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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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Meh. it's not a good show. but i blame that more on Czaban, who probably masturbates to the sound of his own voice using pretentious words and accents.

 

~Bang

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So what's going to happen with the czaban show? 

 

On another note, I was listening to the junkies today. I thought it sounded silly  how they were complaining about "having to go to Florida for Nats spring training". 

 

Lurch, one of the more entertaining ones, complained how the trip took him away from his family. He was talking about a 36 hour, 2 show trip. 

 

I just hate how the guys don't appear to put 5 minutes of effort into the show. If you're not going to make an effort, you'd better be funny. Or clever. Or have good guests. Or be likeable. At least EB admitted that other shows get good guests because they work harder. 

 

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Bang, you know you want to hear Loverro's voice 24/7 on 980.

 

So this is very surprising indeed. Andy seems like a nice enough guy, but always thought he was kind of stale except for his historic Skins knowledge.

 

I suppose they'll keep the TSR format with Czabe doing the show solo from 4-5 pm and then having the other guy (Loverro, Knoche, etc) come in from 5-7 pm. Which may work better. I do think that having more people on the set detracts from the show.  I'd rather hear a show with a strong individual personality, like I was used to hearing back in the day in Philly, and down here with Ken Beatrice. I suppose Chad Dukes has his own show on the Fan, but have never really been enamored with him.

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42 minutes ago, Popeman38 said:

WTF? They JUST brought him back over the summer. 

Kind of... he had a contract so they moved him around. At one point he had a morning show on 570. He did updates. Filled in for Kornheiser. Then everything moved around and he was on with czabe again.

 

Obviously contract ran up... so who's on with czabe? Or is he gone too?

 

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I think it's very obvious how I feel about the sports radio in this city, and this just reinforces my opinion. You all know the schtick by now so I'm not going to repeat it. 

 

 

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I know people like to crap on Andy, and he absolutely can be irritating, but he was a valuable resource and had good chemistry with Czabe, IMO.

 

But it seems weird to bring back the Sports Reporters only to then dump him so soon. They shoulda just kept him as roving fill-in guy until the contract ran out.

 

I would dump the Galdi show and just put him on the Sports Reporters and keep the train rolling.

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I think Galdi is 10,000 times better than both Andy and Czabe. Carrying a show solo without repeating yourself ad nauseum (also known as "Cowherding"..) is difficult, and I think Galdi pulls it off just fine.

Andy did have his saving grace as the official redskins historian.. but other than that.. I find the "sports reporters" practically unlistenable, but again, mostly it's because of Czabin, who i find incredibly pretentious and wrong more often than not.

They clearly tried to do 'both sides' of each issue,, meaning they wanted to debate, but it mostly ran down to Czabin making idiotic proclamations using ridiculously affected tones and "word of the day" vocabulary that left no wiggle room (replay has to go because it'll never be 1000% perfect... good grief.).. and Andy falling back on the great old strategy of lively radio "well, we'll see", and sounding like some old lady being patient with some moronic whippersnapper trying to use big boy words.

 

I won't miss it. I'd much rather Galdi move out of the early early slot and right into it.

 

 

~Bang

 

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Hopefully 980 takes this cue. Maybe it's just the times we are in, but I simply refuse to listen to conspiracy pushing, personality grating, dysfunction craving, whining blowhards.

 

It's so annoying to listen to

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Galdi and Sheehan are the gems on that station. Hopefully 980 figures out a way to use them as much as possible. 

 

Having said that, despite Andy being irritating at times, I did love how he remembered nearly everything about the Redskins. He's probably the only on-air personality who could remember seasons, games, scores, etc. the way I feel like I can. By the way, that's not me bragging...I think I have issues. 

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14 hours ago, grego said:

So what's going to happen with the czaban show? 

 

On another note, I was listening to the junkies today. I thought it sounded silly  how they were complaining about "having to go to Florida for Nats spring training". 

 

Lurch, one of the more entertaining ones, complained how the trip took him away from his family. He was talking about a 36 hour, 2 show trip. 

 

I just hate how the guys don't appear to put 5 minutes of effort into the show. If you're not going to make an effort, you'd better be funny. Or clever. Or have good guests. Or be likeable. At least EB admitted that other shows get good guests because they work harder. 

 

Their treatment of the Nationals, especially on the "Flagship Station" is awful. However, I will forever love Jason Bishop for this clip:

I have no idea why this New York loving blowhard jackass is on DC radio every ****ing day.

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105.7 > 106.7 .... except for redskins coverage. Does 106.7 intentionally ignore the Terps bc they arent the flagship station for the Terps? You have a bazillion MD alum in the DMV and they never ever cover the Terps. 

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Definitely both stations should discuss college basketball more. I think the Junks do a little, given that I think a few of them (at least EB) went to College Park.  On 980, I know Sheehan went to Maryland, and often you have Knoche, who is one of the Terp radio guys, appearing on TSR with Czabe.

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Its nice that everyone on Twitter is paying their respects to Andy and all, but lets be real, I havent liked that guy for years.  He never has his information correct but for some reason thinks hes always right.  He wont be missed by me

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Tim Murray and Nick Ashooh tweeting that today is also their last day at 980........so I guess they are getting rid of the 7-10 pm show as well? In his tweet Ashooh mentioned "budget," for what its worth.

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Nobody knew the Redskins like Pollin. Nobody. 

You can try to say that he was rude to people or that he was a typical sports talking head with no respect and part of that may be true. But one thing can't be denied. He spent nearly 25 years with ESPN 980 and WTEM as an elite broadcaster with Czabe. He dutifully did the breakdown shows after the game, on Monday mornings, thankfully pre-empting Mike and Mike. He was a good friend of Mr. Tony Kornheiser, and he was one of the best on 980. 

I think Buckhantz, the Wizards TV man, said it best. His departure meant that the world we grew up in is changing for the worse. I grew up in a world where we had respectable radio personalities. I grew up in a world where Jim Rome, Andy Pollin, Steve Czaban, and Tony Kornheiser dominated 980 and were parts of the fabric of this city, before WJFK foolishly decided to go "sports talk" and turn away from that kind of "Shock jock comedy" so prevalent with Don and Mike / Howard Stern / Opie and Anthony (my gripe on the WJFK station format is better suited for another topic, another day). 

The fact is that Pollin, Kornheiser, and Czabe were on 980 for nearly 2 decades. Kornheiser recently left 980 because he saw the writing on the wall about this industry. Sports talk is dying. I have said this before, I will say it again. It is irrelevant what these heads say on talk radio anymore. Because everyone is listening to podcasts now where you don't have to generate egregious opinions or ignore sports on radio (When have you heard local radio discuss the Wizards, the Nationals, or for the matter anything in the realm of Sports that wasn't related to the Redskins? Hint...they don't.) 

Sports radio is a business. People get cut because of business. Tim Murray, another good 980 man, was also cut because of budget issues ostensibly. Was Pollin cut because of budget issues? Perhaps. Who knows. But one thing is sure. 

We shouldn't have to know about this legend leaving his station that he served for nearly 25 years, from a tweet that he makes at 8 pm at night. The station didn't have the dignity to let him sign off one last time. It was just, plop, you're gone, don't sign off, no final show. 

He rightfully received his fair share of accolades last night, especially from this young millenial who spent so much time in high school on his bed just lying down listening to him and Czabe every day. Again, this man, along with Jim Rome and Steve Czaban and Tony Kornheiser, helped fuel my love of sports talk radio, one that I carried with me into college and afterward. What a shame that the legends of the industry that I followed adamantly growing up are all going by the wayside; a sign of the changing times. And make no mistake about it. As Buckhantz has said before, this industry is going down hill. I'd be surprised if sports talk still existed in a few years. Because the podcasts are the rage, and they aren't driven by what a PD wants you to hear and there is most certainly no bias or agenda to "Talk Redskins so people will listen." 

Those are my two cents. 

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Guess I was one of the only ones who actually enjoyed the Sports Reporters.  But then again, maybe it's because I never listened to them during their initial run.  

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1 hour ago, ixcuincle said:

The fact is that Pollin, Kornheiser, and Czabe were on 980 for nearly 2 decades. Kornheiser recently left 980 because he saw the writing on the wall about this industry. Sports talk is dying. I have said this before, I will say it again. It is irrelevant what these heads say on talk radio anymore. Because everyone is listening to podcasts now where you don't have to generate egregious opinions or ignore sports on radio (When have you heard local radio discuss the Wizards, the Nationals, or for the matter anything in the realm of Sports that wasn't related to the Redskins? Hint...they don't.) 
 

Yeah, but Pollin and Czaban were as guilty as anyone of ignoring the other local sports teams for the past two decades.

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2 minutes ago, hail2skins said:

Yeah, but Pollin and Czaban were as guilty as anyone of ignoring the other local sports teams for the past two decades.

 

And they threw it in everyone's faces on top of it.

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