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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.

       
       
       
       
       
       
       

       
       

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

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1 hour ago, drowland said:

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

 

We knew that based on TLJ and the rebellion was all but crushed

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8 minutes ago, The Evil Genius said:

So which Skywalker is rising? Luke? Kylo? Ren? Someone else?

 

 

 

The only one of the original three who's still alive?  

 

(In the movies. The one that's dead in real life.)

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1 hour ago, Yohan said:

So Rey is a Horcrux?

 

JJ Rowling just said she's a Gay Black Trans Jew.

16 minutes ago, The Evil Genius said:

So which Skywalker is rising? Luke? Kylo? Ren? Someone else?

 

 

 

Same question about who was the Last Jedi...

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10 minutes ago, Riggo#44 said:

 

Same question about who was the Last Jedi...

 

Rian Johnson confirmed the Last Jedi (for movie title purposes) was Luke. 

 

He wasn't the last Jedi though as others are still alive and kicking. They're just scattered and in hiding the way they did after Order 66.

 

Edit..I really want to see Ezra Bridger show up but I know that's too much to ask for.

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4 minutes ago, The Evil Genius said:

 

Rian Johnson confirmed the Last Jedi (for movie title purposes) was Luke. 

 

He wasn't the last Jedi though as others are still alive and kicking. They're just scattered and in hiding the way they did after Order 66.

 

Edit..I really want to see Ezra Bridger show up but I know that's too much to ask for.

 

I must have missed that confirmation--I always go no spoiler route, ignoring all articles and info.

 

And Ahsoka Tano > Ezra Bridger.

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2 minutes ago, Riggo#44 said:

 

And Ahsoka Tano > Ezra Bridger.

 

Ezra and Luke would be close on age though. Ahsoka would be ancient in RotS. Unless her race is like the Wookies (and whatever Yoda was).

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1 minute ago, The Evil Genius said:

 

Ezra and Luke would be close on age though. Ahsoka would be ancient in RotS. Unless her race is like the Wookies (and whatever Yoda was).

 

She's just bad ****ing ass--especially in Rebels. Her confrontation with Vader was Old School Great.

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If Palpatine is revealed to have been alive this whole time and the actual one pulling the strings, then at least Snoke's ludicrous death becomes somewhat justifiable.

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3 minutes ago, NoCalMike said:

If Palpatine is revealed to have been alive this whole time and the actual one pulling the strings, then at least Snoke's ludicrous death becomes somewhat justifiable.

 

Palpatine is Snoke. And he is Plagueis. He is all. 

 

59 minutes ago, AlvinWaltonIsMyBoy said:

The Force Awakens sucked.  The Last Jedi was unforgivable.  But I'm sure this one will be amazing!

 

We cannot be friends for 5 minutes 

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Heres my wild theory.

 

Kylo Ren knew that the Emperor was still around in some fashion, be it bodily or some sort of force ghost type thing. He knew he had to fully embrace the dark side to bring him out of hiding, which was why he was fighting against the call of the light. And why he said in the first one, while looking at Vaders mask, that he was going to finish what Vader started. Disney has pulled some stuff from the books that arent canon, and there was one book where the Emperor had created clones of himself and Luke went to the dark side in order to get to and destroy the Emperor.

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Well it didn’t take long for us to get another time traveling fetus theory. 

 

Palaptine force impregnates Rey maybe even unintentionally in some grand battle of the force. The force manifests itself in a baby and finds the closest womb nearby, Rey. The power of this happening knocks her back in time 50 years and she becomes anakins mother. 

 

The cycle repeats 

 

 

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After the Last Jedi, I think Star Wars has lost its cache. It isn't "the franchise" that it used to be. I mean in the 80s this thing was king.

Think about the sci-fi competition back then: Star Trek (good stories but lame special effects), Battlestar Galactica (lame), Buck Rogers (lame)

Flash Gordon (lame), and Planet of the Apes (lame). Star Wars reigned supreme over the 80s, ask any Gen-Xer.

 

But the Prequels were terrible and the Last Jedi was poorly received, so that Star Wars isn't special anymore. It's one of the "also ran" franchises

these days, along with Star Trek, GOT, James Bond, and so on. Its a pity, but empires rise and crumble, I suppose. 

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19 minutes ago, Mournblade said:

After the Last Jedi, I think Star Wars has lost its cache. It isn't "the franchise" that it used to be. I mean in the 80s this thing was king.

Think about the sci-fi competition back then: Star Trek (good stories but lame special effects), Battlestar Galactica (lame), Buck Rogers (lame)

Flash Gordon (lame), and Planet of the Apes (lame). Star Wars reigned supreme over the 80s, ask any Gen-Xer.

 

But the Prequels were terrible and the Last Jedi was poorly received, so that Star Wars isn't special anymore. It's one of the "also ran" franchises

these days, along with Star Trek, GOT, James Bond, and so on. Its a pity, but empires rise and crumble, I suppose. 

All very true. The back-to-back releases of two weak-narrative films in TLJ and Solo were a crippling blow.

 

Audiences are starting to wise-up to the franchise after the TFA nostalgia wore off. Out of eight episodes and two spin-offs, there are only four legit good movies - the OT and Rogue One.

 

I'd love to hope for the best but my expectations are quite low, if not flat-lined, for this new one. I don't think Abrams (or anyone for that matter) can fix the obliterated narratives and character arcs caused by TLJ.

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3 hours ago, Mournblade said:

Star Trek (good stories but lame special effects)

 

ILM did the special effects for the Star Trek movies. Far from lame.

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31 minutes ago, clietas said:

 

ILM did the special effects for the Star Trek movies. Far from lame.

 

I had the TV Show (Original Series) in mind when I said that. 

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12 minutes ago, Mournblade said:

 

I had the TV Show (Original Series) in mind when I said that. 

 

You specifically said 80s tho. 

 

For the 60s the special effects on TOS were really good.

 

I still haven't watched Solo after how spectacularly bad TLJ was. Is it even worth the time? They better go all out the TRS otherwise Disney might need to scrap their Star Wars plans for awhile.

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8 hours ago, drowland said:

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?  

Looked like it.

 

Also, notice that Billy Dee is wearing the same Lando shirt that Glover wore in Solo.  

  

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