Raging Lesser Semi #2 Open Thread (Croatia v. England)

Yes, I am re-using pictures that I deem good luck for certain "most favoured nation" sides.  Wanna fight about it? Croatia (+250) v. England (+130; draw +205) (14:00 EST, Fox) As usual throughout their charmed tourney lives, the Cuck Liouns are favoured, despite not really being one of even the five or

Raging Lesser Semi #1 Open Thread (Belgium v. France)

Or, as Our Lord put it, the French v. the Pretend French.  Anyway, these are some sexy as fuck footballing sides, I shall say that much.  I expect the winner here to hoist the trophy at the end, so bet heavily on the Murder Checkerboards/Cuck Liouns winner. Belgium (+200) v. France

Completing the Lesser Final Four – Sabado Open Thread

Yes, we got our dream Waffles/Les Frogs matchup.  And the peoples rejoiced.  Now, it is time for the back-alley abortion side of the bracket.  Join us, won't you?  It still beats goddamned baseball. England (-115) v. Sweden (+385; draw +220) (10:00 EST, Fox) Merry ole England has Evertonian Keeper Jordan Pickford to

Elite Eight Waffles Open Thread (and Some Other Minor Contest)

Yes, the Elite Eight is upon us, and only mighty Belgium is keeping me interested whatsoever (ok, maybe Les Frogs a little).  Coca Bros. pulling me back in to fuck it up at the death was just too much, man.  RIP, Sarah Lynn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GM_tEOkosM France (-105) v. Uruguay (+350; draw +215) (10:00

Mama Said KNOCK YOU OUT! v3 Open Thread

Welcome to 2 July.  We have Les Frogs, Ur Guays, Murder Checkerboards (Croatia), and the freakin' Rooskies through to the Elite Eight.  Nice job, Spain.  Maybe be a little less dramatico the day before you leave for el torneo, eh?  Technically, nobody won yesterday, as both matches ended in a draw.  Someone

Russia 2018 World Cup Open Thread – Thursday 28 June

Alas, today we close out Group play.  ONE WHOLE FUCKING DAY OFF after this (I originally thought two), which I simply cannot abide.  Fuck your rest and recovery time. Group H - Senegal (+345) v. Colombia (-120; draw +255) (10:00 EST, Fox) Be wary of these #HailGAMBLOR numbers, FOAR Senegal still need

2018 World Cup Sabado 23 June Open Thread

Here is some half-arsed analysis from a half-arsed Hippo who is no longer watching Torneo Del Diablo.  My cohorts will do better.  Me did find nice picture FOAR teh peoples. Group G - Belgium (-300) v. Tunisia (+850; draw +400) (8:00 EST, Fox) Tunisia are liquid shit, but they still almost got

Russia 2018–World Cup Day 5: Navigating Monday

Dodging work on Monday is especially difícil.  FFS, I actually have a conference call scheduled for this afternoon.  I for reals have to talk to other carbon-based life forms on the fucking phone, during the World Cup.  SIGH.  First World problemos.  Anyway, above is Tunisian Kenza Fourati, because reasons ok! Group F -

World Cup 2018 Team Preview – Belgium

Ah, the misty water colour memmmmmories....Belgium gives Hippo all the feels.  Big Rom and Roberto Martinez, together again?  It's the last really hopeful period in Everton Lesser Footy history (before Martinez' fatal flaw at the EPL level - defensive indifference - kicked in, along with many, many defeats in the dying