Redskins-Cowboys Winners & Losers

Here to hand out labels following the Skins’ 20-17 OT win in Dallas on Monday Night Football is Mr. Irrelevant reader SiPhi.


The Fans — We stuck it out and enjoyed a classic rivalry game. Through shitty non-call holding penalties that should have ended the game in regulation, through horrendous delay of games, we stuck with them and WON IN DALLAS.

Colt McCoy –- He now has a 1.000 winning percentage as a Skins starting QB.

Bashaud Breeland –- Studded it up. Forced a fumble, denied Dez twice in a row at the goal line.

Perry Riley –- Two huge stops on the OT drive.

Jordan Reed –- Great catches. Continues to be clutch on third down.

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Redskins-Cowboys Predictions


Congrats to RunsLikeDeer for knowing the Redskins would squeak one out vs. Tennessee. Now he gets to make a guest post!

Here are our crackerjack staff’s completely scientific predictions for this week’s game. Make yours down in the comments. Whichever reader comes closest becomes a published author on this here weblog.

Chris Mottram: Cowboys, 31-17

I can’t decide if this is gonna be a blowout or if the Skins manage to keep it close. Either way, they’re gonna lose. RGIII returns to lead a 2-6 team against the 3-5 Vikings. The season continues to spiral into deeper sadness.

Matt Terl: Cowboys, 42-11

RGIII plays and it is a complete catastrophe.

Andy Peden, Cowboys, 31-17

Yes, he starts even though he shouldn’t. And that’s coming from an RGIII believer.

JP Finlay: Cowboys, 28-20

Cowboys win, Skins cover, goes under. A lot of D. Murray in the 2nd half.

Jack Kogod: Cowboys, 27-10

Dallas and the under.

Todd Davis: Cowboys, 24-16

I actually think this is closer than we think no matter who starts because the Cowboys run the ball all the time now to hide their own D and shorten the game. But with our current secondary, there’s just no way in good conscience to even remotely hope for another Dallas national game miracle.

Jamie Mottram: Cowboys, 28-17

At Dallas on Monday night. What could go wrong?

Composite prediction: Cowboys, 30-15

A Redskins Guest Post By a 23-Year-Old Who Lives at Home and Watches Too Much College Football

Here with a guest post for accurately predicting Redskins-Titans, it’s Mr. Irrelevant reader Joe Gratton.


I had an interesting proposition a few weeks before the Redskins-Titans game. A group of my friends were planning on going to the game because of the cheap tickets, drinking, and football. Throughout this fall I have been all about football on Saturdays as opposed to Sundays. As someone who has gotten up to watch College Gameday all but one Saturday since August 30th my Clemson Tigers have been my main focus lately and the NFL has been a bit of an afterthought. My thoughts about this game from the beginning were, “No I’ll pass on this powerhouse matchup and spend my Sunday in front of the TV watching games other than Redskins-Titans.” The Junkies even did a “Why are you going to this game?” segment as I drove into work Friday morning, and I couldn’t help but agree with them.

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The 10 Most Disappointing Redskins Of The Past 20 Years Or So


Brian Orakpo’s season ended this week, another torn pectoral muscle ending another underwhelming campaign. That likely ends his time with the Redskins, too.

He had some decent seasons — including a few Pro Bowl campaigns — but I’ll always think of him as somewhat disappointing, because he wasn’t supposed to be decent. He was supposed to be a dominating sack machine, the missing piece to the pass rush, and somehow there was always some excuse why that never happened.

So this depressing news got me thinking about disappointing Redskins players. I immediately convened an emergency meeting of the Mr. Irrelevant Redskins brain-trust to determine who the MOST disappointing Redskins player was.

(Note: This is not to be confused with Dan Snyder’s top 10 offseason champs. That is a different but related thing.)

This turned out to be a very long meeting. There has been a LOT of disappointment in the last 20+ years.

We briefly considered dividing the disappointments into various subsets — draft busts separate from free agent disasters, or failed wide receivers separate from failed defensive superstars — but in the end decided that one consolidated list was the way to go. Here’s the top 10, along with others receiving votes.

(Note: There was some talk given to including RG3 pretty high up on this list, but I … I just can’t. Not yet. I’m unilaterally moving him back to others receiving votes for at least a little while longer.)

When you get to the end, you can vote for your own biggest disappointment, or write in someone we missed in the comments.

10. Patrick Ramsey

Arrived as the 32nd overall pick in the draft. Started 24 games in a four-year Redskins career. Somehow signed with seven other teams over the next five seasons but never started another game. Continue reading

Redskins Ticket Prices Hit New 5-Year Low

Here to talk about the falling price of Redskins tickets is TiqIQ.


As tough as the 2012 playoff loss to the Seahawks was, it seemed that the Redskins might be on the verge of turning the ship around. They had a new, Heisman-winning quarterback, their first playoff appearance in five years and, even to the most pessimistic of Redskins fans, a dim and flickering light at the end of the futility tunnel.

As all DC sports fans now know, that flicker was not hope, but a train filled with losses. Skins fans had no choice but to get on for the ride, and over the last two years, that train has taken us to a dark place without any clearly marked exits. Not only is the Skins franchise quarterback shelved on account of injury, but the team has won a grand total of five games since that 2012 loss to the Seahawks. Despite their loss to the Cowboys and Rams the past two weeks, the Seahawks, on the other hand, have done pretty well since that fateful game.

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Misery Loves Company: Field Trip To A Redskins Bar In Charlotte


I found out this is a Redskins bar by mistake. The first time we went, it was a new place in Plaza-Midwood, our favorite neighborhood in Charlotte. We met friends there on a summer evening for beers and tater tots and at some point during the night it was brought to my attention that this is a place for Washington fans to gather, watch games, and be sad together. The only other Redskins bar I knew of in town had recently closed down. Awesome, I thought, can’t wait to come back during the season for a game, I thought.

That was over three years ago.

My next time back was yesterday to watch a 1-5 Redskins team take on the 2-4 Titans. Not the ideal scenario for my first game day experience at this bar, but I have a baby now. If I’m going to wait around for the ideal scenario to go out for a game, or to do most anything, really, I’m going to be waiting forever. It’s an establishment with football on the flat screens and cold beer behind the bar. It’ll do just fine.

My wife and I, toting our son Wyatt asleep in his carrier, arrive just after kickoff to meet our friend Michael, who walked from his nearby apartment to squat on a table for us in the “Redskins Room.” The Room is filled to capacity with people wearing burgundy and gold, which made us wonder what this place looks like when Washington has a winning record. (Although it’s only been open long enough to experience one such season, so the sample size is small.) The crowd of about 30 is an almost perfectly even mix of black and white, male and female.

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Redskins-Titans Winners & Losers

Handing out labels following Skins games, this time a 19-17 win over Tennessee that I did not watch. So let’s hand it over to Twitter friend @youlookfoolish.

Redskins-Titans Predictions


Congrats to Mikeyvanilli for knowing the Redskins would come up short in Arizona. Now he gets to make a guest post!

Here are our crackerjack staff’s completely scientific predictions for this week’s game. Make yours down in the comments. Whichever reader comes closest becomes a published author on this here weblog.

JP Finlay: Redskins, 27-22

It’s Homecoming. You gotta win homecoming right?

Chris Mottram: Redskins, 31-27

Wait, is Redskins Homecoming a real thing? Please tell me that’s a real thing.

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