ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE !!!!

After a season of less-than-stellar performances by our esteemed Veteran Quarterback (with one enjoyable exception in Houston), the Washington Redskins are 3-6 and all but mathematically out of the playoffs after the second weekend of November.  We all know that this is not how it was supposed to go this year.  We can go down the laundry list of additions that have not panned out, but we have all heard it before.  We have a group of players that have the skills necessary to succeed in this league . . . what we are missing is the glue to bring them all together as a "Team!"   Mark Brunell has not demonstrated that he has either the necessary on-the-field skills (anymore) or the off-the-field leadership necessary to pull them together and focus them on the single goal of winning football games.  So . . . starting this Sunday afternoon in Tampa Bay, former Auburn standout Quarterback Jason Campbell will get his first start of his career in Burgundy & Gold!~  Campbell, 1st round pick in 2005, is better suited to Al Saunder’s offense, which needs the ball to get where it is going in a hurry.  He has a very strong arm and had very high completion percentages at the highest level of college ball, so I am very optimistic that he will give the Redskins a solid chance to win games while he is learning the ins and outs of the NFL.

I don’t even feel like talking about the mess in Philly . . . so I won’t.   Tampa Bay will be playing off of a short week after the Monday night extravaganza against the Carolina Panthers, so hopefully we can catch them down.  They are breaking in a new signal caller also with the early season injury to Chris Simms - - rookie Bruce Gradkowski has been holding the reins as of late with two October wins to their credit over the Bengals and the Eagles - - so they CAN play, but they have dropped two in a row as of this writing.  Cadillac Williams has been a major disappointment in his sophomore season, but he is still dangerous, and strange things happen when the Burgundy & Gold travel to the new Sombrero, so it will certainly be interesting theater.  Clinton Portis is out indefinitely for the Redskins, but Ladell Betts and TJ Duckett should be able to fill in for the 10 – 14 carries that Portis was handling each week . . . .imagine that . . . TJ Duckett actually playing substantial time in a Redskins uniform!

This is what most of us have been clamoring for since the preseason, and I think it is the best thing possible for our team at this time. so I for one am excited at what this weekend and the future holds for us at Quarterback!

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

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Washington REDSKINS Tampa Bay BUCCANEERS
Sunday ~ November 19, 2006 ~ 12:00 Noon
Austin Avenue Grill & Sports Bar
 
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BURGUNDY & GOLD  FAN CLUB
SOUTHERN STEEL FAN CLUB
EAGLES NEST FAN CLUB
            
       
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 / (2) Breakfast Casseroles / Meats for the Grill
Buns, Brats & Hot Links/Cream Cheese, Jelly, Butter
Sausages (the large ones!) / Donuts / Bagels
{and Ron from the Steelers Fan Club will probably bring his famous deviled eggs!}
 
COME ONE ~ COME ALL!
If anyone can come early and help set up,
it would be greatly appreciated!
 
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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!
this week's theme ~ what else?  tailgate!
Remember ~ Trading is always acceptable AND encouraged!
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FROM OUR FAITHFUL FANS:

Tammy Gorka writes:

Greetings from Florida,

Everyone knows someone affected by heart disease or stroke.  I will be walking in this year’s Heart Walk.  I have set a personal goal to raise funds for the American Heart Association to help fight heart disease and stroke and need your help to reach my donation goal.  Visit the link below to go to my personal page where you can make a secure online credit card donation (online minimum $25.00).  If you prefer to donate less, you can do so by sending a check directly to me.  Thank you for your support.

http://heartwalk.kintera.org/faf/r.asp?t=4&i=151527&u=151527-150991492&e=836726284 ~ Visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support American Heart Association - Bonita Springs, FL

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"Hog Ed" (Eddie Souder) writes:

Dear Friends,

Help me help the athletes of Special Olympics Maryland as I become a SUPERPLUNGER.  On January 26th-27th, 2007, I'll be "Plunging in the Chesapeake"  ~ 24 times in 24 hours ~ to raise a personal goal of $10,000.  With your help, and about 5,000 other "Plungers," we hope to reach a total fundraising goal of $2 Million in one day!!!!

I'm sending this to all my friends ~ please send it to all of yours.

http://somd.kintera.org/faf/r.asp?t=4&i=180648&u=180648-126524760&e=842873141   ~ visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support Special Olympics Maryland

Eddie Souder*
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And from our Fan in Iraq:  
 
Greetings to all from the wasteland.  Just wanted to wish everyone a great veterans day.  Things are going ok here I suppose. T he temps are dropping down into the upper 50's and lower 60's and we are getting alot of rain and mud.  I hope everyone is having a great time there at Austin's.  Please know that I think about you all on Sundays.  I don't get to see the games on TV due to my schedule, but I would like to say thank you to Mark Stout for the first 3 weeks of the season.  Though we were only 1-2 in those copies, it was still great to watch.  It was a great day here when I heard the news that the cryboys got their well deserved spanking!!  Well, I hope this is what was needed to get our guys into gear.  I wish everyone a great last half of the season and I hope to see everyone upon my return next year.

Hail Redskins!!
Josh

(John Hamilton)

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 The Burgundy & Gold Fan Club
10 years ~ 1996-2006!
 
Get Your Commemorative Club T-Shirts!
Sizes Available ~ Lg, XL, XXL
Only $15.00
THEY COULD BE SOLD OUT THIS WEEKEND!
See "Kenn the T-Shirt Man" for shirt sales!
 
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 "WARPATH TOWELS"
For Sale ~ Only $5.00
They Are Going Fast ~ ONLY 6 LEFT!
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REDSKINS TRIVIA FINALLY RETURNS!
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, the answers will be given and a winner will be drawn!
{In all fairness, no computers, history books, cheat sheets, crib notes, etc. will be allowed.}
 
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~ FOR SALE ~
Custom made Dexter Manley Jersey, Youth Size XL ~ $50.00
(a $70.00 value)
Call:  Jason Woodrow at (972) 746-9074
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H A I L   T O   T H E   R E D S K I N S !
SEE YOU AT AUSTIN AVENUE!
 
Burgundy & Gold Fan Club
Bryan Capps
Chad Costa
Linda Domin
John Priddy
David Solly