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      Good afternoon Redskins nation!  I’m in beautiful Landover, MD with Spaceman Spiff who has been pulled away from Instagram models and tailgating and sent down to the field to do what he does best (roll around in the mud).
       
      Let’s get down to business...  Can we block them?  There are other story lines entering into this game but worrying about them feels largely academic.  The Texans have two terrifying pass rushers and the Redskins intend to block them with optimism and underdog stories.  Alex Smith isn’t a statue but he does take time in making decisions and getting the ball out.  This combination looks disastrous.  The sort of thing that has us all after the game consoling each other with things like “well, it was just a bad matchup" and “we caught them at the worst possible time.” 
       
      Or... we could walk away wondering just how the heck this team managed to pull off another improbable win.  Last week the gave up something like twelve thousand yards of offense to the Bucs, I’ll have to check those numbers to be sure, but only three points.  That’s not supposed to happen.  Maybe we can enjoy an outrageously unlikely result again.  Not probably, not likely, but you know... maybe.  I’m saying there’s a chance.   
       
      I’m here for that chance.  (and you know... the free food and climate controlled free seats) 

      1st Quarter Update
      Redskins are running their bend and break defense, and I’m not sure a little over three quarters is enough time for the Redskins offense to close a 10-point gap.  I’m having flash backs of week nine, but having human emotions is considered “disruptive behavior.”  I'm fine.  Everything is fine. 
       
      That Quinn celebration, whatever that was, was the highlight of the 1st quarter. 
       
      2nd Quarter Update
      Is there a better way to start a quarter than by scoring a touchdown?  There is, if you follow that TD drive with a forced turnover on defense.  Things are looking good! 

      So much for that.  A great start was quickly ended up canceled out by the Redskins offense.  With a chance to take a lead Alex Smith throws a pick six in the red zone and takes the air out of the stadium.  He followed that up by throwing another interception on the very next drive.  Alex Smith almost made me forget about Vernon Davis dropping that pass.  Almost. 
       
      Texans missed a field goal attempt and the lead remains frozen at 10. 
       
      This quarter feels like a giant blown opportunity.  
       
      Halftime Update. 
      I should have stopped at one hotdog.  I deserve this.
       
      3rd Quarter Update
      You know the feeling where you say and think all these bad things about a player and then he breaks his leg and you immediately feel bad about it?  I live there now.
       
      Colt McCoy has freed me from that place of sadness! 
       
      As much as I love this defense, they have to start forcing teams to punt at some point.  Is there a stat for defense tha thas forced the fewest punts?  We have to be near the top of that list.  Texans have punted just once today.  Holding them to three was good, though.   
       
      The lead is down to six and Colt McCoy has arrived to save us.  (Please let that be true.) 
       
      Personal Note:  Someone just stomped, loudly, out of the press area like a while muttering at his phone.  Laughter and comparisons to toddlers followed him.  The media's laugh is an evil laugh!  Good times. 
       
      4th Quarter Update
      Colt has brought us back.  Welcome to the first lead change of the season, Redskins fans.  You like that?!  (Yeesh, was that always so lame?)  I guess you could say Adrian Peterson contributed by actually scoring the touchdown.  I bet Colt told him to score though, so you have to factor leadership into things.
       
      Once again, the defense cannot force a punt, hard to feel great about holding a team to a field goal when that field goal gives them the lead in the 4th quarter 
       
      Remember that whole "can we block them" thing?  The answer was absolutely not on the Redskins 2nd drive of the 4th quarter.  Watt and Clowney each sacked our man Colt, and ended that drive before it really had a chance to begin. 
       
      Horrible, no good, very bad holding called on Norman gifting Houston a first down at the worst possible time for it.
       
      Colt chooses to throw deep at an inopportune moment resulting in a 60+ yard attempt for an injured kicker.  Heartbreaking end to a game that cost this team entirely too much (via injury) yet still seemed to be within reach several times. 
       
      I'm off to the post game press conference and locker room, check back later for updates.
       
      Final Thoughts
      I’ve always found it preferable to watch my favorite team simply get destroyed, than to feel that they were the better team and still managed to lose.  The Redskins gave this game away with mistakes in the 2nd quarter.  Fred Davis makes a routine catch and Alex Smith doesn’t throw a pick six, and the scoreboard shows at least 7 fewer points for the Texans.  Even if the Redskins had settled for field goals, that’s a 13 point swing in 2 point game.   
       
      Losing the game wasn’t even the worst part.  Losing Alex Smith, for at least the remainder of the season, is likely enough to push the Redskins past the point where they can continue toughing their way through key injuries. 
       
      We'll all feel better after a win against the Cowboys next week. 
       

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Yes its true I made a spelling mistake. I think i'll get over it though. Care to address why you thought it was so important to start this thread, even though its been several times before?

It was important enough for you to contribute a lot of nonsense to before you pointed out it's been done before. Why didn't you say that with your very first post? You participated instead. Not very well, but you participated nonetheless. Smacks of sour grapes.

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It was important enough for you to contribute a lot of nonsense to before you pointed out it's been done before. Why didn't you say that with your very first post? You participated instead. Not very well, but you participated nonetheless. Smacks of sour grapes.

Not really, I didn't start the thread, so it wasn't my responsibility to check to see if the thread was a repeat or not, that was your responsibility.

I did remember later that I had seen this thread before and so I did search and I found I was correct.

That idiot count is up to 14 now. Keep wearing dirty clothes or whatever it is you do that you think is lucky.

It was time for this to end when I noticed you were not even reading what I was stating, I had to correct you twice in statments you made about my post.

Now you are going on about a mistake I made in typing "your" instead of "you're". I'm sure that has never been done before by mistake in trying to type a quick response. :rolleyes:

So yes this has run its cource......in the future please use the search button before making a thread, the MODs have asked us to police ourselves more when it comes to this matter.

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Not really, I didn't start the thread, so it wasn't my responsibility to check to see if the thread was a repeat or not, that was your responsibility.

I did remember later that I had seen this thread before and so I did search and I found I was correct.

That idiot count is up to 14 now. Keep wearing dirty clothes or whatever it is you do that you think is lucky.

It was time for this to end when I noticed you were not even reading what I was stating, I had to correct you twice in statments you made about my post.

Now you are going on about a mistake I made in typing "your" instead of "you're". I'm sure that has never been done before by mistake in trying to type a quick response. :rolleyes:

So yes this has run its cource......in the future please use the search button before making a thread, the MODs have asked us to police ourselves more when it comes to this matter.

You never corrected me on anything you said. You backtracked on what you said.

And if this thread was indeed a repeat, it would surely be merged by the mods by now. Don't get mad because you lost the battle. Just be man enough to admit you had no point.

Those people that say I'm an idiot for being superstitious are nowhere near as wrong as you saying I, or the 36 people that do in fact do something superstitous, are egomaniacs. I'm sure most of those people understand the difference and just think I'm silly for thinking that way. Don't form false alliances with that which you only assume to be true.

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You never corrected me on anything you said. You backtracked on what you said.

And if this thread was indeed a repeat, it would surely be merged by the mods by now. Don't get mad because you lost the battle. Just be man enough to admit you had no point.

Those people that say I'm an idiot for being superstitious are nowhere near as wrong as you saying I, or the 36 people that do in fact do something superstitous, are egomaniacs. I'm sure most of those people understand the difference and just think I'm silly for thinking that way. Don't form false alliances with that which you only assume to be true.

You aren't worth the effort it would take to go back and quote the times you completely got wrong what I said. I already did it anyway, all you have to do is go back and read it.

Please make sure you do your stupid superstitions on Sunday, lord knows we can't win without you :doh:

And don't make false assumptions, they don't think you're silly, they think you're an idiot.

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You aren't worth correcting on your statment that I never had to correct you.

Please make sure you do your stupid superstitions on Sunday, lord knows we can't win without you :doh:

Aren't worth? Don't you mean "yeah you're right, I backtracked and you were right"?

Be a man and admit it.

You can be sure I'll do my superstitious thing, just like many of the other Redskins fans that knowingly do silly things to help their team win. I know we aren't in the minority because there are commercials about it. No mention of egomaniacs in those spots, though. They're weird that way.

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Aren't worth? Don't you mean "yeah you're right, I backtracked and you were right"?

Be a man and admit it.

You can be sure I'll do my superstitious thing, just like many of the other Redskins fans that knowingly do silly things to help their team win. I know we aren't in the minority because there are commercials about it. No mention of egomaniacs in those spots, though. They're weird that way.

And don't make false assumptions, they don't think you're silly, they think you're an idiot.

Sure. They think I'm an idiot for being superstitous. Not for being an egomaniac. I accept that. Hence the option for it in my poll. :)

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While we are in the dictionary how about the word..........

egotistical:

characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance. :)

Great posts, Dcoles, I agree with you 100%. Fans that go nuts over stuff like that are very egotistical. They think that out of all the people in the world, including all of the players and coaches, that THEY will determine the outcome of the game. :rotflmao: It's all nonsense, I guess people just want to feel like they're important. I also think "jinxes" are BS. For every Skins fan that makes a comment like "We will NOT lose this game" there is a fan of the other team that says the same thing.

Which ever team wins is going to win regardless of whether you all wear your "lucky jersey" or hat, or wear the same underwear, whatever. Teams go on 3 or 4 game winning streaks all the time. Just because you wore the same hat doesn't mean that's not why they're winning. They're winning because it is only natural that teams go on winning streaks. Then what happens if they lose? Then you change it to something else. Then that doesn't work.

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