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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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https://twitter.com/eucampaign/status/746261261084692480

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I'm still struggling to get my head around how SO many Britain's have ****ed up our future for ALL the wrong reasons. 

 

Whilst we still have the blue ****s in charge who have put most every issue in the mess it's in. NOT the EU. 

 

Hail. 

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Boris says there's no hurry (EU says otherwise) and the UK should take it's time in leaving.

He also said the UK is still a part of Europe and can not turn it's back on Europe.

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This will unfold out for a long time, but Russia seems to be taking a victory lap. 

 

 

President Trump or Prime Minister Boris, over the table, from Putin. 

 

Let that very real prospect sink in. Then go run screaming into the Hills. 

 

Hail. 

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Someone should tell Trump that Scotland voted to remain.

It appears Scotland may vote again which essentially made the first vote a "wait and see what Brexit does".  

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I cannot believe I'm agreeing with conservatives (again), but it sounds like the EU is totally undemocratic. Hard to blame the Brits for insisting on their sovereignty.

Why is it undemocratic? I thought members of the European Parliament was selected by direct vote from citizens of the member country?

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This is a geopolitical disaster. A clannish, divided Europe has always been a geopolitical disaster. And I can think of no better way to resuscitate Russian geopolitical dominance than for the EU to collapse.

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I'm also kind of tempted to tune into the Euro Cup now.  Wales is playing Northern Ireland (Brexit battle!) and I want to see the crowd reception the English team gets in France, that no doubt feels a bit rejected after this vote.  

We've got no other choice than to kick out England from the Euro ;)

I'm not sure about the welcome they'll get since they are more and more eurosceptics here and others who are just happy England is out. Those lousy european politicians need to get their act together, redo the EEC from scratch.

Keep the currency, build a strong economical union and let the countries decide about their own borders and lifestyles.

 

This is a geopolitical disaster. A clannish, divided Europe has always been a geopolitical disaster. And I can think of no better way to resuscitate Russian geopolitical dominance than for the EU to collapse.

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Well done England. Enjoy your new Chinese and Russian overlords

 

 

*The major port facing your homeland did the right thing and voted to remain for what it's worth. 

 

 

The Welsh amuse the living piss out of me. Deprived, they have received £2.5 billion in EU structural funds the last 6 years. Good luck getting that replaced from West Minister now idiots. 

 

Same as the farmers voting to leave ..... who's going to give you your subsides now? ..... Oh yeah. Right. That will come out of that £350 mill. we (never) have to save now ..... DOH!

 

The base stupidity of what SO many have done to themselves is just staggering. 

 

Hail. 

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damn it i booked my flight and hotel for the skins game too early.  should have waited for this to happen

 

GMTA

 

I'm wondering if we should be buying pounds and Euros, for our trip now.   

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*The major port facing your homeland did the right thing and voted to remain for what it's worth. 

 

 

The Welsh amuse the living piss out of me. Deprived, they have received £2.5 billion in EU structural funds the last 6 years. Good luck getting that replaced from West Minister now idiots. 

 

Same as the farmers voting to leave ..... who's going to give you your subsides now? ..... Oh yeah. Right. That will come out of that £350 mill. we (never) have to save now ..... DOH!

 

The base stupidity of what SO many have done to themselves is just staggering. 

 

Hail. 

 

I don't pretend to know, all the ramifications of this vote.  I'll study up on it, before posting anything else, if at all.

 

For many of us, it's just a story on TV, that will barely have any affect on our day-to-day lives.  It's something that's happening to someone else, far away.    For you, it's real.  

 

I hope it works out for your, and your countrymen.

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The very same Cornwall that voted 57% to leave the EU, now want's it's EU subsides guaranteed! 

 

You couldn't make this **** up if you tried. 

 

Hail. 

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Well done England. Enjoy your new Chinese and Russian overlords

 

 

Serious question- I presume hard borders will now go back up between Ireland and the North? What carnage that would be!

 

Same way as when the Scots leave the UK and remain in the EU. 

 

Hail. 

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Simple question for one who is admittedly ignorant on this....

Who benefits?

~Bang

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Serious question- I presume hard borders will now go back up between Ireland and the North? What carnage that would be!

 

Same way as when the Scots leave the UK and remain in the EU. 

 

Hail. 

Since NIL voted to stay, what are the odds that they now vote to become a part of Ireland again? They have that right, correct?

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Simple question for one who is admittedly ignorant on this....

Who benefits?

~Bang

 

 

Certainly not the average Brit. 

 

But a lying little scaremongering, bigoted, racist gob****e has manoeuvred himself into a position to become Prime Minister so he played it well. 

 

Hail. 

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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 don't think fear has EVER scared the stupid out of our electorate.

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