Your “The Olympics Will Save Us!” Wednesday 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.
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NFL News:

  • Not sure if #MeToo or regular ex-wife issues, but the Panthers have placed interim general manager Marty Hurney on paid leave due to complaints filed against him by his ex-wife.
    • The allegations are for “harassment”. No other specifics are given.

It’s been a fun 24 hours looking at the Josh McDaniels – Colts annulment.

  • His agent fired him over being double-crossed.
    • Mind you, the agent also represents Colts GM Chris Ballard, so that amounts to a possible conflict-of-interest as well as a definite awkward phone call.
  • The change-of-heart came Tuesday when he met with Belichick & the Krafts prior to emptying out his office in Foxborough, where he was offered an undisclosed sweetened deal.
    • Belichick would allow McDaniels more input into roster construction & salary-cap management.
    • The Krafts liked the idea of a possible succession plan.
    • McDaniels liked the contract extension that would allow his four kids – 12,10, 6,3 – educational & social stability.
  • It’s noted by NFL Network that McDaniels has essentially isolated himself from the rest of the NFL at this point:
    • “McDaniels better hope the Patriots don’t renege on any potential wink-nod promise for the future. The Patriots’ offensive coordinator just lit his remaining goodwill from around the NFL on fire.”
      • “While he’s rehabbed much of his reputation both on and off the field in recent years, Tuesday night’s decision likely undid all of that in the eyes of 31 other teams.”
  • Oh, and there’s this:

  • In case you wanted to know where the moral high ground is, TD’s got you covered:

Can’t imagine why he’d be upset that a man chose family over football.


Well, who needs football coverage for two weeks when we’ve got the Olympics to keep us warm!

Tonight starts with mixed doubles curling. Since I’m lazy – and have a lot of new students this week – I’m going to crib from Deadspin about what the hell mixed curling is:

In mixed doubles:

  • Games are eight ends instead of 10
  • Ends are six stones per team instead of eight, and one of those rocks per team is preset
  • Teams are just one woman and one man
  • Throwing order goes A-B-B-B-A and the throwing order can change between ends. (Most commonly the woman throws the first and last, though the former world champion Russians are a notable exception)
  • Games last about an hour shorter (one hour and 30 minutes)

Sweet – Mr. & Mrs. Beerguy for Olympic gold in 2022!

Also, because it’s an Olympics, this is obligatory given the current ban on “Russia” but not Russians.


Tonight’s sports:

  • Olympics: keep in mind I’m still figuring out the time changes, NBC’s apathy & CBC’s awful website
    • Mixed Doubles Curling:
      • Canada vs. Norway – 7:00PM | CBC (live) / 2:00AM | NBCSN (delay)
      • USA vs. Russia – 7:00PM | TSN (?) / NBCsports.com
    • Men’s Ski Jumping:
      • 7:30AM | CBC / NBCSN (live)
  • NHL:
    • Preds at Leafs – 7:30PM | Sportsnet
    • Bruins at Rangers – 8:00PM | NBCSN
  • NBA:
    • Timberwolves at Cavaliers – 8:00PM | ESPN / TSN
    • Spurs at Suns – 10:30PM | ESPN / TSN
  • NCAA:
    • Marquette at Seton Hall – 7:00PM | FS1
    • Wake Forest at Miami – 7:00PM | ESPN2
    • South Florida at Connecticut – 7:00PM | ESPNU
      • DO NOT BET THIS GAME, SEAMUS!
    • Creighton at DePaul – 9:00PM | FS1
    • Texas A&M at Auburn – 9:00PM | ESPN2

The Olympics are a nice methadone to the lack of football. THE HOCKEY’S GONNA SUCK, THOUGH!

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Wakezilla

Just polished off a 2015 Shiraz made by Mission Hill. Two thumbs up. It was so good

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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theeWeeBabySeamus

Soooo…wanna go swimming?

Ummmm….maybe later.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Is there a communal DFO NBC login for watching the Olympics online?

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

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Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Do you need one? It’s not asking me for anything.
http://stream.nbcolympics.com

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Touché.

I just assumed NBC would ratfuck us.

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

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Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Living the dream. Paid to take drugs.

theeWeeBabySeamus

And a free steak dinner. WTF is he complaining about?

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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

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WCS

…on the next episode of Baskets…

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

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Wakezilla

I just got back into wrestling after a brief period off. Hey tWBS, Liv Morgan is blatantly ripping off Alexa Bliss

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Wakezilla

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theeWeeBabySeamus

Oh shit, didn’t see you there Alexa.

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

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theeWeeBabySeamus

Who? Me?

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

She OBVIOUSLY needs a spanking.

theeWeeBabySeamus

She seems to be doing it just fine too.
I approve.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Holy shitsnacks, I’m tired.

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

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WCS

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Senor Weaselo

You are now free to get hit by iPads in the face.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

That’s one way to get an upskirt shot.

Senor Weaselo

Part of me was wondering what that was.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Took me almost 30 minutes to figure it out.

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

Nice panty peak before death!

Fronkenshteen

NFL Network currently showing the Supe. 33-32 Pats, 6:30 left.

Fronkenshteen

God DAMN Foles made some fantastic passes in Q4.

WCS

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Fronkenshteen

Alcohol consumption officially takes away my shakes. I’m in deep shit.

Fronkenshteen

Fronkenshteen: “The New Thread-Ender”

WCS

I’m still here so I don’t get fined.

Fronkenshteen

Sorry I’m shit. I just like hanging out with you guys.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

We like you sober or medium.

Senor Weaselo

We’re actually not allowed to leave.

theeWeeBabySeamus

South Florida at Connecticut – 7:00PM | ESPNU

DO NOT BET THIS GAME, SEAMUS!

Hehehehe….how did I miss that before?
BeerGirlRhonda be thinkin’ he funny n junk.
😛

Senor Weaselo

Well, you didn’t bet it, didja?

theeWeeBabySeamus

Nope. Good thing too. They won but didn’t even come close to covering.
Only thing I bet tonight was UVa, and they managed to barely not mess it up.

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rockingdog
rockingdog
rockingdog
rockingdog

Looks like he came up with some pretty cool principles on how to work with people,…..errrrr how to live:
https://carstenknoch.com/2011/01/john-perry-barlows-principles-of-adult-behavior/