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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!
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Best Cell Phone Carrier - Deals, Coverage, Etc.

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I currently have Verizon Wireless with an iPhone 7 plus.  I don't like the phone that much at all and Verizon has changed to where they don't offer contracts anymore and the deals aren't as great as they used to be back in the day.  I don't want to get stuck leasing a phone from them another two years as the option to upgrade after half the phone is paid off isn't appealing to me because I don't need new tech right away.  

 

I'm about to pay my phone off and will be looking to get another Samsung Galaxy phone and perhaps change carriers.  So, who does everyone think is the best carrier overall.  Please take into consideration how good their coverage is, dropping calls, etc., deals, prices on plans, contracts, fee to break a contract, customer service, etc.  

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Smart move getting off the iPhone though Google's lack of an iMessage is unacceptable in 2018. That said, paying $1000 for a phone to look on Instagram and Snapchat, and send emails is such an insane waste of money. 90% of people do not need a flagship phone's specs so paying over and over to get 6-month upgrades makes no sense. The iPhone X is a fantastic phone no question (though I think notches are ugly, just slim down the bezels)

 

You don't need a Snapdragon 845 to use social media smoothly and use video apps, and that's what most people use phones for. Camera quality is probably the biggest thing if that's something you value but still not worth hundreds more. At that point, get a real camera.

 

Google Fi is a good option. Your best bet is to go on live chat or the phone with any of them and explain how you have options and they need to earn your business.

 

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When it comes to carriers I wholly believe that you pay for what you get.

 

There is a reason that Verizon costs more. The network is superior (imho).

 

I always ask myself is it worth saving $10 a month (or whatever) and be pissed off with a lesser network that doesn't have Verizon's data speed and/or coverage. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, PleaseBlitz said:

The Wall Street Journal created a tool to pick the best cell carrier based on how you use it.  Not sure if they keep it updated.  

 

http://graphics.wsj.com/PhonePlan/

 

I'm paying much less than half what is listed for AT&T for 4 lines, 20 GB shared with rollover. Legacy plans FTW.

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1 minute ago, Corcaigh said:

 

I'm paying much less than half what is listed for AT&T for 4 lines, 20 GB shared with rollover. Legacy plans FTW.

 

I am too, but my glee is tempered by the fact that 2 of those lines are for my in laws. 

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In the future, ideally, there will be some kind of universal WIFI in most cities and actual data usage will be reserved for when you get way out into rural areas.

 

I pay about $150 for 2 phones/lines. Unlimited data with Sprint.  The cell service speed could be better admitting-ly, however between work and my home, I am connected to WIFI about 90% of the time anyway.

 

Most carriers now you don't even pay for the phone up front.  You just pick your phone and your plan, and the phone is anywhere from $15-20 extra on your bill per month until it is either paid off or you become eligible for an upgrade.  I believe the biggest cost now is the sales tax which usually gets lumped onto the following billing cycle's bill or you have the option to pay it up front.

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Sprints 1 year bring you own device free unlimited plan is the best deal for cheapskates or for kids in my opinion. You only pay $4 in taxes... It expires Jan 2019

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7 minutes ago, NoCalMike said:

In the future, ideally, there will be some kind of universal WIFI in most cities and actual data usage will be reserved for when you get way out into rural areas.

 

I pay about $150 for 2 phones/lines. Unlimited data with Sprint.  The cell service speed could be better admitting-ly, however between work and my home, I am connected to WIFI about 90% of the time anyway.

 

 

 

That's what XFi from Comcast/Xfinity is trying to do.

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I buy my own phones and use prepaid. 50 bucks for unlimited works for me.

2 minutes ago, killerbee99 said:

Sprints 1 year bring you own device free unlimited plan is the best deal for cheapskates or for kids in my opinion. You only pay $4 in taxes... It expires Jan 2019

I would get on this but my phone doesn't support CDMA.

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Man, i just went thru all this **** on saturday.  What a cluster

 

We needed 3 lines, we settled on at&t.  We got a buy one get one on the iphone x and i think its going to be roughly $180 per month for the 3 lines and total phone expense.  But you get a discount on directv

 

My frustration with carriers is that there is nobody that incentifies their customers to just pay cash for thei phone.  Its always some sort of discount spread out over 24 months.  

 

That entire industry is one giant predatory cluster****.

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1 hour ago, PleaseBlitz said:

 

I am too, but my glee is tempered by the fact that 2 of those lines are for my in laws. 

 

Show them your calculator and ask them to pay their 'share'

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Yeah it was ****ed when they got off discounts for phones.  Haven’t upgraded in 4 years, when I used to upgrade every 2.

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