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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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i've never been to krystal's... but the booger sandwiches do sound tasty

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

If you're in the south, go there. These small burgers with pickles, cheese & onions or chicken filet small sandwiches you can eat a lot of and not feel so guilty. Open 24 hours. Great midnight snacks.

No boogers. Just pickles. ;)

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:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

If you're in the south, go there. These small burgers with pickles, cheese & onions or chicken filet small sandwiches you can eat a lot of and not feel so guilty. Open 24 hours. Great midnight snacks.

No boogers. Just pickles. ;)

That does sound good... I'll keep my eyes open for it.

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Which came first:

The noun luggage?

Or the verb to lug?

Actually it started with the first guy to check into a hotel and say "Hey ya big lug, grab my bags!"

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"Might I add." Funny how someone says this AFTER they added. :)

Its kind of like when someone says - "Can I ask you a question?"

Ummm..... you just did.

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Its kind of like when someone says - "Can I ask you a question?"

Ummm..... you just did.

Or "Mind you,"........ I've noticed a lot of real northerners do this, Vikings almost, and especially Canadians. Anyone concur?

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You knows those cookies the dinosaur poster gives you at the front of harris-teeters?

i went there today

and he was wiped clean

i tried to go to the front manager people at the counter

but they ignored me

where should i go to report this type of thing?

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You knows those cookies the dinosaur poster gives you at the front of harris-teeters?

i went there today

and he was wiped clean

i tried to go to the front manager people at the counter

but they ignored me

where should i go to report this type of thing?

The Cookie Monster. He knows cookies: "C is for Cookie, that's good enough for me. Cookie, cookie, cookie, that's good enough for me."

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The Cookie Monster. He knows cookies: "C is for Cookie, that's good enough for me. Cookie, cookie, cookie, that's good enough for me."

hmmmmm

do you know where to find him?

he wasnt in the yellow pages

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Its kind of like when someone says - "Can I ask you a question?"

Ummm..... you just did.

The correct way to punctuate the phrase "I know it's none of my business, but . . . " is to place a period immediatly before the "but". Do not use unnecessary violence in providing the person with his period. Shooting him will be a momentary pleasure only, and will doubtless get you talked about. .

Robert Heinlein. (Lazarus Long?)

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How come I don't look any older to myself but I do to everyone else

1) you're over 30.

2) you are only as old as you feel. :D

Why are the months of February through August the longest? Oh yeah, it's post-season. :doh:

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1) you're over 30.

2) you are only as old as you feel. :D

Why are the months of February through August the longest? Oh yeah, it's post-season. :doh:

Where in the "Neck" do you reside?

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How come I don't look any older to myself but I do to everyone else

I'd been noticing a similar effect for years.

Seems I really haven't aged much since 18. But when I pass a school bus, it's full of kids.

When I went to High School, it was full of grownups.

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