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      We’re still doing this?  Absolutely!  Despite all the compelling reasons to just let everyone go home and enjoy and extended offseason, this is not an option.  The games must be played, and therefore we the long-suffering fans will feel compelled to watch.  Even games no reasonable football fan would choose to watch like, for example, today’s Redskins Jets game.   

      Today’s convergence of sadness features the 30th ranked scoring offense (Jets 14.4 ppg) versus the 32nd (Redskins 12.0 ppg).  The first team to 15 wins!  With no playoff aspirations the compelling story lines for this game are largely limited to watching young players (hopefully) develop.  Dwayne Haskins gets his first home start and Derrius Guice is back from injury.   
       
      My, reasonable, goals for today’s game:  
      1- Score a touchdown 
      2- Score more than 17 points.   
      3- Haskins throws for 200 yards or more with no interceptions  
      4- Guice runs the ball at least 10 times and finishes at 3.5 yards per carry and healthy.  
       
      Hoping for a win at this point feels like setting myself up for disappointment, so I’m happy to settle for an entertaining loss.  
       
      Special thanks to @pez for some excellent Guinness beef stew.  If you absolutely have to stand in a frozen parking lot at 9am, the best place to do it is at the Extremeskins Tailgate with Pez and @Huly.  Great fans, great people. 
       
      The Redskins have declared for the following players as inactive: 
      Paul Richardson  
      Colt McCoy 
      Deshazor Everett 
      Chris Thompson  
      Ross Pierschbacher 
      Vernon Davis  
      Tim Settle  
       
      The Jets declared the following players as inactive  
      Nate Hairston  
      Darryl Roberts  
      Paul Worrilow 
      Matthias Farley  
      CJ Mosley  
      Jordan Willis  
      Leo Koloamatangi 
       
      1st Quarter - Redskins 0 - 6 Jets
      If you wanted to sit in the cold and watch a football game with some Jets fans at FedEx, but were worried that there were not enough seats available, I have good news.  There’s plenty of space available, so come on down and prove you’re a real fan by sitting though this in person.
       
      Jets dominated the 1st quarter even though they only scored 6 points.  The reason being that Washington managed only 13 yards of offense and a single first down.  
       
      Question: Is it still a check down pass if the QB never looks at anyone else?
       
      2nd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      The Jets have achieved an insurmountable 13 point lead early in the 2nd quarter.  All hope is lost.

      Is there a more perfect example of the Redskins offense than their first scoring drive in the 2nd quarter?  Interception gives the Redskins the ball on the Jets 16 yard line.  They proceed to march 10 yards backwards before kicking a field goal from the Jets 26.  It's perfect.  Two or three more field goals we can call it a day. 

      The Jets score again and if feels like they are are just piling on at this point.  Three touchdowns in the first half for them, just three points for the redskins.  Our streak of no touchdowns has now extended to 15 quarters. 
       
      3rd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      There is a spider slowly descending from the ceiling in the press box and it's the most interesting thing that's happened during the third quarter of this game. 
       
      I have decided to allow the spider to live, provided it does not touch me.  I'm off to get some more caffeine. 

      4th Quarter - Redskins 17 - 34 Jets
      The first wave of Redskins fans, the few that are here, started streaming towards the exits after that 4th Jets touchdown.  As if the Jets didn't have this game wrapped up in the 2nd quarter. 
       
      Jet have now more than doubled their average points per game and have matched their season high of 34 points (and they missed two field goals in this game). 
       
      TOUCHDOWN REDSKINS!  THE DROUGHT IT OVER!  Guice took a short pass from Haskins  all the way to the house.  2 point conversion is successful on a pass from Haskins to Quinn. 
       
      The Redskins score another touchdown!  This feels like an embarrassment of riches, even if we are still certain to lose this game. 
       
      End of Game.
       
      Let's review those reasonable goals I mentioned earlier:
       
      1- Success.
      2- Close enough, I'm counting it
      3- Haskins did throw for over 200, but unfortunately did have an interception. 
      4- Guice was not given the opportunity to run the ball ten times today.  He did however score on a 45 yard TD pass and finish the game healthy.  I'll take it.

       
       
       
       
       
       
       

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
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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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