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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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this obviously proves joe silva reads this board :silly:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/17229/shane-carwin-vs-frank-mir-in-the-works-for-interim-heavyweight-title-at-ufc-111-in-march.mma

mir vs. carwin for interim title @ 111 in March

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this obviously proves joe silva reads this board :silly:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/17229/shane-carwin-vs-frank-mir-in-the-works-for-interim-heavyweight-title-at-ufc-111-in-march.mma

mir vs. carwin for interim title @ 111 in March

This is great...there are a lot of excellent fights coming up.

I am intrigued to see who Strikeforce has Fedor and Hendo matched up with on the CBS card in April, but regardless, the first four months of 2010 should have some great fights. Let's hope injuries do not derail some of these bouts.

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This is great...there are a lot of excellent fights coming up.

I am intrigued to see who Strikeforce has Fedor and Hendo matched up with on the CBS card in April, but regardless, the first four months of 2010 should have some great fights. Let's hope injuries do not derail some of these bouts.

That's what I was gonna say, as long as this freak injury bug stays away then we'll be good this spring.

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http://mmajunkie.com/news/17239/ufc-vet-din-thomas-signs-with-shine-fights-likely-to-meet-boxer-ricardo-mayorga.mma

UFC veteran Din Thomas (24-8) has signed with the rookie Shine Fights promotion and is expected to make his promotional debut in March 2010, promotion officials today announced.

Today's release included a quote in which Thomas called out boxing champ Ricardo Mayorga (0-0), who recently signed with Shine Fights to make his MMA debut.

While Thomas vs. Mayorga is expected to take place on the promotion's next card, company officials told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) bout agreements have not been signed.

Terms of Thomas' deal and details of the organization's next show were not announced.

"I signed my contract to fight, and I'm happy," Thomas stated. "Now if Mayorga would just put the Weed Eater down for a minute and scribble his name on the dots, we'd have a fight."

Thomas, a cast member on "The Ultimate Fighter 4" who went 5-4 during three stints with the UFC, has won five of his past seven fights. The American Top Team fighter most recently defeated Dustin Pieken and Gabe Lemley in February and March, respectively, following his release from the UFC.

Mayorga, a 35-year-old native of Nicaragua, debuted professionally as a boxer in 1993. He hit his stride from 1999 to 2003 by going 16-0-1 with 13 knockouts. He concluded the streak with a TKO of Vernon Forrest for the WBC/WBA welterweight belt and won the rematch via majority decision six months later. (Forrest was 35-0 entering their first meeting.)

Since then, though, Mayorga has alternated between wins and losses and is just 3-4 in his past seven fights. He most recently suffered a 12th-round knockout loss to Shane Mosley in September 2008.

Thomas joins a quickly growing Shine Fights roster that includes recent additions Alexander Shlemenko, Luiz Azeredo and Murilo "Ninja" Rua.

Mayorga is the highest profile boxer to actually sign to a MMA fight. he was always more of a brawler than a boxer, but he was a legit champ with sick power that will be even more pronounced with 4oz gloves.

Thomas would be a fool to even think about testing Mayorga's hands. i'm not trying to see a repeat of Timmay/Mercer

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http://mmajunkie.com/news/17239/ufc-vet-din-thomas-signs-with-shine-fights-likely-to-meet-boxer-ricardo-mayorga.mma

Mayorga is the highest profile boxer to actually sign to a MMA fight. he was always more of a brawler than a boxer, but he was a legit champ with sick power that will be even more pronounced with 4oz gloves.

Thomas would be a fool to even think about testing Mayorga's hands. i'm not trying to see a repeat of Timmay/Mercer

I agree big time. Mayorga should also be wary of high kicks but I'm very much in agreement that the fists of a true slugger are beyond deadly and 4oz gloves will make his jabs knock people out.

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http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Cristiane-Cyborg-Could-Pose-for-Playboy-21602

Since stopping Gina Carano in August, Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos has been moving to the forefront of women’s MMA. In addition to winning a title belt and plenty of praise, she has received coverage in various MMA and fitness magazines. One offer from outside the industry caught her by surprise, though: an invitation to pose for Playboy.

“Actually we are still talking, and I’m thinking about that possibility,” she said. “After all, only one man saw me naked in my entire life and I have to think deeply about that.”

Cyborg returns to MMA on Jan. 30 in Sunrise, Fla., where she’ll defend her Strikeforce women’s title against Marloes Coenen.

“I’m pretty much focused on the training,” she said. “I’ve trained so hard to get this belt, I’ll do anything to keep it with me.”

Cyborg would not compare Coenen to Gina Carano, whom she defeated to win the title.

“I don’t like to compare fights,” she said. “I believe that each fight is a different story. I’m training really hard and getting prepared to give another show to my fans and represent the Chute Boxe name well, always keeping my main focus on the knockout.”

i'd hit it

:stop::thud::puke:

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http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Sherk-Out-of-UFC-108-21624

Sean Sherk has withdrawn from a lightweight bout against Jim Miller at UFC 108 on Jan. 2 in Las Vegas, Sherdog.com has confirmed with the fighter’s manager, Monte Cox.

Cox said the 36-year-old Minnesotan sustained a cut over his right eye that required multiple stitches. The former UFC lightweight champion had been promoted from a preliminary bout to face Miller on the main card only a week ago.

Sherk was also forced to pull out of a bout against Gleison Tibau at UFC 104 last October when he suffered a “Grade II AC separation” in his right shoulder while rolling with a training partner.

Sherdog.com has learned that the promotion is seeking a new opponent for Miller for the Jan. 2 event.

With a mix of strong wrestling and striking, the 26-year-old Miller earned a second-round technical knockout against Steve Lopez at UFC 103 last September in Dallas.

108 is cursed. if i was still on that card i would just stop all physical training. stay inside and study film of your opponent

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My husband just told me about Cyborg possibly posing for Playboy. We got a good laugh over dinner about that. Come on boys, you know you'd love to see that! ;)

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We got a good laugh over dinner about that. Come on boys, you know you'd love to see that! ;)

Shock value curiosity is indeed undeniable but I swear it ends there. :)

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Speaking of people no one wants to see naked... war machine is doing porn now. Apparently it's old news that I missed that I heard about at a bar last night.

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According to Wiki, Nick Diaz is fighting Zaromskis for the WW title on Strikeforce's Herschel Walker debut card on Jan 30th:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strikeforce:_Miami

This will be a good test for both fighters IMO. Nick had better not do any of his stupid taunting during the fight because Zaromskis has Cro-Cop-esque head kicks.

If anyone saw his bout with Jason High in Dream, it ended with a brutal head-kick/punch KO that's hard to forget.

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Speaking of people no one wants to see naked... war machine is doing porn now. Apparently it's old news that I missed that I heard about at a bar last night.

:doh::doh::doh::doh::doh:

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Speaking of people no one wants to see naked... war machine is doing porn now. Apparently it's old news that I missed that I heard about at a bar last night.

Okay, I hadn't heard this either, so I looked up his wiki page...there is now a warrant out for his arrest (don't know if he's been arrested yet) because he went ape**** at a porn actresses birthday party, attacked a bunch of guests, sent them to the hospital and ran off to hide from the cops. :laugh:

I know people getting hurt isn't really funny, but can we get more random here!?!

Guy needs serious counseling.

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Okay, I hadn't heard this either, so I looked up his wiki page...there is now a warrant out for his arrest (don't know if he's been arrested yet) because he went ape**** at a porn actresses birthday party, attacked a bunch of guests, sent them to the hospital and ran off to hide from the cops. :laugh:

I know people getting hurt isn't really funny, but can we get more random here!?!

Guy needs serious counseling.

sounds like his next movie will be made in prison

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According to Wiki, Nick Diaz is fighting Zaromskis for the WW title on Strikeforce's Herschel Walker debut card on Jan 30th:

That's a good fight, but I would be pissed if I were Jay Hieron. He was scheduled to face Diaz for the WW title a few months ago until Diaz no-showed the drug test. He won his fight that night (albeit against a replacement Jesse Taylor) and now gets passed over?

And Hieron brutally KO'd Jason High too. :D

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quick picks for the 2 MMA cards tonight

Strikeforce:

Cung Le over Scott Smith, 3rd Round (T)KO

Josh Thomson over Gilbert Melendez, Unanimous Decision

Jacare over Matt Lindland, 2nd Round Submission

King Mo over Mike Whitehead, 2nd Round (T)KO

WEC:

Cerrone over Ratcliffe, 1st Round (T)KO

Njokuani over Horodecki, 2nd Round (T)KO

Yahya over Benavidez, 3rd Round Submission

Mizugaki over Jorgenson, Unanimous Decision

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Speaking of people no one wants to see naked... war machine is doing porn now. Apparently it's old news that I missed that I heard about at a bar last night.

Found this NSFW photo of his scene:

http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/dailyloaf/files/2009/11/riley_medium.jpg

The nudity is blocked out but barely.

That's a good fight, but I would be pissed if I were Jay Hieron. He was scheduled to face Diaz for the WW title a few months ago until Diaz no-showed the drug test. He won his fight that night (albeit against a replacement Jesse Taylor) and now gets passed over?

And Hieron brutally KO'd Jason High too. :D

Yeah that is kind of messed up, I'm not sure why they overlooked Heiron. I know they want to give Zaromskis the opportunity to own both the Dream and Strikeforce WW belts to potentially hype him up though.

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cristiane-cyborg-santos.jpg

are you serious? whyyyy :puke:

Yeah, she looks like a man. Sometimes I wonder what kind of supplements she is taking.

Gina Carano is a whole different story though. lol

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Found this NSFW photo of his scene:

http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/dailyloaf/files/2009/11/riley_medium.jpg

The nudity is blocked out but barely.

Yeah that is kind of messed up, I'm not sure why they overlooked Heiron. I know they want to give Zaromskis the opportunity to own both the Dream and Strikeforce WW belts to potentially hype him up though.

Love your signature by the way. Fedor is the King of great knockouts. That was a great one to see on network television. I hope Strikeforce is successful on CBS.

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OMG!!! That's the exact same couch I have!

Lol! You didn't buy it used did you? It may have had War Machine's naked ass on it.

Love your signature by the way. Fedor is the King of great knockouts. That was a great one to see on network television. I hope Strikeforce is successful on CBS.

Thanks man. He's actually more of a submission/GnP guy IMO, but it seems like his standup is finally catching up to his ground game. He definitely hits hard though and has the best ground and pound I've ever seen in the sport.

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