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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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Gimmie some of that sammich. :D

Had a Tortada last weekend. Not bad at all. Alot better than that overrated Double Down, that's for sure.

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Question, in Pacific, the guy who plays Sledge Hammer? Isn't that the little boy from Jurrasic Park? I swear it's him all grown up now.

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Had a Tortada last weekend. Not bad at all. Alot better than that overrated Double Down, that's for sure.

I agree, the double down is overrated. It was good don't get me wrong, but wasn't worth all the hype. The meal is like $8 which is crazy. But the cheese on it wasn't even melted and the 2 pieces of bacon were so small I didn't even notice it on there. It definitely isn't something that I'll be obsessing over.

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Question, in Pacific, the guy who plays Sledge Hammer? Isn't that the little boy from Jurrasic Park? I swear it's him all grown up now.

I'm not sure his name in The Pacific, but yea, the kid from Jurassic Park is in there. I recognized him right away and it took me a few minutes to figure out why. Joseph Mazzello is his name.

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Just when I thought it was safe to go back in to the ES bandwidth,the Redskins release 5 players. One of them Marko Mitchell. Thanks Redskins.

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Just when I thought it was safe to go back in to the ES bandwidth,the Redskins release 5 players. One of them Marko Mitchell. Thanks Redskins.

WHAT?

Uh oh...off to the Stadium I go.

:ols:

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Just when I thought it was safe to go back in to the ES bandwidth,the Redskins release 5 players. One of them Marko Mitchell. Thanks Redskins.
Hahahaha!! Hey, your made your mod bed, now you gotta go lay in it! :silly:

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Hahahaha!! Hey, your made your mod bed, now you gotta go lay in it! :silly:

:ols: Yep. That's what I get for choosing the red pill.

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Just when I thought it was safe to go back in to the ES bandwidth,the Redskins release 5 players. One of them Marko Mitchell. Thanks Redskins.

but, but, but, he's tall! and monty is big!

ok, that second sentence is just um, uh. hey, you know what i mean.

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I love Florida...seriously.

:puke:

Monster Energy drinks are as close to a cocaine high as your gonna get out of a soft drink.

Hey Rich, the oil spill screwing you up at all?

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Hey Rich, the oil spill screwing you up at all?

Not yet, but it's gonna screw up people in Idaho before it's over with. I'm trying to have faith that there is a group of people out there working their butts off to stop this thing. Just crush the end of the pipe for God's sake. Anything, just slow it down. Jam a rubber plug in it.

I've been keeping up with it ad nausium. Finger pointing, people saying the president didn't act fast enough. I don't agree with Obama, but not even he knew that major oil corps are pumping oil in the most fragile area in the world without safeguards. BP, at least in my opinion, has no idea of what to do. Sure they'll pay the dollar amount, but what is going to happen in the long run can not have a price tag.

This, IMO, is going to be Obama's 9/11. I for one hope he looks like a genius at the end of it.

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It was done for your own good :silly:

Okay this makes me laugh.

Mick it was just a matter of time, you should have expected it at some point.

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I'm totally watching Paramore Takeover on Fuse and enjoying it right now. You can never have enough of Hayley.
Mmm, Hayley Williams :cloud9:

Their music's not terrible either (I saw them live awhile ago :anon: ).

3 more weeks until 24 ends :cry:

Less than that for Lost :cry:

GOW II kicks ass.

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I'm totally watching Paramore Takeover on Fuse and enjoying it right now. You can never have enough of Hayley.
It's great to watch her on mute :)

In other music related news, Disturbed and Avenged Sevenfold announced for Uproar Festival and Tool announced tour dates.

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It's great to watch her on mute :)
:slap:

Fail. Music's catchy.

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It's great to watch her on mute :)

In other music related news, Disturbed and Avenged Sevenfold announced for Uproar Festival and Tool announced tour dates.

Thanks for sharing, Disturbed and A7X are a couple of my favorites. Always wanted to see Tool too.

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