Your **checks notes** “This Isn’t A Bowl Game?” Saturday Evening Open Thread

Let's get right to it! Welcome, fellow Commentists, to the first NFL Saturday night of the season. And how is the NFL rewarding you for your patronage and fandom? The Cleveland Browns versus the Denver Broncos. Actually, in the previous decade, this game would have been such absolute dogshit most other networks would

Your “The Bill Always Comes Due” Tuesday Evening Open Thread

NFL News: I guess iron does sharpen iron: Frank Clark: 'Richard Sherman and his era is over'    It comes on the heels of Sherman - star of the 3-10 49ers - calling the current Seahawks defense "middle of the road". As Bobby Wagner put it, "You can make the position

Your “Check To See Who Poured Your Nog” Saturday Evening Open Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MFJ7ie_yGU Some of Montalbán's finest, non-Khan work. If people turn on "Fairytale of New York", https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9jbdgZidu8 then I ... oh goddammit! Tonight's sports: NHL: Leafs at Bruins - 7:00PM | CBC / Sportsnet (seriously, both? FUCK THE LEAFS!) Pens at Sens - 7:00PM | Sportsnet360 / City Predatros at Flames - 10:00PM | CBC

Your “I Hear Vinny Testaverde Ain’t Busy” Wednesday Evening Open Thread

NFL News: Well, let's look at the Green Bay rumour mill: Bruce Arians - not interested. A disappointment to those in rural Wisconsin looking forward to possible Arian supremacy. Josh McDaniels - flattered to be considered, but not interested. According to Robert Kraft, who's not going through that again. Jim

Your “Oh God, That’s Hilarious” Tuesday Evening Open Thread

NFL News: The headline really buries the lede: Jay Gruden: We didn't have many plays for Mark Sanchez Nowhere in the story does it point out that it was Jay Gruden who chose to have Mark Sanchez on his active roster. As noted by the master himself:  "Well, we had

Your “O Moon Of Alabama” Saturday Evening Open Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlQUXaz2EKo I'm in America this weekend - Everett Silvertips hockey Saturday night; the flexed earlier Niners-Seahawks Sunday afternoon. I have $200 cash to cover all bars. ENOUGH? Tonight's sports: NHL: Rangers at Habs - 7:00PM | Sportsnet Leafs at Wild - 7:00PM | CBC Jets at Devils - 7:00PM | Sportsnet360 /

Your “I Got Nothing” Wednesday Evening Open Thread

NFL News: The Bears have Mitch Trubisky listed as "questionable" for this Sunday. The working theory is that, given they are playing the Giants, they will let Chase Daniel play another week so the Truth Biscuit is ready for a run to the finish without anything nagging him going into

Your “Oh God, I’m Dying A Death” Tuesday Evening Open Thread

I think I have the flu. Let's run down the checklist: Public school teacher in a vaccine-challenged city Attended niece's 8th birthday on Saturday eight other sniffling kids in attendance Raining & cold Back pain The feeling I'm being punched in the throat Yep - check's out. Taking a sick day

Your “Rivalry Weekend Continues Apace” Saturday Evening Open Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyOXW7UQV00 They were a lot more badass before Axl evolved into Kathleen Turner. Tomorrow's matchups: CBS EARLY █ Anchorage █ Fairbanks █ Honolulu █     New England @ NY Jets - Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts █     Cleveland @ Cincinnati - Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon █     Jacksonville @ Buffalo - Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta █     Oakland @ Baltimore - Andrew Catalon,

Your “Oh Look – You’ve Broken Him” Wednesday Evening Open Thread

NFL News: Not a lot worth mentioning today, what with Thanksgiving tomorrow & most NFL offices taking today off because they have to work Friday. No Truth Biscuit on Thursday versus the Lions. Trubisky was downgraded from "questionable" to "doubtful" for Thursday's game on Wednesday morning. The short week is partly

Your “Why Can’t It Be Like That Every Night?” Tuesday Evening Open Thread

NFL Notes: The Chiefs-Rams game was ESPN's highest-rated game in four years.  Last night's game could singlehandedly turn around the NFL's Nielsen numbers...until the next arcane roughing the QB flag, or Jets game. Of all the ridiculous stats to come out of the game, Kareem Hunt became the first player