Your “Let The Sports Comfort You” Tuesday Open Thread

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Beerguyrob

A Canadian man-child of indeterminate age, he stays young by selling alcohol at sporting events and yelling at the patrons he serves. Their rage nourishes his soul, and their tips pay for his numerous trips to various sporting events.
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It’s days like these that make sports such a great escape.

In NFL news, as ballsofsteelandfury brought you earlier, the owners voted at the annual meeting today to:

  • Ban all forms of chop block. I’m stunned how Tom Brady Robert Kraft let this pass.
  • Keep the PAT at the 15 yard line.
  • A “horse-collar tackle” has been defined as “at the nameplate or above”. Hair is still an acceptable target.
    But, was the failure contagious? Also, could Romo tell?

They will discuss the ejection penalty for two personal fouls on Wednesday.

The Packers are not going to re-sign James Jones. So now who will Aaron Rodgers overthrow while Eddie Lacy is eating a sandwich?

Free agency is pretty quiet, although Alf Morris signed with the Cowboys, fixing everything that was wrong last year. Plan the parade!

According to ESPN, according to Texans (?) owner Bob McNair said a key to Brock Ostweiler signing there was a “desire” to escape the shadow of both Peyton Manning and John Elway. I don’t know what he’s complaining about – all that grew on him was his legs. He seems to have the forehead and teeth of a normal man.

The news today is (rightly) all about the ISIS bombings. Latest totals have more than 30 dead in the Brussels attacks. All public transport has been shut down, and the airport is closed for three days, essentially isolating Belgium. The Belgium friendly versus Portugal was cancelled, and this now heightens security concerns for Euro 2016.

There are presidential primaries & caucuses today, in Utah & Arizona, plus a separate vote for Democrats in Idaho. Just avoid the news channels, because hearing Republican opinions about the attacks will make you want to punch your TV, especially coming a day after Trump called for a “rethink” on NATO, which is headquartered in Brussels. Ted Cruz is favoured in both Republican battles, because if there’s anyone Mormons love like their own, it’s a fellow millenarian. Trump falls short due to the “Christian of convenience” tag. Kasich might as well embrace Satanism, for all the chance he has.

The Canadian federal budget was this afternoon. The highlight was an announced 2016-17 deficit of $29.4 billion, with most of that a result of the previous government planning on an oil price of $60/barrel, combined with election-promised infrastructure spending & increased government benefits. If you ever wanted to know what a Bernie Sanders presidency would’ve looked like, watch the North for the next four years.

Rob Ford died today. As least when people remember me, there will be a “but” after the “He was a prick”.

Double entendre intended.

NHL: (10 games total)

  • Flyers @ Columbus – 7:00
  • Red Wings @ Tampa Bay – 7:30
  • Stars @ Blackhawks – 8:30
  • Blues @ Sharks – 10:30

NBA: (4 games total)

  • Rockets @ Thunder – 8:00
  • Heat @ Pelicans – 8:00

NCAA: NIT Quarterfinals. They can’t bring themselves to come up with a second-place slogan to “Elite Eight”, so you know you want to watch for sure!

Pour one out for the Belgians. ÊTRE FORT BELGIQUE!

 

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As expected.
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Beastmode Ate My Baby

Devin Faraci at BMD killed it as well:

http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2016/03/22/batman-v-superman-review-zack-snyders-doomsday

So did Mike Ryan at…the site that shall not be named. The movie just sounds awful.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Beastmode Ate My Baby

I do want to read Vince Mancini’s take on it. That should be brutal.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

He could just do a plot recreation from reviews and it wouldn’t be any less brutal because this looks like a self-destructive mess.

Beastmode Ate My Baby

Seriously. How do you even mess this movie up? Two yuuuge funnybook characters in the same movie for the first time should be instant gold. Instead they made what sounds like a dreary slog of a film.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice* contains a major revelation: it isn’t that Zack Snyder misunderstands Superman, it’s that he actually hates the character.”

I knew it!

Beastmode Ate My Baby

One of my favorites:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_50-gOeBilc

Just so ’80s.

WCS

So much blow.

WCS

WCS


Heard about Houston? Heard about Detroit? Heard about Pittsburgh, PA?

WCS

WCS

Meanwhile, I fucking love this song, and had listened to it about an hour before Porky gave his news a few weeks ago. It just came on the radio I always have on (background noise always helps). First time I’ve heard it since. Suddenly, want to walk the dog (euphemisms, just burn off the feelings) for about six miles.

With everything that’s happened in the last 24 hours, I’ll probably sob in the shower. Guh.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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WCS


Meanwhile, I just want to drink a pot of coffee, and just snort the good stuff.

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WCS

Full disclosure:

I’m a bit (to put it nicely) younger than Moose. That said, we both have a rock goddess.

Chrissie Hynde helped “make” a young WCS. I jerked off to her, is what I’m saying.

Beastmode Ate My Baby

That’s OK. I’m a…bit…older than Moose, and I also like Chrissie Hynde.

I mean, she’s no Sheila E, but…

/ducks thrown glassware

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Are you sure you are older than me? When I popped it was President: Dwight D. Eisenhower (R-Kansas/New York).

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Beastmode Ate My Baby

Huh! Well, ya got me, pardner! I was born during LBJ’s early run.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

It’s the sense of humor that has not really changed since 13.

Beastmode Ate My Baby
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I saw them opening for Neil Young at Red Rocks a few years, maybe more than a few; Chrissy can still bring it. Her voice sounded as good as it ever has.

WCS

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WCS

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Beastmode Ate My Baby

Fun fact: The Boy Commandos were created by Joe Simon & Jack Kirby, the same dynamic duo who brought us Captain America.

What…? Stop looking at me like that.

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WCS

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Beastmode Ate My Baby
Beastmode Ate My Baby

Gentlemen.

Question: as long-time HRTN readers, is it becoming too convoluted? Blaxabbath brought this up last week, and now the thought nags at me, causing sleepless nights and waking terrors.

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Beastmode Ate My Baby

I can sleep again!

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Beastmode Ate My Baby

Showed that to my wife. Don’t think she’s gonna be getting any shut-eye tonight.

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Beastmode Ate My Baby
WCS

I love it. As long as you have an ultimate destination for everyone, who gives a shit how it takes to get there. I published a book with a lot of players, without an actual ending, and it still worked.

As far as I’m concerned, you can it going in perpetuity. Everyone here loves it.

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Beastmode Ate My Baby

Much appreciated. I write it and totally amuse myself, but there are nagging thoughts of “OK, is everyone enjoying this, or are they just humoring me so I won’t post Seahawks fanfic?”

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Beastmode Ate My Baby

YOGA FAIL.

WCS

As long as the ultimate ending isn’t Richard Sherman buttplugging one of us, we’re all good.

Beastmode Ate My Baby

Well, there goes my big finale…

WCS

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I am for convoluted, strange, violent, inconclusive…….kinda like life.

Beastmode Ate My Baby

Awesome. I enjoy just jumping around to different characters every week…I can see how it could get confusing, but on the other hand, it still makes more sense than Sons of Anarchy.

blaxabbath

I don’t mean TOO convoluted. I enjoy it and appreciate the enormous world you are building with it.

That I can’t follow is my own problem.

Beastmode Ate My Baby

It’s been brought up before, and I know it moves around a lot. I just wanted to make sure I wasn’t off in my own weird space spewing out random gibberish.

I mean, I am, but as long as enough of you understand my gibberish, it’s all good.

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“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.”
― Napoléon Bonaparte

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WCS

Goebbels would approve of this election cycle.

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WCS

Dammit, yes. Or, maybe not. Who knows.
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WCS

I freely admit to be looking forward to adding this to the “dad rock” vocabulary.

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blaxabbath

Completely predicted results in my state came out about four mins after polls closed. Maricopa County (where Phx is) cut their polling locations from 200 to 60, from 2012 (most of the lost ones, of course, being in the barrios), and it’s resulted in long lines at the polls after closing plus all kinds of registration issues.

So I’m enjoying following my friends on facebook talk about how (a) it’s too early to call; (b) voter suppression; (c) Dybold.

WCS

Remember, it’s the darkies and the immigants who need voter ID cuz they take are vottes.

blaxabbath

Many people are also showing concern for the ‘Coffin District’ results. Is this a thing that every state gets?

WCS

Ask Chicago. They specialize in that.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Ugh, I have an early breakfast meeting tomorrow, why the hell am I still up?

WCS

We need some Tool up in here (TWSS).
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ALXMAC
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Sill Bimmons
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WCS

Catler and Kristen are probably more than happy to let their kids drink raw milk, too.
http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Anonymous-tip-claims-raw-milk-caused-illnesses-at-Capitol-371487251.html

WCS

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When I’m sitting on a 50 kiloton nuclear weapon, detonator in hand, while the zombies are nipping at my legs, this is how I want to go out as I push the button.

ALXMAC
ALXMAC
WCS

Guh. Just when I’m getting the head change from the bourbon, one of the coils on my vape boxes decides to blow, and now I’ve got to change it. White people problems, amirite?

I should write a 14,000 word essay on Gawker on how this is an example of the oppresive climate we live in.

BrettFavresColonoscopy
WCS

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BrettFavresColonoscopy

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Wakezilla
Wakezilla

What in Carmen San Diego?

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WCS

2/10 Eats in bed; would not bang

WCS

ALXMAC
ALXMAC

WCS


Have Josh Homme and Eminem ever been seen in the same place at the same time?

BrettFavresColonoscopy

I’m just finishing up listening to Monday’s request line to come down from a long day. That was solid work, peeps.

ALXMAC
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ALXMAC
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ballsofsteelandfury

Honey, you gotta be careful with those!

Wakezilla

I’m watching the Flash right now, and it’s a turd in the punch bowl. Worst episode in the series, IMO.

WCS

WCS

Well, holy piss, look at that. YOU LOSE SITE.

Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons
ballsofsteelandfury

ALL HAIL SILL!!!!

THE BOOBS BROKE THE SPELL!!

ballsofsteelandfury

Holy moly!

Wakezilla

To quote an Iranian shia cleric, “Boobquake!”