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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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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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