Your Sunday Night Football Open Thread

It’s not often you get a whole boxcar to yourself but the thing is you can’t very much enjoy it. The rocking motion puts you to sleep, over and over again. I was headed west on the Pennsylvania ’cause I heard there was a get-together around New Goshen, Indiana-never heard of it before but what else was there to do? You never know with these meetups. Sometimes 5 folks showed, sometimes 20, sometimes 50. The big ones a real hoot, plenty of drinking and swapping of stories both real and tall. Where was I? Ah, the sleeping. I don’t dream much anymore but I dreamt of Johnny last night. I knew because I woke in a sweat that was both cold and warm. That hadn’t happened in a while. Hope it doesn’t happen again soon.

I met him in boot camp-I’d gotten kicked out of the house, there was a war on that the U.S. had recently joined and I figured I’d do my part. He was there on the bus headed to the base. You couldn’t miss him. Bright red hair, pale skin like it was a thin cotton bedsheet. He was getting a ribbing from some guys and wasn’t getting upset about it, kept his cool. I noticed that about him. After we got our brushcuts the jokes died down a little but not with our drill instructor-he lit into Johnny something fierce but Johnny would just take it, I mean what could he do, jaw back at him? I figured our instructor needed a whipping boy and Johnny could take it so that’s how it went.

The first time we were all allowed off the base Johnny wore this bright red bandana or maybe it was a neckerchief?, around his neck. I couldn’t believe it. He was inviting all kinds of shit-talking but it occurred to me that this kid, a kid just like me, was his own man. From that day forward we buddied up. Most times when guys rode him he smiled and looked down like he had some sort of secret he was gonna keep to himself. Things got rough a few times and we got into some scraps but nothing serious.

We made it through boot camp easy and were sent to England in mid-May of ’44. Things were coming to a head, there were so many rumors flying round but I knew we would be seeing some action. Sure enough, we found ourselves on a transport ship headed to ‘Utah Beach’. I thought it was kinda funny that them Frenchman had a beach with the same name of one of our states. Johnny was sitting across from me and we were both nervous as hell but we kept looking at each other and it was unspoken, ‘I’ve got your back and you got mine’. Just before we were about to jump out he yelled at me to get my attention and I saw that he had his ‘lucky’ red bandana tucked in his chest pocket. Big grin on his face. I laughed.

We made sure we were no more than 3 yards from each other as we made our way forward. Out of the corner of my eye I saw Johnny fall backward, his face in the sand. I rolled him over and he was done for. It looked like the bullet he took hit his shoulder and went into his neck. His eyes were glazed over, his mouth was moving and nothing was coming out. Then his eyes rolled back into his head and time seemed to hang in the air for a bit. I couldn’t see anything around me, there was no gunfire, no explosions. But then a bullet grazed my arm, stinging me back to now. I grabbed his lucky bandana out of his pocket and moved forward with the rest of the unit.

I couldn’t tell you what happened the next few days-I remember anger, fear, desperation, dread and other stuff all jumbled together as one. It was night near a fire later on when I was eating my rations that I ‘came to’. I dropped my food and wandered a little bit, finding a shed that I collapsed into and I began sobbing. I cried for a long time, so long that I pissed myself, not that it mattered one bit.

I kept hold of his bandana in the belief that the luck would work for me if it didn’t for him. It’s usually folded away among my things but when we have these get-togethers I tuck one corner of it in my front pocket and let it hang down. You see, you’ve got to stand out in some way so that you can be identified by your brothers. At one of my first ones a guy asked me what my nickname was. “Nickname? I never thought about it”. This old fella said, “Look over there, that’s Doulbledown Pete, over there’s Triple Trouble and that guy’s Frank Fancy. You gotta have a name.” I looked down at the bandana trailing out of my pocket, “I guess my name’s Johnny, Dead Johnny, is what it is.” The old man looked at me, turning the name over in his mind, “Dead Johnny… Dead Johnny… damn, that’s a good one, folks’ll remember that one for sure!”

And that’s how I got my name, and I gotta admit it’s catching on. What is it, ’48? Maybe 1949? I’ve been at this now for a few years anyway and the name is starting to get around…

/to be continued

TO THE GAME!

Pats/Seahawks:

Cam Newton’s star turn last week caused many to overlook the fact that the entire receiving corps went 10 for 96 yards. That’s 2019 Michael Thomas numbers! Needless to say, this isn’t the most opportune time to get the passing game going. So look for more of Pats wr’s not being able to get separation and Cam trying to make the best of it.

Enjoy.

 

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Viva La Tabula Raza

“I got your soon-to-be-ex-wife’s phone number from the 8 times you contacted divorce lawyers today. She’s a pretty hot number!”

herodotus450

Belichick’s face/mask combo looks like someone trying to cram a C-cup into an A-cup bra.

herodotus450

Mind you I’ve only ever heard of these things called breasts…

litre_cola

Eat more soy.

Viva La Tabula Raza

There are places on the internet that can give you a little more information. Just don’t do that search on your work computer.

Doktor Zymm

I’ve had ill-fitting bras before, but thank goodness they didn’t do what his mask is doing

Recovery Whiskey

It looks like an 8th graders jock

clint greasewood

Charmslinger

Mr. Ayo

MVP!

Russell Wilson has 7 passing TDs so far this season.

Russell Wilson has 7 incompletions so far this season.

Recovery Whiskey

But he plays for Seattle. Can’t vote for them. — NFL Media

Mr. Ayo

Update:
8 Passing TDs.
7 Incompletions.

Doktor Zymm

David Moore, David Moore, Catching in his hand
David Moore, David Moore, his feet are on the land

litre_cola

Jacobs needs 20 pts tomorrow Zymm. Weekend salvaged (nawt really)

Doktor Zymm

20.22 points to be exact, or possibly 20.23 since no idea if we have tie breakers

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Doktor Zymm

Ugh, 20.32, I math for a living but I blame booze and stress

Fronkenshteen

He takes from the rich, and gives to the POOOOOR…

King Hippo

RW really do throw a pretty deep ball.

litre_cola

I haz win in Hippo pool!

Recovery Whiskey

Ciara is that you

King Hippo

well, my tits ARE growing…

Viva La Tabula Raza

My great-Aunt Clara went out for cigarettes in 1947 and never came back. The family consensus is foul play. She did hang out with shady characters and was a bit of a town pump/round-heels, from what I have been informed.
OH, CIARA!! sorry…

Horatio Cornblower

Well, only once he’s married.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Things To Do In Denver When Your Still-Beating Heart Has Been Ripped Out Of Your Chest.

Recovery Whiskey

Super Bowl 48 memories

Recovery Whiskey

Aw yissss

Doktor Zymm

Look, it’s a conflict, yet no one deployed gas or rubber bullets!

Recovery Whiskey

Its a super spreader event

King Hippo

thought the 500s already played??

King Hippo

Are they fightin’ or fuckin’?

/it’s all teh same

TheRevanchist

Eject Metcalf!

Recovery Whiskey

Nah

Mr. Ayo

Gilmore started that! Eject his butthurt ass.

Viva La Tabula Raza

Make him go protest with the BLM folks down in Portland!

TheRevanchist

But he’s going against a couple of my FF teams. Everyone knows my team matters more than the game.

Mr. Ayo

Well he’s on my FF team and my needs are more important than yours.

rockingdog

supposed ta be some major surf out here in the north east
think im gonna go for a little jog in the morning to check it out

Horatio Cornblower

yes, another major rain storm is going to just miss us while getting all of the fish nice and wet.

I’m beginning to take this drought personally.

Viva La Tabula Raza

Is that you, Johnny Utah?

King Hippo

Callback to that Glorious Al Groh Jest season

clint greasewood

No mention of the stripped USC title for Carrol

Recovery Whiskey

We hated him then

Mr. Ayo

AD with the dagger! RIP Nuggets.

Fronkenshteen

Wait…Adrian Peterson has a son called “Nuggets”?

King Hippo

why are we designing cars to keep Darwinism from doing what the gene pool needs?

Senor Weaselo

I thought the point of technology was to prevent Darwinism from taking its course. So thank you, glasses, for otherwise a sabertooth tiger surely would have eaten me. Yes, even now.

Doktor Zymm

I’m amazed how many people get ingrown toenails. Seems like that should have been bred out long ago

King Hippo

Has this turned into a quality FITBAW match? My brain is too fuckety to make sense of anything.

Mr. Ayo

HOX games don’t start until the 4th quarter, so not yet.

King Hippo

so ur telling me teh 1st fish is yet 2 b tossed??

Doktor Zymm

Is it a rite of passage in the Belichick family to pick something that makes you look like a schlub? The cutoff hoodie, the ape drape, Bill’s pa probably wore brown shoes with black pants. It’s all a ploy to make them seem harmless…

Sharkbait

ape drape

And now I’ve got this song stuck in my head:

Doktor Zymm

And I don’t give a damn
Cause I am what I am
Even if it’s really really bad”

Recovery Whiskey

Thats what Cam gives you

Horatio Cornblower

Steve Belichek wearing that mask implies that the Patriots have mistakenly given the defensive secondary coach position to a meth addict that was trying to hold them up for fix money.

Sharkbait

Also I made Obatzda this weekend. I suggest the collective also make it:
https://tarasmulticulturaltable.com/obatzda-bavarian-cheese-and-beer-dip/

yeah right

As a resident old guy there have been several ads today with songs from the 60’s.
The fucking sixties! Who are they targeting? Those motherfuckers are dead!

Adjust your demographics yo!

Senor Weaselo

Horatio Cornblower

Just saw the episode a couple of days ago. They murdered ‘Glee’, and I was there for it!

Viva La Tabula Raza

Born in 1959, I would much more appreciate 1970s or 1980s songs. But I don’t get too exercised about it, wish they would play a little more R&B rather than pop music.

Doktor Zymm

When does a song go public domain?

Doktor Zymm

What does DK stand for and is it Donkey Kong?

Recovery Whiskey

Close.

DeKaylin Zecharius

Horatio Cornblower

I’d go by DK as well.

Recovery Whiskey

Belichick with the mouth jock

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Doktor Zymm

Are y’all in SoCal also getting all the Prop 22 commercials?

yeah right

Maybe but I’m fast forwarding so not ingesting.

Gumbygirl

Ugh, yeah. I’m going to have to sit down and read the damn things, seems like there are a bajillion of them. Hey, did you get your absentee ballot yet? When are they sending them out?

Doktor Zymm

Not yet, but it’s still way early. I’m guessing everything will show up start of oct

Recovery Whiskey

Gotta respect that NFC Best

Sharkbait

NBC really made a quarantine sitcom? That’s CBS territory.

Gumbygirl

It would be a drama set in a hospital on CBS.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Intubation Theater

King Hippo

BUT IS IT IN CHI****???

Gumbygirl

Elsewhere.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Based off the movie, because the movie was HILARIOUS!

Gumbygirl

Gumby just told me he filled out a “questioneer.” And that’s why I love him!

Viva La Tabula Raza

What did he do in the Navy?

Gumbygirl

Nav ET on submarines. He’s smart as hell, but still got that Yinzer charm!

Horatio Cornblower

If I lived in Pittsburgh I’d also probably try to spend as much time underwater as possible.

Gumbygirl

It has a certain louche charm.

Viva La Tabula Raza

I maxed my ASVAB and they wanted me to go ET/EM/MM nuke. I told them I didn’t want to sign up for six in case I hated it. Turned out I made the right choice for myself.

Gumbygirl

He didn’t go for nuke because he was worried about the math, and they were all dweebs. He did have theASVAB score, but it seemed like too much work! He signed up for six, which is why I thought he was joking when he joined. I thought that until the night before he went to boot camp when his dad asked if I wanted to go to the airport with them. Nobody we knew was in the military, unless a judge sent them there!

JimU

Cam Newton’s ESPN picture really is something.

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Recovery Whiskey

Dickson buried it

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Recovery Whiskey

Belichick’s mask is dumber than shit

Doktor Zymm

I’ve yet to see it covering his mouth and nose at the same time.

Viva La Tabula Raza

No one will point this out to him because everyone wants him to get COVID and die.

Doktor Zymm

I guess I appreciate that he’s at least trying, unlike Petey.

Recovery Whiskey

Pete’s got Bill Gates vaccines

Mr. Ayo

And microchip

Doktor Zymm

There wouldn’t be any missing children if we microchipped them all, but where would QANON be then?

Viva La Tabula Raza

Nowhere, where they belong?

Mr. Ayo

The chips don’t work on the island.

litre_cola

Wasn’t planning on drinking today due to sad day tomorrow. Best friend came over, with a case of wine at noon.

Bring on the sads!

Doktor Zymm

If you know it’s gonna be a shit day anyway, sometimes it’s a relief to be able to blame some of it on a hangover

litre_cola

Angry words I was going to say, I won’t because I am an adult an think it will be due to the booze.

Doktor Zymm

Has the pandemic interfered with their ability to get fish throwing shots for Seattle prime time games? THE HORROR!

Sharkbait

What about the B roll??!?

litre_cola

Jerome Bettis is from Detroit.

Recovery Whiskey

Too soon

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I certainly wish someone had brought this up when he played in the superb owl there, the media really missed that one.

Fronkenshteen

Loved watching him run at Notre Dame.

I’ll see myself out

rockingdog

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Recovery Whiskey

Surprised Al isn’t whining about South Alaska

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Let’s check.

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Welp….

Recovery Whiskey

That was a week ago jesus fuck my lungs have barely recovered.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I just checked, smoke is down a bit, but still raging in places.

Recovery Whiskey

AQI Seattle is a 6 which is basically hipster farts. The sunset and air are amazing right now. First time in about 10 days

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Amazing footage if you are interested:

Viva La Tabula Raza

 “Do you believe in climate change! NO!” 

Doktor Zymm

Happy that thin green line has established itself along the coast. I assume everyone inland has AC, since it regularly gets hell-hot there, they can deal better

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

If it has not burned down anyway.

Mr. Ayo

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rockingdog

oh thats good

Viva La Tabula Raza

Disappointed Snoop not burning a spliff with Willie and drinking Corona.

Fronkenshteen

Cam has no mouth guard and is chewing gum? That’s badass.

Senor Weaselo

Probably also not the greatest idea.

Doktor Zymm

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Chicken.

Viva La Tabula Raza

Hope he doesn’t run out of bubble gum.comment image

Game Time Decision

nailed it

Mr. Ayo

Nailed it!

— B. Walsh

Recovery Whiskey

We will never forget the Blair Walsh Project

litre_cola

OK, enough fucking around. Bring back the announcers from game A last Monday.

2020 is shit, NO MORE COLLINSWORTH

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I took my headphones off for approximately 10 second and that was enough to get back to some Led Zep.

Recovery Whiskey

Not Stairway then

Doktor Zymm

I bet he drinks Whiteclaw and keeps accidentally calling it Zima

litre_cola

#zima4lyfe #maltliquorlyfe

Recovery Whiskey

LOL at the fake crowd noise. Paul Allen would approve

Mr. Ayo

Fake crowd noise is the worst thing 2020 has given humanity.

Doktor Zymm

‘Yes, 2020…never before’
-2014 Colts

The Maestro

“BAH GAWD, THAT’S THE SOUND OF ANTEEEEEFA!”

litre_cola

PUT A FACE ON ME – 500s?

rockingdog
Senor Weaselo

That is not the song I expected.

Recovery Whiskey

CableThanos is a hero on local forums

Sharkbait

I approve of the Nirvana bump music

Doktor Zymm

Cuz someone is gonna shoot themselves in the head after this game?

Viva La Tabula Raza

What am I, chopped liver?
—Chris Cornell

Recovery Whiskey

Laughs in Layne Staley

Viva La Tabula Raza

“I’m the man
in the pine box.”

Recovery Whiskey

Courtney Love has entered the chat

Gumbygirl

It was early Heart a little while ago.Good stuff.

Viva La Tabula Raza

Defensive player of last year, defensive goat of the 2nd quarter of this game. Nice job Gilmore.

yeah right

I’m going on record to say that Alex Rodriguez is hands down the worst announcer that anyone ever decided to pay. He’s the fucking worst. I don’t know why I even tried.
Back to football.

Senor Weaselo

It takes us long for the days we wanted Joe Morgan fired…

Doktor Zymm

purty!

Recovery Whiskey

Omg

Fronkenshteen

ZING

Recovery Whiskey

I just waved to y’all

Gumbygirl

From the ferry?

Recovery Whiskey

One of the buildings in that shot. Doxxx

Senor Weaselo

Slacker, you’re not giving the finger?

Viva La Tabula Raza

Exposed ass cheeks would have counted, too.

Doktor Zymm

Doesn’t say what was waved

Doktor Zymm

It’s really a shame that we evolved to have knees and elbows that only bend one direction

Game Time Decision

They bend in both directions, just not usable after it goes the non-natural way

Sharkbait

Evening people.

Stupid Bills failing to cover