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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOFWHty4XFQ 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

Copa América 2020 Group Stage Draw Recap

The draw took place yesterday even though we already knew which groups most teams would be in. How does that happen, you say? Well, CONMEBOL decided to invite Australia and Qatar to this year's version of the Copa América. Yes, we just had one this year. We're having another one. This new

Euro 2020 Group Stage Draw Recap

The draw took place last Saturday even though not all teams have been determined. How does that happen, you say? Well, UEFA decided to introduce a new competition called the Nations' League to take place during the FIFA International Breaks so as to give more teams a chance at playing competitive games

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"): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mFTgJQtCPk Isn't that righteous?  I haven't heard awesome bass like that since Peter Hook (Joy Division and New Order).  It sure sticks

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AF_CJhpTzQ And with waaaayyyyy too many JV NFL sides picking up on the SEC "play a

Your Sexy Soccer Saturday Early Morning Open Thread

Due to Halloween happening on Thursday this week and our talented writers regaling you with their spooky tales, I did not do a Thirsty Thursday soccer preview post this week. As luck has it, though, King Hippo was unavailable to do this morning's soccer post, so here we are.

Thirsty Thursday Weekend Fútbol Preview and EPL Pool Update – EPL Round 10

We are back!  As you know, this is your weekly post to remind you to put the EPL tips in, tell you who is winning, and to give you the weekend's fútbol schedule so that you could plan your weekend activities accordingly.  I am also using it to keep you up

What’s In a Name? Edition – 19 Oct Lesser Footy/JV NFL Bonanza

This past Thursday, I had my "every 5 weeks" haircut, rescheduled to 1:30.  I arrived before my stylist was back from lunch (fuck you, what kind of Philistine DOESN'T use a stylist??), so I walked around the corner to get a libation (as I am back off solid food).  As

Thirsty Thursday Weekend Fútbol Preview and EPL Pool Update – EPL Round 9

We are back!  As you know, this is your weekly post to remind you to put the EPL tips in, tell you who is winning, and to give you the weekend's fútbol schedule so that you could plan your weekend activities accordingly.  I am also using it to keep you up

Thirsty Thursday Weekend Fútbol Preview and EPL Pool Update – International Break 2

We are back!  As you know, this is your weekly post to remind you to put the EPL tips in, tell you who is winning, and to give you the weekend's fútbol schedule so that you could plan your weekend activities accordingly.  I am also using it to keep you up

Thirsty Thursday Weekend Fútbol Preview and EPL Pool Update – EPL Round 8

We are back!  As you know, this is your weekly post to remind you to put the EPL tips in, tell you who is winning, and to give you the weekend's fútbol schedule so that you could plan your weekend activities accordingly.  I am also using it to keep you up