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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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That would be because Punk has the real one.

Yeah I know this, but you'd think they'd make a better attempt at "replacing" the title.

Here's the angle I think they are taking.

CM Punk is crashing the indie circuit as the "Voice of the Voiceless", but this is a stipulation he put in his contract to "recruit" fresh talent for the roster. He'll have a stable named "The Voiceless", a group of highly talented wrestlers that let Punk be the mouthpiece. It won't be a Nexus type invasion angle, it'll be more of a revolution type angle.

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Yeah I know this, but you'd think they'd make a better attempt at "replacing" the title.

Here's the angle I think they are taking.

CM Punk is crashing the indie circuit as the "Voice of the Voiceless", but this is a stipulation he put in his contract to "recruit" fresh talent for the roster. He'll have a stable named "The Voiceless", a group of highly talented wrestlers that let Punk be the mouthpiece. It won't be a Nexus type invasion angle, it'll be more of a revolution type angle.

I know what you meant, bro.

I'm just saying, the fake belt was them saying "**** it, I'm not spending money on a sweet new belt when Punk is coming back with the real one tonight!" When I saw that belt and HHH's big "re-signing" announcement, I knew CM Punk was going to walk out at the end of the show. And I still loved it. :ols:

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Like a face version of the NWO?

Possibly, but these guys will be guys the likes of Zack Ryder, Colt Cabana, Luke Gallows and such. Guys that are great wrestlers but never really got their fair shake. NWO didn't really have any good technical wrestlers that had great promo guys.

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-- WWE talent reportedly must correct media reporters whenever they say 'wrestling' or 'wrestlers' in their questions.

DBFxvYdoWQc

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I actually ordered SummerSlam.

Watching for free over here. :D

---------- Post added August-14th-2011 at 07:29 PM ----------

"I would, but I know where that hand's been."

:rotflmao:

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;8456978']I actually paid $45 to watch this and there were commercials!!!!!

What the hell was up with that?

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Wait, there were commercials???

And Del Rio as champ? My reaction:

DBFxvYdoWQc

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That was the lamest finish of a PPV I ever saw.

First, how old are you? Just curious, cause I'm 36 years old and when I turned on RAW tonight and found out that Kevin Nash aka Big Sexy bum rushed the ring and powerbombed CM Punk and that cost him the title to Del Rio due to Money in the Bank, I thought it was brilliant.

You have to remember, way back in the day, something always happened at every PPV (almost), someone turned on a friend, screwed them out of a title, etc. I wanted Punk to beat Cena, he did lol. Then came the xfactor (K. Nash). Blew him up and then someone else capitolized (Del Rio). It seems like with HHH and Stephanie being the main ones running things, we are starting to get back to the WWE Attitude days. Why else would they bring back the Rock uncensored for the most part, CM punk speaking freely, Nash stirring **** up.

I love it, not to mention that I was a huge Diesel fan from back in the day, Nash was/is the ****ing man.

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I agree, the attitude era is making a comeback.

PS: I think Alberto Del Rio is boring as sin. Give me Cena any day... And for the record, Cena may be entertaining if he gets rid of all the PG

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I agree, the attitude era is making a comeback.

PS: I think Alberto Del Rio is boring as sin. Give me Cena any day... And for the record, Cena may be entertaining if he gets rid of all the PG

I think Cena's entertaining anyway. As entertaining as he can be with the PG. Cracked me up when he called ADR a son of a *****. lol

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Like Truth's remixed music.

Del Rio, get the :censored: off my TV.

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