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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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37 minutes ago, visionary said:

Paulie Cicero was “not happy” with Henry Hill’s performance in the courtroom today.

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"Republican Criticism"
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Toothless. Worthless bootlicking snakes who get their boots licked by the idiots who support this in ANY way at all.

 

Didn't take long to SHOW ME.

 

~Bang

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40 minutes ago, visionary said:

 

 

Mulvaney should have just said " Rick Perry made me do it"

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Wait....maybe...yep.
 
 
 
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On 10/17/2019 at 12:28 AM, visionary said:

Well to be fair, Nancy stole that from me first. I trolled twa with that prayer bit two weeks ago.
 

 

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1 hour ago, visionary said:
 

How many "If you didn't already think Trump was unfit for office," moments have we had during this Presidency?  It's been, at least, a monthly occurrence. 

 

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Seems to be a pretty typical ceasefire in Syria so far.

 

 

 

 

 

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Someone explain to me why the way Trump is handling Turkey is meet with so much Republican resistance when he can get away with literally anything else here at home? Not being sarcastic, I actually dont understand why it seems like all the Republican skin in the game is overseas. Whats the deal? 

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6 minutes ago, Llevron said:

Someone explain to me why the way Trump is handling Turkey is meet with so much Republican resistance when he can get away with literally anything else here at home? Not being sarcastic, I actually dont understand why it seems like all the Republican skin in the game is overseas. Whats the deal? 

 

Realpolitik goes against the grain , most of his domestic choices don't.

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7 minutes ago, twa said:

 

Realpolitik goes against the grain , most of his domestic choices don't.

 

So are you saying what he did in regards to Turkey was practical? (just trying to make sure im following you) 

 

 

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15 minutes ago, Llevron said:

Someone explain to me why the way Trump is handling Turkey is meet with so much Republican resistance when he can get away with literally anything else here at home? Not being sarcastic, I actually dont understand why it seems like all the Republican skin in the game is overseas. Whats the deal? 

 

American combat troops fleeing in disorganized panic from the Turkish army is a bad look.  Hard to spin into yet another example of so much winning.  

 

Not impossible, mind you.  They've successfully sold bigger whoppers, including the famous "no collusion".  But it's hard to to without advance notice.  

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6 minutes ago, Llevron said:

 

So are you saying what he did in regards to Turkey was practical? (just trying to make sure im following you) 

 

 

 

yes it is practical rather than moral/ideological based

 

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Realpolitik is politics or diplomacy based primarily on considerations of given circumstances and factors, rather than explicit ideological notions or moral and ethical premises. In this respect, it shares aspects of its philosophical approach with those of realism and pragmatism. Wikipedia

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12 minutes ago, twa said:

 

yes it is practical rather than moral/ideological based

 

 

 

Hmmm. It only took me two posts to regret engagement this time around. 👍

 

EDIT: Also, I know what the word means. I wouldnt have used a ****ing synonym for it if I didnt. 

 

23 minutes ago, Larry said:

 

American combat troops fleeing in disorganized panic from the Turkish army is a bad look.  Hard to spin into yet another example of so much winning.  

 

Not impossible, mind you.  They've successfully sold bigger whoppers, including the famous "no collusion".  But it's hard to to without advance notice.  

 

This makes more sense. They cant pretend blowing up our own base of operations and running away is a good thing. Its not even ...... practical. No rational person would think it is. 

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