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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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Here is stand, outside the Alamo Drafthouse waiting for our friends. I am ****ing FURIOUS right now. Nothing in life annoys me more than being late for something. Movie starts in 3 minutes, and I'm outside (under cover) in the rain. Never again. NEVER. EVER. AGAIN.

We tried to be nice with our friends and invite them out, but they don't appreciate/understand how incredibly important it is to be on time at the Alamo Drafthouse

See you guys later, they're here. Gumps

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I was working out, let some dude work in. Turns out he is on the baseball team, invited me to go party with them.

Is he a pitcher or a catcher? ;)

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LOL, I just finished a salad because I haven't had a white girls butt in a long time.

 

White girls don't typically have a butt.

Living in ATL, I would think that having that rear...would make you more money.

 

Had a girl tell me once her face was her best feature, I stepped to the side and said...nah. Now she looks like a bean pole.

THE PROBLEM IS THAT MY CLOTHES ARE SHRINKING!

YES, I'M AWARE THAT I'M YELLING AT YOU!

 

As long as the stomach isn't growing...we don't care.

Not even a little.

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LOL, I just finished a salad because I haven't had a white girls butt in a long time.

TOOC?

I got Mary last time. Can't get her again.

lol. ****ing white people.

they do live longer, though

****ing hilarious!

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Weekend is finally almost here.  Going to a surprise 40th birthday party for one of my best friends on Saturday.  I'm the bait keeping him out of the house all day, so his wife can set everything up and everyone can arrive.  

 

After a early afternoon of drinking and watching the Summer Slam PPV, we are going to head back to his house to meet up for dinner with his wife/kids.  

 

Should be a pretty fun Saturday.  I'll be drunk, everyone will be drunk, balls will be busted.....good times ahead!

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Stepsister, parents marry when she is 16. No go? or **** it?

Just watching this thing about Mussolini. His father was against it. Thought it would make the family look bad. Anyone wanna guess what way serial rapist Mussolini went? Bonus points: what were the end results?

Ftr, Mussolini was 20

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Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I'm so wired. Have important meeting in DC in the AM. Debating whether it's even worth trying to go to sleep. **** the moon.

Any chance Hitler was gay? I can't think of another dictator in history who didn't bang chicks left and right, rape or not.

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Stepsister, parents marry when she is 16. No go? or **** it?

Reminds me of a member of another forum. He had a step-sister that he was creeping on. I can't remember most of his creeping activities, but we finally banned him when he posted a picture of his dick laying on his step-sister's bra. What a creepy little ****.

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Any chance Hitler was gay? I can't think of another dictator in history who didn't bang chicks left and right, rape or not.

Oh, yeah...I've watched several WWII docs that alluded to that as fact, so I just assumed he was.

Not that there's anything wrong with that...it was all the other nutty **** he did. ;)

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Yeah I wouldn't marry or mess with a stepsibling or 1st, 2nd or any rank that has 'cousin' attached to it.

I don't get it. I've had friends tell me they have been at family reunions and talking to attractive cousins and try to find out if they are blood or not so they can fool around. Wtf? Over here tracing out ancestry.com to find lay.

Not a good look imo

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My wife wants to put our daughter in dance classes, because she likes to dance. I coach soccer, so I want her to play soccer. 

 

Dance classes are pretty useless. If a 5 year old wants to dance, put some music on in a room and let them move around. Why does it have to be formalized? IMO, her enjoyment of moving around and expressing herself is going to be diminished by some stupid **** telling her what to do. 

 

Not to mention that those high school dance teams are just like pre-whore training. Might as well put up a pole in the basement like Nelly at that point. 

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My wife wants to put our daughter in dance classes, because she likes to dance. I coach soccer, so I want her to play soccer.

Dance classes are pretty useless. If a 5 year old wants to dance, put some music on in a room and let them move around. Why does it have to be formalized? IMO, her enjoyment of moving around and expressing herself is going to be diminished by some stupid **** telling her what to do.

Not to mention that those high school dance teams are just like pre-whore training. Might as well put up a pole in the basement like Nelly at that point.

Have your daughter do both. Then she can decide which she enjoys more and which she is better at.

Simple solution

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Pre-whore training ? That's a leap and a stretch. Wow.

 

How useful is soccer for 97% of females in the world ?

 

Perhaps she will find a person she can have a civil union with...you see how ridiculous that sounds ?

 

Jeepers.

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I actually agree with El a little. 

 

I remember watching the Falcons cheerleaders at the Redskins game here a couple years ago, turned to my friend (the girl I go to hockey games with) and said, "You've gotta really want to shake your ass in public to do that."

She agreed.

But I see your point too, Kosher. 

So, Xamiel is right. :P

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Recommend "The Gold School" play list on Spotify. Hip Hop hits circa 1991-2000.

 

Blacksheep, House of Pain, Cypress HIll, Naughty, Nas, Dre, Onyx, NWA, OutKast, and Wu-Tang.

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My wife wants to put our daughter in dance classes, because she likes to dance. I coach soccer, so I want her to play soccer. 

 

Dance classes are pretty useless. If a 5 year old wants to dance, put some music on in a room and let them move around. Why does it have to be formalized? IMO, her enjoyment of moving around and expressing herself is going to be diminished by some stupid **** telling her what to do. 

 

Not to mention that those high school dance teams are just like pre-whore training. Might as well put up a pole in the basement like Nelly at that point. 

 

My daughter takes dance, started at age 5 and is starting year three of classes (age 7) and she loves it.  It allows her to continue to interact socially, make new friends, learn discipline, coordination, etc.  

 

The school she is in has tons of locations, so at the annual recital, it's all of the classes (all ages) and it's held uptown Charlotte at the theater which holds like 2000 people.

 

Thing goes from 6:00 to near 11:00 pm if you were to stay for the entire show.  We leave after all her songs are completed, as do most of the other parents.  Good thing about the recital, it gets them up on a stage, in front of a large crowd.  There is around 1200 people at her recitals.  

 

And as far as her teacher/school, they are great, they don't yell at them.  They work with them and teach.  I'd let her decide or try both.  Right now Tazette takes dance, swim lessons and gymnastics.  

I actually agree with El a little. 

 

I remember watching the Falcons cheerleaders at the Redskins game here a couple years ago, turned to my friend (the girl I go to hockey games with) and said, "You've gotta really want to shake your ass in public to do that."

She agreed.

But I see your point too, Kosher. 

So, Xamiel is right. :P

 

I know that there is some dance involved, but cheerleading is a whole different story.  All they teach in dance, at least where Tazette goes is ballet and tap. 

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Pre-whore training ? That's a leap and a stretch. Wow.

 

How useful is soccer for 97% of females in the world ?

 

Perhaps she will find a person she can have a civil union with...you see how ridiculous that sounds ?

 

Jeepers.

It was just a little schtick for laughs/shock value—but not completely out there too.  

 

I think it's very useful for the 97%. Fitness, team work, empathy, cause/effect decision making. Not to say those things aren't in dance, but I don't really see it either.  I'm all for other individual sports, tennis, etc. I just think the end product isn't somewhere I want to go with dance.

 

Xameil's point is not invalid, but as a coach, I see too many families involved in too many sports/activities. We're not going down that road. We're going to pick one per season and it can be different each season. And as much as it goes against my gut instinct, I won't let my kids be one sport athletes until much later in the process. Probably, most importantly, there should be a lot of time for free play. Kids don't get nearly enough of that these days, which ultimately hurts their overall athletic development. 

 

I also don't know if it should be the kids' choice all the time. We put her in, say, Sunday school because we believe in the benefits it brings. As a soccer coach, I'd be remiss if I didn't believe that it possessed superior character development qualities that I didn't see in other sports. We inculcate our kids with our preferences like political beliefs and religious beliefs, because for no other reason we think they are right. 

 

Was just reading this thing about the Gracie clan. They put each son and nephew into jui-juitsu. That's the extreme end of this example, but not convinced that's a completely negative thing. Basically, you do the things you believe in and or know.

 

The place that offers the dance, also offers movement/tumbling training. I'd be all about that. 

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