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      Good afternoon Redskins fans!  I have once again been invited to sit in the relative comfort of the press box and shout my thoughts into the void via this blog.  As you watch the game today and see the rain  pour relentlessly from the heavens, know that I am safe and dry.  Know also that @Spaceman Spiff is out there somewhere, cold and unappreciated, rolling around in the muck trying to capture that perfect picture.  Maybe say a little prayer for his health (or laugh, whatever, I’m not judging you).  Also, be sure not to miss the pictures he posts on this site after each game.     
       
      Before we get into today's Redskins game, I want give some thanks for more positive occurrences in DC sports.  Congrats to the Washington Mystics for winning their first championship.  Congrats go out to the Washington Nationals as well for reaching the world series.  These two teams (along with the Caps) are working hard to change the sports related mood around this town, and we're all happier for it. 
       
      Lets move now into less cheerful topics, namely your Washington Redskins!  Yow know things are going bad, and I mean really dang bad, when your team has gone through three quarterbacks and two coaches and your not even half way through the season.  Today's fresh hell comes in the form of a specter of the our recent past coming to smirk at our misfortune.  Im talking of course of Kyle.  Kyle's spent the week assuring everyone that he isn’t holding a grudge, while very obviously holding a grudge.  “Everything else.”  You know what I’m talking about. 
       
      If all he brought to town were his hurt feelings we wouldn’t have a problem.  Sadly, he’s arrived with an undefeated football team that the NFL says we have to play this week.  This feels entirely unfair. 
       
      My generic key to the game:  Run the ball and stop the run.  The team (spoiler alert: 49ers) that does this today will win.   
       
      Redskins Inactives  
      QB Colt McCoy  
      S Deshazor Everett  
      CB Josh Norman  
      RB Chris THompson  
      LB Josh Harvey-Clemons 
      G Wes Martin  
      TE Vernon Davis  
       
      49ers inactives  
      QB CJ Beathard 
      WR Deebo Samuel  
      CB Ahkello Witherspoon  
      FB Kyle Juszczyk 
      T Mike McGLinchey 
      T Joe Staley 
      DL DJ Jones 
       
      1st Quarter Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers
       
      Callahan wasn’t playing around when he said he wanted to run the ball.  That first drive was all runs, and looked great... right up until they tried to pass the ball.  Hopkins missed the relatively short fied goal, because of course he did.     

      Maybe Quinn isn’t a good choice to be returning punts?  Consider it.    
       
      That second Redskins drive looked more like what we’ve come to expect from this offense.  Run for negative yards, pass dropped, and an unsuccessful screen pass.  A quintessential Redskins three and out. 

      Passing yards this quarter:  Redskins 3. 49ers 9.  Are you not entertained?! 
       
      Half Time Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers 
       
      How happy are you to spend your Sunday afternoon watching this game?  Consider that some people paid money, to sit in a poncho, in the rain, to watch this game. 
       
      It’s now time for those half time adjustments that our beloved skins do so well.  It’s unlikely the second half mirrors the first. 
       
      3rd Quarter Update 
      Redskins 0 – 3 49ers  
       
      Good news, this game will not end in a 0-0 tie.  Those half time adjustments have kicked in as expected and the 49ers have found a way onto the scoreboard in this messy throwback game.  The Redskins have decided to spend the second half collecting holding penalties and sadness.  Mercifully, only one quarter remains. 
       
      End of Game Update 
      Redskins 0 – 9 49ers 
       
      Callahan hasn’t spent much time as head coach, but he’s already proven that his team can waste 2nd half timeouts like a veteran.  It makes little sense to adopt a strategy that shortens the game when your team is losing, and it makes even less sense when your team is short on time outs.  I’m not really sure what the thinking as late in this game.    
       
      Next week Kirk Cousins!   
       
       
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On 6/10/2019 at 9:21 AM, SemperFi Skins said:

My wife got me into "Dead To Me" with Christina Applegate. Funny, crazy, ironic, dark.... all in the same show. Worth a watch. Got me hooked fairly quick. 30 minute episodes which is good to binge.

 

My wife and I binge watched this over the last few nights. Really enjoyed it.

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16 hours ago, StillUnknown said:

 

CGI looks kinda bad, but i'm a sucker for **** like this

That looks badass.  Thanks I had no clue about this show.  That dude was so badass in the Raid.  I will definitely be watching this.

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So, I finished OITNB last Friday.  I thought it was one of the worst seasons to date, maybe not the worst, but just not that exciting imo.  I think it was because the show was already over-saturated with so many story lines (both main chars and sub chars) that it was just so much to close out.  It was a darker, sad season, imo. 

 

Finished up "Another Life" on Netflix, give it a B- overall, would have been a C, but there were some cool moments along with the season finale being really good imo.  I hope it gets a 2nd season due to the cliffhanger from the first.  I have a feeling season 2 will have more action and be better if they decide to continue it.

 

Also got on CBS Online and started watching the original Twin Peeks, still early on in season 1 (like episode 5 or 6).  I never watched it back in the early 90s, started it a while back, never continued, picked it back up this past weekend.  It's weird, definitely see the cult following it receives and wife and I like the corniness of it too.  I think it could still be on Netflix, not sure.  We have a Showtime sub, so I'll catch season 3 on there at some point.

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16 minutes ago, Springfield said:

Finally finished the wire last week.  Such a great, great show.

 

i'm way past due for another rewatch

 

i usually rewatch it once a year, its been longer than that

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Netflix showing it can grow it's own food, but if it keeps losing content and users, will it be enough to survive?  Netflix needs to react and focus and getting the best stuff it can, they are already building Amazon Prime functionality into cable boxes along with Netflix, everything g they had cornered people are catching up on now.

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35 minutes ago, Renegade7 said:

Netflix showing it can grow it's own food, but if it keeps losing content and users, will it be enough to survive?  Netflix needs to react and focus and getting the best stuff it can, they are already building Amazon Prime functionality into cable boxes along with Netflix, everything g they had cornered people are catching up on now.

 

They need to snag a deal with HBO or Showtime or both and look into adding live streaming TV/Sports like Hulu does.  I'm more interested to know how many people subscribe to just Netflix or just Hulu or just Amazon or to two of the three or all three.

 

I mean, we have Prime because we order a ton of stuff from Amazon, so it made sense with the free shipping.  Their streaming service is just a nice added bonus.  I've had Netflix forever, long before the days of the streaming platform and now exclusively the streaming platform.  But I also have Hulu, DC Universe (mainly for my daughter - though I love Titans and Doom Patrol and some of the old shows they have) and CBS Online.

 

I get my premium channels like HBO, Showtime, Max, Starz typically on rotation of what shows hit when on which channel, but within either Hulu or Amazon.  So for me, being a TV/Movie junkie, Disney+ isn't really talking me out of staying with Netflix, I'll just get extra streaming platforms for the same price as Hulu.  

 

I get it for those that only have Netflix or have cut the cord and only have Netflix and say ESPN+ and some other stuff that this new package will be more enticing.  I wonder if that's just a one time limited offer (like 6 months or 12 months)?  If anything, I would like to think it would force Netflix to lower their rates, but I doubt they will do that unless it gets extremely bad for them.

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I've got Netflix and Hulu right now. Hulu is 99¢ till December. Once it goes regular price going to cancel. Prime Videos seem like an afterthought. Like it's a bonus you get with shipping. Not planning on exceeding more than 2 services. I hope all these companies fall so there can only be 2-3 viable options.

 

I do have access to cable channels though. Shout-out to my boys parents. Gonna be heated if they cut the cord tho.

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Give me a way to watch Caps games and I’ll ****ing cut the cord right now.

 

Bur yeah, Netflix needs to stop putting out **** for the sake of putting **** out.  I think that the Martin Scorsese movie looks dope, so that’s a plus.  What Netflix needs to do, is come up with a way to allow people to rent movies like you can with Amazon Prime.  Let us buy/rent through Netflix and you can keep all those shmucks invested in your app.

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16 hours ago, Springfield said:

Give me a way to watch Caps games and I’ll ****ing cut the cord right now.

 

Bur yeah, Netflix needs to stop putting out **** for the sake of putting **** out.  I think that the Martin Scorsese movie looks dope, so that’s a plus.  What Netflix needs to do, is come up with a way to allow people to rent movies like you can with Amazon Prime.  Let us buy/rent through Netflix and you can keep all those shmucks invested in your app.

 

Outside of NFL games (since those are actually aired on local Fox and CBS) I swear it's better to live outside of the market your favorite pro teams are in (MLB, NHL, NBA).  Otherwise, you have to get cable/satellite and get the regional sports package to watch the NHL, NBA, MLB games.  

 

That's how I'm screwed.  I have to have DirectTV and Sunday ticket to watch the Redskins.  But I also have to have it to watch the Braves and Hurricanes games.  Granted, I could live without hockey, but I do enjoy watching baseball.  I read an article a while back that the NFL might look to a new model after the 2019 season when they can opt out of the Sunday Ticket contract with DirectTV.  

 

That they might work with a streaming platform like Amazon Prime and offer packages through them.  If that happens, I'll consider cutting the cord.  

 

 

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@Springfield  are you not able to get the Caps through the local sports channels offered by Hulu Plus?  https://www.hulu.com/live-tv  click on view channels in your area and enter your zip code and it pulls up all the regional sports networks available to you.

 

I should be able to watch the Braves and Hurricanes, for NBA I'll just subscribe directly through them for the Bulls.  The Redskins are the only thing holding me back at this point.

 

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1 hour ago, Dont Taze Me Bro said:

 

Outside of NFL games (since those are actually aired on local Fox and CBS) I swear it's better to live outside of the market your favorite pro teams are in (MLB, NHL, NBA).  Otherwise, you have to get cable/satellite and get the regional sports package to watch the NHL, NBA, MLB games.  

 

That's how I'm screwed.  I have to have DirectTV and Sunday ticket to watch the Redskins.  But I also have to have it to watch the Braves and Hurricanes games.  Granted, I could live without hockey, but I do enjoy watching baseball.  I read an article a while back that the NFL might look to a new model after the 2019 season when they can opt out of the Sunday Ticket contract with DirectTV.  

 

That they might work with a streaming platform like Amazon Prime and offer packages through them.  If that happens, I'll consider cutting the cord.  

 

 

Edit:

@Springfield  are you not able to get the Caps through the local sports channels offered by Hulu Plus?  https://www.hulu.com/live-tv  click on view channels in your area and enter your zip code and it pulls up all the regional sports networks available to you.

 

I should be able to watch the Braves and Hurricanes, for NBA I'll just subscribe directly through them for the Bulls.  The Redskins are the only thing holding me back at this point.

 

 

I didn’t realize that Hulu+ had so much, thanks for that.  They do have NBC Sports local for the Caps.  No Masn for Nats or Nickelodeon for the kids though.

 

Anyhow, that’s good to know about.

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You guys need to explore reddit.. Stream every NFL, NHL, NBA, etc game, in HD, for free.. F### Sunday Ticket -AND- Center Ice!! 

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9 minutes ago, GoDeep81 said:

You guys need to explore redditt.. Stream every NFL, NHL, NBA, etc game, in HD, for free.. F### Sunday Ticket -AND- Center Ice!! 


QFT.  I was a DirecTV customer or about 10 years.  I've been wanting to cut DTV, but I needed it or Sunday Ticket to see the Skins.  Coworker put me onto reddit last year and now I can cut the cord.

Reddit has every game in 1080P, multiple links.  They all work, all the time.  Every week.  Don't ask me how it's legal or they get away with it, but it is reliable.  

YouTube TV is the bees knees, and it's only $40 a month.  We also have some trash TV app called Philo that carries a few channels that YouTube TV does not.  That's only like $20 a month I think.  Combined they're 50% less than what we paid for DTV.  YouTube TV has unlimited DVR, and also (if you want it to) will merge your preferred YT videos and original shows like Karate Kid into your regular DVR.  It's awesome.  

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15 hours ago, GoDeep81 said:

You guys need to explore redditt.. Stream every NFL, NHL, NBA, etc game, in HD, for free.. F### Sunday Ticket -AND- Center Ice!! 

nbastreams was banned. Did something replace it?

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Just started watching Derry Girls on Netflix, super funny. 

 

This season of the handmaids tale has also been really good.

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21 minutes ago, No Excuses said:

Just started watching Derry Girls on Netflix, super funny. 

 

This season of the handmaids tale has also been really good.

 

Handmaids is INSANE. Every scene is a major one.

 

I'll check out Derry Girls.

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2 hours ago, No Excuses said:

Just started watching Derry Girls on Netflix, super funny. 

 

This season of the handmaids tale has also been really good.


+1 for Derry Girls, one of the hidden gems on Netflix.  We LOVE it.  I think mentioned Derry Girls in this thread over a year ago, but sadly it doesn't get much hype nationally.  Had to turn on CC though with some of the accents LOL

 

Was yesterday's episode the season finale for Handmaid's?!  Going to watch tonight, and I'm hype as ****.  

Also, Bradley Whitford has a new show called "Perfect Harmony" dropping this fall on NBC.  I would have zero interest it, but it's got Bradley Whitford, and he's amazing.  Also has Anna Camp and Geno Segers, The big NA badass from Banshee. 

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1 hour ago, Chachie said:

 

Handmaids is INSANE. Every scene is a major one.

 

There were back to back episodes I felt were pretty weak this season, but it came back around.

 

6 minutes ago, Chew said:

 

Was yesterday's episode the season finale for Handmaid's?!  Going to watch tonight, and I'm hype as ****.  
 

There is one more episode next week.

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On 8/5/2019 at 4:42 PM, Springfield said:

Finally finished the wire last week.  Such a great, great show.

 

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King of Queens

 

#555-Logs

 

 

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44 minutes ago, Yohan said:

There is one more episode next week.

 

Good to know.  Watched episode 12 last night and thought that was the end of the season.

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Another thumbs-up for Derry Girls. Hilarious.

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8/18/19 - The Righteous Gemstones on HBO. 

 

I'm really looking forward to it. Danny McBride always nails it. 

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