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      Cowboys versus Redskins - now that just sounds correct.
       
      Hello friends, JimmiJo here along with THE Spaceman Spiff. Space is already on the sidelines, yucking it up with the important people. Me? I'm thinking how grateful I am for the 3-car accident on the beltway...
       
      If you cannot get up for this game, there isn't enough viagra made on earth for you. After all; the Redskins are hosting their eternal rival, the Cowboys. Winner will be sitting on top of the division, with a truckload of bragging rights.
       
      What's not to like?
       
      Well, for starters, everybody and their mom is inactive. Chris Thompson Jamison Crowder, Paul Richardson, Quinton Dunbar; all inactive. What a time to have have your top two receivers out. The chatter here in the press box is Washington should do what they can to bring in receivers - to include making a trade with the Raiders for Amari Cooper.
       
      Then there's the question of which Redskins show up? They could come out and light Dallas up. Or, post an anemic effort to suffer another embarrassing lost. Neither would surprise me.
       
      One this is for sure, the distribution in fans is something like 55-45 Redskins. Already an embarrassment. Until you consider this team has done much to earn the lack of support.
       
      Still, you have offer the finger in the middle to those fans who sold their tickets to Dallas fans. What were you thinking?
       
      Back shortly...
       
      Inactives
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 10 WR Paul Richardson Jr.
      o   No. 23 CB Quinton Dunbar
      o   No. 25 RB Chris Thompson
      o   No. 30 S Troy Apke
      o   No. 55 C Casey Dunn
      o   No. 74 T Geron Christian Sr.
      o   No. 80 WR Jamison Crowder
       
      The team held a touching tribute to my friend Rich Tandler, who passed this week.
       
      Follow along in-game on Twitter @Skinscast
       
      Half
       
      Did you hear the one about the team that got chance after chance but couldn't score more than a touchdown?
      That's right; they are tied at 7 at the half and completely anemic in the second half.
       
      "Against the run of play" is a term you hear in soccer all the time. It is applicable here. It means the better team is either tied or trailing.
       
      Whoever said football was fair?
       
      Washington needs to find a way to get hot in the second half. The Dallas Cowboys are infinitely beatable today.
       
      JimmiJo
       
      How do you like them apples?
      The Washington Redskins sent them home happy today. Along the way my ulcer started bleeding, I threw up twice, and peed the chair I was sitting in.
      Up by 10 at the two-minute warning, I did not expect to be hoping for a missed field goal to avoid overtime. But there I was, crossing fingers and toes and noticibly relieved when the ball bounced off the upright to seal the win.
      A lot of things had to go right for the Dallas Cowboys to even have a shot at the end. A lot more things went right for Washington.
      The Redskins held Ezekiel Elliot to just 33-yards rushing. They forced two fumbles by Dak Prescott, one of which went for a Redskins' touchdown, and sacked him a total of four times. 
      Ryan Kerrigan had his best day of the season, sacking Prescott twice, one of which caused the fumble for the score. Preston Smith scored the touchdown off of the fumble. Jonathan Allen and and Ryan Anderson each logged a sack. DJ Swearinger hit Prescott square on the ball to cause the other fumble by Prescott.
      And then there was the offense.
      Adrian Peterson defies time and physics in what he can still do on the football field. His ability to change directions instantly, the speed he still posesses, and his ability to play through multiple injuries is astonishing. He ran for 99-yards on 24-carries with a 4.1 yard per carry average. 
      Kapri Bibbs, the other back; added just 13-yards rushing. But as a receiver he caught 4 passes for 43-yards and the first touchdown of the game.
      Josh Doctson reeled in 3-receptions for 43-yards. Jordan Reed added 43-yards on his two catches. Maurice Harris logged 2 for 22-yards.
      Alex Smith had a adequate outting. He went 14/25 for 178 yards and a touchdown for a quarterback rating of 98.1. He was sacked once.
      His obvious miss of Jeremy Sprinkle running free in the end zone is almost cause for termination. Connect on that throw and the game is much more comfortable at the end. 
      The real stars of this show were the fat guys in the trenches. The offensive line that opened highway lane-wide holes for Peterson to run through, and the defensive line that wreaked such havok all game. 
       
      But we have to thank Dallas as well for things like an illegal snap to back the field goal unit up at the end. The holding call that negated the big gain one play before the sack/fumble/score was huge. They seemed to find ways to beat themselves.
       
      Despite the above, Dallas was right there until last miss that struck the goalpost. The win was entirely too close for comfort.
       
      But now that's it's over, I sure am enjoying the win.
       
      The Redskins sit alone at the top of the division after 6-weeks. They travel to New York next week where they can continue to help themselves with a win.
       
      But just because New York currently resides in the toilet does not mean they intend to roll-over and play dead. Washington will have their hands full if they don't get more production out of the offense.
       
      That's next week though. For now, I am intent on  enjoying an excellent victory. Against the Dallas Cowboys.
       
      What's not to like?
       
      Talk soon!
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22 minutes ago, Renegade7 said:

 

Ya'll disappointed on this, I'm pissed off about how quick FTWD went into apocalypse mode.  I was faithful, but done after season 1.

I was really hoping FTWD would spend more time on the build up to full blown apocalypse.  I still watch it but not closely.  I save it until there is a rainy day and I don't have **** else to do.  Big let down to me.

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I've enjoyed Fear more than the original lately.

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I got 4 episodes into fear and the outbreak had happened and people were running for their lives. that was it for me. Completely lost what I thought it was going to be 

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1 hour ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

I got 4 epsidoe into fear and the outbreak had happened and people were running for their lives. that was it for me. Completely lost what I thought it was going to be 

 

Yeah, I thought it would be similar to Contagion. Once I saw where it was headed, it wasn't the same. Initially I was interested when Morgan joined the cast, in going back an watching subsequent seasons, but it's just probably not worth it

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15 hours ago, TheGreatBuzz said:

I was really hoping FTWD would spend more time on the build up to full blown apocalypse.  I still watch it but not closely.  I save it until there is a rainy day and I don't have **** else to do.  Big let down to me.

 

The only thing I didn't/don't like about FTWD, was the fact there was not at least say half of the first season dedicated to showing the origin of the virus and how it infected the entire world population.  Where did it develop and come from (government experiments to weaponize a virus, experiment gone bad? or another virus/disease mutated and they were looking for a cure?).  How was it released, how did it spread to the entire world population.  

 

That could have been the first 4 episodes in season one, with the final 4 shifting to Travis, Madison, Alicia, Nick, etc.  Episode 4 was when they started noticing differences with the national guard and military (**** was going down), would have been a perfect season finale episode.  And we would get to know the true origin.

 

Overall though, me and the wife love FTWD.  It went through a dry spell in the middle, but picked up nicely, imo.  While it's basically the same format as TWD, I feel like they did a good job of keeping it interesting.  Like the farm and war between the ranchers family and the native american tribe.  It was a different approach because it was decades and decades of bad blood between them, and insight showing what might happen when there is no longer any rules being enforced and basically the world is the wild west.  

 

Fear did move pretty fast, but I like where they are now.  Adding Morgan was brilliant, even though it caused a time warp to present day to align with TWD.  As far as TWD, I'm not sure how Daryl will do when he is the leading role and carrying the show.  What we know is Maggie will be part time and only in 6 of 8 episodes during the first half of season 9, with her contract on her new show allowing her to shoot TWD during the hiatus, but it's individually contracted between her and TWD, which will limit the second half of season 9 (and future seasons - if renewed).  Rick is only going to be in 6 episodes too since he is departing for another show.  

 

My guess is Rick dies......possibly in conflict with Maggie and Daryl?  Maybe Maggie kills him for getting in her way trying to get to Negan?  Then she has to flee/leave and go into hiding, which would allow for her to come back in episodes later on in the series.  Then, Daryl is left to be the leader.  They probably wanted this all along, since Daryl is the only main character not in the comic books.  I'm in it until the ship sinks, invested way too much time to turn back now.

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55 minutes ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

 

My man Taze in here like "we haven't sunk yet!"

 

Gonna be like this when season 20 is about to end

 

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Then finally like 

 

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I’m intrigued by the opening so far. I love that they are going into DC finally and looking to set up shop. 

 

Also I see that Zach mcGowan has joined the cast which is an exciting addition. He’s excellent playing Roan in The 100

 

Short hair Rick is so far my least favorite Rick

 

Daryl speaks? WTH show is this. 

 

Somebody is going to walk on the glass floor and fall thru into the pit of walkers. Because of course they are, it’s the dumbest thing one of the characters could do in this building so naturally that’s what will happen. 

 

Also, I’m referring to Gabriel as Kung Lao from now on 

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I'm done.

I was in the category of gotta watch just to find out but the show has become unwatchable for me.

I watched until that idiotic glass floor scene then just fast forwarded hoping to see something that showed a glimmer of hope but all I saw were dark talking scenes that are drawn out way too far and too often on this show and bore me to tears.

I dont care anymore how they wrap this up, it's become nascar to me I've lost any waning interest that was left.

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46 minutes ago, redskinss said:

I'm done.

I was in the category of gotta watch just to find out but the show has become unwatchable for me.

I watched until that idiotic glass floor scene then just fast forwarded hoping to see something that showed a glimmer of hope but all I saw were dark talking scenes that are drawn out way too far and too often on this show and bore me to tears.

I dont care anymore how they wrap this up, it's become nascar to me I've lost any waning interest that was left.

 

 

I felt the same way while watching last night. All those slow, darkly-lit conversations had me dozing off.  I'm hoping the writers were just trying to establish the tone of "safety" and "comfort" before sending the characters back into a new threat. I'm gonna stick with it because I've put too much into it but I definitely agree about the season premiere. YAWN.

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I am sticking around because I think the next villain(s) could be a fun arc, but I am really not interested in the melodrama aspects of communities being mad at each other. 

 

I also actually think Rick exiting the show could be a good thing overall to see what happens in the leadership vacuum.  Interesting to see what will happen with prisoner Negan, since Rick exiting at this time in the story (and not by death probably) is a huge departure from where the comic book went with this. 

 

Part of the reason I think FTWD got a lot better is because it is structured very different than the TWD, or sort of how TWD used to be.  You have the core group but right now they are more or less nomads, not setting up shop in once place. They encounter what comes their way and move on.  It feels more like a survival show.

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13 minutes ago, NoCalMike said:

I am sticking around because I think the next villain(s) could be a fun arc, but I am really not interested in the melodrama aspects of communities being mad at each other. 

 

I also actually think Rick exiting the show could be a good thing overall to see what happens in the leadership vacuum.  Interesting to see what will happen with prisoner Negan, since Rick exiting at this time in the story (and not by death probably) is a huge departure from where the comic book went with this. 

 

Rick and Maggie both need to be killed off.  It's the only way to do justice to the show, imo.  

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I thought it was a pretty dull premier. Chris Hardwick and the Talking Dead guests trying to be all pumped up chanting "Season 9!" near the end of the show was kind of surreal. I felt a little sad for them.

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I’m just in it until my man Rick Grimes dies or rides off into the sunset. I’ve been here since day 1 because that guy in the pilot sucked me in and I became intrigued with his story. He’s the only thing that has kept me holding on 

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20 hours ago, redskinss said:

I'm done.

I was in the category of gotta watch just to find out but the show has become unwatchable for me.

I watched until that idiotic glass floor scene then just fast forwarded hoping to see something that showed a glimmer of hope but all I saw were dark talking scenes that are drawn out way too far and too often on this show and bore me to tears.

I dont care anymore how they wrap this up, it's become nascar to me I've lost any waning interest that was left.


Yeah, man.  It was terrible.  The scene that got me is when that walker in the Natural History Museum had a bunch of CGI spiders come out of its face, and then the big tarantula  spider at the end.  What the ****, dude.  I just shook my head in disgust.  How did a show that started off SO strong end up where we're at? 
 

20 hours ago, ShredSkins said:

McGowan was awesome in Black Sails. 


Yes he was.  There's no doubt he will play a big role this season, I assume he'll lead the posse of Sanctuary bammas who revolt and attempt to rescue Negan. 

Is this the final season of the show?  I want it to be over, make the hurting stop.  I'm fine with everyone dying at the end, kill 'em all. 

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At least they addressed the fuel issue finally with the making of ethanol...I guess. I made it to where Gregory was speaking to the parents of the no name guy that tried to rescue the horse.

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16 minutes ago, Yohan said:

At least they addressed the fuel issue finally with the making of ethanol...I guess. I made it to where Gregory was speaking to the parents of the no name guy that tried to rescue the horse.

 

With that specific storyline, it's definitely worth finishing the episode

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6 hours ago, Yohan said:

At least they addressed the fuel issue finally with the making of ethanol...I guess. I made it to where Gregory was speaking to the parents of the no name guy that tried to rescue the horse.

 

I said who is this new guy talking...oh he's a redshirt and wow he's already dead. 

 

Also, LMAO at anyone in this group being smart enough to manufacture a gas. 

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Yeah, I'm with y'all.  I've watched it for so long, that I am still watching, despite being underwhelmed.

 

I am curious to see if they will close the loop on the helicopter.

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I thought it was ok. Actually like the way its going. Try to rebuild but still have normal human behavior, and of course Zombies.

I do wonder a few things - 

Like those that live on hilltop. They do most of the farming. Dont they ever think "You know -there are some nice houses in Alexandria. Why dont we move there?"

also - They figured out gas but not solar power?

 

I hated Fear but this season really enjoyed it.  I think its that the characters stopped being so freaking serious all the time. Not every conversation was slow and drawn out and so serious. I get its dark times, but man, people are still human and have actual personalities! in Fear, the beer guy, the girl trucker, guy in the wheelchair.  They have real conversations, say stupid things -joke.  

In WD, every single conversation is deprived of any real emotion other then "MAN. LIFE IS HARD".

 

 

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1 hour ago, TMK9973 said:

They figured out gas but not solar power?

 

Looked like they had solar panels and windmills in the opening montage stuff 

 

2 hours ago, Enforcer_FFX said:

Yeah, I'm with y'all.  I've watched it for so long, that I am still watching, despite being underwhelmed.

 

I am curious to see if they will close the loop on the helicopter.

 

I can’t even remember, did Morgan leave at the end of last season or is he still technically in Rick’s group 

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I feel about TWD pretty much how I feel about the redskins.  Pretty much done with them, sometimes i watch for a couple minutes to see if its interesting again, then I check back out.

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