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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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On 9/27/2017 at 7:25 AM, Elessar78 said:

Good Stuff Rdskns2000. We didn't learn our lesson about Hillary in 2008. We didn't want her then. What was different 8 years later?

 

She gained a lot more experience governing as Sec of State. 

 

I don't think anyone can argue that she would be a great president. Decades of fake news and endless specious investigations by Republicans tainted her.

 

Since Biden didn't run, she was the best qualified candidate. Too bad Sanders sabotaged the primaries.

I vote platforms. 

 

I already know about the Republican candidates, right wingers all, plus they are either overt or covert Trumpsters. That's enough for me to know. They hold not one of the issue positions that I support.

 

So yes, I already did my research, even when it looked like I wouldn't be around for the election.

25 minutes ago, TheGreatBuzz said:

Actually going to bother to research any candidates or just vote letter?  The latter makes you no better than the GOP sheep.

 

Just got my sample ballot in the mail. So yes to school bonds, and I like all the Democrats on the ballot. And in my district, only one candidate, a Democrat, and I have voted for him before.  Very timely.

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I just have this sinking feeling that 2020 is going to play out like 2004 all over again. A weak incumbent who is ripe to be beaten, but the Dems at large have not been able to find a candidate to inspire voters so it comes down to another "eh....point to a list of names and pick one" situation and they end up narrowly losing the election.   I hope I am wrong, there is time to get things on track, but I just don't see much movement in that direction from the party yet.

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I just hope the D's are smart enough not to pick a far-left candidate who is essentially the mirror image of Trump (from a governance standpoint).

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I fear that the Bernie wing will be of greater influence than they should be. We need centrist candidates who those skewing right can feel comfortable voting for over the Trump/Bannon ultra right wing nuts.

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1 minute ago, LadySkinsFan said:

I fear that the Bernie wing will be of greater influence than they should be. We need centrist candidates who those skewing right can feel comfortable voting for over the Trump/Bannon ultra right wing nuts.

Bernie! Bernie!

 

Thing is the base feels Bernie's positions are where the party should be and they aren't supporting candidates that don't support the Bernie/Warren positions.

 

2020 really depends on how the midterms go.  I think 2020 will see a viable third candidate in the mix.  That could tip the election yo Trump; if his opposition is divided or maybe that third candidate wins the whole thing, if the Dem candidate is too far to the left.

 

 

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They said Trump had no chance.

I think Cuban is just needling Trump though.

 

I hear Biden is ready :)

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11/3/2020 is only 3 years away. What will Election Night 2020 have in store for us?  Will America tell Trump, "You're Fired"?

 

Right now, I say he gets reelected with a slightly smaller Electoral College margin but loses by maybe as much as 6 million in the popular vote.

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On 8/28/2017 at 6:00 PM, skinsmarydu said:

I was not aware...do tell!  (and Trump is full of sex scandals...so there, GOP.) :chair:

 

Pocketed for both quotes. 

 

 

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This thread started 8/25/17 and the Election 2018 was started 12/14/17.  Kind of sad this thread was started probably 1 year to soon. Such is the disaster of the Cheeto in Chief.   Both elections are intertwined.  2018 definitely impacts 2020 but for those who plan on running in 2020; they are affecting what happens in 2018. 

 

I'll post  2020 stuff here, like I have been.  I fully expect a couple of major candidates to announce by Christmas. 

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I'm thinking that the election of 2020 is vastly different, depending on whether the Dems gain control of one house of Congress.  

 

If they do, then The Blame Game becomes vastly more effective.  (Thus allowing the partisans on both sides to simply stick with their comfortable team colors.)  

 

If they don't, then a campaign based on "this is what Republican control of government looks like" is a lot more effective.  

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I'm hoping that the Democratic Party platform is more intensely and more fully explained in how it benefits We the People.  I don't think that was done in 2016 effectively.

 

And Democrats need to explain exactly how Republican policies affect We the People.  Democrats don't do that effectively either.

 

Democrats need to figure out how to get a positive message out.  And not get sucked in going toe to toe with Trump.

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I'm still hoping The Rock throws is hat in the ring.  He and Tom Hanks announced on SNL a few months ago.  If nothing else, it would be fun to listen to his speeches and have him raise his eyebrow when he makes a good point.  Plus I can't imagine Trump attempting to intimidate or talk over him on stage.

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2 hours ago, Forehead said:

I'm still hoping The Rock throws is hat in the ring.  He and Tom Hanks announced on SNL a few months ago.  If nothing else, it would be fun to listen to his speeches and have him raise his eyebrow when he makes a good point.  Plus I can't imagine Trump attempting to intimidate or talk over him on stage.

Not happening anytime soon.  He's got his movie career. He enters the political arena, it will hurt his movie sales. So, he will wait until he's no longer raking in the big bucks. He's still a box office draw.

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