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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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The Official "Marvel" Thread (Movies,Comics etc)

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Saw Spider Man yesterday. Enjoyed it a lot, but was hoping to see more of a teaser into the Sinister Six.

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Far From Home has its flaws, the Mysterio info dump probably being the worse, but there is so much I love about the film

 

not one of MCU's best, but its one of my favorites

 

the mid-credit scene sets things up nicely moving forward

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:o

 

I had no idea this was in production. Its like theyre listening to my thoughts. I wanted them to do this in particular. 

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Marvel about to get all my money, and I'm ok with this

 

 

no details, but they mentioned that Fantastic Four & X-Men are in development

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1 hour ago, StillUnknown said:

 

 

 

It still needs to be rated R, Disney have the balls to do that???

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Marvel went HAM today.  I wonder what's left for D23.

 

Not enthused about Natalie Portman as female Thor, but whatever.  Figured they were gonna do it, but her character just does nothing for me.

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Thor Love and Thunder sounds great and that logo is a thing of beauty. With Waititi writing and directing, Portman will be in good hands.

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Mahershala Ali as Blade? Sign me the **** up right now. Those were my favorite movies as a Kid and he is my favorite actor right now. I’m so hype 

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All these Marvel announcements are terrible. Just terrible. I mean "Thor: Love and Thunder"? What, Chris Hemsworth as a NASCAR driver? 

The only one that has me mildly interested is the Silver Surfer movie, but that is still ways off. 

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11 hours ago, Mournblade said:

All these Marvel announcements are terrible. Just terrible. I mean "Thor: Love and Thunder"? What, Chris Hemsworth as a NASCAR driver? 

 

Actually, I never realized how much I want a Days of Thunder remake with Thor as Cruise’s character. It’s his post-thanos post-Asgard existential crisis trying to find thrills etc 

 

Sign me up. Pitch this to marvel 

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The MCU hasn't had a real clunker, but they're bound to have one sooner or later. Will one of these be it?

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8 hours ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

 

Actually, I never realized how much I want a Days of Thunder remake with Thor as Cruise’s character. It’s his post-thanos post-Asgard existential crisis trying to find thrills etc 

 

Sign me up. Pitch this to marvel 

 

Product placement opportunities. Maybe Stanley can be his sponsor?  Both a hammer and a Stan Lee reference. 

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42 minutes ago, Riggo#44 said:

The MCU hasn't had a real clunker, but they're bound to have one sooner or later. Will one of these be it?

 

The first couple of Thors and iron man 3 are probably my least favorite so far. I think it really helps that while Marvel has to set an overarching plot structure for their world, they still give directors some freedom to present the movie in a unique way. The clunkers have to happen at some point based solely on the odds, but they're built to withstand a few at this point

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20 minutes ago, StillUnknown said:

 

The first couple of Thors and iron man 3 are probably my least favorite so far. I think it really helps that while Marvel has to set an overarching plot structure for their world, they still give directors some freedom to present the movie in a unique way. The clunkers have to happen at some point based solely on the odds, but they're built to withstand a few at this point

 

it's been a string of hits since they ousted Ike Perlmutter and turned everything over to Kevin Feige.  Feige is a genius IMO, and he did a great job changing the Marvel Studios culture to a more upbeat and artistic and creative one.  He's quite good at picking directors and working with them and creating the space for them to bring their voice and talent to the table.  It feels like the toxicity is gone and the filmmakers are genuinely happy to be working there, and I think that makes a big difference in the work.

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1 hour ago, Riggo#44 said:

The MCU hasn't had a real clunker, but they're bound to have one sooner or later. Will one of these be it?

 

My fear are these Disney+ shows might produce one.  

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8 minutes ago, justice98 said:

 

My fear are these Disney+ shows might produce one.  

 

WandaVision sounds kinda dumb. The others could be cool: Loki especially.

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1 hour ago, justice98 said:

 

My fear are these Disney+ shows might produce one.  

 

My fear is they might start turning away their broader audience by combining the movies and the shows on Disney + into the same universe.  I lot of people who enjoy the movies didn't watch Agent's of Shield, Daredevil, Peggy Carter etc.  I know some of those shows referenced the movies, but the movies stayed clear of the TV shows so it didn't matter.  Now that Feige has control of the TV shows that's going to change.  I think people will feel like they have to keep up with all these shows to understand what's being built up to in the movies and will walk away because they don't have time for all that.  

 

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19 minutes ago, drowland said:

 

My fear is they might start turning away their broader audience by combining the movies and the shows on Disney + into the same universe.  I lot of people who enjoy the movies didn't watch Agent's of Shield, Daredevil, Peggy Carter etc.  I know some of those shows referenced the movies, but the movies stayed clear of the TV shows so it didn't matter.  Now that Feige has control of the TV shows that's going to change.  I think people will feel like they have to keep up with all these shows to understand what's being built up to in the movies and will walk away because they don't have time for all that.  

 

 

If I had to guess, I would guess the shows will keep the connections to a minimum.  Like, people will know they exist in the same universe, but nothing significant will occur that the movies have to really account for. 

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1 minute ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

good because the day i have to watch 30 hours of daredevil and 20 hours of jessica jones to know what's going on in the next avengers movie is the day i check out 

 

Need to put that threat on a postcard and send it to Mickey Mouse himself, too real.

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