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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 the head coach of the Washington Redskins, 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 8/14/2019 at 10:16 AM, StillUnknown said:

I liked Wu Assassins far more than i thought i might. It has its holes and the plot is pretty damn silly, but i enjoyed it anyway

 

Wouldnt mind hearing the soundtrack, the music in the show was great

The writing was garbage and the acting at times was too, I'm not even sure the story made any sense at all, but enjoyed the hell out of it.  I want more whatever this this is.  Urban Kung Fu fantasy?  No one ran across the tree tops, or water, though so I’m not sure.  Whatever it is.  More.  

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11 hours ago, max21 said:

Anyone started the new Mindhunter? Can’t wait to watch it when I get home from this work trip. Loved the first season. 

Doesn't miss a beat. *chef's kiss*

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Every so often, there comes a show that wasn't on your personal radar, but when you stumble upon it, you're glad you did. Like Ozark for example. :) So, while we're still waiting for the next season of that one, allow me to get you hooked on Pennyworth. 

 

 

 

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Anyone have thoughts about the old HBO show True Blood?  I have loved HBO several HBO shows, but I have not watched that one, even though the genre is one that I would typically like.

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It was definitely entertaining and pretty good to start out, but kind of fell off a lot the last season or two.  (True Blood)

 

 

 

3 hours ago, TK said:

Every so often, there comes a show that wasn't on your personal radar, but when you stumble upon it, you're glad you did. Like Ozark for example. :) So, while we're still waiting for the next season of that one, allow me to get you hooked on Pennyworth. 

Watched the first episode on prime and it's pretty good so far.  I like it better than Gotham which apparently the creators were involved with. (although Gotham did have some interesting characters and it was fun for a while, despite being dumb a lot of time)

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3 hours ago, Nerm said:

Anyone have thoughts about the old HBO show True Blood?  I have loved HBO several HBO shows, but I have not watched that one, even though the genre is one that I would typically like.

 

I agree with visionary.  I think the first 3 seasons or so were really good but after that...meh.  

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13 hours ago, TK said:

Every so often, there comes a show that wasn't on your personal radar, but when you stumble upon it, you're glad you did. Like Ozark for example. :) So, while we're still waiting for the next season of that one, allow me to get you hooked on Pennyworth. 

 

 

 

 

Well you just went ahead and totally hijacked my Sunday.

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2 hours ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

 

Well you just went ahead and totally hijacked my Sunday.

Nah. It’s 10 episodes & only the first 4 are out. 

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17 hours ago, Nerm said:

Anyone have thoughts about the old HBO show True Blood?  I have loved HBO several HBO shows, but I have not watched that one, even though the genre is one that I would typically like.

My wife told me it was kind of soap opera like. She recommended that I shouldn't watch it even though she enjoyed it. 

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3 episodes into the new season of Mindhunter and its a damn strong start. They may have something with this show

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4 hours ago, Cooked Crack said:
Hopefully it's a gritty anime He-Man no one asked for.

Is Dolph playing in it?  

 

 

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4 hours ago, Cooked Crack said:

 

Hopefully it's a gritty anime He-Man no one asked for.

 

When I was in college we used to play a drinking game to He-Man.  Every time they said "He-man" you had to take a drink.  Which wasn't bad until he changes from Prince Adam to He-man, and they say it about six times in 30 seconds.  :806:

 

Oh, and just because...

 

 

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Finished Wu Assassins this past weekend.  It kind of fizzled out towards the end IMO.  It was pretty damn anti-climatic and I was kind of like "thats it?" when it was over.  

 

They clearly set it up for a second season.

 

All in all though it was a fun show still and I enjoyed it.  And damn is most of the acting really bad lol.

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Trailer dropped.  Oh my God!!!  Insta goose bumps :o


  11 days.  

 

 

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Got about 20 minutes into the series premiere of The Fabulous Gemstones and turned it off. I love John Goodman, but the other two guys have the same tired schtick every show they're in and the whole thing was just too predictably over the top stupid, as much as I would love to see televangelists being made fun of.

I also watched the first episode of Our Boys, and it was well done. I may follow through on that one.

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Four episodes into The Boys. Its awesome. Karl Urban is one of the best and most underrated actors on Earth.

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3 hours ago, Riggo-toni said:

Got about 20 minutes into the series premiere of The Fabulous Gemstones and turned it off. I love John Goodman, but the other two guys have the same tired schtick every show they're in and the whole thing was just too predictably over the top stupid, as much as I would love to see televangelists being made fun of.

I also watched the first episode of Our Boys, and it was well done. I may follow through on that one.

To each their own, but I could watch Danny McBride do damn near anything.  I thought it setup to be pretty damn good.

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On August 20, 2019 at 6:10 PM, visionary said:
 

 

 

Off topic (my apologies) but I used to play D&D in the mid 80s.  This past week, I was asking my wife and 2 daughters if they wanted to play.  Apparently, D&D has had a resurgence since Stranger Things.  So, I downloaded the free "Basic Rules" from the website, to get a refresher on what I would need to do as a dungeon master to run the game.  After reading about 50 pages, I am thinking there is no way I could do it competently.  The basic rules were more complex than most of the textbooks that I read in graduate school.  So, I told my family that we shouldn't play.  

 

It is probably for the best though.  People said I was a dork for playing way back then.  I would hate to see my kids become social rejects for not just playing D&D, but playing it with their parents.  I suspect there is no defense for that among their pre teen peers.

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31 minutes ago, Nerm said:

 

Off topic (my apologies) but I used to play D&D in the mid 80s.  This past week, I was asking my wife and 2 daughters if they wanted to play.  Apparently, D&D has had a resurgence since Stranger Things.  So, I downloaded the free "Basic Rules" from the website, to get a refresher on what I would need to do as a dungeon master to run the game.  After reading about 50 pages, I am thinking there is no way I could do it competently.  The basic rules were more complex than most of the textbooks that I read in graduate school.  So, I told my family that we shouldn't play.  

 

It is probably for the best though.  People said I was a dork for playing way back then.  I would hate to see my kids become social rejects for not just playing D&D, but playing it with their parents.  I suspect there is no defense for that among their pre teen peers.

D&D (and roleplaying in general) is pretty popular these days with lots of live stream games on twitch and youtube, podcasts, conventions/massive live-shows, comic books and some animated shows in production and a lot of celebrities have been getting into it.  I notice it tends to draw a lot of voice actors from cartoons, anime, and video games, and some other actors in general because it lets them act out their own characters how they want or try out new voices or roles.  Not sure how it goes over with kids though (since I don't really talk to kids much, lol), but I see a lot of parents saying that their kids watch livestreams with them (of other people playing) (even if the content is fairly adult at times in my opinion) and there are a few children oriented d&d podcasts or shows out there too, though I haven't paid much attention to them.  

 

I haven't actually played D&D myself, though I did run a pathfinder (based on an earlier D&D version with perhaps more variety but maybe more complicated lol) campaign with my family for a bunch of sessions a year ago or so.  I notice that a lot of people when they run D&D with friends or with their kids tend to be a lot looser with the rules and focus on the role-playing story-telling and having fun.

 

 

 

 

 

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On 8/18/2019 at 6:40 PM, StillUnknown said:

3 episodes into the new season of Mindhunter and its a damn strong start. They may have something with this show

Just finished the last episode of season 2 last night.  Awesome show and love it but really thought this season was going to be about BTK.  They teased him all the time but never got stuck in.  Cant wait for season 3 !

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