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  1. 20/20/20/20

    20/20/20/20 running thru the house with a pickle in my mouth
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    And ‘Ders vs ‘Pers
     
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  2. Tex

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    #drilldown
     
  3. Corky Bucek

    Corky Bucek Hey there all you cool cats and kittens
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    Landry Jones sucks ass
     
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  4. Corky Bucek

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    And he redeems himself for a TD pass and 2 point conversion
     
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  5. DaveGrohl

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    Really enjoying Olsen in the booth
     
  6. DaveGrohl

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  7. Tex

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  8. Jax Teller

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    Picked up tickets to the Battlehawks vs LA, pretty excited to check it out.

    Truman I've heard that the Hawks games have been rowdy as hell and lots of pre-gamming.
     
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  9. Truman

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    I’ve seen stuff on Twitter, It looks pretty rowdy. I couldnt care less about this league outside of hoping Mizzou players do well.

    I think John Blutarsky went last week or the week before.
     
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  10. Jax Teller

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    We are taking the FIL for his birthday so hopefully it's a good time. I'm sure it being against LA will add to it.
     
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  11. Tex

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    I’ll be at the Necks game tomorrow #drilldown
     
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  12. John Blutarsky

    John Blutarsky Seven years of college down the drain.
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    The crowd was great but not out of control. Reminded me of a Blues’ game. The game against LA will be crazy and if the team wins the next two games hoo boy they’ll sell out any seats that are available.

    Not really too sure on the tailgating. Tiger Z might know more. He’s younger and better looking than me.
     
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  13. Tiger Z

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    John Blutarsky is spot on about everything. Tailgating was pretty decent considering the lack of parking around the dome. We went onto the top of the Missouri Atheltic Club's parking garage, which was a prime spot. $20 to park there or free if you know a member.
     
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  14. Tex

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    I’m drinking at a bar by the stadium. I’m ready.
     
  15. Tex

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    :banderas::blessed::diddydatass:
    #drilldown #throwthemofftherig
     
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  16. Tex

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  17. Corky Bucek

    Corky Bucek Hey there all you cool cats and kittens
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    #tampabayvipers :dealwithit:
     
  18. Pelican

    Pelican COOL huh
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  19. steamengine

    steamengine I don’t want to press one for English!
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    Another tainted Houston title smh
     
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  20. timo

    timo What is the cost of lies?
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    season wasn't over.
    :crossedarms:
     
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  21. Capstone 88

    Capstone 88 Going hard in the paint
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  22. beist

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    I'll bet Bob Stoops regrets turning down FSU now am i right fellas
     
  23. Corky Bucek

    Corky Bucek Hey there all you cool cats and kittens
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    Makes sense. No point in announcing 2021 at this stage of what is going on.
     
  24. pearl

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  25. HotMic

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    Aaaaaand it’s done

     
  26. Houndster

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    Don’t forget who called it first
     
  27. Corky Bucek

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    Congrats
     
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  28. Vince Benedict

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    That's unfortunate. It was refreshing to watch.
     
  29. Wendel Clark

    Wendel Clark Gambling God
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    I think this was the best try and alternative league has done. I think it just proves it just can’t be done. From big names to great Tv coverage. Don’t know what any other try could do better
     
  30. John Blutarsky

    John Blutarsky Seven years of college down the drain.
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    I feel like they did everything right with the exception of a few city choices. But there’s no way they can replicate 8 versions of STL or Seattle no matter where they go.

    it just won’t work. Hell the NFL isn’t even entertaining outside of a couple games every week.
     
  31. 20/20/20/20

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    Hopefully some of their rules stick around in college/NFL
     
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  32. Pelican

    Pelican COOL huh
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  33. pearl

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    Damn!
     
  34. Trofie

    Trofie Well-Known Member
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  35. Fusiontegra

    Fusiontegra My life is dope and I do dope shit.#SparedByThanos
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    Pussy move not @'ing him.
     
  36. Lenin

    Lenin sometimes you need to break a few eggs
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    I mean would it have failed if it wasnt for COVID-19?
     
  37. Hank Scorpio

    Hank Scorpio Globex Corporation, Philanthropist, Supervillain
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    Hope my Tampa Bay Vipers shirt still shows up
     
  38. DeToxRox

    DeToxRox Misbehavin’
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    Snippet from an article on the Athletic


    Is Vince McMahon trying to buy his own XFL out of Delaware bankruptcy court? The XFL’s creditors seem to think so, and sources said XFL president Jeffrey Pollack has called venues in St. Louis and Seattle about reinstating the lease agreements.

    The XFL, 80 percent owned by McMahon through Alpha Entertainment and 20 percent by his WWE empire, launched Feb. 7 and lasted five weeks before shutting down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The league shut down for good April 10 and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy three days later.

    But was that just a cutthroat finance ploy by McMahon to ride out the pandemic and resultant economic turmoil without paying the costs of operating the league? That’s what was asked by one former team official, who passed on the tips about Seattle and St. Louis. A representative for Visit St. Louis, which oversees the Dome at America’s Center where the BattleHawks played, confirmed Pollack had reached out about the lease.
     
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  39. 20/20/20/20

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    :grinch:
     
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  40. Corky Bucek

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    Would you be able to post the whole thing?

    thanks,
    Wayne
     
  41. Tex

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    Bring it back
     
  42. bro

    bro Hey Hermano
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    I’m sure the XFL will work THIS TIME!
     
  43. DeToxRox

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    Is Vince McMahon trying to buy his own XFL out of Delaware bankruptcy court? The XFL’s creditors seem to think so, and sources said XFL president Jeffrey Pollack has called venues in St. Louis and Seattle about reinstating the lease agreements.

    The XFL, 80 percent owned by McMahon through Alpha Entertainment and 20 percent by his WWE empire, launched Feb. 7 and lasted five weeks before shutting down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The league shut down for good April 10 and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy three days later.

    But was that just a cutthroat finance ploy by McMahon to ride out the pandemic and resultant economic turmoil without paying the costs of operating the league? That’s what was asked by one former team official, who passed on the tips about Seattle and St. Louis. A representative for Visit St. Louis, which oversees the Dome at America’s Center where the BattleHawks played, confirmed Pollack had reached out about the lease.

    When asked about the possibility McMahon may have filed for Chapter 11 protection to restart the league, a spokesman hired by the XFL wrote in an email, “The response to this filing will speak for itself.”

    But a committee of unsecured creditors had plenty to say Tuesday in a series of court filings. Objecting to Alpha Entertainment’s proposal to pay $3.5 million in season ticket refunds, the committee wrote, “This is an unnecessary expenditure designed to buttress the Debtor’s argument that an abbreviated sales process is required and is being sought to further the efforts of the debtor’s controlling equity holder/secured lender, Vincent McMahon (“McMahon”), to acquire the debtor at a fire-sale price. … The debtor cannot possibly know at this time whether issuing refunds to season ticket holders will preserve the value of the debtor estate’s or benefit any creditor, other than possibly McMahon.”

    In other words, the only reason to pay season ticket holders for games they didn’t get would be to ensure goodwill to McMahon for if and when he returns with the XFL. The season ticket holders are unsecured creditors, so the chances they get paid in an orderly liquidation would be remote.

    The committee also questioned why XFL headquarters is still open and executives like Pollack are drawing salaries.

    “Any cash constraints on the debtor are solely the result of unnecessary and unwarranted expenditures by the debtor designed to placate the desires of McMahon, such as the payment … in ticket refunds to unsecured creditors by an estate that allegedly may become administratively insolvent; retention of the debtor’s headquarters in Stamford, Conn., which is across the street from the (headquarters) of McMahon’s principal asset, World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (“WWE”); employees in that locale drawing excessive compensation rates who are not needed for an enterprise that has shut down; and a bloated cost-sharing arrangement with the WWE that has yet to be explained for unspecified finance and accounting services,” the committee wrote. “The … bid procedures are designed to ensure that McMahon can acquire the debtor at a fire-sale price with third parties having little or no meaningful opportunity to do the diligence required to ensure a fair process.”

    Unlike the bankrupt Alliance of American Football, the XFL arguably has intriguing intellectual property assets. The XFL spent over a year developing new rules, many of which, like the kickoff and punt, were so well received some asked if the NFL should adopt them. Even the ball was unique to the XFL.

    And in certain markets, like St. Louis and Seattle, the crowds were thick and fan passion evident, a remarkable feat for a nascent league. The teams in markets like New York and Tampa, Fla., struggled (and there was talk of relocating those teams), but many XFL markets fared well.

    When the XFL shut down, it had more than 400 employees, including players, many highly paid. Dallas head coach Bob Stoops had a two-year, $2 million contract, and team presidents were earning an annual salary in the mid-six figures.

    The employees’ only redress is filing claims in bankruptcy court, other than former commissioner Oliver Luck. Because McMahon guaranteed Luck’s pay, he is suing McMahon for $23.8 million in federal court.

    (Photo: Don Juan Moore / Getty Images)
     
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  44. BP

    BP Bout to Regulate.
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    Wasn't there talk about him selling the WWE a week or so back?
     
  45. DeToxRox

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    There have been rumors off and on for the last year or so about him selling WWE. Not sure I buy it in the current climate but it wouldn’t stun me if it happened one day.
     
  46. DeToxRox

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  47. 20/20/20/20

    20/20/20/20 running thru the house with a pickle in my mouth
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    It was doing pretty well before covid shut everything down. Kind of hard to judge this iteration fairly.
     
  48. DeToxRox

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