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

2018 World Cup Second Friday Open Thread

We are roughly halfway through the Group Stage with three more games on tap.  Let's get right to it! 5:00 AM Pacific Brasil v Costa Rica Balls: Neither team looked particularly good in their last game. There are rumours that Neymar is hurt. My sources tell me he merely has sand in his vagina. Costa

2018 World Cup Thursday Open Thread

I for one have loved this ridiculous tournament so far. I always go through a bit of withdrawal after the second round of games as we only get 2 start times next week with four games. Seriously, quit trying to have sportsmanship FIFA you are as crooked as a dog's

2018 World Cup Wednesday Open Thread

Into the next set of games! We have now seen everyone at least once and so conclusions can be drawn: Nobody knows anything. Sí se pudo. No one team looks unbeatable. This, to me, makes this a very exciting tournament.  Wakezilla compared it to 2002 and that's a great point.  That

2018 World Cup Tuesday Open Thread

What a tourney it's been so far, huh?  Today we wrap up the first games for every team left and start with the second game for the hosts. This includes the first game for DFO Darlings Colombia. We've already had a few upsets including Mexico's victory over Germany and Brazil's tie with

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 -

Russia 2018–World Cup Day 3: Father’s Day Edition

Feliz Dia del Padre everyone! Unlike in North America where Father’s Day is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of June, most Latin American countries celebrate Father’s Day on June 17th. Yes, no matter what day it is, as long as it is the 17th of June, it’s Father’s Day. Short story: Long

WTF Time Is It World Cup Open Thread

It is 2:30 AM Pacific as this post goes up. Yes,  I'm awake.  Hawthorn and Adelaide are about to have the First Bounce and in about 30 minutes,  France will face Australia in their World Cup debuts. There will be three more games back to back to back. Also this: What can we

THE WORLD CUP IS STARTING!!!! Open Thread

This is the moment we have all been waiting for! Shut up, tWBS! The wait is finally over and the real non-friendly games begin.  We are starting at the ripe time of 4 AM Pacific because the Opening Ceremony to the 2018 World Cup begins at 6:00 AM Pacific and we need

Your Wednesday Champions League Semifinal Vuelta Open Thread

Roma - Liverpool (2-5) Balls: Those two goals are what make this match intriguing.  In the previous round against Barcelona,  Roma lost the first game away 1-4 and everyone had written them off. Then,  the return leg in Rome happened and they got the 3-0 result they needed.  The away goal scored

Tuesday Champions League Semifinal Vuelta Open Thread

Real Madrid - Bayern Munich (2-1) Balls: After last week's road win, Real are sitting pretty with the tips of their penises firmly wedged in the butthole of the Champions League Final. HOWEVAH, Bayern will have something to say about that. Last year,  these two teams met and Real also won 1-2

Your Saturday Morning Futbol Open Thread, Now with Moar EPL!

It seems every other time I've written these, I purposely exclude the EPL or talking about EPL teams.  Some people have said that I am biased against the EPL.  Those people are correct.  Let's take a look at the matchups, one by one, and see why I'm so biased. All