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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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Edge retiring was only going to come eventually. Had multiple surgeries to his knee and probably saw The Undertaker suffering in the locker room and was like, I gotta quit while I am ahead.

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Did Edge announce his retirement?

Yes. He had broke his neck for real a while back, said the WWE asked him to get another scan I guess after Wrestlemania and it pretty much made him retire.

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I can't believe that just happened. :(

I hear ya bro, its a sad day for the Rated R Superstar! I remember going to a Monday Night Raw in Charlotte years ago, how many, hard to remember, but Edge was coming out of the crowd and running down through the crowd and me and my boy got to slap him on the back, good times. It was the night that Stone Cold came out and challeged Taker for the WWF Championship due to his rematch clause and won it on Raw. One of those rare times championships changed hands during a Monday Night Raw and not a PPV.

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I fell asleep. Glad I DVR'ed it. So Edge DID retire? Wow. His health is more important. And who knows, after some time off maybe he'll be able to return, or maybe he won't. But at least he went out with a win at WrestleMania.

Kind of unimportant, but any word on what they're doing with his belt? Any chance they'll just go with one title? (Preferably the WCW Belt)

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#1. You'd think there is a role backstage or on the mic for him if he wants it.

#2. Hopefully they use this as a chance to have his belt vacated for awhile, create a path to the title thing bracket style.

#3. There is a lack of main event talent already. This makes things worse. Maybe move Cena over to Smackdown.

#4. This is a chance to maybe make the other belts more important. Tag, Intercont, US....hell. Bring back Cruiserweight for the high flyers.

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WWE sure moves fast on its commercials for SmackDown....geez

http://vids.wwe.com/11739/smackdown-edge-must-surrender-th

---------- Post added April-12th-2011 at 09:44 AM ----------

A twisted new force comes to WWE? I wonder if it's Awesome Kong from TNA since she got fired a while back. Not that I care, because the womens matches suck on WWE anyhow, I just can't think of anyone else it could be.

http://vids.wwe.com/11733/raw-a-twisted-new-force-is-comin

Yep, thats her, I knew it by the dreads. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/644237-christian-awesome-kong-seth-rollins-and-thursdays-top-wwe-news/entry/55973-wwe-news-latest-update-on-awesome-kong-and-her-wwe-debut

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By the way.... Sin Cara is freakin' awesome.

Hopefully they make him a US/Intercontinental Title contender and don't throw him in the world bracket. That's something that WWE used to do really well. They had main event guys and middle tier guys.

Mr. Perfect was a PERFECT Intercontinental Champion, but would have been a poor WWE Champion. Shawn Michaels wouldn't be a good IC Champ, but was a good World Champ. Occassionally, after awhile, an IC guy CAN make the jump. But it shouldn't be a common thing.

I'd go back to only having one of the following:

World

IC or US

Tag

And that's it. Make the titles worth while.

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A twisted new force comes to WWE? I wonder if it's Awesome Kong from TNA since she got fired a while back. Not that I care, because the womens matches suck on WWE anyhow, I just can't think of anyone else it could be.

http://vids.wwe.com/11733/raw-a-twisted-new-force-is-comin

Yep, thats her, I knew it by the dreads. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/644237-christian-awesome-kong-seth-rollins-and-thursdays-top-wwe-news/entry/55973-wwe-news-latest-update-on-awesome-kong-and-her-wwe-debut

Good. The diva division needs a serious revival.

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they need to stop calling it the Diva division. Women's was fine.

Agreed. However, it won't be the same without China, Lita or Trish Stratus. Lets face it, those gals could flat out ball.

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Yup. Trish: One of the best women wrestlers of all time AND one of the hottest.

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Speaking of Lita. What if they kept Edge around and the story shifts to Lita found and brought Sin Cara to the WWE, and he's the 1st wrestler of a stable those two manage together? Remember she was with that one guy. Esta Rios of something. I forget his name. But give a voice to a guy who speaks poor english right now. Then add some guys and go after all the belts.

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Speaking of Lita. What if they kept Edge around and the story shifts to Lita found and brought Sin Cara to the WWE, and he's the 1st wrestler of a stable those two manage together? Remember she was with that one guy. Esta Rios of something. I forget his name. But give a voice to a guy who speaks poor english right now. Then add some guys and go after all the belts.

I read the WWE was down on Sin after his first match. They said he botched his entrance and his performance wasn't great. If that report is true, WWE is not smart. That guy is going to be a star for them. They need to get rid of the trampoline entrance for sure, though. Primo fell when he went to hit his finisher in that match, and Cara attempted to recover by acting like he fell off.

Cara is a great IC candidate.

I'd prefer no cruiserweight division, though. They need to feature the IC Title much more. That belt helped drive the company years ago.

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Even more proof as to why this man needs more of a push. I haven't really seen too much of him since the 'Mania match.

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