Open thread


Enjoy the holidays. Let’s pray that the McCaskey’s get coal in their stockings. Oh, and the Bulls suck too. Fuck those overpaid, underachieving assholes.

Damn, I need a bar skank to take away this pain.

19 Responses to “Open thread”

  1. chucky Says:

    Make mine a double Fro.

  2. Fro Dog Says:

    Yeah, we need to find some new ones, Chuckster. These ones in Dekalb are just intolerable and low quality. I don’t even drink, but when my friends are usually out, I would meet up with them. I told them I am tired of the ones here. I usually stick to staying in the city and those bar skanks have a little bit more class. Besides, the stench of stale cigarettes has become annoying but hey, desperate times call for desperate measures. I call it a “plan b” of sorts.

    Never get married, right?

  3. abdallaha92 Says:

    Bulls won. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

  4. Fro Dog Says:

    Did the Bulls really have to a blow that 18-point lead today? Geez. I know, I know. They would have lost that game had ThomASS were the coach. But, they need to just win a laugher every now and then. These really close games are giving me a lift from my house to the nearest cardiologist.

    By the way, did you see Bobby Portis be a difference-maker under the basket? He’s grabbing rebounds and making it tough for the other team to get the ball. He’s a much better upgrade from Joakim Noah.

  5. abdallaha92 Says:

    He’s young and a talented scorer. We’re trying to trade either Noah or Gibson, for a wing player. I’d rather keep Noah cause he’s averaging 9 rebounds, 4 assists and a block in 15 minutes. Plus by keeping him in the Omar Asik role we have a 7 foot backup to Gasol.

  6. chucky Says:

    How can they trade an injured player? And who’d take him?

  7. Fro Dog Says:

    “We’re trying to trade either Noah or Gibson, for a wing player.”

    Are John Paxson and Gar Forman posting on this website under the alias, “abdallaha92”?

    If so, John, I loved you as a player. When you hit that three against the Suns, I was jumping all over the place. But please, you and your friend Gar have to go. You can’t run a basketball franchise. Go back to the radio booth and replace Bill Wennington. That way, I can actually get analysis rather than stupid jokes and impersonations.

  8. abdallaha92 Says:

    Sorry Fro I forgot you hate when people talk like that. The Bulls are trying to trade Gibson or Noah. Noah is only out for like a month at the most.

  9. Fro Dog Says:

    That’s okay, GARY. We like your contributions to this site. Chucky and I like to give people shit who say that.

    But seriously, if you are really management of the Bulls, please try to get me some tickets.

  10. chucky Says:

    And a date with one of the Luv-a-bulls.

  11. Fro Dog Says:

    Well Chucky, if you remember this picture, this is Monique. She was a Luv-A-Bull in the 2010-2011 season. I don’t know where we she went, but her and I went to NIU. She came back to Dekalb to visit friends and came into my work to say hello. I got this picture with her. This was when the Bulls were playing the Hawks in the playoffs that year. Her bio is still up on the website. My face is all you need to know about her.

  12. chucky Says:

    Fro, you……..just suck man. That should be me standing next to her.

    I’m fucking jealous man.

  13. Fro Dog Says:

    You should be. I think I told you about seeing Cheryl Scott at the ticket booth next to mine in 2013 when the Blackhawks won the West against the Kings. Keep in mind, this is about a month after she emailed me back to say she was flattered about winning the tournament of babes that year.

    I wanted to say hello to her but didn’t want to come off as one of those weirdos. In addition, she was with a guy who looked like a total tool. Why do women like her make such shitty decisions? It’s a shame.

  14. Fro Dog Says:

    If anybody still gives a shit about the Bears, the Bucs just blocked a punt and on the next play, scored a touchdown.

    And if someone can answer this next question, please do. But why aren’t the Bears starting David Fales these last two games?

  15. chucky Says:

    Really. Especially when she could have been with, oh, say, ME!!!!

  16. chucky Says:

    Oh, and Fro, why are you watching this game? All you’re going to do is develop a nasty ass ulcer like mine. You don’t need that shit. I just plugged in a movie. I would recommend doing the same fitness friend.

  17. Fro Dog Says:

    Good thing I have both Chicago and Rockford stations. For whatever reason, most people notice that when the Bears are playing at home, they blackout the game on CBS. I don’t know they are blacking out a game today when the Bears aren’t at home, but lucky for me, the Patriots and Jets are on the CBS station in Rockford.

    They have done this for years. At 3:00, CBS in Chicago is showing the Jaguars and Saints. So even though the Bears suck, they still want you to watch their games rather than switch the channel to watch competent franchises who are playing in meaningful games.

  18. Pie in the Sky Says:

    Fro, I believe that’s NFL policy. If an NFL market has a home game on one network, they must blackout the other game on the competing network. I know when Titans play their home games, it’s the same way.

    This was what I found on wikipedia:

    Another policy to encourage sellouts is, except in Week 17, no other NFL game can air opposite the local franchise’s broadcast on the primary market’s affiliate due to NFL rules or due to a blackout.

    If a local franchise’s broadcast is being held at home in the early game of a doubleheader, the other network (which shows the single game) may only show a game during the late time slot;
    If a local franchise’s broadcast is at home in the late game of a doubleheader, the other network (which shows the single game) may only show a game during the early time slot;
    If a local franchise is playing at home, and the broadcast is shown by the network carrying only one game, the other network (which shows the doubleheader) may only air one game in that market; either early or late (the slot which the local franchise is not playing);
    If a local franchise is playing an away game, and the broadcast is shown by the network on which it is the only NFL game it is airing that week, the other network (which shows the doubleheader) may air both of their games;
    If a local franchise is playing on the road on the network carrying a doubleheader, the other network can air its single game in the same timeslot opposite the local franchise’s game. However, affiliates in the local franchise’s primary market almost always opt against it because such an action usually ensures low ratings. The “no opposing game” policy is a key reason why single game fixtures on the East Coast are occasionally scheduled for the late time slot.

    Special exemptions are in effect when other events (such as the US Open Tennis Championships Final through 2014, the Major League Baseball playoffs, or a Major League Soccer game) air on one of the two networks broadcasting Sunday games, which typically have a 4:30 p.m. start time (tennis or baseball), or will run through 1:00 p.m. (soccer). The network airing the event is given the single game at 1:00 or 4:00 p.m. that week, and can broadcast games opposite the team that has a home game on their network at the same time during the affected weeks. This was most notably used by CBS for tennis and all three networks that have aired Sunday games (CBS, NBC and Fox) have used the exemption for baseball.

    As of the 2014 season, these rules do not apply in Week 17, where playoff or draft implications are affected by many games. Because of the nature of Week 17 games with playoff implications, all restrictions except the blackout for failure to sell out games rule are waived, giving Fox and CBS doubleheaders for Week 17 in all markets, regardless of whether the local team is at home. [11]

    Each television market, including one hosting a game that is not sold out, is assured of at least one televised game in the early and late time slots, one game on each network, but no network doubleheader in the home market of a game that is not sold out.

    If a blackout is in the early game of a doubleheader, the network may not air a game in the late game slot;
    If a blackout is in the late game of a doubleheader, the network may not air a game in the early game slot;
    If a blackout is in the early game slot and shown by the network scheduled to carry a single game, the network must show another game in the early or late game slot;
    If a blackout is in the late game slot, shown by the network scheduled to carry a single game and is the only game in the late game slot, the network must show a game during the early game slot.

    The New York and San Francisco Bay Area markets typically get fewer doubleheaders than other markets as those markets each have two teams, and one of them is playing at home virtually every week. The main exception is when one of the teams is idle, has its home game televised on the doubleheader network, or is chosen for a prime time game, as well as when the teams play each other on the network carrying a doubleheader. This policy affects only the franchise’s primary market, not others with signals that penetrate inside the 75-mile radius. It also does not affect viewers of NFL Sunday Ticket in the primary market; all other games remain available.

  19. Fro Dog Says:

    Thanks for clearing that up. I knew it had something to do with that. But it still sucks that you guys have to endure watching the Titans if you don’t have the Sunday ticket or feel like streaming another game online.

    I am just happy that the Bears are done after next week. This season has been a clusterfuck. They are only one game better than last year, so not much of a difference. The Bears surely pissed away at least four games this year.

    And think about it, even if they had that 10-5 record at this point, they still may not have had clinched a playoff spot with the tiebreakers.


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