Monday, September 8, 2008

Brewers-Reds/Packers-Vikings Open Thread

What to watch, what to watch.... Wisconsin sports fans have a few options for our viewing pleasure tonight.

First. the Packers take on the Vikings in their first game of the season. Will the Aaron Rodgers era begin on a high note or will be left wishing we could have a QB that could lead us to a victory over the might Dolphins from Miami? Will the defense be able to stop Adrian Peterson? Which of these two teams will end the night at the team to beat in the NFC North? Only time will tell.

Secondly, the Brewers take on the Reds in the first game of a three game series at Miller Park. The pitching match-up is Dave Bush (9-10, 4.33 ERA, 38 BB/96 SO) against Edinson Volquez (16-5, 3.12 ERA, 77 BB/174 SO). Here's the line-up so far:

2B Ray Durham
SS J.J. Hardy
LF Ryan Braun
1B Prince Fielder
RF Corey Hart
CF ?????????
3B Craig Counsell
C Jason Kendall
RHP Dave Bush

I never thought I'd be happy to see Craig Counsell starting, but Bill Hall is that bad. I'm not sure about the whole mystery center fielder concept either, but as long as it's Kapler or Cameron, we'll get some production. If only Kapler, or Braun, could play third.

Go Brewers! And Packers!

53 comments:

E.S.K. said...

clearly I should have checked here first

DannyNoonan said...

Yes, you should have. Although I didn't list the game times so you would still be stuck watching football while you waited for the start of baseball.

I do think that it's always a good rule of thumb that you check here first though.

DannyNoonan said...

So far, so good.

Anonymous said...

Not sure I liked the Sarah Palin comparison. That was a little weird.

DannyNoonan said...

Okay, a few miscues are to be expected, no?

DannyNoonan said...

Good god, what's with all the holding?

Anonymous said...

Adrian Peterson is awesome.

DannyNoonan said...

God I hope that "Packers guy" McDonalds commercial isn't aired nationally.

DannyNoonan said...

It's Cameron in center. Phillies tied at 2.

DannyNoonan said...

HELL YEAH! Nice catch Jennings!

Anonymous said...

Touchdown Rodgers. It was almost Favre-like.

DannyNoonan said...

It's amazing how watching football makes it instantly feel like Fall.

DannyNoonan said...

Donald Driver is a warrior.

Anonymous said...

Is the line of scrimmage a different color this year?

DannyNoonan said...

I think so.

DannyNoonan said...

Nice. Brauny with a stolen base. Runners on 2nd and 3rd with one out.

DannyNoonan said...

Brewers up 1-0

Anonymous said...

Interesting. We haven't had a rushing QB in a while.

DannyNoonan said...

One of these announcers really wants to fight me.

Anonymous said...

That's not a good way to end the half.

DannyNoonan said...

Reds tie it up. Hart's arm kind of sucks. I wonder if he can play third base?

DannyNoonan said...

Jason F-ing Kendel clouts a 2-run dinger. WTF?

DannyNoonan said...

Hey E, where did you go? You just leave one comment and never come back?

DannyNoonan said...

TD Packers! The leap needs a little work though.

E.S.K. said...

YEAH BOY~~~~

E.S.K. said...

I have company over bro, sorry

E.S.K. said...

sticking with Jackson is going to ruin all the potential of the Vikings line and excellent defensive front.

Awesome.

DannyNoonan said...

Agreed. I have Jackson on one of my FF teams. I hope I never have to use him.

DannyNoonan said...

The $50,000 to the MACC fund really is nice, and Gagne may well have done a lot for the community, but we gave him $10 Million and he sucks. He should give, like, almost all of it to worthy causes.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he could buy us a relief pitcher?

DannyNoonan said...

JJ HARDY!

E.S.K. said...

pretty sure CHildress was praying JSuck would run that ball

E.S.K. said...

HELL YEAH!!!

E.S.K. said...

too many fucking flags to make this game enjoyable

DannyNoonan said...

C'mon Grant, get in the endzone for FF's sake.

DannyNoonan said...

Yeah, the flags have been ridiculous. But 12 men on the field seems like one you gotta call.

DannyNoonan said...

TD A-Rodg!

E.S.K. said...

nice of the packers offensive line to call that time out. Jesus Christ

DannyNoonan said...

Roger's completion percentage is 81% right now.

DannyNoonan said...

Atari with the pick! But yeah, he should have just went down. Game over. Nice game Pack, despite the flags. Nice game Rodgers!

DannyNoonan said...

Not a goood start for Torres.

E.S.K. said...

come on dude

E.S.K. said...

GAHHHHHH

E.S.K. said...

heyyy! It's football season!

DannyNoonan said...

Aw Christ. We're going to let these scrubs beat us now?

DannyNoonan said...

Aw Christ. We're going to let these scrubs beat us now?

PaulNoonan said...

Sorry I'm late. Compy trouble. The Packer game was awesome. Except for penalties, but that will get better when the line gets healthy. Too bad the Brewers just fucked up.

DannyNoonan said...

Let's rock this traitor.

E.S.K. said...

I wish Torres had gotten shittier earlier so Melvin could have done something about it

E.S.K. said...

craig counsell just hit. That shit just happened.

DannyNoonan said...

And Mike Lamb was on deck. Fuck the heck?

E.S.K. said...

Yost again laughing at the Milwaukee faithful

E.S.K. said...

anyone watching this Raiders game? What the hell is with Golic? He sounds like the Raiders Ron Santo.

Mike Golic = FOXNews+MSNBC...teh biaz!!