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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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Finally watched Bandersnatch.  Was pretty underwhelmed.  :(

What a nifty concept, and I had fun the first 30 minutes or so...but I felt the story kinda fizzled out.  I get what they wanted to do, I saw what their vision was.  Clever...but I don't think they executed as well as they could have.  Overall it was okay, but I felt the story could have been better. 

The main character ("Dunkirk kid") was great.  Poulter's LSD-fueled monologue about reality was Emmy worthy.

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39 minutes ago, Chew said:

Finally watched Bandersnatch.  Was pretty underwhelmed.  :(

What a nifty concept, and I had fun the first 30 minutes or so...but I felt the story kinda fizzled out.  I get what they wanted to do, I saw what their vision was.  Clever...but I don't think they executed as well as they could have.  Overall it was okay, but I felt the story could have been better. 

The main character ("Dunkirk kid") was great.  Poulter's LSD-fueled monologue about reality was Emmy worthy.

 

 

A couple times I made a mistaken choice of options and could not correct it. This made things annoying. When I keyed in number at the end mistakenly, it just ended the movie for me and I was too angry to do it all over again... so I don't even know how it all really ended.

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The series premiere of Roswell was alright.

 

Don't know if this reboot will be better than the original.

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1 hour ago, Rdskns2000 said:

The series premiere of Roswell was alright.

 

Don't know if this reboot will be better than the original.

 

It won't be. I'm sure it will last but CWs two reboots this year have been below average. Hoping this one gets better.

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The Dark Crystal:  Age of Resistance.   

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Netflix first announced the 10-episode prequel to Dark Crystal back in 2017, but they quietly released the cast last month, a lot of big names.  The series will be 100% puppetry and animation, and is supposed to release late 2019.  And from what I understand, Netflix partnered with Jim Henson studios on this, so some of the original OGs from Henson's team who worked on the movie in 1982 were in studio and involved with puppet design for the reboot series. 
 

Official story description: “The world of Thra is dying. The Crystal of Truth is at the heart of Thra, a source of untold power. But it is damaged, corrupted by the evil Skeksis, and a sickness spreads across the land. When three Gelfling uncover the horrific truth behind the power of the Skeksis, an adventure unfolds as the fires of rebellion are lit and an epic battle for the planet begins.” 


Teaser trailer:   Instant goosebumps @ 28 seconds when the original orchestra score drops. My nostalgia alarms are going bonkers   :o 

 

 

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The new True Detective seems pretty awesome so far, Mahershala Ali is a great actor.

 

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1 hour ago, max21 said:

The new True Detective seems pretty awesome so far, Mahershala Ali is a great actor.

 

 

 

I am very much enjoying it. I feel like some of the acting and dialogue (even Mahershala at times) seems sort of stiff or even cliche though.

 

However, they are spinning another good story and I like the "slow burn" pace of it all.

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On 1/18/2019 at 10:40 AM, Warhead36 said:

Punisher Season 2 is out.

 

Been watching practically all day.  Hoooooooly ****. 

 

Bernthal is awesome.  They better not cancel this like they've canceled their other Marvel series.

 

But the girl that he helps out this season is fantastic.  Giorgia Whigham.  

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It's gonna take me a while to get to the Punisher. I'm 95% positive it's not coming back. I'd already be finished by now if they hadn't axed the other Marvel shows.

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4 minutes ago, Cooked Crack said:

It's gonna take me a while to get to the Punisher. I'm 95% positive it's not coming back. I'd already be finished by now if they hadn't axed the other Marvel shows.

 

They got rid of Iron Fist (which was a bad show) and Luke Cage (which was a great one).  Did they get rid of Jessica Jones and Daredevil, too?  

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12 minutes ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

 

They got rid of Iron Fist (which was a bad show) and Luke Cage (which was a great one).  Did they get rid of Jessica Jones and Daredevil, too?  

Daredevil was canned too. Jessica Jones is still technically alive. Season 3 will be dropping sometime this year. I just don't see them giving any these other shows new seasons when Disney coming with their own streaming service. Daredevil Season 3 was great and it got cancelled.

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1 minute ago, Cooked Crack said:

Daredevil was canned too. Jessica Jones is still technically alive. Season 3 will be dropping sometime this year. I just don't see them giving any these other shows new seasons when Disney coming with their own streaming service. Daredevil Season 3 was great and it got cancelled.

 

I forgot Daredevil was canned.  I guess that means Punisher won't be back, which is a shame.  I liked Jessica Jones, too.

 

I didn't know that Disney was starting their own streaming service.  I found this article which explains a lot if anyone else is in the dark like me:  https://www.cnet.com/how-to/disney-disneyplus-streaming-service-name-release-date-shows-movies-to-expect/

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Don Cheadle and DC's own Regina Hall have a new show on Showtime premiering tomorrow.  Wall Street.

 

 Don't know much about it but anything with Cheadle is worth giving one episode a look.  

 

 

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53 minutes ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

 

Been watching practically all day.  Hoooooooly ****. 

 

Bernthal is awesome.  They better not cancel this like they've canceled their other Marvel series.

 

But the girl that he helps out this season is fantastic.  Giorgia Whigham.  

 

Just finished it.  Gotta say, I like the unabashed violence.  For whatever reason, the only thing that irks me is how many injuries people can withstand and still fight and how quickly they heal (nevermind the crappy makeup effects on the punisher when he is in the hospital and cuts just look like painted lines).

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I have been enjoying a guilty pleasure show. I wont claim it is the best ever, but Lucifer is entertaining.

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17 minutes ago, China said:

 

Just finished it.  Gotta say, I like the unabashed violence.  For whatever reason, the only thing that irks me is how many injuries people can withstand and still fight and how quickly they heal (nevermind the crappy makeup effects on the punisher when he is in the hospital and cuts just look like painted lines).

 

I agree, regarding the unabashed violence.   And yeah, they take a lot of injuries and keep moving (the fight in the weightroom was ridiculous) but I reminded myself it's supposed to be over the top and to suspend some belief.  Even though I thought that, the last episode where Punisher gets decked in the face by a big piece of iron and kept going made me roll my eyes.

 

It's like a 2010's version of Leon: The Professional, almost.  I really enjoyed it, overall.

 

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Love Pete Holmes, honestly didn't know his HBO special would be that funny, we LOL'd the whole time. 

 

Pete Holmes: Dirty Clean.

 

 

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