And Now For Something Completely Different.

I am a New York Yankees fan living in Boston. That in and of itself is a mitzfah. I write a bunch on baseball. This seems relevant. By the way, your Blue Jays roster is loaded with talent. Lets see where they end up, and don't be surprised to see the Yankees finish DFL. ( For the uninformed, DFL would be dead fucking last.) 

Honestly, I stopped watching baseball altogether once Delgado got traded to the Marlins, so I haven't really been paying attention to the offseason stuff aside from TSN being all "Holy cow, the Jays might not suck this year!" once they did that blockbuster trade.  However, the Yankees finishing in dead last is always awesome.  You know, back in the 80s when I did watch baseball every day after school and Steinbrenner was banned from the sport, the Yankees being terrible was a regular occurrence.  

TNA Completely Overhauls PPV Structure

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TNA IMPACT WRESTLING today announced a new worldwide Pay-Per-View
programming initiative for 2013. The 52 annual episodes of IMPACT
WRESTLING on SpikeTV will lead to four, live epic Pay-Per-View events
commencing with “Genesis” on January 13th, “Lockdown” on March 10th,
“Slammiversary” on June 9 and “Bound For Glory” on October 13th.

In addition, seven Pay-Per-View specials that will be branded as “TNA
Wrestling: One Night Only,” series will debut in April 2013 and
continue throughout the year during the additional months. The
3-hour taped Pay-Per-View specials will premiere on the first Friday of
each month. The first two “One Night Only” specials will be “Joker’s
Wild Tag Team Tournament” and “X-travaganza” which will feature the
X-Division.

“The Pay-Per-View industry has changed so much in the last decade,” says
TNA President Dixie Carter. “The traditional pay-per-view wrestling
model needed to evolve and we believe this strategy will positively
impact not only the Pay-Per-View events but the weekly television
programming as well.”

Given how lame some of their B level shows are, I can’t say I’m complaining.

Thoughts about this?

Vince goes completely insane, film at 11

From today’s Observer news update:

WWE sent out a survey question yesterday that was pretty mind-boggling: Imagine a 24-hour cable network that was run by The WWE. It featured a mix of WWE-made programs, including new shows, repeats of Raw and SmackDown from USA and Syfy and "classic" or "historical" programs featuring shows from different promotions like classic WWE footage, WCW, ECW, NWA, AWA, etc. from years past. It would have two new weekly WWE live in-ring shows (wrestling), but not SmackDown or Raw. It would have a daily live in-studio viewer interactive show similar to SportsCenter. Additionally, this network would include WWE’s "classic big 4" pay-per-view events including WrestleMania, SummerSlam, Survivor Series and Royal Rumble to the lineup at no additional cost. Rather than having to pay for them, they would now be specials with the same match quality you’re used to seeing on pay-per-view for no additional cost. These 4 events would only be available on The WWE Network. In addition to The WWE Network, you would receive approximately 30 additional channels including NFL Network, NBA TV, Biography Channel, Fox Business Network and Fuel TV. How interested would you be in upgrading your service for an additional $7-$12 per month to a tier which would include the WWE Network described above?

You might as well take a pile of cash and burn it on the streets of Greenwich rather than proceed with this retarded idea.  WWE 24/7 is already a flop, revenue-wise, and going through with this idea would be SUICIDE for the company and destroy one of their only big revenue sources left.  But Vince is determined to launch this stupid network and show up UFC, so there you go. 

Vince goes completely insane, film at 11

From today’s Observer news update:

WWE sent out a survey question yesterday that was pretty mind-boggling: Imagine a 24-hour cable network that was run by The WWE. It featured a mix of WWE-made programs, including new shows, repeats of Raw and SmackDown from USA and Syfy and "classic" or "historical" programs featuring shows from different promotions like classic WWE footage, WCW, ECW, NWA, AWA, etc. from years past. It would have two new weekly WWE live in-ring shows (wrestling), but not SmackDown or Raw. It would have a daily live in-studio viewer interactive show similar to SportsCenter. Additionally, this network would include WWE’s "classic big 4" pay-per-view events including WrestleMania, SummerSlam, Survivor Series and Royal Rumble to the lineup at no additional cost. Rather than having to pay for them, they would now be specials with the same match quality you’re used to seeing on pay-per-view for no additional cost. These 4 events would only be available on The WWE Network. In addition to The WWE Network, you would receive approximately 30 additional channels including NFL Network, NBA TV, Biography Channel, Fox Business Network and Fuel TV. How interested would you be in upgrading your service for an additional $7-$12 per month to a tier which would include the WWE Network described above?

You might as well take a pile of cash and burn it on the streets of Greenwich rather than proceed with this retarded idea.  WWE 24/7 is already a flop, revenue-wise, and going through with this idea would be SUICIDE for the company and destroy one of their only big revenue sources left.  But Vince is determined to launch this stupid network and show up UFC, so there you go.