Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Worst Redskin Jerseys Ever

We had no idea how hard this was going to be. I thought we'd get a bunch of good ideas and rank them, but there has been endless debate about this list amongst the DCLS writers. This will be the first in a series of worst jerseys for all of our beloved professional DC-area teams (yes, the Nats are included despite their lack of belovedness). We are also considering a 'best jerseys', but first things first. So here is the criteria:

The jersey must be one that would make fellow fans either:

  1. Angry
  2. Disgusted
  3. Think the guy wearing the jersey is an idiot

Please note that any jerseys that are funny bad are not included. Without further adieu, our bottom 10 in reverse order (least terrible to most terrible):

10. Danny Wuerffel #17 - Was anyone really on this bandwagon?

9. Shane Matthews #6 - This was actually a worse bandwagon.

8. Jeff George #3 - I am actually scared to write this because he wants to come back and the Skins want a new qb so lets just move on......

7. Deion Sanders #21 - Primetime has come to symbolize all the extravagant and failed free agent signings of the Snyder era.

6. Jeremiah Trotter #54 - See Sanders, Deion.

5. Michael Westbrook #82 - I think he really has a bright future due to his athleticism.......oh wait, that's his MMA career.

4. Jason Taylor #55 - Only in traditional colors, as a pink one would be funny.

3. Brandon Lloyd #85 - I actually think he is worse than Archuletta as on top of his significant contract, we traded for him! Not for a bag of footballs either, but 3rd and 4th round picks! I think my eyes are bleeding.

2. Adam Archuleta #40- It pains me to even type this name. The Skins get too much shit for their free agent signings, which haven't been all-bad, but this was an absolute disaster. If we hadn't been able to trade him, this may have been the worst signing in team history. The picture above actually makes me naseous. Now a #40 "PUNT PROTECTOR" jersey might make our list of best jerseys.

1. Mark Sanchez #6 - Really? I know it's rare, but I know one dweebus who's name rhymes with shman shnyder who jerks off into one each night. This jersey is symbolic of the Cerrato/Snyder brain freeze, anyone who supported this move is an idiot.

Also considered (excluded mostly because they are funny bad):
  • Heath Shuler #5
  • Albert Connell #83 (Just a little too funny for me, but if you see his jersey somewhere, it's probably a steal..........................i'll be here all night)
  • Desmond Howard #80
  • Tony Banks #12
  • Ricky Williams #1 (yeah, that Ricky Williams, the one we basically traded for a future #1, which eventually became Lavar, who became nothing)
  • Gus Frerotte #12

Let the argument continue! Anyone we missed or who doesn't belong? While you think about it I am going to go pour some boiling water down my throat to clear out the puke.

(Image courtesy of WashingtonPost.com)

Monday, August 3, 2009

The Wizard XXX Factor Is.......

We already bashed the Wizards' offseason moves, but the roster is close to being set so it's high time for some analysis. Everyone is talking about Arenas's rebound and the fit of Mike Miller as the determining factors in this team's success, but the DCLS has a different guy pinned.

Nick Young?!..........that's right, Nick Young! Amidst the mass of all-offense/no-defense (apologies to Brendan Haywood) I see a guy who generally fits that mold, but has the athleticism and upside to fill the perimeter stopper role that has been void in our lineup for several years. Conveniently disregarding a ton of variables, Young allowed the 2nd fewest ppg by his opponent last season and, more importantly, had the lowest team defensive ppg on the Wiz. I am not saying he is an elite defender, but there are some statistical signs to go with the physical/scouting evidence. He also has a sweet mohawk and a personality that is easy to support.

The Wiz have put a giant roadblock in front of him in the form of Mike Miller, but I think Young can step-up and take that position. As Matt Wilson (the bully) in the incredibly rewatchable Encino Man says, "Some of us pump, and some of us slump. (what?)" Young is at a turning point in his career and needs to "pump"; the Wiz season may hinge on it.

Say it with me now............Nick Young!

WAPO Joins the Crowd

Not sure how many of you caught this, but the WAPO ran a 1-page piece today on DCLS favorites Chris Tillman, Brian Matusz, Jake Arrieta. I can't find a link online, but take my word that they are now following ESPN.com, who followed us. Yeah, that's right.

In other news, Matusz was pulled after 1 inning from his last double-A start, not because he was pitching poorly, but rather to save him for what should be his first major league start on Tuesday night.

To recap, the cavalry is arriving, Wieters is heating up, the DCLS rules, and hell is a frosty 32 degrees.

(Photo courtesy of the Washington Post)