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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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From the previews, it looks like Shane is not "won over" though. Dammit.Only 3 episodes left before break.:(

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From the previews, it looks like Shane is not "won over" though. Dammit.Only 3 episodes left before break.:(

I'm happy Rick was unable to win Shane over. Rick is the main character, Shane is unstable and annoying, and there's no way the writers drag this out through another season. In my book, Shane is toast in the finale. Me likey.

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After Rick and Shane's conservation about the two zombie security guard I guess we still don't know what Dr. Jenner whispered to Rick.

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After Rick and Shane's conservation about the two zombie security guard I guess we still don't know what Dr. Jenner whispered to Rick.

I'm definitely curious where that story arc fits into the series. Do we have to wait until the very end, or will be be a plot point for another season? Do "bite-less" walkers play a role in what the doctor told Rick? I kinda want to read the comics to find out how this all fits together... but don't want to ruin the surprise (hopefully there's some significance).

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Though he's entertaining, im ready for Shane to die. Which supposedly is pretty soon lol.

And Rick's wife is annoying as hell. She tries to play the first lady role all the time, I guess cuz Rick is the leader. She annoys me.

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Though he's entertaining, im ready for Shane to die. Which supposedly is pretty soon lol.

And Rick's wife is annoying as hell. She tries to play the first lady role all the time, I guess cuz Rick is the leader. She annoys me.

If I find out you just dropped a spoiler, you're going to be a hurtin' unit. ;)

Don't anybody else join him.:)

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Surprisingly little plot movement, but enjoyed the action.

I can't stop watching, but it wasn't surprising that the entire show was fluff to show 2 subplots and how they didn't move even an inch forward.

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i hope "mr. intensity" (sorry jumbo, I'm stealing that nickname :)) doesn't eat it, but i feel like that's the way things will go down in the finale

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i hope "mr. intensity" (sorry jumbo, I'm stealing that nickname :)) doesn't eat it, but i feel like that's the way things will go down in the finale

you mean get eaten, right?

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Another excellent episode - aside from the eternally boring wife...

rick killing the zombie by firing the gun through the dead zombies head was unbelieveably cool...

Loved his change of heart when he saw the two dead zombie cops and it reminded him of his connection with Shane.

Long live Shane!

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So.... Did anyone else notice whenever Shane broke the window it showed his reflection in the window?? He looked pretty zombified to me.. Foreshadowing???

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So.... Did anyone else notice whenever Shane broke the window it showed his reflection in the window?? He looked pretty zombified to me.. Foreshadowing???

I noticed the same thing, and I believe he saw it as well, before the zombie came to the window.

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I noticed the same thing, and I believe he saw it as well, before the zombie came to the window.

i saw the reflection, but don't remember him looking like a zombie

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So.... Did anyone else notice whenever Shane broke the window it showed his reflection in the window?? He looked pretty zombified to me.. Foreshadowing???

Yeah I saw it too. Thought it was a precursor.

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Yeah... It was before the zombie came to the window.. He's off balance and breathing heavy, reminded me of a walker anway.

Unless it was just a way of him seeing himself as the crazy that everyone else is seeing in him.

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So.... Did anyone else notice whenever Shane broke the window it showed his reflection in the window?? He looked pretty zombified to me.. Foreshadowing???

Ooh, and then on two occasions he's watching that lone Walker trek across the field as they drive to and from base camp.

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I need the LOST like sub-writing to explain the references to previous people/incidents to scroll across the bottom if they are going to be this vague.. I'm not nuanced when watching the first time around.

I thought he saw in the window he was acting like a crazy person.

And the cuts on the guards had me thinking they both were going to change based on all the 'blood sharing'.

The zombie suit in the field was probably the guy that was seconds away from curing cancer in the Denver Hospital.

Edited by Thiebear

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Ooh, and then on two occasions he's watching that lone Walker trek across the field as they drive to and from base camp.

Yeah that was kinda strange.

Also, does anyone think that those walkers that escaped the school will make their way to the farm?

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Anyone else find it a bit dangerous for Rick and Shane to be cutting themselves to lure zombies towards them? Doesn't an open wound invite zombie germs into your body??

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I thought the field walker symbolized Shane's feeling that he is no longer part of the group OR if he doesn't straighten himself out he's going to end up out of the group and alone.

OR (this one just came to me)... The walker being in a suit, could be showing that they are spreading out from the higher populated areas. (suit could be a business suit, meaning maybe the walker roamed in from the city)

Edited by jaybrant

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Yeah that was kinda strange.

Also, does anyone think that those walkers that escaped the school will make their way to the farm?

It was over 18 miles away and the zombies are walking. Also, I don't think it was a straight drive without any turns. I don't think it is much of a worry. I am sure other noises will lead the zombies in a different direction at some point.

---------- Post added February-27th-2012 at 10:47 AM ----------

Anyone else find it a bit dangerous for Rick and Shane to be cutting themselves to lure zombies towards them? Doesn't an open wound invite zombie germs into your body??

This is the funny thing about most Zombie movies. You get guts and blood in your mouth, eyes, nose, also any open wound, but the only way to turn for the most part is from a bite. There is also another belief for this show: Everyone is already infected, it just takes death or a bite to turn them.

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