The One Where We Start Counting Down to Football

If you're anything like me, you've been waking up every Sunday morning since Feb. 10 -- the first Sunday after the Super Bowl -- with the sinking realization that there won't be any football on TV.

Sure, there have been a few tiny, insignificant little morsels -- and one massive, earth-stopping chunk -- of Redskins-related news here and there this offseason, but most of us have been far from satiated.

We've got 10 days until July 20, when training camp is open to the public. Until then, I'm going to count down the days with 10 Redskins/NFL-related contests.*

First up: I'm stealing Chico Harlan's "six words" game, which is perfectly acceptable if I admit I'm stealing it. Plus, he stole it, too.

Anyway, the premise is that any idea requires just six words.

Using that format. . .

Expectations from the Redskins this season?

Here's one from my friend Josh to get things rolling: "Low expectations create opportunity for excitement."

Okay, go on and walk it out, folks.


*There are no winners and no prizes, so these are real contests in the same way that I am a real journalist.

By Lindsay Applebaum |  July 10, 2008; 12:33 PM ET  | Category:  NFL , Redskins
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I think your friend Josh's quote is great. I also like this one: Doughty Will Be the White Tarantula

Posted by: Rev. Joshua M. Schuman | July 10, 2008 12:34 PM

Five Words Maximum Pow Bam

Posted by: John From Cincinnati | July 10, 2008 12:50 PM

I think your friend Josh's quote is good but I recognize it for what it is: overrated.

Anyway, this is all too much. They're talking about the skins on the radio, I just got my first fantasy football email of the new season (and the subsuquent 80 that have followed) on Tuesday, and now I can't even turn to crowd noise for salvation?

Alright. Fine. Here it is. Six words.

- Portis Moss Fletcher Crummey Super Bowl
- July Football Talk Happy Pants Explosion
- Chico Harlan Sucks. So Does Dallas.

But really, the Redskins are going to be a good team this year. They just are. Just you watch and wait.

Posted by: Rep. Heath Shuler (D-SC) | July 10, 2008 12:58 PM

Anything but more of the same

Posted by: Papa Smurf | July 10, 2008 12:58 PM

Can I get your digits? Hail!

Posted by: WaPoLiveFan16 | July 10, 2008 1:02 PM

Zorn to scorn Portis' self exit

Snyder to Zorn "Git R Done!"

Redskins lose again. Nothing new.

Campbell sort of leads the NFL. (This will be followed by the number of fumbles by the QB)

Go 'Skins! Boo Poe! Hail Zee!

Posted by: bornafan | July 10, 2008 1:09 PM

Nice John From Cincinnati pull, by the way.

Posted by: Rep. Heath Shuler (D-SC) | July 10, 2008 1:15 PM

please win 10 games this season.

Posted by: tyler durden | July 10, 2008 1:19 PM

Campbell Moss Score Double Digit Numbers
Portis Cooley Run Block Drivin 22's
Zorn Coaches Skins Reply Superbowl Bound

Posted by: downsouthSkinsfan | July 10, 2008 1:20 PM

Hey Lindsay, don't kid yourself into thinking that we don't know you lifted that post title straight from Friends.

Posted by: Cart | July 10, 2008 1:35 PM

Did Zorn say "Red and Black"

When is Cowher coming to town.

Posted by: TheBigHoss | July 10, 2008 1:41 PM

Daniel Synder is Satan's Wet Nurse... not so much an expectation as an observation

Posted by: OFF/beat | July 10, 2008 1:44 PM

Agree, great "Friends" reference.

My six words:
Maroon and Black, six and ten.

Posted by: P Diddy | July 10, 2008 1:49 PM

"Snyder stinks Zorn untested No GM." Ok, so GM is actually 2 words. If you can steal I can cheat. Bottom line -- the pieces aren't all in place. Bonus if they make the first round of the playoffs.

Posted by: Jim in Georgia | July 10, 2008 2:00 PM

Any chance I outlive Dan Snyder?

Posted by: CRitch | July 10, 2008 2:05 PM

Gathering offensive juggernaut late playoff push

Posted by: Anonymous | July 10, 2008 2:15 PM

"Maroon and Black, six and ten."

Fabulous, Diddy.

Posted by: Rep. Heath Shuler (D-SC) | July 10, 2008 2:27 PM

All those wideouts just one ball

Posted by: DanPatrick | July 10, 2008 2:59 PM

but my fervent HOPE for the season:

Skins Win At Dallas In Playoffs

Thus giving the Plowboys, their Pillsbury Doughboy coach, their lizard-faced owner, and best of all their fat ten-gallon hat wearing fauxboy fans a loss to savor for the ages: the last game at Texas Stadium!
How SWEET it is!

Posted by: DanPatrick | July 10, 2008 3:07 PM

Who has two thumbs, hates Dallas?

Posted by: This Guy | July 10, 2008 3:09 PM

Dallas Sucks

Wow, that was easy

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | July 10, 2008 3:23 PM

I-could-care-less-about-throwball. :)

Posted by: kasdc | July 10, 2008 3:28 PM

gridion..gridion...gridion

Posted by: gridion | July 10, 2008 3:54 PM

Redskins: first pick in 2009 Draft

Posted by: Roger Godell | July 10, 2008 4:13 PM

PLAY HARD EVERY DOWN FOR SEAN!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: dargregmag@aol.com | July 10, 2008 4:18 PM

Some of these may be pipe-dreams:

Defense catches balls intended for T.O.

Redskins decidedly win over Dallas Cowgirls.

Eagles don't know what hit them.

Redskins beat the Super Bowl Champions.

NFC East playoffs go to Redskins.

Posted by: NCMDSkinsFan | July 10, 2008 4:19 PM

With regards to Cooley's Blog:
Cooley finds solution to trash problem.

Posted by: NCMDSkinsFan | July 10, 2008 4:22 PM

Win the matches, like such as.

Posted by: MsTeenSouthCarolina | July 10, 2008 4:39 PM

livin' and dyin' with the Skins

Posted by: mdrockjock | July 10, 2008 4:41 PM

R I regulars
Are much better at writing
Haikus for you all

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The Redskins this year
Will be much better we
Hope for all concerned

Posted by: charlie | July 10, 2008 4:55 PM

Redskins Season? Rub dirt on it

Posted by: Peyton's Advice | July 10, 2008 5:16 PM

Overaged, overpaid playmakers make no plays.

Rookie coach gulps behind his sweatshirt.

Rookie receivers don't fix defensive line.

Posted by: Pork Rind | July 10, 2008 5:35 PM

Are you ready for some football

Posted by: Alex35332 | July 10, 2008 6:00 PM

Anybody standing in line for iPhone 3G yet? The high school kid I'm paying to do it for me gets there at 6am. I'm hoping there are enough nerds in front of her that I don't have to wake up until 9am.

Posted by: P Diddy | July 10, 2008 8:24 PM

Deadskins will 3-13. Thanks Danny Boy!

Dnny Boy Snyder the most inepet owner in professional sports and Keith Olberamnn's worstest person of the week. Bill Oreilly
his blushing top was out shoe shopping!

Posted by: Anonymous | July 11, 2008 6:32 AM

Dr. Do Itch Big...no malpractice.

Posted by: Rod | July 11, 2008 10:08 AM

Chris Cooley: Give me damn ball!

(OK, that doesn't really work, but whatever) :)

Posted by: Eddie C | July 11, 2008 11:06 AM

Diddy, nice move getting cheap line-standing labor. I'm waiting a few weeks like I did last year.

Anyone else having trouble downloading the 2.0 software?

Nerd alert.

Posted by: Bonita | July 11, 2008 11:12 AM

Overlooked, underrated, N F C East champs.

Posted by: dcsween | July 11, 2008 12:02 PM

Fed Ex beers still nine bucks.

Posted by: dcsween | July 11, 2008 12:04 PM

Sign Chad Johnson and I'll watch.

Posted by: Chest Rockwell | July 11, 2008 2:40 PM

Uh, no. I was counting the days until baseball was back.

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FedEx beers still crappy "lawnmower" beer.

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