The W
Views: 101380680
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
17.12.14 2343
The W - Pro Wrestling - SportsCenter *wuvin* for WWE
This thread has 35 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Pages: 1(13053 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (13 total)
drjayphd
Scrapple
Moderator








Since: 22.4.02
From: Long Island

Since last post: 13 days
Last activity: 2 days
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#1 Posted on
Okay, this is disturbing. As I'm posting, they're showing Chris Berman's Plays of the Week, and they're throwing in some clips of Hogan, Angle, Jericho, and Mark Henry (?!) cutting promos on Berman to intro the clips. They were also in the opening sequence, and the two anchors (Rece Davis and John Anderson) were doing the same before one commercial break (Anderson walked by with a "RECE 316" sign during one, and held up a chair during another in the world's weakest "chairshot"). I would assume that they were done before the PPV, but then again, the only belt anyone had was Hogan's miniature Smoking Skull belt with "PLAYS OF THE WEEK" written on a piece of masking tape. I'm scared.
Promote this thread!
Bullitt
Shot in the dark








Since: 11.1.02
From: Houston

Since last post: 5 days
Last activity: 5 days
#2 Posted on
Must have been taped when the WWe swung through CT on their last stop.



- Surprised you didn't know that...

www.Gordie.ca
Swordsman Yen
Frankfurter








Since: 16.2.02
From: Shaolin

Since last post: 3993 days
Last activity: 3976 days
#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
From the desk of Swordsman Yen
Best quote by a WWF wrestler on ESPN: "Do you know that wrestling is the number one sport in terms of demographics?" -- King Kong Bundy, as he's bullying one of the anchormen



Who are you calling BROTHER, brother?
drjayphd
Scrapple
Moderator








Since: 22.4.02
From: Long Island

Since last post: 13 days
Last activity: 2 days
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#4 Posted on

    Originally posted by Bullitt
    Must have been taped when the WWe swung through CT on their last stop.


I would imagine so. After all, they just started running local spots for the New Haven Ninjas (Arena Football 2) featuring Tazz. Of course, they still have the WWF logo in the background while he's talking...
odessasteps
Scrapple








Since: 2.1.02
From: MD, USA

Since last post: 183 days
Last activity: 150 days
#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.18

And I can't imagine Bristol is that far from Stamford. I mean, CT isn't THAT big, right?





Then I can write a washing bill in Babylonic cuneiform,
And tell you every detail of Caractacus's uniform;
In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral,
I am the very model of a modern Major-General.
Villano VII
Longanisa








Since: 2.1.02
From: Parts unknown

Since last post: 4337 days
Last activity: 4002 days
#6 Posted on
I saw it too, and in a minor correction, Hogan intro'ed the segment, and he had the WWE strap (full-sized and lifelike, not that kid's belt at the end) on his right shoulder. I was bummed he didn't fire up some "Voodoo Child" (and, CRZ, because I own the Best O' Jimi collection CD, I ~know~ it's "Voodoo Child", not your "Voodoo Chile") on the D-team anchors working SportsCenter.

Side note: Rece Davis is from the same Alabama town -- Muscle Shoals -- I now call home. So when he tangents some Saturday on the radio to his love of Alabama football, that's why ...



What does one say when God sneezes?
ManiacalClown
Landjager








Since: 2.1.02
From: Houston, TX

Since last post: 601 days
Last activity: 600 days
AIM:  
#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
Rece Davis also loves NASCAR. He is the former host of RPM 2 Night on the weekend and coined such terms as "The Wall of Voodoo," "The Tire Jungle - Where We Sell Tires for Less," and cars with blown engines "running on Flintstone Power." Please believe it.



Subversia - We [heart] Puff Mario
The Sham
Kolbasz








Since: 20.1.02
From: Hamden, CT

Since last post: 1781 days
Last activity: 1133 days
#8 Posted on
Bristol IS pretty far from Stamford in CT terms. I've lived in Connecticut all of my life (excluding college), and I've never been to Bristol. CT is a little rectangle with a tail on the southwestern corner jutting toward NYC. Stamford is in that little tail. Hartford (the capital) is in the middle of the rectangle, a little north of geographic center. Bristol is a few towns west of Hartford.

However, none of the interstates go between Bristol and Stamford, so getting there isn't real easy. Mapquest lists the trip at 1:30 which is NUTS for driving anywhere within CT. There are places plenty further from Stamford than Bristol, but there is no reason to go to any of them.

ESPN is willing to travel and shell out bucks, though. I was at my parents' house in Madison (south central CT) one summer, and ESPN sent a crew to ME to get five seconds of Otto the Orangeman footage for their 20th anniversary special. On other occasions, they had Otto flown in from Syracuse to film commercials. ESPN doesn't skimp on their production.



"Cram it with walnuts, ugly!"- Mr. Homer Simpson

The European Title MUST go to Smackdown and Carthage MUST be destroyed.
Triple Preperation H
Chipolata








Since: 26.3.02
From: Chesapeake VA

Since last post: 2729 days
Last activity: 2725 days
#9 Posted on
I haven't seen the spot, but what is so "disturbing" about it? This isn't the first time ESPN has used WWE superstars in promos. They had a commercial that aired for a solid year that had, among other sports entertainers, old boy Undertaker when he looked like Michael Jackson.

A lot of talk, but really I just want to know why some find it disturbing.



I am not a has bean! I AM THE BEST WIENER IN ALL THE LAND!
deadbeater
Morcilla








Since: 12.2.02
From: Parts unknown

Since last post: 4427 days
Last activity: 4427 days
#10 Posted on
What's the problem?? That ESPN is even mentioning wrestling, much less doing a plays of the week segment, is a good sign of positive media coverage.
drjayphd
Scrapple
Moderator








Since: 22.4.02
From: Long Island

Since last post: 13 days
Last activity: 2 days
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#11 Posted on

    Originally posted by The Sham
    Bristol IS pretty far from Stamford in CT terms. I've lived in Connecticut all of my life (excluding college), and I've never been to Bristol. CT is a little rectangle with a tail on the southwestern corner jutting toward NYC. Stamford is in that little tail. Hartford (the capital) is in the middle of the rectangle, a little north of geographic center. Bristol is a few towns west of Hartford.

    However, none of the interstates go between Bristol and Stamford, so getting there isn't real easy. Mapquest lists the trip at 1:30 which is NUTS for driving anywhere within CT. There are places plenty further from Stamford than Bristol, but there is no reason to go to any of them.

    ESPN is willing to travel and shell out bucks, though. I was at my parents' house in Madison (south central CT) one summer, and ESPN sent a crew to ME to get five seconds of Otto the Orangeman footage for their 20th anniversary special. On other occasions, they had Otto flown in from Syracuse to film commercials. ESPN doesn't skimp on their production.



Yeah, but they apparently do skimp on recruiting. They had a career fair at my college, then the recruiter who took my resume proceeded to fall off the face of the earth. I think they fired her.
So Stamford, huh? Meriden here. Right in the middle of the state, probably a little south of the geographic center.

But remember their CT swing went Hartford -> Bridgeport (when the hell have they been THERE before), which is along the coast. Maybe they sent Angle, Jericho, Hogan, and Henry there on Monday. Considering they weren't going to be needed until Tuesday in Bridgeport...

It's disturbing because the big threat Hogan made was that he'd bodyslam anyone that didn't watch the PotW. -_- REAL original, Hogan. I'm sure the non-fan has heard of more moves than just that and can identify them with wrestling.
cfgb
Bierwurst








Since: 2.1.02
From: Ottawa, Ontario

Since last post: 7 min.
Last activity: 7 min.
#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.87
and, CRZ, because I own the Best O' Jimi collection CD, I ~know~ it's "Voodoo Child", not your "Voodoo Chile"

But Mike Tenay doesn't!




Contact cfgb
Visit my homepage
BrewGuy
Kolbasz








Since: 2.1.02
From: Pickering, Ontario

Since last post: 601 days
Last activity: 345 days
AIM:  
ICQ:  
#13 Posted on
And what Mike Tenay says, GOES! :)



Pages: 1Thread ahead: The 2002 King of the Ring...
Next thread: Post RAW Thoughts 2-May-2002
Previous thread: To Hell With the Game-Ah.
(13053 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
...and it's a waste of time. (tnawrestlingnews.com) No nudes, no buys! Just giving the heads up for any of you thinking of buying this issue. If you are expecting to see a normal Penthouse pictorial (IE: You can see her urethra), then save your money....
The W - Pro Wrestling - SportsCenter *wuvin* for WWERegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.414 seconds.