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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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5 hours ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

That's a great trailer. Almost like a Rocky 3/4 hybrid. I had heard rumors that he was going to be fighting Drago's son which seemed like it could be really cool or really bad. Then that final reveal in the trailer is perfect. Still, if the guy is not a complete Russian asshole tool it kinda ruins it. He can't just be a boxer that happens to be the son of Drago yet we all know why it's personal to Creed. 

 

I think the first Creed is fairly overrated but I'm in for this one. 

 

Oh man, I don't think that first movie was overrated at all. The plot was acceptable, but I thought the acting was incredible. I'm a huge MBJ fan though...ever since he played Vince on Friday Night Lights. This definitely looks great and I'm with you...I hope Drago, Jr. is an asshole/badass. 

 

BTW, I love this next generation of 80s movies that I'm devouring lately...between Creed, Kobra Kai, and the Star Wars sequels I get to re-live a fun time in my life. That's not even counting some shows that callback to that time period without being actual re-makes or sequels (Stranger Things, for example). 

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2 hours ago, The Evil Genius said:

Time to get Edward Furlong some more methodone.


Not sure I've ever seen somebody fall off harder.  Drugs are bad.  :( 

 

2 hours ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

Interesting. Who is playing John? 


Cast info is still fuzzy....but Diego Boneta is my guess?  Gabriel Luna is the terminator.  Mackenzie Davis' sexy ass is in it.  :)  And of course Arnold and Linda are back. 

This is the most excited I've been about a movie in a long time.  T2 is my favorite movie of all-time, and seeing it in theaters with my dad is one of the fondest memories of my childhood. 

I was bummed to see Cameron is only the executive producer and not directing it...though I would imagine he's busy with Avatar 2 & 3.  Tim Miller did Deadpool 1, which was great.  But his credits as a director fall off a cliff after that.  If they get this wrong, if they **** up the sequel to T2 that we've all been dreaming about for over 25 years, I'm going to die of a broken heart. 

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9 minutes ago, Chew said:


Cast info is still fuzzy....but Diego Boneta is my guess?  Gabriel Luna is the terminator.  Mackenzie Davis' sexy ass is in it.  :)  And of course Arnold and Linda are back. 
 

Mackenzie Davis - interesting take. I've seen Black Mirror and a couple seasons of Halt and Catch Fire...I'm not sure I'm a fan. I mean, I think she's talented and all that but something about her makes her NOT sexy or attractive to me. 

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3 minutes ago, TD_washingtonredskins said:

Mackenzie Davis - interesting take. I've seen Black Mirror and a couple seasons of Halt and Catch Fire...I'm not sure I'm a fan. I mean, I think she's talented and all that but something about her makes her NOT sexy or attractive to me. 


I hear you.  Yeah I think she's a great actress, loved her in just about everything she's been in.  And you're right, she's not drop dead gorgeous...but I've always found her attractive.  She's got that "babysitter you had a crush on when you were 11" vibe to her. 

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4 minutes ago, Chew said:


I hear you.  Yeah I think she's a great actress, loved her in just about everything she's been in.  And you're right, she's not drop dead gorgeous...but I've always found her attractive.  She's got that "babysitter you had a crush on when you were 11" vibe to her. 

I could see that - her voice is odd to me...almost a little manly. 

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Chew - I already feel bad that you will be disappointed lol

 

Arnold is going to need a serious CGI brush-up for this and i'm not really a fan of a 60+ year old Sarah Connor either. All depends on the plot. I guess we will see what happens

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On 6/21/2018 at 3:45 PM, Chew said:


I hear you.  Yeah I think she's a great actress, loved her in just about everything she's been in.  And you're right, she's not drop dead gorgeous...but I've always found her attractive.  She's got that "babysitter you had a crush on when you were 11" vibe to her. 

 

I had to come back and admit I was wrong. I've gotten deeper into Halt and Catch Fire and she is absolutely growing on me from a looks standpoint. A+ take, @Chew

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If Terminator is going to continue on, it needs to do so without Arnold. I have not watched Genisys for the same reason. I put all my eggs in the Bale/Salvation basket, and for them to nuke it, and go back to this weird old ass Arnold fest is disappointing.

 

Giving people what they want (by theory) isn't always a good thing. The fact that the major American film industry seems to be doing nothing but that these is just sad

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Really looking forward to seeing Sorry to Bother You this weekend. Atlanta has turned me into a big fan of Lakeith Stanfield. 

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On 6/29/2018 at 1:51 PM, Mr. Sinister said:

If Terminator is going to continue on, it needs to do so without Arnold. I have not watched Genisys for the same reason. I put all my eggs in the Bale/Salvation basket, and for them to nuke it, and go back to this weird old ass Arnold fest is disappointing.

 

Giving people what they want (by theory) isn't always a good thing. The fact that the major American film industry seems to be doing nothing but that these is just sad

Maaan, I want to like Salvation so bad, but you are right, they screwed that up.  I'd like to see them try the future again, but agree, withOUT Arnold.  Enough all ready, hack another robot.

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On 6/21/2018 at 3:29 PM, Chew said:


Not sure I've ever seen somebody fall off harder.  Drugs are bad.  :( 

 


Cast info is still fuzzy....but Diego Boneta is my guess?  Gabriel Luna is the terminator.  Mackenzie Davis' sexy ass is in it.  :)  And of course Arnold and Linda are back. 

This is the most excited I've been about a movie in a long time.  T2 is my favorite movie of all-time, and seeing it in theaters with my dad is one of the fondest memories of my childhood. 

I was bummed to see Cameron is only the executive producer and not directing it...though I would imagine he's busy with Avatar 2 & 3.  Tim Miller did Deadpool 1, which was great.  But his credits as a director fall off a cliff after that.  If they get this wrong, if they **** up the sequel to T2 that we've all been dreaming about for over 25 years, I'm going to die of a broken heart. 

 

On 6/21/2018 at 3:45 PM, Chew said:


I hear you.  Yeah I think she's a great actress, loved her in just about everything she's been in.  And you're right, she's not drop dead gorgeous...but I've always found her attractive.  She's got that "babysitter you had a crush on when you were 11" vibe to her. 

 

Man...I wish I could get into this, but I just can't.  Totally hear you on T2 being one of the best movies ever, definitely one of my all time favorites.  Still looks awesome after all these years.  

 

But sequels that come out way after the original just never work.  I can't think of one off the top of my head that does, though I am sure some of you might be able to.  

 

Maybe they can get the band back together for one more night but I just don't see it, especially with an old ass Arnold.  I like that Cameron is involved.  Kinda curious to see old Sarah Connor.  

 

It's just a rule, sequels that come out way later just never work.  But I'm a hypocrite, I can't wait to see Top Gun 2.  I'll probably end up seeing this as well.  Curiosity kills the cat.

 

Co-sign on Mackenzie Davis.  She's fantastic, love her in Halt and Catch Fire.  That show is underrated.  

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8 hours ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

 

80's period piece with awesome synthesizer music, I AM THERE.

 

https://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/summer-of-84/


Hech yeah!  Give me 80s and synth!. I just listened to Synthwave on my drive in this morning like 10 mins ago and I'm friggin' pumped up.  Let's go!

 Looks like Stranger Things and 13 Reasons had a le baby.  Keep milking the 80s, Hollywood.  I love it. 
 

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I liked, didnt necessarily love, both Unbreakable and Split.  But the whole concept of what M. Night has done is cool.  And that looked pretty good.

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24 minutes ago, TryTheBeal! said:

YES

 

I loved the reboot in 2014 and I enjoyed Skull Island. This was looks much darker and it seems as if pretty much every "monster" is in it. I hope they don't over do it with constant fight scenes.  

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Wow, lots of monsters.  And I like the cast.  11 is going to be a megastar.  

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2 hours ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

I have to see Split now.  I thought Unbreakable was really underrated.  

 

I just watched Split because of Glass

 

didn't like it as much as I liked Unbreakable, 

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