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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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Lakers goofed...could have outright signed him next season.  However, the damage was done last year with Lebron pretty much orchestrating a lot of trade rumors/scenarios regarding many of his young teammates.  There are a few really plugged in guys who are saying that Ingram absolutely HATED the Lakers.  Watch him ball out next year.  Pels are going to have a very fun team to watch. 

 

Oh, and going back to LA...who exactly are they going to fill the rest of their roster out with?  They seem to think that ONLY a big-3 is needed.  Newsflash, Toronto's depth was a huge reason why they won.  Lakers aren't doing squat filling their bench out with trash. 

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2 minutes ago, RonArtest15 said:

Lakers goofed...could have outright signed him next season. 

 

they probably had flashbacks of Paul George

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41 minutes ago, Dr. Do Itch Big said:

You’re the worst ix

 

Well, I know nothing about NBA basketball, but I do know that SAS is never wrong when he makes a prediction with confidence.  

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Lebron is getting a chance to finish with more rings than Curry, and that window is closing fast because he's 34.  Next season is going to be his best chance.  Warriors will be weak, Houston is old, and the rest of the West isn't very good (a situation that could change).  Nuggets or Blazers aren't scary. 

 

A lot rides on where Kawhi goes.  If he signs with the Lakers, it's over.     

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8 minutes ago, Destino said:

Lebron is getting a chance to finish with more rings than Curry, and that window is closing fast because he's 34.  Next season is going to be his best chance.  Warriors will be weak, Houston is old, and the rest of the West isn't very good (a situation that could change).  Nuggets or Blazers aren't scary. 

 

A lot rides on where Kawhi goes.  If he signs with the Lakers, it's over.     

 

He'll be 35 two months into the new season.  17 years in the league.  That's a lot of wear/tear.  Obviously this is win-now for him, so he couldn't care less about the future of the Lakers, but I don't see this really working out for their team.  They'll have a legit big-3 plus Kuz, but the rest of the team is going to be a bunch of journeymen.  Get your popcorn ready...

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12 minutes ago, Destino said:

 

A lot rides on where Kawhi goes.  If he signs with the Lakers, it's over.     

 

God, that would jus be one of the worst things imaginable.

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It'll be a while before Lakers have that kind of ammo for another trade.  Can see them turning into a mercenary team with a bunch of ring chasers because they won't be able to draft their depth.

 

I'm sure some analyst for the mothership is going bring up Kobe coming back to start some ****, there's no way I can see Kobe and LeBron's egos co-existing together.

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25 minutes ago, Cooked Crack said:

 

Pelicans gonna be eating.

 

Pel's summer league is gonna be big time entertainment.

 

Assuming they also find a way to get Barrett, they have the potential to be top notch defensively.

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Pelicans got a good deal for an unhappy superstar that basically named two teams he wanted and limited their trade options. Lakers also had to make a move. It works for both teams. Lebron doesn’t have to carry the load with AD and a potential 3rd star coming so it extends his life a bit. He can take his foot off the gas a bit during the season. 

 

New Orleans is going to be a lot of fun. I can’t wait to see Zion develop with this group. 

 

And it really doesn’t get said enough but **** lavar ball. 

 

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Also, respect for Lonzo for rocking that facial hair. That’s exactly how my “beard” looks. Can’t grow anything around the mouth so end up with these weird looking chops. Which is why I don’t have a beard. I guess growing up with lavar for a dad you learn to have no shame at an early age 

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Lakers gave up absolutely way too much for Davis. They will get the 4th seed in the west next year and lose in the conference semifinals. Book it.

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Talk of New Orleans trading the #4 for vet makes no sense.  They should go all in with the youth.

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On 6/14/2019 at 10:21 AM, TryTheBeal! said:

 

Truth.  I occasionally get a pack of em crossing through my yard.

 

DO NOT ENGAGE!!

 

Oakland was just another piece of drywall...

 

Hey!  Where’s @daveakl at?!?

Got in a fight with a security guard then stayed an extra night in Vegas. Just living the title life baby!

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32 minutes ago, daveakl said:

Got in a fight with a security guard then stayed an extra night in Vegas. Just living the title life baby!

Soooooo, any move to DC in your near future?  Blink once for yes, twice for I have to think some more before saying yes.

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13 hours ago, StillUnknown said:

 

will he even be cleared to play?

I don't believe it is as serious as Chris Bosh.

12 hours ago, RonArtest15 said:

Lakers goofed...could have outright signed him next season. 

I get that, but LeBron is aging and who knows how much time he has left as an elite player.

12 hours ago, Destino said:

A lot rides on where Kawhi goes.  If he signs with the Lakers, it's over.     

that is 100% not going to happen.

 

Lakers do not have the cap room and I don't think Kawhi wants to play with LeBron.

 

Its either Clippers or Raptors.

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I don't think Kawhi has any intention of staying in Toronto.  It'll probably be the Clippers.  But I think one of the New York teams could be a dark horse.

 

The Clippers have the best roster and coach.  They make the most sense for him.  He could lead them to a high seed and a Finals appearance next season if he stays healthy and keeps playing at a dominant level.

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These are my thoughts on the Lakers trade:

 

- The FO is incompetent, and even though they gave up an unbelievably huge haul of draft capital for Davis, they've demonstrated an inabilty to build through the draft.  This is a structural issue with the franchise that they're papering over with superstar talent.  And it might work.  But bottom line, Davis is worth more to them than he is to other teams, and worth more to them than the draft picks.

 

- Dell Demps did David Griffin a massive favor by turning down the Lakers before the deadline.  This is a much better offer because of the inclusion of all of the future picks plus the 4th overall pick.  This situation is an argument for not being held hostage by the trade deadline when your guy has another year on his deal.

 

- Anthony Davis is the perfect second superstar to pair with an aging LeBron from a pure basketball standpoint.  He's an off ball volume scorer, elite defensive player, and elite post presence.  In the context of this kind of team build, Davis is an unbelievably great weapon.

 

- That said, Davis's individual impact is overrated.  One of the reasons why New Orleans never won as much as they should have despite having a top eight-ish player is because dominant off ball players don't make their teammates better to the point that they can hide widespread roster deficiencies.  They have got to have someone really good running point.

 

- The Lakers have one of the most impactful on-ball players in the history of the sport and they're going to be able to get the most out of Davis.  We're going to get to see him playing at his peak level of ability, and this should be interesting.  And we're finally going to get to see him win some stuff, including maybe an MVP.  Make no mistake, this pairing is a super team foundation.  All they need is for LeBron and Davis to be healthy.

 

- BUT, this is not going to be a long term thing like the Warriors were/still might be.  LeBron is definitely aging, and last season he showed his first major signs of decline.  He'll still be able to turn it on for the postseason I bet.  But his days of dragging sketchy teams to 50 wins are over.  He's got like two seasons of championship runs with Davis before we all start whining about how the Lakers need to get Davis more help.

 

- Getting to my final point--after LeBron winds down, if the Lakers don't find another dominant on-ball player, they will fall into the lottery.  Davis does not lead you to water on his own.  And thus when you combine the new lottery system which strengthened the value of mid and late lottery picks substantially, all of those early 2020's pick swaps and unprotected picks New Orleans extracted from the Lakers are going to be really tasty.

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If the Lakers get Walker or Irving and the Clippers land Leonard...man the West will be entertaining next year.

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1 hour ago, Warhead36 said:

If the Lakers get Walker or Irving and the Clippers land Leonard...man the West will be entertaining next year.

 

Imagine if KD and Klay stay in GS then after next season they are healthy and you have those 3 juggernaut teams going at it 

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3 hours ago, skinfan2k said:

Warriors will not make the playoffs next year. 

Warriors pull a Spurs. Curry gets hurt, go to lottery, get #1 pick, dynasty part 2. 

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30 minutes ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

 

Imagine if KD and Klay stay in GS then after next season they are healthy and you have those 3 juggernaut teams going at it 

Would the Clippers adding Kawhi make them a contender?  They’d need a second guy that can get his own shot.

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