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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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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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