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  1. 18 minutes ago, odessasteps said:

    Seems dumb to have Steiner and Walter in the Rumble if they aren’t going to win it. 

    Well it its no dumber than the year they put both the NXT World Champs in it - the day after both had grueling matches on a Takeover

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  2. 21 hours ago, RIPPA said:

    Word on the street is that the Bears will be hiring Ryan Poles (executive director of player personnel with the Chiefs) as their GM as early as today.

    And if that happens - it is expected the Vikings will hire Kwesi Adofo-Mensah (Browns’ VP of football operations) as their GM (their finalists are Poles and Adofo-Mensah)

    And this is indeed what happened - Poles was hired by the Bears yesterday. The Vikings hired Kwesi Adofo-Mensah today

  3. 6 minutes ago, Kuetsar said:

    Then hire Dabol anyway. . .

    It is interesting - half the New York media is convinced its Dabol

    The other half are convinced it is Brian Flores. They are the ones who keep bringing Flores' name up since he still hasn't interviewed once yet (see Dolfan's earlier post from the clown from the Daily News)

  4. Sam Raimi said in an interview with Variety that it is possible he might do more reshoots for Dr Strange 2


    on Tuesday, Raimi told Variety that while he isn’t 100-percent certain on whether the movie is complete, there is still a chance that they’ll have to go back and film some more.

    “I think we’re done, but we just cut everything,” he said. “We’re just starting to test the picture and we’ll find out if there’s anything that’s got to be picked up. If something’s unclear or another improvement I can make in this short amount of time left, I’ll do it. One thing I know about the Marvel team is they won’t stop. They’ll keep pushing it until it’s as close to being great as it could.”


  5. 11 hours ago, Dolfan in NYC said:

    Also, the Blue are interviewing Leslie Frazier for a 2nd time later this week. 

    It is Patrick Graham today

    Brian Flores tomorrow

    Leslie Frazier Friday

    I should note that part of the reason it seems so many guys seem to be getting 2nd interviews (for all teams) is because of the new rule that you must conduct at least 2 IN PERSON interviews with minority candidates. So for example - Leslie Frazier's first one was virtual so wouldn't have counted for Rooney Rule compliance. (Obviously since all three of the above are minority candidates - the Giants will be in compliance)

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  6. Meltzer noted on the radio show the other day that NXT will have a heavy presence at the Rumble - at a minimum backstage

    Basically, some of them will be in each Rumble (like he guesses Bron Breaker and the former WALTER along with Raquel Gonzalez will all be in) but the expectation is that NXT wrestlers will also serve as alternates in case anyone is sick day the day of the show

  7. It has been forever and I would have to go back and look when I fell off of ER

    It was definitely around the time were regulars were bailing left and right.

    When did the dude lose his hand in the helicopter blade? For some reason I think it was around then.

  8. Chris Mack is all but gone at Louisville

    He is currently in talks with the University about a "separation" and it is believed he has coached his last game for them


    A joint meeting between the Board of Trustees and the University of Louisville Athletic Association was suddenly called for Wednesday afternoon "to discuss proposed or pending litigation and personnel matters." Mack's future as Louisville's coach and any potential separation proposal is expected to be discussed at that meeting, according to sources.

    Mack's buyout is approximately $12 million, but a lower number could be negotiated as part of a separation agreement, sources told ESPN.

    The looming decision on Mack comes at a time when Louisville athletics is being run by an interim athletic director, Josh Heird, and is without a full-time school president after the recent departure of Neeli Bendapudi to Penn State.

    Louisville sits at 11-9 overall and 5-5 in the ACC after losing five of its past six games, including Monday's listless 64-52 defeat at Virginia. Mack was suspended for the first six games of this season without pay for not following university guidelines and procedures in last spring's firing of former assistant coach Dino Gaudio.

    Following Saturday's home loss to Notre Dame, senior forward Malik Williams was asked whether the players are still responding to the coaching staff.

    "I don't have a comment for that," Williams said after a long pause.

    Mack took over Louisville in 2018 after nine seasons at Xavier. Mack led the Cardinals to the NCAA tournament in 2019 and a second-place ACC finish in 2020 before the tournament was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Last season, the Cardinals went 13-7 but missed the NCAA tournament.

    In September, the NCAA amended a previous Notice of Allegations against Louisville to include three alleged violations by the men's basketball program under Mack. The alleged violations stem from last spring's firing of Gaudio, which resulted in Gaudio attempting to extort Mack. In a recording, Gaudio told Mack he would expose violations if not paid the remainder of his salary.

    The NCAA alleged that Mack "either participated in, condoned, or negligently disregarded violations involving graduate assistants and others participation in practice as well as the creation and use of personalized recruiting videos and aids."

    It also said "Mack did not demonstrate that he promoted an atmosphere for compliance."


  9. I am trying to decide what to do with my Gyroids.

    I threw them all into my storage which makes it WAY easier to see what I have.

    I really really don't want to be one of those HAVE EACH IN EVERY COLOR!!!! people but if I am already well on my way, I might as well finish it.

    I did notice that by Academy score plummeted when I took them all down off my walls

  10. 3 minutes ago, Phantom Lord said:

    I'm interested in seeing how they get Omos out of the ring. He still to the best of my viewing hasn't taken a single bump in any match he's been in.

    If they do the usual "everyone in the ring gangs up on him bit"  you can have enough guys to safely roll him over the top rope kinda like how the Great Khali used to go out

    The other option is for him to eliminate himself by stepping over the top rope for... reasons

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    Despite speculation from last year's rounds of cuts in both talent and front office staff, WWE president Nick Khan said they are not in active conversations to sell the company.

    In a profile piece for Sports Business Journal, Khan said that while they have taken some calls from interested parties, they are not actively looking to sell.

    Khan went into details as to why some of the major changes inside WWE were made, centering around his feeling that some lacked knowledge of media intricacies and didn't have the attitude that WWE is a global content company.

    “Vince (McMahon) believed that WWE was at a place where it had earned a seat at the adult table, but others in the company didn’t see it that way,” Khan told John Ourand.

    He went on to say, "For the company to be treated the way that Vince, Stephanie (McMahon), Kevin Dunn and myself and others believed it should be treated in the community, you needed executives who reflected that, who had range, who could get people on the phone and who could be taken seriously by their peers."

    Khan didn't address any of the talent layoffs, nor did he name specific executives or departments for who he was referring to.

    The article focused on WWE's deals with external partners like A&E, Netflix and Blumhouse Media for various documentaries and series, in addition to the strategy of putting out their major live event schedule in advance. The move of some of those big shows to Saturdays, like this week's Royal Rumble, was also cited.



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