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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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Has anyone tried NFL Game Rewind from NFL.com? I am going to be studying abroad for the fall semester and I was wondering about this as an alternative to the gamepass which is two hundred or so dollars. I was looking at the $40 one. How does this work? Can I watch the game the day after or immediately after it airs? Because chances are I wont be able to watch the games live anyways. I just wanna know how soon I can watch them after they air.

Edit: Heres the link https://gamerewind.nfl.com/nflgr/secure/packages?ttv=0&ttp=3

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After jumping through many hoops, I was able to get someone from Preseason Live to confirm the Redskins/Bills game is not blacked out tomorrow night, except in D.C. and Buffalo markets, on Preseason Live. But on a side note, barely half of the preseason games will be available on Preseason Live, well, live. They should be more upfront about that.

Does the dc market strictly pertain to Washington dc, or is northern va included in that market. I live in Centreville, and am still unsure whether or not I'll be able to view the game.

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Does the dc market strictly pertain to Washington dc, or is northern va included in that market. I live in Centreville, and am still unsure whether or not I'll be able to view the game.

All I got was the D.C. "market". I'm not sure what that entails. Though I'm 5 hours from Jacksonville here, and the guy informed me that that game would be blacked out for me(NOO!!!). If you have Preseason Live, you can log in and it should show you whether or not its blacked out in your area, as Sikbug pointed out to me earlier. Hail.

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Does the dc market strictly pertain to Washington dc, or is northern va included in that market. I live in Centreville, and am still unsure whether or not I'll be able to view the game.

I was able to watch games in Lynchburg VA during school last year. So I'd assume yes.

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All I got was the D.C. "market". I'm not sure what that entails. Though I'm 5 hours from Jacksonville here, and the guy informed me that that game would be blacked out for me(NOO!!!). If you have Preseason Live, you can log in and it should show you whether or not its blacked out in your area, as Sikbug pointed out to me earlier. Hail.

yeah I just don't want to pay 20 dollars to find out whether the game is blacked out in my area. I assume from your comment that information regarding the areas the game is blacked out, is only available if you pay 20 dollars, and sign up for an account. seems ridiculous.. but thanks for the info

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After jumping through many hoops, I was able to get someone from Preseason Live to confirm the Redskins/Bills game is not blacked out tomorrow night, except in D.C. and Buffalo markets, on Preseason Live. But on a side note, barely half of the preseason games will be available on Preseason Live, well, live. They should be more upfront about that.

Really appreciate the info....so to dial it in a little further...I am from the DC market - but I'll be watching it in Maine. Can I sign up for Preseason Live and stream the game on Preseason Live that evening or will I need to wait 24 hours?

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Really appreciate the info....so to dial it in a little further...I am from the DC market - but I'll be watching it in Maine. Can I sign up for Preseason Live and stream the game on Preseason Live that evening or will I need to wait 24 hours?

I have never had a game blacked out because I'm not in the local market. I believe that if you are out of the area, the game will play for you just fine. It uses your location at the time of the broadcast/stream and not the location from your profile. If I'm wrong then I apologize but I really believe that it's where you're watching from when you try to watch it.

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On what free local station in the DC area will the game be on? It's usually the NBC affiliate, but the Olympics are on instead. I'm seeing "wshns nonstop" in the Titan TV Guide listings, but I'm not sure if that's a free station or a cable station.

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Just bought preseason live...couldn't miss tomorrow's game for the world

Likewise bro........btw if anyone decides to order Preseason Live, it would be greatly appreciated it you Inboxed me first. If you sign up using the link I provide, I get a $10 visa card. Shameless plug, but worth it lol

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Really appreciate the info....so to dial it in a little further...I am from the DC market - but I'll be watching it in Maine. Can I sign up for Preseason Live and stream the game on Preseason Live that evening or will I need to wait 24 hours?

You should be fine in Maine for the Bills game. The dude told me only DC and Buffalo markets were blacked out. I'd think Maine was New England market. So I'd say go for it, and you should def get the first game no prob.

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I have to go off the grid starting right before kickoff tomorrow, until the replay on NFL network Friday. This is the first year in a long time that I have a job that has me working hours late enough that for the east coast preseason games, I won't be home until the game is half over, and since this is the first preseason in awhile I am really excited for I don't want to READ the results of what happens before I see them.

I will probably be listening to 'Skins radio all day up until kickoff, and then no internet or phone updates for 24ish hours. Which also means....no extremeskins.....wow.

Can I do it?

If that NFL.com plan included iphone streaming I'd probably buckle down and spend the $20, it's a good deal, but looks like it is computers/tablets only.

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If that NFL.com plan included iphone streaming I'd probably buckle down and spend the $20, it's a good deal, but looks like it is computers/tablets only.

I purchased the NFL live deal as well. It is for computers and tablets only. My wife will be at work and wanted to stream it on her phone but it isnt available.

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Just a heads up, stoogetv.com has the links already up for all the preseason games including ours. You have to register, but it's free (to register). I've watched the games online there for the past 2 years and never had any problems, but I noticed this year all the NFL games are listed under the Vipbox tab. Anyone have any idea if this is still free? I'm assuming it is b/c this site has always been free, and I don't see any buttons/tabs to click where you would pay to stream the games.

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I did the NFL.com Preseason deal too... though, it should be part of the sunday Ticket!!! but its pretty reasonable at $20.

but, no way to watch on an IPAD!

I do have an HDMI output on my laptap, so I can watch on my 65 inch LED.

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Now that I live on an island, don't have tv, but do have an extremely bad internet machine, I was wondering, does anybody know where the "Official" annual WTW thread is? :D

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nfl live preseason experts --

i know with preseason live i can watch the game live, or on demand. my question is, can i watch the game from the beginning while the game is already in progress. i wont get home until about an hour after kickoff and i want to know of i will be able to watch the game from the beginning? or do i have to wait until the game is over before i will be able to watch the whole game from the beginning?

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i could have sworn ive seen reports sayig the game ISN'T blacked out in the DC market... now im so confused

---------- Post added August-9th-2012 at 12:20 PM ----------

You should be fine in Maine for the Bills game. The dude told me only DC and Buffalo markets were blacked out. I'd think Maine was New England market. So I'd say go for it, and you should def get the first game no prob.

i could have sworn ive seen reports sayig the game ISN'T blacked out in the DC market... now im so confused

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nfl live preseason experts --

i know with preseason live i can watch the game live, or on demand. my question is, can i watch the game from the beginning while the game is already in progress. i wont get home until about an hour after kickoff and i want to know of i will be able to watch the game from the beginning? or do i have to wait until the game is over before i will be able to watch the whole game from the beginning?

It works like a DVR you can watch it from the start after it's already started.

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I can't remember the free streams. I know it's not Atdhe.net or Justin.tv. There's another sports one that has the free streams

Looks like Atdhe.net has a feed

http://88.80.11.29/

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If you have preseason live and it is blacked out in your area. Just do a search for free proxies. It fools the system into thinking you are located elsewhere.

I live in PA and somehow I am "in the skins market" per NFL preseason live. However I do not get NBC channel 4 to watch on TV and CSN is blacked out. So I will be using a proxy tonight.

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Im hoping the Live lookin on NFL Network will cover most if not all of RGIII's plays. Yea, i wanna see the whole game but i cant bring myself to spend the $20 on it when i will be able to see it Saturday on the replay for free. Plus the one game we all wanna see against the Colts will be on live on NFLN.

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If you have preseason live and it is blacked out in your area. Just do a search for free proxies. It fools the system into thinking you are located elsewhere.

I live in PA and somehow I am "in the skins market" per NFL preseason live. However I do not get NBC channel 4 to watch on TV and CSN is blacked out. So I will be using a proxy tonight.

that is an awesome idea. For anyone who doesn't know how to do that google free proxy servers and then look up how to enter them into your browser. For IE it's located at the following location - locate the wheel on the top right of your browser and click on internet options - then click on connections and then click on LAN settings. Enter the server IP address and port and click ok to save it. You are now using a proxy server which will make your IP address appear to come from a different location

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