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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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Just now, hail2skins said:

Any thoughts on Amy Klobacher?

I would love to see her as the dem nominee for 2020.  I think she would be a really good choice.

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Avanetti needs to be on the debate primary stage. 

 

He does 2 things 

 

1) prep the Dem who does win to face Trump 

 

2) Go for the throat at Trump and be a surrogate bulldog in ‘20

 

 

 

The Dems are too damn nice. They need to make Trump look like the weak guy he is 

 

 

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25 minutes ago, SkinsHokieFan said:

Avanetti needs to be on the debate primary stage. 

 

He does 2 things 

 

1) prep the Dem who does win to face Trump 

 

2) Go for the throat at Trump and be a surrogate bulldog in ‘20

 

 

 

The Dems are too damn nice. They need to make Trump look like the weak guy he is 

 

 

 

I don’t want Avenatti’s circus anywhere near the Dem primary and nomination 

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3 hours ago, bearrock said:

 

Doesn't the reapportionment start to take effect with the 2022 election?

Correct.  Well, actually 2021 for whatever states have elections then.

 

2024 is when the first Presidential Election under the new census count. 

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That can’t be right.  I really thought it took affect immediately.  This is weird. 

 

Never had this feeling before.  This is what being wrong feels like?   Odd. 

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8 hours ago, Kilmer17 said:

That can’t be right.  I really thought it took affect immediately.  This is weird. 

 

Never had this feeling before.  This is what being wrong feels like?   Odd. 

Can you describe it?

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10 minutes ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

 

In your case, just speak aloud and you should understand. 

 

The feeling requires self-awareness :)

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Two thoughts:

 

In context, what Sanders said is plausibly true and a point worth making.

 

Rolling Stone is a terrible example of journalism and always has been.

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6 hours ago, TryTheBeal! said:

Two thoughts:

 

In context, what Sanders said is plausibly true and a point worth making.

The problem was he chose one of Trump's most constant beliefs. It's like saying he would be the most humble person if it got him 5 more votes. He doesn't have it in him to do that or be a champion of civil rights.

 

 

The Republican base has ruled it out. Go home and be a family man, Jeff.

 

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10 minutes ago, FanboyOf91 said:

This was worded very interestingly...

 

By somebody i wasn't expecting either.  What's he trying to prove, GOP won governorship in Ohio, so idk wtf he's talking about or why.

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4 minutes ago, Renegade7 said:

 

By somebody i wasn't expecting either.  What's he trying to prove, GOP won governorship in Ohio, so idk wtf he's talking about or why.

 His last sentence seems to cover it, rejecting "fear, hate, and division". A GOPer showing dignity and integrity, while identifying his party's vile rhetoric, is indeed surprising.

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1 minute ago, Metalhead said:

 His last sentence seems to cover it, rejecting "fear, hate, and division". A GOPer showing dignity and integrity, while identifying his party's vile rhetoric, is indeed surprising.

 

That's really nice that he said that, but many of the republicans that did win are Trump supporters, especially in the house.  He's not the only GOPer to say all the right things, or what seems like it, talking dosn't impress me anymore, especially now.

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Senate Update: How This Year’s Race Sets Up 2020

 

The 2020 Senate battleground

Senators up for re-election in 2020 and their state’s partisan lean*

INCUMBENT  
NAME PARTY STATE PARTISAN LEAN
Michael Enzi R Wyoming R+47.4
James Risch R Idaho R+34.9
James Inhofe R Oklahoma R+33.9
Mike Rounds R South Dakota R+30.6
Shelley Moore Capito R West Virginia R+30.5
Lamar Alexander R Tennessee R+28.1
Doug Jones D Alabama R+26.8
Tom Cotton R Arkansas R+24.4
Ben Sasse R Nebraska R+24.0
Pat Roberts R Kansas R+23.3
Mitch McConnell R Kentucky R+23.3
Steve Daines R Montana R+17.7
Bill Cassidy R Louisiana R+17.3
Lindsey Graham R South Carolina R+17.2
John Cornyn R Texas R+16.9
Cindy Hyde-Smith† R Mississippi R+15.4
Dan Sullivan R Alaska R+14.9
David Perdue R Georgia R+11.8
OPEN (Jon Kyl)^ R Arizona R+9.3
Joni Ernst R Iowa R+5.8
Thom Tillis R North Carolina R+5.1
Jeanne Shaheen D New Hampshire R+1.7
Mark Warner D Virginia D+0.1
Gary Peters D Michigan D+1.3
Cory Gardner R Colorado D+1.5
Tina Smith† D Minnesota D+2.1
Susan Collins R Maine D+4.9
Tom Udall D New Mexico D+7.2
Jeff Merkley D Oregon D+8.7
Dick Durbin D Illinois D+13.0
Cory Booker D New Jersey D+13.3
Chris Coons D Delaware D+13.6
Jack Reed D Rhode Island D+25.7
Ed Markey D Massachusetts D+29.4

 

* Partisan lean is the average difference between how a state or district voted and how the country voted overall. In our new partisan lean formula, 2016 presidential election results are weighted 50 percent, 2012 presidential election results are weighted 25 percent, and results from elections for the state legislature are weighted 25 percent.

† Assuming the incumbent wins a special election in 2018.

^ Sen. Jon Kyl was appointed to serve out the remainder of the late John McCain’s term but has declared he will not run for a full term in 2020.

 

 

The GOP has more seats to defend in 2020 but one thing on their side, they are defending Red state seats.  The Dems are going to need a strong nominee to help lift  their Senate candidates.   A strong Presidential nominee will bring out more Dem voters; which will help down the ballot.

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Iowa, NC, Maine and Colorado are golden opportunities and a strong Prsidential candidate could easily bring that home. That’s the majority right there even if we lose Jones because of the VP tie-breaker. 

 

Think AZ could be in play too for us after Sinema’s apparent win and some of the demographic shifts there 

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10 minutes ago, Renegade7 said:

 

That's really nice that he said that, but many of the republicans that did win are Trump supporters, especially in the house.  He's not the only GOPer to say all the right things, or what seems like it, talking dosn't impress me anymore, especially now.

I understand. Kasich has been consistent at least, so maybe he's hoping others will finally stand and follow his lead.

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