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      ES Coverage Cowboys vs Redskins 2019
       
      9/15/19
       
      Do I look like I'm playing? I'm not playing. This is the Washington Redskins versus the Dallas Cowboys. If you are a fan of this game, and this one does not get you excited you might want to check your pulse.
       
      Hello my friends it is I, JimmiJo, back for another year of this wonderful thing we call Redskins Football. This makes season 14 for me. I am joined by The Spaceman Spiff who will hereafter be known as "The Spaceman Spiff." 
       
      Where's that dude that gets the big tattoos on his back? There's his next one.
       
      So how important is this game? I don't know. What is the different between 1-1 and 0-2? The difference between batting .500 and zippy?
       
      Throw in that this is their 2nd division game to start the year AND a home game and you have a critical match.
       
      And once again they contend with critical injuries to start the year. Last year it was  their rookie star running back. This year its their 2nd year star...well you get the rest.  Darrius Guice is gone and not coming back this year. I think this really hurts him moving forward. Not sure who will build a scheme around him given his first two seasons.
       
      So it is down to the veteran Adrian Peterson. I have no worries of ring rust for hum. None whatsoever. He knows what to do.
       
      Anyway, almost time. Please share your thoughts.
       
      Stand by...
       
      Inactives
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 12 QB Colt McCoy
      o   No. 23 CB Quinton Dunbar
      o   No. 31 Fabian Moreau
      o   No. 64 C Ross Pierschbacher
      o   No. 67 G Wes Martin
      o   No. 86 TE Jordan Reed
      o   No. 93 DT Jonathan Allen
       
      The Cowboys declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 10 WR Tavon Austin
      o   No. 37 S Donovan Wilson
      o   No. 57 LB Luke Gifford
      o   No. 61 C Adam Redmond
      o   No. 69 G Brandon Knight
      o   No. 79 DT Trysten Hill
      o   No. 97 DE Taco Charlton
       
      Follow along in-game at Twitter @Skinscast 
       
      JimmiJo
       
      Head coach Jay Gruden said it is not time to press the panic button when asked if staff changes could occur on the defensive coaching staff. It may not be for him, but he might want to pay attention to the sounds coming from the owners suite at Redskins Park.
       
      For example the sound of shouting and heavy objects striking walls could portend an early offseason for someone.
       
      The Washington Redskins are now 0-2 to start the season. They are 0-2 in the division.
       
      If that is not panic-inducing, they face a Chicago Bears football team (themselves in need of a solid win) on Monday Night Football next. A series they do not typically do well on.
       
      In both games to open the campaign the winning teams had the game well in hand at the start of the fourth quarter, despite Washington taking leads in each of the games.
       
      Against Dallas, the team began well again; taking a 7-0 lead into the second quarter. This was not quite the 17-0 start they had in Philadelphia. Nor did it take until halftime for the Cowboys to adjust.
       
      It happened on Dallas’ fourth drive. Starting at their own 3-yard line at 9:44 in the 2nd period, the Cowboys employed a combination of runs up the middle and quick outs in the flats and sideline to advance the ball 97-yards in 7 plays and tie the game.
       
      Following a three-and-out by Washington, Dallas went 74-yards on 11-plays to take the 14-7 lead at halftime.
       
      The 3rd Quarter began with the Cowboys receiving the ball at their own 25. Nine plays  and 75-yards later they were leading 21-7.
       
      The Redskins made it interesting with their own 11-play, 70-yard drive to cut he lead to 7.
       
      But Dallas responded with a field goal. And would add another touchdown in the fourth quarter to extend the lead to 17.
       
      Washington’s consolation score with just under 3-minutes remaining allowed rookie Terry McLaurin to add a touchdown to his debut season.
       
      The Redskins have developed a reputation for not responding well to adjustments. They had little answer for the adjustments Dallas made to their offense. Ditto the game in Philadelphia.
       
      In both, Washington had a lead to protect and could not.
       
      Coming into the season the defense was expected to the be the strength of the team. Yet in two games they have surrendered 910 yards (445 per game) and 63 points. Not exactly setting the world on fire.
       
      Statistically the Redskins defense are near the bottom in points allowed and yards surrendered.
       
      The coach wants to blame injuries. Not only the their excellent young nose tackle in Jonathan Allen, but also to the secondary which has already gone significant realignment to accommodate injuries to Quinton Dunbar and Fabian Moreau.
       
      Still, with the specter of a season going off the rails after only two games, the fans want someone to blame.
       
      Wont be the quarterback. Case Keenum has completed 68.2 percent of his passes. He has thrown 3 touchdowns against no interceptions.
      Ditto other skill positions. Adrian Peterson did not his best outing but the team abandoned the run early. The receivers are doling their own, with guys like McLaurin shining.
       
      And as bad as the collapse was last week and the home loss this, it feels too early to call for the head coach.
       
      That leaves those in charge of the defense. Specifically, Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky.
       
      Fan ire seems more and more to be falling on Manusky, if sentiment on twitter and sports radio means anything.
       
      But they don’t decide who stays and who leaves. That is the job of the head coach who so far, is backing his guy.
       
      But there is a higher authority at Redskins Park. Legend has it owner Daniel Snyder once put a gallon of vanilla ice cream outside a Redskins defensive coordinator’s door following a poor performance by the defense.  
       
      Given the start to this season, Manusky could be hearing the ice cream truck in his sleep. And that would be better than what many of the fans are wishing for him.
       
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***2019-2020 NBA Offseason Thread***

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9 minutes ago, Fergasun said:

I live in the greater LA area and they seriously are talking about signing Dwight Howard? Is it me or did he just sit out the Wizards season?

Actually he averaged 12/9?? Why didn't he play more?

 

he broke his butt bone and then got caught up in a trans scandal :ols:

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Team USA took a L last night to Australia. Paddy Mills went crazy in the 4th quarter. The atmosphere in the arena was amazing

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I think what people don't understand is that you can be labeled an owner without suggesting you own people or players. Sas as usual is correct.

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https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/27485035/kobe-nothin-love-shaq-drama

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The duo that won three consecutive championships together were trending after a quote that Bryant made during an appearance at the PHP Agency convention in Las Vegas surfaced this week. On July 29, Bryant said he could have had "f---ing 12 rings" and that O'Neal would be "the greatest" had he spent more time in the gym.

"He'd be the greatest of all time, for sure," Bryant said. "He'd be the first to tell you that. This guy was a force like I have never seen. It was crazy. A guy at that size, generally guys at that size are a little timid and they don't want to be tall, they don't want to be big.

 

I don't disagree with Kobe.  I mean, maybe not 12, but more than he had.  

 

 

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There's a movie about Shaq and Kobe meeting in LA several years after. It's played on nbatv but you can find it on YouTube. 

 

Like the Lakers or not it's a pretty good movie. It's just the two of them reminiscing. Kobe tells Shaq that he was disappointed in his work ethic. 

 

It's great to see them reunite and talk about the Glory days. I'd highly recommend it. One of the Best parts of the movie is when Shaq and Kobe mooned the Kings crowd as they left Arco after game 7. Kobe also says that seeing Shaq win rings in Miami motivated him to get his in LA. 

 

I remember growing up that was a huge thing, The Kobe Shaq relationship,so seeing them mend fences and talk honestly like two long lost brothers was great.

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Shaq is buddha.  He lives a next level existence that Kobe, with all of his worldly hunger, will never understand.  Phil Jackson will toil his entire life to achieve Shaq's zen.

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Just when you thought (I didnt, but bear with me) Boogie had finally cured himself of the crazies....

 

Phew. Looks like theres now audio of him threatening to shoot his gf, according to tmz. Enjoy retirement.

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1 hour ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

Shaq is buddha.  He lives a next level existence that Kobe, with all of his worldly hunger, will never understand.  Phil Jackson will toil his entire life to achieve Shaq's zen.

 

Those General Insurance commercials must be a whole lot deeper than I’m seeing.

 

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3 minutes ago, TryTheBeal! said:

 

Those General Insurance commercials must be a whole lot deeper than I’m seeing.

 

 

They're koans about the state of entropy and flux in the universe, and how that fundamental uncertainty trickles down to our worldly, quotidian struggles.  We must ask ourselves, how can surety exist in such a natural state of chaos?

 

How can a thing be both icy and hot?  Shaq is showing us that, through the application of Hegelian dialectics, we can intuit that surety and chaos are the same.  There is no longer a point where one ends and the other begins.

 

We can glean much of Shaq's coy wisdom from careful study of his teachings.  But to truly follow him down his path to enlightenment, we must walk in his size 22s.

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8 minutes ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

 

They're koans about the state of entropy and flux in the universe, and how that fundamental uncertainty trickles down to our worldly, quotidian struggles.  We must ask ourselves, how can surety exist in such a natural state of chaos?

 

How can a thing be both icy and hot?  Shaq is showing us that, through the application of Hegelian dialectics, we can intuit that surety and chaos are the same.  There is no longer a point where one ends and the other begins.

 

We can glean much of Shaq's coy wisdom from careful study of his teachings.  But to truly follow him down his path to enlightenment, we must walk in his size 22s.

 

What the **** do you do for a living?  Honestly.

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16 minutes ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

What the **** do you do for a living?  Honestly.

 

I'm a painter and do some basic contracting work too.  I've thought about stopping and trying to teach middle or high school instead, but starting over is hard and I make decent money painting and my body doesn't really hurt that bad yet.  I've done a lot of random jobs though.  Everything from writing grant bids for a non profit to landscaping to catering to door to door sales.  Such is the life of a person who graduated from college in the spring of 2008 with a lot of debt, no connections, and an unmarketable degree.

 

Being a spiritual guru is just a hobby for me.

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Just now, stevemcqueen1 said:

 

I'm a painter and do some basic contracting work too.  I've thought about stopping and trying to teach middle or high school instead, but starting over is hard and I make decent money painting and my body doesn't really hurt that bad yet.  I've done a lot of random jobs though.  Everything from writing grant bids for a non profit to landscaping to catering to door to door sales.  Such is the life of a person who graduated from college in the spring of 2008 with a lot of debt, no connections, and an unmarketable degree.

 

Being a spiritual guru is just a hobby for me.

 

I thought you were, like, 60. 

 

Jokes aside, Shaq is Buddha.  I got the analogy and I agree.  

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4 minutes ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

 

I'm a painter and do some basic contracting work too.  I've thought about stopping and trying to teach middle or high school instead, but starting over is hard and I make decent money painting and my body doesn't really hurt that bad yet.  I've done a lot of random jobs though.  Everything from writing grant bids for a non profit to landscaping to catering to door to door sales.  Such is the life of a person who graduated from college in the spring of 2008 with a lot of debt, no connections, and an unmarketable degree.

 

Being a spiritual guru is just a hobby for me.

 

Damn we got a lot in common

 

My spiritual brother, respect to you sir

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48 minutes ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

 

They're koans about the state of entropy and flux in the universe, and how that fundamental uncertainty trickles down to our worldly, quotidian struggles.  We must ask ourselves, how can surety exist in such a natural state of chaos?

 

How can a thing be both icy and hot?  Shaq is showing us that, through the application of Hegelian dialectics, we can intuit that surety and chaos are the same.  There is no longer a point where one ends and the other begins.

 

We can glean much of Shaq's coy wisdom from careful study of his teachings.  But to truly follow him down his path to enlightenment, we must walk in his size 22s.

 

As usual, Steve is right.

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2 minutes ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

 

I thought you were, like, 60. 

 

Jokes aside, Shaq is Buddha.  I got the analogy and I agree.  

 

You're not the first person who has thought that.  Mr Sinister thinks that I'm a vampire who was turned in the colonial days.  I swear, make one loyal toast to good King George in a bit of pot valiant chirk and you'll never hear the end of it.

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3 minutes ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

 

You're not the first person who has thought that.  Mr Sinister thinks that I'm a vampire who was turned in the colonial days.  I swear, make one loyal toast to good King George in a bit of pot valiant chirk and you'll never hear the end of it.

 

That's a creative mind right there.  Ain't that right @Mr. Sinister

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3 minutes ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

 

You're not the first person who has thought that.  Mr Sinister thinks that I'm a vampire who was turned in the colonial days.  I swear, make one loyal toast to good King George in a bit of pot valiant chirk and you'll never hear the end of it.

 

I mean you have not proven him wrong

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17 minutes ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

 

 Such is the life of a person who graduated from college in the spring of 2008 with a lot of debt, no connections, and an unmarketable degree.

 

Being a spiritual guru is just a hobby for me.

WTF we're the same age? I thought you'd be like in your 50s LOL.

 

And its more like such is the life of someone who didn't study a proper major. :P

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