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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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3 minutes ago, Elessar78 said:

Dude, women's basketball final. ND goes to the line trailing Baylor by two. Shooter misses first one. Tries to miss the second and makes it. Clock expires shortly after. 

 

The 4th quarter was awesome

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I saw a guy in a Texas Tech t shirt at the gym today. He was psyched.

 

I'm glad someone is.

 

Tonight. Anonymous players and coaches  see who can win the national title in 39-38 game.

 

College hoops in 1949 or 2019?

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Saw Georgetown and Maryland win their titles. All that's left is GO WAHOOS!!!

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31 minutes ago, China said:

Why do they start the game so late?

Because you can’t do a saxophone solo before sunset without summoning brightly colored suits with excessive shoulder padding.

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Diakite out of control there.  Dumb play.

Diakite is behind the 8 ball tonight.  Feels like this game might be too big for him.

Texas Tech has got to get better offensive possessions going.  Can't let UVA get out and running off of all those bricks.

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1 hour ago, China said:

Why do they start the game so late?

 

I was going to ask earlier why such a late start. Don't remember such late starts in the past.

 

UVA starting strong. 🙃

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Jeez that rim protection is FIERCE!

Frustrating thing about college ball is how poor the guards are at passing into the post.  Diakite hedges so hard on the high ball screen and Tariq Owens is wide open under the basket just begging for an entry pass to dunk and they never find him.

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Not impressed by Culver's game. Jerome can shoot, he'll be a good NBA player.

 

Virginia is moving the ball a bit better. Their defense is indeed great.

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1 minute ago, TryTheBeal! said:

Virginia has to be happy with that half.  Took a big punch from Tech and held up.

 

Yep. Strong start, and then righted the ship after TTU battled back. Heck of a game so far. 

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13 minutes ago, skinsfan_1215 said:

 

Yep. Strong start, and then righted the ship after TTU battled back. Heck of a game so far.  

 

Yeah.  All of the people complaining about this game in advance are such star-****ing ninnies.  Looking at you LeBatard.

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The announcers keep talking about Culver's struggles from the floor without seeming to realize that DeAndre Hunter is the reason it's happening.  He's playing incredible defense tonight.  Then as soon as Jerome is on him, Culver starts getting to the basket and scoring.

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Too homerish of me to complain about a couple out of bounds calls? One off Hunter in 1H and another there on Clark... no replay angle either.

These NCAA games are never over... UVA with too many turnovers...

Is Tech gonna shoot on fire from 3 the whole game???

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Come on Owens.  So many bad fouls tonight.

UVA's lineup is too small right now IMO.

Feels like when you get Owens out of the game, go big and attack the paint.

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