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      Good afternoon Redskins fans!  I have once again been invited to sit in the relative comfort of the press box and shout my thoughts into the void via this blog.  As you watch the game today and see the rain  pour relentlessly from the heavens, know that I am safe and dry.  Know also that @Spaceman Spiff is out there somewhere, cold and unappreciated, rolling around in the muck trying to capture that perfect picture.  Maybe say a little prayer for his health (or laugh, whatever, I’m not judging you).  Also, be sure not to miss the pictures he posts on this site after each game.     
       
      Before we get into today's Redskins game, I want give some thanks for more positive occurrences in DC sports.  Congrats to the Washington Mystics for winning their first championship.  Congrats go out to the Washington Nationals as well for reaching the world series.  These two teams (along with the Caps) are working hard to change the sports related mood around this town, and we're all happier for it. 
       
      Lets move now into less cheerful topics, namely your Washington Redskins!  Yow know things are going bad, and I mean really dang bad, when your team has gone through three quarterbacks and two coaches and your not even half way through the season.  Today's fresh hell comes in the form of a specter of the our recent past coming to smirk at our misfortune.  Im talking of course of Kyle.  Kyle's spent the week assuring everyone that he isn’t holding a grudge, while very obviously holding a grudge.  “Everything else.”  You know what I’m talking about. 
       
      If all he brought to town were his hurt feelings we wouldn’t have a problem.  Sadly, he’s arrived with an undefeated football team that the NFL says we have to play this week.  This feels entirely unfair. 
       
      My generic key to the game:  Run the ball and stop the run.  The team (spoiler alert: 49ers) that does this today will win.   
       
      Redskins Inactives  
      QB Colt McCoy  
      S Deshazor Everett  
      CB Josh Norman  
      RB Chris THompson  
      LB Josh Harvey-Clemons 
      G Wes Martin  
      TE Vernon Davis  
       
      49ers inactives  
      QB CJ Beathard 
      WR Deebo Samuel  
      CB Ahkello Witherspoon  
      FB Kyle Juszczyk 
      T Mike McGLinchey 
      T Joe Staley 
      DL DJ Jones 
       
      1st Quarter Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers
       
      Callahan wasn’t playing around when he said he wanted to run the ball.  That first drive was all runs, and looked great... right up until they tried to pass the ball.  Hopkins missed the relatively short fied goal, because of course he did.     

      Maybe Quinn isn’t a good choice to be returning punts?  Consider it.    
       
      That second Redskins drive looked more like what we’ve come to expect from this offense.  Run for negative yards, pass dropped, and an unsuccessful screen pass.  A quintessential Redskins three and out. 

      Passing yards this quarter:  Redskins 3. 49ers 9.  Are you not entertained?! 
       
      Half Time Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers 
       
      How happy are you to spend your Sunday afternoon watching this game?  Consider that some people paid money, to sit in a poncho, in the rain, to watch this game. 
       
      It’s now time for those half time adjustments that our beloved skins do so well.  It’s unlikely the second half mirrors the first. 
       
      3rd Quarter Update 
      Redskins 0 – 3 49ers  
       
      Good news, this game will not end in a 0-0 tie.  Those half time adjustments have kicked in as expected and the 49ers have found a way onto the scoreboard in this messy throwback game.  The Redskins have decided to spend the second half collecting holding penalties and sadness.  Mercifully, only one quarter remains. 
       
      End of Game Update 
      Redskins 0 – 9 49ers 
       
      Callahan hasn’t spent much time as the head coach of the Washington Redskins, but he’s already proven that his team can waste 2nd half timeouts like a veteran.  It makes little sense to adopt a strategy that shortens the game when your team is losing, and it makes even less sense when your team is short on time outs.  I’m not really sure what the thinking as late in this game.    
       
      Next week Kirk Cousins!   
       
       
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Elecciones Presidenciales 11/3/2020- Meltdown Manchild Donny vs Superplanner Lizzie & some other Dems

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3 minutes ago, PleaseBlitz said:

 

Why is he the new media darling?  Random chance?

 

 

I would guess no.

 

Much better story than most of the other dregs and retreads.

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11 minutes ago, PleaseBlitz said:

 

Why is he the new media darling?  Random chance?

 

I'd say the fact that he's gay is a factor.  

 

You know how the cameras love bright, shiny, new things.  

 

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7 minutes ago, twa said:

 

 

I would guess no.

 

Much better story than most of the other dregs and retreads.

 

Exactly.  The whole Rhodes Scholar thing too.  

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Also I’m enjoying the people declaring it an s show (I don’t believe that’s anyone here... people I know are saying it, mostly republicans)

 

the same was said about the republican primary in 2016 and the primary winner is now president so...

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1 minute ago, tshile said:

Also I’m enjoying the people declaring it an s show (I don’t believe that’s anyone here... people I know are saying it, mostly republicans)

 

the same was said about the republican primary in 2016 and the primary winner is now president so...

 

Not sure that you want to point at President Trump as evidence that the system isn't broken.  

 

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I mean, I'll probably watch, but the people I want to hear from aren't the current front runners and probably won't get much focus.

 

I agree this is way too crowded.  I didn't even know Eric Swalwell declared, and I thought Tulsi Gabbard had dropped out already.

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They were just so close to doing these debates right. They said they were going to draw half the "upper tier" (I don't remember the language they used for it) candidates for each debate and half of the lower tier for each. The way they botched it was putting a couple of candidates with basically 2% support (Klobuchar and Booker) in the upper tier. And then the draw just went as badly as it could have. 

 

The shame (apart form that initial mistake) was then not looking at the draw and saying "Well, that didn't work" and just doing it again.

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Is the media smart for releasing these internal polling data?  Do we really need to know that right now?  Doesn't it just work to ramp up Trump's base?  If the media looking to start another close horse race?  Just don't see what there is to gain by doing this right now.

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6 hours ago, PleaseBlitz said:

 

I think cutting people out is fine.  If you've been campaigning for six months and don't have 2% support in the polls, then kindly GTFO. 

 

Those people dont even really care about winning.  They know full well they have no shot.  I'm guessing being able to say you ran for President is rather lucrative.  In a 20-something person field, that bottom half is in it for the money.

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27 minutes ago, visionary said:
 

 

 

 

Beto got punked in this campaign.  He just took a siesta and let Mayor Pete swoop in and take his spot.  

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6 minutes ago, justice98 said:

 

Beto got punked in this campaign.  He just took a siesta and let Mayor Pete swoop in and take his spot.  

Theres still time for Beto to drop out and run for Senate, right?

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5 hours ago, justice98 said:

 

Beto got punked in this campaign.  He just took a siesta and let Mayor Pete swoop in and take his spot.  

 

5 hours ago, Renegade7 said:

Theres still time for Beto to drop out and run for Senate, right?

 

Beto is still a solid candidate with a chance to make noise after the debates thin the crowd down. Im not sure why he stopped his momentum and has been mostly absent from the national spotlight shows during his campaign but he’s done well on those he has appeared on. 

 

He’s got some nice policies he’s put out too that are more progressive than people give him credit for. No he’s not Warren or Bernie but who else is? I think he’s a great balance of some progressivism while still appealing to the moderate block of the party and people that don’t regularly vote like the youth. He’s the only candidate I am entirely confident would rout Trump in the general 

 

I said long ago I thought he should be the VP pick and I’d be happy with him there because his GOTV ability would be hugely beneficial to the ticket. 

 

I don’t want him running for the Senate though. That ship has sailed. 

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I think it’s adorable.  She seems much more comfortable campaigning and being around people than she was when she started out.  It’s interesting how well she’s doing now compared to a few months ago.  

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