Instant Hippo Thoughts – Week 6, 2017

Twas a wacky week, with lots of points, reversals of fortune, untimely deaths, and blown giant leads. Of course, the biggest news was the broken collarbone of Aaron Rodgers, ruining the Vikes/Packers matchup (as Brett Hundley made Case Keenum look like Fran Tarkenton).  As noted during the liveblog, I am on

Instant Hippo Thoughts – Week 5, 2017

Even for a sport that prides itself on unpredictability...that shit was weird, man.  I am reminded vividly that I truly know abso-fucking-lutely nothing. The New York Football Jets are in first place.  No, this is not a drill.  3-2 after a silly, turnover, derp-filled road win v. #ThePauls.  Give them credit for

TGISF… AKA “A Lot Can Happen In A Year” Sexy Friday Open Thread

It's an interesting week this week here in TGISF-land.  We've reached a bit of a milestone around here, I suppose. Even though Sexy Friday has been around...well, longer than I have actually...my iteration of it, TGISF, turns one year old this week.  How about that, huh? Now, now, none of that.  Sit

Instant Hippo Thoughts – Week 4, 2017

Well, that certainly was entropic, yes?  Let's recap. Cam Newton was ded.  Until he wasn't.  As seemingly, the P*ts D is the magic elixir that heals all.  While it looked like Dreamboat would inevitably complete the 14-point comeback in an overtime period, he never saw the ball again.  Rivera's decision to

Instant Hippo Thoughts – Week Tres, 2017

Before we get to the bananas early slate, we dedicate our Monday morning industrial strength coffee to DonT, whose Los Titanicos absolutely shredded the SeaTruthers in Nashville yesterday.  Yes, the Charmslinger went into Hercules mode in Q4, making the score respectable...but this was a smashmouth, physical domination.  One franchise on

Instant Hippo Thoughts – Week 2, 2017

What Week One surprises will turn into bonafide trends?  What will fall into the vapor as if they were mere pre-season fixtures, or mad ether hallucinations?  Hack, cough, Jaguras competence.  READ ON! Yeah, the fucking asswipe P*ts came out firing, and buried the hapless Aints alive.  Gronk may be ded again,

Surf…

ballsofsteelandfury and I are gonna talk about surfing a little bit and hopefully some of the rest of you whom I know to be surfers will join in in the comments. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-y3h9p_c5-M - tWBS:  The first time I surfed I was probably about eight years old.  Or maybe nine.  Maybe even ten.  Hell,

Instant Hippo Thoughts – Week 1, 2017

The terribleness is at least mildly abated, as we have professional football once again.  And the people said "amen."  Except for Bengals and Humps fans.  Sweet Baby Jeebus, that was brutal. Or really, let's start with the Savage Garden.  Unsurprisingly, Clemson's Deshaun Watson was deemed not quite ready to start right

NFL Week 1 Bettors’ Guide

Ted Kaczynski: Gambling is the prime dehumanizer of the monetary system! I will NOT-- Door Flies Open: SHHH! Let me do the intro. [clears throat] I’m on Skype with the most notorious inmate of the Colorado Supermax. He's the only PhD on this site to have 100% accuracy predicting NFL games. Ted

Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat – 2017 Finals Bye Week edition

There were no games this weekend since the AFL instituted a bye last year between the last Round of the Home and Away season and the first week of Finals.   However, there was a lot of action on and off the field.  I will also review my preseason predictions

Sunday Gravy with yeah right: Season Finale – WINGS!

Good morning folks! We did it! We fucking did it! The NFL season is finally here and we made it through the interminable, arduous, ungodly offseason. Hot damn! While of course this means we've got hot, sexy NFL action every weekend for the next 5 months or so it also means I can