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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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Presidential Election :11/3/2020- Trump the Impeached vs Superplanner Lizzie, Shake Your Booty Pete & some other Dems

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1 hour ago, PleaseBlitz said:

 

Okay good. :)  

 

So does that mean you aren't a Bernie person?

I’ve given money to Warren. If Bernie wins, and tbf he has the highest floor of anyone, I’d be happy too. 

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17 minutes ago, BenningRoadSkin said:

I’ve given money to Warren. If Bernie wins, and tbf he has the highest floor of anyone, I’d be happy too. 

 

Agree that Bernie has the highest floor given his weird cult of personality from 2016.  I don't think anyone's floor has any bearing on anything though.  Right now it looks like it's Biden's to lose.  I think Biden certainly has the potential to **** it up, but his flip flop this week shows that he's got people that will help him not get bogged down with fights over discrete issues, which I think is very smart, tactically, for him. 

 

Not that anyone asked, but at this point, in June 2019, I'm looking forward to seeing it play out via debates and other public interactions.  At this point, I'd enthusiastically vote for about half a dozen candidates and have given money to 3.  If Bernie wins the nomination, I'm gonna have to vote very drunk (assuming Trump is still in office).

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10 minutes ago, PleaseBlitz said:

I don't think anyone's floor has any bearing on anything though.

Disagree completely 

 

thats how Trump won the Republican primary in 2016 and why Republicans are scared of acting against him now.

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9 hours ago, goskins10 said:

I expect to see someone like Mayor Pete, Andrew Yang, Tulsi Gabbard or someone like them to emerge. Maybe even a Jay Inslee or Kirsten Gillenbrand.

 

 

Mayor Pete is the only one you listed, who could get the nomination but he's doing very poor with minorities; so doubtful.   Andrew Yang is going no where.  Tulsi is nut and not going anywhere.   Jay is just a single issue candidate.   Kirsten isn't going anywhere.

 

If the nominee isn't Biden or Sanders; then it will probably be Lizzie, Mayor Pete, Kamala or Beto. 

 

Those minor candidates have to really have a good showing at the June and July debates or they will have to start dropping out.  Could someone break out, yeah.  I don't see who it will be though.

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10 minutes ago, Rdskns2000 said:

 

Mayor Pete is the only one you listed, who could get the nomination but he's doing very poor with minorities; so doubtful.   Andrew Yang is going no where.  Tulsi is nut and not going anywhere.   Jay is just a single issue candidate.   Kirsten isn't going anywhere.

 

If the nominee isn't Biden or Sanders; then it will probably be Lizzie, Mayor Pete, Kamala or Beto. 

 

Those minor candidates have to really have a good showing at the June and July debates or they will have to start dropping out.  Could someone break out, yeah.  I don't see who it will be though.

 

 

I am going to guess you either ignored or skipped this part of my comment. 

 

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Only in America would a voter look at Trump vs. Warren and decide over the DNA results.  Considering the entire context of that, versus Trump being pretty much a straight up liar about everything.   Some people are going to vote for Trump on issues, whatever, they won't be swayed, however the so-called middle of the road/independent voters, if they legitimately would vote for Trump over Warren based on that native american thing, then that spells trouble for any candidate ever not named Trump since Trump is the one candidate that seems to be immune from paying any kind of price for consistently lying to people's faces.

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5 minutes ago, BenningRoadSkin said:

I have no idea why Beto is running for President and he doesn’t seem to know either.

 

Assume that for most of them, it's a case of 

 

a)  Who knows, there's a slim chance I might win.  

b)  And even if I don't, I'll vastly improve my name recognition, for a lesser job.  

 

I mean, there's a power vacuum in the Dem Party right now.  Hillary spent the last 8 years crystallizing everything around herself, so there's no real clear bench  ready to step up.  The Dem Party has a starter who just got benched, no second string, and 53 UDFAs.  The chance for a lucky UDFA walking out on the field isn't bad.  

 

And then, the lucky winner gets to go against Trump.  Who in many ways ought to be the weakest incumbent Pres, at least since WW2.  

 

Normally, the chance for somebody to go from Mayor or some such to President would be a joke.  But in this situation?  

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45 minutes ago, BenningRoadSkin said:

I have no idea why Beto is running for President and he doesn’t seem to know either.

 

he believed the press from his earlier run ,too bad for him they have shifted the love to Buttjug.

 

Image result for jilted beto

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We still going on about identity politics when you have Republicans literally trying to rig the census to benefit white Republicans. Major **** out of here with that.

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11 minutes ago, Cooked Crack said:

We still going on about identity politics when you have Republicans literally trying to rig the census to benefit white Republicans. Major **** out of here with that.

Only white identity matters

 

We had hundreds of articles about the white working class voter after the 2016 elections, yet we can’t talk about identity politics. It’s nonsense.

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At this point, with this field, I really think that polling is almost entirely based on name recognition, and the big challenge the candidates have to to is to fight over air time.  

 

(I also think that that's why it's way too early to pronounce Biden as The Only One.  A lot of his numbers, I bet, is simply because a lot of people have heard of him, and don;t have a clue what the other 23 candidates have to say. )

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Hickenlooper is running a strong 1992 campaign 🙄

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