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Fenty on Bringing Back the Redskins

Sorry to interrupt. Wanted to pass along that over on The League Mark Maske has Mayor Fenty's comments yesterday about getting the Redskins back in D.C. here.

By Emilio Garcia-Ruiz  |  October 10, 2008; 10:39 AM ET
 
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Posted by: TheTruth11 | October 10, 2008 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Fentys speaking in crazy tounges again, not a good sign.

Posted by: Stu27 | October 10, 2008 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Anyone else notice that this is posted in the future?

Posted by: tekman13 | October 10, 2008 10:27 AM | Report abuse

I've been pretty much on board with everything the Z-Man has done so far from the giddy-up

Wow how soon we forget. JLC you wasn't with Zorn and blast the front office when he was pick as HC. Sounds like you been hanging out with McCain.

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | October 10, 2008 10:27 AM | Report abuse

I really hope it goes back to DC. If I never have to go over the Wilson Bridge again it will be too soon.

Posted by: Gweez | October 10, 2008 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Now that Ben Nighthorse Campbell is no longer in Congress, we might be able to get the team back to DC. That was a big issue last time around - remember, everything in DC has to go through Congress, so one person, from nowhere near DC can derail a project.

I'm all for it - it's what they should have done the first time around.

Posted by: suzannepdc | October 10, 2008 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Washington Redskins should relocate to Augusta, GA!

Posted by: TheTruth11 | October 10, 2008 10:44 AM | Report abuse

Suz, dice worries me. He's only made it past the 8th inning twice. He'll throw his usual 400 pitches, but only make it to the 5th.

Pedrioa worries me too...

Posted by: BeantownGreg | October 10, 2008 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Washington Redskins should relocate to Augusta, GA!

Posted by: TheTruth11 | October 10, 2008 10:44 AM

Boooooo!

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 10, 2008 10:49 AM | Report abuse

I am a big perponant of building a stadium in the district. But I have the following things I would like to see.
1. build a stadium that DC can take pride in like the roman coliseaum was. Make it look monumental, they messed that chance with Nat's Park. Think Columbs and statues through out.
2. No permanent dome, football needs weather, but if we could get some kind of retractable roof or (and stealing this from the romans) a cloth roof that can be retracted.
3. Must hold 5,000 more than cowboys stadium.
4. Metro enterance tunnels into the stadium.
5. No corporate sponsor name outside. Call it New RFK Memorial Stadium or something.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 10, 2008 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Yes and Lot 8 must me keep, that is the greatest tailgate spot on the face of the planet!

Posted by: Stu27 | October 10, 2008 10:56 AM | Report abuse

I would also build a special area for Rail gating so metro riders can enjoy the time before the games.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 10, 2008 10:59 AM | Report abuse

After the NFC Championship win against Dallas in 1982 my father and I walked from the Stadium back into the District (the Metro was too crowded and we didn't feel like being inside.). People were hanging out of their houses, horns were honking, and the whole town was cheering...for hours. It was one of the greatest days of my life and, now, I wish that my son and I get to have a moment like that again.

Bring it back, sell that soul-less bowl to the University of Maryland, and give us something to get teary-eyed about every time we drive by again.

Hail

Posted by: terlin1 | October 10, 2008 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Greg - Just gotta have the faith. Hopefully he'll be nice and rested from these few days off and ready to go. But I am a bit nervous too.

Posted by: suzannepdc | October 10, 2008 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Wasn't the lease 30 years or something like that? It would take a fortune to buy out of that lease. I wonder if they can use the FedEx site as a future slots parlor if this referendum passes?

Posted by: executivesource | October 10, 2008 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Alex - I like the way you think - Railgating. But if the stadium was moved back to RFK, the ride would be lots shorter (at least for most of us!)

Posted by: suzannepdc | October 10, 2008 11:08 AM | Report abuse

From what I have heared, the lease with FedEx ends in about 17 years and it would cost 1/4 billion to opt out now.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 10, 2008 11:10 AM | Report abuse

New stadium should be no problem ... the country is awash in available credit for major construction projects, esp. municipal ones ... er ... umm ... never mind.

suzanne, I send you an email (I think) ... *** end FF post ***

Posted by: dcsween | October 10, 2008 11:10 AM | Report abuse

to follow up on Jansen, a repost...I that in denial about the guy? I think he's done very well the last few weeks...it wasn't so long ago that he was a very good RT

yea I have to question that logic too, getitrite...Portis has gone for over 125 on the road twice in a row. I know runing left has been our strongest point, but you have to give Jansen some credit for that. And I believe JC was sacked 3 times total in those 2 games - not bad for a guy who's "lost it". He's not Ray Brown old, he's only 32, not ancient by any means for an O-lineman, even a tackle. I agree that Heyer (GO TERPS!) is the future, but given his injury and the more than serviceable job JJ has done off the bench, he may not be the present. Either way I'm psyched that Springs and probably Taylor are playing.

HTTR

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | October 10, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

FedEx could be blowed up soon and Raljon, MD would become a sustainable community. All that property around the stadium is growing houses like mushrooms. In that part just to the left of the walk from the Metro, I even spied what looked like a community center. They could build a city hall where the stadium was and be good to go ... except for that available credit part ...

Posted by: dcsween | October 10, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

I hate to ask this, but what does "TCCL" stand for? I know most of the special RI terminology, but not this one.

**fantasy post**
sween - got the email, thinking about it, but I only have one QB on the bench and will need him soon for my bye week, but I will let you know later today. **end fantasy post***

Posted by: suzannepdc | October 10, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Tom Cruise Coach Leap

Posted by: dcsween | October 10, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

TCCL is something REALLY EXCITING ... like when Tom Cruise leapt over Oprah's coach (shortly before the opening game against the Vikings on a Monday night where he jinxed us for a season).

Posted by: dcsween | October 10, 2008 11:14 AM | Report abuse

Tom Cruse Couch leaps, Suzanne, check the wiki page.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 10, 2008 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Thanks. I would NEVER have figured that out.

Posted by: suzannepdc | October 10, 2008 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Moving the Skins back to DC would be a joke. It is a waste of time and money. Not to mention the time in traffic going in and out of DC.

RFK was a nightmare. Benning Rd, Kenilworth Ave... a traffic nightmare!

Keep the Skins where they are, and PLAY BALL!

Posted by: Sports_Guru | October 10, 2008 11:16 AM | Report abuse

The fact that Jerry built his stadium to have the highest capicity in the NFL is the best thing that could have happened towards us getting a new stadium. Dannyboy aint gonna sit back while this guys steals his thunder. We will be drwing up the plans in the not to distant future. Anybody else think DC united could use a 90000+ stadium, I know one that just amy be available.

Posted by: Stu27 | October 10, 2008 11:16 AM | Report abuse

I'll admit, I was too lazy to check the wiki - don't have it as a favorite on my work computer.

Posted by: suzannepdc | October 10, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Jasno, if you read this, can you post a link explaining TCCLs whenever you dish them out? Seems it would help keep everyone in the loop on this phenomenal concept.

My perfect weekend (in no particular order):
1) Goodell suspends Pacman for the rest of the season.
2) Cardinals beat Dallas
3) Swedish twins (tjena fan, hur e det snyggis??!)
4) Skins 42 Rams 5

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | October 10, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

4) Skins 42 Rams 5

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | October 10, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Rams 5? I would prefer that JC not get sacked in the endzone, so I would rather see Rams 6 - I'll give them two FGs.

Posted by: suzannepdc | October 10, 2008 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Moving the Skins back to DC would be a joke. It is a waste of time and money. Not to mention the time in traffic going in and out of DC.

RFK was a nightmare. Benning Rd, Kenilworth Ave... a traffic nightmare!

Keep the Skins where they are, and PLAY BALL!

Posted by: Sports_Guru | October 10, 2008 11:16 AM | Report abuse


Take the METRO! RFK was and is still a cool stadium, dispite it being a dump. That sir borderd on blasphimy!

Posted by: alex35332 | October 10, 2008 11:23 AM | Report abuse

" ... (tjena fan, hur e det snyggis??!) ..."

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | October 10, 2008 11:17 AM

I think the words I'm looking for are "true dat" or some such (as)

The Rams have a good safety (actually, a great safety) who I thought would have been worth a run at as a restricted free agent ... but he was super tendered etc. Probably will be franchised. O.J. Otogwe.

I'm a little confused about the suckage by the Rams' D. They have some "should be" studs ... vets like Little and Witherspoon and Glover ... young guys who should be good, like Otogwe, Carriker, and Chris Long ... plus Haslett was a once-not-shabby D coordinator in the past. I don't get it. That said, I don't want them to either.

Posted by: dcsween | October 10, 2008 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Just throwing this out there, but a guy I was pretty high on drafting, Jordy Nelson, has only 10 catches so far this year. I hope/WANT the Redskins to get WAY out in front this game, and the kids to get the lions share of the PT. Heck, I might activate Rino to get him in there....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | October 10, 2008 11:24 AM | Report abuse

I love DC leadership, it is the best. So basically they will stick the 50 people that live in DC with the bill for a stadium to accommodate MD and VA residents. So perfect. VA and MD residents, come in, see the game, maybe grab a beer or a bite in the city and then leave. This way DC residents can enjoy paying massive oppressive taxes for the foreseeable future so that we can enjoy 8 days of entertainment per year (maybe 9 or 10 if we make the playoffs and get home field). Thanks Mayor Fenty! Your Truly, MD and VA residents.

Posted by: mmmhmmm | October 10, 2008 11:25 AM | Report abuse

fenty's the latest to jump on the bandwagon. i wonder if he would have made the same recommendation if we were getting our asses kicked?

Posted by: batigol85 | October 10, 2008 11:27 AM | Report abuse

My memory has scabbed over, but how many games did it take before The Playbook According to Saunders clicked in for the Skins?

The Rams have some quality guys on the O-side as well (vets like Bulger, Jackson, Hall, Pace, Incognito, McMichael, young guys like Donnie Avery and Brian Leonard) ... the only thing I can think is that Weird Al is making them think too much (and presumably run more yards in motion than they do down the field).

Posted by: dcsween | October 10, 2008 11:28 AM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: Cindy Boren | October 10, 2008 11:28 AM | Report abuse

My memory has scabbed over, but how many games did it take before The Playbook According to Saunders clicked in for the Skins?

The Rams have some quality guys on the O-side as well (vets like Bulger, Jackson, Hall, Pace, Incognito, McMichael, young guys like Donnie Avery and Brian Leonard) ... the only thing I can think is that Weird Al is making them think too much (and presumably run more yards in motion than they do down the field).

Posted by: dcsween | October 10, 2008 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Umm..did the Al Saunders playbook ever "click in" for the Skins? If so, it happened in about week 11 last year when Todd Collins, who has about 15 years of Al Saunders playbook experience, took over at starting QB. So, without bringing in a Saunders disciple, I'd say it will take about 10 years for the playbook to kick in in St Louis. If T Green wasn't a walking concussion, I'd say he was the best man for the job. If they stick with Bulger, I think the Rams are in for a ton of growing pains.

Posted by: SirAnonymoustheGreat | October 10, 2008 11:39 AM | Report abuse

lease?

don't the redskins own FedEx field? Or at least some sort of shell game where at the end of the day they are all owned by Snyder and Co?

how can they even think of moving until the mortgage on it is paid off?

Posted by: spotter | October 10, 2008 11:43 AM | Report abuse

i don't mind 42-5. intentional safety. punter steps out of bounds.

as for a new stadium, i would certainly love the games being back in DC (the traffic for RFK was nowhere near as bad as it is for FedEx). But i don't ever want to read an article about PSLs for regular season ticket holders. The giants are doing it and it's awful.

As far as I remember, DC screwed up in the mid 90s because they insisted on minority contractors regardless of cost for building the stadium...and JKC wanted to be able to control who was going to do the work regardless of the color of their skin. Let's hope DC doesn't make the same mistake again.

Yes, Snyder owns FedEx Field.

Posted by: DreamOutLoud | October 10, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse

snyder owns the stadium and land it stands on. the last thing jkc did was build his own stadium without help from maryland. maryland fought hard to not let him build it but finally gave in. fedex was built with jkc money not like the ravens where taxpayers paid and still pay because ravens pay very little and they get all the concession money. lottery money helped pay for the ravens instead of education. that is why i do not buy maryland lotteries of any kind. it should have stayed for education.

Posted by: rls1041 | October 11, 2008 8:51 AM | Report abuse

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