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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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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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