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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. 
       
Spaceman Spiff

Harvey Weinstein, Fired Amongst Sexual Harassment Allegations

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20 minutes ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

 

He was never America's dad but he did donate a lot to causes and stuff.  He was viewed as a philanthropist of sorts.  Cosby had a different platform being able to be in America's living room.

 

But if either one of them serve time, I wonder if it's going to be in federal pound me in the ass prison or white collar resort prison.  Either way, I hope both of them serve time.  

I hope Harvey's cell has a black leather love seat

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16 minutes ago, First Colony said:

Not to highjack the thread, but nice "Office Space" reference!

 

Yep, that's what I was going for.

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Ivy League professor who 'sabotaged researcher's academic career after she refused to have sex with him' says U.S. laws are 'biased against privileged white men'

 

An Ivy League professor who has been accused of sexually harassing a female researcher says Americans are ‘p***ies’ and that U.S. discrimination laws are ‘totally biased against the “privileged white males”,’ it has been reported.

 

Geert Bekaert, a professor at Columbia University in New York, and his employer are being sued for $30million in a Manhattan federal court for alleged harassment of Enrichetta Ravina.

 

‘The laws in this country are screwed up and totally biased against the “privileged white males”,’ Bekaert wrote to a colleague.

 

Ravina, a former finance researcher at the university, claims Bekaert, who is 11 years older than her, made unwanted advances toward her beginning in September 2012, according to Poets and Quants.

 

Ravina and Bekaert, who was her mentor, had been collaborating on academic research projects for more than two years at the time.

 

Bekaert then made repeated requests for her to join him for dinner, but she declined.

 

Eventually, she relented, although she made clear this was to remain a professional relationship.

 

Ravina said that at the dinner, Bekaert ‘asked me if I had a boyfriend and if I lived with him.

 

‘I said, “Look this is a dinner among colleagues and I appreciate our work together and want to continue to work together”.

 

‘He started laughing.’

 

After the dinner, Ravina says that Bekaert gave her a ride home in a taxi.

 

As she started to exit the taxi at her destination, ‘he put his hand on my back and slid it down,’ she claims.

 

‘I rushed out of the taxi.’

 

When she rejected his advances, Bekaert sabotaged her research and impeded her academic career, according to the lawsuit.

 

Ravina claims that Bekaert made it clear that she was required to yield to his sexual advances if she wanted her works published in academic papers.

 

When she notified administrators at Columbia University, they brushed off her complaints and blamed her for ‘flirting’ with Bekaert.

 

Ravina’s lawsuit alleges that Bekaert and Columbia are guilty of ‘gender discrimination, a hostile work environment, quid pro quo sexual harassment, retaliation, failure to promote, and wrongful discharge.’

 

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I don't get it, if you didn't want to get some why not get your butt up and bounce? Is she going to hold you down and force you to stay?

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The adult is supposed to know enough to not have sex with a 17 year who can't legally consent.  

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13 minutes ago, bearrock said:

The adult is supposed to know enough to not have sex with a 17 year who can't legally consent.  

 

Age depends on where they were, but I agree with your point.

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4 minutes ago, twa said:

 

Age depends on where they were, but I agree with your point.

 

Good point on the variability of age of consent.  

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1 minute ago, bearrock said:

 

Good point on the variability of age of consent.  

 

California is 18, but if the minor is 17 it's not likely to be charged as a felony. 

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2 minutes ago, BenningRoadSkin said:

I’m not gonna defend women sexually assaulting men, and neither should you all.

 

If this happened in Maryland we wouldn't be talking about this right now. 

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2 minutes ago, BenningRoadSkin said:

it didnt

 

So, you don't think he should've left instead of being forced into having sex with her? The guy was 1 year from "technically" being an adult I would hope he knew how to remove himself from a bad situation by then. If he was 10-16 I would feel much differently about this, but at 17 he should be able to account for his actions. 

 

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Just now, spjunkies said:

 

So, you don't think he should've left instead of being forced into having sex with her? The guy was 1 year from "technically" being an adult I would hope he knew how to remove himself from a bad situation by then. If he was 10-16 I would feel much differently about this, but at 17 he should be able to account for his actions. 

 

Yeah fam, I'm not gonna defend her. And she wasn't willing to defend herself either.

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2 minutes ago, BenningRoadSkin said:

Yeah fam, I'm not gonna defend her. And she wasn't willing to defend herself either.

 

Well, she hasn't been charged with anything by authorities so there's really nothing for her to defend. I admit that it doesn't look good for her reputation though. 

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