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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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Wow, just when I thought the governor couldn't be anymore of a jerk...throws poor Merle under the bus. I was annoyed that Merle didn't even try to plead his case and sceam to the people what really happened. But the crowd was already going nuts so I guess they wouldn't have listened either way.

Please god let the Governor die a painful death, with a member of our group standing over him and looking him in the eyes as he fades to black..

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Having said that -I got to ask. Does the walking dead have a "1 black guy" quota? I mean - It seems like every time they introduce another black guy, they kill the other one. WTF?

LOL, was joking about this w/ friends too. That is a quirky trend! Tyrese better hope no new brothers show up around Rick's group!...

Hooked on this show too. Love Michonne's character. She was doing her silent assassin thing, calmly sitting there waiting to kill the Governor until the zombie kid distracted her. Great fight scene...Can't wait for the season to return and see the future clashes between the 3 groups.

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That last episode made it clear that the game had changed and that modern civilization was gone and all that remained were little fiefdoms squabbling with each other. Play it out like a proper feudal lord... The Governor has clearly embraced this mindset. Rick just so happens to have a better castle with sturdier walls around it. I thought he should have been more aggressive than he was. After getting his people he should have set about the business of lighting his enemies town on fire. Smoke bombs are nice but nothing distracts like your town being set ablaze. He probably should have circled back and attacked a second time once they thought it was over and were focused on whatever they were doing in the after math.

I think I've read too many books involving swords and stuff.

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Definitely possible...although Merle did tell The Gov that he killed Michonne, who then came back and killed Penny and blinded the Gov. Don't think he'll have any sympathy for ole Merlsie.

i think that they have nicely built in several reasons that the Gov is ready to ditch merle--the lying about killing michone, the brother relationship, and also the bit where merle told the gov that it would be impossible to clear and take over the prison-which rick and co did with fewer resources. it shows him that he could not completly rely on/trust him.

i think the inside man story will come up again-if the brothers escape to the prison--especially if they escape too easily

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http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/NATL-NY-COPY-Man-Shoots-Girlfriend-in-Fight-Over-The-Walking-Dead-Police-182189311.html

Man Shoots Girlfriend in Fight Over "The Walking Dead": Police

Woman suffered pierced lung, shattered rib and pierced diaphragm but is in stable condition

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012 | Updated 10:30 AM EST

A man has been arrested for allegedly shooting his girlfriend during a heated argument over the television show "The Walking Dead," authorities say.

Jared Gurman, 26, was charged with attempted murder after shooting his girlfriend with a .22-caliber rifle at his Williston Park, N.Y., home early Monday morning, police said Tuesday.

The unidentified woman suffered a pierced lung, shattered rib and pierced diaphragm. She is in stable condition.

According to Nassau County police, Gurman was out with his girlfriend when the two began arguing over "The Walking Dead," a television cable drama about a man who wakes from a coma to a world dominated by zombies. Gurman apparently felt strongly that a "military mishap" could occur on the show.

"He felt very adamant," Detective Lt. Raymond Cote said at a news conference Tuesday. "There could be military mishap that would result in some sort of virus being released that could cause a terrible thing to happen."

The argument became so heated the woman decided she didn't want to spend the night with Gurman and would drop him off at his home.

"She felt it was ridiculous," said Cote. "He's passionate about it. And it escalated to the point it did."

After she brought Gurman home, he continued to argue with her by text message, authorities said. The dialogue became so "angry and bitter," according to police, that the woman felt compelled to return to his home to check on him.

When she arrived at about 2:30 a.m., she found him outside the door with a .22-caliber rifle.

"She tried to diffuse the situation, to calm him down," said Cote. "She was walking up the stairs when Mr. Gurman raised the rifle, pointed it at her and fired one round into her back, causing serious injury."

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What an idiot.

Yep, everyone knows to use a ddl tap to the head

he won't last long

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Yep, everyone knows to use a ddl tap to the head

he won't last long

The freaky thing is the guy would only answer to the name Meryl and had an old bayonet fitted to a prosthesis for his missing hand his girlfriend said he took off himself... Guy was waiting in the bushes cause he swore a black lady with a katanna was trying to kill him.

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Maybe she's the one who ate Lori's bones :ols:

Somebody had to eat all that ice cream when it defrosted

waste not,want not

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Hilarious video from a walker's point of view. Everything they sing about has already happened in the series so I don't think any spoilers here.

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Have been watching the marathon on an off this weekend. Actually saw one episode I either missed or don't remember. The one where Rick told everyone that he killed Shane. Gonna be a good one tonight.

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Have been watching the marathon on an off this weekend. Actually saw one episode I either missed or don't remember. The one where Rick told everyone that he killed Shane. Gonna be a good one tonight.

is that in season 3 or the finale of season 2? He tells Lori in the final minutes of season 2 and she gets pissed at him but I don't remember if he tells the rest of the group as well

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is that in season 3 or the finale of season 2? He tells Lori in the final minutes of season 2 and she gets pissed at him but I don't remember if he tells the rest of the group as well

It was an episode or two after he killed him I think. Right now the episode when Shane gets killed is on.

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It was an episode or two after he killed him I think. Right now the episode when Shane gets killed is on.

Was season 2 finale OR the start of season 3. He tells them when they are sitting around the fire exposed before they find the prison.

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It's gory,grim,fun,and overall pretty damn cool. I tried an failed. I'm addicted,(so's the fiance').

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So I mentioned earlier that I had seen one episode of WD while browsing around cable channels on my 360. The episode I saw was alright, but was obviously part of a marathon so it was outdated. Anyway, this girl slit her wrists and it was terrifying :(

What season was that in

I also heard S2 wasn't as good as S1

I mean...nothing against the show. I mean it's a show I'd like to learn more about but I was just thrust in out of nowhere earlier this morning

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Meh, decent episode. I know they've got 7 more to move things along, but tonight's episode was pretty slow.

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