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      VICTORY!!!
       
      Redskins 23 - 17 Panthers
       
      Will the real Washington Redskins please stand up?
       
      Hello friends, JimmiJo here, joined by the Spaceman Spiff. 
       
      Seriously, which team will we get to see today. The one solid in all quarters, playing fundamentally sound ball and making us believe that just maybe, this year they could be hanging around at playoff time? Or will it be the one who decides not all receivers should be covered? You know, the one that seems to believe no national embarrassment is too great to suffer.
       
      If I am on this team on this day, I am playing like I have been punked-out on national TV (because I was) and I have something to prove. I am playing with a degree of urgency yet to be seen this year. I am playing like the season is on the line today. Because it literally is as far as I am concerned.
       
      Speak amongst yourselves...
       
      inactives
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 25 RB Chris Thompson
      o   No. 30 S Troy Apke
      o   No. 39 CB Adonis Alexander
      o   No. 74 T Geron Christian Sr.
      o   No. 77 G Shawn Lauvao
      o   No. 80 WR Jamison Crowder
      o   No. 99 DL Caleb Brantley
       
      Ok gang, showtime. Here's to a good game with no injuries. You can follow me live on Twitter @Skinscast. 
       
      See you at the half.
       
      Half
       
      Great start, poor ending. They need to produce in the 2nd half to win.
       
      JimmiJo
       
      This team is consistently inconsistent.
       
      I’m just glad I caught them on the good week. And if there was ever a time to go for two in a row, it’s this week.
       
      I was poised to ask the players how much last week had to do with this. I didn’t have to. Most of the guys I interviewed spoke about getting the bad taste of last week out of their mouth.
       
      To a man they wanted to put it behind them. No better way than to do so with a win against a 3-1 Carolina Panthers. The win preserves Washington’s first place position in the division.
       
      If we are looking for heroes we have to start with Adrian Peterson. Coming in with multiple injuries (shoulder, knee, ankle), all he did was run for 97-yards on 17-carries with a 5.7 yard per carry average. The man is ageless, looking more like a first-year back rather than a guy near the end of his career.
       
      On the other side of the ball was Josh Norman. It was clear in speaking to him following the game that the chatter in the media was starting to get to him. This game was important enough for him that he called a defensive backs meeting this week to get everybody on the same page.
       
      Norman payed like the all-star the Redskins signed in 2016. In fact, the interception was his first since week 16 of 2016. But he wasn’t done. Norman punched out the ball to force a fumble later on a critical drive, robbing the Panthers of an opportunity to score.
       
      Given the talk about Norman and the manner in which the New Orleans Saints bludgeoned Washington last week, it was fitting the game came down to a defensive stand that resulted in Carolina giving up the ball on downs.
       
      This was a total team effort for Washington, with all areas contributing.
       
      Alex Smith went 21-of-36 for 163-yards and two touchdowns. He finished with a passer-rating of 88.1.
       
      Jordan Reed had a relatively quiet five receptions for 36-yards to lead the receivers. Vernon Davis on the other hand, made some noise bringing in 3-receptions for 48-yards to include a beautiful touchdown grab on a seam route that left him largely uncovered.
       
      Smith did such a good job of looking off the safety that by the time he turned back to fire down field, Davis was running free and clear into the end zone.
       
      Another hero on the day was Dustin Hopkins. All he did was kick a 6-yard field goal, the longest of his career. I asked the coach if he had discussed the kick with Hopkins prior to making the decision. Gruden told me it was special teams coach Ben Kotwica who proclaimed Hopkins ready.
       
      “I thought it was a 53-yarder,” said Gruden. “When I heard it was a 56-yarder I thought about calling a timeout.
      He didn’t and Hopkins made him look smart.
       
      The Redskins fare best when they score first. They must be aware of this as they started red hot, jumping out to a 17-point lead before the Panthers got off the snide.
       
      A total of 9-unanswered points later, Washington scored early in the fourth quarter to bring the lead back to 11. That lasted officially 1-drive, as the Panthers marched down with relative ease to score a touchdown and bring the game within 3.
       
      Washington then mounted another drive to register another field goal to take the lead back to 6.
       
      Then a defensive stand was needed.
       
      Carolina was able to move the back to the midfield with relative ease. Washington tightened up and it all came down to a 4th-and-5 at the Redskins 16 with 38-seconds remaining.
       
      That was as far as they would go as Cam Newton skimmed the ball off of the field for a harmless incomplete.
       
      It was a much need win. It keeps the Redskins in 1st place in the division at 3-2 with Dallas coming to town next Sunday.
       
      What’s not to like?  
mcsluggo

Florida....? oh yeah, Florida.

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I thought that there was a thread dedicated to America's scrotum.   

 

In any case, there ought to be!

 

 

 

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 i can't find the bugs bunny/florida gif,   so here is a different one.

 

 

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and here is a whole year's worth of Florida Man headlines

 

http://es.redskins.com/topic/397677-florida-oh-yeah-florida/

 

staring with January and February:

 

January 2: Florida Man Covers Himself in Ashes, Says He's a 400-Year-Old Indian, Crashes Stolen Car

January 5: Florida Man Puts Dragon Lizard in His Mouth, Smacks People with It

January 27: Florida Man Steals $4,000 Worth of Chicken and Ribs

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Elizabeth Griffin

February 3: Florida Man Who Had Sex with Dolphin Says It Seduced Him

February 3: Florida Man Killed 5 Gators, Ate Them for Super Bowl Dinner

February 15: Florida Man Believes Wrestling Event Is Haunted by the Ghost of Macho Man Randy Savage

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Kenny Eichenberg

February 25: Florida Man Appears to Vape His Friend's Ejaculate

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and the definitive documentary...?

 

 

http://dangerousminds.net/comments/florida_man

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Jon Stewart has called Florida “America’s Wang,” and it does seem like the state’s strong peninsular properties somehow attract people who are on the end of their rope. In Florida Man, Sean Dunne’s endlessly quotable and surprisingly poignant documentary about worn-out and inebriated layabouts in the Sunshine State, the viewer meets a wide variety of beercan philosophers in the course of 50 minutes, many of whom have tales to tell, of the government’s economic dependence on the incarcerated, of the heady thrills of a lifetime of brawling, of the murderous tendencies of pill addicts, of the undeniable pleasures of an impromptu three-way underneath a pier on a beach.

 

I’m tempted to call this movie “the real Fight Club,” but that’s not right. It’s “Old Drunk Guy Parking Lot”—a majority of the footage was obtained outside various bars, motels, laundromats, and tattoo parlors, and certainly a majority of the interviewees, if not nearly all of them, have booze sloshing around their system. However, it’s hard to state anything equivocal beyond the two facts laid down in the title—it’s in Florida, and it’s about males. Not all of them are old, and not all of them are drunk. Taken together, however, there’s an unmistakable commonality among the worn-out old dudes who were willing to interact with Dunne and his crew. As one guy says, “When I moved here I was a damn Yankee. I got upgraded to redneck.” (Come to think of it, “Upgraded to Redneck” isn’t a bad alternate title for the movie.) ......

 

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Jacksonville can be fun. Ocala/Silver Spring area has some lovely natural wonders and attractions. From there head southeast and don't stop until you've hit Jupiter at the least. Take it all the way to the Keys if you can, but be forewarned...you may not come back.

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I'm in SWF now and originally from Northern Virginia - still not used to it down here.

 

My wife forced me to move down to SE Florida 2 years ago to the day... I wanted to go back to my hometown, Charleston, SC... It's about 93 degrees today on New Years Eve and still sweating :(

 

... And I like the change of seasons...

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2 seasons in Southern Florida. Wet and dry. Wet season,when it's on,you can set your watch by the thunderstorms. And right when you think it can't rain any harder,it does. Nothing like seeing a fish swimming across the road during one of those storms to help you realize that yep,Florida is kind of different.  :P The wife and went back September last year to have a reunion in the Keys,(Islamorada),with some friends we were stationed with back when Homestead was an active base. Still the tourist trap and still an interesting and diverse group down there,though very much crowded.  Also notice a lot of these things wandering around down there,(they call it an infestation actually. Way out of control). 

 

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My wife forced me to move down to SE Florida 2 years ago to the day... I wanted to go back to my hometown, Charleston, SC... It's about 93 degrees today on New Years Eve and still sweating :(

 

... And I like the change of seasons...

 

I feel ya Semper - it's awful right now. I was born in Charleston btw  :)

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I feel ya Semper - it's awful right now. I was born in Charleston btw  :)

 

Small world... how in the 'hell' did we end up down here???  And I have to wear a suit everyday SMH

 

Charleston is heaven on earth, btw... I am determined to get back there. Born in Charleston hospital

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Small world... how in the 'hell' did we end up down here???  

 

Seriously ask myself that daily. But, my parents are here and I have a sister in Orlando so it's good I'm around for that reason if nothing else. I left a good job in Alexandria Va in 2007 - been downhill ever since. Hard lessons...

 

Have a great New Year and be safe!

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Seriously ask myself that daily. But, my parents are here and I have a sister in Orlando so it's good I'm around for that reason if nothing else. I left a good job in Alexandria Va in 2007 - been downhill ever since. Hard lessons...

 

Have a great New Year and be safe!

 

A very happy and healthy to you and yours... and everyone on ES!

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Actually, non-native pythons are ****ing up the ecosystem in FL. They're eating up everything.

 

non-native pythons.... is that the term for NY/NJ guys in too tight pants?

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non-native pythons.... is that the term for NY/NJ guys in too tight pants?

You win the internet this week.

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