Your “Thursday, How I Missed You So!” NFL Football Open Thread

[face is buried deep within his computer’s monitor]

Goff vs Minny? Hmm. Or maybe Wilson against the Cards? What to do? What to do?

Oh, hello there! I didn’t hear you click onto the site. You’re a sneaky one aren’t you? I was just going over my fantasy options and the window is closing fast with respect to putting Jared in there. But enough of my struggles. My, you are looking like quite the handsome devil/striking woman? Have you done something with your hair? No… you’ve lost a few pounds haven’t you? Whatever it is you are definitely carrying yourself well these days. Stalling? No, I’m not stalling-I just wanted you to know that you’re very much appreciated by me [word count is up to 120 buddy, you can do this] and all the other folks that converse on this here site. Er, um… TO THE GAME!

Vikes/Rammers:

I just don’t know what to make of this game. All the hot takes regarding Minny’s play last week have been taken so I’ve nothing to add. They gave away two quick TD scores as a result of fumbles deep in their end (as well as a field goal) and just seemed to be rattled and disoriented. Was Everson Griffen’s on-going erratic behavior something that caused the team to (for lack of a better word) stress? Position by position, the Vikes are talented up the ying yang so I expect that things will get back on track but the short turnabout, the travel and the fact that they’re playing a very, very good team doesn’t look promising for their short-term prospects. That said, Theilen and Diggs are facing backup corners all night long so scoring shouldn’t be an issue. I’m at a loss here.

What are you thinking? Should I play Goff? Also, you may want to weigh in on today’s shenanigans in Washington. Do your thing. You tend to do it well.

 

 

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Fronkenshteen

Today was unfuckingbeleiveable in terms of permanent memories. I will always remember Dr. Ford’s bravery, the end of Lindsay Graham’s political existence, and bart o’kavanaugh pulling aside the prep school curtain forever.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Fronkenshteen

Git ‘em kitty!!

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Kitteh!

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Tomorrow’s confirmation will be more permanent of course.

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

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Senor Weaselo

Evening, lizard people. I take it the footballing wasn’t lukewarm garbage?

Col. Duke LaCross

Sir.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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yeah right

Is that Lovie Smith’s beard?

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

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Whichever way you mean that.

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Col. Duke LaCross

Dumb but true story time.

Back when I was a dumbass NAIA-level college golfer, I took a job at a local muni track, picking up range balls and cleaning carts. There was a family, two little kids and their dad that would come over and putt and chip every night for a few hours. The littlest kid had a great swing for a nine year old and you could tell he really dug the game.

One night I was cleaning carts and he hopped over from the putting green, bouncing a ball on his wedge, “Hey! Can I drive the cart?!”

Me: “You can in a couple years when you can reach the pedals.”

Kid: “Bummer! Hey, do you play golf!”

Me: “Yeah, been playing for about ten years, play for my college team now. How about you?”

Kid: “I SUCK!”

Mr. Inspirational Me: “Well, I see you out here every night practicing. If you keep up that kinda work, some day down the road , you’re gonna be something.”

Kid: “Thanks mister! Can I drive the cart now?”

Me: “You’re still too short, go chip for awhile.”

So I go home to the dorm that night, throw a frozen pizza in the oven and crack a Michelob. I flip on the local news, and there’s that kid on there, bouncing a ball on his wedge, 2-time Junior World Champion and local boy, Tony Finau.

It was a good day to wear an “I’m an asshole” T-shirt.

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

That’s pretty good.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Owned.

yeah right

Finau has been on the leader board for the last 2 years.

Great story!

Col. Duke LaCross

He’s like 6’6”, so he can definitely reach the pedals now. He’s a damn good kid too, and the last time I talked to him, he actually remembered that from when he was a kid. Hope he kicks ass this weekend.

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

*ACTUAL cool story bro.

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Col. Duke LaCross

Terrible mechanics, but everything else is pretty good.

Fronkenshteen

She had to get Gretzky’s face…

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Fronkenshteen

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

Having reviewed several plays from tonight, it appears Mr. Goff may have some kind of future in throwing the football if he works really hard.

yeah right

Hey Balls, I think I’m joining the resistance.

I’m done.

It’s not the team or the loss, it’s that I don’t recognize or even like the game any more.

I want my Sundays back!

I’ll most definitely still hang out with you good folks but I don’t even like this sport as it’s configured.

Let’s go Cubbies!

Fuck the NFL.

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

Balls still watches and participates in related activities. He still has hot take team opinions. He just complains a lot.

I love defense a lot, but tonight’s game was still highly entertaining to me.

Good luck with your future endeavors.

yeah right

There will be cooking involved.

God speed Brother Moose!

ballsofsteelandfury

You’d be surprised. I actually have stopped watching quite a bit. It’s this site that keeps me in the fringes of the game. It’s mostly background whenever there is nothing on (night games)

I’ve changed my Sundays though. So much more stuff to do/see.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Oh god yes. Sunday Gravy year round!

yeah right

Dude, I’m still gonna need a break.

Despite my ramblings of how easy a recipe this is, shit’s still labor.
Maybe I’ll do occasional breaks year round.

It’s strange. I really think I’m done.

Mostly because I feel a distinct lack of emotion.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Yeah, I get it. But share the good ones with us whenever they happen.

yeah right

Now I can do that!

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

Yeah, if you don’t really enjoy it and feel like watching is more of an obligation than a joy then stop. I have that same moment with a lot of TV series and really felt that way with fantasy football. OK with my lack of commitment I can feel that way halfway through a movie.

ballsofsteelandfury

WhooHoo!!

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