Hope Clicks Eternal – the New York Giants

So, it's the start of Week-3 in the N. F. L. The articles are already starting to come out of the journalismism factories and fans who aren't from Cleveland are already starting to realize they may have backed the wrong pony this year. There is a list of impressive candidates for analysis

Your 4th of July Evening Open Thread

Happy 4th of July everybody! I imagine that around this time most everybody has been properly lubricated and has consumed the proper ingestibles, overindulged on grilled proteins and have applied various intoxicating substances of choice to lighten the mood and to better prepare you for the evening fireworks display. That's good! It is

White Men Deserve a Break

Happy Fourth of July. During lunch at work, I came across Roland Merullo's "In Defense of The White Male", published in the Boston Globe yesterday. It's reproduced below in normal font, commentary on italics.   EVERYWHERE I TURN these days I encounter the term “white male,” almost always used in a pejorative

Your “TGISF Hostile Takeover: TGISS!!!” Sunday Evening Open Thread

I do hope we are all having a wonderful weekend.  Those of us in the States are, if we're lucky, in the middle of the rare four-day weekend due to the Independence Day holiday falling on a Tuesday.  So without further adieu (and before that pain in my ass, ballsofsteelandfury

TGISF…aka Your “Happy Birthday ‘Murrica” Sexy Friday Open Thread

Can't fool you guys, you're too smart.  Yep, it's Independence Day weekend.  Uncle Sam might not officially turn 241 until Tuesday, but we're celebrating the whole damned weekend. So find your beverage of choice, grab your flag (I said FLAG!!!!!!)....and let's do this. Sexy, Patriotic, Red, White and Blue Girls is the

A New Yorker’s Postmortem on This Election

Well, this election has come and gone and taken years off our life with its vitriol. Colbert was right, too much venom and it feels like we all ODed. By the last few weeks I just wanted it to be over and after I went and voted I sat in

Colin Kaepernick Makes A Tough Decision

2 WEEKS AGO - INTERIOR - COLIN KAEPERNICK'S BAY AREA HOME [COLIN KAEPERNICK is on the phone with his AGENT and is clearly very upset] KAEPERNICK: Absolutely not! I won't do it! AGENT: But Colin, if you don't, he'll cut you from the team. He's been trying to since day one! And you know how

And Now, Please Rise For Our National Anthem

Oh, say can you see, By the dawn's early light, What so proudly we hailed, At the twilight's last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars, Through the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched, Were so gallantly streaming. And the rocket's red glare, The bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night, That our flag was still there. Oh say

Euro Preview: “If It’s Scottish Football – Sadly, It’s Crap!”, by John Angus MacBurns

(*deep breath) LET'S JUSS GET THIS OUTTA TH' WAY NOW, Y' IGNORANT BASTARDS: WE DUNN'A ALL TALK LIKE THAT! YOO BLEEDIN' YANKS ALL THINK WE SOUND LIKE SHREK! HO HO HO; 'GET OUTTA ME SWAMP, DONKEY!' HO HO HO! WELL, I'VA GOTTA STEREOTYPE FOR YEE; NOW THAT WE'RE ALL FRIENDS HERE, HOW'S

Six Years? Six Damn Years.

I found [site redacted] back in 2007. I don't exactly recall the first time I found [site redacted], though I do recall the almost instantaneous connection I felt.  Though I didn't comment for well over a year, I lurked, and just laughed and laughed and laughed. I had heard about [site