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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:

  • Franchise tag updates:
    • Well, all the fun happened after I put the Open Thread to bed yesterday aboot 2:00PM Best Coast time:  
      • The Cowboys tagged DeMarcus Lawrence – $20 million (2nd time tagged)
      • The Chiefs tagged Dee Ford – $15 million
      • The Seahawks tagged Frank Clark – $17 million
      • The Falcons tagged Grady Jarrett – $15 million
      • The Bucs avoided a tag on Donovan Smith, signing him to a three-year deal worth $41.25 million over three years, with $27 million guaranteed at signing.
    • The deadline for applying the tag to a player was 4:00/1:00PM today.
      • So there were six total applications – the four above, plus Robbie Gould (49ers) & Jadeveon Clowney (Texans).
  • Mark Davis must really hate – in order – the City of Oakland, his players, the NFL, Stan Kroenke and the City of Vancouver, because reports are that he is looking to play a preseason game in Regina, Saskatchewan at the home of the Green Riders.
    • His mom probably gave him a £10 note from a recent trip, and he probably thinks it’s cheaper to go to Canada to spend it.
    • He also wants to have joint practices & camp with the Rams.
    • By playing one pre-season game in Canada & their International game in London, that commits the Raiders to the minimum eight games in Oakland.
      • The Canada & London games also reduce the number played on the mixed-use field conditions.
  • It appears the Raiders, Broncos & Cardinals are the leading contenders for acquiring Antonio Brown.
    • NFL.com lines up how AB could be a good fit for each team, and gives the Raiders a slight advantage due to having the most cap space available.
  • Our prayers have been answered: Marc Trestman is back in organized professional football.
    • All the qualifiers used above means that he is the newest XFL hire.
      • He is the fourth coach hired by the new league, joining Bob Stoops (Dallas), Jim Zorn (Seattle) and Pep Hamilton (Washington DC).

I’ve really got nothing to add to this story from Deadspin, I just think it’s hilarious that a guy got caught blood doping during a doping raid.

It makes for the best “gotcha” photo.


Tonight’s sports:

  • NHL:
    • Hurricanes at Bruins – 7:00PM | Sportsnet
    • Wild at Predators – 8:00PM | NBCSN
  • NBA: (on low TSN because curling is on the main channels)
    • Magic at 76ers – 7:00PM | Sportsnet1
    • Rockets at Raptors – 8:00PM | TNT / TSN4
    • Celtics at Warriors – 10:30PM | TNT / TSN5
  • NCAA:
    • Wake Forest at Duke – 7:00PM | ESPN
    • Nebraska at Michigan State – 7:00PM | ESPN2
    • Virginia Tech at Florida State – 7:00PM | ESPNU
    • Kentucky at Mississippi – 9:00PM | ESPN
    • Kansas at Oklahoma – 9:00PM | ESPN2
    • Auburn at Alabama – 9:00PM | ESPNU
  • WWE:
    • Smackdown – 8:00PM | USA / Sportsnet360
  • Futbol:
    • SheBelieves Cup Soccer: U.S. vs. Brazil – 8:00PM | FS1

A fairly heady day for some NFL players. The next big date is Monday, February March 11, when the free agent discussion window opens. CAN’T SIGN UNTIL WEDNESDAY, FELLAS!

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

Here in Sunny Los Angeles we are in the midst of a torrential downpour and a very dramatic electrical storm. Also it’s nighttime.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Thoughts and prayers

ALXMAC
ALXMAC

ALXMAC
ALXMAC

Speaking of Kansas, we get a few good concerts each year here in Wichita (neutral); Metallica was here last night and today there was an announcement that Bush, Live, and Our Lady Peace will be here in August. I’ve seen Bush perform live in OKC back in high school (w/ No Doubt and Goo Goo Dolls – aka the tour that Gavin and Gwen met) but Live has always intrigued me as a band that would be good to see (sic) Live. I was surprised that the lead singer (Ed) is back with the band as that was a pretty ugly breakup.

All of this preface was context for posting this video of probably my favorite Live song:

theeWeeBabySeamus

ALXMAC
ALXMAC

theeWeeBabySeamus

ALXMAC
ALXMAC

theeWeeBabySeamus

ALXMAC
ALXMAC

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

This was a pretty badass comment tree.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Evening

theeWeeBabySeamus

YOU TAKE THAT BACK!!!!!
It’s full on night, Mister!!!!!

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Seems like a distinction without a difference. I’m in a Lyft going to a hotel from the airport and have at least an hour and a half of work to do before I can go to bed.

theeWeeBabySeamus

OK, you win. But only just barely.

theeWeeBabySeamus

ALXMAC
ALXMAC

Did someone say “Kansas”? It’s 12:20AM and all is well here in Wichita (neutral)

WCS

theeWeeBabySeamus

WCS

theeWeeBabySeamus

Gratliff

Fucking Bettman points for everybody i hate the nhl

Senor Weaselo

Bettman points for all, miniature Canadian flags for others?

Col. Duke LaCross

Just polished off Yeah Right’s flatbread pizza margherita tonight. That and his Chicken ala King make it a solid 2-for-2 in stuff of his I’ve tried the last couple weeks. Bravo sir.

blaxabbath

THere’s a soul food place near me that isn’t bad — or, didn’t used to be but now it is.

That’s too bad.

litre_cola

It had soul, and now,

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

When you say “bad” do you mean good-bad or bad-bad?

(and by “bad-bad” I mean bad-bad not good-good)

blaxabbath

I don’t enjoy their food now.

theeWeeBabySeamus

OK, I’m done, but this one is too good not to share…
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Horatio Cornblower

I know that guy!

ballsofsteelandfury

Damn Wookies!

theeWeeBabySeamus

/throws out black ski mask and glasses
//takes trash to the dump immediately

theeWeeBabySeamus

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Gratliff

FFS stop going into OT, Eastern Conference teams

theeWeeBabySeamus

Did you know Ted Bundy was really David Bowie with an afro?
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theeWeeBabySeamus

LMFAO
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theeWeeBabySeamus

OK, this one is pretty good…
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Horatio Cornblower

Left-Eye Lopez?

theeWeeBabySeamus

LMFAO

theeWeeBabySeamus

Someone wasn’t trying very hard….
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theeWeeBabySeamus

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JustStopDude
JustStopDude

So fucking exhausted. I am like 4 weeks into six weeks of training…where i have to give like 8 weeks in that time.

It doesn’t make sense…but it is what I am dealing with. I got three customers in for training that are just….I don’t know…I am just tired.

Like they were leaving today. I got about 3 more days to do with them. I am still going through the foundation they need where I am trying to explain to them the basics of safety and electrical theory that i can get them to turn on a drive without dying. We are making good progress.

“Are we going to run a drive?”

“Yes”

“Well why haven’t we?”

This is from the guy that I had to explain three times what “E-Stop” stood for….as in EMERGENCY STOP and why it caused a fault and wasn’t a normal stop. They have never used a drive before on this site…and they are wondering why this is going so slow…

Gratliff

I reference E-stops from time to time in my office for comparison purposes, and every time, I sigh because it shouldn’t need as much explanation as it does

blaxabbath

You’re the crane guy, right?

JustStopDude
JustStopDude

This is for a water municipality site. The one guy, I kid you not, introduces himself to everyone as “The City of…”

blaxabbath

What a dick.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

The term “E-Stop” is poor engineering practice.

An emergency device or actuator should be completely unambiguous at first glance to even a casual first-time observer. If it had to be explained even one time to anyone it indicates a glaring design flaw

Gratliff

On our sawmill line, E stood for ‘E’s getting fucking fired if he doesn’t stop hitting it. Safety first (assuming daily efficiency goals have already been met)!

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

I’m thinking E-commerce, E-Trade, E-vite, E-zine, E-coli, E Pluribus Unum, E Pluribus Funk, E-3 Sentry, e.e. cummings, E. Chuck Cheese, E=mc2, etc.

blaxabbath

E Coli

Gratliff

r/nottheonion
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blaxabbath

What a waste….

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Of? Oxygen? Physical space? Every morsel of food he has consumed in his life up until this point?

JustStopDude
JustStopDude

I’m still amazed how for years he would share how he participated in a hate crime and would boast about it.

How can someone take pride in beating the shit out of someone with a bunch of friends because they thought the dude was gay…and you wear a fucking bow tie.

LemonJello
LemonJello

I’d say “fire him into the sun” but that’s a waste of a perfectly good rocket and fuel. Maybe dump him the Marianas Trench?

Col. Duke LaCross

The ocean is polluted enough as it is.

Col. Duke LaCross

Take him to…THE VOLCANO

Col. Duke LaCross

One of the strangest things I’ve found about America the last ten years is the incredible concern that people who either never went to college or couldn’t get into college have about what goes on on college campuses.

From my five years experience it was mostly homework and drinking. Really scary stuff!

Gratliff

Whomst among us hasn’t accidentally purchased a company consisting entirely of cyber warfare mercenaries and had to immediately panic fire everyone involved?
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-05/coinbase-cuts-ties-with-hacking-team-following-spyware-backlash

blaxabbath

What an interesting profession.

LemonJello
LemonJello

/raises hand

I purchased a company of highly trained cyber mercenaries on purpose.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

And to think I used to keep my bitcoin hoard with them.

blaxabbath

Just got back in the gym yesterday and my legs are ULTRA tight today. Ended up driving 5+ hours today — I am not feeling good.

Brocky

Evening

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litre_cola

Hartford Whalers jerseys are phenomenal. These plucky Hurricanes are alright by me

Horatio Cornblower

They can either come back to Hartford and wear those uniforms or they can die in a fire fueled by a thousand suns.

The choice is theirs.

/makes menacing growling sounds while firing up Magic Sun machine

Gratliff

Few things amuse me as much as indy wrestling ads
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Horatio Cornblower

CTE for less than minimum wage? Where do I sign u…Oh, Bootleg Theater in LA. Got it!

Gratliff

Just an all-timer of a name for a half-assed indie venue

blaxabbath

I just saw a commercial for one united bank.

#bankblack

rockingdog
rockingdog

found a funny:
We are here to mourn the loss of a husband, a father, and Dairy Queen’s employee of the month for 73 consecutive months. He asked to have his ashes spread here, at the drive thru window where he spent his life.

*flips urn over but nothing comes out*

theeWeeBabySeamus

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theeWeeBabySeamus

LOL at hot hot liquid lumps.

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

The next big date is Monday, February 11…

Rob must be looking at those misprinted calendars again.
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rockingdog
rockingdog

Ummmm …anyone catch AJAX upset of Real Madrid?
That was a banacakes, big deal upset, right????

ballsofsteelandfury

Oh yeah! That was incredible!

litre_cola

The DFO footy crew collectively orgasmed.

Horatio Cornblower

I saw that come up on my phone alerts and was momentarily convinced that I needed a new phone because the old one had gone insane.

Don T

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Gratliff

Flyers playoff hopes at the “Rooting for the Kings and Devils to win on the same night” levels of ridiculous

litre_cola

Ice Bucs and Ice Bombers tonight. Should be some speedy ice footbaw.

blaxabbath

Trestman is back? Can’t imagine this signals good news for Jeffrey Epstein.

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

At least he’s not coaching in New York, or else Oliva wasn’t going to let Eli be alone on the playground for even a minute.

Gratliff

Showing GIFs of the Hart Attack in solidarity with King Kong Bundy?