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Evening Thread - Friday Edition

Smackdown on SyFy at 8/7c.

NBA action highlighted by Houston @ Memphis on NBA TV.

NCAA football has the BITCOIN ST. PETERSBURG BOWL!!! NC State vs. UCF.

Bring your B game to the only evening thread that matters.

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  1. Stranger in the AlpsDecember 26, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    BITCOIN ST. PETERSBURG BOWL!!!


    That was actually typed with enthusiasm.

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  2. Magoonie NOT Teddy BelmontDecember 26, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Hello everybody! I'm back...yeah, I think I'm back.

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  3. Stranger in the AlpsDecember 26, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    You look like you're back.


    Are you back?

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  4. Hungry...the question is for what...

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  5. Stranger in the AlpsDecember 26, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    How about something in honor of your avatar?

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  6. I think so....still not 100%... I have offers from other websites to be part of their communities...I'm currently a free agent....so anything is possible.

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  7. Stranger in the AlpsDecember 26, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    I sure hope Bayless doesn't lowball you then. I would hate to see you commenting on 411.

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  8. Sam Elliot recommends Beef for dinner. I put all my trust in that man.

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  9. Now Smackdown has 15-20 minute opening promos.


    Oh Lawd.

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  10. Stranger in the AlpsDecember 26, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    The Smackdown opening promo should be renamed the Teddy Long Memorial Tag Match Playa segment.

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  11. Although I love the King, BK and Wendy's are in about the same level for me.


    I go to which ever ones are closer. BK isn't as close


    Although I haven't been there for a while, so many I'll take a trip out there.

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  12. Sexy Flexy Biff KensingtonDecember 26, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    Here is an honest question… with CM Punk now preparing to compete in the UFC, should CM Punk be viewed as a bigger deal than the WWE? Understanding the dichotomy between one man versus a whole company, wrestling is so low rent these days, I'm almost inclined to think a prominent UFC hire is more relevant.

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  13. 411? Seriously? They couldn't afford my talent!

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  14. Stranger in the AlpsDecember 26, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    I can't pass up a Baconator.


    At BK, I always go for a couple of double stackers.

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  15. Sexy Flexy Biff KensingtonDecember 26, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    .... Aaaaand this is why I don't watch SmackDown.

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  16. I loved the quad stacks. I wish they were still around.


    Speaking of which, McDonald's did bring back 2 of my favorites. Triple cheeseburger and spicy McChicken.

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  17. Did you know that Hungary is the most obese country in Europe? You couldn't make it up! We're the second fattest. I'm personally very slim.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2887249/The-second-fattest-country-Europe-NHS-chief-declares-war-waistlines-s-revealed-Britain-Hungary-league-table.html

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  18. UFC would kill to have WWE's ratings. WWE would kill to have UFC's buyrates.

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  19. I believe it. People remember Austria-Hungry and Austria. Other than the Balkan countries, nobody knows about Hungry.

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  20. Stranger in the AlpsDecember 26, 2014 at 6:25 PM

    We had scrambled eggs and bacon on biscuits for DINNER!


    I recently had the McRib and remembered why it was underwhelming. The Dollar Menu, for me, is the way to go whenever I hit McDonald's.

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  21. God i hope they find these Playstation Network/XBox Live hackers. I wanna see those neckbeards bawling in their hot pockets when a federal judge sentences them to 10 years hard time.


    Time to stop coddling hackers and really put the screws to em.

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  22. So following Christmas my backlog is almost as big as the log I dropped in my Grandama's toilet after a day of Spinach and ARtichoke dip, Lindt Candy, and other treats!

    Anyone else here playing Far Cry 4, Zelda: Wind Waker HD, NBA 2k15, AC: Unity, or Treasure Tracker!

    Also I saw Patton, Saturday Night Fever, Spy Game, Hustle & Flow, The Hustler, and another movie I can't remember this past week.

    Man, I think...Tony Scott is arguably my favorite director. Not the BEST, but my favorite.

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  23. Using public opinion comparing a real sport to episodic violent soap opera is faulty.

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  24. Stranger in the AlpsDecember 26, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    So....as a guy who is not a gamer, what can a hacker obtain from hacking a network such as that? Aside from the obvious credit card numbers and such.

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  25. Just hit 100% completion on Far Cry 4 today. Once the network's back up i'll finish off the remaining 4 trophies to platinum that sucker.

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  26. What happened to your thumb?

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  27. Sexy Flexy Biff KensingtonDecember 26, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    That right there expresses how bad WWE's current model is. UFC does great PPV numbers because you can only see their marquee names fight then. WWE had their marquee names wrestling every week, so why would fans feel compelled to buy a PPV or Network subscription?

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  28. Stranger in the AlpsDecember 26, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    Didn't he jump off a bridge a few years ago?

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  29. They're hiding themselves away because they're so fat.

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  30. These dipshits are doing it for the Lulz. That aside it's going to only get worse so it's time for the Law to grind these assholes into paste.

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  31. I guess the thing about creative writing is that it's really creative typing, and it's now all sorts of fucked up and in a brace and it blows.

    For how long, I don't know, I'm told to NOT type but my job is, well, typing, and my job is the busiest this time of year, so here I am, fucking miserable.

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  32. Fuck. You are the absolute worst. Much better avatar though.

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  33. You keep writing and were all miserable with you.

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  34. Sexy Flexy Biff KensingtonDecember 26, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    But both entities exist within our general culture. UFC and WWE at the end of the day have somewhat similar business models, and there's some crossover, if minuscule.

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  35. Yeah! I was reading about it the other day, and that led me to reading about Bud Dwyer. There's something you don't wanna look into before sleep, lemme tell you.

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  36. Stranger in the AlpsDecember 26, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    Yeah, bringing down a network is fucking hilarious. These guys would probably piss their pants if cops kicked in their door.

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  37. Not quite, UFC does tons of tv content with big names especially on their FOX specials.


    Aside from a couple shows, they all do horrific numbers that if Raw even came close to Vince McMahon would be swan diving off the top of Titan Towers.

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  38. Nothing. They're just loser dipshits DDOSing stuff to piss people off.

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  39. Why are these "writers" turning Hulk Hogan into a complete joke? I know he's old but having him spouting his catchphrases over and over again makes him look terrible. Brother every other word,Let me tell ya something etc etc used way way too much.

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  40. Stranger in the AlpsDecember 26, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    When I was their age, I would beat bordeom by knocking on people's doors and running off.

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  41. The days of 1,000,000 buyrates are long gone. UFC is worse than WWE for oversaturatation and turning away fans. EVERYONE I talk to about UFC online seems to say the exact thing "I used to watch but there were too many shows and I lost track and stopped watching" and yet Dana still thinks that's bullshit.

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  42. Anthony Jesenik had some funny lines about Tony Scott on his show.

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  43. Imagine THAT happening today? The "news" world would be amok for days

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  44. Is this the real Meekin or is this the same guy who made the fake Farva account a few months ago? Not sure if real or not.

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  45. I don't even get the goal of these guys. I mean, all they did was screw over gamers wanting to game during the holidays.

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  46. Read the first sentence again. Nobody else could write that. Not even an impersonator would dare.

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  47. I'm at the final boss in Wide Waker HD.

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  48. I thought Alicia Fox was a babyface now, yet she's booked in a one-on-one match against Naomi?


    Do these idiots even know who's a face and heel in their own company?

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  49. It's over the top, even by Meekin's standards.

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  50. Probably all he can handle ->See Silverdome, Pontiac

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  51. Stranger in the AlpsDecember 26, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    In the Divas division, I don't think anyone cares. It will all play out on Total Divas somehow, and that's all that matters.

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  52. Sony and Microsoft both have online stores and them going down alone on Boxing Day costs them legit millions of dollars.


    Yet the law still treats them as nothing more than nuisances unless they fuck with the Govt. Grinds my gears.

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  53. I'll concede this much to him: I also ate a metric fuckton of spinach artichoke dip yesterday. It ranks way the fuck up there in the Dip Power Rankings.

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  54. In TNA though, he had the odd flub, and it was usually taped, but he was normally a really strong promo. The angles tended to be nonsense, but he did some great promo work I thought,

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  55. Homer kidnaps a dozen kids, carjacks a police car and rams it into a tree. How long of a sentence would that be in real life?

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  56. Edge and Christian are hosting Raw. So, the Raw is going to be about WWE reminding us how cool they used to be.

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  57. Other than Paige being heel, I honestly have no clue what affiliation any divas are.

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  58. I really wish they'd just completely forget the Attitude Era and never reference it again. It's only hurting them.

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  59. You sound like you're not a TRUE FIGHT FAN!


    Dana doesn't want our kind. I mean who doesn't want to watch 48 shows a year that average around 6 hours each filled with unranked tomato cans humping each other for 15 minutes?


    Seriously there's 10 divisions now with 10 different champions. That's 160 ranked fighters alone. Why are cards filled with anyone aside from these elite workers?

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  60. Illinois played a bowl game today, and I cared no more than anyone else here. I've never had so much disdain for a coach who'd improved one of my favorite team's record every year. Tim Beckman can go fist himself with a broken glass glove. This was the second year my family hasn't had season tickets after 30+ years of having them. Don't miss it at all. My dad played for this fucking football program and all we ever talk about is Illini hoops. I think there were 12 people at the last football home game.

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  61. I just rediscovered Bit-O'-Honey's

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  62. "The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live." - George Carlin.

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  63. What did Beckman do wrong?

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  64. I work pretty hard to stay up to date. But I feel like I'm watching UFC *ALL* the time. I enjoy it, but I think I'm becoming pretty boring and less cultured overall. But I know if I stop watching the lesser shows I'll miss the new stars and won't appreciate the big moments. It's a fucking chore though, just like getting through Raw is.

    I'm pleased they're not doing any 2 shows in 1 night this year, because that was absolutely ridiculous in 2014. 12 hours of fighting in 24 hours. Madness.

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  65. Stranger in the AlpsDecember 26, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    About a third of what Sideshow Bob does.

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  66. Do Divas work on a face/heel paradigm? I thought they were all just varying degrees of crazy.

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  67. Looking forward to it, if the "writers" give them even an inch of leeway they'll make it work. Maybe Christian can announce he's entering the Rumble too, the upper mid-card could use some guys who are over.

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  68. I heard this joke at a Christmas Eve party this year, and last, and the year before, and the year before. The kicker is that I heard it from the same guy each time.

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  69. It's strange to think that Christian was wrestling in the main event less than a year ago

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  70. There's always the family member who either tells the same jokes or tells the same stories each year.

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  71. And everyone lets them continue re-telling them.

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  72. How long has R-Truth been singing this fucking song now? I know he stopped for awhile/changed songs etc. But what was the date when he first came out rapping this damn thing?

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  73. Mostly due to pity.

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  74. They keep trotting him out there, probably far too often for what he's doing.

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  75. All of it. Just all-around incompetence and inability to run a major college program. I should- and do- hate the AD who hired him, Mike Thomas, more. And I do. Beckman is in so far over his head it's sad. I'll never cheer against my squad to get the coach fired/get a higher draft pick/etc, but the last two Illinois football games this year made it very tempting. We've gone from 2 to 4 to 6 wins under Beckman, and all that means is a)we beat five awful teams and one OK-ish team (Minnesota) and b)it took Beckman three years to get Illinois back to where it was when he took over.

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  76. Stranger in the AlpsDecember 26, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    I saw him at a house show in 2009 against Vladimir Kozlov.


    He came to the ring rapping the same song.

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  77. You can get with this or you can get with that you better come get with this cuz THIS is where it's at!

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  78. Good thing you weren't forced to hear JBL sing along with him at a house show.

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  79. I can only assume that Meekin saw his name get dropped and thought it a great time to rejoin.

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  80. Man, Jake Roberts would have been such a letdown. It would have made kayfabe sense (Jake extracting revenge for King of the Ring 96), but he was a relic at that point and it would have fallen flat. Aside from a major WCW name, or possibly the Warrior, anyone would have been a letdown. Vince, while not a great option, was also probably the best of the realistic options.

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  81. Jake Roberts as the Higher Power. If not him, then RVD.

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  82. I distinctly remember Jake 'The Snake' being rumored as the Higher Power, leading up to the big reveal. I always figured they wanted Jake, then when time came to call him up he was in 'no condition to perform'. Russo has always said, "Bro, I can't remember..", I'm pretty sure he or Ed Ferrara are the only two who know.



    If it had been Jake, at least he had a tie to the original Undertaker character, so it ind of would have made sense. With it being VInce, it just made six months of storylines COMPLETELY FUCKING POINTLESS. Nobody ever talks about late 98 or early 99 outside of Rock/Mankinds series or the Big Show's debut. This is why.

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  83. It's his only story.

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  84. Still? Its been 14 years...

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  85. He was put in the main event spot even before Steph. Did really well too until his quad fucked up and he started doing anything and everything to get on the level of a guy he held extreme jealousy of.

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  86. Obligatory "RSPW had Owen or Pillman faked their deaths theories" post here.

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  87. It's SYMBOLIZING!

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  88. I like the idea of a recap/pregame deal.

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  89. I really wish this had been the case. I would've happily traded a couple of weeks of thinking 'the WWF has gone too far with their tasteless angles' for Owen still being alive.

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  90. One site that I read at the time said it was supposed to be Ted Dibiase, because he had history with Austin and Taker. That would have been ok, but of course he couldn't have wrestled. Or Jake too.

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  91. Only one that would have made sense was Linda McMahon, jack Tunney, or even Donald trump if they could have thrown enough money at him

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  92. I remember vividly a fake Raw spoiler with Jake Roberts as the Higher Power.

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