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I feel really weird even writing this in light of the tragedy with Ahamad's daughter, but I suppose Ahmad would want us to solider on. I can't get his loss out of my mind. Lauren and I are sick about it. It's such a sad, horrible thing.

So with a heavy heart, here's my take on the last practice of the week.

Coach Joe was in fullblown Week 10 mode. It's generally not the best idea to save any important questions 'til the end of the week, because as Sunday approaches - or even in this case a meaningless scrimmage - he tightens up a bit each day. He wanted to mimic the Ravens' defense in today's practice and is fretting a bit over the lack of depth he will take into the scrimmage, with guys like Chris Samuels, Randy Thomas and Clinton Portis out, to say nothing of all the rookies and young reserves who are out injured and other players recovering from long-term injuries - like Marcus Washington and Santana Moss - who he may not want to risk out there just yet.

Overall, this session looked and felt more like a normal Friday practice in the regular season, when the Redskins hold a detailed walkthrough and keep the real work to a minimum. They are certainly focusing on preparation before tomorrow's scrimmage in Baltimore. The offense and defense were never opposed; instead each side ran plays against a scout team comprised of its own players.

(So they are game planning a bit more than in the past for this thing, another offshoot of the 0-4 preseason a year ago. Will it matter? As Jon Jansen joked, "When we went to Japan we had the greatest game plan ever, and it showed." I asked him what happened after that, for the duration of the Spurrier era, and he just laughed and rolled his eyes.)

Injured RB Clinton Portis had the pleasure of playing safety in the practice today, pretending to be a hybrid of his two ex-teammates from The U - Ed Reed and Sean Taylor, but resisting the urge to blow anyone off the ball in the walk-through. "Coach told me to hold back," Portis said. "He said man we need our players, we need our players. Don't do it. I came out on the field chewing some raw chicken and coach got scared."

As for personnel, Coach Joe said he won't be able to find work for all 5 QBs, and today Casey Bramlet got the fewest reps - I maybe saw him hand the ball off twice - while Jordan Palmer was all over the place when he got a shot. Todd Wade didn't practice but Bubba said it's a "veteran's day off" and no cause for concern.

Stephon Heyer remained the first team left tackle, Jason Fabini seemed limited by his groin problem, but Brandon Lloyd (shin splints) was taking regular work. Fullback/tight end Pete Schmitt (shoulder) was doing more than he had been. (I kind of like what I see from Schmitt, but with him getting hurt it set him back a bit).

It was another short practice - about an hour. Also, check out Steinberg's DC Sports Bog, where Jason Campbell essentially confesses that the YouTube video has been spliced and edited. Guess he's not Superman after all.

And, least but certainly not least, because I know we could all use some good news. Reed Doughty told me his son Micah, who was born premature last summer and will require a kidney transplant, is doing well. Micah went to the doctors yesterday and gained a half pound - which is a pretty big deal as he has been unable to put on weight and must get bigger before he can undergo the transplant. Micah also grew and he's showing signs of progress.

"He's doing a lot of fun stuff now, crawling around and stuff like that. It's great to see."

By Jason La Canfora  |  August 3, 2007; 12:00 PM ET
 
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Prayers;

Good for Micah

Posted by: Zebra | August 3, 2007 12:23 PM | Report abuse

"chewing some raw chicken"?? What the (SJK)?

Posted by: mile high | August 3, 2007 12:33 PM | Report abuse

I know the feeling JLC, it's so hard to even comment on something as trivial as football right now. But you gotta trudge on.

It's wierd that we are so focused on the gameplan to the scrimmage against the Ravens.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 3, 2007 12:35 PM | Report abuse

I read that there won't even be a score kept for the scrimmage so why worry about whether we win or lose since technically there is no winner/loser? It's basically just practice with another team. They just need to worry about staying healthy.

Posted by: bigfish | August 3, 2007 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Has Montgomery been living up to the offseason hype? His becoming a player along with Golston and a healthy Griffin could give the D a chance in the climb back to respectability.

Posted by: skinswest | August 3, 2007 12:56 PM | Report abuse

This will sound crazy but I actually hope we "lose" the scrimmage. Why? Two years ago we were considered the loser in the scrimmage and we went on to have a much better year than the Ravens. Last year we were considered a "winner" (more or less) in the scrimmage and we sucked while Baltimore had a winning season.

That's my rationale.....I'm superstitious...

Posted by: Lisa | August 3, 2007 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Hard to think about the Skins and this stupid scrimmage.

Cautiously optimistic that Heyer will make the most of this opportunity to work with the big boys.

If it's already too crowded, it's time for one of the QBs to say goodbye. I know it won't be Collins, but I can't help thinking the best thing for us would be to have Campbell + Brunell + a youngster as the QB depth chart. Hard to get too psyched about Bramlet and LBP based on what we've heard so far, though.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 3, 2007 12:58 PM | Report abuse

with the way the pre-season and the beginning of last season went, i am glad that they are taking this scrimage more seriously. they are practicing getting ready for a game and being prepared for what another team. seems to me the should take everything very seriously.

Posted by: gethanr13 | August 3, 2007 1:00 PM | Report abuse

I wish they would string together video clips of Portis devastating blocks to train the WRs and TEs. Portis takes pleasure in destroying defenders. I would like to see more guys on offense take pride in their blocking skillsets. Maybe the Redskins should start a "whoo-hit" bonus program for the offense.

Posted by: Jim | August 3, 2007 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Jason,

Thanks for setting such a great tone on this here blog. That 4th Floor would reach out to you and the bloggers here, well that says it all.

Soldier on and be proud.

Keep the blog a mix, ignore the Football-Only Extremists. (IFOE)

Mayberry indeed.

Go Micah!

Posted by: Stumped | August 3, 2007 1:17 PM | Report abuse

You are right JLC. Very hard to think about football. Great news about Micah son.

Posted by: jm220 | August 3, 2007 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Can't wait for Sunday and Monday to read all the hyper-analytical observations on what the Skins did and didn't do well. It's Redskins Nation. It's what we do. Even for a scrimmage. And thank goodness for that.

I'm guessing Wilbon's first column on the Redskins should be coming out here in the next few weeks. And I'm sure it will be replete with unwarranted critcisms, unjustified predictions, and negative analysis on our beloved team. As much as it frustrates me, I have to admit that he's typically right.....

Posted by: Pretzel Boy | August 3, 2007 1:24 PM | Report abuse

I never thought blogging could be so emotional until today with the earlier horrific news and the newer better news about Micah. Prayers, prayers, prayers.

Posted by: bigfish | August 3, 2007 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Much needed good news about Micah.

I'm sure that once these guys get on the field, even in a scrimmage, their competitive nature comes to the fore and they play hard.

Posted by: Redcoat | August 3, 2007 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Let's keep that last thread pumping too, I'm sure 4th Floor will take more than one look.

Posted by: Stumped | August 3, 2007 1:30 PM | Report abuse

So, Jansen's comment on game planning really was interesting.

I guess the coaches need practice and preseason too.

Posted by: Stumped | August 3, 2007 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Hmmmm ... raw chiiiiicken.

JLaC, thanks for thinking to ask about Micah Doughty. The blog has a need today for an uplift about little soldiers. Though I'm not of that faith, it feels like we are all sitting blogshiv today.

Posted by: dcsween | August 3, 2007 1:44 PM | Report abuse

"... Also, check out Steinberg's DC Sports Bog, where Jason Campbell essentially confesses that the YouTube video has been spliced and edited. ..."

Maybe its something in the delivery, but I read and re-read Steinberg's bog and I can't find the allegedly essential confession.

Posted by: dcsween | August 3, 2007 1:52 PM | Report abuse

I know I'm a little late catching up, but I wanted to offer up my deepest sympathies, Ahmad, for your unimaginable loss. You're in everyone's thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: D7 | August 3, 2007 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Does anybody know when training camp starts?

Posted by: Biggie | August 3, 2007 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Sween,
Yeah, me too. No confession from LaRon either.

But if you look at the other Fantasy Files they're all BOGUS, so, Soup's vid must be too.

Though his stunt seems the most plausible, notice how the "receivers" are just standing there to make the catch.

Posted by: Stumped | August 3, 2007 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Interesting point.

Posted by: Harry Johnson | August 3, 2007 2:21 PM | Report abuse

dcsween the "confession" isn't on the Sports Bog but in Steinberg's newspaper piece. To wit:

"Campbell finally was asked about the stunt while signing autographs for his adoring fans. "Did you hit it, did you hit it?" the adoring fans asked.
'Yeah,' Campbell said.
At which point I asked, literally, 10 follow-up questions, but was stonewalled at every turn. His answers included: 'It's all about being creative'; 'See, I can't answer that, then people would get mad'; and 'It's a mystery, unsolved.' I asked what I should tell the world. 'Just tell them to observe what they see and have their own opinion,' he said."

Sounds like a non-confession to me.

Posted by: LH | August 3, 2007 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Also notice how when the balls are thrown they go out of the screen shot and return when the second ball hits the first. Second, his throwing motion for both passes appears to be the same. How could the second ball catch up to the first without quite a bit more velocity.

He probably did actually hit the ball but not in the manner and sequence shown in the ad.

Posted by: LH | August 3, 2007 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Not sure if anybody already posted this, an SI report on Skins camp:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/trainingcamp07/columns/story?columnist=chadiha_jeffri&id=2959642

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 3, 2007 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Here's where we start talking about the flight velocity of a sparrow.

I just like the way Soup looks throwing the ball.

Posted by: Stumped | August 3, 2007 2:54 PM | Report abuse

I meant, an ESPN report. Hey, didn't Chadiha used to work for CNNSI? Anyway...

They also have an Insider piece on Brunell in the backup role, but alas I'm not an Insider. As you know.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 3, 2007 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Asian or African?

Posted by: dcsween | August 3, 2007 3:24 PM | Report abuse

"Does anybody know when training camp starts?"

Biggie - accoridng to M. Vick it's actually called "Spring Training". Who knew? I can't believe i've gone all these years thinking it was training camp too.

Posted by: mile high | August 3, 2007 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Here is what the insider part had to say:
1. Injury bug bites early

The Redskins have to be nervous about the knee injury that has sidelined Pro Bowl left tackle Chris Samuels for a month. Last year, they watched running back Clinton Portis sustain a preseason shoulder injury, a setback that wrecked their hopes of jumping out to a good start.
If Samuels is out longer than expected -- he sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee on Monday -- the Redskins would have major issues protecting the blind side of quarterback Jason Campbell. The backup options include veterans Todd Wade and Jason Fabini, and undrafted rookie Stephon Heyer, who actually practiced with the first team this week because injuries required a personnel shuffle along the line.

The Redskins are also hoping the tendinitis in Portis's right knee doesn't become a bigger issue. He has missed practice time this week as well. As guard Randy Thomas said: "As long as I've been in this game, people have been getting hurt. You don't know the timing and you don't know what's going to happen every day. You have to prepare and try to get back. The guys behind you have to step it up."


2. Spotlight on the defense

It's no secret the Redskins need a better performance from their defense if they hope to return to the postseason. The unit ranked 31st in the NFL last season. The Redskins couldn't stop the run (opponents averaged 137.3 yards per game) or rush the passer (19 sacks overall). The defense simply couldn't provide much assistance for an offense that had plenty of problems.
The Redskins hope their offseason additions will help solve the issues that plagued the unit last season. The return of cornerback Fred Smoot provides the secondary with another defender familiar with the schemes of defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

The addition of middle linebacker London Fletcher also gives the Redskins a reliable tackler at the heart of their defense. The defensive line still has some questions, as the group lacks a true difference maker, but there is at least some cause for optimism. "That side of the ball led us for the first two years I was back here," said head coach Joe Gibbs. "It feels like we're making strides to get back to that level."


3. Landry looks good

It is easy to understand why so many scouts rave about the potential of rookie safety LaRon Landry, who reported to camp on Tuesday after signing a five-year contract. He made an eye-catching interception while facing the first-team offense during Wednesday's morning practice.
When quarterback Campbell tried to complete a corner pass into the end zone, Landry broke quickly on the play and snatched the pass just before it reached the fingers of wide receiver Brandon Lloyd. If that wasn't enough, Landry dragged his feet along the sideline and managed to stay inbounds on the play.

The pairing of Landry and Pro Bowl free safety Sean Taylor should give opposing offenses fits for years to come. The key is how quickly Landry can acclimate himself to Williams' blitz-heavy schemes. That system puts a lot of pressure on the safeties to get people lined up correctly, but once Landry and Taylor familiarize themselves with each other, they should form an imposing tandem.


4. Brunell will be big

Campbell knows the presence of backup Mark Brunell will help his growth this season. Campbell spent the last two seasons watching how Brunell, a 15-year veteran, handled himself in the offense. Campbell realizes he will benefit from Brunell's wisdom, whether it is pointing out weaknesses in the defense or talking Campbell through a game-changing mistake. The assistance that a veteran backup provides can be essential to a young signal-caller.
Campbell actually talked about this with Cleveland Browns quarterback Charlie Frye, when both men were on vacation in the Grand Cayman this offseason. "Charlie told me that it made a huge difference when he had Trent Dilfer backing him up (in 2005)," Campbell said. "But he had nobody there to learn from last season and it hurt him."


Jeffri Chadiha is a senior writer for ESPN.com

Sorry for the long post......

Posted by: Greg(Boston) | August 3, 2007 3:26 PM | Report abuse

so what time is the scrimmage and will it be on redskins radio or triple x or whatever it is called?

Posted by: gethanr13 | August 3, 2007 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Actually it's "African or European"?

Where's Cload when you need him?

Bye all, I'm off to the blue ridge for the weekend to catch up with my family who are staying with the out-laws.

Hug your loved ones extra tight tonight.

God be with you 4th.

Posted by: Redcoat | August 3, 2007 3:28 PM | Report abuse

(With a heavy heart...)

THIS DAY IN RI HISTORY

August 3, 2006 - If you ask Coach Gibbs, the dirtiest word at Redskins Park, the one that most calls for a good ol' SJK, is the word "prediction." Humble radio reporters and newspaper beat writers are tip-toeing around player statements, trying their best to avoid the dreaded word so as not to incur the full wrath of St. Joe. Super Bowl or bust, Brunello?

Meanwhile, the ever-confident, headbanging, metrosexual Jasno throws down the gauntlet: "How about a contest for who can come up with the best Skins chant, soccer-style?" Bloggers come from far and wide to submit their contributions. A whopping 35 comments are posted.

NOTABLE FIRST POSTERS

Pink C.C.
mugamack
Old School
Barno
Ricky Bobby

Posted by: MV Dame | August 3, 2007 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Yes, African or European. I'm a little off today, distracted, raw. 19 months old. Just hard, hard, hard to shake.

Posted by: dcsween | August 3, 2007 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Another welcome distraction... nice article on DC's Bad Brains from the Post today.

Astonishingly, though a naughty word in a song title is deleted in the text of the article, the naughty word does appear on the page, next to the audio clip from that song. (Cindy, you wanna let someone know about that so it can be edited?) Sorry, Jack's kids.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/02/AR2007080200702.html?tid=informbox

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 3, 2007 3:36 PM | Report abuse

MV,
I dig the THIS DAY posts.

Posted by: Stumped | August 3, 2007 3:36 PM | Report abuse

"I feel really weird even writing this in light of the tragedy with Ahamad's daughter..."

God has a plan for all of us Ahamad. Sometimes it's just harder to see then other times, especially when something like this happens. I can't relate so I don't know how you feel. Just don't let yourself get bitter, that's the easy thing to do and above all don't give up. When you give up you lose. :(

"Coach Joe was in fullblown Week 10 mode."

So what does this mean? The guys are "fighting thier guts out?" ;)

He should have put a foot up thier butts seasons ago.

- Ray

Posted by: Ray | August 3, 2007 3:39 PM | Report abuse

If it's "full blown week 10 mode" from last year then that can't be a good sign.

Now if it's "full blown week 10 mode" from 2 years ago then bring it on!!

Posted by: bigfish | August 3, 2007 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Ray, bigfish, I was wondering the same thing... Week 10 mode as in the way Gibbs clams up around the media/the way he handles Jasno and his peers, or the way he is approaching practice itself and preparation for the 'game'?

Either way I am getting a feeling that, at least from Jasno's perspective, all is not right out at the Park. Tension, weirdness.

Whatever... try as I might, all the football stuff seems so far away today.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 3, 2007 4:09 PM | Report abuse

gethanr13,

The scrimmage is tomorrow at 12 noon in Baltimore. It is not televised and I don't think it's on the radio either.

Posted by: Lisa | August 3, 2007 4:11 PM | Report abuse

'Skins interest must truly be waning in DC if a meaningless scrimmage doesn't get the 24/7 news treatment.

Posted by: P Diddy | August 3, 2007 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Correction: I thought the scrimmage was going to be on MASN at 12pm. It's on my program guide.

Posted by: calebt17 | August 3, 2007 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Lisa, I agree with your superstitious hope above that we ought to 'lose' this scrimmage.

I hope we look okay tomorrow (not a total shambles) but that enough goes wrong to inspire a Buges tantrum and some fretful cluck-clucking from Gibbs. Fodder for the next week of camp.

I want all our dudes to be healthy, focused, and fired up for our Nationally Televised Pre-season Opener next Saturday.

hail.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 3, 2007 4:26 PM | Report abuse

This thing looks kind of cool. Of course, several pages can already be torn out ...

http://www.redskins.com/news/newsDetail.jsp?id=8468

Posted by: dcsween | August 3, 2007 4:26 PM | Report abuse

I went to the first scrimmage at FedEx a few years back (the one that got cut short due to lightning). It's just like going to one of the practices except the Ravens are there. No real drives, no scoring. They just run a bunch of drills and then each team gets 10 plays in 11 on 11's. I can understand why they wouldn't televise it.

Posted by: bigfish | August 3, 2007 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Flipping through the events calendar on the skins site, I again repeat that the Miami game is a MUST WIN. I knew the Philly game was on the road, but somehow it eluded me that it was the Monday night game.

Posted by: dcsween | August 3, 2007 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Ahmad posted some additional details on the last thread.....

Posted by: Anonymous | August 3, 2007 4:33 PM | Report abuse

another Six Flags accident this afternoon.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 3, 2007 4:45 PM | Report abuse

sween, it would be kind of funny if, in a nod to Saunders' vaunted O, we had a 700-page media guide.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 3, 2007 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Nate,
Like all of us, I can tell you're breaking up around the edges by the lowercase "hail."

Posted by: Stumped | August 3, 2007 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Nate, not sure if you've noticed the TC photos of Saunders, esp. his squinty eyes. He's reduced the font size by half and now the playbook is only 350 pages.

Posted by: dcsween | August 3, 2007 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Its kind of like driving where the speed limit is posted in kilometers per hour. You can drive ALOT faster.

Posted by: dcsween | August 3, 2007 5:06 PM | Report abuse

I came out on the field chewing some raw chicken and coach got scared.

Awesome, Clinton. I get nauseous just thinking about it, and I'm no vegetarian. I smell a nickname coming from this, but I haven't figured out what it is yet.

I'm geeked beyond all logic over Jason. He's basically a late-year rookie, I know, but I feel better about our QB situation to starting the season than I have since Brad Johnson, and Campbell's got way better upside than Johnson ever did. Watching his development may well prove a powerful salve against the pain of watching teams sweep over the field against us with the inevitability of storm surge.

Hail!!

BTW, I missed you guys. I know I only popped in and out last year, and the pattern will probably continue this season, I'm always thinking about you folks: whenever somebody makes an Adam Archuleta joke or somebody gets described as super-smart, or when Tom Cruise tests the durability of furniture we all share a laugh. When I see something like yesterday's post, my first in months, I shared in our collective tears, 4th, for your loss. I am so sorry.

Posted by: RMilot | August 3, 2007 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Better upside and about three times the arm

Posted by: RMilot | August 3, 2007 5:12 PM | Report abuse

I too am scratching my head over the Dan Steinbog column -- it doesn't seem at all to be the definitive debunking Jasno mentioned, which makes me wonder if there was an inside scoop inside the inside scoop, from Deep Bog:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/02/AR2007080202276.html

Not a bad column, I guess. Dan Bog is growing on me. Like fungus.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 3, 2007 5:25 PM | Report abuse

there is no out right confession, but if you put all of JC's responses together, it seems that he probably didn't do it. He said that if he says for sure what happened people will get upset with him, why else would that happen unless the clip was fake. Also, JC said it took 25 to 50 takes, when the original story was 2 takes, that seems pretty fishy.

I wanted to believe that it was real, but alas I am coming around to the dark side (aka reality).

Posted by: gethanr13 | August 3, 2007 5:44 PM | Report abuse

RE: Soups stunt and the debunk

A wink is as good as a nudge to a blind man, know what I mean? Know what I mean?

Posted by: Stumped | August 3, 2007 5:45 PM | Report abuse

If he tried that 25 to 50 times with ARE and Lloyd as the receivers, to develop their timing, that would be one thing.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 3, 2007 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Say no more, Stumped. Say no more.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 3, 2007 5:49 PM | Report abuse

W Holdman's Injury Not Thought to be Serious...from maske's blog.

Posted by: Stumped | August 3, 2007 5:59 PM | Report abuse

i don't like the sounds of Portis helping out on defense. After last year, I don't want CP even thinking about tackling, plus shouldn't he be resting that knee, was he just back there standing around not doing anything? how would that be beneficial to the offense? I'm pretty sure Ed Reed will be running during the scrimmage.

Posted by: gethanr13 | August 3, 2007 6:30 PM | Report abuse

Is there anybody in at all?

HELLO?

Posted by: gethanr13 | August 3, 2007 6:52 PM | Report abuse

HELLO?

Posted by: echo | August 3, 2007 6:53 PM | Report abuse

hello?

Posted by: echo | August 3, 2007 6:54 PM | Report abuse

Ooo

Posted by: echo | August 3, 2007 6:56 PM | Report abuse

I think there's an echo in here...

Posted by: MV Dame | August 3, 2007 6:57 PM | Report abuse

o

Posted by: echo | August 3, 2007 6:58 PM | Report abuse

yes it appears that way. It probably wasn't the best time to ask if anybody was hear because I am leave work now, and might not be in here for the rest of the weekend, but at least it will get us closer to 100k

see ya'll later

Posted by: gethanr13 | August 3, 2007 7:00 PM | Report abuse

Just wanted to tell Cindy that the Boren Supremacy is very fun...

:-)

Posted by: P Diddy | August 3, 2007 8:04 PM | Report abuse

In case anyone is wondering, there has been more posting going on the previous thread supporting Ahmad than there has been on this one.

Which is just as it should be. Ahmad is checking in frequently. Let's keep it going for him.

Hail!

Posted by: Stumped | August 3, 2007 9:40 PM | Report abuse

Agreed, Stumped. Let's keep it rolling.

More networking courtesy of the blog... our Portland blog compadre Willie is letting me tag along to a party tomorrow at his friend Fred's house. The dude is also known as Redskin Fred. How awesome is that? I'll post tomorrow evening with a report on this final ODA.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 3, 2007 10:29 PM | Report abuse

In case anyone cares, I just discovered the Scrimmage is scheduled to be shown on MASN tomorrow.....sometimes Comcast blacks out that station though....I'm going to give it a try.

Posted by: Lisa | August 3, 2007 10:35 PM | Report abuse

what time is MASN broadcasting it? Live at 12?

Posted by: Rob | August 3, 2007 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Scrimmage on MASN live at 12noon tomorrow and it is being rebroadcasted at 9pm Sunday night. I hope we don't get blacked out.

Posted by: Rob | August 3, 2007 10:43 PM | Report abuse

It's also going to be shown on Monday at 7pm...

Posted by: Rob | August 3, 2007 10:45 PM | Report abuse

I want play by play analysis people!! haha

Posted by: kost52 | August 3, 2007 10:51 PM | Report abuse

We need some reporting from inside the stadium. Good grief, what it something amazing were to happen during the scrimmage and we didn't hear about it immediately??

Baltimore, MD
Aug 4 Tomorrow
A few isolated thunderstorms developing during the afternoon. A few storms may be severe. High 99F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 3, 2007 10:59 PM | Report abuse

Where the heck is loco mullin anyway?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 3, 2007 11:00 PM | Report abuse

And sfskin, whatever happened to her thrilling reports from vacation in DC?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 3, 2007 11:01 PM | Report abuse

And where is Dorf? Shouldn't he be back from his summer sabbatical by now? That bus isn't going to drive itself.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 3, 2007 11:02 PM | Report abuse

I too am scratching my head over the Dan Steinbog column -- it doesn't seem at all to be the definitive debunking Jasno mentioned, which makes me wonder if there was an inside scoop inside the inside scoop, from Deep Bog:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/02/AR2007080202276.html

Not a bad column, I guess. Dan Bog is growing on me. Like fungus.
__________________________

OK. I bit. I read this. It occurs to me that Dan Snyder is written all over this stuff, too. JC is a bright kid -- but that "mystery, unsolved" line has to be from a marketing genius.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 3, 2007 11:15 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, you're right, anonymous. Whatever the back story for this funny video, I am glad that Soup seems like an awesome guy and is starting to get a teeny tiny little bit of marketing exposure.

I really am starting to like Steinbog. Not so with Mike Wise, who I dislike the more I see his little smirking mug. Stop smirking at us, dude!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 3, 2007 11:35 PM | Report abuse

I'm here, Nate... Doesn't that count for anything anymore??? Sheesh. A guy gets busy and people act like he never existed.

Posted by: Larry Bud | August 3, 2007 11:58 PM | Report abuse

OK, so posting at almost midninght on a friday night makes me possibly the biggest loser in the room, but alas such is my life. Anybody still here with me?

Posted by: Larry Bud | August 4, 2007 12:01 AM | Report abuse

Blogging on behalf of Dorf and teachers everywhere, I have to say that blogging at school is actually easier. Especially when my students are taking state mandated tests. Summer is hard for blogging. Too much actual real life going on.

Posted by: Larry Bud | August 4, 2007 12:04 AM | Report abuse

Hmmm... Time to sign out I suppose.

Posted by: Larry Bud | August 4, 2007 12:05 AM | Report abuse

Hey Larry Bud. Good to see you, man.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 4, 2007 12:06 AM | Report abuse

Just trying to get some witless banter going up here on this thread. Escapism, I think is the term.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 4, 2007 12:08 AM | Report abuse

I have no idea where the bus driving itself comment came from. Did Dorf at one time mention that he drives a bus as well as doing the teaching of the children? Sorry about that, dude.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 4, 2007 12:10 AM | Report abuse

aaaaaaaahhhhh fck! i can't sleep. i feel like someone's in the house. i hate that feeling!

sorry about last night and the delayed replies...i was so tired and just started snoring as soon as my head hit the pillow. according to dealeress. and this morning was surreal.

but re: the pics. thanks! i sold my long lenses to buy me a nice wide angle so didn't have any long lenses to shoot with. wasn't happy with the quality. i might go again on wednesday. i totally would've gone tomorrow (wow! it's less than 12 hours away!) but it's friggin 100 degrees tomorrow!

justme, my kid=a daughter. and please for the love of god don't bring a tripod. i saw some losers with some. don't be one of those people please! :) and i can't believe yessir man was on teevee. lmgo!

nate, get me a job where you are! do it man! and i saw your mugshot on ahmad's blog...yes, you're white. :)

Posted by: dealer | August 4, 2007 12:12 AM | Report abuse

sfskin, you need to help me navigate spb site or whatever you guys call it. it's horrible!

Posted by: dealer | August 4, 2007 12:15 AM | Report abuse

i really think brunell will start some games and not cuz of injury either. i know that doesn't make people happy up here. but the kid is still a kid. this will probably be another learning year for him. which is totally okay with me. slow and steady wins the race.

Posted by: dealer | August 4, 2007 12:17 AM | Report abuse

nate, you're right. i love the bog. but hate wise. you're soooooooooo lucky you didn't hear him today on 980. (yes, i know i was suppose to remove them from my preset but haven't had the time to do it and riggo was on break).

have you guys ever hear riggo's hall of fame induction speach? LMGO!!! it is fcking hillarious!

Posted by: dealer | August 4, 2007 12:19 AM | Report abuse

i can't find it on the internets

Posted by: dealer | August 4, 2007 12:30 AM | Report abuse

YouTube link on that Riggo speech, deals? I'm too lazy to look...

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 4, 2007 12:30 AM | Report abuse

And yes, dealer, I am white. Did you suspect otherwise?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 4, 2007 12:34 AM | Report abuse

just playing nate. no, never was a doubt. lmgo.

but riggo was TRASHED during his speech. we need to find that speech even if it's just an audio. there were long pauses, bad jokes...

Posted by: dealer | August 4, 2007 12:38 AM | Report abuse

I know you're not a big fan of the drinky-drinky, dealer, but that does sound incredibly entertaining. Not quite in the league of running out on the field in uniform when his number was retired at RFK, but it sounds amazing.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 4, 2007 12:48 AM | Report abuse

nate, you're right as i was listening to him i was thinking i would put him up there with steve spurrier but that whole drinking thing and acting totally different when drunk just rubs me the wrong way...

lisa, thank you so much on MASN info! i had no idea. i just set it to record just in case my wife thinks that a scrimmage is nothing to skip chores and daddy duty for!

good night nate! i think i figured out what all them noises were...but if i'm wrong and i don't show up here you'll know what happened to me...

Posted by: dealer | August 4, 2007 12:55 AM | Report abuse

Sleep tight, little dealer.

Riggo is auspiciously absent from the video and audio clips of past HOF inductions.
http://www.profootballhof.com/multimedia/inductions.html

Well, Irvin's HOF induction is upon us. Ugh.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 4, 2007 1:21 AM | Report abuse

Jasno's Saturday morning delight:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/03/AR2007080302283.html

"Anytime the ball is on the ground in practice on an incomplete pass, we want to make them think that's a fumble," said Williams, assistant head coach-defense

Um, yeah, well... huh. We really want to teach the players to behave differently than the rules of the game dictate? Really? Isn't there some possible negative outcome to that?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 4, 2007 1:29 AM | Report abuse

I can see it now, Week 1, Cleo Lemon (Trent Green has already been knocked out) throws to Chris Chambers, Shawn Springs gets a hand in there, ball goes to ground, play over. Then out of nowhere Carlos Rogers comes flying in and dives on the ball. Just in case.

Posted by: kost52 | August 4, 2007 3:26 AM | Report abuse

My cat, Theo, digs raw chicken. In fact, he's on a raw diet. He's available at tailback if the Redskins need him. His quickness is, um, catlike.

Posted by: Cindy | August 4, 2007 8:56 AM | Report abuse

well...looks like the plan worked. you know the one where i pretended that i was worried that someone was in the house and stayed up late...and dealeress let me sleep in and i only have one baby to take care of throughout the scrimmage. could've been worse!

T minus 2 hours folks! the season is upon us. let's see what this Jason cat can do.

my prediction: brunell will look good. (his arm strength and all)

cindy, theo? from theo huxtable? or TR?


Posted by: dealer | August 4, 2007 9:59 AM | Report abuse

I like to think of this scrimmage as a way to practice my taunts and screaming at the tele.

Last year my son was under 1, and everytime we scored, I let out such a huge roar that he would get scared and cry. So it is practice for him today as well. And he will be wearing his #89 onesey in memory of the littlest cheerleader!

HAIL and Prayers

Posted by: Zebra | August 4, 2007 10:07 AM | Report abuse

yeah, let's see if this team is worthy...

Posted by: dealer | August 4, 2007 10:22 AM | Report abuse

T minus 56 minutes

Posted by: dealer | August 4, 2007 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Theo sounds like a natural to fill our glaring need at catback.

Hooray for the scrimmage. In our desperation for football to resume, anything involving men in Redskins costumes running around on a football field with men in another team's costumes, it'll do for now.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 4, 2007 11:26 AM | Report abuse

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/trainingcamp07/news/story?id=2960359&campaign=rss&source=ESPNHeadlines

Unmitigated good news: Warrick Holdman out of the hospital, maybe back to practice before long.

I hope for a full recovery and a speedy return to 100% mediocrity for him.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 4, 2007 11:29 AM | Report abuse

whoever came up with the espn now idea should not only be fired, but publicly mocked and humiliated by the large majority who thinks it is stupid. cut the show by a half hour if thats what its come to.

go skins.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 4, 2007 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Anonymous | August 4, 2007 11:45 AM | Report abuse

They aren't seriously going to broadcast 25 minutes of stretching and warmups are they?

Posted by: P Diddy | August 4, 2007 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Noticed that HaikuMan was over on the Sports Bog yesterday, but not here on Jasno's. Think he and Jasno had a falling out or something?

Posted by: P Diddy | August 4, 2007 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Hmm, I rushed to put my jersey on, and my son is asleep. Luckily I did not wake him up for stretching... that is why I love this blog... the gift that keeps giving..

Posted by: Zebra | August 4, 2007 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Stretching the ol' biceps with some liquid refreshment...

The only way to bag a classy lady is to give her two tickets to the gun show...and see if she likes the goods.

Posted by: P Diddy | August 4, 2007 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Game Time!

Who's watching?

Posted by: Ahmad | August 4, 2007 12:03 PM | Report abuse

i's watching but didn't want to listen to the world's smartest man...so turned it off...let me know when they start playing

Posted by: dealer | August 4, 2007 12:07 PM | Report abuse

dick vermeil is on hand boys and girls...how about that!

Posted by: dealer | August 4, 2007 12:09 PM | Report abuse

good to see you ahmad!

Posted by: dealer | August 4, 2007 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Just Tivo'ed my way to now. I don't think I missed anything.

Just skimming through the scrimmage thus far, I'm fairly confident the 'Skins are going all the way. I'm buying up a hotel block in Scottsdale right now...

Posted by: P Diddy | August 4, 2007 12:41 PM | Report abuse

'Skins looking good...

Brunell's arm looks like it has zip again.

Who is the blonde interviewing Rex Ryan?

Posted by: P Diddy | August 4, 2007 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Wow, this is really dull.

Posted by: P Diddy | August 4, 2007 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Billick just had to call a TO to bail out Boller in the 7 on 7. Wow. Just Wow.

Posted by: cm202bc | August 4, 2007 1:00 PM | Report abuse

It's a very Ravens oriented show since it is being televised by the Baltimore network.

Posted by: Lisa | August 4, 2007 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Reaper needs a haircut!

Posted by: Cindy | August 4, 2007 1:22 PM | Report abuse

The Reaper has lost weight!

Posted by: Lisa | August 4, 2007 1:33 PM | Report abuse

So does MASN stand for Mid-Atlantic Sports Network excluding DC? They thought #23 RB was Stoutmire, then they said Betts changed his number for the scrimmage... sorry, we are not losers like the Ravens who always wear different numbers.

Posted by: Zebra | August 4, 2007 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Stuck with Blog coverage here in the PDX.
Drinking Gary's Kool-aid.

Posted by: Stumped | August 4, 2007 2:18 PM | Report abuse

What channel is the scrimmage on??

Posted by: DTC | August 4, 2007 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Losers like the Ravens! The Ravens were 13-3 in 06 what were the Redskins 6-10 or 5-11? I forgot.

Posted by: Larry | August 4, 2007 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Hey Larry, great job at 13-3. Home field advantage did wonders for the Ravens. Frankly, I'd rather have the top 10 draft pick than choke at home to the team that couldn't stand being in that worthless city any longer.

Posted by: Ravens Still Stink | August 4, 2007 2:35 PM | Report abuse

sincerely asking. anyone know why JC didn't play in the 11 on 11 drill? smoot will be the #2 looks like.

btw...something interesting was brought up by watching this...so ARE will be the punt returner and then stay on the field as the #2 receiver? wow!

Posted by: dealer | August 4, 2007 2:38 PM | Report abuse

dealer,
Coach Gibbs talked about having too many QBs for this scrimmage. He's probably playing it safe with Soup and giving Brunnel some reps.

From Gary, it sounds like Brunnel needs it.

Posted by: Stumped | August 4, 2007 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Immediate Post Scrimmage analysis:

1. Ummm... I guess Jasno Soupcan doesn't need anymore practice? Brunell gets almost all the 7 on 7 action because Campbell can hit a ball in midair with another one, I guess.

2. I'm starting the bandwagon for Mason Nation. That little dude was sharp.

3. Hedging on Heyer. He looked really lost and somewhat knock-kneed.

4. Punter was solid... so we got that goin' fer us.

5. Coverage looks like it's picking up where we left off last year. Smoooot did have a nice pick in the 7's, though.

Posted by: Larry Bud | August 4, 2007 2:41 PM | Report abuse

dealer, I think they were just trying different players out (ARE). I also wondered why Jason did not play 11 on 11?

Posted by: Lisa | August 4, 2007 2:42 PM | Report abuse

dealer,
Word is Brandon Lloyd is no2.

So maybe he's had an attitude transplant in the off season.

I hope hes fully recovered.

Posted by: Stumped | August 4, 2007 2:48 PM | Report abuse

regardig ARE as #2. sorry wasn't clear. what i was suggesting was that if ARE is our #2 and he is also our best punt returner. then he'd have to stay on the field after a punt. well i guess i'm over thinking. i guess he won't be that tired on the next play.

lloyd is horrible. they should've cut him last year. i don't know why he's still around.

i agree on #2 larry bud. mason looks good.

Posted by: dealer | August 4, 2007 2:50 PM | Report abuse

seriously though...didn't you guys think that ravens looked so much sharper than the skins?

Posted by: dealer | August 4, 2007 2:53 PM | Report abuse

thanks stumped. he better produce. cuz i think i could take him. :)

my take on brunell is...i think gibbs and saunders were looking at him and collins to see who they're going to keep.

Posted by: dealer | August 4, 2007 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Hey, if it wins some games, let's suit up dealer.

Hey Ahmad, I hope there was something good to see today. Maybe Smoot's pick?

Funny, I think this teams got the talent to win, but maybe missing the drive...anyone?

Posted by: Stumped | August 4, 2007 3:04 PM | Report abuse

dealer, the choice cannot be between Brunell and Collins... that's not a contest. Brunell has to be the #2 at this point. He's playing for peanuts and has tons of experience running our offense. If he's got some zing back, as Diddy noted, so much the better.

I think it's a three-way contest to determine the #3 break-glass-in-case-of-emergency QB. Nice guy/Saunders' boy/never-done-nothin' Collins vs. the two kid QBs.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 4, 2007 3:17 PM | Report abuse

And I'd rather feel like we're developing a youngster with promise -- if either World B. Bramlet or LBP actually has promise -- than stringing along Collins for another year.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 4, 2007 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Someone watching, see anything to report?
Smoot had a pick. Soup and Brunell are ready.

Sounds like the secondary, which should have shut them down, didn't. Any coverage sacks, hurries?

Posted by: Stumped | August 4, 2007 3:22 PM | Report abuse

No injuries, right? That was top concern today.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 4, 2007 3:23 PM | Report abuse

So, even though they're not keeping the score, what was the score?. I heard it was 10-7 with ravens winning but im not sure. Can someone tell me please?

Posted by: Lisa M. | August 4, 2007 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Funny, I think this teams got the talent to win, but maybe missing the drive...anyone?


Posted by: Stumped | August 4, 2007 03:04 PM


Thats what happens when you have a team consisting mainly of overpriced veterans. I remember when we lost in OT to SD 2 years ago Shawn Springs ripped off his helmet and tossed it. I want 53 guys like that on our roster but suspect that is not even close to the case.

It's hard to take anything from pass coverage in 7 on 7's. Dudes trying to make an NFL roster should be able to complete passes all day in that.

Posted by: cdubb | August 4, 2007 3:32 PM | Report abuse

According to the Fitgerald blog, Ravens won 10-7.

Campbell never expected to get any 11-on-11 time:

"Campbell admitted he did not expect to see action in the 11-on-11 scrimmage. Gibbs told him he would be featured in 7-on-7 drills only.

Did it matter to him?

"No," Campbell said. "I know I have four preseason games coming up. So we're just going to continue to keep working. I just wanted to play today in 7-on-7s and as a unit, we wanted to run plays against their defense to just see where we're at, how much we need to work on our speed reads on offense and our timing."


Posted by: SCSkinsFan | August 4, 2007 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Has anybody else seen the video clip from the Sports Bog of Moss and ARE making fun of the way JC talks? LMGO!
http://blog.washingtonpost.com/dcsportsbog/2007/08/jason_campbells_enunciation.html

Posted by: SonicJones | August 4, 2007 3:59 PM | Report abuse

dealer, I have heard over and over again that ARE is #number 2 receiver. However, Lloyd was interviewed yesterday and he said they pretty much always use a 3 receiver set and it does not matter to him.

Give the guy a break. So he had one bad year. He worked out diligently in the offseason and gained muscle...seems to have a better attitude and deserves a second chance.

I don't think the Skins planned to press too hard today....to have a player (or players) get hurt in a meaningless scrimmage would be insane.

Posted by: Lisa | August 4, 2007 4:03 PM | Report abuse

I'm not sure Lloyd will ever be all that good, but he has too much talent to consistently suck as bad as he did last year.

Posted by: SonicJones | August 4, 2007 4:08 PM | Report abuse

I did not think the skins looked that good with Brunell and Collins on the field. They did not throw deep once...Palmer had a nice touch down.{note the ball went over 10 yards on that play}. This is what concerned me most. Dang get it together!!!

1. Fumble on special teams return
2. Missed tackle by Rocky for a 20 yard gain
3. Secondary getting burnt all over the place

However I would have to say I did see the defense flocking to the play with allot of aggression. The defense does look fired up. Only time will tell. Hail to the Skins!!

Posted by: gawnpostal | August 4, 2007 4:13 PM | Report abuse

THIS DAY IN RI HISTORY

August 4, 2006 - The fourth day of RI's existence is a slow one. French linebacker Philippe Gardent -- he of NFL Europe fame and a Skins training camp participant -- is a point of topic, as is Jasno's most recent burning question: "Can anyone fill LaVar Arrington's shoes ... in those Eastern Motors commercials?"

A scrimmage date with the Ravens is also on tap, prompting three separate posts on three separate threads from presumably the same blogger (quite a feat here considering there were only four threads total at the time):

From August 3rd's "The P Word" thread...

Anyone know if the scrimmage on saturday will be on TV?

Posted by: Scrimmage | August 4, 2006 07:18 AM

From August 1st's "The Beginning - An Ode To Spandex" thread...

anyone know if the scrimmage is going to be on TV? Thanks.

Posted by: howdy | August 4, 2006 12:54 PM

And, finally, from August 4th's "Burning Questions" thread...

anyone know if the scrimmage is going to be on TV?
thanks.

Posted by: howdy | August 4, 2006 12:55 PM

I don't know about anyone else, but I suddenly have this overwhelming sense of déjà vu.

COMMENT OF THE DAY

Philippe Gardent, quatrième homme d'année hors de NSC Marseille. Nous vous voyons. Nous vous voyons, Philippe. Représentation de Cologne Centurions. Nous vous voyons. Nous vous voyons.

Posted by: | August 4, 2006 11:24 AM

(To translate this text, copy and paste into here: http://translate.google.com/translate_t?langpair=fr|en )

Posted by: MV Dame | August 4, 2007 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Les Peaux Rouges gagneront le Super Bowl. Grêle aux Peaux Rouges!

Posted by: SonicJones | August 4, 2007 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Google traduisent est mauvais-âne ! Dorénavant tous mes poteaux seront en français ! LMGO

Posted by: SonicJones | August 4, 2007 4:53 PM | Report abuse

You'll have to change your handle to JonesSonique...

Posted by: MV Dame | August 4, 2007 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Мне скучно с французского. Теперь ... Русский!

Posted by: Звуковое Джонс | August 4, 2007 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Hey "Ravens Still Stink" I'm glad a top ten pick really excites you.Looks like you will have another treat in store for you in the 08 draft. I would start with a couple D-linemen who can get to the QB more than once a season.

Posted by: Larry | August 4, 2007 5:10 PM | Report abuse

I would take the wins over the high draft pick any day. That being said, the Ravens did choke pretty hard in the playoffs. I will be pretty surprised if the Ravens do as well this year.

Posted by: JonesSonique | August 4, 2007 5:19 PM | Report abuse

The Skins will be better. Landry is special and he will make the defense better. Depth will hurt them as injuries wear them down. The short term fixes and the trading of so many draft choices really takes its toll. If they can stay away from getting banged up and Campbell turns out to be special then it will be a good season. They are both huge ifs.
The Ravens have more talent and depth but an injury at the wrong position(O Tackle or CB) could make it a struggle to make the playoffs.For what it is worth my call:
Redskins 8-8
Ravens 11-5

Posted by: Larry | August 4, 2007 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Hey Larry, please, read that more thoroughly and tell me where it said excite. Go ahead, take 5 minutes, I know it will take at least that much.....ok. Again, and please pay closer attention. I don't like going 5-11, BUT....I would much rather go 5-11, have my hopes dashed early, and get a top 10 pick to boot than to get all geared up for that HUGE home playoff game. You know, the game that was going to be the HUGE revenge on the Colts franchise. In the end, the Ravens fans left their last game the same way Redskins fans did, disappointed. You don't really have any false illusions the Ravens are going any further this year, do you???

Posted by: Ravens Still Stink | August 4, 2007 5:46 PM | Report abuse

"Hey Larry, please, read that more thoroughly and tell me where it said excite. Go ahead, take 5 minutes, I know it will take at least that much.....ok. Again, and please pay closer attention. I don't like going 5-11, BUT....I would much rather go 5-11, have my hopes dashed early, and get a top 10 pick to boot than to get all geared up for that HUGE home playoff game"

Dear Mr. Ravens-still-Stink,

You mean top 10 as in Tim Couch? As in David Carr? Heath Schuler? Desmond Howard? Hmmmm ... having a high first
round doesn't guarantee anything dude. It may in fact guarantee
failure!!! The expectations are too high. The REAL trick is to have a lot of draft picks. Obviously as many in the higher rounds as possible. Best if they were lower the higher they are because of salary cap issues. NOW PULEASE explain to me how going 5-11 would get my team LOTS of draft picks? Thank you.

Posted by: periculum | August 4, 2007 5:55 PM | Report abuse

"COMMENT OF THE DAY

Philippe Gardent, quatrième homme d'année hors de NSC Marseille. Nous vous voyons. Nous vous voyons, Philippe. Représentation de Cologne Centurions. Nous vous voyons. Nous vous voyons."

Ahhh, si va, si va, si va in serie "A"! Oh Perugia, Perugia bella! Piu'
bella squadra che va in serie "A"! Ma NO! Salute! Salute alle Redskins! Sempre si va' colle Redskins!

Posted by: periculum | August 4, 2007 6:08 PM | Report abuse

lisa, i just don't see it happening with lloyd. yes, he has talent but talent alone don't do it in game time. he thinks he's in TO's league when it comes to talent and can act like him/diva. but the reality is he couldn't carry TO's pull-ups!

and yeah someone mentioned that lone TD for the skins. that was a beautiful pass. he threw it like 3 seconds before the receiver made the break. purty! haven't seen that in a while. i didn't know that was palmer.

Posted by: dealer | August 4, 2007 8:15 PM | Report abuse

dealer, sure BLloyd can carry TO's pull-ups. TO just has to pony up. Don't you forget that TO's got 25 million ways to pony up...

Posted by: MV Dame | August 4, 2007 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Perciculum,When was the last time you went to a home playoff game?I was at the Raven vs. Colts game and I didn't like the outcome but the tailgating and game was a blast. It is no disgrace to lose to the Super Bowl champs. Sure beats watching the 31st ranked defense play week in and week out.

Posted by: Larry | August 4, 2007 8:34 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe any fan of any team would think going 5-11 and having their hopes dashed early - is better than hosting a playoff game, or having a chance at a playoff game. Ravens Still Stink - that was probably the stupids comment I have read on here.

please give us the chance to host, play, sniff, drive by the playoffs vs not having any hope at all.

I can only assume "Ravens Still Stink" hasn't won much of anything for quite some time.

Posted by: hail to 'em | August 4, 2007 9:25 PM | Report abuse


Saw "RSS Feed"
Charm City starving for sense
Means Ravens Still Stink

Posted by: HaikuMan | August 4, 2007 9:32 PM | Report abuse


Or an even BETTER version:

Ravens still stink means
Charm City starving for sense
Click "RSS Feed"

Posted by: HaikuMan | August 4, 2007 9:34 PM | Report abuse


Laughing very hard,
Allow me selfish moment:
I crack myself up!

Posted by: HaikuMan | August 4, 2007 9:38 PM | Report abuse

Deep as an ocean
His humor a tidal wave
Way over my head

Posted by: MV Dame | August 4, 2007 9:58 PM | Report abuse

Or maybe perhaps
It just wasn't that funny
Who am I to judge?

Posted by: MV Dame | August 4, 2007 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Forgive me, H-Man
It's been a long offseason
We all have missed you

Posted by: MV Dame | August 4, 2007 10:06 PM | Report abuse


It's a bird, a plane!
It's Superman! .....or -woman?!?
(No worries, MV!) :)

Posted by: HaikuMan | August 4, 2007 10:13 PM | Report abuse


Ravens still stink means
Charm City starving for sense
Click "RSS Feed"

Posted by: HaikuMan | August 4, 2007 09:34 PM


Gives the Dame a hint
(Wit should be enjoyed by all)
Scroll down to bottom

Posted by: HaikuMan | August 4, 2007 10:16 PM | Report abuse

don't mean to interrupt a haiku-down, but my three takeways:

1. no injuries (wooo hooooo!)
2. surprised that they still have ARE looking like the starter on punt returns (maybe I shouldn't be ... i mean, i know he was impressive on PR for the Steelers, but i was underwhelmed last season). seems more important as a receiver now, but i guess i'm ok if he stays as the PR.
3. the real 'score' was 14-10 because smoot's pick would have gone all they way

Posted by: dcsween | August 4, 2007 10:51 PM | Report abuse

i would take losing in the playoffs in the 1st round every time over never getting there...or should i say 2x in the last 15 years. must be a snyder relative.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 4, 2007 10:53 PM | Report abuse

Wow, for a Virgin festival, I don't think I saw too many virgins.

Posted by: SMACK | August 4, 2007 11:35 PM | Report abuse

Since you didn't ask, The Police are great. Major props for coming out as a power trio, no horn section and choir and all that SJK. And they did rock a little bit.

Beastie Boys. Yes! These boys can cut it in any key. I love them so much, they are welcome to my sister.

Ben Harper. Yes! He has not crossed over into DMB territory yet. More like Van Morrison and the Allman Bros.

Amy Winehouse. No. It just doesn't play at 2:10 on a 100 degree day. Scheduling error.

Incubus. No! Thin and lifeless like a bad tomato soup.

Modest Mouse. Who knows? I was pulled over by The Police.

Posted by: SMACK | August 4, 2007 11:46 PM | Report abuse

25,000 fans attend meaningless NFL scrimage, yet spring football leagues still a failure. Odd.

Posted by: 35332 | August 5, 2007 12:10 AM | Report abuse

gotta love Barry for stealing the spotlight from *cough* A-Rod! ha-haa!

just read jason's article on the scrimmage. looks like skins will be letting a QB go before the tenn game.

jason says that it was 141 degrees on the field during the scrimmage. that's hot.

Posted by: dealer | August 5, 2007 12:17 AM | Report abuse

I would like it to work too, Zeese, but those were not a bunch of ham 'n' eggers. Those were the Baltimore Ravens.

Posted by: SMACK | August 5, 2007 12:18 AM | Report abuse

It is really sad to see two receivers go in this year and STILL no Monk. One, a classy guy, that could not hold Monks jock. The other a coke sniffing, stinkinass cowgirl who still is dealing with legal issues from his habits. Though he claims reformation. He has comparable numbers, and more rings. Monk seems to fit as an HOF'er in the Goodell Goody two shoes era.

Posted by: MonkHOF | August 5, 2007 12:33 AM | Report abuse

PeKing mentions that it ain't gonna get any easier for Monk next year when Cris Carter becomes eligible. Barf.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 5, 2007 12:42 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 5, 2007 12:43 AM | Report abuse

Isn't Darrell Green eligible next year? Or is that the year after? If he's not a first ballot HOFer, THEN we can claim bias. That Monk is not in there is a matter of fan interpretation. Darrell should be a no brainer.

Posted by: P Diddy | August 5, 2007 4:39 AM | Report abuse

Did anyone see the Reaper start to scrap with one of the Ravens? Only caught a glimpse on the ol' Indiana TV...

Posted by: TDawg | August 5, 2007 4:59 AM | Report abuse

Jason,

I follow the redskins constantly. Probably 2 to 3 hours a day on the internet. I sell oceanside condos in Daytona Beach and have a Landscape business in Orlando with a partner. I am 29 years old, and look forward to your unbiased insight everyday on all things Redskins. Everything was wonderful through the offseason. Then, all of a sudden, once camp commenced it seemed that the insider info just dropped off all at once. Today, my internet was down for hours and I was going crazy trying to find out how the scrimmage went. I did not want an AP report. I wanted the Insider review. Unfortunately I got enough from Redskins.com and washingtontimes.com to keep me updated but they don't have the impartial insider view that you have provided for so long now. I don't pretend to unerstand your business at all, but it seems that since training camp has actually started, i can find way more information outside of the Insider, and I don't really get why that is. I know you are are writing a good deal of the articles and Howard Bryant is gone but it just seems like the coverage is gone. I mean there was no Insider breakdown of the scrimmage (as of the time of this post). But you have done the best coverage of the Skins in the past 2 years so I know it will keep coming. Hope you and your family are doing great (especially your new addition!!) Keep up the great work! Craig. You can write me back at rcfinzel@aol.com

Posted by: Hey Jason I don't get it | August 5, 2007 5:32 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for articulating my disappointment in the RI coverage of yesterday's scrimmage, Craig.

I think RI will be a lot slower with JLA pulling double-duty now that HB is gone.

Posted by: SCSkinsFan | August 5, 2007 6:42 AM | Report abuse

I second the new comers concerns. I thought Jasno would be you know, relaying some stuff at the time of the scrimmage for those of us without the TV feed available. Or at least a new thread.

Posted by: DTC | August 5, 2007 7:59 AM | Report abuse

Now, now-- let's not get our panties in a bundle, folks. It's been an emotional week here for all of us at the RI blog. I'm sure Jasno is crazy busy filling in HB's shoes and the stunning loss of one of our dear friend's child has put what's really important into perspective, and frankly-- it's a scrimmage.

Here's the breakdown from what I've seen and read, for your pleasure:

Ravens "won" 10-7. Lisa is likely happy as this undoubtedly means that we'll have a winning season and the Ravens will be as uncoordinated and odd as that weirdo that leaves a rose at Poe's grave in Baltimore every year.

Sean Taylor is sporting a LaVar-esque hairdo. He also got into it with a Raven, sans helmet.

Brunell took most of the reps at 7-7s, JC sat out. Jordan Palmer scored the only touchdown, throwing for a whopping 34 yards.

Oh, and Baltimore is the American capital of genorrhea. Thought I'd throw that in there.

Posted by: TDawg | August 5, 2007 8:15 AM | Report abuse

25,000 fans attend meaningless NFL scrimage, yet spring football leagues still a failure. Odd.

Posted by: 35332 | August 5, 2007 12:10 AM

I just think that, like me, a lot of fans are monogamous lovers. I couldn't genuinely split my heart between the Redskins and say, the Memphis Showboats from my hometown back in the day. Everything but the real league is just uppity, whether or not Mark Cuban lands Mike Vick. Sorry, Casey (Bramlet, that is, not Husband of skins.com)!

Posted by: J in SoCar | August 5, 2007 8:26 AM | Report abuse

With guys like Simeon Rice and Michael Strahan seemingly shaking loose from their teams, it seems plausible that the Skins could pick one of them up, right?

Well, add Corey Simon to that hypothetical: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20123835/

Posted by: TDawg | August 5, 2007 8:26 AM | Report abuse

Uhh...,
He missed all last year with a non-football mystery ailment? And he failed a physical? Screw(SJK) that.
Corey Simon is a good player at a position we are thin at, but that sounds fishy.

Posted by: SonicJones | August 5, 2007 9:02 AM | Report abuse

Although it appeared that the Ravens won yesterday, that would not (or may not) have been the case if our CB Eubanks had not been called for unnecessary roughness. The Ravens were going to have to settle for a field goal until Eubanks shoved one of their players after the play. Bet he got read the riot act from Williams.

Posted by: Lisa | August 5, 2007 9:18 AM | Report abuse

"With guys like Simeon Rice and Michael Strahan seemingly shaking loose from their teams, it seems plausible that the Skins could pick one of them up, right?"

They are all over 30 and looking to get paid. The Redskins have had thier share of those players, don't you think?

The scrimmage means nothing except that they were practicing against the Ravens instead of themselves.

Completely meaningless. As long as everyone stays healthy is all that matters.

Go, go, Jason! ;)

- Ray

Posted by: Ray | August 5, 2007 9:27 AM | Report abuse

"They are all over 30 and looking to get paid. The Redskins have had thier share of those players, don't you think?"

Precisely why I think the Skins will be looking to them as well; it's no secret that they like to shell out big bucks for proven veterans (and sadly, it oftens leads to them getting hurt and us SOL again).

Simeon Rice and Corey Simon BOTH failed their physicals... definitely fishy, but I bet these former-brutes need a good kick in the pants and someone to believe in them again. I always like the Riggins story of Joe going out to Kansas to bring him back into the fold... them blammo. That's just me.

P.S.- SonicJones: I liked you better as a French guy (a la JonesSonique, or what have you). This is the one-- and only time-- that anything French will be remotely superior to anything that it is compared to.

Posted by: TDawg | August 5, 2007 9:45 AM | Report abuse

I would keep beating the drum for Simeon, but it seems a moot point as the Redskins are not interested.

Micheal Strahan scares the crap out of me though. He is three years older than Rice, his skills have been declining, he has missed half of two of the past three seasons with injuries, and yet some how the team IS interested in him.

Posted by: SonicJones | August 5, 2007 9:49 AM | Report abuse

10 bucks says the Reaper is gonna lay it on the Ravens come pre-season. I'm talking pro-bowl times 10.

Posted by: TDawg | August 5, 2007 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Done and done.
The change is official. From now on, I am Jones Sonique.
I would be more worried about Rice if Gruden didn't have a history of using contrived excuses, like "failed" physicals, to get rid of players he doesn't like.

Posted by: JonesSonique | August 5, 2007 9:56 AM | Report abuse

If Simeon Rice is the bee's knees, it's odd that no club has signed him yet, no?

He's either asking for too much or his health is not what we think it is or his attitude is what we're led to believe.

Unless they can find a way to bring him in for the vet minimum and no long-term commitment, the 'Skins should pass.

Posted by: P Diddy | August 5, 2007 11:18 AM | Report abuse

I agree we shouldn't offer the guy a huge contract, or get into some kind of a bidding war over him. I DO think he is a good player who would make the team better. I don't want to over pay the guy.

Posted by: JonesSonique | August 5, 2007 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Lisa, when he committed that foul, was Eubanks trying to shove his way to the incomplete pass as it bounced on the ground? Because that's just what Grilliams is teaching them to do.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 5, 2007 12:16 PM | Report abuse

There's this to like about Wise's column:

"That doesn't necessarily mean that Brian Billick still isn't a cerebral gasbag who takes himself too seriously."

(but the shmirk has got to go)

Posted by: Stumped | August 5, 2007 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Irvin deserves to be in the HOF, get over it. But that speech, I only saw excerpts but it did not make me want to go see the incerpts. Cut the waterworks!

Any reason today's HOF game has not been listed in Friday's on the air section, nor in today, in the paper or on the website? Is this an Art Monk thing? I believe the game is on at 8, Steelers/Saints?

And I have to agree, even I would like a little more info from camp/scrimmage. Come on Jasno, if nothing is happening, just make SJK up!

Posted by: SMACK | August 5, 2007 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Today at camp, new starter Mark Brunell bounced the ball off a winged unicorn, and into the sure hands of a waiting Michael Westbrook, who is back with the team, with his infectious laugh, solid locker room presence, and inspiring work ethic. Details at 6.

Posted by: Fake Jasno | August 5, 2007 12:47 PM | Report abuse

So we have this kid book in the house which seems to indicate that all unicorns can fly. A regular unicorn without wings cannot fly! Everybody knows that only a winged unicorn can fly.

Welcome back, #82! We hardly knew ye.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 5, 2007 1:01 PM | Report abuse

First (and most importantly). Ahmad, extremely saddened by your loss; my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

As for football talk - No idea why JC gets 0 snaps in the 11 v 11 drills. Yes, injuries on the line make it a shaky group right now, but if the QB isn't a live player, then it's not like you're risking having Bart Scott decapitate him. JC's not a 10 year vet; he's a guy with 7 career stats. He needs the work.

Picking up either Simeon Rice (attitude and age) or Michael Strahan (age and price) are risky moves, but unless the Skins are joining the Professional Competitive Eating League, picking up Corey Simon is nuts. No idea who compared Corey Simon in a Colts uni to the Michelin Man, but they were spot on. Despite legal (and other) problems, Tank Johnson's a much better interior lineman gamble than Corey.

Adam

Posted by: EaglesFan | August 5, 2007 1:02 PM | Report abuse

SMACK,
Just go for it, man. Who knows who might pick up your dish and publish it as truth.

I think your Fakno Jasno is perfect.

As for me, I'm waiting for SOUP to pull out his bag of tricks and simultaneously hit ARE and Brandon Lloyd for simultaneous TDs. Bouncing both balls off of said winged unicorn (don't they all have wings?).

Sorry Santana, but we're talking about dreams here, not reality.

Posted by: Stumped | August 5, 2007 1:03 PM | Report abuse

And one more thing, Sean Taylor's weight loss is probably due to the 23 lbs of water he loses from his hairstyle choice. If it's 141 on the field, it's way too damn hot to be wearing all that hair.

Adam

Posted by: EaglesFan | August 5, 2007 1:05 PM | Report abuse

They used the scrimmage to sort out the #3 QB spot. Plain and simple.

I hope we've kicked the overpriced vet habit.

Posted by: Stumped | August 5, 2007 1:07 PM | Report abuse

glad to see ade is still on top of his game...

Backup cornerback Ade Jimoh, whose job is very much in jeopardy after the signings of Smoot and former NFL starters David Macklin and Jerametrius Butler, was toasted on back-to-back passes to set up Matt Stover's opening field goal.

Posted by: snip snip | August 5, 2007 1:09 PM | Report abuse

They used the scrimmage to sort out the #3 QB spot. Plain and simple

Seems like you're wasting an opportunity to get a less experienced QB lower risk reps against a top ranked defense. Skins have much bigger issues on O than who their 3rd string QB is. Soup's definitely the starter, but he's still got a lot of growing to do...

Adam

Posted by: EaglesFan | August 5, 2007 1:15 PM | Report abuse

I have to grant you that...Adam.

Jasno reports that Gibbs will likely cut a QB this week. Maybe it was a chance to let them show their skills before he kicks somebody to the curb.

But if that's the reason, I think he's being too nice.

Posted by: Stumped | August 5, 2007 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Adam,

You can't keep 5 QBs for the whole camp. There is not enough work for all of them and there are cuts to be made. Campbell will get plenty of work.

Posted by: bangkokben | August 5, 2007 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Nate, Eubanks (our CB) broke up the play and the Ravens were going to have to try for a field goal. However, after the play was called dead...Eubanks went over to the Ravens player and shoved him back down to the ground. Totally stupid move....I don't believe Williams is encouraging that kind of behavior. The Scrimmage is being shown right now on the NFL Network....I will watch it again just to be sure I saw what I saw.

SMACK, I actually loved Irvin's speech last night. I thought it was fabulous and from the heart. And I can't tell you how much I hate saying that since he was a Cowboy. On the other hand, Jerry Jones introduction of Irvin was simply nauseating.

Posted by: Lisa | August 5, 2007 1:58 PM | Report abuse

"Hey Jason I don't get it",

"but it seems that since training camp has actually started, i can find way more information outside of the Insider, and I don't really get why that is. I know you are are writing a good deal of the articles and Howard Bryant is gone but it just seems like the coverage is gone."

Hmmmm and I thought RI'ers were watching the ball? Keep your eye on the ball boys or you'll miss it!

This BLOG HAS indeed caught Redskins management's eye. I note the recent "pole stuck up his arse" posting in Gary Fitgerald's blog deriding Jason's postings in the RI blog. IN POINT OF FACT the Redskins gleefully go out of their way to bring our eyes to Jason's "glaring errors". I remember Brunell acting like a jerk when Jason made a past report on Sean Taylor's non presence at OTA's. Speaking of "kissing management's ass" Brunell seems particularly adept at it. And no one noticed Mr. Wise's article about this blog?

C'mon people!!! Jason has 2 kids now. He can't afford to ruffle the wrong feathers. We all know what that is like. Although I find it all amusing as I have found his reporting to be far more deferential to the Redskins and their management than most all previous reporting. The only place you would find unabashed homer reporting was with Kornheiser and his "Bandwagon" articles.

And let's face facts. Jason and RI compete directly with Redskins.com reporting and blogs.
If I were a sports reporter for the Post I would much prefer reporting for the Nationals. MUCH PREFER given the immature demeanor and vindictiveness displayed by our FIRST FAN Daniel Snyder. And the Nationals are exciting now. They are doing all the right things ... they are in Rapid Baseball Team Development mode. RBTD and new acronym.

The Redskins are watching this blog. Snyder or a close minion probably read this blog. I probably shouldn't bash him so much. His heart may be in the right place. But damn, if it so easy for a blogger like moi to shred him then there must be a problem with some of his actions relative to this football team. No? That said I am sure Fortune magazine is impressed with all the interesting things he is doing with his business. But the problem is the guy behaves as if he knows less about football than most every bloggers here.

Posted by: periculum | August 5, 2007 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Well, dang, Lisa (IF that is in fact the real Lisa), if you liked it that much I may revisit it.

I will admit that Irvin was a SJK and made a lot of mistakes and disrespected the game. But it is @) his performance, and J) the things his teammates say about him, that make me continue to respect the guy.

I'm not that much of a homer that if a Cowboy is a d-bag I won't say so. But I do like me some Mikey.

Posted by: SMACK | August 5, 2007 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Adam,

"Skins have much bigger issues on O than who their 3rd string QB is. Soup's definitely the starter, but he's still got a lot of growing to do..."

You do mean 2nd string don't you? Todd Collins, Bramlet, Palmer are all working to show who can replace Brunell. Brunell had surgery ON HIS THROWING shoulder in the offseason. If you don't think that doesn't alarm Gibbs and company you ought to follow baseball and see what happens to pitchers after that. It takes a very long time for them to rehab it.

I submit that Brunell is now more of a "coach" and mentor at this point. You don't need 2 of those (the role of Collins and Brunell). You do need as many guys in the understudy role as possible. Starting QBs seem to have a very difficult time making it through 16 games ... and then sometimes there are playoffs? If they can't then who do you call? The really need both Bramlet AND Palmer if they show reasonable potential. Its too risky not to.

How will Gibbs approach this problem? Will he gamble that it won't be critical this year? And wait until next year? Or will he take the bull by
the horns and deal with it now?

Remember Al Saunder's old QB Trent Green was the Redskins starting QB after sorting through Frerotte, Schuler, etc. Then he left for the Rams only to break his leg the following season.

Posted by: periculum | August 5, 2007 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Lisa, I missed it all being at the Virgin festival. What was so bad about Jerry's intro? I know you hate the guy and all, but a few funny examples would be appreciated.

The reason I ask is that Jerry has genuine love for Michael, so I thought that might come through. I guess you just don't buy sincerity from ol' plastic face?

Posted by: SMACK | August 5, 2007 2:29 PM | Report abuse

What good is a unicorn if it can't fly? That sounds like a horse with a cotton candy cone duct-taped to its head. Where is the magic in that?

Posted by: Winged Unicorn | August 5, 2007 2:36 PM | Report abuse

SMACK, it was nothing in particular Jerry said - although all the Cowboy hoopla did not help - I simply cannot BEAR the man.

Irvin, on the other hand, was amazingly humble. He spoke for 25 minutes without notes and came across incredibly sincere. His speech was great for anyone going through challenges in life.

Posted by: Lisa | August 5, 2007 2:39 PM | Report abuse

The winged unicorn is now the official mascot of the RI blog.

And "unwinged" unicorns have plenty of magic, too. Go rent the Tom Cruise classic "Legend" if you don't believe me.

TCCL!

Posted by: SCSkinsFan | August 5, 2007 2:42 PM | Report abuse

My thetan level is a little low right now and I am depressed. Daniel hasn't returned my last few phone calls and Katie has been making me sleep on the couch. Any of my movies being rented would be a boost. Thanks.

Posted by: Tom Cruise | August 5, 2007 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Off topic, as if there were a topic, but Tiger is a sick, sick man.

Posted by: SMACK | August 5, 2007 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: P Diddy | August 5, 2007 3:38 PM | Report abuse

why can't a man get cotton shorts anymore?

went to champ, foot locker, macy's...nothing but mesh!

what's up with no one making cotton shorts anymore???????????????? i've had a pair for 8 years now...i can't find a heavyduty cotton pair anywhere. it's getting holes in 'em. and everything else is mesh. don't the nike and adidas of the world know that Cotton is the fabric of our lives?

anyone know where i can get heavyduty cotton shorts?

Posted by: dealer | August 5, 2007 4:00 PM | Report abuse

uh, when did all of south florida become a town? per the playmaker...

Special love goes to my hometown of South Florida

Posted by: Anonymous | August 5, 2007 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Damn, me and anon hail from the same place.

Posted by: SMACK | August 5, 2007 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the link P Diddy. I wouldn't think linking to Irvin's speech would be a Diddy thing to do, but then again maybe.
Great speech. You may not love the guy, but the guy loved the game.

Lisa, you are a true sports fan. I think the only reason you put up with me is you know I am too. I'll give you the same respect when Art Monk gives his speech.

Posted by: SMACK | August 5, 2007 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Toward 100,000 most deserving not in the hall. NFL Net did this but it was all old guys.

Posted by: SMACK | August 5, 2007 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Art Monk!

Posted by: SMACK | August 5, 2007 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Charles Haley, SJKing ridiculous.

Posted by: SMACK | August 5, 2007 4:52 PM | Report abuse

"Oh, and Baltimore is the American capital of genorrhea."
__________________________

That sounds like some disease that afflicted troops during the Civil War.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 5, 2007 4:58 PM | Report abuse

"Off topic, as if there were a topic, but Tiger is a sick, sick man."
_____________________

Context please.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 5, 2007 5:02 PM | Report abuse

anyone know where i can get heavyduty cotton shorts?

Posted by: dealer | August 5, 2007 04:00 PM

Eddie Bauer, Eddie Bauer Outlet, eddiebauer.com

Posted by: Anonymous | August 5, 2007 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: MV Dame | August 5, 2007 6:08 PM | Report abuse

Context please.

Posted by

Posted by: Uhhh Golf | August 5, 2007 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Art Monk = deserves HOF

is Grimm or Jacoby in there yet?

Posted by: TDawg | August 5, 2007 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Come on guys, it's so simple, maybe you need a refresher course:

A pegasus is a winged horse which of course, of course, can fly.

A unicorn is a horse with a single horn which can't fly but is otherwise pretty magical.

A winged unicorn is the mascot of the blog.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | August 5, 2007 6:33 PM | Report abuse

thanks annonymous i was refering to cotton workout/basketball/football/running shorts.

Posted by: dealer | August 5, 2007 6:43 PM | Report abuse

ITA

Posted by: Anonymous | August 5, 2007 6:43 PM | Report abuse

What about a winged Barney Fife?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 5, 2007 6:45 PM | Report abuse

guys, i won't be posting under "dealer" anymore.

Posted by: dealer | August 5, 2007 7:10 PM | Report abuse

What's the new name, blogger formerly known as dealer?

Posted by: MV Dame | August 5, 2007 7:23 PM | Report abuse

Golf is a sick sport.

Posted by: Uhhhh, right | August 6, 2007 12:43 AM | Report abuse

As an occasional contributor, I just read about Ahmad's loss. I am so sorry man, you have my deepest sympathies. JLC, if you read this - what about having a Happy Hour like you've discussed and make it some sort of charity event to benefit either Ahmad's family or his charity of choice. I'll be in town next Wed-Sun and would love to help; I'll email JLC too. Also, Ahmad if you get this - have you all established any sort of memorial fund or any other recommended donations? Thanks and God bless you and your family.

GO SKINS.

-Lincoln the guest blogger

Posted by: LMG | August 6, 2007 7:57 AM | Report abuse

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