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Look, there’s no sports that matter tonight, except for the start of the Copa America. (Sorry #BFIB) Hockey resumes on Saturday in San Jose – 8:00; party at Covalent’s! breakfast at Sunrisesunrise’s! – and hoops resumes on Sunday. And, honestly, I’m kinda bankrupt on ideas today – intellectually, as well as my usual morally. Fortunately, the late Copa start will bleed into the AFL, which will provide some relief with overnight action. So – by way of interlude – I present for you some topics & pictures that didn’t quite make it into the Monday to Thursday Open Thread write-ups. These will hopefully keep you going until the kicking starts later tonight.
Your Whisky Exchange “Malt of the Month”
Glenfiddich Age of Discovery.
Oh, that’s a sexy looking product. Let’s see what your centerfold bio says:
Glenfiddich’s first 19-year-old whisky and its first Madeira finish, Age of Discovery is a spicy, fruity and nutty dram, combining the distillery’s orchard-fruit character with the depth of flavour of Madeira’s famed fortified wine.
It’s a Highland, so it’ll have a little bite, but not taste like an burnt Islay orchard going down. It’s currently listed at £90 online (delivery extra), which is aboot $200 Canadian, so perhaps I’ll check out the local liquor store, given that you can’t mail-order nor home-deliver hard alcohol in Canada & I don’t feel like ordering it to my brother’s and then waiting for a reason to stay a weekend at his place to avoid the duty. That opinion might change the closer we get to football season, and the attraction to staying over becomes greater.
The more I read about moving the Raiders to Las Vegas, the more it doesn’t make actual sense to me, from the perspective of establishing a fan base. Given the average price of tickets, and the expected raising of those prices upon entering a new market, the number of actual residents able to reasonably afford seats to the games doesn’t seem high enough. Plus, having to rely on transient visitors to fill in the shortfall sounds like too risky a proposition for ol’ Rog to consider. One of PK’s halfwits went and spoke to someone from The Sands and got a whole bunch of “kinda”, “sorta” and “we’ll see”, plus a bunch of vague promises about a stadium being a “multi-purpose event facility”. Crack journalism! But, I guess that’s why Bob & Jerry make the real decisions.
I really enjoyed the late night dance-party gif-a-thon in Monday’s Open Thread.
I also just wanted an excuse to post these gifs again. If I were 20 years younger, what these invoke wouldn’t be at all creepy. Or sad. Bradley Cooper is my hero.
While researching “The Factory of Sadness” for Thursday’s Open Thread, I found some useful DFO tidbits:
- while looking for a ‘Circle of Sadness’, I found the equally depressing “Tottenham Circle of Life”,
and the more elaborate “Tottenham Wheel of Failure”,
I don’t know which fanbase has been more depressed for longer, but if there ever was a “Sister Cities” program for uniting misery, here are your charter members. But this should aid those Commentists who were talking in last night’s Open Thread about possibly switching allegiances for the upcoming season.
2. When looking for an appropriate Jay Cutler image to reflect my general basketball sentiments, I found this handy “Jay Cutler Emotional Chart”:
Seems about right. Pretty much covers everything, except “hairball” and “your kid has measles”.
3. When looking for an image for “Factory of Sadness”, look what popped up as a choice in Google:
Better watermark that before NFLMemes gets their thieving paws on it.
Found these at House of Grafix while looking for political notes:
They say what we’re all thinking, and just in time for the summer conventions! Order them here; at $1.50 per for Meteor & $2.50 per for Nope, each seems pretty reasonable.
Tonight & Tomorrow’s Copa schedule:
Friday, June 3: Colombia vs. USA – 9:30 – from Levi’s Stadium
Saturday, June 4:
- Costa Rica vs Paraguay – 5:00 – from Camping World Stadium (Orlando)
- Haiti vs Peru – 7:30 – from Century Link Field
- Brasil vs Ecuador – 10:00 – from the Rose Bowl
Finally, if you are staying up late & watching some AFL, tonight’s mock draft topic is:
Which NFL player would make a good AFL player?
AFL schedule is below:
8:45 PM Pacific – Hawthorn vs Melbourne (Live on Fox Soccer Plus!)
9:10 PM Pacific – Carlson vs Brisbane
11:35 PM Pacific – Geelong vs GWS
2:25 AM Pacific – Gold Coast vs Sydney
2:40 AM Pacific – Fremantle vs Essendon
Go Freo!! HAVE AT IT!