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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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1 minute ago, clietas said:

 

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.

 

Solo is a pretty good movie. Definetly worth a viewing. 

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What a weird title, I wasn't sure how to react to it, now the old emperor laugh at the end of the trailer.  What are we doing here, Disney?

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2 hours ago, Mournblade said:

 

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

Really not fair to judge given they were an earlier time period then the 80s.  Trek has always been the more plausible of the two, imo, Episode IX already looks like a epic level of ridiculous.

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11 hours ago, Riggo#44 said:

Yeah, I went from 6 to Midnight REAL quick

I went from 7 to 1:15... counter-clockwise. Hunting accident when I was a child. Next time be more sensitive to the fact that some of us in here may have tripped over a turkey that we'd just shot with a crossbow & mutilated our junk before you post stuff like that.

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16 hours ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

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

 

This is a pretty cool concept from the Old Republic game. The execution of it in the game was mediocre, but the idea that the Emporer is too evil to be destroyed is awesome.

 

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Time to be honest here.

 

As a lifelong fan I have no idea what people see when they watch the latest trilogy (or Solo and Rogue One).

 

It's no worse than the original. 

 

So I generally stay quiet about it. Truly the only movie I have no affinity for is Phantom Menace. But I don't hate it. I'm thankful it got made, wish it had been better but still thankful. Maybe that makes me a mark...I don't care. 

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2 hours ago, The Evil Genius said:

Time to be honest here.

 

As a lifelong fan I have no idea what people see when they watch the latest trilogy (or Solo and Rogue One).

 

It's no worse than the original. 

 

So I generally stay quiet about it. Truly the only movie I have no affinity for is Phantom Menace. But I don't hate it. I'm thankful it got made, wish it had been better but still thankful. Maybe that makes me a mark...I don't care. 

 

People have a certain idea how the movie should go, and when it doesn't, they register their disgust around the world.

 

I have the same problem with the PT--they should have focused more on things like the Jedi Purge. But, whatever. I liked TFA and TLJ. Hated most of the PT. 

 

I'n psyched for Ep IX.

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I really wish the new movies had just been set in a different setting than right after the originals. Something in the Old Republic era would have been way cooler. Sequels to movies that were out like 30+ years before are just wacky.

 

Still, its Star Wars. Get pumped boys...

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I think not the following the EU hurt. People had an expectation of the story after ROTJ for 30+ years. 

 

They havent been perfect and there have been some missteps for sure but the OT has similar issues. 

 

The only movie I really dont enjoy is TPM. It can die in a fire for all I care outside of the end fight with Maul. 

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2 hours ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

I think not the following the EU hurt. People had an expectation of the story after ROTJ for 30+ years. 

 

They havent been perfect and there have been some missteps for sure but the OT has similar issues. 

 

The only movie I really dont enjoy is TPM. It can die in a fire for all I care outside of the end fight with Maul. 

I don't mind TPM although the midichlorian thing was so stupid and the pod racing was a snoozer. Hated Attack of the Clones though.

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4 hours ago, Riggo#44 said:

 

People have a certain idea how the movie should go, and when it doesn't, they register their disgust around the world.

 

I have the same problem with the PT--they should have focused more on things like the Jedi Purge. But, whatever. I liked TFA and TLJ. Hated most of the PT. 

 

I'n psyched for Ep IX.

 

Feel the same way. The Prequels were shockingly bad, I'm still amazed the franchise somehow survived them. TLJ was a very long and uneven movie, but compared

to Attack of the Clones it is Citizen Kane. 

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On 4/12/2019 at 3:43 PM, Riggo#44 said:

 

And Ahsoka Tano > Ezra Bridger.

 

I'd give my left nut to see a (well done) live action Asajj Ventress, though she'd also be an old lady by this time. Ventress is my favorite...she's such a badass.

 

As for the trailer I love bringing back Palpatine, though I'm curious how they'll fit him in.

 

 

 

 

Also, does Rey not own a single change of clothes?

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1 minute ago, mistertim said:

 

Also, does Rey not own a single change of clothes?

 

She's poor.

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21 minutes ago, mistertim said:

 

But she can afford makeup!

 

A girl needs the important things.

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28 minutes ago, mistertim said:

 

I'd give my left nut to see a (well done) live action Asajj Ventress, though she'd also be an old lady by this time. Ventress is my favorite...she's such a badass.

 

She was my favorite as well. There was supposed to be a story arc on her in the seventh season of Clone Wars before it was cancelled. There is a book Dark Disciple which covers those events.  I believe this takes place before the events of Revenge of the Sith.

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36 minutes ago, Yohan said:

She was my favorite as well. There was supposed to be a story arc on her in the seventh season of Clone Wars before it was cancelled. There is a book Dark Disciple which covers those events.  I believe this takes place before the events of Revenge of the Sith.

 

Yeah i read Dark Disciple...I thought it was actually pretty good though I was bummed about what happened to her. 

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Disney+ is reviving the Clone Wars, continuing where it left off. We could get more Ventress and Ahsoka

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5 hours ago, Riggo#44 said:

 

This game looks ****ing amazing

I'll definitely be following its progress.

 

I think it's easy to make most games look cool with some action-packed cut-scenes and dramatic narration.  I wish trailers would make it a little bit more clear what kind of game it is.  Are we talking mostly FPS, like the Jedi Knight games?  Mostly RPG like KOTOR?  (Either way I'm probably going to get it unless the early reviews completely pan it, but I wish it were more clear.  I don't need a movie preview for a game, I need a game preview.)

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1 hour ago, dfitzo53 said:

I'll definitely be following its progress.

 

I think it's easy to make most games look cool with some action-packed cut-scenes and dramatic narration.  I wish trailers would make it a little bit more clear what kind of game it is.  Are we talking mostly FPS, like the Jedi Knight games?  Mostly RPG like KOTOR?  (Either way I'm probably going to get it unless the early reviews completely pan it, but I wish it were more clear.  I don't need a movie preview for a game, I need a game preview.)

 

IMO some of the games have far more interesting stories, characters, and twists than the films do. I think part of that is due to the pressure that the film makers and writers are under to make sure they please as many fans as possible so they have to stay relatively conservative with any outside the box ideas or liberties they want to take with the movie. IMO, that's part of why there was so much whining about TLJ from lots of Star Wars fans...it just strayed too far from what they considered "acceptable" to a SW movie, they hyperventilated, and it immediately became the worst thing that had ever happened in this history of film to some of them. 

 

They will have learned their lesson and Episode 9 will probably be pretty safe and a lot like TFA. Though bringing back Palpatine is still at least somewhat daring.

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6 hours ago, mistertim said:

Also does Rey not own a single change of clothes?

 

I want to know more about the white lightsaber. Did she build it? What's the story of it...etc.

 

2 hours ago, dfitzo53 said:

I'll definitely be following its progress.

 

I think it's easy to make most games look cool with some action-packed cut-scenes and dramatic narration.  I wish trailers would make it a little bit more clear what kind of game it is.  Are we talking mostly FPS, like the Jedi Knight games?  Mostly RPG like KOTOR?  (Either way I'm probably going to get it unless the early reviews completely pan it, but I wish it were more clear.  I don't need a movie preview for a game, I need a game preview.)

 

I read somewhere the other day that they are allegedly focusing more on a single player non-online campaign for it. If true ..take my money please.

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20 minutes ago, The Evil Genius said:

 

I want to know more about the white lightsaber. Did she build it? What's the story of it...etc.

 

 

I read somewhere the other day that they are allegedly focusing more on a single player non-online campaign for it. If true ..take my money please.

 

2 hours ago, dfitzo53 said:

I'll definitely be following its progress.

 

I think it's easy to make most games look cool with some action-packed cut-scenes and dramatic narration.  I wish trailers would make it a little bit more clear what kind of game it is.  Are we talking mostly FPS, like the Jedi Knight games?  Mostly RPG like KOTOR?  (Either way I'm probably going to get it unless the early reviews completely pan it, but I wish it were more clear.  I don't need a movie preview for a game, I need a game preview.)

 

Read a recap of all the info from Star Wars Celebration. 

 

It’s going to be a third person action game. Single player only, no online and no micro transactions. The guy making it made God of War 3. Melee combat is going to be a big part of it, they said they want to bring the movie’s lightsaber fights to the game. You will also have force powers, it’s said to be very combat heavy but not a button masher. They used the term “thoughtful combat” 

 

There are also puzzles and platforming. They said your lightsaber is a reflection of Cal, the character in the game, and will change throughout the game. I’d imagine it’s customizable and there is a skill tree/rpg Elements to this. 

 

The one thing that will bug me is if your hitting enemies 5-6 times with a lightsaber. I think it should be very parry/counter driven. Enemies have almost no health so a lightsaber kills them basically instantly but in contrast, the same is true for you. 

 

No game has ever gotten this right and I’m sure this one won’t either. Still, it has me intrigued with the “surviving Order 66” and being hunted by an Inquisitor story and setting after ROTS. 

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