Conference Title Saturday (and Lesser Matters) Open Thread

Welcome to the last full, meaningful Saturday of wall-to-wall footy.  Cherish it, as September is a long-assed time away. That was theme-free Kurt Vile.  You will RESPECT him. Everton finally ripped off the band-aid and gave Marco Silva the sack.  It is indeed very depressing to be in 18th position, entering a

Instant Hippo Thoughts – Week 13, 2019 Season

I like to stay away from the super deep thoughts.  Because deep down, comedian Doug Stanhope has it right - the key to life is to not give a shit: When you care, you get fucked over.  Especially in sportsball.  But we can't help it. Lucky #13 held true for some of

Drop That Bass Line Lesser Footy and JV NFL Open Thread

In honour of the Iron Bowl (MOAR below), check out this amazing new tune by the Cats who gave you 2018's Hippo Song of the Year ("Tinseltown Swimming in Blood"): Isn't that righteous?  I haven't heard awesome bass like that since Peter Hook (Joy Division and New Order).  It sure sticks

Instant Hippo Thoughts – Week 12, 2019 Season

Welcome to "Cold November Rain" recapping.  The quality of the FITBAW was weather appropriate. [Hippo-To-English subtitles provided by the Church of the Immaculate Deception, Rev. E. Mayhem presiding] Hearty congrats to Rev. Mayhem [Woo!] for winning [WOOOO!] the Derby against me (and Moose, make it snow, Mistborn, etc.). [Suck it, Samwise! WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!]

Uneventful November Days – Sabado Open Thread

Few things make me feel my age MOAR than counting the years between "Mellow Gold" (which every fuckhead, yours included, owned) and his recent career renaissance.  This is his latest earworm, which I like very much: And with waaaayyyyy too many JV NFL sides picking up on the SEC "play a

Instant Hippo Thoughts – Week 11, 2019 Season

Allow me a brief moment to React Reasonably, then we will speak no more of that Donks/Vikes abortion.  In my measured, humble opinion, the entire officiating crew are welcome to have sex with themselves, while their ded grandparents watch, after such time their genitalia shall turn green and fall off.  [The

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

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

Instant Hippo Thoughts – Week 10, 2019 Season

Oh me, oh my - some BANANACAKES stuff went down late, in several locales.  No Donks WOO! = no Hippo stress, just enjoyed the parade. I don't think too many folk would have been surprised by a 26-9 scoreline, but the "9" belonged to Breesus HOME against the Falcons?  I

Get Well Andre Gomes – 9 November 2019 Lesser Footy Open Thread

No doubt by now, you've heard a bit about the above-pictured handsome devil (sorry about the lack of Bama/Bayou Bengals cheerleaders, you'll live).  Enough to know NOT to Google the horrific injury he suffered, resulting from a snidey (but not malicious) Son Heung-min tackle. All the human emotion and forgiveness talk

Instant Hippo Thoughts – Week 9, 2019 Season

Welcome to Monday, ladies and (chuckle) gentlemen - it was a full MANDATORY 14 hours of glorious FITBAW!  But of course, some fixtures were more glorious than others. [EDITOR'S NOTE: Hippo is wise, but like the ancient Oracle at Delphi, he often speaks in a...cryptic...language that can require some interpretation. Thus, the