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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.
       
       
Ron78

What is your favorite Bill Murray performance in a film?

What is your favorite Bill Murray performance in a film?  

37 members have voted

  1. 1. What is your favorite Bill Murray performance in a film?

    • Meatballs
      0
    • Caddyshack
      4
    • Stripes
      7
    • Ghostbusters (or Ghostbusters 2)
      4
    • Scrooged
      0
    • Quick Change
      1
    • What About Bob?
      1
    • Groundhog Day
      7
    • Kingpin
      6
    • The Man Who Knew Too Little
      0
    • Rushmore
      1
    • Lost in Translation
      4
    • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
      1
    • Rock the Kasbah
      0
    • Other
      1


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1 minute ago, China said:

It seems to me most of his comedy performances were him doing his schtick... Meatballs, Stripes, Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, Scrooged...

 

All the same, funny but not great acting and nothing novel.

 

That's why I picked Lost in Translation, although I can see something like his performance as Kingpin as more unique than his other comedy performances.

 

True, but I found his "schtick" to always be really funny.  It never really got old for me.  That said, Lost in Translation is a great movie and different from anything else he did.

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I went with Stripes. I hated What About Bob...sorry.

His cameo in Tootsie was great!

"I think we're getting into a really weird area..."

"You slut."

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Posted (edited)

The spatula scene alone is enough to keep it as one of the top 3...then he goes on to the make-shift company address situation. 

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I'm a huge What About Bob fan.

 

Sometimes we all need to take a vacation...from our problems.

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There is no way you can pick 1 good Bill Murray movie. He is one of the greats, from his movies to his SNL skits....he was great.

 

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True or not, there's a funny story about Bill Murray walking up to some random girl at a restaurant and stealing French fries from her plate.  And when she looked at him to yell, he put his finger over his lips and said "nobody will ever believe you". 

 

I refuse to pick one.  Too many.  

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I wonder whether his role in St. Vincent comes closest to revealing his true soul, because there seems to be a hint melancholy underneath his comedy. 

 

I love the ending vignette for some reason. The lyrics to Shelter From The Storm are especially poignant (i'll always do my best for her, on that I give my word) given the secret revealed of his character's life.

 

 

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For me it came down between the following:

Stripes

What About Bob?

Scrooged

Groundhog Day

 

Stripes was one I watched as a kid, loved that movie, but I don't consider it his best, very close though.  What About Bob? was really funny and great, but still, not his best work, imo.  Scrooged, while I loved him in the movie and he nails it, but it's nothing more than a modern day remake (at the time) of A Christmas Carol.  Not that there is anything wrong with that, but it wasn't original, which makes it hard for me to make it my favorite.

 

So I went with Groundhog Day.  Not only was it classic Murray, not only was it hilarious (imo), but it created a modern day/current day phrase uttered by millions in every day talk (e.g. "I feel like I'm stuck in Groundhog day").  People watched the movie and then used it to describe their everyday lives and that phrase (and versions) has lived on since 1993.  

 

His best cameo though, Zombieland.

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I had to go with Ghostbusters.  I really like Groundhog Day too though.  I remember watching What about Bob a few times, but that was a long time ago. 

 

"Yes, it's true, this man has no d!@k".

 

 

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22 hours ago, Kosher Ham said:

 

 

Stripes is a classic movie, but I am surprised Ghostbusters didn't get better representation.  Ghostbusters was a monster hit in the 80's.  It's probably Murray's biggest box office hit if you factor in inflation.

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