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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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Man such bull****. There's a watch party downtown but I can't like freakin walk after that douche took me out during the basketball game a few days ago. (My bud from Germany and I both like Man Utd and Bayern so we root them and then when the times for the two teams to face off he goes for Bayern while I represent Utd). Go Munich!!

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West Ham United up 1-0 at the half. 45 minutes away from Premier League promotion. Up you Hammers!

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Ryan Bertrand? Making his European debut and 9th appearance for Chelski in the biggest game on the planet? SERIOUSLY?

Di Matteo's first mistake in his last game as manager. Hopefully it won't be his last of the night. (And not laughing TOO hard at Torres playing a bit-part from the bench yet again.).

Hail.

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Facepalm at Fox using NFL music for soccer.

---------- Post added May-19th-2012 at 02:11 PM ----------

On Fox starting at 1 PM, even though the game doesn't start until 2 PM.

It's 2 PM and the game didn't start yet.

---------- Post added May-19th-2012 at 02:16 PM ----------

FOX does a poor job of soccer compared to ESPN. ESPN has intellectuals such as Chris Fowler and Bob Ley doing halftime. ESPN has Ian Darke and Macca :) Not that impressed with FOX pregame, but I do like Martin Tyler.

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Martin Tyler's been one of the top soccer commentators for decades. Have FOX got the SKY feed? Not watching on SKY in the UK, but he'd normally get the gig for them.

Hail.

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I don't know, they just keep doing this pregame crap. Get to the game already

---------- Post added May-19th-2012 at 03:07 PM ----------

Technical difficulties. No more Tyler. And now he's back after 4 min :)

Edited by ixcuincle

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If Munich could finally get the first, Chelsea will collapse here.

---------- Post added May-19th-2012 at 02:32 PM ----------

Just how many chances do Munich need?

Frustrating half.

Hail.

Edited by Gibbs Hog Heaven

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<@NYK> bayern can keep attacking, it doesn't Mata to them

<@NYK> so far they haven't got a Kalou how to get past the chelsea defense

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Martin Tyler's been one of the top soccer commentators for decades. Have FOX got the SKY feed? Not watching on SKY in the UK, but he'd normally get the gig for them.

Hail.

GHH, I think this is the SKY Feed that FOX is using. But it has FOX Sports on the right corner.

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That's B/S.

It came off Cole. 9 times out of 10 your not offside for that when it comes off the opposition last.

---------- Post added May-19th-2012 at 03:01 PM ----------

GHH, I think this is the SKY Feed that FOX is using. But it has FOX Sports on the right corner.

Cheers man.

Hail.

Edited by Gibbs Hog Heaven

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Mercy this must be how Barcelona felt playing Chelsea.

---------- Post added May-19th-2012 at 04:09 PM ----------

Two handballs(One in the box) and take down in the box. Man these refs really want to stay out of this game.

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The longer this goes on, the longer you can see Chelsea having one chance and nicking it.

Frustrating as all Hell.

Hail.

Agreed this has real Barcelona/Chelsea feel to it.

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******* unreal.

Jammy ****ney ********!

Bayern have only themselves to blame. 16 corners. Wasted. Chelsea one corner, one goal. *******!

Hail.

Edited by Gibbs Hog Heaven

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