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Awards Time

The awards are back. Long live the awards:

1 TCCL - We've got to get the blog bios and FAQs up. I'm staying on top of it, I promise.

1 TCCL - Halloween. Was ours the only neighborhood with like no kids trick or treating? What happened, dude? Is everyone running scared of the Boogeyman?

2 TCCL - The Rivalry. Is it just me or was it more mundane around this blog this week than it was leading up to the first Dallas game? I know BOOFER got it going a bit, but I don't know. Seemed a little different.

4 TCCL - The Forgotten Ones. Never hear a peep out of Rocky, Campbell or Duckett despite their lack of PT. Handling their business with class.

5 TCCL - Meg. Quickly running away with the all-time TCCL achievement awards, her dissertation on the 46 Defense and Gregg Williams was hella thorough.

5 TCCL - Borat. Sure, none of us have seen it yet, but is there any doubt that this will be a crazy funny flick?

By Jason La Canfora  |  November 3, 2006; 8:00 AM ET
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Channeling Boofer


Posted by: Harvey Martin's Funeral Wreath | November 3, 2006 8:10 AM | Report abuse

Jason, Any word if Brunell is hurt or any chance he can't go this weekend? Also, be ready for the fans to be all over Brunell for the 1st skipped pass like a rock over a lake. What's your over/under on switch during this game due to fan reaction? I say by the 2nd qtr.

By the way I have a new man law every ladybug now will be referred to as a bugga bugga.

Posted by: calebt17 | November 3, 2006 8:13 AM | Report abuse

I went trick or treating. And by "trick or treating", I mean "bar hopping".

During my trick or treating endeavors, I also came up with the all-time greatest chiasmus. It involved the words "bag snatching" and can't be printed in a family newspaper. Ted Sorenson, eat your heart out.

Posted by: P Diddy | November 3, 2006 8:15 AM | Report abuse

BTW Jason, there's a new indie documentary in lnmited release, "American Hardcore":

Bad Brains, Black Flag, NOTA, MDC, Circle Jerks, TSOL, etc. No Dead Kennedys, though.

Gonna have to check it out if I can pry myself away from football and Borat.

Posted by: Harvey Martin's Funeral Wreath | November 3, 2006 8:23 AM | Report abuse

I sort of like the fact Moss probably won't play this weekend.

It means they'll have to look to Cooley and the new receivers more, and they'll have to stick with the running game as well.

Both are things they have to establish more.

And then whenever Moss returns, he and his raw playmaking ability will just be icing on the cake.

Posted by: Cliff Huxtable | November 3, 2006 8:27 AM | Report abuse

This Halloween, I decided to give back to my community. I live in a huge coop in Brooklyn (multiple buildings, 1000+ apartments), and have always felt bad for NYC kids who don't have a traditional "neighborhood" in which to trick-or-treat. So I signed up on the list as a candy supplier, rented a scary movie, cooked dinner and had a date night with my lady. I had a HUGE bowl of candy ready for all the ghosts, witches and bugga buggas to ravage.

I now have a HUGE bowl of candy, minus like ten things. Are you kidding me!?! I had two groups, each with a parent and two or three kids, stop by my apartment to trick-or-treat throughout the night. Here I am, sitting at home like a sucker, thinking I'm helping these kids out. Now all I have is a bad story to tell and the potential for no less than twelve cavities sitting in my apartment.

Well, I got my revenge. My night was complete when the second group came by and I made ten year old Darth Vader fight the epic battle of evil vs... uh... evil, against ten year old Storm Trooper (did this kid even watch Star Wars!?! Storm Troopers don't carry light sabers... duh!).

For a good 60 seconds there was an epic battle down my hallway, culminating in ten year old Darth Vader stabbing ten year old Storm Trooper in the neck with his collapsible light saber. EVIL TRIUMPHS OVER EVIL AGAIN!

Let me just tell you it was a sad overall event, deserving of 1 TCCL. Oh, and the movie was awful too... how does Eddie Furlong still get employed in anything other than soft porn or Washed Up Celebrity Boxing IV.

Last time I look out for the kids.

"And score one for da kids... for da... score one for..."

Anyone who doesn't get this one should watch the clip below for a hint:

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | November 3, 2006 8:49 AM | Report abuse

Huxtable, I agree.

With Moss out Dallas will start getting lazy and not play as much Cover-2 so they can stack the box and get tighter coverage on Cooley. Hopefully BLloyd and Patten (they are supposed to be fast right?) can get past the secondary... Let's just Brunell can get past 15 yards in the air

Posted by: Gibby | November 3, 2006 9:01 AM | Report abuse

The news I gave you earlier in the week is starting to break: Jason Campbell will start Sunday.

Posted by: Anonymous Source | November 3, 2006 9:06 AM | Report abuse

Campbell will start, junkies radio rumour

Posted by: Fairfax | November 3, 2006 9:18 AM | Report abuse

An ESPN analyst at Redskins Park has hooked the Junkies with this tidbit - Jason Campbell is a virtual lock to start sunday.

Posted by: Could it be? | November 3, 2006 9:19 AM | Report abuse

Lets, hope J. Cambell starts. Because OffTheMark BruNoodleArm probably won't be able to get the snap count off over the boo's.

Posted by: isagod | November 3, 2006 9:21 AM | Report abuse

Don't play with my heart . . . JC starting is just a cruel trick right? It doesn't matter bring on Dallas!

jm220 - was reading second half of yesterdays posts during a meeting so may have missed someone else saying this but it appears that if you're an actor on Lost with a DUI you are eliminated, game over, you're off the island. Show still gets me excited.

Go Skins beat Dallas!

Posted by: sfskin | November 3, 2006 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Where is megskin's dissertation on the 46 and Wiliams? I missed it somehow...

Posted by: WrongDog | November 3, 2006 9:31 AM | Report abuse

1 TCCL: Bye weeks. I hate sundays without my team playing. It's like someone handing out candy and not giving you a peice. It's made us all on here a little cranky.

1 TCCL: Moss' Injury. If Moss doesn't play this could have major repurcusions. After all Brunell's second favorite target is the sideline. Get ready for alot of Flashdance and throwaways.

1 TCCL: The prospect of no JM220 next week. If so we'll miss ya "bra"

2 TCCL: The cowboy fan blog invasion. It would be a 1 but it was kinda fun having them around for a week. It's like having that guy around from HS that was annoying but fun to pick on. Time for you all to go now though. Except for Boofer, he may be an idiot, but he's our idiot.

2 TCCL: Dallas' rom-mance with Romo. Don't fret Skinsnation, remember Gus Frerotte made the pro bowl..

4 TCCL: Pub Golf. Funny and self depricating. A good a addition to the blog. Remember to always wear your Honey-baked ham cologne if you wanna pick up the women.

4 TCCL: Springs starting. Carlos on their #2 reciever and Vincent in on pass plays. It leads me to have a little...

5 TCCL: Faith.
"The way to see by Faith is to shut the eye of Reason"

Let's forget about the problems and the negativity and have faith. 2 days, Redskins-Dallas. One of life's little pleasures.

Posted by: Skinz | November 3, 2006 9:35 AM | Report abuse

Well my boss pulled me to the side this morning about my production. (wondering if he knows I am on this blog half of my work day) So, I will not be posting/reading as much as before during the day. 1TCCL for me saying hell with my boss and jumping on the blog anyways. Go Skins and don't go hiding on Monday Boofer.

Posted by: jm220 | November 3, 2006 9:41 AM | Report abuse

I like this crazy game you have, but why you call it FOOTball? You don't use da feet! And what is that strange object players throw around? That is not a BALL!

But interesting game...and violent!
Is like replay of history...cohboys against indians, yes? I thought cohboys always win though, no? Cheat by making indians drink weesky first.

And those LADIES you have on the field? What you call them, cheerleader? Let me tell you, they bring me MUCH cheer, yes! I love their golden white and brown orbs cupped in their lovely fruit bowls. They would make most EXCELLENT prosecutes in my country.

Please go see my movie. Thank you.

- Borat

Posted by: Channeling Borat | November 3, 2006 9:41 AM | Report abuse

I need a hug from someone. Also, i need some advice, which goes better with a blue dress, blue shoes or black?

Posted by: P Diddy | November 3, 2006 9:50 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: BOOFER | November 3, 2006 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Harvey already said that if Dallas wins 10 games then they are his team. If not then he's a Colts fan.

Isn't that just assumed if you are a Dallas fan?

Posted by: Anonymous | November 3, 2006 10:00 AM | Report abuse

Speaking of jerseys, you can impress my telling me Harvey's number without looking it up.

5 TCCLs: Carlos covering our 2nd receiver. It spells monster day for Glenn. But what I'm really expecting is Whitten wide with a slot receiver. If the CB stays on Whitten, Romo has his pick of Whitten's size over the CB or the WR matched on the safety, hopefully Archuletta.

Posted by: Harvey Martin's Funeral Wreath | November 3, 2006 10:03 AM | Report abuse

Good one on Whitten I mean it'd have to be a safety or corn....oh no you forgot about LB's.

You can impress me by telling me that you didn't forget we had LB's.

Posted by: Skinz | November 3, 2006 10:11 AM | Report abuse

Actually, I'll be in attendance at the Cowboys/Colts game. But unlike Redskin fans, I won't be selling my tickets just because my Cowboys aren't favored.

Posted by: Harvey Martin's Funeral Wreath | November 3, 2006 10:13 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: Clueless | November 3, 2006 10:13 AM | Report abuse

5 TCCLs for Sean Taylor knocking out all of Owens teeth and sending that chooch home to cry to his publicist.

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | November 3, 2006 10:14 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, most teams trot a LB three yards from the sideline for coverage.

Actually, go ahead and do that. 80 yard TD to the TE works for me.

Posted by: Harvey Martin's Funeral Wreath | November 3, 2006 10:14 AM | Report abuse

Portis is going to run all over these Cowpies. Redskin pride (and Romo coming back to earth) is going to carry this team to a shocking blowout win: 35-10.

Book it.

Posted by: CMoney | November 3, 2006 10:19 AM | Report abuse

So Jm220, if (please God yes!) the Skins manage to pull out a miracle victory, does this mean Boofer will go away? What's the other side of the bet?

Posted by: Lisa | November 3, 2006 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Milwaukee, WI

Nov 3 Today
Sunny. High 39F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Nov 3 Tonight
Partly cloudy this evening with more clouds for overnight. Low 28F. Winds light and variable.
Nov 4 Tomorrow
Cloudy skies early. A few showers developing later in the day. High near 45F. Winds S at 5 to 10

Posted by: loco mullin | November 3, 2006 10:24 AM | Report abuse

On the slot receiver. You see, I gave you too much credit. It's not your fault it's mine. I should have known better.

Posted by: Skinz | November 3, 2006 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Holy crap, you're actually suggesting covering Owens or Glenn with a LB? I love the idea. Please do. If you're suggesting LB under/safety deep help, that guarantees the ball to Whitten as he'll be single covered. Maybe not guarantee, since the RB could flat to the same side and there's no one assigned to cover him under your scheme.

Posted by: Harvey Martin's Funeral Wreath | November 3, 2006 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Any more word on the JC starting rumor? If it were true I wouldn't ask Santa Claus for anything else this year.

Posted by: Raub | November 3, 2006 10:36 AM | Report abuse


Holy Crap!!! It's called zone coverage.
They slide LB's on slot recievers all the time. Also, since you claim to know so much about Whitten and his exploits learn to spell his name correctly. It would help in your credibility.

Witten, is good but hardly unique in size and speed. Get over yourself. You're far too smug and sophomoric for your own good. They really do make everthing bigger in Texas.....

Posted by: Skinz | November 3, 2006 10:42 AM | Report abuse

I'd say my neighborhood was dead, but I saw plenty of families walk right past my house. Must be the drunken parties, and the beer can littered lawn every monday.

In a drunken haze I kicked over our candy bowl last night (My roommates left it in the Foyer) and realized why nobody came by. We had 1 butterfinger and about 50 chocolate laffy taffy - wtf. Guess I should have been more accountable at the store.

I hope Campbell starts. I'm not expecting a savior, but a spark would be nice. I'd also like to see a lof ot B. Lloyd (I thought he was the sleeper new guy), Cooley, and Patten. Moss is awesome, but we need to utilize everyone and start picking up a D thats carried us for the last few seasons.


Posted by: bbtp89854726 | November 3, 2006 10:49 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: BOOFER | November 3, 2006 10:49 AM | Report abuse

i dont think there's any truth to the JC starting on sunday rumor....sportstalk 980 had their beat reporter on just now...he's still on...hasn't mentioned anything..and i'd imagine that woulda been the first thing he would have said.

Posted by: k-man | November 3, 2006 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Harvey Martin-
Dude, I may have to change my name to HarveyMartin'sFuneralWreathSuX! Witten ain't gonna be catching any balls b/c Romo is going to be battered and bruised on his back. We got Grif and Salavea back and Carter will have his bust out game on Sunday. Whammy!

It's time to get some serious smack talk goin' people. Throw the records out! It's Dallas week beeeeatch!

Posted by: BooferSux | November 3, 2006 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Looking over my shoulder to see where my boss is. lol

Lisa, the other side of the bet is Boofer have to show up everyday. Remember the last time he talked smack he went AWOL for 3-4 days.

Posted by: jm220 | November 3, 2006 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Typo smack! Board cred! I'll take "Things That Worry Me Not At All" for $1000, Alex.

Anyway, listen for this on Sunday:
"As you can see, Witten is split wide left with Glenn in the slot. Witten has 50 pounds on Rogers and uses to his size to pull the ball away from Rogers, who missed the tackle and then fell down. Archuleta came up to cover Glenn, who found a spot behind the LB in the soft zone coverage. Even on his best day, Adam has never been fast enough to chase the play down from behind. Taylor got tunnel vision covering Fasano on the right -- that's where the facemask penalty came from, it'll be enforced on the kickoff -- and Springs is down on the 40 holding his hamstring. That's not good. Anyway, 80 yards TD Cowboys, and it's 28-3 with 5:38 left in the 2nd."

Posted by: Harvey Martin's Funeral Wreath | November 3, 2006 11:06 AM | Report abuse

K-man, it's a secret. It wouldn't be a secret if everyone knew about it.

Posted by: WrongDog | November 3, 2006 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Harv, you think Glenn is gonna have a big day do ya? But i thought TO was Romo's boy? He wouldn't want to get on his bad side this fast, would he? And we all know what TO's kryptonite is: Shawn Springs. I guess Jones forgot Springs was drafted specifically to shut down TO when he signed him. Oh wait, I forgot the 'girls drafted TO....isn't that the same draft they got Bledsoe?

Posted by: WrongDog | November 3, 2006 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Nice try. A typo is one thing you didn't know how to spell his name. Just admit it, you did it like 5 times.

The rest of your post is crap. The rantings of someone who just doesn't know what he's talking about.

If they are playing 2 deep then Witten gets rogers in the flat the ball has to be thrown on a rope. If he goes on a fly pattern then he has coverage help over the top from the safety.

If he goes across the middle he gets a LB or the Reaper. Of course if he and TO are on speaking terms then I'm sure ol' 9 fingers told him not to go across the middle anyway.

Either way you don't have your TE to block on 1 side and Washington on the blitz from the strong side has romo down because Witten for all his athletism isn't near as fast as a WR.

See two can play the imaginary game. Up here where our family tree has branches we stop playing that at 9 but thanks for the trip down memory lane.

Posted by: Skinz | November 3, 2006 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Oh P.S.

Suck it Trebeck!!!

Posted by: Skinz | November 3, 2006 11:28 AM | Report abuse

No, I'll be listening for this:

"Owens over the middle and... Oh! Sean Taylor just knocked his head off! His head came right off, that's gotta be disappointing to the big Cowgirl! You know, you hate to see something like this happen! With all the pills he's been taking, he probably doesn't have that much pain right now, but I think tomorrow he's really gonna feel that! Back to you!"

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | November 3, 2006 11:28 AM | Report abuse

""4 TCCL - The Forgotten Ones. Never hear a peep out of Rocky, Campbell or Duckett despite their lack of PT. Handling their business with class.""

That's because they know they will all get low-balled new contract offers by the Skins, let go to sign elsewhere, and prosper on other teams.

That's really the Skins MO now days. Our front office has no perception of talent evaluation what so ever. Free agency OR in the draft.

- Ray

Posted by: Ray | November 3, 2006 11:33 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: BOOFER | November 3, 2006 11:39 AM | Report abuse

OK,OK - I got my keyboard fixed. Actually, I got a new one and it is not the same color as all my other *stuff* including my PC. Everything else is tastefully black/charcoal in color and a new IT helpdesk guy brings me a white keyboard - wtf?

So I swim laps at the Y downtown and I've noticed several odd things about people...
The other weekend I see another young female getting ready for her swim while I was getting ready to leave. She's got a little string bikini on, so I'm thinking she's pulling a sauna or steam room day. But no..... I'm watching out of the corner of my eye while I dry my hair... she puts on a swim cap AND goggles. hrm.. I tried to validate this with, Okay, so she's taking a dip in the pool and doesn't want chlorine eating her hair, and the goggles, well, no one likes their eyes to burn. But REALLY, I can say I'm not an avid swimmer, but I do my fair share of 750-1000m each time, and if you do laps in the pool, why would you wear a string bikini??? The bathing suit that allows for minimal movement and shifting of body parts?!?!?? It's beyond me. I'm actually curious how she managed to pull off a front stroke.

Every w/e and the occasional after work session, I see a lady walk in like we're at fedex field on a Sunday. That's not the problem. The problem ISN'T even that she comes in with those RIDICulous stiletto flip flops (no, I don't like them... but that's only on me, just don't ever ask me if I like the pair you're wearing). The problem isn't her insanely put-together matching workout outfit. The problem is when she slips out of those stiletto flip flops and into FLAT flip flops, then treks up the stairs to the workout rooms. What?? Do I even need to point out what's so bizarre here?? One can only assume she doesn't a) run b) lift weights c) move her feet!?!??

My coworker. Don't get me wrong, I adore her because she reminds me of my mom. But I get a good laugh when I see her back at lunch at 1230, and she tells me she's already gone for a swim. She's not the endurance/speed type of person, more like the breaststroke lady that doesn't like to get her hair wet. It humors me that she probably raises her heart rate more from changing quickly than from the actual swimming. But I applaud her exercise.

And this, guys and dolls, is the best. The ladies that stand around doing everything else but getting dressed. I've had the privilege of running into several of these that use the HAIRDRYERS to dry their nether regions!!!! Gross!!! To know that the hairdryer that I used might have come within a couple millimeters, or hlel, probably touched that impenetrable forest of your pubes, is really disturbing. Don't you own a TOWEL??!? And the fact that you just came out of the shower doesn't really help, because from the looks of it, you don't even venture there to wash it yourself. Really, are you trying to hide some garden nomes in there?? Please, please don't taint the rest of the hairdryers. For my sanity.

On a side note, will someone turn down/off the A/C in this office please?!? It's freezing inside and outside.

Posted by: SallieMae | November 3, 2006 11:45 AM | Report abuse

I predict that offensive special consultant Ray Brown will make the difference this week.

Seriously look 7 meaningless blog threads back and see that I predicted a Snyder favorite "special consultant".

Posted by: HeadCoachClowns | November 3, 2006 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Radio has JC starting...probably the same rumor that leaked to the Junkies this morning, but it's friggin everywhere right now.

Hopefully Brunell is out like a fat kid in dodgeball.


Posted by: Pub Golf | November 3, 2006 11:58 AM | Report abuse

"The pump fake to Witten, running the fly on the outside was just enough to draw Archuleta to his right. That left Glenn, running the deep post wide open in the middle of the field. Taylor got tunnel vision covering Fasano on the right -- that's where the facemask penalty came from, it'll be enforced on the kickoff -- and Springs is down on the 40 holding his hamstring. That's not good. Anyway, 80 yards TD Cowboys, and it's 28-3 with 5:38 left in the 2nd."

Posted by: Harvey Martin's Funeral Wreath | November 3, 2006 11:59 AM | Report abuse

My coworker. Don't get me wrong, I adore her because she reminds me of my mom.

So how do you know that it's your boss and not your coworker that's always stinking up the joint?

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | November 3, 2006 11:59 AM | Report abuse

LOOK, CAPS LOCK RULES!! hardy har har

No. 17 starting this week?! Please don't toy with my emotions.

Posted by: booferdoessuck | November 3, 2006 12:02 PM | Report abuse

5 TCCL for Joe in Raleigh. His wit and humor are fabulous. I've followed ... Joe ... I've been following your comments. Many are on the brink of brilliance ... which reminds of something I gotta get off my chest. I'll post it separately.

Posted by: SallieMae | November 3, 2006 12:06 PM | Report abuse

ESPN website is reporting that the Cowboys-Redskins is much of a big deal any more :rolleyes:

Though I did learn something new with this:
"On Sunday, the Cowboys meet the Redskins for the 94th time in their 47-year history. Dallas holds a commanding 55-36-2 edge in the series...."

Posted by: Harvey Martin's Funeral Wreath | November 3, 2006 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Toledo, OH

Nov 3 Today
Partly cloudy. A few flurries are possible. High 43F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
Nov 3 Tonight
Cloudy intervals. Cold. Low near 25F. Winds light and variable.
Nov 4 Tomorrow
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 49F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Nov 4 Tomorrow night
Cloudy. Low 34F. Winds light and variable.

Posted by: loco mullin | November 3, 2006 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Redskins lead 2-0 in postseason

Posted by: Skin Patrol | November 3, 2006 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Did I just read an AP release about the defense getting 20 minute homework assignments to self-evaluate their performances???? Jason, what was the locker room reaction to homework? Did they welcome it or like my middleschoolers, groan with noises similar to bathroom stall noises?

HW assignments? Jerry Bruckheimer would have them doing UP DOWNS til they puked. Bring back the UP DOWNS. Quit the cute, ATTACK YOU IDIOT.

Posted by: Dorf | November 3, 2006 12:11 PM | Report abuse

All I am looking forward to is Terrellingus growing alligator arms again when the Reaper comes calling. Don't think he'll remember that last game? GR will be in his head all day. Hear those footsteps? Your time has come.....

Posted by: Pulldownclaw | November 3, 2006 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Boofer I will not talk smack to every again about all caps in your e mail. The names of some of the schools in Texas explain it all. ( I review applications from schools and libraries throughout the country for e rate funds) Terrell Adolescent School (explains why you guys picked up T.O.) , Dallas Can Academy Charter School (are you kidding me) Mission Junior High, and lots of Juvenile Detention Centers. (which I would guess you came from)

Posted by: jm220 | November 3, 2006 12:14 PM | Report abuse

I have a great one for you guys. Go to, it is hilarious.

Posted by: Anonymous | November 3, 2006 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Thanks SallieMae, but if I had any wit about me, I'd stop reloading this page and actually get some work done.

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | November 3, 2006 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Cowboys blogs are already talking about the Colts game. The Foreskins are a mere afterthought, an assumed W. Yes, please start Jason Campbell, I haven't heard a good Brunell chant in ages.

Posted by: SMACK | November 3, 2006 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Touchstone Academy. Is that were you went Boofer? Who in God's green earth came up with some of these names?

Posted by: jm220 | November 3, 2006 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Terrell and Mission are actually the names of towns. Dallas Can is a local educational charity for at-risk kids. Do you spit on people in wheelchairs for fun too? ;)

Posted by: Harvey Martin's Funeral Wreath | November 3, 2006 12:27 PM | Report abuse

So I'm sitting in my desk minding my own business scrolling thru the posts on Redskin Insider when I feel a tap on my shoulder. I turned my head to see who was bothering me, and there stood the owner of the company. I knew this ancient 70 something year old man was the "Big Boss" because I saw his picture hanging on the wall in the lobby. He asked my name and what my position with the company was. After I told him, he pointed to my monitor and said "what's that." I said it was Redskin Insider and it's very popular with people who work in office environments - just ask jm220 and Joe in Raleigh. He launched into this long blah-blah story about when he got out of high school he had to go and fight a war in a some other country and when he came back how he started up the business...blah-blah-blah. It went on and on about how he spent twenty years working 18 hour days, seven days a week to build this company into what it is. As I'm listening to all this junk, all I can think is "dude, you must have missed a lot of parties." Well, at some point (I don't know when) he stopped talking and asked why I wasn't doing my work. I told him I already did some work, but needed to see what all the other office workers out there were ranting about. I explained to him that there are tons of responsible people sharing their collective wealth of worldly knowledge on Redskin Insider and the internet, in general. I saw a puzzled look on his face, so I began to tell him about all the valuable things I've learned sitting at my work station. You want to know about the Redskins, living in the city, or the suburbs, it's all right here. You need info on relationships, hook ups, sex or love, its right there too. I told him that I now know about music, clubs, jobs, baseball, condos, SUV drivers, neighbors, fat and skinny people, cheating partners, marriage and divorce, anal sex, parking tickets, Megskin's Cave, TCCLs and much, much more. Everything one needs to know about life is right there on the internet. I told him there are people who actually get up in the morning and drag themselves to work just to make sure all this information works. His eyes squinted and he asked me if I, or any of these people who should be working, have ever heard of something called "work ethic." I looked up at him and said "dude, I went to college and I know one's race has nothing to do with work." Well, the boss reached over and grabbed my ear and twisted it. It hurt so bad, I started to cry. Twisting my ear, he raised me up out of my chair and paraded me past all my co-workers straight into the conference room. Inside the conference room he released his Vulcan death grip on my ear and pointed to a big blackboard. He handed me a piece of chalk and made me write "I have no work ethic" one thousand times. Now I ask you, is that any way for a father to treat his duaghter?

Posted by: SallieMae | November 3, 2006 12:31 PM | Report abuse

You're so getting fired jm220. This might help:

come back to the beltway, it ain't right to be in new jersey

Posted by: Dorf | November 3, 2006 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Personally I do not believe the rumour that Campbell is starting....just not like Gibbs to do that. Maybe they are putting that out there to try and confuse Dallas but that does not sound Gibbs-like either.

Posted by: Lisa | November 3, 2006 12:34 PM | Report abuse

I went by FedEx earlier today. It look like they were setting up the stage where Terry, Howie, and Jimmy usually sit when they are 'on location'.

JLaC - I saw you there on TV earlier - maybe you can confirm.....

Posted by: 4th Floor | November 3, 2006 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Martin's Funeral Wreath

Do you spit on people in wheelchairs for fun too? ;)

That would be a no. I have no idea what the schools are until I contact them. And just a FYI for you. Before I took this job I work for a company for the deaf in Silver Spring. (SLA you can look it up) Every job I have held had something to do with helping others.

Posted by: jm220 | November 3, 2006 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Joe, do not thank Sallie Mae. She just counts on you reading her irrevalent banter, because nobody else does or cares. Clearly, somebody needs a little attention. Trying upping the Paxil and alternating the Zanax and Prozac every other day honey. Psycho hose beast.

Posted by: Kevin K | November 3, 2006 1:00 PM | Report abuse

One of my co-workers heard on the radio this morning that sources are reporting there is a good chance we could see Jason Campbell tomorrow... not just playing time but possibly starting.

When do teams report their QB order for Sunday's games? If we see he's number 2 and not 3, then...

Posted by: Mike D | November 3, 2006 1:10 PM | Report abuse

JM, back to work do-gooder. I help others, too. Sunday I'm going to help the Skins beat the evil Cowboys by screaming at the TV. Attack you idiot!

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | November 3, 2006 1:12 PM | Report abuse

There once was a man named Taylor
Who hit like a tractor traylor
He loomed the sideline
'and broke TO's Spine
Now our adversaries are considerably paler

DC fans love their boy Two - Six
He runs the ball to the stix
When the D stacks the line
The Skins goes equine
and let their horse in the mix

Posted by: bbtp89854726 | November 3, 2006 1:32 PM | Report abuse

DC fans love their boy Two - Six
He runs the ball to the stix
When the D stacks the line
The Skins go equine
and let their horse in the mix

Posted by: Anonymous | November 3, 2006 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Geez, touchy touchy.


FWIW, Mission is a border town waaaaaaaaay at the southern end of the state, near Brownville. Terrell is a small (farm?) town abuot 30 or 40 miles east of Dallas. Dallas Can always runs the "write off the car, not the kid" campaign where you get a tax break for donating your old car to them.

Posted by: Harvey Martin's Funeral Wreath | November 3, 2006 1:34 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: BOOFER | November 3, 2006 1:43 PM | Report abuse

negative infinity TCCL: Sallie Mae

Sallie Mae: I would rather braid BOOFER's butt-beard than have to scroll past another of your brutally annoying, self-centered, pseudo-intellectual, post-ironic, stream of consciousness blitherfests which are clearly part of some kind of pathetic self-promotion that will inevitably lead to you telling us to read more on such and such blog once you decide that people sufficiently adore you. Go away.

Posted by: Lavar Walt Clark | November 3, 2006 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Lavar--brilliant my man! Top notch analysis.

Posted by: Kevin K | November 3, 2006 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Lavar, brilliant analysis. f u Sallie.

Posted by: Kevin K | November 3, 2006 1:51 PM | Report abuse


Harvey Martin's Funeral Wreath is not the team. It was this crazy application that I just had to complete. There is about 100 questions I have to ask her. Damn Texas. lol
The only way I am going to lose it is watching Brunell another week. lol All is good dawg. I will try to sneak back on before I role out of here for the weekend.

Posted by: Anonymous | November 3, 2006 1:53 PM | Report abuse

I just get back to lunch with enough time to post a rave before my next client meeting (a murder suspect - no doubt).

Dude on the corner, serious rave to you. You were, by far, the drunkest person I have ever seen at 1:30 pm. My attention was first drawn to you when I was at a red light and you knocked your head really hard against the bus stop pole. That must have hurt, or actually will hurt a lot when you sober up, but at the time you didn't even seem to notice it. That made me curious, because I was just watching and it made my head hurt.

So it was a long light, and I got to watch you for a while. You were lit. You were stumbling badly and you could barely stay standing. I was wondering why a normal looking mid twenties guy was so hammered a little after noon. Were you still drunk from the night before? I couldn't take my eyes off you. I kept waiting to watch you fall. I wish I'd had some people in the car with me, we could've started a betting pool on how many minutes you would remain upright, it wasn't a matter of if, but a matter of when.

In fact, I ended up making bets with the other people who live inside my head. I had you for 45 seconds. The Evil Genius had you for five minutes. No way, I told him. Evil Genius said he knew better than me, as drunkenness was his domain. The Girl-I-Wish-I-Was-Not-The-Girl-I-Am gave you a minute and a half, which seemed reasonable to me, but then Girl-I-Wish-I-Was-Not-The-Girl-I-Am usually is reasonable. The Voice, who I've come to regard as either God or an alien (no practical difference in the two) said "The Time Shall Be Three Minutes, And Three Minutes Shall It Be." The Voice always speaks each word with a capital letter. It's very dramatic. (Yes, KevinK (are you baldheaded?) - more prozac please. I wonder if taking it with my daily lude chased with bourbon will help my headache).

Then there was a rare appearance from the Alpha-She-male that hides deep within me, well actually in some women she's right there on the surface, but not me, I only hear a whisper from her every three or four years. It's been a while, the last time I can remember her saying anything was when Brad Pitt married Jennifer Anniston. Boy, Alpha-She-Male and I had a long talk that night. But Alpha-She-male is often mean to men, she's gotten the idea from the rest of us that she's not allowed to think of men in a certain way. She also wants to dominate everything. That makes her angry with men in general for giving her feelings she's not supposed to have (except with the Brad Pitts, Jason La Confora and George Clooney's of the world, because really, there's no defense against that sort of thing). So she only gave you 15 seconds. Can you believe that?!?

As the light turned green and I knew I had to settle this bet, I pulled into one of the many used car lots across the street and pretended to look at a car while watching your amazing performance.

I say amazing, because it was. You had a cup of Starbucks in your hand in what I assume was a vain attempt at sobering yourself up. What a Herculean task for one cup of coffee to undertake. Every time you took a drink of that coffee, you staggered back a step or two, and then stumbled forward attempting to regain your balance. It looked for sure like either I, or Girl-I-Wish-I-Was-Not-The-Girl-I-Am would win. An outside chance for The Voice, but no way was Evil Genius going to win.

One minute goes by and I'm out, but I had a very close call at 40 seconds when you stumbled backwards from a drink of coffee, you stepped off the sidewalk onto that juniper bush, but somehow righted yourself with the aid of the bus stop pole you had clonked your head on earlier. A few more sips, and a few more stumbles, and two minutes have elapsed. It's up to The Voice to beat Evil Genius.

At two minutes forty-five seconds, it looks like a sure thing. Three people are coming up the sidewalk. Granted if you weren't so hammered, there would be no problem with people passing by on the sidewalk. But since you are using the entire sidewalk in an unpredictable pattern, this looked like a calamity. Especially when you timed a drink of coffee to coincide your maximum stumbling with their attempt at walking past you. Sure enough, you bumped into one and rebounded back to the juniper area and you were going down for sure.

But husky guy caught your arm and steadied you. "Curses On You Husky Guy, May You be Damned For All Eternity!" said The Voice. The Voice isn't very charitable or understanding.

Then it happens. At four minutes fifty-two seconds on the official timekeepers clock. It was finally the coffee that did you in. Looked like you were trying to get the last drop out of the cup, and you tilted your head back too far, stumbled backwards, and fell on your ass in the juniper area.

So rant about you drunk guy, I had to listen to Evil Genius gloat about how he's always right, and nothing exists without him telling me it's there.

Posted by: SallieMae | November 3, 2006 1:53 PM | Report abuse

SallieMae are you retired or unemployed?

Posted by: Max | November 3, 2006 2:03 PM | Report abuse

You've got issues. may i suggest the already mentioned website:

Posted by: Da Treuf | November 3, 2006 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Max - I am an attorney and bill my time. Wait until my accountant bills this blog for all the time I spend here.

Posted by: SallieMae | November 3, 2006 2:09 PM | Report abuse

No, I change my mind. I'll be a detective today for DC's finest.

Posted by: SallieMae | November 3, 2006 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Da Treuf
Women need physical affection. I, as a kind of wacko woman, need lots of physical affection. Yes, yes, the cats are very sweet, but what I really need is to get that kind of loving contact from you. You know the kind I'm talking about? Like the great big bear hugs I used to get from you every day when you get home from work. You give the best damn hugs I've ever had. They're addictive. I had to take out my nipple piercings because they kept getting hug-squished, but it was totally worth it. That's how good the hugs are.

Posted by: SallieMae | November 3, 2006 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Da Treuf - Be silly. We don't always have to be so damned serious when we're together. I want my blog boyfriend to be someone who makes me laugh and shares my sense of humor. For instance, if we were getting ready to leave the house one morning and I casually said to you, "Lapplander Zog?" and you happily replied, "sapsucker frog!", to which I responded with a teasing, "Suuuusan?" and we both giggled for 10 minutes (OH, OK - maybe 3) and agreed that yes, four yaks and a dog. That would be fantastic. And if you were the one who introduced me to the Tick and that joke, that would be even better. Sweet.

Posted by: SallyMae | November 3, 2006 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Knoxville, TN

Nov 3 Today
Sunny. High 54F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Nov 3 Tonight
Mainly clear skies. Cold. Low 31F. Winds light and variable.
Nov 4 Tomorrow
Mainly sunny. High 59F. Winds light and variable.
Nov 4 Tomorrow night
Partly cloudy skies. Low 38F. Winds light and variable.

Posted by: loco mullin | November 3, 2006 2:27 PM | Report abuse

THAT Saliema lady is WHACK

Posted by: Anonymous | November 3, 2006 2:37 PM | Report abuse

You must really be lonely. I feel bad for you. Don't worry, there is someone out there for everyone. As interesting and funny as you are I'm sure he'll be large and hairy. But as the saying goes. "If your gonna be a bear be a grizzly"

Posted by: Da Treuf | November 3, 2006 2:38 PM | Report abuse

I got a great idea. I'm gonna start my new fan club.

If interested in the SallieMae fanclub, please write and I'll send you instructions on how to send your $donation for the startup kit.

Posted by: SallieMae | November 3, 2006 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Is SallyMae just cut and pasting other people's crap off myspace or what?

Posted by: Harvey Martin's Funeral Wreath | November 3, 2006 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Harvey Martin's Funeral Wreath

Nec Aspera Terrent

Posted by: SallieMae | November 3, 2006 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Here's what I don't get, everyone hates on SallieMae who is a Redskins fan, and no one even mentions the fool who's giving us weather reports for freaking Knoxville. Are you kidding me?!

Weatherman, this isn't the Weatherman Insider blog. If you're going to provide weather reports, then I'd prefer them for the Raleigh-Durham area.

SallieMae, a friend of the Redskins is a friend of mine. This is my rule. The rule unfortunately also extends to Tom Cruise.

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | November 3, 2006 2:50 PM | Report abuse

re: Halloween

Every year, stores stock more Halloween candy than the previous year. Halloween candy also appears on the shelves earlier than ever as well, generally as soon as "Back to School" wraps up in September.

My theory is that by the time Halloween actually arrives, most kids are sick of eating the stuff and the thought of roaming the streets to get more candy comes in a distant third to:

1) Doing homework; and

2) Posting ridiculous comments to this blog.

In fact, trying to find kids trick-or-treating on Halloween has become as difficult as trying to find people at work on Friday afternoon in D.C. (I know, they are really tired and must rest after blogging so ambitiously on Friday morning. Life IS tough, after all.)

Translating that concept to the Redskins, it seems that more than a few players are also taking off early on their last day of the week. Unfortunately, the last real day of their week just happens to be on Sunday. So fellow bloggers, just remember when part of the team takes "off" on Sunday afternoon (instead of working hard as they are well-paid to do), they are just following the wonderful example demonstrated here in JLC's dreamscape.

At 2-5 and with Dallas coming in this weekend, it is increasingly difficult to get excited about the Redskins in 2006. Does anyone really expect that the 'Skins will beat Dallas and then reel off eight more wins to finish at 11-5? Based on what we have seen so far, it seems quite unlikely.

Perhaps one of these nights, Coach Gibbs will stop having nightmares about the early years of Humphries and Rypien, and just close his eyes and send Jason Campbell into the game.

And perhaps one of these years, Danny Boy will just close his checkbook during the free agency free-for-all and insist that the team be built primarily through the draft.

Well, fans can dream, can't they?

Is it too soon to start thinking about the off-season: who should be drafted, and which players should be cut/demoted/retired?

Let's start with the cut/retirement list:

1) Mark Brunell - It's been a nice run, Mark, but the time has come for you to run into retirement, since you can't run away from defenses anymore.

2) Adam Archuleta - all hype, no substance. He was a bad signing to begin with. Time for him to catch on with Arizona or somewhere else far away.

3) Everyone who has missed more than three games with injuries and is older than 28, with the exception of Springs (who should be put on IR so he can rest and recover properly now so he will be ready for next year).

Please feel free to disagree or add your own candidates for the retirement/cut list. I'm sure all of you have your own favorites.

Other random thoughts:

Will Larry Coker of Miami be available to join the Redskins coaching staff next year?

Will HaikuMan be named Redskins Poet Laureate at the Skins' awards banquet this year?

Will JLC ever be promoted to NFL Insider?

Will Boise State get into a BCS Bowl game this year?

Will Boofer (or whatever his name is) ever get a clue? (Okay, probably not, but one can hope.)

Thanks for your attention and patience.

Your Correspondent in the very rainy Pacific NW.

Posted by: AlderPlank | November 3, 2006 2:51 PM | Report abuse

5 TCCL for Joe in Raleigh

Posted by: SallieMae | November 3, 2006 2:54 PM | Report abuse


Ummm, I don't get it. Your point is she's not annoying because she's a Redskins fan?

Or it's not in poor taste to post about your Mom's Farts on a Redskins blog because someone posts weather reports?

Furthermore you may want to look at Sallie's posts and weather boys posts and see if there is a pattern. As in they post around the same time and started posting on the same day.

Posted by: Da Truef | November 3, 2006 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Oh, like farts aren't funny to you.

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | November 3, 2006 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Looking into my crystal ball ... I think Gibbs is concerned that players aren't listening to him, I think he's concerned about whether they're tuning out other coaches as well. The lack of success always makes it more difficult for someone to build credibility, especially with players who were in grade school and didn't follow the NFL way back when he earned his HOF credentials.

THERE! Darn it. Back to my writings ...

Posted by: SallieMae | November 3, 2006 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Da Truef - better yet, check IP addresses. Oh?, don't know what that means sweetie?

You will not be my roommate *Pfffft*

Posted by: SallieMae | November 3, 2006 3:18 PM | Report abuse


JLaC said, ... he is the rare quarterback to be drafted in the first round yet never takes a regular season snap, while other young passers are playing regularly around the league.

I'll bet my nickers he plays Sunday - 4th quarter. Any takers?

Posted by: SallieMae | November 3, 2006 3:27 PM | Report abuse

If we're on the topic of the game this Sunday, here's a question: what were the big changes?

If I recall, after the Indy game, Gibbs said there would be big changes. Then he shot down the obvious follow-up question about Campbell. No, that's not the problem.

So what's the big change? I've heard nothing about changes to the offense or defense other than some substitutions because of injuries. Any guesses?

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | November 3, 2006 3:33 PM | Report abuse

bugga bugga's rock the house.
Brunell took the work with the first team once he came back from the rib thing, so the Campbell rumor would really surprise me but I've made some phone calls either way. Will let you know what I hear.

I saw where that American Hardcore was playing in Dc a few weeks back, couldn't make it. From what I hear HR is prety prominent in it. Wonder if they've got an JFA in there?

Skinz, go back to Lemar Marshall on Porter in the OAK gamelast year, and the TB game last year and pretty much every game this year with a LB ont he slot guy. That formation kills the Skins and Howard Bryant is taking an in depth look at it for Sunday's paper. Especially with the safeties suffering so much in coverage, that has been an awful match-up for Washington.

SallieMae, I'm down with your ramblings. Freedom of Speech y'all. I must admit I am often not quite sure of which you speak - stilletto flip flops? - but I am always entertaining if nothing else. A little scared at times ... perhaps. But that's not always a terrible bad thing.

I propose a blaw on SallieMae posting - Treat them like cable TV, and simply change the channel like when Laguna Beach comes on.
If you know you don't like what she's writing - and by now we can usuauly figure out a SalleMae posting by the first few sentences - then just skip it, scroll down and pick up the next comment.

Any thoughts?

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | November 3, 2006 4:36 PM | Report abuse

wtf is up with the triplexespnradio shows NOT mentioning the Campbell rumor AT ALL?? could a gag-order have come down from the top?

Posted by: #50 Ravin Caldwell fan | November 3, 2006 4:45 PM | Report abuse


Joe - you ask, so you shall receive.

Raleigh, NC

Nov 3 Tonight
Mostly clear. Cold. Low 31F. Winds light and variable.
Nov 4 Tomorrow
Plentiful sunshine. High 53F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Nov 4 Tomorrow night
A mostly clear sky. Cold. Low 31F. Winds light and variable.
Nov 5 Sunday
Sunshine. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the upper 30s.

Posted by: loco mullin | November 3, 2006 4:49 PM | Report abuse

I agree - Salliemae ROCKS. ALot of the ramblings get me laughing so hard I get out of breathe.

Posted by: X.Hog | November 3, 2006 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Thanks. I'll wear a jacket to the sports bar.

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | November 3, 2006 5:02 PM | Report abuse

NO awards?NO guest appearance?!

I'm headin' ovahhh to the BOG...ha!


Posted by: Pink C.C.- | November 5, 2006 1:54 AM | Report abuse

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