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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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The Official "Marvel" Thread (Movies,Comics etc)

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13 minutes ago, Destino said:

Luis (from Ant-Man) will ultimately steal the gauntlet and become a god himself.  

and then literally make everyone talk in his voice.

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What if one if the current big name hero's is actually a skrull?  Would Marvel have the balls to pull that off in the movies? Like make Cap one all along or something...

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8 minutes ago, The Evil Genius said:

What if one if the current big name hero's is actually a skrull?  Would Marvel have the balls to pull that off in the movies? Like make Cap one all along or something... 

 

That would be lame retconning.  I know these are comic book movies, but Marvel Studios has set a much higher standard for story telling than the source material.  If you don't introduce the Skrulls until Captain Marvel, then you can't put them in the previous movies.

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Just now, stevemcqueen1 said:

 

That would be lame retconning.  I know these are comic book movies, but Marvel Studios has set a much higher standard for story telling than the source material.  If you don't introduce the Skrulls until Captain Marvel, then you can't put them in the previous movies.

 

Let's face it.... The bubble will burst at some point.

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5 hours ago, Dr. Do Itch Big said:

Captain marvel looks awful

I think it looks awesome.

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Poster looks cool. Notice the nod to Chewie in the corner? But is he just a cat or is he something else?

 

captain-marvel-poster-cat.jpg

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8 hours ago, Mr. Sinister said:

Let's face it.... The bubble will burst at some point.

 

It already has with the tripe that Netflix and ABC have been making.  But with the exception of the arc of the Iron Man franchise, the Marvel Studios films have been getting stronger and more assured.  They have so much production talent.  That's been their real genius.  They cast their movies perfectly and they pluck super talented writers and directors from all over the place who end up being perfect for their projects.  Feige and the other heads at Marvel Studios have an authentic eye for talent and they've got hitmaking down to a formula now.  Their universe is so well developed that it can sustain itself for a long time because there are 50+ years of great characters and broad story arcs from which to develop projects such that they can continuously bring in new characters to keep things fresh.  And their audience is now so massive and sympathetic that they have carte blanche as story tellers--the fanboys don't kill them for going away from the source material.

 

We have never seen this kind of massively ambitious and successful interlinked multi-franchise filmmaking before.  Not even Star Wars or Star Trek comes close to the scope of what Marvel Studios is doing.  It's incredible.  And I don't see this getting crappy unless there is a change in leadership at the studio and they lose their production talent.

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2 hours ago, Zguy28 said:

I think it looks awesome.

 

Me too.  I'm excited about the screenplay.  Quite a bit of talent in those writer's credits.  I am super impressed with the work and talent of Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch in particular, and I hope they were heavily involved in writing the final script.  I like how they're tying in the characters from the original GoTG movie by involving the original writer for that screenplay because she obviously has a great vision for the setting.  And I like that it was a female writer's room.  The film will have a woman's perspective and voice, as it should.

 

I'm also very excited about the direction.  Boden and Fleck's background is eclectic and intriguing and their track record is very impressive.  I honestly think this could end up being the best film the studio has made so far.

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Not a fan of the Netflix shows eh, Steve?

 

Interesting. I thought DD was well done.

 

Regarding the movie..I thought Captain Marvel was a dude in the comics. Isn't Carol Danvers Ms. Marvel and then she loses her powers to Rogue? Either way, that film looks fantastic.

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36 minutes ago, The Evil Genius said:

Not a fan of the Netflix shows eh, Steve?

 

Interesting. I thought DD was well done. 

 

They're low budget and low quality but I watched them all anyway.  The first season of Daredevil was outstanding but the show immediately fell off after Steven DeKnight left.  None of the subsequent seasons of any of their series have come close to that level of quality either.

 

Netflix poops out a lot of lowest common denominator junk content.  Its Marvel shows fit that pattern.

 

But the shows are at least watchable, unlike the crap ABC has made.  Agents of Shield became an off brand Buffy the Vampire Slayer that was dumb and unwatchable after the second season.  I never watched Agent Carter, and would be willing to, but it looks like the show already ran its course.  And Inhumans was of course irredeemable trash.

 

Its a good thing Marvel's cinematic universe isn't primarily in their hands.  They're no better at producing the characters, storie, and franchises than Fox and Sony.  Marvel Studios is the artistic mint.

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48 minutes ago, The Evil Genius said:

Not a fan of the Netflix shows eh, Steve?

 

Interesting. I thought DD was well done.

 

Regarding the movie..I thought Captain Marvel was a dude in the comics. Isn't Carol Danvers Ms. Marvel and then she loses her powers to Rogue? Either way, that film looks fantastic.

 

I actually enjoy all of them (except Punisher, which I haven't seen).

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The Captain Marvel trailer was intriguing, but I can't say it made me excited to see it.  I'm not any less interested, I'm just not more interested either. 

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48 minutes ago, The Evil Genius said:

Regarding the movie..I thought Captain Marvel was a dude in the comics. Isn't Carol Danvers Ms. Marvel and then she loses her powers to Rogue? Either way, that film looks fantastic. 

 

Marvel treats most of their characters as archetypal superhero personas.  Captain America is a mantle that Steve Rogers initially wears, but then Roscoe Simons and Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes and Shannon Carter inherit depending on the story line.  Spider-Man is Peter Parker mainly, but also Miles Moralez and Gwen Stacy.  Punisher is Frank Castle, but also Rachel Alves.  Thor is everyone from the initial incarnation of Don Blake to Beta Ray Bill to Jane Foster to a frog.  So it is with Captain Marvel, who starts out as a Kree named Mar-Vell, but then goes to Monica Rambeau and eventually to Carol Danvers.

 

They deal with the changing mantle head on in Ant Man, as their story actually begins with the second incarnation of the hero in Scott Lang.

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11 hours ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

 

That would be lame retconning.  I know these are comic book movies, but Marvel Studios has set a much higher standard for story telling than the source material.  If you don't introduce the Skrulls until Captain Marvel, then you can't put them in the previous movies.

 

Yeah that would be too Austin Powers 2 when they made it so Vanessa was one of Dr Evil's fembots all along.  

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17 hours ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

 

That would be lame retconning.  I know these are comic book movies, but Marvel Studios has set a much higher standard for story telling than the source material.  If you don't introduce the Skrulls until Captain Marvel, then you can't put them in the previous movies.

It has to happen though.  An essential component of telling an infiltration story line is that someone has to have been an imposter long before anyone became aware of it.  It wouldn't surprise me if Marvel already put clues into moves we've seen, but in a way that isn't recognizable until after they reveal some information that makes those scenes significant. 

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On 9/19/2018 at 10:17 AM, The Evil Genius said:

Not a fan of the Netflix shows eh, Steve?

 

Interesting. I thought DD was well done.

 

Regarding the movie..I thought Captain Marvel was a dude in the comics. Isn't Carol Danvers Ms. Marvel and then she loses her powers to Rogue? Either way, that film looks fantastic.

 

Carol Danvers was Ms Marvel for a very long time, didn't start calling herself Captain Marvel until less than a decade ago. And the original Captain Marvel was a dude, kind of a Superman wannabe like many Marvel characters were versions of more popular DC characters back then. I believe Carol was a love interest of his before inheriting his powers. She has a very interesting and sometimes bizarre history.

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Also, I agree with @stevemcqueen1 on the Netflix shows being of less quality although I did find most of them enjoyable. Inhumans was complete garbage and the worst superhero show ever created. But I disagree completely about Agents of Shield. That show is the best comic TV show on television right now.

 

It does bear similarities to Buffy in dialogue and it's cast of characters, but hey, Buffy isn't considered one of the best shows ever for nothing. Agents has been way more enjoyable than the cookie cutter, by the numbers, filler episodes to prop up the movies kind of show it was in the first season. 

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Yeah, until about a year ago, the only "Captain Marvel" I knew of was Shazam.

 

I was confused af when this stuff started coming out.

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