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  1. Did they? I mean, the biggest problem was obviously that Taker physically couldn't do things that they had planned. I actually really like that match though. Incredible storytelling, and I think even Taker's body failing him in some ways added to that.
  2. Wait, are apples rare? Because that's what I have. But I'm actually doing the only about an hour a day thing do I'm barely anywhere
  3. My thing about Jordan's leadership though: a whole lot of guys were the best player and leader of teams that won titles, and you don't hear their teammates talk about them like that. That "I kinda hate him but it worked thing." I mean, I know there definitely were times where the Lakers probably hated Magic, but nobody talks about him like that. The only people who don't talk about Isiah that way are his teammates who almost to a man appear to legitimately love him (well, except AD.) Larry Bird's teammates... Hell, Bill Russell won almost twice as many titles as MJ and his teammates still seem to be actual friends with him. Kobe probably was the same way (though right now you'll have a hard time finding anyone that wants to talk about that, for obvious reasons) and Kareem for the first half of his career before Magic got him to loosen up a little. Overall I'm loving this documentary, but Michael Jordan does not, in any way, come across like a mentally healthy, well adjusted adult.
  4. Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition? NiNo Kuni? I don't know, turn based is exactly what drew me to DQXiS.
  5. I wonder if WWE intentionally put this together as their answer to the Jordan doc (had that come out as scheduled, this would've preceded it by a few weeks) or if it's just an amazing coincidence that they both made documentaries of living legends based around unprecedented footage following that icon.
  6. I liked Yesterday significantly better than @AxB did, but it is massively frustrating in many ways. But, I definitely disagree with how it portrayed Sheeran (who I find completely useless in every other context.) The entirety of his role was a joke about how he's arrogant and bad for music.
  7. Honestly the twin "what ifs" for Orlando that off-season are fascinating. If Duncan goes and Hill's ankle doesn't dissolve into tissue paper, that might've legitimately been one of the best teams ever assembled.
  8. Not to chase this to far down, but despite critical acclaim and all the articles, Mad Men at it's peak didn't come close to Psych's viewership numbers at its peak (though Mad Men did grow throughout it's run while Pysch limped to it's finish) In 2007, Pysch had nearly double the viewership
  9. I honestly wasn't bothered by Booger last year. When he was in that cart randomly interjecting things, he was awful, but I don't think he'd have made my bottom five color guys last season.
  10. Man, I slept on Dragon Quest XI for way too long, but it's eating up more of my Switch time than even Animal Crossing.
  11. George Jones had a voice that to this day defies description.
  12. I'm watching game 6 of the 96 Finals and there's a few minute stretch in the third where Dennis Rodman just temporarily becomes the best player on the court. Harper airballs a three, Rodman grabs the board and lays it in. Pip gets a steal up top, Rodman runs from under the opposite rim full speed to beat everybody down the court, fills the lane, gets the pass from Pippen, hits a reverse layup while being fouled. He actually hits the the free throw. Back on defense an obviously frustrated Kemp shoves his forearm into Rodman's chin and shoves him down, the third offensive foul Rodman had drawn in the game. Back on the other end he drops a beautiful pass to MJ for an easy layup and the Sonics call time out suddenly down fifteen and the United Center crowd is losing their fucking minds for Dennis. After the timeout, they sit Rodman and Seattle goes on a 9-0 run.
  13. He also wants to extend eligibility to five years instead of four.
  14. Oh, I'm not a fan of theirs at all. I mean, really and truly, fuck Ron Artest. But that's a brutal twenty one years of being good, but not good enough.
  15. You know what team doesn't get enough attention for "tortured fanbases"? In the 21 seasons between 93-94 and 13-14, the Indians Pacers lost in the NBA Finals once (2000) and the Eastern Conference Finals 7 times (94, 95, 98, 99, 04, 13, and 14.) And that's not even getting into how the Malice tore down arguably their best team ever in the 04-05 season.
  16. Brian Fowler

    30 For 30

    Not a ton of interest in the first one, the second one is real nice leading into the Criterion Lee boxset the next month. I'm not a the biggest baseball fan, but I'm really excited for the Big Mac/Sosa one. It'll be really fun to watch how the coolest, most fun, and most important summer in the last 30 years of baseball has been retroactively downgraded to unimportant and cheating scandals. (Don't let anyone tell you that Ripken breaking the iron man record or the Yankees dynasty brought baseball back. It was all the home run chase, and nobody ever claimed otherwise until years later.)
  17. Out if curiosity, what all systems can it handle emulators for?
  18. This is true. But the schtick is still a major part of his podcasts. (Which are sometimes still fun and interesting. And sometimes they... Call Dennis Rodman uninteresting.)
  19. I got a Switch Lite about a week ago, and AC yesterday. Submit to us Phil...
  20. Pretty much that exactly. All the building tension, the maneuvering, etc... And then it just lazily ends with him confessing and this boring moralistic speech in prison. If they had proven he did it, fine. Or if he got away with it, fine. But that was just a cop-out ending that undercut everything the movie told us about the character and everything it built in the story. There was no arc that got him to that point, he went in literally one sentence from unrepentant to confession. There's ways to get there, but they didn't bother doing any of them. Personally, I would've either ended it with him getting away with it, but having a moment where he acknowledges it to himself that he's a fuck up and a monster, or I would've gone really dark and had it ended with "this is your captain speaking...'
  21. Simmons was incredibly important when sportswriting needed a massive kick in the ass. Two decades of imitators and his own complete lack of growth obscure that. I don't think anyone can deny he's got a real great eye for talent though. Grantland had an incredible roster of writers, abs The Ringer is at least solid. But he's as stale and past his prime as all those guys he shook up way back when.
  22. At any rate, Luka has been amazing this year (and if he still is going to get better? Goddamn) but I think him and Harden both probably need more wins you get in the discussion with the Freak and the King this year
  23. Flight... Now there was a really a good movie with A REALLY FUCKING TERRIBLE ending.
  24. I'm deeply curious why you left out the guy that's at 57 GP 20.0 FGA .547 FG% 4.8 3PA .306 3P% 10.0 FTA .633 FT% 5.8 APG And 11.5 rpg 1.0 spg 1.0 bpg 3.7 TOV
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