Your “People Tell Me That I’m Gonna Lose You” Sunday 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.
Beerguyrob

So, the first weekend of the pre-season ends tonight, with the Seahawks going down I-5 & then onto I-10 to visit some team called the “Los Angeles Chargers” in a stadium named after a business with less credibility than the University of Phoenix.

As has been my standard in covering these Week-1 tilts, I have ventured lightly into respective fan bases by utilizing the tools found at various SB Nation blogs. I’m not insane enough to go trolling through Reddit or Yahoo! sports. For tonight, I’m indebted to Bolts From The Blue and the Field Gulls for material to glean.

Again, as I found during the course of the week, you can tell a lot about the state of a franchise by what the fans choose to write about. “Bolts From The Blue” still seems to be living in the past. They devoted a lot of words to two stories that totes prove the fan base has moved on. “What If Jerry Jones Bought The Chargers?“, reads like the NFL equivalent of the old story about George Steinbrenner wanting to buy his hometown Cleveland Indians but having to settle for the Yankees. The worse of the two is “Farewell, San Diego Chargers“, a story about how the act of merely attending an open practice in their new, temporary home puts an end to the team’s legacy in San Diego, and the creation of a new one in Carson:

However, to me, it was hard to beat the feeling of being a San Diego Chargers fan for the last 20 years. I have been through the ups and downs with this team, so remaining a Chargers fan (now that they are in Los Angeles) is just another chapter. While I sat at the light in front of the new home of the Los Angeles Chargers, I think that is when I accepted that this was just a part of the journey as a Chargers fan.

I can see the Chargers finally selling out a game at StubHub, which shouldn’t be hard given that they now have about 2/3 less seating than they did at Qualcomm (27,000 compared to 70, 561). [snip] I can see the StubHub Center being a fun time for the next few years and at least StubHub has up-to-date jumbotrons that actually display visible video.

I can say I am a Los Angeles Chargers fan and admittedly it’s a bit exciting to see how things will end up; however, I am a San Diego Chargers fan at heart. Nothing will replace that feeling.

Peter King admires this transparency. It’s more “Meh, Meh…Whatever.” than “STOMP STOMP CLAP!”, and has all the consistency of Gollum talking to himself.

 

In comparison, the Seahawks seem a model of consistency. The biggest story is about Kam Chancellor‘s extension and how it’s both team-friendly and a roster-stability guarantee for another 4 years. A highlight on their site is the addition of John Clayton to the KIRO 710 radio broadcast team which, frankly, is actually good news. Otherwise, the site is filled with puff pieces and photos from training camp. They will go either 4-0 or 0-4 in pre-season and the fan expectations will be the same regardless. SUPER BOWL, BAY-BAY!


Game Preview: Seahawks vs. Chargers

  • The Seahawks will be trying out approximately 75 Offensive linemen, and with Russell (probably) not playing expect Trevone Boykin & Austin Davis to run around a lot while former Jai alai & polo players try to figure out blocking schemes on Joey Bosa.
  • The Chargers will start strong, because Philip Rivers chose not to attend LaDanian Tomlinson’s Hall of Fame induction for the specific reason of being ABSOLUTELY FUCKING READY for a Week-1 pre-season game. He will likely play six downs and leave after a 65-yard TD or INT. Only then will he watch highlights of LT’s ceremony, in-between breaking down tape of each pass he threw during those 2 minutes on the field. COMMITMENT! DRIVE!

Tonight’s sports:

  • NFL:
    • Seahawks at Chargers – 8:00PM | NFL Network
  • CFL:
    • BC at Saskatchewan – 8:00PM | ESPN2 / TSN
  • Baseball:
    • Red Sox at Yankees – 8:00PM | ESPN / TSN2
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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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Brick Meathook
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Brick Meathook

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WCS
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This Charlottesville thing really does have me down. Turns out, my former neighbor was among the injured, and, at the time, her live-in boyfriend died from a heart ailment in April this year. I know he would have been at the scene, if he could have.

Anyway, if you don’t see me over the next couple of days, don’t worry. I’m fine, just sad.

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

I am with ya on this. A big WTF?

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

Hope this poem helps at least a little.

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

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No, mankind has very little influence on this big planet! Nature is fine, nothing to see here folks!

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

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

WOOOOPS; nipples!

Stone nipples.

ballsofsteelandfury
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Ha ha! Beat me to it.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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ballsofsteelandfury
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Holy Mole!

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

I don’t think there is any mole anywhere near that thing.

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Senor Weaselo
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“I flew to China out of frustration.”

All this is for handball.

Senor Weaselo
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And I can’t even watch Rick and Morty because it’s more than half over.

herodotus450
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herodotus450

You can always catch it when it comes around again on the teevee at… 3 am? What the fuck, does adult swim know anything about their viewer demographic? Or anything about technology?

WCS
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Yo, Redshirt, you still around?

herodotus450
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herodotus450

Sometime I wish adult swim would stop being ironic for two seconds and just tell me what the fuck is going on. But then I guess that’s also why we love them…

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

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Fronkenshteen
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My drinking is getting away from me.
So is the yankee game.

Horatio Cornblower
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Yankees Twitter should be awesome tonight.

blaxabbath
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Watching cloud atlas on Netflix. So lost here. Decided to make a pizza run and get high. Surely I’ll figure it out over the second half.

Senor Weaselo
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Is that the true true?

Senor Weaselo
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Correct me if I’m wrong, but don’t you get tossed if you try to make two trips during the same batter?

Horatio Cornblower
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I think you’re OK with trips but the pitcher has to finish the batter he was on when you first came out to the mound.

Frankly the Yankees are better off with Farrell still in the game.

ballsofsteelandfury
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This is glorious. The Chargers are godawful, the stands are empty, and I can hear the complaints about parking/ stadium accessibility all the way in Pasadena.

This is going to be a fun year.

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

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

Wait, now we do; you’re here.

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theeWeeBabySeamus
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I suppose I should actually go and accomplish something for the first time all day….you know, like before it’s tomorrow.
Have a nice night, folks.
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Brocky
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Good night based sexy content provider

theeWeeBabySeamus
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Brocky
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bout to hit the hay myself; sweet dreams

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King Hippo
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Of all the evil shit I do, think, and say, watch me die, get to the pearly gates, and St. Peter kicks me down to Hell because he’s pissed that I never watched Game of Thrones.

Horatio Cornblower
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The preview for this week’s Game of Thrones should have been Joliet Jake yelling “We’re gettin’ the band back together!”

Aroldis Chapman can go get fucked.

Redshirt
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I was not too sad to see Chapman go. He was a diva who refused to be a starter after he realized closing was easier, but he wants starter money, even though he only throws fastballs.

JerBear50
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JerBear50

I was annoyed that he decided to walk from the Cubs and go back to NY. I could have accepted it and also have been ok with his pants-shitting performance in Game 7 (ignoring the obvious usage issues). But the he decided to run his fucking mouth about the team and Maddon on his way out the door like a gutless cunt, so he can go fuck himself.

Senor Weaselo
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Well Addison Reed’s in, so that’s good.

theeWeeBabySeamus
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Is Odell Beckam Jr., really the best choice for a shampoo commercial?

Discuss….

Senor Weaselo
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Well, his hair does give him the ability to defy gravity.

JustStopDude
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JustStopDude

I really hate the pregnant woman NFL network commercial.

BrettFavresColonoscopy
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Haven’t seen it. I presume it features Rae Carruth.

Redshirt
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Normally, I would post the “Stop! Stop! He’s already dead” GIF, but since this is the team that left a loyal fanbase for purely greed…

Pour it on Seattle. Pour it on!
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Redshirt
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That’s the attendance?

I’ve seen more people at a High School Marching Band Invitational. Hell, I’ve seen more people in a High School Marching Band.

King Hippo
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Do the HODOR!-less Humps play the Shitty Clippers this regular season? Please say yes, and in primetime.

JustStopDude
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JustStopDude

Is there a mercy rule in the preseason?

theeWeeBabySeamus
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BTW, when the Panthers’ preview sucks tomorrow, it’s because I’m here wasting time with you losers right now.

EVERYONE: Yeah, then why does the rest of everything you write also suck???

Fuck you.

Redshirt
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Its okay. I wrote the Bengals preview in one two hour sitting while I was half asleep after a long day at work. I fear what I wrote down.

theeWeeBabySeamus
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See, now you’re just making me want to break that record.
You’re a bad influence.

Senor Weaselo
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This can only end with an Iron Chef battle. The secret ingredient is, as always, for us…

Redshirt
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Oh, damn it!

(Goes to preview. Removes the hardcore porn.)

theeWeeBabySeamus
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BAD INFLUENCE, BAD INFLUENCE!!!!!
Don’t put those ideas in my head!!!!!

theeWeeBabySeamus
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/looks for photos of Cam Newton getting pegged
//gets distracted

theeWeeBabySeamus
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Mr. Ayo
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Mr. Ayo

Seems like a fair trade.

King Hippo
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Daggum SeaTruthers would have 60 on the board if’n they just put a little effort into it.

laserguru
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Gendry! And the hound and Beric Dondarrion!

Shit got real!

Duchess
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Jon was mentored by Jorah’s father at the wall and is now working side by side with the bastard (Gendry) of his “fathers” (Ned) Bff (Robert), who just so happened to have killed his real father (Rhaegar) in the war. His “father” (Ned) exiled Jorah (who fought with Thoros at Pyke) and sent Bedric to hunt and bring to justice the Hounds brother (the Mountain). The Hound saved one of Jon’s “sisters” (Sansa) who was engaged to Joffrey from being raped and then went on to kidnap/save/mentor his other “sister (Arya) who before then was traveling with Gendry before Bedric sold him to the Red Witch, who used his blood for magic to kill Jons “brother” (Robb) and Joffrey. Gendry was saved by Davos, who then brought Stannis’ army to the North and saved Jon from Tthe wildlings including Tormund… am I missing any other connections here?

laserguru
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Nope. Sounds about right.

Brocky
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naw man, you did a good wrap up. now I want a nick name for jon’s new crew

I wanna go with magnificant seven, but I feel the urge to swap out either beric or thoros with one of the lannister brothers.

seriously, give these these guys the a-team music

laserguru
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that’s a bad ass crew especially when Beric lights that motherfucking sword on fire.

Take it home boys!

Brocky
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wasn’t the flaming sword thoros’s thing though? and beric just appropriated it?

Duchess
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yup

Duchess
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Jaime for Beric, he was at Pyke with Thoros and Jorah

Brocky
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good call.

thought tyrion feels like he could be the brains of the operation

I also love how gendry and jon are just insta bros, like poe and finn.

laserguru
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The hound also saved Arya. Then she stabbed him negating the positive.

laserguru
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You have to give massive props to Jaime’s impregnated abilities.

Mad props!

King Hippo
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The Von Miller chicken farmer commercial is fucking awesome.

King Hippo
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of the roughly 1,200 “fans” in attendance, how many do we reckon are hobo drifters brought in with the false promise of a hot meal and/or disinterested handjob?

theeWeeBabySeamus
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I was told it wasn’t an either/or situation.
/flips off Spanoi
//pushes shopping cart quickly away

Senor Weaselo
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How many of them are Jim Tomsula?