Your “And In The Distance, A Light Flickered…” Saturday Evening Open Thread

Beerguyrob

Shh…

Listen – in the distance…

It’s faint right now, but familiar. It’s a comforting sound, one that brings to mind hope, and glory.

But also pain. The heartache of allowing yourself to be vulnerable. To wanting something you know you can’t have.

Yet, you must. You need to feel alive. And this will give you that feeling again. It’s not a first love or a fond memory, but it is something you need to feel… alive.

OH YEAH – HOCKEY IS BACK, MOTHERFUCKERS! IT IS A TIME TO REJOICE, AND LET THE SEVEN TRUMPETS BE SOUNDED BY THE SEVEN ANGELS!

Oh, and there’s basketball.


Tonight’s sports:

  • NHL:
    • Montreal Canadiens vs. Pittsburgh Penguins – 8:00PM | NBC / CBC / Sportsnet
    • Winnipeg Jets vs. Calgary Flames – 10:30PM | NBCSN / CBC / Sportsnet
  • MLB:
    • Cincinnati Reds at Detroit Tigers – 6:00PM | FS1
    • Phillies at Blue Jays – 6:30PM | Sportsnet360
      • from who knows where. Maybe Buffalo; maybe Philadelphia.
    • Yankees at Red Sox – 7:00PM | FOX
  • NBA:
    • New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Clippers – 6:00PM | ESPN / TSN3
    • Los Angeles Lakers vs. Toronto Raptors – 8:30PM | ESPN / Sportsnet1
  • MLS is Back Tournament:
    • San Jose Earthquakes vs. Minnesota United – 8:00 PM | ESPN2 / TSN
    • New York City FC vs. Portland – 10:30 PM | FS1 / TSN
  • Southern Hemisphere Tackle Sports:
    • Super Rugby Aotearoa:
      • Blues vs. Highlanders – 11:30 PM | ESPN2
  • Fisticuffs:
    • Showtime Championship Boxing:
      • Fulton vs. Leo –  9:00 PM | SHO / TSN2
    • UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan
      • Prelims – 7:00PM | ESPN+ / TSN5
      • Main Card – 9:00PM | ESPN+ / TSN3

With this in mind, there will be no playoff previews until after the play-in round is over. No one cares about the NCAA play-in games except for that school’s fans; such as it is with the NHL. When it’s Cup time, it’ll be preview time.

Still – look at this bounty we have been given, and rejoice in the Lord.

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Beerguyrob
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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BrettFavresColonoscopy

Ok, where the fuck is everybody? It’s not THAT late, and it’s not like you should be at bars.

Unsurprised

Bed.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

What the shit!? Greene is out?!

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Getting Zach Williams back is big for GWS. Not as big as Greene but Williams’s speed is a huge asset.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Um, that’s not what I was told HNIC stood for

Unsurprised

Tarantino may have been fudging things

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Unsurprised

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Spur

Spur

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ballsofsteelandfury

AFL is on ESPN2 if anyone is interested. Gold Coast v GWS Giants. Pretty good game so far.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

I’m just firing it up, a very balls game, starts with lots of behinds.

Spur

I was an insomniac and remember channel 13 BBC feed playing this

Unsurprised

Never Forget
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Spur

Spur and Daisy Fuentes wish you all a great White History Month

Unsurprised

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ballsofsteelandfury

Good God!

ballsofsteelandfury

SuperRugby has a full house of fans. That’s New Zealand for you.

Gratliff

Lucic being a huge piece of shit? The hell you say

Dunstan

I regret that I have but one +1 to give this comment.

Gratliff

I want to see the Pens fan video screen when the Habs scored the game winner. We deserve it after everything we’ve been through. It can be the new puck daddy eulogy.

Mr. Ayo

I want to see Tappen’s O-face with my wife. If she’s into that. She can also call me puck daddy.

— JR

ballsofsteelandfury

I haven’t seen Morrissey take a hit like that since The Smiths broke up!

King Hippo

Now he knows how Joan of Arc felt

Mr. Ayo

THIS WINNIPEG, I CALL THEM MAX, BECAUSE THEY’RE GOING DOWN.

ballsofsteelandfury

Shorthanded? Shorthanded!

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Gratliff

These may as well be the same high school players that are going to be body-snatching the Marlins, soon. I don’t think I’ve known who plays on either of these teams for 5+ years.

Brick Meathook

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Mr. Ayo

Well done Brick!

Gratliff

This is how drones are made

ballsofsteelandfury

I wonder who Litre_cola is rooting for in this game?

Dunstan

Goddamnit, the coronavirus couldn’t take out Pierre McGuire? That fucker just started yammering about the great burger place in some college town where a particular player went.

Gratliff

Was that particular player Mike Richards?

Dunstan

Honestly, I sort of had a rage-induced mini-stroke, so I couldn’t tell you.

Gratliff

Between 2008 and 2012, he was incredibly horny for Mike Richards any time he called a Flyers game

ballsofsteelandfury

And then they broke up?

Gratliff

Alas, Dry Island was too great a strain on the relationship. You might remember that as the Flyers punishing Richards and Carter by sending them off to win a Stanley Cup together with Simon Gagne in LA.
https://nhl.nbcsports.com/2011/07/25/mike-richards-jeff-carter-and-the-dry-island-two-unnamed-flyers-blame-duos-departure-on-partying/

Gratliff

Also, Justin Williams. It’s very enjoyable to watch my favorite team win Cups 3-5 players at a time

ballsofsteelandfury

Yeah, that was pretty nice of the Flyers to do that.

Gratliff

2/3 of the Flyers top line consists of players Columbus gave them for Carter, and he somehow still ended in LA with a hat trick in the clinching game. Just impressive one-upmanship in the realm of terrible management.

ballsofsteelandfury

Thanks to that trade, Carter ended up marrying Erin Andrews.

Gratliff

And who could blame her
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ballsofsteelandfury

It’s like he has a peephole for his mouth…

Mr. Ayo

Makes sense he would crave a mic dick.

Gratliff

His last social media post was a wrestling tweet. RIP to a real one.

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Unsurprised

The tweet he was originally responding to:
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Gratliff

RIP Wilford Brimley
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Mr. Ayo

I made a really great joke about this on another social media platform.

But in respect to this community I will not copy and paste it here.

King Hippo

WHORE

Gratliff

Does it involve burning the body because I almost made the same joke

ballsofsteelandfury

I wanna hear the dirty joke!

Mr. Ayo

Hippo has slut shamed me. I can’t.

ballsofsteelandfury

Hippo judges everyone. He just hasn’t started his weekly column yet.

Dunstan

I haven’t been this surprised since Abe Vigoda died.

WCS

I am so very angry, I’m just going to let Ron sum it up..
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King Hippo

Hey, at least yinz el beisbol squadron isn’t riddled with #NuAIDS

Gumbygirl

They can’t win when they’re healthy.

Gratliff

Jets are fucked, regardless of sport

King Hippo

the 9/11 curse

King Hippo

/though that just made me wonder – did like every school in Saudi Arabia change its nickname to the Jets?

herodotus450

The Canoodliens!

Gratliff

Love to see vintage Vanilla Price against the loathed Pens

ballsofsteelandfury

Les Canadiens!