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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. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
Toe Jam

Random "Thot" Thread (Stadium Edition)

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lol

This could have been placed in the random thought thread or the question thread.

The secret is rain pants. If you have a rain coat, rain pants, and you dress warmly, you'll be fine.

If you don't have rain pants, I'd stay home or in the hotel or whatever. Or better yet, buy some tix under cover. I bet you could find some cheap.

I bought tix 3 months ago... it is for his birthday but i never saw such bad weather coming.

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No. You'd have to eat those. Sorry.

thank you for your help. decisions decisions for me to make...kinda wish we were 4 - 1 and they would be so much easier to make.

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could I trade the tix I already have in?

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What Section and row are you in?? If they are decent seats someone on here might be willing to meet you at the stadium and buy them from you.

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I don't know how old gramps is but I wouldn't take my die hard 82 year old mother to this game. Elderly's are fragile enough in 40* weather, let alone when it's raining. I'd sub in a younger friend and promise to take gramps to another game later in the season. There will be plenty of tix after the bye.

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What Section and row are you in?? If they are decent seats someone on here might be willing to meet you at the stadium and buy them from you.

they are not really good. they are in the car but i think its something like 416 row 23

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Give gramps 2 Viagra and take him to a nice titty bar that has TV's.

Also don't pick that day to be cheap with the Lap dances either.

Be sure to take a picture of him shoving 2 Redskins Tickets into some Hotties G-String.

And report back here.

Edited by Long-Time-Fan

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1) weather men suck at accurately prediciting the weather

2) if you dress right, you'll be fine.

so... dress warm, because its going to be cold.

bring a poncho for when/if it rains, and you'll stay dry and warm :)

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they are not really good. they are in the car but i think its something like 416 row 23

Heyo!

I'm in 416 row 17, seats 17, 18, 19

say hi on your way up :)

edit:

I love my seats. You get to see the whole field, and how plays develop. Yeah you wont be the first to recognize a fumble at the line of scrimage, but you'll see the big pass plays developing before anyone else :) . There really aren't any bad seats in the stadium - except for the obstructed view ones.

Edited by tshile

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I am watching the Iowa-Wisconsin game and the announcer said his friend is a scout for the Redskins and is at the game. He asked him who he was looking at he said 2 TE's and a linebacker. LOL. Sad considering Iowa's left tackle is top prospect.

Edited by Bzapf

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Prices continue to plummet on stubhub.com...you might be able to score some under cover, but you will pretty much eat the ones you have. 200 level behind the opponent bench rows 5? - 12? are under cover and unobstucted.

As MTH said, rain pants are KEY! A poncho is next best and a giant trash bag will do in a pinch provided you can get it in past security. NO UMBRELLAS!! - They are not allowed in FedEX.

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+1, things would be sooo different

C-c-c-c-combo Breaker!!!

I miss having more than one option at WR.

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what's that?

C-c-c-c-combo Breaker!!!

Come on. Do you secretly go by Jago? B. Orchid? Cinder?

I miss being able to score 30 points a game.

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