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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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8 hours ago, Chew said:

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.

The waitress at the cafe is Levys daughter in real life as well.

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1 hour ago, Yohan said:

The waitress at the cafe is Levys daughter in real life as well.


Oh wow, so it's a family affair LOL.  I see in the credits that Eugene and his son are the writers and creators, makes sense they'd bring the daughter/sis into it as well. 

And I'm sure maybe she's been busy, especially in Canada, but I can't for the life of me remember the last time I saw Catherine O'Hara. 

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Finished Bad Blood. I liked it, but I am a total sucker for mob movies/series. Didn't know until I googled it that the Montreal crime family was 'Ndrangheta (Calabrese) rather than Cosa Nostra (Sicilian American).

 

Started watching The Last Kingdom. The first episode was a little slow, but once they introduce Alfred the Great I got hooked. For all the good press Charlemagne gets, Alfred was likely more intellectual - truly one of the most interesting characters of the Middle Ages.

 

One the other hand, I gave up on Amazon's Brittania, which takes place during the second Roman invasion. The show has some great performances, but the druids are overdone. It's like the writers couldn't decide between doing a historical drama like HBO's Rome (one of my all-time favorites) or fantasy like Game of Thrones.

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if you haven't seen "Toast of London", work it into your rotation.  (its on Netflix, but not made by Netflix).

 

It is about a marginal actor in London....  its wacky.        I WOULD say, don't binge watch it (20 minutes of this wakiness at a time seems about right)

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13 hours ago, Riggo-toni said:

Finished Bad Blood. I liked it, but I am a total sucker for mob movies/series. Didn't know until I googled it that the Montreal crime family was 'Ndrangheta (Calabrese) rather than Cosa Nostra (Sicilian American).

 

 Started watching The Last Kingdom. The first episode was a little slow, but once they introduce Alfred the Great I got hooked. For all the good press Charlemagne gets, Alfred was likely more intellectual - truly one of the most interesting characters of the Middle Ages.

  

One the other hand, I gave up on Amazon's Brittania, which takes place during the second Roman invasion. The show has some great performances, but the druids are overdone. It's like the writers couldn't decide between doing a historical drama like HBO's Rome (one of my all-time favorites) or fantasy like Game of Thrones.

 

Last Kingdom is pretty good, although they did play out a particular plotline one too many timesn  

Uhtred pisses off Alfred somehow, Alfred gets in trouble, Uhtred bails Alfred and is redeemed (at least partially)

, although that is ended by the end of season 3. 

 

 

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On 1/1/2019 at 7:32 PM, GoDeep81 said:

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 

 

Way before that ... I thought it started dropping off in quality about halfway through Season 4, though alot of that was driven by one single flaw, that I didn't find Conway a realistic or compelling canidate for POTUS.

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6 hours ago, DCSaints_fan said:

 

Way before that ... I thought it started dropping off in quality about halfway through Season 4, though alot of that was driven by one single flaw, that I didn't find Conway a realistic or compelling canidate for POTUS.

I can agree with that! It was still watchable though.. Final season was more "please just let it end" for me.. lol 

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Started watching Good Girls (season 1 is on Netflix - season 2 comes out in March on NBC) the other day.  It stars Christina Hendricks (red-head from Mad Men) and is about three moms who are in need for money and in difficult spots in their lives.  They decide to rob a grocery store and then chaos ensues after.  It's pretty funny, wife is hooked on it too.  

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Just watched Comedians of the World on NetFlix.  It's 4 standup comedians and for me, they put them in descending order, each set is about 30 minutes.

 

Neal Brennan - great performance, insightful, smart, funny

Chris D'Elia - kinda dumb but not too bad.  I think the best thing about Chris D'Elia is the eyebrow raise

Nicole Byer - just talks about how fat she is for about 20 minutes

Nick Swardson - couldn't get past the first three minutes, might be the worst I've seen in a long time

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2 hours ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

Just watched Comedians of the World on NetFlix.  It's 4 standup comedians and for me, they put them in descending order, each set is about 30 minutes.

 

Neal Brennan - great performance, insightful, smart, funny

Chris D'Elia - kinda dumb but not too bad.  I think the best thing about Chris D'Elia is the eyebrow raise

Nicole Byer - just talks about how fat she is for about 20 minutes

Nick Swardson - couldn't get past the first three minutes, might be the worst I've seen in a long time

There's WAY more then just those 4. There's a group of 4 from different countries- each 4 is a different . season. Agreed though that Brennan was the best out of those 4.

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Brennan's standalone special 3 Mics was brilliant. Very differenr than most standups. It was part comedy act, part therapuetic confessional

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Murder Mountain on Netflix.  It's more of a 6 or 7 part documentary series, but it's good.

 

It deals with Humbolt County, California.  You guys probably know it's where a lot of weed is grown.  I thought it was some hippie place on a @Chew vibe but it's not.  Lots of crime, murder, missing people.  It shows their culture from a lot of different angles: the growers (legal and illegal), the police, townspeople and the history of how the area came to be.

 

But the overriding story is a murder case that's famous to the area and a father's search for his missing kid.  All of the represented people are interesting but that storyline is the part that hooked me the most.  It's really well done.  

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To those who have been pushing Ozark... I finally dove in over the weekend. I'm hooked.

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Season 4 of Outlander is the best yet, so friggin' good.  It's up there with the best premium television out right now. 

I beg my fellow TV fans to check it out if you've got access to STARZ.  Give it one episode and you'll be on board. 


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Hooooooooooooooly ****.  Slobby's World on Netflix.

 

It's like American Pickers but this dude is obsessed with 80s and 90s stuff.  It's awesome.  The first episode this guy comes into his store and buys a pair of banned Jordans and the Marty McFly Nikes.  

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On 1/3/2019 at 8:22 PM, shakinaiken said:

Still sad to see no love for "Homecoming" on Amazon Prime. Such a brilliant show. 

 

 

I'll show some. It was really, really good. I do recommend and it's not a big commitment. Limited series, I think about 8 episodes. (?)

 

Julia Roberts is always good and she did not disappoint this time either.

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32 minutes ago, Chachie said:

 

 

I'll show some. It was really, really good. I do recommend and it's not a big commitment. Limited series, I think about 8 episodes. (?)

 

Julia Roberts is always good and she did not disappoint this time either.


Yep, we rocked through it in two days.  Pretty solid.  Cannavale was born to play an asshole. 

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On 1/2/2019 at 11:39 PM, DCSaints_fan said:

 

Way before that ... I thought it started dropping off in quality about halfway through Season 4, though alot of that was driven by one single flaw, that I didn't find Conway a realistic or compelling canidate for POTUS.

 

 

uhm.... 

 

 

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wtf..?

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1 hour ago, Chew said:


Yep, we rocked through it in two days.  Pretty solid.  Cannavale was born to play an asshole. 

 

 

I don't know if you watch Angie Tribeca but he's in the new season of that. He plays Angie's son. 🤣

 

Hilarious show if you're into that "Naked Gun" type of comedy. I think it's on TBS.

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1 hour ago, mcsluggo said:

 

 

uhm.... 

 

 

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wtf..?

 

Not sure if you're disagreeing, but look at the Republican candidates who won the nomination in every election cycle since forever.   All older white men.  I think Romney was the youngest at the time he ran.  

 

40-ish year old governor?  Yeah, no.

 

Edit: Can't believe I forgot about GWB.  Still he was 55 when he ran/assumed office.  For some reason I thought Romney was younger.

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Just because the government is shut down, doesn't mean you guys can come here and wreck this thread...

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