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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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Just curious.

Because I was hoping that we would have seen the burgundy pants yesterday.

Change the QB. Change the pants. I thought it was an unwritten rule.

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If we are going to lose we should look good in the very least. Just like when they place you in a coffin.

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It's been so long since they've worn the burgundy pants that they're probably all moldy and motheaten anyway.

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Agreed!

We should actually pull these out...

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Actually, that does look tight as hell.

I hope someone in the ownership office sees this. I cant imagine the players wouldnt love it also.

Nice job.

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Well dood, as many uniform threads that exist on here already.... and come up again and again..there hardly needs to be another one anytime soon.

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Well dood, as many uniform threads that exist on here already.... and come up again and again..there hardly needs to be another one anytime soon.

You're right. I should have started another one about Campbell's performance, or what we should do with Archuleta...

:cool:

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Well dood, as many uniform threads that exist on here already.... and come up again and again..there hardly needs to be another one anytime soon.

Ding.

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I'm a huge fan of the burgandy top with gold pants. Most people don't like it, but I think it looks killer.
I agree!!! The Redskins have always been known as the Burgundy and Gold. They had the best uniforms in the league when I was growning up and the closest they`ve come since was the 70th anniversary throwback jerseys with the Burgundy helmets with the double spears. Now that would look sharp!!!:) :thumbsup: :) :thumbsup: :)

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Actually, that does look tight as hell.

I hope someone in the ownership office sees this. I cant imagine the players wouldnt love it also.

Nice job.

Wow, that is really sharp...and the grey cage is a great touch!!

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MVPWilliams17:

Actually, what I think would look pretty neat is a gold alternate (3rd) jersey (with burgundy side panels), worn with the burgundy pants. The idea hit me when I saw a photo of QBs Brunell and Campbell in practice in gold jerseys.

Ideally, I would like to see a double-first. Come out for pre-game warmups in all-burgundy, then do a Notre Dame style jersey switch and change to gold jerseys just before pregame introductions. Even the ever-conservative Vince Lombardi would have loved it that way!!!

If nothing else, it would give the fans still another jersey variety to add to their collections. Are you listening, Mr. Snyder?

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Burgundy on burgundy or some new gold/yellow pants.

Come Skins, even the trad Bears have cool orange jerseys as do the Broncos in additon to blue and white tops.

If you think the ORANGE tops of the Bears, Browns, Dolphins or Broncos look good, I have a psychadelic pattern for a new uni I'll sell you. Puke Man!! All those 3rd unis look horrible, especially the black of Philly and Detroit. And when Jax wears all Black. Looks like they are wearing leotards.

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And when Jax wears all Black. Looks like they are wearing leotards.

They look like a high school team.

Same color pants & jerseys -- unless white -- look awful, IMO.

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lets go completely retro, not even just the red pants, but like in the picture above. In Madden, I always make the team wear that type of outfit cause it just screams old school Redskins glory, even if we sucked until the 70s.

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my take:

they dont have the dark pants cause we have black cleats..........sounds dumb yes but i will bet that has something to do with it if someone asked them

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the only throwbacks i know of are all of the throws to the back of the end zone for steve smith.

That was needed for this thread.:doh:

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