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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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18 minutes ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

Do people realize he just called the constitution phony?

 

During the W administration, Doonsberry ran a theme for a while, asserting that the Vice President is Commander in Chief of the fourth branch of government - The Black Branch.  (It's in the classified part of the Constitution.)  

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17 minutes ago, twa said:

one minor difference between Saigon and this is we are not at war with Turkey and are in fact allies.

 

I don't think the definition of "ally" is "they gave us 24 hours notice to get out of their way, before they invaded the territory we were occupying."  

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16 minutes ago, Larry said:

 

I don't think the definition of "ally" is "they gave us 24 hours notice to get out of their way, before they invaded the territory we were occupying."  

 

we are liberators, not occupiers.....plus it is difficult w/o manpower.

talks on the buffer zone have been going on for yrs btw

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27 minutes ago, visionary said:

Also that seems worse.

 

Allies?

Nato seems of a different opinion.....see my earlier link on NATO leadership hugging Edrogans nuts.

 

If ya'll can rally support for fighting Turkey,Iraq and Iran I'm game though.

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nato not un ya drunk

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17 minutes ago, twa said:

we are liberators, not occupiers.....plus it is difficult w/o manpower.

 

We had enough manpower to take it.  (Which I believe usually takes more men than holding it.)  

 

But when ordered to do so, we stood aside and said "here, kill this guy next to me.  Oh, and can you hold off a day or two, so I can grab some of my stuff before I leave him for you to kill?  I'll agree to whatever you tell me, if I can just make my surrender a little more photogenic."  

 

(And I seem to remember that Obama was a traitor to his country, because he didn't occupy the country we invaded.)  

 

22 minutes ago, twa said:

talks on the buffer zone have been going on for yrs btw

 

Oh, that makes the ethnic cleansing OK, then.  The fact that Turkey had wanted it for a long time.  

 

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41 minutes ago, Larry said:

 

I don't think the definition of "ally" is "they gave us 24 hours notice to get out of their way, before they invaded the territory we were occupying."  

 

where did you get 24 hrs If I may ask?

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Just now, twa said:

 

where did you get 24 hrs If I may ask?

 

Sure seems like that was about the time span from Trump's tweet announcing our surrender, to Turkey's invasion.  

 

And it sure seems like our troop commanders learned about our surrender from Trump's tweet.  

 

Now, if you want to argue that Turkey gave us longer notice, and Trump just didn't tell anybody (including our commanders) until 24 hours prior, I'd have trouble believing Trump could keep a secret that well, but I'll let you try to argue it.  

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2 minutes ago, twa said:

 

1)  Announced "withdrawal"?  I thought the first cover story was that we were moving our forces to alternate locations (so they wouldn't be in the invading army's way).  

 

2)  But in any case.  If you want to say they gave us three days notice instead of one, feel free.  

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5 minutes ago, twa said:

just admit the 24 hrs was wrong.

 

Just did.  

 

It's irrelevant.  But congratulations.  

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52 minutes ago, Larry said:

We had enough manpower to take it.  (Which I believe usually takes more men than holding it.)  

 

I'd disagree.  A lot of bombing and such can clear out a way for you to take an area.  Holding an area limits how much bombing you can do.  Plus all the support services that are needed for the people holding an area PLUS the people taking another area.  

 

A lot goes into it but I'd say holding an area takes more people than taking it.

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Oh....  how are we so bad at...well pretty much everything right now?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hmm.  I think there have been a bunch of protests against return of the regime control there lately.

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27 minutes ago, LadySkinsFan said:

At this point, I hope the Republican party becomes like the Whigs, obsolete and irrelevant.

Yep, there are plenty of conservative Democrats to take their place. And we DO need some version of "whoa, Nellie" sometimes. B)

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This reminds me of the Redskins thing. Seriously no one cares that the most overtly racist president to ever hold office in this country the word lynching. I dont even care if republicans take issue with it. We already know he doesn't like blacks and that the rest of them profit off of keeping us back in one form or another. Who cares if he said one word that to me is more representative of southern whites than it is of blacks. 

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15 hours ago, twa said:

 

where did you get 24 hrs If I may ask?

Why did we have to bomb our own bases? Seems indicative of short notice.

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From October 7, call was October 6:
 

WASHINGTON — American forces in northeastern Syria received an urgent, unexpected alert early Monday morning to pull back from their posts.

"We're departing the field," the messages said, according to current and former senior U.S. defense officials.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/chaos-syria-washington-after-trump-call-erdogan-unleashed-turkish-military-n1063516

 

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