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On tap for tonight:


NXT is on the WWE Network at 8pm tonight.


There are 12 games in the NBA tonight. At 9m EST on ESPN the Oklahoma City Thunder face the Washington Wizards.



The NHL has six games tonight. At 8pm EST on NBC Sports the Chicago Blackhawks face the Pittsburgh Penguins and at 10:30 EST, the Los Angeles Kings take on the San Jose Sharks



College Basketball has multiple games tonight with #15 North Carolina vs. Wake Forest at 7:00pm EST on ESPN2.



Lucha Underground is on at 8pm EST on the El Rey network, highlighted by Drago vs. King Cuerno in a Last Man Standing Match



And as usual, talk about anything else going on tonight here.

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  1. ThebrazilianpsychoJanuary 21, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Evening.

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  2. This is my first time watching Luger in 88/89. HOLY FUCK HE IS A GOD. How did they fuck this up?

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  3. Whats up my man

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  4. ThebrazilianpsychoJanuary 21, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Flair and politics.

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  5. Just started 2010 rumble. On DVD.

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  6. ThebrazilianpsychoJanuary 21, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    Saw the first Joe/Punk match.

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  7. That's old school.

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  8. Savage in WWF, and Luger in NWA in 1989, two of the greatest heel runs I've ever seen and both promotions couldn't figure them out.

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  9. ThebrazilianpsychoJanuary 21, 2015 at 5:38 PM

    Savage had a year long run as WWF champion, he had a nice career.

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  10. I know.

    Also I literally have to login to Disqus Everytime I make a comment from my phone. Every. Goddamn. Time.

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  11. This might be my favorite Clash. Great 5 minute match between the Steiners and Skyscrapers with an awesome 4 team brawl afterwards when Doom and the Road Warriors run in. **** Luger/Pillman match with a fucking awesome showdown between Sting and Luger. And finally Funk/Flair I Quit.

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  12. If the Vikings go to the Super Bowl in '99, do they still do the job to Denver?

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  13. When TNA and ROH inevitably go out of business someday, do you think WWE will buy the tape libraries? And how long will it take to get them up in the network?

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  14. Temple of Doom is on, I'm comfortable on the couch and I'm eating chicken and dumplings. My night is now booked for me.

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  15. They will 100% buy the libraries.

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  16. Matt Strikef on commentary is the worst.

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  17. They made money off Savage...could have made more..I don't know I've always thought about that and I'm not sure how you fix it. in 88 at the height of Hulkimania I don't think you can have the heel go over at Mania. Maybe Savage could have turned heel at Survivor Series or something to give us a longer heel run.


    At the least they could have gone with a less burying of Savage and had some sort of controversy with Hulks win setting up a SummerSlam rematch that certainly would have made more money than Zeus.

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  18. I reckon TNA and ROH would really appreciate if people bought their DVDs now rather than waiting for them to die and getting it all on the network.

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  19. I hate how Flair takes piledrivers. He does a handstand, take it like a man you pussy.

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  20. Time to watch the Austin vs Michaels Mania Rewind. I may watch all of these in a row tonight.

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  21. Fuck Zeus. Savage should have retained at 5 and kept the belt until SummerSlam at least.

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  22. That will really suck for CM Punk's entire career to be owned by someone he hates.

    I mean, except for the UFC stuff... But I'm pretty sure he'll grow to hate Dana too.

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  23. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards are as follows:


    Wrestler of the Year: Shinsuke Nakamura
    Most Outstanding Wrestler: AJ Styles

    Tag Team of the Year: Young Bucks
    Most Improved: Rusev
    Best on Interviews: Paul Heyman
    Best Technical Wrestler: Zack Sabre Jr.
    Best Brawler; Tomohiro Ishii
    Best Flying Wrestler: Ricochet
    Most Overrated: Kane (beating out Roman Reigns by just 4 votes)
    Most Underrated: Cesaro
    Promotion of the Year: New Japan
    Best Weekly TV Show: WWE NXT
    Match of the Year: AJ Styles vs. Minoru Suzuki (8/1/14)
    Best Television Announcer: William Regal
    Worst Television Announcer: JBL
    Best Major Wrestling Show: New Japan G-1 Tokyo 8/1/14
    Worst Major Wrestling Show: WWE Battleground
    Best Wrestling Maneuver: Young Bucks Meltzer Driver
    Most Disgusting Promotional Tactic: WWE Insulting fans who purchased PPV's
    Worst Television Show: WWE RAW
    Worst Match of the Year: John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt at Extreme Rules
    Worst Feud: Nikki vs. Brie Bella
    Worst Promotion of the Year: TNA
    Best Booker: Gedo & Jado
    Promoter of the Year: Takaaki Kidani
    Best Gimmick: Rusev & Lana
    Worst Gimmick: Adam Rose
    Best Wrestling Book: Death of WCW by Bryan Alvarez & R.D. Reynolds
    Best Wrestling DVD: Ladies and Gentleman, My Name is Paul Heyman

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  24. I think they win.

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  25. How would you get through Mania without Hogan getting the belt?

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  26. What is the difference between the two main awards?

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  27. As a kid Temple of Doom was always my favorite.

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  28. ThebrazilianpsychoJanuary 21, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Wrestler of the year is Kayfabe and workrate


    Most outstanding values only workrate

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  29. ThebrazilianpsychoJanuary 21, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    I agree with most awards.

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  30. Overrated for Kane? He's justifiably pretty lowly rated to begin with, they're going to give the guy a complex

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  31. I thought Best Technical was the workrate one. :/

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  32. I'm on the Women's tag match and WrestleWar 91 has been pretty swell so far.

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  33. He gets screwed out of it and spends all summer chasing Savage drawing a ton of money.

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  34. NOBODY takes a piledriver like RVD.

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  35. Maybe have Hogan win, then have Savage take the belt back at SNME on July. Savage retains at Summerslam through shenanigans, hogan pins Savage in a Survivor match and wins the belt back at either the No Holds Barred cafe match in December or the 3rd main event.

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  36. ThebrazilianpsychoJanuary 21, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    Best Technical is about who's the best technical style wrestler, like best brawler is for brawler, dud.

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  37. How does TNA win WOrst Promotion of the Year when nearly every single bad award was won by a WWE wrestler?

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  38. ThebrazilianpsychoJanuary 21, 2015 at 5:48 PM

    Where's feud of the year?

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  39. I saw Imitation Game. It was solid but pure Oscar bait

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  40. Jones vs. Cormier

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  41. I wasn't watching WWF in 1991, but when I watched the PPVs a few years after they happened I always hated the Hogan-Slaughter match. That should've been Hogan-Savage III with Hogan-Savage somewhere in between.

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  42. I agree with the money in the chase..but in 88 Hogan not getting the belt back seems like you would have a riot on your hands

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  43. true. or had the balls to turn Warrior heel.

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  44. ThebrazilianpsychoJanuary 21, 2015 at 5:49 PM

    Bullshit, it should be Bryan/HHH or Briscoe/Cole or Shibata/Tanahashi.

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  45. Yeah but I'm cheap and lazy. I didn't pay to watch the Interview and I'll be rewarded by it showing up next week on Netflix. So my strategy of patience pays off.

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  46. How can someone be most improved if they've only been in the company for a year?
    And I wouldn't say WWE insulting fans who bought PPV's is disgusting, just stupid.

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  47. No, it should have Savage vs Warrior in a title vs career match.

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  48. Haven't got around to it yet. Started with Big Eyes...wish I didn't start with Big Eyes

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  49. Was the problem with Ultimate Warrior on top lack of credibility or lack of good heels?

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  50. I wasn't judging. I wouldn't either. But I bet it drives 'em nuts.

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  51. I liked Big Eyes even though Waltz blew Adams off the screen

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  52. What did you think of Foxcatcher, wynxmcneal?

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  53. Eh, agree on the acting....was expecting more quirk instead of a relatively straight forward narrative

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  54. People act like Warrior not drawing like Hogan was a knock. It's not. No one was going to draw like Hogan.

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  55. typo but my feelings remain the same.

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  56. No way. Denver was better at everything that the Falcons did to beat the Vikes. That was an insanely flawed team built on huge plays.

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  57. Winning an iconic passing of the torch match then just sort of having Hogan hanging around the periphery didn't help

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  58. Brryan/HHH was second.

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  59. You've been really angry lately and it is quite off putting.

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  60. UFC. That one is for both Wrestling and MMA

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  61. The WWE ECW belt looks like a toy.

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  62. The Sam Shaw-Christy Hemme-Mr. Anderson storyline was SNUBBED for a lot of 'worst of' categories.

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  63. Meltzer says the decision to take the belt off Warrior was made as early as June, so WWF must have been *really* disappointed in those early numbers.

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  64. I forgot how good the Season Mode is in the original Smackdown game for PS1. I got it off Amazon today for $6 shipped.

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  65. We are going to die!

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  66. Holy Crap it was half way through the match before I realized there was a Jumping Bomb Angel in this match.

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  67. Yea, it gets bogged down in the middle with I PAINTED THESE PAINTINGS v. No you didn't, now shut up and paint

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  68. Its what the voters picked. And I think Rusev has come a long, long way since being brought up. But the other, yeah its more stupid but nothing is really all that disgusting nowadays. We are not seeing stuff like Fritz Von Erich faking heart attacks or anything like that again.

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  69. Jesus christ, Vince is red eyed and teary in this Rewind too! What was wrong with him that day?

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  70. Another amazing post match beatdown after Flair/Funk. HOW THE FUCK did they not run with Flair vs Muta and Sting vs Luger at Starrcade 89?

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  71. They did! Just in the middle of a really dull tournament.

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  72. You know what I mean.

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  73. Must be the one day of year where Vince is sensitive.....dammit

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  74. Foxcatcher was fine, though way too deliberately paced. I get what Miller was going for and liked a lot of it, but the movie tended to drag. A lot like Capote.

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  75. Aye. That show is like a collection of dream matches with all the dreaminess of them removed.

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  76. Honestly, Clash 9 might be my favorite show of 1989. It's either this or SummerSlam 89. Great American who?

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  77. Would PS2 look better on a SDTV than a HDTV? It seems like everything is blurry when I play on the HDTV.

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  78. Shaw was runner up for worst character and Shaw/Anderson was 4th for Worst Feud of the Year.

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  79. This. Warrior had no memorable feuds besides the rehashed Rude thing and Savage begging for a title shot. Meanwhile Hogan was still the focal point and involved in the hottest feuds

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  80. ThebrazilianpsychoJanuary 21, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    Who was second on most outstanding wrestler?

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  81. Yea to sit in on that meeting. We have a lot of momentum and great match ups and ....lets have a pointless tourney.

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  82. Did the padded wagon match (with Anderson stopping half way through to crack juokes with Jeremy Borash) place in the worst match list?

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  83. Clash is certainly better than SummerSlam..but GAB is still the best.

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  84. Which is why Reigns will never be the next face of the company because Cena is still there. The next TOP guy will be a lot like Bret Hart, someone who happens to be at the right place at the right time.

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  85. I think his problem was just being a one note character. It's hard to do much with him.

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  86. Speak of 89 match ups..I know Steamboat left because of a contract issue but did he and Muta ever go at it? If not.....who cares what the dispute was..pay that man and put on that match.

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  87. It's a great show but "best PPV ever" talk is ridiculous.

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  88. ThebrazilianpsychoJanuary 21, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Is it true that Jon Jones vacated the belt?

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  89. I don't really like that they mix pro wrestling and MMA, but other than that I agree with most of it. Hasn't Death of WCW been out for a long time though? Also, there has to have been worse matches than Bray vs. Cena?

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  90. To each their own, it is probably not my favorite as the matches are a little shorter and quicker paced compared to a more modern epic feeling great main event type match.

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  91. They released an updated ten year anniversary edition in 2014. And it's still not very good.

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  92. The way to make the PS2 look absolutely best is on a SDTV with component cables.

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  93. ThebrazilianpsychoJanuary 21, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    Second worst match of the year was?

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  94. Heels. When you build him up as an unstoppable force, he becomes the immovable object once he wins the belt. He needed all the monsters of the month like they fed Hogan.

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  95. Stranger in the AlpsJanuary 21, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    I saw that there will be a new episode of Old School on the Network Friday on the live stream, and then to the on demand section. The 1/23/84 MSG show where Hogan beats The Iron Sheik for th e title.

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  96. Stupidest thing I've read about the pat's ball problem:

    If the NFL deems that the Patriots doctored the footballs to the team's advantage in Sunday's game, one of two things must happen:

    1) If Patriots owner Robert Kraft has an ounce of integrity, he will fire Bill Belichick immediately for toying with the integrity of the game for the second time in his otherwise magnificent career — the first issue being the SpyGate fiasco that earned Belichick and the team fines and a forfeited first-round draft choice.

    2) If Roger Goodell has an ounce of integrity, and he's not spending all his time going to pre-game soirees at Kraft's mansion, he will not only fine Belichick and take away draft choices, but suspend the head coach for the upcoming Super Bowl.

    Does this sound excessive?

    It probably does if you're a New England fan. But this goes beyond New England and Indianapolis and impacts the essential fairness of every game being played on an NFL field.

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  97. Stranger in the AlpsJanuary 21, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    So why didn't the Colts and referees complain about the balls during the game?

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  98. Ah. Yeah, I would've picked The Squared Circle by Shoemaker.

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  99. I hate Kravitz..but I hate Belicheck more so it might be excessive but I am holding out the slightest of hopes for it because it would be awesome.

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  100. Sakuraba & Nagata vs. Gracies

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  101. Itami vs. Breeze? Charlotte vs. Banks?! Balor vs. Axel!! What a loaded NXT tonite.

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  102. Colts did..that is why the ball got pulled

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  103. Austin/Michaels build is awesome but Tyson is such a HAM

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  104. Which Rewind is it?

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  105. Stranger in the AlpsJanuary 21, 2015 at 6:09 PM

    The NFL needs to suspend itself for one year and donate all revenue to butthurt fans everywhere.

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  106. I think it was lack of good heels. I mean, once you beat Hogan how can anyone kayfabe be much of a threat?

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  107. I'm a belichick backer from his Giants days but I'd be ok with suspending him from the superbowl. This is beyond nuts at this point because I think he's the best coach of this generation and he didn't have to resort to this idiocy.

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  108. Funniest thing I've read about the ball issue:

    Wouldn’t deflated balls help both teams? This was my fiancée’s question. My answer: “No, the Colts get to play with their own balls, and the Patriots bring their balls. Everybody plays with separate balls.” Note: It is impossible to explain this scandal without turning into a fifth-grader.

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  109. A few house show matches in June.

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  110. HBK is SO serious and nervous looking on his way to the ring for this match

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  111. Bryan vs. Authority was 2nd.

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  112. The Super Bowl becomes immediately tainted if you suspend him.

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  113. How I'd book things following Clash 9: Sting vs Luger for the US title as the main, Flair vs Muta for the World title as co-main. Sting finally ends Luger's reign of terror wins the US title, Flair retains. Luger stays a heel and steamrolls Flair for the World title in February. Build to Luger/Sting 2 at GAB 90. Sting wins the title, then do the Flair heel turn afterwards and build to Flair/Sting for Starrcade 90.

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  114. I liked that pace. I also like that with Foxcatcher and Moneyball he's sort of reinvented the sports film.

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  115. Eh, I'm fine with that

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  116. What idiocy? Slightly deflating footballs for one half? That clearly had no impact on the game? It would be idiocy of the highest degree to suspend belichick for a pre season game over this.

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  117. No one would take the game seriously, especially if Seattle rolled.

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  118. Nice picks overall. Especially Raw as worst show of the year and AJ Styles winning Most Outstanding and Match of the Year.

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  119. Feud of the Year:Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier
    Worst Match of the Year: John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt at Extreme Rules



    Seriously?

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  120. So TNA couldn't, or wouldn't, keep the outstanding wrestler of the year and the best tag team, but they did try and throw a lot of money del rio? *slow clap*

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  121. You ever see the making of stuff for that where Lucas talks about his divorce and that being why that movie was so dark? It's funny how Spielberg throws Lucas under the bus for most of the Indy movies turning out the way they did.

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  122. I liked Moneyball and thought Capote was okay. No complaint with the acting nods, but no way did Bennett Miller deserve a nod.

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  123. It's more that he has a history of cheating.

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  124. And? League's a joke as is and you have the same story going the other way if Pats win with belichick......."oh, they probably cheated again". Hell, then give Pats the option, belichick's suspended for Superbowl or they can get one last shot and he's banned for life post SB

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  125. I'm not a butt hurt fan. I went in knowing the Colts probably didn't have a prayer. The Colts got their ass kicked and no amount of cheating or not cheating was going to change that. HOWEVER..Belicheck evidently didn't agree and went the extra mile incase the game was close.

    The it didn't matter because of the score argument is insane. They cheated. They tried to give themselves an advantage and get one past officials (assuming all the evidence that has leaked out is all correct). This is not some innocent mistake from a first time offender this is Belicheck...the guy who has already be found guilty of cheating IN A SUPERBOWL.

    All of that being the case it's just hard for me to go along with one we will fine him some money and take a draft pick away. He isn't worried about a draft pick, he is worried this is his last time at a ring ..especially with this QB.

    I don't assume he will be fired. or suspended from the Superbowl ( I don't think Goodell has the balls to do that) but..You could make the argument that Sean Payton sat out a year and wasn't even the one behind bountygate...so second time caught cheating in the playoffs..a year suspension might put a stop to it.

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  126. IMO this wasn't cheating. Maybe gamesmenship. Spygate was 8 years ago.

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  127. The whole thing is a mess, but suspending Belichick for the SB is not the answer, especially since we still don't know what is involvement in all of this.


    Then again, he should've been suspended twice before.

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  128. Stranger in the AlpsJanuary 21, 2015 at 6:15 PM

    I like that you challenge us, your readers, to a match as either Savage or Duggan. It's like what we used to do in the backyard after Superstars was over.

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  129. For repeatedly cheating in a variety of ways and getting caught at the worst times. There's still the bit about Brady allegedly never having his headset cut off on the field that came from Flutie

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  130. The superbowl isn't tainted with Belicheck on his second time caught cheating getting to and or winning the superbowl?

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  131. Pretty much spot on. However, hard to say Kane's overrated, there were plenty worse matches than Bray/Cena, and MMA feuds? No.

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  132. ^ super butt hurt

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  133. Whooooooooooo!


    Ric not dropping the strap at Starrcade '88 is Top 10 worst decisions ever.

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  134. This is a league that featured a ref going out and fixing a game live on television just a few weeks ago.

    Integrity? All the luls.

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  135. Proof with sources please?

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  136. He wasn't found guilty of cheating in the SB. It was never proven

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  137. There's a rule. They broke the rule on purpose.

    What is cheating if that isn't?

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  138. Or GAB 88. Dropping it there and regaining it at Starrcade would have been fine.

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  139. 500,000 and a first round draft pick says otherwise.

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  140. What about Starrcade '89?

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  141. ^ Is so butthurt about Seattle he's projected it into Belichek love

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  142. I know we have some gamers on the forum, but I don't know if anyone ever played City of Heroes when it was still around. I was thinking about it recently when I tried DC Universe Online on my new gaming computer. Mostly disappointed with said game, honestly. But then, CoH kind of set a high bar for me.

    Anyway, I decided to write about my thoughts on my time playing City of Heroes, specifically my time playing my favourite created hero: Doug the Troll. Have a look if you're interested.

    https://nickpiers.wordpress.com/2015/01/21/a-doug-the-troll-memorium/

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  143. Anybody watch Wrestling with Death?

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  144. I bet Doc Emrick would have made a fantastic wrestling announcer.

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  145. The person that should be really suspended is Pete Carroll. He cheated at USC and once he was caught, he left to the NFL and not take his punishment like a man.
    Then, for some reason a bunch of his NFL players is caught with Adderall.
    Give me a freaking break.

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  146. Who takes the US Title off of Sting?


    Either way i've always said Sting over Flair at Starrcade '89. The NWA wrestler of the 80's giving way to the wrestler of the 90's

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  147. This is the epitome of cheating, whether you think it's a minor issue or not

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  148. He hasn't been caught cheating yet. The Pats have. If they prove he did it, suspend him in the regular season

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  149. Sounds like the kind of discussion that could make people teste.

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  150. For those interested, here's a translated interview with Shinsuke Nakamura: http://yottsumepuroresu.blogspot.ca


    Good points about the importance of card structure.

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  151. I wouldn't get invested in that hummer storyline if I wear you ;)

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  152. WEAR him? What kind of fetish is that?

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