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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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2018-19 NCAA Basketball Thread

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5 hours ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

anybody but uva

I'm torn.  They are only local team left, right?

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March is a month without mercy for rabid basketball fans. There is no such thing as a 'gentleman gambler' when the Big Dance rolls around. All sheep will be fleeced, all fools will be punished severely... There are no Rules when the deal goes down in the final weeks of March. Even your good friends will turn into monsters.

 

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I’ll never get tired of overrated Kentucky getting shown the door in the Elite Eight, so I’m thrilled with this news.

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30 minutes ago, TryTheBeal! said:

I’ll never get tired of overrated Kentucky getting shown the door in the Elite Eight, so I’m thrilled with this news.

UK served notice to the rest of the league today. Ya'll can hate, that's your right. You however cannot deny his success. You can laugh when we lose, you cannot say that he is not among the most successful coaches in NCAA D1 men's basketball.

When he started at UK they said, "The story of the NBA could be told without Kentucky." No longer. Simply the winningest coach of tbe past decade.

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Just don't understand the dislike for Calipari. He is a good guy. 

 

 

 

 

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Final Four in the tournament and we've dedicated the better part of a page in this thread to a team that lost. :ols: 

 

ASF, the Commonwealth of Kentucky already has their own thread this stuff can be posted in: 

 

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34 minutes ago, skinsfan_1215 said:

Final Four in the tournament and we've dedicated the better part of a page in this thread to a team that lost. :ols: 

 

ASF, the Commonwealth of Kentucky already has their own thread this stuff can be posted in: 

 

That's funny, but since no one cares about those in the Final Four the topic was bound to shift to a news story worthy of significance.

32 minutes ago, TryTheBeal! said:

You know who also has a lifetime contract at Kentucky?

 

Mitch McConnell.

I hear he eats at Olive Garden too because he likes an authentic menu.

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If you ever seen that 30 for 30 on Calipari you will understand that guy genuinely cares for his kids and they love him. He is one of the best coaches in college basketball and the highest paid too. I wish him well as he fulfills the rest of his coaching career in Kentucky. 

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1 hour ago, ixcuincle said:

If you ever seen that 30 for 30 on Calipari you will understand that guy genuinely cares for his kids and they love him. He is one of the best coaches in college basketball and the highest paid too. I wish him well as he fulfills the rest of his coaching career in Kentucky. 

It's required viewing here in the Commonwealth. That was an absolutely fair on the controversies as well, Camby's improper gifts that he received as well as playing Rose while he was under investigation.

 

Haters claim that Cal must have known that Camby was working with an agent, and shouldn't have played Rose. The questions in my mind are simply, why has there never been ANY evidence that Cal knew about Camby and the agent. The other question is if Rose was cleared and Cal benched him he would have been responsible for costing that player a full year.

 

Interestingly, when Enes Cantor showed up under investigation, Cal did bench him the entire season.

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16 hours ago, AsburySkinsFan said:

UK served notice to the rest of the league today. Ya'll can hate, that's your right. You however cannot deny his success. You can laugh when we lose, you cannot say that he is not among the most successful coaches in NCAA D1 men's basketball.

When he started at UK they said, "The story of the NBA could be told without Kentucky." No longer. Simply the winningest coach of tbe past decade.

 

Once the one and done rule goes away.  I'm curious how much that will impact the overall win/loss totals of both Kentucky and Duke.  I also find it humorous that Coach K is all like "NCAA isn't ready for it to go away" garbage.  Bruh, you assembled a super team that should have coasted to the championship game and instead got beat in the elite 8.   It's you that is not ready for the change.  We were fine before it in 2005 and we will be fine without it in 2022.

 

I'm still a firm believer that experience gives you the better shot at winning it all instead of putting it in the hands of a bunch of freshmen.  Since the one and done era, only twice has it yielded a champion (KY in 2012, Duke in 2015).  

 

 

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42 minutes ago, Dont Taze Me Bro said:

 

I'm still a firm believer that experience gives you the better shot at winning it all instead of putting it in the hands of a bunch of freshmen.  Since the one and done era, only twice has it yielded a champion (KY in 2012, Duke in 2015).  

 

 

 

 

2010 🏆

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Can’t we wait until next year’s thread to discuss Calipari since they’re not ****ing playing anymore and only one person on this site gives a **** about UK?

 

 

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Just now, Dont Taze Me Bro said:

 

Dukes 2009-10 championship team was not one and dones.

 

In the era tho. Thought that was your whole point?

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Out of all remaining teams I would most like Auburn to win it all 

 

Auburn

 

TT 

 

MSU 

 

UVA for obvious reasons

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3 hours ago, AsburySkinsFan said:

That's funny, but since no one cares about those in the Final Four the topic was bound to shift to a news story worthy of significance.

 

 

Bite me.

 

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10 minutes ago, AlvinWaltonIsMyBoy said:

Can’t we wait until next year’s thread to discuss Calipari since they’re not ****ing playing anymore and only one person on this site gives a **** about UK?

 

 

Oh I apologize, I didn't see where this was a thread reserved for only teams that are playing. Not sure why Duke keeps getting talked about tho if that's the case. LoL

 

That's the beauty of UK/Calipari, we are worthy of plenty of off season discussion. That and unlike most fanbases we pay attention to basketball all year long.

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3 hours ago, ixcuincle said:

Just don't understand the dislike for Calipari. He is a good guy. 

 

 

 

 

Bomani Jones' theory is because he is Italian. 

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