Your “Can You Smell It? That’s Fear.” Thursday Evening Open Thread

Beerguyrob

Beerguyrob

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 Nuggets:

  • Well this is interesting:
    • A congressman that represents New Orleans Second District, Cedric Richmond, wants Roger Goodell to appear before the House’s Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee.
      • The fun part, as Florio points out, is that this subcommittee could have the power to influence the nature of gambling affiliations the league may enter into.
        • And even write rules regulating such enterprises.
  • ESPN‘s headline says it all:
    • The NFL says that the number of concussions in games and practices dropped 23.8 percent in 2018.
      • The league attributes the results due to enforcement of the new helmet-to-helmet rules & changes to kickoffs.
  • Ryan Shazier is apparently jogging.    
    • He’s still a long way from ossibly returning, but the fact that he’s got most of the use back in his legs is a hopeful sign for his future golden years.
      • Art Rooney II earlier indicated the Steelers would sign him to a contract so he could continue to rehabilitate with them.

Finally, in the category of “didn’t ask for it”, an English woman with the twitter handle @dee_brown has been reaping abuse from Kansas City fans since last Sunday.

  • Dee Brown the “offside” Chief doesn’t have social media.
  • But he has met her, and even invited her to the game when the Chiefs played at Wembley a few years back.

I was forced into Provincial Exam duty today, because I am one of the few teachers students believe will actually take their paper away if they cheat or time’s up.

Try if you can to imagine a gym filled with teenagers all giving off fear-omones, only half of them able to finish a two-hour test in three hours. When you try to take their test away, most teachers are like

and the kids are all.

But I have no conscience or soul, so my usual reaction is,

It’s a little extra money in exchange for losing two hours of sleep. If only I could think of something to do after work to compensate…


Tonight’s sports:

  • NHL:
    • closed for All-Star break
  • WHL:
    • Prince Albert Raiders at Vancouver Giants – 10:30PM | Sportsnet
  • NBA:
    • Pelicans at Thunder – 8:00PM | Sportsnet1
    • Warriors at Wizards – 8:00PM | TNT / TSN
    • Timberwolves at Lakers – 10:30PM | TNT / Sportsnet1
  • NCAA:
    • Women:
      • Notre Dame at Tennessee – 7:00PM | ESPN / TSN2
    • Men:
      • Tulsa at Cincinnati – 7:00PM | ESPN2
      • Michigan State at Iowa – 7:00PM | FS1
      • Washington at Oregon – 9:00PM | ESPN2
      • Arizona at Southern California – 9:00PM | FS1
      • Arizona State at UCLA – 11:00PM | FS1
      • St. Mary’s (Cal.) at BYU – 11:00PM | ESPN2
  • Football-esque:
    • NFL Pro Bowl Skills Showdown – 9:00PM | ESPN / DisneyXD / TSN2

That’s it for me.

I’ll see you Saturday night to discuss music & such. KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON!

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yeah right

While I liked Black Mirror Bandersnatch and felt like my choices were well guided I didn’t really need to see the alternate realities unless I chose to see them. Besides you killed the batteries in my XBOX controller.

Love the series though.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Smelling fear, yeah I kinda got sick of that last night.

Current GF is friends with former GF. Former GF is crazy town, and we’re talking 30 years ago on that one. But current GF didn’t want to hurt her feelings, and neither did I, so we’d kept things hush hush up until now. I decided I was tired of dancing around that shit and outed us last night. Fuck that shit, I’m done. Either she accepts or she doesn’t, not my fucking problem.

Meh, ya gotta break some eggs to make the omelette.

yeah right

That’s one intense omelette.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Gentlemen and lady or ladies

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

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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I’m making cookies!

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Bring them to the west side!

BrettFavresColonoscopy

(try to do it before I get on a plane this weekend)

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Ape RTed a tweet about some new movie called Serenity and knowing the twist I really want to see it now. When I saw the trailer before whatever I saw last it looked boring as fuck.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Rottentomatoes says pretty emphatically that you should not bother to see that movie.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Rotten Tomatoes isn’t always right.

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

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Sharkbait

Japan is weird.

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

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Fronkenshteen

I feel like pats -2.5 is almost like stealing money.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

The primary concern is that the sportsbooks want you to feel that way.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Yeah…Bojack and drinkin’ is good medicine.

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

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rockingdog
rockingdog

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King Hippo

Bojack is as wonderful as it is difficult to explain why one should watch.

It’s really funny, mostly about the horrors of crippling depression, and there’s all these anthropamorphic animals all fucking one another. Like, the horse’s agent is a cat (and also an ex-lover).

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

John Elway has recommended this show.

King Hippo

Our Equine Lord And Saviour!

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

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Unsurprised
Unsurprised

I have crippling depression and I think it’s bullshit. I think he can just suffer it without financial or much social or other consequences and get away with it, which is fucking nonsense. I’m pretty sure I’m right and everyone else is wrong on this, but also because no one has actually told me how I’m wrong.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I know I said American Vandal or The Expanse but I lied it’s time for Bojack.

rockingdog
rockingdog

Any of you guys catch that pro-marijuana commercial that WON’T be shown on the superbowl?

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

They have a version of this Dodgeball game in Argentina that all the best football athletes compete in but instead of balls it’s taxes.

herodotus450
herodotus450

In Brazil they dodge a different, smaller kind of ball that usually comes in pairs.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Okay that was admittedly fun.

rockingdog
rockingdog

wizzzzards are hanging around…..

rockingdog
rockingdog

Ummmmm this warriors vs wizards game is really good…. close with 9min left….

LemonJello
LemonJello

How is it a “Gridiron Gauntlet” if there’s no futon of guns to throw your girlfriend onto?

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Also if there’s no Wizard.

herodotus450
herodotus450

“Oh how cute, the nfl is doing a skillz competition and the nba is doing a player draft. Nice of them to finally make it to 2008.”
-NHL

litre_cola

It is like these guys are back in grade school again and it is games day.

King Hippo

this is FIELD DAY in non-Communist countries ,, smgdh

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

This 40 yard splash event would be more fun if it were buckets of chicken.

LemonJello
LemonJello

“You, sir, have piqued my interest!”
-A. Reid

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

“Jesus, Brian Urlacher, have some self-respect.” – Steven Miller

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Not that anyone here needs this explained; I just think it’s funny to look at.
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WCS

He’s 33 years old. 33

Gratliff

I guess the not aging thing works differently when you’re born a vampire

LemonJello
LemonJello

I didn’t know vampires could suffer fetal alcohol syndrome.

King Hippo

so…who gets the rights to Retard Vampire? AMC, ABC, or Fox?

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

He began balding in high school

LemonJello
LemonJello

Hope Urlacher put extra glue on that rug on top of his grape.

litre_cola

When is the swimsuit competition?

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King Hippo

money on Booger there, too

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

You realize this competition includes Andrew Luck, right?

King Hippo

so. much. bodyhair

Gratliff

Gratliff

And of course, the companion video

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

CORNBALL TIME!

WCS

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LemonJello
LemonJello

Anyone know of a Spanish language feed of the NFL Skilz Competition? Anything would be better than the MNF crew.

King Hippo

I want to see Booger do some agility drills. And/or consume an entire ham.

LemonJello
LemonJello

The correct answer is both, at once.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Do you think Andre Rison and Lisa Lopez met on Match.com?

King Hippo

BOOM

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I mean it just as easily could have been Tinder.

King Hippo

one can see where these comedic misunderstandings keep cropping up

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Okay, now it’s time for the real quarterbacks.

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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Von Miller scored a “Nathan Peterman” in the precision passing competition.

King Hippo

That was a “That’s Good Sports” episode, where Brandon Perna tried playing a Madden season with the post-PeyPey Donks, using Von Miller as QB.

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King Hippo

tell me MOAR

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

#titslapfight

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King Hippo

there should be an entire cable channel dedicated solely to this art

King Hippo

but I guess TSN is already taken in the Canadia

King Hippo

best show EVAR

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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Okay, the AFC took the Best Hands part of the competition.

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

Harvey Wienstien?

Gratliff

Unacceptably hyped for licensed insanity with action RPG elements

SonOfSpam

That was my kid’s first video game exposure, when I had 2 on a PS3. Good memories (PARENTING!) but I can’t get into that until I finish (er, start) RDR2.

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King Hippo

I guess he got offered sommet better at the federal level

SonOfSpam

Yeah, I was shocked. Well, not that shocked.

Gratliff

Shocked he resigned instead of getting a parade

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

Yes.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I don’t know at what point it became unacceptable to wear blackface but I assume it was before I was born because at no point in my life do I ever remember that being even remotely okay.

Gratliff

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SonOfSpam

/averts eyes

I, uh, saw that in an actual movie theater.

King Hippo

hey, let he who has not worn blackface thr…

/wait, we can pretty much all wing all the stones we want in this case

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

I wore black balls, but that was just when I got fired from that one job.

King Hippo

hope u went with the extra relaxed-fit jeans that day

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Am I going to watch the NFL skills challenge?

YES I AM!

(for about ten minutes until I get bored, at which point it will be The Expanse or American Vandal)

Sharkbait

That’s the one thing the NHL gets right about it’s all star game. The skills competition is the best of the major sports all star breaks

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rockingdog
rockingdog

warriors up early against the wizards. I did not realize Cousins has a 3pt shot. NOICE
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I appreciate that you all are doing nude thread posting.

SonOfSpam

Does a buttplug count as clothes?

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

How big is it? Does it have a tail?

King Hippo

and is it black no ofense

SonOfSpam

Why would it not be?

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SonOfSpam

Kinda, and kinda.

rockingdog
rockingdog

Related funny-

apple employee: thank u 4 calling apple my names ken how can i help u?

me: ass pods

ken: im sorry?

me: yall gotta make ass pods

ken: i dont-

me: my hole deserves music, ken

ken: um-

me: my hole needs some tunes. ill let u 2 speak

ken: sir,

hole: i want to hear songs, ken

SonOfSpam

Give the hole what it needs, dammit.

rockingdog
rockingdog

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SonOfSpam

Off topic: (there’s a topic?) Going to Chicago in April for a few days to celebrate being old. Other than Wrigley (never been, already planned), what do I need to see/do there? Live music one night, shopping on Michigan Ave (going with the unfortunate Mrs), don’t care about aquaria (we have them here), so what else?

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

One of the bars has Geritol whiskey shots.

SonOfSpam

Tried to Googol that and failed. But I would do that. Definitely.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Malort or GTFO. And then vomit.

King Hippo

I took a long, midday walk by Lake Michigan. That was kind of fun.

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SonOfSpam

I’m sure that’s in the cards. Other than living kinda near the Pacific Ocean, I never get to see water. (For realz, Lake Michigan looks lovely.)

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I was going to recommend David Burke’s PRIMEHOUSE but I guess it’s now closed.

SonOfSpam

All caps restaurants are the best. But I’m into deep dish pizza, which I understand they have there.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Aw, loved that place

Sharkbait

Get a drink here: http://www.cindysrooftop.com/

I’ll be in Chicago in late April for a wedding. When are you going?

SonOfSpam

That looks purty! Around the 20th, so probably just before you.

Sharkbait

Yup. I’m there the weekend after. But that place makes a tasty cocktail.

SonOfSpam

Cool – thanks!

ArmedandHammered
ArmedandHammered

The Museum of Science and Industry is really cool and interesting.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Depends on how touristy you want to be. Signature room on the 95th floor in the John Hancock Building is a gorgeous view if you’re ok with an overpriced cocktail that is fine. Definitely check out Zed 451 for brunch. When in April are you going? There’s a wine festival at the end of the month and there’s often randomness in various neighborhoods. Comedy is great, Second City is obvious but there are like right places. My favorite closed (Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind) but there’s a ton of options. Brewery scene has gotten better (5 Rabbit, Revolution Brewing, Off Color, etc). Ping me if you want to bounce detail ideas.

SonOfSpam

Michigan St. just went on a 24-2 run at Iowa. They’re gonna be an annoying out in March. Not a fan of their gymnastics program, but Izzo is pretty great.

rockingdog
rockingdog

found a funny:

Me as a kid: ugh why do grownups talk about the weather so much

Me now: this is my 17th least favorite type of rain and lemme tell you why

Dolph Ucker
Dolph Ucker

Is there a DFO Lady Footy pool this year? Because I need it.

Gratliff

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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

The Chiefs hired Spags, thus ROBBING us of the opportunity to see a team coached by both Andy Reid AND Rex Ryan. For shame!

Gratliff

Team What’s A Super Bowl

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I can’t rag on them for not having a legitimate playoff win since 1993 anymore, but I *can* point out that the Raiders have not won a playoff game since 2002, yet in the time period between 2000 and now they have still won twice as many playoff games as the Chiefs.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Fuck, that is way too convoluted. I miss the old days of being able to say that the Chiefs wins over the Texans didn’t count.

ballsofsteelandfury

Yes, there is! It should the same link as last year…

http://hosted.mobile.footytips.com.au/competitions/?competitionId=401652

SonOfSpam

Will you be doing a preview based on willingness to have post-game team shower sex? That’s how I like to wager. (This year was tough, since I bet on the Packers a lot)

ballsofsteelandfury

Oh, the preview is …. wait for it…. coming next week!

Sharkbait

I’ll join, and actually make picks this time!

ballsofsteelandfury

WhooHoo!!

Joliet Jake Delhomme
Dolph Ucker
Dolph Ucker

Mmmmm… preview.

ballsofsteelandfury
Joliet Jake Delhomme
Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

Working this morning and discovered that I was shockingly completely caught up, only to go to lunch and find out when I got back that something was moved up and spun people into a panic. After 3 more hours, hey, caught up again!

Now don’t bother me tomorrow work! I have #content to #content!
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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Found Balls’ new favorite player:

King Hippo

there are Donks WOO moonbats who just love this jackass

Wakezilla

That’s pretty incredible. I’m still waiting for a college player to ask why he should listen to his fat, out of shape coaches who did fuck all in the NFL and why he should care that they think his *insert body part here* is lacking

ballsofsteelandfury

Good man!

WCS

scotchnaut

You might want to watch this.

blackroseMD1

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King Hippo

This reaming was from one of our Tent’s technocratic moderates, no less.

These incompetent, arrogant jackinapes sure have us lefties singing from the same hymnal for once!

/also the attempt to change appearance will only increase Zodiac Killer speculation

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

He really should dumb that down into a couple of soundbytes:

“Texans! Donald Trump wants to take your land. Ted Cruz wants to let him take it..”

SonOfSpam

Sadly, many Texans would let Trump do that if they thought it meant gettin’ the Messicans.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I don’t think they would, though. Of course, even if it were forcibly taken from them, they would still continue to vote Republican.