Your “Well, Look Who It Is” Thursday Evening Open Thread

Beerguyrob

NFL Nuggets:

  • It’s a quiet day inside the NFL bubble.
    • Today was the deadline for players to voluntarily opt out of the 2020 season & have their contracts roll over to 2021.
      • A total of 66 players officially took the offer prior to the 4:00PM ET deadline.
      • Under the arrangement worked out between the NFL and the NFLPA, a player can still opt out later if one of the following applies:
        • if that player gets a new diagnosis that he has a high-risk condition; or
        • if a player’s family member dies, is hospitalized or otherwise moves to a medical facility because of COVID-19 or related condition.
    • PFT notes that there are economic incentives for some to opt out.
      • For example, if a player has a $10 million fully-guaranteed salary in 2020, a $10 million non-guaranteed salary in 2021, and half of the 2020 season is lost, the player would receive $5 million in 2020, and $5 million of his $10 million base salary in 2021 would become fully guaranteed.
        • He will actually make more guaranteed money in a year that would have been otherwise non-guaranteed.
  • Someone has finally worked out an approximation of how much money the NFL stands to lose from lost ticket sales.
    • The total amount is estimated to be $7.0 billion.
      • The sum comes from an estimation of the four hottest ticket markets, with an extrapolation for the other 28 teams.
        • In 2020, the hottest tickets were expected to be the Giants & Jets, the Eagles, and the Raiders.
          • These four teams were expected to reap $1.3 billion in initial sales & percentages off of resales.
      • TicketiQ then used each team’s resale markups from 2019 to extrapolate where those prices would have gone in 2020.
        • The loss is estimated at $218 million per team.

Hey look – it’s Beerguyrob, fresh back from a week of… a week. Here’s the Coles’ notes:

  • Riga had to have the dog ACL surgery. 
    • She’s on the shelf until November, at which point both she & Antonio Brown will be eligible to play.
    • Called a Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy, or TPLO, they remove the remnants of the torn Cranial Cruciate Ligament & realign the tibia using a steel plate.
      • In two weeks she can have her cone removed.
      • In four weeks she can go for walks outside the yard for 15-minute walks.
      • In six weeks I return to school, so my summer is now resigned to monitoring her recovery.
  • I suffered a partially dislocated shoulder, which is actually worse than a full dislocation.
    • I was riding my bike, when a jaywalker on her phone walked into the lane in front of me. I hit a wall with my shoulder & heard three distinct pops.
      • Went to a clinic instead of the hospital, because of the COVID. If I still have restricted motion after this week, I have to go in & get a CT Scan.
  • Chores!
    • Instead of just drinking, I got two days of drinking & three days of scraping & removing loose paint from the garage before repainting.

Best laid plans…


Tonight’s sports:

  • NHL:
    • Vegas vs. St. Louis – 6:30PM | NBCSN / Sportsnet360
    • Toronto vs. Columbus – 8:00PM | NBCSN / Sportsnet
    • Calgary vs. Winnipeg – 10:30PM | CNBC / Sportsnet
  • NBA:
    • Los Angeles Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks – 6:30PM | TNT / TSN2
    • Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets – 9:00PM | TNT / TSN2
  • MLS is Back Tournament:
    • Orlando City SC vs. Minnesota United – 8:00PM | ESPN2 / TSN
  • MLB:
    • Toronto at Atlanta – 7:00PM | Sportsnet1
    • Cheatstros at Arizona or Cubs at Royals – 7:00PM | FOX
  • Southern Hemisphere tackle sports:
    • Super Rugby Australia:
      • Rebels vs. Brumbies – 5:00AM | TSN
    • Australian Rules Football:
      • Essendon vs. GWS – 5:30AM | TSN5 / ESPN+

And just like that, I’m done for the week. Balls has something special for you tomorrow, and I’ll be back on the weekend with my usual pre-taped goodness.

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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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[…] I wished for BGR to be rollicking in mirth. Rob ended up having a partially dislocated shoulder and Riga blew out her ACL.  So for tonight, Beerguyrob: I hope your mother is redecorating her place and slathers the guilt […]

Senor Weaselo
Mr. Ayo

This works for the entire division, right?

CHEFS
BONCOS
RIDERS
CHARGES

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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scotchnaut

“Whoa! Too much light, LOL!”

-J. Conrad

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

“Inhumanity, n. One of the signal and characteristic qualities of humanity.”
― Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Nice shot.

Senor Weaselo

The crazy thing is he hit the bumper. The front bumper!

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

And it was not a British Pinto.

Last edited 5 months ago by Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Mr. Ayo

Ah, that explains Beirut.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Raimund Harmstorf and Bud Spencer in They Call Him Bulldozer (1978) aka Uppercut

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Mr. Ayo

Nailed it!

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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scotchnaut

*Peter Parkour working without a web. Not colourized 1915.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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And when Johnny got a little older, all the Kermit puppet could express was shame.

scotchnaut

“The fisting will continue until everyone is happy, damnit!”

-The motto of Jim Henson’s “Muppet Camp”

Beastmode Ate My Baby

Miss Piggy: Come here and tell me about your problems, Kermi-wermie!

Kermit: NEVER CALL ME THAT AGAIN! DO YOU HEAR ME?!! NEVER!!!

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

When the Action Puppet became stiff, crunchy, and stinky, Johnny’s mother had to put it in the wash with the other greens.

scotchnaut

Thirteen games into the MLB season-seems like it’s been going on forever…

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Beastmode Ate My Baby

Two new designs in the HRTN store. I’ll put a link in the HRTN comments tomorrow, which you’re free to ignore.

The link, not HRTN. That’s required reading.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

THALT SHALL NOT BE IGNORED!

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Beastmode Ate My Baby

Counterpoint: I probably will be.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Hey, what happens on Apple’s “help” line is not in my control.

Beastmode Ate My Baby

Ironically (or not) I gave up on Macs after my last one. I really liked the one I had, but then all of Apple’s attention went into the screen instead of RAM, processor speed and HD storage. So I had a PC built that blew away the (then-current) Macs for a few hundred less.

Then I bought a 1st gen Surface Book when they got cheapish as the 2nd gens were coming out, and now I spend far too much time working on it, since it allows me comfy couch time…

scotchnaut

THERE IT IS IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*

*Leafenfreude

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Sorry, I thought you meant the preserved penis of Tom Thumb.

scotchnaut

Mr. Thumb had a big digit.*

*I’ve been told he was not a ‘show-er’, he was in fact, a ‘grow-er’.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I believe you are correct; a man of that stature is prone to losing consciousness around attractive women.

Gratliff

Good night, Leafs

scotchnaut

[bows to Gratliff, extends hand]

“May I have this dance?”

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Is this where they roll up to not lose moisture in desert climates.

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Gratliff

It is crazy how the NRA, a powerful special interest lobbying group, has completely imploded and can muster almost no public support in the face of legal fallout so soon after having so many psychopaths ready to die for them. In many ways, they’re just like the Klan.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Stupidity is infinitely more fascinating that intelligence. Intelligence has its limits while stupidity has none.
– Claude Chabrol

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Unsurprised

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scotchnaut

I don’t get it. The Leafs are playing and I can’t find the game. I’m gonna check to make sure water is still wet.

litre_cola

SPortsnet Ontario. Ice Bombers and Ice Stamps are on SNW and the others

scotchnaut

Thanks so much. Looking for some quality Leafenfreude.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Said the pine to the ash.

scotchnaut

The Leafs can stick that “L” right up their ash.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Quality hate…. I will never let the botany joke go.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

This brought me joy and peace,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkpP-nXFTQg

scotchnaut

LT was particularly harsh with qb’s that were on the downside of their careers.

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