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Evening Thread - Wednesday Edition

TNA IMPACT tonight at 9/8c on Spike. Schedule matches include TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Lashley defending against Bobby Roode, with Kurt Angle as guest referee. The tag team #1 contender tournament continues with the semi-finals. Low-Ki/Samoa Joe vs. MVP/Kenny King and The Hardys vs. EC3 and Tyrus.

World Series Game 7. This is it. This is for all the moolah, and for the trophy that will get dragged behind George Costanza's car. Giants-Royals. Tim Hudson vs. Jeremy Guthrie. It's on FOX at 7/6c.

NBA regular season gets into full swing with twelve games. Bulls/Knicks on ESPN at 8/7c and Thunder-Trail Blazers at 10:30/9:30c.

NHL only has two games tonight, Red Wings/Capitals and Predators/Oilers.

TV has all new Arrow on the CW at 8/7c.

It's ALWAYS interesting in the evening threads.

Comments

  1. Lots of sports tonight for me.

    Red Wings at Capitials
    Wizards at Heat
    Giants at Royals

    Plus one of my favorites are coming back.

    Dude, You're Screwed

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  2. ...anybody else getting a lot of Russian mail order bride ads?

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  3. Extant1979 Most Must-See BoDerOctober 29, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    Catching up on my start off the week TV, Gotham and then Flash. God bless Hulu.


    Can NOT believe I made it through the last few weeks of work. Absolutely nuts.

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  4. Interesting...Cole is starting in Miami tonight over Chalmers. Is Chalmers hurt? Or is he just not favored anymore?

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  5. Miami looks sold-out and filled...strange considering LeBron isn't there anymore.

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  6. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©October 29, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    Man, I haven't watched Tosh.O in a long time.

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  7. Cheap-ass plug, but Caliber isn't the only one with a YouTube channel.

    (Comedy car reviews that I co-write and do the music for...badly)

    https://www.youtube.com/user/RegularCars/videos

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  8. Shit, forgot I've plugged this before. But fuck it. I'm shameless like Mick Foley.

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  9. How are you feeling about both shows so far?

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  10. Extant1979 Most Must-See BoDerOctober 29, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    We all plug stuff relentlessly. Ain't no harm in it. Welcome to the plug club!

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  11. Bulls basketball is back, baby!

    And, hmm...gotta go with the feel good story, go Royals.

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  12. Sounds so strangely dirty. I love it.

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  13. Extant1979 Most Must-See BoDerOctober 29, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Gotham has picked up, but I'm still not sold on it. This Goat episode I'm watching right now is intriguing.


    The Flash is just below Arrow in the quality of storytelling and DC Easter eggs, and I'm all in, just like with Arrow.

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  14. I don't have a dog in the fight, so I just eeny-meeny-miny-moe'd and landed on the Royals.

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  15. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©October 29, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    You do the music for that? You sound good, not bad, when can I expect an EP to drop on iTunes?

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  16. Thank you! My guitar playing is my weakness, in my opinion, but I think I at least do the other stuff fairly well.


    I wish I could put out something. Studio stuff is super expensive though. One of these days though. One of these days.

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  17. Extant1979 Most Must-See BoDerOctober 29, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    So, I started playing WWE2K15 yesterday and it took me THREE TRIES to beat Triple H in the first chapter of the Story mode. THREE fucking TRIES. Even in a damned video game, the boss' son-in-law won't job.

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  18. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©October 29, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    I'm Caliber's case, it was the opposite.

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  19. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©October 29, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Try Who Got NXT yet?

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  20. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 29, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    PLUG CLUB ALERT!

    I've updated the design, added a few gadgets, including a link to BANNED TOYS on the right side of the page. No ads on my site, as I'm currently fighting with Google Adsense on an older blog I ran that I let go defunct.

    Tonight's updates include a blurb about the launch of Windows 3.1 in 1992 and a Japanese commercial for it. Also, SNL debuted in 1975, and I have a clip from the first season. A rather well known one.

    Check it out at http://memoriesat88mph.blogspot.com/

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  21. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 29, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Bayless would never shamelessly shill, and would instead let people discover his work on its own merit

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  22. Needs more disqus.

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  23. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 29, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    Yeah, well Bayless isn't coming back from Aruba any time soon. He's currently being questioned by police about possible involvement in a sex slave ring.

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  24. MikeyMike, WitnessOctober 29, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    Thea with short hair can still get it.

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  25. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 29, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    Given that that's probably an internal police matter, how exactly do YOU know about it, hmm?

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  26. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 29, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    I imported my blog into Disqus, and Disqus has tracked the comments. I think it just looks different.


    I'm still playing with it.

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  27. Extant1979 Most Must-See BoDerOctober 29, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    Not yet, but I'm looking forward to it. I spent last night playing a couple King of the Ring tournaments, an Elimination Chamber and some Gauntlet matches.


    Just went through the unlockable content, and it's a little disappointing compared to last year. May have to get the season pass.

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  28. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 29, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    *ahem*


    Anonymous tip?

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  29. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©October 29, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    That was a neat little history lesson on a banned toy.

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  30. Fair enough. I said that out of laziness tbh.

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  31. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 29, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    "I'm still playing with it."

    What is "something Stranger said when he 1st discovered he had a peen"?

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  32. I couldn't care less about this Game 7 game, to be honest.

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  33. Had me a bit of smoke, think I'm gonna finish up the demos I uploaded at http://www.reverbnation.com/fear2stop before Blackish comes on.

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  34. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 29, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    Also acceptable: I'm strumming the banjo.

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  35. Extant1979 Most Must-See BoDerOctober 29, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    YES! PLUG CLUB MEMBERS UNITE!


    I am not just the MOST MUST-SEE poster on Scott Keith's Blog of Doom, but I'm also one hell of an influential bastard, if I do say so myself.

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  36. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 29, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    Real uranium, dude. REAL......URANIUM!

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  37. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 29, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    Thea Vidale?

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  38. I'm a Giants fan, but I want the Royals to win because they sucked for so long.

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  39. So you're not a true Giants fan?

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  40. MikeyMike, WitnessOctober 29, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    Thea from Arrow, sorry.

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  41. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©October 29, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    I've been watching the leader of NewLegacy Inc play the game for a few nights, and watching him playing the NXT portion made it really look tedious. Lot of hard objectives to get through. Guess that's the price to pay to unlock some NXT guys.

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  42. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 29, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    You didn't say one way or the other about Thea Vidale, though

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  43. Extant1979 Most Must-See BoDerOctober 29, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    When I did my second watch-through of Season 2, she was definitely looking better and better to me. Last week's episode, hot damn.


    Still not as hot as Sarah was, but she might be getting there.

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  44. Eh, we've won recently. The Royals were almost contracted 10 years ago. I live in Houston, so as an Astros fan I'm not used to winning lol. So, this game breaks my normal 'always root for the team from California' rule I have.

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  45. MikeyMike, WitnessOctober 29, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    She's got "it" like Sarah. Laurel just always looks like a dolt.

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  46. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 29, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    PLUG CLUB!

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  47. MikeyMike, WitnessOctober 29, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    I'm not sure who that is.

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  48. Extant1979 Most Must-See BoDerOctober 29, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    So, the endings on Gotham are getting much better about making me want to watch the next episode. I just wish the rest of the episodes were as good as the endings.


    On to the Flash!

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  49. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©October 29, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    That was stupid on the creators part.

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  50. Celtics would be foolish to get rid of Rondo.

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  51. Mmmm....open faced plug sandwich....


    wait what?

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  52. *Plug Club handshake*

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  53. I forgot how hot Emily Bett Rickards was until she appeared on Flash last night.


    (I still haven't gotten to Season 2 of Arrow due to work, MY ETERNAL SHAME)

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  54. Extant1979 Most Must-See BoDerOctober 29, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    Well, there goes my anticipation.

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  55. Nothing like a game 7.

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  56. Too bad it's a baseball one.

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  57. Extant1979 Most Must-See BoDerOctober 29, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    I have a soft spot for Felicity. Watching last night's Flash now. She's a cutie.

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  58. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 29, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    J-J-J-JOBBBBBBER!!!!

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  59. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 29, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Shelton Benjamin's Mama

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  60. The new avatar is freaking everyone out.

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  61. So there's only two more new episodes of Impact after tonight for the rest of the year?

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  62. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©October 29, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    That Corey Graves half will get you frustrated. Everything is about limbs and legs.

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  63. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©October 29, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    I'd say at least 3 more.

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  64. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 29, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    I read earlier that Gaburick is not in NYC or wherever he was rumored to be meeting with Spike

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  65. Still it should be crazy

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  66. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©October 29, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    The old man should have known better.

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  67. But definitely none after Thanksgiving right?

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  68. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 29, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    Nov 19th is the last one

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  69. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©October 29, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    That's what I figure.

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  70. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 29, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    There you go again, bragging about your figure

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  71. Bob Ryder said there is no truth to that, but WRestling Inc says Gaburick was there this past weekend and Monday. It's all up the air. Who's side is TNA on?

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  72. November 19th is the season finale from Panama City Beach.

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  73. Might watch it tonight. Either that or play Resident Evil 3.

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  74. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©October 29, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    :pats on back:
    Don't worry man, they'll get that TV deal.
    :whispers to the blog:
    I'm really not sure if they will.

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  75. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 29, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Will Jeff Hardy and Kurt Angle wrestle each other while wearing t-shirts?

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  76. The Giants need to put Bumgarner in the game the second that a Royal reaches second base.

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  77. Tears in their eyes and hugs free flowing.

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  78. Cool. Might watch it for the hell of it. Why not.

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  79. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©October 29, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    Which McMahon is going to show up?

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  80. the ghost of Jess McMahon

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  81. Who knows how much he could give them? 117 pitches is a crazy lot that he threw a couple days ago.

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  82. First time I have wanted to honor her with my penis in some time.

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  83. Maybe they will go all in and launch The TNA Network.

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  84. Extant1979 Most Must-See BoDerOctober 29, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    She wasn't giving you New Girl vibes last night?

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  85. I think it looks better honestly which is rare.

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  86. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 29, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    Aurora Rose

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  87. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 29, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    HEY 'LLAX

    How did it go?

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  88. Love that game. Nemesis jump scares were fun.

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  89. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 29, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    WRONG

    She's a Levesque

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  90. Bah. Pretend it's the 50's again.

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  91. MikeyMike, WitnessOctober 29, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    It's the anti Felicity.

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  92. The real loser of this series: Bud Selig.

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  93. No not really, she looked like she was fulfilling her role as a female and trying to look attractive. She also kept the quirkiness to a minimum.

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  94. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 29, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    DEAR NURSE WHO REFUSES TO BE QUARANTINED

    F you. Seriously, F you in the A so hard

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  95. Havoc didn't set the world on fire either. It had more buys than IYH, but with Hogan taking his 25% cut, they only grossed a bit more than the WWF. Needless to say, business was bad for both of them at the time.

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  96. "Let's see. Two of our biggest stars are out with injuries, our champ is bombing, we're in Western Canada, and yet we can't figure out what to do with the Hart brothers. Why, oh why, are we losing money?"

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  97. Douglas is widely considered to be over-rated, especially in his own mind, and an asshole who pissed off everyone, so it's entirely possible they had given up on him as opposed to it being all the Clique's fault.

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  98. To hear him talk, and people talk about him, Hall sounds like he has a great mind for wrestling and would be valuable if he could keep it together.

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  99. "Why does Shawn's hair get to look nicer than mine!"

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  100. "I'm taking my family to the Disney Land."

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  101. I guess it comes down to how much creative say does Cena really have and use? I'm basing my comments off of the assumption that he just does what he is told. Which is why I blame the company for this predicament.

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  102. If Earthquake squashes Cena, he'd be back the next week no worse for wear and he'd bury EQ by brushing him off.

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  103. "Hey, Batista, I think you'd be really swell in MMA...and if that doesn't work out, you've got the look for a superhero movie!"

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  104. YES. PWG is so far above everything else in the US right now.

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  105. I was at that show. The atmosphere was just death. It was kinda cold and the HHH/Brock match was just sooooo boring.

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  106. I laughed way too hard at this.

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  107. Not for much of anything.

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  108. Except for all those times when he did drop the title to whom he was asked , when he was asked.

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  109. And I honestly think there is nothing (in wrestling) that will Cena to explode like Hogan, Austin or Rock did. All three of those men had successes outside the business at various times that propelled them to greater stardom: for Hogan it was at the beginning with Rocky; for Austin it was during his run with stuff like Nash Bridges and movies; and for Rock it was toward the end with Scorpion King (although you can argue his acting career stalled for a while after that). The WWF making movies for Cena to be in isn't going to help him win over a new crowd of fans, it's just going to make wrestling fans more tired of him, and the company's focus being forced into the corporate mindset (bottom line, bottom line, bottom line) is making them afraid to rock the boat in any real way.


    Cena has been a great standard-bearer for the company through the transitions of the last 12 years, but he's hit the ceiling of his popularity. The problem now is that the gamble on the Network hasn't paid off and they have no idea what they would do if they lost that steady Cena revenue, so they are stuck in a holding pattern. Who knows when they'll emerge

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  110. Virgil's Gimmick TableOctober 29, 2014 at 11:13 PM

    When it's too late. That's when.

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  111. I really wonder what the long term plan was going to be for Daniel Bryan. It looked like he was going to keep getting murdered by The Authority until his fitful championship reign was over.

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  112. Bockwinkel was a heel, though. If the fans were tired of him and wanted to see him get beat, it meant that it was working.

    Cena is supposed to be a face. It hurts the basic paradigm of professional wrestling if they keep backing (and refusing to turn) their top guy who is not getting the desired fan response.

    AWA FANS: "God! I'm so sick of Nick Bockwinkel still holding on to the championship! I wish Hulk Hogan would beat him!"
    VERNE: "Actually, Hogan's not here any more...but my son Greg is ready to take Bockwinkel on..."
    AWA FANS: "Well, I'm not sure I buy Greg Gagne as a threat...but I'll cheer for ANYONE who takes on Bockwinkel..."

    TODAY'S FANS: "We don't really care about Cena any more...we're sick of him!"
    CREATIVE: "But look! Here's another guy that Cena will supposedly be the underdog against! Don't you want to see how he triumphs over adversity again?
    TODAY'S FANS: "Not really, no..."

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  113. There's a scene in the nWo "Monday Night War" episode where Nash laughs at WCW being happy about an early "Outsiders" interruption episode.

    "We...two guys with baseball bats...held off your entire roster," Nash said. "That's not good."

    The current WWE Creative booking the original nWo angle? Hall & Nash trade wins with Flair & Sting...until a "loser leaves WCW" match at Bash at the Beach, where the third man turns out to be Hornswoggle...

    ...and then Kevin Dunn complains that Hall & Nash were never over, that it was their t-shirts that were over.

    And after his fifth win, Goldberg goes on a big losing streak...as they don't need to complicate the main event scene and they're confident they can "re-heat" him when they need him.

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  114. Batista and Triple H.


    Punk and Cena


    You really don't think those mattered?

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  115. Getting it into the audiences mind is a mistake.


    As is comparing the guys you have to one of the best performances of 2000s film.

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  116. I have no idea, I'm just pondering a larger question.

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  117. People may hate bankers, but I doubt anyone of them wouldn't trade places with them.

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  118. Yeah, I dunno. I just don't see the appeal in a good guy that never lets the bad guys get to him, y'know? Be rattled, be changed, be effected by other characters.


    Stasis is dramatically boring.

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  119. I didn’t mean it in a snarky way, I
    genuinely got confused with what the finish actually was.

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  120. Well continue on. These bigger picture questions are above my pay grade.

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  121. Not anymore they don't, both guys are gone.

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  122. I think you're missing the point, though. Bret's issue was him being made to look like a loser at all; that he actually looked like a loser, and how, in the end is a different matter.

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  123. Except that Hollywood doesn't need or want Cena. The Rock worked out beyond expectations and Batista is working out perfectly well for what he's doing. Being the heavy with a few lines. So Cena really has nowhere to go but retirement.

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  124. I didn't claim a victory over Cena is irrelevant, I just think in today's landscape no victory can make someone "for life". if there is not significant follow-up to it, I can easily see someone beat Cena but being back in the midcard within eight or nine months.

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  125. That's a rather interesting ontological argument.


    "Because it does not exist now, it has never existed."

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  126. That's why I want Reigns.


    I just think that "Moments" matter, even if it's just something to keep throwing in video packages. Roman standing over a broken, bloodied Cena would be just the sort of thing he needs.

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  127. And besides, Sting did the Heath Ledger Joker impersonation a hell of a lot better than Ambrose.

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  128. I'd call that a Nicholson impersonation, actually. He was having way more fun with that gimmick than Ledger was with the Joker.


    Sting was hamming it up old-school with it, and it was tremendous fun in a really stupid this-is-terrible-wrestling sort of way.

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  129. In fact, the first Edge-Christian vs. Hardyz match was also in Cleveland. I was there, and I was at this Nitro.


    Also, Scott Steiner got the best heat of the night, but it was during a commercial break, when he said: "You know, some things never change...Cleveland sucks!"

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  130. It is well documented that Razor was offered a WCW contract first and he got nash on board as their contracts were almost 2 weeks apart.

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  131. i think douglas was already on his way out and that was just piss in the eye for douglas, give him the title for 15 minutes, with no intention of keeping it on him.

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  132. correct. He was punished by not winning the KOTR that year, which went to Austin ironically.

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