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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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Missing a Redskins' Game to Go to Paradise

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This morning I am off to discover a Viable Paradise and in doing so I am ninety percent sure I will not see Sunday's game on TV. It feels weird. Previously, on trips (even business trips) I always found a way to sneak off or locate a sports' bar, but I won't this time. Part of it is because VP is potentially so cool and has springboarded a few folks.

 

To the uninitiated, Viable Paradise is a one week writing retreat hosted and taught by the creme de la creme of the science fiction and fantasy creative community. Our den mother is going to be the acquiring editor of Tor Books. Instructors include Elizabeth Bear and Scott Lynch. It's a boot camp and you have to get juried in. Part of me wonders if it will be like that fantasy baseball camp where oldsters get to take part in hitting lessons from former All Stars, but I've heard nothing but great things about it and as I've said I know of a number of alumni who got their chance after/because of VP. Its reputation is one of hard work, exhausting work. Think a mental boot camp.

 

Still, I feel it's a betrayal to not watch a game. I probably will periodically check the score on my phone even though I know it's a lost season. Mostly though, I can't wait to get my work critiqued. I can't wait to meet my fellow twenty four guests. I can't wait to be in such an immersive creative experience of nerds like me.

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Enjoy and focus on this workshop in Marta's Vineyard, seize the day.

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Agreed, with above.  I'm in a business trip and going to miss the first Redskins game in years.  They arent giving me a good enough reason to constantly be checking the score or sneaking off to a bar, I've already recorded it, I'll watch when I get home.

 

Someone mentioned DVRing the games so they arent planning their sundays around watching them get their ass beat.  That's more then fair at this point.

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4 hours ago, techboy said:

Missing a Redskins game IS paradise.


I’ll miss my second straight this weekend. Been looking forward to it all week. 

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I too find ways to watch Redskins games when in Paradise.  I've watched a game in Hawaii, then multiple times in the Keys, Aruba, and Grand Cayman.

 

The best was Hawaii on our honeymoon in 2008.  It was in September when we were starting the 6-2 run to start the season, and it was against the Cowboys.  It was a 1pm game here so it was 7am on Hawaii.  We got up and went to a bar and had eggs and beer.  I ran into some Dallas fans (shocker I know) who were really cool and we shot the ****.  They lived in Hawaii and their usual thing to do on Sundays was go to the bar, watch football, then go surfing.  Pretty damn awesome huh?

 

Anyways, the Redskins ended up winning the game so I got the last laugh.  Then at 10am we left and went to the beach.

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The Redskins owe you absolutely nothing.  If something comes up in life that takes you away on a Sunday then go ahead and live your life.  Especially true if you’re pursuing a love of yours.

 

Spoilers or not you’ll probably know what’s going to happen anyhow. Watching the replay later will just put into pictures what you already know.

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I've missed most games for the last couple seasons.  It would take paying for the ticket or going to the bar lately anyhow because we don't much national exposure.  I do watch when they're on broadcast tv (usually a monday or sunday night and both Cowboy games) but I long ago quit going out of my way.  I remember how hard core I was 20 years ago and I do miss it.  Every piece of news from every outlet I had to read every day.  They could get me back too, but I don't hold out much hope.

 

I hope the experience is a good one, Burgold.  Sounds very cool!

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It’ll be quite the life altering experience.  Realizing that you don’t need the type of negative energy that the Redskins give.  Enjoy yourself and don’t bother with them. It’s truly not worth it.

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I hope you enjoy this writing experience, Burgold! Sounds like a wonderful opportunity to increase your skill. Missing a game is a worthy sacrifice.

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There's no honor in watching anything associated with this organization. You'll wake up Monday much happier and fresh for the World Series on Tuesday.

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I took a nap last week during the game.  Supposed to be raining so I'll probably do the same.  There is a gun show also I might go to.

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3 hours ago, bearrock said:

You'd be well justified in missing the game for a nap at this point


I often times fall asleep during halftime.

 

I have two kids.  Sleep is more important than some suck ass football team.

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Just now, Springfield said:


I often times fall asleep during halftime.

 

I have two kids.  Sleep is more important than some suck ass football team.

 

Catch them zzz's, gramps 👍 

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Looking at the schedule, if you're afraid of missing a potential win, I'd only be mildly interested in the 3 games in November. 

 

I'm tuning in out of spite.  I want every short term decision they make to fail in spectacular fashion and cause further embarrassment.    

 

The first real disappointing football moment I've had this season was at Miami, for not converting the 2 point attempt.  

 

Why sully paradise for this?  

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Congrats on scoring a spot at VP. Sounds cool. I’m in a similar situation. I’ve scored a slot to pull weeds and rake the yard. It’s going to be way better than watching the Skins.

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They will probably show the replay on NFL Network one day this week at 4:30 AM 

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