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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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So I was thinking about first impressions, in general. And how many people you come into contact with and say to yourself, immediately "whoa. this person is ****ed up"

I'm gonna start making a list of traits, physical or otherwise, that lead you to think this.

First on the list? Fanny Pack.

Popped collars.

And actually USING the strap that came with your camera, when not climbing or doing some activity that occupies both hands.

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So I was thinking about first impressions, in general. And how many people you come into contact with and say to yourself, immediately "whoa. this person is ****ed up"

I'm gonna start making a list of traits, physical or otherwise, that lead you to think this.

First on the list? Fanny Pack.

Personally, anyone I see on the street dressed like some kind of American Apparel hipster makes me want to punch them in the eye.

Wayfarers, a thick crappy unkempt beard (or worse, splotchy chin hair with a thin mustache, but terrible facial hair is a whole different category on its own), one of those stupid Kaffiyeh scarves, and a tight black v-neck t-shirt with skinny jeans. God I hate hipsters.

Stafford as long as he can stay healthy should do fine but will finish last in NFC Central

How do you think Cowboys will do, will they win NFC East? I'm interested to see if Miles Austin will resume being a breakout star or not...he never really did anything prior to last season lol. I hope he fails ;)

ix man you need to put away Madden 99, the NFC Central's been gone for awhile.

I think the Cowboys have to be the favorites to win the East. Giants to me are the wild card team. It seems like they were figured out last year and got old/injured in crucial areas (o-line and RB), but Eli also had a pretty good year and maybe the defense will bounce back. Who knows.

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I had my Burgundy Burner moment and called it NFC Central :ols: Seriously though BB is alright

The Giants stink especially in the second half. I don't know if they make it. I don't feel comfortable with any NFC East team other than the Cowboys. Giants glaring weaknesses were exposed last year, Eagles adjusting to a rebuild with a new QB, and Redskins a big question mark

Cowboys / Redskins / Giants / Eagles

Redskins won't make playoffs though, someone from North will most likely. Packers, Vikings pretty good. If not North then the South (ATL?)

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I'm currently watching Lost, and have a quick question, and the answer will not piss me off, or keep me from watching it. I just finished the episode in season 3 where Locke gets shot by Ben after they meet "Jacob".

Question - Is Jacob the black smoke monster thing? I want a simple yes or no, NO EXTRA DETAILS.

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First thing I do when I join Fantasy Football draft is sign Jerome Harrison

*****es better watch out

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I'm currently watching Lost, and have a quick question, and the answer will not piss me off, or keep me from watching it. I just finished the episode in season 3 where Locke gets shot by Ben after they meet "Jacob".

Question - Is Jacob the black smoke monster thing? I want a simple yes or no, NO EXTRA DETAILS.

No way do you get an answer to that one. Keep watching :)

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Personally, anyone I see on the street dressed like some kind of American Apparel hipster makes me want to punch them in the eye.

Wayfarers, a thick crappy unkempt beard (or worse, splotchy chin hair with a thin mustache, but terrible facial hair is a whole different category on its own), one of those stupid Kaffiyeh scarves, and a tight black v-neck t-shirt with skinny jeans. God I hate hipsters.

I saw a 55 year old man with long gray hair tonight. Not in a pony tail or styled, just straight down over his ears flapping in the breeze. I commented to my wife... that's a sign that says "do not touch"

If he'd been wearing a fanny pack I probably would have just dialed 911.

Also, any man that wears a sweatsuit in public, no matter how stylish. Freak.

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On a lighter note, why are guys so damn stupid? Call girls confusing all you want, but when guys are too dense to understand simple situations, it escalates the entire situation to a convoluted cluster****...

On even lighter note: why are gals so damn stupid? Call guys confusing all you want, but when gals are too dense to understand simple situations, it escalates the entire situation to a convoluted cluster****...

See honey it goes both ways. ;)

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The Giants stink especially in the second half. I don't know if they make it. I don't feel comfortable with any NFC East team other than the Cowboys. Giants glaring weaknesses were exposed last year, Eagles adjusting to a rebuild with a new QB, and Redskins a big question mark

Cowboys / Redskins / Giants / Eagles

Redskins won't make playoffs though, someone from North will most likely. Packers, Vikings pretty good. If not North then the South (ATL?)

How much longer do we have to say "The Redskins are a big question mark?" I'd love to be really good every year and know it. I would never be bored with just kicking the crap out of teams every week.

Usually two NFC East teams make the playoffs, but I could see this being the year that ends.

I saw a 55 year old man with long gray hair tonight. Not in a pony tail or styled, just straight down over his ears flapping in the breeze. I commented to my wife... that's a sign that says "do not touch"

If he'd been wearing a fanny pack I probably would have just dialed 911.

Also, any man that wears a sweatsuit in public, no matter how stylish. Freak.

Long hair just shouldn't be allowed on guys. Unless they're a musician, a European pro athlete, pot dealer, or a pro wrestler. Otherwise, cut it off and get a real job you slackers!

Speaking of seeing people dressed a certain way and becoming overcome with a feeling to avoid them, there was a guy at FSU who I'd see every once in awhile during my last Fall semester (I guess we had a similar class schedule that semester), who wore dresses and makeup around campus. Like a girl's sundress or something. One time, it was kind of a rainy day, and he got on the campus bus wearing one of those towel-fabric dresses that girls wear to the pool or just hanging around during the summer. And he wore lipstick, eyeshadow, the whole deal. But he also wore regular men's sneakers and didn't have a purse or handbag or anything, just a normal two strap backpack. Very strange.

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Have you ever met a woman that wasn't incredibly annoying when drunk? Don't lie now.

Yes, Hunny.....errrrrr, wait. There was that one time when she knocked MIA's beer into his lap. But usually she's sweet as hell no matter how juiced up she is.

Um.....

skinslove? Course, if I've ever seen her REALLY drunk, I was too drunk myself to notice.

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Yes, Hunny.....errrrrr, wait. There was that one time when she knocked MIA's beer into his lap. But usually she's sweet as hell no matter how juiced up she is.

Um.....

skinslove? Course, if I've ever seen her REALLY drunk, I was too drunk myself to notice.

OK, so they are few and far between. Even then, they are prone to slipping up.

Maybe I'm not drunk enough myself when I make these observations. Probably a me problem.

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On even lighter note: why are gals so damn stupid? Call guys confusing all you want, but when gals are too dense to understand simple situations, it escalates the entire situation to a convoluted cluster****...

See honey it goes both ways.

Woah. Deep.

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OK, so they are few and far between. Even then, they are prone to slipping up.

Maybe I'm not drunk enough myself when I make these observations. Probably a me problem.

Nah, you're right.

The drunk cackle is what gets me. It's like damn, girl. STFU before I give you something to laugh about.

Err.

Something like that. :ols:

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I am wired tonight baby, WIRED. LBJ, Bosh & Wade, **** YEA!!!!!!

Not sure how long you've been a Heat fan. But I don't envy your situation. Because you're probably gonna get called a bandwagoner for being a Heat fan. And there will be alot of those out there in the future, im sure.

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Have you ever met a woman that wasn't incredibly annoying when drunk? Don't lie now.

Yeah, a lot of them.

The truth is, everyone's going to seem like an annoying drunk, if you're not drunk as well.

I've seen a lot of people, my own friends even, who I couldn't stand drunk if I was sober. But I could count on one hand the amount of times I've thought someone else was pretty annoying drunk, while I was drunk as well.

Not sure how long you've been a Heat fan. But I don't envy your situation. Because you're probably gonna get called a bandwagoner for being a Heat fan. And there will be alot of those out there in the future, im sure.

Oh, it's already begun.

The majority of my Facebook homepage were friends of mine from South Florida putting up Miami Heat statuses. When I know a lot of them aren't basketball fans. The best were the random girls saying stuff like "Wooo James and Wade in South Beach!" The easiest way to pick out the bandwagoners were the ones who completely neglected to mention Bosh as part of the trio, just because they only really followed this LeBron press conference and already knew about Wade from before.

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so you burn your lebron jersey yet?

Never bought one. I've never been that big of a basketball/Cavs fan to buy a jersey. The only jerseys I own are Redskins jerseys.

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Never bought one. I've never been that big of a basketball/Cavs fan to buy a jersey. The only jerseys I own are Redskins jerseys.

You sir, are a good man.:point2sky

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