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Weekend Update

Sitting on the train heading up to New York (or Newark, more accurately, unfortunately), and thought I'd post since I've got some time on my hands.

What a great weekend to hate the Yankees. Spent Friday night in B-more with my boys and we lavishly celebrated the futile exploits of the worst team money can buy. Then by the time I shake off the hangover - Lauren and Chloe are at my in-laws in Cooperstown for the week, so I could nap, gloriously - I turn on the TV and realize A-FRAUD is hitting 8th. Man, life is sweet.

Too bad I can't watch them get no hit this afternoon - no TV on the train and I am following Game 4 on the internet - but just being in the NY area this weekend is good enough for me. Let's see, their payroll is infinity, but with the season on the line they throw out bums like Randy Johnson and Wright, and have somebody named Brian Bruney coming out of the bullpen right now. What a bunch of chokers. Best lineup in baseball history has gone like 18 innings without scoring. Can't even get a hit today. Looks good on them.

As for football, I think the Skins will take care of business Sunday. As long as the secondary does not completely collapse - and it could happen against this offense - I see them getting out of there with a W in another tight game. A bad all-around weekend for NY sports fans, perhaps? Guess Mets fans are still feeling pretty good, though. And Rangers fans must get a kick out of watching Jagr actually playing like hockey like he cares again, and doing so at the expense of the hapless Caps, while the suddenly-small market Caps subsidize like $4 million of his salary.

Well, hope you all are having a great weekend and enjoy the game. Should be a lot of fun.


By Jason La Canfora  |  October 7, 2006; 6:10 PM ET
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You can access the Internets on the train? I love the 21st century!

I LOVED being able to get the Internets on the airplane, particularly on those boring long-hauls to Europe and those REALLY boring long-hauls around Asia and Australia. Sadly, Boeing pulled the plug on the service. Now I can only hope my iPod lasts long enough to make it across the Ocean. Heaven forbid I actually talk to someone on the plane.

Posted by: P Diddy | October 7, 2006 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the Skins/Giants game in route. I certainly hope you are right. I have a very bad feeling that the Giants will have another day like they had first matchup last season....and that their defense will get it together big time tomorrow to sack Brunell repeatedly.

Posted by: Lisa | October 8, 2006 12:21 AM | Report abuse


Eazzzy there on the CAPS buddy, just witnessed them beating the Hurricanes tonite(with da' Bogger and a hunk of cheezze)!!!

Bogger is IN, UNA is OUTS'!ha!


Posted by: Pink C.C.- | October 8, 2006 3:20 AM | Report abuse

Lisa, girl you have got to bring the faith, cup half full, and all that. I believe the Skins are recognizing their potential, and won't be sleep walkin' Sunday.

JMan, how bout the Craps? Not bad for a couple of young Ruskies.

Posted by: coolio | October 8, 2006 3:46 AM | Report abuse

Meh, since you did a post for today I will have to repost this here since it is more appropriate for todays game anyhow. And it had a typo.

Posted by: Megskin | October 8, 2006 4:22 AM | Report abuse


Eazzzy there on the CAPS buddy, just witnessed them beating the Hurricanes tonite(with da' Bogger and a hunk of cheezze)!!!

Bogger is IN, UNA is OUTS'!ha!


Posted by: Pink C.C.- | October 8, 2006 5:21 AM | Report abuse

Never mind, if you want the story for today go back to 'Award Time' and go to comment #136. Enjoy.

T minus 9.5 hours

Posted by: Megskin | October 8, 2006 5:38 AM | Report abuse


I sure hope you are right.....last Sunday was sooo sweet -would love to see a repeat (except not quite that close of a game)

Posted by: Lisa | October 8, 2006 8:52 AM | Report abuse

Breaking news about the Foley scandal! Update II

For uncensored news please bookmark:

October 7/8, 2006 -- The rumors about another top GOP member of the House being involved in sexual encounters with young "men for hire" are confirmed to WMR by well-placed sources in Washington's gay community. The member in question is House Speaker Dennis Hastert, whose "alternate" life style is the primary reason for him and his staff covering up the scandal involving ex-Florida GOP Rep. Mark Foley and his lewd messages sent to underage male congressional pages. Hastert's penchant to receive anal sex is well-known to our sources in DC's gay community. Additionally, Hastert's reported extremely small penis is the subject of many jokes among Washington's gay circles.

Speaker Hastert: The "butt" of many jokes among Washington's gay community.

WMR reported on old charges that swirled around Hastert when he was a high school wrestling coach at Yorkville High School in Yorkville, Illinois. Hastert decided to enter politics in 1980 after rumors surfaced about inappropriate contact with male high school students.

In July, Hastert was hospitalized at Bethesda Naval Hospital for cellulitis, a bacterial skin infection. In the Feb. 7, 2003 issue of AIDS Treatment News, doctors reported that they saw "a large increase in aggressive, antibiotic-resistant 'staph' (Staphylococcus aureus) skin infections in gay men in some areas -- and a separate epidemic in certain prisons. Symptoms include boils or blisters; treatment can be difficult, and sometimes requires hospitalization. One HIV doctor in Los Angeles who used to see about one case a year is now seeing two a week. In the past this infection occurred mainly in hospitals." The reports of serious skin infections among gay men was also reported in the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 27, 2003.

WMR has also learned that Republicans will soon mount an effort to discredit a senior House Democratic member with a sex scandal of a rather different nature. The member is aware of the plans and is circling the political wagons if the GOP launches their expected attack.

Posted by: che | October 8, 2006 1:46 PM | Report abuse

defense is officially a liability

Posted by: dealer | October 8, 2006 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Let me be the first to say never again will I be fooled by Brunell. He must go! Still not get the ball to open people. He sucks if we are not going anywhere which seems to be the case with him. Then let's see what campbell can do.

Posted by: jm220 | October 8, 2006 5:08 PM | Report abuse

you redskin fans luv your toast burnt.I luv throwing at SEAN "BURNT TOAST" TAYLOR!

Posted by: eli | October 8, 2006 6:21 PM | Report abuse

my next week character will be "POOPIS PORTIS"a pile of doodoo.

Posted by: portis | October 8, 2006 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Lavar didn't need to give the playbook. We all knew the problem coming in........


Posted by: A Dog | October 8, 2006 8:44 PM | Report abuse

It's a sad state of affairs when, 4 hours after the game, the 900 people +/- that graded the Skins - Giants game gave the Zebras & the CBS broadcast team the highest marks. And the REALLY bad news -- they're right!

Posted by: CentFLSkinsFan | October 8, 2006 8:47 PM | Report abuse

thank god the cowgirls won! ohh wait cowgirls play in dalas right? duh! how could they not have tied that game? "to" is the best reciever in the league, bledsoe is the best qb in the league and roy williams is the best safety in the league...(you know for a second i thought i saw someone wearing #31 jersey running after a no-name eagles receiver about 10 yards behind...but NOWAY that wasn't 31. cuz he can cover. i'm stupid and blind! he can run though!). and if lito shephard hadn't been standing there drew bledsoe would've thrown that ball one! but he's still got a gun for an arm though. tom brady who? bellychoke isn't nearly as smart as parcells. there's no way bellichoke picked the right guy. how many superbowl rings does tom brady have any way! [dealer, mercy!!!! stop! everyone knows you're po-ed about the skins loss...spare the girls please!] but the girls fans need the skins to validate their existence. i'm just being nice. why do you think they show up here and not on [ohh!]

anyways...i'm po-ed! i can't believe the way we played. mygod!!!

oh no! not the 'we want jason" chant already. trust me! it's just something in the nj water. skins just don't play them well.

let's just wait till we come back and play philly @ philly. hopefully by then we're just 3-4 or 4-3...
btw, rogers sux!

key plays:
1. dropped interception by rogers
2. dropped interception by 53
3. rogers couldn't recover the fumble caused by the beast...(4 weeks in a row now?, wait that was roy williams out there.)
4. pass play called on a 3rd down and 1 in the first quarter
5. pass play called on a 3rd down and 1 in the 4th quarter
6. 4 minute 84 yard drive allowed to end the half
7. 8 minute drive allowed to start the half (game over!)

who's calling the o plays though? i saw gibbs calling plays (shown on tv) but no one's mentioned it anywhere in the press...JLaC? honestly i love gibbs but let the man you're paying 2 mil do his job. i still can't believe they passed on two 3rd and 1's when they have CP...

did i mention i'm po'ed!

btw, if we're the worst pass defense in the league then won't Ahmad...whatever his name is (recently cut by packers) have a shot at making this team?????????????????making it better! c'mon! we need some DB's!!! c'mon vinny if you're reading this your magic baby! pittsburgh's about to go 1-3/4...they might be able to take tj for a corner? no? call the can't get any dumber than millen?!!! give him a receiver for a starting cB!

Posted by: dealer | October 8, 2006 11:19 PM | Report abuse

Dealer... to sum it up: Traveshamockery

today was a travesty

a sham

a mockery

Posted by: Dorf | October 8, 2006 11:38 PM | Report abuse

C' all are blaming this loss on Brunell....the D could not stop anyone (let Tiki run wild again) and the O line was not protecting Brunell. Give up the hating on Brunell and blaming him for every little thing. It's a total team loss.

Posted by: Lisa | October 9, 2006 12:00 AM | Report abuse

To everyone that wants the Skins to "throw downfield": The skins never threw downfield this season, and won't throw downfield this season. The two long TDs against Jax (both Moss TDs) were: 1) a quick hitch, and 2) a bad 15-20 yard pass into double coverage that Moss miraculously turned into a game-winning TD. So...the playbook was never opened up, and brunell does not have the accuracy, strength, or poise to throw deep....take a look at the pass he tried to Lloyd late in the game today. I'd like to think B. Lloyd is favored in most man-man coverages, but Brunell never gave him a chance with his pass.
And the Playcalling?!?!?! Goodness...why couldn't we throw to Cooley down the field more? He seemed to get behind the LBs...
Why couldn't we exploit LaVar's side of the zone? He telegraphed plenty of his rushes.
And of course we pass on 3rd and 1 on the NY 25-ish yd line, down 13....a conversion coulda led to a TD and rejuvenated hope, with 7-8 minutes to go.

Oh well, truth be told, I've gotten used to the Redskins getting a big win and laying an egg, so the aftermath was quite easy to deal with...the Boys losing to McNabb did ease the pain considerably.

Just took a look at the standings...and I feel like the NFC East might be able to get both Wild Cards this season. Only other team that will compete for a wild card will be ATL/Car (whomever doesn't win the division...Rams discounted cause they aren't for real). what do you guys think?

Posted by: K-Man | October 9, 2006 12:41 AM | Report abuse

What's the deal with Mark Brunell? He always seems more than a little bit agitated in his post game press conferences. I'm sure losing doesn't help, but something makes me think there's more to it than that. I suspect he recognizes that he's reached the end of his career, and blames himself for the Skins failures. And if he can recognize who's at fault, how come Gibbs and Al Saunders can't? Maybe the offense will put up big numbers again this season, but who cares when they can't do it when it matters most - against an NFC East opponent.

Posted by: SkinsFanInNY | October 9, 2006 1:28 AM | Report abuse

Found the game on TV in London at some pub in Knightsbridge. Just my luck that the only Giants fan in the UK happened to be there. Ugh.

5-1 vs. the division last year, 0-2 to start this year. Not good.

Posted by: Ali Haji Shank | October 9, 2006 5:32 AM | Report abuse

Oh, and just curious: Was Duckett inactive again?

Posted by: Ali Haji Shank | October 9, 2006 5:33 AM | Report abuse

Duckett was actually active yesterday. We could have used him (or Sellers) on that 3rd and 1 instead of a pass. Even then, you gotta go for it on 4th. After that, our chances are only in a miracle (like throwing 2 TDs w/ less than 4 mins left @ 12:45 am after being left for dead). We can't hope for that every week.

Posted by: A Dog | October 9, 2006 8:45 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: BOOFER | October 9, 2006 9:35 AM | Report abuse

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