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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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Five Guys is the BEST!! And they're building one here in Greenville! :D It's always nice to have a little slice of home here in North Carolina.

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Five Guys is the BEST!! And they're building one here in Greenville! :D It's always nice to have a little slice of home here in North Carolina.

Bar-B-Q is king in your neck of the woods, bro.

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Bar-B-Q is king in your neck of the woods, bro.

Well, yeah, and I dig the BBQ, too; but I always like to have a little taste of home every so often. It's like seeing D.C. license plates while you're riding down the road. It puts a little smile on your face and reminds you days since past.

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Five Guys is the BEST!! And they're building one here in Greenville! :D It's always nice to have a little slice of home here in North Carolina.

For real. I can't believe I just had it out here in Los Angeles. I've heard about it for a while but had it for the first time last week actually. Double bacon cheese burger with everything....:mmm:

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As much as I love T2, I'd have to say that The Matrix trilogy was better IMO. T2 was definitely one hell of a movie though, which was why I had it in my Top 5 Action Movies thread.

Matrix 2 and 3 suck though.

Terminator 1 is great and Terminator 2 is outstanding. 3 is average. 4 is a joke.

But just T1 and T2 > Matrix trilogy

And if I'm on an island and need one movie I'd take T2 over The Matrix also.

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Five Guys isn't the same as when it was just a couple restaurants. The one near Wakefield is still the best place to get the true authentic taste. Even the one in Courthouse isn't as good.

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:wtf: Less than a day of framing a bedroom and bathroom in my brother's basement and I have the beginnings of a blister on on hand? Holy **** princess. What's up with the soft hands? :mad: Need to toughen up there cupcake. :)

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:wtf: Less than a day of framing a bedroom and bathroom in my brother's basement and I have the beginnings of a blister on on hand? Holy **** princess. What's up with the soft hands? :mad: Need to toughen up there cupcake. :)

Are you trashing talking yourself?

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:wtf: Less than a day of framing a bedroom and bathroom in my brother's basement and I have the beginnings of a blister on on hand? Holy **** princess. What's up with the soft hands? :mad: Need to toughen up there cupcake. :)

You just gave me an ideaa, look for post 525 in the Creepythread. :)

EDIT, 526

Edited by Mr. Sinister

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Five Guys isn't the same as when it was just a couple restaurants. The one near Wakefield is still the best place to get the true authentic taste. Even the one in Courthouse isn't as good.

The fries are still money at most locations though. Never been a fan of the burgers. They aren't as great as people make them out to be.

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The fries are still money at most locations though. Never been a fan of the burgers. They aren't as great as people make them out to be.

Their specialty is the fries. People talk about the burgers but the place was actually developed first and foremost with french fries in mind.

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Remember when VH1 and MTV used to show music videos? The latter, not really; the prior, totally; and they were good times.

Remember Pop Up Video? That show was the best. My sister would watch that show and MST3K every Saturday.

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Remember when VH1 and MTV used to show music videos? The latter, not really; the prior, totally; and they were good times.

Remember Pop Up Video? That show was the best. My sister would watch that show and MST3K every Saturday.

I wish they would bring back pop up video that show was awesome.

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And those decade retrospectives were great, too...until they got out of hand. Now, I don't even know what VH1 is about anymore.

Pop Up Video! I demand it!

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The hardest part about grocery shopping is deciding which delicious food you just bought you're gonna cook for dinner that night.

I'd say it's controlling yourself so you don't eat everything immediately. You gotta make that **** last! lol

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I'd say it's controlling yourself so you don't eat everything immediately. You gotta make that **** last! lol

:ols: yeah that's true also. In the days after going to the store, I often find myself eating one thing after another because there's so much stuff. And then I start dwindling down a lot sooner that I was expecting. :ols:

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I am making a new pledge: I plan to try to buy American as much as I can and buy from local mom/pop stores whenever I can. I don't want to be ruled by the Chinese, it's bad enough with the Republicans and Democrats.

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