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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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4 minutes ago, Llevron said:

 

We knew this was going to happen at the start....the numbness. It was an inevitability. Much like Thanos. 

 

And like Thanos we need to cut off the ****ers head to be rid of him. 

All the ways I would have predicted that movie gets spoiled for me a trump thread might have been the Last.

Lol.

But yeah I agree. 

 

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1 minute ago, redskinss said:

All the ways I would have predicted that movie gets spoiled for me a trump thread might have been the Last.

Lol.

But yeah I agree. 

 

You're really going to be surprised that Pepper Potts was the one who delivered the blow.

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Tell that **** to McConnell when he interfered with Obama's administration and executive duties. 

 

Really, the sheer nerve of this asshole.

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Add qualifications? So if we get his taxes he's no longer qualified? Not a lawyer but that sounds dumb AF.

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25 minutes ago, redskinss said:

All the ways I would have predicted that movie gets spoiled for me a trump thread might have been the Last.

Lol.

But yeah I agree. 

 

 

If you watch it and remember this you wont see it as a spoiler. I wouldnt do you like that. 

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Mueller must have something good on Trump Jr in order for the republicans to compel him to testify (so that he can reject the house later).

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9 hours ago, visionary said:

 

 

I'm pretty sure that they all know that their legal case against this stuff is complete bull****. They're just hoping to run out the clock in the courts. They'll stall it for as long as they can. 

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Never thought I'd see the day, but if the courts ultimately side with Trump we will have ourselves a good ole authoritarian regime.  

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14 minutes ago, HOF44 said:

Never thought I'd see the day, but if the courts ultimately side with Trump we will have ourselves a good ole authoritarian regime.  

 

 

The irony of the republican congress and it's voters is tragic. Freedom, capitalism? Nope. FASCISM.

 

Goodbye, USA. It was nice to be a part of it.

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16 minutes ago, HOF44 said:

Never thought I'd see the day, but if the courts ultimately side with Trump we will have ourselves a good ole authoritarian regime.  

All hail King trump. A sad time to be an American. As I said when Meuller found little to use. Goodbye America, welcome to trumpica.

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18 minutes ago, HOF44 said:

Never thought I'd see the day, but if the courts ultimately side with Trump we will have ourselves a good ole authoritarian regime.  

 

They most likely will on the taxes and the overly broad mueller report request. the latter they will likely just tell them to negotiate .

 

Both would be the historical norm

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1 minute ago, twa said:

Both would be the historical norm

I’ll give you a million dollars if you provide examples of those being the historical norms.

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3 minutes ago, Sacks 'n' Stuff said:

I’ll give you a million dollars if you provide examples of those being the historical norms.

 

 

I don't believe you.

 

The tax request is too narrowly focused for legislative and oversight request norms.

 

The Mueller request clearly is asking for things protected by law and recent court rulings.

 

Send me a deposit and I'll cite cases 

 

 

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27 minutes ago, twa said:

The tax request is too narrowly focused for legislative and oversight request norms.

 

Really?  Too narrow?  

 

I'd bet the Dems would be happy to demand more of his financials, if you'd like.  Would, say, audited financials on every Trump business, including the identities of any major "customers", beginning when he declared for office?  

 

Or I suppose they could simply follow the precedent the Republicans have used on the last two Dem Presidents, and announce that they intend to demand "everything".  

 

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3 minutes ago, Larry said:

 

Really?  Too narrow?  

 

 

Plus, you'd think a "narrow focus" is a good thing as opposed to broad reasoning of just wanting to see them for the sake of who knows what.   

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1 hour ago, twa said:

I don't believe you.

 

The tax request is too narrowly focused for legislative and oversight request norms.

 

The Mueller request clearly is asking for things protected by law and recent court rulings.

 

Send me a deposit and I'll cite cases 

I propose we allow our fellow ES members to decide who is right and then agree to abide by their decision. Of course, most of them don’t affiliate with the same political party as you so I’m confident they’ll correctly rule in my favor and force you to pay the million dollars that you promised. However, if you are somehow able to present absolutely irrefutable evidence of your claim, they understand that what I actually said was that I’d give you a million doll hairs... damn autocorrect got me.

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32 minutes ago, visionary said:

 

 

 

I'm curious as to what Rand's purpose was for this tweet? Was there sarcasm or a slight break in the ranks? 

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14 minutes ago, Busch1724 said:

 

 

I'm curious as to what Rand's purpose was for this tweet? Was there sarcasm or a slight break in the ranks? 

To be vauge so both sides can interpret it differently.

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20 minutes ago, Llevron said:

This press conference he is giving is wild

 

Who?  What's going on?

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2 hours ago, twa said:

 

They most likely will on the taxes and the overly broad mueller report request. the latter they will likely just tell them to negotiate .

 

Both would be the historical norm

 

Please stop trying to pretend that anything that is happening here is in any way a historical norm. It's just not true. 

 

 

Add: It seems now Trump has started hedging a bit on his exoneration claims. He's now apparently saying "no collusion and essentially no obstruction."

 

:ols:

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