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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?  
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The Brexit Thread

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What a disaster. Markets are crashing everywhere now and the pound is the worst it's been since 1985. Some talk of a referendum in north Ireland to join Ireland and for Scotland to re-vote on independence.

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I knew the polls showed that it was close, but I sort of assumed they'd vote to stay. Oh well, can't really be upset that democracy chose the course forward. Choice was theirs to make and they've apparently chosen to leave.

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The next couple of weeks should be interesting. A global recession is in play, which means Trump as president is in play as well.

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https://twitter.com/jamesrbuk/status/746195599381323776

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https://twitter.com/liamstack/

Nigel Farage just said he hopes Brexit leads to the destruction of the European Union.
11:06 PM

 

Farage said Brexit had won "without a single shot being fired." Jo Cox was assassinated just a few days ago.
11:10 PM

 

 

 

https://twitter.com/TheJaneWardell/status/746191741229772801

BREAKING: SCOTLAND'S FIRST MINISTER STURGEON SAYS VOTE "MAKES CLEAR THAT THE PEOPLE OF SCOTLAND SEE THEIR FUTURE AS PART OF THE EU" 
12:02 AM

 

https://twitter.com/BNONews/status/746183779929067521

Northern Ireland's deputy first minister says entire island of Ireland should be able to vote on reunification if UK leaves EU - Guardian
11:30 PM

 

https://twitter.com/MarcMallett_UTV/status/746191490628485120

BREAKING: Sinn Fein says "British government has forfeited any mandate to represent economic or political interests of people in N Ireland"
12:01 AM

 

https://twitter.com/SkyNewsBreak/status/746196872855883777

Sinn Fein sources: "democratic imperative" for a referendum on removing Irish border after Northern Ireland voted to remain in the EU 

12:22 AM

 

 

 

https://twitter.com/BNONews/status/746195689890144256

BREAKING: Dutch Party for Freedom leader Geert Wilders calls for Dutch EU referendum after Brexit
12:18 AM

 

MORE: Dutch Party for Freedom demands EU referendum "as soon as possible", Wilders pledges to hold referendum if elected prime minister
12:20 AM

 

 

 
https://twitter.com/BNONews

BREAKING: Japanese stock market index falls more than 1,300 points (8%) on Brexit
11:51 PM

Circuit breaker kicks in as Japanese stock market index Nikkei plummets, trading halted for 10 minutes - CNBC
12:11 AM

 
https://twitter.com/BNONews/status/746188675474665472

BREAKING: Dow Jones futures plummet more than 600 points on Brexit
11:50 PM

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The next couple of weeks should be interesting. A global recession is in play, which means Trump as president is in play as well.

 

I guess they listened to Trumps advice.

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The next couple of weeks should be interesting. A global recession is in play, which means Trump as president is in play as well.

Doubt it. If anything, I think any meltdown and marginalization of the UK that comes from this will scare the stupidity out of our electorate.

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Doubt it. If anything, I think any meltdown and marginalization of the UK that comes from this will scare the stupidity out of our electorate.

 

I hope you are right.

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Doubt it. If anything, I think any meltdown and marginalization of the UK that comes from this will scare the stupidity out of our electorate.

 

That makes a lot of sense.

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Devastated right now. I guess it just got cheaper for anyone coming to the UK for the Redskins game.

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White colonialists are going to white colonialist

the people that want to stand alone, value their own culture within their own borders, and not be told what to do by a larger group are the colonialists in this story? How wonderfully nonsensical. I'm not sure I agree or disagree with this brexit, but to call this move colonialist seems a bit like "war is peace." Then again, someone may have gone and changed the definitions of words again while I wasn't looking. Seems to be happening a lot.

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This guy who's a "leaver" on CNN right now sure sounds a lot like the "build a wall on the southern border Trump" type of person. Now I'm not a follower of Brittish politics, but I didn't realize that other countries had the scary, "they took our jobs", type conservatives.

This will be how the world burns, isn't it.

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the people that want to stand alone, value their own culture within their own borders, and not be told what to do by a larger group are the colonialists in this story? How wonderfully nonsensical. I'm not sure I agree or disagree with this brexit, but to call this move colonialist seems a bit like "war is peace." Then again I'm sure someone's gone and changed the definitions of words again while I wasn't looking. Seems to happen a lot.

It's a victory for people who want Britain to be as white as possible and think of migrants as a lesser class of human.

(other people may have voted for it, but will likely get screwed over by it)

And it may lead to the shattering of the UK.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-france-front-idUSKCN0ZA0JP?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Reuters%2FworldNews+%28Reuters+World+News%29

Our turn for a referendum, says French far right FN

 

France's far right National Front party called for a referendum on European Union membership in France on Friday as Britain voted to leave the bloc.

 

"The liberty of peoples always wins in the end! Bravo to the United Kingdom," said FN deputy leader Florian Philippot on Twitter. "Our turn now #Brexit #Frexit."

 

The FN has long called for France to exit the EU and has performed well in recent elections, even though it has yet to break through effectively in second-round voting.

 

https://twitter.com/AFP/status/746212545262850048

BREAKING: France's Le Pen hails Brexit 'victory', calls for referendum on EU
1:25 AM

 

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/the-russian-guide-to-brexit-op-ed/572691.html

The Russian Guide to Brexit (Op-Ed)

 

 

 

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/cabinet-expected-to-hold-emergency-meeting-as-uk-votes-to-leave-eu-1.2697691#.V2zDpQY8Be1.twitter

Cabinet expected to hold emergency meeting as UK votes to leave EU

 

The British decisionto leave the European Union “ clearly has very significant implications for Ireland”, the Government has said in a statement as the Cabinet prepares for an emergency meeting.

 

In what is effectively a holding statement, the Government said it “notes the outcome of the UK-EU referendum this morning”.

 

“This result clearly has very significant implications for Ireland, as well as for Britain and for the European Union.”

 

The Cabinet will hold an emergency meeting this morning to “reflect on” the fallout of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.

 

 

https://twitter.com/Natpirks/status/746209774753062913

Nigel Farage saying this will be a victory for 'real' people. Seeing his smiling, gurning face is turning my stomach.
1:14 AM

 

 

 

https://twitter.com/BNONews/status/746202988054601728

Dow Jones futures now down more than 700 points on Brexit
12:47 AM
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It's a victory for people who want Britain to be as white as possible and think of migrants as a lesser class of human.

(other people may have voted for it, but will likely get screwed over by it)

And it may lead to the shattering of the UK.

And how is any of that colonialist? Do you have any idea how many countries on this planet are fiercely defensive of their culture and view any challenges to it from the outside as decidedly unwelcome? Colonialism is when you take that show on the road and impose it on others. Or at least it was. Perhaps now it's just another word for conservative white people.

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I'm really enjoying the dramatics on twitter right now.  Especially the hatred of old people for daring to disagree with young people.  It's all their fault you understand, they've got charts and everything. 

 

I wonder when people will start saying "you know, I miss being 20. I was so much wiser then."

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Pretty amazing to see the seemingly inexorable creeping behemoth of bureaucracy overthrown. Proud of our cousins across the pond. They have chosen freedom and sovereignty over fear-mongering and race-baiting.

The U.K. will finally be able to negotiate their own trade agreements. They will no longer have unelected officials in Brussels forcing regulations down their throats that may make sense in Italy but none at all in the UK.

Re: the pound - Obviously no actual effect has had time to take place in the economy. Maybe there will be a negative impact. This is merely people who swore there would be hell to pay pitching their fit. The pound will rally, and the markets will stabilize. It may take a week or month or more, but nothing big changes for quite some time. The zombie apocalypse doesn't start tomorrow. The U.K. isn't inundated by racist bigots who want to watch the world burn.

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