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      VICTORY!!!
       
      Redskins 20 - 15 Cardinals
       
      Sorry folks, just made it. Plus, all of our photogs are injured.
       
      It must be the end of a bad season with no hope of playoffs.
       
      But I am here, JimmiJo, to bring you all the action.
       
      Here are my thoughts in a nutshell, bottom-line sort of way: win today or coaches could become at risk. 
       
      This is where you see who is who and who will be here next year.
       
      Follow along on Twitter @Skinscast.
       
      Inactives 
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 19 WR Robert Davis
      o   No. 35 S Montae Nicholson
      o   No. 53 LB Zach Brown
      o   No. 67 G Kyle Kalis
      o   No. 71 T Trent Williams
      o   No. 73 C Demetrius Rhaney
      o   No. 97 DL Terrell McClain
       
      Half
       
      Prototypical game for Washington. Jump out to early start, then the offense starts to fade. The bad news with this is Arizona has stuck with the run game and it is starting to pay dividends for them. 
       
      Thanks to a fumble by Vernon Davis and a good defensive stand by the Redskins; the Cardinals were able to muster a field goal to pull within 5.

      Head coach Jay was visibly upset on that last drive and one wonders if he is not going to be lighting this team up in the locker room.
       
      The Redskins get the ball to start the half. 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      JimmiJo
       
      Make no mistake. A win is a win is a win.
       
      But let’s not kid ourselves; any competent quarterback for Arizona and this was likely a loss. Heck, if the tight end holds the ball at the 1-yard line at the end it is likely a loss.
       
      The Washington Redskins got one they had to have. It meant nothing in the overall; there are no postseason aspirations, and this game likely had no spoiler-implications.
       
      But for the Redskins it was about pride and identity. It was also about people’s jobs.
       
      If a football team cannot get up for a much-needed win against a bad team in front of their home crowd; the problems are about more than injuries and dumb-luck. Such a loss would have been an indictment of the coaching staff. Specifically the head coach.
       
      Attitude is a reflection of leadership, as the saying goes. And lately this team has not been showing up.
       
      That’s on the man in charge.
       
      A loss today and ownership could be starting to consider a change at skipper. At a minimum he is wondering who else is out there.
       
      The good news is the team responded and found a way to win. They had help.
       
      Blaine Gabbert finished the day 16-of-41 for 181 for quarterback rating of 52.9. Worse were those moments when he decided to have poor accuracy. His red zone effectiveness was atrocious.
       
      Then there were the dropped balls from the receivers. If the Cardinals tight end catches the ball at the 1-yard line we are having a different conversation.
       
      The Redskins on the other hand didn’t fare much better. They posted just 218 total net yards of offense, and a paltry 31-yards rushing.
       
      The offense benefitted from an opening drive sack-fumble by their defense. Two plays later, Kirk connected with Jamison Crowder for the easy touchdown.
       
      Two drives later the Redskins would again draw blood when Cousins hooked up with Kapri Bibbs fir a 36-yard touchdown.
      But after this the offense went flat. They managed only 15-total plays in the first half. And early in the 2nd half had only amassed 5-yards rushing.
       
      The turnover the start the second half deflated the team and stadium.  Washington would manage to add another two field goals, and it turned out to be  just enough to get the win.
       
      Cousins was by far the best player on offense finishing 18/26 for 196-yards, 2-touchdowns and a QB-rating of 149.07.
      Crowder led all receivers with 5-catches for 55-yards and a TD. Next came Bibbs, with 4-receptions for 47-yards and a touchdown.
       
      Defensively, Washington brought pressure that made a difference at times. Preston Smith had a banner-day; finishing the game with a sack, fumble recovery, and interception. Anthony Lanier had two batted balls and a forced fumble. Kendall Fuller led all tacklers with 6-solo and 2-assists.
       
      The Redskins did just enough to get a win at home. It means they can still to avoid a losing season which would paint a much different picture on the season.
       
      From here on out it’s about who wants to be here next year. Washington has one more home game against the Denver Broncos, who feature a touch defensive group. They will then travel to New York for the final game of the year.
       
      It’s all about character now.
       
       
btfoom

Cancer Sucks

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On 11/23/2016 at 0:21 PM, rictus58 said:

I don't think that was Mr. Pink's daughter. That's just copy/pasted from the website.

Yes, that was not my daughter. That was a widely circulated news story that I found touching. My daughter is fine. 

This is the first time in this thread since I posted that. Sorry for any confusion. 

 

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/20/entertainment/jeopardy-contestant-dies-boyfriend-trnd-cnntv/index.html

 

For an Jeopardy fans, the above link is sad, I didnt expect it. I will be watching Jeopardy closer and a little sadder tonight. 

 

 

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On 12/19/2016 at 4:06 PM, daveakl said:

Just got the text from the wife.

 

It's all good!!! No changes!!

Not going to lie.  I saw this last night and teared up to the point that I couldn't reply.  I had to walk away.  I am SOOO happy for you and your family.  I hope and pray that this is the road to complete health for her.  I hope you also had a nice drink to her health.  Sounds like the BEST Christmas present you could have asked for.

 

2 hours ago, Why am I Mr. Pink? said:

Yes, that was not my daughter. That was a widely circulated news story that I found touching. My daughter is fine. 

This is the first time in this thread since I posted that. Sorry for any confusion. 

 

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/20/entertainment/jeopardy-contestant-dies-boyfriend-trnd-cnntv/index.html

 

For an Jeopardy fans, the above link is sad, I didnt expect it. I will be watching Jeopardy closer and a little sadder tonight. 

 

 

 

It was such a touching picture, but I am so glad that it isn't your daughter (doesn't take away from the pain, but I'm glad your girl is healthy.  Another thing to toast to this year.

 

 

 

As for my wife, today she had her last surgery (to finalize her breast reconstruction).  It went as well as could have been expected and she will be up and around in a couple days.  She feels fine and the last blood test shows that the chemo was doing its job and she is in great shape.  Thanks to all here for your thoughts and prayers.  It will be an issue for the rest of her (long) life, but hopefully will always be something that she beat.

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My father in law passed away Sunday from cancer. He was diagnosed on November 4th. 

 

He he lived with my wife and I. He was a good man. He went peacefully and quickly in the hospital. 

 

The nurses and techs that took care of him are special people. 

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8 minutes ago, GoSkinsGo said:

My father in law passed away Sunday from cancer. He was diagnosed on November 4th. 

 

He he lived with my wife and I. He was a good man. He went peacefully and quickly in the hospital. 

 

The nurses and techs that took care of him are special people. 

Sorry for your family's loss. 

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While Not the level of Cancer others here have had to deal with, I had a melanoma removed in September this year.

In July 2015, my wife noticed an odd mole on my neck/high shoulder area. Took me another year to get it looked at. I had one cancerous mole, and two pre-cancerous moles removed. So now I have two wicked scars, and I'll be seeing a dermatologist 4x a year for the next 3 years. Get those moles looked at folks.

 

My mother also had a bout with Colon cancer earlier this year. One which left her near death after the surgery to remove it. Get those bum holes looked at if your in the high risk age category.

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Thank you for that. His wife passed away three years ago this upcoming January. 

 

Timing was was so similar to her. Diagnosed in November and gone in January. I've never been with someone when they passed and I'm not religious but seeing the change in the body. 

 

It's hard to not believe in a soul or a spirit leaving. 

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3 hours ago, GoSkinsGo said:

My father in law passed away Sunday from cancer. He was diagnosed on November 4th. 

 

He he lived with my wife and I. He was a good man. He went peacefully and quickly in the hospital. 

 

The nurses and techs that took care of him are special people. 

Im sorry to hear about you and your family's loss. You are a good man as well for providing and caring for him until the end. Having elderly family living with you is not easy at all. 

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My wife made this video and showed it to me Friday night.  It's long (21 minutes) but amazing.  Watch some, skip to the end, whatever you want but I thought I would share what a year of cancer looks like.  Not only for the child going through it, but for the family as well.

 

The 14th of January is our sons birthday.  It also is the same day we found out our middle daughter had a brain tumor.  What we thought would be brain surgery, removal of the tumor, and then back to our normal lives (as if that itself is easy) turned into so much more.  There were literally no symptoms leading to the discovery other then random intense headaches.  This was completely out of the blue and blindsided our entire family of 6.

 

https://www.kizoa.com/Movie-Maker/d83300744k8662858o1/abby---a-year-with-cancer-2016-

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Yes it does.  I have lost my Dad and my big Brother (technically my Uncle) to this and it is horrible.  My Mother passed a few decades ago, due to another driver driving his car pile-driving my moms into a ditch.  She died at a much too young age, and was more traumatic but looking at my own mortality that is a much better way to go than cancer.  It is truly awful.

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Well, I just spent the last 4 1/2 days in my cancer treatment facility (Moffitt Cancer Research Center) getting 24-7 chemo, this is my first treatment and they say I will do the same thing 5-6 more times which will be followed up by radiation.  Pretty creepy but my wife stayed with me the whole time while the kids were at their aunt's house.

 

So far just some nausea but I guess my cell counts will go way down over the next couple of days , at least it gets me a free pass to sit on my butt and watch March Madness.

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MRI day for Abby.  All clear still!

 

The left is her pre-op image last January.  Right is today.

 

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Hi there. Glat your results came good. Unfortunatly i found out my cousin has cancer. This so unfair!! :(

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I don't know if we are permitted to post this kind of thing, so I'll delete if need be, but I figure this may be the appropriate thread. I am taking part in a Make-A-Wish challenge in which we will hike 26 miles on May 20th. They want us to raise $2,500 but my goal is $10,000. All donations are appreciated. The link is in my signature should anyone feel so compelled to donate. :)

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1 hour ago, daveakl said:

MRI day for Abby.  All clear still!

 

The left is her pre-op image last January.  Right is today.

 

17362694_1611350405546352_63493593198058

 

 

It's unbelievable the way that mass has reduced to nothing, thoughts and prayers. 

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