Your MXC Monday Evening Open Thread

Beerguyrob

NFL Nuggets:

  • COVID has finally affected the main roster as some scheduled offseason workouts were “delayed” for a week.
    • Teams with new coaches – Mike McCarthy in Dallas, Joe Judge in New York, Ron Rivera in Washington, Matt Rhule in Carolina, and Kevin Stefanski in Cleveland – would have been able to conduct practices this week under the guise of familiarizing their players with the new coach.
    • Most have gone with the virtual method, sending out tablet to players for their “voluntary” use.
  • When they eventually start the season, the PI review rule will not be joining it.
    • The rule is up for a retention vote at the May Competition Committee vote.
  • The NFL named it’s “All-Decade” team for the 2010s today.
    • 52 players & two head coaches.
      • To save you the guessing, Grumblelord & Pete Carroll
    • The full list is here.
      • The only unanimous selections? Tom Brady , Aaron Donald, Von Miller, Adrian Peterson, Joe Thomas, Justin Tucker, J.J. Watt and Marshal Yanda..
      • Darren Sproles was selected twice, as a punt returner & offensive flex specialist.

Finally, Death came for two veteran players this weekend.

  • Tom Dempsey, age 73, of COVID, Alzheimer’s & dementia.
  • Bobby Mitchell, age 84, cause not disclosed.  
    • Integral to the history of the league by being the first black players signed to the last team to integrate, the [Redacteds].
      • Then [Redacteds] owner George Preston Marshall had said that many fans preferred watching white players and would reject the [Redacteds] if they had an African American player.
      • He was eventually forced to draft & sign black players by President Kennedy, because the new D.C (later RFK) Stadium was built on federal land so he used the pressure of denial of access to make Marshall acquiesce.
        • Even so, Marshall himself didn’t select their first black player, making the head coach name the selection for the team.
          • Ernie Davis, who was then traded to the Browns for Mitchell.
    • “Bobby was an individual that was thrown into the arena of being a victim for no reason,” Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown said, via the Associated Press. “He had to suffer for being black more than any person I know that played football at the time I played. With that kind of ability, if he were white, everybody on this earth would know who he was.”
    • After his playing career ended, Mitchell joined the Redskins as a scout under then-coach Vince Lombardi. He spent 35 years in the team’s front office, rising to the position of assistant general manager. He won three Super Bowl rings as an exec in Washington.

Interestingly, or shamefully, I read about a dozen pieces in writing this bit about Mitchell, and only the nfl.com piece doesn’t mention the racial history about Mitchell’s time in Washington, preferring instead to note “Mitchell went onto to break barriers as Washington’s first African-American player.” But I guess the employee who wrote the piece is trying to keep their job when all around them are losing theirs.


Tonight’s episode of MXC is “Donors vs. Addicts”. A team of organ donors and recipients will go head-to-spleen against a team of 12-step recovering addicts. It’s drunks, dopers, and donors!

Right you are, Ken.


Tonight’s … entertainment?:

  • WWE:
    • Monday Night Raw – 8:00PM | USA / Sportsnet360
      • The post-Mania show, which normally would be crazy but will feel overly scripted tonight as Vince tries to chart a way forward with the weekend’s Wrestlemania results.
        • Including Gronk as the new 24/7 champion.

  • Better Call Saul – 9:00 PM | AMC
    • When a simple errand for a client goes sideways, Jimmy is pushed to the limit. Mike takes measures to contain the wrath of the cartel, and Lalo gets an unexpected visitor.
  • Cops – 10:00 PM | Paramount
    • A driver makes his own way while getting away from the police; Car dealership employees are advised to get more security cameras; A deputy stops a domestic issue.

Ostensibly, we have the long weekend to look forward to. So keep that booze target in focus & we all should be fine.

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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ALXMAC
ALXMAC

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theeWeeBabySeamus

theeWeeBabySeamus

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

Time to sterilize the utensils and go to bed.

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yeah right

Alright, it’s official.

Better Call Saul is the best show on the goddamn planet right now.

In my esteemed opinion anyway.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Cannot disagree. Getting ready to finish last week’s and then watch this week’s.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Cosigned. This season has been spectacular.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Brick Meathook

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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

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“GODDAMNIT MOTHER FUCKER!!”

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

I shoulda got some sun today.

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Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

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

A difference in budget but not comedic result.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Brick Meathook

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Brick Meathook

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Senor Weaselo

Y’know, it is deceptively difficult to get a recording take that’s in tune, doesn’t slow down, isn’t overly expressive because your recording is what other people are going to record to, and DOESN’T GET FUCKING RUINED BY A GODDAMN CAR EXHAUST.

Sorry, I’m not in a good mood and this puts me even farther behind because I have to re-record tomorrow. For a re-recording. So, re-re-recording.

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

Re-re-re-re-re……..

[Records 1960s budget Japanese monster noise for film dub]

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

A friend of mine who does some recording went to extremes; he retired, bought a farm house in the middle of a huge lot and built a sound-proof room in the basement.

I thought it was a shame that he is using it for music recording and not for some nice murderin’.

Senor Weaselo

I live on a corner house on a fairly busy street. Which because it’s empty is now an occasional track from Need for Speed. Which is fine in a video game sense, not fine when you’re a real-life NPC.

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

Sorry man. This guy is a guitar playin’ rock guy, but he does have a beautiful acoustic standup bass.

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

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

what, did you all die of corona virus?

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Avenge our deaths!

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

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WCS

Lack of booze and boredness.

Gratliff

Southeast MI shit show intensifying now. In Detroit, Beaumont has 1500 workers out with symptoms, Henry Ford has 700 confirmed cases among staff, and nurses at Sinai Grace started a wildcat strike yesterday after a nurse died after being twice refused a test by the hospital and another was fired for publicly complaining about lack of PPE. Starting to get rough further north as well. Hospitals in Flint are out of vents, and to hear it from nurses, it sounds like waves of patients walk through the doors just to code. The crazy thing is how much worse it is in NYC than that. We haven’t gotten to the mass graves discussions yet, but it won’t be long at this rate.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

Mass graves? Incinerators! That’s how the Chinese solved their problem.

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

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theeWeeBabySeamus

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

NEVER STAND ON THE WING
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Doktor Zymm

Anyone else notice that all this bad shit started when the Cubs won the World series?

herodotus450
herodotus450

And the Cubs would’ve never won if what’s his face hadn’t won with the Red Sox first, so it’s really all Boston’s fault.

Doktor Zymm

#BostonWrong

scotchnaut

“I warned you guys about this potential Boo-Boo.”

-Yogi Bear

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

In 1908?

Doktor Zymm

Then too!

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

Wasn’t that the real bad shit. All this stuff now is just followup, the wake.

scotchnaut

Y’all might be tired of all the reruns on the sports channels but not me…

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

. . . in a very special two-part episode featuring The Doobie Brothers

theeWeeBabySeamus

He shoulda never sneaked that recorder in.
See, I told you I’m old.

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

I remember seeing that when it was aired and thinking no way those characters would give a fuck to dance to Black Water or even know who the Doobies were.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

The two greatest television events of the 1970s:

What’s Happenin? featuring The Doobie Brothers (2 part)
The Six Million Dollar Man vs Bigfoot (2 part)

Runners up: Apollo 13, Munich Olympics, Vietnam War, premier of Phyllis

theeWeeBabySeamus

Israel might disagree about Munich.
Jim McKay wasn’t terribly pleased either.

ballsofsteelandfury

Cincinnati would like a word:

theeWeeBabySeamus

As God is my witness I thought turkeys could fly

Best line ever delivered in a sitcom.

Dunstan
Dunstan

Closely followed by “the turkeys are hitting the ground like sacks of wet cement!”

Doktor Zymm

Y’all saw BoJo was moved the the ICU a few hours ago?

litre_cola

Yep, he didn’t take it seriously and it got him.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

“I shook hands with everybody!” should be inscribed on his tombstone.

scotchnaut

BoJo was moved to the ICU? My thoughts and prayers go out to the ICU.

herodotus450
herodotus450

Is that the clown, or the track and field star?

litre_cola

The first one.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Maybe they can give him a haircut while he’s there. Or at least a comb. One has to try hard to have worse hair than Trump.

theeWeeBabySeamus

LOL, only just noticed Dunstan’s banner quote.
Well done, Sir.

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

Indeed. Maybe Trump can resign here and go take BJ’s place if he croaks.

Doktor Zymm

I make a damn fine grilled cheese

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

FedEx me one

scotchnaut

“A delayed draw play that gains 8 yards on first down? It gains three yards at the very most! What kind of witchcraft is this?”

-Giants OC’s for the last six years

rockingdog
rockingdog

Noted….

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee: WA schools to remain closed for rest of school year due to coronavirus.

Dunstan
Dunstan

I put on the first episode of Amazon’s “The Tick” series. It’s… really depressing? Is that pretty much what I should expect? I guess I was hoping for something more like the animated series.

rockingdog
rockingdog

Found a funny:

Alanis: I’m a bitch, I’m a lover, I’m a child, I’m a mother, I’m a sinner, I’m a saint

Barrista: I’ll just put Alanis

Dunstan
Dunstan

Shouldn’t that be Meredith?

WCS

Yarp

scotchnaut

The key to Alanis Morrisette’s success was oversharing, ppl forget that.

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

🎵I’m here to remind you . . .🎵

I’m pretty sure that guy didn’t need to be reminded of anything

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Dave Coulier.

Dunstan
Dunstan

scotchnaut

/re-watching the AFC Champeenship Game

That Mahomes kid is one talented mutherfucker!

scotchnaut

Another day at work, another day of the phones ringing off the hook and another day of talking certain employees off the anxiety ledge.

herodotus450
herodotus450

“What’s this about a ledge?”
-OSHA, way outside of their jurisdiction

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

OSHA hasn’t had any funding since 2001 or so. It’s just a couple guys playing cards in a wooden shack located down by the Potomac floodplain.

WCS

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

This fucking sucks. I expect more from people sitting at home all day for three weeks.

Viva La Tabula Raza
Viva La Tabula Raza

I find my ambition is all gone. Ennui and lethargy dominate.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

The only unanimous selections? Tom Brady , Aaron Donald, Von Miller, Adrian Peterson, Joe Thomas, Justin Tucker, J.J. Watt and Marshal Yanda..

I’d sacrifice the others just to launch Brady, Peterson, and Watt into the sun.

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rockingdog
rockingdog

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rockingdog
rockingdog

April is gonna be GrubHub order delivery from home month…
yay

Horatio Cornblower

If you can you should order directly from the restaurant. Apparently GrubHub takes a big ol’ cut out of the restaurant’s prices, which they can’t afford now.

Unless you’re just dialing up Wendy’s/McDonald’s/Burger King/Taco Bell, in which case fuck ’em.

rockingdog
rockingdog

First up…..Wendys!

litre_cola

Up here in your hat the delivery services take between 12 and 20% depending on the company.

scotchnaut

Ya gotta watch “Operation Odessa” on The Netflix. It’s a riot.