Your “Don’t Spend It All In One Place” Wednesday Evening Open Thread

Beerguyrob

NFL Noise:

  • Joey Bosa & some barnstorming team called the Chargers have agreed to a 5-year, $135.0 million contract extension.
    • It has $78 million guaranteed at signing, and $102 million in total guarantees.
      • Whatever helps impoverish the Spanos family & helps facilitates a Chargers sale has to be a good thing.
    • It keeps him with the team through the 2025 season.
  • A cheaper, but still five-year extension is the one the Niners gave to John Lynch.
    • A suitable reward for fighting against Jed York’s incompetence to build an NFC contender.
  • Packers WR Devin Funchess has opted out of the 2020 season.
    • An offseason signing on a one-year contract, Funchess has family members with the disease, prompting his decision.
    • It screws over the Packers, who signed him prior to the draft and then didn’t draft anyone at that position.
  • Nate Solder is saying Jesus said he shouldn’t play in 2020. So, he won’t.
    • Also a factor – his son’s ongoing battle with cancer.
    • Luckily, unlike the Packers, the Giants drafted someone at that position – first-rounder Andrew Thomas – so they at least have a plan in place.

  • Tua Tagovailoa has passed his Dolphins physical, so he’s been cleared to practice with the team.
    • This comes nearly nine months after suffering a dislocated hip and posterior wall fracture in November against Mississippi State.
    • There was concern that he’d be placed on the PUP list to start the season, meaning he’d be lost for the first eight games.
      • Now he’s competing against Ryan Fitzpatrick – who went to Harvard! – and Josh Rosen – who clearly did not.

Finally, today is the 34th anniversary of the USFL v NFL case reaching its conclusion.

The braintrust behind the case (see above) felt its antitrust suit against the NFL for monopolizing broadcasting rights would bring it immediate profitability, because they would recoup supposed losses (because they could only sign with ESPN at the time) and because the purported network contract they would sign would help keep the league buoyant & the owners solvent.

However, and read whichever article you want, the end result was that they won a grand total of three dollars and folded four days later, which says everything you need to know about the business acumen of the people in charge. Ironically, their contract with ESPN worked against them, because it showed that they were actually “broadcast”, and that the jury didn’t differentiate between over-the-air or pay-cable broadcasts. In addition, the decision to change from a spring to fall schedule put them into direct competition with the NFL, something the jury felt they could have avoided by staying on their original schedule. They chose confrontation, so they were expected to bear the brunt of that decision. The NFL & networks didn’t make them switch.

It is now considered one of the hallmarks of the term, “Pyrrhic victory“. But, because the USFL was at least nominally the winner of the lawsuit, the NFL was required to cover the USFL’s attorney fees and trial costs. For this, the USFL was awarded over $5.5 million in attorney fees and over $62,000 in court costs.

As the saying goes – everyone got screwed, but the lawyers got paid.


Tonight’s sports:

  • NHL:
    • St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks – 6:30PM | NBCSN
    • New York Islanders vs. New York Rangers – 8:00PM | NBCSN / Sportsnet1
    • Canucks vs. Jets – 10:30PM | Sportsnet
  • MLB:
    • Los Angeles Dodgers at Houston Astros – 7:00PM | ESPN / TSN3
    • Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels – 10:00PM | ESPN / TSN3
  • Wrasslin’:
    • AEW Dynamite – 8:00PM | USA / TSN2
    • NXT – 8:00PM | USA
    • Dark Side of the Ring – Chris Benoit
      • Part 1 – 10:00PM
      • Part 2 – 11:00PM

Once again, that’s it for me for a few days. It’s a long weekend coming up, and WineWife booked some time off. While I can’t promise I’ll be hitting a different brewery every day, what I will promise is that I will do my best to get out of the painting I know is coming. Excelsior!

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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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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Unsurprised

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Unsurprised

I cannot imagine there being anyone in that room that has ever brought joy to another person.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Unsurprised

I wouldn’t pay to post on DFO. Are they serious?

Spoiler

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Sharkbait

Yeah…$12 to comment is pretty steep

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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ballsofsteelandfury

Me neither. And I write here!

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

“Selfish, adj. Devoid of consideration for the selfishness of others.”
― Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Mr. Ayo

Is there a guide for hilts that only fit one hand?

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

If you have a pen knife you must focus on your oral skills.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Senor Weaselo

Is somebody unironically playing the Coffin Dance song in their car outside? Yes, yes they are.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Sharkbait

Is it you?

Senor Weaselo

No, not yet at least.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Damn, that’s great image [shadowy figure sits in car on street, getting close you can here the music, the figure is drumming his fingers on the steering wheel, the face appear set in a contemplative mood…. then you see it! it is comment image
Senor Weaselo
and it is next to HIS HOUSE]

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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This completely NSFDFO GIF cheered me up even though several songs came to mind as to what she is listening to.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Sharkbait

She seems nice

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Like REALLY nice.

Senor Weaselo

Gotta say, it does my heart good to watch the Dirt Jets blow a deGrom start because the bullpen is trash.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Beastmode Ate My Baby

Excuse me, but is this new article rating system meant to make me neurotic every time HRTN goes up? BECAUSE IT’S NOT GONNA WORK!*
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*It’s probably going to work

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

This comment get 4.87 stars (okay, who’s the fucker!?)

Beastmode Ate My Baby

I’ll be watching that damn thing like a hawk. It’ll be all 5’s and take a sudden dip into the 4’s, and I will scream the name of my transgressor to the heavens.

“BRRRIIIIIIIIIICCCCKKKKKKKKKK!!!!”

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Yeah, you know it will be that asshole when he doesn’t get mentioned.

Game Time Decision

you can rate your own posts, so easy 5 stars to start

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I mashing my own button right now.

litre_cola

The DFO Story.

Game Time Decision

Posts or articles not comments
Also, the name of your sex tape

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

…… you see the joke is…… never mind.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

You editing bastard!!

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Beastmode Ate My Baby

Also, a minus button on the comments now? Jesus, people, now you’re just being passive-aggressive…

Game Time Decision

the minus was always there, just hard to hit, easier with a mouse

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Yeah, you had to really hate a comment to bother downvoting it.

Beastmode Ate My Baby

So much for venting my Leftist vitriol now! My ego canna take it!

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

SNAP OUT OF IT!!

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Beastmode Ate My Baby

Was it? Damn it, so much for my perception skills.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I was ALWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYS there!!

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Better than searching for; be honest.

Mr. Ayo

Wait, can you see who votes what? Might be an opportunity for us commenters.

Beastmode Ate My Baby

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Beastmode Ate My Baby

And now I am seemingly unable to post GIFs.

And Moose always makes it look so easy.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Don’t do that just post the direct image URL*

*Unreal life.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Also don’t use giphy because they can be UUUUUGE.

Beastmode Ate My Baby

OK, good to know. I’m assuming we still need the https prefix?

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I use those regardless, as the gubbermint needs to use some effort to know what I jackin’ to.

Beastmode Ate My Baby

Thank you! I promise to retrieve from Hell soon*, so you can play with the other DFOers.

*Soon being a relative term in HRTN.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Brick Meathook

Eugene, the crazed and/or retarded contestant on tonight’s Wheel of Fortune

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Gumbygirl

BOOYAH! Fucking nerd.

litre_cola

Ice Bomber time!

Sharkbait

The Ice Giants/Ice Jets game looked really sloppy. A combination of the layoff, heat and I would imagine being the late game has something to do with the ice quality.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Game Time Decision

Also time for moar lacrosse with Redwood vs Chaos

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

CHAOS WINS IN THE END!

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Gratliff

Does anyone here actually pay for The Athletic? It makes me very sad Down Goes Brown is behind a paywall these days.

herodotus450

If you have t mobile or sprint I think you can get it free for a year

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

“Free”

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Sharkbait

I do. I essentially got it for DGB.

Gratliff

Just two years of me clicking every link he posts on twitter and being mad that I forgot about the paywall again

litre_cola

Hippo does and emails me full articles. Quite handy

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Whoa!

King Hippo

yes, yes I do. Their European Footy coverage is really excellent.

Doktor Zymm

So anyone else watch any of the big tech hearing today?

Sharkbait

I heard Gym Jordan got yelled at

herodotus450

Well it’s his own fault, he knows Gyms aren’t allowed to open back up yet.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

No, but I saw a clip of a Republican whining to Mark Zuckerberg about DoJu getting a cooler from twitter and Zuck pointing out that he can’t speak to it because he’s not the CEO of twitter.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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herodotus450

Well that explains the last 30 years of my life…

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

That what?

rockingdog

found a funny:

The plot to Terminator except they’re trying to protect the inventor of wind chimes from me.

Dunstan

Anybody know what happened to the Super 70s Sports twitter account? Did Ricky Cobb get banned or something?

Edited: he was hacked. Temporarily at https://twitter.com/super70ssports1

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Mr. Ayo

I heard it was hacked. Now operating under a different handle with 1 added to the end.

rockingdog

Holy shit
Texas with over 9,000 new Covid cases.

Viva La Tabula Raza

See my post die-rectly below.

Viva La Tabula Raza

So Trumpski had a big event up in Midland TX today, crowded with his sponsors and sycophants, no masks or distancing in evidence. At this rate, the Dems won’t have to spend a nickel on ads here, and TX still might flip blue just by attrition.

WCS

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Viva La Tabula Raza

And blamed his catching of it on wearing a mask. So, idiot, you gave it to yourself?

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Sharkbait

Then he gathered his staff up, and fucking told them in person

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

If this was a different subject I would mention phrasing.

Unsurprised

Anyone stupid or evil enough to work for that motherfucker deserves worse.

Sharkbait

Of fucking course he’s taking hydroxychloriquine

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Of fucking course.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Unfortunately, the death rate is the same for the stupid. They are just increasing their chances.

Viva La Tabula Raza

Depends on whether scales balance out in favor of the folks that catch it that are the most at-risk (poor/minorities forced to work higher risk jobs) are outnumbered by those that willingly throw themselves into the caldera for Trump (Repubs and uneducated FOX-watching whites).

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

It won’t, the more at risk are by far the highest in the death toll.

Unsurprised

Five fucking months has clearly answered that question. Knock that fucking shit off.

Fronkenshteen

Sooooo me drinkin’ is officially out of control. So much vodka.

Fronkenshteen

Holy shit! New digs!

I’m gonna be too stupid to post vids & gifs, aren’t I?

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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ballsofsteelandfury

I legitimately was worried about my writings not being able to post because I’m a dumbass. We’ll find out Friday!

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Viva La Tabula Raza

Man, my memory is going. I know I saw Psycho more than 50 years ago, but I just don’t remember Janet Leigh looking like that in the shower scene.

Brick Meathook

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Doktor Zymm

The wrong kind of Wild Turkey

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Doktor Zymm

Finger limes are super weird. I think I love them

Dunstan

Porterhouse steak? Check.
Martini? Imminent
Red wine? Choosing my victim
Heart and liver disease? Also fairly imminent.

I REGRET NOTHING

litre_cola

Nor should you.

Doktor Zymm

Hey, Covid can’t trash your organs if you trash them first

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

“You know, I’ll feel pretty good about things if California can keep its daily deaths below New York’s.” – me two months ago

“Well, we’re above New York, but if we can keep our daily deaths below 100 it’s not so bad.” – me last month

“Well, fuck.” – me, upon seeing that California is on track to crack 200.

blaxabbath

It’s a hoax and also the infection and death numbers are fabricated to be high and also the cure is as simple as some medication Trump has a financial interest and a Z Pack but doctors and business are working against it because they hate America.

This is basically what my Q Anon guy gets away with barking.

The Maestro

Why are my eyes bleeding?

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

If you have your own Qqnon guy you need to fucking kill him now.

blaxabbath

He works for cheap.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Like I said; do your duty.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

If that’s true then presumably nobody will miss hims

Gratliff

Proud to announce Michigan has pulled off the v-shaped recovery assuming they were talking about the number of positive cases.

Doktor Zymm

Look at county level data or per capita, California has so many more people than any other state you’ll just drive yourself nuts doing straight comparisons. We’re really smack in the middle of the pack right now, and better than most over the full length of the pandemic

ballsofsteelandfury

Exactly!

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

There is good per capita data available, and by good data I mean data that is missing undiagnosed and people not tested are of course missing.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I keep telling myself that we’re not doing THAT badly, but we did seem to be doing much better.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

If you want to cheer yourself up, think about the unknown cases which are probably somewhere between 4 and 20 times the reported amount.

Sharkbait

Well I sure as shit didn’t miss the Islanders goal Horn and yes chant

The Maestro

Testing the image uploader…

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Brick Meathook

Shrink-wrapped jet engine:

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Redshirt

Reds starting pitcher goes 6.2 with 0 runs and 11 Ks. Reds offense explodes for 9 runs.

Let’s see how the bullpen blows this one.

Redshirt

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Senor Weaselo

I think someone kidnapped the real Sonny Gray.

Sharkbait

Testing uploading from my phone

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Redshirt

If Trump had gotten to own a NFL team like he really wanted, he would’ve used his connections to become NFL Commissioner, Obama wouldn’t have made fun of him in the 2011 White House Press Correspondents dinner and he wouldn’t have ran for President and we wouldn’t be in this mess.

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LemonJello

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So…Roger Goodell is a National Disgrace?

Unsurprised

Yeah, and if Bud Selig hadn’t convinced the other owners that George W. Bush was too incompetent to run the Rangers, let alone run the league as the next commissioner, well …

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Or my preference; he would have just got murdered by one of the many contractors he didn’t pay.

Unsurprised

If that doesn’t speak to how worthless the mob is, idk

The Maestro

I’m disappointed I haven’t heard a “POTVIN SUCKS” in the Rangers-Isles game.

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Sharkbait

I could yell it. Will that help?

LemonJello

Couldn’t hurt.

Unsurprised

Oh, I guess I should mention that the two weeks passed and I didn’t get it from whoever in my office did caught the bug.

Also, it seems the ex-Deadspin folks picked the perfect time to start a new blog. Although I guess it really isn’t like they’re all about that Stick To Sports shit. And I can only imagine how insufferable Big Daddy Drew has been since March.

Gratliff

Hire Mike Tunison, cowards

Unsurprised

He has a substack and his posts on the Red Scare subreddit are okay. It’s weird that they never had him on the pod as a victim of #MeToo.

Viva La Tabula Raza

I saw somewhere out of the corner of my eye that it might be a $$$ site. Yeah, I’m going to pay money to read about something that isn’t happening, i.e. USA-type sports.

Unsurprised

Fuck that noise

Unsurprised

If Trump gets screwed but his lawyers actually get paid for once, good on them.

But any other lawyers stupid enough to work for that deadbeat piece of shit deserve to be swindled like the fucking dunces they are.

litre_cola

I am reading the book USFL :Football for a Buck right now. It is very good.

herodotus450

The sequel, A Buck for Football: The Joe Buck Story is pretty good too.

LemonJello

The porn parody A Fuck for Bootyball didn’t fare as well.

King Hippo

Of course, NEVAR forget John Kruk’s A Buck For A Ball

Dunstan

“Bastard stole my title.” — Lance Armstrong

Viva La Tabula Raza

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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

THIS GUY DONALD TRUMP I CALL HIM LEATHERFACE CAUSE HE’S RESPONSIBLE FOR A MASSACRE IN TEXAS.
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LemonJello

**Laughs in Spanish**
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Gratliff

Oh hey. The guy who started a bullshit Conservative student group in his 70s that now spends all its resources resisting mask mandates is dead from covid. Life sure is funny sometimes.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/29/turning-point-usa-founder-dies-coronavirus-complications-387077

Viva La Tabula Raza

Well, it’s not “instant,” but it’ll do.

Gumbygirl

I hope it was slow moving extremely painful karma!

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I’ve been trying to figure out whether or not he was at that Turning Point rally in Phoenix. If so, he probably caught it there.

King Hippo

I like this new, much less subtle God. Not that these fuckshits will GET THE HINT or anything.

Game Time Decision

if I’m an NFL player, I’m taking the year off. There’s no way to stay safe with what they are planning. I’m expecting to see some really, Really, REALLY bad football for a few weeks before the season gets shut down.

Viva La Tabula Raza

Finally, today is the 34th anniversary of the USFL v NFL case reaching its conclusion. And Donald Trump has been paying us all back for that for nearly 4 years. Well, Canadian members, not as much.

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Senor Weaselo

Meanwhile Joe Kelly got eight games for buzzing Bregman and telling Correa, and I quote Dusty on this, “Nice swing, bitch!”

Please note the number of games the Dirt 500s players got in total.

Game Time Decision

Thats 22 games up in Canada

The Maestro

Folks. Hope you’re well. I’m doing great. I spent the last eight days busting my ass with various work projects in anticipation of Lady Maestro’s parents coming to stay with us for the week. I just finished today. And then I just got a phone call saying they’re not coming after all. So I have all this work done ahead of schedule, a whole week ahead looking clear, and no in-laws in my house after all. It’s time to drink all the homemade cider and watch some goddamn hockey.

Senor Weaselo

And drama-free hockey because it’s not your team in it! Well, sorry about that but you know what I mean.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Viva La Tabula Raza

I’d be satisfied with that outcome.

LemonJello

Sounds like everything is coming up Maestro!
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