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Weekly Awards

What a week. Can't believe the last day of practice is upon us. Seems like we're still on Dallas Week around here. Who knows, might be like that all year long. It's time for our weekly awards. I'll get it started here, and I look forward to seeing what you guys come up with. I'm going to stick with our TCCL rating system, and let me start with a tip of the cap to my bloggy peoples everywhere.

5 TCCL - The readers of the blog: First of all, thanks for the concern for my daughter. I really appreciate the thoughts and good wishes As Al G would say, Much respect, booyakashot (or whatever the proper spelling is). No one killed me for grammatical mistakes, and on top of that we crushed 100 comments twice this week, seem to have triggered a full blown Cowboys-Skins on-line war somehow, and I cracked up reading the stuff you guys came up with everyday. Dare I say it, we have quite the little community here. Imagine once we get the long-promised re-design and get the blogosphere spit-shine?

5 TCCL - Rock Cartwright: Takin' it to the house in Big D. 'Nuff said. Most people don't realize it but the dude led the NFL in yards per carry last season, over 7 per attempt. Sure, he didn't rush enough times to officially qualify, but there's a natural spirit and energy in the way he approaches the game that seems infectious.

5 TCCL - Paulaner Beer: with Octoberfest upon us, by al means invest a real Munich beer. Taking a swig brings me back to many a 7 am last call in Germany at the World Cup this summer. It was my official beer of Week 3 of the NFL season. Next week, might be back to The Elephant.

4 TCCL - Kedric Golsten: I like this kid, and with Joe Salave's banged up this week the rookie might play even more. He's had a nice showing in two straight games now. Has a real motor to him. About time this team found a young D-lineman with some spunk.

4 TCCL - Sports Illustrated: With my Red Sox on the shelf until Spring Training, my baseball attention naturally turns to any entity attempting to derail The Evil Empire. Godspeed SI. Exposing A-Fraud for the faux-baller he is - a contrived, phony, egoist, loner, error machine. Man, can't wait to hear him booed mercilessly as the Yanks get punked in the postseason again. He's like the anti Scott Brosius. Any true Yankee fan - like my boy Casey Husband, star of Redskins Radio - realizes A-Fraud is a complete joke.

2 TCCL - The New Guys: There may be no better game all year for Andre Carter and Adam Archuleta to make a stand and make some plays.

2 TCCL - Redskins at the line of scrimmage: How long can this go on? Have a feeling Jacksonville is going to look at tapes of those first two weeks and lick its chops. Plus, Kornheiser's repeated drubbings of that city will only spur the Jags to even greater motivation for that otherwise placid out-of-conference game, right?

2 TCCL - Dirty Pretty Things: Sorry, but I'm just not feeling it. Babyshambles is the straight dope. DPT sounds like everything else you hear, basic guitar driven rock. Pete is the genius behind The Libertines. It's more clear now than ever. He challenges the listener. If you don't get it then you just don't get it.

1 TCCL - Joey Porter. He starts the week with the lamest pre-game introductions in NFL history during the Monday Night Football telecast. Anyone else catch that arm-swinging, facial-contorting deal? He looked like McGruff The Crime Dog on crack. Then his Steelers go and get shutout on national TV, and his dogs kill a horse a day later. What the hell is he feeding them? Don't the good people of Purina generally intervene in these instances, providing a much-needed buffer in the eventual food chain that brings horse meat to the bowls of canines?

1 TCCL - Me: Too busy to update the blog as much as I'd like. Miss a day at Redskins Park. Unable to convince Cooley to finally watch "Heavy Metal Parking Lot," or goad Portis into dressing up. Poor showing all around. I'm the first to admit it.

By Jason La Canfora  |  September 22, 2006; 8:00 AM ET
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Look at you Jason....seem to be quite the expert when it comes to alcohol. I havent had the chance to try Paulaner; any tips on where I can find it around Fairfax? How does it compare to Hoogaarten (only German beer I've tried)?

anywho, since you get to talk to the players/coaches in person; does their body language indicate that they feel confident about the steps they've taken this past week, or does it still seem iffy?
Looking forward to your column on Saunders's hoping Texas Trip Part Deux works out a bit better...our season's riding on this...

awesome columns, and even better blogs, Jason. Thank you.

Posted by: K-man | September 22, 2006 8:57 AM | Report abuse

Hoegaarden is Belgian, dude.

Posted by: Wes Mantooth | September 22, 2006 9:42 AM | Report abuse

Lots of 5 TCCL's goin' on Jason. Now if the Skins can crush the Texans this weekend, Dolla Bill gets a buck-fitty, and Brunell throws for 3 TD's, then you can break out the 5 again. I might have to check out the Paulaner, it is getting to that dark beer time of year again....

Posted by: Pulldownclaw | September 22, 2006 9:42 AM | Report abuse

Beer is no substitute for hard alcohol, especially when we're on the losing side of things. I can drink beer before or after a game, or perhaps when we're winning(I do love a good beer), but as soon as those lame duck wobblers start flying out of the backfield, some serious rum is going downrange.

Forgot about Kornheiser and all his beat-downs on Jacksonville, it's totally his fault if we lose to them. The only way he can bring us some good luck is to shave off those scraggly things he calls "hair" on top of his head.

Can't wait for the article on Saunders!

Posted by: Megskin | September 22, 2006 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Belgian? Damn, my mistake. good catch, anchorman #2. umm...what are some good Deutsche beers?

Posted by: K-man | September 22, 2006 10:24 AM | Report abuse

I stopped being at Orioles fan the day that no good bum fired Davey Johnson. It's been downhill ever since.

Posted by: Megskin | September 22, 2006 10:51 AM | Report abuse

I would like to make a nomination as well:

10 TCCL: The Orioles fans who yesterday at Oriole Park at Camden YArd protested Peter Angelos and the way he has ruined one of the best franchises in the history of mlb. Kudos to them. Free the birds!

Posted by: Chief Clancy Wiggum | September 22, 2006 10:52 AM | Report abuse

I am afraid I do not trust Jason anymore. If you don't like Dirty Pretty Things, you are no friend of mine. That's like saying you don't like Laser Beak and that Soundwave was the real genius. Soundwave was awesome, we all know that, and a legend. He was so good, in fact, that he almost took over the Decepticons after Megatron almost died at the hands of Optimus Prime. But let's not throw away Laser Beak's contributions and overall tightness. Carl Barat is a genius too but in a different way, just like Laserbeak.

My top 5 favorite Redskins of all time:

1. LaVar Arrington
2. Sean Taylor
3. Gary Clark
4. Dexter Manley
5. Jim Lachey


Posted by: The Governor | September 22, 2006 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Don't be so hard on yourself. You sound like the Gibber only givin' yourself 1 TCCL and saying, "it all starts w/ me." Just like the Gibber, you'll get it turned around. Keep ya head up!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 22, 2006 11:25 AM | Report abuse

If you are speaking of a sick rock band, you have to check out Rose Hill Drive. Saw them last night at DC9, brought the small house down! A throw back to Zep and Ozzy. check them out!

Posted by: KMILL | September 22, 2006 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Did he just bring up the transformers? Governor you killing me. (lmao)You guys are truly making me miss being in the DC area. 4 TCCL for Taylor for those hits on T.O. He may still be feeling them

Posted by: jm220 | September 22, 2006 11:52 AM | Report abuse

5 TCCL for that Gibbs/Brunell cartoon on the previous blog.

Posted by: X.Hog | September 22, 2006 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Joey Porter's introduction was an imitation of Dave Chappelle doing an imitaion of Howard Dean's famous scream two years ago in Iowa (I think Iowa)...Chappelle mocked it, and Joey imitate Chappelle...

Posted by: Nauseated Fan | September 22, 2006 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Dudes and Megskin, I heart this little section of the Washington The rest is so stuffy and 'newsy'. Who needs that? This is just some dudes and a honey rapping about things that are important. 1) I hate dallas like I hate racism
2) My most beloved franchise in sport is in trouble. We are now seeing the results of a few years of poor personel decisions and a bizarre disdain for drafting players. We gave the largest contract ever to a safety who lacks coverage skills. He is an undersized linebacker (what he played in college) that is a good tackler but he kills us in pass coverage and will continue to do so all year. Andre Carter seems like a good dude so I feel bad saying this, but he is the classic example of a dude that keeps getting opportunities despite the fact he is not a good football player. He blows people's minds with how much a specimen he is but it doesn't translate on the field. My boy in HS was like this (to a much lesser degree of course). You looked at this 6'4 230 athletic freak and were sure that he could play. Well, he couldn't and neither can Carter. He gets tooled by LTs one on one. Sacks are streaky but pressuring the QB isn't and we don't get consistent pressure from our DL. We might against Houston because they are like vegetable soup that has been farted on and left out for 6 days but our issues are not solved.

Think about how many players we have drafted that are having an impact on both sides of the ball this year: Taylor and Rogers. Think about how many dudes Dallas had: 7 on defense, julius jones, whitten, fasano etc on O. Certainly, drafting isn't the only model but it is indicative of how poorly we have done.

3) Relates to #2, but I believe much of this is due to Gregg Williams believing his own hype. That dude is a defensive genius. No doubt. That said, there a reason why you don't have coaches involved in personel decisions. You end up with a team full of 'coach's guys' that are not as talented that the coach loves. If you were holding a draft, and you could choose any player from the NFC east to win right now, how many skins would you take? If you were smart you would stop after you took Griffin and Washington. The other 3 Ds are way more talented than we are.

4) No one is talking about how we underestimated how long it would take Jason Campbell to pick up Al Saunders 700 page manifesto. We let Ramsey go thinking we had a capable backup and it turns out that the kid will need several months to figure out where everyone goes. Hence, we are stuck with the Ancient Mariner tossing ground balls to his infielders (receivers). I actually like Brunnell. He is a good dude. My boy played for Jacksonville and said the Brunnell is hilarious in the huddle and guys play hard for him. Nice guy but that doesn't matter anymore. We need to replace the uniform in his locker with a caoches' polo shirt and thank him for his service.

5) We need to root against Denver so we can keep our draft pick, which will be a high one.

6) Hoagarten is unbelievably sound as far as adult sodas go.

7) The new band that is the tightness is: Hard-Fi. They are British and filthy; a 2006 version of The Clash.

8) This was too long. I am sorry. I love you all.

Posted by: ParcellsIsAPig | September 22, 2006 12:13 PM | Report abuse with you on the liquor and the yard birds...

angelos makes the danny look like a 5 TCCL

go nats!!!

The can you not have riggo in the top 5...he's my all time gotta love a guy that can run for 150 with a hangover and gets so drunk he oversleeps his own super bowl parade!!! 5 TCCL - RESPEK!!!

Posted by: deadskin | September 22, 2006 12:14 PM | Report abuse youre #2...
are you serious you wouldnt take the reaper on your team? 1 TCCL for you!!!

Posted by: deadskin | September 22, 2006 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Hefewiezen is the best of Paulaner. Love the stuff with a bit of Lemon.

Posted by: Skinz | September 22, 2006 12:37 PM | Report abuse

yo jason...props on the blog and your little lady...buuuuuuuuuuut i dont think i can go 5 TCCLs on the skins/boys blogwar yesterday...

those cowboy fans are about as bright as Brick Tamland...

i love lamps...

i love cows...

i love boys...

i love cowboys!!!

but well i guess at least...even those guys that cant think say something!!!

Posted by: deadskin | September 22, 2006 12:49 PM | Report abuse

You guys are awesome.

Can I join your ranks.

I love the skins and hate the 'boys, giants, and eagles.

Chief Zee is probably in my top 10.

Posted by: Luvmyskinnies | September 22, 2006 12:55 PM | Report abuse

deadskin, do you really love the lamp, or are you just saying it because you saw it?

Posted by: nobody important | September 22, 2006 12:59 PM | Report abuse

I love bl-blogs!!!

Posted by: brick t deadskin | September 22, 2006 1:04 PM | Report abuse

oops, that wasn't supposed to be to you, deadskin. my bad. just quoting. i think cowboy fans love carpet and desks too. and poop hammers.

Posted by: nobody important | September 22, 2006 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Long time reader..1st time poster...

Jim Lachey in the top 5!?!?!? What are ya?...ignant?

Dave Butz before Jim Lachey.

Posted by: Bornafan | September 22, 2006 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Let me first off say that I am not a Yankees fan. Having said that, what is with people constantly kicking a man when he is down. Granted, A-Rod is not having the best year, but everyone has off years. Besides, he is still hitting around .280 and has 34 HRs. I understand that many of those hits and HRs were not in "clutch" situations and he has commited more errors than usual but the guy is the reigning MVP, he deserves to be given a break.

And what is with Giambi talking smack!! Isn't this the same Jason Giambi that, a few years back, could hit a softball in a slow-pitch softball league. For goodness sakes, he hit .208 in 2004! I don't remember A-Rod ripping him then.

On the other hand, maybe Giambi could help A-Rod see the ball better and refer him to Victor at a certain San Fran Lab.

Posted by: A Fraud? | September 22, 2006 1:30 PM | Report abuse

You are expecting too much from a Dallas fan if you expect them to think.

As the saying goes..."There are only two things that come out of Texas, steers and queers."

Posted by: Re: Deadskin | September 22, 2006 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Deadskin: Do not get me wrong. I love the Reaper like I love naps and winning games of H.O.R.S.E for money. But right now man, you have to see past the unbearbly devastating hits and see the fact that he is struggling in coverage (gave up a TD against Dallas to the TE which was a pretty basic route) and the personal fouls are hurting (led to the GW FG vs. Minnesota). Listen, this, he is not a man, he is something else. This...Destroyer of Souls will be among the top 5 players in the NFL one day but not just yet. I would rather have Dawkins (who makes me want to bang my shin against a light post) as he makes all the plays and is super smart. Roy Williams is overyped and he stinks in coverage also.

Also, related to earlier posts, it is impossible to be a cowboys fan and not be a bama. They are synonomous.

Transformers are super tight. The 2007 movie in July makes me want to bring children into the world so I can share the mirth. If I could be anything in the Universe, it would likely be the thing that the Constructocons formed (Devastator) or quite possibly Bruticus from the Combaticons.


Posted by: ParcellsIsAPig | September 22, 2006 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Jason, the fact that you post at all and give us some inside dope that doesn't appear in the paper is good for at least 4 TCCL on a weekly basis.

Glad you mentioned Golsten. I like what I've seen from him. Always active, as you mentioned.

If Cowboys fans come back, I say we simply ignore them. No use paying mind to such an idling, trifling, picayune group of individuals. (Picayune. I love that word.)

Posted by: Colin | September 22, 2006 1:46 PM | Report abuse

NobodyImportant...didnt take it personal at all...actually laughed at that and was keeping it going...

ParcellsIsAPig...ok i hear ya on Taylor but now ive got to jump on BornAFans bandwagon for Butz over Lachey...

Posted by: deadskin | September 22, 2006 1:52 PM | Report abuse

NobodyImportant...didnt take it personal at all...actually laughed at that and was keeping it going...

ParcellsIsAPig...ok i hear ya on Taylor but now ive got to jump on BornAFans bandwagon for Butz over Lachey...

my 5...
Dexter Manliness
and a 15 way tie for 4th...

Posted by: deadskin | September 22, 2006 2:03 PM | Report abuse

you skiny fans do nothing but whine and overrate your players and team,and coaches GIBBS is out of touch with football he doesnt have the hogs,smurfs,monk,riggins and so on!!!thats why he gave up coaching off.after 1st playoff victory in 10 years!!texan fans no we suck and whats wrong, just hope they fix it!!but the team is being built,somthing skin fans no nothing about!!!!YOU CANT BUY A SUPERBOWL!!WE WILL KICK YOUR SORRY BUTTS BACK TO DC!!!!!!

Posted by: texanfan | September 22, 2006 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Down with Butz over Lachey. Although, it is dangerous to compare things that are wondrous. Example: What is better, air conditioning or cooked food? Can't they both just be great?

That said, neither was drafted by the skins and we got Lachey for Jay Schroeder which is hilarious. I'll take your pro bowl left tackle...and you can have our sub par QB. Deal? Super.

Lachey, 3 time pro bowler. Butz, 1 time.
Both won Super Bowls.

Lachey, member of the Hogs. Butz, always kind of gross and was an absolute BAMF on the DL.

Butz has a name that dudes love to say. Lachey, has the same name as that chooch Nick Lachey which is cool like burning hot fire in my eyes.

I personally prefer Butz but can see a Lachey argument. That dude just didn't allow people to go past him. Tight.

Posted by: ParcellsIsAPig | September 22, 2006 2:09 PM | Report abuse


more than meets the eye....

Posted by: hmmmmm | September 22, 2006 2:10 PM | Report abuse

HoustonTxn, you are a fan of the worst organization in pro sports. Win lose or draw this wknd, sleep well knowing that you will have an expansion team until you raise your kids to shoot pepsi cans on your ranch. You passed on Reggie Bush and took a dude that got benched as a senior on a DL with 3 other pro players. We certainly do tend to overrate our players. That happens when you have won...which we have. Remember winning? Oh that's right, you never have. See you at the top of the draft board again this year you idiot.



Posted by: ParcellsIsAPig | September 22, 2006 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Jason, who cares how many grammatical mistakes you have, as long as you keep this blog going and keep us up to date with the inside stuff--definately the best part of this paper.

Yay the cowpokes are gone. They didn't even put up a good fight while they were here. If I were a Dallas fan I would be all over how good a team they have and how great....wait a sec, they suck. What am I thinking? Nevermind.

Here, in no particular order, is a stab at the top Five:
(this so changes all the time, don't think that it doesn't)

#1 Darrell
#2 Riggo (ditto on the while drinking thing)
#3 Brian Mitchell
#4 Sean Taylor
#5 LaVar(I still love him, can't help it, anyone that ended the career of Aikman deserves to be a Redskin for life)

Big Yay for longposts, keep 'em coming

Posted by: Megskin | September 22, 2006 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Is this a joke? i didn't know that the Texans had any fans.

P.S. It is "know" not "no." They teach those important nuances of the English language in DC area public schools, but I guess they don't teach them in Texas. Go back to English class you moron!

Posted by: Re: Texanfan | September 22, 2006 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Ok.... so i gotta jump on this bandwagon..... since beer is my second favorite pasttime!

5 TCCL's ---- You gotta try New Belgium Brewery's Fat Tire which right now is my personal favorite.... it's like Sierra Nevada with a little less bite. Also another recent fav of mine is Arrogant Bastard beer. Yeah, being a Washingtonian living in NoCal has it'a advantages! (although having to deal with Raider Fan can be a real pain in the @ss sometimes, about the only thing they can hang their hat on anymore is their drubbing of us in SB XVIII.... did I get the nember right?)

5 TCCL's ---- pimping my own band on this blog! I've refrained from doing so thus far, but this topic is kinda open so I figured what the heck. Besides with Jason's Megadeth references lately I've been finding it harder and harder to keep quiet. Here's the URL that will make your ears bleed!

Mucus Membrane

5 TCCL's ---- The Williams/Saunders learning curve. I think w/ Portis back the offense will pick it up this week and score at least 24 points. 2 rushing and one passing TD.... expect Sellers to get more involved w/ the passing game this week. Also, I think Carter, Wright, and Archuletta will start to feel more comfy in the defense this week. 2 sacks for Carter a couple of pass defenses each for Kenny and Adam, and maybe even a INT or two!

5 TCCLs ---- The new Iron Maiden CD "A Matter Of Life And Death". Listening to it for the first time right now, and it kicks butt! I can't believe these guys are still cranking out killer metal in their late 40s early 50s... plus they have a better live show than most bands half their age!

Ok.... that's it for me.... I'm out.... gotta go write some code to pay the bills :-)

Posted by: Mucus Membrane | September 22, 2006 2:26 PM | Report abuse


Thanks for calling me skinny. Been working hard, doing the cardio, watching the fat intake. It's awfully nice of you to notice. BTW, I know a lady that can help you with the exclamation point problem. I once had a comma problem. Took me, three years to get over it, but, by golly, I succeeded.


Posted by: sting | September 22, 2006 2:27 PM | Report abuse best friend and long-time Redskins fan ParcellsisaPig has made his presence in the forum. Quick note, he is the second funniest person I know, just behind me. We knew we were separated at birth during two key events: 1)him pulling out the Transformers the Movie DVD out of his stash and me staring at it as a tear glistened down my cheek and saying "I saw it three times in the theatre...when Optimus Prime died, I cried for two days" and him crying as well thinking about the third saddest day of our lives. and 2)When I started a lyric to the East Bay gangsta Spice 1 and he finished off the line.

Two things you should know about ParcellsisaPig: he gets unbelievably down on the Skins no matter how good they are and how early it is and would probably think we sucked if we had just won the Super Bowl, which we have already done 4 times (we count the one loss as a victory...he can explain later because I throw up thinking about it) and he is a local celebrity. That is all you will know about him.

Megskin, are you a bartender that loves Captain Chaos? Maybe the wrong Meg.

All ParcellsisaPig and I want is our parade. We want our parade. I won't be happy until I have lit a car on fire.

By the way...BOOYAKASHOT.

Posted by: The Governor | September 22, 2006 2:29 PM | Report abuse

to ParcellsIsAPig...... I just read your entry.... was that an Iron Maiden reference you just made? calling Brunell the "Ancient Mariner" cracked me up! Even if it wasn't intentional it was great nonetheless...... here is to beer and Brunell and "The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner"!

Posted by: Mucus Membrane | September 22, 2006 2:34 PM | Report abuse

What type of world are we in where LaVar gets picked over people like Sonny and Sammy Baugh.

My favorite 5, in no particular order:

1) Darrell Green
2) Sonny Jurgenson
3) Sammy Baugh
4) Tha Reeper
5) Art Monk

Posted by: Top 5 | September 22, 2006 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Finally some love for the Rock. Rock and Rocky should start a thing like the bash brothers from the Mighty Ducks. Yes, I went there. Since Gibbs seems to think Rock is only useful to us on special teams and garbage minutes, Rock and the rook should start something amazing that gets the whole team fired up. Sorta like Cooley's cheerleading fiasco.

Jason, 5 TCCLs for you... you care more about your baby girl than a bunch of whiners on the internet. Much respect, you got your priorities right.

Texanfan... rooting for Texans is like rooting for the Nationals... I know you love em and they might be good one day, but there's no sense talking trash to anyone cause your team just can't back it up at this point... stay positive though, Mario Williams may just have a break out game this weekend.

Posted by: Dorf | September 22, 2006 2:38 PM | Report abuse

again to ParcellsIsAPig........

Destroyer Of Souls! That absolutely rules! Do you mind if I use that as a song title? I promise to give credit where credit is due!

Posted by: Mucus Membrane | September 22, 2006 2:42 PM | Report abuse

The Governor: no, I am not a bartender, never have been, never will. Crossing my fingers on that one. And I have never heard of or seen Captain Chaos; I like techno--I know, I know, so sue me. We all have our faults.

Top5: Sonny and Sammy don't go in because I never saw them play, so sorry, they just can't be counted. I guess I should have prefaced it with "Top 5 I have actually seen play"

Posted by: Megskin | September 22, 2006 2:48 PM | Report abuse

my fav 5

1) Riggo
2) Sonny
3) Monk
4) Green
5) Manley

next 5

6) Mitchell
7) Marcus Washington
8) The Reaper
9) D. Williams
10) Timmy Smith (who knew?)

Posted by: Mucus Membrane | September 22, 2006 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Mucus: How could you pick Timmy Smith? Timmy? OMG, of all people! He had like one good game, sure it was the one game that mattered, but talk about never being seen again. Ick! At least pick Kelvin Bryant over him.

Posted by: Megskin | September 22, 2006 2:48 PM | Report abuse

5 TCCL - John Hall; it was nice to actually was a kickoff go near the goal line rather than landing around the opp. 20, it's been awhile since that has happened hopefully he can do it 2 weeks in a row.

Posted by: David | September 22, 2006 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Fair enough.

Favorite 5 I've seen:

1) Darrell Green
2) Art Monk
3) Clinton Portis
4) Sean Taylor
5) Champ Bailey

Posted by: Re: Megaskin | September 22, 2006 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Timmy Smith?!?!? PUH...LEEZ!

Hacking your post and replacing him with Ken Houston.

Posted by: Bornafan | September 22, 2006 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Mucus Membrane: I am also a creative artist and I believe art should be free. Use that shizzle. Also, your top 10 has heart. The thing that we need to remember is that we all love the skins. There are no wrong answers for your favorite Redskins. We all need to remember that. I love Sonny from NFL films, seeing him drink a giant glass of bourbon when I was a child and asking my dad how a man could drink apple juice so fast, to him hating how badly Ade Jimoh gets beat. But he isn't in my top 5. It is about feelings. Also, I didn't think anyone would get the Iron Maiden Reference. I like the parlay with the epic poem. Kudos for that knowledge.

Megskin, if you are A) an actual girl B) live within 50 miles of the District C) can make a sandwich, please consider this a proposal. Not for marriage though, I am trying to bring back the term 'going steady' because it is old school and we could use a little of that right now.

Sting-I make humor professionaly and I have to tell you, that was the funniest thing I have read since 1988.

Last, Texanfan...ssshhhhhhhhhh...go to sleep tiny dancer...ssssshhhhh...It's gonna be've still got high school football...that's it...go to sleep little guy...just give your kid an extra first name and everything will be fine.

I love this blog.


Posted by: ParcellsIsAPig | September 22, 2006 3:12 PM | Report abuse

you skiny fans need to look in the mirror your at the bottom with us texans, the only difference is we are smart enough to know it!!BUT YOU ARE SKIN FANS,GOING TO SB EVERY YEAR!!LAUGHING STOCK OF NFL!!GO TEXANS

Posted by: TEXANFAN | September 22, 2006 3:38 PM | Report abuse

1. Rich Gannon
2. Trent Green
3. Stan Humphries
4. Brad Johnson
5. Champ Baily

Posted by: Rob | September 22, 2006 3:40 PM | Report abuse

I'll give some TCCL love to Frost, as well. Really punted the hell out of the ball on Sunday. It was nice to see. Harkened me back to the good ol' days of Tom Tupa. Speaking of which, why is Reggie Roby not on anyone's list of favorite Redskins. Maybe a little Matt and Dan Turk action, as well. (RIP Reggie.)

And for what it's worth ...

1. Darrell Green (He should be everyone's No. 1, right?)
2. John Riggins
3. Art Monk
4. Stephen Davis (I'm still showing him some love.)
5. Charles Mann (Just wanted to put down someone who hasn't been mentioned.)

Posted by: Colin | September 22, 2006 3:45 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: TEXANFAN | September 22, 2006 3:49 PM | Report abuse

to megskin and bornafan.......

Had to give Timmy a little love simply because he helped us win a Super Bowl and was never heard of again..... he's definitely not one of the greatest Redskins.... but he's one of my fav's along with every player on each of the three (winning) Super Bowl teams (well, maybe w/ the exception of Thiesmann..... hehehe.... I'm joking!)

Posted by: Mucus Membrane | September 22, 2006 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Five Favorites:
(I like the point about "Player's I've seen")

1. Art Monk
2. Art Monk
3. John Riggins
4. Mork Moseley
5. Art Monk

I would not argue that Sammy was the greatest of all time. I love Sonny and Sam. My Mom was a huge Billy K. fan, Dad loved Chris Hanburger.

I will also note why Darrell did not make my list. I was fortunate enough to attend every home game he ever played. However, I used to take my young sons up to Carlisle back in the 90's and Mr. Green was less than pleasant to entire groups of kids. He refused to give out autographs (which can be understandable in some cases) and he never explained why or gave the kids the time of day. I have heard others praise his personality, especially at his many charitable events. But in these instances, with as few as five or six kids waiting hours to see him, he did not show me the character that I was looking for. I do realize that this is not a very PC statement (almost sacrilege) to most Skins fans.

Mr. Monk always went out of his way (in a quiet, almost shy fashion) to talk to the kids. Mark Rypien, Joe Jacoby, Kurt Gouveia, and even Heath Shuler also come to mind for their humbleness and gratitude.

Posted by: Art Monk HOF 2007 | September 22, 2006 3:52 PM | Report abuse

The last time Timmy Smith was heard of was at his hearing for felony posession with intent, about a year ago I think? Don't get me wrong, I love the guy for helping us win one, but he went down the wrong path soon after.

1)D. Green
2)Joe Jacoby
4)Art Monk
5)Ray Brown, only because he played til he was 80 and wrote his entire name on the back of his jersey.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 22, 2006 3:53 PM | Report abuse

I met Charles Mann at GMU day camp when I was a kid. Met him again when he was covering the Redskins at an away game in 99. He didn't remember me, but he goes on the list anyway.

1. Green
2. Mann
3. Riggo
4. LaVar
5. Manley

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | September 22, 2006 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Ok.... so I'm just curious, but do any of the skins fans here post on other teams websites or blogs? I notice every week our opponents fans have some utterly stupid comments to make on here. I don't go to the Texan's sites or the Cowgirl's sites because I DONT CARE ABOUT THOSE TEAMS OR THEIR FANS.

I just find it amusing that some people have nothing better to do than cause trouble... these are the same idiots who pour beer on the opposing teams fans at their home stadiums. Just sillyness I tell ya!

Long live the microbrewery!

Posted by: Mucus Membrane | September 22, 2006 3:58 PM | Report abuse

My top 5:

5) Tie between Alvin Walton and Danny Copeland
4) Tie b/w Neal Olkiewicz and Monty Coleman
3) Dave Butz
2) Darrell Green
1) King Arthur

Posted by: Lavar Walt Clark | September 22, 2006 4:01 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: TEXANFAN | September 22, 2006 4:04 PM | Report abuse

What did I tell you about going back to English class?

It is "you're" or "you are," not your.


Posted by: Re: Texan Fan | September 22, 2006 4:05 PM | Report abuse

I like the new formatted blog!
How many of you know (or care) the Texans have the Skins old equipment manager. (left w/Casserly)
1. Darrell
2. Riggo
3. Sonny
4. Larry Brown
5. Art Monk

Posted by: greginthe'burn | September 22, 2006 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Texan Fan and Boofer Ed should jump in a car and ride off a cliff. Or just stop talking. I'll take either.

Posted by: Stop Wasting My Time | September 22, 2006 4:06 PM | Report abuse

There you go again...

"No" is the answer to a question.

"Know" is to have knowledge of something.

Posted by: Re: Texan Fan | September 22, 2006 4:11 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: TEXANFAN | September 22, 2006 4:11 PM | Report abuse

1. Sean "God told me to hold out for 5 million" Gilbert
2. Heath "Don't hit me please" Shuler
3. Steve "I only work 40 hour work weeks" Spurrier
4. Matt "Basketball wannabe" Turk
5. Deon "Give me mo money" Sanders

Posted by: X.Hog's 5 Favorites | September 22, 2006 4:16 PM | Report abuse

To answer your question:

The reason other team's fans come to WP blogs is because it is a well know, respected newspaper.

The reason we don't go to Dallas or Houston newspaper blogs is because we don't care about thier lousy paper and...well...I guess that's it.

Posted by: Re: Mucus Membrane | September 22, 2006 4:16 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: TEXANFAN | September 22, 2006 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Jason, big ups for your new blog banner, now we get a face to put with the type.
Back to beer-Fat Tire is good, but anybody been to the great Northwest and had Alaskan Amber? Yummy. Can't find it out here in the RIC.

Posted by: Pulldownclaw | September 22, 2006 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Laserbeak had his moments. I'd be a fool to try and refute that. But, I mean, did you forget about Bumblebee? How many times did Bumblebee steal victory from the jaws of defeat for the Autobots? 100? 200 times? The only thing that could possibly top Bumblebee would be Bumblebee with Snakeeyes riding shotgun and Liono driving.

Also, I think Greg Williams is too cocky, has bought into his own greatness, and may be due for some humbling this season.

Posted by: Lavar Walt Clark | September 22, 2006 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Ahhh...yes, it is nice to think back to the glory days. That is more than what the Texans have.

All the Houston fans have is the first half of the 1992 playoff game against Buffalo. I say the first half, because the second half was ALL BILLS!

Let me think what the Redskins were doing that year. Oh Yeah...kicking those same Bills in the Super Bowl while you were at home crying.


Posted by: Re: Texanfan | September 22, 2006 4:25 PM | Report abuse

X.Hog - Great posting - has me ROTFLMAO.

How about:

Norv "Shuler is my man" Turner

Posted by: an X.Hog Fan | September 22, 2006 4:27 PM | Report abuse

My Five:

Sonny J.
Larry Brown
John Riggins
Charlie Taylor
Darrell Green

Posted by: Stro | September 22, 2006 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Me not care English
Me like the football
Me Texan Fan
Me not smart

Steers and queers, baby, steers and queers

Posted by: Re: TexanFan | September 22, 2006 4:32 PM | Report abuse

WELCOME to my miserable football world skin fans,youve been here longer then you like to admit,but thats a deadskin fan for you!!!!!

Posted by: TEXANFAN | September 22, 2006 4:46 PM | Report abuse

What are you doing on our team's turf, TEXANFAN? You're headed for a serious beatdown.

I hate you TEXANFAN, I hate you!!!

Posted by: Wes Mantooth | September 22, 2006 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Favorite players Hands down because their names will always remain legendary in DC!

1) Heath Shuler
2) Desmond Howard
3) Gus Ferotte (neck injury)
4) Steve SpudBucket Spurrier
5) Michael Westbrook!

Posted by: BitterFan | September 22, 2006 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, I wandered in here by mistake...

Posted by: Babe Laufenberg | September 22, 2006 4:56 PM | Report abuse

TEAXSFAN reminds me of the alligators in Pearls Before Swine. Kil zeebuhs!

Posted by: laughable | September 22, 2006 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Aw...don't be hatin' on "The Babe"

If you are needing to be hating on an ex-Skins...try...hmm...can't think of one.

Gotta love dem 'Skins! (yes...even Sneezion Blanders..ugh...hate the Drake!)

Posted by: Bornafan | September 22, 2006 5:00 PM | Report abuse

I think we have forgotten about:

- Dana "one-season-wonder" Stubblefield
- Dan "Big Sissy" Wilkerson
- Rod Fity-fity (Don't steal my car and park it at Fed-Ex Field) Gardner
- Bruce "I want to play to sell commemorative coins" Smith
- Jeff "Hailmary" George

Posted by: Anonymous | September 22, 2006 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Got some more:

- Antonio "You aren't worth $30M, but Adam Archuleta is" Pierce
- Stephen "We would rather have Trung Canidate" Davis
- Brad "I think we'll go with Jeff George" Johnson
- Steve "coach 'em up" Spurrier

Posted by: Anonymous | September 22, 2006 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Babe? Is that you?

Posted by: Reggie Evans | September 22, 2006 5:11 PM | Report abuse


I forgot about Rod Gardner... thanks for the laugh. I forgot about that story, serves him right!

And Bruce smith, don't get me started on that one...

Posted by: BitterFan | September 22, 2006 5:11 PM | Report abuse


I forgot about Rod Gardner... thanks for the laugh. I forgot about that story, serves him right!

And Bruce smith, don't get me started on that one...

Posted by: BittFan | September 22, 2006 5:12 PM | Report abuse

The Spurrier years were not pretty, but they made for some hilarious memories. My top 3 Spurrier moments:

1) getting back to how we did it in the preseason
2) benching himself
3) phoning in his resignation from a golf course

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | September 22, 2006 5:23 PM | Report abuse

No, no, no. I didn't just see someone hating on Stephen Davis. That's beyond wrong. That guy was a solid player for this team for a few years. No need to include him among the also-rans. (Unless, of course, you weren't hating, in which case, disregard my statements.) However, I think Andre Carter has been comparable to D-Stub so far this year. Maybe Carter will surmount the Stub as worst defensive line acquisition ever.

Posted by: Colin | September 22, 2006 5:24 PM | Report abuse

I think that post was busting on the Skins management for letting Davis and Pierce go.

I'm waiting for Patrick Ramsey to become a star. That is typically what happens when we get rid of a QB (Just not really, really big stars!).

Posted by: Art Monk HOF 2007 | September 22, 2006 5:28 PM | Report abuse

OK, then. Makes sense. Obviously, my sense of humor has been downgraded to nonexistent today. Still seems odd Steve Spurrier would be classified as one of the ones who got away.

Oh, and Patrick Ramsey would look nice as a starter this year. He'd have no trouble heaving it downfield.

Posted by: Colin | September 22, 2006 5:41 PM | Report abuse


Defintely NOT ripping on Davis, Pierce, or Johnson. Just funny, looking back, at some of the stupid things the Skins have done the past few years.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 22, 2006 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, that's my bad for not recognizing that. Apologies for missing it.

Posted by: Colin | September 22, 2006 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Fat Tire - or anything from the Belgium Brew Company in Colorado is brilliant.

1) D. Green
2,3,4) The entire Posse
5) Sonny

Posted by: Kwik1 | September 22, 2006 5:54 PM | Report abuse

People, we gotta just ignore these folks from other teams. While I appreciate TexanFan reminding us that we are 0-2, stuff like we are the "Cardinals of the East" makes no sense. Since '99, we have been in last place once. That is 6 years out of 7 that we have not finished last. And since his team has been down indefinitely for years and years, he feels the need to bring us down through a temporary, Brunell induced struggle. So whenever someone like him who craves attention comes into the blog (he posted like 5 times...someone didnt hug him enough), just totally ignore the comments and we can continue talking about our beloved, annually predicted SB champ Redskins. Any post that has skinny, gibby, and deadskin in it should probably be avoided.

And I gotta a special shout out for George Allen...what up homie!!!!

Posted by: Macaca Johnson | September 22, 2006 6:16 PM | Report abuse

deadskin as in SUCKS, SKINY AS IN WEARS SKIRTS,gibby figure out!!!!

Posted by: gibby | September 22, 2006 6:22 PM | Report abuse

# 1 -- Ali Haji Sheikh because every kick was an adventure
# 2 -- Slingin Sammy Baugh because every interview with him requires more bleeps than a press conference with Mike Tyson
# 3 -- Brian Mitchell -- remember when he had to come in as a QB in the body bag game against the Eagles? Didn't he throw for a TD there?
# 4 -- LaVar Arrington for ending Troy Aikman's career
# 5 -- Adam Archuleta -- he he just kidding

Speaking of the body bag game, I saw Buddy Ryan in the airport in Hilo, Hawaii in June this year when I was visiting my parents. Something got crossed up at the rental car counter and he and a companion were having a heated discussion at the counter with a rental car company attendant. Something about "How could you not have my car? I have a reservation!"

Where some people might see a celebrity type person and possibly offer to help, I thought about the body bag game and walked right on by thinking "that's what you get for taking out Jeff Rutledge..."

Not sure how his trip to Hawaii ended up, but I know that my own little bit of revenge brightened my day.

Go Skins!

Posted by: Ali Haji Shank | September 22, 2006 6:23 PM | Report abuse

1)Larry Brown - I always get up
3)Gary Clarke
4)Sean Taylor
5)Billy Kilmer

Posted by: skinfan man | September 22, 2006 6:29 PM | Report abuse

remember when there was no drama in field goals? Mark Mosely just made them all. Man I miss having a good reliable kicker!

Posted by: skinfan man | September 22, 2006 6:34 PM | Report abuse

that is of course with the excetion of the postings from (seattle) deadskin...a True Redskin (fan)...not living in DC anymore i gotta live with my team being called the Deadskins, Foreskins etc etc and i take pride in them no matter what they call happy to call myself a Deadskin fan... all rock...funny as hell...

Fat Tire is dank...also try Sammuel Smiths Nut Brown or New Castle Brown Ales...those 3 were my favorites until i found out i was gluten intollerant and had to stop drinking its just the hard stuff for this tough not to be able to drink a beer anymore...especially after my hockey games! ouch!!!

i think texanfan is boofer ed in disguise...walking bad karma!!!

Posted by: deadskin | September 22, 2006 6:42 PM | Report abuse

oh here's a throw back...anyone remember this tirade...

Dexter "I want my (super bowl thursday internview day questions submitted) in writing...IN WRITING!!!) Manliness...

for all his problems still a TRUE REDSKIN...even without knocking out Danny White in the NFC Championship game...beastly!!!

gotta put my thumbs up on the Mosley, Neal Olkiewicz and Monty Coleman props...smurfs, possie, all the hogggs, even T Smith for a day...

Posted by: deadskin | September 22, 2006 7:22 PM | Report abuse

ParcellsIsAPig: a) Girl b) In the District c) I've made many a sammich but d) Spoken for

Dexter definately has to be up there, especially for knocking out Danny White, but why O why did he want his questions in writing, I thought he couldn't read?

Posted by: Megskin | September 22, 2006 9:21 PM | Report abuse

larry brown - toughest sob ever to carry a ball

wilbur marshall - completed the skins/absolute animal

darrell green...don't need to say a word

dave butz - simply the best d-lineman skins ever about playing in the opposing teams backfield

john riggins- 4th and 1...

honorable mention
art monk
gary clark
sonny jurgenson
pat fisher
mark mosley
jacoby, grimm, lachey, bostic, starke
alvin walton
ernest byner
chris hanburger

lachey had maybe the single best hit i've ever seen. in a losing effort vs 49'ers in playoffs, following an interception, lachey hit the return man and knocked him unconscious before he hit the ground, while at the same time causing and recovering the fumble. unbelievable.

Posted by: cosmofla | September 22, 2006 9:29 PM | Report abuse

I was wrong about Brian Mitchell throwing for a TD against Philly in the body bag game. He ran for one in the 4th quarter.

But my research brought me across another name from the about good old Cary Conklin? He was drafted in 1990 -- the same year as Mitchell, and one round higher than Mitchell (but two rounds behind Andre Collins).

Interesting draft fact # 2: In 1991 our Redskins drafted a WR from UNLV named Keenan McCardell in the 12th round (back when they still had 12 rounds).

Taking this all into account, one has to wonder: If we still had 12 rounds worth of picks, would we have thrown in our picks in rounds 8 to 12 as part of the Duckett deal?

Posted by: Ali Haji Shank | September 22, 2006 9:53 PM | Report abuse

Considering the fact that there are still undrafted players who "make it" in the league, and throw in the fact that players drafted in rounds 8-12 have "made it," why did the NFL reduce the number of rounds?

Posted by: 12 rounds | September 23, 2006 8:34 AM | Report abuse

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