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      Good afternoon Redskins fans!  I have once again been invited to sit in the relative comfort of the press box and shout my thoughts into the void via this blog.  As you watch the game today and see the rain  pour relentlessly from the heavens, know that I am safe and dry.  Know also that @Spaceman Spiff is out there somewhere, cold and unappreciated, rolling around in the muck trying to capture that perfect picture.  Maybe say a little prayer for his health (or laugh, whatever, I’m not judging you).  Also, be sure not to miss the pictures he posts on this site after each game.     
       
      Before we get into today's Redskins game, I want give some thanks for more positive occurrences in DC sports.  Congrats to the Washington Mystics for winning their first championship.  Congrats go out to the Washington Nationals as well for reaching the world series.  These two teams (along with the Caps) are working hard to change the sports related mood around this town, and we're all happier for it. 
       
      Lets move now into less cheerful topics, namely your Washington Redskins!  Yow know things are going bad, and I mean really dang bad, when your team has gone through three quarterbacks and two coaches and your not even half way through the season.  Today's fresh hell comes in the form of a specter of the our recent past coming to smirk at our misfortune.  Im talking of course of Kyle.  Kyle's spent the week assuring everyone that he isn’t holding a grudge, while very obviously holding a grudge.  “Everything else.”  You know what I’m talking about. 
       
      If all he brought to town were his hurt feelings we wouldn’t have a problem.  Sadly, he’s arrived with an undefeated football team that the NFL says we have to play this week.  This feels entirely unfair. 
       
      My generic key to the game:  Run the ball and stop the run.  The team (spoiler alert: 49ers) that does this today will win.   
       
      Redskins Inactives  
      QB Colt McCoy  
      S Deshazor Everett  
      CB Josh Norman  
      RB Chris THompson  
      LB Josh Harvey-Clemons 
      G Wes Martin  
      TE Vernon Davis  
       
      49ers inactives  
      QB CJ Beathard 
      WR Deebo Samuel  
      CB Ahkello Witherspoon  
      FB Kyle Juszczyk 
      T Mike McGLinchey 
      T Joe Staley 
      DL DJ Jones 
       
      1st Quarter Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers
       
      Callahan wasn’t playing around when he said he wanted to run the ball.  That first drive was all runs, and looked great... right up until they tried to pass the ball.  Hopkins missed the relatively short fied goal, because of course he did.     

      Maybe Quinn isn’t a good choice to be returning punts?  Consider it.    
       
      That second Redskins drive looked more like what we’ve come to expect from this offense.  Run for negative yards, pass dropped, and an unsuccessful screen pass.  A quintessential Redskins three and out. 

      Passing yards this quarter:  Redskins 3. 49ers 9.  Are you not entertained?! 
       
      Half Time Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers 
       
      How happy are you to spend your Sunday afternoon watching this game?  Consider that some people paid money, to sit in a poncho, in the rain, to watch this game. 
       
      It’s now time for those half time adjustments that our beloved skins do so well.  It’s unlikely the second half mirrors the first. 
       
      3rd Quarter Update 
      Redskins 0 – 3 49ers  
       
      Good news, this game will not end in a 0-0 tie.  Those half time adjustments have kicked in as expected and the 49ers have found a way onto the scoreboard in this messy throwback game.  The Redskins have decided to spend the second half collecting holding penalties and sadness.  Mercifully, only one quarter remains. 
       
      End of Game Update 
      Redskins 0 – 9 49ers 
       
      Callahan hasn’t spent much time as the head coach of the Washington Redskins, but he’s already proven that his team can waste 2nd half timeouts like a veteran.  It makes little sense to adopt a strategy that shortens the game when your team is losing, and it makes even less sense when your team is short on time outs.  I’m not really sure what the thinking as late in this game.    
       
      Next week Kirk Cousins!   
       
       
stevenaa

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Why did you move from Miami?

I wasn't in Miami, I was in Maryland. I haven't lived in Florida for a very long time...

Anyway, I moved in with my brother, and cousin who graduated back in the spring, and found a job up here. I was disqualified from the delayed entry program (Air Force) for medical reasons, and one of my roomates lost his job, couldn't pay rent, and moved out, and we were having trouble finding another person to move in. My brother moved from Gaithersburg to Germantown, in a house with more space, and offered to take both of us in, at a cheaper rate.

Still getting used to leaving for work an hour earlier than I used too. That is one long and lonely trip down 270

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I'm sorry to hear that.

I'm watching Jerry Springer, I would total pick the mom over the daughter.

My application to transfer is due today. I really want to be accepted to UCLA. I would be the biggest bruin fan on this site.

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I already see one drawback to moving to Germantown, excluding the ridiculous traffic that I was already expecting. I can no longer get 980 on the radio. All I can get for my sports fix is The Junkies on the way to work, and Lavar aand Dukes on the way from work, where I have to listen to Chad tell the world that he has a little dick, jokingly referring to it as "The Blistex Cap." It's either that, WTOP, 99.5, 95.5, or my CD's. Sucks.

Listen to 980 on your phone, I do everyday.

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boysetsfire says it works fine on AM

Completely forgot about the AM dial. :doh:

I've been listening (or attempting to listen) to the fm portion. That explains a lot.

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You'll have to share your final thoughts on it. I remember hearing how "original" it was when it came out.

Its turned comical at this point.

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... sometimes I'll read a post...and look at the age of the member and they're younger (like under 30)...and think "well, youth plays a role here"... sometimes, if it's an older member (like over 50), I'll think "well your age plays a role there".... sometimes I'll read a post...note the age...and think "how did that person live this long?"....

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http://www.spreaker.com/user/baltimorespectator/live_stand_off_surrounded_by_cops?code=AQDwWrcawmpUiXYkIplquw6O8WZd0KbyDaDZSBp1ZcPAjTrmlu18n-WOysXY-lP2UBYjGlss3B26xoe7wDmLhaCtwj9SohzthuHckdaGbK4r0cFmYPT3J8YCWoOxubodZZMEV1ZhukLEN078QpLYKcw-PrkkrA7_ryPlqRmZG8cqAAUKPNNI0_u9PfBbD8tXuVQDOFxCxBCrJnbOXVynHulL

A blogger is having a standoff with the police and SWAT team over a outstanding warrant. I don't know the whole story but he is doing a live broadcast from inside his house right now. Pretty interesting.

---------- Post added December-1st-2012 at 08:48 PM ----------

The warrant is for a failure to appear and they brought the SWAT team haha. Apparently this guy speaks against the Baltimore police and government a lot on his blog.

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I hate that the games don't start until 2pm now. You people and your stupid DST.

---------- Post added December-2nd-2012 at 01:48 PM ----------

The end of League of Their Own gets me every damn time. Water works.

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KB's post should spurred the thought that I think FX's "The League" should be mandatory viewing in all American households. And I don't even do FF.

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Seeing all of the animations in the Hobbit (mainly the magic Orc sword from Rivendell) you forget how long ago it was that the LOTR movies came out. And even though the first one hi theaters in '01, I'm sure they had already started filming in '98-'99.

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Haven't seen League in a while

Saw one ep of Louie and it was funny but don't really have time to watch those eps regularly

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Tell ya what...as a guy working at it to stay in good shape while getting up there in years and accumulated physical stuff...no matter what else, ya have to respect the condition that guys like Stallone (66), Arnold (65), Van Damme (52), Lundgren (55), Chan (58!), an even "young" Li (49) are in and have maintained. Other guys are doing damn well (Eastwood, Ford, Connery) at even more advanced years, but the first group are truly in impressive shape.

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I think that out of that list, you would have to separate the guys who take, or have taken steroids, from the guys who seem to have done it naturally.

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I think that out of that list, you would have to separate the guys who take, or have taken steroids, from the guys who seem to have done it naturally.

Valid aspect of the matter, but different in relevance than in competitive athletic matters, of course. I have never taken any PED in all the competitive or other athletic activities throughout my life. But in this context, as long as it doesn't impact their health negatively, I assign no real criticism to that choice (though it may reflect certain kinds of problematic ego traits in my book---of course, culturally, the same traits can be beneficial at times, so....:)).

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Yeah I'm not going to be overly critical either, but as hard as it is to get in, and stay in that kind of ridiculous shape at an older age like that, I'd have more props for a dude who is busting his ass cleanly.

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