Your “Mo’ MAC, Mo’ Problems” Wednesday Evening Open Thread

theeWeeBabySeamus

theeWeeBabySeamus

An unapologetic, even if often manic-depressive (it’s a requirement given his choices of sports teams), fan of NC State University, the Baltimore Ravens and the Baltimore Orioles.When not parked in front of the computer and/or TV, can often be found on the golf course shouting obscenities to no one in particular.
theeWeeBabySeamus

I didn’t get my book read last night.  Shocking, I know.

I probably won’t get to it today/tonight either.  Mostly because I suck and am easily distracted…

Oooohh….Shiny!!!!

Also, you guys are too damned funny to resist sometimes.  Peer Pressure!!!!!

We’ve Got Some NFL Stuff To Talk About

First and foremost, fuck you Spanos, Goodell and the FAA…

FAA Emails Show NFL Was ‘Freaking Out’ Over Anti-Dean Spanos Flyover Banners  (TheBigLead.com)

According to emails obtained by ABC’s 10 News in San Diego, the NFL was “freaking out” about the banners and did not want them flying above the stadium when Goodell was in attendance on October 1.

The FAA bans flyovers for venues with a capacity of 30,000 or more, and StubHub only seats 27,000. Therefore, the league could do nothing to prevent them. Then, suddenly, the FAA permitted a temporary flight restriction to stop the flyovers during games. The newly-released emails shed light on to how and why that happened.

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From the 10 News report:

Officials told the FAA that the Chargers upgraded the venue before the season, expanding the stadium to 30,000 seats, even though they don’t sell all of them. An FAA special agent viewed those seating areas a few days before the Oct. 1 game, and agreed, according to the emails.

The restriction then went into place.

The NFL has repeatedly claimed the restriction was sought due to safety concerns, but the emails suggest a different motive. The league was embarrassed by the flyovers and didn’t want them happening during games.

(tip of the hat to Low Commander for pointing me to this one)

 

Ezekiel Elliott decides to drop appeal, will serve entire six-game suspension  (CBSSports.com)

“The decision arises from a practical assessment of the current legal landscape,” a statement from Elliott’s lawyer said, via NFL.com. “Mr. Elliott’s desire for closure in this matter is in his best interest, as well as the best interests of his teammates, family and friends.”

After a back-and-forth appeals process, Elliott was suspended for good Nov. 9. However, the Second Circuit court did leave a small door open for Elliott to possibly continue his appeal. Unfortunately for Elliott, the court didn’t schedule another hearing until Dec. 1, which means Elliott would have missed four games even if he won his appeal.

(Good decision, Zeke.  At this point, even Jim Valvano thinks you should give up.)

 

The Debrief, Week 10: What to panic about — and what not to  (NFL.com)

Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick are fond of saying that the NFL season doesn’t start until after Thanksgiving. For the upstart Los Angeles Rams and the rest of the teams that make up this crowded NFC playoff picture, that schedule is getting moved up a week this season.

The upcoming Week 11 clash between the Rams and Vikings — two surprise 7-2 teams — kickstarts a frantic stretch for Rams coach Sean McVay’s crew, which will face the other four best teams in the NFC in a span of five weeks: at Minnesota in Week 11, vs. New Orleans in Week 12, vs. Philadelphia in Week 14 and at Seattle in Week 15. An organization whose onfield product has mostly been ignored or gawked at nationally since the middle of the last decade will be at the very center of the NFL universe for the next five weeks.

(RAMMIT!!!!! about to be tested?)

 

NFL Insiders predict: Week 11 upsets, flops, Pats’ top challenger, more  (ESPN.com)

2018 NFL Mock Draft: Browns get Myles Garrett a running mate in Bradley Chubb  (CBSSports.com)

1. Cleveland Browns

Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State. What? Another defensive end? Sure, why not? Myles Garrett has lived up to the billing in his rookie year. Beyond him though, the Browns have essentially no semblance of a pass rush. Chubb can play the strongside defensive end spot opposite Garrett and opposing offensive tackles will have their hands full against the Browns for a long time.

(Admittedly, I have mixed emotions about the possibility of a player from my alma mater going #1 overall if that means he gets stuck in The Factory.)

 

Win projections for all 32 teams  (ESPN.com)

Jerry Jones: No evidence Thursday football is ‘inordinately challenging physically for players’  (CBSSports.com)

Papa John’s issues weak apology after blaming NFL protests for drop in sales  (CBSSports.com)

 

What You’ll Be Watching Tonight

NHL

Just about everybody played (badly) last night, so not many facing off tonight.  And again, only one national game tonight.

  • Rangers @ Blackhawks – 8:00pmEST – TV: NBCSN

Full Schedule

 

NBA

Just about nobody played last night, so full night tonight.  ESPN has you covered with a double bill.

  • Cavs @ Hornets – 8:00pmEST – TV: ESPN
  • Sixers @ Lakers – 10:30pmEST – TV: ESPN

Full Schedule

 

NCAA Basketball

Games of Note:

  • Indiana @ (22)Seton Hall – 6:30pmEST – TV: FS1
  • American @ (24)West Virginia – 7:00pmEST – TV: ESPNHC
  • Niagara @ (14)Minnesota – 8:00pmEST – TV: B1GN
  • Bucknell @ (9)U*NC-CHeat – 8:00pmEST – TV: ESPN3
  • Creighton @ (20)Northwestern – 9:00pmEST – TV: B1GN

Full Schedule

 

NCAA Football

What?  Two MAC matchups wasn’t enough for you last night?  Well take heart, because tonight you get three.

  • E. Michigan @ Miami(OH) – 7:00pmEST – TV: CBSSN
  • W. Michigan @ N. Illinois – 7:00pmEST – TV: ESPN2
  • Toledo @ Bowling Green – 8:00pmEST – TV: ESPNU

But tonight there will be no cheese because Mo’ MAC, Mo’ Problems…

Okie doke then, I guess I’m outta here….

…but be sure to medicate yourselves ahead of time and avoid the rush.

theeWeeBabySeamus
theeWeeBabySeamus

An unapologetic, even if often manic-depressive (it’s a requirement given his choices of sports teams), fan of NC State University, the Baltimore Ravens and the Baltimore Orioles. When not parked in front of the computer and/or TV, can often be found on the golf course shouting obscenities to no one in particular.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Low Commander of the Super Soldiers
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Someone please tell me that I’m not the only person here that watched South Park tonight.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Wakezilla
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It’s going to be really hard to come up with Chubb puns when he plays for the Browns.

How we doing tonight?

BrettFavresColonoscopy
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Fuck Dean Spanos, Fuck Roger Goodell, Fuck Jerry Jones, and Fuck everyone who makes life harder

WCS
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You left out Dick Cheney, Don Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Paul Ryan, Orrin Hatch, Dennis Hastert…

BrettFavresColonoscopy
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Some of those would like it too much.

Or are covered in the last category.

WCS
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WCS
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Also, the historian and geographer in me

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That is hilarious, and two decades overdue.

WCS
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One kiddo hasn’t stopped crying since around 18:30, the other continues to try to maneuver around the kitchen gate and eat dog food.

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Brick Meathook
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Brick Meathook

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Mr. Ayo
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Mr. Ayo
herodotus450
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herodotus450

121 combined penalty minutes in Detroit tonight, if my ciphering is accurate.

herodotus450
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herodotus450

And yes, that does mean there was an odd number of 5 minute fighting penalties.

WCS
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Did we go back in time to 1997, and they’re playing the Avalanche?

herodotus450
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herodotus450

Detroit goalie did have two penalties, one for unsportsmanlike conduct, but none for fighting. Maybe I’m biased but this one was all on Calgary; they were down big and started picking fights. Like I always say, “You can take the Dion Phanuef out of Calgary, but not even a giant flood in your arena can wash the Phanuef out of Calgary.”

litre_cola
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Back to the subject, I don’t want to look it up. What is Detroit Pizza? I am aware of NY, Chicago, that thing they call St.Louis pizza (Is that the one with the Provel cheese or some shit?)

WCS
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I have family from Detroit, and I’ve never heard of it.

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

Maybe they are keeping secrets from you.

litre_cola
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“Detroit-style pizza is a style of pizza developed in Detroit, Michigan. It is a square pizza that has a thick deep-dish crisp crust and toppings such as pepperoni and mushrooms. What makes Detroit-style pizza different from Chicago and New York styles is the crust, which is extra thick and very crispy on the bottom. The square shaped pizza is the result of being baked in a square pan, which is often not a pizza pan:[1] industrial parts trays are often used, which were originally made to hold small parts in factories.[1]

The crust of a Detroit-style pizza is occasionally twice-baked, and it is usually baked in a well-oiled pan to a chewy medium-well-done state that gives the bottom and edges of the crust a fried or crunchy texture. Some parlors will apply melted butter with a soft brush prior to baking. The resulting pizza has a chewy texture.”

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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The description sounds go as long as it is not motor oil.

herodotus450
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herodotus450

My hands are tied: i have to “This is NOT Great” you for mentioning Provel. I don’t like it either, but I don’t make the rules.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly
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Roy Moore, responding when his buddy Mitch asked him what his favorite movie was.

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

The Onion can’t beat this.

King Hippo
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though to be fair, this (which my ex-wife texted earlier this evening) is pretty damned good:

https://politics.theonion.com/roy-moore-refusing-to-withdraw-from-alabama-13-year-old-1820438342

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

Yes, it is just that now it is harder for them to satirize what is already parody.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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nomonkeyfun
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He was disgusted when Leon came out in America. It is just wrong to pay for sex.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Shogun Marcus
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Mr. Darrow!

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly
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I mean, I heard about this, but I only took the time now to read it. This guy is clearly a disciple of the church of “telling not spelling”.

https://abovethelaw.com/2017/11/roy-moores-lawyer-pens-demand-letter-as-embarrassing-as-his-client/2/

King Hippo
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I keep telling people, law school ain’t that fucking hard. Getting an engineering degree undergrad waaaayyyy the fuck more dificil. If you go to a Deep South version of Hollywood Upstairs Medical Law Skool…well, shit, the guy who graduates dead last still gets to call hisself ESQUAAAAHR.

Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli
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Since we’re all talking about pizza, there’s a relatively new place not far from me that sells Detroit-style pizza. The cost for a single pie? $20. That’s too much for something that reminds me way too much of Little Caesar’s.

EDIT: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit-style_pizza

EDIT AGAIN: Just went to their website and the advertise that their pans are made from automobile metal. Holy shit, I can’t take it.

blaxabbath
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What is Detroit style? Shards of metal in the sausage and pineapple?

ballsofsteelandfury
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What the hell is Detroit style? Is it topped with despair?

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly
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It’s basically the same as Flint style but with less lead.

King Hippo
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you can get rat as a premium topping

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blaxabbath
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I think I’m gonna get a ticket to week 16 giants at cardinals as i fully expect it to be Larry Fitzgerald’s last game. What a place to waste such a career.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly
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Pfft, he’s no Calvin Johnson or Barry Sanders.

ballsofsteelandfury
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There can only be one Detroit

ballsofsteelandfury
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Plus, it’s the Giants. There’s a decent chance the Cards will win.

blaxabbath
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That’s just the bullshit game against a disaster season for a franchise that won two Super Bowls while Larry just reached one for him to fizzle away on.

King Hippo
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If he decides to make an ending, against that excuse for a goddamned secondary?? Even with The Flow, he could push 400 yards.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly
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I hope the Chargers know that it’s a felony to lie to an FAA agent.*

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*It is not a felony to lie to an FAA agent.

ballsofsteelandfury
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I like Pizza Hut the way I like Taco Bell. It’s not the best of that type of food and there are plenty of mom and pop places that do better, but it’s got items I love that no one else does.

You will pry my pretzel edge crust stuffed with cheese from my cold dead hands.

Shogun Marcus
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Toppers for me.

ballsofsteelandfury
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herodotus450
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herodotus450

Every time I get pizza hut I wonder, after getting it and eating too much and realizing it’s not as great as i remember, if you can order the dessert pizzas or if they are buffet only.

litre_cola
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I always found if you go in to the mom and pop and they know you you can ask them to put most things together for you.

*I give my old greek man some medicinal.. he hand makes stuffed crust.

Little Ceasars can burn to the ground.

Shogun Marcus
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Besides pretzel crust is an easy diy. It’s just baking soda and water spritzed on, butter, then salt. Bake.

ArmedandHammered
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Sitting here watching the Indiana- Seaton Hall game and was thinking the head coach for Indiana looked really familiar, finally looked him up and it was Archie Miller. Surprised I recognized him as it has been 15 years since he played for NCSU.

King Hippo
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Like a knife in mah bitter, cold, black heart knowing he’ll likely win conference titles – and perhaps even a national title – in the wrong shade of red whilst the wolven sort chase their tails further into the dustbin of irrrelevance.

FUN FACT! Arch tried to drunkenly bum a ride off my little sister at a party (they were students at the same time), during the period when he apparently talked “gangsta” in his everyday life

blaxabbath
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Papa Johns really seems like the perfect company to fall on account of trying to play both sides of the NFL protest issue. On the #maga side, Papa Johns supports the NFL so they’ll boycott. On the other hand, John’s pro-maga comments aren’t gonna win over any sane Americans. Finally, their product is crap and very easily replaced to the average consumer (unlike a Keurig).

litre_cola
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Wait, are you saying there is better pizza out there? While I am always down for whatever on Sundays my teevee tells me put PAPA JOHNS in my maw FOR FOOOTBAAAAAWWW

blaxabbath
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You know Americans, we don’t judge things on objectivity.

But seriously, it’s pizza delivery. It’s not like boycotting DirectTV; this is as simple as not picking up the phone.

litre_cola
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I cannot fathom ordering pizza from a chain. There are so many mom and pop grease wheel purveyors that cardboard za is not an option.

blaxabbath
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Heading to Vegas tomorrow. Can I leave something behind for the DFO-Coners?

herodotus450
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herodotus450

You can leave it with Krystal, but she charges extra for that. Save your receipt for reimbursement!

Don T
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On a bus station locker to be named later, 6 saline solution IVs and 20 Valtrex.

herodotus450
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herodotus450

I haven’t seen this much scoring in Detroit since the night Brittany Murphy died.
/Not sure if she ever set foot in Detroit but she was in that Eminem movie so…

Buddy Cole's Halftime Show
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So I’m a psycho and I frequent the desiccating husk of a corpse that is the Opie and Anthony reddit.

I guess if you know O&A it shouldn’t shock you one of the semi-frequent users is going away for a long, long time.

herodotus450
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herodotus450

Rangers have to be the most boring team in the league. So boring I can’t remember the last time I watched them, so I don’t even know if they’re still so boring.

King Hippo
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As much as I tip mah cap to the ded Jimmy V humour, I cast shade ah say shade at tWBS FOAR his shameful reading lethargy. You, suh, are clearly unworthy of Ms. Emily St. John Mandel.

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers
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Hippos can cast a lot of shade…

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King Hippo
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it’s like we BORN 2 DO IT or sommet

nomonkeyfun
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At this point, even Jim Valvano thinks you should give up.

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King Hippo
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so wrong it’s RIGHT!!

nomonkeyfun
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You’re right, but still, go fuck yourself.

I’ve been waiting to say that since our old clubhouse.

Gratliff
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Goodnight, Dallas.

scotchnaut
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Book-wise-

I’m just about finished American Gods. It’s a great read

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