DFO Radio – Starting With A Bang

Don T

Don T

Poor choices, mixed results.
¡Viva Puerto Rico Libre!
Titans4Eva
Don T

At the start of every new year, I wonder how many people float checks with the date of the previous year and don’t get either punched or a crowbar to the gut. (Hey, checks still do the job, as long as the memo doesn’t say “BRIBE”.) My guess is plenty of folks get away with it  because it’s something that could be an honest mistake, made by anyone. From experience: never trust a babyface.

New Year’s Day is gone, and today is the official start of the 2018 grind.

/looks at papers strewn all around

//Googles “discount flamethrowers”

The NFL folks, I’m guessing, didn’t even get Jan. 1. Manufacturing (or keeping) buzz is a round-the-clock proposition around this time. There are bright spots to be found for all 31 teams, be it in the promise of the playoffs, hires in the wake of Black Monday, or the draft. One group, however, seems to just get stress and little else: the majority of assistant coaches for playoff teams who interview with other teams.

For their current employers, those assistant coaches have to do the same pregame work, at higher stakes. While performing that work, other career-defining tasks emerge for these particular candidates: throw out feelers to get interviews; massage the owner and head coach opportunely to dissipate “You damn ingrate!” thoughts; lurk over the grapevine, to see who are the potential competitors for an opening; aggrandize their merits / cred; measure against the interview lineup; and check if their weasel agent has other clients in the running for open positions. All the while, these assistants in the interview circuit will get their priorities questioned by everyone—fans, owners, supervisors, underlings lining up for their current job (#TheRealEnemy), players, and family. And then there’s a doozy of a Catch-22: being so focused and successful getting the team to the Super Bowl that, in the interim, all or the best openings were already filled.

OK, sure; it’s top-shelf first world problems for those fellas, some of whom will end up making our fandom miserable. And yet, it’s a clear situation that involves getting banged by winning, brought by the start of the new year. We’ll see what 2018 will bring them,  and us regular folks, and what new stuff can be finagled with effort and wits. In the meantime, we can appreciate what we have, like the KILLER playlist assembled from the New Year’s Open Thread.

Many, many thanks to Rikki-Tikki-Deadly for assembling it and to alla youse who contributed songs you’d never, ever, EVER skip. Now,

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Don T
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Poor choices, mixed results. ¡Viva Puerto Rico Libre! Titans4Eva

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JerBear50
JerBear50

//Googles “discount flamethrowers”

Oh, of COARSE! We send you all this releif money out of the kindness of are HEARTS and teh first thing you do is go looking for cool new TOYS. Probly a bunch of fancy new sneekers too. Try payin your damn electric bill instead smgdh

yeah right

Goddamn that is a solid playlist!

Good work folks!

JustStopDude
JustStopDude

How the fuck is it that more coaches are keeping their jobs than I ever expect?

Hue Jackson AND Marvin Lewis are coming back next year…what the flying fuck?

Game Time Decision
Game Time Decision

Makes me wonder what kind of leverage they have: pics, video, knowledge of where the drugs and/or body is buried

litre_cola

Cinci is too lazy (Mike Brown) to get anybody that would make them competitive, and cheap too.

rockingdog
rockingdog

CooL!

monty this seems strange to me

lurk over the grapevine, to see who are the potential competitors for an opening

“Jeff Fisher, John Fox, Jim Caldwell, Ben McAdoo… eh, maybe I won’t stress that much after all.”
– Matt Patricia

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

Matt Patricia is the weakest candidate of the lot. That stupid pencil in his ear is the dead giveaway. It’s an affectation like an old lady’s hat pin, and signifies insecurity and weakness. I’ll bet money on it. Dude a great assistant coach and should stay that way.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Well, I know what I’m going to listen to while half paying attention to work this afternoon

monty this seems strange to me

Tucker Carlson Tonight podcast?

Sharkbait
Sharkbait

Only if he wants to make his employer mop up bits of his skull off of his keyboard

monty this seems strange to me

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I mean, in the annals of “most punchable face”, I don’t know that there’s even any close competition.

monty this seems strange to me

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This one’s even better.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

[holds self back from punching computer monitor]

Wakezilla

Currently watching Swanseaman vs Totally Hot sperms. I haven’t seen that many cut guys in drenched shirts since the last time I saw a Backstreet Boys music video.* The rain is cumming down like a bukkake storm.

*I probably should have quit while I was a head.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

That’s a beautiful banner.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Nice list. But who’s the asshole who put all the Avett bullshit in there?
Hehehehehe.
😛

ballsofsteelandfury

Hey, Asian girls like it.

theeWeeBabySeamus

You’re not wrong.

theeWeeBabySeamus

I have it on good authority they really like this one.
(Show opened with this one, tho a little “harder” version)

Sharkbait
Sharkbait

For the Tri-State area and New England on Thursday: