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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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Is anyone else sick of the whole concept of the GM? This idea was refreshing and new in the late 90s' date=' but it's as a big a cliche now as a Russian wrestler was in '87.[/quote']

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I don't know. That would mean more of a full time role, which Rock clearly doesn't want. I think Austin would be more appropriate than The Rock for that role, but I doubt he'd be there full time, either. I think the "interim" tag was given strictly so they can jockey for power, and either HHH or McMahon is going to be in charge for awhile. I'd guess McMahon, and this is a power struggle that will last through WrestleMania.

Not that I think that The Rock will come back to become Raw's GM, but is being the GM necessarily a full-time role?

I don't remember Shawn Michaels being around very often when he was the GM. I feel like he would show up just once every 5 or 6 weeks to make a big announcement for a match at an upcoming PPV and that was it.

So I would imagine that if they did want to make someone like The Rock the GM, they could probably make it very flexible for him (maybe one in-person appearance every 5 or 6 weeks before a major PPV, and a taped segment every other week or something). That being said, I doubt that he'll be the new GM, since the guy is pretty busy filming GI Joe 2, working on a new NBC drama about pro wrestling in the 80s, and doing whatever else in his Hollywood career.

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I think the new GM will probably be Mick Foley. There have been rumblings as of late that suggest that he will be back in November. He just signed a deal with the WWE, and he has been a GM as we all know in the past, so that would probably be the route they're going in. I've also heard rumors that JBL might be another GM candidate as well.

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Is anyone else sick of the whole concept of the GM? This idea was refreshing and new in the late 90s' date=' but it's as a big a cliche now as a Russian wrestler was in '87.[/quote']

Yes I am. Its gotten out of hand along with the announcers constantly in the mix for storylines.

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Man this is tough to see.

Wow. I'll always remember Hall as the one who started the Monday Night Wars.

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Hall....it's hard to believe that is just from drugs. Did he have a bad ring accident too? That's unbelievable.

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Dammit man, Razor Ramon is one of my favorite wrestling characters of all time. He was too cool for school, so arrogant it would make me laugh out loud over and over. Not to mention, "Razor" was a part of some absolutely incredible matches. Great walkout song, amazing on the microphone, was a great change-of-pace character, and Mr. Hall was a great wrestler. I remember Razor Ramon's first PROMO on WWF Superstars...and now this, brain dead in a cage. Such a shame.

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Razor may have had one of the greatest intro songs of all time. I loved that guy. Once he left the then WWF and became "Scott Hall," I don't think he was ever the same.

I was sort of pissed when he, along with Hogan and Nash, came back, and Hall was pretty much made to be Stone Cold's *****.

Nevertheless, I'll always remember him as Razor Ramon, one of the greatest IC champs of all time.

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Sooooo tired of the following.

#1. Michael Cole. Why does he need to be good or bad? This is stupid.

#2. Another Cena main event for a PPV? How about building a PPV around a belt that isn't the heavyweight title?

#3. Cody Rhodes' mask. Ok....time to take it off. He can be a Heel without it.

#4. No real storylines for any of the other titles besides the big ones. Weak

#5. The "GM" storyline. Let it go away please.

Things I want

#1. New Nitro girls. At least come back from break to something like that.

#2. Again...Stables Stables Stables. Get the whole group on camera but not making them all compete

#3. ONE heavyweight title, then add a Cruiser Weight

#4. more tag team matches where they aren't just pieced together.

#5. The end of branding

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The bold underline part might explain the current version of Scott Hall more than anything else.

http://espn.go.com/espn/page2/index?id=7114681

'Scott Hall confront his substance abuse on 'E:60'

Scott Hall was a wrestling superstar in the early 1990s, his immensely popular character the "Scarface"-like Razor Ramon. Later, he was one of the faces of the faction dubbed the New World Order. Now, at age 52, Hall has a pacemaker and takes about a dozen pills daily to deal with anxiety and pain. He's been arrested several times since his final stint with WWE in 2002 and has publically discussed his struggles with drugs and alcohol.

"There's got to be some reason that I'm still here," Hall told "E:60," which will air a story about him Wednesday. "I should have been dead 100 times. I should have been dead 100 times."

Hall said many of the older wrestlers of his generation are "all dinosaurs now and we're all retired and dead. The young guys coming up now aren't drinking and drugging and stuff I hope as bad as we did. …

MORE AFTER LINK

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Incredible scene on TNA Impact. James Storm defeats Kurt Angle for the TNA World Heavyweight Title. Huge pop from the fans.

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That E:60 piece was amazing. Those clear shots of Razor took me back to my childhood.

Here's a high quality Youtube vid:

O1ksCoKIC9E

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Should have known WWE would find a way to mess up the whole angle.

I'm not a fan of having it be a tag only match with Rock/Cena vs. Miz/Truth.

The Survivor Series match would have been far cooler. Very disappointed with that move.

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