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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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***2019-2020 NBA Season Thread***

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3 minutes ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

 

The injuries to KD and KT may have extended their window actually if it forces them to stay or hurts their FA market 

They gonna have to offer two players on the wrong side of 30 with potential long term injuries max deals. And they have too or else they won’t ever attract a star free agent again.

 

they are finished

1 minute ago, Mr. Sinister said:

 

Defensively they got worked. Raps were the only ones to do it consistently but they had trouble all postseason.

 

Back to the drawing board

 

The defensive drop off and lack of shooting. Lack of shooting been a problem for them last two seasons but Durant’s injury illuminated it.

 

That team has a lot of heart tho.

 

6 minutes ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

 

“Ruined basketball by guaranteeing a title for the next 5 years”

“There is no point in watching the nba.”

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7 minutes ago, Hersh said:

I have to say for all Curry’s greatness, never hitting a game winning shot in the playoffs under 20 seconds is a big hole on the resume 

 

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14 minutes ago, Renegade7 said:

 

"****, I don't know how to celebrate."

 

I hope no one asks him if he's coming back, just so he doesnt break into so.e cryptic, creepy response like "The answer lies in Orion's Belt 👽"

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24 minutes ago, spjunkies said:

Sooo do the champs have to visit Queen Elizabeth or something? 🤨

They have to hunt down a polar bear and eat its heart, then apologize to it, for Canada to recognize them as champions.  

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1 minute ago, Mr. Sinister said:

 

I hope no one asks him if he's coming back, just so he doesnt break into so.e cryptic, creepy response like "The answer lies in Orion's Belt 👽"

 

I hope you get famous someday and I hope someone interviews you just so you can give some weird ass cryptic sci-fi response.  I'd love to see it. :ols:

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1 minute ago, Mr. Sinister said:

 

I hope no one asks him if he's coming back, just so he doesnt break into so.e cryptic, creepy response like "The answer lies in Orion's Belt 👽"

 

I think Kyrie is more likely to say some **** like that

 

Kawhi would probably be like "whats tomorrow?"

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One of the better post-seasons I can remember... I knew the randomness of not having LeBron would cause some good moments.

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Adding Marc Gasol was a huge acquisition for the Raptors.  No way they win a title without making that move.

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2 minutes ago, CrypticVillain said:

One of the better post-seasons I can remember... I knew the randomness of not having LeBron would cause some good moments.

 

Would’ve been great to have a game 7. Definitely would’ve been one too which is the most disappointing 

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Just now, CrypticVillain said:

One of the better post-seasons I can remember... I knew the randomness of not having LeBron would cause some good moments.

And the ratings were down!  Fraudulent basketball fans that don’t even know what they missed.  

 

So so many great moments.  The rise of Jokic.  Lillard smacking down Westbrook.  Embiid vs Kawhi.  Giannis running into a literal and figurative wall.  The Celtics crapping their pants.  Great post season.

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2 minutes ago, StillUnknown said:

somebody might want to check on DeRozan, keep his spirits up in times like this

 

Casey too. Man won coach of the year and then they saw LeBron and took a dive

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6 minutes ago, Mr. Sinister said:

 

I hope no one asks him if he's coming back, just so he doesnt break into so.e cryptic, creepy response like "The answer lies in Orion's Belt 👽"

 

Toronto will probably accept this trade of a championship for the one-year rental, but I'm cringing when they start seriously asking him that.  He can do what he wants to do now, like return to his pod and meditate over it.

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Already tired of hearing about "The first nba championship outside of the United States!"  You can spend US currency there.  Yeah, technically it's not the United States but let's stop pretending it's New Guinea.  

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It is kinda silly to say this is the end of GS. Maybe more like Spurs where they contend one year and get knocked earlier one year. 

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25 minutes ago, spjunkies said:

Sooo do the champs have to visit Queen Elizabeth or something? 🤨

 

You know.... This is a good question. The NBA is such ani international league now....  And im pretty sure the chip namesake is Canadian

 

 

I'd lol if they went to see Trudeau instead, and the O'Brien trophy never returned to US soil

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7 minutes ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

Already tired of hearing about "The first nba championship outside of the United States!"  You can spend US currency there.  Yeah, technically it's not the United States but let's stop pretending it's New Guinea.  

Theyre just getting us used to the idea before they announce the Memphis Grizzlies are moving to London.

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3 minutes ago, Dr. Do Itch Big said:

Curry needs to work on his 1 on 1 game. 

 

or his 1 on 2 or 3 game

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1 minute ago, Destino said:

Theyre just getting us used to the idea before they announce the Memphis Grizzlies are moving to London.

 

They need to move to a black hole.Feels like theyve hired a new HC for like the 6th consecutive season. Theyre a joke

 

Good god, is Stephen A being guarded by the Expendables???

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5 minutes ago, Mr. Sinister said:

 

You know.... This is a good question. The NBA is such ani international league now....  And im pretty sure the chip namesake is Canadian

 

 

I'd lol if they went to see Trudeau instead, and the O'Brien trophy never returned to US soil

 

Had to look into it, I don't know what the 93 Montreal Canadians did, but the 92 Toronto Blue Jays got invited to the White House by Bush 1.

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