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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 Non-Winter Weather Thread

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3 hours ago, Koolblue13 said:

I wish I could show how close that was to us. TS on Thursday and just barely south of us. By the same time Friday, it's a Cat 5 and making a hard right.

24 hours from absolutely obliterating this island. Scary. There's a bunch of invest coming off Africa right now behind Mathew that need watching. He's just pulling them all out. It's crazy.

 

Stay safe KB!

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Just now, TryTheBeal! said:

 

Stay safe KB!

I'm fine. It was kinda crazy Thursday night, but mostly just dark and windy.

Jamaica may never be the same. Pray to whatever god you believe in, because they're about to be absolutely destroyed.

Thank goodness it spared poor poor Haiti. They always seem to get hammered. 

I wouldn't be surprised to see Mathew do something strange and make another odd turn, so that's scary.

Hugo brushed by here, did a 180 and then sat on this island for 24 hours and there's still destruction from it. When you're on a small island, something like this is a historic culture changer.

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NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center just issued a weather statement for Haiti, eastern Cuba, the Bahamas, and surrounding areas that Matthew is bringing Cat 4 conditions tonight in to tomorrow.  Still a threat to Florida.

 

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1 hour ago, SemperFi Skins said:

....waiting patiently in Southeast Florida....

I'm gonna stock up on some stuff tomorrow, and I'm in ATL.  It can't hurt.:ols:

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29 minutes ago, Popeman38 said:

This ain't gonna **** with NLDS game 1 on Friday in DC is it?

Doesnt appear to be moving that fast. Weekend might get rained out...

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Yep, that westward curve is looking more pronounced, FL is definitely on alert.  Batton down the hatches for sure, SemperFi.  Hopefully it stops looking worse by the hour for you.

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Just now, d0ublestr0ker0ll said:

Yep, that westward curve is looking more pronounced, FL is definitely on alert.  Batton down the hatches for sure, SemperFi.  Hopefully it stops looking worse by the hour for you.

 

Thanks bro. I'm on the southeast coast by Boca... Coming right at us.

.... And my wife is 9 months pregnant...

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2 minutes ago, SemperFi Skins said:

 

Thanks bro. I'm on the southeast coast by Boca... Coming right at us.

.... And my wife is 9 months pregnant...

 

Mojo!  Hang in there, bro.

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Just now, TryTheBeal! said:

 

Mojo!  Hang in there, bro.

 

Thanks TTB! Ya'll are a good group... hope to meet some of ya'll at a tailgate one of these days. Even if we don't agree of politics all of the time lol

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24 minutes ago, SemperFi Skins said:

 

Thanks bro. I'm on the southeast coast by Boca... Coming right at us.

.... And my wife is 9 months pregnant...

Awesome man, when's the due date? Your first or have you played this game before? 

Related: I withered in the face a natural disaster and we scheduled my wife to be induced the morning the blizzard started this past Jan. There was no way I was getting snowed in at home and having to deliver my son in our bathtub. Was. Not. Happening.

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13 minutes ago, skinsfan_1215 said:

Awesome man, when's the due date? Your first or have you played this game before? 

Related: I withered in the face a natural disaster and we scheduled my wife to be induced the morning the blizzard started this past Jan. There was no way I was getting snowed in at home and having to deliver my son in our bathtub. Was. Not. Happening.

 

I hear ya! First child, a baby girl. She's due in less than a month if my wife goes full term. There's some wives tale that the low pressure of a hurricane can induce labor, so we will see. The doctor told her to stay home and she doesn't need her at the hospital yet...

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6 minutes ago, SemperFi Skins said:

 

I hear ya! First child, a baby girl. She's due in less than a month if my wife goes full term. There's some wives tale that the low pressure of a hurricane can induce labor, so we will see. The doctor told her to stay home and she doesn't need her at the hospital yet...

Gotcha, yeah we were less than a week from her due date and she was like 4.5cm dilated. Best of luck!

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3 minutes ago, skinsfan_1215 said:

Gotcha, yeah we were less than a week from her due date and she was like 4.5cm dilated. Best of luck!

 

Thanks guys! I'll be touching base as much as I can

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Looks like this thing wants to be a Cat 2 at the Carolinas and a Cat 1 on the MD coast, and up the NJ coast, until it starts to not have hurricane force winds anymore.  Ugh.

 

SemperFi, how south are you?  Right now the projected bullseye is the central FL coast.  Still would give south FL a good slam but not the full brunt.

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40 minutes ago, SemperFi Skins said:

 

Thanks guys! I'll be touching base as much as I can

This thing is scary man. That big and strong and worst of all, moving that slow? Terrifying. 

Man we dodged a bullet. Cant believe how close it was. It's a 1,000 miles away and rain is still falling from black sky's.

It's a monster.

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Just now, Koolblue13 said:

This thing is scary man. That big and strong and worst of all, moving that slow? Terrifying. 

Man we dodged a bullet. Cant believe how close it was. It's a 1,000 miles away and rain is still falling from black sky's.

It's a monster.

 

Yup. Not looking forward to it. Keeps picking up strength. We are looking at 130mph winds now.

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