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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. 
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Official Extremeskins Tailgate 12/09/2018 vs Giants

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[Dec 09, 2018]


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Washington Redskins LXXXVI: A New Hope


It is another year of Redskins football boys and girls, and with it comes new hopes and new dreams. We have a new veteran QB in Alex Smith, and a legendary running back in Adrian Peterson. Our greatest hope is in our youngsters who hopefully take a big step forward this year and start establishing themselves as stars in this game. We are all anxious to see the identity of our team this year and to see if we will be able to compete well with our division foes. Throughout the years this team has had its ups and downs, but one thing has remained constant: our tailgate. Every year our tailgate proves itself to be one of the best not only in the Fedex parking lot, but across the NFL as well. That is all due to you all who contribute great things and make this group not just seem like a bunch of friends, but a true family. I have been waiting impatiently to be with my Extremeskins Tailgate family all year. Lets make this year's tailgate's the best yet!!!.







The Extremeskins Tailgate has become an institution at Fedex Field, and it is because of all the members involved. The dedication, hard work and investments by folks year in and year out is second to none. This tailgate is getting bigger every year and is well respected because of our passion, our friendly welcoming environment and the charity we do. The Redskins organization has recognized our contributions and how we present ourselves and because of that, has recognized our tailgate as official Redskins Fan Captains. Let's continue to do our best as one of the best tailgates at Fedex Field!


Once again, the Extremeskins Tailgate will have containers available for the Extremeskins Charity Funds. There will be two containers. One container will be for pop tabs (the little tabs on the top of aluminum beer and soda cans)... this is to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. If you drink a beer or coke, don't forget to take off the tab and put it in the container before throwing away!!! The other container will be for monetary donations, and will be for the Official Extremeskins Charity selected this year: Abby's Army. At the end of the year, 100% of the money collected will be submitted to the charity. Please check the charity threads! Please donate what you can, there are needy folks out there that can use our help!


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I am sure most of you are familiar with our tailgate threads, but I like to emphasize that we try to be as organized as we possibly can (yes it is like trying to herd cats). Before you start asking questions, please read this entire post, as it most likely will answer any questions you have. At the bottom of this post you will see 2 sections: “Needed Items” and “Posted Items”. We are a Potluck Style tailgate, so we ask that if you plan on attending, please check both sections to see what we need and what people are bringing. If you are trying to decide what is best to bring, food and drinks are the best items. I will keep the lists updated as frequently as I can.





December 9th, 8:00 am - 12:30 pm.


Thanks to our home in the RedZone Lot, we get an additional hour of tailgate time that the other lots do not (other lots only have 4 hours). We typically start packing up the tailgate around 30 minutes before the game, but don’t worry, there are still plenty of people to hang around with to chat about the game.


Many of us arrive early and pre-tailgate or just chat it up on the RedZone Lot entry road (see “Where Is It” section) before the parking lot opens… you can usually find a bunch of us at the very front of the line.


Post-game tailgate times vary... normally it is as soon as everyone gets back out to the lots. End time varies based upon the mood of the fans and the time of the game.





We are located in the new RedZone Lot.


Specifically we are located at RZ30 / B30 (pole marker) at the corner of the lot closest to the stadium (along Hill Oaks Rd). You will see our yellow jeep there, with flags flying including a black flag with our “X” logo.



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If you have parking passes for the RedZone Lot, and this is your first time, it can be a little difficult finding the entry road. If you do a Google Maps search for: “Redzone parking”, you will see where the entry road is.


Here are the directions per the Redskins (Belle Haven Drive):


  • From Northern Virginia, Howard, Montgomery and Anne Arundel Counties: Take I-495/I-95 to Exit 19 (US Route 50 East). Once travelling east take Exit 8 for MD-704. Turn left at the light and continue on MD-704 for 4 miles. Turn left onto Belle Haven Drive, then turn left onto Sheriff Rd. The entrance to the RedZone lot will be on your right in 1/2 mile.


  • From Washington DC: US Route 50 East to Exit 8 for MD-704. Turn left at the light and continue on MD-704 for 4 miles. Turn left onto Belle Haven Drive, then turn left onto Sheriff Rd. The entrance to the RedZone lot will be on your right in 1/2 mile.


I prefer this route (from 495):


 - Take exit 17B to merge onto MD-202 W/Landover Rd toward Bladensburg

 - At the first light, turn left onto Brightseat Rd

 - Make the first turn right onto Sheriff Rd

 - Make the second turn left onto Belle Haven Dr

 - Follow Belle Haven Dr straight into the Redzone parking lot

 - Go to the opposite corner of the lot (closest to the stadium and Hill Oaks Rd)


If you can’t find parking passes to the RedZone Lot, I would recommend getting passes to the “A” Lot, whether it be Green, Orange, or Platinum.




All are welcome… the more the merrier! We originally started this tailgate for the members of the Extremeskins message board, but it has expanded into something much bigger. We are extremely welcoming of all fans regardless of who you root for. We only ask one thing to all of those who attend: treat others as you would want to be treated. We appreciate some minor razzing back and forth, but please keep it civil. We do not tolerate any physical violence, threats, property damage, etc of any kind! Fans of all ages are welcome to attend, we tend to always have a few kids around (we have non-alcoholic options).


We love fans who want to eat, drink, talk football and be merry! We are all fans of the game and want to have a good time. As the Hogettes always say: Hate the team, not the fan!




THIS IS IMPORTANT! We are a potluck style tailgate. What does that mean? The tailgate’s success depends on everyone’s participation! Rather than making monetary donations, we absolutely need people to bring food, drinks and supplies. We understand some folks coming from out of town are limited in what they can bring, so in those cases, monetary contributions are welcome (but not solicited). But for people who have the capability of bringing something, we can’t eat money (well we could, but it’s not that tasty). Please see the “Needed Items” section for what you can bring. But what do we really want to see? We want to see you bring your favorite special dishes. Something you make that you or others love to eat! We love to see new items at the tailgate, and that is what makes our tailgate special.


If you are bringing something that needs to be cooked at the tailgate, you can reach out in this thread or on our facebook group page to see if anyone has grill space (it’s up to you to coordinate with anyone who does). What I highly recommend is to bring your own portable grill. If you don’t have one, they can be bought pretty cheap, and once you make that investment, you too could be part of our core tailgating crew!


This tailgate has been around for quite a while. The thing that has really kept it going are our core tailgaters. These are folks who are the “heart” of this tailgate. These are the folks who come on a consistent basis (if not every game), and make significant donations in food, drinks and supplies. These are the folks you see at every tailgate cooking up food for everyone to enjoy. We have been very lucky to grab a core tailgater here and there over the years, but we are looking for more. If you want to join this elite group, please let us know!! We are always on the lookout for more!


Please try to post in this thread, or on our facebook group page what you are bringing. Please see our “Needed Items” section below, if you have questions on what to bring. The biggest thing we need of course is food & drinks!




This thread gets high traffic by many of our tailgate veterans. I highly recommend that if you have any questions regarding details of our tailgate, that you post them here. 99% of any questions you may have should be easily answered here.


Many of the members of our tailgate also frequent our facebook group page (Extremeskins Tailgaters). You may post questions here as well. I you are not a member, just request to join, and we will approve your request as soon as possible. The facebook group can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/28387710874/


If you are unable to get your question or request answered via these two methods, you may shoot either Huly (skinshuly@gmail.com) or I (pez@gwu.edu) an email.







  •  - Soda

  •  - Water

  •  - Beer/Mixed Drinks/Spirits

  •  - Items for "The Bar" (Dale McCord will post needed items)



  •  - Hamburgers w/Buns

  •  - Hot Dogs w/Buns

  •  - Sausages, Brats, etc w/Buns

  •  - Grilled chicken, steak, etc

  •  - Other Protein items (Shrimp/pork/beef/chicken/etc... surprise us!)

  •  - Side items (pasta salad, macaroni salad, veggie tray, etc)

  •  - Desserts (cookies, brownies, pies, cakes)

  •  - Condiments (ketchup, mustard, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, etc)

  •  - Dips, salsa, etc



  •  - Grills (we never have enough!)

  •  - Canopy's/Tents

  •  - Tables (another item we always need!)

  •  - Games (beer pong/cornhole/lasso golf/etc)

  •  - Coolers with Ice

  •  - Plastic Cups

  •  - Plasticware (forks/knives/spoons)

  •  - Paper Plates

  •  - Napkins/Paper Towels









  •  - TBD (Pez/Huly)



  •  - Flagpoles/Flags (Pez/Huly)

  •  - 1 Canopy (Pez/Huly)

  •  - 1 Table (Pez/Huly)

  •  - 2 Chairs (Pez/Huly)



Please note: Dale is out this game, so there is no bar. 

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On 12/5/2018 at 10:17 PM, cincyfan said:

No replies?!  I will be there. Not sure what I am bringing as I am flying in. 



All we need is your company!😀


We're doing pork tenderloin,  flank steaks, cutlery,  napkins, grill, charcoal and something else, TBD.

Oh...and a firepit!


@Jumbo can you please sticky this thread? Thanks!

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4 of us coming from NC but we are staying at hotels in DC this weekend. We can pick up anything needed. 

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57 minutes ago, daveakl said:

4 of us coming from NC but we are staying at hotels in DC this weekend. We can pick up anything needed. 

Thanks!  Anything is appreciated!  Food, booze for the bar, etc.

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My 17 year old son and I are parking in the Redzone lot for the first time. We will be cooking up some scrapple for anyone that likes it :) He is looking for some folks to play cornhole with. We are both super excited. 

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Our tailgate is in the corner closest to the stadium so feel free to join us. The Redskins have a Cornhole tournament each weekend near where we park so you could join that fun as well.  Get there early.



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7 hours ago, letrav said:

My 17 year old son and I are parking in the Redzone lot for the first time. We will be cooking up some scrapple for anyone that likes it :) He is looking for some folks to play cornhole with. We are both super excited. 


I'll be the guy grilling next to the brown truck. My name, in real life, is Rick. Looking forward to meeting you, and eating some of that scrapple!. Always nice to meet fellow ESers at our tailgate.

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Y'all have fun out there today. It's going to be cold, so 3 pieces of advice:


1. Wear warm clothes - warms from the outside

2. Drink lots of whisky - warms from the inside

3. Cuddle with a cutie - warms the soul.



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