Beard Of The Day

We’re nothing if not superstitious on this site… so since the Hawks won with my choice of Willie as BotD, I’m back for another game day beard. And if the Hawks want to keep this silly little thing going and delay their inevitable demise, they’ll need play their strongest game possible. Can’t rely on Crow to steal every game, even though it may just be their best strategy at this point.

Now when you’re talking strong, we might as well pick possibly the strongest man to ever walk this earth- Hafþór Björnsson. He is best known for playing The Mountain on Game Of Thrones (and by the way, how cushy a job is an acting role where you never say anything and then for half your scenes your face is completely covered by a helmet. Only thing better might be third string QB). But Hafþór got his athletic start playing basketball before an ankle injury pushed him into focusing on strongman competitions. He recently set the world record with a 501kg (1,104.52 lbs for us dolts not using the metric system) which is simply a mind boggling amount of weight. I guess he’s also now preparing to box the guy who was the first to lift 500kg. That’ll be ridiculous.

Speaking of ridiculous… Hafþór is also the owner of a ridiculously cute little dog. Enjoy!



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Beard Of The Day

Among the several traditions we’ve fallen ass backwards into over the years is using this space not only to recognize some of our favorite character actors, Kings of “Oh, THAT guy”, as well as to give an official SKY POINT to those that have left us in the only forum we really have. So with that said, today we recognize Powers Boothe, one of the all-time hardasses in cinematic history.  While more often than not clean shaven or mustachioed for his more notable roles – Curly Bill in Tombstone, VP Noah Daniels in 24, Cy Tolliver in Deadwood– when so inclined his beard was full and lustrous. Boothe died in May of 2017, hence the reason for not being able to properly recognize his passing until now, and the MacGruber television show simply won’t be the same without him. But the important thing is that we get to say “….well……BYE” officially.

Beard Of The Day

*Blows dust off keyboard*
*Cracks knuckles*

Yeah, OK. I still remember how to do this… for the most part. Or well, we’ll see if the whole thing doesn’t crash in flames around me.

This series hasn’t gone the way the team has hoped though sadly, the way most of us pretty much expected.  Outcoached, outgunned, out of time. But there’s at least hope for a little bit of life this evening and if there’s one man who you can never fully count out, it’s the Red Headed Stranger. Our guy has been broke, beaten, down on his luck, sick, or in legal trouble (pay your taxes, kids) more times than anyone should have to face in one lifetime. Take inspiration where you can find it.

Or just start drinking already. Forgetting is the nature of our flight


Everything Else

Late last year on the podcast, I made the production choice to use WHAM!’s “Last Christmas”, being in the in the holiday spirit. Unfortunately, it seems that even loose association with us caused George Michael to succumb to an illness he kept private only four days later, on Christmas Day. And so Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, in accordance with what your final wishes very well could have been, we honor you here.

Everything Else

Everyone hates Roman Reigns. It’s felt he hasn’t earned his place at the top of the WWE roster. Yet no matter how much he’s booed or hated, he keeps ending up victorious. No matter the odds, no matter how down and out he seems, Roman OVERCOMES and wins and ends up in a big spot. He’s main-evented three Wrestlemanias in a row, for fuck’s sake. The powers that be keep pushing him, even while seemingly putting every obstacle in his way.

Everyone hates the Hawks. The NHL wants you to love them, but pretty much everyone outside the 606 hates them. And yet normally, no matter the odds or when they seem down and out, they OVERCOME. And end up where the lights are brightest, ready to be booed and heckled even more mercilessly than the last time.

The Hawks need to OVERCOME, starting tonight.