Your “Different From Every Other Sport” Sunday Evening Open Thread

When I was a kid, my parents let me get comedy records from the public library. For a suburban Canadian public library in the 1970s, you had the usual standard fare: Allan Sherman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jjiWS__Mp0 Bill Cosby https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5jKKN5v6yA Bob Newhart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y9xnj0zj3A Peter Sellers / The Goon Show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuVFFNvyUT8 and, because Canada, Wayne & Shuster. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ow5MqFywqSI As you can see,

Your “It’s Not Free Money” Saturday Evening Open Thread

I moved my music & comedy ramblings to Sunday night, so I could bring this up. Before it becomes old news, rumours are Kaep settled for between $60-80 million, ostensibly for restraint or loss of trade. https://twitter.com/businessinsider/status/1096504331938000897 On the direct "insider" front from Friday night, there was nothing but company line from corporate

Your “Happy Hallmark Holiday, Honey” Thursday Evening Open Thread

Being allergic to cocoa, I consider Valentine's Day to be nothing more than a plot by BIG CHOCOLATE to try & kill me. NFL News: Denver's veterans seem on board with Joe Flacco coming to town. According to one report, Flacco is a cheaper option than Nick Foles, because Flacco is

Your “Okay – Time For The Good Stuff” Tuesday Evening Open Thread

The very good boy in the banner pic is GCHS CH VON ENGELS DESIGNATED DRIVER FROM INDIAN HILL, the 2019 Westminster Kennel Club Best of Breed winner in the Bernese Mountain dog category. I don't know if that sobriquet is true - most DD dogs are jerks. NFL News: The Texans have cut

Your “Calling All Bitches & Sires” Monday Evening Open Thread

NFL News: Mike Florio is already sounding the death knell for the AAF. Likely because he's a dick. He claims it needs stars to survive, because low attendance in some markets means that the league needs to make exceptions in order to put butts in seats. The rumours are that

Your “Anything But The Grammys” Sunday Evening Open Thread

"OH BOY THE GRAMMYS!" said no one, ever. The disappointment of the Grammys brings to my mind the summer of 2017. Now, WineWife LOVES Adele. Has all the albums; bought the CDs first day. I'm not a total idiot, so when they announce Adele is going to be performing at Wembley Stadium for

Your AAFL League Opener & Saturday Evening Open Thread

I interrupt my projected Saturday evening musical & comedy interlude to give you this exciting news: The Alliance of American Football starts tonight! I know I know. However, it is live football in February and, since the first week is actually on broadcast television, I figured we should give it a try. Here's their

Your “Yay – League Bureaucracy Will Keep Me Engaged” Thursday Evening Open Thread

NFL News: The NFL has published its list of all 338 Combine invitees. The Combine starts February 26th in Indianapolis, once they sweep the place for any remaining Irsay-strength "medicine". The Chiefs are trying to keep Patrick Mahomes from Jeff Kent-ing himself and have prohibited him from playing offseason basketball.

Your “Nobody Likes A Quitter, But Failing Too Often Is Worse” Wednesday Evening Open Thread

NFL News: In the wake of losing the Defensive Coordinator to becoming head coach in Miami, the Patriots have decided to turn their defense into Schiano men! It helps that Greg Schiano coached Bill Belichick's son at Rutgers, along with (probably more importantly) current Patriots defensive backs Devin McCourty, Jason McCourty

Your “What’s Worse – A Pattern or a Trend?” Tuesday Evening Open Thread

NFL News: Following up on a balls comment from last night's Open Thread, the Super Bowl viewership rating was a 41.1, or an average of 98.2 million viewers. The lowest viewership rating since 2003, Super Bowl XXXVII - Raiders vs. Bucs. Market share varied across the country: Boston had a

Your “When Does AAFL Season Start?” Monday Evening Open Thread

So, there is no news today, as the league basks in the warming glow of the positive vibes from yesterday's thrilling matchup. Let's take a look at some highlights: Fuck all y'all, Rams. You let the continent down. Oh, and do the fine folks in New Orleans - who believe that they