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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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Yeah but with Sophia the fans and the characters didn't know her fate when she went missing. At least with the barn scene the death was final and gave the fans immediate closure.

Agree, plus she wasn't a fan favorite main character that has been part of the show since the 3rd episode through 5 seasons

And I loved the way they handled her disappearance and ultimately her death

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also, wasn't the budget for season 2 pretty crappy because they had no idea how successful season one would be and weren't even sure if there would be a season 2?  That's why they spent 80% of season 2 on the farm.  nice and cheap 

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I gave up on trying be realistic after the writers said that everyone was infected, meaning you could start to turn without being bitten, yet dropped that whole idea after Shane turned. Wth, you cant just open that can of worms and then forget it? Im still bitter about that, its singeehandedly why i refuse to put TWD on the same level as GoT, The Wire, The sopranos etc.

When has this been abandoned? It's popped up in just about every season at least once.

Off the top of my head, The scientist that the governor stabbed and let bleed out who eventually turned and bit Angela in season 3.

Herschel was decapitated and his head later was shown as a walker in season 4 and Michonne stuck her sword in him. The governor turned too if I'm not mistaken after he was killed. Merle turned after the governor shot him.

Daryl and Carol stumbled onto that group that starved to death in their sleeping bags and turned last season. The rapist cop that Beth stabbed in the hospital also turned

A couple weeks ago Tara told the female replacement doctor to make sure her patient that died was stabbed in the head. Last night a woman slit her wrist in her house and Julia found her as a walker .

This has been ongoing throughout the series. Once Rick announced it at the end of season 2 to everyone, they have acted with the understanding that this is what happens.

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When has this been abandoned? It's popped up in just about every season at least once.

Off the top of my head, The scientist that the governor stabbed and let bleed out who eventually turned and bit Angela in season 3.

Herschel was decapitated and his head later was shown as a walker in season 4 and Michonne stuck her sword in him. The governor turned too if I'm not mistaken after he was killed. Merle turned after the governor shot him.

Daryl and Carol stumbled onto that group that starved to death in their sleeping bags and turned last season. The rapist cop that Beth stabbed in the hospital also turned

A couple weeks ago Tara told the female replacement doctor to make sure her patient that died was stabbed in the head. Last night a woman slit her wrist in her house and Julia found her as a walker .

This has been ongoing throughout the series. Once Rick announced it at the end of season 2 to everyone, they have acted with the understanding that this is what happens.

My thoughts exactly.  Can you explain what you meant Koala?

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Glenn definitely is alive. This past episode was their chance for closure

I have no clue what Koala is talking about

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also, wasn't the budget for season 2 pretty crappy because they had no idea how successful season one would be and weren't even sure if there would be a season 2? That's why they spent 80% of season 2 on the farm. nice and cheap

They didn't have anything to work with after they forced Frank Darabont out.

“…I was really given no choice. I don’t understand the thinking behind, ‘Oh, this is the most successful show in the history of basic cable. Let’s gut the budgets now.’ I never did understand that and I think they got tired of hearing me complain about it. It’s a little more complicated than that, but that’s as far as I want to go with it because otherwise it’s just provoking more controversy and that’s not really of interest to me. I just want to keep my head down and do my job and be allowed to do my job, that’s key, and continue to, hopefully, enjoy it and do good work.”

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ThTs one thing tbats starting to annoy me. This show is the undisputed king. It is ridiculous hiw ****ty the locales have been.

Alexandria is nearly the last straw

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ThTs one thing tbats starting to annoy me. This show is the undisputed king. It is ridiculous hiw ****ty the locales have been.

Alexandria is nearly the last straw

 

Time to go back to an urban setting. 

 

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Yeah, but Koala seemed to be saying that they've contradicted themselves on whether people turn when they die.  I have no idea what that's about.

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There has been a character's death dragged out like this. Sophia.

 

And kinda Lori. There were theories going around that Carl really didn't shoot her, because no one saw him do it and there was no body left in there when Rick went in. 

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Yeah, but Koala seemed to be saying that they've contradicted themselves on whether people turn when they die.  I have no idea what that's about.

 

I thought he was saying the writers introduced the idea that people were slowly turning into walkers, without being bitten. But I dunno, I've been drinking...

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I thought he was saying the writers introduced the idea that people were slowly turning into walkers, without being bitten. But I dunno, I've been drinking...

I've been drinking too. One bottle of tarantula azul tequila down and that still doesn't make sense. He must have been drinking when that was explained. It never said people were slowly turning into walkers and that had nothing to do with Shane who was stabbed to death and then turned.

But like I said, I've been drinking too so maybe we aren't on the same page.

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Them finding the remains of his body or seeing a walker Glenn

 

or at least them chewing his face off, most everybody else going down in a crowd at least gives up a cheek.

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I'm lost.

So Glenns death is being dragged on because there is no closure.

Closure would be seeing him as a walker or finding his remains.

It's been half a day and other then Rick no one else has come back yet.

Thus AMC is dragging it out?

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I'm lost.

So Glenns death is being dragged on because there is no closure.

Closure would be seeing him as a walker or finding his remains.

It's been half a day and other then Rick no one else has come back yet.

Thus AMC is dragging it out?

Come on now Dave, It's been 2 episodes though and nothing but speculation. What other character has this happened for? Not to mention a main, fan favorite?

They just had to run the Morgan backstory immediately after Glenn's "death"

They are intentionally dragging it out

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Come on now Dave, It's been 2 episodes though and nothing but speculation. What other character has this happened for? Not to mention a main, fan favorite?

They just had to run the Morgan backstory immediately after Glenn's "death"

They are intentionally dragging it out

Carol.

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They are certainly dragging it out, and they are doing it because it generates buzz amongst the fan base.  Everyone is dying to know. 

 

Just don't be disappointed when he escapes alive but Carol kills him because he has a nasty cough.  :)

 

Speaking of Carol, she's a villain right?  You guys fought me on Rick but Carol is definitely insane. 

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They are certainly dragging it out, and they are doing it because it generates buzz amongst the fan base. Everyone is dying to know.

Just don't be disappointed when he escapes alive but Carol kills him because he has a nasty cough. :)

Speaking of Carol, she's a villain right? You guys fought me on Rick but Carol is definitely insane.

Carols an OG. Her ruthlessness turns me on

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Okay i might be mistaken, but i thought Shane started turning before he died, becuse anybody that had the virus could turn,even before they died. But since Shane, everybody how turned did so onlyvafter they died. Wasnt Shanes behaviorincreasingly erratic before Carl shot him? Indicating he had begun to turn? Or did i just misunderstand that entire episode?

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I've been drinking too. One bottle of tarantula azul tequila down and that still doesn't make sense. He must have been drinking when that was explained. It never said people were slowly turning into walkers and that had nothing to do with Shane who was stabbed to death and then turned.

But like I said, I've been drinking too so maybe we aren't on the same page.

What? I thought Shane was shot by Carl. I wasnt drinking but back then i was binge watching twd on a mobile phone with a poor connection and no headphones, so its like i was drunk. Maybe i should go back and watch those spisodes properly cuz if shane was stabbed andd not shot then i wonder what else i missed or misunderstood.

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