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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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13 minutes ago, Cooked Crack said:

 

 

Just say no during the primaries. She is great on some issues but not as a candidate for POTUS

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6 minutes ago, Hersh said:

 

Just say no during the primaries. She is great on some issues but not as a candidate for POTUS

I don't see her gaining traction. She works better as a Senator. Only good thing is we now have notable candidates in the running.

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39 minutes ago, Cooked Crack said:

 

She made my prediction come true. I said a major candidate or two would announce before 2019. She literally waits until the final day.

 

She won't go far though. Trump has already made her look like mince meat.

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1 hour ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

No to Warren, Biden, Bernie, Clinton and the old guard. I’d like younger, charismatic and diverse candidates. 


Absolutely not to Warren, she would be the preferred candidate for Trump.  He'd LOVE to campaign against "Pocahontas."  Warren would push Trumplings to the booths in droves. 

Lemme get dat John Hickenlooper/Kamala Harris ticket  :wub:

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27 minutes ago, Chew said:


Absolutely not to Warren, she would be the preferred candidate for Trump.  He'd LOVE to campaign against "Pocahontas."  Warren would push Trumplings to the booths in droves. 

Lemme get dat John Hickenlooper/Kamala Harris ticket  :wub:

 

I don't like his name. It seems silly but you need a strong name. Hickenlooper doesn't pass the test. 

 

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I hate to say it, but we need a white man, in his 50s that's squeaky clean and moderate. Then a woman to balance the ticket. Maybe McCaskell, she is freed up and lost in a very Red state. Has moderate to liberal positions.

 

I want Kamala Harris to stay in the Senate. I don't want her distracted by a campaign.  I want Warren in the Senate. She might be the compromise candidate to keep Sanders out of the party.

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2 hours ago, LadySkinsFan said:

I hate to say it, but we need a white man, in his 50s that's squeaky clean and moderate. Then a woman to balance the ticket. Maybe McCaskell, she is freed up and lost in a very Red state. Has moderate to liberal positions.

 

I want Kamala Harris to stay in the Senate. I don't want her distracted by a campaign.  I want Warren in the Senate. She might be the compromise candidate to keep Sanders out of the party.

 

I don't agree with this at all.

 

Recent political results have not been friendly to the “safe, politically correct” candidate. They’ve been friendly to the outsider candidate that exudes authenticity. Obama won a MAJOR upset against Hillary in 08 because of how he delivered his message but also because he was different. Trump did the same in 2016 with his supporters (Trump of course is a serial liar but his supporters refuse to see it). Bernie, for a kooky near-octogenarian, did extremely well against Hillary in 2016 as well.

 

IMO experience and and fitting into the “white male” category is completely irrelevant to 2020 odds. Find the inspirational candidate. Find the candidate that you believe is honest and not at all tactical/political. Support the **** out of that person because that’s how candidates get people to the polls. 

 

People like Biden because of Obama nostalgia but also honesty. People like Beto because he’s inspirational. Elizabeth Warren doesn’t quite have “it” like those two but I do like her a lot. Same with Kamala. 

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7 hours ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

 

I don't like his name. It seems silly but you need a strong name. Hickenlooper doesn't pass the test. 

 

Like a boy named Sue? : )

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7 hours ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

 

I don't like his name. It seems silly but you need a strong name. Hickenlooper doesn't pass the test. 

 

 

Dude, we elected a guy named Barack Hussein Obama.  I think we can get past Hickenlooper.

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1 hour ago, TryTheBeal! said:

 

Dude, we elected a guy named Barack Hussein Obama.  I think we can get past Hickenlooper.

 

I stand by it. Both Barack and Obama are short strong names. 

 

President Hickenlooper sounds ridiculous. It’s like 75 syllables. I’m all for the best candidate but that won’t even fit on a bumper sticker. 

 

Donald Trump

Barack Obama 

George Bush 

Bill Clinton 

George Bush

Ronald Reagan 

Jimmy Carter

Gerald Ford 

Richard Nixon

Lyndon Johnson

John F Kennedy 

 

...

John Hickenlooper? 

 

I think there is something to the name 

 

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Dems better have a woman on the ticket AND I'm already tired of Beto. He may be peaking a bit early. 

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19 minutes ago, Hersh said:

Dems better have a woman on the ticket AND I'm already tired of Beto. He may be peaking a bit early. 

 

I haven’t heard a peep from him since the election. 

 

He is riding a wave much like Obama did after winning his Senator seat and getting rockstar status speaking at the DNC for Kerry. When you have the momentum you go for it. 

 

Beto needs to be on that ticket 

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58 minutes ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

 

I haven’t heard a peep from him since the election. 

 

He is riding a wave much like Obama did after winning his Senator seat and getting rockstar status speaking at the DNC for Kerry. When you have the momentum you go for it. 

 

Beto needs to be on that ticket 

 

He’s in the news a lot.

 

He really does not NEED to be on the ticket. The Dems have a strong group including a couple from the Midwest. At this point I can see Brown or Klobacher as a VP depending on who the top of the ticket is.

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So I know this is a weird concept for the left but how about letting the voters decide who is on the ticket?  You know, like actual primaries without a thumb on the scale.

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21 minutes ago, TheGreatBuzz said:

So I know this is a weird concept for the left but how about letting the voters decide who is on the ticket?  You know, like actual primaries without a thumb on the scale.

 

I don't even know what this means. The voters on the left always decide who is on the top of the ticket. 

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Just now, Hersh said:

 

I don't even know what this means. The voters on the left always decide who is on the top of the ticket. 

We need a way to leave multiple laughing emojis.

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1 minute ago, TheGreatBuzz said:

We need a way to leave multiple laughing emojis.

 

Was the thumb on the scale to elect Obama in 2008? Or Bill Clinton in 92? Hillary won the vast majority of the actual primaries in 2016. Your narrative is false. Feel free to look up the results.  

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1 minute ago, Hersh said:

 

Was the thumb on the scale to elect Obama in 2008? Or Bill Clinton in 92? Hillary won the vast majority of the actual primaries in 2016. Your narrative is false. Feel free to look up the results.  

The discussion has been had about 2016.  We can rehash again though.  2008 many would argue the thumb was on the scale for Hillary.  Obama was just awesome enough to overcome it.

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1 minute ago, TheGreatBuzz said:

The discussion has been had about 2016.  We can rehash again though.  2008 many would argue the thumb was on the scale for Hillary.  Obama was just awesome enough to overcome it.

 

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

 

The race on the left is wide open. 

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