Not only will Mariano Rivera become an even wealthier man when he agrees to a new contract with the Yankees at some point in the next 24 hours, but it’s also his birthday today. Talk about a great week. Rivera turned 43 years old today, which in turn makes me feel pretty old. I remember being on the cusp of high school when he was doing the super-setup man thing back in 1996. That was the best season of his amazing career, and the neat part is that it was the year before he started throwing the cutter. Eighty command (on the 20-80 scale) will get you far in life.
Anyway, here is tonight’s open thread. The Falcons and Saints are your Thursday Night Football game, and that’s pretty much it. Talk about anything else here, it’s all fair game.