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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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16 minutes ago, Cooked Crack said:
This joke would have killed in the Eisenhower administration.

 

You mean when America was great?

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5 hours ago, clietas said:

 

Not really. Central NC isn't to bad. Been pretty Republican heavy tho because of gerrymandering. My old district was the infamous "snake'. My state rep was Alma Adams the only black female state representative down here. They drew the new district in hope of getting rid of her since she's from Greensboro but now represents Charlotte. 

 

Since it was redrawn in 2016 Im now in the 13th. Which is pretty rural. Definitely a uphill battle for Democrats imo. 

 

 

 

 

 

I had friends that wanted me to move to Georgia a couple of years ago, I refused. I refuse to live in a red state. Even more so that VA is going blue, or at least purple.

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48 minutes ago, PeterMP said:

 

You mean when America was great?

When America was great is pretty vague. With the way Trump talks it might have been great pre Civil War.

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Really leaning into that won a Trump state angle. I don't think Bullock would win his own state if he somehow made it to the general.

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5 hours ago, BenningRoadSkin said:

 

 

Wow, here's the thing about putting it on the employer, they are putting it on the employee.  This sounds like he'll focus on drug prices, but have to wonder what he'll do if that MFA bill comes across his desk.  Someone should ask him that.

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Posted (edited)

It looks like the women running have paid attention to what happened during the 2018 election season and being creative with policies. The old Democrat machine is dead and the people in charge of the party need to start paying attention.

 

This isn't the 80s, 90s, 00s, and '10s. It's like the 2018 candidates rechanneled the 60s.

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29 minutes ago, visionary said:

 

 

Big picture, I think he's right.

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Look, pick one. I'll vote for 'em over Trump. I can't respect anyone who doesn't. 

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See, I like that Warren had the guts to go to Kermit. She's not going to get a lot of votes there, you'd expect some Trumpy backlash, etc, but f it, she went, addressed THE problem there vis-a-vis opioids. Credit where credit's due, you did good Liz

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On 5/10/2019 at 8:42 PM, Cooked Crack said:

When America was great is pretty vague. With the way Trump talks it might have been great pre Civil War.

 

We have not been great since the '40s. Corporations and unmitigated greed have decimated the country and why I will never support another candidate that is not progressive. I am not supporting a person who gets their marching orders from Wall Street, corporations and the military-industrial complex that have laws written to benefit and protect them while bleeding the average citizen dry. Never again. Bernie Sanders, Gabbard, Yang or Warren are the only candidates I will consider. Biden is as big of a clown as Trump. 

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35 minutes ago, Chump Bailey said:

We have not been great since the '40s.

 

Sorry.  I think our nation accomplished numerous really great things in the 60s.  Huge gains in civil rights.  I think we had huge increases on humanitarian aid overseas.  The Peace Corps.  The space program.  

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Watching Stephanopolis This Morning.  (For some reason, local station is showing an infomercial instead of Meet the Press.)  Interview with Booker, which I think he came off very well.  I'd really never heard a thing about him, before  But I thought the interviewer really tried to make things tough on him, and he handled it really well.  

 

I liked the way he resisted the interviewer trying to pressure him into attacking Trump, or other Dems.  

 

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1 hour ago, TryTheBeal! said:

The 40s?!?

 

Aint nobody got time for that.

 

Ah, back when we knew that Nazis were bad guys.  

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