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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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So if we change the jersey style to the older look with more stripes on the side and adjust if for the new shorter cut that most players wear we could get something that looks like this.

 

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I think it solidifies the look and makes it more "uniform."

I think something like this would be even better if the gold outlined numbers that we currently use are included.

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Hmm, that looks pretty good. I think with that more modernized look, the striped socks have to go though. I'm definitely digging the wider stripe pattern

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So if we change the jersey style to the older look with more stripes on the side and adjust if for the new shorter cut that most players wear we could get something that looks like this.

 

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx80/ekcmarco/skinsuni1_zps2e5d9445.jpg

 

I think it solidifies the look and makes it more "uniform."

 

I think that uniform looks great. I agree, the stripes on the sleeves, ( along with no outline around the numbers ) make the whole uniform look better.

 

 

 

For what it's worth, and for whoever cares; from what I've seen from various sources: The Bills, Packers, and Rams will all wear their throwbacks at least once this year. The Giant's will wear white pants, instead of gray with their blue jerseys, a few times this year.

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So if we change the jersey style to the older look with more stripes on the side and adjust if for the new shorter cut that most players wear we could get something that looks like this.

 

 

I think it solidifies the look and makes it more "uniform."

 

 

Love it. Reminds me of this late 70's Riggo look

 

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Throw the players' number on the back of the helmet and we have a winner.

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httrmp also made this one.Its like a hybrid of the 75th Anniv jersey with the current helmet. Very clean.

Now that is pretty awesome. I'd like to see that jersey in burgundy as well. 

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Those mockups are really good I just wish the pant stripes matched the sleeve and socks. Otherwise A+

Wouldn't mind a gold border around the jersey numbers wither but I can live without

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I watched the Vikings last night and I really like the matte paint look of their helmets, instead of the shiny almost glitter infused look of our helmets and others.  The Skins helmets would look sweet if they switched up.

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I watched the Vikings last night and I really like the matte paint look of their helmets, instead of the shiny almost glitter infused look of our helmets and others.  The Skins helmets would look sweet if they switched up.

Matte finishes on helmets do look great if done correctly. My favorite VT helmet is the black matte helmet from their 2010 pro combat uniform. Having said that, I don't know if our shade of burgundy really lends itself to a great matte finish. I'd have to see it before I was comfortable saying it was a good idea.

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I wonder how our uniforms would look with gold numbers/letters. Obviously the burgundy jerseys would look fine, but I'd be curious to see if it would look OK against the white. I'm sure it would have to be outlined in burgundy in that case. I think it could be a cool change of pace and gives us a little more of our true color scheme instead of using a neutral.

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I watched the Vikings last night and I really like the matte paint look of their helmets, instead of the shiny almost glitter infused look of our helmets and others. The Skins helmets would look sweet if they switched up.

I'm the opposite. I don't like that "flat" look on helmets, especially black. But I don't like helmets that are "glittery" either. Just give me regular or normal.

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I like the gold color of those pants.  I don't mind the current ones, but I'd prefer them to be slightly darker and less shiny.  The 70th Anniversary is still my favorite color scheme.  That is the burgundy and gold I think the team should use (except less shiny pants):

 

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I wonder how our uniforms would look with gold numbers/letters. Obviously the burgundy jerseys would look fine, but I'd be curious to see if it would look OK against the white. I'm sure it would have to be outlined in burgundy in that case. I think it could be a cool change of pace and gives us a little more of our true color scheme instead of using a neutral.

 

I would like them to try gold numbers as well, but from what I've been told people in the stands and TV spotters have a hard time making them out.  I think that was the main reason the Saints went away from the gold numbers that they used to sport.

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I would like them to try gold numbers as well, but from what I've been told people in the stands and TV spotters have a hard time making them out.  I think that was the main reason the Saints went away from the gold numbers that they used to sport.

 

I figured. I would guess that the burgundy outline on the white jerseys would make it pretty easy to see. I'm sure I'm wrong though!

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Our current unis were ranked top ten in all of sports by ESPN. I see zero reason to mess with them.

 

I think the big thing is just making them more consistent.  For example, using solid burgundy socks rather that the striped one.

 

When the team wears burgundy pants, the socks have two stripes.

 

The gold pants have 3 stripes.

 

The white pants have 2 stripes.

 

The jerseys have two stripes at the lower sleeve.

 

The helmet has 3 stripes.

 

It's just kinda all over the place.  Clean up some details, and the unis are darn near perfect.  

 

Regarding the color scheme, I like the darker burgundy (70th and 80th anniversary burgundy) more so than the cranberry color of the current "burgundy" jerseys.  Regarding the gold...I could go either way.  I don't mind the darker gold of the 70th, but I also like the brighter gold used today.  If anything I'd just prefer them to be less shiny, and just slightly darker (but lighter than the 70th).

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Our current unis were ranked top ten in all of sports by ESPN. I see zero reason to mess with them.

 

Actually it was #74.

 

 

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-12 In strictly aesthetic terms, Washington's white jersey, gold pants and striped socks add up to one of the best looks in the league, and that uni will look even better this season, because they've scrapped the neck roll on the collar. But the ugly reality is that the Skins' name and brand embody an ethnic slur that taints everything it touches, including the team's uniforms. It's time for Daniel Snyder to heed the growing chorus of voices calling for a new direction.

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I think if the Skins dropped the name Uni watch would put them in the top 20. I like their blog, but they really beat the drum (lack of a better phrase) on the Redskins name, etc etc. I'm surprised they even print the name in their posts.

 

I'd like the recently mockups by fans. Would LOVE to see some current designs but with the true deep burgundy and gold for the colors. Does that make sense? Also, the players' number on the helmet. I know SD used to do that and Bama does. I just would like that in the NFL.

 

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Somebody show me this with a burgundy dome, gold Facemask and white numbers.

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Actually it was #74.

 

 

74

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-12 In strictly aesthetic terms, Washington's white jersey, gold pants and striped socks add up to one of the best looks in the league, and that uni will look even better this season, because they've scrapped the neck roll on the collar. But the ugly reality is that the Skins' name and brand embody an ethnic slur that taints everything it touches, including the team's uniforms. It's time for Daniel Snyder to heed the growing chorus of voices calling for a new direction.

That may have been from this season but I vividly remember it being top ten on ESPN last year.

 

Probably because it was before the name change bandwagon got steam 

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