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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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I will be honest. Jerome did get fouled the play that frustrated him... this will go OT... BW3 style.

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Most of the clutch shots in basketball are free throws.  This is the latest example.  People sleep on the importance of free throws too often because they’re not as exciting. 

 

 

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Man, that is a heartbreaker for Auburn.  To lose on such a ticky tack little foul call.

Kudos to Kyle Guy for draining those FTs though.  He's got some balls.

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And they missed the double dribble?

I think it was definitely a foul too, but it just feels wrong to have a game deciding foul be on such a light contact.

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Just now, stevemcqueen1 said:

And they missed the double dribble?

 

I called that when it happened. Play carried on without missing a beat that I questioned myself.

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2 minutes ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

Man, that is a heartbreaker for Auburn.  To lose on such a ticky tack little foul call.

Kudos to Kyle Guy for draining those FTs though.  He's got some balls.

 

Yeah, that’s a tough call because that type of play happens a lot during the course of the game. So to call it there will generate some discussion. 

 

However, the mistake was fouling after UVA lost the ball in the backcourt. I know the orders were to foul with the foul to give, but as soon as he dribbled off his foot, the play was already messed up. Fouling there gave UVA a chance to organize and run a play. That foul, not the one on the 3, is what ultimately lost the game for Auburn.

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2 minutes ago, Redskin4ever said:

 

Yeah, that’s a tough call because that type of play happens a lot during the course of the game. So to call it there will generate some discussion. 

 

However, the mistake was fouling after UVA lost the ball in the backcourt. I know the orders were to foul with the foul to give, but as soon as he dribbled off his foot, the play was already messed up. Fouling there gave UVA a chance to organize and run a play. That foul, not the one on the 3, is what ultimately lost the game for Auburn. 

 

Yeah, in that situation you need players who can go off script and recognize the smart play to make has changed from what you've drawn up.

 

UVA is a good team and they'll absolutely make you pay for mistakes.  Credit to them for this run they've made.  They're good enough to win it all.

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Wow! That was something else. Guy....how clutch was that guy?!

 

My father went to UVA law school, we were going bonkers on the phone haha. Sent him some videos via WhatsApp. 

 

One more win Virginia! Cheering for you guys.

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Heres the thing...how many travels is usually called? Lebron took like 8 steps one time...i think thered a different level of calling a double dribble to end the game vs a legitimate foul. 

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You know what, I didn't notice it when it happened, but yeah that was a double dribble. Auburn dude definitely fouled Guy though.

 

There were a couple sketchy calls that went against UVA that I can recall. I remember one play where Jerome got all ball but was whistled. 

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Jim Nantz is the best.  He's so familiar that I don't think he gets enough credit for just how good a broadcaster he is.  Kevin Harlan and Mike Breen are the only ones I like as much as him.

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This is Texas Tech's world.  You can't let them dictate the game flow like this.  They love grinding.

Texas Tech fights on everything.  Even on a breakaway lay up they get up and goal tend it.  Their toughness is unbelievable.

Oh boy.  If that kid gets hurt, that'd be really tough for Texas Tech to overcome.  He is an animal.  Love the way he plays.

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A lot of players would miss one of those free throws and that game goes to OT, look at Zion missing the front end of that 1 and 1 with 14 seconds left and down one to UCF, that's a ridiculous amount of pressure to step up and make all three.

 

Barkley was classy in defeat.

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Man, that big kid from Michigan State is just letting #11 punk him.  He won't even try and post him up any more even when he's got the ball with deep position.

He's got like 50 pounds on him!

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