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  1. 4 points
    Mike

    Wrestling

    I mean, this really just reeks of “this is my opinion so it must be right” ..
  2. 3 points
    Mark H.

    Bomber News: 2019 Off Season

    One of our most underrated players.
  3. 3 points
    Always liked Jake. Quality National depth.
  4. 3 points
    Rich

    Halfway point of 2018/19

    You are really conflating way too many issues into this discussion to even know where to start, and there are assumptions in your original post that are not even true. Here are a few that I had time to find your facts articles. https://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/winnipeg-jets-paul-stastny-st-louis-blues-1.4552179 Just because they didn't get him in 2014 doesn't mean they didn't bid or try. Jets were a horrible unattractive team in 2014. https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/qa-jets-owner-mark-chipman-team-budget-patience-cheveldayoff/ Regardless of ranking in spending or percentage of the cap, the last couple of years, the Jets have been within a "good" player of spending to the cap, which to me totally makes sense given where their young stars are. Tieing up money to spend to the cap you are going to need to sign young players coming off their ELC's is just stupid. Suppose the proof will be in the pudding over the next few years, but I expect the Jets will be spending very close to the cap. Probably would be a better discussion to separate the topics of the Jets being a "budget" team vs. trading Laine.
  5. 2 points
    Brandon

    Wrestling

    Well they may sign one guy who wrestles once in a while at a local dumpy bar with a dubious promoter
  6. 2 points
    Floyd

    Bomber News: 2019 Off Season

    Especially when he was cut for faith ekakitie...
  7. 2 points
    Goalie

    Wrestling

    Jericho is 50. Remember Angle in TNA? Barely moved the needle. If It was 15 years ago maybe... Hope AEW works out.. But i already see huge issues for them and the main one being im not sure if the niche market is big enough even with TV deal. The biggest problem tho is the fickle fans they are catering 2 who hate wwe but will pop for ex wwe guys. Lets be honest..50 yr old pT jericho isnt a draw and neither is Neville and despite what some think... Omega is not well known in the states at all. What makes him better than AJ Styles? Im just saying.. Catering to the roh fanbase isnt gonna get the job done. Right now.. Its a bunch of talk but how are u gonna convince casual fans to tune in when they see stardust neville 50 yr old Jericho and a bunch of lets be honest... Midgets. I dont see the diff between AEW or roh or impact or mlw for that matter. That is THE competition for them.. Its not WWE.. Its the indy feds i mentioned.. Mlw impact even roh and to a lesser extent NJPW which are all established brands who dont draw **** in reality in the states 60000 watching eh? Cool.. Thats grear but to compete with the E you gonna need 2 million more tuning in.. Where are those 2 million cuz they aint watching roh mlw impact or Japan Honestly the roster is quite underwhelming at the moment... Its truly ROH but with some hype. ROH isnt a huge draw. Not sure the money or fans are there for this to be more than just a glorified indy fed owned by billionaires. All in was special cuz it was funded by the boys... They are no longer All in.. Its not double or nothing.. Its playing with someone elses money. Huge diverse crowd tho of maybe 3500 ppl.... There were a few fat white guys a few skinny white guys and like 6 women..
  8. 2 points
    Jpan85

    Wrestling

    Jericho with no hand cuffs has me all in with AEW
  9. 2 points
    TBURGESS

    Around the League: 2019 Off Season

    I'd like to see what Jennings looks like in Dickenson's offense. Great coaching and receivers would elevate his game IMO.
  10. 2 points
    TrueBlue4ever

    US Politics

    4 hours to go until Trump's speech and it's being reported that he still isn't sure if he's going to declare a national emergency to get around the Congressional stalemate. If his intention was to make a strong move to kneecap the Democrats, this is not it. Seems that he (more likely his advisors) recognize the legal pitfalls of such a move. So right now, expect a more "persuasive" argument to sway public opinion in his favour that the wall is necessary to put the heat back on the Dems, rather than the nuclear option of using his absolute power to bypass them. For the viewing public tuning in to see what crazy things the Don will say, the downside is that this is an Oval Office speech and not a town rally. It is hard to imagine him going off script when the only audience is a camera and no living people in his sightlines to feed his ego, and I'm sure Steven Miller has got tight reins on that script and its message. Not that I don't expect there to be majorly inflammatory rhetoric in it - Miller is by all accounts a reprehensible human being (never met the man, to be as fair as possible) and not so secretly racist, but he is savvy in ways Donald is not, so he can craft a devious message and let his puppet parrot the lines. The Democrats have already booked time for a rebuttal from Schumer and Pelosi right after. Won't be much time to script a response cribbing from Trump's comments, but I don't think that should be their focus. They have so many targets to hit here, the question is: will they do it right? History suggests Democrats don't, because they want to appeal to the humanity in Americans, rather than get dirty and call out the liars and hypocrites for fear of retaliation. IMO, their talking points need to be the following, repeated ad nauseum to frame the counter-attack properly: 1. Trump has lied from the beginning. "Mexico will pay for the wall!" Now, knowing that it was a phony and impossible promise from the beginning, he wants the American taxpayer to pay for his lies, and is willing to hold them hostage (Gov't shutdown putting 800,000 out of work and pay) to get his way, and for months or years, just to get his way. This President will destroy the average American he swore an oath on the Constitution to protect, by putting his own needs ahead of yours as Americans. 2. "I own the shutdown". We all saw these words from his mouth. He has repeated them. Not only does he own it, he is PROUD of it. Proud of putting hundreds of thousands of Americans out of work for his own vanity project, and he will do so for as long as he wants - months to years. This is the man who would protect the average Joe from big Government? 3. Crisis at the border: another LIE. Only 4 terror suspect at the southern border, not 6,000. Vast majority of influx of drugs, terror watch list suspects, and crime comes through legal ports of entry like sea, or moreso, air. And what has the President done to protect our airports. Shutdown the Government, leading to zero pay for TSA agents who have now stopped showing up. Our airports are now less secure, all because of the president. HE has caused the greatest threat to our safety now. [it may be gilding the lily to say "Remember the last time our airspace was compromised by those 19 Saudi hijackers - a country our President still upholds as a vital and important economic trade partner (so we can see whose economic interest he DOES care about, if not 800,000 Americans) despite knowing of the implication of that country's Crown prince in the coldblooded murder of an American citizen and journalist" - that statement could generate a lot of heat, but if you are going to get in a street fight, you have to fight to hurt, I say]. 4. Democrats WANT to fix this problem. Border security is important, which is why we voted to pass 1.6 billion in funding in our last bill, to spend on NECESSARY improvements. The Republicans (McConnell) now refuse to bring that bill to the Senate for a vote. Funny though, they passed the exact same bill two weeks ago 100-0 before the President vetoed it. Now they have fallen in line with the President's position to hold the country hostage until he gets his way. Any soft sell that makes this about being a good country and HELPING in a Humanitarian crisis just washes over Trump's misdeeds and plays into his hands ("see, the Dems agree that this is a crisis"). Experience makes me worry that the Democrats will choose this touchy feely route and lose the message battle.
  11. 1 point
    FrostyWinnipeg

    Halfway point of 2018/19

    After 41 games 2018/19 26-13-2 = 54pts 2017/18 23-11-7 = 53pts 1st in Division, 3rd in West Con, 5th in League And now the stats that make you go hmmmm... +/- Good Leaders Schief +16 Trouba +12 Ehlers and everyone's favorite dman to hate Tyler Myers +8 +/- Bad Leaders Laine -11 Little -6 KConn -5 Goalies Brossy 2.11GAA .939SV% Helle 2.83GAA .910SV% Tanev tied for 5th in goals(8) and Wheeler is 9th(6) Byfuglien 3rd in assists(25) Petan still on the team
  12. 1 point
    FrostyWinnipeg

    Game 42 : Avalanche

    Time : Tuesday 7, TSN3 Stats : 20-14-8 @ 26-13-2 Notable Notes : COL has most # of overtime losses, NHL.com free game of the week
  13. 1 point
    ediger

    Wrestling

    It's even less like Sting in TNA. Sting went there after working old timers tours for two years. Jericho's coming in on the heels of some red hot programs in Japan. You say he didn't move the needle but I think most people would agree that he was the primary draw for last years Wrestle Kingdom which had one of the highest attendance figures in recent years as well as a huge increase in online subscriptions from North America. Not to mention his merch sales are through the roof. He's the one guy his age who has managed to keep himself relevant. Besides, the rest of the roster is already shaping up to be pretty damn good. They already have a good mix of styles and I'm sure there's a couple more big names to come. You keep on referring to indie fans and indie wrestlers but NJPW and even ROH & Impact are pretty far from the indies and that's where most of these guys will be coming in from. It's not like they're signing guys that would be wrestling in the Boogies parking lot otherwise. In recent years I've watched both Wrestlemanias and Wrestle Kingdoms with people who aren't/weren't wrestling fans. Guess which of the two turned people into fans? If AEW offers a proper alternative to the WWE and it's easy to access for viewers I really think they have a legit shot at being successful.
  14. 1 point
    Brandon

    Wrestling

    I am unaware of any of those leagues having North American TV deals that many people can access? As for the midgets comments.. I seem to remember guys like Shawn Micheals, Ric Flair and Bret Hart getting over despite being average heights? If AEW gets a good tv deal and if they have good angles / story lines and something that can draw adults to watching then I don't see why it can't do well? If they only focus on wrestling then yes I agree it won't draw any casuals over.
  15. 1 point
    17to85

    Around the League: 2019 Off Season

    probably look exactly the same as it did in BC since he's a pretty one dimensional quarterback. Guy just isn't smart enough a player to use all his tools to his advantage.
  16. 1 point
    iHeart

    Game 42 : Avalanche

    Perreault strikes first KConn makes it 2-0 we're going to be hearing alot of Queen from now on aren't we? but I mean that in a good way, I love Queen, I enjoyed the movie (and I really think the theater critics made a wrong turn a ended up in a different theater when they were reviewing it because I did not see the same film they did) oh Laine that's the second time tonight you got in the box smarten up and the captain makes it 3-1 Little 4-1 Come on guys no choking, the Avs are usually easy meat especially at home Copp makes it 5-3. we all know what that means Scheif makes it 6-3 Trouba finishes it off 7-4
  17. 1 point
    FrostyWinnipeg

    US Politics

    I know what im watching tonight. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jan/8/stormy-daniels-fold-laundry-her-underwear-instagra
  18. 1 point
    The Unknown Poster

    Wrestling

    Joey Janella. Penelope. MJF (he's 23 and really good). Hangman Page ofcourse. Over 53,000 people watching. EDIT: Neville (PAC) out now. Looking jacked. EDIT 2: Announces second show will be in Jacksonville and partial proceeds to fight gun violence. EDIT 3: Chris Jericho!
  19. 1 point
    Bighill’s ties maybe more family and geography than with the previous regime.
  20. 1 point
    The Unknown Poster

    Halfway point of 2018/19

    Going to the conference final was a windfall for True North. All their business interests are tied to the Jets doing well. If they are a cap team that misses the window and begins to suck, sure, we can talk about trading guys away due to money and rebuilding. But every team would feel the same way in that scenario. Chipman did manage expectations in year one when he said the Jets would NOT be a cap team unless they had a chance of winning the cup. They're basically a cap team now. And will be for the foreseeable future. If they trade Laine it wont be because they cant afford him. It might be because they feel his market value isnt worth what he brings. But if they really want to keep him, they will keep him.
  21. 1 point
    kelownabomberfan

    Halfway point of 2018/19

    Not sure why Laine goes through these annual bouts of self-confidence issues...but then again he's 20. What was Scheif doing when he was 20?
  22. 1 point
    Booch

    Bomber News: 2019 Off Season

    yes he had the most inside the 10 this year...I actually as well think this was one of his better punting years..he also started to tinker with his method/drops and the knuckling, curving ball he used often this year which made the returner have to cross the field to get it caused teams fits..also he kicked a ball that was difficult for returners to catch cleanly...later in the year our punt return coverage took a bit of a dip as we really missed Jones, Renaud..Gauthier at times and other key coverage guys who were hurt
  23. 1 point
    Noeller

    Bomber News: 2019 Off Season

    Was Medlock not the tops in number of punts dropped inside the 10yd line? That, to me, was probably the most important stat...
  24. 1 point
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/marshall-medoff-the-unlikely-eccentric-inventor-turning-inedible-plant-life-into-fuel-60-minutes/ Not only turning Bio-mass into fuel, but creating single-use-plastic substitutes that can bio-degrade in weeks.
  25. 1 point
    The best linebackers we had were Greg Battle in the middle & West & Jones outside. Absolutely freaking dominant. I think the best 3 starting linebackers together on any team & any time period in CFL history.
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