Way back when I began the site and we started writing about the Redskins in 2002, there was no such thing as ‘blogs’. We were just a few rabid fans that were sick of reading the rigamarole of everyday media, and in a new world of technology, thought it might be of interest to other fans to give our very lay, ‘non-educated’ viewpoint of all things Redskins. I remember people telling me that I was crazy to think that anybody would care what your average Joe said about the Redskins. Over time, we developed a following, almost a cult following of sorts, and I think people realized that we were actually a group of pretty educated fans, and that we had some fairly intelligent and informed things to say – and with nobody pulling our purse strings. Read the rest of this entry »
The moniker has become an epithet in Redskins nation.
Well… it is truly an ill wind that blows no good. It’s slowly looking more and more like Shanahan and Company have found the silver lining.
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Chicken Wing and a Prayer
In the afterglow of what was a fantastic season, albeit one that didn’t have the finish any of us wanted comes perhaps the most important offseason for the Redskins that Dan Snyder and the front office has faced in many years. Obviously there is genuine concern for the status of RGIII but that once scoffed at insurance policy named Kirk Cousins has shown that he can step in and lead this team should Griffin miss time in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »
It was really sad to see the Seattle Seahawks bow out of the playoffs yesterday, and by sad, I mean poetic. I’m sure I’m not the only Redskin fan in #RedskinsNation who like Trent Williams, wants to smack Richard Sherman in his mealy little mouth; so it was a little bit sweet to watch Roddy White blow past him like he wasn’t even there for a touchdown. Read the rest of this entry »
You may have seen this epic piece of Redskin-ness – maybe you haven’t – that’s why I’m posting it!
The pic comes to me via Simone Bett (@SimoneBett on Twitter) and the picture actually belongs to Timothy Butz.
Thanks Simone and Timothy.
You can tailgate normally for a game, or you can do it up right and burn a Tony Romo scarecrow. Read the rest of this entry »
While the Redskins schedule won’t be officially released until probably April, the close of the 2012 season did allow for Washington’s 2013 opponents to be selected. The Redskins will be facing the NFC North and the AFC West next year. Here is a breakdown of the home and away games: Read the rest of this entry »
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It’s New Year’s Eve tonight, and like most Redskins fans, I’ll be partying 2012 out, and bringing in 2013 as a fan of the NFC East Division Champs.
Normally on this day, it’s traditional to sing Auld Lang Syne; but I thought given the landscape in Washington these days – maybe we should change the words a bit.
Here you go: Read the rest of this entry »
The Washington Redskins former Editorial Director of Media, Larry Weisman, has a new website!
Some of us sports fans have been reading Larry’s work for what feels like most of our lives. Larry worked for USA Today for 25+ years, and for this Canadian back then, USA Today was easily the creme de la creme of the football news I could get regularly. So wether an article was about the Redskins or not, I was going to read it. I cut my football teeth in the pages of early 80’s USA Todays. Read the rest of this entry »
Any idea how much I relish the very IDEA of getting to write a ‘playoff picture’ for my Washington Redskins? Yet here we are – four weeks to go – and not a lot of math to be done to forge the Redskins path to the playoffs. Let’s take a look:
Division Record: 3-1 in NFC East
Conference Record: 6-4 in NFC
Remaining games: Ravens, at Browns, at Eagles, Cowboys
Division Record: 2-3 in NFC East
Conference Record: 6-3 in NFC
Remaining games: Saints, at Falcons, at Ravens, Eagles
Division Record: 3-2 in NFC East
Conference Record: 5-5 in NFC
Remaining games: at Bengals, Steelers, Saints, at Redskins
If the Redskins win their remaining four games, then obviously the Cowboys would be eliminated by virtue of the fact that the two teams play each other in the final game of the regular season. The Cowboys have arguably the easiest remaining schedule of the three NFC East teams in contention, so it may just come down to that.
The Giants still need to lose a game for either Washington or Dallas to have a shot at the NFC East, but they have a very tough remaining slate of games – including against the 11-1 Falcons. The 9-3 Ravens will be a very tough match-up for BOTH the Giants and Redskins.
The ‘experts’ only seem to concentrate on the Redskins getting into the playoffs via the Wild Card spot, but they actually still have a very legitimate shot at winning the division if they can win their four remaining games.
Wild card contenders
Conference Record: 5-4 in NFC
Remaining games: Cardinals, vs. Bills (in Toronto), 49ers, Rams
Conference Record: 4-5 in NFC
Remaining games: Bears, at Rams, at Texans, Packers
Conference Record: 3-5 in NFC
Remaining games: Eagles, at Saints, Rams, at Falcons
The Seahawks are the front-runners right now, what with having the best record, and having 3 of their 4 remaining games at home where they are 5-0 this year. Even their away game isn’t really an away game as they play Buffalo in Toronto. However, the Seahawks still have to play the 49ers and if they were to lose that game, then they would also slide to 5 conference losses, where the Redskins currently only have four. Since we’re assuming that the Redskins have to win outright to get this done, a 49ers win over the Seahawks would mean a Wild Card spot for the Redskins.
I won’t even discuss the Vikings and the Bucs, because again, we’re assuming that the Redskins have to win their remaining games. If all three of those teams finished at 10-6, Washington have beat both teams this year and would win the tiebreaker.
So to sum it up is pretty simple…
… if the Redskins win their remaining games, and the Seahawks lose to the 49ers, and the Giants lose to the Falcons (or anyone else) – the Redskins are in.
They may not completely control their own destiny yet, but the stars don’t exactly have to align for it to come to pass.
Keep your nose down Redskins Nation – four more games – and the next time you take a sniff, it might smell like playoffs.
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I thought quite a bit about how I wanted to sum up the Washington Redskins 27-12 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
Did I want to take a look at some of the important statistics?
Did I want to stick to the positive and talk about some of the good things? Read the rest of this entry »