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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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The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

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The NFL needs a rookie cap like the NBA, and the NBA needs a franchise tag like the NFL.

I can't imagine the NBA getting one. Player absolutely hate it and the NBA is already going to be demanding they give up guaranteed contracts which alone is a major concession. Plus it looks like they want a hard cap and draw the line lower than the current soft cap.

Unlike the NFL there are a lot of leagues in the world for basketball that will pay top dollar for current NBA players so most of these guys will easily be able to find work if needed in the event of a lock out. The only thing keeping many players in the NBA is the prestige of playing in the best league on the planet. T

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Not a consiparcy against the Wiz, because their problem is, they just plain suck. The NBA has their top 8 teams they like to see in the playoffs. With a league that has had only 8 teams win a championship in 30 years (and over half won by the Lakers and Celtics) its easy to see that Donaghy and the other refs were right.

It's weird, but when you think about it, the last 2 teams besides the Lakers, Celtics, Bulls, Spurs, Rockets, Pistons, Heat and 76ers to win the NBA championship, were the Sonics in 79 and the Bullets in 1978. I guess I can add the Blazers with 77. The Celtics won it in 76.

The 70's was the only wide-open decade with real parity in NBA history. Bring back the ABA!

I think endorsement dollars are prob more of an incentive than just the idea of playing in the NBA.

I've heard a few things that the owners are shooting for in this upcoming CBA:

- Hard Cap

- Franchise Tag

- Elimination of the MLE

- Allan Houston Rule

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- Allan Houston Rule

Sorry for my ignorance but what would be the Allan Houston rule? I remember he signed for the Knicks awhile back for a huge contract. Thats all I got haha.

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that last move by Wall was SICKKKKKKKKKKKK

dude is in full attack mode tonight

everything is to the basket, and he's finishing everything

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Sorry for my ignorance but what would be the Allan Houston rule? I remember he signed for the Knicks awhile back for a huge contract. Thats all I got haha.

I love the Allan Houston Rule. It was put in place in the last CBA in 2005. It's an amnesty move. It gave teams a one time chance to wipe themselves clean of a bad contract. They would still have to pay the player and it would still impact the cap, but it wouldn't be counted toward the luxury tax. They called it the Allan Houston Rule because of Allan Houston's absurd $100+ million contract with the Knicks. He blew out his knees and never played again after geting the contract. And then the Knicks didn't use the Allan Houston Rule with Allan Houston, lol (I forget who they used it on).

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I love the Allan Houston Rule. It was put in place in the last CBA in 2005. It's an amnesty move. It gave teams a one time chance to wipe themselves clean of a bad contract. They would still have to pay the player and it would still impact the cap, but it wouldn't be counted toward the luxury tax. They called it the Allan Houston Rule because of Allan Houston's absurd $100+ million contract with the Knicks. He blew out his knees and never played again after geting the contract. And then the Knicks didn't use the Allan Houston Rule with Allan Houston, lol (I forget who they used it on).

Ahh gotcha, thanks dude. Also wasn't it for that fatass Eddie Curray or something like that??

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Na Curry was still under his rookie contract with the Bulls then. And still somewhat productive and promising. The Eddy Curry/Allan Houston Rule talk you've heard is people wishing they would bring it back so the Knicks could let his ass go. I'm pretty sure he's in the final year of his contract so it's too late now.

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Harris isn't playing

Oh ok. I'm not watching the game so I was wondering. Strong showing by Wall after a clunker against the Warriors.

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where is stat watcher?

He'll be in later to look at the boxscore and tell all of us how we're wrong.

Is there any doubt Utah is drafting Jimmer Fredette?

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Is there any doubt Utah is drafting Jimmer Fredette?

no ****...me and forehead were just talking about that the other day..haha....sloan is gone now though...so who knows. Does Utah have three lotto picks this year?

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If he wasn't 70 i'd say replace Flip with Sloan. Who better to work with a franchise PG?

Here comes the collapse.

---------- Post added March-28th-2011 at 10:33 PM ----------

I know they have at least two (their own and Jersey's).

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Al Jefferson with 15 and 15. McGee with 11 and 12.

Who is playing better?

about even to be honest

McGee's numbers would be even better, but he missed alot of good looks around the basket in the 1st quarter

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and it pays off

---------- Post added March-28th-2011 at 10:47 PM ----------

hate it when guys give up uncontested lay ups and dunks....you have 6 fouls...might as well use 5 hard ones

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hate it when guys give up uncontested lay ups and dunks....you have 6 fouls...might as well use 5 hard ones

---------- Post added March-28th-2011 at 11:03 PM ----------

awesome....Yi fouls out...now he can't **** it up for us in the end....we will win now!

---------- Post added March-28th-2011 at 11:05 PM ----------

smart play by Jerrers

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