Your NLCS Game 3 Open Thread

/gets called into DFO backroom/dungeon Balls: WHAT? Mysterious Hooded Figure holding a beer: Dude,  WTF? Balls: WYTAW? Mysterious Hooded Figure holding a blunt: What day is it today,  asshole? Balls: Uh, Friday? MHFH a beer: Seriously? Balls: Wednesday? MHFH a blunt: FFS, it's Monday!! As in MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL!?!? Balls: You guys know I don't like the NFL, right? MHFH

Leaves Of Grass: The Ballad of Le’Veon Bell – On His Return

The expected return of Le'Veon Bell this week is a testament to the nature of the modern game, and the lengths to which players have to go to ensure their post-playing days financial & physical viability. Returning during a scheduled bye not only guarantees him no contact for another week,

Your “Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You” Friday Evening Open Thread

I've been away for a coupla weeks.  Yet I still really don't know what to talk about this week. I'm writing this early because there's another hurricane 'gon roll up this way. And I fully expect to lose electricity, internet and phone.  Again.  The last of which might be a blessing, actually. I

Your “It’s An Image, Not A Homage” Wednesday Evening Open Thread

NFL News: It's still a few weeks to the October 30th deadline, but who cares about facts? Trade rumours! Shady to the Eagles. Cardinals LB Deone Bucannon to the Eagles. A bitter former employee is accusing Shad Khan of trying to have London, and specifically Wembley, be the permanent Jaguars home

Mahomes Needs a Nickname

I hate the Chiefs.  I hate them so much that when I'm feeling blue I literally pull up videos of their humiliating playoff collapses against the Colts and Titans in order to make myself feel better. So I think it really says something that I don't feel any particular animosity towards

Your “The Second Best Pot I’ve Ever Owned” Monday Midday Open Thread

Since many of us have a holiday today, I was sort of bored.  So I decided to cook some good stuff. This is my Instant Pot™.... There are many like it, but this one is mine. I've used the hell outta this thing since I got it a coupla weeks ago.  Maryland Crab

Your Pride of Texas SNF Open Thread

Back when I was a wee lil Balls, one of the first songs I learned in English was this one: The second was probably this one: Even though I was a wee lil Steelers fan back then,  I really liked the Houston Oilers and Earl Campbell and Dan Pastorini. Those were some

Your “Giant Nuts on the Table” Friday Evening Open Thread

Evening, lizard people. I'm hijacking the Friday evening open thread tonight because tonight's gonna be a fun night of sports. Well, for me. Well, if I didn't have dress rehearsal for a concert tomorrow night. (It's 27 minutes. And 25 of those minutes you're waiting for a cadence. Also we will

Your “WOO! – Hockey’s Back!” Wednesday Evening Open Thread

Excuse me while I play the Canadian national anthem. NFL News: Dez Bryant has come to the realization that no one loves him, so he might as well go home. Leonard Fournette will not play for the Jags against the Chiefs. His hamstring is still tenuous. The League office finally got