Posts posted by SirFozzie
I'm still wanting to hear what people wish would happen instead with the Bryan angle. Because while there is a lot of bitching going on in this thread, I'm not really seeing too much in the way of, "Well, they should do this instead."
Do you guys get how this works? You want Bryan to get over on HHH during a random Monday Night RAW? You want him to win the title during his chase on the 11th most important PPV of the year? You don't want him to win when it matters the most?
He's not getting buried. The roster is not getting emasculated. It's a slow burn. Bryan should be booked weak right now because everything is against him. There will be something happening sometime, possibly at NOC, where it'll let him get a bit closer to a finally overcoming these odds. Or something on a RAW. And slowly, it turns against the establishment and in Bryan's favor. And then on a big show, Bryan will overcome the odds and it'll make him a bigger star than he is right now. And hopefully it's at WrestleMania. There's always going to be stuff to criticize because we look closer than anyone at all this, but it's getting ridiculous at this point.
You guys know how a movie or serialized TV works. Even the smallest things that don't look like they matter...they get mentioned because it usually means something big in the end. Nothing gets mentioned if it's not going to matter to the story. So then when it happens, they can go back to it and say, "Ohhhhhhhh! That's right." That's how a good story gets told. This doesn't need to be told in a month for it to be good. I guarantee if people were watching Flair in '89 against Funk at GAB and this board existed, there would be people thinking he should have dropped the belt because they should have played up the neck injury more and let Funk cheat to win. Instead, they let that thing burn for five months and drew huge over the time. And Flair never dropped the belt. This can work even if Bryan doesn't win the belt. And then when he does, it's gonna mean that much more.
The bullshit about it not happening fast enough is people being short sighted and seeing this in a one month or two month time span. And it's because of what happened with Punk and whatever else people want to bring up. This isn't the biggest act since Hulk Hogan getting over on a non-wrestling boss, three retired flunkies and some renegade son. This is a guy who is on the cusp of superstardom getting held down by someone who has shown he's still a force and the most dominant group in the company. Something will happen soon that will tilt the odds in Bryan's favor. Just sit back and wait until it happens.
Tim: I would like to see small victories.. Bryan doing a bit of divide and conquering. taking out one member, for example, who's on the look out for him (yeah, there's the YEScalade), or sliding out before the Shield can get him.. at least one show should have him end with at least a small victory to say "Yeah, he can win battles, but he can't win the war...", to build up interest in seeing him win the war..
Would love to see someone run in on RAW dressed as the Midnight Rider to attack one of the Shield or something, have HHH flip out, only to find out it's Dustin underneath the mask. The statue of limitations on the Midnight Rider has passed right?
Damnit, another week without the turning point, enough is way too freaking much already. The crowd would have been nuclear for Show to cold cock a member of the Shield.
Yeah, it's going to be tomorrow or Wednesday:
Once again...it will be at least tomorrow, maybe even Wednesday, til the week 1 maps go up. I just don't have all the info I need right now.
This sounds like the next Ocean's Movie: From the BBC Deadline day ticker:
Spanish football writer Andy West: "Some bizarre reports coming out regarding United's collapsed Herrera deal. Apparently a group of men claiming to be United representatives spent an hour at the La Liga offices in Madrid today, but it turns out they had nothing to do with the club and were presumably just attempting to get a cut of the deal in an elaborate fraud.
"Must be stressed these are just rumours but the Spanish media have published pictures of men in black suits - supposedly the United "representatives" - coming out of the league offices carrying briefcases.
"All very strange and no doubt the truth will come out in the next few days.
Handing in an official transfer request two hours before the transfer deadline (Felliani).. judge it, dick move or not?
Do we know when the TV maps will be up?
This actually happened a week ago, but I'm just catching up to it via DVR.
Real bizarre game between Monaco and Toulouse FC in France's Ligue 1. Monaco had received a crowd ban due to the celebration (pitch invasion and flares) that happened when Monaco won promotion from Ligue 2 at the end of last season.
So this game is being played in an empty stadium, and yet was broadcast to France (and the US through BeIN Sport). Feels so much different then what I'm used to, and it's kinda interesting all the chatter that you can hear because there's no one in the stands.
Here's the payouts for the FCS teams that beat FBS teams this week:
Eastern Washington, $450,000 from Oregon State;
• McNeese State, $400,000 from South Florida;
• North Dakota State, $350,000 from Kansas State;
• Northern Iowa, $350,000 from Iowa State;
• Eastern Illinois, $325,000 from San Diego State;
• Towson, $275,000 from UConn;
• Southern Utah, $225,000 from South Alabama
Finally, the Bale transfer Saga is over as he completes his transfer to Real Madrid
Why wasn't there 10 seconds run off when the Oregon St. WR got hurt with no time outs and 3 seconds left?
Crazy finish to the Oregon State-Eastern Washington game, with EWU scoring with 19 seconds to go to take a 49-46 lead, and Oregon State moving the ball all the way to the EWU 35 for an attempt at a gametying FG with :09 to play, FG is NO good, and Eastern Washington upsets #25 Oregon State. edit: Before this, all EWU were known for is their red football field (yes, like the Smurf Turf in Boise, they have a RED football field)
Ok, just got to watch the play.. What happened is that the clock was actually stopped when the play was over due to the first down (clock stops while they reset the chains).. so the clock was not running at the time of the injury, so there was no 10 second run off.
I've just learned that South Florida is demanding the game not count, due to false advertising, as there is no such state as McNeese in the US, so obviously "McNeese State" is a fraud on the american people
What's worse than having a FCS team come to your stadium week 1, score 31 points in a quarter, and 53 for the game, causing your team a humiliating defeat? Paying them $400,000 to come to your stadium week 1, score 31 points in a quarter, and 53 for the game causing your team a humiliating defeat.
I'd issue a South Florida fans suicide watch, but, um, I'm not sure South Florida has any fans.
Not sure, I don't get the PAC-12 Network, but I think the FG team was on with :09 to play (at least that's what the Fox Traq said..)
Edit: Yeah, the FG was taken with :09 on the clock, and the missed FG ended at :02, so maybe there was an injury on the FG attempt
Crazy finish to the Oregon State-Eastern Washington game, with EWU scoring with 19 seconds to go to take a 49-46 lead, and Oregon State moving the ball all the way to the EWU 35 for an attempt at a gametying FG with :09 to play, FG is NO good, and Eastern Washington upsets #25 Oregon State.
edit: Before this, all EWU were known for is their red football field (yes, like the Smurf Turf in Boise, they have a RED football field)
Apoel FC will replace banned Fenerbache in the Europa League Group Stage
my thoughts and the full group draw:
ManYoo with the easy group (as usual)
Please explain how it's easy?
Leverkusen, while up and coming, isn't in ManYoo's Class
Shaktar shed a bunch of their top talent before this year
Real Sociedad is also eminently beatable
22 rounds late but hopefully they will show the playoffs. St Kilda plays Friday.
Fox Soccer Plus have been showing the games all year
Go on ya Swans!
(too bad Essendon were thrown out of the finals series for basically letting the team doctors go nuts with supplements and the like)
From the Hit and Giggle part of Australia's tour:
Aaron Finch launches 14 sixes in an innings of 156(nearly breaking the world record for fastest century) and the Aussies win the first 20 over game comfortably
my thoughts and the full group draw:
Ouch. Barcelona, Milan AND Ajax for Celtic???Arsenal get shit on as well (Dortmund, Marseille, Napoli)ManYoo with the easy group (as usual)Poor FC Copenhagen (Galatassaray, Juventus, Real Madrid)Chelski with an eminently survivable group (Basel, Schalke, Steau Bucharest)Group A: Manchester United, Shakhtar Donetsk, Bayer Leverkusen, Real SociedadGroup B: Real Madrid, Juventus, Galatasaray, CopenhagenGroup C: Benfica, Paris St-Germain, Olympiakos, AnderlechtGroup D: Bayern Munich, CSKA Moscow, Manchester City, Viktoria PlzenGroup E: Chelsea, Schalke, Basel, Steaua BucharestGroup F: Arsenal, Marseille, Borussia Dortmund, NapoliGroup G: Porto, Atletico Madrid, Zenit St Petersburg, Austria ViennaGroup H: Barcelona, AC Milan, Ajax, Celtic
Is the draw going to be aired in the US at all?
Fox Soccer Plus
Here are the pots for tomorrow's Champions League group stage drawPot one: Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Arsenal, FC Porto, Benfica.Pot two: Atletico Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, AC Milan, Schalke 04, Marseille, CSKA Moscow, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus.Pot three: Zenit St Petersburg, Manchester City, Ajax Amsterdam, Borussia Dortmund, FC Basel, Olympiakos, Galatasaray, Bayer Leverkusen.Pot four: FC Copenhagen, Napoli, Anderlecht, Celtic, Steaua Bucharest, Plzen, Real Sociedad, Austria Vienna.Let's see, group of death for Celtic:Bayern MunichAtletico MadridMan City (forgot the no-same nations rule)CelticOr the Group of CakeBenficaCSKA MoscowBaselCeltic
Man, what a crazy finish
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