Your “Wait – Is The ‘Victory Formation’ Now An Anti-American Protest?” Monday Night Football 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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NFL News:

  • Anthemgate update: (Anthemgazi? 9-11them?)
    • Roger Goodell told latte foam inhaler Peter King he is “proud” of the League’s response to Donald Trump’s “divisive words”.
      • “Aren’t you bothered that the president might be on a crusade against your league?” I asked.“No,” Goodell said. “We live in an imperfect society. A public discourse makes us strong.”
      • King also notes that the protests had nearly died out, with only 10 players participating the week prior, so Sunday is more Trump’s fault than anyone’s.
    • Josh Norman dropped a “not my president” as one of his responses to a reporter’s question.
      • which should absolutely curry favour with the #MAGA types who said that about Obama.
    • A Louisiana lawmaker wants the state to withdraw all funding & support the Saints receive for using a state facility like the Superdome.
      • since the Saints pay no rent & keep all gameday profits, plus retain the naming rights, it would be a tidy sum.
        • The New Orleans Times-Picayune valued the state’s contribution to the Saints $1.5 billion in value at $165 million.
    • nfl.com also has player & coach responses to yesterday’s action. Comments are, not surprisingly, turned off.
      • including Dreamboat, who went on WEEI and expressed his opinions about supporting his teammates, and how the people booing have the same speech rights as the guys who kneel.
        • Count Matt Light as a non-supporter, because kneeling goes against “the Patriot way”.
        • Also, consider these stories a reminder never to read the comment sections of online articles

  • Finally, a Bills stadium employee quit on Twitter yesterday in protest of the kneeling, and became a #MAGA hero in the process. I refuse to post the tweet because it’s just stupid.
  • Oh, and a drug addict had something to say about his beloved Steelers:

Remember – until 2009, teams stayed in the locker room during the anthems.


Real NFL News:

  • One of my favourite players, Darren Sproles, managed to both break an arm & tear an ACL on the same play yesterday, and is now out for the season.
    • The guy was always late-round fantasy dynamite.
  • Positive news: Teddy Bridgewater is eligible to return to practice in three weeks.
    • Given the Vikings next two games are against the Bears & Lions, if they go 1-1 with the feared Bradford-Keenum connection, the team might go slowly with the rehab, given that a healthy Teddy is still their future.

Finally, as a coda to the weekend anthem protests, John Oliver rightly points out that “when you have lost the moral high ground to Roger Fucking Goodell,” he said, “something is horribly wrong.”


Game preview:

Tonight’s game is expected to be closer than many imagine. The current spread is Cowboys by 3, mostly on the basis of last week’s drubbing by Dallas at the hands of Denver. Plus, many prognosticators are pulling for old man Palmer to finally get a chance to light up a secondary, and for Fitty to be the beneficiary.

Me? I expect Palmer may finally actually get Fitty killed this week, as he tries to lead him over the middle, and either Sean Lee (close to the line) or Orlando Scandrick (deeper in the zone) do what they can to avoid fines for hitting a defenceless player.

Look for Zeke to get a whole bunch of yards, as the Cowboys look to avoid too many deep balls that run the risk of getting picked off, since Arizona actually has a secondary that can keep up with Dez Bryant.

I’m tuning in early to see if freshly pardoned felon Joe Arpaio rambles onto the field during the anthem to arrest players disrespecting the flag.

Over/under on Pat Tillman references:

  • By ESPN: 4
  • By fans in the stands: 26

Tonight’s sports:

  • NFL:
    • Cowboys at Cardinals – 8:15PM | ESPN / TSN
      • en español en ESPN2
  • WWE:
    • Monday Night Raw – 8:00PM | USA / Sportsnet360
      • the night after “No Mercy”
        • Cesaro lost two teeth during his match.
  • Invictus Games:
    • Highlights show – 10:00PM | TSN2
  • MLB:
    • Blue Jays at Red Sox – 7:00PM | Sportsnet

I want someone to come up with the Venn diagram of where #MAGA & #UpForAnything meet. DON’T SAY “WAL-MART”!

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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Horatio Cornblower
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Just turned on the TV and Dallas forced a punt.

Must be me.
/stares at the TV forever

jjfozz
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All of my friends who are dyed in the wool libruls absolutely hate football and love baseball. I’m kind of over football, but motherfucker, I will never, ever like baseball.

I’m switching to hockey.

Dolph Ucker
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Dolph Ucker

I actually prefer the term “Progressive,” because of its implied movement towards something that is better than what we have now. Not sure if “liberal” or “conservative” mean anything much anymore. Not sure how dyed in the wool I am but probably.
Also, yes to football. Meh to baseball. And a resounding YES! to hockey.

Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli
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That’s funny because in terms of politics, baseball players are about as conservative and reactionary as you can get. Adam Jones has mentioned it and Chris Archer isn’t kneeling because he knows his teammates will eviscerate him for it.

JustStopDude
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JustStopDude

Yeah except you would damn sure see that the players union for baseball would make life a living hell if a baseball player was blacklisted like Kaep.

Hell, the O’s had a dude that machine gunned to death like two people in Central America and the O’s basically admitted they couldn’t touch his contract until after all his appeals with the courts were over.

Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli
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These guys use their millions of dollars to insulate themselves from the fact guys like Trump who would smash their union to pieces if given the chance.

King Hippo
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Go watch the Curt Flood documentary and get back to me on that.

JustStopDude
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JustStopDude

The Major League Baseball Players Association is a hell of a lot more powerful today than it ever was in 1970.

Also, yeah I’m not stupid, racism played a massive role in Flood getting fucked.

herodotus450
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herodotus450

Legend has it Ugueth Urbina is still getting paid by three teams.

King Hippo
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Fuck it, liberal and FOOTBAW for me. I ain’t changin’ THESE COLOURS DON’T RUN imo godbless

herodotus450
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herodotus450

And 12% of the time you get a BONUS Nourthern anthem!

herodotus450
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herodotus450

2009 smh tahts when obummer took office,,,
http://dailysnark.com/nfl-teams-didnt-stand-national-anthem-2009/

King Hippo
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Entropy was not just a weekend thing, it would seem.

Gratliff
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Not watching, but is DAK truly on pace for a glorious 12 yards?

King Hippo
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DAK DAK DAK DAK!!!!

Brick Meathook
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Brick Meathook

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jjfozz
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Those dreads smell like a combination of patchouli, bong water, catshit, incense, and dirty ass.

LemonJello
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LemonJello

Classic bait–n-switch; she ended up getting a rusty trombone and an angry dragon.

Redshirt
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Star Trek has shown a first person view of being teleported. At one point a person was shown completely intact in the beam. Teleportation is being converted molecule by molecule from matter to energy. How can a person see being teleported if he’s completely separated?

blaxabbath
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Maybe it’s a matter of what you experience, rather than what your eyes would visually pick up.

jjfozz
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Yesterday one of the Ravens players was standing during God Save the Queen, with his hand over his heart.

litre_cola
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He was the lineman born in the UK

jjfozz
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Here’s what makes me sad about America. And it’s been said by people way better than me.

There is no more room for having a conversation that shows you yourself are split on an issue.

It’s pick a side. Stick with it. Yell your fucking head off. Throw down the racist card if possible.

That black hearted bastard waterhead in the white house is a fucking cuntfaced cunt.

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

I will reach across the aisle and isle to agree: That black hearted bastard waterhead in the white house is a fucking cuntfaced cunt.

Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli
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Too many folks overvalue civility which is the crutch they use to pretend this country doesn’t have deep, serious problems that are exacerbated by the folks ignoring them comfortably from the suburbs

jjfozz
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What does yelling at one another accomplish? I’m not living in a vacuum. I realize shit is wrong. Christ, I live in Baltimore.

I’m saying that there is no more back and forth – something that helps people become more enlightened to the other side of an issue.

King Hippo
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AGREED. Also the ability to use and apply REASON instead of just getting themselves (and only an insular, similarly-aligned group of hiveminded individuals) whipped into a frenzy via the latest FB/Twitter “outrage.”

There are many on the left who say it’s high time we acted more like the right, and everybody in the center can get fucked (or that there’s nobody in the center, just people pretending they’re not Nazis).

That’s dangerous as fuck, and will not bring our society back from the brink. I’m not sure ANYTHING can bring our society back from the brink, but I don’t want to give active aid and comfort to pouring accelerant on the bonfire.

We have to get re-buy in on a common purpose as a society again. Not 100%, I know that. But it’s got to be better than this, not fucking worse.

Gratliff
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You need both, really. The white supremacists and their mutant cousin idiot pepe fucks need to be nuked from orbit and barred from the table. We also need to be willing to work with the ones that actually have the best intentions and are willing to compromise. The problem is the mainstream center-right types are the ones currently trying to ram some god awful inhuman shit through congress right now with as little interaction with anything left of Bush as humanly possible. There’s not a lot of good faith out there these days.

King Hippo
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Right. And the bad faith SHOULD be called out for what it is. More about how you talk to friends and neighbours, etc. There is not really any compromise to be had with the current GOP Congress. Everyone on the left gets that, methinks.

Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli
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Nothing. But the call for civility is much more about controlling tone such that legitimate outrage is dismissed as unjustified than “having a conversation” that ends with people telling you you’re ultimately wrong.

jjfozz
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I don’t want to control the tone of another person or his views. That negates the idea of a give and take conversation. But when people come right at you with their opinions, yelling like maniacs, nothing is accomplished.

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

Let’s just talk with the nazis; they are reasonable people, always have been.

King Hippo
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but there ARE people in the grey zone, and it’s almost certainly a better approach from a persuasion and moral POV to feel them out first (and treat them as potential “grey zone” folk until you get contradictory data).

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

Not the ones pictured in the banner which seems to be what the right is saying. Sorry; if you advocate elimination and/or segregation you do not deserve a voice.

Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli
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I should definitely keep my mouth shut about politic lest I go full Twitter moron.

Redshirt
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Agreed. Even that chronic masturbator Ted Cruz would’ve taken the opportunity to be seen with black people and at least said some empty words preaching unity.

blaxabbath
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Abstaining and drinking a diet cola is how Ted Cruz jacks off.

Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli
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Ted Cruz only jacks off to women who look like his wife after exactly one drink.

LemonJello
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LemonJello

Just how big of a drink are we talking about here?

Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli
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Just one regular drink. His fish organs don’t need more than that to reach full on shithoused.

blaxabbath
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I need three more points between Fitz and Whitton to win my FF game. I have a serious feeling of dread in my stomach that they will both go down for the game on non-contact injuries before either of them touch the ball again.

litre_cola
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I have no issue with Fitz, it is Witten I have an issue with Blax, if that is your real name.

blaxabbath
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It is.

Sill Blax.

jjfozz
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Ravens vs Steelers this weekend in Baltimore.

I don’t want to go. At all. But my wife and I are hosting an anniversary party for her parents. all the bible thumping Trumpsters will be in attendance.

So, I’m going because at least I can dull the feelings of hypocrisy with shitty expensive beer.

Showing up at this party half in the bag is going to be fun. I’ll stink of beer and cigar smoke. And everyone will loathe me.

Good.

hippofant
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hippofant

Where will you be when your in-laws start threatening Ray Lewis for kneeling?

LemonJello
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LemonJello

I’m more drunk than I thought. comments in wrong places, smgdh. gobbless.

jjfozz
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I have to say, him kneeling smacked of Ray needing the spotlight on him at all times. He actually talked to Kap about this whole issue a few weeks ago, told him to take it off the field.

litre_cola
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I like it sir. Wilt thou be wearing purple camo to the inlaw party?

LemonJello
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LemonJello

I assumed the “Baltimore Tuxedo” would be mandatory for such a formal affair…

jjfozz
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Apparently somewhere between teh game and going to the restaurant I’m going to “change.” And that’s not fucking happening. There’s a cool bar right down the street from teh restaurant (It’s in Little Italy) soooo I’ll have a few belts of dumb dumb juice before going in.

Gratliff
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Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli
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When Jerry Jones dies and is buried, I will shit on his grave.

Also… LOL (baseball) CARDINALS

Brocky
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…..you’re Not Larry Fitzgerald.

Fuck you

Brocky
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You are though.

Fuck you rescinded, for now…

jjfozz
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Here is how I’m feeling about pro football. (Like any of you fuckers care.)

Right now the NFL is like a girl that I liked alot. And we had a decent relationship. Some days she fucked me, and somedays I really wanted to spend time with her, but I got blackout, pants shitting drunk.

After awhile, she really started doing specific things that pissed me off. And I drifted away, maybe flirting hockey, a most handsome woman.

But I had put so much time and money into her, that I recommitted, and my friends were like, “Yeah! Welcome back, she’s awesome. A lot of work, but she’s always going to be there.”

And then this season, I woke up to see her in the cruel light of morning and I realized she was a broken whore with moldy dust where her heart was. Her soul was covered in corrupt black mould. And she didn’t care when I told her to fuck off.

Because there was an entire line of people waiting at the door to let her fuck them over.

ballsofsteelandfury
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Welcome, my friend! You’re not alone.

blaxabbath
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Have you considered hard drugs?

blaxabbath
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“Palmers stands in there courageously….”

Wow — subtle.

blaxabbath
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Anyone got a feed for the game?

Brick Meathook
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Brick Meathook

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Unsurprised
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Unsurprised

This is beautiful.

jjfozz
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THIS PAST SUNDAY, I CALL IT BIZARRO WORLD, BECAUSE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AMERICA WHITE PEOPLE GOT UPSET WITH BLACK PEOPLE KNEELING BEFORE THEM

Redshirt
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“Oh no, I’m missing ‘Young Sheldon!” – nobody

jjfozz
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My brain has been arguing against itself all fucking day. I am fucking inches from saying Fuck It and dedicating my life to a serious heroin addiction.

blaxabbath
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Is this the plot to the Hippo prequel? Because I love a good origin story.

Redshirt
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Seriously don’t do it. I have a family member that’s been fighting it for years. She was clean for years, then stole her father’s car and OD’d while driving nearly killing herself and possibly others. My family was debating whether or not to support her or kill her. She’s back with her husband and her kids, so hopefully she’ll be clean.

Seriously, stick with beer.

jjfozz
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Thanks, I appreciate it. HOpefully your family member has gotten clean. I’ll stick with suds, booze, and a lil pot now and then.

blaxabbath
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We should get high man.

theeWeeBabySeamus
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Way ahead of ya.

litre_cola
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Yes.

Redshirt
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Can’t do it. Don’t know any pot dealers and I have a face that screams “Narc!”.

litre_cola
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I can mail you some.

theeWeeBabySeamus
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LOL. Why do you just wanna mail weed around the globe?

Meh, fuck it. I’ll send you my address.

litre_cola
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Karma, my buddies sent me weed when I lived in Scotland. Greatly appreciated.

jjfozz
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Now that I have a job in a place that’s young and completely laid back I have been imbibing. And yeah, I ain’t complaining.

litre_cola
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the Cardinals O line looks suspiciously like the Patriots, or the University of North Dakota.

jjfozz
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OHMYGODGUZ! SHELDON GOT ENGAGED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111LOFODFLKJAFSDLKJASDFLKJ

LemonJello
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LemonJello

FOZZ! HOW THE HELL YOU BEEN? WHY AM I SHOUTING? OH MY GOD, I’VE GOT VOICE IMMODULATION!

jjfozz
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I’VE BEEN FUCKING GODDAMN GREAT MOTHERFUCKER. JESUS CHRIST I WANT TO SHOVE A BROKEN BOURBON BOTTLE THROUGH RAY LEWIS’S EYE SOCKET

LemonJello
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LemonJello

So, we rooting for Dem Boys:
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Or Their Eminences:
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Gratliff
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Is there a reason to not want the Cardinals to massacre the lot of them?

Redshirt
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Red Birds. I have nothing against them.

litre_cola
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If Dan Bailey could blow a hammy this would be great. Then someone break Wittens face.

Romonobyl
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A pox on your house sir!!! A POX I SAY!!!!

Redshirt
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How can you screw up the “Are you ready for football” song? We’re protesting the wrong thing!!!

Redshirt
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Lady had Proverbs 31:8-9 on her hand:

“Open thy mouth for the dumb, In the cause of all such as are left desolate. Open thy mouth, judge righteously, And minister justice to the poor and needy.”

But enough about that meaningless words. Who was kneeling?!

Gratliff
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We are at smugness defcon 1

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Unsurprised
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Unsurprised

“This’ll quiet those simpletons for a while.”

ballsofsteelandfury
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Can someone Photoshop a blonde kneeling in front of JJ’s crotch?

LemonJello
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LemonJello

“Did someone say billionaire?”
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Unsurprised
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Unsurprised

No, but I can pretend to be one.

theeWeeBabySeamus
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Zeropointsixzero

Who wants to trade a prime RB for Travis fucking Kelce?

theeWeeBabySeamus
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Tonight, on MNF….

Larry Fitzgerald hauls in all teh targets, yds and TD receptions and pulls tWBS out of the fire like a Phoenix (get it? Phoenix? meh, bite me that’s funny) and I make the late comeback to defeat teh Hippo in Week 3.

I’d also like a 10 inch penis, plz.

Unsurprised
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Unsurprised

Larry Fitzgerald can’t beat Megatron overall when it comes to receivers whose ability and careers were completely wasted, but he is definitely a contender for top three.

Jerry Was A Shogun Named Marcus
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1) Does it need to be attached? 2) To you? 3) Someone else? 4) Placed on you? 5) In you? 6) Gently or is slappin n slammin acceptable? 7) Erect or flaccid? 8) Human? 9) Is color a concern? 10) Do you require other optional extras?

theeWeeBabySeamus
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OK, well I see what happens when we leave “required fields” unfilled out.

I want MY penis to be 10 inches. I want it to be attached. To me. Not placed IN ME or ON ME.

Gently? No…slappin and slammin. Erect is preferable at certain times, yes. Human is preferable all the time. But if I can get 10+ inches with a black penis, I’m game.

Nawt raycess.

LemonJello
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LemonJello

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Gratliff
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So Tiny Darren’s career is over and I’m having a sad

litre_cola
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But he walked off the field like nothing happened.

Gratliff
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Low Commander of the Super Soldiers
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I have nothing of substance to say.

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theeWeeBabySeamus
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You ain’t laughing now you fuzzy red retard.

litre_cola
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I know Brocky has this market cornered but I am the worst fantasy football player ever.

Brocky
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No, I’m the unluckiest fantasy player. At least that’s what I tell myself

scotchnaut
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The baseline, the piano bits-come on! Great tune.

scotchnaut
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Wooooo!!

BrettFavresColonoscopy
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Rod Tidwell would be a major upgrade for the Bears receiving corps. Cuba Holding, Jr. might, too.

herodotus450
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herodotus450

In a landmark event, one of my body parts needs ice, and one needs heat at the same time. How does that work.

scotchnaut
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Left ball hot, right ball on ice.

LemonJello
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LemonJello

You sure?
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LemonJello
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LemonJello

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herodotus450
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herodotus450

Got old. Or I turned my head to fast to look at certain derrieres of certain pedestrians.

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