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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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you try to do too much thinking in the middle of the night.

i do too much arguing on es in the middle of the night.

Guilty as charged, sir. :ols:

got a nice gift today - a donovan #5 jersey. this future son in law is a keeper.

Very nice.

He clearly knows rule #1. He may be marrying your daughter, but your continued approval goes a long way in ensuring EVERYONE'S continued happiness.

All kidding aside, I'm glad your daughter seems to have chosen very wisely for herself. I'm happy for all of you. :cheers:

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I dunno why, but I'm REALLY looking forward to the Fourth of July this year.

hope it will be a day full of happiness for you.

quick question for you - is there a fourth of july in the czech republic?

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quick question for you - is there a fourth of july in the czech republic?

That joke is older than you.

That joke, and the remains of Noah's Ark they just found in Turkey. Neither by very much though. :pfft:

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That joke is older than you.

That joke, and the remains of Noah's Ark they just found in Turkey. Neither by very much though. :pfft:

Jeff Foxworthy ... "On the plane, the movie they were showing was Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey. Five minutes into the movie my brother goes "you know that ain't them dogs real voices" ... my sister got mad, "well thanks for spoiling it for everybody else!"

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hh is the first girl the one you said you wanted to pine in highschool but didnt and recently started talking to again or am i getting you confused with someone else. excuse my grammar am tired and to lazy to capitalize or put correct punctuation.

dont let me down, i like that song.

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hh is the first girl the one you said you wanted to pine in highschool but didnt and recently started talking to again or am i getting you confused with someone else. excuse my grammar am tired and to lazy to capitalize or put correct punctuation.

dont let me down, i like that song.

Same girl, yes.

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what happened it seemed like you two kids were developing something special

Nothing really "happened." And, well, maybe that's part of the problem. I thought things would have taken off a little more by now. I still wouldn't mind seeing where it goes, but I'm having some second thoughts about limiting my options.

I never lived, man. I mean, I was happy with my ex for a long, long time. And I dated someone when we would break up as kids, but I never got to just do my own thing and not worry about it.

I know I can't really make up for lost time in that regard, but I guess I feel like I don't want to lose any more.

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sounds like you need a crazy as weekend

"Vajazzled" caught my attention, for sure. :ols:

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your mom sounds cool btw, all my mom tells me is bring me home a white girl

My mom is amazing.

She's a mentor, best friend, shoulder to lean on, ear to listen, swift kick in the ass, kind of angel on earth. I appreciate her more than she'll ever know.

Oh, and we may be launching a business together very soon! Stay tuned! :D

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hope it will be a day full of happiness for you.

quick question for you - is there a fourth of july in the czech republic?

That question was amusing to me...when I was in the 4th grade. :silly:

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I'm finally going to try the double down sandwich, my girl is bringing it by my apartment. Will give my asessment afterwards.

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I'm finally going to try the double down sandwich, my girl is bringing it by my apartment. Will give my asessment afterwards.

Hate to break it to you, but you'll be disappointed. Definitely didn't live up to the hype. Its pretty good, but just not as good as I thought it would be.

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Hate to break it to you, but you'll be disappointed. Definitely didn't live up to the hype. Its pretty good, but just not as good as I thought it would be.

yeah well, sometimes ya gotta find out for yourself.

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Just finished the double down. Mines was still hot and fresh, but sadly, it didn't meet expectations. It was just okay, not really anything to write home about. It was unnaturally greasy though. I have'nt eaten something with so much grease on it in a long time. on a scale of 1-10, I'd give it a 5. Now I must drink lots of water so I don't keel over.

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