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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. 6 points
    There's only one word to describe Cass' midsection and I'm gonna spell it out for ya...
  4. 5 points
  5. 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.
  6. 4 points
    Alexa should be a manager at this stage. Let her manage a stable of Mean Girls.
  7. 3 points
    I like there are wrestling sites writing articles about wrestlers posting about stans death.
  8. 3 points
    Well at least he can still use his old tron video...
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 3 points
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  13. 3 points
    You mean the ROUS's? They don't exist
  14. 2 points
  15. 2 points
    Can we please stop with the drag stuff
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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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  21. 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.
  22. 2 points
    It sure ain't Robotman or Danny The Street either.
  23. 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.
  24. 2 points
    He swallowed Enzo whole and is slowly digesting him, like a snake digesting a whole wild boar.
  25. 2 points
    Not quite as great as if this had been a live broadcast, but still a pretty delicious image.
  26. 2 points
    It'll be a better match as is, but a 6-man between those guys would rule. Drake's expression when Show finally gets his hands on him is going win a daytime Emmy.
  27. 2 points
    Moments later, steamboat was jumped and beaten senseless.
  28. 2 points
  29. 1 point
    This is the one part I disagree with. It's true that NXT fans would have complained if they'd started her whole story over again on the main show, but those fans are going to complain regardless, and keep watching regardless. I don't see any reason for WWE to ever give significant weight to the likely reactions of NXT fans when making creative decisions for ex-NXT wrestlers on the main roster. They're a small minority of the audience, and they're among the most likely to stick around no matter what you do. It's not like they're going to cancel their WWE Network subscriptions.
  30. 1 point
    This actually surprises me as I know you saw a lot of Lofton's career with a knowledgeable eye. Elite defensive player, (better than Edmonds by a hair), a terror on the basepaths and always a formidable offensive threat. The biggest knock on Lofton is the number of teams he played for, which on one hand can be said to mean that his teams considered him expendable; yet the flipside is that he was great trade bait because everyone wanted him. McGriff is a tough case and indicative of what a tremendous difference a few years can make in the game. Compared to Pujols, Thomas and Bagwell he doesn't look that imposing, compared to his almost exact contemporaries Will Clark and Joe Carter he appears godlike. He's one of those guys that's right on the bubble, keeping him out isn't a crime, but inducting him wouldn't hurt either. When your closest comps are Willie McCovey and Willie Stargell there should at least be some discussion.
  31. 1 point
    So it's a win for everyone except Cass' waistline?
  32. 1 point
    OH! Got another Klan meeting (after getting the first one a second time) This time they were preparing for their meeting. Again - it didn't go well for them.
  33. 1 point
    His takedown defense isn't terrible, his deciding to take Cowboy Cerrone down was a terrible decision. Mike Perry would be a contender if he only had a brain.
  34. 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.
  35. 1 point
    I'm also a fan of Cowboy Cerrone and concur with all you say. Closest Cerrone came was in his first WEC fight with Benson Henderson. Miss the WEC.
  36. 1 point
    I misremembered a few things. I do remember all of this happening in the span of a year. I think they missed the boat not having Aries in Sabins spot. I don't know if Bully Ray should have dropped the title as soon as he did though.
  37. 1 point
    I was reading the movie both treats Live Aid as a comeback/semi-reunion (six months earlier they pushed back to back shows in front of 300,000k both nights in Rio, so, uh, no) and that it was spurred by Freddie's HIV diagnosis (which was first rumored more than a year after the show, and according to his partner wasn't actually diagnosed until nearly two years after the performance) So, I know true stories never are, but isn't "stole the show from a ton of massive stars during the most watched TV broadcast ever" reason enough for the legendary performance to be legendary?
  38. 1 point
    The most jacked Elf I have ever seen.
  39. 1 point
    Wellnessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss.
  40. 1 point
    I get your point, but Asuka's Mania match with Charlotte featured both working a very fast pace. which is why they got so much in in only a 13-minute match. As for Bayley's booking, I think having her constantly with Sasha but never feuding has been detrimental to both of them. It also indirectly messed up the booking of Bayley/Charlotte where it was awkwardly booked to keep Sasha involved throughout (especially with the odd booking at Fastlane), before abruptly dropping it all for Alexa's arrival and taking away any point it may have had. That said, Bayley's stuff in her first few months on the MR is largely poor. There's the Clash of Champions match with Sasha/Charlotte, but besides, there's random jobber matches and crappy feuds with Dana Brooke and Alicia Fox, the latter about teddy bears. Oh, and that awkward Raw Talk promo that couldn't have done her any favours.
  41. 1 point
  42. 1 point
    Awesome fight from Yoder/Cooper. Was on the edge of my seat til the finish, loved all the submission attempts... almost a small package into a single leg crab turned rolling leglock for a moment. Thought Cooper looked her best yet but thrilled for Yoder to finally get the W again and how happy she was to get it. I like the oldschool graphics they use.
  43. 1 point
    Herb works every weekend and he is pretty good 7 or 8 times out of 10. It just happens that when he tends to mess up, it's probably in the UFC. Otherwise, he's pretty good. Kevin MacDonald is pretty good. Keith Peterson is pretty solid. Goodard and Leon Roberts are good. Jerin Valel is decent if not consistent. He has had his screwups, but he is not on the level of a Yamasaki brother. I don't remember a bad stop from Jason Herzog.
  44. 1 point
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  46. 1 point
    Just saw someone get a chamber pot accidentally dumped on his head in the street and I'm still laughing. Love this game. "LET'S GO. I'M ALREADY SHIT-SPLATTERED," is not a thing I ever thought I would hear in a game.
  47. 1 point
  48. 1 point
    This is random as hell but Sycho Sid’s entrance in MSG at Survivor Series 1996 is one of the hypest things I’ve ever seen in wrestling.
  49. 1 point
  50. 1 point
    Cheer whomever you like. You like heels? Fine, cheer them. You like faces? Fine, cheer them. You want to boo Jinder Mahal because he's a shitty wrestler? Fine. You want to boo Roman for being pushed down our throats the past four years? Fine. Do whatever feels right to you.
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