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Everyone Loves Jason

Yes, it's time for the latest installment of washingtonpost.com's new series, Redskins Unrestricted. In today's episode, Jason Reid talks about the challenges Coach Jim Zorn faces in installing a new offense, addresses your feedback, and tries to deal with his annoying, meddling parents who live right across the street and drop by all the time.

Okay, I made up the last part.

Enjoy.

By Jon DeNunzio  |  June 5, 2008; 1:30 PM ET
 
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stop the videos!!!!!!!!

Posted by: jb | June 5, 2008 12:04 PM | Report abuse

fast and furious today!

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

I'm so confused.

Posted by: Dorf | June 5, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

REDSKINS OVERLOAD!

Posted by: dwdjmu | June 5, 2008 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Serious question: are the reporters allowed to watch the OTAs? For some reason I thought these were closed practices, but I get the impression that's not the case.

What's the deal?

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

What this video needs is John McCain's green screen backdrop. And some lecherous, inopportune smiling.

Posted by: P Diddy | June 5, 2008 2:01 PM | Report abuse

i didn't think they were allowed out on the field, either.

maybe they're using all of their free time out at the park looking for sketchy hallways in which to shoot web videos.

Posted by: dwdjmu | June 5, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

What's the deal?

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: | June 5, 2008 1:57 PM


The deal is that we are about to experience something unheard of in American politics in the coming weeks and months.

An Osama / Hitlerly ticket will have far reaching consequences, ones that seep into every corner of our daily lives, including this one, like it or not.

I urge you all, and you in particular, Nate, to smell the coffee brewing and become involved in turning back the red tide that is about to overwhelm us all.

Posted by: Barno | June 5, 2008 2:05 PM | Report abuse

There is nothing lecherous or inopportune about John McCain.

The man is a war hero, as true an American patriot as one will find. He cares deeply about this country and deserves more respect than you show him by making such a comment.

Posted by: Barno | June 5, 2008 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Reporters come on the field for stretches and the end of practice. Not when they are practicing plays and such as....


Also, JLaC said that Springs is going through a tough personal situation that's different from his father but he can't speak on it.........

Posted by: 4th | June 5, 2008 2:12 PM | Report abuse

There is nothing lecherous or inopportune about John McCain.

The man is a war hero, as true an American patriot as one will find. He cares deeply about this country and deserves more respect than you show him by making such a comment.

Posted by: Barno | June 5, 2008 2:12 PM

Well said, Barno.

Posted by: drbatchelor | June 5, 2008 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Let the record reflect that it was not me who brought up the subject of politics on this blog today.

The poster at 2:01 did, and in a way that is demeaning to a war hero.

Posted by: Barno | June 5, 2008 2:15 PM | Report abuse

I smell a fake Barno

Posted by: 4th | June 5, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Barno,
We put up with your shenanigans a lot.
Detract the claws.
Save your energy for hugs on Saturday.


Posted by: Dorf | June 5, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

American Patriot- sure why not. I am tired of war hero though. Getting captured and stuck in a prison camp... sucks, but how does he become a hero for that? What did he do that makes him a hero? Did he escape from the prison, because from what I remember he was released in a exchange?

If being tortured in military prison makes you a hero, what are the guys in gitmo?

McCain was the son of an admiral who graduated 894 in his class of 899.

And now back to sports.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

"I've got a bad feeling about this..."

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

4th..
What could be more difficult than his father? The mans been in a coma for closer to a year now, has 0% chance of recovery.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

To the poster at 2:01, the man who calls himself "P Diddy," which I assume is a reference to the hip hop entertainer.

What is your profession, your socio- economic standing? Are you better off than you were four years ago?

If the answer is yes, and my gut tells me it is, for a jet setter like yourself, I would suggest toning down the rhetoric.

Relax, enjoy a nice sparkling beverage of some kind...

Posted by: Barno | June 5, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Alex, if I'm not mistaken he has kids, and he has a wife, so there are a number of things he could be going through.

Posted by: Greg | June 5, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

American Patriot- sure why not. I am tired of war hero though. Getting captured and stuck in a prison camp... sucks, but how does he become a hero for that? What did he do that makes him a hero? Did he escape from the prison, because from what I remember he was released in a exchange?

If being tortured in military prison makes you a hero, what are the guys in gitmo?

McCain was the son of an admiral who graduated 894 in his class of 899.

And now back to sports.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 2:20 PM

Doubt you would understand this, but this war hero declined attempts to be released based on his admiral son "status" to remain with his fellow captives. All while experiencing torture. So....what have you done in your life, champ?

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Jason -- you absolutely need a backdrop, maybe a helmet with WaPo on it. And something subliminal would be cool, like a single frame that says 'Snyder sucks' or something. Or barely audible music about paranoia. And maybe a contest or two, where people can vote on something. Or win bonus points.

Dang, I need a life ...

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | June 5, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse


Alex, if I'm not mistaken he has kids, and he has a wife, so there are a number of things he could be going through.

Posted by: Greg | June 5, 2008 2:23 PM

I hope for him that is not the case. He would have to be the most unlucky man alive if it were.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

and besides, protecting your country in a time of war is, in itself, worthy of making one a war hero. The other actions just add to his hero status.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

"On second thought, I've got a really, really bad feeling about this."

Where the hell's Zebra to throw a flag? I think a game misconduct, a few objections, might be in order. Let's keep it together, people.

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Anon, has some good points. No doubt.

Posted by: Greg | June 5, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Lets see. Got out of college and worked on reducing the amount of mercury in our drinking water when I was living in PA. Moved to MD where I changed my issue towards improving democracy here in the US, spearheaded the campaign for verifiable voting machines that could not be hacked.

When the money ran out on that non-profit, I spent 2 years as a freelance video advocacy for transparency in government and political activism, related the the war environmental issues and anything else going on at the hill. while also helping my dad run for US Senate as a libertarian and green, which ate away at my entire savings but then again thats not what life's about anyway.

Now I work with a group to try and stop AIDS, TB, and the abuse of women in the developing world.

How bout you.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Just can't get worked up about Springs missing OTAs. He knows the defense and comes ready to play at camp. He's been in the league a long time and there isn't a lot he will learn from this.

When it comes to players, as Richie Moran once said (bonus points to whoever knows who he is) "you can't have a double standard and you can't treat everyone the same"

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | June 5, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Lets see. Got out of college and worked on reducing the amount of mercury in our drinking water when I was living in PA. Moved to MD where I changed my issue towards improving democracy here in the US, spearheaded the campaign for verifiable voting machines that could not be hacked.

When the money ran out on that non-profit, I spent 2 years as a freelance video advocacy for transparency in government and political activism, related the the war environmental issues and anything else going on at the hill. while also helping my dad run for US Senate as a libertarian and green, which ate away at my entire savings but then again thats not what life's about anyway.

Now I work with a group to try and stop AIDS, TB, and the abuse of women in the developing world.

How bout you.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 2:31 PM

And this qualifies you in any remote way to judge whether a soldier in this country deserves to be considered a hero?!

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

I know who Richie Moran is, but I'm not taking that bait. I took the Bain on Jim Lachey, and have regretted it ever since.

Posted by: Greg | June 5, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Al Zeke
I know what you mean. He is a CB. No matter what D your running the gist of the job is more or less the same. zone vs man vs blitz

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

TWO BODIES FOUND AT HOME OF STEROIDS DEALER
Posted by Josh Alper on June 5, 2008, 12:38 p.m.
According to the Dallas Morning News, police have found two bodies at the Plano, Texas home of David Jacobs. Jacobs, a convicted steroid dealer, recently shared the names of NFL players with whom he claimed to have done business.
There's very little information other than the existence of the two bodies at Jacobs's home at the moment, as the police are withholding their identities until next of kin are notified.
Jacobs received three years probation and a $25,000 fine after his conviction for running an extensive steroids ring. Although he told the NFL the names of people he met and, presumably, dealt with while in the steroid business, Jacobs did not go public with any of those fingered except for Matt Lehr.

UPDATE: Jacobs was one of those found dead at the scene. A woman named Amanda Jo Earhart-Savell and a gun were also found at the scene according to the Dallas Morning News.

Posted by: 4th via PFT | June 5, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

you want a medal or a cooke alex. this blog is going straight into the sh*tter

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Greg, bonus points made you more interesting ... just think what even more bonus points will do for you

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | June 5, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

No more then you.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Alex=trust fund spoiled brat

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

No more then you.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 2:37 PM

I never claimed to be one, nor did I attempt to belittle one.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Geez, double murders just take all the fun outta the blog ... for several minutes

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | June 5, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Barno | June 5, 2008 2:22 PM

Hi Rudy, shouldn't you be over at "The Fix" by now? It's way past time for your regular drive-by there.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Greg, rumor has it that Mila Kunis finds guys with Redskin Insider bonus points to be especially attractive ...

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | June 5, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

by your argument("getting captured and stuck in a prison camp... sucks, but how does he become a hero for that?"), the police officers and firefighters on 9/11 should not be considered heros either. I must beg to differ.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Topics for 'Skins Unrestricted,

-I liked Jason's breakdown of the positions during the draft period. How about much later in the off-season, periodic position breakdowns, with individual segments for each area, also focusing on their adjustments.

-And what's a West Coast Offense? I know what it generally refers to, but it's thrown around so loosely these days - does it mean anything anymore? What's JZ's spin on it, will he just do what he did in Seattle, or does he have something else up his sleeve? Are we talking The West Coast Offensive System, or a bit of west coast flare here and there? Will we ever see Campbell's long ball again? What adjustments will other NFC East defenses make when they play us? And for goodness sake, does Zorn know anything about defense?

Posted by: Josh | June 5, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

people like you make me want to throw up in my mouth

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Re: Bonus Points.

I have TONS of them. Literally TONS. I cannot spend them quick enough, and I'm very generous with them.

(This is where I admit to not being that hip, and not having the slightest clue who Mila Kunis is??)

Posted by: Greg | June 5, 2008 2:46 PM | Report abuse

4th..
What could be more difficult than his father? The mans been in a coma for closer to a year now, has 0% chance of recovery.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 2:21 PM

These are JLaC's words, not mine from Tony's morning show which is replaying right now....

http://www.thiswebsitestinks.com/

Click on the listen live link and JLaC should be coming on in the next 15 - 30 mins as a guest and you can hear for yourself.........

Posted by: 4th | June 5, 2008 2:46 PM | Report abuse

this here blog definitely needs more cowbell........and Barno.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 2:46 PM | Report abuse

West Coast simply refers to 3 things in my mind. 1. Mobile QB. 2. Short accurate passing game. 3. exploiting weakness in the D.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

My late father was a 'war hero' too, but that doesn't mean he was fit to lead a country.

You can respect and hono(u)r the sacrifices that a man's choices have led him to make, but that doesn't absolve him from criticism forever just because he did something very noble in the past.

If defenders of John McCain can't find more to say about his suitability as a candidate for the Presidency than "he was a war hero" they aren't doing him any favo(u)rs.

I hope you guys can bear to take the political rhetoric elsewhere because it just doesn't work well 'up here'.

Posted by: Redcoat | June 5, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

4. RAC

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

I hope you guys can bear to take the political rhetoric elsewhere because it just doesn't work well 'up here'.

Posted by: Redcoat | June 5, 2008 2:47 PM

I try my best RC. But its just in my blood,once I get started...

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | June 5, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

if I recall correctly, this converstion never touched on McCains's qualifications to be President (though I have heard nothing from anyone to indicate that he is not). It was exclusively a discussion on whether or not his sacrifices warranted respect as a war hero.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

See there I am in agreement. I think he is qualified for the presidency.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

So, Redcoat, do you consider a discussion of your father's war record to be "political rhetoric"?

Alex? What do you think since you "have it in your blood"?!

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

What exactly is Baracks 'suitability' as far as the presidency is concerned? Was it his lack of voting on anything, but later using that to his favour?

What exactly does he stand for, other than promising, "change", but never really defining what exactly that change involves.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

West Coast offense refers to the offense developed by Bill Walsh that he made famous in SF, unless you ask Paul Zimmerman who says its a misnomer, but he is also a jerk who was the biggest opponent to Art Monk getting into the Hall, so who cares what he says.

It is a spread offense, based on quick reads and quick actions by the QB. It is a rhythm offense where speed is emphasized over power. Make short quick plays and let players use their athleticism to make bigger plays. It usually involves a fair bit of complexity for the defense, so any misread gets exploited. RBs must run and catch passes. RB Roger Craig once led the NFL in receptions under Walsh


Posted by: AL Zeke etc | June 5, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

What this needs is a thinner Jason Reid doing his best Obama-Clintonesque pancake-flipper hand motion while passing off boilerplate liberal ideas as history-defining change, but getting away with it b/c of his hypnotic MLK Jr.-like cadence and tone of voice.

Posted by: Go Ahead and Call Me Names, You Libs | June 5, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Al, I'm not touching that link, not that I don't trust you, but the gulag that I work for, wont look kindly on the type of website that I think that is.

Posted by: Greg | June 5, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

WC Offense was created in Ohio. Not on the West Coast......

Posted by: 4th | June 5, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Stop.

Posted by: Dorf | June 5, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

WC Offense was created in Ohio. Not on the West Coast......

Posted by: 4th | June 5, 2008 3:02 PM

Was it at least in Cincinati? On the west coast of the state of ohio?

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Wouldn't do that to you Greg, its .org site for crying out loud!!

And good knowledge coming from 4th, who knew that Walsh developed the concepts while an assistant for the Bengals

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | June 5, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Al, its probably blocked, just the same.

Posted by: Greg | June 5, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

I took a quick look Al Z, I would say its PG13 but no R.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

West Coast offense works particularly well if you have Jerry Rice as your WR and Joe Montana as your QB.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | June 5, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Then you can just look her up at imdb ...

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | June 5, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

BTW, for those who don't know how to debate in politics. When I asked, what qualifies McCain as a hero you could have said:
"McCain retired from the Navy on April 1, 1981, as a captain,[65] and headed west to Arizona. His seventeen military awards and decorations include the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, and Navy Commendation Medal, and are for actions before, during, and after his time as a POW."
-Wikipedia

Then I would have said:
I did not know that, yes I would say a silver star, bronze star and the distinguished Flying Cross qualify him for hero status.

Back to football.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Next thread will be all about the Rooney Rule.

Posted by: P Diddy | June 5, 2008 3:18 PM | Report abuse

funny how liberals never want to discuss politics. Uneducated, unfounded attacks are plentiful, yet thought provoking discussion is not a part of their arsenal.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Next thread will be all about the Rooney Rule.

Posted by: P Diddy | June 5, 2008 3:18 PM

Fing Rooney rule... which one is that agian.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Hey Big Murf. If you lived in the middle of the Atlantic what time would it be right now?

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

BTW, for those who don't know how to debate in politics. When I asked, what qualifies McCain as a hero you could have said:
"McCain retired from the Navy on April 1, 1981, as a captain,[65] and headed west to Arizona. His seventeen military awards and decorations include the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, and Navy Commendation Medal, and are for actions before, during, and after his time as a POW."
-Wikipedia

Then I would have said:
I did not know that, yes I would say a silver star, bronze star and the distinguished Flying Cross qualify him for hero status.

Back to football.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 3:17 PM

Actually, it's incumbent upon you to gather those sorts of facts prior to making an uneducated, unfounded attack against one of this nation's war heros.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

An Osama / Hitlerly ticket will have far reaching consequences, ones that seep into every corner of our daily lives, including this one, like it or not.

Posted by: Barno | June 5, 2008 2:05 PM

If This aint Fear Mongering. If you want people to respect John Mcain start by respecting the other people by giving them their right names.

Posted by: Great One | June 5, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

"BTW, for those who don't know how to debate in politics."

And as I said before, it wasn't even a "debate in politics". It was a discussion of what it meant to be a hero.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

++++and besides, protecting your country in a time of war is, in itself, worthy of making one a war hero. The other actions just add to his hero status.

Posted by: Anonymous McCain Supporter, afraid to ID himself | June 5, 2008 2:26 PM+++


Explain to me then why he hugs and endorses George W. Bush, a coward who quit as a fighter pilot, quit the military in war time and avoided serving HIS country?

Say what you will about McCain. He got shot down defending our country. I salute him for that. But he ought to be hugging the poor SOB who got sent to Vietnam in Bush's stead when Bush turned Yellow. Cheney's a real peach too. All those chickenhawks bailed when it counted. Now McCain has sold out to them.

Five years of guts in the North Vietnamese prison, but I guess he left his courage there when he came home.

And this is one middle of the roader, (or as Bushies would call it radical Liberal) who supports the troops, and thinks the firemen and cops who died on 9/11 are absolutely heroes.

As for what led to McCain's POW heroism, he should take a lesson from JFK. When someone asked Kennedy how he became a war hero, he said, "I had no choice. They sank my boat."

Posted by: Corkczar | June 5, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

OTA's end with Rabach doing donuts in the middle of the practice field at Redskin Park.

Coach Zen will NOT reprimand him.

(I want a monster truck of my own, a fuel efficient one.)

Posted by: Chia Pet | June 5, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

This video does nothing for me that text can't do.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

OTA's - no apostrophe needed - my bad.

Posted by: Chia Pet | June 5, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

An Osama / Hitlerly ticket will have far reaching consequences, ones that seep into every corner of our daily lives, including this one, like it or not.

Posted by: Barno | June 5, 2008 2:05 PM

If This aint Fear Mongering. If you want people to respect John Mcain start by respecting the other people by giving them their right names.


Posted by: Great One | June 5, 2008 3:22 PM

I am sure that wasn't intentional. Barno probably just had a Freudian slip. I can see the confusion.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

funny how liberals never want to discuss politics. Uneducated, unfounded attacks are plentiful, yet thought provoking discussion is not a part of their arsenal.

Posted by: | June 5, 2008 3:18 PM

Funny how some people say liberals dont want to discuss politics but most of the attacks come from conservatives who play your name sounds like osama games. they dont want to talk politics because the terrorists are coming, the terrorists are coming.

Posted by: Great One | June 5, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Wow, 95 degrees in DC this Saturday. Now I remember why I left the east coast. I hope my hair gel doesn't melt.

Posted by: P Diddy | June 5, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Greg - Mila is from "That 70's show". I believe she was Jackie. Not too sure what else she has done. That site wasn't bad jsut a collection of stuff about her.

Posted by: BCBarney | June 5, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

I call a timeout.

and throw a red flag.

sports blog folks, sports blog.

Posted by: Chia Pet | June 5, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Mila Kunis was AWESOME in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall".

Mmmmmmm.

Posted by: P Diddy | June 5, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Chia on Rabach= hilarious.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

"Explain to me then why he hugs and endorses George W. Bush, a coward who quit as a fighter pilot, quit the military in war time and avoided serving HIS country?"

McCain endorses the ideals represented by the Republican Party. He has always had issues with some of Bush's policies and has never been afraid to voice them.

Very similar to Obama's relationship to his pastor of 20 years. Even if it did take him 20 years to speak out against him.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

If you lived in the middle of the Atlantic what time would it be right now?

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 3:21 PM

18,000 feet below sea level? Dude, it would be the same time as if you lived at the top or the bottom of the Atlantic. This is a trick question, right?

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 5, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

===Wow, 95 degrees in DC this Saturday===

Shaginbinus dress code is wife beater, cut off jeans, flip flops for all.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

West Coast offense is a sham nowadays, kinda like the evil spawn of Satan himself, Steven Spurrier's "Fun-N-Gun" offense that everyone says was pass-happy when in fact he relied on running a good bit and had good runners in the backfield.


My request for the video blog is to hear him sing "Hold My Hand"

Posted by: Hizzle | June 5, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

I am sure that wasn't intentional. Barno probably just had a Freudian slip. I can see the confusion.

Posted by: | June 5, 2008 3:24 PM

I am sure it was, that is always the excuse, just like a lawyer accusing you of something way of base then before you object they withdraw the question. objective complete put thoughts in peoples mind then act like it was an accident.

Posted by: Great One | June 5, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Greg - Mila is from "That 70's show". I believe she was Jackie. Not too sure what else she has done. That site wasn't bad jsut a collection of stuff about her.

Posted by: BCBarney | June 5, 2008 3:26 PM

She is the voice of Meg from Family guy also writes an episode every once in a while.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Greg, rumor has it that Mila Kunis finds guys with Redskin Insider bonus points to be especially attractive ...

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | June 5, 2008 2:41 PM

Richard M. Moran is a legendary lacrosse player and coach.

Can I have some bonus points now??

Posted by: Curzon417 | June 5, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Indeed, Chia. I throw out one joke and all of a sudden it degenerates into a hypersensitive argument about all kinds of stuff. And they say liberals are too PC and hypersensitive. Living proof that righteous indignation exists on both sides of the aisle is right here on this blog.

BTW, if the Jasons did their act in front of a green screen, we could do all sorts of cool mashups and post them on the Inter-tubes.

Posted by: P Diddy | June 5, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

terrorists are coming, the terrorists are coming.

Posted by: Great One | June 5, 2008 3:25 PM

No doubt. They hated us when the Clintons were in the White House and they'll hate us even when one of their own is in the White House. It makes no difference what we do, they will always want to kill Westerners (along with themselves). It's what they do.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

and I have to laugh at all the people arguing over the political puppets. Newsflash, there is ONE person holding both puppets!

They're all the same geniuses.

Posted by: Hizzle | June 5, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

===Wow, 95 degrees in DC this Saturday===

Shaginbinus dress code is wife beater, cut off jeans, flip flops for all.

Posted by: | June 5, 2008 3:28 PM

-----------

JORTS! Yes! (low cut ones)

Alex, you need to represent in a pair of these. I want to see those pockets flapping in the wind.

Posted by: Chia Pet | June 5, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Mila Kunis is a writer, too? God, I'm in love.

Posted by: P Diddy | June 5, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

P Diddy

Jason Reid does a homage to star wars light saber kid.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

No 3-piece suit at Sat. Shanginus?

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Mila Kunis is sadly dating Macaulay Culkin

No kidding http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20203454,00.html

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Diddy,

I won't be at the Shabirgus, but maybe we can rally for the Seattle game?

Nate says you're all right, which is not much of an endorsement, but whatever!

;-)

Posted by: Chia Pet | June 5, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

By the way what kind of human being names their kid Macaulay?
I assume thats Irish.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Mila hasn't met me yet.

Posted by: P Diddy | June 5, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

I dunno PD, you think you can take on a former cocaine addicted child star whose parents exploited him almost as bad as Mike Jackson's? Besides I heard you hooked up with Cameron Diaz.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Curz, I'll give you 1 of my MILLIONS and MILLIONS of Bonus Points for answering that.......

Posted by: Greg | June 5, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

I rally every night, Chia. I will be throwing a little shindig for the Seattle game, that's for sure. I have a great idea for a venue as well.

Posted by: P Diddy | June 5, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Mila & McCauley - They're a longer beard than TomKat

Posted by: Dik | June 5, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

No strip clubs, Diddy.

Those days are behind me.

Posted by: Chia Pet | June 5, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Bonus points to Curzon, and good luck with Mila. Though if she is with Macauley Caulkin, you will surely be an upgrade. Hope the Mrs understands. Heck even I would be an upgrade.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | June 5, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

I sat next to Cameron at a Lakers game, and was in the lift line behind her at Whistler once. Clearly, our destinies are intertwined.

Posted by: P Diddy | June 5, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Dik,

Have you showered since we last heard from you?

Posted by: Chia Pet | June 5, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Not me though. I would be about the same. What with my trust fund and golden yacht and all.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

I'm always "up" for strip clubs. :-)

Posted by: P Diddy | June 5, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

No strip clubs, Diddy.

Those days are behind me.

Posted by: Chia Pet | June 5, 2008 3:41 PM

old ball and chain wont let you off the window?

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Cam Cameron, the NFL coach?

Posted by: Chia Pet | June 5, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Greg, but for Mila to be attracted to me I would need bonus points! one will not do it.

Posted by: Curzon417 | June 5, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Richie Moran, lacrosse player at Maryland and coach at Cornell. His Cornell teams won back to back titles, going unbeaten both time in 1976-1977 and set a record for most consecutive wins, which still stands.

That quote is one of the best pieces of advice I have ever gotten. "You can't treat everyone the same, but you can't have a double standard" applies to life, not just sports

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | June 5, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Wouldn't a golden yacht be way too heavy to float, or am I missing something?

Myself, I'd take a 38 ft Bertram, but to each their own.

Posted by: Greg | June 5, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

A squirrel did a little strip tease for me the other day, which was nice.

Posted by: Chia Pet | June 5, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Chia - took mah weekly, so we're good 'till next Mittwoch.

Posted by: Dik | June 5, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

AL Zeke etc,

Thanks for the bonus points, now I just need to let Mila know that I have some. Not that I could do anything about it...the Mrs. and all...

Posted by: Curzon417 | June 5, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Al Zeke,
Good advice something everyone should strive for.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

and just to show how BAD thredskins are at this teenybopper stuff:

She has been involved with actor Macaulay Culkin for nearly six years. According to the DVD commentary of the Family Guy movie (during the third part in which Kunis was a commentator), Kunis claims that one of the reasons her boyfriend likes her is because of her role on Family Guy; he is a big fan of the show. She goes on to say that it was because of Culkin that she actually sat down and watched the show (having never done so before). The couple landed in news headlines in 2006 after their vacation in Israel was interrupted by the 2006 Israeli-Lebanon War, and they ended up quickly returning to the U.S.

...so...
we're late.

phew - all is right now. For a minute there, I thought we'd gone all "E-Inside-Her"... ew.

Posted by: Dik | June 5, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Curzon, I gave you bonus points for answering correctly. Greg just gave you one measly bonus point. What can we conclude?
1. Curzon has enough bonus points to go for it with Mila
2. Greg is cheap

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | June 5, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Myself, I'd take a 38 ft Bertram, but to each their own.

Posted by: Greg | June 5, 2008 3:46 PM

So that's why I keep needing new gold yachts.

The only boat I ever owned was a 12 foot dingy with a 10 Horse Power with a used 1960's mercury motor on it. got it for $400 when I was 12. Took me a year to save up for it.

There is a great boat shop in Ticonderoga NY that builds custom Chris-Craft all wood, inboard outboards, just like they used to back in the day.

My Grandfather owned a hacker-craft when I was a kid. My dream someday is to get one, but they start at 60k so thats not happening for another 30 years or so.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Fine.

In an effort to not come across as miserly, I will now forward to Curz, the sum of 1.6 million bonus points worth of Max Gain. You can use the "max-gain" to impress.

Posted by: Greg | June 5, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | June 5, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Alex, I worked for a summer doing fishing charters, the boat was a 38 ft Bert. Great sport fishing boat.

I own 2 canoes, but they really don't stack up.

Posted by: Greg | June 5, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Just guessing - but I'm betting the reasons they want to continue VIDEOS are to continue VIDEO ADVERTISEMENTS - potential customers have to play them to get to the content provided by the Jasons, so they probably bring in more revenue.

Posted by: Slow to React | June 5, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Greg there is nothing wrong with a canoe, though, yes because of their curvature they are hard to stack up. If you want to be on the water where is a better place to start then a man powered boat, I am a fan of the kaiak now more but each has its advantage. And sunfish.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Oh don't get me wrong, I love my canoes. They get me closer to the fish I'm chasing....

Posted by: Greg | June 5, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Greg,

Do you use bonus points for the shipping and handling on that?

Posted by: John D in Houston | June 5, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Curzon417 | June 5, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Well my grandfather used to sell sporting equipment, he had a buddy of his who went duck hunting in a canoe, made a mistake of firing his shotgun aiming off the side of the canoe. You can guess what happened after that.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

This is similar to what my grand father had when I was growing up.

http://www.vintagemarine.com/images/47chriscraft22sportsman02.jpg

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Alex, was your grandfather's buddy Elmer Fudd? Great visual. Love it.

Posted by: P Diddy | June 5, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Greg, though I am not sure what I would use all of that Max Gain for...after 23 years of marriage, the Mrs. would suspect something if all of a sudden something changes in that department.

Posted by: Curzon417 | June 5, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

I can't give this stuff away...my boss has given me a warning that I can't come into work, all "maxed-up" any more. People are starting to complain.

Posted by: Greg | June 5, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Hey Curz,

What's your opinion on this?

http://www.newser.com/story/28787.html

Posted by: 4th | June 5, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Could have been. The other story about failed hunting trips from my my grand dads buddies was on a squirrel hunt.

He went to my granddad and said.
"I am going squirrel hunting with some buddies, I want to impress them. What is the biggest shot gun you have."

My granddad said. " Well we just got a 10 gage in but, you don't need anything like that for squirrel hunting, you could just use a 22"

"No no no give me that 10 gage. "

Week later the guy comes back to the store with the gun. Turns out when hunting he saw a squirrel about 5 feet away. To get a clean shot he shouldered the gun leaning up against a tree. Pulled the trigger, dislocates his shoulder, there is nothing left of the squirrel.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4th | June 5, 2008 4:25 PM

What about the rest of us. Our opinions count for anything?

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 4:28 PM | Report abuse

10 guage, wow. Yeah, not much left of that squirrel. 20 guage with some light shot might have worked.

Posted by: Greg | June 5, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

10 guage, wow. Yeah, not much left of that squirrel. 20 guage with some light shot might have worked.

Posted by: Greg | June 5, 2008 4:32 PM

Yep, stories from the 50's and early 60's like that will always be funny. When men were men, and did stupid things in manly ways.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

First of all the quote by Richie Moran that Al Zeke etc brought up comes to mind.

There is nothing wrong with same sex couples kissing at a stadium, as long as it goes no further than that. The mom who did not want to explain to her kids would need to get some education on how to address today's issues to her kids because this as well as many other hard issues will continue to be observed by those kids in today's world.

Posted by: Curzon417 | June 5, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Who here will call security if we see some lesbians kissing on saturday?

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Thanks. I pretty much feel the same way. Gotta be aware of the times we are living in and have a certain level of respect for every one.......

Posted by: 4th | June 5, 2008 4:25 PM

What about the rest of us. Our opinions count for anything?


Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 4:28 PM


I thought she might be bring the 'best' opinion out of the group for a strange reason. And, I think I was right. But you can steel tell me what your thoughts are.......

Posted by: 4th | June 5, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Well I agree with Curz too.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

4th, she is a he, or at least I am!

Posted by: Curzon417 | June 5, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Who here will call security if we see some lesbians kissing on saturday?

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 4:49 PM

I will.

Posted by: Barno | June 5, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Who here will call security if we see some lesbians kissing on saturday?

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 4:49 PM

if they're hot, i'll join them

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Well the girl from Seattle was on the Telia Tequila show apparently. So I assume she was a little hot.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 5, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Sorry to interrupt the Meg Griffin love, but just wanted put it out there that I've posted more about the Jason Reid videos on Crowd Noise.

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/crowdnoise/2008/06/redskins_video_progress_report.html

That's all!

Posted by: Lindsay Applebaum | June 5, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

You confuse me too much Curz. So, I'll leave it alone right now instead of inquiring further to my confusion......

Posted by: 4th | June 5, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Phew! Let me try stand

Posted by: RedMoat | June 5, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

wait, hold the digital presses, there is a blog that covers the coments ledt on RI (and other WaPo Sports blogs)?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

That is just odd, on a similar note Ms. Applebaum I am available for a feature on your blog anytime.....

Joey D, will you be assigning her to cover the shabingus?

Posted by: chris larry | June 5, 2008 5:22 PM | Report abuse

===Wow, 95 degrees in DC this Saturday===

Shaginbinus dress code is wife beater, cut off jeans, flip flops for all.

Posted by: | June 5, 2008 3:28 PM

i don't think so

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Lindsay needs to video blog in front of a green screen. Preferably with a lecherous smile.

Posted by: P Diddy | June 5, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Kost, What's with this "save for such a trip"? You're Australian, mate. Give up the beer for a week and you'll have the money for a trip right there. Give it up two weeks and you'll have enough for the return. Of course, if you give up the beer for two weeks, you'll probably lose your citizenship and they won't let you back in the country.

If you'd started this two weeks ago, you'd already have saved enough to come to Nate's sumbangulous this Saturday (Sunday to you).

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 5, 2008 5:59 AM

You make it sound like giving up beer is an easy thing to do!

Posted by: kost52 | June 5, 2008 5:53 PM | Report abuse

You make it sound like giving up beer is an easy thing to do!

Posted by: kost52 | June 5, 2008 5:53 PM

Use your imagination, mate. It's only two weeks. Alternatively, you drink every other night for four weeks. Or two nights out of three for six weeks. Or six out of seven for...I don't know, but if you're interested (and you seem not to be) I'll work it out.

Just think, if you'd done that, and were here Saturday, we'd buy your beer for you.

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 5, 2008 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Lindsay needs to video blog in front of a green screen. Preferably with a lecherous smile.

Posted by: P Diddy | June 5, 2008 5:37 PM

That same lecherous smile as the War Hero, McCain?

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 5, 2008 5:58 PM | Report abuse

You make it sound like giving up beer is an easy thing to do!

Posted by: kost52 | June 5, 2008 5:53 PM

And how would you know? You've never even tried.

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 5, 2008 6:08 PM | Report abuse

about the video:

The content's fine -- though it'd be nice that if you're going to do video that you'd be able to broadcast an interview "away from Redskins Park" once a week or something. Or something else that we've "just gotta see" (like Rabach's car from this morning).

Essentially, I don't see any benefit in having this stuff conveyed to us as a video when it would be just as well-suited, if not better-suited, as a podcast which we could download and listen to in the time that we're commuting from work to home and being forced to take a break from perpetually refreshing RI.

Posted by: snides | June 5, 2008 6:16 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 6:17 PM | Report abuse

I've just started up a Euro 2008 Tipping contest, no cost, no prize, it's all about bragging rights. If you're interested in joining up, send me an email at kost52athotmaildotcom

Posted by: kost52 | June 5, 2008 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Boy, this thread has been a long pointless brouhaha over the innocentest of jokes by P Diddy.

I mean, geez, McCain was all over with the weird smiles in front of that green screen Tuesday night. Tons of Foxoids agree--TalkingPointsMemo has a great mashup of the general astonishment Tuesday night.

Still, ya gotta love having Barno back and talking, or psuedo-Barno or whoever. Way more entertaining than anons.

Yeah, that's right, anons--I'm calling you out. Even CyberBully has bigger cojones!

Now, to the matter at hand: the video. Sorry, for this one not enough value added. First off, waiting through that short ad sucks. Second, the long, somewhat lugubrious "we want your feedback"--geez, life is too short. Give us value--info or humor or sharp complaint.

Suggestions:

1. Add stick figure animation to mock Snyder's tight control of images at R park.

2. In each vid, choose one blog comment from the past 24 hours to celebrate or call attention to. Give us RI-addled-types a reason to see it as a giant in-joke--I'd sit through the frigging ad for that.

3. More content! There was really nothing worth saying in today's vid. Sorry for the bluntnes, J3. I admire your courage and persistence. You'll find your idiom, sir, your niche. Hmmm, maybe you can get pix of Skins players offsite showing up, and critizue the day's coolest or lamest outfit or ride. . . . Hey, I'm trying here.

Posted by: farstriker | June 5, 2008 6:40 PM | Report abuse

how about an OTA hallway director's cut?

Posted by: dwdjmu | June 5, 2008 6:58 PM | Report abuse

It's good stuff, I'd say its at least 2 minutes too short. These 3 minutes excerpts to me is just a teaser.

And I understand why you don't want to go crazy with the duration of it but I think 5-7 minutes is more appropriate.

With that time, you can hit more content. For me I'd be more interested in specific examples -- Kelly and Thomas for example are progressing or not, as opposed to the whole team trying to adjust.

Hard for me to believe that there are so many global absolutes about what's going on as opposed to specifics but again could be a function of the fact that these excerpts are so short, you just don't have time to hit many specifics.

Can you put like a Redskins poster or something sports like behind you when you speak as a backdrop? -- it might sound like subtle nonsense but I think it adds a little oomph to it. Right now it looks like you are speaking from like a sterile hospial room.

Thanks for doing this -- its a great idea.

Posted by: mikek | June 5, 2008 6:58 PM | Report abuse

I like the idea of discussing/answering comments or emails in the videos. It probably does not need to be every day, but it might make a nice feature. People are always more prone to watch when they feel involved.

Posted by: SteveD | June 5, 2008 7:04 PM | Report abuse

I'm thinking puppets could spice the video up. Or mice. Little tiny mice running around on a wheel.

Posted by: P Diddy | June 5, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Well, it's almost time to head to DC. Which means now is a perfect time to start drinking.

Hornitos for everyone!

I hope to see all my fellow nerds on Saturday afternoon! Oh, and thanks again to Nate for organizing.

Posted by: P Diddy | June 5, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

Right now it looks like you are speaking from like a sterile hospial room.

Posted by: mikek | June 5, 2008 6:58 PM

If the WaPo is going to continue with the sterile hospital look, they could at least arrange for Jason Reid to be wearing an unbuckled straight jacket - to reinforce the "unrestricted" theme.

Posted by: Nurse Rachett | June 5, 2008 8:35 PM | Report abuse

Actual football footage would improve this tenfold. Or interviews at the least. Not just a dude talking to a camera. This is unbelievably amateur coming from THE POST... ya know? Sheesh.

Posted by: supa dupa | June 5, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Maybe a few plants...or a lanyard or something. Puppies are always very popular.

I disagree about the length of the videos. It seems to me like JR is vamping to get to the three minutes, while there is no great revelation happening. Of course, it's good practice for the season when the content will be there.

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Posted by: smack | June 5, 2008 10:53 PM | Report abuse

Not to be a spelling zealot, but I thought it was "Ratched."

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 10:53 PM | Report abuse

Love how this whole thing with the video and the video feedback snowballed and kind of slopped over onto other blogs. I think that's called "paying it forward." Best storyline up here since the coaching search.

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 5, 2008 10:56 PM | Report abuse

Blog quiet.

Maybe now everyone will start drifting in, now that the basketball game is over?

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 12:05 AM | Report abuse

Or as power returns... 32 hours on a generator that doesn't power the intertubes. Talk about withdrawal...

Posted by: cload & daggar | June 6, 2008 12:29 AM | Report abuse

Holy moley, cload. Where is that, Loudoun? Hope you and yours are safe and sound.

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 12:38 AM | Report abuse

Loudoun, yes. I have several trees that look like they exploded, but the family and house are fine.
I was at the office as the storm passed; one of the more intense storms I've ever seen.

Posted by: cload & daggar | June 6, 2008 1:16 AM | Report abuse

Well, thank goodness for that, cloadie. I mean, not the exploded trees part.

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 1:31 AM | Report abuse

I'd love to hear about what rookies, particularly Justin Tryon and the WR's are doing well and not so well in practice. I'd like to also hear about any exciting plays especially if these rookies are going against veterans or starters.

Posted by: Max | June 6, 2008 2:28 AM | Report abuse

A whee bit intoxicated. Things I learned this evening:

1. Never make fun of the spelling of a girl's name.
2. A lecherous smile is quite the catnip for the ladies.
3. When it's your buddy's plane, he gets to call last call.
4. 95 and humid is a notch below 95 and sunny.
5. Watching your puppy on a Webcam is no consolation for not having him in your lap.

Damn you, champagne!

Posted by: P Diddy | June 6, 2008 4:31 AM | Report abuse

I would like to know how many times a day Jason Reid gets confused with Uncle Phil from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air?

Posted by: etrod | June 6, 2008 6:49 AM | Report abuse

Wild, I mean, WILD night in Boston Sports.

Sox Brawl with the Rays. Sox Brawl with each other. Pierce tears his knee up and is lost for the series. Pierce returns, and starts nailing 3's.

Good stuff all around.

Posted by: Greg | June 6, 2008 8:05 AM | Report abuse

the whole bonus points thing is incredibly lame


please stop

Posted by: The Truth | June 6, 2008 8:24 AM | Report abuse

I'm with ya Truth

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 8:31 AM | Report abuse

I was fortunate enough to enjoy Comcast's President Club seats behind homeplate at the Nationals game last night. Great game, great ballpark, and even the food was fantastic.

You guys should have a fun time this weekend!

Posted by: drbatchelor | June 6, 2008 8:34 AM | Report abuse

I don't think we'll be in quite the same seats DrB.

Posted by: Redcoat | June 6, 2008 8:42 AM | Report abuse

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Posted by: A. Doctor | June 6, 2008 8:47 AM | Report abuse

Well, from what I could tell, there wasn't a bad seat in the house. Sure, it was fun sitting with the celebrities but, from a baseball and hanging out standpoint, I thought the ballpark was great.

And for those of you who like to take your kids to games with you, it is a MUCH more family oriented environment than FedEx Field and MCI.

Posted by: drbatchelor | June 6, 2008 8:47 AM | Report abuse

yeh - whar are mah manners?!?

I hope everyone is ok after the storms. My folks had some pretty hair-raising stories, but everyone came out alright.

Happy Friday!

..maps.

Posted by: Dik | June 6, 2008 8:48 AM | Report abuse

the whole bonus points thing is incredibly lame

Posted by: The Truth | June 6, 2008 8:24 AM

Well, it wasn't lame the first thousand times, so why is it all of a sudden lame now? This one has legs. It evolves. It morphs. It's good for another thousand or so.

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 6, 2008 8:54 AM | Report abuse

hopefully, it's soon to morph into a completely different species

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 8:56 AM | Report abuse

Can you walk up on the night of a Nats game and purchase tickets? Thats one thing about Fenway that sucks, there is ZERO opportunity to go to a game. Now without me selling a kidney or 4 to pay for it.

Posted by: Greg | June 6, 2008 8:59 AM | Report abuse

Not sure, Greg, but I would think so. There were some empty seats (even in the high dollar sections). Weekend games I wouldn't recommend it though.

Posted by: drbatchelor | June 6, 2008 9:01 AM | Report abuse

t_e are you going to stick around for a drink for a while after people have gone to the game or are you 'outtathere'?

Posted by: Redcoat | June 6, 2008 9:07 AM | Report abuse

Now without me selling a kidney or 4 to pay for it.

Posted by: Greg | June 6, 2008 8:59 AM

Most Boston fans are more than happy to give up a kidney to see a game. I mean, you have two of em right?

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 9:07 AM | Report abuse

I was more testing for understanding. My kids want to go to a game, but its just such an impossibility at this point. It would probably run me near 300 bucks to take the whole fam, 3 kids/wife, to a game.

There is a minor league team, one town over called the Brockton Rox, whom will be getting my patronage this summer.

Posted by: Greg | June 6, 2008 9:08 AM | Report abuse

t_e are you going to stick around for a drink for a while after people have gone to the game or are you 'outtathere'?

Posted by: Redcoat | June 6, 2008 9:07 AM

I small a date brewin'

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 9:08 AM | Report abuse

I've already sold my kidney to go to a previous game. I'm fresh out of them.

Posted by: Greg | June 6, 2008 9:10 AM | Report abuse

Greg,

Can't you buy a new kidney with bonus points?

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 6, 2008 9:15 AM | Report abuse

A couple people have commented on this, and I am in agreement. This "Barno" we've been hearing from lately is not the old Barno we are all too familair with. It's definitley someone new behind the mask. But having said that, maybe it is still the official Barno, kind of like the Phantom. Maybe there's some sort of Barno-ring that gets passed down from Barno to Barno after years of training in secret. There is only one, but there is ALWAYS one, all throughout history. If we searched the footage of the old republican conventions, theres probably a blurred shot of Barno on each one, all the way back to to the first ever recorded footage. Except during the Reagan years; there was no need for the Barno back then. Those of you going to the shabingus this weekend, don't be fooled by any imposters. Look for the Barno-ring before engaging in any political rhetoric. Try to have fun, and drink one for me. Go Nats!

Posted by: dlhaze | June 6, 2008 9:17 AM | Report abuse

the new barno, sounds exactly like the old barno, and the same as one of the regular anons....all the same dude

Posted by: chris larry | June 6, 2008 9:23 AM | Report abuse

Redcoat, I guess I'm waiting to see how this shorbungus goes down. The whole thing -- giving a physical presence to cyber identities -- seems weird to me. I do have a family at home expecting me cook their supper, but maybe this is a good time for them to learn how to boil their own hot dogs.

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 6, 2008 9:26 AM | Report abuse

With all of this talk about the stadium, and the presence of so many RIers participating (including Barno), I have decided to join the festivities myself. I have also been practicing my Thriller dance (I can sing too) and have encouraged my other anonymous kin folk to do the same. We're in for some Good Times this weekend!!

Posted by: Sir Anonymous the Great | June 6, 2008 9:28 AM | Report abuse

Remember this?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3IRlGF0w7I&NR=1


if you didn't freak out on that play, you're not a Skins fan!


this is what happens when it's a slow Friday

Posted by: Hizzle | June 6, 2008 9:33 AM | Report abuse

But, dlhaze, love the imagery of the ring and the spirit of Barno. And I don't think this one can trace any roots to Reagan. Reagan was never about hate.

I'm of the impression that it's a new Barno, one who doesn't have the same Jasno hate as the old one and one who doesn't know who the Redskins are. The old one couldn't resist pointing out Jasno misspellings, and he ocassionally had an observation about the Redskins.

This one is only about politics, hate, and anger. If someone shows up Saturday pushing this agenda, I'm moving to the other side of the room or out the door.

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 6, 2008 9:33 AM | Report abuse

te, I tried to purchase a new kidney with my bonus points, but I kid you not, just like with the incident at the gas station, you try and buy ANYTHING outside of the RI Store with bonus points, and they just have no idea what you're trying to do.

Its like the whole world has no idea what exactly these RI Bonus Points are???

Posted by: Greg | June 6, 2008 9:34 AM | Report abuse

I understand the trepidation t_e, but all the folks I've met so far have been both great people and surprisingly sane! :)

Maybe you could set the microwave on 'time delay'? That way you could still cook supper....

I'm just not sure I could stand a few hours watching baseball (I'm not a fan) in the likely very steamy DC atmosphere on Saturday. Although the company will be great I'm sure!

How will we know you Sir Anon? Will you sing your way into the bar? I'm sure Barno will be easy to find. He'll be carrying a copy of the McLellan book and looking like this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNJdJOEtlyY

Posted by: Redcoat | June 6, 2008 9:39 AM | Report abuse

It's still real to me dammit!!

Posted by: Crying Wrestling Fan | June 6, 2008 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Greg,
You can walk up the the stadium just before the game and get tix. I do so. They have touch screen ticket thingies like at the movies. though they get overused and the touchscreens don't always work.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 9:42 AM | Report abuse

I'm of the impression that it's a new Barno, one who doesn't have the same Jasno hate as the old one and one who doesn't know who the Redskins are. The old one couldn't resist pointing out Jasno misspellings, and he ocassionally had an observation about the Redskins.
This one is only about politics, hate, and anger. If someone shows up Saturday pushing this agenda, I'm moving to the other side of the room or out the door.
Posted by: talent evaluator | June 6, 2008 9:33 AM

Agreed. Maybe the old Barno died before he could pass along all of his knowledge. His training isn't quite complete. Like when Luke left Yoda.....the RI blog is the new Barno's Vader, and he is failing miserably at his final challenge.

Posted by: dlhaze | June 6, 2008 9:43 AM | Report abuse

This one is only about politics, hate, and anger. If someone shows up Saturday pushing this agenda, I'm moving to the other side of the room or out the door.

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 6, 2008 9:33 AM

Ay men TE. I made a promise to myself to try and avoid political discussion. If I didn't I may end up stabbing Barno. (Prison balls here is a opening for you)

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 9:45 AM | Report abuse

You peeps are nutz....its the same Barno...not a doubt in my mind...

Posted by: chris larry | June 6, 2008 9:47 AM | Report abuse

yall feel very strongly about this Barno business

maybe a couple years of hard work and yall can find the truth

Posted by: Truth | June 6, 2008 9:51 AM | Report abuse

You peeps are nutz....its the same Barno...not a doubt in my mind...

Posted by: chris larry | June 6, 2008 9:47 AM

Fool!!!
He's using a Barno-mind trick on you.

Posted by: dlhaze | June 6, 2008 9:51 AM | Report abuse

I'm with cL, I think it's just an aspect of his tendency to fixate on given subject.

That said, I'm sure he'll be personablenessicity defined in the flesh. The disconnectedness of the Intergoogles often brings out the worst in us...

Posted by: Redcoat | June 6, 2008 9:53 AM | Report abuse

I must insist, gents: no stabbing!

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 9:53 AM | Report abuse

I would love to see where Barno's and the political right wing Anon's of the world line up in a real political map up. Like one of these.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_spectrum

Last time I took a quiz along these lines, I lined up just a hare more pro-free market then Ghandi and the complete antithesis of Adolph Hitler.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 9:54 AM | Report abuse

I don't believe it's the same Barno, but it's definitely the same cHris laRRy. Or, at least one of the multiple but familiar chRiS lArrY's.

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 6, 2008 9:57 AM | Report abuse

Thats right tool bagz...my siht be transparent 25/7!

Posted by: ChRiS LaRrY | June 6, 2008 9:59 AM | Report abuse

all the folks I've met so far have been both great people and surprisingly sane! :)

Posted by: Redcoat | June 6, 2008 9:39 AM

Right. Nate assured me of this too. But, not to be too paranoid here, but why should I trust either of you two?

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 6, 2008 10:00 AM | Report abuse

Here is what is acceptable, and not acceptable for people purchase, with my bonus points:

Drinks - Acceptable

Max Gain - Not acceptable

Bail - Not acceptable

Shiv - Not acceptable

Snacks - Acceptable

Kidneys - Unacceptable

That should about cover it.

Posted by: Greg | June 6, 2008 10:01 AM | Report abuse

Well t_e, if you don't trust me, you can always trust one of my other personalities! :)

And Mark (from the Future) I'm sure you will like - if he's coming - he's a really nice guy.

Hey Kost, wherever and whenever you are right now. Thanks for the invite for the footy ladder, I've completed all my tips and fully expect to suck just as badly as I have in the other RI-related tournies to date!!

Posted by: Redcoat | June 6, 2008 10:06 AM | Report abuse

But, dlhaze, love the imagery of the ring and the spirit of Barno. And I don't think this one can trace any roots to Reagan. Reagan was never about hate.

I'm of the impression that it's a new Barno, one who doesn't have the same Jasno hate as the old one and one who doesn't know who the Redskins are. The old one couldn't resist pointing out Jasno misspellings, and he ocassionally had an observation about the Redskins.

This one is only about politics, hate, and anger. If someone shows up Saturday pushing this agenda, I'm moving to the other side of the room or out the door.

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 6, 2008 9:33 AM

Like Reagan, I hate flawed political philosophies and platforms and not the people that maintain them.

I have forgotten more Redskin "stuff" than you will ever acquire. I have come to expect JLC's careless errors and merciless treatment of anything and everything Redskin.

My intention is to fellowship with all of my RI buddies this weekend. You can run, but you can not hide.

And last, but certainly not least, I will certainly be donning my priceless Barno ring.

Posted by: Barno | June 6, 2008 10:07 AM | Report abuse

Redcoat,

I let my wife know you think I am sane; she is not sure. I may give my ticket away and stay for awhile at RFD. I am not a fan of heat and humidity. I melt away.

PS, my niece and her grandmother just returned from 10 days in Europe. They preferred Paris to London.

Posted by: Mark in 21132 | June 6, 2008 10:07 AM | Report abuse

relax TE, how do we know you won't be the same whimsically cranky contrarian in real life and instead be a deadly serious yes man?

Posted by: chris larrY | June 6, 2008 10:07 AM | Report abuse

Oh. I'm sorry about that. Now where was I? Ah yes, blah blah blah dangerous side-effect blah blah drop in blood pressure blah blah combined with standing up can cause

*thud*

Posted by: A. Doctor | June 6, 2008 10:08 AM | Report abuse

Mark you're here! Huzzah!!

Despite my unalterable 'Englishness', I have to admit that, given the choice, I'd prefer Paris to London too. I'd like it even better without the Parisians!

IMVHO, what the Germans started, the City of London Corporation completed,with a total destruction of the mediaeval street plans and rampant overbuilding from the 50s through the 70s. While Paris retained it's charm, London lost most of it's forever.

Posted by: Redcoat | June 6, 2008 10:13 AM | Report abuse

I LOVE humidity. & heat.

Posted by: The AMAZING Dik Shuttle of the Fabulous ShuttleLOUNGE | June 6, 2008 10:14 AM | Report abuse

Like Reagan, I hate flawed political philosophies and platforms and not the people that maintain them.

Posted by: Barno | June 6, 2008 10:07 AM

You're wrong. Reagan didn't hate. He opposed, and he triumphed. But he was not a hater.

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 6, 2008 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Not a fan of heat and humidity, Mark? What do you use to mow that vast lawn of yours, one of those big tractors with an air conditioner?

I humbly submit that those of us traveling from the Pacific Northwest (hey look, it's rainy and in the 50's today in Portland!) will have a harder time adjusting to the frightful weather than you locals.

And I'm a "sweater."

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 10:17 AM | Report abuse

Captain CAAAAAAAve MAAAaaaaAAAaaAAAn!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gxf_-g3eT5s&feature=related

Posted by: Dik | June 6, 2008 10:17 AM | Report abuse

RC,

An extraordidnary amount of work and training has interfered with my RI avocation for the past month or so and will continue for awhile longer. Bosses just don't understand.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: | June 6, 2008 10:19 AM

was me.

Posted by: Mark in 21132 | June 6, 2008 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Like Reagan, I hate flawed political philosophies and platforms and not the people that maintain them.

Posted by: Barno | June 6, 2008 10:07 AM

You're wrong. Reagan didn't hate. He opposed, and he triumphed. But he was not a hater.

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 6, 2008 10:15 AM

No, you're wrong. I guarantee you that Reagan hated the legal snuffing out of an unborn child's life. Not saying that he hated the mother. He hated the "choice" and the flawed political philosophy. Just one example of many.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Built DC tough. Give me a 110 degree 80% humidity.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 10:20 AM | Report abuse

I LOVE humidity. & heat.

Posted by: The AMAZING Dik Shuttle of the Fabulous ShuttleLOUNGE | June 6, 2008 10:14 AM

That makes two: you and a thunderstorm.

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 6, 2008 10:21 AM | Report abuse

Does this statement:

"I have forgotten more Redskin "stuff" than you will ever acquire."

Really lend itself to this statement:

"My intention is to fellowship with all of my RI buddies this weekend."

And I never fellowship on the first date....

Posted by: chris laRry | June 6, 2008 10:22 AM | Report abuse

And, for the record, yet again I did not initiate the subject of politics here today. I know that I will be blamed, and I can accept that, but maybe you all need to take a look at yourselves once in a while.

Posted by: Barno | June 6, 2008 10:22 AM | Report abuse

TE,

Here I am.

Roks U lika HURRICANE!
_________________
'class of 90!

Posted by: Dik | June 6, 2008 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Class of 90 baby!!!!!!!

Posted by: chRis larry | June 6, 2008 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Maybe there's some sort of Barno-ring that gets passed down from Barno to Barno after years of training in secret. There is only one, but there is ALWAYS one, all throughout history.

Posted by: dlhaze | June 6, 2008 9:17 AM


Barno is the Dread Pirate Roberts of RI

Posted by: etrod | June 6, 2008 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Someday, I'll reunite with Buttercup.

Posted by: Barno | June 6, 2008 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Class of '90! Oh yeah!

The class you couldn't rhyme with anything!

(Can our 20th reunions really be two years from now? Holy moley...)

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Does this statement:

"I have forgotten more Redskin "stuff" than you will ever acquire."

Really lend itself to this statement:

"My intention is to fellowship with all of my RI buddies this weekend."

Posted by: chris laRry | June 6, 2008 10:22 AM

I was having trouble with "I have forgotten more..." What he's saying is that his memory's shot. Most people demonstrate expertise by what they remember, not what they forgot.

To quote the bard, "whateves..."

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 6, 2008 10:40 AM | Report abuse

'93 the class to be!

Posted by: etrod | June 6, 2008 10:43 AM | Report abuse

'65, few survive

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 10:46 AM | Report abuse

'02...we're a palindrome!

Posted by: swb | June 6, 2008 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Class of 2001! Were going on a Space Odyssey!

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 11:04 AM | Report abuse

'02...we're a palindrome!

Posted by: swb | June 6, 2008 11:01 AM

Never went to college... doesn't rhyme well!!

Posted by: Redcoat | June 6, 2008 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Or, my preferred comment.
Class of 2001, what do you mean we have to fix the mistakes of those idiots who came before us!

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 11:09 AM | Report abuse

5 TCCLs to everyone who can make it to the meet-up tomorrow.

5 TCCLs apiece for Jasno and Cindy, for agreeing to mingle with us unwashed masses.

5 preemptive TCCLs as a down payment for smooth, uneventful travel, for everyone coming into town from whatever distance for the meet-up

0 TCCLs for Mother Nature, for tornadoes, and heat and humidity, and such as

2 TCCLs to dealer for coming to the meet-up after hemming and hawing for the past two months. As if you weren't going to come to this shabingus, dude.

1,500 bonus points for everybody (just because I'm feeling really generous). Don't spend 'em all in one place!

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Oh are people doing college?

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 11:11 AM | Report abuse

High school or college class of's?

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

'41, we're almost done.

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 6, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

mine were HS. Who does college class of? besides 2005 does not bounce on anything. other then it has nice symmetry on a calculator.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

20th high school reunion this year!

Chia Pet- You going? They sent me a link with all the details. Let me know if you have/want it.

- 4-12

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Whoops, I meant my high school class year, Redcoat. That was '90 for me.

I see now that Dik at 10:23am was probably referring to his college graduation year. That was '93 for me. And you can rhyme with it, as etrod demonstrated.

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 11:14 AM | Report abuse

'41, we're almost done.

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 6, 2008 11:13 AM


What's that make you TE, 100?

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 11:14 AM | Report abuse

doh
my comment should have read 1000. As it was such as sarcasim
stupid keys not working from time to time.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Well, when you're a Blazer for HS (we HAD a football team?!?) and a 'Cane... you can see how I would be more psyched about my college years.

Besides - cuban women are hott.

Posted by: Dik | June 6, 2008 11:30 AM | Report abuse

I carry the wisdom of a 1000 year old, but surprisingly, I haven't even cracked 40 yet.

Posted by: Barno | June 6, 2008 11:33 AM | Report abuse

I carry the strenght of 300


GO SPARTA

Posted by: LIONITIS | June 6, 2008 11:37 AM | Report abuse

So many, easy cheep shots that i could take at that...

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Not practicing were Carlos Rogers, Shawn Springs, Vernon Fox, Kareem Moore, Erasmus James, Antwaan Randle El and Tyler Ecker. Rogers was running some pretty high-intensity sprints on the turf field. Rocky McIntosh again did limited work.

*Highlights from the 7-on-7 passing part practice: James Thrash beating Byron Westbrook for a long catch, a one-handed catch by Devin Thomas and two Malcolm Kelly catches -- beating Westbrook to catch a long ball from Jason Campbell and, moments later, catching a pass from Todd Collins on a stop-and-go route. Defensively, LaRon Landry intercepted a pass that was deflected off Santana Moss

Posted by: Greg | June 6, 2008 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Sounds like Westbrook still has coverage problems Greg!

Posted by: Redcoat | June 6, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

too bad about Westbrook. I would like to see that kid work out. Then again I said the same about Espy.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Westbrook is a bum

Posted by: Great One | June 6, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

too bad about Westbrook. I would like to see that kid work out. Then again I said the same about Espy.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 11:49 AM

So true....yet I tend to want to see all Redskins work out. Even the front office.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 11:52 AM | Report abuse

oh-fou you know

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 11:53 AM | Report abuse

So I wanted to show up at the Shabingus wearing a burgundy shirt with "beep beep" in gold letters...unfortunately neither the shirt or me attending the meet up were meant to be.

Maybe next time though. Have fun everyone!

Posted by: swb | June 6, 2008 11:58 AM | Report abuse

The deal is that we are about to experience something unheard of in American politics in the coming weeks and months.

An Osama / Hitlerly ticket will have far reaching consequences, ones that seep into every corner of our daily lives, including this one, like it or not.

I urge you all, and you in particular, Nate, to smell the coffee brewing and become involved in turning back the red tide that is about to overwhelm us all.

Posted by: Barno | June 5, 2008 2:05 PM


I wasn't sure I liked you Barno, but now I am sure. I absolutely do like you...

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

I urge you all, and you in particular, Nate, to smell the coffee brewing and become involved in turning back the red tide that is about to overwhelm us all.

Posted by: Barno | June 5, 2008 2:05 PM

I wasn't sure I liked you Barno, but now I am sure. I absolutely do like you...

Posted by: | June 6, 2008 12:02 PM

So, once again chrIs LarRy called it: Barno and one of the anons are the same guy.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Wow. Barno cuttin and pastin his own crap from an old thread onto this one. Just...Wow.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Hey Greg, I see yuou know where to get the real inside scoop.....

OWNED

Posted by: Elfin to da Post | June 6, 2008 12:08 PM | Report abuse

20th high school reunion this year!

Chia Pet- You going? They sent me a link with all the details. Let me know if you have/want it.

- 4-12

Posted by: | June 6, 2008 11:13 AM

My 10th is this year.

Posted by: 4th | June 6, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Anyone else falling in love with the crowd noise blog and he enchanting Lindsay Applebaum??????

I hope a comment of mine is featured soon!

Posted by: chris larry | June 6, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

I do like the notion that I am the one in particular whose nose must be pointed in the direction of this portentous smell of coffee brewing. What an honor. And me just a small-town sheriff's deputy. *sniff*

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

I don't think I'll do anymore reunions until I'm 50 or so.

The last one: Benny punched me out. Not fun. Oh & Rachel said she loved me 'a way back when' and a few months later my wife and I split up.

No, I don't think reunions are really what's called for here...

Me likey tha NOW!

Posted by: Dik | June 6, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEtZlR3zp4c&eurl=http://www.vietnamveteransagainstjohnmccain.com/

Posted by: | June 6, 2008 12:26 PM

I would watch it and I am sure its good, but I am boycotting anything by Brave new films. I know their staff and met Greenwald and I don't like them. They are not about these issues unless paid to be about them.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 12:40 PM | Report abuse

I am confused, John Mcain was war hero. after the war he embraces George bush a war dropout, he votes on a war that even the senate says was not necessary, he then is opposed to helping GI's with the new GI bill because it will cost to much. i could go on.

lets stay in Iraq for 100 years no matter the cost but I aint going to support the people who fought in the war by upping their benefits when they come.

Sounds like a great leader to me

Posted by: Great One | June 6, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Great One don't you get it. The whole structure of the US Military is down right Communist! How dare we give anyone in this country free medical care, a guaranteed wage, housing and food. What all this where the government assigns you to a specific job and tells you where to live and you have limited say in the matter.
Bolshevism shear Bolshevism!!! Now if there is one thing John McCain ain't gonna trust is commies.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 12:52 PM | Report abuse

Redskins Nation,

The worst kept secret in DC radio is now out!

Red Zebra Broadcasting has acquired three AM area stations, including Sports Talk 980 WTEM (read press release). I cannot tell you how pleased we all are to make these acquisitions and will continue to bring you great sports radio as we grow Redskins Radio. Be sure to stay tuned in over the coming weeks to find out more about our exciting plans to bring you the most compelling sports talk programming and play-by-play of your favorite teams...

We are excited to be acquiring a plethora of talent, not to mention one of the most legendary and heritage sports radio stations in the country. As always, we hope you'll get a kick out of today's Redskins interviews and pictures, plus a few more goodies we have piled in the blast for you.

If you have anything on your mind, I would be happy to respond as always to your thoughts on Redskins Radio and our good fortune as we grow sports radio to new heights in DC!

Best,

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VP of Operations
Redskins Radio
glasgowd@redskins.com

Posted by: 4th | June 6, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

I like a good commie joke!

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 12:55 PM | Report abuse

it's almost comical watching you liberals stew in your own misery. I feel some sorrow for you, but there is a unmistakeable humor factor that exists. Conflicting emotions, yet so profound and real.

Posted by: Barno | June 6, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Anyone read Swingali's article on the 980 thing today? Great 250 word breakdown of the issue of Snyder and criticism.

And everyone likes a good Commie joke, even stalin did :-)

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Boo Liberals!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 12:59 PM | Report abuse

To be fair, I would be classified as: A Populist Socially Responsible Libertarian Redskins Fan.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 1:01 PM | Report abuse

it's almost comical watching you Populist Socially Responsible Libertarians stew in your own misery. I feel some sorrow for you, but there is a unmistakeable humor factor that exists. Conflicting emotions, yet so profound and real.

Posted by: Barno | June 6, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Im confused, we signed legislation against russia for them to take down that wall, but we want to put a wall up between mexico.

that doesnt seem two faced. you cant have a wall but we can.

Posted by: Great One | June 6, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

"Great" one.....you're always confused. Just get used to it

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Shanbingus rulz
Politics drooooolz

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Social responsibility and libertarianism USED to be conservative values. Then came the neoconservatives. From what I can gather, the prefix "neo-" is hyper-Executive privilegianism for "not".

Posted by: dcsween | June 6, 2008 1:07 PM | Report abuse

GO, the reason we cant get the wall up on the border is because the mega corps we want to hire to do it all want to use mexican labor.

Barno, I don't stew in self misery, I stew in beer and whisky. Your the one who needs to use racism and anti-semitism to bash a candidate you don't like.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

just making a point of how confusing conservatives are, they say one thing and then do another.

Posted by: Great One | June 6, 2008 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Shanbingus rulz
Politics drooooolz

Posted by: | June 6, 2008 1:07 PM


and yet the liberals and other gibberish parties with no platform keep bringing politics up and then complaining when the blog takes on a political discussion. Perhaps manic depression or schizophrenia is to blame.

Posted by: Barno | June 6, 2008 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Sween is somewhat correct, Neo-Conserviatisim most correctly means, heavy authoritarian governments who do not want to regulate the market rather openly practice favoritism with particular sectors of it.

As opposed to Communism which means heavy authoritarian governments who do not want to regulate the market rather openly control particular sectors of it.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Great One...read up a bit on the "wall" before trying to comment intelligently on it.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

4/12, aka .250. aka Dan Snyder,

Please do NOT send me that link on the 20th reunion. I have no interest in attending, other than to settle old scores, perhaps.

As you remember, I wasn't exactly one of the popular kids. I really have no fond memories of Gaithersburg High School that do NOT involve ditching class, smoking weed, or tripping on blotter acid.

Have fun, though...

Posted by: Chia Pet | June 6, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

What Chia just said could come from any one classified as a "Insider blogger"

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 1:18 PM | Report abuse

how can someone who tell me to read up on the wall not take the time to explain it themselves. I have read up on the wall, maybe it is you that has not read up which has led to your childish response.

time for your after luch nap, give me a response after your recess is over. talk to you later kickball king

Posted by: Great One | June 6, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

John McCain likes and after-lech nap.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Just how exactly does a ceramic chia-pet smoke weed? I thought that you were pretty much hollow, no?? Where are your lungs?

Posted by: Greg | June 6, 2008 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Which wall GO? I like Pink Floyd's "The Wall". We should just blast that along the borders that will make sure only the right type of people are coming across.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

I thought The Owner (Mr. Snyder) attended Wootten High School, not Gaithersburg.

Posted by: dcsween | June 6, 2008 1:26 PM | Report abuse

LENGTH: 30 seconds

AIRING: Iowa, Michigan, Colorado, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.

SCRIPT: McCain: "Only a fool or a fraud talks tough or romantically about war. When I was five years old, my father left for war. My grandfather came home from war and died the next day. I was shot down over Vietnam and spent five years as a POW. Some of the friends I served with never came home. I hate war. And I know how terrible its costs are. I'm running for president to keep the country I love safe. I'm John McCain, and I approve this message."


My point is proven, he says he hates war but wants to stay in war.

Posted by: Great One | June 6, 2008 1:27 PM | Report abuse

You can you make a bong out of a chia pet. Cha Cha Cha *cough* chia.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 1:27 PM | Report abuse

What Chia just said could come from any one classified as a "Insider blogger"

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 1:18 PM

-------------

Not really, Alex.

Nate was the QB of the varsity football team, president of the student body, and captain of the both the debate and chess teams.

Nate was also actively involved with the German Honor Society, Ping Pong Club, Olympics of the Mind, the Math Team, and the Junior Academy of Sciences.

Not to mention his role on the Show Choir...

Posted by: Chia Pet | June 6, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Barno is proof that misery loves company.

Rather than sulk on his own he would rather try to make everyone else as miserable as he is we approach the total collapse of the Republican hegemony.

And what did they achieve with all that power of the last 10 years or so Barno?

Oh that's right: to destroy America's unique position as a force for good in the world, a pointless, interminable costly war designed by the people it benefits most (that's you "Dick"), enough national debt to take until the end of time to pay it off, record foreclosures, climate issues, an energy policy written by the people it benefits most (that's you and your buddies "Dick"), an Imperial Presidency that seriously eroded every citizen's civil liberties, and $4 a gallon fuel, possibly forever from now on.

Great work guys!! Don't forget to pardon yourselves on the way out the door.

See, now look Barno. You've made me grumpy too. Congratulations.

Posted by: Redcoat | June 6, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Chia, my green-afro'd ceramic friend- I should have been more clear. Yes, I have the info. But, like you, I have zero zip zilch interest in going.

- 4-12

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Jason Reid,
There are bumper stickers out here in the PDX that say: "Keep Portland Weird." I say to you keep Redskins Unrestricted, umm well, kitsch, or whatever.

Don't loose that Blair Witch Vibe. Maybe a PDiddy hamster wheel intro to start and some over the top Redskins Unrestricted graphic.

Speak in conspiratorial terms, make it satirical if you want. The whole Ministry of Truth out at Redskins Park is comical, treat it for what it is.

Have fun. Interview players (deep undercover, maybe shot in silhouettes, with voices distorted) CP's comics come to mind too.

Content, sure sprinkle some content in there too. Maybe start by letting us get to know some of the lesser known players, or maybe that janitor that was doing so well a few years back. He may be in the mail room by now.

Above all be careful, someone may be following you.

Posted by: Stumped | June 6, 2008 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Mathlete?

Posted by: dlhaze | June 6, 2008 1:30 PM | Report abuse

I thought The Owner (Mr. Snyder) attended Wootten High School, not Gaithersburg.

Posted by: dcsween | June 6, 2008 1:26 PM

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All part of the misinformation campaign, Sween.

4/12, aka .250, is Dan Snyder.

You'll see soon enough...

Posted by: Chia Pet | June 6, 2008 1:32 PM | Report abuse

And the worst of this is, I've always been considered a conservative* !


* note the small 'c'

Posted by: Redcoat | June 6, 2008 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Redcoat, global climate wierding has been a trend for much longer than the past ten years ... more like a trend since the start of the Industrial Revolution.

Posted by: dcsween | June 6, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

I was just sayin that well lets face it for many of the world, High School = flying hormones, violent mood swings and the miss understanding of the concepts of social status as "important".

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

I say to you Mr Synder, Tear down this wall.

Posted by: Stumped | June 6, 2008 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Of course you're right Sween, but spending almost 10 years denying it's existence and implementing policies designed (for the most part) to accelerate it isn't entirely helpful...

Posted by: Redcoat | June 6, 2008 1:35 PM | Report abuse

I've had to step away from my desk for the past few days (funeral, burial, then child care) ... did I miss the Skins jibba (half Skins, half jibba jabba) about the new safety from Oakland? Were there peeps up here local to Oakland who weighed in? Can I get a summary on whether Schweigert seems like he could have the chops to beat out Doughty? Any dope on why he LOST his starting position mid-season last year? [Seems like the Skins just picked up someone else from Oakland ... someone other than Kevin Huntley ... who am I missing? I was wondering whether Oakland's D is to Greg Blache what Chicago's D was to Gregg W.]

Posted by: dcsween | June 6, 2008 1:37 PM | Report abuse

... miss understanding of the concepts ...

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 1:34 PM

Like the award they gave regarding the concepts of maps, such as?

Posted by: dcsween | June 6, 2008 1:38 PM | Report abuse

dude from oakland, can play. hard hitter and a ball hawk. fell out of favor in oakland because they wanted more speed. the guy is not slow they just wanted to build their defense based on speed more than skill.

Posted by: Great One | June 6, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

4-12,

The only other reason I'd like to attend the reunion is to see how the stuck up cheerleaders have aged;

Julie Arnold, Cathy Hamm, Stacie Harris, Shannon King, Kelli Sample...

Posted by: Chia Pet | June 6, 2008 1:42 PM | Report abuse


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_coast_offense
Nice summary here for those of us who are generally un- or mis-informed.

Posted by: Stumped | June 6, 2008 1:44 PM | Report abuse

record foreclosures - um...how exactly is this the fault of the Government again? Might I suggest starting with the banking industry on that one. Or heck, better yet, how about actually UNDERSTANDING what a mortgage is before you sign on the bottom line. Typical liberal thought process. "I'm over my head, and can't afford this house, so the GOVERNMENT is to blame for not stepping in and helping me"

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 1:44 PM | Report abuse

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.

STRONG HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE REGION THROUGH THE WEEKEND... RESULTING IN TEMPERATURES CLIMBING INTO THE 90S ACROSS MUCH OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA AND NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MARYLAND...INCLUDING THE WASHINGTON DC AND BALTIMORE METRO AREAS. THESE HOT TEMPERATURES COMBINED WITH HIGH DEW POINTS WILL BRING HEAT INDEX VALUES ABOVE 100 DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY. HEAT INDEX VALUES MAY APPROACH 110. HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE EAST ON MONDAY...BRINGING COOLER TEMPERATURES TO THE REGION FOR THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS... STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.

Posted by: NWS | June 6, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

record foreclosures - um...how exactly is this the fault of the Government again?

Posted by: | June 6, 2008 1:44 PM

Try asking Phil Gramm, he can explain. But remind him to use words of one syllable for you....

Posted by: Redcoat | June 6, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Here is what I have read from fanboys of oakland about the new safety:

Good guy. Not a trouble maker. Team player, tends to dive tackle too much. Got knocked out of his starting spot because of missed tackles but not entirely his fault due the Oakland's lack of a front seven.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

record foreclosures - um...how exactly is this the fault of the Government again? Might I suggest starting with the banking industry on that one. Or heck, better yet, how about actually UNDERSTANDING what a mortgage is before you sign on the bottom line. Typical liberal thought process. "I'm over my head, and can't afford this house, so the GOVERNMENT is to blame for not stepping in and helping me"
Posted by: | June 6, 2008 1:44 PM

I'm not really responding to this because an anon posted it, but HERE HERE! When you signed your f-ing mortgage for the house you couldn't afford, maybe you should have asked what an adjustable rate mortgage is........you dumb-a$$ sjk-head. Don't blame the govt because you overpaid for a house you can't afford, and don't expect my tax dollars to bail your sjk out of it. Morons.......

Posted by: dlhaze | June 6, 2008 1:50 PM | Report abuse

DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS... STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.

Posted by: NWS | June 6, 2008 1:45 PM

Beer is a fluid right & I assume the Bar has AC ?

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 1:50 PM | Report abuse

For those that can connect to the Youtubes, here is Schweigert marmalising Tony Gnozalez.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dj_ADC5_omE

That hit should bring back good, but sad, memories of Redskins safety play.

Posted by: Redcoat | June 6, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Try asking Phil Gramm, he can explain. But remind him to use words of one syllable for you....

Posted by: Redcoat | June 6, 2008 1:46 PM


Oh, so instead of formulating an original thought, you just regurgitate the company line, and then try and insult me.

If things are so bad, the unemployment rate must be at an all time high right?

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Time Out!

Red Flag!

Posted by: Chia Pet | June 6, 2008 1:53 PM | Report abuse

dl, I have to agree with you. I'm not the brightest bulb there is, but when it came to paying thousands of dollars a month, I made sure that I "got it" when it came to my mortgage.

But then, I think that the Government spending money on the prison system is a waste too. What do I know.

Posted by: Greg | June 6, 2008 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Umm...

June 6 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. lost jobs for a fifth month and the unemployment rate rose by the most in more than two decades, as an influx of students into the workforce drove the biggest jump in teenage joblessness since at least 1948.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601068&sid=a_IJt9DYmppg&refer=home

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Chia, are you penalizing someone or do you want a replay review?

Posted by: dlhaze | June 6, 2008 1:56 PM | Report abuse

I have no 'company line' and unlike some I don't need people to give me my talking points or tell me what to think.

I'm happy to base my opinions on research and questioning, something to do with my background in sciences and technology. And when I'm wrong - which at times I am - I change my mind, what do you do?

If an original thought attempted to cross your mind it would die of loneliness long before it flew out your other ear.

I'm done with you anon. Be happy.

Posted by: Redcoat | June 6, 2008 1:56 PM | Report abuse

I'm still curious as to where a chia-pets lungs are?

Also, making a bong out of a chia-pet, that would involve putting your lips on either end of the chia-pet right?

Posted by: Greg | June 6, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

What Chia just said could come from any one classified as a "Insider blogger"

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 1:18 PM

very true.....a bunch of bitter misers who don't fit well in society and complain incessantly about their past, present, and future.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Still waiting to hear how its the fault of the Gov't regarding foreclosures??

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 2:00 PM | Report abuse

My marriage...

Miss calculated

Posted by: SMACK | June 6, 2008 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Help!! There's a rumo(u)r spreading that the Fins are interested in Terry Glenn. Aaargh!!

Posted by: Redcoat | June 6, 2008 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Greg if I remember correctly the hole is in the top center of the back.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 2:02 PM | Report abuse

"DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS... STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN..."

check... check... check...

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Alex, if its all the same, I'm passing on the "chia-pet bong".

Posted by: Greg | June 6, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

See I m smrt. I will be wearing a jersy, it is nice ventilated

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 2:05 PM | Report abuse

SMACK, I still haven't figured out how you managed to be married to my first wife at the same time as I was.

Although 1.0 was a fan of 'Quantum Leap', so maybe she had a time-machine thingie or something?

Posted by: Redcoat | June 6, 2008 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Alex, if its all the same, I'm passing on the "chia-pet bong".

Posted by: Greg | June 6, 2008 2:04 PM

Just make sure to pass to the left.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 2:06 PM | Report abuse

UGH,

Really not looking to jump in here, but the Goverment's culpability comes from drastic deregulation that allows banks/junk mortgage brokers to make fast money playing loose with mortgages etc. That made the back end buying and selling of mortgages get rich scams. Very similar to Savings & Loans in 80's, Enron energy speculation in the 90's/00's and what some believe to be price speculation on oil which has lead to price increase.

So when lobbyists for companies of interest "buy" congressmen (often of both parties to cover bases, but since K street project mostly Rep) that ensure deregulation and corporate friendly laws, they get abused and we get "trickledown"

But whateves what do I know!

Posted by: chris larrY | June 6, 2008 2:07 PM | Report abuse

It is not just the goverments fault. when something goes wrong it can be more than one person at fault. it is the goverments fault for not monitoring predatory lending more closely to help prevent the rapid inflation. it is the consumers fault for not educating themselves on what a mortgage is, and what utilities are. most people could not afford the mortgage and the utilities. and it is the fault of the real estae industry for not self governing itself better of it sales tactics.

Posted by: Great One | June 6, 2008 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Help!! There's a rumo(u)r spreading that the Fins are interested in Terry Glenn. Aaargh!!

Posted by: Redcoat | June 6, 2008 2:01 PM

Coat, are they setting up some sort of museum of the unsubstantiated medical ailment?

Terry Glenn = Miss Diagnosed

Posted by: SMACK | June 6, 2008 2:10 PM | Report abuse

CL,
You need to translate that into neo-con speak.
----
UGH, 9/11

Really not looking to jump in 9/11 here, but the Goverment's culpability comes from drastic deregulation that allows banks/junk mortgage brokers to make fast money playing loose with mortgages etc. That made the back end buying and selling of mortgages get rich scams. TERRORISM Very similar to Savings & 9/11 Loans in 80's, 9/11 Enron TERRORISM energy speculation in the 90's/00's and what some believe to be price speculation on oil which has lead to price increase.

So when lobbyists for companies of interest "buy" congressmen (often of both parties to cover bases, but since K street project mostly Rep) that 9/11 9/11 9/11 ensure deregulation and corporate friendly laws, they get abused and we get "trickledown" TERRORISM 9/11 9/11 TERRORISM

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 2:11 PM | Report abuse

My attempt was to answer the question with my (perhaps) limited knowledge not engage in partisan rant....

Posted by: chris larry | June 6, 2008 2:13 PM | Report abuse

I want George W. Bush to lick my taint.

Posted by: Kyle Log | June 6, 2008 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Coat, are they setting up some sort of museum of the unsubstantiated medical ailment?

Terry Glenn = Miss Diagnosed

Posted by: SMACK | June 6, 2008 2:10 PM

Must be SMACK. I can't believe Parcells could be interested in Her!

Posted by: Redcoat | June 6, 2008 2:15 PM | Report abuse

cl, the bottom line is that the person signing the mortgage needs to have an understanding of what they're putting their name on. Its called PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY.

Don't sign if you don't understand.

Posted by: Greg | June 6, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

My ears are ringing.

Posted by: LaVar | June 6, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Greg, I agree to a point....but that is a beyond a simplistic way to look at a complex problem....its way more than just that....and the foreclosures aren't just happening to poor people.

Posted by: chris larry | June 6, 2008 2:19 PM | Report abuse

look whateves...these discussions on RI are a joke....sorry I said anything...

Posted by: chris larry | June 6, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

I do agree with Greg. I also agree that the banks should not get a bail out either, they were making high risk bets on the market and economy with these types of mortgages. All three parties bare some responsibility for a big cluster F*.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Redcoat, global climate wierding has been a trend for much longer than the past ten years ... more like a trend since the start of the Industrial Revolution.

Posted by: dcsween | June 6, 2008 1:33 PM

Actually, the climate warming trend has been going on since the "end" of the last Ice Age. A little research reveals that glaciers, for example, have only existed as a result of these "ice ages", and that the normal condition of the Earth is to have no glaciers. The same is true of polar ice caps; that is, their presence is the exception, rather than the rule.

The harsh reality is that even in the total absence of humans, the Earth's climate has periodically warmed and then cooled. The statistical truth is that the current state of climate can be accurately described as "post-glaciation", and the prospects are good that warming will continue for the next 10,000 years or so, regardless of any feeble attempts made by mankind. The Earth has always had a dynamic climate, and the lame attempts by political pinheads to claim we have the power to regulate climate change are both despicable and dangerous.

Climate change is the reality of the dynamic system that is Earth. It will happen in spite of us, and in the absence of us. The Earth, if it had "consciousness", would barely be aware of our presence, and its self-correcting systems will wipe all trace of humanity away, given the opportunity to do so in the future.

Posted by: Dr. Frost | June 6, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

How old is Glenn?

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

How old is Glenn?

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 2:21 PM

Do you mean Terry or John Alex?

Posted by: Redcoat | June 6, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

I think that Glenn rather demurely lists 'her'* age as being "over 21" in 'her'* bio, but I think 'she'* is actually 30.

* Copyright ParcellsTrashTalk Enterprises

Posted by: Redcoat | June 6, 2008 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Eh there both in AARP aren't they?

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 2:25 PM | Report abuse

I got 'cha global warming rite hea:

Dishonest Political Tampering with the Science on Global Warming

Written By: Christopher Monckton, Denpasar, Bali
Published In: News Releases
Publication Date: December 5, 2007

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As a contributor to the IPCC's 2007 report, I share the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore. Yet I and many of my peers in the British House of Lords - through our hereditary element the most independent-minded of lawmakers - profoundly disagree on fundamental scientific grounds with both the IPCC and my co-laureate's alarmist movie An Inconvenient Truth, which won this year's Oscar for Best Sci-Fi Comedy Horror.

Two detailed investigations by Committees of the House confirm that the IPCC has deliberately, persistently and prodigiously exaggerated not only the effect of greenhouse gases on temperature but also the environmental consequences of warmer weather.

My contribution to the 2007 report illustrates the scientific problem. The report's first table of figures - inserted by the IPCC's bureaucrats after the scientists had finalized the draft, and without their consent - listed four contributions to sea-level rise. The bureaucrats had multiplied the effect of melting ice from the Greenland and West Antarctic Ice Sheets by 10.

The result of this dishonest political tampering with the science was that the sum of the four items in the offending table was more than twice the IPCC's published total. Until I wrote to point out the error, no one had noticed. The IPCC, on receiving my letter, quietly corrected, moved and relabeled the erroneous table, posting the new version on the internet and earning me my Nobel prize.

The shore-dwellers of Bali need not fear for their homes. The IPCC now says the combined contribution of the two great ice-sheets to sea-level rise will be less than seven centimeters after 100 years, not seven meters imminently, and that the Greenland ice sheet (which thickened by 50 cm between 1995 and 2005) might only melt after several millennia, probably by natural causes, just as it last did 850,000 years ago. Gore, mendaciously assisted by the IPCC bureaucracy, had exaggerated a hundredfold.

Recently a High Court judge in the UK listed nine of the 35 major scientific errors in Gore's movie, saying they must be corrected before innocent schoolchildren can be exposed to the movie. Gore's exaggeration of sea-level rise was one.

Others being peddled at the Bali conference are that man-made "global warming" threatens polar bears and coral reefs, caused Hurricane Katrina, shrank Lake Chad, expanded the actually-shrinking Sahara, etc.

At the very heart of the IPCC's calculations lurks an error more serious than any of these. The IPCC says: "The CO2 radiative forcing increased by 20 percent during the last 10 years (1995-2005)." Radiative forcing quantifies increases in radiant energy in the atmosphere, and hence in temperature. The atmospheric concentration of CO2 in 1995 was 360 parts per million. In 2005 it was just 5percent higher, at 378 ppm. But each additional molecule of CO2 in the air causes a smaller radiant-energy increase than its predecessor. So the true increase in radiative forcing was 1 percent, not 20 percent. The IPCC has exaggerated the CO2 effect 20-fold.

Why so large and crucial an exaggeration? Answer: the IPCC has repealed the fundamental physicalthe Stefan-Boltzmann equation - that converts radiant energy to temperature. Without this equation, no meaningful calculation of the effect of radiance on temperature can be done. Yet the 1,600 pages of the IPCC's 2007 report do not mention it once.

The IPCC knows of the equation, of course. But it is inconvenient. It imposes a strict (and very low) limit on how much greenhouse gases can increase temperature. At the Earth's surface, you can add as much greenhouse gas as you like (the "surface forcing"), and the temperature will scarcely respond.

That is why all of the IPCC's computer models predict that 10km above Bali, in the tropical upper troposphere, temperature should be rising two or three times as fast as it does at the surface. Without that tropical upper-troposphere "hot-spot", the Stefan-Boltzmann law ensures that surface temperature cannot change much.

For half a century we have been measuring the temperature in the upper atmosphere - and it has been changing no faster than at the surface. The IPCC knows this, too. So it merely declares that its computer predictions are right and the real-world measurements are wrong. Next time you hear some scientifically-illiterate bureaucrat say, "The science is settled", remember this vital failure of real-world observations to confirm the IPCC's computer predictions. The IPCC's entire case is built on a guess that the absent hot-spot might exist.

Even if the Gore/IPCC exaggerations were true, which they are not, the economic cost of trying to mitigate climate change by trying to cut our emissions through carbon trading and other costly market interferences would far outweigh any possible climatic benefit.

The international community has galloped lemming-like over the cliff twice before. Twenty years ago the UN decided not to regard AIDS as a fatal infection. Carriers of the disease were not identified and isolated. Result: 25 million deaths in poor countries.

Thirty-five years ago the world decided to ban DDT, the only effective agent against malaria. Result: 40 million deaths in poor countries. The World Health Organization lifted the DDT ban on Sept. 15 last year. It now recommends the use of DDT to control malaria. Dr. Arata Kochi of the WHO said that politics could no longer be allowed to stand in the way of the science and the data. Amen to that.

If we take the heroically stupid decisions now on the table at Bali, it will once again be the world's poorest people who will die unheeded in their tens of millions, this time for lack of the heat and light and power and medical attention which we in the West have long been fortunate enough to take for granted.

If we deny them the fossil-fuelled growth we have enjoyed, they will remain poor and, paradoxically, their populations will continue to increase, making the world's carbon footprint very much larger in the long run.

As they die, and as global temperature continues to fail to rise in accordance with the IPCC's laughably-exaggerated predictions, the self-congratulatory rhetoric that is the hallmark of the now-useless, costly, corrupt UN will again be near-unanimously parroted by lazy, unthinking politicians and journalists who ought to have done their duty by the poor but are now - for the third time in three decades - failing to speak up for those who are about to die.

My fellow-participants, there is no climate crisis. The correct policy response to a non-problem is to have the courage to do nothing. Take courage! Do nothing, and save the world's poor from yet another careless, UN-driven slaughter.

Posted by: Dik | June 6, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Eh there both in AARP aren't they?

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 6, 2008 2:25 PM

Careful there Alex, some of us are closer to joining that than you you know!

Speaking for myself I can't wait to get my introductory high-waisted pants, money-off coupons to Motel 6 and complementary copy of "I can't drive 25" by Sammy Hagaaaaaaaaaar.* I'm already planning my first trip to Branson, MO!!

* Redcoat Enterprises apologizes if these flippant remarks offend anyone.

Posted by: Redcoat | June 6, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

My perspective is that I, Greg Marino, am responsible for Greg Marino's mortgage. If some slick talking Real Estate agent got me to buy a home WAY out of my realm, and some bank WAY over mortgaged me, shame on me for not doing some simple math and figuring out that I can't afford my house. And if that scenario is true, and I can't make the payments, then this is a business, and its cold and calculated and I should lose that house.

If I lose my job tomorrow, which I hope I don't, then it is I, Greg Marino's PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY to get another job, so that I can have a roof over my head, and can feed my kids. If that job happens to be slinging slop to pigs, then so be it, because its putting food on the table.

Maybe it was my upbringing, but you do what you have to do, to earn a living. No matter what. I'm of heathly mind and body, no reason I should be looking for a handout. We've become a LAZY society.


(steps off soapbox)

Posted by: Greg | June 6, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Maybe it was my upbringing, but you do what you have to do, to earn a living. No matter what.

(steps off soapbox)

Posted by: Greg | June 6, 2008 2:31 PM

****************************************

So, than you have no beef with people who deal drugs to make a living

Posted by: Roger | June 6, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Time for a new thread! Anything will do!! Thanks!!!

Posted by: Curzon417 | June 6, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

This blog is on fire!

Posted by: not "Who farted? This blog stinks! | June 6, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad cL jumped in to clarify the government's responsibility to (ahem) govern.

And to even regulate financial institutions.

(Go ahead call me a communist)

Posted by: Stumped | June 6, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Looks like you won't have to speculate about whether Jason Taylor would or would not be a good thing in DC.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=Al3KVStioQ3ZY_NyuwTxn9lDubYF?slug=ap-dolphins-parcells&prov=ap&type=lgns

Speaking personally I would have liked the chance to see him play more often!!

Posted by: Redcoat | June 6, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Duly note Greg, Greg duly noted. If only the world worked as simply as your world view...

Posted by: chris lArry | June 6, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

So,

4-12 & Chia, you both graduated from GBurg in '88. Springbrook (my alma mater) must have owned you guys in football back then, huh?

Posted by: 4th | June 6, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Any team that signs Glenn has been badly Miss-Taken.

The miss thing doesn't stand a chance against the specter of global warming eh.

Posted by: SMACK | June 6, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Yeah Roger thats what I'm saying. You nailed it

Thanks for putting that out there.

Posted by: Greg | June 6, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Guys, I've been as guilty as any of keeping this bickering going, but can't we find something less divisive to discuss?

Where's another sucky RI video when you need one!!!

Posted by: Redcoat | June 6, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Former Bears safety Archuleta visits Titans

The Titans hosted four safeties at Baptist Sports Park on Thursday, including long-time NFL starter Adam Archuleta. Archuleta, 30, was recently released by the Chicago Bears after one season. He had spent 2006 with the Washington Redskins, signing a big free-agent contract, and before that the previous five seasons with the St. Louis Rams. The Titans are potentially in the market for special teams help and adding someone at strong safety to play behind Chris Hope.

-- Nashville City Paper

Posted by: 4th | June 6, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

"No matter what. I'm of heathly mind and body, no reason I should be looking for a handout. We've become a LAZY society."

Speaking of heathl, do you know anyone who can't afford heathl insurance? You know the hard working kind of people, salt of the earth types.

Even, if you have insurance have you read the fine print?

Draw you own conclusions.

Posted by: Stumped | June 6, 2008 2:46 PM | Report abuse

cl, explain to me how my mortgage is someone elses problem?

Posted by: Greg | June 6, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

My perspective is that I, Greg Marino, am responsible for Greg Marino's mortgage. If some slick talking Real Estate agent got me to buy a home WAY out of my realm, and some bank WAY over mortgaged me, shame on me for not doing some simple math and figuring out that I can't afford my house. And if that scenario is true, and I can't make the payments, then this is a business, and its cold and calculated and I should lose that house.

If I lose my job tomorrow, which I hope I don't, then it is I, Greg Marino's PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY to get another job, so that I can have a roof over my head, and can feed my kids. If that job happens to be slinging slop to pigs, then so be it, because its putting food on the table.

Maybe it was my upbringing, but you do what you have to do, to earn a living. No matter what. I'm of heathly mind and body, no reason I should be looking for a handout. We've become a LAZY society.


(steps off soapbox)

Posted by: Greg | June 6, 2008 2:31 PM

Greg....you probably don't want my respect or endorsement, but it is refreshing to see someone on this blog who has a clue.

Posted by: Barno | June 6, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse

all hail the

BEEP BEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse

4th--

Nice find on the Archuleta article, but next time if you're going to sneak something "football related" into this blog could you give me a spoiler alert so I can skip on to the mortgage/global warming/political hate posts that this blog is known for?

Baptist Sports Park? Do you have to convert to play there?

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 6, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Barno, I have no problem with you giving me props for my views. I appreciate it.

Posted by: Greg | June 6, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

what does anyone feel about signing rosevelt colvin for a year until we draft some young linebackers next year?

Posted by: Great One | June 6, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Well since many of my neighbors can't pay their mortgages due to predatory lending practices, a glut of houses on the market will result in me losing tens of thousands of dollars in equity, and prevent me from being able to sell.

My problem!

Posted by: SMACK | June 6, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

smack, whose fault is it that they can't pay their mortgages?

Posted by: Greg | June 6, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

I'm with Greg. Get job. Don't buy stuff you can't afford.

Posted by: dlhaze | June 6, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

I just don't understand the mind set that because I can't afford my home, thats the governments fault?? Its simple math. If you make LESS than your mortgage, you're an idiot, and you don't understand the concept of a mortgage, and probably shouldn't be buying a home.

Posted by: Greg | June 6, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Politics Raging!
Thread no fun at all today
Next thread is better

Posted by: Redcoat | June 6, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

A treehouse I see
Maybe we can post enough
To bury the dross?

Posted by: Redcoat | June 6, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Don't know nuthin' bout haiku
But let's keep going strong, brother.
Bury dross, TD Santana Moss

Posted by: not haiku man | June 6, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Treehouse by MaxGain
More than four hours for sure.
Difficult to stand.

Posted by: RedMoat | June 6, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

The Reds are coming!
First we take over this post
Thence to RFD!!

Posted by: Redcoat | June 6, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Moat and Coat need Boat
This post OWNED, RFD next.
Beer me, Shabingus.

Posted by: RedMoat | June 6, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Did somebody call?
'Boat is present and correct
The gang is all here!

Posted by: RedBoat | June 6, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Redcoat must fly home
But hopes to see Moat and Boat
Tomorrow for beer!

Posted by: Redcoat | June 6, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Aye, Coat will see Moat
Waiting on reply from Boat
One more time, I'll stand

Posted by: RedMoat | June 6, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

If this be the end
Of Coats and Moats and Boats, Red -
I'll say, Cheerio!

Posted by: RedOat | June 6, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Love the video feed. Could you maybe give us a report on how the 2-3 rounders are looking?

Posted by: KGrevey | June 8, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Great to meet you 'Moat
Good times and good company
Shabingus was fun!

Posted by: Redcoat | June 9, 2008 10:08 AM | Report abuse

Silly old Redcoat
Going on and on and on;
Ain't no futbol match

Posted by: RedOat | June 9, 2008 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Oat calls Coat 'silly'
Yet both are here 'in the past'
While blog marches on!

Posted by: Redcoat | June 9, 2008 11:47 AM | Report abuse

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