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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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Hmm, I actually kind of like the gold jersey idea.

I do too. I didn't think I'd like it, but once I saw it, I really liked it. I'm not sure it would work with anything other than the Burgundy pants though...Gold on Gold would just be too over the top, and Gold on White wouldn't look that good. We need to make this happen. Anyone know Bruce?

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This would be amazing! I'd love to see the Skins totally switch it up and wear Gold Jerseys.

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Uggh, my kid has PJs that look like this. No thanks.

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D-Hog, they look like practice uni's to me

I see what you're saying b/c it's what the QB's wear in practice. Still though, I like it. Not sure if I'd go exactly like what is seen in that picture, but I definitely think Gold tops / Burgundy pants can work. If anything, it could make for a good alternate once a season.

I guess Gold on White could work....the White jerseys / Gold pants looks great. The LA Rams busted out Gold / Yellow jerseys in the 90s...doesn't look too bad:

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Why would we wear the 70th anniversary unis? Wouldn't we wear a different commemorative uniform for the next anniversary? And for the record, I didn't care for the 70th anniversary uniform. It looks like a caricature of what our uniforms are supposed to look like.

I disagree strongly. If for no other reason, every Redskin fan should love the 70th anniversary unis simply because they were actually burgundy and gold. Not red and yellow.

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I disagree strongly. If for no other reason, every Redskin fan should love the 70th anniversary unis simply because they were actually burgundy and gold. Not red and yellow.

I loved them. The other one's that I loved (and use on Madden for every home game) are the 1940's uni's with the Burgandy helmet and jersey/gold pants.

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Those Maryland unis were FUGLY! All of them are bad, I hate the designs / patterns on all of them. Sorry to all you UMD fans out there, but with Football, the classic look always looks better than the crazy stuff. If the latter, it just comes off looking like Arena Football.

Go look at Penn St., Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, then look at Maryland. You tell me what's better.

As a MD fan, I agree. I hate the "Oregon-ification" of our uniforms.

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This would be amazing! I'd love to see the Skins totally switch it up and wear Gold Jerseys.

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Wait a minute, you hate the MD jerseys, but like this monstrosity?

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Wait a minute, you hate the MD jerseys, but like this monstrosity?

Yeah, I love the idea of gold / yellow jerseys. Not sure if I'd go with that exact style, but I'm all for a gold jersey.

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Anything but the burgundy tops with white pants. That's the only combo that I just can't stand. I'd be fine with white on white/burg/gold, burg on burg, burg on gold, whatever.

And I actually wouldn't mind actual burg and actual gold, because let's be honest, we call it gold, but when I see it, the first thing that pops into my head is a bottle of French's mustard.

Edited by Mr. Sinister

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Skins long overdue for a makeover.

It will help shake losing image.

Danny should hire the Under Armour guy!

Nike is taking over next year. I doubt they will change it though.

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Anything but the burgundy tops with white pants. That's the only combo that I just can't stand. I'd be fine with white on white/burg/gold, burg on burg, burg on gold, whatever.

And I actually wouldn't mind actual burg and actual gold, because let's be honest, we call it gold, but when I see it, the first thing that pops into my head is a bottle of French's mustard.

I really really hate the ****ing mustard comments. Get over it! If it were "gold" like the ugly **** Notre Dame, or New Orleans, or the Rams wear, then it would just look like spicy brown / ballpark mustard instead of French's. Whatever, one is a brighter shade, and deep yellowish color, and the other is a brownish, shiny, darker look. Either way, yellow / gold can look like mustard. Personally, I'd much rather have the "gold" the Redskins wear now over what the Rams have. The latter is flat out hideous.

So all you "gold" haters, the ones who say you hate the "French's Mustard look", is this what you want?

Ball Park Mustard:

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Gosh, I love this thread. This sucker got me my one and only NNT back in the day. (Hi there TK. ;) ) I love our unis, would make just a couple of minor changes. Bring back the flat pants, don't like the shiny burgundy, and put the two fat stripes back on the jersey sleeves. That way I can reminisce about the glory days easier.

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To those calling our uniforms yellow, here are the actual colors Burgundy and Gold:

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I'd actually prefer if they toned it down from true gold (seen above), but I'm not going to say they aren't playing in gold now. The color we use is actually very close to true "gold".

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I really really hate the ****ing mustard comments. Get over it!

I love the Stadium...

I really really don't give a **** whether you hate it or not. You need to grow up. A 35 year old man getting all emotional over the word mustard? You ought to be ashamed of yourself. Heres a tissue...

If it were "gold" like the ugly **** Notre Dame, or New Orleans, or the Rams wear, then it would just look like spicy brown / ballpark mustard instead of French's. Whatever, one is a brighter shade, and deep yellowish color, and the other is a brownish, shiny, darker look. Either way, yellow / gold can look like mustard. Personally, I'd much rather have the "gold" the Redskins wear now over what the Rams have. The latter is flat out hideous.

So all you "gold" haters, the ones who say you hate the "French's Mustard look", is this what you want?

To clarify, I never said I hated the mustard (don't cry this time) color, in fact, I actually like it, it just isn't gold, or "traditional" gold, at least to me. Now the guy above me just said that the actual color is "true gold." If it is, then fine. You clearly care a lot more about this than I do. In no way am I a "hater." Judging from your post, it seems that you literally read the last sentence of my post and wailed away. Learn to pay attention.

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Don't give a damn what you guys say, the new uniforms make the Redskins look like the Redskins. We wore gold trousers much longer than burgundy or white.

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Don't give a damn what you guys say, the new uniforms make the Redskins look like the Redskins. We wore gold trousers much longer than burgundy or white.

Who knew that an apparent grown man could be driven to tears over the politically correct color of our pants. Tiz serious bidness, these pants are...

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