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      Good afternoon Redskins nation!  I’m in beautiful Landover, MD with Spaceman Spiff who has been pulled away from Instagram models and tailgating and sent down to the field to do what he does best (roll around in the mud).
       
      Let’s get down to business...  Can we block them?  There are other story lines entering into this game but worrying about them feels largely academic.  The Texans have two terrifying pass rushers and the Redskins intend to block them with optimism and underdog stories.  Alex Smith isn’t a statue but he does take time in making decisions and getting the ball out.  This combination looks disastrous.  The sort of thing that has us all after the game consoling each other with things like “well, it was just a bad matchup" and “we caught them at the worst possible time.” 
       
      Or... we could walk away wondering just how the heck this team managed to pull off another improbable win.  Last week the gave up something like twelve thousand yards of offense to the Bucs, I’ll have to check those numbers to be sure, but only three points.  That’s not supposed to happen.  Maybe we can enjoy an outrageously unlikely result again.  Not probably, not likely, but you know... maybe.  I’m saying there’s a chance.   
       
      I’m here for that chance.  (and you know... the free food and climate controlled free seats) 

      1st Quarter Update
      Redskins are running their bend and break defense, and I’m not sure a little over three quarters is enough time for the Redskins offense to close a 10-point gap.  I’m having flash backs of week nine, but having human emotions is considered “disruptive behavior.”  I'm fine.  Everything is fine. 
       
      That Quinn celebration, whatever that was, was the highlight of the 1st quarter. 
       
      2nd Quarter Update
      Is there a better way to start a quarter than by scoring a touchdown?  There is, if you follow that TD drive with a forced turnover on defense.  Things are looking good! 

      So much for that.  A great start was quickly ended up canceled out by the Redskins offense.  With a chance to take a lead Alex Smith throws a pick six in the red zone and takes the air out of the stadium.  He followed that up by throwing another interception on the very next drive.  Alex Smith almost made me forget about Vernon Davis dropping that pass.  Almost. 
       
      Texans missed a field goal attempt and the lead remains frozen at 10. 
       
      This quarter feels like a giant blown opportunity.  
       
      Halftime Update. 
      I should have stopped at one hotdog.  I deserve this.
       
      3rd Quarter Update
      You know the feeling where you say and think all these bad things about a player and then he breaks his leg and you immediately feel bad about it?  I live there now.
       
      Colt McCoy has freed me from that place of sadness! 
       
      As much as I love this defense, they have to start forcing teams to punt at some point.  Is there a stat for defense tha thas forced the fewest punts?  We have to be near the top of that list.  Texans have punted just once today.  Holding them to three was good, though.   
       
      The lead is down to six and Colt McCoy has arrived to save us.  (Please let that be true.) 
       
      Personal Note:  Someone just stomped, loudly, out of the press area like a while muttering at his phone.  Laughter and comparisons to toddlers followed him.  The media's laugh is an evil laugh!  Good times. 
       
      4th Quarter Update
      Colt has brought us back.  Welcome to the first lead change of the season, Redskins fans.  You like that?!  (Yeesh, was that always so lame?)  I guess you could say Adrian Peterson contributed by actually scoring the touchdown.  I bet Colt told him to score though, so you have to factor leadership into things.
       
      Once again, the defense cannot force a punt, hard to feel great about holding a team to a field goal when that field goal gives them the lead in the 4th quarter 
       
      Remember that whole "can we block them" thing?  The answer was absolutely not on the Redskins 2nd drive of the 4th quarter.  Watt and Clowney each sacked our man Colt, and ended that drive before it really had a chance to begin. 
       
      Horrible, no good, very bad holding called on Norman gifting Houston a first down at the worst possible time for it.
       
      Colt chooses to throw deep at an inopportune moment resulting in a 60+ yard attempt for an injured kicker.  Heartbreaking end to a game that cost this team entirely too much (via injury) yet still seemed to be within reach several times. 
       
      I'm off to the post game press conference and locker room, check back later for updates.
       
      Final Thoughts
      I’ve always found it preferable to watch my favorite team simply get destroyed, than to feel that they were the better team and still managed to lose.  The Redskins gave this game away with mistakes in the 2nd quarter.  Fred Davis makes a routine catch and Alex Smith doesn’t throw a pick six, and the scoreboard shows at least 7 fewer points for the Texans.  Even if the Redskins had settled for field goals, that’s a 13 point swing in 2 point game.   
       
      Losing the game wasn’t even the worst part.  Losing Alex Smith, for at least the remainder of the season, is likely enough to push the Redskins past the point where they can continue toughing their way through key injuries. 
       
      We'll all feel better after a win against the Cowboys next week. 
       
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CNBC: Ethereum hits another record high, marking a more than 2,800% rally this year

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Fingers crossed that Ripple gets added in 2018

 

I was about to buy some BCH when it was $1400 a few days ago based on speculation that it would be added. Didn't think it would be added until 2018..

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5 minutes ago, Skinz4Life12 said:

Fingers crossed that Ripple gets added in 2018

 

I was about to buy some BCH when it was $1400 a few days ago based on speculation that it would be added. Didn't think it would be added until 2018..

Crazy just 3 months ago it was only around 350-400.  Wish I would have gotten in then

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Debating on selling out at 315 (5 ltc) and wait for the dust to settle.  I imagine it's going to dip pretty good again once Asia markets awake in a few hours and see bth on coinbase and buy back in around 250 if it hits that hard.  Could pick up an extra coin.

 

nvm coinbase trading is shot atm, don't know if I trust getting back in low even if I can sell which I can't atm 

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Same with gdax.  If that is true then I have a feeling it's going to plummet soon once things open back up and others will see a boost.  No way that's accurate though

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4 minutes ago, steve09ru said:

Same with gdax.  If that is true then I have a feeling it's going to plummet soon once things open back up and others will see a boost.  No way that's accurate though

 

Agree, from what I can tell buying BCH is disabled on coinbase right now so I'm not sure what is driving that price

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1 minute ago, skinfan2k said:

can someoen explain this to me? i want to invest some money into this matter!

 

https://www.coinbase.com/

 

Will accept credit card up to $400, but charge 4% transaction fee.  Bank transactions can go much larger dollar amount (I think there is a limit) and only about 1%, but mine took almost a week to clear 

 

I would caution: be prepared to lose entire investment (I am)

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6 hours ago, Springfield said:

Man, lots of people are gonna lose lots of money.

Yeah. Just got to hold for a bit or buy low. Crypto markets seem to bounce back rather quickly. 

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On 12/20/2017 at 12:38 AM, sportjunkie07 said:

Yeah. Just got to hold for a bit or buy low. Crypto markets seem to bounce back rather quickly. 

 

until they don't

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Ripples been on a roll

Coinbase is a fraud. High fees and they lock you out of buy/sell randomly. Also had insider stuff going on apparently.

 

Also took forever to payout for a fork I believe

 

 

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45 minutes ago, Skinz4Life12 said:

XRP (Ripple) is going ape right now

 

Did you buy some? 

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22 minutes ago, Skinz4Life12 said:

 

Yes. Should have bought more but I got in when it was .44 cents

What site do you use for that?

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5 minutes ago, Hersh said:

What site do you use for that?

 

I personally buy through bittrex. You can also buy through binance which is another good exchange

 

Let me know if you have any other questions if you are considering buying. It can be a little confusing because those exchanges don't directly accept USD 

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11 minutes ago, No Excuses said:

BTC, ETH and LTC are in a free fall right now. 

 

Bitcoin down to 12K, ETH at 580 and LTC near 200.

Just sold my LTC @ $216 (was debating it at $270 when I woke up but then the morning routine got in the way).  Guessing it'll keep dropping so figured I'll just buy back in once it hits a good bottom.

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1 hour ago, steve09ru said:

Just sold my LTC @ $216 (was debating it at $270 when I woke up but then the morning routine got in the way).  Guessing it'll keep dropping so figured I'll just buy back in once it hits a good bottom.

 

$0.01 ? Lol

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