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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.

       
       
       
       
       
       
       

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
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On 12/16/2018 at 11:11 AM, Warhead36 said:

Finished Sabrina yesterday. Very good first season although I could do without some of the teen angst crap.

I liked it, too, though in fairness, she IS a teenager (kinda comes with territory, i think : ) they really made up for it in my mind with just how dark it was willing to go.

 

Every iteration of this character ive either seen or read about had that struggle for balance as a core issue.  

 

i hope it gets nominated for some of the makeup effects or something.  I also have to contain myself with fact Jaz Sinclair is playing someone underage, not fair Netflix, not fair.

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Who's watching Marvelous Mrs. Maisel?  Any thoughts?

 

I hear it's a musical and...outside of the Blues Brothers, I hate musicals.  Something about spontaneously bursting into song and dance to advance a storyline irritates the **** out of me.  So if it's like one song an episode, I can handle it.  Anything past that, I can't deal.

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On 12/27/2018 at 5:00 PM, Spaceman Spiff said:

Who's watching Marvelous Mrs. Maisel?  Any thoughts?

 

I hear it's a musical and...outside of the Blues Brothers, I hate musicals.  Something about spontaneously bursting into song and dance to advance a storyline irritates the **** out of me.  So if it's like one song an episode, I can handle it.  Anything past that, I can't deal.

Who said it was a musical?  It's about a woman who goes into stand-up comedy in the 1960s.  There are zero song-and-dance routines.

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The Orville started out with a thud. Very kitchy, and pretty dull. Previews for upcoming episodes gave me some hope for the season though. 

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53 minutes ago, SoulSkin said:

The Orville started out with a thud. Very kitchy, and pretty dull. Previews for upcoming episodes gave me some hope for the season though. 

I agree. 

The whole party to watch him pee would be a cute sub plot but not the centerpiece of the whole episode.

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Wasn't the greatest episode, but you take the good with the 'meh' with a show like that.  And it wasn't Sub Rosa, so it's got that going for it, which is nice.

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12 hours ago, SoulSkin said:

The Orville started out with a thud. Very kitchy, and pretty dull. Previews for upcoming episodes gave me some hope for the season though. 

That episode probably was they one they held over from Season 1.

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Hey, I came into this thread to pump The Orville. 

 

Yeah, their "primary mission" was a joke. Literally. But then I don't think that's really what the episode was about. It was about relationships and dating and shipboard life. I liked that. No big, monumental, Galaxy-saving mission. Just commentary about relationships. 

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On 12/31/2018 at 9:19 AM, Rdskns2000 said:

That episode probably was they one they held over from Season 1.

I read that the hold-over from season 1 is the one this Thursday.

 

1 hour ago, Larry said:

Hey, I came into this thread to pump The Orville. 

 

Yeah, their "primary mission" was a joke. Literally. But then I don't think that's really what the episode was about. It was about relationships and dating and shipboard life. I liked that. No big, monumental, Galaxy-saving mission. Just commentary about relationships. 

That sounds about right.  I think the episode was really attempting to re-establish the characters and their relationships for the new season.  As for the primary mission, that was call-back to Amok Time, which was the first episode of the second season of TOS.

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And I just noticed that the robot's name is Isaac. (As in Asimov.). 

 

(Yeah, sometimes I'm dense.)

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Catching up on Outlander yesterday (with some of my family, because my mom has read some of the books,) and season two is pretty interesting.  There’s a lot of political intrigue so far (5 episodes in).

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i finished season 1 of Killing Eve on BBC America. Not sure how I missed it when it first came on, but its on of the more entertaining new shows I've watched. I love the amount of genuine laughs they generate, despite the subject matter.

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1 hour ago, visionary said:

Catching up on Outlander yesterday (with some of my family, because my mom has read some of the books,) and season two is pretty interesting.  There’s a lot of political intrigue so far (5 episodes in).

 

Welcome aboard Team Outlander.  :)

 

season 4 is about to end and its really really good.  Caitriona Balfe is amazing. 

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33 minutes ago, DCSaints_fan said:

Not really a "show" but Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is awesome.

 

without the interactive hook, I don't think I would have been interested at all in the storyline, but they got me.

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On 12/29/2018 at 3:05 PM, PokerPacker said:

Who said it was a musical?  It's about a woman who goes into stand-up comedy in the 1960s.  There are zero song-and-dance routines.

 

Some friend of a friend.  Maybe I misunderstood her, but I don't think I did.  I've been watching it, it's great.  The music is great, too.  But certainly not a musical.  I really like the lead actress Rachel Brosnahan, Tony Shahloub is great too.  Alex Borstein's character is the funniest one on the show.

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Thought I just saw somewhere that there's a new season of Luther that just started?

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Finished House of Cards.. (cough) weak (cough)  Show lost it's edge when it lost Spacey, unfortunately.. 

 

Mrs Maisel.. Said it before, season one was better done and funnier, imo, than Im dying up here.. I can't wait for season 2.. But yea, they do dance and sing. Usually just a few bars and tolerable, but it happens. lol 

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Finally watching Schitts Creek, halfway through S1.  Pretty funny.  Didn't know the son was Levy's real-life kid.  Good to see Chris Elliot, he's a funny dude.

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1 hour ago, TK said:

Thought I just saw somewhere that there's a new season of Luther that just started?

 

S3 just hit Netflix. S4 which will only be on Netflix is TBD. 

 

 

Edit...and dangit I just realized you typed Luther and not Lucifer. S5 of Luther is in production I believe.

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30 minutes ago, The Evil Genius said:

 

S3 just hit Netflix. S4 which will only be on Netflix is TBD. 

 

 

Edit...and dangit I just realized you typed Luther and not Lucifer. S5 of Luther is in production I believe.

BBC has a trailer up for Luther S5

 

 

 

 

Looks like it premiered tonight on BBC & is a short 4 show season. 

 

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