The W
Views: 98962322
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
17.9.14 0632
The W - Pro Wrestling - Which Finlay shirt would you buy? (Page 2)
This thread has 36 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Thread rated: 4.84
Pages: Prev 1 2
(4312 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (29 total)
Spank E
Kolbasz








Since: 2.1.02
From: Bournemouth, UK

Since last post: 89 days
Last activity: 1 day
#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.98
I'm not saying anything about the British connection or Finlay's political stance, merely that whoever in creative came up with his character has an appalling sense of geography. But then again, apparently, Chris Benoit is from Atlanta, GA so what do I know?





jwrestle
Lap cheong








Since: 4.4.03
From: Nitro WV

Since last post: 131 days
Last activity: 22 hours
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.36
I haven't bought a wrestling shirt in a while...due the nature of the Finlay character in being that he's, see edit, Scottish and he says, "likes to fight.", has me sold.

Plus I have ties to a really hot Celtic, Rock, Soul, umm just pick the genre because they can do it all band.

I agree with the original second post they're all winners. They all made me laugh but if I was going to concert or even out I can live with number two. Even if the others win I'll probably end up getting it even though I really wanted the Carlito "pun intended" apple shirt which I still haven't forced myself to buy.

***EDIT***
Irish not Scottish...both Celtic. :-D

(edited by jwrestle on 24.6.06 2245)

If you can't beat'em whack'em with a chair!
and

______________Don't cross Mr. Cheese!____________Pam Anderson and Trish Stratus make that hot!
canis582
Mettwurst








Since: 5.1.04
From: Reading, Pa

Since last post: 2496 days
Last activity: 2171 days
AIM:  
#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.53
    Originally posted by jwrestle
    I haven't bought a wrestling shirt in a while...due the nature of the Finlay character in being that he's Scottish and he says, "likes to fight.", has me sold.




Try wearing it to a bar.



I just remembered that im absent minded
wait i mean i lost my mind, i cant find it.
sergeial
Boerewors








Since: 27.2.02
From: Minneapolis

Since last post: 3001 days
Last activity: 2917 days
#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.32
    Originally posted by Spank E
    I went with number two.

    The first one kind of sums up the thing that's been annoying me ever since Finlay showed up on TV. BELFAST IS NOT IN IRELAND! It's in Northern Ireland. Two completely different countries. You tell a Belfaster that he's from the Republic Of Ireland, he'll probably blow your car up. It's like announcing Ric Flair as being from "Charlotte, Carolina".


Ireland is not a nation, it's an island, and Belfast is on it. ROI is a nation that also happens to be on it but does not have Belfast in it. There is no geography mistake here.

[edit]

I gave this some more thought and I realized I misunderstood. You weren't saying that it's incorrect to say Finlay is from Ireland, or that Belfast is in Ireland, but that it's weird to say that Finlay is from Belfast comma Ireland--the city name is normally followed by the country name, not the name of an island. You're right; I think they decided to do it that way to de-emphasize the political aspects that could have been incorporated in the character, and put the emphasis on ethnic traits.

(edited by sergeial on 24.6.06 1024)


"I tear my quadracep all the time! I tore it this morning, I'm fine! I'm here, I'm jumpin' around..." -- Kurt Angle
Spank E
Kolbasz








Since: 2.1.02
From: Bournemouth, UK

Since last post: 89 days
Last activity: 1 day
#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.98
No, I AM saying it's incorrect to say that Finlay is from Ireland because he's not. He's from NORTHERN Ireland. Northern Ireland and Ireland are two seperate countries sharing the same island. Belfast is the capital city of Northern Ireland. Ireland and ROI refer to the same thing, it's like saying "America" as opposed the full name of "United States of America".





CRZ
Big Brother
Administrator








Since: 9.12.01
From: ミネアポリス

Since last post: 7 hours
Last activity: 5 hours
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.84
    Originally posted by Spank E
    No, I AM saying it's incorrect to say that Finlay is from Ireland because he's not. He's from NORTHERN Ireland. Northern Ireland and Ireland are two seperate countries sharing the same island. Belfast is the capital city of Northern Ireland. Ireland and ROI refer to the same thing, it's like saying "America" as opposed the full name of "United States of America".
Clearly only Googlefight (googlefight.com) can answer this important question!

But sergeial is right - "Ireland" CAN refer to the island, so saying it's out and out incorrect to use the sentence "Finlay is from Ireland" is just plain wrong - if you're speaking geographically and not politically, it's fine. I wish more people would talk less politically, myself. ;-)

I don't know if you've noticed, but they tend to skip a lot of location information for the non-American performers: Tajiri, Funaki &c. were always simply from "Japan," oftentimes the Canadanians were just from a city in Canada without the province being mentioned. It's just what they do. You can write to the WWE people and try to get them to change, or you can live with it (and maybe get over it).

MY bottom line is if Finlay doesn't care, neither do I. Sorry.




CRZ
The Thrill
Banger








Since: 16.4.02
From: Green Bay, WI

Since last post: 153 days
Last activity: 41 days
#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.25
God bless the men of 2nd Bn, 127th Inf, 32d "Red Arrow" Brigade, WI Army Nat'l Guard...good luck, and come home soon.

(EDIT: CRZ has spoken, so I'll shaddup.)

I vote for #3...but then again, I know the little guy on the shirt, so I'm biased as all hell. :-)

But before we get off this here tangent...how come the individual parts of the UK get to field individual World Cup teams (England, Scotland, etc.)? That'd be like Georgia, Wisconsin, California, Texas, etc. each sending their own team (which, in retrospect, couldn't have been any worse.)

(EDIT #2: Thanks, Mr. Boffo! I learned something today.)

(edited by The Thrill on 26.6.06 1537)


Wrestling fans...it's time for NWA Wisconsin Happy Hour!
Now showing on WI Time Warner Digital Cable On-Demand Channel 998!

Mr. Boffo
Scrapple








Since: 24.3.02
From: Oshkosh, WI

Since last post: 415 days
Last activity: 376 days
#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.12
England, Scotland, and Wales are seperate countries that are part of the United Kingdom. I believe that Northern Ireland is not technically a country in the same manner, but I'm not sure about that.



In the real world, WWE believes that no matter what our race, religious creed or ethnic background in America, we all share the common bond of being Americans. American-Arabs are a part of the fabric of America, and they should be embraced by all of us.
J. Kyle
Boudin blanc








Since: 21.2.02
From: The Land of Aloha

Since last post: 45 days
Last activity: 8 hours
AIM:  
Y!:
#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.66
X-E's co-Worst Poster of all time! JKyle.com says:

I wish #4 was black (b/c it's my favorite) but I like them all.

I don't personally CARE if people know I'm wearing a wrestling shirt it's just that the WWE logo looks so stupid and out of place when they plaster it on the shirt. The Captain Charisma shirt I had didn't have the logo on the preview pic so I was none too pleased to find it.



My comic updates on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.
Low Pressure 05/18/06Flawed Exit Strategy

Other new strips:

Brave New World/Epiphany-Esque
Welcome to Narnia/Eras/Community College
    Originally posted by cranlsn
    You haven't lived until you've had to wake up for an exam after listening to an all night marathon of squirrel passion.
Pages: Prev 1 2
Thread rated: 4.84
Pages: Prev 1 2
Thread ahead: Vengeance Predictions
Next thread: Hulk Hogan's House for Sale
Previous thread: 06-23-06 ROH in Detroit
(4312 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
I agree, except that Austin's skull title was even dumber. That was the number one belt, and they turned it into a prop for a hick who would have been no less popular if the belt had been left the same.
- Hogan's My Dad, WWE.com posts US title lineage (2005)
Related threads: OH, Randy - More...
The W - Pro Wrestling - Which Finlay shirt would you buy? (Page 2)Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.381 seconds.