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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 head coach, 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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2018 - 19 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals Thread

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I told hubby what y'all were saying about Jensen (we hadn't seen him yet)...great skater. I had a Peter Forsberg flashback. 💖

And Hagelin was almost who he was with the 🐧. Can't wait till he gets settled in a little better. 

Tom Wilson is a god. 🤑

BACK TO BACK! 

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Considering all of their bold moves at the trade deadline, it would be pretty hilarious if Columbus didn't make the playoffs. 

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On 3/7/2019 at 9:04 AM, OVCChairman said:

 

 

Yeah i'm liking what i'm seeing.  We're getting momentum, just have to maintain it through 3 periods.  Shouldnt have fallen behind 2-0 to Ottawa but love scoring a TD on them.  Don't like falling behind the Islanders, but 3 goals in the 3rd is good.  It's time to ramp it up, and it looks like they're doing it.  

 

To be fair to the team, we won a cup last year playing for two periods for most of the playoffs lol. 

 

Just need to ensure we time that 40 minutes correctly.

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5 minutes ago, DC9 said:

 

To be fair to the team, we won a cup last year playing for two periods for most of the playoffs lol. 

 

Just need to ensure we time that 40 minutes correctly.

 

 

lol, as long as the 40 min were are the 1st 2 periods ;)

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7 minutes ago, Popeman38 said:

Flat out getting outplayed by half a Devils team. Embarrassing. 

 

Amazing how well Caps played last game to how bad in this one. Bad passing, can’t keep the puck on their sticks, and May talking about bad ice. The devils have toplay on it too. 

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The Devils want the Caps to keep cutting back and trying to force the puck inside. Playing right into their hands. Yet we continue to do it. Cycle the puck. Lean on them. They want to overload on the puck, and we are making it easy on them. Hell, they cleared the puck 6 times on a 5 on 3. 

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Looking at the schedule. It would not surprise me if we see Copley start only once more the rest of the way. Only one more back to back all season. 

 

I shouldn’t do more than one thing at a time 

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Wasn't very pretty but they all earn 2 points!! Holts easily #1 star tonight.. 4 tough ones in a row coming up! 

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It would take both an epic collapse and the Blue Jackets going on an incredible run for the Caps to miss the playoffs. Both are unlikely.

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Went to the game tonight. Kind of a boring one. Highlight of the night was my wife leaving to go to the bathroom and coming back with a beer for me  and a Tom Wilson sweater for her. 

 

Correct pick, dear. 

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7 hours ago, PleaseBlitz said:

Went to the game tonight. Kind of a boring one. Highlight of the night was my wife leaving to go to the bathroom and coming back with a beer for me  and a Tom Wilson sweater for her. 

 

Correct pick, dear. 

Did she sleep in it? 🤣

 

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10 hours ago, Hersh said:

Looking at the schedule. It would not surprise me if we see Copley start only once more the rest of the way. Only one more back to back all season. 

 

I shouldn’t do more than one thing at a time 

 

Depends on how well we are playing I suppose.  Giving Holtby some rest down the stretch worked out last season.  It would be nice to have the luxury to do it again this season.  Copley doesn't inspire the same confidence that Grubauer did though...

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