HAIL REDSKINS FANS!

Have YOU gotten YOUR voice back yet?

What an enjoyable week this has been!  The type of victory we got on Sunday over the Cowboys , snatching Victory from the jaws of Defeat, was FANTASTIC in that it was the same type of defeat visited upon the Blue and Silver that we have endured countless times before ~ ~ having the game WON . . . and then something totally bizarre happening to cause a loss in this most heated of rivalries.  They can complain all they want about 5 or 15 yard facemask penalties . . . the fact is that we won the game ~ ~ they lost ~ ~ and all is right in the world for at least one week!  All that being said, we still have significant issues.  Nick Novak is 1 for 4 on Field Goals, Clinton Portis didn’t have a great day running the ball, Santana Moss is still questionable for this weekend, and we are still 3-5.  But, Andre Carter had a great tackle for loss, Brandon Lloyd and Antwaan Randle–El looked better, Chris Cooley is more and more involved every week . . . and Terrell Owens still sucks!

EAGLES WEEK!!!!!   The Gang from Philly is in free fall after a strong start and coming off a bye in which they stewed over a lackluster 13 – 6 loss to Jacksonville .  They were a little dinged up, so the bye came at the right time from that perspective, and they should welcome the Burgundy and Gold to Lincoln Financial Field with a full complement of players.  The Eagles' receiving corps should not pose a big threat, with the exception of LJ Smith, so we should be able to bring the safeties up to help contain both McNabb and Westbrook.  I, for one, would love to see Mr. Taylor lay some big hits on the aforementioned Mr. Westbrook, as he has been killing me in Fantasy Ball this year.  This is a tough place to play, and the Skins have in no way “righted” their ship, but a Win this week would put us right back in the hunt.  With the Cowboys' inconsistencies and the Giants' injuries on defense, the NFC East is still wide open, but our rough start has left very little room for error ~ ~so let’s get this one!

Finally, congrats to Heath Shuler on his win in Tuesday’s elections . . . hopefully he will be a better Representative than he was an NFL QB!

                                                                                                                                                                                             .............................................................John Priddy

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Washington REDSKINS @Philadelphia EAGLES
Sunday ~ November 12, 2006 ~ 12:00 Noon
Austin Avenue Grill & Sports Bar
 
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HAIL NEW FAN CLUB MEMBERS!

Billy Morrison

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  ~ DATE CHANGE* ~ DATE CHANGE* ~ DATE CHANGE* ~

   M A R K   Y O U R   C A L E N D A R S !

(*The Steelers' Game on 11/12 was moved to 3:00 p.m.)  
 
BURGUNDY & GOLD  FAN CLUB
SOUTHERN STEEL FAN CLUB
EAGLES NEST FAN CLUB
            
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Parking Lot Tailgate PARTY!
Sunday, November 19, 2006
9:00 a.m. ~ 11:00 a.m.
AUSTIN AVENUE SOUTH PARKING LOT
Bring your favorite breakfast/brunch goodies!
Grills will be available!
Live Music by Chad and R.J.
 
And The Menu Grows:
Bloody Jerrys / Mimosas / Orange Juice / Coffee
Buttermilk Pancakes / Breakfast Casserole / Meats for the Grill
Buns, Brats & Hot Links/Cream Cheese, Jelly, Butter
Sausages (the large ones!)
{and Ron from the Steelers Fan Club will probably bring his famous deviled eggs!}
 
Please e-mail SkinsFanClub@aol.com with your brunch donations ASAP
{with three fan clubs participating, we want to be sure of a variety of goodies!}
 
Other Donation Suggestions:
Bagesl / Donuts / Syrup
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Congratulations to
Betsy Feldman
winner of the
REDSKINS SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS BANNER!
 
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Visit the Burgundy & Gold Fan Club website at
See the new pictures from:
Hogettes' visit
Houston game
Halloween
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The "Sassy" Halftime Raffle!
Presented by our own "Sassy" Chad Costa!
More New, Cool 2006 Redskins Stuff!
Remember ~ Trading is always acceptable AND encouraged!
 
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For your Reading Enjoyment from Hogette Mikette
(who runs the SoCal Redskins Fan Club {southern California}):
 
Hail Redskins Fans!!!
 
I've got only one thing to say.  WOW!!!! and Hail to the Redskins! OK, that was two... Nothing is better than ripping out the hearts of those Cowgirls and their Cowgirl fans. Is that twice now in about a twelve month period? NICE.  Here's how I see our team so far this year:
 
Injuries have really hampered our "team" effort so far this year. More importantly, I believe that the Redskins deep down had taken it for granted that they were already a very good team, and had forgotten how they went on that 5 game winning streak at the end of last season to make it to the playoffs.  To accomplish that, they had to forget how much they are getting paid and just fight and scrap on every down.  I for one, put that on the coaches, and then on the veteran players we sacrificed so much for and paid so much to get.  However, that is systemic of being a player in the NFL, making all that money and success make them soft.  Just look at the Superbowl winners of last year...  It is up to the coaching staff and the veteran players not to let the team forget how they got there. FIGHT... getting up and wanting to dominate and kill the guy across from you.  That's all. That is football, and that is how each NFL player made it to the league. 
 
Does money make you soft? Yes. Does success suck you into believing that you are naturally great? Yes. Do you easily forget what it took to become great? Yes.  We all have experienced those quandaries in some fashion, and so do our heroes on the football field, and so do the Redskins.  We are the highest paid football team in the NFL.  So, you cannot let it surprise you that it takes a few knocks for them to be reminded why they are getting paid so much.  Hopefully the battle that took place last Sunday against Dallas reminded them what it takes to win. It was a knock down drag out, never give up team-effort that won that game for us.  And boy did Troy Vincent step up to the plate. Then "Pig Play" Sean Taylor picked the ball up and ran!  He didn't get close to receiving enough recognition for that big turn around... And in the end, big #3 - Nick Novack got his miracle 2nd chance to redeem himself. We did not have many big plays in that game. But, in the final six seconds, we let the big plays fly!!! The block, the run, and the kick... Wow what a finish!  I will never forget that one!!!  But in the end, Coach Joe Gibbs said it.  It was the 12th man. I believe that is was the fans that really won that game at FedEx.
 
I must admit, I feel a little ripped off when Antwaan Randle-El finally got the chance on his big pass, of which I've waiting on all season, threw a perfect long bomb to Brandon Lloyd.  You know he would have caught that pass.  Man, that would have really given us a huge turn in momentum. But due to the pass interference the yardage was just given to us.  That sucked.  The other big problem I had with that game is that we should have used T.J. Duckett on those six chances at the start of the game from the four yard line.  We need to use him. Betts just isn't getting it done on those power plays, and Clinton is obviously still suffering from his muscle strain. Lets see what T.J. can do. He did not get the nick name "the Hammer" for no reason...
 
Next Sunday in Philly, we will not have the 12th man.  We will now see if the Redskins have learned from the school of hard knocks and if they can motivate themselves and remember how they got to the point of making all that money. Bloody knuckles, give everything you got, team effort, leave it all on the field - FOOTBALL. Pluck them Philly birds, and prep'em for a Thanksgiving chow down. 
 
Hail to the Redskins! Hail Victory!!!
 
Sincerely, Michael Wade (Mikette:@)
 
PS. Injuries to the Giants might help us.  Discontent and dropped passes... in Dallas might help us.  The inconsistency of McNabb might help us.  Never give up the faith. It is still possible. If it is a miracle we need, then God and Joe Gibbs are the ones that can deliver. 
 
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And from our Fan in Iraq:  {this was received 11/02, after last week's flier went out}
 
Hail To All!

Life here is the same everyday.  The one exception is the weather, the extreme heat is over for this year.  High's are only in the 90's now, and we have even had some rain.  Of course we still get sand storms.

I was afraid the season was going to be long for our team, and it looks like that is the way it is going.  I just hope they can win Sunday and pull even
with the "Dirty Dallas Cryboys"!

Now a question:  Does anyone know if DVD's of the Redskins Super Bowl wins in available and if so how can I get them?

I want to hear some cheering from ya'll this Sunday!!!

Go "Skins"

#65
Tony Rives
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10 years ~ 1996-2006!
 
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Turn in your answers to Chad before the end of the first quarter.
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{In all fairness, no computers, history books, cheat sheets, crib notes, etc. will be allowed.}
 
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