Your “Wait, there’s no football today?” Saturday Morning Soccer Open Thread

As sad as it may seem,  there is only one game left in the NFL season and it is not today.  It’s time to get used to life without the NFL.

All is good, of course, because we not only have AFLW and AFL to look forward to but we still have good ole regular fútbol.  The original and still the worldwide champ.  This summer we also have the World Cup to look forward to as well as the associated various cups involved.

While summer arrives, we still have league fútbol to enjoy and Oh Kids has it been enjoyable to watch! I have to say that watching the collapse of Real Madrid this year has been a joy. True, they won the World Club Cup in the winter, but they only had to beat Gremio and a squad of journalists, so it wasn’t that hard.

Their stated goal is now to stay in the Champions League places in La Liga while concentrating on the Copa Del Rey and

Leganés eliminate Real at the Bernabeu

the Champions League. Sounds almost Arsenalesque.

Man City continues setting the pace in West Hollywood and the EPL. Meanwhile,  in Germany, the Bundesliga is essentially a season-long preparation for Russia with the dudes in Munich controlling everything. Please fill in your favorite WW2 simile.

I’m telling you, if I was a Mexican scout,  I’d be watching that league in preparing for the group stage. As Litre told you last week,  the teams under Bayern are fighting fiercely for the Champions League spots.

The Mexican league is in full swing and the action is muy muy caliente.  The fans too.

Future ex Mrs. Balls

Here are the game schedules with the US first and then Canada.

I have to say thank you to my Canadian friends for being such a kickass country and wonderful people.  A special lady friend of mine recently came back from your beautiful country and she returned raving about your friendly warm people and your beautiful snowy country.

Now,  if only that global warming would kick into high gear…

Ok,  that’s all for me.  Have at it!

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Joliet Jake Delhomme

Okay. Thanks to everyone for joining the Lady Footy group. My only claim to fame for this group is meeting BeerGuyRob at his place of work on a work trip to Vancouver. Watching the GWS game on my big TV. No spoilers.

theeWeeBabySeamus

I did not join, but only because I can’t be trusted to get my tips in on time.
Looking forward to it tho.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Joliet Jake Delhomme

Got my new hat and lanyard weeks ago. I am a sad little man.

Joliet Jake Delhomme

So, is Marla Gooch still playing for the Crows?

theeWeeBabySeamus

You gotta love a big white guy with cornrows.
Oh wait, no you don’t.

Oh come on Texas!!!!

WCS

That dude should be fined $500 a day until he fixes his hair.

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

Does it have beads? Did he get it done on a beach in Mexico for the equivalent of two dollars?

Fronkenshteen

If the spread is only 4.5 tomorrow, would Philly have been the favorite with a healthy Wentz?

theeWeeBabySeamus

No. But probably in the ballpark of pick ’em to +1.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Is it bad that my cat has begun to answer to “shithead”?

I think it might be.

theeWeeBabySeamus

OK, fuck you Oregon.

$100 on Auburn ATS -11
$100 on Oklahoma ML +135

Worst case, I’ll still have $500 in acct tomorrow to screw around with. As much as $1,100 if Oregon pulls dey heads out dey asses in the next 16 minutes.

I suspect I’ll have $600 tho (sorry $700…my mathing was off and I’m not even drunk yet). The Okie bet is stupid considering mine and Hippo’s betting history with the state of Oklahoma lately.

WCS

Urlacher, eh?

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theeWeeBabySeamus

He got hit by a bus there, no?

WCS

I wonder if he got the number of the vehicle…

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

He was a very good linebacker; can’t judge a career on a two yard gain.

*1st and goal at the one, tho.

Don T

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Don T

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

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Klis sticks his dick in the hand dryer.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Goddammit Oregon.

Also I’m passing on the G’Town/Xavier match.
But Auburn -11 at home vs Vandy looks good.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Fronkenshteen

“We got next!”

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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blaxabbath

Every single white woman in America at the polls in 2020.

theeWeeBabySeamus

G’Town moneyline is at +800.
Holy shit that’s tempting even though I don’t think they’ll win.
But I do think they’ll cover the +14.

Decisions, decisions.

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

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theeWeeBabySeamus

LMFAO’ing at “An Overwhelming Surplus of Diggity”.

Horatio Cornblower

I would say “D” even if it cost me $100,000.

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

Pretty sure that guy likes the D too. No judgement.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Will ‘Cuse break 40?
Let’s watch….

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Senor Weaselo

I’m home, so I can now properly say “woo!” That is all.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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

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For some ‘home’ is not that good.

Senor Weaselo

Admittedly the woo is for St. John’s doing a good for once. Though I guess for another day of work over as well!

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

Wort!

*I will never tier of this joke.
**I will never tire of this joke.
***I will never Tyre of this joke.

theeWeeBabySeamus

$100 on Oregon -1.5, btw.
Hippo is a bad influence.

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yeah right

Today’s movie is best picture nominee #6 of 9.
Darkest hour starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill. Brief review later today.

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

Does it play up that he deliberately cause a famine in India? Prolly not.

Oldman is a great fucking actor (not in the porn sense).

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

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herodotus450
herodotus450

Canadiens winning a hockeyed game? I time travelled backwards to 1962 so gradually I hardly even noticed.

Horatio Cornblower

Duke losing just always make the day a little brighter.

Buddy Cole's Off-Season Habit!
Buddy Cole's Off-Season Habit!

To a shitty St. John’s team that’s 0-for-the Big East

scotchnaut

Every Run-DMC dog has its day.

Buddy Cole's Off-Season Habit!
Buddy Cole's Off-Season Habit!

They’re not even the worst team in the Big East all things considered.

Georgetown is pretty bad with a soft-ass schedule and misleading record.

Senor Weaselo

They lost to DePaul. At home. By almost 20. That’s all that needs to be said.

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

Wort!

King Hippo

DEY GOT DIS!!!!!

scotchnaut

WHOOPWHOOPWHOOPWHOOPWHOOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

King Hippo

Shamorie? That’s interesting, even by black guy name standards ,, no ofence

herodotus450
herodotus450

Pronounced “S-ham-o-ree-ay”?

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

That ’tis Irish.

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

*’T’is Irish

King Hippo

SJ guy’s back fouled Duke guy’s palm.

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

Not what she said.

Horatio Cornblower

That’s over the back on Bagley. Bullshit call for Duke at the end of a tough game.

You just never see that.

Horatio Cornblower

Remember when Syracuse, St. John’s, Georgetown and UCONN were in the Big East?

Man, thank God that’s over with.

scotchnaut

33 seconds left. Not much time left for Grayson Allen to kick someone.

King Hippo

challenge…accepted?

Horatio Cornblower

Mullin’s assistant coach is drawing up the play.

This is probably for the best.

King Hippo

yeah, he don’t seem a thinker

Horatio Cornblower

Oh, shit. St. John’s.

King Hippo

Gus is Gus-ing

scotchnaut

This is bananacakes!

King Hippo

Reminds me of the “Johnny Cakes” from Sopranos

King Hippo

2 minutes of extra time = Lesser Footy mercy rule

Horatio Cornblower

I was sort of surprised there was any.

King Hippo

minimum of 30 seconds per sub

Horatio Cornblower

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Horatio Cornblower

I see ESPN has switched away from the UCONN game, so I’ll just go ahead and assume the Huskies didn’t come back.

King Hippo

yinz covered!

Horatio Cornblower

MORAL VICTORY!!!

scotchnaut

“St. Johns and Duke tied at 72! I love where this game is going!”

-David Carradine

Horatio Cornblower

“I know Sam’s done a lot of work with the back four since he’s got [to Everton]” is maybe something I’d skip saying as an announcer if Everton were down 5-1 with six minutes to go, against a team that just lost convincingly to fucking Swansea.

scotchnaut

Former St Johns coach Lou Carne-Asada is still alive!

Horatio Cornblower

How’s his sweater?

scotchnaut

Fugly.

Horatio Cornblower

Worked out well for Bill Cosby…

King Hippo

The bets one considers ALWAYS COME IN.

King Hippo

5-1 at the Emirates, BTW

scotchnaut

Duke pouring it on. Let’s see what kind of coach Mullins is…

Horatio Cornblower

It is 5-1 Arsenal. it could easily be 7-1.

King Hippo

Your mouth to God’s ears, hopefully.

Favourite Fat Sam pejorative from Everton match thread: gravy tits