Your “Rock ‘Em, Then Sock ‘Em” Sunday Night NFL Football Open Thread

I hope that all of you did absolutely wonderfully in your various pursuits through the day. Did you win your game? I’m typing this before my outcome is apparent so I’ll just say that it was an incredible bone-headed/genius move on my part and you can pick the word that applies best. A number of you should have Ben/Brown/Bell in the mix either for your squadoo or against it so there’s more than one reason to take in this tilt. Who will win? Why? How? I have no idea, that’s not my job. Still, TO THE GAME!

Bal/Pit: Reports of Ryan Shazier’s health/recovery are guardedly optimistic at best in these early days but given the kind of shape he was in I’m betting that he comes out of this just fine. It’s just gonna take a while is all. The Steelers game last week was all kinds of rough and tough and maybe dirty and I see no let-up whatsoever tonight. The Ravens D can bring intensity and physicality as well and as often as any team in the league so Pittsburgh best be ready. Baltimore’s big problem lies in the fact that top cb Jimmy Carr tore his Achilles so Mr. Brown gets either Carr or rook Humphrey. I’m guessing the former will go for at least 120. (Jinx!) The other wideout of note on the team-Juju-won’t be engaging in the voodoo he do so Bryant might show out as well. Miracle Whip stockholder Joe Flacco doesn’t have any issues playing within the confines of Heinz Field-over his last 7 he’s 4-3 and has completed 64% of his passes. Given Shazier’s absence, I’m sure he’ll be looking to target his te (whoever that might be) a little more than usual.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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theeWeeBabySeamus

That reminds me. I forgot to call my girlfriend today.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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BrettFavresColonoscopy

Btw if Shogun and Amoeba are still around, they might get a kick out of this:

I got shit from a Packers fan in Colorado for wearing a Bears jersey today.

So fuck her.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

More importantly, did you?

BrettFavresColonoscopy

She would have broken my dick quicker than Lady BFC if I had been receptive.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Broke Dick is a major injury…… especially for Richard.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Wait, you got lucky too?

BrettFavresColonoscopy

First world problem alert: I fucking hate it when Uber/Lyft drivers tap the “I’m here/leaving in 4 minutes” or whatever before they’re actually at the pick up point. You’re not there, fuck you.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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theeWeeBabySeamus

Rob Ryan with the best seat in the house as usual.
Only these days it’s usually in Mama Ryan’s basement.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

He’s got all the booze and what looks like a fine assortment of phonograph albums.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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theeWeeBabySeamus

Welp, helluva day in football, eh? Nothing left to do now but get drunk and break some shit.
DON’T YOU RUN AWAY FROM ME CAT!!!!!!

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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theeWeeBabySeamus

I’ll get you, you li’l bastard.
(mine is actually sleeping under Xmas tree and I just petted her lovingly)
((some things are more important than a day of football which fucked me from many directions))

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Since I don’t gambol on it, and once I quit FF I have been a LOT less angry on Sunday nights. I dread Mondays enough already without the irritation with little upside, for me anyway.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

This is a great idea. *queues up Limp Bizkit*

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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the Alpha and the Amoeba
the Alpha and the Amoeba

Oddly hypnotic…

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

For the kitty too.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

I hate to promote stereotypes but you can just tell that, outside of being a QB, Roethlesberger is as dumb as a cinder block.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Stereotype? A lot of people with berger at the end of their names are idiots.

Senor Weaselo

He cannot outsmart bullet.
https://youtu.be/IGBjhYOuE7I

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

Al Michaels explained four times that they “wound the clock” and that’s why it ended. What the hell does “wind the clock” mean? He never explained that part.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I was listening to the radio broadcast. Ten second runoff by rule?

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

Ten-second run off I get, and its self-explanatory. “Wind the clock” means they got up and wound the mainspring? Not once did he say “ten second runoff”

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Well Al likes his gin.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

And his other gin. And that other gin too. Really, he likes all his gins.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

He prolly likes gin that is not even his.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

BAD AL! THAT’S MY GIN!

the Alpha and the Amoeba
the Alpha and the Amoeba

It means that they restarted the clock, so the last seconds ticked off 😉

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

Thank you! So what he meant to say was “they started the clock.” Because “wind” and “start” are not synonyms. Clearly I feel strongly about this. Bad Al!

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

“wind the clock” means starting the game clock when the refs spot the ball.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

Thank you! See above.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

The phrase is because the refs swing their arms to start the clock, like winding an old school clock.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

I’m still not buying “wind” and “start” being the same.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

You ever heard of a manual watch? Literally needs to be wound to start.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

You also wind a manual stopwatch, which is what they used to time football games. Starting and stopping it are different operations.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

I’ll wind up this argument again in tomorrow night’s thread.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I’ve always just thought it was “start the play clock”, some things just go by.

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

Well, I guess the Patriots are going to have to earn that #1 seed themselves next Sunday.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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theeWeeBabySeamus

Hell of an ending.
Night boys.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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theeWeeBabySeamus

Does this really need to be reviewed FFS?

laserguru

Where’s Wallace!?!

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

George is dead.

laserguru

So is Omar.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Marcellus is looking for some hard pipe hitting ninjas.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Idaho

laserguru

Would also accept Hamsterdam.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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BrettFavresColonoscopy

506 yards passing for a guy who can’t read. What a country!

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

A consent form.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Plenty of time for Flacco to march down the field and choke.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Pick 6 please.

Dunstan
Dunstan

I wish he’d hurry up so I can go back to watching The Crown. And deciding whether Queen Elizabeth is hotter than Princess Margaret, which is something I never expected to think about before.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Oh so nobody here thinks power is sexy?

theeWeeBabySeamus

– Roy Moore speaking to a middle school assembly

Dunstan
Dunstan

Ah, but it’s a constitutional monarchy, so no real power. You’ll just have to wait for Margaret Thatcher to show up in a future season…

Dunstan
Dunstan

The Ravens learn, as so many have before, that if Ben wants to force it into Brown, it’s gonna happen whether you like it or not

theeWeeBabySeamus

Nice pass.
There was no holding whatsoever on that play either.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Landed. How the fuck is this game not over yet?

theeWeeBabySeamus

Just lucky, I guess?

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Don’t act like it’s not your fault.

theeWeeBabySeamus

True. I’m learning more and more that most things are, LOL.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Maybe you’ll learn not to dress like that.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

This side by side ad shit is useless during a timeout NBC.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Crowd wants a flag for what, Al?
STFU.

the Alpha and the Amoeba
the Alpha and the Amoeba

I don’t know the Steelers very well. Why does Bell only have 12 carries?

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

Probably has something to do with Roethlisberger’s 60 passes.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

MAYBE.

the Alpha and the Amoeba
the Alpha and the Amoeba

That’s more of the effect than the cause, tho

BrettFavresColonoscopy

I thought he left the game for a while after a helmet to the knee.

Which is almost as bad as a football to the groin

Dunstan
Dunstan

But a football to the groin works on so many levels!

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

Fucking Steelers are probably going to win this on a last second field goal, just like last week and the week before.

theeWeeBabySeamus

I suspect Flacco will make such that it won’t be a FG, or last second.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

ELITE

theeWeeBabySeamus

Yup.

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

I’m gonna go with my call.

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

OK, not last second.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Good call.
But Flacco gave it his best shot on the 3rd down almost intercepted twice pass.

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

I guess Flacco could still throw an INT.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Where there’s a will there’s a way.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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Gratliff

Drinking fire probably not a great idea

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theeWeeBabySeamus

The middle half of this game was pretty great.
The edges, not so much.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

“No time to explain…. just get in….” …..

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theeWeeBabySeamus

I may have spoken too soon.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Gratliff

Shame Styx had to be so goofy and artsy all the time. Renegade was a fucking banger.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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the Alpha and the Amoeba
the Alpha and the Amoeba

If anyone could answer the question, “What is Love?”, it would be the world’s greatest detective.

(Baby don’t hurt me!)

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

Hey lady . . .
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Have you been to the NASA museum in Houston? They have a bunch of the experimental air frames sitting around that nobody pays attention to.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

No but I’d love to go there. I love air museums.

I drove through Houston once, though.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

If you go; check out the USS Texas (watch your head; I almost knocked myself out). Not impressed with the city other than a few restaurants and those two places.

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

Lotta cool experimentals at the AF Museum at Wright Patterson in Dayton, too.comment image

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

When I was there it wasn’t a nice display like the photo here, kind of a shame.

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

They’ve moved it (the X planes and Air Force Ones) from that old hangar on base and the display is now merged with the rest of the museum.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I meant in Houston; the section for kids with video games and shit gets all the attention and money, not the history part.

I’d like to go to this one in Dayton.

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

I could spend three days there.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

The one in San Diego is OK too, but you can tell they don’t have much money either.

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

Like Brick said, the Pima in Tucson is pretty good too.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I’d rather go the Tucson than Dayton…..

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

The Wright Brothers invented the airplane to get the fuck out of Dayton.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Nice.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

Pima is worth a trip to Tucson. There’s not much else there, although it is a nice little town.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

This one is equal to the Smithsonian, even though it’s more focused. Pima is a great one also.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I’d even go to Ohio for that.

Spur
Spur

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King Hippo

shoulder to shoulder, dickass

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

….. connected to the knee bone…..

Spur
Spur

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King Hippo

holy shit, PIT done turned into buttttt

Shogun Marcus

Methinks they got aspoken to by certain…Goodelfellas. You behave your shit this week goddamnit!

Spur
Spur

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Spur
Spur

laserguru

From the 1976 election circuit. Future first lady Rosalynn Carter with uh, dignitaries.

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laserguru

Future VP Walter Mondale with members of the religious left.

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laserguru

And Governor Moonbeam with other, uh luminaries.

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the Alpha and the Amoeba
the Alpha and the Amoeba

Some interesting context, that picture was taken during the great pixel famine of 1976, which is why it looks like that.

laserguru

I’m not making a political statement it’s just creepy as fuck that the Carter campaign called on the People’s Temple to help carry the Northern California vote.
Yep, that’s our boy Jim Jones.

Shogun Marcus

Well it’s not like anyone coulda known…
Huh wha? All the creepy signs were there? Pretty clearly? Well hindsights always 50/50.

King Hippo

Kool-Aid Lives Matter

laserguru

But history lives forever!
Doesn’t it?

Spur
Spur

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Spur
Spur

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King Hippo

Spur
Spur

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Gratliff

Early tests don’t show a complete tear for Wentz.

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King Hippo

He can ask Jeebus whether to play on it and RG3 hisself?

the Alpha and the Amoeba
the Alpha and the Amoeba

Well, Reggie White said God told him not to retire, so there is precedent.

RIP Reverend

litre_cola

We will all witness the Foles ascendancy

Shogun Marcus

To aggressive mediocrity?

litre_cola

It has been foretold. He is already a hall of famer.

Shogun Marcus

Employee of the Month at Olive Garden does NAWT count!

Spur
Spur

have you seen the RG3 playoff game?