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The Burgundy and Gold Fan Club

Dallas Texas

 

 

The B&G Fan Club will meet for all 2017 games at:
(Parker & Alma)
 
Seating is limited and most games fill up to standing room only so arrive early.
 
 
HALF-TIME RAFFLE!
Tickets are still only $4/each or 3/$10
Tickets are sold 5 minutes before halftime.
 
2017 Schedule
 
DATE OPPONENT TIME (ET)
Sun, Sep 10 Vs Philadelphia 1:00 PM FOX
Sun, Sep 17 @ Los Angeles 4:25 PM FOX
Sun, Sep 24 Vs Oakland 8:30 PM NBC
Mon, Oct 2 @ Kansas City 8:30 PM ESPN
BYE WEEK
Sun, Oct 15 Vs San Francisco 1:00 PM FOX
Mon, Oct 23 @ Philadelphia 08:30:00 PM ESPN
Sun, Oct 29 Vs Dallas 4:25 PM FOX
Sun, Nov 5 @ Seattle 4:05 PM FOX
Sun, Nov 12 Vs Minnesota 1:00 PM FOX
Sun, Nov 19 @ New Orleans 1:00 PM FOX
Thu, Nov 23 Vs New York 8:30 PM NBC
Thu, Nov 30 @ Dallas 8:25 PM NBC
Sun, Dec 10 @ Los Angeles 4:05 PM CBS
Sun, Dec 17 Vs Arizona 1:00 PM FOX
Sun, Dec 24 Vs Denver 1:00 PM CBS
Sun, Dec 31 @ New York 1:00 PM FOX

 

HAIL REDSKINS FANS! 

      

WEBSTER'S DICTIONARY DEFINES TACKLING AS . . .


. . . “to stop the forward progress of the ball carrier by seizing them and knocking them to the ground.”  I am weighing the pros and cons of starting a Go Fund Me account for the purpose of raising funds to print T‑shirts, with this helpful piece of information, and distributing them to the Redskins’ Defense.  The Redskins were only down 24-17 when Wentz eluded what looked like 74 Redskin defenders, and scrambled for 17 on third down late in the third quarter.  That play sums up the B&G‘s season so far.  The team puts themselves in position to make the key plays needed to win, they just can’t make that one stop or get that one yard needed to sustain drives.  Tackle Wentz, and Philly would have been forced to punt from inside their 20.  But that didn’t happen, and the Eagles drove the field for the TD that, effectively, put the game out of reach.  I know I speak for everyone when I say . . . . AAAAARRRRRGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!

 

I am going to, once again, climb up on Mary’s Giant Soap Box and complain about Gruden’s play calling, particularly his love of throwing deep when we only need 1 or 2 yards.  Our offense ran a total of 58 plays, 18 runs and 40 passes, and the most frustrating stat is that the running game was successful, averaging 4.2 yards per carry.  But it seemed each time the Skins faced a third and 1 or 2, he’d have Cousins drop back like he was throwing a Hail Mary at the end of the game.  Especially given the injuries to Scherf and Moses, we didn’t need to pass that many times.  The drive before the end of the first half was critical.  We had third and 1 at our 34 right before the two‑minute warning.  Instead of running for the ONE YARD, he calls a pass over the middle to Crowder, it’s incomplete, and the Eagles save time, and a time out they needed, to drive the field for the go ahead TD.  Knowing the Eagles were to receive the ball to start the second half, that call was huge.

 

On a happy note, I was impressed with our baby faced new kicker.  Mr. Rose was 3/3 on extra points, 1/1 on FGs, and routinely kicked off into the end zone.  Way to go, Nick!

 

This week, the B&G play <cue evil background music> Dallas in the Mediocrity Bowl.  With both teams sitting at 3-3, both teams need this game to stay above .500 and keep Philly in their sights.  Of course, I always want to beat/demolish/embarrass/trash/emasculate Dallas, but this week I REALLY want to win.  First, a little revenge after being swept by the Starheads last year, and more importantly, to shut their fans up after Sunday’s victory over the 49ers.  If I have to hear one more time how they beat them by 30, and we had to rely on a garbage offensive pass interference call to hang on to win, I may just start scoping out bazookas on ebay!

 

We got some encouraging news on the injury front as both Norman and Everett returned to practice, and both should start.  With Norman back, we won’t have to play as much zone, which should free up the LBs to be more aggressive in the pass rush.  I really love when we sack Dak!

 

My prediction - - that I share with no one publicly - - was that we’d be 4-2 right now.  With no team, except Philly, in the NFC playing great, the playoffs are still a very real possibility.  Injured players are returning, which is welcome news, as we move into a tricky part of the schedule.  After Dallas, our next 4 games are at Seattle, home v. Minnesota, at New Orleans, and home v. NY Giants.  These are teams we will be battling for a wild card spot later, so we have to put together a sustained winning streak.  We can do this!

 

If not, a future newsletter title may be:  Webster’s Dictionary defines Misery as “a feeling of great distress of mind or body.”

                         


             HAIL!


 


 

 

 

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The Burgundy & Gold Fan Club is a non-profit organization and a registered tradename with the Collin County Clerk. One hundred (100%) percent of all proceeds from raffles and donations are used for future raffles. Any operating/overhead costs (i.e., schedules, decorations, scrapbooks, etc.) are fully funded by the operating staff noted herein. For further information or to join our mailing list, contact us as SkinsFanClub@aol.com.