Your “Time To Put Butts In Seats” NHL Opening Day Wednesday Evening Open Thread

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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:

  • Ben Roethlisberger says it’s his role as a leader to speak to teammates when they need to be spoken to.
    • He obviously thinks this is his doing:

  • High emotions between the [Redacteds] and Chiefs on Monday night:
    • Marcus Peters swore at some home fans after giving up a TD, earning a rib-spittled rebuke from Andy Reid after the game.
    • Terrelle Pryor middle-fingered some fans as he was leaving the field Monday night.
  • Based on the length of time Mariota’s expected to miss, the Titans went with a short-term solution of Brandon Weeden backing up Matt Cassel.
    • If the timeline is only 2-6 weeks, then sure. If it turns into a whole season, then you’ll hear the wolves.

Finally, a headline guaranteed to warm the charcoal-blackness of Low Commander’s heart

Melvin Gordon told the L.A. Times. “It’s sad when you’re home and it feels like you’re away, but when you’re 0-4, what can you expect?”

Despite that, the NFL says it will not be considering returning the team to San Diego, which was apparently a thing at some point in time. That was according to Joe Lockhart of the NFL on a conference call Monday, saying that the Chargers are staying put and riding this thing out in Los Angeles.

At least, that’s this week’s answer.


NHL season starts tonight. Of course, your pals at DFO have you covered with a preview of each team & a focus on attendance woes.

For shits & giggles, see how closely the thing I typed yesterday correlates with what Deadspin did today. There’s no implication of plagiarism; but, it is interesting to see how relatively few opinions there are when it comes to discussing how shitty shitty teams will be.

I guarantee you that most of us don’t need the NHL right now. Oh sure, we’ll tune into the home openers and some marquee games at the start of the season, but we’ve still got FOOTBAW to guide us through the week.

However, once the NFL playoffs start in January, and there’s less daily coverage & such, then we’ll welcome hockey back like an old friend. But with Gary Bettman in charge, that friend is also a bum looking for money, so you’ll eventually have to tell him to fuck off.

Practice on this.

Tonight’s sports:

  • MLB:
    • NL Wild Card Game:
      • Rockies at Diamondbacks – 8:00PM | TBS / Sportsnet1
  • NHL:
    • Leafs at Jets – 7:00PM | Sportsnet
    • Blues at Penguins – 8:00PM | NBCSN
    • Flames at Oilers – 10:00PM | Sportsnet
    • Flyers at Sharks – 10:30PM | NBCSN
  • NCAA:
    • Football:
      • Arkansas State at Georgia Southern – 8:00PM | ESPN2 / TSN
    • Women’s Volleyball:
      • Texas A&M at Florida – 7:00PM | ESPNU
      • Kansas State at TCU – 9:00PM | ESPNU
  • WNBA:
    • Game 5: Los Angeles Sparks at Minnesota Lynx – 8:00PM | ESPN

So, the sports week now looks like:

  • Thursday Night Football
  • Saturday night NCAA & Hockey Night in Canada
  • Sunday football
  • Monday Night Football
  • Wednesday Night Rivalries (NHL)

YEP – WORKS FOR ME!

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Spanky Datass
Spanky Datass

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Doktor Zymm

This is one f the few times of day when it’s socially acceptable to drink both where I am and where y’all are! Cheers!

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Unsurprised

Bella Thorne has a nice figure. https://pixhost.org/gallery/ctqq3

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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

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Wakezilla

I like how it’s the unwritten law of sports that teams named Jets are destined to shit the bed

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Unsurprised

Dude, crash and burn is right there.

Wakezilla

Barely into a run, I gots to piss already and the fucking cellphone is making me spell and type like a 3rd grade dunce. Wakezilla is not amused

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Gotcha

Doktor Zymm

The first Jets game after 9/11 was super awkward

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Senor Weaselo

That might not have been the wisest choice.

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

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Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Oh, fuck yeah.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Wakezilla

No we’re talking

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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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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Nice.

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Senor Weaselo

Dammit, now I have the Chuck Schumer At Every Single Commencement Speech in my head.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

It really is the perfect metaphor. All that’s missing is Trump giving a pressed ham via one of Air Force 1’s windows.

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

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WCS

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Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Did I ever mention that Mike Judge went to the same high school I did, and that these two are based on classmates of his? That still disturbs me because it’s so believable.

Also, Highland HS is a public school in Albuquerque. It’s where my father went, and I could totally see him and his best friend being the late 60s equivalent of B&B.