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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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Like the president has no power over a private citizen, right?
 
Like Trump couldn't compel you to go get him a glass of water, like he could a soldier that was in the room. 

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4 minutes ago, Elessar78 said:
Like the president has no power over a private citizen, right?
 
Like Trump couldn't compel you to go get him a glass of water, like he could a soldier that was in the room. 

 

EDIT.  NM

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1 hour ago, Elessar78 said:
Like the president has no power over a private citizen, right?
 
Like Trump couldn't compel you to go get him a glass of water, like he could a soldier that was in the room. 

I think you may be in the wrong thread.

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So my XO asked today if I would rather be invaded by aliens or zombie apocalypse (obviously a busy day at work).

 

I chose zombies because at least you know what you're getting in to.  Aliens could be like Independence Day or E.T.

 

Thoughts?

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17 minutes ago, TheGreatBuzz said:

So my XO asked today if I would rather be invaded by aliens or zombie apocalypse (obviously a busy day at work).

 

I chose zombies because at least you know what you're getting in to.  Aliens could be like Independence Day or E.T.

 

Thoughts?


I'm with you.  Zombies, no brainer.  Especially it they're Walking Dead "slow" zombies and now those holy **** WWZ zombies.  

Walkers would be very easy to control with the US military still intact.  **** the civilians, though.  They're useless.  Just take care of the active duty and vets that can still hold a gun.  :) 

Aliens might War of the Worlds tripod our asses and we're dust in the wind.  

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If aliens can get here from other solar systems, or even worse - other galaxies, they will easily be able to Death Star our asses.  That's easy, I'll take the Walkington Redskins.

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Aliens.... best chance for a quick, irradiated death.

 

If I'm gonna go, I dont wanna be Golden Corral for a bunch of psychos, ripping and gnashing

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46 minutes ago, Chew said:


I'm with you.  Zombies, no brainer.  Especially it they're Walking Dead "slow" zombies and now those holy **** WWZ zombies.  

Walkers would be very easy to control with the US military still intact.  **** the civilians, though.  They're useless.  Just take care of the active duty and vets that can still hold a gun.  :) 

Aliens might War of the Worlds tripod our asses and we're dust in the wind.  

Some thing tells me you would be welcoming to a tripod up your ass

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34 minutes ago, Dr. Do Itch Big said:

Some thing tells me you would be welcoming to a tripod up your ass


Funny and all, but why are you always talking about my ass?  :(

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2 hours ago, TheGreatBuzz said:

So my XO asked today if I would rather be invaded by aliens or zombie apocalypse (obviously a busy day at work).

 

I chose zombies because at least you know what you're getting in to.  Aliens could be like Independence Day or E.T.

 

Thoughts?

 

Aliens, obv

 

 

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On 10/22/2019 at 9:17 AM, Elessar78 said:

sorry about that bruh. Hopefully they pay out your PTO. Were they going to cash you out for any unused PTO? 

 

Edit: If they weren't going to cash you out, then even better to take it as leave.


They are gonna do a mass payout that gets us taxed to hell.  VA employment commission even showed up yesterday to question their layoff tactics.  Unfortunately our Corp is in FL and you can bet they won’t be easy to reach.  
 

The company is going downhill fast.  We were the strongest region and they kicked us to send our jobs to Arizona to save a few bucks which FL and AZ are our worst regions that constantly drag us down.  Our Corp office is so bad they constantly fire and layoff people. Our rating is in the **** now thanks to their awful decisions the last two years.  I bet it’s hurting me on the job hunt.  I’ve been crushing interviews and getting rejected everytime or absolutely lowballed.  Plus Richmond job market is terrible.  I’ve had no choice but to interview elsewhere.  I been looking at maybe heading for another state possibly at this point. 

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13 hours ago, Chew said:


I'm with you.  Zombies, no brainer.  Especially it they're Walking Dead "slow" zombies and now those holy **** WWZ zombies.  

Walkers would be very easy to control with the US military still intact.  **** the civilians, though.  They're useless.  Just take care of the active duty and vets that can still hold a gun.  :) 

Aliens might War of the Worlds tripod our asses and we're dust in the wind.  

 

Slow zombies are nearly impossible how media portrays them, if it happens, almost 100% chance they'll be fast, rage virus types that may be too mad to drink water and die within a week.

 

I'd take Aliens so I dont have to deal with blowing my girl's head off in case she gets infected.  More likely for society to unite under a common goal like our collective survival.  Maybe I can convince @TryTheBeal! To never calls me Gade again while we ride into gurillia war together : )

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54 minutes ago, Renegade7 said:

 

Slow zombies are nearly impossible how media portrays them, if it happens, almost 100% chance they'll be fast, rage virus types that may be too mad to drink water and die within a week.

 

I'd take Aliens so I dont have to deal with blowing my girl's head off in case she gets infected.  More likely for society to unite under a common goal like our collective survival.  Maybe I can convince @TryTheBeal! To never calls me Gade again while we ride into gurillia war together : )

 

What if it's like a Bird Box scenario where people are committing mass suicide because they're being controlled by a crazy host virus?

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I have totally refrained from posting in the Nationals thread this year.

 

I want to do it, so bad. I have since before the season. But with this run I'm getting the itch.

 

But I will refrain. And if the Nats go on to win the whole thing I will never post in it again.

 

Guess I'll stick to Reddit :ols:

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1 hour ago, Barry.Randolphe said:

 

What if it's like a Bird Box scenario where people are committing mass suicide because they're being controlled by a crazy host virus?

 

That would suck, but as long as its biological it can be reverse engineered.

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17 hours ago, Chew said:


Funny and all, but why are you always talking about my ass?  :(

Same reason you always talk about my dick. 

How would fast raging zombies even work. Their muscles have atrophied and wouldn’t be able to contract quickly. Fast raging zombies make less sense than slow ones. 

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6 hours ago, KDawg said:

I have totally refrained from posting in the Nationals thread this year.

 

I want to do it, so bad. I have since before the season. But with this run I'm getting the itch.

 

But I will refrain. And if the Nats go on to win the whole thing I will never post in it again.

 

Guess I'll stick to Reddit :ols:

 

What's your opinion on the slaughter/consumption of turkeys???

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