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

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1 hour ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

I'm going to laugh if Kawhi signs with the Lakers and he, LeBron, and Davis all spend next season injured.

I'm with Kosh, you better then that.

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I'm with Jay Williams, if Kawhi signs with the Lakers that's a weak ass move.  It's one thing to bail on a loser franchise for a chance to win, it's another to jump off a championship parade and try to form a super team. 

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4 hours ago, Destino said:

I'm with Jay Williams, if Kawhi signs with the Lakers that's a weak ass move.  It's one thing to bail on a loser franchise for a chance to win, it's another to jump off a championship parade and try to form a super team. 

 

Weak move, but he already proved that he can be the man.  Now it's just about piling on and getting more rings.  Dude just cares about winning, I don't think he really cares about how he goes about doing it.

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Power of a brand. 

 

Only the Lakers biblically sacked city smoldering dumpster fire of a franchise could turn on a dime and do this.

 

Respect. I dont really see it as weak but its strange.  

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46 minutes ago, Mr. Sinister said:

Power of a brand. 

 

Only the Lakers biblically sacked city smoldering dumpster fire of a franchise could turn on a dime and do this.

 

Respect. I dont really see it as weak but its strange.  

Brand sure, but I think it's the Lebron brand more than the Laker brand at work here.  Talent has a gravity all it's own.  You saw it in Golden State when Durant left OKC.  You might see it now that AD and Lebron have joined forces.  All reports said Kawhi wanted to be a Clipper, but now doing so might leave him on the lesser LA team next season. 

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13 minutes ago, TryTheBeal! said:

Teaming up to go to the Knicks feels like a terrible mistake...which is why it must happen.

 

Two players with doomsday clock legs

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This is why all the game jokes about how nobody wants to play for the lakers and it being a dumpster fire etc have always been ridiculous. This is why FA are always linked to them. 

 

Theyre the lakers. No matter how down they might be, they’ll always attract premier players and it only takes 1 to turn around the perception of a recent down era. 

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All it takes is LeBron.  But LeBron could recruit a super team in Winnipeg, if they had an NBA team.  He and Rich Paul are the most powerful people in the sport.  Don't kid yourself, the Lakers are along for the ride with this, they're not the ones driving.

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Just watching Stephen A ramble about basketball is worth watching First Take 🤣

 

That and his anti-Cowboy rants. "Ain't nobody scared of you!" - him to Michael Irvin 

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13 minutes ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

All it takes is LeBron.  But LeBron could recruit a super team in Winnipeg, if they had an NBA team.  He and Rich Paul are the most powerful people in the sport.  Don't kid yourself, the Lakers are along for the ride with this, they're not the ones driving.

 

My point was even at the height of everybody’s jokes and lakers bashing, they still landed Lebron. They were still valuable to him and then the rest fell into place 

 

I don’t think Kawhi is going there but they’re still in the mix and always will be. And after Lebron it’ll be Davis and after Davis it’ll be someone else 

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Stephen A is arguably the GOAT Hot Taker, and he's in the midst of his prime.  We should appreciate his run while it's happening, because it might be a while before we get someone else like it.

 

And it might be over sooner than we think.  The other day I was listening to his show and I got the feeling he is thinking about retiring.  He was talking about walking away to illustrate a point, but it felt like there was some truth there.  You have to wonder just how long a man can keep up the energy for his takes day in and day out.  I'm not just talking about showing up for playoff time or during a Lakers meltdown when everyone's going hard.  I'm talking about bringing the fire on a random Tuesday afternoon in the middle of February like an MVP.

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18 minutes ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

Stephen A is arguably the GOAT Hot Taker, and he's in the midst of his prime.  We should appreciate his run while it's happening, because it might be a while before we get someone else like it.

 

And it might be over sooner than we think.  The other day I was listening to his show and I got the feeling he is thinking about retiring.  He was talking about walking away to illustrate a point, but it felt like there was some truth there.  You have to wonder just how long a man can keep up the energy for his takes day in and day out.  I'm not just talking about showing up for playoff time or during a Lakers meltdown when everyone's going hard.  I'm talking about bringing the fire on a random Tuesday afternoon in the middle of February like an MVP.

 

didn't he just reup with ESPN for somethin like 10mil a year?

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5 minutes ago, StillUnknown said:

 

didn't he just reup with ESPN for somethin like 10mil a year?

 

😯.  Unrelated question, how does one get into the professional Hot Take business?

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Even though Stephen A's hairline tells a story like those geological rings on igneous rock, I doubt he's going anywhere.

 

He's like Gollum and the mic is his ring

 

 

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