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Fashion Faux Pas?

Let's settle the whole burgundy-on-burgundy thing for the last time, with help from Dan Steinberg.

"I feel like we needed a change," said Santana Moss, a strong backer of the team's first-ever use of that jersey combination. "Just a change of pace," Marcus Washington added. "We always kind of wanted to do it, just because we've never done it before."


By Cindy Boren  |  November 5, 2008; 4:59 PM ET
 
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I don't care what freaking colour as long as we stomp those gals into the turf

Posted by: mikeysuperdons | November 5, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Way to get the sarcasm, brownie :)

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 5, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Real quick wasn't he Nate?! LOL!!!

I don't much care what color combination they wear, as long as they win!

Posted by: craig2 | November 5, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

F unis talk.....

Posted by: chrislarry | November 5, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Looked like a HS team.

Posted by: Section303 | November 5, 2008 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Red on red was horrible. They looked like the Cardinals. File those unis next to the silly yellow & white Ronald McDonalds we wore last year.

Posted by: Joe_in_Raleigh | November 5, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Played like a HS team, too.

Posted by: PDiddy | November 5, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Played like a HS team, too.

Posted by: PDiddy

Only the Offense!

Posted by: Section303 | November 5, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Boo all red, bring back gold.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 5, 2008 5:42 PM | Report abuse

How about burgundy and gold our original colors? Had to put my Falcon fan co-workers in their place today,they started ragging on JC and CP I just told em to be sure you make the playoffs and beat the Aint's this Sunday.

Posted by: dargregmag | November 5, 2008 5:43 PM | Report abuse

I think we need some more fashion faux pass protection.

Posted by: Josh7 | November 5, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

When are we going to use the maroon and black?

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 5, 2008 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Bury them! Stay with the colors that have been WORKING!

Whenever the Skins change it up, they lose - anyone remember the throwback debacle game last season?

Posted by: Lisa_R | November 5, 2008 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Way to get the sarcasm, brownie :)

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 5, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Real quick wasn't he Nate?! LOL!!!

I don't much care what color combination they wear, as long as they win!

Posted by: craig2 | November 5, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse


I don't give a rats A$$ either!! Just play smash mouth football. I'm so sick and tired of hearing how the Steelers man-handled us I could yak! They were clearly the better team that night. But I'd like to have another shot at them, say in February...

Posted by: cosomfla | November 5, 2008 6:08 PM | Report abuse

I hate the burgundy on burgundy. I hope that's the first and last time we see that crap. If we had burgundy grass we'd be Boise State East.

Personally, I think they need to update the unis anyway. Keep the helmet and the block numbers, just a more modern look. The burgundy and gold stripes on the socks is SO 80s. Either update the unis or go back to the white jersey/burgundy pants combo.

Posted by: brownwood26 | November 5, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse

Cindy Boren getting all interactive on us... I still have a crush on you ;)

Posted by: Dorf | November 5, 2008 6:53 PM | Report abuse

I don't give a rats A$$ either!! Just play smash mouth football. I'm so sick and tired of hearing how the Steelers man-handled us I could yak! They were clearly the better team that night. But I'd like to have another shot at them, say in February...

Posted by: cosomfla | November 5, 2008 6:08 PM | Report abuse

Hit the nail right on the head! I couldn't agree more!

Posted by: craig2 | November 5, 2008 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Uniformgate seems like a good assignment for Steinberg. I hope to read a fresh, new slant on this every day during the bye week, and Steinberg's the talent who can find one. Tomorrow: other teams who wore burgundy uniforms. Friday: the origin of the word burgundy. Saturday: the difference between burgundy and maroon. Etc. Keep these important insights coming.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 5, 2008 7:25 PM | Report abuse

t_e -- that's pretty good, they don't know what else to do, JLC can't get any TRUE INSIDE info on whether or not the Skins might have any interest in Hall(until he calls one of his "sources" that is) but I bet we'll see plenty of "source" articles this week.

Personally, I'm looking forward to the Eagles kickin' some Gaint a$$!!!!

Posted by: craig2 | November 5, 2008 7:40 PM | Report abuse

craig2, why are you pulling for the Eagles? If the Eagles win, they will catch up to us (we would hold a "slight" edge since we beat them). And they play Cincy the following week.

While I don't want the Giants to pull so far ahead of us, I certainly do not want the Eagles to catch up to us since they have an easier schedule ahead.

Either way, it sucks.

Posted by: Lisa_R | November 5, 2008 8:01 PM | Report abuse

Lisa, it does suck, but if the Giants keep rolling, we won't have any shot at them whether we beat 'em or not. And let's be realistic, how many of their remaining games are even gonna be close?

Having lost on Monday, we are NOT in a good position to still have a chance at the division unless the Giants start suffering a little. I think we can take care of the Eagles at home, so we need the Giants to lose.

Posted by: craig2 | November 5, 2008 8:27 PM | Report abuse

We are getting to the point in the season, and especially in what looks like a very competitive NFC, where you can only worry about winning the game you play that week. Gibbs 2 taught us that if you can get hot and take it one game at a time you can make your own breaks.

NFC teams that are "in it" Giants/eagles/skins/dallas/green bay/chicago/cards/saints/panthers/bucs/falcons/vikes....

Thats a LOT of teams!

Posted by: chrislarry | November 5, 2008 8:45 PM | Report abuse

NFC teams that are "in it" Giants/eagles/skins/dallas/green bay/chicago/cards/saints/panthers/bucs/falcons/vikes....

Posted by: chrislarry | November 5, 2008 8:45 PM |

NFC and AFC teams have had 31 interconference games this year. The NFC has won 18 and the AFC has won 13. Last year the two conferences split evenly the interconference games.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 5, 2008 8:57 PM | Report abuse

Skins have a better chance of playoffs than the division. I'd rather see the Eagles lose to keep them a game back. Sucks the Chiefs couldn't hold that 24 point lead against TB.

Posted by: JasonLaTempleton | November 5, 2008 9:37 PM | Report abuse

TE i don't quite get your point....my arguement/point is strictly nfc related...

Posted by: chrislarry | November 5, 2008 9:54 PM | Report abuse

agreed jlatemp...that cheifs upset would have been choice...also if the lame azz lions could of held on against the bears...


at least titans pulled it out!

Posted by: chrislarry | November 5, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

How about white on white ?? Since most of the season ticket holders are white. Just asking.

Posted by: poolman1200000 | November 5, 2008 10:06 PM | Report abuse

F worrying about 'getting help' -- we need to beat every team in front of us, taking 'em one at a time. Sure, sure, what other teams do will ultimately matter if the Skins have a shot at the playoffs. But obsessing about scenarios and so forth, that's for the birds... certainly in week nine that's the case.

Let's just get back to WINNING, starting with Dallas.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 5, 2008 10:06 PM | Report abuse

How about you stop talking for a while, poolman? Maybe you should just sit this one out.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 5, 2008 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Remember we have hope, OBAMA is the prez !!!!!!!!! You can't inslave afro americans no more. You did it for 439 years, wasn't that enough.

Posted by: poolman1200000 | November 5, 2008 10:19 PM | Report abuse


Unis looked as ugly as the game's results.

Posted by: TheCork | November 5, 2008 10:31 PM | Report abuse

I have a bad feeling about the iggles ever since phillies won...maybe it's philly as a city's turn like Boston, st louis

Yeah too early to worry about everyone else there are a lot to be answered about this team.

Posted by: dealer1 | November 5, 2008 10:51 PM | Report abuse

POOLMAN -- CALL YOUR BOOKIE RIGHT NOW AND BET THE RENT MONEY ON "A REDSKINS WIN THIS WEEKEND". DON'T TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER!

Posted by: daggar | November 5, 2008 11:05 PM | Report abuse

I'd like to see a return to the George Allen era look, with the burgundy jerseys and gold pants. Heck, they've revived the hip hip hooray already, so why not?

;-)

Posted by: SkinsfaninNebraska | November 5, 2008 11:29 PM | Report abuse

The only reason I brought up the Eagles is because the Skins aren't playing this weekend, and I would prefer the
Giants stay within reach. We can't do much about anything this week, but other teams can help us out.

That's all I was trying to say, not looking ahead.

And I have a suggestion about the poolman, he's obviously just an a$$, so let's just completely ignore him and he will go away. He is only trying to get a rise out of someone here on the blog, so let's just not give him the satisfaction.

And Cork, your an idiot.

Posted by: craig2 | November 5, 2008 11:42 PM | Report abuse

And here is the part about Monday night that bothers me the most. This is the attitude now. It's good to some extent, back under the radar right? But it still bugs me.
This is quoted from one the many wonderful football sites out there on the net:

The Washington Redskins have been teasing us all year, but they finally showed their true colors. It’s not especially surprising that they lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers. It’s just that getting clobbered by Byron Leftwich is going to leave the betting community wondering if you are seriously a contender. Granted any team can cough up a lung on any given Sunday, but I’m done with Washington. I suggest you aptly jump ship too.

Posted by: craig2 | November 5, 2008 11:46 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: craig2 | November 5, 2008 11:52 PM | Report abuse

Very interesting article from the other DC newspaper....

http://washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/05/the-great-unknown/

Posted by: Lisa_R | November 5, 2008 11:54 PM | Report abuse

Hey -- there are a half dozen or so teams out there that have a clear identity; you know what you have with them... Detroit (50 years without any ept)... Pittsburgh (stifling defense, but questions on offense)... Philadelphia the same.

We don't know what we have on our hands just yet. It's like a shiny new car, we had a rough time getting it off the lot, and a minor complaint about fit & finish against the Rams, but this was the first time we got stranded on the side of the road.
And only time will tell.
But go back to March, when we were starved for football, huge questions about the team and the coach... tell me that 6-3 with only one real letdown game wouldn't be the upper range of everyone's expectations.

Posted by: daggar | November 5, 2008 11:59 PM | Report abuse

Now that is what I'm talking about! Lisa, fine job of offering that up to us. That's what we need, just little bit of hope.

The haters will certainly discount all of it, but that's ok TOO! Screw 'em!

Posted by: craig2 | November 6, 2008 12:02 AM | Report abuse

I like where that dude is coming from, Lisa, but the Skins weren't just ripe for a letdown Monday... they'd already been on a three-week letdown jag, from the loss to the Rams through the harder-than-they-shoulda-been wins over the Brownies and Lions.

Here's hoping they do turn things around, starting with the Cowboys game. Thank goodness for the bye...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 6, 2008 12:05 AM | Report abuse

daggar -- absolutely! I will admit that I expected a good season this year, definitely a playoff appearance. But, I did not expect Zorn to be SO in control, this team to be SO focused most of the time, for this offense to already show serious flashes of what it CAN be, for Portis to be leading the NFL in rushing at this point(and probably still leading the AFTER the bye!).

The fact remains that this team is fine shape, they have all the significant keys to winning football, good running game, smart QB play, very good defense, solid (a little less than GOOD) special teams.

Zorn and Blache and their lieutenants will work out a number of things that need to be tweaked, and put together another good run to end the season. Remember what happened the last time this team got embarrassed on a nationally televised game!

Posted by: craig2 | November 6, 2008 12:08 AM | Report abuse

Nate, I admit to being very concerned about our beloved Skins (I ALWAYS worry) but that article did give me a little hope. However, it really sucks that the Cowboys will be playing us with a full complement of players - Romo, Felix Jones, and Terence Newman all returning :(

But I get really tired of hearing how fabulous the Giants are (their D is pretty good) when they have played SF, Seattle, Cincy (almost LOST that one at home - had to go to OT), St. Louis (pre Haslett) and would have lost to the Steelers if not for the Steelers long snapper getting injured. Made me really appreciate the Red Snapper (Ethan Albright).

Posted by: Lisa_R | November 6, 2008 12:20 AM | Report abuse

After our first Dallas and Philly games, I thought we'd have no trouble beating the Giants. But after seeing our O misfire so badly Monday night, I'm back to wondering how we'll match up with them...

Just want to see some of that vim and vigor we saw in the four-game win streak, when our offense was so refreshing, firing on all cylinders, keeping people off balance, imposing its will on the other teams...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 6, 2008 12:30 AM | Report abuse

Nate -- letdown? letdown? Their level of play had definitely decreased from the two big games (CowPies and Eagles), but was it letdown, injuries, other teams getting a bead on Zorn, or Zorn getting a little tighter with the playcalling?
I'm looking forward to finding out. I think Zorn's initial success is great, but his challenge now is to make those revisions to his approach to keep growing as a coach. Otherwise, he could end up as another Wade Phillips... and I wouldn't wish that on anyone!

Posted by: daggar | November 6, 2008 12:34 AM | Report abuse

daggar, I've been let down, is all I'm saying. You can attribute it to whatever ya like, but doggone it, after the DAL-PHI wins I expected this team to run the table. And that has not happened.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | November 6, 2008 12:41 AM | Report abuse

Lisa, we get the bye week too. I'll give them Romo back if it means we get Springs and Taylor, and Portis and Moss are fresh.

Look at what a bye week did to the Rams -- made them almost competitive with us!

If I recall correctly, in 2006 we played something like five teams coming off their bye weeks. The results were devastating.

Posted by: daggar | November 6, 2008 12:46 AM | Report abuse

alright, we'll get you on tape (Playoffs? Playoffs?) and send it off to Coors.

You'll have to come up with some way to explain your association with horse pee (but at least the can tells you the beer is cold enough that you won't taste anything!).

Posted by: daggar | November 6, 2008 12:49 AM | Report abuse

Nate, I read somewhere that Zorn and the coaches had studied film on all the Steelers games - even going back to all of 2007 but that Lebeau was doing things they had never seen on tape.

And I say again, if Big Ben had stayed in the game, I think the outcome would have been different.

It's all coulda, shoulda, woulda. If we had not fumbled so much in the Rams game and won it as we should have, the last loss would not have been so significant.

Posted by: Lisa_R | November 6, 2008 1:00 AM | Report abuse

NFC teams that are "in it" Giants/eagles/skins/dallas/green bay/chicago/cards/saints/panthers/bucs/falcons/vikes....

Thats a LOT of teams!

Posted by: chrislarry | November 5, 2008 8:45 PM |

CL--It is a lot of teams. And the reason that there are so many is that the NFC teams have been beating the AFC teams this year -- 18 wins for NFC compared to 13 for AFC. Last year, the two conferences were even. This year the 'Skins are running with the Big Dogs.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 6, 2008 6:19 AM | Report abuse

Put me down as liking the all burgundy uniforms. That should be the road combination. Burgundy jersey/white pants is the most horrid thing I've seen since the offense in the Pittsburgh game.

Posted by: Original_etrod | November 6, 2008 6:20 AM | Report abuse

and good morning to you, TE.

Posted by: Original_etrod | November 6, 2008 6:21 AM | Report abuse

Just something that I noticed and you guys can correct me if I'm wrong. Aren't we undefeated in games where we had no turnovers? The three games that we lost are the games we turned the ball over. Randle El fumbled in the gnats game, and then we had the St. Louis and Pitt debacles. Just a thought.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | November 6, 2008 7:12 AM | Report abuse

Playoffs? PLAYOFFS? How can you all be talking about playoffs after our performance the last 3 games? It's NOT just 1 game playing poorly. IT IS 3 games in a row playing awful.

I sure hope that the Skins players and coaches look at it differently than you all AND this guy Daly - sheesh. Comparing us to the '65 Packers and other Super Bowl teams - ACK!

I would rather have heard from our coaches and players:

"We've played like crap for 3 consecutive games and we are committed to practicing until we get better in preparation for a home game against our arch rival NFC East Cowgirls at home."

I'll give you a great example of winning coaching attitudes that were instilled in the players - it works:

"You might reduce Lombardi's coaching philosophy to a single sentence: In any game, you do the things you do best and you do them over and over and over."
-- George Halas

Practice makes perfect, but sadly, our coaching staff and players feel differently. Sitting at home (or wherever) licking your wounds and feeling sorry for yourself breeds failure.

Posted by: captjim | November 6, 2008 7:15 AM | Report abuse

Regarding the uniforms against the Steelers, you only gave these choices:
I like it
Looks terrible
Still mulling it over
Rather see maroon and black

How about:
I prefer burgundy and gold (and white)?

Posted by: MrMerkin | November 6, 2008 7:41 AM | Report abuse

Just seeing the Redskins show up in burgundy on burgundy gave me a queasy WTF feeling (that never really left the whole game). Go back to burgundy and gold, please--a great combination that is part of Redskins history. And now if we could go back to RFK and get back the home game feel again....

Posted by: driley | November 6, 2008 7:45 AM | Report abuse

i propose a gold jersey or gold pants as an alternate

Posted by: MondoTE11 | November 6, 2008 7:56 AM | Report abuse

Loved the burgundy on burgundy uniforms. I love the whole color monochrome trend in pro and college football. I hate white on white uniforms. Always have.

Posted by: AShock | November 6, 2008 9:37 AM | Report abuse

I've talked about a gold alt jersey for the Skins for a long time. They would be the only team in the NFL with a gold jersey.

Posted by: AShock | November 6, 2008 9:39 AM | Report abuse

Lets get back to our traditional uniforms, Burgundy pants, white shirts.

Posted by: jag523 | November 6, 2008 11:30 AM | Report abuse

I would like to see the team back in the old 80's days when they had the white jerseys with the burgundy pants. If they should wear the burgundy jerseys, then please wear the white pants also.

Posted by: PeterDalrymple400 | November 6, 2008 11:49 AM | Report abuse

We wore it and got our butts whipped. 'Nuff said!

Posted by: Redskinrex | November 6, 2008 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Keep the helmets or go to the 60's helmet with the feather up the back.

Home: Burgundy jersies, gold pants
Away White jersies, gold pants

get away from the black shoes, makes them look slow.

Posted by: rmcpks73 | November 6, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

I think I...and we...would have liked BonB a lot better if they had won the game. I always used to like Burgundy on Gold...

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | November 6, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

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