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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 head coach, 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!   
       
       
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5 hours ago, LD0506 said:

 

NP, done, seems like the least I can do...........

 

 

Never let it be said that I didn't do the least I could do

 

Thanks Hawkeye.

 

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Forgot how good Cheerios are. Cold skim milk. Nice little dinner for me.

 

I'm such a horrible procrastinator (or good procrastinator). Taking the GRE on 5/13 and haven't studied in the least. I feel pretty confident about the verbal/written part, math/quantitative not so much. I'll take a practice test tonight...or tomorrow. 

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I don't understand how this happens.

 

How do judges keep their jobs after this? How can they even be considered competent?

 

 

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It's because crimes against women and children of either sex is extremely discounted and not taken seriously. Because we aren't men. And it's just sex, to which men are entitled even if taken by force.

 

Until this rape culture attitude changes and real penalties are enforced, it will continue.

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6 hours ago, Warhead36 said:

Debating getting a stand up desk at work

 

It's like I don't even know who you are anymore.

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2 hours ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

 

It's like I don't even know who you are anymore.

I sit down too much and it results in me being super stiff. I have to stretch for like 20 minutes to get loose before any sort of physical activity. Would like to be on my feet a little more. Not all day but at least for small periods of time.

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9 hours ago, Warhead36 said:

Debating getting a stand up desk at work

 

Meh, if you get it in at the gym, I don't see the need.

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3 minutes ago, Warhead36 said:

I sit down too much and it results in me being super stiff. I have to stretch for like 20 minutes to get loose before any sort of physical activity. Would like to be on my feet a little more. Not all day but at least for small periods of time.

 

Not what I expected from someone who plays volleyball much as you.  Are you barely actively except when you go play?  @Mr. Sinister right and I'd recommend regular close to daily activity or exercise if you arent already.  Good and bad, think about it, can tell you first person I installed one for their doctor basically prescribed it, you dont sound at that point.

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57 minutes ago, Mr. Sinister said:

 

Meh, if you get it in at the gym, I don't see the need.

Sitting for extended periods might just be the worst thing you can do for your body. More power to you. I’d get one too if it were t so expensive.

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4 hours ago, Elessar78 said:

Sitting for extended periods might just be the worst thing you can do for your body. More power to you. I’d get one too if it were t so expensive.

 

No offense, buy I think not exercising and not eating right, and leading a largely sedentary lifestyle is the worst thing you can do to your body, which is why I said that if he isn't doing that, then I get it.

 

The amount of exercise you need if you're working in a chair is trivial by comparison to someone who does little to no exercise at all, and then sits in a chair. That's why, for the most part, people recommend just taking the stairs, or getting up and stretching and walking around.

 

I think the reason this is becoming a problem, directly correlates with obesity in America. People, in general, are not exercising and eating right. When you then sit down all day, I believe that is when things get dangerous.

 

So again, if one is getting a good daily workout, etc, and isn't disabled to some capacity (or a lot older, where maybe you can't get around like you used to, it just doesn't seem necessary.

 

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8 hours ago, Warhead36 said:

I sit down too much and it results in me being super stiff. I have to stretch for like 20 minutes to get loose before any sort of physical activity. Would like to be on my feet a little more. Not all day but at least for small periods of time.

 

I stood in line 45 minutes at the DMV yesterday morning.  Not once did I think to myself "Damn, I wish I had a desk here so I could do work."

 

I understand where you're coming from in regards to being stiff, etc but I just can't relate on the standing desk thing.

2 hours ago, Mr. Sinister said:

 

No offense, buy I think not exercising and not eating right, and leading a largely sedentary lifestyle is the worst thing you can do to your body, which is why I said that if he isn't doing that, then I get it.

 

The amount of exercise you need if you're working in a chair is trivial by comparison to someone who does little to no exercise at all, and then sits in a chair. That's why, for the most part, people recommend just taking the stairs, or getting up and stretching and walking around.

 

I think the reason this is becoming a problem, directly correlates with obesity in America. People, in general, are not exercising and eating right. When you then sit down all day, I believe that is when things get dangerous.

 

So again, if one is getting a good daily workout, etc, and isn't disabled to some capacity (or a lot older, where maybe you can't get around like you used to, it just doesn't seem necessary.

 

 

Preach.  And smoking, too.  

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I’m sure you believe that but the new studies suggest otherwise. Some studies agree, in part, with what you say: sitting for hours can be offset by intense, vigorous exercise daily. 

 

But other studies show that in workers who have similar diet and lifestyle, whether they sit for extended periods (drivers, etc) vs people on their feet-the sitter’s are 2x more likely to die of heart disease early. 

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So, I made it back to GA☹, went to the doctor, and she wants to send me to a hematologist. (The stomach thing was actually diverticulitis, accompanied by anemia. )

I'm freaking out, and my husband is being an ass.

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5 minutes ago, TryTheBeal! said:

Kate trying to make us all thirsty.

Kate: No milk will be ever our milk, Bealy.

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2 hours ago, Elessar78 said:

I’m sure you believe that but the new studies suggest otherwise. Some studies agree, in part, with what you say: sitting for hours can be offset by intense, vigorous exercise daily. 

 

But other studies show that in workers who have similar diet and lifestyle, whether they sit for extended periods (drivers, etc) vs people on their feet-the sitter’s are 2x more likely to die of heart disease early. 

 

I know people eho drive for work, and the majority of them are in shape.

 

Sounds fairly subjective. "Similar diet and lifestyle" doesn't sound like "Comparing 2 people who both eat right and exercise."

 

I mean, sure, if you compare them then, the one that sits less may come out ahead somewhere, but I seriously doubt it's that substantial.

 

People come out with all kinds of one sided/incomplete studies all the time. Not sauing its a hundred percent false, but it just doesn't seem to be accounting for all of the horrible things people do to their bodies in 2019 America.

 

Eating right, exercising, getting appropriate sleep, etc (and getting up and stretching) should be enough. 

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