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      Good afternoon Redskins fans!  I have once again been invited to sit in the relative comfort of the press box and shout my thoughts into the void via this blog.  As you watch the game today and see the rain  pour relentlessly from the heavens, know that I am safe and dry.  Know also that @Spaceman Spiff is out there somewhere, cold and unappreciated, rolling around in the muck trying to capture that perfect picture.  Maybe say a little prayer for his health (or laugh, whatever, I’m not judging you).  Also, be sure not to miss the pictures he posts on this site after each game.     
       
      Before we get into today's Redskins game, I want give some thanks for more positive occurrences in DC sports.  Congrats to the Washington Mystics for winning their first championship.  Congrats go out to the Washington Nationals as well for reaching the world series.  These two teams (along with the Caps) are working hard to change the sports related mood around this town, and we're all happier for it. 
       
      Lets move now into less cheerful topics, namely your Washington Redskins!  Yow know things are going bad, and I mean really dang bad, when your team has gone through three quarterbacks and two coaches and your not even half way through the season.  Today's fresh hell comes in the form of a specter of the our recent past coming to smirk at our misfortune.  Im talking of course of Kyle.  Kyle's spent the week assuring everyone that he isn’t holding a grudge, while very obviously holding a grudge.  “Everything else.”  You know what I’m talking about. 
       
      If all he brought to town were his hurt feelings we wouldn’t have a problem.  Sadly, he’s arrived with an undefeated football team that the NFL says we have to play this week.  This feels entirely unfair. 
       
      My generic key to the game:  Run the ball and stop the run.  The team (spoiler alert: 49ers) that does this today will win.   
       
      Redskins Inactives  
      QB Colt McCoy  
      S Deshazor Everett  
      CB Josh Norman  
      RB Chris THompson  
      LB Josh Harvey-Clemons 
      G Wes Martin  
      TE Vernon Davis  
       
      49ers inactives  
      QB CJ Beathard 
      WR Deebo Samuel  
      CB Ahkello Witherspoon  
      FB Kyle Juszczyk 
      T Mike McGLinchey 
      T Joe Staley 
      DL DJ Jones 
       
      1st Quarter Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers
       
      Callahan wasn’t playing around when he said he wanted to run the ball.  That first drive was all runs, and looked great... right up until they tried to pass the ball.  Hopkins missed the relatively short fied goal, because of course he did.     

      Maybe Quinn isn’t a good choice to be returning punts?  Consider it.    
       
      That second Redskins drive looked more like what we’ve come to expect from this offense.  Run for negative yards, pass dropped, and an unsuccessful screen pass.  A quintessential Redskins three and out. 

      Passing yards this quarter:  Redskins 3. 49ers 9.  Are you not entertained?! 
       
      Half Time Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers 
       
      How happy are you to spend your Sunday afternoon watching this game?  Consider that some people paid money, to sit in a poncho, in the rain, to watch this game. 
       
      It’s now time for those half time adjustments that our beloved skins do so well.  It’s unlikely the second half mirrors the first. 
       
      3rd Quarter Update 
      Redskins 0 – 3 49ers  
       
      Good news, this game will not end in a 0-0 tie.  Those half time adjustments have kicked in as expected and the 49ers have found a way onto the scoreboard in this messy throwback game.  The Redskins have decided to spend the second half collecting holding penalties and sadness.  Mercifully, only one quarter remains. 
       
      End of Game Update 
      Redskins 0 – 9 49ers 
       
      Callahan hasn’t spent much time as the head coach of the Washington Redskins, but he’s already proven that his team can waste 2nd half timeouts like a veteran.  It makes little sense to adopt a strategy that shortens the game when your team is losing, and it makes even less sense when your team is short on time outs.  I’m not really sure what the thinking as late in this game.    
       
      Next week Kirk Cousins!   
       
       
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Game of Thrones Season 8

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Have the whole series recorded...

 

That finale just got immediately deleted.

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A story is the most important thing guys. Get it? 😃

 

Like most of the season I enjoyed the episode besides how dumb the story has gotten.

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And like WTF is Arya a pirate now or something? I was half expecting Johnny Depp to show up.

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and I know good and damn well all them people didn't hear Dany when she was giving that speech, her voice ain't that loud

 

 

all grievances airing tonight

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You know I just started watching The Wire recently... does that show go off the rails and have a limp ending as well? Seems to be required for HBO.

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How did Tyrion go from being a prisoner to having a say in how the realm was ruled. 

 

Bran. Really?!

 

BRAN?

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2 minutes ago, hawgboy said:

You know I just started watching The Wire recently... does that show go off the rails and have a limp ending as well? Seems to be required for HBO.

 

season 5 is the weakest, especially since season 4 is the greatest season of television i have ever watched. it has its missteps, but nothing like this ****

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and I know good and damn well all them people didn't hear Dany when she was giving that speech, her voice ain't that loud

 

 

all grievances airing tonight

 

Where did all those dothraki come from?!

 

WHY DID THE DRAGON HAVE A NARRATIVE ABOUT THE WAY THEIR WORLD WORKS?!?!?!

 

When he melted the iron throne...

 

My eyes rolled so hard they looked like Brans stupid white warg eyes

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I was expecting something bad to happen in the last scene when the gate was dropping with Jon looking back. 

 

Unsullied and Dothraki were cool with a council pulling their prisoner who recommends their new King? Their Queen was just murdered by Jon and he gets to live? Idk, thought there would be a big conflict there but there isn’t time for another battle.

 

A lot of loose ends, satisfied with some of it but overall disappointed. 

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Honestly I think that was my favorite episode.  I cried through most of it.  That was pretty near perfect for me.

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their queen was murdered and the Unsullied & Dothraki, known for keeping their composure, did nothing?

 

 

the **** outta here

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Honestly the only thing I actually liked was Jon leaving to essentially become a Wildling. It’s fit for his character and what he’s actually wanted and felt he belonged. All of his titles and kingships were thrust upon him. I just thought him leaving would be after turning down the throne and leave the world with something better than Kings. 

 

That said, I don’t think anything else in this episode was handled well. Why would Bran suddenly want to be king? Two episodes ago he said he doesn’t want anymore. How is he supposed to fulfill whatever the hell importance the 3ER is supposed to have while also being king? And he got picked anyway because he’s a good story? What?

 

Why is the north the only kingdom that gets to be free? Nobody objected to that? Everybody has lost soldiers except for Dorne who lost like 8 people. I can’t believe everyone was ok with this especially Yara who actually had a deal with dany for her independence. Yet the North gets to be special because Starks and that’s why. Bran starting off his rule as King with a heavy dose of nepotism. 

 

Daenerys story was so rushed it’s just tragic what could and should have been. And Kings Landing wasn’t enough of a sell we have to make her the Shredder and want to conquer the entire world now too like a Saturday morning cartoon villain lol and then we don’t know what to do with Drogon so he just instinctively understand that the pursuit of the iron throne is what drove his mother mad and ultimately led to her death so he nukes it and just ****s off so nobody has to actually deal with him. 

 

And really what's the significance of burning the throne anyway if we are still having Kings? The wheel isn’t broken just because there are no heirs. Powerful houses will still play the game and pursue alliances and votes for power. 

 

As violent, angry and loyal to Dany as Grey Worm was shown to be, are we expected to believe he finds out that Jon kills Daenerys and just decides to hold him prisoner for at least a month until a council of the lords of Westeros, of which he has no knowledge or understanding of, can convene and reach a verdict? 

 

After all this, I just don’t see how anything in the world is changed for the better. There is no real unity just because this generation of leaders are friends. There is no structure in place to change the world just because there are no heirs allowed. 

 

It seems after all this, everything just continues on as normal with a slightly reduced population and a free north. 

 

I guess I don’t know what the point of it was. If it had ended on the existential threat like LOTR (scouring of the shire aside) at least you can understand that the world survived and moved on. But the existential threat was an afterthought which means there should be something to hang your hat on st the end of the day. 

 

I just never thought I’d get to the end of Game of Thrones and think “what was the point of any of this?” 

 

 

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"You are my queen." Is now code for "i want to break up with you, but dont know how yet".

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There should be NO king. Every kingdom should have been independent. That would make more sense after Drogon roasted the throne and would have given more significance to Sansa being the Queen of the North.

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After a 30 minute delay due to fighting with Dominos for my pizza that was an hour and half late...

 

...I'm cool with this.

 

We all knew Dany needed to go.  Can't go cray cray and not get shanked.  Kinda surprised at Bran but honestly it sorta makes sense.  He's probably the most level headed of everyone there.

 

Jon pet the puppy.  That helps.

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Why did we have 6 seasons of clues and buildup and mystery surrounding Jon’s parentage when in the end it mattered **** all to the story? Just keep him a **** with no mother and the story isn’t changed at all aside from 2 conversations with Dany that didn’t mean anything. Actually the story is better because you

dont have the massive dick tease of it all. 

 

 

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they threw an extra some of Oberyn's old fits and told him to stand against a post

 

1 minute ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

Why did we have 6 seasons of clues and buildup and mystery surrounding Jon’s parentage when in the end it mattered **** all to the story? Just keep him a **** with no mother and the story isn’t changed at all aside from 2 conversations with Dany that didn’t mean anything. Actually the story is better because you

dont have the massive dick tease of it all. 

 

 

 

so much of the **** they spent time building mattered for **** in the end

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1 minute ago, SkinsFanRob said:

Anyone else think Jon petting ghost was just recently added 😂

 

The fact they can even include that in this episode and have him actually run his hand thru ghosts hair just shows the cgi claim is bull****. And it means they actually wrote Jon just bouncing on ghost earlier not because of CGI difficulties but because they actually thought it was a good idea. 

 

We were denied ghost and the other direwolves which were an important part of the story because they didn’t care enough about it. 

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1 minute ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

Why did we have 6 seasons of clues and buildup and mystery surrounding Jon’s parentage when in the end it mattered **** all to the story? Just keep him a **** with no mother and the story isn’t changed at all aside from 2 conversations with Dany that didn’t mean anything. Actually the story is better because you

dont have the massive dick tease of it all. 

 

I mean, in fairness, he did what he was named to be.

 

A Gone Targaryen.

 

 

 

But also yeah, I expect the books to handle that a wee bit differently.

 

And for that I would like to say screw you to D&D, because now I have to read the books.

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I wanted to see Bran find Drogon, I guess it's kinda inferred hes the last one and going to do what exactly?

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27 minutes ago, Warhead36 said:

And like WTF is Arya a pirate now or something? I was half expecting Johnny Depp to show up.

 

I think she became a gay pirate

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4 minutes ago, StillUnknown said:

LMAO!  I didn't think we'd ever see him.  I thought his inclusion was cool.  I'm glad they brought back the Arryn kid and Edmure.  Pretty cool.

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