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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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Regarding ESPiN and changing the nickname, ESPiN can go pound sound.  (But rather than doing that, I know that they'll give us another documentary about, say, the "greatness" of the WNBA and then hype said documentary like it's the second coming of Ben Hur.)

 

As to changing the color of the numbers, I like they way they look currently.  However, if one would like to see what dark numbers on a white/road jersey or gold numbers on a dark/home jersey would look like, USC offers a good real-world example.  And while I love my alma mater's unis, I prefer the way the 'Skins handle the jersey-number sitch.

 

And just say no to matte finish helmets!  Unless your team sports black helmets, the matte finish looks incredibly odd.  Also, after having our home jerseys and helmets not quite match each other in terms of tone for many years (e.g. the 1980s and parts of the 1990s), we got that issue sorted out, and now some people wanna mess with the finish on the helmets?  No thanks.

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After seeing the attached Sports Illustrated cover of RG3, I'm more convinced than ever that the best (and easiest) fix to our uniforms is to drop the gold/white/gold/white/gold stripes from the socks, leaving the upper half (approximately) of the socks burgundy and the lower half white.  And we wouldn't even have to petition the league to make this small, less-is-more uniform change, as we already possess socks that look this way; we wear them with our white pants.  If this change occurred, our home unis would definitely be the best looking in all of pro sports, in my opinion.

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Has there been any kind of announcement regarding our color schemes this year?

 

Are we sticking with just the white and gold pants? Are we using the throwbacks at all?

Since there is another homecoming game and new throwback gear is being released, I would think we will wear them against the Chargers.

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Has there been any kind of announcement regarding our color schemes this year?

 

Are we sticking with just the white and gold pants? Are we using the throwbacks at all?

 

Good question.  I was hoping we'd see the burgundy pants return this year.  I love the white on gold, more so than white on burgundy, but I still would like to see the white on burgundy at least twice a year.

 

They should drop the white pants all together.  All white doesn't look as good as either white / gold or white / burgundy, and the burgundy jerseys / white pants combo just doesn't look right.  It never has. 

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Since there is another homecoming game and new throwback gear is being released, I would think we will wear them against the Chargers.

 

Nice. I would love them to be used once or twice per year. I really like them.

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I haven't heard anything about us wearing throwbacks this year.

We'll wear burgundy jerseys at home with hold or white pants. I think in the past couple of years, they've worn the gold pants at home the majority of the time with an occasional white at home. On the road, I can see us using the gold more often and if I'm not mistaken, the burgundy pants should be back to use occasionally with the white jersey.

But then again, TB made us wear our burgundy jersey on the road and we wore the white pants.

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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 

 

Couldn't have been top 10 last year. That -12 means it dropped 12 spots from last year's rankings. Top 10 in football last year? Maybe.

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I haven't heard anything about us wearing throwbacks this year.

We'll wear burgundy jerseys at home with hold or white pants. I think in the past couple of years, they've worn the gold pants at home the majority of the time with an occasional white at home. On the road, I can see us using the gold more often and if I'm not mistaken, the burgundy pants should be back to use occasionally with the white jersey.

But then again, TB made us wear our burgundy jersey on the road and we wore the white pants.

 

 

I don't think we can wear the throwbacks this year and use the burgundy pants.  That would be four sets of pants.

 

Like most of us have been saying, " If they would just stop using the white pants ". 

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I don't think we can wear the throwbacks this year and use the burgundy pants.  That would be four sets of pants.

 

Like most of us have been saying, " If they would just stop using the white pants ". 

Correct.  We can only have 3 sets of pants.  Last year's throwbacks were for the 80th anniversary and we were supposed to wear them twice, but only wore them once. This is what I think will happen:

 

8 home games- Burgundy jerseys all 8.  Gold pants 6, white pants 2

 

8 away games- White jerseys 6 games (GB, MInn, Oak, Den, NYG, Atl) 2 games burgundy (Dall, Philly).  I think we wear our gold pants 4 of the six games we wear the white jerseys and 2 games with burgundy pants.  We wear white pants at Philly and gold at Dallas with the burgundy jerseys.

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Correct.  We can only have 3 sets of pants.  Last year's throwbacks were for the 80th anniversary and we were supposed to wear them twice, but only wore them once. This is what I think will happen:

 

8 home games- Burgundy jerseys all 8.  Gold pants 6, white pants 2

 

8 away games- White jerseys 6 games (GB, MInn, Oak, Den, NYG, Atl) 2 games burgundy (Dall, Philly).  I think we wear our gold pants 4 of the six games we wear the white jerseys and 2 games with burgundy pants.  We wear white pants at Philly and gold at Dallas with the burgundy jerseys.

 

Sounds like you don't think we'll wear the throwbacks, at all.

 

Maybe, we'll  see.

 

I think we'll wear the throwbacks, and more than once.

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White pants again tonight  :angry:

 

No other choice in South Fla. can't go burg/gold and the Bucs normally where their whites. But yah, seriously, death to the white pants.

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Why can't they wear Burgundy on Gold?

 

I mean they can, but I'm sure they factored in heat/humidity, like most teams do at the beginning of the year

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heat/humidity

 

?

 

I don't get it.  I really doubt yellow/gold pants produce more heat than the white pants.  That just doesn't make any sense.

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I don't get it.  I really doubt yellow/gold pants produce more heat than the white pants.  That just doesn't make any sense.

 

Who knows, but thats what teams do

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Saving the white top/burgundy pants classic for the MNF beatdown.

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I don't get it.  I really doubt yellow/gold pants produce more heat than the white pants.  That just doesn't make any sense.

Lighter colors especially white reflect the sun and, therefore, absorb less heat than darker colors. It is a factor for teams.

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Saving the white top/burgundy pants classic for the MNF beatdown.

Lighter colors especially white reflect the sun and, therefore, absorb less heat than darker colors. It is a factor for teams.

 

But the gold pants are light, and it's a night game so the sun isn't a factor.  Sorry but that reason just doesn't hold up for the team wearing white tonight.

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