Your “Batalla de los Tigres” Monday Evening Open Thread

I promise you that the Tigers will win tonight's NCAA Football National Champs game. You can take that one to the bank. (Hippo probably will, actually) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBtIbaFAVTg - NCAA Football Championship - Clemson Tigers vs LSU Tigers - 8:00pmEST - TV: ESPN (LSU -5/ML -220, o/u 67.5) The #1 ranked LSU Tigers, sporting the current Heisman

“No Bullets Spent” Lesser Footy Morning

With world events what they have been this week, I find it particularly appropriate to feature Spoon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_MMHmUGn8Q What a delightful band, with amazing longevity.  I hope they are Evertonians, but unlikely. Arsenal are away to Crystal Palace to kick things off (7:30, NBCSN).  Uncle Woy has at least temporarily taken Cenk Tosun

JV Raging Semi #2 (and Open Sabado Noche Thread) – 2019 Playoffs

No 2nd Jim Mora clip, I will just play my personal best song of 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt9xg8niutY Clemson (-2.5) v. tOSU (Qardinals Base Camp, 8:00, ESPN) I told myself maybe I would moneyline bet whoever is the underdog, but this is a straight-up coinflip and I don't wanna.  Interesting philosophical dilemma for the class

JV NFL Raging Semi #1 – 2019 Playoffs

Yes, yes, let's get it out of the way... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7fjDS0jKiE Oklahoma (+13.5) v. LSU (Megatron's Butthole, 4:00, ESPN) This here line seems excessive to me, with all the Bayou Bengals (hey, perfect for Joe Burrow and Team WKRP!) questions at running back.  And make no mistake about it, the game-breaking threat of Clyde

Festive Fixtures Continue – 28 Dec Lesser Footy Openness

Huzzah, I hope y'all ain't tired of the Premiership.  Because there's a metric fuckton of it this weekend. Bournemouth got a really good point off Arsenal on Boxing Day, so they go right back on the road to meet the ever-tricky Trashbirds of Brighton (7:30, NBCSN).  My willingness to set the

Conference Title Saturday (and Lesser Matters) Open Thread

Welcome to the last full, meaningful Saturday of wall-to-wall footy.  Cherish it, as September is a long-assed time away. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOFWHty4XFQ That was theme-free Kurt Vile.  You will RESPECT him. Everton finally ripped off the band-aid and gave Marco Silva the sack.  It is indeed very depressing to be in 18th position, entering a

Deshaun of the Dead: Sunday Night Game Open Thread

So I've been on the road all day and have relatively little firsthand knowledge of what the shit went on this afternoon. A brief (aka halfass) recap after this important message: WOOOOOO! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Ok. I'm good. I'm cool. So the Bills (WOOOO!) handed the Iggles a golden opportunity to pull even

Drop That Bass Line Lesser Footy and JV NFL Open Thread

In honour of the Iron Bowl (MOAR below), check out this amazing new tune by the Cats who gave you 2018's Hippo Song of the Year ("Tinseltown Swimming in Blood"): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mFTgJQtCPk Isn't that righteous?  I haven't heard awesome bass like that since Peter Hook (Joy Division and New Order).  It sure sticks

An Appreciation of Violence – 16 November 2019 Morning/JV NFL Open Thread

Yes, Thursday night was universal "shit on #ThePauls" night.  It's being noted, but only in passing, that Mason Rudolph tried repeatedly to corkscrew Myles Garrett's helmet off FIRST.  What followed demonstrated the unwise nature of "poking the bear" - but only Garrett and uber-coward Pouncey get the suspensions.  Dopey-ass Mason had the