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Showcase of the Immortals / NXT War Games
« on: November 18, 2017, 11:15:49 PM »
Another great NXT start to a major PPV weekend. It was not an overall strong show, but the main event fucking delivered hard.

Here’s hoping Alexander Wolfe is not severely injured from the table spot. He busted the back of his skull open nasty. Looked at least as bad as what Brock did to Orton last Summerslam.

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Showcase of the Immortals / No talk about last night's Smackdown?
« on: November 08, 2017, 11:37:59 AM »
AJ Styles won the WWE title off of Jinder Mahal.

So the long national nightmare of the Jinder title run is OVER. AND we should get to see fucking Styles/Lesnar at Survivor Series!

You know... unless they put the belt back on Jinder next week.

Hmmmm.

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That shit is better than the WWE product. They are doing the fourth annual Madden tournament, and I just watched Rusev vs AJ Styles. I would seriously watch an entire YouTube channel of just Rusev playing Madden now. Dude is hilarious.

I've always loved the Madden tournaments. I love Austin Creed's WWE 2K career playthroughs because the game makes no damn sense. Anything where Bayley plays Sasha at anything is great. I even watch Cesaro playing his cell phone game, whatever it is. Clash of Clans or something. They should replace Raw and Smackdown with everyone just playing video games. But mostly Kofi and Rusev. Best two guys on the channel.

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Usos vs New Day as the opener might have been WWE's match of the year for 2017. IMO, an easy 5* call.

Owens vs Shane as the main event was exciting, hard-hitting, tense, and featured a fantastic "WHAT WAIT WHAT?" moment from Sami Zayn turning heel (?) to help Owens survive/win. Great match.

But man... EVERYTHING in between was the hottest of garbage. Mahal/Nakamura specifically because Mahal is white bread, and Nakamura will easily phone in efforts he doesn't feel are worth his time. Mahal continues to devalue the fucking WWE Title and make it feel like a nothing prize. His matches don't even feel like title matches... they just feel like mid card nothing encounters. All I want in life is for this India tour to come and go so this can whole experiment can end.

Ziggler dominating Roode until Roode wins with a flukey roll-up while holding the tights... who the fuck books this shit? How does that help Roode, a guy who should be competing for the WWE title in a few months.

AJ loses the US title to Corbin in a generic, formulaic, yawn-inducing triple threat match. It wasn't BAD, but it was every bland triple threat match you've already ever seen. Hopefully this frees AJ up to feud with Mahal and take the title from him.

Natalya vs Charlotte was all right. Just "all right". It wasn't putrid or anything, but it did nothing to separate itself from the hairball-in-the-drain that was the middle of HiaC 2017.

Man, even the Fashion Files was bad tonight, and they completely blew past the "Who attacked Tyler Breeze?" thing by saying they solved that case off-camera.

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Storm
Wolverine
Colossus
Nightcrawler
Cyclops
Kitty Pryde

vs

?

X-Men need to get 6/10 against a solo character. Who do they beat?

Nods to fangirl's WW and Lobo threads.

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Sports Talk / Just had my first/biggest draft of the season
« on: August 31, 2017, 09:44:29 PM »
12 team league.
Keeper league.
Can trade players for picks.

Here's my roster:

1 (4th) - LeSean McCoy, RB1
1 (11th) - DeMarco Murray, RB2
2 - Amari Cooper, WR1
3 - Keenan Allen, WR2
3 - Demariyus Thomas, WR3
4 - Jordan Reed, TE1
5 - Rob Kelley, RB3
6 - Delanie Walker, TE2
7 - Tom Brady, QB1 (Keeper pick)
8 - Jonathan Stewart, RB4
9 - Andy Dalton, QB2
10 - Adam Thielen, WR4
11 - New England, DEF1
12 - no pick, traded away
13 - Matt Prater, K1
14 - no pick, traded away
15 - Tyreek Hill, WR5 (Keeper pick)

I somehow ended up with the #1 receiver of all four AFC West teams.

And two tight ends.



Anyway, my FAVORITE PICK: Adam Thielen in the 10th round of a PPR league. I think he has really good potential if I need a WR fill in.

And LEAST FAVORITE PICK: Jonathan fucking Stewart at all, much less in the 8th, even as my RB4. God, running backs are fucking hard to come by this year. That's why I went McCoy at #4 over Julio Jones and DeMarco at #11 over, say, Jordy Nelson. I knew the pool was going to dry up FAST and virtually everyone after the first round is some level of a sizable gamble. I wanted to hedge my bets on guys guaranteed to at least do something.


I'm not upset about this team. I feel okay. I should at least be in the hunt all year.

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I have been looking for Okada/Omega and Naito/Omega online, but no dice. Omega and Naito are my two favorite guys in NJPW, so I am excited for the final. I have obviously heard both matches are glorious.

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Debate / Flip-flopping: Does it deserve its bad rap?
« on: June 29, 2017, 04:19:39 PM »
So sometimes it seems like one of the worst accusations you can levy at a politician is flip-flopping. "He used to believe THIS, but now he believes THAT! Can you believe this guy?"

But is flip-flopping always a bad thing?

I mean, there are obviously degrees. If there is video of a politician saying (A) 12 months ago, then (B) 6 months ago, then (A) 3 months ago, and then (B) again last night... that's bad. That's pandering to your audience and saying whatever people want to hear. I think we can all agree that guy's a schmuck.

But if someone said (A) 5 years ago, but last year started saying (B), why is that NECESSARILY bad? Couldn't a guy have developed a more informed opinion over time and with research? Could new details or situations come to light that changed his stance? Why is that "flip-flopping"?

Would we really rather have someone whose rigid opinion is unchangeable? Someone who is so in love with confirmation bias, that he would never alter his course? Isn't that far, far worse?

What sayeth the learned masses of HC?

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ICT / So who is the STRONGEST DC character that Odin beats 6+/10?
« on: June 29, 2017, 11:06:32 AM »
Obviously with respect to the Odin/Darkseid thread.

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ICT / Guardians of the Galaxy vs Darth Vader
« on: June 28, 2017, 04:50:55 PM »
Movie GotG vs movie Vader

EU Vader vs comics line-up GotG

Who wins?

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General Chat / Anyone want to know who fangirl actually is?
« on: June 13, 2017, 12:09:15 PM »
I work with this lady whose cubicle is a Wonder Woman fan's dream. She has (that I've noticed so far):

*Two large posters on the exterior of her cube (one official comic art; one hand drawn, but I'm not sure if she did it or if she got it at a con).
*Two WW pop vinyls (one regular and one Bombshell version).
*A Bombshell Wonder Woman/Rosie The Riveter mash-up picture that says "I can do it!" or something.
*A WW Pez dispenser.
*A framed picture with four WW comic covers in it.
*A Wonder Woman lunchbox
*A WW greeting card
And probably some other stuff I haven't taken notice of yet.

It's a pretty impressive shrine, to be sure. She has a lot of other decorations, but Wonder Woman is the major theme there.


I'mma go ask her if Diana could take Superman in a fight. If I never make it back, you'll know why.

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General Chat / MOVED: $15 Team Builder (live action)
« on: June 13, 2017, 09:57:48 AM »
This topic has been moved to ICT.

http://herochat.com/index.php?topic=15517.0

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ICT / Iceman vs an MMA guy
« on: June 07, 2017, 09:10:07 AM »
Average John and the Batman/Bruce Lee thread got me thinking...

As far as comics go, Iceman is Z-List. Aside from a fluke or a gimmick, he really shouldn't be a match for any halfway competent fighter. D-List fighters should mop him up hand-to-hand.

However, Iceman IS a hero and has a lengthy combat history and ages worth of training in a school for a superheroes...

Combine that with how comic book fighting is an entire other plane of existence from IRL fighting, and... could Iceman hang with an average MMA fighter?

What do you say?

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ICT / Captain Cold vs Deathstroke
« on: June 01, 2017, 09:03:57 PM »
Two guys who get mad love around here. Who wins?

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ICT / Crappy 90's Avengers vs crappy 90's JLA
« on: June 01, 2017, 03:09:18 PM »
With respect to skyrider. And title aside, I actually enjoyed these teams... they were just weird.


Black Knight
Hercules
Crystal
Sersi
Thunderstrike
(white) Vision

vs

Bloodwynd
Booster Gold
Fire
Ice
Guy Gardner
Maxima

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