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      We’re still doing this?  Absolutely!  Despite all the compelling reasons to just let everyone go home and enjoy and extended offseason, this is not an option.  The games must be played, and therefore we the long-suffering fans will feel compelled to watch.  Even games no reasonable football fan would choose to watch like, for example, today’s Redskins Jets game.   

      Today’s convergence of sadness features the 30th ranked scoring offense (Jets 14.4 ppg) versus the 32nd (Redskins 12.0 ppg).  The first team to 15 wins!  With no playoff aspirations the compelling story lines for this game are largely limited to watching young players (hopefully) develop.  Dwayne Haskins gets his first home start and Derrius Guice is back from injury.   
       
      My, reasonable, goals for today’s game:  
      1- Score a touchdown 
      2- Score more than 17 points.   
      3- Haskins throws for 200 yards or more with no interceptions  
      4- Guice runs the ball at least 10 times and finishes at 3.5 yards per carry and healthy.  
       
      Hoping for a win at this point feels like setting myself up for disappointment, so I’m happy to settle for an entertaining loss.  
       
      Special thanks to @pez for some excellent Guinness beef stew.  If you absolutely have to stand in a frozen parking lot at 9am, the best place to do it is at the Extremeskins Tailgate with Pez and @Huly.  Great fans, great people. 
       
      The Redskins have declared for the following players as inactive: 
      Paul Richardson  
      Colt McCoy 
      Deshazor Everett 
      Chris Thompson  
      Ross Pierschbacher 
      Vernon Davis  
      Tim Settle  
       
      The Jets declared the following players as inactive  
      Nate Hairston  
      Darryl Roberts  
      Paul Worrilow 
      Matthias Farley  
      CJ Mosley  
      Jordan Willis  
      Leo Koloamatangi 
       
      1st Quarter - Redskins 0 - 6 Jets
      If you wanted to sit in the cold and watch a football game with some Jets fans at FedEx, but were worried that there were not enough seats available, I have good news.  There’s plenty of space available, so come on down and prove you’re a real fan by sitting though this in person.
       
      Jets dominated the 1st quarter even though they only scored 6 points.  The reason being that Washington managed only 13 yards of offense and a single first down.  
       
      Question: Is it still a check down pass if the QB never looks at anyone else?
       
      2nd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      The Jets have achieved an insurmountable 13 point lead early in the 2nd quarter.  All hope is lost.

      Is there a more perfect example of the Redskins offense than their first scoring drive in the 2nd quarter?  Interception gives the Redskins the ball on the Jets 16 yard line.  They proceed to march 10 yards backwards before kicking a field goal from the Jets 26.  It's perfect.  Two or three more field goals we can call it a day. 

      The Jets score again and if feels like they are are just piling on at this point.  Three touchdowns in the first half for them, just three points for the redskins.  Our streak of no touchdowns has now extended to 15 quarters. 
       
      3rd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      There is a spider slowly descending from the ceiling in the press box and it's the most interesting thing that's happened during the third quarter of this game. 
       
      I have decided to allow the spider to live, provided it does not touch me.  I'm off to get some more caffeine. 

      4th Quarter - Redskins 17 - 34 Jets
      The first wave of Redskins fans, the few that are here, started streaming towards the exits after that 4th Jets touchdown.  As if the Jets didn't have this game wrapped up in the 2nd quarter. 
       
      Jet have now more than doubled their average points per game and have matched their season high of 34 points (and they missed two field goals in this game). 
       
      TOUCHDOWN REDSKINS!  THE DROUGHT IT OVER!  Guice took a short pass from Haskins  all the way to the house.  2 point conversion is successful on a pass from Haskins to Quinn. 
       
      The Redskins score another touchdown!  This feels like an embarrassment of riches, even if we are still certain to lose this game. 
       
      End of Game.
       
      Let's review those reasonable goals I mentioned earlier:
       
      1- Success.
      2- Close enough, I'm counting it
      3- Haskins did throw for over 200, but unfortunately did have an interception. 
      4- Guice was not given the opportunity to run the ball ten times today.  He did however score on a 45 yard TD pass and finish the game healthy.  I'll take it.
       
      Even though the Redskins lost, it was good to see the offense show some faint signs of life and end the streak of games without a TD.  The team looked competitive for much of the second half, and perhaps they could have made this a fun game if they carried that same energy throughout.  It was good to see Guice and Mclaurin show out today.  I think both of them have a future with this team that I look forward to seeing. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
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You know. It's amazing how kids brains work. They are capable of thinking about simple things in abstract ways that I can't, or wouldn't, because I already have a lifetime of preconceived realities about how things "should be".

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Funniest story I've heard in a while.

Man facing charges for driving car in reverse to pick child up from school

Bedford Co., VA - A Moneta man is facing a felony child neglect charge after Bedford County deputies say he drove his car in reverse to pick up his child from school.

52-year-old Bruce Skilton told deputies his transmission went out in his car and the only gear he could get the car was reverse.

Last Thursday, dispatchers got a call from a driver reporting a car driving backwards down Rucker Road after leaving Moneta Elementary.

An off-duty deputy spotted the car.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the deputy noticed the passenger side windshield shattered and a 7-year-old child sitting in the front seat in a child safety seat. They also say the rear window was busted out.

Skilton told them he didn't see what the big deal was, according to deputies.

Skilton faces several charges, including reckless driving.

The child's mother came and picked up the child.

Pic at link. Of the man, not the car on the road unfortunately.

http://www.wset.com/story/29877685/man-facing-charges-for-driving-car-in-reverse-to-pick-child-up-from-school

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Funniest story I've heard in a while.

Man facing charges for driving car in reverse to pick child up from school

Pic at link. Of the man, not the car on the road unfortunately.

 

My folks retirement home is right down the road from there. Not the kind of roads I'd want to drive in reverse on. :wacko:

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Latest installment of "my wife..."

So my wife's friend just texted her "just did a shot with RZA from Wu Tang".

There is so much fail going on. This friend is no more than 30 minutes away. Why was a shout not made earlier.

And my wife definitely asked me, "Do you know R-Z-A (saying the letters individually) from Wu Tang?" When she initially read the message.

Disclaimer. There is a ten percent chance that this is just some black guy claiming to be the razor. These yinzers wouldn't know Obama from RZA if you put them both in a suit.

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Latest installment of "my wife..."

So my wife's friend just texted her "just did a shot with RZA from Wu Tang".

There is so much fail going on. This friend is no more than 30 minutes away. Why was a shout not made earlier.

And my wife definitely asked me, "Do you know R-Z-A (saying the letters individually) from Wu Tang?" When she initially read the message.

Disclaimer. There is a ten percent chance that this is just some black guy claiming to be the razor. These yinzers wouldn't know Obama from RZA if you put them both in a suit.

 

It could actually be true.  RZA has family in NC and SC IIRC (read it somewhere, and he always gave some shout-outs to NC).

 

Or it could be like this:

 

Edited by Dont Taze Me Bro
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Latest installment of "my wife..."

 

 

I know what you mean.

 

Wife told me the other day she wasn't wearing her underwear ? Yet she was wearing underwear.

 

She meant her typical style of panties. She almost fell over crying laughing at the face I made after my response was..."well, if they are not yours, whose are they ?"

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I just found out a few days ago that you can slow down the speed of youtube vids, not that it was difficult to find, I just never saw it.

 

2 things:

 

practicing guitar (since I am a beginner and am terrible) became faster to learn

 

pretty much everyone sounds drunk as **** trying to enunciate words

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My favorite show right now would have to be Mysteries at the Museum, which runs on H2 (whuch is basically the new History Channel now).

They do the backstory on various artifacts in museums scattered across the US.

They do a "Mysteries at the Monument" too...backstories on stuff in, you guessed it, monuments.   Some days I come home & hubby has recorded 3 or 4 episodes of one or the other, for when TV gets boring on the weekends.

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What if all the bad press and reports about the F-35 are really just a massive misinformation operation by the US government, so that when they have to be used, they are vastly underestimated.

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Or it could be like this:

 

 

That's funny. I always wanted to watch that how, maybe I'll get into it now. 

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What if all the bad press and reports about the F-35 are really just a massive misinformation operation by the US government, so that when they have to be used, they are vastly underestimated.

Kind of what I was thinking as well.

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I know what you mean.

 

Wife told me the other day she wasn't wearing her underwear ? Yet she was wearing underwear.

 

She meant her typical style of panties. She almost fell over crying laughing at the face I made after my response was..."well, if they are not yours, whose are they ?"

 

your post reminded me of this moment in the Trust Tree

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That's funny. I always wanted to watch that how, maybe I'll get into it now. 

You should E, it's hilarious.  Right now I think all the seasons are on Netflix, or all but the last one.

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Well I feel like **** today, condolences to the roanoake victims. Maybe it's my passion for the media (hard to believe as much as I have trashed the DC sports media) but I've always been a big fan of the news and telecasts dating back to my youth. So people getting shot LIVE on TV, that touches a nerve. You don't expect reporters to go out there in America reporting from a mini golf course and fear for their life. It's just unspeakable tragedy. Rip

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