Spaceman Spiff

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  1. Hate to bust up the Tailgate with all the talks of Trump, package bombs in Austin and whether it should be deemed terrorism, Trump, social agendas, Trump, school shootings/gun control, Trump, Russia and Trump... But baseball season starts on March 29th. Twins at Orioles. 3:05 start. I don't feel good about this season, but the Orioles did sign Alex Cobb today. Cashner/Cobb should be an upgrade over Miley/Ubaldo. Still, the rotation is full of guys that are anywhere between #2s and #5s, depending on the day. The offense is still a high strikeout, low OBP, station to station plodding type with guys that need to have hyooooooge seasons if we want to compete. I think this is a 75 win team. Anyway, this is what we've been waiting for. Get your asses in here @Bang @Hersh @DM72 @TheDoyler23 @DCSaints_fan @ixcuincle @RonArtest15 @justice98 @KingGibbs @pjfootballer @GOSKINS_08 @capcrunch98 @abdcskins @SkinFanInMinn LETS GO BIRDS!
  2. I liked the opening scene on the train, that was good. I'll give it another shot.
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    Vaya Con Dios, Manny! The plight of the 2018 Orioles

    Orioles hired Mike Elias https://www.chron.com/sports/astros/article/Mike-Elias-will-be-named-the-new-general-manager-13390339.php
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    ***2018-19 NBA Season Thread***

    Probably the best recruiting line anywhere, ever. Can't really say no to that.
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    ***2018-19 NBA Season Thread***

    Without Durant they clearly aren't the frontrunners, but they're still contenders. But they've at least got him for this year, so let it ride and enjoy it. I think if they want to keep him around, the best thing they can do is win another title. Winning cures everything, even in house fighting. Is anyone going to care about this in June when the GSW are ripping through whatever eastern conference team steps up to get smacked down in the Finals?
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    Can we stop pretending now?

    I'm enjoying this ride, it's nice to be up in the division. I just don't think this is a very good team. As I've said before, it's the best of a bad bunch.
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    Can we stop pretending now?

    I said it before, and I'd say that I'm in this camp...but I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop. Even if we get to the playoffs this year, can we do it again next year? We haven't been able to string back to back winning seasons together. We've had years like this before, winning the division or making a playoffs and it just never carries over.
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    Random Thought Thread

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    ***2018-19 NBA Season Thread***

    Lmao, yeah, 2/5 of the all-star team down and they look like any other nba team. GSW trying to nerf the world to keep Durant happy might be their downfall, or at least the beginning of it. The 30 for 30 in 2025 will be great. GSW doesn't seem to remember that they were a championship team before Durant, too.
  10. This does look good. Season 1 was fantastic, Season 2, I couldn't make it past the 2nd episode.
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    Can we stop pretending now?

    Again, it just depends. I could see 11-5, I could also see 9-7 pretty easy, too. It's very unlikely, but I could also see them completely imploding and losing the division. There's enough football left to play, especially against the Eagles. At least it won't be boring. But I think the Texans come in this weekend and dismantle us.
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    Can we stop pretending now?

    I don't think we can win against Houston, maybe the Titans and we could easily blow a game against the Eagles.
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    Can we stop pretending now?

    Well, even the sun shines on a dogs ass some days.
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    ***2018-19 NBA Season Thread***

    Would loooooooove to know what Draymond said. Would love to have been a fly on that wall in the locker room yesterday. None of the big 4 sports do drama as good as the NBA. I don't think the NBA has the best product, but they certainly have the best offseason and soap opera **** going on, hands down. EDIT: Deadspin isn't that great these days, but they're usually still good for stuff like this. https://deadspin.com/the-warriors-only-weakness-seems-to-be-them-arguing-wit-1830421021
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    Can we stop pretending now?

    Tell me I'm wrong. Did we beat the Packers at full strength? Did we beat the Panthers like they're currently playing? There are no style points, but if people want to be objective and remove emotion from the OMG THEY ARE FINALLY WINNING feelings, it's just obvious that the Skins aren't elite. I don't know why I continue to opine, I guess I should just be thrilled that they're winning ugly and wonder wtf happened when they face a real team in the playoffs.
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    Can we stop pretending now?

    Packers - c'mon, we didn't get Rodgers at his best. Panthers - we didn't get them at their best, they have played better since they faced us, although it was as much of a complete win from us for any game this season outside of the Cardinals. I'm talking about the Saints and the Rams. We will get annihilated. Saints already did it once.
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    Can we stop pretending now?

    We are improving, but when we beat a top tier team, I will be a believer that this is a team that can hang with anyone. I don't see the issue with that.
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    General Mass Shooting Thread (originally Las Vegas Strip)

    I'd like to agree. Heart says yes, mind says no.
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    General Mass Shooting Thread (originally Las Vegas Strip)

    So you're an expert in training and protocol? I mean, if we're going that route I'd assume that having a guy on his chest with your gun in his back and instructing him not to move should be more closely examined by an officer arriving on the scene instead of just firing off shots. I'm not even bringing the racial implications into this, although that's probably the easiest thing to do. The NRA has long been supporting "a good guy with a gun will stop active shooter situations," and this is a situation that completely pisses all over that narrative. Here's a good guy with a gun who lost his life for doing the right thing and being a hero, all because someone had an itchy trigger finger.
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    General Mass Shooting Thread (originally Las Vegas Strip)

    That sounds like a good summary of what happened, yes.
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    Most Memorable victory and worst loss for Washington

    Dude, I hated the Cardinals almost as much as the Cowboys back in the 90s. First, they were in our division and it didn't make sense. One team in the southwest part of the country in the NFC East. At that time, I knew the Cowboys would give us fits because of Aikman, Smith and Irvin. I understood that and accepted it. They were usually just better than us. I hated it, but understood it. The Cardinals? **** them, Right in the neck. Every year, no matter who they had, it was just the most annoying **** ever. EVER. The Boomer Esiason game is the absolute perfect example of how insanely annoying/frustrating/maddening/rage inducing they were. Every year, no matter what, like clockwork.
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    Most Memorable victory and worst loss for Washington

    A lot of memorable ones. From my formative years: Broncos Superbowl Victory. I was 6. My parents had friends over, I wasn't really into football yet. I knew who the Redskins were but didn't care yet. Was upstairs in my room playing with kids from across the street, came downstairs and everyone was miserable. Not much later, I came back downstairs and everyone was going nuts, it was great. I remember watching a very little bit of it. That's kinda what hooked me. I'm not sure how I got this stuff but I had a pennant and a pin from that game. Pretty much all of the 1991 season. Kicking the living **** out of the Lions on the opening night. Talk of an undefeated season. The whole feeling was electric. I don't know if DC will ever get back to that kind of a feeling...we've been close, but not quite there. The seat cushion game, absolutely annihilating Deion and Jerry Glanville in that game. I remember that more than the SuperBowl. More recently, destroying the Cowboys at home 35-7 in 2005, Cooley going off for three touchdowns and Parcells looking like he didn't know what was going on. I was at that game, me and a buddy got tickets close to the 50 yard line about 10 rows back earlier in the season when they were cheap and the team wasn't so hot. By the time that game rolled around, the Skins were hot and it was a valuable ticket. That was about as good of a home win as I've seen in person. The worst game for me, outside of some of the ones that have been mentioned was in 1996 where Boomer ****ing Esiason threw for over 500 yards while quarterbacking the Cardinals. The Cardinals also had Larry Centers who we could flat out not stop. I'm probably wrong here but I'm pretty sure 475 of those 500 yards that Esiason threw for were to Larry Centers on passes out of the backfield. Larry Centers always killed us. I remember watching that game and getting so pissed because Esiason was old, not very good anymore and we couldn't do anything to stop him. I just looked it up, it's the 7th most passing yards given up in a game in history. We lost 37-34 in overtime. Hate to break it to ya boss, but the '83 49ers didn't have Rice yet, they didn't have him until 1985. Still, you are right, it's a game that doesn't get mentioned too often. It is a classic. One thing I never knew about this game...go to 1:55 on the highlights. Moseley missed like...5 kicks this game?
  23. JP Finlay is spot on there.
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    Redskins vs Texans Prediction Thread: Pessimistically Optimistic?

    Watson and Hopkins go ballistic, JJ Watt has at least two sacks, JNo finally understands why the fans boo. Texans 31 Skins 13