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Guest Blog - A Latin Lesson

Last week we had some fun with the Skins nickname contest (Vinny's Vendetta's was my lame attempt). Well Jason Hice came through with some deep Latin stuff, and was kind enough to pass it along. (On a personal note, I managed to avoid taking Latin at Loyola Blakefield, my beloved high school, but regret so now more than ever).

I'll let Jason Hice take over from here:


So...when I saw the suggestion "Vinny, vidi, vici", I thought that it was pretty clever, but since the phrase is conjugated in the past tense, I wondered if it was a bit soon to be comparing Vinny Cerrato to Julius Caesar. As my mind started spooling up in Latin mode - I was fortunate product of the Northern Virginia school system - another phrase came to mind: "In vino veritas" ("In wine there is truth" for the Latin challenged). At first, the simple parts were there, but I soon realized that there was much potential. I believe that the very nature of Vinny's quest is for the truth; not only for the team and fans, but for Mr. Snyder as well.

He is ultimately responsible for what we pursue and strive to accomplish and he will be judged accordingly. "In Vinny veritas" began to sprout many possibilities and translations. If it morphs into "N Vinny veritas", it can be used as the affirmative (In Vinny, there is truth!) or negative - "Non Vinny veritas": In Vinny there isn't truth. It has a certain duality that a good nickname should possess. It can be a compliment or a derisive poke. It can express admiration, frustration, sympathy (yeah, right!), support, mutiny, et cetera. Put a question mark at the end and it becomes a question, an exclamation point and you have an "atta boy!", an elipses and you have a "to be determined". Change a few letters and you spin it other ways (exempli gratia, through Vinny there is truth; with/without Vinny, from Vinny, to Vinny, ad infinitum).

Time will determine if this experimentum crucis gives us a dux bellorum or leaves us crying, "Et tu, Brute?". In any event and ab imo pectore, I am truly hoping that we can soon bestow Mr. Cerrato a monikor such as "Vinny, vidi, vici". Until then, abundans cautela non nocet.

Hail,

Jason

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 9, 2008; 6:04 AM ET
 
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35332nd

Posted by: Alex35332 | April 9, 2008 6:30 AM | Report abuse

I mean, My GM Vinny, is just dated. What about "Cerrato! My Coffee!"-Dan

Posted by: Alex35332 | April 9, 2008 6:38 AM | Report abuse

Wednesday test

Posted by: tester | April 9, 2008 6:45 AM | Report abuse

has anyone seen my rag?

Posted by: Nate with the PMS | April 8, 2008 9:37 PM

This was the funniest post from yesterday, and I know humor.

Posted by: Dane Cook | April 9, 2008 6:45 AM | Report abuse

How bout the local sports teams...

Posted by: Alex35332 | April 9, 2008 7:08 AM | Report abuse

When you say "kind enough to pass it along", you meant "bored", right?

Posted by: cload & daggar | April 9, 2008 8:02 AM | Report abuse

In Vinny veritas? Funny.

Dane Cook? Not funny.

Posted by: Jazz Nose | April 9, 2008 8:04 AM | Report abuse

Mornin,

Sweed runs today, don't know what time that happens, but that will go a long way towards sorting out the WR picture in the draft.

Posted by: Greg(Boston) | April 9, 2008 8:19 AM | Report abuse

Wow, a question mark at the end of a sentence makes it a question? Deep, man.

What happens when you do it all comic bookish like, "Non Vinny veritas!?!?"

Yet more ambiguity, no?

Posted by: Larry Bud | April 9, 2008 8:34 AM | Report abuse

Good article in the Times today, regarding Mathis:

"An NFL source agreed, saying: "If the kid can stay healthy, he's a weapon. At a minimum salary [deal], what do the Redskins have to lose?"

Perhaps some tarnishing of what former coach Joe Gibbs would call their good name, something owner Dan Snyder claims to treasure. But Texans general manager Rick Smith and coach Gary Kubiak at last week's NFL meetings assured Cerrato that Mathis isn't big trouble"

For what its worth.

Posted by: Greg(Boston) | April 9, 2008 8:47 AM | Report abuse

Is this thing on....hello....

Posted by: Greg(Boston) | April 9, 2008 9:07 AM | Report abuse

I guess this is called mono-blogging...I'm blogging with myself...how embarrassing..

Posted by: Greg(boston) | April 9, 2008 9:20 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 9:22 AM | Report abuse

... something about Lord of the Flies, or the Stanford prison experiment... breakdown of the social order, resulting in chaos... no maps...

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Blogging with Myself

Posted by: Billy Idol | April 9, 2008 9:28 AM | Report abuse

Sorry greg, I think I bumped the "on" switch when I was hurrying into work this morning.

Someone else must have bumped the "open the floodgates and let the moron(s) post" button though. That one wasn't on me.

Posted by: swb | April 9, 2008 9:30 AM | Report abuse

And by "bumped the on button", clearly I meant bumped the off button. Or, I bumped the on button, which turned the on button off.

Uh oh. Now I'm talking to myself again

Posted by: swb | April 9, 2008 9:33 AM | Report abuse

I am the biggest philly homer in the history of time. Everything I do stinks of bias toward the Iggles. The only topics I write about are topics that I can pass off as opinion but are in someway related to the Iggles. I am the most bitter man that has ever lived. I am from New York but I think I'm from Philly and act accordingly. I have to talk trash on T.O because he wanted to be in Dallas over Phily.

Posted by: Sal Pal | April 9, 2008 9:47 AM | Report abuse

Just can't let up on the Vinny hate, can you Jasno?

Please explain what this has to do with the Redskins or with your being an "insider."

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 9:54 AM | Report abuse

Wow. Given the complete irrelevance of this latest post, the post about hockey and soccer really hit the mark.

Posted by: drbatchelor | April 9, 2008 9:58 AM | Report abuse

Thx to Greg for posting the info on Mathis from the Wash Times. Jason... please get back to football. Elfin reported what you should have about Mathis. More inside info, please.

Posted by: chris_zz | April 9, 2008 10:08 AM | Report abuse

At this point in time, I almost expect negative posts when it concerns the team. I mean, when you read the Times, and they have the EXACT opposite reaction that Jason does, as well as some research that was done, how should it be taken?

The Times has a quote from an NFL scout, while Jason has an email from Dan Sullivan.

Posted by: Greg(boston) | April 9, 2008 10:14 AM | Report abuse

awesome, the deuchebag patrol is on duty this morning.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 10:14 AM | Report abuse

I made it... what'd I miss?

Posted by: Dorf | April 9, 2008 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Whats up Greg,

I can not handle all these idiots posting under different names, that why I have been staying away.

Saw an interesting mock, not sure I agree with all the picks.

21. Washington Redskins: Philip Merling, DE, Clemson

The Skins biggest needs in the 2008 NFL Draft are WR and DE. Philip Merling is a big DE that is capable of both Run stopping and rushing the QB. The skins would love if Merling fell to them because he will be an immediate starter and looks to be a promising pro. Other than Chris Long Merling may be the best run and pass defender. Another player they could go with would be Limas Sweed a good receiver out of Texas.

51. Washington Redskins: Jordy Nelson, WR, K State

Jason Campbell has a few options but could always use more. Jordy Nelson is a good receiver but isn't a very big name. The Skins opt to get Nelson and hope to make the playoffs again in the 2008 NFL Season.

84. Washington Redskins: Mike Pollak, C, Arizona St.

The get a very good Center in this Arizona State Trench beast.

96. Washington Redskins: Craig Seltz, S, LSU

A good player from a great program. Seltz could help add depth to the DB's altogether. I know they got Landry in 2007 but these are two completely different players.

154. Washington Redskins: Johnny Dingle, DE, WVU

Name: Craig Steltz
College: LSU Number: 16
Height: 6-2 Weight: 213
Position: SS Pos2: FS
Class/Draft Year: Sr/2008
40 Time: 4.59 40 Low: 4.52 40 High: 4.67
Projected Round: 3-4 Stock:
Rated number 4 out of 134 SS's 108 / 2541 TOTAL

Combine Results Pro Day Results
Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6013
Weight: 213
40 Yrd Dash:
20 Yrd Dash:
10 Yrd Dash: 225 Lb. Bench Reps:
Vertical Jump:
Broad Jump:
20 Yrd Shuttle:
3-Cone Drill:
No Combine workout/shoulder

Dates: 03/26/08
Height: 6013
Weight: 213
40 Yrd Dash: 4.63
20 Yrd Dash: 2.61
10 Yrd Dash: 1.57 225 Lb. Bench Reps: 10
Vertical Jump: 35
Broad Jump: 09'10"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.19
3-Cone Drill:


Before Combine: Hgt: 6011, Wgt: 210, 40YD: 4.52-4.59-4.67

Draft Scout Snapshot: DS Rating on 08/12/07: #7 SS, #184/750 Overall, Projected: 5-6 rising
2007: For the first time in his career, Steltz started every game, lining up at strong safety in all fourteen contests...Led the team with a career-high 101 tackles (64 solos), including an 8-yard sack and five stops for losses of 20 yards...Caused three fumbles and recovered another...Deflected seven passes and led the team while ranking third in the league with a career-high six interceptions for 153 yards (25.5 avg) in returns...His six pass thefts tied for seventh on the school's season-record list while his 153 yards in returns are topped only by Greg Jackson's 219 in 1988 on LSU's annual record chart... Was one of the major reasons the Tigers ranked third in the nation in total defense (288.79 ypg) and ninth in pass defense (182.71 ypg). 13 GP; 1 GS; 42 TT, 2 TFL, 1 SK, 4 INT, 5 PBU, 3 QBH in '06; Stepping in for '07 draft pick LaRon Landry. 13 GP; 3 GS; 40 TT, 1 INT, 2 PBU, 3 QBH in '05. 4 GP; 0 GS; 1 TT in '04.

Name: Mike Pollak
College: Arizona State Number: 76
Height: 6-4 Weight: 301
Position: C Pos2: OG
Class/Draft Year: rSr/2008
40 Time: 4.99 40 Low: 4.92 40 High: 5.12
Projected Round: 2 Stock:
Rated number 1 out of 88 C's 44 / 2541 TOTAL

Combine Results Pro Day Results
Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6034
Weight: 301
40 Yrd Dash: 4.99
20 Yrd Dash: 2.87
10 Yrd Dash: 1.68 225 Lb. Bench Reps: 29
Vertical Jump: 25
Broad Jump: 09'02"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.47
3-Cone Drill: 7.49


Dates: 03/07/08
Height: 6034
Weight: 301
40 Yrd Dash:
20 Yrd Dash:
10 Yrd Dash: 225 Lb. Bench Reps:
Vertical Jump: 28
Broad Jump: 09'03"
20 Yrd Shuttle:
3-Cone Drill:


Before Combine: Hgt: 6033, Wgt: 299, 40YD: 4.92-4.98-5.08

Draft Scout Snapshot: 2007: Started all thirteen games at center and was the lone bright spot on an offensive line that allowed 55 sacks for losses totaling 382 yards...Helped the offense average 137.0 yards on the ground and 262.6 yards in the air per game...Graded 82.08% for blocking consistency, as he registered a career-high 80 knockdowns and fifteen touchdown-resulting blocks... Was penalized four times and opponents also registered three quarterback pressures vs. the Sun Devils center. Started all 13 games at center...earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors in '06. Played in all 12 games, starting six in '05. Played in eight games in '04. Redshirted as a member of the scout team in '03.

Name: *Johnny Dingle (Transfer from Florida)
College: West Virginia Number: 92
Height: 6-2 Weight: 265
Position: DE Pos2:
Class/Draft Year: rSr/2008
40 Time: 4.95 40 Low: 4.78 40 High: 5.06
Projected Round: 4 Stock:
Rated number 12 out of 162 DE's 123 / 2541 TOTAL

Combine Results Pro Day Results
Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6013
Weight: 265
40 Yrd Dash: 4.95
20 Yrd Dash: 2.78
10 Yrd Dash: 1.59 225 Lb. Bench Reps: 23
Vertical Jump:
Broad Jump: 09'00"
20 Yrd Shuttle:
3-Cone Drill:


Dates: 03/13/08
Height: 6013
Weight: 265
40 Yrd Dash: 4.83
20 Yrd Dash: 2.75
10 Yrd Dash: 1.68 225 Lb. Bench Reps:
Vertical Jump: 29 1/2
Broad Jump:
20 Yrd Shuttle:
3-Cone Drill:


Before Combine: Hgt: 6031, Wgt: 273, 40YD: 4.76-4.84-4.96

Draft Scout Snapshot: 2007: Lined up at strong-side defensive end, ranking fourth in the league while leading the team with nine sacks for minus 53 yards... His nine sacks were the most by a Mountaineer since Gary Still had ten in 1998...Ranked 14th in the nation and led the squad with a school season-record 19 stops for losses of 83 yards...Added a pair of quarterback pressures for a unit that ranked seventh in the nation in total defense (301.69 ypg), 18th vs. the run (112.92 ypg) and eighth in scoring defense (18.08 ppg)...Caused two fumbles, recovered another and deflected three passes...Was awarded the Gridiron Gladiator Award by the coaching staff. 12 GP; 5 GS; 18 TT, 5.5 TFL, 3 SK, 2 QBH, 1 FF in '06. 10 GP; 0 GS; 13 TT, 3.5 TFL, 3 SK; played behind Craig Wilson in 05. Enrolled at WVU in January, 2004, and sat out that season, originally signed with Florida. Dingle arrived in camp in 2003 looking to crack the Gator's two-deep. He says he worked with the twos all through camp and was prepared to dress for the season opener that year. But NCAA Clearinghouse questions forced Florida to pull him off the field.

Posted by: kmdp4(Draft Guru) | April 9, 2008 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Elfin is a tool.

Posted by: Dorf | April 9, 2008 10:17 AM | Report abuse

Elfin is a tool.

Posted by: Dorf | April 9, 2008 10:17 AM

What does that make JLC? A Nut?!

Posted by: Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor | April 9, 2008 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Jasno is a distracted beat writer that wishes he was still BHGO about the World Cup. He despises all the internet dorks up here and throws us scraps to keep Cindy off his back.

Also, I heart Cindy Boren.

Posted by: Dorf | April 9, 2008 10:24 AM | Report abuse

What's wrong with Elfin? When the 'Skins traded for Mathis he (1) interviewed Cerrato; (2) interviewed Mathis; (3) interviewed Rock Cartwright. Then he "reported" what he heard.

I like the way Jasno works much better. Don't interview anyone, just write a blog "Why Sign Jerome Mathis? Don't Ask Me" where you conclude that Joe Gibbs wouldn't have signed Mathis. How do you know that? Did you interview Joe Gibbs?

Jasno, we're not asking you. We're asking Cerrato, Mathis, Cartwright. Call them. Interview them. Call Mathis's old coach and ask him. I would have thought that this is your job, not to sit around your house and hypothesize about what Joe Gibbs would have done.

Posted by: talent evaluator | April 9, 2008 10:29 AM | Report abuse

KM, thanks for posting that. I agree with the first 2 picks, I'd be ecstatic with Merling/Nelson. That C from AZ. State is intriguing, in that he's big/fast. I'd want to see if he could switch over to G.

Where did they have the S from AZ going?? Barnett, I think his name is. If he slides into the third, I'd LOVE to pick him up.

Posted by: Greg(boston) | April 9, 2008 10:37 AM | Report abuse

Reminds me of the old saw "civilisation is only ever three missed meals from anarchy", except in this case it's to do with no logins and a$$clowns such as, like maps, etc. but I'm sure you get my drift.

Posted by: U.N.registered | April 9, 2008 10:37 AM | Report abuse

kmdp4, I think we'd all be pretty happy with a draft like that one. D line, O line, WR, secondary. areas of greatest need.

also, "Merlin" or "The Wizard" is a cooler nickname than "Cialis."

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

I'm not a huge fan of lamp ... but I like Latin. My education today involved this phrase "abundans cautela non nocet" which means something like "abundant caution does not harm." I probably will be forgetting this soon because I'm completely devoid of caution ... which might explain the devasted swath of harm in my wake.

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Dorf, do you plan to come up to DC for the get-together with your heart's desire?

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

person posting as dcsween, are you saying something about abundant caution as a useful characteristic for the Redskins as they approach this draft?

or for the beat reporter?

or for this blog as a hole?

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 10:43 AM | Report abuse

TE:
I agree with you. It'd be nice to get more real reporting from Jason. He is a Wash Post reporter, after all. Not too much to expect.

Posted by: chris_zz | April 9, 2008 10:43 AM | Report abuse

TA, great points. That right there pretty much sums up the difference right now between the Times, and the Post as far as their reporting that is done on the Redskins.

Seems to me like the Times, does their homework, does legwork on stories, and puts out a story that represents what they found out. J-La, doesn't do any legwork, and spins the story to fit his "axe-to-grind" mentality, and takes pot-shots at the ownership.

Posted by: Greg(Boston) | April 9, 2008 10:43 AM | Report abuse

I always thought that saying "auribus teneo lupum" would make me seem darkly intelligent and therefore devastatingly attractive to members of the opposite sex, until I realized that actually holding a wolf by the ears was a totally stupid thing to do.

Unless the wolf was dead. Or sleeping. Or otherwise rendered immobile.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Greg here is what I have on Barrett,

Projected 3rd round,

Name: Josh Barrett (+) Coming off knee injury
College: Arizona State Number: 19
Height: 6-2 Weight: 223
Position: SS Pos2: FS/OLB
Class/Draft Year: rSr/2008
40 Time: 4.34 40 Low: 4.30 40 High: 4.43
Projected Round: 3 Stock:
Rated number 3 out of 134 SS's 93 / 2541 TOTAL

Combine Results Pro Day Results
Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6016
Weight: 223
40 Yrd Dash: 4.34
20 Yrd Dash: 2.50
10 Yrd Dash: 1.50 225 Lb. Bench Reps: 17
Vertical Jump: 31 1/2
Broad Jump: 10'01"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.27
3-Cone Drill: 7.07


Dates: 03/07/08
Height: 6016
Weight: 223
40 Yrd Dash:
20 Yrd Dash:
10 Yrd Dash: 225 Lb. Bench Reps:
Vertical Jump:
Broad Jump:
20 Yrd Shuttle:
3-Cone Drill:


Before Combine: Hgt: 6017, Wgt: 225, 40YD: 4.50-4.55-4.59 Position drills only.

Draft Scout Snapshot: DS Rating on 08/12/07: #2 SS, #61/750 Overall, Projected: 2-3
2007: Recipient of ASU's Cecil Abono Team Captain Award...Sat out the final two games of the season vs. Arizona and Texas (Holiday Bowl) after spraining his right knee in the Southern California clash...Was hampered early in the year by a pectoral muscle strain suffered vs. San Diego State and a quad contusion suffered vs. Oregon State...Injuries and inconsistent play saw him come off the bench vs. Oregon State, Stanford and Washington State, as he finished eighth on the team with 38 tackles (25 solos), including a 9-yard sack and four stops for losses of 12 yards...Recovered a fumble, deflected seven passes and intercepted another. 13 GP; 12 GS; 82 TT, 7.5 TFL, 1 SK, 3 INT, 6 PBU; Started all 13 games at safety...earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 in '06. 12 GP; 2 GS; 37 TT, 3 TFL, 1 SK, 1 INT, 4 PBU in '05. 10 GP; 4 GS; 17 TT, 0.5 TFL, 1 INT in '04. Cousin, Jerald Moore, was a running back for the Rams and the Saints in the NFL.

Posted by: kmdp4(Draft Guru) | April 9, 2008 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Did the 10.30 Jasno stoning start late or did the 11am start early today?

Anyway, Greg and talent_evaluator, fling away!

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 10:50 AM | Report abuse

I can not handle all these idiots posting under different names, that why I have been staying away.

Posted by: kmdp4(Draft Guru) | April 9, 2008 10:15 AM

Well, boo-hoo.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 10:51 AM | Report abuse

I can not handle all these idiots posting under different names, that why I have been staying away.

Posted by: kmdp4(Draft Guru) | April 9, 2008 10:15 AM

This blog has always been full of idiots posting under different names, I don't see your point.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 10:55 AM | Report abuse

I'm flinging my arm off, right now...

KM, if you look at the 10 yard split on Barret, and his cone drill, he's got 'suddenness', he's fast but its that first burst of speed that scouts focus on. That and his ability to change direction. If he's still on board when the Redskins chance to pick comes up, I'd be hard pressed to pass him over.

I watched some NFL Network last night, and Mayock has Balmer as the third rated DT, the closer the draft gets, the more I think he's going to be the guy in round 1.

Balmer
Nelson
Barrett
Keith

giddy-up...

Posted by: Greg(Boston) | April 9, 2008 10:59 AM | Report abuse

person posting as dcsween, are you saying something about abundant caution as a useful characteristic for ...

Posted by: | April 9, 2008 10:43 AM

I'm saying I learned (and will be promptly forgetting) some Latin today.

Posted by: person posting as dcsween | April 9, 2008 10:59 AM | Report abuse

i cant take any mock seriously that has us avoiding DT in rounds 1-5. DT is absolutely our biggest need and there is no way it won't be addressed early.

Posted by: talkshowhost | April 9, 2008 11:02 AM | Report abuse

What's wrong with Elfin? When the 'Skins traded for Mathis he (1) interviewed Cerrato; (2) interviewed Mathis; (3) interviewed Rock Cartwright. Then he "reported" what he heard.

Posted by: talent evaluator | April 9, 2008 10:29 AM

TE:
I agree with you. It'd be nice to get more real reporting from Jason. He is a Wash Post reporter, after all. Not too much to expect.

Posted by: chris_zz | April 9, 2008 10:43 AM

TA, great points. That right there pretty much sums up the difference right now between the Times, and the Post as far as their reporting that is done on the Redskins.

Seems to me like the Times, does their homework, does legwork on stories, and puts out a story that represents what they found out. J-La, doesn't do any legwork, and spins the story to fit his "axe-to-grind" mentality, and takes pot-shots at the ownership.

Posted by: Greg(Boston) | April 9, 2008 10:43 AM

talent evaluator, chris zz, and Greg(Boston),

Some great news for you guys! The Washington Times has a blog too! And its hosted by David Elfin!

http://video1.washingtontimes.com/redskins/

Have fun over there ... don't let the door hit ya on the way out.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 11:05 AM | Report abuse

that link to Elfin's blog was from me

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 11:06 AM | Report abuse

LOL, you wont have Greg(Boston) to kick around any more...

Posted by: Greg(Boston | April 9, 2008 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Could we have a Post/Times blog smackdown a-brewin?

Posted by: etrod | April 9, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

unregistered--Are you registered on the Elfin blog? Why are you trying to recruit for Elfin? You must be from the Times.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 11:14 AM | Report abuse

oo-hay arted-fay. isthay ogblay inks-stay!

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 11:14 AM | Report abuse

unregistered--

Can you please explain what good it would do to complain about Jasno's shortcomings on a Times blog? Do you think he and Cindy read the Times blog?

And if you'd take the time to read the rules of this blog it clearly says, "We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge washingtonpost.com's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features." I take it that you think we should only be posting praise for Jasno.

Posted by: registered | April 9, 2008 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Comment and challenge implies a discourse. there's no discourse here, just a puppy pile.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 11:23 AM | Report abuse

I like puppies...

Posted by: Greg(boston) | April 9, 2008 11:25 AM | Report abuse

I like puppies...

Posted by: Greg(boston) | April 9, 2008 11:25 AM

See, this is what I mean. This is not discourse. This is just a puppy pile.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Suck it unregistered....how about that...

Posted by: Greg(Boston) | April 9, 2008 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Can you please explain what good it would do to complain about Jasno's shortcomings on a Times blog? Do you think he and Cindy read the Times blog?

Posted by: registered | April 9, 2008 11:20 AM

I think the idea is that the expressed view of several posters here is that the longcomings (is that right?) of the Times reportage means that they will find the information they so sorely seek, conveyed in a style more sympatico with their leanings NFL-wise.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Suck it unregistered....how about that...

Posted by: Greg(Boston) | April 9, 2008 11:28 AM

No, you've got it wrong again. I was referring to DIScourse, not INTERcourse.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 11:30 AM | Report abuse

I think the idea is that the expressed view of several posters here is that the longcomings (is that right?) of the Times reportage means that they will find the information they so sorely seek, conveyed in a style more sympatico with their leanings NFL-wise.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 11:29 AM

No, this explains why we should read the Times and not the Post. Why Elfin is doing a better job than Jasno these days. It doesn't explain why we should complain about Jasno on the Times website.

But riddle me this. Where did you learn more about the Mathis transaction -- in Jasno's post or in Elfin's article?

Posted by: registered | April 9, 2008 11:35 AM | Report abuse

person posting as talent evaluator, so you think DT is our BIGGEST need? I think DE is our biggest need, and DT is second biggest need, and then secondary help and O line and WR (where we get into "best player available at any of these positions of need when our pick comes up").

agree to disagree.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 11:41 AM | Report abuse

But riddle me this. Where did you learn more about the Mathis transaction -- in Jasno's post or in Elfin's article?

Posted by: registered | April 9, 2008 11:35 AM

profootballtalk.com and then google

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 11:42 AM | Report abuse

I didn't read Elfin's article. I don't care for the Times.

It DOES exaplain why you should stay with Elfin's coverage and blog if you find his style and information more reflects your needs.

Why come here to complain when you've already stated that someone else has what you need. Just go there instead. Any other action in that case is simply perverse.

Do you go to restaurants you don't like on a regular basis to tell them that you prefer other ones?

Odd.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 11:43 AM | Report abuse

I think we should all change our names to either registered or unregistered.

It would make this blog even less coherent and enjoyable than it has been the past couple days.

Posted by: talkshowhost | April 9, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

puppies are delicious!

so is this blog!

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

person posting as 11:41AM, I think it was a Jasno thread starter (could be wrong ... consensus up here is that Jasno doesn't actually talk to anyone at the Park) that said that Greg Blache felt DT was a bigger need than DE.

Also, I think that Greg Blache has, at some point in the past, evaluated talent ... and t_e has been MUCH more active since the off-season started ... talent evaluator = Greg Blache? I'm just sayin ...

[I'm just sayin something stupid, but it is nonetheless something that I said.]

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

I think we should all change our names to either registered or unregistered.

It would make this blog even less coherent and enjoyable than it has been the past couple days.

Posted by: talkshowhost | April 9, 2008 11:45 AM


Who gives two turds what you think, Sethy LeSuck?

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 11:47 AM | Report abuse

I'm unregistered. People seem to like me because I am polite and I am rarely late. I enjoy ice cream and a nice pair of slacks. Years later, a doctor will tell me I have an I.Q. of 48 and that I am considered mentally retarded.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

unregistered--

How do you know you don't care for the Times when you don't even read it?

Posted by: registered | April 9, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

To paraphrase a maxim I've heard, you can't please all of the people all of the time. I'm not sure how that might be applied here.


I don't care for the WashTimes in general, but Elfin is all right with me. He was the DC area representative on the HOF selection committee this season, replacing Wilbon (note: I know Post part-timer Lenny Shapiro is an at-large selector), so it was on his watch that Green and Monk were elected. So that's something.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

I'm unregistered. People seem to like me because I am polite and seldom late. I detest ice cream, but do enjoy a nice pair of khakis. Years later, a doctor will tell me I have an I.Q. of 135 and that I am considered gifted.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 11:52 AM | Report abuse

unregistered--

How do you know you don't care for the Times when you don't even read it?

Posted by: registered | April 9, 2008 11:50 AM

I didn't say that I haven't EVER read it, I said I don't.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

call me crazy, but I think the current DT rotation including whiz kids Muntgumry and Goldstone can hold the line (so to speak) even though they don't give us much of a push... I think an edge rusher opposite Dr. Dre is a bigger need.

what I'm saying is, either Blache doesn't know what he needs, or he's cleverly blowing smoke to throw the people who draft behind us off our trail!

just one anonymous person's opinion, posted on the internet.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 11:55 AM | Report abuse

I liked it better when they were called GolGomery.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Unregistered, I have a question.

What is wrong with wanting to have our cake and eat it too?

We would like to receive "inside" information about the current Redskins happenings (a post about WHY they signed Mathis, rather than speculation that Gibbs wouldn't have signed the dude (the cake)), as well as the great jibba jabba that this blog produces (eating said cake).

No one wants to leave this blog because it's a nice little community that provides good Redskins info (sometimes) and good entertainment. The Elfin blog only produces good info.

I mean, I learned more about what's going on with the Redskins in 2 minutes at the Times site than I have in the past week on the RI blog. But the Times site has no jibba jabba and no community at all, thus the need for the RI blog.

It's great that Jasno can post stuff about the Caps and soccer, that's one of the things I like about this blog. But it'd also be great if he could post a bit about why they signed Mathis (apparently Vinny likes his speed) or that the Redskins, as a team, are up for an award the celebrates their courage.

There shouldn't be a "like what Jasno posts or leave" mentality, that's just silly

Posted by: swb | April 9, 2008 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Do you go to restaurants you don't like on a regular basis to tell them that you prefer other ones?

Odd.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 11:43 AM

This sounds like a vaguely European thing to do, maybe French.

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 11:58 AM | Report abuse

More from superior knowledge of European history ... it was Marie Antoinette who said "If there is no bread, let them eat cake and have it too."

You see, people misquote that ... its not about having cake and eating it ... its eating it and having it.

Just sayin'

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 12:00 PM | Report abuse

There shouldn't be a "like what Jasno posts or leave" mentality, that's just silly

Posted by: swb | April 9, 2008 11:57 AM

Agree completely swb, but....

If that's why people come here, isn't it better to accept that this is how THIS blog works and stop berating it for not being the same as the Times one? That is the bit that makes no sense to me.

How about "RI: come for the jibba-jabba, stay for the occasional, apochryphal Redskins news"?

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

I'm Greg(Boston). I don't have a lot of friends and I'm very distant from my family because I'm argumentative and think I'm right ALL the time. Years later I'll die a decrepit and bitter old man, and by then I'll be too brain dead to have an I.Q. of 48.

Posted by: Greg(Not that tool in Boston) | April 9, 2008 12:04 PM | Report abuse

You want Latin? I got your Latin dude.

Isto pensitaris?
You get paid for this crap?

Te audire no possum. Musa sapientum fixa est in aure.
I can't hear you. I have a banana in my ear.

Nihil est; in vita priore ego imperator Romanus fui.
That's nothing; in a previous life I was a Roman Emperor.

Huc accedit Zambonis!
Here comes the Zamboni!

I got a million of 'em

Posted by: Julius Caesar | April 9, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

BTW, let's get something into perspective; what's going on with the Skins right now = very little, exactly the same as practically every other NFL team.

They're all plotting their planned picks and contingencies for the draft, but most of what leaks out will be deliberately misleading to try to manipulate other team's selections wherever possible.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 12:06 PM | Report abuse

person posting as talent evaluator, so you think DT is our BIGGEST need?

Posted by: | April 9, 2008 11:41 AM

Person posting as nobody,

No, I didn't think that. I was a DE/OL guy, myself. I was suprised when Greg Blache contradicted me.

Two things though. (1) No one shows his cards two weeks before the draft (or ever) in the NFL so this is either mis-information or -- at best -- non-information; (2) Greg Blache spends a lot more time with the team than I do and, if he were accidentally showing his cards, I would defer to his judgement.

Posted by: talent evaluator | April 9, 2008 12:06 PM | Report abuse

does Regis need to register?

Posted by: Regis | April 9, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Patriots | Team reportedly has K. Brown rated higher than other teams
Tue, 8 Apr 2008 22:20:42 -0700

Josh Buchanan, of NFLDraftBible.com, reports the New England Patriots reportedly have Appalachian State OG Kerry Brown rated higher than any other team in the NFL. The Patriots could consider Brown with their fifth-round pick.

Posted by: skinfanman | April 9, 2008 12:08 PM | Report abuse

I read Jasno bashing as inherently inconsistent with restoration and maintenance of quality jibba jabba, and a distraction. Its not like anyone is going to change anyone's mind (much less Jasno's) about his interpretation of facts and circumstances coming out of the EVP of Football and The Owner. A frankly, having an earnest anti-Jasno rant interrupt quality jj distracts the jj towards directions it would not normally flow. One or maybe two good counter interpretations (including associated swipes at Jasno) is fine ... its the monotony of the on-and-on, summarizing, repeating, restating that gets tired. The love for the other paper's writers is even worse ... its like people who complain about the violence on television (which they won't turn off). People complaining. There is PLENTY of stuff in this world to complain about. Jasno-bashing is a complaint about Jasno's complaints! Complaining about complaining! I don't agree with everything the guy says just because he says (although I admit it often does confirm my own take on situations), but I do take everything I read with a grain of salt. [And my blood sodium is through the roof!] Complaining about complaining is where I pipe up. Its not MERELY hypocrisy ... its a distracting, tiresome, negative, and boring hypocrisy.

OK, now I want to go off on a rant ...

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Also, I think that Greg Blache has, at some point in the past, evaluated talent ... and t_e has been MUCH more active since the off-season started ... talent evaluator = Greg Blache?

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 11:46 AM

Sween, you know by now that everything I say is always mis-information or non-information. If the same is true of Greg Blache then, yes, I'm the man. Or we're the men. Except he has a job and I don't.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

I hear ya, person posting as talent evaluator.

suffice to say that it would be immensely gratifying to see the Skins use their first pick on a lineman (either side) and to see them devote the majority of their (is it nine?) picks in this draft on linemen. we can dream, can't we?

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Nice one Mr Sween, or can I call you DC?

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Although I am a lifelong Redskins fan, I'm beginning it maybe inVINity before we make the SB with this front office. Thanks for the laffs Redskins InSynder!

Posted by: scooty7s | April 9, 2008 12:13 PM | Report abuse

RedVin's InSnyder?

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse


++++Seems to me like the Times, does their homework, does legwork on stories, and puts out a story that represents what they found out.++++

Yeah, kinda like Redskins.com. The Moony paper is the General Petraeus of sportswriting. Wow, got Ceratto? And Mathis! Holy Moly! Great get fella. Now go marry your sister.

How many Pulitzers did the Times snag this time out?

By the way, I'd like a nickel for every Redskin employee who posts here ripping Jasno. Dude is far from perfect, but I can smell a Swiftboating a mile away.

Snyder and Cerratsorizzo hate the Post. They give their exclusives to the Times.

One more thing:

"Nihil curo de ista tua stulta superstitione."

Posted by: Julius Caesar | April 9, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Greg(Not that tool in Boston) | April 9, 2008 12:04 PM

I see that jvwilson has returned.

Also, per this one from talent evaluator at ... "(2) Greg Blache spends a lot more time with the team than I do and, ..." ... I have one remaining thought.

Greg Blache = not talent evaluator

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

another garbage article

Posted by: ktown88 | April 9, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: Chia Pet | April 9, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Julius Caesar = Corkczar

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Actually, I want to correct that ... I'm pretty sure that Coach Blache has not been fronting as t_e ... and I bet he has evaluated talent. What I intended was a retraction.

talent evaluator = not Greg Blache

[I think this disproves one of the properties of addition, maybe the transitive property.]

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 12:20 PM | Report abuse

I agree 100% talent evaluator! I know this is a blog, but I'd prefer journalistic integrity to (mostly negative) personal opinion. Particularly since these reports tend to be picked up by the national media and presented as fact.

Jason has access to the owner, players, and team officials. Like Elfin -- he should act as a representative of the fans by asking them questions and reporting their responses. This doesn't mean the reports have to be one-sided, but I'd prefer the qualitative balance of actual quotes, interviews, statistics vs. personal opinion, unsubstantiated facts, and innuendo.

Posted by: Siris | April 9, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

I know this is a blog, but I'd prefer journalistic integrity to (mostly negative) personal opinion.

Posted by: Siris | April 9, 2008 12:26 PM

This sentence has an inherent contradiction. If you want journalistic integrity, read the articles. If you want personal opinion, read the blog.

[And if, by national media, you mean profootballtalk.com, which is a blog, picks up the RI, note that it only does so when there is a fact bit in the thread starter.]

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Greg(Not that tool in Boston) | April 9, 2008 12:04 PM

I see that jvwilson has returned.

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 12:17 PM

Who died and made you the psychic? Dionne Warick? Ms. Cleo? Why don't you shut up and stop making an ass of yourself by assuming sh_t?

I'll be waiting for your retort from either you or one of your bum plug buddies.

Posted by: dctween | April 9, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Hey guys. I have been reading your comments and wanted to clear a few things up:

1) I DO hate the Redskins.
2) Brandon Lloyd was my only source of Redskins information the past couple years. Now that he is gone, I have no idea what is going on with the organization...
3)... Nor do I care. I was watching Sienfield last month - the episode where George Costanza just sat in an office and worked on the Penske file all week and did nothing when it hit me - why don't I do that? So basically right now i'm just coasting a long and seeing how long I can milk this free ride. The other Jason is a solid dude and he does all the real work.
4)I'll let you in on a little secret: I'm not even a real journalist. I went to school for hordiculture and don't know the first thing about journalism.
5)Poolman writes all my articles for me. I don't even proof read them. I just forward them on to an intern who puts the thing in Microsoft word, does a little spell checking, and voila! you've got yourself an article.
6)All my insider info comes from reading posts on extremeskins. Occasionally, when I feel like working, i'll troll their forums and find some speculation and post it on here as news. Hey, it pays the bills, so get off my back.
7)Registration is NEVER coming back. It amuses me to see all of you assuming eachothers identities and acting like children. I mean, what else can you expect from Redskins fans?
8)I hate the Redskins.

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | April 9, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

From profootballtalk.com ... linking to the Washington Times ... and adding "personal opinion":

"Redskins WR Jerome Mathis says, "I made some mistakes in my younger days." (Technically, he was younger in February.)"

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 12:34 PM | Report abuse

i hate it when those little fact bits get stuck in my teeth, or in my craw, as it were.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse

See? We were right! Jasno does hate the Redskins. Now, what next? Business as usual, I guess.

Posted by: talent evaluator | April 9, 2008 12:36 PM | Report abuse

HaHaHaHaHaHa

Unregistered attacks bloggers and calls this discourse. HaHaHa

Sween thinks that noone can complain about JLaCadummy, yet all he does is complain about the bloggers complaining.HaHaHa

Because he thinks he is articulate it makes him right.HaHaHaHa

Bunch of paid blog supporters. Get out of Jasno's a$$ the two of you.

HaHaHaHa

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

maybe our employers have all contacted the WP and told them how much time we waste on here every day. This non-registration nonsense is just a scheme to turn us into productive workers!

Posted by: talkshowhost | April 9, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

No, by the looks of it it's turned us into angry, frustrated employees. Wait, that's what we were before we started blogging. Ever what goes around comes around.

Posted by: talent evaluator | April 9, 2008 12:41 PM | Report abuse

OK, now I want to go off on a rant ...

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 12:09 PM

You might even call it a complaint?

Posted by: Larry Bud | April 9, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

say, any of you limp wristed sallies know where I can get a toasted bagel with veggie cream cheese?

Posted by: daveb55 | April 9, 2008 12:44 PM | Report abuse

say, any of you limp wristed sallies know where I can get a toasted bagel with veggie cream cheese?

Posted by: daveb55 | April 9, 2008 12:44 PM

Out your arse!

Posted by: Don't be mad at me. You walked into that one | April 9, 2008 12:46 PM | Report abuse

My full name is Vincenzo Cerrato. I was born in Flushing, New York.

I played college football at Iowa State University; quarterback and wide receiver.

I tutored under a coach named Lou Holtz. Maybe you've heard of him?

I was with the San Francisco 49ers for nine seasons; drafted players like Ted Washington, Ricky Watters, Dana Stubblefield and Bryant Young.

We went to Super Bowl XXIX in 1995. Our quarterback had a pretty good game that day; six touchdowns, breaking Doug Williams' old record by two.

I was hired by Mr. Snyder in 1999. I have to admit, it's been a rough patch; hard to believe it's been ten years.

Unfortunately, I'm most known for acquiring older big name stars like Bruce Smith, Deion Sanders, Irving Fryar, and Mark Carrier. People on the outside may not know this, but I'm not solely responsible for making those picks.

Gregg Williams is to blame for wasting a first round pick on Carlos Rodgers, not me. Adam Archuleta was Gregg's idea too, not mine.

We have a great new coach in Jim Zorn and I've learned my lesson with the whole free agency thing. We're currently rebuilding through the draft.

I truly look forward to helping to bring back the glory to this storied franchise.

Posted by: Chia Pet | April 9, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse

OK, now I want to go off on a rant ...

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 12:09 PM

You might even call it a complaint?

Posted by: Larry Bud | April 9, 2008 12:43 PM

Yes, but I only did it once.

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 12:50 PM | Report abuse

My $.02 for the skins

1st round Philip Merling DE Clemson
2nd round John Greco OG Toledo
3rd round Pat Sims DT Auburn
3-7 rounds WR, CB(2), OLB, QB

Posted by: mtnskinsfan | April 9, 2008 12:51 PM | Report abuse

KM,

I could live with that draft. With some more OL in the later rounds, that would definetely work for me. Like Greg, I think if the Skins pick Balmer (Harvey, Merling and Albert being gone) and go with the rest of your picks it would be awesome.

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 9, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

from the Dallas News ...

Virginia OL to visit Dallas Cowboys

12:06 AM CDT on Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Virginia OG Branden Albert is slated to visit with the Cowboys next week, one of 30 out-of-area players the team is allowed to host.

The Cowboys don't necessarily have an immediate need at guard, with Pro Bowler Leonard Davis and returning starter Kyle Kosier in the fold, and they haven't taken a lineman in the first round in more than two decades.

[dcsween note: the editor removed the last clause of the original article text, which read " ..., but this season, Jerry Jones figured it was time to fck with the Redskins who pick two spots earlier."]

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Either Gollum...which is my personal favorite, or Ceratto sucks. I'd vote for either.

Posted by: zap123 | April 9, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Sorry to see most of the regulars gone because of a few idiots.

Oh well, as some have said, back to work I guess. Sigh!

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 9, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

HAHA SKINNYS GOING IN TO DISARAY BECAUSE DEY R NO LONGER GOOD AND THE FANS DONT SUPPORT THEM HERES UR BOOHOO BOX CLOWNS YOU GOING TO NEED IT U GEEKS GOING FORTH AND BACK ABOUT DIS AND THAT WHILE COWBOYS PASS YOU AS #1 TEAM IN THE WORLD ROMO OVER CAMBELL NE DAY SKINNY CLOWNS HEHEHEHEHE

Posted by: BOOFER | April 9, 2008 1:06 PM | Report abuse

mtnskinsfan, i like your picks and heres why:

1) Very smart picking up a DE and DL with 2 of our first 3 picks. We truly need to address both positions with players who can contribute immediately and start by the end of the year (at the latest). We have done that with your two picks.

2) I like going OL with our 2nd rounder IF neither Hardy or Nelson are there. If either of them are there, i think we have to take them and go OL with our 2nd 3rd.

3)You wisely address OLB and QB with later round picks. We don't need immediate starters there, but rather players to be backups and develop over the next few years.


The only think I disagree with you about is your choice to select two CBs - later round CBs rarely develop into anything. We need a CB who is ready to play backup nickle when the season starts - we're not going to find that in a late round pick. using two late rounders on CBs to me is just pissing them away. Im beginning to think we are best served to draft a safety and another OL or DL and ignore CB entirely in the draft.

Since we need someone who can come in right away (and play until carlos recovers) we really need to pick up a post june1st cut CB, maybe even two of them. Rogers will be healthy by the end of the season and I would say that next year we need to replace springs - either with a #1 draft pick or with a stud free agent (guy from oakland should be available)

Posted by: talkshowhost | April 9, 2008 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Sorry to see most of the regulars gone because of a few idiots.

Oh well, as some have said, back to work I guess. Sigh!

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 9, 2008 12:57 PM


If they truly cared about you they would've told you where they were going, jackass!

Posted by: Quit your F'ing Crying! | April 9, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

HAHA SKINNYS GOING IN TO DISARAY BECAUSE DEY R NO LONGER GOOD AND THE FANS DONT SUPPORT THEM HERES UR BOOHOO BOX CLOWNS YOU GOING TO NEED IT U GEEKS GOING FORTH AND BACK ABOUT DIS AND THAT WHILE COWBOYS PASS YOU AS #1 TEAM IN THE WORLD ROMO OVER CAMBELL NE DAY SKINNY CLOWNS HEHEHEHEHE

Posted by: BOOFER | April 9, 2008 1:06 PM

poolman, i presume?

Posted by: talkshowhost | April 9, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

was it ever determined if/when registration would resume?

i can't take much more of this.

Posted by: talkshowhost | April 9, 2008 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Oddly, I find it comforting to see a BOOFER post ... at least I know who its from and where it fits (compared to the bizarro blog created by unregistrification).

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Janso has been taken to the woodshed quite enough on this blog. When he dosen't produce the feedback seems to me to come pretty quickly from the readers. I think that is fair criticism.

As far as the Times is concerned, I do check it from time to time but its Redskins coverage really dosent compare to the Post. In general, the Times finds its greatest circulation at the local animal shelter where it makes for excellent cage liner.

Let's acknowledge a basic fact: a blog post is not the same thing as an article, though any journalist who has a blog is going to be held to a higher standard. Janso has to make clear when he is just bumping his gums and when he is putting forth vetted facts, since reading between the lines has proved a challenge for some.

As far a what to call Vinny and Synder, as I have said in the past, the Sopranos offers us all of the guidance we need: Vinny=Christopher and Synder=Tony.
Remember one of the final episodes when Tony finally realizes how much of liability Christopher has become, and he "helps" him breath after the SUV accident they have. The same thing might happen to Vinny if all the FO moves don't work out.

REDSKINS ONE OUT!


Posted by: Redskin's One | April 9, 2008 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Certamen Bikini-Suicidus-Disci mox coepit?

Posted by: Julius Caesar | April 9, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Fac me cocleario vomere!

Posted by: Julius Caesar | April 9, 2008 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Time to ITA Curz.

Posted by: Stumped | April 9, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Worst guest blog ever. If you're going to use Latin you better be funny, otherwise you just sound like a stuffy dork.

Posted by: Schneed10 | April 9, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

talkshowhost/SETH, the poster named BOOFER is a looooooong-time regular (less regular recently) and the posts generally look the same. He might have started posting in the first or second week of the blog. He's a Dallas fan, pure and simple, not a random graffiti vandal like some of the stuff recently.

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

sween, where has everyone else gone? Is the real nate fed up at his imposters tomfoolery? is brownwood gone forever? it would be a shame. even good ole greg seems to have had his fill.

Posted by: talkshowhost | April 9, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

"... If you're going to use Latin, you better be funny ..."

Posted by: Schneed10 | April 9, 2008 1:20 PM

I love this post. Nothing says funny like Latin. [The reason the process to select a pope is so secretive is b/c its really just a bunch of guys doing their material ... in Latin.]

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 1:26 PM | Report abuse

This is for DCTween from 12.30pm today

As published in: "Is Homophobia Associated With Homosexual Arousal?" Journal of Abnormal Psychology
1996, Vol. 105, No. 3, 440-45

The conclusion of the study was that "homophobia is apparently associated with homosexual arousal that the homophobic individual is either unaware of or denies." p.440.

Not that there's anything wrong with that, but do you have something you'd like to share with us Tween?

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

tsh/SETH, I sense that lots of people are still posting, just taking their real identities underground until re-registration. I definitely think Nate got fed up ... last time this happened, he took off a few weeks do to the thing we all wish we had the time to do ... work.

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 1:30 PM | Report abuse

The only think I disagree with you about is your choice to select two CBs - later round CBs rarely develop into anything. We need a CB who is ready to play backup nickle when the season starts - we're not going to find that in a late round pick. using two late rounders on CBs to me is just pissing them away. Im beginning to think we are best served to draft a safety and another OL or DL and ignore CB entirely in the draft.

Since we need someone who can come in right away (and play until carlos recovers) we really need to pick up a post june1st cut CB, maybe even two of them. Rogers will be healthy by the end of the season and I would say that next year we need to replace springs - either with a #1 draft pick or with a stud free agent (guy from oakland should be available)

Posted by: talkshowhost | April 9, 2008 1:07 PM

I hear ya TSH. I just figure backup CBs can fill in on special teams more ably than most while they're brought along to play nickel/dime defenses and what have you. Other needs like TE and P or more OL/DL depth would be fine also.

ignore the knuckleheads

Posted by: mtnskinsfan | April 9, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

is talkshowhost one of the Waldorf and Statler guys?

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Agree completely swb, but....

If that's why people come here, isn't it better to accept that this is how THIS blog works and stop berating it for not being the same as the Times one? That is the bit that makes no sense to me.

How about "RI: come for the jibba-jabba, stay for the occasional, apochryphal Redskins news"?

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 12:02 PM

I think part of the problem is the standard that Jasno set for this blog during the season - when there's actuall info to post.

People come to expect the same level of "insider info" throughout the year, even if there isn't much info to be inside of.

When people see Jasno posting speculation peices, while other outlets are posting actual news (however small it may be), it turns into a "why isn't he posting 'inside' info on Redskins 'Insider'?"

The funny thing is, I'm sure once camp begins and preseason begins, this blog will be right back to posting good info on a constant basis, and all of this will be forgotten.

The part that doesn't make sense to me is why some just don't understand why there are individuals who get upset when no Insider info is posted on Redskins Insider.

How about "RI: come for the jibba-jabba, stay for the off season negative speculations". Then, during football season, it could just switch back to the good old slogan.

Posted by: swb | April 9, 2008 1:36 PM | Report abuse

mntnskinsfan, you beat me to it... later round guys and UFAs usually have to be ready to go to war on special teams, and be depthy behind the starters, and have pretty good speed and pretty good hands, hence DBs are so often in the mix.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 1:37 PM | Report abuse

hooray, work!

blah blah blog

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse

I was going to post more, but someone wrote something really mean about me. Instead of posting, I'm trying to re-evaluate my life....

Posted by: Greg(Boston) | April 9, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse

I feel that between torrence and westbrook, we are fine with our young db depth. Heck, we've also got eubanks, preilou, stoutmire to contribute and play special teams.

we simply don't need any more "depth" at the CB position. We need a veteran who can start 8-10 games.

Posted by: talkshowhost | April 9, 2008 1:44 PM | Report abuse

I was going to post more, but someone wrote something really mean about me. Instead of posting, I'm trying to re-evaluate my life....

Posted by: Greg(Boston) | April 9, 2008 1:39 PM

Good on you, lad. I always say that an hour or two of soul searching every year or two is never wasted time. More than that, of course, is narcissism. After all, if you can't find your soul in an hour or two, then what's the point? Now get back to the blogging.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 1:44 PM | Report abuse

I preferred ITA - cause they're way more than knuckleheads.

mtn - I'm with you, no way we can have enough CBs. Seems we're always thin and like you said, they can play teams until they are needed in their natural positions.

Posted by: mile high | April 9, 2008 1:48 PM | Report abuse

talkshowhost, completely agree that we need a #2-3 corner at the ready in case Carlos Rogers isn't ready by September. Without Carlos, after Springs (#1) and Smoot (#2-3) the trust level takes a nosedive.

We also need a #1 corner of the future to replace Springs, who may or may not = Carlos.

Also, it seems a low round draft pick or UFA might be able to displace one of the dudes you listed for depth/special teams and be a few dollars cheaper.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 1:50 PM | Report abuse

This looks like the original local newspaper report about Mathis' arrest a few months ago. [CAUTION: This is negative, so if you either hate bad news or don't feel like it today, skip it.]

http://stories.thefacts.com/story.lasso?ewcd=57646c7b4d35bb9e

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

U SKINNYS GETTING READY FOR YUR REVNGE NERDS MEAT UP N SALABRATE MONKS HOF INDUCTION WHILE IRVIN MADE IT IN WAAY B4 HIM HERES A TISSUE FROM YOUR BOOHOO BOX SKINNYS ITLL B ALRIGHT WEN U GUYS HAVE YUR LITTLE REGERSTATION BACK N GET BACK TO YOUR SKINNYS NERDVILLE GEEK ORGY GRAB YOUR BOOHOO BOX CUZ YUR GOING TO NEED IT HEHEHEHEHEHE

Posted by: BOOFER | April 9, 2008 1:52 PM | Report abuse

The blog is crashing and burning. Cindy, any help here?

Am I the only one that missing the peaceful days of jibba jabba? Forgive me if I am the only one, I am feeling a bit melancholy.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | April 9, 2008 1:55 PM | Report abuse

http://stories.thefacts.com/story.lasso?ewcd=57646c7b4d35bb9e


Man, that is terrible, but I've heard worse.

Posted by: RedDMV | April 9, 2008 1:56 PM | Report abuse

swb - the difference as dcsween said earlier is degree. Being disappointed at a perceived lack of 'inside' information is okay, voicing that disappointment is okay too.

However, continually whining about "agendas, bias, and axes (and the grinding thereof)" is just plain tedious to read or hear.

We should all remember that people who see Jasno's speculation as negative are just voicing THEIR opinion. There are no objective facts here that prove them right and him wrong, or even the reverse.

It's ALL subjective, so come go along for the ride and see where it takes us.

One final thing; NEVER forget that now that the Skins have a professional PR person, 99% of the news you hear about them is managed by that PR team.

The 'speculation' as it's called on here and printed on a few other sites may not always be right, but it may well be the only things you ever get to hear that are 'off message'.

If you don't want 'off message' (unless it fits your worldview) just get your Skins news from redskins.com and the rest of your news from Fox.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

The blog is crashing and burning. Cindy, any help here?

Am I the only one that missing the peaceful days of jibba jabba? Forgive me if I am the only one, I am feeling a bit melancholy.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | April 9, 2008 1:55 PM


See what I mean? Go ahead and cry to your "Peeps" about how the damn sky is falling because someone stole your identity.

Posted by: Aww, want some cheese with that whine, baby? | April 9, 2008 1:59 PM | Report abuse

U COWPUNKS FIXIN TO DO SUM BUUGER SHUGER WITH COKEHEAD IRVIN WILE PLASTIK FACE JEERY JONES GO GETS THAT CRIMIN PACMAN WELL HERES YUR BOOHOO WIPES TO WIPE YURSELVES OFF OUR SKINZ AZZES HEHEHEHHEEHEHEHEH

Posted by: DCSWEEN | April 9, 2008 2:00 PM | Report abuse

pretty sure that was fake BOOFER and fake Nate

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Oh, that was directed to BOOFER, but it was really me ... trying to do my best BOOFERING. I'm telling ya, he's the only guy I trust to actually be who he says he is (other than myself, and I'm not sure I can trust myself either).

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 2:03 PM | Report abuse

yeah, that was definitely fake Nate at 1:55.

I'm in a position to know this.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Such unpleasantness and anger and hatred up here!

Where does it come from? Why is this blog such an attractive target for it?

Somebody please explain. Legit question.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Anonymity ... which is also a big part of the explanation of road rage (the acting on it, not having the rage). Without registration, its like a blackout ... after the looting and rioting, then the graffiti.

That and the "open season on RI" post over at ES.

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the article dcsween (1:51pm).

I don't mind negative articles that are based on fact. I just hate meaness for the sake of being mean.

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 9, 2008 2:13 PM | Report abuse

sween,

Are you sure you are you?
Who are you anyway?

***existential crisis ensues***

Posted by: Stumped | April 9, 2008 2:14 PM | Report abuse

in mission impossible uno, max said anonymity was like a warm blanket. personally, i think its for sissies

Posted by: talkshowhost | April 9, 2008 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Guys, after much introspection, and self reflection, I'm out of here.

I'm joining the Peace Corp, have to leave right now...thanks to the anon post that changed my life...

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Posted by: swb | April 9, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

what "open season on RI" post over at ES?

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

I'm intrigued, how is it that our new friend tester is able to get in so many posts in the same minute. Has he (or she) found a way around the foibles of loseable type?

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Great, just great. The real me is assumed to be the fake me. I thought the only problem was when the fake me was assumed to be the real me.

Regardless, 1:55 was really me.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | April 9, 2008 2:25 PM | Report abuse

I think Fake Nate and 'awwww...' are the same person. Probably a 'multiple Mary' or some other sad soul.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

1.55pm was NOT Nate. Admit it Fake Nate, the game's up.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

So much for Losable Type

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | April 9, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

I don't think anonymity explains the chaos. We had anonymity before we had registration. There was some bad stuff going down, but I remember it as being episodic. It got extremely ugly after a Redskins loss. It would sort of come and go, and maybe this mess will too. We ITA'ed and it sort of disappeared, until it came back again.

I think it's worse this time because there's a nut job or two out there. They're familiar with the blog and probably posted in the past. They may have stopped, but they have grudges. They have probably been lurking, because they appeared pretty quickly after registration was dropped. Maybe they just get a kick out of p*ssing in the soup. One of them is intelligent and subtle. Others just seem to be high school kids or burger flippers on a lark (like me). I have my own list of possibilities in my head, but it doesn't really matter, unless someone at the Post will take the time to identify the posters and post their identities. That would be way cool.

I always thought that this stuff fell under the category of ITA. They are sociopaths and their reward is in seeing that they can make other people unhappy. If you don't wince when they give you the Indian rope burn then they stop. If you grimace, they'll be back tomorrow to do it again.

Now, to be sure, if registration were restored, this stuff would calm down a lot and we would have a higher jibba-jabba content. But, we can just sort of jibba-jabba around the miscreants, can't we? After all, we got through Jack, LiberalMike, and Barno.

Posted by: talent evaluator | April 9, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Jason, Cindy, Someone at the post,

Do you really hate the bloggers here so much? Is there nothing you can do to fix this madness? I face insanity daily while I commute, I do not need it here at RI too!

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

I feel that between torrence and westbrook, we are fine with our young db depth. Heck, we've also got eubanks, preilou, stoutmire to contribute and play special teams.

we simply don't need any more "depth" at the CB position. We need a veteran who can start 8-10 games.

Posted by: talkshowhost | April 9, 2008 1:44 PM

I'm fairly certain that if his name wasn't Westbrook but instead his name was Joe Davis you wouldn't feel the same way. Considering you have ever seen him play how would you know he is "good enough depth?"

People get a hard on for people brothers.

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Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

So, who's going to come clean and admit they're the anon/troll poster?

I think that gathering at the baseball game is the perfect place.

I won't be there but I'm dying to know if it will be discussed or not.

Posted by: RedDMV | April 9, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

I'm the anon/troll poster.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

I wanna see if it lets me post twice in a minute. Lets give it a shot

Posted by: swb | April 9, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

So fake nate tries to become a fake unregistered now?

You have a problem faker, SOME people here know who unregistered and the others here are.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Who's going to come clean and admit their Notguy. They should discuss THAT at the baseball game.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Hah, nope, what I thought might be the problem didn't work. Well, that's good at least.

And now for your random stat of the day...every single day between now and September 1st will feature 13 hours of daylight or more. Awesome huh?

Posted by: swb | April 9, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

I thought cload did a sort of mea culpa on that? Or was it dcsween?

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

te, I am the intelligent and subtle one. Do not be fooled by imposters.

Posted by: Nutjob | April 9, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Ugh.

Posted by: Redcoat | April 9, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Do you think that if someone who wasn't actually notguy tried to take credit and claim all of the work for themselves that the REAL notguy would get upset and show himself/herself?

Or if it was a shemale, shimself?

Posted by: swb | April 9, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Give it whirl swb.

Posted by: unregistrant | April 9, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

too bad not everyone can be intelligent and subtle

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Sorry unregistrant, but I can't. I already proposed the idea, so if I did it, it'd be waaaay to obvious that I was lying.

Plus, I'm not a liar and wouldn't steal someones identity, unlike SOME people up here, maps.

Posted by: swb | April 9, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

I must admit it would be nice if someone at the Post would tell us what's going on.

Why did the blog lock up about 10 threads back?

We're back, but without registration, and know that registration will be back. Is this part of the on-going hamster research project?

I hope they are upgrading the loosable and that tester really is a tester, but somehow I doubt it.

hmmm.

Posted by: Stumped | April 9, 2008 2:44 PM | Report abuse

After all, we got through Jack, LiberalMike, and Barno.

Posted by: talent evaluator | April 9, 2008 2:27 PM

And jjwilson2003 or whatever he/she/it was called.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Notguy = Nutjob

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

I'm Spartacus!

Posted by: Antoninus | April 9, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

And Cindy, for the record, the time travel was a lot more fun. Even though you guys fixed it before I could go back in time and change the outcome of that shabingus in Seattle.

Posted by: Stumped | April 9, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Blast, sorry.

I'm Notguy!!

Posted by: Antoninus | April 9, 2008 2:46 PM | Report abuse

After all, we got through Jack, LiberalMike, and Barno.

Posted by: talent evaluator | April 9, 2008 2:27 PM

And jjwilson2003 or whatever he/she/it was called.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 2:44 PM

fyi not me

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 2:46 PM | Report abuse

And don't forget about poolman, unregistered. He does the occasional drive-by blogging, but for the most part makes his 3 posts and is done for a week or two.

Posted by: swb | April 9, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Smack is Notguy.

I don't know this, I am making a guess

Posted by: registered-un | April 9, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

We should definitely trade a few draft picks to get Priest Holmes. He's a perfect fit for the WCO and he's got a lot of gas left in his tank.

Posted by: Periculum | April 9, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

And jjwilson2003 or whatever he/she/it was called.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 2:44 PM

fyi not me

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 2:46 PM

True, but then you're not me. And I'm the real one. Not you.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Since he is Not a redskins fan

Posted by: registered-un | April 9, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Periculum, how about Jessica Gomes instead of Priest Holmes? I think she'd be a much better fit for the WCO, and she's an Aussie. maybe she could even take over punting duties

Posted by: swb | April 9, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Fake guy, your posts are getting predictable.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Kirwan's certainly not swayed by CCampbell's poor showing at the combine and pro day. He's moved him up to 17 and has the skins taking Merling.

http://www.nfl.com/draft/story;jsessionid=D6F58C68ADBD93D1B75F959FC1104429?id=09000d5d807a1d8e&template=with-video&confirm=true

Mayock has the skins taking Campbell now with Merling sliding to 26th. Don't think either one of these guys has a clue.

http://www.nfl.com/draft/story;jsessionid=F0D1BAB26A7BF0E071B5AE9063BE563F?id=09000d5d8079e2e4&template=with-video&confirm=true

Posted by: mtnskinsfan | April 9, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: Pop | April 9, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Fake guy, your posts are getting predictable.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 2:49 PM

Nice try, but better go back to being Fake Nate. Like I said, people know who I am. You? Not so much.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

mtn, I'd love it if the Skins had Merling fall into their laps.

I don't get how people can't see that Campbell is going to have trouble at the pro-level. As I've stated previously:

Tall and fast - GOOD
Tall and slow - Game over.

Any one know how Sweed ran today?

Posted by: Greg(Boston) | April 9, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

www.paulgoespop.typepad.com

Posted by: Pop | April 9, 2008 2:50 PM

Cheggers Plays Pop

http://www.ukgameshows.com/page/index.php?title=Cheggers_Plays_Pop

Posted by: Redcoat | April 9, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Plus, I'm not a liar and wouldn't steal someones identity, unlike SOME people up here, maps.

Posted by: swb | April 9, 2008 2:43 PM

Oh OK, so people must use their real names when posting now, right? So how do you pronounce your name? Who's mama would name their child 'talent' or 'talkshowhost'? How is that pronounced? I guess you're just spitting some self-righteous BS, because we all know good and well stealing someones blog handle, ooops, I mean IDENTITY is way above your standards and morals.

Posted by: Why don't you ask PDX boy, could you have some of his baby wipes? | April 9, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

I don't think we have to worry about taking Kelly with #21 anymore...

OU wide receiver Kelly times slow at Pro Day

Oklahoma WR Malcolm Kelly ran forty times of 4.75 and 4.68 at his Pro Day on Wednesday.

This may very well knock the underclassman out of first-round consideration, although his knees may not be 100%. By comparison, Dwayne Jarrett ran 4.67 and 4.62 at his Pro Day a year ago and went No. 45 overall. Kelly's vertical leap (32") also was unimpressive. He did reportedly look "very good" in position drills. Teammate Reggie Smith ran 4.65 and 4.61. Non-zone teams may only look at Smith as a safety now. Apr. 9 - 2:00 pm et
Source: NFL.com

Posted by: rbruce | April 9, 2008 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Any one know how Sweed ran today?

Posted by: Greg(Boston) | April 9, 2008 2:54 PM

My guess would be "as of, or in the style of a bi-ped" but I'm just winging it on that Greg.

Ah, I got nothin' here.

Posted by: Redcoat | April 9, 2008 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Why don't you ask PDX boy........ | April 9, 2008 2:55 PM

Wow, someone gets really grumpy when they miss nap time at school don't they? Never mind diddums.

So much anger for a bunch of people you've never met. Must really suck to be you.

Posted by: Redcoat | April 9, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

kirwans always been an idiot. never paid attention to mayock so he's a confirmed idiot now as well. thanks for the info mtnskinsfan.

Posted by: talkshowhost | April 9, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

To the poster who just spit out a rant about blog handles and identity, hahahahaha, wow. Overreact much?

Yes, someones blog name is their identity, on this blog. Whether a real life identity or online identity, and identity is and identity and you're stealing one (or many). Obviously you're not stealing their real life identity, but it doesn't matter. Get a clue, please.

Posted by: swb | April 9, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, should have read "an identity is an identity and you're stealing one (or many)." I was a bit hasty with my D key.

Posted by: swb | April 9, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

I am not Not not not guy

Posted by: registered | April 9, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

"I don't think anonymity explains the chaos. We had anonymity before we had registration. ..."

Posted by: talent evaluator | April 9, 2008 2:27 PM

Registration anonymity was different b/c you could only post under the identities for which you registered. Now, anyone can be any identity ... or have no identity at all. Maybe anonymity is not the correct word ... maybe its invisibility.

Regardless ... did anything happen today (other than some of the regular bloggers returning to their paying jobs)?

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

sorry if this has been answered before and i have somehow missed it, but is registration going to be required again or is this how its going to be from now on?

Posted by: talkshowhost | April 9, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

I'm thinking they'll draft the best available player, based on the hierarchy of need.

DT
OL
WR
DE
CB

I think the story on drafting OL with 21, is like someone filming the Cowboys Draft Board on Corners. It wouldn't have happened if they hadn't wanted to happen.

Posted by: Stumped | April 9, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

I thought Kirwan was one of the few writers (other than The Rooster) who actually came from the ranks of a team front office (Chargers?) ... so it did not surprise me that he would say something (which I presume would draw immediate flame from Greg(b) and tafka) like this about Campbell based on the player's entire body of work in college (as opposed to his performance at the Combine), "He also has a reputation as a hard worker and his eight forced fumbles prove the effort is a part of his package."

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

sween,

Maybe I didn't explain myself well. I'm talking about the earlier times, before we had registration. I'm talking about when people were writing "Where's my vibrator" and signing it Lisa. Everyone could have done it, but very few did, and they did it very seldom.

Posted by: talent evaluator | April 9, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the update on Sweed.

THAT SUCKS for the Redskins for 2 reasons:

1. He's DEFINETLY not going in the first round now, whereas had he run a 4.4, he'd have gotten picked before 21. A good player falling to 21 became even less of a probability.

2. Jordy Nelson's stock is on the rise. With Sweed running slow, Manningham being slow, and having character issues, Desean Jackson being tiny, and Devin Thomas having only ONE year of productivity, Nelson looks like the most sure thing of the whole group.

Crap, Crap, Crap. I'm really joining the peace corp now...

Posted by: Greg(Boston) | April 9, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Kirwan's bio line from the nfl.com site:

"Pat Kirwan began his career in 1972. After coaching high school and college football, he spent eight years with the New York Jets, beginning as a defensive assistant coach and advancing to director of player administration."

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

I don't think Campbell is going to be as bad some some think, but I also don't think he's going to be great. With that said, I don't think he'd be the right pick for the Skins at 21.

Mr. Sween - if the Redskins somehow end up with Limas Sweed, and he ends up being awesome, would you ever entertain the thought of changing your blog handle to dcsweed? Or, is that just too sweedish sounding for you?

Posted by: swb | April 9, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

After all, we got through Jack, LiberalMike, and Barno.

Posted by: talent evaluator | April 9, 2008 2:27 PM

And jjwilson2003 or whatever he/she/it was called.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 2:44 PM

And DMAN, BOOFER, and the original Fake Nate, he had me going all day that 1st time.......

Posted by: 4th | April 9, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

I think Kirwan was with the Jets. I've always enjoyed what he writes, but that's just me. He actually was an insider and he shares that perspective.

Posted by: talent evaluator | April 9, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Nice try, but better go back to being Fake Nate. Like I said, people know who I am. You? Not so much.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 2:52 PM

Yes, I have previously posted that people know who I am - it is common knowledge.

Just restating this fact does not make people believe that you are me.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Sorry to see that nothing has changed.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | April 9, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse

I was told there would be no registration.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

While I was at it, I checked on Mayock ... looks like he played football in the past:

"NFL Draft expert Mike Mayock, a former star defensive back from Boston College, breaks down Draft-eligible players looking at whose stock may be rising or falling throughout the season."

swb, that one is a bridge we can burn when we come to it ... and whether the new draft choice is going to consider changing his name to Limas Sween ... [insert yucks here]

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

So now I'm tracking down the bona fides of sports writers ... and I google found me this bio of Prisco ... http://sportsline.com/columns/writers/prisco/bio ... until reading this bio, I had been thinking Prisco was taller. This description (5'6" guard) evokes my mental image of chRIs Larry (who I also have never seen except in vintage Hecklers photos ... but the mental image does include Redskins crocs and a significant gut).

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Yes, someones blog name is their identity, on this blog. Whether a real life identity or online identity, and identity is and identity and you're stealing one (or many). Obviously you're not stealing their real life identity, but it doesn't matter. Get a clue, please.

Posted by: swb | April 9, 2008 3:01 PM

Big difference between the two. Too bad you and others don't get it.

Maybe if you got out from behind the computer and lived a real life.

Posted by: A dose of reality | April 9, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Just restating this fact does not make people believe that you are me.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 3:16 PM

Obviously you are the 'subtle and intelligent' one. Nice try!

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Until they get knocked from playoffs my moniker is gonna be ALL CAPS!!!!!!!!!!

I miss jack that SJK litttle SJK

Posted by: CHRIS LARRY | April 9, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

The LEAST informative bio so far ... is for Mel Kiper, whose only chops appear to be his stint at community college.* http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/melkiper/bio

* this is not a dig ... good for him to get an education ... but the point is that his bio has next to NO biographical information about him.

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

just checking in to see... yep, the idiot is still here.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Maybe if you got out from behind the computer and lived a real life.

Posted by: A dose of reality | April 9, 2008 3:24 PM

dose--

Like yours? Where are you posting this from, a baseball?

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Maybe if you got out from behind the computer and lived a real life.

Posted by: A dose of reality | April 9, 2008 3:24 PM

Pot. Meet kettle.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

* this is not a dig ... good for him to get an education ... but the point is that his bio has next to NO biographical information about him.

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 3:27 PM

Is it possible that there's no information about him because he's, well, unregistered?

Posted by: talent evaluator | April 9, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Don Banks (SI) ... straight up sports writer ... http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/writers/don_banks/archive/index.html

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

signifigant gut...I would call it...noticable...quirky

Posted by: chris larry | April 9, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

You so desperately want to be me. I will take that as a compliment and move on.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Oh Look! Stupid (Podspeak) is Back!

Posted by: Desdemona | April 9, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

what was the logic behind permanently removing the registration feature?:

was JLC getting scared because many of the posters comments here were more insightful than his own? was this an attempt to "dumb" down the blog so JLC looked better?

Posted by: talkshowhost | April 9, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

just checking in to see... yep, the idiot is still here.

Posted by: | April 9, 2008 3:27 PM

Hey, that's MR. IDIOT to you, Mr. Can't Even Write His Own Name.

Posted by: talent evaluator | April 9, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Peter King (SI), also straight up sports writer ... http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/writers/peter_king/archive/index.html

THIS one says that Paul Zimmerman (Dr. Z) did more that just work his way up as sports writer, but that he played high school, college, and semi-pro football. [I don't believe any of it, just like I don't believe he's really a doctor.] http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/writers/dr_z/archive/index.html

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

You so desperately want to be me. I will take that as a compliment and move on.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 3:32 PM

Why would I compliment someone who's only discernible skill is to copy?

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

was this an attempt to "dumb" down the blog so JLC looked better?

Posted by: talkshowhost | April 9, 2008 3:33 PM

In the Valley of the Blind the one-eyed man is King.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

cL, I know the Caps are more than a one guy team, but Ovechkin is the guy who I say is the proverbial SHTI. I only caught two games this season ... one pre-Boudreau and one post-Bourdreau (guess which one they won), but btwn periods once, they have film asking players where they go to vacation (it was during the one or two cold days this winter). Ovechkin smiles and says "I like Habana ... you know Cooba?" In addition to being the likely MVP (and probably knowing it), I liked the little dig/smirk to imply that deep down, he was still a Ruskie.

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Being that I am one of the idiots, I can testify that there are multuple idiots here (anon, unregistered, long song in name). I have not posted all of the silly/stupid/fake comments today.

Posted by: Nutjob | April 9, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Good to see some sporting excitement in DC anyway, long may it continue for the Caps.

Now when your Skins are as exciting as my beloved Fins....

Ah, what am I saying? I got nothin'.

Posted by: Redcoat | April 9, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Ovechkin goes to Cooba because he can and because it's probably the only place in the world where a US dollar will buy a bottle of rum and a cigar. And with a pocketful of dollars, you can buy Habana.

Posted by: talent evaluator | April 9, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Trying to catch up on all of the posts, but not sure it worked. Did the test work? Who is who out here? I am confused. Or Dumb. Hope not an idiot, but I've been called that several times so...

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 9, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

isn't registration down across all the WashPo blogs? somebody mentioned it yesterday.

it'll be back.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

there are more than idiots out here, Curzon.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

There are fake idiots!

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Kerz, some of the regulars are here. I joined the peace corp, earlier, but I'm back.

Sweed ran a 4.6, and 4.7, is really the only football related info today. All this other stuff is poppycock..

Posted by: Greg(you should know by know) | April 9, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Here's one for DCSween, the blog's number 1 wordacizer, or for Lurker Nate, the blog's clear thinker. Or, for anyone else:

Being called an idiot on Redskins Insider is like being _________ at/in/on __________.

Posted by: talent evaluator | April 9, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Well, checking with Mrs. Curzon, I know I am not one of the fake ones. Fortunately for her not all of the time. Or at least I like to think so.

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 9, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Am I the only one here who thinks that Sayesha is out tonight on American Idol?

Posted by: talent evaluator | April 9, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Greg, thanks for that info on Sweed. Could not find it anywhere, but work did get in the way. Now to pray to the gods that Nelson falls to us in the 2nd!

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 9, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Apologies to the earlier similar post, but being called an idiot on Redskins Insider is like being a one-eyed man in the valley of the blind.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Curzon,

The reason Greg got back so fast from the Peace Corps is that they sent him to Saudi Arabia. He discovered oil for them. They're rich now and they don't need him anymore. Way to go, Greg, a good day's work.

Posted by: talent evaluator | April 9, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

So will it be Curzon417 or kerzon417 when registration is turned on again? Or something else?

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

from someone in a position to know:

"the blog [registration] won't be fixed for about three weeks."

ugh.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

And there was I thinking that Kerzon417 was a girl all this time.

Or do we have a fake curzon417 too now?

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Sween - Cat's out the bag. Blame it on Buges.

'Virginia's Albert becoming hot NFL prospect
Virginia guard/tackle Branden Albert's rise up the draft board this year is similar to the one that former Penn State offensive tackle Levi Brown experienced last year. At this time last year, Brown was viewed as a mid first-round pick, and he wound up going to the Arizona Cardinals with the fifth overall selection. Albert once was viewed as a mid-round pick as well. But his schedule has been one of the busiest of any top college prospect. Last week Albert visited the Houston Texans, which was just a warmup. He spent Sunday and Monday with the Chargers, Monday and Tuesday with the Buccaneers, and then was scheduled to go on to Atlanta for two days with the Falcons. From there, Albert is scheduled to spend Thursday and Friday with the Steelers, Sunday and Monday with the Jets, Monday and Tuesday with the Chiefs, Wednesday and Thursday with the Cowboys, and Thursday and Friday with the Redskins, amongst others. -- NFL Network
"

Posted by: 4th | April 9, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

"Rams to take look at Gators Caldwell
Now, this weekend, the Rams will take an extended look at another Caldwell. Reche's younger brother Andre, a wide receiver at Florida, is scheduled to visit the Rams this weekend. Should St. Louis draft Caldwell, they would pair together the Brothers Caldwell. It would seem to make a great story. The only problem is, there are a finite number of roster spots available. It's also conceivable that, if the Rams do draft the younger Caldwell, it could cost the older brother a roster spot. This could give new definition to a sibling rivalry. -- NFL Network
"

Posted by: 4th | April 9, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

NFL Draft prospects have criminal records?
Among the other draft-eligible athletes with backgrounds that are not wholly savory are these:

� QB Colt Brennan, Hawaii � In February 2004, then attending Colorado, he was arrested on felony burglary and trespassing charges and misdemeanor sexual assault and indecent exposure charges after allegedly walking uninvited into a female student's dorm room and sexually assaulting her. Brennan pleaded not guilty but was convicted on both counts and sentenced to seven days in jail, 60 hours of community service and four years' probation. He was dismissed by Colorado.

� WR James Hardy, Indiana � In May 2006, he was arrested and charged with domestic battery and interfering with the reporting of a crime when he allegedly attacked his girlfriend and infant son. When the police arrived, the girlfriend's shirt was torn and she had marks on the side and back of her neck. The charges were dropped after Hardy participated in a pretrial diversion program.

� WR Josh Hyman, Virginia Tech � He was arrested in June 2006 on a misdemeanor credit card fraud charge. A former girlfriend accused him of making a charge on her card without permission. Charges were dropped because of a lack of evidence.

� WR Maurice Purify, Nebraska � He was arrested in May 2007 and charged with two counts of assault, failure to comply, resisting arrest and trespassing. Purify was accused of hitting a bouncer, who several times had denied him entrance to a bar, and striking the man's girlfriend. Purify resisted arrest and it took four officers to subdue him. He was sentenced to a year of probation in July. -- San Diego U-T

Posted by: 4th | April 9, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Kerz, I was merely passing along information that was passed to me, from rbruce, I believe.

Sweed running that slow, and Blache stating the Redskins need a DT, to me, is assurance that Balmer is the guy.

Posted by: Greg(at a desk) | April 9, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Being called an idiot on Redskins Insider is like being a one-legged man in an a$$-kicking contest.

Or it's like giraffe vomit - far-fetched.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

4th is Notguy.

Posted by: re-registering | April 9, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

So, an anonymous tip from an anonymous source. Sweet. "If you quote me, I'll have to kill you."

In a position to know? As in, head up a$$?

Hey, three weeks is AFTER the draft. This is bad. It should be an interesting three weeks. This is probably someone's psychology experiment and we're the data for his/her Ph.D dissertation. "Who Let the Dogs Out: Anonymity and Anarchy on Redskins Insider." I can hardly wait to read it.

Posted by: talent evaluator | April 9, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Being called an idiot on RI is like smelling a fart in church ... you don't know who did it, but it happens often enough that its not enough to make you actually give up the thing that you do for reasons you don't always remember why.

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

I totally disagree talent_elevator.

I think the thesis is called "Accurately measuring existential angst: Generating chaos in an online forum full of people who've mostly never met by 'moving their cheese'" such as, like maps, etc.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

sween--

You don't know, do you? You've never been called an idiot up here once since I've been coming around. Everyone likes you. How can we all be just like you? What's your secret?

Posted by: talent evaluator | April 9, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Was Kerzon417 (male) and now is Curzon417 (spelling now correct). IF registration returns it will continue to be Curzon417 (not a fake).

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 9, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

4th, thanks for the info...Hardy could find himself moving up to the 3rd, or 4th wideout taken in this draft. Devin Thomas is happy about Sweed's lack of speed, I'd bet he's the first wideout off the boards.

Posted by: Greg | April 9, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

So where are you then non-fake Curzon417?

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, where are you from non-fake Curzon?

Just checkin' is all.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Back to football --

Don Banks recent mock draft (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/don_banks/04/08/mock.draft5.partone/index.html)
has the Skins taking DE Calais Campbell.

What do you guys think about Campbell vs the other players left on Bank's board (e.g. Balmer, Sweed, Jackson, Merling, etc...)

Here's an excerpt from the SI mock draft:

21 DE Calais Campbell Miami Jr. 6-8 280

Even though he's a raw and somewhat risky proposition in the eyes of some teams, Campbell's potential and his ties to new Redskins defensive line coach John Palermo (who coached him at Miami) might carry the day. Washington would love a big receiver, but the best two -- Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly -- are already gone and Texas's Limas Sweed seems to be on the first round/second round bubble.

Posted by: Siris | April 9, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

I don't even know what's goin' on......

Posted by: towelie | April 9, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

So, now we know who the skins will take!

http://mvn.com/nfl-redskins/2008/04/09/17-days-until-draft-day/

The countdown continues, so it's time to take a look at who the "experts" have the Skins taking in Round One:

Don Banks, SI.com: Calais Campbell, DE, Miami

Even though he's a raw and somewhat risky proposition in the eyes of some teams, Campbell's potential and his ties to new Redskins defensive line coach John Palermo (who coached him at Miami) might carry the day. Washington would love a big receiver, but the best two -- Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly -- are already gone and Texas's Limas Sweed seems to be on the first round/second round bubble.

Pat Kirwan, NFL.com: Phillip Merling, DE, Clemson


Washington has a few needs but it also has a few extra picks starting with the top compensatory pick in the third round. The first priority is to get a pass rusher who can play opposite undersized Andre Carter. Merling is coming off a sports hernia, which means he could drop to Washington. If he was healthy, he would be gone by now. (Ri)

Vic Carucci, NFL.com: Limas Sweed, WR, Texas

The Redskins need help in a variety of spots, but new coach Jim Zorn is pushing for someone to add spark to his offense.

Mike Mayock, NFL Network: Calais Campbell, DE, Miami (Video)

They need to get some more pressure on the quarterback and the first pick of the Jim Zorn era needs to set the pace. Calais Campbell's best football is ahead of him as he grows into his 6-foot-8 frame.

Scott Wright, nfldraftcountdown.com: Malcolm Kelly, WR, Oklahoma

I would venture to guess that most of the mocks you see will have a defensive end here and it's hard to argue with that logic because the Skins could definitely use an impact player opposite Andre Carter. However their lack of a true #1 wideout is just as glaring of a need and while they were ranked in the top ten defensively last year their passing offense was middle of the pack. The Redskins need a receiver with size to compliment Santana Moss and Antwaan Randle El and at 6-4 and 224 lbs. Malcolm Kelly certainly fits that bill. This could just as easily be a pass rusher however there may not be much value left on the board at defensive end by this point in round one.

Todd McShay, ESPN.com: Phillip Merling, DE, Clemson

The Redskins' top priority is to add a big, playmaking receiver. But with Malcolm Kelly and Devin Thomas off the board, expect them to address that need later in the draft. In the meantime, they could either take a chance on Merling, who is dropping due to a recently discovered sports hernia, or fill the void at safety by taking the only potential first-rounder this class has to offer, Kenny Phillips. When healthy, Merling has an outstanding combination of size, quickness and power, which would make him a good fit in a rotation with veteran Phillip Daniels at left end.

Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN.com: Devin Thomas, WR, Michigan State

The Sports XChange: Calais Campbell, DE Miami

Pete Prisco: Calais Campbell, DE, Miami

Clark Judge: Limas Sweed, WR, Texas

That's ten expert opinions. Calais Campbell is the consensus selection, 4 of the writers think we are going to take him, Merling and Sweed each get two votes, and Thomas and Kelly with one each.

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 9, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

4th is Notguy.


Posted by: re-registering | April 9, 2008 4:03 PM

I am not notguy. I am A Guy.

I thought Kerzon was a she? And why is it now Curzon?

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Could we get back to anything regarding the draft? My opinion on trading up for Albert is that trading up is ok if it only involves giving away 1 pick and nothing above 3rd round. Also, could someone explain why everyone is dead set on needing to replace Carlos Rogers and Rocky McIntosh completely? They're injured, which we need to prepare for, yes, but they showed signs of maturing into excellent players and one injury shouldn't completely derail their careers with them being so young. They'll be somewhat slow when they return prolly until '09 or late '08, but I don't see it as downgrading their play that much. Also, although it isn't so much on this board compared to other sites, but why is everyone dead set on saying our #1 need is a huge receiver? How is that not much lower down on our needs list?

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

That was actually me above...

Posted by: 4th | April 9, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Yes Kerzon has self described as a female several times here during the old registration days but now claims to be a male. Is Kerzon really jjvwilson?

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

t_e, maybe not "idiot," but on this very thread there are some swipes at the poster posting as dcsween (who may or may not be me ... even I'm concerned). search on page for "articulate" (and "articulate" is a hidden insult when its about some people, like Obama or Arrington).

Also, I only said "like" smelling a fart in church. Myself, I always know who it is that farts in church ... its my bionic smelling.

4th, I too have been quite displeased that teams are swarming to the Albert bandwagon. I gotta say that Jasno's reference to the OT from Vandy piqued my interest ... mostly in that it makes the pool of LTs seem that much bigger. One of the mock sites (nfldraftcountdown) identifies FIVE OTs as first round candidates ... which seems like he is just covering the odds to identify the five who COULD go in the first round. That guy (Scott Wright) has had Branden Albert as a first round pick (though mostly as the top guard ... but still a first round guard) since he updated his site for this season.

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Siris, I'd go with Merling, and Balmer, before I'd take Campbell. Heck, Kelly ran in the 4.4/4.5 range, I'd take him before Campbell too....

Posted by: Greg(boston) | April 9, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

I thought Kerzon was a she? And why is it now Curzon?

Posted by: | April 9, 2008 4:23 PM

I'm pretty sure Kerzon WAS a she 4th. Fake Nate became Fake Me for a while and now seems to have moved on to Fake Curzon instead. If that's so, it's incredibly lame.

I believe spelling was changed to reflect the correct spelling of the character the handle was based on.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

That's ten expert opinions. Calais Campbell is the consensus selection, 4 of the writers think we are going to take him, Merling and Sweed each get two votes, and Thomas and Kelly with one each.

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 9, 2008 4:23 PM

The majority of those experts had the DT from Michigan as the 1st pick for the Redskins in their mock drafts last year. It's nice to see they are consistent in their cluelessness.

GNOB!

Posted by: NotLeevi98 | April 9, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

I thought Kerzon was a she? And why is it now Curzon?

Posted by: | April 9, 2008 4:23 PM

When Nate's tourney pool came out I stated if follow-up to kost posting how that girl always wins because she picks by colo(u)r. I said since I did not follow college ball, that if I win, I would probably be that girl. Seems like it confused some peeps.

I used the name Kerzon on my e-mail, from a character on Star Trek DS9, and totally missed on the spelling. When registration went away, I changed to the correct spelling. Last couple of days, someone educated me on how to change my registration with the WaPo, so it will be Curzon417 here from now on.

Oh, and my wife definitely agrees that I am all male!

Clear?

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 9, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Curzon417 (I'm guessing the 417 are those last three digits on the back of your credit card), the INTERESTING bit from that mvn.com link is not who all the experts pick, but the assembler's observations about who the experts have the Skins passing on, esp. that all of those experts predict that the Skins would pass on Balmer ... which may help clear up what I consider recent news (or perhaps disinformation) that Greg Blache thinks DT is a higher priority for this draft than DE.

Its all so CONFUSING ... trying to figure out who the Skins would pass on (and why).

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

I just cannot fathom the Redskins taking Campbell. I can't. Slow, weak, high center of gravity.

Again, I'd talk Balmer over him.

Posted by: Greg | April 9, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Crystal.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Kurzon/Curzon--

Is it Kost or Cost?

Posted by: talent evaluator | April 9, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

And where are you from again curzon?

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

dcsween, 417 is for April 17, my birth day, right around the corner.

And where are you from again curzon?

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 4:37 PM

Land of Enchantment, aka, New Mexico

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 9, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Also, could someone explain why everyone is dead set on needing to replace Carlos Rogers and Rocky McIntosh completely?

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 4:24 PM

Even if Rocky and Carlos come back at full speed in 2009, you still need to have a plan for replacing Marcus Washington and Shawn Springs. Both are late in their contracts and careers. Drafting players who can replace Rocky and Carlos for some/all of 2008 makes sense in the future for replacing Washington and Springs.

Posted by: Anyone But NotGuy | April 9, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Karen, I'm one of many people up here who don't think WR is anywhere near our top position of need. But there ARE many here who have been pining for a tall possession receiver, which a Mr. Zorn from Ashburn has also indicated he covets.

I rank the needs DE, DT, CB, OL, WR, "other."

Some others up here have made the case for a punter, and others (well, dcsween) for a tall, modestly endowed center.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 4:41 PM | Report abuse

so Curzon is not from Luzon? or the Amazon?

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

is Kost from Costco?

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Some others up here have made the case for a punter, and others (well, dcsween) for a tall, modestly endowed center.

Posted by: | April 9, 2008 4:41 PM

Actually I believe that dcsween didn't stipulate modest endowment so much as a distinct shrinkage in the testicular department, or possibly even 'castrato', such as, like maps, etc.

Could be better described as "a lackage in the sackage"?

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 4:46 PM | Report abuse

nerd alert... nerd alert...

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

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Every "she" here is actually a sweaty bald man in a wifebeater, typing with one hand. Learn it, live it, but whatever you do don't love it.

Posted by: The Internets | April 9, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

No, Cost is from Costco, and Kost is from Kostco. Neither are in Geelong.

Posted by: ComicCon | April 9, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Anyone but NotGuy, you make sense, it's just that I get the impression from some people that not only do Washington and Springs need to be replaced, but also Rocky and Carlos, which I can't understand.

No name, I'd also make the case for a punter, either late second day (one of our 3 7th round picks) or an undrafted one to give Frost some competition, or boot him out if the late draft/undrafted one is better. As far as receiver goes, it would make our offense better, but with how sucky first round WR picks are and the WR class in general this year, I can't see us drafting a long term solution this year unless we pick up a mid/late round gem.

And since this is my fist (second) time posting, I'm a transplanted yankee who hates the yankees. I lived in NY for 23 years before moving to KY for a job that didn't work out, and now I'm working towards my master's in biology as a stepping stone towards my PhD in cancer biology. I'm also only 26 and therefore don't know much about the 80's history of the skins (or prior). I mainly know the frustration of being a fan of a franchise owned by the biggest football loser who just happens to have the deepest pockets.

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Nerd? Guilty as charged.

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 9, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and my wife definitely agrees that I am all male!

Clear?

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 9, 2008 4:34 PM


Not actually. There are 2 things I think I think what you're talking about. And I don't know how to ask......

When you're wife agrees you're 'all male', is it because you 'are' male in certain places or you are THE male when compared to her. You don't have to answer if I am getting too deep into it....

Posted by: 4th | April 9, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

"I'm a transplanted yankee who hates the yankees"

Who did you root for?

Posted by: Greg | April 9, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

I'm also guilty as charged, although you could call me supergeek.

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse


Could we get back to anything regarding the draft? My opinion on trading up for Albert is that trading up is ok if it only involves giving away 1 pick and nothing above 3rd round. Also, could someone explain why everyone is dead set on needing to replace Carlos Rogers and Rocky McIntosh completely? They're injured, which we need to prepare for, yes, but they showed signs of maturing into excellent players and one injury shouldn't completely derail their careers with them being so young. They'll be somewhat slow when they return prolly until '09 or late '08, but I don't see it as downgrading their play that much. Also, although it isn't so much on this board compared to other sites, but why is everyone dead set on saying our #1 need is a huge receiver? How is that not much lower down on our needs list?

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 4:24 PM

I don't think anyone can honestly agree on the priorities for this draft.

Our problem wasn't defense last year, but generally everyone still wants a fast DE or monster DT.

Our problem last year was the OL (depth) and since players are getting old on both sides, now is the time to get some promising young players.

As for Rocky and Carlos, I think most people are worried about when they will be available and if when they will be 100 percent. Everyone here is high on Rocky and agrees Carlos is improving. Corner is a position of need due to age primarily.

Wide receiver is a need, no doubt. The question is how to get a big play WR. Some would say pay the price for an established player through trade or FA. Or pick up a WR in the middle of the draft where talent is deep (not so at the top of the draft).

So back to you Karen, you make the call.
No one knows what will really happen on draft day.

Personally, I think if the replenish OL and DL the skill positions can wait until next year. After all, this is a transition year we have to keep our expectations in line and take what comes.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | April 9, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

that was a friendly nerd alert, curzon... I think once upon a time the fact that your namesake's other host was portrayed by a lady on the teevee contributed to the gender confusion about you on the blog. before the purple dress thing. but after the MV Dame thing.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

I'm a Twins fan. I typically route for anyone but the NY yankees.

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

welcome, Karen!

the blog doesn't usually suck the way it has today. it usually sucks in a COMPLETELY different way.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Twins fans are ok, but a twins fan who hates the yanks, even better.

Posted by: Greg | April 9, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Curzon417

I'd vote for Merling then Balmer. Balmer sounds like he's been inconsistent but improved when Butch Davis arrived so maybe he just needs better coaching.

Posted by: mtnskinsfan | April 9, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

4th,

I may not compare to Rabach, but do have a pair hanging, so..

---------

that was a friendly nerd alert, curzon... I think once upon a time the fact that your namesake's other host was portrayed by a lady on the teevee contributed to the gender confusion about you on the blog. before the purple dress thing. but after the MV Dame thing.

Posted by: | April 9, 2008 4:54 PM

That did add to the confusion.

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 9, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

"I mainly know the frustration of being a fan of a franchise owned by the biggest football loser who just happens to have the deepest pockets."

Congratulations you're an RI hamster.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | April 9, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Welcome Karen!

I also root for whoever is playing the yankees. Mostly for the redsox.

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 9, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Ah-Ha! Karen is not guy.
She's sneaky that way.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Karen, I was going to say welcome to the blog, but warn you that things have been a little disorderly lately ... then I saw the official greeter greet you. LOL. Everybody else, did you notice Nate's "tell"?

For the record, I've been pimping the idea of drafting a punter more than I've been pushing the idea of drafting a eunuch. Anyone who can play interior lineman ... guard/center/guard is fine with me, but for me, the higher priority is to compete the punter position ... with long-term winning competition. I'm saying even the compensatory third round pick (which might as well be a fourth round pick). But frankly, if its going to be the punters from Boston College or Colorado State (who played QB in high school ... which enhances their values as holders ... as long as they avoid Cabo San Lucas btwn the season and the playoffs) might be available for the third day picks or in free agency.

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

So, Karen, a breath of fresh air. One thing that some of us have been kicking around that we'd like to get your opinion on. Do you think it would be a good idea to trade for Chad Johnson if he should be available?

(This is the way that the blog usually sucks, as pointed out by no-name blogger above who sounds suspiciously like NateinthePDX, or not)

Posted by: talent evaluator | April 9, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

There have been several recent media mentions of K. Balmer acting like a jerk (somewhat irrational, non-cooperative), most notably at his Pro Day. Sounds exactly like the type of player a team would like to avoid. Maybe Vinny can show off his new brainiac skills and pass on Balmer also.

Posted by: HawaiiAhi | April 9, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

This really is bad news - I have two papers to write and a couple presentations to prepare for in the next 2 weeks.

I say we must get two guys who can fill in on our OL. Reason being, it seems at least two get seriously hurt every year and the entire line is over 30. Not only that, but I say having our current players while they're still good and can demonstrate things properly, in addition to Buges, to help groom the players will be beneficial.

I'd say someone to go opposite Carter, and a corner to replace Springs upon injury and Carlos until he gets healthy would be a good move. Since the death of Taylor, I'm not certain on who plays with Landry, so I'd say that would be another position of need, although not as great as the others. I figure WR would be middle to late rounds if we can find someone with the required size who just needs some extra practice/coaching to get decent enough to contribute vs. someone who's health isn't that great, has an attitude, or simply does appear to have the talent to make it at the next level.

A backup QB isn't totally out of the question in my opinion simply because we need one and could potentially get someone decent who has experience in the WCO in the mid-late/late rounds who has a question mark because he went to a small school for example.

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

"This really is bad news - I have two papers to write and a couple presentations to prepare for in the next 2 weeks ..."

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 5:07 PM

I don't get it. What's the bad news? That you have to do some stuff to pursue your chosen aspirations? Or that you're going to be on this blog for the next 12 days?

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

I'm so confused that I don't want to take this conversation any further.....

So, how bout them Redskins?

Posted by: 4th | April 9, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

TE - I despise Chad Johnson. He simply wants to be paid more than anyone else in the league and will be a child until he gets it. His name in my book should be Child Johnson who can catch balls. If he would only unhook his from his brain so it could think clearly.

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Bad news = the fact that wasting time on this blog is too much fun where I don't get my work done.

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

This really is bad news - I have two papers to write and a couple presentations to prepare for in the next 2 weeks.

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 5:07 PM

No, this is GOOD news -- you came to the right place. Sween can write the papers for you and Nate (who's sulking today) or Redcoat (who's working today, intermittently) can give the presentations. Sit back, kick up your heels, and blog on. We're here for you. And if our guys let you down (which would be a first), we'll commiserate with you.

Now, how do you feel about trading for Chad Johnson?

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Karen, you don't even know the meaning of wasting time yet ... but if you find the keys to let us out of this cell, let us know.

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

"... Redcoat (who's working today, intermittently) ..."

That's another tell ... and a lie.

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Chris Cooley says that Reed Doughty is the mostly likely Redskin to have a breakout year in 2008 (see his blog, don't have a link).

Let's just hope he stays healthy.

Posted by: Stumped | April 9, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Sween--Right about the first tell, wrong about the second. I am being retrained to work the "Name" box. I get it about half the time. And when I don't get it, about half of that time is deliberate in sympathy with Nate. Or to say something really offensive and not bear responsibility for it.

Posted by: talent evaluator | April 9, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

" ... Since the death of Taylor, I'm not certain on who plays with Landry, so I'd say that would be another position of need, although not as great as the others. ..."

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 5:07 PM

Chris Cooley goes out an limb to suggest this is not a position of need ...

"2. Last year I explained how Rocky McIntosh would be a beast. Who do I think will have a break out season for the skins?

Of course being around the team year round I see a lot of things that no one else does. Down to the details of who works the hardest in the weight room. That said, it can still be a guess to who has a breakout year. Laron Landry will have a great season for us in his second year, but I think everyone expects that. The player that will surprise a lot of people is Reed Doughty. He is extremely smart as well as a very hard working player."

http://chriscooley47.blogspot.com/

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Can Sween really? Ones on airway remodeling in asthma and the other is on biological exposure indices (BEI's). The presentations are on BEI's and another to be determined topic in histology.

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Karen,

Boy are you in luck. Those are two of Sween's specialties. He is D. C. Sween that wrote the texts. Hope you bought the texts because he needs the royalty money.

Posted by: talent evaluator | April 9, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

I think poolman specializes in b.e.i.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

I don't doubt that Doughty will have a breakout season upon the recommendation of Chris Cooley, but at the same time I'm not thoroughly comfortable with it simply because I didn't really see him enough for my liking. Besides, if Doughty is going to have a breakout year, and safety is the position that is more physical where you get beat up more, why would moving injury prone Springs to safety be a good idea?

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Even if poolman specializes in BEI's, I don't think I want his help. His comments on the blog are too far out there to prove intelligence in my opinion.

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 5:27 PM | Report abuse

Histology will not judge me goodily.

Posted by: W | April 9, 2008 5:29 PM | Report abuse

I think moving Springs to safety would be a horrible idea. He is the best corner on the team ... hardest hitting ... and when he's healthy, he is the guy on man coverage on the tall top receivers (Burress, T.O., such as).

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

"He is extremely smart as well as a very hard working player."


But is he "super-smart".
That's a deal breaker right there

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, maybe the ugly, untrustworthy mood up here is catching, but I don't buy it... I think Karen is a fake. Too good to be true.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Also, notwithstanding the convincing football knowledge fraud I can pull up here, things would get back quickly on those topics ... after mumbling stuff like "reference dose, T-cells," there would be a quick fade ... like in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure ... "Bigger ... smaller ... computers ... SAN DIMAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RULES!"

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

There is some welcome civility up here.
What's going on?

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

For old times sake.

Posted by: F Barno | April 9, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Today was certainly exciting on this here blog

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 5:48 PM | Report abuse

I think Karen is a fake. Too good to be true.

Posted by: | April 9, 2008 5:34 PM

So what if she is? I would admire whoever could concoct, and concoct her so well and at this moment, as much as I would admire her if she is the real deal. Just like going to the movies: I'm willing to suspend disbelief for two hours of relief.

Posted by: talent evaluator | April 9, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

"... One is on airway remodeling in asthma and the other is on biological exposure indices (BEI's). ..."

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 5:18 PM

very hard to fake this stuff

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, maybe the ugly, untrustworthy mood up here is catching, but I don't buy it... I think Karen is a fake. Too good to be true.

Posted by: | April 9, 2008 5:34 PM

What I wanted to say, but I'll take credit for this post since no one else didn't.....

Posted by: 4th | April 9, 2008 5:52 PM | Report abuse

"He who never ventures beyond actuality will never win the prize of truth."

Friedrich von Schiller

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Karen,

What are your measurements? Are you liberal or conservative?

Posted by: Horndog | April 9, 2008 5:54 PM | Report abuse

very hard to fake this stuff

Posted by: dcsween | April 9, 2008 5:52 PM

And sween should know because he wrote the text. Very hard to fake that, too.

Posted by: talent evaluator | April 9, 2008 5:54 PM | Report abuse

You guys are hilarious. I'm the real deal. I've read the blog for months. I was here almost 24/7 it felt like after Sean died, but never got up the courage I guess to post.

Why would I be a fake though, I'm intrigued.

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Why would I be a fake though, I'm intrigued.---------


Because intelligence is extremely rare around here. In fact it's never up here at all. And you ma'am, you are WAY intelligent.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Why would I be a fake though, I'm intrigued.

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 5:54 PM

because that's what women do!

Posted by: low self esteem | April 9, 2008 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Why would I be a fake though, I'm intrigued.

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 5:54 PM

Because you decided to start posting after the fall of the Berlin Wall (registration).

Posted by: 4th | April 9, 2008 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Karen,
There is a group psychosis going on because registration is on vacation.

I'm not sure I'm real even on a good day.

And this day has been bad, very, very bad.

Bad day!

Posted by: _Stumped_ | April 9, 2008 5:58 PM | Report abuse

"He who never ventures beyond actuality will never win the prize of truth."

Friedrich von Schiller

Posted by: | April 9, 2008 5:53 PM

"He who blogs on Redskin Insider under name of blank does not know actuality and will never even present the prize of truth to the winner."

Friedrich von Talent Evaluator

Posted by: talent evaluator | April 9, 2008 5:58 PM | Report abuse

I'm thoroughly liberal, except in this coming election. I don't know why but I can't stand the two democratic candidates. I think part of it would be how partisan they are and how they would thoroughly divide the government. I think McCain's liberal republican views he would get more overall support from congress and therefore be able to get more done.

And by the way, I did a Undergraduate Research Thesis on the effects of Estrogen and Tamoxifen on an Estrogen Receptor Positive Human Breast Cancer Cell Line. I planned on exploiting the Fas-R/Fas-L death pathway by hormonal manipulation to force the breast cancer into destroying itself. It didn't work when I couldn't get a positive control for my antibody.

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 5:58 PM | Report abuse

And by the way, I did a Undergraduate Research Thesis on the effects of Estrogen and Tamoxifen on an Estrogen Receptor Positive Human Breast Cancer Cell Line. I planned on exploiting the Fas-R/Fas-L death pathway by hormonal manipulation to force the breast cancer into destroying itself. It didn't work when I couldn't get a positive control for my antibody.

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 5:58 PM

Gesundheit!

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 6:00 PM | Report abuse

"It didn't work when I couldn't get a positive control for my antibody."

I hate it when that happens.

Posted by: NIH babe | April 9, 2008 6:00 PM | Report abuse

Okay Karen, Why is it when I take a crap after eating corn the corn doesn't break down?

Posted by: Corn on the Crap | April 9, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Okay Karen, Why is it when I take a crap after eating corn the corn doesn't break down?

Posted by: Corn on the Crap | April 9, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

" I think McCain's liberal republican views he would get more overall support from congress and therefore be able to get more done.
"

He won't because he won't budge on Iraq, such as. He wants to be there for 99 more years. How can the Dems work with this guy if that is the case?

Posted by: 4th | April 9, 2008 6:03 PM | Report abuse

Oh geez. Prolly because your body doesn't manufacture enough digestive enzymes to penetrate the film of tissue on the corn and get to the inner part where the substance is. Chew your food and you shouldn't crap corn anymore.

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Why is it when I take a crap after eating corn the corn doesn't break down?

Posted by: Corn on the Crap | April 9, 2008 6:01 PM

Everyone knows that. Don't go to the toilet the next day. Or the day after. Wait a month and you won't see the corn.

Posted by: talent evaluator | April 9, 2008 6:04 PM | Report abuse

We're gonna be the beaterers of the turrists in I-rack.

Posted by: W | April 9, 2008 6:04 PM | Report abuse

I thought McCain was the first one to say it was a bad idea. From what I can tell, it seems like he wants to pull out without causing total anarchy over there, which is a good goal since anarchy would make all our nation's hard work and blood go for nothing.

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 6:05 PM | Report abuse

"Chew your food and you shouldn't crap corn anymore."

Thanks Mom.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 6:06 PM | Report abuse

He wants to be there for 99 more years. How can the Dems work with this guy if that is the case?

Posted by: 4th | April 9, 2008 6:03 PM

4th--

Well, duh. Sounds like split the difference to me: leave in 49 years and he'll have the Democrats eating out of his hand.

Posted by: talent evaluator | April 9, 2008 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Anon crapped corn, and I don't care.
Anon crapped corn, and I don't care.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 6:06 PM | Report abuse

What the heck No name, the dude asked. I answered.

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 6:09 PM | Report abuse

The reasons for skepticism are many, Karen. I'm sticking by the "too good to be true" doubt for now. It's a self-defence mechanism.

But in hopes you're for reals, let me repeat, in all sincerity, welcome.

And if you're for reals, good luck getting any work done after this blog sucks you in.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Karen - You can't vote for a guy you haven't paid attention to. He holds no cut cards. There will be no 'pulling out' any time soon, according to McCain.

Posted by: 4th | April 9, 2008 6:09 PM | Report abuse

No, Cost is from Costco, and Kost is from Kostco. Neither are in Geelong.

Posted by: ComicCon | April 9, 2008 4:50 PM


What the hell is Kostco??

Posted by: kost52 | April 9, 2008 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Because that's what this blog does best: sucks.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: | April 9, 2008 6:09 PM

Def Nate, the real one......

Posted by: 4th | April 9, 2008 6:11 PM | Report abuse

400

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 6:12 PM | Report abuse

What the hell is Kostco??

Posted by: kost52 | April 9, 2008 6:10 PM

I think it was a joke. Do you have CostCos down there Kost?

Posted by: 4th | April 9, 2008 6:12 PM | Report abuse

kost52, if you Aussies have a ginormous warehouse-style store which sells items you'd normally find at the grocery or department stores, but in bulk quantities at very low prices, that'd be the equivalent of Costco.

http://www.costco.com/Home.aspx

I think it was a play on your blog nickname, prompted by the kerzon/curzon flipflop.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 6:13 PM | Report abuse

4th, show me proof of what your saying. I may be politically sheltered/ignorant in terms of the past couple months, but I don't remember that anywhere. And even so, show me how he won't be able to get both sides working together more on every other issue than the two Dems who are running.

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 6:13 PM | Report abuse

not politics. please, not politics.

not having registration is bad enough. but politics? we talkin bout politics?

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 6:16 PM | Report abuse

Lets talk about the possibility that I'm a fake. That would require my character being thought up by one of you, right. How many of you actually know anything of what I'm taking about with the Fas death pathway? Just curious,

Karen

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 6:16 PM | Report abuse

I cant believe this guy is on the payroll. Jasno hasn't given us a bit of info on who the skins are interviewing in the draft and that stuff. He took a vacation during free agency, and he calls himself an insider. Out of the last 8 posts i coul have written 6 myself without leaving my computer. If this joke wants to post about nicknames, do it as a comment on one of the relevant posts. I read this to get info on the skins and to talk about it, not to hear this oaf ramble about hockey, i can flip on versus for that.

Posted by: Redskins Outsider | April 9, 2008 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Fas death pathway-

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/e4/TNF_signaling.jpg/500px-TNF_signaling.jpg

Looks like a poor man's version of the flux capacitor.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 6:19 PM | Report abuse

If i am a fake, and one you thought up my character, then that would mean that one of you knows what i am talking about.

Karen

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 6:19 PM | Report abuse

Ahh okay. I wasn't p*ssed off, I knew it was a joke, just hadn't heard of Costco before.

Posted by: kost52 | April 9, 2008 6:19 PM | Report abuse

Ok explain how estrogen could cause death in breast cancer cells.

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Karen, tried to explain above it's just been a touchy day on the blog, and the timing of your arrival just set off the ol'antennae.

But it's not that you're not welcome! That should be stressed. You are welcome. It's just been one of those days up here.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 6:22 PM | Report abuse

I'm pro-procaspase

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Unfortunately I'm getting bored, so I'm going home and will most likely be back either later tonight or tomorrow morning. Also, getting a wilkipedia image of the TNF pathway does not mean you understand a d*** thing about it.

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 6:23 PM | Report abuse

6:22pm is our leader in-cognito

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Flux capacitor person was joking with you Karen.

Likely a regular afraid to post their identity today.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 6:25 PM | Report abuse

Last post for the day, which I'll have to read the responses to later. The question, when the alternate characters have been totally stupid or rediculous, and I'm this genuine and intelligent, how could I be a fake? I mean just the notion of the skepticism bothers me. I don't get it. And I can only assume my "character" would be accepted if the registration wasn't down despite my nature being the same under both circumstances. I must say though, it was hilarious to have my intelligence be a reason why I couldn't be real.

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Artificial intelligence...ah HA!

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 6:36 PM | Report abuse

HEHEHE I AM KAREN YOU STUPID SKINNY FANS. HEHEHEHEHEhehehehe.

Posted by: BOOFER | April 9, 2008 6:42 PM | Report abuse

"Karen, tried to explain above it's just been a touchy day on the blog, and the timing of your arrival just set off the ol'antennae.

But it's not that you're not welcome! That should be stressed. You are welcome. It's just been one of those days up here.

Posted by: | April 9, 2008 6:22 PM"

I'll second that.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | April 9, 2008 6:45 PM | Report abuse

From ESPN Insider - On the rise

2. Branden Albert, G/OT, Virginia -- The more film teams watch of Albert, the more they seem to think he can play left tackle in the NFL. The early-entry prospect stood on his solid workout times from the combine but really made an impression on coaches and scouts with his nimble feet and natural balance during offensive line drills at Virginia's pro day.

Draft projection: I still think Albert projects better at guard in the NFL, which explains my mid-first-round grade. However, a few teams reportedly view him as the second-best left tackle in this class behind Michigan's Jake Long and there is now speculation that Albert could sneak into the top 10 overall.

4. Jordy Nelson, WR, Kansas State -- Nelson emerged as one of the most productive pass-catchers in college football last season with 1,606 yards and 11 scores on 122 receptions. While his 40-yard dash time of 4.51 doesn't do much for his cause, Nelson has shown fluid hips for his size, smooth route-running skills and reliable hands throughout the postseason. The more teams study his improvement as a senior the more infatuated they become with his pro potential.

Draft projection: It is highly unlikely that Nelson will last until Day 2.

On the slide-

1. DE Phillip Merling, Clemson -- Once considered a potential top-10 pick, Merling has seen his stock drop considerably during the draft process. The biggest issue is a recently discovered sports hernia injury which required surgery and prevents him from working out for NFL teams prior to draft weekend. As an early-entry prospect, Merling becomes an even greater risk since NFL teams are already working with limited time and data.

Draft projection: Merling is still a first-rounder but could slip to the bottom portion of the round.

3. WR Early Doucet, LSU -- Doucet's pedestrian 40 times (4.56 and 4.68) at LSU's pro day verified the lack of deep speed he shows on film.

Draft projection: Among the top eight receivers selected, likely in the early to mid-second round.

4. OT Sam Baker, USC -- Baker battled injuries during a disappointing senior season and the pre-draft process hasn't gone any better. Baker's lack of explosiveness was exposed at the Senior Bowl and he was equally underwhelming at USC's pro day, where he looked sluggish in position-specific drills and ran times of 5.41 and 5.54 in the 40.

Draft projection: Should be the sixth offensive lineman selected but no longer projects as a first-round pick.

Posted by: kost52 | April 9, 2008 6:48 PM | Report abuse

man I am itching to jump into this politics debate....but resisting....

and its pretty obvi who the nameless commenter is right????

Also for the record I could care less who the skins are interviewing pre-draft...meaningless posturing...I like draft day to be like christmas...exciting packages to be explored...not sneaking into your parents closet to sneak a peek....

Its surreal up here...I kinda dig it...and this coming from a guy who apparently felates goats....

Posted by: chris laRRy | April 9, 2008 6:49 PM | Report abuse

Since I had to check my email and other online "errands" I'll break my word and post. I understand that I'm welcome, I just don't understand how I could be fake under the circumstances. I feel like I'm being made fun of by idiots (BOOFER) and like people are skeptical for absolutely no reason. That's all. I'm sure the blog will be better when the WaPo gets it's act together and fixes the registration problem. If it does and posts the first part of my email address as my name it will be molecularmodels. Who do you know would have an email address of molecularmodels?

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 6:51 PM | Report abuse

I'm thoroughly liberal, except in this coming election. I don't know why but I can't stand the two democratic candidates. I think part of it would be how partisan they are and how they would thoroughly divide the government. I think McCain's liberal republican views he would get more overall support from congress and therefore be able to get more done.

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 5:58 PM

Ah Karen I had such hope for you. LOL. As long as the dems don't screw up their slim majority in the congress they shouldn't divide the government. McCain may not be as conservative as many in the GOP would like but he's certainly not liberal and if he's picking Supreme Court justices over the next four years I think you'll be pulling your liberal hair out for voting for him.

Now about those skins......If they were to deal up with a team like Denver at 12 who would you want them to target? Albert, Harvey, Clady, other?

Posted by: mtnskinsfan | April 9, 2008 6:53 PM | Report abuse

mtn, the slim majority isn't enough to override a presidential veto. Also, if we're moving up, we're catching Albert. I don't see anyone else as worthy of moving up for.

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 6:54 PM | Report abuse

Horny molecular biologists? Little people modeling agency...???

Karen your real..what is reality anyway, but a self projection and a group reception.....I am digging your realness as I flaunt my fakeness....

But sister you gotta rethink that election nonsense that was just dumb...REAL dumb....but whateves as me and russell simmons say "DO YOU"

Posted by: CHris larry | April 9, 2008 6:54 PM | Report abuse

mtn, the slim majority isn't enough to override a presidential veto. Also, if we're moving up, we're catching Albert. I don't see anyone else as worthy of moving up for.

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 6:54 PM

Sorry, meant that to imply if Obama or Clinton win AND the Dems don't screw up their slim majority.

Posted by: mtnskinsfan | April 9, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

From ESPN Chat-

Andrew (Indianapolis): Mel, Branden Albert seems to be the hot topic around the league right now. Will he be available for the Redskins at #21 and if he is, should they pick him?

Mel Kiper: I would say two words to that - no chance. Back when we first did an original projection, maybe Pittsburgh. But those days are long gone. Washington is looking for a versatilve OL, but he will be gone. He could go as high as 5. He could go from 5-14. He has shot up because people have evaluated him as a LT in the workouts. He has LT skills and has some developing.

Posted by: kost52 | April 9, 2008 7:02 PM | Report abuse

latin and chaos. some insider

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

I heard Malcolm Kelly ran a 4.68 in the 40 yard dash. The thinking now is he is a 2nd round prospect. It's looking more likely that the skins get their wr in the 2nd round. Let's hope that the Albert acension will mean the Williams kid from Vandy will be there at 21.

Posted by: marlonjohn | April 9, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

I planned on exploiting the Fas-R/Fas-L death pathway by hormonal manipulation to force the breast cancer into destroying itself. It didn't work when I couldn't get a positive control for my antibody.

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 5:58 PM

I thought there was something that cancer cells 'emit' that stops apoptosis - or whatever it's called? Or is it that they don't 'obey' the command to die. Or something, like such as, maps, etc.

With beer.

My head hurts!

Posted by: Redcoat | April 9, 2008 8:03 PM | Report abuse

A hearty welcome to cranky-pants insider Karen.

If you've been lurking for a while you'll know it's not usually this crabby, we're just having a bad day. Or maybe two days. A week, tops. Three at the outside.

Anyway, welcome.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

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Changing topics ever so slightly, are people getting excited for the Caps playoffs? Their run is a little reminiscent of the Redskins run to make the playoffs this year, don't you think?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | April 9, 2008 9:35 PM | Report abuse

There may be some truth to that!!!!!

Posted by: Hugh Gerection | April 9, 2008 9:46 PM | Report abuse

Gosh...what happened to the blog? It's been reduced to talking about molecular models and John McCain!

This is certainly not the place to discuss politics but my 2 cents opinion is that if Americans are dumb enough to elect McCain as President (when we are FINALLY getting rid of Bush) then I'm moving to Canada.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 10:04 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, Alec, I'm not going to fall for the "I'm moving to Canada" bit this time.

Posted by: unregistered | April 9, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

test

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 10:37 PM | Report abuse

Karen - I was wrong. It's not 99 years. McCain wants to stay for 100 years!! Proof - Click on Links


http://youtube.com/watch?v=VFknKVjuyNk

http://youtube.com/watch?v=iUE-QmH-n4Q&feature=related

Posted by: 4th via Home Floor | April 9, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

marlonjohn, you're right

http://myespn.go.com/blogs/hashmarks/0-6-56/Hash-exclusive--The-Malcolm-Kelly-Report.html

says his workout was good but not great. They're saying that the first WR taken might be in the 20's.

Posted by: kost52 | April 9, 2008 10:46 PM | Report abuse

I hope the Caps make it to the finals in a reprise of their last trip there... growing up in Detroit watching Gordie Howe and Marcel Dione waste perfectly good talent on some of the most pathetic teams in NHL history, the sweet taste of sustained excellence is like that first pour of your favorite beer.
Maybe I can let the Caps win one game in the finals... I'll see what I can do.

Posted by: cload & daggar | April 9, 2008 10:59 PM | Report abuse

"Snyder Sees Rev Hike For Triple X - 4/9 - Yesterday, DCRTV posted the top revenue earners in the DC-Baltimore radio zone - including all-news WTOP, with $51M, and news talker WMAL, with $14M. Today, we look at the performance of DC's other commercial talkers. Good news for Redskins owner Dan Snyder's Triple X ESPN sports talker, which posted 2007 revenue of $10M, way up from $1M the year before. But the news wasn't so good for the competition. Clear Channel's SportsTalk 980 posted revenue of just under $6M in '07, down from more than $7M in '06.....
"

Posted by: 4th | April 9, 2008 10:59 PM | Report abuse

Kost, any relation to Adrie, the coach of Ajax?

Well, lost to Leon, it's all over at Sportal. Good fun though. Next year me and the Gunners will win it all.

Still up for Sunday and the Man U Arse meet up. Come on out everyone!

Posted by: SMACK | April 9, 2008 11:03 PM | Report abuse

I planned on exploiting the Fas-R/Fas-L death pathway by hormonal manipulation to force the breast cancer into destroying itself. It didn't work when I couldn't get a positive control for my antibody.

Posted by: Karen | April 9, 2008 5:58 PM

I thought there was a group of dudes called the 'New Boys' who were being challenged by some really bad dudes called the 'Elected Ones' for control of their 'hood...

wait, that's electricity.
Nevermind.

Posted by: cload & daggar | April 9, 2008 11:13 PM | Report abuse

this is just a test

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Posted by: tester | April 9, 2008 11:14 PM | Report abuse

You, sirrah, are beginning to harsh my mellow.

Posted by: cload & daggar | April 9, 2008 11:18 PM | Report abuse

cload, nice of you to invoke that Finals loss.

I remember a snotty column from Detroit, jokingly predicting the Red Wings would only need three games to sweep the Caps. Sadly it was just about true. Man, did I hate those Red Wings, what a machine they were. Stupid octopi. A grown man named "Scotty." Sheesh.

But what a run that was by the Caps! That was magic.

This time the Caps have Federov, borrowing some of that old Wings mojo perhaps.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 11:20 PM | Report abuse

and it's awfully nice to see cload & daggar, and 4th via Home Floor, and SMACK without a 1. reminds me of good old days.

but I'd still rather have the registration back in place. playing spot the fake (9:35) sure got old quick.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 11:23 PM | Report abuse

The one constant in hockey is that a hot goaltender can absolutely dominate a series. And once he gets in your head, it just gets harder and harder to score.
It makes the playoffs exciting every year.

Posted by: cload & daggar | April 9, 2008 11:26 PM | Report abuse

You've chosen an admirable defense, ''.

Posted by: cload & daggar | April 9, 2008 11:28 PM | Report abuse

please be patient while the system undergoes a test

Posted by: tester | April 9, 2008 11:29 PM | Report abuse

please be patient while the system undergoes a test

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please be patient while the system undergoes a test

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please be patient while the system undergoes a test

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please be patient while the system undergoes a test

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please be patient while the system undergoes a test

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patience has never been a strong suit.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 11:31 PM | Report abuse

I like the liberty of free-posting, but we've proved we can't handle it. I hate the 1 myself. As if SMACK weren't obnoxious enough on its own. Good to see you too...

whoever you are.

Posted by: SMACK | April 9, 2008 11:31 PM | Report abuse

kind of fun trying to figure out who is posting as unregistered and who is posting anonymously. as the theory goes, most of these are written by "regulars".

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 11:33 PM | Report abuse

golly, I hope the skepticism voiced above didn't upset Karen.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 11:35 PM | Report abuse

You guys need to work for the CIA, that maybe the only place it is needed in the real world.

Posted by: 4th via Home Floor | April 9, 2008 11:38 PM | Report abuse

4th -- skepticism, or patience?

Posted by: cload & daggar | April 9, 2008 11:41 PM | Report abuse

the only place what is needed? patience? skepticism? maps?

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 11:43 PM | Report abuse

Both are still needed in marriage. Karen, where are you when I need you?

Posted by: SMACK | April 9, 2008 11:43 PM | Report abuse

Karen? Extreme skepticism.

How can you just accept a newbie like that when she only started posting today after registration went down? Read her last 3 or 4 post. She is either a fake or has issues if she dosen't understand the skepticisim.

Posted by: 4th | April 9, 2008 11:46 PM | Report abuse

She's at home, on the living room floor, with enough mothballs and toothpicks to finish off the Human Genome Project.

Posted by: cload & daggar | April 9, 2008 11:47 PM | Report abuse

LMAO!

Posted by: 4th via late night tax prep | April 9, 2008 11:51 PM | Report abuse

now, now. I really wasn't trying to be mean. I *liked* what we heard from Karen, whose strong debut up here put me in mind of freakzilla's outstanding rookie campaign... and I do hope she is a real person who just happened to start posting on the very day the blog reverted to Wild West insanity. but yeah.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 11:51 PM | Report abuse

Karen = fake
Redskirt = fake
Kerzon = androgynous energy
Just Me = maybe
SF Skin = real but gone
MV Dame = not going there
Lisa = The only real girl here, I suspect.

Posted by: SMACK | April 9, 2008 11:51 PM | Report abuse

SMACK, might as well put Ms. Teen South Carolina on the list... I know she hasn't posted lately, but she has this undefinable... presence...

Posted by: cload & daggar | April 9, 2008 11:54 PM | Report abuse

on the other hand, none of us will ever be the man Casey Rabach is.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 11:56 PM | Report abuse

'', just avoid using the phrase "I like the cut of your jib" to Karen.
'Cause I don't think she would have a jib.

Posted by: cload & daggar | April 9, 2008 11:58 PM | Report abuse

4th, speaking of late night tax prep, this is it, this is go time for you, right, the week before April 15? or does it not matter quite so much, with the relatively easy-to-get extensions and such as?

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 11:58 PM | Report abuse

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

There may or may not be a connection between jibs and lanyards. There is definitely a connection between all this and jibba jabba. We have some of our leading testers, and molecular modelers, looking into it.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 10, 2008 12:01 AM | Report abuse

also

sallie mae
Megskin
mmok

Posted by: Anonymous | April 10, 2008 12:06 AM | Report abuse

11:51pm in the NorthWest, USA - I feel you. I am not saying I don't beleive, but.....

Posted by: 4th | April 10, 2008 12:06 AM | Report abuse

Is this thing on....hello....

Posted by: Greg(Boston) | April 9, 2008 9:07 AM

I guess this is called mono-blogging...I'm blogging with myself...how embarrassing..

Posted by: Greg(boston) | April 9, 2008 9:20 AM

good times...good times

Posted by: gimmydatpot | April 10, 2008 12:06 AM | Report abuse

Most of the day today I thought it was Friday. Wishful thinking I guess.

Posted by: unregistered | April 10, 2008 12:07 AM | Report abuse

It's my fault. I have that effect on fake women.

Posted by: SMACK | April 10, 2008 12:09 AM | Report abuse

11:58pm in the NorthWest, it is crazy right now. My wife is working nights so I have to put the kids to sleep 1st, then work on the returns. But I am ready to sleep once I put the little one to sleep.

I may have to play hookie tommorow to catch up. I don't file too many extensions. It kind of depends on the situation.

Posted by: 4th | April 10, 2008 12:10 AM | Report abuse

Androgynous energy = Mercury

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 10, 2008 12:15 AM | Report abuse

I have that problem where I fall asleep about half the times I put the little one to bed.

has cost me god knows how much primo blog time, and spared the internet god knows how many stupid comments.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 10, 2008 12:17 AM | Report abuse

You can find this article at:
http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=397803


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Kelly critical of Oklahoma after disappointing performance
April 9, 2008

Associated Press

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Wide receiver Malcolm Kelly lashed out at Oklahoma on Wednesday after a disappointing performance in a 40-yard dash in front of NFL scouts.

Kelly, who left Oklahoma after his junior season, blamed his slow time of 4.68 seconds on an unexpected change in surfaces at his pro day.

"This is my life. You know what I'm saying? This ain't no school. This ain't no classroom. This ain't got nothing to do with that," Kelly said. "This has to do with me; my family. This is what I do. I play football. And I'm supposed to come out here and run as fast as I can."

Kelly skipped Oklahoma's original pro timing day last month while recuperating from a tear in his quadriceps, and said he had arranged with Oklahoma strength coach Jerry Schmidt to run on the Astroturf infield at the indoor track.

He said he was surprised when he arrived and found out he'd instead be running on the artificial turf inside the Sooners' indoor football facility.

"I already had everything set up for where I want to do it at," Kelly said. "I get out here and it's a whole different deal."

Kelly said he recently ran 40-yard dashes in 4.5 and 4.47 seconds on a firmer surface in Atlanta, where he has been training. The slower time could drop the draft stock for Kelly, who had been projected as a possible first-round pick in the April 26 draft.

"People want to say surface is surface, but it's a lot more to it than that," Kelly said. "You have to think about how much ground time you have running on this mushy surface here and how much ground time you have on Astroturf.

"Just a little bit of time could mean a whole lot of draft money."

Posted by: 4th | April 10, 2008 12:17 AM | Report abuse

Did you know this happened yesterday:

Baltimore Ravens:
LB Robert McCune, an exclusive rights free agent, re-signed with the Ravens.

Posted by: 4th | April 10, 2008 12:26 AM | Report abuse

Last Rant of the Day:

Why even bring the dag gone flame to the US if no one was able to see it?

Posted by: 4th | April 10, 2008 12:27 AM | Report abuse

Hard not to like Malcolm Kelly based on those quotes!

Love a guy making excuses about his performance in an elaborately staged exhibition of his talents, and of course pointing the finger of blame at others. Love it. Godspeed, Malcolm Kelly!

Posted by: Anonymous | April 10, 2008 12:28 AM | Report abuse

4th...
he had a lot of potential...sigh...

Posted by: gimmydatpot | April 10, 2008 12:29 AM | Report abuse

4th, it's amazing. It's like they're smuggling a bag of heroin across the world.

And meanwhile, thousands of protesters devote all this anger and energy toward a stupid symbol. Weird.

Sorry, that wasn't funny. I hope nobody reads this.

Posted by: SMACK | April 10, 2008 12:29 AM | Report abuse

in the city I live in, which is not San Francisco but may or may not be not far from San Francisco, there was a protest or demonstration or rally related to the Olympic torch or the Olympics in general or something. people staged a sit-in or hunger strike or something in a public plaza. there were prayer flags and teevee cameras. the Dalai Lama was there, or at least a portrait of him.

I like to think that it made a Difference.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 10, 2008 12:32 AM | Report abuse

"This is my life. You know what I'm saying? This ain't no school. This ain't no classroom. This ain't got nothing to do with that," Kelly said. "This has to do with me; my family. This is what I do. I play football. And I'm supposed to come out here and run as fast as I can."

Classic qoutes....

Dude, I thought it was about being able to catch the football against the likes of Sean Taylor and Laron Landry ready to knock your head off?!?!? I don't know why, but I'm reading the qoutes with the voice of Iverson talking bout Practice...

Posted by: 4th | April 10, 2008 12:34 AM | Report abuse

My man Santana (recently wed) was on Redskins Radio today and was asked where he went on his honeymoon.....Tana said he did not go on a honeymoon since he and his "wife" have been together for 12 years. But he did say that "Dan" had told him about a place in Italy and he may take his wife there. Good to know he is on a first name basis with Snyder :)

By the way, did you guys hear that Bram Weinstein is heading to ESPN News? It seems like the 4 letter network loves our local sports reporters.

Posted by: Lisa | April 10, 2008 12:34 AM | Report abuse

And at that protest, was there a...

BONG!

Posted by: SMACK | April 10, 2008 12:34 AM | Report abuse

does the Torch have to stay lit all the time? even when it's on an airplane? imagine sitting next to THAT for a flight halfway around the world.

makes the Stanley Cup chaperone's job look that much better.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 10, 2008 12:35 AM | Report abuse

SMACK - I was revved up to see some more action of the flame being put out. I just found out today why they were doing this.

Posted by: 4th | April 10, 2008 12:37 AM | Report abuse

Lisa, has there been any news on Ron Springs? Has he been in a coma for six months now? How awful...

Posted by: Anonymous | April 10, 2008 12:38 AM | Report abuse

Fuctus upus

Posted by: Latin Lesson | April 10, 2008 12:38 AM | Report abuse

The Torch thing is kind of like the G8 Summit where these big poobahs, the most powerful people on the planet (such as), have to hold their meet-ups like a thousand miles away from civilization because they draw so many protesters. Like, "you people should be honored that this event is taking place here, and instead you're acting like, like... ingrates! (stomps off in a huff)"

Posted by: Anonymous | April 10, 2008 12:41 AM | Report abuse

In France, 3000 la police could not keep the rabid extinguishers away from the flame. Aren't the mob usually the ones wanting to set SJK on fire?

The world only gets weirder all the time.

Posted by: SMACK | April 10, 2008 12:41 AM | Report abuse

Lisa - The only (active) female on the blog no one is skeptical about.

Have you seen Sage Steele lately? She looks like she's been to the LA (Plastic) Surgeons recently. She actually looks hot now (guys perspective).....

Posted by: 4th | April 10, 2008 12:43 AM | Report abuse

12:41 in the NW -Don't forget those yearly IMF/World Bank meetings in the District.........

Posted by: 4th | April 10, 2008 12:46 AM | Report abuse

4th, I've always thought Sage was pretty but ESPN obviously has much better makeup artists that Sportsnet.

Anon, the last I heard Ron Springs is still in a coma. Very sad. Shawn has not been at OTAs - think he is working out in AZ much the same as last season. Another player missing is Laron Landry....he is reminding me of my beloved Sean T. already :)

Posted by: Lisa | April 10, 2008 12:51 AM | Report abuse

According to this, ESPN needs a better makeup artist...and a guy throwing whole raw fishes.

http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2006/writers/richard_deitsch/04/30/espn.draft.coverage/p1.chris.berman.getty.jpg

Posted by: SMACK | April 10, 2008 12:58 AM | Report abuse

Lisa, we prefer "

Posted by: Anonymous | April 10, 2008 1:34 AM | Report abuse

Just an observation: if one was going to pick a field of study to falsely claim as one's own, wouldn't one select a field and topic that could be easily discussed? The abstract that follows doesn't seem to be exactly "user friendly" for a layperson.

"INVESTIGATIONS OF NEW APPROACHES TO BREAST CANCER THERAPY"

The Fas Ligand/Fas Receptor (Fas-L/Fas-R) pathway functions to control immune activity and is a means of immune escape by tumor cells. In their interaction with immune cells, some tumor cells can signal
apoptosis (programmed cellular death) in the Fas-R bearing activated immune cells. Unstimulated MCF-7 cells do not express Fas-L or Fas-R as shown in my preliminary experiment and by others. However, estrogen stimulates the secretion of Fas-L by estrogen receptor positive MCF-7 cells, and long term estrogen deprivation (LTED) induces the expression of Fas-R on the surface of these cells. Since tamoxifen
(TAM) at a concentration of 2ug/ml and retinoic acid (RA) at a concentration of 2 uM have been shown to reduce the growth of MCF-7 cells, experiments are being done to determine if TAM + RA can provide conditions similar to estrogen deprivation. In preliminary experiments, TAM + RA at the above concentrations killed the MCF-7 cells . Because of this toxicity, experiments are underway to determine the highest tolerable dose that still allows sufficient growth for maintenance of the culture. When the cells are plated for 48 hours in TAM [0.50 ug/ml] and RA [0.50 uM] growth was partially inhibited. Experiments are currently underway to determine if cells maintained under these conditions will up regulate Fas-R expression and if estrogen can stimulate Fas-L secretion.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 10, 2008 4:24 AM | Report abuse

Some stuff on QBs in the draft.

http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/story/10769349

Posted by: Bug . . . James Bug | April 10, 2008 4:27 AM | Report abuse

has anyone seen my rag?

Posted by: Nate with the PMS | April 8, 2008 9:37 PM

This was the funniest post from yesterday, and I know humor.

Posted by: Dane Cook | April 9, 2008 6:45 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | April 10, 2008 6:45 AM | Report abuse

The Nate's rag post was both at 6:45 this morning and at 6:45 yesterday morning. Looks like the kiddies are having fun before school.

Posted by: unregistered | April 10, 2008 7:01 AM | Report abuse

I think they put the torch out while on a plane. Nothing says safe flying then a nice sized flame on an air plane.

Posted by: Alex35332 | April 10, 2008 7:09 AM | Report abuse

OMG, you found my abstract. Cool. That was for the SUNY Geneseo Undergraduate Science and Math Symposium back in April of 2003. I wrote a grant proposal that got turned down this past fall on the effects of 2,4,3',5'-tetramethoxystilbene on endometrial cancer cell lines. Unfortunately for this grant, my professor didn't meet with me until almost a week before the deadline, and my university's internal grant department wanted it a week before the outside deadline in order to review it. So I didn't have enough time to produce a decent quality product. Either way though, I can only hope you guys see me as a real woman, because I am.

Also, I'm not typically cranky, it's just that I felt like starting to post most recently, and that's not my fault. I tried to be the first one to post for the thread about 3-4 back, but it wouldn't let me. So I stopped for a day or two and decided to try my luck again and see if it would allow me to post, and it did.

Redcoat - most cancer cells have increased growth factor signaling which is like pressing a growth gas pedal and also have mutations in their p53 genes that put the brakes on, which produces uncontrolled growth. They also typically have mutations in their DNA repair machinery, which only exacerbates the problem.

Posted by: Karen | April 10, 2008 7:24 AM | Report abuse

I think the point is, we'll probably never know, so a hearty welcome to you, Karen!

Posted by: Anonymous | April 10, 2008 8:27 AM | Report abuse

We have great respect and admiration for the young research scientists of today (except for those in entomology).

Posted by: Bug . . . James Bug | April 10, 2008 8:27 AM | Report abuse

Hmm, so some comes on here posting as a woman (Karen) and I see about 90% of the assumed males on here pounce all over her. Geesh! This proves my point that most don't have any real perspective on what real life is. That most of the posters on here more than likely range from ages 30-60, have been unhappily married for who-knows-how-long, and are looking to cheat on their significant other. I guess a blog is the only places you can meet woman and not have to worry about your wife divorcing your sorry ass.

Check it out, if you want to meet women, DON'T WAIT FOR THEM TO SHOW UP ON THE BLOG!!!!! Go out. To the bar, Starbucks, your local dance hall/club, arts & crafts shop. Anywhere! Not on a blog flukies.

I mean what did you guys (allegedly) think? That you were going to develope some sort of blog romance and would meet up some where for dinner, movie, and dancing? maybe you thought this could be the one and get married and have babies with Karen. I mean get a dose, and then get a grip. WOW!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Blog cheaters never prosper! | April 10, 2008 8:36 AM | Report abuse

Someone needs to let Malcolm Kelly know that whining, making excuses, and blaming everyone but himself, about how slow he ran, isn't helping his cause.
Had he come out and said that he was disappointed in his time, but that whatever team drafts him, he's going to work as hard as humanly possible to help that team, he'd have saved a little face.


Posted by: Greg(Boston) | April 10, 2008 8:41 AM | Report abuse

Greg,

Agreed, no team in the league has Astro turf, he should have been ready to run on the type of field he will play on.

Posted by: kmdp4 | April 10, 2008 8:47 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Blog cheaters never prosper! | April 10, 2008 8:36 AM

Huh? If you lookd back through this blog you will see that just about every new regular poster gets greeted. It's blog etiquette I suppose.

And as you rightly said, about 90% (probably more) of those are guys, so presumably we all here have a very confused sexuality because we must be greeting them with the purpose of an assignation too, n'est pas?

You'll have to try better than that if you're baiting.

Posted by: Redcoat | April 10, 2008 8:49 AM | Report abuse

KELLY CRITICIZES OU AFTER PRO DAY MISHAP
Posted by Mike Florio on April 9, 2008, 11:18 p.m.

Oklahoma receiver Malcolm Kelly ran a slower-than-expected time in the 40-yard dash during his Pro Day workout on Wednesday. And he's now blowing more wind into that red flag by not taking responsibility for his so-so results.

According to the Associated Press, Kelly blamed the school for his performance, claiming that there was an unexpected change in the surface on which he ran.

"This is my life. You know what I'm saying? This ain't no school. This ain't no classroom. This ain't got nothing to do with that," Kelly said. "This has to do with me; my family. This is what I do. I play football. And I'm supposed to come out here and run as fast as I can."

Kelly says that he'd arranged to run on an Astroturf infield at the school's indoor track facility. Instead, he ran on FieldTurf at the Sooners' indoor football facility.

"I already had everything set up for where I want to do it at," Kelly said. "I get out here and it's a whole different deal.

"People want to say surface is surface, but it's a lot more to it than that. You have to think about how much ground time you have running on this mushy surface here and how much ground time you have on Astroturf."

Fine, Malcolm. But what you're missing here is that the scouts are aware of this, and so they add time when the surface is believed to be too fast. Besides, given that no NFL games are played on Astroturf and many are played on FieldTurf, it makes much more sense for prospects to run on the current generation of plastic grass.

Kelly didn't run the 40 at the Scouting Combine, due to a lingering quad injury. The surface at the RCA Dome is FieldTurf.

As to the quad injury, Kelly also criticized the Oklahoma medical staff for not accurately diagnosing the injury.

In our view, Kelly's childish effort to push the blame for his performance to the school that invested plenty of time and money into him isn't the best way to persuade an NFL team to invest even more time and money. Because if/when things don't go well for Kelly at the next level, it's safe to say he'll be looking to point the finger for his failures and/or frustrations at the team.

Posted by: From pft.com | April 10, 2008 8:49 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for the explanation Karen.

I'm always in awe of people who can retain this sort of technical knowledge; I studied Physics for years and have maybe retained about 1% of it, but that might also be due to the onset of salinity. :)

Posted by: Redcoat | April 10, 2008 8:54 AM | Report abuse

KM, I blame him, but then I also blame his agent, whomever that it. The agent should have pulled him into a room and SPOON-FED him what he was going to say to the press. This isn't smashing atoms, or doing what Karen claims to do, its pretty simple. If I can figure out what sound-bite he should have fed the press, then you know its in its most basic form.

KM, did you see the ESPN Insider notes on Merling:
1. DE Phillip Merling, Clemson -- Once considered a potential top-10 pick, Merling has seen his stock drop considerably during the draft process. The biggest issue is a recently discovered sports hernia injury which required surgery and prevents him from working out for NFL teams prior to draft weekend. As an early-entry prospect, Merling becomes an even greater risk since NFL teams are already working with limited time and data.

I'd LOVE it if he fell because of a hernia.

Posted by: Greg(Boston) | April 10, 2008 8:59 AM | Report abuse

With that whole Kelly thing, why would it surprise anyone that a pampered college fubball player would not take responsibility for himself and his fitness?

These guys are often cossetted from dawn 'til dusk with too-willing alumni, coaches and faculties excusing their every foible, as long as they're good on the field of play.

I realise that this is a sweeping generalisation I'm making, but sadly I think it's probably more true than not.

Posted by: Redcoat | April 10, 2008 9:01 AM | Report abuse

I'd like to apologize to all those people who had to register because of my crying about people using my "name" illegally.

If I can just toughen up a little this blog will be fun like it used to be. The humor aspects will Skyrocket and there will be less of the same dudes pontificating and stroking each other up here.

Posted by: The Artist formerly known as (The Nate Doggy) | April 10, 2008 9:03 AM | Report abuse

Get a life Fake Nate.

Go and be a real person somewhere instead of a pitiful impersonation of someone else.

Posted by: Redcoat | April 10, 2008 9:05 AM | Report abuse

Greg,

Lets hope everyone passes on Merling do to the Hernia, then we get him he is the best all around DE in the draft. I think Nelson will be gone by the 3rd, so if we are going to try to pick him up it has to be with the 2nd pick.

Posted by: KMDP4 | April 10, 2008 9:07 AM | Report abuse

RC, that is a very sweeping generalization. How many other guys blamed the School, the turf, and the medical staff, as the reason for their poor showing?? To my knowledge Kelly is the only one among HUNDREDS of players, that are auditioning for their NFL Careers.

Posted by: Greg(boston) | April 10, 2008 9:10 AM | Report abuse

Redcoat, totally agree. Many of these "star" athletes are set up by their schools for disappointment. Just go out there and play.

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 10, 2008 9:13 AM | Report abuse

KM,
You and I have been throwing out Jordy Nelson's name for many weeks. Do you think he will last to our second pick?

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 10, 2008 9:16 AM | Report abuse

That maybe so Greg, but I suppose the point that I was trying to make is that too many of these guys bring that to the Pros with them too. That attitude doesn't just magically appear when they get their first contract.

You're right that there are probably hundreds of guys out their just getting it done every day, who don't make a fuss and therefore don't get any coverage, but pro sports is sadly littered with examples of this sort of stuff.

Somewhere along the line we're failing to prepare these young people properly; whether it's because they get uncritical adulation the minute they show promise in athletics or not, we need to change things to prepare them better.

My 2c.

Posted by: Redcoat | April 10, 2008 9:17 AM | Report abuse

"The humor aspects will Skyrocket and there will be less of the same dudes pontificating and stroking each other up here."

Yes! This is what this blog needs!

Idiot.

Posted by: unregistered | April 10, 2008 9:20 AM | Report abuse

Kurz, I think that D. Thomas is going to be the only WR drafted in the first round. That leaves Sweed, Kelly, Manningham, Jackson, Nelson, most likely going in the second round.

I'm hoping he's there.

Posted by: Greg(Boston) | April 10, 2008 9:22 AM | Report abuse

By the way I say this as someone who was a 'jock' at school. Not to the level of these guys sure, but to a level where we got to sit examinations at different times to other people because we had soccer matches that clashed. There were always extra privileges for us compared to the 'average' student.

Several of the guys I played with made the Pros, but NONE of them was prepared for it.

Posted by: Redcoat | April 10, 2008 9:23 AM | Report abuse

Greg I hope so but I think that Nelson is rising over the rest of those guys. He just makes plays.

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 10, 2008 9:28 AM | Report abuse

I like this guy with our second 3rd rd pick depending on how we do with our first three:

Name: Bryan Kehl
College: BYU Number: 41
Height: 6-2 Weight: 242
Position: OLB Pos2:
Class/Draft Year: Sr/2008
40 Time: 4.67 40 Low: 4.56 40 High: 4.75
Projected Round: 4 Stock:
Rated number 11 out of 233 OLB's 122 / 2541 TOTAL

Combine Results Pro Day Results
Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6022
Weight: 242
40 Yrd Dash: 4.67
20 Yrd Dash: 2.65
10 Yrd Dash: 1.55 225 Lb. Bench Reps: 26
Vertical Jump: 34
Broad Jump: 09'11"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.23
3-Cone Drill: 6.88


Dates: 03/12/08
Height: 6022
Weight: 242
40 Yrd Dash: 4.56
20 Yrd Dash: 2.62
10 Yrd Dash: 1.54 225 Lb. Bench Reps:
Vertical Jump: 35
Broad Jump: 10'02"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.18
3-Cone Drill: 6.54


Draft Scout Bryan Kehl News
04/08/08 - 2008 Rang's Gang: OLB - Bryan Kehl, BYU: Playing out of the Mountain West Conference, Kehl hasn't received a great amount of national exposure, but his combination of instincts and athleticism rank among him among the better, more versatile OLBs of the draft. In fact, while there are flashier athletes with better numbers, Kehl is viewed by many as one of this year's safer talents at the position. After serving an LDS mission, he'll enter the league a bit older than most rookies (24), but he has the experience, intelligence, maturity, and athleticism to make an immediate impact. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

03/26/08 - Where will Bryan Kehl go in next month's NFL draft? DICKSON: Bryan had excellent workouts at the combine in Indianapolis and at BYU's pro day. He said he's been told he could be a first day linebacker, which means being picked in the first two rounds. The last BYU defensive player to be taken on the first day? Defensive end Ryan Denney, who was chosen as the 61st pick in the 2002 NFL draft by the Buffalo Bills. FRANCHUK: Kehl's going to be a high pick, my guess is a steal in the third round. He's talented, athletic and don't forget the intangibles of being well-spoken and charismatic. NFL teams, with all the league has gone through, want two things: Players are smart enough to get the schemes, and even smarter to know how to stay out of trouble. - Utah Daily Herald

03/19/08 - 03/19/08 - Draft Scout Risers: Kehl didn't get much attention outside of the WAC, but at 6-feet-2, 242 pounds, he is one of the draft's most versatile linebackers. Running in the mid 4.5s, Kehl was also impressive in the vertical jump (35 inches), short shuttle (4.18 seconds) and three-cone drill (6.54 seconds). Eighteen NFL clubs were present at his workout, including linebacker coaches from Carolina, Cincinnati, Jacksonville and St. Louis.

Posted by: Curzon417 | April 10, 2008 9:30 AM | Report abuse

Sure feels like a crapshoot having to watch 20 picks ahead of us, compared to sitting on the #6 pick and having LaRon drop into our lap, doesn't it?

Why did we have to win all those stupid games last year and screw up our draft position? Why?

Posted by: unregistered | April 10, 2008 9:34 AM | Report abuse

Kurz, he's a player no doubt, but I think that with the needs on the OL/DL, the Redskins would be better served by taking the BPA on either line when they pick in the third round. I think if on DL, someone like Laws, or Dre Moore are there, or on OL, if Nicks, or Branden Keith, they've got to use some early picks on getting younger on both lines.

Posted by: Greg(Boston) | April 10, 2008 9:46 AM | Report abuse

Karen sounds supersmart.....we need players everywhere (younger)really like the banter about who we gonna take.... but i'll be happy if we come out of the draft/undrafted FA's with 5 or more guys who can play regardless of position........

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silly dcsween. You meant third to last.

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What the hell happened to this blog? Of all the stories you can cover you choose to give Vinny Cerato a nickname? It's not cute, and it's not funny. It's not even remotely clever. How about you update us on how the Redskins value Malcolm Kelly's recent fall from grace, or the Redskins possible partners in a trade down. It's getting to the point where I might never visit this blog again, considering that ESPN INsider, KFFL, and Warpath Insiders are doing a much better job of providing Redskins offseason coverage.

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4th was 6th to last.
Any relation to 7 of 9?

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