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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 the head coach of the Washington Redskins, 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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Just now, justice98 said:

 

This whole MCU endeavour could not have gone any better.  

 

its truly remarkable

 

not only are they commercial successes, but critically as well. There needs to be classes on this

 

I'm very interested to see what comes next.

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1 hour ago, StillUnknown said:

 

its truly remarkable

 

not only are they commercial successes, but critically as well. There needs to be classes on this

 

I'm very interested to see what comes next.

To me what they do so well is just overall production value. Everything just LOOKS really good. Compare that with DC where its all super dark and edgy, it literally hurts my eyes to watch. Marvel movies are just really aesthetically pleasing.

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It’s also a perfect balance of staying true to the source material while making changes that can help appeal to non comic book readers. They grounded it just enough while keeping the characters who they are and the comic booky ness of it all. 

 

And its perfectly cast. They couldn’t have dreamed of a better group to bank on than they way Downey, Evans, Hemsworth etc panned out. Even the new cast like Black Panther and Spiderman have been home runs. 

 

And of course, it doesn’t hurt to have an actual cohesive plan and vision mapped out ahead of time for what you want 

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So I have a queation

 

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When I learned there would be time travel in this movie I figured Cap’s end would be returning to Peggy in 40s which I thought was proper.

 

Now with the time travel rules they laid out (which are still a little confusing) would the Cap from that period still be frozen in ice?  I assume when future Cap showed up they’d end the search for him in the artic.  But if they decided to bring Cap back in future films could they just go get his frozen body and start the fish out water thing all over again.  

 

Or I guess they have a time machine now and could just go get him.  The time travel rules are still messing with me, lol.

 

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4 hours ago, drowland said:

So I have a queation

 

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When I learned there would be time travel in this movie I figured Cap’s end would be returning to Peggy in 40s which I thought was proper.

 

Now with the time travel rules they laid out (which are still a little confusing) would the Cap from that period still be frozen in ice?  I assume when future Cap showed up they’d end the search for him in the artic.  But if they decided to bring Cap back in future films could they just go get his frozen body and start the fish out water thing all over again.  

 

Or I guess they have a time machine now and could just go get him.  The time travel rules are still messing with me, lol.

 

 

Way overthinking it. Just be entertained cause none of it would otherwise make sense. Like how could Thanos had snapped his fingers if 2014 Thanos when forward in time and was killed. There is no Thanos now 

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Saw it, loved it, rewatched it. 👍 👍

 

 

Two things:

 

Giving Thor the Big Lebowski treatment was genius lol...they even basically put him in a bathrobe when he traveled back in time and saw his mom

 

How old was Scott's daughter supposed to be? I thought only 5 years passed but she looked like she went from 9 years old to being a sophomore in college lol

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So the more I think about this movie the more it starts to slide down my list of Marvel movies.

 

Completely predictable.  While it has its moments of greatness, there is nothing that leaves you mindblown like Thanos snapping his fingers, or entering Wakanda, or Thor and Hulk teaming up, or the peppy craziness of the first Guardians movie, or Tony Stark building an Iron Man suit to escape from a terrorist encampment.

 

I don’t think Endgame is in my top 5 at all.

 

They built everything up to this and that’s what we got, a movie that wrapped everything up in a nice, neat package, just as you’d like.  With nary a speed bump in the way.

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Was it predictable how Thanos discovered the plot to get the stones? I don’t read the comics so I didn't know what was coming. 

There was definitely some totally unnecessary stuff like Captain Marvel needing help and all the women characters showed up. Captain Marvel had it by herself. She could have destroyed that entire army. 

Having said that, it’s tough to top Ironman or individual movies when more time can be dedicated to a couple of characters in those movies. 

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The whole "we got this" #girlpower scene was so cringey. One of the few bad parts in what was an otherwise epic film.

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I thought the absolute hellstorm of missiles was an incredible scene, didn't exactly see that coming. Usually they don't go the obvious 'blow it all up' route in scenarios like that, even though it's the obvious thing to do. (The fact that nobody died, though, was predictable)

2 minutes ago, Warhead36 said:

The whole "we got this" #girlpower scene was so cringey. One of the few bad parts in what was an otherwise epic film.

 

All dudes say this, but my wife and every other girl I saw in the theater loved that moment... I think it's just something that we can't relate to. It's made for a wide audience, and a 10 second scene like that can have a massive effect on the perception of the marvel universe in the minds of casual fans like my wife and others. 

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I thought it was lame and my wife did too.  She mentioned that they did the same thing in Infinity War, but to me that was different.  In Infinity War, it was girl on girl.

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Nothing like people getting triggered over girl power. 😁

 

How about all the other times in every movie it's just the male characters protecting the women and children?

 

As for the movie..

 

fat Thor is the Thor I never realized the Marvel movie universe needed. Also...understand the ending but hate that basically CA sold out. He went against everything he stood for...and erased his love's kids and grandkids from the present in doing so (according to the time travel rules of the movie). Edit...and he abandons Bucky (allows him to be tortured by the Russians, allows Hydra to infiltrate Shield, etc..), things he knows all about so that  he can live peacefully and happily with Peggy in 1945.

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1 hour ago, LLandryistheshiz said:

I thought the absolute hellstorm of missiles was an incredible scene, didn't exactly see that coming. Usually they don't go the obvious 'blow it all up' route in scenarios like that, even though it's the obvious thing to do. (The fact that nobody died, though, was predictable)

 

All dudes say this, but my wife and every other girl I saw in the theater loved that moment... I think it's just something that we can't relate to. It's made for a wide audience, and a 10 second scene like that can have a massive effect on the perception of the marvel universe in the minds of casual fans like my wife and others. 

 

They werent even injured that bad.  lol

 

But yeah, the only people that seem to have an issue with the girl power scene are men, for the most part.  That was kinda predictable.  I didnt mind it though, I thought it was kinda cool, personally.  

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Nothing really notable to add (saw it Thursday), but I highly enjoyed it overall. Like some have mentioned, it certainly was awesome, but I wasn't necessarily blown away by anything in particular. After thinking about it more, I'm OK with that. It's a marvelous conclusion (sort of) to this epic journey we've been on for 11 years now. Bravo!

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The women power moment would have been better to me if they weren’t lining up to protect Captain Marvel as if she needed it. That was my only issue with that. All of them gathering was otherwise awesome 

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47 minutes ago, Hersh said:

The women power moment would have been better to me if they weren’t lining up to protect Captain Marvel as if she needed it. That was my only issue with that. All of them gathering was otherwise awesome 

 

Seriously lol... when Peter said what he said to her, I thought "Did you NOT see what she just did there a minute ago????"

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The all-female Avengers does have a comic precedent though too.  A-Force was what they called it and it's fairly recent in the comics, but the scene did have more meaning than it appeared.

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It's pretty clear they're going to do an all women team up movie at some point.  Tessa Thompson said in an interview after Ragnrok that they approached Feige about it.  There's a lot in this movie I think has deeper meaning other then just an easter egg.  People think the earthquake under the ocean that Widow was asking Okoye about early in the movie is going to have something to do with Namor.  

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5 hours ago, Renegade7 said:

So is the spoiler ban lifted yet?

You should be able to post spoilers in this thread obviously, but I still wouldn't post spoilers in any other thread.

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