Your “Ugh, Wasn’t 2017 The Worst?!” Black Monday Evening Open Thread

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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.
Beerguyrob

Hey 2017,

So, let’s see how 2018 is unfold–

  

Dammit! It hasn’t even been a whole day yet!


NFL Notes:

  • Friday announcements:
    • Seahawks CB Justin Coleman wasn’t fined for his leap into the Sally Ann kettle during the Hawks-Cowboys game last week.
    • Davante Adams signed a 4-year, $58 million extension with the Packers.
    • Andrew Luck says he’ll be ready to go in 2018.
  • This is delightful.

  • It’s “Black Monday” and we discovered which teams value employees over expediency in who and how they got fired after the season ended.
    • GONE!: (as of when I left Seattle Monday afternoon)
      • Chuck Pagano
      • Jack Del Rio
      • John Fox
      • Jim Caldwell
    • ”RETIRED!”:
      • Bruce Arians
      • Dom Capers
      • Dean Pees

I spent New Year’s in Seattle, visiting my brother & his wife after going to the Seahawks home finale. It sure was nice of the team to suck just enough that I didn’t have to worry about buying playoff tickets this year.

I will note the guy one section over from me who had a sweet hand-carved Seahawks helmet.

It should be fun watching the Seahawks  try to rebuild without imploding. I look forward to writing more scouting adventures with Pete Carroll & John Schneider.

  

Until then, I will entertain Twitter’s possible fates for Blair Walsh, who – if he was smart – just left the stadium in his uniform & never turned back.


Tonight’s sports:

  • NBA:
    • Raptors at Bucks – 7:30PM | Sportsnet
  •  NCAA:
    • Football:
      • Rose Bowl: Georgia vs. Oklahoma – 5:10PM | ESPN / TSN
      • Meteor Sugar Bowl: Alabama vs. Clemson – 8:50PM | ESPN / TSN
    • Men’s basketball:
      • West Virginia at Kansas State – 5:00PM | ESPNU
      • Texas at Iowa State – 7:00PM | ESPNU
      • Southern at Texas Southern – 9:00PM | ESPNU
  • WWE:
    • Monday Night Raw – 8:00PM | USA / Sportsnet360
      • the “Road to the Rumble” begins in earnest.

It’s nice that the Sugar Bowl and the “Anyone but ‘Bama!” mantra comes today, so I can get ready for the NFL playoffs & my prayers for “ANYONE BUT THE PATRIOTS!”

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[…] the Chargers but could never get over the pockmarked hump.  This offseason will be no different. Black Monday happened, and it was fantastic.  Plus the pre-Black Monday firing earned by Ben McAdoo and the looming […]

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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BrettFavresColonoscopy
LemonJello
LemonJello

I would guess Fozz…but it’s not angry enough.

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Wakezilla

You totally know that conspiracy guy video tapped Nancy and the weird guy banging.

Wakezilla

Murrica just released most of their men’s Olympic hockey roster. There’s some decent players on the squad

theeWeeBabySeamus

Wakezilla

That’s a pretty good response.

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Holy shit. Satan just made a joke and laughed.
This is the end times.

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

“Dabo, it’s obvious that God completely abandoned you tonight. What did you do to make Him so angry?”

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Horatio Cornblower

Hey, tWBS, I’ve a question for you and anyone who knows anything about cats:

We have two, one smart enough to come inside when it’s cold, one about two steps away from full-on feral who hates being inside. it is currently -2 here and she is outside in the den I built for her. The den is a kitty carrier underneath a two level bench. The bench is wrapped on three sides by two tarps, and the front end is blocked off by a tilted piece of lumber, also wrapped with a tarp, so wind isn’t an issue.

Inside. the carrier is off the ground on another piece if lumber, with tarp and an old welcome mat between the carrier and the lumber. The carrier is wrapped with three old cotton towels, one of which hangs over the entrance, sort of like a door. There are two fleece blankets inside the carrier.

Saturday we are allegedly going to hit -12, although I suspect that’s the Weather Channel looking for more viewers. That said, it’s gonna be fucking cold come Friday/Saturday.

I guess I really have two questions:

1) At what point, given what you know about her “den”, do I say “fuck you, I know you hate us and all humans but you’re spending the night in the fucking basement and you’ll like it” and

2) why do I go to such lengths for an animal that would kill and eat me the second she saw an opening?

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

1) Don’t worry about the fucker. It can survive outside and knows it can go inside.
2) You’re a giant pussy.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Get a dog

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Also, please ship me some Treehouse. Pick any brewery in Boulder for a swap.

Horatio Cornblower

See below.

Horatio Cornblower

I have a dog. Rescue mutt, allegedly a lab, two years in and clearly more whippet than lab and motherfucker he is going to be the death of me. He adores the indoor cat, who hates him right back.

As for Treehouse I will happily ship some to you if you DM me an address BUT, be warned, of late their quality has taken a nosedive. I’ve noticed that the Green and Sap they’ve produced in the last couple of weeks are not what they were even in November, (the Green had an aftertaste of soap, which I don’t think they were going for), and I’ve read tweets from people complaining that recent productions of Haze were terrible as well.

I think they’re great people but in the short-term I think they have some stuff to work out. I’d be happy to send some CT beers your way if you’re interested. I’ve never shipped beer, so some pointers would be appreciated.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

I was kinda just being a dick. 🙂

I, too, have never shipped beers. The Treehouses I’ve had we’re carried on planes.

But this does raise an interesting question: DFO beer exchange?

theeWeeBabySeamus

Shit, maybe I’ll move in there. Sounds nice.

In all seriousness, that’s a tough call. How used to being out in this kinda stuff is she vs how stressed out does she get when forced inside. If the stress subsides once in the basement and left alone for a little while, I’d probably go that route if truly getting down that low.

But it does sound like you’ve got her den insulated very well and my guess is she’ll be fine even with a 10 degree further drop if she’s fine now.

Also, Ayo’s right. You’re a giant pussy.

But don’t feel badly, I am too when it comes to the critters.

Horatio Cornblower

She hates being inside. Yowls and pisses on everything that doesn’t move. She used to come in when it got really cold, but since I started with her “fort” she’s been inside a total of 3-4 nights in the last two years.

In terms of being a pussy for the critters not only am I worried about the cat I have taken to buying 50 lbs. bags of deer food for the herd behind our house. Although that’s partially because of my soft heart, and partially because I don’t want to deal with my wife when the starving deer destroy our ornamental evergreens.

theeWeeBabySeamus

So you might say you’re…
/sunglasses
…Hedging your bets by not betting your hedges.
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As far as the kitty, if she’s that stressed, sounds like she’ll be happier if she’s in her outdoor paradise even with the cold. And probably you too.

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theeWeeBabySeamus

This is mean, I know.
But I really want to see Dabo cry.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Get your feet off the fucking furniture, Larry Fedora!!!! This isn’t Roy Williams’ house, ya know!!!!!

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Ok I’ve given it a lot of thought, and I really don’t want to go back to work tomorrow.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Seems legit.
I support your decision.

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theeWeeBabySeamus

I really want to type that address in and see.
But I really don’t want to type that address in and see.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo
theeWeeBabySeamus

Somehow, that also seems like a bad idea.

Horatio Cornblower

Yeah, there isn’t a chance in hell I want either of those links in my history.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

The second one is actually very good.

Horatio Cornblower

Me either.

That’s why I took it off.

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theeWeeBabySeamus

I’ll be right back….

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theeWeeBabySeamus

Hey, if you switch over to ESPNNews, instead of watching the game you can watch other guys watching the game.

No shit.

Senor Weaselo

If I wanted a Let’s Play of stupid shit I’d watch FailRace. Actually that’s a good idea, me.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Larry Fedora…still a huge dicknugget. Check.

Redshirt

I’d prefer to see two rival fans watching the game. That would be fun.

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

I’m with you, as long as neither of those fans actually attended college.

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theeWeeBabySeamus

Wow, those new Roomba’s have gone really low tech.

Redshirt

For the record, I blame the Liberal Snowflakes for ruining Mayhem.

Not regular Liberals; the idiots in your clubhouse.

JustStopDude
JustStopDude

I like to think of that guy as the “anti-Mark Wahlberg” in that any role that Marky Mark gets should have gone to him because it would have been SOOOOOOOO much better.

The dude carried “Oz” well past the point the writers stopped giving a shit and ran out of ideas.

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

I liked his role in John Wick.

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

“But where is it written that we must act as if we do not care, as if we are not moved? Well I am moved. I want a kinder, and gentler Mayhem.”
—President George H.W. Bush

theeWeeBabySeamus

If the Dark Web can be scanned, how dark can it really be?
Discuss.

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

Night light left on.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Why is ‘Bama’s mascot Max Rebo ?
And why the hell do I know what a Max Rebo even fucking is?

Jeebus.

Senor Weaselo

It’s not Tidey the Elephant?
/Best name I could come up with
//Why an elephant?

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Symbol of the GOP.

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

Kinda weird that Clemson is ranked #1.

Horatio Cornblower

Kinda weird that Clemson was ranked #1.

Fixed that for you.

Horatio Cornblower

Georgia has about as much of a chance against Alabama as they did against Sherman.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Sadly, I agree.

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