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      Good afternoon Redskins fans!  I have once again been invited to sit in the relative comfort of the press box and shout my thoughts into the void via this blog.  As you watch the game today and see the rain  pour relentlessly from the heavens, know that I am safe and dry.  Know also that @Spaceman Spiff is out there somewhere, cold and unappreciated, rolling around in the muck trying to capture that perfect picture.  Maybe say a little prayer for his health (or laugh, whatever, I’m not judging you).  Also, be sure not to miss the pictures he posts on this site after each game.     
       
      Before we get into today's Redskins game, I want give some thanks for more positive occurrences in DC sports.  Congrats to the Washington Mystics for winning their first championship.  Congrats go out to the Washington Nationals as well for reaching the world series.  These two teams (along with the Caps) are working hard to change the sports related mood around this town, and we're all happier for it. 
       
      Lets move now into less cheerful topics, namely your Washington Redskins!  Yow know things are going bad, and I mean really dang bad, when your team has gone through three quarterbacks and two coaches and your not even half way through the season.  Today's fresh hell comes in the form of a specter of the our recent past coming to smirk at our misfortune.  Im talking of course of Kyle.  Kyle's spent the week assuring everyone that he isn’t holding a grudge, while very obviously holding a grudge.  “Everything else.”  You know what I’m talking about. 
       
      If all he brought to town were his hurt feelings we wouldn’t have a problem.  Sadly, he’s arrived with an undefeated football team that the NFL says we have to play this week.  This feels entirely unfair. 
       
      My generic key to the game:  Run the ball and stop the run.  The team (spoiler alert: 49ers) that does this today will win.   
       
      Redskins Inactives  
      QB Colt McCoy  
      S Deshazor Everett  
      CB Josh Norman  
      RB Chris THompson  
      LB Josh Harvey-Clemons 
      G Wes Martin  
      TE Vernon Davis  
       
      49ers inactives  
      QB CJ Beathard 
      WR Deebo Samuel  
      CB Ahkello Witherspoon  
      FB Kyle Juszczyk 
      T Mike McGLinchey 
      T Joe Staley 
      DL DJ Jones 
       
      1st Quarter Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers
       
      Callahan wasn’t playing around when he said he wanted to run the ball.  That first drive was all runs, and looked great... right up until they tried to pass the ball.  Hopkins missed the relatively short fied goal, because of course he did.     

      Maybe Quinn isn’t a good choice to be returning punts?  Consider it.    
       
      That second Redskins drive looked more like what we’ve come to expect from this offense.  Run for negative yards, pass dropped, and an unsuccessful screen pass.  A quintessential Redskins three and out. 

      Passing yards this quarter:  Redskins 3. 49ers 9.  Are you not entertained?! 
       
      Half Time Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers 
       
      How happy are you to spend your Sunday afternoon watching this game?  Consider that some people paid money, to sit in a poncho, in the rain, to watch this game. 
       
      It’s now time for those half time adjustments that our beloved skins do so well.  It’s unlikely the second half mirrors the first. 
       
      3rd Quarter Update 
      Redskins 0 – 3 49ers  
       
      Good news, this game will not end in a 0-0 tie.  Those half time adjustments have kicked in as expected and the 49ers have found a way onto the scoreboard in this messy throwback game.  The Redskins have decided to spend the second half collecting holding penalties and sadness.  Mercifully, only one quarter remains. 
       
      End of Game Update 
      Redskins 0 – 9 49ers 
       
      Callahan hasn’t spent much time as head coach, but he’s already proven that his team can waste 2nd half timeouts like a veteran.  It makes little sense to adopt a strategy that shortens the game when your team is losing, and it makes even less sense when your team is short on time outs.  I’m not really sure what the thinking as late in this game.    
       
      Next week Kirk Cousins!   
       
       
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Yup. The was a the big match of the night. And...that, came out and basically ended it when Kane ran after her because he's in love.

Last night was the worst thing I've ever seen. Never again.

i'm pretty much at this point myself. I turned the show off and went to sleep when the Alberto Rio match started. It's becoming a chore to watch that garbage.

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I have no problem with bringing Lauper in. She is probably in the top ten in a list of most important people in WWF/WWE history. (It's really hard to explain how big her role in the WWF was in 84 and 85' date=' because it just sounds insane now).[/quote']

Lauper was huge in making the WWE mainstream during the rock and wrestling era. Young fans should learn their history and know that wrestling existed long before the NWO and Attitude era.

She should have been the first celebrity inducted to the WWE hall of fame imo.

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She should have been the first celebrity inducted to the WWE hall of fame imo.

Vince has been mad at her, because of course he has.

The build-up to her first appearance on Piper's Pit was crazy.

First of all, I don't think people realize just how big she was in 1984. She and Madonna emerged on the scene at the same time, but Cyndi was initially bigger, because she was obviously a better singer and had better material.

So, the fact that the WWF has able to tease her appearance for weeks was insane.

And then, unlike every celebrity in wrestling history, she actually cut a pretty good promo and started smacking Albano with her purse.

This led to women's wrestling actually mattering for while. This may sound insane, but for about three months, Wendi Richter was the most popular wrestler on the planet.

I think you can make the argument that without Lauper, there is no modern WWE.

Lauper was the selling point for MTV to do The Brawl to End it All. There is no way MTV broadcasts wrestling without Lauper's involvement. That led to the War to Settle the Score (Hogan versus Piper), which led directly to Wrestlemania (which Lauper also participated in). I've never bought the myth that Vince would have gone broke if Wrestlemania had failed. But if Wrestlemania had failed, he would have been a regional company for a lot longer.

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Speaking of young fans knowing their history, I watched that doc on the history of WCW/NWA a month or so ago. That **** was something serious. Ric Flair/Dusty Rhodes were complete badasses.

And I remember watching wrestling as a youngin' (4-6 years old, around '92-'94) some years before the Attitude/Monda Night Wars Era. Looking back on it, it sucked ass...

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First, Vader. Now Cyndi Lauper and Piper. lol, who's gonna embarass Heath Slater next week?

oh and this needs to be posted....

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Speaking of young fans knowing their history, I watched that doc on the history of WCW/NWA a month or so ago. That **** was something serious. Ric Flair/Dusty Rhodes were complete badasses.

And I remember watching wrestling as a youngin' (4-6 years old, around '92-'94) some years before the Attitude/Monda Night Wars Era. Looking back on it, it sucked ass...

IMO, the best era of pro wrestling was 84-89. The years of 85-87 were golden.

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IMO, the best era of pro wrestling was 84-89. The years of 85-87 were golden.

Crockett was on absolute fire during those years.

I know I sound like an old fogey, but until he ran out of ideas, Dusty Rhodes was a tremendous booker. What I liked about him was that everything flowed together in a somewhat logical way. And he could take seemingly stupid stuff and make it great but making it more real not more cartoony.

Take Baby Doll (please).

Baby Doll was a 6'1 240 pound woman who held Texas record in shot put. Somehow, Dusty got it into his brain to make her a sex symbol.

She comes in as Tully Blanchard's "Perfect 10" valet. There had been other valets before this, but none of them were bigger than the wrestlers that they seconded. Tully was three inches shorter and maybe 30 pounds lighter than Nickla.

Anyway, Tully and Dusty have a massive feud where Baby Doll regularly beats the hell out of Dusty. This lasts maybe a year and Dusty wins her services for 30 days in a match. During this, The Four Horsemen form. Tully hires JJ and fires Baby Doll and threatens her. Dusty and she had bonded during those 30 days and he comes to rescue her. There is no Russo swerve here; it all flows logically (at least as logical as wrestling gets). Now, she is Dusty's valet/manager. Jim Cornette had issues with Dusty and starts making fat jokes about Baby Doll. Baby Doll towers over Cornette so, he gets the Midnights and Bubba to attack her and he hits her in the stomach with a racket (and pretty much invents wrestler on woman violence though here it kind of makes sense since Baby Doll was so big and tough). This leads to Dusty and Magnum versus the Midnights, which includes the insanely fantastic James Boys angle. (I can't do Youtube at work, but look up Midnights versus the James Boys. It's my favorite ten minutes of wrestling ever). This gets blown off and Dusty transitions back to Flair. In the middle of that feud, Baby Doll turns on Dusty and becomes Flair's valet, because he's Flair and why wouldn't you want to join him? At that point, she fades away from wrestling..but still...that's two years of flawless, perfect booking that turned a scary looking, massive woman into the most over face and then heel in the company.

Compare this to modern WWE which can't get Brock Lesnar over for more than a few weeks and seemingly has no long-term plan for him. Dusty sold out stadiums with Baby Doll versus Jim Cornette as the second main event. Does anyone actually want to see Lesnar versus HHH?

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Does anyone actually want to see Lesnar versus HHH?

Nope. Because the angle is weak. "You sued me! Let's fight!!! :doh:

And I don't know if this the video you are talking about' date=' but this is what popped up:

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When is Brock supposed to be coming back.

Triple H challanged him to a match at Summer Slam last night. So I am guessing anytime between MITB and Summer Slam

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Another question. Though he's got a ton of mileage on him at this point compared to Rock, what do you guys feel are the odds of seeing another Rock/HHH match? It reeks of excess nostalgia I know, but I would really like to see that happen someway, somehow. I mean the list of guys worthy of Rock feuding with is pretty small.

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Another question. Though he's got a ton of mileage on him at this point compared to Rock, what do you guys feel are the odds of seeing another Rock/HHH match? It reeks of excess nostalgia I know, but I would really like to see that happen someway, somehow. I mean the list of guys worthy of Rock feuding with is pretty small.

Since I don't see Rock going away completely, but I don't see him wrestling with any of the "stars" not named Cena, I think it will happen.

The WWE has basically created this part-timer's group that is far more intriguing than the rest of the roster.

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The WWE has basically created this part-timer's group that is far more intriguing than the rest of the roster.

And that is sad.

I would love to see CM Punk and The Rock would be great. I would love to see a Orton/Lesnar feud (just throwing stuff out there) .

I just got an idea. It would be nice if The Rock and CM Punk had a little feud for the WWE Championship sometime around No Mercy/Elimination Chamber. Then Stone Cold comes and cost CM Punk the title. That way you will have The Rock with the belt heading into Wrestlemainia and the feud that we all want Stone Cold vs CM Punk....

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I keep hearing those rumors about Austin, though I I'm not sure what to believe.

I wouldn't mind Rock/Punk, even though it seems like Punks star has faded slightly. i remember around this time last year, dude was on fire.

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I keep hearing those rumors about Austin, though I I'm not sure what to believe.

I wouldn't mind Rock/Punk, even though it seems like Punks star has faded slightly. i remember around this time last year, dude was on fire.

I guess you can say it is faded, but that is what happens when you are forced to be second fiddle to John Cena.

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I just wish that some otherworldy being could convince/condition todays majority viewership wrestling fans that they should be tired as hell of seeing that

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It's funny, I watch wrestling every week just to see if they will finally do something good. I am consistently disappointed.

But what they did on Monday in not putting Zach Ryder on RAW just proves to me that they are stupid....

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It's funny, I watch wrestling every week just to see if they will finally do something good. I am consistently disappointed.

But what they did on Monday in not putting Zach Ryder on RAW just proves to me that they are stupid....

You just don't understand booking.

The way to get a wrestler over is to have him beaten weak after week and made to look like a fool. You never let him get his heat back. Then you take him off tv. At this point, he will have learned to respect the business. And that's when he gets over. And that's when you have Cena go over him while smirking.

I could be a WWE writer, couldn't I?

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Crockett was on absolute fire during those years.

I know I sound like an old fogey' date=' but until he ran out of ideas, Dusty Rhodes was a tremendous booker. What I liked about him was that everything flowed together in a somewhat logical way. And he could take seemingly stupid stuff and make it great but making it more real not more cartoony.

Take Baby Doll (please).

Baby Doll was a 6'1 240 pound woman who held Texas record in shot put. Somehow, Dusty got it into his brain to make her a sex symbol.

She comes in as Tully Blanchard's "Perfect 10" valet. There had been other valets before this, but none of them were bigger than the wrestlers that they seconded. Tully was three inches shorter and maybe 30 pounds lighter than Nickla.

Anyway, Tully and Dusty have a massive feud where Baby Doll regularly beats the hell out of Dusty. This lasts maybe a year and Dusty wins her services for 30 days in a match. During this, The Four Horsemen form. Tully hires JJ and fires Baby Doll and threatens her. Dusty and she had bonded during those 30 days and he comes to rescue her. There is no Russo swerve here; it all flows logically (at least as logical as wrestling gets). Now, she is Dusty's valet/manager. Jim Cornette had issues with Dusty and starts making fat jokes about Baby Doll. Baby Doll towers over Cornette so, he gets the Midnights and Bubba to attack her and he hits her in the stomach with a racket (and pretty much invents wrestler on woman violence though here it kind of makes sense since Baby Doll was so big and tough). This leads to Dusty and Magnum versus the Midnights, which includes the insanely fantastic James Boys angle. (I can't do Youtube at work, but look up Midnights versus the James Boys. It's my favorite ten minutes of wrestling ever). This gets blown off and Dusty transitions back to Flair. In the middle of that feud, Baby Doll turns on Dusty and becomes Flair's valet, because he's Flair and why wouldn't you want to join him? At that point, she fades away from wrestling..but still...that's two years of flawless, perfect booking that turned a scary looking, massive woman into the most over face and then heel in the company.

Compare this to modern WWE which can't get Brock Lesnar over for more than a few weeks and seemingly has no long-term plan for him. Dusty sold out stadiums with Baby Doll versus Jim Cornette as the second main event. Does anyone actually want to see Lesnar versus HHH?[/quote']

You know your NWA.

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TNA has fired Ric Flair, so hopefully he'll be back with WWE soon.

IMO Flair should be Dolph Ziggler's mentor / manager in WWE. TNA was using Flair PERFECTLY when he first arrived in 2010 when A.J. Styles was his front man.

IMO Flair should be Bobby Heenan and whoever they pair him with should be Nick Bockwinkel. Connected at the hip forever, no splitups six months into it.

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TNA has fired Ric Flair, so hopefully he'll be back with WWE soon.

IMO Flair should be Dolph Ziggler's mentor / manager in WWE. TNA was using Flair PERFECTLY when he first arrived in 2010 when A.J. Styles was his front man.

IMO Flair should be Bobby Heenan and whoever they pair him with should be Nick Bockwinkel. Connected at the hip forever, no splitups six months into it.

Now I know they could be lieing, but WWE did say this last week:

“First, and as I advised you orally on the phone during our recent conference call, WWE has not solicited Ric Flair to leave TNA and enter into a contract with WWE. WWE has made no offer to Flair and has no intention of doing so.

Second, as I also advised you, WWE has not solicited any other current TNA talent to repudiate their contracts and enter into a contract with WWE. WWE has no interest in current TNA talent.”

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So I guess that's why the Sting/Taker thing never happened at WrestleMania, even though I saw where Sting supposedly was even willing to job to Taker

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