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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 9, 2016

I swear to God, I woke up this morning and wondered how cold it was at Carstie’s cabin. Did he fire up the stove yet to warm up that pussy? Hey now.

FOUR games THIS WEEKEND. I wouldn’t bet on any of them. Especially the Minnesota game. What does below zero temperature do to a football? I’m guessing it’s not easy to throw.

They’re saying that this game could break the record set by Twin’s dad in the Ice Bowl game. I hope it doesn’t. I like that record. 🙂

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  1. unca_chuck said, on January 9, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Three?

    Speaking of football, I forgot about the college football game coming up

  2. Bozo said, on January 9, 2016 at 8:21 am

    I love it when Stix tells one of his cabin stories. It reminds me that even though I live in a somewhat rural place, it ain’t that rural.

    I see where Cody Hall was the one Designated for Assignment to make room for Span. That means Adrianza is still out of options. Hopefully with the two new inning eating Starters we can start the year with only 12 Pitchers and giving us 5 bench guys.
    So if the season started today, I see a bench of Blanco, Susac, Specs, Ehire and Kyle Banks (as the 5th OFer and spot start at 1B). Unless Williamson and Parker have the Springs of their lives, I see them starting the season in Sactown and used for injury call-ups.

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on January 9, 2016 at 8:40 am

      Good call on Banks. I forgot about that pick up.

    • alleykat69 said, on January 9, 2016 at 8:45 am

      Yeah that could be right Clown.
      I kinda forgot about Kyle Blanks, but he will be in the mix at 1B/OF, but I’m so done with 000 and Specs can fill his role I would like to see Parker/Williamson beat him out in ST.

  3. alleykat69 said, on January 9, 2016 at 8:34 am

    Woahh I did get my skink on last night, and now paying for it.
    Remember that Ice Bowl Game back in 68? Dallas vsGreen Bay, Landry against Lombardi,and it was a GREAT Game under the worse conditions I’ve ever seen as the temperature dropped to artic North Pole conditions and the wind chill factor hit -17 degrees!! Vividly remember the camera panning to the stands and every fan looked like a frozen Popsicle with a wave of steam off of their throats and some Jack Daniels definitely needed!
    Dallas had the lead late, but Bart Starr drove the Pack down the field and after a valliant effort by the Cowboys at the goal line,Starr got enough push from his center (Forrest Gregg?) to sneak in and break the Cowboys hearts… Truly was an epic game under brutal conditions..

    • Flavor said, on January 9, 2016 at 8:40 am

      that was before my time. I’m betting they show a bunch of clips from that game though, probably some with Twin’s dad announcing

  4. Flavor said, on January 9, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Chuck, where do you stand on the coaches the Niners have been interviewing? I don’t want any of them. There’s a reason Chip got so quickly and unceremoneously let go. And I think Hue is way more suited to be an OC. I don’t know who I want, but I know who I don’t want.

  5. willedav said, on January 9, 2016 at 8:45 am

    I think that was guard Jerry Kramer that threw the block. Gregg was tackle on that side.
    I remember the book about it with the pic of that side of line caving in J Pugh for the TD.
    Couple iconic teams with tons of HOF players and coaches.
    Local note, my mentor Italian buddy who grew up in Temescal part of Oakland played JC b-ball vs. Cowboys Cornell Green of Contra Costa JC/Utah St. Green played b-ball in college and went right into NFL.

    As long as someone knocks out Seattle preferably before SB, I don’t care who does what.

  6. alleykat69 said, on January 9, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Adam Gase new coach of the Dolphins 5 years/ not sure of the coin.
    Yeah your right WillieD it was Jerry Kramer with the block.

  7. dirtnrocksnomo said, on January 9, 2016 at 8:53 am

    I’m not betting any of those games. I bought a powerball ticket though. Figured hey why not. If I win I’ll buy a suite at the Phone Book and name it Flap Central or something. Kat can run the bar.

  8. wilcojoe said, on January 9, 2016 at 9:07 am

    I keep going back and forth on my Fanduel picks for this weekend. That cold temperature scares the hell out of me, but the conditions will be clear with minimal wind, so it’s possible there is little effect.

    • Flavor said, on January 9, 2016 at 10:29 am

      to me, this is all about hitting your RB’s. The RB pool blows this weekend. Nearly a crapshoot with all the shared gigs and the fucked up match up AP has in Minn. So I have 30 different teams at DK with many different combos of RB’s. Only played 10 teams at FD.

  9. willedav said, on January 9, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Caught Bill Walton doing Pac 12 b-ball games couple times this week.
    Guy is just goofier than ever, whether he is talking (during play while game is going on I might add) about seeing the Dead play a concert in GG Park, or going on about “conference of champions” and Coach Wooden.

    Just a different cup of tea from say Fraschilla (who I like) or the annoying Raftery or Noseburger and Vitale
    Also pretty proud of Luke (named for his blazer teammate Maurice Lucas) and the way Warriors are playing.

    Kings get another shot at them in Sac tonight and then Kobe makes final appearance next week here.

    Good luck to Dirt too!

    • Macdog said, on January 9, 2016 at 9:36 am

      Gotta stick up for Jersey guy Raftery, I know he’s got his pet phrases that he beats to death, but to me (and many others back here), it ain’t college hoops season until we hear Raf doing a game.

    • Flavor said, on January 9, 2016 at 10:30 am

      I love listening to Walton do a game. One of the true entertainers of our broadcasting time.

  10. Carstie Clausen said, on January 9, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Oh, oh, called out on the Flap. Currently around 8 below with a deeper windshield factor running. Both stoves going. Kitchen cookstove has finally warmed up the room enough to sit down at the keyboard. Actually, my grandfather tacked on this shed-roof kitchen to the main house built the year before in 1915. So this frigid room with sagging floor, dipping ceiling and shaky north wall will be 100 Y.O. this year. Wanted to get a hundred into Magnus Rodseth’s kitchen. So now we’re here ~ with cold feet and dreaming of a well-insulated replacement.

    Been sleeping in the upstairs or late. Warmest spot in the house. Hard to get outta the sack because its covered with pussy. Eat your hearts out, guys.

    Kinda feeling a bit sorry beforehand for those Seattle fans showing up in the Sitties tomorrow for the game. They are NOT used to below or near below zero conditions. Minnesotans will dress for it. A week ago one Packers fan was maintaining bare-chested in below freezing conditions at Lambeau. So some drunken purple person may feel honor-bound to top that. A lot will hinge on whether or not there is a wind. Vikes are a bit less injury-ridden than the occasion of their embarrassing thumping by tomorrow’s opponent earlier in the season. Chances are the game will not be such a blow-out. Likely lots of running and little passing.

    -22 expected up thisaway tonight. At least the sun is shining this morning. Such is life in the Cathouse.

    • Bozo said, on January 9, 2016 at 10:30 am

      -22? Dang, may I suggest more pussy?

  11. blade3colorado said, on January 9, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Not playing any players from Seattle/Minnesota game (although, I do have Seattle in most of my defensive alignments). Got Roethlisberger in a couple of LUs, but the Bengals have owned him this season. Consequently, I like Green versus Brown in LUs without a Roethlisberger stack (Brown, Bryant, and/or Wheaton). Cousins and Rodgers at QB are also QBs I like. Fading Smith, who will have a hard time throwing against Texas.

    In short, DFS is very difficult with only 4 games going.

  12. Flavor said, on January 9, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Jesus, NBA salaries are hilarious. Elton Freaking Brand has made 167 million dollars in his career…….

  13. blade3colorado said, on January 9, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Flavor and Wilco – you guys up for a 3 way H2H? $5 for $9 . . .

    • wilcojoe said, on January 9, 2016 at 12:10 pm

      Just responded to your email Blade. I am heading out now to watch the games, I just don’t have time to put a lineup together…Totally agree with your guys assessments. The running back situation is a crapshoot. I have Grimes in a lot of lineups. Hoyer likes to go to him in goal line situations and he could be a nice cheap play.

      • blade3colorado said, on January 9, 2016 at 12:12 pm

        Flav said the same thing . . . No worries. I hope all of us win! Make it so football Gods!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. snarkk said, on January 9, 2016 at 11:55 am

    As long as this brain trust controls the Giants, I will always be disappointed in the choice of outfield. They don’t value power anymore. OK, I get it. They like pitching, big park and all that. Bonds was the ultimate in power, and that didn’t win the big enchilada. But, having grown up with Giant teams that could flat blast the ball, I just miss having a squad that has a lineup with a few outfielders that can park the ball more than once in a blue moon. And I mean more than one, and more than one guy hitting 23 or something. Winning championships is great, yep. no doubt. But, now I’m greedy. I want championships with pitched shutouts AND lots of 3 run shots out to the big glove in left. If Span’s healthy, he should fit the bill I like of a speed guy, a doubles guy that scores a lot, but he won’t hit more than what, 10 dingers? Can’t they get a guy with speed and power? Oh well, another WS win might make up for the lack of homers… 😉

    • Flavor said, on January 9, 2016 at 12:09 pm

      triples are probably more exciting than homers. That’s what I’ve convinced myself of anyway.

  15. snarkk said, on January 9, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    On paper, the starting lineup looks solid, and the starters are certainly upgraded. Some unanswered questions going forward in the Pen, though. I think the Pen may be turned over a bit by the time ST is through. Affleldt’s spot is open, but you never know, Romo might get traded, and I wouldn’t mind it if he were. That one trick pony slider is overdue IMO to finally stop slidin’ so much…

  16. blade3colorado said, on January 9, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Damn, the wind is going to be blowing hard during that Green Bay/Washington game tomorrow.

  17. unca_chuck said, on January 9, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Hey Flav, I think Hue Jassell, uh Jackson, would be a solid guy to hire. He did a lot in Oakland with a shitty team in a tough (at the time) division. He’s an offensive minded guy who would immediately help a fucked up offense. And he was the first Raider coach in eons that got through to the team. Chip KKKelly? Fuck no. Then there are guys like Todd Haley and Josh McDaniels, guys who had shots with good teams and basically shit themselves silly. They are both OCs again. Anthony Lynn is baffling other than he played for us during their last super bowl win. John DeFilippo? The mastermind of the Browns shitty offense? No and no. David Shaw? Jim Harbaugh lite? No.It won’t happen anyway cuz like you said he’s in a dream spot in PA.

    Then there are the guys from last year. Chudzinski I think would be good. He did well with Cam Newton a few years ago, and was HC for the coach-killing Browns. Gase? He did OK in Chicago, but that team is a mess.

    Shanny/Holmgren? No and No. Too old. I’d love to see them come back in some kind of advisory role, but HC? No. I’d rather have KKKelly.

    • Flavor said, on January 9, 2016 at 1:22 pm

      So what r the chances York nails the hire with all those guys available?

      • sfsarge said, on January 9, 2016 at 11:31 pm

        Nowhere near as good as the chances of him completely blowing it.

  18. unca_chuck said, on January 9, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    KC/Cincy have both not won a playoff game since the early 90s. I think the Chiefs have a better shot of winning a playoff game finally. They were my favorite AFL team back in the day…

    Otis Taylor, down the sideline!!! Touchdown!

    • sandog said, on January 9, 2016 at 1:11 pm

      What’s Up Chuck!
      You are dead on about the Chiefs. They are my NFL and haven’t won a playoff game since 1994. Against the Oilers! At the Astrodome! With Joe Montana at QB. And I was never really down with the bringing-in-the-hired-gun Joe Montana bit.
      Here’s hoping that ugly streak stops today.
      Loo–you out there somewhere? Go Chiefs!

  19. alleykat69 said, on January 9, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Wow.. Talk about a dagger thru the heart for the Texans!!
    Knife Davis 106 yard KO to start the game!!!

  20. alleykat69 said, on January 9, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Yeah I’m rooting for the Chiefs more because Alex Smith signed my old-school Forty Niner gold jacket his rookie year in the players parking lot..

  21. zumiee said, on January 9, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    “I think that was guard Jerry Kramer that threw the block. Gregg was tackle on that side.
    I remember the book about it with the pic of that side of line caving in J Pugh for the TD.”

    Willie, I’m guessing that’s Kramer’s book “Instant Replay,” written with sportswriter Dick Schaap. I remember reading that book many years ago and liking it a lot. One of the things that I remember from the book is that he talks about how it’s impossible for an NFL team to be super “up” for every regular season game. Fans get frustrated when a team plays its heart out to win against a challenging team one week, and then looks flat the next week against an inferior opponent. Kramer says it’s just the way it is. They’re human beings, and they can’t be at a fever pitch every game. He also talks about how it is apparent to a team early in the week whether they’re “up” for a certain game. He said that he could tell when they were in danger of being upset. The team, from Monday on, just wasn’t focused enough.

  22. zumiee said, on January 9, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    On the MLB Network, they’ve been showing a film about the ’15 World Series, and it’s a reminder of how important Game 1 can be. The Mets blew a great chance to win that game, and it was an uphill battle for them the rest of the way.
    It was very cool how the Giants won the first game in each of the 3-in-5, getting each Series off to a great start, and taking some steam out of their favored opponents.

  23. dirtnrocksnomo said, on January 9, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    What a whacky game in Houston.

    • xoot said, on January 9, 2016 at 2:45 pm

      Mercilus and JJ Watt — perfect names. But KC’s looking good. Go Chiefs!

  24. unca_chuck said, on January 9, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Hey Sandawg!

    Hope you had a happy holiday. Still have the signed Alex Smith jersey I won on the chron 49ers insider blog.

  25. blade3colorado said, on January 9, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Gase off the board with Miami . . . http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/14534244/miami-dolphins-agree-deal-adam-gase-become-head-coach

  26. xoot said, on January 9, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    How the hell can a crowd boo it’s own home team in a playoff game?

    • zumiee said, on January 9, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    • wilcojoe said, on January 9, 2016 at 3:38 pm

      Well considering they haven’t had a decent QB in the history of the franchise and are the only playoff team to start four different QB’s, I can’t say I blame my Houston brethren.

    • gianthead said, on January 9, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      If I were a Texan fan and watched that in person, I would have done more than boo…

  27. blade3colorado said, on January 9, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Agree with WJ. For most of its history, this team has SUCKED. Denver, receives a lot of news about the Texans because of Gary Kubiak (well loved in Denver) having been the coach there. Under Kubiak, the Houston Texans achieved their first winning season in franchise history, when they overcame a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the New England Patriots 34-27, finishing the 2009 season 9-7. Think about that for a moment . . . This hapless franchise was established in 2002. Fast forward today, they have a total of 3 playoff appearances – all since 2011.

    Yeah, I would boo this team. Easily.

  28. xoot said, on January 9, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Playoffs? You talkin’ bout playoffs? Are you kidding me? Booing your own team generally sucks. There are exceptions. But not in the playoffs.

  29. djloo27 said, on January 9, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Hoyer is the worst QB I have ever seen. He has absolutely no football skills whatsoever.
    He plays like he has Fibromyalgia…

    • Flavor said, on January 9, 2016 at 5:02 pm

      I still don’t know what that is…

      • djloo27 said, on January 9, 2016 at 5:22 pm

        I swear I don’t think I’ve ever seen a QB play worse – and not get yanked!

      • Flavor said, on January 9, 2016 at 5:24 pm

        the Houston coach must have been asleep or just incompetent. How could you leave him in the entire game? I know Weeden isn’t Joe Montana but Hoyer was, as you said, possibly the worst QB I’ve ever seen.

      • zumiee said, on January 9, 2016 at 5:29 pm

        Nerve pain in the tissues.
        I didn’t look it up, but I think that’s what fibromyalgia is.

  30. gianthead said, on January 9, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    I am rooting Chiefs all the way…and Redskins to hit my 200-1 SB bet…

    • djloo27 said, on January 9, 2016 at 5:55 pm

      I wonder why the Chiefs don’t seem to get any flack about their name like the Redskins, Braves and Indians. Neither do the Chicago Blackhawks now that I think about it. Or am I wrong?

      • xoot said, on January 9, 2016 at 6:01 pm

        The arrowhead trademark seems vulnerable, but I bet most CFOs and COOs and for that matter most CEOs would argue that the name’s ok.

  31. unca_chuck said, on January 9, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Weeden is hoyer’s backup. He’s been there a week. He prolly knows 4 plays.

  32. unca_chuck said, on January 9, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    Chiefs, Warriors, seminoles even, aren’t derogatory terms.

    Redskin is.

    • xoot said, on January 9, 2016 at 7:41 pm

      Yeah, the Florida State Seminoles really pay homage to the Seminole Wars and the relocation to Oklahoma. Chop chop.

  33. unca_chuck said, on January 9, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Get shut out in your house and you’ll get booed. Like the (ahem) redskins they played in a weak ass division and weren’t that good.

  34. blade3colorado said, on January 9, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Sheesh, unbelievable how many “face plants” insofar as DFS is concerned . . . Only good news is how many people picked these MIAs – in one tourney I am playing in here are the percentages . . .
    Brown (84%), Roethlisberger (30%), Green (35%) and Hill (37%).

  35. Carstie Clausen said, on January 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Randy Backman’s “Vinyl Tap” is hitting my airwaves courtesy of CBC Radio outta Winnipeg, my closest big city. Well, kinda big, around half a million. Made up a pan-bread tonight with mushrooms, onion, jalapeno, apple, spices n herbs + half a can of pre-Fuck You Shima pink salmon (bought before 3-11-11 when the tsunami got the place nuking life in the Pacific.) Batter used oat-bran, a Maryland private label cornmeal, barley flakes, rye flour and potato flakes. Some Rumford’s baking powder, one Amish egg and milk made up the rest of it.

    With that cookstove heating up the sagging old kitchen at 24 below i need a good cooking excuse to stand around the range. Overate, but sometimes that’s great. Now i need me a little sippin stuff as i settle in for more Wizard Willow sculpturing and two hours of Holger Petersen hosting two hours of Saturday Night Bluuz coming outta Saskatchewan.

    Should be some frosty footballs in Minneapolis tomorrow.

    • djloo27 said, on January 9, 2016 at 8:14 pm

      That second paragraph is epic…

  36. blade3colorado said, on January 9, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Wow! Greatest catch I’ve seen in quite some time. Dude should be in a circus.

    • wilcojoe said, on January 9, 2016 at 7:34 pm

      I was 20th out of 28k+ in a $2 sat only tourney. Even though I had Bryant, I was hoping for a FG as I don’t have Big Ben. I had Alex Smith but I have Pits kicker. So that dropped me to 40th. This game is torture.

      • blade3colorado said, on January 9, 2016 at 7:41 pm

        Joe, Ben Roethlisberger has 11.56 versus Smith’s 13.3, so no guarantee that Ben beats him . . . Agree though, this game is torture. Happy about Bryant and Brown waking up from the dead, but still need Green to get his ass in gear. Biggest reason why I hate football and basketball – so interdependent upon what other teammates do and/or score of the game. Baseball is basically all individual stat driven, making it easier to select players.

  37. wilcojoe said, on January 9, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    That’s the truth. Baseball season can’t start soon enough.

    • blade3colorado said, on January 9, 2016 at 7:51 pm

      Fuck, see what I mean? Roethlisberger is history. Pfffttt!

  38. unca_chuck said, on January 9, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    The fucking NFL is going off the rails. They talk player safety and Benard gets speared in the helmet and knocked cold, and theres no flag. PIttsburgh’s WR catches a ball, takes 3 steps and gets leveled with a hit to the shoulder. Course that’s a penalty.

    I thought these games were going to be good.

  39. wilcojoe said, on January 9, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    I hope Ben’s ok, but I sure as hell won’t shed a tear if he doesn’t return.

  40. zumiee said, on January 9, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Wow- what a huge fumble.

  41. unca_chuck said, on January 9, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Man, after fighting to take the lead and getting the pick you fumble?

    Ouch. Big Ben is back.

  42. unca_chuck said, on January 9, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Great game. After Benard’s hit the Bengals woke up.

  43. djloo27 said, on January 9, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Crips and Bloods putting on quite a show in Cincy…

    • zumiee said, on January 9, 2016 at 8:55 pm

      You want to see a rap sheet; check out PacMan Jones’ history.

    • wilcojoe said, on January 9, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      No shit!

  44. unca_chuck said, on January 9, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Well it was good til the refs fucked it up.

    • Bozo said, on January 9, 2016 at 9:24 pm

      True.

  45. unca_chuck said, on January 9, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    You can’t throw that 2nd flag.

    • Bozo said, on January 9, 2016 at 9:24 pm

      True again.

  46. zumiee said, on January 9, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    A baseball game from the Australian League tonight on the MLB Network. Baseball has taken root there. Sort of. Not a lot of spectators at the game.

  47. xoot said, on January 9, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Jim Barnett’s commentary on tonight’s Dubs/Kings game has been very good. Game itself, not bad. Demarcus Cousins, however, needs a good therapist, or maybe a good thug-whisperer.

    • zumiee said, on January 9, 2016 at 9:11 pm

      He’s probably hopelessly immature.

      • xoot said, on January 9, 2016 at 9:37 pm

        In the post game interview, Dramond Green just piled the praise on Cousins. Don’t you get the sense that a whole lot of the NBA is pulling for him? Cousins’s talent and energy are obvious. He looks like an asshole on tv, but I’m not sure that tells the full tale. Strange thing.

      • zumiee said, on January 9, 2016 at 9:41 pm

        I’m sympathetic to the fact he has a lousy coach and GM.

      • unca_chuck said, on January 9, 2016 at 9:48 pm

        Getting rid of Malone last year was the worst thing the Kings could have done.

        It’s funny, I’m watching the game with my son, and he’s like why is this team bad? Rondo, Gay, and Cousins are all above average. Zumie’s right.The coach and the GM suck.

  48. djloo27 said, on January 9, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Dodgers have extended a non-roster invitation to El Chapo…

    • xoot said, on January 9, 2016 at 9:30 pm

      Yeah, for some reason he’s not out of options

      • djloo27 said, on January 9, 2016 at 9:37 pm

        lulz!

  49. zumiee said, on January 9, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    A drought-stricken field in the Australian game. They might be playing in a desert.

    • zumiee said, on January 9, 2016 at 9:38 pm

      Canberra vs. Perth. I thought he said Cranberry.

  50. blade3colorado said, on January 10, 2016 at 6:31 am

    Sean Penn was instrumental in the Dodgers signing El Chapo and also got an interview.

    http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/el-chapo-speaks-20160109


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