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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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I don't know what's more embarrassing:

1 the coaching

2. the playing

3. the uniforms

I think we've seen what Altidore, Gooch, Rogers, and Klejstan can do at this level. And that's absolutely nothing. The only bright side I saw in the first half is Aguedelo. He's pretty much on an island out there since Jozy just waddles around the field.

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Jozy Altidore man. What a bum. He doesn't even look like he wants to be on the field 2/3 of the time.

he frustrates me to no end....he has the size, speed and skill to be a very good player. But, as I said before, he is extremely lazy (mentally and physically)

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ESPN's soccer theme which they used for the WC and are using for this game is probably the best theme in the history of sports television broadcasting.

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I think we've seen what Altidore, Gooch, Rogers, and Klejstan can do at this level. And that's absolutely nothing. The only bright side I saw in the first half is Aguedelo. He's pretty much on an island out there since Jozy just waddles around the field.

Agreed...It is a shame that Gooch has never recovered from his knee injury. Jozy is lazy, plain and simple

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Iniesta coming on

Very lackluster effort but many Yankees did not play today

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Iniesta coming on

Very lackluster effort but many Yankees did not play today

You should really stop referring to them as Yankees. They're either Yanks or Americans.

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You should really stop referring to them as Yankees. They're either Yanks or Americans.

I fair caused a riot at an ex's family Thanksgiving in the Texas panhandle by joking calling one of her cousins a Yank. Turns out it's too close to "Yankee", which is something of a dirty word still with some Southerners.

On a plus note on the game, beside it being the current European and World champions handing out the ass whooping, it's a friendly and matters little.

Hail.

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Very lackluster effort but many Yankees did not play today

Yankees? They play Tonight in Anaheim against the Angels.

I thought this was an insomnia prevention err thread about Soccer.

It is nice that both ES members who like soccer could get half a dozen ES guest Visas so visitors could post and have us think there are more people who think watching soccer is more fun than videos of a dog chasing its tail. :)

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Well, Spain is damn good and won the WC, so I see no reason to rage

US was not playing many "Yanks" either like Donovan and Dempsey

It's a friendly :) Would have liked to see US play harder or play more talent. Now go beat Canada.

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USA vs Canada 8pm tonight on Fox Soccer Channel!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Group play so far has been pretty lopsided which shouldn't be much of a surprise.

Group A

Costa Rica 5 - 0 Cuba (what's the over/under on defectors?)

Mexico 5 - 0 El Salvador

Group B

Jamaica 4 - 0 Grenada

Honduras 0 - 0 Guatemala

Group C

Panama - Guadeloupe tonight @ 6pm

USA - Canada tonight @ 8pm

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While I will root like hell tonight going forward through this Gold Cup (Winner gets the Confed Cup bid in 2013 Brazil), there is a small part of me that thinks a ****ty performance might be the end of Bob Bradley. And that might be much MUCH important to the longterm success of the squad than making the Confed Cup.

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While I will root like hell tonight going forward through this Gold Cup (Winner gets the Confed Cup bid in 2013 Brazil), there is a small part of me that thinks a ****ty performance might be the end of Bob Bradley. And that might be much MUCH important to the longterm success of the squad than making the Confed Cup.

When is his contract up?

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When is his contract up?

Aug of 2014. After the next World Cup.

It should have been up a year before the last one.

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