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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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For those of you who are Walking Dead fans..... were you/are you zombie fans in general? I have heard so many people praise the show, but I hate zombie movies. I'm not scared of them at all, but the topic just does not interest me. Just wondering if the draw of the show has mostly to do with the zombie topic itself or something else.

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MissU, IMO, most of the zombie movies have been bad to really really bad. I find the same with many "horror" and almost all "slasher" movies over the decades, which are neither good nor scary to me. I like the zombie flicks that are generally acknowledged as the best of the genre--i.e. Romero's original Night of the Living Dead (68--b&w), Dawn of the Dead (04), Land of the Dead (05), 28 Days Later (02)/28 Weeks Later (07), and then Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland which add humor to the theme.

I think that WD (which has it critics--just read the show thread) is excellent overall and at the very top of its genre in any media, flaws and all. You can enjoy that show even if you've never liked the genre. But it is gory of course.

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For those of you who are Walking Dead fans..... were you/are you zombie fans in general?

I hate zombie movies, games etc. But I enjoy the show. It has a lot of faults and it does hit some lulls here and there, but overall it is pretty good. I think I enjoyed the first season the most.

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For those of you who are Walking Dead fans..... were you/are you zombie fans in general? I have heard so many people praise the show, but I hate zombie movies. I'm not scared of them at all, but the topic just does not interest me. Just wondering if the draw of the show has mostly to do with the zombie topic itself or something else.

The reason this show is so popular is because it's a very smart show.....great character development and story lines. You start to care about these people and their plight and where they are going.

My niece was hesitant about watching the show because of the gore and zombie's, etc. but now she and her fiance are hooked and can't stop watching. It draws in so many people that would never watch an old George Romero zombie flick.

Oh to answer your question....no I was never a big zombie fan.

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MissU, IMO, most of the zombie movies have been bad to really really bad. I find the same with many "horror" and almost all "slasher" movies over the decades, which are neither good nor scary to me. I like the zombie flicks that are generally acknowledged as the best of the genre--i.e. Romero's original Night of the Living Dead (68--b&w), Dawn of the Dead (04), Land of the Dead (05), 28 Days Later (02)/28 Weeks Later (07), and then Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland which add humor to the theme.

I think that WD (which has it critics--just read the show thread) is excellent overall and at the very top of its genre in any media, flaws and all. You can enjoy that show even if you've never liked the genre. But it is gory of course.

I HATED 28 Days Later, Dawn of the Dead, and Shaun of the Dead. Gory doesn't bother me. I may try and get into it this summer when I have some time off.

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I HATED 28 Days Later, Dawn of the Dead, and Shaun of the Dead. Gory doesn't bother me. I may try and get into it this summer when I have some time off.

Shaun of the Dead is absolutely hilarious. I literally quote lines from it every day..

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For those of you who are Walking Dead fans..... were you/are you zombie fans in general? I have heard so many people praise the show, but I hate zombie movies. I'm not scared of them at all, but the topic just does not interest me. Just wondering if the draw of the show has mostly to do with the zombie topic itself or something else.

I'm not a zombie fan either, but the show is more than just that. It's really about the characters and how they change in the post apocalyptic world. The zombies(which ironically the term is NEVER used in the show)are almost a sidestory once you get past the first season.

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Watching Banshee at the moment on Chinemax. Just watched an episode so far to check it out.

Pretty good so far, though there's a lot of sex and violence in it and it's pretty intense too.

Too soon to recomend it, but might be worth looking at for anyone with free Cinemax the next day or so.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2017109/

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I HATED 28 Days Later, Dawn of the Dead, and Shaun of the Dead. Gory doesn't bother me. I may try and get into it this summer when I have some time off.

28 Days Later? Really?

It was a zombie movie by a guy who doesn't do zombie movies. Danny Boyle is probably a top 3 director as of right now and you hated 28 Days Later? Man, that sucks. I'm not a zombie movie fan but that movie was a masterpiece.

---------- Post added March-31st-2013 at 02:33 AM ----------

To answer the question about TWD... It's really more about the people than it is the zombies. You can go a few episodes without even encountering one (it seems like).

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28 Days Later? Really?

It was a zombie movie by a guy who doesn't do zombie movies. Danny Boyle is probably a top 3 director as of right now and you hated 28 Days Later? Man, that sucks. I'm not a zombie movie fan but that movie was a masterpiece.

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Yeah I hated it. Maybe too depressing, I don't know. I just remember seeing it in college with my roommate and we both hated it.

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Watched the first two episodes of Bates Motel and I think its pretty cool. Which probably means it wont last more than one season.............God forbid a show on A&E be better than that **** they put on called Duck Dynasty. That show is horrible, too scripted. Wife and I watched it for 20 mins one night and thought it was awful. I guess all the non-southerners/non-rednecks really buy into it, cause I didn't see anything that would make me want to watch it again. I just don't understand all the hype around this show.

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The new show on the history channel "Vikings" I thought was really good. I would suggest it to anybody who likes the Game of thrones or Spartacus series

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The new show on the history channel "Vikings" I thought was really good. I would suggest it to anybody who likes the Game of thrones or Spartacus series

Yes, this is turning out to be really good. One has to keep in mind though that the violence level is nowhere near the level of Spartacus, because its not on a pay channel. But none the less, I've enjoyed all the episodes and history behind the show.

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Everyone should have Hannibal on their radars. It starts on ABC this week. Not a big fan of shows on fox, nbc, or abc, but the reviews of the pilot are really good.

It's actually on NBC, so it'll probably get cancelled even if it's good. It does have Laurence Fishburne and the guy who played the villain in Casino Royale though, two really good actors, but NBC shows always fail.

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Yeah, having watched the four episodes to date over the weekend, I'm on board with the Vikings. :)

Story-telling-wise, I actually kinda like the absence of so many sex scenes (GOT/TB) or overdone blood-effects (Spartacus).

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Prison Break, Lost, and 24!

Prison Break's first two seasons were excellent. I would reccomend stopping after the end of season 2 and just pretend the show ends there.

24 was awesome, although it wasn't nearly as good towards the end as it was in the beginning. But that's true for most shows.

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24 was awesome, although it wasn't nearly as good towards the end as it was in the beginning. But that's true for most shows.

One exception to that rule is Breaking Bad. That show just keeps getting better and better.

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To all fans of Archer:

Go watch Frisky Dingo immediately. One of the two writers of FD went on to write Archer after the production company went under.

It is without a doubt the best animated show I've ever had the pleasure to watch, and much of the dialogue style carried over into Archer, so chances are you will love it. Many of the characters are similar as well....and plenty of Tarentino references...

http://video.adultswim.com/frisky-dingo/this-is-for-cody.html

Killface, Wendell, Xander Crews, Stan, Grace Ryan/Antagone, The Dread Lobster, Mr Ford....so many great characters. It's the kind of show I wish I'd never seen just so I could watch it for the first time. I'm pretty sure this show even invented the phrase "Boosh". Looked it up on wikipedia...

"Boosh!", a catch phrase used by many characters on the American animated TV program Frisky Dingo.

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Thank you.

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I agree, Vikings definitely does do a good job of showing how unnecessary a lot of the over the top sex and blood can be when a show is well done. I think that, so far, it is just as good as those shows, and could easily turn out to be better.

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I agree, Vikings definitely does do a good job of showing how unnecessary a lot of the over the top sex and blood can be when a show is well done. I think that, so far, it is just as good as those shows, and could easily turn out to be better.

I actually like the over the top sex and blood...

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