The Post Without A Theme

Posted: September 26, 2012 by veeshir in Exploding things, FAIL, Funniest End of Civilization Evah, L.L.A.P.H.

The crapblog needs a post, so I’ll do my part. I don’t really have any plan, I’ve had some sort of sore throat/fever thing going on since Saturday, so I’m not all that coherent either. Wish me luck.

First, when did Aaron Rogers become such a whiny bitch? I mean, I know both Harbaugh brothers are whiny, little punks, but Aaron Rogers?  I still think they made the right call. My favorite take on it was the MNF idjits, one of them said, “He had more possession”. You either have possession or not. Simultaneous possession goes to the offense. Suck it you whiny bitches.

You know who’s the most upset about replacement refs?  Green Bay, New England, Miami, Dallas and most especially Pittsburgh and Philly (Philly for home games only). The regular refs suck their dicks and now the new ones screw up randomly.

You know who’s happiest?  The Giants, Bears and anybody playing the above teams. Why? The regular refs fuck them up the ass all the time. Just to make it clear, I like the Steelers, Miami and occasionally New England, while I don’t like the Bears, so I’m not just saying those teams because I like them or hate them.

Last year the Bears had the best play. Hester is the best punt returner in the universe, so they sent him to the right and he stared up at the sky as if he was waiting for the ball, as another player sort of strolled casually to the left. Even the punter, who had to know where he punted the ball, ran toward Hester. The guy on the other side of the field, all alone, caught the ball and ran for a TD. The refs called some bullshit holding call. The Bears had no need to block as they wanted the other team (Packers as I recall) to go after Hester. Bullshit.

Enough of that bullshit.

Next we have the unfortunate events in the MidWest.

Like a pot of bratwurst left unattended at a Lambeau Field pregame party, simmering tensions in the strife-torn Midwest boiled over once again today as rioting mobs of green-and-gold clad youth and plump farm wives rampaged through Wisconsin Denny’s and IHOPs, burning Texas toast and demanding apologies and extra half-and-half.

The spark igniting the latest tailgate hibachi of unrest: a Texas newsletter’s publication of caricatures of legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi.

 

As usual, Iowahawk is pitch perfect. I especially like the fact that it’s some Texas guy’s newsletter that sparked it.

Now for something almost as funny as Iowahawk (in the endy sense). So Greece is totally screwed, they need to face reality and work to make sure their country doesn’t just go bankrupt. So what’s a Greek worker to do?

Greek workers have begun their first mass confrontation with Greece’s three-month-old coalition government, grounding flights, disrupting local transport and shutting public service offices….

Even tax collectors have said they will join in the action which has also closed archaeological sites, including the ancient Acropolis.

Well first off, you have to love that bit about tax collectors going on strike. Does the IRS have a union? Is there some way we can get them to go on strike?

But more importantly, we have a country that’s out of money and is whining at the EU about getting more money (no strings attached of course) so naturally, they make sure that they close down tourism and tax collection. That’s like shooting yourself in the foot but first putting your foot to your forehead.

Via Say Uncle we find this conundrum.

A pretty libertarian guy woke up to find a drunk guy he didn’t know asleep on his couch. See what he did and think of how you might have handled it differently.

I’m not sure what I would have done, I don’t think it would have involved guns or the police, I’m thinking more like sharpies and a camera. But then, I don’t have kids and I’m kind of an asshole.

Comments
  1. D says:

    Not a bad post

    Especially when I was beginning to wonder if the name was going to be changed to Doubleplus–dead…

    /nosarc

  2. MikeD says:

    I dunno, I think the offensive pass interference was pretty damned blatant, and I’m a Steelers fan. I don’t give a rats ass about either team, but that was a bad call. Mind you, while everyone else I know was losing their minds and screaming “bring the PROFESSIONAL refs back”, I was laughing my ass off and reminding them “yeah, it’s not like THEY never screwed a call so badly it cost someone a game, is it?” Morons (and not even the good kind).

    Iowahawk is funny. Water is wet. Etc etc etc.

    Fuck Greece.

    • Veeshir says:

      Definitely interference, but….. I’ve only seen pass interference called once on a hail mary and that was defensive.

  3. Dr Spank says:

    Aaron Rogers hates America.

  4. Mitchell says:

    I thought the call was good too. Look, it’s a hail mary – you could call offensive and/or defensive pass interference on practically every single one ever thrown. Everybody knows where the ball is going and everybody jumps up at the same time to get it. You have to let the guys play the game. In this instance two dudes hit the ground with their arms around the ball. It wasn’t a clean pick and not an interception.

    Greece – as Thatcher said: “The problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”

  5. DejahThoris says:

    Re: NFL
    Not one fuck was given.

    Re: Iowahawk
    I wish I had some right of center friends to send that to. I has a sad now.

    Re: Greece
    Where are the Mycenaeans when you need them?

  6. MikeD says:

    “Everybody knows where the ball is going and everybody jumps up at the same time to get it.”

    It’s not the wrestling match at the end I’m talking about. It’s the SHOVE that preceeded the jump for the ball. I get it… it’s a Hail Mary at the buzzer (so to speak). But receivers aren’t allowed to shove defenders to clear the way to jump. Bumping and struggling to get TO the ball? Cool. Knocking a defender away BEFORE you jump? Flag. But what the hell do I know, I just watch the game.

    • veeshir says:

      The regular refs don’t throw a flag there either.
      I’ve watched football religiously all my life and I’ve seen exactly one penalty on a hail mary and it was defensive. I remember thinking, “That’s a bullshit call”, I don’t remember the teams, but it wasn’t the Giants.

      • MikeD says:

        I’m generally of the “let em play” rule up till you get guys blatantly fouling. And no, I’m not talking about brushing the kicker during a dive at blocking a kick, I’m talking spearing, horse collar tackles, and jumping on the receiver’s back so he can’t catch the ball. Fridge Perry body slamming a QB type stuff.

        • veeshir says:

          I thought that’s what the replacements were mostly trying to do. Some crews were worse than others, but they also had some very tough calls to make. Like that catch and the FG in the Pats game.
          As I said, they almost never call penalties on that play, it’s just the way it is.
          I do think that should have been called, it was over and above the usual, jostling-for-position that goes on.
          But I still don’t think it would have been called.
          I do think it was a function of there being replacements, the players saw they could often get away with stuff.

  7. AndyN says:

    I’m a Steelers fan, and a friend asked me Sunday night if the officiating during the Steelers/Raiders game bothered me. I told him I really couldn’t see any difference between what the replacement refs were doing and the way the regular refs usually screw the Steelers.

    What I’d really like to see now is for the commentators to hold the regular refs to the same standard as they held the replacement refs, and for the NFL to take the same position when players and coaches insult regular refs that they have over the past three weeks.

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