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      Cowboys versus Redskins - now that just sounds correct.
       
      Hello friends, JimmiJo here along with THE Spaceman Spiff. Space is already on the sidelines, yucking it up with the important people. Me? I'm thinking how grateful I am for the 3-car accident on the beltway...
       
      If you cannot get up for this game, there isn't enough viagra made on earth for you. After all; the Redskins are hosting their eternal rival, the Cowboys. Winner will be sitting on top of the division, with a truckload of bragging rights.
       
      What's not to like?
       
      Well, for starters, everybody and their mom is inactive. Chris Thompson Jamison Crowder, Paul Richardson, Quinton Dunbar; all inactive. What a time to have have your top two receivers out. The chatter here in the press box is Washington should do what they can to bring in receivers - to include making a trade with the Raiders for Amari Cooper.
       
      Then there's the question of which Redskins show up? They could come out and light Dallas up. Or, post an anemic effort to suffer another embarrassing lost. Neither would surprise me.
       
      One this is for sure, the distribution in fans is something like 55-45 Redskins. Already an embarrassment. Until you consider this team has done much to earn the lack of support.
       
      Still, you have offer the finger in the middle to those fans who sold their tickets to Dallas fans. What were you thinking?
       
      Back shortly...
       
      Inactives
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 10 WR Paul Richardson Jr.
      o   No. 23 CB Quinton Dunbar
      o   No. 25 RB Chris Thompson
      o   No. 30 S Troy Apke
      o   No. 55 C Casey Dunn
      o   No. 74 T Geron Christian Sr.
      o   No. 80 WR Jamison Crowder
       
      The team held a touching tribute to my friend Rich Tandler, who passed this week.
       
      Follow along in-game on Twitter @Skinscast
       
      Half
       
      Did you hear the one about the team that got chance after chance but couldn't score more than a touchdown?
      That's right; they are tied at 7 at the half and completely anemic in the second half.
       
      "Against the run of play" is a term you hear in soccer all the time. It is applicable here. It means the better team is either tied or trailing.
       
      Whoever said football was fair?
       
      Washington needs to find a way to get hot in the second half. The Dallas Cowboys are infinitely beatable today.
       
      JimmiJo
       
      How do you like them apples?
      The Washington Redskins sent them home happy today. Along the way my ulcer started bleeding, I threw up twice, and peed the chair I was sitting in.
      Up by 10 at the two-minute warning, I did not expect to be hoping for a missed field goal to avoid overtime. But there I was, crossing fingers and toes and noticibly relieved when the ball bounced off the upright to seal the win.
      A lot of things had to go right for the Dallas Cowboys to even have a shot at the end. A lot more things went right for Washington.
      The Redskins held Ezekiel Elliot to just 33-yards rushing. They forced two fumbles by Dak Prescott, one of which went for a Redskins' touchdown, and sacked him a total of four times. 
      Ryan Kerrigan had his best day of the season, sacking Prescott twice, one of which caused the fumble for the score. Preston Smith scored the touchdown off of the fumble. Jonathan Allen and and Ryan Anderson each logged a sack. DJ Swearinger hit Prescott square on the ball to cause the other fumble by Prescott.
      And then there was the offense.
      Adrian Peterson defies time and physics in what he can still do on the football field. His ability to change directions instantly, the speed he still posesses, and his ability to play through multiple injuries is astonishing. He ran for 99-yards on 24-carries with a 4.1 yard per carry average. 
      Kapri Bibbs, the other back; added just 13-yards rushing. But as a receiver he caught 4 passes for 43-yards and the first touchdown of the game.
      Josh Doctson reeled in 3-receptions for 43-yards. Jordan Reed added 43-yards on his two catches. Maurice Harris logged 2 for 22-yards.
      Alex Smith had a adequate outting. He went 14/25 for 178 yards and a touchdown for a quarterback rating of 98.1. He was sacked once.
      His obvious miss of Jeremy Sprinkle running free in the end zone is almost cause for termination. Connect on that throw and the game is much more comfortable at the end. 
      The real stars of this show were the fat guys in the trenches. The offensive line that opened highway lane-wide holes for Peterson to run through, and the defensive line that wreaked such havok all game. 
       
      But we have to thank Dallas as well for things like an illegal snap to back the field goal unit up at the end. The holding call that negated the big gain one play before the sack/fumble/score was huge. They seemed to find ways to beat themselves.
       
      Despite the above, Dallas was right there until last miss that struck the goalpost. The win was entirely too close for comfort.
       
      But now that's it's over, I sure am enjoying the win.
       
      The Redskins sit alone at the top of the division after 6-weeks. They travel to New York next week where they can continue to help themselves with a win.
       
      But just because New York currently resides in the toilet does not mean they intend to roll-over and play dead. Washington will have their hands full if they don't get more production out of the offense.
       
      That's next week though. For now, I am intent on  enjoying an excellent victory. Against the Dallas Cowboys.
       
      What's not to like?
       
      Talk soon!
zskins

THE INSOMNIAC THREAD - 2018 Week 2: Welcomes the restless,drunken , die hard fans!

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1 hour ago, TryTheBeal! said:

I AM IRRATIONALLY OPTIMISTIC!

I don't blame you. This is the Redskins we're talking about, but damn, the potential is there, last week showed that.

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I don't remember the Redskins beeing a consistent good team 😂 So my expectations are: frustrating game that ends in a lose. 

 

Redskins made me a pessimistic grumpy old man. 

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I just got tix for Section 12 ROW 1!! Thats very front row in the endzone. (think" Lambeau leap "seats) I should be up close and personal on every scoring play. Could not sleep a wink last night and have a 3.5 hr drive to the game. Taking a buddy and his 2 year old daughter, so I'll probably have to skip the tailgate. I'm so stoked that I've been an insomniac, but not by choice. Let's get this thing started!

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I've got the Scrumpy Jack cider nicely chilled and the sticky BBQ chicken will be ready by game time, which is 6pm over here. My No. 71 jersey is hanging in the closet (really need to get that washed) and I am ****ing pumped for the game.

 

I'll be passing the time until kickoff watching the Singapore, Formula 1 grand prix (go Hamilton) and playing a Fallout 4, Survival Plus run on PS4 (no perks, no VATS, no power armor, no crafting, no cooking, no buying or selling, no companions, no settlements).

 

2-0 or Homer says D'oh.

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6 hours ago, Renegade7 said:

What ya'll up to?  Doing computer surgery, took SSD HDD out of my older i3 Linux laptop and put into a newer i5.  Love Linux so much, unlike Windows, when you do that, on boot all the necessary drivers for the new machine will be found and no need for a re-install.  I took the drive from the i5 (Windows 7) and slapped it into the older i3 laptop, but if I tried booting it, it would freak out on stupid ****, "Who's f'n keyboard is this?!"  Anyway, debating on leaving it on Windows 7 or upgrading to 10.  I hate 10.  But now I have a Linux and Windows laptop, no need for VMs or dual booting anymore.  Get them both up to 8GB RAM and I'm good.

 

Did you know you can do the same with Windows 10. I took a SSD with Win 10 running on a Core2 Duo and slapped into an i5 machine and not expecting to boot up but give me the wonderful BSOD but lo behold it said wait while we configure your devices and then booted right up into the Desktop. 

 

Highlight of my morning was when one the kids yelled RAT! It was a mouse sitting on the steps of the basement. Grabbed a plastic shopping bag and was able to catch him with my hand. It wasn't a very fast runner. Now most of my morning will be spent looking for where this damn thing came from since we don't have a walk-out basement. 

 

I still need to go to Costco to get some stuff for the grill out. It will be a long morning but should go fast.Thank you Mr. Mouse for jump starting my morning....lol 

 

GO SKINS!!!

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Woke up to find that no trees had fallen on or near the house and I still DirecTV satellite signal (for now). Can’t ask for much more than that under the current circumstances. Let’s get it today men!!  HAIL

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20 minutes ago, zskins said:

 

Did you know you can do the same with Windows 10. I took a SSD with Win 10 running on a Core2 Duo and slapped into an i5 machine and not expecting to boot up but give me the wonderful BSOD but lo behold it said wait while we configure your devices and then booted right up into the Desktop. 

 

 

Hmm... What were the models?

 

  I was going from Dell to Gateway, some drivers didn't exist anymore for 7 so had to upgrade to 10 after the reinstall.  If it's same model , ya,no issues .  Same brand, you might get lucky based of the generation of the machines, still not best practice with Windows, Dell had EUFI bios, gateway had regular bios, too.

 

Edit: you IT, too, so I know you know what I'm talking about : ) Legacy BIOS was enabled on the i5, but it was late so didn't feel like testing/risking it being an issue down the road vs knocking it out.  Think if I had upgrade the i5 to 10 I woulda had better success, base 7 install on i3 missing drivers, 10 upgrade found them all.  Microsoft being passive aggressive about upgrades as usual, lolz

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7 hours ago, TryTheBeal! said:

I AM IRRATIONALLY OPTIMISTIC!

 

What is the new word ‘optmistic’ you speak of? 

 

I’ve searched every Redskins dictionary known to man and its been erased WAY back for some reason?

 

Hail.

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2 minutes ago, Gibbs Hog Heaven said:

 

What is the new word ‘optmistic’ you speak of? 

 

I’ve searched every Redskins dictionary known to man and its been erased WAY back for some reason?

 

Hail.

 

GHH good to see ya around these parts. Careful... Another win today, and you just might catch some of this optimistic kool-aid yourself... 

 

2-0 in 3.5 hours, kids!!! 

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56 minutes ago, Renegade7 said:

 

Hmm... What were the models?

 

  I was going from Dell to Gateway, some drivers didn't exist anymore for 7 so had to upgrade to 10 after the reinstall.  If it's same model , ya,no issues .  Same brand, you might get lucky based of the generation of the machines, still not best practice with Windows, Dell had EUFI bios, gateway had regular bios, too.

 

Edit: you IT, too, so I know you know what I'm talking about : ) Legacy BIOS was enabled on the i5, but it was late so didn't feel like testing/risking it being an issue down the road vs knocking it out.  Think if I had upgrade the i5 to 10 I woulda had better success, base 7 install on i3 missing drivers, 10 upgrade found them all.  Microsoft being passive aggressive about upgrades as usual, lolz

 

Took my Win 10 SSD HD from Dell Dimension to Cyberpower. This was with Win 10. Does not and will not work with Win 7. I missed Win XP because you could do that. Sure you would have to provide the drivers and after that Win XP would work without any problems. I missed that. I am glad MS brought that back in Win 10. I have tried this with couple of laptops too with different generations of Intel processors. I haven't tried to go from Intel chipset to AMD chipset. If an opportunity comes up I will try. 

 

3 more hours to go! :)

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26 minutes ago, LetThePointsSoar said:

 

GHH good to see ya around these parts. Careful... Another win today, and you just might catch some of this optimistic kool-aid yourself... 

 

2-0 in 3.5 hours, kids!!! 

 

Thanks man. Appreciated.

 

Another win as professional looking as last weeks and I might need to reasses my Gruden issues. 

 

Side note- I still can’t get my head round just how bad my boy Sam looked. He was SO good in Norman coming out I homesty wanted us to tank bad to snagt him. Now, he looks ____ scared to even step on a football field. Like hes been hit that many times he’s got David Carr syndrome. Night and day from the legendary Sooner that gave OU fans so much pleasure.

 

 

Indy meanwhile have Luck healthy and looking on the way back to his best in Reichs innovatively open O. I think a big thing today will be if Mack is fit to go or not? He’ll add another dimension.

 

He doesn’t, I have the Redskins carrying the momentum over and winning fairly comfortably. He does, amd this thing could be a straight shoot-out right to the gun.

 

Watch Ryan Grant burn us too just because. ****er!

 

Hail.

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1 hour ago, DCtoSC_SKINS_LIFER said:

Woke up to find that no trees had fallen on or near the house and I still DirecTV satellite signal (for now). Can’t ask for much more than that under the current circumstances. Let’s get it today men!!  HAIL

Great! Just called my favored watering hole here in Charlotte to make sure they’re open...voila! Now, as long as I can make it there...and back...and the lights stay on!

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16 minutes ago, Long n Left said:

Great! Just called my favored watering hole here in Charlotte to make sure they’re open...voila! Now, as long as I can make it there...and back...and the lights stay on!

Great news!  Be safe brother. 

 

HAIL

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Currently buttnaked on a beach in St.Tropez guzzling rosè by the truckload in anticipation for kickoff!!

 

Note:  While I am striking the same pose as Laron in my sig, our body-types will not be confused. 

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1 hour ago, zskins said:

 

Took my Win 10 SSD HD from Dell Dimension to Cyberpower. This was with Win 10. Does not and will not work with Win 7. I missed Win XP because you could do that. Sure you would have to provide the drivers and after that Win XP would work without any problems. I missed that. I am glad MS brought that back in Win 10. I have tried this with couple of laptops too with different generations of Intel processors. I haven't tried to go from Intel chipset to AMD chipset. If an opportunity comes up I will try. 

 

3 more hours to go! :)

 

Oh ya, zero expectations with that one, unlike our football team. Hail to the MF'n Redskins!!!

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1 hour ago, LaRonDontLikeUgly said:

Currently buttnaked on a beach in St.Tropez guzzling rosè by the truckload in anticipation for kickoff!!

 

Note:  While I am striking the same pose as Laron in my sig, our body-types will not be confused. 

 

If you’re buttnaked, on the rouge, on a beach in St.Tropez and football is on your mind you’re doing this BADLY wrong. 

 

We need to have ‘the talk.’ 

 

Hail.

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32 minutes ago, Gibbs Hog Heaven said:

 

If you’re buttnaked, on the rouge, on a beach in St.Tropez and football is on your mind you’re doing this BADLY wrong. 

 

We need to have ‘the talk.’ 

 

Hail.

 

I'm more concerned about the rosè , but who am I to judge!

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