Special Statement From Skinscast

July 21st, 2016

The Skinscast Podcast launched just prior to Redskins Training Camp, in 2006. Skinscast wasn’t the first Redskins-related podcast, but we¬†quickly became the most listened-to Redskins-related podcast anywhere on earth. During our peak years in the late-2000s, Skinscast enjoyed per-episode listenership 10-15,000 per episode. Sometimes even higher.

Skinscast was built on the notion that a couple of fans talking about their team could be compelling. This wasn’t necessarily unique or novel; other fan-shows in the Washington area had seen success, even beyond that of Skinscast.

But Skinscast was unique in that we were fans who covered the team regularly as media. We had the passion of fans with the access of press. And we used that access to give our fellow-fans an inside view of their team.

Given our success, it was no surprise others would throw their hat in the ring and soon, the landscape featured an array of Redskins’ podcasts. Despite the competition, Skinscast maintained an impressive presence among Redskins’ fans.

A decade later however, things have changed. We have each enjoyed success in our careers and some experienced changes with our families – both of which demand greater time and attention.

As a result, and with much regret; we are suspending regular production of the show.

We would like to thank our loyal fans for 10-years of support. We have some of the most knowledgeable fans on earth. It has been a thrill to produce this show for you, and we will really miss it.

Though we will not produce a weekly show, it is possible we may produce the occasional episode or special content. We certainly are not abandoning ownership of our name or content.

I would be remiss without thanking the greatest partner ever; Brian Reffkin. And thanks also to our other founding member, JC. To this day he will not want his name used and to this day I will honor that request. All JC did was name the show and suggest the opening theme song.

Thanks to the other regular members; Brian Murphy (Homer McFanBoy), Brad Baker, Jack Anderson, and Daniel Shiferaw.

Thanks too to the writers. ESPN’s John Keim and Washington Post Express’ Rick Snider were regulars for a while. David Elfin appeared, as did Grant Paulsen who now hosts a show on 106.7, The Fan.

Pretty darn good collection of talent for a little ol’ podcast.

Most of all; thanks to the listeners. Thank you for your support. We love our fans and will miss you all.

Sincerely,

John Pappas, Skinscast Founder & Producer

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New Skinscast Episode – New Beginnings

July 20th, 2016

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After a long, dry offseason, the boys are back to break down the free agents, draft selections, and story-lines ahead of training camp.

How did they score the new free agents? Is Josh Norman the real-deal? What about Josh Doctson? The surprise first-round selection may be the best addition possible.

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the offseason is that the Redskins are poised to have back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since the early ninety’s.

There’s season-record predictions and a surprise announcement about the future of the show.

Enjoy!

 
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New Skinscast Episode – Unlimited upside

January 6th, 2016

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The regular season is over and we still don’t know how good this quarterback and offense are.

But we do know the Washington Redskins finished the regular season by whoopin’ monkey ass in Dallas. And that’s never a bad thing.

This week the boys discuss the victory over the Cowboys. The seemingly unlimited upside of Kirk Cousins and the offense. And the potential to go deep into the playoffs. Reffkin and Shiferaw are so excited they echo the whole dang show.

Enjoy!

 
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New Skinscast Episode – Home alone

December 31st, 2015

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The Washington Redskins are on a roll and have clinched the NFC East Championship, even with another week left to play.

The offense is as good as you want, and the defense who doing what they need to to win big games. With a victory this weekend at Dallas, they will go into the playoffs as hot as anyone.

Thanks to technical difficulties, Pappas has to run this week solo. Hopefully it is not a total trainwreck.

Enjoy!

 
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New Skinscast Episode – Two is a trend and three a division

December 23rd, 2015

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One game. One victory. That’s all that is left for the Washington Redskins.

If they go to Philadelphia and get a win, the division is the property of the Redskins and they will host a playoff game at FedEx Field.

To do so they must defeat a rival in the Eagles who can likewise claim the division by winning out.

This week the boys discuss the big win against the Bills. They discuss the stakes, and the chances at winning up north. This is a big a game as you can get.

Enjoy!

 
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