Your “Old Man > Rookie Running Back” Wednesday 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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NFL News:

  • Leonard Fournette has apparently learned the error of his ways, and will respect the team’s rules & curfews.
    • He missed a workout & the team photo, and Tom Coughlin hates it when you skip picture day.
      • Grampy needs his portrait for the fridge.

  • Sam Bradford had his knee scoped, and is expected to land on the IR list.
    • Thus allowing Teddy Bridgewater to officially be re-activated once he clears the physical.
      • Teddy is expected back on the sidelines next week. Kyle Sloter will backup Case Keenum this weekend.
    • 4:00PM ET – It’s official – Teddy in; Sammy out.
  • The Giants have issued directives to team scouts to focus on QBs in advance of the 2018 draft.
    • The Giants are currently positioned third in the draft, and with the Niners coming down with Garappolio, it’s just them & the Browns looking at QBs at the top of the draft.
    • Whether Ben McAdoo is around to mold that QB remains to be seen.
  • Depending on whom you believe, Colin Kaepernick was supposed to meet with Roger Goodell this week.
    • The cancelled meeting apparently got held up over complications with the grievance process, and the fact that Kaep wanted a mediator there to ensure the whole deal wasn’t just a PR stunt.

Finally, to borrow Deadspin‘s line – “I love stories about the NFL eating itself, and I hope you love them too. Let’s feast.”

  • November 7th: Jerry Jones was officially removed from his unofficial role on the owners Compensation Committee.
  • November 8th: Jerry Jones hires David Boies in an attempt to block Roger Goodell’s contract extension.
    • Boies is linked to Harvey Weinstein, having helped him set up the surveillance network he used to monitor accusers, especially Rose McGowan.

According to PFT:

The development comes at a team when resentment of Jones has grown among owners. Many resent his use of the phrases “ranking owner” and “senior ranking owner” at last month’s league meeting, and he has created frustration and acrimony via repeated efforts to hijack discussions among owners. If he actually sues his business partners over Goodell’s contract, Jones could take on full-blown Al Davis pariah-style status.

So, it looks like it’ll be a fun Christmas card season at the owners’ meetings.


I’m going to be away for a couple of weeks, carefree & cavorting, so you won’t have Wineguywill to kick around until the 27th. I’ve met my replacement, and he seems like a fine addition to the staff.

But before I go, I want to remind you of two important dates that I’d highlight if I were here:

  • November 10: anniversary of the “Edmund Fitzgerald”, and an excuse to post the song

  • November 11: Remembrance Day / Veterans Day
    • It’s a pretty solemn date in Canada, and one that I’m glad modern Canadians still hold close despite the distance from the actual events.
    • Each year, I try to drill into my students the importance of the date, and urge them to do some reading and attend a ceremony.

 


Tonight’s sports:

  • NHL:
    • Wild at Leafs – 7:30PM | Sportsnet
    • Bruins at Rangers – 8:00PM | NBCSN
    • Lightning at Sharks – 10:30PM | NBCSN
  • NBA:
    • Lakers at Celtics – 8:00PM | ESPN / TSN
    • Timberwolves at Warriors – 10:30PM | ESPN / TSN
  • NCAA:
    • Football:
      • Toledo at Ohio – 7:00PM | ESPN2
      • Eastern Michigan at Central Michigan – 8:00PM | ESPNU
    • Women’s Volleyball:
      • Missouri at South Carolina – 6:00PM | ESPNU

There may or may not be a “Hope Clicks” tomorrow. I’m not seeing a team that catches my fancy to analyze, but it seems like a pretty full day regardless. DON’T YOU JUDGE ME!

Beerguyrob
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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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Point of order. If I can’t like a post, then the commenting template is crap.

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Patience, kemosabe

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Testes, testes, 1. 2. Testes, testes 1. 2.

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Comments also don’t appear to be autoloading. Just a heads up.

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*hits refresh for the 100th time

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I can only comment in the reply section

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Hola?

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Bonjour?

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The site died because not enough of you read my Bears post

Why yes, I have been drinking

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Comment box at the bottom? Gray boxes? What sort of fuckery is going on here?

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It’s been an interesting couple of hours.
LOL

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Gray boxes, has the BEN been rubbing off on his partn-, I mean victims?

WCS
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I can haz DFO?

Shogun Marcus
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We can all haz! Just in time for me to go. I got a class of 5 year-olds the next two days.

Romonobyl
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I was starting to panic and get teh bends!

theeWeeBabySeamus
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Does posting work?

BrettFavresColonoscopy
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Testes

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IS IT BROKE?

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HMM… THE INTERFACE IS SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT…

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I enjoy your avatar in this alternate timeline

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Brick Meathook

I changed to that nine months ago. This is the first time it’s ever appeared.

Senor Weaselo
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Does that come with cheezburger?

Shogun Marcus
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Packers cut TE Bennett. He didn’t disclose a previous ouchie allegedly. So they can get his cash. Yup, THAT’LL fix it! Blue skies here on out! Whoo!

WCS
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I’m really excited to see how the Democrats blow it after last night.

nomonkeyfun
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Anthony Weiner, I don’t know how, but I’ll bet on him being involved.

Senor Weaselo
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blaxabbath
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Something tells me they still haven’t got a federal strategy that’s worth a shit. Case in point, they’ve anointed Kystren Sinema as their nominee for Jeff Flake’s seat. Sinema voted for the government shut down. 15 years ago, shed ’be the token GOP bisexual gal who knows how to keep her mouth shut and toe the line. Now she’s the “moderate” who inspires absolutely no one.

Seriously, even if the state did decide to put polling stations back in Latino neighborhoods, ain’t no one turning out for her (let alone how she wil actually govern, as her decades-long career has been built on sitting on her hands and just saying, “well, the GOP does run this chamber…”

Wakezilla
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My guess: They’ll see this as proof that their platform was right and Democrats are now coming home after experimenting with other parties or not showing up. They’ll play prevent and lose again.

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Evening people.

Wakezilla
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After their lengthy test, I’m going to show my class the movie Rembetiko. It’s a good thing I decided to pre-screen this film before showing them as I totally forgot how much nudity there was scattered throughout.

JustStopDude
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So Kenny Omega vs Chris Jericho…

That should be fucking cool as hell!

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly
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“Everyone is saying Omega this and Omega that, but no one is saying worship this! And Jericho that!”

litre_cola
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Fantastic work Rikki.

blaxabbath
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Jerry Jones to create his own league along with Trump and The Mooch in 3…2…

Wakezilla
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Jerral + Dick Ebersol + Vince Mcmahon + Donald Trump= Giddy up, buckaroos, we’re going to get XFL 2: This ain’t for snowflakes

Shogun Marcus
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What’s their combined age, ALL?

blaxabbath
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Ever seen the Reaper drool?

nomonkeyfun
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I’ve seen people drool from a Reaper, and cry, and have runny nosed, and shoot cream down their throat like they were Annette Schwarz.

Senor Weaselo
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Don’t forget the vomit!

ballsofsteelandfury
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You know how the fashionable thing now is for parents to say they wouldn’t allow their sons to play football?

I would NEVER in a million years allow a son/ daughter/ niece/ nephew to be a child actor unless I was assured I or the parent was allowed to accompany him/ her 100% of the time. How that is not a rule is beyond me.

And I’ve felt this way since the 80s…

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Yeah this whole thing hasn’t been all that shocking at all to me.

Honestly, after Bill Cosby shit came out, nothing could surprise me. And I thought the whole “casting couch” shit was basically out in the open since like the fucking 1920’s.

Basically Hollywood is going through was big business went through in the late 80’s early 90’s with lawsuits and shit.

Fastest fucking way for me to get shit canned is for me to harass a coworker, male or female. That shit even hinted, HR comes down from the mountains to make the pain.

Academia is the next one to fall. Talk to any person that went in deep university, especially when they are struggling for access to resources and to secure tenure. Shit is just as bad as hollywood in places.

ballsofsteelandfury
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Might as well call it the Tenure Couch

blaxabbath
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No one is going to care though. We claim to hate these workplace injustices but you know what is even more unpalatable to the US public?

Not-gorgeous actresses
Silicon Valley not advancing
Stocks not performing
Having to bother with dealing with cleaning up the ethics of our higher education system, which most of us don’t deal with at all (or, for four years – max).

We didn’t care about the Catholic Church. We didn’t care about Penn St. We don’t care about the President. We don’t care about Hollywood.

We just like to knock down celebrities. We don’t like to generate systems that prevent such abuses though.

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I contend a good deal of Americans don’t give a fuck about Silicon Valley or stocks.

blaxabbath
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You stop development of drone delivery services because the engineering manager doesn’t hire women and made a tasteless pass at an intern, then let me know how the comment section reads.

And stocks, in this instance, I mean as the bellwether of the economy.

Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli
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I don’t think most Americans give a fuck about drone delivery either.

I also think people evaluate the state of the economy based on their personal state and that of the those around them.

blaxabbath
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Valid.

Wakezilla
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I don’t know about tenure couch, but, prof/student banging at the university level is a hell of a lot more common than people think at Zero tolerance schools. I can’t even imagine what it must be like at Post secondary institutions that do not have such policies

blaxabbath
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Universities seem to fall in this pseudo government condition — like with war contractors — where you have government and non-gov employees in close quarters and you’re asking the government employees to live to a higher standard.

Consenting adults and all that, I say, but the amount of power that rests in the hands of university influencers is pretty mindboggling, considering the qualifications of many of the folks who hold these positions (ie – graduate students).

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The Catholic Church is STILL paying off settlement cases over the child sex abuse.

Its the payouts that make the bean counters freak out, rightfully so.

Wakezilla
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People will do anything for their kid to make it in Hollywood/Any pro sport ever.

When Coreys Haim and Feldman spoke out about sexual abuse in Hollywood 5-10 years ago, I still don’t know how parents didn’t listen. Feldman in particular all but spelled out the names of the predatory pedos out there

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Wakezilla
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Here’s something you all can appreciate, but will go over the heads of my students:

Two wrong names for one of the multiple choice questions are Dr. Martin von Nostrad and Dr. Art Vandelay.

Shogun Marcus
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You might has a smarty…show is still in syndication and readily available.

Wakezilla
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I dunno, maybe? I put Dr. John Snow on the test, which was someone they should have known and they laughed because they thought it was a joke in honour of the character from GOT.

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THIS GUY ROBERT MUELLER I CALL HIM THE SEEKER FOR HOUSE GRYFFINDOR CAUSE HE’S LOOKING FOR A SNITCH.

blaxabbath
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That’s actually all quidditch seekers.

Senor Weaselo
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If the Quidditch Cup ever comes back north, I WILL be doing a BotG on it. I went in… 2010?

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly
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The worst part is that I don’t know if you’re serious or joking.

blaxabbath
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“How does he not get this?!”

– Trent Green

blaxabbath
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THIS GUY ROBERT MUELLER I CALL HIM THE SEEKER FOR HOUSE GRYFFINDOR CAUSE HE’S TRYING TO DESTROY A PURE EMBODIMENT OF EVIL BUT ALSO MUST AVOID ATTACKS FROM WHITE TRASH SHITBAGS THAT FOX NEWS PRAISES AS “AMBITIOUS” AND “CUNNING”.

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Merlin’s beard, that’s good.

blaxabbath
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#pointofpride I wasn’t really a reader until I was like 25 and binged the HP series in a summer. Now I not only read, but I’m a WRITER getting all kinds of dick joke exposure!

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Mentioned this a week or so ago, but the Edmund Fitzgerald , according to wikipedia, is longer than the depth of the water where it sank. I think that says more about the length of the ship than the depth of the water though.

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They have also caught people trying to get to the Taconite at the site. The ship was loaded fully. That stuff ain’t cheap (used in steel production).

Its utterly amazing how polluted the Great Lakes are, both form the US and the Canadian usage. You would think more effort would be put into place to restoring the lakes, but good luck with any long term meaningful efforts.

I just mention that because I know Taconite tailings from their production are carcinogenic. I’m sure the massive amount of pellets sitting in one location can’t be good for the immediate area water quality.

herodotus450
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herodotus450

On the Taconite wiki there’s a link to this page
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cummingtonite
You bet I am!

JustStopDude
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JustStopDude

The Royal Ontario Museum has a fantastic mineral display room. I think it was my highlight of doing work up there for a month and a half.

I spent hours in that room taking pictures.

scotchnaut
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“Look. I’ll admit it. I was boating the Edmund Fitzgerald too fast. I wired my step-brother about it. Whatever.”

-Captain Gordon Heavyfoot’s last words

Brick Meathook
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That ship length:water depth ratio is not uncommon even among coastal ocean-going vessels. There’s a theory that the relative shallowness is what killed the Fitzgerald due to a large wave trough that allowed the bow or stern to hit bottom hard, and that broke its back. If it had been in deeper water it might have survived.

JustStopDude
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JustStopDude

I would not want to take a Lake Freighter on the open ocean honestly. They are typically much more narrower and with much lower engine power than an ocean going vessel.

Brick Meathook
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Brick Meathook

Lakers don’t go on the open ocean, but ships operating in coastal waters are very often longer than the water is deep. Also, the Great Lakes can get as nasty as almost any ocean; they are inland seas with less buoyant fresh water.

JustStopDude
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JustStopDude

So Charlie Sheen….

Amazed that guy is still alive.

Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli
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It’s like there’s a point where you can take so many drugs the chemicals actually preserve your body like a specimen in a laboratory jar.

JustStopDude
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JustStopDude

I have to wonder how his PR people (does he still have them?) are trying to handle the Corey Haim rape accusation….

Shogun Marcus
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Worked for Lemmy. Until the incurable brain tumor.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly
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He’s got “Three Stooges Syndrome” except with drugs instead of diseases.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly
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However, based on his love of hookers I would imagine must have Three Stooges Syndrome with diseases as well.

Shogun Marcus
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Hysterical pregnancy is no joke.

litre_cola
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Woman’s volleyball is just the best.

scotchnaut
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Every girl I dated in high school was on the volleyball team. I’m sure it was just a coincidence.

/#shesgotlegs

litre_cola
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Robin de Kruijf. @robino_ on teh twitter.

scotchnaut
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“Adjusts Rainbow Suspenders”

-Modern Canadians

scotchnaut
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/trades PK Subban one year after singing him to a huge contract

-Modern Canadiens

scotchnaut
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/sits contentedly at the center of the world

-Torontonian Canadians

scotchnaut
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/denies climate change

-Albertan Canadians

litre_cola
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only oil people and the religious are non believers out here.

scotchnaut
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So you’re saying there’s no opposition?

/Zingo!

BrettFavresColonoscopy
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“Fuck Canada!”
-Quebecoise

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