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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. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
Voice_of_Reason

Game of Thrones Season 8

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Funny, i caught a few ep's of season 1 myself over the weekend.

 

I agree though, GoT's pilot is about as flawless as a modern day pilot can get. Damn title itself became a pop culture phenomenon 

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16 minutes ago, Mr. Sinister said:

Funny, i caught a few ep's of season 1 myself over the weekend.

 

I agree though, GoT's pilot is about as flawless as a modern day pilot can get. Damn title itself became a pop culture phenomenon 

 

It's a re shoot of the original pilot that was never released. Apparently there was some "massive problem" with the original.

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4 hours ago, JamesMadisonSkins said:

At this rate I feel like the books and show are blended enough to not have to dig up the ASOIAF book thread ...

 

Anyone else reading the new Martin book on the Targaeryans? God it's good. Can't put it down. I'm like 350 pages in and just now getting to 100 AC ... Martin and his editors have a way of telling a story

 

Does it have a end ?  Or is it half finished like ASoIaF ?

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3 hours ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

 

It's called Fire and Blood. It's a book chronicling the history of the Targaryens from Aegon and his conquest through the Mad King I believe. 

 

I'm hoping this was something GRRM had to get out in order to kick his writers block or get in a rhythm or align the pieces in his head, whatver it takes so he can finish the books. I would like to read the complete series some day. 

 

Thanks, Momma!

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From what I can tell, ironically the book is just up 170 AC which is just over halfway. At least that’s my assumption based on the table of contents. So presumably there’s a second half to it. 

 

Ill say this though ... after reading 400 pages of this book it’s clear to me that Martin (rightfully so) is obsessed with continuing to build the history and the groundwork of this world that the ASOIAF series is merely a snapshot. This is represented by the level of immense detail and the ripple effects of various events and people over the 290 or so years of detail GRRM is putting out. 

 

I think Martin has resigned to letting HBO kick ass and finish the story for him while he continues to build the Lore behind it. 

 

I mean in reading Fire and Blood I think you could do a 3-4 season show for each major series of events. Personally I was super into reading about Jahaerys I and his 55+ hear reign from 46-102 or whatever. Obviously you can’t do a show that easily especially covering such a long period of time and it would be easiest to focus on maybe 5 year stints but this world he’s built is so detailed and intricate and fun that I can understand why he’s not interested in finishing the current story. The 10 year span between Aegon the Conquerer dying and stint of the weak successor his son Aenys and then his half bro Meagor before the rise of Aenys 3rd son jaeharys and all the events in between would be possibly more intriguing than the events of ASOIAF and could probably last just as long in terms of seasons 

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On 12/3/2018 at 4:36 PM, Momma There Goes That Man said:

Episode 1 is so good though. They lay so much groundwork for the characters and world. It's impressive. Can't wait for another binge. 

You should listen to the Binge Mode podcast after each episode for full experience. 

 

Combined with thecshow, it’s about 120 hours of content...  piece of cake. :)

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So I was watching a show with my daughter, who’s 5.  It’s calles “Mia and Me.”  The story is of a girl who magically transforms into a cartoon elf in a magical land with unicorns and other such things.  

 

The girl who plays real life Mia was familiar, but I couldn’t place her.

 

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Its a very wholesome show.

 

But I just couldn’t place the main actress.

 

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Googled it to make sure.

 

Yup.  

 

Puts Mia and Me in an entirely different light.

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21 hours ago, Voice_of_Reason said:

You should listen to the Binge Mode podcast after each episode for full experience. 

 

Combined with thecshow, it’s about 120 hours of content...  piece of cake. :)

 

I thought I was the one that told you about those in this thread lol. Mallory and Jason are amazing. Can't wait for season 8. 

 

Bald Move has also done recaps of every episode and they go into book stuff a little bit like Jason does. Those two guys are pretty funny, you should check them out too. 

 

21 hours ago, Voice_of_Reason said:

Its a very wholesome show.

 

Every time you watch it now just think: you want a good girl but you need the bad ****

 

I think that owns spots 1-3 in top 5 worst dialogue in the entire series. 

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47 minutes ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

 

I thought I was the one that told you about those in this thread lol. Mallory and Jason are amazing. Can't wait for season 8. 

 

Bald Move has also done recaps of every episode and they go into book stuff a little bit like Jason does. Those two guys are pretty funny, you should check them out too. 

You were the one who recommended Binge Mode.  Changed my life.  Or at least has me wasting more time... I was being somewhat ... ironic?  chuckle. I don't know if you are a Harry Potter fan, but they're doing a Harry Potter thing (I'm sure you know this), and if you like Potter, it's a great listen.

 

I  have listened to Bald Move for a while.  I like them also.

 

47 minutes ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

 

Every time you watch it now just think: you want a good girl but you need the bad ****

 

I think that owns spots 1-3 in top 5 worst dialogue in the entire series. 

Yeah, it was awful. As an interesting Mia and Me plot point, in season 2 she heavily flirts with the farm boy, and they also have some fairly awkward dialog. 

 

The actress doesn't seem to have the same accent in Mia and Me, and is, for what it's worth (minus some forced flirting), not bad in it. It's mostly a voice acting thing, but she appears "in real life" at the beginning and end of each show.

 

The actress was 15 or 16 at the time Mia and Me was shot (I think), and 19 when she was in Game of Thrones (both of these facts I learned when I confirmed the 2 were one in the same).

 

It's just weird watching her in a wholesome kids show, knowing you've seen her in a nude scene. And I guess what makes it more weird to me is I saw the adult show first, then the kids show. 

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I just spent a whole lot of vacation time watching the entire series all over again. Best show ever. I decided to watch this time with captions on and it really improved my comprehension of everything. There's so much going on in every episode and throughout the story arcs that I caught a lot I was missing or forgetting before.

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1 hour ago, Chachie said:

I just spent a whole lot of vacation time watching the entire series all over again. Best show ever. I decided to watch this time with captions on and it really improved my comprehension of everything. There's so much going on in every episode and throughout the story arcs that I caught a lot I was missing or forgetting before.

Except in season 5 where nothing or the same thing happens for 4 episodes.  

 

Im going to start my rewatch as soon as I’m done with Ozark.

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3 minutes ago, Warhead36 said:

What is it now three more months until the final season...

 

April, I think.

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On 12/17/2018 at 4:29 PM, Voice_of_Reason said:

You were the one who recommended Binge Mode.  Changed my life.  Or at least has me wasting more time... I was being somewhat ... ironic?  chuckle. I don't know if you are a Harry Potter fan, but they're doing a Harry Potter thing (I'm sure you know this), and if you like Potter, it's a great listen.

 

I  have listened to Bald Move for a while.  I like them also.

 

 

Ah I got you lol. Yes I like HP but have only seen the movies so I’ve been skipping their book pods and just listening to the movies which are really good. Once I read them then I’ll go back and listen. 

 

Looking forward to them finishing up tho so they can get back to movies 

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58 minutes ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

 

Ah I got you lol. Yes I like HP but have only seen the movies so I’ve been skipping their book pods and just listening to the movies which are really good. Once I read them then I’ll go back and listen. 

 

Looking forward to them finishing up tho so they can get back to movies 

Are you a Song of Ice and Fire book reader?

 

i highly recommend the Harry Potter books.  The movies are MAYBE 1/8 of what’s in the books.

 

i agree, better to read the books before listening to the pods.  

 

They are pretty quick reads.  

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4 hours ago, Voice_of_Reason said:

 

i highly recommend the Harry Potter books.  The movies are MAYBE 1/8 of what’s in the books.

My family used to listen to the audio books together.  They were so good.  There is a lot of great stuff that didn’t make it into the movies, like the ministry of magic craziness in book 5 near the end and a bunch of stuff in book 4.

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12 hours ago, Voice_of_Reason said:

Are you a Song of Ice and Fire book reader?

 

i highly recommend the Harry Potter books.  The movies are MAYBE 1/8 of what’s in the books.

 

i agree, better to read the books before listening to the pods.  

 

They are pretty quick reads.  

 

We actually read the first HP book in 7th grade. It was a lot of fun I just never followed up on the rest

 

Haven't read ASOIAF yet. I would love to but i really don't want to start if they are never finished. So i'm playing the waiting game. 

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I wouldn;t worry so much about whether or not he finishes the series.     the first three GOT books are great...  and then.. not as much.    i would bet 10 to 1 that he hasn;t finished the last books, because he doesn't know how to.   chances are really good that if he ever DOES finish them... it will be a giant disappointment.    

 

read the first 3, and enjoy them  as a trilogy.   

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24 minutes ago, mcsluggo said:

I wouldn;t worry so much about whether or not he finishes the series.     the first three GOT books are great...  and then.. not as much.    i would bet 10 to 1 that he hasn;t finished the last books, because he doesn't know how to.   chances are really good that if he ever DOES finish them... it will be a giant disappointment.    

 

read the first 3, and enjoy them  as a trilogy.   

 

 Agree, waited a decade for the 5th book only to hear Martin say it wasnt finished. Then the show came out.

 

5th book was absolutely unfinished. He wasnt joking.

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Litterally 5 seconds of new footage and the fandom has lost its collective mind.   

 

An alternative line from Sansa should have been “I’ve been talking to Bran. Your Grace. I think you both should see him.  I would suggest taking wine with you, probably best to go straight away before this becomes more awkward. You’re in for a surprise...”

 

Turns around and gives the same little smile as when she fed Ramsey to his dogs.

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It’s tough to tell what are new scenes and what are old scenes. 

 

Clearly the scene with Danny entering Winterfell is new.  Im not sure which others are. Maybe none?

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1 hour ago, Voice_of_Reason said:

It’s tough to tell what are new scenes and what are old scenes. 

 

Clearly the scene with Danny entering Winterfell is new.  Im not sure which others are. Maybe none?

 

The only other new scene is the elephant dropping the ball under the bridge. I don’t think that’s even a GOT scene tho, it’s from something else. Seemed out of place. 

 

A good fan trailer tho 

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