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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 & some other Dems

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Has a standing President ever lost a bid for reelection as a result of his own party’s primary?  Has a political party ever withdrawn its support for a standing President in his bid for re-election?

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37 minutes ago, visionary said:

 

 

 

Kasich would get crush in a gop primary. If he doesn't mind electing a dem; running 3rd party in the fall is the way to go. He would draw enough votes from Trump; the election tips to the dems.

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1 hour ago, Rdskns2000 said:

Kasich would get crush in a gop primary. If he doesn't mind electing a dem; running 3rd party in the fall is the way to go. He would draw enough votes from Trump; the election tips to the dems.

Well he almost certainly would mind helping elect a Dem which is why he'd primary Trump insted of running 3rd party. He's a never-Trumper not a Democrat.

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I'd love to see someone like Kasich primary Trump, but the issue I think is that any GOP challenger would have to distinguish themselves from a policy perspective. People may not like the narcissistic show that Trump puts on a daily basis, but folks make the argument that, policy wise, he is governing like just about any conservative would. The SCOTUS judges so far.  Foreign policy seems like a lot of bark, but little change to previous GOP stances. Immigration is a hot button topic for debate, but tightening up the immigration processes thru sensible reform seems to have support. The one notable area he seems to be breaking from the party is on tariffs, and we'll see what impact that has on the economy.  If we slip into a recession within the next two years, all bets are off, and any contender, whether it is in the GOP primary or a Dem in the general, will have a decent chance of beating him.

 

That said, I remember in the latter part of last year there was a poll taken which indicated that if the election had been held again, Trump would've still prevailed over Hillary. But I wonder if, sitting here 18 months into Trump's presidency, if GOP voters had to choose again in the primary, if they would gone with someone else over Trump today.

 

Rdskns2000 does bring up the scenario of Kasich running third party. This week you had Comey and Clapper openly advocating people to go out in vote for the Dems in the midterms to thwart Trump.  If Kasich feels as much antipathy toward Trump as those two do, he might very well consider an independent run in 2020. 

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Now and for the last 20+ years, Fox News is the Republican Party.  They set the platform, distribute the talking points and vet the candidates.

 

If Fox decides that Kasich, or anybody else, is to unseat Trump in a primary, then it’s as good as done.  No ifs, ands or buts.

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2 hours ago, TryTheBeal! said:

Now and for the last 20+ years, Fox News is the Republican Party.  They set the platform, distribute the talking points and vet the candidates.

 

If Fox decides that Kasich, or anybody else, is to unseat Trump in a primary, then it’s as good as done.  No ifs, ands or buts.

Fox isn't doing a damn thing.  Fox goes against Fox and Trump will make sure there's a network competing against Trump.

 

Trump's core supporters are NEVER leaving him. Collusion doesn't matter.  Russia helped him get elected, well that's great.  Russia saved us from Hillary. Give Putin the Medal of Honor.  Economy is bad, well it isn't Trump's fault.

 

Trump's diehard voters will stay with him.  A bad economy may convince those always GOP voters not to vote for Trump again.  They won't vote Democrat but maybe third party. 2020 is a ripe for a Ross Perot type candidate.  The bad economy could convince some suburban GOP women to maybe vote Dem.  

 

People can run against Trump in the GOP primary, they will not beat Trump.

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1 minute ago, Kilmer17 said:

The economy is bad?

 

I don;t think he said that.  

 

Yes, I know, if you pick one sentence out of a paragraph, you can claim that he did.  I just don;t think that was the message of the paragraph.

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He said it twice though.  

 

Maybe just a clunky sentence structure. 

 

But “the bad economy” is far different from “A bad economy”. 

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He (I think it's him.  Maybe somebody else.) has made the point about 30 times that the election in 2020 will be determined exclusively on whether the economy is perceived as good, at the time.  

 

(I think it's a valid point.  That's almost always what determines Presidential reelections.)  

 

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That makes sense and I agree.  Just came across as a statement of fact about the current situation 

 

I think “the economy” will be a more micro focused issue.  So a good national economy won’t matter if folks in the rust belt think that they’re local economy is still bad 

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7 hours ago, Rdskns2000 said:

Fox isn't doing a damn thing.  Fox goes against Fox and Trump will make sure there's a network competing against Trump.

 

Trump's core supporters are NEVER leaving him. Collusion doesn't matter.  Russia helped him get elected, well that's great.  Russia saved us from Hillary. Give Putin the Medal of Honor.  Economy is bad, well it isn't Trump's fault.

 

Trump's diehard voters will stay with him.  A bad economy may convince those always GOP voters not to vote for Trump again.  They won't vote Democrat but maybe third party. 2020 is a ripe for a Ross Perot type candidate.  The bad economy could convince some suburban GOP women to maybe vote Dem.  

 

People can run against Trump in the GOP primary, they will not beat Trump.

We voted 3rd party in 2016 as well but Never Trumper's won't run as a 3rd party. 

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It seems to me that if your stance is "We don't want Trump to be president, but we won't run 3rd party because that would allow a Democrat to win," you aren't really "Never Trump."  You're "Trump is our last resort."

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8 minutes ago, dfitzo53 said:

It seems to me that if your stance is "We don't want Trump to be president, but we won't run 3rd party because that would allow a Democrat to win," you aren't really "Never Trump."  You're "Trump is our last resort."

 

I think it more on the personal level they cannot vote for Trump and do not wish to harm what's left of the party, besides Never Democrat just doesn't sing.:silly:

 

I think he is wrong and someone will run 3rd party, but it will not be Kasich or his like

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25 minutes ago, twa said:

I think he is wrong and someone will run 3rd party, but it will not be Kasich or his like

Is it too early to hazard a guess as to whether a serious third party run would benefit more, Trump or the Dem running against him?

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1 hour ago, dfitzo53 said:

It seems to me that if your stance is "We don't want Trump to be president, but we won't run 3rd party because that would allow a Democrat to win," you aren't really "Never Trump."  You're "Trump is our last resort."

Well there is no way we think Democratic policies are better. Heck the policies that he implements that we (Never Trumpers) really don't like for the most part are policies the Dems traditionally champion).

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2 minutes ago, nonniey said:

Well there is no way we think Democratic policies are better.

I'm not telling you what to believe, I'm just pointing out that NeverTrump is inaccurate if that's the case. 

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32 minutes ago, nonniey said:

Well there is no way we think Democratic policies are better. Heck the policies that he implements that we (Never Trumpers) really don't like for the most part are policies the Dems traditionally champion).

 

Like what?

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3 hours ago, Larry said:

He (I think it's him.  Maybe somebody else.) has made the point about 30 times that the election in 2020 will be determined exclusively on whether the economy is perceived as good, at the time.  

 

(I think it's a valid point.  That's almost always what determines Presidential reelections.)  

 

Picky, picky. I should've clarified by using, "if". If the economy is bad on election day 2020; his supporters will stay with him. They will not blame Trump.  Your always GOP voter though, may not vote for Trump in 2020; if there's a bad economy then. They won't vote Dems but may vote third party. A bad economy in 2020, does give Dems a shot at suburban women voters.

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Can anyone think of what candidate can actually beat Trump in 2020? What does that person need to appeal to, to win over enough voters to get 270 evs?

Hillary got 230 something Evs. So, Dems need to win her states and flip back probably 3 states that total at least 40 evs. 

 

Florida is one possibility if enough Puerto Ricans have moved here. What that rust belt State can be clipped back? Or can the Dem win a couple of electoral rich southern states?

 

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