Your “Franchise-Tag Eve” Tuesday Evening 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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NFL News:

  • players getting paid before the franchise tag / free agency deadline:
    • Antonio Brown, Steelers: 4 years, $68 million
      • technically, an extension of his rookie deal, which would have paid him $4.7 million in 2017
        • he got a signing bonus as well, to top-up this year
    • Eric Berry, Chiefs: 6 years, $78 million
      This one’s for Dok.
    • Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Chiefs: 5 years, $41.25 million
      • good for the Canadian kid out of McGill
        • who spends the off-season studying medicine
  • today’s franchise tags:
    • [Redacteds] – Kirk Cousins
    • Browns – Isaiah Crowell
    • Giants – Jason Pierre-Paul
    • Cardinals – Chandler Jones
    • Los Angeles Chargers of Carson – Melvin Ingram
  • kicked to the curb:
    • Adrian Peterson – Vikings opt to not exercise his 2017 option – $18 million
      • to become a UFA March 9
    • Jamaal Charles – released by the Chiefs

Here’s how the franchise tag numbers break down for 2017:

If you feel like some light-ish reading, ESPN has a short story on 25 years of the franchise tag.

Finally, if you want some long-form rehash with new updates, the MMQB has a story about Jerry Kramer still vying to get into the Hall of Fame. It fills you in on the number of times he’s come up for votes (10 – 9 during his eligibility window; once on the senior list), and what he does to stay both active & in the public eye. I read it because I’m a Packers fan.

I’m including this reference, because it shows – yet again – how much of a disgrace Roger Goodell is.

Kramer says Roger Goodell once asked him why he never attends the annual Hall of Fame ceremonies. Kramer told him because he’s not in the Hall of Fame. He said the commissioner was astonished.

PEOPLE FORGET THAT!


Tonight’s sports:

  • NHL:
    • Avalanche at Flyers – 7:00PM | NBCSN
    • Capitals at Rangers – 7:00PM | Sportsnet
    • Flames at Kings – 9:00PM | Sportsnet1
  • NBA:
    • Wizards at Warriors – 7:00PM | TSN
    • Hornets at Lakers – 10:30PM | TSN
32 years ago – Feb 23/85. Who feels old?
  • NCAA: lotsa good matches tonight; hard to pick
    • Georgetown at Seton Hall – 6:30PM | FS1
    • Florida State at Duke – 7:00PM | ESPN
    • Indiana at Purdue – 7:00PM | ESPN2
    • DePaul at Providence – 8:30PM | FS1
    • Vanderbilt at Kentucky – 9:00PM | ESPN

If you need yet another reason to hate Bobby Knight,

HERE YOU GO!

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Gratliff

Oi. You get sick for one night and you miss everyone calling eachother cunts in the comments section.

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

Aw, it wasn’t that bad; more asshole and idiot. You’ll catch up.

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Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

I am not anti religion. Growing up my 2 best friends were a extremely devout Catholic and a guy that started his Youth Pastoring at 14 and I went to his services, not weekly but a lot of the time. He went to college for it and is now credentialed.

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

I honestly do not understand the modern republican. My dad has gone full racist and xenophobic since Trump was elected but the only people that actually like him are his soccer friends who are immigrants, he also hates women but that one has been there all along. My mom has had a foreign exchange student for the better part of 20 years, also explicitly hates foreigners now while housing one.

“I am anti abortion”. You fucking had one and dealing with it together is why you got married. You can’t untell a child that

“II am anti pot, it makes people stupid” – Your only white friend is a 400 lb man that smokes all the time. Oh, he is also a high level Chemical engineer that saved thousands of jobs while being high

/ full disclosure. Last guy I mentioned broke his neck diving into an empty pool. But he was drunk, not high. Also rode like 10 miles on a childs bike after, then when someone took him to the hospital they found out he broke his neck but is fine now, plays hockey at 400

JustStopDude
JustStopDude

I work in the US office of a Japanese conglomerate, doing international field work, and I have fucking coworkers that are hardcore Trumpettes.

These office morons do not seem to put 2 and 2 together and recognize that if the US starts a trade war with every other country on the planet, we will all be out of a job, and that furthermore, the majority of our workforce either looks, sounds, or has a foreign enough sounding name that morons in TSA will never let us through the airports if Trump keeps enacting these moronic executive orders.

Its disturbing that I work with people that cannot see reality.

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

I have watched the new Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2 trailer like 10 times since it was released 4 hours ago. I am ok with this life choice and can’t wait til the movie comes out.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

So I guess when I get really drunk I watch “John Dies at the End”. Good to know.

Senor Weaselo

Ooh, is that the one that starts with John dying?

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

The book was better.

/I haven’t watched the movie

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

Patricia Medina (and Tor Johnson) for Lady in the Iron Mask (1952)
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Unsurprised
Unsurprised

The sewer system in Astoria is atrocious.

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

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

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Unsurprised
Unsurprised

The 8 minute abs version of fart sniffing

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

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

Alcodoll?
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Senor Weaselo

So nobody answered, are we all gonna die?

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

Soon enough, we’ll all get to see them close up

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Eventually, yes

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

I hate you L.A. cocksuckers.

Senor Weaselo

I knew the Chargers were rebranding, but I didn’t think Spanos would go for that name.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Bojack time!

/if you don’t watch this show you should probably start watching it.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Rikki-Tikki-Deadly
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

A slightly different take I guess. I think Larson did that one in the late 70s or early 80s. Both versions are funny to me.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Oh, for sure. I love the Far Side so much.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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

There was a short novel of the same name about the aftermath of a burrito lunch at “Manny’s” on Fourth Street.

Fronkenshteen

Leandra is off now! Good times! Shots akimbo!

JerBear50
JerBear50

Naaah, I’m pretty sure it was a heart attack.
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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Meanwhile the cat is about to go all “death from above” on the dog.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

This alcohol is making me feel good. Perhaps more will make me feel even better!

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers
Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

It is a shame we do not have a commenter called Pepper Brooks.

JerBear50
JerBear50

I’m guessing it will but you should probably confirm it.

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

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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Remember how intently you watched the…hmm, not the Super Bowl, that sucked, not the AFC championship games, those sucked, um, remember a GOOD football game, remember how intently you watched that?

That is what it is like for me when I eat steak in front of my dog and cat.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

I seem to recall the NFC Championship was at least watchable.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I’m not saying I didn’t ENJOY it, but it was not a very interesting game.

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

I usually feed my dog first, and she will sit on her place patiently…… but you can beat she is paying VERY close attention.

Well that and she knows fat and any gristle is coming up.