Category:NFL
Posted on: September 14, 2010 10:28 pm
 

7 seconds, that changed a franchise...maybe?

     Wow. It's been 3 whole months since I last wrote a blog on here? Bummer.Embarassed Well, I'll fix that right now.
     We've all seen the game Sunday night. Forget everything, but 7 seconds of the game. Focus instead on the last 4 seconds of the 1st half...and DeAngelo Hall stripping the ball and running in the end zone. That's all the offense the Redskins had...from a fricking defensive back!!Surprised
     Then, think of the last 3 seconds of the game. I don't care whether you were at the game, or watching at home in the D.C. area(s)...or for that matter, the Dallas/Fort Worth area(s)...you HAD to run the gamut of emotions on this play. From screaming at your TV, "HOW do the Redskins blow a 13-point lead??"Yell, and then hearing the ref say "Holding, offense"Smile...finally, we beat the effing Cowmunchers!!!Laughing
     Wonder where this game ranks among the all-time games in this rivalry?Undecided Anyone want to venture an opinion?


     Now, about the TV Azteca chick and the situation with the Jets...who would've thought Clinton Portis nailed this on the head?
     I'm not gonna venture an opinion on whether "Jerome From Southeast" is right or wrong. But in an age where the Erin Andrews peephole video is on the Internet...where any teenage (or college-age) kid can see it...you've got to think there's a fine line between "acceptible" attire for locker room interviews and dressing like a slut.
     Still, the line about seeing 53 "packages" (his words, not mine) proves we haven't learned our lesson from the Lisa Olson case. A refresher course, for the pro bloggers here at CBSSports.com...
     Lisa Olson was a writer for the Boston Globe in the late '70s/early '80s covering the Patriots. One day, apparently after a game, she goes into the Pats' locker room--where the players, ahem, "show her the goods". (All with the coaches'...and the owner's...consent, BTW.) Long story made short: she sues the Patriots (and/or the NFL), and wins a judgment against them.
     End result being, a new policy across the sports landscape...closing off locker rooms for 30 minutes after a game to give players time to get dressed (or at least covered up in a "non-threatening" way), and then opening up for interviews. It's served us well for 30-some years...until this.
     Trust me, there's a reason Erin Andrews doesn't do locker room interviews. 90-some players with (potential) raging hard-ons? Who are WE b.s.ing, people?Embarassed
     Anyway, that's my take. Yours?Undecided
Posted on: December 22, 2009 5:10 pm
 

Maybe B.B. King was right all along...

     After 43 years of following the Redskins, I thought I had seen every imaginable way to lose a game.
     That is, until last night.Embarassed
     Is there any other way to strip this fan base of what little dignity we had, in such a screwed-up season, as was witnessed by those in attendance @ FedEx (or in my case, on ESPN)?? Let's face it, the Giants deserved to win this game. After all, we Skins fans sure as hell don't want the bleeping Cow-you-know-whats to make the playoffs, do we??Tongue out Damn right we don't!!!
     But, I'm at a loss on something. Just WHAT the bleep was that stupid-a*s*s play at the end of the 1st half, anyway?Surprised It looked like a fricking Chinese fire drill, to tell you the truth. And yet these players (not to mention Jim Zorn) STILL ask why the fans boo??Undecided
     I'm sure of one thing: whoever dreamed up the idea of text messaging, fully has never contemplated the evil unleashed by sports fans. All you had to do was watch the postgame show (on CSN Washington), and read the texters' comments. In a word, B-R-U-T-A-L!!!Yell
     Ladies and gentlemen, to quote a classic song..."The Thrill is Gone" as far as the Redskins go for the rest of the year. It's enough to make me give this up...nah, who am I b.s.ing??Cry I'm a fricking masochist, that's what I am!!!Laughing

Posted on: December 13, 2009 7:18 pm
 

It's a miracle. I don't believe it...

     Can it truly be?? The Redskins actually holding on to a 4th-quarter lead??Surprised
     Despite everything else, it appears to be the case.
     Not much else I can say. I'm stunned speechless...Laughing

Posted on: October 18, 2009 6:44 pm
 

Where would I GO to root for another team, anyway

     Let me see if I have it right. Neither the Redskins nor the Chiefs put the ball in the end zone today...and yet we still lose the fricking game??Frown How much more sadomasochism does Dan Snyder wish to inflict on us Skins fans??
     Bad enough to jack up ticket prices for an inferior product on the field. Bad enough to use a NFL franchise as your own personal Madden game. Perhaps Joseph Welch said it for an entire region...though it was 1954 and not 2009, and it was Joe McCarthy instead of Dan Snyder...but his words ring true nonetheless:
     "Have you no sense of decency at long last, sir???"Yell
     Someone has to step in to stop this degradation of this once-proud franchise by this parasitic Napoleon. WHY he has this obsession of eradicating everything Jack Kent Cooke did for this organization...going so far as to take JKC's name off the stadium he (Cooke) built, and firing Frank Herzog...I don't think even God knows. (Not that I personally think He gives a rat's a*s*s about the Redskins at this point, either.)
     I've followed this Redskins franchise since I was 9--I'm 51, BTW--and for the first time in my life I feel ashamed to watch a Redskins game on TV.Cry I'd almost give up on this, but where would I go, really?? I'm not fond of the Ravens; there's no way in this God's green earth I'd EVER pull for the bleeping Eagles (and don't even talk to me about those emm-effing Dallas mutants!!!)...so I'm stuck with the Redskins till they put my a*s*s in the ground.
     Thank God there's still the Houston Texans...

Posted on: September 27, 2009 6:01 pm
Edited on: September 27, 2009 6:02 pm
 

The Redskins have now OFFICIALLY hit rock bottom.

     Okay. Let's address the obvious question, shall we??
     Just HOW does this Redskins defense make Matthew Stafford into Joe Montana, Tom Brady and John Elway all rolled into oneFrown?? It's bad enough you lose to a team that hadn't won a game since the end of the '07 season; now we see Jim Zorn for what he truly is...Frank Morgan. (You know?? The guy behind the curtain in "The Wizard of Oz"?? Him??)
     Now the clock starts on when Jim Zorn gets fired. Not if, when. I'm taking bets that by the time "SportsCenter" comes on tonight (7:00), the lead story will be just that. If not, then definitely before next Sunday.
     You can't say us Redskins fans didn't warn you all. I myself said I wasn't looking forward to watching this game. Famous last words.Foot in mouth
     I can now say the Redskins have officially hit rock bottom today. The curse that is Dan Snyder's ownership of this franchise has reached its zenith this afternoon. Now we have Lions fans laughing at us. LIONS fans!!!Yell Somebody find me a rock, so I can crawl under it...
     I'm disgusted. I'm out of words. Now I understand why my brother gave up his season tickets this year.
     We're a goddamned travesty. Plain and simple.

Posted on: September 16, 2009 7:33 pm
 

Here's WHY the poll question came about...

     There's a poll I created, that's open to anyone to respond. It's about over-scrutinized NFL media markets...and yes, Washington is among the choices.
     Here's the story.
     For years, I've been of the opinion that if you asked fans in Washington, Dallas and Denver which of those 3 cities will you find overkill from a media standpoint...we would be talking 1-a/1-b/1-c, depending on where you ask the question. (For example, I would have it 1-a Washington/1-b Dallas/1-c Denver; I'm pretty sure people in Dallas would list them as 1-a, and in Denver they would go 1-a.)
     Trust me, when I point out the Redskins are more over-scrutinized than either the Cowboys or Broncos it's because I live 2 hours from D.C...where we're subjected to the 24/7 bombardment of every move the Skins make (or don't make) on or off the field. But, I wanted to be absolutely sure I'm right; hence, this poll.
     Now, the reason I purposely left New York City and Los Angeles out of this poll is because those two cities are different creatures when it comes to media. Besides, L.A. has pro football--it's called the USC Trojans. (LMAO.) But seriously, I wanted to see if my suspicions are correct that those of us in the D.C.-area are jaded when it comes to media coverage.
     Why Chicago and Philadelphia?? Hey, why not Philly?? Believe me, just with Donovan McNabb alone the Eagles qualify (and this was before T.O., BTW). I threw Chicago into the mix just to have 5 choices.
     So look at the poll, and factor in every aspect of media (radio/TV/print/online/blogging) before making your choice. This is completely unscientific, people. I'll leave it up for the entire season, so you'll see what I mean.
     Have fun...and hail to the Redskins!!!

 
 
 
 
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