Your “Ugh – Just That?!” Tuesday Evening Open Thread

Beerguyrob

Hey look – a Tuesday without football!

Damn – I was getting used to that.

 

NFL Nuggets:

  • The Dolphins have had enough of Ryan Fitzpatrick, so they have decided to move Tua up to first-team and named him the starter for their next game.
    My turn.
    • They are taking advantage of their bye week to get him ready for their game in two weeks against the Rams.
      • One has to think that he’ll be on a short leash, and that if it starts to go the wrong way they’ll put Fitzpatrick back in.
    • The end-quote is just the best:
      • “Regardless of Fitzpatrick’s play, the future is most important for a franchise still emerging from the rubble of the Adam Gase years.”
  • On the topic of pissed-off players, the Cowboys are getting the Aaron Rodgers experience when it comes to Mike McCarthy.
    • One player told an NFL Network reporter that Mike McCarthy’s staff is “totally unprepared. They don’t teach. They don’t have any sense of adjusting on the fly.”
      • It makes sense, since the Cowboys’ defense alone is on pace to give up an all-time worst 581 points, and their offense is mostly the ghost of Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott giving away footballs like he was working a turkey drive.
    • Tellingly, another reporter was told that McCarthy told Jerry Jones in his interview he’d watched all of the Cowboys’ tape, and after he was hired, McCarthy admitted he’d made up such statements.
  • It looks like the NFL is just going to fine the Titans for their COVID maladies rather than take away draft picks or take action against specific individuals.
    • One thing it comes down to was “insufficient communication” regarding outside activities.
  • The Saints are allowed to let fans into the building.
    • They get to start with 3000 fans for their next home game versus the Panthers.
      • After that, they can increase to 6000 & ultimately top out at 15,000 in December if no clusters emerge from the previous games.
    • The mayor’s office said that health & police officials will monitor traditional tail-gating locations to ensure compliance with local ordinances.

It’s a slow day, but imagine my delight when I (re)discovered a song that fits in perfectly with the day.

I haven’t listened to them in a while, mostly because I got older & the stations I listen to in the car (again – old) don’t play them all that often. But then I thought to myself, “Would tWBS have listened to them?” I concluded the answer would be “no”, since Seamus had terrible taste in music. (There’s even a tag saying so on this site, at the bottom of this post.) So I listened, and I liked it.

For those of you in need of something more traditional, vis-à-vis “getting away” music, I offer up a modern version of the standard,

My other choice for discussing “ugh” was just to make fun of Dreamboat.

But then, who needs more of that?


Tonight’s sports:

  • MLB: World Series Game 1
    • Rays vs. Dodgers – 8:00PM | FOX / Sportsnet
      • No one cares much, but Beerguy predicts Dodgers in six.
  • MLS Soccer:
    • Nashville SC vs. FC Dallas – 8:30PM | FS1 / TSN3

I’ve never been happier to have wrestling back than I will tomorrow night, for it will be the clear alternative to baseball. Plus, Joliet Jake should have another fantastic buffet of topics to discuss. So your mission for tonight is to go participate in the Quotables post, get through tonight whilst commenting with your [DFO] comrades, and the bounty of tomorrow awaits.

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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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Brick Meathook

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LemonJello

Terrible potpourri.

TheRevanchist

I have a huge fucking painful zit on my ass cheek. If I let Dr Pimple Popper near it, can I count that as getting to second base?

Brick Meathook

I know a guy in Los Angeles who can help you with that.

Viva La Tabula Raza

My parents love that show. Just thinking about it or seeing an ad for it makes me retch uncontrollably.

Gumbygirl

I will puke if I even think about snot too long.

WCS

Me, every morning when I wake up. Acid reflux disease is a motherfucker.

WCS

So does Buddy.

Horatio Cornblower

THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL! EAGLES!! GIANTS!! SOMEONE’S GOTTA WIN!! Probably. I mean they could tie. It is the NFC East, after all.

WCS

4-4 final

SonOfSpam

Giants get two safeties, Eagles get a FG and and extra point but lose the accompanying touchdown due to a Wentz n-bomb (new rule).

King Hippo

I would absolutely kill to see that happen. Give forth offerings to Jobu.

monty this seems strange to me

It’s not gonna be 4-4 once the Senate rams through this confirmation.

Sharkbait

I believe that would be scorigami

TheRevanchist

Stupid Tampa. They have one job. One!

Horatio Cornblower

Yes. To lose to LA so that I can bask in the glory of both them and the Astros losing, while conveniently forgetting that both went farther than the Yankees.

Viva La Tabula Raza

Fuck the Dodgers.
—Chavez Ravine Residents from the 1950s.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chavez_Ravine

Last edited 1 month ago by Viva La Tabula Raza
TheRevanchist

Conversely, I would say I loved the old Candlestick, but that would be a lie.

SonOfSpam

Defeat MRSA?

monty this seems strange to me

Is this World Series best 1 out of 1?

King Hippo

They are gonna rock-paper-scissors the other 6.

Horatio Cornblower

My son tried my beer, Focal Banger from The Alchemist, grimaced and said “Are you sure this didn’t go bad like, three years ago?”

I’m raising a goddamn Philistine.

monty this seems strange to me

GETCHER HANDS OFF MY BEER YOU LITTLE PUNK

WCS

Someone’s sleeping in the shed tonight.

SonOfSpam

Get him some Schafer. Don’t waste money til he’s ready.

Horatio Cornblower

He just doesn’t like beer.

Gin, on the other hand…

SonOfSpam

Learn him to like beer. Learn him good.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Probably goes to UConn

Horatio Cornblower

/hangs head

Yeah. He did.

Horatio Cornblower

I’m not really one for the, as the kids say, ‘reefer’, but having seen that ad for a Kristin Chenoweth game show based on Candyland I now want to smoke a whole bunch of pot and just wander the set like a deranged Godzilla, eating everything in sight.

Dunstan

Ok, old-timer. The kids have moved on to calling it marijuana, or “Madge.” I know what goes on in the discothesques.

SonOfSpam

Thought it was called blow or crank. Molly.

monty this seems strange to me

There’s already a deranged Godzilla, his name is Godzilla.

Horatio Cornblower

Dave Roberts’s decision to pull a dominant Kershaw after 78 pitches seems questionable in light of recent developments.

TheRevanchist

As a Giants fan, I wish he would have left Kershaw in for a complete game.

King Hippo

Que lastima, thought maybe you’d be another #BFIB supporter.

Horatio Cornblower

One of those is quiet enough, Sir.

TheRevanchist

I cannot support any team that kills traffic on the 5, 10, and 110. All I want to do is go to IKEA for some crappy furniture and lunch.

Recovery Whiskey

A quick check of the WS score indicates that LA is pretty much treating TB like Arizona treated Dallas

Horatio Cornblower

That’s bullshit.

The baseball game is much closer.

ballsofsteelandfury

These Dodgers are prettay prettay prettay good.

SonOfSpam

Biden dropped a new ad during the WS, NARRATED BY SAM ELLIOTT.

/writes Game Over in my notebook
//sips orange wheat beer
///rubs nutmeg on junk

herodotus450

Well they don’t call it foodmeg, I guess.

King Hippo

It is nice when my team runs a competent goddamned campaign. I sure sleep much better, anyway.

SonOfSpam

It’s been surprisingly derp-free to this point. There are smart people in charge.

(and I hope the “Kasich may be part of the cabinet” was a joke meant to further crazy-make the Bernie contingent)

King Hippo

All the “maybe” stuff is just to look as normal and non-scary as possible. The key is how big the Senate majority be.

SonOfSpam

I’m optimistic it’s 52-48.

Then, seek and destroy.

Horatio Cornblower

The pandemic is the best thing that could have happened to Biden. Trump handled it about as badly as possible, and Biden had to stay inside and away from microphones for an extended period.

SonOfSpam

Absolutely.

Unsurprised

All it took was something that will kill half of us if we get it.

Viva La Tabula Raza

Now they need to get US Marshal Raylan Givens to do a similar piece. And Boyd Crowder guy too.

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BrettFavresColonoscopy

That ad for Giants-Iggles TNF couldn’t even hide how bad that game is going to be.

herodotus450

And the score of the basedball game is–oh look, there’s some paint drying over there!

Dunstan

This Mookie Betts guy is pretty good.

herodotus450

Just not sure which part of his name is some outdated ethnic slur, though.

Gratliff

Michael K Williams’ character in Lovecraft Country is all over the place and he’s still fantastic

SonOfSpam

I liked the scene where he spit on his (censored) and slammed the guy up against the (censored) so he could (censored) his (censored) into the guy’s (censored) and (censored) him til he (censored), at which point he dropped down and (censored) the guy’s (censored).

I suppose if we’re striving for total honesty, I didn’t really like that scene. Good series though.

Dunstan

(looks at first picture of post)

God damn, Alicia Silverstone was hot. (Still not bad, judging from some quick google-stalking)

Unsurprised

I can’t help but find it fitting that the guy playing the federal courts (let’s be clear, they mean the Supreme Court) in their little Zoom RPG was jerking off in everyone else’s faces because he didn’t care about what they were saying and doing because they don’t have to care and they already know the end before they are even asked the question.

King Hippo

Holy cats, in Week 7, I am going with the dreaded 2-TE alignment for my money team.

/for the un-initiated, this is the fantasy equivalent of hand-writing drafts of one’s suicide note

Brocky

I always try to grab to top 10 TEs in my league. helps I have 2 flex spots. they’re more likely to not have to share targets compared to receivers

King Hippo

Mine are gonna be Hunter Henry and Gronk. Guessing a combined line of 7-42-0

litre_cola

The waiver process in that league confuses me.

SonOfSpam

(shrug) I just use it to pick and new defense every week and it works because I’m 2-4 so far.

litre_cola

How is the order decided??? I never pick up shit and am at the bottom!

SonOfSpam

Reverse order of standings. Ties broken by total points scored.

King Hippo

Reverse record, with overall points as tiebreaker. On the waiver page, it lists the order.

Brocky

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rockingdog

found a funny:

the male version of self care is waking up a little too early and sitting on the ground in the shower

King Hippo

Fucking LOVE these guys, only good thing to come out of the Midlands.

King Hippo

Grat’s post sent me to this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BermIHe03zU

King Hippo

Also remember this when it becomes clear that Herr Fuhrer has lost, and lost badly. The Cult will not be happy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuYSarZXzrE

litre_cola

This is the 1st track from their new album. I hope it doesn’t get too poppy. They did buy a house and live together so during Covid times I assume they would want to kill each other.

scotchnaut

Greatest Upset Ever-I’m going with Canada beating the USSR in 1972. A bunch of out of shape slapdicks pulled out a series win vs the Soviets. This team didn’t have Bobby Hull/Orr on the roster and needed Paul Henderson to knock a puck in with 43 seconds left in the final game so that Canadians could feel good about themselves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMf2fAXPS1Q&ab_channel=HeritageHockey

WCS

Definitely up there, but, Miracle On Ice, Leicester City winning the Premiership, and UMBC beating UVa in the NCAA Tourney are all in consideration.

Gratliff

Lithuania vs NBA All Stars

King Hippo

UMBC gets my vote. That was a jaw dropper.

Redshirt

Yeah. It was not only so unexpected, it was dominant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snISurWcFo8

King Hippo

Yeah, that’s what gets it over the line. You kept expecting Wahoowa to at least make a run, but the Doggies kept their collective boot firmly on the collective throat.

Horatio Cornblower

I may have mentioned this before, (in which case just groan ‘Oh Christ not this again’ and stop reading), but I was playing poker at a friend’s house the night of that game. His son swam for UMBC, so we were following the game. At the end he calls his son and that’s when we learned that UMBC is a commuter school and that there were about 30 people on campus at the time.

scotchnaut

Giants beating the undefeated Pats in 2007 should be up there. I told my gambling addict buddy to go all in on the Giants. He followed my advice and rewarded me with an insanely expensive bottle of scotch.

Gratliff

Vince is writing Trump’s speeches now.

Trump in Erie, PA: "Before the plague came in, I had it made. I wasn't coming to Erie. I mean, I have to be honest: there's no way I was coming. I didn't have to. I would have called you and said `hey Erie, you know, if you have a chance get out and vote.' We had this thing won."

— Josh Wingrove (@josh_wingrove) October 21, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldqmPL236CA

WCS

Tony Lewis died yesterday. An overlooked ’80s gem.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtcCwl_sUWw&ab_channel=TheOutfieldVEVO

King Hippo

I had their album on cassette, liked having it on me Walkman while I mowed the grass.

/probably why I’m deaf-ish in my right ear now

SonOfSpam

I guess he’s on a vacation far away.

Horatio Cornblower

Great. My wife loves that song, to the point that I have it as her ringtone on my phone. Now every time she calls I’m going to think of this joke and laugh.

King Hippo

I car danced to this earlier today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vS1Hf3CVGs

King Hippo

Also this (yes, I am a hipster-ish doofus):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4V5Zoe84BjE

King Hippo

such British teeth ,, amirite??

King Hippo

oh man, wouldn’t that be great?

Don T

BREAKING: That yooge pre-dinner Cuba Libre was enoug—
/empty glass falls to floor

Brocky

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month of macabre continues….

while “bad times at the el royale” was not considered a horror movie by traditional standards, there were reports of terrified viewers after seeing it.

suddenly every guy everywhere became worried that their significant other would leave them in pursuit of shirtless chris Hemsworth

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Don T

I too was startled by “Lambada: The Forbidden Dance”

WCS

Colorgard commercial: “You’re clearly someone who takes care of themself.”

Me: Bites into another Taco Bell burrito

Redshirt

(scoffs) “Amature!”

– Me, with mouthful, while eating a footlong pizza sub, while driving safely

WCS

Safer than cereal.
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BrettFavresColonoscopy

How the fuck is it only Tuesday

scotchnaut

“Wait till BFC gets a load of me”.

-Wednesday

Redshirt

“Hey, save a piece for me!”

– Thursday

King Hippo

Nah, Thursdays are great, we get FITB….

oh yeah, NFC East

litre_cola

Battle for 1st!

blaxabbath

I’m not “all into music” like the rest of yinz but I did stumble across The Colour and the Shape, which I hadn’t heard for a while. That improved my ride home.

scotchnaut

Your comment reminded me of this The Canuck dude by the name of Dallas Green-he called himself ‘City and Colo”U”r’ so that he wouldn’t be confused with some baseball manager. This tune has an amazing guitar riff and a superb bassline. The tune is “Fragile Bird”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iunE-X78e3U&ab_channel=CityAndColourVEVO

Don T

I put that tune on a playlist when you mentioned it way back. It’s great! Can’t play this one, but I’ll take the “country” as a #Win

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Game Time Decision

I always think this is the Black Keys. Not sure why

scotchnaut
WCS

My favorite album of the 2010s.

King Hippo

Very few rock bands are as consistently good as The Black Keys. I’d say them and White Stripes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OyytKqYjkE

Redshirt

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Sorry for posting an Editorial Cartoon, but I just thought we all needed a taste of how politics are supposed to work.

(Source: Steve Breen – San Diego Union-Tribune)

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Don T

* Scoff * Too subtle!
-Ben Garrison

King Hippo

You want to defuse this whole “reform the federal courts” stuff, which the Dems are 100% going to do?

Get Clarence’s fat ass to retire, seat both Merrick Garland and the crazy lady. Roberts is young, and he seems the typical “establishment conservative who is scared shitless of the authoritarianism.”

Don’t like him being the swing vote, but such is life.

Unsurprised

“establishment conservative who is scared shitless of the authoritarianism.”

King Hippo

But the alternative is a hellscape where fucking GORSUCH is the swing vote. Praying we gets to 53+ Senators.

Unsurprised

Congress can eliminate the entire judiciary with a single line of legislation. And I’d be slipping that amendment into every fucking bill if I were in Congress just to show how the federal courts have zero legitimacy.

These cocksuckers want to be originalist? The third branch is John Roberts. And as much as I dislike him and his political and jurisprudential thinking, I’d be okay with that because it’s so absurd it’s hilarious.

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blaxabbath

#PACKIT

Unsurprised

I’m going to hunt you for sport for sharing this.

blaxabbath

Man, I was hoping for some NFL this afternoon. Fortunately I got The Wire on Hulu so I’ll be just fine.

Right now they’re rounding up the hoppers to go sell in Hampsterdam.

Don T

Bunny is freekin osom.

blaxabbath

Damn — and Fitz cheering on Tua entering the game nearly made Quotables this week….

TheRevanchist

Sounds like McCarthy could use some training instruction from Miami. At least they are heading first into Tua days for their workouts.

Gratliff

Regarding all the uproar of John Kasich getting his grease-soaked hands on a cabinet position: I’m okay with it as long as he’s joined by a protestor dressed in black bloc who signs documents with the end of a still-dripping wire hanger, in the interest of balance and all that.

herodotus450

Counting their chickens before they hatch–actually, Kasich probably supports that idea.
/An abortion joke, you see.

Redshirt

Yeah, even I think giving Kasich a cabinet position is bullshit.

The “Ohio Miracle” he spoke so much about in 2016 was because he cut all funding to the counties and locals cities, towns and villages to the point where the roads are falling apart, drug use have skyrocket to levels that makes COVID-19 blush, and villages are voting themselves out of existence because they can’t afford to take care of themselves.

In conclusion, if we get to the point where Republicans are lined in against a blood-stained, bullet-holed wall, he’s not the first group, but he’s not that far from the top.

Last edited 1 month ago by Redshirt
Gratliff

*nods in hoagie*
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blaxabbath

I want to run for office just to eat my across America for months at a time.

Redshirt

(artists conception of Blaxabbath the night of the Iowa caucus)
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Unsurprised

At least Trump would have the fucking decency to keep him out of government.

Viva La Tabula Raza

Mike McCarthy’s staff is “totally unprepared. They don’t teach. They don’t have any sense of adjusting on the fly.”
This is what would have happened if Donald Trump had succeeded in purchasing the Buffalo Bills.

WCS

If he did, we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in.

Viva La Tabula Raza

Yep.

Unsurprised

This is the football equivalent of Bud Selig beating out George W. Bush to be MLB commissioner because Selig convinced the other owners Bush was too incompetent for the job.

scotchnaut

“Half-Time Adjustments. How Do They Work?”

-Team Juggalos coaches Coughlin, McAdoo and Shurmur

Unsurprised

That’s unfair to Juggalos

scotchnaut

Speaking of getting away-probably the only belly laugh I ever had watching Seinfeld was when Newman told Kramer that he had booked Christopher Cross for his 1999 New Years Eve party. It was so random, so out of the blue…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzgQoGvSKA4&ab_channel=Prontent

Gratliff

FAKE NEWS
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Gratliff

AEW Dark has 16 matches for some reason, which is produced in such a way that it looks like you’re playing a wrestling video game and smashing the skip button through all the cut scenes.

Joliet Jake Delhomme

Its weird that they had Allie break up with QT and go back to being Bunny with the Butcher and the Blade on Dark.

Redshirt

You know what, just give me the head coaching job for the Dallas Cowboys.

With my watching Dalton and Elliot in Cincinnati and Ohio State, plus my knowledge of defense from Madden NFL games, I can easily get 7-9 out of this club and the NFC East crown with it.

Redshirt

Oh, don’t tempt me.

My first coaches meeting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9YsOMXFte0&t=5m45s