Your “I Gotta Wait Until Saturday for Football?!” Tuesday Evening Open Thread

Beerguyrob

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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Welcome to the preliminary darkness of the off-season.

NFL Notes:

  • Jordy Nelson has two broken ribs. Expect him to be deactivated later this week, despite Mike McCarthy trying to game the Cowboys into prepping for him.
    • I’m not a doctor, but even I know playing a WR with two broken ribs is basically wasting a roster spot.
  • Bill O’Brien says the Patriots will “bury you” if you make too many mistakes.
    • Especially if the biggest one is your starting QB.
  • It’s getting awesomer in Niner country, as the team is suing the city of Santa Clara, accusing the city of falsely accusing the team of contract violations.
    • The team is requesting a judge force the city to either sign documents agreeing the team is in full compliance with their lease, or force the city to prove which specific terms the team is alleged to have violated.
      • So Jed York has fired two coaches, one GM, and is suing the city where his stadium is based. Good thing his mother’s net worth is $2.4 billion, based on the team’s valuation being $3.0 billion. (Forbes)

Finally, that was a delightful final 8 minutes of the Alabama – Clemson game. The Canadian feed ended just before the trophy presentation, so I hope the Commentists will let me know how savoury those ‘Bama tears were. Because all I know is this

Led to this,

Which led to this.

Delicious.

Oh, and Auburn fans had themselves a little party as well, giving Toomer’s Corner a one-ply face-lift in delight at Alabama’s defeat.

The best repository of photos from last night’s game seems to be the LA Times. They seem to go in reverse order, because they were adding to the site during the game, so page 1 is the trophy, and page 64 is the opening quarter.


Canada 150:

Today’s historical factoids run a familiar gamut:

  • 1910: The first issue of Montreal’s “Le Devoir” newspaper is published.
    • Considered the “francophone paper of record”, it was founded by Quebec nationalist Henri Bourassa.
      • the paper’s motto is “Fais ce que dois” (“Do your duty”).
    • Editorial supporters of Quebec sovereignty during the two referendums.
  • 2004: Police seize the biggest indoor marijuana operation ever found in Canada – plants with an estimated street value of $30 million – at a closed-down Molson’s brewery in Barrie, Ontario.
    • this is the most 21st Century Canadian story you will ever read.
    • 12 were arrested; 5 pled guilty, and one is currently serving 27 years in Louisiana
    • there is still court action in the case, as the owner of the land wants to sell, but the province is calling any profits “proceeds of crime”

Site news:

If my math is correct – and I think it is, because I’m a history teacher – this was DFO’s 300,000th comment:

In my mind Zack Zenner gains over 100 pounds in the off-season, takes over at center and is so transcendent at the new position that it is subsequently renamed after him.

No, you really don’t want a peek inside my mind.

That’s good hustle!

 


Tonight’s sports: hope you like college hoops!

  • NHL Hockey: Bruins at Blues – 8:00PM | NBCSN / Sportsnet
  • NBA:
    • Celtics at Raptors – 7:30PM | Sportsnet1
    • Heat at Warriors – 10:30PM | Sportsnet1
  • NCAA:
    •  7:00 PM
      • Kentucky at Vanderbilt – ESPN
      • Baylor at West Virginia – ESPN2 / TSN1
      • Syracuse at Virginia Tech – ESPNU
      • Kentucky at Vanderbilt – TSN4
      • Xavier at Villanova – FS1
    • 9:00 PM
      • Indiana at Maryland – ESPN
      • Kansas at Oklahoma – ESPN2 / TSN1
      • Florida at Alabama – ESPNU
      • Indiana at Maryland – TSN4
      • Providence at DuPaul – FS1

TALK TO ME!

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Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

So my dog almost died today. I got yelled at in the shower this morning about my dog having a seizure for the first time in months. My dad couldn’t even fake caring for the pups so his response was yelling to me til I came down. He has had seizures before where his weird body contortions made me worry he would die. today he was much more calm except in his eyes that were filled with a fear I have never seen in him. When I calmed him down through the worst of it he immediately got up, and was annoying as fuck the rest of the day obviously really happy to be alive. I love my dog and don’t know what I am gonna do when he is gone.

WCS

Here’s to you and your mutt, buddy. Stay strong, and hang in there.

Senor Weaselo

Hopefully it won’t be for a long time, knock on wood.

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

He is a Golden, so 10 years is a normal life span. The vet thinks he is 12. My brother provided evidence over X-mas break he is actually closer to 16. I adopted him late in life

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

My dogs first favorite toy was a stuffed animal from my brothers gf at the time that he stole and took ownership of. The timeline doesn’t make sense unless my dog is a couple years older

litre_cola

I love my pug more than anything in the world. Surgery this month for 2k. I worry that he will not make it out due to his breathing. I will be an absolute wreck when he dies. He is 10, so it is coming. I do not know what I will do.

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

So… The Mick is kinda not good. I was really hoping it would be passable and find itself. Unless I am the minority on this opinion on an episode that seems to have already been moved out of order from the production schedule because the network didn’t like the other eps. That being said they did it to Community and I loved that show.

Senor Weaselo

Will it get six seasons? Will it also get a movie?

Brocky

I haven’t seen the latest yet, but I’m in the same boat as having relatively high hopes for a fox live action sitcom.

slowly eating away at whatever goodwill they had from son of zorn

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

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Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo
Brocky
Brocky

Brocky

and i double posted.

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

“&bvm=bv.143423383,d.amc&psig=AFQjCNE3s-Ff-8pnJyQOPseXBB8AgYlcmg&ust=1484203116906609!!!!”

-Brocky

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo
Brocky

usually the stupid picture just embeds itself.

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Brocky
LemonJello
LemonJello

Repeating such filth, are you trying to get us in trouble with Internet Dad?

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

IS BONG-WATERBOARDING REALLY TORTURE???

-Cheech Cheney

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

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Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

My food for today was 18 hot wings, every inch of my digestive track is on fire. Was my food choice a mistake? Probably. Am I considering ordering more for tomorrow? Of course, it was fucking delicious.

Senor Weaselo

Details, sir… how hot we talking?

Brocky

b dubs all you can eat?

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

It was b dubs, but just I guess what they now call a medium now. Boneless, hot sauce (hot not fiery or whatever the hottest one is). Lots of Ranch

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

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