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  1. 9 points
    We had a lot of time to prepare for this. I guess the freshest memories are the most recent ones. Combine those two things and I don't think this "hit me" at all. As someone who 100% understands the Marvel style and what Kirby/Ditko/Romita/etc. brought to the table relative to Stan, I am still a massive supporter. Consistency of style mattered as much as substance in those comics. Stan was more than an editor or writer or brand. He was an identity. When you were a Marvel fan, bet it in the 80s or 90s or even later, Stan was part of not just the identity of your hobby or the comics you patronized, but he was part of your own identity and morality as well, even decades after the fact. Over time, you'd learn to appreciate Jack or John or Steve, but you had always appreciated Stan, and you never really appreciate him less for what you ended up learning later. It didn't matter how Ravage 2099 or Just Imagine or whatever else was, you were just lucky to be able to read something new that Stan "actually" wrote. He was an idea and an icon and a symbol. And we belonged to him as much as he belonged to us.
  2. 7 points
    2009 was my first year going to San Diego Comic Con. That year my pal Saul had hit the hotel jackpot by getting a room at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, which was next door to the convention center, which of course meant all sorts of pros staying there. I still get tickled at remembering Jim Steranko walking through the lobby as only he could. Anyhoo, one night I excused myself from my group of friends so I could have some me time, a quiet-ish night walking around the bay and eating dinner before coming back to the hotel- I didn't even take my camera. Mission accomplished, I got back to the Hyatt and got on the elevator. And then STAN MOTHERFUCKING LEE got on the elevator next to me. Outwardly I played it cool ("Mr Lee." "Hah? Hah...") but my brain was all "SAHGFSFHC K,CSLDUT8L64 FDS RA STANLEESTANLEESTANLEESTANLEE 8OQ437651O457VQ ORQ" like a Delirious promo. Got back to my room and had the time of my life telling everyone about how you usually have to pay $250 to get that close to him. RIP, and Excelsior.
  3. 5 points
    If people ever wonder why I like Blood in my wrasslin, Becky standing tall bloodied to hell is a pretty great example. Badasses being badasses.
  4. 5 points
  5. 4 points
    What a segment to end it. BECKY. THE MAN.
  6. 4 points
    Well at least he can still use his old tron video...
  7. 4 points
    I'm crying way more than I expected to. This will get weird and personal, so you done been warned. When i was 5, Spider-Man was my favorite character in the whole world. I loved him on Electric Company and I had a Spider-Man swimsuit and a Spider-Man velcro dart ball target and a Spider-Man everything. I'm not sure I understood the underlying pathos but he looked cool and had cool powers and between Electric Company and repeats of the 60s show I could see him 3 times a day. When i was 12, Cyclops was my favorite character in the whole world. I had more of a sense of humor than Scott, but not by that much. This weird guy whose superpower often seemed to be less "laser eyes" and more "all the earnest corn of Superman without the moral infallibility" was incredibly compelling to me. It didn't hurt that I discovered him around the time I was having to wear a bioptic because my parents thought I could learn to drive with it. When I was 21, Hank Pym was...not my favorite (that was Wally West) but a character I was strongly attached to. I had just burned my world to the ground by failing out of a full scholarship, after which I'd been diagnosed with major depression disorder. And here was Kurt Busiek trying to rehab a hated character who had burned HIS world to the ground, destroyed his career and marriage because of a mental health concern nobody had noticed until he'd self-destructed. It was a good decade before I realized how strongly I'd identified with that character or how helpful he'd been at that point in my life. Chris Sims, for all the problematic shit he's said and done over the years, had it one hundred percent right when he said (paraphrased to avoid digging up a years-old ep of a podcas) that it's impossible for anyone to overstate Stan's contributions to comics...except Stan.
  8. 4 points
    Alexa should be a manager at this stage. Let her manage a stable of Mean Girls.
  9. 3 points
    I like there are wrestling sites writing articles about wrestlers posting about stans death.
  10. 3 points
    On the one hand, we really shouldn't give Cass shit for his weight. It's uncool to do-- they guy lost his girlfriend and dream job, and plus, I myself am slowly morphing into Haystacks Calhoun, so I'd be a huge hypocrite. On the other hand, I've been laughing for like 45 minutes because fuck that guy
  11. 3 points
    I hated to see TKZ deflated like that, but it was a good win for Yair and the photo of them in the hospital has reinforced my naïve believe that this is a sport full of honorable warriors that do battle and respect each other's spirit.. That elbow from the Phantom Zone was fucking insane. I had the fight scored for TKZ up to that point, but Yair did what a fighter should and kept the contest out of the judges' hands Nothing but love for both guys. Good on Cowboy for making history, but I have to think that these high profile losses will only make Mike Perry a better fighter if he can put his ego aside and shore up the holes in his fight game. Since striking is his bread and butter, working on takedown defense would be a wonderful start.
  12. 2 points
    Yes, I don't believe Becky should tap to Ronda on Sunday. I don't believe Ronda should lose right now either, Becky passing out seems like the best option.
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    I am shocked...SHOCKED...that Nia hurt Becky and busted her open. At least it made for a great visual. Becky Lynch is the shit!
  15. 2 points
    Eh, I would believe Shibata got the intended effect, he just didn't factor in his brain not being able to process that the way he wanted to.
  16. 2 points
    Buffalo has released Nathan Peterman. Defenses everywhere are in mourning.
  17. 2 points
    I believe so but these type of dudes don't seem concerned about their longterm health
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  19. 2 points
    Can we please stop with the drag stuff
  20. 2 points
    His brain is not the only problem. His ears are also an issue because he never seems to listen to his fucking corner when it would be wise to do so.
  21. 2 points
    Really wanted to make the Christmas porno joke here but I can't Google for an image to go with it at work
  22. 2 points
    I have sent in my pick. If it is deemed thematic enough, I would suggest getting plenty of Kleenex before sitting down to watch it.
  23. 2 points
    This. You can count on Herb to make smart decisions most of the time. If he does fuck up, it's usually in the process of calling it done too early because he's familiar with warrior's pride and doesn't want some asshole dying on his watch by not tapping out when he should. Unlike Mario "Dr. Death" Yamazaki and his Crom-inspired If He Dies, He Dies style of reffing matches.
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  26. 2 points
    They brought back Option C. That's cool. I thought Option C was always a cool concept. I liked when Aries cut the promo initiating it. Then went on the beat Bobby Roode for the championship. I also remember when Aries attacked TJ Perkins backstage wrestled as Manik (TJ's character at the time) won the X division championship revealed himself and cashed in Option C and then didn't win the Championship.
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  29. 2 points
    One of the best defensive center fielders of all time (better then Edmonds by a great deal), 110 wRC+ while doing it, worth 62.4 fWAR over his career, ranking him just outside the top 15 center fielders of all time (Just got passed by Trout this year because Trout is insane). Basically, Lofton is very very comparable to Tim Raines, except Raines was better offensively were as Lofton was better defensively. Also, people are fucking terrible at evaluating Center Fielders and have been for years. All of Jones, Edmunds, and Lofton should be borderline locks for beling elite defensive players mixed with good to great hitters for long careers, and Carlos Beltran should be in the same group soon.
  30. 2 points
  31. 2 points
    You mean the ROUS's? They don't exist
  32. 1 point
    So we all love NXT and we’ve talked before in different threads about the varying fortunes of NXT wrestlers when called up to the main roster. Thought it would make for a topic on its own right. I had to start with Asuka and the Revival… Asuka. Asuka’s time on the main roster can be split into two, before and after WrestleMania XXXIV. Before then, Asuka kept defending her perfect record in WWE and winning the first women’s Royal Rumble match. Asuka wrongly lost said streak to Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania XXXIV with her tapping out of nowhere and the post match getting interrupted by John Cena finding out the Undertaker had arrived. Asuka lost WWE Smackdown Live Championship matches to Carmella, never won the title you thought she’d be a certainty to win and she wasn’t on some PPV’s either. MISS. The Revival. The best tag team in NXT history called up the day after WrestleMania XXXIII. Unfortunately injuries followed with a fractured jaw and torn bicep respectively. I was channel surfing the other day momentarily surprised that the Revival was on Main Event. Revival’s booking rivals Asuka’s for my most frustrating NXT to main roster drafts. Revival’s may be more frustrating as they’ve never had a high unlike Asuka. MISS. Seth Rollins. The first NXT Champion has held nearly every major title in the WWE including the WWE/United States Championships and the WWE Intercontinental Championship/WWE RAW Tag Team Titles at the same time. HIT. Kevin Owens. Owens’ tenure in NXT was short. Owens’ arrived on the main roster as NXT Champion cleanly defeating John Cena in his debut match at Elimination Chamber 2015. I thought KO would win an IC or US Title but never the biggest on RAW, the Universal Championship. The chemistry between KO and Y2J was fun. This year was bad for KO’, getting squashed by Braun Strowman, saying he quit only to be brought back in no time at all and knee surgery putting him on the shelf. HIT. Sasha Banks. The best women’s wrestler on the roster, Banks' held the WWE RAW Women’s Championship four times but all of those reigns were short. HIT. Becky Lynch. The first WWE Smackdown Live Women’s Champion remained over with the fans despite her win/loss record. Becky wrestled Carmella and Charlotte Flair for that title at SummerSlam 2018 and got the biggest reaction of the night attacking Charlotte post match. Lynch is the best thing going in the WWE right now, fans won’t boo her despite WWE’s attempts. HIT. Charlotte Flair. Flair’s won championships galore holding the Divas’, RAW and Smackdown Live titles, the only woman to do so. As noted she also handed Asuka her first defeat in WWE. HIT. Bayley. Bayley’s high point was brief, defeating Charlotte Flair for the WWE RAW Women’s Championship and retaining it at WrestleMania XXXIII. The writing of her feud following versus Alexa Bliss did her no favours. I can’t ever see Bayley becoming a WWE Women’s champion again. MISS. Alexa Bliss. One of NXT’s biggest success stories, Bliss was the first woman to hold the WWE Smackdown Live and RAW Women’s Championships. Little Miss Bliss is heavily featured on WWE programming. HIT.
  33. 1 point
    That end was sick as fuck, despite the zoom overdose (Kevin Dunn just has to remind you he works there). They sure didn't expect juice but they couldn't ignore it. Becky was awesome and for some reason I was reminded of mid-'80s Riki Choshu in her badassery. Speaking of Japan, the apron work in the six thousandth Sasha/Bayley match was right there. The missed baseball slide with Bayley eating rail was nasty enough and then they topped it with the Bayley-to-Belly. Good stuff. Oh, and Ronda's eye twitch was super creepy
  34. 1 point
    You could tell how hard it was for them to finish at exactly 11pm. Those last few minutes were a bit weird.
  35. 1 point
    Kind of surprised actually, I thought they'd hold on to him irrationally forever. Good riddance of course. . . .
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  38. 1 point
    So it's a win for everyone except Cass' waistline?
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  40. 1 point
    So I know the company doesn't have a great reputation these days, but I've been helping out with CZW lately and the last 2 shows have been pretty goddamn great. Last night's should be on Highspots soon and last month's is already there, but I feel like they're getting into a good rhythm. Lots of variety on the shows and some great deathmatch stuff with younger guys. I think it's worth giving a shot if you haven't in a while.
  41. 1 point
    In terms of sheer comedy, this might've been the best episode of Last Week Tonight ever.
  42. 1 point
    There's only one word to describe Cass' midsection and I'm gonna spell it out for ya...
  43. 1 point
    I'm more intrigued by the um "security" around Kane including a time traveling Glen Jacobs/WALTER clone from the future.
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  47. 1 point
    It's just Rugby with extra rules and you know it. The hell you doing calling it football when the ball only hits feet if something has gone wrong somewhere? That's not football, that's Throw and Run Ball.
  48. 1 point
    The boss of a tiny indy named after his wrestling stable not getting paid by said indy, which probably doesn't make much money anyway, is amusing to me.
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  50. 1 point
    The original back "We comin' for you, brotha" didn't make the cut for some reason.
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