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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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This Duke team has more talent than the Michigan Fab 5 from back in the day. 

No shade towards the Tarheels...but DAMN !!!

 

Although I would have ranked them one or two to start the season. Everyone knew they were going to be a tough out. Length,speed, shooting, bench, etc. 

Duke has a nearly unbeatable team. 

 

Key word... nearly. They will be in the final four. 

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33 minutes ago, Kosher Ham said:

See... ugh. 

Mary and El, I hope they lose their next game. 

Unlikely...but hey ? Why not ? 

Does it matter? Losses only matter during tournament time. I'd enjoy it if this group went in as a 12 seed. 

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22 minutes ago, Elessar78 said:

Does it matter? Losses only matter during tournament time. I'd enjoy it if this group went in as a 12 seed. 

 

One seed, 2 seed, 12 seed, etc.....don't matter they still ain't cutting down the nets.  

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41 minutes ago, Dont Taze Me Bro said:

 

One seed, 2 seed, 12 seed, etc.....don't matter they still ain't cutting down the nets.  

Rat face. That is all.

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I'll just note in advance that I am very worried about WVU's opener tonight against Buffalo.  WVU may be ranked #13 and Buffalo isn't exactly a name brand, but WVU has one senior and 7 freshman, lost both of our starting guards from last year who had each played like 140 games in their careers and where heart and soul type guys.  So this team is going to need some time to figure **** out.  

 

Meanwhile Buffalo won the MAC and destroyed Arizona 89-68 in the NCAA tournament last year and returns four starters and six of the top seven scorers from a 27-win team.

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1 minute ago, The Evil Genius said:

Is Bolden playing? 

 

Per Huggs:  ""He tried yesterday," Huggins said. "We'll see. He'll play. He's playing with a lot of pain, but he'll play.""

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20 hours ago, PleaseBlitz said:

I'll just note in advance that I am very worried about WVU's opener tonight against Buffalo.  WVU may be ranked #13 and Buffalo isn't exactly a name brand, but WVU has one senior and 7 freshman, lost both of our starting guards from last year who had each played like 140 games in their careers and where heart and soul type guys.  So this team is going to need some time to figure **** out.  

 

Meanwhile Buffalo won the MAC and destroyed Arizona 89-68 in the NCAA tournament last year and returns four starters and six of the top seven scorers from a 27-win team.

 

Ouch!

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I'm at work watching this Earn Everything ESPN documentary on Duke. Basically a camera crew follows Duke all season in 2018. About 30 seconds in he calls them all knuckleheads :rofl89:

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On 11/10/2018 at 8:25 AM, TryTheBeal! said:

 

Ouch!

 

Yea, at least I'm honest about this team.  As ever, I have faith that Huggins will end up with a team that is better than the sum of its parts, but that will take some time. 

 

The brutal thing is WVU was up by 10 with like 5 minutes to go and had a win probability of 97%. 

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16 hours ago, skinsmarydu said:

Awesome! 🏀🏆🥇

How in the hell does FSU leave him completely unguarded?!?! There wasn't anyone with 10 feet and no one moving to him. That's a shoot-around session 3-pointer.

Unreal.

This...at the D1 level is inexcuseable.

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Good game.  A few too many Cameron Calls but that’s to be expected. Two good teams. 

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