Vikings v. Packers Open Thread

A special treat for you all for the Vikings v. Packers game. Here is my godson, Cole, aka Bug Buggington, all dressed up in the Steelers gear I sent him for Christmas:

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The kid spent a week or so here and I never saw him frown, and I have yet to see a picture of this adorable little kid when he wasn’t smiling. He clearly does not take after his godfather.

Go Vikings!

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202 replies
  1. 1
    Short Bus Bully says:

    Will Clay Matthews and his gigantor HGH grown skull help the Pack avenge last week’s loss to robo-Petersen?

    Yes, I’m afraid he will.

    I don’t want my Seahawks to have to travel to Lambeau to play their next road game if they squeeze past the RG3’s…

  2. 2
    Comrade Jake says:

    Webb would appear to be an upgrade over Ponder.

  3. 3
    Raven says:

    Shit, wheres my berz?

  4. 4
    cathyx says:

    Kids know how to put on a show for their godfather. That’s how they get birthday money.

  5. 5
    Culture of Truth says:

    Webb can’t do that again.

  6. 6
    Maude says:

    Godson looks great in that outfit.

  7. 7
    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    He clearly does not take after his godfather.

    are you really going to say that while standing there in a giant steeler’s onesie?

  8. 8
    burnspbesq says:

    Where’s his Terrible Towel, Cole?

    Some godfather you are, sending a defenseless baby into the world without the right equipment.

    I’m calling CPS on you.

  9. 9
    asiangrrlMN says:

    He’s so ridiculously cute and happy. GO VIKES!

  10. 10
    burnspbesq says:

    Great moments in random ad placement: an ad for cougarlife.com attached to this thread.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Raven:

    Heh, let it go and get on with your life.

  13. 13
    Raven says:

    @Steeplejack: Sheeeeeeeeeet.

  14. 14
    Raven says:

    @burnspbesq: Only for you sicko.

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    Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again) says:

    The south end zone at Lambeau is not happy right now.

  16. 16
    Steeplejack says:

    @asiangrrlMN:

    Hey, you! You can’t just pop in here and pretend like it’s no big deal. How you doin’?

  17. 17
    Suzanne says:

    @Raven: Actually, I’m getting the CougarLife ad, too. The young Sex Idiot on the ad is hilarious.

    Cole is adorable.

  18. 18
    Steeplejack says:

    Touchdown Pack! I don’t have a problem with that review. Starting to think I would like the Vikes to win, though. Underdog fever.

    ETA: Although I do like that nice Aaron Rodgers boy in his “discount double-check” ads.

    ETFA: “That’s Mr. Hubble.” “No, it is not.”

  19. 19
    Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again) says:

    The south end zone at Lambeau is a bit happier now, but they still didn’t get a Leap.

  20. 20
    MoeLarryAndJesus says:

    That kid has Jack Ham’s teeth.

  21. 21
    John Cole says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead: It’s not a onesie you asshole. It’s a very expensive two piece, fuck you very much.

  22. 22
    Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again) says:

    @John Cole:

    Did the two pieces come with a few penalty flags, too?

  23. 23
    Raven says:

    @Steeplejack: Nr Hubble was the dean at my high school, we called him Marble Mouth and he dogged me like sherlock holmes.

  24. 24
    gene108 says:

    I got up to go to the bathroom. Where I sat down at is not where I left the remote control, but I do not want to get up to get the remote.

    I am facing a dilemma of being comfortable versus being powerless to change the channel, if I so choose…comfort is winning out at the moment…

  25. 25
    Raven says:

    @gene108: Sounds like a personal problem. Go see the chaplain and get your card punched, you are authorized one personal problem per day.

  26. 26
    Steeplejack says:

    @gene108:

    “Up next in First World problems . . .”

  27. 27
    asiangrrlMN says:

    @Raven: Hey, Raven! How’s it hanging?

    @Steeplejack: Steepman! I’m doing aight. Just watching my Vikes fumble and stumble down the field. Sigh. How you be?

    And, GOOOOOOO VIKINGS! ::waggles horns::

  28. 28
    Comrade Jake says:

    Shocker that Cole’s godson is pantsless.

  29. 29
    Suzanne says:

    A commercial I just watched has convinced me that I have low testosterone.

  30. 30
    Raven says:

    @asiangrrlMN: Not too shabby if the princess didn’t have this nasty herniated disc that is not resolving with all kinds of therapy approaches. We just had a facetime session with my main man in berkeley to see if his angle might help.

    How bout U? Gophers comin to Champaign this week.

  31. 31
    JPL says:

    Webb probably needs to be told not to toss those air thingys. He has been pretty lucky that air thingys are picked off.

  32. 32
    gene108 says:

    @Steeplejack:

    In the Third World you can at least get up and change the channel on the T.V. itself, without the remote.

    I don’t think I can do that with my new T.V.

  33. 33
    Robin G. says:

    WTF, Webb.

    By the way, fence-sitters should probably be reminded that the Vikes have Chris Kluwe. Root for ’em just for him.

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    Alison says:

    Oh man, what a cute little muffin. I’m not a parent and have negative-kajillion desire to be one, but there is something about a baby grin that makes you think the world doesn’t totally suck.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @John Cole:

    It’s not a onesie you asshole. It’s a very expensive two piece, fuck you very much.

    i’m sure it looks great on you. calm down.

  36. 36
    Raven says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead: I’m no expert on this shit but I think onsies gots legs?

  37. 37
    efgoldman says:

    @Suzanne:

    A commercial I just watched has convinced me that I have low testosterone.

    Next you’re gonna’ fall for the new Stchwalonegger movie. I know this is slow time for movies, but from the trailers, I’m guessing both are parodies. At least i hope so.

  38. 38
    JPL says:

    Obama’s inauguration shop has onesie’s for sale. link
    They also have a ten percent off coupon. I ordered some flutes, and a ruler.

  39. 39
    efgoldman says:

    @gene108:

    I don’t think I can do that with my new T.V.

    There’s a row of buttons on the side or bottom of the screen. Of course, if your remote controls the cable box, you’re shit out of luck – get up and find the clicker, lazy slug.
    And while you’re up, get me a beer. Thanx.

  40. 40
    JPL says:

    If Indy wins do they play Denver?

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    asiangrrlMN says:

    @Robin G.: Chris Kluwe is the MAN. Plus, he faaaahn.

    GO VIKES!

    @JPL: Not at all. But, if they dig down deep, leave it all on the field, and give it 110%, they just might be able to pull it out at the end.

  42. 42
    JPL says:

    @asiangrrlMN: It’s not looking good for the vikes.

  43. 43
    Joel says:

    @JPL: yep, Denver plays tomorrow’s winner.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Suzanne:

    Cole is adorable.

    Never thought you’d be typing those three words in that order, did you?

  45. 45
    efgoldman says:

    Oh my. Won’t be staying with this game much longer.
    As Bill Parcells once said: You keep playing like that and NFL means Not for Long.

    Unless it was Gerry Glanville.

  46. 46
    JPL says:

    Anyone still watching the game? Minnesota has negative passing yardage. Maybe the second half will be better.

  47. 47
    Gravenstone says:

    @asiangrrlMN: I doubt that’s what you’re waggling…

  48. 48
    cathyx says:

    I see the kid is sporting the new helmet the Steelers are wearing this year.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @JPL: I like what I am seeing from the Vikings.

  51. 51
    Corner Stone says:

    God loves it when a white RB can do the Leap.

  52. 52
    Joel says:

    I didn’t realize this until today, but Charles Woodson excepted, I hate the Packers.

  53. 53
    Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again) says:

    That was a nice, quick drive.

  54. 54
    efgoldman says:

    @JPL: Well, I hope it will be faster.
    A team without a QB usually doesn’t win in the playoffs, said the master of the obvious. Although I remember Tom Matte almost (and should have) won a playoff game with the Colts.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Matte
    I’m leaving at 10, regardless.

  55. 55
    efgoldman says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    I like what I am seeing from the Vikings.

    Must be a Packers fan.

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  57. 57
    Raven says:

    @efgoldman: the garbage man

  58. 58
    JPL says:

    @efgoldman: Webb’s overthrows are getting closer but I’m concerned the defense is saying wtf are we doing here.

  59. 59
    Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again) says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    Yep. Very.

  60. 60
    Maude says:

    @Raven:
    Onesies have legs and feet.

  61. 61
    leinie (iPad mini) says:

    @Robin G.: yes, I adore Kluwe. He be verry fine.

  62. 62
    asiangrrlMN says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: ::whaps you on your cheesehead::

    @Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again): ::whaps you, too::

    @Gravenstone: I’m waggling MANY things right now, and only one of them good.

    FUCK YOU, VIKINGS, AND YOUR DEFENSE, TOO!

  63. 63
    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again): If GB can score right away in the second half, it is going to be tough for MN. They will have to go pass happy. Not a good sign for them.

  64. 64
    Svensker says:

    The kid is totally squee worthy.

    Sad about the Vikes. Don’t think Mr. Webb will be getting any calls to run anyone else’s offense.

  65. 65
    AndoChronic says:

    Even though I live in Minneapolis, given up on this team since ’98, good luck with that John may the Lord help you!

  66. 66
    Fluke bucket says:

    @JPL: the only pass I have seen him throw was the one he threw straight up into the air while being sacked. WTF? I do not keep close tabs on pro ball and I could not help but wonder how a guy who made it to professional ball could do something that damn bone headed.

  67. 67
    Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again) says:

    @asiangrrlMN:

    I was trying to keep it low key, but if that’s the way you’re gonna be…

  68. 68
    Raven says:

    @AndoChronic: I knew Studwell when he played at Illinois.

  69. 69
    BD of MN says:

    @efgoldman:

    A team without a QB usually doesn’t win in the playoffs, said the master of the obvious

    Is Trent Dilfer the exception that proves the rule?

  70. 70
    asiangrrlMN says:

    @Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again): You’re lucky that your cheese is so delicious. ::wanders away to find some cheese::

  71. 71
    Batocchio says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    Definitely. It’s great to finally see the full GB receiving corps in action… and they still have Driver in reserve!

  72. 72
    Ron says:

    Well…I can see why Webb isn’t a starter. Go Pack Go!

  73. 73
    efgoldman says:

    @BD of MN:

    Is Trent Dilfer the exception that proves the rule?

    That’s why the “usually” part.

    ETA: As a Pats fan, i have to wonder which one of these crappy teams is going to make an offer for Ryan Mallett.

  74. 74
    Steeplejack says:

    @gene108:

    Tell me about it. In the move to the new apartment the universal remote got unprogrammed from the big-ass TV, so whenever I need to change the volume I have to get up and feel my way along the slick, no-button surface of the front of the TV to find the volume control, hopefully avoiding the channel control that will throw me off the cable. It’s a nightmare, I tell ya!

  75. 75
    Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again) says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    I have a hard time seeing the Vikes coming back from this deficit. After that first possession, the Pack’s D made the adjustment. It was that easy.

  76. 76
    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Batocchio: Yeah, the sentimental side of me wants DD to get a touchdown here tonight. It could well be his last game at Lambeau. The man has been a class act throughout his career and it would be nice for him to get one last Leap.

  77. 77
    eemom says:

    It’s not a onesie you asshole. It’s a very expensive two piece, fuck you very much.

    i’m sure it looks great on you. calm down.

    I’m no expert on this shit but I think onsies gots legs?

    Literally LMAO. Best fucking football thread EVAH.

  78. 78
    Raven says:

    @eemom: I was gonna ask john if he wanted me to try to get him an REM onesie.

  79. 79
    efgoldman says:

    @Steeplejack:

    It’s a nightmare, I tell ya!

    And if you’re anything like me, you’ve lost the little, teeny pamphlet with the remote programmable codes.

  80. 80
    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @eemom: right? i felt like i stepped through the mirror at babies r us.

  81. 81
    Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again) says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    Not gonna happen tonight. DD’s inactive.

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  83. 83
    Cassidy says:

    Invicta FC main card is about to start. It’s free now that Ustream couldn’t handle the volume and bungled the PPV delivery.

  84. 84
    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Stupid apostrophe.

  85. 85
    Raven says:

    @efgoldman: They are easy to find with the google.

    http://www.jumboremotecontrol......_list.html

  86. 86
    Steeplejack says:

    @efgoldman:

    I always assume that stuff is available on line somewhere, but I can’t fix it because there is a part of me that is pissed because it doesn’t know how the remote got screwed up and doesn’t feel like it should have to fix the remote, so it’s dragging its heels.

    Subpersonalities can be a drag.

  87. 87
    eemom says:

    @Raven:

    thepajamacompany.com sells footie pajamas in adult sizes. I was gonna get my husband and son matching cammo ones for Christmas, but I got the order in too late. Maybe next year.

  88. 88
    rda909 says:

    Anyone who considers themselves a liberal and a fan of football should really be a Packers fan. They are the only team not owned by some white privilege, nepotism .00000001% numb nuts. The Packers are a publicly-owned nonprofit organization. The only one. Truly America’s Team. Go Pack!!!

  89. 89
    Raven says:

    @eemom: Didn’t they have some stupid shit that was a shirt and a sleeping bag combo?

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    efgoldman says:

    @Steeplejack:

    … because it doesn’t know how the remote got screwed up…

    Battery probably fell out in the move.

  91. 91
    Raven says:

    @rda909: The Packers suck elephant dicks.

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    Batocchio says:

    @Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again):

    Ah, I didn’t know he was inactive, should have checked. But yes, Driver has been a class act throughout, on and off the field. Jennings or Nelson might get traded away, unfortunately, but we’ll see (hard to keep all that talent for long). Cobb and Jones have been clutch all season.

    Also: Thank you, Jasper!

  93. 93
    efgoldman says:

    @Raven:

    The Packers suck elephant dicks.

    Maybe, but they’ll be playing next week. Vikes are in self-distruct mode now. [/indifferent]

    ETA: Salted? Isn’t that the official Balloon Juice snack?

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    12 men on the field for the Vikes?

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    KUUUUUHHHHNNNNN!

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    Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again) says:

    @Raven:

    Because the McCaskeys are the best owners EVAH!

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    Raven says:

    @efgoldman: Fuck both of em. GO BEARS!

  99. 99
    asiangrrlMN says:

    Oh my fucking god. 12 men on the field?! A Packers TD? 24-3?

    FUCK ME. Oh, wait, no. FUCK THE VIKINGS.

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    redshirt says:

    You can have Onesies without legs, right? I’ve seen them – one piece of clothing, buttons in the diaper area. One piece, no legs. Like pictured above.

    Also, adult Onesies with legs and feet are gross. Unless you’re trying to make weight for the upcoming Wrasslin’ Meet.

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    J. Michael Neal says:

    Ball game, it be over.

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    Steeplejack says:

    Hello! New footage for that “Hello!” commercial.

    Vikes are done. Stick a fork, etc.

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    Raven says:

    @Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again): Who gives a fuck who owns the goddamn team? This football not some sissy ass cause.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Raven: It was almost worth losing last week to keep the Bears out of the playoffs.

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    Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again) says:

    @Batocchio:

    I just happened to catch it on the WTMJ pregame. They sort of threw it in there after discussing the Ponder move.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @efgoldman:

    No, the universal remote is working, controlling everything like it did before, except for the TV volume. WTF.

  107. 107
    efgoldman says:

    @Raven:

    Fuck both of em. GO BEARS!

    A little late for that, wot?

  108. 108
    Steeplejack says:

    @efgoldman:

    No, you eat a bag of (possibly salted) dicks. Sucking is a different thing.

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    Raven says:

    @efgoldman: Late, for da berz? Hell no it’s not late!

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    AndoChronic says:

    @Raven

    So Studwell is our problem? Fascinating!

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    Raven says:

    And the Falcoms are waiting in the bushes!

  112. 112
    Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again) says:

    @Raven:

    Who hires the GM? Who sets the tone for the GM who builds the team and coaching staff? Where are the Bears golfing this weekend?

  113. 113
    Raven says:

    @AndoChronic: I could tell you stories.

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    Alison says:

    @redshirt: Yes. In fact, *most* onesies are just the little bodysuit-type thing. Not sure why people think they require legs and/or feet…

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    rda909 says:

    @Raven: And Da Bears swallow.

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    Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again) says:

    @Raven:

    What was that? I was distracted, counting out those league-leading thirteen championships.

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    Batocchio says:

    The Packers are my team, but I have ties to Chicago and Minnesota, and don’t hate the Bears and Vikings… But haters gotta be hating. Have some cheese, beer, brats, and chill!

    (By the way, too bad about Ponder, and Peterson remains a stellar player. What a comeback story.)

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    Raven says:

    @Alison: Because “people” are men without no fucking linoleum leeches!

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    efgoldman says:

    @Raven: @Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again): Hope whoever the new GM is, knows the difference between an offensive lineman and a fire hydrant.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Raven: What decent person doesn’t?

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    Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again) says:

    @Batocchio:

    I don’t hate the Bears. I started watching games when Abe Gibron was their head coach.

    BIG. PLAY. CLAY.

    The Vikes, OTOH…

  125. 125
    Omnes Omnibus says:

    CM3!

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    asiangrrlMN says:

    @Raven: Oh no! I hope the princess heals soon. I’m aight, but pissed as hell about this game.

    HOLD ON TO THE FUCKING BALL, JOE WEBB!

    @Steeplejack: The Pack can eat a bag of gonorrhea-infested, salted, pus-oozing dicks.

  127. 127
    Oltrol says:

    Now it’s OVER!!
    No matter, Broncos win Superbowl!

  128. 128
    Raven says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: But they’ve won soooooo many championships.

  129. 129
    J. Michael Neal says:

    @Raven: My father has a great story about Mike Ditka. He was a freshman at Carnegie when Ditka was a senior at Pitt. At the time, Pitt was a dry campus so their students would show up at Carnegie frat parties. At my father’s frat, the freshmen tended bar. All they had for alcohol was beer, but they had a bunch of bottles filled with water or tea behind the bar. So, one night Ditka tells him he wants some of the whiskey in that bottle. Dad tried to tell him that it wasn’t booze, but Ditka wasn’t having any of that. He wanted whiskey, and he was going to have what was in that bottle. So Dad shrugged and poured him some.

    He says Ditka didn’t say a word to him and was already drunk enough that he didn’t seem to realize that it wasn’t whiskey.

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    Raven says:

    @J. Michael Neal: He’s still drunk!

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    efgoldman says:

    @Raven:

    I hate the Yankees too.

    Well at last we agree on something beside the fact that we’re both so old we fart dust.

  132. 132
    Raven says:

    @efgoldman: Yea, I’m going to bed. I can FF this bitch in the pre-dawn. FUCK THE PACKERS>

    Out

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Raven: So?

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    Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again) says:

    @Raven:

    I’m not a Yanks fan, either. But I don’t begrudge John Amato for being a Yankees fan, because he inherited it from his father like I inherited my love of the Packers from my father, who got it from his father, who got it from his father.

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    Alison says:

    @Raven: Is “linoleum leeches” a new term for babies? Because…they crawl on the floor? And/or put their mouths on it?

    Also, I don’t have any either, as I said above, but what adult hasn’t ever been around any babies or seen baby clothes? Weird.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @asiangrrlMN: Harsh much?

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    asiangrrlMN says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: I was being all delicate and shit!

    Seriously, though, this is the first full Vikes game I’ve watched all year. Obviously, I picked a bad time to stop huffing paint.

    ::hands you a comma::

    OH SHIT JESUS FUCKING CHRIST. ::sobs::

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    AndoChronic says:

    @Raven

    :) I’ll need stories tonight. My wife is slowly rocking me to sleep …AGAIN!! I do believe this may in fact be the worst football game I have seen in my life.

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    efgoldman says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    Harsh much?

    In her defense, she hasn’t been here in a while and is trying to work up to the proper Balloon Juice attitude. Plus she misses her betrothed. Yutsano, where are you?

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    Fluke bucket says:

    Buggington does have gorgeous eyes.

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    Batocchio says:

    The NFL has a salary cap. The MLB doesn’t. Big difference. People who grew up in the NYC area are excused for rooting for the Yankees, but everyone else should root against them on principle. Trying to buy a championship, every year… (Although at least their owner tries to win, unlike some owners.)

    Did I mention I’m also a Cubs fan? Because, masochist.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    Shields with a nice pick.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Batocchio: The only Chicago team I support is the Blackhawks. Lotta good that does me this year.

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    👽 Martin says:

    @Batocchio:

    People who grew up in the NYC area are excused for rooting for the Yankees

    No, they aren’t. NYC had the Dodgers, the Giants, and the Mets. What’s more, there’s always been an NL alternative to the evil horrible AL teams.

    No excuse.

    Oh, and FTFY!

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    Gravenstone says:

    @Batocchio:

    Did I mention I’m also a Cubs fan? Because, masochist

    /high five

    I tell people I have the misfortune of being a Cubs fan. Because I seem to enjoy tormenting myself six months out of the year.

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    asiangrrlMN says:

    @efgoldman: He’s probably not happy either as his ‘Hawks will have to face the Pack tomorrow.

    And, yeah, I need to work my way up to my fighting weight.

    ETA: WHAT THE MOTHERFUCKING JESUS CHRIST LOVE OF DOG WAS THAT FUCKING BULLSHIT RIGHT THERE?

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    Batocchio says:

    Muffed punt return!

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    Holeeeeee fuck!

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    Gravenstone says:

    Aaaannnnddd a muff to add to the Viking’s misery.

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    Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again) says:

    @👽 Martin:

    NYC had the Dodgers…

    No, Brooklyn had the Dodgers.

    …the Giants…

    Whose long time manager, John McGraw, was a very polarizing figure.

    …and the Mets.

    STFU, man! Yer killin’ me!

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    J. Michael Neal says:

    Aaaaaannnnnd the Vikings fans begin to abandon the Buffalo Wild Wings I’m at.

    Gophers host North Dakota next weekend. That should be fun; the twins’ last regular season trip to Ridder.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @asiangrrlMN:

    I just threw up in my mouth a little.

    Please, I’m trying to drink champagne here. Well, cava. Close enough.

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    Batocchio says:

    @Martin:

    Fair enough.

    @Gravenstone:

    I’ve moved around so much I try to adopt a team from each area. Or at least have my second and third favorites in a sport…

    I had a theory that, if the Cubs actually met the then-long-winless Red Sox in the World Series in 2003, the entire universe would have been devoured by a black hole.

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    J. Michael Neal says:

    The Vikings just quit. You can’t punt now.

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    Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again) says:

    @Batocchio:

    I had a theory that, if the Cubs actually met the then-long-winless Red Sox in the World Series in 2003, the entire universe would have been devoured by a black hole.

    My theory back then was that if it had been those two teams, the Cubs would have been devoured by a black cat.

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    asiangrrlMN says:

    @Steeplejack: Sorry – she said, not sorry at all. – I bet it tastes better than this Vikings debacle.

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    Steeplejack says:

    I’ve got to find a toy for the housecat. She’s only awake for about two hours a day, but when she is she wants action! Lately she’s been plinking her claws on the carpet beside my desk while giving me a look like “I wish this was your balls, hu-mon!” Kind of scary.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @asiangrrlMN:

    All is forgiven. It’s just taking me a while to get back up to speed. Maybe you should start with the rusty pitchforks and work up from there.

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    👽 Martin says:

    @Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again): Family was from Brooklyn, so yeah, they were all Dodgers fans. Most still are, actually, as many moved to Cali the year after the Dodgers did.

    And I’m not defending any other NYC team, just to note that NYC residents have always had a choice of other teams.

    Besides, anyone who’s actually attended a Yankees home team during a game that the Yankees lost should have immediately changed loyalty out of profound shame for how their fellow fans behave. Just as there’s an asshole law of politics, there’s an asshole law of baseball, and it can most succinctly (if incompletely) can be summed up as The New York Yankees.

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    Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again) says:

    @👽 Martin:

    …there’s an asshole law of baseball, and it can most succinctly (if incompletely) can be summed up as The New York Yankees.

    But not the Phightin’ Phils?

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    Joel says:

    Well, Joe Webb sucks.

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    asiangrrlMN says:

    @Steeplejack: I will rusty-pitchfork™ Joe Webb’s hindquarters all. day. long.

    Kitteh – pics or it didn’t happen!

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    Suzanne says:

    A onesie with legs and feet is not a onesie. That is a SLEEPER. A onesie is a T-shirt with a snap crotch. Can be long- or short-sleeved. The sleeping bag with arms is a SleepSack.

    Christ, get it right, people.

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    Gravenstone says:

    Vikings going to try and make it interesting after a blown coverage TD.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    Stupid blown coverage.

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    J. Michael Neal says:

    Was the phrase “whiny bitch” coined for Chris Collinsworth?

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    Steeplejack says:

    @asiangrrlMN:

    Need to get my act together and upload pics to Flickr. Will advise.

    Adopted her when I moved into the new apartment in August. Her former owner was going into assisted living and she was facing the shelter fate. Gray tabby, wonderful personality. We are hitting it off famously. Need to get a cat tree and some toys that she likes. All the ones I have given her so far she ignores.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @J. Michael Neal:

    I will brook no criticism of Cris Collinsworth while Al Michaels is on the same broadcast to be mocked.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @J. Michael Neal: @Steeplejack: Why can’t you just mock both?

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    asiangrrlMN says:

    @Steeplejack: I’d say forget the toys and give her wadded up aluminum foil. My boys don’t like any toys ‘cept each other and me.

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    J. Michael Neal says:

    @Steeplejack: Al Michaels hasn’t said anything interesting in 16 years, but he gets a lifetime pass for, “Do you believe in miracles?”

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    Are you aware of how much mockage Al Michaels requires? It’s practically a full-time job.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Steeplejack: Look, I am just being happy right now.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @asiangrrlMN:

    She will occasionally go for a crinkly paper ball. The thing she likes the best is a little protective plastic cap thing that came on the plug end of the cord to the new microwave. Go figure.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @J. Michael Neal:

    Maybe a five-year pass, not a lifetime one. I am so sick of that phrase now.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    Okay then.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    Shine on, you blissful cheesehead. Good luck with San Francisco.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Steeplejack: It’ll be fine.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    You sound way too mellowed out. Are you wearing the velveteen smoking jacket? At least shoot me an edgy music video or something.

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    salsify says:

    So I was rooting for the backup QB not to shame himself and he didn’t mostly but the juggernaut of Green Bay at home prevailed, no surprise. So then I just returned to the wonderful pic of baby Cole and I feel that all is good in the world.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Steeplejack: I just put the Woodson jersey away. As far as the rest, I am just being pleased.

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    Steeplejack says:

    Okay, over to Black Dynamite on Cartoon Network.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Steeplejack: A Blaxploitation cartoon?

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    Yes, in the best possible sense.

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    asiangrrlMN says:

    @Steeplejack: She’s a cat. There’s no explaining that.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Steeplejack: Interesting. Never seen it before.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    It has its moments. Some talent carried over from the movie, especially Black Dynamite’s weird verbal locutions. “Where is this place located, and tell me how to get there.”

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    Steeplejack says:

    @asiangrrlMN:

    Yeah, I know.

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    Steeplejack says:

    Okay, Steep out. Housecat demanding to be tucked into bed.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Steeplejack: Oh, by the way, would some Mink DeVille from CBGBs work for you?

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    Steeplejack (phone) says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    Yes, that does work. Last thing before sleep. Night-night.

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    dollared says:

    @J. Michael Neal: Oh, I miss the WCHA showdown weekends. I go back to Brett Hull’s UMD team coming to town and thrashing the Gophers. Sooo satisfying….

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    J. Michael Neal says:

    @dollared: Geez, you don’t have to back that far to find some glory days.

    Winning a title on UMD’s home ice last year was pretty satisfying, though.

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    dollared says:

    @J. Michael Neal: Wow. Just catching up. Very cool. I keep suggesting to Seattle U that they should do Div 1 Hockey. They have a facility, they have ready access to many Canadians, and Seattle is a huge northern market with no hockey. UMD’s new league would be a perfect fit. Some day…

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    JWL says:

    Too bad the Vikes lost, because Green Bay always seems to give the 49ers a bad time.

    When I was a kid, I watched Lombardi’s Packers dismantle the Niners at Kezar Stadium. But even when the tables were turned, and the Niners were riding high, GB has always played them tough. Recall the greatest professional moment in Terrell Owens career was his playoff game winning catch from Steve Young against the Pack. It’s a fact it came in the final seconds of a game that GB otherwise dominated. It’s explains why fans around here were pleasantly surprised when SF whipped the Packers to open their season.

    So be it. Go Niners.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @JWL:

    Recall the greatest professional moment in Terrell Owens career was his playoff game winning catch from Steve Young against the Pack.

    Thanks for reminding me.

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    Yutsano says:

    @dollared: Where’s the facility? I drive by there rather often and I THINK I know where it is but I’m not totally sure. And it wouldn’t surprise me if SU is just being liability shy. Not to mention they’d have to travel to play anyone. But if we get a few other Northwest schools to jump on the bandwagon…

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    dollared says:

    @Yutsano: The facility is Key Arena. They already play their BBall games there, and the city would lease them hockey dates for a song. Key Arena lost the Thunderbirds – they play at ShoWare Center in Kent now.

    Hockey is a money maker – only 12-15 scholarships per year, and the top 20-30 schools average about 6,000-8,000 in attendance.

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    ruemara says:

    That, Mr. Cole, is a bundle of cute. I think I have a crush.

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    kindness says:

    Niners Packers…Saturday at 8 pm EST. You all better hope it doesn’t rain all week like it is now. Candlestick can get mighty sloppy.

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    Rodgers likes playing in San Francisco, he grew up in California, so he likes to show off for the home crowd.

    Meanwhile, Kaepernick is having some bad dreams about Woodson and Matthews…

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    Also, LOLing at the Packerz Haterz.

    Look, letting the Vikings win was the cost of keeping the Bears out of the playdowns. Beating the Vikings at Lambeau was never going to be a trick, regardless of Tony Dungy’s dream of Joe Webb’s competence.

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