Your “‘Who Went Where?’ Ice Football Division” Monday Evening Open Thread

NFL Nuggets: Drew Brees' 20th season will make him the 20th player in NFL history to have hit that mark.   Of the other 19, five have been quarterbacks: Tom Brady Brett Favre Earl Morrall Vinny Testaverde George Blanda The Bucs announced today they will be debuting new uniforms in April.

“Over Before It Begins” – A [DFO] Western Conference Preview

As a longtime supporter of the Vancouver Canucks, there's a reason I chose at a young age to also root for the Bruins - I needed something to do during the playoffs. Plus, it's not like the league actually enjoys having teams in Western Canada. Look at this map:   If Gary Bettman

The Miami Dolphins at the Bye

Another sold out crowd in Miami

Hello everyone! Welcome to the Dolphins at the bye—also known as the one week where Miami can’t lose on the field.  I’m your host, Wakezilla. Since this diarrhea-inside-a-dumpster-fire-outside-of-an-abortion-clinic season is going according to plan, there isn’t much to talk about, except for two positive stories: Raekown McMillan has turned into an

“How Will I Be Disappointed This Year?” – A DFO NHL Eastern Conference Preview

Hi everyone, It's your old pal Beerguyrob with DFO's annual looksee into the mire that is the NHL's Eastern Conference. This year, I will dispense with the usual "Ugh - not the fucking Penguins again" tone and instead attempt to provide a balanced one-paragraph per team, highlighting strengths & weaknesses so

Your Memorial Day Monday Evening Open Thread

It's a holiday, so the quiet NFL offseason is extra quiet today. I hope all the American commentists enjoyed all the barbecues, beers & bullshittery that accompany a holiday weekend and family get-together. NFL Nuggets: Unless you were under a rock, or out sweeping the clouds away, Bart Starr died, aged

“It’s An Abomination!” – A NHL Conference Finals Preview

From a first round that made no sense to a second round that featured some of the best overtime games in the league's history, the NHL Playoffs, 2019 edition, have sure been awash in tension and emotion. BUT ENOUGH OF THAT SENTIMENTAL BULLSHIT! It's time to talk about the third round. Carolina vs.

“It’s Madness I Tell You!” – A NHL Second Round Preview

Well, that was one hell of a first round. For the first time in NHL history, all four division winners were knocked out in the first round. Boston is the (theoretical) highest seed remaining in the tournament. Let's look back on what some dumbass predicted would happen: Matchup: Prediction: Actual Result East: Tampa

Your Wednesday Evening NHL Western Conference Preview & Open Thread

(Sorry I'm late - the students needed extra help today.) As the playoffs start tonight, we wrap up our brief two-day intro coverage by looking at the Western Conference matchups: Calgary vs. Colorado Colorado already starts this series mentally down in the eyes of their fans, because they got FUCKED in the Draft

Your Tuesday Evening NHL Eastern Conference Preview & Open Thread

Well, let's get this out of the way: Congrats Seamus. And as a reminder, I'm very disappointed in the rest of you. For the next couple of nights, I'm going to eschew the usual NFL News I collect so we all can gather 'round and discuss the pertinent matter at hand -

Your “Hey – Do I Know You?” Monday Evening Open Thread

NFL News: Franchise tag updates: no new applications. What's a NFL offseason without hand-wringing about the rules? The three topics on the agenda for the Competition Committee meeting today were: Replay review punts - make them more like kickoffs? the new helmet rules - good, or make betterer? Current thinking

Boots on the Ground – Sharkbait’s New York Adventures

Part 1: A Friends Affair I try to make it down to New York every year for a hockey game. Mrs. Sharkbait and I started discussing the idea of packaging a Giants game in the same weekend. We decided it wasn’t right that I’ve been to a Giants game and she

Your 2018-19 NHL Western Conference Preview

Yesterday, I raised the topic of the NHL's Eastern Conference, a.k.a. "the teams Gary Bettman wants to win the Cup". Today, it's the West, where dreams die upon the altar of the travel schedule. Pacific Division: Anaheim Ducks - by friend of Low Commander, Funky Brewmaster For the first time in a few