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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 
       

       
       
       
       
       
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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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