An Appreciation of Violence – 16 November 2019 Morning/JV NFL Open Thread

King Hippo

King Hippo

Reclusive, vulgar Broncos fan.Also a proud fookin’ Evertonian.Likely dropped on my head repeatedly as a small child.[Insert George Carlin quote followed by thoughtful nod.]
King Hippo

Yes, Thursday night was universal “shit on #ThePauls” night.  It’s being noted, but only in passing, that Mason Rudolph tried repeatedly to corkscrew Myles Garrett’s helmet off FIRST.  What followed demonstrated the unwise nature of “poking the bear” – but only Garrett and uber-coward Pouncey get the suspensions.  Dopey-ass Mason had the nerve to throw around how “bush league” Garrett was, and took no personal responsibility whatsoever.  You know, the womp on the noggin was still worthy of a “rest of season” suspension for Garrett.  But this asshole is being treated as a downy innocent, and I don’t like it.

Anyway, I was super excited to wake up this morning and hear (as I feel asleep at the half) that a super fun fight awaited me on YouTube.  Who doesn’t like a good sportsball brawl?  And yeah, I avidly follow an inherently violent sport.  I can live with that.  Lord knows I don’t imagine myself to be a good person.

What I wish the NFL and JV NFL would do is NOT give me more lawyer/ref-ball.  Take out the blatantly dirty stuff – and that’s IT.  Plus take a fraction of your precious giant pile of moneys and take care of these gladiators long-term.  Don’t just pat yourselves on the back violence shaming #ThePauls, nor make it so that front seven defenders are wrecking THEIR bodies trying to go through elaborate gymnastics trying not to fall on the QB with any of their body weight.  Be rather than seem.  That’s the North Cakalaky (esse quam videri) in me coming out.

Grimes, aka Claire Boucher, has always done some really cool artsy things with swordplay (PHRASING) in her videos spoofing the darker side of male culture.  And she’s just fucking great.

Let’s keep violence where it belongs – on the footy pitch.  And let the players have more of a say in how they protect themselves and their teammates.  It’s them who put their bodies on the line for our gruesome enjoyment.  Paternalism is some bullshit.

Also, international breaks suck all the ass.  Hope y’all remember to sleep in.

Alabama (-18.5) at Mississippi State (Noon, ESPN)

This line…seems a bit tame, don’t ya think?  Somebody has to die for last week’s home loss to LSU.  And Cowbells ain’t worth a fuck this season.

Indiana (+14.5) at Paedo State (Noon, ABC)

I just wanted to say sommet nice about Hoosiers footy, for Brocky.  7-2 is no small beer in Bloomington, maybe they kick the Paedos whilst they are down?  Probably not.

Michigan State (+13.5) at Michigan (Noon, Fox)

Don’t particularly care about this iteration, but NEVAR FORGET:

Navy (+7) at Notre Dame (2:30, NBC)

Holy shitsnacks, what a feeble line.  Middies’ 7-1 record beats Irish’s 7-2.  They also kill WAY fewer kids than Brian Kelly, ppl forget that!

Wake Forest (+34.5) at Clemson (3:30, ABC)

This is like, WAY too many sportsball points.  Wake kicked the shit out of my Wolven Sort every bit as badly as Son de Clem did.  I know, I know, transitive property don’t apply.  But STILL.

Georgia (-3) at Auburn (3:30, CBS)

Ah, finally.  A real game.  Knew they was one hiding around here someplace.  War Damn Eagle likes it some wrecking of UGA seasons, especially On the Plains.

Texas (+7) at Iowa State (3:30, FS1)

Dunno how they untangle the jumbled mess of who plays Boomer Sooner in the title game (assuming BayBay loses out), but I could see how this matchup would be of import.  Also, I like Cornpone State, and despise Steerfuckers South.  Easy narratives help me stay awake in the afternoon nap zone.

Minnesota (+3) at Iowa (4:00, Fox)

I appreciate how Fox staggers start times a bit.  Keeps the action uninterrupted.  Also, Vegas and I both see an inevitable letdown fixture for Row the Boat.  Thanks for beating the Paedos, though.  Y’all is good people.

LSU (-21) at Ole Miss (7:00, ESPN)

Remember when Johnny Reb and Jim Kelly’s idiot nephew kept fucking up Alabama’s perfect seasons?  Ed Orgeron don’t want to hear about it.  Surprised this line is bigger than Angry Bama’s, though.  Momentum shifts.

Oklahoma (-10) at Baylor (7:30, ABC)

Yeah, this is where the fun ends for the Consent Abstinent.  Everyone back on the Schooner.

UCLA (+21.5) at Utah (8:00, Fox)

Oh yeah, Team Secular Big Love is who I want to see sneak into the playoffs.  They won’t win, but they sure play some good defense.  I mean, they will win TONIGHT – just not in Dec/Jan.

USC (-4.5) at California (11:00, FS1)

Holy cats, this be late even for the Tweaker Community!  But we must go on highlighting them.  Because we CARE.

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Reclusive, vulgar Broncos fan. Also a proud fookin' Evertonian. Likely dropped on my head repeatedly as a small child. [Insert George Carlin quote followed by thoughtful nod.]
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So I was thinking about that foxy young State Department employee Mina Chang and her run-in with the resume police, and while these next few weeks will be pretty tough for her, it’s better that this got discovered by journalists and not someone with the morals of, say, Corey Lewandowski. Could you imagine what someone like that would do if they had that kind of power over her? I should write it into a Law and Order script.

ballsofsteelandfury

Pornhub did it is the new Simpsons did it.

herodotus450
herodotus450

My next presentation to the DFO sharktank is going to be a new sunglasses company, that specializes in pince nez type sunglasses for football coaches who have to wear big over the ear headsets. The market could be in the hundreds!

herodotus450
herodotus450

I haven’t seen the Irish destroy a Navy like this since… well, never.

herodotus450
herodotus450

Is it more suspicious to throw out my old, rolled up carpet late at night or early in the morning?

ballsofsteelandfury

Where is Scotchy when you need him?!?

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

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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ballsofsteelandfury

Holy shit I remember those! They were awesome!

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

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Gratliff

The very stupid thing the NFL is trying to pull is about to get much, much stupider
https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1195821238763036674

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

“This work-put was stage. by NFL lawyers [zzzzzt]….[unintelligible]….. [different voice] …..NFL Officials.

blaxabbath

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“An hour away?! Maybe if you drive SOBER!”

Buddy Cole's Halftime Show!
Buddy Cole's Halftime Show!

You have 4th and 4 at your opponent’s 47 and their offense has cut through you like butter.

Why not punt it, Rutgers?

Gatoraids
Gatoraids

Rutgers: fuck you think we are not out there to win

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

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Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Hip fracture. RIP Tua.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

I’ve seen Twitter reports that Tua was “screaming in pain” when he was lifted from the cart, so much that doctors threatened to withhold treatment unless he shut the hell up.

Redshirt

Also, they say its similar to Bo Jackson’s injury. Which somehow elevates Bo even further.

Tua: Screaming in pain.
Bo: “Huh. That’s not good.”

Gatoraids
Gatoraids

Nick Saban says he is sure there are still teams in the XFL that will tank for Tua so its not so bad

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

Same thing happened to his gramma. Terrible.

herodotus450
herodotus450

Rutgers on pace for 349 interceptions

Buddy Cole's Halftime Show!
Buddy Cole's Halftime Show!

The nice thing about Rutgers games is they turn into such a blowout so quickly, you can Uber to a restaurant to sober up by halftime.

Horatio Cornblower

But why would you want to?

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

Uber to the bar then.

Redshirt

In the quarterback’s defense, both team’s jerseys have both red and white on them. I can see the confusion.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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ballsofsteelandfury

I love the fact that the Riverdale porn parody is called “Beaverdale”.

scotchnaut

“Black sportsball-talking people can’t wear glasses anymore because it makes them look smart.”

-The latest Executive Order from the White House

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Buddy Cole's Halftime Show!

Excuse me, that’s pundits of color to you sir

Redshirt

How again did Rutgers get into the Big Ten Conference?

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Buddy Cole's Halftime Show!

MUH MUH NEW YORK CITY TV MARKET

Even though no one gives a fuck about college sports in the tri-State area and there’s enough big ten alumni in the area that it’s pointless.

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Buddy Cole's Halftime Show!

All right OSU favored by 52, with an O/U of 61.

Buddy Cole's Halftime Show!
Buddy Cole's Halftime Show!

in the NAVY. you can join your fellow man
In the NAVY, national TV game’s down the can

INNN THE NAVY

scotchnaut

“In the Navy, you can lose your right arm,

In the Navy, you’ll come to great harm.

In the Navy, in the Navy.”

-Horatio Nelson, Battle of Trafalgar