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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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Has anyone here ever watched the Star Wars Holiday Special? Did you feel like you had the headache from hell afterward? By jove, what nimrod at CBS approved of that monstrosity?!

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Sometimes I look at life, and I think, "Wow. This kinda sucks."

Then I look at the friends I've been blessed with to help me through the journey, and I think, "Damn. This ain't so bad at all."

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Community yard sale day today in my development. My house is surrounded by all sorts of odd characters, most of whom still appear to be wearing their pajamas.

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Community yard sale day today in my development. My house is surrounded by all sorts of odd characters, most of whom still appear to be wearing their pajamas.

By any chance, are there a bunch of above-ground pools in your neighborhood? :pfft:

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By any chance, are there a bunch of above-ground pools in your neighborhood? :pfft:

In grounds only as per deed restrictions :) But it's a frickin traffic jam outside. On top of this the Nascar race is in town this weekend, so the population/make-up of the area is slightly askewed this weekend :D

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Sometimes I look at life, and I think, "Wow. This kinda sucks."

Then I look at the friends I've been blessed with to help me through the journey, and I think, "Damn. This ain't so bad at all."

Thanks, hh.

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I love it when my work tries to call me on my days off and I ignore them and don't answer the phone.

yeahhh....I'm gonna have to ask you to go ahead and come in on Sunday too....

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So...

my 21st birthday celebration was awesome - went to see Bob Marley (a ****ing hilarious Maine comedian) at the DC Improv...laughed so hard I had a slight headache after - I highly recommend it to anyone, he's only here for a few more days I think.

Then hung out around Glover Park and then finished the night off in Clarendon and the Clarendon Ballroom for 80's night...good times.

I consumed:

11 beers

- 1 Blue Moon

- 2 Sam Adams Light

- 5 Coors Light

- 1 Sierra Nevada

- 2 Stella Artois

3 shots

- Woodford Reserve Bourbon

- Makers Mark

- Van Winkle Bourbon (1990)

The Van Winkle Bourbon is amazing...highly recommended.

Part 2 starts soon :D

One thing that sucks - I have yet to be carded except when getting into some places...that's about it. I wish I had tried this earlier :ols:

Edited by The Brave Little Toaster Oven

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So, I finally breached the blank screen and started the book this evening. My main character is a living, breathing person now, flaws and all. And the scene is beginning to take shape.

I'm getting excited. It's starting to flow a little bit. I still couldn't resist stopping to come hob-nob with my favorite Band of Fools for a bit. ES is like driving through a small town in some ways. Don't blink, or you'll miss it. :)

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Two of my roomies graduated today; I'm so proud of them! But I really will miss the little ****ers...and I'm more than upset I've been sick and am missing the downtown escapades tonight :(

Edit: HH that's awesome, dude!

Edited by RedskinFeathers

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So all my grades are finally in. I didn't make the Dean's List, which was my goal at the beginning of the semester, but did MUCH better than I thought I did when waiting for my grades to come in. :D

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So, I finally breached the blank screen and started the book this evening. My main character is a living, breathing person now, flaws and all. And the scene is beginning to take shape.

I'm getting excited. It's starting to flow a little bit. I still couldn't resist stopping to come hob-nob with my favorite Band of Fools for a bit. ES is like driving through a small town in some ways. Don't blink, or you'll miss it. :)

Does he wear a tight hat and play in a jug band? :silly:

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So all my grades are finally in. I didn't make the Dean's List, which was my goal at the beginning of the semester, but did MUCH better than I thought I did when waiting for my grades to come in. :D

What did your Unca Hog tell you, Slack? I knew you were good. But like I said, use the stress of the last few days to light that fire under your ass, man. There ain't a damned thing you can't do.

Does he wear a tight hat and play in a jug band? :silly:

No. :ols:

But he is a redneck-azz, unkempt, NASCAR fan. (A few things I know a little something about.) :)

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Edit: HH that's awesome, dude!

Thanks!

It's funny. That blank page was like walking up and talking to a girl I liked in high school or something. That first step was pretty daunting, but now I'm just kind of rolling with it.

I hope the payoff is a little better than some of my HS flings. :ols:

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You said it was a story, not your autobiography.

Well, honestly, I've wanted to write for a long time. And I thought it best to start with something I can relate to. :)

Dude is going to basically be me (an alcoholic, terrible luck with women, more questions about himself than answers) but look like a young Matthew McConaghey (if MM was a filthy redneck auto mechanic.) Not that there's anything wrong with that. :pfft:

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Well, honestly, I've wanted to write for a long time. And I thought it best to start with something I can relate to. :)

Dude is going to basically be me (an alcoholic, terrible luck with women, more questions about himself than answers) but look like a young Matthew McConaghey (if MM was a filthy redneck auto mechanic.) Not that there's anything wrong with that. :pfft:

Well good luck with it HH, you know I'll be first in line to buy the book after you get it published and become famous.

Edited by Slacky McSlackAss

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Thanks!

It's funny. That blank page was like walking up and talking to a girl I liked in high school or something. That first step was pretty daunting, but now I'm just kind of rolling with it.

I hope the payoff is a little better than some of my HS flings. :ols:

Yeah I hear you...blank pages are terrifying. But you're sorta inspiring me to gettin my ass back into writing....get off ES and back to the novel....but gettin started is the hardest part. But you've got your idea, so go with it. And lemme know if you want someone to read it :)

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