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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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1 minute ago, visionary 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.

 

Edmure was soo close to parlaying that mill he won for Robb into ruler of the 6 kingdoms lol

 

Also, that Arryn kid got big. Maybe there is something to breastfeeding into your teens 

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Just now, StillUnknown said:
which is to say, the wheel is not broken

 

They compromised and basically got the electoral college.

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1 minute ago, DogofWar1 said:

 

They compromised and basically got the electoral college.

 

Great, in 200 years they’ll get Trump and wish the NK had won. 

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Just now, Momma There Goes That Man said:

 

Great, in 200 years they’ll get Trump and wish the NK had won. 

"The North, when they send people, they aren't sending their best..."

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2 minutes ago, DogofWar1 said:

 

They compromised and basically got the electoral college.

 

In all seriousness they didn’t really compromise being that the lords will always be the lords and the powerful. The small folk commoners will never have a say in anything just because the powerful get to pick the king doesn’t make anything better really. 

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Just now, Momma There Goes That Man said:

 

In all seriousness they didn’t really compromise being that the lords will always be the lords and the powerful. The small folk commoners will never have a say in anything just because the powerful get to pick the king doesn’t make anything better really. 

Well yeah, electoral college was a joke.

 

Really they just went from hereditary monarchy to oligarchic monarchy.

 

PROGRESS!

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2 minutes ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

 

In all seriousness they didn’t really compromise being that the lords will always be the lords and the powerful. The small folk commoners will never have a say in anything just because the powerful get to pick the king doesn’t make anything better really. 

 

in this fanfic version its alright because the people we're supposed to like are now in power

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One thing I’m slightly confused about is we were made to believe Jon was resurrected by the lord of light for a reason. What was it? 

 

Barrick dondarian was resurrected numerous times but died after saving arya and his purpose was fulfilled.

 

So so we are supposed to believe Jon’s purpose was to kill Dany and ride off into the sunset with the free folk? 

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What should have happened:

 

Dany puts Tyrion on trial, a public spectacle to really humiliate/embarass him in front of whats left of Kings Landing. Jon agonizes over who to side with: his queen/lover or his Stark family. Jon shows up at the very last minute to save Tyrion, where he reveals to the people that he is of Targeryon blood and is the real ruler of the throne. The public side with Jon, confirming Dany's biggest fear(the whole "everyone loves you bit" she gave him after the battle of Winterfell).

 

Dany refuses this, and with whats left of the Unsullied/Dothraki try to fight their way out of King's Landing against Jon and the Northerners and remnant Lannister soldiers who side with Jon. Jon persues Dany and eventually kills Grey Worm in a 1v1. Jon struggles with what to do with Dany, when out of nowhere Arya shows up to assassinate her, Night King style. Drogon shows up, but Brann uses his powers to restrain him. It consumes him completely though, and he falls over in death, his spirit now essentially living through Drogon from here on out. The remaining Dothraki/Unsullied surrender, and are treated fairly by Jon's troops.

 

Jon is in a council with Tyrion and other high ranking people. Everyone wants Jon to be King but he refuses, and eventually gives the throne up to Sansa. Jon recommends Sansa name Sir Davos as her Hand. Lady Brienne stays on as Sansa's bodyguard/confidante. Tyrion returns to Castily Rock to rebuild, but is assassinated by Bronn. Arya and Gendry spend their days serving the people of King's Landing. Jon flies off with Drogon, where he gives Dany a proper queen's burial.

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How come ep 5 it looked like the entire Red Keep came down on Jaime and Cersei.

 

Then Tyrion takes a nice leisurely stroll down there. And the only pile of rocks was the one Jaime and Cersei were under.....

 

See the source image

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Arya spent all that time learning the dark arts and only used it once

 

 

what a waste

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If the unsullied are leaving anyway why not just make Jon king? 

 

Are we really to believe that was all ash everywhere too? That looked like snow in the distance. It wasn’t that damn much fire to create 6 inches of ash for miles 

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3 minutes ago, StillUnknown said:

Arya spent all that time learning the dark arts and only used it once

 

 

what a waste

Once?  She used face changing multiple times and killed a ton of people with it, and also other skills she learned.  

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Just checking in to see how GOT personally ruined your life.

 

It was an ok ending.  Glad that Danny got it.  Was hoping for others to get it too but I wasn’t completely disappointed.

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I’m glad Sam was a joke even to the bitter end. They even felt like shutting on the actual story A Song of Ice and Fire which is now just some history of battles and wars after Robert instead of a true telling of the events. 

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Regardless of how I feel about the ending (Bran?!?!), I think they needed way more episodes to flesh out the story.  It felt like a cliff notes version.

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4 minutes ago, bearrock said:

Regardless of how I feel about the ending (Bran?!?!), I think they needed way more episodes to flesh out the story.  It felt like a cliff notes version.

It's a shame we didn't get more with Bran early on.  In the books he was one of my favorite characters and was learning how to rule before Theon took over.  We got some great stuff with him in season six and great bits since then, but I really wish they had given us more. 

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19 minutes ago, Warhead36 said:

What should have happened:

 

Dany puts Tyrion on trial, a public spectacle to really humiliate/embarass him in front of whats left of Kings Landing. Jon agonizes over who to side with: his queen/lover or his Stark family. Jon shows up at the very last minute to save Tyrion, where he reveals to the people that he is of Targeryon blood and is the real ruler of the throne. The public side with Jon, confirming Dany's biggest fear(the whole "everyone loves you bit" she gave him after the battle of Winterfell).

 

Dany refuses this, and with whats left of the Unsullied/Dothraki try to fight their way out of King's Landing against Jon and the Northerners and remnant Lannister soldiers who side with Jon. Jon persues Dany and eventually kills Grey Worm in a 1v1. Jon struggles with what to do with Dany, when out of nowhere Arya shows up to assassinate her, Night King style. Drogon shows up, but Brann uses his powers to restrain him. It consumes him completely though, and he falls over in death, his spirit now essentially living through Drogon from here on out. The remaining Dothraki/Unsullied surrender, and are treated fairly by Jon's troops.

 

Jon is in a council with Tyrion and other high ranking people. Everyone wants Jon to be King but he refuses, and eventually gives the throne up to Sansa. Jon recommends Sansa name Sir Davos as her Hand. Lady Brienne stays on as Sansa's bodyguard/confidante. Tyrion returns to Castily Rock to rebuild, but is assassinated by Bronn. Arya and Gendry spend their days serving the people of King's Landing. Jon flies off with Drogon, where he gives Dany a proper queen's burial.

 

that was terrible too 

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22 minutes ago, SkinsFanRob said:

One thing I’m slightly confused about is we were made to believe Jon was resurrected by the lord of light for a reason. What was it? 

To maintain the status quo in Westeros.  

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57 minutes ago, Warhead36 said:

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

 

Dread Pirate Roberts

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36 minutes ago, SkinsFanRob said:

One thing I’m slightly confused about is we were made to believe Jon was resurrected by the lord of light for a reason. What was it? 

 

Barrick dondarian was resurrected numerous times but died after saving arya and his purpose was fulfilled.

 

So so we are supposed to believe Jon’s purpose was to kill Dany and ride off into the sunset with the free folk? 

Well, somebody needed to yell at the zombie dragon

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