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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. 
       
The Sisko

General Mass Shooting Thread (originally Las Vegas Strip)

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A gunman in a high-rise hotel opened fire on concertgoers at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip late Sunday, killing at least 50 people and injuring more than 200 in one of the worst mass shootings in modern U.S. history.

The gunman, identified as Stephen Paddock, was later killed during a standoff with police, Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters. NBC and others reported that Paddock was 64...

 

When are we going to get sick enough of seeing this to do anything to decrease the occurrences? Sad. 

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I just woke up around 10 minutes ago and was reading about this on tmz. Still trying to get my head around this.

 

Terrible situation to say the least :(

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Thank god they didn't have any VIP tickets left because I had general admission tickets in my cart and changed my mind because I don't like general admission. 

 

So unbelievably sad how common this has become. 

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48 minutes ago, The Sisko said:

When are we going to get sick enough of seeing this to do anything to decrease the occurrences? Sad. 

 

As has been said many times, when a school full of children getting killed didnt do anything, the answer to your question is probably never.

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43 minutes ago, Sacks 'n' Stuff said:

There's only one thing to do now... nothing.

My frustration wants to boil over. I just know that instead of mourning the dead, many are waiting to see how they can swing this.  But for now, let us take a moment to remember the dead by updating our Facebook profile photo with the latest “I heart Vegas“ filter, and then write a post that has an adequate amount of respect for the dead  with a measured amount of passive aggressive politicization.

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Damn............

 

It boggles the mind, not just another/again but taking it up a notch w/ a SAW (?)

 

I tell ya this, my ole white ass woulda been haulin it the **** outta there a lot faster than some of those people, and wtf? was with the guy sayin it's just fireworks and the girl on the corner too busy on her phone? Me? I'll feel sheepish later if I'm spooked by fireworks- which that clearly wasn't- but I'm getting out first.

 

 

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46 minutes ago, Sacks 'n' Stuff said:

There's only one thing to do now... nothing.

Or pray. Same difference. 

4 minutes ago, LD0506 said:

Damn............

 

It boggles the mind, not just another/again but taking it up a notch w/ a SAW (?)

That's actually legal for purchase by the public? Seriously? Well, as the saying goes, the tree of freedom has to be watered periodically. Who knew it would be with the blood of innocent people though?

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What we should say and what we should do?

 

Sadly, the chances that we do anything are slim. Nothing to advance treatment of those with mental illness. Nothing to prevent gun violence. Maybe we'll make the gun laws even looser. That seems to be the only thing that ever gets done after these events.

 

Believe it or not, it is easier to buy these sorts of weapons since Newton than before thanks to activist judges and right leaning state legislatures.

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There actually is something we could do, but nobody dare say it due to political correctness. We need to call out radical Islamic terrorism when these things happen. Oh, wait. It was a white guy. It's cool then. Nothing to see here.

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The real sad thing is it's honestly no longer a surprise and more so an expected occurrence for the next horrific and senseless loss of life when it comes to you guys and your seriously messed up state by state legislation on gun laws that will sadly NEVER change. 

 

God rest the victims needlessly taken. God bless the family's they leave behind to look over them at this horrific time. Godspeed to the injured survivors. 

 

God help America. 

 

Hail. 

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16 minutes ago, The Sisko said:

Or pray. Same difference. 

That's actually legal for purchase by the public? Seriously? Well, as the saying goes, the tree of freedom has to be watered periodically. Who knew it would be with the blood of innocent people though?

 

3 minutes ago, Bacon said:

Of course you can legally own a machine gun there. 

 

Of course. 

I just woke up amd saw the video.  Definetly sounded like a fully automatic rifle.  If so, they are illegal with a whole crap load of paperwork from the ATF.  It is possible to illegally modify a normal rifle to fire like that.  I would bet that is what happened.

 

I would ask that we keep this thread about Vegas.  If you want to talk about gun laws or the lack thereof, we have another thread for that.

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1 minute ago, TheGreatBuzz said:

 

 

 

I would ask that we keep this thread about Vegas.  If you want to talk about gun laws or the lack thereof, we have another thread for that.

 

Nope.

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1 minute ago, DM72 said:

How do you smuggle that much ammunition into the Mandalay Bay?

 

suitcase?  I've never been searched going into a hotel in vegas. 

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1 minute ago, Destino said:

 

suitcase?  I've never been searched going into a hotel in vegas. 

 

Or anywhere for that matter outside of airport security scanning/ searching. 

 

Hail. 

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1 minute ago, PleaseBlitz said:

 

Nope.

Why?  Seems pretty clear cut regarding the proper thread for the proper topic.  We have a thread for gun laws.

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19 minutes ago, TheGreatBuzz said:

Why?  Seems pretty clear cut regarding the proper thread for the proper topic.  We have a thread for gun laws.

It's impossible to disentangle gun crime from gun laws.  The two are related.  The weapon used, how it was obtained, and related laws are going to end up being a major part of this story.  As is the question "how could this be prevented" which is sure to include government. 

 

I do ask that comments of that kind be linked to this event specifically, at least in the short term.  This thread is not a place to discuss general gun violence. 

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4 minutes ago, TheGreatBuzz said:

Why?  Seems pretty clear cut regarding the proper thread for the proper topic.  We have a thread for gun laws.

 

Because it is impossible to separate a mass shooting from what actions should be taken in response to that mass shooting.  

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