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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
  12. 3 points
  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.
  19. 2 points
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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
  30. 1 point
  31. 1 point
    I somehow missed this announcement
  32. 1 point
    He managed the '27 Yankees?
  33. 1 point
  34. 1 point
  35. 1 point
    I mean Cerrone's lost every title fight he's ever fought in WEC and UFC. He's 0-4 in title fights overall. And the WEC clearly set him up to be champion. He just couldn't cross the threshold.
  36. 1 point
    Love Cowboy and he will always be my favorite UFC fighter, but I still think he's never winning a belt at lightweight. Not with Khabib around. He always just freezes up in title fights anyway. Still that was clearly a great moment for him snapping Mike Perry's arm in Denver and celebrating with his son. Was definitely a great moment for his career.
  37. 1 point
    Possibly! But I remember at the time there was a lot of speculation about how Sasha was doing all she did because (in the storyline) she couldn't challenge Charlotte again, and saw Bayley as an easy target. They even hinted at this on Alexa's Raw debut, where Alexa comes in to interrupt Sasha seemingly just about to challenge Bayley.
  38. 1 point
    The extra cherry on top would have been if he had the neck brace on.
  39. 1 point
    That third goal from City was something else. also
  40. 1 point
    Cass is clearly thinking if it worked for Chris Hero, it can work for him. However, he ignored one major detail, he's not Chris Hero in the ring. Now would be a good time for Cass to repackage himself and do a Meatloaf gimmick. Perhaps he can get himself a puffy shirt from Gangrel, as they're both probably the same size. Jerry Seinfeld's puffy shirt would be way too small for Cass.
  41. 1 point
  42. 1 point
    The suplex in the middle of the foxy boxing match is the real sweet science.
  43. 1 point
    Now, these capes are...FABULOUS
  44. 1 point
    Shaul Guerrero's a hell of a promo.
  45. 1 point
    I demand all wrestling shows from now on come from the SATELLITE CENTER BASE. Wasn't the Team Challenge Series filmed in a pink studio? I'm guessing it was changed since the listing for this says it's the unreleased home video pilot. WHY DIDN'T THEY RELEASE THIS? IT'S A GOLDMINE. Also, who is this Ralph jerk?
  46. 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.
  47. 1 point
  48. 1 point
    Horror Express was one of those titles that was ubiquitous in the 80s and early 90s, as everyone had a copy on VHS. When I got my first standalone DVD player in 1998, Horror Express was one of the first titles I picked up. I believe I still have the Image DVD of this title in storage. Looking on Amazon it seems that Severin put out a Blu-Ray some years back. What an amazing atmosphere of dread this movie portrays. Something about that train speeding through the snowy landscape that gives it such a feeling of isolation. When Telly hits the stage, though, it's all bets are off. One of my all time favorites.
  49. 1 point
    Alright, given NXT's involvement in EVOLVE and thus new fans maybe wanting to venture into EVOLVE -- these matches from this year would be a good starting point: Ringkampf vs. Catch Point from EVOLVE 98: Excellent evenly worked match and we get some nice gritty grappling exchange tease of what Thatcher/Garrini could do in a single match. Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Darby Allin for the EVOLVE title from EVOLVE 98: I'm not a massive fan of ZSJ, but he does a great job at torturing the semi contortionist and nutty Darby. WALTER vs. Zack Sabre Jr. from EVOLVE 99: Not as great as some of their matches in other organizations, but still a quality match between these two with WALTER putting on his typical beatdown on ZSJ. Matt Riddle vs. James Drake from EVOLVE 100: A very underrated, no rope break brutal battle. Breakout performance from Drake as he holds his own against one of EVOLVE's top guys. Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Chris Dickinson from EVOLVE 101: Not an all-time classic by any chance, but a really entertaining match from these two despite the silent Joppa crowd. ZSJ bring some brutal limb work and Dickinson brings some brutal strikes which makes for quite the clash of styles. Ringkampf vs. Daisuke Sekimoto & Munenori Sawa from EVOLVE 102: Do I really need to explain why you should watch this? WALTER/Sekimoto, Thatcher/Sawa. Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Matt Riddle for the EVOLVE title from EVOLVE 102: Not as great as the ZSJ torture fest on Darby, but still a neat match with some neat grappling exchanges and a nice sendoff for ZSJ who was heading to New Japan and Riddle finally gets his coronation. Timothy Thatcher vs. Dominic Garrini from EVOLVE 103: Not the MOTY candidate we hoped for and this is kept relatively short as Thatcher gets injured, but the grappling exchanges we get here with Garrini's BJJ purple belt and Thatcher's CACC is quite neat. WALTER vs. Tracy Williams from EVOLVE 103: Another awesome WALTER WM weekend beatdown and a neat Hot Sauce comeback. Munenori Sawa vs. Jaka from EVOLVE 103: Again, not a MOTY candidate or anything, but a solid display of what Jaka can do against the visiting Sawa. Matt Riddle vs. Daisuke Sekmoto for the EVOLVE title from EVOLVE 103: Riddle's first title defense in EVOLVE and again a no rope break match which is pretty underwhelming given the sides involved, but still well worth watching. Matt Riddle vs. Shane Strickland from EVOLVE 104: These guys had a better match with a hotter crowd previous to this in MLW, but this was quite awesome with some awesome armwork from Strickland. Darby Allin vs. WALTER from EVOLVE 106: From what I've seen, this is EVOLVE's MOTY. Unbelievable David vs. Goliath type match as WALTER dishes out a brutal beating and Darby puts on a great babyface comeback performance. If you only watch one match from this list, make it this one. Matt Riddle vs. AR Fox for the EVOLVE title from EVOLVE 107: Interesting clash of styles between these two which provides us with an entertaining match. Matt Riddle vs. Shane Strickland for the EVOLVE title in a hardcore match from EVOLVE 108: Brutal match that goes into overboard territory, but makes sense given it's the start of Riddle's move to NXT and Strickland's crowning moment. Darby Allin vs. Matt Riddle from EVOLVE 110: Underdog Darby finally pulls off the big win he's been looking forward to keep him on the top of the card while Riddle winds down his EVOLVE run. WALTER vs. Anthony Henry from EVOLVE 111: I'm not that big of a fan of Henry, but this is easily the best performance of his career from what I've seen. Again, the typical brutal WALTER beatdown with the big high flyer babyface comeback that is always fun. Tracy Williams vs. Chris Dickinson and Stokely Hathaway career vs. career handicap i quit match from EVOLVE 111: Pretty nasty, uncooperative brawl with Hot Sauce finally avenging Catch Point betrayal with somewhat of a callback to Magnum TA/Tully Blanchard i quit steel cage match. As I mentioned previously, if you only watch one match from this list, make it the match in bold which is Darby Allin vs. WALTER from EVOLVE 106. I still haven't watched EVOLVE 112, 113 or 114, but will hopefully get them this week, so I'll update this once I watch them and if there's any noteworthy matches on them.
  50. 1 point
    Allegedly Vince is very high on Almas. I expect them to split him and Vega for no reason and thus kill his act dead.
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