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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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No and not for lack of trying. These uniforms has been under lock and key from nike and the skins.

I'm surprised that during this day and age you can keep anything hidden from the media anymore...

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Got it from my head. If it's the same helmet, then it could be a similar uniform, and they won't go with the White tops again i'm sure.

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Live stream on Redskins.com???

From Redskins Facebook Page....

Washington Redskins

Tune in tonight from 5:00pm-6:30pm to the team’s LIVE Ustream channel in our Facebook tab or on your Redskins Mobile App to see unfiltered, behind the scenes action from the Redskins 80th Anniversary Kickoff Event at Redskins Park! The event will feature the unveiling of the team's 80th Anniversary uniforms, a live band, cheerleader performances and more!!

LIKE to celebrate 80 years of Redskins football!

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Well we now have another clue as to the new uniform, via the official Redskins Blog:

http://blog.redskins.com/2012/05/10/sneak-peek-at-alternate-jersey/

At first glance it doesn't look like that image gives much away, but I think it does one thing - if you notice the colors used in the big question mark in the image, I'm almost certain that's a clue as to the color scheme. Not that this should be a surprise, but it does look like the true dark burgundy with the dark gold (as opposed to the red and yellow they use today...and yes, let's stop kidding ourselves, the uniforms today are red & yellow, not burgundy and gold). Anyway that's my 2 cents.

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Well we now have another clue as to the new uniform, via the official Redskins Blog...

Check out the cleat 'shadow' in that picture...the 'red' does look to be a deeper color than the one used currently.

Then again it could just be the shadow effect making it appear darker.

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Well we now have another clue as to the new uniform, via the official Redskins Blog:

http://blog.redskins.com/2012/05/10/sneak-peek-at-alternate-jersey/

At first glance it doesn't look like that image gives much away, but I think it does one thing - if you notice the colors used in the big question mark in the image, I'm almost certain that's a clue as to the color scheme. Not that this should be a surprise, but it does look like the true dark burgundy with the dark gold (as opposed to the red and yellow they use today...and yes, let's stop kidding ourselves, the uniforms today are red & yellow, not burgundy and gold). Anyway that's my 2 cents.

Good catch.

I'm fine with the "burgundy" the team wears, but I would like to see a slightly darker shade of "gold". It is a little too bright and shiny for my liking right now, but I still like our current "gold" over the "gold" used by teams like the Rams. Actually, I'd like to see a slightly darker jersey too...Basically the 70th color scheme is as closest to what I like.

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Interesting take joeski. You could be on to something.

Maybe somthing like this:

http://product.images.fansedge.com/64-15/64-15348-F.jpg

Yes well I'm thinking those colors in that "?" most closely resemble the colors from the uniforms in the 1930s-1940s from this image (but not so much from the 50's and beyond, as you can see that's when they started going away from burgundy & gold and more towards red & yellow). Oh and I have a hunch it will be the gold numbers to match the pants, like in the 1937 uniform. That would set this uni apart from any current Skins uniform scheme (...and maybe Indian head patched on the sleeves like the '37 uniform??):

Washington+Redskins+1200.jpg

Now that being said, these may be (and likely are) the base colors of the uniform, but what exactly they are doing with "the new age look of the future" aspect is the real mystery here IMO.

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Roy Helu just got approved to wear Helu Jr on the back of the jersey. It seems to me that with Nike producing the jerseys, the NFL is allowing players to pick the name they desire on their jerseys lol.

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Roy Helu just got approved to wear Helu Jr on the back of the jersey. It seems to me that with Nike producing the jerseys, the NFL is allowing players to pick the name they desire on their jerseys lol.

He Hate Me coming to a store near you.

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...and here's a closer look at that 1937 uniform...would be a sweet base or starting point for a throwback that you could add a modern look to:

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I just got notification from my Redskins app to tune in from 5-6:30 pm to the team's Ustream Facebook tab or mobile app to see live action of the 80th Anniversary Kickoff event. I had no idea there would be some sort of event.

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Take it for what its worth but i asked someone who knows about the new unis. They wouldnt tell me specifics but sammy baugh style came up so i asked hot or cold and the answer was artic. So im not even thinking of those jersey combos anymore.

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Take it for what its worth but i asked someone who knows about the new unis. They wouldnt tell me specifics but sammy baugh style came up so i asked hot or cold and the answer was artic. So im not even thinking of those jersey combos anymore.

Well this sho' 'nuff is gonna get interesting in a couple of hours. But I'll echo what others have commented on - kudos to the Skins and to Nike for somehow managing to keep these things under wraps. Of course Nike did keep the standard NFL jersey's completely under wraps too, so maybe it isn't a big surprise. Nike is like the Christopher Nolan of sportswear, lol!

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That's odd. all white and we have to guess the numbers!

Well we now have another clue as to the new uniform, via the official Redskins Blog:

http://blog.redskins.com/2012/05/10/sneak-peek-at-alternate-jersey/

At first glance it doesn't look like that image gives much away, but I think it does one thing - if you notice the colors used in the big question mark in the image, I'm almost certain that's a clue as to the color scheme. Not that this should be a surprise, but it does look like the true dark burgundy with the dark gold (as opposed to the red and yellow they use today...and yes, let's stop kidding ourselves, the uniforms today are red & yellow, not burgundy and gold). Anyway that's my 2 cents.

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If it starts at 5, I'd say they'll talk about "tradition" and all this other stuff for 15-30 minutes before showing off the uni's.

[Not saying tradition and that other stuff isn't important]

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