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The 200k Barrier Falls

Greetings, feeps (fubball peeps)! I don't know exactly how this happened -- well, really, I do; you guys "post comments," the community "grows," alcohol is "consumed" -- and next thing you know, a Boren ultimatum is toast. This time, there was no matum -- ulti, penulti or otherwise that I remember (I'm killing braincells on vaca, so I cannot be held accountable).
At any rate, I am delighted to announce that the 200,000 barrier has been broken. You guys have Chuck Yaegered it! We're at 200,094, so it happened sometime yesterday (during Italy-Spain? If you drink enough and squint, you can almost imagine it's fubball.....). Congrats to you all -- you are absolutely fabulous.

Back to vac, but I leave you with some words from George Carlin, now late but still great. It's worth rereading his riff on bezball vs. fubball (even tho he is wrong...):

"In football the object is for the quarterback, also known as the field general, to be on target with his aerial assault, riddling the defense by hitting his receivers with deadly accuracy in spite of the blitz, even if he has to use a shotgun. With short bullet passes and long bombs, he marches his troops into enemy territory, balancing this aerial assault with a sustained ground attack that punches holes in the forward wall of the enemy's defensive line.

In baseball the object is to go home! And to be safe! I hope I'll be safe at home!"

By Cindy Boren  |  June 23, 2008; 11:21 AM ET
 
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Have a great vaca Cindy!

Posted by: Redcoat | June 23, 2008 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Alex35332 is me.

Posted by: 200095 | June 23, 2008 11:41 AM | Report abuse

i realize he has a horse face and speaks like he has a mouth full of marbles but really no shot for shannon sharpe to make the HOF?

3 rings, 4 times all pro and 8 pro bowls.

Posted by: | June 23, 2008 11:40 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | June 23, 2008 11:43 AM | Report abuse

3 rings, 4 times all pro and 8 pro bowls.

Sounds close to Monk's number. I dunno how hard it is for a TE to get in though vs other spots. Sharpe changed the way the position was looked at I think and that would be worth something.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 23, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse

The Truth laughs - ha ha ha!

Posted by: The Truth | June 23, 2008 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Thanks, 'Coat! Am rehabbing the thumb so that I'll be ready for camp. I have to fight the temptation to come back too quickly. Oh, no, wait. That's Tiger Woods.

Posted by: Cindy | June 23, 2008 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Sharpe is good value for the HOF, when did he retire? Maybe having your face on the TV all the time doesn't really help...

Posted by: Redcoat | June 23, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Your injury makes you sound more like Jansen - from a thumb-related perspective only, of course - than Tiger.

Do they make you wear a brace on that nail, or is it growing back yet? :)

Posted by: Redcoat | June 23, 2008 11:56 AM | Report abuse

I told you it couldn't wait until Monday!

Posted by: cload & daggar | June 23, 2008 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Enjoy your vacation Cindy.

RC,

Yeah I was suprised that Italy played anti-football for much of the match. The result was a fair one. Can't win em all and we always do poorly in the Euro's for some reason.

A buddy of mine worked out with Stumpy Mitchell the other day and said he was a good guy and excited at the prospects for this year.

Posted by: Skinz | June 23, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

The spirit of 'catenaccio' lives on Skinz.

I don't get that they won't try to win games for fear of losing and then often end up missing out anyway. They need to try to attack a little harder.

Either that or find the best penalty coach in the world and put them on a permanent retainer!

Posted by: Redcoat | June 23, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Yes, I thought we had done away with catenaccio but i guess not. I did think Andy Gray was his typical Italian hating self. he had a point on many comments but hardly sounded neutral to me.

I agree on the PK's as well. The only teams with worse PK records than Italy are England and the Dutch. None of those teams should look for PK's.

Ah well, I'm over it.

Posted by: Skinz | June 23, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Andy Gray's a Scot, what do you expect Skinz? They've never had a successful National team, ever, so they aren't fond of countries that have!

Posted by: Redcoat | June 23, 2008 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Good call on Sharpe, anonymous. I knew there was somebody on that Ravens O other than Jamal Lewis who "mattered." But I think he'd go into the hall as a Bronco, so maybe he doesn't count.

I have these dudes going in at some point to represent the Ravens:
Ogden
Ray-Ray
Ed Reed

And now I'm done talking about the Ravens. That was more than enough.

F the Ravens

F them especially on December 7, a date that will live in infamy among Ravens faithful after the Skins utterly embarrass them at the M&T House of Usher, or whatever their building is called.

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 23, 2008 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Hooray for 200k.

Thanks for the new post whilst on vacation, Cyn City.

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 23, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

One Word, and One Word only :

BONG!

Posted by: BigMurf08 | June 23, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Thanks, Nate. I've missed you guys.

Posted by: Cindy | June 23, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse

You are a waste of skin.

Posted by: Redcoat | June 23, 2008 11:25 AM

You're a waste of conception. Papa should've dubbed up on the rubbers, and your mama should've had her tubes tied.

In fact you're just waste in general.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 23, 2008 12:21 PM | Report abuse

I'm thinking Ogden and Ray Ray. I believe Ed Reed could get there but he's only at 3 Pro Bowls I believe and no rings. Only 8 Safeties have ever been selected as well. He's certainly got the talent but probably needs quite a few more Pro Bowls.

Posted by: Skinz | June 23, 2008 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, Cindy, I'll bet you missed those sterling literary classics such as the one above...

Posted by: cload & daggar | June 23, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Only 8 Safeties have ever been selected as well.

Posted by: Skinz | June 23, 2008 12:22 PM

Is safety just too unglamo(u)rous a position?

Posted by: Redcoat | June 23, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Shannon Sharpe, annoying as he is on NFL Today, will probably get in based upon his numbers alone. I do believe he broke nearly all of the tight end receiving records that there were to break, and as someone mentioned earlier, somewhat redefined the role. I think most of the records he broke were Ozzie Newsome's, who was everybody's choice for 1st ballot hofer back when. Sharpe's not necessarily a 1st ballot guy, but he will end up in there sometime I am sure.....and will more than likely go in as a Bronco.

Posted by: dlhaze | June 23, 2008 12:31 PM | Report abuse

I dunno RC, I do expect more to go in now. I think in the Past it wasn't as impactful a position and many great athletes were converted to LB or CB from safety. I think with the Reids, STs and all the rest as well as defensive coords bringing pressure from all over the great athletes are going the safety route while CB is being minimized.(relatively)

Posted by: Skinz | June 23, 2008 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Yikes my post made my eyes bleed.

I think Reid and ST. were great athletes. DC's like williams who apply pressure from all over also make Safety a more important cog while CB's aren't as much a premium cover corner guy anymore.

DL,

I agree. I believe Sharpe is a shoe-in but will go in as a bronco.

Posted by: Skinz | June 23, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

The Truth finds it disturbing that a killer will get into the Hall of Fame.

Posted by: The Truth | June 23, 2008 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Rod Woodson's in already, right? Besides him, the only safety of recent times that I can think of that will more than likely get in (IMO) would be John Lynch. Close 2nd would be Brian Dawkins and maybe (big maybe) Rodney Harrison......

Posted by: dlhaze | June 23, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse

There is already a murderer in the HOF. Oh nm O.J. was acquited.

Posted by: Skinz | June 23, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

There is no question safety is playing a bigger role than it has in the past.

Posted by: jm220 | June 23, 2008 1:00 PM | Report abuse

I don't think Rod Woodson is in yet and I thin he'd go in as a corner. He switched to saftey later on in his career. He would get in based on his play at corner alone.

Maybe they'll just list him as a Defensive Back.

Posted by: etrod | June 23, 2008 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Skinz beet me on OJ

Posted by: 35332 | June 23, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

I cant get on the HOF site but there are people who get listed at 2 positions, also when did the Safty become a defined spot? For a long time wouldn't they all have been DB's?

Posted by: 35332 | June 23, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

If OJ commited those murders then Columbus didn't discover America.

Fair enough?

Posted by: Anonymous | June 23, 2008 1:16 PM | Report abuse

I don't think Rod Woodson is in yet and I thin he'd go in as a corner. He switched to saftey later on in his career. He would get in based on his play at corner alone.

Maybe they'll just list him as a Defensive Back.

Posted by: etrod | June 23, 2008 1:10 PM

What did Ronnie Lott go in as? He played both as well, although is better known for his play as a safety.....

Posted by: dlhaze | June 23, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse

I thought the Vikings discovered America in the 10th or 11th century anyway?

Posted by: Redcoat | June 23, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

I meant 'discovered' from a European perspective, of course.

Posted by: Redcoat | June 23, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

If OJ commited those murders then Columbus didn't discover America.

Fair enough?

Posted by: | June 23, 2008 1:16 PM

I think that all people regarless of race could agree to that deal.

Posted by: 35332 | June 23, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

I thought Amerigo Vespucci discovered America. The mainland at least.

Posted by: Skinz | June 23, 2008 1:27 PM | Report abuse

I am proud to have contributed exactly 2 posts in the race to 200k. That's .01%. I rock!

Posted by: Shock | June 23, 2008 1:27 PM | Report abuse

"In football the object is for the quarterback, also known as the field general, to be on target with his aerial assault, riddling the defense by hitting his receivers with deadly accuracy in spite of the blitz, even if he has to use a shotgun. With short bullet passes and long bombs, he marches his troops into enemy territory, balancing this aerial assault with a sustained ground attack that punches holes in the forward wall of the enemy's defensive line.

In baseball the object is to go home! And to be safe! I hope I'll be safe at home!"

By Cindy Boren | June 23, 2008; 11:21 AM ET

That may be the most words George Carlin put together at one time without a single bleep!

Posted by: Sir Anonymous the Great | June 23, 2008 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Hey Shock. How you doin. Thanks for your hard work :-)

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 23, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Woodson is not in for one reason. Not yet eligible. I think he is on the next ballot, but not sure. Most likely, he is a first ballot guy. Something like 10 Pro Bowls. I think #28 was better at shutdown, Woodson was more physical. Like #28, he played at a high level for a long time

Lott went in on 1st ballot. He was only a CB for his rookie year, I think.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | June 23, 2008 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Loved Carlin's Catholic School rif. The priest who worked confessional so fast you could 'see the line move'. Great stuff

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | June 23, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Make sure you all go out and pick up my book if you haven't already titled "When I Did It", wait, wait I mean "If I Did It."

Got to head out and recoup some of my sports memorobilia from some ahole. Where's my sh*t?

Posted by: OJ | June 23, 2008 1:42 PM | Report abuse

In honor of George Carlin:

Here's a partial score
Stanford 29

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | June 23, 2008 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Shock rocks, it's true. Met him at the Shibangus. Dude has now doubled his number of posts. He's turned into a real extrovert since the shabingus!

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 23, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

re: discovering America

Never have so many missed something by so much and still got naming rights.

Posted by: cload & daggar | June 23, 2008 2:03 PM | Report abuse

IMUS AT IT AGAIN

Posted by Mike Florio on June 23, 2008, 1:31 p.m.

Less than 15 months after losing his gig on WFAN and MSNBC for making racially charged comments regarding the Rutgers women's basketball team, radio icon Don Imus has danced dangerously close to, and arguably over, the line again.

On Monday, Imus had the following exchange with Warner Wolf:

Wolf: "Defensive back Adam 'Pacman' Jones, recently signed by the Cowboys. Here's a guy suspended all of 2007 following a shooting in a Vegas night club."

Imus: "Well, stuff happens. You're in a night club, for God's sake. What do you think's gonna happen in a night club? People are drinking, they're doing drugs. There are women there, and people have guns. So, there, go ahead."

Wolf: "He's also been arrested six times since being drafted by Tennessee in 2005."

Imus: "What color is he?"

Wolf: "He's African-American."

Imus: "Well, there you go. Now we know."

Last time around, the comments represented a partial effort at humor. This time around, it was a matter-of-face statement, with no chuckles, yuks, tee-hees, or ha's. As we see it, if the comment wasn't overtly and blatantly racist, then what the hell was it?

Maybe we're wrong on this one. Even so, it was nothing short of stoopid to fly so close to the flame that already burned him once.

Here's the audio. PFT Planet, what say you about this one?

UPDATE: A few readers have suggested that Imus was referring to a belief that African-Americans are more likely to be arrested because of police profiling. Reading the transcript might possibly cause a reasonable person to perhaps think that; listening to the audio tends to (in our opinion) rule out any positive spin that could be placed on this one. Besides, if Imus was trying to make a broader social comment regarding the question of whether black men are more likely to be arrested because of their race, he needs to offer up something more substantive than, "There you go. Now we know." Especially in light of the Rutgers thing.

Posted by: 4th via PFT | June 23, 2008 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Agreed, Shock was good people. Unlike those jerks who were making fun of the Giants Outfielders... Wait that was all of us.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 23, 2008 2:13 PM | Report abuse

BTW here was the full 08 list of possable HOF, I am guessing a handful of these guys will go in for 09. I hear that Bruce Smith is a first ballot 09 but most the other names may not make it this year, especally looking at who is still left over from last year.
http://www.profootballhof.com/enshrinement/story.jsp?story_id=2582

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 23, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

I was reading the last post.

Strahan does not belong in the HOF. There are 2 guys ahead of him (Kevin Greene is one of them) that aren't even in. Why should Strahan get in? Because he kissed the media's butt?

Posted by: 4th | June 23, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Ahead in all-time sacks, that is........

Posted by: 4th | June 23, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Is Bruce the other?

Posted by: 35332 | June 23, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

I think Rod Woodson, Tim Brown and Bruce Smith are all first ballot this coming year ... and all likely to get in. Brown gets in because he not only was a great WR, but also a top 5 returner. Smith, 4 SB plus all time sack leader. Woodson was best DB not named Darrell Green or Deion Sanders. And he did it a lot longer than Deion.

Cris Carter is also on the ballot and while he didn't get in his first year, I'd be pretty shocked if he got passed over again.

Not a lot of slots left for Russ Grimm.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | June 23, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse

+++Favre is a lock and I agree somewhat with the Truth that he's overrated.++++--Etrod

The Truth requires a week in sickbay for a hangnail and says Favre is overrated? And YOU agree?

Jaysus, they should require licenses for people to have a sports opinion.

Not that I'm a rocket surgeon, but some things are so simple even simpletons should understand.

Ted Williams could hit.

Sandy Koufax could pitch.

Vince Lombardi could coach.

Joe Louis could punch.

Michael Jordan could hoop.

Brett Favre could ball.

Posted by: Corkczar | June 23, 2008 2:49 PM

Posted by: Corkczar | June 23, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Columbus "discovered" America? The way I hear it, there were already people here when he arrived.

Posted by: dcsween | June 23, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

I think the sack leader list is Smith, Reggie White, Kevin Greene, Chris Doleman and then Strahan.

By the way, the best D lineman to retire this season was Bryant Young in SF.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | June 23, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

http://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2007/07/31/george-carlin-who-owns-you-video/

Here is a great Carlin bit. The video seemed edited but the audio is fine.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 23, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

The way I hear it, there were already people here when he arrived.

Posted by: dcsween | June 23, 2008 2:52 PM

Pedant.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 23, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

I'm in the Favre is overrated group. HOF? No doubt. But he did throw a crazy number of terrible passes and had a ton of brain freezes.

Still, he is the only guy that could make a strong throw while going backwards which let him do things no one else could ... and so bailed his team out a ton of times. Great QB. Top 10 all time? Probably. Tough as nails. But overrated.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | June 23, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

XXXXX=======
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I have planted my flag here on your blog, this I have discovered it in the name of the Queen of the United States of America.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 23, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

The man holds the record for the most conecutive starts at QB. And he was better then 50% of the other QB's starting on his worst day.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 23, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Eh, I think the media over did it with their love affair with Favre. Whether or not he was overrated....the numbers speak for themselves. I don't think overrated is the right word. Overloved? Overhyped, Overexposed. Something like that.

Posted by: Skinz | June 23, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

"overloved" thats perfect for Farve.

"overexposed" somewhat, but definetly overloved.

Nicely done skinz

Posted by: Greg | June 23, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

The way I hear it, there were already people here when he arrived.

Posted by: dcsween | June 23, 2008 2:52 PM

Pedant.

Posted by: | June 23, 2008 2:55 PM

At this point I should transcribe the whole Eddie Izzard "the British conquered the world with the cunning use of flags" routine, as I'm too lazy, here's a link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEx5G-GOS1k

British: Do you have a flag?
Indigenous: Well, no.
British: Ah I see. No flag, no country!!

It worked for us!

Posted by: Redcoat | June 23, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Question RC, I have a big stick with a coupple carvings, some feathers and folk art on it, can that count as a flag?

Posted by: 35332 | June 23, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Or - mebbe NOT be safe at HOME.

I had to chase muggers off a 78 yr. old man in my front yard on saTURDay.

How'z by youz?

Posted by: The AMAZING Dik Shuttle of the Fabulous ShuttleLOUNGE | June 23, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Are you kidding Dik? Hopefully you got in some 'justice' while you were at it.

Hate cowards...

Posted by: Greg | June 23, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

I don't know why everyone is so homophLobic around here...

[:-|

It's ok, I'm sLophomoric

Posted by: Dik | June 23, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Thats so weird I was in the middle of mugging some old dude when a crazed looking guy in a smoking jacket holding a brandy snifter attacked me.

Posted by: alex35332 | June 23, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

All kidding assid Good job The AMAZING Dik Shuttle of the Fabulous ShuttleLOUNGE

Posted by: 35332 | June 23, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Over exposed? What is the right level of exposure. for that answer, we turn today's news

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/jun/23/colorado-hiker-uses-sports-bra-send-sos-alps/

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | June 23, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

lmao, guys.

Aside from the my physical inability to chase after a bunch of young hoodlums, I thot it might be best to make sure the victim was alright. He's ok though - so that's good.

Cops say they caught someone... I couldn't ID anyone, though. Mebbe the victim can.

Alex, I'll get you that 20$ back asap. Turns out she really WAS 19!! Can you believe it?!

hahahahahaha.

Posted by: Dik | June 23, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Nice job dik.

Posted by: Greg | June 23, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

I have a big stick with a coupple carvings, some feathers and folk art on it, can that count as a flag?

Posted by: 35332 | June 23, 2008 3:16 PM

sorry, if your culture doesn't have the concept of 'ownership' regarding land, you can't play this game!

Posted by: Redcoat | June 23, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

I think the sack leader list is Smith, Reggie White, Kevin Greene, Chris Doleman and then Strahan.

By the way, the best D lineman to retire this season was Bryant Young in SF.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | June 23, 2008 2:52 PM

So, how does Strahan get in before Doleman and Greene. Greene was a beast during my teenage years and was more of a force than Strahan ever was......

So was Dexter Manley.....

Posted by: Anonymous | June 23, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

I have a big stick with a coupple carvings, some feathers and folk art on it, can that count as a flag?

Posted by: 35332 | June 23, 2008 3:16 PM

sorry, if your culture doesn't have the concept of 'ownership' regarding land, you can't play this game!

Posted by: Redcoat | June 23, 2008 3:30 PM

But, you might, maybe, be able to trade it for some bonus points...

Posted by: John D in Houston | June 23, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

I'd recommend against getting involved with "anything" bonus point related.

Posted by: Greg | June 23, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Its been 15 minutes since I posted the link to the woman who uses a 36DD bra to get herself rescued and we're still talking bonus points, sack rankings and who planted whose flag where ... no bonus points for todays blog ...

Posted by: Anonymous | June 23, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Whats this I hear about the ability to trade RI bonus points for Nat's Insider bonus points at a rat of 4-1? I mean the Nat's are bad but not that bad..

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 23, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Its been 15 minutes since I posted the link to the woman who uses a 36DD bra to get herself rescued and we're still talking bonus points, sack rankings and who planted whose flag where ... no bonus points for todays blog ...

Posted by: | June 23, 2008 3:43 PM

well come on who here does not run into that situation every month or so.

A woman took her top off everyone! Someone send our best reporter on that story ASAP. Where is Jason LaCanfora when we need him! Seriously if I had a dolar.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 23, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Anon posts get ignored.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 23, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 35332 | June 23, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

The Truth would like to thank Corkzar for not getting childing and personal when discussing sports. The Truth won't note the irony of his comments.


The Truth notes that Favre is the Iron Man of football, which is note HoF worthy in his opinion. The Truth notes that Favre had a long career and is not too impressed by that.

Posted by: The Truth | June 23, 2008 3:51 PM | Report abuse

People who refer to themselves in the third person are not to be trusted.

Posted by: Skinz | June 23, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: The Truth | June 23, 2008 3:51 PM

Way to kill a discussion. Again.

Posted by: Redcoat | June 23, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Bob Dole

Posted by: Bob Dole | June 23, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

RC - Keep my spot Reserved........

Posted by: 4th | June 23, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

The Truth is funny. My advice is keep posting. This Red(Douchebag) is just a hater. The crap he'll post will only be funny and or interesting to those who he can relate to.

you get the picture right, redrag. tell the cronies to fall back. tell them you're your own man, and can stand alone. and finally tell them you've had your physical for the year. no need for them to hold your nads, you know?

again we won the war, you prick. stop try to force your hand in everything, assbag.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 23, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: | June 23, 2008 4:09 PM

I have nothing to say to you sonny. Come back when your voice has broken.

Posted by: Redcoat | June 23, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Way to kill a discussion. Again.

Posted by: Redcoat | June 23, 2008 4:01 PM

Could we just simply kill you? For the first time?

assface.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 23, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

The Truth is funny. My advice is keep posting. This Red(Douchebag) is just a hater. The crap he'll post will only be funny and or interesting to those who he can relate to.

you get the picture right, redrag. tell the cronies to fall back. tell them you're your own man, and can stand alone. and finally tell them you've had your physical for the year. no need for them to hold your nads, you know?


again we won the war, you prick. stop try to force your hand in everything, assbag.

Posted by: | June 23, 2008 4:09 PM

Lol says the guy who posts on Anon

Posted by: Skinz | June 23, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Ease off those roids Anon.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 23, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

So, apparently all the anons need to 'co-sign' for The Truth then. I thought all you "Internet tough boys" don't do that?

Have your fun. I'll be here when your playtime is over and mom calls you back in.

4:09 anon, I'd hate to be your 3rd grade history teacher with your shaky grasp of reality....

Posted by: Redcoat | June 23, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

I love it when my fellow americans go after a brit with "we won the war"

I cant wait to be on a blog some day and have some Vietnamiese or North Korean person say that to one of us.

Posted by: alex35332 | June 23, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

But that would be "Ree run the roar".

Posted by: Truthbag | June 23, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Didn't the Rock talk like the truth? For some reason I always picture the rock when reading the truth........

Posted by: 4th | June 23, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

4th I think you need to apologise to Rock.

Posted by: 35332 | June 23, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Alex, Skinz, much as I appreciate the support, let's not dignify them any further by responding.

I wish I could be a little better at practicing ITA. And The Truth, I'll get off my soapbox with you, post away to your heart's content. I worked with someone who talked about themselves in the 3rd person and that made it one of my pet peeves, but that doesn't mean it should also apply to you.

Posted by: Redcoat | June 23, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

But that would be "Ree run the roar".

Posted by: Truthbag | June 23, 2008 4:23 PM

Too funny!

Posted by: Anon | June 23, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Wait, after Get Smart he officially droped The Rock, he is now Dwayne Johnson. Just like how Adam Jones is just Adam Jones.

Posted by: 35332 | June 23, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Hulk sad.

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 23, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Anyone see Get Smart yet? Any good?

Posted by: Redcoat | June 23, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Adam will still let his teamates and mother call him Pacman, though....

Posted by: 4th | June 23, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

4th, got your message earlier. Of course I'll hold that place open for you.

Posted by: Redcoat | June 23, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

I smell like Casey Rabach's arse.

Posted by: JC's finger | June 23, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Truthbag | June 23, 2008 4:23 PM

Posted by: Anon | June 23, 2008 4:26 PM

Pathetic.

Posted by: Disgusted | June 23, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: JC's finger | June 23, 2008 4:36 PM

Totally pathetic.

Posted by: Disgusted | June 23, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

http://www.redskins.com/news/newsDetail.jsp?id=36403

Interesting piece on Malcolm Kelly. You would have never seen Westbrook involved in anything like that. Hopefully it's a sign that Kelly has his head screwed on right.

Posted by: tlpskins | June 23, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Curzon417 | June 23, 2008 5:08 PM | Report abuse

RE; Link above - the writer refers to the 'Skins colors as Scarlett and Gold...

Posted by: John D in Houston | June 23, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Who's to say what the team's colors are, anyway, John? I mean, it's a subjective thing, right?

We each look at the uniform and see something different... from the casual fan on up to the head coach.

That's just one more reason why rooting for the crimson and canary is so special.

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 23, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

"Crimson and canary".

Priceless.

Posted by: P Diddy | June 23, 2008 6:08 PM | Report abuse

Anyone see Get Smart yet? Any good?

Posted by: Redcoat | June 23, 2008 4:30 PM

Yes. I did. If you respect it for what it is its good. It's different from the original show in many respects. That said SC and AH are great together. The guy who plays Chief is brilliant. But don't look for Steve to try and be Don.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 23, 2008 6:56 PM | Report abuse

Curry and Saffron

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 23, 2008 7:03 PM | Report abuse

Mahogony and Sunbeam

Posted by: etrod | June 23, 2008 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Not to be confused with the Green Curry and Saffron of the Green Bay Curries

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 23, 2008 7:11 PM | Report abuse

By the way oh hell ya on Thomas picking jersey no 11 and Kelly at 12.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 23, 2008 7:55 PM | Report abuse

I guess No 13, is still free for me :)

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 23, 2008 8:18 PM | Report abuse

Pedantry ... it's not just annoying, its congenital.

http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/2008/05/12/99-grammar/

Posted by: dcsween | June 23, 2008 9:54 PM | Report abuse

****Andre Carter is the closest thing to a star player the unit has. While he did not have what I would call a Pro Bowl caliber season in 2007, I will say that any player who wore a star on the side of his helmet and who posted 10.5 sacks and four forced fumbles would have been flying to Hawaii in February.*********
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/31950-Washington-Redskins-D-Line-Remains-a-Blue-Collar-Group

Have to agree with this statement. The girls had all those pro-bowlers because of who they are, not because they deserved them. Especially at the safety position.

Posted by: Curzon417 | June 23, 2008 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Is nobody else bothered by the apparent incoherence of the blog post and ensuing, ostensibly unrelated, comments? Did I miss something? What barrier is it that we are referring to when we say 200k? And what is the deal with the comments that discuss the Hall of Fame and Imus and whatever else? I understand the desire to converse, but has anyone thought of starting a message board? It would be a bit more organized and not quite so obnoxious as the current set-up. After all, these are supposed to be comments on the blog at hand.

Posted by: Michael | June 23, 2008 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Eh, I think the media over did it with their love affair with Favre. Whether or not he was overrated....the numbers speak for themselves. I don't think overrated is the right word. Overloved? Overhyped, Overexposed. Something like that.

Posted by: Skinz | June 23, 2008 3:07 PM

The word you are looking for is Schadenfreude.

Posted by: Corkczar | June 23, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

I'm liking the clever economy of words in the Skins Bears rivalry piece. Especially our WR Gary Brown. I think his full name was Gary Clark Charlie Brown. But shortening it to Gary Brown ... clever stuff ...

As for Andre Carter being the closest thing the defense has to a star player ... not gonna agree. The best player on D, by far, is London Fletcher. How the man didn't wind up in the Pro Bowl is beyond me. I think he was 3rd in the entire NFL in tackles. He was the biggest personnel change in the defense from the prior year and the guy who set the defense on the field. And the improvement in the defense was enormous.

In reality, the Skins defense is a bunch of good players with few stars. Landry is a star in the making. Griffin is amazing, but gets rotated off the field a lot. Daniels played a terrific game vs Minn -- taking on the best part of their line and closing of their #1 ranked run game. Rocky was good as was Smoot. Springs was solid. Carter was a good pass rusher.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | June 23, 2008 11:08 PM | Report abuse

In case anyone is reading this, Skins v. Eagles "5 in a row or we don't go" game from 2005 is on the NFL Network right now.

Posted by: [cc] | June 23, 2008 11:17 PM | Report abuse

Michael, you must be new here.

I completely understand that this thread and conversation must seem perplexing and even "obnoxious" to someone unfamiliar with it, but if it's any consolation, this blog and its comments section have operated in this manner for well over a year now. Maybe since the beginning, way back in training camp 2006.

Some time after the blog had been up and running and its popularity (per at least one measurement, total number of comments submitted, cumulatively, across all threads) had taken off, the people who bring us the blog, our hosts, the Washington Post, started keeping track of and notifying us of that comment count.

The comment count itself became something of a deal to many of us who had developed a passion for the blog. (There was even a fellow on Martha's Vineyard who kept a tally of his own, which was remarkably in synch with the official count from WashPo. But his is a story for another day.)

We approached a milestone, maybe it was 50,000 comments, and I believe we were challenged to surpass that milestone by kickoff of the Skins' 2007 season. This silly challenge was called the Boren Ultimatum, after one of our hosts, sports editor/amnesiac superspy Cindy Boren. (And we nailed it.)

There was a second such silly challenge, maybe it was for 100,000 comments? And I think we called that the Boren Penultimatum. But maybe I'm starting to get the blog history mixed up. I have probably already lost you anyway.

So after a couple of these silly challenges, achieving 200,000 cumulative comments in the history of this here blog just never did take on the same luster as our previous milestones. The blog itself has morphed and changed, and the conversation has been more ebb than flow in this long, slow offseason.

So... we apparently sauntered past the 200,000 comment mark in the past week, with Jason La Canfora and Cindy Boren on vacation. Hence this thread.

I would take issue with your statement "these are supposed to be comments on the blog at hand." I would aver that this blog and the ongoing conversation in its comments area long ago departed from any notion of what they might once have supposed to be.

A lot of people seem to like how this thing runs. Maybe you would, too, if you joined in the conversation. It's bizarre, it's often funny, it's usually lighthearted, once in a while it's smart and informative and challenging, it's almost always entertaining, and it's occasionally about football. A hint: things get better and better as the season nears, and in general the blog is at its best during those seventeen precious weeks (and hopefully more) when the Redskins are playing games that count.

You've already taken the first step. I hope you don't find it so obnoxious that you decide not to stick around and join in the fun. Welcome to the blog, sir.

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 23, 2008 11:18 PM | Report abuse

nads

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 12:53 AM | Report abuse

Nate,

That was most certainly more thorough an explanation than I ever would have expected. Thanks for filling me in. One of my first guesses was that 200,000 may have been a reference to an official post count. But I (not being a regular) thought the number was a bit low for the length of some of these threads.

I definitely understand that, to the devout RI blog-commenter, my 'obnoxious' comment may be a bit of an insult. For this, I apologize. I have, from time to time, commented on this blog. But I never really ever got involved to any extent where I could start to comprehend the correlation between the blog itself and the apparently unrelated comments that follow. Now I know, and now I shall strive to be more tolerant of aforementioned tangential conversations.

Also, if I am to become a regular in this blog, I think it only appropriate to designate a more unique name for myself, as "Michael" is a given to coincidence. So, henceforth I will write under the name "McMike."

Again, thanks to Nate in PDX... both for your patience and willingness to explain things to the new guy.

Posted by: McMike (formerly known as Michael) | June 24, 2008 2:45 AM | Report abuse

Gosh, McMike, re-reading my 11:18pm screed, it surpassed even my own lofty standards for blowhardery.

So thanks for seeing it for what it was, a sincere response to your prescient and reasonable inquiry. Yea verily, I care a little too much about the ongoing conversation up here, and about how it's perceived, and particularly how welcoming it is to newcomers, who are likely to be as daunted as you are by its inscrutability.

And here I am blathering on again. So I will give it a rest. But thanks for your response to my response, and good on you for picking a "handle" and giving this thing a whirl.

And again, welcome.

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 4:26 AM | Report abuse

Washington Post's Downie
To Step Down as Editor

The Washington Post's executive editor, Leonard Downie Jr., will step down from the paper's top editorial job in September, the Post said Monday.

Mr. Downie, 66 years old, has held the top editorial post at the newspaper since 1991. He will remain with the Post as vice president at large.

No announcement about his successor was made. The Post's publisher, Katharine Weymouth, the granddaughter of legendary Post publisher Katharine Graham, has been meeting with potential replacements. The Post is published by Washington Post Co.

-------------------------------------------

Vacation, schmacation. This explains Cindy's absence. She's been meeting with Katherine Weymouth about a Big Promotion!

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 24, 2008 6:47 AM | Report abuse

Back from vacation, tanned and rested. What did I miss? DUI, DUI, guy hits another guy with bottle of booze...and my Skins have nothing to do with it! Looks like the typical NFL news cycle for the summer!

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 24, 2008 6:56 AM | Report abuse

Never fails to amaze me when Nate steps up and turns around one of these "You're all idiots" posters with his calm, Voice-of-Reason approach. My reaction would be to scream "WE'RE NOT IDIOTS; YOU'RE THE IDIOT" but Nate's works far more often than I would have expected and mine is, well, idiotic.

I hope, Nate, you copy one of these off and save it so that you don't have to re-invent it each time, but can merely tweak it around the edges.

And, Nate, do you use words like "aver" and "prescient" in spoken English or only in late-night written English? Do you say stuff like "I aver that this Blue Duck Malty Hop Early Summer Pale Ale is among the ten best I've quaffed?"

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 24, 2008 7:11 AM | Report abuse

Cindy for Cheif Editor.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 24, 2008 7:17 AM | Report abuse

Back from vacation, tanned and rested.

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 24, 2008 6:56 AM

So, brownwood's been in interviews for Editor of the Post, too.

The short list is apparently Cindy, Brownwood, and -- according to the Wall Street Urinal -- Marcus Brauchli, the former managing editor of The Wall Street Journal; Jon Meacham, editor of Newsweek, another Washington Post Co. publication; and Jonathan Landman, deputy managing editor of the New York Times. Tough competition.

Why don't you guys come up with a more imaginative cover story than "vacation"?

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 24, 2008 7:18 AM | Report abuse

Good call TE. Nate could sell ice cream in hell.

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 24, 2008 7:32 AM | Report abuse

You got me, TE.

Negotiations are going well. It's just a matter of whether the Post is willing to accept my steep salary demands. One would think I'd go easy on the salary since I have those 100,000 RI points burning a hole in my pocket, but I have a family to feed!

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 24, 2008 7:36 AM | Report abuse

Nate could sell ice cream in hell.

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 24, 2008 7:32 AM

Nate? No way. He'd get the beer concession. Either way, though, he'd have the customers lined up.

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 24, 2008 7:38 AM | Report abuse

1) Whenever Bootz quaffs, we have to take a break to stop laughing.

2) Leonard Downie Jr's talk show (pre-Jerry) was a little too much like wrestling meets Dr. Phil for my tastes..

3) He did do a pretty good Iron Man, though.


...How late is Shepard's Park open again?...


...maps

Posted by: The AMAZING Dik Shuttle of the Fabulous ShuttleLOUNGE | June 24, 2008 7:43 AM | Report abuse

By the way, anyone planning on attending any training camp practices? I don't know what the bar scene is in Ashburn, but I think it's a good excuse for another shabingus gathering (especially since I missed all the fun the last time)!

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 24, 2008 7:43 AM | Report abuse

I Soooo wanna do a shabingus.

Posted by: Dik | June 24, 2008 7:52 AM | Report abuse

I don't know Nate, but have a good suspicion on him.

I would assume either ice cream salsesperson or beer vendor would be a mere insult to this man. Both would be quick easy sales in place mentioned.

I think it would be more impressive to sell very hot non-impressive food for a man of his stature. Just my 2cents worth.

Is McMike new or just identifying himself, he seems awful smooth for only two posts. He is intimidating me. What's his redsking connection? Sounds like a bears fan to me, wanting some inside info. He must not have figured out the code(s) in our postings yet. Whoops!

Posted by: rando | June 24, 2008 8:09 AM | Report abuse

And, Nate, do you use words like "aver" and "prescient" in spoken English or only in late-night written English?

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 24, 2008 7:11 AM

I knew my flowery (read, 'pompous and overblown') writing style would rub off on someone eventually.... Huzzah!!

Brownwood, if you're coming to Ashburn then you need to go to Dominion Brewery afterwards as it's even on teh way back to the toll road from Redskins Park!!

And you can either eat there (great food) or grab a Five Guys first. Yum.

Posted by: Redcoat | June 24, 2008 8:13 AM | Report abuse

Welcome McMike. No relation to Randy McMichael I take it?

Apologies. I know I'm always looking for the Fins connection, no matter how tenuous...

Posted by: Redcoat | June 24, 2008 8:19 AM | Report abuse

What's all this McJibba-jabba?!

Posted by: Dik | June 24, 2008 8:35 AM | Report abuse

rando,

Not to belabor the point, but would a shrewd, clever guy like Nate talk his way into the Earl Grey tea concession or the beer concession? Redcoat would end up with the Earl Grey concession.

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 24, 2008 8:36 AM | Report abuse

I think that's a compliment t_e, so thankyou.

Posted by: Redcoat | June 24, 2008 8:42 AM | Report abuse

rc--And you'd be so good at it that you'd drive Nate out of business.

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 24, 2008 8:45 AM | Report abuse

[The AMAZING Dik Shuttle of the Fabulous ShuttleLOUNGE] opens a sauna on the 3rd level as he prefers a moist heat to a dry heat.

... and all the 'working girls' look like 'golden girls'...

...hey, it's H E double hockey stix, rite?

Posted by: Dik | June 24, 2008 8:50 AM | Report abuse

...which is suspiciously like Aventura...

Posted by: Dik | June 24, 2008 8:53 AM | Report abuse

By 'selling ice cream in hell' Perhaps, brownwood was stating that, while easy to sell, it would be impossible for anyone but Nate to keep it from melting.

Or perhaps he was inferring that Nate could sell ice cream to the traitors frozen in the lake of ice, Cocytus, in Dante's ninth circle. That would be a very tough sell as 1) it is a frozen lake and D) it is a well known fact that traitors don't like ice cream.

Posted by: etrod | June 24, 2008 9:07 AM | Report abuse

'Coat did an excellent job defending the mother tongue up until he used 'irregardless' last week.
Instant red card on that, unfortunately -- blatant foul in the box.

Posted by: cload & daggar | June 24, 2008 9:12 AM | Report abuse

cload & daggar,

Looks like I am up against you in game 1. I challenge you sire. *GLOVE SLAP

Posted by: alex35332 | June 24, 2008 9:15 AM | Report abuse

Welcome, McMike! A newbie! Promise not to take your lunch money before, oh, Thursday.
Honestly, I swear I am on vaca...unless my security card no longer scans on July 8...I'm thinking a darkhorse candidate may be Nate...He was in town a couple of weeks ago; how do we know he didn't interview? Chris LaRry would be great, too, if only because of the maroon and black crocs and the USC marching band helmet he wears...I'd like to see that photo on A1.
But to be serious for a nanosecond, Len Downie will be missed; he is a brilliant editor who knows how to work with people and is a fine humanoid to boot.
It's impossible to know what will change just yet, but as far as the Redskins are concerned, I wouldn't worry that this blog will, say, suddenly become "Recipe Insider." (Although if it did, I predict that every recipe would be beer-based...).
We have a pretty solid sense of what we want to do in sports, thanks to our bosses. (Was that too big a mwah to their backsides?)
And now back to vaca and thumb rehab.

Posted by: Cindy (Jonette Jansen) | June 24, 2008 9:17 AM | Report abuse

Very nice etrod. I think Nate would make a go of that particular franchise!

Maybe the trolls who frequent here will all end up in the ninth ditch of the Eighth Circle?

"Bolgia 9: A sword-wielding demon hacks at the sowers of discord. As they make their rounds the wounds heal, only to have the demon tear apart their bodies again. "How mutilated, see, is Mahomet; In front of me doth Ali weeping go, Cleft in the face from forelock unto chin; And all the others whom thou here beholdest, Disseminators of scandal and of schism. While living were, and therefore are cleft thus."

Posted by: Redcoat | June 24, 2008 9:22 AM | Report abuse

I look forward to it, as my Hons-based offense, Rams-based defense, and Fins-based special teams take on all challengers.

Posted by: cload & daggar | June 24, 2008 9:25 AM | Report abuse

'Coat did an excellent job defending the mother tongue up until he used 'irregardless' last week.

Posted by: cload & daggar | June 24, 2008 9:12 AM

Sorry Cload. A beloved old friend of mine uses that word often, and although I know it's not legit, I love the truthiness of it!!

Posted by: Redcoat | June 24, 2008 9:25 AM | Report abuse

I look forward to it, as my Hons-based offense, Rams-based defense, and Fins-based special teams take on all challengers.

Posted by: cload & daggar | June 24, 2008 9:25 AM

And a weekly average score of -3 :-)
Sadly my plan of picking all former NFL Europe Players will not do any better.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 24, 2008 9:30 AM | Report abuse

Beer Recipe #1:

Beer Boiled Eggs -

Boil Eggs in Beer for 15 Minutes
Let cool - remove shell

Open Cold Beer (alt: Draft a pint)
Eat Eggs. Drink Beer.

Posted by: Dik | June 24, 2008 9:33 AM | Report abuse

Ah, well that explains a lot. Atypical for you, so it was noticed, and one of my few pet peeves.
Raise your hand next time while you're typing it, and we'll all understand that it's a joke.

Posted by: cload & daggar | June 24, 2008 9:34 AM | Report abuse

I love it when my fellow americans go after a brit with "we won the war"

I cant wait to be on a blog some day and have some Vietnamiese or North Korean person say that to one of us.

Posted by: alex35332 | June 23, 2008 4:20 PM

You're a tratior, assface. You should be ashamed of yourself. Why don't you renounce your citizenship and become a citizen of Congo, or some F'd up place like that?

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 9:35 AM | Report abuse

Beer Recipe #2:
Drink beer.
Followup with another beer.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 9:38 AM | Report abuse

I promise to add quotation marks to that particular word in future Cload, in hono(u)r of your valiant defence of our common(ish) language.

BTW Cload, you have to meet TheCindy sometime, she's a Pythonista!! Or should that be Pythonatrice/trix?

Posted by: Redcoat | June 24, 2008 9:39 AM | Report abuse

Sorry for being historically accurate you commie bastard.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 24, 2008 9:43 AM | Report abuse

I prefer pythonatrix, myself. Imagine the silly walks skit in "inappropriate attire"!

Just saw a 'Family Guy' episode where the daughter was "forced to watch the other 178 hours of Monty Python that aren't funny".
"But I'm a girl! I don't even like funny Monty Python"...

Posted by: cload & daggar | June 24, 2008 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Lot's O' great Jibba Jabba this morn.

As for Editor in Chief, I cast my lot behind Red Coat. The Brits know how to do smut. He'll bring out the Sin in Cyn City.

Posted by: Skinz | June 24, 2008 9:45 AM | Report abuse

ITA, Alex. ITA

Posted by: etrod | June 24, 2008 9:47 AM | Report abuse

One of my personal fao(u)rite beer-related recipes.

http://www.beerfordinner.com/2007/03/classic-welsh-rarebit.php

Posted by: Redcoat | June 24, 2008 9:48 AM | Report abuse

There's something pathological about the way I defend this place, I know, but there are a lot of you peeps who more or less agree with me. That's what gives me the confidence to prattle on in the blog's defense, as I did above. There's also something sublimely stupid about making a case for this blog. It's like being the welcome wagon/chamber of commerce for Toon Town.

I'm a lousy salesman. But I do tend to go off at times when it's a subject I really care about. Like this here blog. (Or, you know, beer. Yeah, come to think of it, I could probably sell a good bit of beer.)

And I hope I correctly read this fellow Michael/McMike as not a troll but a guy posing a legit question which merited a sincere response.

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 9:49 AM | Report abuse

McMike seemed ok to me Nate.

RC,

Flour, Butter, Beer, Cheese and Bread. I'm sold.

Posted by: Skinz | June 24, 2008 9:53 AM | Report abuse

We're agreed then Cload, our esteemed Editrix TheCindy is now also a Pythonatrix. Maybe she will attend the next 'bingus' in full dress regalia!

Sorry Skinz but I am not remotely equipped for such an auspicious role. While I occasionally go for the double, most of my entendres remain obstinately single.

Posted by: Redcoat | June 24, 2008 9:54 AM | Report abuse

Flour, Butter, Beer, Cheese and Bread. I'm sold.

Posted by: Skinz | June 24, 2008 9:53 AM

Covers all the important food groups in one go!!

Posted by: Redcoat | June 24, 2008 9:55 AM | Report abuse

Beer Recipe no 2.

Beer chili
(best prepared in a crock pot.)

Cube up steak, chicken and other meats, poor 1 beer on top and let sit in fridge, some people only like to do this for a hour but I go all night..

Advice, I recommend never making a chili with less than 3 different types of meat and 2 different animals. I like 3: cubed steak, a gutted Italian sausage and beef jerky.

*Note. DARK BEER ONLY, any beer you can see through is piss soda.

Remove the liquid, put meat in crock-pot. Add some diced onions, mushrooms and peppers. Add 4-8 tablespoons of chili powder depending on the amount of meat you have and spice you like or con carne powder if you have that. a teaspoon of ciniminon, a table spoon of paprika, 1 can fire roasted stewed tomatoes. Let it crock pot for 6-8 hours. Add a can of beans or 2 in the last 2-3 hours.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 9:56 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: | June 24, 2008 9:56 AM

Thats my recipe btw.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 24, 2008 9:57 AM | Report abuse

Mmmmm chilli... That sounds like a great recipe anon.

Is it too early in the day to be drooling at the thought of dinner?

Posted by: Redcoat | June 24, 2008 9:58 AM | Report abuse

I reread my post last night at 11:18. Man, I really am quite the blowhard.

In the future, please feel free to politely tell me to shut my piehole when I get verbose (pretty much every today).

Sorry again.

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 9:59 AM | Report abuse

Jasno for editor! As I start this campaign, it brings to mind this blast from the past:

Said me will try to practice Friday perhaps.
...
Wish we luck with traffic.
By Jason La Canfora | November 15, 2007; 2:58 PM ET

As Sir John Gielgud said, "the words are all there, Dickie, we just have to get them in the right order".

Posted by: daggar | November 16, 2007 12:33 PM

Posted by: cload & daggar | June 24, 2008 10:00 AM | Report abuse

Secret to a good chili recipe. Unsweetened Cocoa. True Story.

Posted by: Skinz | June 24, 2008 10:01 AM | Report abuse

oooh - Red, That reminds me of my favorite B. Clinton story that I've probably told up here befo..:

Clinton made a speech and mentioned not "Welching" on a promise. This prompted the Welch ambassador to write a letter to the then President admonishing him for perpetuating stereotypes.

The President then promptly apologized for making such a "Left-Handed" remark...


[:-| ....maps.

Posted by: Dik | June 24, 2008 10:02 AM | Report abuse

Nate, are you sure you're not British!?

There was nothing of the blowhard in that post. You are a passionate advocate for RI, foibles and eccentricities inclusive, not some sort of 'gatekeeper' saying "keep out, members only".

Posted by: Redcoat | June 24, 2008 10:04 AM | Report abuse

Redcoat,

I came up with it about 2-3 years ago. I do variations of it all the time, like i said use many different types of meat. The best ever involved smoked pork shoulder.

Posted by: Alex35332 | June 24, 2008 10:05 AM | Report abuse

Cocoa/Chocolate is always the secret to good rich Mex influenced food.

I think I sealed the deal w/ Bootz using a baker's chocolate infused Mex cassarole

Posted by: Dik | June 24, 2008 10:06 AM | Report abuse

No Brit in me. Sometimes one can see things more clearly in the light of day.

Thanks for the support, though.

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 10:08 AM | Report abuse

Jasno for editor is an idea whose time has come Cload!!

Nate, sounds like you're suffering "The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul" (a great book which everyone should read sometime). Your worries are groundless.

Posted by: Redcoat | June 24, 2008 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Nate, gotta tell ya I missed your 11:18 last night... now that I've gone back and reread it, I started to hear 'Pomp and Circumstance' in the background about halfway through.

I feel inspired.

Posted by: cload & daggar | June 24, 2008 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Ah, fantastic... my pontificatin' has lured back the fellow who likes to post comments attributed to "my" nickname. Viz, 9:59am and 10:08am.

Here's a clue, dude: I know what a joke I am, and what a joke this ridiculous, wonderful blog is. I know it. I get it. So get your own handle and join the conversation already. All right?

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 10:17 AM | Report abuse

I don't think you posted that before Dik, but I remember the kerfuffle about it back in Britain at the time. Funny.

Once I found out I was 1/4 Welsh I understood why hearing the Welsh National anthem "Land of My Fathers" made me tear-up before the rugby internationals.

The Welsh crowd always sings it stronger/louder before a game against England than anyone else.

Imagine 90,000 voices singing (tunefully!) in unison...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpYogExUngU

Posted by: Redcoat | June 24, 2008 10:21 AM | Report abuse

It looks like my alter-ego (10:17am) has reappeared.

Hope you have been having a good summer.

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 10:21 AM | Report abuse

Nate,

ITA as best you can. Getting caught up in the bitterness ruins the blogsperience as I learned towards the end of last year.

Name Stealer the only notch lower than Anon why don't you just leave it alone, have the intestinal fortitude to present your ideas as your own.

Posted by: Skinz | June 24, 2008 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Name Stealer the only notch lower than Anon why don't you just leave it alone, have the intestinal fortitude to present your ideas as your own.

Posted by: Skinz | June 24, 2008 10:25 AM

Or if you feel that commenters here demand parody, adopt a handle like 'not guy' and satirise away to your heart's content!

Posted by: Redcoat | June 24, 2008 10:28 AM | Report abuse

Agreed Skinz, ITA is a mantra by which I try to live my life.

I have learned to embrace my alter-ego. I have wished him well and am moving on to matters at hand - beer chili!

Do Fritos taste good in the beer chili?

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Portis talking about Zorn and the skins. Nothing groundbreaking but hey it's Skins related.

http://www.nfl.com/videos?videoId=09000d5d808fa052

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 10:30 AM | Report abuse

back to back co-signs @ 10:25 & 10:28.

you both are F'n lame joke central.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 10:32 AM | Report abuse

"One bit of Redskins news today: the team announced that Dan Snyder is footing most of the bill for the Hall of Fame celebrations for Darrell Green and Art Monk. The check is for $200,000 and according to a news release, the cash "will help fund celebrations to be held in Canton, Ohio surrounding the Hall of Fame ceremony and will also benefit the charitable foundations of both Monk and Green."

From the Times...

Any rumors about my 'early release'...or am I kidding myself?

Posted by: Greg | June 24, 2008 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Do Fritos taste good in the beer chili?

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: | June 24, 2008 10:30 AM

Covered with lashings of Velveeta!!

Posted by: Redcoat | June 24, 2008 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Okay, so it's Dueling Nates then. Fan-freakin'-tastic.

I will ask you nicely to cease and desist, guy posting with "my" handle. Please. Pick your own handle and join the conversation. Don't attribute comments to other people's established nicknames up here.

Please.

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Do Fritos taste good in the beer chili?

-Nate in the PDX

Frito's taste good in a pile of whale sh*t that's been puked up by a donkey.

Posted by: etrod | June 24, 2008 10:35 AM | Report abuse

Okay, so it's Dueling Nates then. Fan-freakin'-tastic.

I will ask you nicely to cease and desist, guy posting with "my" handle. Please. Pick your own handle and join the conversation. Don't attribute comments to other people's established nicknames up here.

Please.

-Nate in the PDX


Posted by: | June 24, 2008 10:34 AM

You forgot to say please, with sugar, syrup, and a cherry on top.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 10:38 AM | Report abuse

Frito's taste good in a pile of whale sh*t that's been puked up by a donkey.


Posted by: etrod | June 24, 2008 10:35 AM

I will just have to trust you on that one.

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 10:38 AM | Report abuse

I'm so confused!

Posted by: etrod | June 24, 2008 10:38 AM | Report abuse

Any rumors about my 'early release'...or am I kidding myself?

Posted by: Greg | June 24, 2008 10:32 AM

Greg, T_e held a fighting fund benefit concert for you last week at the Verizon Center and Bono, Springsteen, Wayne Newton and Carrot Top all appeared for free.

I heard it raised over $1M but I haven't seen much of t_e since. Didn't you receive the money? Isn't Bob Shapiro representing you now?

I wonder if it's too late to cancel my cheque for $3....

Posted by: Redcoat | June 24, 2008 10:38 AM | Report abuse

Dueling Nates?

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

I doubt that is true. If Carrot Top was there no way that only makes a Million bucks. That guy comedy genius. Who is this Bono guy though?

Posted by: Skinz | June 24, 2008 10:45 AM | Report abuse

This is my prediction for Real Nate versus Fake Nate...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4kyjQCVd2s

Real Nate wins, F Fake Nate.

Posted by: Redcoat | June 24, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse

The Truth is in awe of "Nate in the PDX" recounting the history of this blog. The Truth wonders why people make fun of him when there is a guy who can recite the "history" of an internet blog of the top of his head.

The Truth shakes his head and feels bad for Nate.


The Truth thinks this blog is backwards.


The Truth notes that this is not real life, just a blog.

Posted by: The Truth | June 24, 2008 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Seriously Nate, let's get on a Training Camp Shabingus.

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 24, 2008 10:53 AM | Report abuse

RC--

The event you referred to was to pay for Cindy's vacation. She's living it up (small thanks to your $3 cheque, which is not even negotiable under that spelling).

The benefit for Greg featured The Marshall Tucker touring band (third generation), two Elvis impersonators, and a Patsy Cline look-alike. It was at the Chincoteague, Virginia convention center which was filled to capacity (250). Unfortunately, it raised only $2000 and the rent on the convention center was $850 and the promoter's fee (that was me) was $1500. I've managed to pay the $350 difference with some of Greg's counterfeit bonus points, but I think this will add a few years to his sentence.

Man, if it wasn't for bad luck, that guy wouldn't have any luck at all.

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 24, 2008 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Just so I understand The Truth...You are pontificating about the absurdity of Nate's pontificating? I just want to make sure I'm following along.

Posted by: Skinz | June 24, 2008 11:01 AM | Report abuse

As is more often the case than it should be, The Truth is mistaken.

This blog became 'real life' when people who post here started meeting up in person because of the cameraderie they had established online.

IMHO RI is an atypical blog because a great many people from here have taken that next step and found it worthwhile.

Those people don't hide behind their screens pretending they are things that they aren't, they just are who they are.

Nate is a stand-up guy here, and he's the exact same stand-up guy in person. I wonder if the same could be said for everyone here?

It would certainly be great if everyone posting on RI felt comfortable enough to just be who they are rather than assuming alter-egos to satisfy their less endearing compulsions.

Posted by: Redcoat | June 24, 2008 11:03 AM | Report abuse

The Real Nate wrote:

"There's also something sublimely stupid about making a case for this blog. It's like being the welcome wagon/chamber of commerce for Toon Town."

That's some classic stuff...

Posted by: John D in Houston | June 24, 2008 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Nate is a stand-up guy here, and he's the exact same stand-up guy in person.

Posted by: Redcoat | June 24, 2008 11:03 AM

If anything, he's even more stand-up in person when you can see that huge smile.

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 24, 2008 11:07 AM | Report abuse

There were rumors that the Pixies would play the benefit, but alas it was not to be.

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 11:08 AM | Report abuse

There were rumors that the Pixies would play the benefit, but alas it was not to be.

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: | June 24, 2008 11:08 AM

That's how rumors spread! You didn't hear it correctly. It was "Patsy Cline" not "Pixie Cline."

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 24, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Wait, so te had a fund raiser in my name, and I'm now doing MORE time as a result of it??

Thanks te, that really stings....kind of like the shiv I got in my kidney the other day...

Posted by: Greg | June 24, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

brownie, you gotta take the lead here, dude. I won't be back "in the IAD" during training camp, much as I'd like to join you all in the sweltering swamp.

With only one afternoon practice announced (wasn't that the case, as reported on the last thread?), and that one a "fan appreciation day" that will be completely overrun with fans, I would definitely, definitely recommend a morning trip to the Park.

Morning weekday outings of course have work implications for most people, but nothing that can't be overcome. *cough* sick day *cough*

But even I am loathe to have a drink that early in the day. (Maybe a bloody Mary eye-opener back when I was living la vida loca, but it's been a while.) So the timing rules out a pre-training camp shabingus.

Maybe an early lunch and some delicious beer at Old Dominion Brewing Co, walking distance from the park?

Yeah, that'd be my recommendation: a weekday morning training camp visit, followed by ODBC lunch.

But again, I'm not there. So I'll leave this 'bingus to you locals.

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Good grief, dude, you're gonna drop a Pixies reference? Now you're creeping me out.

Maybe this is what you're looking for: you're really, really good at writing comments that sound like I wrote them. I hereby acknowledge that you have a real knack for mimicking my stupid style, such as it is.

So you've proven you can do it. You can post comments that are virtually indistinguishable from my own. And nobody can tell but you and me! Congrats!

So... could you stop now? Please?

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

greg--

My apologies. You, of all people, deserve better than a shiv in the kidneys. I thought it would turn out better.

How's about I have another fund raiser next week? Or maybe Brownie can organize a 'bingus and call it a fund raiser for you?

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 24, 2008 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Hey Nate,

I'm an out of towner too (PA). I was just passing the ball and hoping you'd run with it. Radio's not exactly the best career in terms of taking days off, so I was hoping for a weekend viewing of training camp.

By the way, is it me or is this training camp less accessible than in years past? It seemed like there was a couple of weeks in which practice was open to the public, but this year only 8 days are open. Kudos to Zorn if he's got any input in that.

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 24, 2008 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Nate, just change your handle for a bit... may I suggest Dolores Mulva?

Posted by: cload & daggar | June 24, 2008 11:26 AM | Report abuse

te, I'm going to pass on having you pay yourself another $1,500 for having a fund raiser that only INCREASES my stay.

Thanks for the efforts though.

Posted by: Greg | June 24, 2008 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Greg,

I have to say, I worked hard for my $1500. It isn't easy lining up all that talent, especially when they're donating their time for a prisoner of questionable character. (I don't question your character, but they do -- they thought bonus point forgery was lower than child pornography).

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 24, 2008 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Sorry can't write more, on my way to 'solitary' for a month....thanks again, te.....

Posted by: Greg | June 24, 2008 11:34 AM | Report abuse

I am witty. I get parody. Confident person? Yep, that's me too.

Posted by: not Fake Nate in the PDX/ June 24, 2008

Posted by: notguy | June 24, 2008 11:35 AM | Report abuse

brownie, I have to think the logistical nightmare of open-to-the-public practices, from a traffic/parking perspective, is really unappealing to Loudoun County and probably to the Skins (who I would guess have to foot some of the cost for extra cops) as well.

Also, maybe they're not doing as many afternoon practices this camp (open or closed) because of the tendency for it to be so absurdly hot out there.

But those are just guesses.

The main thing is our boys the Jasons will be on site collecting data and then scurrying away to the men's room at Wegman's to post their vlogs. As long as we get the videos up here, we're gold.

Or canary.

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Anyone going to the HOF game?

Posted by: Skinz | June 24, 2008 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Good morning. I'm looking for a Mr Gregor Gregorevitch Marino, and I'm told he is known to frequent this blog. Could someone direct me to him please?

It's in regard to his 2008 filing which was submitted on his behalf by a "Mr. T., Evaluator". There's a very large deductible for "Max-Gain" on here that we'd like to discuss as a part of forensically auditing him for the last 10 years.

Posted by: IRS | June 24, 2008 11:37 AM | Report abuse

IRS--Greg paid his taxes with bonus points. Lay off him. You can get beer out of a turnip. Go look at someone with real money like Jasno La Canfora.

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 24, 2008 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Nate is a stand-up guy here, and he's the exact same stand-up guy in person.

Posted by: Redcoat | June 24, 2008 11:03 AM

I also have a similar recollection, including one where he is sitting down.

Turnip beer? It's not just for breakfast anymore.

For anyone who could view the "Portis talks about Zorn" video, what did he say?

Posted by: dcsween | June 24, 2008 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Skinz, 4th Floor is going to the HoF game.

Posted by: dcsween | June 24, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Not much of consequence quite frankly sween. It was kind of Ra-Ra stuff. He said that he would take some reps in Pre Season games and that the team likes Zorn despite initially lobbying hard for Grilliams.

Posted by: Skinz | June 24, 2008 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Also, re-reviewing the preseason and regular season schedules, I think the pre-season competition looks tougher than the regular season opponents (NFC East excluded).

Posted by: dcsween | June 24, 2008 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Because I listen to others and am succinct when I speak, people value what I have to say. My aplomb is not garnered from how much I talk.

-not Nate in the PDX

Posted by: notguy | June 24, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Good morning. I'm looking for a Mr Gregor Gregorevitch Marino, and I'm told he is known to frequent this blog. Could someone direct me to him please?

It's in regard to his 2008 filing which was submitted on his behalf by a "Mr. T., Evaluator". There's a very large deductible for "Max-Gain" on here that we'd like to discuss as a part of forensically auditing him for the last 10 years.

Posted by: IRS | June 24, 2008 11:37 AM

if you're trying to locate two of the three doucheasses, then you'll have to be patient.

one keeps commenting on his MAKE BELIEVE, and FAKE bonus points. I mean i've told the guy to add something new. the bonus points thing was 4 minutes ago. and seeing how he is not someone who likes to discuss the past, i would've thought he knew...

the other one thinks he is the end all, be all. but he couldn't be further from the truth. he feels inept, lonely, and it was sort of difficult for him to make friends growing up. he also suffered from extreme child abuse, which resulted in him becoming very isolated. this transcended into his adult life as he became sexually and socially inept.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Sorry can't write more, on my way to 'solitary' for a month....thanks again, te.....

Posted by: Greg | June 24, 2008 11:34 AM


Say 'Hey' (or knock it out on the walls) to Prison Balls for us... I assume he's been in solitary for a bit...

Posted by: cload & daggar | June 24, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Ah, the aforementioned Mr Evaluator. Can you please confirm for me that you are indeed licensed to audit for taxes in the State of Massivechewsetts?

Posted by: IRS | June 24, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Skinz, that actually IS news. In the preseason (and early season) last year, Portis came across as a little depressed, if not pissed off. A relaxed Portis is a productive Portis. Also, I man love a relaxed, productive Portis.

Posted by: dcsween | June 24, 2008 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Can you please confirm for me that you are indeed licensed to audit for taxes in the State of Massivechewsetts?

Posted by: IRS | June 24, 2008 11:51 AM

He paid in bonus points, dude. They're negotiable everywhere and enjoy a better exchange rate against the Euro than the US$.

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 24, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Yeah Nate, your reasoning is sound. I haven't been to training camp since the Spurrier debacle, and I doubt I've missed much. But I would probably rally up if there was a shabingus to motivate me. The smart plan for me would be to save my cash for the HOF blow-out in August, but then again, I've never claimed to be smart.

Skinz, I'll be decending on the unsuspecting folks in Canton to root on our HOF inductees. My brother and I plan on checking out the Canton night life and putting a sizable dent in their booze supply. Hopefully you'll join in!

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 24, 2008 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Methinks the blog is turning a bit nasty today. Untethered shabingus will lead to someone losing an eye.

No longer fun and games.

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Wow! amazing day here on the blog!!

way 2 BYGO, ebbrebohdi!

Red - am at least 1/4 Welch myself!! thx 4 tha music!

Posted by: Dik | June 24, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: | June 24, 2008 11:50 AM

As presumably the third of your '3 graces' from above anon, what IS your point?

We're all married with happy working/homes lives. What do you have going for you? Oh, that's right, your warm and wonderful personality. Your insistence that people up here are the 'social misfits' merely illustrates how difficult YOU find it to relate to real people.

Fly your freak flag proudly, anon!!*


* at least until nap time, anyway.

Posted by: Redcoat | June 24, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

For anyone who could view the "Portis talks about Zorn" video, what did he say?

Posted by: dcsween | June 24, 2008 11:47 AM

For those of you with the mind of a juvenile, just comb over "Portis talks about Zorn" really quickly and you could swear you see "talk about Porn".

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

My bet is that "Zortis talks about Porn" gets waaaay more hits than this video.....

Posted by: Redcoat | June 24, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Sween,

I agree. He definately seemed to be relaxed and complimentary of Z-Man.

Brownwood sounds good. A friend and I are heading up there Saturday morning and once relieved of driving duties have been known to partake in libatious (made up word?) activity.

I now save heavy drinking for special occassions: http://www.bigjohnson.com/n365boozemain.html

Posted by: Skinz | June 24, 2008 12:04 PM | Report abuse

I think the pre-season competition looks tougher than the regular season opponents (NFC East excluded).

Posted by: dcsween | June 24, 2008 11:49 AM

Luckily it's the latter one that counts Sween! Now if my own beloved Fins could get home/away games against Miami this year we could be looking at 2-14! Or would that be 0-16?? Dang it.

Posted by: Redcoat | June 24, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Hilarious redcoat.

Posted by: Skinz | June 24, 2008 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Okay then, dude (there you are again, at 11:59am). So you're gonna keep posting comments attributed to "my" nickname. That's just swell. I think I understand why you've focused your energies on me, but I also think you've amply made your point. So please stop, hmmmkay?


sween, isn't it curious that we're playing all three of our divisional road games in the first five weeks? Strange bit of scheduling there. I think we'll win the opener (shock the world!) and then lose in Dallas and Philly to fall to 3-2 (with home wins over the Saints and Cards in between). I'm also more optimistic than realistic. But it's June.


brownie, there are lots of blog peeps heading to Canton. I bet we'll see a ton of chatter up here as the event nears about meet-up opportunities which should be plentiful.


-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

RE the portis clip -

Glad to see him sportin' colors!

(s'all about this U!)

But a little disheartened to hear him worried about getting injured in pre-season.

Any knowledge of Psycho-Cybernetics will dictate: as you believe, so will it be.

Caution is one thing, fear another.

eegh.

Posted by: Dik | June 24, 2008 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Redcoat | June 24, 2008 11:59 AM

STFU. Does it really matter to you, brit boy?

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Sounds good Nate (the real one I assume). Skinz, that has to be the greatest website ever. My liver hates you now.

Posted by: brownwood26 | June 24, 2008 12:12 PM | Report abuse

thx 4 tha music!

Posted by: Dik | June 24, 2008 11:59 AM

No worries. It does raise a lump in the throat doesn't it?

Posted by: | June 24, 2008 12:11 PM

You need to practice what you preach little boy.

Posted by: Redcoat | June 24, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

STFU. Does it really matter to you, brit boy?

Posted by: | June 24, 2008 12:11 PM

brit boy? That's all you got? You give anons a bad name. Post under your real name, Bethesdaboy, until you can raise your game to the level of an anon.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Well, here's something which may serve as a distraction from the momentary unpleasantness on this here current thread...


This Day in RI History
http://blog.washingtonpost.com/redskinsinsider/2007/06/bramlet_makes_a_case_1.html

A post about Casey Bramlet's heroic turn in the World Bowl, including a comment count approaching 62k. 62k!

Look at the names we rarely or never see up here: KK, periculum, say it ain't so ade jimoh, dealer, P Diddy, Zebra, D7, Hail to 'em, Old School, gethanr13, Cheyenne, WY, 70 Chip, LH/Learned Hand, Lisa, Ocho-Ocho/Crickets, Neil in Durango, E in VB... I know some of them are using different nicknames now or posting infrequently. Y'all check in sometime, ya hear?

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 12:22 PM | Report abuse

He's focused attention on you (and he's probably RC's anon friend as well) because you are the most liked guy on the blog and that = most responses defending you= most disruptive to the blog.

These guys feed off the negative attention that is probably a result of being touched a child or or completely ignored.

Even though I've just broken the rule that I'm attempting to espouse let's maintain strict ITA integrity.

Posted by: Skinz | June 24, 2008 12:25 PM | Report abuse

I was actually going to mention that I haven't seen P Diddy in a while. Has he not been around?

Posted by: Skinz | June 24, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Wow I need to spell/grammar check before I fire these posts out.

Posted by: Skinz | June 24, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Wait, what did Shaq say??

How would know how his a$$ tastes??

Posted by: Kobe | June 24, 2008 12:28 PM | Report abuse

brit boy? That's all you got? You give anons a bad name. Post under your real name, Bethesdaboy, until you can raise your game to the level of an anon.

Posted by: | June 24, 2008 12:18 PM

=

talent evaluator and/or chia pet.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Wait, what did Shaq say??

How would know how his a$$ tastes??

Posted by: Kobe | June 24, 2008 12:28 PM

you can't discuss rap on RI. The old white guys will chase you with flaming torches.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Nate--

Now is the time to assume your alternative blog identity, "He Nate Me." If not now, when?

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 24, 2008 12:32 PM | Report abuse

++++. Daniels played a terrific game vs Minn -- taking on the best part of their line and closing of their #1 ranked run game. Rocky was good as was Smoot. Springs was solid. Carter was a good pass rusher. ++++

Here's where the skins might miss Double G. Knowing the left side of the Minn OLine was pro bowler Hutchinson at Guard and 350 pounds of OLT, double G flipped the DEs, moving 252 pound Carter to the left side and putting 280 pound strong man Daniels on the right side fo teh redskins Dline.

That brilliant strategery worked.

He also cooked up the picket fence pass defense against Detroit, which totally flummoxed them, and when Taylor was tragically murdered, moved Landry back to Deep Free safety, where his speed could make up for CB mistakes.

Not saying Blache isn't that kind of Big Time thinker, but we shall see....

Please forgive the interrupting of the Jibba jabba with football.

And hey! How about that Spain in the soccer thing in Europe deal?

Posted by: Corkczar | June 24, 2008 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Peeps, I do appreciate all the kind words. Especially because this nickname spoofing business is all poop in the punch bowl of an otherwise enjoyable day on the blog.

Being pissy/unpleasantly confrontational never helps in these situations (see my previous threats to "sock you in the nose"), so I will continue asking politely for this person to stop attributing comments to my nickname. Please, stop.

I certainly see the appeal of attributing my comments to another handle as a stopgap measure, as a few of you have suggested, but not only would that be conceding defeat at the hands of this little tormentor, I'm just too doggone stubborn.

You see, from where I sit, as silly as it is, this nickname is mine.

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 12:41 PM | Report abuse

BOOO on spain Cork....BOOO!!!

The rest we shall see. Hopefully Blache learned to be Dynamic from GG.

Posted by: Skinz | June 24, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Yeah but, in your own word, "He Nate Me" was prescient.

Posted by: talent evaluator | June 24, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

1/4 Welch in the house!

That makes Me, Dik, RC and Tom Jones. Am I missing anyone?

Posted by: etrod | June 24, 2008 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Litte college smack for you guys:
Any Maryland Alums on the board? On Aug 30 my Delaware Blue Hens are coming to town.....1-A Terps vs 1-AA Hens.......anyone want to give me 5-1 odds on a 1000 bonus point bet? Straight up, no points.......Hens will shock the world......or at least the state.....

Nate, you're tight with Cindy, just get her to push for registration again.......

Posted by: dlhaze | June 24, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Hey, at least we're not scottish! (jk)

and BETHESDABOY?!? ew! I think I just threw up in my mouth a little...

Posted by: Dik | June 24, 2008 12:52 PM | Report abuse

cheap beer + roadkill = famous British recipes

Posted by: Gordon Ramsay | June 24, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

I haven't seen P Diddy in a while. Has he not been around?

Posted by: Skinz | June 24, 2008 12:26 PM

I believe Diddy is 'rebauching' in Las Vegas this week.

Posted by: Redcoat | June 24, 2008 12:55 PM | Report abuse

cheap beer + roadkill = famous British recipes

Posted by: Gordon Ramsay | June 24, 2008 12:54 PM

Actually we don't usually include anything as identifiably edible as 'roadkill', hence "haggis, tatties and neeps", "brown windsor soup" and "lava bread" along with my father's personal favo(u)rite dish: "blood pudding".

Fancy someone posting here as the expletive-fueled former Glasgow Rangers football (soccah) player!!

Posted by: Redcoat | June 24, 2008 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Hey, at least we're not scottish! (jk)

Posted by: Dik | June 24, 2008 12:52 PM

True, but the family gathering where I found out about my 1/4 Welsh heritage was also where I found out that my maternal great-grandfather was interned in England during WWI and was christened 'Adolf'.

Ever since I found that out I've had a compulsion to reorder the papers on my desk and perform precision engineering of some sort.

Posted by: Redcoat | June 24, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Ever since I found that out I've had a compulsion to reorder the papers on my desk and perform precision engineering of some sort.

Posted by: Redcoat | June 24, 2008 1:02 PM

Oh, and start wearing Jasno/Sween-like glasses...

Posted by: Redcoat | June 24, 2008 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Training camp trivia, from the Redskins.com history page:


"Aug. 2, 1939
Go West: Redskins set forth on first coast-to-coast training trip. The team holds training camp at Eastern State Normal School in Cheney, Washington."
http://www.redskins.com/team/history-history.jsp


The Seattle Seahawks, one of the new teams, now hold their training camp at the same place, today called Eastern Washington University.

I won't be attending the Shehawks' training camp, either.

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 1:04 PM | Report abuse

=

talent evaluator and/or chia pet.

Posted by: | June 24, 2008 12:29 PM

= bestesdaboy/stoicfan

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Eastern State Normal School in Cheney, Washington."

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: | June 24, 2008 1:04 PM

Thanks for breaking up my mon-blog Nate.

What on earth is a 'normal' school? And how prescient of them to name the town after our beloved Washington Veep 'Dick'?

Posted by: Redcoat | June 24, 2008 1:07 PM | Report abuse

=

talent evaluator and/or chia pet.

Posted by: | June 24, 2008 12:29 PM

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notestesboy / woodrowwilson312003

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Hey, at least we're not scottish!......

Posted by: Dik | June 24, 2008 12:52 PM

I am scottish, infact I am the Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandson of Robert the Bruce. (number of greats is an estimate.)

I am however exactly the Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Gandson of King Henrey VII. Which makes Redcoat, technicly my subject. HA HA HA HA!

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

RC,

I doubt very seriously that they know Gordon Ramsay as anything but the Chef on "Hell's Kitchen". You are giving them too much credit.

Posted by: Skinz | June 24, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

'Coat, a normal school was, I think, specifically intended to train teachers. I believe my dear grandmother went to one in the 1920s.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normal_school

The locals, I believe, are careful to pronounce the name of their town "CHEE-nee."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheney%2C_Wa

-Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Beep Beep peoples...

Posted by: Skinz | June 24, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

beep beepity beep beep

Posted by: Anonymous | June 24, 2008 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Sorry anon, you may have been misled. The Royal Tudor bloodline became extinct with the death of Elizabeth in 1603.

But I and the rest of the Rubber Barons would happily pledge you our fealty if that helps in your quest to regain the throne that is rightly yours.

My liege!!

Posted by: Redcoat | June 24, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Do you want to find a online friend to talk about sports? I am the right girl you are looking for, you can reach me at a single club called---- ++++ UKinterracialmatch . c o m +++++ ---- there are so many black & white singles there.

Posted by: kelly | July 1, 2008 10:20 PM | Report abuse

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