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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 head coach, 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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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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