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

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On 10/6/2018 at 9:27 AM, StillUnknown said:

 

I sincerely hope they let Kristaps take as much time as necessary to recover. Torn ACL's are not the death sentence they used to be, but its kind of unknown territory when it happens to an athletic 7'3 human

 

No way he'll be the same imo, but it doesn't have to be the end.

 

I'm just along for the ride on As the Butler turns, eating my popcorn....

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18 hours ago, StillUnknown said:
 

If they dont trade him, Minnesota is a top 5 league pass team

 

He gonna swing on them boys before long

 

I would be concerned that KAT kinda let Butler punk him, and loudly.  At least the reports were Wiggins got a fire lit under him.  

 

If KAT is gonna be the man, he needs to have some take charge, not on my watch, attitude.  I kinda dont see that.  There's gonna need to be somebody else on that team to fill that role. 

 

I mean, if I'm cutting him some slack, he's only 22.  Maybe that's a lot to ask that he assert himself. If he's 27/28 and still letting big personalities dominate what should be his locker room, then it'll be a real problem. 

 

But the bit about Butler guarding him in the post and KAT couldnt handle him and passed it back out was problematic.  That's what a soft player would do.  He cant be that.

12 hours ago, Renegade7 said:

Rather have him then Otto.

 

I mean, one guy's an all-star, all-NBA kinda talent and the other is Otto.  And Butler is $10mil cheaper.  I think everybody would rather have him than Otto.  lol

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36 minutes ago, justice98 said:

 

I mean, one guy's an all-star, all-NBA kinda talent and the other is Otto.  And Butler is $10mil cheaper.  I think everybody would rather have him than Otto.  lol

 

depends on the situation. If i'm a contender this season or next give me Butler, otherwise I'd take Otto. I don't like Butler longer term because of the mileage on him. Butler is the clearly better player, but Otto would be the better long term play

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Butler is also a crappy teammate and he can't shoot.  But he's a beast of a scorer.  And a bulldog on defense.  I'd take him over Otto and try and figure out how to make the spacing work later.

 

That'd be a pretty explosive locker room though.  No chance he and John Wall wouldn't get in a fight in training camp.

* forgot about the contract situations.  I wouldn't take Butler over Otto without him agreeing to an extension first.

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I said last season the Lakers were better than they seemed but not really that good. This year they will be a top three team in the west. Ingram is going to show out. 

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I have no time for this Jimmy Butler was mean stuff.  According to reports he played with the reserves and took it to the team’s stars and talked mad trash the whole way.  KAT and Wiggins should be embarrassed that something like this is being reported as being a problem for them.  If they can’t stop Butler between the two of them, the real problem isn’t that Butler was mean.  It’s that their sorry asses couldn’t stop him.

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6 hours ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

Butler is also a crappy teammate and he can't shoot.  But he's a beast of a scorer.  And a bulldog on defense.  I'd take him over Otto and try and figure out how to make the spacing work later.

 

That'd be a pretty explosive locker room though.  No chance he and John Wall wouldn't get in a fight in training camp.

* forgot about the contract situations.  I wouldn't take Butler over Otto without him agreeing to an extension first.

I think Wall would benefit from a credible all star that can bark back at him in those players only meeting and film room sessions.  He may not like it but it probably ends up getting better because of it.  As long as Butler didn’t needle Big Panda, things would be fine.  I’m convinced that Beal is the crazy one, not Wall.  Just look at how much smiling Wall does at Beal, versus everyone else.  Yeah, Beals the scary one for sure.  

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Actually watching this whole situation play out... Butler is a ****ing horrible teammate.  I'm not really sure who would want to play with this guy.

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1 hour ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

Actually watching this whole situation play out... Butler is a ****ing horrible teammate.  I'm not really sure who would want to play with this guy.

 

Butler just cut different

 

I think he is genuinely offended by seeing two individuals with so much natural talent not putting in the work he has to be great. He needs to be on a team with people who care as much as he does for it work. He's not built to play the teacher role.

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31 minutes ago, StillUnknown said:

 

Butler just cut different

 

I think he is genuinely offended by seeing two individuals with so much natural talent not putting in the work he has to be great. He needs to be on a team with people who care as much as he does for it work. He's not built to play the teacher role.

Sounds like a good fit for the Pacers.  Too bad he didn’t list them as a place he wanted to go.

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1 hour ago, StillUnknown said:

 

Butler just cut different

 

I think he is genuinely offended by seeing two individuals with so much natural talent not putting in the work he has to be great. He needs to be on a team with people who care as much as he does for it work. He's not built to play the teacher role.

 

Well ****...

 

 

He'd kill Whiteside off some Mack from Predator/hidden blade ****

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2 hours ago, StillUnknown said:

 

Butler just cut different

 

I think he is genuinely offended by seeing two individuals with so much natural talent not putting in the work he has to be great. He needs to be on a team with people who care as much as he does for it work. He's not built to play the teacher role. 

 

I don't know man.  I think we've been making excuses for a guy who is a selfish prick and a prima donna.  The media definitely has been.  If this guy were on the Wizards and we saw him act this way we would be killing him.

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I want to see him on the Wizards so they can still not win 50 games and also because Butler and Wall will have a fight by the all star break. 

 

It might end up helping team chemistry since it could cause other players to actually like Wall and side with him over Butler 

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1 hour ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

 

I don't know man.  I think we've been making excuses for a guy who is a selfish prick and a prima donna.  The media definitely has been.  If this guy were on the Wizards and we saw him act this way we would be killing him.

 

I'm not sure I agree. While I don't necessarily agree with how he's going about it, I think Butler's objective has merit. I imagine that players have sense of those who are just happy to be in the league and those who are serious about their craft. I think he sees KAT and Wiggins and he senses they not the type to go all out. If I were a Minnesota fan, regardless of how the Butler situation plays out, I'd be worried because the two guys handed max deals are getting emasculated and not doing a damn thing about it.  Their talent is not in question, at least KAT's, but they showing you what is, or in this case is not, on the inside.

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Klay Thompson says the Warriors want to win one more championship for the city of Oakland before they move to the distant shores of San Francisco because the fans in Oakland "might not get to see them much any more."

 

They are bored and struggling to come up with motivation to get through the season.  The NBA is a video game and the lack of competition is even boring for the players themselves.

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On 10/11/2018 at 10:45 PM, Momma There Goes That Man said:

I want to see him on the Wizards so they can still not win 50 games and also because Butler and Wall will have a fight by the all star break. 

 

It might end up helping team chemistry since it could cause other players to actually like Wall and side with him over Butler 

Last person he'd fight would be Wall, more like the two of them causing Dwight a mental breakdown in a player only meeting.  Wall also isn't the teacher type and calls players out for not wanting to be great. Peas in a pod actually.

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