Your “No One Likes Us; We Don’t Care” Thursday Evening Open Thread

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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:

  • So, the market cap is now set at 5 years, $137 million, with $74 million guaranteed.
    • I don’t know who they’re going to have in front of him, though.
    • Meanwhile, Tom Brady is turning 41, and his backup is Brian Hoyer.
      • Maybe they can turn that second-round pick into something tangible.
      • But at least they’ve got former Colts head coach Josh McDaniels back as OC in New England.
  • On that front, the Colts are looking to interview Leslie Frazier for their HC vacancy.
    • He spent two years as an assistant with Tony Dungy on the Colts staff, so he has an Indy pedigree.
      • It seems like more than a Rooney Rule interview.
  • Now the [Redacteds] are blaming Kirk Cousins for them trading for/signing Alex Smith.
    • They claim “mixed messages”, because they couldn’t understand what he meant by “pay me or trade me”.
  • Robert Kraft is probably a little miffed that Bill Belichick didn’t fill him in on the Malcolm Butler plan for The Big Game™®©
    • “Coach always gives me a pretty good overview before the game,” Kraft told CNBC the Friday before the Super Bowl.
    • This article’s thoughts on why Butler was sat date back to Super Bowl XXV, when Belichick was the Giants DC against the Bills.
      • He let Thurman Thomas run all over the Giants, in order to keep Kelly from throwing the ball.
      • Thinking is, he wanted the Eagles to be similarly lulled to sleep by keeping Butler on the sidelines.

Finally, because God hates us all for revelling in Patriots schadenfreude, si.com asked Tim Tebow about playing in the XFL.

  • Never mind he is still trying to become a NY Met.
  • I’m reproducing it here so you don’t reward such media buffonery with extra page clicks:

SI.com: When Vince McMahon announced the return of the XFL, everyone on Twitter wanted you and Johnny Manziel in the league. Were you aware of that?

Tebow: I’ve had a lot of people ask me about it, but I didn’t know those were the two things on Twitter. I can’t say I follow it that closely.

SI.com: On his conference call, McMahon said you’d be welcome in the league. Have you thought about seeing what happens when that league launches?

Tebow: That’s very nice of him, but 2020 is a long way from now. I’m focused on today, I’m focused on spring training and a lot of things before that. I’m not even close to thinking about that right now.

SI.com: So that’s not a “no” or a “yes.”

Tebow: What if it’s a “I have no idea?” That’s in 2020 and I’m super excited about baseball.


Jason Kelce had the best time at the Eagles parade.

Something tells me he can crowdsource the fine. Stone Cold should chip in based on the bump in merch sales.


Tonight’s sports:

  • Olympics: times are best-guesses because coverage is blocked into groupings
    • TSN’s coverage starts at 6:30PM
    • CBC’s coverage starts at 7:00PM
    • NBC & NBCSN’s coverage starts at 8:00PM
    • Events:
      • Mixed Doubles Curling:
        • Canada vs. China – 7:00PM | TSN
        • USA vs. Switzerland – 8:00PM | NBCSN
      • Figure Skating – 8:00PM | NBC / CBC
      • Luge: – 9:00PM | NBCSN / TSN
      • Skiing: Moguls
  • Opening ceremony – 6:00AM | CBC / NBC

  • NHL:

    • Canucks at Lightning – 7:30PM | Sportsnet
    • Vegas at Sharks – 10:30PM | Sportsnet
  • NBA:
    • Knicks at Raptors – 7:30PM | Sportsnet1
    • Celtics at Wizards – 8:00PM | TNT
    • Thunder at Lakers – 10:30PM | TNT / Sportsnet1
    • Mavs at Warriors – 10:30PM | TSN2
  • NCAA:
    • Georgia Tech at Louisville – 7:00PM | ESPN2
    • Duke at *North Carolina – 8:00PM | ESPN
    • Stanford at Utah – 8:00PM | FS1
    • SMU at Houston – 9:00PM | ESPN2
    • UCLA at Arizona – 10:00PM | ESPN
    • Washington at Oregon – 10:00PM | FS1

Seamus has you tomorrow for (hopefully) a sexy Olympic Open Thread, and I’ll be dropping the weekend posts in there somewhere. ‘NIGHT ALL!

Beerguyrob
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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Wakezilla

Kind of an interesting comparison when the guy on the left is the highest paid QB in the league while the guy on the right can’t get a job.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

The NFL HAAAAAAAAATES speech for social justice and that doesn’t align with the corporate propaganda.

Fronkenshteen

I desperately want this Garropalo thing to be the real deal. Brady forcing out his own successor would be too good to be true.

Wakezilla

With how much they invested, it’d be funnier if he was just another Derek Anderson

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

Five rings in San Fran to match would be hilarious; what the fuck are you talking about.

yeah right

One of the fun things about living in LA is talking to delusional Lakers fans about their future.
“But if we sign LeBron and Paul George we can…”
Jeopardize your future and still lose to Golden State.
“But with Lonzo and Brandon Ingram..”
You’ll still lose to Golden State.

“But remember when we got Shaq?”

You’ll still lose to Golden State.

“But…”

BrettFavresColonoscopy

But what about the Kings?

ballsofsteelandfury

Sacramento? Or hockey?

ballsofsteelandfury

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Still true:

Computer: sum up the NFL in a single tweet.

A play of the year negated by penalty pic.twitter.com/RVQdGGKfV7

— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) December 15, 2017

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Anyway, the women in red were from this Thursday Night Thread. https://doorfliesopen.com/2017/12/14/your-thisll-test-your-fookin-mettle-thursday-night-nfl-football-open-thread/

rockingdog
rockingdog

Last Funny:
If you microwave a head of lettuce and eat it in a stone cold silence, no one will bother you in the employee lounge.

WCS

Been watching curling all night, and I still can’t figure this out. The only things I’m sure of are Canadians are, apparently, really good at it, and the guy on the South Korean team blinks a lot.

Maybe his contacts are dry. I’ve been there. Also, my cat is fascinated by this game. She’s been watching it for over an hour.

Unsurprised
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Isn’t Korea a joint North/South team? He could be blinking a distress message.

WCS

That’s hysterical, however, it’s just their hockey teams. South Korea is South Korea otherwise.

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Maybe South Korea’s presidential advisory group of female shamans or whatever the Hell they were are controlling him.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Your cat watches too much TV.

Also, in case you’ve refreshed past the page flip, go back…near the top.

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You still have all those women in red photos for next week?

theeWeeBabySeamus

Nope. There will likely be no Valentine’s theme this year. It falls on the wrong day. It’ll get a post Valentine’s mention, but that’s about it.

But I do like red, so we can always make it its own colour thingy. That’s not a bad idea actually.

WCS

I saw what your typed. I’m honored, but, I’m going to decline. I want to see what you can come up with. You’ll be graded accordingly.

theeWeeBabySeamus

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WCS

At least you have an extra week to prepare.

theeWeeBabySeamus

It’s like you don’t even know me anymore.
You realize I’m just now starting on this week and still have no idea what’s going in…right?

And no shit, youtube is really pissing me off. But I found a workaround I think. Just takes three times as long.

Assholes.

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Bianca is disappointed.

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theeWeeBabySeamus

Jeebus.

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No. Bianca Kmiec.