Your “Anyone but France” Championship Sunday Morning Open Thread

Happy Sabbath!

There are a lot of important sporting events happening this morning. Before we begin, did you see this weird Madden glitch  catch on Friday? Maple NFL is so crazy.

 

Here’s what’s on the menu:

1) Wimbledon Final: 5 AM PST. TSN, ESPN

Canada’s Milos Raonic vs Scotland’s Andy Murray: The UK has had a pretty bad four weeks. Brexit turned into a dumpster fire and England lost to Iceland in the Round of 16 at the Euros. The UK are looking for something, anything, to celebrate. Enter Andy Murray. The UK is putting an awful lot of pressure on him to win.

Milos Raonic, on the other hand, became the first Canadian male in history to make it to a Wimbledon final. It would be absolutely hilarious if a guy from the Commonwealth were to crush the hopes and dreams of an already disillusioned UK.  As I said last time, every time Milos wins a game, Seinfeld fans get to rejoice and say:

It’s your geographical duty to cheer for Milos! Plus, I think the UK will be on severe suicide watch if Murray loses.

Maybe we should tell them the last time Canada played Iceland, they tied 1-1.

2) FIBA Regional Finals, 5:55am PST, on TSN 2: Canada vs France

When I last did an open thread, Canada had won and was on their way to the semi-final regionals against New Zealand. They survived and now get to play a pretty stacked French team. The winner of this game qualifies for the Nationals in Rio.

France are the overwhelming favorites as a lot of Canada’s best players aren’t playing right now. Thanks a lot, Steve Nash.

3) Euro 2016 Championship Finals, 12:00PM PST, TSN, ESPN: Portugal vs France

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Thoughts:

France are the overwhelming favorites to win this game. They need to capitalize on the home field advantage and take it to Portugal early.

With that said, I actually like Portugal’s chances to win. France has home field advantage, which might make them a little more nervous as the fear of losing infront of your home crowd is real. Championship matches are usually pretty tight, which also plays into Portugal’s hand, as all their matches are close since their coach, Santos, took over 2-3 years ago.

Portugal is actually comfortable playing defense and playing without the ball. If it’s a tight 0-0 game and it’s in the second half, France–a team known for being dysfunctional– might panic, which could lead to a mistake for Portugal to capitalize on.

Just like the UK will be devastated if Murray loses today, France would be crushed if their basketball and soccer team were to lose. Which is why it needs to happen, damnit!

Ideally, Portugal will beat France and Ronaldo will score a goal, which will make him pass Frenchman Michel Platini as the all-time goal scorer at the Euros. That would be an excellent kick to the balls.

Enjoy the games!

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Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons

That moment when you’re watching South Park reruns on the DVR and you come across one you’ve never seen:

http://31.media.tumblr.com/eece4bd19d394b8decb1c8e2392b1b82/tumblr_nd5trvKaaJ1tjeglvo1_500.gif

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Oh look, the Wall Street Journal has a take on the legal battles over craft beer names: https://t.co/mM0zme1dhL

Time to go to sleep

BrettFavresColonoscopy
Unsurprised
Unsurprised

I think I’m going to lay down. Don’t set the place on fire.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

… without me.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Fronkenshteen

Not Judy Greer?

Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons

Wow.

You can get a 2017 Camry with contrast stitching.

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Gratliff

Man, I try to remain neutral to all the shit taking place in the protests around the country until police chiefs and politicians jump on TV and start dropping coded language and referring to protesters as “outside agitators” and talk about “external agendas” and shit, and then I suddenly feel like I’m 18 again and start hearing Rage Against the Machine in my head and spouting off about the evils of NAFTA.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Shit. That one beer’s got me buzzing like a hornet.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

BFC has me thinking: I haven’t really considered what I can make with the food I have because I tend to just make items individually.

I have stir fry vegetables, chicken breasts, salmon steaks, canned tuna, turkey, cheese, kale, celery, carrots, 1/4 tomato, pinto beans, rice, spaghetti, pasta sauce, olive and vegetable oil, some mayonnaise, rosemary, popcorn kernels, butter, six eggs, steel cut oatmeal, and 6-8 apples. I’m not necessarily asking for ideas, but pointing me in a general direction would be appreciated.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

I need lemon and lime juice so I can cook the salmon that way.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

The chicken and stir fry vegetables go well together, but there a lot of things you could do with those ingredients ranging from simple to challenging. Kale + eggs + cheese for an omelette or a scramble in the morning. Roasting the carrots with rosemary, olive oil, and salt would also be delicious. If you have OJ (and I know you have bourbon), one of my fave simple salmon recipes is to mix OJ, bourbon, cayenne, and a little maple syrup together, brush it on the salmon steaks, broil that shit in the oven, serve on top of the rice with another veggie (say some of the kale or something else).

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

The last chicken I cooked before tonight I cooked with spinach I needed to use, and cooking it in the chicken fat made it super delicious. I can easily see that working with the kale.

Chicken stir fry is a go-to. I could easily substitute the salmon. It occurs to me if I do some planning, I could easily do omelettes in the morning with the veggies and/or kale and the meats.

laserguru

This is why I started Sunday Gravy, to get you folks thinking about cooking.

/ drops mike.

I am fulfilled!

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

WITNESSED

Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons

You need soy sauce, some form of garlic, and some sort of chili sauce.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Woooooo! Done cooking. Home (away from home) cooking is mighty tasty.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

What did you end up making?

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Made pasta with chicken, zucchini, and onions in white wine, olive oil, and garlic. And some garlic bread. Currently roasting the other random root vegetables in the oven to have them later in the week.

Where the hell is everybody?

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

God damn that sounds good.

Bloody Lethal
Bloody Lethal

Baseball topic…

I need to see Ichiro in this damn home run derby at least one time. I need to see this crazy myth that he can hit a home run at will in BP in action. Someone pony up the necessary funds to make this happen.

laserguru

I cosign and I want to see the pitchers go at it.
Jake, Greinke and Bumgarner can fucking bop.

JerBear50
JerBear50

Also can bop.
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JustStopDude
JustStopDude
Bloody Lethal
Bloody Lethal
JustStopDude
JustStopDude
Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Once you go black …

JustStopDude
JustStopDude

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laserguru

Do you know who the luckiest people on Earth are?
You fine ladies and gentlemen because next week’s Sunday Gravy is going to kick all of the asses.
We just finished dinner and there is not one ounce of leftovers.

It’s one of those times when I tell myself, “Motherfucker you did not!”

I’m so proud of myself I’m going to start doing shots.

Shots!!!

BrettFavresColonoscopy

I was just thinking about Sunday Gravy. I’m at an Airbnb in Boulder this whole week, so I picked up a bunch of produce at the farmers market. About to cook some zucchini and onions in white wine, olive oil, and garlic to go with some pasta and chicken, but what the fuck should I do with the squash, carrots, potatoes, and beets I bought?

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Succotash?

JerBear50
JerBear50

Feed them to a rabbit, then eat the rabbit.

JerBear50
JerBear50

Actually just feed half to the rabbit, then use the other half to braise along with him.

Bloody Lethal
Bloody Lethal

Love me some Sunday Gravy.

Don T

You will not pass out now.
-Me, to myself, getting another b–
/falls on keys under scrotum

theeWeeBabySeamus
rockingdog
rockingdog
The Right Reverend Electric Mayhem

Jon: THIS EURO FINAL, I CALL IT THE SECOND BATTLE OF PORTO, BECAUSE IT MARKS THE LIBERATION OF PORTUGAL FROM YEARS OF DOMINATION BY THE FRENCH.

Herm: Woody Johnson m’a déjà payé 300 dollars pour l’étouffer pendant qu’il se masturbait à points saillants de Ed Hochuli

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Hey kids

Bloody Lethal
Bloody Lethal

Have you heard of a new thing called Pokemon GO?

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

It came out at the perfect time to distract people from reality.

Bloody Lethal
Bloody Lethal

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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

“Look at Ronaldo walking around with no shirt on, showing off for the dollies. See, THAT’S why I can’t stand him.”

– Rikki-Tikki-Deadly, working out in his garage with no shirt on and the garage door open hoping the cute girl next door will take notice.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

It came off at the final whistle, guess he put it back on for the team photo.

JustStopDude
JustStopDude

I got to give Boby Levy all the credit in the world, listening to these Brits announcers whinging on an on about the piss pour play by both teams, and not mentioning the standard British performance the 3 Lions showed…

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I give him less credit, because it would have been hilarious if he’d brought that up.

makeitsnowondem

It’s incredible to me that you can card a keeper for delaying on a goal kick and then end the match as soon as someone receives that goal kick.

Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons

bruit fart

King Hippo

just an awful match. BLECH

rockingdog
rockingdog
Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons

At least Blockhead had nothing to do with it.

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Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons

“Very little options on the bench.”

–a native English speaker paid to speak English on teevee

theeWeeBabySeamus

I am similarly displeased when folks misuse the word amount.
I never call them on it, but it always kills me a little on the inside.

Bloody Lethal
Bloody Lethal

Howdy y’all.

Anyone have one of these beauties?

http://blackdogdesigninc.com/BDD_WordPress/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/BigGreenEgg_640.jpg

A simple Google search won’t seem to tell me how much will run me… Thoughts?

Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons

zut

rockingdog
rockingdog

no ronaldo, no problem?

Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons

zut malhereusement

King Hippo

And the fucking match and CHAMPIONSHIP almost turns due to fucking Clattenburg calling the handball on the wrong player. Who was a different fucking color.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Show of hands…
Who here has driven thru 3 different Border Patrol checkpoints in the past 2 days, with a half ounce of weed (give or take) in one of his bags? Just me, huh?
Yay foar being white and alone….they just waved me thru. Hell, the last dude seemed surprised I even slowed down. He mighta been late for dinner I guess.

rockingdog
rockingdog

i just took a long nap and woke back up to see the score.
nothings changed. still 0-0.

rockingdog
rockingdog

so i just started a game called “drunk or a kid” with my friends. we make up situations where its possible that we/the person were drunk or a kid.
oh wait, never mind, thanks reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/DrunkOrAKid/

Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons

This American commentator is worse than HantaAIDS.

King Hippo

The one who has been shitting all over Griezmann for like the last hour?

Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons

He’s been shitting all over himself.

What he’s been doing to Griezmann is just trickle-down.

makeitsnowondem

The AleSmith barleywine is really fuckin’ good. I’m drinking the whole thing because when you’re caring for others, you have to remember to care for yourself.

Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons

+11%

makeitsnowondem

Clarification, please: They no longer play golden goal in the Euro, right?

King Hippo

you rite

makeitsnowondem

I kind of think this is a shame. Yeah, an extra time goal is almost always a winner regardless, but making the first goal a walk-off seems much more fun to me.

Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons

Ronaldo to Quaresma:

“I’ve missed from there too. Don’t worry, they’ll still want to fuck you.”

Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons

merde

Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons

I haven’t seen the French get robbed like that since 1803!

Sill Bimmons
Sill Bimmons

I haven’t seen the Portuguese get robbed like that since 1822!