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Thrash Helps a Local Team Out

James Thrash seems to be about as good a person as you'll find. He knows my kids' names, though we don't chat nearly as often as we should, and asks about them all the time. He's just plain good people.

And Tuesday, after practice, he did his part to try to help out some local kids trying to pursue their football dreams. Alan Goldenbach, another all around great dude and one of the high school writers for The Post, sent me an email tipping me off that Thrash was donating shoes and equipment to Spingharn High School.

Alan says that Spingarn is a Northeast a school with little funding that struggles to get the minimum 18 players to suit up for football each season. He says that the coach there, Paris Adon, is very enthusiastic and trying to get things turned around, and he met Thrash in Tyson's Tuesday to pick up 35 pairs of cleats and some other gear.

"Towards the end of the year I always try to help out with back-to-school," Thrash said. "I just remember growing up and not having a lot of money and a new pair of shoes would have meant a lot to me. So we try to target a school that needs help and they've got like 34 players, so I'll take the shoes and the balls to them. They're nice-looking Reebok shoes, so it's just something small I can do to help."

By Jason La Canfora  |  September 3, 2008; 2:00 PM ET
 
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Good for you thrash.

Posted by: Just sayzin is all... | September 3, 2008 2:02 PM | Report abuse

He's a good dude. Glad he's on our team.

Posted by: Skinz | September 3, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

yeah

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Sure is a good dude.

Posted by: 35332 | September 3, 2008 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Thrash would never steel another guys bag and try and hide it at some ex-GF's house.

Posted by: 35332 | September 3, 2008 2:15 PM | Report abuse

My brother use to live near him he played basketball with him quite a bit during the offseason, went over to his house and played pool. Hes a real good guy.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Maybe but he and I have been emailing back and forth through the day on if the choice of Palin represents simple pandering or a bigger step in a long term stratagy by the GOP.

Posted by: 35332 | September 3, 2008 2:06 PM

This must be one of the most intersting exchange of e/m's going this week. Can you please post it (on a political blog) so that we can all be enlightened?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Joe Gibbs called Thrash a "real" Redskin. It's stuff like this that brings the realization of those words to light. Even Zorn has mentioned what kind of "role model" Thrash can be and is to the younger guys on the team.

So, while he is not a top-notch receiver in the NFL, the Redskins benefit tremendously for having him on the roster.

http://nfl-redskins.diehardsportsfan.net/

Posted by: Warren Montgomery | September 3, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

That's the stuff you like to see.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 3, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Thrash would never steel another guys bag and try and hide it at some ex-GF's house.

Posted by: 35332 | September 3, 2008 2:15 PM

This is how you can tell a quality human being!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 2:17 PM

I would need Sweens premission to do so. Its pages long, and 1/2 of what I wrote I was drunk for.

Posted by: 35332 | September 3, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

And technicly CL, Nate, 4th and all the others in the emails would probably want to give the okay too.

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 3, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Going to Chik-fil-a...anyone want anything??

Posted by: cej75024 | September 3, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Anonymous, it's not THAT interesting. I'm glad we're doing it off blog. And it should stay off blog. Certainly off this blog. I think.

Good for Thrash.

"work"

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 3, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

I'd love a chicken samich with no mayo and some of those delicious fries. I'm going to the company cafeteria to hit the salad bar. Anyone want some stale lettuce and mushy kidney beans?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Well, aptly-named rag, that's your choice. I was posting a comment to the level of comprehension it appeared on which you're stuck. Sorry, I wasn't around to IMMEDIATELY post, but I was in a meeting, attempting to validate the monetary compensation I receive here (that means I have a job). So while you are free to post during every commercial break for Jerry Springer, All My Children or whatever shows you watch while you wait for your welfare check and/or WIC card, I unfortunately am not able to post so liberally.

You win.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 2:00 PM

*yawn*

I've scrapped with the best on here. You'll have to try a little harder than attempting to validate your employment status, assuming that I don't have a job and watch Springer all day (I perfer Maury anayway), and live off welfare checks. You're a typical gutless anon, scared to attach your name because it would be forever associated with your stupidity. All your insults are CLASSIC anon attacks.

Try a little harder, sparky?

Posted by: Rag of the DMV | September 3, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

THe stale salad comment was me. Sorry.

Posted by: P Diddy | September 3, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Jints in a second half blow out. 30-13. it's gonna be a long year folks, start thinking about our top 5 draft pick next year.

Posted by: Long Dong John | September 3, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Red, Have you and I ever had a blog fight on here? We must do it some time.

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 3, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

James Thrash has never been to Prison.

Posted by: Prison Balls | September 3, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Try a little harder, sparky?

Posted by: Rag of the DMV | September 3, 2008 2:31 PM

Red Rag,

I'm tooooooo afraid. Like you said, I'm an anon who hides behind my anonymity. So, I'll just curl up in the fetal position sucking my thumb w/my blanky praising your great name.

You win, again!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

"James Thrash has never been to Prison."

There you go!

:)

- Ray

Posted by: Ray | September 3, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

The local team Thrash starts with should be The Redskins IMHO

Posted by: The Truth | September 3, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

I second that emotion, Diddy.

I think the nearest Chick-fil-A is in Utah. They need to keep driving and push on over the Sierras. Giddyup!

http://www.chick-fil-a.com/restaurantlocator.aspx

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 3, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Anonymous, it's not THAT interesting. I'm glad we're doing it off blog. And it should stay off blog. Certainly off this blog. I think.


Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 3, 2008 2:29 PM

Thanks guys - the celebritology blog has been hijacked already - it's nice to come here and just read about football.

And I am scared for the game, scared. Was going to go out and watch the game (I'm now in Houston), but might stay home in my I *heart* Chris Cooley t-shirt and yell in my living room, so as not to jinx them! AGH!

Posted by: suzannepdc | September 3, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Anyone know how to make a Skins logo emotocon? it needs to exist

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 3, 2008 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Ha! Red Rag Riding Hood is such a dufus, he couldn't spell intelligence if he had the dictionary turned to the correct page (which he would need someone else to do for him)!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Anyone know how to make a Skins logo emotocon? it needs to exist

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 3, 2008 2:44 PM

You got your HTTR ringtone yet or are you still using Backstreet Boys?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Ha! Red Rag Riding Hood is such a dufus, he couldn't spell intelligence if he had the dictionary turned to the correct page (which he would need someone else to do for him)!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 2:45 PM

Anyone know how to make a Skins logo emotocon? it needs to exist

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 3, 2008 2:44 PM

You got your HTTR ringtone yet or are you still using Backstreet Boys?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 2:49 PM

These are 2 of the funniest posts I've seen in a long time he said dripping with sarcasm). Someone take the keyboard from the 3 year old.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 3, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

The 90's called they wanted you pop-culture reference back.

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 3, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Alex, I must say i don't recall ever blog brawlin' with you but anytime you're ready sir, anytime...
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
i've been posting here for a solid year. i stumbled across this blog right before the first game of the season last year. I found it funny it was some dolphins fan posting on here on the reg and waaaaaaay after the game was played, that there was a welcoming party, and that people post from all over the world. i come mostly for the football talk because I can't relate to many of you in any other context.

i'm not your average blogger. I'm sure you know what this means...

Posted by: Red of the DMV | September 3, 2008 2:57 PM | Report abuse

James Thrash has never been to Prison.

Posted by: Prison Balls | September 3, 2008 2:36 PM

Profound stuff

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 3, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

++++ because I can't relate to many of you in any other context. ++++

You like beer? Women? Pop-Culture? you can relate to us more than you think

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

was some dolphins fan posting on here on the reg

Posted by: Red of the DMV | September 3, 2008 2:57 PM

He's still a reg but seems to be on vacation. We've got fans from all teams. Eagles Fan Adam, and Greg from Boston (now is prison) is a fan of the Patriots.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

I'm indirectly mentioned in this article

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/author/story.cfm?a_id=208&objectid=10521665

"No one falls in until the end" In this case I'm 'No one' ... take your shots but remember, I gave you this one

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

Anon, we also had a civilzed Boys fan.

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 3, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Ha! Red Rag Riding Hood is such a dufus, he couldn't spell intelligence if he had the dictionary turned to the correct page (which he would need someone else to do for him)!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 2:45 PM

yes, more ovaltine please! you're on a roll today anon. you're killin' it.

and i prefer "doofus" over "dufus". "doofus" looks more insulting.

Posted by: Red of the Rag of the DMV | September 3, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

We have had drive-bys from a Giant and Seahawk and I think Packer fans, but none of those dudes have stuck around. I can't imagine why.

And now that you mention it we haven't seen a lot of Redcoat (Fins), SMACK (Cowboys), or Adam (Eagles) up here in a while. Hmm...

I love having the different perspectives of having other teams' fans in the conversation, and I appreciate the demonstration of tolerance it evinces.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 3, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

SO freakin' nervous about this game tomorrow night... ugh...

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 3, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

James Thrash is going to leave Redskin Park oneday and people might finally realize how hard it is to replace these kinds of character guys...

Posted by: Jeff V | September 3, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

James Thrash is my man.

Posted by: freakzilla | September 3, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

It's a trap, a massive celebration of NYC and the SB title and all this pomp and circumstance... with the Skins as sacrificial lambs offered up at the altar in the swamp.

Good golly I want the Skins to win, but I fear an ugly game, an ugly loss... perish the thought... I want a win, of course, but regardless I want to see this team play well, execute their game plan, not get embarrassed. And of course these opening night circumstances feels like a recipe for embarrassment in the biggest spotlight...

Just nerves, it'll help me to get it off my chest... thanks...

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 3, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of NFLN (oh wait, we werent?)

On those clips, the discussed our schedule and returning team. Rod Woodson had the great insight that while we had returning players, the head coach, offensive system, running game and defense are all changing under new coaches.

Umm, what do they do all day? New passing game and head coach, same running system with the O coord and RB coach being new. Same oline, WR and TE coach.

Same Defensive scheme with a promoted D line coach and one new face, the new dline coach.

What a bunch of fools...

Posted by: Zebra | September 3, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

RC has been busy with work and various other things. He wants to get on but has been too busy.

Posted by: Skinz | September 3, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Nate, handel them feelings like the rest of us men. Push them down inside the belly, drink them to death as best you can. Let it kill ya with an ulser at 50.

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 3, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

www.dalockerroom.com has new photos of Coco

Posted by: DLR | September 3, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Nate, handel them feelings like the rest of us men. Push them down inside the belly, drink them to death as best you can. Let it kill ya with an ulser at 50.

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 3, 2008 3:19 PM

Apparently, my days are numbered

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 3, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

You need me Redskins.

Posted by: Albert Connell | September 3, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Rod Woodson...
Posted by: Zebra | September 3, 2008 3:16 PM


thats all you need to say for me to stop reading. Good player in his day. Terible anilist. Just bad. He does not do his research.

Posted by: 35332 | September 3, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Nate, Eli Manning is still Eli Manning. That plus our defense should keep this one close. And their defense has had major surgery, with some important parts removed.

No reason to expect anything ugly. Its just your fear of the unknown.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 3, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

YEah Zeese;

TD is okay. Said we would finish third. RW said we would be fourth b/c McNabb is healthy. TD said 'but what weapons does he have'. RW said he doesnt need any.....

hmmm....

Schefter said that with our early road sked, and late home games, it will be hard for us to win in the end?

Wha?? it may be hard to make the playoffs if we tank in the beginning, but to win home games in nov and dec?

Posted by: Zebra | September 3, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Woodson is OK by me. He was one of the guys that called out the HOF voters regarding Art Monk. As a DB who overlapped a good bit with Monk, his opinion might have been more important than most.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 3, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Best headline of the day ...

Bare-breasted virgins compete for Swaziland king


http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSL148259220080901

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 3, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Results from the 2nd (and in some ways almost inferior than the 1st) RI fantasy draft?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

I dont think woodson has a beef with the skins, but I just remember last year he basicly predicted every team would do arround what they did last year. Skins would be 6-10 and stuff like that. I don't think he understands offence at all and that he has a negative overall impression of East Coast football and the NFC

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 3, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

from the reuters article ...

"My sister is the king's tenth wife. I don't think he can choose me because he has already chosen my sister," said Zandisile Ntentesa, a 21-year-old prison employee.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 3, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

You like beer? Women? Pop-Culture? you can relate to us more than you think

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 3:01 PM

Beer? Oh yeah! Couldn't give you a favorite but I don't drink malt liquor *yuck*

Women? Oh hell yeah! I had a couple of post today expressing my lov... er... infatuation with women.

Pop culture? yeah, but it depends on what you define as pop culture. I'm generally a new skool dude.

Posted by: Red of the DMV | September 3, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Nate, Eli Manning is still Eli Manning. That plus our defense should keep this one close. And their defense has had major surgery, with some important parts removed.

No reason to expect anything ugly. Its just your fear of the unknown.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 3, 2008 3:29 PM

True, but will it be Eli Manning, Super Bowl MVP or Eli Manning, Peyton's younger and not as good brother? The guy is so inconsistant that he could bring it tomorrow night or he could not. I have watched too many games when the Giants looked totally done and then suddenly in the 4th Quarter he becomes Steve Young. The Denver game in late 2005 springs to mind and he was much like that last season too. I just hope he doesn't come ready to play tomorrow.

Posted by: suzannepdc | September 3, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Flag on the play on Red;

For using the word Skool,

Ineligible word play, repeat 2nd down...

Posted by: Zebra | September 3, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Results from the 2nd (and in some ways almost inferior than the 1st) RI fantasy draft?
Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 3:36 PM
Here is my team, The South West Fightin'35332's

Adrian Peterson RB
Marques Colston WR
Ben Roethlisberger QB
LenDale White RB
Laveranues Coles WR
Jeremy Shockey TE
Isaac Bruce WR
Jeff Garcia QB
Rian Lindell K
Ravens D/ST D/ST
49ers D/ST D/ST
L.J. Smith TE
Muhsin Muhammad WR
Brandon Stokley WR
Seahawks Coach HC
Adrian Peterson RB
Ron Dayne RB

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 3, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

I don't think he understands offence at all and that he has a negative overall impression of East Coast football and the NFC

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 3, 2008 3:37 PM

Must be from his clashes with the NFC in 96' and 03'. Also I feel for anyone who had to endure to post-Steve Young years in SF. Although they had a couple of good seasons with Jeff Garcia.

Posted by: Red of the DMV | September 3, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

I picked late in the 1st round, so all the major studs were gone.

QB is Rivers
WRs are Fitzgerald and Wayne
RBs are Willams of Carolina, Maurice Morris of Sea and Cheser Taylor of Minn
Owen Daniels is the TE
I got the Chargers defense and the Pats HC
Josh Brown is my kicker, being indoors ought to help him

my bench is
Delhomme and Tavaris Jackson, Devery Henderson, Dominic Rhodes, Darren Sproles, Michael Clayton and James Thrash

I guessing the Skins will win more games than me.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 3, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Here is my team, The South West Fightin'35332's

Adrian Peterson RB
Marques Colston WR
Ben Roethlisberger QB
LenDale White RB
Laveranues Coles WR
Jeremy Shockey TE
Isaac Bruce WR
Jeff Garcia QB
Rian Lindell K
Ravens D/ST D/ST
49ers D/ST D/ST
L.J. Smith TE
Muhsin Muhammad WR
Brandon LLoyd WR
Seahawks Coach HC
Adrian Peterson RB
Ron Dayne RB


Posted by: Alex35332 | September 3, 2008 3:48 PM

You saying that Brandon Lloyd's finally having a breakout season? Otherwise, looks promising.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 3:51 PM | Report abuse

LOL @ Zeb. yeah that wasn't too pop culture...

Posted by: Red of the DMV | September 3, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

My bad I did not have Lloyd, i missput him on there.

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 3, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Suzanne, I was never as down on Eli as most, so his postseason wasn't as big shock to me. He got the SB MVP, but the Jints defense was THE story. Eli wasn't the best player on the field, but he did come through in the clutch, something JC has yet to do.

Its not like the NYG offense in the postseason was lighting people up. it was their defense shutting people down.

So I'm not thinking either team gets blown out.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 3, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

aww you got me anon..

Posted by: 35332 | September 3, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

"i missput him on there."

and andy pettite misremembered our conversation

Posted by: Roger Clemens | September 3, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

QB Eli Manning
RB LaDainian Tomlinson
RB Brandon Jacobs
WR Roy Williams
WR Roddy White
WR/TE Greg Olsen
TE Donald Lee
D/ST Giants D/ST
K Jeff Reed

BENCH
Steve Smith
Felix Jones
Sammy Morris
Ben Troupe
Jason Hanson
Troy Smith
Justin gage

Autodraft with first pick

Posted by: Zebra | September 3, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

never heard of picking coaches in Fantasy football, how does that work....points for what?

Posted by: Long Dong John | September 3, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

aww you got me anon..

Posted by: 35332 | September 3, 2008 3:55 PM

Even a blind anon finds a squirrel sometimes

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

Alex gets an early selection in the FF and I figure some weeks he'll win just with AP. Getting Big Ben is pretty solid as well.

For me, the WRs gotta come up big or I'm toast.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 3, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Yeah AL, not looking oh so great there. At least you can start Chester Taylor every game. I'm thinking he'll get at least 10 a game. Wayne is a #1 WR now, Fitz will put up numbers, and I expect Maurice Morris to have a good year.

Stay positive!

Something about those RBs with double M's as their initials.

Posted by: Red of the DMV | September 3, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

+++ never heard of picking coaches in Fantasy football, how does that work....points for what? +++

getting every swingin soul to pray for you, 10 points. coach 'em up real good, 5 points. coach gets fired, minus 25 points

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Somebody had to get LT, congrats Zebra, that trophy is gonna look good on your hard drive.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 3, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

I think HC gets 1 point for a win and extra points for blowouts and stuff.

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 3, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Al, Zeke: I hope you are right. I think I am just concerned with how well we looked for the first few preseason games and how terribly horrible we looked for the last two (particularly on offense). That makes me nervous - although I did see the QB from UCLA throw 4 INTs in the first half on Monday night and they won the game, so there's hope. Cooley has mentioned that you have a different mentality when you play preseason, so I just hope that was the problem. I would prefer the losses in preseason anyway.

Just getting nervous!

Posted by: suzannepdc | September 3, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

I have been having trouble deciding which WR to start opening week. I mean Colston is a gimmie, But which of the others rides the pine. The porblem with these big leagues you run out of starters fast.

Colston
Coles
Bruce
Muhammad

Posted by: 35332 | September 3, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Zeke whos your roster?

Week 1 I go up against John D with his nice WR combo of TO and Ocho

Posted by: 35332 | September 3, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Sadly i have to sit Smith the first two games. I will see how Gage does week 1 and then prolly put him in the lineup week 2 and remove a TE...

Posted by: Zebra | September 3, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Suzanne, the first team defense has yet to play, so I'm thinking that will be better.

Our offense has looked bad, but the Jints defense had a lot of turnover, so I'm thinking we'll be OK there too.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 3, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

NFL Betting Odds
Giants Stadium – East Rutherford, NJ
Thursday September 4th @ 7:00pm EST on NBC
Redskins at Giants Odds provided by SBG Global sportsbook
Redskins +4 | Giants -4
Total 41

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Skins 45-17

Marcus Mason carries for 150 yards.

Colt to McMullen for 4 TD's.

What?

Posted by: Skinz | September 3, 2008 11:37 AM

---

Skinz, you have it wrong.

"Colt to Anquan Boldin for 4 td's"

Posted by: Greg | September 3, 2008 11:38 AM

----

You're both wrong:

Patrick Ramsey to brandon Lloyd for eleventeen TDs.

Posted by: Vinny | September 3, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

NFL Betting Odds
Giants Stadium – East Rutherford, NJ
Thursday September 4th @ 7:00pm EST on NBC
Redskins at Giants Odds provided by SBG Global sportsbook
Redskins +4 | Giants -4
Total 41

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 4:11 PM

Bet the under.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 3, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Nothing for me. I already had a Ham and Bourbon Sammich.

Posted by: Arty from The Larry Sanders Show | September 3, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

FF favors the big play guys, not the grinders. My FF season relies on Minn and SD wanting their studs to get some rest. Which gives the understudies good PT. I'd have Sproles in week 1, but they play Carolina and that looks like a tough D.

I hope for lots of points with Sproles and Rivers when they play Oakland, KC and Denver.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 3, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Anon;

so since they are home, really the gmen are only favored by 1. I guess they are seeing a SB hangover as well?

Posted by: Zebra | September 3, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

You're both wrong:

Patrick Ramsey to brandon Lloyd for eleventeen TDs.

Posted by: Vinny | September 3, 2008 4:12 PM

Does Arch make a pick and return it for a TD just once or the more typical twice

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 3, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

+++I've scrapped with the best on here. You'll have to try a little harder than attempting to validate your employment status, assuming that I don't have a job and watch Springer all day (I perfer Maury anayway), and live off welfare checks. You're a typical gutless anon, scared to attach your name because it would be forever associated with your stupidity. All your insults are CLASSIC anon attacks.

Try a little harder, sparky?

Posted by: Rag of the DMV | September 3, 2008 2:31 PM+++


I like the cut of your Jib.

That's what I like about the Internet. Unlike, say, war, the nasty, the witty, and good writers tend to win the disputes.

Posted by: Corkczar | September 3, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Zebra, what bothered me the most about Rod Woodson's (who I usually love because he was such an Art Monk supporter)comments on the NFLN last night is that when he and TD were asked which of the 4 "rookie" head coaches might be successful this season, he replied "the Ravens - because of all their veteran leadership." Hello??? We have plenty of veteran leadership and the Ravens have a rookie QB and no backups. And who are their receivers?

Posted by: Lisa | September 3, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

The head coach thing looked like a fun feature -- it's 3 points for a win, -1 point for a loss. So a small amount, but could definitely affect outcome of a game.

They do let you add points for different margins of victory, but I declined -- awarding a coach/team for running up the score is too college football for me.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 3, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Exactly Lisa... Just homerism....

I was looking for audio of 980's interview with Zorn but the latest pocast they had was from Aug 25th. i caught Chick on the way home who took a jab at them saying Zorn had given him a breif case to put under their car.


I would love to hear that audio...

Posted by: Zebra | September 3, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

The Truth is upset.

The Truth has reverted to 3rd person speaking.

The Truth does NOT enjoy getting shots and wants everyone to know this.


The Truth really, really hates getting stupid, pointless shots.

Posted by: The Truth | September 3, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

NOTE TO JLC: That would be Spingarn HS located across the street from RFK stadium(Skins old stomping ground)famous grads Dave Bing(Pistons,Bullets,HOF,Elgin Baylor LA Lakers, HOF) older sister,brother both graduated from the "Green Wave" nice of James Thrash to step up, big time kudo's to an excellent role model.

Posted by: dargregmag@aol.com | September 3, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Funny thing, someones auto draft had them picking a HC way to soon, took NE. Someone else set it up so they got 1/2 the skins roster.

Posted by: Alex35332q | September 3, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Burns: Whos that goat looking fellow?
Smithers: Thats the price of darkness, sir. hes your ten oclock...
Burns: I like the cut of his jib/.//

Posted by: Zebra | September 3, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Dude Alex your notni man you don't even have a good team and you picekd Brandon Lloyd for the love of god.

what are you ven thinking about or do you think when you draft players?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

++++ And who are their receivers? +++

And who are our receviers? seriously, without maroon and black glasses, who we got?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Hello?

Posted by: Santana Moss | September 3, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

I thought that we got points for almost catches.

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 3, 2008 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Got it,

JLA is posting as anon, as you can tell from his Bmore bias there, and saying mean things about himself to get others to defend himn to make himself feel better about.... himself.

Posted by: Zebra | September 3, 2008 4:28 PM | Report abuse

-to prison balls-

Night night, keep yo butt cheeks tight!

out

Posted by: Zebra | September 3, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

that's right Santana, we got you. a solid #2 WR. Thats it, that's the list

Posted by: channeling TK | September 3, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

That's what I like about the Internet. Unlike, say, war, the nasty, the witty, and good writers tend to win the disputes.

Posted by: Corkczar | September 3, 2008 4:19 PM

Yeah and this explains why you've never had a win yet, right Corkczar?

(Actually, I don't mean that. You win 'em all, except for the ones that involve football or jibba jabba).

((I didn't mean that either. I just can't stop myself. But I know I can count on you to stop me.))

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 3, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

The Truth really, really hates getting stupid, pointless shots.

Posted by: The Truth | September 3, 2008 4:24 PM

Dude, If you hadn't been bitten by a rabid dawg, you wouldn't have had to get the shots. It's your own fault. You lie down with dawgs and you get up with bites.

Posted by: motivator | September 3, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

You lie down with dawgs and you get up with bites.

Posted by: motivator | September 3, 2008 4:33 PM

How many years did he go to UGA? Thats a lot of dogs.

Posted by: 35332 | September 3, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

How many years did he go to UGA? Thats a lot of dogs.

Posted by: 35332 | September 3, 2008 4:36 PM

Dude didn't go to UGA. He wishes he went to UGA. Went to some college in Charleston, probably the Citadel.

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 3, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Even I can't think of anything good to say about Baltimore.

Posted by: Oriole | September 3, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

You know what they say about chicks from the Charleston... they like to dance... the charleston

Posted by: 35332 | September 3, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Even I can't think of anything good to say about Baltimore.

Posted by: Oriole | September 3, 2008 4:39 PM

Good Crabs, all the gals' der' got em' hon'

Posted by: 35332 | September 3, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

An add for Raders Gear on the WaPo sight? why?

Posted by: 35332 | September 3, 2008 4:41 PM | Report abuse

hat trick posts

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Eleventyteen! my favorite numbling!

How can the Truth be in 3rd person? The Truth isn't actually a person, it's an enigma!

That being said, the truth is - I'm really nervous about tomorrow night's game!

Posted by: Dik | September 3, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

I have to say, I have nothing but ambivalence towards this season. Low expectations. I'm hoping they can exceed them. All it takes in the NFL is to get to 6-5 and be healthier than everyone else. If you can do that, you can make a run.

So far, I've bet a steak dinner with a Cowboys fan, a steak dinner with a Giants fan (my boss), a night of drinking on the winner's tab with an Eagles fan, a shopping spree for the winner with my hot Seahawks fan friend, and a little something on the side with my hot 49ers fan friend. Every bet is based on who has the better record.

Posted by: P Diddy | September 3, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Cindy/Anyone,
Is there any word on how healthy the following guys are looking?
Laron Landry
Devin Thomas
Rocky Macintosh
Carlos Rogers
Shawn Springs

Posted by: dlhaze | September 3, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

JLC - I am surprised you didn't bring up the fact that Snyder let Thrash go after the 2000 season because he was too nice and Snyder couldn't take his kindness. Oh, I am sure that "crack reporter" Jerry Coleman is reporting about it up in baltimore.

p.s. - ENOUGH with your football analysis. I can get better football analysis from my 2 year old daughter. You suck at reporting and are even worse at analyzing.

Please go back to B-more and report about the local 50 and over soccer league.

Posted by: PA Skins Fan | September 3, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

talent evaluator is such a cool dude

he's like the final opinion on everything on this blog

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Sorry if this has been posted already but to me Zorn is a little too relaxed...and a little goofy. http://www.nfl.com/videos?campaign=ec0005&videoId=09000d5d80a735b6

Posted by: G in the Atl | September 3, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

+++Dude Alex your notni man you don't even have a good team and you picekd Brandon Lloyd for the love of god.

what are you ven thinking about or do you think when you draft players?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 4:26 PM+++

On further review, some people really SHOULD post anonymously.

Posted by: Corkczar | September 3, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

TE, please stop posting as anonymous. :)

Posted by: suzannepdc | September 3, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

That's what I like about the Internet. Unlike, say, war, the nasty, the witty, and good writers tend to win the disputes.

Posted by: Corkczar | September 3, 2008 4:19 PM

Yeah and this explains why you've never had a win yet, right Corkczar?

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 3, 2008 4:31 PM+++

Can I borrow that put-down for my next visit to the Algonquin Roundtable?

++++(Actually, I don't mean that. You win 'em all, except for the ones that involve football or jibba jabba).++++

By the way, TE, when I suggested some people should post anonymously? That includes you.

+++((I didn't mean that either. I just can't stop myself. But I know I can count on you to stop me.))+++

You spelled "top me" wrong.

All right, that's not my "A" material. But when retorting to lame posts, who needs to break out "A" material?

Posted by: Corkczar | September 3, 2008 5:08 PM | Report abuse

All right, that's not my "A" material. But when retorting to lame posts, who needs to break out "A" material?

Posted by: Corkczar | September 3, 2008 5:08 PM

I'm not worthy. I'm not worthy. I'm not worthy.

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 3, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

TE, please stop posting as anonymous. :)

Posted by: suzannepdc | September 3, 2008 4:59 PM

By the way, TE, when I suggested some people should post anonymously? That includes you.

Posted by: Corkczar | September 3, 2008 5:08 PM

I'm not sure I can please both of you. Let's see: Please Suzanne or please Corkczar. Okay, that was easy.

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 3, 2008 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Hey, I just noticed that Colt made the roster. Why don't we have McMullin on the roster and Colt on the practice squad? We need another receiver more than an extra QB. (The cult of Colt need not respond.)

Posted by: charlie | September 3, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

How about posting posthumously?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 3, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Hey, I just noticed that Colt made the roster. Why don't we have McMullin on the roster and Colt on the practice squad? We need another receiver more than an extra QB. (The cult of Colt need not respond.)

Posted by: charlie | September 3, 2008 5:18 PM

Think real hard and you could probably figure this out. Jeez.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 5:22 PM | Report abuse

How about posting posthumously?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 3, 2008 5:21 PM

I've been doing it for about seven weeks. So far, so good. Once you're dead, even RI seems interesting.

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 3, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

you got guys helping around like Thrash and then you have guys like this:

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions running back Rudi Johnson says his luggage was taken from the team's practice facility by Tatum Bell.
NFL practice facilities are more secure than your local bank. Tatum Bell, how could you be so brazen?
Johnson was waived by Cincinnati, met with Lions president Matt Millen on Monday and signed a free-agent contact. During the meeting, his two duffel bags were taken from the team's headquarters.

Johnson said Wednesday he was shown surveillance footage Tuesday afternoon that captured the theft and told the Detroit Free Press that Bell looked "suspect" on the video.

The empty bags were returned Tuesday evening, but Johnson said he is still missing $200, his ID, credit cards and clothes.

Bell, however, claimed the situation was a misunderstanding. Bell told the Free Press that defensive end Victor DeGrate, whom the Lions released Saturday, had asked Bell to pick up his bags for him. Bell picked up the bags, not realizing they weren't DeGrate's.

"I wasn't thinking or nothing," Bell told the newspaper. "I just grabbed the backpack and grabbed the other bag. They weren't in nobody's locker or nothing like that. They were just sitting there by the computer area right there. I grabbed them and put them in the car.

"They said they got me on film taking the bags. I said, 'If you look on film, I wasn't in no hurry or nothing.' I was just going about my day," he said.

Bell said he delivered the bags to a female friend of DeGrate's without opening them. Bell told the Free Press that he did not have anything of Johnson's and wanted to clear his name.

"I ain't no thief," Bell told the Free Press. "I ain't never been one, and I ain't never going to be one."

Johnson said he had spoken with Bell and did not plan to involve the police. Johnson told the Free Press that he doesn't believe Bell's version of events.

"I tried to talk to Rudi yesterday, but he was pretty upset, so I let it go," Bell told the newspaper. "I come to find out the bags weren't whose I thought they was. It was just an honest mistake."

Johnson replaced Bell on Detroit's 53-man roster.
** These guys make no less than half a mill and they are stealing credit cards , 200 dollars what the half a mill is not enough? I remember albert connell did this same thing in new Orleans he was with the skins and had one great year with us.

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

Just a shame

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

He was most likely going to keep his mouth shut. But got busted on camera. Didn't that guy run like 200 yards on us when he was with denver? like 2 3 years ago?

Posted by: I didn't do it! | September 3, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Great human being and glad he is a core Redskin.

Posted by: Thrash | September 3, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

I got 8-8 for '08

Posted by: Prediction Time | September 3, 2008 5:47 PM | Report abuse

1-15

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Funny thing, someones auto draft had them picking a HC way to soon, took NE. Someone else set it up so they got 1/2 the skins roster.

Posted by: Alex35332q | September 3, 2008 4:25 PM

hey, I drafted NE coach, not some autodraft. I'm taking full credit for my screw-ups.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Think real hard and you could probably figure this out. Jeez.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 5:22 PM

That's the kind of lame answer I didn't want.

We do have two healthy EXPERIENCED QB's but we basically have only 3 healthy receivers who do get injured more easily than QB's. As all the EXPERTS say, Colt would NOT do well in a game against first teamers.

I'll go somewhere else for an intelligent answer.

Posted by: charlie | September 3, 2008 6:09 PM | Report abuse

As all the EXPERTS say, Colt would NOT do well in a game against first teamers.

I'll go somewhere else for an intelligent answer.

Posted by: charlie | September 3, 2008 6:09 PM

Charlie,

If the Redskins cut Colt to put him on the practice squad, at least five teams will claim him and make him their 3rd QB. Any team in the league can claim any player off of any other team's practice squad. We don't want to lose Colt just to add another WR for a few games.

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 3, 2008 6:13 PM | Report abuse

13-3

Posted by: non evaluator of talents | September 3, 2008 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm. Good analysis. Odd pick

http://www.nfldraftdog.com/NFL%20Team%20Columns/washington_redskins_nfl_team_col.htm

Washington Redskins NFL Team Column

By John Corcoran


Let the Games Begin: Redskins Versus Giants

I sold my Ouija Board during college, my Magic Eight Ball busted open years ago, and PETA stole my lucky rabbit's foot. So I'm not good at predicting.

Of course, none of that ever stopped me before. Lets' see how it breaks down Thursday Night.

A GIANT ADVANTAGE

Home Everything Advantage: The Giants have been given every advantage. They have the home field. They have the emotional surge of first post-Superbowl outting before the Giant faithful. They have a veteran, validated coach taking on a guy who has never been a Head Coach, or even a coordinator before--in his very first game.

Quarterback Advantage: In Eli Manning, the Giants have a quarterback who came into his prime last year. He goes against against Jason Campbell, who has yet to (and may never) arrive. Eli's coming off a come-from-behind Superbowl win. Campbell has been forced to learn his seventh offensive system in eight years of college and pro ball. His teacher is an eleven year pro quarterback and former QB coach who tore up his mechanics and made him throw differently. In the long run that's good. In the short—it has yet to bear fruit.

Offensive Advantage: The 'skins #2 receiver, Antwaan Randle El, has a broken hand, but will play, and the third wideout is aging warhorse James Thrash. The 'skins two 2nd round rookies were hurt and/or failed to impress in the preseason. The starting offense is coming off two rotten performances in their last two preseason games. Jon Jansen, verteran tackle, has been demoted.

Defense Edge, Too: The Redskins defense is dinged. Top safety LaRon Landry is returning from a preseason hamstring injury. Jason Taylor has a knee and may not play, or will play at less than 100%. Linebackers Marcus Washington and Rocky MacIntosh are returning from injuries, as is corner Carlos Rogers.

Some Giant Issues: Not that the Giants are invulnerable. The Redskins biggest advantage in the season opener is potential overconfidence on the other side of the field. And New Jersey's finest aren't without significant losses themselves. Sure, they won in the playoffs and Superbowl without him, but not having Jeremy Shockey at tight end hurts Big Blue. Pressure is on TE Kevin Boss. Plaxico Burress, who tortures the Redskins annually, has been dinged in the preseason, but pronounced himself ready.

But it's on the other side of the ball, where the Giants have been hardest hit. Three Superbowl forces are gone. First ballot Hall of Fame Defensive end Michael Strahan retired. Linebacker Kawika Mitchell skedaddled to greener pastures. Pro-bowl defensive end Osi Umenyiora had season ending knee surgery.

HOW THE REDSKINS CAN WIN

Gimme a Break: Part of the answer is out of their control—they must get every break on the field. Tipped passes need to nestle in Redskins arms before hitting the ground. Fumbles need to bounce their way. Giant defensive back's toes need to stub on tall blades of grass as Redskin receivers race by.

As Long as You Have Your Health: The 'skins need all their dinged up players who might play back and ready to give 100%. An outbreak of E Coli at the Giants pre-game meal wouldn't hurt, but is probably too much to ask for.

Score Early and Often: Next the Redskins need to score—a lot--preferably through the running game. They need to chew clock and score touchdowns when they reach the Red Zone. This has two major advantages--it keeps Manning off the field and forces the Giants to pass more when they do have the ball. I'd much prefer the Redskin lightweight DEs Taylor and Carter rushing the passer than trying to stop the run all day.

Beginner's Luck: Zorn needs a huge dose of beginners luck. And by that, I mean he needs to call a near perfect game and catch the aforementioned breaks. I believe Zorn will someday be a terrific coach, but not without the growing pains all new head coaches go through.

AND THE WINNER IS…

The 'skins have a brutal first five games, including three on the road against NFC East opponents, plus home games the Saints and the improving Arizona Cardinals. For Zorn to get his chance to get better, he has to survive that skein to keep from losing the confidence of his team or that of notoriously impatient owner, Dan Snyder.

The optimist says the 'skins could pull off a win against the Giants—they're overdue for some good breaks—but the realist says a New York rout is not out of the question.

The God's Must Be Crazy—and so am I. 'skins win. 27-24

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 6:21 PM | Report abuse

te,

Thanks for a decent answer. My faith has been partially restored. ;-)

Posted by: charlie | September 3, 2008 6:25 PM | Report abuse

That used to be me, Red. I didn't always play with HOF talent, but I sure played at a HOF level. Then one day you get "hurt" and you're just not into the game mentally or physically. No Brett Favre here; I'm retired and I'm staying that way.

But that list is great. Thanks for making it public domain.


Posted by: brownwood26 | September 3, 2008 12:49 PM

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Of course brownwood and red, there are some of us here that have been "injured" on a team for a long time. Then we ended up getting "let go with an injury settlement." Of course, the injury settlement benefited the team more, but now we are free to try to catch on with a new team.

Posted by: RITCA | September 3, 2008 6:35 PM | Report abuse

My team:

QB: Bulger
RB: Portis, Jacobs, McFadden
WR: Roy Williams, Harrison
TE: Oleson
DEF: Chicago
K: Rackers
HC: Chargers
Bench: QB-Kitna, RB-Foster, Slaton, TE-Mercedes Lewis, WR- Stallworth, Meachem, and with my last pick I had to grab Malcolm Kelly.

Posted by: RITCA | September 3, 2008 6:41 PM | Report abuse

RITCA,

Are you practice squad eligible? Because after a lengthy stay on IR, I'd want to be part of a practice squad. In fact, I'd want to play on all of the practice squads.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 6:41 PM | Report abuse

"Good analysis. Odd pick"

I'd go with odd analysis, good pick.

The Giants offense is not formidable. Last year's run was about the Jints defense. And that defense has some big holes. Half of it is gone.

Eli vs Campbell? Check out their 2007 ratings. Not much difference.

Yes, Zorn is coaching as a HC for the first time. But he's been in football for decades. This isn't Lane Kiffin.

Plaxico has "tortured" the Skins annually? Is he on drugs?? Plaxico vs the Skins: 2 TDs in 6 games. 4 of the 6 games under 40 yards. Best game was 86 yards. Torture? Average yards for Plax vs Skins: 50. That is well BELOW his average.

The only points I agree with are the WR issues for the Skins. And the Skins win

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 3, 2008 6:44 PM | Report abuse

RITCA, that team is going to be formidable. Bulger still has weapons and CP could have a huge year, especially if he is also catching the ball a lot.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 3, 2008 6:47 PM | Report abuse

anyone who's down on Colt is just silly.

Posted by: Dik | September 3, 2008 6:52 PM | Report abuse

I hope my team does good. I took Portis and Jacobs with my first two picks, then my computer locked up. By the time I got back in autopick took McFadden for me. I might have gone for QB there instead, but overall wasn't too disappointed. Kitna always has a few large games (fantasy wise) and I think we'll see Al Saunders' offense show up in STL this year.

Posted by: RITCA | September 3, 2008 6:56 PM | Report abuse

Anon, I'd love to make it on a practice squad. Right now, there's not too much action for an old, injured player, especially after relocating. Spending a lot of time in the training room.

Posted by: RITCA | September 3, 2008 6:58 PM | Report abuse

Talent-wise, this game is pretty even.

Its sounds silly, but I think the team that is more emotionally ready wins this game. When the Skins play with fire, like they did at the end of 2007, they are very tough.

They've dealt with Bugel's daughter issue ... and I have to believe that impacts a lot of players intensely. Meanwhile, the Jints have gotten a taste of a SB win. Both issues can impact people a lot and in a variety of ways. But how it all comes out tomorrow will be a real interesting story.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 3, 2008 7:02 PM | Report abuse

James Trash runs so slow, he makes B. Mitch look like an Olympic sprinter.

Posted by: WhinersRUs | September 3, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

That may just be correct.

Posted by: Harry Skrotum | September 3, 2008 8:36 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: kost52 | September 3, 2008 8:44 PM | Report abuse

Will JIm Zorn's pre-game speech be more like...

Herm Edwards- "You play to win the game"

or

Dennis Green- "You wanna crown em', then crown their asses."

Posted by: sicwidit | September 3, 2008 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Dunno if anyone posted this. Chris Cooley's fantacy draft Video. Think"TheOffice", Meets The Redskins Meets FFL.


http://chriscooley47.blogspot.com/2008/09/fantasy-football-2008.html

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 3, 2008 9:12 PM | Report abuse

Good News is JC picked CC and CC picked JC. Means JC throwing a lot to CC

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 3, 2008 9:14 PM | Report abuse

Thanks to Mr. Thrash,

I'm the coach at Spingarn and Mr. Thrash has helped us out in a wonderful way! Our kids love the shoes and they all wore them the first day they received them. Many of our kids go without cleats. So, his generosity has helped more than one can believe.

Head Coach, Paris Adon

Posted by: Paris Adon | September 3, 2008 9:44 PM | Report abuse

Coach,

Best of luck on the season. Hows that team looking

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 3, 2008 9:51 PM | Report abuse

I second kost in encouraging everyone to sign up for his "tipping" league. I know, queer name but, hell, it's Aussie. By Aussie standards it's normal.

Kost says we're going to find out who knows the most about football. That would be me, but now we're looking to see who knows second most about it. Some of you blowhards like Truth, corkczar, etc. (you know who you are) need to sign up. If nothing else, it would be a good chance for you to learn about football from me.

Actually, it's not knowing about football, at all. It's luck. You need to get lucky and pick a few upsets. So, scroll back up and follow kost's instructions. Registration's not as straightforward as it could be but, heck, it's a "tipping" contest. If I can figure it out, anyone up here (except corkczar) can figure it out.

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 3, 2008 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Another post by COOLEY. More Quotes from the Park. The best one comes from the danny himself...

Dan Synder "Redskins football is violent, physical, violent f****** football! If we play that way we will win...if we don't...we will lose."

Note he said violent 2 times. yes he believes its violet i guess

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 3, 2008 9:57 PM | Report abuse

Alex, is that:

Violet or Violent or Violence or Violins or Violets?

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 3, 2008 10:05 PM | Report abuse

I'm tipping right now. I can't figure out any other way to get the beer out of the bottle.

Posted by: cload & daggar | September 3, 2008 10:05 PM | Report abuse

No idea Zeke. I posted it because odds are as soon as Skins PR sees it they make CC take it down.

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 3, 2008 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Brandon Lloyd, your 2008-2009 Chicago Bears starting WR.
Who Knew?

Posted by: cload & daggar | September 3, 2008 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Alex, in the words of Emily Littela -- never mind

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 3, 2008 10:17 PM | Report abuse

In the words of Dan Snyder "violent f****** football"

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 3, 2008 10:18 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: cload & daggar | September 3, 2008 10:20 PM | Report abuse

Brandon Lloyd, your 2008-2009 Chicago Bears starting WR.
Who Knew?

Posted by: cload & daggar | September 3, 2008 10:08 PM

Doesn't matter if Lloyd starts for Chicago, they have no QB who can throw the ball.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 3, 2008 10:22 PM | Report abuse

Doesn't matter if Lloyd starts for Chicago, they have no QB who can throw the ball.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 3, 2008 10:22 PM
Sounds like a perfect Match, they wont throw to him and he won't have to catch.

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 3, 2008 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Let's pray that being a starter will give him less opportunity to pursue his "rap" career.

Posted by: LH | September 3, 2008 10:42 PM | Report abuse

First post of the day and I have to be negative. It's no wonder the WaPo does not get any information from the Redskins FO. I guess we will just have to continue to scan the inter-web sports sites to get first hand info on the Skins as usual.

The below article by the Post on VCerrato must have been fun for the two Jansons. To be fair, the article was not all bad, but was mostly cheap shots. When they talk about the $$$ spent since 2000, I would like to have seen if there has been some improvement from this FO over the last two - three years. I think I have read that the Skins no longer lead in those categories.

In the end I should know that as long as the Post is writing an article on the Skins, it will be tilted toward the negative.

At any rate, here is the link. Enjoy or not:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/03/AR2008090303970.html

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 3, 2008 11:36 PM | Report abuse

curz, step away from the ledge, man.
Nothing Jasno types can take away from the next 17 weeks of fubball.
Next time you read a WaPo article, just think "Grape Nuts"... it is what it is.

Posted by: cload & daggar | September 3, 2008 11:46 PM | Report abuse

The Spingarn Administration would like to thank James Thrash for his very generous gift of football shoes to a football program in need.! Thanks Again!

Posted by: M. Bruce Williams-AD Spingarn High School | September 3, 2008 11:50 PM | Report abuse

Well, there it is, the "lust for mayhem" for 2008: "Redskins football is violent, physical, violent f****ing football." Or VPVFF for short.

VPVFF in 2008!

Hail to 'em!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 3, 2008 11:52 PM | Report abuse

And a super duper extra hearty HAIL to the Spingarn Mighty GreenWave!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 3, 2008 11:54 PM | Report abuse

True C&D, just all pumped up for the season and this is what the WaPo is writing the day before the season starts.

Not that my excitement from tomorrow's game is diminished. I am so pumped. Off work Thru. and Fri. so I will be catching the pre game stuff on NFLN and will be ready to go at game time. No tequila until 7:00pm eastern!

Skins 24
Gints 17

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 3, 2008 11:54 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: dealer | September 4, 2008 12:04 AM | Report abuse

Game. Set. Match.

We win.

McCain - Palin!

Posted by: Barno | September 4, 2008 12:15 AM | Report abuse


RESPONDING TO “AL ZEKE” ABOUT MY DRAFTDOG.COM COLUMN

First, good catch, Al, on my note about Plaxico against the ‘skins. I plead brain freeze. But maybe you should have quit when you were ahead--Corcoran

“The Giants offense is not formidable. Last year's run was about the Jints defense.”—Al, Zeke

I beg to differ. Yes, the Giants weren’t exactly the Ravens on offense all year. The Giants last two regular season games resulted in 38 points scored against the Bills and 35 against the New England Patriots, who were 16-0 at the time.

Actually the Giants had some decent offensive stats in 2007, with Eli Manning throwing for more than 3300 yards, with Burress receiving for more than a 1,000 and Brandon Jacobs rushing for 1,000. --Corcoran

“Eli vs Campbell? Check out their 2007 ratings. Not much difference.”—Al, Zeke

Aren’t statistics fun? They can be used to convince the naïve that Manning and Campbell are pretty much even. Yet Eli ended 2007 with an MVP trophy and new confidence, and Campbell began 2008 re-learning how to pass, with a tendency to throw wild-high, and with an ineffective performance against Carolina and Jacksonville.—Corcoran.

“Yes, Zorn is coaching as a HC for the first time. But he's been in football for decades. This isn't Lane Kiffin”.—Al Zeke

Well most observers would look at Zorn’s offensive performance against veteran coaches John Fox and Gregg Williams schemes and come to the conclusion that running the whole show is quite different from just coaching up quarterbacks—no matter how many years he’s done it.

It was obvious to me that Zorn had no flow to his playcalling, and his lack of experience under game conditions showed badly. The defense seemed well ahead of Zorns’s offensive moves. I think he’ll someday be excellent. But it’s only logical that if it takes a quarterback a long time to come up to speed running an offense, so too does it with the man calls the plays. --Corcoran

“The only points I agree with are the WR issues for the Skins.”--Al, Zeke.

That could be because, as Paul Simon put it, “a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.”--Corcoran

Posted by: John Corcoran | September 4, 2008 12:17 AM | Report abuse

barno, seriously? are you serious? you must've just wet yourself all over when she used the old line "you want to know what the difference is between an ugly dog and a hockey mom? lipstick!" yeeeeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa let's elect her to be the president shall we....

now i know why the powers that be picked george W and dick cheney over this idiot. in 2000.

Posted by: dealer | September 4, 2008 12:23 AM | Report abuse

+++In the end I should know that as long as the Post is writing an article on the Skins, it will be tilted toward the negative.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 3, 2008 11:36 PM+++

I went to read this very long piece, and page after page I expected the hammer to fall. Where as the unfairness? Wheer was the slander? Maybe on the NEXT page.

By the time I finished I came to the conclusin--this was a LOVE LETTER not a hatchet job. Did you even read the piece?

Page after page of high praise, mixed in with responsble journalism and solid factual reporting. Yeah, the skins have made mistakes. Yes, Cerrato has been critcized.

Also praised, which the Jasons quoted in some detail.

I'm all for a free press, something which the redskins seem at times determined to stamp out. But people who write so called "analysis" like yours, which is nothing but an agenda wrapped up in phony indignation, give it a bad name.


Posted by: Corkczar | September 4, 2008 12:40 AM | Report abuse

From Mike Huckabee:

Sarah Palin got more votes as the Mayor of Wasilla then Joe Biden got for President of the United States.

(Not quite accurate. Palin had under 5,000 votes; Biden almost 80,000. BUT still a great line.)

Posted by: Best Line of the Night | September 4, 2008 12:50 AM | Report abuse

By the time I finished I came to the conclusin--this was a LOVE LETTER not a hatchet job. Did you even read the piece?

Posted by: Corkczar | September 4, 2008 12:40 AM

A love letter? If I received a love letter like this, I would never have gotten through all 5 (web) pages.

He has spent almost all of his career in the safety of the shadows cast by much more powerful and accomplished football men: Lou Holtz, George Seifert, Joe Gibbs. Even when briefly out of the game, working for ESPN, he was hidden away on the lowest rung of the network's enormous cast of NFL observers.
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Great opening to a love letter.

The Jasons say:

"This is the first time you can really put everything on Vinny, beginning right now," said one longtime NFL executive who asked that his name not be used because he must deal with Cerrato in the future. "It's evident to every football man in the National Football League that the Vinny Cerrato era has begun. Whether it works or not -- and a lot of people are wondering if it can work -- right now you can honestly say he's in charge. In the past, he's always been under the radar, and he could blame Dan or blame a coach, but he can no longer do that. It's his team now."

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If this is true, then anything before this year is not all on Cerrato. Including:

To understand how much money Snyder and Cerrato have spent on players, the best figures come from the NFL Management Council, which tracks "committed cash," the amount franchises pay players each season. Unlike salary cap figures, committed cash includes all bonuses and incentives. The figures are distributed to teams and the NFL Players Association. They were obtained through league sources.

After their annual restructuring of cap-heavy contracts last spring, the Redskins were No. 1 in the league in spending, in terms of committed cash, at $747 million since 2000, which includes the season under Schottenheimer. The Indianapolis Colts were second at $710 million and the Baltimore Ravens ($708 million), Dallas Cowboys ($700 million) and New England Patriots ($694 million) completed the top five. Indianapolis, Baltimore and New England each have won at least one Super Bowl during that span.

In dead salary cap space, the term for money still allocated to players no longer on the team, the Redskins were first since 2000 at $83 million, according to the records. Washington was followed by the 49ers and Denver Broncos ($80 million), Tennessee Titans ($78 million) and Oakland Raiders ($75 million).


"This stuff right here, these numbers, this is the NFL's version of 'Moneyball,' " said a high-ranking official after reviewing the spreadsheets from the management council, referring to the school of thought popular in baseball that the careful cultivation of cheaper, undervalued players rather than high-priced veterans is the best and most cost-effective route to success. "This is how you grade the managers. This is how you evaluate the guys paid to do the evaluating. The numbers don't lie."

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Additionally, where are the #s to show that this is the same over the last two season. Missing because they do not help to paint the picture that the Jasons want.

And they are going to quote a punter who was cut, a punter that has not punted well when he had his chances on why that punter was cut. A punter blaming the FO.

And the lover writing this love letter still has not gotten over the fact that he was lied to, when most Skins fans are happy that the lie was told to prevent other teams helping to raise the price on getting a trade done. This is not a lover, but someone scorned wanting to cry because he is left out in the cold.

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I'm all for a free press, something which the redskins seem at times determined to stamp out. But people who write so called "analysis" like yours, which is nothing but an agenda wrapped up in phony indignation, give it a bad name.--Corkczar--

To quote from the "Post a Comment" section of this blog:
We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge washingtonpost.com's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

What you are indignant about (my comments) and what I am indignant about obviously are two different things. I KNOW that the WaPo has an agenda against the Skins and choose to comment on their articles and posts. Just as you are free to comment on MY comments. It does not make you right, just of different opinion.

WaPo SUCKS! That is my OPINION. Feel free to have yours.

What may be better for this myopic sports section is to right something to get the fans excited about the start of the season, especially when the local team opens up the season on national television. But not this paper. Negativity is what sells, so they will keep it negative.

Oh, and we both know that JLC would never write a love letter to anyone with the Skins.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 4, 2008 1:06 AM | Report abuse

The article is pretty fair. The record is so-so and the spending has been off the charts. When Gibbs was here, it was tough to separate who drove what. While they are both accountable, its fair to suggest Vinny was more personnel oriented.

Jasno needs to let go of the "Vinny lied" thing. Lots of managers don't want the press to get accurate info as a deal is being discussed. In every business.

One thing that surprised me is that Vinny and the coach go to see Danny with the game plan. Ughhh!!! But what jumps out even more are Danny's claims that he is more 'hands off' than people think. BS.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 4, 2008 1:06 AM | Report abuse

Hail to the Redskins!
Hail to victory!
Braves on the war path!
Fight for old D.C!
Run or pass and score,
We want a lot more!
Beat 'em, Swamp 'em, Touchdown,
Let the points soar!
Fight on... Fight On...
Til you have won,
Sons of Washington!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 4, 2008 1:29 AM | Report abuse

Zeke responding to Corcoran about Cocoran's response to Zeke ...

RESPONDING TO “AL ZEKE” ABOUT MY DRAFTDOG.COM COLUMN

First, good catch, Al, on my note about Plaxico against the ‘skins. I plead brain freeze. But maybe you should have quit when you were ahead--Corcoran

“The Giants offense is not formidable. Last year's run was about the Jints defense.”—Al, Zeke

I beg to differ. Yes, the Giants weren’t exactly the Ravens on offense all year. The Giants last two regular season games resulted in 38 points scored against the Bills and 35 against the New England Patriots, who were 16-0 at the time.

Actually the Giants had some decent offensive stats in 2007, with Eli Manning throwing for more than 3300 yards, with Burress receiving for more than a 1,000 and Brandon Jacobs rushing for 1,000. --Corcoran

**** the most points the Giants scored in their 4 playoff wins was 24. They were 14th in points in the league. I stated they were "not formidable". Not sure anything you've said contradicts that.

“Eli vs Campbell? Check out their 2007 ratings. Not much difference.”—Al, Zeke

Aren’t statistics fun? They can be used to convince the naïve that Manning and Campbell are pretty much even. Yet Eli ended 2007 with an MVP trophy and new confidence, and Campbell began 2008 re-learning how to pass, with a tendency to throw wild-high, and with an ineffective performance against Carolina and Jacksonville.—Corcoran.

***I didn't see Carolina, but I did see the Jax game. Devin Thomas has got to catch the ball that became an INT. Cooley dropped a perfectly thrown pass when hit. Campbell could have easily been 3-4 without the INT and everyone would be in a different mindset. The receivers were the problem ... and on that we agree. Would I say Eli is an advantage over Campbell at this moment. Probably. But is it major? Not so sure. Eli did play a handful of good games at the end of 2007. Is this Eli what we'll see in 2008? Will he start the season that way? Will he play well at home where he has struggled? Open questions from where I sit.

“Yes, Zorn is coaching as a HC for the first time. But he's been in football for decades. This isn't Lane Kiffin”.—Al Zeke

Well most observers would look at Zorn’s offensive performance against veteran coaches John Fox and Gregg Williams schemes and come to the conclusion that running the whole show is quite different from just coaching up quarterbacks—no matter how many years he’s done it.

It was obvious to me that Zorn had no flow to his playcalling, and his lack of experience under game conditions showed badly. The defense seemed well ahead of Zorns’s offensive moves. I think he’ll someday be excellent. But it’s only logical that if it takes a quarterback a long time to come up to speed running an offense, so too does it with the man calls the plays. --Corcoran

*** I'll not put much stock in preseason play calling. Zorn has been around this game a long time and he is an unknown as a HC. But few guys have ever stepped into the play calling role with more relevant experience than Zorn. We'll both know a lot more soon enough. I'm not going to lean one way or the other on Zorn's play calling until I see it when it matters. Neither of us know how innovative this guy is. Most likely, it will be a step up from last year.

“The only points I agree with are the WR issues for the Skins.”--Al, Zeke.

That could be because, as Paul Simon put it, “a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.”--Corcoran

***Your article had a fun tenor, suggesting the Skins will need lots of luck to win. But I just don't see the overwhelming odds and massive discrepancies.

I heard what you had to say and disagreed on many points. But I didn't disregard any of it. Otherwise, you would have had the Sounds of Silence (ok, that was weak, but at least its still Paul Simon and its late...)

Posted by: John Corcoran | September 4, 2008 12:17 AM

Best to you.

Zeke

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 4, 2008 1:53 AM | Report abuse

From Cooley's blog...what is Snyder doing giving pep talks to the team??


So many awesome comments have gone forgotten over the my years with the Redskins. I won't stand for it any longer. Last weeks Bugel quote spurred a commitment in my note taking. Something gets said and you can bet your sweet @ss it's going in my notebook.

This week our coaches were nothing short of outstanding in our NYG preparation. We even had a special owner pep talk to kick off our week and let me say Dan Snyder is a exceptional speaker. Really, no bullsh*t, he was awesome! He walked out the door and I was ready to put the pads on.

After all was said, it was too tough to narrow my quote of the week to one, so I've chosen three.

Dan Synder "Redskins football is violent, physical, violent f****** football! If we play that way we will win...if we don't...we will lose.

Joe Bugel "Take that field that first play and somebody's gonna get hit in the mouth - and somebody's gonna bleed.

Sherman Smith (This one was short, but held so much value in context) "It's about team men!"

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 4, 2008 5:57 AM | Report abuse

Sherman Smith (This one was short, but held so much value in context) "It's about team men!"

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 4, 2008 5:57 AM

Reminds me of Scottemheimer:

'There's a gleam men.'

Posted by: 4th | September 4, 2008 6:09 AM | Report abuse

Back in the day, they used to sing it like it was written by Corrine Griffith -- a hottie from Texarkana, Texas with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was married to George Preston Marshall, who she refered to as "The Marshall without a plan."

Hail to the Redskins!
Hail Victory!
Braves on the Warpath!
Fight for old Dixie!

Run or pass and score -- we want a lot more!
Scalp 'em, swamp 'em -- We will take 'em big score
Read 'em, weep 'em, touchdown - we want heap more

Fight on, Fight on -- 'Till you have won
Sons of Washington. Rah!, Rah!, Rah!

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 4, 2008 6:12 AM | Report abuse

Has anyone mentioned that Palin looks like Tina Fey? Are we sure this isn't Tina Fey and a new SNL movie coming out?

Posted by: 4th | September 4, 2008 6:13 AM | Report abuse

It's game day baby, lets get it on.

Posted by: kmdp4 | September 4, 2008 6:22 AM | Report abuse

Wow, 4th! Good call! Although, I would say that Palin is hotter than Tina Fey. But boy, will they have an easy time making some skits of Palin now!

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 4, 2008 6:26 AM | Report abuse

Has anyone mentioned that Palin looks like Tina Fey? Are we sure this isn't Tina Fey and a new SNL movie coming out?

Posted by: 4th | September 4, 2008 6:13 AM

Tina Fey will have lifetime employment because Sarah Palin is here to stay. Woo-hoo!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 4, 2008 6:57 AM | Report abuse

Actually, party affiliation aside, what if Palin was Bill Clinton's VP? BC would turn the White House AND Air Force 1 into Bill's Boom-Boom Room!

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 4, 2008 7:01 AM | Report abuse

I read the Jasons' piece about Cerrato on line and I could see a few spin-zingers (like allowing Frost -- a shanky punter -- to opine on the quality of the draft) but felt, on balance, that it was fair.

Then I opened the print edition of the paper to see the photo they used of Vinny and I decided that the Post was definitely pro-Vinny. The photo is very flattering and the reason was that they had him wearing heavy dark glasses. If you'd wanted to portray him unfavorably, you'd get a photo of those eyes.

This is definitely an olive branch from the Post to the 'Skins: "All is forgiven. Let's be friends."

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 4, 2008 7:11 AM | Report abuse

Actually, party affiliation aside, what if Palin was Bill Clinton's VP? BC would turn the White House AND Air Force 1 into Bill's Boom-Boom Room!

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 4, 2008 7:01 AM

My view is that if Obama had chosen Palin for VP and McCain had chosen Biden, Obama would be unbeatable. The woman is an asset with voters, not a liability. (Of course, I get most of my political views from the Wall Street Journal so I don't share the angst of the Washington media.)

Posted by: talent evaluator | September 4, 2008 7:15 AM | Report abuse

morning, beep beep, and like such as.

Posted by: Cindy | September 4, 2008 7:23 AM | Report abuse

TE,

I agree that a women could help but women are not stupid you still need some experience which she has none. Women are not going to vote for you just because you are a women.

Just like African Americans will not vote for Obama just because he is African American.

And on that note lets talk some Skins.

Posted by: kmdp4 | September 4, 2008 7:25 AM | Report abuse

Here is a great article and interview with James Thrash concerning his faith in Christ: http://www.cbn.com/entertainment/sports/700club_jamesthrash040705.aspx

It helps us to get a glimpse into what motivates him to do what he does. Great stuff.

Posted by: Brian Francis Hume | September 4, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse

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