Instant Hippo Thoughts – Week 14, 2017

Week 14 had snow angels.  Huzzah. Without question, Humps at Bills was the Match of the Day, just for the optics.  It was beautiful anarchy.  Jacoby Brissett led a late, 50-play scoring drive and looked to have won the game 8-7, but OPI forced them to try an NFL first for

TGISF… AKA Your “Wang Chung Tonight” Sexy Friday Open Thread

Short week this week for a few reasons.  So I'm dipping into the "Pool of Princesses" for TGISF this week to make things easy on myself.  Low hanging fruit, yada yada yada. And while I don't have the energy or the creativity to try to be coy with the identity of

DFO-CON Vegas II – We’re All Still Alive

As most of you are aware, and are probably tired of hearing about by now I'm sure, some of us here at DFO got together this past weekend in Las Vegas for fun and fellowship.  It was our 2nd consecutive year in Vegas.  And though our numbers may have been

Instant Hippo Thoughts – Lucky Week 13, 2017

Hey, when you follow up a craptastic day of JV GAMBLOR with a beautiful 6-match unbeaten run (sullied only by a longshot moneyline bet on Los Gigantes, which didn't play out THAT crazy), you give the number its props. There's no luck in Buffalo, where the usual P*ts hammering also came

TGISF… AKA “Are Ya Feelin’ Lucky, Punk?” Sexy Friday Open Thread

Note:  While I wasn't paying attention, BallsofSteel once again invaded my personal space.  At least this time I didn't need antibiotics afterwards. But I digress... In all seriousness, I've got a busy week, including packing for and going to Vegas.  Balls has been kind enough to "volunteer" to contribute his vast and

NFL Assistant Coaches: Pictorial Omnibus, Part Seven

In our continuing series portraying the vagaries of life as an NFL assistant coach, I am honored to present our latest installation of photographs that will hopefully open up a new perspective on this demanding and captivating profession.                           We sincerely hope you have enjoyed our presentation, and please look for our

Instant Hippo Thoughts – Week 12, 2007

I hope everyone enjoyed the wonder that is football, the perfect escape from the foul clutches of family.  On to the most Monday of Mondays. Shit, those late fixtures were pretty good, eh?  RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAM IT!!, urged on by a screaming, packed house was able to turn back the Saints, 26-20.  Aided

Instant Hippo Thoughts – Week 11

This week was indeed a Thing that Happened. First off, let's congratulate Buffalo Bills first-year coach Sean McDermott, who benched Tyrod Taylor (perfectly decent QB of a 5-4 side) for J. Peterman.  You know, the catalog guy from Seinfeld's later years.  I guess he wanted to see what he had, and

Instant Hippo Thoughts – Week 10, 2017

CJ Cregg broke the glass ceiling this week!  Plus other things!!  Read on... From the very first hour, there was intrigue.  One saw #ThePauls race out to a 10-point lead, lose it, then go back up 7 in the 2nd half.  Alas and anon, Detroit put baby in the corner at

Instant Hippo Thoughts – Week 9, 2017

This was a week for FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!! apparently, as we had fisticuffs of various intensity break out in three matches.  Guess the time change has everyone a bit grumpy, even if fall is the one we like. We lead off with our intrepid RRRRRRRRRRRRRAM IT!! pals, who came out of the

Boots on the Ground: Valhalla

On Saturday 10-21-17 through Tuesday 10-24-17, I fulfilled a major goal and visited Minneapolis to see a Vikings game and to just as importantly see the new US Bank Stadium. Holy fucking shit kids. This stadium is incredible. Some of the reasons for choosing this weekend was; it was right around my