“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

Saturday before Football futbol

Good morning early risers! This is basically a thread for Saturday morning before the playoffs where surprise the 500's are playing. Pretty excited to see El Tractorcito destroy the P*ts and make our Puerto Rican lawyer a very happy man! In futbol news it's FA Cup week in England, and La

Your “It’s a long way until your next Monday Night Football Game” open thread

Good evening all. Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday interlude. Sorry about the title of this post but this is the first Monday since September 9th without an NFL Monday night football game and basically that's fucked up. Just think! In a little over 9 short months we'll have our next

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

Benvenuto Don Carlo! Lesser Footy (and Early NFL Special) Open Thread

Oh my cats, y'all.  Cue Ron Paul, because It's Happening!  Mikel Arteta (who may be on the touchline this am for the Gooners) thinks he's too good to manage Everton.  But not Italian coaching legend Carlo Ancelotti (i.e., Don Carlo).  He will make his managerial debut on Boxing Day, but

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

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