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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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9 minutes ago, Rdskns2000 said:

 

I wonder how Trump would react to an attempt on him.  No death, just an injury.  Would he become more paranoid than he already is?  

 

I dont even want to think about it.  The best thing this country could do is not touch the guy, otherwise you open the door to people feeling fully justified killing elected officials they are being programmed to hate because they are a threat to our country.  The only thing worse then a smart Trump is killing this one while in office.  So not worth it.

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I seem to recall Vogel spending a lot of time reporting on Hillary scandals before and after the election.

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4 hours ago, Renegade7 said:

 

Disagree again, correct answer is term limits on judges and replacing them all with moderates.  Justice has to be blind, not partisan 

 

This action of term limits requires a Constitutional amendment. We aren't getting that.

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10 hours ago, LadySkinsFan said:

 

This action of term limits requires a Constitutional amendment. We aren't getting that.

 

There are loopholes in the constitution the founding fathers missed and the current administration is straight exploiting.  Whoever comes next has to try their best to plug them before a smart Trump shows up.  Keep in mind a smart Trump doesn't have to come from the right.

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11 hours ago, visionary said:
I seem to recall Vogel spending a lot of time reporting on Hillary scandals before and after the election.

 

Spoiler

 

 

 

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9 minutes ago, Cooked Crack said:

 

 

"Attorney General disagrees" in 3, 2, . . . 

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44 minutes ago, Renegade7 said:

 

There are loopholes in the constitution the founding fathers missed and the current administration is straight exploiting.  Whoever comes next has to try their best to plug them before a smart Trump shows up.  Keep in mind a smart Trump doesn't have to come from the right.

I can't see a left wing demagogue,  in the mold of a smarter Trump coming to power. 

 

I can see a smarter Trump from the right, in the future; especially in response to a 2 term AOC presidency.

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5 minutes ago, Larry said:

 

"Attorney General disagrees" in 3, 2, . . . 

 

Right. He’s not going to do this ****. And he will break whatever law he has to to avoid it. 

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14 minutes ago, Rdskns2000 said:

I can't see a left wing demagogue,  in the mold of a smarter Trump coming to power. 

 

I can see a smarter Trump from the right, in the future; especially in response to a 2 term AOC presidency.

 

It wont be a moderate if it ever happens, it will be far far left just like Trump is acting far far right.  Bernie is a self admitted socialist with a borderline cult following demonizing the rich and powerful.  This is not a script he invented, we gonna see it again with no promise what their true intentions will be.

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12 minutes ago, Larry said:

 

"Attorney General disagrees" in 3, 2, . . . 

State case from before Trump was President. Barr cant cover this one up. Private lawyers representing Trump and his company. It can be overruled but this is a New York matter.

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6 hours ago, Cooked Crack said:

State case from before Trump was President. Barr cant cover this one up. Private lawyers representing Trump and his company. It can be overruled but this is a New York matter.

 

He will just ignore it. Who is going to make him testify? Nobody.

 

6 hours ago, Rdskns2000 said:

I can't see a left wing demagogue,  in the mold of a smarter Trump coming to power. 

 

I can see a smarter Trump from the right, in the future; especially in response to a 2 term AOC presidency.

 

That will be the very next republican president. It won't be a reaction to the left. It will be a doubling down on Trump politics. Somebody young, smart, handsome that just debases the position and appeals to the racists and hatred just like Trump did but that isn't quite so openly corrupt.Well, they will be better about hiding their criminal activities and intent.  Republicans have seen how to wield power and how far basically not giving a **** about anything will get them,. They've seen that our entire democracy is held together by people acting fairly and in good faith. Trump has exposed every hole in our democracy and they will never stop finding people to exploit it now that it's been brought to light so clearly with 0 repercussions.

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36 minutes ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

That will be the very next republican president. It won't be a reaction to the left. It will be a doubling down on Trump politics. Somebody young, smart, handsome that just debases the position and appeals to the racists and hatred just like Trump did but that isn't quite so openly corrupt.Well, they will be better about hiding their criminal activities and intent.  Republicans have seen how to wield power and how far basically not giving a **** about anything will get them,. They've seen that our entire democracy is held together by people acting fairly and in good faith. Trump has exposed every hole in our democracy and they will never stop finding people to exploit it now that it's been brought to light so clearly with 0 repercussions.

 

you don't have to go nearly as far as trump has to be corrupt as ****. nevermind that they will be flagrantly in wrong, the next one will have free reign on the grounds of "well, he/she isn't as bad as trump"

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14 minutes ago, Larry said:

Yeah, I thought the next Republican would be better, after W.  

A cursory examination of the GOP voter base tells me otherwise.

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