Attending your first Redskins game can be a highly memorable moment, but it can also be stressful and tiresome if you aren’t properly prepared. Therefore, you should consider following these tips so that you will feel prepared to really enjoy your first big game day.
First, make sure that you allow yourself to get plenty of rest the night before the game. Although you might be feeling jittery with excitement, you don’t want to be sleepy during the game; otherwise, you might not have a good time. Also, take the time to pack a Read more »
In a word, the key to a successful Redskins season hinges one thing: health. The ‘Skins seemed poised to make a deep playoff run until rookie wonder kid Robert Griffin III injured his knee. For Griffin to already be missing playing time this early in his career can spell doom for a young team like the Redskins. Washington could have been even more dangerous could linebacker Brian Orakpo have stayed healthy and wide receiver Pierre Garcon avoided ongoing health concerns which limited his production. If the Read more »
When it comes to preparing for the National Football League Amateur draft, there are a couple of important questions to consider. One of the first questions fans ask is ‘how do the players rank?’ Another question of particular interest is ‘What Are The Redskins Draft Day Needs?’ This year those two questions go together nicely and present quite a problem for the team. Their major need is to get a reliable franchise quarterback they can build around for years. The team has used different starters for several seasons with the same unfortunate result.
There are some excellent Read more »
Like anything else to be a great hit , you must do great planning. The same goes for having one of the best tailgates. Plan everything ahead, makes a checklist if it helps. Here are some helpful tips.
You should always have a designated driver planned in advance. At least someone who is not going to plan on drinking all day.
Purchase Your Parking In Advance
To avoid driving from lot to lot, spending all your Read more »
Sooie! Calling all Washington Redskin Hogettes and Hogette wannabees; it-s time to “drag’ out your Hogette paraphernalia and get yourselves over to the Pig Pen for some good old fashion, roll-in-the-mud type fun! Here are a few fashion tips for the aspiring Hogette:
Wear the tackiest dress you can find. If you are TV fan of boomer age, think Mrs. Roper from Three-s Company. If you-re under 25, The Nanny-s mom or Madea are Read more »
As one might expect from a football franchise with as rich a history as the Redskins, there are a number of Redskin players and coaches in the Hall of Fame. In total there are twenty-six players and coaches who spent time with the organization, but some earned their Hall of Fame stripes with other teams.
One iconic coach that earned his Hall of Fame status with the Redskins is Joe Gibbs. While he coached the Redskins two separate times, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame based on his first twelve year stint from 1981 to 1992. Another iconic Read more »
Sure there-s something to be said for taking in a Skins game in person but who wants to ride the train all the way out to Baltimore just to freeze their tuckus off? Here are a few of our reasons for watching all the games at home this year
Better Viewing Experience: If you-ve got Direct or any other NFL carrier you-re going to get better views and commentary at home than you are in the stadium. Playback buttons and Red Zone coverage mean you get to relive the Skins- Read more »
Surveying the ruins of another failed storming of the playoff castle, 2010 was not without its high points. Unfortunately, the play under center, which was expected to provide a steadying hand to an otherwise question mark offense, quickly soured from asset to liability. In his first season with the ‘Skins, Donovan McNabb turned in the worst quarterback rating since his rookie year in 1999, plummeting from 92.9 in 2009 to 77.1 in 2010. While the statistics calculation may be a bit mind boggling to everyday football fans, his year appears less than impressive even to the naked eye. Completing under 60 of his passes and hurling 15 interceptions to just 14 touchdowns, one would be tough pressed to find any metrics by which McNabb’s stint in Washington could be deemed a success.So with the Redskins season now ended prematurely, the question remains, will 5 be back for an encore in burgundy and gold? In November, McNabb signed a 5-year contract extension worth 70 million, as much as 88.5 million if all incentives are reached (they won’t be). While a contract extension may sound like a commitment last summer’s hottest name in DC football circles, in the backwards world of NFL contracts, it actually makes it less likely Redskins faithful will see McNabb suit up in 2011. Due just 3.5 million in guarantees, Washington brass will save themselves a 10 million option bonus, not to mention the remainder of the contract, if McNabb is released this off-season. Read more »
Even when discussing the positive notes of the Redskins off-season, besides the depressing fact that the high point may be the 42-17 drubbing of the lowly Buffalo Bills in Preseason Week 1 action, it’s hard for anyone to mention Washington football without the massive shadow of Albert Haynesworth somehow clouding the conversation. As opposed to the “elephant in the room,” which everyone has on their mind but no one makes public mention of, “the elephant in maroon” has ballooned into quite the opposite situation, permeating all media coverage of the Redskins. Starting with his initial opposition to implementing the 3-4 defense, subsequently collecting his money before making demands to be moved, Haynesworth has grabbed unwanted headlines all summer long. His discontent was continued as his oversized frame was noticeably absent from Redskins off-season workout programs. When Haynesworth finally set foot on-field to practice with his teammates come time for training camp, the multimillion dollar athlete (loose use of the word) was unable to pass a requisite conditioning test. It’s fair to mention this test is far from the famed Jerry Rice iron man workout up and down Bay Area hills, merely a timed 300-yard shuttle run to be completed twice, with necessary completion time adjusted by position. In fact, the test wouldn’t have even been an issue had he simply shown up for the off-season conditioning program. Read more »
Despite the addition of Donovan McNabb, in order for this Redskins squad to make any progress in Mike Shanahan’s first year, the team is going to need major impact seasons from its so-called skill positions. As it’s been chronicled, with a combined 24 seasons of NFL service, it’s fair to assume there’s a general sense of what to expect from the running back committee. Even if the Wild Hogs (in reference to the motorcycle movie where Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy try to recapture their youth) actually put up serviceable numbers in the backfield, it is fairly certain there will be no breakout seasons coming from the collective bunch of old-timers. In order for the Skins to take a major step, the offense will likely have to turn to its other set of skill players, the receiving corps, which in recent seasons has looked less than skilled. Santana Moss is entrenched as a starter, but the job opposite Moss is still up for grabs. Read more »