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      Good afternoon Redskins fans!  I have once again been invited to sit in the relative comfort of the press box and shout my thoughts into the void via this blog.  As you watch the game today and see the rain  pour relentlessly from the heavens, know that I am safe and dry.  Know also that @Spaceman Spiff is out there somewhere, cold and unappreciated, rolling around in the muck trying to capture that perfect picture.  Maybe say a little prayer for his health (or laugh, whatever, I’m not judging you).  Also, be sure not to miss the pictures he posts on this site after each game.     
      Before we get into today's Redskins game, I want give some thanks for more positive occurrences in DC sports.  Congrats to the Washington Mystics for winning their first championship.  Congrats go out to the Washington Nationals as well for reaching the world series.  These two teams (along with the Caps) are working hard to change the sports related mood around this town, and we're all happier for it. 
      Lets move now into less cheerful topics, namely your Washington Redskins!  Yow know things are going bad, and I mean really dang bad, when your team has gone through three quarterbacks and two coaches and your not even half way through the season.  Today's fresh hell comes in the form of a specter of the our recent past coming to smirk at our misfortune.  Im talking of course of Kyle.  Kyle's spent the week assuring everyone that he isn’t holding a grudge, while very obviously holding a grudge.  “Everything else.”  You know what I’m talking about. 
      If all he brought to town were his hurt feelings we wouldn’t have a problem.  Sadly, he’s arrived with an undefeated football team that the NFL says we have to play this week.  This feels entirely unfair. 
      My generic key to the game:  Run the ball and stop the run.  The team (spoiler alert: 49ers) that does this today will win.   
      Redskins Inactives  
      QB Colt McCoy  
      S Deshazor Everett  
      CB Josh Norman  
      RB Chris THompson  
      LB Josh Harvey-Clemons 
      G Wes Martin  
      TE Vernon Davis  
      49ers inactives  
      QB CJ Beathard 
      WR Deebo Samuel  
      CB Ahkello Witherspoon  
      FB Kyle Juszczyk 
      T Mike McGLinchey 
      T Joe Staley 
      DL DJ Jones 
      1st Quarter Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers
      Callahan wasn’t playing around when he said he wanted to run the ball.  That first drive was all runs, and looked great... right up until they tried to pass the ball.  Hopkins missed the relatively short fied goal, because of course he did.     

      Maybe Quinn isn’t a good choice to be returning punts?  Consider it.    
      That second Redskins drive looked more like what we’ve come to expect from this offense.  Run for negative yards, pass dropped, and an unsuccessful screen pass.  A quintessential Redskins three and out. 

      Passing yards this quarter:  Redskins 3. 49ers 9.  Are you not entertained?! 
      Half Time Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers 
      How happy are you to spend your Sunday afternoon watching this game?  Consider that some people paid money, to sit in a poncho, in the rain, to watch this game. 
      It’s now time for those half time adjustments that our beloved skins do so well.  It’s unlikely the second half mirrors the first. 
      3rd Quarter Update 
      Redskins 0 – 3 49ers  
      Good news, this game will not end in a 0-0 tie.  Those half time adjustments have kicked in as expected and the 49ers have found a way onto the scoreboard in this messy throwback game.  The Redskins have decided to spend the second half collecting holding penalties and sadness.  Mercifully, only one quarter remains. 
      End of Game Update 
      Redskins 0 – 9 49ers 
      Callahan hasn’t spent much time as the head coach of the Washington Redskins, but he’s already proven that his team can waste 2nd half timeouts like a veteran.  It makes little sense to adopt a strategy that shortens the game when your team is losing, and it makes even less sense when your team is short on time outs.  I’m not really sure what the thinking as late in this game.    
      Next week Kirk Cousins!   


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ES Content: Washington Redskins Media Guides (**1st Update**)

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Installment 1: 1948 through 1952

In the ongoing interest of providing our members with the broadest array of products and services related to the Washington Redskins, we have acquired, scanned, uploaded and converted (to the extent possible, into text), our collection of Washington Redskins Media Guides. Our archives start at 1948 and go through the present (with some exceptions). Over the course of the next few months, we will be periodically releasing more media guides for your consumption. We hope that each of you will take advantage of this resource to read up on the history of the Redskins and learn about the team, players, coaches and history of bygone eras.


48mg.JPG The 1948 Washington Redskins Media Guide

49mg.JPG The 1949 Washington Redskins Media Guide

50mg.JPG The 1950 Washington Redskins Media Guide

52mg.JPG The 1952 Washington Redskins Media Guide

Installment 2: 1953 through 1956

53mg.JPG The 1953 Washington Redskins Media Guide

54mg.JPG The 1954 Washington Redskins Media Guide

55mg.JPG The 1955 Washington Redskins Media Guide

56mg.JPG The 1956 Washington Redskins Media Guide


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These are awesome iheart.

:applause: To the mods.

btw, think I can still get season tickets for 20bucks?

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Thats the plan.....coolest part, they're 'searchable' since they're in PDF format.

Btw, this is ALL iheartskins hard work on display. Also huge props to Die Hard who tracked down and obtained, at great effort and expense over a number of years, these media guides. You'd be hard pressed to find many of these individually anywhere else, and short of working for the NFL history division, you sure wouldn't have access to nearly all of them. Its fascinating to see how the league has changed, and how much more comprehensive and elaborate the guides get with time.

Awesome job iheart :cheers:

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:applause: Oh my god! These are just awesome. Thank you so much for the effort. This community is really the best. Thanks for all your work! :notworthy

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Outstanding job Sol, there shouldn't be a single true Redskins fan that doesn't love this.

:notworthy :notworthy :notworthy :notworthy

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Got my 2006 Version of the Skins Media Guide

Okay, cool. We'll save that one for last then. :)

Seriously top notch work, Sol. Major, major kudos and thanks.

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Classic pictures in some of these.....this one's Sammy Baugh in his last game, giving his successor Eddie Lebaron some pointers....

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