HAIL REDSKINS FANS!

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Thoughts on a disappointing season ~ ~

What started as a season of hope, playoffs, redemption for the past decade of sub-mediocrity, ended in a very familiar way . . . watching other teams in the playoffs.
 
I can't quite figure out where our defense was this year.  We added players that were not only supposed to make up for what we lost, but be better than that - - well, they weren't.  Frankly, I would have rather stayed with the lesser known names that produced, but hey, that's just me.  The high-powered offense that was supposed to light up Fed Ex Field with Saunders, Moss, Randle El, Lloyd, Portis and Cooley looked all too much like the Redskins offense of two years ago, when we couldn't even attempt a pass of more than 10 yards.  It did look brilliant at times, just not enough times.
 
There were some positives, though - - Ladell Betts' rushing performance since taking over for Clinton, Jason Campbell giving us hope at the QB position - - I mean he's no "Romo - sexual" (joke), but he has looked very solid at times.  We had a punt and a kickoff returned for a TD in the same season - when was the last time that happened?  What about Shaun Suisham?? Do we finally have a solid reliable kicker?  Let us not forget . . . with 00:00 on the clock, from 47 yards . . . it's up . . . and . . . IT'S GOOD!!!!!  Nick Novak and the Redskins have beaten the Dallas Cowboys in dramatic fashion for the second straight year!!!!!  You know, it still makes me smile!!!

There is still hope for next year.  I truly feel that with more time to learn the Big Al's playbook, give Campbell time to grow and mature more, give Williams time to figure out and fix what went wrong, we have the talent and the potential to be a contender.  Now, we just have to hope Joe can figure a way to do it!
                                                                                                                                                                                ........................................................Chad Costa
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Washington REDSKINS

~ v ~
New York   GIANTS
Saturday ~ December 30, 2006 ~ 7:00 p.m.
Austin Avenue Grill & Sports Bar
 
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  ~ THIS WEEK'S "SASSY" RAFFLE ~
"A FEW FAN FAVORITES FROM 2006"
 
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Visit the Burgundy & Gold Fan Club website at
See the new pictures from:
Christmas 2006 ~ NEW!
Miscellaneous Club Shots
2006 Combined Tailgate
Hogettes' visit
Houston game
Halloween
 
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 The Burgundy & Gold Fan Club
10 years ~ 1996-2006!
 
Commemorative Club T-Shirts!
ARE STILL AVAILABLE
and only a few left!
Sizes Available:  L, XL, XXL ~ Still only $15 each
See "Kenn the T-Shirt Man"!
 
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Burgundy & Gold Fantasy Football League ~ 2006 Season Update
 
Burgundy Conference:                                                        Gold Conference:
THE REDSKINS (Linda Domin, Owner)                                                                      UNSUNG HEROES (John Domin, Owner) 
HELLFISH (Matt Goldie, Owner)                                                                                   PRIMETIME (Rodney Twyman)
JOE'S TEAM (Joe Paeno, Owner)                                                                                VIRGINIA GENTLEMEN (Hank Glospie, Owner)
THE HASH SLINGING SLASHERS (John Keith, Owner)                                        SHOWTIME (Ed Murillo, Owner)
TDsnDC (Carl Murphy, Owner)                                                                                      70 CHIP (Kenn Jackson, Owner)
 
B&G FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE
2006 SUPERBOWL CHAMPIONS:
THE REDSKINS!
  
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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 P P Y   N E W   Y E A R!
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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