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Pep rally, 10 a.m. Saturday, Redskins Park

The game doesn't kickoff until Sunday night, but the Redskins have hosted a string of events and activities in the days leading up to their season opener against the Cowboys. For the final pregame event, they've invited fans to Redskins Park for a pep rally and send-off party Saturday morning.

Players typically have a walk-through practice at 10 a.m. the day before a game. Fans are invited to Redskins Park from 10 until noon Saturday to take part in the festivities, which includes prizes for the best-dressed fan and the best-decorated vehicle.

In addition, the Redskins will be honoring their marching band. More than 30 veteran members of the band will be awarded rings featuring the band members' names and the years of service. The band has been around for more than 70 years, and several members have been around for nearly as long. Fred Windbeck Jr., Charles Harry and Dexter Tuthill, for example, will each be honored for more than 50 years of service.

By comparison, Donovan McNabb, Clinton Portis and London Fletcher still seem like spring chickens, don't they?

By Rick Maese  |  September 10, 2010; 3:19 PM ET
 
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Comments

This sounds like more fun than a colonoscopy.

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 10, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

What I don't get is how "experts and analysts" who crown Dallas have relied so much on Dallas' returning roster and ignoring the injuries on their offensive line and how FLAT they were when the starters were playing in every preseason game.

http://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2010/09/10/four-analysts-four-questions-nfc-east/

Its like everyone is doing this. Just like everyone thought that Vikings were going to be good again based on their returning roster (and ignoring the fact that Favre hasn't practiced in the preseason and injuries to their secondary) ... with a TD catch held onto and two made field goals, the Saints would have CLUBBED the Vikings last night (27-9). The game I watched looked more like a 27-9 game than a 14-9 game.

Plus, F Dallas.

Posted by: dcsween | September 10, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

"..new thread on shanahan presser and AH."

Some questions we'd like answered that won't be answered:

Will B Banks give us some 'Wildcat' love?

Is S Moss also in the mix to return kicks?

Which receiver will start opposite S Moss, Galloway, or camp fav AA?

Has J Beck absorbed your offensive system?

Give us your honest opinion about A Carter playing OLB.

If you were scouting the redskins D, which player would you attack and why?

Young or Sellars: who starts at fullback?

Is Donovan almost or completely healthy?

Be honest, is your offensive line better than your defensive line?

Who calls plays Sunday, you or Kyle?

Who makes game time decisions Sunday, you or Jim Haslett?

(No, we know you aren't Steve Spurrier, and sorry for hinting you weren't gonna manage the game.)

Will there be some point in the season where you might suggest to J Haslett that the team revert to 4-3 looks to make the best use of personnel?

We know you like to run the ball.

But with some high-flying passing/scoring teams (Indy/Houston/Dallas) front-loaded on the schedule, will you open up the passing game early on?

Pick a 2010 record: 6-10? 7-9? 8-8? 9-7?

You say 8-8, but think 9-7 is doable?

Thanks, sir.

That was the only question we wanted answered anyways.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 10, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

"What I don't get is how "experts and analysts" have relied so much on Dallas' returning roster and ignoring the injuries on their offensive line..."

Maybe more people think like Vinny than we realize. They'll blame Romo when he's getting drilled in the back every other play.

Posted by: Alan4 | September 10, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

dcsween

"The game I watched looked more like a 27-9 game than a 14-9 game."


Agreed.

The game had a preseason feel to it.

And that's the irony: they play 4 preseason games using scrubs and back ups, and oddly, the vets look ragged Week 1.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 10, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

I told my agent it wasn't that bad. Plus I got a lollipop after!

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 10, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Which team in the NFC East is hurt the most if it loses its QB for the season this year? I would say it is Dallas.

Posted by: manlius1 | September 10, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Good news! Coach says fried chicken dinner for team bonding tonight! Cooley is not invited.

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | September 10, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

It looks like it's The Redskins against the world. Why is everyone hyping the Cowboys? Oh wait...they are the Cowboys.

I would rather be the underdog anyway, it just adds fuel to the fire.

We are going to kick Dallas right in the groin early and not let up.

Posted by: iH8dallas | September 10, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

put a cigar in JR's mouth while he's wearing a black leather trench coat and he's a ringer for Shugg Knight!

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 10, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

It looks like it's The Redskins against the world. Why is everyone hyping the Cowboys? Oh wait...they are the Cowboys.

I would rather be the underdog anyway, it just adds fuel to the fire.

We are going to kick Dallas right in the groin early and not let up.

Posted by: iH8dallas | September 10, 2010 3:51 PM |

Mike Tyson wants to stomp their testicles and eat their children.

Praise be to Allah.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 10, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Pep rally?

Oh no they dint.

Posted by: skins_fan_22 | September 10, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Have a great weekend RI peeps...and don't forget to catch the game sunday night!

Posted by: PlayAction | September 10, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

I think Hayney was shooting an Eastern Motors spot during the last pre-season game's half time meeting.

Can't wait to see the premier.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 10, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

At 10 am tomorrow I will be at the University of Delaware pregame “pep rally”. I plan on being very peppy. Lot’s of pep served in 120z cans. Saturdays are for college football.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | September 10, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

The Skins just need to come out throwing haymakers! Make Tony scared by hitting him early from the DE, LB and Safety position.

Posted by: iH8dallas | September 10, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

120z cans.
Posted by: dlhaze1

thats a lot o drink!

Posted by: alex35332 | September 10, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

120z cans.
Posted by: dlhaze1
thats a lot o drink!
Posted by: alex35332 | September 10, 2010 4:07 PM

Oops…..meant 12 oz of course. But I actually should put down about 120 total…..cheers!

Posted by: dlhaze1 | September 10, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

beep
(...and go Blue Hens!)

Posted by: _Stumped_ | September 10, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

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