Friday Night Open Thread: Harrison Butker Game Time Decision, Everyone Else Practiced

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pompano
09/30/2022 11:12 pm

*delete

pompano
09/30/2022 10:47 pm
BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  pompano
09/30/2022 11:24 pm

That was…spectacular.

pompano
09/30/2022 9:37 pm
pompano
09/30/2022 9:22 pm

for those in the back, no one wants to deny your right to observe your chosen religion.
we want to be able to live without those beliefs infringing on everyone’s’ daily life and, by extension, legislation.
freedom of=freedom from

Nasrani
Reply to  pompano
09/30/2022 9:37 pm

I’m a religious guy (as you all know). Separation of church (or temple, synagogue, mosque, sangha, whatever else) and state is what keeps us from being Saudi Arabia or Iran.

pompano
Reply to  Nasrani
09/30/2022 9:42 pm

sitting members advocating theocracy worries me.
the founders were explicit in this regard (not all, but all the ones we remember)

Nasrani
Reply to  pompano
09/30/2022 9:46 pm

A theocracy sets a dangerous precedent. Look (again) at Saudi Arabia. Many would argue that Sunnis and Shi’ites are both Muslims (and that’s a correct argument), but the Sunnis (in power) view Shi’ites (~10% of the population) as a threat and have imprisoned and executed many of them.

So could it be if one Christian sect (or heck, even a denomination) gains power in the US.

pompano
Reply to  Nasrani
09/30/2022 9:48 pm

heaven forbid it’s the baptists

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  pompano
09/30/2022 10:24 pm

Q: You know what the problem with Baptists is?
A: They aren’t held under nearly long enough.

And my mother-in-law was a faithful Southern Baptist until the day she passed, but I still called her Mom, and I always meant it. I even brought her husband along for the ride, but let’s not stir up bad memories. I still miss her, but not as much as Mrs BRAG.

Nasrani
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
09/30/2022 10:25 pm

How is Mrs. BRaG doing?

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  Nasrani
09/30/2022 11:33 pm

Hanging in there, but not up for much socializing around here. After her right fibula disintegrated, she put more load on her left leg, which wrecked her knee, so that’s another chronic pain for her to deal with.

The bad news is that they’re ramping up to reduce her aortal aneurysm, which is a serious undertaking. The good(ish) news is that she finally got to see the last scan they did, and says that while it’s serious, it isn’t in a problematic spot. While that’s very good news indeed, it’s not enough to counterbalance the bad, let alone erase it. As Wellington’s reputed to have said after Waterloo, it (was) is going to be a near-run thing. Sorry for the paraphrase, but it just happened in the flow.

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
09/30/2022 11:36 pm

After 30+ years, you might get the impression that I’m rather fond of her, and you wouldn’t be far from right. Losing her would be a major blow, one that could potentially break the Afternight streak.

Nasrani
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
09/30/2022 11:51 pm

I hear that. If something happened to Mrs. Nasrani I’m not sure what I would do…

pompano
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
09/30/2022 11:53 pm

I do have some expertise in navigating healthcare claims (as do you, no doubt) give a shout, I’ll help to my abilities.
Say “hi” for me.

Nasrani
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
09/30/2022 11:50 pm

Glad to hear she’s doing as well as can be expected. I can’t imagine the pain that she must feel constantly with the one leg having to do the work of two.

Hang in there, both of you.

pompano
Reply to  Nasrani
09/30/2022 9:55 pm

it was the different sons of Abraham, I think. can’t remember when that split happened.
why people hold fast to these differences basically made out of whole cloth in ages past that make a fellow believer, in essence, a mortal enemy.
makes no sense to me

Last edited 4 months ago by pompano
Nasrani
Reply to  pompano
09/30/2022 9:59 pm

Isaac and Ishmael. That was the split. Judaism/Christianity hold that Isaac was the son which was almost sacrificed, and Islam holds that it was Ishmael. (The Bible actually says that Ishmael is the progenitor of the modern-day Arabs also.)

pompano
Reply to  Nasrani
09/30/2022 10:11 pm

Ok, but what is the Sunnis and Shi’ites split over?
I thought it was about the sons as well.

Nasrani
Reply to  pompano
09/30/2022 10:16 pm

That’s about who should rightly succeed Muhammad as leader of the Muslims (and other things that I’m not confident enough to speak about, like theological issues, something about 12 imams). Sunnis (the majority) believe that the caliph can be elected while Shi’ites believe that he should come from the family of Muhammad – who had no surviving sons.

Therefore, Shi’ites reject the first three Rashidun (rightly guided) caliphs, who were the heads of the Muslim Empires (pre-Umayyad/Abbasid/Fatimid/Ottoman) after Muhammad died – in the eyes of a Shi’ite, the leadership of Abu Bakr as-Siddiq, Uthman and Umar bin al-Khattab are invalid, and the first legal successor was Muhammad’s cousin/son in law Ali.

Further reinforcing this split, Ali’s grandson al-Husayn was killed by (I believe) Umayyad caliph Mu’awiya in Karbala’, Iraq, in a day that Shi’ites the world over commemorate as ‘Ashoura (the tenth of the Islamic month Muharram).

pompano
Reply to  Nasrani
09/30/2022 10:20 pm

Ahh, it comes back to me now. I did not want to wiki it, thanks for the primer w/o the rabbit hole.

Nasrani
Reply to  pompano
09/30/2022 10:23 pm

As mentioned that’s not the sole reason for the enmity between the two – and even within Shi’ism you have Zaydi (which, I believe holds to seven imams instead of 12), Shafi’i, Twelver… all about a discrepancy as to whether there were 7 right imams, 9 (I think) or 12… and then a whole host of theological differences between Sunnis and Shi’ites. I have heard that the Shi’ites recognize a different set of hadith (sayings/teachings of Muhammad) than Sunnis, which opens a whole other can of worms.

(Please note that some of those names above, particularly Shafi’i, may refer to a school of thought/madhhab rather than a – for lack of better term – denomination within Shi’ism.)

To complicate things, the Shi’ism of Iraq/Iran (Twelver) is different than the Shi’ism of the Houthis in Yemen/Saudi Arabia (which, I believe, is Zaydi Shi’ism… it’s Sevener Shi’ism, at any rate).

Last edited 4 months ago by Nasrani
pompano
Reply to  Nasrani
09/30/2022 10:27 pm

no doubt, like Catholicism (2) and Protestantism (god knows how many….jebus)

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  Nasrani
09/30/2022 10:20 pm

Put in my 2c, but thanks for the sect origin correction.

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  pompano
09/30/2022 10:18 pm

The son(s) of Mohammed, I believe. At any rate, two competing successors to him split the religion in two, in a generation or two after his death, and if Islam were to take over the world (just like The Brain), it would still be at war with itself.

Not what I’d call a good endgame, and a lot of Xtians are about as bad. Converting all sins into crimes is one of the worst totalitarian mechanisms out there. God save me from any system like that, ’cause what we have’s already bad enough.

NovaChiefs
Reply to  Nasrani
09/30/2022 11:15 pm
BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  pompano
09/30/2022 10:12 pm

There’s a judge who was removed from their courtroom for expressing hatred for gay men, and stating that anyone with a Latino last name can’t be trusted.

Now she’s filed suit, trying to get back on the bench. She’s also Black and in NYC, so I highly doubt that this particular cancer’s a Republican. Religious stupidity crosses the aisle, too.

pompano
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
09/30/2022 10:15 pm

bigots come in all colors for sure

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  pompano
09/30/2022 10:30 pm

And from all political parties, too.

Too bad that the faithful of the Big Two refuse to clean up their own problems, like the new Title IX policy, designed by the same person who sent the infamous “Dear Colleague” letter.

But hey, Kollege Kangaroo Kourts don’t bother the DCN crowd. Instead, they’re applauding this travesty. Well, travesty if you give a damn about due process being involved when the stakes are ruining lives, guilt totally optional.

pompano
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
09/30/2022 10:44 pm

Rescinded: This document has been formally rescinded by the Department and remains available on the web for historical purposes only.

The text is fine, how it was implemented was f’d up. The pendulum swings, always

pompano
Reply to  Nasrani
09/30/2022 9:45 pm
steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 7:58 pm

Frank Clark says that bad language is not allowed on NFL football fields

you might get away with Hell…..

what a pansy ass league we watch

the people in the stands say far worse…

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 7:59 pm

Matt could you please pass the Mayo

Chris of course

Matt thank you

Chris you are welcome

rip58
Reply to  steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 8:07 pm

Hope we don’t our ass kicked sitting in the middle of the Mafia..?. Cover me and I’ll look for security……

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  rip58
09/30/2022 8:08 pm

I can do that

those New Yorkers aren’t all that tough

rip58
Reply to  steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 8:14 pm

I’m getting excited, these will be the best seats yet .. looking forward to seeing you and Wichita again.. Chiefs!!!
Two weeks from today I’m sure you and I shall have a good buzz by now..
I’m out Peace …

pompano
Reply to  steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 8:40 pm

fuck the fucking fuckers

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  pompano
09/30/2022 8:54 pm

BAND!

pompano
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
09/30/2022 8:55 pm

THE ALLMAN BROHERS!! (sic)

Last edited 4 months ago by pompano
WaywerdSon
WaywerdSon
Reply to  steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 8:53 pm

thats bullshit. i hear it picked up on the parabolics all the time. they cut it off fast, but it happens fairly regularly

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 7:40 pm

dang you man ram

Cleveland 4-3

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 7:46 pm

Roxie is hanging in there

I lost her for a little bit

She had made her way to the backyard:)

muscle memory

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 7:47 pm

we all were born and HOPED

pompano
Reply to  steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 8:42 pm
probablyamistake
probablyamistake
09/30/2022 7:17 pm

If your ideology requires that you hate the federal government, then have to turn to the same entity after a disaster, you might want to reconsider your ideology. Dipshit.

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  probablyamistake
09/30/2022 7:19 pm

you think Trump turned in disaster relief requests for Mir Lago yet?

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 7:20 pm

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river
river
Reply to  steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 7:56 pm

Trump turned in PPP twice, millions for EIDL at 3%, and ERC for probably a million plus. Yeah I think he’s turned hurricane relief at mar a logo, probably before it hit.

pompano
Reply to  river
09/30/2022 8:45 pm

large % of covid PPP went to cronies
“I will be the oversight”

NovaChiefs
Reply to  probablyamistake
09/30/2022 7:49 pm

Yeah, Desantis and Florida are suddenly all in favor of Socialism

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  NovaChiefs
09/30/2022 7:54 pm

He spent money from covid relief to send texans to Massachusettes

pompano
Reply to  NovaChiefs
09/30/2022 8:46 pm

he voted against hurricane Sandy relief

pompano
Reply to  pompano
09/30/2022 8:49 pm

whackadoodle

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  pompano
09/30/2022 8:53 pm

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pompano
Reply to  probablyamistake
09/30/2022 8:59 pm

but the technology exists, we know…
unless it’s a blue state, then it’s judgement from the almighty…just bonkers

pompano
Reply to  pompano
09/30/2022 9:04 pm

“it went from cat 4 to 5 overnight!”
yes. …yes it did. as predicted

pompano
Reply to  probablyamistake
09/30/2022 9:03 pm

“florida is prone to hurricanes, but the timing”…during peak hurricane season

Nasrani
Reply to  pompano
09/30/2022 8:57 pm

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pompano
Reply to  Nasrani
09/30/2022 9:01 pm

she does not consider that it was for disrespecting Disney?

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  pompano
09/30/2022 9:15 pm

The price you pay for believing conspiracy theories, which is not only all the rage, it’s bipartisan, to boot!

But by all means, focus on the ones on the side of the party you hate, since they’re probably conspiring, just as most believe. Except they aren’t, neither Party’s even coherent anymore, but outing the conspiracy theorists on your own side is risky. Why buck the trend, amIrite?
(No, I’m not, since riding a bad trend leads to bad things happening, so I’ll buck)

pompano
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
09/30/2022 9:26 pm

hey, it’s tropical (sic)
I’ll bite, what “left” conspiracy as whacky as this gets mainstreamed?
(the anti-gun nutters are the extreme, this shit is normal on the other side)

pompano
Reply to  pompano
09/30/2022 9:35 pm

FYI I don’t hate conservatism as I grew up with, I hate what it has become by embracing things formerly shunned.
yes both are bad, I think one is a more immediate danger to our system of gov’t, hence my focus.

NovaChiefs
Reply to  pompano
09/30/2022 11:20 pm

*crickets*

pompano
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
09/30/2022 9:28 pm

2 wrongs don’t make a right, but 3 lefts do ?

NovaChiefs
Reply to  pompano
09/30/2022 9:03 pm

Desantis?

pompano
Reply to  NovaChiefs
09/30/2022 9:06 pm

as a house member, yes he did

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 7:15 pm
steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 7:16 pm

this would have been an awesome film in the air force base theatre

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 7:21 pm

damn those acetylene skies are all over rock music

Nasrani
Reply to  steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 7:22 pm
steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 7:22 pm
steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 7:31 pm

I had tickets…..

was not able to attend 🙁

upamtn
09/30/2022 7:06 pm

Florida is a mess … I feel badly for those folks

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  upamtn
09/30/2022 7:09 pm

Gators in the streets is normal

upamtn
Reply to  steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 7:13 pm

yeah, but not sharks

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  upamtn
09/30/2022 7:33 pm

the land sharks are all over Florida

less of them right now

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  upamtn
09/30/2022 7:10 pm

why build roads to 17 little islands?

They are called Boats Bob

pompano
Reply to  steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 8:50 pm

very rich islands

rip58
09/30/2022 6:57 pm

I’ll take buttkicker with one leg, over anyone else….. and also fuck the raiders..

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  rip58
09/30/2022 6:59 pm

fuck the Broncos and the Raiders

rip58
Reply to  steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 7:00 pm

Uncle Ted one crazy mofo …

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  rip58
09/30/2022 7:06 pm

Up’s can agree with this song

upamtn
Reply to  steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 7:13 pm

yes

Nasrani
Reply to  rip58
09/30/2022 7:07 pm
BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  rip58
09/30/2022 6:59 pm

Let Reid do kickoffs, save Butker for points situations.

upamtn
Reply to  rip58
09/30/2022 7:01 pm

which leg?

pompano
Reply to  upamtn
09/30/2022 8:52 pm

they don’t call him “tripod” for nothin’

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 6:57 pm

turn it up

upamtn
Reply to  steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 7:00 pm

talented guitarist but I do NOT like the guy on a “personal level”

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  upamtn
09/30/2022 7:04 pm

HE don’t care

he has

How much money does Ted Nugent make?

Ted Nugent has an estimated net worth of $30 million as of June 2022.

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 7:05 pm

I may have bought a ticket and a few albums to help him out

upamtn
Reply to  steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 7:08 pm

here ya go … for FREE no less!

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  upamtn
09/30/2022 7:12 pm

no way I want to go there

I have enough issues on the edges of my madness

upamtn
Reply to  steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 7:15 pm

salesman: “this sofa can seat 4 people with no issues”

customer: “where am I gonna find 4 people with no issues???”

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  upamtn
09/30/2022 7:33 pm

hahhahahahah

upamtn
Reply to  steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 7:06 pm

HE does not indeed

rip58
Reply to  steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 7:58 pm

Haha, I’m sure after he read that he got all teary-eyed…????

BleedingRedAndGold
09/30/2022 6:55 pm

SAS isn’t necessarily wrong, pending the investigation, but he’s still wrong. Demanding that someone, anyone, be fired encourages folks to look for someone to fix the blame to, and by the time that’s done, they’ll have forgotten to look at any underlying problems at the system level, ensuring that it’ll crop up again. That’s why my philosophy is to find and fix what caused the problem, and only then, especially if you come up empty on that, do you consider if anyone’s at fault.

SAS is a talker, not a t6ech, so it’s no wonder he doesn’t bother with troubleshooting and analysis. Shooting his mouth off is his specialty.

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
09/30/2022 6:57 pm

he needs fired

upamtn
Reply to  steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 6:59 pm

yes!

upamtn
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
09/30/2022 6:57 pm

agreed

upamtn
09/30/2022 6:50 pm

Tony, take the UNDER!

good article on why scoring is down this season … some QB’s older, some hurt, some just not playing (Watson, ha!) … 10 new HC’s, several new OC’s, maybe defenses are better (?) but it’s definitely down this year

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/10050581-why-is-scoring-down-in-the-nfl-in-2022?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 6:50 pm

Royals just cranked a two run homerun , leading the Guardians

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 6:53 pm

Oct 6, 2020 — According to Pollstar Boxoffice reports, since the early 1980s Van Halen grossed over $324.3 million from 8.6 million sold tickets worldwide.

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 6:58 pm

I bought two

upamtn
Reply to  steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 6:59 pm

and no doubt Eddie is most appreciative

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  upamtn
09/30/2022 7:02 pm

loved their music

foosball, weed, some beer and 17 years old 🙂

upamtn
Reply to  steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 7:04 pm

just a child

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  upamtn
09/30/2022 7:34 pm

still have the mind of a child

WHY
WHY
WHY

upamtn
Reply to  steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 6:55 pm

w00000000000000000000000000t

I hope the Chiefs can do that Sunday

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 6:40 pm

COREY LINSLEY
C, LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
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Chargers C Corey Linsley (knee) is questionable for Week 4 against the Texans.Linsley was not spotted in the open portion of Friday’s practice but Chargers coach Brandon Staley said he expects him to start. It’s good news for an LA offense that just lost their left tackle for the year. Linsley will likely need to make it through a final session of warmups before getting the green light on Sunday.

seems Herbert is already beat up maybe the Texans will beat him up some more

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 6:38 pm

DONOVAN SMITH
T, TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
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Bucs LT Donovan Smith (elbow) is questionable for Week 4 against the Chiefs. Smith has been sidelined since suffering a hyperextended elbow in the season opener. He was able to practice on a limited basis all week, suggesting he has a decent chance to play. Smith returning would be a boost to a struggling offense. 

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 6:10 pm

good evening AG

upamtn
Reply to  steve_chiefs
09/30/2022 6:54 pm

still stunned the NFL decided to keep the game in Tampa …

“Hi honey, what would you like to do this weekend?”

“well, we’ve lost our car, our house, all of our belongings, there’s no electricity for 100 miles, food is scarce and there’s no fresh water to drink or bathe in”

“great, let’s go the the Bucs game!”

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  upamtn
09/30/2022 7:00 pm

sounds like a typical Raiders fans convo……

Nasrani
09/30/2022 5:44 pm

Meanwhile in the Carolinas…

pompano
09/30/2022 5:08 pm

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