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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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i want hunter on the wizards if zion is not available. 

 

Culver is too inconsistent. He had like 3 points first half. He need to play the full game. Plus he's a guard. The Wizards ain't need guards. 

 

Hunter be playing the 3 with Wall and Beal in 2019. Then he just drops 6 million three pointers like he did in tournament and Wizards are good again 

 

 

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This all proves how piss poor a job Coach K did this year. I'd throw Cailpari in there too but I'm afraid of 50 more pages about UK. 😁

 

If your entire team is McDonald's all americans...you probably should be in the final four every year.

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Congrats to UVA for winning. The bottom line is they made the plays late and their opponents didn't. Each of the last 3 games, UVA could have lost. But they made the plays and shots while the other team couldn’t. That is the difference in many games. Make the plays you need to make and keep making them late. 

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13 minutes ago, The Evil Genius said:

This all proves how piss poor a job Coach K did this year. I'd throw Cailpari in there too but I'm afraid of 50 more pages about UK. 😁

 

If your entire team is McDonald's all americans...you probably should be in the final four every year.

Coach K definitely under performed given his Nike recruits. 

Cal's boys started the year sketchy and had inconsistency at times so I wasn't hopeful about our run this year. Getting to the Sweet 16 was a good run for that group considering the year they had, even if the talking heads were building them up, I didn't agree with any of that silliness.

Duke however should have ran the table, it shouldn't have even been close.

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12 hours ago, Destino said:

Over/under was 118 and all day the talking heads complained the game would be boring.  

I filled out 1 bracket this year, the day before the First Four. I picked UVA to win, and 118 was the total I put for tiebreaker. I should have put money on it...

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2 hours ago, ixcuincle said:

i want hunter on the wizards if zion is not available. 

 

 

I do this every year. I base my entire draft around who looks good in the Final Four.

 

This is also apparently exactly what Michael Jordan did with the Wizards 2002 draft.

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Piss poor? Duke lost by one point to MSU. How many free throws coach K miss? 🙄

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1 hour ago, The Evil Genius said:

This all proves how piss poor a job Coach K did this year. I'd throw Cailpari in there too but I'm afraid of 50 more pages about UK. 😁

 

If your entire team is McDonald's all americans...you probably should be in the final four every year.

 

1 hour ago, AsburySkinsFan said:

Coach K definitely under performed given his Nike recruits. 

Cal's boys started the year sketchy and had inconsistency at times so I wasn't hopeful about our run this year. Getting to the Sweet 16 was a good run for that group considering the year they had, even if the talking heads were building them up, I didn't agree with any of that silliness.

Duke however should have ran the table, it shouldn't have even been close.

I don't blame the coaching, but more of the recruiting choices. Did K build his program on lottery picks? Not really. Laettner, Battier, Dunleavy, etc—decent pros, but the knock was always that Duke stars weren't stars at the next level. Tre Jones and O'Connell are as close to a Classic Duke player on the roster right now. It didn't feel like Duke basketball this year, yes more star power and explosive dunks and blocks—but not really a lot of the sound fundamental basketball, great shooting, the tough defenders slapping the floor, diving for loose balls, jumping the passing lanes, or guys taking charges. They didn't even have guy who could make a decent entry pass into the post. 

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Just now, Elessar78 said:

Did K build his program on lottery picks? Not really. Laettner, Battier, Dunleavy, etc—decent pros, but the knock was always that Duke stars weren't stars at the next level.

All those players you listed were lottery picks and McDonalds All Americans.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, BenningRoadSkin said:

All those players you listed were lottery picks and McDonalds All Americans.

 

 

 . . . ignores  part about "decent pros . . . weren't stars at the next level." But that's your thing. 

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1 hour ago, AsburySkinsFan said:

Coach K definitely under performed given his Nike recruits. 

Cal's boys started the year sketchy and had inconsistency at times so I wasn't hopeful about our run this year. Getting to the Sweet 16 was a good run for that group considering the year they had, even if the talking heads were building them up, I didn't agree with any of that silliness.

Duke however should have ran the table, it shouldn't have even been close.

 

"Nike recruits" 😁

 

Are you seriously acting like anything that has possibly been going on at Duke isn't also going on at least as much at Kentucky during the Calipari years?

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4 minutes ago, Elessar78 said:

 . . . ignores  part about "decent pros . . . weren't stars at the next level." But that's your thing. 

 

And you ignored mentioning Grant Hill, Jay Williams, Elton Brand, and even Carlos Boozer - a guy who actually supports your way more than the players you listed - among others.

 

Coach K has always gotten premium talent to play at Duke. That is what McDonalds All Americans are.

 

And the "decent pros" part is also irrelevant. Coach K has gotten the best college players to play at Duke. Thats what Duke had during his tenure.

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I honestly never understand the arguments about college basketball coaches. I really don't. The most important talent for all of them is recruiting. If they are good at that, they are good at their jobs. Or they have really effective alumni.

 

Anyway, that game last night did not suck. It was borderline well played.

 

Though I'm still trying to figure out why on the most important play of the year, a great defensive team with a three point lead is sending three guys to contest a layup in the last minute of a game in which the only offensive strategy that worked was "drive and kick to a three point shooter."

 

Also, every time they said "Guy," I was hoping for Teddy Riley in a white suit.

 

Honestly, ACC teams find the most punchable white teenagers in America and say, "You shall be my shooting guard."

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29 minutes ago, Lombardi's_kid_brother said:

 

Honestly, ACC teams find the most punchable white teenagers in America and say, "You shall be my shooting guard."

 

Winning formula. Every team needs at least one scrappy white kid that can shoot and play D. 

 

Hell that's been my whole game since kindergarten. Stand around while everyone goes after the real athletes. Then drain the open jump shot.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Heisenberg said:

 

"Nike recruits" 😁

 

Are you seriously acting like anything that has possibly been going on at Duke isn't also going on at least as much at Kentucky during the Calipari years?

 

Did you miss the multipage strident defense of Calipari's ethical record and nevermind about anything from Memphis or UMass?

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21 minutes ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

 

Did you miss the multipage strident defense of Calipari's ethical record and nevermind about anything from Memphis or UMass?

 

Apparently haha

 

I guess I should have done more research.

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2 hours ago, Heisenberg said:

 

"Nike recruits" 😁

 

Are you seriously acting like anything that has possibly been going on at Duke isn't also going on at least as much at Kentucky during the Calipari years?

Rich Barnhardt UK A.D. told Cal he wanted a clean program when he hired. It was one of the main reasons Cal sat Enes Cantor.

27 minutes ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

 

Did you miss the multipage strident defense of Calipari's ethical record and nevermind about anything from Memphis or UMass?

Some people get so annoyed by facts.

That said name a SINGLE fact (not speculation or wet dreams) that shows Calipari's involvement in EITHER case at UMass or Memphis. I'll wait....

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2 hours ago, Lombardi's_kid_brother said:

I honestly never understand the arguments about college basketball coaches. I really don't. The most important talent for all of them is recruiting. If they are good at that, they are good at their jobs. Or they have really effective alumni.

 

You must have never seen Mark Turgeon coach. That guy recruits a good bit of talent and then doesn’t know what to do with it. 

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This is where I felt it broke down for TT. Mooney had been hot near the end of the game (especially the 3 pointers), and starting out in OT. The problem was he felt what could go wrong with the streak at this point, so he went ahead at took another chance. This time he was further out of the line.

 

I set it at the point of his 3 pointer attempt

 

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3 hours ago, AsburySkinsFan said:

Rich Barnhardt UK A.D. told Cal he wanted a clean program when he hired. It was one of the main reasons Cal sat Enes Cantor. 

Some people get so annoyed by facts. 

That said name a SINGLE fact (not speculation or wet dreams) that shows Calipari's involvement in EITHER case at UMass or Memphis. I'll wait.... 

 

LOL, Enes Kanter didn't play because the NCAA deemed him ineligible.  Calipari's ethics had nothing to do with that, in fact he fought for Kanter's eligibility.  You are the only person in America who thinks that Kentucky program doesn't swim in the exact same soup as Duke and every other program that pulls in top recruits, and it is a demonstration of a comical lack of self awareness to see a die-hard Kentucky fan trying to clown Duke fans for their players pulling in shoe company money.

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5 hours ago, Lombardi's_kid_brother said:

I honestly never understand the arguments about college basketball coaches. I really don't. The most important talent for all of them is recruiting. If they are good at that, they are good at their jobs. Or they have really effective alumni.

 

Anyway, that game last night did not suck. It was borderline well played.

 

Though I'm still trying to figure out why on the most important play of the year, a great defensive team with a three point lead is sending three guys to contest a layup in the last minute of a game in which the only offensive strategy that worked was "drive and kick to a three point shooter."

 

Also, every time they said "Guy," I was hoping for Teddy Riley in a white suit.

 

Honestly, ACC teams find the most punchable white teenagers in America and say, "You shall be my shooting guard."

 

Which is reason A as to why Chris Mullin is on his way out at St. John's. 

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50 minutes ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

 

LOL, Enes Kanter didn't play because the NCAA deemed him ineligible.  Calipari's ethics had nothing to do with that, in fact he fought for Kanter's eligibility.  You are the only person in America who thinks that Kentucky program doesn't swim in the exact same soup as Duke and every other program that pulls in top recruits, and it is a demonstration of a comical lack of self awareness to see a die-hard Kentucky fan trying to clown Duke fans for their players pulling in shoe company money.

Enes Kanter was under investigation at the beginning of the season which is why Cal sat him.

As for the rest of your post I'll just point out that you didn't offer ANYTHING that might prove your accusations. Just conspiracy theories.

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