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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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Can we talk about how lame the Raptors name is? I thought the reason they were the Raptors is because they found some prehistoric dinosaur bones around Toronto....it turns out, it's actually because the Jurassic Park movie was popular at the time

 

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Initial sentiment was in favour of reviving the Huskies nickname, but team management realized it would be nearly impossible to design a logo that did not substantially resemble that of the Minnesota Timberwolves.[14] As a result, a nationwide contest was held to help name the team and develop their colours and logo. Over 2,000 entries were narrowed down to eleven prospects: Beavers, Bobcats, Dragons, Grizzlies, Hogs, Raptors, Scorpions, T-Rex, Tarantulas, Terriers and Towers (the eventual runner-up).[1] The final selection—Toronto Raptors—was unveiled on Canadian national television on May 15, 1994:[1] the choice was influenced by the popularity of the 1993 film adaption of the 1990 science fiction novel Jurassic Park

 

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8 minutes ago, Barry.Randolphe said:

Can we talk about how lame the Raptors name is? I thought the reason they were the Raptors is because they found some prehistoric dinosaur bones around Toronto....it turns out, it's actually because the Jurassic Park movie was popular at the time

Also the movie apparently got the raptors wrong, if the internet can be believed, they were actually the size of large turkeys and feathered.  Vicious bitey turkey monsters.  

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3 minutes ago, Barry.Randolphe said:

Will Ferrell pic

 

Did I sssstutter?

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4 minutes ago, Destino said:

Also the movie apparently got the raptors wrong, if the internet can be believed, they were actually the size of large turkeys and feathered.  Vicious bitey turkey monsters.  

 

That movie got every goddamn thing wrong. But kinda like Chinese takeout, we accept it anyway even though deep down we know better

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4 minutes ago, Mr. Sinister said:

 

That movie got every goddamn thing wrong. But kinda like Chinese takeout, we accept it anyway even though deep down we know better

I’ve had the real thing (Chinese food, not dinosaurs).  I’ve had real Mexican too.  TexMex and US “Chinese” food is greatness, that should be lifted up and celebrated.  

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7 minutes ago, Destino said:

I’ve had the real thing (Chinese food, not dinosaurs).  I’ve had real Mexican too.  TexMex and US “Chinese” food is greatness, that should be lifted up and celebrated.  

 

Hey I live in the sticks where gigantic Kevin Durant wingspan vultures fly around with a sadistic gleam in their eyes and (at least) 3 ft tall wild turkeys stalk you from the woods (no joke). 

 

Certainly not population killing dino's, but its real. Gotta count for something.

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Feels like the already high  cost to get KD just went up with next Warriors in the state they're gonna be in.

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It sucks for Klay and KD, but both of those guys were pushing their bodies past the limit and even though these guys are super human at basketball, we forget that they are still human physically.  No doubt in my mind them not being 100% and their condition is a huge reason they suffered these major injuries.  But the fact they laid it all out on the line when their backs were against the wall shows how much they wanted it.

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GS tanks next season with KD and Thompson out, get the first pick in the draft, then win NBA championship in 2021

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6 hours ago, StillUnknown said:

 

Are they even making the playoffs next season?

 

Hard to say yes. Gotta see what happens with Boogie's recovery, then see what kind of offense they can run with him, Steph and Draymond.

 

Steph better be careful getting his breakfast this morning. They have been struck down by something fierce.

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I'd suspect both Iggy and Livingston retire (that frees up $24 mil next year). That could be used to pay Cousins but I'd suspect they'll look other places too. Klay and Kevon Looney is a must sign though. So is Quinn Cook for depth.

 

But they'll have a lot roster spots available for fa's and re-signings. Good thing they got an ownership that doesn't have a problem spending.

 

https://www.basketball-reference.com/contracts/GSW.html

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Wild prediction - Steph and Draymond lead the GSW to a 6th seed in the West next year, Klay and KD are back in time for another run.  I'm not saying they win it all but I think they at least make the WCF Finals.

 

All of this assumes they can re-sign everyone.

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1 minute ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

Wild prediction - Steph and Draymond lead the GSW to a 6th seed in the West next year, Klay and KD are back in time for another run.  I'm not saying they win it all but I think they at least make the WCF Finals

 

Maybe Klay, but I don't think there's any way in sam hell we see KD in '19-'20

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