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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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O.M.G.!!! Sunday morning Chinese buffets are AWESOME!!! Just what the doctor ordered.

I don't know, a lot of them kind of make me shiver just thinking about the crap they put in there.

lol

Actually I'm getting a bit queasy right now. :ols:

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Thanks, man. I'm getting pumped up about it.

What are you working on right now? (If you don't mind sharing that.)

I'm working on a fantasy novel called The Firesword.

It's about a girl who's prophesied to save the valley she grows up in by learning how to create and use fire in combat. It sounds a bit cliche, but I also add in a lot of humor and interesting/amusing characters and situations.

I usually like to throw in some parodies and allusions to other things as well.

(a lot of my larger series and books are fantasy, although I have done some short story series that weren't)

The last book I did was called The Fall Of The House Of Genbo and was about a veteran general who's a war hero in his kingdom, but is being pushed towards retirement at the same time that his family is falling apart. Throughout the book not only is the kingdom in danger of being taken over by a crazed evil traitor and a neighboring country, but all the characters' dark secrets start to come to the surface.

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^^ No worries, bro. We got to see those Double "Ds" a second time.

She actually got the implants removed a little while ago. She wanted to be taken more seriously as a "professional," whatever that means. She's a co-host on this terrible show on Versus called "The Daily Line," I finally saw it the other night just out of curiosity for her...really awful.

the forum is really being a pain in the neck tonight. get so tired of several outages a day. most anything is better than vbull.

Does this board automatically go out every night at 3 AM for anyone else? From between 2:55 AM to about 3:10 or so every night, I can't access Extremeskins at all.

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Does this board automatically go out every night at 3 AM for anyone else? From between 2:55 AM to about 3:10 or so every night, I can't access Extremeskins at all.

Yup. Server reset and automatic backup, I'm assuming.

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I don't know, a lot of them kind of make me shiver just thinking about the crap they put in there.

lol

Actually I'm getting a bit queasy right now. :ols:

No WAY! They're amazing!!

Saddest day of my life was when I found out my husband's and my favorite Chinese buffet that we frequented, oh, pretty much every weekend with friends in college, burnt down. RIP Tin Tin Buffet.

On the other hand, I am wondering if there is a correlation between this morning's buffet binge and the fact that I've downed 2 gallons of water and am still thirsty... :ols:

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Don't have to work for a week and of course it's rainy and dreary out today :(

It's days like these that cable would be nice

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Anyone ever taken the GMAT before?
:yes: It's not so hard :)

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Life could not be more perfect right now.
You seem in a good mood. May I inquire as to why?

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bulefood prompted my memory of a killer rendition I used to do of the theme for the great Bond flick Thunderball (Tom Jones version) so I will unleash that long-dormant monster this weekend as a wild Chinese restaurant/lounge in Portland.

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:yes: It's not so hard :)

It's hard for me. I screwed around too much my junior year of college so my GPA isn't where it should be, so I've gotta get in the mid 600's on the GMAT to make up for it. That's tough when I suck tremendously at math.

Especially the rate problems. Anything but the rate problems.

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Went to the store to buy mushrooms.

How come when you buy whole mushrooms in the carton they are wrapped in cellophane but still have dirt on them? If you buy sliced mushrooms in the same carton they are clean. They cost exactly the same price for the same weight. If you don't have to slice them why can't you wash my ****ing mushrooms?

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Just got an app for my computer called Freedom. It blocks my internet usage for a set amount of time. Yet again I have to self-proof my life.

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It's hard for me. I screwed around too much my junior year of college so my GPA isn't where it should be, so I've gotta get in the mid 600's on the GMAT to make up for it. That's tough when I suck tremendously at math.

Especially the rate problems. Anything but the rate problems.

Ah, that could be an issue; I love math.

Good luck :cheers:

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:yes: It's not so hard :)
That's what she said

Damnit! I was quoting that so I could respond with the same. I'm surprised it took so long. :ols:

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