Saturday, November 26, 2011

Guest Blogging on BGO

So what have I been doing this week? Well, in between working the real job and having Thanksgiving with my family (and watching a little football in during the meal), I was spending some time writing as a guest blogger for BGO. They have a weekly Blognostication article- which is a blog where one of the members of the fan community does a write up about this week's game. You can pretty much do the format however you want, which is nice. I stuck to a more stats. based preview of the game which highlights possible strategies and keys for the 'Skins success.

Anyway, since I have only so many hours to write on IIWII, I used most of them to work on this article. Sorry for not doing a great deal of content this week. Although lately, I haven't done that much on IIWII because there just isn't much to say about the Redskins at the moment.

Below is the first couple of paragraphs of the article with a link to the full article on BGO.

The Redskins head to Seattle in a post- Thanksgiving Day weekend with aspirations to roast a fictional bird’s team in order to snap a six game losing streak. But it may not be as easy as it seems as the Seahawks have started to turn around their own franchise and are interested in extending their winning streak to three. CenturyLink Field (formerly Qwest Field) has been a mixed bag of results for the Redskins over the past decade with the Skins going 2-2 there since 2002. The good news is that during that stretch they are 2-0 during the season with wins in 2002 and 2008. The bad news is that the last two playoff appearances for the team (and the only two in this millennium) have ended in this stadium. The first in 2005, where former Redskin Carlos Rogers was first dubbed “Hands of Stone” as he dropped an easy pick six (if only the Redskins gave him an eye exam when they drafted him) that could have altered the outcome of the game. The second was in 2007 when the ‘Skins rallied to make the playoffs by winning the final four games of the regular season. The momentum of winning for fallen comrade Sean Taylor finally ended in the first round of the playoffs at the hands of the Seahawks.

Most football aficionados will be skipping this game. Neither the Redskins nor the Seahawks are likely to have any chance of making the playoffs. Both teams are rather mediocre and there will be more entertaining and meaningful games to be watching for both playoff implications and fantasy leagues. However, this is an important game for both fan bases and the teams because of potential draft implications that could result from the outcome of this game. This is a “Suck for Luck” game so to speak. While neither team is bad enough to probably land the number one pick, both teams have a chance to land in the top ten. Both teams are in desperate need of a franchise quarterback and it is very possible to see the loser of this game benefitting more in the long run. At least the team with the worst record will have first dibs on the other QBs after Andrew Luck which may include Robert Griffin, Matt Barkley and Landry Jones.

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