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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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@Momma There Goes That Man I agree with you on the combat. I want the troopers to die with 1 hit but the bosses should be a challenge. Active time things (think dark cloud if you can remember that far back) would work well. 

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24 minutes ago, Llevron said:

@Momma There Goes That Man I agree with you on the combat. I want the troopers to die with 1 hit but the bosses should be a challenge. Active time things (think dark cloud if you can remember that far back) would work well. 

 

The game that did this best was the old Jedi Knight series. I'm playing Jedi Academy, and you just twirl through stormtroopers like hot butter.

 

However, given their job is to hunt Jedi, it's plausible and likely the Empire developed lightsaber resistant armor. But the normal storm troopers should be saber fodder.

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That’s what they said during the panel basically. They created new enemies called “Purge Troopers” that work alongside inquisitors that would stand up better in a fight with jedi. They also said regular storm troopers are expected to die in 1 good hit, and engagements with them are typically when there’s 10-12 in an area to make it challenging. But there aren’t a ton of those types of engagements either

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There hasn't been a really great Star Wars game since the original Knights of the Old Republic.

They need to have the Light vs. Dark decision. All great SW games have it.

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8 hours 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 really don't think it's white. It's just seems to be a bit paler shade of blue than in some of the other SW movies. Might also have something to do with being against a certain background. It pretty much looks the same to me as Luke's in ANH, Rey's (Luke's) in TLJ, and Rey's (Luke's presumably rebuilt one) in this trailer. Maybe a little paler? Though at this point I wouldn't look too much into it. I have a feeling that if it were seriously white they'd make sure to show the thing as white so people would know and it would heighten interest even more.

 

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Just watched some of the panel for the Jon Favreau-Dave Filoni live action show The Mandalorian. I'll try and find the trailer for that, but the new Disney+ is going to crush Netflix.

Other than Stranger Things, there isn't much left on Netflix.

 

Sizzle reel: 

 

 

 

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The trailer was nice, but I still can't get behind that title. It sounds like a lazy erotic fan fic. 

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So I have been on record as being ambivalent about Episode IX considering the way TLJ wrapped up so many loose ends (Snoke being killed off so fast, Luke being killed off) so I was very curious what story would be left to tell in IX. Trailer shows some potential. Kind of excited for this film. 

On 4/14/2019 at 8:40 AM, Riggo#44 said:

There hasn't been a really great Star Wars game since the original Knights of the Old Republic.

They need to have the Light vs. Dark decision. All great SW games have it.

 

battlefront ii is pretty good 

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"Mandalorian" TV show actually has me excited. Favreau and Filoni heading it, just sign me up.

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So I watched Battle For Endor last night (the second Ewok movie). I can honestly say that it is a better film than TLJ (and possibly TFA). Seriously. The pacing, narrative, emotional beats, the girl that played Cindel was great, the interior sets of the castle, etc. And it broke new ground for the darkside by introducing sorcery with the villainess Witch, something expanded upon later in the EU over the years, such as Darth Zannah in the Darth Bane book trilogy.

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5 hours ago, Mournblade said:

"Mandalorian" TV show actually has me excited. Favreau and Filoni heading it, just sign me up.

 

It's got a pretty good cast too

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On 4/12/2019 at 3:29 PM, Riggo#44 said:

 

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

 

Same question about who was the Last Jedi...

Question, what does skin color have to do with sexual orientations?

 

 

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2 hours ago, ClaytoAli said:

Question, what does skin color have to do with sexual orientations?

 

 

 

Absolutely nothing. It's making fun of JK Rowling ridiculous retconning everything to appease everyone.

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