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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 the head coach of the Washington Redskins, 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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de la hoya/mayweather is pointless other than filling out their pockets. mayweather will win, easier than he did in the first fight.

Agreed.

Golden boy my ass.

Never been a fighter carried more IMO.

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Flores beats Wilson

wilson didn't look good at all, kept looking for the one-punch KO instead of working. flores was really just busier, didn't do much damage.

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Flores beats Wilson

wilson didn't look good at all, kept looking for the one-punch KO instead of working. flores was really just busier, didn't do much damage.

True. It was closer than judged though.

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looks like paul williams won't be getting a shot at cotto anyway. i thought the fight should have been a draw (points wise) but quintana definitely put a hurtin on paul tonight. Berto looked really good....that guy he fought had a serius chin!

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looks like paul williams won't be getting a shot at cotto anyway. i thought the fight should have been a draw (points wise) but quintana definitely put a hurtin on paul tonight. Berto looked really good....that guy he fought had a serius chin!

paul is one of my favorite fighters, but i scored the fight for Quintana. Paul was out of shape and fought lazy. fought as though he expected quintana to just roll over and accept defeat. Quintana had a gameplan and worked it perfection, williams had no answer for the left had all fight, he never even attempted to make an adjustment. as someone who couldn't get a big name to fight him, williams didn't show any of the fire that gained him that position. back to Friday Night Fights for Paul :laugh:

Berto definitely showcased himself tonight. my only knock against him is that he needs more head movement. He gets hit with too many jabs, but that should be correctable if he has a good team around him. time to put him in with Luis Collazo or Zab Judah type of fighters. someone who's on the bottom half of the top 10 welterweights.

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Williams is a punk. I would like to see Cotto fight Pavlik. That would be a war.

Cotto fights at 147lbs

Pavlik had a hard time making 160lbs.

Cotto has a suspect chin, Pavlik is one of the harder punchers at 160lbs

Pavlik KO's Cotto inside of 5rds.

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Question: Do former champions get rematches automatically? Even if not, Williams should be back. Maybe he needed to be humbled a bit, but I'd guess he'll be back w/ a vengeance.

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Question: Do former champions get rematches automatically? Even if not, Williams should be back. Maybe he needed to be humbled a bit, but I'd guess he'll be back w/ a vengeance.

contract has to have a rematch clause. I doubt this one had a rematch clause, but paul will be back on hbo w/ in the new few months.

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I could see Paul Williams facing Zab Judah, after Judah gets his ass handed to him by sugar shane.

why is Judah still getting big money fights against top name opponents? this dude gets as many chances as Golota got.

Pavlik vs. Taylor II tomorrow on PPV. i'll take Pavlik by unanimous decision. i wouldn't be surprised to see both fighters suffer a knockdown again. when i break down this fight, i just see more ways for pavlik to win than taylor. pavlik is the better boxer, and obviously has the power to knock him out. Taylor has the power to KO pavlik, and if he gets him rocked like he did in the first fight, he'll finish the job this time around. i see pavlik being a little more methodical this time out since he has to respect taylor's power. part of me wants Taylor to win so we a third match, but pavlik wins.

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I just watched the movie Ali.

Muhammad really was a once in a lifetime person.

I'm glad you look so highly of Will Smith. :D

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i scored the fight even, great fight overall

Pavlic closed the show and Taylor didn't, but it was a good fight though.

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Pavlic closed the show and Taylor didn't, but it was a good fight though.

i gave pavlik the last two rounds as well, still had it a draw overall. even though no belt was on the line, taylor defintely should've been more aggressive in those final frames.

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