That's right, kids- Uncle Scotchy is...indisposed for the evening. Some people just can't hold their chloroform. WHICH MEANS that Ol' Reverend Mayhem is driving the train tonight, and he's all hopped up on the Halloween candy Dr. Mrs. Mayhem bought and tried to stash away. CAN'T HIDE THE REESE'S FROM ME,

Your “Obvious Point Is Obvious” Wednesday Evening Open Thread

Before I begin - a big shoutout to Horatio for helping work up ESPN blowhard Darren Rovell on the Twitter. That's good enmity. NFL News: Jon Gruden has opinions about the injustice of Vontaze Burfict's season-ending suspension: "I'm not happy about it -- at all. I don't want to say anything else,

Your “Looking Elsewhere For Inspiration” Wednesday Evening Open Thread

NFL Nuggets: The Seahawks traded Nick Vannett to the Steelers for a fifth-round pick in 2020. The Steelers were down a tight end after Vance McDonald hurt himself against the Niners. The trade gives the Seahawks an expected 10 picks in the 2020 draft. The Seahawks then signed Raiders castoff

Huh…..: Your San Francisco 49ers Bye Week Update

DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES!??!?!? YES!!!! Friends, I have preached before at interminable length about how we live in  The New Time of Wonders. Now BLEERGH!, Shan'khlor and the other Elderly Gods have seen fit to show us another Sign and Portent. Yes, it is Week 4, and Jimmy Garoppolo's bones and tendons

Your “Taking Stock Of Things” Tuesday Evening Open Thread

NFL News: Injury reports! Cam Newton is dealing with a Lisfranc injury, and will miss at least this Sunday for sure. If second-year backup Kyle Allen can get them past the Texans, then they have the Jaguars and Buccaneers on deck before a Week 7 bye. Allen did go 19-of-26 for 261

Your “Gonna Avoid Puns Today” Wednesday Evening Open Thread

NFL News: Tyreek Hill - he of the spousal & child abuse allegations - will be out for 4-6 weeks due to a broken collarbone. They didn't put him on IR because that's a mandatory eight weeks, and they are hoping he gets back sooner than that. Not as lucky

Your “More Like ‘Sneakers At The Beer Garden'” Tuesday Evening Open Thread

Banner photo by Daniel Berman/ NFL Nuggets: First game of the season, and the first officiating error against the Saints. As most of you watched, prior to the half the refs pulled an accounting error in calculating when to do the 10-second runoff, forcing the Saints to hurry their field goal

WTF with…

So, like many of you, I'm sitting here watching TV and I see things that make me say WHAT THE.... (please note they don't let me swear in the first 40 words). Anywhoo, I figured I'd start a new occasional series of posts having to do with the weird things in

Your Thursday Evening, “Wait – Who’s That Guy?!” Final Preseason Games Open Thread

Hi everyone, It's your old pal Beerguy, filling in for Scotchy tonight. He'd love to be here with you, but he's having to take care of some relatives that came into town unexpectedly. So, I'll dispense with my usual news/notes/nuggets format and instead get right into some quick, pithy analysis of tonight's

No One’s Chargers 2019 Preview: Top Bolt

INTERIOR - CHARGERS WAR ROOM, MIRA MAR, CA - MIDDAY MAJ. TOM TELESCO: [Walking in] Good morning Tony. COMM. ANTHONY LYNN: Morning Tom. RADIO: Ghost Audience, we have an unknown aircraft entering our airspace. Vector 405 for bogey. TELESCO: Who's up there? LYNN: Rivers, Gordon, Bosa and Allen. EXTERIOR - THE SKIES ABOVE SAN DIEGO COUNTY CAPT. RIVERS: YOU BETTER ASK SOMEBODDDDDYYYYYY

Your “Maybe He’ll Wear The White Suit” Wednesday Evening Open Thread

NFL Notes: I hope his partner isn't from Atlanta: Ray Lewis is going to be on "Dancing With The Stars".   Having braved the DWTS online store, I can assure viewers that while there is a selection of branded housewares available, no knife collections were available. From Disney subsidiary ESPN comes

Your “Nice Lid, Sid” Tuesday Evening Open Thread

NFL Nuggets: kind of quiet today As expected, Antonio Brown has filed a second grievance with the NFL over his helmet. He is claiming he should get the same one-year grace period as Tom Brady, and that he was arbitrarily denied. Brady's grace period was last year, and he now