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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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3 hours ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

 

This is what it was always going to come down to for them. "Do you have a video proof of Donald Trump asking Putin to hack the DNC and help him win the election? No, i thought so. Zero collusion found."

 

Even if a there was a literal recording of a meeting between Trump and Putin where Trump openly said he wanted Putin's help it wouldn't matter to the Trumpbarts. They would just say it's fake and doctored and dismiss it out of hand. 

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1 hour ago, mistertim said:

 

Even if a there was a literal recording of a meeting between Trump and Putin where Trump openly said he wanted Putin's help it wouldn't matter to the Trumpbarts. They would just say it's fake and doctored and dismiss it out of hand. 

 

 

Helsinki was all anyone would need to see. I was pretty convinced about Trump and Putin long before that day, but after that meeting and press conference I've gone ahead and assumed that we are Russia now. They might as well call us the United States Soviet Republic. I wish I were kidding.

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4 hours ago, Darrell Green Fan said:

 

I have been thinking this all day.  This Manafort news is huge and pretty much the smoking gun evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia which shoots a hole right "nothingburger" crowd's claim that there was nothing found.  Kind of suck that they burried the lead but this story is not going anywhere, it's just the start.

 

Especially after the speech from last night was something Trump didn't want to do. I think he thought, well at least this will squash the Mueller news that's coming. 

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Someone correct me if I'm wrong but this Manafort news is only useful if they can show Trump knew/ordered it, correct?  At least when considering the ultimate goal of nailing Trump.  I think we all "know" Trump was in on it.  But it isn't what you know, it's what you can prove.

 

(where is our ES house counsel? @PleaseBlitz)

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1 hour ago, visionary said:
 

 

 

Useful information? Shared?

 

Wtf, how much is that internal polling data worth to a foreign entity? Gotta be millions... 10's, 100's? 

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5 hours ago, Chachie said:

Anybody else remember when Larry the Cable Guy used to come on 98 Rock in Baltimore and his tagline was, "What the Hell is this? Russia?"

 

Yyyyeeaaahhh....

My favorite radio station for a reason. Oh, and Extreme's "It's A Monster" while waiting for a flight at Dulles. 

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4 hours ago, Chachie said:

 

 

Helsinki was all anyone would need to see. I was pretty convinced about Trump and Putin long before that day, but after that meeting and press conference I've gone ahead and assumed that we are Russia now. They might as well call us the United States Soviet Republic. I wish I were kidding.

 

Withdrawal from Syria seems to have been the straw that broke a lot of general's backs. 

 

I'm tempted to list the endorsement of Russia's conquering of the Ukraine, although we pretty much gave them that under Obama. 

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21 minutes ago, Chachie said:

Honestly, I'm beginning to think the shutdown is Putin's too.

 

I been thought that. There is a sanction that will come off the books for a particular Russian oligarch - The names I dont have but ill look - that is suspected of being involved with the Trump Moscow thing if it lasts over a month. 

 

Now, I dont think Trump has the nads to do it. But if he waits that long and that sanction comes off the books because no congress to vote for it then we make a funding deal.....I feel like most will notice and it will be a big ****ing deal.  

 

Ill see if I can find that info so I know i didnt make it up in a drunken tirade. 

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13 hours ago, BRAVEONAWARPATH said:

 

 

+1 for the PRISM program, though exactly like many feared they were using it to find more then terrorists.  Need to be careful with how much is admissible in court

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22 minutes ago, Llevron said:

 

I been thought that. There is a sanction that will come off the books for a particular Russian oligarch - The names I dont have but ill look - that is suspected of being involved with the Trump Moscow thing if it lasts over a month. 

 

Now, I dont think Trump has the nads to do it. But if he waits that long and that sanction comes off the books because no congress to vote for it then we make a funding deal.....I feel like most will notice and it will be a big ****ing deal.  

 

Ill see if I can find that info so I know i didnt make it up in a drunken tirade. 

 

 

I don't think his nads have anything to do with it. Putin tells him to do stuff, he does it. Courage and consideration be damned.

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22 minutes ago, Llevron said:

 

I been thought that. There is a sanction that will come off the books for a particular Russian oligarch - The names I dont have but ill look - that is suspected of being involved with the Trump Moscow thing if it lasts over a month. 

 

Now, I dont think Trump has the nads to do it. But if he waits that long and that sanction comes off the books because no congress to vote for it then we make a funding deal.....I feel like most will notice and it will be a big ****ing deal.  

 

Ill see if I can find that info so I know i didnt make it up in a drunken tirade. 

 

Dems are having a secure hearing with Steve mnuchin today to investigate why they are easing sanctions on Oleg deripaska

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15 hours ago, TheGreatBuzz said:

Someone correct me if I'm wrong but this Manafort news is only useful if they can show Trump knew/ordered it, correct?  At least when considering the ultimate goal of nailing Trump.  I think we all "know" Trump was in on it.  But it isn't what you know, it's what you can prove.

 

(where is our ES house counsel? @PleaseBlitz)

 

Yes but Trump does not have to be directly involved, just as Nixon never broke into Watergate,  to be in trouble.   This certainly puts in play Trump orchestrating a cover up and obstruction which I kind of always felt was the case all along. The firing of Comey alone looked like obstruction to me.  

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1 hour ago, Darrell Green Fan said:

The firing of Comey alone looked like obstruction to me.  

 

Looked like it to Comey, too. That's why he hade sure to document it, and to spread around his notes. 

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18 hours ago, TheGreatBuzz said:

Someone correct me if I'm wrong but this Manafort news is only useful if they can show Trump knew/ordered it, correct?  At least when considering the ultimate goal of nailing Trump.  I think we all "know" Trump was in on it.  But it isn't what you know, it's what you can prove.

 

(where is our ES house counsel? @PleaseBlitz)

 

Not necessarily.  Meaning, Trump doesn't have to know about/order every specific action Manafort did in order to be liable for it.  If Trump and Manafort were knowingly engaged in a conspiracy to illegally influence the election, Trump could still potentially get nailed for things Manafort did to advance that conspiracy, even if Trump didn't know about or order a specific action.  

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6 hours ago, PleaseBlitz said:

 

Not necessarily.  Meaning, Trump doesn't have to know about/order every specific action Manafort did in order to be liable for it.  If Trump and Manafort were knowingly engaged in a conspiracy to illegally influence the election, Trump could still potentially get nailed for things Manafort did to advance that conspiracy, even if Trump didn't know about or order a specific action.  

I swear...I read that in Sam Waterston's voice. It went up in pitch at the end and he actually ran his hand thru his hair. 

Bless you & what you do. All ****in day long. 😻

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1 hour ago, skinsmarydu said:

I swear...I read that in Sam Waterston's voice. It went up in pitch at the end and he actually ran his hand thru his hair. 

Bless you & what you do. All ****in day long. 😻

 

 

Come hither. 

 

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