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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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WHAT?!?! I'm totally shocked. RIP Mr Steward.

---------- Post added October-25th-2012 at 11:08 AM ----------

There are contradicting reports on Stewards death.

Edited by DM72

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WHAT?!?! I'm totally shocked. RIP Mr Steward.

---------- Post added October-25th-2012 at 11:08 AM ----------

There are contradicting reports on Stewards death.

Unfortunately, I think its true. A lot of fighters connected to him are confirming the news.

http://www.badlefthook.com/2012/10/25/3553742/emanuel-steward-dead-passed-away-age-68-klitschko-boxing-news

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Well, his family nor ESPN has confirmed his passing. Just saying.

http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/sports/Famed-Detroit-boxing-trainer-Emanuel-Steward-dies-at-age-68-sister-confirms#ixzz2ALGmPG97

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Legendary boxing trainer Emanuel Steward has passed away at age 68 and the family has confirmed his death.

Steward's sister, Diane called me at 3:29 and said, "He went home about half an hour ago. He fought harder than Hagler and Hearns. I'll tell you more later. It's too tough right now."

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Unfortunately, you guys are correct. As I've searched I've seen a few main stream media outlets pick up the story.

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Broner is clown, but his skill set is legit. His hooks are lightning fast. First fight at 135 and he's having early success against DeMarco, who is a very good fighter in his own right.

On the undercard, Seth Mitchell got schooled and dropped by a pro.

---------- Post added November-17th-2012 at 11:07 PM ----------

Broner is working DeMarco on the inside, handspeed is way too fast for DeMarco to live there.

---------- Post added November-17th-2012 at 11:11 PM ----------

DeMarco is a legit champ at 135 and Broner is dominating him in every fashion in his first fight at 135

that last round should be 10-8 even without a knockdown

---------- Post added November-17th-2012 at 11:15 PM ----------

DeMarco's corner might have to save him from himself.

---------- Post added November-17th-2012 at 11:20 PM ----------

Broner finishes him in the 8th.

Absolutely masterclass performance from Broner.

Edited by StillUnknown

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Broner is a beast! Demarco got destroyed

Everybody at 135 has got a real problem on there hands, the only guy I see that can give him real challenge is Rios with his relentless style.

Broner got the Mayweathers defensive stand down too a T and hes only gonig too get better. Like Mayweather his long freakesh arms cover his whole body only leaving the kidneys exposed. The guy is so fast that if you keep trying too go too the body hes going too counter you and put you down. Also his chin is tucked perfectly and the shoulder pretty much blocks his whole face.

He has too stay hungry he has potientail too be great if he adopts Mayweathers worth ethic

---------- Post added November-18th-2012 at 09:08 AM ----------

I forgot Rios moved up too Junior Welterweight so its really no challenge for Broner at 135. He should fight one more time at the weight and then look too move up again too 140 the toughest divison in boxing.

Edited by SiCkSoULjA

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http://www.fightnews.com/Boxing/macho-camacho-shot-in-puerto-rico-150306

Hector "Macho" Camacho shot

News sources inform that former world champion Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho was shot in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, during a shootout between cars. Camacho could be in a life threatening condition and has gunshot wounds near the neck and face. He was taken to St. Paul’s hospital in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.

Camacho has an artificial resperator in his mouth. Information indicates that a bullet is lodged in his brain and that the chances of survival are minimal.

The sources report that a person traveling with Camacho died in the incident.

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at first i was pretty sad about the situation, but reading about him and his coke problems, i really have no remorse.... sympathy to his family, but he was not the man he appeared to be

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at first i was pretty sad about the situation, but reading about him and his coke problems, i really have no remorse.... sympathy to his family, but he was not the man he appeared to be

Seriously, I don't ever really recalling him appearing to be a "good guy." He was who he was. Personally flawed, but a great fighter.

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Seriously, I don't ever really recalling him appearing to be a "good guy." He was who he was. Personally flawed, but a great fighter.

oh i agree he was a tremendous fighter... but seeing headlines including the words like tragedy. shame, etc.. he had no one to blame but himself

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oh i agree he was a tremendous fighter... but seeing headlines including the words like tragedy. shame, etc.. he had no one to blame but himself

when anyone dies, its a tragedy unless they were a monster.

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For anyone who missed Guerrero vs Berto last night, you missed a very hard inside fight for 12 rounds. Guerrero fought a bit dirty but overall very good entertaining fight and I'd love to see a rematch.

Great fight!

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For anyone who missed Guerrero vs Berto last night, you missed a very hard inside fight for 12 rounds. Guerrero fought a bit dirty but overall very good entertaining fight and I'd love to see a rematch.

Great fight!

was the most brutal fight ive seen in a while.

Berto's eyes were both closed.

Guerrero was fighting dirty as hell and the ref allowed it yet penalized Berto when he tried to retaliate. Guerrero deserved to win that fight, but that was unfair.

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