Your “You Don’t Know What You’ve Got ’til It’s Gone” Tuesday Evening Open Thread

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NFL News:

  • Nothing but coaching news:
    • It’s official: The Packers have hired Titans OC Matt LaFleur as their new head coach.
      • It’s a four-year deal, which means it’s one year longer than Aaron Rodgers’ extension from 2018.
    • Tampa is going to offer its head coaching job to Bruce Arians.
      • Which likely seals Jameis Winston’s fate at QB after next season.
    • Likely tipping Bruce Arians hand is reports that the Browns will promote running backs coach Freddie Kitchens to head coach, if they don’t hire Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski.
      • The improved offensive output after Hue Jackson’s departure likely played a role in this decision.
    • Meanwhile, Bruce Arians’ old team decided to go a different supremacist way by reportedly hiring Kliff Kingsbury as Koach.
      • This was a surprise to his ex-future employer, Southern Cal, but they’ll accept the $150,000 payout to let Kingsbury go.
        • Because who wants another Lane Kiffin?
    • John Elway has his choices narrowed down to Vic Fangio & Mike Munchak.
      • Fangio is considered the favourite because of Elway blocking attempts to interview Gary Kubiak.
        • Meaning the offensive ranks are already spoken for, and he’ll want the new HC to focus more on the other side of the ball.
          • This should appease Von Miller.

Let’s check the Sherwin Williams colour chart for adherence to the Rooney Rule:

Expect the usual hand-wringing & empty promises from Roger Goodell over the next few weeks.


Boy, did that National title game turn out differently than expected. Some 5-point spread that turned out to be.

The only spread worse than that.

But at least we got to see the rarely-viewed Nick Saban shitting the bed face.

On a more serious note, a number of sites are reporting on what a general failure the act of holding the game in Santa Clara will turn out to be. Prices on the resale ticket market plunged to $177 prior to kickoff Monday, up from the basement price of $126 the week prior & the lowest price for the national championship game since its inception, way down from the $1599 for the cheapest ticket that was being quoted after they sold out in early December. The average ticket was expected to go Monday night for roughly $650.

(Chart from ticketiq.com)

Factors affecting the price & visible empty seats during the game included:

Fortunately for the NCAA, this is the last time they have to hold the game out west for at least 6 years. [The math is based on each Power-5 conference hosting the game once in rotation, and then one neutral venue being brought into the mix.] By that time, Stan will have finished his stadium by LAX & the 111th Street Crips will be overseeing the offsite parking.


Tonight’s sports:

  • NHL: the Habs, Jets & Oilers are all regional broadcasts tonight
    • Wild at Bruins – 7:00PM | Sportsnet
    • Flyers at Washington Capitals – 7:30PM | NBCSN
    • Rangers at Vegas – 10:00PM | Sportsnet
  • NBA:
    • Hawks at Raptors – 7:30PM | TSN
    • T-wolves at Thunder – 8:00PM | Sportsnet1 / NBATV
    • Knicks at Warriors – 10:30PM | Sportsnet1 / NBATV
  • NCAA:
    • Duke at Wake Forest – 7:00PM | ESPN
    • St. John’s at Villanova – 7:00PM | FS1
    • Tennessee at Missouri – 7:00PM | ESPN2
    • Texas at Oklahoma State – 7:00PM | ESPNU
    • Mississippi State at South Carolina – 9:00PM | ESPNU
    • U*NC at North Carolina State – 9:00PM | ESPN
    • Purdue at Michigan State – 9:00PM | ESPN2

If you have some time to kill after watching the Oklahoma State game, let me guide you to the perfectly adequate documentary, “Finding Big Country“, about a Vancouver basketball fan looking for what happened to the big doofus we drafted in 1995 when the NBA said expansion teams couldn’t have Tim Duncan.

Just one pick earlier, the Raptors got Vince Carter Damon Stoudamire (thanks Wakezilla), who will be playing against them tonight with Atlanta. It’s a testament to how to fail with an expansion team in a mildly hot market. If they’d signed Yao Ming two years later, they’d still be here. FUCK STU JACKSON!

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Gratliff

Oh neat. Apparently the part I was dying on endlessly in Ori was the end of the game. Fuck that owl.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery at his headquarters in France in the summer of 1944 with his two puppies Hitler (left) and Rommel (right).
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Senor Weaselo

…That’s seriously what he named the dogs?

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

That’s what he named them. His pet canaries are in the rear; I don’t know what their names are.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

Winston Churchill petting Rommel:
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Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Would pet

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Wakezilla

Toronto’s first round draft picks off the top of my head in the early years and in order: Damon Staudamire, Camby, McGrady, pick that got flipped for Carter

Vancouver Grizzlies: Big Country, Shariff Abdul Rahim, Antonio Daniels, Mike Bibby and I believe Steve Francis

The only player who was good with the Griz was Shariff. The Griz drafted Francis after he stated he’d never play in Vancouver.

Can’t imagine why the Griz didn’t work in Vancouver

Senor Weaselo

Fucking up Zucc’s name means reference to this!
https://twitter.com/jcutroni/status/829143387999604737

litre_cola

I am still amazed by boipussy.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Evening, all.

Sharkbait

I see McCarthy is looking to follow the path Favre blazed out of Green Bay by only going after the Jets job. I pity their next sideline reporter.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Just keep a cooler of Blue Bunny offscreen but within reach.

Wakezilla

Beerguy Rick, there’s an error in your post. You’re forgiven because when the event happened, you were probably drunk at UBC.

“Just one pick earlier, the Raptors got Vince Carter”

I was at that perfect, impressionable young age when this happened. So, I can tell you that Kevin Garnett was the pick before Big Country, and Toronto’s first ever pick was Mighty Mouse, Damon Staudamire.

Vince Carter came 3 years later.

King Hippo

It’s a little hyperbolic, but fuck it. There’s a lot f Kevin Durant in Funderburk’s (State #0) game

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

He has burner accounts on Twitter?

King Hippo

Damn it, Shitty Wolves just can’t got over the hump

Gratliff

9 straight losses for the Flyers as the tank moves into full swing

Sharkbait

Hands off Hughes. He’s going to New York damnit!

Senor Weaselo

They’re behind pace today, maybe they won’t give up 6!

Don T

Profiles in Stepping Stones: the 2018 Tits. Fuck LaFleur.

Senor Weaselo

-Ben Stiller’s character in Dodgeball

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Christopher > Bryant

King Hippo

Sheeeeit, I got better mobility than THAT! – Bryant R., (already forgot), OK

Brocky

Despite the lizard peoples appearance, they did their job:

Reiterated that trump promised Mexico will pay for the wall

Reinterated the actual costs of this shutdown

Reiterated bipartisan support for the continued funding.

Won’t change that every Republican response will be about every liberal taking point, but I digress

King Hippo

Pelosi has been MUCH better at this, the 2nd time around.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

What bipartisan support? From the same bunch of losers who will withdraw their support like Lucy with the football if it ever comes to a vote, especially in the Senate? The Republicans as a party own the shutdown, not Trump, and it infuriates me that people don’t see that.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Nobody Could Have Ever Seen This Coming.
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Col. Duke LaCross

Unfortunately they didn’t call out McConnell. He’s the gutless wonder that won’t bring it back to the floor.

King Hippo

within TWO! well, briefly…

scotchnaut

The pace-does the Pack have depth this year?

King Hippo

YES, that’s how we beat Miami in Coral Gables – just wore them out the last 5 minutes. They had no legs left. We play all 10 players significant minutes (or 9 right now, as 1 is carrying a knock).

In the weirdest scenario ever, we have NO walk-ons this season.

scotchnaut

“No walk-ons on your team? I don’t feel your pain.”

-Ryan Shazier

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

God DAMN

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

I only use politics to make myself miserable, so I should cut that shit out. I also listened to a podcast discussing psychoanalysis as well as therapy and it intrigued me because I’ve been hitting the same wall the entire time I’ve been in therapy, so IDK. Maybe look at something else. I’m not sure.

King Hippo

the left is gaining a real voice in the Demmycratic Party now, and the establishment is even learning how to be strategic! All is not lost. Not perfect, but much better than it has been.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

This is just too large for me to comfortably embed, not so much the safety of it.

https://pixxxels.cc/ftm3DYVg

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

This is just NSFW

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scotchnaut

I’ve got the number of a good therapist…

Gratliff

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JustStopDude
JustStopDude

“Can you believe those idiots in flyover states won’t vote for our agenda?!?”

King Hippo

put out the bisexual from AZ or the hot bartender lady!!

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Sinema used to be cool. Now she’s bi but otherwise a Republican.

AOC will only be allowed to represent the party over those lizard people’s corpses. No joke.

King Hippo

nah, AOC plays ball. She doesn’t want to just be a flash in the pan bomb-thrower. She’s going places, on friendly terms with leadership. But will remain true to herself.

Sinema will be better on policy as AZ goes left. Was really important for her to get a foot in the door, so we can make it into Desert Virginia.

Senor Weaselo

They looked silly having ONE normal-sized podium. Do they make king-sized podiums? Because that’s when you need it. Or fuck it, two next to each other.

JustStopDude
JustStopDude

Why is it that everyone in US politics look like a scary villain from a 1980’s action movie?

Sen Schumer and Speaker Perlosi don’t look human to me. Its like watching two aliens trying to act human.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

That’s when they were released from the pods.

Gratliff

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King Hippo

“boipussy” is a new addition to me, vocabulary-wise

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Oh, are you in for a treat

King Hippo

I shall let it speak for itself, rather than Google. I’m on enough watch lists, thanks

King Hippo

a reminder, State was somehow FAVOURED by 1.5 tonight. nil-12 start

scotchnaut

You ain’t bet, did you?

King Hippo

had I won my bet last night, would have rolled over a “silver lining” bet on the Holes. They’re just too fucking big to deal with (as a 4-guard side).

/instead, waiting for fake money purchase to clear for MOAR GAMBLOR on Friday…

JustStopDude
JustStopDude

Honest to god, I could not tell you what he actually said. It was like he was reading a fan fiction for Law and Order: SVU.

litre_cola

Jeremy Lin is still in the NBA? Well coloUr me shocked.

scotchnaut

He’s the capable backup that he always was-despite what New York media orgazimed about some years ago.

Brocky

So, is anyone actually watching the orange buffoon?

I refuse to give that shithead any airtime

King Hippo

FUCK NO. Shitty Wolves v. Holes will make me mad enough.

Senor Weaselo

Madre Weaselo just wanted to check whether we still have the semblance of a republic still. I am catching up on FailRace Driven ‘Til Destruction videos.

King Hippo

Just remind her it’s an illluuuusion, Madre. A trick is something a whore does for money. Or cocaine!

Senor Weaselo

He didn’t personally light the Capitol on fire, so we haven’t gone full Reichstag yet, which I figured was entirely plausible.

King Hippo

YET being the operative word

Gratliff

Following the insanity via twitter. Happy I went with Mario Kart 64 speed runs.

scotchnaut

I can’t watch Trump speaking live-folks with an IQ under 62 clapping loudly makes my stomach turn.

JustStopDude
JustStopDude

I think it was a total of 120 seconds. I’ve never seen a political address that was shorter.

Senor Weaselo

Did we hit the O/U of 3.5 lies?

scotchnaut

Ya know how when you make an observation in a game intro about the Colts D over the last few weeks and some dipshit on youtube that you admire echoes it? Makes me feel all warm inside.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

The only thing worse than having the College Championship game in Silicon Valley is having some Bay area doofus try to explain why it wasn’t a good idea.

scotchnaut

Sens Aren’t Losing Tonight!*

*they’re not playing but no one in this timeline seems to care about details

Senor Weaselo

Well, St. John’s is back… to losing late games they had the lead for all night.

WCS

King Hippo

enjoyable little documentary! Only watching my Shitty Wolves in live action later.

litre_cola

Lawrence Moten was Vancouver’s greatest. Poetry in Moten.

litre_cola

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scotchnaut

That guy. So incredibly consistent that he ended his career as the Big East’s all-time leading scorer without leading the league in scoring in any year.