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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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@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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