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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 head coach, 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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Folks, NONE of this is ever going to happen as long as Grandpa Gibbs is still in town. It's a well-known fact that he HATES all of the throwback unis and HATES the burgundy jersey, which is why they started wearing white at home in 1981.

Personally, the Skins need to change this uni that they've had since 1979 with no changes whatsoever. The updated spear helmet throwback is a great idea...but only if they wear the BURGUNDY jerseys at home.

All-burgundy looks like this:

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I would love to see a predominately black jersey with burgundy/red numbers and gold accents. Would've been awesome if the skins came out in black this past sunday.

Yeah that would be pretty tight. Something similar to the shadow jerseys.:logo:

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In the past we wore and all white uniform that set us on a long winning streak that helped us into the playoffs. I believe that we need a spark right now. What does everyone think if the Redskins wore their Burgundy jersies and pants for their home games to 1) Honor Sean Taylor, and 2) Spark them into the playoffs? I think htey would look awesome!:point2sky

I agree. I think an all burgundy uni would be sweet. This might sound crazy but I even think an all yellow uni (similar to Oregon) would look pretty cool. We could of course keep the classic style but use the color of the face bar as the jersey.......

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I don't think the color of the uniform helps in any way to win ballgames. But if the players feel like a change would do something for them, then do it. The color of the uniform a player wears won't help in making a tackle, catching a pass, rushing for yardage, etc. Now if motivation is necessary to get a team to start playing up to their potential, then let them know how they play in games will determine their job status. Unfortunately, with the money players are being paid now some, for sure, aren't worried about their job status. And excuses seem to be working just fine for them.

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To go along with an all Burgundy uniform, we could change the logo to a monkey ****in' a pile of puke, so they'd match. :2cents:

Opinion Provided By: A Friendly Neighborhood Fashion Cop. :silly:

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Its time for a change you can't move forward untill you let go of the past. Stop wishing for the Hogs and old school football. I don't care what we won superbowls wearing its time to move forward. I'm up for a brand new uniform and tweaked logo.

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I know that we wore the 75th anniversary uniform during the Giants game during at the beginning of the season, however, for all the hype of the 75th anniversary and marketing of it by the team it looks that we are going to wear the uniform for the dallas game and that is going to be it. I thought that the NFL allowed for teams to wear the jerseys 3-4 times. I guess they are only allowed to wear it twice? Could anyone give me any clarification on this. Also what did you all think about the hype of these uniforms? Did you all think it was worth the time and effort that was put in by the team to try and sell the jerseys? My opinion was that for all the talk of the 75th anniversary, they sure didn't use it to like they could have. I don't know if this is accurate or not but it seems to me that the team wore the 70th anniversary jerseys more than they did the 75th. Any ways, enough with my thoughts. What are your thoughts on this?

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We are on a 5 year stint with the anniversary uniforms. First the 70th anniversary version, now the 75th! Can't wait for the 80th anniversary unis to surface five years from now.

The 80th anniversary team will probably commemorate the 20th anniversary (2012) of the last time we won a Superbowl.....:doh: :doh: :doh:

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I remember reading on this board earlier in the season that we will be wearing them again for the Bears Thurs Night Game.

We will find out in a about 12 hours, would be nice, I got my Sean Taylor 75th Anniversary Jersey yesterday and plan on wearing it tonight when I watch the game.

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Why is everyone so concerned about the Redskins' uniforms? This team has tons more problems than its wardrobe. Who cares?

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I remember reading on this board earlier in the season that we will be wearing them again for the Bears Thurs Night Game.

We will find out in a about 12 hours, would be nice, I got my Sean Taylor 75th Anniversary Jersey yesterday and plan on wearing it tonight when I watch the game.

The 75th anniversary ones look great. I've made it a point that during every game I will now be wearing my ST jersey - that was previously held by JC's.

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Why is everyone so concerned about the Redskins' uniforms? This team has tons more problems than its wardrobe. Who cares?

“Clothes and manners do not make the man; but, when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.” Henry Ward Beecher

I guess it means we would look stylish when/if* we blow it in the 2nd half.. :doh: plus we'd have another thing to blame, the unis are jinxed! :D

*delete as applicable

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I remember reading on this board earlier in the season that we will be wearing them again for the Bears Thurs Night Game.

We will find out in a about 12 hours, would be nice, I got my Sean Taylor 75th Anniversary Jersey yesterday and plan on wearing it tonight when I watch the game.

The promo for the game has the old school helmet against the Bears' helmet, so I assume we're wearing them tonight.

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