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      ES Coverage Cowboys vs Redskins 2019
       
      9/15/19
       
      Do I look like I'm playing? I'm not playing. This is the Washington Redskins versus the Dallas Cowboys. If you are a fan of this game, and this one does not get you excited you might want to check your pulse.
       
      Hello my friends it is I, JimmiJo, back for another year of this wonderful thing we call Redskins Football. This makes season 14 for me. I am joined by The Spaceman Spiff who will hereafter be known as "The Spaceman Spiff." 
       
      Where's that dude that gets the big tattoos on his back? There's his next one.
       
      So how important is this game? I don't know. What is the different between 1-1 and 0-2? The difference between batting .500 and zippy?
       
      Throw in that this is their 2nd division game to start the year AND a home game and you have a critical match.
       
      And once again they contend with critical injuries to start the year. Last year it was  their rookie star running back. This year its their 2nd year star...well you get the rest.  Darrius Guice is gone and not coming back this year. I think this really hurts him moving forward. Not sure who will build a scheme around him given his first two seasons.
       
      So it is down to the veteran Adrian Peterson. I have no worries of ring rust for hum. None whatsoever. He knows what to do.
       
      Anyway, almost time. Please share your thoughts.
       
      Stand by...
       
      Inactives
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 12 QB Colt McCoy
      o   No. 23 CB Quinton Dunbar
      o   No. 31 Fabian Moreau
      o   No. 64 C Ross Pierschbacher
      o   No. 67 G Wes Martin
      o   No. 86 TE Jordan Reed
      o   No. 93 DT Jonathan Allen
       
      The Cowboys declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 10 WR Tavon Austin
      o   No. 37 S Donovan Wilson
      o   No. 57 LB Luke Gifford
      o   No. 61 C Adam Redmond
      o   No. 69 G Brandon Knight
      o   No. 79 DT Trysten Hill
      o   No. 97 DE Taco Charlton
       
      Follow along in-game at Twitter @Skinscast 
       
      JimmiJo
       
      Head coach Jay Gruden said it is not time to press the panic button when asked if staff changes could occur on the defensive coaching staff. It may not be for him, but he might want to pay attention to the sounds coming from the owners suite at Redskins Park.
       
      For example the sound of shouting and heavy objects striking walls could portend an early offseason for someone.
       
      The Washington Redskins are now 0-2 to start the season. They are 0-2 in the division.
       
      If that is not panic-inducing, they face a Chicago Bears football team (themselves in need of a solid win) on Monday Night Football next. A series they do not typically do well on.
       
      In both games to open the campaign the winning teams had the game well in hand at the start of the fourth quarter, despite Washington taking leads in each of the games.
       
      Against Dallas, the team began well again; taking a 7-0 lead into the second quarter. This was not quite the 17-0 start they had in Philadelphia. Nor did it take until halftime for the Cowboys to adjust.
       
      It happened on Dallas’ fourth drive. Starting at their own 3-yard line at 9:44 in the 2nd period, the Cowboys employed a combination of runs up the middle and quick outs in the flats and sideline to advance the ball 97-yards in 7 plays and tie the game.
       
      Following a three-and-out by Washington, Dallas went 74-yards on 11-plays to take the 14-7 lead at halftime.
       
      The 3rd Quarter began with the Cowboys receiving the ball at their own 25. Nine plays  and 75-yards later they were leading 21-7.
       
      The Redskins made it interesting with their own 11-play, 70-yard drive to cut he lead to 7.
       
      But Dallas responded with a field goal. And would add another touchdown in the fourth quarter to extend the lead to 17.
       
      Washington’s consolation score with just under 3-minutes remaining allowed rookie Terry McLaurin to add a touchdown to his debut season.
       
      The Redskins have developed a reputation for not responding well to adjustments. They had little answer for the adjustments Dallas made to their offense. Ditto the game in Philadelphia.
       
      In both, Washington had a lead to protect and could not.
       
      Coming into the season the defense was expected to the be the strength of the team. Yet in two games they have surrendered 910 yards (445 per game) and 63 points. Not exactly setting the world on fire.
       
      Statistically the Redskins defense are near the bottom in points allowed and yards surrendered.
       
      The coach wants to blame injuries. Not only the their excellent young nose tackle in Jonathan Allen, but also to the secondary which has already gone significant realignment to accommodate injuries to Quinton Dunbar and Fabian Moreau.
       
      Still, with the specter of a season going off the rails after only two games, the fans want someone to blame.
       
      Wont be the quarterback. Case Keenum has completed 68.2 percent of his passes. He has thrown 3 touchdowns against no interceptions.
      Ditto other skill positions. Adrian Peterson did not his best outing but the team abandoned the run early. The receivers are doling their own, with guys like McLaurin shining.
       
      And as bad as the collapse was last week and the home loss this, it feels too early to call for the head coach.
       
      That leaves those in charge of the defense. Specifically, Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky.
       
      Fan ire seems more and more to be falling on Manusky, if sentiment on twitter and sports radio means anything.
       
      But they don’t decide who stays and who leaves. That is the job of the head coach who so far, is backing his guy.
       
      But there is a higher authority at Redskins Park. Legend has it owner Daniel Snyder once put a gallon of vanilla ice cream outside a Redskins defensive coordinator’s door following a poor performance by the defense.  
       
      Given the start to this season, Manusky could be hearing the ice cream truck in his sleep. And that would be better than what many of the fans are wishing for him.
       

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Blasphemy!!!!!

Haha, ill try another but it was very smokey. Some of you guys might like it and I wouldn't be suprised if bacon was a secret ingredient.

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I stand corrected, just cracked a Black Hawk stout. This one is a lot less smokey (odd) chocolatey smell and taste, not to heavy, decent but not great. My problem with this beer is the 5 percent alcohol, wtf, if you're going to make a stout, make it kick ass.

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Hey quick question for the Beer gurus on here, is it ok to drink beer that has been sitting your fridge for months but has an expired date on it? I have some Stella Atrois that expired on July 16th according to the bottles, and I didn't realize it was in my fridge because I was drinking other beer. I am thinking it should be ok, but any suggestions?

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Watched DC United lose another game. Drinking it down with some Miller Lite. Whatevs.

Nevermind, wrong game

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Hey quick question for the Beer gurus on here, is it ok to drink beer that has been sitting your fridge for months but has an expired date on it? I have some Stella Atrois that expired on July 16th according to the bottles, and I didn't realize it was in my fridge because I was drinking other beer. I am thinking it should be ok, but any suggestions?

It's fine, just not optimal. Some beers get better with age, some lose flavor. Any beer that relies on predominantly hops should be consumed as fresh as possible. I'm sure there are a couple exceptions, but it is a good rule of thumb. Darker beers generally age well. Go buy a "fresh" Stella and drink them side by side. See if you notice anything.

We expect a full report by Monday.

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trying the dogfish head raison d'etre for the first time right now.

kind of intense.

any thoughts on this? one of the richer beers ive tried.

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trying the dogfish head raison d'etre for the first time right now.

kind of intense.

any thoughts on this? one of the richer beers ive tried.

I think compared to most of Dogfishes' high-end stuff, it actually isn't that rich.

Compared to an American lager, yeah, it's rich.

I just got a four pack of Dogfish Head Pumpkin Ale and a bottle of their Aprihop. Gonna try both for the first time tonight!

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We landed in Ocean City about 2 hours ago. I picked up a 12 mixer of Victory, 12 Sierra Nevadas, 12 DFH 60 minutes and 18 ML's. Sitting on the dock drinking a 60 minute, it tastes damn good. I went up to the beach a little while ago and there's only about 25 feet of beach left and the waves are massive. (Easily double head high)

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Dogfish Head Punkin Ale

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Pours an amber brown with a soapy off-white head. Aroma of cinnamon, brown sugar and pumpkin pie right away. Bam. Ginger, nutmeg and honey round it out. This smells like an excellent pumpkin pie!

Taste has a fair amount of hop strength; citrus and pine. Pumpkin pie and coinciding spices are the majority of the flavor. I think this beer could use more of a malt backbone, and it's pretty baffling that it's lacking in that department. This has some major potential.

The sturdy body and crackling carbonation kind of make up for the lack of malt in this brew, but it turns out to be a mostly spice-heavy beer in the end. It's definitely lively, which is why I think this would be a great late-fall beer; November, when the weather is around the 40s and 50s.

This beer could be in the elite range with a stronger malt backing, however it's still a beer that is easily enjoyable on a cold fall afternoon.

B (86)

Edited by d0ublestr0ker0ll

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I think compared to most of Dogfishes' high-end stuff, it actually isn't that rich.

Compared to an American lager, yeah, it's rich.

I just got a four pack of Dogfish Head Pumpkin Ale and a bottle of their Aprihop. Gonna try both for the first time tonight!

Let me know what you think about the Aprihop, I really like it. But I tend to like fruitier beers once in a while. :paranoid:

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Let me know what you think about the Aprihop, I really like it. But I tend to like fruitier beers once in a while. :paranoid:

I remember liking that one. It was just the right amount of apricot. I don't think I could drink more than 2 of them in a row though. Need to try it again.

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Let me know what you think about the Aprihop, I really like it. But I tend to like fruitier beers once in a while. :paranoid:

:paranoid:

Now I think I'll pass on the MMA/beer get-together.

Dogfish Head Aprihop IPA

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Hazy rust color with a soapy, sandy brown head. A lot of lacing. Looking rich.

Aroma is excellent. Apricot is working perfectly with the citrus hops. Powerful, saturating smell. Some brown sugar and ginger in there as well. A slight caramel malt. Tropical; mouthwatering.

Taste is also excellent. Splash of citrus, pine and earth hops hits with firm bitterness. Undercurrent of apricot flavors are set at a perfect level. This is certainly an IPA, and certainly not a fruit beer. With that in mind, the apricot is mighty flavorful, and doesn't drown the hops out at all. Malt is caramel, and again, very subtle.

Body is average for an IPA, carbonation is as well. Finish is a highlight of the hops, and it lasts for a while.

This is once again a hell of an IPA from Dogfish Head. The apricot is at a perfect tone, the hops are delicious. A few things could use some minor tweaking in order to stand out. However, it's delicious as it is.

A (93)

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I remember liking that one. It was just the right amount of apricot. I don't think I could drink more than 2 of them in a row though. Need to try it again.

This is once again a hell of an IPA from Dogfish Head. The apricot is at a perfect tone, the hops are delicious. A few things could use some minor tweaking in order to stand out. However, it's delicious as it is.

A (93)

I definitely agree about it having just the right amount of apricot. I could drink a few of them but I couldn't drink them all night...I guess that's why they come in packs of four.

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Picked up some Heavy Seas Loose Cannon tonight...slapping some T-Bones on the grill with peas and potatoes on the side. Gonna probably poor two of these mommas in my tulip glass at a time. Very excite.

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Just had a River Horse Hop A lot a mus double IPA with some spicy chinese food. Pretty decent brew, I'm not sure I would but it again if I had other option.

Thumb and a half thumbs up.

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Picked up some Heavy Seas Loose Cannon tonight...slapping some T-Bones on the grill with peas and potatoes on the side. Gonna probably poor two of these mommas in my tulip glass at a time. Very excite.

Well?? How do you like it? I'm drinking one right now. Unfortunately, it's from a bottle because my keg blew last weekend. I think I'm going to put Victory Hop Devil back in the rotation.

Speaking of Heavy Seas....a bunch of us are headed there tomorrow for the Bacon Beer Fest. We went to it last year and it kicked ass! Basically, it's a big party at the brewerey that features a couple of the best things in the world, beer and bacon. In addition to their staples, they've brewed some special beers and ales just for the event....here's a blurb from the Heavy Seas web-site:

"Pirates, Pigs & Pints!

Our favorite fest of them all! 10+ Bacons from around the world and dishes made with bacon from the area's best restaurants. Be sure to dress like a pirate to help us celebrate "Talk Like a Pirate Day". There will be a contest & prizes for the Best Dressed Pirate!

Our Heavy Seas Beer & Bacon Fest ~ Pyrates, Pigs & Pints will feature some creative firkins! Here's the list:

Loose Cannon from a 55 gallon bourbon barrel – pouring directly from that barrel

Loose Cannon – the same recipe that we sent to GBBF where it won 2nd place CAMRA

Great’er Pumpkin served from a giant pumpkin which our firkin guy grew in his garden

Heavy Seas Pale Ale with added local hops

‘Mystery’ firkin! a secret blend of beers.

~ Live Music

"All you care to taste" beer & bacon, food made with bacon, plus bacon, bacon, bacon."

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Well?? How do you like it? I'm drinking one right now. Unfortunately, it's from a bottle because my keg blew last weekend. I think I'm going to put Victory Hop Devil back in the rotation.

Damn, I'm so envious that you get the Loose Cannon in kegs. Just awesome. This is my second review on it, which I just wrote up...

Heavy Seas Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA

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Beautiful golden pour, looks fantastic in a glass. Mildly hazy, soapy off-white head.

This is simply one of those really high level IPA aromas. In general, it somewhat smells like a white wine. Has a Belgian Wit complex for sure; coriander and orange peel. Pine and citrus hops for sure, lightly toasted malt in the background. Fairly strong, full aroma.

Man, taste is a slice of pine, citrus and grass. A little subdued, again, a Belgian complex. Toasty malt again, earthy, excellent balance. Candy in there as well, sweet sugars and a little cookie dough at the finish.

Body is perfect, slightly above medium, carbonation is also. Full bodied, but goes down very easily (dirty minds ignore last comment).

This beer is so easy to drink while being extremely enjoyable at the same time. Considering it's a hefty IPA, that's saying something. While IPAs are not known to match up well with many foods, this goes great with some steak and BBQ sauce. It's easily become one of my favorite beers to have for dinner.

And while in certain aspects it's not a world class beer, it's certainly well-rounded enough to be in the elite category.

A (95)

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Picked up 6 raging *****, 6 DFH 60 minutes, 4 DFH Punkins and 12 pack Victory mixer that includes 4 Hop devils, 4 golden monkeys and 4 Prima Pils.

The Victory mixed 12 pack is by far the best mixed 12 pack I have had yet. The Prima Pils is the best Pilsner I have tried(solid A), the Golden Monkey and the Hop Devil are both excellent as well. The Golden Monkey is a Belgian Style Ale that has an expiration of 2013, yeah, a few of these wil do a number on you at 9.5 percent. All 3 are great beers and for 15.99 this 12 pack is a steal.

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Bought a 6er of Smithwicks the other night, it's nice going back to one of the first beers that I've ever tried. The floral notes are something that I didn't notice the first time. As the description on the bottle says, a nice smooth ale. Moderate carbonation that keeps the pleasant aromas flowing in the glass throughout the drinking experience. A nice medium body that doesn't leave the mouth too dry nor too greasy. An all around nice brew that is accented with its caramel color and bone white head. Definitely easy to sit down with some friends and enjoy over the evening.

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Got some Schlitz to guzzle for the game tonight. One of my favorite macro lagers. I like the description: "Just a Kiss of the Hops." Describes it pretty well. A noticeable dash of hops and that typical grain/corn backbone. $7.50 a 12-pack is nice. Like this stuff a lot better than big-name crap that costs $2 to $6 more.

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Got some Schlitz to guzzle for the game tonight. Like this stuff a lot better than big-name crap that costs $2 to $6 more.

It's crazy to think that Schlitz was once the best selling beer. Schlitz & Bud were like Coke & Pepsi until Schlitz did the unthinkable and changed the brewing method.

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So Sierra Nevada has a dark brown ale called "Tumbler" and wow, it's one fine blend. I'd go so far as to say it's just as tasty as their original Pale Ale. The perfect accompaniment to a fine steak. Check it out. I think it may just be a seasonal beer (but that's just a mktg scam anyhoo). Still worth the purchase.

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