Your “Welcome To Texas!” Saturday Evening Open Thread

Beerguyrob

Fifty-seven years ago today, John F. Kennedy visited San Antonio & Houston. He gave some speeches & was reported to have had a generally wonderful time. He retired for the evening in Fort Worth, Texas, and expected to give some more speeches after a comfortable ride in an open-air car with John Connolly & their respective wives. I believe Jackie intended to wear a pink suit.

Forty-five years ago today, Queen released “A Night At The Opera”.

Of course, we all know about “Bohemian Rhapsody”, but what most folks forget is that this album also has “You’re My Best Friend” and Brian May’s instrumental version of “God Save The Queen”. Plus, the album title was inspired by the Marx Brothers movie; it turns out Groucho was a fan, and he invited them to his house, where they performed songs from the album for him.

And fifty years ago this coming Friday, The Kinks released “Lola Versus The Powerman and the Moneygoround”.

Obviously famous for “Lola”, this album also has the underappreciated “Got To Be Free”, “Get Back In Line”, and “Apeman”. It did well enough that they were able to renegotiate their contract, getting funding to build their own studio – Konk – and the first album to come from that was “Muswell Hillbillies”. Plus, their unofficial four-year ban from touring the States had ended, so they were able to tour in support of the album, and spent part of the time with some kid from London that knew how to play the piano.

Music history is real history.


Sunday Broadcast Maps: (courtesy 506sports.com)

CBS SINGLE

 Anchorage
 Fairbanks
 Honolulu

Tennessee @ Baltimore – Jim Nantz, Tony Romo

Pittsburgh @ Jacksonville – Ian Eagle, Charles Davis

New England @ Houston – Andrew Catalon, James Lofton

Cincinnati @ Washington – Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta

Miami @ Denver (LATE) – Kevin Harlan, Trent Green

NY Jets @ LA Chargers (LATE) – Greg Gumbel, Rich Gannon

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FOX EARLY

 Anchorage
 Fairbanks
 Honolulu
Atlanta @ New Orleans – Kevin Burkhardt, Daryl Johnston
Philadelphia @ Cleveland – Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth
Detroit @ Carolina – Kevin Kugler, Chris Spielman
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FOX LATE

 Anchorage
 Fairbanks
 Honolulu
Green Bay @ Indianapolis – Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
Dallas @ Minnesota – Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma
How shitty are the Cowboys that FOX won’t even send Troy to cover them? Shitty enough that I’m starting Minnesota’s defence in fantasy.

Tonight’s sports:

  • NCAA:
    • Tennessee at Auburn – 7:00PM | ESPN / TSN2
    • Oklahoma State at Oklahoma – 7:30PM | ABC
    • Arizona at Washington – 8:00PM | FOX
    • Southern California at Utah – 10:30PM | ESPN / TSN2
    • Washington State at Stanford – 10:30PM | FS1
  • Fisticuffs:
    • UFC 255 – Figueiredo vs. Perez: From Las Vegas
      • Prelims – 6:30PM | ESPN2 / TSN5
    • PBC Fight Night:
      • Javier Fortuna vs. Antonio Lozada – 7:00PM | FS1

Have yourselves a luverly evening. Maybe listen to a whole album instead of just the singles. You’ll be pleasantly rewarded.

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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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Recovery Whiskey

Michigan remembers its sort of famous still, scores on Rutgers despite the world rooting against it for the lulz. 24-21 Rutgers

King Hippo

Schiano Men against Lesser Harbs. Talk about lesser of two evils…

King Hippo

My goddamned alma mater is gonna lose at home to Fucking Liberty

Recovery Whiskey

There is no God

ballsofsteelandfury

Twbs kid gif

herodotus450

Should have prayed harder smh

Recovery Whiskey

Michigan gives up a 61 yard answer to storied program Rutgers.

herodotus450

That’s “Storied Home of Ray Rice,” to you buddy.

blaxabbath

Interesting.

Seems like more of a halfway house kind of guy.

LemonJello

Janay Rice would like to apologize for her role in this thread.

blaxabbath

Saw a father/son combo at the park in their OSU jerseys (red for kid, black for dad).

I hope Biden shuts down Big10 football just because. It’d be the right thing to do.

Recovery Whiskey

These kids knew the risks

blaxabbath

Of playing for an insufferable fan base?

rockingdog
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Recovery Whiskey

The Yule brothers version of VU.

scotchnaut

I was blown away the first time I listened to The Banana Album.

Recovery Whiskey

Rutgers special teams let Michigan get sprung from cages on highway 9

scotchnaut

Gordon Hayward getting paid 30 million a year to blow out his knee at some point in the future. I’d do it for only 5 million-think of the cap space you could save Hornets!

scotchnaut

MSU cb practicing social distancing with opposing wr. Georgia up 24-17.

litre_cola

Just got a text from a childhood friend.

“There is a DB on Auburn called Smoke Monday – 100 yard pick 6. That’s all”

Recovery Whiskey

Laughs in Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

scotchnaut

Penn State is 0-5, as Paterno would like to say, “Nothing to see here.”

LemonJello

+1 echo of rhythmic slapping

Recovery Whiskey

“I don’t hear anything” — Dottie

Recovery Whiskey

Paint over it on the mural

Unsurprised

Hi

Unsurprised

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Recovery Whiskey

Dad would be proud

King Hippo

My advice to any and all Dads – do not EVAR peruse your child’s Instagram account

LemonJello

Can confirm. Jebus weeps.

LemonJello

Is it the Seafood Buffet? Smells like it.

Viva La Tabula Raza

Well, smells like fish, tastes like chicken though.

herodotus450

All my friends across the pond call them Loo-berty. Cause they’re shit.

herodotus450

ppl are currently forgetting that Rutgers is leading Michigan late in the second quarter.

LemonJello

Let us know if they hang Harbaugh after this loss. Not in effigy. Actually hang him.

Recovery Whiskey

Wtf happened to Michigan

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LemonJello

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King Hippo

Wolven Sort 7, Flamers 7 at the half. I am quite annoyed.

Recovery Whiskey

Touchdown Washington. 24-0

Recovery Whiskey

Ms. Whiskey is making sloppy joes. Its a race between Jameson shots and dinner. My moneys on Jameson but we may still see dinner by halftime.

SonOfSpam

Jameson and sloppy joes? Glad I’m not gonna be anywheres near you tomorrow.

Recovery Whiskey

More for me then

herodotus450

Accidentally started burning stuff in the oven, resulting in the whole place filling* with smoke. Now I can say I’m one of the cool kids who inhales!
*ok not “filled” but enough to be able to see

scotchnaut

You know who else burned stuff in ovens?

/Julia Child, in her early years

herodotus450

I’d but a burn in her oven, if you know what I mean

Viva La Tabula Raza

I think it was cool that she was in the fucking OSS.

scotchnaut

She was just a desk jockey though, wasn’t she?

Recovery Whiskey

Zona fumbles 2 plays later Washington recovers and punches it in. 17-0 DAWGS

Recovery Whiskey

We have a long review for targeting. And …

Washington DB Taylor … after review .. no targeting!

Head stays on no penalty

scotchnaut

Multiple Sclerosis State Bulldogs surprisingly up on Georgia 10-7

Recovery Whiskey

Coached by The Pirate Mike Leach? Hows that bastard doing

King Hippo

Killed it Week 1, dogshit ever since.

Recovery Whiskey

He was the perfect foil for UW. Coached the Cougs to overachieve, yet never beat UW in the Apple Cup. Oh fer. Plus great for at least one ridiculous quote a week.

King Hippo

I dig the guy. He’s a complete lunatic, and I mean that as the highest compliment.

litre_cola

I am 100% buying his book whenever he writes it.

litre_cola

It’s a pity Morrissey is such a cock because, some The Smiths tunes are still phenomenal.

Sidenote, saw Johnny Marr about 5 years ago. He still has rights to their tunes. His voice was perfect. Was a great show in a small venue? Remember those?????????

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Recovery Whiskey

Morrissey has been a racist dick since at least Your Arsenal. “We are the last truly British people we will ever know”.

litre_cola

such a penis.

herodotus450

Feel like if someone needs to take up the DFO mantle of “universally unpopluar music opinion” I can do it: not a fan of The Smits.

Recovery Whiskey

Steven Patrick Morrissey: come for the angsty self obsession, stay for the blatant racism.

litre_cola

Oh DFO is all over the map. I reckon there are country music folkes herein.

Recovery Whiskey

Talking classic Country or douchey new pop country.

litre_cola

Here we go! I believe a year or so there was a new country old country argument here.

King Hippo

The line of demarcation is Hank Williams. Hank, senior.

LemonJello

But…but ALL your rowdy friends are here on Monday Night!

scotchnaut

The only stuff I can stand is The Cowboy Junkies’ bluesy covers of old standards. That’s it.

Horatio Cornblower

Try The Turnpike Troubadours, Jason Isbell, Margo Price.

Or don’t. They’re your ears.

herodotus450

Thankfully they are all pre-shamed enough to not show it

King Hippo

SPM puts on a tremendous live show, too. The last such performance I have attended (and will likely be the last of my life).

Recovery Whiskey

He either kills it or ragequits after 20 minutes. I’ve seen both.

King Hippo

He said he wanted to make love to us all, so I guess that was one of his good nights. Heaped praise on Obama, too.

scotchnaut

Mizzou head coach Eliah Drinkwitz sounds like he’s a guy in A.A.-Amish Anonymous.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Lol

Recovery Whiskey

Washington red zone losing only 3 not bad

scotchnaut

Dez Bryant active for the Ravens tomorrow?

Recovery Whiskey

Too soon

LemonJello

Oklahoma State Cowboys playing like someone told them they were the Dallas Cowboys.

scotchnaut

Cow Fuckers are whipping the Cow Fornicators.

King Hippo

a refresher on Hippo-ese:

BDSM State v. Steerfuckers North

/gonna be some happy (or bothered) cattle in Okiehoma tonite

scotchnaut

Wr’s tend to make ‘amazing’ catches when the ball is overthrown.

scotchnaut

Speaking of being way too high while watching a movie, Star Wars finally hit our wee town theatre in 1980 and we’d heard some good things about it. We smoked way, way too much, arrived late and the only seats available were in the very front row. When the massive spaceship sailed across the screen during the intro I was white-knuckling the hand rests, leaning back into the 2nd row and saying, “Ahh, Ahh, Ahh, Ahh, Ahh.” so loudly that an usher came to my seat and asked me, “Is everything okay here?”.

/everything was not okay

LemonJello

Scotchy’s experience, artist’s re-creation:

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Viva La Tabula Raza

Jesus, that’s three years. Did they have to build a road to your town in order to ship the movie there?

scotchnaut

[puts one thumb inside suspenders, takes a pull on corncob pipe]

“Things were a little different back then, Sparky.”

LemonJello

We all watching Cowfuckers V Other Cowfuckers tonight?

Recovery Whiskey

Its blackout night in Seattle. Ok so thats every night. But watching Zona vs the Huskies.

King Hippo

NC State v. Liberty, damn yeeeewwww!!

LemonJello

Re-enacting the War of Northern Aggression?

King Hippo

FERGET HAYELLLLLL!!!

Recovery Whiskey

Falwell Jr. watching from the boat in his shorts

scotchnaut

Tebow doing an ad in a Gators jersey. It’s about time you grew up, little boy.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Or at least time to get recircumcised

Recovery Whiskey

Tebow is that guy that peaked at 21 and still is reliving it decades later

King Hippo

He’s like a semi-handsome, closeted homer sexual Al Bundy.

Viva La Tabula Raza

Listens to Springsteen’s Glory Days unironically.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Just went for a 7 mile walk.

Can I hibernate now?

Viva La Tabula Raza

Up hill all the way?

King Hippo

he done left Chi**** so at least not snowing smgdh

Viva La Tabula Raza

Bound for New Orleans?

Gumbygirl

I’m coming from The Future to tell you I got this reference.

King Hippo

NO MASK FOAR HUGH FREEZE SUCK IT LIBTARDS!!!!111111

Horatio Cornblower

Invisible friends, I have an issue that involves contracts governed by Georgia law. Does anyone know any Georgia attorneys.

Not this guy:
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Viva La Tabula Raza

Though this guy actually wins some cases.comment image

Horatio Cornblower

I said Georgia, sir, not New Mexico.

Viva La Tabula Raza

So, no reciprocity then?

BrettFavresColonoscopy

I can give you the name of the guy that took care of a speeding ticket in Atlanta in 2003.

scotchnaut

I’m by no means an expert but common sense tells me that if you have more toilets on your front lawn than the other guy, you automatically win.

herodotus450

1 second back on the clock in Cinci

Redshirt

BLEERGH demands a Fourth Down Conversion, JV Cincy!

King Hippo

The Spirit of BLEERGH compels you!!

Viva La Tabula Raza

I was four years old when Kennedy was killed. I don’t remember the actual event, but I do remember being pissed off when they televised his lying in state, and my favorite show Diver Dan was pre-empted for that for THREE FUCKING DAYS.

scotchnaut

“I’m guessing you don’t remember pulling the trigger either? Typical!”

-Alex Jones

Viva La Tabula Raza