Your “The Bill Always Comes Due” Tuesday 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:

  • I guess iron does sharpen iron:
    • Frank Clark: ‘Richard Sherman and his era is over’   
    • It comes on the heels of Sherman – star of the 3-10 49ers – calling the current Seahawks defense “middle of the road”.
      • As Bobby Wagner put it, “You can make the position special yourself. You don’t have to be like Sherm. You don’t have to be like Kam. Those are amazing players and they’re like once in a lifetime players so you don’t have to be that. [G]o out there and do your job and do what God called on you to do.”
  • Coming off the loss, the Vikings fired their OC John DeFilippo this morning.
    • There was some note about the reliance on the pass at the expense of the running game.
    • He called good plays on the fourth downs; Seattle was just better at stopping them.
    • This marks the third OC to leave/quit/get fired by the Vikings since Mike Zimmer too over.
      • Norval quit during the 2016 season; Pat Shurmur left after 2017 to coach the Giants; DeFilippo lasted 13 games.
      • Noted personal assistant to the Head Coach & team motivational specialist Mr. Winkles had this to say:
Pussies!
  • The City of Oakland has filed a federal lawsuit against the NFL and all 32 teams, including the Raiders.
    • It seeks compensation for the loss of the team, specifically around expenses related to stadium upkeep and surrounding infrastructure.
      • Oakland is seeking relief for the $80 million it will still owe for stadium repairs after the Raiders leave town.
      • “The purpose of this lawsuit is to hold the defendants accountable and help to compensate Oakland for the damages the defendants’ unlawful actions have caused and will cause to the people of Oakland,” said Oakland City Attorney Barbara J. Parker in a press release.
    • The Raiders final 2018 home game is December 24th.
      • The lawsuit could force the team to play elsewhere in 2019, and could mark the final Raiders home game in the east Bay.
        • I see a possible riot, and fans leaving with seats.
  • Someone who doesn’t have to give two shits about that anymore? Reggie McKenzie, who was fired by the Raiders Monday.
    • He was under contract until 2021, but kind of knew the writing was on the wall.
      • When asked at the trade deadline who might be “untouchable” on the Raiders’ roster as the trade deadline loomed, McKenzie joked, “I’m untouchable.”
    • Only nine of McKenzie’s 50 pre-Gruden draft picks (from 2012 through 2017) are on the Raiders’ 53-man roster, and 36 current players did not spend a day on Oakland’s 53-man roster last season.
  • The Thursday schedule is getting in the way of the Chargers knowing if Melvin Gordon will be able to play.
    • He said it felt good when he practiced Sunday, but doesn’t know if the short week will allow him to be cleared in time.
      • His backup, Austin Ekeler, suffered a bruised nerve in his neck & received a concussion against the Bengals.
    • If Gordon and Ekeler can’t play, rookie running back Justin Jackson would get his first career start.
      • Noted supportive teammate Philip Rivers is hoping to help Jackson overcome his nerves.
        • “It’s just over-communicating with the noise on pass protection and what route they have, all of those things – more so reminding them and offering peace of mind to take a little bit off of them so they can play fast.”

Finally – take this for what you will: Bleacher Report reports that “Ryan Tannehill Has Stem Cells in Cayman Islands to Improve His ‘Quality of Life’.”

“Things are going to be hurting a little bit when I’m older; it’s just the nature of the business, so to have something available, to help heal from that, is huge. Whether it’s from an injury in practice, or I tweak something during the offseason, or in 20 years after my career is done…I have these cells banked in Grand Cayman, and I’m able to use those in order to improve my quality of life and be able to enjoy the rest of my life.”

Stem cell treatment is designed to accelerate healing, not prevent future injuries, which – given he’s Ryan Tannehill – are likely to occur. Louis Carroll, a marketing supervisor at Regenexx Cayman, and not a doctor, said the cryopreservation procedures — which include medical testing — start at $17,500.


If you missed it during the TV halftime show, the Seahawks held their Corgi Cup on the field during intermission last night.

video via Deadspin

The winner’s name is Napoleon.


Tonight’s sports:

  • NHL: all Canadian teams are regional broadcasts tonight
    • Kings at Sabres – 7:00PM | Sportsnet
    • Red Wings at Capitals – 7:30PM | NBCSN
  • NBA:
    • Trail Blazers at Rockets – 8:00PM | TSN / NBATV
    • Raptors at Clippers – 10:30PM | Sportsnet
  • NCAA:
    • Villanova at Pennsylvania – 7:00PM | ESPN2
    • Colorado at New Mexico – 9:00PM | ESPN2
  • WWE: 
    • Smackdown – 8:00PM | USA / Sportsnet360
      • the “go home” show before TLC this Sunday.
        • Expect your new crush Becky Lynch to be en fuego as usual on the mic.

In case you didn’t catch it on Twitter or Deadspin yesterday, Big Daddy Drew has had something serious occur, and he’ll be away for a while.

Even if he stopped being a favourite, he’s one of the reasons we all ended up here, via his KSK connections. This would be an excellent time to revisit his interview with Laserguru back in 2017.

(Okay Beerguy, wrap this up with an empty platitude…) THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS!

“Nailed it.”
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Unsurprised

Now with captions
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Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Aren’t Ryan Tannehill and his wingnut wife the same kind of Christian wackos who were supporting W’s ban on stem cell research?

Quelle Fucking Surprise that he’s a goddamn hypocrite. I hope he suffers the same fate as Christopher Reeve.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I’m kind of fascinated by what’s going on here.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

They sunk my beater ship!

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

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Small market team falling apart going down the final stretch.

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

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Wakezilla

Congratulations to Redshirt, whose Cincinnati FC landed Kendall Watson. You’re going to love him.

/Cries into an empty beercan because Whitecaps FC have a cheap as fuck owner who just wants to collect money and not spend any.

WCS

That’s a low blow, Wake. Redshirt’s team is owned by Mike Brown.

Redshirt

I’m really curious how FC Cincinnati will do in MLS. They already have the fanbase that the Reds and Bengals would kill for. If they start winning, Cincy could become a Soccer Town.

Senor Weaselo

I was watching Hollywood Game Night with Madre Weaselo. Anyway, I’m out.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

What’s “Fuck The Police” in French?
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Redshirt

baiser la police

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Gracias

Redshirt

別客氣

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

In all rodeos I root for the bull, and in all street riots I root for the police. I want to see a good old fashioned ass-whooping here, particularly that guy in the foreground.

Redshirt

If they are peacefully protesting, I’m for the rioters. The instant they start breaking into shops and destroying people’s livelihoods, they become criminals, and then my allegiance switches to the police.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

“Peaceful protest” and “riot” are antonyms. Fuck rioters and especially fuck anarchists.

Redshirt

Peaceful Protesters: a group of people assembling in a public location petitioning the government for a redress of grievances.

Riots: “Cool! Free shit!”

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

You’d have cheered on the cops who dragged Rosa Parks from that bus, or the cops who beat the shit out of MLK and others multiple times for specifically obstructing traffic and commerce on major shopping days. You sound like the Blue Lives Matter psychopaths that want to run down protesters with their SUVs and then roll coal over their corpses.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

You’re on the side of the riot police who cripple and kill people with less-lethal weapons because some glass and trash cans get messed up. Goddamn, you really are a Republican.

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

Fuck the police. In particular the racist, murdering ones, the ones who promote false convictions, and all those who cover up or remain mute with knowledge of these activities.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

This man is an AMERICAN HERO:
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

AMERICAN KKK HERO!

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

I was wrong; that appears to be a uniform of the police in Mexico City; circa late 1960s.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

This hippie will rethink his hatred of AMERICA
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

GUESS THEY’LL KNOW NOT TO ASK FOR A 40 HOUR WORK WEEK AND TO SHUT UP ABOUT KENT STATE. WHITE POWER!!

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

That dude is PISSED; he had to change out of his klan outfit and leave the rally to show up here. He’s going to take it out on a god damn reporter now.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

I think that’s a ’68 Firebird behind that COMMUNIST AGITATOR:
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

GOOD THING NEITHER SIDE IS HURTING THE FIREBIRD. IT’S PARKED ILLEGALLY, BUT IT’S A FIREBIRD SO IT’S OK.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

That covers all the police.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

John Lewis getting his skull fractured by the police in Selma:
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Wakezilla

Coming to America in 2022.

ballsofsteelandfury

1992 LA laughs at this.

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

Detroit would laugh, but nobody can laugh there now.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

/clicks ‘DFO’
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“GAAAAHHHHHHH! KILL IT!”
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King Hippo

I enjoyed Nancy Pelosi hoisting Herr Fuhrer my his own petard, and turning HIM into the cuck today. Well played, Leader Pelosi! 😀

Redshirt

I didn’t watch the video, but based on what I read, it sounded brutal.

WCS

Meanwhile, Chuck Schumer remains completely useless.

Redshirt

He didn’t need involved. Republicans don’t hate Schumer, they hate Pelosi. Pelosi gets under Trump’s skin. Trump wants to be in control of everything. With Pelosi, he can’t be and he hates it.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Of course Republicans don’t hate Schumer. Why would Republicans hate their most useful idiot? He’s done more for them than at least half of their own Senate caucus.

Redshirt

Fundrasing. Common enemy.

But I agree on the idiot part. Personally part of the reason why I, from a Moderate Conservative Point of View, didn’t like Obama as a President is because he listened to Reid and Pelosi too much.

I was all in on what Candidate Obama was selling but once Reid and Pelosi got involved, he went from “Force of Change” to “Just Another Liberal”.

tl;dr I was hoping for FDR, got New Age Bill Clinton

Senor Weaselo

Hey, he tells college graduates how he didn’t take a trip around the world so he could be with his girlfriend, and then they broke up that same summer, and then he tells us to “go for it!”

I have heard this speech at least twice. Here it is, the story starts at 6:50.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

I would sooner plunge a butcher knife into my ears first.

Redshirt
King Hippo

Hippo will never accumulate moneys. That would be like a Marvin Lewis 10-game winning streak.

But hey, I think you have someone in Beatie Mixon that you could build around. He’s really good.

Redshirt

Its depends on who we get to replace Marvin Lewis. Lewis did miracles in Cincinnati. He changed the culture of the place. He may be run out of a rail now, but ten years from now, he’ll get a hero’s welcome.

If we get someone who can change the culture from “good enough is good enough” to “keep getting better” it will work.

If we get someone who is “keep doing our best, guys, and we’ll go to Chuck-E-Cheese after!”, its another Decade of Debacle.

King Hippo

the good news is, at least if Marv saves his job in Week 17 this season, it will bone the Yinzers!

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WCS

That’s a game misconduct and match penalty, but, this is Gary Bettman, so probably it was Backes who got a roughing minor.

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

or a bonus.

Redshirt

That’s why I couldn’t get into hockey.

In football, that’s a Flagrant Personal Foul, 15-yard penalty, automatic disqualification, at least a 2-game suspension.
In baseball, you’re thrown out of the game, at least a 10-game suspension.
In baseketball, that’s a Flagrant-2, free throws and possession, automatic ejection, at least a 5-game suspension.

In hockey, that a Major Penalty, 5-minutes in the Penalty Box and probably a small raise in contract renewal time.

ballsofsteelandfury

See, that’s why I LOVE HOCKEY!

Redshirt

I listened to Conservative Talk Radio, and I’m getting better. I didn’t get brainwashed like last time, thought my jaw is still sore from their jaw dropping comments. So props to the Subliminal Messaging you’ve put into the webpages, as they are having a noticeable effect upon my political views and beliefs.

Also, I don’t think they are Nazis, but they are definitely playing out of their playbook.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

That makes them worse.

Redshirt

At this rate, we’re arguing between Shit Shakes and Shit Malts. Either way, both options are shit.

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

USS Oakland.

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

That’s the HMS Barham, 4 minutes after she was torpedoed by a German U-Boat in November 1941. Over 800 men were killed, and as the hull is covered with sailors, quite a few were killed in front of you here.

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

No, it’s Raider Nation.

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Merchant Marine sailors dying here. Same history documentary, same symbology but more like the Steelers.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I sure would love to hear some news that Drew Magary is out of danger so that we can start making jokes about his accident.

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WCS

It’ll make for his next book, and first sequel: “Someone Did Get Hurt, and I’m A Bigger Idiot Than I Thought.”

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King Hippo

/sends off resume

– Marc T., Parts Unknown

Gratliff

Many years of work learning to control my temper, but I just tried to play RDR2 to go do some achievement hunting and it won’t let me play because it has to update for multiplayer and I want to throw my dog at my cat and then both at the nearest baby.

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Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Just throw the baby.

Redshirt

I’m watching “Doctor Strange” drunk. I may have made a slight tactical error.

Senor Weaselo

I know, aren’t you supposed to watch it on shrooms? And I did finally see most of it.

Redshirt

I’m bummed I didn’t watch it in the theatres. As a Time Travel Geek, I would’ve applauded once I saw the final battle.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

MY GOD THAT BANNER PIC

The Maestro

Evening, folks. I was delighted to find this online today, as both my opera and rap interests are satisfied with a single video.

Redshirt

Not my comment but I gotta share it:

“Daniel Bryan achieved the impossible – getting Americans to root for the Muslim.”
– Beerguyrob posted on some other small insignificant website of no consequence

Redshirt

Hey, Beerguyrob I didn’t see running from the clubhouse to the gutter too!

Redshirt

So Daniel Bryan is an evil vegan. It actually works.

scotchnaut

Is there any other kind?

ballsofsteelandfury

I still have a piece of a Dodger Stadium seat that I took after The Cure concert in 1988.

I expect the Oakland stadium to be literally empty after the last Raider home game.

Senor Weaselo

Who takes home the corpse of Charles Finley?

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

No, there will probably be some sewage left.

scotchnaut

Jeff Beck was influenced by Art Tatum? Yeah, I’ma gonna watch this bio.

WCS

The Stillers are investing in a professional eLeague team.
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yeah right

Dammit. Now I’m suffering from a crippling identity crises.

Redshirt

“I see a possible riot, and fans leaving with seats.”

Okay, Black Hole. The Dawg Pound has set the bar. See if you can clear it.

WCS

If there is one franchise that can… well, them and the Eagles.

scotchnaut

Much love to Drew but Brendan “He’s by far the funniest shithead that yaks about football on the regular” Perna is a beast.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Those Corgis in Seattle all know you run it in that close to the end zone.

scotchnaut

I’m absolutely fascinated by this tune. So I’ll post it again. It’s not a cover of “Fox on the Run”, but still…

King Hippo

Hope Drew is ok. His novels are really, really good BTW.

scotchnaut

Hopefully Magary is just going thru a short story right now…

rockingdog
rockingdog

This is great! kind of making me hungry….
http://cuberule.com/

Redshirt
WCS

That poor, poor kid.