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Old 12-28-2007, 06:45 PM   #16
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Re: What if we lose to Dallas and don't make the playoffs?

I don't know. This is the biggest game I've seen in a while. Dallas at home, win and you're in. Dallas is the NFC East champs and the #1 NFC Seed... If they come out flat I'm going to be very disappointed. They better be UP for this game. As long as they leave it all on the field this weekend I'll be happy with the season, eventually. I predicted 8-8 or 9-7 this season (although I pictured it coming in a very different manner) and will be happy with either record all things considered.

Since I was a little boy growing up in Silsbee TX, I've lived for Dallas Week. We can't lose this game. I will be crushed. I'll get over it and look at things objectively after a week or so, but this is a HUGE game.


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Old 12-28-2007, 07:09 PM   #17
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Re: What if we lose to Dallas and don't make the playoffs?

What if we lose to Dallas and don't make the playoffs?

I'll still be proud of a team that overcame numerous serious injuries to key positions, made impeccable free agent moves in Fletcher, Smoot, and Rocky (over Briggs), overcame the death of its best player, and still won three more games than last season. Imagine what a year we would have had with a solid offensive line and a dominant running game in the second half (like we did last season).

Proud of our coaches, players, fans, and owner!

Now go out there and kick the Cowboy's a$$ anyway!!!!!
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Old 12-29-2007, 03:59 AM   #18
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Re: What if we lose to Dallas and don't make the playoffs?

Staying positive either way. DALLAS SUCKS.
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Old 12-29-2007, 04:12 AM   #19
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Re: What if we lose to Dallas and don't make the playoffs?

I will just be humorously devastated. Its almost like every time we get our hopes up this team disappoints. Its only when everyone gives up that we actually do well. For example, whenever the media thinks we will be good in the preseason, we suck. The two years that no one gave us any hope, we have made a playoff push only after being all but dead. I won't be upset. The team has been facing impossible odds but such an abrupt and disappointing ending will be unbearable. On second thought, I'll just be devastated.


We can't be mad at the team though. The things this team has faced are horrible. They shouldn't even be in the position they are in. I think we all realized that winning doesn't matter, after sean died. Its just how quickly the season would be over is the hard part. Whatever, i think we all want something to make this season just a little bit more rememberable for good things.

However, I won't want to talk to anyone. Maybe I'll just be so mad that i'll pack my bags in 5 minutes and drive up to new york to my friend's place and go and watch the ball drop. That'd be stupid though. F... this, i don't want to think about losing.
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Old 12-29-2007, 05:36 AM   #20
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Re: What if we lose to Dallas and don't make the playoffs?

If we lose to Dallas im going to seriously be worried about thier chances of going all the way this year, i for some odd reason think we are the only team in the east that will stop them in the playoffs. wow, i just caught myself being positive about the skins chances...
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Old 12-29-2007, 10:56 AM   #21
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Re: What if we lose to Dallas and don't make the playoffs?

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I know we probably don't even want to talk about this... but let's throw it out on the table anyway.

What if we lose to Dallas and don't make the playoffs?

Given everything that's happened this year with all the injuries and the Sean Taylor tragedy, will you be on the forgiving side of things or will you be furious and we're back to "Joe must go" threads all offseason?
Your thread reminds me of some lines from the classic film Kelly's Heroes staring Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Donald Sutherland and Gavin McCloud to name a few. The following is some good advice Sutherland's character - Oddball - gives to McCloud's character - Moriarty. I think we all ought to take it.

Why don't you knock it off
with them negative waves?

Why don't you dig
how beautiful it is out here?

Why don't you say something righteous
and hopeful for a change?


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Old 12-29-2007, 11:08 AM   #22
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9 point favorites makes me uneasy as well. I'm glad you brought some reality to this site so we all know it is possible to lose. If we lose, it will be in grand fashion i'm sure with turnovers, penalties and a general implosion. 3 weeks ago when we played the bears I swore not to watch any more Redskins games for the year if we lost (i was lying to myself). The same thing for the giants. Then the vikings. Now I probably won't have the option to not watch any more if we lose sunday.
All I'm saying is I considered the season over not too long ago and the team has shown me something, a little fight that has been lacking. They're backs were up against the wall and they had 2 options; fight or roll over. They chose to fight for their honor, their dignity, their pride. And I feel overtaken with the feelings that the team has given me. D.C. is now filled with honor, dignity, pride. Look around, flags, stickers, magnets adorn even the ugliest hooptie. Maybe these people are fair-weather fans, but the city is alive once again and damn I feel proud. Win and we're in...This is dallas week, lets rip their fucking heads off.

Sorry I'm getting a little emotional. My pulse is pumping and tears are welling up as i type like only the skins can do to me
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Old 12-29-2007, 11:24 AM   #23
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Re: What if we lose to Dallas and don't make the playoffs?

I'm a big JG's fan. I've always thought he would turn this things around. I've also been critical of playcalling, personel, etc. After the Bills game I thought Joe should go at the end of the season. Maybe it was b/c i went to the game and was bitterly disappointed in the "play not to lose" strategy that we've seen too much over the last 4 years.

In the last 3 games w/ Collins it seems like our playcalling/execution has improved. We seem to have more of a "win" it strategy...for whatever reason.

If we lose Sunday, i think i still want JG to give it one more year. I'm really impressed w/ the way he's brought this team together at the right time. Hopefully AS and GW will still be w/ us.
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Old 12-29-2007, 12:05 PM   #24
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Re: What if we lose to Dallas and don't make the playoffs?

This team has had to deal with an adversity that no other team has. In doing so, they got better, both on and off the stat sheet. If we lose tomorrow, I would hope that is the lesson we take from the season - not a failure to make the playoffs.
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Re: What if we lose to Dallas and don't make the playoffs?

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Your thread reminds me of some lines from the classic film Kelly's Heroes staring Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Donald Sutherland and Gavin McCloud to name a few. The following is some good advice Sutherland's character - Oddball - gives to McCloud's character - Moriarty. I think we all ought to take it.

Why don't you knock it off
with them negative waves?

Why don't you dig
how beautiful it is out here?

Why don't you say something righteous
and hopeful for a change?


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It's got nothing to do with being negative. I'm just wondering how we will deal with a loss.
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Re: What if we lose to Dallas and don't make the playoffs?

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This team has had to deal with an adversity that no other team has. In doing so, they got better, both on and off the stat sheet. If we lose tomorrow, I would hope that is the lesson we take from the season - not a failure to make the playoffs.
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Old 12-29-2007, 12:27 PM   #27
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It's got nothing to do with being negative. I'm just wondering how we will deal with a loss.
And that's not negative? Not even a smidgen? If defeat is not an option, then there is no reason to talk about it.

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And that's not negative? Not even a smidgen? If defeat is not an option, then there is no reason to talk about it.

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It's called reality. Face it we're either going to win or lose this game. No sense in denying what could happen.
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Old 12-29-2007, 12:52 PM   #29
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Re: What if we lose to Dallas and don't make the playoffs?

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And that's not negative? Not even a smidgen? If defeat is not an option, then there is no reason to talk about it.

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Actually defeat is an option. We could either win or lose this game.

That phrase, "defeat is not an option", is just something people tell themselves to stay focused. And rightfully so, that's the attitude the players should take. But we're not the players, we're the fans. We can consider the reality that we could lose the game.

It's important to think about and puts the season in perspective.
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Old 12-29-2007, 01:03 PM   #30
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It's called reality. Face it we're either going to win or lose this game. No sense in denying what could happen.
Reality is that the Skins have the power to control their own destiny. If they believe they are going to win and have made the prepartions to do so, they will win. Gibbs and crew will definitely have them ready. So... I'm not denying anything. Defeat simply isn't part of the equation to begin with so there is no sense in talking about it. BTW... are you denying that the teams could tie?

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