Your “It Just Meant ‘Day'” Wednesday 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:

  • Carson Wentz has been cleared for 7-on-7 work at Eagles camp.
    • He’s still in a non-contact role, but the Eagles are confident that he’s showing good progress to be ready for Week 1.
    • No word on how he’s recovering from the VICIOUS BURN handed the Eagles organization by anthem-word-forgetter Donald Trump.
  • The contract staredown between the Raiders & Khalil Mack is entering a dangerous phase for Chucky’s plans.
    • Mack is due to make $13.846 million in 2018, the option year that extends his rookie deal from four seasons to five.
    • Mack has made it clear he wants a new deal in place before he shows up, with estimates sounding like he’s looking into the $20 million per season range, the highest contract ever for a non-QB.
      • In a darkened room somewhere, Albert Haynesworth eats another Cheeto and smiles.
  • The passing of Dwight Clark has gotten a lot of people talking, but one quote from Kyle Shanahan shows how far the team has fallen since the DeBartolo days.
    • “To hear the type of teammate he was, the type of friend he was to people like Keena [Turner] and the rest of that team, that’s what we’re trying to build here,” 49ers Kyle Shanahan said. “That’s why they had a great culture then. It started out with great people, starting with Dwight. And that’s what we’re trying to emulate. And got a lot of respect for that guy, and he’s going to be greatly missed.”

As you know, 1918 marks the centenary of the end of World War One. As you also know, when there’s little to nothing on, the DFO Overlords let me indulge my History degree with some musings on important factoids. Well, there’s nothing of significance to commemorate from that war on today’s date, and there’s sweet fuck all for sports on TV tonight. But as most people with a general knowledge of history know, June 6th is a very significant date nonetheless, so let’s give the Canadian contingent some glory on a day when “The Longest Day” & “Saving Private Ryan” dominate the airwaves.

World War Two – June 6, 1944: D-Day

Today is the 74th anniversary of the landings at Normandy. In honour of that, the National Post has posted a series of photos and videos about the Canadian landings at Juno Beach, which I will intersperse throughout my missive.

On June 6, 1944, the Canadian 3rd Infantry Division, made up of troops from the 7th & 8th Brigades, and the 2nd Armoured Brigade were to attack an eight-kilometre stretch of the coast code-named “Juno” Beach in two sectors, “Mike” and “Nan”,

and the 3rd Division’s 9th Brigade was to land 4-6 hours after the initial assault to reinforce the landing force and begin securing coastal towns to allow for further reinforcements to land. Their objective was to ultimately take control of the coastal towns of Courseulles, Bernières, Saint-Aubin and Bény-sur-Mer, gain control of the Bayeux-Caen railway line, and – if possible – secure the town of Caen before assault troops were then to move towards the Carpiquet airfield, 18 kilometres inland..

[Interesting footnote (from Wikipedia but verified from other sources): The name “Juno” arose because Winston Churchill considered that the original code name — Jelly — sounded inappropriate. The code names for the beaches to be taken by British and Commonwealth forces were named after types of fish: Goldfish, Swordfish and Jellyfish, abbreviated to Gold, Sword and Jelly. Churchill “disapproved of the name Jelly for a beach on which so many men might die”. He insisted on a change to the more dignified name Juno.]

Allied radar image of the English Channel on the morning of June 6, 1944.

When the Canadians landed,

  

Canadian troops from Quebec City’s Le Régiment de la Chaudière

they discovered that the pre-raid bombing had done little damage to their intended targets. Most of the elaborate fire-support plan failed, leaving the infantry, combat engineers, and armoured troopers to overcome the enemy by direct fire. Destroyers and supporting craft of the Royal Canadian Navy, 10,000 sailors onboard 110 ships of the Royal Canadian Navy, supported the invasion, but it fell to more than 14,000 soldiers from across Canada, under Major-General Rod Keller, commander of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division, to storm Juno Beach.

Arriving three hours after optimal tides, the landing craft were forced to deal with partially submerged obstacles that couldn’t be cleared, and had to negotiate around submerged mines in the sand, which disabled or destroyed 30% of the landing craft. In the first waves, almost one in two men were wounded or killed during the initial assault before German forces were overwhelmed. Below is the famous video shown in every Canadian history class of the 3rd Division landing at Juno Beach.

Canadians soon captured three shoreline positions on D-Day and established themselves near the village of Creully, but this was to be only the beginning of the struggle to liberate France. Through the summer of 1944, the fighting continued. Canadians played an important role in closing the “Falaise Gap” in mid-August as the Germans finally retreated in the face of the Allied offensive. On August 25, 1944, Paris was liberated by the Allies, bringing the Normandy campaign officially to a close.

Out of 1,074 total D-Day Canadian casualties, 340 Canadians were killed. The event is commemorated with a small memorial and visitors centre in Courseulles-sur-Mer, France.

  


Tonight’s sports:

  • NBA:
    • Warriors at Cavaliers – 9:00PM | ABC / TSN
  • MLB:
    • no national US broadcasts
    • Yankees at Blue Jays – 7:00PM | Sportsnet
    • Royals at Angels – 10:00PM | Sportsnet360

I go for staff orientation at the baseball stadium tonight, because even though I’ve been there for 27 years, I still have to learn where beer comes from. THE NEW KIDS ARE SO FUCKING YOUNG!

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So an odd thing happened to me. For the last few days I’ve been urinating blood and sometimes a thick discharge of pus that really burns and stings. I didn’t think much of it until today at work I was sitting at my desk and urinating into a Big Gulp cup when I just started screaming and screaming and then *clink* I passed a hard object into the cup and I thought it was a kidney stone or something, but I rubbed some of the gooey pus off of it and I’ll be damned it was a 9mm stainless steel bolt with a lock washer attached. The odd part was that when I tasted the pus I realized that it wasn’t mine. Weird.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Well, that’s….interesting.

#notmypus

theeWeeBabySeamus

Not to be confused with…

#notmypuss

WCS

On that note, I’m going to unload the dishwasher.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

I see you’re missing that nut

theeWeeBabySeamus

The Perfect Storm is on AMC. Wow, these guys really went thru hell. I sure hope they make it.

Ummmmmm…never mind.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

The storm wasn’t perfect for those guys

Fronkenshteen

God bless the Canadians. When we try to become who we were, we’ll look to Canada.

theeWeeBabySeamus

The Baltimore Orioles beat the NY Mets today, 1-0. Giving them only their 2nd two game win streak of the year.
If they win tomorrow in Toronto, extending the streak to three, I fully expect the rapture to occur and soon after the gates of hell to open.

This has been your Baltimore Orioles Update.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Was that the Toilet Bowl? Also, Bundy for President!

theeWeeBabySeamus

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Fronkenshteen

3 runs in 18 innings somehow = 2 wins. Not exactly a sustainable model.

theeWeeBabySeamus

They’re not gonna be the last MLB team to 20 wins for nuthin’.

Senor Weaselo

Remember that time the Mets were 11-1 and beating their chests? Because I do.

SonOfSpam

Ok, Ohtani’s injury appears to be a blister. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers during the preceding 40 minutes.

theeWeeBabySeamus

I had a blister once.

– Ben McDonald

theeWeeBabySeamus

Sorry, that’s a pretty obscure reference even if one is a Baltimore fan.
Dude couldn’t not get blisters. Derailed his career. Shoulda been HOF’er.

SonOfSpam

That’s good stuff. You’re right, he shoulda been great.

theeWeeBabySeamus

It didn’t help that the Os’ rushed him to the bigs too fast.

Spanky Datass
Spanky Datass

“Wut?” Tim Limcecum.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

I was hoping for a UCL tear. Damn shame.

SonOfSpam

You are a horrible person, and I respect that.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Hey, whatever. My kids need new shoes.

– Dr. James Andrews

Wakezilla

“A blister? No big deal”

–Aaron Sanchez–

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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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theeWeeBabySeamus

Blair Walsh: The College Years.

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

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SonOfSpam

Welp, Shohei Ohtani just left after warming up in the 5th inning with some kind of injury.

/hyperventilates
//sticks head between knees
///tries to suck own cock
////tips over, concusses self
/////hopes to wake up before company comes over

LemonJello
LemonJello

Like they’d be surprised to find you out on the floor with your pants around your ankles.

SonOfSpam

Yeah, that’s just kinda “Wednesday”

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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theeWeeBabySeamus

///tries to suck own cock

Forget what I said on the last page about us being too much alike. I’m not that flexible.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Well….not anymore .
😛

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Spanky Datass
Spanky Datass

I like this gif very much … that is all … as far as you know.

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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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Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Sneaky smart GSW is going to erase the memory of 3-1 with 3-0

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

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ballsofsteelandfury

DAVE?!?

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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theeWeeBabySeamus

Hehehehe. Dave is not aquatic. He’d have performed evasive actions if I’d even tried something like that.

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

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Redshirt

So is LeBron going to show up to Game 4 in a Limo or a U-HAUL?

Brocky

I would be perfectly okay if he showed up in a warriors Jersey

LemonJello
LemonJello

Limo U-haul

blaxabbath

Browns jersey

Spanky Datass
Spanky Datass

Jim Gray’s Uber, which is a VW Rabbit.

Brocky
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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theeWeeBabySeamus

Spontaneous Human Combustion isn’t pretty.

Gratliff

The non-LeBrons are somehow getting worse

LemonJello
LemonJello

The Cleveland Effect?

Brocky

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Brocky

Figure I gotta beat gratliff at something

Fronkenshteen

I’m having a “shiftie” at the back bar. The Lovely Kayla, who some of you may recall once got a note written on one of her receipts that said simply, “Girl, you make them yoga pants JUMP!!”, is currently trying to get everyone to leave so she can go let her dogs out. It’s not going well. I could not walk in the footsteps of an American hot blonde for 12 hours.

blaxabbath

I don’t know like five of those words.

Gratliff

What a fucking awful inbound
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rockingdog
rockingdog

Kevin durant for 3!!!!
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Redshirt

Cleveland reacting to LeBron leaving in 2010: “YOU SOLD OUT! YOU SOLD OUT!”
Cleveland reacting to LeBron leaving in 2018: “WE UNDERSTAND! WE UNDERSTAND!”

WCS

Jesus. The Rog is impressed by this amount of ad breaks. No wonder I never liked this league.

Gratliff

One last one, and it’s just incredible how Kevin Steen/Owens has so many heel turn moments given that he’s been a heel for like 95% of his career.
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Redshirt

RE: LeBron & his teammates