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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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7 minutes ago, StillUnknown said:

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, TryTheBeal! said:

“Obliterating the economy” is probably the one thing that Trump can and will deliver.

 

Only if they sell him the economy, first.  

 

Hell, he hasn't even obliterated the American economy.  Yet.  

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10 minutes ago, Barry.Randolphe said:

 

How is it remotely acceptable to talk to an 'ally' like this? Jesus christ

 

Pretty sure the way he talks to "allies" is along the lines of "Hey, Rudy, go talk to this guy in Ukraine.  Alone.  Make sure he knows what I want."

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When I first read that tweet I assumed it was fake. I am not sure why I even question the validity of his tweets anymore, but even still, on almost a daily basis, I sometimes fail to grasp who we're dealing with.

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That's what happens when both forums center around "leaders" who are arrogant, incompetent, and self-delusional.

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6 minutes ago, TheGreatBuzz said:

God damn, I can't figure out which forum is more depressing.  Here or the Stadium.

 

Its like you are in my sad little head today 

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Posted (edited)

 

 

 

Republicans are pissed.  Way too many tweets (including a ton by Graham) to post them all, but here’s a few.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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So, the GOP will actively assist Trump in bullying a foreign government into helping the GOP win an election.  But withdrawing from a war which we claim we won years ago, well, that's too far?  

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how dare they question don's great and unmatched wisdom

 

if they're not careful, don and stevie and billybarr may have lindsey and marco hung for treason as an example to any goper who dare criticize him on anything

 

which would then put me in that extremely uncomfortable position of finding even a pile of vile debris like don can be right about some things

 

 

 

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This doesn’t seem to match up with the statement the whitehouse put out last night or the facts on the ground.

 

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Also wondering.  

 

1)  Maybe this discussion belongs more in the Syria thread than the Trump cabinet one?  

 

2)  I admit, I haven't been paying attention, here.  (A common confession on my part.)  What's Turkey's motive, here?  Have the Kurds been attacking Turkey?  (I could see that happening.  Them deciding that all these weapons we've given them means they can liberate the Turkish Kurds.  But has it been happening?  Or is Turkey simply afraid that it might, in the future?)  

 

Is Turkey defending itself?  Or conducting a preemptive strike against a bunch of uppity minorities who might give oppressed Turks ideas?  

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24 minutes ago, Larry said:

2)  I admit, I haven't been paying attention, here.  (A common confession on my part.)  What's Turkey's motive, here?  Have the Kurds been attacking Turkey?  (I could see that happening.  Them deciding that all these weapons we've given them means they can liberate the Turkish Kurds.  But has it been happening?  Or is Turkey simply afraid that it might, in the future?)  

 

Turkey’s border with Syria is mostly populated by Kurds, many who want their own autonomous state. Turkey views the formation of an independent Kurdish state in this part of Syria as likely escalating the Kurdish separatist movement within its own borders.

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And this is the guy the "majority of the military" supports?  Why again?

 

Weird how the first resistance to Trump by his lapdogs is when it comes to something military-related.   They know in their hearts there is an unqualified fool in the white house, and his actions are costing lives.  How many are too many for them to keep going along with his idiocy?

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6 minutes ago, No Excuses said:

 

Turkey’s border with Syria is mostly populated by Kurds, many who want their own autonomous state. Turkey views the formation of an independent Kurdish state in this part of Syria as likely escalating the Kurdish separatist movement within its own borders.

This worry of theirs seems a lot less legitimate years after the Kurdish forces took over the area.  Right now it looks a lot more like a land grab and an excuse to kill Kurds. 

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3 minutes ago, visionary said:

 

 

 

 

Figured that was going to happen (if it hadn't already.)  

 

The US Department of Justice intends to go to court to argue that the POTUS is immune from even being investigated for violating criminal law.  

 

Can the AG be impeached for that?  

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This Turkey-Syria stuff is reiterating the point I made (probably 100 pages ago at least now) that the problem with a know-nothing person in the white house is that they are in charge of foreign policy decisions.  It is one thing for someone not to be an expert on every single conflict going on around the world, but does anyone think Trump has ever had a single though on some of these regions, conflicts, wars, situations etc etc etc.....outside of a single generic tweet over the years?  

 

What in Trump's resume leading up to the election gave anyone any confidence what so ever that he would be a sound mind on foreign policy?  Dude can fake knowing about some things, but it he is getting played by foreign leaders left and right because they all know how stupid the guy is.  It's painfully obvious.  He has zero business making these kinds of decisions and/or negotiating.  He is in way over his head.  

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Posted (edited)

So um....

 

 

 

 

Also... are we ancient China?

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2 minutes ago, visionary said:

So um....

 

 

 

 

Figures that Pat Robertson's problem with the plan, is that it reduces the chance of America being involved in an Armageddon Holy War.  

 

Pat, you just made me support Donald Trump.  A little.  

 

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