Your “I’m So Eveready For This Game!” Sunday Night Football Open Thread

He didn’t look any different than any of the other broken fellas that jumped into the back of my pickup in the Home Depot parking lot that sunny but chilly Tuesday morning. He had steel-toed boots and what looked like a strong back and that was good enough for me. We were pouring concrete that day for a buddy of mine that happened to end up doing a lot better than I did in the contracting game. Thing is, I saved his ass a few times when his ‘aggressive’ approach to managing folks resulted in his workforce disappearing. So, he paid me regular-unlike more than a few of the other guys. Maybe he saw something in my eye…

That first day the sweat was pouring off us like we were in a shower. One by one the other hired help dropped away and wandered over to the shade. This guy was made of stronger material. I told him, “if you’re there tomorrow, you’ve got yourself another day’s work”. He just nodded. Of course he was there. I imagine he had a few mouths to feed and the prospect of more pocket cash made him eager. Not that he ever showed it though…

So there we were-it was a few months down the road and we’d got to know each other about as best as two taciturn fellas ever would. By this time I’d hired a foreman that would take the rest of ‘the dailies’ back to the parking lot and would sit down with-he said his name was ‘J’. Just ‘J’. We’d sip beers and talk about what needed to be done the next day, week, whatever. It got to be a habit.

This time around we’d started a bit of a fire to warm our hands by and I threw out the idea that ‘J’ might be in line for a foreman job at another site he knew that I’d been overseeing. I could tell he was interested. I got up to grab us another round when I saw the sledge hammer leaning against the pile of concrete blocks. I grabbed it, felt the weight of it in my hands. It felt good.

He never had a chance. The squishing, cracking sound that was made as I crushed the top of his skull almost made me sick. Almost. I drove off to the dumping ground thinking, ‘here’s another that I first seen climb into the bed of my pickup and this is where I’ll see him for the last time’. Taking a man’s life away from him is one thing, but doing it in a symmetrical manner makes it seem like art to me.

TO THE GAME!

Cowpokes/Schmeagles:

Second-most I’m rooting for a tie here so that when the Giants go on an 8 game win streak they’ll win the division. What? I want what Odell pretends to want. First-most it would be great if Philly caught their stride and humiliated Dallas on a national stage.

Don’t bother with the bleach, just burn the clothes afterwards.

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King Hippo

Non-gendered Cowpersons better take the FG while they can still avoid the shutout.

Doktor Zymm

Note to self, super runny intense brie does not pair well with sparkling wine

Romonobyl

Stick it in the freezer for a few, firms the cheese up a bit.

Doktor Zymm

Oh, that wasn’t the issue, I was just straight scooping with a cracker. But that cheese needs a robust red, made the Cremant taste like crap.

Romonobyl

A decent Porter would also work.

Doktor Zymm

Or a decent Port, but I’m not enough of an English lawyer

Gratliff

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Gratliff

The Ghost of Philly Stadiums Past

Romonobyl

Oh shit.

Doktor Zymm

Dude is maybe the best receiver on the NeuteredCowPeople

The Maestro

DAKOTACEPTION

Doktor Zymm

That looked like an awesome pass and completion, too bad wrong jersey!

King Hippo

Where’s ur God now, huh??

Gratliff

Did someone say durr eagles?

Romonobyl

I’ll take that…

Romonobyl

I wonder which app Garrett updates more often, LinkedIn or Grindr (on his secret burner phone, of course)?

Doktor Zymm

Philadelphia is a town where I would happily live, but just because they have some awesome people and bars doesn’t mean they aren’t totally fucked up government-wise: https://www.ozy.com/politics-and-power/phillys-forgotten-massacre-when-black-activists-were-bombed-by-the-police/78743

Doktor Zymm

The title is a bit misleading, I don’t know how forgotten it is, there’s more than one documentary and it’s something the city is kinda infamous for up and down the east coast at least. But maybe that’s just cause I hung out with anarchists in college.

nomonkeyfun

I don’t know how much anyone knows about MOVE today, even radicals/anarchists.

nomonkeyfun

Regardless how one feels about the org, the fact that the police would literally drop a bomb in the middle of a city is absolutely insane.

Gratliff

Another one of those wonderful “Police really fucked up. It’s unthinkable. Inhuman. But we can’t just start prosecuting cops.” things.

Doktor Zymm

It was before anyone even considered the idea of prosecuting cops. Political fallout only. I would hope this couldn’t happen today, at least not the same progression of events.

Doktor Zymm

They may not know the org, but I suspect the reputation as a city that’ll bomb its own citizens with little regard for all the houses and people living on the same block….hard to live down

Gratliff

I don’t get why people throw the jump balls at the sideline anymore. It never works nowadays.

Gratliff

Hello Nada super fired up and I miss KSK Ben again

Sharkbait

Can we have a 0-0 tie?

Doktor Zymm

2-2 would be more fun

Sharkbait

Fact.

King Hippo

Cole Beasley looking like Rickety Cricket there.

Doktor Zymm

Golden Taint has done a fine job being on all the most annoying teams in the NFL

Doktor Zymm

Since when do the Iggs have black unis?

Sharkbait

Trump immediately hate tweets against Philadelphia

Gratliff

Birds are antifa now. Them’s the rules.

Spur
Spur

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The Maestro

Everlast; what most men would aspire to do, if given the chance of an evening with her…

Doktor Zymm

Veteran’s Day is a day to renew optimism, because what inspires optimism like remembering the tragedies of war?

Spur
Spur

Die Eagles Die.

Doktor Zymm

The Eagles The?
Fun fact, ‘Die’ is the feminine article in German!

Romonobyl

That would explain their porn.

The Maestro

Der Eagles Der sounds a little too much like DURR EAGLES DURR which has been the story of their 2018 season thus far.

Doktor Zymm

And Das Eagles Das is neuter, which won’t go over well

Sharkbait

Pat Tillman’s brother mincing no words

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

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Spur
Spur

Laura Bush killed a guy.

Gratliff

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Spur
Spur

Eat a Dick Bush.

Doktor Zymm

Stick a comma in there and you got a 70’s porn

Doktor Zymm

GO MAGIC CLOTH

Romonobyl

Wouldn’t it be hilarious if a member of the Army chorus took a knee in the middle of the anthem?

The Maestro

The Delco fans would probably love it; Cowpersons fans’ heads would asplode.

Thus, I am for this, as per usual.

Romonobyl

I thought they were more Duracell fans?

The Maestro

Ugh. W is at this game. Fuck.

Gratliff

Gotta show off that shiny new medal he got today

Doktor Zymm

Trump would be at the game, but it’s slightly chilly

King Hippo

He REALLY looks like his ass-grabbing pappy now

Doktor Zymm

Divisional hatred is so much more moderate when the team you ostensibly support is awful, headed by some dickhead who’s probably just one of Jerry Jones’s Horcuxes, and yet is still winning the division over the two teams playing tonight. I’m just going to hope the Earth opens up and swallows Zeke.

Spur
Spur

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

Nice and cool tonight 20F (not cold, but cool)

Spur
Spur

If you have not read Where Men Win Glory. Please do so. some much information on Pat, his upbringing and the Bush/GOP propaganda

Gratliff

Some of the most uniquely enraging shit in the world is the flag fuckers on Twitter yelling at Tillman’s wife for blasting the NFL and military for using her dead husband as a propaganda tool.

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

Complete rage inducing.

Gratliff

Fun fact: The Dallas Cowboys and Washington [*Redacteds] have 4 playoff wins combined since 1996.

Spur
Spur

Fun Fact. Go eat a Dick

Doktor Zymm

Wow, that many?

Gratliff

Was surprised too. Forgot Skins beat the Lions in 99.

The Maestro

Sweater vest night in the booth, apparently.

Sharkbait

This may be the first time I’ve actually listened to the Carrie Underwood theme this year.
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Spur
Spur

Romonobyl

I can never forgive Dungy for eating all the Elfin bread and blaming Sam.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Gratliff

Slurs are the worst 6-3 team of all time

Sharkbait

NFC Least. They’ll get crushed in the 1 game of the playoffs they make. Though all Snyder sees is an extra game for gate revenue

Gratliff

They left that 1999 Division Champs banner on their stadium during the entire Reid era. It took them 13 years to get another one.

Spur
Spur

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Spur
Spur

The Tits Shutting down the Massholes was the the best today

Spur
Spur

Gratliff

So how fucked is LA without Kupp?

King Hippo

eh, he is a really “nice to have” piece, but he’s not essential

Spur
Spur

No Cup, two other good receivers

Sharkbait

Gentlemen.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

Wow, I love killing day laborers too. It’s better than killing hobos but I can’t explain exactly why.

herodotus450
herodotus450

[Reads post]
Oh, ok Scotchy, I promise I’ll never make fun of the Senators ever again, just put down the hammer.

Spur
Spur

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Romonobyl

It would be a crime if she went Brazilian.

Gratliff

The Final Bell is getting a whole lot of love in recent weeks. Go Birds. Beat Dallas.

Spur
Spur

A blow out. Please no close loss.

Spur
Spur

Folks

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