Your “It’s Not Collusion If They All Agree” Monday Evening Open Thread


NFL Nuggets:

  • The league owners are having a conference call on Tuesday – in lieu of their cancelled Spring meetings – to debate & vote on the third wild-card game.  
    • It’s widely expected to pass, as it generates additional revenue for them.
    • According to Albert Breer, the league has negotiated contracts with CBS and NBC to broadcast two new wild-card games.
      • The deals would be approved after the playoff format passes.
    • According to professional chili eater Peter King, there had been consideration for a 2-3-1 format, two on Saturday, three Sunday and one Monday night.
      • Unlikely, because a team would come out of the first playoff weekend playing a short-week divisional game.
      • He would expect a possible Monday night wild-card game to come up in future years, however; the difference in rights fees switching from a 1:05 p.m. Saturday game to 8:15 p.m. Monday would be substantial.
    • They are also going to vote on extending its streaming agreement with Amazon through the 2022 season.
  • Allegedly, Tom Brady reached out to the Bucs.
    • When they called him on March 18 – and NOT EARLIER, despite rumors to the contrary – it was Brady who apparently made the sales pitch for him to join Tampa Bay.
      • He liked their receiving corps, and felt Bruce Arians’ playbook would allow him to “open up” his arsenal.
  • An actual signing!
    • Geronimo Allison is leaving the Packers All-Name WR Corps & going to catch flutterballs from Matt Stafford.
      • Allison has agreed to a one-year contract for the veteran’s minimum of $910,000. He will also get a $137,500 signing bonus.
        • He took league minimum to get away from Aaron Rodgers? Rumour time!

Today’s internet good dog is Lambeau, because he was sad I had to go back to school today. Now, it was only for an hour, and only to pick up teaching materials, but he was very sad because I’ve been home & a solid dog companion for two weeks.

To show you how good, here he is posing atop three metres of snow last week.

So handsome.

Tonight’s … entertainment?:

  • Antiques Roadshow – 8:00 PM | PBS – From the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ.
    • Items featured include a Cartier jadeite pendant necklace and original artwork by Kanye West.
  • Whose Line Is It Anyway? – 8:00 PM | CW
    • Guest star appearance by Amber Riley.
    • It’s not the classic episodes from the 90s, but still has genius from Messers Brady, Mochrie & Styles.
  • Cops – 10:00 PM | PAR – new episode
    • A suspect bails out of his friend’s car when deputies catch him making a shady move; a nervous driver preemptively denies ownership of all his clothes; and a man’s decision to fire off some rounds puts his neighborhood on edge.
  •  Wrasslin’:
    • Monday Night Raw – 8:00PM | USA / Sportsnet360
      • the “go-home” show before the two-night, empty arena Wrestlemania this weekend.
      • FYI – a true descent into hell is trying to read wrestling sites & fanboards trying to glean information about what’s what.
        • I know we shit on U****x a lot, but Stroud at With Spandex does a very admirable job sorting all this noise out.
      • Anyway, the card as currently divined looks like: (lineup courtesy Bleacher Report). Match odds are here, because you can gamble on the outcomes. HAIL GAMBLOR!
        • WWE Championship Match: Drew McIntyre vs. Brock Lesnar
        • NXT Women’s Championship Match: Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley
        • RAW Women’s Championship Match: Shayna Baszler vs. Becky Lynch
        • Smackdown Women’s Championship Match: Bayley vs. Sasha Banks vs. Lacey Evans vs. Tamina vs. Naomi
        • Bone Yard Match: The Undertaker vs. AJ Styles
        • Smackdown Tag Team Championship Ladder Match: The Miz & John Morrison vs. New Day vs. The Usos
        • WWE Intercontinental Championship Match: Daniel Bryan vs. Sami Zayn
        • Last Man Standing Match: Randy Orton vs. Edge
        • John Cena vs. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt
        • Aleister Black vs. Bobby Lashley
        • Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins
        • Elias vs. King Corbin
        • Otis vs. Dolph Ziggler
      • There is also supposed to be a Goldberg vs. Roman Reigns match, but that’s up in the air since Reigns is still immunocompromised due to his leukemia & pulled out of attending.
        • The Street Profits also have a title match, whose opponents are being revealed tonight.
        • The Smackdown Tag Team Championship Ladder Match between The Miz & John Morrison vs. New Day vs. The Usos is also up in the air since Miz has been quarantined.

Apologies if there’s too much wrestle-talk for some of you. But I hope those who follow do appreciate. Plus – GAMBLOR options for the weekend. You need something else to do besides taking Seamus’ fake money at poker.

A Canadian man-child of indeterminate age, he stays young by selling alcohol at sporting events and yelling at the patrons he serves. Their rage nourishes his soul, and their tips pay for his numerous trips to various sporting events.
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yeah right

Reason number 127 why you forge local business contacts. My barber is coming to my house on Thursday because my cut is getting raggedy. That’s how we’re going to get through this.
Bet your ass I’m tipping extra.