Your “Even Moar Saturday NFL? Thanks Santa!!” Saturday 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.
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Santa is still slacking off in most ways I see….

Can’t blame him, though.  He’s got a big day tomorrow.  He deserves a little relaxation today.

But at least he gave us the early gift of not just one, but TWO Saturday Varsity Footy match ups today/tonight.

Earlier today, my Ratbirds shamed/got shamed by the Clots making it that much more likely/less likely for the Dirty Birds to make the playoffs.  Add in the fact that I hate the Clots (see the JJ Fozz rule…and fuck the Irsays as usual), tonight I will be in a great/shitty mood.

Why no, this post wasn’t written before that game even began…why do you ask?

Minnesota @ Green Bay (+9.0, o/u 41.0)

It’s gonna be cold in Green Bay.  Damned cold.  A high today of 20°F is expected to drop to single digits by kickoff, possibly even subzero before it’s over.  I’ll never complain about winter in the south again.  Ah who am I kidding….yes I will.  But what’s the o/u on drunk Packers fans taking off their shirts to get on TV during this one I wonder?  You know there’s gonna be a few, at least.

On the Frozen Tundra itself, the game might not be what we’d have expected even as recently as last week.

Having lost to Carolina last week, Green Bay’s playoff chances took the proverbial dagger.  And thus, Aaron Rodgers has once again been shelved.  Brett Hundley hasn’t been the most stellar backup at times, even with Davante Adams cleaning up the mess.  But there will be no Davante Adams either in this one because Thomas Davis is an asshole.  Defensively Green Bay is, well….Green Bay.

For the Vikings, Keenum to Thielen (and Rudolph and Diggs and McKinnon) has worked pretty well thus far.  But some folks think the cold might affect that in this one.  And maybe it will, I suppose.  But even if it does, I expect Latavius Murray can pick up the slack on the ground enough that Minnesota’s top shelf defense can do the rest.

So again…who wants it more?

Green Bay has nothing to play for but pride, and we’ve seen how well that’s worked out in Rodgers’ absence.  Minnesota on the other hand has clinched the division, but still needs the win to inch closer to that first round bye.

Will home field (and the cold) in Green Bay matter? Maybe in the spread, but probably not.  And almost definitely not in the final outcome of this one I don’t believe.  Minnesota is clearly the superior team on both sides of the ball, and I suspect they take care of business tonight.

Prediction:  Vikings 24, Packers 13

 

Now have at it in the comments!!!!!!

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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I wish I was somewhere warmer.

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BrettFavresColonoscopy
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I’m sad to report that Lady BFC doesn’t know who Lena Horne is. We’ll be rectifying that tomorrow.

nomonkeyfun
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Woo-hoo. Someone’s getting Christmas anal.

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Brick Meathook

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I’ve been binging Black Mirror and I just got to San Junipero, which was the only episode I’d seen before, and it’s okay. I’m not sure what the big deal is.

Mr. Ayo
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Mr. Ayo

Try Men Against Fire. That’s the only one I’ve remembered.

Unsurprised
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Unsurprised

I’m watching that right now.

yeah right
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I just want to say how much I love you folks and I’m wishing you the best for the holidays.
I spent some time with my eldest and the two eldest granddaughters and I’m happy. Really happy. I’ve got some amazing progeny.

Mr. Ayo
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Mr. Ayo

Three way? /self-reports

BrettFavresColonoscopy
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Yeah, right?

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

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ballsofsteelandfury
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Also, reacting to Weaselo’s earlier comment: Aren’t NEARLY ALL strip clubs near airports?

King Hippo
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technically, only one is THAT close to the airport, #2 is downtown-ish Cary, #3 is in nowhere-land Raleigh, sort of by the main hospital AND the most glorious only county location of Popeye’s Chicken

ballsofsteelandfury
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The most astounding thing about that comment is that you only have ONE Popeyes location in the whole county.

King Hippo
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it is most unfortunate

/fucking YUUUUUUGE county, too

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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ballsofsteelandfury
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I should amend the statement: Don’t ALL airports have at least one strip club nearby?

Senor Weaselo
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Clearly I need to brush up on my airport strip club knowledge. Let me put that on the list just ahead of “Fight 100 duck-sized horses” but just behind “Fight a horse-sized goose.”

Fucker’ll get what’s coming when that happens. Vengeance will be mine.

ballsofsteelandfury
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You have much to learn, young weaselo.

Unsurprised
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Unsurprised

I’m pretty sure that someone could reference locations in Portland by their proximity to the nearest strip club.

ballsofsteelandfury
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Capital Cabaret looks nice. No dancer pictures though…

King Hippo
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yeah, continuity is a struggle that’s real. Quality is always there, though (as long as not too early)

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Shogun Marcus
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That’s enough of this. The DT is 90% purple. I know 15 for sure who’ll be hearing from their cps/p.o.’s on Tuesday, 6 more who’ll be contained for easy access that day. There’s more to follow up on, but I’ll do that from home, warmly, medicated for sleep. Be smart, be safe, tolerate your “loved ones.”

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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King Hippo
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my cat and my pill bottle?? YOU BET!!

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Awkward morning after.

King Hippo
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I am realizing that I am pretty crunk but that I am also gonna be annoyed trying to sleep thru my bum stubble if I don’t shave.

#ModerateAlcoholicPillheadProblems

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

Do you mean on your balls?

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Shogun Marcus
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Bwahaha… “Yeah…fire…in a dumpster. We got artists at work.”

King Hippo
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speaking of below, I wonder why nobody has come up with a good DUI video game yet

WCS
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The hell are you talking about? GTA V rules.

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Romonobyl
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WCS
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Also pictured: tWBS at age ten.

Mr. Ayo
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Mr. Ayo

He still has that shirt

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

That was funny.

King Hippo
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TRUE STORY! When I stayed behind (because I had a TEST which ended up getting cancelled due to an ice storm, only time in my 4 years classes got cancelled at NC State), my friends ended up doing Jager shots next to WEIRD FUCKING AL at Mardi Gras. Because my buddy (who’s a born again, but who at least didn’t vote for Herr Fuhrer) was going for that cross coin that you get for doing X number of shots in an hour.

So was Al, BTW

Senor Weaselo
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Did they succeed?

King Hippo
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YES

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

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Senor Weaselo
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Mario Kart?

Senor Weaselo
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Hell, Gran Turismo/Forza? RACING under the influence!

WCS
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This mess is over, the niece and nephew are in bed, which means it’s time to down a few more bourbons, crack a beer, and watch a Christmas classic:

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Brick Meathook
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Brick Meathook

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Shogun Marcus
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All teh knees. Forever. Now. It’s just getting stupider. Home fans are leaving. The “purps” are boozed up and five kinds of tarded now. State troopers will be busy from here to the Dells and Eau Claire, assuming they don’t ditch or pole along the way.

Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli
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Sad drunk Wisconsinites are definitely worse than happy drunk Wisconsinites.

Shogun Marcus
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They’re home. I was referring to the Minnesotans who are now lit and on the highway.

Senor Weaselo
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So… none of this?

Unsurprised
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Unsurprised

I should’ve seen this coming.

King Hippo
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I mean…they gotta get home? They should be allowed a designated route/time to get to the State Line.

Shogun Marcus
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There is. Hwy 29/32 goes basically straight across. Nonetheless, many will fuck it up. Seeing as how local muni budgets are nonexistent now, this IS Christmas.

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Viva La Tabula Raza

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Senor Weaselo
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King Hippo
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well, I got my toss sweep inside the 10. All one could ask fer.

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King Hippo
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JESUS FUCK, Murray back in the game, plod right back into the tacklers’ arms.

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King Hippo
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I would like to wear my Bob Loblaw, Attorney at Law t-shirt to the airport strip club now. Too bad that requires leaving the house.

King Hippo
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ok MOAR McKinnon PLEAZ. Dispirited defensing unit = 32 yd TD scamper

King Hippo
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Look, I don’t wanna be a dick about it, but this Hundley kid might be worse than Siemian

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King Hippo
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Dude, I don’t even noe anymore

Shogun Marcus
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Might? Yeah…might…

King Hippo
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Lookit Hundley! He’s like a kid out there!!

/except he’s a negro, so BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Viva La Tabula Raza
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Viva La Tabula Raza

It’s 10:08 pm on 23 December. Why is the Trans Siberian Orchestra advertising their show that started at 8 pm this evening and is probably almost over by now?

WCS
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It’s for 2018.

Shogun Marcus
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“Wink Martindale awaiting pickup…say again, no joke Wink. Martindale.”

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King Hippo
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a degenerate nation swirls its alkeehawl, waiting to see if the Pack get a meaningless score to cover the spread

/also, onside kicks are FUN

Viva La Tabula Raza
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Viva La Tabula Raza

Not the way they’re playing right now…

Shogun Marcus
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I’m trying not to freeze and keep track of idiocy here. That said, SHAME ON YOU VIKINGS! THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN A BLOWOUT, NOT SOME MINOR 13 POINT WRIST SLAP! YOU FUCKS ARE GONNA FUCKING FUCK THIS FUCK DIVISION RIGHT THE FUCK UP. FUCK. WE COULDA DONE THAT. AND WOULD’VE. FIE AND FUCK SHAME UPON THEE. NO BOATS FOR YOU!

Viva La Tabula Raza
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Viva La Tabula Raza

OK, I’ll bite. I’ve been trying to figure out from your various posts what it is you’re doing at the game besides watching the game. Enlightenment for this nooby if you have a moment, please.

Shogun Marcus
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Law enforcement “avoidance.” If I can’t shut you down, you go downtown. There’s little watching of this “game.”

Viva La Tabula Raza
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Viva La Tabula Raza

Makes sense now. Thank you.

Unsurprised
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NARC!

Viva La Tabula Raza
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Viva La Tabula Raza

Do you work the Kenny Chesney concerts at Lambeau? I understand that might be interesting.

Shogun Marcus
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No. Mr. Chesney however should be flagellated in the middle of every facility he and his ilk have ruined. For physical and sonic abuse.

Senor Weaselo
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Grievance: Seinfeld is not on. ON FESTIVUS.

Spur
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Spur

feats of strength. Me not making a drink count?

King Hippo
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7 YPC, and you assdicks give him 7 lousy touches. I remember dis, Zimmer.

Mr. Ayo
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Mr. Ayo

Dude, he’s blind!

King Hippo
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surely, he should be receiving audio statistical reports

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

But he had a happy ending; not his fault it only took seven touches.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli
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Look, I don’t like the Packers much, but seeing them roll over and freeze to death is kinda boring.

DEFEND YOUR TUNDRA LIKE YOU USED TO, DAMN IT.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli
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Now that’s the physique of someone who will defend the tundra.

Romonobyl
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Petronel
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Petronel

Man, that $15 mil / ep for Game of Thrones doesn’t go far, does it?

Viva La Tabula Raza
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Viva La Tabula Raza

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herodotus450
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herodotus450

Oh this game was actually on a real network and I could’ve watched? Doesn’t seem like I missed much.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Spur
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Spur

Spoiler! Speaking of which why wasn’t Poe sentenced to death for the lives he inadvertently killed with his plan.

King Hippo
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Winnin’ time, McKinnon time!

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Spanky Datass

SHOOT OUT ICE BALL IN DALLAS!!!11!! MUCH EXCITE!!!11!!!1