Friday Night Open Thread

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Woot woot its the weekend! Time for cold beer, good friends, and Victory of the Week. Mine? I’m going to say some of the new graphics we’ve been rolling out, and I’ve been working with our old friend RJ to ratchet it up to 11.

Now lets catch up with the latest from our second favorite football league since their demise with the Great Brandon Perna and ThatsGoodSports.

And for those following along, BRAG did indeed pick the right graphic last night. And since he’ll be picking his second favorite graphic tonight, I get to use it today. #winning.

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BleedingRedAndGold

I’m not paying much attention, so watch out, the Afternight’s cage will open on schedule.

ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91

BleedingRedAndGold

Always upvoted.

ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91

Barring a disaster of epic proportions, the Royals will break their losing streak.

BleedingRedAndGold

And so they did.

BleedingRedAndGold

Holy cow, the royals’ prospects of winning got worse because they pulled off a successful double-steal to increase the lead by one to 8 – 1. Two innings left, so the meltdown will be epic when the ‘pen wrecks everything.

BleedingRedAndGold

Except, of course, Diekman failed to snag the expected blowout by baiting the batter into a pop-up out. Clearly something is seriously wrong wit the bullpen, since they aren’t living up to fan expectations. Terrible.

BleedingRedAndGold

Definitely a quality start from Keller. 9 Ks, one run, and 6 innings with 105 pitches. Royals still lead, 7 – 1. Gonna be a challenge for the bullpen to find a way to meet fan expectations, but looks like Keller might get a few more pitches in.

BleedingRedAndGold

Runners at the corners, no outs. Clearly the bullpen’s gonna blow it.

Mitko

Odd question. Anyone have a communications major? If so how do you like it?

Tony Sommer

I always thought communications was part of business school, then I went on a date with a girl with a communications degree and found out that it’s liberal arts.

So to answer your question, I have no idea. Deshaun Watson has a communications degree and makes millions of dollars a year, so it can’t be all bad.

Mattl
Mattl

Ok, that’s funny. I admit I laughed.

Mitko

So you’re saying I should get a communications degree?

Leaf
Leaf

So Ranger? You ready for game two?

BleedingRedAndGold

Another minor jam for Keller, but with the D’s help, he holds. Score’s still 7 – 1

A Lunar Ting

Alex Gordon, lmao

BleedingRedAndGold

Gotta give him props for his support of Charlie, though.

CHIEFSandSABRES

Yeah he represented Charlie top notch this evening.

BleedingRedAndGold

Keller gets 3 outs in 9 pitches. But the Royals are of course doomed, because bullpen. And because “because bullpen” trumps the fact that the starters caused a couple recent losses, with the ‘pen doing decent jobs – and the losses largely due to feeble offensive efforts.

BleedingRedAndGold

Merrifield with a 1-out stand-up double. The gloom gets darker. The loss is all but ensured. 😉

BleedingRedAndGold

And then Gordo with the RBI. Clearly deastined for defeat. Oh bother.

BleedingRedAndGold

Royals lead by 6 again. The outlook couldn’t possibly be worse.

pompano
pompano

I had trouble following things,
is The Last Jedi good or not?

A Lunar Ting

It’s a very poor Star Wars movie, but as a movie itself it has serious problems even within a self contained narrative.

Critics liked it a lot more than actual moviegoers did, unless that has evened out recently.

Mattl
Mattl

I was so disappointed, in large part because the reviews had been SO GOOD. It made me wonder what I was missing.

Leaf
Leaf

That’s what got me. The word before I saw it was that it was the best star wars movie ever. I walked away thinking what was the point to this. Huge disappointment

A Lunar Ting

I swear some of the critics have some morbid fetish for subverting expectations so as to stroke their egos. Those critics seem to forget that subverting our expectation should advance the plot in an enjoyable and believable manner.

pompano
pompano

TY

BleedingRedAndGold

Into the top of the 4th holding that 5-run lead. So far lookin’ good for the boys in blue. (Yeah, yeah, bullpen could blow a 50-run lead, yada-yada. Don’t care.) 😉

Sudden
Sudden

The 2019 Royals are only trying to make the 2016-17 Atlanta Falcons feel a little bit better everyday.

Tony Sommer

You ever have like 5 different things that you need to do, so you waste a bunch of time trying to think about which one you should and end up doing none of them?

That’s what’s happening to me right now.

ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91

Usually the latter.

Sudden
Sudden

Literally have five different reports I need to review and reformat tonight/tomorrow and I’m here chatting with y’all

ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91

Alex Gordon is halfway to a cycle.

A Lunar Ting

Wake me up when he gets a triple.

ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91

I had the exact thought. He has the HR and the double so the single should be easy. The triple…

Daniel Harms

Okay everyone, give me the prospect you want a review done for

KC Dude (A.K.A Zif)

Who is the best punter in this draft.

Daniel Harms

No special teams guys lol

A Lunar Ting

Daniel Jones has an elite punting game I’ll have you know, Dan.

Mattl
Mattl

Any particular position you like to review?

Daniel Harms

I’ll do anything but special teams guys

Mattl
Mattl

Here are a few guys (other than elite prospects) I’m curious about:

WR Demarkus Lodge, Mississippi (The forgotten Ole Miss WR that could be legit good)
RB Darrell Henderson, Memphis (I don’t think we’ll use a 2nd for him, but I’m intrigued by any guy with as many big plays as he had.)
OLB Deandre Walker, Georgia (I keep reading that he may be rated higher by teams than many draft experts seem to think.)

Tony Sommer

Dang, I want to know who the top Long Snapper was.

KC Dude (A.K.A Zif)

So punt/kick returner is out then? How about long snapper/back up tight end?

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed

Joe Giles-Harris. I have given up on the dream of Devin Bush. I am looking for a mid round Mike backer. I think Hitchens could be our Sam. Use a first on a safety then I would feel a lot better about our defense.

Daniel Harms

Hitch is 100% a Mike and nothing else tbh. He can’t play anything else

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed

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aeroready
aeroready

David Long, CB

BleedingRedAndGold

Royals batted 10 in the 1st, lead 6 to zip. Chased the Cleveland pitcher off the mound, too.

Sudden
Sudden

We could be up 6-0 with only one out left to go and the bullpen will still find a way to blow it

BleedingRedAndGold

Up 6 – 1 going into the 3rd after Keller worked himself out of a 2-out, bases-loaded jame without giving up a run, kinda strikes me as a bit early for the doom-and-gloom routine. Maybe you’ll be proven right in the end, but who benefits by you slaying hope so soon? Just wondering.

ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91

Alex might have found his groove again.

BleedingRedAndGold

Bottom of the first, no outs, and the score’s 3 – 0…Royals lead.

BleedingRedAndGold

And now, with no outs yet, the Royals have runners at 1st and 2nd.

BleedingRedAndGold

Bases loaded, no outs.

BleedingRedAndGold

One out, 4 – 0 lead.

workingmansdead

If anyone here does not put pickles on their grilled cheeses, I feel truly sorry for you and will pray for your souls.

Tony Sommer

I think you put a “not” there by mistake. Pickles were invented by Hitler’s scientists to torture their political prisoners with.

workingmansdead

Haha. Oh you poor thing. You’ll figure it out one day!

Leaf
Leaf

My wife loves pickles and I can’t stand them. I won’t even let her in the bed after she’s ate one.

Tony Sommer

The worst part about them is that they spread their disgusting juices onto anything they touch. The BBQ place by my house always includes pickles, which means there’s 2-3 fries I have to throw out due to contamination.

workingmansdead

Probably just put ketchup on the BBQ anyway with tastebuds like that.

Tony Sommer

Just found this perfect video on reddit to prove my point.

ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91

I love them fried. Courthouse Exchange on the Square are fantastic.

Leaf
Leaf

Lol hey something we agree on.

sydenham
sydenham

Pickles have their place, including in a bowl beside a plate of aged cheddar and fresh bread, but absolutely not on a grilled cheese.

Sudden
Sudden

My company’s Boston office is making my life hell.

Remind me to work the week after Mahomes beats them in Foxboro from the Boston office and just gloat the whole damn time.

kcfreak725
kcfreak725

Going to the opera tonight…UNI is performing Serse by George Frideric Handel and I’m hype

Sudden
Sudden

I cannot rec this nearly enough. Opera is so ridiculously underrated.

kcfreak725
kcfreak725

I certainly do think that it can be grossly under appreciated