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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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Hmmmmmm could they be doing this right? that left me with a big smile on my face and it has been a long time since that has happened with the WWF.

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:ols: Ending was kind of weak. But as long as Cena doesn't have the belt, I am happy.

Edit: I am not hating on Cena, I am just tired of seeing him win all the time. It's nice to see something fresh.

Edited by MLSKINS

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That ending blew.

Punk winning was epic, but they could have done so much more with the ending, and THEN had Punk run away.

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Nice work for a change WWE. More of this please.

I wonder if they have a working agreement with ROH that goes further than a Colt Cabana cameo...like Punk being able to show up on ROH with the WWE belt?

And what kind of reaction would it get to have Del Rio declared the new champ on Raw tonight anyway? Maybe the reasoning could be that Punk leaving without facing him in a match Vince demanded = Punk forfeiting the belt?

Another screwjob on an even more obvious scale..!

I'm sure its only temporary but thanks WWE for making me give a crap about something you are doing for a change.

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Great ending! Now can we have a John Cena firing that lasts longer than 10 minutes?

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Chavo went off on Cena the other day on twitter.:)

Guerrero wrote: "Ok, don't "Fin" say that people will talk about this for years if you're going to let Punk do all the work and not deliver at the PPV, Cena. I am tired and I know fans are tired of WWE Superstars talking big and not delivering. We don't want to see someone just in a fight. And frankly no one believes it anymore. If Miz can kick your ass then the clerk at the store can kick your ass, so please deliver if you say that..

"People will remember this PPV. You know Punk will bring "it". I've been in the ring with both of you and Punk has "it". Cena you have mic skills yes but if you think people believe your BS lazy comeback that you do exactly the same every match then you are mistaken. Eddie and I taught you different. We never said "get lazy" and do the damn thing every night. We always said "think out of the box" and give the fans what they deserve and not rely on the "machine" to "get you over".

"I hope this lights a fire under your ass and you deliver this Sunday. Don't just rest on you being over cause you are and that is easy. Challenge yourself and give the fans what they deserve. That's why they boo you. Because they aren't stupid. They know what they pay for and the "great" promo guy but the ****ty "match" guy that you have become is not what they want. I understand "longevity" but at the sacrifice of the fans trust is not worth it. Deliver on your fans and deliver on why you got into this business. Eventually the fans that you have gained with from the purple t-shirts will turn on you. Take a lesson from the Hulkster. Give the fans there $ worth and don't become just another "promo" guy. I know you love this biz and don't get distracted from the McMahon $. Deliver please!! Have enough respect for your fans because without them, you're working at a fast food chain.

"Love you man and I support you and hope you see this because I know Punk will and I know he's going to bring it because he's got nothing to lose!"

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From: @CMPunk

Sent: Jul 18, 2011 4:20a

“@WWEUniverse: It's 12:00 a.m. ... Do you know where your WWE Champion is? #MITB @CMPunk” The champ is...here: http://t.co/SzUGZf5

sent via Twitter for iPhone

On Twitter: http://twitter.com/CMPunk/status/92871357636943872

Love it! I have to admit, Punk is growing on me. I hated his "Jesus" gimmick but his original persona, what he reverted back to after the new Nexus fall, is gold.

Chavo hit it on the head, but sadly I think Cena is too far gone as a babyface.

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I spent most of this morning looking up Punk's contract signing on RAW on Youtube

Just total comedy

I mean I'm not a big wrestling fan but all the jawing is hilarious, especially Punk calling Cena the New York Yankees. And you know everything Punk says is right. The Red Sox aren't the underdog anymore, Boston isn't an underdog city. They've become what they always hated...the New York Yankees.

"You're Steinbrenner!"

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That had to be one of the loudest crowds WWE's had this year since the Rock's return at Raw. Wow.

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I think Punk can rise to SUPERSTAR status with this latest gimmick. I never cared about him (or anyone else in the WWF) before this, but I have to admit that they hit gold and the sky is the limit if they continue to do this right.

I'm happy to be a wrestling fan again :)

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As for Cena, love him or hate him, he puts asses in seats, and he sells much merchandise.

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Well this was fast.

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STAMFORD, Conn. – In accordance with its Talent Wellness Program, WWE has suspended Luis Ignascio Urive Alvirde (Sin Cara) for 30 days for his first violation of the company’s policy.

I wonder how long until he's future endeavored.....

Edited by spjunkies

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I read he may not come back :(

Meanwhile worthless piles of crap (Henry) and useless wrestlers (Del Rio) stay :mad:

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I read he may not come back :(

Meanwhile worthless piles of crap (Henry) and useless wrestlers (Del Rio) stay :mad:

Why you hating on Del Rio ACW? I think the dude is legit.

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Okay, I'm lost.

After years and years of storylines of McMahon being "relieved of duty," why do I get the feeling that this is really it? Or is this part of some huge storyline that I'm not aware of?

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So HHH is running the show now..........lol

---------- Post added July-18th-2011 at 11:18 PM ----------

Okay, I'm lost.

After years and years of storylines of McMahon being "relieved of duty," why do I get the feeling that this is really it? Or is this part of some huge storyline that I'm not aware of?

I think that HHH has been hurt enough to wrestle part time now, plus we already knew that him and Steph pretty much ran the show/storyline and there was rumors of him being a monster on booking overseas. I think that Vince is getting old and now he offically has handed it over to HHH and Steph

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Okay, I'm lost.

After years and years of storylines of McMahon being "relieved of duty," why do I get the feeling that this is really it? Or is this part of some huge storyline that I'm not aware of?

Might be a combination of both. I can't believe they had the audacity to have HHH run the day-to-day operations. Even though it is only part of the storyline, they still made a bold move by not playing it safe and having Stephanie run it.

All in all, this is the shock value I am talking about. They still have a long way to go, but this is a start.

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