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Redskins-Ravens Winners & Losers

Handing out labels following Skins games. This time a 16-10 win at Baltimore to move to 3-2 that was thiiis close from being 17-16 … Winners Jamison Crowder — 85-yard punt return to the house?! The Skins’ first PR TD in 125 games, since 2008. Pre-Obama. Pierre Garcon — Good to see 88 in the end zone. First time this season. Will Blackmon — Was not expecting a big kick...
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October 09, 2016

Redskins-Browns Winners & Losers

Handing out labels after Skins games. This time a 31-20 win over Cleveland to get to 2-2. Winners Josh Norman — Struggled with Terrelle Pryor Sr., but saved the day with a boss interception in the fourth quarter. Jordan Reed — Good things happen when the ball is thrown to 86. Today those included his first two scores of the year. Trent Murphy — A few tackles in the backfield...
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October 02, 2016

Redskins-Giants Winners & Losers

Handing out labels following Skins games, this time a 29-27 win at New York … Winners Su’a Cravens — Gorgeous game-clinching INT for the rookie safety/LB we all have high hopes for. Kirk Cousins — This wasn’t Good Kirk, but it wasn’t Bad Kirk either (except for taking that sack at the end of the first half). Did just enough to win. A step in the right direction. By...
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September 25, 2016

Redskins-Cowboys Winners & Losers

Handing out labels following Skins games. This time a 27-23 at home to Dallas to fall to 0-2 … Winners Josh Norman — His office remained mostly stationary, set up on the left side of the field. He did shut Dez Bryant down whenever they were matched up, though, and also punched a fumble out of Ezekiel Elliott’s breadbasket. As good as advertised so far. Trent Murphy — One...
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September 18, 2016

Redskins-Steelers Winners & Losers

Handing out labels following Skins games, this time a 38-16 loss to Pittsburgh at home on Monday Night Football … Alright, alright, alright. #HTTR pic.twitter.com/trSChxVXcj — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) September 12, 2016 Winners Matthew McCounaghey — That burgundy-and-gold suit was fantastic. Jordan Reed — Impressive on the first drive. Feed Reed, as ever. DeSaun...
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September 12, 2016

Video: The Making of the Classic ‘Hogs Night Out’ 1980’s Redskins Poster

This very site published what may be the definitive piece of “Hogs Night Out” content back in 2012. Until now, that is. A three-minute “making of”-style video has emerged, and it’s filthy with early-1980s Redskins nostalgia. Enjoy.
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September 09, 2016

Zach Britton Is A Magician

The recent Fangraphs post “Zach Britton’s 2016: An All-Time Great Season?” is as eye-opening as it sounds. The O’s closer hasn’t allowed an earned run since April. It’s August. If he sustains his current ERA for the rest of the season, then this would be the best year ever for a reliever (min. 60 innings pitched) from a run-prevention standpoint. Not bad! And not that...
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August 14, 2016  |  Discuss

The Nats Are Still Real Good At Pitching And Just Okay At Hitting

Pretty sure I read somewhere that the Nats had the second-most regular-season wins in MLB from 2012 to 2015. Assuming that’s true, which I think it is, that’s pretty good. I mean, the whole part about not winning a playoff series over that span is pretty rough, but 91 wins per year is not bad! How’d they do that? The easy answer is with a) top-shelf pitching and b) upper-middle...
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May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Redskins 2016 Offseason Grade: B?

Old friend of the site Bill Barnwell is handing out offseason grades over at ESPN, and his NFC East batch gives the Skins a B. Solid. The highlights? Franchising Cousins and swapping Culliver for Norman. The lowlight? Not improving the backfield, unless you think cutting FroMo is addition by subtraction. I thought it was a good offseason, though so much of it comes down to how the...
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May 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Putting Strasburg’s Contract In Context

There’s been a lot said and written about Stephen Strasburg’s seven-year, $175 million extension, and much of it is very good. I recommend Fangraphs, Nats Baseball and SB Nation as goodreads, but I want to add something extra here, which is a quick look at the Strasburg deal relative to the top 10 pitcher contracts ever. Note: The innings pitched and ERA+ and FIP columns here...
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May 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Putting Strasburg’s Contract In Context

There’s been a lot said and written about Stephen Strasburg’s seven-year, $175 million extension, and much of it is very good. I recommend Fangraphs, Nats Baseball and SB Nation as goodreads, but I want to add something extra here, which is a quick look at the Strasburg deal relative to the top 10 pitcher contracts ever. Note: The innings pitched and ERA+ and FIP columns here...
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May 11, 2016  |  Discuss

A Caps Fans And A Pens Fan Walk Into A Bar …

Mr. Irrelevant Caps correspondent Brad Parker returns (!) to preview the Caps-Pens series. He’s joined by Ian Brinksman, a Pittsburgh native and devoted Penguins fan who had the misfortune of working with Brad once. Brad asked the questions and Ian answered. Enjoy watching them go snark-for-snark. 1. Didn’t you guys suck a few months ago? What the hell happened? (Figured I...
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April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

A Caps Fans And A Pens Fan Walk Into A Bar …

Mr. Irrelevant Caps correspondent Brad Parker returns (!) to preview the Caps-Pens series. He’s joined by Ian Brinksman, a Pittsburgh native and devoted Penguins fan who had the misfortune of working with Brad once. Brad asked the questions and Ian answered. Enjoy watching them go snark-for-snark. 1. Didn’t you guys suck a few months ago? What the hell happened? (Figured I...
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April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Caps Fans Get The Best Return on Investment During These NHL Playoffs

Here with a guest post about this Caps’ playoff run and league-wide ticket prices is Mr. Irrelevant tickets partner TiqIQ. It’s that time of year again — intensity picks up, facial hair begins to grow and dreams of hoisting Lord Stanley swirl in the minds of 16 NHL teams. For fans, the harrowing experience of the NHL Playoffs brings forth a gambit of emotions, from the elation...
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April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Caps Fans Get The Best Return on Investment During These NHL Playoffs

Here with a guest post about this Caps’ playoff run and league-wide ticket prices is Mr. Irrelevant tickets partner TiqIQ. It’s that time of year again — intensity picks up, facial hair begins to grow and dreams of hoisting Lord Stanley swirl in the minds of 16 NHL teams. For fans, the harrowing experience of the NHL Playoffs brings forth a gambit of emotions, from the elation...
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April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

30 Minutes of Ambient O’s Spring Training Stuff

FTW OG Ted Berg is ripping through the Grapefruit League, airing “Facebook Live” videos at each stop. So far he’s done the Tigers, Astros and Orioles, and every time he’s worn the same burgundy sweatshirt. It’s very strange. It’s also a very cool look at baseball in February and, as Ted would say, “baseball guys doing baseball stuff.” He just kind of watches the...
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February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

30 Minutes of Ambient O’s Spring Training Noise

FTW OG Ted Berg is ripping through the Grapefruit League, airing “Facebook Live” videos at each stop. So far he’s done the Tigers, Astros and Orioles, and every time he’s worn the same burgundy sweatshirt. It’s very strange. It’s also a very cool look at baseball in February and, as Ted would say, “baseball guys doing baseball stuff.” He just kind of watches the...
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February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Are The Caps The Warriors Of Hockey?

The Caps have 88 points already. That’s seven more than any other team in the league and 15 more than any other team in their conference. They’re basically the Warriors of hockey, running away with the regular season. Of course, this year’s Warriors already have a championship under their belt, so the Caps are more like last year’s Warriors, is what I’m saying. Or at least...
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February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Are The Caps The Warriors Of Hockey?

The Caps have 88 points on the season. That’s seven more than any other team in the NHL and 16 more than any other team in the conference. They’re basically the Warriors of hockey, is what I’m saying. Ovechkin is Curry and Backstrom is Klay. Kutzy is Draymond. Justin Williams is Iguadola? That’s about as far as I can go with this, except Trotz is Kerr and I guess Holtby is...
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February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Redskins-Packers Predictions

As ever, these are our crackerjack staff’s predictions for the Wild Card game. Make yours down in the comments. Whoever comes closest gets to make a guest post on this here weblog. JP Finlay: Redskins, 34-20 This seems ridiculous to write, but I think the Skins roll. Rodgers has been sacked 14 times his last two games. Preston Smith and Ryan Kerrigan have five sacks just between...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Redskins-Packers Predictions

As ever, these are our crackerjack staff’s predictions for the Wild Card game. Make yours down in the comments. Whoever comes closest gets to make a guest post on this here weblog. JP Finlay: Redskins, 34-20 This seems ridiculous to write, but I think the Skins roll. Rodgers has been sacked 14 times his last two games. Preston Smith and Ryan Kerrigan have five sacks just between...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

The Redskins Are Playing With Found Money

Guest writer and longtime Skins fan Kevin Stroop stops by to give thanks before Sunday’s Redskins-Packers playoff game at FedEx Field. This has to be one of the most unexpected division titles in Redskins history. As a fan, I am still in shock. So how does this year feel different than the 2012 division title? Well, simply put, there were no expectations on this team this year...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

The Redskins Are Playing With Found Money

Guest writer and longtime Skins fan Kevin Stroop stops by to give thanks before Sunday’s Redskins-Packers playoff game at FedEx Field. This has to be one of the most unexpected division titles in Redskins history. As a fan, I am still in shock. So how does this year feel different than the 2012 division title? Well, simply put, there were no expectations on this team this year...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Have You Ever Looked At Jay Schroeder’s Pro Football Reference Page?

Kirk Cousins’ amazing 2015 regular season, capped off by a fantastic Week 17 performance, brought something obvious into focus: Washington hasn’t enjoyed excellent quarterbacking during the modern, pass-heavy era. Cousins broke a franchise record with 4,166 passing yards, you see. That’s only good for 10th in the NFL this season, but it’s more than any Washington passer ever...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Have You Ever Looked At Jay Schroeder’s Pro Football Reference Page?

Kirk Cousins’ amazing 2015 regular season, capped off by a fantastic Week 17 performance, brought something obvious into focus: Washington hasn’t enjoyed excellent quarterbacking during the modern, pass-heavy era. Cousins broke a franchise record with 4,166 passing yards, you see. That’s only good for 10th in the NFL this season, but it’s more than any Washington passer ever...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss
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