• Blog Entries

    • By Destino in ES Coverage
         1
      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. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
stoney26

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

Recommended Posts

Just now, Yohan said:

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


I did a double-take like "Am I in the TV thread?"
 
@Chachie is that the one with Rashida Jones?  I actually watched an episode of that show randomly a few years ago and LOL'd a few times.  No idea why I didn't start watching it.

I first saw Cannavale as the bad guy on Boardwalk Empire, he was great.  He was good in Nurse Jackie with Edie Falco, too.  I think it's his face, but he's always casted to be a bad guy or an asshole :806:.  He was the bad guy in the Ant Man movies too

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Chew said:


I did a double-take like "Am I in the TV thread?"
 
@Chachie is that the one with Rashida Jones?  I actually watched an episode of that show randomly a few years ago and LOL'd a few times.  No idea why I didn't start watching it.

I first saw Cannavale as the bad guy on Boardwalk Empire, he was great.  He was good in Nurse Jackie with Edie Falco, too.  I think it's his face, but he's always casted to be a bad guy or an asshole :806:.  He was the bad guy in the Ant Man movies too

 

Yes, Rashida Jones. Hilarious show. Like I said, very "Airplane" or "Naked Gun." Season 4 is out now. Her original partner Geils is gone now but Bobby Cannivale came on to play their son (who somehow grew to be older than Angie between seasons 3 and 4) and it's good stuff.  :)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

 

Not sure what to do with this one.  I read the 3 books that it is based on or, rather, I read the first 2, which were great.  The 3rd book was the slowest, most boring **** ever and and put it down about 1/2 of the way through because it wasn't going anywhere.  

 

The books are also divided between pre-apocalypse and post-apocalypse and the trailer looks like it is only going to pre-apocalypse, which, while a decent story, misses the point of the narrative (and the monsters).

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, PleaseBlitz said:

 

 

 

Not sure what to do with this one.  I read the 3 books that it is based on or, rather, I read the first 2, which were great.  The 3rd book was the slowest, most boring **** ever and and put it down about 1/2 of the way through because it wasn't going anywhere.  

 

The books are also divided between pre-apocalypse and post-apocalypse and the trailer looks like it is only going to pre-apocalypse, which, while a decent story, misses the point of the narrative (and the monsters).

 

Get it together.  This is a thread about TV shows to watch, not about books to read.  You'll find the book suggestion thread buried in the abyss.

 

Where it belongs.

 

Don't need no damn reading round these parts.  

  • Thanks 1
  • Haha 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also, it has Zack from Saved by the Bell.  Is that a good thing, or a bad thing?  Everything about this show is so confusing.  

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, PleaseBlitz said:

Also, it has Zack from Saved by the Bell.  Is that a good thing, or a bad thing?  Everything about this show is so confusing.  

 

It starts off as a good thing then you realize he's not playing Zack and there's no Kelly Kapowski around the corner.

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm 6 episodes into Escape at Dannemora and this show is fantastic.  The acting in it is unreal and the camera work is just as good.  I will be finishing the last episode tonight probably.  I highly recommend this show to anyone who has Showtime.  Del Toro is incredible in it, as are the 2 other main actors (and everyone else pretty much).

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, purbeast said:

I'm 6 episodes into Escape at Dannemora and this show is fantastic.  The acting in it is unreal and the camera work is just as good.  I will be finishing the last episode tonight probably.  I highly recommend this show to anyone who has Showtime.  Del Toro is incredible in it, as are the 2 other main actors (and everyone else pretty much).

 

 

Arquette was fantastic.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Chachie said:

 

 

Arquette was fantastic.

I didn't even know who that was so I had to IMDB who it was, and yes, the acting job she does with Tilly is unreal.  Same with the guy who plays her husband Lyle.  I didn't even know who the actor was until I just saw him on IMDB and holy **** that guy has been in a ton of stuff.  He looks so different in this show.  He is up there as one of the best actors on the show too.  

 

I also don't know how this story ends in real life so after I finish it I want to see what everyone looked like in real life, if they don't show it at the end of the show.  Don't let me know either way though lol.

Edited by purbeast

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, purbeast said:

I'm 6 episodes into Escape at Dannemora and this show is fantastic.  The acting in it is unreal and the camera work is just as good.  I will be finishing the last episode tonight probably.  I highly recommend this show to anyone who has Showtime.  Del Toro is incredible in it, as are the 2 other main actors (and everyone else pretty much).


Loved it.  I'm not sure it's been mentioned in this thread at all since I posted the trailer months ago LOL. 

Ben Stiller may have found a second home behind the camera. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah when I saw that Ben Stiller directed it I did a double take.  I was like WTF?  But then I quickly believed in him.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
32 minutes ago, purbeast said:

I didn't even know who that was so I had to IMDB who it was, and yes, the acting job she does with Tilly is unreal.  Same with the guy who plays her husband Lyle.  I didn't even know who the actor was until I just saw him on IMDB and holy **** that guy has been in a ton of stuff.  He looks so different in this show.  He is up there as one of the best actors on the show too.  

 

I also don't know how this story ends in real life so after I finish it I want to see what everyone looked like in real life, if they don't show it at the end of the show.  Don't let me know either way though lol.

 

 

Yeah Lyle was awesome.  :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Reminder than S2 of The Punisher drops next Friday (1/18). Looks like Jigsaw (he won't be called that still 🙄) is the big baddie. Might be the last we see of The Punisher for a few years. 😡

Edited by The Evil Genius
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe it's just the fact that the cancellations thoroughly pissed me off, maybe not.   I'm kinda tired. It took me forever to finish DD, part because I was caring for my dad at the time, part because news of the cancellations happened as I was still watching, and it just soured me a great deal.

 

Not sure I'm gonna be able to get up for Punisher

Edited by Mr. Sinister

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/3/2019 at 9:34 PM, 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

Neal Brennan is great.

D'Elia was a notch below.

Byer: yep, "I'm a fat girl"

Swardson: didn't think it was too bad

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, The Evil Genius said:

But other than rewatching 24, where you going to see the hero of the show kill 100 people per hour?

 

Rick and Morty?

 

 

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, The Evil Genius said:

But other than rewatching 24, where you going to see the hero of the show kill 100 people per hour?

Infinity War?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Elessar78 said:

Neal Brennan is great.

D'Elia was a notch below.

Byer: yep, "I'm a fat girl"

Swardson: didn't think it was too bad

 

Swardson was, like, dick and fart jokes after the insightfulness and cleverness that Neal Brennan brought to the table.  I don't mind dick and fart jokes, but watching those two performances was like eating at a great steakhouse for lunch and then getting McDonald's for dinner.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

 

Swardson was, like, dick and fart jokes after the insightfulness and cleverness that Neal Brennan brought to the table.  I don't mind dick and fart jokes, but watching those two performances was like eating at a great steakhouse for lunch and then getting McDonald's for dinner.

right on. NB has a special on Spotify too-I was listening to it at work today and I was cracking up so much I had to close my office door.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Escape at Dannemora - 10/10 - such a fantastic show I highly recommend it.  I'm actually watching a show on demand right now that was on Oxygen called "Dannemora Prison Break" and it is incredible how accurate the show is, down to how the characters look and talk, down to the clothing they were wearing at specific parts.  It's pretty damn awesome, although there are some things that they changed completely, like the names of the children, and some other stuff.  

 

There were 2 things that I wouldn't say I didn't like about the show, but non-positives I would say...

 



1. At the end of episode 3 or 4, Del Toro tells Tilly the plan and at the very end he says "DONT TELL ANYOOOOOOOOOONNNNEEEE" in this very weird voice.  It just felt so odd and out of place, and I was like WTF? and so was Tilly and then the episode ends.

 

2. The 6th episode that is just a back story I could have done without.  I didn't really care about all of that.  And at the end of episode 5 where he escaped, I just wanted to see what happened next but instead we get this filler episode that is all back story.  The back story was very interesting though.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

True Detective season 3 is pretty good so far.  They had the first two episodes Sunday night, but just got around to watching them tonight.

Edited by visionary
  • Like 3
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/11/2019 at 6:31 PM, Spaceman Spiff said:

 

Swardson was, like, dick and fart jokes after the insightfulness and cleverness that Neal Brennan brought to the table.  I don't mind dick and fart jokes, but watching those two performances was like eating at a great steakhouse for lunch and then getting McDonald's for dinner.

Or like getting invited to the White House for dinner, but being served McDonald's.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.