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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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I almost feel guilty starting a new thread. There's too many as it is. But I don't see a thread on this. Yet.

September 19, 2005. Texas Stadium. Cowboys come out of the tunnel with their classic uniforms of old. They take an early 13 point lead. Then allow one of the most emotionally devastating come-backs in Dallas history. And against a division rival to boot. Final Score, Washington 14, Dallas 13.

September 23, 2007. FedExField. Redskins come out wearing their old classic uniforms of old. ....and you know what happened.

I don't care how good they look, I hope we never wear these uniforms again. And I bet we don't. Bad omen.

Retire the helmets. Retire the jerseys. Retire the pants. And no, I won't be picking up a 75th anniverary game jersey at the tent sale.

Thank-you.

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I hate those uniforms anyway, and since you brought it up I'll *****.

Of ALL the uniforms they could have used, they picked the absolute WORST.

We wore those ugly things for 2 years out of 75.

They were Lombardi's attempt to turn us into his Packers, and get this... VINCE LOMBARDI is BARELY part of our heritage. He coached here one year. And that is all he should be remembered for around here. Honoring him (a Packer) as a big part of our rich history is akin to the Jets calling Giants Stadium home.

I think it was channel 9 who used promos over the summer with Lombardi shown as one of the Great Redskins coaches".. and now to use these awful uniforms as our throwbacks?

Ugh.

I'm glad it's over.

~Bang

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LMAO, the fashion police strike again.

At least they weren't as bad as the Eagles. Did you see those fugly looking things?

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Well at least we finally got to the root of all the problems yesterday.

Absolutely

In looking over the threads filled to the brim with over-reacting ninnies, I don't see how it's any less valid.

At least "throw the uniforms away" makes more sense than "Kill the Coach", "Fire this guy", "Fire that guy", "Our season is over", "waaah waaaah" etc etc

>edit< see directly above

~Bang

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I had flashbacks watching those unis yesterday. I liked the jerseys..but the helmet..had to go imo. I hope we never wear those again also. And Chu is right...they did look better than the Iggles...those were some nasty looking unis....they hurt my eyes looking at them.

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I...they did look better than the Iggles...those were some nasty looking unis....they hurt my eyes looking at them.

My eyes always hurt watching them lot... ;)

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I'm sorry, but I thought those uniforms looked cool. It was different than what we've been wearing for almost 30 years and I just thought they were a real nice touch. I especially liked the helmet. Frankly, it wouldn't kill me to see us go with them full time.

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Sufferin succatash............ I'm not stuper-sticous kinda bird, and have always felt that it's the man that makes the uniform. The men lets us down yesterday, making the uniform look down right bad. Had we won, I doubt people wouldn't mind those throw backs all that much.

Those were the uniform that we wore when I first started rooting for the team, and while not the greatest lookin, I can deal with them for nothing more then sentemental reasons.

Now, where's my Ouji Board. Gotts get some insight on the lions game ;)

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In late 2000, Snyder sent playoff invoices out because we had a shot. Season ticket holders had to send their money in in early December in anticipation of hosting a playoff game. We didn't.

In late 2005, Snyder was ready to send out the post season invoices. Gibbs said no. It's a bad omen. So Snyder relented.

Hey I'm not superstitious either. And I agree it's the man, not the uniform. And I think those uniforms are the prettiest in the league. And I agree there are more important things to worry about.

Having said that, I don't want to see that uniform on a Redskin player again.

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Hey Bang, I'm way too young to remember those uni's, but I thought they was cool. I actually like the jersey's too. At least we weren't looking like the Eagles yesterday. God those were horrible.

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Actually, yesterday, there was only ONE person to blame.

Al Saunders? Could've done better, but not really.

Coach Gibbs? Bless his heart, he needs to work on clock management for Pete's sake he's a HOF'er, give him a break.

Campbell? He made a few young QB mistakes, but I thought he played well.

Betts? Yes, he lost 2 yards on 4th and goal from the 1. I think he is usually an overachiever, this time it didn't work.

Nope, there's only one person to blame:

ME.

You see, I've been struggling all week about which jersey to wear to the game. I wore my Sean Taylor home white authentic to the Fins game (W) and to a MNF party vs the Eagles (W). I didn't want to break the karma, but when the sporty Campbell authentic 75th showed up on Thursday, and with the reminder from Pez to wear your throwback to the Giants game, what could I do?

So to all of ES and Redskins Nation, I humbly apologize. I have let you all down.

Oh, and Mark Eff'n Brunell, too. It's his fault, too, but everybody knew that.

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I'm sorry, but I thought those uniforms looked cool. It was different than what we've been wearing for almost 30 years and I just thought they were a real nice touch. I especially liked the helmet. Frankly, it wouldn't kill me to see us go with them full time.

The pants and socks were gorgeous......I'd like to see us go back to those pants full time. I was disappointed back in the early 80's when we went to the white pants.....I enjoyed watching the Skins play in the yellow throwbacks.

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The uniforms looked good I just wish they would have worn a burgundy retro jersey instead of the white.

From what I understand that's Gibbs' fault...he doesn't like colored jerseys and only wants white jerseys. :rolleyes:

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