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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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Who wants Olive Garden?

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Hey, guess where I was last night!  Gift cards, don't judge.  And the whole time, I was thinking, why isn't Zoony with us?

For future reference OG is part of Datden and you can use the cards at any of their locations. Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V's, Yard House and Red Lobster

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I was there a few weeks ago, they improved the beer list.

 

I was happy

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Here's what happens when you eat Olive Garden pasta for 7 weeks straight

 

Olive Garden's "Never Ending Pasta Pass" is back.

 

For $100, the pass offers seven weeks straight of unlimited pasta, breadsticks, salad, and Coca-Cola beverages.

 

The restaurant is selling 2,000 passes, including 1,000 that extend the unlimited pasta offer to your entire family. The passes go on sale Thursday at 2 p.m.

 

The pasta passes were so popular last year — which was the first time they were offered — that Olive Garden's website crashed right before they went on sale.

 

Our own John Greenough, a research analyst for Business Insider Intelligence, was one of the 1,000 Pasta Pass holders.

 

We asked him about what it was like having access to free Olive Garden every day for the past seven weeks.

 

At the beginning of the promotion, Greenough said he had planned to take full advantage of the pass and go to Olive Garden every day.

 

But the salty pasta got the best of him.

 

"I ate there, I think, 20 of the first 25 days, but stopped for a week because I started to get horrible canker sores from all the salt in the pasta," he said. (According to the Mayo Clinic, the exact cause of canker sores is unclear, although triggers can include highly acidic foods like tomato sauce.)

 

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Overall, the best part of the deal has been the savings, he said.

 

Greenough estimates that he has eaten at Olive Garden nearly 30 days so far, saving him about $500 in total, when accounting for the $100 he paid for the pass.

 

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"The worst part was the pasta, and how bad I felt after eating it so much," he said. "I ate a variety of the different pastas and sauces but overall would give the pasta a five out of 10 and three out of 10 for New York City standards. The pasta always came with the sauce just plopped on top. It was never mixed in and was unappetizing to look at."

 

Asked whether he planned to return to Olive Garden after the promotion ended, he said simply, "No."

 

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Haha, "pasta passes".  

 

"I ate that **** till I got one uh dem canker sores.  hurt like a mutha but I kept eatin that ****!  Free pasta!  'murica!!!

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At the risk of feeling the wrath of z, from my experience of the Olive Garden in OKC, the food was pretty darn good. 

 

And this is coming from an extensively travelled European who likes to indulge in great food and wine, not least in Italy. 

 

Hail. 

 

 

Yeah, well, you're an Englishman, so .... at least it's better than Kidney Pie.  

 

let me know when a Frenchman or an Italian thinks Olive Garden is good.    :P

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I actually drove by Olive Garden last night and saw some people getting out of a $100,000 mercedes and going in. I was like...srsly? You can't afford to go to an actual italian restaurant?

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$400 to sit and eat the Tour of Italy while ringing in the New Year?   It's cheaper to open  a cold can of Chef Boyardee and sit on the couch. 

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$400 to sit and eat the Tour of Italy while ringing in the New Year?   It's cheaper to open  a cold can of Chef Boyardee and sit on the couch. 

But what about Unlimited Breadsticks?

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What is the obsession with seeing that stupid ball drop?

I doubt anyone actually cares about the ball. It's just an experience to be in Times Square and share that moment with thousands of other people. Not to mention probably hell of a party

I wouldn't mind going on year just to do it.

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I doubt anyone actually cares about the ball. It's just an experience to be in Times Square and share that moment with thousands of other people. Not to mention probably hell of a party

I wouldn't mind going on year just to do it.

 

I think only young people do it anymore.  You can't just go and show up.  You have to be there hours ahead of time.  I can't imagine standing for hours in the cold with no bathroom crammed in uncomfortably by a mass of unwashed humanity.  I can't think of much that I would enjoy less.

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I think only young people do it anymore.  You can't just go and show up.  You have to be there hours ahead of time.  I can't imagine standing for hours in the cold with no bathroom crammed in uncomfortably by a mass of unwashed humanity.  I can't think of much that I would enjoy less.

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i'm with ya, pal.  If its all you can eat, I have no problem shoveling endless pasta into my mouth :)

 

I was being sarcastic, there's an Olive Garden thread somewhere in the Tailgate that had a bunch of people talking about how bad it is/was and how they'd never eat there.

Truth. Is it authentic? No. Is it even that high a quality? Not really, but you bet your ass I'm gonna be there if I'm offered the chance.

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