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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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All Things Star Wars Thread -- Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker

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7 hours ago, AlvinWaltonIsMyBoy said:

What?  It's gonna inspire an entire generation of middle aged men to play with their toys!

 

 

I wish I had my original Star Wars toys in their packages...

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Random musings:

 

I wonder in canon if Han either constantly joking about Leia having kissed her brother, or perhaps bringing it up every argument, had to do with them separating.

 

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1 hour ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

I’d rather set a new game before the events of any movies. I’m still

 interested to see how this plays out 

 

If you haven't already, you should look at Knights of the Old Republic

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Its April 10 and we still haven't seen a trailer for EP9. Why the delay. Maybe Kathleen has fired JJ. 

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41 minutes ago, Mournblade said:

Its April 10 and we still haven't seen a trailer for EP9. Why the delay. Maybe Kathleen has fired JJ. 

 

There's an EP9 panel with JJ and Kennedy on Friday at Star Wars Celebration.  A teaser trailer and the official title will more then likely be released then.  Or at least the title will be announced with possibly a trailer coming a week later.  There will definitely be an EP9 trailer running before Endgame.  

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5 hours ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

I’d rather set a new game before the events of any movies. I’m still

interested to see how this plays out 

 

The tagline got me really intrigued: “Don’t stand out.” That's a cool as **** concept: Draw too much attention to yourself and you get to deal with Bounty Hunters and Inquisitors (If you haven't watched Rebels, do so). I haven't been this geeked up for a Star Wars game since...well...ever.

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Just saw the teaser trailer on live stream.  The Rise of Skywalker, looks like the Emperor is back!   

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5 minutes ago, drowland said:

Just saw the teaser trailer on live stream.  The Rise of Skywalker, looks like the Emperor is back!   

 

Looks good. Hope they can salvage the franchise after TLJ, we'll see. 

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13 minutes ago, drowland said:

Just saw the teaser trailer on live stream.  The Rise of Skywalker, looks like the Emperor is back!   

 

Teaser: 

 

 

Yeah, I went from 6 to Midnight REAL quick

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I couldn't make it out the first time, but is that supposed to be wreckage of the Death Star when you hear the Emperor laugh?  

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so many questions. This is what intrigued me the most about TFA and then TLJ. The mystery of it all. Diving into the more, the past, how the actions of the previous 6 movies have made their way into this. 

 

We heard stories about what happened before.

 

“It’s true, all of it.”

 

Luke’s severed hand floating thru space in an early script, any potential links to pay characters for Rey, Kylo’s history with Luke and the Knights of Ren etc.

 

they had a lot of mystery and world building and connecting to do and sadly lot of that has been largely ignored, leaving me disappointed. 

 

This does a good job bringing me a little hope back, with the Palpatine laugh. Maybe we will expand on this. 

 

Still so many questions. What an odd title. What good can come of bringing palpatine back at this point? I wonder if he will be linked to Snoke somehow, making him

the true overarching villain of the entire 9 movies. Then again, I think a clear time jump occurs here so who knows. 

 

This one seemed personal, not so resistance/first order heavy. 

 

Palpatine is Rey’s dad somehow. Some lab creation. Her growth in the force is what gave him The power to return. Sort of a fail safe measure. 

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7 minutes ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

Palpatine is Rey’s dad somehow. Some lab creation. Her growth in the force is what gave him The power to return. Sort of a fail safe measure. 

So Rey is a Horcrux?

 

I also felt it was an odd title, but as much as I was disappointed in TLJ, they always find a way to bring me back in.

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I definitely don't like the title, but those have never been overly clever or impressive. 

 

I like that it seems less grand and more focused on the main characters...to me, even though there were battles going on, that's how Return of the Jedi felt to me also. I'm excited to see it and close out the saga.

 

I will also be excited to see if their long-term plan is another trilogy starting up or just the one-off movies. 

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