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(Hip, Hip) Hooray, Christmas

Dan Steinberg has a new installment in what is now a three-part adaptation of "Upstairs, Downstairs" starring Fred Smoot. Today's episode explains why Christmas lights are always up at the Smoot home ("Christmas is always on the way back around. We ain't got, what, like three, four months to go?").


By Cindy Boren  |  October 8, 2008; 12:59 PM ET
 
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Why are we forever flogging Steinberg's blog?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | October 8, 2008 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Hail to 'em

Posted by: goskinsgo | October 8, 2008 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Who the hell cares about Smed Froot's house? Why is Steinberg sniffing Froot's jock worthy of space here?

Posted by: splitbill | October 8, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

I'm starting to get a bad feeling about sunday. Our guys are used to being underdawgs and playing in hostile environments. What happens when they meet the apathy of DannyLand and they're EXPECTED to play well

Posted by: DikShuttle | October 8, 2008 1:07 PM

We already won two at home, so your post makes no sense. DannyLand you mean FedEx field, are you saying or home field is an advantage for the opposing team?

The Skins are favored because the Rams flat out stink, that does not mean the Skins will not come out fired up, and if you think that is the case, you have no respect for our players or coaches.

Posted by: Flounder21 | October 8, 2008 1:13 PM | Report abuse

te, some men you just can't reach.

I will say regarding Thomas, I think he's going to be a STUD!!! The more Zorn/JC start to trust him, the more I think he'll reward that trust.

I will also say that watching NO/Minny the other night, I wish the Skins took a flyer on Carl Nicks, but twasn't to be.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | October 8, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

I'm starting to get a bad feeling about sunday. Our guys are used to being underdawgs and playing in hostile environments. What happens when they meet the apathy of DannyLand and they're EXPECTED to play well

Posted by: DikShuttle | October 8, 2008 1:07 PM

What do you think, Dik? That they'll fold up like a napkin?

I can't follow this at all. If they play well under adverse circumstances, then it follows that they play poorly under favorable conditions?

I'm saying the offense is going to want to show a few wrinkles for Coach Saunders. And I'm saying the defense wants to climb in the statistical rankings. And I'm saying the Rams are going to get a beat down.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | October 8, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Well I will continue to worry about this team as well as every other team we face. these are the matchups we have so ill talk about them. I love getting the stats but what im talking about with Holt are the intangibles that stats dont tell, thats what i meant when i said he does more on the field then TO, not that he is a better WR come on. I think rodgers could have trouble on a vet like Holt, turn that 1 td into 3 and put us in a difficult spot.

Posted by: Stu27 | October 8, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

+++Rams got no chance in this game, the Redskins are focused and have a great locker room, they will come out to put a hurting on the Rams.--FLOUNDER+++

Al NFL teams have some chance in any game. If there is one truth about the NFL, it is this.

+++We were not the same team in the Giants game, I guarantee Jacobs will not run like that when we see them in November.

Posted by: Flounder21 | October 8, 2008 12:46 PM ++++

First of all, unless you play or coach, it's not "we."

Second, speculating that far into the future is foolhearty.

Third. I think the Redskins win Sunday and f they stay healthym have a VERY GOOD shot against the Giants. That is NOT the point I made.

My point was, they CAN be beat by a pounding running attack and--as is the case with any team--by a number of ill-timed turnovers. For THAT reason, and that reason alone, the Rams have a chance, albeit a small one.

Posted by: TheCork | October 8, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Stu,

Holt does not throw the ball or block for the QB, I do not care how good you think he is there O-Line sucks and Bulger has already lost his starting job once.

Posted by: Flounder21 | October 8, 2008 1:27 PM | Report abuse

What happens when they meet the apathy of DannyLand and they're EXPECTED to play well

Posted by: DikShuttle | October 8, 2008 1:07 PM

PUMP DA BREAKS KID. If by Dannyland you mean Fed Ex. If by apathy, you mean 90K screaming fans? I am sick of people not giving respect to the fans that go to these games. Fed Ex IS the loudest place in the NFL, maybe Seattle... Winning, winning kills a hell of lot of apathy.

Posted by: Club320 | October 8, 2008 1:27 PM | Report abuse

In the NFL any team has a chance.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 8, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

te, some men you just can't reach.


Posted by: BeantownGreg | October 8, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

May be the most irony word for word that i've read on these boards ever. Congrats I give it a 10 out of 10.

Posted by: Gweez | October 8, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Coming off a bye week plenty of time to prepare the players got rid of the coach they hated. This is more of a game then some people are giving credit for just dont be supirsed when this game isnt 50-nothing. They have players that can beat us.

Posted by: Stu27 | October 8, 2008 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Cork,

Stop being an idiot you know what I meant by we.

And again I can look as far into the future as I want, I do not play.

Any team can be beat no question, but this team will not be beat Sunday against the Rams, my opinion and I am entitled to it.

Posted by: Flounder21 | October 8, 2008 1:32 PM | Report abuse

I agree Stu. Individually they have a lot of players that can beat you. Their O-line isn't that great so I don't think they will be able to run that well but their passing attack could get traction with our lack of a pass rush.

Skinz

Posted by: Gweez | October 8, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Is that 10 bonus points??

Because if it is, no thanks, I'm up to my ears in them already...

Posted by: BeantownGreg | October 8, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

The thing I do like is none of our players seem like the type who thinks they can phone it in in a game like this.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 8, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Flounder - my post makes plenty of sense. You must not be old enough to remember the losses to Dallas back when they were doormats...

And I've seen PLENTY of coverage on how UNDERWHELMING a home field advantage we have now. We used to have one of the loudest stadiums in the league and now you can talk down the line to a reciever from the opposite guard position. Ok, maybe that's hyperbole.. but still...

I forgot about us being favored against Phoenix - so that gives me some consolation. It's just an easy trap. Thankfully, they don't seem to be falling for those this year.

I don't think respect is the issue, rather experience.

Posted by: DikShuttle | October 8, 2008 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Stu,

Are you sure you are not a Rams fan.

I understand you not wanting the team to be over confident, but you do not play put your feet up have a few beers and enjoy the a$$ kicking.

Posted by: Flounder21 | October 8, 2008 1:36 PM | Report abuse

But Greg, they are 10 DOUBLE Bonus points...

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | October 8, 2008 1:37 PM | Report abuse

When your O-line has a future HOF player on it i dont think it should be dismissed.

Posted by: Stu27 | October 8, 2008 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Who the frik in this steingberg doosh?

Posted by: Sports_Guru | October 8, 2008 1:37 PM | Report abuse

This game will not be an easy win, there is talent on that team and with a week to prepare, they'll bring their best shot. I fully expect the Skins to take that shot, and knock 'em right back on their buttes, but it won't be a pushover, at least not at the start.

This could well be the best game they play this year, the Skins just need to stay focused, and it will come to them.

Posted by: craig2 | October 8, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Flounder - my post makes plenty of sense. You must not be old enough to remember the losses to Dallas back when they were doormats...

And I've seen PLENTY of coverage on how UNDERWHELMING a home field advantage we have now. We used to have one of the loudest stadiums in the league and now you can talk down the line to a reciever from the opposite guard position. Ok, maybe that's hyperbole.. but still...

I forgot about us being favored against Phoenix - so that gives me some consolation. It's just an easy trap. Thankfully, they don't seem to be falling for those this year.

I don't think respect is the issue, rather experience.

Posted by: DikShuttle | October 8, 2008 1:35 PM

I am plenty old enough to remember a meaningless game on the way to a superbowl win, plus Dallas was on the way up as proof by what they did over the next 5 years 3 Superbowls.

I want to ask you a question have you ever been to fedEx for a game?

If the anwser is no then never comment about our advantage or disadvantage there.

Posted by: Flounder21 | October 8, 2008 1:40 PM | Report abuse

So if Guru doesn't like Steins, does that make him a pulitzer worthy writer suddenly?

Posted by: alex35332 | October 8, 2008 1:40 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: Cindy Boren | October 8, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

I don't think we'll know the full extent of the FedEx home field advantage until we put together a consistent winning team and host our first playoff game there.

Last year's humiliation of Dallas at FedEx was pretty darn cool.

Posted by: SirAnonymoustheGreat | October 8, 2008 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Who the frik in this steingberg doosh?

Posted by: Sports_Guru | October 8, 2008 1:37 PM

The guy has to be sleeping with one of the suits at the Post because everytime he burps Cindy posts a link to it. His stuff is about as enlightening as the Jason Reid house of fright videos.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | October 8, 2008 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Who the frik in this steingberg doosh?

Posted by: Sports_Guru | October 8, 2008 1:37 PM

Here you go Sports:

Dan Steinberg
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Dan Steinberg


Occupation Sports Columnist
Television host
Spouse(s) Annys Shin
Children Ida Sophia
Dan Steinberg is an American sportswriter and blogger for The Washington Post, as well as a television blog show host. "The New Zen Master of the Sports Blogosphere". The thirty year old Dan Steinberg writes the DC Sports Bog for the Washington Post and plays the "bald headed fashionista" on Comcast SportsNet's Washington Post Live television sports show. Dan created an international journalistic sensation when he provided Cheese coverage from the XX Winter Olympics in Turin (Torino), Italy.

In an interview with The Big Picture blog Dan describes his becoming a sports blogger: "The boring story is, like every kid who played strat-o-matic a bit too much, I always wanted to be a sports writer. My experience covering sports at Delaware (first story: equestrian team) made me think maybe I didn’t want to do be a sports writer. So I had a D.C. non-profit job, and then I spent 18 months working in the cheese department for Whole Foods Market, and then I again decided I wanted to be a sports writer, so I started taking down high school field hockey scores and making photocopies and talking to deranged callers as a Post newsaide. The truth is, a friend of a friend was in charge of hiring sports newsaides at the time, so I got very lucky with that, and I got very lucky with a few random writing assignments, and a bunch of editors were way nicer to me than they needed to be, etc, until I got a full-time writing job."

Posted by: Flounder21 | October 8, 2008 1:43 PM | Report abuse

And I've seen PLENTY of coverage on how UNDERWHELMING a home field advantage we have now. We used to have one of the loudest stadiums in the league and now you can talk down the line to a reciever from the opposite guard position. Ok, maybe that's hyperbole.. but still...
Posted by: DikShuttle | October 8, 2008 1:35 PM

Underwhelming... Let me say it again. The people that always talk about how the Skins use to have great home field advantage, harken back to what a "gem" RFK is, etc. You simply are not using common sense. If a team wins, the fans are loud. If a team loses, the fans are not loud, except when they BOO. Now, when the Skins were in RFK, and most on this blog primarily remember the 80's, and watching the team in RFK. There was a whole lot of winning going on. Go back and find film of the years in the 90s after Gibbs was gone and there was a lot of losing. Ugh, RFK. DIK, come up for a game, say in the next two weeks, and tell me how you feel about home field. I promise you the 90K are doing our part when the SKINS D is on the field...

Posted by: Club320 | October 8, 2008 1:44 PM | Report abuse

If I were alone in saying ANY of this, I'd take your criticisms to heart. But I was just on the elevator w/ 2 Redskins fans (I'm in tha 305, btw) and before I even said anything they basically said the same thing - don't get over confident and don't buy the hype.

As far as defending the over-commercialized soulless supervenue that is RalJohn, I don't need to step in SJK to know that it stinks.

We won against Phoenix - it was still pretty quiet. The physics of the stadium let all the sound out. And you're so far from the action you're no longer interactive.

This is not an indictment of the fans in attendance.

And you most certainly CAN say WE. Coaches, Players and Owners all come and go - but the FANS pay the bills. I have 3 generations of support for this team. My team - the RedSkins.

Posted by: DikShuttle | October 8, 2008 1:59 PM | Report abuse

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