Don Carlo Fawning Boxing Day Open Thread

King Hippo

King Hippo

Reclusive, vulgar Broncos fan.Also a proud fookin’ Evertonian.Likely dropped on my head repeatedly as a small child.[Insert George Carlin quote followed by thoughtful nod.]
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Oh my LAWD, they’s a bunch of Lesser Footy going down.  Who says the Day After Christmas is depressing?  I don’t have to work, and we get a de facto Second Lesser Saturday.  I’ll fookin’ take it, like.

Spurs and Brighton kick us off bright and early (yes, I set my alarm – 7:30, NBCSN).  One might think Mourinho would take out his frustration over Chelsea kicking his teeth in last weekend – but Trashbirds have been a tough out most of the season.  I wouldn’t rule out their stealing at least a point here.

Southampton at Chelski is your NBCSN broadcast choice for the 10:00 window.  I cry bullshit – a manager the calibre of Carlo Ancelotti makes his debut for Everton (home to Burnley, 10:00, NBC Gold), and you don’t focus on that.  SHAME.  I would say they’d never do that with an asshole London club…but Arsenal/Bournemouth (Horatio/yeah right Derby!!!) is in the same boat.  Might have to have both laptops running this window.

At least we get an afternoon doubleheader, meaning 4 match windows to stuff oneself with.  I have no idea how Newcastle have managed to sneak into the top half, but there they are nonetheless.  They get a Boxing Day trip to Old Trafford (12:30, NBCSN) and one never knows what to expect from Ole’s United.

Unquestionably the match of the day – 1st place Redshite visiting (albeit distant) 2nd position Leicester.  I will watch it despite both rancid cunts on the touchline, and I expect Man City to be in silver medal position after their Friday clash with Wolves (2:45, NBCSN).  But nobody is catching the blasted Reds, to Hippo’s chagrin.

The picture above?  My kids put Kruger’s stern, leader face on top of…what I think is a picture of Alexander the Great?  Anyway, it’s cool as fuck and I figured I would share.

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Reclusive, vulgar Broncos fan. Also a proud fookin' Evertonian. Likely dropped on my head repeatedly as a small child. [Insert George Carlin quote followed by thoughtful nod.]
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Shaq shilling for any product seems like overweight-kill.


According to an ad I just saw, millions of folks are on the edge of their seats wondering if an autistic kid doctor is gonna lose his cherry. This is where we are.

Horatio Cornblower

So Walk-On’s is Hooters without the boobs?

Sounds business plan right there.


@Horatio….check slack.

Horatio Cornblower

I answered you. Thanks for checking in; I was pretty sure where this was going as soon as I got there and saw the dog.


Sorry man. Terribly stressful way to spend Xmas eve.

Horatio Cornblower

Just came back in and flipped on the teevee and is it just me or are these teams taking the “walk-ons” part of the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl a bit too seriously?