Your “Happy Hallmark Holiday, Honey” Thursday Evening Open Thread

Being allergic to cocoa, I consider Valentine's Day to be nothing more than a plot by BIG CHOCOLATE to try & kill me. NFL News: Denver's veterans seem on board with Joe Flacco coming to town. According to one report, Flacco is a cheaper option than Nick Foles, because Flacco is

Your “Okay – Time For The Good Stuff” Tuesday Evening Open Thread

The very good boy in the banner pic is GCHS CH VON ENGELS DESIGNATED DRIVER FROM INDIAN HILL, the 2019 Westminster Kennel Club Best of Breed winner in the Bernese Mountain dog category. I don't know if that sobriquet is true - most DD dogs are jerks. NFL News: The Texans have cut

Your “Calling All Bitches & Sires” Monday Evening Open Thread

NFL News: Mike Florio is already sounding the death knell for the AAF. Likely because he's a dick. He claims it needs stars to survive, because low attendance in some markets means that the league needs to make exceptions in order to put butts in seats. The rumours are that

Your “Yay – League Bureaucracy Will Keep Me Engaged” Thursday Evening Open Thread

NFL News: The NFL has published its list of all 338 Combine invitees. The Combine starts February 26th in Indianapolis, once they sweep the place for any remaining Irsay-strength "medicine". The Chiefs are trying to keep Patrick Mahomes from Jeff Kent-ing himself and have prohibited him from playing offseason basketball.

The Bleergh Report – Regular season roundup

ALL HAIL BLEERGH. In tribute to Bleergh, here's the regular season's best and worst penalties. There were 45,144 total plays this year.  Of those plays 3,868 times a flag was throw, and of those, 3,436 penalties were accepted. Here are the best (in the eyes of Bleergh) single penalties of the season.  These

Your “Nobody Likes A Quitter, But Failing Too Often Is Worse” Wednesday Evening Open Thread

NFL News: In the wake of losing the Defensive Coordinator to becoming head coach in Miami, the Patriots have decided to turn their defense into Schiano men! It helps that Greg Schiano coached Bill Belichick's son at Rutgers, along with (probably more importantly) current Patriots defensive backs Devin McCourty, Jason McCourty

Your “What’s Worse – A Pattern or a Trend?” Tuesday Evening Open Thread

NFL News: Following up on a balls comment from last night's Open Thread, the Super Bowl viewership rating was a 41.1, or an average of 98.2 million viewers. The lowest viewership rating since 2003, Super Bowl XXXVII - Raiders vs. Bucs. Market share varied across the country: Boston had a

Your “When Does AAFL Season Start?” Monday Evening Open Thread

So, there is no news today, as the league basks in the warming glow of the positive vibes from yesterday's thrilling matchup. Let's take a look at some highlights: Fuck all y'all, Rams. You let the continent down. Oh, and do the fine folks in New Orleans - who believe that they

Your “Can You Smell It? That’s Fear.” Thursday Evening Open Thread

  NFL Nuggets: Well this is interesting: A congressman that represents New Orleans Second District, Cedric Richmond, wants Roger Goodell to appear before the House's Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee. The fun part, as Florio points out, is that this subcommittee could have the power to influence the nature of gambling affiliations the

The Bleergh Report – Conference weekend

ALL HAIL BLEERGH. In tribute to Bleergh, here's the Conference weekend best and worst penalties. Here's a random breakdown of this weeks penalties.  I'm not going to even try to find the tape for these, nor am I making any judgement call on the individual penalties*.  I'm sure that there are

Your “Pre-Super Bowl Week Is A Dead Zone” Wednesday Evening Open Thread

NFL Nuggets: Actual good news: Fitty's coming back for a 16th season.  He signed a one-year deal with the Cardinals. He is second all-time in receiving yards (behind Jerry Rice) and receptions (behind Tony Gonzalez). He's only 23 receptions behind Tony G, but 6,000 yards behind #80. Two days in