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Warning: You Might Miss Kickoff

Viewing Note:

If you're watching the game Sunday on TV, there's a chance -- if the Ravens-Dolphins game that begins at 1 p.m. isn't completely finished or if the outcome is not certain -- that you might miss kickoff of the Browns-Skins game, according to WUSA-Channel 9.

By Cindy Boren  |  October 17, 2008; 3:53 PM ET
 
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First!!! And this is crap!

Posted by: jarresm | October 17, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Ay caramba

Posted by: kreitmaster | October 17, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Thankfully I will be at the game, I would be freaking out like a maniac if I had to miss some of the Skins game because the Raisins Dolphins game ran late.

Posted by: Skins28 | October 17, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

What!!!!!

Posted by: Skinz-girl | October 17, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Skins28 -- which is totally different than missing some of the game because it takes so long to get you car parked

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 17, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

I thought that was why they moved the late games to 4:15...hot water burn baby....

Clayton just said that Springs is unlikely to go Sunday....#%$@^&$%@#@!!

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | October 17, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

In case you are wondering who are the worst owners in football ... I'm pretty sure they are in my back yard here in the SF Bay Area. You know its bad when you have a headline like this in the local paper:

Morning Buzz: SI says Raiders, 49ers don't have worst stadiums!

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 17, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

YES!!!!!

Posted by: Redcoat | October 17, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

repost:

I may not sound sexy to say this, but this Skins defense is good because it is fundamentally sound and disciplined.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 17, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

TMQ made a similar point last week (and this week said Blache got away from some of that "funadmental" style in the Rams game)

About LL, I've missed too many games this season to be able to speak about his lust for mayhem, but I certainly hope losing ST didn't zap the fun out of his game.

I understand the pointlessness of comparing them, but I also remember feeling like he'd probably have a shorter "growing up" period than Sean had. Which can only be a good thing for us.

Posted by: redskirt_ | October 17, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Never mind defending that feeble variant of the 'Wildcat' that Cleveland run, you can watch it being run properly against the Ravens in the comfort of your own home, and THEN tune-in to watch the Skins pummeling the Browns after the main event has finished.

*this pointless post is VERY much tongue-in-cheek*

Posted by: Redcoat | October 17, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

All the California stadiums suck. The only decent stadiums that have been built in California in the last decade were done with private money (as they should be, IMO). Given that California has a $15+B budget shortfall, there's no chance of that changing anytime soon.

I can't believe anyone in DC would ever, ever, ever prioritize the Ravens over the 'Skins. Bizarre.

Posted by: PDiddy | October 17, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Here's to the 'Fins leading 27-3 at 4pm.

Posted by: 4-12 | October 17, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

I expect the main change with LL's play this year is that he is now THE guy back there. Last year was being played on adrenalin, but from now on he is the guy the whole team will look to back there - at least until you see if Horton emerges to be as big a talent - so he has way more responsibility now, and maybe that's causing him to temper his game a little?

Posted by: Redcoat | October 17, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

PLEASE LET SPRINGS GOOOOOOO HE CAN'T FINISH A SEASON DRAFT A CORNER IN THE 4TH TO REPLACE HIM HE'S MAKING 6 MIL THIS YEAR .

Posted by: poolman1200000 | October 17, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

From espn.com...

Who's best running back now, Brown, Portis, Peterson or Turner?

Washington's Clinton Portis: Another skill sets him apart

The stats say Clinton Portis. He leads the NFL in rushing with 643 yards. He has five runs of 20 yards or longer, tied for most in the league. He ranks second in rushing touchdowns with six. He hasn't fumbled. His team is winning.

Those are the obvious reasons Portis stands apart as the best running back in the game right now.

Portis is also effective -- and fun to watch -- when the ball isn't in his hands. A violent pass protector, the Washington Redskins star attacks the game with the ferocity of a linebacker and the mean streak of a guard.

A sequence during a Week 3 game against the Arizona Cardinals stands out. The Cardinals' Darnell Dockett had grabbed Portis around the neck and twisted the running back's head unnecessarily while making a tackle. Portis retaliated within the rules on the next play. Dockett was pass rushing against an offensive lineman when Portis launched himself into Dockett as violently as any running back could.

The collision was memorable, and an example of what makes Portis even better than his league-leading stats.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?page=hotread5/RBs

Posted by: Skins930 | October 17, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

I'll second that 4-12. It would be lovely just to see the vein pulsing in Ray-Ray's forehead! :)

Posted by: Redcoat | October 17, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Thank God for Direct tv and Sunday Ticket with every game on its own channel so that this crap doesn't happen.

Posted by: will_ga | October 17, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

How can you fault Blache's defense in the Rams game? The defense allowed 12 points. The offense turned the ball over three times (the Cooley and JC fumbles were inexcusable, the other one was one of those freak plays that happens to every team at some point in a season and was, effectively, a 10-14 point swing in the game).

Posted by: PDiddy | October 17, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

indeed will_ga!!!

no worries here...gotta love 'the ticket'!!!

of course the lucky ones will actually be at the game!!!

Posted by: deadskin | October 17, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Heh....this would be topical if today were yesterday.....new show set in "DC":


Associated Press • October 17, 2008
BALTIMORE — HBO is returning to Baltimore — for a new series set in Washington.

State officials say the pilot episode for a new series called "Washingtonienne" will begin shooting in the Baltimore area this fall. Some filming will also be done in the District of Columbia.

"Washingtonienne" is a half-hour comedy about three women working on Capitol Hill. It's loosely based on a book by Jessica Cutler, a young Capitol Hill staffer who was fired after blogging about her sex life.

The Washington Post reports that executive producer Sarah Jessica Parker was scouting locations in the district today.

But Maryland is claiming the project as its own. Gov. Martin O'Malley says it continues the state's long relationship with HBO, which produced "The Wire" and several other projects in the Baltimore area.

The show will be eligible for rebates under Maryland's film incentive program.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | October 17, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

"lust for mayhem"....like the sound of that

I second (or third) the Fish smackin the Pigeons so we don't miss kickoff. I think that we should all bet on Miami to help ensure this eventuality. Makes sense right?

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | October 17, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

One thing that is perhaps the difference between this defense being a good to very good defense and being a great defense.

Turnovers.

The INT opportunities are there, but there have been several drops. And our modest pass rush has meant we are not causing QB fumbles.

Catch those INTs and have Jason Taylor provide the kind of rush he has had in prior years and this team can have a great defense. As in Super Bowl great.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 17, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

oh, no doubt, PDiddy, the defense wasn't the problem in the Rams game. I was just doing a poor job of quoting TMQ.

(here's the real thing)

Stop Me Before I Blitz Again! No. 1: Last week, TMQ praised new Redskins defensive coordinator Greg Blache for "using conservative, responsibility-oriented schemes with hardly any of the blitzing or exotic fronts that bobbleheads in the booth always extol." With Washington leading St. Louis 17-16, Les Mouflons faced third-and-13 on their 41 with 1:13 remaining. To that point in the game, St. Louis had just 158 yards of total offense. If Washington simply plays straight defense, a stop is likely. Instead, Blache called not just a safety blitz but a double safety blitz. Speedster Dennis Avery was single-covered on a deep go route for a 43-yard completion, and the Rams kicked the winning field goal with two seconds showing.
******

Obviously you can play the whole "change that ONE play" game all day and come up with different outcomes, but that was the reference.

Posted by: redskirt_ | October 17, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

I second (or third) the Fish smackin the Pigeons so we don't miss kickoff. I think that we should all bet on Miami to help ensure this eventuality. Makes sense right?

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | October 17, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Actually, all we need to do is to have SMACK put some money on Balmer for the win.

Posted by: Redcoat | October 17, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

I won't miss any of it no matter what. I have DirecTV, they will have kickoff on another channel until it shows up on the Network channel.

But this is definitely a bunch of crap!

Posted by: craig2 | October 17, 2008 4:28 PM | Report abuse

I have written letters to WUSA for years complaining about the fact they stick us with the terrible Ravens games like we are from Baltimore and care one iota about what happens to that team. They are absolute Morons and Redskins fans should respond by NOT watching WUSA in protest (not during the Redskins game, of course). If they realize advertising may suffer, maybe then they will stop airing the Ravens games like they are our hometown team. HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!

Posted by: mjwies11 | October 17, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

btw...why dont we make aplay for ty law? seems like we could use a guy like him right about now to fill a role or two...and he wants to play for a contender!!!

Posted by: deadskin | October 17, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

lol at yall

don't even try to complain about missing 5-10 minutes of a game

down here in the SC I'm lucky to get a game and I'm not sure if I'll be able to see this one or not. It's up against Colts\Green Bay and Jets\Oakland. Hopefully I will!

HAIL

Posted by: TheTruth11 | October 17, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

I won't miss any of it no matter what. I have DirecTV, they will have kickoff on another channel until it shows up on the Network channel.
But this is definitely a bunch of crap!
Posted by: craig2 | October 17, 2008 4:28 PM |
Better knock on wood, craig. This has happened before with Direct TV and NFL ticket, (11 year subscriber). Every once in a while someone falls asleep at Direct TV and the 700 channel is still blocked at kickoff......it's infuriating.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | October 17, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

mj- It has nothing to do with channel 9. They don't want this to happen...all scheduling is mandated by the NFL. Channel 9 has no choice.

Posted by: 4-12 | October 17, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

craig2, dont be so sure. in the dc market, directv will only show the game on the local channel...

Posted by: dcsportsfan1 | October 17, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

The only person in the whole DC area that is in favor of this idiotic move by WUSA is JLC - because we all know he is a lover of that purple team that ripped the hearts out of Cleveland!!!!!

The only thing that sucks motre than JLC is Art "I saw a steak I turned down" Modell

Posted by: PASkinsFan2 | October 17, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

They are allowing repeat ballots this year ... not that I condone any of this (i.e., I do not condone fan voting as a way to evaluate player performance ... the whole thing is just a popularity contest where the most popular get the all-expenses paid Hawaii vacation ... I do, however, condone voter fraud ... don't let this come down to a hanging chad).

http://www.nfl.com/probowl/ballot

Posted by: dcsween | October 17, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

yup only one thing sucks more than JLC......

Posted by: chrislarry | October 17, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

out here in the Bay Area, we have 2 teams ... so we almost always get the double header game to feature one of the local dregs. The screwy NFL rules make it worse. Can't see the NFC doubleheader game if its on opposite the Raiders. So instead of Skins-dal, its Raiders vs Bengal or something else equally ugly

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 17, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

The only person in the whole DC area that is in favor of this idiotic move by WUSA is JLC - because we all know he is a lover of that purple team that ripped the hearts out of Cleveland!!!!!
The only thing that sucks motre than JLC is Art "I saw a steak I turned down" Modell
Posted by: PASkinsFan2 | October 17, 2008 4:38 PM |

Um, I think JLC will be at the Skins game, per his job, not watching the ravens game. He will certainly be going "MWUHAHAHAHAA!!!" from up in the press box, laughing at all of us who can't see him. And he will probably put up a post blaming it on Vinny's radio show.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | October 17, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

JLC- Can you get the Post's web guys to post this on the home page! This is big news! Thanks!

Posted by: rusty6 | October 17, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

There is nothing worse than living in a market with 2 NFL teams like bay area, or here in NYC...pretty much guarantees you never see other teams......

Posted by: chrislarry | October 17, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

THIS IS CRAP!!!!!!!!! why the F not???!!! we're friggin DC!!!! capital of the free world!!! this is a friggin dc team. baltimore has a friggin tv station of their own. this is pure BS!!! F baltimore hon!!!! and most of all F baltimore fans aka cowgirls fans that live in this area!!! and ohh yeah F WUSA!!! what a bunch of fc king morons!!!!

have a good friday erryone! you betcha! ;)

Posted by: dealer1 | October 17, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

here in the SC I'm lucky to get a game and I'm not sure if I'll be able to see this one or not.

HAIL

Posted by: TheTruth11 | October 17, 2008 4:32 PM

Easy enough to find a bar that has the NFL package. Just ask to have them turn one of their TV's to the Skins game. I've haven't missed a single game here in Utah.

Posted by: cmecyclist | October 17, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Actually, all we need to do is to have SMACK put some money on Balmer for the win.

Posted by: Redcoat | October 17, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

What is the dude the world's worst gambler? Gimme some picks man!

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | October 17, 2008 4:46 PM | Report abuse

yup only one thing sucks more than JLC......

Posted by: chrislarry

What about Larry Michael and the War. There are at least 2 things.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 17, 2008 4:46 PM | Report abuse

I live in Baltimore now, and these clowns sometimes play stupid movies instead of playing Redskins games. Then when I come back home to DC, I'll see them playing both the Redskins and the Raven games. This is probably one of the most backwards city in this country.

Posted by: noluvdr | October 17, 2008 4:48 PM | Report abuse

diddy, jc didn't fumble the ball. it was a bad snap in SHOTGUN formation (uhh ohh!!! gibbs warned us of these...) by the center...i can't believe i'm drawing a blank on his name and i better not hear his name all friggin day on sunday!

Posted by: dealer1 | October 17, 2008 4:48 PM | Report abuse

I am heading out for a fun packed weekend, those who check my facebook know. But it will be full of grog & Meed

Posted by: alex35332 | October 17, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

quick point that hasnt been discussed, people keep saying defense lost the game but I say it was special teams. the rams could not move the ball on offense and if it were not for all those bad punts by durant brooks giving good field position they would have not even got those 12 points. defense did their job but if you get the ball at the 50 and get 1 first down you pretty much are in position for a long field goal, and that is what happened 50 and 40 yard field goals.

Posted by: GreatOne1 | October 17, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

kareem moore is a better free safety. let him play free when laron is playing the strong and when laron goes back to free bring in horton because he is a better strong saftey. this is where having 2 good and 1 excellent saftey comes into play.

Posted by: GreatOne1 | October 17, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Alex I was joking.....your examples right there proved my joke!!!

cmecyclist, No doubt my brother. I haven't missed a game since I moved to NYC 12 years ago. Sports bars are the best....and I got a whole posse to watch the game with, drinking beers....out of area fans have no excuse...you dont watch the games, shut the hell up I say!

Posted by: chrislarry | October 17, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

quick point that hasnt been discussed, people keep saying defense lost the game but I say it was special teams. the rams could not move the ball on offense and if it were not for all those bad punts by durant brooks giving good field position they would have not even got those 12 points. defense did their job but if you get the ball at the 50 and get 1 first down you pretty much are in position for a long field goal, and that is what happened 50 and 40 yard field goals.
Posted by: GreatOne1 | October 17, 2008 4:51 PM |

Yeah. Nobody talked about that this week. Thanks for pointing it out. Maybe they should get a new punter.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | October 17, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Am I the only one that cringes when Sean Taylor comes up in this context? He's gone and all the wistful thoughts about what was or what could have been just leave me cold.
I appreciate Sean Taylor for what he was as a player and what he had become as a person. He left a genuinely special legacy.
But its 2008 and it is this Redskins team, with this specific group of guys that takes the field. One of the things that makes any team great is their ability to focus on what is right in front of them. Not looking ahead, not looking back, but focus on what is needed in the moment.
Godspeed to Sean Taylor and his family, but can we let these current players be given the chance to be great on their own merit, instead of living in Sean's shadow?
Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 17, 2008 3:45 PM |

Z - We gotta talk about him. No ones comparing. He is in a league of his own. If we don't talk about him we should be ashamed of ourselves. That would be like sweeping him under the rug.......

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 17, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Great One, who has said defense lost the game?

Posted by: redskirt_ | October 17, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

beep ... screw it ... new thread

Posted by: dcsween | October 17, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

cL,

I'm charlie.

Posted by: cmecyclist | October 17, 2008 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Not me I have the NFL ticket!

Posted by: leevi98 | October 18, 2008 4:11 AM | Report abuse

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