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      We’re still doing this?  Absolutely!  Despite all the compelling reasons to just let everyone go home and enjoy and extended offseason, this is not an option.  The games must be played, and therefore we the long-suffering fans will feel compelled to watch.  Even games no reasonable football fan would choose to watch like, for example, today’s Redskins Jets game.   

      Today’s convergence of sadness features the 30th ranked scoring offense (Jets 14.4 ppg) versus the 32nd (Redskins 12.0 ppg).  The first team to 15 wins!  With no playoff aspirations the compelling story lines for this game are largely limited to watching young players (hopefully) develop.  Dwayne Haskins gets his first home start and Derrius Guice is back from injury.   
       
      My, reasonable, goals for today’s game:  
      1- Score a touchdown 
      2- Score more than 17 points.   
      3- Haskins throws for 200 yards or more with no interceptions  
      4- Guice runs the ball at least 10 times and finishes at 3.5 yards per carry and healthy.  
       
      Hoping for a win at this point feels like setting myself up for disappointment, so I’m happy to settle for an entertaining loss.  
       
      Special thanks to @pez for some excellent Guinness beef stew.  If you absolutely have to stand in a frozen parking lot at 9am, the best place to do it is at the Extremeskins Tailgate with Pez and @Huly.  Great fans, great people. 
       
      The Redskins have declared for the following players as inactive: 
      Paul Richardson  
      Colt McCoy 
      Deshazor Everett 
      Chris Thompson  
      Ross Pierschbacher 
      Vernon Davis  
      Tim Settle  
       
      The Jets declared the following players as inactive  
      Nate Hairston  
      Darryl Roberts  
      Paul Worrilow 
      Matthias Farley  
      CJ Mosley  
      Jordan Willis  
      Leo Koloamatangi 
       
      1st Quarter - Redskins 0 - 6 Jets
      If you wanted to sit in the cold and watch a football game with some Jets fans at FedEx, but were worried that there were not enough seats available, I have good news.  There’s plenty of space available, so come on down and prove you’re a real fan by sitting though this in person.
       
      Jets dominated the 1st quarter even though they only scored 6 points.  The reason being that Washington managed only 13 yards of offense and a single first down.  
       
      Question: Is it still a check down pass if the QB never looks at anyone else?
       
      2nd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      The Jets have achieved an insurmountable 13 point lead early in the 2nd quarter.  All hope is lost.

      Is there a more perfect example of the Redskins offense than their first scoring drive in the 2nd quarter?  Interception gives the Redskins the ball on the Jets 16 yard line.  They proceed to march 10 yards backwards before kicking a field goal from the Jets 26.  It's perfect.  Two or three more field goals we can call it a day. 

      The Jets score again and if feels like they are are just piling on at this point.  Three touchdowns in the first half for them, just three points for the redskins.  Our streak of no touchdowns has now extended to 15 quarters. 
       
      3rd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      There is a spider slowly descending from the ceiling in the press box and it's the most interesting thing that's happened during the third quarter of this game. 
       
      I have decided to allow the spider to live, provided it does not touch me.  I'm off to get some more caffeine. 

      4th Quarter - Redskins 17 - 34 Jets
      The first wave of Redskins fans, the few that are here, started streaming towards the exits after that 4th Jets touchdown.  As if the Jets didn't have this game wrapped up in the 2nd quarter. 
       
      Jet have now more than doubled their average points per game and have matched their season high of 34 points (and they missed two field goals in this game). 
       
      TOUCHDOWN REDSKINS!  THE DROUGHT IT OVER!  Guice took a short pass from Haskins  all the way to the house.  2 point conversion is successful on a pass from Haskins to Quinn. 
       
      The Redskins score another touchdown!  This feels like an embarrassment of riches, even if we are still certain to lose this game. 
       
      End of Game.
       
      Let's review those reasonable goals I mentioned earlier:
       
      1- Success.
      2- Close enough, I'm counting it
      3- Haskins did throw for over 200, but unfortunately did have an interception. 
      4- Guice was not given the opportunity to run the ball ten times today.  He did however score on a 45 yard TD pass and finish the game healthy.  I'll take it.
       
      Even though the Redskins lost, it was good to see the offense show some faint signs of life and end the streak of games without a TD.  The team looked competitive for much of the second half, and perhaps they could have made this a fun game if they carried that same energy throughout.  It was good to see Guice and Mclaurin show out today.  I think both of them have a future with this team that I look forward to seeing. 

       
       

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

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It was a one-time thing. I hope we never see them again.

Getting in before this get's merged: I couldn't agree more.

The burgundy on burgundy looked absolutely garish and putrid. Didn't work at all IMO. :nono:

Now, if you want to go with the yellow/gold pants and burgundy jersey's in a true retro throw back, I'd be more than down with. The white jersey's/yellow pants against the Giants the other year looked real sweet.

Hail.

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The burgundy on burgundy looked ok, but it's not the best.

White/Burgundy: :yes:

Burgundy/White: :yes:

White/White: :no: :puke:

Burgundy/Burgundy::whoknows:

70th Anniv. style: :yes:

75th Anniv. style: :yes:

Personally, I think the white on white looks disgusting and would love to see us go back to the White/Burgundy for the home games, and wear the 2002/2003 throwback once or twice a year.

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Never again ... please.

Go back to the Gibbs-established tradition of white jerseys and burgundy pants all season.

in case you haven't noticed, Gibbs isnt around anymore.

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Unless it's white and white, same color jerseys and pants end up looking like pajamas. Teams look best when either the jerseys or pants are white.

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Personally, I too liked the Burgundy on Burgundy. My favorite is actually the Burgundy jersey with white pants, but I really don't care what they wear as long as they win.

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If not gold pants, at least white socks or gold socks so it doesn't look like pajamas. Look at the jets when they go all green, they go white socks and it looks dope.

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i personally think those uni's look great, especially with those black/gold cleats portis has on.

that said, i still prefer the white jersey/burgundy pants combo solely because of tradition.

anything is better than these (and the horrendous season they will forever remind me of):

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^^^^^dude you kidding? i love the gold and burgondy uniforms!! best thing about that season....

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Gold pants + Burgundy jerseys = Money! :point2sky

I would love to see something like this only maybe a slightly different shade of gold

portis-mod-msgboard.jpg

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B & B, white on white...

The white on yellow with the yellow helmets vs the Giants were nice, too.

Lets go b & b with the yellow helmets ftw...

I hate the White tops with burgundy pants. Its tradition and all, but I still find it rather tasteless. The league as a whole has begun to move more towards the solid color scheme. Solid on solid, white on white... its what the players want. Seems like its the older fans that can't let go of "tradition" that want to stick to the past.

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I like. I like uniforms that have a majority of a teams main colors. Everybody has white

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I would love to see something like this only maybe a slightly different shade of gold

portis-mod-msgboard.jpg

^ bad ass!

the b&b is sweet too. i like both more then the white pants

:saber:RAAAAAA this is a cool icon!

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I eagree the white on white look like PJ's, but they still look cool and I wouldn't mind seeing them again. I really liked the B on B despite getting throttled the way we did. Somehow... and maybe its just me, but i don't think the color of the uni's had anything to do with the way we were handled at our house. Id like to see B on B again... we can do it against crappy teams like Detroit or KC just in case though.

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I dig burgundy + burgundy.

I like the gold pants idea too, heck why not even try a gold jersey.

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I would love to see something like this only maybe a slightly different shade of gold

Nice work. I actually like that shade of gold. Very throwback-y.

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I've been YouTubing all sorts of things, just ready to watch some Redskins football. In coming across the Steelers game last year, I realize that I'd really like to see the burgundy on burgundy uniforms again.

What do you think?

I loved them ,thought they would look good with the yellow helmit.:logo:

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