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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 head coach, 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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Its kind of suspicious that there are 3 games played against computer teams that were started twice. I'm not accusing anybody of anything, but if you're losing to the computer or you suffer a major injury, its shouldnt be OK to quit and restart. Injuries happen and so does losing to the comp. Hell, I went into OT in my one CPU game. Again, i'm not trying to put anyone on the spot, it just seems odd. There are obviously other circumstances that will force you to start game twice, prob moreso for a CPU game infact. Just throwing this out there. I'm not trying to be a commish or anything and actually I'm not even sure those are written rules, but they should be.

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Its kind of suspicious that there are 3 games played against computer teams that were started twice. I'm not accusing anybody of anything, but if you're losing to the computer or you suffer a major injury, its shouldnt be OK to quit and restart. Injuries happen and so does losing to the comp. Hell, I went into OT in my one CPU game. Again, i'm not trying to put anyone on the spot, it just seems odd. There are obviously other circumstances that will force you to start game twice, prob moreso for a CPU game infact. Just throwing this out there. I'm not trying to be a commish or anything and actually I'm not even sure those are written rules, but they should be.

I agree - I try to keep up with it and ask what the reasons are. I had one user text me right away to ask if he could restart due to his playbooks were wrong but he stuck with it anyways. I need to go through and update my file that shows who has restarted against CPU games.

---------- Post added November-2nd-2011 at 08:56 PM ----------

BTW with a group this large it is always helpful when people point this stuff out because at this point and time I have a large stack of things to do in my box. I am so happy the trade deadline is over. Going through trying to fix my other league then I need to get a group of guys to help me out for this league and teach people how to make it work and of course I am about to hit the playoffs in my other league too.

end of pointless rant

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Think I had to restart due GF needing attention. Someone asked me when we started if I cared about restarts and I said no but didnt really think it out. I can see how multiple restarts is a advantage if used due to injuries,stats,losing ect.

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Yea, I could certainly see having something more important/interesting to do while in the middle of playing a madden game, especially while playing against the CPU. So there is def a bit of the honor system involved when playing the CPU to not quit based on losing, injuries or bad stats...

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I was beating Denver with 5 minutes to go when I heard the slowdown on the xbox. Hoped I wouldnt, but I then saw the "disc is unreadable" bull****. So I had to play again, and lost.......

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I texted kiing yesterday because i forgot to change my playbooks with 3 plays into the game and he asked if i started playing said yes - just manned it up and played with the wrong playbooks - it was rough but i won vs CPU in OT - if i lost... Oh well - Restarting (without a real reason) IMO is CHEATING

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I think it's about that time for me to start my drive down "Suck for Luck" BLVD. I'm sure if he were in our draft, he would be able to catch better than anyone on my defense. They are TERRIBLE. I wish there was a way that I could track how many dropped Int's we have as a team. I'm sure we are leading the league. There is no way the Lions should lose to a CPU controlled Broncos team. I wasn't necessarily playing my game, the way I play it. I was using different things in the playbooks and just trying to do different things because I figured I had the game in the bag. The last two Bronco drives were kept alive because of dropped Int's. I'm not talking CPU controlled drops, both were user controlled. I feel like we've hired Carlos Rogers as our CB's coach. Blah. Oh well.. At least you guys now know that I don't quit when I'm either losing or lost. And that my friends is the end of my rant. Thank you for reading.

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I think it's about that time for me to start my drive down "Suck for Luck" BLVD. I'm sure if he were in our draft, he would be able to catch better than anyone on my defense. They are TERRIBLE. I wish there was a way that I could track how many dropped Int's we have as a team. I'm sure we are leading the league. There is no way the Lions should lose to a CPU controlled Broncos team. I wasn't necessarily playing my game, the way I play it. I was using different things in the playbooks and just trying to do different things because I figured I had the game in the bag. The last two Bronco drives were kept alive because of dropped Int's. I'm not talking CPU controlled drops, both were user controlled. I feel like we've hired Carlos Rogers as our CB's coach. Blah. Oh well.. At least you guys now know that I don't quit when I'm either losing or lost. And that my friends is the end of my rant. Thank you for reading.

im 7 and 0 though......

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Yup Yup... I still have a feeling you're going to go down at the wrong time... Playoffs, AFC Championship game, maybe Superbowl.. But good luck.

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Yup Yup... I still have a feeling you're going to go down at the wrong time... Playoffs, AFC Championship game, maybe Superbowl.. But good luck.

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oh little nugget of information.. in the playoffs.. if your in overtime DO NOT KICK A FG.. because if you do.. and your opponent scores a TD.. the person who kicked the FG will get the win.. its a bug.. also.. after every season is over.. we end up with the same schedules.. so all of you hoes will end up getting beat by me again and again...

---------- Post added November-5th-2011 at 11:07 PM ----------

You better hope you don't lose, Dro.

come at me bro...

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oh little nugget of information.. in the playoffs.. if your in overtime DO NOT KICK A FG.. because if you do.. and your opponent scores a TD.. the person who kicked the FG will get the win.. its a bug.. also.. after every season is over.. we end up with the same schedules.. so all of you hoes will end up getting beat by me again and again...

---------- Post added November-5th-2011 at 11:07 PM ----------

come at me bro...

the same schedule.....wtf thats gay

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oh little nugget of information.. in the playoffs.. if your in overtime DO NOT KICK A FG.. because if you do.. and your opponent scores a TD.. the person who kicked the FG will get the win.. its a bug.. also.. after every season is over.. we end up with the same schedules.. so all of you hoes will end up getting beat by me again and again...

UMMMM where did you get this info????

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i just ran thru season 2 of my other league.. we had multiple problems...

1..... LM draft wasn't up so the draft picks that were traded were still made by the orginal teams so all the teams i traded with would have to PM or Email their personal picks to me for the Commish to move over to their team later...

2..... The schedule stayed the same.. im playing the same teams i played the first season..

3..... I've seen 3 games end in the way i was talking about in playoff games.. first team with the ball kicks the FG... then the 2nd team scores.. win goes to the team that scored a FG.. ****s it all up.. which is why my other league bans the FG in the OT.. which changes the gameplan dramatically... EA needs to step up their game imo....

more indepth...

http://www.gamepro.com/article/news/223919/editorial-buggy-online-franchises-in-madden-and-ncaa-football-are-a-missed-opportunity/

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