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Sunday Pigskin

Two more playoff games today and around 500 comments on the previous entry, so I figured it was time to start a new one.

I have an actual self-written quasi-interesting entry planned for Monday morning, have another guest column for Tuesday and promise to follow up on Nate's query about swithcing the Ravens by Wednesday. Will also detail some of the many difference between these franchise that become obvious, oh, about 5 seconds after walking through the front front door to their practice facilities.

Okay, here's to hopefully a great day of fooseball. I am getting pumped up for that Ravens-Colts game already. The level of pure hatred that still exists for the Colts in my beloved home city is still palpable, and Saturday should be able as charged as it gets. I think if BBM walked down Pratt St. on pretty much any random day he would get punched in the face, and that was before they were going to meet the Colts in the playoffs.

It's a Baltimore thing. I wouldn't expect most people to understand, but trust me, this is a real phenomenon.

By Jason La Canfora  |  January 7, 2007; 12:05 PM ET
 
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At close of weekend
All home teams undefeated
My bold prediction

Posted by: MV Dame | January 7, 2007 12:22 PM | Report abuse

I feel ya JLaC. If my football team did me like they did you, it would be forever hatred. We'll prob get a nice amount of comments in here about the team up north, but not enough to take over this blog.

Please scroll up for a sec. Yeah - Redskins Insider. MAybe you can have a Raevn's Insider page?

Posted by: 4th Floor | January 7, 2007 12:25 PM | Report abuse

I think a comparison of the Ravens and 'Skins organizations would be absolutely fascinating. Sounds like fodder for a full on article rather than a blog entry...

Don't skimp on showing the Ravens' dysfunction, though. Any organization consisting of more than one person has at least some elements of dissension and dysfunction. Obviously, the 'Skins seem to have more than their fair share, but it would be interesting to see how even that differs between the two groups.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 7, 2007 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Diddy, don't share those story ideas with the world!
:)
Seriously, something like that has been in the pipeline for a while....
Gotta do a braindrain here so I can watch me some fubbawl....
I'm out for a run and I see Mr. Redskin, an elderly gent who is always out walking his little dog and wearing some Skins textiles. That got me to thinking about the eventual successor to Gibbs and that got me to thinking about Cowher. Gibbs wants to work a couple more years, Cowher wants a couple off....hmmm....What do you think? Would it work? Perhaps I'm just the victim of overcaffeination and under-sleep. It would be interesting to see...
Then, Maske and I had an interesting conversation about Parcells and whether he returns. I encourage Mark to blog more about the topic. But the Cliff's Notes version is that we both think Tuna's return has more to do with Romo and whether he thinks the kid can take the team on a run than it could with T.O. We think it hinges totally on the kid.

Posted by: Jason's editor | January 7, 2007 12:56 PM | Report abuse

The Colts are going to spank the Ravens

Posted by: Mike | January 7, 2007 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Diddy and Cyn go see
What you both earned from me
Previous thread
Surely unread
Most are sure to agree

(9:37 am today)

Posted by: MV Dame | January 7, 2007 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Who do you root for in Giants/Eagles? I'm personally rooting for the ol' "Earth Opens Up and Swallows Both Teams Whole" play

We'll see what happens in the Eags/Gints game this afternoon, but it would have been nice if the earth swallowed both teams last night to prevent either the SeaChickens or CowPokes from playing next weekend. While it had lots of drama, that was one game where both teams were dreadful and neither should have advanced.

Best acronym I have for the this year's crop of NFC teams is Not Freaking Competent. Diddy et al, feel free to outdo me.

Adam

PS Mike, did you see the Indy/KC game? The Colts aren't going to be spanking anybody else when BBM puts up a similar stat line next week.

Posted by: EaglesFan | January 7, 2007 1:20 PM | Report abuse

How does Chad still have a job?

Posted by: SMACK | January 7, 2007 1:32 PM | Report abuse

I see you guy are blogging your guts out up here.

Adam I have to go with your team today. The G-Men fans are almost worst than your fans. It will allow me to talk bad about LBM tomorrow at work. lol

Posted by: jm220 | January 7, 2007 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Holy crap a Patrick Ramsey sighting. Guess that's what it takes for him to reach the playoffs.

Posted by: SMACK | January 7, 2007 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Cyn Cyty! I liiiiikkkke!!!
Plus, I've always seen myself as the sort of selfless editor who, in a perfect world, would be given the Nobel Peace Prize. That comes with sweet, sweet dough, right? If not, I think I should get to pick a different award.
The Arculeta limerick was classic....The Jetta should be destroyed. As for the newest LaCanfora, Jason and Lauren choose to be surprised at birth.

Posted by: Jason's editor | January 7, 2007 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Patrick Ramsey's line:

One play. 1-1 -1 yards.

Posted by: Jason's editor | January 7, 2007 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Not Freakin' Competitive or Not Freakin' Competent works for me. The NFC is horrible.

Throughout that Seahawks game I couldn't tell if the offenses were incompetent or the defenses were great.

Gotta say, the gratification of a Cowboys implosion never gets old.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 7, 2007 1:44 PM | Report abuse

JM220, thanks for the support.I'm not sure what to expect this afternoon. It's a game you would expect the Eagles to win simply because the last half of the Giants season has been more dysfunctional than a Jerry Springer special, but if the Gints get their shti together and follow the same game plan as they did for the Skins game (i.e. Tiki right/left/center; don't give LBM the chance to lose the game) they could expose the Eagles porous run d and eke out a win.

Still think the Eagles are going to win because unlike the Skins, we can put 8-9 guys in the box and still cover someone, but I think this will be a close one.

Adam

Posted by: EaglesFan | January 7, 2007 1:45 PM | Report abuse

I don't get this love for Patrick. I know, I know, he's a great guy, really nice, angelic, choir boy, etc. But the dude can't play.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 7, 2007 1:45 PM | Report abuse

I need a personal body mechanic!

Posted by: P Diddy | January 7, 2007 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Here's the prize I want. I've got the "living person" part down:

The Templeton Prize is the largest financial annual prize award given to a single person for intellectual merit, worth 795,000 pounds sterling or 1.4 million US dollars in 2006.
Awarded annually by the Templeton Foundation to a living person who, in the estimation of the judges, best exemplifies "trying various ways for discoveries and breakthroughs to expand human perceptions of divinity and to help in the acceleration of divine creativity," ...including research in love, creativity, purpose, infinity, intelligence, thanksgiving and prayer.

Posted by: Jason's editor | January 7, 2007 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Diddy, I'm going with really bad play calling.

Toss sweep on the 1 yard line? (WTF?)
Bootleg Matt Hasselback (both Cowpokes DEs are faster than him) on 4th down? (WTFH!?!)

SeaChickens should have lost for that sequence of downs, and they would have done so had the Pokes not dropped the ball twice (TD safety and obviously Romo) late in the game.

Adam

Posted by: EaglesFan | January 7, 2007 1:49 PM | Report abuse

I am totally willing to accelerate my research in love.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 7, 2007 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Why was Ramsey in the game? The chad get injured?

Posted by: 4th Floor | January 7, 2007 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Wow, this might turn out to be a good littl game...

JM, you need to talk to Mangini about his crunches.

BTW, this blog has actually had a positive influence on my life. Thanks to JM, I'm doing 150 crunches a day as part of my workout.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 7, 2007 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Hmmmm, no Wendy's comercial yet...I hate that damn whistle.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 7, 2007 1:56 PM | Report abuse

P I am very proud of you my friend.

This is a much better game. Both coaches need to do some crunches.

Posted by: jm220 | January 7, 2007 1:59 PM | Report abuse

The Chad bent his elbow awkwardly, came out for a play, grimaced a lot and returned.

Posted by: Jason's editor | January 7, 2007 2:00 PM | Report abuse

O. Thanks!

2.99........

Posted by: 4th | January 7, 2007 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Both coaches need to do some crunches.

jm, play nice. bellycheck is just living up to his name and i think mangini is italian for eat until food coma ensues ;)

Adam

Posted by: EaglesFan | January 7, 2007 2:07 PM | Report abuse

btw, if this game stays tied and goes to a sudden death pasta eating contest between the two coaches, my money's on the jets.

adam

Posted by: EaglesFan | January 7, 2007 2:09 PM | Report abuse

I have a huuuuuge craving for some baked ziti.

Nice that the UPS commercial's background music is by Postal Service.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 7, 2007 2:13 PM | Report abuse

The new referees' black Armani slacks are getting a lot of air time in this game. But at least I can't see their panties anymore.

Posted by: SMACK | January 7, 2007 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Geez this game is kinda dull. Although I will say the Pats somehow manage to get it downfield even when they seem stalled.

I think it's dull because global warming means it's 120degree in NE and everyone is confused.

I'm telling you people global warming affects EVERYTHING : )

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Hey Smack first of all Happy Birthday and I would like to say that women get better with age. You may want the 22 year old T&A on the arm but when it comes to the . . . . kitchen well good cooking just takes practice.

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 2:28 PM | Report abuse

You may want the 22 year old T&A on the arm

LMAO! Man Lisa and sfskin are out of control today.

Posted by: jm220 | January 7, 2007 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Cyn Cyty you got to jump and here.

Posted by: jm220 | January 7, 2007 2:32 PM | Report abuse

I have a question for the wise bloggers such as Megskin, Cyn Cyty, J-La, jm, dealer, oldskin etc.

I realize it's 12 hours ago but is that game especially the last play a career killer for Romo? Does a guy get past that?

I'm thinking Parcells comments about his over confidence last week says something.
I hope he makes it back because I think Romo v. Soups will make some great games taht we haven't seen since . . . well I don't know anyone?

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Romo is in his first year as a starter. Any coach worth his salt will see that he deserves a shot at getting better. Is he Tom Brady? No, there is only one Tom Brady. But he can be a good QB if he gets his head past that game and uses it as motivation to work his butt off in the offseason. If Parcells is still there, I have no doubt that he will do the right thing by Romo. If he's making stupid mistakes this time next year, that's a different story.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 7, 2007 2:35 PM | Report abuse

"Super Vision"? What's so, uh, "super" about "Super Vision"?

Posted by: P Diddy | January 7, 2007 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Does Bellichek know he's a 40+ year old NFL coach and not say a 22 year old surfer dude at Ocean Beach?

One good thing about global warming we don't have to see that stupid headband/earmuff.

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Aw, come on...you gotta love a coach who doesn't grandstand for the cameras. Belicheck is 100% football coach. I love that guy.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 7, 2007 2:38 PM | Report abuse

I'm pretty sure "Armed and Famous" portends the demise of our civilization.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 7, 2007 2:40 PM | Report abuse

I don't dressing like an adult makes you a grand stander just makes you well an adult. I love when coaches get excited but I also think Belli calculates his image as much as his game plan.

Okay first sign of the apocalypse - "Armed and Dangerous"

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 2:40 PM | Report abuse

J-La - congratulations on the impending arrival. I fear we may lose our big toe but for that it's totally worth it.

Man I am a bloggin maniac right now. Maybe waiting for laundry, watching fubol and avoiding work on the last day of vacay makes it.

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Do the Sharpe brothers annoy everyone else as much as they annoy me?

Posted by: P Diddy | January 7, 2007 2:46 PM | Report abuse

SMACK, happy birthday, dude. I'm sorry that the Cowboys lost in just as humiliating a fashion as I predicted a few weeks back. I was kidding then but am reveling in the Schadenfreude of that absurd outcome. But as other have noted, there were no winners in the Shehawks-Cowboys game, only losers.

I wonder if the Jets fans had the same "oh shti" reaction when they saw Ramsey trotting onto the field that we had when he came into that game in relief of Brunell. Good grief.

Eagles win handily tonight.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 7, 2007 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Diddy - I like the one on NBC he's got some passion and doesn't take himself too seriously unlike one on CBS who is just a pinhead - literally.

Umm by the way Merriman's clownhead . . . yeah sure "I took steroids by accident"

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 2:52 PM | Report abuse

I'm with Diddy on Belichick's clothes. This company was the only one who'd give him a deal back in the day in Cleveland and he's stuck with 'em. Gotta like that.
Sorry I've been out...planning for the upcoming week and I am enjoying this game.
As for Romo, Emilio (sports editor) and I were just discussing. He was six inches from a first down; 18 inches from being a legend. Instead, this is a Donnie Moore/Dennis Eckersley moment...How will he handle it? Doing this for a living, it's rare that your heart actually breaks for these guys, but, man, that presser was tough to watch.
And, of course, the chicks are totally gone.
:)

Posted by: jason's editor | January 7, 2007 2:53 PM | Report abuse

As long as he's still drawing an NFL paycheck, CHICKS will be there.

Posted by: Anonymous | January 7, 2007 2:55 PM | Report abuse

You all are too cool thanks for the b-day wishes and the condolences. Nate, your prediction of losing in comically inept fashion is the stuff of legend. We sure did that.

Yes who wants to be a martyr and get 70 virgins, I'd rather share a bottle of wine with an experienced one.

Posted by: SMACK | January 7, 2007 2:57 PM | Report abuse

>>> "Yes who wants to be a martyr and get 70 virgins, I'd rather share a bottle of wine with an experienced one."

Hmmmm. I have to think about that one.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 7, 2007 2:58 PM | Report abuse

If Parcells does quit in the wake of last night's debacle and this contentious season -- and my guess is he does -- I can only hope it signals the beginning of another period of Chan Gailey/Dave Campo wandering in the wilderness for that inherently evil franchise and its wicked, plasticized owner.

Interesting to note that Jones and Snyder will be in very similar predicaments when they have to replace their current head coaches. Parcells and Gibbs qualify as Living Legends, NFL coaching royalty, and dudes like that don't grow on trees. The next hire is virtually guaranteed to be a letdown, and vain glory-hogs like Jerry and Danny can't stand anything short of big happy news.

Tom Landry isn't available, and Jimmy Johnson ain't coming back either. But I hear Gregg Williams might be interested..

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 7, 2007 3:00 PM | Report abuse

I don't know I don't think I can get past the headband/earmuff it's just me.

I think the DAL/SEA game was so wacky that regular solid football seems dull. : )

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Anyone see the front page of the WaPo today? There were several laws broken in Bethesda at the YMCA. Did we have to get treated to the senior man in the Speedos?

Posted by: LH | January 7, 2007 3:03 PM | Report abuse

It's actually a little bit scary how much the Boys and Skins have in common. Old coaches, young QBs, retarded defensive coordinators, rabid fans, egomaniacal owners. I feel dirty.

Posted by: SMACK | January 7, 2007 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Wait, did I miss a borderline titillating conversation about the merits of "experienced" women versus young'uns? Or do mine eyes deceive me?

I applaud everyone's restraint for keeping the language clean, but I can read between the lines.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 7, 2007 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Yeah I'm not sure Parcells has the energy to go through another season. I imagine that Romo is what might bring him back which is what someone said above. If he thinks the conference will improve next season (please god please)it may be worth it for some throwback throwdowns. Especially if he can get Romo past last night.

I've never understood the 70+ virgins in paradise thing. It is eternity and so 70 ain't that many so then what? Well actually I've never understood the whole guys and virigins thing in the first place.

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 3:06 PM | Report abuse

"The old guy in the Speedo" remains, to this day, my favorite Hemingway work.

Posted by: Jason's editor | January 7, 2007 3:08 PM | Report abuse

And I can't help weighing in with a vote in favor of more experienced ladies. In panties.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 7, 2007 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Ever try to break in a new baseball glove? It takes vaseline, a belt, and a few days' pounding.

Posted by: SMACK | January 7, 2007 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Cyn Cyty and Nate well played well played. LMAO

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Arenas's party is insane! That's TOTALLY the way to celebrate. God bless him.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 7, 2007 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Uh Smack . . . yeah not so much my friend.

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 3:13 PM | Report abuse

"Only [thirty]-one and older let another [guy] mold her"

- Jay Z, sorta

Posted by: LH | January 7, 2007 3:15 PM | Report abuse

OK the Muslim jokes are really starting to get under my skin.(for those that don't know I am a Muslim)

sfskin right now it's hard to say if Romo will be able to bounce back. Each person handles trails differently. All athletes have a ego. If his ego is anything like mines or most of my friends then yes he can bounce back. He would want everyone to eat their words.

Posted by: jm220 | January 7, 2007 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Hey just read how Caltech won first game since 1996 - 207 losses in a row. Maybe our situation isn't so bad aftrall.

Here is a choice quote from the piece:

Like other Division III schools, Caltech does not offer athletic scholarships, and many of its players didn't so much as play varsity basketball in high school.


Go Beavers! Yeah that's their mascot. Incongrous I think. Shouldn't they be the Fighting Quarks or something like that?

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 3:20 PM | Report abuse

ESPN is reporting the Russell is coming out. If the Raiders don't take him #1 I am done with them.

Posted by: jm220 | January 7, 2007 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Sorry JM just getting a little carried away joking around. Didn't mean to offend.

Posted by: SMACK | January 7, 2007 3:24 PM | Report abuse

OMG! WHAT A PLAY!

Posted by: dealer | January 7, 2007 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Hey jm I am sorry if you took offense. I wasn't intending any.
I was asking the question a little tongue in cheek but not attributing anything specifically to Muslims.

Virtually all faiths/societies have some sort of virgin element to them that has always offered some puzzlement to me. I think it's part of the age old tradition of treating women as property and holding them to some higher moral standard.

Anyway apologies again.

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Yet another crazy play. These last two games have been unreal.

Smack no problem. As long as we all respect each other.

Nate you're not starting witht he panties again.

Posted by: jm220 | January 7, 2007 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Hey dealer.

Little echo of Music City Miracle there.

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 3:29 PM | Report abuse

I'm out for a run and...
editor, i love you! bye!

Posted by: dealer | January 7, 2007 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Damn, those Patriots coaches are smart. Super-smart, really.

Posted by: Jason's editor | January 7, 2007 3:32 PM | Report abuse

sfskin, wow! your name ought to be google. great pull!
...still going thru all your comments...

Posted by: dealer | January 7, 2007 3:33 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if Coles needs a plasma television.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 7, 2007 3:38 PM | Report abuse

That holding call could be a drive killer. Grumble, grumble. The Jets were rollin' there...

Posted by: P Diddy | January 7, 2007 3:39 PM | Report abuse

jason, congratulations! you're going to be in the same situation as we are right now. my advice is to get a nanny AND an aupaire. Chloe will make things very very very very very very very very hard. :) It's not twice the work it's work to the infinity. i can't scare you enough. :)

but they say after a couple of years you're glad that you did it so close.

*now my attempt to make this fuball related* :)

nate, jason, cload, did you guys ever think of wearing a cup around the house? i've been hit so many times it's amazing that i'm still functional. recently i even had to go to the doctor once for a "trauma" suffered in that region. so any cup wearing dads out there?

Posted by: dealer | January 7, 2007 3:40 PM | Report abuse

True story, boyz and girlz:
On the Sunday of the first preseason game, I am out for a run and I see this same Redskins fan walking his little dog. He's wearing a Portis jersey and moving slowly. As I approach from behind, suddenly the automatic sprinklers come on and soak him. I came in and told everyone, including Jason and Howard (who might have thought I was nutz but were too nice to say so), that this was an omen. Haven't seen the guy since, until today!

Posted by: Jason's editor | January 7, 2007 3:40 PM | Report abuse

I don't think I've ever seen more motion before such a feeble play in my life.

Posted by: SMACK | January 7, 2007 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Every time Nugent comes on, I sing "Cat-Scratch Fever." Now, I've got the guys who are here singing it. The good news is that it has that Chevy song out of my head....

Posted by: Jason's editor | January 7, 2007 3:44 PM | Report abuse

jets are getting all the calls in this game it seems.

Posted by: dealer | January 7, 2007 3:44 PM | Report abuse

The good news is that it has that Chevy song out of my head....
editor, ummm do us a HUGE favor and post the tune to "cat-scratch fever" here...

Posted by: dealer | January 7, 2007 3:46 PM | Report abuse

As long as we don't hear that damn Wendy's whistle.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 7, 2007 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Editor, Cat Scratch Fever is tired. Go with Stormtroopin' or Motor City Madhouse, or the eminently classy Wang Dang Sweet Poontang.

Posted by: SMACK | January 7, 2007 3:48 PM | Report abuse

dealer, the boy racked me brutally a few weeks back, but that was the first time I've considered wearing a cup.

I forgot to wear a helmet when I watched the Skins' finale, for that research project we promised on undoing the chinstrap between plays. Maybe next season.

jm220, I only mentioned panties to get a laugh. Combining last week's totally-off-topic topic with this morning's totall-off-topic topic.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 7, 2007 3:56 PM | Report abuse

"Cat-Scratch" was the choice because of the annoyance factor. Four simple yet powerfully annoying syllables, sung every time his face appears on tv.

Posted by: Jason's editor | January 7, 2007 4:02 PM | Report abuse

is there any doubt who the BEST QB in the league is and has been the last 5-6 years?

the guy's best weapon is jabar gaffney! a cast off of HOUSTON TEXANS!

and the coach killer's got a sure HOF-er receiver and Reggie wayne. and how do you throw 3 INT's when your defense is holding the other offense to 3 and outs???? HOW?

crap! i lost my train of thought!

Posted by: dealer | January 7, 2007 4:03 PM | Report abuse

The Samuel int + this story

http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/articles/2007/01/07/payment_due/

= Redskin One on the runway.

Posted by: Jason's editor | January 7, 2007 4:10 PM | Report abuse

got it...
and al saunders! the announcers said something really interesting yesterday. they said when herman edwards went to the KC he said he's going to change the philosophy of the offense from now on it'll be RUN FIRST as oppose to PASS FIRST and there was no way he was going to put his DEFENSE in bad positions by PASSING first...

so i got to thinking while Al Saunders was with KC wasn't their Defense always one of the worst defenses in the league? and then he comes here and turns this defense from top 10 to the worst in the league.

yes, i'm blaming Weird Al for our defensive woes. partially. and now TWO NFL coaches have criticized his offense being bad for the defense(own)!

Posted by: dealer | January 7, 2007 4:11 PM | Report abuse

editor, actually Skins One is in KC picking up Trent Green.

Posted by: dealer | January 7, 2007 4:13 PM | Report abuse

MV Dame, I just did my catch-up reading from the last post and saw your season accolades. Many thanks for the shout-out, my man.

I have been smacking myself in the back of my head all season for employing my rapper friend as an agent and signing what has been widely panned as the dumbest rookie contract in history (getting paid by the word, with some impossible performance bonuses). So this rookie of the year honor will result in no bonus for me, sadly.

I am happy for the editrix since the Nobel comes with that massive ca$h prize, and you can hock the silly medal and pick up some more bucks that way.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 7, 2007 4:15 PM | Report abuse

dealer, what you said about Al Saunders' O as a D-killer is what I think Article III in the postseason expose was theorizing. And I think it's at least plausible as one of the main factors in our D's precipitous decline this season, along with injuries and no depth.

Hmm, Asante Samuel to the Skins. I like it.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 7, 2007 4:17 PM | Report abuse

"this time a HUG" LOL!

Posted by: dealer | January 7, 2007 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Good to see that the Q Dogs can still out step the Kappa's lol

Posted by: jm220 | January 7, 2007 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Dude, I am SOOOOOO far behind. How did I miss so much blog action?

J-La and the missus are expecting again? That is fantastic news. With two little ones J-La will start seeing the Redskins Insider as an oasis, not an albatross, and I think we'll actually see MORE of him up here. Deranged, rambling, totally misspelled posts after 53 consecutive sleepless hours, that sort of thing.

CONGRATULATIONS, J-La!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 7, 2007 4:22 PM | Report abuse

The AFC games are going to be incredible next weekend. Colts at Ravens Saturday, Pats at Chargers Sunday. Wow, wow, wow.

Too bad the schedule is sullied by those NFC games mixed in there.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 7, 2007 4:26 PM | Report abuse

"Dang, Adam Archuleta totally got plutoed."

(CNN) -- Pluto may no longer be a planet, but it has a new claim to fame: "Plutoed" has been chosen 2006 Word of the Year by the American Dialect Society.

The society defined "to pluto" as "to demote or devalue someone or something, as happened to the former planet Pluto when the General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union decided Pluto no longer met its definition of a planet."

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 7, 2007 4:30 PM | Report abuse

nate, i'been saying "protect your D" before the article [i'm inno way saying i know football more than anyone on here...i don't] in support of double G. weird al just seems so wrong for this team. i do have to say his pass plays are awesome! he just can't call a good game! if he comes back i see gibbs taking over playcalling next season sometime

Posted by: dealer | January 7, 2007 4:33 PM | Report abuse

nate, funny shti!

Posted by: dealer | January 7, 2007 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Anybody notice how the Pats are taking after Spurrier in the personnel dept? They've got four - count 'em - four Florida wideouts on their roster: Reche Caldwell, Chad Jackson, Jabar Gaffney, and Kelvin Kight.

Posted by: MV Dame | January 7, 2007 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Wait, the Wiz lost a game? I thought there was a blaw that they would not lose any more games this season. Deee-fense. Deee-fense.

Probably just a collective hangover from Gilbert's birthday party.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 7, 2007 4:41 PM | Report abuse

To echo Lisa - I can't believe I'm saying this but Go Eagles!

The Gmen really have no business here but who knows maybe BBM will do something.

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 4:42 PM | Report abuse

MV Dame, just one more reason to rue the Spurrier era AND despise (that is, be insanely jealous of) the Pats for always making do with less.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 7, 2007 4:44 PM | Report abuse

can't find my remote and stuck on CBS! ARGH!

Posted by: dealer | January 7, 2007 4:45 PM | Report abuse

sfskin, your post gave me an idea: how long would it take people to notice if BBM were playing in LBM's uniform? Not too long after the first pass, I would guess, but they do look a lot alike.

Has any team ever tried a Shakespearean switcheroo like that? Would be hilarious.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 7, 2007 4:46 PM | Report abuse

nate - I imagine the Gints would prefer that switch to Indy.

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Who's going to be coaching the Raiders next year? Has Al Davis finished scouting all the b&b's in the country?

Posted by: MV Dame | January 7, 2007 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Oh, good grief. Not Tiki. Not again. Noooooooooo.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 7, 2007 4:49 PM | Report abuse

I love Jared Lorenzen, the Jared who did not go to Subway. In fact, he's bigger than the subway.

Posted by: Jason's editor | January 7, 2007 4:51 PM | Report abuse

dad got hosed! :)

Posted by: dealer | January 7, 2007 4:51 PM | Report abuse

hee hee editor good 1!

Posted by: dealer | January 7, 2007 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Why is Jay Z doing Bud commercials?

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 4:54 PM | Report abuse

"Dad got hosed" is currently my fave commercial. I always turn the volume up for those three words. And then I sing "Cat-Scratch Fevah."

Posted by: Jason's editor | January 7, 2007 4:54 PM | Report abuse

editor, I agree. I remember when Lorenzen was like a sideshow freak at Kentucky but put up great numbers.

Ugh. Not the Jints. Not another week of Tiki loving. Not another season of Coughlin, who everyone hates but who always gets them in the daggone playoffs. Aaaaaargh.

Okay, it's only the first series of the game, and Jim Johnson will get it together.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | January 7, 2007 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Patrick Ramsey's passer rating for his 1-1 -1 yard, one play performance: 79.2

Posted by: Jason's editor | January 7, 2007 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Patrick Ramsey's passer rating for his 1-1 -1 yard,....

and he wears # 11....

Posted by: dealer | January 7, 2007 4:58 PM | Report abuse

I'd forgotten all about Kentucky, Nate!

Posted by: Jason's editor | January 7, 2007 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Ramsey for Congress '08

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Oh look it's Eli Manning afterall.

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 5:02 PM | Report abuse

sfskin, cuz he got paid! and the woman in boat beyonce?

Posted by: dealer | January 7, 2007 5:03 PM | Report abuse

That was one wobbly lookin spiral. It's like he's only using his arm to throw and not his body.

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Sure of course he go $ but isn't he worth nearly a billion?

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Unless I'm blind that is definitley NOT Beyonce.

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 5:06 PM | Report abuse

rookies can play in this league?

Posted by: dealer | January 7, 2007 5:07 PM | Report abuse

For parents out there:
http://www.cutofcloth.com/article_diaperdrama4.asp

Skewed for certain, but still interesting. Also for sfskin who said something about global warming.

Congrats JLaC for number 2! Pressure's on me and the little lady now I guess...

Posted by: Lavar Walt Clark | January 7, 2007 5:11 PM | Report abuse

I realize it's 12 hours ago but is that game especially the last play a career killer for Romo? Does a guy get past that?

Real quick...then I gotta run ....

He looked like the real deal earlier in the year. Last night, well, he sure didn't look too hot, but then again, neither did Hasselchoke. Kinda looked like he had Brunellitis...yech. All around I think that was pretty bad game, definately the craziest last five minutes I've ever seen.

Trying to keep my hatred for the Cowboys under control I'd have to say Romo is the real deal, as much as I don't want him to be. It really depends on whether or not he's a real pro; meaning that a real pro can put aside a bad game, or two or three, and steps up to the plate and comes back on fire. He does seem to be taking it awfully hard though and Parcells isn't the sort of guy to hold his hand through the whole process. Seems like he needs someone like Lovie Smith who will stick up for you no matter what. Shudder to think what Parcells would have done to Grossman by now. Probably run onto the field and drag him off by his earhole, kicking him in the a$$ the whole way.


Hi, bye, and laters

Posted by: Megskin | January 7, 2007 5:12 PM | Report abuse

The pressure's all on you, LaVar!!!
Why aren't these refs wearing the designer togs????

Posted by: Jason's editor | January 7, 2007 5:13 PM | Report abuse

See? MVP.

Posted by: MV Dame | January 7, 2007 5:14 PM | Report abuse

That commercial is actually a clip from the music video for the song. He sold Bud the rights to use it. With the Bud ad he's now probably worth $1.001 billion plus the publishing royalties every time its played. Nothing wrong with adding to the portfolio.

"Wealth is the word, rich is 'round the corner from the curb."
-Andre 3000

Posted by: LH | January 7, 2007 5:15 PM | Report abuse

BTW, where did Jason announce this new arrival? I've gone through the past two posts and I can't find it.

Posted by: LWC | January 7, 2007 5:17 PM | Report abuse

In Mark's guest blog.

Posted by: Anonymous | January 7, 2007 5:19 PM | Report abuse

"Corners like I was a curve - I struck a nerve." Big Boi.

Posted by: LWC | January 7, 2007 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Adam your team look the same way KC looked last night. Not much energy on O.

Posted by: jm220 | January 7, 2007 5:20 PM | Report abuse

As for Romo,[...] He was six inches from a first down; 18 inches from being a legend. Instead,[...]the chicks are totally gone.

Probably what will kill him in the end. So long and goodbye unless Dallas fans pony-up and get him a new woman.

Posted by: Megskin | January 7, 2007 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Megskin! Appreciate you taking the time. That was kinda of my sense but that is as much based on my own experience playing sports as my comparatively tawdry fubol wisdom.

The one thing I kept thinking about was Byner and the fumble. He came out of it and was whizbang good but with another team.

Smack if you're still around do you think Dallas fans will be at all forgiving?

Hey look Philly make a wee run. Thank god BBM kept Philly in the game.

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 5:23 PM | Report abuse

dealer, originally we had hoped to try to turn the Super Bowl into some kind of mini vaca, but Lauren is expecting in march and can't travel, so that's out.

Clearly I haven't been blogging my guts out. Sorry!

Posted by: Lavar Walt Clark | January 7, 2007 5:24 PM | Report abuse

A huge Dallas fan in the office sez he totally forgives Romo. "Without him, they aren't even there."

Posted by: Jason's editor | January 7, 2007 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Hey mabye they'll do a crossover. Jack Bauer joins the hunt in Prison Break.

LH - love the quotes. Anything from Andre 3000 is good with me.

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Cyn Cyty - you allow a "huge Dallas fan" in the office? You definitley deserve the Nobel for that.
When you get it I vote for an Insider "scouting" trip to Hawaii.

YEAH Westbrook. He really is underrated. Much as I HATE to say that.

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 5:28 PM | Report abuse

What a sweet run by Westbrook on a simple little off-tackle play!

Posted by: Jason's editor | January 7, 2007 5:28 PM | Report abuse

I love it. The Mannings at their best in the playoffs. They better call daddy. LMAO

Posted by: jm220 | January 7, 2007 5:35 PM | Report abuse

now there he looked exactly like bbm in playoffs!

Posted by: dealer | January 7, 2007 5:36 PM | Report abuse

They are really letting the G-Men get away with holding. Holding could have been called on the last two plays.

Posted by: jm220 | January 7, 2007 5:49 PM | Report abuse

dealer. i have three under six, 2 boys - 2yr and 1yr. They have almost knocked me out with the shots i have taken to that area. I have been considering a cup, but i was hoping as they get older they can avoid the devastating hits. I also don't know if ii'd be comfortable wearing it around the house, I can definitely see the value though.

Posted by: Robert A Bowie | January 7, 2007 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Say Coughlin is buh-bye. Do you let the BBM experiment go one more year and then if you have another stinker trade him?

The Raiders will have killed the spirit of Quinn or Smith or LSU dude by then.

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 6:00 PM | Report abuse

As long as we sign Nate Clements and steal Dockery from those beltway chumps, we should be fine.

Posted by: SMACK | January 7, 2007 6:03 PM | Report abuse

Hey Cyn Cyty - how'd you like that King bobble head? Talk about Chuckie.

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Here's some interesting half-time reading on a potential Skins draft pick:

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/columns/story?columnist=forde_pat&id=2722314&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab2pos1

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 7, 2007 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Dealer - the rainbow warrior is really lighting up. Nice!

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 6:08 PM | Report abuse

I'm listing "Blows to the Groin" as yet another reason to never have children.

Interesting game...sorry I was gone, went out on a little lunch date. Had to go see about a girl :-)

Posted by: P Diddy | January 7, 2007 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Ocho, thanks for sending that link. We HAVE to sign Quinn Pitcock. I loved his name, but after that article, I love his eccentricity even more. He would be awesome in burgundy and gold.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 7, 2007 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Halftime project - go to the site below and take a look at the uniforms. I am such a fan of the throwback with spear helmet and gold pants. I vote we go back.

http://www.ssur.org/research/CK_NFLUniforms/NFLUnis.htm


I was musing on this cause I think the Gmen's whites are awful.

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 6:19 PM | Report abuse

First & Goal + Brandon Jacobs = 6

First & Goal + 2 passes and Barber run = 3

But I guess the reason many of these guys are in football is because math wasn't their strong suit.

Posted by: LH | January 7, 2007 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Man AFC next week is going to awesome!

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 6:21 PM | Report abuse

sfskin I agree the throwbacks are nice

Posted by: jm220 | January 7, 2007 6:23 PM | Report abuse

jm - yeah I remember when they wore them in the anniversary season and just dug them. It made swallowing Spurrier and his shenagigans a bit easier. I was even able to watch Wuerffel without cringing the whole time.

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 6:26 PM | Report abuse

I surprised "Mr." Snyder doesn't have the team wear the throwbacks at least once a season. As Yogurt once said, it's all "moichandising".

Posted by: P Diddy | January 7, 2007 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Man Law!!!! Yay! Made my day!

No baking on game day.

Posted by: P Diddy | January 7, 2007 6:36 PM | Report abuse

"Halftime project - go to the site below and take a look at the uniforms. I am such a fan of the throwback with spear helmet and gold pants."

Weekday project: come up with a new team mascot/name that will go with the spear helmet. (The Cyn Cyty Spears is not a real possibility, btw.)

Good luck - LMAO!

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 7, 2007 6:46 PM | Report abuse

COUGAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: SMACK | January 7, 2007 6:46 PM | Report abuse

And by the way:

F John Mellencamp!

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 7, 2007 6:46 PM | Report abuse

Nice work by LBM - throwing short of the sticks.

Nice punt return work, but flags are a killer.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 7, 2007 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Given the current name and mascot, Spear Chuckers wouldn't be out of the question, right?

Posted by: LH | January 7, 2007 6:51 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe that in 2007, Old Spice can still afford TV time. Come on guys really.

Posted by: SMACK | January 7, 2007 6:53 PM | Report abuse

P,

In light of the weak crop of draftable DE's, going with Pitcock might be a better way to improve the D-Line. It looks like with his personality and experiences, leadership would also be part of the package - something that seems sorely lacking on the Skins defense.

But I really dislike his name. Maybe he should consider changing it to Lance Peacock. ; )

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 7, 2007 6:55 PM | Report abuse

You are waaaaaaaaaaay out of bounds, brother.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 7, 2007 6:57 PM | Report abuse

LH - very nice.

How about the Red Lancers? That way we can keep the whole "R" thing.
And for those of you who don't know - which is probably most of you since you are normal nice folk and not history teacher dorks like me.

The Red Lancers were one of Napoleon's elite Imperial Guard units originally Dutch and then after Russia more French.

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 7:03 PM | Report abuse

The Red Lancers were one of Napoleon's elite Imperial Guard units originally Dutch and then after Russia more French.


Was that because the Dutch guys didn't run away fast enough?

Posted by: LH | January 7, 2007 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Everybody knows the Dutch don't run - they SKATE.

Red Lancers - I like it, SF. : )

(Nice history lesson, too.)

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 7, 2007 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Yeah I was waiting for the French jokes.

Bear in mind kids that without the French this country would still be singing God Save the Queen.

Hey the French had some major military chops until Prussia came along that is and well after that well they were never quite the same and neither was the rest of Europe.

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Don't bust on the Dutch loser.

Posted by: SMACK | January 7, 2007 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Now singing to Mellancamp's ditty:

Gibbs: "These are core Redskins!"

Saunders: "This is my offense!"

Grilliams: "Those are my folders!"

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 7, 2007 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Ocho Ocho - LMAO

Hey compared to the Europeans who pretty much kicked the shti out of each other for about 1000 years we are a bunch of pansies. We've always had fairly advanced technology to fight our wars. We never had to face 25,000 angry peasant with axes who figured life couldn't get any worse.

Hey my pedantic posts are a nice warm-up for going back to work/school tomorrow. Thanks guys.

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 7:14 PM | Report abuse

Typical NFC East game today - not very pretty, not very exciting.

Has anyone heard anything about the rumor of Parcells leaving Dallas and taking the Miami job?

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 7, 2007 7:19 PM | Report abuse

Try this on for size:

1st and 10 at their own 35 yard line. The Red Lancers have been letting Portis do the work for them leading to the 123 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Campbell rolls out to his right and let's it go. He's got Moss up the sidelines! Moss makes the catch at the 40 takes it to the 35, the 30, the 20, the 15, the 10 and TOUCHDOWN WASHINGTON LANCERS!!

Once again Campbell to Moss works magic for the Red Lancers who've connected for 14 TDs so far this season.

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 7:19 PM | Report abuse

But aren't those English actually the French since ole King George was a descendant of Bill from Normandy.

Posted by: LH | January 7, 2007 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Wow you are like, really smart.

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!

Posted by: SMACK | January 7, 2007 7:25 PM | Report abuse

"Lancers Skewer Their Way to Super Bowl" by Jason La Canfora

SF, I can't wait - the 2007 season can't get here fast enough! : )

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 7, 2007 7:25 PM | Report abuse

If Red Lancers is the name of the future, it would only be fitting that Snyder and company do everything possible to get Antonio Pierce back at ML.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 7, 2007 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Excuse me, IT'S THE PILLSBURY THROWBOY!!!!!!

Posted by: Jason's editor | January 7, 2007 7:29 PM | Report abuse

When is Coors going to do a split-screen commercial with Mora, Sr. on one side talking about playoffs, and Iverson on the other side talking about practice?

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 7, 2007 7:30 PM | Report abuse

No one calls timeout quite like the Pillsbury throwboy.

Posted by: Jason's editor | January 7, 2007 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Cyn - LMAO!!!

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 7, 2007 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Um actually LH not quite. Yes all the royal families in Europe are basically related but George is a Hanover from Stuarts from Tudors from Yorks who beat those descendants of the Normans in the War of the Roses. Also Normans don't consider themselves French - those are the Franks.

I know I know Smack - zzzzzz but I'm a history teacher so cut me some slack between snores. : )

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Okay I promise I'm done with the history stuff.

Hail to the Lancers
Hail victory . . .

Even the song works.

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Holy cow who put the Tabasco in the Jints jocks?

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 7:36 PM | Report abuse

When it comes to European history, SF is definitely Super-Smart.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 7, 2007 7:36 PM | Report abuse

I am really starting to like the Red Lancers name.

Cyn, I think it is about time for Jason to write an article on the Redskins controversial name, and suggest the Red Lancers as an alternative (along with all of SF's history and ideas included).

(Maybe he can noodle it while on extended break after the Super Bowl. Those long hours in Labor and Delivery need not be wasted.)

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 7, 2007 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Time for a game-winning drive by Garcia and company.

Go Iglets!

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 7, 2007 7:44 PM | Report abuse

Amazing how a little holding goes such a long way. 2nd and 30 becomes a TD.

Ugh.

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 7:44 PM | Report abuse

Nothing like a nail biter ending.

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 7:55 PM | Report abuse

YAY Iglets!!!

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 7, 2007 7:56 PM | Report abuse

Well alrighteeroo.

So who do they play CHI or NO?

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 7:57 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for clearing that up for me. I can't tell a Plantagenet from a Lancaster from a Tudor without a program.

w/r to the name: can you imagine the headaches announcers would have had if Jim Plunkett played for Washington. "He's among the great Red.. I mean players for this franchise."

Posted by: LH | January 7, 2007 7:57 PM | Report abuse

Eagles play NO

Posted by: Anonymous | January 7, 2007 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Philly goes to New Orleans; Seattle goes to Chicago.

Posted by: Jason's editor | January 7, 2007 7:58 PM | Report abuse

And good-bye Tiki.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 7, 2007 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Bye-bye, Tiki. This week, the better games were in the NFC. That figures to end next week, no?

Posted by: Jason's editor | January 7, 2007 8:00 PM | Report abuse

Most of next week's games should be better. The Bears-Seahawks came could be another ugly one. The rest should be outstanding.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 7, 2007 8:02 PM | Report abuse

And now for the best game of the day:

The GMAC Bowl, featuring Ohio University against Southern Mississippi.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 7, 2007 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Eagles v. NO should be a good match up. It's a rematch from a good game earlier this season that NO won on a FG as time expired.

Posted by: LH | January 7, 2007 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Good line up next week. Although I think Ocho is right SEA CHI will be a potential trainwreck or snoozefest.

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 8:05 PM | Report abuse

SF -

I think Bears-Seahawks will be a little of both, much like the Seahawks-Cowboys.

Grossman will be throwing interceptions; Bears' defense will probably stop the Seahawks running game.

My early prediction:

Seahawks 6, Bears 3

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 7, 2007 8:09 PM | Report abuse

Watching Coughlin on NFL Network.

So far best quote:

"I told them the lesson of the day was not to waste your timeouts."

Next best:
"I thought the game would go into overtime. I didn't think they would come down and be in a position to kick the field goal."

Really you didn't? What with over 2 minutes left?

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 8:10 PM | Report abuse

Echo the goodbyes to Tiki. Sad to see him leave the game early. Really want to see him do serious news. How much fun would it be to see Tiki interview, say, Al Gore?

My picks:
- Seattle over Chicago
- New Orleans over Philly
- Chargers over Patriots
- Colts over Ravens

I hope those AFC games are competitive...I'd love to see those teams go at it in an old fashioned slobberknocker. I might have to head down to San Diego for that game...

Posted by: P Diddy | January 7, 2007 8:11 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Al Davis will want Coughlin in Oakland next year. Fassel can be the OC.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 7, 2007 8:13 PM | Report abuse

I am pulling for the Saints. BBM will fold against the B-More.

Coughlin will be fired no later than Tuesday. Keeping my finger cross that double G goes there.

Posted by: jm220 | January 7, 2007 8:15 PM | Report abuse

jm - from your lips to Mara/Tisch ears. . .

Plus since he and Pierce are BFFs it would be great.

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 8:18 PM | Report abuse

Yeah NO all the way!

Not sure the Indy D can put up two in a row. I'm not ready to pick that one yet.

I think SD probably over NE but there is always the Brady factor.

CHI over SEA because D is better.

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 8:21 PM | Report abuse

LBM looks like a soccer player - no way he belongs in the NFL.

And it sounds like he learned his presser routine from Gibbs.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 7, 2007 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Ocho I was just thinking that I don't think LBM even wants to be playing football.
I know it was a loss but he's attitude basically seems like "eh whatever we lost eh"

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 8:24 PM | Report abuse

Ravens will win next week. And they will dedicate their victory to JLaC. (After the season he has had with the Skins, he deserves it.)

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 7, 2007 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Someone was saying that earlier in the season, SF. Saying he wanted to be playing something else instead. Racquetball, maybe?

LMAO

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 7, 2007 8:28 PM | Report abuse

Hey peeploggers next Friday on NFL Network's Americas Game it's 1991 Redskins.

Worth it if you can tivo or get someone to tivo it for you.

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 8:30 PM | Report abuse

Naturally, NFL Network cut off the presser just as Pierce was coming up to the microphone.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 7, 2007 8:30 PM | Report abuse

SF,

Was that Gibbs doing an imitation of Jack Kent Cooke???

WOW.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 7, 2007 8:32 PM | Report abuse

I wonder when that was taped. Perhaps Cooke's ghost is dogging Gibbs II.....

Posted by: Jason's editor | January 7, 2007 8:43 PM | Report abuse

Time to get out of here and start cooking sme gourmet delight.

Special note to JLaC:

Congratulations to you and Lauren on the announcement of your newest family addition. It's always good when there are siblings around, although you can expect to be referee on many occasions in the future.

And it is wonderful to have them close together: sharing experiences, going to the same schools together (mostly) when they are younger, etc.

Just remember, though, that they are also likely to be attending college at the same time. Start saving your money NOW. (My children are two years apart. Tuition for two at private colleges is definitely a financial challenge.)

And take time to enjoy them all you can while they are young. : )

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 7, 2007 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Dan Snyder should give Gibbs II the same speech?

I'm outta here. See you all tomorrow.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | January 7, 2007 8:55 PM | Report abuse

Check out the Wizards Insider. Ivan Carter, the Wizards beat writer, covered sports in KC and has some interesting observations on Saunders. He thinks ol' Al's offense isn't the problem.

Posted by: LH | January 7, 2007 9:03 PM | Report abuse

I think Tiki Barber is great all that to say. I am so glad he is done. He has torched the Skins too many times. Best wishes to him.

Posted by: calebt17 | January 7, 2007 9:18 PM | Report abuse

If you have NFL Network, you have to catch Clinton Portis's interview with Tiki Barber. Yes, I said Clinton Portis. He was pretty good although, as Deion pointed out, "You can't outbling the guest."

Posted by: Jason's editor | January 7, 2007 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Bobby Petrino to coach the Atlanta Falcons.

Posted by: calebt17 | January 7, 2007 9:20 PM | Report abuse

calebt17 it just came across ESPN news. Who is this guy?

Posted by: jm220 | January 7, 2007 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Former Louisville coach....He has always been rumored for NFL jobs every year and he always tells people he isn't leaving but I guess for the Falcons why not.

Posted by: calebt17 | January 7, 2007 9:26 PM | Report abuse

hey everyone, thanks for the congrats. Got a few months to go and I have a lot of stuff to get to get ready for the BTBNL (baby to be named later).

dealer, I was already pretty much in a state of perpetual fear about how we were going to handle 2 little ones in a two bedroom home with daddy working ridiculous hours .. and now you have taken my fear to DEFCON levels.

as for my, em, privates, Chloe has only inadvertently busted me in the stugots once, but i imagine i have a bevvy of kicks to the crotch to look forward to in the future. you guys are killing me. if there was any alcohol left in this house i would be pounding it right now.

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | January 7, 2007 9:39 PM | Report abuse

At first, I thought it was Rick Pitino and I kind of liked that. Then I realized it was Bobby Petrino and was mystified. They are giving him four years at $24 million -- dudes and dudettes, that is Gibbs money!!!
Maybe Coach Joe should go on strike.

Posted by: Jason's editor | January 7, 2007 9:41 PM | Report abuse

JlaC:

please point out if you can in your comparison w/ that raves, the types of dysfunction that are endemic to all nfl teams, but take a back seat when teams are winning. . .

Like P said, any organization not made up of robots is going to have some level of dissension and dysfuntion . . .

Posted by: skinsfan@8KaboveMSL | January 7, 2007 9:43 PM | Report abuse

Good news (for me at least) - eagles advance in the playoffs

Bad news (for all in the NFC East) - second jm220; Tom Coughlin gone NLT tuesday. one less albatross around the gints necks

Predictions-

AFC: good games
NFC:

1. Bears beat down the SeaChickens in what may be the worst playoff game in the last 30 years
2. Saints beat the Eagles in a high scoring nail biter. Eagles porous run D finally bites them in the butt; 8 men in the box strategy is exploited by Drew Brees, Marcus Colston and Joe Horn as Saints drive down in the waning minutes of the game to score the clinching points, beat the Bears handily, and advance to the Super Bowl.

Hope I'm wrong, but that's how I see it.

Adam

Posted by: EaglesFan | January 7, 2007 9:46 PM | Report abuse

The "Red Lancers" with retro outfits is money.

Take notes Mr. $nyder. sfskin gets royalties!

Posted by: disappointed | January 7, 2007 9:48 PM | Report abuse

Iggles are in big trouble if Lito Sheppard can't play and Andy Reid sez that, right now, it doesn't look good...dislocated elbow.

Posted by: Jason's editor | January 7, 2007 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Damn that is a lot of money for a college coach. What the hell is Cower going to get when he comes back to coach? (and you know he will)

Can some crazy team (other than the "Red Lancers") name double G their head coach?

Posted by: jm220 | January 7, 2007 9:54 PM | Report abuse

maybe the gints will replace one albatross (TC) with another (double G).

dare to dream!

Adam

Posted by: EaglesFan | January 7, 2007 9:55 PM | Report abuse

JM, you seem to think that if you keep saying that, it will happen.
:)
I'm out of here. Manana, gang.

Posted by: Jason's editor | January 7, 2007 9:56 PM | Report abuse

PS Cyn, why do you have to ruin my really good buzz with the Lito Sheppard news? My hopes for a noble defeat at NO are sinking by the minute

Adam

Posted by: EaglesFan | January 7, 2007 9:58 PM | Report abuse

At some point, the typical Dallas fans are going to realize that all the trash they talk amounts to a ton of bad karma.
(And by 'typical Dallas' fan I mean the pathetic BOOFER-type that live in a Redskins market, probably never even visited Dallas, knows relatively little about football, cheers for other front-runner teams like the Yankees, Notre Dame or Miami, etc, and is only a Dallas fan because his family and friends--who he can't live up to--are Redskins fans, so he picks a glamour team like Dallas to feel better about himself)
But I guess, if typical Dallas fans stop being, well, typical Dallas fans, we wouldn't have any team to dislike... and it sure felt great watching the ending of that game last night, didn't it?!

Posted by: NWO4LIFE | January 7, 2007 10:12 PM | Report abuse

I know Gibbs has been a failure, but Parcells certainly has been at best, a disappointment. He's just 2 games over .500 over 4 years in Dallas.
Year 1: Did not have a winning record against ANY team over .500, but still made the playoffs and got beat on the road in round 1.
Years 2 and 3: Losing record of 15-17. Year 4: Only beat 1 team with a winning record (the Colts in Dallas, and the Colts were .500 on the road this year), and get beat on the road in round 1 (this time against a team with out half it's o-line, best WR out of the game, and both corners out)
As J-La says, that's not progress, folks!

Posted by: Parcells ain't much better | January 7, 2007 10:18 PM | Report abuse

Jason,current NewYorker has piece by Adam Gopnik on NFL calling Snyder "obnoxious".Don't believe you've used that word but most of us would agree.

Posted by: old vermontskinfan | January 7, 2007 10:32 PM | Report abuse

vermont - if the adjective fits ...

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | January 7, 2007 10:37 PM | Report abuse

sfskin, i missed the rainbow warrior's heroics...most of them. :(

only saw the first quarter i think.

also sfskin i really wish we could blaw "Red Lancers" into a substitue for skins!

adam, rember that the skins beat NO at NO. WITH carlos rogers playing at CB!!!! so have no fear JJ is here. if double G can do it with scrubs, i have no doubt JJ can too.

it would be kinda sad to see them go 1 and out though. the saints im talking about. but even if they were to win, SEA has to beat CHI at CHI...[with that D/DB's? Bernard Berrian's going to eat them alive. ]...for the saints to get another game at home. i'm thinking the "smart" money's going towards the iggles. smack?

Watching Coughlin on NFL Network.
So far best quote:
"I told them the lesson of the day was not to waste your timeouts."

WoW!!!!!!!!!

and i was listening to the game on the radio and they kept saying "false start on tom coughlin's son in-law" "coach's son in-law moved again" over and over! i think he did it twice in a row and 3 times the whole game. ummmm i guess he's going to be out of a job too then.

jason, i rather have you at DEFCON right now than when the baby comes. :)

lisa, i hope you made it to the other side fine. and your iggles won! ;)

Chicago over SEA (hassleback looked stupid and i don't see stephens and his other receivers making those catches against real NFL safeties)

Iggles over Saints (sorry guys! but rainbow warrior's on a mission.)

Bmore over Indy (only pick i'm going with heart cuz my brain says to pick indy cuz the football gods want or Jason to "come home"...)

New England over San Diego (can NOT go against tom brady and ohh the gators! rember what the ol bal coach said "sun will shine on the gators wherever they go" or something like that...)

and guys i'll let you know when i start wearing a cup. one more hit and i'm going to Dick's! (wow! what a ko-inky-dink!)

Posted by: dealer | January 7, 2007 10:38 PM | Report abuse

I hereby make a solemn vow and promise to my fellow regular Insiders (except Boofer):

If and when Mr Daniel Snyder decides to change the name of his NFL franchise from the Washington Redskins to the Washington Red Lancers and bring the retro uniforms back. When his lawyers let it be known that the idea first manifested itself on the Redskins Insider blog and they agree to pay me the blogger known as sfskin the appropriate amount of "Redskin" now "Lancer" compensation. Then I shall invite and treat all my fellow regular Redskins Insider bloggers who are deemed worthy by Jason La Canfora and Cyn Cyty to an all expense paid trip to a "Red Lancers" game chosen by the bloggers. This trip will include tickets for excellent seats, transportation to and from the stadium, hotel accomodations and the best food and drink money can buy and of course a new Red Lancer jersey of the player of their choice.
Signed this date January 7, 2007

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 10:39 PM | Report abuse

Parcells, "we're not *that* much worse than Dallas" isn't exactly a where I want us to be.

Gibbs is 17-6 in the playoffs; just to have 6 losses is a statement, but that winning % is very high. That's why we still hope.

And Brady is becoming the Tiger Woods of Pro football -- calm, cool, and collected because he is that much better than everyone else. Even though he can't win every game, it's such an advantage to know that you've always got a chance.

Posted by: cload and daggar | January 7, 2007 10:41 PM | Report abuse

sfskin, you couldn't have read my comment and written all that in a reply?! no way! i refuse to believe people can post a comment in less than 1 line per minute.

Posted by: dealer | January 7, 2007 10:46 PM | Report abuse

The smack downs between 4th and JLA were cause for a chuckle. I think MV Dame should have credited boofer with a blog award for 2006 and also an honorable mention for John from Herndon. Pub Golf had to get some kind of recognition for all the waaay inside jokes that nobody got.

Deep Cover, whomever it was, brought some intrigue (at hands of Friend then JLA) to an otherwise lame situation.

P-Diddy sort of fell apart with the Devil wore Prada stuff... guy card permanently revoked.

Obviously, the whole thing would have been cooler if the skins had been winning.

PS, I don't care if they trade Portis if it means they will win and the defense can get back to respectability.

Posted by: Harbinger | January 7, 2007 10:48 PM | Report abuse

Then I realized it was Bobby Petrino and was mystified. They are giving him four years at $24 million -- dudes and dudettes, that is Gibbs money!!!

that much money for THAT coach! no wonder cowher wants $7 mil per...

and actually that's more than gibbs money. cuz pitirno's(WHO?) being hired as a coach.

if this doesn't work you gotta fire rich mckay. no?

Posted by: dealer | January 7, 2007 10:54 PM | Report abuse

did you know that cam cameran was a QB coach for the skins? so that makes cam cameran and mike martz...to come from norv's tree of coaches? :p

Posted by: dealer | January 7, 2007 11:01 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations, Jason. just remember when you start to wonder how you're going to handle [whatever the crisis of the moment is] that the little rugrats are virtually indestructible.
We've been doing this for thousands of years, and still no operator's manual. As we say in the computer biz, documentation is overrated.

Posted by: cload and daggar | January 7, 2007 11:10 PM | Report abuse

Well kids I must sign off and get stuff together for the return tomorrow.

I will miss being able to spend hours and hours on the blog and reduce it only to hours.

Go Saints!

Hail to the Red Lancers!

Posted by: sfskin | January 7, 2007 11:14 PM | Report abuse

You have to compile a list of QBs that Cam Cameron has had a hand in developing:
Jim Harbaugh
Elvis Grbac
Todd Collins
Brian Griese
Gus Frerotte
Heath Shuler
John Friesz
Antwaan Randle El
Drew Brees
Philip Rivers

An impressive list, but the thing that jumps out at me is that he was able to take a no-talent QB like Heath Shuler and turn him into a congressman.

there's talent, and then there's talent.

Posted by: cload and daggar | January 8, 2007 12:45 AM | Report abuse

You have to compile a list of QBs that Cam Cameron has had a hand in developing:
Jim Harbaugh
Elvis Grbac
Todd Collins
Brian Griese
Gus Frerotte
Heath Shuler
John Friesz
Antwaan Randle El
Drew Brees
Philip Rivers

An impressive list, yes, but the most impressive thing is that he was able to take a no-talent like Heath Shuler and turn him into a congressman.

There's talent, and then there's talent.

Posted by: cload and daggar | January 8, 2007 12:48 AM | Report abuse

Is it really a lance though? It seems more like a spear than a lance.

Or is spear un-PC?

Posted by: LWC | January 8, 2007 2:23 AM | Report abuse

I just have to say how sweet it was to see how the Cowpokes EFFed up the easy field goal and two times came one yard away from winning. It's THIS close to the feeling of a skins win. And if Boofhead is reading - it's better than a Skins win!!!

It's great to see that the whole Cowpukes season was short by a whole yard. :-)

Posted by: charlie | January 8, 2007 5:29 PM | Report abuse

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