Seeing as Cole is already twitter cheering the Pens-Sharks, I am stuck putting up the open thread for the game that either makes it a best of 5 or heavily tilts the ice to the Pens.
Unrelated Sports Update 1:
This is some amazing trolling by the PGA:
BREAKING: World Golf Championships tournament held at Trump Doral in Miami since 2007 will relocate to Mexico City, PGA announces -CNBC
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) June 1, 2016
Danke! I was having dinner.
Let’s Go Pens!
Pittsburgher but not a hockey fan.
However, I see that Nate Silver says the numbers favor the Pens.
Let’s go Pens!
yeah for the PGA! more of this, please.
Trump’s reaction to that should be memorable.
Trump too toxic for Cadillac’s 45-64 year old upper-middle class white male demographic, apparently. When Republicans are losing old, rich white males, they’re pretty fucked.
West coast chiming in…Go Sharks!!!
@burnspbesq: It’s a loser tournament that no one watches.
Yeah, that was my first thought too – but I think I saw a story recently that said Trump’s demo is a little bit less well-off than what you describe. Still kind of a ‘wow’ moment though.
That goal had been building for a couple of shifts
Trolling? What the PGA has done hurts Trump financially, politically and psychologically. A troll couldn’t do this much damage in its wildest dreams!
And this is just getting started. The hits will keep on coming, and in the end Trump will be lucky to get 30% of the popular vote.
Well, yes. This is exactly the right time for the shit to hit the fan. I was actually worried about the Trump “University” story coming out before the primary was decided, when Republicans still had a chance to leap out of their runaway clown car. There’s nothing the fuckers can do now except pray for a painless death.
Not by choice maybe, but they’re stuck with him anyway.
And I’m not sure that’s even true. Who watches TV golf? The 1%ers? I don’t have cable, but what are the ads like? Are they pushing Porsches, or Bud Light?
The context for the move of that golf tournament:
Apparently it’s been held at the same course for more than 60 years. Trump bought the golf course in 2012, and the contract to hold the tournament at the site had most of a decade left to go. But: the contract was contingent on the tournament having sponsorship, and the longtime lead sponsor (Cadillac) announced they were pulling their sponsorship, possibly because they didn’t want the association with Trump. And no other deep-pocketed sponsor could be found willing to publicly associate with Trump. Hence: the tournament moved. Because even those wanting to market to fans of a sport essentially defined by aspirational entitled White assholes find association with Trump problematic.
I’m still holding on to my dream that Trump implodes like Jack Ryan, and when the Republican candidate comes out on stage in Cincinnati, it’s the only possible choice when there are no choices left and you need a placeholder to prop up your end of the ballot:
(Apparently, that was W’s bonding moment with Obama when Obama became a senator in 2004: he said, Senator Obama, we have something in common — we both debated Alan Keyes.)
Due to my lifelong ability to root for teams and thus absolutely destroy any possibility of them winning, a friend (fan of all Pittsburgh sports teams) is paying me $5 to root for the San Jose Sharks.
It is amazing in retrospect how utterly craven the “deep bench” had to be, every one of them, to not stand up to this insecure blowhard and knock him right off the stage with Trump U, his insults towards vets and immigrants, his sheer lack of knowledge about anything but his own greed.
Even more amazing to see how many of these bootlickers have fallen into line once he was the presumptive nominee. I mean, Rubio, Christie, and Graham especially. McCain too (even though he wasn’t on the ‘bench’ this go-round) – how can he live with himself after Trump’s earlier disgusting comments about POWs?
It’s Cleveland, but I second your hope.
AND GO PENS!!!!!!!!
Well, at least I got the state right. And the first letter.
@Mnemosyne: Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus… Are there any cities in Ohio that don’t start with a “C”?
Bristol fail. Bring back Australian Rules Football!
@Warren Terra: The fact that it went to Mexico is the cherry on top.
Kuddos on the Bravo Zulu reference Richard.
Trump is Tango Uniform!
@Omnes Omnibus: for some reason, I feel a need to introduce a music video to this thread:
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@? Martin: @hellslittlestangel: @efgoldman: The R&A has also put off the decision on bringing the British Open to Trump Turnberry. They’ve announced that it won’t return there, if it returns at all, until after 2022.
@Miss Bianca: The degree to which the Finnish countryside looks like the northern half of Wisconsin is amazing.
Did you see my #Ham4Ham link at the top of the previous thread? It’s even sportsball related.
Have you ever heard Diane Ford’s routine about having ancestors from Scandinavia? This story cleaned it up a bit:
I distinctly remember that punchline being the much less family-friendly just as fucking miserable as the one they left.
@geg6: Toledo. Akron.
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@Omnes Omnibus: Is it not? I was thinking something very similar – about northern Michigan, I hasten to add.
May I ask a stupid Wisconsin question? – I know there’s a town there called Fish Creek – what part of the state is it in? Is it on the water?
@Mnemosyne: I blew by it, ma’am – I’ll have to check it out!
Investments too. And drugs.
Also, I was trying to say that the 45-64 year old white folks who support Trump maybe aren’t quite as “rich” as the PGA demo Martin described. More like small business owners who may play golf – and have still done well – but not exactly loaded according to the article. Cadillacs and Lincolns, but definitely not Porsche drivers (unless it’s being leased by the business, of course). Sorry if I wasn’t clear there earlier.
@Miss Bianca: Fish Creek is on the Door County peninsula. It faces Green Bay (the bay, not the city) rather than the open lake.
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And that’s that.
Big hill to climb for the Sharks now
@Omnes Omnibus: Ah. I’ve heard of Door County. Supposed to be quite pretty, I believe. (Please don’t roll your eyes too hard – I really know so little about WI!)
It just swam into my memory that my father’s family owned a house there way, way back in the day (30s-40s).
@Miss Bianca: No eye rolling. Think of it as the upper Midwest’s Cape Cod – with fewer lobsters.
Villago Delenda Est
@burnspbesq: I can hear him whining like a titty baby now.
@Omnes Omnibus: that makes more sense to me than you know. Now I know how my Dad ended up buying a house on the coast of Maine.
How I’d love to see the town! I may have to make a Wisconsin trip sooner rather than later,
Yeah!! Nate Silver says you have a 90% chance of winning the cup if you are at 2-0 in the final series.
@efgoldman: No. Deer flies. And Door County is fairly free of the pests. Breezes and stuff.
@Mnemosyne: Jack Ryan is my all time favorite political story, if for no other reason than I can explain to people how Seven of Nine from Star Trek: Voyager is the reason Barack Obama is president. Also too, the Crazification Factor.