HAIL REDSKINS FANS!

 

Washington REDSKINS   @  Detroit LIONS

Sunday ~ OCTOBER 26, 2008 ~ 12:00 p.m.

Austin Avenue Grill & Sports Bar

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The Plackemeier Era Begins With a Win!

  

Another week, another nail-biter . . . but this time the Redskins were able to hold on.  After a first half with very little offense, in which newcomer Ryan Plackemeier served us well with some solid punting, the second half was where all the action happened. One week after the Cleveland offense absolutely torched the New York Giants . . . our defense held them in check all day!  Carlos Rogers was a standout, making numerous outstanding plays on the bevy of weapons the Browns have at their disposal.  Clinton Portis’ late fumble (right after the goal line defense made us cheer with a valiant stand) put us back against the wall, but we were able to withstand and get to everyone’s favorite play -- Jason Campbell kneeling down with the ball.  With the Cowboys’ loss and continued unraveling, the Redskins are in a sweet position at 5-2 - - but CANNOT look past this weekend’s game.

 

And this week takes us to the “Motor City” to face the perpetually struggling Detroit Lions.  They have lost a few of their claws lately, with QB Jon Kitna going on IR and WR Roy Williams selling his soul to join the Cowboys.  We will deal with Mr. Williams next month when we beat the Cowboys again, but for now we have Mr. Dan Orlovsky at Quarterback and the spectacular Calvin Johnson at Wideout.  The Lions’ running-back-by-committee setup of Rudi Johnson and Rookie Kevin Smith aren’t setting the world on fire, but they are still pro athletes that need to be accounted for.  The defense the Lions put on the field is a few years and a couple of first round draft picks away from being decent, so we should be able to maintain some drives and put some points on the board.  Watch for a very large dose of Clinton Portis all day long.  

 

The Bye Week and some more interesting games are coming up down the road, but if I am not mistaken, we had a game like this against the Rams a couple of weeks ago and we all saw what happened when we took that one too lightly.  We need to take advantage of the Cowboys’ current misfortunes and put some distance between us and them . . . as well as keep our Monday through Saturdays as pleasant as they have been the last couple of weeks when talking to friends wearing Blue and Silver!  But we have to take care of business against bad teams like the Lions . . . and Git ‘Er Done!

 

HAIL!                                                                                                                         ..........................John Priddy

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2008 Burgundy & Gold Fan Club T-Shirts!

A Great Addition to your T-Shirt Collection!

~ Sizes XL and 2XL only ~

Still only $15/each

See Kenn the T-Shirt Man!

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 ~ THIS WEEK'S RAFFLE ~

HUGE COMBO RAFFLE!

"MOTOR CITY" and "HALLOWEEN"

Tickets are $4/each or 3 for $10

Sale of tickets starts 5 minutes before halftime!

And, as always, trading is acceptable and encouraged!

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ATTENTION!

"SASSY SUBSTITUTE" POSITION AVAILABLE!

Chad will be taking applications and holding auditions for

"Sassy Substitute"

for the Monday Night Game v. Pittsburgh

[because he will be AT THE GAME!]

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REDSKINS TRIVIA

No Cost To Play

Turn in Answer Sheets to Chad before Halftime

Correct Answers and Winner will be Announced after the Raffle

WEEK #7 WINNER ~ TONY GRASSE!

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COME "STOMP THE STAR"

and "WIPE YOUR FEET ON THE TEXAS STADIUM TURF"!

 

Sunday, November 9, 2008

*** Texas Stadium Tour ***

SIGN UP NOW FOR THE GROUP TOUR!

WE HAVE APPROXIMATELY 13 SO FAR

WE NEED A MINIMUM OF 20

 ~ only $10/each ~ Time t/b/a

SEE JERRY MIRON OR LINDA DOMIN ON GAME DAY!

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UPCOMING EVENT:  MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

TRIPLE FAN CLUB TAILGATE

 Burgundy & Gold Fan Club

Southern Steel Fan Club

 Eagle's Nest Fan Club

 

Sunday, December 21, 2008*

[weather permitting]

9:00 a.m. ~ 11:00 a.m.

South Parking Lot ~ Austin Avenue

LIVE MUSIC!

GREAT BREAKFAST TAILGATE GOODIES!

And the ever popular BLOODY JERRY!

{the only date all three teams have 12:00 games!}

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Start Your Collection Today ~ Official Hogette Bobbleheads!

Only $25.00 each (all proceeds go to Children’s Charities)

SEE THEM ON DISPLAY ON GAME DAY!

Orders will be taken at every game throughout the season (orders must be prepaid)

See Linda on Game Day

"Mikey T.", Head Hogette           "Howiette"                       

And the third in the Collection is on it's way!  __________________________________________________________

SEE YOU AT AUSTIN AVENUE!
HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!
 
 
Burgundy & Gold Fan Club
Bryan Capps ~ www.austinavenue.com
Chad Costa ~ ccos20@mac.com
Linda Domin ~ domintexas@aol.com
John Priddy ~ skinsfan430@verizon.net
David Solly ~ www.dallasredskins.com