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      VICTORY!!!
       
      Redskins 20 - 15 Cardinals
       
      Sorry folks, just made it. Plus, all of our photogs are injured.
       
      It must be the end of a bad season with no hope of playoffs.
       
      But I am here, JimmiJo, to bring you all the action.
       
      Here are my thoughts in a nutshell, bottom-line sort of way: win today or coaches could become at risk. 
       
      This is where you see who is who and who will be here next year.
       
      Follow along on Twitter @Skinscast.
       
      Inactives 
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 19 WR Robert Davis
      o   No. 35 S Montae Nicholson
      o   No. 53 LB Zach Brown
      o   No. 67 G Kyle Kalis
      o   No. 71 T Trent Williams
      o   No. 73 C Demetrius Rhaney
      o   No. 97 DL Terrell McClain
       
      Half
       
      Prototypical game for Washington. Jump out to early start, then the offense starts to fade. The bad news with this is Arizona has stuck with the run game and it is starting to pay dividends for them. 
       
      Thanks to a fumble by Vernon Davis and a good defensive stand by the Redskins; the Cardinals were able to muster a field goal to pull within 5.

      Head coach Jay was visibly upset on that last drive and one wonders if he is not going to be lighting this team up in the locker room.
       
      The Redskins get the ball to start the half. 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      JimmiJo
       
      Make no mistake. A win is a win is a win.
       
      But let’s not kid ourselves; any competent quarterback for Arizona and this was likely a loss. Heck, if the tight end holds the ball at the 1-yard line at the end it is likely a loss.
       
      The Washington Redskins got one they had to have. It meant nothing in the overall; there are no postseason aspirations, and this game likely had no spoiler-implications.
       
      But for the Redskins it was about pride and identity. It was also about people’s jobs.
       
      If a football team cannot get up for a much-needed win against a bad team in front of their home crowd; the problems are about more than injuries and dumb-luck. Such a loss would have been an indictment of the coaching staff. Specifically the head coach.
       
      Attitude is a reflection of leadership, as the saying goes. And lately this team has not been showing up.
       
      That’s on the man in charge.
       
      A loss today and ownership could be starting to consider a change at skipper. At a minimum he is wondering who else is out there.
       
      The good news is the team responded and found a way to win. They had help.
       
      Blaine Gabbert finished the day 16-of-41 for 181 for quarterback rating of 52.9. Worse were those moments when he decided to have poor accuracy. His red zone effectiveness was atrocious.
       
      Then there were the dropped balls from the receivers. If the Cardinals tight end catches the ball at the 1-yard line we are having a different conversation.
       
      The Redskins on the other hand didn’t fare much better. They posted just 218 total net yards of offense, and a paltry 31-yards rushing.
       
      The offense benefitted from an opening drive sack-fumble by their defense. Two plays later, Kirk connected with Jamison Crowder for the easy touchdown.
       
      Two drives later the Redskins would again draw blood when Cousins hooked up with Kapri Bibbs fir a 36-yard touchdown.
      But after this the offense went flat. They managed only 15-total plays in the first half. And early in the 2nd half had only amassed 5-yards rushing.
       
      The turnover the start the second half deflated the team and stadium.  Washington would manage to add another two field goals, and it turned out to be  just enough to get the win.
       
      Cousins was by far the best player on offense finishing 18/26 for 196-yards, 2-touchdowns and a QB-rating of 149.07.
      Crowder led all receivers with 5-catches for 55-yards and a TD. Next came Bibbs, with 4-receptions for 47-yards and a touchdown.
       
      Defensively, Washington brought pressure that made a difference at times. Preston Smith had a banner-day; finishing the game with a sack, fumble recovery, and interception. Anthony Lanier had two batted balls and a forced fumble. Kendall Fuller led all tacklers with 6-solo and 2-assists.
       
      The Redskins did just enough to get a win at home. It means they can still to avoid a losing season which would paint a much different picture on the season.
       
      From here on out it’s about who wants to be here next year. Washington has one more home game against the Denver Broncos, who feature a touch defensive group. They will then travel to New York for the final game of the year.
       
      It’s all about character now.
       
       

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"Cosmos" tv show with Neil deGrasse Tyson 2014

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Love Tyson. Don't quite understand the trailer though. Is this supposed to a sci-fi fiction?

Tyson is the man so I hope that he isn't selling out.

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Love Tyson. Don't quite understand the trailer though. Is this supposed to a sci-fi fiction?

Tyson is the man so I hope that he isn't selling out.

Yea, the preview is confusing.

Don't worry though. It is not sci-fi, it is a science show based on the very popular PBS mini-series Cosmos from the 80s. It is a joint FOX and National Geographic production.

It should be good.

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It was a great show.  Sagan was the man.  

 

My favorite part was the Vangelis sound track.  Still listen to parts of it in my car along with many other Vangelis classics.

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The original series was done by Carl Sagan. :)

And I was guaranteed sleep every Friday afternoon as a freshman in HS...World History class. :P  

Won't happen with Tyson, I actually understand some of what he's explaining, lol.

 

*Has anyone ever seen him bash Jon Stewart because the globe over his head on TDS spins in the wrong direction?*

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Looks like a good show.

I saw him tell Stewart their globe spins backwards, and the next time they had him on they put together a real cheesy opening with a video of some guy spinning a globe the right way.

~Bang

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*Has anyone ever seen him bash Jon Stewart because the globe over his head on TDS spins in the wrong direction?*

 

 

I saw him tell Stewart their globe spins backwards, and the next time they had him on they put together a real cheesy opening with a video of some guy spinning a globe the right way.

~Bang

 

Haha, yeah, it was good stuff. The first time he told Stewart it was like someone had kicked his puppy.

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Tyson is my favorite Science guy. Love his work. He has given the best argument for global warming I have heard

 

He was on a talk sow and they asked him about it and he said forget what I have to say or anyone else has to say. Look and see what nature is telling us. Then he went on to list weather, temps, animal and insect behavior over past 50 years and asked what is that telling us. It was real interesting on how animal and insect behavior has changed

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Love Tyson. Don't quite understand the trailer though. Is this supposed to a sci-fi fiction?

Tyson is the man so I hope that he isn't selling out.

Yea, the preview is confusing.

Don't worry though. It is not sci-fi, it is a science show based on the very popular PBS mini-series Cosmos from the 80s. It is a joint FOX and National Geographic production.

It should be good.

Ok good. I'm in!

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I'm a big fan of Neil deGrasse Tyson.  Anybody listen to his StarTalkRadio?  He has brings in guests to interview each week to discuss the science of everything.  He'll talk about Asteroids, Zombies, Video Games, etc..  So, for example, when he discussed Zombies, he brought in Max Brooks, author of World War Z. http://www.startalkradio.net/

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One of my favorite Rogan podcasts is with him as the guest. Rogan loves him a conspiracy theory though, and debated for a good 15 minutes about the Moon landings. I skip that part now :ols:, still a great episode.

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Have the DVD collection of Sagan's Cosmos series. Definitely watching this.

 

Sagan and deGrasse Tyson are two of my favorite beings to visit Earth.

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I saw a Far Side comic with Carl Sagan as a child looking up at the stars saying, "Wow, there must be thousands of them!"

 

8?)

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This one was a lot of fun.

 

http://voiceofrussia.com/us/2014_03_25/Creationists-Find-No-Home-in-Cosmos-1120/

 

Creationists Find No Home in “Cosmos”
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By Andrew Hiller

WASHINGTON (VR) – In the beginning, there was conflict about whether atoms or arguments set the universe in motion. One key component of the human debate has frequently played out between ethos and logos, faith and proof, science and religion.

0Even in the 21st Century, this debate often rears its head. In Kentucky, at the Creationism Museum, there is a serious attempt to reconcile history including dinosaurs with religious teachings. Now, a new page is being turned because of the re-launch of the Carl Sagan show “Cosmos,” now featuring Neil de Grasse Tyson.

0Some in the religious spectrum are denouncing his show not because of its heresy, but because he hasn't been "fair." He hasn't given equal time to religious theories, specifically creationist theories, on his program.

0USC Professor of Law Jody Armour

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Reminds me of the way my Sunday school teachers always gave equal time to an evolutionary biologist.

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I'm a Sagan fan, I read almost all his books growing up and watched the original Cosmos. I'm really enjoying the show.

Those trying to watch episodes they missed can find them on hulu (I heard ).

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I know right. I thought Armour gave a pretty good smack down on the movement and defense of the scientific method versus religion and the idea of place and time.  I just wish my show, the Prism, had that kind of budget/support.... sigh

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