THE BURGUNDY & GOLD FAN CLUB
C O N G R A T U L A T E S
AUSTIN AVENUE GRILL & SPORTS BAR
on  T E N   S U P E R   Y E A R S ! !

 

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  All This Commotion over a Season-Opening Win! 

Well, the ringing endorsements we heard throughout the off-season turned into a very short leash for Patrick Ramsey, or as Michael Wilbon said Monday in the Washington Post  . . . a "Choke Collar."  Our starting quarterback was benched for elder statesman Mark Brunell at the start of the third quarter in the Redskins' season opener win over the woeful Chicago Bears at FedEx Field.  Ramsey was knocked out in the first half, but medically cleared to return to action after halftime; however, Coach Gibbs stayed with Brunell and was rewarded with 3 field goal drives in the second half and the win.  Clinton Portis and the rushing game in general had a great game, as did Gregg Williams' defense.  With a few very important exceptions, the team looks great ~ ~ and IF we can get production from the QB position, we should be optimistic!

This week is the annual pilgrimage to the antiquated confines of Texas Stadium for an early season battle for first place in the division.  The Cowboys are coming off of a road win at San Diego, where they were able to hold LT somewhat in check and also had some success with their passing game.  They should find our defense a little more stingy than the Chargers as our secondary is tougher and we blitz a whole lot more.  We HAVE to get production from the QB position if we are to have an enjoyable Monday Night!  It will be an emotional crowd as the "Triplets" will be inducted into the Cowboy "Ring of Honor" ~~ boy, that was hard to type without gagging!  But the crowd will be excitable as "simple people" tend to be,  so our Redskins will need all the support we can give them.  The pundits are all predicting a long night for us . . . but I think we all remember that they said the same thing in 1995 when Heath Shuler led the Skins into Dallas . . . and we won that one!   HAIL!!!!
                                                                                                   ...........................................................John Priddy

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COME JOIN THE HOGETTES
STRAIGHT FROM THE FedEX PIGPEN!


HOWIETTE ~ STONEYETTE ~ HOG ED ~ DANETTE

SUNDAY NIGHT
"BEAT THE COWBOYS" RALLY

SEPTEMBER 18, 2005 ~ 6:30 P.M.

AUSTIN AVENUE GRILL & SPORTS BAR
Let's go "Hog Wild" with the Hogettes!
Huge Raffle, with all proceeds to be donated to
Children's Medical Center of Dallas and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

BTW ~ the media has been notified!

The Hogettes will be doing charitable visits on Monday prior to the game at Children's Medical Center of Dallas (10:00 a.m.) and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (11:15 a.m.).
All fans are invited to join in the visits!

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WASHINGTON   at  DALLAS
Monday Night Football ~ September 19, 2005
8:00 p.m. ~ Gates Open @ 4:00 p.m.

 

LET THE TAILGATE BEGIN!
TAILGATE IS BETWEEN GATES 2 and 3

In addition to the Hogettes,
the family of Rock Cartwright will be joining us again!

LOOK FOR OUR BIG, BEAUTIFUL, BURGUNDY BANNER!
{It will be flying 8-10 feet high this year!}

Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Meatballs & Fixin's!
Beer, Soda, Beer, Water, Beer ~~
and the return of the
Bloody Jerry!
Bring your favorite tailgate goodies, grills and tables!


Do you have a Blue Parking Pass and an empty seat or two in your car? 
Do you need a ride to the stadium and are willing to share the parking/gas expense? 
Do you plan to bring a cooler that you need hauled to the tailgate? 
If so,
we will be meeting at Austin Avenue at approximately 2:30 p.m.
to arrange carpools and help with tailgate stuff.

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If anyone has a ticket or tickets to the Monday Night Game
that they (unfortunately) will not be using, please let us know!
We have had several inquiries from other fans still needing tickets!

 

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HAIL new members to the BURGUNDY & GOLD FAN CLUB:
  Michael Metcalfe       Garry Granger & Family

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- - F O R   S A L E  - -
BURGUNDY & GOLD FAN CLUB
2005 T-SHIRTS

Commemorating Austin Avenue's 10 Years
and the Redskins' Super Bowl Victories!
Various sizes available ~ $15.00 each

Available at the Monday Night Game:
Limited Editions of previous season Club T-Shirts
Only $5.00 each ~ limited sizes ~ complete your collection!
Have your T-Shirts autographed by the Hogettes!

 

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  Redskins Trivia!   
Week #1 Winner ~ David Solly
Five questions every game day.  No cost to play.  Win a great Redskins collectible!
Turn in your answers to Chad before the end of the first quarter.
Following the raffle, a winner will be drawn from the hat!
{In all fairness, no computers, history books, cheat sheets, crib notes, etc. will be allowed.}

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BURGUNDY & GOLD FANTASY LEAGUE UPDATE


The Burgundy & Gold Fantasy League kicked off its second season with only one change in team ownership: "KDI", owned by Chad Costa/Scott Howerton, was replaced by Josh (Danny Zegan's stepson) and his Aquabats.  The draft was held on September 2nd, and play started this past weekend.

Last year's champs, Unsung Heroes (John Domin), lost its opening game to Jerry's 421 (Mary Priddy), and lost their #1 receiver when Javon Walker went down for the year with an ACL.

Game Over (Danny Zegan) rudely welcomed the aforementioned Aquabats (Josh) with a loss.

The fighting Hellfish (Matt Goldie) started off right with a sound beating of The Redskins (Linda Domin) as Donavan McNabb did not pull through on Monday night.

Primetime (Rodney Twyman) scratched out a low scoring victory over 70-Chip (Kenn Jackson) as his stud, Peyton Manning, was going against the Ravens defense, and last year's leading rusher Tiki Barber is sharing carries with Rookie Brandon Jacobs in New York.

The high score of the week goes to Calley's Allstars (John Priddy) as they benefited from Daunte Culpepper's less than stellar performance in a big win over TDsnDC (Carl Murphy) .

You can follow the action all year long at http://football2.myfantasyleague.com/2005/home/19839


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 Contrary to what some of you may have heard, the "original" Burgundy & Gold Fan Club has not moved.  The Club's headquarters remains at Austin Avenue Grill & Sports Bar.  We appreciate our members' steadfast participation and support, and we will continue our efforts to make game day the best experience for the best football fans ever!

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HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!
SEE YOU AT AUSTIN AVENUE
for a "HOG WILD"  PARTY!

Even if you're not going to the Monday Night Game,
watching the Skins in High Definition at Austin Avenue ~
it doesn't get any better than that!

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Burgundy & Gold Fan Club:
Bryan Capps ~ www.AustinAvenue.com
Chad Costa ~ ccos20@hotmail.com
Linda Domin ~ domintexas@aol.com
John Priddy ~ skinsfan430@verizon.net
David Solly ~ www.dallasredskins.com

The Burgundy & Gold Fan Club is a non-profit organization and a registered tradename with the Office of the Collin County Clerk.  One hundred (100%) percent of all proceeds from raffles, games and donations are used for future raffles and game prizes.  Any operating/overhead costs (i.e., schedules, decorations, game supplies, scrapbooks, etc.) are fully funded by the operating staff noted above.  Questions?  Contact us at SkinsFanClub@aol.com.