Your AAFL League Opener & Saturday Evening Open Thread

I interrupt my projected Saturday evening musical & comedy interlude to give you this exciting news: The Alliance of American Football starts tonight! I know I know. However, it is live football in February and, since the first week is actually on broadcast television, I figured we should give it a try. Here's their

Your Lesser Footy AM open thread: How soccer helped end apartheid in South Africa

The featured image is of the Orlando Pirates and the Kaiser Chiefs, two bitter enemies in the South African Premier league who are playing this morning. The Soweto Derby is one of the most legendary and insanely violent matches in the world. There has been multiple times where these two

Friday Evening Open Thread

Due to extenuating circumstances ("Nailed the Vocab words!" - Blair W.), today's installment of Sexy Friday is being brought to you by the pervert that brought you AVN Week. Balls: Why thank you, TWBS, for such a gracious introduction! TWBS: I'm not here and you are writing this. Balls: Oh yeah.

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.

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 Saturday Evening “Why Do I Do This Every Year?” [DFO] Hate Week Open Thread

Site news: Please consider this a friendly reminder to any lurkers or casual observers of the site - if you want to participate in our largest live-blog of the year tomorrow, just click on the register link at the top of the page. I will try to drunkenly approve folks in

Saturday Morning Footy – Open Thread

Good morning commentists wherever you are in the frozen northern hemisphere! This Premier League season has been a roller coaster of emotions for me as my beloved London Jaguras have been absolutely terrible this campaign. They've allowed 53 goals in 24 games. I am not a mathlete but that is not

Your “Superb Owl Weekend” Friday Evening Open Thread

That banner image....  That is one Superb Owl, right?  RIGHT??????? Here, have another... Hehehehe....that one always makes me laugh.  And I needed a good laugh right now. /sighs heavily I've had a disheartening and exhausting couple of days recently.  Some of you know why.  Better I don't talk about it publicly. So let's just get