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Since: 24.1.03

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#61 Posted on
I felt that this being the last episode before NwO that too many holes were left to be filled from RAWS end. The last minute dropping of the Y2J/ Test match and what now seems to be a possible new feud between Y2J and Jeff Hardy is a bit lame even though the 2 have faced eachother the past two weeks on RAW, or is this a setup for Jeff and Christian at NwO, too confusing for me. Also, the Womens division has pretty much carried RAW the past few weeks and I still havent seen an announcement about a womens title match. All in all it just seems like RAWis kinda limping into the PPV while SmackDown!! is soaring..even for an Austin mark, I don't know if his return alone is enough for me to buy the PPV, when I know I'll get him for free on Monday or Thursday.



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Since: 22.4.02
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#62 Posted on
Nate: You're forgetting, this is wrestling, where a simple elbowdrop = gunshot to the heart.



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"NOTHING'S funnier than midget porn."
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Since: 17.2.03
From: San Jose, CA

Since last post: 2818 days
Last activity: 2611 days
#63 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.54
Gavintzu posted:

:: Great set of posts, Boston Idol.
:: Welcome to Wienerville. Hope you
:: like hot dogs.

Thank you for that warm welcome.

I decided to end my association with the
shambolic forum at WrestlingClassics.com
and I needed a new mistress forum to go
along with the old ball and chain at tOA.

I considered A1Wrestling, but after going
to the trouble of running Ohtani's Jacket
off my boards it seemed foolish to start
posting in a forum that suffers his posts.

CRZ had been dropping subtle plugs for
this place at tOA for years, so I thought
I would stop by and take it for a test
drive, even though I'm no fan of cookies.

I noticed this business with levels and
experience points and got sucked in right
away. The site offered me a few measly
points to post, so I posted a few times.

Then my level increased and the site
offerred me even more points to make
even more posts. Another increase and
even more points were offered to me.

Posting here is like snorting cocaine!!!

You level thirty-plus guys must be glued
to your keyboards like rats getting high.
How could anyone pass up 21,317 points for
spending a few seconds discussing wrestling?

Heck, if it wasn't for the Sportatorium
on making consecutive posts in the same
thread, I'd split all my posts into six
parts like Dave Scherer's Daily Lasso.

I do think CRZ is missing the boat, though.
One of the lures of SIM realms is getting
special powers and cool weapons as your
experience and your levels increase.

Emoticons shouldn't be free, one should get
access to a new one each time one gains a
level. Getting to the "eye roll" should
be like getting to the eggplant in Dig Dug.

Anyway, I really like this forum, so much
so that I don't even mind having to give
a remedial lecture on seasonal ratings.
Thanks to everyone who contributes here.

Snort, er, post on!!!

Frank

(Do I get a free level added on my birthday?)
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Since: 11.11.02
From: Fat City, Baby

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#64 Posted on
When I post in free verse,
I hit "return" randomly.

I waste space! Time!
Space-time is for physicists,
Not a poet,

Who yearns,

Yearns!

Yearns for something less goddamned

(pointless)

Than that last

(post).

?



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Since: 17.2.03
From: San Jose, CA

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#65 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.54
: When I post in free verse,
: I hit "return" randomly.

I hit return so that my comments
won't wrap oddly if people decide
to chop them up when replying.

I think the omnibus reply feature
defeats the purpose, unless the
post only made one point anyway.

: Yearns for something less
: goddamned (pointless)
: Than that last (post).

Some people here know me already,
others don't. I like to digress
a little here and there. I see a
thread as people coming together
in conversation.

I've got your attention and you've
got mine, so if I'm interested in
your thoughts on Mike Boyette, this
is as good a time as any for me to
bring him up.

Got any thoughts on Mike Boyette?

Since I'm new here I'm allowing myself
to drift a bit more than usual. I don't
simply want to duplicate my comments
at tOA (though that would be an easy
way to increase my experience), I want
to find a voice that works in this forum.

Got any thoughts on Gary Young?

Frank

(I once saw Gary Young blow an armdrag
and drive Mike Boyette head first into
the canvas. Boyette didn't move and
after a few seconds Young covered him
for the pin. Your winner by armdrag,
"Gorgeous" Gary Young!)
spf
Scrapple








Since: 2.1.02
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#66 Posted on
Said Mr. Idol (which makes me wonder if perhaps there could be a whole clan of Idol's just like the Dudleys....Austin, Boston and so on.):
Anyway, I really like this forum, so much so that I don't even mind having to give a remedial lecture on seasonal ratings.

I love the smell of arrogance in the morning. However, Dr. Idol, I'm not sure I'm totally sold on the seasonal ratings hypothesis. I don't believe that even your beautiful graph, which almost hypnotized me with the pretty colors into blind agreement with your every thought, bears out the idea that the Q1 period really serves as an independent launch point for ratings.

Looking at some numbers culled from the graph (not guaranteed to be exact, as I'm working off approximations on where the data points are) it really appears that Q1 does nothing more than follow whatever trend is happening to the Raw ratings, with no significant change one way or the other, save for one single aberration. And I am looking only at Raw's ratings, since well, they're still on the air and Nitro isn't so the hell with those losers.

1997 Q3-Q4 +.4
1997Q4-1998 Q1 +.6
1998 Q1-Q2 +1.0

In this case the rating trend for Raw was on a huge upswing as the Mike Tyson hype hits. Indeed for four straight quarters the Raw rating would increase, with each one growing progressively larger. Here Q1 simply remains in the trend that began in the 1997 Q2-Q3 numbers.

1998 Q3-Q4 +.5
1998 Q4-1999 Q1 +1
1999Q1-Q2 +.4

Here is the best proof for the idea that Q1 is a bump quarter for Raw. The rise of the Rock and Mick Foley as legitimate main eventers at the end of 1998 help to bring about a massive increase in Raw ratings as we enter 1999. How much of this I wonder is due to Tony Schiavone's infamous comments about the Mick Foley title win, which would have been the first show in the 1999 Q1 period.

1999 Q3-Q4 -.1
1999 Q4-2000 Q1 +.1
2000Q1-Q2 even

Raw enters something of a holding pattern at this point in time before going into freefall in summer of 2000 with the loss of Mick Foley and Steve Austin from active competition. Again, as the trend of Raw was going, so Q1 remains in the trend.

2000 Q3-Q4 -.5
2000 Q4-2001 Q1 -.3

The end of WCW and of this graph keeps me from being able to see the Q1-Q2 trend here. However, I believe ratings continued to slide as the Invasion angle began, remaining on what has been an almost constant downward slope to this present day, excepting short-term bumps which eventually came back to the pack.

So really, the vast majority of that +.5 overall gain for Q1 was based on one quarter which had a very unique set of circumstances. Without the 1999 Q1, the number comes out more along the lines of +.15 which would sit in without notice amongst the other quarters.








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Since: 12.1.02
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#67 Posted on
What I don't like is that that graph broke the hell out of the table(?) for this thread.



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Since: 19.1.02
From: Minnesota

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#68 Posted on
I should start posting in rhyme.

That would make the Satires oh so delicious.

Jamal and Rosie job to rain,
What this segment needs is a little more Kane
Booker loves to dance, he loves to sing
The Chief...uh...does something.
The women wrestle, who cares?
Steiner's invincible with the chainmail he wears
RAW is so fun, RAW is so great.
HHH jobs, too little too late.

Mmmm...rhymed verse.



RAW Satire 2/17
Buffy 7.14 gets a 7.10 WAY better than last week, and I like the Principal Wood character alot.
CRZ
Big Brother
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#69 Posted on

    Originally posted by Boston Idol
    CRZ had been dropping subtle plugs for this place at tOA for years,
This board's ONLY been around for 13 months. :-P

(the ezboard started back in Nov. 2000, but I don't think I ever plugged it on tOA...except in crossposted recaps)

I had a hunch that WC was involved in your sudden appearance but I didn't want to bring up any bad memories finding out. ;-)



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Since: 6.1.02
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#70 Posted on
I don't know if the boards in the karate segment were cut or not (I don't know how to tell to be honest) but it doesn't really matter. ANYBODY can break a board with their fist, it's a matter of hitting it the right way, not a matter of being really strong or a karate expert.



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THAT IS AWESOME!
Boston Idol
Blutwurst








Since: 17.2.03
From: San Jose, CA

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Last activity: 2611 days
#71 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.54

    Originally posted by CRZ

      Originally posted by Boston Idol
      CRZ had been dropping subtle plugs for this place at tOA for years,
    This board's ONLY been around for 13 months. :-P


I was alternating understatement and exaggeration
for comedic effect and as a self-parody, like the
crack about giving a remedial ratings lecture.


Self-parody is part of my broad postset.

Frank

(Still trying to figure out which finishers will
get over with this crowd. D-Von, get the table!)
Wolfram J. Paulovich
Frankfurter








Since: 11.11.02
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#72 Posted on
Matt, you could start doing it in limericks!

It's unlike anything from before:
The defection of a much beloved Door.
And now here comes Kane
To bring H more pain
For treating Katie Vick like a whore.



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