A few housekeeping notes:
IE fixed, comments nuked
The problem with users being able to access the site with Internet Explorer has been fixed. The problem, however, revolved around the new comments widget I had installed a few weeks ago. In deleting the widget, the comments are gone as well. My apologies for this, but there were comments on just a couple of posts so the loss of community conversation is minimal.
I've been having a Twitter identity crisis. I have two passions that I discuss on the Internet—the Redskins and politics. I have been "tweeting" about both on my RTandler account. As I have commented more and more about political matters, it has occurred to me that many of you out there aren't in the least bit interested in the politics comments or, worse, are turned off because of disagreement with my point of view. So, I've created a second, football only Twitter identity, RealRedskins.
If you're interested only in getting updates, links, 140-character thoughts, etc. about the Redskins (and occasional thoughts about the NFL in general), follow RealRedskins. That account will be only posts on that subject. If you want the whole enchilada, both of Washington's passions, Redskins and politics, along with perhaps an occasional tweet when I walk my dog or something else exciting, you can follow the RTandler account. I will post all updates on that account.
I always like to have new friends on Facebook. I used to think that it was for whackos and kids but I was wrong (My Space, now, is another story). If you're on Facebook, drop by my profile and add me as a friend. If not, check it out, it's fun.
If you're not ready to jump into the whole Facebook thing yet, check out the Real Redskins Social Network. It's a small group at this point, and it could use some livening up. There's a forum to post your thoughts in short form and a blog to do so in long form. More coming, too, as more of you get involved. Drop by and join.
The Redskins Chronicle
I'm plugging away at my book, The Redskins Chronicle so I thought I'd give it another plug here. It'll be the most thorough history of the Redskins ever written, but it will be in a fun, easy-to-read format. In other words, it won't read like an encyclopedia (not to take a shot at the excellent work by my friend Michael Richman; his is a fine book, mine is just different). Take a look at RedskinsChronicle.com and sign up to get notified when the book comes out and to be able to get all sorts of cool pre-publication specials.