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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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4 hours ago, Riggo-toni said:

Binged Hanna over the weekend. Sort of like a cross between Jason Bourne and LaFemme Nikita. 

Montana?

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6 minutes ago, TheGreatBuzz said:

Montana?

 

Was she naked on a wrecking ball?

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3 hours ago, Chachie said:

 

 

You know I actually think I heard about that and then completely forgot. Great, great show. I hope they keep the level of quality up to par.

 

Same showrunners, so I think so.

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Really liked the first 2 episodes of The Twilight Zone. Seems like they have some really good cast for the different episodes.

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2 minutes ago, StillUnknown said:

Really liked the first 2 episodes of The Twilight Zone. Seems like they have some really good cast for the different episodes.

The remaining 8 episodes will drop every Thursday.

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Cowboy Bebop is being made into a live action Netflix show. John Cho is starring. 

 

Also first two episodes of S2 Cloak & Dagger drop tonight. Hopeing for a non sucky sophomore season. 

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On 4/1/2019 at 2:42 PM, CaptainJames2004 said:

Hell on Wheels was dope overall, though I didn't like what they ended up doing to Elam's character. It was dumb. The Chinese love interest was also kind of silly imo. That theme song though!

 

Yeah, Common really shined on the show . Surprised me. Also liked Colm Meaney as the ruthless railroad tycoon, and the guy that played Thor Gunderson, and the scheming Irishmen.

 

I agree though, when they made it to the Salt Lake region, the show got weird, and it was clear that the end was near. From what I read, it was Common who actually decided to leave the show to pursue other opportunities. It def went downhill though.

 

Deadwood is coming back as some sort of miniseries, but I definitely need my Western fix.

 

Deadwood/Hell on Wheels were masterful shows with strong, yet flawed characters and villains.

 

If you haven't seen it, Godless is another good one on Netflix with Jeff Daniels and Jennifer Connelly. Not sure if that was a one time deal or not though.

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1 hour ago, The Evil Genius said:

Do yourself a favor and stream the previous seasons. 

 

 

Can't wait. Netflix also saved Designated Survivor, at least I think it was them.

 

Season 2 of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is now available. This season is 9 episodes.  Only 2 episodes in but you can tell Sabrina will be going darker this year.

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Watched the most recent four episodes of Into The Badlands today.  Pretty good so far.   It seems like they're trying to make MK more and more unlikable though.

 

 

Oh **** I just got to the end of the last episode....I did not expect that....😢

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I'm about to start watching Mindhunter.

 

Trying to get the wife to join me in a re-watch of The Leftovers. I love that show.

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4 hours ago, Rdskns2000 said:

Watching the first episode of Season 2, pretty good.

Did not expect that season ending :o 

 

cant wait for Designated Survivor to drop. Hopefully they tighten up on a few of the story threads that had been dangling & streamline it just a tad. 

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9 hours ago, TK said:

Did not expect that season ending :o 

 

 

I just hope this doesn’t get the axe.

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Just finished watching Sounds of Silence season 1 earlier (it's on twitch and youtube)

It's a Vampire the Masquerade campaign (vampire tabletop role playing game) actual play that's a lot of fun and gets pretty dark. 

Pretty wild ending too.

 

Here's the first episode/playlist on youtube:

 

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I'm trying to enjoy Black Summer,  but so far it just seems like your run of the mill trackzack show/movie/thing. There is also way too little dialogue and every scene seems way too jumbled (The ho hum nature of the show also makes it tough for this to come off as anything but a an unwelcome distraction).

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"Bosch" just started up season 5 on Prime.

Quality detective show. Great cast.

 

~Bbang

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1 hour ago, Bang said:

"Bosch" just started up season 5 on Prime.

Quality detective show. Great cast.

 

~Bbang

I just got through season 1. Can't believe I hadn't paid attention to this one until now. His partner is Marlo from the Wire, daughter was Sophia from Walking Dead. Can't wait to binge the next 4 seasons.

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3 hours ago, Yohan said:

I just got through season 1. Can't believe I hadn't paid attention to this one until now. His partner is Marlo from the Wire, daughter was Sophia from Walking Dead. Can't wait to binge the next 4 seasons.

Yeah, it's good.. Lance Reddick is also in there from The Wire. He's always good.

the characters are from a series of books by Michael Connoly.. highly recommended.. they pair hand in hand with his Lincoln Lawyer characters. (if you saw that movie with M. McConaughey,)

 

~Bang

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On 5/1/2019 at 7:15 AM, Bang said:

"Bosch" just started up season 5 on Prime.

Quality detective show. Great cast.

 

~Bbang

Finished this season last week.  Love the show.  

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New season (4) of Lucifer (10 episodes) on Netflix. Going to wait for my 14+ hours of air travel on Saturday to binge it...but hearing good things. 

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Tuca & Bertie on Netflix is pretty good. It's got the BoJack art design but that's about it. It's like Broad City if the characters were in their 30s and cartoon birds.

 

Also, Ramy on Hulu is a good watch. A more realistic and down to earth Master of None.

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