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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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2 hours ago, Cooked Crack said:

de Blasio can't eve get above 0 in his own city. Wrap it up.

He was done before he entered the race. 

 

It's kind of weird, or maybe it just shows you how blinded by arrogance some of these guys are. I mean, I could have told you (and the point is, I ain't special, millions and millions of people could have told you) that deBlasio not only didn't have a chance to win, he didn't have a chance to have any impact on the race at all. It was as close to a certainty as possible that the only realistic outcome to him signing up was making himself some kind of a joke, And yet he did. 

 

I guess these people get so full of themselves that they think they can overcome what everyone in the world knows is coming. But it's kind of amazing to watch it happen.

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4 minutes ago, Rufus T Firefly said:

He was done before he entered the race. 

 

It's kind of weird, or maybe it just shows you how blinded by arrogance some of these guys are. I mean, I could have told you (and the point is, I ain't special, millions and millions of people could have told you) that deBlasio not only didn't have a chance to win, he didn't have a chance to have any impact on the race at all. It was as close to a certainty as possible that the only realistic outcome to him signing up was making himself some kind of a joke, And yet he did. 

 

I guess these people get so full of themselves that they think they can overcome what everyone in the world knows is coming. But it's kind of amazing to watch it happen.

 

These guys live in insulated bubbles and not the real world, plus most of their interactions are with people who have to deal with them in an imbalanced power dynamic. This stilted feedback over time changes the pallate of their decision making and gives them false senses of reality.

 

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6 minutes ago, Rufus T Firefly said:

He was done before he entered the race. 

 

It's kind of weird, or maybe it just shows you how blinded by arrogance some of these guys are.

de Blasio was mad that a mayor of a college town was getting shine and thought he could do better.

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2 minutes ago, Fresh8686 said:

 

These guys live in insulated bubbles and not the real world, plus most of their interactions are with people who have to deal with them in an imbalanced power dynamic. This stilted feedback over time changes the pallate of their decision making and gives them false senses of reality.

 

Power Causes Brain Damage

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Don't disagree. But if you were going to subject yourself to the scrutiny and potential scorn that comes for you (and your family) with a Presidential run, then I have to assume you solicit a variety of opinions first. And any political analyst worth $5 could have told deBlasio (or Bennet, or Bullock, or Swallwell, etc) that all you're going to accomplish by running is to make yourself look foolish. 

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25 minutes ago, Rufus T Firefly said:

Don't disagree. But if you were going to subject yourself to the scrutiny and potential scorn that comes for you (and your family) with a Presidential run, then I have to assume you solicit a variety of opinions first. And any political analyst worth $5 could have told deBlasio (or Bennet, or Bullock, or Swallwell, etc) that all you're going to accomplish by running is to make yourself look foolish. 

 

I feel you and I agree as well regarding that point, but then the question is do they listen to those people? 

 

Look how Dan Snyder handles having someone like Brian Lafemina or whatever his name was telling him to deal with reality regarding his fanbase. He fired that guy and kept the sycophant instead. 

 

Its a reoccurring pattern for people like that unfortunately. 

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21 minutes ago, Fresh8686 said:

 

I feel you and I agree as well regarding that point, but then the question is do they listen to those people? 

 

Look how Dan Snyder handles having someone like Brian Lafemina or whatever his name was telling him to deal with reality regarding his fanbase. He fired that guy and kept the sycophant instead. 

 

Its a reoccurring pattern for people like that unfortunately. 

That's basically my point. 

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14 hours ago, Rufus T Firefly said:

And any political analyst worth $5 could have told deBlasio (or Bennet, or Bullock, or Swallwell, etc) that all you're going to accomplish by running is to make yourself look foolish

 

Yeah but where would I be right now in my life without Swalwell’s “I’m gonna break up with Russia and make up with NATO” line altering the political landscape for seconds after 

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16 hours ago, Fresh8686 said:

Look how Dan Snyder handles having someone like Brian Lafemina or whatever his name was telling him to deal with reality regarding his fanbase. He fired that guy and kept the sycophant instead.

Yup. That’s how megalomaniacs operate.

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^^I think Beto proposing and not walking this back is going to be a major rallying cry for GOP voters.  Like to the point I could see it swinging the election back to GOP favor.  Someone needs to tell Beto to cool it.

 

***Not discussing the merits of his proposal, etc.  ONLY the election impact.  There are other threads for the rest of that conversation. 

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7 minutes ago, TheGreatBuzz said:

^^I think Beto proposing and not walking this back is going to be a major rallying cry for GOP voters.  Like to the point I could see it swinging the election back to GOP favor.  Someone needs to tell Beto to cool it.

 

***Not discussing the merits of his proposal, etc.  ONLY the election impact.  There are other threads for the rest of that conversation. 

 

I think it works both ways.  There is a lot of evidence that (1) gun control advocates are just as engaged on the issue as gun rights advocates and (2) more people support an assault weapons ban than don't by a wide margin.  According to the linked Fox News poll, 46% of Republicans support an assault weapons ban.  Nearly 90% of Democrats do.  

 

Of course, a ban going forward and a mandatory buyback are 2 different issues. Also, what % of voters do you think fit into both of the following buckets:  (1) fanatical about guns and (2) on the fence about Trump.  Probably not many.  

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I didn't think Buttigieg had a chance up until recently. Pretty interesting to see how he has risen. 

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First, the ban like before. Then a buy back program in the Democrats second term m 

 

Beto needs to cool it. I know he's passionate about this issue and so are many people. But mandatory buy back goes right to the Democrats will take your guns argument of the NRA and Republicans for years.

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9 minutes ago, LadySkinsFan said:

First, the ban like before. Then a buy back program in the Democrats second term m 

 

Beto needs to cool it. I know he's passionate about this issue and so are many people. But mandatory buy back goes right to the Democrats will take your guns argument of the NRA and Republicans for years.

 

Yeah that really plays right into their hands. The NRA was probably giddy when they found out Beto said that. He couldn't have given them a better gift. 

 

For decades it's been:

Republicans: "The Dems are going to come for your guns!"

Dems: "Um, no we aren't. Nobody is even proposing that"

 

Now it's:

Republicans: "The Dems are going to come for your guns!"

Dems: "Um, no we aren't. Nobody is even proposing that"

Beto: "We're coming for your guns!"

Dems: "Bruh..."

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12 minutes ago, mistertim said:

 

Yeah that really plays right into their hands. The NRA was probably giddy when they found out Beto said that. He couldn't have given them a better gift. 

 

For decades it's been:

Republicans: "The Dems are going to come for your guns!"

Dems: "Um, no we aren't. Nobody is even proposing that"

 

Now it's:

Republicans: "The Dems are going to come for your guns!"

Dems: "Um, no we aren't. Nobody is even proposing that"

Beto: "We're coming for your guns!"

Dems: "Bruh..."

 

For decades we didn't have a mass shooting every day. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Llevron said:

I didn't think Buttigieg had a chance up until recently. Pretty interesting to see how he has risen. 

You gotta squint pretty hard to see any recent gain worth mentioning with Buttigieg. He's in single digits, well below where he was 3 or 4 months ago. By the averages, he's over 10 points out of 3rd place Nationally, or in Iowa or NH. He barely registers in Nevada and SC.

 

I never thought there was any shot the Democrats would pick a ridiculously young and inexperienced, smallish guy to be the one to go against Trump in what most of them consider the most important election of their lifetimes. He's got a bright future, but I don't think there's a chance in hell he could win the nomination. I would bet on Beto or Booker to do so before I'd bet on him.

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Coming for your AKs and your ARs. Couple very obvious points to this.

 

Nobody needs an AR.

 

Flooding our country with military grade weapons should have never happened in the first place.

 

Predictably, it’s resulted in a rack of body bags.

 

A buyback of military grade killing machines is not radical. It’s common sense.

 

Im not worried about what the dumb**** NRA says. **** those mother****ers.

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11 minutes ago, Sacks 'n' Stuff said:

Coming for your AKs and your ARs. Couple very obvious points to this.

 

Nobody needs an AR.

 

Flooding our country with military grade weapons should have never happened in the first place.

 

Predictably, it’s resulted in a rack of body bags.

 

A buyback of military grade killing machines is not radical. It’s common sense.

 

Im not worried about what the dumb**** NRA says. **** those mother****ers.

 

Also, the NRA ain't the force it once was. not saying its a pushover, but its also not the invincible machine it seemed in years past

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It's not like he said we gonna take all the guns, just what you would classify as weapons of war.  You dont need weapons of war for self defense, and a lot of people get that, enough that I'm not worried about it. 

 

Id be suprised if the other candidates disnt in some support a buy back program, so part of me is glad that someone finally said they would do it instead of Dems wondering if they finally will.  Keep in mind, this is very much about turnout, I'd Dems have a higher turnout they win, regardless of what the NRA wants.

 

Now that we've started that conversation, he needs to follow it up with what guns hed protect so someone doesnt come behind him and try to take the rest.  At least I want some to clarify what guns should be allowed versus saying keep them all or be vague on which ones to take.

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