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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.
       
      Even though the Redskins lost, it was good to see the offense show some faint signs of life and end the streak of games without a TD.  The team looked competitive for much of the second half, and perhaps they could have made this a fun game if they carried that same energy throughout.  It was good to see Guice and Mclaurin show out today.  I think both of them have a future with this team that I look forward to seeing. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
Riggo#44

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This Niko Goodrum for DET plays some damn good shortstop.. And has a cannon.

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That was a bit tense but we got it and the series.

 

Max is just a beast/monster/rabid animal/hall of famer. My god, his last month has been insane.

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4 minutes ago, Barry.Randolphe said:

Of course the Phillies beat the **** out of the Marlins again

 

Far be it from me to take the wind out of your complaining sails, but the Marlins are 7-5 against the Phillies and took the first two games of the current series.  Even if they lose today, they'll still have won this series and have a winning record against Philly this year.

 

However, feel free to continue ****ing.

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What a freaking joke. Soto doesn’t make the All Star game, but Jeff McNeil from the Meta does?  ****ing ridiculous. 

 

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Reserves
C: Yasmani Grandal, Brewers
C: J.T. Realmuto, Phillies
1B: Pete Alonso, Mets
1B: Josh Bell, Pirates
2B: Mike Moustakas, Brewers
3B: Kris Bryant, Cubs
3B: Anthony Rendon, Nationals
SS: Paul DeJong, Cardinals
SS: Trevor Story, Rockies
OF: Charlie Blackmon, Rockies
OF: David Dahl, Rockies
OF: Jeff McNeil, Mets

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Jeff McNeil has 6 HR and 32 RBI for a free falling team. 

 

Juan Soto has 14 HR and 52 RBI for a rising team. 

 

Yes, McNeil has a higher average, but only 11 more hits. Soto is a vastly superior player...

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Tony and Max are all-stars, Harper isn't, and the Nats are over .500

 

This is shaping up to be an OK season after all

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7 minutes ago, Riggo#44 said:

**** you David Dahl. What would Soto's numbers look like in Coors?

 

.380 at Coors and .259 on the road. It's absurd he's an All Star

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30 minutes ago, DoneMessedUp said:

 

.380 at Coors and .259 on the road. It's absurd he's an All Star

 

Tatis not making either is ridiculous as well. Colorado should not have 4 players there.

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Meh, I stopped caring about All Star appearances. It actually works out better for us if guys don't make it if you think about it, for future contract talks, even though everyone knows its BS. Even more so in MLB since every team gets a token guy.

 

Reg. Scherzer...I mean wow. Dude is like fine wine or Jessica Alba, just gets better with age. We signed him for 200 Mil over 7 years and he's somehow UNDER paid. I'd give him double that and be happy.

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Just now, Warhead36 said:

Reg. Scherzer...I mean wow. Dude is like fine wine or Jessica Alba, just gets better with age. We signed him for 200 Mil over 7 years and he's somehow UNDER paid. I'd give him double that and be happy.

 

Now now, let's be reasonable.  Max is the man, but I'm not sure that I would pay double....  

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Yes.  Yes I would.  Build that man a statue right now.

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Sign Scherzer and Rendon. We have Scherzer signed through 2021. He'll pitch until he's 40.

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