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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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Preview for next week looks fun. This week was boring though.

Oh and did anyone else notice far more commercials than your average show? AMC is milking this for all it's worth.

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Preview for next week looks fun. This week was boring though.

Oh and did anyone else notice far more commercials than your average show? AMC is milking this for all it's worth.

When I was working for the cable tv industry, it was a kind of a joke about how AMC was great at making these hit shows but AWFUL at making money off them. The network is just mismanaged so they have these heavy handed ad runs throughout the show/series.

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When I was working for the cable tv industry, it was a kind of a joke about how AMC was great at making these hit shows but AWFUL at making money off them. The network is just mismanaged so they have these heavy handed ad runs throughout the show/series.

I want to know where Rick & co. came across a shiny 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe......

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I want to know where Rick & co. came across a shiny 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe......

It'd be a funny inside joke if the Sante Fe was constantly getting upgraded to the new model year each year or if the current one conks out and they get into a Sonata next. The car product placement isn't bad, ever notice how Dexter always drives a Ford?

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It'd be a funny inside joke if the Sante Fe was constantly getting upgraded to the new model year each year or if the current one conks out and they get into a Sonata next. The car product placement isn't bad, ever notice how Dexter always drives a Ford?

Try watching any series on FOX. They love their Dodge and Apple products.

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Apple doesn't pay for placement is the only distinction I'd draw. Nearly everyone uses Apple products in their shots because they are really cool looking (brushed steel, white plastic).

---------- Post added February-11th-2013 at 09:36 AM ----------

I thought it would've been really funny if, when the Governor came out to shoot that bitten man, that he missed on his first shot due to a lack of depth perception.

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Solid episode. I enjoy the prison scenes much more than the post-fighting Woodbury scenes.

Nice to see zombie Hines Ward get killed finally.

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I thought the last scene when Rick lost it was great.

Yeah, someone else definitely needs to take over as leader. I'm not sure who though. Maybe the new guy whose leading the other group?

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Yeah, someone else definitely needs to take over as leader. I'm not sure who though. Maybe the new guy whose leading the other group?

Glenn

He's went bloodthirsty,already plans much, and has a base of support

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Rick is going to be the leader.as long as.he is alive. You can't step down from being the leader. Too much controversy/power struggle with any hard decision

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If Rick is going insane, i dont think any of the other characters would object to someone else stepping up as leader. One of his people died during the escape from woodbury because Risk hallucinated he saw Shane. He cant stay in charge if he keeps getting people killed.

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http://www.deadline.com/2013/02/walking-dead-ratings-return-amc/

AMC’s The Walking Dead returned last night from its third season break with 12.3 million viewers. The 9 PM midseason premiere is a series high for the zombie apocalypse show. The airing Sunday also pulled in 7.7 million among Adults 18-49. That’s a record for a series in basic cable history and up 6% from the show’s previous high of its October 14 season premiere. In total 16.6 million viewers watched the Dead last night with the 9 PM premiere and the 11 PM, midnight and 2 AM encores on AMC.

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If Rick is going insane, i dont think any of the other characters would object to someone else stepping up as leader. One of his people died during the escape from woodbury because Risk hallucinated he saw Shane. He cant stay in charge if he keeps getting people killed.

I kinda see him "getting it together" towards the end of the season. I think him and Tyreese will become friends one way or another and that will be the leaders. Also someone is gonna die. My gut says Herschel. And probably the baby.

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I kinda see him "getting it together" towards the end of the season. I think him and Tyreese will become friends one way or another and that will be the leaders. Also someone is gonna die. My gut says Herschel. And probably the baby.

I foresee Glenn killing the convict and one other, or maybe it was a bad batch of shrooms

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I have no "prediction" of its likeliness, but it would make sense from every angle (tv-wise and story-wise) if they decided to run with increasing breakdown for Rick after all he's undergone since coming out of a coma, and as a result of an associated lapse in Rick's competence, to play out a removal of his role as leader (and Glenn or new group's leader would be the main contestants <maybe a reunited Andrea?> I'd think, with Glenn winning), and take advantage of all the story-line dynamics that would flow from that, and then have leadership returned to a "recovered" Rick at some point with typical dramatic process and timing.

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I have no "prediction" of its likeliness, but it would make sense from every angle (tv-wise and story-wise) if they decided to run with increasing breakdown for Rick after all he's undergone since coming out of a coma, and as a result of an associated lapse in Rick's competence, to play out a removal of his role as leader (and Glenn or new group's leader would be the main contestants <maybe a reunited Andrea?> I'd think, with Glenn winning), and take advantage of all the story-line dynamics that would flow from that, and then have leadership returned to a "recovered" Rick at some point with typical dramatic process and timing.

I agree with you. Thats a much more interesting story than just following the comics. i never read the comics, but know the highlights from wikipedia and what you described is far more interesting. I mean, all of these characters have been through alot, but Rick has dealt with alot in just the past few weeks (in the shows storyline). To have him magically "get better" is just unrealistic. I would think it might even make sense for the other characters to question whether they can even let Rick be part of their group. Right now hes a major liability to everyone.

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He def seems to just get worse and worse. The phantom phone calls and now this. He seemed to have no feeling when looking at his child too. I'd like to see him fully snap and then have a 1vs1 with the mayor.

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I think Rick is done, when your head basically cracks wide open like that you tend to put people off a bit. I could see him locked up a cell, just a raving Muzak background fill. Letting Daryl walk is the single craziest thing he has done so far.

It's still hard to get behind this show for me, over a year into the ZA and no one gives the slightest thoughts to basic security concerns (new people show up and just wander on into a prison, Hatboy is manning the gate, etc.), apparently the gas stations are still open for business along with the gun stores ( there was SO much ammo wasted this episode) and the people in Woodberry were all so shocked when the guv walked out and popped that guy that was bitten. IMO he was the only one on the street that showed the slightest lick of sense.

I'm going to hate to see this go the way of Lost, where a show starts out strong and then completely loses its way.

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Wow. Didn't quite expect that. This is is getting wild. WTF?

Now that's just wrong.

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Last weeks episode was pretty terrible. And I don't like any of the characters that much. They are all expendable imo.

I also think the writing and dialogue are sub par. About to catch tonights encore ep

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