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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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Guys I need recommendations on the next TV series I should start watching.

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I've watched most of the popular series like The Wire, Breaking Bad, Dexter, SoA, homeland, and my gf makes me watch trublood but thats not to bad either. But there are a couple that for whatever reason, I haven't watched. The three I'm most interested in are

1. The Walking Dead. I've never even seen the piolet. But from everything I've heard from everyone I know, this show is the best show out.

2. House of Cards on Netflix. Haven't heard to much about It besides its great.

3. Mad Men. I tried to watch the first episode awhile ago but couldn't get into it. I think i might have been super stoned so I just turned it off and started playing borderlands or something.

So what do you guys think? Out of these 3, which one should I start watching first?'

Are there any other good ones out that I didn't mention that you guys enjoy?

Thanks guys!

#HTTR

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BBC's Sherlock

Breaking Bad

The Walking Dead

Falling Skies

Any one of these if you haven't seen it you'll probably like.

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Never watched the Walking dead until Sept. I talked my wife into watching it on Netflix and we were addicted. We watched both seasons so we could catch this years Season Premier.

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"Chosen" on Crackle (first six or seven episodes are out now)

and I'm pretty partial to Game of Thrones.

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BBC's Sherlock

#1 in my opinion. Each show is like a movie. It is a fantastic series. You can watch both seasons streaming on Netflix. I think they just started shooting season 3. The actors have re-signed for four more years.

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I'd start with The Walking Dead. I still think that Breaking Bad is the best show on TV but The Walking Dead is quite good. I also enjoyed Hell on Wheels. I'm not sure if that will be renewed but it's pretty entertaining. I still watch Southland as well. I liked it when it was on NBC and they have new episodes on TNT.

I'm also looking for new stuff to watch as well. I want to watch The Wire but it isn't on Netflix.

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I started the Walking Dead yesterday and I'm hooked. I stayed up till about 2 am watching it. Watching it now.

Mad Men is great, it's just not action packed like Walking Dead or over the top in intensity like Breaking Bad.

EDIT: The cool thing about Mad Men is to see how the characters change throughout the sixties. They also do a brilliant job with the fashion, style, cars, etc.

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The Americans on FX.

Tight Cold War spy story.

~Bang

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I think it's down to 2.

A) walking dead because everyone keeps telling me to watch it (not just you guys)

B) game of thrones.

Def want to check out bbc Sherlock.

What's falling skies all about?

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The Americans on FX.

Tight Cold War spy story.

~Bang

So The Americans has turned out well? Def caught my attention with the commercials.

The following has turned out ok as well. Usually don't like the series on the major networks like fox abc etc but the following isn't to bad.

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I think it's down to 2.

A) walking dead because everyone keeps telling me to watch it (not just you guys)

B) game of thrones.

Def want to check out bbc Sherlock.

What's falling skies all about?

---------- Post added March-26th-2013 at 12:55 AM ----------

So The Americans has turned out well? Def caught my attention with the commercials.

The following has turned out ok as well. Usually don't like the series on the major networks like fox abc etc but the following isn't to bad.

The Americans is pretty damn cool. I've been watching it, too.

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Yes, the Americans has turned out very well in my mind.

I also like Southland on TNT, but you may have to catch up with Netflix. Good police show.

~Bang

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I'd start with The Walking Dead. I still think that Breaking Bad is the best show on TV but The Walking Dead is quite good. I also enjoyed Hell on Wheels. I'm not sure if that will be renewed but it's pretty entertaining. I still watch Southland as well. I liked it when it was on NBC and they have new episodes on TNT.

I'm also looking for new stuff to watch as well. I want to watch The Wire but it isn't on Netflix.

Yeah man I kept hearing about the wire so last year I went ahead and got the torrent for every season. I watched that show everyday after work and gym. Thats all i did for a couple weeks was work, gym, the wire lol. That show just sucked me in and wouldnt let me out. I rewatched the whole thing around Christmas.

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Never heard of fallen skies. What's it about and what station?

Earth dealing with post-alien invasion and rebelling against alien overlords. Produced by Spielberg. Airs during the summer. 2 seasons so far, 3rd season starts up this summer. 1st season was good, 2nd season was great.

Airs on TNT.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falling_Skies

http://www.extremeskins.com/showthread.php?346132-TNT-s-Falling-Skies/page5

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#1 in my opinion. Each show is like a movie. It is a fantastic series. You can watch both seasons streaming on Netflix. I think they just started shooting season 3. The actors have re-signed for four more years.

Agreed. I love Breaking Bad, but Sherlock replaced it as my favorite tv show currently on. I can't wait for season 3, which I believe airs this fall. Awesome that they re-signed for so long. I wish they could do more episodes in a season, but I like that each episode is like a movie and the quality that goes into each episode.

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The View. While surreal to the point of absurdity at times, overall the uncanny accuracy in portraying the typical terminally vapid American chat-fest panel obsessing on celebrity and All Things Shallow & Petty to the exclusion of any worthwhile concern is pure genius. Some think it's simply insulting to women as a demographic in the soul-deep mockery of matters and public figures chosen as those held in interest to that audience in this biting and truly devilish satire, but the entire cast and executive production staff is female, and many well known for their feminist activism over the years. Even more impressive, most of the dialogue is ad-libbed and the show is shot "live" 5 days a week most weeks. Many celebrities guest star playing "themselves" and real-world events/projects/news are a fundamental part of each episode---think Lewis Carroll doing TV after eating liberty caps. Truly groundbreaking.

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Southland on TNT. By far the most gripping cop drama on TV. This show should have been on HBO.

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Walking dead is okay. But if you want to watch a great show Game of Thrones all the way. You seem to have the same taste in shows I do. You won't regret it

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Of those, Walking Dead is pretty good, not spectacular. I haven't started House of Cards yet, that is next in my queue.

Mad Men is garbage unless you are REALLY enthralled by a period piece and smoking.

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Walking Dead. Game of Thrones is good too but it has too many moving parts and is too much crammed into 10, 1 hour episodes.

Breaking Bad as well

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One more vote for the Walking Dead. Downton Abbey is pretty good also. My wife started watching it and I happened to walk through the room during the second episode. I stopped and next thing I knew I was sitting down having watched the whole thing. Finally, I'd recommend Wilfred. Really, really funny and very well written. You'll find it funny even if you haven't had a dog, but if you have had one, there are jokes about doggie behavior that will literally have you rolling on the floor laughing.

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Ok started the walking dead. Def gonna check out game of thrones, southland and Sherlock.

Lets see if any of these can beat out The Wire(1a) or Breaking Bad(1b) on my list.

Thanks for the suggestions fellas.

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Haven't watched The Wire, but friends say it narrowly edges out Breaking Bad. For me Game of Thrones is awesome, so is Walking Dead. Breaking Bad is my normal tv favorite, but Sherlock beat it and is my #1 overall.

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