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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. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
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***2019 Miracle Nationals WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS***

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Late to this but I will post this now because it genuinely makes me happy.

 

And hopefully, we won't see it again until 2020

 

 

 

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14 hours ago, Warhead36 said:

Ugh my girl wants to do double date night with another couple on TUESDAY. Come on man...its the World effing Series.

 

Well.... Just make sure you order some turkey.

 

And godspeed

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Just realized we have to listen to Joe buck. I cant wait to witness his meltdown when he sees Soto's nutgrab for the first time

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1 hour ago, mammajamma said:

Just realized we have to listen to Joe buck. I cant wait to witness his meltdown when he sees Soto's nutgrab for the first time

Ditch your TV and dust off your radio. If you've got a Nationals Radio Network affiliate nearby, tune into Charlie & Dave. If not, find your ESPN Radio affiliate because Dan Schulman's on the call and he is one of the best in the business. 

 

 

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Managed to convince my lady to push the date night to Thursday. Hoo ray, crisis averted.

 

 

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41 minutes ago, Warhead36 said:

Managed to convince my lady to push the date night to Thursday. Hoo ray, crisis averted.

 

 

 

I am happy for you but if she put up a legitimate fight knowing how much this means to you, she still ain't the one chief. :)

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19 minutes ago, Sticksboi05 said:

 

I am happy for you but if she put up a legitimate fight knowing how much this means to you, she still ain't the one chief. :)

She's understanding. It was just an issue of the other couple's schedule. She already knew the weekend was no good as well.

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38 minutes ago, Warhead36 said:

She's understanding. It was just an issue of the other couple's schedule. She already knew the weekend was no good as well.

 

So it's the other guy's fault! 

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8 minutes ago, bearrock said:

 

So it's the other guy's fault! 

Looks like you should schedule a threesome then to get back at him for nearly ****ing you over

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18 minutes ago, Mr. Sinister said:

Does the other guy not watch sports???

 

"I dont understand these high school jocks trying to hit a ball with a stick like that's supposed to be fun. So primitive, so unadvanced."

 

*Double Clicks "post" in his underwear

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3 hours ago, Renegade7 said:

 

"I dont understand these high school jocks trying to hit a ball with a stick like that's supposed to be fun. So primitive, so unadvanced."

 

*Double Clicks "post" in his underwear

 

Wow. He sounds like a hoot. I want to hang out with that guy!

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3 hours ago, Mr. Sinister said:

Does the other guy not watch sports???

 

Guys that don't have interest in sports are ****ing weird.  I'm not saying you gotta watch them, but if you don't watch AND don't play...something ain't right.

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6 hours ago, CRobi21 said:

****.

 

 

Players are just as superstitious as fans.  Those MFers will force the Nats to wear grey or another color but the Navy unis.  Well, they'll just have to straight up beat them to overcome the streak.  

 

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3 minutes ago, SAli457180 said:

 

Players are just as superstitious as fans.  Those MFers will force the Nats to wear grey or another color but the Navy unis.  Well, they'll just have to straight up beat them to overcome the streak.  

 

 

players are infinitely more so

 

I remember Jorge Posada admitting to pissing on his hands daily because he was riding a hitting streak

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5 hours ago, Warhead36 said:

She's understanding. It was just an issue of the other couple's schedule. She already knew the weekend was no good as well.

 

You could have negotiated..."Baby, are you offering me something I've never gotten before?  Because the Nats are offering me something I've never gotten before"

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4 hours ago, Mr. Sinister said:

Does the other guy not watch sports???

I have no idea. I don't know him at all. I kinda think he might though if they were also willing/able to reschedule.

 

Either way, alls well that ends well. Hyped for tomorrow.

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11 minutes ago, Forehead said:

 

You could have negotiated..."Baby, are you offering me something I've never gotten before?  Because the Nats are offering me something I've never gotten before"

 

#Astrodome

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I've enjoyed the break and I'm not looking forward to it all being over one way or another in a matter of days.

 

Wish I could say that I've liked bantering with Astros fans this weekend, but a lot of them have been arrogant and humorless on DC sports social media. The Astros are great, but their fans are dickish for whatever reason. Braves fans are a lot more fun. 

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1 minute ago, Bacon said:

I've enjoyed the break and I'm not looking forward to it all being over one way or another in a matter of days.

 

Wish I could say that I've liked bantering with Astros fans this weekend, but a lot of them have been ****y and humorless on DC sports social media. The Astros are great, but their fans are dickish for whatever reason. Braves fans are a lot more fun. 

agreed on both paragraphs

 

ya ive seen some of the comments from Astros fans on some DC media tweets, and its not great... dont think they have humor in Houston. I think by the end of this series, we may not like the astros as much as we did before

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10 hours ago, mammajamma said:

Just realized we have to listen to Joe buck. I cant wait to witness his meltdown when he sees Soto's nutgrab for the first time

”That is a DISGUSTING act by Randy Moss.” 

 

Joe Buck is the biggest clown ever for that ****.  **** him.

 

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