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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 Non-Winter Weather Thread

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Bigtime sustained rain for the region today (tues 4/14). Should dip in to the 50s around town. Looks like a couple of nice days around 70 after today though.

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I need that 6 weeks where I don't heat or cool the house, just leave windows open

 

Best time of the year. Nothing better than a nice breeze going through the house.

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Last week and this week here in CT has had to be the first time we've had actually good spring weather (60s). I love it :) after this brutal winter I was ready for warm days.

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Last week and this week here in CT has had to be the first time we've had actually good spring weather (60s). I love it :) after this brutal winter I was ready for warm days.

I don't know how you do it. In fact, I don't know how i do it living in Va. It's still too cold for me here.

California beckons...

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California beckons...

 

I don't have AC in my house. I also didn't have to run the heat at all during the winter. Windows open and sea breezes year round!

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I don't have AC in my house. I also didn't have to run the heat at all during the winter. Windows open and sea breezes year round!

 

 

Yep.  My gas and electric bill, combined... about 85 bucks a month.  

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Yep.  My gas and electric bill, combined... about 85 bucks a month.  

 

Sure sounds like CA!

 

My gas and electric runs about $45 a month. Somehow it was $8 this month...no joke :shrug:

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That subsidizes the $5K a month you spend on San Fran's many fine restaurants, I'm sure.

 

San Fran does have fine restaurants, right?

 

can blow $5k a month on figs... 

 

at 2nd tier dives that were cool last year....

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It's 60 degrees here, sunny.  Which is weird.

Going to be awesome all weekend, culminating in 70 degrees on Sunday.

 

Fish, here come the goon family!

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So much for the clouds forecasted, completely blue sky...gorgeous out. Not ruling out clouds later, but right now it's almost damn perfect. Tomorrow we could get some rain, but it otherwise looks good, and Saturday might reach 80 with what looks like clear skies.

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Would love to have even half the rain and yeah I'm saying it, snow that others have and are getting right now. Beautiful daytime temperatures mind you, but precipitation would be nice too.

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72 degrees, sun feels the hottest it's been this year, but decently sized clouds moving over the DMV at 1:30pm. Chance of pop up showers in to tonight.

Again, tomorrow, 80 degrees and partly sunny. Not expecting rain but we've been hit by a couple surprises this month. I'd say 5% chance of showers tomorrow, lol.

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It was nice out yesterday. It appears to be nice out today. It's nice to have the sun out like this instead of bitter cold in March. 

 

Spring and Summer are definitely better than Winter for sure. Sit back at Nats Park and have a cold one, fellas. You can't do that in Winter. 

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So much rain in the Charlotte area. I feel like I moved to Seattle. It has literally rained for a week straight with a few hours here and there with no rain. I mowed the lawn in the rain this morning because if I didn't cut it today, it would take me twice as long next week. Jesus Christ dry up already.

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So much rain in the Charlotte area. I feel like I moved to Seattle. It has literally rained for a week straight with a few hours here and there with no rain. I mowed the lawn in the rain this morning because if I didn't cut it today, it would take me twice as long next week. Jesus Christ dry up already.

When you posted this, a squall of heavy showers and thunderstorms was approaching Charlotte...bet you were just shaking your head...

Looks like you'll get a break from the downpour soon, but there's a nasty little squall heading through Tennessee that could hit you tonight.

Tomorrow afternoon/evening you could get hit too, but after that it looks like it'll stay dry on the east coast the next few days.

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So much rain in the Charlotte area. I feel like I moved to Seattle. It has literally rained for a week straight with a few hours here and there with no rain. I mowed the lawn in the rain this morning because if I didn't cut it today, it would take me twice as long next week. Jesus Christ dry up already.

Same here in ATL.  Hubby had to dig a trench in the back yard to get the water all running in the right direction...it was ending up in a pool under the deck.

I'm getting used to the "shoooosh" sound when cars go by.  :angry:

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Same here in ATL. Hubby had to dig a trench in the back yard to get the water all running in the right direction...it was ending up in a pool under the deck.

I'm getting used to the "shoooosh" sound when cars go by. :angry:

I had to unclog a couple of gutters. The rain was coming down so much the debris wouldn't clear.

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