Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DeSean Jackson, One in a Million Son - Part 1

I wanted to share this story written by a friend and fellow #RedskinsTweetTeam member!

Great insight into the Jackson Family, who are great people!

https://www.nflfemale.com/featured/desean-jackson-one-in-a-million-son-part-i/


Hail to the Redskins!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Redskins Struggle...Is There Hope?


I think Jay Gruden's most recent "Monday face" says it all.  Here we are again, Redskins fans, mid-October with yet another struggling team, looking to find themselves in a league full of seemingly better managed football teams.

Needless to say, Redskins fans are almost growing accustom to disappointment.  On Twitter, the word "Welp" dominated Redskins fans messages about the teams performance against the Arizona Cardinals.  Even the team's own Twitter account used "Welp" in describing yet another interception by Kirk Cousins.  At a record of 1-5, disappointment is rampant in Redskins Nation.

Like most NFL teams, the Redskins have no lack of talent.  They do seem guilty of not having that talent spread-out well, which is likely a result of the coaching turnovers and management changes over the past 5 years then just bad personnel decisions, though, we have had more than our fair share of those, as well.   The fact that trades seem to be a thing of the past has not helped the Redskins find talent.  Lack of draft picks (traded for RG3) and the recent unfair salary cap penalty also dealt damage to an already struggling franchise.  Using the Franchise Tag on Brian Orakpo seemed a "no-brainer" during the off-season, but now seems to have cost them valuable cap space they could have used to attract much needed help on the offensive line.

I could go on and on...
...but the fact is, this is rookie NFL head coach, in his first year, who was asked (force, I suspect) to work with pieces of the previous staff, only injecting a few of his own guys...coming into a franchise with few draft picks, no money, and big holes to fill.

What did we really expect?

Fans always expect winning.

So, is there hope?

YES!  Until statistically OUT of the playoffs, there is always a chance.  We have a very, very dynamic offense and a capable defense...things could turn around...after all, the margin for error in the NFL is tiny.  We will also have some 1pm Sunday games, which we always seemed to fair better in.  Even IF the season continues to spiral, have faith and support our guys...they work hard, even when they lose.  It takes time to build a winning franchise.  At least almost every draft pick counted last year...I am expecting that trend to continue.



Hail to the Redskins!

Friday, October 3, 2014

My Appearance on the Daily Show

For those who may have seen the story on NBC 12...I need to say a few things. First, do not try to defend me on NBC12's FB post or in the story comments....most the people who commented are asses....and I could care less of their opinions, after all, they do not know all the facts. Second, the event was scary, they just did not show the yelling and screaming...the other group was angry, trained activist (8 of them I think) against a small group of four nice & kind Redskins fans....it was more than just intimidating or "uncomfortable". Third....we were lied to by the producer...told it would be a fan panel discussion, when in fact that was lie to get us to participate. Yes, I know the Daily Show, but that does not allow them the right to lie to people to get them to sign a disclosure and participate in a bit intended on putting us in a very disturbing situation. Last...I am a Redskins fan who supports our name (SHOCKER). I think it is easy for someone who is not a fan to support changing the name, thinking that they are supporting all Native Americans, when in fact most Native Americans do not care about some teams mascot...if you make an educated decision to support the Redskins changing their name, so be it...that is your right, as it is mine to support the name...let's all respect that.
Do I regret going....of course people. Do I think it can be removed or undone...of course not.  It would be nice if the show did show some gesture of remorse and take it off of their website, though.
Here is the link to the story:

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

It may be easy for someone who is not a fan or member of Redskins Nation to think they are supporting Native Americans by opposing the name of the Washington Redskins.

Besides the what you might find about the word "Redskins", please consider the following...

A very, very small amount of Native Americans say they are offended by the name...but they are offended by their likeness used in anything, for any reason, by anyone other then them...and that leaves most Native Americans not offended...some are even fans (I dare say more than are actually offended).  

You will find most of the Native Americans seeking for the Washington Redskins to change their name have alternative motives (politics, clothing lines, personal enterprise, career exposure, hate and so forth).

Anyone involved with the Washington Redskins, including fans and former/current players/coaches/staff will tell you there is no hate involved in our teams name.  We are ALL proud to wear our team logo and to say our team name.

Here was Joe had to say...

"I was proud to wear the uniform & always will b. It is Mr. Syder's choice if it stays. 80yr tradition #HTTR" Joe Theismann (@Theismann7)


Hail to the Redskins!

Picture Time! #BeatSeattle #HTTR