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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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The Merged x115 Adventures Of The Fashion Police Weekly aka THE Uniform Thread

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Thanks guys.....just wondering. I understood that for the Steelers game...national tv...something different, but I saw it a couple of other times and I just thought I'd ask.

Zorn said something about switching mid season, about the time the weather would start getting cooler.

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I searched Uniform, and it was on the second page of the search. Nice try though.:cheers:
This is a perfect example of why tags are actually NOT dumb - they're actually USEFUL, if people would just use them for what they are intended for.

First somebody has to make the tag. And somebody already did (and it wasn't me).

Second, use the TAG SEARCH instead of the normal search. If you tag search for

uniform

shazaam, it's right there.

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I think sometimes they will wear the dark jerseys to force the other team to wear white, when they would rather wear their dark color. Think the Eagles like wearing Green. Pittsburgh like black. I could be wrong though.

The premise of wearing white at home has always been to force Dallas to wear their road blues since they are one of the few teams that also have home white. The Pukes had to wear those blues in Cleveland and (oddly enough) St. Louis as well.

A number of other teams usually split their season with white early, then dark late at home; Philadelphia, Carolina, Tampa, Jacksonville, Houston come to mind.

Miami does white for day games but teal for the night games at home (less the handful of times they went with orange - they wore that against us in 2003).

My first years of watching the Redskins were home white with burgundy pants under Gibbs I which succeeding coaches kept until the year of Marty-ball. I'd like to see us go back to it ...

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I think it's time for the team to bring back the gold (yellow) pants for both home and away games. They can always keep the burgundy pants as an alternative color to wear at times (many teams have different options).

I'd love to see them wear the burgundy and gold at home and the white and gold on the road.

That's all! Nothing major but a nice tweak to the uniform to completely break from the past of white/burgundy and burgundy/white.

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^ I agree guys. Why doesn't the team bring back the Gold pants? The Burgundy jerseys with Gold Pants (George Allen era) were the best uni combo to date. It's a damn shame we no longer wear that uniform. Is there anything us little peons can do to make this happen?

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The first thing that needs to be done this offseason is BRING BACK THE DARK BURGUNDY UNI'S!

That' right I said it. Our "burgundy" gets lighter and lighter every season and I think it's effecting our play. Pretty soon we may look like the Chiefs.

You decide:

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The first thing that needs to be done this offseason is BRING BACK THE DARK BURGUNDY UNI'S!

That' right I said it. Our "burgundy" gets lighter and lighter every season and I think it's effecting our play. Pretty soon we may look like the Chiefs.

I do not agree. I had a pair of 1998 Starter Burgundy Game Pants and a pair of 2006 Reebok Burgundy Game Pants and the difference is startling. The 1998 version is much lighter. MTH, any comments?

I am pretty sure the difference in the photos is the lighting.

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Bump for a question...

Does anyone know if a uniform change of any kind is in the works? I'm not really asking for opinions, but more for information from people in the know.

Thanks!

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Bump for a question...

Does anyone know if a uniform change of any kind is in the works? I'm not really asking for opinions, but more for information from people in the know.

Thanks!

I was just thinking yesterday "You know I've not seen a uni thread in a while" Well done sir well done!

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Hey man I love any news on the Uni's. Lets get this thing going what will the danny try to sell us this season?

On a related side note...I know I am in the BIG TIME minority here but I really liked the al Burg Uni's that was so rad we gotta do that more...I dont know why I did but even know when I see pics or replays of that game I am stoked for us to wear that again.

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Hey man I love any news on the Uni's. Lets get this thing going what will the danny try to sell us this season?

On a related side note...I know I am in the BIG TIME minority here but I really liked the al Burg Uni's that was so rad we gotta do that more...I dont know why I did but even know when I see pics or replays of that game I am stoked for us to wear that again.

+1 them all burgs was nice. But I wish we would do something. Almost all the teams that changed their jerseys started playing better.

Rams. i know they changed after their super bowl victory.

Pats

Bucs

Cards

Broncos

Eagles

Giants

Now I know the Bills and Lions changed too and still somewhat suck. But they are the Bills and Lions!!!!! At least the Bills started off 5-2

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Does anyone have any scientific fact that wearing the darker jerseys in hot weather is worse than white? I guess in the old days, you had a home and away and that was it. It didn't matter what the weather was.

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Got this off of Yahoo Answers:

Why does wearing black clothing make you hotter even in the shade?

jclint22...

Keep in mind that opposites attract and black is opposite to light. Therefore black absorbs energy.

Because black absorbs light energy, IE: collecting heat, regardless of how much light is present the black clothes will absorb the energy in the light.

Light and energy are proportional - more light = more energy = more heat / less light = less energy = less heat.

In your example of "shade" there is still light present = some light = some energy = some heat.

Even in the shade there is the presence of light. Light is energy and black absorbs light.

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Bump for a question...

Does anyone know if a uniform change of any kind is in the works? I'm not really asking for opinions, but more for information from people in the know.

Thanks!

The only change I want to see are gold pants like the Kilmer era.

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Does anyone have any scientific fact that wearing the darker jerseys in hot weather is worse than white? I guess in the old days, you had a home and away and that was it. It didn't matter what the weather was.

Black absorbs light, white reflects it, think about a projector and projector screen.

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Do anybody know if we are plan any uniforms or logo updates this year of next. Also due you guy think we will use the yellow uniform any this year. I don't know about you guys it seems like we wear the same uniform every week..

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Probably no changes, we would have heard about it already. Like the Lions and Jags. Hopefully we drop the all burgandy uni's. Those things were fugly. I wouldn't mind seeing the 75th uni again, we only saw them one time, a game we choked away. I love our uni's, so timeless, but sometimes a change is needed.

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I think we kind of need to tweak the uniforms. Let's face it, the unis we have are timeless and classic, but many other teams have kept the main parts of the uniforms while making some changes. I like what the lions did to their uniforms and the seahawks and patriots have made similar changes in the past. Our uniforms are too 90's and need a little tweaking

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