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      And we are back!
       
      Hello boys and girls, welcome to another year of Washington Redskins football, home-team style.
       
      My name is JimmiJo and I am joined by my shuttered compatriot, Spaceman Spiff. Together we bring you the sights and sounds of Redskins preseason football. Tonight represents the first home installment for Washington. I will be looking for fan enthusiasm, tho it is difficult to gauge interest-level from the preseason. These are the games that the season ticket holders give to their siblings and coworkers.
       
      Tonight may be different as we expect Alex Smith to play. The pundits keep telling me he is Kirk Cousins only better. That will be awesome if so. 
       
      We are quickly filling the list with season-ending injuries, with Washington losing three projected contributors in the first week of preseason. This wince-producing stat is made worse when we consider the projected contributions of Derrius Guice, now lost for the year.
       
      All he was brought here to do was resurrect the Redskins' rushing game. 
       
      This for me is the biggest area of concern for me. The running game has got to get better for this team to have any reason success this year.
       
      Stand by for Inactives...
       
      An hour later I remember they don't do inactives in the preseason. Hey, it's preseason for us too!
       
      Not much to report. Very sparse crowd so far. But given it is a work-night and rush hour is just wrapping up on the beltway I am not surprised we are not overflowing with people yet.
       
      The Redskins appear to be wearing burgundy tops and mustard bottoms, for those keeping score at home. The Jets meanwhile, are sporting white tops and green bottoms.
       
      So far just the kickers and long snappers are warming up from both teams. 
       
      The hot, sunny day is giving way to a warm, breezy evening. Should be fairly pleasant viewing conditions for those coming out.
       
      Kickoff

      It is about that time. Follow along in-game on Twitter @Skinscast
       
      Half
       
      Alex Smith looked sharp, going 4-6 for 48-yards and a 91 passer-rating. 
       
      But that's not the story of this game.
       
      The story is the injuries that continue to mount to running backs. Samaje Perine had an impressive 30-yard run. Then limped off to be evaluated for an ankle sprain. Next was Byron Marshall.  A lower leg injury they say.
       
      The Redskins are suffering the worst run of injuries this early maybe ever. 
       
      JimmiJo
       
      I am not sure how much we learned tonight. I take that back.
       
      Kevin Hogan, whom I had taken to calling ‘Nogan,’ somehow produced a lovely comeback victory with no time to spare. Way to send them home happy.
       
      Beyond the excitement at the end I am not sure we learned much.
       
      Alex Smith is exactly who we thought he was. Smith went 4-for-6 for 48-yards and a passer rating of 91. There was some excitement on his first call from scrimmage, when Smith play actioned the handoff and kept the ball on a bootleg, he turned to setup to hit Paul Richardson and instead received a face-full of Jets’ linebacker Jordan Jenkins. Smith completed the pass to Richardson and Jenkins was handed a 15- roughing call.
       
      The offense are exactly who we thought they are. Feckless in the redzone; unable to produce anything but field goals. Even when the stars did align, with Colt McCoy connecting Cam Sims, area spectacular touchdown catch; cruel fate intervened with a chickenscratch procedure call.
       
      The injuries are exactly what we feared they could be. Why is it every running back who goes for 30-yards on a single play comes up limping? Samaje Perine ran for 30-yards on his one carry on the night.
       
      The next time he was seen was on the way to the locker room to have an ankle looked at.
       
      Then there was Byron Marshall. He barely got into the game before coming out with a leg injury.
       
      After the first few drives Washington did very little offensively until they had to at the very end.
       
      And as little as this preseason game meant, it was nice to see the valiant stop at the goal line. It was even nicer to see Mr. Hogan lead the team down the field and to victory.
       
      Oh yea, we learned one more thing - Dustin Hopkins can kick field goals.
       
      Hail!
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3 hours ago, skinsmarydu said:

Hey, gang...just need a few good thoughts, please and thanks. 

 

Woo for you Mary!

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Currently on a layover in Dublin for a couple hours with my family (going to Croatia for the week) and it’s almost 6, and we have guiness in front of us. This is enjoyable 😁

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15 hours ago, skinsmarydu said:

Hey, gang...just need a few good thoughts, please and thanks. 

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Love and happiness.

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1 hour ago, pjfootballer said:

Nothing like making your own tacos for dinner. 

 

#TacoBellNotAsGood

How does anyone eat Taco Bell? Its absolute garbage.

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19 minutes ago, Warhead36 said:

How does anyone eat Taco Bell? Its absolute garbage.

 

It's garbage, but good tasting garbage.

 

That said, homemade tacos done right are where it's at.

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11 hours ago, Warhead36 said:

How does anyone eat Taco Bell? Its absolute garbage.

I love it.  What do you get?  Gorditas are amazing.  You are making me crave it now lol

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1 minute ago, skinfan2k said:

I love it.  What do you get?  Gorditas are amazing.  You are making me crave it now lol

I love Gorditas. 

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3 hours ago, skinsmarydu said:

I love Gorditas. 

 

Cheesy Gordita Crunch.

 

Also, hope all is well on your end.

 

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12 hours ago, Warhead36 said:

How does anyone eat Taco Bell? Its absolute garbage.

 

I dunno... Some garbage might taste better if you throw some seasoning on it.

 

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15 hours ago, Warhead36 said:

How does anyone eat Taco Bell? Its absolute garbage.

Twisted Tradition. 

 

Back when i was in College, my BFF and I would work so much we didn't make time to eat a lot, so to do something simple and cheap and get away during class, we'd each get two Beefy 5 Layer Burrittos (mine, no sour cream, PLEASE no sour cream, thank you).  We couldn't just go to chili's, so when we could hear our stomachs growling for example, we'd take an extended break to do at least something about it so our teacher didn't sound like the one from Charlie Brown. 

 

Sometimes I do that just a memory land reminder once in a blue moon, I actually don't get anything else from Taco Bell.  He's a vegan now.

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30 minutes ago, Renegade7 said:

Back when i was in College, my BFF and I would...

 

Oh my.  I knew it, predictable like the NBA playoffs, certain teams are always on the bottom of the standings. 

 

 

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Just now, Kosher Ham said:

 

Oh my.  I knew it, predictable like the NBA playoffs, certain teams are always on the bottom of the standings. 

 

 

Open-minded in most cases, creature of habit in others (*Breaking News).

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3 minutes ago, Kosher Ham said:

Open what ? Hmm...

I'm happy for you man. 

I see what you're trying to do here, you need more mulch over those bear traps, brotha : )

 

I'm trying to get out of on-call for Linux conference June 8th-10th.  I'll let you know if I do.

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Posted (edited)

Kilauea eruption still going strong...

 

 

 

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Starting to feel as if Hawaii might not be a vacation in the near future for us. 

I know I won't go for a few years, I don't care what island it is. 

 

Hell, I haven't been to New Orleans since right after Katrina. 

 

That sucks.Scary stuff. 

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I was on the Big Island in 2010. Took a helicopter tour of the island and it was spewing lava into the ocean back then, albeit not at this rate. We even took a foot tour of the park where the volcano is. 

9 minutes ago, Kosher Ham said:

Starting to feel as if Hawaii might not be a vacation in the near future for us. 

I know I won't go for a few years, I don't care what island it is. 

 

Hell, I haven't been to New Orleans since right after Katrina. 

 

That sucks.Scary stuff. 

 

Other islands are dormant.

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