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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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Why does it need changing? (and I'm not) (but boysetsfire is)

Possibly going to the draft day party then the DCU game.

I'm thinking about going to the game this weekend as well

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Why does it need changing? (and I'm not) (but boysetsfire is)

He decided to play for Honduras instead of the US. But since (I assume) you care about how Honduras does, no need to change it. He is a real talent and I am not over the fact that he won't be running down the wing for the national team.

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I'm thinking about going to the game this weekend as well

Yea just let us know if you end up going

He decided to play for Honduras instead of the US. But since (I assume) you care about how Honduras does, no need to change it. He is a real talent and I am not over the fact that he won't be running down the wing for the national team.

Funny you should say that...

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That is me at a DCU game 2 summers ago, right after Andy got a goal. Sign reads "We love you Andy" with a US flag.

I'm not bitter, though. Never really believed he'd choose the US over Honduras. Especially considering there was no guarantee he'd get his citizenship in the short term, or even a spot on the US national team.

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^^^LOL my g/f and I were at that game with Ren and boysetsfire. Remember that? I'm probably blocked in that picture by Ren's sign. I was standing right behind you guys

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^^^LOL my g/f and I were at that game with Ren and boysetsfire. Remember that? I'm probably blocked in that picture by Ren's sign. I was standing right behind you guys

Haha and I think that was the Galaxy game. If so, I also had a thank you Landon and Edson sign. Surprised I didn't get punched bringing that into the Barra.

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Haha and I think that was the Galaxy game. If so, I also had a thank you Landon and Edson sign. Surprised I didn't get punched bringing that into the Barra.

Yea it was the Galaxy game right after Landon got back from the World Cup. Haha I remember you had to hide it behind the Andy Najar sign because when we got to our seats one of the Barra was like "what the hell does that sign say?!"

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Refs love handing out cards, even if Chelsea goes through they'll be missing Terry and Ramires for the championship.

To be fair Terry deserved a red - you just can't do that in the modern game. You would have been lucky to get away with it in the 70's.

Backs to the wall for the second half fior Chelsea - they HAVE to try to defend higher up the pitch ......

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To be fair Terry deserved a red - you just can't do that in the modern game. You would have been lucky to get away with it in the 70's.

Backs to the wall for the second half fior Chelsea - they HAVE to try to defend higher up the pitch ......

Oh yeah when you knee someone like that it's a auto RED.

Chelsea's hope is going turtle and play the long ball.

---------- Post added April-24th-2012 at 04:01 PM ----------

are you guys streaming the game anywhere?

http://livetv.ru/en/eventinfo/115978_barcelona_chelsea/

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Dangerous tackle from Lampard, lucky he's not send off.

50 Million dollar man Torres steps on for Drogba.

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Dangerous tackle from Lampard, lucky he's not send off.

50 Million dollar man Torres steps on for Drogba.

It was 50 million pounds - so circa 75 million dollars.

If Chelsea can hang on for another 5 minutes it will be a remarkable achievement .

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Chelsea is dominating in the air, Barca can't do anything against that 10 men D.

---------- Post added April-24th-2012 at 04:36 PM ----------

Torres pays off with the deciding goal. WOW

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When Messi misses a PK you know that it's just not meant to be for Barcelona...

It did seem that it was Chelsea's night - but even then to come back from 2-0 down and with 10 men to claw back and then hang on was a great effort and they showed real desire and spirit.

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We will probably have both underdogs playing the final. If Bayern qualifies, the Germans will have the homefield advantage and Chelsea will miss Terry, Mereiles, and Ramires.

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We will probably have both underdogs playing the final. If Bayern qualifies, the Germans will have the homefield advantage and Chelsea will miss Terry, Mereiles, and Ramires.

Terry, Mereiles and Ivanovich are the guys who will be suspended for the final. Cahill might not be fit either if it's a hamstring pull he had.

They can manage without Mereiles and Ivanovich as they have cover for them - but sorting the centre defense positions is going to be a challenge.

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Terry, Mereiles and Ivanovich are the guys who will be suspended for the final. Cahill might not be fit either if it's a hamstring pull he had.

They can manage without Mereiles and Ivanovich as they have cover for them - but sorting the centre defense positions is going to be a challenge.

You're right I forgot Branislav Ivanovic, 4 to 5 players missing that's a lot, but quite an interesting challenge. I hope the substitutes will fit in, and that we will have a very good game to watch.

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Depressing night. Barcelona have nobody but themselves to blame over the two legs.

Now here's to Munich tomorrow night, and again in the final on their own turf. (Thought that was NEVER gona' happen again UEFA after '84? ..... 28 years later ..... )

Bayern winning a 4th European Cup, beating the rent boys in the process; and Bob remaining as the only manager to win 3 will be a sweet end to the season.

Hail.

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Just saw the Chelsea/Barcelona game. Awesome stand by Chelsea. That was intense. I was getting pretty nervous near the end.

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Depressing night. Barcelona have nobody but themselves to blame over the two legs.

Now here's to Munich tomorrow night, and again in the final on their own turf. (Thought that was NEVER gona' happen again UEFA after '84? ..... 28 years later ..... )

Bayern winning a 4th European Cup, beating the rent boys in the process; and Bob remaining as the only manager to win 3 will be a sweet end to the season.

Hail.

I can't cheer against an English team whoever it is - apart from Man Utd, you have to draw a line somewhere!

I expect Real Madrid to go through which would make things interesting .....

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