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  1. 3 minutes ago, IdeaOfEvil said:

     

    Foley in '99 is a technicality I guess. Wikipedia says he won it on December 29th 1998, but I guess it was a tape delay that didn't air until January 4th of 1999 (?? - I don't remember it myself)

     

    Still, Raw's title has been rotating ONLY between Lesnar, Rollins, and Reigns for two years now. The last "new champion" that held it was Goldberg in 2017, and the last "first time/new champion" that held it before that was Kevin Owens back in 2016.

     

    The Smackdown belt is much better handled, but not that great overall. For three years we've seen 8 champions (Ambrose, AJ, Bray, Mahal, Orton, Cena, Kofi, and Bryan); four of which were brand new (Bray, Mahal, Ambrose, Kofi); one of which no one wanted at all (Mahal at 170 days); two of which fans were long sick of (Randy and Cena combined for 22 days, but won at the big ppvs - Royal Rumble and Wrestlemania);  and two of which fans were pissed at how wasted their runs were (Bray and Ambrose - 49 and 84 day reigns respectively).

     

    No wonder wrestling has been stale. We get one or two first time WWE champs almost every other year during non-big ppv shows, who either hold the belt too long or hold it too short, and then have to pass it over to someone fans have no interest in seeing as champion during a big ppv's instead of to the wrestlers who fans want to get behind (Joe, Mcnityre, Balor, Roode, Bray, Strowman, Zayne, Ricochet, Aleister, Owens, Rusev, Nakamura, etc)

     

    :sick:

     

    Yeah, Foley kicked off 99 with a title switch. That was the infamous "butts in the seats" moment. While it happened in 98, audiences were supposed to see it in 99, so... eh, it's more a 99 thing since that was the Rock/Foley feud.

     

    The mid and late 90s were an interesting time because first, the old guard -- Macho Man, Warrior, Hulk Hogan -- left, so they had to make new stars in Bret and Shawn and Diesel. Then they left or had a back injury, so they had to make new stars again in Stone Cold, Foley, Rock, Taker, HHH, and Show. Then their mid card improved tremendously, so instead of permanent midcarders like Val Venis and Godfather and D-Lo, you had guys who could go up the chain like Eddie Guerrero, Benoit, Jericho and Angle. I feel it mostly stayed on the same people: 2000 was HHH-Rock for the first 9 months. But it was sooooo fun, and we got to see great feuds with Cactus Jack.

     

    I feel like we haven't really seen that as much? They haven't had a time where everyone left at once, far as I remember. That's actually why the early 2000s post-Invasion was so frustrating. Austin stormed out and Rock was no longer full-time, but you had fucking HHH the whole time.


  2. 13 hours ago, Rachel said:

    Montana is 2 hours from me let’s hang out 

     

    Probably can't happen, though it'd be cool. My friend and I are staying in Montana for about a day and a half and are going to explore all the surrounding areas, so we're likely not crossing the border from there. We may go to Canada while in Seattle.

     

    1 hour ago, Keyser_Soze said:

    I miss him already :( 

     

    HOW?!


  3. 3 hours ago, IdeaOfEvil said:

    The other day I was trying to remember when was the last time the WWF/E created the most new heavyweight champs in one year. It's easiest to remember when it was only one belt, so at best I can think of was 1998 and four new champions created: Austin, Kane, Rock, and Foley.

     

    It's twenty years later and other than Kofi this year, who was the last newly created Heavyweight/World champion? Bray? Ambrose? One new champion per year?

     

    98 wasn't Foley yet. 1999 was Mankind, Big Show and HHH.

     

    2000 created Kurt Angle and Chris Jericho for about 20 minutes.


  4. 7 minutes ago, Dodger said:

    Trump did unleash a tweet storm about his comments. It's pretty rare to see a Republican criticize the president. Maybe praise was the wrong word, but not too many Republicans would ever come out and say what he said. I was wrong, you got me I can admit it. 

     

    The sarcasm was more that he did it after he was out of office, which lacked any courage. It's common to see them stay silent while in office and then tell everyone all the really bad things -- like "Oh shit we stopped him from doing bad things all the time! -- when your political career is over.

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  5. Also, we're in the longest period of competitive elections since post-Civil War.

     

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    We've also been competitive since Captain America: Civil War released in 2016, but we only have one data point for that. :( 

     

    This graph puts things in even better perspective because if you look at 1996 and 2008, both Clinton and Obama coasted election wins, easily winning the popular vote and electoral vote. But it's so damn puny to so much of the 20th century. The 1960 election must have been interesting to witness/report considering how close it was.

     

    And because nobody knew the loser would become president and resign in disgrace years later.

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  6. Here is where the candidates stand now as far as making the third debates (they need 2% support from FOUR qualifying polls and at least 130,000 unique donors):

     

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    They have until late August to meet the poll and donor threshold. I have to think that some of these guys will try to make waves in the July debates to improve their August poll numbers.

     

    Booker and Klobuchar are doing well in the polls but need to up their donor count.

     

    Beto, Castro and Yang all have the donor count but need to improve their poll numbers.

     

    I hope Inslee improves; I like his presence.


  7. 1 minute ago, thewhyteboar said:

    PNW is the most beautiful place on earth. Go to Deception Pass park if you have a chance.

     

    I don't think we're gonna have time to travel there and do it. We're staying reallllly close to Seattle and are gonna be there two days before going to Portland. We have the Space Needle booked for Monday evening, a possible ferry ride, and apparently this really great Chinese place that has a long line all the time. What do you know about this list?

     

    Seattle Recommendations
    Pike Place Market/ Downtown
        ⁃    first Starbucks isn’t really worth it unless you are really into that kind of stuff haha
        ⁃    gum wall: gross but also, you can’t look away
        ⁃    The market itself is a big labyrinth basically. Lots of different levels with tons of different little shops inside. The farmers market is great, and the flowers are gorgeous and CHEAP!
        ⁃    The pink door restaurant is a great Italian place, good for dinner. They have live entertainment usually, and on certain nights they have a trapeze show sort of thing. 
        ⁃    Purple Wine Bar has really good food and a huge wine selection. 
    Seattle Center
        ⁃    MoPop is a super cool museum with music and pop culture stuff. I think they have a Marvel exhibit right now.
        ⁃    Space Needle. They have a new glass floor observation deck. If you really want to go up, I would go to the restaurant for brunch instead of paying to do the observation deck. I think it opened back up after the construction.
        ⁃    International fountain is behind the space needle right by the Amway center.
        ⁃    Chihuly Museum - skip it if you’ve seen the sculptures at Fairchild.
        ⁃    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation does free guided tours, but I think they’re closed on Sundays.
        ⁃    Amazon Spheres. These are a brand new green space addition to amazon. I think they’re open to the public? 
    Capitol Hill
        ⁃    Starbucks Reserve Roasting Room is about a 15-20 minute walk from pike place market. 
        ⁃    Elliot Bay Book Company is a really awesome book store.
        ⁃    Lots of bars and restaurants here!
    Bainbridge Island
        ⁃    About a 30 minute ferry ride from Seattle. Really cute to walk around, lots of little wine tasting places, and THE BEST ICE CREAM EVER at Mora.
    Woodland Park Zoo
        ⁃    I used to volunteer here in the family farm with the goats. It’s a great zoo!! This is north of downtown in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood.
        ⁃    The Rose Garden is right next to the zoo. It’s free to the public and also where Alex proposed to me!!
        ⁃    Right down the street is A la mode which is a really delicious pie shop.
    Fremont
        ⁃    Theo Chocolate!!! Reserve a factory tour on their website! $10 for an hour long tour, tons of sample, and the best chocolate.
        ⁃    Fremont Troll
        ⁃    Fremont Brewing 
        ⁃    Caffe Vita has great coffee
    Ballard
        ⁃    Our old stomping grounds! You can see our old apartment, AVA. And also the firestone across the street where I found a homeless man sleeping in my car 😂
        ⁃    Ballard Coffee Works is our favorite coffee place in Seattle!
        ⁃    Ballard Locks is really cool to watch the boats go through, and they have the salmon ladder too. 
        ⁃    Market Street has a bunch of shops and is just a nice place to walk around.
        ⁃    Pie Bar is Alex’s favorite place. They serve pie, and pie themed cocktails. They’re only open at night. 
        ⁃    Monkey Bridge has awesome Vietnamese food! 
        ⁃    Portage Bay Cafe is a great brunch spot. They take reservations on Yelp. If you go, make sure it’s the Ballard one, not U district.
        ⁃    Peddler is a great local brewery!
    Wallingford
        ⁃    Also our old stomping grounds! We lived at Prescott. 
        ⁃    A muddy cup, also one of our favorite coffee shops!
        ⁃    45th stop and shop, best poke!!
        ⁃    Seattle pops, yummy popsicles!
        ⁃    Molly Moons has good ice cream. There is usually a line.
        ⁃    Djan’s has the best Thai food!!
    U District
        ⁃    University of Washington has a gorgeous campus.
        ⁃    UVillage is a really nice outdoor mall. They have an amazon bookstore too which is pretty cool! 
        ⁃    Din tai Fung amazing dim sum, and soup dumplings!! There is always a long wait. 
     


  8. On Wednesday, I'm going into @thewhyteboar's home turf as I visit Washington State, Oregon and @Scott's home turf in Montana. I'm so flippin' excited because I've never been to the Pacific Northwest, and the weather looks lovely. I'll be escaping the Florida humidity for so long that it's gonna hit me like a mountain of bricks when I return. :lol: 

     

    I ain't gonna be posting as much, so this board better not explode while I'm gone. I'll be the judge of when this board goes under. :| 

     

    But seriously, the west is undiscovered territory for me, save for Colorado which I've visited. I'm gone for 7 days but I've been planning the damn thing for 7 months, doing a little bit here, buying one ticket or reservation there to space out how much I'm paying at once, and looking up all possible things to do and when we should just slow down and explore. 


  9. 35 minutes ago, 2user1cup said:

    He's the only one who cares he's short.

     

    I wonder how many people are following him just for the lulz. He seems like he's just trying to be Joe Pesci without any of the actual humor, not realizing that people thought the outburst and situation were funny, and bringing up "women in general" "on dating sites" as a defense for himself, rather than his normal demeanor being funny. Plus, he looks like he's trying to make love to the table and laptop in this video.

     

     

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