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Wednesday Evening Open Thread: Fantasy Draft, Fireworks (Suck), and Humpday Cocktails

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Goooooood evening Los Angeles Rams’ fans. Hoping this humpday has treated you well. Alright...enough of the small talk. Let’s get to it. Feel free to open it up to other is, after all, an open thread.

Who Are You Drafting In Fantasy Football in 2016?

If you land the first spot in your fantasy football league this year, who are you taking? It’s always a very risky move and, quite frankly, it’s why I hate getting the top spot. I’d much rather have a late first round pick. But I digress.

According to Fantasy Pros, the Top 5 players being drafted this year (thus far) are (in order):  Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell, Odell Beckham Jr., Julio Jones, and Todd Gurley.

Who would take if you were sitting at No. 1?

Something You Hate That Seemingly No One Else Does

I’m not going to lie, and I feel relatively bad for saying it, but I can’t stand fireworks. I don’t have kids. I’ve seen them for 33 years now. And I’m not looking forward to them anymore this year than I was the last three decades. It’s just me and the Mrs. sitting in a bunch of traffic to go sit somewhere really far away from the fireworks - probably seeing them through some trees - and then hopping back in the car after about an hour or so only to sit in the same traffic we rode there in.

My wife knows I don’t like ‘em, but I try to be a good sport because she loves them.

But I don’t like them. I don’t like them at all. And I’m pretty sure I’m the only person in America that doesn’t.


I may not watch one second of the Olympics this year. Again, terrible person over here.

What are you excited to see?  I know everyone’s gotta be pumped about the pole vault!!!

Best Concert You’ve Ever Been To

I’ve been to a bunch of different concerts, covering several genres of music. I’m one of those people that says "I like all types of music" when asked. And, for the most part, that’s accurate. You won’t find me listening to any Beethoven-type classical music though.

I went to several Van’s Warped Tour festivals (which covers all kinds of music) in high school. I’ve been to Up In Smoke Tour concerts with Snoop, Dre, Eminem, etc. I’ve seen Tim McGraw and Zac Brown Band. In college, I went to a bunch of punk rock concerts (wtf?). I went to see a Pink Floyd cover band called The Machine. (I’ve also seen the Doobie Brothers, Steve Miller Band, and....the Bacon Brothers, featuring the one and only Kevin Bacon (the greatest actor ever).

I go very rarely these days, but I’ve always enjoyed live music. What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to?

Whatcha Sippin’ On?

This evening, I’m happy to say, it’s Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA.  Dogfish makes some great brews, and I’m glad they’re based out of Delaware, because it makes it extremely easy to get my hands on their stuff. If you happen to bump into it in your neck of the woods, I’d strongly suggest it.

How bout you?  Whatcha havin’?