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Week 5 Gameday Info - Chargers @ Saints

2020.10.07 22:33 baconlovr Week 5 Gameday Info - Chargers @ Saints

Here's a breakdown on a few items you need to know for this Monday:
Date & Time Monday, October 12th @ 7:15p CT
Opponent Los Angeles Chargers
Location Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA -- Gameday Activities
Network - Monday Night Football
Announcers Steve Levy, Brian Griese
Referee Clay Martin
Uniform Colors Chargers- White Jerseys with Yellow Pants -- Saints - Black Jerseys with Black Pants
Chargers Injuries (Final)
Position Player Injury Status
DE Joey Bosa Triceps/Knee Questionable
T Brayn Bulaga Back Out
RB Austin Ekeler Hamstring IR
QB Tyrod Taylor Ribs/Chest Out
G Trai Turner Groin Out
WR Mike Williams Hamstring Questionable
Saints Injuries (Final)
Position Player Injury Status
TE Jared Cook Groin Questionable
DE Marcus Davenport Toe Questionable
CB Justin Hardee Hamstring Out
WR Deonte Harris Hamstring Out
CB Janoris Jenkins Shoulder Out
CB Marshon Lattimore Hamstring Questionable
G Andrus Peat Ankle Questionable
WR Michael Thomas Ankle Out
DT Sheldon Rankins Thumb Questionable
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2020.10.02 19:41 badpauly Significant Activist Hedge Fund Activity (Last 7 Days)

These are the latest Schedule 13D forms filed by activist investors in the last 7 days. Activist investors are investors that make an investment with the intention of influencing management in some way. There is evidence that following activist investors into investments can generate excess returns. Schedule 13G forms, in contrast, are filed by significant investors with no intention of influencing management (such as Index funds).
There is always a lot of interest in insider trades, but what a lot of people probably don't realize is that hedge fund activity is probably more predictive of future returns than insider activity. The reason is that hedge funds (a) have large research budgets, and (b) have a choice where to put their money. In contract, insiders have no choice where to put their money, but only when to time their transactions.

New Filings

This table lists new 13D filings in the last week. A new filing does not necessarily indicate a new position, as investors frequently accumulate in advance before reaching the filing threshold.
Date Form Company Investor Shares Ownership Change
10‑02 13D JHG / Janus Henderson Group plc TRIAN FUND MANAGEMENT, L.P. 18,066,612 9.9%
10‑02 13D IVZ / Invesco Ltd. TRIAN FUND MANAGEMENT, L.P. 45,457,427 9.9%
10‑01 13D ALXO / ALX Oncology Holdings Inc. venBio Global Strategic Fund II L.P. 9,799,331 26.9%
09‑30 13D PRLD / Prelude Therapeutics Incorporated BAKER BROS. ADVISORS LP 10,121,228 31.1%
09‑30 13D CQP / Cheniere Energy Partners, LP BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGEMENT INC. 204,321,313 42.2%
09‑29 13D GTX / Garrett Motion Inc. Sessa Capital (Master), L.P. 6,912,204 9.1% -6.19
09‑28 13D HYBG / HYB Holding Corp. Rubin David 6,465,442 66.6%
09‑28 13D U / Unity Software Inc. OTEE 2020 ApS 29,514,500 11.2%
09‑28 13D SMMT / Summit Therapeutics plc Zanganeh Maky 5,330,258 7.8% 9.24
09‑28 13D SMMT / Summit Therapeutics plc DUGGAN ROBERT W 46,209,732 64.89% -0.08
09‑28 13D NCNA / NuCana plc Abingworth LLP 3,333,333 6.6%
09‑28 13D MTCR / Metacrine, Inc. New Enterprise Associates 16, L.P. 3,060,527 11.8%
09‑25 13D AHACU / Alpha Healthcare Acquisition Corp. Unit AHAC Sponsor LLC 3,080,000 23.3%
09‑25 13D RST / Rosetta Stone, Inc. GAMCO INVESTORS, INC. ET AL 880,860 3.58%
09‑25 13D UPP / UPPER ARLINGTON OHIO GO VAR PURP LTD TAX BDS 2015 Mossman Benjamin 1,607,043 5.7%
09‑25 13D ZMTP / Zoom Telephonics Inc. MANNING FRANK BLASE 2,228,273 9.3% -5.10
09‑25 13D LN / LINE Corporation SoftBank Corp. 15,617,335 6.5%
09‑25 13D NUZE / NuZee, Inc. HIGASHIDA MASATERU 5,048,545 33.9%
09‑25 13D NUZE / NuZee, Inc. Eguchi Katsuyoshi 913,576 6.3%

Amended Filings

This table lists amended filings in the last week, and is useful for monitoring changes in existing investments or when a fund closes a position. I have eliminated all filings with less than a 5% change in ownership.
Date Form Company Investor Shares Ownership Change
10‑02 13D/A BW / Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. B. Riley Financial, Inc. 16,254,342 30.5% 11.72
10‑01 13D/A ASFI / Asta Funding, Inc. STERN GARY 100 100.0% 161.78
10‑01 13D/A PER / SandRidge Permian Trust Montare Resources I, LLC 2,695,363 5.1% 24.39
10‑01 13D/A 12769G100 / CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT INC Recreational Enterprises, Inc. 8,604,325 4.22%
10‑01 13D/A GECC / Great Elm Capital Corp. Great Elm Capital Group, Inc. 5,509,320 25.4% 16.51
10‑01 13D/A AGRX / Agile Therapeutics, Inc. ProQuest Investments III, L.P. 4,219,900 4.8% -73.63
10‑01 13D/A AP / Ampco-Pittsburgh Corp. 2006 Irrevocable Trust of Laura W. Van Loan for the Benefit of Mary M. Crawford 1,948,443 10.26% 92.50
10‑01 13D/A RAPT / RAPT Therapeutics, Inc. COLUMN GROUP II, LP 5,652,997 23.1% -9.77
10‑01 13D/A JFR / Nuveen Floating Rate Income Fund Saba Capital Management, L.P. 6,681,845 11.7% 15.84
10‑01 13D/A GLNG / Golar LNG Ltd. BW Group Ltd 5,642,317 5.77% 8.46
10‑01 13D/A PRNB / Principia Biopharma Inc. GLAXOSMITHKLINE PLC 0 0.0% -100.00
09‑30 13D/A OXY / Occidental Petroleum Corp. ICAHN CARL C 107,932,184 11.37% 5.96
09‑30 13D/A GRSHU / Gores Holdings, Inc. Hostess CDM Co-Invest, LLC 6,632,772 5.1% -7.27
09‑30 13D/A BREW / Craft Brew Alliance, Inc. ANHEUSER-BUSCH COMPANIES, LLC 6,069,047 100.0% 221.54
09‑30 13D/A SGMS / Scientific Games Corp. MacAndrews & Forbes Inc. 13,318,493 14.0% -25.93
09‑30 13D/A CTGO / Contango Ore, Inc. ROYAL GOLD INC 0 0.0% -100.00
09‑30 13D/A RPAY / Repay Holdings Corporation Class A Alias Shaler 3,193,132 4.2%
09‑30 13D/A AHT / Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. Cygnus Capital, Inc. 1,088,305 8.3% 6.41
09‑30 13D/A SRLP / Sprague Resources LP Hartree Partners, LP 2,086,858 9.1% 12.48
09‑30 13D/A DSNY / Destiny Media Technologies, Inc. VESTERGAARD STEVE 947,899 9.07% -54.65
09‑30 13D/A TSU / TIM Participacoes S.A. TIM S.p.A. 1,611,969,946 66.59%
09‑30 13D/A CXDO / Crexendo, Inc. MIHAYLO STEVEN G 10,506,220 58.4%
09‑29 13D/A SGMS / Scientific Games Corp. MacAndrews & Forbes Inc. 18,018,493 18.9% -34.83
09‑29 13D/A MRNS / Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Domain Partners VI, L.P. 619,221 2.0% -88.89
09‑29 13D/A ALIM / Alimera Sciences, Inc. Domain Partners VI, L.P. 239,394 4.8% -57.89
09‑29 13D/A SALT / Scorpio Bulkers Inc. Scorpio Services Holding Ltd 2,852,751 23.0% 8.49
09‑29 13D/A RMTI / Rockwell Medical, Inc. Richmond Brothers, Inc. 15,249,829 16.1% -19.10
09‑29 13D/A APWC / Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Ltd. Lonsin Capital Ltd 615,978 4.46% -14.23
09‑29 13D/A IGIC / International General Insurance Holdings Ltd Jabsheh Wasef Salim 17,822,320 34.0%
09‑29 13D/A LOGC / LogicBio Therapeutics Inc Arix Bioscience plc 2,381,436 10.1%
09‑29 13D/A CBL / CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. Exeter Capital Investors, L.P. 11,350,000 5.8% -11.31
09‑29 13D/A SCKT / Socket Mobile, Inc. BASS CHARLIE 1,988,582 28.6%
09‑29 13D/A IMH / Impac Mortgage Holdings, Inc. PICKUP RICHARD H. 6,611,956 30.0% 13.64
09‑29 13D/A CNXM / CNX Midstream Partners LP CNX Resources Corp 89,799,224 100.0% 88.32
09‑29 13D/A SCKT / Socket Mobile, Inc. SOCKET MOBILE, INC. 1,988,582 28.6%
09‑28 13D/A GGZ / Gabelli Global Small and Mid Cap Value Trust (The) GAMCO INVESTORS, INC. ET AL 2,635,429 28.43% 5.57
09‑28 13D/A DEX / Delaware Enhanced Global Dividend & Income Fund Saba Capital Management, L.P. 1,426,601 11.9% 11.21
09‑28 13D/A EFSH / 1847 Holdings, LLC Roberts Ellery 1,448,500 39.51% -10.99
09‑28 13D/A BRFH / Barfresh Food Group Inc. Ibex Investors LLC 22,674,337 15.4%
09‑28 13D/A PER / SandRidge Permian Trust Montare Resources I, LLC 2,133,493 4.1%
09‑25 13D/A TUES / Tuesday Morning Corp. Delta Value Group Investment Partnership, LP 47,905 0.1% -98.29
09‑25 13D/A ONEW / OneWater Marine Inc. Class A Troiano John 481,802 4.79% -49.04
09‑25 13D/A BBW / Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. Philotimo Fund, LP 588,580 3.8% -30.91
09‑25 13D/A TARA / ArTara Therapeutics, Inc. Opaleye Management Inc. 2,508,472 23.86% -36.86
09‑25 13D/A PAE / PAE Incorporated Class A Gores Sponsor III LLC 8,511,019 9.1% -28.35
09‑25 13D/A BDTX / Black Diamond Therapeutics, Inc. Versant Venture Capital VI, L.P. 6,341,251 17.7% -6.35
09‑25 13D/A BREW / Craft Brew Alliance, Inc. GAMCO INVESTORS, INC. ET AL 1,607,123 8.22% 24.73
09‑25 13D/A LTRX / Lantronix, Inc. HALE MARTIN M JR 1,613,562 5.69% -49.96
09‑25 13D/A VOXX / VOXX International Corp. Kahli Beat 4,310,407 19.9% 5.96
Source: Fintel.io/activists
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2020.09.28 18:35 GuyOnTheMike American Association Alums in the MLB Playoffs

During the 2020 season, a dozen former American Association players suited up for an MLB team, and several of those are on teams that are off to the postseason.
Let's take a look at what these men did in the AA and what they've done at the sport's highest level this season:
John Brebbia, 2014 Sioux Falls Canaries, 2015 Laredo Lemurs
In the MLB: This one sort-of counts, because he missed the 2020 season due to injury, but he was expected to be a key part of the St. Louis Cardinals bullpen this year, so he'll get a pass. In three years with the Cardinals, he's posted a very fine 3.14 ERA, while striking out 198 batters over 175.0 innings in 161 games.
In the AA: He joined the Sioux Falls Canaries in 2014 after three years in the New York Yankees system. With the Birds, he went 3-2 with a 3.31 ERA in 34 games (5 starts), with 76 strikeouts in 65.1 innings. In 2015, he moved on to the Laredo Lemurs, where he posted one of the best reliever seasons in league history (sorry, Peyton Gray). Brebbia went 7-2 with a 0.97 ERA in 51 games, earning 19 saves and striking out 79 over 64.1 innings.
In the 2015 postseason, he threw 13.1 shutout innings over six games, earning five saves. In the semifinals against the Wichita Wingnuts, Brebbia threw 4.0 shutout innings in the clincher, retiring all 12 men he faced to earn the save. In the AA Finals, Brebbia helped the Lemurs upset the 75-25 Sioux City Explorers, throwing 2.2 shutout innings to close out the X's and earn the Lemurs their lone title.
Oddly enough, before the AA Finals, he was signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks (the transaction date given was September 15, the date of his last AA game, September 20), and he was subsequently claimed in the Rule 5 Draft by St. Louis that December, where he's remained ever since.
James Hoyt, 2012 Wichita Wingnuts
In the MLB: Hoyt was sold by the Cleveland Indians to the Miami Marlins on August 2 after the Marlins had to turn over half their roster following their COVID-19 outbreak in the first weekend of the season. That paid off handsomely as Hoyt went 2-0 with a 1.23 ERA over 24 games out of the bullpen, striking out 20 batters in 14.2 innings.
Hoyt had previously pitched for the Houston Astros from 2016-18 and the Cleveland Indians in 2019. For his career he is 4-1 with a 3.71 ERA in 98 relief appearances.
In the AA: After going undrafted out of Palomar College, Hoyt pitched in the now-defunct North American League before joining the Wichita Wingnuts early in the 2012 season. After just two appearances, he was sold to the Olmecas de Tabasco of the Mexican League, where he pitched for a little over a month, going 0-2 with a 2.03 ERA in 11 games, but nonetheless returned to Wichita by season's end.
With the Wingnuts, he went 2-0 with a 2.61 ERA with one save in 11 games, striking out 15 over 10.1 innings pitched, plus three scoreless appearances in the playoffs, which saw Wichita fall in the finals to the Winnipeg Goldeyes. On November 15, 2012, his contract was purchased by the Atlanta Braves. He was eventually traded to the Astros in a 2015 deal that sent Evan Gattis to Houston and Mike Foltynewicz to Atlanta, before debuting in 2016.
Brandon Kintzler, 2009 St. Paul Saints
In the MLB: Kintzler signed with the Miami Marlins in February and once again was excellent out of the bullpen, serving as the Marlins' closer and going 2-3 with a 2.22 ERA, earning 12 saves in 24 appearances. Over 11 seasons in the majors, Kintzler has appeared in 454 career games with five different teams, going 22-23 with a 3.31 ERA and 61 saves.
In the AA: After two seasons in the San Diego Padres system (after being a 40th round pick), Kintzler was released after the 2005 campaign. After missing the 2006 season, he resurfaced with the Winnipeg Goldeyes of the Northern League (RIP) in 2007, spending two seasons as a so-so starter for them, going a combined 13-8 with a 4.41 ERA with the Fish.
With his career hanging by a thread, he moved to the St. Paul Saints (in the AA) for the 2009 campaign, where things clicked. He went 8-3 with a 2.79 ERA before his contract was purchased by the Milwaukee Brewers on July 22 of that year. After finishing the year in Double-A, Kintzler moved permanently to the bullpen in 2010, and made his MLB debut later that season.
Chris Martin, 2010 Grand Prairie AirHogs
In the MLB: Martin suffered a groin injury in Sunday's season finale, putting a damper on his best MLB season, one that saw him go 1-1 with a 1.00 ERA in 19 appearances out of the bullpen for the Atlanta Braves. He struck out 20 and walked just three batters over 18.0 innings. For his career, which dates back to 2014 and has spanned four teams, he is 3-11 with a 4.09 ERA over 163 games, fanning 154 batters over 151.2 innings.
In the AA: Martin was kind of an odd case, being drafted out of JuCo in the 21st round in 2005 by the Colorado Rockies (and not signing), but there's no evidence he played professionally anywhere until 2010, when at 24 years old, he surfaced with the Grand Prairie AirHogs. Despite not pitching until July 17 that year, he went 4-0 with a 1.96 ERA in 13 appearances (four starts), striking out 36 batters over 36.2 innings.
On March 31, 2011, he signed with the Boston Red Sox, spending three years in their system before being traded in the winter of 2013 to the Colorado Rockies, where he eventually made his big league debut less than a month before his 28th birthday in 2014.
Tyler Matzek, 2018-19 Texas AirHogs
In the MLB: Matzek has had one of the most interesting journeys. This year, he went 4-3 with a 2.79 ERA out of the Atlanta Braves bullpen, striking out 43 in just 29.0 innings. However, that was his first MLB action in five years. In 2014-15, he had a promising start to his career, going a combined 8-12 with the Colorado Rockies with a very respectable (for them) 4.06 ERA. In his career, he is 12-15 with a 3.84 ERA over 46 appearances (24 starts), striking out 149 in 168.2 innings.
In the AA: His route to the AA involved being drafted 11th overall by the Rockies in 2009 out of high school--14 spots ahead of Mike Trout. He was twice a top-40 prospect by Baseball America, but struggled at times with his control. Despite this, he showed promise after reaching the majors in 2014, but washed out due to injuries and full-blown Steve Blass Disease, being released following the 2016 season.
After being released in spring training by the Chicago White Sox (in 2017) and Seattle Mariners (in 2018), he wound up with the Texas AirHogs in 2018, having a horrid season for a horrid team, going 3-8 with a 5.88 ERA and walking 66 batters in 88.2 innings for a 25-75 AirHogs squad. Nonetheless, he signed a minor league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks that winter, but by early 2019, he was back with the AirHogs.
However, in his second year in Texas, he moved to the bullpen, going 5-4 with a 2.64 ERA in 22 games, striking out 53 batters in just 30.2 innings, throwing 12 straight scoreless outings before being signed by the Braves on August 15. After a handful of minor league outings to finish the 2019 season, Matzek then made the 2020 Opening Day roster, completing a successful comeback to the big leagues.
James Paxton, 2010 Grand Prairie AirHogs
In the MLB: Paxton had a dud of a 2020 season for the New York Yankees, going 1-1 with a 6.64 ERA before a flexor strain ended his season. However, despite injuries never allowing him to throw more than 160 innings, he's had a successful MLB career between the Yankees and Seattle Mariners, going 57-33 with a 3.58 ERA over eight years, including a no-hitter on May 8 2018.
In the AA: "Big Maple" was drafted 39th overall by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2009 MLB Draft, but despite being Canadian, he did not sign, and was ruled ineligible to return to college, due to the fact that he had signed with an agent (Scott Boras). That led him to the Grand Prairie AirHogs in 2010, where he made four starts, going 1-2 with a 4.07 ERA, striking out 18 in 17.2 innings.
Understandably, his draft stock slipped, as Seattle drafted him in the fourth round in 2010. However, Paxton signed this time and he made his big league debut late in the 2013 season.
Chaz Roe, 2012 Laredo Lemurs
In the MLB: Roe's 2020 season was cut short by an elbow injury, but he posted a 2-0 record with a 2.89 ERA over 10 appearances before going on the shelf. In his career, Roe has bounced around five teams, but has been a consistent piece in the Tampa Bay bullpen for the past three seasons, appearing in 71 games in 2019. For his career, he is 11-8 with a 3.82 ERA over 244 games, striking out 243 over 216.2 innings.
In the AA: Roe was drafted 32nd overall in the loaded 2005 MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners. He reached the majors in September, 2010, but did not appear in a big league game that year. After a rocky 2011 season in Triple-A, he was released and wound up in Laredo, where he was lights out for the 2012 Lemurs, going 3-2 with a 1.47 ERA in 49 games, striking out 69 batters in 55.0 innings, not allowing an earned run in his final 17 appearances.
Eight days after his final appearance in Laredo, he was signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks on September 15, 2012 and made his big league debut the following season.
Caleb Thielbar, 2011, 2016-17 St. Paul Saints
In the MLB: Thielbar made it back to the majors for the first time in 2015 with the team he debuted with, the Minnesota Twins. The Minnesota native dazzled for his hometown team, going 2-1 with a 2.25 ERA in 17 games out of the bullpen, striking out 22 batters in 20.0 innings. Over his four years with the Twins, he's gone 7-4 with a 2.65 ERA, striking out 101 in 118.2 innings over 126 appearances.
In the AA: A truly unique case, Thielbar may be the only player to go from Indy ball to the majors twice. After being drafted in the 18th round by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2009, he was released less than two years later. He wound up in St. Paul in 2011, going 3-3 with a 2.53 ERA in 43 games, striking out 62 in 49.2 innings. On August 19, he was purchased by the Minnesota Twins.
By 2013, Thielbar was in the majors and a valuable weapon in the Minnesota bullpen, but in 2015, he was demoted to Triple-A and despite excellent numbers there, he was waived, claimed by the San Diego Padres, posted most excellent numbers in the minors, but was released. Finally, the Miami Marlins signed, then released him late in Spring Training in 2016.
So, in 2016, Thielbar was back in St. Paul, going 5-2 with a 2.39 ERA in 42 games, striking out 56 in 64.0 innings. He returned to the Saints in 2017, going 2-1 with a 2.01 ERA in 17 games, fanning 23 in 22.1 innings. Finally, he signed with the Detroit Tigers in the winter of 2017.
Despite two strong seasons in Triple-A for the Tigers, he never earned the call to the bigs, and after a brief stint in the minors with the Atlanta Braves late in the 2019 season, Thielbar was signed by the Twins in the winter of 2019 and finally made it back in 2020.
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2020.09.19 06:13 displacedindavis Every walk-off in MLB postseason history

REQUEST: I do ask that you please try not to overwhelm the comments section with Cheatstros/Asterisks posts. Yes, that happened, it was terrible, but let's try and focus on the bigger picture here as well.
The walk-off is an iconic tradition that makes baseball truly special compared to other sports. When it happens in the postseason, it's even more epic (provided, of course, you didn't root for the team that lost the game).
It's just a win, right? Well, there's a strange psychological effect associated with walk-offs. It requires a ton of effort just to make a walk-off scenario possible. It means you played the other team close. It's fun to keep up with the other team but also frustrating to watch the other team keep up with you all the way down to the end. Maybe your team had a miraculous late surge. Or maybe you're trying to negate the other team's late miraculous surge. At this point, for all the work you've put in, all the joy and/or heartbreak you've experienced, the only acceptable outcome is a win. And boy, does it feel good to get it.
And you can multiply this sentiment in the postseason because every game counts. A long, exhaustive list of postseason walk-offs to follow. Relive the joy...or pain...or both.

Year Game Info (Winning and Losing Team, Score, Series and Game #) Walk-off Info (player, type of hit/play, misc)
2019 STL 5 ATL 4 (11), NLDS Game 4 Yadier Molina sac fly
2019 HOU 3 NYY 2 (11), ALCS Game 2 Carlos Correa solo HR
2019 HOU 6 NYY 4, ALCS Game 6 Jose Altuve 2-run HR wins series
2018 MIL 3 COL 2 (10), NLDS Game 1 Mike Moustakas 1-run single
2018 LAD 2 MIL 1 (13), NLCS Game 4 Cody Bellinger 1-run single
2018 LAD 3 BOS 2 (18), WS Game 3 Max Muncy solo HR wins the longest playoff game ever
2017 CLE 9 NYY 8 (13), ALDS Game 2 Yan Gomes 1-run single caps off an 8-3 comeback
2017 HOU 2 NYY 1, ALCS Game 2 Carlos Correa 1-run double
2017 LAD 4 CHC 1, NLCS Game 2 Justin Turner 3-run HR
2017 HOU 13 LAD 12 (10), WS Game 5 Alex Bregman 1-run single wins the joint-highest scoring WS game and caps off a multi-comeback effort
2016 TOR 5 BAL 2 (11), ALWC Edwin Encarnacion 3-run HR
2016 TOR 7 TEX 6 (10), ALDS Game 3 Rougned Odor throwing error allows 1-run, challenge unsuccessful
2016 SFG 6 CHC 5 (13), NLDS Game 3 Joe Panik 1-run double
2015 KCR 5 NYM 4 (14), WS Game 1 Eric Hosmer sac fly caps off a 4-3 comeback in the 9th
2014 KCR 9 OAK 8 (12), ALWC Salvador Perez 1-run single caps off a 7-3 comeback overall, a 7-6 comeback in he 9th, and an 8-7 comeback in the 12th
2014 STL 5 SFG 4, NLCS Game 2 Kolton Wong solo HR
2014 SFG 5 STL 4 (10), NLCS Game 3 Randy Choate throwing error scores 1 run
2014 SFG 6 STL 3, NLCS Game 5 Travis Ishikawa 3-run HR wins series
2013 TBR 5 BOS 4, ALDS Game 3 Jose Lobaton solo HR
2013 OAK 1 DET 0, ALDS Game 2 Stephen Vogt 1-run single
2013 BOS 6 DET 5, ALCS Game 2 Jarrod Saltalamacchia 1-run single caps off late 5-2 comeback
2013 STL 3 LAD 2 (13), NLCS Game 1 Carlos Beltran 1-run single
2013 STL 5 BOS 4, WS Game 3 Will Middlebrooks obstruction scores 1 run
2012 NYY 3 BAL 2 (12), ALDS Game 3 Raul Ibanez solo HR caps off a 2-1 comeback in the 9th
2012 DET 5 OAK 4, ALDS Game 2 Don Kelly sac fly
2012 OAK 4 DET 3, ALDS Game 4 Coco Crisp 1-run single caps off a 3-1 comeback in the 9th and brings the A's back from a 2-0 series deficit
2012 WAS 2 STL 1, NLDS Game 4 Jayson Werth solo HR
2011 MIL 3 ARI 2 (10), NLDS Game 5 Nyjer Morgan 1-run single wins series
2011 TEX 7 DET 3 (11), ALCS Game 2 Nelson Cruz grand slam is the first recorded instance to walk off a playoff game
2011 STL 10 TEX 9 (11), WS Game 6 David Freese solo HR caps off a 7-4 comeback late, including a 7-5 comeback in the 9th, and a 9-7 comeback in the 10th
2010 SFG 6 PHI 5, NLCS Game 4 Juan Uribe sac fly
2009 MIN 6 DET 5 (12), AL Central Tiebreak* Alexi Casilla 1-run single caps off 5-4 comeback in the 10th
2009 NYY 4 MIN 3 (11), ALDS Game 2 Mark Teixeira solo HR caps off a 3-1 comeback in the 9th
2009 LAD 3 STL 2, NLDS Game 2 Mark Loretta 1-run single caps off 2-1 comeback in the 9th
2009 NYY 4 LAA 3 (13), ALCS Game 2 Maicer Izturis throwing error scores 1 run and caps off a 3-2 comeback in the 11th
2009 LAA 5 NYY 4 (11), ALCS Game 3 Jeff Mathis 1-run double
2009 PHI 5 LAD 4, NLCS Game 4 Jimmy Rollins 2-run double caps off a 4-3 comeback in the 9th
2008 BOS 3 LAA 2, ALDS Game 4 Jed Lowrie 1-run single wins series
2008 TBR 9 BOS 8 (11), ALCS Game 2 BJ Upton sac fly
2008 BOS 8 TBR 7, ALCS Game 5 JD Drew 1-run single caps off a 7-0 comeback
2008 PHI 5 TBR 4, WS Game 3 Carlos Ruiz 1-run infield single is the first ever to walk off a playoff game
2007 COL 9 SDP 8 (13), NLWC Tiebreak* Jamey Carroll sac fly caps off an 8-6 comeback in the 13th
2007 BOS 6 LAA 3, ALDS Game 2 Manny Ramirez 3-run HR
2007 CLE 2 NYY 1 (11), ALDS Game 2 Travis Hafner 1-run single
2006 DET 6 OAK 3, ALCS Game 4 Magglio Ordonez 3-run HR wins series and caps off a 3-0 comeback
2005 HOU 7 ATL 6 (18), ALDS Game 4 Chris Burke solo HR wins series and caps off a 5-0 comeback, also winning the longest playoff game at the time
2005 CWS 2 LAA 1, ALCS Game 2 Joe Crede 1-run double
2005 CWS 7 HOU 6, WS Game 2 Scott Podsednik solo HR
2004 NYY 7 MIN 6 (12), ALDS Game 2 Hideki Matsui sac fly caps off a 6-5 comeback in the 12th
2004 BOS 8 LAA 6 (10), ALDS Game 3 David Ortiz 2-run HR wins series
2004 ATL 4 HOU 2 (11), NLDS Game 2 Rafael Furcal 2-run HR
2004 BOS 6 NYY 4 (12), ALCS Game 4 David Ortiz 2-run HR makes him the first MLB player with 2 walk-off HRs in the same postseason and caps off a 4-3 comeback in the 9th
2004 BOS 5 NYY 4 (14), ALCS Game 5 David Ortiz 1-run single
2004 HOU 3 STL 0, NLCS Game 5 Jeff Kent 3-run HR
2004 STL 6 HOU 4 (12), NLCS Game 6 Jim Edmonds 2-run HR
2003 OAK 5 BOS 4 (12), ALDS Game 1 Ramon Hernandez bunt single caps off a 4-3 comeback in the 9th
2003 BOS 3 OAK 1 (11), ALDS Game 3 Trot Nixon 2-run HR
2003 FLA 4 SFG 3 (11), NLDS Game 3 Ivan Rodriguez 2-run single caps off a 3-2 comeback in the 11th
2003 NYY 6 BOS 5 (11), ALCS Game 7 Aaron Boone solo HR wins series and caps off a late 5-2 comeback
2003 FLA 4 NYY 3 (12), WS Game 4 Alex Gonzalez solo HR
2002 SFG 2 STL 1, NLCS Game 5 Kenny Lofton 1-run single wins series
2001 ARI 2 STL 1, NLDS Game 5 Tony Womack 1-run single wins series which is a first for the D-Backs
2001 NYY 3 SEA 1, ALCS Game 4 Alfonso Soriano 2-run HR
2001 NYY 4 ARI 3 (10), WS Game 4 Derek Jeter solo HR caps off a 3-1 comeback in the 9th
2001 NYY 3 ARI 2 (12), WS Game 5 Alfonso Soriano 1-run single caps off a 2-0 comeback in the 9th
2001 ARI 3 NYY 2, WS Game 7 Luis Gonzalez 1-run single wins series and caps off a 2-1 comeback in the 9th
2000 SEA 2 CWS 1, ALDS Game 3 Carlos Guillen bunt single wins series
2000 NYM 3 SFG 2 (13), NLDS Game 3 Benny Agbayani solo HR
2000 NYY 4 NYM 3 (12), WS Game 1 Jose Vizcaino 1-run single
1999 CLE 3 BOS 2, ALDS Game 1 Travis Fryman 1-run single
1999 NYM 4 ARI 3 (10), NLDS Game 4 Todd Pratt solo HR wins series
1999 NYY 4 BOS 3 (10), ALCS Game 1 Bernie Williams solo HR
1999 NYM 5 ATL 4 (15), NLCS Game 5 Robin Ventura 1-run single (technically a grand slam, but only 1 run crossed home)
1999 ATL 10 NYM 9 (11), NLCS Game 6 Andruw Jones walk wins series
1999 NYY 6 ATL 5 (10), WS Game 3 Chad Curtis solo HR
1998 ATL 2 CHC 1 (10), NLDS Game 2 Chipper Jones 1-run single
1998 HOU 5 SDP 4, NLDS Game 2 Bill Spiers 1-run single
1997 CLE 5 NYY 4, ALDS Game 4 Omar Vizquel 1-run single
1997 FLA 2 SFG 1, NLDS Game 1 Edgar Renteria 1-run single
1997 FLA 7 SFG 6, NLDS Game 2 Moises Alou 1-run single
1997 CLE 2 BAL 1, ALCS Game 3 Marquis Grissom steals home
1997 CLE 8 BAL 7, ALCS Game 4 Sandy Alomar 1-run single
1997 FLA 3 CLE 2 (11), WS Game 7 Edgar Renteria 1-run single wins series and caps a 2-1 comeback in the 9th
1996 NYY 5 TEX 4 (12), ALDS Game 2 Dean Palmer throwing error scores 1 run
1996 NYY 5 BAL 4 (11), ALCS Game 1 Bernie Williams solo HR
1995 CLE 5 BOS 4 (13), ALDS Game 1 Tony Pena solo HR caps off a 4-3 comeback in the 11th
1995 NYY 7 SEA 5 (15), ALDS Game 2 Jim Leyritz 2-run HR
1995 SEA 6 NYY 5 (11), ALDS Game 5 Edgar Martinez 2-run double wins series and caps off a 5-4 comeback in the 11th
1995 CLE 7 ATL 6 (11), WS Game 3 Eddie Murray 1-run single
1993 PHI 4 ATL 3 (10), NLCS Game 1 Kim Batiste 1-run double
1993 TOR 8 PHI 6, WS Game 6 Joe Carter 3-run HR wins series and caps off a 6-5 comeback in the 9th, it is also the last walk-off HR in the playoffs when trailing to date
1992 ATL 3 PIT 2, NLCS Game 7 Francisco Cabrera 2-run single wins series and caps off a 2-0 comeback in the 9th
1992 TOR 3 ATL 2, WS Game 3 Candy Maldonado 1-run single
1991 ATL 5 MIN 4 (12), WS Game 3 Mark Lemke 1-run single
1991 ATL 3 MIN 2 (11), WS Game 4 Jerry Willard sac fly
1991 MIN 4 ATL 3 (11), WS Game 6 Kirby Puckett solo HR
1991 MIN 1 ATL 0 (10), WS Game 7 Gene Larkin 1-run single to win series
1990 CIN 5 OAK 4 (10), WS Game 2 Joe Oliver 1-run single
1988 LAD 5 OAK 4, WS Game 1 Kirk Gibson 2-run HR to cap off a 4-3 comeback in the 9th
1988 OAK 2 LAD 1, WS Game 3 Mark McGwire solo HR
1986 CAL 4 BOS 3, ALCS Game 4 Bobby Grich 1-run single
1986 NYM 6 HOU 5, NLCS Game 3 Lenny Dykstra 2-run HR to cap off a 5-4 comeback in the 9th
1986 NYM 2 HOU 1 (12), NLCS Game 5 Gary Carter 1-run single
1986 NYM 6 BOS 5 (10), WS Game 6 Bill Buckner error scores 1 run to cap off a 5-3 comeback in the 10th
1985 TOR 6 KCR 5 (10), ALCS Game 2 Al Oliver 1-run single to cap off a 5-4 comeback in the 10th
1985 STL 3 LAD 2, NLCS Game 5 Ozzie Smith solo HR
1985 KCR 2 STL 1, WS Game 6 Dane Iorg 2-run single to cap off a 1-0 comeback in the 9th
1984 SDP 7 CHC 5, NLCS Game 4 Steve Garvey 2-run HR to bring the Padres back from a 2-0 series deficit
1982 STL 4 ATL 3, NLCS Game 2 Ken Oberkfell 1-run single
1981 HOU 3 LAD 1, NLDS Game 1 Alan Ashby 2-run HR
1981 HOU 1 LAD 0 (11), NLDS Game 2 Denny Walling 1-run single
1981 PHI 6 MTL 5 (10), NLDS Game 4 George Vukovich solo HR to bring the Phillies back from a 2-0 series deficit
1980 HOU 1 PHI 0 (11), NLCS Game 3 Denny Walling sac fly
1980 KCR 4 PHI 3 (10), WS Game 3 Willie Aikens 1-run single
1979 BAL 6 CAL 3 (10), ALCS Game 1 John Lowenstein 3-run HR
1979 CAL 4 BAL 3, ALCS Game 3 Larry Harlow 1-run double to cap off a 3-2 comeback in the 9th
1978 LAD 4 PHI 3 (10), NLCS Game 4 Bill Russell 1-run single
1978 NYY 4 LAD 3 (10), WS Game 4 Lou Piniella 1-run single to cap off a 3-0 comeback
1977 NYY 4 LAD 3 (12), WS Game 1 Paul Blair 1-run single
1976 NYY 7 KCR 6, ALCS Game 5 Chris Chambliss solo HR wins series
1976 CIN 7 PHI 6, NLCS Game 3 Ken Griffey Sr 1-run single caps off a 6-4 comeback in the 9th
1976 CIN 4 NYY 3, WS Game 2 Tony Perez 1-run single
1975 CIN 6 BOS 5, WS Game 3 Joe Morgan 1-run single
1975 BOS 7 CIN 6 (12), WS Game 6 Carlton Fisk solo HR to cap off a late 6-3 comeback
1973 OAK 2 BAL 1 (11), ALCS Game 3 Bert Campaneris solo HR
1973 CIN 2 NYM 1, NLCS Game 1 Johnny Bench solo HR
1972 OAK 3 DET 2 (11), ALCS Game 1 Al Kaline throwing error scores winning run on top of a Gonzalo Marquez 1-run single to cap off a 2-1 comeback in the 11th
1972 DET 4 OAK 3 (10), ALCS Game 4 Jim Northrup 1-run single to cap off a 3-1 comeback in the 11th and bring the Tigers back from a 2-0 series deficit
1972 CIN 4 PIT 3, NLCS Game 5 Bob Moose wild pitch scores winning run to win series (for the Reds) and cap off a 3-2 comeback in the 9th
1972 OAK 3 CIN 2, WS Game 4 Angel Mangual 1-run single to cap off a 2-1 comeback in the 9th
1971 BAL 3 PIT 2 (10), WS Game 6 Brooks Robinson sac fly
1969 BAL 4 MIN 3 (12), ALCS Game 1 Paul Blair bunt single to cap off a 3-2 comeback in the 9th
1969 BAL 1 MIN 0 (11), ALCS Game 2 Curt Motton 1-run single
1969 NYM 2 BAL 1 (10), WS Game 4 Pete Richert throwing error scores 1 run
1964 NYY 2 STL 1, WS Game 3 Mickey Mantle solo HR
1962 LAD 8 SFG 7, NL tiebreak Game 2* Ron Fairly sac fly caps off a 5-0 comeback
1960 PIT 10 NYY 9, WS Game 7 Bill Mazeroski solo HR to win series and claim the only walk-off HR to date in a WS Game 7
1959 LAD 6 MIL 5 (12), NL tiebreak Game 2* Felix Mantilla throwing error on top of Carl Farillo single scores 1, wins series and caps off a 5-2 comeback in the 9th
1958 MIL 8 NYY 7 (10), WS Game 1 Bill Bruton 1-run single
1957 MIL 7 NYY 5 (10), WS Game 4 Eddie Mathews 2-run HR to cap off a 5-4 comeback in the 10th
1956 BRO 1 NYY 0 (10), WS Game 6 Jackie Robinson 1-run single
1954 NYG 5 CLE 2 (10), WS Game 1 Dusty Rhodes 3-run HR
1953 NYY 4 BRO 3, WS Game 6 Billy Martin 1-run single wins series
1951 NYG 5 BRO 4, NL tiebreak Game 3* Bobby Thompson 3-run HR wins series and caps off a 4-1 comeback in the 9th
1950 NYY 3 PHI 2, WS Game 3 Jerry Coleman 1-run single
1949 NYY 1 BRO 0, WS Game 1 Tommy Henrich solo HR to earn the first walk-off HR in WS history
1947 BRO 3 NYY 2, WS Game 4 Cookie Lavagetto 2-run double to cap off a 2-1 comeback in the 9th
1945 CHC 8 DET 7 (12), WS Game 6 Stan Hack 1-run double
1944 STL 3 SLB 2 (11), WS Game 2 Ken O'Dea 1-run single
1939 NYY 2 CIN 1, WS Game 1 Bill Dickey 1-run single
1935 DET 4 CHC 3, WS Game 6 Goose Goslin 1-run single wins series
1934 DET 3 STL 2 (12), WS Game 2 Goose Goslin 1-run single
1929 PHA 3 CHC 2, WS Game 5 Bing Miller 1-run double wins series and caps off a 2-0 comeback in the 9th
1927 NYY 4 PIT 3, WS Game 4 Johnny Miljus wild pitch scores 1 run and wins series (for the Yankees)
1924 WAS 4 NYG 3, WS Game 2 Roger Peckinpaugh 1-run double
1924 WAS 4 NYG 3 (12), WS Game 7 Fred Lindstrom 1-run double wins series
1916 BOS 2 BRO 1 (14), WS Game 2 Del Gainer 1-run single
1915 BOS 2 PHI 1, WS Game 3 Duffy Lewis 1-run single
1914 BSN 5 PHA 4 (12), WS Game 3 Bullet Joe Bush error scores 1 run and caps off a 4-2 comeback in the 10th
1912 BOS 3 NYG 2 (10), WS Game 8 Larry Gardner sac fly wins series and caps off a 2-1 comeback in the 9th
1911 NYG 4 PHA 3 (10), WS Game 5 Fred Merkle sac fly caps off a 3-0 comeback including a 3-1 comeback in the 9th
1910 CHC 4 PHA 3 (10), WS Game 4 Jimmy Sheckard 1-run single caps off a 3-2 comeback in the 9th

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2020.09.17 21:30 cscqsim_repostbot A /r/cscareerquestions College Survival Guide

A /cscareerquestions College Survival Guide

With our final school year beginning, we were reflecting on how lost and confused we were when we first started university. We made a lot of mistakes (still am) along the way, but we’re in a much better place after learning from them and constantly putting ourselves out there. In hopes of shining some light and helping others, we decided to make a comprehensive guide for university students – based on our knowledge/experiences - on how to start your successful CS Career (or gain the wisdom to avoid CS altogether, more on this later).
rishiss Background: I am a 4th year student at UC Irvine majoring in Software Engineering. I am an incoming Software Engineer at a F100 company (received return offer after interning this summer). Before that, I interned at an R & D center for space, a small cloud company, and a small IT company. I have a 3.65 GPA, won a few awards at startup competitions/hackathons, and remain pretty active in my schools CS organizations.
chaitu65c Background: I’m a 4th year student at UC Irvine majoring in Computer Science. I’m currently a SWE Intern at a Unicorn and just wrapped up my 2nd internship at a Live Streaming Company(you can most likely tell who they are if you browse my history LOL). Before this, I interned at my school’s IT department, did research under a professor, and worked on a few small startups that other UCI students were building. I have a 3.3 GPA, won some awards along rishiss and was pretty active in my school’s CS clubs.
Disclaimer: “But rishiss/ and chaitu65c, you don’t work at a Big N, go to a target CS school, why should I take your advice?” You’re absolutely right; we are, by no means, ‘up there’ like some other folks on this sub. And, you don’t have to take our advice! Simply close this tab and do whatever else you want 😊. Our intent is to guide and prepare uni students for a CS career they enjoy, not work at Big N or get the highest TC. Life is much more than a dick-measuring contest, and the earlier you learn that the better.
We have also created a guide with our own personal advice/stories

Please, take this advice with a grain of salt. we’re not Tony Robinson or Tim Apple, we’re just two random reddit users.

Table of Contents:

This guide is divided into the following sections:

Is CS Right For Me?

The way we see it, there’s 3 types of people pursuing CS.
  1. Those who know CS isn’t for them – They’re in it for the money, to appease their parents, for a minorequirement, some external factor. They hated programming while taking the introductory CS course and just try to get done with their class/degree ASAP.
Advice: The majority of people who fall under this usually burn out quickly, as they aren’t motivated enough to learn the material and to apply themselves. This usually leads to them cheating and getting kicked out of their major, minor, or university altogether. Even if you manage to earn a degree, we've seen a large number of these folks endure a 'pre-mature' mid-life crisis or simply get fired from their jobs. Before you even start this major, you should definitely understand that this isn’t going to be easy, and you do have to put in a lot of effort to succeed. If this isn’t your cup of tea, definitely look into switching into another major you like.
Some folks are really passionate about technology, but don't want to pursue an entire Computer Science major or see themselves as Software Engineers. That's completely ok! Try looking into related majors or minors. We know many students who switched from CS to majors like Informatics, Business Information Management, and Economics and are thriving in tech-related roles like Data Analytics, Product Management, UI/UX Design, and Technical Recruiting. CS is not (and should not be) for everyone, and there is no shame in having the wisdom quit and move on.
  1. Those who don’t know if CS is for them – Where most of the CS community is IMO. These folks (like me, rishiss) are riddled with something called Imposter Syndrome: “the constant feeling of not being good enough or knowing enough to do your job well.”
Advice: For students, really take the time to learn and be open to anything you go through. Try sticking it out until you've taken a Data Structures course, one of the harder, more important courses out there. If you're not understanding the material or just aren't having fun with it, it’s definitely ok to switch majors/careers. Otherwise, CS just might be the career for you! Give it your best shot!
Admittedly, it's hard to provide stronger insight to overcoming Imposter Syndrome, as I am afflicted by it as well. For me, my IS derives from constantly comparing myself to others and confusing inexperience with incompetency. As such, I continue to work and focus on myself and take baby steps towards smaller goals I set out for myself. Knowing that I've put the effort to improve myself by just 1% everyday has made me a lot more confident.
  1. Those who know for a fact CS is for them – The diamonds in the rough. Learning and practicing CS material gives them a euphoric high.
Advice: Broaden your scope and learn new areas of CS! Who knows, you might find another new field that you really want to work in. Other than that, definitely make new friends regardless of whether they’re a CS major or not. Even try pursuing other hobbies like weightlifting, reading, dancing, or even public speaking. Don't limit yourself!

Freshman Year

We recommend not taking more than 3-4 classes in your first quartesemester, as you shouold keep an ample amount of time to go to professional/social events, make new friends and hang out with them, and pursue your interests.
We've seen a lot of freshmen (and upperclassmen) CS folks get cooped up in their dorm rooms playing video games and watching TV. We understand that these two are a passion for many, but please be cautious to not get consumed by them.
You have the privilege of pursuing higher education, making valuable connections/memories, and setting up your CS career in the trajectory you want. This year is the best year to take advantage of all that university has to offer; make the most of it.
One of the best ways to get involved in your school’s/region’s CS community is by joining clubs like ACM and WICS and participating in hackathons (see ‘Hackathon’ section below). Try pursuing internships and positions in these organizations and events as well!
One, major issue we see with freshmen (even upperclassmen) is their ignorance on all the avenues available in the CS Industry. So we’ve tried to narrow it down (not exhaustive).
  1. Cyber Security Engineer
  2. Front-End Web Developer
  3. Backend Web Developer
  4. UI/UX Designer
  5. DevOps/Cloud/Site-Reliability Engineers
  6. Mobile Engineer
  7. QA Engineer
  8. Product Manager
  9. Data Scientist (Machine Learning/AI)
  10. Embedded Software Engineer
  11. Systems Administrator
  12. Database Administrator (The Wizards)
  13. Networking Engineer
  14. Hardware Engineer
  15. OS Developer
  16. Video Game Developer
  17. Solutions Architect/Sales EngineeTechnical Account Manager
As a freshman, definitely take the time and see if you can picture yourself doing any of the listed fields. You should open yourself to all facets of CS and not just the “hot field” like Data Science and Machine Learning. Choosing a field because it’s “exciting” will usually lead to bad results as usually, other people are thinking just like you and will lead to over-saturation.
Our recommendation is to select the top 5 fields that have piqued your interest and experiment with the field. For example, if you are interested in Mobile App Development, try learning how to build an Android app from the ground up. A simple weather app or alarm clock is completely suitable for a first project/prototype. This lets you understand what skills you would need for this field and can serve as a forecast as to what your career would look like.
You should definitely look for an internship. Ignore the people that tell you to wait until you’re a junior, as it’s going to be very hard to get an internship if you don’t have any experience. Common places that most students don’t realize are available are usually IT departments at your school and even research with professors. Researching is highly recommended as you can definitely learn more about a field you can be interested in and if you’re interested in graduate school, that’s going to be a letter of recommendation that you can ask for.
If you’re considered a minority in Computer Science, look into first and second year internship programs as they’re meant to help you succeed. Here’s some programs that come to mind:
Google STEP
Microsoft Explore
Amazon Future Engineer
Uber STARInternhip
Facebook University
Another way to get internships is to research into smaller companies in your area. If the company is very small (<100 employees), consider reaching out to the CEO on LinkedIn. They might be able to help you! Also, take advantage of university recruiting websites like Handshake to see companies that directly hire from your school. More info on how to get an internship in the ‘Searching for an Internship’ section.

Sophomore Year

Now that you have basic programming knowledge, create your own website or GitHub account and start contributing to them with small personal projects. Nobody expects you to make a full-stack MERN project hosted and scaled on AWS at this stage. Focus instead on clean code, learning a framework or two on a language you like, and creating a small, robust feature. Grow from there!
If you weren’t able to find an internship/research opportunity as a freshman, community involvement, projects, and hackathons become especially important, as they are a great way to make you stand out on your resume and to recruiters when you reapply. As you brush up on your skills, apply again, and try your luck out.

Data Structures and Algorithms

In addition, you are most likely to take a Data Structures and Algorithms course this year. Make sure you are focusing on this class and writing good notes; you will need this knowledge when interviewing for internships and full-time jobs in the near future. Here is a link to our DS and A course (in C++) for reference

Junior Year

As a junior, companies are more willing to hire you for an internship, as they are likely to convert you into a full-time employee after graduating. This transition process is much easier than interviewing, and they'll usually offer you a higher compensation package if they want to convert you to a full-time employee. As you now should have knowledge of Data Structures and Algorithms, we highly recommend looking into coding interview prep sites like LeetCode and HackerRank or purchasing a prep book like CTCI or EPI (advanced).
Continue to attend hackathons, remain active in clubs/organizations, and grow your portfolio.
Classes will be much harder; expect the time for completing projects to double and the content covered to be much more difficult. We recommend taking no more than 2-3 upper-division CS courses and balancing your load with 1-2 GE classes. You should not be taking more than 16 units (assuming 4 units per course).
Start to get an idea of what field in CS you would like to pursue. Research what it takes to be successful in that field. You can do so by looking up job postings with that title on LinkedIn and looking at the requested skill set or take a look at Roadmap.sh. If you want to learn more about a related skill set and your school doesn't offer a course, consider picking up a class on udemy.com.

Senior Year

Focus heavily on your senior capstone, project classes, etc. as they're the last thing you can put on your resume before applying for full time. By now, you should have at least 3 polished, working projects on your GitHub that you can easily talk about with your recruiter. Preferably, they're aligned with the CS field you wish to enter.
If you were able to get a return offer from an internship, congrats! However, don’t immediately sign the offer. Once you have an offer, you should still try to interview at companies that you’re interested in by the deadline of the time to accept the offer. A good way of doing this is to reach out to a University recruiter for that company and explain the deadline you have. Usually, they’re really helpful and can potentially help skip interviews that you were supposed to do!
In addition, if your friends were able to intern at places you’re interested in, definitely ask for a referral or to send your resume to their recruiter. This usually reduces the risk of being ghosted by that company and increases your chances of getting hired!
Once you finally sign, definitely take the time to relax and enjoy. Just make sure you pass your classes and stay out of trouble

Classes:

What Classes should I take?

Should Already be Required:

Must Take:

Good to Have

How do I succeed in these classes?

rishiss: You’re more than likely coughing up hundreds, if not thousands, to attend university. It makes no sense to not take full advantage of the course and course staff.
The way I take notes: I learn from examples; I want to enter my code into the IDE to see what happens. I do a three way split; Google Docs on the left, IDE on top right and terminal (to compile, see output, make new file, etc) on bottom left. I note down the date and topic of the lecture and write questions I have in the comments on Docs. I make sure to highlight important information and possible test questions. I even share the link with friends!

In the quarters where I followed the steps above, I never got a grade lower than an A-.

Dealing with Bad Professors

During your time in college, you’re likely going to have at least one bad professor that might make it worse if you have to go to class. If that’s the case, it’s definitely fine to not go to class (as long as it’s not mandatory). However, if you do decide not to go, you must make sure you learn the material, so you won’t be behind on the coursework and studying for tests. In addition, you should be doing something productive on the side. If you don’t go to class and spend the time watching Netflix or playing video games, you’re losing time that you can spend on something that might be fun and can help you in the long run.

You can take Graduate Courses!?

chaitu65c: A highly underutilized set of courses you can take would be graduate courses. Graduate courses are usually very specialized in certain fields. If you were able to take all the undergraduate courses you wanted and still have spare classes to fill out, I'd recommend researching into taking Graduate courses! They’re a good way to build out your specialization and learn new, cool stuff! In addition, if you’re looking for classes to reach the required number of CS courses needed, your CS department might allow you to make the course count towards your degree!

Projects

They're super important.

How do I succeed in class projects?

Personal Projects and your CS Career

rishiss: Projects are your saving grace, especially if you are lacking work experience. They show technical aptitude, willingness to take initiative, and leadership. I’ve seen people with only projects on their resume get positions at the Big N. Projects are good ways to expand your knowledge of CS as the possibilities are endless! It is best to have a variety of projects dealing with a variety of technologies. As such, you can open yourself up to more positions and have more talking points during the interview.
I tend to edit the ‘Project’ Section of my resume with relevant projects and technologies. For instance, if I made a full stack web application and applied to a DevOps organization, I would highlight my AWS, CI/CD, and Terraform experiences more than my React/Node js work.
It is recommend the project is about something that motivates you and are passionate about e.g. video games, movies, books, sports, etc., as it is very easy to give up half way due to stress or lack of motivation/interest.
Like anything else in Computer Science, projects require you to break it down into smaller pieces. Start with the end in mind and draw out the intended architecture/functionalities. Start with what you know and research on the parts you don't know after that. You will be using these skills often in industry for any project/feature planning.
Spending 15-30 minutes a day is all you need to make a successful personal project. Don't make excuses and get coding!

Open Source Contributions

If you’ve ever noticed popular github repositories such as torvalds/linux, these are repositories where people from all over the world can report issues with it and someone can fix it. If you are able to make a contribution to a huge open source repository, it looks really good on your resume.

Hackathons

What are Hackathons?

Hackathons are large scale coding events, where students from around the area come together and collaborate - usually in teams of 4 (but you can go solo or with a partner!) - to build some software. Companies like Amazon, Northrop Grumman, Google, and Twilio sponsor awards related to best use of their technology. After 24 - 48 hours of intensive coding, participants submit their projects, whether it be an Android video game, Chrome Extension, productivity web app, etc. Submissions are shared with the companies and other hackathon organizers, where they select the best projects and award teams with swag like keyboards, gift cards, and even summer internships at their company.
Participating in hackathons are one of the best ways to hone your coding skills, network with companies and other students, and get free comfy T-shirts. It is also one of the best ways to gain industry knowledge, as representatives from these companies and hackathon organizers create numerous workshops and answer any questions you may have. Winning awards at these hackathons are also great resume boosters and talking points during interviews.
The biggest hackathon organizer is Major League Hacking. Visit their website, and you can see all the hackathons (remote or local) they are partnered with. Make to be on the lookout for application release dates from the hackathons and apply early.
With Covid, you may miss out on the free goodies and the in-person networking with students and professionals. However, most hackathons are accepting many more applicants due to it being virtual/remote this year.

What Should I Do At Hacakathons?

Take advantage of the resources available at hackathons. You’re attending a mini CS conference and should be, besides coding, networking with professionals, learning about the different companies, attending workshops, asking technical/non-technical questions to mentors, and getting as much free shit as you can get. Besides T-Shirts, companies give out vouchers to their services, applications to their internship and full-time positions, pillows, notebooks, water bottles, sweaters, and even backpacks.
If you’re looking to get an award, judges at hackathons care a lot about the pitch and the idea rather than the actual execution of the idea. Having an idea beforehand is also helpful, so you can spend your time focusing on the MVP.

Friends and Networking

chaitu65c: I think it’s definitely useful if you have two different friend groups: One dedicated to career and Non-Career Group.
Career Group - When making a friend group dedicated to career, try to be the dumbest person in the group, you’re definitely going to learn a lot from them as you soak up knowledge! Best ways of meeting friends who are career-driven can be through major specific orientation (actually how I met rishiss), courses, major related clubs, etc.
Non-Career Group - While having a group that motivates you for your career is important, it’s also important to have another friend group that can help you relax and to enjoy your time! A really good way to find these friend groups can be anywhere from your hall to General Education courses, social clubs like Circle K, fraternities/ sororities(if that’s your cup of tea) and others!
This is what has worked for us; no need to follow this exact format.

Resume

rishiss: Here are the few take-aways on writing a resume that gets through the ATS.

Searching for Internships

Searching for internships in CS is really different and harder from searching for internships in other professions. CS internship interview processes are often longer and much more technical on what you have learned as a CS major. We've prepped 2-3 months beforehand on CS concepts, whiteboarding, etc.

Timeline

This timeline primarily focuses on large, non-government/defense companies or competitive startups. This also assume you are applying for a summer internship.
August - September: Applications are opened to the public. Make sure to look out for positions and apply early, as most companies admit students on a rolling basis. A site that we used often is Apply.fyi. After applying, you may receive an automated (< 48 hours) invitation to complete an Online Assessment, consisting of multiple choice and/or coding questions about Data Structures, Algorithms, and Run Time Complexity. You will have usually 1-2 weeks to complete the assessment. Please that you may be rejected if you are not able to pass 90% of the questions on the assessment: Please also note that you may be instantly rejected due to things out of your control like years of experience, cancellation of internship, internal corporate issues, and more. Don't take rejections too seriously; just keep applying!
October - November: After passing the resume screen and the OA, you will be contacted by the company's recruiter for a phone screen. During the screen, you will probably be asked a few confirmation questions about your resume, sponsorship, years of experience with X, etc. and minor behavioral questions like what made you apply for this position, what are you pursuing outside of class, etc. You may also receive questions about your CS fundamentals e.g. what is a hashtable, whats the difference between a process and a thread, what is the runtime complexity of sorting a string, etc. As long as you're cool and confident (and not cringe/edgy), this part should be a breeze.
November - Mid January: If you made it through the two Thanos snaps, you will be invited to an onsite “Power-Day,” where interviewees attend 2-4 whiteboard interviews while being grilled on their technical skills and projects. Some companies make applicants go through a panel interview, where a team of 2-5 Software Engineers grill you on technical questions and your resume. You are often pampered with free travel, food, stipends, etc.
December - February: If you were deemed a good fit by the hiring committee, you will be extended an offer to intern at the company during the upcoming summer for 10-12 weeks. Remember, nothing is final until you receive an offer letter in your inbox. Some companies may also place you on a wait-list and offer you a spot if someone were to reject their offer letter.
For government orgs, defense companies, and smaller organizations, the recruiting season starts in February/March and usually ends in April and May. After applying online and passing the resume screen, you will usually be immediately pushed to an on-site interview. Most likely, you will be interviewing with your future boss/co-worker.
Please note that internships are not only offered in the summer, they are provided in the Fall, Winter, and Spring (rare) as well. The competition for these internships is usually lower, and the process usually starts 3-4 months beforehand.

How to get the Interview

Besides following resume tips, make sure to apply to as many places as you can. To get our first internships, we recall applying to approximately 250-300 places before we secured our internship plans for that summer. Also, if you do get ghosted, don’t take it personally, usually, university recruiters often spend so much time reviewing a lot of applications.
Other precautions to take to get noticed are to try attending career fairs if you can, you might be able to get an interview(worst case, free swag!). Other than that, try reaching out to upperclassmen or friends you know that interned and ask for referrals. It’s one of the best ways to get noticed!

What to expect

As part of the interview process, there’s 4 types of interviews that you should make sure you know.
Behavioral Interview: These interviews ask you questions about culture fit such as “Why are you a good candidate” and “Tell me about a time when you ...”
Coding/Technical Interview: These interviews ask you questions similar to what you see on Leetcode and Hackerrank. These interviews are designed to test your Data Structures and Algorithms knowledge.
System Design: System Design involves the interviewer testing your building to design a service/software and test your knowledge of understanding what things to use for the task and how you will integrate them together. You’re definitely not expected to know this and it’s not likely you’re gonna get asked this. Places that could ask you this are Unicorns, Trading Companies and Hedge Funds, and Big Established Companies.
Concurrency/Low Level Interviews: If the company’s biggest product involves low level principles such as networking principles and kernel stuff, there’s a possibility you can get asked this. Places that come to mind are hardware companies and trading firms.
Some companies may adopt only one of these interviews and some may adopt all.

How to Ace the Interview

It’s highly recommended that you look up the interview experiences that other students have faced so that you can potentially filter out companies with red flags and know what questions to expect. Common sources to search up on this would be Reddit (csMajors and cscareerquestions), Jumpstart (Relatively new portal for students), Glassdoor and maybe Blind (Aside from the toxic TC or GTFO culture, they do give good advice on interviews). With that said, here’s some advice we have when you approach each kind of interview we’ve seen.

Advice on Behavioral Interviews

Use the STAR method when describing your experiences. Being quantifiable with the impact of your actions will impress the interviewer.

Advice on Technical Interviews

Begin by reviewing your notes from the Data Structures and Algorithms class. Do not proceed further until you know how to implement these DS and As from scratch with the language of your choice(If you do know python, it’s recommended as there’s a lot of builtin features!). After doing so, we highly recommend a book like CTCI and EPI to gain a review on programming language details and your DS and As. Then, visit sites like LeetCode to practice real questions from major companies. A Facebook Engineer completed 600 LC problems and compiled the most important ones into a list here. During the interview, make sure to talk out loud about possible approaches and tradeoffs before whiteboarding. It is perfectly acceptable (often recommended) to ask the interviewer to ask questions about the problem and get clarification. Once you have an idea in mind and have talked about it with your interviewer, begin whiteboarding. While you talk about the final idea you want to use, write out pseudo code and comments about all the steps you need to implement in order to finish coding your solution. After that, start coding. Make sure to have proper function headers, syntax, spacing, classes/structs, imports, etc. After coding your solution, give a brief explanation and attempt to make it run with less space and in less time (if your solution is not as efficient as you think it can be).

Advice on System Design

These are somewhat hard to approach if you don’t have experience ever doing it. If you do have experience designing and building services in your spare time and as part of your work experience, definitely rely on your experience. An important thing is to definitely ask clarifying questions. There might be hidden requirements you didn’t think about that could drastically change the way you approach the solution.

Advice on Concurrency/Low level

Understand basic principles such as Processes vs Threads (A lot of people don’t know the difference!)TCP vs UDP and how to make an application thread safe. Other than that, it’s recommended that you familiarize yourself with basic OS concepts such as Deadlocks, locks that you can utilize to make an application thread safe, etc.

Searching for Full Time Jobs:

The big bucks.
The process for finding a Full-Time Job is usually very similar to finding an Internship. There’s three main differences are:
  1. Harder Questions. Ex: Google usually asks Leetcode Mediums to Hards + the special Leetcode Hard question that Google asks it’s applicants (they create a new one every year).
  2. More Rounds of Interviewing: For example, Microsoft makes interns do 2 rounds while New Grads do 4 rounds during the onsite part of the process.
  3. Compensation: Interns usually get an hourly rate and, possibly, a housing stipend. New grads, however, are given a yearly salary and, possibly, a sign-on bonus, stocks, and benefits e.g. health insurance, vacation days, etc.
The process for finding a Full-time Job won’t really change as much as finding an internship, but keep in mind that the bar is higher. This is probably the biggest reason why you should look into interning early; by getting an offer at the place you like, you don’t need to go through the daunting process of finding a full-time role.
Get as many offers as you can this time around, so you can negotiate and select the position, company, compensation, and location that works best for you.

Negotiation

Negotiation is a really powerful tool that you can use in the interview process, even as an intern. There’s a lot of guides to negotiation and we recommend Nick Singh’s guide (Look at his LinkedIn and newsletters) for more.

Final Thoughts

University is a probably the most important time of your life and a foundational block of your CS Career. Like any foundation, it must be sturdy and takes a tremendous amount and energy of time to develop. Take advantage of all the resources (like this one) you can get your hands on. Definitely learn from the mistakes people have made and make sure you don’t repeat the same mistakes.
‘Stay hungry. Stay foolish’ - Steve Jobs
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2020.09.17 06:53 rishiss A /r/cscareerquestions College Survival Guide

A /cscareerquestions College Survival Guide

With our final school year beginning, we were reflecting on how lost and confused we were when we first started university. We made a lot of mistakes (still am) along the way, but we’re in a much better place after learning from them and constantly putting ourselves out there. In hopes of shining some light and helping others, we decided to make a comprehensive guide for university students – based on our knowledge/experiences - on how to start your successful CS Career (or gain the wisdom to avoid CS altogether, more on this later).
rishiss Background: I am a 4th year student at UC Irvine majoring in Software Engineering. I am an incoming Software Engineer at a F100 company (received return offer after interning this summer). Before that, I interned at an R & D center for space, a small cloud company, and a small IT company. I have a 3.65 GPA, won a few awards at startup competitions/hackathons, and remain pretty active in my schools CS organizations.
chaitu65c Background: I’m a 4th year student at UC Irvine majoring in Computer Science. I’m currently a SWE Intern at a Unicorn and just wrapped up my 2nd internship at a Live Streaming Company(you can most likely tell who they are if you browse my history LOL). Before this, I interned at my school’s IT department, did research under a professor, and worked on a few small startups that other UCI students were building. I have a 3.3 GPA, won some awards along rishiss and was pretty active in my school’s CS clubs.
Disclaimer: “But rishiss/ and chaitu65c, you don’t work at a Big N, go to a target CS school, why should I take your advice?” You’re absolutely right; we are, by no means, ‘up there’ like some other folks on this sub. And, you don’t have to take our advice! Simply close this tab and do whatever else you want 😊. Our intent is to guide and prepare uni students for a CS career they enjoy, not work at Big N or get the highest TC. Life is much more than a dick-measuring contest, and the earlier you learn that the better.
We have also created a guide with our own personal advice/stories

Please, take this advice with a grain of salt. we’re not Tony Robinson or Tim Apple, we’re just two random reddit users.

Table of Contents:

This guide is divided into the following sections:

Is CS Right For Me?

The way we see it, there’s 3 types of people pursuing CS.
  1. Those who know CS isn’t for them – They’re in it for the money, to appease their parents, for a minorequirement, some external factor. They hated programming while taking the introductory CS course and just try to get done with their class/degree ASAP.
Advice: The majority of people who fall under this usually burn out quickly, as they aren’t motivated enough to learn the material and to apply themselves. This usually leads to them cheating and getting kicked out of their major, minor, or university altogether. Even if you manage to earn a degree, we've seen a large number of these folks endure a 'pre-mature' mid-life crisis or simply get fired from their jobs. Before you even start this major, you should definitely understand that this isn’t going to be easy, and you do have to put in a lot of effort to succeed. If this isn’t your cup of tea, definitely look into switching into another major you like.
Some folks are really passionate about technology, but don't want to pursue an entire Computer Science major or see themselves as Software Engineers. That's completely ok! Try looking into related majors or minors. We know many students who switched from CS to majors like Informatics, Business Information Management, and Economics and are thriving in tech-related roles like Data Analytics, Product Management, UI/UX Design, and Technical Recruiting. CS is not (and should not be) for everyone, and there is no shame in having the wisdom quit and move on.
  1. Those who don’t know if CS is for them – Where most of the CS community is IMO. These folks (like me, rishiss) are riddled with something called Imposter Syndrome: “the constant feeling of not being good enough or knowing enough to do your job well.”
Advice: For students, really take the time to learn and be open to anything you go through. Try sticking it out until you've taken a Data Structures course, one of the harder, more important courses out there. If you're not understanding the material or just aren't having fun with it, it’s definitely ok to switch majors/careers. Otherwise, CS just might be the career for you! Give it your best shot!
Admittedly, it's hard to provide stronger insight to overcoming Imposter Syndrome, as I am afflicted by it as well. For me, my IS derives from constantly comparing myself to others and confusing inexperience with incompetency. As such, I continue to work and focus on myself and take baby steps towards smaller goals I set out for myself. Knowing that I've put the effort to improve myself by just 1% everyday has made me a lot more confident.
  1. Those who know for a fact CS is for them – The diamonds in the rough. Learning and practicing CS material gives them a euphoric high.
Advice: Broaden your scope and learn new areas of CS! Who knows, you might find another new field that you really want to work in. Other than that, definitely make new friends regardless of whether they’re a CS major or not. Even try pursuing other hobbies like weightlifting, reading, dancing, or even public speaking. Don't limit yourself!

Freshman Year

We recommend not taking more than 3-4 classes in your first quartesemester, as you shouold keep an ample amount of time to go to professional/social events, make new friends and hang out with them, and pursue your interests.
We've seen a lot of freshmen (and upperclassmen) CS folks get cooped up in their dorm rooms playing video games and watching TV. We understand that these two are a passion for many, but please be cautious to not get consumed by them.
You have the privilege of pursuing higher education, making valuable connections/memories, and setting up your CS career in the trajectory you want. This year is the best year to take advantage of all that university has to offer; make the most of it.
One of the best ways to get involved in your school’s/region’s CS community is by joining clubs like ACM and WICS and participating in hackathons (see ‘Hackathon’ section below). Try pursuing internships and positions in these organizations and events as well!
One, major issue we see with freshmen (even upperclassmen) is their ignorance on all the avenues available in the CS Industry. So we’ve tried to narrow it down (not exhaustive).
  1. Cyber Security Engineer
  2. Front-End Web Developer
  3. Backend Web Developer
  4. UI/UX Designer
  5. DevOps/Cloud/Site-Reliability Engineers
  6. Mobile Engineer
  7. QA Engineer
  8. Product Manager
  9. Data Scientist (Machine Learning/AI)
  10. Embedded Software Engineer
  11. Systems Administrator
  12. Database Administrator (The Wizards)
  13. Networking Engineer
  14. Hardware Engineer
  15. OS Developer
  16. Video Game Developer
  17. Solutions Architect/Sales EngineeTechnical Account Manager
As a freshman, definitely take the time and see if you can picture yourself doing any of the listed fields. You should open yourself to all facets of CS and not just the “hot field” like Data Science and Machine Learning. Choosing a field because it’s “exciting” will usually lead to bad results as usually, other people are thinking just like you and will lead to over-saturation.
Our recommendation is to select the top 5 fields that have piqued your interest and experiment with the field. For example, if you are interested in Mobile App Development, try learning how to build an Android app from the ground up. A simple weather app or alarm clock is completely suitable for a first project/prototype. This lets you understand what skills you would need for this field and can serve as a forecast as to what your career would look like.
You should definitely look for an internship. Ignore the people that tell you to wait until you’re a junior, as it’s going to be very hard to get an internship if you don’t have any experience. Common places that most students don’t realize are available are usually IT departments at your school and even research with professors. Researching is highly recommended as you can definitely learn more about a field you can be interested in and if you’re interested in graduate school, that’s going to be a letter of recommendation that you can ask for.
If you’re considered a minority in Computer Science, look into first and second year internship programs as they’re meant to help you succeed. Here’s some programs that come to mind:
Google STEP
Microsoft Explore
Amazon Future Engineer
Uber STARInternhip
Facebook University
Another way to get internships is to research into smaller companies in your area. If the company is very small (<100 employees), consider reaching out to the CEO on LinkedIn. They might be able to help you! Also, take advantage of university recruiting websites like Handshake to see companies that directly hire from your school. More info on how to get an internship in the ‘Searching for an Internship’ section.

Sophomore Year

Now that you have basic programming knowledge, create your own website or GitHub account and start contributing to them with small personal projects. Nobody expects you to make a full-stack MERN project hosted and scaled on AWS at this stage. Focus instead on clean code, learning a framework or two on a language you like, and creating a small, robust feature. Grow from there!
If you weren’t able to find an internship/research opportunity as a freshman, community involvement, projects, and hackathons become especially important, as they are a great way to make you stand out on your resume and to recruiters when you reapply. As you brush up on your skills, apply again, and try your luck out.

Data Structures and Algorithms

In addition, you are most likely to take a Data Structures and Algorithms course this year. Make sure you are focusing on this class and writing good notes; you will need this knowledge when interviewing for internships and full-time jobs in the near future. Here is a link to our DS and A course (in C++) for reference

Junior Year

As a junior, companies are more willing to hire you for an internship, as they are likely to convert you into a full-time employee after graduating. This transition process is much easier than interviewing, and they'll usually offer you a higher compensation package if they want to convert you to a full-time employee. As you now should have knowledge of Data Structures and Algorithms, we highly recommend looking into coding interview prep sites like LeetCode and HackerRank or purchasing a prep book like CTCI or EPI (advanced).
Continue to attend hackathons, remain active in clubs/organizations, and grow your portfolio.
Classes will be much harder; expect the time for completing projects to double and the content covered to be much more difficult. We recommend taking no more than 2-3 upper-division CS courses and balancing your load with 1-2 GE classes. You should not be taking more than 16 units (assuming 4 units per course).
Start to get an idea of what field in CS you would like to pursue. Research what it takes to be successful in that field. You can do so by looking up job postings with that title on LinkedIn and looking at the requested skill set or take a look at Roadmap.sh. If you want to learn more about a related skill set and your school doesn't offer a course, consider picking up a class on udemy.com.

Senior Year

Focus heavily on your senior capstone, project classes, etc. as they're the last thing you can put on your resume before applying for full time. By now, you should have at least 3 polished, working projects on your GitHub that you can easily talk about with your recruiter. Preferably, they're aligned with the CS field you wish to enter.
If you were able to get a return offer from an internship, congrats! However, don’t immediately sign the offer. Once you have an offer, you should still try to interview at companies that you’re interested in by the deadline of the time to accept the offer. A good way of doing this is to reach out to a University recruiter for that company and explain the deadline you have. Usually, they’re really helpful and can potentially help skip interviews that you were supposed to do!
In addition, if your friends were able to intern at places you’re interested in, definitely ask for a referral or to send your resume to their recruiter. This usually reduces the risk of being ghosted by that company and increases your chances of getting hired!
Once you finally sign, definitely take the time to relax and enjoy. Just make sure you pass your classes and stay out of trouble

Classes:

What Classes should I take?

Should Already be Required:

Must Take:

Good to Have

How do I succeed in these classes?

rishiss: You’re more than likely coughing up hundreds, if not thousands, to attend university. It makes no sense to not take full advantage of the course and course staff.
The way I take notes: I learn from examples; I want to enter my code into the IDE to see what happens. I do a three way split; Google Docs on the left, IDE on top right and terminal (to compile, see output, make new file, etc) on bottom left. I note down the date and topic of the lecture and write questions I have in the comments on Docs. I make sure to highlight important information and possible test questions. I even share the link with friends!

In the quarters where I followed the steps above, I never got a grade lower than an A-.

Dealing with Bad Professors

During your time in college, you’re likely going to have at least one bad professor that might make it worse if you have to go to class. If that’s the case, it’s definitely fine to not go to class (as long as it’s not mandatory). However, if you do decide not to go, you must make sure you learn the material, so you won’t be behind on the coursework and studying for tests. In addition, you should be doing something productive on the side. If you don’t go to class and spend the time watching Netflix or playing video games, you’re losing time that you can spend on something that might be fun and can help you in the long run.

You can take Graduate Courses!?

chaitu65c: A highly underutilized set of courses you can take would be graduate courses. Graduate courses are usually very specialized in certain fields. If you were able to take all the undergraduate courses you wanted and still have spare classes to fill out, I'd recommend researching into taking Graduate courses! They’re a good way to build out your specialization and learn new, cool stuff! In addition, if you’re looking for classes to reach the required number of CS courses needed, your CS department might allow you to make the course count towards your degree!

Projects

They're super important.

How do I succeed in class projects?

Personal Projects and your CS Career

rishiss: Projects are your saving grace, especially if you are lacking work experience. They show technical aptitude, willingness to take initiative, and leadership. I’ve seen people with only projects on their resume get positions at the Big N. Projects are good ways to expand your knowledge of CS as the possibilities are endless! It is best to have a variety of projects dealing with a variety of technologies. As such, you can open yourself up to more positions and have more talking points during the interview.
I tend to edit the ‘Project’ Section of my resume with relevant projects and technologies. For instance, if I made a full stack web application and applied to a DevOps organization, I would highlight my AWS, CI/CD, and Terraform experiences more than my React/Node js work.
It is recommend the project is about something that motivates you and are passionate about e.g. video games, movies, books, sports, etc., as it is very easy to give up half way due to stress or lack of motivation/interest.
Like anything else in Computer Science, projects require you to break it down into smaller pieces. Start with the end in mind and draw out the intended architecture/functionalities. Start with what you know and research on the parts you don't know after that. You will be using these skills often in industry for any project/feature planning.
Spending 15-30 minutes a day is all you need to make a successful personal project. Don't make excuses and get coding!

Open Source Contributions

If you’ve ever noticed popular github repositories such as torvalds/linux, these are repositories where people from all over the world can report issues with it and someone can fix it. If you are able to make a contribution to a huge open source repository, it looks really good on your resume.

Hackathons

What are Hackathons?

Hackathons are large scale coding events, where students from around the area come together and collaborate - usually in teams of 4 (but you can go solo or with a partner!) - to build some software. Companies like Amazon, Northrop Grumman, Google, and Twilio sponsor awards related to best use of their technology. After 24 - 48 hours of intensive coding, participants submit their projects, whether it be an Android video game, Chrome Extension, productivity web app, etc. Submissions are shared with the companies and other hackathon organizers, where they select the best projects and award teams with swag like keyboards, gift cards, and even summer internships at their company.
Participating in hackathons are one of the best ways to hone your coding skills, network with companies and other students, and get free comfy T-shirts. It is also one of the best ways to gain industry knowledge, as representatives from these companies and hackathon organizers create numerous workshops and answer any questions you may have. Winning awards at these hackathons are also great resume boosters and talking points during interviews.
The biggest hackathon organizer is Major League Hacking. Visit their website, and you can see all the hackathons (remote or local) they are partnered with. Make to be on the lookout for application release dates from the hackathons and apply early.
With Covid, you may miss out on the free goodies and the in-person networking with students and professionals. However, most hackathons are accepting many more applicants due to it being virtual/remote this year.

What Should I Do At Hacakathons?

Take advantage of the resources available at hackathons. You’re attending a mini CS conference and should be, besides coding, networking with professionals, learning about the different companies, attending workshops, asking technical/non-technical questions to mentors, and getting as much free shit as you can get. Besides T-Shirts, companies give out vouchers to their services, applications to their internship and full-time positions, pillows, notebooks, water bottles, sweaters, and even backpacks.
If you’re looking to get an award, judges at hackathons care a lot about the pitch and the idea rather than the actual execution of the idea. Having an idea beforehand is also helpful, so you can spend your time focusing on the MVP.

Friends and Networking

chaitu65c: I think it’s definitely useful if you have two different friend groups: One dedicated to career and Non-Career Group.
Career Group - When making a friend group dedicated to career, try to be the dumbest person in the group, you’re definitely going to learn a lot from them as you soak up knowledge! Best ways of meeting friends who are career-driven can be through major specific orientation (actually how I met rishiss), courses, major related clubs, etc.
Non-Career Group - While having a group that motivates you for your career is important, it’s also important to have another friend group that can help you relax and to enjoy your time! A really good way to find these friend groups can be anywhere from your hall to General Education courses, social clubs like Circle K, fraternities/ sororities(if that’s your cup of tea) and others!
This is what has worked for us; no need to follow this exact format.

Resume

rishiss: Here are the few take-aways on writing a resume that gets through the ATS.

Searching for Internships

Searching for internships in CS is really different and harder from searching for internships in other professions. CS internship interview processes are often longer and much more technical on what you have learned as a CS major. We've prepped 2-3 months beforehand on CS concepts, whiteboarding, etc.

Timeline

This timeline primarily focuses on large, non-government/defense companies or competitive startups. This also assume you are applying for a summer internship.
August - September: Applications are opened to the public. Make sure to look out for positions and apply early, as most companies admit students on a rolling basis. A site that we used often is Apply.fyi. After applying, you may receive an automated (< 48 hours) invitation to complete an Online Assessment, consisting of multiple choice and/or coding questions about Data Structures, Algorithms, and Run Time Complexity. You will have usually 1-2 weeks to complete the assessment. Please that you may be rejected if you are not able to pass 90% of the questions on the assessment: Please also note that you may be instantly rejected due to things out of your control like years of experience, cancellation of internship, internal corporate issues, and more. Don't take rejections too seriously; just keep applying!
October - November: After passing the resume screen and the OA, you will be contacted by the company's recruiter for a phone screen. During the screen, you will probably be asked a few confirmation questions about your resume, sponsorship, years of experience with X, etc. and minor behavioral questions like what made you apply for this position, what are you pursuing outside of class, etc. You may also receive questions about your CS fundamentals e.g. what is a hashtable, whats the difference between a process and a thread, what is the runtime complexity of sorting a string, etc. As long as you're cool and confident (and not cringe/edgy), this part should be a breeze.
November - Mid January: If you made it through the two Thanos snaps, you will be invited to an onsite “Power-Day,” where interviewees attend 2-4 whiteboard interviews while being grilled on their technical skills and projects. Some companies make applicants go through a panel interview, where a team of 2-5 Software Engineers grill you on technical questions and your resume. You are often pampered with free travel, food, stipends, etc.
December - February: If you were deemed a good fit by the hiring committee, you will be extended an offer to intern at the company during the upcoming summer for 10-12 weeks. Remember, nothing is final until you receive an offer letter in your inbox. Some companies may also place you on a wait-list and offer you a spot if someone were to reject their offer letter.
For government orgs, defense companies, and smaller organizations, the recruiting season starts in February/March and usually ends in April and May. After applying online and passing the resume screen, you will usually be immediately pushed to an on-site interview. Most likely, you will be interviewing with your future boss/co-worker.
Please note that internships are not only offered in the summer, they are provided in the Fall, Winter, and Spring (rare) as well. The competition for these internships is usually lower, and the process usually starts 3-4 months beforehand.

How to get the Interview

Besides following resume tips, make sure to apply to as many places as you can. To get our first internships, we recall applying to approximately 250-300 places before we secured our internship plans for that summer. Also, if you do get ghosted, don’t take it personally, usually, university recruiters often spend so much time reviewing a lot of applications.
Other precautions to take to get noticed are to try attending career fairs if you can, you might be able to get an interview(worst case, free swag!). Other than that, try reaching out to upperclassmen or friends you know that interned and ask for referrals. It’s one of the best ways to get noticed!

What to expect

As part of the interview process, there’s 4 types of interviews that you should make sure you know.
Behavioral Interview: These interviews ask you questions about culture fit such as “Why are you a good candidate” and “Tell me about a time when you ...”
Coding/Technical Interview: These interviews ask you questions similar to what you see on Leetcode and Hackerrank. These interviews are designed to test your Data Structures and Algorithms knowledge.
System Design: System Design involves the interviewer testing your building to design a service/software and test your knowledge of understanding what things to use for the task and how you will integrate them together. You’re definitely not expected to know this and it’s not likely you’re gonna get asked this. Places that could ask you this are Unicorns, Trading Companies and Hedge Funds, and Big Established Companies.
Concurrency/Low Level Interviews: If the company’s biggest product involves low level principles such as networking principles and kernel stuff, there’s a possibility you can get asked this. Places that come to mind are hardware companies and trading firms.
Some companies may adopt only one of these interviews and some may adopt all.

How to Ace the Interview

It’s highly recommended that you look up the interview experiences that other students have faced so that you can potentially filter out companies with red flags and know what questions to expect. Common sources to search up on this would be Reddit (csMajors and cscareerquestions), Jumpstart (Relatively new portal for students), Glassdoor and maybe Blind (Aside from the toxic TC or GTFO culture, they do give good advice on interviews). With that said, here’s some advice we have when you approach each kind of interview we’ve seen.

Advice on Behavioral Interviews

Use the STAR method when describing your experiences. Being quantifiable with the impact of your actions will impress the interviewer.

Advice on Technical Interviews

Begin by reviewing your notes from the Data Structures and Algorithms class. Do not proceed further until you know how to implement these DS and As from scratch with the language of your choice(If you do know python, it’s recommended as there’s a lot of builtin features!). After doing so, we highly recommend a book like CTCI and EPI to gain a review on programming language details and your DS and As. Then, visit sites like LeetCode to practice real questions from major companies. A Facebook Engineer completed 600 LC problems and compiled the most important ones into a list here. During the interview, make sure to talk out loud about possible approaches and tradeoffs before whiteboarding. It is perfectly acceptable (often recommended) to ask the interviewer to ask questions about the problem and get clarification. Once you have an idea in mind and have talked about it with your interviewer, begin whiteboarding. While you talk about the final idea you want to use, write out pseudo code and comments about all the steps you need to implement in order to finish coding your solution. After that, start coding. Make sure to have proper function headers, syntax, spacing, classes/structs, imports, etc. After coding your solution, give a brief explanation and attempt to make it run with less space and in less time (if your solution is not as efficient as you think it can be).

Advice on System Design

These are somewhat hard to approach if you don’t have experience ever doing it. If you do have experience designing and building services in your spare time and as part of your work experience, definitely rely on your experience. An important thing is to definitely ask clarifying questions. There might be hidden requirements you didn’t think about that could drastically change the way you approach the solution.

Advice on Concurrency/Low level

Understand basic principles such as Processes vs Threads (A lot of people don’t know the difference!)TCP vs UDP and how to make an application thread safe. Other than that, it’s recommended that you familiarize yourself with basic OS concepts such as Deadlocks, locks that you can utilize to make an application thread safe, etc.

Searching for Full Time Jobs:

The big bucks.
The process for finding a Full-Time Job is usually very similar to finding an Internship. There’s three main differences are:
  1. Harder Questions. Ex: Google usually asks Leetcode Mediums to Hards + the special Leetcode Hard question that Google asks it’s applicants (they create a new one every year).
  2. More Rounds of Interviewing: For example, Microsoft makes interns do 2 rounds while New Grads do 4 rounds during the onsite part of the process.
  3. Compensation: Interns usually get an hourly rate and, possibly, a housing stipend. New grads, however, are given a yearly salary and, possibly, a sign-on bonus, stocks, and benefits e.g. health insurance, vacation days, etc.
The process for finding a Full-time Job won’t really change as much as finding an internship, but keep in mind that the bar is higher. This is probably the biggest reason why you should look into interning early; by getting an offer at the place you like, you don’t need to go through the daunting process of finding a full-time role.
Get as many offers as you can this time around, so you can negotiate and select the position, company, compensation, and location that works best for you.

Negotiation

Negotiation is a really powerful tool that you can use in the interview process, even as an intern. There’s a lot of guides to negotiation and we recommend Nick Singh’s guide (Look at his LinkedIn and newsletters) for more.

Final Thoughts

University is a probably the most important time of your life and a foundational block of your CS Career. Like any foundation, it must be sturdy and takes a tremendous amount and energy of time to develop. Take advantage of all the resources (like this one) you can get your hands on. Definitely learn from the mistakes people have made and make sure you don’t repeat the same mistakes.
‘Stay hungry. Stay foolish’ - Steve Jobs
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2020.09.11 09:10 _longtimelistener [OC] 20/21 is the first season since 05/06 where no PL team changed their manager during the summer

Counting only managerial changes that happen after one season ends, and before the next season begins, and for teams that are about to start the new PL season.
20/21
No changes. Dates of when each manager was appointed:

Managerial changes each summer

Listed as Club: departing manager to appointed manager - date of appointment.
19/20
18/19
17/18
16/17
15/16
14/15
13/14
12/13
11/12
10/11
09/10
08/09
07/08
06/07
05/06 No Changes. Dates of when each manager was appointed and when he left.
Notes - All data collected and sourced from Transfermarkt - You can always count on Chelsea to keep it interesting. - If you notice any mistake or missing changes, please add it in the comments. - I hope I'm correct in titling this as OC. It's just collecting the data. - I really resisted adding a cheeky Opta-style Continuity in the title, but maybe couldn't resist telling you about it.
Edit/Corrections - Wanger OUT, Wenger IN. I'm filled with shame to misspell the name of a legendary manager like Arsenal Wanger. - Graemem Souness left to work in television, replaced in the list by his more-famous brother Graeme. - People in the comments were kind to add the appointments of: Jol (11/12), Clarke (12/13), Irvine (14/15), Sánchez Flores (15/16), Mazzarri (16/17), de Boer (17/18), and Ranieri (15/16) who was 1:5000 odds to be added to this list, but still made it, making him the best summer appointment of all times.
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2020.09.10 04:17 BuccosBot Post Game Thread: The Pirates fell to the White Sox by a score of 8-1 - Wed, Sep 09 @ 07:05 PM EDT

White Sox @ Pirates - Wed, Sep 09

Game Status: Final - Score: 8-1 White Sox

Links & Info

White Sox Batters AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG OBP SLG
1 Anderson, T - SS 4 0 1 0 1 1 2 .350 .391 .586
2 Moncada - 3B 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 .248 .337 .404
3 Grandal - 1B 5 1 1 1 0 1 2 .254 .366 .449
4 Abreu - DH 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 .311 .354 .599
5 Jiménez - LF 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 .280 .316 .547
6 Robert - CF 4 1 1 0 0 3 4 .265 .329 .536
7 McCann, J - C 3 2 2 4 0 1 1 .333 .392 .580
8 Mazara - RF 3 1 1 0 1 2 0 .242 .317 .286
9 Madrigal - 2B 4 0 1 2 0 1 1 .380 .404 .420
Totals 37 8 11 8 3 10 11
White Sox
BATTING: 2B: Moncada (7, Bashlor); Jiménez (10, Tropeano). HR: McCann, J 2 (5, 3rd inning off Brubaker, 0 on, 0 out, 6th inning off Brubaker, 1 on, 1 out). TB: Abreu; Anderson, T; Grandal; Jiménez 2; Madrigal; Mazara; McCann, J 8; Moncada 3; Robert. RBI: Grandal (21); Madrigal 2 (6); McCann, J 4 (12); Moncada (20). 2-out RBI: Madrigal 2; Moncada. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Anderson, T; Grandal 2; McCann, J. SF: McCann, J. Team RISP: 3-for-8. Team LOB: 6.
FIELDING: E: Grandal (2, throw); McCann, J (4, catcher interference). DP: (Moncada-Madrigal-Grandal).
Pirates Batters AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG OBP SLG
1 Frazier, A - LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .236 .302 .338
Riddle - 1B 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 .156 .191 .267
2 González, E - SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .279 .305 .451
3 Reynolds, B - CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .181 .273 .323
4 Moran - 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .257 .344 .504
Martin, J - LF 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .250 .000
5 Polanco, G - RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .150 .205 .336
6 Bell - DH 3 0 1 0 1 1 3 .209 .285 .317
7 Hayes - 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .333 .407 .667
8 Newman - 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .240 .284 .304
9 Stallings - C 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .284 .370 .409
Totals 31 1 4 0 5 5 16
Pirates
BATTING: 2B: Moran (7, Dunning). TB: Bell; Frazier, A; Moran 2; Riddle. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bell 2; Stallings; Newman. GIDP: González, E. Team RISP: 0-for-5. Team LOB: 9.
FIELDING: E: Polanco, G (2, fielding).
White Sox Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR P-S ERA
Dunning (W, 1-0) 6.0 3 0 0 1 3 0 78-51 2.70
Gonzalez, G 2.0 1 1 0 3 2 0 46-25 4.73
Cishek 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 13-9 5.51
Totals 9.0 4 1 0 5 5 0
Pirates Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR P-S ERA
Brubaker (L, 1-1) 5.1 7 7 7 2 5 2 98-66 5.34
Bashlor 0.2 2 1 1 1 0 0 19-11 8.64
Tropeano 3.0 2 0 0 0 5 0 46-29 0.84
Totals 9.0 11 8 8 3 10 2
Game Info
WP: Gonzalez, G.
Pitches-strikes: Dunning 78-51; Gonzalez, G 46-25; Cishek 13-9; Brubaker 98-66; Bashlor 19-11; Tropeano 46-29.
Groundouts-flyouts: Dunning 10-3; Gonzalez, G 1-2; Cishek 0-2; Brubaker 7-2; Bashlor 0-0; Tropeano 2-1.
Batters faced: Dunning 22; Gonzalez, G 11; Cishek 4; Brubaker 25; Bashlor 5; Tropeano 11.
Inherited runners-scored: Gonzalez, G 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Meals. 1B: Jordan Baker. 2B: Jeremy Riggs. 3B: Jeremie Rehak.
Weather: 84 degrees, Clear.
Wind: 5 mph, In From CF.
First pitch: 7:07 PM.
T: 3:08.
Venue: PNC Park.
September 9, 2020
Inning Scoring Play Score
Top 3 James McCann homers (4) on a line drive to center field. 1-0 CWS
Top 4 Yasmani Grandal singles on a ground ball to center fielder Bryan Reynolds. Yoan Moncada scores. 2-0 CWS
Top 4 James McCann out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Bryan Reynolds. Yasmani Grandal scores. 3-0 CWS
Top 4 Nick Madrigal singles on a ground ball to center fielder Bryan Reynolds. Jose Abreu scores. Eloy Jimenez scores. Nomar Mazara to 2nd. 5-0 CWS
Top 6 James McCann homers (5) on a line drive to left center field. Luis Robert scores. 7-0 CWS
Top 6 Yoan Moncada doubles (7) on a line drive to left fielder Adam Frazier. Nomar Mazara scores. Tim Anderson to 3rd. 8-0 CWS
Bottom 8 Gregory Polanco reaches on catcher interference by James McCann. JT Riddle scores. Bryan Reynolds to 3rd. Jason Martin to 2nd. Gregory Polanco to 1st. 8-1 CWS
Team Highlight
CWS James McCann's solo home run (00:00:25)
CWS Yasmani Grandal's RBI single (00:00:25)
CWS James McCann's sacrifice fly (00:00:13)
CWS Nick Madrigal's two-run single (00:00:20)
CWS José Abreu singles after review (00:00:29)
PIT Clemente honored in Pittsburgh (00:03:31)
CWS James McCann's two-run home run (00:00:30)
PIT Bucs give tribute to Clemente (00:01:11)
CWS Yoán Moncada's RBI double (00:00:25)
CWS Yoán Moncada's barehanded grab (00:00:23)
CWS Abreu's overturned single (00:01:23)
PIT Clemente Jr. joins the booth (00:05:51)
PIT JT Brubaker K's Tim Anderson (00:00:05)
CWS Steve Cishek secures the win (00:00:17)
PIT JT Riddle scores (00:00:25)
CWS White Sox vs. Pirates Recap 9/9 (00:03:45)
CWS CG: [email protected] - 9/9/20 (00:05:46)
CWS James McCann two-homer game (00:01:05)
CWS Dane Dunning's first win (00:00:37)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB
White Sox 0 0 1 4 0 3 0 0 0 8 11 2 6
Pirates 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 1 9

Around the Division

MIL 19 @ DET 0 - Final
CIN 3 @ CHC 0 - Game Over
Next Pirates Game: Fri, Sep 11, 08:05 PM EDT @ Royals (1 day)
Last Updated: 09/09/2020 11:12:40 PM EDT
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2020.09.09 22:05 chisoxbot GAME THREAD: White Sox (26-16) @ Pirates (14-26) - Wed Sep 9 @ 6:05 PM

White Sox (26-16) @ Pirates (14-26)

First Pitch: 6:05 PM at PNC Park
Pitcher TV Radio
White Sox Dane Dunning (0-0, 3.86 ERA) NBCSCH WGN
Pirates JT Brubaker (1-0, 3.96 ERA) ATTP KDKA
MLB Fangraphs Brooks Baseball Reddit Stream Discord
Gameday Game Graph Strikezone Map Live Comments /baseball Discord

Pitcher Notes

Team Notes
White Sox The rookie fell one out short of qualifying for his first career victory in his start on Sunday, allowing three runs over 4 2/3 innings. Wednesday’s start will be his first Interleague action.
Pirates Brubaker took another step forward as he earned his first career win against the Cubs on Thursday. The righty struck out five in as many innings and seems to be further cementing a spot in the Bucs' 2021 rotation every time he takes the mound.

Line Score - Game Over

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
CWS 0 0 1 4 0 3 0 0 0 8 11 2
PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 1

Box Score

PIT AB R H RBI BB SO BA
LF Frazier, A 3 0 1 0 0 0 .236
1B Riddle 2 1 1 0 0 0 .156
SS González, E 4 0 0 0 0 0 .279
CF Reynolds, B 3 0 0 0 1 0 .181
1B Moran 3 0 1 0 0 0 .257
LF Martin, J 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
RF Polanco, G 3 0 0 0 0 2 .150
DH Bell 3 0 1 0 1 1 .209
3B Hayes 3 0 0 0 1 1 .333
2B Newman 4 0 0 0 0 0 .240
C Stallings 3 0 0 0 1 1 .284
PIT IP H R ER BB SO P-S ERA
Brubaker 5.1 7 7 7 2 5 98-66 5.34
Bashlor 0.2 2 1 1 1 0 19-11 8.64
Tropeano 3.0 2 0 0 0 5 46-29 0.84
CWS AB R H RBI BB SO BA
SS Anderson, T 4 0 1 0 1 1 .350
3B Moncada 5 1 2 1 0 0 .248
1B Grandal 5 1 1 1 0 1 .254
DH Abreu 5 1 1 0 0 1 .311
LF Jiménez 4 1 1 0 1 0 .280
CF Robert 4 1 1 0 0 3 .265
C McCann, J 3 2 2 4 0 1 .333
RF Mazara 3 1 1 0 1 2 .242
2B Madrigal 4 0 1 2 0 1 .380
CWS IP H R ER BB SO P-S ERA
Dunning 6.0 3 0 0 1 3 78-51 2.70
Gonzalez, G 2.0 1 1 0 3 2 46-25 4.73
Cishek 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 13-9 5.51

Scoring Plays

Inning Event Score
T3 James McCann homers (4) on a line drive to center field. 0-1
T4 Yasmani Grandal singles on a ground ball to center fielder Bryan Reynolds. Yoan Moncada scores. 0-2
T4 James McCann out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Bryan Reynolds. Yasmani Grandal scores. 0-3
T4 Nick Madrigal singles on a ground ball to center fielder Bryan Reynolds. Jose Abreu scores. Eloy Jimenez scores. Nomar Mazara to 2nd. 0-5
T6 James McCann homers (5) on a line drive to left center field. Luis Robert scores. 0-7
T6 Yoan Moncada doubles (7) on a line drive to left fielder Adam Frazier. Nomar Mazara scores. Tim Anderson to 3rd. 0-8
B8 Gregory Polanco reaches on catcher interference by James McCann. JT Riddle scores. Bryan Reynolds to 3rd. Jason Martin to 2nd. Gregory Polanco to 1st. 1-8

Highlights

Description Length HD
James McCann drives a solo home run to center field 0:25 HD
Yasmani Grandal rips an RBI single to center field 0:25 HD
James McCann hits a sacrifice fly to center field 0:13 HD
Nick Madrigal rips a two-run single to center field 0:20 HD
José Abreu hits a single after the review in the 4th 0:29 HD
Roberto Clemente is remembered at PNC Park on his day 3:31 HD
James McCann belts a two-run home run in the 6th 0:30 HD
The Pirates pay tribute to the late Roberto Clemente 1:11 HD
Yoán Moncada slaps an RBI double to left field 0:25 HD
Yoán Moncada makes a barehanded grab in the 5th 0:23 HD
Abreu hits a single after the call was overturned 1:23 HD
Clemente Jr. on the impact the day has on Puerto Rico 5:51 HD
JT Brubaker strikes out Tim Anderson in the 1st 0:05 HD
Steve Cishek In play, out(s) to JT Riddle 0:14 HD

Decisions

Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher Save
Dunning (1-0, 2.70) Brubaker (1-1, 5.34)
Game ended at 9:18 PM.
Attendance Weather Wind
84°F, Clear 5 mph, In From CF
HP: Jerry Meals, 1B: Jordan Baker, 2B: Jeremy Riggs, 3B: Jeremie Rehak
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2020.09.08 07:15 displacedindavis Getting pulled/replaced in a playoff game: a history through time

Every goalie has a bad night, but when it comes to the playoffs, it especially hurts. It also feels bad when you get injured and can't play out the rest of the game. Maybe it's for the best, but no goalie wants to feel like they're not good enough or healthy enough to finish a game regardless of how good or bad the team is doing in the game or the series.
Well, this post is going to be a bit long. Goalies tend to have much shorter leashes in the playoffs not because the coaches hate them but because they really can't afford to give much momentum to the other team. Even then, pulling a goalie is still usually done more as a last resort, meaning teams that have to do so more often than not still lose.
Here goes, a list of a goalie's worst nightmare playing out. Unfortunately, I cannot reliably distinguish between getting pulled via injury vs getting pulled for an actually bad performance. Goalies are listed by name, then team, then save stats. I'll also list the final result of the game, as well as the series.
Notable oddities: incidents of pulling a goalie in a series-losing game get an (*), incidents when a team won in spite of pulling a goalie get italicized, games with more than 1 goalie getting pulled get a strikethrough.
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
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2020.09.07 01:34 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: SquaredCircle top posts from 2014-10-21 to 2020-09-06 00:51 PDT

Period: 2146.89 days
Submissions Comments
Total 999 362138
Rate (per day) 0.47 168.62
Unique Redditors 590 59964
Combined Score 5998786 12616244

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 382962 points, 67 submissions: Strike_Gently
    1. Kofi on being called the first African American champion: “I think it’s silly that people try to not count The Rock in that category. Regardless of what you look like, you are what you are. He’s black. Whether he’s half black, he’s black.” (12403 points, 1443 comments)
    2. Orton: “It took me a little time, but what I had to do was realize, Kaepernick, he wasn't shiting on the flag. He wasn't disrespecting the people that have given their lives for our freedom. He was taking a stand against police brutality.” (11866 points, 1027 comments)
    3. Kevin Owens with a video on his thoughts on COVID-19: “If you’re belittling people for wearing a mask, you’re making fun of people who are trying to do what’s best for their community.” (11740 points, 464 comments)
    4. Big Show won't wake up after a match, so the referees try to put themselves over (9919 points, 222 comments)
    5. Chuck Taylor uses a live grenade on Ciampa and feels the effect (9044 points, 581 comments)
    6. Sammy Guevara: “I’ve made stupid, inappropriate and extremely offensive comments in my past. In my idiotic mind, I thought I was being funny in using words and terms that represent nothing but horror and pain. I am truly sorry for my hurtful words and actions, and I will never forgive myself.” (8521 points, 1484 comments)
    7. HBK gets hugged by a fan in the crowd mid-match, Michaels hugs back (8107 points, 380 comments)
    8. Bray Wyatt has his own special face mask for when he goes out in public (7611 points, 321 comments)
    9. John Cena drops his title and gets the smooth assist from John Cone (7517 points, 255 comments)
    10. Jericho on a possible HOF induction: "If I continue to work for the Khan family for the rest of my life, I'll never go into the WWE Hall of Fame. I'm a hall of famer in the minds of the people who want me to be in the hall of fame. I'm a hall of famer in my mind. That's all that matters." (7263 points, 888 comments)
  2. 217417 points, 38 submissions: FuzzyWuzzyMooMoo
    1. [Royal Rumble Spoilers] Entrant #21 in the Men's Royal Rumble (13156 points, 1607 comments)
    2. [WWE Backstage Spoilers] It finally happened... (12553 points, 3172 comments)
    3. Road Dogg's reaction to seemingly hitting someone with one of the DX glow sticks at the Hall of Fame ceremony (8041 points, 344 comments)
    4. Roman Reigns: "Thank you to everyone who’s reached out...I can’t put into words what it means to me. Your energy and positivity motivate me to get better quickly to get back in the ring, but for now I’m going to spend time with my family and focus on health. Thank you - Joe/Roman" (7981 points, 432 comments)
    5. [Raw Spoilers] Damn Kurt... (7167 points, 828 comments)
    6. What is known so far about the travel issues that have left many of the WWE Talent stuck in Saudi Arabia (6830 points, 2748 comments)
    7. [AEW Double or Nothing Spoiler] Surprise appearance after the Main Event (6248 points, 1341 comments)
    8. (Raw Spoilers) Ladies and gentlemen, Braun Strowman... (6209 points, 879 comments)
    9. Roman Reigns gets distracted after seeing Dana Brooke rub oil on Sonya Deville (5997 points, 439 comments)
    10. Becky Lynch to Nia Jax: "You gave me your best sucker punch, but I got back up to destroy your whole roster. They won’t let me fight, but I’ll get back up from that too. It’s what I do. So enjoy your one free shot, because as bad as my memory is now, I haven’t forgotten you, bitch." (5958 points, 844 comments)
  3. 83439 points, 15 submissions: GetDown90
    1. Kevin Nash: "The company is called World Wrestling Entertainment. I was entertained. @StephMcMahon said we're bringing this to you to take you away from where we are. I was immersed and not watching the news. Thank you @WWE for going beyond what every other product has. Delivered!" (7785 points, 560 comments)
    2. Jake Roberts: "AEW was the first wrestling promotion that ever had a birthday party for me. That was pretty cool. They had cake and everything for everybody; it was really nice. The people at AEW are like that – Tony Khan is a wonderful man and a brilliant man." (7715 points, 488 comments)
    3. Vickie Guerrero: "I met Eddie on a blind date. I didn't get home until 4 A.M because we danced till 3 A.M. I said, 'Dad, punish me how you want. I just met the greatest guy. I don't care what my punishment is.' And we started dating ever since and it was history after that." (6360 points, 263 comments)
    4. Kane: "Bryan and I are on such opposite ends of the political spectrum. But we respect each other as human beings and value each other's opinions, so we had conversations and learned from each other. I learned a lot from Bryan, even if we didn't always agree." (6128 points, 1379 comments)
    5. Maria Kanellis: "WWE doesnt want to build new stars, they want to spike the ratings for a couple weeks to keep the investors/networks happy. What WWE doesn’t seem to get, is ratings improve when people care about the story/stars. Invest in talent, spend the time building stars, stop the laziness." (6079 points, 846 comments)
    6. Bret Hart: "Goldberg to me was one of the most unprofessional wrestlers there ever was in the business. For Bill Goldberg to be in the Hall of Fame... he hurt everybody he worked with." (6006 points, 1022 comments)
    7. Batista on his Favorite WWE Match: "It was with Rey Mysterio at a house show in Mexico. We went and gave them a pay-per-view match. We went back and got a standing ovation. Rey kicked out of my finish, we gave them every bell and whistle we could think of. That's what I wanted my career to be." (5606 points, 237 comments)
    8. Ric Flair on the Boneyard Match: "I texted Taker, 'You did it again.' That and the Fun House, it was incredible. If I'm dying as an adult who's been watching this forever, can you imagine what a 12-year-old is thinking? They gotta be going, 'Wow! Daddy this is the coolest thing!'" (5388 points, 438 comments)
    9. Luke Gallows: "When I got there (WWE) in 2016, I was pleasantly surprised because the locker room of old had changed. The old guard was gone. It wasn't everybody walking around on eggshells. I give big credit to Roman Reigns for that." (5335 points, 561 comments)
    10. Steve Austin: "I've had zero alcohol for right at 14 days now. I'm also doing my DDP Yoga shit. Hell, I'm going to jump up here and do the splits like a goddang cheerleader in a minute! I'm flexible as a motherfucker." lol (4928 points, 575 comments)
  4. 77859 points, 15 submissions: Naweezy
    1. “Motherfucker”. Stone Cold steals the Rock’s moment. (7065 points, 425 comments)
    2. Two legends with their signature rises (6617 points, 288 comments)
    3. The Rock attempts the Rock Bottom on Eddie Guerrero (6313 points, 411 comments)
    4. Wrestling 101: Don’t drop a beer Stone Cold throws you (6227 points, 206 comments)
    5. That time CM Punk and Daniel Bryan copied a spot from the Sonnen and Silvia fight on the Raw after the event (5820 points, 322 comments)
    6. Remember paper always beats the rock (5249 points, 221 comments)
    7. Scott Hall and Zack Ryder holding each other’s Intercontinental Championships 20 years apart (5098 points, 262 comments)
    8. Swig of beer for the working man (5042 points, 257 comments)
    9. Beeper. Fanny Pack. All Denim clothing. Stone Cold and The Rock. This is as 90’s as it gets (4648 points, 220 comments)
    10. HBK fools Melina who thinks he’s John Morrison (4601 points, 179 comments)
  5. 61927 points, 11 submissions: sylvester_terkay
    1. A Series of Wrestlers popping out of nowhere (8098 points, 288 comments)
    2. What reminds me of Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn lately (6535 points, 234 comments)
    3. Sami Zayn popping outta nowhere (6213 points, 198 comments)
    4. Big E meets Little E (6047 points, 245 comments)
    5. Orange Cassidy joining what he thought was a slumber party (5879 points, 206 comments)
    6. Ric Flair makes a young Hurricane fan cry (5712 points, 386 comments)
    7. Roman gets his payback (5305 points, 153 comments)
    8. It took almost 2 years for Randy to get his revenge on AJ (4993 points, 233 comments)
    9. Billie Kay breaks Peyton Royce & Cathy Kelley (4517 points, 320 comments)
    10. [Raw Spoilers] Kurt Angle having some flashbacks (4334 points, 204 comments)
  6. 61503 points, 7 submissions: RealWWE
    1. Daniel Bryan medically cleared to return to in-ring action (26808 points, 6506 comments)
    2. Rey Mysterio’s reaction to seeing AJ Styles backstage at Royal Rumble (8587 points, 493 comments)
    3. [Rumble Spoilers] This Is Brock Lesnar, Hear Him Scream - The Remix (6395 points, 180 comments)
    4. The champ Becky Lynch has a special surprise for SquaredCircle ... (5661 points, 561 comments)
    5. Hello SC from Stamford! R-Truth and Carmella are enjoying their all-expenses paid vacation to WWE HQ (5397 points, 356 comments)
    6. Not-so-official artwork for NXT TakeOver in the year 2050 (4463 points, 203 comments)
    7. I am WWE SmackDown Women's Champion Becky Lynch and the Superstar everyone wants to see at Evolution, the first-ever all-women's pay-per-view. Ask the champ anything! (And boo the woo!) (4192 points, 1738 comments)
  7. 54103 points, 10 submissions: hall198
    1. Deadspin: WWE Allows Alleged Child Sex Predator to Waltz Back Into the Ring Like Nothing Happened (8645 points, 1551 comments)
    2. Ric Flair's ringtone is set to 'Ric Flair Drip' and Charlotte is shocked by this discovery. (7829 points, 548 comments)
    3. Renee Young announces she has COVID-19 (5137 points, 983 comments)
    4. (SD Spoilers) This fan went all out for Holloween (5112 points, 153 comments)
    5. TMZ: The Columbus police department launch an investigation into Marty Jannetty's facebook comments from earlier today "We are going to look into this. The first step will be seeing if we have any missing persons or unidentified remains cases that match the limited information in the post." (4992 points, 776 comments)
    6. Tommy Dreamer: "Yesterday. AEW packed, ROH sold out, WWE tokyo packed, they ran Jackson as well. NXT Venice (packed), I did an indy (with) over 700 people. I keep reading all these other indies ran last night, So many people were entertained by professional wrestling. YESTERDAY WAS A GOOD DAY" (4575 points, 237 comments)
    7. The IIconics are amazing, pass it on. (4565 points, 433 comments)
    8. The PPV poster for Hell in a Cell (4523 points, 426 comments)
    9. (NXT Spoilers) YEET. (4420 points, 383 comments)
    10. Ric Flair: "It's Official, Charlotte Is No Longer Ric Flair's Daughter. I Am Charlotte Flair's Dad! All The Accolades That Have Come My Way Over Time Are Diminished By Her Accomplishments Now! I Am So Proud Of You Charlotte." (4305 points, 503 comments)
  8. 52599 points, 8 submissions: Bigbenn0
    1. I present to you the first and only time John Cena did a suicide dive. (8006 points, 382 comments)
    2. On this day 2 years ago, the greatest moment in WWE history happened. (7898 points, 364 comments)
    3. To be honest, this alone should get R-Truth inducted into the Hall of Fame (7364 points, 381 comments)
    4. A reminder that Ricochet isn’t human. (6457 points, 517 comments)
    5. The Usos forfeiting the Gauntlet Match out of respect for Kofi and The New Day was perfection and one of the best part of Kofimania. WWE gets a lot of criticism for their storylines and bookings and whatnot but Kofimania shows that they can be great when they want to. (6380 points, 358 comments)
    6. I often forget how crazy Bobby Lashley was back in the day. (6138 points, 387 comments)
    7. In Honor of Money in the Bank this Sunday, here’s what I think is the greatest non-Wrestlemania entrance in WWE History. I also don’t think there’ll come another time where a superstar elicit this big of a ovation off their entrance alone. (5455 points, 849 comments)
    8. John Cena and Sting congratulating a 7-Year old Girl on beating cancer after Raw went off air. (4901 points, 273 comments)
  9. 49307 points, 10 submissions: woo_hah
    1. John Cena: “I can say with the utmost sincerity that I believe Brock Lesnar is best in-ring performer that I've seen. His performance at the Rumble was a clinic on how to establish yourself, how to establish those around you, establish the championship, establish the importance of one event.” (5922 points, 853 comments)
    2. WWE confirms move to Amway Center (calling it WWE ThunderDome). There will be drone cameras and 1,000 virtual fans, with crowd audio mixed in. Kevin Dunn says pryo, smoke and projections will allow for “a big, beautiful entrance, better than WrestleMania.” (5685 points, 1123 comments)
    3. Big E on Xavier Woods: “If Woods doesn’t come up to me in 2014 and say, ‘Hey, I have an idea for a group. You want to join me?’ If that doesn’t happen, who knows if I’m even still employed here. He changed our lives. And the fact that he got the trombone over in wrestling? That’s incredible.” (5625 points, 294 comments)
    4. Drew McIntyre: “I don’t know why, but Kurt Angle chose to work with me for one of his final matches in TNA. He made me look like a million bucks. Then, a few years later in WWE, he made me look like an absolute killer. I can never thank Kurt enough for what he has done and continues to do for me.” (5314 points, 120 comments)
    5. Terry Funk on AEW: “Vince and WWE, they’re not fresh. Yes, Vince does big business. They have the best talent in the world, but they have no fresh ideas. They should be selling out every arena. Vince thinks he’s fresh, he thinks he’s the best. That’s when you get knocked on your ass.” (5128 points, 613 comments)
    6. Jake Hager: "When I look now at guys like Cesaro, guys like Bobby Lashley, they’re just lost. When I look at them, that whole cloud of doom comes right back over me. [WWE] knows exactly what they’re doing and I hate to say it, but it’s on purpose. They want you lost in there so they can control you" (4660 points, 1256 comments)
    7. Chris Jericho: “One of my mission statements in AEW is to build new talent. People complain, ‘We don’t have any idea who this people are!’ It’s only been nine weeks, and we’re focusing on one person every couple of weeks. Building new stars will make this promotion successful.” (4578 points, 491 comments)
    8. Otis on winning MITB: “I found out and was like, ‘What?’ When the briefcase got into my hands, that’s when it felt real. I remember watching the first ‘Money in the Bank’ match at WrestleMania, and it blows my mind that I woke up right next to it this morning.” (4214 points, 475 comments)
    9. Mandy Rose pitched the Otis storyline directly to Vince McMahon. It was inspired by their real-life friendship. (4093 points, 347 comments)
    10. Renee Young on WWE's reaction to her positive COVID test: "Did I feel a little slighted? I didn't really feel like anyone was all that concerned that I got sick. That bothered me for sure." (4088 points, 521 comments)
  10. 49071 points, 3 submissions: LazyCanasian
    1. Earthquake (my dad) playing Tetris while my brother and sister look on. (18154 points, 541 comments)
    2. In memory of my dad today, here he is on his birthday excited for some hot disco hits! (17092 points, 429 comments)
    3. In honor of Father’s Day, here’s Earthquake and me around 1996-1997. Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads that are still with us and those that aren’t. Much love! (13825 points, 363 comments)
  11. 47977 points, 1 submission: Macaveli54
    1. Nearly 50 hours of work, here’s my drawing of The Rock (47977 points, 1413 comments)
  12. 40346 points, 7 submissions: KhabibTime
    1. Ric Flair: I Ain't Dead Yet Mother Fuckers! WOOOOO! (11185 points, 581 comments)
    2. Big E: Sometimes you forget the dude you’ve goofed off with for the last 4+ years is a legend. Putting in an actual hour against (and DEFEATING) world champs & future HOFers was awe inspiring & humbling. Last night was one we will never forget. (5573 points, 562 comments)
    3. James Ellsworth: When I wrestled Braun Strowman the match didn't last 2 minutes, and with that neither was my WWE career suppose to. Thanks to fans all over the world, in those nearly 2 minutes I lasted a year and a half a WWE, I'll never forget what wrestling fans did for me (5366 points, 175 comments)
    4. Jon Moxley: “Pressure is having a 2-page script written by a 74-year old mad man that makes no sense, that’s gonna make you look stupid on TV” (5000 points, 737 comments)
    5. Big E: Kofi has the most days as a tag team champion in the history of WWE. Never failed a drug test. Never had a brush with the law. Always a professional to the highest degree. Give this man his flowers while he can still smell them. (4858 points, 385 comments)
    6. [WWE After The Bell] Randy Orton Confirms AJ Styles is a Flat Earther (4264 points, 1336 comments)
    7. Kayla Braxton: @WWE I’ll forego my paycheck to never see Lana and Lashley together on television again (4100 points, 448 comments)
  13. 37282 points, 7 submissions: WorkFriendlyAcct
    1. Fan misreads request for assistance. (9173 points, 306 comments)
    2. Triple H marks out for Randy Orton (5212 points, 201 comments)
    3. Picture perfect hurricanranna off the top rope to the outside. (5023 points, 182 comments)
    4. The most dramatic running clothesline in the history of professional wrestling. (4703 points, 344 comments)
    5. Daniel and Brie share a moment (4629 points, 556 comments)
    6. 30 Years of the Royal Rumble (4346 points, 638 comments)
    7. Mayoral Candidate Abuses Cheerleaders (4196 points, 128 comments)
  14. 35508 points, 1 submission: MustacheDiaries
    1. 1992 and 2020 have identical calendars so I'm using the 1992 WWF Calendar this year. (35508 points, 640 comments)
  15. 34503 points, 6 submissions: thebobbyshaw33
    1. Sign catches Rock’s attention and he’s gotta set the record straight (9731 points, 389 comments)
    2. (HIAC SPOILERS) Xpac is all of us (5967 points, 837 comments)
    3. This has to be one of the greatest photos ever captured in wrestling. (5939 points, 242 comments)
    4. Kane comes out to Slow Chemical for his victory speech. (4505 points, 559 comments)
    5. The accuracy of this tweet is amazing and even Dolph found it hilarious “undertaker 2000 & undertaker 1999” (4189 points, 185 comments)
    6. [HOF Spoilers] crowd favorite (4172 points, 270 comments)
  16. 33054 points, 3 submissions: suzukigun4life
    1. WWE has confirmed WrestleMania will not be taking place in Tampa Bay. It will instead air live on PPV/WWE Network and emanate from the WWE Performance Center. (22353 points, 4591 comments)
    2. [GRR SPOILERS] Greatest moment in Royal Rumble history? (6164 points, 498 comments)
    3. [RAW Spoilers] Superstar's update (4537 points, 821 comments)
  17. 32590 points, 5 submissions: Knoxlag
    1. "Rusev literally gave $25,000 of his own money to pay WWE production workers cause they weren’t getting paid." (9391 points, 1076 comments)
    2. 2 Generations apart (7862 points, 328 comments)
    3. Dave Meltzer: "What horrible news, Rocky Johnson passed away, Dwayne's father. Our best to Dwayne, Ricky, Ata and the entire family." (7091 points, 323 comments)
    4. Cody with some legendary company on the Jericho Cruise (4170 points, 262 comments)
    5. Photo of the new AEW faction (4076 points, 636 comments)
  18. 31221 points, 5 submissions: mcm123456
    1. That time Triple H KILLED Shawn Michaels. I'm glad he retired this dangerous move. (8396 points, 650 comments)
    2. 27 years ago to this day, WWF Champion Hulk Hogan faced IWGP Champion The Great Muta (7093 points, 837 comments)
    3. Triple H disguised as Goldust shooting Kane with a Flamethrower. You can't make this shit up... (6706 points, 412 comments)
    4. Eddie Guerrero realising he's in trouble a little too late. (4610 points, 312 comments)
    5. Booker T, Rob Van Dam and Chris Jericho stealing each other's Finishers. (4416 points, 300 comments)
  19. 26914 points, 5 submissions: will_upvote_beer
    1. Kurt Angle: “Wrestlemania is around the corner. My very last match. I know its not the old Kurt Angle everyone has wanted, but im proud knowing its the new Kurt Angle thats been clean for almost 6 years. Thank you to all those who have been supporting me through the good and bad. I love you all.” (8364 points, 508 comments)
    2. Batista turned down WWE Hall Of Fame invitation because his in-ring career is not over: "I would love to go back. I've been very vocal about that" (5233 points, 626 comments)
    3. Rusev is selling more shirts than The Shield and everyone else in WWE (4829 points, 606 comments)
    4. Jim Ross signs with All Elite Wrestling for most lucrative deal in commentary history (4310 points, 772 comments)
    5. Meltzer reporting that Fox wants Smackdown to be less comedy and more sports (4178 points, 966 comments)
  20. 26079 points, 4 submissions: KneeHighMischief
    1. CM Punk with a fantastic display of sportsmanship after Chris Hamrick suffers a gruesome knee injury (9746 points, 416 comments)
    2. Sami Zayn finds out that Ska isn't cool anymore (6840 points, 601 comments)
    3. A dazed Michael McGillicutty (Curtis Axel) thinks he got the better of Sheamus 1/19/13 (5337 points, 236 comments)
    4. Alberto El Patron has no concept of physics (4156 points, 335 comments)
  21. 25796 points, 3 submissions: Bradleyharheez
    1. TRAGIC UPDATE: LA County lifeguards confirm body found in Venice Beach is former WWE star Shad Gaspard, via @tina_patel. (15688 points, 1545 comments)
    2. R-truth crashes drake Mavericks wedding to become 24/7 champion again! (5218 points, 762 comments)
    3. Tommy dreamer posted this photo of him and Howard finkel and his sign in the background just makes me shed a tear (4890 points, 203 comments)
  22. 24259 points, 4 submissions: AJ-Naka-Zayn-Owens
    1. Eddie Guerrero wins the 100M race (8565 points, 286 comments)
    2. Kurt Angle reverses everything The Undertaker does into an Ankle Lock (5774 points, 438 comments)
    3. Eddie Guerrero’s last cheeky smile before he would sadly pass away (5559 points, 282 comments)
    4. Great sequence from Adam Cole at NXT Takeover NOLA (4361 points, 315 comments)
  23. 24199 points, 1 submission: serenawilliams
    1. kn0thing said you all wanted to see the belt. Banana for scale. (24199 points, 990 comments)

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  2. 1992 and 2020 have identical calendars so I'm using the 1992 WWF Calendar this year. by MustacheDiaries (35508 points, 640 comments)
  3. Daniel Bryan medically cleared to return to in-ring action by RealWWE (26808 points, 6506 comments)
  4. kn0thing said you all wanted to see the belt. Banana for scale. by serenawilliams (24199 points, 990 comments)
  5. WWE has confirmed WrestleMania will not be taking place in Tampa Bay. It will instead air live on PPV/WWE Network and emanate from the WWE Performance Center. by suzukigun4life (22353 points, 4591 comments)
  6. (Wrestlemania Spoilers) Surprise at Wrestlemania. by boundedwum (19319 points, 1975 comments)
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  8. Earthquake (my dad) playing Tetris while my brother and sister look on. by LazyCanasian (18154 points, 541 comments)
  9. Good Guy Shawn Michaels helps kid with Down Syndrome who jumped the fence by ClintEastwood41 (17590 points, 822 comments)
  10. In memory of my dad today, here he is on his birthday excited for some hot disco hits! by LazyCanasian (17092 points, 429 comments)

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2020.08.23 22:29 50AlphaCygni Reforged in Fire: A Rimworld Drama. Chapter 1: Seriously Isolated Signals. (A story based on a random seed w/permadeath.)

Hey all. I just fired Rimworld up for the first time in ages. As I was reading up on the changes to the game since I last played, I discovered this subreddit. I was feeling creative, so I thought I'd use it as a sort of dynamic, procedurally generated writing prompt, and post the story here as I play/write it.
Game details: I'm a glutton for rogue-like punishment, so I set it to a random seed, with the difficulty on Randy Random, Strive to Survive. Permadeath is also on. I had 10 colonists but only six slots. I flipped a coin as to whether I got what I was given, or if I chose my own. I got to choose my own. The landing site, of course, was also random.
I'm presently on in-game day 4. I figure if I let the game stay 3-5 days ahead of the story, it'll be a bit easier to create reason behind the random madness.
So far it's been a dramatic, and at times hilarious, journey. I've never put much thought behind the whys of in-game events, or tried to tie them in together or make sense of them until this playthrough. It's really given Rimworld a whole new life of its own.
It's probably going to suck all the harder when someone (everyone) dies. I'm already attached to a few characters.

Chapter 1: Seriously Isolated Signals

From: Karine Hagstaff
To: Jackson Carbeck
Jackson, you need to check this out. The scan-net picked this databurst up about a week ago, from the Rho Hintarri cluster. Janice makes it around 200 light years away, depending on the exact star. She’s working on pinpointing the signal’s exact origin.
It seems to be a log from a ship’s crew that crash-landed on some backwoods planet. We’re talking serious isolation. These guys were screwed the second they made planetfall.
I couldn’t find any record of any of the crewmembers’ names, where they’re from, or of the freighter "Kilroy." The company that owned the ship might not even exist any more. A lot can happen in 200 years, you know?
This has got to be some sort of archive stream. No sig-id packets or anything. Just raw data. And the year has been encoded. We’re guessing someone is, or was, doing a data dump for transfer purposes. We just happen to be in the RXer’s shadow.
We’re keeping our ears on the target so we don’t miss anything. If it’s a full server dump, there might be some valuable data to follow. Or maybe some juicy coords mixed into the journal entries, themselves.
For now it’s just a soap opera. Nothing the bigheads would want to see so far, but it’s a fun read, like a pulp romance novel or something. The beginning is a bit jumbled, as it took a bit for the scan-net to squelch out all the stellar radio signature coming in with it. But the stream stabilizes just when things get interesting, about the time the crew ejects planetside.
I’ll send more after we’ve accumulated another big chunk of data. The TX frequency is super-low, so the data is just trickling in. This bit is almost a weeks’ worth. A week of our time, I mean.
Tell me if you see anything of use to us that I missed.
- Karine
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Salvage Item: #33682.001
Item Name: Rho Hintarri Datastream 120314
Date: Captured 3/12/3014 to 3/18/3014, with data still being received; please refer to main case file for more information
Recovery Location: The Rho Hintarri cluster; the exact whereabouts are being traced
Classification: pending
Item Notes: This transmission is still ongoing as of 3/20/3014. Right now we’re keeping an antenna on target to see if anything valuable comes out of it. Salvage coords, genealogical records, historical data. Anything anybody would pay for.
We’re letting DocuChive do its thing with the raw data, but we might want to do a manual scrub on it every now and then to see if there’s anything hidden between the lines.
Let’s intern this out. No need spending extra monetary resources combing data that will probably lead to nothing. - A. Barton

[TRANSMISSION DATA BEGINS]

uldn’t be having problems if it weren’t for the slipshod electronics Martin insists on using for repairs. He’s got a quarter-billion-credit starship, but he won’t spend a thousand pips to get a proper disposal lock to vent the trash. What a joke.
He’ll care once the fruit flies start getting into his quarters.
Asshole.

[TRANSMISSION LOCK LOST]
[RE-FILTERING SIGNAL]

KILROY LOG ENTRY ID: 333424
John Whitehouse
Security
DATE ID: 8922
God, why’d I let Minia convince me to get outta the LDE? I shoulda know better than to quit and jump aboard this cargo can. “Freighters need soldiers, too,” she said. She seemed to know what she was doing.
Now look at us. We haven’t seen a shot fired in six months. Six years, if you count the age-lag. Not even one barfight. Zil. Just a lot of watching and talking.
I think Minia loves it here. She can pretend to have a home, but not have one at the same time.
I can’t stand it. It’s boring. It’s stale. The people are stale. And it gets worse with time. It’s like being on duty for an unending war that’s never going to actually start. It’s like being on leave at Dee-Bar Prime. Permanently.
Hopefully she’ll tire of it soon. I dropped a few hints, but she pretended not to notice. I’ll give her two more planetfalls. Then I’m out of here, with or without her. I’ll join a flippin’ raider ship if I have to.
I stopped by the port-mall at Arkus spacestation yesterday during our refuel. I wanted to see if Jeston was still calling that place home, but there wasn’t even time to w

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[RE-FILTERING SIGNAL]

e sort of new stardrive system. The specs were total redline. I might h

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[RE-FILTERING SIGNAL]

ve Conway
Maintenance
DATE ID: 8950
Minia has been talking to me a lot lately. John Whitehouse’s Minia. She keeps having me come in and check out her toilet unit.
It keeps plugging. The water is clean every time. Is she doing it in purpose?
If I didn’t know any better, I’d say she’s flirting with me. Like in the vids. Waiting for me to make a move.
Does John know? I thought I saw him scowl at me once or twice in the corridor, so he might. God, I hope not.
Or maybe they want a threesome?
There’s no way. Not with me.
Lucas said he might need me to help in the medical bay on Thursdays. He’s going to talk to Captain Martin about having me supp

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[RE-FILTERING SIGNAL]

r an apple. That’s it.
—————
KILROY LOG ENTRY ID: 333699
Minia Sachy
Companion Passenger to Whitehouse, John
DATE ID: 9184
What was I thinking? This is horrible. It’s only been seven months, but it feels like five years. Like we haven’t been in cry-sleep this whole trip.
I can’t believe John likes this. He loves it. He hasn’t complained once. He’s gone soft, and I think it’s my fault. I dreamed up this adventure-domestic life, and talked him into it. I thought it’s what I wanted, but…
I’m about to stir something up just to wake him up. Pick a fight for him in the mess cabin. Or maybe with him, if I have to. If he gets mad and starts swinging at someone, maybe he’ll wake up and get us both out of this nightmare, and get us off scrapheap.
Would the Lucky Ladies take us back? I know it’s not right, but I sort of liked shooting at people for money. I mean, they were bad guys. Pirates, usually. I was actually good at it. Not as good as John, but I could hold my own.
And John looked so handsome in that uniform. Beautiful and powerful, like a lion. Like a king.
What if he doesn’t want to leave the Kilroy. What if I say something, and he gets mad, and he…
No. I’ll figure something out. Anything but that. Not on his terms, anyhow.
The damned bin-bot lost my laundry again. It was parked in a corner on F-deck. Steve said he ca

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on, or the other end of it. Either way is fine by me. As long as I get my pay.
The newsfeed yesterday mentioned that Subaxis is devel

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[RE-FILTERING SIGNAL]

y the captain is going to allow her to stay. She’s dead weight. Eating food, drinking water, breathing air.
She will be here a while. Until she gets tired of living on the move. That’s how it is when the only single woman boards up on a freighter.
They either sleep with the whole crew over time, then disappear because they got no options, or they sleep with nobody, and disappear because they are weary of getting hit on.
This one’s already sleeping with someone, though. It’s why she’s here. She’ll likely get off at the first port after they break up.
Everybody breaks up on these things. Intersteller freight life is a life lived alone.
I wonder how much trouble I’d get in if I “accidentally” jettisoned Skippy and Boy out the airlock? I can’t serve either one of them a thing on Friday nights without them complaining about something. God, I hate kids.
The potato stores came in rotten. They weren’t flashed properly because the bloody food cryo system is on the fritz again. Martin won’t spend the proper money to get it fixed. Steve’s fixes only last a few months.
It’s gonna be a rough leg. It’s one thing to lose al

[TRANSMISSION LOCK LOST]
[RE-FILTERING SIGNAL]

ation isn’t outlawed, last I checked.
—————
KILROY LOG ENTRY ID: 334093
Yuuma Conway
Paying Passenger
DATE ID: 9313
Steve’s going on about that girl again. He won’t shut up about her. I told him he’s delusional, that there’s no way a girl that attractive is interested in him.
He got raging mad. But it’s his own fault. I told him so. I said maybe he shouldn’t tell his father personal information if he didn’t want the feedback.
I had to remind him that I got to see it this go down before, a thousand times. Every romantic fantasy crash of his adolescence. And now, thirty years later, it’s just more of the same. He just doesn’t learn.
How did I raise such an idiot? He can be so bright, except when he’s not.
Jason Martin was harang

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eding crazy! The likes of him! I’ve half a mind to whip his ass!
I was planning on hopping off this crate here in Lim-Trutana. Pick up some contract work. But not like this. Not with Minia moved in with him and everything.
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open end had a mouse caught in it. A dead one.
Stijn needs to clean his mess hall more often.
Minia said John stopped by again. I swear, if I find out. I mean, why would she tell me that? We’ve been married six months now, and the guy is still hanging around like a bad smell. I told Minia I was going to get Captain Martin involved, but she didn’t want me to. She asked why I don’t just kick his ass?
John’s ass. Yeah. Has she seen him? The guy would squeeze my head off.
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KILROY LOG ENTRY ID: 342187
Minia Conway
Crew Status Pending Review
DATE ID: 9705
I think John is finally getting it. He hasn’t come back for nearly two weeks after this last fight. He thinks I married Steve just to spite him. I didn’t. I did it because he’s a nice guy.
Of course, I didn’t tell him that I originally dated Steve just to spite him. Or at least flirted with him. I just wanted John to remember what it’s like to burn again. He used to be a soldier. Now he’s hardly a man.
But John never responded. He just drew away when I started flirting with Steve. Knowing him, he was looking for a port to jump ship. And, well, life kinda happened. I never would have guessed it back then. Steve Conway. Of all people.
Turns out Steve’s a nice guy. I mean, he’s not thrilling like John. He doesn’t have that dangerous edge. But he can figure anything out, if the problem is complex enough. The simple stuff? I don’t know. I doubt Steve can even figure out which end of a pistol is which. He’d never be a memer of the LDE, even in the rear with the gear.
But he’s all about building a home. John never was.
Still, if I could meet a guy that had the best of both of them.
No way. He doesn’t exist.
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KILROY LOG ENTRY ID: 342188
Lucas Wakefield
Medical Crew
DATE ID: 9707
I swear, if Yuuma wakes me up in the middle of the night with his hypochondriatic bull again, I’m going to inject him with the plague the next time he’s in. Dead-serious.
I asked Steve to talk to him, and at least get him to wait until normal operating hours for anything short of a heart attack.
“I’m not my father’s keeper,” he cracked back. Then he had to tell me it was a reference to the bible, and that he didn’t believe the bible.
But I think he’ll have a chat with him.
Steve’s a strange one, but he’s a decent guy. I’m trying to get the company to sponsor him a proper education in the medical field. How the hell he wound up the janitor aboard the Kilroy is beyond me. He won’t tell me a thing about it, though.
All I know is that he knows his way around the human body better than I do. He doesn’t have the experience, but he’s a walking encyclopedia of anatomy.
The guy deserves a ship of his own to doctor.
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t off.
Engines are out, we’re suffering uncontrolled cabin depressurization, and we don’t have the faintest clue where we are. We can’t hail anybody on the radio, and local ship comms are down as well. I’m submitting this final entry before we launch the drop pods.
There’s no word from the other side of the ship, even after I initiated emergency oxygen preservation protocols. We have four of their lifeboats on this side. They’re likely drawing straws while we’re all loading, preparing for planetfall.
I’m ejecting the black box to the planet. Otherwise, in a few years, it will just burn up during re-entry with the rest of the craft.
I’m not a holy man, but I’m praying for the rest of the crew. Hopefully they figure out how to make it out of there.
Hell, I need to pray for us as well. We don’t have a clue what’s down there.

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Chapter 2: Hot, Dark, and Barren All Over
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2020.08.19 01:40 DParks247 Movie Talk Day 29: What is your favorite group of frequent film collaborators?

Introduction
I thought it would be fun to start some discussions from a family card game, Movie Talk, which I never got to play with my family. The twenty-sixth card I pulled said:
“Sometimes groups of actors team up to make several movies together. The ‘Frat Pack’ includes Jack Black, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson and Steve Carell. Many of them have appeared together on comedies.
If you could make movies with your friends, who would you work with and what kind of movies would you make?”
This is the fifteenth question in the cards that I’m going to change in favor of making it more “movie” related. I’m changing the question to: What is your favorite group of frequent film collaborators?
There have a been a lot of “Packs” among actors. The Rat Pack, the Frat Pack, the Brat Pack, the Brit Pack)… The list goes on. There are also a lot of groups of filmmakers who work together often, like the Happy Madison Gang, Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino frequently collaborate with the same actors, etc. There are a lot of film collaborators I love, but I’ve narrowed it down to my top few.
Kevin Smith’s View Askew Crew is a lot of fun to watch and they all have so much chemistry together. Mallrats is peak (with Jason Lee being the best), seeing frequent collaborators Ben Affleck, Kevin Smith, Jay Mewes, Joey Lauren Adams, and Brian O’Halloran together (with a great cameo from Stan Lee) is really fun to see.
I also absolutely love the Frat Pack. I’ve been realizing recently just how big a fan I am of Ben Stiller. I really like his movies. As such, I really like his frequent collaborators. My favorite movie with the Pack is probably Zoolander. Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, and a glorified cameo from Vince Vaughn really make the movie work. Anchorman is also a fun collaboration, which, as far as I can tell has the most of the Frat Pack in it.
Honorable Mention: Not a huge group, but I love seeing Guillermo Del Toro team up with Doug Jones and Ron Pearlman. They always bring their 'A' game together and the worlds they create are visually amazing. I’m glad they both got to shine together in the Hellboy movies, although Doug Jones was dubbed over.
TLDR: What is your favorite group of frequent film collaborators?
Sidenote: We are officially halfway through the cards I have! That’s pretty exciting. Wasn’t sure how this would go, but I wanted to say thanks for the awesome reaction/responses to my posts. I know they have been posted at more sporadic times lately, but I’ve been getting closer to my move date and there has been a lot going on. Thanks for bearing with me, and thanks for participating! I hope everyone has been having as much fun with this as I have.
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2020.08.17 09:53 ShadowStealer7 Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) - Review Thread

Game Information

Game Title: Microsoft Flight Simulator
Platforms:
Trailers:
Developer: Asobo Studio
Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
Some of the previous work by Asobo Studio
Entry Score Platform, Year
Special Forces: Nemesis Strike 60 (Metacritic) PS2/Xbox/PC, 2005
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties 72 (Metacritic) PS2/PC, 2006
Kinect Rush: A Disney•Pixar Adventure 68 (Metacritic) X360, 2012
Monopoly Plus No Score PS3/PS4/X360/XBO/PC, 2014
Kinect: Disneyland Adventures (remaster) 67 (Metacritic) XBO/PC, 2017
A Plague Tale: Innocence 81 (OpenCritic) PS4/XBO/PC, 2019
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 92 average - 100% recommended - 34 reviews
Metacritic - 93 average - 28 reviews

Critic Reviews

ACG - Jeremy Penter - Buy
An amazing achievement, even if it has some turbulence along the way
Attack of the Fanboy - William Schwartz - 4.5 / 5 stars
Microsoft Flight Simulator is an absolute must for flight sim fans, but anyone with the even the slightest bit of an explorer's nature will be sure to enjoy as well.
AusGamers - KostaAndreadis - 10 / 10
In 2020, Microsoft Flight Simulator leverages technology that feels as much of our current place and time as it does the immediate and distant future.
Checkpoint Gaming - Omi Koulas - 9 / 10
“Microsoft Flight Simulator lets pilots fly around the world to essentially anywhere they want… innovative and mind-blowing.“
DASHGAMER.com - Dan Rizzo - 9 / 10
It's seamless yet comprehensive style only challenges other titles to raise their quality in standards. It's a franchise re-invigorated, and has laid a path to build a concrete legacy going forward with other titles in its category, sure to follow. Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, is a must play.
Daily Star - Ben Walker - 4 / 5 stars
Microsoft Flight Simulator is a massive generational leap from its predecessor, and every time I play the game I’m blown away by just how good it looks. From a completely simulated physics system with wind, weather and more, to highly detailed aircraft and airports, it’s truly something worth checking out.
DualShockers - Rachael Fiddis - 9 / 10
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 not only offered me a breathtakingly immersive experience, but it also helped with my fear of flying.
Echo Boomer - David Fialho - Portuguese - Loved
A glimpse of what the next-gen games can look like with a game that's more like an imersive virtual experience that let's you travel across the entire world.
Eurogamer - Martin Robinson - Essential
A technical marvel, as well as an education and exploration of the joys of flight.
Game Revolution - Paul Tamburro - 4.5 / 5 stars
Asobo Studio has created something truly impressive with Flight Simulator 2020.
Gameblog - Vincent Elmer-Haerrig - French - 9 / 10
If you are an experienced pilot and already have X-Plane with premium paid content, you won't upgrade to Microsoft Flight Simulator. Well, not right away. Because if we can find problems with Asobo's baby, none of them is insoluble and will undoubtedly see improvements to strive even more towards perfection. As it stands, Flight Simulator is already a benchmark platform that will undoubtedly establish itself as the civil flight simulation of the decade. Checkmate.
Gamerheadquarters - Jason Stettner - 10 / 10
Microsoft Flight Simulator is a once in a lifetime gaming experience, it’s incredibly detailed while being beyond the scope of anything that has come before it.
GamingBolt - Rashid Sayed - 9 / 10
Severe performance issues aside, Microsoft Flight Simulator is a spectacular game which manages to nail the simulation mechanics with mind-blowing visuals.
GamingTrend - Ron Burke - 100 / 100
There is nothing out there like Microsoft Flight Simulator. It delivers the entire world in unrivaled quality, combined with pinpoint precise controls and realism at a level that is unmatched. If you want a taste of the sky, this game is virtual perfection, and if you are learning to fly in the real world, nothing will reinforce what you've already learned more than Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Generación Xbox - Pablo Oraa Lopez - Spanish - 9.3 / 10
It's simply amazing.
Gert Lush Gaming - Jim Smale - 10 / 10
Microsoft deserves a lot of credit for what has been achieved here, gamers take note as it might be a long time until we see this sort of innovation again. Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is not for the enthusiasts anymore, it’s for everybody.
IGN - Seth G. Macy - 10 / 10
Unparalleled realism and an entire planet to explore makes Microsoft Flight Simulator a simulation like no other.
IGN Italy - Andrea Giongiani - Italian - 9.3 / 10
A masterpiece, but above that a way to reach for the sky for all those people who would love to fly but can't. Microsoft Flight Simulator is a wonderful gift to flight sim lovers worldwide.
PC Invasion - A.K Rahming - 9 / 10
Microsoft Flight Simulator is by all means the most complete out-of-the-box package that out of any flight sim ever. It's advancements have pushed the genre as a whole to an entirely new standard with the promise of ongoing support solidifying its rank as the defacto flight sim for the years to come. While it has its quirks, this really is "As real as it gets".
PowerUp! - Leo Stevenson - 9.8 / 10
There's near-limitless gameplay potential in Microsoft Flight Simulator and there's simply no denying how magnificent it is.
Press Start - Shannon Grixti - 10 / 10
Microsoft Flight Simulator is a game that you have to play to understand just how incredible of an experience it is. It's an incomparable adventure that consistently surprises and delights. The game provides you with all the tools necessary to conquer the unthinkable task of flying the plane. Asobo has laid an incredible platform that will provide hours upon hours of joy for both casual gamers and flight experts alike, and it's only upwards from here.
Saving Content - Scott Ellison II - 5 / 5 stars
Flight Simulator at launch is only the beginning, as it’s set to be a game that evolves and grows over time rather than being a static product. If this was all the game would be, it’s great as-is. No matter whether you buy it, or download it via Game Pass, you’re getting the best flight simulator to-date. Microsoft Flight Simulator soars to new heights, and has easily been worth the the fourteen year wait.
Shacknews - Chris Jarrard - 9 / 10
With everyone looking to the upcoming consoles to provide the next-generation experience, don’t let this one slip off your radar.
Spaziogames - Italian - 9.3 / 10
Microsoft Flight Simulator is the much awaited Microsoft Flight Simulator X's heir, built on a base that is both technologically futuristic and solid content-wise
Stevivor - Steve Wright - 9 / 10
Long story short, make Microsoft Flight Simulator whatever you want it to be — it can handle it.
TechRaptor - Andrew Stretch - 8 / 10
Microsoft Flight Simulator is back with gorgeous graphics and even more beautiful planes to look at. Returning players will be pleased to see how many enhancements have been made while the tutorial and assist modes give an entry point to even a novice flyer.
The Games Machine - Nicolò Paschetto - Italian - 9.2 / 10
Impressive use of proprietary Microsoft's maps and AI technologies aside, Flight Simulator is outstanding for the sheer amount of freedom we are given and how far it pushes our spirit of exploration. Sim fans will have a lot to chew on, and newcomers will love the "simcade" feeling offered by the customizable assist system. It's also on Xbox Game Pass, so go get it.
Total Gaming Network - Shawn Zipay - 5 / 5 stars
Microsoft Flight Simulator is an absolutely wonderful gameplay experience. There is just something undeniably magical about flying around and seeing sights that you may have only read about in a book or seen online. With so many of us still in quarantine and self-isolation, there has never been a more perfect time for this level of escapism.
TrueAchievements - Sean Carey - 4.5 / 5 stars
Asobo Studio has created something special with Microsoft Flight Simulator
TrustedReviews - Jade King - 4.5 / 5 stars
Microsoft Flight Simulator is a triumphantly ambitious venture which pushes the boundaries of photorealism in the gaming medium. It requires a lot of horsepower and the support of Azure technology to accomplish such a feat, but these barriers are washed away when you're staring down at endless cities and thick jungles from thousands of feet in the air. It's breathtaking, and I hope it brings such simulators further into the mainstream.
Twinfinite - Giuseppe Nelva - 4.5 / 5
An absolutely amazing return to form for the series
VG247 - Alex Donaldson - 5 / 5 stars
It’s a technical achievement and an excellent training aid, but it’s also a brilliant piece of escapism, transcending its purpose as a tool to become something far more widely enjoyable – and I can’t recommend it enough.
Wccftech - Chris Wray - 10 / 10
Microsoft Flight Simulator is a marvelous use of technology to create one of the most wonderful and spectacular looking games I've ever played.
XboxEra - Jon Clarke - 9.5 / 10
This is not a particularly forgiving game, and for folks out there that want to see just how good it can look on your screen at home, you may find yourself unable to penetrate the heart of the simulation that lies under this beautifully crafted fuselage. And that’s okay – not every game can be made for every player out there.
There’s an enormous amount of enjoyment to be had in just exploring, and that speaks to me in a way not a lot of games have over the years. Cruising at 30,000 feet with the hum of the engine, the rattle of turbulence and the world below me, available in a way it never has been is absolutely worth sending a postcard home about.
Reviews posted in the comments that aren't on OpenCritic
Kotaku Australia - Alex Walker - Unscored
Quietly soaring through the clouds, streaming in the remnants of global air traffic going about their business, is wonderfully relaxing. And being able to smoothly access that from my home, and to be able to smoothly load up such an experience as a release from the ails of the world, is an incredible showcase for the next generation of games.
Credit to OpenCritic for thread formatting and review content
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2020.08.12 18:00 daprice82 Wrestling Observer Rewind ★ Jul. 29, 2002

Going through old issues of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter and posting highlights in my own words. For anyone interested, I highly recommend signing up for the actual site at f4wonline and checking out the full archives.
PREVIOUSLY:
1-7-2002 1-14-2002 1-21-2002 1-28-2002
2-4-2002 2-11-2002 2-18-2002 2-25-2002
3-4-2002 3-11-2002 3-18-2002 3-25-2002
4-1-2002 4-8-2002 4-15-2002 4-22-2002
4-29-2002 5-6-2002 5-13-2002 5-20-2002
5-27-2002 6-3-2002 6-10-2002 6-17-2002
6-24-2002 7-1-2002 7-8-2002 7-15-2002
7-22-2002

PROGRAMMING NOTE: Most of you know the homie SaintRidley has been recapping the Observers from the 1980s (and if you don't know, now you know). Anyway, he got blasted by storms in Iowa the other day and has intermittent internet and asked me to pass along word that he won't be able to post the latest issue of the 1988 Rewind this week. Hope everything's okay with ya dude!

  • Dave opens the issue with some high praise, a rare thing for the top story. But this week's episode of Raw was the first time WWE showed real effort in months, with a clear plan to build a Raw vs. Smackdown storyline and to make the brands as distinct as possible. Raw felt like a completely new show, starting multiple new storylines that hint at long-term booking (we're so used to WWE disappointing us nowadays that it's kinda cute to go back in time and see someone buy into the false hope of improvement like this). They also had a super hot crowd, which helped a lot. The ratings also saw a spike this week, due to fans wanting to see what Raw looks like with Bischoff in charge. The announcers were moved away from ringside and stationed near the stage, similar to the old Nitro set. During the matches, the arena was darkened to give it a more old-school feel. Things felt more spontaneous and less predictable than they have in ages. The European title was done away with, unified with the IC title. Dave feels the belt was useless the last few years anyway.
  • The show featured DX reuniting, but ended with Triple H turning heel and giving Shawn Michaels a pedigree. Dave expects it to lead to Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels at Summerslam, but we'll see. This also necessitated Triple H moving back over to Raw, and in exchange, they moved Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman over to Smackdown at the end of the show. Eddie Guerrero had a match with The Rock and also had a segment where they went back and forth on the mic. It was the most confident Eddie has ever been on the mic and he held his own with Rock and came out of the night looking to be a bigger star than ever. The show wasn't all good though. They had a segment where they put D-Lo Brown and Shawn Stasiak in the ring and Bischoff berated them for being boring and buried them for trying to wrestle, which Dave thinks sucked. The DX reunion followed by Triple H's heel turn blew through potentially weeks of storyline progression in only one hour, but that's typical these days. But Dave thinks of all the potential revenue they could have made on DX merch if they'd been given a chance to have even a short few-week run, but alas. He also thought the announcers playing dumb (like Jim Ross having to pretend not to know who the Island Boyz were during their debut, despite the fact that he's written about them a million times in his weekly WWE.com column). Also too much backstage stuff, which is fine for TV, but sucks for the live crowd when they bought tickets to watch half the show on the TitanTron. But overall, it was the best Raw in a long time and the first sign that maybe WWE's latest reboot is going to mean real change. And that's the top story. Raw was actually good for once and it's the biggest news of the week.
WATCH: Triple H turns on Shawn Michaels - 2002
  • daprice82 Editor's Note: No one is going to care, but I have a story about this Raw. At the time, my girlfriend (now-wife) and I were in Peoria, IL for the 2nd annual Gathering of the Juggalos! We were 19 years old and drove there from Memphis in my shitty ol' Chevy Blazer and spent the weekend woop-wooping it up. Well, that Monday afternoon, we left Peoria to drive home. We got maybe 30 miles out of town when I realized that my previously full gas tank was almost empty. Pulled into a gas station, confused, but filled the tank again, and drove on. Watched the tank slowly drain as I drove along and within 30 minutes, I was on E again. I was losing gas somehow. Pulled off an exit and stopped at the single nicest truck stop I've ever seen. This place had everything. It was a gas station, connected to a Subway, with a lounge area that had recliners, full showers, washers and dryers, etc. If you're gonna be stranded somewhere, it was the best option. I ended up calling my dad and he drove 7 hours to come pick us up. So while we waited, my girlfriend and I spent the rest of the day into the night, hanging out in this lounge, sleeping in the recliners, and watching TV. And low and behold, they had the TV on Raw that night. I remember I was dozing in and out and I remember waking up when I heard the DX music hit and groggily staring at the TV like "wtf?" And then I saw Triple H turn on Shawn and was like "Whoa!" and then I fell back asleep and that's all I remember.
  • WWE announced that it's re-evaluating its quarterly and annual business efforts due to lower-than-expected revenue this year, stemming from PPV buyrates and live attendance plummeting. To keep the company in the black, WWE is making $20 million in budget cutbacks. Most of the cuts are coming from administrative expenses, but the developmental program is going to be hit hard (more on that in a bit). For next quarter, WWE is predicting an overall profit of $1.5 to $2 million. But that is a bit misleading because that figures in the $3.5 million settlement from the PTC lawsuit. If not for that settlement, this quarter would be the first money-losing quarter since 1997 (assuming you don't count the Q1 of 2001, when they had all the massive XFL start-up costs). Plus, they're running twice as many house shows now than they were the same quarter last year, and the numbers are still that bad. There's a ton of year-to-year comparisons here, which is super fun if you're a numbers person but TL;DR - business ain't great.
  • So what about Japan? Business there is an interesting story also. NOAH has surpassed NJPW in average attendance per show for the first half of 2002, which shows just how staggering of a collapse NJPW has had. The biggest success story of the year has been AJPW, which was on death's door a little over a year ago, with the entire roster jumping ship to form NOAH and the company lost its television deal. It's a miracle they survived at all, much less become as hot as they have this year. The reason, of course, is Keiji Muto (and to a lesser extent, Satoshi Kojima), both of whom jumped ship from NJPW at the beginning of the year and immediately gave the promotion a huge shot in the arm, spiking live attendance by nearly 70% and tripling merch sales. Meanwhile, NJPW is still stinging from those losses, plus they ran Riki Choshu out of the company, made Tadao Yasuda IWGP champion which was a huge flop, they have no good foreign talent, their junior division is stale as can be, and current champion Yuji Nagata is still trying to get his momentum back after a humiliating MMA loss to Mirko Cro Cop on New Year's Eve.
  • So about those developmental cutbacks. WWE cut ties with Les Thatcher's HWA promotion and also dropped the contracts of several developmental stars there. Among the names cut: Steve Bradley, EZ Money, Jon Heidenreich, Mike Sanders, BJ Payne, Horace Hogan, and several others you probably never heard of. HWA wrestlers Lance Cade and Charlie Haas are being reassigned to OVW, which will now be WWE's only developmental territory. Others, like Shannon Moore, Victoria, and Barry Buchanan are expected to debut on the main roster soon and were kept. In 2001 fiscal year, WWE spent $1.1 on developmental costs and had relationships with 4 promotions: HWA, OVW, UPW, and IWA Puerto Rico. Now we're down to one, with Jim Ross reportedly ordered to cut that developmental budget in half. Dave doesn't like this. With WWE being the only game in town and in need of new stars more than ever, he feels they should be expanding their developmental system rather than shrinking it. Creating new stars is vital to the future of WWE and limiting themselves to one promotion with a pool of only a dozen or so people seems short-sighted. He also disagrees with some of the people who got cut. Not everyone in developmental is going to be a star, but some of them at least deserved a shot (namely Steve Bradley, who had been there for 3-4 years, is still in his twenties, is a good worker and strong promo, but never got a chance on the main roster because he doesn't have the right look). Why some of those people were released while Jackie Gayda and Chris Nowinski are stinking up the ring on Raw is beyond Dave. He also thinks Les Thatcher had a pretty impossible job. He was given a roster full of wrestlers that were mostly leftovers from WCW. Young guys who came out of WCW's Power Plant and worked a fast-paced WCW style that doesn't apply to modern day WWE. Then they had Thatcher, Danny Davis, and Jim Cornette train these guys. A bunch of old school veterans training these young guys in the ways of 80s wrestling. So now they learn a whole new style....which also doesn't apply to modern day WWE. It's a broken system. Anyway, everyone who was cut has 90-day non-competes. Word is TNA is only interested in Mike Sanders, out of the names released.
  • WWE Vengeance is in the books headlined by one of those classic matches that can single-handedly make a show. The Rock defeated Kurt Angle and Undertaker in a triple threat match to become the first 7-time WWE champion, although Angle was clearly the one who had another star-making performance. Dave nitpicks the fact that Rock pinned Angle (rather than the champion Undertaker) to win the title, but he'll wait and see if it leads to anything storyline-wise first before criticizing it too much (it leads to nothing, turns out it was just a cheap way to get the title on Rock without Taker having to do a job). But it was an excellent match that gets 4.5 stars. Most of the other matches were good too, though some of the booking was weird and doesn't seem to make long-term sense. They teased a feud between the Raw and Smackdown announcers, which Dave thinks is fine so long as it stays verbal. None of us needs to see Jim Ross or Michael Cole in matches. Dave also gives Tazz credit for improving greatly in his commentary role over the last year. He sucked when he first started but he's the best color commentator they got now. They had the first face-to-face meeting between Angle and Lesnar, which is a subtle tease to what Dave expects to be a big time feud in the future. John Cena pinned Chris Jericho in a match that exposed how green Cena still is and Jericho wasn't able to carry him to anything good and the crowd couldn't have cared less about the rookie. RVD beat Brock Lesnar by DQ to retain the IC title. RVD was super over since they were in Michigan. Bad finish but I guess they didn't wanna give Brock the IC title since he's almost definitely winning the world title from Rock in a month. There was a forever long segment with Bischoff and Stephanie trying to woo Triple H to sign with their respective shows. Anti-Americans won the tag titles from Edge and Hogan. That's basically it.
  • We have a section called "Treatment of Minorities Within Pro Wrestling" by Todd Martin (presumably the same Todd Martin from the PWTorch?). The piece touches on wrestling's past portrayals of race and the false impression that things have gotten better due to the success of people like The Rock, when in reality, the racism is just more subtle. Martin takes a look at WWE's hiring processes. Very few minorities have come up through the developmental program, but it's hard to say if that's WWE's fault. Maybe there's just not many minorities trying to break into the business that way, there's no statistical evidence either way. But you can look at the wrestlers they chose to hire from WCW and how they fared in the WWE system. Midcard comedy wrestlers like Shawn Stasiak got a chance but not midcard comedy wrestlers like Norman Smiley. Nepotism got Horace Hogan a contract, but it didn't do anything for Stevie Ray. Examples like that. Or the Luchadores. Martin argues that, with all the talented Hispanic wrestlers WCW turned into stars, it's inexcusable that so few of them have even gotten so much a developmental offer from WWE. And the only ones who did were the ones fluent in English, which you can argue for. Can't argue size either. Someone like La Parka dwarfs over Crash Holly or Spike Dudley, but WWE has no interest. Wrestlers like Psicosis, Juventud, La Parka, Silver King, and others helped carry WCW through some of its most successful years and none of those guys even got a glance from WWE. Martin asks if Booker T's current jive-talking gimmick is any better than his early GI Bro or Ebony Experience gimmicks? Especially when they have him on TV hotwiring cars and doing stereotypical criminal shit like that? In regards to Eddie Guerrero's current Mexican stereotype gimmick, even Jim Ross recently said that it's taking Hispanic relations back 25 years. If the Booker T or Guerrero characters were portrayed on a normal network TV show with a majority-white cast, they would be seen for the racist caricatures that they are. Martin ends the piece by saying he doesn't believe WWE's decision makers are overtly racist. It's just that the company has created a hierarchy of implicit beliefs about how different types of people are portrayed and they may not even realize that they've built such a system.
  • Dave adds his own "editor's note" to the end of this piece and says he chose to publish it because of the detailed research and data used and found it a fascinating article that deserves discussion. Dave disagrees with some of it though and argues that some of it is just a difference in philosophy. For example, WWE tried the Lucha Libre experiment before with the Superastros show and crowds were dead for it. WWE and WCW had very different fanbases and presented different products because of it. So it may not be so much racism in that case as it is WWE fans have never shown any interest in that style of wrestling. He also argues against some of the examples Martin used (for instance, Stevie Ray was considered by WWE but he was already in his 40s and was never the caliber of worker as his brother, which is why they passed). But that being said, Dave thinks other parts of the piece make some interesting points that are well worth a read.
  • TNA week 5 felt like a whole new product due to the heavy influence of Vince Russo. We'll get into that later, but for now, buckle in, we've got a few paragraphs of TNA drama to get through. The first 4 shows presented a product with an emphasis on hard work and long-term angles. This week featured the classic Russo recipe of crash TV and constant, edgy swearing, in an attempt to market "to that 15-30 age group male demo that hates women because they can't get dates and enjoys seeing them harassed and abused." The show ended with a big injury angle to Scott Hall, which is all well and good and might get people interested in next week's show, except it came on the heels of multiple other "serious injury" angles during the same show and by the time Hall did it, it was something like the 3rd stretcher job of the night and it felt meaningless. Same with every promo being filled with curse words. The whole show was yet another example of why Vince Russo needs someone to filter his worst instincts. In this case, that should be Jerry Jarrett, but he was away from creative dealing with budget and legal issues all this week (gonna hear a LOT more about that soon). On that note, just based on very rough, preliminary PPV buyrate figures, production costs, etc. Dave estimates this company is already about half a million dollars in the red, and that's not counting the significant startup costs they have yet to recoup, with estimates that the company is currently losing about $120,000 or more per week.
  • As of this week, TNA's budgets have been slashed. They've also moved tapings to the smaller and cheaper Nashville Fairgrounds location and signed a 3-month lease. It's reported that switching buildings will save $27,000 per week. They're also eliminating pyro, cut new deals with the production crew, and will be flying in fewer stars, relying mostly on people that can drive. They also don't plan to use managers, will cut back on the TNA girls, and will be using Ken Shamrock and Scott Hall on alternate weeks, since they're the two highest paid guys and it's expensive to have them both on the same show. The Fairgrounds building has been used for wrestling tapings before and never looks good on TV, but TNA is insisting they can dress it up to look good. The budget cuts are expected to be so heavy that TNA's new break-even point for PPV buys will be 20,000 per week instead of 50,000. Dave thinks 20,000 is a much more attainable goal, but if it comes at the expense of the product looking minor league and low budget, it's gonna fail. The building also has no air conditioning and with TV lights, it's going to be brutally hot during summer months. Jerry Jarrett has been posting frequently on the wrestlingclassics.com message board and admitted that they weren't anywhere close to the 50,000-buys-per-week they needed. Here's a post Jerry wrote explaining their plans for the company and the new, Russo-iffic direction:
Jeff (Jarrett) and I are wrestling purists just as many fans here. The difference is that we have put up everything we have in our effort to present an alternative to sports entertainment. Our plan was simple. We believed that there were 50,000 wrestling fans who would pay $10 per week, or $40 per month to have an alternative to sports entertainment. This was based on the fact WWE has from 300,000 to one million fans of sports entertainment who will pay $35 per month to see their product. We were well aware that production values, talent, storylines, content, etc. were all factors that could negatively effect the buy rate. We still thought the market would support us enough to make the plan successful. We are finding that many of the wrestling purists did exactly as I did ten years ago, and that is, go on to something else. We are finding that there are many fewer fans who really want an alternative to sports entertainment than we anticipated. Therefore, we can either attempt to attract a few of the WWE fans, or pack up and go home. We have risked everything in our venture. Therefore, not because of our personal taste, but out of necessity, we are compromising our wrestling purist instincts and attempting to create a broader fan base. ECW did a great job of creating a product for the hardcore wrestling fan. The simple fact was that the base of their fans was not sufficient to keep them in business."
  • Ray Gonzalez, one of the top stars in Puerto Rico, shockingly announced he's leaving WWC and most expect him to jump to IWA. Gonzalez claimed WWC was late in paying him, which he says breached his contract (reportedly paying him $800-$1000 per week). As a result, his lawyers sent WWC a letter saying because of this, he was quitting the company. Gonzalez no-showed WWC events this weekend. This is going to badly hurt WWC's upcoming Anniversary show because Gonzalez was a major part of multiple top angles that the card was built around. Gonzalez has been the top heel in WWC and arguably has kept the company alive the past 5 years, and is most responsible for getting Carly Colon (Carlito) over as a big star. IWA has already started advertising a mystery wrestler to be the top heel in upcoming shows this weekend, and it's no secret that Gonzalez is expected to debut for the company and be that guy. Dave also mentions several other WWC wrestlers who no-showed events last week because they were late in being paid. Many of them are as much as 10 weeks behind on pay, but this week, they were summoned to the office where Carlos Colon paid them about 5 weeks worth of what they're owed. Lots of death-of-ECW vibes going on here lately.
  • Lots of rumors that AJPW star Genichiro Tenryu will be showing up at the NOAH show this week to challenge GHC champion Yoshinari Ogawa. Needless to say, this would be a big deal if it happens because AJPW and NOAH basically hate each other. No word on whether this is an angle or not, but given how much Motoko Baba hates NOAH, it seems unlikely. Of course, it also remains to be seen if Tenryu will even show up or if it's all just rumors. Tenryu is currently feuding with Muto over who should have become president of the company, so this could be just a kayfabed angle to make it look like Tenryu is really anti-AJPW (looks like it was just a work, he doesn't end up going to NOAH until 2005).
  • Dave recaps AJPW's latest Buddokan Hall show, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the company, which featured Keiji Muto wrestling 3 different matches under 3 different gimmicks. All told, Muto worked a total of about 36 minutes between the 3 matches and was banged up like hell the next day. There were also a lot of old legends on the card, like Abdullah The Butcher, Mil Mascaras, Dos Caras, and more. Stan Hansen and Motoko Baba came out to give speeches about the company, with Ms. Baba breaking down crying when talking about her husband, and more. I managed to find most of this show on Dailymotion, enjoy:
WATCH: AJPW 30th Anniversary show
  • While we're on the topic, Dave saw a recent AJPW match with Tenryu defending the Triple Crown title against Satoshi Kojima in a match that many are calling the match of the year. Dave saw it and gives it 4.75 stars and calls Kojima possibly the best wrestler in the business when it comes to carrying the audience on an emotional roller coaster ride. He doesn't agree or disagree that it's the best match of the year, but he sure loved it.
WATCH: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Satoshi Kojima - AJPW Triple Crown match 2002
  • Mitsuharu Misawa suffered a dislocated shoulder in a recent match. Popped it back in, worked the next day, still in pain, went to the hospital because that's what happens when you wrestle again right after dislocating your shoulder. Anyway, the doctors were like, "Hey, maybe don't do that for a minute" but he's Misawa so he vows he won't be missing any dates and then he hit the doctor with an emerald flowsion. Dave doesn't say this, I'm just assuming.
  • NJPW continues to decline. They held back-to-back shows at the 10,500-seat arena in Sapporo this week. The first night only drew 4,100 fans which was the smallest crowd they have drawn in that city in years. Second night was better, but still only 6,000 fans to see Yuji Nagata retain the IWGP title over Bas Rutten. In another era, this win would have been huge for Nagata but nobody cares when a wrestler beats an MMA guy in a worked match anymore because Inoki pretty much beat that horse to death.
  • There's talk of bringing back Chyna to work the August Tokyo Dome show for Antonio Inoki's UFO MMA promotion, presumably just to make an appearance (oh, if only). There's also talk of bringing her in for NJPW's September tour and having her beat male prelim wrestlers every night. Needless to say, there's a whole lot of people in the company against that idea. Especially because her loss to Joey Buttafuoco in a celebrity boxing match a few months ago actually got a lot of coverage in Japan, so coming off that and showing up to beat male NJPW wrestlers isn't a popular idea. But Inoki gonna Inoki, so we'll see.
  • Latest on the ECW bankruptcy proceedings. The trustee has filed a motion demanding that the InDemand PPV company pays them $724,456.40. That total is the money they owed ECW, minus $25,000 because ECW failed to produce the March 2001 PPV they were contractually obligated to produce. This case is a textbook example of why trying to run a PPV-only company like TNA is going to be so difficult. InDemand is still holding onto ECW PPV money from over a year ago. Anyway, of the $724k, a big chunk of it will go to attorneys, back taxes, commission fees, etc. Video game maker Acclaim, who owned a percentage of ECW, is expected to get a big chunk as well. Whatever is left over will be used to pay off existing creditors but there's not gonna be much. A lot of those creditors are just never going to get paid. It's also expected that Acclaim will end up owning the video tape library rights, since WWE hasn't yet made a bid to acquire it.
  • Former Crockett/WCW wrestler Chris Champion suffered a major stroke and is in critical condition. Champion also wrestled as Yoshi Kwan for a bit in WCW. A lot of people expected him to be a major star in the 90s, but it just never panned out, usually due to his own personal issues (I looked it up, he ended up surviving this go round, but he died in 2018 after suffering more strokes).
  • If you're wondering what Jim Crockett Jr. is up to these days, he works in real estate in Dallas. When Shaun Assael interviewed Crockett for his book on Vince McMahon, everyone in Crockett's office was shocked because they had no idea that their coworker was once the 2nd biggest wrestling promoter in the U.S. throughout most of the 80s. That's how much he's left the wrestling business behind.
  • Just gonna paste this quote here: "For whatever this is worth in case this becomes a major historical question down the line, the actual idea to make David Arquette WCW champion came from Tony Schiavone." Dave notes that Schiavone didn't have any decision-making power to make it happen, but he was the one who made the suggestion at a production meeting. According to those there, when Schiavone made the suggestion, Vince Russo's eyes lit up like it was the best idea he'd ever heard and the rest is history. (Vince Russo has confirmed this story himself. Last I heard, Tony admits he was involved in coming up with the idea but he refuses to take sole credit for it).
  • The Chicago-Sun Times interviewed Greg Gagne's son JP who is a pitcher for Notre Dame. In the interview, he talked about how famous wrestlers used to stay at his house all the time growing up and said that his friends love the story of how he once rode Space Mountain at Disney World with Ric Flair. Hehe.
  • Shane Douglas is now the booker for XPW and is involved in an angle where owner Rob Black's wife Lizzie Borden is leaving him for Douglas (don't get too close to her Shane, you might lose a thumb! More on that in a couple weeks...). Also, at the first show with Douglas as booker, there was a scaffold match where Douglas came out and shot the guy on the scaffold with a tranquilizer, causing him to plummet to the ring below, which then exploded. Don't worry, I wouldn't write all that without having a video for ya:
WATCH: Shane Douglas XPW tranquilizer gun scaffold spot
  • Notes from TNA PPV Week 5: Sabu debuted to face Malice in a surprise ladder match. It was fine. Sabu won, which earned him a contract to face Ken Shamrock for the NWA title next week in another ladder match. Don't worry, we have more ladders to come. Jeff Jarrett is being booked like the Stone Cold of TNA and Dave ain't here for it. Francine and Jasmine St. Claire had a shower scene together backstage, later leading to Jasmine in a wet t-shirt. K-Krush cut a promo complaining about being fired by WWE, just in case you weren't aware that most of this roster is full of WWE rejects, they make sure you know it. A 4-way match with a bunch of the young guys completely fell apart with everyone except Christopher Daniels looking totally lost and confused. Dave says rarely do matches even in OVW fall apart as badly as this one did. Another little person match that Dave says was one of the worst matches of the year and was highlighted by one of them breaking a watermelon over the other's head. Negative 3 stars. Even worse, the match went waaaay longer than it was supposed to, which cut into the time for AJ Styles vs. Low-Ki and a match that should have been great ended up being a huge disappointment. Plus a drunk guy in the crowd took away everyone's attention and they couldn't get the audience back. Jerry Lynn attacked AJ with a ladder afterwards because whooohoo ladders! Francine and Jasmine ripped each other's clothes off like every other time you've seen it in WWE. Then Blue Meanie DDT'd her and she did a stretcher job. Brian ChristopheLawlewhatever he is this week cut a long promo trashing his father to continue getting fans interested in a match they can't possibly deliver. Why not just challenge Austin or Rock while you're at it, Dave wonders. Fuck it, if you're gonna do dumb shit, at least go big. Scott Hall vs. Christopher in the main event was bad because Hall just returned from working IWA in Puerto Rico for several days and was pretty much on a drunken bender the whole time. And then Hall did a stretcher job to end the show, which was kinda lessened by Francine having done the same thing 30 minutes earlier. And there we go. After only 5 shows, this shit is already WCW 2000 all over again.
  • Despite all the publicity they got, TNA also barely made any mention of the angle last week with the Tennessee Titans football players. Apparently the players caught some shit from the Titans GM for it and since they aren't coming back and they can't do a match or anything with them, TNA decided to just forget it happened.
  • In case you're wondering why TNA hasn't made a play for Scott Steiner yet, apparently he and Jeff Jarrett had been friends for years, especially during the WCW days, but they recently had a falling out of some kind. Hence, TNA has no interest in using him.
  • The reason WWE is running back-to-back tapings for Raw and Smackdown next month in Seattle is to test the market. WWE did a site check last month at Safeco Field for next year's Wrestlemania, but there's question as to whether the Seattle market will be able to sell out a big stadium like that, so the decision was made to do this. If they have a double-sellout both nights, that'll pretty much guarantee that Seattle gets Wrestlemania. If the shows do poorly, they may reconsider and select a new city (I guess these shows end up doing okay).
  • The Rock is set to star in another major movie, this time a $100 million budget production based on the video game SpyHunter. The hope is to have the movie out around Christmas 2003, in order to cross-promote it with the new video game coming out around that time. This adds more to Rock's Hollywood plate and it's looking like he's going to be around wrestling even less next year (this movie ends up stuck in developmental hell for years and never gets made, but Rock ends up doing the voice for the video game in 2009 instead).
  • Dave isn't sure why yet, but the long-planned Hogan vs. Vince match at Summerslam is now off. Dave suspects they may be holding off until Wrestlemania, which is great if they have a long-term plan and now that they're doing the Bischoff vs. Stephanie storyline, Vince is planning to take himself off TV for a little while anyway. So we'll see. In the meantime, the whole mess last week with Triple H talking Vince out of getting slapped by John Cena because "nobody should be laying hands on Vince until the Hogan match" ended up being for nothing.
  • Notes from Smackdown: in talking about Stephanie McMahon trying to be a babyface, Dave says she's basically the wrong person for this gimmick but she's a McMahon, so what are ya gonna do? He also jokes that "when this thing goes down and I write the book, I think my title will be "Wrestling Promoters Should Be Banned From Having Children: Unless They Don't Allow Them To Work In Their Promotion." I dunno, seems wordy to me. They also did the bit with Stephanie as GM and all the wrestlers backstage watching on the monitors, leading Dave on a Cornette-style rant about how WWE can't even be bothered to separate heels and faces in different locker rooms and it takes you out of the show when they're all sitting around backstage together watching the TV and carrying on conversations. Sure, kayfabe is already dead, but can we at least try to create an illusion of it within the show itself? This was also the last Smackdown before the PPV and there was some discussion over the finish of the Rock vs. Angle match. Paul Heyman and Michael Hayes wanted Rock to lose clean to the ankle lock, since he was winning the title on Sunday anyway and Angle was doing the job. Pat Patterson and Triple H argued against it, saying Rock shouldn't be tapping to anyone, even though Angle's gimmick right now is that he can make everyone tap (even Hogan last month). So instead, we got the Undertaker run-in DQ finish and Dave says this kinda shit is why WWE is unable to create long-term storylines. There was also a bunch of bickering with Heyman, Triple H and Hayes over the finish of the Jericho/Cena match as well, which Jericho was apparently upset about.
  • In an online chat this week, Goldberg didn't rule out going to WWE but said he hasn't met with anyone in the company. He also said that if WWE had kept Vince Russo, then there's zero chance he would have gone. When asked about Japan, he only said he's considering all offers. Goldberg is said to have no interest in the WWE schedule and is content with the idea of working a few big shows a year in Japan. That's all well and good but Dave says the reality is that the biggest money opportunity for Goldberg is in WWE, where there's several dream matches that would do huge PPV business and earn him far more money than he can ever make in Japan. WWE also gives you the kind of celebrity exposure in America that can open up acting roles. But the problem is, giving Goldberg a reduced schedule could cause some issues in the locker room. Then again, Rock and Hogan are already working reduced schedules.
  • This week's episode of WWE Confidential was the best of the series yet, focusing on the Bischoff and McMahon relationship. It was weird to see these two, out of character, reminiscing about a time when they legitimately would have gladly killed each other. They even showed Bischoff's 1990 WWF audition tape.
  • Various WWF notes: Kevin Nash did an interview and said he has spoken to Steve Austin since the walkout and gave his opinion on why Austin left. "I think Steve was burned out. He's got a broken neck, bad knees and a bad back. I know what it feels like when I wake up every morning. And he's had a couple multi-million years. Maybe it just isn't worth it to him anymore." Bischoff did a radio interview and noted he's been in L.A. constantly pitching TV ideas and said there's no interest in wrestling anywhere in Hollywood right now. Vince and Linda McMahon have purchased a new vacation condo in Boca Raton, FL. It's an 8-bedroom 10,000 sqft. condo on the 7th and 8th floors of the Excelsior hotel. The double-unit condo recently appraised for 14 million.
  • DDP did an interview and admitted that the stalker angle was the most disappointing thing he's ever done in wrestling because he wanted so badly for it to work and it flopped. DDP also said that Steve Austin hasn't called him since he was forced to retire and admitted he was kind of hurt by it. He said he knows Austin is going through a lot right now, but they're friends and if Austin can't take the time to care about what's going on in his life, then he can't be bothered to waste time worrying about whatever Austin is going through either.
NEXT WEDNESDAY: Mainstream stories about wrestling deaths in the works, TNA files lawsuit accusing marketing firm of defrauding the company, Observer Hall of Fame preview, TNA in deep financial trouble, and more...
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New Releases for August 2020

Data courtesy http://www.bookreporter.com
For more discussion, see the monthly New Releases post.
Title Author ReleaseDate
Autobiography
Being Lolita Alisson Wood August 4, 2020
Inferno Catherine Cho August 4, 2020
The Fixed Stars Molly Wizenberg August 4, 2020
The Long Accomplishment Rick Moody August 4, 2020
Grand Sara Schaefer August 11, 2020
The Smallest Lights in the Universe Sara Seager August 18, 2020
The Erratics Vicki Laveau-Harvie August 18, 2020
This Is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire Nick Flynn August 25, 2020
Vesper Flights Helen Macdonald August 25, 2020
Biography
The Mystery of Charles Dickens A.N. Wilson August 4, 2020
Nights in White Castle Steve Rushin August 11, 2020
Crime
Eliot Ness and the Mad Butcher Max Allan Collins August 4, 2020
Six Days in August David King August 4, 2020
The Book of Atlantis Black Betsy Bonner August 4, 2020
Fantasy
Harrow the Ninth Tamsyn Muir August 4, 2020
The Last Uncharted Sky Curtis Craddock August 11, 2020
The Memory of Souls Jenn Lyons August 25, 2020
Fiction
The Comeback Ella Berman August 3, 2020
Every Bone a Prayer Ashley Blooms August 4, 2020
No Woods So Dark as These Randall Silvis August 4, 2020
Bear Necessity James Gould-Bourn August 4, 2020
In the Valley Ron Rash August 4, 2020
The Boys' Club Erica Katz August 4, 2020
The Bright Side Sanctuary for Animals Becky Mandelbaum August 4, 2020
The Death of Vivek Oji Akwaeke Emezi August 4, 2020
The Finisher Peter Lovesey August 4, 2020
The Weekend Charlotte Wood August 4, 2020
True Story Kate Reed Petty August 4, 2020
With or Without You Caroline Leavitt August 4, 2020
Before You Go Tommy Butler August 11, 2020
Choppy Water Stuart Woods August 11, 2020
Fire in the Blood Perry O'Brien August 11, 2020
Last Call on Decatur Street Iris Martin Cohen August 11, 2020
Lone Jack Trail Owen Laukkanen August 11, 2020
Then She Vanished T. Jefferson Parker August 11, 2020
The Midwife Murders James Patterson August 11, 2020
The Second Wife Rebecca Fleet August 18, 2020
When These Mountains Burn David Joy August 18, 2020
Grown Ups Emma Jane Unsworth August 18, 2020
Impersonation Heidi Pitlor August 18, 2020
Ordinary Hazards Anna Bruno August 18, 2020
Royal Danielle Steel August 18, 2020
Seven Days in Summer Marcia Willett August 18, 2020
Summer Ali Smith August 18, 2020
Sisters Daisy Johnson August 25, 2020
The Hierarchies Ros Anderson September 1, 2020
Historical Fiction
An Accidental Corpse Helen A. Harrison August 4, 2020
Paris Never Leaves You Ellen Feldman August 4, 2020
A Saint from Texas Edmund White August 4, 2020
Bronte's Mistress Finola Austin August 4, 2020
The Lions of Fifth Avenue Fiona Davis August 4, 2020
The Woman in Red Diana Giovinazzo August 4, 2020
Universe of Two Stephen P. Kiernan August 4, 2020
The Day Lincoln Lost Charles Rosenberg August 11, 2020
The Boy in the Field Margot Livesey August 11, 2020
A Traveler at the Gates of Wisdom John Boyne August 11, 2020
The Patron Saint of Pregnant Girls Ursula Hegi August 18, 2020
The Queen of Tuesday Darin Strauss August 18, 2020
The Exiles Christina Baker Kline August 25, 2020
History
A Furious Sky Eric Jay Dolin August 4, 2020
Fallout Lesley M.M. Blume August 4, 2020
Olive the Lionheart Brad Ricca August 11, 2020
Horror
The Hollow Ones Guillermo del Toro August 4, 2020
The Living Dead George A. Romero August 4, 2020
Mystery
Bad News Travels James Swain August 4, 2020
Behind the Red Door Megan Collins August 4, 2020
Cry Baby Mark Billingham August 4, 2020
Dead West Matt Goldman August 4, 2020
The Eighth Detective Alex Pavesi August 4, 2020
The Last Mrs. Summers Rhys Bowen August 4, 2020
The Night Swim Megan Goldin August 4, 2020
A Private Cathedral James Lee Burke August 11, 2020
The Less Dead Denise Mina August 18, 2020
Payback Lorenzo Carcaterra August 25, 2020
The Silence Kendra Elliot August 25, 2020
The Cutting Room Ashley Dyer August 25, 2020
Squeeze Me Carl Hiaasen September 29, 2020
Nonfiction
How We Live Now Bill Hayes August 25, 2020
The Socrates Express Eric Weiner August 25, 2020
Romance
The Friendship List Susan Mallery August 4, 2020
You Had Me at Hola Alexis Daria August 4, 2020
No Offense Meg Cabot August 11, 2020
The Dazzling Truth Helen Cullen August 18, 2020
Thick as Thieves Sandra Brown August 25, 2020
Science Fiction
Migrations Charlotte McConaghy August 4, 2020
The New Wilderness Diane Cook August 11, 2020
Short Stories
Why Visit America Matthew Baker August 4, 2020
A House Is a Body Shruti Swamy August 11, 2020
Thriller
Convince Me Nina Sadowsky August 4, 2020
Imperfect Women Araminta Hall August 4, 2020
Luster Raven Leilani August 4, 2020
The First to Lie Hank Phillippi Ryan August 4, 2020
The Silent Wife Karin Slaughter August 4, 2020
The Wicked Sister Karen Dionne August 4, 2020
Under Pressure Robert Pobi August 4, 2020
We Are All the Same in the Dark Julia Heaberlin August 11, 2020
Blood Victory Christopher Rice August 18, 2020
The Second Mother Jenny Milchman August 18, 2020
Final Cut S.J. Watson August 25, 2020
The Glass Kingdom Lawrence Osborne October 6, 2020
Safecracker Ryan Wick December 25, 2020
Unknown
Land of Wolves Craig Johnson August 4, 2020
The Palace Christopher Reich August 4, 2020
The Last Ocean Nicci Gerrard August 11, 2020
Tracking Game Margaret Mizushima August 11, 2020
The Warehouse Rob Hart August 18, 2020
Roughhouse Friday Jaed Coffin August 20, 2020
The Fifth Column Andrew Gross August 25, 2020
Fka USA Reed King August 25, 2020
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2020.08.01 03:54 megannotmeagan I volunteer as tribute to write a recap of Reality Steve’s Instagram Live

I’ll update here as he says important things! I'm in Central Time so this started at 9PM for me.
9:00: Just starting: RS commenting on the number of people tuning in (currently 3,000 but the number is quickly rising). He's wearing a baseball cap and looks very relaxed.
9:01: There's a lot to unravel.
9:02: A lot is speculation. Started yesterday with the Dale headline about Clare quitting the show. He wasn't taking a shot at Clare with his Tweet. He was talking about salacious headlines. Reiterates that the lead can't just "quit". But then saw the headline from US Weekly about cut contestants coming back.
9:03: Knows a contestant personally that didn't even make it to the first night but was contacted by a producer to come back if he wanted. He didn't initially see a reason to run with it because it didn't make sense to him, although he didn't doubt it. It would make sense if they are recasting for Tayshia's season, in light of the new speculation
9:04: "I can't tell you if Clare is off the show or not". She might be out there and not filming, she might be filming, or she might be going home. He is CERTAIN that Tayshia is in La Quinta and there is no reason for her to be there unless she were filming something.
9:05 He truly believes Tayshia will the Bachelorette going forward. If she is (whether she already started or hasn't already started), what happened to Clare? The only 2 possibilities (well, 3, but he's not going there because it could cause bad speculation due to connections with her mom? He didn't elaborate very much but seems to imply that it could be due to her mom's health. If it is, we will know right away). 1. Clare was so difficult that they fired her 2. Clare fell for Dale hard and told them that she didn't want to fake it for an entire season.
9:07: Devil's advocate for both options: 1. MANY Bachelorettes have been divas in the past, so why would Clare be fired after only 2 weeks? 2. If you asked numerous leads in the past (Ben or Brad, for example), many would say that they would have left after a few weeks when they already knew who they wanted, so why would Clare be the exception? Could be that they would let her get away with it due to all the craziness already (COVID, non traveling, etc.)
9:10: We know Clare falls hard and fast for guys after seeing her on other Bachelor shows. Brings up the idea that she's already been talking to Dale during these past few months. It might have happened without production knowing and they got mad. THIS IS SPECULATION. This is the first time the lead has known so far in advance who her men were.
9:12: If this is all true and Tayshia is going to be Bachelorette, this will probably be more of a Kaitlyn and Britt situation, where it's no secret who the Bachelorette is.
9:13: If Tayshia has taken over, ABC will definitely announce it. They will probably not say why she is the new Bachelorette, but they will definitely announce it. But it's complicated because they've been promoting Clare constantly for months.
9:14: Since they've done that, TPTB have to show you Clare on the show. Unsure of how this will play out. Could be that the season is split equally between Clare and Tayshia or they could put all of Clare's footage in episode 1. His guess is that they will show 4 episodes (half the season/two weeks of filming) of Clare.
9:15: Last night he believes was RC #4, so there are about 15 guys. So if you bring Tayshia in at this point, what happens there? Do you make the guys choose whether to stay or leave? Do they have to stay? Do you bring back other guys to quarantine and shut down production? There are no solid answers.
9:16: He believes the best option is to start over from scratch. Give the guys the option of staying or leaving and then bring back other guys (maybe why they were calling people to come back who were initially cast).
9:17: Compares it to Bachelorette NZ where Lily was brought in halfway through. It could be that Clare is set on Dale but TPTB don't want it to get out so they bring on another Bachelorette for the other guys (but doubts this is the case).
9:18: If she's fired, there's no point in keeping her. If she's into Dale, it wouldn't make sense to continue production.
9:19: Thinks it's more realistic that Clare fell for Dale and the producers went with it because of the twist it would offer.
9:20: Does not think that Clare was fired due to being a diva. They promoted her way too much to turn around and fire her. Does not think there will be two simultaneous Bachelorettes. Reiterates that Tayshia is definitely there in La Quinta and there's no reason for her to be there unless she's filming.
9:21: Asks Ashley Spivey to come on but she declines because she's in her pajamas lol
9:22: Says again that if Tayshia is the Bachelorette, it will not be kept secret, especially since it's already "out there" as a spoiler. Reiterates that Tayshia was a top contender for Bachelorette, along with Clare and Tia, so it's not a "random" choice. Doesn't think it has to do with race. She was already a top choice.
9:23: Ashley Spivey joins, presumably after she's changed out of her pajamas.
9:24: ASHLEY'S POV: Feels like Clare wouldn't make this decision without consulting Dale, so she believes that Clare and Dale talked pre-show and made this decision together. Also believes Clare didn't expect to do the show during COVID when she signed up so decided to get out when she felt a connection.
9:25: Steve says Clare would already know how TPTB manipulates the show at this point after 4 shows, so it's unlikely she would leave angry. Ashley believes if it was really suddenly gone, TPTB would use it to stir up drama and would not have had Tayshia as a backup.
9:26: Steve says Tayshia has been there (La Quinta) since Monday, so the decision was already made at that point.
9:27: Steve directly addresses the Reddit post. Says Clare would absolutely not cancel dates. Ashley hates the connotations around Clare being an older woman and being labeled as "difficult".
9:28: Steve says if it is the case that Clare is so into Dale that she left, viewers SHOULD be happy because that's what the show is all about. He says it's unlikely either Dale or Clare would move, especially with her mother being so sick so he doesn't have high hopes for their relationship continuing.
9:29: Ashley says when you fall in love, you don't think about logistics sometimes. Ashley says the Bachelorettes are more decisive than the Bachelors. Steve says most of them would have definitely left the show early if they were allowed to (with their F1s). Side note: Says it would have been stupid for Becca to leave with Garrett lol
9:30: Steve reiterates that previously cut guys are definitely being contacted again to come back because he knows for sure. The guy he knows of turned it down but was never told it was because they were hiring for a lead. TPTB just asked him to come back with no explanation so he turned it down.
9:31: Steve brings up the fact that everyone has to quarantine again if Tayshia is there.
9:32: Ashley says maybe that's why Tayshia has already been quarantining. But Steve asks then why they would have continued filming with Clare if they knew Tayshia would be taking over?
9:33: Both Steve and Ashley say the guys would have auditioned for the show knowing that Tayshia was a finalist.
9:33: Both of them think it's a possibility that TPTB planned this from the beginning. Ashley says maybe Clare told a producer that she had been talking to Dale. Steve says they would have known that Dale was a strong contender before filming if this were the case.
9:34: Steve brings up the Reddit post again and asks Ashley if it's possible that Clare really was a diva. Says if this whole thing was pre-planned, Dale and Clare were definitely talking previously.
9:35: Demi shows up and Steve asks if she wants to join the live. She says yes but that she's naked.
9:36: Ashley was crying earlier. Says it's because she was watching "Good Trouble".
9:37: Ashley says she's jumping off so Demi can come on. This is a mess. It's like watching a bunch of people use Instagram for the first time.
9:37: Demi is on finally. Said she's tried to contact Tayshia but she didn't answer. Said when she texted her, the text sent green, meaning that Tayshia is out of service or her phone isn't accepting texts.
9:38: Demi brings up the podcast. Says her producers will contact Steve about coming on later. Says she canceled because she got anxious about what to ask him on the podcast. Says she didn't mean to blow him off. Steve says he never got that impression.
9:39: My husband has entered the room. He asked me if I'm watching "The Bachelorette" and then asks "who died?" lol
9:40: Said she just got back from visiting Hannah and Dylan at Dylan's family's lakehouse because she got invited last minute thought "why not"? (My input: because there's a pandemic, Demi).
9:41: Steve is summarizing everything he's already said because Demi says she hasn't been paying attention. Demi seems to not know that Tayshia was contacted again as a finalist for the Bachelorette this season.
9:41: Demi didn't hang out with Tayshia very much during filming of the Bachelor but did hang out with her during BIP. They became friends during BIP.
9:42: Demi wishes Tayshia could have a normal season with travel.
9:44: They're just saying the same things over and over again because Demi hasn't watched any of this Instagram Live. Not going to type all of this because it's literally the same thing I typed earlier.
9:46: Demi says she doesn't know anything about Tayshia taking over but loves drama and loves mess and is excited to watch the season. Steve says he has questions for her. Demi says they have to wait for her podcast (thank goodness).
SWITCHES TO DEMI TALKING ABOUT HER RELATIONSHIP. This is the last they ever actually talk about Clare until the VERY END where they give no new info, fair warning. The rest of this recap is about Demi and Steve's (VERY LONG) conversation.
9:47: Steve asks about her relationship. Demi says she'll answer questions about it here because she's sick of talking about it on her podcast. Steve asks if she's still friends with her most recent ex. Demi says they are friends. After the breakup was weird because they were still acting like they were dating. Needed the trip with Hannah G and Dylan to clear her head.
9:48: Has been chatting with him since she got back from her trip. Wants to make sure he's okay. They started dating February 4 and started quarantining March 16.
9:49: Says they fought during quarantine. Says they were both immature while spending so much time together right off the bat. Says they both thought they were soulmates but spending uninterrupted time together was not good for their relationship.
9:50: He's a musician and does TikTok and Instagram. Steve calls him "one of those people" lol. They met through Katie M.
9:51: Demi ended things. Reached out a week later to get back together and he said no.
9:52: No chance of reconciliation. They are better as friends. She misses having a partner and having someone with her all the time but they both need to work on themselves and doesn't think it would ever work again. Doesn't need a man to satisfy her.
9:53: Pans to her cats who are asleep on her couch. There is also lingerie there (LINGER-Y).
9:53: Steve asks about her twitter rant about her sexuality. Says she likes whoever she's going to like. Doesn't want people telling her she should only date men or women. She wants to just date who she likes.
SWITCHES TO BECCA AND GARRETT
9:55: Steve says he doesn't know any "tea" but definitely doesn't think they're together. Says it's fishy that they haven't been in the same state for months. Says it's obvious they broke up. Wonders why they haven't announced it when everyone knows they aren't together.
9:56: Demi says public breakups are hard because you don't want to let people down or deal with hate and speculations. Says she has bad social anxiety and hates speculation on her so she thinks that could be a reason why they wouldn't have announced it. She's not close with either of them (but has met Becca. Says she's fantastic). Says it must be hard for Becca to deal with things Garrett has said and done and must feel torn between supporting her fiance and her own convictions.
SWITCHES TOPICS AGAIN TO DEMI'S LIFE BEFORE THE SHOW
9:57: Demi saw Hannah B a few weeks ago. Says she's not moving near her. Loves talking to her and says they are always able to pick up right where they left off.
9:58: Steve says it's hot and humid in Texas.
9:59: They're now talking about Texas and where Demi went to high school. I would like for them to stop shooting the breeze now.
10:00: Was Demi working at Pottery Barn before going on Colton's show??? Yes, but not at the location Steve thought. Thought it was funny that she was given the title of "interior designer". She wasn't just a sales associate but was also not an interior designer. She sold over a million dollars worth of products while working there. Was at work when she got the call from The Bachelor.
SWITCHES TOPICS AGAIN TO KAT
10:01: Steve says things are going great with Kat and they are still together. Over 2,000 people have left this live. I am committed though. If it weren't for this recap, I would have left 20 minutes ago.
10:02: Demi invited Kat on her podcast because she's a huge Big Brother fan and she was following Demi on Instagram. Kat said she wanted to be the "Demi of her season".
10:03: Demi was supposed to go to a large event in Vegas and would have met Kat but was told no due to her contract.
10:04: Kat is not on All Stars (unless she hasn't told Steve lol)
10:05: Did Kat sleep with Jackson and that's why she had a falling out with Hollly??? Steve says no. I feel weird hearing about this through Steve. (I have not ever seen an episode of Big Brother so I am confused who all these people are).
10:06: Demi asks Steve if they're "official". (Didn't they confirm this like a month ago?) Steve says Kat is the only public girlfriend he's had since starting his job as a spoiler account.
SWITCHES TOPICS TO OLIVE GARDEN
10:07: Demi asks Steve what his favorite menu item at OG is. THREE FAVORITES (no joke, this is actually good information): Tour of Italy, Chicken Parmesan, Basic rigatoni and meatballs.
SWITCHES TOPICS TO CALIFORNIA AND HOOTERS (Yes, I'm serious. Yes, I wish I wasn't).
10:09: Steve used to live in LA. Demi did not know this.
10:10: Demi went to Texas State before dropping out. Used to work at Hooters. Worked there for a few months. She was the "recovery" waitress who would take over for customers who weren't happy with their service.
10:11: Moved back to Dallas after getting really drunk at Hooters and thinking she would get fired. Went back to Community College online while working at Pottery Barn. Is one class away from having an Associates Degree in Business. Would like to get her degree.
10:11: Steve is giving us his thoughts on Hooters. Doesn't think Hooters sexualizes women. Calls sports bars "breast-aurants" lol. He's now talking about uniforms at various sports bras. Says Hooters seems modest when compared to some bars where he lives. I would very much like this to be over now.
10:13: Demi talks about a show where someone went undercover as a waitress at a bar and exposed how sleazy managers are. Demi said the only gross thing at Hooters was the roaches. Says she got in trouble for smoking at work once. Said her GM compared it to kids seeing Goofy smoking a cigarette at Disney World. 2,000 more people have left this live. I am envious of them.
10:15: Steve is 45 years old. He does not go to Hooters to flirt with waitresses. He goes for the WINGS, DARN IT.
10:16: He's talking about the uniform again. Reiterates that it's much more modest at Hooters than at other "breast-aurants". Demi said you have to buy your own pantyhose and that they rip all the time.
10:17 Talks about a sports bra near him called "Tight Ends" and their "Lingerie Lunches" where women literally wear G-strings to serve food.
10:19: Demi had a creep ask for her at the restaurant when she worked at Hooters until she said "no" and made other people serve him.
10:20: Talking about waitresses who have regulars come in and give them massive tips. My phone is about to die, as is my soul.
10:20: This won't be infinite, right? Like they have to stop talking at some point, yes?
10:21: Demi talking about a customer she used to hook up with who had a wooden leg. Tries to remember his Instagram username. I feel like this poor man is about to be bombarded.
10:21: Steve finally gives an indication that they're ending soon. Says again that he believes Clare is not the Bachelorette anymore. He will try and find out the reason. Demi does not know anything about the season.
10:22: Steve's sources are telling him that the report on Reddit is true. He will post about it on Twitter and Instagram when he knows.
10:23: Demi's producers will reach out to scheduled a podcast with RS soon.
10:24: They talk about her recent guests, including Katie Morton. Talk about the fact that her address was found and posted online. She found a new apartment that is high security. Demi says Katie has been getting really into interior design and doing mood boards for people. Demi said she should charge for it. Says Katie is creative. Not doing dancing since COVID. Demi said Katie was in a big movie but then says "maybe I shouldn't have said that". Says Katie is always very productive.
SWITCHES TOPICS TO TIKTOK
10:26: Demi says her TikTok game is "trash". Says she did a recent ad with over a million viewers but got paid very little. Says it was the one she did for "roommate" (I'm only 24 and I feel very old and I don't know what this means). EDIT: A kind commenter said it's "BrüMate". I have never heard of this either.
10:28: Steve asks "anything else"? as if we haven't talked about nothing for the last 45 minutes. Demi says she'll ask him questions on her podcast. THANK GOODNESS.
10:28: Can you view texts while on an Instagram story? Yes, but it freezes. We are all better for this knowledge, truly. Demi wants to check a text but doesn't want it to freeze. This is truly the Sophie's Choice of the Bachelor world.
SWITCHES TOPICS TO COLTON AND CASSIE
10:31: Demi has no idea what happened. Says Cassie has been very respectful about the breakup.
10:32: I have heard the word "clout" too many times at this point.
10:32: Steve says reporters from media outlets will listen to Bachelor podcasts for hours to get their headlines.
SWITCHES TOPICS TO RACHEL
10:32: They both hate that Rachel gets called racist names for speaking out on the franchise.
10:33: Demi says she approaches Rachel for information and education but hates that Rachel is expected to give this information out all the time. She loves Rachel.
SWITCHES TOPICS TO HB AND TC
10:34: Steve says people are deadset that these two will end up together. Asks Demi for her opinion. Demi says she and Hannah don't talk about that. Their relationship isn't about boys or girls. She says it's unfair that they both have an expectation of being in a relationship with each other. Wishes they could date other people without being criticized.
10:35: "They're friends. Maybe more, maybe not." Demi is about to awaken the tinfoil den.
10:35: Steve references the whole mess with Gigi and then the quarantine crew. Says Hannah B probably wasn't planning on spending so much time in Florida but probably had to because of quarantine.
10:36: Demi says Hannah has amazing things to say about Matt and had a great time hanging out in Florida. (I would personally like if the quarantine crew actually quarantined but that's just me)
10:37: Demi references her trip to Wisconsin with Hannah G and Dylan. Says she took a COVID test beforehand. Says you can hang out without being in a relationship.
10:37: They both say anyone in this franchise is always assumed to be in a relationship if seen with someone from the opposite sex.
SWITCHES TOPICS TO NICK V, THEIR "RELATIONSHIP", AND THE INFAMOUS PODCAST
10:38: Demi addresses the assumption of her and Nick hooking up. TEA: Demi tried to hook up with Nick and he turned her down because it would ruin the friendship. They have never hooked up, according to Demi. She says she flirts with him for fun but that nothing will ever happen because they're such good friends.
10:39: Demi wants to talk about Nick's podcast with Reality Steve on her podcast. (HOW ARE THEY GOING TO HAVE ANYTHING LEFT TO DISCUSS AFTER THIS INSTAGRAM LIVE OH MY WORD)
10:40: Steve: "does he talk over you all the time?" LOL. Demi says yes but she doesn't mind.
10:40 Remember an hour ago when I said I thought this was wrapping up? I miss how young I was then.
10:42: Steve doesn't hold anything against Demi for being friends with Nick. Says he is not a huge fan of Nick's. Hopes they can discuss this more on her podcast without any judgement. Demi says they can and says she can be friends with both.
10:42: Steve says he feels the same way about dating Kat and still being friendly with Holly.
SWITCHES BACK TO THE BACHELOR AND CLARE
10:43: Demi asks Steve who his sources are. He laughs.
10:43: Steve says whoever posted on Reddit found out before he did. Says his job for the next 2-3 days is to verify the information and find out more about why Clare was replaced.
10:44: Demi asks what if they're doing this so Steve has the wrong spoilers. Steve said that's not it because he didn't even find out first.
10:45: Demi says she reads his spoilers and respects his work.
10:45: Someone in the comments just said "Tateishi". Are we joking right now.
SWITCHES TO RS AND DEMI'S FORMER "FEUD"
10:46: References Demi's old tweet bashing RS and RS saying "Demi, you're trying too hard"
10:46: Demi says watching back her WTA makes her cringe. Said she was so angry at the filming because of Courtney and having a pacifier shoved in her mouth.
10:47: This inspired her to be angry. Says she was way over the top and that partly led to her tweet to RS bashing him for making money off of people's personal lives.
10:48: They again reference the podcast. Please just go record it now.
SWITCHES TO REDDIT
10:48: Steve never reads Reddit. Says Kat LOVES Reddit and will send him links of posts about Kat and Steve.
10:49: Demi is looking for her charger. I kind of hope her phone dies so this Live ends.
10:49: Demi said she stopped reading posts on /bachelor because it was affecting her mental health. She loves Reddit in general, though. Says she's tempted to read about herself sometimes.
10:49: Steve doesn't understand "how Reddit works" lol
10:50: They're talking about fondant now. Demi has been reading on Reddit about people who hate fondant. Steve doesn't know what it is.
10:50: Demi is trying to explain to Steve what Reddit is. It is not going well.
SWITCHES TOPICS TO VAPES
10:52: Demi uses a Juul, NOT A VAPE (says they're the same thing but she hates the word "vape). She starts smoking on the live but says not to do it.
10:53: Steve asks if the point of vaping is to quit smoking. Demi says no, absolutely not. Stopped smoking cigarettes but started smoking tobacco and weed. Stopped to pass the drug test for the Bachelor. Someone snuck a Juul into the mansion and got Demi hooked. She won't say who snuck it in.
10:54: Another thousand people have left. This max exodus has inspired me. I hope those people are happy now.
10:55: Demi doesn't know what the "5%" on the Juul packaging means. Says it's terrible for you but doesn't know how bad. Wants to quit but can't.
10:55: Steve asks if e-cigs are the same.
10:56: Demi says she has "no idea what she's inhaling". I am sure there will be no consequences of this.
10:56: Demi doesn't really smoke weed anymore but sometimes eats edibles. Says it helps with her anxiety.
SWITCHES TO DEMI LOVATO
10:57: Steve says he has a personal question. Asks if she's still friends with Demi Lovato.
10:57: They met while filming Hannah B's MTA or ATFR (Demi can't remember which one)
10:58: They are both happy for Demi L's engagement
10:58: I just realized I completely forgot Bachelor Demi's last name. I am not sad about this fact.
10:58: Demi Bachelor says Demi L calls in and checks on her, especially if Demi doesn't post for awhile on her alt account
10:58: Demi Bachelor will not comment on Mike and Demi L's relationship. Demi Bachelor says she would have been angry if Mike had mentioned her kissing skills, too.
10:59: Demi Bachelor says Mike talked to every single girl at BIP except for her upon arrival. He joked around and said "why do you think that is, Demi?" but then said it was because he didn't have time to talk to her. Demi Bachelor thinks Mike is hot.
SWITCHES TO RELATIONSHIPS FROM COLTON'S SEASON
11:00: Sydney from Colton's season has a boyfriend. Apparently it's her first ever.
11:00: Demi calls Hannah G and Dylan "precious". Ok.
11:01: Steve mentions that Caelynn and Dean don't follow each other on Instagram. Commenters are quick to say they never followed each other.
11:03: Kirpa has a boyfriend.
11:03: Heather Martin does not have a boyfriend. She just hung out with Hannah B. Are we going to go through the whole cast?
11:03: Hannah B was 7th. "We all know about everything there"
11:04: Yes we really are going through the entire cast. Nicole has a boyfriend.
11:04: Elyse texts Demi and checks in on her mental health
11:04: A commenter says there's already an article about this Instagram Live. I hope it's referencing me, tbh.
11:05: Talks about how long they've been talking. WE BEEN KNEW.
SWITCHES TO DEMI'S TRIP(S)
11:05: Demi is leaving on another trip but can't tell us where. Says "we will see very soon". Hmmm...(wonder if this has anything to do with Mike and Hannah Ann filming together?)
11:06: She's flying somewhere
11:06: OMG I THINK THIS IS FINALLY ENDING.
11:06: Again. They will talk on the podcast. Again, I wonder what topic could be discussed more than they have already said.
WRAP UP
11:07: Steve will keep checking in on the Tayshia situation.
11:07: Steve thanks us for tuning in. I am bitter.
The video is over. I can hardly believe it. This will be available as a recorded Live on Steve's page later.
Thank you all for the awards and comments! I hope I brightened your night <3
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2020.07.29 18:50 daprice82 Wrestling Observer Rewind ★ Jul. 15, 2002

Going through old issues of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter and posting highlights in my own words. For anyone interested, I highly recommend signing up for the actual site at f4wonline and checking out the full archives.
PREVIOUSLY:
1-7-2002 1-14-2002 1-21-2002 1-28-2002
2-4-2002 2-11-2002 2-18-2002 2-25-2002
3-4-2002 3-11-2002 3-18-2002 3-25-2002
4-1-2002 4-8-2002 4-15-2002 4-22-2002
4-29-2002 5-6-2002 5-13-2002 5-20-2002
5-27-2002 6-3-2002 6-10-2002 6-17-2002
6-24-2002 7-1-2002 7-8-2002
  • In a shocking turn of events, NWA-TNA announced last week that Vince Russo was joining the promotion, less than 3 weeks after he returned to WWE. Russo's return to WWE was announced as joining the company as part of the creative team on 6/20, but after his first creative meeting, he was demoted to consultant and was paid $1,000 a week to sit at home and send in written critiques of the weekly TV shows. Russo didn't have a contract and it's no secret that his return was deeply unpopular in the locker room and even more unpopular in the office among those who still resent him for how he left in 1999. Russo has told friends that he feels like WWE is a mess and it won't change because Vince McMahon won't remove Stephanie McMahon from her position as head writer. Russo recently sold his record store in Atlanta and was planning to move back up north (he never liked living in the south, but moved there when he went to WCW) but he hasn't moved yet. According to TNA sources, Russo will essentially help with production and writing of the shows. TNA is way understaffed when it comes to people with experience producing live shows like this. Russo was introduced to the staff on 7/9 and, much like in WWE, there were a lot of unhappy people who weren't the least bit happy to see him. He's not exactly the most well-liked guy in the business. But he's still good friends with Jeff Jarrett and Russo had already been contributing ideas and storylines for this company before the brief WWE return anyway. At the time, Russo's involvement was being kept secret because of his lawsuit with Hulk Hogan. AOL/Time Warner was representing him (since the incident happened in WCW). They only agreed to represent him as long as he didn't go work for another wrestling promotion. When the WWE offer came along, Russo managed to get AOL/Time Warner to drop that stipulation, which allowed him to go work for WWE. And now, subsequently, TNA. The lawsuit with Hogan is still ongoing and AOL/Time Warner's lawyers are still repping Russo.
  • Kevin Nash will be out of action for god knows how long after tearing his left quad in a match on Raw. It was Nash's first match back since suffering a bicep tear back in March. After tagging in, he tore his quad on the first move. It's the same injury Triple H suffered that kept him out for over 7 months and there's no way that Nash—who's 10 years older than Triple H—is about to put himself through the same grueling rehab that Triple H did. Triple H moved to Birmingham and lived there 24/7 doing Dr. James Andrews full-time rehab program. Nash has kids and a family and shit, he's probably not moving to Birmingham so he can do rehab 3 times a day. Dave suspects this is gonna take a bit longer for Nash (ended up being around 9 months). The injury occurred in a 10-man tag match that Nash wasn't even scheduled for until he found out the day of the show. Nash's original return to the ring was supposed to be on house shows later that week. The match was planned and designed to get Nash over as a huge monster and build him into one of the top 5 or so major main event stars in the company, because the plan was to do Nash vs. Triple H at Summerslam in one of the top matches (with Rock/Brock and Hogan/Vince penciled in as the other top matches). But as soon as Nash tagged in, he kicked Booker T, but then tripped over him when trying to step over Booker and collapsed, grabbing his thigh and screaming in pain. The match fell apart and nobody knew what to do until Shawn Michaels (not even in the match, just outside the ring) took charge and started telling guys what to do and calling spots. He improvised a superkick on Booker T and told Big Show to chokeslam him to finish it. The next day, Nash underwent surgery from Dr. James Andrews, who has done several previous surgeries on Nash (knee, bicep, elbow, and more). All in all, not a bump gone wrong or anything, just a freak accident.
WATCH: Kevin Nash tears his quad
  • Bret Hart has written a new column in the Calgary Sun, his first since suffering his recent stroke. Dave copies and pastes the whole column here, but I'll just cliff notes it: Bret is doing as well as can be expected. Made a stupid mistake by bike riding without a helmet because he'd been too lazy to fix the broken chin-strap. Hit a pothole, crashed his bicycle, hit his head, believes he suffered a stroke on impact. Was unable to move the left side of his body. Used his cell phone to call for help. Thanks fans, doctors, nurses, wife, kids, family, friends, etc. for being there for him. Promises he'll recover. Dave says Bret's progress has been slow but steady over the past week. He can take small steps with help but is mostly still confined to a bed and wheelchair and is only just now getting feeling back in his left leg. He's spending his time doing therapy and working on his autobiography which is apparently already 960 pages deep and he's only up to the late-80s so far. Doctors were surprised Bret was able to work on his book since they expected him to have memory issues or problems writing due to the stroke, but he has neither. Dave says Bret has talked about dividing the book up into 3 parts and releasing them that way due to the length (it only ended up being around 600 pages so he must have had a merciless editor).
  • WWE reached an out-of-court settlement this week with the Parents Television Council which will award WWE $3.5 million and a public apology from the PTC, as well as a promise that they will leave WWE alone. As part of the settlement, PTC agreed to never have any involvement with WWE business in the future, to never urge boycotts of WWE or of WWE sponsors. PTC head L. Brent Bozell had to issue a public apology to the WWE and Vince McMahon and the apology must be posted on the PTC's website home page for 6 months. They also must remove all other content from its website relating to WWE, its advertisers, or the accusations that WWE held any responsibility in the deaths of several children. Also, if WWE decides to make him do so, they can request Bozell meet with WWE advertisers personally to further explain his apology, and he'll be required to do it. Long story short: the PTC got absolutely fucking SPANKED here. The PTC will not be paying the settlement out of pocket, it will be paid by insurance, which is the only thing that is allowing them to even stay in business because without them, that $3.5 million would have killed the organization. The case was expected to go to trial in September and WWE was seeking $55 million in damages. And they likely would have won easily, so the PTC didn't have much of a choice here. They had to settle.
  • In addition to the above, attorney Jim Lewis (who represented Lionell Tate, one of the kids who was convicted of murdering a young girl) must also publicly apologize for claiming that Tate's actions were inspired by what he saw watching wrestling. Dave recaps the history of the PTC going after WWF at the height of its Attitude Era success, crusading against WWF by targeting their sponsors. At first, the PTC made some valid points about some of the extremely questionable content WWF was producing. Problem is, then they started outright lying and their claims got more and more outlandish, and Bozell turned it into a personal mission to take down Vince McMahon and the WWE, to the point that they crossed over into libel and defamation. They also used fake and misleading statistics when pressuring sponsors. All of this led to WWE taking them to court and mollywhopping dat ass. (I've actually done a lot of research on this WWE/PTC case for some other thing I'm writing and it's a really fun case to read about. WWE's past is pretty indefensible sometimes, but Bozell was out of his mind obsessed with destroying them. He's a hardcore right-wing conservative and his battle with WWE was literally a moral and religious crusade to him. To this day, I bet it eats Bozell alive that he got owned so thoroughly and had to release such a humbling apology. And oh, bet your ass, we're about to read that apology):
  • Bozell's and PTC's public apology on their website reads the following:
`Media Research Center (MRC), Parents Television Council (PTC), Dr. Delores Tucker, Mark Honig and I have in the past made statements regarding so-called wrestling deaths — children killed by other children alleged to be mimicking “professional wrestling” moves they saw on television.
We made such statements to members of MRC and PTC, the media, advertisers on World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) SmackDown! program, retailers that sell WWE-related toys and merchandise, public officials and the public.
MRC and PTC also produced a videotape as part of a fundraising campaign in connection with its “National Campaign to Clean Up TV Now!”, which advanced the notion that the murder of Tiffany Eunick was caused by the influence of professional wrestling on Lionel Tate.
The videotape included interviews with Lionel Tate’s lawyer advancing the notion that the murder of Tiffany Eunick, the victim, was directly caused by the impact that professional wrestling had on Lionel Tate.
We based our statements on media reports and source information. We now believe, based on extensive investigation and facts which have come to light since making those statements that it was wrong for MRC, PTC, their spokespersons and myself to have said anything that could be construed as blaming WWE or any of its programs for the deaths of the children.
Simply put, it was premature to reach that conclusion when we did, and there is now ample evidence to show that conclusion was incorrect. I now believe that professional wrestling played no role in the murder of Tiffany Eunick, which was a part of our “Clean Up TV Now!” campaign and am equally convinced that it was incorrect and wrong to have blamed WWE or any of its programs for the deaths of the other children.
Because of our statements, PTC, MRC and the WWE have been in litigation since November 2000. WWE vigorously advanced its position that neither it, nor “professional wrestling” led to these deaths.
WWE also contended that MRC, PTC, their spokespersons and I had misrepresented the number of advertisers who withdrew support from WWE’s SmackDown! television program after receiving communications from the PTC, some of which regrettably connected the WWE and SmackDown! to the deaths of children.
As such, WWE exercised its right to initiate this litigation, during which facts came to light that prompted me to make this statement.
By this retraction, I want to be clear that WWE was correct in pointing out that various statements made by MRC, PTC and me were inaccurate concerning the identity and number of WWE SmackDown! advertisers who withdrew support from the program. Many of the companies we stated had “withdrawn” or pulled their support had never, in fact, advertised on SmackDown! nor had any plan to advertise on SmackDown!
Again, we regret this error and retract any such misleading statements.
Finally, concerning the statements about child wrestling deaths, it was wrong to have stated or implied that WWE or any of its programs caused these tragic deaths. Specifically concerning the Lionel Tate case, recent developments lead us to believe that others and we were given, and relied upon, false information provided by parties close to the case.
The information that we were given and relied upon may have been designed to make a national example of the Florida murder trial, pinning the blame on WWE.
For example, we were told by a source that Lionel Tate was watching a WWE program when he assaulted Tiffany Eunick. In fact, Lionel Tate was watching the “Flintstones” and a cartoon entitled “Cow and Chicken.” We were also told, by a source, that Lionel Tate killed Tiffany Eunick while executing a wrestling move unique to a WWE character called the “Stone Cold Stunner”.
We have since learned that this was not true, nor was there any evidence that it was true. It is now well documented that after the Tate trial concluded, the presiding Judge said it was “inconceivable” that Tiffany Eunick’s injuries were caused by Lionel Tate mimicking wrestling moves.
Indeed, since the trial ended, Lionel Tate’s new lawyers have filed court papers in which they admit that the “wrestling defense” was, in their words, “bogus.”
Given these facts, WWE was within its rights to be angry at the MRC, PTC, their spokespersons and I for contacting WWE’s advertisers to go beyond complaining about WWE content but passing along accusations which we now know were false. Because I feel a simple retraction is not sufficient, I have personally extended my apology to Vince McMahon and the WWE on behalf of MRC, PTC, Dr. Tucker, Mr. Honig and me.
Through this letter, I now make this apology public and specifically directed to the advertising community that has in the past, is currently or may in the future consider advertising or sponsoring WWE programming.
The PTC can have its concern with the content of WWE’s television programming – though these concerns have been reduced significantly over the past years as a reflection of WWE’s changed standards. But nowhere in that debate, including in the correspondence and statements to the advertising community, should there have been any discussion of “wrestling” deaths.
I regret this happening. It wasn’t fair to WWE.
And I say this emphatically: Please disregard what others and we have said in the past about the Florida “wrestling” death. Neither “wrestling” in general, nor WWE specifically, had anything to do with it. Of that I am certain.’
  • PRIDE and K-1 announced their plans to put on the biggest event in MMA history, with a joint show in August, with hopes to draw 100,000 people to the Tokyo National Soccer Stadium. The original plan was for the show to take place on Aug. 29th, but they changed it to the 28th to avoid going head-to-head with a major NJPW show at Buddokan Hall which would have drawn many of the same fans they're trying to get. However, this is during monsoon season in Japan and it's an outdoor stadium, so just in case, they've got the stadium on reserve for several days in the event the scheduled date gets rained out. Here's the problem: this stadium only holds 60,000 for soccer games, so even if you add ground seating, realistically, you can only pack probably 80,000 at most. So the claim that they're going to draw 100,000 fans is "just as legitimate as the 93,173 number that WWE uses for its record." Dave notes that the real record for biggest paid attendance for a wrestling show is Summerslam 92 with the Hart/Bulldog match drawing 78,927 confirmed paid. But whatever. The plan for this show is for it to be an 8-9 match card, with every fight being dream matches featuring big name fighters. Rules for each fight will be unique and it will air on prime time TV in Japan. The main event will be Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Mirko Cro Cop, plus Dave breaks down a bunch of other planned or rumored match-ups.
  • Dave looks at some business numbers and it ain't good news. Just to give one example, WWE's average attendance-per-show was 4,711 during the month of June, which is the lowest month for attendance since Feb. 1997. And most of the tickets for those shows were sold before Austin walked out. So once fans realize that Austin really is gone (at least for now) and not coming back anytime soon, the coming months could look even more dire for ticket sales.
  • AAA's Triplemania X event took place last week (again) and ended with Octagon unmasking Pentagon in a mask vs. mask match. I only mention this because there have been lots of "Pentagon" characters over the years in AAA and later the indies in Mexico, portrayed by different people. But this match ended up being the last time the Pentagon gimmick would be used in AAA for the next decade.....until AEW star Pentagon Jr. began using the gimmick in 2012.
  • Keiji Muto is apparently trying to shorten what's left of his career by being a complete madman. Muto is already beyond banged up, with knees that should have retired him years ago. He has no business working a full schedule at this stage in his career, but he's AJPW's biggest star and best draw, so he is continuing to work every show. But now he's taking it a step further. Muto will be working 3 separate matches in one night for AJPW's upcoming Budokan Hall show. He's doing the Mick Foley gimmick, where he will wrestle under a different gimmick for each match. He'll be wrestling as Muto, Great Muta, and Kokushi Muso (the gimmick he uses only when he teams with Hakushi and paints his body in similar fashion). So yeah.
  • Vader was arrested in his hometown of Boulder, CO earlier this month for allegedly spitting at a police officer, threatening the officers with rocks, resisting arrest, drinking and driving, careless driving, and leaving the scene of an accident. It ended up taking 8 officers and 2 police dogs on the scene before Vader agreed to be arrested peacefully, and they used multiple sets of handcuffs. It started when Vader crashed his van into some bushes, but then backed out, left the scene, and drove home (about a block away). Police came to his home and found Vader severely intoxicated and barely able to stand. At some point, Vader told the police, "I will and can kick all of your asses! Let's fight!" The police brought in the police dogs, but Vader still wouldn't back down and threatened to kill the dogs if they came at him. Then he picked up rocks and threatened to throw them and spit at one of the cops, but missed. The other cops showed up and they eventually calmed him down and arrested him. According to records, Vader has 2 prior DUI arrests in Boulder. This all occurred just days before he was scheduled to leave for Japan for the latest NOAH tour but he still went and is over there working shows now.
  • Kenta Kobashi finally made his real in-ring return after more than a year out of action (aside from the one comeback match where he re-injured himself for 4 more months). Kobashi has been told in no uncertain terms that one more knee injury and he's done for good. Dave figures that knee injury is inevitable. Kobashi is working opening matches all week, teaming with the rookies and doing hot tag spots for now.
  • Former IWGP champion Kazuyuki Fujita is scheduled to make his return to NJPW next week after being out of action the past 7 months with a torn Achilles that caused him to vacate the IWGP title. He's going to continue doing shoot fights as well.
  • Manami Toyota, arguably (is it even arguable) the greatest female wrestler of all time, announced she is leaving All Japan Women and jumping ship to Gaea. Toyota has spent her entire 15 year career working for AJW so this is a surprise and a pretty big blow to AJW.
  • Jesse Ventura was rushed to the hospital this week with a blood clot in his lung after complaining of chest pains. He's now in stable condition, on blood thinners, and should be okay. Ventura has a history of blood clots and a pulmonary embolism in 1984 took him out of action right before he was about to start a lengthy (and surely lucrative) feud with Hulk Hogan. He eventually returned and wrestled for another year, mostly in tag teams and such, before retiring due to the health issues.
  • Dave has some anecdotal evidence of how TNA's viewership numbers are going and it ain't pretty. Between week 1 and week 2, there was a full 50% drop in responses to the reader poll Dave put out on the show. That was to be expected. But the drop from Week 2 to Week 3 was another 41% drop from that. So we're only a few weeks in and it appears this company is already hemorrhaging viewers. Internally, TNA is basically flaunting the preliminary numbers they got from the PPV providers that show they're doing big buyrates. Dave feels sorry for them because he's been following the PPV industry since it began and the preliminary numbers from the providers are ALWAYS wrong and ALWAYS substantially higher than what the real number ends up being. Dave basically says TNA is getting excited over fake numbers and if they're basing their future on what they expect to pull in financially, they're going to be VERY disappointed a few months from now when the real numbers are revealed and those PPV checks end up being way less than they're expecting. TNA's weekly production costs are around $200,000, which means they need at least 50,000 buys per week just to break even on the production costs (and that's not counting all the other costs like paying the wrestlers, advertising, etc. that I'm sure they'd like to have some extra money for). So we're only a few weeks in and, yet again, this whole project still does not seem sustainable.
  • Notes from TNA Weekly PPV: this was by far the weakest of the 3 shows so far. Dave thinks they're trying too hard to copy much of WWE's formula, rather than focusing on what makes them different or what they can do better. They were in Nashville this week, with about 2,000 fans (1,100 paid, the rest freebies). There's a lot of young talent here and they have potential, but so many of them aren't ready for the national stage and it showed. They did almost nothing to promote or build for next week's show, which is a killer when you're depending on people to pay for it every week. Dave thinks it felt like an episode of WCW Thunder. More production mistakes (wrong names on the screen during introductions, etc.). They announced Japanese wrestler Takao Omori and Christopher Daniels will be there next week, but made no effort to educate fans on who those people are or why anyone should care. Monty Brown made his debut and Dave is impressed, since he looks good, was athletic, and has some good mic skills and he thinks TNA did a better job of debuting and protecting him than WWE usually does with new guys. Another angle with NASCAR driver Hermie Sadler and it sucked, leading Dave to joke that Sterling Martin carried their tag team last time. 6 matches into the show and Dave says not a single one of them has even reached the 1-star mark. Thankfully, AJ Styles and David Young saved the show with a 2.25 star classic. Brian Christopher turned heel on Scott Hall, leading Hall to do a stretcher job in what was a pretty good angle but, ya know....it's Jarrett and Brian Christopher.
  • Various other TNA news and notes: they've been taking out radio ads to promote the shows, with the tagline, "If you're tired of that other wrestling..." Dave is flabbergasted that TNA brought Jackie Fargo in for the debut shows (in Huntsville, where he wasn't really a big name) but didn't use him at all in Nashville this week, since he's the biggest drawing star in the city's history. Vince Russo and Disco Inferno were backstage at the show. TNA's new backstage interviewer Goldylocks was in the Los Angeles airport during the shooting there last week that left 2 people dead and several others injured. She was even interviewed by the local news about it.
  • More fun political games in WWE. Paul Heyman and Pat Patterson came up with an angle to continue John Cena's momentum following his debut match with Kurt Angle, in which Cena would slap Vince McMahon in the face and then have a match with Jericho in which he would almost win and Jericho would have to cheat to get the pin. You know, make him look strong in defeat kinda thing, same as the Angle match. Well, Triple H apparently went to Vince and convinced him to nix the angle, saying nobody should be laying hands on Vince right now since they're building to Hogan vs. Vince at Summerslam. This turned into a major issue backstage because most of the locker room doesn't like the "NWO group" (basically, Nash, X-Pac, Shawn Michaels, and Triple H, even though he's not part of the group on TV). The usual Kliq stuff. Some of the wrestlers said that everyone can see that Cena has major star potential and they feel like Triple H cutting him off at the knees like this is more about protecting his own spot. They compromised and had Cena slap Jericho instead (Dave says it was a hell of a slap, and on his podcast, Bruce Prichard has told this story. Apparently Jericho insisted that Cena really lay in the slap to make it look good. And so Cena damn near killed him). Patterson in particular was furious that his idea got scrapped and told everyone who would listen about it, feeling the original angle would have gotten people talking about Cena (something they haven't been able to do with any of the other news guys) and felt the compromise angle didn't really have the same effect. Dave notes there's been a lot of resentment towards Nash and Michaels because they're getting some of the biggest pushes in the company right now despite not working full-time like everyone else. And Triple H is going to always be a target of it because of his real-life relationship with Stephanie McMahon. And, of course, X-Pac is basically protected by all his friends and has gotten out of doing multiple jobs in recent weeks when Nash or Michaels complained on his behalf. For what it's worth though, Hulk Hogan is said to be the total opposite, doing exactly what is asked of him and working as hard as he's capable of doing, has had no problem doing jobs or putting anyone over, and is pretty much avoiding all this Kliq drama. So at least one of these guys is redeeming their reputation here a little (just don't turn any hidden cameras on when he's having a conversation).
  • Chris Jericho has agreed to a new WWE deal, but hasn't yet signed the contract and is actually working without one at the moment. His previous deal expired a week or two ago and he's been hammering out details with WWE ever since. With declining business and no real competition to use as leverage, Jericho's negotiating power was obviously not great. But he is one of the company's key guys and word is Jericho considers the offer "fair, under the circumstances." So probably not as good as he was hoping, but that's what happens when you work for a monopoly.
  • Notes from Raw: "one of those nights best left forgotten," Dave says, as WWE's 2002 continues to suck. Booker T cut a promo challenging the NWO, but Eddie Guerrero answered the challenge instead, "I guess since they could get him to do a job on TV without complaining," Dave quips. And indeed, Booker won. Chris Benoit was embroiled in the beginnings of an angle with Austin and Flair, but when Austin left, everything got changed, and now Benoit is feuding with Bubba Ray Dudley, which is quite the demotion. Shawn Michaels cut a promo talking about the Kliq days, full of insider references that were lost on most of the crowd and it was so quiet that you could even hear one heckler yell, "Get to the point!" Dave doesn't understand why they're fondly reminiscing about a time that was by far the darkest, lowest period in the last 30 years of the business, but whatever. William Regal lost to Jeff Hardy, leading Dave to wonder whatever happened to the Regal/Molly Holly storyline that has seemingly been dropped with no explanation. And, of course, the Kevin Nash injury to end the show.
  • Oh yeah....and then there's this. Raw also featured a match with Trish Stratus & Bradshaw vs. Chris Nowinski & Jackie Gayda, which Dave calls "the longest 3:14 in pro wrestling history." Basically every spot that Gayda and Stratus did was completely blown, some so badly that Dave can't even figure out what they were trying to do. Nowinski and Bradshaw brawled into the crowd. "I think they were running out as fast as they could to preserve whatever reputation they have left." Jim Ross on commentary used the dreaded "bowling shoe ugly" phrase which is JR Code for "holy shit this is a bad match." The ending was completely botched but this time, Gayda at least had the sense to realize that they botched the finish so bad that she probably shouldn't eat a pin from it, so she tried to kick out instead. But Trish and the referee didn't get the memo and so the ref counted the 3 anyway, which made the whole thing look even worse. Crowd booed this like crazy and Dave says it was clear to everybody that Gayda has no business on Raw yet, she's still waaaaaaay too green (If you haven't seen it, this match is legendarily bad and is widely known simply as "That Jackie Gayda Match."
WATCH: That Jackie Gayda match
  • Notes from Smackdown: on the complete opposite end of the spectrum, this was a great show. Lillian Garcia singing "America the Beautiful" was interrupted by Team Canada, who got the most heel heat Dave has seen anywhere in wrestling in a long time. They're trying to redo the 1997 Hart Foundation/Canada angle, except this time, it's Christian, Test, and Lance Storm. Whether it will be successful or not depends on who the babyface is. In 1997, it was Steve Austin. If they pick Rikishi or somebody here in 2002, it's not gonna get over near as big. Batista working tag matches is the best thing for him, because he's looking a lot better lately while being able to hide his weaknesses. The Cena/Jericho angle was good (though probably not as good as the original idea would have been). During the Billy and Chuck segment, Chuck had a line about being tired from walking all day on Sunday. The joke wasn't explained, so if you didn't get it: that recent Sunday was the day of a lot of major national gay pride parades in major cities around the country. And Hogan and Edge won the tag titles in a fun match that the crowd was nuclear hot for.
WATCH: Edge & Hogan win the WWE tag team titles
  • Chris Benoit didn't do any actual matches in developmental before his return, he was just there training and taking bumps, so the matches he's been doing on TV the last week or two really were his first actual matches since the neck surgery. Benoit is said to be in less pain than he expected to be and is hopeful to get back to his old self.
  • Dave saw a recent picture of Rey Mysterio and he's worried. Mysterio has bulked up waaaaay too much for his frame. Dave compares him to The Patriot, another masked wrestler who's career was pretty much ended due to repeated muscle tears from being too steroided up. With Mysterio's size, there's zero reason or advantage to him being so muscular and it's only going to increase his risk of getting injured, especially when he starts working that 200-dates-per-year WWE schedule (yeah, this proved to be pretty accurate. Despite the success he had during that time, the next decade or so of Mysterio's career is pretty much injury after injury after injury).
  • Latest on Goldberg is that he has no plans to do anything in wrestling until later this year, if at all. Dave thinks that's smart, since WWE business looks like it's going to keep plummeting, at which time they'll be even more desperate for him to come in. Dave thinks Goldberg could probably command a pretty large offer to come in around the beginning of 2003 and build to a big Wrestlemania match (close, but not quite what happens).
  • Various WWE notes: Triple H has been out of action since King of the Ring after getting elbow surgery. He's been back in Birmingham again, doing 24/7 rehab. Stephanie McMahon hasn't been working in the WWE offices for the last few weeks because she's been with him. Stacy Keibler asked for time off because she's burned out and was replaced with Dawn Marie for all her scheduled bra and panties matches on house shows this week.
  • During the Sunday Night Heat/Raw tapings, someone held up a sign that said "Big Show is not over" when Big Show was out during Heat. Show saw the sign, flipped the guy off, and pointed it out to security. They tried to get the sign but I guess the guy holding it ran away and actually escaped them. Later during the night, when Big Show was out again (this time on Raw), the sign got held up again. Show once again saw it, once again pointed it out to security, and this time, they jumped the rail and caught the guy and took his sign. Imagine being that sensitive.
NEXT WEDNESDAY: Eric Bischoff debuts in WWE, X-Pac suspended, more on Russo in TNA, and more...
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2020.07.28 09:31 guns_n_gardenias Cards Against Humanity Custom Word List! 😈😈😈

I didn't copy the cards word-to-word (the sentences may be too long?) so I broke them down a bit. Also, I filtered out most of the more... NSFW kinky sex-related stuff. Me personally, I don't feel comfortable with people drawing d*cks and vajayjays in a Skribbl game, so I took them out. Feel free to add them back in, if you're okay with it. I also took out some names that aren't really significant to me and the group of friends I play with. There's PDFs of the cards online and their expansions, that's where I got my references :>
Enjoy!
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2020.07.24 03:51 FriendlyHinduSupreme What is your most desired character arc to see happen?

I have many favorite storylines and character arcs in QC. Here is a sample.
  1. Marigold’s romance with Dale.
  2. Faye talking about her father’s suicide.
  3. Police Robot Basilisk takes down the robot fighters.
  4. Steve is a Secret Agent
  5. Both of the main love interests turn into lesbians and the main character dates a Transgender.
But, I wish for the following arcs to happen
  1. Faye falls off the wagon. Alcoholism is a serious issue and I think having Faye have a slip will give more color to her relationship with the forgetful robot bubbles. I think Jeph has been building to this for a long time and maybe Faye will becomes despondent and turn the gun on herself just like her dad. Then the Corpse Witch and Pizza Girl could get her a robot body and like get her spirit or soul or whatever and turn it into robot code so she could be with Bubbles forever.
  2. Claire gets the surgery. Trans women are real women, but Marten wants to have a child so Claire goes to the doctors office for gender reassignment surgery. She is artificially inseminated (AI) but died during childbirth because the doctor forgot to make a cervix. The child is stillborn which makes Marten do some thinking.
  3. Hannelore and Station get political. Hannelore uses her family’s wealth and prestige to gain a seat on the school board. Through a series of Game of Thrones/House of Cards maneuvers she gains control over the appropriations budget and makes significant cuts which cause the bakery dad to be frustrated about education. Station uses an orbital laser to destroy a women’s crisis center and says “crisis averted.” Everybody laughs.
  4. Marten goes Berzerk. He’s pretty even tempered but the death of Claire will bring him one step closer to the edge, and he’s about to break. He burns the college library down for the insurance money then flees the scene for a few years. He comes back as Reed Martin, Millionaire Playboy and man about town. The coffee store lady Dora sees through this and is furious that her girlfriend (Brenda) was burned to death in the college library. In a scene directly from the headlines, Dora burns down a Wendy’s to show her rage.
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2020.07.13 20:21 LearningIsListening A not-so-brief rundown of letters G-I in Jeffrey Epstein's 'Black Book'

Below is a rundown of letters G-I of Epstein's contacts. Last year, I wrote about letters A-C. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/cpis3n/a_brief_rundown_of_the_first_ten_pages_of_jeffrey/).
I also wrote about letters D-F on July 5, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hlrba8/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_letters_df_in_jeffrey/). There are some misspelled names. Epstein entered their names like this.
I have bolded some of the more interesting connections and information, but there could be much more that I overlooked. I hope something here strikes an interest in someone and maybe we can get more investigations out of this. Please, if you know anything more about any of these people than what is presented here, post below. I am working off of the unredacted black book found here: https://www.coreysdigs.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Jeffrey-Epsteins-Little-Black-Book-unredacted.pdf
G-I
Gaetani, Gelasio: Count Gelasio Gaetani comes from one of the oldest families in Rome. The Gaetani (also known as Caetani) family has produced 3 popes, including Pope Boniface VIII. Gelasio is a wine specialist and vineyard owner who helps celebrities buy the most unique bottles of wine throughout the world.
Gaetani, Rufreido: Roffredo Gaetani was an Italian count, prince, and duke who died in a car crash in 2005. Roffredo came to the public’s attention when he dated Ivana Trump in the 1990s. Brother of Gelasio.
Gallman, Kuki: Kuki Gallmann is a best-selling author (5 of her books were global best sellers), poet, environmental activist, and conservationist. Owns a 98,000 acre cattle ranch in Kenya with her husband, which she turned into a conservation park.
Ganero, Mario Jr.: Where do we even begin? Mario Garnero is a Brazilian banker and entrepreneur who has been deemed the “father of the ethanol car” and is the chairman of the board and primary shareholder of Brasilinvest Group, a banking firm worth $700 million. Garnero’s connections run extremely deep. He is/has been personal friends with Jacob Rothschild, David Rockefeller, Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, Henry Kissinger, Helmut Schmidt, and many others. The following website makes some startling connections between Garnero, Epstein, and others (source: https://aeltri.com/2019/02/12/john-of-god-mario-garnero-and-epstein/). Quick summary: Record producer Damon Dash (former co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records with Jay-Z) allegedly raped a supermodel who worked for Naomi Campbell at a party thrown by Garnero (source: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/poshs-friend-sued-for-rape-6939248.html).
Garnero has been referred to as a “Rothschild pawn” who tried to help Aecio Neves rise to power. Garnero also appointed “George Soros frontman, Arminio Fraga, who worked in Soros’ Quantum Fund, as Minister of the Economy.”
Ganoza, Esteban Juan: A Peruvian businessman who said he met Maxwell in the 1980s when he lived in New York, but denied any ties to pedophilia when his contact information was revealed to be in Epstein’s ‘Black Book.’
Garcia, Ludmila: No info found.
Gardner. Adam: No info found.
Garland, Michael: Likely the Chairman of investment firm C5 Capital, located in London.
Garson, Jeremy: Likely refers to the lawyer who is a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills who specializes in large-scale international commercial disputes. Not completely positive, though.
Gaspar, Nacho: Not sure. Could be a number of Ignazio Gaspars, all of whom are businessmen.
Gaul, Harriett: Harriett Jagger is a fashion stylist and former fashion director of Tatler, a fashion magazine owned by Conde Nast (parent company of Vogue, GQ, etc.), which has come up several times during my investigations, and Harpers. She had a daughter with property dealer Simon Gaul, the Godson of Prince Rainier of Monaco.
Geary, Tim: Served in public relations and was Director of Membership at Soho House, a restaurant and private members club. Billionaire Ron Burkle owns 60% of Soho House. Burkle, along with Bill Clinton, Chris Tucker, Kevin Spacey, travelled to Africa for an anti-poverty, anti-AIDs tour on Epstein’s Lolita Express. Nothing fishy there.
Gelardin, Jack: No info found. The address listed is located in Chelsea, London, and sold for over 5 million pounds in 2013.
German-Ribon, Catriona: Catriona Blampied (nee German-Ribon) is the Managing Partner, Founder, and Owner of talent agency Procure Worldwide & Procure Digital since 2016. Worked as Managing Director at Platinum Rye Entertainment, another talent agency, before that.
Gertler, Eric: A venture capitalist who served as Chairman of U.S. News & World Report, a media company most known for publishing news, consumer advice, and rankings ranging from education (top universities, high schools, etc.) to job professions, healthcare, and too many others to mention. In 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo nominated Gertler to serve as President and CEO of Empire State Development, New York’s chief economic agency. In Epstein’s ‘Black Book,’ Privista is listed under Gertler’s name. Privista is a company that protects against identity theft. Gertler was President and CEO.
Getty, Mark: Co-founder and Chairman of Getty Images, a photographic conglomerate. If you have ever surfed the Internet, you have seen several pictures/images belonging to Getty Images. From 2008-2016, Getty was the Chairman of the Trustees of the National Gallery in London. Grandson of Jean Paul Getty Sr., founder of Getty Oil Company, and one of the richest men in the world during his time. The Getty Family has a net worth north of $5 billion as of 2015.
Getty, Pia and Chris: Pia Getty is the daughter of billionaire Robert Warren Miller, an American-born British businessman and founder of Duty Free Shops. Pia’s sisters are Princess Alexandra von Furstenberg of designer fame and Maria-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece, Princess of Denmark. Her ex-husband (1992-2005), Christopher, is Mark Getty’s first cousin. Christopher is also the grandson of Jean Paul Getty Sr. When they were married, Pia and Mark would hold A-list parties on the rooftop of their Manhattan townhouse. Their townhouse was located half a mile from Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion. Many people think that the Getty Museum in Los Angeles houses an underground base and city for the elites.
Gibbs, Emma: Former girlfriend of Prince Andrew. Gibbs was introduced to Prince Andrew by her good friend, Ghislaine Maxwell. Gibbs worked as a PR consultant.
Gibson, Caroline: Likely to be the award-winning freelance copywriter and content writer who has worked on a number of high-profile advertisements.
Gilifilan, Andrew: Managing Director of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa for Cambridge University Press. Retired in 2012.
Gillford, Lord & Lady: Lord Gillford is Patrick Meade, the 8th Earl of Clanwilliam. He is a businessman who is on the board of Soma Oil & Gas Holdings and Eurasia Drilling Company, where he served as Chairman. Eurasia Drilling Company is owned by Russian billionaire oligarch, Alexander Dzhaparidze and billionaire Alexander Putilov.
Gilmour, Andrew & Emma: Gilmour is a diplomat for the UN who has spoken out strongly against Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. Gilmour’s father, Sir Ian Gilmour, served as a minister in Margaret Thatcher’s first cabinet. Emma Gilmour (nee Williams) is a physician and author.
Ginsberg, Gary: Former Executive VP of Global Marketing and Corporate Affairs at Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, the fourth-largest media group in the world prior to splitting in 2013. Ginsberg was a close confidant of Rupert Murdoch and Peter Chernin while at News Corp. Ginsberg also served in the Clinton Administration at the White House Counsel’s Office and Department of Justice. Ginsberg has brokered meetings between Rupert Murdoch and the Clintons, as well as Obama. Ginsberg is currently on the Board of Directors of New Visions for Public Schools, which designs course curricula for students in NYC. New Visions supports many schools, impacting 230,000 students (source: https://newyorkschooltalk.org/2019/07/at-new-visions-for-public-schools-its-all-about-continuous-school-improvement-hows-that-going/). Their Networks for School Improvement Initiative is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. New Visions also has ties to the Carnegie Foundation, which donates millions of dollars in grants (source: https://www.carnegie.org/grants/grants-database/grantee/new-visions-for-public-schools-inc/#!/grants/grants-database/grant/312395808.0/). Ginsberg is also a friend of and speechwriter for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu.
Gittis, Howard: Gittis (1934-2007) was an attorney and adviser to billionaire businessman Ron Perelman. He worked at MacAndrews & Forbes, an investment firm owned by Perelman. In 1995, Perelman hosted a dinner with Bill Clinton, Jeffrey Epstein, Clinton college friend Arnold Paul Prosperi, Don Johnson, Jimmy Buffett, and Don Fowler, who was the co-chairman of the DNC. More on Perelman later.
Giussani, Luca: President, CEO of Dorial Telecom, Inc., a telecommunications company.
Glanville, Mary: A philanthropy consultant who spent years in TV, Glanville also worked as a PR contact for the Bonita Trust which donated £100,000 to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) back in 2009 to “update its ChildLine technical infrastructure and purchase essential equipment so that more children can get help from its ChildLine service” (source: https://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/07/prweb2625274.htm). Glanville was the author of that PR statement.
Glass, Charlie: Could possibly be Charles Glass, author, publisher, and journalist that specializes in the Middle East, but I cannot confirm.
Glentworth, Edmund & Emily: Edmund Pery is the 7th Earl of Limerick and was formerly known as Viscount Glentworth. He worked in British government until becoming director of Deutsche Bank. Emily is Edmund’s wife.
Goess, Pilar: A countess and Austrian-American model who posed for Playboy. Goess died in 1999 from a brain tumor.
Goldberg, Ellen: President of Santa Fe Institute, an organization in New Mexico that hosts faculty consisting of Nobel Laureates, members of the National Academy of Sciences, and MacArthur fellows. Goldberg is also a research professor in the Department of Biology at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Goldberg is a member of the Biology Advisory Committee of the National Science Foundation, and of the National Advisory Allergy and Infectious Diseases Council at the National Institutes of Health. Goldberg has a Ph.D. in genetics from Cornell University Medical College.
Goldsmith, Isabel: An art collector and owner of Hotel Las Alamandas in Mexico. Goldsmith is the daughter of Sir James Goldsmith, a French-British financier, tycoon, and member of the European Parliament.
Golinkin, Sandy: Former Vice President and Publisher of Lucky, a fashion and lifestyle magazine owned by Conde Nast. Has frequently been photographed with celebrities and elite at various parties.
Gomez, Thomas: Thomas Gommes is a former international corporate lawyer.
Gomme, William & Emma: William Gomme is a former director of several furniture manufacturing companies in London. Emma is his wife.
Gordon, Jacobo: Spanish businessman who co-founded several real estate and gaming companies with Alejandro Agag. Agag is a former politician in Spain. He became Secretary General of the European People’s Party (EPP), a tremendous political faction in Europe. Agag played a huge role in getting former Italy PM Silvio Berlusconi’s party into the EPP. Berlusconi has been charged for underage prostitution in the past. Agag quit politics to pursue financial and sporting interests. He is married to the daughter of Jose Maria Aznar, the former PM of Spain and Ana Botella Serrano, the first female mayor of Madrid. Guests at Agag’s wedding included kings and queens. Berlusconi and Tony Blair served as witnesses.
Gore, Juliet: The only Juliet Gore I found is the co-director of Neuro Orthopaedic Institute out of Australia. Doesn’t feel right.
Gottlieb, Steve: A music executive who discovered Nine Inch Nails, Pitbull, Sevendust, and Ja Rule. He has served on the boards of Napster and Musicmatch. He is currently CEO of Shindig, a Zoom-like platform for people to meet each other online.
Goulandris, Dimitri: Founder of The Cycladic Group, which invests and creates businesses. Spent 8 years at Morgan Stanley in its private equity group. Goulandris is the Executive Director and a Board Member for Knightsbridge Schools, which has 3 schools (KSI Montenegro [a boarding school], KSI Bogota, and KSI Panama), all of which are primary/secondary schools for students aged 2-18.
Grabau, Lorenzo: Spent seventeen years at Goldman Sachs before becoming CEO of Investment AB Kinnevik, a Swedish investment firm. He was fired less than 3 years after taking the position.
Graff, Francois: CEO of family-owned Graff, one of the world’s most notable jewellery houses. The company is worth several billion dollars. Graff has been photographed with the likes of Wilbur Ross. In 2001, there was a party celebrating the opening of a new Graff’s store. Attendees included Ghislaine Maxwell, Ivana Trump, Joan Collins, and Denise Rich (source: https://www.nytimes.com/2001/06/05/style/IHT-laurence-graff-and-his-pockets-full-of-diamonds-the-buccaneer-of.html)
Granby, David: David Charles Robert Manners is the 11th Duke of Rutland. He also goes by the Marquess of Granby. Granby is a high-profile supporter of the UK Independence Party and has hosted fundraising events at his ancestral home, Belvoir Castle. Employed Harvey Proctor, the former Conservative Parliament member who had to resign because he had sexual relations with underage male prostitutes, as his personal secretary.
Grange, Jacques: A French interior designer for the rich. Clients include Princess Caroline of Monaco, Francis Ford Coppola, Alain Ducasse, and several billionaires, to name a few.
Grant Jamie: Likely James Grant, owner of No2 Pound Street, an award-winning wine shop that specializes in British Cheese and cured meats. He and his wife previously worked at some leading hotels and restaurants.
Greece Princess Olga: Princess Olga, Duchess of Apulia (nee Princess Olga Isabelle of Greece) married her second cousin, Prince Aimone of Savoy, Duke of Apulia, in 2008. Olga’s father is first cousins with Prince Phillip (Queen Elizabeth’s wife).
Greece, MC & Pavlos: Pavlos is the eldest son of Constantine II, the last King of Greece, before the monarchy was abolished in 1973. Worked in New York as an investment portfolio manager. MC is his wife, Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece. Her father is the billionaire founder of Duty Free Shops. Her sisters, Alexandra and Pia, married into the von Furstenberg and Getty families, respectively. A dinner party was thrown for them at the Standard Hotel in 2009. There were about 12 guests there. One of those exclusive guests was Ghislaine Maxwell (source: https://wwd.com/eye/people/royal-standard-a-fete-for-princess-marie-chantal-and-prince-pavlos-2399957/)
Green, Deborah: No info found.
Green, Jeremy: Likely the former Chief Executive of Quba Property Holdings in South Africa.
Green, Judy: A New York socialite who hobnobbed with an elite crowd. She was considered Andy Warhol’s first muse. He did her photo portrait and she starred in his first movie, The Kiss. She was reportedly close with Frank Sinatra. Edgar M. Bromfman served as Best Man at her wedding to William John Green in 1964. Bromfman is the owner of Seagram, the beverage company. His daughters, Clare and Sara, were members of NXIVM, a cult that recruited women and forced them into sexual slavery.
Gregg Geordie & Katherine: Geordie Grieg is an English journalist and editor of The Daily Mail. Grieg is good friends and has been photographed partying with Ghislaine Maxwell. He is the former editor of Tatler, a Conde Nast-owned British magazine that is targeted towards the upper class and those interested in high society events. Tatler connections come up constantly in the ‘Black Book.’
Grenfell, Natasha: Daughter of Lord St Just, heir to a banking fortune and Wilbury Park mansion. Her mother was actress and one-time Tennessee Williams love interest, Maria Britneva. Natasha is a socialite who has is friends with royalty, actors, and musicians
Griffen, Ted: This is most likely screenwriter, producer, and director Ted Griffin. He has worked on The Wolf of Wall Street, Ocean’s Eleven, and Tower Heist.
Griscom, Nina: A model, socialite, TV personality, and entrepreneur who died earlier this year. Her first husband was a modeling booker for Ford Models, which I wrote about in the D-F section of Epstein’s ‘Black Book’ (link: https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hlrba8/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_letters_df_in_jeffrey/). She went on to cheat on her next husband with sugar billionaire Pepe Fanjul, who is also mentioned in the D-F link above. Was a close friend of Blaine Trump, ex-wife of Robert Trump, Donald’s younger brother.
Gross, Pamela & Jimmy Finkelstein: James Finkelstein is the owner of The Hill, an American news website often cited here in /conspiracy. He is close with Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani. Pamela Gross is his wife. She worked at CNN until 2017 and is close friends with Melania Trump.
Grossman Lloyd: Loyd Grossman is an British author and broadcaster best known for hosting Masterchef from 1990-2000, before it was reformatted. Also co-created Through the Keyhole, a British game show, with David Frost, who is also in Epstein’s ‘Black Book.’
Gubelmann, Marjorie: A socialite who is best known for hosting and performing as a DJ at high society parties. She has deejayed events for Bulgari, Versace, and others. She is currently the in-studio DJ for the Today with Hoda & Jenny show on NBC. Her ex-husband, Reza Raein works in oil. Guests at their wedding included Ivanka Trump, Tamara Mellon, Michael Kors, and Tory Burch.
Guccioni, Tony: Son of Penthouse creator Bob Guccione.
Gudefin, Christian: A financial advisor at Deutsche Bank, which as of Tuesday, July 7th, 2020, agreed to pay $150 million in fines because they ignored suspicious transactions made by Jeffrey Epstein (source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/07/business/jeffrey-epstein-deutsche-bank-settlement.html?referringSource=articleShare). Gudefin is also a financial advisor at Fdx Capital LLC and Managing Partner at Confidas Capital.
Guedroltz, Solina & Nicolas: Solina is a photographer. Her father is a viscount. Nicolas is an antique Russian furniture dealer. He is a Russian prince and is of Belgian nobility through his mother’s side.
Guerini Maraldi, Alessandro: Chairman of Willis Towers Watson, a British insurance company. Guerrini-Maraldi’s name appears in the Panama Papers, which revealed the identities of many rich and powerful people who have avoided paying taxes through offshore accounts.
Guerrand-Hermes, Valesca: Socialite and ex-wife of French fashion house heir, Mathias Guerrand. Guerrand-Hermes is on the Board of Directors of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) (source: https://nyspcc.org/about-the-new-york-society-for-the-prevention-of-cruelty-to-children/people/). NYSPCC is a child protection agency. Photographed with Ghislaine Maxwell at the 2005 Wall Street Concert Series Benefitting Wall Street Rising at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. You can’t make this stuff up.
Guest, Cornelia: Named Debutante of the Decade of the 1980s, Cornelia is a well-known New York socialite who comes from money. Her family made money in iron and steel and have served in British politics. In December 2015, Ghislaine Maxwell attended Cornelia’s holiday party.
Guggenheim, Barbara & Bert Flelds: Guggenheim (not part of the Guggenheim museum family) is a partner at the well-known art advisory firm, Guggenheim, Asher Associates, Inc. They have built collections for Coca Cola and Sony, as well as Tom Cruise and alleged pedophile Steven Spielberg. Epstein victim Maria Farmer once worked for Barbara at her home before meeting Epstein. Farmer got the job through Barbara’s sister, Eileen, who has been accused of being an Epstein enabler. A petition (https://www.change.org/p/david-kratz-eileen-guggenheim-must-be-removed-for-harm-she-caused-to-maria-farmer-by-jeffrey-epstein?recruiter=30424804) to have her removed as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the New York Academy of Art as a result of Maria Farmer’s allegations has over 10,000 signatures. Farmer says that Eileen Guggenheim forced her to sell a painting replicating Degas’s “The Rape” to Epstein. Two weeks after meeting Epstein and Maxwell, Guggenheim took Farmer and other art students to Epstein’s Zorro Ranch in New Mexico (source: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/epstein-ranch-art-students-1760265). Barbara’s husband, Bert Fields, is an entertainment lawyer who has represented the likes of Steven Spielberg, Bob and Harvey Weinstein, George Lucas, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, etc.
Guiness, Sabrina: Guinness comes from a long line of wealthy bankers. She had a relationship with Prince Charles in 1979. Cousin of Edward Guinness, 4th Earl of Iveagh, heir to the Guinness fortune. Edward Guinness’s wife, Lady Clare Iveagh (nee Hazell) plays a HUGE role in Epstein’s pedophilia ring. More on her later (she is listed under I for Iveagh). Her sister, Anita Guinness, was married to Amschel Rothschild until his suicide in 1996.
Guinness, Mr Hugo: An artist from the same banking family as sister Sabrina (above). Guinness has collaborated with director Wes Anderson on a number of films. Cousin of Edward Guinness, 4th Earl of Iveagh, heir to the Guinness fortune. Edward Guinness’s wife, Lady Clare Iveagh (nee Hazell) plays a HUGE role in Epstein’s pedophilia ring. More on her later (she is listed under I for Iveagh).
Guissaini, Luca: Listed above under Giussani, Luca. CEO of Dorial Telecom.
Gumberg, Ira: Chairman and CEO of JJ Gumberg Co., a high-end real estate development firm based out of Pittsburgh. Gumberg served on the Board of Mellon Financial Corporation from 1989-2007.
Guttfreund, Susan & John: Susan is a former beauty queen and notorious party thrower. Her husband, John, was CEO of Salomon Brothers, the large investment bank. He was dubbed the “King of Wall Street” by Business Week in 1985. He died in 2016.
Hahn, Dr & Mrs: Likely Carl Hahn, former head of Volkswagen.
Hall, Pippa: There are two Pippa Halls that this could possibly be. One is a movie casting director who was in charge of casting children for movies (source: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0356002/). The other Pippa Hall is Director of Innovation and Chief Economist at the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO). There is not enough info to determine which one is in the ‘Black Book.’
Halpern Jen: A British philanthropist, PR guru, and businesswoman. Her father was knighted by Margaret Thatcher.
Hambro, Clementine: Great-granddaughter of Winston Churchill who also served as a bridesmaid at the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana when she was just five-years-old. Her father, Richard, was a British heir and investment banker. K
Hamilton, George: Famous actor who took Ghislaine Maxwell to the Epsom Derby (horse race) in 1991. Epstein has a significant amount of phone numbers listed for Hamilton.
Hammond, Dana: Socialite and heiress to the Annenberg Publishing fortune. Hammond is friends with Ghislaine Maxwell. They have been photographed together at various parties.
Handler, Sharon: International attorney who is friends with Camilla Parker-Bowles and Prince Charles. Married to John Langeloth Loeb Jr., former United States Ambassador to Denmark under Reagan.
Hanover, Ernst & chantal: Prince Ernst Hanover is the head of the royal House of Hanover. The House of Hanover has produced six British monarchs, including King George III and Queen Victoria. The current British monarchy, the Windsors, are actually of German and British descent, which is why these family trees intersect. Most notably, the House of Hanover is perhaps the most important of the Black Nobility families. There have been some fantastic threads on Reddit about the Black Nobility.
Hanson, Brook: Adopted son of British industrialist, Lord Hanson, Brook died in 2014 at the age of 50.
Hanson, Lord & Lady: British industrialist who made a fortune in the ‘80s as a Trade and Industry Secretary in close friend Margaret Thatcher’s administration. His wife, Geraldine, was a former model. They are both dead.
Hanson, The Hon Robert: British financier and eldest son of Lord Hanson. Chairman of Hanson Family Holdings, a private investment firm. In the 1980s, Robert worked as a banker at NM Rothschild & Sons before returning to his father’s company. Before getting married, Hanson dated socialite Anouska de Georgiou, who became the first British woman to accuse Jeffrey Epstein of raping her as a teenager (source: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/how-british-teen-model-was-lured-jeffrey-epstein-s-web-n1056901). Odd that Robert Hanson, his brother Brook, and his parents would have wanted anything to do with Epstein.
Hapsburg, Marie: Royalty. Her father was Archduke Joseph Arpad of Austria and her mother, Archduchess Maria of Austria, was a Princess of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg and a member of the House of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg by birth. The Hapsburg (also called Habsburg) family is one of the most powerful and wealthiest families in Europe. The Hapsburgs are another Black Nobility family of very high prestige. I couldn’t find anything out about her husband, Raymond van der Meide. They have 7 children together.
Harvey Victoria: Ex-girlfriend of Prince Andrew, Hervey is an English model and socialite. Although her relationship with Andrew didn’t work out, she remained in his inner circle. In 2000, she attended a dinner with Prince Andrew, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, and Jeffrey Epstein (source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9844083/lady-victoria-hervey-jeffrey-epstein-too-old/). Hervey is also a friend of Ghislaine Maxwell, who introduced her to Epstein and “set her up in one of Epstein’s apartments in New York.” Hervey is the daughter of Victor Hervey, 6th Marquess of Bristol, businessman and member of the House of Lords.
Harvey-Watt, Isabelle: Director of PR for Giorgio Armani before moving on to Versace and other well-known fashion corporations.
Haslam, Nick: English interior designer and socialite. His mother was the Goddaughter of Queen Victoria. Haslam claims to have had an affair with Lord Snowdon one year before he married Princess Margaret (Queen Elizabeth’s sister), further fueling rumors of Lord Snowdon’s alleged bisexuality.
Hatkoff, Craig & Jane: Hatkoff is a real estate investor, who, along with his ex-wife, Jane Rosenthal, and Robert De Niro, founded the Tribeca Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Institute. Hatkoff has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Clinton Foundation.
Hauteville, Marc de: Manages Soc Civile du Frayssinet, a real estate company based out of France. There is very little information other than this. Both of his parents appear to be members of noble families - the Hautevilles and the Cazenoves - who have historical ties to the Du Ponts.
Hay, Henry & Patricia: Henry Hay is CEO and co-founder of Centaur Properties, a large real estate firm based out of New York. Centaur’s holdings are concentrated in the most expensive neighborhoods in Manhattan.
Hayworth Reggie: Heyworth runs the 160 acre Cotswold Wildlife Park, which attracts more than 400,000 people a year. He lives in the middle of the park at the Bradwell Grove estate. .
Hazell-Iveagh, Clare: This amazing thread made by clemanueverers contains all the info you need: https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hkk5g0/one_of_epstein_madam_ghislaine_maxwells/. Quick summary: Hazell-Iveagh helped Maxwell and Epstein procure children using her position as President of West Suffolk National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). Click on the link. Clemanueverers did a wonderful job.
Hearn, Barry & Susan: Barry is a hugely popular English sports promoter, as is his son, Eddie, who represents some of the biggest boxers in the world. Former boxer and popular Youtuber Tyan Booth was supposedly banned immediately after posting a video connecting Epstein to Hearn. I have tried to find the video or at least a summary of what he said, but have been unsuccessful. If anyone has any info on this, please post below.
Hefner III, Bob: Founder and CEO of GHK Companies, which specializes in oil and natural gas. Founded the Robert and MeiLi Hefner Foundation which sponsors educational trips to China for outstanding high school students. His grandfather, Robert Hefner Sr., served as Mayor of Oklahoma City, was a Supreme Court Justice of Oklahoma, was a member of the executive council of the Boy Scouts of America, and was a thirty-second degree Freemason. Although I try not to engage in speculation, this article makes a connection between Jeffrey Epstein, Bob Hefner III, and a winning Powerball lottery ticket that was purchased in Oklahoma in 2008 (source: https://www.thelostogle.com/2019/08/14/no-jeffrey-epstein-did-not-win-25-million-from-an-oklahoma-lottery-ticket-or-did-he/#comments). It’s too long to summarize. Read it and check it out.
Heiden, Lisa: Worked in Manhattan and London as an executive for ABC. Close friend of Ghislaine Maxwell. According to the fantastic research done by this person (https://twitter.com/Agent99Mom/status/1280580456400982016), two of Lisa Heiden’s properties are listed as an address for Ellmax, a company set up by Ghislaine.
Heineken, Mr. Fredie: A Dutch businessman for the Heineken brewing company. Was chairman and CEO from 1971-1989.
Helen and Tim Shifter: Helen is a former Vogue Magazine staffer. Tim is former CEO of LeSportsac and serves as Senior Advisor at Blackstone Group, a private equity firm. The Schifters are personal friends of Ghislaine Maxwell.
Helvin, Marie: Former fashion model and former girlfriend of Imran Khan, the current Prime Minister of Pakistan. According to her memoir, she knows pretty much any popular celebrity from the ‘70s and ‘80s.
Herbert, Jason: Likely a financial adviser based in London.
Hermes, Olga & Olaf: Olaf is a handbag heir. Olga is his ex-wife.
Herrero, Juan & Helen: Juan is like the managing director of an investment bank in Spain.
Hersov, Robert & Kim: Robert is a South African entrepreneur and mining heir who has worked for Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and News Corp. (owned by Murdoch).. Ex-wife Kim is a London-based fashion editor and designer.
Heseltine, Mr & Mrs: Baron Michael Heseltine is a British businessman and politician who served in various roles in government for British PMs Margaret Thatcher and John Major. Heseltine was a friend of Robert Maxwell, Ghislaine’s father. Heseltine invested in Conservative Parliament member Harvey Proctor’s business after Proctor was forced to resign after it was revealed he had sexual relationships with and took nude pictures of male prostitutes aged 17-21 at his home (source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/members-interests-top-tories-lose-on-proctors-shop-the-retailer-1445666.html). At the time, it was illegal to have same-sex relations with prostiutes under the age of 21.
Heseltine, Mr & Mrs: Same as above.
Heseltine, Ms. Annabel: Journalist, columnist, and TV and radio broadcaster. At the age of 22, she became the Assistant-editor for Hong Kong Tatler (there’s that publication again). Daughter of Baron Michael Heseltine.
Heseltine, Rupert: Businessman and heir to Haymarket Media Group. Son of Baron Michael Heseltine.
Hicks, India: A fashion model in the ‘80s and ‘90s, India Hicks is a good friend of Ghislaine Maxwell. Descendant of the Mountbatten family, a British dynasty (although much of their background is German). Granddaughter of the much-decorated war hero, Lord Mountbatten (Prince Charles’s mentor), who, according to FBI files, was “a homosexual with a perversion for young boys” (source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9745399/lord-mountbatten-fbi-dossier-prince-charles/). Prince Charles is her second cousin and Godfather.
Hill, Anthony: Son of Robin Hall, 8th Marquess of Downshire and Juliet Weld-Forester, daughter of 7th Baron Forester. Couldn’t find any more info.
Himmelstein, Howard: Co-owner of clothing brand Camp Beverly Hill and a producescreenwriter.
Hirsch, Jeff: Owner of Foto Care, a shop that sells professional camera equipment. Claims he is only in the ‘Black Book’ because he sold an expensive camera to Ghislaine many years ago and had to go to her house to show her how to use it (source: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article234312632.html). This, however, doesn’t explain why there are two numbers listed under Hirsch’s name that are attributed to Scott Geffert, the General Manager for Advanced Imaging at the MET museum. This could all be innocent or these two could have assisted in Epstein’s hidden camera setup and helped Epstein get high quality pictures of his victims. We can’t be sure.
Hissom, Robert & Andrea: Robert is the founder of Aspen Capital Partners, a large property management firm. He is a friend of Prince Charles. His ex-wife, Andrea, famously got remarried to Steve Wynn, billionaire Las Vegas hotel tycoon. Prince Harry was a guest of Wynn’s at his Encore resort. Andrea and Wynn are close friends of Donald and Melania Trump (source: https://www.pressreader.com/uk/scottish-daily-mail/20120901/281904475353844).
Hoffman, Dustin: Famous Hollywood actor. Hoffman has been accused of sexual assault on multiple occasions, including exposing himself to a minor (source: https://variety.com/2017/biz/news/dustin-hoffman-2-1202641525/)
Hoffman, Hetty: Married to Robin Dundas, Earl of Ronaldshay. Lady Ronaldshay is a patron and ambassador for Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice, a UK-based charity that provides care for terminally ill babies and children up to five years old. A good friend of Ben Holland-Martin (listed just below).
Hoffman, Jessica: Sister of Hetty Hoffman (above), Jessica is an artist and former model who married investment banker Leopoldo Zambeletti. She is a good friend of India Hicks (mentioned above), the granddaughter of Lord Mountbatten (Prince Charles’s mentor), who, according to FBI files, was “a homosexual with a perversion for young boys.”
Holland-Martin, Ben: Works for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). His mother, Rosamund, was chairman of the NSPCC for 20 years while Princess Margaret was President and was involved with the NSPCC for more than 50 years (source: https://www.newspapers.com/image/?clipping_id=36141343&fcfToken=eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJmcmVlLXZpZXctaWQiOjI1OTU4NDE2NSwiaWF0IjoxNTk0MzMwNTQ0LCJleHAiOjE1OTQ0MTY5NDR9.j1V2e0Mr3tJmPzusRYNneLVhUskWiIAvNIjdIpvuzj4). Both Ben and his mother are/were friends of Princess Margaret. Rosamund Holland-Martin (nee Hornby) was related to Charles Hornby, a British socialite and close friend of Prince Charles, who was sentenced to 2 ½ years for luring young runaway boys into prostitution, indecent assault, importuning, and living off the earnings of prostitution (source: https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=0FQ0AAAAIBAJ&sjid=YbkFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4638,2085303). Ben is also good friends with Hetty Hoffman (mentioned above), who is an ambassador for Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice.
Hollond Mr & Mrs James: James is a partner at EFP Capital, an investment and advisory firm. James’s mother married Baron Robert Rothschild after her and James’s father divorced. His now ex-wife, Beatrice, is on many investing firm boards, but most notably, she is a trustee on the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, a charity that specializes in helping disadvantaged children (source: https://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/beatrice-hollond). If anyone has more info on these two, please post. Epstein has 10 pieces of contact information under their name.
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2020.07.13 05:09 FailureToExecute [Conclusion] Simulating the career of Hurricanes legend Erik Karlsson

Read part 1 here

Read part 2 here

2022-23
The year begins quietly for Carolina. Once again, they do not make any significant moves in free agency, nor do they make any blockbuster trades. As the season moves along, though, it's clear that something is different this year – Laine is playing like a man possessed (41G 48A), harkening back to the President's Trophy season. Reinhart isn't bogged down by injuries. But the biggest difference lies on the blue line. Olli Maatta has arrived, recording 18 goals and 34 assists. Equally impressive is the emergence of Ville Pokka, who has a career year at age 28 (12G 36A). Karlsson misses 8 games as various minor injuries crop up throughout the season, bust still finishes with 69 points (16G 53A).
The team powers their way to a 51-27-4 record, winning the Metropolitan. In a bit of a shocker, Colby Cave wins the Selke in his first full season with the club.
In the first round, they face the Flyers. Right away, the team's performance isr reminiscient of the dominance that they exhibited in the last two rounds just a couple of years prior. They take the first two games, including a dominating 6-0 victory. But the Flyers aren't just going to roll over and die, no matter how much Caniacs want them to. In the first game back in Philadelphia, the Flyers are powered by their home crowd to a 7-1 victory. Their confidence is short-lived as the Hurricanes fire back and take game 4 by a score of 5-3. With the series returning to Raleigh, Carolina shuts the Flyers out 3-0 and eliminates them in five.
Believe.
Their next opponent is the Rangers, fresh off a gruelling 7-game series against the Penguins. But, the extra rest appears to have done more harm than good as the Hurricanes proceed to drop the first three games, being outscored 9-3 in them. Facing elimination in enemy territory, goaltender Eric Comrie decides that they're not going out without a fight, and Laine scores twice to power the team to a 2-0 victory and stave off elimination.
In Raleigh, game five ends up being a double-overtime thriller after two third period goals by Reinhart tie the game. Laine would be the hero again, banging home the winning goal with four and a half minutes left in the second overtime.
Game six is entirely decided in the second period. Devin Shore gives the Rangers the lead midway through, but Carolina's Isac Lundestrom answers a few minutes later, and rookie Martin Kuba scores on the dying seconds of the game's only powerplay to steal the lead and ultimately force a seventh game.
Game seven is a low-shooting affair and even lower scoring: another rookie, Falko Kunz, wires a beautiful feed from Pirri and opens the scoring less than a minute into the game.
It would be the only goal scored that night.
The Hurricanes pulled off a reverse sweep after looking thoroughly outmatched in the first three games. Players and fans alike go ballistic in celebration; the team was on their way to the conference finals again. Believe.
Buffalo has been waiting almost 20 years for this rematch. With big names up front like Brad Marchand, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Alex DeBrincat, and Sebastian Aho, it would be anything but easy. Brayden Holtby in net made it that much harder.
The Sabres take game one by a score of 5-2, but Carolina rallies back and beats the breaks off them in game two – scoring 8 times on 23 shots against Holtby, then wiring one past his backup for good measure. The third period alone has seven goals in it; 5 scored by Carolina and 2 by Buffalo.
The series continues to go back and forth when it moves to KeyBank Arena. Carolina wins game three by a score of 2-1, then loses game four in overtime. When the series comes back to Raleigh, the ever-faithful are treated to another blowout as Reinhart and Karlsson both record hat tricks in an 8-2 rout. The Hurricanes score three unanswered goals in the second period of game six, and manage to hang on for a 3-2 victory as they knock the Sabres off in six games.
Believe.
Conversely, the Canucks have only had to wait two years. This time, they hadn't just won the Pacific, they were President's Trophy winners after a 59-20-3 regular season. The teams were tied at one after two periods, and a three-goal explosion sees the Hurricanes win 4-3. The Canucks take advantage of some undisciplined play and score a pair of powerplay goals en route to their own 4-3 win, evening the series. JvR won game three in overtime, but Martin Kuba would tally another game-winning goal to tie the series at two going back to Vancouver.
Carolina handily wins game five by a tally of 4-1. Leading the series 3-2, Caniacs salivate in anticipation of another cup lift on home ice but alas, it was not meant to be as the Canucks blank the Hurricanes 4-0. In game seven, the Canucks come out firing on all cylinders and dominate the play in all areas of the ice, but Maatta and Reinhart both manage to score against the flow of the play, giving the Canes a 2-0 lead going into the third despite being outshot 35-16. With their backs against the wall, Vancouver comes out and racks up 21 shots, and fans everywhere collectively hold their breath when Alex Kerfoot gets them on the board midway through the third.
But Comrie holds the fort, and Carolina wins 2-1, capturing their second cup in three years. Sam Reinhart wins the Conn Smythe, tallying 14 goals and 15 assists in 25 games.
Laine records 27 points, 12G 15A. Lundestrom makes a statement with 19 points (4G 15A) in 23 games. Maatta carries his strong regular season into the playoffs with 3G 10A.
Karlsson's performance in these playoffs is concerning. He plays 20 games, but only puts up 4G 5A. There are whispers that the 33-year-old might be considering retirement, which comes as a surprise after his otherwise-fantastic year. Adding to these rumors, Karlsson passes his captaincy on to Maatta over the summer.
Notable moves:
  • Jordan Staal retires at age 34. He finishes his career with 1303 games played, 1291 of which were with Pittsburgh, and 748 points (314G, 434A)
  • Tuukka Rask retires at age 36. He finishes his career with 651 games played, all for Boston, a 2.60 GAA, .915 sv%, and 58 shutouts.
2023-24
This season immediately gets off on the wrong foot. Laine breaks a bone in his elbow in a preseason game and misses over three months. Maatta suffers a hip strain a couple of days later and misses the first month and a half. Then, in November, Pokka fractured his knee and missed five months. In spite of these injuries, the team still finishes with a respectable 41-33-8 record, but 90 points aren't enough to make the playoffs in the east. Laine manages to play 38 games (17G 18A). Maatta puts up 4G 24A in 55 games. Reinhart still puts up a respectable 70 points while playing two-thirds of the season without his fellow star, but only barely ekes out 20 goals.
Rumors of Karlsson's demise have been greatly exaggerated as the 34-year-old veteran puts up 48 points (13G 35A) in 76 games, but there's no denying that his career is winding down.
Notable moves:
  • Jamie Benn retires at age 34. He finishes his career with 1167 games played, all for Dallas, and 939 points (360G, 579A)
  • Logan Couture retires at age 35. He finishes his career with 1154 games played, all for San Jose, and 946 points (383G, 563A)
  • Drew Doughty retires at age 34. He finishes his career with 1194 games played, all for Los Angeles, and 681 points (145G, 536A)
2024-25
Fans expecting the traditional bounceback year from the Hurricanes would be disappointed, as the team regresses from the previous season with a 36-39-7 record, finishing 6th in the Metro. Laine (28G 28A) has another season marred by injury, but only misses 13 games instead of the 40+ the year prior. Reinhart's production takes another minor step back, finishing the season with 24G and 43A. Maatta plays the full schedule but can't get back to the heights of a few years ago, only tallying 8 goals and 25 assists.
The year's biggest surprise for Carolina is Karlsson. He produces 63 points for the club (16G 47A).
Notable moves:
  • Andrei Svechnikov wins the Conn Smythe as St. Louis sweeps Ottawa in the Cup finals.
  • Nicklas Backstrom retires at age 37. He finishes his career with 1400 games played, all for Washington, and 1347 points (342G 1005A).
  • Matt Duchene retires at age 34. He finishes his career with 1101 games played, all for Washington, and 856 points (293G 563A)
  • Claude Giroux retires at age 37. He finishes his career with 1309 games played, all for Philadelphia, and 1400 points (420G, 980A)
  • Jake Gardiner retires at age 34. He finishes his career with 1180 games played, all for Anaheim, and 610 points (166G, 444A)
  • Patrick Kane retires at age 36. He finishes his career with 1271 games played, all for Chicago, and 1316 points (574G, 742A)
2025-26
With Karlsson now entering the final year of his contract, and unlikely to renew, the team is determined to send him off with a bang.
It's a shame they didn't specify what kind of bang. 29-48-5 is good for dead last in the league.
Reinhart suffert a torn elbow ligament at the start of December and missed the rest of the season. He managed 9G 7A in the 29 games he did play. Laine struggled this season (26G 27A), in part because of Reinhart's season being cut short, in part due to playing with a new center and needing to develop chemistry from scratch. Maatta continues to lack the offensive spark that his predecessor had, producing 6G 28A over the full schedule.
Perhaps most disappointing of all is Karlsson. His season is riddled with injuries, only playing a total of 55 games and recording 30 points (5G 25A). Determined to not let this disasterous season be his last, he signs a one-year extension.
Patrik Laine signs a six year, 7.35mil extension.
The Hurricanes fall to 4th in the draft.
Barry Trotz announces his retirement from coaching. In nine years with the Hurricanes, he records a 384-296-58 record and two Stanley Cups. His all-time record is 711-599-99.
Notable moves:
  • Victor Hedman retires at age 35. He finishes his career with 1053 games played, all with Toronto, and 621 points (154G, 467A)
  • Evgeni Malkin retires at age 39. He finishes his career with 1504 games played, all with Pittsburgh, and 1616 points (602G, 1014A)
  • Alex Ovechkin retires at age 40. He finishes his career with 1593 games played, all but 52 with Washington, and 1727 points (874G, 853A). He is second on the all-time goal scorers list.
  • Dougie Hamilton retires at age 33. He finishes his career with 1092 games played, all with Winnipeg, and 552 points (175G, 377A)
  • Barry Trotz retires from coaching.
2026-27
The Hurricanes make an uncharacteristic move in the FA market: signing 28-year-old Alex Nylander. It's a bit of a new look for the team as Nikolas Polonich takes over behind the bench, though the core remains mostly unchanged. They get off to a strong start, in a tight race for the top of the Metro through Christmas, but falter in the back half of the season and end up being the odd man out in a three-way tie for the last two wildcard spots, as they have a negative goal differential. Their record is a respectable 44-35-3.
Reinhart appears to be done, unable to recover from his ligament injury a year prior. In 69 games, he only manages 11G 22A. Maatta (12G 17A) appears similarly out of it, although his goal scoring does increase, his assists take a huge step back. Laine leads the team in scoring again with 31 goals and 38 assists, and the newly-arrived Nylander puts up 50 points (19G 31A) in his first year with the team.
Erik Karlsson recaptures a level of play that seemed to be gone, hitting 50 assists and scoring 15 goals at 36. He defies expectations by signing on for another year.
A compliance buyout is awarded to each team as a result of CBA negotiations. In a move that surprises the hockey world, but not attentive Caniacs, the Hurricanes use theirs to cut Sam Reinhart loose. Reinhart finishes his 12-year stint in Carolina with 971 games played and 902 points (401G, 501A).
Notable moves:
  • Steven Stamkos retires at age 37. He finishes his career with 1470 games played, split between Tampa and Winnipeg, and 1500 points (689G, 811A)
  • Petr Mrazek retires at age 35. He finishes his career with 527 games played, all in San Jose, with a 2.68 GAA, a .921 sv%, and 31 shutouts.
2027-28
The year is headlined Patrik Laine (32G 30A), though the team as a whole continues to struggle in the scoring department. A young defenseman by the name of Aurthur Mills has a breakout season, tallying 42 points (13G 29A) to come in second on the team. Maatta's 9G 27A are good for fourth. Injuries rear their head once again for the 37-year-old Karlsson, however he still manages to produce 30 points (4G 26A) in 59 games. 23-year-old netminder Dale Shepherd plays out of his mind, recording a 2.12 GAA and a .927 sv% on his way to winning the Vezina trophy. The season comes right down to the wire, and the 43-29-10 Hurricanes manage to beat out Buffalo for the final wildcard spot by 1 point.
Their opponent in the first round is Tampa Bay, winning the east with a formidable 57-22-3 record. The Hurricanes push the Lightning to seven games and ultimately prevail. The hype begins anew; fans who remember the 2020-21 run regale their younger counterparts with stories of the underdogs that stunned the league, and how it was happening again. Barely managing to take the last wildcard spot and knocking off a top-seeded Florida team.
Unfortunately, those hopes are dashed as the Senators sweep them in the second round, en route to appearing the Cup finals.
Karlsson records 9 points (2G 7A) in 10 playoff games, and delights the fanbase by signing a two year extension. Can the team win one more cup in that time?
Notable moves:
  • Sam Reinhart retires at age 32. He does not play after being bought out the previous summer.
  • John Carlson retires at age 37. He finishes his career with 1404 games played and 871 points (255G, 616A)
  • Sean Monahan retires at age 33. He finishes his career with 1056 games played, all with Toronto, and 1185 points (515G, 670A)
  • Sidney Crosby retires at age 40. He finishes his career with 1579 games played, all with Pittsburgh, and 1973 points (764G, 1209A). He finishes second on the all-time points leaders list.
2028-29
This year is a disaster for the team, though not as bad as 2025-26. Nobody on the team manages to reach 20 goals. The leading scorer is Donald Upham, who finishes with 44 points (17G 27A). Laine's production falls off a cliff, 19 goals and 20 assists over the full schedule makes this his worst professional season to date. Maatta plays 56 games and records 27 points (10G 17A) as his career begins to wind down.
Karlsson's scoring touch is still present, but he only plays 40 games, finishing the year with 2G 20A.
Notable moves: None
2029-30
Going into the last year of Karlsson's contract, with the man approaching 40 years of age, everyone knows that this season will be the end of an era no matter what happens. The man himself only plays in 61 games (4G 22A), but the team rallies around him and finishes the year 43-34-9, good enough for second in an unsually weak Metro division. Laine brings his numbers back up, recording 28 goals and 32 assists. Arthur Mills continues to improve (10G 45A) and provides the blue line with a second scoring touch that it's been lacking for several years. 24-year-old Steve Lambert emerges as a 1C, leading the team with 68 points (32G 36A).
Unfortunately, Karlsson's last gasp at winning a Cup ends with a first round exit in five games at the hands of the Islanders.
Erik Karlsson retires at the age of 40. In 20 seasons with the Hurricanes, he plays 1545 games and records 1149 points (273G, 876A). In 80 playoff games with the team, he scores 11G 39A for 50 points. Number 65 is retired immediately.
Final stats:
  • 2 Stanley Cups
  • 1 Conn Smythe
  • 1 Hart
  • 1 Lady Byng
  • 1 Norris
  • 1 Ted Lindsay
  • 1 Mark Messier Leadership Award
  • 1 First Team All-Star selection (2020)
  • NHL All-Rookie Team (2010)
  • 10 All-Star Game appearances
Hope you guys had as much fun reading all of this as I did running through it. Since we'll (hopefully) be seeing real hockey again in a couple of weeks, this will be the last post of this sort I'll make for the time being. Maybe next time we'll see what Freddie Andersen or Sergei Fedorov would have done if they'd ever suited up for us, once the playoffs are over of course.
In a top level comment, I'll post the stats for every player currently on the real team's roster for the sake of posterity.
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