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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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15 minutes ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

 

ūüėĮ.¬† Unrelated question, how does one get into the professional Hot Take business?

 

I imagine most start on radio and develop a following there

 

my man still running from Bobby Portis

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1 hour ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

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. 

 

The Lakers are such a unique franchise.  It is amazing to think about how successful they have been prior to these past 5-6 years. Before that, they had won a conference championship something like 30 times in their 60 some years as a franchise.  It is hard to fathom one franchise winning their conference as much as all the other teams in their conference combined.  

 

This past 5 years looked like the first chance for a generation of players to grow up watching the Lakers thinking "these guys always suck".  But, if they do pull off the super team championship, that could change in a hurry.

 

Also, LA is naturally going to be appealing to young millionaires.

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4 hours ago, StillUnknown said:

 

Did Durant break up with Kyrie?

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Honestly, if I was going to get into the hot take buisness, I would start on YouTube.  Try to come up with a humorous way to present some hot takes, and then try to get a following by linking the videos on various social media platforms.

 

I actually think there is potential for Stephen Colbert type character (exaggerated Conservative pundit), but in the sports arena.  The hot take guys are so over the top now, I think the humor would write itself.

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52 minutes ago, StillUnknown said:

my man still running from Bobby Portis

He should have run that first time.  Should have kept the beard too.

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11 minutes ago, Destino said:

Did Durant break up with Kyrie?

 

Kyrie is hella moody.

 

 

Can't tell if that dude is minutes away from a murder suicide,  moving to Nepal and becoming a monk poet, giving out random hugs on the street, delivering a powerful speech on the vulnerability of the electric grid or filming himself, unkempt and tired looking, trying to market a time traveling device.

1 hour ago, StillUnknown said:

 

I imagine most start on radio and develop a following there

 

my man still running from Bobby Portis

 

Nice to know theres  still guys in the league worth running from

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i don't blame Charlotte for not wanting to give Kemba max dollars. They do deserve blame for not trading him when it was apparent he would command max dollars and they were unwilling to pay

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I'd say I'm disappointed in the level of apathy with this new world order since the decision, but some of yall sound actually excited.  I can see why this is different is being the Lakers. 

 

Same time, it's still something my franchise and most other franchise cant compete with if it happens.  So no, I'm not happy, but I will watch, I am curious as a basketball fan. Does that make me a hypocrite?

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I need to see how they play with LeBron first.

 

Im not excited, but im not bummed either. Mr O'Brien is gettable for a few teams. 

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20 minutes ago, Mr. Sinister said:

I need to see how they play with LeBron first.

 

Im not excited, but im not bummed either. Mr O'Brien is gettable for a few teams. 

That's more then fair to see if it will work first before crowing them with the Warriors on the mend next year.  They still have to get some depth from somewhere, even if its ring chasing shooters, in case one of the three gets hurt.  

 

For whatever reason, I can better deal with D'Angelo Russel going back to the Lakers. With the line being pushed as far as it is now, that feels like the new "acceptable".

 

I absolutely hate that the Nets are about to dump Russel for Irving, they lost all credibility with me that they gained back.  These hoes ain't loyal.

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12 minutes ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

He's gonna blow that team up too.

 

Well yeah.... Its kinda like the Scorsese/noire-esque tale where the guy tells you in the beginning that  he's going to die, but he's gonna do a **** ton of living and take as many people down with him before the end.

 

Hmm, maybe that's more Tarantino

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2 hours ago, Mr. Sinister said:

 

Kyrie is hella moody.

 

 

Can't tell if that dude is minutes away from a murder suicide,  moving to Nepal and becoming a monk poet, giving out random hugs on the street, delivering a powerful speech on the vulnerability of the electric grid or filming himself, unkempt and tired looking, trying to market a time traveling device.

 

Nice to know theres  still guys in the league worth running from

 

I guess with Leonard you know what you are going to get. 

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31 minutes ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

He's gonna blow that team up too.

 

in his first comments to his teammates, with a straight face, he's going to tell them to use their real eyes to realize the real lies they're being fed.

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So many deals already in place lol

 

What's tampering?

 

NBA:

 

See the source image

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5 hours ago, StillUnknown said:

 

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

 

A good example of why ESPN sucks. 

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Looks like the Suns snd T Wolves are after Russell first. Not feeling good about that if I'm him. The penal colonies of basketball

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8 minutes ago, Mr. Sinister said:

Looks like the Suns snd T Wolves are after Russell first. Not feeling good about that if I'm him. The penal colonies of basketball

 

Suns could become an interesting team if they had a good front office 

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1 minute ago, Hersh said:

 

Suns could become an interesting team if they had a good front office 

 

Yeah, therein lies the rub. When you got old ass ladies dunking on you and going viral, its bad. I feel bad for  Monty Williams, because theyre so  chaotic im not sure he'll have enough time to really get anything going there,before they  change their mind about him too.

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You guys are crazy.  Stephen A is the best in the business at what he does.  His radio show is a masterpiece of performance art.

 

This is one of the all time great takes right here, and it's just one of his many highlights:

 

 

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