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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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7 minutes ago, Hersh said:

 

You mean voters on the left decided who was on the ticket? I rest my case. 

 

The race on the left is wide open. 

You are aware of what thumb on the scale means right?  Not the same as 100% decided.  You don't think the DNC favored HRC over BHO?  And that they weren't trying to set her up in spite the voters apparently wanting BHO instead?

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26 minutes ago, TheGreatBuzz said:

You are aware of what thumb on the scale means right?  Not the same as 100% decided.  You don't think the DNC favored HRC over BHO?  And that they weren't trying to set her up in spite the voters apparently wanting BHO instead?

 

There are always thumbs on a scale in almost any race in any party. Be it party officials, individual donors, corporate donors, advocacy groups, Russia, etc almost always have a preferred candidate. In the end, voters always decide it. 

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7 minutes ago, Hersh said:

 

There are always thumbs on a scale in almost any race in any party. Be it party officials, individual donors, corporate donors, advocacy groups, Russia, etc almost always have a preferred candidate. In the end, voters always decide it. 

I doubt you and I will ever agree on how much the DNC has their thumbs on the scale.  To each their own.  How honest the primaries come across will determine a lot of independent voters.  Me included.  Pull some **** like 2016 and Trump will win again.  Up to ya'll. 

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Man, someone ALWAYS tried to "put a thumb on the scale", money or connections or dirty tricks or whatever. Personally I'd settle for knowing which thumbs and why at this point. It's those sneaky thumbs that tip the balance that you're never sure whose they are that irk me.

 

This is why I keep bangin' the same drum, IMO the single most urgent and important issue I want to see the Dems addressing is voting! Voting access for everyone, every single American should be allowed and empowered and encouraged to vote.

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This might go better in the vote fraud thread, but I was wondering about that. 

 

I assume the House is going to have an issue on who to seat from that district in NC. I'm wondering if maybe a House investigation into the thing might be a good idea, and might get the media to pay attention to a story that I think needs attention. 

 

Yeah, I'd really prefer for that matter to be investigated by somebody less partisan and less publicity-seeking than Congress. But (I have trouble believing that I'm actually saying this) other than the FBI, I'm not sure there's any investigator I trust more than a public investigation by Congress. 

 

And i can see the argument that Congress' constitutional authority to determine its own membership gives then the authority to investigate just how much fraud there was, and by who. 

 

(But yeah, I'm also remembering a Mark Russel line in which he observes that Jessee Helms wants Congress to take over the Elian Gonzalles matter to take the politics out of it.)

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1 hour ago, FanboyOf91 said:

The horserace coverage is going to be a disaster for the Dems.

 

Only if there are sore losers that claim to believe one set of values then vote completely against those values with a vote for Trump if their candidate doesn’t win. We all know to whom I’m referring.

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On 12/24/2018 at 12:42 PM, LD0506 said:

 

 

 

Is this suggesting that the illiterate populace should rule the wealthy elite? 

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3 minutes ago, CousinsCowgirl84 said:

 

 

Is this suggesting that the illiterate populace should rule the wealthy elite? 

 

Wow. You discerned the hidden message so succinctly. 

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1 hour ago, Larry said:

 

Wow. You discerned the hidden message so succinctly. 

 

 

hmm, well, i don’t think the illiterate masses should rule anything, that’s how trump got elected. Hicksville really showed up for that election. Trump loves him some poorly educated...

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Think the environment might be a winning issue for the Dems.  But I don;t see anybody becoming POTUS by making it his number one issue.  

 

Now, I think that if the Dems want a winning issue to be their flagship?  

 

They need somebody to claim the "fiscal conservative" flag.  Somebody who's talking points are reducing the deficit, insuring the long-term solvency of Social Security, and then go from there.  

 

Maybe I'm just projecting my personal opinions on the electorate at large, but I think there's a lot of electoral territory to claim, there.  

 

 

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@Larry couldn't agree more.  dems would be surprised how effective taking something that uses to be a core Republican value and explaining how to do it responsibly will be.

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I do love that there is a candidate that will make climate change their most important issue. The good thing about Inslee and even Warren is that they will help the conversation on important issues which get ignored by the media as far as candidates stances on them. 

If Inslee does it right, he can connect climate change to health care, the economy and education. Make it personal 

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The environmental issue is a prism through which every other must now be seen. Hell, that should've been the case 40 years ago.

 

Green jobs = economic security, American scientific and technological progress (which means more $), leadership, doing the right thing, etc.

 

If Inslee or someone can make that case to voters, it could gain traction.

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The most overrated and underrated 2020 Democrats

 

ere's how you get a crowded presidential primary: A beatable opponent plus no clear frontrunner. With President Trump consistently unpopular, under investigation from every side, and beset by a never-ending stream of scandals — plus no Hillary Clinton to clear the field — the 2020 Democratic presidential primary is going to be a huge mess.

The dysfunctional American political system means the primary campaign has already begun. So we might as well embrace this hell world and start speculating about future events we have limited-at-best knowledge of!

 

As 2019 begins, here's my highly premature and incomplete handicap of the 2020 primary field, based off the PredictIt prices for who will win at the time of writing. As Vox explains, "The site runs a market on the 2020 race where you can buy 'stock' in any candidate, and each share you own of the candidate will pay out a value of $1 if they win the nomination." Based on those prices, writers at Vox put together a list of overrated and overrated candidates. Here are mine, in order of PredictIt prices:

 

The contenders

1. Beto O'Rourke. Cost: 19 cents. Verdict: Sell.

 

2. Joe Biden. Cost: 18 cents. Verdict: Sell.

 

3. Kamala Harris. Cost: 18 cents. Verdict: Sell.

 

4. Bernie Sanders. Cost: 15 cents. Verdict: Hold.

 

5. Amy Klobuchar. Cost: 11 cents. Verdict: Sell.

 

6. Cory Booker. Cost: 9 cents. Verdict: Hold.

 

7. Elizabeth Warren. Cost: 8 cents. Verdict: Buy.

 

8. Kirsten Gillibrand. Cost: 6 cents. Verdict: Buy.

 

The dark horses

1. Oprah. Cost: 3 cents. Verdict: Buy.

 

2. Andrew Cuomo. Cost: 1 cent. Verdict: Sell.

 

3. Mark Zuckerberg. Cost: 1 cent. Verdict: Sell.

 

4. Hillary Clinton. Cost: 1 cent. Verdict: Sell.

 

5. Michael Bloomberg. Cost: N/A. Verdict: Sell.

 

6. Richard Ojeda. Cost: N/A. Verdict: Buy.

 

Click on the link for more
 
 

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On 1/1/2019 at 10:44 PM, Springfield said:

So it’s a hard pass on Elizabeth Warren for me bro

I campaigned for Warren when she ran for Senate. 

I've been to her speeches and I've met her.

I love Elizabeth Warren and I still dont want her to run, she's way too beatable. 

We need someone who will crush trump.

It sucks because 95 percent of it isn't her fault but it is what it is.

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3 hours ago, redskinss said:

I campaigned for Warren when she ran for Senate. 

I've been to her speeches and I've met her.

I love Elizabeth Warren and I still dont want her to run, she's way too beatable. 

We need someone who will crush trump.

It sucks because 95 percent of it isn't her fault but it is what it is.

 

My knowledge of Warren is incomplete but I’ve watched her absolutely destroy a Wells Fargo executive in a senate hearing and she put forward some really ambitious but realistic policy proposals in the past few months. 

 

My question is regarding her perception- why do people dislike her and why is she viewed as easily beatable?

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2 hours ago, skinsfan_1215 said:

 

My question is regarding her perception- why do people dislike her and why is she viewed as easily beatable?

 

1. She's a woman

2. She's a powerful woman who is knowledgeable and speaks her mind.

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2 hours ago, skinsfan_1215 said:

 

 

 

My question is regarding her perception- why do people dislike her and why is she viewed as easily beatable?

 

Her positions are too liberal for a nationwide election and she lacks a dynamic personality is the general theme.

 

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1 hour ago, LadySkinsFan said:

 

1. She's a woman

2. She's a powerful woman who is knowledgeable and speaks her mind.

2 hours.

 

That is the answer to my question "how long until LSF comes in and blames it on gender instead of her overly liberal policy positions?"

 

Gotta admit it took longer than expected. 

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