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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 fixed that for you.

Some of us are law abiding citizens/cringe at the idea of giving my debit card number to anyone on the internet. :pfft:

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Music is music regardless of where it comes from. If I had a record player, I'd probably buy vinyl more often.

If you're tired of making The Man's pockets bigger, I'd suggest limewire or bearshare.:)

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If you're tired of making The Man's pockets bigger, I'd suggest limewire or bearshare.:)
That is only if you listen to Metallica or the Pop genre.

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Sept. 18th can't here quick enough.

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Did you meet him recently?

Yes, a few times. He comes down to the OTC quite a bit to train.

First time was at a karaoke bar across the street from the OTC where all the wrestlers hang out on the weekends and he was a jerk.

Most recently, this week at the OTC. Again, major poophead.

I think I'm a pretty good judge of character, and it wasn't like it was some fan event or photo op where Phelps had to put on his nice face. The times have been just him hanging out with other athletes and their wives and girlfriends and friends and he was just incredibly arrogant.

It's sad. He's such an amazing athlete. I really wish he could have a nice personality to go along with his athleticism.

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I have actually heard the same thing about Phelps.

The guy went from nobody, to superstar in a matter of weeks. He should be a little humble really.

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I have actually heard the same thing about Phelps.

The guy went from nobody, to superstar in a matter of weeks. He should be a little humble really.

Yeah, my cousins live in Towson and have a bunch of close friends who went to high school with him. They have always said that about Phelps, even when he was in high school. I never wanted to believe it...I just figured he was kind of socially inept and was maybe taken the wrong way, particularly in high school where kids can be kinda mean. However, I was wrong, it's definitely more than social ineptness, lol.

My husband has been at the OTC for over 2 years now and very much dislikes the guy. In fact, he said Phelps is probably one of the most disliked Olympic athletes, if not THE most, among other Olympic athletes. Apparently he walks around the training center when he's down here and acts like he owns the place. He's even tried to get the weight room closed, this would be the ATHLETE weight room at the training center that is meant for ALL TEAM USA athletes, so he can have the weight room to himself when he works out. Like the other Olympic athletes really give two craps he's working out in there and are going to bother him. :rolleyes:

Anyway, enough bad talk about the guy from me. I was just super annoyed when I came home last night and vented in here, lol. I just hate when people act like they're God's gift to this earth. He's an incredible athlete though. I'll always respect his talent and athleticism.

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Oh shizz, what happened now???

Got to see parts of a state police barrack I had never seen before, last night.... :(

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care to elaborate or is this a phone call thing?

Phone call at some point. Once I get my head wrapped around things, and realize the whole world isn't piled on me; in spite of the fact that it feels that way.

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when it rains, it pours.

sometime ago, i posted in a thread about age differences in dating - couldn't find it. mentioned that at age 27, i dated a very attractive flight attendant who was ten years my senior. saw her about a year ago just after she turned 60 - she looked no more than 40 and was still stunningly attractive.

for whatever reason, she wanted to be with me and no one else. for some stupid reason - even after a year of dating and becoming serious - i never could quite get over the age difference. but i never really got over her either.

she passed away suddenly yesterday. she died alone. this post is not for me - it is for her. no one should ever die alone. never.

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when it rains, it pours.

sometime ago, i posted in a thread about age differences in dating - couldn't find it. mentioned that at age 27, i dated a very attractive flight attendant who was ten years my senior. saw her about a year ago just after she turned 60 - she looked no more than 40 and was still stunningly attractive.

for whatever reason, she wanted to be with me and no one else. for some stupid reason - even after a year of dating and becoming serious - i never could quite get over the age difference. but i never really got over her either.

she passed away suddenly yesterday. she died alone. this post is not for me - it is for her. no one should ever die alone. never.

Man, I thought this post was going to have a happy ending, but it took a tragic turn :(

R.I.P

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