Your “The Greatest Crime? Looking Out For Others” Monday Evening Open Thread

NFL News: The big news of the day is the speculation about whether the "Power 5" conferences will cancel their fall football seasons, and the ancillary impact that will have on the NFL. FYI - the "Power Five" are the ACC, Big-10, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC. The ideal solution

Your “Well, Look Who It Is” Thursday Evening Open Thread

NFL Nuggets: It's a quiet day inside the NFL bubble. Today was the deadline for players to voluntarily opt out of the 2020 season & have their contracts roll over to 2021. A total of 66 players officially took the offer prior to the 4:00PM ET deadline. Under the arrangement

Your “Don’t Spend It All In One Place” Wednesday Evening Open Thread

NFL Noise: Joey Bosa & some barnstorming team called the Chargers have agreed to a 5-year, $135.0 million contract extension. It has $78 million guaranteed at signing, and $102 million in total guarantees. Whatever helps impoverish the Spanos family & helps facilitates a Chargers sale has to be a

Your “Haves & Have Nots” Tuesday Evening Open Thread

NFL News: The opt-out list got a bit larger today, with some notable names: Patriots: Dont'a Hightower, Patrick Chung, Brandon Bolden, Marcus Cannon, Danny Vitale, and Najee Toran. Bears: Eddie Goldman Bills: Star Lotulelei The Bengals agreed to terms with Joe Burrow today. It's a fully guaranteed $36 million deal,

Your “Something Approaching Normalcy” Thursday Evening Open Thread

NFL Notes: Following Edmonton's lead, Washington will go by the nom de plume "Football Team" until they decide on a new name & logo.  And, starting tomorrow, they will begin the process of "retiring all Redskins branding from team properties," including FedEx Field and Redskins Park. They hope to

Your “Oh, So Now It’s Patriotic?!” Wednesday Evening Open Thread

Fun fact: he wanted the seal on the side to avoid being meme'd about blowjobs. NFL Nuggets: The turds are mad at the punch bowl: The NFL announced that all fans attending games this season will be required to wear "face coverings". That's if fans are allowed to attend in-person at

Your “Trying To Kill Opponents With Anger” Tuesday Evening Open Thread

NFL News: Michael Bennett has retired. It's a combination of the 11 years he's already played, the COVID issue, and the fact that he discovered he liked spending time with his family during the lockdown. He leaves with three Pro Bowls to his name and a Super Bowl title. But

Your MXC Monday Evening Open Thread

NFL Notes: The negotiations between the union & the league are getting down to the nitty gritty of how to start the season: Players will receive daily COVID-19 tests for the first two weeks of camp. Players will need consecutive negative tests before they will be allowed into team facilities.

Your “In A Slow News Cycle, Bad Press Is Worse Press” Thursday Evening Open Thread

CFL News: In a move that hopefully doesn't have to force Maestro to Ctrl+F all his CFL posts, the Edmonton Eskimos announced this afternoon they will be changing their team name. Much like in Washington, it comes after sponsor pressure. To quote TSN, the current incarnation of the franchise has

Your Bastille Day Tuesday Evening Open Thread

NFL Nuggets: Today is all about getting paid: The Chiefs and DT Chris Jones agreed to a four-year contract worth $85 million. $60 million is guaranteed. Proving there's some money left in the kitty after Mahomes got paid. Actually, Mahomes' extension left the salary cap flat for the next two