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Award Time

It's that time of the week again. Through the lens of Tom and Oprah, we look back on the week that was:

1 TCCL - Pass Defense. Gregg Williams and Steve Jackson say it's getting better. I'm not buying that just yet. Yeah, they were improved on third down as a whole, but a few of those third-down plays were killers. Six passes of 20 yards or more in one game is troubling.

2 TCCL - LaVar Bashing. LB Coach Dale Lindsey usually keeps a low profile, but somehow I knew he'd get in a shot or two on 56 this week. Those two never got along and never found common ground. Springs was mostly just being Springs when he ripped LaVar. I took that as more lighthearted. Not sure that any of this is really going to impact the game itself, but I guess everyone enjoys a good soap opera.

4 TCCL - Ethan Albright. Don't sleep on the long snapper.

5 TCCL - Portis. The return of the little man. Yeah, Dolomite Jenkins (amazing how he works the name of a famous pimp into all of his character names) may not be Mr. Originality, but his Napoleon Dynamite impersonation was pretty legit. If I'm a Skins fan, I'm eating this up. The swagger is back. Portis is feeling it again. The three blocks on the Moss TD are 5 TCCL worthy alone.

5 TCCL - Meg. Queen Bee of this blog. Objet du desir. Woman of passion (not to be confused with a scorpion woman, or T. McGee). Writer of great and mysterious blog comments. Where would we be without her?

5 TCCL - Quoting Anchorman. It never gets old. What a font of knowledge Ron Burgundy is. Been trying for weeks to think of a way to get the most under-rated lines in the whole movie into the blog, but it never quite fit. So here goes, just because it's Friday. "Baxter, is that you? Bark twice if you're in Milwaukee."

5 TCCL - Kedric Golston. Had another great game and I got to learn a lot more about the rookie DT this week working on a story on him. He truly seems like a wonderful kid who has overcome some very tough circumstances to get here. The story on him should run in Saturday's paper.

So maybe I went a bit positive this week, but what the hey? I'm in a generous mood (it's my inner largesse coming out, loyal readers might say).
Enjoy your weekend and if you happen to be on the 5 pm train to Newark out of Union Station Saturday, by all means track me down in the club car. First drink is on you.

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 6, 2006; 10:00 AM ET
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5TCCL for Portis. You got to love the guy.
5TCCL for Meg. (damn you for being married lol)
5TCCL for Cindy you kept me laughing.
5TCCL for the blog crew that keeps me laughing and missing home. If we lose this weekend I going to need you guys. (remember I am in Jersey now)

Posted by: jm220 | October 6, 2006 10:12 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, I'm up for a rough walk/bus ride home through Brooklyn if we lose.

I have to say though, I had a good feeling before the JAX game, and I'm feeling it again. Not over confident, and definitely not concrete, but just a soothing relaxed feeling somewhere in my head, telling me everything's going to work out.

Thought for the weekend: I feel a Captain Chaos "return to true form" game coming on.

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | October 6, 2006 10:26 AM | Report abuse

1 TCCL: Dale Lindsay and S Squared. As Mike Peterson learned last week, you never give the other team added motivation. Just stupid.

5 TCCL: Portis for his blocking, running and attitude.

One of my fav underrated lines from Anchorman:
"Not so fast, you ingrates. Public News Team is taking a break from its pledge drive to kick some ass. No commercials; no mercy"

Posted by: Skinz | October 6, 2006 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Meadowlands is always tough for the Skins. I'm encouraged by the last two weeks, but conventional wisdom flies out the window up there.

Part of me wishes Lavar played offense so Sean Taylor could obliterate him.

Sean Taylor's a man who discovered the wheel and built the Eiffel Tower out of metal and brawn. That's what kind of man he is. Lavar's just a woman with a small brain. With a brain a third the size of us. It's science.

Posted by: Wes Mantooth | October 6, 2006 10:37 AM | Report abuse

3 TCCL to me for eating a whole wheel of cheese, and then pooping in the refridgerator.

Actually, I'm not even mad, that's amazing. 5 TCCL it is.

Posted by: Baxter | October 6, 2006 10:42 AM | Report abuse

get boohoo boxes ready!

Posted by: lavar | October 6, 2006 10:42 AM | Report abuse

5 TCCL for Hall. His length strenth is back and, more importantly, his accuracy from over 40 also.

3 TCCL - Andre Carter. Better energy.

4 TCCL - Brunell. No question about his arm strength now ... if we can just keep him healthy.

2 TCCL - Pass Blitzing. Can we telegraph any louder?

Posted by: X.Hog | October 6, 2006 10:44 AM | Report abuse

1 TCCL for the excessive celebration penalty on Moss and Lloyd. That wasn't a celebration, it was a hug. Refs need to calm down.

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | October 6, 2006 10:45 AM | Report abuse

Hey Mr. Nickels!
You look like a blueberry! I can't wait for Sundays afternoon delight when Dolemite Jenkins makes you eat cat poop all afternoon!

Posted by: BofferSux | October 6, 2006 10:47 AM | Report abuse

redskins only team in div to have butts woooooooooped,guess that was just a bad game against cowboys,get boohoo boxes ready!

Posted by: lavar | October 6, 2006 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Oh, and Nickels, one more're gone! Whammy!!!

Posted by: BofferSux | October 6, 2006 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Lavar is not a woman with a small brain! That's an insult to all women!

Posted by: Sherry | October 6, 2006 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Wow thanks, 5 TCCLs. I'm truly stunned. I guess this means I'll have watch every TomKat movie this weekend. or maybe I'll just watch the TCCL over and over again.

Posted by: Megskin | October 6, 2006 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Levar please!!!!!!! Your team was really blown out the last two games.If Philly wouldn't let up on you guys.

Posted by: jm220 | October 6, 2006 10:55 AM | Report abuse

The Secondary..60% of the works everytime.

I'm no football savant......but I'll be watchin' and hopin' and wishin' and cheerin' ( a little shout to Dusty S.)

See all ya'll Monday! -out

Posted by: bornafan | October 6, 2006 10:56 AM | Report abuse

5 TCCL for Lavar's intensity this week....I predict he comes out fired up, draws 6 encroachment calls, missed 8 tackles, hurts himself in the 3rd quarter and sits down.

Don't get me wrong -- I love Lavar, hell he revs my engine.

Posted by: DC | October 6, 2006 10:56 AM | Report abuse

A muddy weekend goes in the Skins favor I would assume?? We don't really have major downhill threat (watch out for Moss' YAC) so the lack of a passing game won't kill as bad for the skins as and the Giants. This is my guess. I am no expert. Its raining like the dickens here, is NY expecting much wetness? Maybe I should just go to and figure this all out. Feel free to criticize me, its Friday and there's no school on Monday. I will not be discouraged by negativity.

Jason, you're so wise. You're like a miniature Buddha covered with hair.

Posted by: Dorf | October 6, 2006 11:04 AM | Report abuse says it will be sunny on sunday in NYC, with the requisite 20% chance of precipitation.

Posted by: weatherman | October 6, 2006 11:14 AM | Report abuse

With 98% chance of the skins laying the smack down.

Posted by: jm220 | October 6, 2006 11:20 AM | Report abuse

No, Lindsay and SS are smart. Everybody knows LaVar likes to freelance, and you can gameplan around it. Get him all good and riled so he leaves his assignment, take advantage of it.

Posted by: Zonker | October 6, 2006 11:23 AM | Report abuse


"I told him the little bit that I know about the Washington Redskins," Arrington said with a sly grin. "It was like a two-minute conversation..."

Yeah, no kidding. It only lasted two minutes because he never bothered to learn the defense. And he complained about never getting to play? Why would any coach put someone on the field who doesn't know the plays?

I used to like LaVar and really pulled for him to come back when he was injured, and I felt pretty hurt when he went to the Giants. But it seems like every defense coordinator he was ever been under has had problems with him; now it's pretty obvious why.

He may be a great football player, but if he doesn't know what play is called for the defense and where he is supposed to be he'll end up looking like an ass the majority of the time. Physical skills can only get you so far.

And with this whole walking off with a playbook thing? How much do you think the Giants coaching staff trusts him now? I'm sure they'll be asking for their playbook back long before they cut him. The good thing is, it probably will have never even been looked at.

Posted by: Megskin | October 6, 2006 11:24 AM | Report abuse


I have to agree with you....Lindsey's comments were just STUPID! Why add fuel to the fire?

Love my Skins but I have a very bad feeling about this game. Lavar will probably sack Brunell and hurt him...seems Brunell gets hurt every time we play the Giants.

Posted by: Lisa | October 6, 2006 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Isn't the Meadowlands turf?

Posted by: HS | October 6, 2006 11:29 AM | Report abuse

I have no problems with the comments on either side. Pretty sure there's nothing more overrated than the notion of "bulletin board material."

Lavar needs to go back to his home on Washed-Up Island.

Posted by: Wes Mantooth | October 6, 2006 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Sean Taylor: What do you love?
Eli Manning: I love poetry, and a glass of scotch, and, of course, my friend Tiki Barber here.
Sean Taylor: Well, now, guess what, this is happening.
[grabs Tiki Barber]
Eli Manning: Excuse me... excuse me... what are you doing?
[Taylor punts Tiki Barber over them mountains]
Sean Taylor: That's how I roll.
[Manning falls to ground moaning while throwing key interception]

Posted by: Skin Patrol | October 6, 2006 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Skin Patrol with utter brilliance!

Posted by: Wes Mantooth | October 6, 2006 11:36 AM | Report abuse

If I were Redskin LaVar I wouldn't waste my time learning the playbook either. Everybody knows there's a new D-cordinator every year. What'd he have 5 in six years? And he was hurt for two of those years. Giants roll in this one.

Posted by: New Found LaVar Fan | October 6, 2006 11:45 AM | Report abuse

You all should be ashamed of yourselves. This is sad. You forgot the joy that LaVar brought during those terrible seasons where we had Norv, Marty the Idiot, and Spurrier. He was the reason I turned on the television on those depressing Sundays. I bet he was the reason for a lot of you too. When you go to FedEx, what are the majority of the jerseys you see in the stands? It's LaVar. When I went to training camps, all of the kids couldn't wait to hear #56 say a few words on the mic. People that were/are too poor to ever see #56 in person on Sundays used to go to training camp just to say they saw him.

He ended the career of my most hated Cowboy. He redefined the modern idea of hitting hard for Redskins fans. He single-handedly won games for us.

I love the Redskins. But do not buy the propoganda the organization sold you. He was a superstar that had his first big injury and they wanted to unload him after the big contract so they found ways to do it. He may have been less-disciplined than other players, but he was a risk-taker. So what. Marty should send LaVar a gold Rolex every year for the rest of his life because LaVar is the only reason that joke is still in the league as a head coach. He is an intelligent, responsible superstar athlete, which is an unbelievable rarity.

My boy, Bourbon Rick, who loves the Skins like we all do, bought a playoff ticket and a plane ticket to Seattle BEFORE the Bucs game last year. He sat right next to the Redskins tunnel. Right before they were about to come out, he said LaVar and Marcu Washington were jumping up and down so furiously and so worked up, that the entire team got into it...they were going bonkers. Then he concussed Shaun Alexander, the MVP of the league-and it wasn't Cornelius Griffin by the way, and knocked Alexander out of the game. Don't forget the week before, he set up one of our two TDs.

And this is how you repay forgetting and belittling...shame on you. Shame shame.

A sad, sad booyakashot.

Posted by: The Governor | October 6, 2006 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Giants roll. Where in there sleep? You have lb that every coach has complain about.(they all can't be wrong)Your secondary been suspect since last year. Your qb has no heart once he takes a hit. Your te and rb knows that your coach is a loser.

Posted by: jm220 | October 6, 2006 11:47 AM | Report abuse

5 TCCL for a Skins victory on my birthday weekend!!! Lavar, I like the guy from his time here, but I hope he only starts playing great after this game!

Ya gotta love Dale Lindsey and the bashing... The O-line is gonna want blood from that D-line from the G-men after the poor showings from last year. Running game keeps rolling!

Posted by: Gregarious | October 6, 2006 11:54 AM | Report abuse

You're perfect for Lavar's entourage. Make some more excuses for him.

You know, Lavar, I understand that, uh, they had to bring another linebacker in. Change your diapers. Wipe the dribble away
from your bubblin' lips. Rub Vaseline all over your heinie and tell you that it's special and different from everyone else's.

Do the Giants tuck you in, Lavar? Give you a little kiss on your forehead? Tell you everything's gonna be okay?

Posted by: Wes Mantooth | October 6, 2006 11:54 AM | Report abuse

all you fans busting on my playbook skills have my jersey in your closet,that is why I paid to get out,your closets are full of bailey,davis,johnson,trotter,jerseys. list is to long,some have SB rings already.cant be money,snyder proves that on the start of fa every year.add taylor to the list,after what snyder paid adam,taylor will want double.if he hasnt gotten his aggressive behavior under control theyll never pay him what he wants.get boohoo boxes ready!

Posted by: lavar | October 6, 2006 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Levar like every d coach has said. For every good play you make there are 5 others that you miss. In which most cases turns into touchdowns. By next year the Giants will see that and want you out as well.

Posted by: jm220 | October 6, 2006 12:00 PM | Report abuse

Lavar was my man when he was here. Th only real problem with him was that he was tired of losing games. Remember when we won in the playoffs last year against Tampa Bay, anybody else see him post game, that was one happy dude! And he was a big part of how we got there, injuries aside, name one other linebacker we've had other than Sam Huff who was such an impact player?

Posted by: urk56 | October 6, 2006 12:02 PM | Report abuse

The Difference between the NFL and all other leagues: Fanatics stick with their team, not the player. It's too much $$$ outthere, that players don't really care who they play for (i.e. Archalletta). Basketball = No Loyalty (i.e. Jordan 2.0 - everyone was a Wiz fan for those two years, then went back to their old teams)

The downfall of Lavar was the $6.5M. That's what he gets for having the Potsons brothers as his agent. I bet Drew wouldn't have let that slip. It's always about the $$, no matter who you are. Lavar is cool to me, except for the weeks we play the G-Girls. So I don't have a problem with any of this trash talking.

Look, Lavar said last year he might just not play anymore, if he couldn't play for the 'Skins, remember.....

Then, he wanted to stay in the NFC East(except for the Cowgirls) so he can exact revenge on US atleast twice a year.

LAVAR IS NOW THE ENEMY. Please remember that.

Posted by: A Dog | October 6, 2006 12:07 PM | Report abuse

"Pretty sure there's nothing more overrated than the notion of "bulletin board material.""

I'm pretty sure Mike Peterson would disagree with you there. Millionaire babied athlete have pretty large ego's. Sellers punished him. The O-Line punished him and Portis mentioned it.


The man is calling out Joe Gibbs. I was in the endzone when Lavar took that Int. to the house when Marty was here so i feel ya. But in Redskins World its:

Joe Gibbs

Everyone else.

Posted by: Skinz | October 6, 2006 12:07 PM | Report abuse

I'm giving 5 TCCLs to the Gov for his last post. I will never hate on Lavar. He was the face of a cursed franchise for years, and always brought hope when he was on the field.

I wish him well in his individual career pursuits. I wish the Giants an eternal 0-16 season, but Lavar can make the Pro Bowl.


Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | October 6, 2006 12:09 PM | Report abuse

"I'm pretty sure Mike Peterson would disagree with you there. Millionaire babied athlete have pretty large ego's. Sellers punished him. The O-Line punished him and Portis mentioned it."

So they wouldn't have punished him if he hadn't said it? That's a discredit to our players. I'd hope they don't need "bulletin board" material to get fired up each week. I'm not saying "bb material" doesn't have an impact, but it's an absurd notion to think that's all there is to it. It's overrated.

Posted by: Wes Mantooth | October 6, 2006 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Hey JLC, can we get 5 TCCLs for the tech guys? Postings seem to be working well, AND back on a EST timestamp.

PS -- Megskin, in anticipation of the day you decide that your troll of a man is not right for you, I'd like to tell you a little about myself. I'm Bucktown Skins Fan. People seem to like me because I am polite and I am rarely late. I like to eat ice cream and I really enjoy a nice pair of slacks. Years later, a doctor will tell me that I have an I.Q. of 48 and am what some people call mentally retarded.

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | October 6, 2006 12:13 PM | Report abuse

5 TCCL for the almighty TOOL for putting on the best concert ever last Saturday night at the Verizon Center. I mean they had friggin' laser beams. You all need to check those guys out.

5 TCCL for the Encore WAM channel playing the hit movie "Camp Nowhere" this past week. The movie, which stars Christopher Lloyd (aka Doctor Emmit Brown), is about a group of kids who end up hatching a plan to trick all the parents into sending them to a camp of their own design, which would actually be a parent-free paradise. What a load of garbage. The movie also starred one of the nuns from "Sister Act" and "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit."

5 TCCL for Emmitt Smith giving a shout out to the Redskins on "Dancing with the Stars." If that clown still needs to use the Redskins to get himself riled up than you know we (redskins players, coaches, fans, etc) sure did get under his skin. Keep dancing Emmitt, you look like a fool.

And finally....

a whopping 10 TCCL to 1/2 of the country. A survey showed that 50% of Americans admit to re-gifting. Thank goodness for you lazy bastards. Just don't re-gift a label maker to me ok?

Posted by: Chief Clancy Wiggum | October 6, 2006 12:13 PM | Report abuse

I don't know what where yelling about! LOUD NOISES!

Posted by: Brick Tamland | October 6, 2006 12:14 PM | Report abuse

I don't know what where yelling about! LOUD NOISES!

Posted by: Brick Tamland | October 6, 2006 12:15 PM | Report abuse

LaVar will be missed and will probably have an impact on the game on Sunday in some way, that is if he can ever get over "expressing his inner anguish through the majesty of song!"

However, the Giants are in a "pungent" funk that ... "stings the nostrils ... in a good way ...... I wont lie to you it smells like pure gasoline."

Beware the no-huddle shot gun. Giants are going to come out with guns blazing and if the Skins blitz on every long passing down, and Archuleta continues to be exposed in coverage, its going to be a long day.

I believe.

Posted by: Aaron | October 6, 2006 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Fantastic Point - Skinz

Gibbs never eva dogged Lavar. So why would Laavar come uot talkin about the HOF Coach who won 3 SBs for the team he claimed he loved???

Sellers is hyped up right now. I hope he punishes Lavar (BTW-I have a #56 jersey, too). Sellars was here before him any way. Players MUST protect their coach.

Posted by: A Dog | October 6, 2006 12:20 PM | Report abuse

The Gov: my dear friend, you must get over it.

Yes I loved him while he was here; he got us through some horrible years. You're right, for a long time he was the only thing good about the team. And for that I'm grateful, but I don't feel I owe him anything.

Sure, I'll cheer for him when he makes a good play, against someone else, but against us? Please, let him have his worse day ever.

He will never again stand on our sidelines, make tackles for us, or do interviews from Redskin Park.

He will never again raise his arms in the air and have the fans at FedEx cheer him for causing a fumble or ripping someones spleen out.

He will never again wear the Burgandy&Gold while clocking someone so hard they lay there on the ground, mouth open, gasping for air like a dying fish and end up retiring the next day.

He will never be a Redskin again.

He is gone.

Posted by: Megskin | October 6, 2006 12:21 PM | Report abuse

LaVar is not my enemy. I remember the Redskins-Panthers game during Stephen Davis's 1st season there. I was at that game and it was tough seeing #48 in teal and white. It looked like he was wearing a costume. I'm going to feel the same way about LaVar on Sunday. The Gov said it all -- 5 TCCLs. Neither of those guys were done right by the Redskins.

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | October 6, 2006 12:27 PM | Report abuse

LaVar is the enemey now. Enough said.

If he's out of position on Sunday as much as he was when he was a Redskin, then we'll be in great shape.

Posted by: Terry | October 6, 2006 12:35 PM | Report abuse

That should read "enemy." My bad...

Posted by: Terry | October 6, 2006 12:41 PM | Report abuse

He's too easy to hate.

Why would you root for someone who steals a playbook from your Washington Redskins?

Why would you root for someone who persistently bad mouths the greatest Coach in Redskins History?

I wanted to like him after the move, but all Lavar ever did was make one boneheaded comment after another. Perhaps what Lindsey and Springs said wasn't the best thing to do, but Lavar doesn't garner any sympathy from me with his boring responses.

No, the Lavar era is over. If he really was the only reason you watched the Redskins through the bad years, then you can keep him.

Posted by: Skin Patrol | October 6, 2006 12:41 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if the Skins can sue Lavar for stealing their playbook. 'Cos it's stealing if you don't return company property on your way out. And how stupid is Lavar for saying he showed the playbook to the Giants coaches. If that's true, shouldn't the Giants coaches have returned the playbook without reading it? That's what Pepsi did with Coke's proprietary information.

Posted by: Bart | October 6, 2006 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Now yo making sense in here.

What has Lavar daone for you (other then knock Aikmen out). He didn't get us to the promise land. He dosen't support you financially in any way (it is exactly the oppositte way around).

He was great during our bad (early Snyder) years. He got to the playoffs when Gibbs 2.0 came back. He never took us to the playoffs. All he did was bring a minimum respectability when other teams played us.

Me, personnlly, I would rather win SBs and beat the 'Girls.

Football is a team game. Hail.

Posted by: A Dog | October 6, 2006 12:44 PM | Report abuse

The Governor and I do disagree on this one issue.

1) No way to argue against the fact that Lavar loved it here and got a raw deal from the organization.

2) No way to argue against the fact that when relations started to get a little frigid, Lavar burned all the bridges and acted like an idiot.

It will be weird. I will always love that guy for what he gave us on the field (murdering Aikman, concussing Alexander, the int to the house, the breaking of Kordell Stewart, concussing Bruce Smith and himself on the same play etc.). We should never forget these things.

We should also never forget that if the man truly loved Redskins nation seperately from the team as he said he did, then there is no excuse for him to go to a top 3 hated rival.

I predicted before the season started that he would have a breakout game and be all over the field against us just because of how much it would mean to him. I am terrified of this despite all the talk to this point about his drop in play.

Posted by: ArtMonkToTheSticks | October 6, 2006 12:55 PM | Report abuse

392 TCCL's for Sean "TGR" Taylor being the hardest his own end zone. And are you still talking about my Cowboys, and so cleverly calling them "Girls"? Sounds like an unhealthy obsession to me. You'd be a lot better off playing the team on your schedule. Back to reality, Old Man Brunell.

Posted by: Yawn | October 6, 2006 12:57 PM | Report abuse

(Wearing a t-shirt imploring you to "VOTE FOR LIMERICKMAN")

There once was a 'Skin named LaVar
Our very own diva and star!
But bad was the outcome
As he wore out his welcome --
Who laughs the last har-di-har-har?

Posted by: HaikuMan | October 6, 2006 12:58 PM | Report abuse

The only thing that got under Emmitt's skin was the numerous and frequesnt times he ran over the 'Skins enroute to SB Titles.

Enjoy the back-down-to-earth butt kickin in NY this weekend, bunch of tool homers...

Posted by: I'm Ralph | October 6, 2006 1:02 PM | Report abuse

With regards to LaVar copying the playbook and giving it to Coughlin, I bet this didn't really happen. Sounds like an attempt at a comeback to the Springs and Lindsay comment. Besides, what could he provide that Pierce hadn't already told them? This is a non-story to me.

Yes, football's a team game but I don't really understand what that has to do with anything. LaVar should still be a Redskin.

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | October 6, 2006 1:03 PM | Report abuse

im sorry, but with a defense like the giants have... how can lavaar even say ANYTHING in his own defense? the redskins are going to smash the giants... lavaar goes out with a knee injury early in the second quarter... again.

Posted by: james mcgraw | October 6, 2006 1:05 PM | Report abuse

"And are you still talking about my Cowboys, and so cleverly calling them "Girls"? Sounds like an unhealthy obsession to me. "

Says the Cowboy fan on the "Redskins Insider" blog.


Posted by: skinz | October 6, 2006 1:06 PM | Report abuse

What I'm saying, and I think Gov would agree, is that it isn't an either/or thing.

Redskins come first -- period. But you can still have respect for another player on another team. I wish him the best when there's no burgandy and gold (or the cocaine whites) on the field.

I hope he fails miserably when he plays the Skins, but I won't trash talk him.


Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | October 6, 2006 1:07 PM | Report abuse

How about we forget about LaVar and talk about the Skins-Giants game?

I've heard folks around town say that the Giants need this game more than the Skins. I disagree. The Skins are 0-2 against the NFC and 0-1 against the NFC East. If they go 0-3 against the NFC and 0-2 against the East, they will have an uphill climb for the rest of the season. If someone would have told me that the Skins would be 2-2 at this point, I would have hoped that they'd have both wins against NFC opponents...or, at the very least, that they'd be 1-1 against the NFC. Sunday's game is huge for the Redskins.

Posted by: Terry | October 6, 2006 1:08 PM | Report abuse

How now brown cow.

Posted by: P Diddy | October 6, 2006 1:08 PM | Report abuse

We should also never forget that if the man truly loved Redskins nation...

If he had truly loved Redskin Nation he would have learned the dang playbook or done whatever it took to convince the coaches he could play. I don't buy that whole thing about them not playing him being a money issue. $nyder has so much money and manages to finagle his way around the salary cap every year. That's just a weak argument.

I think he just couldn't be bothered to learn a system that was even more complex than the previous ones. And I don't think Grilliams has any patience for that. Don't want to play by his rules: you get the boot. If he didn't know where he was supposed to be on any given play he wasn't of any use to him.

Don't get me wrong, I know LaVar loved the fans here, he was our biggest cheerleader, and we loved him back, but if he had truly wanted to be a Redskin for life he could have made it happen.

Maybe he can come back as cheerleader for us once more: put on those little booty shorts and tight top, sashaying along with those fluffy pom-poms. Mmmm work it baby! Totally hawt. You know you all would love it, don't lie.

Posted by: Megskin | October 6, 2006 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: P Diddy | October 6, 2006 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Folks, I don't know why we're hatin' on LaVar. Time to let bygones be bygones. Water under the bridge. Water off a duck's back. And so on, and so forth.

Posted by: P Diddy | October 6, 2006 1:16 PM | Report abuse

I agree with Bucktown. I hope Arrington's a non-factor this weekend.

I think the key to this game is going to be time of possession and turnovers. If we get Dolamite rolling and eat up clock, then they'll be forced to throw the ball. If the game's on his shoulders, I bet emanning will make enough mistakes to lose the game.

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | October 6, 2006 1:17 PM | Report abuse

I don't know about that Terry. Read his convo with reporters in full, then come back here and tell me what you think about Lavar...

Posted by: A Dog | October 6, 2006 1:34 PM | Report abuse

when i think of lavar, i think of 2 plays....

the first one was the year of marty. we were 0-5, playing the panthers and it was our first close game of the year. All of the sudden the carolina qb throws a floater to Lavar and he took off about 50 yards the other way to seal the game. That was the hope I had with Lavar, he'd always try to make a play.

2nd play... Dont remember the year, but we were playing Tampa, and it was a really close game late 4th quarter, 3rd and long, Lavar guesses the snap; is all by himself with the Warrick Dunn in the backfield, and completely wiffs on the tackle. Wiffs so bad it was on every video footage for a week and half. Dunn went on to score we went on to loose the game.

Lavar would gamble, sometimes it worked sometimes it failed. I wish the guy the best 14 games a year. Lavar it was a pleasure, i have huge respect for you for turning down the $ to leave. THANKS!

Go skins.

Posted by: at least he ended aikmans career | October 6, 2006 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Unique New York, Unique New York!

Posted by: BofferSux | October 6, 2006 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Ditto Skinz. Gov be cool bro. I will always keep my AUTHENTIC #56 Away J (never to be worn again). Lavar was a stud and I wish him well everywhere except against Joe's Team.
Meg, I'm still thinkin' back to that rosey prosey yesterday, and than suddenly under this So Cal sunshine it occurred to me-- you're Sally Jenkins playin' dirty on us boys. JMan never saw it comin'. My former English 101 teacher would have married you hello.

CP, Sellers, and B LLoyd all should have a big game. INT for #22-------- Maybe??

Posted by: coolio | October 6, 2006 1:53 PM | Report abuse

I hear ya on that interview, but in all honesty it sounds like a guy venting on all the crap he went through with the "organization" the last two years. "Football is a business" seems very cliché, but it's true. None of us can imagine the stuff he went through with an franchise that made it clear that he was not in its future plans. I love the Redskins more than a lot of things in this world, but I still maintain that he got a little bit of a raw deal.

I think I've beat this dead horse a little too much, so I'm going to bow out of this conversation. But, this is why I will always have respect for Lavar Arrington and what he did for the Skins:

"I play hard every time I go on the field. Every time. I don't ever cheat my fans. Other things, other aspects, that's different, but I will never not play hard. I carry my name on the field every time I go out there. That means something. I'm not going to embarrass myself. Or my family."

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | October 6, 2006 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Coolio damn you for being in warm weather. It's cold in the Dirty Jerz. I loved Lavar as much as anyone. But once you take shots at Gibbs when he showed you respect. That's the line for me.

Posted by: jm220 | October 6, 2006 2:00 PM | Report abuse

i believe the excessive celebration penalty was for CP striking the same pose as Moss right about the time Lloyd picked up Moss...2 players were in fact doing the same celebration (Moss and CP)...good call i guess but what a lame rule!

Posted by: deadskin | October 6, 2006 2:03 PM | Report abuse

why you dissing me,its ok to root against me I understand that but to attack my knowledge of the playbook is not only hurtful but shows how low you fans and players,coaches will disregard my knee injury Im still trying to get over.looks like alot of your D doesnt understand playbook. your not attacking them? 24 pts a game now thats impressive!

Posted by: lavar | October 6, 2006 2:05 PM | Report abuse

eg, I'm still thinkin' back to that rosey prosey yesterday,[...]- you're Sally Jenkins playin' dirty on us boys. JMan never saw it comin'.

Ewww! Sally Jenkins? Yuck! I am most definitely not her. And I can prove it: Lance Armstrong is gross and completely turns me off. There, satisfied?

I have a feeling if SJ were to try and sneak something in, JLaC would see it coming, from a mile away at least.

Posted by: Megskin | October 6, 2006 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Lindsey knows exactly what he is doing. LaVar is well known for over-pursuing tackles and free-lancing out of the system, so the more riled up he is, the more he can get burned.

He used to be able to recover from this much of the time due to his tremendous talent, but since the knee injuries, he has definitely lost something. The problem is he doesn't realize this, or doesn't want to.

I can't to see "10 cents" totally spent by Big Mike Sellers!

Posted by: Bones | October 6, 2006 2:10 PM | Report abuse

I can't say I am beating a dead horse, because I haven't talked baout Lavar for the Last 8 months. I'm just talkin bout him because we are playing him this week and emotions are high on both sides. This is the 1st time we are playing against him. This is nothing like the T.O. thing. He was with us 6 years, not 4 (but those 4 were the dogged years, except for Lavar).

"I play hard every time I go on the field. Every time. I don't ever cheat my fans. Other things, other aspects, that's different, but I will never not play hard."

Do you know what the 'other things' and 'other aspects' are?

Those are the schemes of the defefnses that he didn't follow. You can play hard and not play with in the scheme, which can be detremental to the team. Again, there are 11 people on defense. You don't have to be everywhere all of the time, just play with in the scheme. He gets paid Million$. I don't care how many times you change over Def Cords. For the $$ you are being paid, take time and learn the 'other aspects' of the defense.....

That said, I still have love for L.A., but he is now a Giant. My #56 jersey will always be what it is. He is now #55.

Posted by: A Dog | October 6, 2006 2:16 PM | Report abuse


""Football is a business" seems very cliché, but it's true. None of us can imagine the stuff he went through with an franchise that made it clear that he was not in its future plans."

None of us can imagine the stuff he went through? You're damn right about that, because I've never been offered a 68 million dollar contract. Even after all that "stuff" happened he still made nearly 50 million dollars playing for the Redskins, and he just signed another 49 million deal with the Giants. That poor, poor man.

The contract dispute was his idiot agent's fault anyways, Carl Poston. Poston is paid six figures to review contracts, and he didn't notice the discrepenacy between the first draft of Lavar's contract and the copy his client ultimately signed. Whose fault is that?

It wasn't Your Washington Redskins that the NFL Player's Association suspended either, it was that idiot Carl Poston.

Anyways, 50 million dollars later, and Lavar having to suffer the enormous indignity of getting paid not to play Football, he steals a playbook and bad mouths our Coach. Arrington could've remained infinitely respected as far as this fan's concerned, all he had to do was take it all in stride.

And lest we play the pity pipe too loudly, Lavar didn't "put up" with a bunch of garbage from the Redskins; him "giving" us 4 million to release him was a business move. Lavar recognized that he hadn't earned a starting spot on the roster, and that his playing time would slowly dwindle away so as to destroy any possibility at a THIRD (most players aren't this blessed) big time contract. Instead of waiting it out on the bench, he "gave up" 4 million so he could get a 50 million --7 mil a year-- contract with the idiot Giants. And he's failed to earn a penny of that in his new venue; wonder why?

I loved Arrington, past tense. I didn't even hate him when he left; we all saw the writing on the wall and understood that continued bench time in Washington wasn't going to lend itself towards a big contract. As you said, This Is A Business and Lavar made a business saavy decision in getting out of town. But when he starts bad mouthing Joe Gibbs? No sir.

He piddled away any sympathy he might have had.

Posted by: Skin Patrol | October 6, 2006 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Once upon a midnight dreary, as levar pondered weak and weary
over a quaint and curious of forgotten plays
while he nodded nearly thinking, suddenly there came a dissing
as of someone gently needling, needling his lack of smarts

Posted by: Shawn Allen Lindsey | October 6, 2006 2:22 PM | Report abuse

And Lavar, Coach Joe stated that he wish things were handled differently. All he had to do was come back and say I wish it was as well. Everyone understood the smack back at Springs and Lindsey, but not with Gibbs. You're in the out house with me my friend.

Posted by: jm220 | October 6, 2006 2:39 PM | Report abuse

A Dog:

Earlier in this blog I said that LaVar is now the enemy. He's certainly talking like the enemy in his interview. I don't hate the guy, but it's just time to move on. All I want is a Skins win on Sunday. My point is that this game is so much bigger than LaVar and his grudge with Snyder/Gibbs/Lindsey/Williams, etc.

Posted by: Terry | October 6, 2006 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Dale Lindsey sucks. He's the one that traded for Warrick Holdman last year. Holdman used to get blown up like a doll when run plays went to his side. Remember the 36-0 game? Holdman is all over that film because they kept running to his side. Lindsey was a defensive coordinator a while back in San Diego I believe. He lasted about 3 minutes in that position because a) he sucked b) he pissed everyone off.

ArtMonktotheSticks should keep his forked tongue behind his teeth. He loves LaVar. Period. Don't bring nonsense to the game, ArtMonktothe.

Posted by: The Governor | October 6, 2006 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Let's sum it up.

Lavar was a star and the man when he was drafted.

Lavar was one of few bright lights for a few years and the face of the franchise.

Lavar was treated different and deservedly so.

Gibbs came back and was the star also. Diminishing Lavar to an extent.

Lavar has an ego like everyone. Lavar got hurt and for a guy who relies on talent even the slightest injury is big.

Lavar is no longer the face of the franchise Gibbs is.

While Lavar is Hurt Grilliams no name D flurishes.

Grilliams and Lavar both have huge egos. Both refer to themselves in the third person.

Grilliams makes a point to say that no one is above his rules.

Arrington not used to that and doesn't like it.

Things decline fast and Lavar no longer the center of attention wants out. Danny sees an opportunity to get rid of a huge salary.

That's it. In my opinion of course.

Posted by: Skinz | October 6, 2006 2:52 PM | Report abuse

lavar writes: "looks like alot of your D doesnt understand playbook. your not attacking them?"

Not attacking them? Hello! Please review most of the posts for the last few weeks (especially on the secondary).

And Meg, how do you get the italics working???

Posted by: Art Monk HOF 2007 | October 6, 2006 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Skinz very well said my friend. Very well said.

Posted by: jm220 | October 6, 2006 2:55 PM | Report abuse

And Meg, how do you get the italics working???

Just use <i> text here <\i>

All in the fingers my dear.

Posted by: Megskin | October 6, 2006 3:01 PM | Report abuse

MY bad Terry. You are right. To be honest, I am pretty confident that we will perform to our fullest. We don't often in NY, but this will be one of the times we do win. Caughlin will be kicked out at the end of the season. The giants have too many individuals going against the coach. And we are rising in terms of performing on the field.

Posted by: A Dog | October 6, 2006 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Did we trade for Holdman? I thought we just picked him up after he got cut by Cleveland. That guy is terrible.

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | October 6, 2006 3:02 PM | Report abuse

OK I have to admit it. I have a blog crush on Megskin as well. Let's hope the D line get after Eli. A hit on him early and he is done for the game. Can you say no heart? lol

Posted by: jm220 | October 6, 2006 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Where is JLC and Cindy today?

Posted by: jm220 | October 6, 2006 3:10 PM | Report abuse

No worries, A Dog. I really hope that we will perform to our fullest in the Meadowlands. For some reason, we really seem to struggle up there. I'd like to think that this time will be different due to all of the things that you mentioned. However, I'm sure you remember what we did the week before last year's trip to Giants Stadium: We totally destroyed the 49ers only to be followed up by our own total destruction at the hands of the Giants. Should be fun! If we can get to 3-2, we should be a very confident team.

Posted by: Terry | October 6, 2006 3:20 PM | Report abuse

And I thought HTML would not work in blog-land...

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Posted by: Hater | October 6, 2006 3:44 PM | Report abuse

"Football is business" ... my asstronaut. If it was about the money, if it was about the love, LaVar would be in Green Bay. They offered him more $ than the Giants; Packers fans LOVE their Packers (I think they might even be warming to Koren Robinson). No, LaVar went to the Giants for one simple reason -- vengeance, not business. He talked big smack when we played the Giants, now he is one. He's outside looking in now. He seethes -- seethes like some dark creature from a Megskin post. The question is, who gets him this week? Fauria? Yoder? If he's lucky. If he's not, then he might find himself on the hard side of Clinton Portis or Mike Sellers. Yikes. Should be a great game. Fingers crossed that no one gets hurt.

5 TCCLs for special teams field position last week, and another 5 TCCLs for only four penalties.

Go Skins

Posted by: dcsween | October 6, 2006 3:46 PM | Report abuse

There was a time, a time before Greg Williams. When the local linebacker reigned supreme. When people believed everything they heard on TV. This was an age when only men were allowed to be linebackers. And in Washington, one linebacker was more man then the rest. His name was Lavar Arrington. He was like a god walking amongst mere mortals. He had a voice that could make a wolverine purr and suits so fine they made Sinatra look like a hobo. In other words, Lavar Arrington was the balls.

Posted by: Free Sean Taylor | October 6, 2006 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Go Skins!

Go Skins!

Go Skins!

Posted by: Anonymous | October 6, 2006 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Cool Stuff!
Thanks again Megskin!

I too loved "The Beast" (LaVar).
But he is gone.
Free agency has killed hero worship.

I always liked the phrase "Don't get mad, get even". I think that Mr.A will let his rage drive him and that will bode well for the boys in burgundy...

Posted by: Art Monk HOF 2007 | October 6, 2006 4:04 PM | Report abuse

or should that be:

I too loved the beast
But he has left old D.C.
Hero worship dead

Posted by: Tribute to HaikuMan (AM HOF '07) | October 6, 2006 4:12 PM | Report abuse

dcsween - How much was gaurenteed? That is always the key question. That's why Lavar was streesing over the $6.5M - It was a gaurenteed bonus. I think the way NY structured it was his best chance to make the most $$.

Posted by: A Dog | October 6, 2006 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Megskin: you are like the blog mother in charge of all your boys. I am sorry for the mess I made and any future transgressions.

Posted by: ArtMonkToTheSticks | October 6, 2006 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Ummm... ArtMonkToTheSticks, I think some of us have some real Freudian issues brewing if Megskins is our blog "mother."

I've always thought of her as more of a hot, young, Eastern European Aupair than a mother figure. Is that wrong?

At least she's still the one responsible for keeping us "kids" in line.

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | October 6, 2006 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Wait wait wait, stop burning Holdman, last time I checked he is OUR Starting WLB and is fourth on our list for most tackles. He is a great part to our defense which does not need to be trashed on right now, we need to build them up now!

Posted by: Tweet | October 6, 2006 4:32 PM | Report abuse

From HB's chat:

Williams and Co. continue to praise Warrick's play this year.

What? Are you kidding me? Didn't they try to sell us this same nonsense last year? Dude can't play.

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Posted by: BOOFER | October 6, 2006 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Geez, you figure our fans would be the last ones crapping on our players, way to be a true fan.

Posted by: Tweet | October 6, 2006 4:42 PM | Report abuse


That's right you should never say a bad word about a team, country, issue that you belong to or care about.

Too bad people like George Washington, MLK and Ben Franklin didn't think like you.

Posted by: Skinz | October 6, 2006 4:45 PM | Report abuse

It's not a matter of crapping on a guy. Sure, he's a Redskin, so I'll cheer for him on Sunday. I don't think he can play, but I'll root for him nonetheless. Maybe he'll have a breakout game -- I hope so.

It's just that when everyone can see with their own eyes that a play goes right past Holdman, I don't need old man boobs telling everyone that it didn't happen.

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | October 6, 2006 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Lavar will be the least of our worries with that bum knee of his. It's been 3 years since I've seen that 4.4 speed. Without that speed, he can't run down plays and tee off on offensive players like he used to. The knee injury is going to nag him for the rest of his life, and he'll finally get so frustrated that he can't do what he used to that he will quit. He almost quit after last year. He'll never be the playmaker he once was, and that's why we didn't try to keep him or use him. I'm a fan from his PSU days. I was a freshman at PSU when he played special teams in his first college game. We knew he was special when we watched him level 3 different guys on his first ever kick coverage. I loved lavar a PSU. I loved him here in Washington. But, I think that knee injury took a lot out of him. Sure he blames his frustration on everything else including the redskins, but it's the injury that's taken away his most amazing talents (speed and quickness) - not the redskins scheme and not the redskins playbook. I wish him the best, but I don't think he has the ability any longer to do the things he did in college and his first 3 years in the pros. Let's concern ourselves more with those two beasts NY has at DE.

Posted by: Lavar | October 6, 2006 4:56 PM | Report abuse

"It's just that when everyone can see with their own eyes that a play goes right past Holdman, I don't need old man boobs telling everyone that it didn't happen."

Best line of the day.

Posted by: Skinz | October 6, 2006 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Assessing talent is typically a crap shoot.
Just ask your boys about Quincy Carter or Joey Galloway.

Posted by: Art Monk HOF 2007 | October 6, 2006 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Just finished reading the Howard Bryant discussion transcript. He mentions that he corrects quotes from people and that LaVar (and a lot of other people) mistakenly use the phrase "I could care less" when they mean to say "I couldn't care less." Someone get with Howard and let him know that "I could care less" is an sarcastic phrase, not a mistakenly used phrase (just mistakenly interpreted by people like Howard). Both those phrases are acceptable, just one is meant as sarcasm while the other is not.

And yes, I know everyone on here COULD CARE LESS.

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Posted by: BOOFER | October 6, 2006 5:18 PM | Report abuse

you guys blog too much too slammed here at work this week and cant keep up!!!

Posted by: deadskin | October 6, 2006 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Yo Boffo-
Welcome back. The Redskins have changed man. They can do stuff now. And you're gonna have to learn to deal with that!

Posted by: BofferSux | October 6, 2006 5:24 PM | Report abuse

On this matter I am a little constipated...

I couldn't give a sh...

Posted by: Anonymous | October 6, 2006 5:25 PM | Report abuse

So, all of the cowpoke mistakes were pre-parcells? And how many 'skiiny' names that you mentioned were pre-Gibbs?

Seems like Gibbs won more SB's than the g-men under Parcells. Jets? The Patriots won after he left. Maybe he did bring in some talent up there but he did not see it through. I think everyone refers to the current coach in NE as the genius.

Parcells came out of retirement for his nest egg. He has that now and will abandon you as he has all of his other teams.

I'm out for the weekend... Hail Skins!

Posted by: Art Monk HOF 2007 | October 6, 2006 5:33 PM | Report abuse


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Posted by: BOOFER | October 6, 2006 5:50 PM | Report abuse

All I know is Billy from Boston has 3 rings without Parcells and Parcells has exactly 0 without Belly. I think we all know who made those teams work.

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Posted by: BOOFER | October 6, 2006 6:22 PM | Report abuse

OK, too tired to count syllables or make figure out a rhyme for "idiot"

BOOFER: "Gibby gets way to [sic] much credit for other peoples [sic] work!!!"

Homework: Pick any three of the Cowboys Super Bowl winning teams and go research how many Hall Of Fame Players were on them. Here's a hint: it's a number greater than 1, Riggins (and I'll even spot you one more, D. Green for 2). Also, note the consistency in the 'Boys QB and RB position during their wins. The FACT Gibbs won 3 different Super Bowls with different QBs and RBs (none, besides Riggins) were anything special (Jay Schroder, Timmy Smith anyone?) Great coaches TEACH and ADAPT, not just happen to be around a team that the GM successfully stocks with great players.

Put THAT in a haiku and smoke it.

Cranky and grumpy
H-man snaps, breaks character.
Need some Megskin love. :)

Posted by: HaikulessMan | October 6, 2006 6:23 PM | Report abuse

boofer, re: your last comment...didn't you just prove that gibbs is a great coach by saying that none of his assistants made it anywhere but with him? and parcels is nothing without bellyChoke? also, where was theisman, doug williams, rypien successful other than for the skins/gibbs? and i guess the mvp running back (i can't even rember his name) of SB was a HOF in your eyes all thanks to casserly???

all i know is that i hate gibbs for sticking with brunell for so long and he's proven me(and the whole town and those annonymous LEAGUE SOURCES that wilbon keeps bringing up) wrong TWICE in two years. i'm not going to doubt him again...(until i doubt him again ;) ).

megskin alert: from my personal experience (12 years) online posters like megskin (creative writers) are usually psychos/weirdos in real life...:)

have a good weekend everyone...i really hope we win...this is the first time in years...check that in a DECADE or so...that i feel confident going into a game like we have a team that can beat anyone...

go Skins!

Posted by: dealer | October 6, 2006 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Like red, burning rash
Boofer's typos spread and burn
To H-Man's last post.

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Posted by: BOOFER | October 6, 2006 6:51 PM | Report abuse

A Megskins alert was posted!
Her beauty and charm were roasted!
But even if true
I think you will rue
Since Queen B her title was boasted!

Posted by: Haiku/LimerickMan | October 6, 2006 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Riddle me this, Boofer:

Does "A PATIENT BOY FAN" mean you're able to hold of your urges until they are 11 or all the way to 12?

Posted by: Haiku/Limerick/RiddleMan | October 6, 2006 6:54 PM | Report abuse

jm220, Jersey Shore and DJ's was the place in the very early 80's. My best boys are from Jersey City.
Meg, just goofin' on ya. I am definately not a SJ fan and never seriously thought you were her. Love yo bloggin' though. Nice.
Gov, cold one for you bro.

BOOFER /DOOFER, hasn't the bus been by to pick you up? Lighten up ya goof.

Bleed Burgundy and Gold. Dirt Bags are getting it done. Mark, hit me I'm open for a lazer bro. Skins win!


Posted by: coolio | October 6, 2006 7:52 PM | Report abuse

Oh noes, someone has put out an alert about me on the intardweebs! Whatever am I going to do? My weekend has been ruined!

I am sorry Mr./Ms. dealer that your dates with those "creative" types hasn't gone so well. Perhaps, when you turn 13, you'll find yourself a nice dumb bimbo. You know, the type that can't "write".

On second thought, I'm not sorry, apparently you sure can pick 'em. Maybe if you like them, well, dumbed down you know, head on over to myspace, I'm sure the pickings are right up your alley.

Now, how's that for a bee in your bonnet?

And a good weekend to you.

Posted by: Megskin | October 6, 2006 8:15 PM | Report abuse

meg, i'm just a hater. a jeallous. hey i want to be mentioned by JLaC! (washpost almost-columnist, who's way better than that goof nfl insider, why does he have a job? i digress...) don't let it bother you.

[bla bla bla alert:
seriously as soon as i hit "submit". i was like "ohh crap". i forgot to write a ps...
and the ps was "on second thought she does have enough sense to hate that woman "columnist" for washpost who writes from ny about dc sports...

anyways...i'm not 13 [yes, i! is meg, tony k?], i'm 32 going on 6...and my experiences were setting up other people...who were such good writers online (and i still enjoy reading their work...poems, short stories and essays) but they were whackos in person...

anyways have a good weekend...i hope that bee is dead

ps...JLaC, saw you on fox(?) this looked a bit nervous...c'mon dude! you have nothing to be nervous about it's not like you're following anyone good (another knock at nflinsider)...and you have good stuff. so just BRING IT!!!

boofer, c'mon man...! you're a girls fan? dude! and what's up with the caps? it's okay...your turn will come about another 10 years or so. hey, how about that tony romo!!! it's okay. "to" didn't try to kill himself. bledsoe can still play. that defense IS "the best defense" madden had seen (in preseason). parcells is not going to leave you after the season just after signing an extension. roy williams is sooooooo great. he had nothing to do with last year's 14 points in 2 minutes. and nothing to do with them almost losing to the 49ers. and the eagles fans are going to throw the cowboys a rose parade on sunday. and the eagles players just love "to" for ruining their season last year and they didn't watch "to" get aligator arms agains they won't try to intimidate him. nope! not at all.

but you know i wish i could say i hate the cowboys or their i think shooo take your sorry caps there...and stay there!!! 'till you guys actually win anything!

Posted by: dealer | October 6, 2006 9:08 PM | Report abuse

dealer you must of missed that butt woooping i put on your sorry teams butt,i think its you who needs to put your foot back in your mouth take your own advice when you can woop the boys. until then your a female crybaby.portis got the same alligator arms must be contagious.

Posted by: roywilliams | October 6, 2006 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Say what you want... but some small part of me missed BOOFER. He really galvanized this blog... united us for the common cause. We are a family now because he allows us to hate him together. So as dealer and other new fans join up, know that we owe a lot to BOOFER, TexanFan, Jags and Lavar. They keep us from turning on eachother (art and bucktown?? keep the peace!)

Much love to my geeky internet family.

Stay classy Washington DC.

Posted by: Dorf | October 6, 2006 10:47 PM | Report abuse

Dorf, amen. It's just not the same around here without the Boofster. He's like that annoying relative that you don't particularly care for, but you are more than happy to be entertained by his idiocy at family gatherings. You captured that very well and I'm sure we all have someone like that.

Posted by: Ali Haji Shank | October 7, 2006 5:17 AM | Report abuse

Because the TJ Duckett thing still bothers me, here's an update:

Skins 2-2
Broncos 2-1 (bye last week)

TJ's Skins Stats: 1 GP, 5 Att, 24 yrds
Games Inactive: 2

We have 10 days to deal him before the NFL trading deadline hits on the 17th. If he's still on the roster after that then he's either going to be re-signed and extended by the Skins or he becomes a free agent at the end of the season.

Could we possibly have made a worse deal?

(and taking Desmond Howard or Heath Shuler don't count)

Posted by: Ali Haji Shank | October 7, 2006 5:26 AM | Report abuse

Much love to all of my Skins Insider family. You know I only argue because I care. Alas, to be the son of a lawyer... but I digress.

Ah BOOF... it's great to see that our mental midget is still alive and kicking. He brings me joy when he speaks (types?) because it helps me imagine a group of BOOFs at a sports bar wearing RoyRoy jerseys, watching a Dallas game. I usually picture a lot of yelling and walking into walls/falling down. My vision of their behavior closely resembles the seagulls in Finding Nemo.

"Mine! Mine! Roy! Tuna! Mine! Mine!"

Now it's Saturday and I must prepare for my secondary football allegiance. C'mon Wolverines... time to kick some Sparty tail!!

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | October 7, 2006 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Sound, stuffy and swollen wells up through the stadium, louder and louder, and then finally cresting to come crashing down about you, the bellowing of fat, drunken harpies resonating through your helmet, through your pads, rolling through your muscles and into your bones as you wait, wait as those hated eyes stare at you from the sidelines, from the stands, from the screens of televisions in their homes; those eyes that said you were done, said you were washed up, said you were used merchandise and no good to anyone anymore. But you know it isn't true, that you can play like you once did, like you once did for them.

The Creature inside your chest stirs, unfurling its wings, unsheathing its grime coated talons, its anger stoking your own, churning it into a molten burn as it awakens. It's the Creature that drives you, sends you plunging into their lines, shattering your opponents with skull splintering hits, knocking them to the ground; it is its rage that catapults you across the field until you crash amongst them again and again and again, breaking their bodies, and shattering their spirits.

But of late the Creature's wrath has been muffled by the pain in your leg, for too long it has been silent, waiting, waiting as you have to be unleashed. The leg will hold, it has to hold, and you test it, once, twice, three times just to be sure, the Creature rippling in anticipation, the long spines on its back quivering, and they are ready as you move closer, creeping up to cheat on the play you know in your heart they are going to run, but you'll be there to stop them, there to crush their frail bodies and hear the harpies cheer for you, all for you and you alone.

The ball is snapped, their front line a wave of muscle boiling forward, shifting in front of you as your own legs propel you towards them, the Creature howling in your ears, your arm slamming forward, flesh against flesh, bone against bone, and then you are past them, too strong to be stopped, too fast to be blocked, the gap widening, the Creature's wings spread wide as you swoop down towards the helpless one, that little tank with #26 emblazoned on his chest who surges forward, his legs churning under your shadow. You plunge yourself towards him, long arms outstretched to haul him down, pin him to the ground, a sacrificial victim, but then, he is gone, not where he was just a moment ago, he's turned, too fast, too quick, sprinted just out of your reach and you spin, your leg forced to turn back against itself, straining under you to take your weight, if you can only make it, just out of your reach, just a little bit more...just one fingertip away...

And then you feel it: the snap and the tear as the tendons rip themselves free from the bone, the ligaments next to follow, shredded like grated gristle, followed by the hot, stabbing fire that shrieks inside your leg, and the sickening wave of cold nausea that curdles your stomach. Your leg buckles under you like a dead limb, betraying you in your moment of need, sending you to the ground as #26 hurdles by your crumpled form, his body a speed-blurred mixture of burgundy and gold, the Creature mewling inside you in agony. The crowd's groans fill your ears like water as the foe races into the endzone, the final seconds ticking off the clock, your strength ebbing away as the adrenaline leaks from your muscles, the Creature gone now.

You roll onto your back and watch the clouds tinged with your own agony scud by overhead, and worried faces lean in at the edges of your vision, their questions muddled and far away. The grayness enfolding over your sight, the grayness that swallows you whole and pulls you underneath into its warm clutches, back down into the darkness where its soothing whispering eases the pain.

You awake cold, feverish, runnels of sweat flow down your body. It is night and the city that never sleeps hums and whirs beneath you, the vibration thrumming through your blood and bones, the tendrils of the dream still thudding in your chest. It was only a dream, just a dream.

The air is heavy and pregnant, rain spatters against the window and blue lightning crackles across the skyline. The electricity awakening the hairs on your arms and buzzing in your ear.

Go back to sleep my love. Sleep now, while you can. For a storm is coming, and at the front of it, number 26.

Posted by: Megskin | October 7, 2006 3:23 PM | Report abuse

twenty two hours and counting.

Posted by: Megskin | October 7, 2006 4:30 PM | Report abuse

And to anyone who actually thinks I wish a player would break their leg: go and smoke a big fat one.

I never ever want to see a player hurt, not even that Haynesworth guy, head stomper that he is.

Posted by: Megskin | October 7, 2006 4:33 PM | Report abuse

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