Less than Elite and Wednesday Open Thread

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Well, that was a fun week. Let’s see if we can get back to normal. As I have said, Wednesday is usually my favorite day of the week. Write my silly little column. Watch wrestling. Chat with my invisible internet friends about said wrestling. I got to enjoy none of that last week. The column was especially silly because I wrote it on Tuesday and submitted it early Wednesday before the world caught on fire. Wrestling was nearly impossible to watch because the world was on fire. I actually didn’t watch AEW closely until Thursday. And chat was full of politics. I blame no one, because the world was on fire. So let’s walk carefully across the smoldering embers of last week and talk about wrestling.

To my Canadian friends: Based on the events of this week, I promise to not call you “America’s Hat”. Until the next time I call you “America’s Hat”.

Despite all of that, it was a really good show last week. Both of the Championship matches delivered great action and set up the next challenger. The women’s match for this week with Tay Conti may be a little early for her to challenge for a title, but Serena could get a 4 star match out of a 2×4. I’m still not completely thrilled with how they are treating the AEW women’s title, but this cross-promotion stuff helps.

Tay Conti. Never too early for this.
Serena Deeb. Legitimate bad ass. Knows how to rock a spray tan.
Dr. Britt Baker DMD. I have one job.

This week, Jurassic Express were on the AEW podcast, which you can watch on YouTube. Worth your time. PAC is always good. I expect Sting to interfere with the TNT title match. Please don’t ask me what a “young boy” is. My search history is already a national security risk.

This week’s matches:

  • PAC vs. Eddie Kingston
  • Miro vs. Chuck Taylor (If Chuck loses, then he has to be Miro’s “young boy” until after Kip and Penelope’s wedding)
  • “The Waiting Room” with Britt Baker featuring Cody
  • FTR (with Tully Blanchard) vs. Jurassic Express (with Luchasaurus)
  • Darby Allin (c) vs. Brian Cage with Taz (AEW TNT Championship)
  • Serena Deeb (c) vs. Tay Conti (NWA Women’s World Championship)
  • The Elite in action
  • What is Inner Circle’s New Year’s Resolution?

Tonight’s Sprots:

NHL

  • Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers – 4:00pm, NBCSN
  • Chicago Blackhawks at Tampa Bay Lightning – 7:00pm, NBCSN
  • St. Louis Blues at Colorado Avalanche – 9:30pm, NBCSN

NBA

  • Brooklyn Nets at New York Knicks – 6:45pm, ESPN
  • New Orleans Pelicans at Los Angeles Clippers –  9:05pm, ESPN

College Basketball

  • Arkansas at LSU – 6:00pm, ESPN2
  • Iowa State at Kansas State – 6:00pm, ESPNU
  • DePaul at Georgetown – 7:30pm, FS1
  • Texas Tech at Texas – 8:00pm, ESPN2

Let the beatings commence.

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Joliet Jake Delhomme
My wife has been told to bring my ashes to the bleachers of Wrigley Field and pour me into the ivy. Cubs, Bears, LA Kings, Arsenal and GWS Giants fan. Active boycotter of all college sports, having sat in a classroom with a "Student-Athlete". I also watch NASCAR and golf on the weekends, because I like naps.
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ballsofsteelandfury

Jake,

You have the distinction of having the 7000th post ever published by DFO. Congratulations!

Recovery Whiskey
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Senor Weaselo

Senorita Weaselo finished the NG+ of Persona, which gives her enough time to start playing Royal until Strikers comes out.

She’s never going to finish Horizon. Or Ghost of Tsushima. Or Assassin’s Creed Black Flag.

ballsofsteelandfury

This Pornhub comment just cracked me up:

ould you of wrote that bitch a longer opening monolog? Jesus Christ! I’m tryn to bust a nut not listen to an audio book.

Recovery Whiskey

Commenting on pornhub though

ballsofsteelandfury

It made the Pornhub banner…

bk109

[Commenting on Pornhub]…is about as a goddamncomment image
as torturing animals, so … how about we nip this lil’ buddin’ psycho in the bud with a 9mm… It’s the only way to make sure

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Mr. Ayo

We really need a return of Infinite Nets for the rest of this season.

Senor Weaselo

Don’t look at me, I’m not gonna do it. I am expecting Peter Rosenberg’s Jim Harden Watch to be a regular segment though.

ballsofsteelandfury

Question for Joliet Jake that you may have answered already, but I’m old and I forget:

If you’re Cubs and Bears, why not Blackhawks?

Granted, I know they suck ass now, but that wasn’t always the case.

Recovery Whiskey

I was all 3 growing up.

Recovery Whiskey

Evening folks.

Gumbygirl

She’s kind of awesome!

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Gumbygirl

Ha, I took a closer look, it’s a he!

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

— Jenn Sterger

ballsofsteelandfury

That’s a mighty big penis if you can see it from outside the tub!

herodotus450

Noted Indianapolis Colts receiver and concussion-haver Anthony Gonzalez was one of about 10 republicans who voted to impeach today; so we got that going for us.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

There are two staff members of DFO serving in Congress*; one voted for impeachment and the other voted against.

*not really but they have the same names.

herodotus450

Oh yeah, I haven’t seen NewtGingrich420 post here in a while.

Recovery Whiskey

10 total Republicans voted to impeach; two of them were from Washington State. Post-Trump America may not suck after all.

rockingdog

found a funny:

The Nets have now acquired all three types of Brooklyn guy; a weirdly skinny guy, a guy with a huge beard, and a guy who’s obsessed with astrology and conspiracy theories.

Senor Weaselo

I know, I saw that one, and it was dead on.

ballsofsteelandfury

I’m not complaining.

herodotus450

Your Chicago Blackhawks have been declared unfit to play, for the rest of the season. No not because of covid, they just suck.

herodotus450

Who’s even the best Subban in the league these days?
/Malcolm gives up 3 in the first period.
Ok maybe they’re even.

WCS

This Price Is Right At Night is reaching bananacakes level.

Senor Weaselo

That Range Game!

WCS

BANANACAKES ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED

scotchnaut

One thing about cinemas being closed due to The Covid is that you don’t see splashy movie ads for movies that you know are going to suck and are trying to suck you in.

Senor Weaselo

Most of them?

Recovery Whiskey

My buddy worked at a major theater chain as a manager. He’s furloughed until whenever. The chain is hanging on by a thread.

Senor Weaselo

I don’t think I’ve ever seen the Range Game separated by a dollar like that. A fraction of a second earlier and that guy doesn’t win.

WCS

….and here comes the FBI

Recovery Whiskey
Senor Weaselo

The Price is Right… at night. I’m okay with this.

scotchnaut

As a fan you know you’re fucked when your team has to announce that Coach Nagy and GM Pace have been retained for the following year.

herodotus450

And now Toronto playing bad defensively? It’s like hockey knew just what to get me. Only thing we need now is a season ending Steven Stamkos injury and we’re all the way back, baby!

litre_cola

As to the convo about stadia. I have been to some real shitholes for football.

Metrodome
Kingdome
Oakland Coliseum
Sun Devil Stadium
Qualcomm Stadium
Taylor Field (Regina)
Winnipeg Stadium
Saw the Expos in Olympic Stadium, what a dump.

Recovery Whiskey

Old Soldier Field end zone in 10F -10F chill. Everyone clapping with gloved hands. Lots of thudding sounds. Fortunately the Bears didn’t do much to be cheered for. Mid 1970s. Probably against the Vikings but not certain.

scotchnaut

The 1987 Panda Game (Carleton/Ottawa U) at Landsdowne Stadium in Ottawa was brutal. The railing gave way and a good friend of mine fell head-first onto the concrete below. She fractured her skull and wasn’t right for a long period afterwards.

Recovery Whiskey

I drove past McMahon Stadium once. Unfortunately the Stamps were not in town that day.

scotchnaut

Anyone old enough to have seen a WHA game? The dad got tickets thru an ice cream company and I was able to see Messier, Frank Mahovlich, Paul Henderson, Dave Keon and Michel Goulet-and those are just the Hall of Famers.

litre_cola

Winnipeg Jets as a real wee lad. Apparently they just gave me popcorn and I was content.

scotchnaut

Jets were too big a ticket to get-Hull, Hedberg and Nilsson. Man, that line tore up the league! And don’t forget about Lars-Erik Sjoberg!

Viva La Tabula Raza

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WCS

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ballsofsteelandfury

Tay Conti has a tremendous rear view. Dang!!

herodotus450

Penguins crying while they’re losing big? Good to see hockey is back to normal.

scotchnaut

The zamboni simply has to re-distribute Sidney’s tears in order to re-do the ice during intermissions.

Senor Weaselo

More Yinzer salt? I look forward to UrinatingTree going… what’s beyond nuclear, plaid?

King Hippo

We’s MOAR LIEK Canadia’s dirty butthole at present

scotchnaut

The Wolfies getting pummalated by the Semen Holes.

King Hippo

I turned TV off, retreated to Football Manager (28 Feb 2080!) at 28-13.

scotchnaut

Didn’t even bother watching Cuse/Tar Fuckers last night because I knew the L was automatic.

Mr. Ayo

I’ve only been to Denver. But Seattle will be on the list by end of this year. (Hopefully)

Gumbygirl

I’ve been to Pittsburgh ( the old Civic Arena, aka the Igloo) Tampa, Nashville, and Anaheim. And a couple of minor league ones.

litre_cola

I saw the Phoenix Roadrunners back in the day! Brett Gretzky played there!. Been to all Canadian rinks cept Ottawa. Been to Phoenix, L.A., Anaheim, Florida. Best one was Montreal against the Leaves for a stag.

litre_cola

Always think of that when I drive from my folks place in Sun City to the airport. What a barn.

Gumbygirl

Johnstown Jets and Jacksonville Lizard Kings( for real, it was a thing!) The Johnstown Jets played in the arena they filmed Slapshot in. Saw lots of concerts there too. I’m pretty sure I told you guys my Slapshot stories, they filmed some of it in my hometown, and Paul Newman ran into my mother in law’s car when he was there.

King Hippo

I’ve been to one Geographically Disparate Whalers match, when my then-wife got to use the corporate skybox. Don’t recall who won, but there was a cool fight.

ArmedandHammered

Went to an Elmira Jackals game years ago with the ex and her family. The opponent, I do not remember, but the 2 reams hated each other. Was more like a battle Royale between brief moments of actual g

ArmedandHammered

Game play, was 4 on 4 by the end of the second period as everyone else had been ejected.

King Hippo

That’s proper fightin!

Senor Weaselo

All I’ve seen is an exhibition game at the Mausoleum between the Isles and Devils. It was a school field trip that had something to do with math worksheets.

Viva La Tabula Raza

I went to a Kings-Blackhawks game back in about 1975. Been to a few of the various San Antonio teams minor league games over the years (Iguanas & Rampage). Before Duncan got them to build the AT&T Center, the hockey was played at the Joe Freeman Coliseum (built 1949). Quite a dump. I’ve seen everyone from Judas Priest in the 1970s to Nickleback/Chevelle (GF insisted) 15 years ago.

Viva La Tabula Raza

I wonder, as a San Antonian who works for the USAF in San Antonio, and has worked from home for 13 months, if I could get away with WFH if I lived in Moose Jaw. VPN access might be a little tricky.

scotchnaut

https://www.denverbroncos.com/news/broncos-agree-to-terms-with-george-paton-to-become-general-manager

My Prediction? He’ll have a fair amount of success but will be fired after he slaps an injured player.

herodotus450

His inevitable biopic titled simply “Paton” will be well regarded but overly long and sometimes boring.

Viva La Tabula Raza

Instead of saving Lipizzaners, he’ll save Broncos?

scotchnaut

She seems gritty.