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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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13 hours ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

Our starting line up is Kemba Walker, Donovan Mitchell, Harrison Barnes, PJ Tucker, and Brook Lopez?

 

That's not even a playoff team in the NBA.

Walker and Mitchell are ballers and I believe D'aaron Fox is on the team too.

 

But man those starting 3-5...really?

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Back in 2004 I remember tripping because guys like Carlos Boozer were in the team.  Now our starting power forward is PJ Tucker.

 

What happened to team USA?  For a minute there I was hoping that the FIBA world championships would catch on and become like the World Cup, but that is never going to happen without a higher profile competition.

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17 minutes ago, CRobi21 said:

Dude just can't catch a break..

 

Somebody got a voodoo doll of that man and is putting in work

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18 minutes ago, StillUnknown said:

 

Somebody got a voodoo doll of that man and is putting in work

 

I wouldn't be surprised if the injuries are connected.  I bet something happened to him when he was a young athlete in his teens.  That ESPN story about basketball wrecking the joints of kids as young as 11 years old comes to mind in a situation like this.

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30 minutes ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

 

I wouldn't be surprised if the injuries are connected.  I bet something happened to him when he was a young athlete in his teens.  That ESPN story about basketball wrecking the joints of kids as young as 11 years old comes to mind in a situation like this.

He is a big dude. Might just be wear and tear. 

 

All things considering it’s amazing Shaq lasted as long as he did at that size. He is an incredible athlete. 

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1 hour ago, StillUnknown said:

 

Somebody got a voodoo doll of that man and is putting in work

This reminds me of a quote I recently read. 

 

Quote

“Here.’ I held out a silver crown between two fingers to take his mind off it. ‘You can have this coin, or, you can have the most valuable piece of advice I own, something a wise man once told me and I’ve never shared.’ ‘Well?’ I asked.

 

Hennan furrowed his brow, staring at the coin, then at me, then at the coin. ‘I’ll…’ He reached out, then pulled his hand back. ‘I’ll … the advice.’ He blurted it out as if the words pained him.

 

I nodded sagely. ‘Always take the money.’ Hennan”
Mark Lawrence, The Liar’s Key

 

Boogie took a small deal to prove he could get back to 100% and win a chip.  Accomplished neither.  Bet on himself again taking a vet min deal with the lakers... and his knee blew out. 

 

As Nerlens Noel learned the hard way, less than max money isn't nearly the worst thing that can happen. 

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Stan Van gundy left ESPN to join TNT. I didn’t realize until it happened, but I needed that in my life. The commentary is going to go off and so many tangents. Plus I can’t wait till he is talking to the TNT crew. 

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3 hours ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

 

I wouldn't be surprised if the injuries are connected.  I bet something happened to him when he was a young athlete in his teens.  That ESPN story about basketball wrecking the joints of kids as young as 11 years old comes to mind in a situation like this.

 

Combine that with his size and weight.  He's not like, fat Shaq, but he's a big dude.  It could be a culmination of things, wouldn't be surprised.

 

I like Boogie, was looking forward to seeing what he could do with the Lakers this year.

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3 hours ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

Even he quit the team.  This has gotten shameful.

Makes me wonder if something is going on behind the scenes.  Maybe players are unhappy with team USA for some reason or teams have strongly discouraged participation. 

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Still a damn good Team USA roster. Can't get all the big superstar names all the time. They should represent our country well. I expect gold.

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All this talk of Book wanting to be single guarded in pickup games. I agree. 

 

I wish somebody would would guard me 1on1 during a game. I mean all they usually do is just leave me standing alone on the 3pt line and call me Duke and just let me bomb away to my heart’s content. Sometimes it feels like the Defense is playing 5 on 4. 

 

Interesting strategy...

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Don't have to worry about the defense if you play full court and cherry pick 🤯

 

Also works in indoor soccer when your gym teacher is too checked out to call offsides.  That tactic actually got me in fights in the locker room.

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I live in the greater LA area and they seriously are talking about signing Dwight Howard? Is it me or did he just sit out the Wizards season?

Actually he averaged 12/9?? Why didn't he play more?

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