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  • 2010 Hognostications Week 9


    Congratulations to our week 8 hognostications winner frankcal20 with an impressive 9-4 record! Rounding out the top 3 were SkinsJock and ChrisHanburger with a respectable 8-5 record. Congrats guys!! Read the rest of this entry »

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    Rule Tinkering… Bad for Football


    This is NOT about the Redskins loss to the Detroit Lions… they did not deserve to win that game… while there were bad calls that influenced the outcome, a good team does not let the game fall into the hands of the officials to begin with.

    It’s probably happened for much of the league’s history, but sometime, probably in the early 70′s, the league decided that NFL offenses needed help.  Rather than waiting for the coaching form of natural selection to slowly work it’s evolutionary magic, the league decided to ban the bump and run technique that had begun to shut down many NFL passing attacks.  They knocked over a domino that began a chain reaction of increasingly complicated and situationally specific rule changes designed to increase scoring by hamstringing defenses. 

    I think it’s responsible for the incredibly complicated situation that NFL game officials find themselves in today… resulting in incredible inconsistency of officiating, missed calls, bad calls, blown calls… many of which are changing the outcomes of games. 

    Natural selection works in building coaching philosophies… there is forever a swinging pendulum of offensive dominance, to defensive dominance, and back again… the league erred in attempting to disrupt that swinging pendulum… and made a huge mess of the lot of the NFL Official…

    Want to fix it? BACK OFF… make tactics such as bump and run legal again… let the brilliant offensive coaching minds figure out how to beat it…

    They figured out how to beat the Tampa 2 without league help…

    The NFL needs to simply stop tinkering… let the game be the game.  The product that was on NFL fields in 1970 may not have been of the “quality” of the teams taking the fields today… but the game was a whole lot more pure… and officials made fewer mistakes… because their rulebook was simple…  clean… uncomplicated.

    HTTR

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    2010 Hognostications Week 8


    Congratulations to our week 7 hognostications winner Countertrey with a solid 12-2 record!! REDEEMEDSKIN and TeeterSalad round out the top 3 with an 11-3 record. Great job fellas!! Read the rest of this entry »

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    2010 Hognostications Week 7


    Congratulations to our week 6 hognostication winner TincoSkin with a very impressive record of 13-1. After taking week 2 off Tinco is only 8 points away from the top spot……very impressive! Read the rest of this entry »

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    Inactives Redskins Week 6


    CB- Kevin Barnes
    RB- Clinton Portis
    LB- Rocky McIntosh
    G- Derrick Dockery
    DT- Anthony Bryant
    TE- Logan Paulsen
    DT- Albert Haynesworth
    QB- John Beck

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    2010 Hognostications Week 6


    Congratulations to our week 5 winner, Justice Hog, for picking an excellent 10-4 record during probably the toughest week of the season. Rounding out the top 4 were: Deadskins, cvillehog and KazooSkinsFan each with an impressive 9-5 record. Congratulations to each of you!! Read the rest of this entry »

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    2010 Hognostications week 5


    Congratulations to the winner of week 4 TincoSkin with an 11-3 record! After taking the previous week off, TincoSkin hasn’t missed a beat…..I think he is just toying with us!! Rounding out the top three were our newest hognosticator chiefhog44 and RiC both with a 10-4 record. Great job to you all!!!! Read the rest of this entry »

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    Inactives Week 4 – Skins vs Eagles


    Redskins inactives vs. Eagles week 4: Read the rest of this entry »

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    2010 Hognostications Week 4


    Congratulations to ChrisHanburger, the winner of week 3, with a dominating 12-4 record!! Rounding out the top 4 were SkinsJock, jeremyroyce and REDEEMEDSKIN all with an 11-5 record. Great job to all of you for coming out on top after a very difficult week for many of us. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Redskins Inactives vs. Rams


    Todays inactives vs the Rams: Read the rest of this entry »

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