Conference Title Saturday (and Lesser Matters) Open Thread

Welcome to the last full, meaningful Saturday of wall-to-wall footy.  Cherish it, as September is a long-assed time away. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOFWHty4XFQ That was theme-free Kurt Vile.  You will RESPECT him. Everton finally ripped off the band-aid and gave Marco Silva the sack.  It is indeed very depressing to be in 18th position, entering a

Your “Politeness is the flower of humanity” Friday Evening Open Thread

OK.  Not to sound too maudlin, but this will be my father's fifth dead Christmas.  He went out in the spring of '15. Shit happens. I like flowers. (I'm not gay, you're gay) ((not that there's anything wrong with that)) But every year we go and visit his (and other dead folks') graves and put

The Bleergh Report – Week 13

ALL HAIL BLEERGH. In tribute to Bleergh (the God of Penalties), here's the week thirteen's best and worst penalties. Here's a random breakdown of this weeks penalties.  I may or may not try to find the tape for these, nor am I making any judgement call on the individual penalties.  I'm

Sharkbait’s Cocktail of the Week: Getting Fancy

Hello, and happy Friday once again. Hopefully you all survived your Thanksgiving (or for our Canadian friends, another boring Thursday). Now we are officially into the holiday season. This time of year usually means a lot of get-togethers. Usually these kinds of events (family commitments, office parties, friends holiday parties

Commentist Beer Barrel: Heineken

Heineken is an amoral mercantile outfit that appropriated the Red Star. Still, please: put down your pitchforks and torches, because I like their beer. Per Wikipedia: Heineken Lager Beer (Dutch: Heineken Pilsener)—wait. Is Heineken a Pilsener or lager? The bottle says “lager”, which settles the issue. At least for me, because I’m not

That’s My Raiders! Grounded

EXT. OAKLAND RAIDERS SHARED HOUSE – DAY Establishing shot and title card. ANNOUNCER BETH MOWINS: The Raiders Family [sic] is filmed in front of a live studious [sic] audience. CUT TO – INT. LIVING ROOM – DAY The music of the My Chemical Romance album "The Black Parade" blares throughout the house.  KOLTON MILLER sits

Your “What’s Old Is New Again” Wednesday Evening Open Thread

NFL Noise: Break out the juice boxes, because Eli Manning is coming back to active duty! Current & future disappointment Daniel Jones is in a walking boot with a moderate high ankle sprain, making dragging Eli out of mothballs a necessity. If he does play on Monday night, Eli would meet the

Boots On The Ground – Tundra Hunting At Lambeau Field

(This has been ready for a while, but I saved it for a slow #content day, because why step on others' good writing.) It’s no secret I enjoy attending sporting events. After all - I sell beer at baseball games. At least five times per year I drive down to Seattle

Copa América 2020 Group Stage Draw Recap

The draw took place yesterday even though we already knew which groups most teams would be in. How does that happen, you say? Well, CONMEBOL decided to invite Australia and Qatar to this year's version of the Copa América. Yes, we just had one this year. We're having another one. This new

Your “What If You Neither Walk Away Nor Run?” Tuesday Evening Open Thread

NFL Nuggets: The big news of the day is that Riverboat Ron got run out of town. Carolina fired him after a 5-7 start, behind a team that has thrown 15 TDs versus 11 interceptions, been sacked 45 times & given up an average of 23 points per game. He's

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