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Series and standalone books categorized by author 7/9

2020.09.07 06:11 coolghostboy Series and standalone books categorized by author 7/9

Jordan Lynde Series: 1. Inject Me Sweetly 2. The Resurrected Prince
Standalone:
Jenn LeBlanc Series: 1. The Rake And The Recluse 2. The Duke And The Domina
Karpov Kinrade Series: 1. Vamprire Girl 2. Vampire Girl 2: Midnight Star 3. Vampire Girl 3
Standalone:
Jennifer L. Armentrout Series: Lux 1: Obsidian Lux 2: Onyx
Standalone:
Kate SeRine Series: 1. Red 2. The Better To See You With
Mira Lyn Kelley Series: 1. Truth Or Dare 2. Touch And Go 3. Now And Then
Standalone:
Lauren Layne Series 1: 1. After The Kiss 2. Love The One You’re With 3. Just One Night 4. The Trouble With Love 5. I Wish You Were Mine 6. Irresistibly Yours 7. Someone Like You 8. I Knew You Were Trouble
Series 2: 1. Only With You 2. Made For You
Series 3: 0.5. Isn’t She Lovely 1. Broken
Series 4: 1. Blurred Lines 2. Good Girl 3. Walk Of Shame 4. An Ex For Christmas
Standalone:
Gina L. Maxwell Series: 1. Seducing Cinderella 2.. Rules Of Entanglement
Jessica Lemmon Series 1: 1. Eye Candy 2. Arm Candy 3. America’s Sweetheart
Series 2: 1. The Billionaire Bachelor 2. The Billionaire Next Door 3. The Bastard Billionaire
Series 3: 1: Tempting The Billionaire 2: The Billionaire Affair
Jerilee Kaye Series: 1. All The Wrong Reasons 2. All The Wrong Places
Standalone:
Virginia Nelson Series: 1. Penthouse Prince 2. Billionaire Daddy
Tessa Bailey Series 1: 1. Chase Me 2. Seducing My Professor 3. Make Me
Series 2: 1. Protecting What’s His 2. Asking For Trouble
Series 3: 1. Too Hot To Handle 2. Too Beautiful To Break
Series 4: 1. Getaway Girl 2. The Runaway Girl
Standalone:
Kate Meader Series: 1. Flirting With Fire 2. Playing With Fire
Standalone:
HelenKay Dimon Standalone:
Sandra Grayson Standalone:
Yuriko Hime Standalone:
Katherine Vine Standalone:
Cecy Robson Standalone:
Caitlin Willis Standalone:
Sparrow Beckett Series: 1. Finding Master Right 2. Playing Hard To Master 3. To Have And To Master
Jeaniene Frost Series: Night Prince 1: Once Burned Night Prince 2: Twice Tempted Night Prince 3: Bound By Flames
Jade Lee Series: 1. 50 Ways To Ruin A Rake 2. One Rogue At A Time Jade Lee
Ashlee Mallory Series: 1. My Backup Boyfriend 2. My Accidental Husband 3. The Playboy’s Proposal
Katee Robert Series: 1. A Worthy Opponent 2. The Beast
Chapters originals:
Authors with one book on the app:
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2020.08.24 16:50 bepeacock [Game Thread] Dallas Stars @ Colorado Avalanche (Aug. 24, 2020

  • GAME NOTES
Losing their series opener was bad enough for the Colorado Avalanche. That's the short-term issue facing them as they get ready for Monday's clash with the Dallas Stars in Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal series. When the Avalanche hit the ice in Edmonton, there will be a couple of new looks. Colorado, which was without forward Matt Calvert when Dallas took the opener 5-3 on Saturday, saw starting goalie Philipp Grubauer suffer an injury to what appeared to be his left leg early in the second period, and also played most of the game without veteran defenseman Erik Johnson.
Dallas, which has been succeeding despite No. 1 goalie Ben Bishop being on the shelf for much of the playoffs -- with no return date in sight -- will look to continue its strong play. The Stars, who were struggling just before the league paused in March, won only one game during the round-robin tournament during the qualifying round. Dallas then was a dozen seconds away from trailing the Calgary Flames by a 3-1 margin in the last round before finding a new gear just in time.
Now, the Stars are rolling. They've scored 24 goals in the last six games, of which they've won five, and are seeing production from a slew of veterans who were struggling to get their game in order a couple of weeks ago -- notably Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn, who skate with Alexander Radulov and combined for three goals in Saturday's win. Seguin's goal to open the scoring was his first in 13 games.
INJURIES: Johns (D2D) - unfit to play, Bishop (D2D) - unfit to play
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  • BE LOUD! WEAR GREEN! GO STARS!
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2020.08.14 03:41 BaconL0rdes [Spoilers C2E100] What Your Favorite Critical Role Ship Says About You

Disclaimer: The original inspiration for this came from Eldena Doubleca5t and their "What Your Favorite Ship Says About You" series. Check them out on YouTube because their videos are really funny. Also, by no means am I trying to actually insult any ships or anyone who ships certain things. This is all a joke. Don't take it seriously. Also, there'll probably be spoilers for multiple one-shots in addition to both campagins, so tread carefully.
Vax/Keyleth: You just wanted good things for Keyleth, but the universe continues to conspire against you.
Taryon/Percy: Your ideal high school romance is those two kids in science class who always ended up as lab partners.
Cameron/Sasha: Your ideal high school romance is popular boy/popular girl.
Kima/Allura: Your ideal high school romance is jock/nerd.
Vax/Percy: Your ideal high school romance is nerd/goth.
Percy/Vex: You're always a slut for Taliesin Jaffe.
Jamie/Sasha: This is just the same joke as the last one, but like, even more so.
Aloysius/Clayton: You believe all sadness could be cured if you just keep requesting a second season of UnDeadwood called "Six Days Later."
Lieve'tel/Bertrand: You are Liam O'Brien.
Macaroni/Buddy: Your ideal relationship dynamic is hamstebanana.
Nott/Sunbreaker: This is just the same joke as the last one, but like, even more so.
Beauregard/Keg: You loved disaster lesbians so much that one day you were just like "Hey, you know what's better than one disaster lesbian? Two disaster lesbians!"
Grog/Vax: You are a firm believer in the inherent eroticism of petty antagonism.
Ida/Septimus: This is the same joke as the last one, but you're also heterosexual.
Taryon/Lawrence: You have two priorities - keeping things gay, and keeping things canon.
Caleb/Essek: You are a firm believer in the inherent eroticism of shared trauma.
Caleb/Yasha: This is the same joke as the last one, but you're also heterosexual.
Mollymauk/Caleb: You just wanted good things for Molly, press F to pay respects.
Caleb/Jester: You just want good things for Caleb, and really, who wouldn't? Well, Caleb, but that's besides the point.
Grog/Scanlan: You are a certified morosexual; you are attracted to dumbasses and dumbasses exclusively.
Fjord/Caleb: You believe the best way to resolve a love triangle is by ignoring its axis.
Miriam/Arabella: You're always a slut for weaponizing femininity.
Mollymauk/Yasha: You're always a slut for *clap* MEN. *clap* GETTING. *clap* PEGGED.
Fjord/Caduceus: Your ideal relationship dynamic is sitcom husband/sitcom husband.
Cameron/Af: Your ideal relationship dynamic is "Two bros, chilling in a hot tub."
OwlbeaHazel: Your ideal relationship dynamic is a vaudeville comedy duo.
Caleb/Nott: Your ideal date involves wacky hijinx, after which hilarity ensues.
Caleb/Veth: Look, if you're actually at this point in Campaign 2, you're not so much shipping Caleb and Veth as you are Sam and Liam.
Vax/Pike: You are heterosexual.
Beau/Caleb: You are extremely heterosexual.
JesteCaduceus: You're heterosexual, but you're not, like, weird about it.
Veth/Yeza: You believe the concept of "opposites attract" is highly overrated.
Mason/Clayton: You believe the concept of "opposites attract" cannot be highly rated enough.
Ruby/Gentleman: You are Jester Lavorre.
Ferriwen/Damian: You are sexually attracted to most of Ashley Johnson's characters. Except maybe Pike.
JesteYasha: You are sexually attracted to ALL of Ashley Johnson's characters with no exception.
Beauregard/Reani: You just want good things for Reani, and really, who wouldn't?
Fjord/Jester: You have been riding this ship since the first episode of Campaign 2 when everyone originally introduced their characters.
Beauregard/Jester: You just want good things for Beauregard, which, based off what I've seen, does not seem to be a universal sentiment.
Beauregard/Yasha: You want a girlfriend that could not only kick your ass, but will do so upon request.
Polynein: You originally jumped on the meme of Jester being a harem anime protagonist ironically, and then it spiraled into just pure, genuine, unfiltered horniness.
Reva/Doomslayer: You are Jasmine Bhullar.
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2020.08.08 01:38 LearningIsListening A not-so-brief rundown of the letter ‘S’ in Jeffrey Epstein's 'Little Black Book'

Below is a rundown of the letter ‘S’ under 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/).
I posted letters G-I on July 13, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hqko0y/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_letters_gi_in_jeffrey/).
I posted letters J-L on July 15, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hrq9bg/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_letters_jl_of_jeffrey/).
I posted letter M on July 20, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/huw0yt/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_the_letter_m_in_jeffrey/).
I posted letters N-Q on July 27, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hyudbz/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_the_letters_nq_in_jeffrey/). There are some misspelled names. Epstein entered their names like this.
I posted letter R on July 29, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/i0aqxd/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_the_letter_r_in_jeffrey/)
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
S
Sacco, Amy: Nightclub mastermind behind Bungalow 8 and many other clubs. Listing her list of connections would take too long because her clubs are always hot spots for celebrities and the elite. The NY Times wrote a decent article (https://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/14/fashion/the-empress-is-in-amy-sacco-holds-court-at-another-new-york-nightspot.html) about Sacco’s clubs and clientele. Sacco has been photographed with Ghislaine, India Hicks, and Sophie Dahl, all of whom appear in Epstein’s black book (https://www.patrickmcmullan.com/photo/1563479).
Sachs, Jeffrey: Naming all of his titles would be an endeavor in itself. Sachs is a very influential figure who is best known for being an economist, an adviser to the United Nations, and a University Professor at Columbia University. Sachs serves on the Council on Foreign Relations, where Epstein served from 1995-2009. It is unclear whether he was there at the same time as Epstein, although given his popularity and influence, especially in the early 2000s, I would be surprised if he wasn’t around then.
Saffra, Edmund: Billionaire banker and alleged money launderer with tons of enemies who died under very mysterious circumstances in 1999. The official story was that one of his nurses - in an attempt to gain favor with Safra by saving him from danger - intentionally started a small fire in Safra’s home, which soon spiraled out of control, causing Safra to lock himself in the bathroom and suffocate to death. This article (https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2000/12/dunne200012) does a good job of pointing out that Safra had many enemies, was a shady character, and was absolutely obsessed with security for himself and his family. It seems odd that Safra would allow his security detail (Mossad vets) to leave his home that night. This article (https://www.theguardian.com/theobserve2000/oct/29/features.magazine47) from The Guardian includes a statement from Ted Maher’s (the nurse who was convicted of starting the fire) wife, stating that he was coerced into signing a confession. Elie Wiesel, the author of Night who is also listed in Epstein’s contacts, was a good friend of Safra’s.
Safro, Wayne: Financial advisor.
Said, Wafic: Financier and businessman. Said is the Chairman of a children’s charity called the Said Foundation, where Prince Charles’s former private secretary, Sir Michael Peat GVCO, serves on the board of trustees (https://www.saidfoundation.org/pages/33-trustees-and-staff). The charity helps underprivileged children from the Middle East. Said has also contributed a lot of money to Prince Charles’s The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund, which, among other things, is dedicated to helping children.
Sainsbury, Mr Jamie: Descendant of the founder of the Sainsbury grocery chain. Old friend of Ghislaine Maxwell (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8466853/What-girls-frolicked-Bullingdon-boys-Oxfords-brightest-young-women-rose-top.html). James’s sister, Camilla, was married to British MP, Shaun Woodward, for 28 years. Camilla and Shaun are Trustees of The Woodward Charitable Trust, which helps disadvantaged children, women, and families (http://woodwardcharitabletrust.org.uk/portfolio/about_us/).
Salama, Eric: Former CEO of Kantar consulting firm. Also served as a Trustee for the British Museum (2000-2008). Survived a carjacking after getting stabbed last year (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6618395/Government-adviser-stabbed-carjacking-reveals-fine-punctured-lung.html).
Saltzman, Elizabeth: Contributing editor to Vanity Fair and Vogue, two of the three publications (along with Tatler) that continuously show up among Epstein’s contacts. Saltzman is also a celebrity fashion stylist with clients such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Saoirse Ronan, Stella McCartney, and Uma Thurman, the ex-wife of Arpad Busson, who is possibly one of the key players in this pedophile ring (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/cl34ju/arpad_busson_billionaire_businessman_or_possible/). Andre Balazs, the hotelier who also seems to be embroiled in this whole fiasco held a party in 1995. Those in attendance included Ghislaine Maxwell, Katie Ford, and Elizabeth Saltzman (https://www.nydailynews.com/archives/gossip/taming-liz-fortensky-rumors-article-1.686445), all of whom appear in Epstein’s black book. In fact, Saltzman is a long-time friend of Ghislaine (https://www.mintpressnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Mysterious-business-of-the-queen-of-NY-Lon-1.pdf). This article also reveals that Ghislaine was introduced to Prince Andrew by the Duchess of York (Sarah Ferguson), and, even more telling, that Epstein was suspected of having Mossad ties when the article was written in 2000. In addition to all this, Saltzman is the ex-wife of hedge fund billionaire Glenn Dubin (https://www.nytimes.com/1987/09/14/style/miss-saltzman-editor-is-wed-to-glenn-dubin.html), one of the most heavily implicated people in Epstein’s pedophilia and child trafficking ring. I implore you to read more about Dubin (and his wife) in my D-F black book thread (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hlrba8/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_letters_df_in_jeffrey/). Saltzman can also be seen here, sitting next to Prince Andrew in 2010 (https://www.grandforksherald.com/news/world/4780114-Britains-Prince-Andrew-is-stepping-back-from-public-duties-after-Epstein-controversy). The lists of celebrities and well-known figures that Saltzman has been photographed with is unending.
Samuels, Mia: Actually Maia Samuel, former Producer of ABC Primetime (1989-1994). Went on to work for NBC, Bloomberg, and CNBC in various producer roles over the years. Now works as Director, Content Studios for Reuters (https://www.linkedin.com/in/maia-samuel-92172a10). Epstein has quite a few television ties, most notably to ABC news programs.
Sandelman, Jon & Corrie: Jonathan is a hedge fund manager and former Managing Director of Bank of America Securities. Corrie is his wife.
Sangster, Guy & Fi: Son of racing tycoon Robert Sangster, Guy is Managing Director at Sangster Group, which is involved in the Horse Racing industry. He also works as an investment adviser with Hambro Perks, a venture capitalist company. Prince Andrew is a close friend of Guy and his wife, Fiona. Prince Andrew even attended Sangster’s 40th birthday party (https://www.the-sun.com/news/136709/prince-andrews-pals-claims-witness-who-saw-him-with-sex-slave-is-confused-as-he-was-in-club-3-days-late).
Sangster, Mr Ben: Guy Sangster’s brother and fellow racing heir. Long-time acquaintance/friend(?) of the Royal Family. According to this article, the Sangsters are “one of the most high profile society families in London and often hang out with the royals (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5008073/Robert-Sangster-s-son-marries-Princess-Eugenie-s-friend.html).
Santo Domingo, Julio Mario: Unsure if this is the father or the son. Either way, this is a billionaire Colombian businessman whose company has controlling stock in Bavaria Brewery and is the 2nd highest stockholder of Anheuser Busch (15%). The senior Julio Mario Santo Domingo died in 2011. His son died from cancer in 2009.
Santo, Mr & Mrs M Espirito: Likely the former owners (or high-ranking family) of the Espirito Santo banking dynasty., which was forced to shutter due to charges of fraud, money laundering, and falsifying documents (https://www.cnbc.com/2014/07/30/how-a-portuguese-banking-mess-took-down-a-dynasty.html). Banco Espirito Santo was Portugal’s second-largest bank.
Saud Prince Solman: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was a close friend of Epstein’s and met with him many times. Epstein even had a photograph of bin Salman hanging on his wall. The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia has been linked to the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident who was lured to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and subsequently killed. The Crown Prince, said to have ordered the murder, and those who were physically involved with the murder, ultimately went unpunished. According to this article (https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/jeffrey-epstein-what-we-know-about-paedophile-businessmans-ties-middle-east), the numbers listed likely belong to the Crown Prince’s father, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia. Epstein’s Austrian passport had a fake name and Saudi address. This passport was to have been given to him by “a friend.” In November 2016, one day before the election, Epstein flew to Riyadh. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Amazon owner Jeff Bezos were in Riyadh at the same time, leading some to believe that the three may have met up (https://www.insider.com/epstein-riyadh-saudi-arabia-private-jet-2019-9).
Scerbo, Randall: A female (despite the name) fashion stylist and costume designer who eventually went into consulting. Randall also has credits as a producer and content creator for the Miss USA and Miss Universe beauty pageants.
Schiatti, Gianmarco: Creative director who helped several fashion companies (Gucci, Chanel, Coach, Ralph Lauren, Prada, etc.) with rebranding.
Schifter, Helen & Tim: Helen is a former arbitrage trader on Wall Street, as well as a socialite and a former editor at Hearst and Conde Nast (publisher of Tatler and Vogue), making this the 9000th Epstein-Conde Nast connection. Helen’s father is a businessman and has served as a consultant for the Du Pont Company. She runs in the same circles as Ghislaine Maxwell and has been at several of the same parties (https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/helen-lee-schifter-ghislaine-maxwell-teddy-wong-and-news-photo/1169681659). Tim is CEO of LeSportsac, the luggage and tote bag manufacturer. Tim can be seen attending a Private Screening with Ghislaine Maxwell here (https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/tim-schifter-and-ghislaine-maxwell-attend-private-screening-news-photo/590659962).
Sebag Montefiore Simon & Santa: Simon Montefiore is a British historian, television presenter, and author of history books and novels. Ghislaine attended the launch of Montefiore’s book, “The Court of the Red Tsar” (https://deepclips.com/clip/3225/exclusive-i-fear-i-saw-virginia-roberts-inside-jeffrey-epstein-s-creepy-new-mexico-ranch-contractor-claims). Santa is his wife and sister of Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, who died of an ulcer in 2017. The Palmer-Tomkinson family is so close with the Royal Family that Prince Charles was named Tara’s godfather. As such, Simon and Santa are good friends of Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/4721868/The-lit-girl.html). Simon’s great-great-uncle was an international financier who worked for the Rothschilds in the 1800s. Siimon and his family are still close to the Rothschilds to this day (https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2008/01/montefiore200801).
Seitern, Christine: Architect.
Sejournet, Isabel de: Belgian arts consultant and wife of French Count Eric d’Hauteville. Isabelle was photographed at an annual charity dinner hosted by The AEM Association Children of the World for Rwanda (https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/isabelle-de-sejournet-and-caroline-sarkozy-attend-the-news-photo/157832558).
Shabtai, Benny: Israeli businessman who specializes in watches and telecommunications. Served as Chair for Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) and has helped raise millions for the charity (https://electronicintifada.net/content/manhattans-friends-israel-defense-forces/5526). Epstein toured Israeli military bases with Shabtai in 2008 after being convicted of procuring an underage girl for prostitution (https://pagesix.com/2008/04/24/just-visiting/). Shabtai also served three years in the Israeli army and is a former bodyguard for the Israeli ambassador in Paris, France.
Shad, Brenda: Lingerie model who has known Epstein since the ‘90s (https://www.reddit.com/EpsteinAndFriends/comments/hbiwye/epstein_with_lingerie_model_brenda_schad_in_1997/). Almost married Robert Hanson (listed in my Epstein G-H thread) in 1996, the billionaire financier who was accused of raping Anouska de Georgiou when she was a teenager. She first met him when he was dating Naomi Campbell. Pictured with Maxwell here in 2005 (https://www.the-sun.com/news/103520/is-jeffrey-epsteins-unholy-alliance-with-the-victorias-secret-boss-the-real-reason-the-show-was-scrapped/).
Shearer Andre & Angie: Andre is a South African wine importer through his business, Cape Classics. Angie is his wife.
Shore Chris and Maura: Chris is a bankruptcy litigator. Mara is his wife, a licensed lawyer.
Shriver, Bobby: Nephew of JFK, RFK, and Ted Kennedy. His mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founded the Special Olympics. Bobby now serves on the Board of Directors for the Special Olympics (https://www.specialolympics.org/about/board-of-directors/bobby-shriver). Epstein has several phone numbers listed for Shriver’s Special Olympics office in California.
Shriver, Maria: Bobby Shriver’s sister and niece of JFK, RFK, and Ted Kennedy. TV journalist and former ex-wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Shuster, Susie: Suzy is a sportscaster who is married to long-time ESPN and NFL Network anchor, Rich Eisen.
Siegal, Peggy: Famous NYC publicist and close friend of Epstein who helped him out by continuously getting him into elite parties even after he was convicted of procuring an underage girl for prostitution in 2008 (https://nymag.com/intelligence2019/07/jeffrey-epstein-high-society-contacts.html). Her career in Hollywood has been obliterated, although many still secretly think she has been a scapegoat (https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/money-and-powea29643007/peggy-siegal-jeffrey-epstein-connection/), which once again proves the depravity of Hollywood.
Siegel, William (Bill): President of Chris-Craft Industries (1996-2001), a broadcasting company that owned several television channels across the U.S. Chris-Craft was eventually purchased by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation for $5.3 billion.
Sieghart, William: British entrepreneur and publisher. In 1986, he co-founded Forward Publishing with partner Neil Mendoza, who serves on the board of several children’s charities and is the current Provost of Oriel College. Mendoza appeared earlier in Epstein’s black book. Check out the letter ‘M’ thread for more information.
Silver, Ron: Silver (1946-2009), was a famous actor who also served on the Council on Foreign Relations. Co-founder of pro-Israeli organization, One Jerusalem, which organized a rally in 2001 to protest Palestinian sovereignty. Flipped political affiliations to vote for George W. Bush post-9/11. As a result, Bush appointed him to several posts, including one in which he worked under Scooter Libby, adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney.
Silverman, Nancy & Henry: Henry is an entrepreneur and private equity investor. Henry helped build Cendant Corporation, which specializes in car rentals, travel reservations, and real estate brokerage services. Nancy and Henry divorced in 2012 after 30 years of marriage. They literally lived around the block from Jeffrey Epstein.
Simon, Bren: Bren was the President of MBS Associates, a property management company. She and her husband (now deceased), support many children’s charities. Bren directs the Mel and Bren Simon Charitable Trust, which works closely with the Clinton Foundation (Haiti), the Clinton Global Initiative, and the Clinton School of Public Service (https://brensimon.com/our-work/). Bren is co-founder of The Family Support Center, a 24-hour child abuse care center. She also serves on the board of advisers for the Indiana Children’s Wish Fund. In 1998, Bren began working with the Mission International Rescue Foundation (MIR), which serves the children and young women of La Romana, Dominican Republic. Bren also created the Centro de Promocion Rural Max Simon, an orphanage that provides a safe environment for boys who have been abandoned, abused, or are living in extreme poverty. She also created the Bren Simon MIR Foundation Girls’ Vocational School (https://cancer.iu.edu/giving/simon/bren-bio.php). Bren Simon used to be a member of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Bill Clinton read a eulogy at her husband’s funeral (https://www.ibj.com/articles/67913-simon-sisters-among-top-political-donors-nationwide).
Simpson (Caruth), Sophie: Former literary agent at William Morris Agency. Serves as a Trustee for Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance.
Sindi, Rena & Sami: Rena is a socialite and daughter of Nemar A. Kirdar, who founded Investcorp bank in the ‘80s with Arab oil money (https://www.nytimes.com/2002/10/27/style/put-on-your-toga-bring-castanets-rena-sindi-is-giving-a-party.html). In 2007, Rena attended a party for Allegra Hicks at Ghislaine Maxwell’s house (https://medium.com/@the_war_economy/investigation-jeffrey-epstein-d2ad68e2e845). Her husband, Sami, is a venture capitalist.
Slayton, Bobby: Actocomedian who admits to seeing Epstein in West Palm Beach a few times over the years. Slayton says that “they weren’t friends,” although he once went to Epstein’s Manhattan mansion for coffee (https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article234312632.html).
Smith Osborne: Not enough info.
Smith Peterson, Noona: Public relations officer and consultant who has worked for Tom Ford, Armani, Valentino, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, and Tod’s. She now has her own PR agency. In 2015, Forbes named her one of the 12 women who have changed Italian fashion (https://www.forbes.com/sites/declaneytan/2015/02/06/the-12-women-whove-changed-italian-fashion/#553827046f86). Noona is married to Enrico Erba, who is a client manager for Giorgio Armani.
Smith, James: Co-founder and CEO of Aegis Trust, an organization focused at stopping genocide in Rwanda. Aegis “enables students, professionals, decision-makers and a wider public to meet survivors and learn from their experiences” (https://www.aegistrust.org/what-we-do/).
Snyder, Maria: Model, designer, artist, and entrepreneur who has worked for the likes of Armani, Versace, Valentino, Calvin Klein, and Karl Lagerfield. Snyder attended a ‘Free the Slaves’ benefit in 2010 where she was photographed with hotelier Andre Balazs, who is mired in Epstein/Maxwell stink, and Brenda Schad, who appears just above (last name incorrectly spelled ‘Shad’).
Soames, Rupert & Milly: Rupert is a British businessman and CEO of Serco, a government contractor that provides health, transport, justice, immigration, defense, and citizen services. Soames and his company is heavily involved in many aspects of government (he is very close with former British Prime Minister David Cameron), and as such, has a huge impact on the public. For example, Serco has been contracted to work on a Coronavirus track-and-trace system for the United Kingdom National Health Service (NHS) (https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/jun/04/nhs-track-and-trace-system-not-expected-to-be-operating-fully-until-september-coronavirus). Soames’s family is very close with the Royal Family (https://www.popsugar.com/celebrity/photo-gallery/44913948/image/44914915/Camilla-Dunne-Honorable-Rupert-Soames-1988). Prince William served as a pageboy at Rupert and Camilla’s wedding in 1988. Soames is the grandson of Winston Churchill and his brother, Nicholas Soames, served as a British MP from 1983-2019. Nicholas has been accused of being sexist and making inappropriate remarks by several female MPs. Nicholas is also a very close friend of Prince Charles (https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/profile-charless-biggest-buddy-nicholas-soames-royalist-minister-for-food-1466703.html). Milly (Camilla) is Rupert’s wife and High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire. Milly is a Patron/Trustee for Pace Centre, a children’s charity dedicated to providing education for children with sensory motor disorders (https://thepacecentre.org/about-pace/mission-values-vision/), Heart of Bucks (https://heartofbucks.org/committees-patrons/), an all-purpose charity that divvies up money to many causes, several of which involve children (https://heartofbucks.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/hob-annual-report-2018-2019-web.pdf), Action4Youth (https://www.action4youth.org/trustees/), which “partners with government, schools, youth clubs, businesses, trusts and foundations, and others (https://www.action4youth.org/about-action4youth/vision-mission-values/). Camilla is also the daughter of Sir Thomas Raymond Dunne, who served as a Lord Lieutenant of Hereford and Worcester, Worcestershire, and Herefordshire. Her brother, Phillip, has been a British Conservative MP since 2005.
Sobrino, Esperanza: Director of Acquavella art gallery.
Solomon, Andrew: Writer for The New York Times, The New Yorker, and other publications. Member of Council on Foreign Relations where Epstein once served.
Soros Peter: Nephew of George Soros. Works as an investment banker. Soros’s name is circled in Epstein’s black book. It turns out that Epstein’s former house manager circled the names of all material witnesses before he died in 2014 (https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/07/jeffrey-epstein-black-book-nick-bryant).
Soros, Peter: Same as above.
Soto, Fernando de: Real estate consultant.
Soto, Jaime & Marina de: No info found.
South, Hamilton: Founder of HL Group, a large marketing firm. Former Chief Marketing Officer for Ralph Lauren. South was a good friend of Carolyn Besette Kennedy (wife of JFK Jr) before she died. He was also a good friend of Lee Radziwill, mother-in-law of Carole Radziwill, listed earlier in Epstein’s book (check out the letter ‘R’ thread), before Lee’s passing.
Souza, Carlos: Works in public relations for Valentino.
Spacey, Kevin: Famous actor who has been accused of sexual assault by actor Anthony Rapp and 14 others (https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2017/11/07/kevin-spacey-scandal-complete-list-13-accusers/835739001/). He was on the infamous Epstein Africa flight with Clinton and Chris Tucker. Spacey also made this chilling video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZveA-NAIDI), which many think was a direct threat to the Royal Family. As a lot of you know, Spacey was close with the Royal Family and Ghislaine Maxwell. Just last month, a picture surfaced of Spacey and Ghislaine sitting on the British throne (https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/04/uk/maxwell-spacey-throne-gbr-intl/index.html).
Squire, Hugo: See Hugo Swire below.
St. Bris, Edward: International license manager at Pierre Cardin.
Stanburry, Caroline: Reality TV star from the show Ladies of London. Stanbury has also worked in public relations and as a stylist. Ex-girlfriend of Prince Andrew (after his divorce from the Duchess of York) and actor Hugh Grant.
Stark, Koo: Famous photographer who dated Prince Andrew for nearly two years in the early ‘80s. Stark eventually married (and divorced) Tim Jefferies, who was listed earlier in Epstein’s book (check the J-L thread). Stark went on to have a daughter with someone else. Prince Andrew is the godfather.
Starzewski Thomas: Famous British fashion designer whose clothes have been worn by the Royal Family.
Steenkamp, Chris: Not enough info. Possibly the artist responsible for these lovely drawings (https://www.instagram.com/christophersteenkamp.art/?hl=en), but I cannot confirm.
Steiner, Jeffrey: Not enough info. Probably the co-managing partner of MWE real estate group. I could be wrong, though.
Steinkampf, Chris & Nina: No info found.
Stengel, Andrew: Former director of acquisitions for Miramax. Former aide to Governor Mario Cuomo (father of Andrew and Chris).
Stengel, Rick & Mary: Richard is an editor, author, and government official (Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs) under Barack Obama. Richard is now a Senior Advisor at Snapchat and serves on the board of CARE, a charity that caters to women and children (https://care.org/about-us/leadership/richard-stengel/). Mary is his South African wife. Nelson Mandela was the godfather to their son, Gabriel.
Stern, Allison & Leonard: Allison (nee Maher) is a former model and TV producer. Her husband, Leonard, is a billionaire businessman involved in real estate. Leonard founded Homes for the Homeless, a charity that aims to help the financially disadvantaged. A large focus of the charity is children and youth (https://www.hfhnyc.org/). Leonard is also quite the heartless bastard. He announced that he was selling a Homes for the Homeless apartment building in midtown Manhattan, forcing its inhabitants to move out (https://thejewishvoice.com/2019/12/billionaires-nyc-homeless-facility-boots-out-elderly-tenants-before-holidays/). Just to show an example of how all these wealthy people truly do know each other, here is a link with pictures of Malcolm Forbes’s 70th birthday party in Morocco in 1989. Forbes flew out 800 guests (https://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/this-was-then-malcolm-forbes-70th-birthday-part-i/), including Leonard and Allison Stern, Robert Maxwell (Ghislaine’s father), Rupert Murdoch, Ronald Perelman, Barbara Walters, Robert and Blaine Trump, Diane von Furstenberg, King Constantine, Henry Kissinger, James Goldsmith, Hamish Bowles, Gianni Agnelli, Kay Graham, Elizabeth Taylor, Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta, Walter Cronkite, Ann Getty, Fran Lebowitz, and more. Not only are these people rich, famous, and powerful, but many of them also appear in Epstein’s black book.
Stevens Michael: Not enough info.
Stopford-Sackville, Charlie &: Charles works in finance and securities. Owner of Drayton House (https://www.northamptonshiresurprise.com/organisation/drayton/) in Northamptonshire, England. Married to Shona McKinney, who I am guessing is the name that got cut off in Epstein’s black book. Shona is a good friend of Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/columnists/article-317052/Marks-married-maiden.html, who is a key figure in this whole Jeffrey Epstein saga.
Stracher Kate: Kate is an artist who went to Oxford with Ghislaine, but claims that she hasn’t seen her since then. (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1365733/How-Prince-Andrew-shared-room-Epsteins-Caribbean-hideaway-busty-blonde-claimed-brain-surgeon.html).
Sundlun, Stuart: Managing director of BMB Advisors, a private equity firm. Son of Governor Bruce Sundlun of Rhode Island (1991-1995). Stuart’s father also served as director of the National Security Education Board (NSEB) for four years under Clinton. Bruce is a great friend of Clinton right hand man (and multiple-time passenger on Epstein’s flight log), Ira Magaziner. Magaziner also appeared in Epstein’s black book (check out the ‘M’ thread for more info).
Sunley, Mr James & Amanda: James is CEO of Sunley Holdings, an investment company.
Sutherland, Harry: Likely refers to the investment banker who is Chairman of CrossInvest, an offshore corporate service company.
Svenlinson, Peter: Venture capitalist and founder of The Column Group. Served as Chairman for several pharmaceutical companies (Aragon, which was sold to Johnson & Johnson and Seragon, until it was solid to Genentech/Roche).
Swire, Sophie: English fashion entrepreneur who established a school for jewelers and gem-cutters in Afghanistan at Prince Charles’s request (https://adventurersclub.org/archives/calendanov2015.php). Co-founder of Learning for Life, an educational charity. She was a Trustee and Chairperson from 1995-2000. Learning for Life has established over 250 schools for girls in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.
Swire, Hugo: Swire is a British Conservative Party politician who served as a Member of Parliament (MP) from 2001-2019. Son of Roger, director of Sotheby’s.
Swire, Jenny: Former Miss South Africa. Fashion director for Wedding Magazine and TV personality. Contributing editor for Tatler, a publication which has appeared more than ten times amongst Epstein’s contacts.
Swire, Mark: Involved in real estate.
Sykes, Lucy Ewen: Entrepreneur, fashion executive, and socialite. Fashion director of Marie Claire magazine. Former consultant for Ralph Lauren, T. J. Maxx, and Tommy Hilfiger. Good friend of nightclub guru Amy Sacco, who is one of the contacts listed earlier in this thread. Lucy and her husband attended a dinner for Prince Andrew at Epstein’s house in the early 2000s (https://www.thecut.com/2019/07/ghislaine-maxwell-the-socialite-on-jeffrey-epsteins-arm.html). Lucy’s husband, Euan Rellie, has been a friend of Ghislaine Maxwell’s for years.
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2020.08.03 07:07 tiny_doughnut AFLW Sign and Trade: Master Post

Hi everyone!
Going to keep an eye on incoming signings and list changes as we go along, don’t hesitate to post any articles that you see and give me a poke if I haven’t updated!
Hope you’re all staying safe and well, and we’ll be back at Ikon Park for season 2021 soon 🍩❤️
Points worth remembering for this trade period:
Day 1 Wrap Day 2 Wrap Day 3 Wrap Day 4 Wrap Day 5 Wrap Day 6 Wrap Day 7 Wrap Day 8 Wrap

Adelaide Crows:

Signed: ✅ - Najwa Allen, 1yr - Sarah Allen, until 2021 - Chelsea Biddell, 1yr - Hannah Button, 1yr - Ailish Considine, 1yr - Dayna Cox, 1yr - Angela Foley, until 2021 - Renee Forth, 1yr - Nikki Gore, 1yr - Caitlin Gould, 1yr - Anne Hatchard, until 2021 - Eloise Jones, until 2021 - Ebony Marinoff, until 2021 - Montana McKinnon, 1yr - Rhiannon Metcalfe, 1yr - Justine Mules, 1yr - Hannah Munyard, 1yr? - Maddi Newman, 1yr - Erin Phillips, 1yr - Danielle Ponter, 1yr - Marijana Rajcic, until 2021 - Chelsea Randall, until 2021 - Chloe Scheer, until 2021 - Jess Sedunary, 1yr? - Stevie-Lee Thompson, until 2021 - Deni Varnhagen, until 2021 - Lisa Whiteley, 1yr?
Movements: 🔄
Delisted: ✴️ - Nicole Campbell (delisted) - Courtney Cramey (retired) - Jess Foley (retired) - Courtney Gum (retired) - Sophie Li (retired) - Maisie Nankivell, (step away/Suncorp Super Netball) - Jaimi Tabb (delisted) - Ruth Wallace (step away)

Brisbane Lions:

Signed: ✅ - Ally Anderson, until 2022 - Lauren Arnell, 1yr - Emily Bates, until 2022 - Greta Bodey, 2yrs - Shannon Campbell, 2yrs - Gabby Collingwood, 1yr - Sophie Conway, until 2021 - Dakota Davidson, 2yrs - Belle Dawes, 2yrs - Jade Ellenger, 1yr - Nat Grider, 2yrs - Tahlia Hickie, 2yrs - Courtney Hodder, 1yr (Rookie) - Jesse Keeffe, 1yr - Breanna Koenen, 2yrs - Rheanne Lugg, 2yrs - Kate Lutkins, until 2022 - Maria Moloney, 2yrs - Orla O’Dwyer, 1yr (Rookie) - Lily Postlethwaite, 2yrs - Selina Priest, 1yr - Taylor Smith, 1yr - Cathy Svarc, 2yrs - Jesse Wardlaw, 2yrs - Sharni Webb, 1yr - Jess Wuetschner, until 2022 - Jordan Zanchetta, 1yr - Emma Zielke, 1yr
Movements: 🔄
Delisted: ✴️ - Arianna Clarke (released/stepping away) - Hannah Hillman (delisted) - Brianna McFarlane (delisted)

Carlton Blues:

Signed: ✅ - Lauren Brazzale, 1yr - Alison Downie, 1yr - Jess Edwards, 1yr - Grace Egan, until 2022 - Georgia Gee, until 2022 - Serena Gibbs, 2yrs - Maddy Guerin, 2yrs - Charlotte Hammans, 1yr - Kerryn Harrington, until 2022 - Courtney Jones, 1yr - Mua Laloifi, 2yrs - Katie Loynes, 1yr - Lucy McEvoy, until 2022 - Breann Moody, 2yrs - Elise O’Dea, 2yrs - Natalie Plane, 2yrs - Maddy Prespakis, until 2022 - Brooke Vernon, 2yrs - Brooke Walker, 1yr - Charlotte Wilson, 2yrs
Movements: 🔄 - Sarah Hosking to Richmond - Jayde Van Dyk to St Kilda - Chloe Dalton to Inactive List for 2021, has signed with the club for 2022
Delistings: ✴️ - Joanne Doonan (delisted) - Emerson Woods (delisted) - Katie Harrison (delisted) - Sharnie Whiting (delisted)

Collingwood Magpies:

Signed: ✅ - Sophie Alexander, 1yr - Jordyn Allen, until 2021 - Britt Bonnici, 1yr - Ash Brazill, until 2021 - Lauren Butler, 1yr? - Mikala Cann, 1yr? - Sophie Casey, 1yr - Steph Chiocci, 1yr? - Bri Davey, 1yr - Abbey Green, 1yr - Jaimee Lambert, 1yr - Sharni Layton, 1yr - Stacey Livingstone, 1yr - Jordan Membrey, 1yr - Chloe Molloy, until 2021 - Aliesha Newman, 1yr - Ebony O’Dea, 1yr - Alana Porter, 1yr? - Imogen Purcell, 1yr, Category B Rookie - Sarah Rowe, 1yr - Ruby Schleicher, until 2021 - Aishling Sheridan, 1yr - Maddie Shevlin, until 2021 - Kristy Stratton, 1yr
Movements: 🔄 - Sarah Dargan to Richmond - Sarah D’Arcy to Richmond - Katie Lynch to Western Bulldogs
Delistings: ✴️ - Kaila Bentvelzen (step away) - Georgia Gourlay (delisted) - Emma Grant (retired) - Eliza Hynes (retired) - Machaelia Roberts (retirement)

Fremantle Dockers:

Signed: ✅ - Ebony Antonio, until 2022 - Kara Antonio, until 2022 - Kiara Bowers, until 2022 - Tayla Brealand, until 2021 - Steph Cain, until 2021 - Janelle Cuthbertson, 1yr - Sabreena Duffy, until 2021 - Evie Gooch, 1yr - Katie Jayne Grieve, 1yr - Gemma Houghton, until 2021 - Leah Mascall, 1yr - Ann McMahon, 1yr - Hayley Miller, 2yrs - Emma O’Driscoll, 1yr - Gabby O’Sullivan, until 2022 - Laura Pugh, 1yr - Roxy Roux, 2yrs - Matilda Sergeant, until 2021 - Philipa Seth, until 2021 - Ashley Sharp, until 2021 - Ange Stannett, until 2021 - Jasmine Stewart, 1yr - Mim Strom, 2yrs - Tarnee Tester, 1yr, free agent signing - Aine Tighe, 1yr - Jess Trend, 1yr - Bianca Webb, 1yr - Alex Williams, 1yr
Movements: 🔄 - Tayla Bresland to West Coast Eagles
Delisted: ✴️ - Mia-Rae Clifford (delisted) - Sarah Garstone (delisted) - Lindal Rhode (delisted - Kate Flood (personal reasons)

Geelong Cats:

Signed: ✅ - Maddie Boyd, 1yr - Millie Brown, 2yrs - Rene Caris, 1yr - Georgia Clarke, 1yr - Rocky Cranston, 1yr - Julia Crockett-Gills, 2yrs - Kate Darby, 1yr - Renee Garing, 1yr - Nicole Garner, 1yr - Rebecca Goring, 1yr - Danielle Higgins, 2yrs - Jordan Ivey, 1yr - Maddy Keryk, 2yrs - Madisen Maguire, 1yr - Amy McDonald, 2yrs - Meghan McDonald, 2yrs - Maddy McMahon, 1yr - Phoebe McWilliams, 1yr - Nina Morrison, 2yrs - Aasta O’Connor, 1yr - Olivia Purcell, 1yr - Georgie Rankin, 1yr - Mia Skinner, 1yr - Denby Taylor, 1yr - Sophie Van De Heuvel, 2yrs - Rebecca Webster, 2yrs
Movements: 🔄
Delisted: ✴️ - Cassie Blakeway (delisted) - Melissa Hickey (retired) - Anna Teague (retired) - Gemma Wright (delisted)

Gold Coast Suns:

Signed: ✅ - Lauren Ahrens, 1yr? - Alison Drennan, 1yr - Hannah Dunn, 1yr? - Tiarna Ernst, 1yr? - Cheyenne Hammond, 1yr? - Ellie Hampson, 1yr? - Dee Heslop, 1yr? - Kalinda Howarth, 1yr? - Paige Parker, until 2021 - Brittany Perry, 1yr? - Jade Pregelj, 1yr? - Molly Ritson, 1yr? - Jamie Stanton, 1yr? - Kate Surman, 1yr? - Serene Watson, 1yr? - Jacqui Yorston, 1yr?
Movements: 🔄 - Charlotte Hammans to Carlton - Taylor Smith to Brisbane
Delisted: ✴️ - Georgia Breward, (delisted) - Lexi Hamilton, (delisted) - Maddy Roberts, (delisted) - Tayla Thorn, (delisted) - Kitara Whap-Farrar, (delisted)

GWS Giants:

Signed: ✅ - Jessica Allan, 1yr - Nicola Barr, 1yr - Rebecca Beeson, 2yr - Elle Bennetts, 1yr - Yvonne Bonner, 1yr - Jess Dal Pos, 1yr - Taylah Davies, 1yr - Alicia Eva, 2yr - Georgia Garnett, 1yr - Emily Goodsir, 1yr - Sarah Halvorsen, 1yr - Tanya Hetherington, 1yr - Jodie Hicks, 1yr - Annalyse Lister, 1yr - Tait Mackrill, 2yr - Erin McKinnon, 1yr - Alyce Parker, 2yr - Rebecca Privitelli, 2yr - Pepa Randall, 2yr - Aimee Schmidt, 1yr - Katherine Smith, 2yrs - Cora Staunton, 1yr - Lisa Steane, 1yr - Louise Stephenson, 2yr - Britt Tully, 1yr - Haneen Zreika, 1yr
Movements: 🔄 - Lisa Whiteley to Adelaide Crows
Delisted: ✴️ - Ellie Brush (retired to focus on Matildas/Olympic opportunity - Ingrid Nielsen (retired) - Maggie Gorham (retired)

Melbourne Demons:

Signed: ✅ - Libby Birch, 2yrs - Gabby Colvin, 1yr - Tegan Cunningham, until 2021 - Meg Downie, until 2021 - Chantel Emonson, 2yrs - Maddi Gay, 2yrs - Sinead Goldrick, 1yr - Tyla Hanks, 2yrs - Shelley Heath, 2yrs - Kate Hore, 2yrs - Sarah Lampard, until 2021 - Lauren Magee, 1yr - Niamh McEvoy, 1yr - Lily Mithen, 2yrs - Jackie Parry, 1yr - Karen Paxman, 1yr - Daisy Pearce, 1yr - Lauren Pearce, until 2021 - Krstel Petrevski, 1yr - Shelley Scott, 1yr - Casey Sherriff, 2yrs - Shae Sloane, 1yr - Breanna Tarrant, 1yr - Eden Zanker, 2yrs
Movements: 🔄 - Harriet Cordner to Richmond - Maddy Guerin to Carlton - Bianca Jakobsson to St Kilda - Aliesha Newman to Collingwood - Elise O’Dea fo Carlton - Katherine Smith to GWS
Delisted: ✴️ - Ainslie Kemp (delisted)

North Melbourne Kangaroos:

Signed: ✅ - Grace Campbell, 1yr? - Mia King, 2yrs
Movements: 🔄 - Abbey Green to (Collingwood) - Jess Trend to Fremantle Dockers
Delistings: ✴️ - Chloe Haines (delisted) - Libby Haines (delisted) - Emma Humphries (delisted) - Taylor Mesiti (step away) - Mairead Seoighe (delisted)

Richmond Tigers:

Signed: ✅ - Christina Bernardi, until 2021 - Maddy Brancatisano, 1yr - Katie Brennan, until 2021 - Hannah Buchell, 1yr - Akec Makur Chuot, 1yr - Monique Conti, until 2021 - Harriet Cordner, 1yr - Sarah D’Arcy, 1yr - Sarah Dargan, 1yr - Kate Dempsey, 1yr - Alice Edmonds, 1yr - Sabrina Frederick, until 2021 - Emily Harley, 1yr - Sarah Hosking, 2yrs - Kodi Jacques, 1yr - Laura McClelland, 1yr - Sarah Molan, 1yr - Phoebe Monahan, 1yr - Rebecca Miller, 1yr - Ilish Ross, 1yr - Sarah Sansonetti, 1yr - Cleo Saxon-Jones, 1yr - Gabby Seymour, 1yr - Tayla Stahl, 1yr - Courtney Wakefield, 1yr - Holly Whitford, 1yr - Alana Woodward, 1yr
Movements: 🔄 - Grace Campbell to North Melbourne
Delistings: ✴️ - Laura Bailey (retired) - Nakaela Butler (delisted - Ciara Fitzgerald (delisted - Emma Horne (delisted) - Lauren Tesoriero (retired) - Ella Wood (retired)

St Kilda Saints:

Signed: ✅ - Nadia von Bertouch, until 2022 - Ali Brown, until 2022 - Rosie Dillon, 2yrs - Jayde Van Dyk, 1yr? - Nat Exon, 1yr - Clara Fitzpatrick, until 2022 - Caitlin Greiser, until 2022 - Darcy Guttridge, 1yr - Bianca Jakobsson, 1yr? - Selena Karlson, until 2021 - Poppy Kelly, until 2022 - Tilly Lucas-Rodd, 2yrs - Tamara Luke, until 2022 - Kate McCarthy, until 2022 - Molly McDonald, 2yrs - Georgia Patrikios, until 2022 - Cat Phillips, 1yr - Hannah Priest, 2yrs - Isabella Shannon, 2yrs - Kate Shierlaw, until 2022 - Olivia Vesely, 2yrs - Rhiannon Watt, 2yrs - Tarni White, 2yrs - Claudia Whitfort, 1yr - Nicola Xenos, 2yrs
Movements: 🔄 - Jess Sedunary to Adelaide Crows - Alison Drennan to GC Suns
Delistings: ✴️ - Sammie Johnson (delisted) - Mel Kuys (delisted) - Emma Mackie (retired) - Courteney Munn (retire) - Kelly O’Neill (delisted)

West Coast Eagles:

Signed: ✅ - Ashlee Atkins, until 2021 - Mikayla Bowen, 2yrs? - Tayla Bresland, 1yr - Hayley Bullas, 2yrs? - Imahra Cameron, 2yrs? - Mhicca Carter, Rookie - Melissa Caulfield, until 2021 - Maddy Collier, until 2021 - Beatrice Devlyn, 1yr - McKenzie Dowrick, until 2021 - Kellie Gibson, until 2021 - Brianna Green, until 2021 - Courtney Guard, until 2021 - Ashton Hill, 1yr - Dana Hooker, until 2023 - Alicia Janz, until 2021 - Parris Laurie, until 2022 - Grace Kelly, 2yrs - Niamh Kelly, 2yrs - Aisling McCarthy, 1yr - Sophie McDonald, 1yr - Kate Orme, 1yr - Chantella Perera, 1yr - Belinda Smith, until 2022 - Emma Swanson, until 2021
Movements: 🔄
Delisted: ✴️ - Talia Radan (retired) - Kate Bartlett (delisted) - Emily Bonser (retired) - Cassie Davidson (delisted) - Emily McGuire (delisted) - Daniela Pisconeri (delisted) - Tarnee Tester (delisted)

Western Bulldogs:

The Doggies didn’t specify contract lengths per player, so take ‘1yr’ with a grain of salt
Signed: ✅ - Deanna Berry, 1yr - Ellie Blackburn, 1yr - Eleanor Brown, 1yr - Naomi Ferres, 1yr - Ellyse Gamble, 1yr - Elisabeth Georgeostathis, 1yr - Angelica Gogos, 1yr - Isabella Grant, 1yr - Ashleigh Guest, 1yr - Britney Gutknecht, 1yr - Katy Herron, 1yr - Bailey Hunt, 1yr - Isabel Huntington, 1yr - Gemma Lagioia, 1yr - Kirsty Lamb, 1yr - Brooke Lochland, 1yr - Katie Lynch, 1yr - Dani Marshall, 1yr - Kirsten McLeod, 1yr - Celine Moody, 1yr - Nell Morris-Dalton, 1yr - Gabby Newton, 1yr - Kim Rennie, 1yr - Hannah Scott, 1yr - Lauren Spark, 1yr - Bonnie Toogood, 1yr - Amelia Van Oosterwijck, 1yr
Movements: 🔄 - Aisling McCarthy to West Coast Eagles - Hannah Munyard to Adelaide Crows
Delisted: ✴️ - Nicole Callinan (retired)
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2020.07.30 17:51 wheresjaja [Forbes] Uber now faces making significant changes to business model in the U.K. and could set a precedent for gig economy workers around the world. If the court does agree that Uber is a transportation provider, the estimated figure for Uber’s VAT in the U.K. could be in “excess” of $1.3B per year.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/daviddawkins/2020/07/30/uber-vs-london--the-courtroom-battle-the-world-is-watching/#38662ffd6973
Uber, the mobile ride-hailing giant responsible globally for over 1.9 billion “trips” a year is facing a summer showdown in two London courts as scrutiny mounts over licensing issues and the drivers’ classification as “workers.” Both cases have huge ramifications for Uber and could set a precedent for so-called “gig economy” workers around the world.
With decisions expected in September, the two Uber drivers at the heart of the 5-year long battle for representation and basic rights have told Forbes that Uber’s ride-hailing system is a danger to its exhausted drivers, and global change is desperately needed. The former drivers claim that forcing Uber to accept drivers as workers will rid Uber of its “sweatshop labor” culture, and help reset the dehumanising “entitlement” differential between riders and drivers. London’s Supreme court has now broken to consider its decision.
Uber now faces making significant changes to its business model in the U.K. If the court rules against Uber, they will be expected to pay minimum wage and grant holiday time to drivers. However, that sum is likely to pale in comparison to the 20% VAT and 13.2% national insurance contributions Uber will have to pay to the British taxman if the court does agree that Uber is a “transportation provider.” The Good Law project has estimated from 2017 earnings that the figure for Uber’s VAT in the U.K. could be in “excess” of $1.3 billion per year.
Last week London’s Supreme Court began hearing Uber BV v Aslam, a case that could rumble on for the duration of summer and could potentially transform Uber from tech giant to the world’s largest taxi firm – a global employer of drivers and not merely an app that connects passenger, driver, destination and payment.
Uber is attempting, for the third and final time after two rejected appeals, to overturn an Employment Tribunal decision from July 2016 where claimants Yaseen Aslam and James Farrar successfully argued that Uber drivers are workers whenever Uber’s app is switched on and they are ready and able to take trips. The Tribunal ruled that as workers Uber drivers should be paid the U.K.’s national minimum wage and receive paid holiday while on the clock. Uber argued, in claims now synonymous with the “gig” economy, that the drivers using the app are self-employed independent contractors, while they – Uber – are an agent, merely providing the technology to connect drivers with passengers and process their payments.
The Supreme Court ruling pitches a global tech super-power with a $50 billion plus market cap, against the very drivers that made Uber such a phenomenal offering. If London’s Supreme Court upholds the employment tribunal’s ruling, Uber will be forced to recognise drivers as much more than merely contractors and will be entitled to basic worker benefits and the minimum wage. With ongoing legal proceedings in the Supreme Court of Canada and with an incoming lawsuit from California’s attorney general filed in May - all eyes are on London to potentially set a global precedent.
Employment Rights Protest March In London Members of the IWGB (Independent Workers Union of Great Britain) march through London while the IWGB ... [+] faces Uber at the Court of Appeal as part of the ongoing battle over workers' rights.
Uber’s second London problem is regulatory and pits the Labour mayor’s City Hall against Boris Johnson’s Conservatives – the mayor is unhappy with Uber, while the strength of ties between members of the Tory party have strengthened in the years since the regulatory problems over the onboarding of new drivers emerged.
In 2018, a witness statement documents suggested a reason for the stalemate can be best understood as part of a strategy of “principled confrontation” – famously described in 2014 by former chief executive Travis Kalanick as, “the thing we do that ... can rub some people the wrong way."
In 2019, Uber very much rubbed London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan the wrong way, so much so that London’s transport authority removed the company’s licence to operate. As the case moves towards Westminster Magistrates Court this September, the Labour mayor remains unhappy with Uber after authorities revealed in November 2019 that more than 14,000 trips were taken by 43 drivers who had faked their identity on the Uber app. As reported by the Guardian last November, one of the fraudulent drivers found by authorities to be using the Uber app had already been cautioned for distributing indecent images of children. Mayor Khan had told Uber to make significant changes – “principled confrontation” or not, it wasn’t a good look.
Uber publicly opposed the TfL’s decision, and in November 2019 Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi tweeted: “We understand we’re held to a high bar, as we should be. But this TfL decision is just wrong. Over the last 2 years we have fundamentally changed how we operate in London. We have come very far — and we will keep going, for the millions of drivers and riders who rely on us.”
The U.K. capital could end its love affair with the ride-hailing app if Westminster Magistrates Court, in mid September, cannot find a good enough reason to reverse the decision to deny Uber a new private hire operator's licence in November 2019. The removal of the licence by Transport for London (TfL) marks the midpoint of the bizarre dance between the Mayor's office and Uber that started in around 2014 and resulted in the identification of “a pattern of failures by the company including several breaches that placed passengers and their safety at risk.” TfL described Uber in November as, “not fit and proper at this time,” and removed their licence, they continue operating in London today with the decision now in the hands of the U.K.'s top magistrate.
The two courts and the two decisions are entirely independent of each other, however both have serious implications for the future of Uber in the U.K. Unless the two decisions are overturned by the two courts, by the end of summer 2020 Uber could be forced to fundamentally change its relationship with its drivers across the U.K. while being without a licence to operate within London, one of its largest European markets.
Uber can (and very likely, will) appeal the ruling and send the case to a higher court. However one source with knowledge of the mayoral office workings warns that Uber has not made any significant attempt to address the original issues raised and that Uber is waiting for political intervention from tech-friendly Tories at the modern arm of the U.K.’s ruling Conservative party.
The relationship between has developed and Westminster could yet legislate in favor of Uber on licensing issues. Over the last six years political lobbying efforts have certainly improved – in June 2014, Tory MP Matt Hancock tweeted, “Does anyone have details of this #Uber app everyone's talking about? It sounds awesome. I'd never heard of it until today…”At the time Hancock was the U.K.’s Minister of state for skills and enterprise.
Fast-forward to March 2020 Hancock, now in a top post as health secretary, tweeted, “Supporting our national effort to help our NHS tackle #coronavirus is crucial. Great to see Uber offering meals and trips for our brilliant NHS staff.” Uber used the quote in marketing materials, a real sign of strength for a business. While Hancock was repeatedly reminded on social media that the company he was championing was still without a licence to operate in the U.K. capital.
Approaching the mid-September date for the Magistrates court showdown, Uber does not accept TfL's conclusion that it was not a "fit and proper person," but does admit that in 2014 during the conversations with TfL about its licensing Uber, “provided inaccurate and inconsistent information to TfL as to the process by which bookings are accepted through the App." Uber’s top man in the U.K & Ireland Tom Elvidge (now at WeWork) described Uber’s letters to TfL as “unclear, inconsistent and, on occasion, simply wrong."
Today Jamie Heywood, Uber’s regional general manager for northern and eastern Europe, replied to Forbes with a statement confirming their appeal, “We have fundamentally changed our business over the last two years and are setting the standard on safety. On behalf of the 3.5 million riders and 45,000 licensed drivers who depend on Uber in London, we will do everything we can to work with TfL to resolve this situation.”
On the Supreme Court action Heywood said, “The vast majority of drivers want to work independently, and over a number of years we’ve made significant changes to our app to offer more benefits with total flexibility. Drivers can determine if, when and where they drive, but can also access free AXA insurance to cover sickness or injury, as well as maternity and paternity payments.”
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2020.07.27 20:02 digestives27 Reasons Why I Still Play FM08 – The First Five Years (Year 1, Part 2)

Reasons Why I Still Play FM08 – The First Five Years (Year 1, Part 2)
WARNING: VERY LONG POST. READ AT YOUR OWN LEISURE.

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NB: This is part TWO of a TWO-part series. If you haven’t yet read part ONE, please click here.
Sunday 1st June 2008
The leagues are complete, the European competitions are decided, it’s time to see the damage done.
Premier League
We’ll start with the Premier League and, as expected, Man Utd held on to their strong advantage to retain the title, the top-scoring Reds finishing 1 goal and 6 points ahead of Arsenal. Liverpool and Man City claim the remaining Champions League places, whilst Portsmouth finished a point ahead of Everton to claim the first available UEFA Cup place.
Fulham would’ve needed a mathematical miracle to have survived relegation, and Middlesbrough were already related going into the final day so a draw with Wigan meant little to them, but Wigan were already safe thanks in part to what was essentially a relegation play-off match between Birmingham and Sunderland. A win for either team would see them survive but a draw would not be enough for Sunderland.
David Connolly stepped up and scored a highly contentious goal for Sunderland in a tightly contested game. Birmingham City couldn’t believe what they believed was an offside goal was allowed to stand and replays have since shown that they may have had every right to feel aggrieved about that goal. They did not, however, do enough to get back into the match and although an equaliser would’ve seen them survive, they could not muster one and now drop down into the Championship.
Kevin Doyle has the last laugh in his ongoing feud with Leroy, pipping him to the Golden Boot for Reading with 25 goals to Lita’s 24. Andy Johnson rounds off the top 3 with 23 goals for Everton. Cani’s 16 assists see him take the non-existent playmaker of the year award, 3 clear of John Carew. I shall forever call this the Playmaker Award now.
The league table is as follows:

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Overachievers: Man City, Derby County, West Ham
Underachievers: Tottenham, Chelsea, Bolton, Middlesbrough
West Ham seal European football through the Euro Vase, aka Intertoto Cup, by virtue of the fact that apparently neither Everton or Chelsea, nor Blackburn bothered to apply.
As we know, Portsmouth secured European football through 5th place but wait… Newcastle and Derby are also in Europe?!
This can only mean one thing…
FA Cup
Derby comfortably defeated Blackburn 3-1 at Wembley while Newcastle played out a dramatic 3-3 draw with Portsmouth. The game would be settled by penalties, with Portsmouth scoring their first 2 and Newcastle missing them both. Nerves got the better of the Pompey players as Newcastle scored their next 3 and Portsmouth missed all of them. Incredible scenes in the capital.

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Not to be outdone, Derby and Newcastle would contest a fierce final themselves. James Milner wins the header from the goalkeeper’s free kick to nod down to Barton who returns a through ball for Milner to slot home in the 22nd minute. However, Derby would hit back on the brink of half-time, in part thanks for a huge stroke of good fortune: David Jones’ free kick on the edge of the box taking a huge deflection off the wall to wrong-foot Shay Given.
Deadlocked at 90 minutes, the game moved into extra time. More free kick fortune for Derby as Ulrik Yttergård Jenssen’s freekick deflects off the wall as well and into the path of Daniel Fredheim Holm who lashed home high into the net. However with the clock pushing 122 minutes, Derby go on the attack instead of taking it the corner flag. They would be punished with a flowing Newcastle counterattack, Nicky Butt feeding Derek Boateng who flights a ball to the back post for an unmarked Claudio Caçapa to nod home a dramatic late equaliser.
The penalty shootout would be quick and painless. Derby’s players, mentally crushed from conceding such a late goal and dissolved of all confidence, missed all 3 of their penalties to concede the FA Cup to Newcastle United.

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Consolation for Derby is that, because Newcastle already secured European football through their League Cup victory, they will also be playing in Europe thanks to being FA Cup runners up. Incredible for a team that was predicted to be relegated this season.
Championship
Charlton return to the top division, hanging on to top spot despite losing to West Brom on a final day, as Sheffield United could only muster a draw at home to Southampton. Watford, West Brom, QPR and Southampton make up the playoff hopefuls whilst Hull, Sheffield Wednesday and Colchester all drop down into League One. All three relegated teams’ fates were sealed before the final day, so Hull’s 2-0 win at home to Ipswich was in vain.
Stoke and Crystal Palace played each other in a play-off decider, with Stoke knowing that any win would secure them 6th place. Palace needed a win against Stoke and a favour from title-chasing Sheffield United against Southampton to leapfrog both Stoke and Southampton into 6th. As such, Southampton needed to better Stoke’s result to secure the playoffs. As it transpired, Crystal Palace’s dramatic 90th minute winner away to Stoke was not enough as Southampton played out an entertaining 2-2 draw with Sheffield United.
Massive credit to Scunthorpe who were predicted to finish rock bottom this season and defied all expectations by finishing 9th, just 3 points off the playoffs. Unbelievable effort from QPR too, who flouted their 18th place prediction by finishing 5th in the playoff places.
Marlon King would finish top scorer for Watford with 30 goals, well clear of second place István Ferenczi, Kevin Kyle picking up the Playmaker Award with 14 assists.
Playoff Semi Finals – leg 1
QPR 1 – 1 West Brom
Southampton 2 – 0 Watford
Playoff Semi Finals – leg 2
West Brom 2 – 0 QPR << West Brom win 3-1 on aggregate
Watford 2 – 1 Southampton << Southampton win 3-2 on aggregate
Playoff Final
Southampton 1 – 2 West Brom
A cagey 2-1 win for West Brom as Chris Brunt scores a late winner from a set piece. Sherjill MacDonald may well have offside for the opener as Zoltan Gera played a lovely ball in to the near post and Southampton may well have a right to be upset with referee Lee Probert. If the build-up to the equaliser was scrappy, the finish certainly wasn’t: a ball lifted over the top by Jason Euell is despatched exquisitely on the volley by David McGoldrick. Chris Brunt would have the last laugh in this one, sticking a 20yard free kick into the top corner to send West Bromwich Albion back into the Premier League.

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Overachievers: QPR, Scunthorpe, Barnsley
Underachievers: Preston, Sheffield Wednesday, Cardiff City, Colchester United
League One
Business as expected for the top two as Nottingham Forest win the league and Swansea City seal automatic promotion. Yeovil needed favours on the final day to usurp Swansea but did themselves none in the process by drawing in what transpired to be a dead rubber against Bristol Rovers. Doncaster needed to better Carlisle’s result to go up but instead both teams lost, and Carlisle held onto 6th place. Brighton could’ve taken advantage of that slip but lost to champions Nottingham Forest, whilst Oldham could’ve shocked everybody but ultimately lost to Southend instead.
All four relegated teams were already down going into the final day: Northampton, Leeds, Tranmere and Leyton Orient.
Frazier Campbell of Wallsall and Marvin Williams of Yeovil would share the Golden Boot between them with 32 goals, 4 clear of veteran striker Tore André Flo. Brian Howard’s impressive displays for Yeovil meant he claimed the Playmaker Award with 20 assists.
Playoff Semi Finals – leg 1
Luton 2 – 1 Walsall
Carlisle 1 – 3 Yeovil
Playoff Semi Finals – leg 2
Walsall 0 – 0 Luton << Luton win 2-1 on aggregate
Yeovil 3 – 1 << Yeovil win 6-2 on aggregate
Playoff Final
Luton 4 – 1 Yeovil << Luton promoted after extra time
An open-ended affair with chances aplenty for both sides, Luton taking the lead inside the first 5 minutes, full-back Alan Goodall whipping a lovely ball into the near post for Sam Parkin to tuck away. Yeovil would be reduced to ten me early in the second half, Terrell Forbes hospital pass clearance met by the head of Luton’s Chris Hackett who nodded into the path of striker Drew Talbot. Talbot was unable to get his shot away clearly as Matthew Rose stuck out a leg to bring Talbot down and was sent off for a professional foul, drawing large protests from the Yeovil players.
Still, Yeovil pressed and five minutes later they’d find an unlikely equaliser. Brian Howard, standing over a free kick 30 yards out, goes for the audacious and gets a huge slice of luck as the free kick clatters off the wall, sends the keeper the wrong way and flies into the empty net.
Brave Yeovil would hold out the 90 minutes but unfortunately, Luton would make the extra man count in extra time, substitute Sol Davis starting the procession with a delightful free kick on the edge of the box. Tidy finishes from David Edwards and Willie Gibson rounded off a fine performance from Luton as they sealed their place in next season’s Championship.

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Overachievers: Walsall, Brighton, Cheltenham, Yeovil
Underachievers: Leeds, Tranmere, Millwall
Maybe slightly harsh to put Leeds in there with a 15-point deduction, but without it they would’ve finished 10th which is still way below expectations.
League Two
Impressive Bury romped to a surprise League Two victory, 5 points clear of Peterborough who in turn were 6 points clear of Chesterfield. On-loan youngster Chedwyn Evans’ 24 league goals complementing striker partner Andy Bishop’s 22 league goals to good effect.
MK Dons’ Jemal Johnson would score 4 goals in a 5-2 away thriller at Brentford to snatch the Golden Boot away from Morecambe’s Michael Twiss, who must’ve hoped his two goals against Barnet would’ve been enough, Johnson finishing the season on 25 goals. Kevin McBride of Darlington wins the Playmaker Award.
Grimsby could’ve been relegated on the last day had they, as they did, lost to Hereford but in the end it mattered not as Barnet and Mansfield, who only needed a win to try and survive, both suffered heavy defeats to drop out of the Football League.
Playoff Semi Final – leg 1
Shrewsbury 1 – 2 Darlington
Macclesfield 0 – 2 Morecambe
Playoff Semi Final – leg 2
Darlington 1 – 1 Shrewsbury << Darlington win 3-1 on aggregate
Morecambe 3 – 2 Macclesfield << Morecambe win 5-2 on aggregate
Playoff final
An incredible event as teams predicted to finish 12th and 21st met in the playoff final. Morecambe’s firepower really should’ve seen them through here, but it was Darlington who took an early lead through Gregg Blundell.
Darlington must’ve feared the worst when top scorer Pawel Abbott was taken off injured after the half-hour mark. It took Morecambe until the 79th minute to get off the mark through, Jamie Forrester providing the breakthrough. Smart thinking from goalkeeper Steven Drench sees Forrester run through a gap the size of Jupiter between the two centre backs to collect the long punt forward and slot home.
Darlington would somehow have the last laugh though, Tommy Wright slotting him neatly 3 minutes later for a famous win, taking Darlington up to League One

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Overachievers: Morecambe, Macclesfield, Accrington Stanley, Darlington, Bury
Underachievers: Bradford, Rotherham, Brentford, MK Dons, Rochdale, Grimsby, Barnet, Mansfield
Honestly, take your pick. Crazy season in League Two.
Non-League
Oxford won the Conference Premier, 9 points ahead of the playoff hopefuls. Rushden & Diamonds steamrollered Stevenage 4-0 in the final, who themselves had reached the final via a 90th minute winner against Crawley, who themselves had an excellent season after being predicted to finish 19th and instead finished 2nd, even with a 6-point deduction. Simeon Jackson wins top goal scorer with 33 league goals for Rushden & Diamonds.
Overachievers: Salisbury, Histon, Crawley, Rushden & Diamonds
Underachievers: Exeter, York, Torquay, Ebbsfleet, Kidderminster, Burton

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Southport win the Conference North and Boston United win the playoff final, beating Kettering on penalties. Alfreton, Hyde and Vauxhall are all relegated.
Lewes win the Conference South and Dorchester Town win the playoff final, beating Braintree on penalties. Havant & Waterlooville, Hayes & Yeading and Fisher Athletic are all relegated.
League round-up. We’ve already talked about the overachievers and underachievers, so let’s quickly compare the media predictions to the teams’ actual finishing positions. Should we castigate the media? Or should be laud and slate the teams who, for better or worse, defied expectations?
The final position is denoted to the right of the team, with the change from the prediction one over.

What do the media know, eh?
The game also has its own season summary for each league which pretty much covers everything I’ve already shared but for those interested, see below:

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UEFA Cup
It seems like forever ago since we saw European competition. I will skip ahead, so here are the First and Second Knockout Round results.
First Round

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Second Round

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Gritty performances throughout. For those of you wondering why FC Bayern are in the UEFA Cup it’s because they finished 4th in the Bundesliga in 06/07 behind champions VfB Stuttgart, 2nd place Schalke and 3rd place Werder Bremen. They entered at the UEFA Cup first round, essentially a final qualifying round. In-game, they defeated FC Twente 5-1 on aggregate to reach the group stage. They finished 3rd in their group, behind Fiorentina and Bolton.

Quarter Finals
All relatively straight forward in the Quarter Finals too, Bayern and Tottenham progress comfortably whilst Porto and Fiorentina had to do a bit of digging in to get the job done.
FC Bayern (6) 3 - 0 (1) Werder Bremen
Dinamo Kiev (2) 2 - 2 (4) Porto
Tottenham (5) 1 - 1 (2) Blackburn
Fiorentina (3) 0 - 0 (2) Girondins Bordeaux

Semi Finals
Bayern and Fiorentina met again in the Semi Finals to relive their group match (which was a 1-1 draw). The Semi Final would prove to be hotly contested again, Bayern stealing the victory in the 90th minute through Bastian Schweinsteiger, although replays show he may well have been offside. Luca Toni and Adrian Mutu were the other goal scorers.
The second leg lived up to the billing as well, Bayern taking the lead mid-way through the first half through Miroslav Klose’s smart run and finish. Mark van Bommel added an unlikely second on the night through a sublime freekick which left Fiorentina needing 4 goals to go through. Adrian Mutu led a one-man crusade with a brace in the 63rd and 69th minute respectively before substitute Massimo Gobbi’s tidy 73rd minute finish set up a nervy finale. However, La Viola couldn’t add to their tally and Bayern reached the final.
A tight contest in the other match was lifted with Steed Malbranque’s goal on the stroke of half-time, simply sumptuous freekick from the corner of the box, lifted over the wall and into the back of the net on the near side. Some fine work from José Bosingwa down the right-hand side allowed him to whip a cross into the far post for Raúl Meireles to head in an equaliser to ensure the spoils were shared going into the second leg.
Robbie Keane scored his 25th goal of the season here with a cool finish, showing that you don’t need to blast the ball to score, Tottenham now sitting pretty knowing that Porto needed to score twice to progress. A moment of madness, however, from Didier Zokora left them in a spot of bother. Zokora was shown a straight red card on the brink of half-time, his second of the season, after catching Malkhaz Asatiani with his elbow, referee Stuart Dougal showing no hesitation in sending the Ivorian off. However, Porto were unable to even pluck out an equaliser, let alone a winner and Tottenham progress.
FC Bayern (4) 2 - 3 (4) Fiorentina << FC Bayern advance on away goals
Porto (1) 0 - 1 (2) Tottenham

Final
Bayern were utterly ruthless in the final, showing no mercy to Tottenham in a 3-0 demolishing, all of the goals coming in the first half courtesy of Luca Toni and a brace from Miroslav Klose. The lack of defensive cover in the midfield really cost them and Kevin-Prince Boateng had his work cut out trying to fill-in in Zokora’s absence, indeed getting himself sent off in the 79th minute for a second bookable offence.

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Miroslav Klose’s two goals in the final means he takes home the Golden Boot with 12 goals, edging out RC Lens’ Aruna Dindane and team-mate Luca Toni by one goal. Riccardo Montolivo of Fiorentina picks up the Playmaker Award with 8 assists.
Champions League
Now, for what you’ve all been waiting for – the Champions League!
We left you with the Quarter Final line-ups:

Get ready for mayhem...
None of the teams would disappoint in this round either. Liverpool beating Real Madrid 2-1 away in the first leg only to almost throw it away with a 2-1 loss at home, thanks for Raúl’s 90th minute goal. Liverpool may well have been questioning just why the final whistle hadn’t already blown, but Jamie Carragher would be the extra time hero though, scoring a scrappy goal after a corner was failed to be cleared by Madrid.
Inter Milan’s first leg away goal helped them on their way to beating Man Utd over two legs, Adriano powering home from an indirect free kick opportunity. Paul Scholes would level the tie up when they met again in Italy, but former Arsenal man Patrick Vieira would seal the tie for Inter with a wonderful 30-yard screamer into the top corner.
A contender for match-of-the-competition as Arsenal overcame Barcelona in a 10-goal feast. Thierry Henry’s sub 5-minute brace against his former club, including one after just 18 seconds, was pegged back by Robin van Persie’s own brace and the Gunners would lead 3-2 at half-time thanks to “wonderkid” Nicklas Bendtner. Bendtner would be at it again shortly after half-time, thanks in part to even more craftsmanship from Francesc Fàbregas. A headed goal from William Gallas at a corner put Arsenal 5-2 up and looking comfortable but Barcelona went on the attack the corresponding kick off, Xavi Hernández sliding Ronaldinho in to make it 5-3, Jens Lehmann going walkabouts by all accounts.
Bendtner would complete has hattrick on 70 minutes though, slotting home after a neat turn in the corner of the box, sending Andrea Barzagli to another dimension. Barcelona would secure their 5th away goal though, Thierry Henry completing his own hat-trick after William Gallas failed to deal with a ball over the tip. Final score 6-4. And breathe.
The second leg was less entertaining, but Thierry Henry would put his former club to the sword again with two more goals and, despite Rafael Márquez being sent off for an astonishing elbow to Bakary Sagna’s face, Barcelona held out for the win on away goals. 2-0 on the night, 6-6 on aggregate. The most disgraceful part of the night was the players surrounding referee Thorsten Kinhöfer after the red card. Pundits are still perplexed as to what they were complaining about.
Finally onto Celtic, who produced the most breath-taking First Knockout Round ties against Valencia would continue to produce high entertainment value against PSV. Celtic held the advantage after a 1-1 draw in Eindhoven, but PSV would not go down without a fight. Rodrigo Palacio opened the scoring after Scott Brown needlessly lost the ball and some poor play from goalkeeper Artur Boruc, less than 45seconds into the match. Maciej Zurawski would dig his goalkeeper out of a hole 3 minutes later, beating Heurelho Gomes at his near post before Rodrigo hit back again on 8 minutes, capitalising on another poor error from Artur Boruc.
John de Jong would add to icing to a rich and wholesome cake, flicking the ball into the far corner of the net beyond Boruc’s reach and PSV looked comfortable leading 4-2 on aggregate, knowing Celtic now needed 3 goals to progress. PSV would lose key midfielder Edison Méndez to injury on 27 minutes but it would take until the second half for Celtic to take advantage, Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink finishing off an attack before Maciej Zurawski would set up a frantic last 5 minutes after getting on the end of Lee Naylor’s inch-perfect cross. Celtic couldn’t produce one more moment of magic though and the tie would finish 4-4 on aggregate, PSV going through by virtue of away goals.
Real Madrid (3) 2 - 2 (4) Liverpool
Man Utd (1) 1 - 1 (2) Inter
Arsenal (6) 0 - 2 (6) Barcelona << Barcelona advance on away goals
PSV (4) 3 - 3 (4) Celtic << PSV advance on away goals

Semi Finals
Could the Semi Finals produce the same magic? Liverpool were paired up against Inter Milan and Barcelona were drawn against PSV.
Barcelona all but ended PSV hopes of an underdog victory, smashing them 4-0 in the first leg at home, Thierry Henry and Ronaldinho both scoring braces, Ronaldinho’s both coming from penalties (and both when Henry was on a hat-trick so he can probably consider himself unlucky to be allowed to take one of them). With Edison Méndez still missing, Sebastián Battaglia was asked to step in but he was easily over-run by the Barcelona midfield.
PSV showed incredible fight immediately in the return fixture, going 2-0 up inside the first 7 minutes through Palacio’s lob and Ismael Aissati’s smart finish, but Barcelona soon calmed everything down, scoring 4 unanswered goals in return before half-time courtesy of Barzagli, two from Henry and a brilliant Ronaldinho free kick.. Gastón Fernández scored again late in the second half, but with the tie already done and dusted, it was more for pride than anything else. Barcelona win 4-3 on the night and 8-3 on aggregate.
Liverpool hosted Inter Milan at Anfield for the first leg of the other semi final and took a first half-lead through a stunning John Arne Riise free kick. Steven Gerrard forced Júlio César into an own goal after initially saving Ryan Babel’s long-range effort before Fernando Torres turned provider for Ryan Babel to breakaway and make it 3-0. Zlatan Ibrahimović gave Inter Milan some hope with a late away goal, pouncing on a rare error from Jamie Carragher in the 88th minute.
Liverpool were in good form going into the return leg, having battered fierce rivals Man Utd 4-0 at home at the weekend but it was Inter Milan who dominated this game for long periods, really putting the Liverpool team to the sword. Their dominance paid off in the 21st minute when Ibrahimović retrieved Maicon’s pinpoint pass and slotted into the bottom corner. Torres would ease the pressure on Liverpool with an equaliser at the start of the second half, his 20th goal of the season passed into the bottom corner; the keeper probably should’ve done better with it though. Inter claimed offside, but I’m not convinced.
Incensed, Inter went on the attack immediately, both literally and figuratively, injuring Torres before Ibrahimović fed Adriano who had the vision to pick out Esteban Cambiasso to restore Inter’s lead on the night. A great counterattack. Inter would make Liverpool pay once more for sloppy defending when Steve Finnan was beaten to the ball too easily by Adriano who cut it back for Maxwell to fire home. Pepe Reina will be disappointed when he looks back on that, as he really should be saving those kinds of shots. 3-1 on the night and unbelievably 4-4 on aggregate.
Extra time beckoned but Adriano was not interested in penalties, whipping a delightful ball around the corner for his strike partner David Suazo, clean through on goal to slot past a helpless Reina. Liverpool would go all out offensive from then until the final whistle but couldn’t muster one last goal to salvage the result and Inter go through to final, 4-1 on the night, 5-4 on aggregate.
Liverpool (4) 1 - 4 (5) Inter
Barcelona (8) 4 - 3 (3) PSV

Final
And so for the final. Inter Milan vs Barcelona. The world held high hopes after the last few rounds: they wanted goals.
They were not disappointed.

Strong.
Barcelona opened the scoring on 23 minutes, emerging “wonderkid” Lionel Messi slotting Samuel Eto’o through to score his 20th goal of the season. The lead wouldn’t last too long though, as Ibrahimović fed Suazo to equaliser on 31 minutes. Eto’o would restore the lead again soon after, Deco sliding a lovely pass through the defence for Eto’o to bury.
Controversy followed in the second half. Xavi loses the ball to Maxwell inside the Inter half who in turn goes on a mazy run towards goal exchanging passes with Cambiasso along the way. He is allegedly obstructed by Zambrotta outside the penalty arc, but replays show that it’s a blatant dive. To make matters worse, the referee inexplicably gives a penalty! Ibrahimović slots it without question. 2-2.
63 minutes and Puyol is needlessly dragged out of position to close down Stankovic who instead slips in Ibrahimović for his second of the game. Minutes later, a poor throw-in from Zambrotta gifts the ball to Ibrahimović to seal his hat-trick and put the game to bed, Inter holding out for a 4-2 win in the final against Barcelona!

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Despite the result, Ibrahimović would finish runner up to on 14 goals to Thierry Henry and Rodrigo Palacio in the Golden Boot race, the latter pair netting 15 goals a-piece. Andrés Iniesta would take home the Playmaker Award with 8 assists ahead of team-mate Ronaldinho’s 7. Despite an average rating of 7.83, Ronaldinho would also finish runner-up to Ibrahimović in the Champions League best player, with Henry rounding off the top 3.
Now, because does not save an accessible history of stats and results, they are essentially wiped as the season ends, so I decided to end each 4th game file on June 1st. The game resets around about the 24th or 25th but I wanted to stop the game after the season had finished and before any international competitions began.
But the year is 2008 so we all know what’s coming…

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This does mean I’m going to have to go into the game file for Year 2, but I’ll keep everything else a secret. Euro 2008 deserves to be inside the 07/08 season.
I do have all the results for the other international tournaments akin to this which make up the Confederations Cup competitors, so I will give a very brief oversight into those as well as they happen.
I’m not going to go into how each team qualified for the tournament unless you specifically ask about it in the comments. Let’s look at the groups, with the help of some expert MS Paint skills to display their current world rankings too.

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The most notable changes are that Denmark, England, Scotland and Finland all qualified for this edition and Spain, French, Russia and Poland, who all qualified in the real Euro 2008, miss out. Hosts Switzerland and Austria naturally have terrible ratings due to not playing many competitive internationals as they didn’t need to qualify for their own tournament. Group B looks tough, and the Scots may well fancy an upset in Group D.
Editors predictions: England. Not just because I’m biased, but because on paper they have the squad to do it. The Golden Generation may not have succeeded in real life, but this is stats-based fantasy. Football’s coming home! Failing that, and with France and Spain both missing, it’s anyone’s to take. I’m putting money on a Ronaldo-backed Portugal.
I will run through them Group by Group, even though it won’t strictly be in the order. All will be well again come the Knockout Rounds.
(editor note: a picture of all the groups is at the bottom. I had to cut back to 20 images)
Group A
Croatia and Sweden played out an entertaining 2-2 draw that didn’t get going until the last 30 minutes. Jurica Vranjes thought he’d snatched a late 87th minute for Croatia until Marcus Allbäck equalised 2 minutes later. Two early goals for Denmark were enough to see off Switzerland despite themselves pulling a goal back before half-time, a 2-1 finish.
The second round of fixtures produced even more drama, a Tranquillo Barnetta hat-trick for Switzerland helping to sink Sweden 4-3 in a back-and-forth game, Gelson Fernandes eventually settling the contest for the Swiss. An Eduardo-inspired Croatia took the game to Denmark and a late Nicklas Bendtner goal wasn’t enough to stop Croatia winning 3-1.
Any win for Croatia against Switzerland sends them through. A draw would also suffice. Switzerland need to win, although a draw would do if Sweden could beat Denmark. Any positive Denmark result paired with a Croatia win sees them progress, or even a win and a Croatia/Swiss draw. Sweden must beat Denmark and hope Croatia win. If the Swiss beat Croatia, they need to win and hope for a goal difference swing.
Drama all round as Sweden’s tournament hopes end with a 2-1 defeat to Denmark. Switzerland know they realistically need to win but can only muster a 2-2 draw with Croatia.
Denmark top the group, Croatia are runners up.

Group B
Czech Republic and Austria open the tournament with an entertaining 2-2 draw, Austria snatching a 90th minute equaliser through Steffen Hofmann after a mistake from Zdenek Grygera. Turkey and Portugal would step it up a notch by playing out a 3-2 game which, in truth, Portugal were always in control of. 3-0 up inside 21minutes, Turkey made a second half comeback but the 2nd goal in the 89th minute was too little, too late.
Goals from Deco and Tomas Rosicky in the first half ensured the spoils were shared in a game where the Czech Republic dominated Portugal for large portions of the game and will be disappointed to only draw 1-1. (editor note: the game seems to think Portugal completed 200% of their crosses in this match…) Turkey, on the other hand, turned their dominance into a 2-0 win over Austria.
Portugal need to beat Austria to secure top spot whereas Austria know they need a big win and some good fortune for a draw in the other game. Any winner of Turkey/Czech Republic will qualify, but a draw for Turkey should be enough, barring a miracle from Austria. It’s feasible that Portugal could still be knocked out, though very unlikely.
And as it happens, Portugal make light work of Austria, Maniche and Cristiano Ronaldo scoring first half goals to seal the tie 2-0 in an otherwise boring match. Czech Republic would be made to pay for not getting the winner against Portugal, being torn apart comprehensively by a relentless Turkey side with braces for both Nihat and Halil Altintop, 4-0 the final score line.
Portugal top the group, Turkey are runners up.

Group C
The last group to get going, but no lack of entertainment here, with Romania cruising to a 2-0 win against Greece. All of the drama came in the much-anticipated England/Germany match though and it met all expectations. Darren Bent’s headed opener was cancelled out by Miroslav Klose pouncing on Paul Robinson’s fumble, but Wayne Rooney would restore England’s lead halfway through the first half. Bayern’s Lukas Podolski pulled it level again before half-time before the teams seemed set to see out a 2-2 draw. However, deep into stoppage time at the end of 90 minutes, up steps David Beckham to do what David Beckham does best – dispatch freekicks into the top corner. 3-2. There was still time after the restart for Steven Gerrard to be shown a straight-red for hacking down Klose with two-feet.
Germany would take their revenge out on Greece in the next game, securing a 4-2 victory, whilst England would maintain their good form by persevering for a late 2-0 win against Romania.
England are already through and Greece cannot qualify so their final game is a dead rubber, other than Greece trying not to finish bottom and England trying to assure top spot. The winner of Germany/Romania will go through, but a draw will be enough for Germany by virtue of Goal Difference.
England consign Greece to 4th place in the group with a routine 2-0 win, goals from Wayne Rooney and Shaun Wright-Phillips enough to see them off. A cagey first-half in the Germany/Romania match became a much more open-ended affair after Daniel Niculae’s brilliant 47th minute opener, a sublime solo run culminating in a lobbed finish. Miroslav Klose fired back 10 minutes later with 2 goals in quick succession to swing the tie but Romania, not prepared to lie down, equalised again through Eric Bicfalvi. Romania would do the unthinkable though, Adrian Mutu bending a delightful goal into the corner to secure a 3-2 victory for Romania.
England top the group, Romania are runners up.

Group D
Italy kicked off the group against Finland with a nervy win, having gone 1-0 down to a 60th minute penalty from Ari Nyman. Filippo Inzaghi pulled it level in the 82nd minute before Antonin Cassano’s stoppage time winner stole all the points from Finland. Scotland were less keen to roll over though and will be disappointed to have thrown away a 3-1 lead at the 85th minute, Wesley Sneijder and Roy Makaay with late goals to snatch a 3-3 draw.
Holland vs Italy was billed as the one to watch in this group, and rightly so, both teams amassing almost 30 shots between them, but with both keepers in good form, the match would be tied 1-1, Riccardo Montolivo cancelled out Robin van Persie’s first half strike. Scotland have certainly found their shooting boots at this tournament after putting 4 past Finland, but they were made to work for the victory with the Finns taking the lead and later equalising through Mika Ääritalo’s brace. James McFadden’s strike would retake the lead before Barry Ferguson put the icing on the cake of a 4-2 win.
Scotland need any result against Italy to go through. A loss through, coupled with a likely Holland win overly Finland, would send them crashing out. Finland cannot progress. Holland must win to go through, as must Italy.
Holland do indeed get their win against Finland, dominating from start to finish, although the score line should really have been bigger than 2-1. Scotland’s hopes of sneaking out of the group were dealt an immediate blow as they went 1-0 down to Alessandro Del Piero’s header inside 45 seconds. Alberto Gilardino would double the lead in the 20th minute and although Kenny Miller pulled one back in the second half, they couldn’t find a second goal to escape the group. Final score 2-1 to Italy.
Italy top the group, Holland are runners up.
Summary
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Quarter Finals
Turkey – Denmark
Croatia – Portugal
England – Holland
Italy – Romania
No real humdingers here as all of the teams tightened up a lot.
Turkey did away with Denmark 2-0 in a game that the Danes will be disappointed to have not scored in. Nihat and an own goal from Per Krøldrup sealed the game.
Portugal were perhaps the better team in their tie against Croatia but still had to work hard to secure a 2-1 victory, Eduardo’s first half strike cancelled out by Maniche and Ronaldo in the second.
More late, late drama in this one as Frank Lampard scored a trademark goal, arriving from deep to sweep home a Wright-Phillips cross. England must’ve thought that’d be enough but Robin van Persie struck early into stoppage time to level the tie up 1-1. But cometh the 94th minute, cometh the man: Holland do not deal with a long clearance properly and Wright-Phillips skips past his man on the wing to lay the ball into the path of the onrushing Lampard who buries it high into the far corner. Holland complain to the linesman but really, they should be looking at themselves for some shoddy defending.
Romania will be disappointed they had to take Italy all the way to penalties to beat them, having been arguably the better team throughout. 1-1 at full time but a comfortable 4-2 shootout victory as their excellent tournament marches on, the only sour point being Stefan Radu’s 121st minute red card for a horrific tackle on Antonio Cassano.
Turkey 2-0 Denmark
Croatia 1-2 Portugal
England 2-1 Holland
Italy 1-1 Romania << Romania advance on penalties
Semi Finals
Turkey – Romania
Portugal – England
One thing guaranteed in this tournament now is that there will be an outsider in the final. Turkey left it late, but a brace from Nihat would prove enough to put Romania to the sword and end their dream run. Romania might look back and feel like they could’ve done better with both goals though.
Manchester United teammates Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney did battle in this one, both getting their names on the scoresheet with clinical finishes. There would be nothing to settle the two sides until the very end: penalties. Hugo Viana, Nuno Valente, Jorge Andrade all scored whilst Gareth Barry, John Terry and Steven Gerrard did likewise. After Miguel fired home, Michael Carrick would see his penalty saved by goalkeeper Ricardo. However, some Paul Robinson heroics against Ricardo Carvalho gave Rio Ferdinand a chance to get back into the shootout. The pressure was too much though, and he slammed his penalty against the inside of the post to see Portugal through to the final, a final which Deco will miss with suspension after hacking Wright-Phillips down with two feet in 120th minute for an early bath.
Turkey 2-0 Romania
Portugal 1-1 England << Portugal advance on penalties
Final
No Third Place Playoff in the Euros, straight into the final where Turkey meet Portugal, looking for an upset. Nihat and Mehmet Aurélio’s persistence forced the breakthrough on 20 minutes but a smart short freekick routine 2 minutes later from Portugal saw Maniche hit a bending daisy cutter into the bottom corner to equalise. Into the second half and Mehmet Topuz played one of the balls of the tournament from deep, around the defence and into the path of Nihat who didn’t need to break stride to hit an unbelievable shot on the half-volley. Rumour has it that Nihat lost Ricardo Carvalho so well, he is still searching for Nihat to this day. Turkey would hold on to their 2-1 advantage until the final whistle to become unlikely European Champions 2008.

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And so that concludes the first season back of Reasons Why I Still Play FM08, also unofficially called What Could Have Been.
This grew to be significantly longer than I expected, and I thoroughly enjoyed writing it, even if it did take me well over 15 hours to do so.
If anybody has any specific questions about any aspects of this particular game, please feel free to ask and I’ll do my best to answer them, whether it’s information about non-league clubs, club finances, world rankings, wonderkid regens etc.
I will also happily run through competitions like the African Cup of Nations and the Olympics, although competitions like the Asian Cup, Gold Cup, Copa América have yet to happen on this file.
I have at least 5 seasons worth of game files now, and seasons 2-5 are all structured the same in terms of save dates: September 1st, December 1st, March 1st and June 1st.
Congratulations if you got this far, I applaud your perseverance. I hope you enjoyed it. See you soon for Year 2.
~ dige
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2020.07.23 16:02 goingsouthhiker Cleveland Browns 2020 Offseason Review

I was tasked to write the offseason review for NFL so here it is

Cleveland Browns

Division: AFC North
Record: 6 - 10
Introduction
Hey everyone u/goingsouthhiker here to provide you more information than you ever wanted to know about the Cleveland Browns. My first distinct memory as a child is my fathers face in stunned silence as Ernest Byner fumbled at the goaline. I have been gifted through some sick hereditary defect a lifelong love of the Browns. so here you go.
 
Coaching Changes/GM Changes
 
Freddie Kitchens Fired  
On December 29th, 2019, the Browns fired head coach Freddie Kitchens. This is the culmination of a coaching hire that seemed to be entirely based upon folksy blue collar catch phrases “if you don’t wear brown and orange, you don’t matter” and a good relationship with Baker Mayfield.  
Some of Freddie's greatest hits included
  • 4th and 9 - Draw Play
  • Madden Style 5 WR streaks from your own goal line
  • Send out the punt team on 4th-and-11 down 17 points in the fourth quarter to the New England Patriots, only to change his mind and take a deliberate false start rather than burn a timeout.
  • 4th and 1 on the goal line and not have Nick Chubb on the field
 
John Dorsey Fired  
On December 31st, 2019, the Browns and general manager John Dorsey mutually agreed to part ways after an up and down tenure that brought in a lot of talent but ultimately the decision to hire Kitchens and some questionable high draft picks sank him.
 
Kevin Stefanski Hired  
On January 13th, 2020, the Browns hired former Minnesota Vikings' offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski as head coach. This is another first time head coach hire for the browns after an exhaustive coaching search. This hire is the one Paul Depodesta of Moneyball Fame banged the table for prior to the promotion of Kitchens so ultimately the nerds won the battle a year too late.
 
Andrew Berry Hired  
On January 27th, 2020, the Browns hired former Philadelphia Eagles' vice president of football operations Andrew Berry as general manager. Berry previously served as the Browns' vice president of player personnel from 2016–18 under Sashi Brown. At age 32, Berry became the youngest general manager in NFL history.
Berry has been considered in league circles as the next great rising front office star even from his early days in Indianapolis. Ivy league educated and an analytics darling now paired again with Depodesta the Browns will be heavy into analytics and efficiency in their decision making.
 
Alex Van Pelt Hired  
On January 29th 2020, the Browns hired former Cincinnati Bengals' quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt as offensive coordinator. Van Pelt, who served as offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills in 2009, replaced Todd Monken, who was not retained by Stefanski.
Nobody is quite sure who will be calling plays on game day, The one thing going for this hire is when Van Pelt was the QB Coach for Green Bay Aaron Rodgers was super angry about Van Pelt being fired so there is that.
 
Joe Woods Hired  
On February 7th 2020, the Browns hired former San Francisco 49ers' defensive backs coach Joe Woods as defensive coordinator. Woods, who previously served as the defensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos from 2017–18, replaced Steve Wilks, who was not retained by Stefanski
Woods is a man of mystery he has coached just about every scheme in existence and has given the ever popular "We will tailor our defense to our personnel" answer every time somebody tries to get anything out of him in regards to what he plans to run in Cleveland.
 
Free Agency
Players lost/cut
Player Position New Team
Joe Schobert LB Jacksonville
Christian Kirksey LB Green Bay
Eric Kush G Las Vegas
Demetrius Harris TE Chicago
T.J. Carrie CB Indianapolis
Damarious Randall S Las Vegas
Greg Robinson T Prison
Rickey Seals Jones TE Kansas City
Adarius Taylor LB Released
Morgan Burnett S Released
Eric Murray S Houston
Going into the 2019 season the Browns defense had a lack of quality depth at LB and Safety. So naturally the first thing the Browns do in Free Agency is let go the remaining veteran players at LB and Safety. I can't say for certain this was a bad thing as you will see below.
 
Top Losses
 
Joe Shobert LB - Was a tackling machine and rare pro bowler on this team, however too many of those tackles were made 8-10 yards downfield on run plays. His coverage skills were raw as well so I get not paying him big money.
Christian Kirksey LB - This one hurts a bit not due to production on the field as Kirko was hurt a lot! But more so as he was that beloved master of the Dawg Check and was a great team guy.
Damarious Randall S - A solid player who the Browns converted back to Safety but was always a bit of a headcase. He will be remembered best as the player who intercepted a Bengals pass and handed the ball to Hue Jackson on the Bengals sideline.
 
Players Signed/Brought Back
Player Position Contract
Kareem Hunt RB 1yr $3.25M
Case Keenum QB 3yr $18M
Andy Janovich FB Trade w/Broncos
Jack Conklin T 3yr $42M
Austin Hooper TE 4yr $44M
Karl Joseph S 1yr $2.5M
Andrew Billings DL 1yr $3.5M
Kevin Johnson CB 1yr $3.5M
Andrew Sendejo S 1yr $2.5M
Evan Brown C No Details
Donovan Olumba CB No Details
JoJo Natson WR 1yr $1M
BJ Goodson LB 1yr $2.4M
Chris Hubbard T Restructured
Adrian Clayborn EDGE 1yr $2.4M
Olivier Vernon EDGE Restructured
Myles Garrett EDGE So Much Money
Rashard Higgins WR 1yr 910k
 
Man this is a list... Ok so there were very few holes on Offense going into Free Agency but the ones that stood out were both tackles and depth at tight end. The Browns ultimately solved one tackle spot and TE really early in Free Agency with what most considered the best available players at their position.
On the Defensive side we had a open call for any experienced body who wanted to take a 1 year prove it deal. So much depth added via players that fell through the cracks on their former team.
 
Top Signings
 
Jack Conklin RT - The top right tackle in free agency, had a nice season for the titans after coming off a major injury the year before. Can be a All-Pro caliber RT if healthy. Really filled a huge need.
Austin Hooper TE - or "HooooooP" As the falcons fans tell me I am to call him. Filled a big need for reliable catches at the TE position. With David Njoku in the dog house, unable to catch anything, and now asking for a trade this is a big get for the Browns.
Andy Janovich FB - By far my personal favorite signing. Acquired in a trade with the Broncos he is one of the best pure Fullbacks left in the game. I expect him to be a Fan Favorite quickly. There is nothing more that Cleveland Fans adore more than elevating a former Broncos fullback to Legendary status.(See Peyton Hillis)
Case Keenum - Browns fans all hope that the Baker Mayfield of last year was a product of really bad coaching, however Keenum can win games in the NFL and is a familiar face to new coach Stefanski having had a career year with Minnesota with Stefanski as his QB coach. I am much more confident in having Keenum as the backup than Garrett Gilbert.
New Contracts - The Browns have ensured Myles Garrett will be a Brown for a long while, placed a 2nd round tender on former rushing champ Kareem hunt, and after briefly flirting with Clowney decided to restructure Olivier Vernon to a much better contract number befitting his oft injured yet surprisingly productive season.
 
 
Draft - Cribbed from u/Marzman315 with permission who did a very excellent defending the draft and I agree with it in it's entirety. The Grades are mine.
 
Round Player Position
1.10 Jedrick Wills T
2.44 Grant Delpit S
3.88 Jordan Elliott DT
3.97 Jacob Phillips ILB
4.115 Harrison Bryant TE
5.160 Nick Harris C
6.187 Donovan Peoples-Jones WR
 
1.10 - Jedrick Wills Jr., Offensive Tackle Alabama Grade A  
As expected, the Browns used the tenth overall pick on a tackle. The tackle turned out to be Jedrick Wills Jr., blindside blocker for Tua Tagovailoa. The former four star high school prospect started all 28 games for the Crimson Tide over his sophomore and and junior years. As a second team All-American and first team All-SEC player, he paved the way for Alabama's elite offense with his quick feet, smooth redirection, extremely powerful anchor and strength, and absolutely punishing punch.  
This pick was overwhelmingly approved of by analysts both internally and externally. Joe Thomas released a reaction video that was enthusiastic to say the least. He made it clear that Wills was his ideal target for the Browns at 10th overall. The front office and coaching staff made it known that Wills was their priority target going into the draft, and were entertaining the possibility of trading up for him, but ultimately the draft board fell their way and they got their man at 10.  
The only negative to the drafting of Wills is that he has only played right tackle in his college career, and given the free agent signing of right tackle Jack Conklin, Wills is going to be expected to transition to left tackle to start his NFL career. Joe Thomas also gave input on this, and stated that while the transition is difficult it is easier to do early in your career, and that he would personally take Wills under his wing and mentor him. Between Joe Thomas's guidance and the coaching of veteran offensive line coach Bill Callahan, not to mention the phenomenal talent of Wills, the transition should be doable for Wills with a minimum of serious difficulty. The protection of franchise QB Baker Mayfield is of paramount importance, and this selection reflects that.
 
2.44 - Grant Delpit, Safety LSU Grade A  
Most Browns fans anticipated that a safety specializing in coverage would be a priority target on day 2. With replacing Damarious Randall a necessity, the Browns zeroed in on LSU standout Grant Delpit. Boasting phenomenal range, excellent ball skills, and tremendous athleticism for the position, he brings an impressive skill set to the team.
Once considered a top 15 to top 20 pick, injuries and questions about tackling caused his value to drop a bit over the season. His broken clavicle in 2018 likely led to a hesitation in committing fully to tackles, and his production in that sense dropped in 2019. Despite some questions about open field tackling, Delpit's football IQ, versatility, and ball skills are enough to excite Browns fans into thinking that they found a solid starter.
 
3.88 - Jordan Elliot, Defensive Tackle Missouri Grade B  
In a post draft interview, Browns Chief Strategist Paul DePodesta revealed that obtaining 2021 draft capital was a priority coming into the draft. Depth along the defensive line has been an issue for the Browns for some time. Both of these issues were addressed with the Browns first pick in the third round.
Jordan Elliot is well known in the scouting community for being the darling prospect of Pro Football Focus, who consistently rated him as a first round prospect. While he lacks some power and length, he has a lightning quick first step and fluid pass rushing skills. His skill set doesn't exactly project him to be an every down player, but he can be a strong gap penetrating 3T rotating along the Browns defensive line.
 
3.97 - Jacob Phillips, Linebacker LSU Grade C Minus
Joe Shobert led the Browns in tackles in two of the last three seasons. Replacing that production was certainly a concern of the Browns. Phillips is an athletic linebacker that led a powerhouse LSU team in tackles. He is strong against the run, and plays fast and strong with solid instincts.
Phillips likely may not replace Shobert's pass coverage, as coverage skills were a clear negative on Phillips' scouting report. But as far as reliable tackling goes Phillips can contribute early, especially on special teams and base defense.
 
4.115 - Harrison Bryant, Tight End Florida Atlantic Grade A
Kevin Stefanski's offense notably uses multiple tight end sets and 12 personnel. Harrison Bryant is a very exciting receiving threat at the TE position. He projects mainly as a depth player behind Austin Hooper and David Njoku (if he remains on the team) currently while he develops his overall game, but he likely sees the field a bit as a rookie. He doesn't bring much to the table as far as blocking goes, but there is absolutely some exciting upside here.
 
5.160 - Nick Harris, Guard/Center Washington Grade C
While the Browns O-line was the subject of well deserved criticisms in 2019, the interior of the line was quietly fairly solid. Left guard Joel Bitonio is among the best in the league at his position and Center JC Tretter is a pro bowl caliber player. Wyatt Teller was unspectacular but played well enough to bring a bit of stability to the position. Lacking at the interior o-line was any sort of depth.
With years of experience at guard and center, Nick Harris will add solid depth and may compete with Teller for the starting right guard spot. He is a smart and nimble pass blocker, and while he doesn't have ideal size for the position (6'1" 300 LB) he uses his low center of gravity effectively to secure a solid base.
 
6.187 - Donovan Peoples-Jones, Wide Receiver Michigan Grade A (upside)
Wide receiver was sneakily a bit of a need for the Browns going into the 2020 draft. Odell Beckham Jr and Jarvis Landry are among the best 1/2 starters in the NFL, but after them the depth chart is thin.
Peoples-Jones is a perfect prospect to gamble on. He showed flashes of phenomenal play while at Michigan, and was considered at one point to be a future first round pick and NFL star. Injuries and abysmal QB play severely hindered his college career. His production did not come close to matching his talent. He is athletic, runs clean routes, gets solid seperation, and is good with the ball in his hands. There is a lot of talent here that can be developed.
 
Undrafted Free Agents:
Soloman Ajayi, Linebacker, Liberty
Elijah Benton, Safety, Liberty
Ja'Marcus Bradley, Wide Receiver, Louisiana
Tony Brown, Wide Receiver, Colorado
Kevin Davidson, Quarterback, Princeton
Drake Dorbeck, Offensive Tackle/Guard, Southern Mississippi
A.J. Green, Cornerback, Oklahoma State
Brian Herrion, Runningback, Georgia
Jameson Houston, Cornerback, Baylor
Benny LeMay, Runningback, Charlotte
Jovante Moffit, Safety, Middle Tennessee
George Obinna, Defensive End, Sacremento State
Alex Taylor, Offensive Tackle, South Carolina State
Jeffrey Whatley, Defensive Tackle, South Alabama
Nate Wieting, Tight End, Iowa
 
Going Forward:
You will have a hard time finding a Browns fan who did not love this draft. They filled all of their pressing needs without reaching, were savvy navigating the board with trades, and acquired 2021 draft picks. The Browns earned one of only four A+ grades from PFF. While the roster is not without some holes, particularly at linebacker, this is a team that is built to compete. With improvements on the offense that will hopefully come with better coaching and a brand new O-line, the Browns are absolutely in a better position this year than last
 
 
Projected 53 Man Roster (starters in bold):
OFFENSE:
QB - Baker Mayfield, Case Keenum (2)
RB - Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt, Dontrelle Hilliard, (5)
FB - Andy Janovich (6)
WR - Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins, Taywan Taylor, Donovan Peoples-Jones, JoJo Natson (12)
TE - Austin Hooper, David Njoku, Harrison Bryant (15)
OT - Jedrick Wills Jr. (LT), Jack Conklin (RT), Chris Hubbard, Drew Forbes (19)
OG - Joel Bitonio (LG), Wyatt Teller (RG), Colby Gossett (22)
C - JC Tretter, Nick Harris (24)
 
DEFENSE:
DE - Myles Garrett, Olivier Vernon, Adrian Clayborn, Chad Thomas (28)
DT - Sheldon Richardson, Larry Ogunjobi, Andrew Billings, Jordan Elliot, Daniel Ekuale (33)
LB - Mack Wilson, Sione Takitaki, BJ Goodson, Jacob Phillips, Jermaine Grace, Tae Davis (39)
CB - Denzel Ward, Greedy Williams, Kevin Johnson, Terrance Mitchell, Donnie Lewis Jr., Tavierre Thomas (45)
SS - Karl Joseph, J.T. Hassell (47)
FS - Grant Delpit, Andrew Sandejo, Sheldrick Redwine (50)
SPECIALISTS
K - Austin Seibert (51)
P - Jamie "Scottish Hammer" Gillan (52)
LS - Charley Hughlett (53)
 
 
What to expect in 2020
 
QB Grade: Incomplete
Baker Mayfield - This is the wildcard for the entire team. There is arguably not a better supporting cast in the league for a Quarterback. Assuming at minimum competent coaching there is no excuse for Mayfield going into year 3. There will be a long leash I am sure but Keenum is waiting in the wings if Mayfield looks like he did last year as opposed to the record setter he was in year 1.  
As goes the arm of Mayfield so goes the Browns Playoff hopes.
 
RB Grade: A+++
Nick Chubb - Quiet, professional, will run you over and laugh at your pitiful tackle attempts. Nick Chubb is a beast, lead the league in yards after contact and nearly won the rushing title. In this new RB friendly system with an improved O-Line and an actual fullback Chubb is going to eat.
 
Kareem Hunt - It's not often that your backup running back is also a league rushing champion. Last year after serving his suspension he came in and made quite a few spectacular plays in the passing game and showed he still had that spark in the running game. This one Two punch is going to be fun to watch!
 
Pass Catchers WTE Grade: A
Goodness where to start... This might be an unpopular take but Jarvis Landry is the Best WR on this team and a top 5 pass catcher in the league. He has the most catches ALL TIME in a players first 6 seasons in the league. No longer relegated to slot duties as he was in Miami he had is best year in 2019.
 
Both Landry and OBJ went over 1000 yards last year which is stunning to me because it felt like both were under utilized all year long. With an increased emphasis on the running game and a deceptive scheme there should be a lot of wide open receivers for the Browns this year
 
Adding in a third down catch machine in Austin Hooper oh my.. The room is stacked.
 
Offensive Line Grade: B Minus
The OL has been a major issue at the tackle spot since Joe Thomas retired. It now feels like we have the complete package assuming Wills can make the transition to LT in this super strange offseason. The interior is still super solid. There will be a lot riding on the rookie.
 
Defensive Line A Minus
Oh noooooo MYLES!!!! How different would 2019 have been had Myles Garrett kept his cool. Fresh off signing a new mega deal Myles Garrett needs to be the great pass rusher he has been in his first few seasons. He was averaging a sack per game before the suspension and should easily go into double digit sacks this season as well.
Olivier Vernon when healthy is a QB pressure machine but he has problems staying on the field. When he is playing though He and Myles make a great bookend.
The interior is solid with Sheldon Richardson and Larry O, in the middle. This will probably be Richardson's last year with the Browns so I expect him to show out to push for that one last contract.
 
Linebackers Grade: I was told there would be no math
Do I believe in Mack Wilson? Ask me on a day he writes a fired up hype tweet and I will say he is going to be a stud. In the quiet times though I think to myself boy I hope the opposing team does not have a decent tight end because our LB core is going to get burned. I don't know what to think of the rest of the room as it is totally shuffled. Maybe Takitaki is something more than a special teamer? Was B.J. Goodson a diamond waiting to be polished?
The Browns need Takitaki, Wilson, and Phillips to grow up fast in this defense. Goodson has been a part-time player in his career and should have the opportunity to get more playing time than he has had to date in his career. With a one-year prove-it deal, Goodson has the motivation to show that he deserves a multi-year deal.
This is by far on paper the weak point of this team.
 
Cornerback Grade: B
This is the Ward and Greedy Show. Ward is occasionally dinged up but most of the time he is a shut down corner. Super young and is a willing tackler if a bit reckless in his form. Ward has the potential to be a top 5 CB in the league.
Greedy Williams had a decent season on the other side when he got into the game but it is his spot full time now and he needs to step up. The talk when he was drafted was he could not tackle. (Much like Delpit this year) but he showed he was more than willing to tackle and even come up and rush the passer and play the run when needed. With Ward on the other side he is going to be targeted a LOT.
 
Safety Grade: D
Who the hell knows.. Really. I know I said that Linebacker was the weak point but man Safety is as much of a question. Karl Joseph is a Thumper and with that he ends up injured a bit. Delpit has huge potential but is a rookie at FS and but supposedly has tackling issues. Outside of those two you have Sendejo in his 11th year in the league and Sheldrick Redwine who was a beast in college but has yet to really prove himself in the league.
Here is hoping Delpit lives up to his potential because man this is a thin group.
 
Specialists Grade: B
Scottish Hammer That is all... The Punter might be the best form tackler on the team hopefully he does not have to do that this season. Or we can stick him in at Linebacker.
But seriously things stabilized with two rookie kickers last year and they both look serviceable. Jojo Natson was brought in to do one thing and that is to return kicks.
 
 
Training Camp Battles
 
On Offense there is very little up for grabs maybe who wins the 3rd WR spot but given Higgins relationship with Mayfield it is his job to lose.
On Defense a lot of the battle is going to be who shows up at LB and Safety as discussed above. there are slim pickings at both positions and really the only people who seem to be safe are Mack Wilson just due to the playing time he got last season and Karl Joseph just based upon his experience in the league.
 
 
Scheme Descriptions
 
Offense: Kevin Stefanski as Minnesota’s offensive coordinator in 2019 produced an offense determined to run the ball and crush teams with play-action. Under the watchful eye of consultant Gary Kubiak he installed a Wide Zone blocking scheme that is time tested and very OL and RB friendly. It is considered a Run first offense which should play right into the Browns strengths. If Mayfield can tighten up the play action fake game the Wide outs should feast as well.
 
Defense - Who knows? I am not even sure Joe Woods knows yet what type of Defense the Browns will run. During his tenure as the Denver Broncos defensive coordinator he ran a Base 3-4 Under defense. During his time with the Minnesota Vikings the team ran a base 4-3 which is also the case for the San Francisco 49ers defense this past season.
When asked Woods usually replies with something along the lines of "it's a secret"
Based on the Browns current roster,the preference would be an attacking 4-3 scheme given the strength on the defensive line and questionable linebacker core.
 
 
Season Predictions
It is an impossible task to predict a Browns season. Typically you could say 3 - 5 wins and chances are you would be right. This season with a new head coach, no preseason, maybe no training camp who the hell knows.
So instead of going game by game I am going to make some bold predictions.
  • The Browns will make the playoffs
  • Nick Chubb will win the rushing title
  • Jarvis Landry and OBJ will both go over 1000 yards again
  • The Browns will split all of the division games
  • The Steelers, Ravens, and Art Modell still suck
  • Final Record 10-6 with a Wild Card game win
 
 
Thank You's and Final Thoughts
If you read all this you are a better person than I. Big thanks to u/Marzman315 for lending me the draft section. Also a hearty Woof Woof to u/Usuallyrelevant who keeps us entertained over at Browns
Also the crew at LakeErieBros for sharing together our collective misery.
And finally I want to thank the Bull City Browns Backers in Durham NC for being awesome and showing up to every game with hope in your heart and unwavering dedication.

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2020.07.23 15:59 goingsouthhiker 2020 Offseason Review Series - Cleveland Browns

Cleveland Browns

Division: AFC North
Record: 6 - 10
Introduction
Hey everyone u/goingsouthhiker here to provide you more information than you ever wanted to know about the Cleveland Browns. My first distinct memory as a child is my fathers face in stunned silence as Ernest Byner fumbled at the goaline. I have been gifted through some sick hereditary defect a lifelong love of the Browns. so here you go.
 
Coaching Changes/GM Changes
 
Freddie Kitchens Fired  
On December 29th, 2019, the Browns fired head coach Freddie Kitchens. This is the culmination of a coaching hire that seemed to be entirely based upon folksy blue collar catch phrases “if you don’t wear brown and orange, you don’t matter” and a good relationship with Baker Mayfield.  
Some of Freddie's greatest hits included
  • 4th and 9 - Draw Play
  • Madden Style 5 WR streaks from your own goal line
  • Send out the punt team on 4th-and-11 down 17 points in the fourth quarter to the New England Patriots, only to change his mind and take a deliberate false start rather than burn a timeout.
  • 4th and 1 on the goal line and not have Nick Chubb on the field
 
John Dorsey Fired  
On December 31st, 2019, the Browns and general manager John Dorsey mutually agreed to part ways after an up and down tenure that brought in a lot of talent but ultimately the decision to hire Kitchens and some questionable high draft picks sank him.
 
Kevin Stefanski Hired  
On January 13th, 2020, the Browns hired former Minnesota Vikings' offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski as head coach. This is another first time head coach hire for the browns after an exhaustive coaching search. This hire is the one Paul Depodesta of Moneyball Fame banged the table for prior to the promotion of Kitchens so ultimately the nerds won the battle a year too late.
 
Andrew Berry Hired  
On January 27th, 2020, the Browns hired former Philadelphia Eagles' vice president of football operations Andrew Berry as general manager. Berry previously served as the Browns' vice president of player personnel from 2016–18 under Sashi Brown. At age 32, Berry became the youngest general manager in NFL history.
Berry has been considered in league circles as the next great rising front office star even from his early days in Indianapolis. Ivy league educated and an analytics darling now paired again with Depodesta the Browns will be heavy into analytics and efficiency in their decision making.
 
Alex Van Pelt Hired  
On January 29th 2020, the Browns hired former Cincinnati Bengals' quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt as offensive coordinator. Van Pelt, who served as offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills in 2009, replaced Todd Monken, who was not retained by Stefanski.
Nobody is quite sure who will be calling plays on game day, The one thing going for this hire is when Van Pelt was the QB Coach for Green Bay Aaron Rodgers was super angry about Van Pelt being fired so there is that.
 
Joe Woods Hired  
On February 7th 2020, the Browns hired former San Francisco 49ers' defensive backs coach Joe Woods as defensive coordinator. Woods, who previously served as the defensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos from 2017–18, replaced Steve Wilks, who was not retained by Stefanski
Woods is a man of mystery he has coached just about every scheme in existence and has given the ever popular "We will tailor our defense to our personnel" answer every time somebody tries to get anything out of him in regards to what he plans to run in Cleveland.
 
Free Agency
Players lost/cut
Player Position New Team
Joe Schobert LB Jacksonville
Christian Kirksey LB Green Bay
Eric Kush G Las Vegas
Demetrius Harris TE Chicago
T.J. Carrie CB Indianapolis
Damarious Randall S Las Vegas
Greg Robinson T Prison
Rickey Seals Jones TE Kansas City
Adarius Taylor LB Released
Morgan Burnett S Released
Eric Murray S Houston
Going into the 2019 season the Browns defense had a lack of quality depth at LB and Safety. So naturally the first thing the Browns do in Free Agency is let go the remaining veteran players at LB and Safety. I can't say for certain this was a bad thing as you will see below.
 
Top Losses
 
Joe Shobert LB - Was a tackling machine and rare pro bowler on this team, however too many of those tackles were made 8-10 yards downfield on run plays. His coverage skills were raw as well so I get not paying him big money.
Christian Kirksey LB - This one hurts a bit not due to production on the field as Kirko was hurt a lot! But more so as he was that beloved master of the Dawg Check and was a great team guy.
Damarious Randall S - A solid player who the Browns converted back to Safety but was always a bit of a headcase. He will be remembered best as the player who intercepted a Bengals pass and handed the ball to Hue Jackson on the Bengals sideline.
 
Players Signed/Brought Back
Player Position Contract
Kareem Hunt RB 1yr $3.25M
Case Keenum QB 3yr $18M
Andy Janovich FB Trade w/Broncos
Jack Conklin T 3yr $42M
Austin Hooper TE 4yr $44M
Karl Joseph S 1yr $2.5M
Andrew Billings DL 1yr $3.5M
Kevin Johnson CB 1yr $3.5M
Andrew Sendejo S 1yr $2.5M
Evan Brown C No Details
Donovan Olumba CB No Details
JoJo Natson WR 1yr $1M
BJ Goodson LB 1yr $2.4M
Chris Hubbard T Restructured
Adrian Clayborn EDGE 1yr $2.4M
Olivier Vernon EDGE Restructured
Myles Garrett EDGE So Much Money
Rashard Higgins WR 1yr 910k
 
Man this is a list... Ok so there were very few holes on Offense going into Free Agency but the ones that stood out were both tackles and depth at tight end. The Browns ultimately solved one tackle spot and TE really early in Free Agency with what most considered the best available players at their position.
On the Defensive side we had a open call for any experienced body who wanted to take a 1 year prove it deal. So much depth added via players that fell through the cracks on their former team.
 
Top Signings
 
Jack Conklin RT - The top right tackle in free agency, had a nice season for the titans after coming off a major injury the year before. Can be a All-Pro caliber RT if healthy. Really filled a huge need.
Austin Hooper TE - or "HooooooP" As the falcons fans tell me I am to call him. Filled a big need for reliable catches at the TE position. With David Njoku in the dog house, unable to catch anything, and now asking for a trade this is a big get for the Browns.
Andy Janovich FB - By far my personal favorite signing. Acquired in a trade with the Broncos he is one of the best pure Fullbacks left in the game. I expect him to be a Fan Favorite quickly. There is nothing more that Cleveland Fans adore than elevating a former Broncos fullback to Legendary status.(See Peyton Hillis)
Case Keenum - Browns fans all hope that the Baker Mayfield of last year was a product of really bad coaching, however Keenum can win games in the NFL and is a familiar face to new coach Stefanski having had a career year with Minnesota with Stefanski as his QB coach. I am much more confident in having Keenum as the backup than Garrett Gilbert.
New Contracts - The Browns have ensured Myles Garrett will be a Brown for a long while, placed a 2nd round tender on former rushing champ Kareem hunt, and after briefly flirting with Clowney decided to restructure Olivier Vernon to a much better contract number befitting his oft injured yet surprisingly productive season.
 
 
Draft - Cribbed from u/Marzman315 with permission who did a very excellent defending the draft and I agree with it in it's entirety. The Grades are mine.
 
Round Player Position
1.10 Jedrick Wills T
2.44 Grant Delpit S
3.88 Jordan Elliott DT
3.97 Jacob Phillips ILB
4.115 Harrison Bryant TE
5.160 Nick Harris C
6.187 Donovan Peoples-Jones WR
 
1.10 - Jedrick Wills Jr., Offensive Tackle Alabama Grade A  
As expected, the Browns used the tenth overall pick on a tackle. The tackle turned out to be Jedrick Wills Jr., blindside blocker for Tua Tagovailoa. The former four star high school prospect started all 28 games for the Crimson Tide over his sophomore and and junior years. As a second team All-American and first team All-SEC player, he paved the way for Alabama's elite offense with his quick feet, smooth redirection, extremely powerful anchor and strength, and absolutely punishing punch.  
This pick was overwhelmingly approved of by analysts both internally and externally. Joe Thomas released a reaction video that was enthusiastic to say the least. He made it clear that Wills was his ideal target for the Browns at 10th overall. The front office and coaching staff made it known that Wills was their priority target going into the draft, and were entertaining the possibility of trading up for him, but ultimately the draft board fell their way and they got their man at 10.  
The only negative to the drafting of Wills is that he has only played right tackle in his college career, and given the free agent signing of right tackle Jack Conklin, Wills is going to be expected to transition to left tackle to start his NFL career. Joe Thomas also gave input on this, and stated that while the transition is difficult it is easier to do early in your career, and that he would personally take Wills under his wing and mentor him. Between Joe Thomas's guidance and the coaching of veteran offensive line coach Bill Callahan, not to mention the phenomenal talent of Wills, the transition should be doable for Wills with a minimum of serious difficulty. The protection of franchise QB Baker Mayfield is of paramount importance, and this selection reflects that.
 
2.44 - Grant Delpit, Safety LSU Grade A  
Most Browns fans anticipated that a safety specializing in coverage would be a priority target on day 2. With replacing Damarious Randall a necessity, the Browns zeroed in on LSU standout Grant Delpit. Boasting phenomenal range, excellent ball skills, and tremendous athleticism for the position, he brings an impressive skill set to the team.
Once considered a top 15 to top 20 pick, injuries and questions about tackling caused his value to drop a bit over the season. His broken clavicle in 2018 likely led to a hesitation in committing fully to tackles, and his production in that sense dropped in 2019. Despite some questions about open field tackling, Delpit's football IQ, versatility, and ball skills are enough to excite Browns fans into thinking that they found a solid starter.
 
3.88 - Jordan Elliot, Defensive Tackle Missouri Grade B  
In a post draft interview, Browns Chief Strategist Paul DePodesta revealed that obtaining 2021 draft capital was a priority coming into the draft. Depth along the defensive line has been an issue for the Browns for some time. Both of these issues were addressed with the Browns first pick in the third round.
Jordan Elliot is well known in the scouting community for being the darling prospect of Pro Football Focus, who consistently rated him as a first round prospect. While he lacks some power and length, he has a lightning quick first step and fluid pass rushing skills. His skill set doesn't exactly project him to be an every down player, but he can be a strong gap penetrating 3T rotating along the Browns defensive line.
 
3.97 - Jacob Phillips, Linebacker LSU Grade C Minus
Joe Shobert led the Browns in tackles in two of the last three seasons. Replacing that production was certainly a concern of the Browns. Phillips is an athletic linebacker that led a powerhouse LSU team in tackles. He is strong against the run, and plays fast and strong with solid instincts.
Phillips likely may not replace Shobert's pass coverage, as coverage skills were a clear negative on Phillips' scouting report. But as far as reliable tackling goes Phillips can contribute early, especially on special teams and base defense.
 
4.115 - Harrison Bryant, Tight End Florida Atlantic Grade A
Kevin Stefanski's offense notably uses multiple tight end sets and 12 personnel. Harrison Bryant is a very exciting receiving threat at the TE position. He projects mainly as a depth player behind Austin Hooper and David Njoku (if he remains on the team) currently while he develops his overall game, but he likely sees the field a bit as a rookie. He doesn't bring much to the table as far as blocking goes, but there is absolutely some exciting upside here.
 
5.160 - Nick Harris, Guard/Center Washington Grade C
While the Browns O-line was the subject of well deserved criticisms in 2019, the interior of the line was quietly fairly solid. Left guard Joel Bitonio is among the best in the league at his position and Center JC Tretter is a pro bowl caliber player. Wyatt Teller was unspectacular but played well enough to bring a bit of stability to the position. Lacking at the interior o-line was any sort of depth.
With years of experience at guard and center, Nick Harris will add solid depth and may compete with Teller for the starting right guard spot. He is a smart and nimble pass blocker, and while he doesn't have ideal size for the position (6'1" 300 LB) he uses his low center of gravity effectively to secure a solid base.
 
6.187 - Donovan Peoples-Jones, Wide Receiver Michigan Grade A (upside)
Wide receiver was sneakily a bit of a need for the Browns going into the 2020 draft. Odell Beckham Jr and Jarvis Landry are among the best 1/2 starters in the NFL, but after them the depth chart is thin.
Peoples-Jones is a perfect prospect to gamble on. He showed flashes of phenomenal play while at Michigan, and was considered at one point to be a future first round pick and NFL star. Injuries and abysmal QB play severely hindered his college career. His production did not come close to matching his talent. He is athletic, runs clean routes, gets solid separation, and is good with the ball in his hands. There is a lot of talent here that can be developed.
 
Undrafted Free Agents:
Soloman Ajayi, Linebacker, Liberty
Elijah Benton, Safety, Liberty
Ja'Marcus Bradley, Wide Receiver, Louisiana
Tony Brown, Wide Receiver, Colorado
Kevin Davidson, Quarterback, Princeton
Drake Dorbeck, Offensive Tackle/Guard, Southern Mississippi
A.J. Green, Cornerback, Oklahoma State
Brian Herrion, Runningback, Georgia
Jameson Houston, Cornerback, Baylor
Benny LeMay, Runningback, Charlotte
Jovante Moffit, Safety, Middle Tennessee
George Obinna, Defensive End, Sacremento State
Alex Taylor, Offensive Tackle, South Carolina State
Jeffrey Whatley, Defensive Tackle, South Alabama
Nate Wieting, Tight End, Iowa
 
Going Forward:
You will have a hard time finding a Browns fan who did not love this draft. They filled all of their pressing needs without reaching, were savvy navigating the board with trades, and acquired 2021 draft picks. The Browns earned one of only four A+ grades from PFF. While the roster is not without some holes, particularly at linebacker, this is a team that is built to compete. With improvements on the offense that will hopefully come with better coaching and a brand new O-line, the Browns are absolutely in a better position this year than last
 
 
Projected 53 Man Roster (starters in bold):
OFFENSE:
QB - Baker Mayfield, Case Keenum (2)
RB - Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt, Dontrelle Hilliard, (5)
FB - Andy Janovich (6)
WR - Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins, Taywan Taylor, Donovan Peoples-Jones, JoJo Natson (12)
TE - Austin Hooper, David Njoku, Harrison Bryant (15)
OT - Jedrick Wills Jr. (LT), Jack Conklin (RT), Chris Hubbard, Drew Forbes (19)
OG - Joel Bitonio (LG), Wyatt Teller (RG), Colby Gossett (22)
C - JC Tretter, Nick Harris (24)
 
DEFENSE:
DE - Myles Garrett, Olivier Vernon, Adrian Clayborn, Chad Thomas (28)
DT - Sheldon Richardson, Larry Ogunjobi, Andrew Billings, Jordan Elliot, Daniel Ekuale (33)
LB - Mack Wilson, Sione Takitaki, BJ Goodson, Jacob Phillips, Jermaine Grace, Tae Davis (39)
CB - Denzel Ward, Greedy Williams, Kevin Johnson, Terrance Mitchell, Donnie Lewis Jr., Tavierre Thomas (45)
SS - Karl Joseph, J.T. Hassell (47)
FS - Grant Delpit, Andrew Sandejo, Sheldrick Redwine (50)
SPECIALISTS
K - Austin Seibert (51)
P - Jamie "Scottish Hammer" Gillan (52)
LS - Charley Hughlett (53)
 
 
What to expect in 2020
 
QB Grade: Incomplete
Baker Mayfield - This is the wildcard for the entire team. There is arguably not a better supporting cast in the league for a Quarterback. Assuming at minimum competent coaching there is no excuse for Mayfield going into year 3. There will be a long leash I am sure but Keenum is waiting in the wings if Mayfield looks like he did last year as opposed to the record setter he was in year 1.  
As goes the arm of Mayfield so goes the Browns Playoff hopes.
 
RB Grade: A+++
Nick Chubb - Quiet, professional, will run you over and laugh at your pitiful tackle attempts. Nick Chubb is a beast, lead the league in yards after contact and nearly won the rushing title. In this new RB friendly system with an improved O-Line and an actual fullback Chubb is going to eat.
 
Kareem Hunt - It's not often that your backup running back is also a league rushing champion. Last year after serving his suspension he came in and made quite a few spectacular plays in the passing game and showed he still had that spark in the running game. This one Two punch is going to be fun to watch!
 
Pass Catchers WTE Grade: A
Goodness where to start... This might be an unpopular take but Jarvis Landry is the Best WR on this team and a top 5 pass catcher in the league. He has the most catches ALL TIME in a players first 6 seasons in the league. No longer relegated to slot duties as he was in Miami he had is best year in 2019.
 
Both Landry and OBJ went over 1000 yards last year which is stunning to me because it felt like both were under utilized all year long. With an increased emphasis on the running game and a deceptive scheme there should be a lot of wide open receivers for the Browns this year
Adding in a third down catch machine in Austin Hooper oh my.. The room is stacked.
 
Offensive Line Grade: B Minus
The OL has been a major issue at the tackle spot since Joe Thomas retired. It now feels like the Browns have the complete package assuming Wills can make the transition to LT in this super strange offseason. The interior is still super solid. There will be a lot riding on the rookie.
 
Defensive Line A Minus
Oh noooooo MYLES!!!! How different would 2019 have been had Myles Garrett kept his cool. Fresh off signing a new mega deal Myles Garrett needs to be the great pass rusher he has been in his first few seasons. He was averaging a sack per game before the suspension and should easily go into double digit sacks this season as well.
Olivier Vernon when healthy is a QB pressure machine but he has problems staying on the field. When he is playing though He and Myles make a great bookend.
The interior is solid with Sheldon Richardson and Larry O, in the middle. This will probably be Richardson's last year with the Browns so I expect him to show out to push for that one last contract.
 
Linebackers Grade: I was told there would be no math
Do I believe in Mack Wilson? Ask me on a day he writes a fired up hype tweet and I will say he is going to be a stud. In the quiet times though I think to myself boy I hope the opposing team does not have a decent tight end because our LB core is going to get burned. I don't know what to think of the rest of the room as it is totally shuffled. Maybe Takitaki is something more than a special teamer? Was B.J. Goodson a diamond waiting to be polished?
The Browns need Takitaki, Wilson, and Phillips to grow up fast in this defense. Goodson has been a part-time player in his career and should have the opportunity to get more playing time than he has had to date in his career. With a one-year prove-it deal, Goodson has the motivation to show that he deserves a multi-year deal.
This is by far on paper the weak point of this team.
 
Cornerback Grade: B
This is the Ward and Greedy Show. Ward is occasionally dinged up but most of the time he is a shut down corner. Super young and is a willing tackler if a bit reckless in his form. Ward has the potential to be a top 5 CB in the league.
Greedy Williams had a decent season on the other side when he got into the game but it is his spot full time now and he needs to step up. The talk when he was drafted was he could not tackle. (Much like Delpit this year) but he showed he was more than willing to tackle and even come up and rush the passer and play the run when needed. With Ward on the other side he is going to be targeted a LOT.
 
Safety Grade: D
Who the hell knows.. Really. I know I said that Linebacker was the weak point but man Safety is as much of a question. Karl Joseph is a Thumper and with that he ends up injured a bit. Delpit has huge potential but is a rookie at FS and supposedly has tackling issues. Outside of those two you have Sendejo in his 11th year in the league and Sheldrick Redwine who was a beast in college but has yet to really prove himself in the league.
Here is hoping Delpit lives up to his potential because man this is a thin group.
 
Specialists Grade: B
Scottish Hammer That is all... The Punter might be the best form tackler on the team hopefully he does not have to do that this season. Or we can stick him in at Linebacker.
But seriously things stabilized with two rookie kickers last year and they both look serviceable. Jojo Natson was brought in to do one thing and that is to return kicks.
 
 
Training Camp Battles
 
On Offense there is very little up for grabs maybe who wins the 3rd WR spot but given Higgins relationship with Mayfield it is his job to lose.
On Defense a lot of the battle is going to be who shows up at LB and Safety as discussed above. there are slim pickings at both positions and really the only people who seem to be safe are Mack Wilson just due to the playing time he got last season and Karl Joseph just based upon his experience in the league.
 
 
Scheme Descriptions
 
Offense: Kevin Stefanski as Minnesota’s offensive coordinator in 2019 produced an offense determined to run the ball and crush teams with play-action. Under the watchful eye of consultant Gary Kubiak he installed a Wide Zone blocking scheme that is time tested and very OL and RB friendly. It is considered a Run first offense which should play right into the Browns strengths. If Mayfield can tighten up the play action fake game the Wide outs should feast as well.
 
Defense - Who knows? I am not even sure Joe Woods knows yet what type of Defense the Browns will run. During his tenure as the Denver Broncos defensive coordinator he ran a Base 3-4 Under defense. During his time with the Minnesota Vikings the team ran a base 4-3 which is also the case for the San Francisco 49ers defense this past season.
When asked Woods usually replies with something along the lines of "it's a secret"
Based on the Browns current roster,the preference would be an attacking 4-3 scheme given the strength on the defensive line and questionable linebacker core.
 
 
Season Predictions
It is an impossible task to predict a Browns season. Typically you could say 3 - 5 wins and chances are you would be right. This season with a new head coach, no preseason, maybe no training camp who the hell knows. It is a weak schedule on paper.
So instead of going game by game I am going to make some bold predictions.
  • The Browns will make the playoffs
  • Nick Chubb will win the rushing title
  • Jarvis Landry and OBJ will both go over 1000 yards again
  • The Browns will split all of the division games
  • The Steelers, Ravens, and Art Modell still suck
  • Final Record 10-6 with a Wild Card game win
 
 
Thank You's and Final Thoughts
If you read all this you are a better person than I. Big thanks to u/Marzman315 for lending me the draft section. Also a hearty Woof Woof to u/Usuallyrelevant who keeps us entertained over at Browns
Also the crew at LakeErieBros for sharing together our collective misery.
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2020.07.15 18:04 daprice82 Wrestling Observer Rewind ★ Jul. 1, 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
  • Bret Hart was seriously injured in a bicycle accident in Calgary last week. As of press time, Dave has very little info. Hart was thrown off the bike and flipped over the handlebars going at a high speed and landed on his back and hit the back of his head. Over the next couple of days, he's undergone a number of tests due to issues he's had since the accident. Bret was forced to retire 2 years ago after he suffered a serious concussion during the Starrcade 99 match with Goldberg and it's believed the fall may have aggravated the issues he's had since then. Hart is expected to be hospitalized for at least a week and has little movement on the left side of his body and can't see out of his right eye. He's also suffering severe back pain, though x-rays and scans haven't shown any physical damage to his back. That's all Dave knows right now. (Much more on this next week, obviously).
  • After a year of questionable decision-making, Vince McMahon made his most questionable decision yet when he announced the surprise re-hiring of Vince Russo. It's a shocking decision for lots of obvious reasons, not the least of which is most of the wrestlers either outright don't like him or at the very least, don't respect him. And many front office employees feel even more strongly about him. Not even Stephanie McMahon, who is the head of creative, knew Russo was coming back and she was just as blindsided by the news as everyone else. It's believed the deal has been in the works for a few weeks. Russo had owned a CD store in Marietta, GA but he sold the store recently. He also stopped submitting ideas to the Jarretts for TNA a couple of weeks ago. There's also the fact that Russo's lawsuit against Hulk Hogan over the Bash at the Beach 2000 incident is still pending and now they're in the same company again, although Dave suspects the legal issues must be wrapped up for Russo to take the job (Turner was still paying his legal fees so long as he didn't work for any other wrestling company, which is why everyone was denying his involvement with TNA). Another rumor going around is that Russo is planning to write a tell-all book about his time in WWF and when word about that got out, the company rehired him in an effort to squash the book. Dave thinks that might be believable if Russo was just hired and stuck in a closet somewhere. But he was brought back in a key position in the creative department, which means that likely wasn't the reason (or not a big part of it). Most likely, it's exactly what it appears on the surface: Vince McMahon is getting desperate and he's going back to what worked in the past.
  • When word got out about Russo's hiring, needless to say, everyone was shocked and, as you'd expect, it was an overwhelmingly negative reaction. The plan for Russo on day one was for him to be in control of the creative team, answering only to Stephanie McMahon. The next day, those plans changed after McMahon, Russo, Stephanie, and the rest of the writing team had a big meeting. There's been multiple stories about what happened during the meeting. One version of the story is that Russo's ideas were so bad that he pretty much buried himself with everyone immediately. Another version is that Stephanie pretty much buried all his ideas and shut him down. And yet another version is that Russo obviously hadn't kept up with the product and was unfamiliar and out of touch with many of the characters and ongoing storylines, and that soured Vince McMahon on him. Regardless, the result was the same: the very next day, Russo was no longer part of the creative team. Word is he has already been sent home and will be brought back if/when they need ideas, as sort of a consultant on retainer. Officially, his role now is to critique the TV shows and report back to Vince McMahon what he thinks. So he's basically paid to be a critic and tell McMahon how he would do it better. Anyway, that's the story for now. Dave runs down Russo's history in the business, how he came into power in WWF, jumping ship to WCW with no notice, where he proceeded to help kill the company and all the drama that happened there (can't wait for that one Vince Russo superfan that always accuses me of lying about him to chime in on this one).
  • For the record, one of Russo's big ideas for TNA's debut was taking the Shane Twins and dressing them up as giant penises and calling them the Big Johnsons. Thankfully, when the show aired, the announcers downplayed the "penis" aspect of it a lot, leading Russo to tell friends that the idea flopped because the commentators didn't sell it hard enough. Just in case you're wondering what Vince Russo is bringing to the table in 2002.
  • WWE's King of the Ring is in the books. For the first time since Wrestlemania, it was a legit sellout on PPV. And sucks for them because this was a pretty blah show. Undertaker retained the WWE title over Triple H in a bad match that was hampered because Undertaker is banged up in general and Triple H came into the match with an elbow injury. 2 days after the show, he underwent elbow surgery to remove bone chips, one of which was embedded in cartilage and had caused his arm to lock up. He was nowhere near 100% during the match, but if he had been, Dave suspects they probably would have put the belt back on him. But for now, they stuck with Undertaker. They did a post match angle to set up Rock vs. Undertaker vs. Triple H at Vengeance, assuming Triple H is ready by then (he was not).
  • The biggest story of the PPV, in Dave's opinion anyway, is the Kurt Angle/Hulk Hogan match, in which Angle beat Hogan clean as a sheet by submission. Dave gives Hogan credit: he didn't treat this like Kidman. Hogan put Angle over as strong as he possibly could. Dave believes it's the first time in Hogan's entire career that he lost via submission as a babyface. He did have a few submission losses as a heel (once to Inoki in NJPW in 1981 and a handful in WCW during the NWO era) but that's it. If he had any as a babyface, it would have been before 1979, before he was a national name. Whether this ultimately springboards Angle into a certified top guy that fans take seriously remains to be seen, but Hogan did everything he could. Probably didn't help that, as soon as the match was over, Angle put his goofy wig back on, at a moment that should have been used to turn him into a serious threat. But regardless, nobody can fault Hogan here if it doesn't get over.
  • Other notes from the PPV: Jericho vs. RVD in the opening match was easily the best match on the show. Lesnar got loud "Goldberg" chants and Dave thinks he sold way too much for Test, especially since the rumor is Lesnar is being groomed for a Summerslam main event with Rock. Nidia in her hillbilly gimmick with Jamie Noble was great and Dave thinks they might have something with Nidia and this gimmick. Ric Flair vs. Eddie Guerrero was.....not what you'd think. Dave has seen Flair drag talentless hacks to great matches for 20 years but somehow, Flair vs. Guerrero was a drag and should have been better than it was considering the two men involved. Two all-time greats just had a misfire somehow. Molly won the women's title from Trish and Dave thinks this whole storyline where they claim Molly is fat is insulting to probably every single female viewer they have and a lot of the males too. A backstage segment with Rock, Goldust, and Booker T was the most entertaining thing on the show. Lesnar won the King of the Ring tournament by beating RVD in a nothing match. And of course, the main event, which was an overbooked mess with two guys who probably didn't have any business wrestling that night anyway.
WATCH: Goldust/Booker T/Rock backstage segment at WWE King of the Ring 2002
  • NWA-TNA's debut show is in the books! Actually, so is their second show because it was a double-taping. And buckle in because we have a metric fuck-ton of TNA news to cover. Overall, it was a well-received debut. A lot of the young wrestlers were hungry and some of the old guys worked like they had something to prove. Guys like Konnan and Buff Bagwell looked the best they have in years and many of the people who worked the show said this felt like the real deal (many of those same people had worked the recent WWA shows and saw those as paid vacations, nobody took it seriously). Scott Hall, said to be the highest paid wrestler in the company ($3,500 per week) didn't do anything special but he got by far the biggest reaction and, according to all accounts, was sober and professional. There were about 3,000 fans in the building, but only 400-500 were paid. More than 10,000 freebies were given away around Birmingham the week of the show, but the crowd they got was actually a good, active audience, so it worked. Mike Tenay on commentary was great and full of knowledge, though Ed Ferrara playing heel announcer was useless. Don West was enthusiastic as hell, but knew nothing about the product. Regardless, he knows how to work a camera and he took charge of the commentary booth and Dave thinks he did fine in the role and will only get better. Ricky Steamboat was there, giving an emotional interview and putting over the NWA title. Ken Shamrock won the gauntlet battle royal (basically the same thing as a Royal Rumble match) to win the title, beating Malice (former WCW wrestler The Wall) in the final match after they were the last 2 left in the battle royal. There's been talk of doing a Shamrock vs. Don Frye match to try to catch some of that crossover UFC/PRIDE audience, but Dave is doubtful it'll be a draw here like it is in Japan.
  • What else? Country music star Toby Keith did a series of angles with Jeff Jarrett and Keith was by far the biggest star to the live fans. Keith got involved in the battle royal and eliminated Jarrett. NASCAR drivers Hermie Sadler and Sterling Martin got involved in a racial angle with K-Krush (R-Truth) using a bunch of "your kind" and "my kind" talk and Dave thinks that was pretty pathetic. The company was hoping all this celebrity involvement would get them some mainstream publicity but it got practically none. They brought in a bunch of women, most of whom were total unknowns except for ECW's Francine, Electra, and former WCW valet Daffney under the name Shannon, and their battle royal on the second show was said to be awful. The whole event definitely had a southern/regional feel to it. The opening match of Jerry Lynn, AJ Styles, and Low-Ki vs. Jorge Estra, Sonny Siaki, and Jimmy Yang was the show-stealer and was better than most of the matches in WWE this year.
  • Now the bad news: TNA was under the impression they had Dish Network cleared to air their show, but no dice. They don't have Cablevision in the U.S. either. For a company that needs to draw 50,000 buys a week to break even without a corporate sponsor, that's extremely bad news. They're also losing their Canadian PPV after the response to the debut show was said to be lackluster. At press time, InDemand has allegedly told TNA that their debut show did 80,000 buys but preliminary numbers are always drastically higher than the final result, so it'll almost certainly be less than that (for example, InDemand's number for WWA's first PPV was originally 40,000 but later got revised to 15,000). In WWE, they don't take any PPV numbers seriously at first because the thought is any numbers you hear within the first 2 months of the show are always wrong, the final tallies take time to come in. Regardless, even if this show did well, the more important question is how will they be doing in 4-5 weeks when the new has worn off?
  • Despite TNA claiming they aren't even interested in TV and are 100% committed to running exclusively on PPV, that's obviously not true. They have already struck syndication deals in Nashville and Chattanooga and are actively working to get a national television deal. The problem is that, as you can tell by looking at WWE ratings over the last year, the business is in a sharp decline, meaning the TV industry isn't chomping at the bit to give TV deals to some new startup nobody company. But anyone who understands the industry knows they have no chance of surviving on weekly PPV alone so getting on TV sooner than later is going to be essential to TNA's survival. The local syndicated deals they struck will mostly be hype shows with interviews and highlights designed to drive viewers to buy the weekly PPVs. Dave lists, like, 10 different promotions that have folded over the years in part due to the costs of paying for television.
  • Tons of TNA news in this issue which brings us to the debut "Random TNA News & Notes" section! Here we go: Bert Prentice will be working with the company and will no longer be running his own weekly shows in Nashville. There will be a one-night tournament at the next show to crown NWA tag team champions. Fun fact, those belts are currently held by The Shane Twins, who now wrestle in TNA as The Johnsons, doing the aforementioned masked penis gimmick. They'll be in the tournament even though they were already the champs in their previous gimmick. But the titles are being vacated and they will crown new ones.
  • We ain't done with TNA news. The dark match of the show featured a 450 pound dude named Cheex who is basically ripping off Rikishi's gimmick of doing things with his big ol' ass. And in case the ass gimmick and the "Cheex" name wasn't clear enough, he's being managed by a woman named Brown Eye Girl. So....yeah. If this ain't Vince Russo, I'll eat my shoe. Anyway, during the dark match, because Cheex is so big, the ring broke. As the show was going on the air live, the ring crew was frantically struggling to fix the ring, which is why it felt like they were stalling so much for the first 15 minutes. Because they were. The ring breaking also caused them to not be able to do the second dark match they had planned. Both matches were being taped to air on next week's show.
  • Actual notes from TNA's debut show (I'm gonna divide this into multiple paragraphs because there's a lot): it opened with some pyro, which is meant to make them look major league, but everyone else always looks minor league compared to WWE's huge pyro show every week and this was no exception. No graphics or details on any of the wrestlers, which is a mistake considering so many of them are complete unknowns to most fans. Started with a bunch of legends coming out to put over the NWA title, including Ricky Steamboat cutting one of the best promos of the year in any promotion and Dave thinks they need to hire Steamboat and put him in an on-air role as a commissioner or something ASAP. Jeff Jarrett cut a promo saying it was stupid to crown a new champion in a battle royal. Way to bury your own main event 10 minutes into your debut show, especially since most people also agree that it's a pretty dumb way to do it. But they still did. Then Ken Shamrock and Scott Hall came out and they both cut promos and they also shat on the battle royal idea, leading Dave to worry already that this company hasn't learned anything from WCW's mistakes. As mentioned earlier, the opening match easily stole the show. Next up was a little person match, with the jobber actually being referred to as "an enhancement midget." The Shane Twins did the penis gimmick, but as mentioned, it was severely played down from the original idea as conceived by Russo.
  • More notes from the show: They brought out a bunch of women for a big segment and Dave, who spends his entire life watching wrestling, didn't know half of them. And even if he did, it wouldn't matter because there were no graphics to name any of them and even if there had been, the cameras were often showing the wrong woman when a name was announced. Anyway, among them were Francince from ECW (who Dave is worried about because she looked sickly thin), Shannon (formerly Daffney in WCW), Alexis Laree (better known years later as Mickie James), Elektra from ECW, Taylor Vaugn (formerly Barbara Bush in WWF), Erin (who was a finalist on Tough Enough season 1 but got booted from the show before production started because other contestants saw her out on a date with one of the judges and they complained and got her kicked off), and some others. At least one of the no-name chicks was a stripper they hired specifically for this show because they needed one more woman to make 10. Anyway, this all led to the expected brawl with Elektra getting her shirt ripped off to show her bra. It wasn't even that risque. If you're trying to use sex appeal to draw viewers, the worst thing you can do is be less risque than WWE is on free TV when you have the luxury of PPV (give em a few months and we'll get actual nudity on this show). Alicia Webb, formerly known in WWF as Ryan Shamrock (and who is dating Ken Shamrock in real life) was playing a prostitute collecting money from referee Mark Johnson.
  • Even more notes from the show: the NASCAR guys got a bigger pop than any of the wrestlers. K-Krush came out to confront them about not being real athletes and they did the racial angle. Brian Christopher got involved and funny story there, they were debating whether to use the last name Christopher, or his real last name of Lawler. Nobody told the announcers which it was gonna be so Mike Tenay kept using "Christopher" while Ed Ferrara kept using "Lawler." More WCW-level shit. Toby Keith performed. The gauntlet battle royal to crown the new champion featured Buff Bagwell, Prince Justice (later becomes Abyss), Konnan, Rick Steiner, Scott Hall, Jeff Jarrett, etc. Toby Keith ran in and suplexed Jarrett, causing him to get eliminated because why not? Chris Harris, Vampire Warrior, Steve Corino, and more. And when it got down to the last two, it became a regular match and Shamrock beat Malice to win the title with Steamboat as the special referee.
WATCH: NWA-TNA' s debut PPV (Full Show)
  • So that's the notes from the debut show. Are we done with TNA yet? Not by a long shot. They taped a whole second show, remember?! It hasn't aired yet so Dave hasn't seen it so here's the scarce details. The crowd started filing out after the first show ended and kept leaving as the second one was going, to the point that Jeremy Borash and Bert Prentice had to get on the mic and beg everyone to stay and then moved a bunch of people to the hard camera side so there wouldn't be visible empty seats all over the place. Lenny Lane and former WCW star Kwee-Wee were put together as a gay tag team called Rainbow Express, managed by Joel Gertner, and kissed each other instead of tagging each other to swap in and out during the match, which got a lot of heat because Alabama. A 9-woman battle royal (guess they didn't let the hired stripper actually work) to crown Miss TNA resulted in a bunch of women getting stripped half naked. They did a 4-way elimination match to crown the X-Division champion which was won by AJ Syles in what was said to be easily the best match of either show, with even Harley Race going on record later to say it was one of the best matches he'd ever seen. But by then, there were very few fans left in the building. And that is finally it for TNA news for now. Whew.
  • PRIDE's latest show is in the books and once again featured pro wrestlers drawing the crowd. NOAH's Yoshihiro Takayama replaced Mark Coleman in the main event (out due to injury) against Don Frye, leading to last minute interest from wrestling fans that packed the house. Frye defeated Takayama in what many are calling the best fight in the history of PRIDE. Takayama has had 3 fights in PRIDE and has lost all 3 of them, but all 3 of them were also show-stealing outright wars that, despite losing, has grown Takayama into an even bigger star. Afterward, Frye hinted at retiring from MMA and returning to NJPW full time. Dave hasn't seen this fight but it was described to him as "something out of Dragonball Z or a comic book" the way they were just throwing bombs at each other, with the crowd going insane (yeah the opening minute or so if this fight is absolute madness, video below). The show also featured Bob Sapp vs. Kiyoshi Tamura, which was a total mismatch. Tamura is a skilled MMA fighter, but Sapp outweighed him by literally almost 200 pounds and the fight was over in 11 seconds, with Sapp basically murdering him. Dave says it's clear they're trying to turn Sapp into a huge unbeatable monster psychopath and it's working. But Dave thinks it's bullshit to put fighters this mismatched against each other in real shoots. It was funny though because after what happened in Sapp's K-1 fight a few weeks ago, they made some new rules like no knees and no kicking a downed opponent, which is fine. But they also announced other rules for the fight, such as no flying sentons or splashes off the top ropes, which have never been done in an MMA fight and is utterly ridiculous (If Cormier doesn't hit Miocic with a Canadian destroyer at UFC 252 next month, what's even the point?). Another NOAH star, Takashi Suguira, lost a split decision with Daniel Gracie and Suguira had several NOAH wrestlers at ringside cheering him on. And of course, Antonio Inoki came out at intermission and did his catchphrase.
WATCH: Yoshihiro Takayama vs. Don Frye - PRIDE
  • UFC made its TV debut with a half-hour segment on Fox Sports Net's "Best Damn Sports Show Period" which featured a full Robbie Lawler vs. Steve Berger bout, as well as highlights of other fights. "Fear Factor" host Joe Rogan did commentary with Mike Goldberg and Jeff Osbourne. They aired several warnings during the show, but the violence ended up being far less brutal than most average boxing matches. The show drew a strong crowd and there's talk that this may become a regular thing on the network. They also hyped the planned Tito Ortiz vs. Ken Shamrock fight for later this year and Dave thinks TNA would be wise to get the NWA title off Shamrock before the fight, because he's going into it as the underdog. Plus, Shamrock would likely not want to risk injury or spend time flying to Nashville every week during the last few weeks of training. Wouldn't be a good look for TNA if Shamrock goes to the octagon with the NWA title belt and gets demolished by Ortiz. Also on the show, Chuck Liddell defeated Vitor Belfort in a war that catapulted Liddell into title contention and he'll likely face the winner of Shamrock/Ortiz sometime down the road.
  • Dave got his hands on a copy of Shaun Assael's new book "Sex, Lies, and Headlocks: The Real Story of Vince McMahon and the World Wrestling Federation" even though it hasn't been released yet. Review time! The original concept for the book was to chronicle the Monday Night Wars, but just as the book was being finished, the whole business changed and since Vince became the lone survivor, the book was changed to focus on him and the WWF primarily. The book is fair and accurate for the most part. Assael didn't run from any of the controversial stories, but he also didn't sensationalize things to make them seem bigger than they were. If you're a long-time Observer reader, you already know all this stuff and could probably point out details or inconsistencies in the story, but to the average fan who hasn't been following all the behind-the-scenes stuff for the last 20 years, it's sure to be an eye-opener. Anyway, Dave recaps the book in detail, mostly just correcting things that the author got wrong but also acknowledging that this is an early review copy and some of these mistakes will be corrected before it's published and released. Otherwise, he just pokes holes in various myths and stories that are covered. The Observer was credited in the book for being one of the author's sources, specifically in regards to Dave's coverage of the steroid trial (yeah, if you haven't read it, go back and check those out. Dave actually attended the trial and his recap of it is one of the most must-read issues of the Observer in its entire history). The book pretty much ends at the death of WCW, though it does note that business has declined significantly since then. Overall, Dave says it's by far the best book on the real modern history of professional wrestling that he's ever read and is a must-read for any wrestling fan. But it's also too short (288 pages) to really get into all the detail needed to tell so many of these stories. But for what it is, best book of its type that Dave's ever read.
AMAZON LINK: "Sex, Lies, and Headlocks: The Real Story of Vince McMahon and the World Wrestling Federation" by Shaun Assael
  • In AAA in Mexico, there's a new guy named Canibal who's gimmick is pulling his opponent's trunks down and biting them on the ass. It's too late. You already read the sentence. You can't un-know that now.
  • AJPW stars Kaz Hayashi and Kendo Kashin were supposed to be working some shows for AAA at the moment. Fun story, when they arrived in Mexico, nobody from AAA was there to meet them at the airport and nobody they called from the AAA office would answer the phone, so they basically found themselves stranded in Mexico with no idea what to do and unable to speak the language. Dave says the exact same thing happened to Great Sasuke several years ago when he went to Mexico. Anyway, last Dave heard, Hayashi and Kashin were trying to get themselves booked on some indie shows in Mexico so they can get some pictures of them working there to take back to the magazines in Japan (which was the whole reason for their trip) so they're just looking to work one or two shows and then go back home. They can't work for CMLL because that promotion has a business relationship with NJPW.
  • Last month, AAA held its 10th annual Triplemania show in Los Angeles. Here's the problem though: it was an utter flop, with embarrassing attendance and almost nobody even realizing it happened. So AAA has decided to just pretend it didn't happen and has now scheduled Triplemania X again, this time in Mexico (maybe WWE should do that next year. Since Wrestlemania was pretty much just in an empty warehouse this year, they shouldn't even acknowledge it. Just redo Wrestlemania 36 again next year and pretend it's the first time).
  • Remember the story a couple months ago about how Invader 1 (the guy who murdered Bruiser Brody) left the WWC promotion? Well, he was scheduled to return this week as a special referee for a Carlos Colon match but it ended up not happening. He said he wanted his return to be a surprise, but the story was already out on the internet that he was coming back. For what it's worth, almost none of the wrestling fans in Puerto Rico have internet (I did the research, only 17.5% of the country had internet access in 2002 and you gotta figure only a fraction of those are wrestling fans, so Dave is likely correct here) so it still would have been a surprise to probably 99% of them. But either way, Invader 1 pulled out of the show over it and still isn't back with the promotion.
  • Spanky (Brian Kendrick) won a tournament at an indie show in California to get a shot for the Zero-1/UPW unified title. That's not the important part. How it happened is the original guy who was scheduled to win ended up pulling out of the show at the last minute because his pregnant wife was overdue so he stayed behind to be with her. So they made a call to Spanky, who was in Cincinnati. He immediately packed up his car and was on the road 30 minutes after receiving the call. And didn't stop. He drove 30 hours straight, some 2,200 miles, and made it to the venue literally an hour or so before showtime and did the match. That's freakin' dedication (I think he's talked about this in a shoot interview before. Said he masturbated to stay awake and started vomiting uncontrollably halfway through the drive or something, but still made it. Madness.)
  • AJPW news: there are no truth to the rumors of a WWE/AJPW relationship, which was mentioned last week. Motoko Baba and Tenryu were at WWE's show in Hawaii to take photos for the Japanese magazines to make people think something is up, but there's nothing there. They were just visiting because Johnny Ace got them backstage. Also, the newspapers in Japan have begun reporting that Keiji Muto will take over as AJPW president when Ms. Baba retires, which confirms what Dave has been saying for months.
  • Kenta Kobashi's first match back for NOAH will be this week at Korakuen Hall. He'll be working undercard tag matches so he won't be doing too much. If you recall, he was out for over a year with knee injuries, had one match in February in which he re-injured himself again and has been out ever since.
  • Speaking of Korakuen Hall, NJPW's latest show there only drew 1,200 fans, which means the building was only half full. Just in case you're wondering how NJPW is doing in 2002. Not great.
  • Don Frye did an interview claiming Antonio Inoki is working to put together a match between himself and Mike Tyson. "Nobody is taking that seriously," Dave says.
  • Speaking of Japanese companies trying to latch on to the WWE train and speaking of lyin' ass Inoki: there have been rumors that Inoki is putting together a relationship with WWE. Not true. Inoki claimed recently that he had met with Vince McMahon about using some of WWE's undercard guys in NJPW and of starting his own promotion in the U.S. Dave says the meeting with Vince never happened and, in fact, the two men haven't gotten along or really even spoken at all in nearly 20 years.
  • More on Jesse Ventura's decision not to run for re-election as Minnesota governor. Part of the reason may be that the polls are showing he would likely lose the race. Of course, that's what the polls said last time and he shocked the world. But after 4 years in office, his popularity isn't near what it was back then, when he was the exciting outsider. Now the voters have seen what he brings to the table and they don't seem to like it too much. Ventura was already planning to make the announcement, but then the story about his son hosting parties at the governor's mansion broke, and Ventura made the announcement 2 days earlier than he'd planned. Using the criticism that his son has gotten in the media as his excuse for not running provided Ventura a good "out" but he was already planning not to run long before that story happened and the press conference had been scheduled nearly 2 weeks earlier, so take it with a grain of salt. Most likely, he saw the writing on the wall and knew he was going to lose if he ran again.
  • Notes from the latest Ring of Honor event: it was said to be an incredible show, with guys like Bryan Danielson, Low-Ki, Christopher Daniels, Spanky, Jerry Lynn, AJ Styles, and more all having amazing matches. There was a moment during the show where Scoot Andrews went to hit Christopher Daniels' valet, Lucious. But then he stopped himself and said he'd never hit a woman, but he knew somebody who would. This was a tease to bring out another female wrestler, but the crowd started chanting for Steve Austin. The show drew 450 fans and sold out the building, which is the largest crowd ROH has drawn so far.
  • Famous St. Louis Cardinal announcer Jack Buck passed away a couple weeks ago and Dave notes that Buck actually had some involvement in wrestling back in the day. He used to do radio broadcasting of Sam Muchnick's shows live for KMOX radio in the 1960s and there's even a picture somewhere out there of Giant Baba picking Buck up and holding him like a baby. (I actually just watched the 30 For 30 documentary on the McGwire/Sosa home run race and they talked about Jack Buck in there. Good times. Anyway, someone find that picture because I'm having no luck).
  • Sting is scheduled to make an appearance, but not wrestle, at an indie show Harley Race is putting together this week in St. Louis. This will be Sting's first wrestling-related appearance since WCW folded.
  • In case you're wondering what XPW and Rob Black are up to these days, allow Dave to fill you in. Black is currently doing an angle where he's pretending he had a stroke and he pisses and shits on himself all over TV. They also did a segment where wrestler GQ Money (now a producer for NXT) broke into Black's home and tried to rape his wife until somebody made the save. The next week, they showed Money supposedly raping a girl in the parking lot and leaving her for dead, and the week after, he got sprayed with raw sewage. Now they're building up to a raw sewage match, based on this rape storyline. XPW, folks.
  • Dave has some more notes on Cody Runnels, the son of Dusty Rhodes who was backstage at WWE's show in Atlanta last week. Cody is a sophomore in high school and placed 6th in the state in amateur wrestling the past year. He also plays football. He was described to Dave as having a similar physical look as Randy Orton, "but with a face like Dusty."
  • WWA's scheduled tour of Europe has been officially canceled. The German and Switzerland shows had abysmal ticket sales and pretty much had to be canceled. The show in Ireland had more than 4,000 tickets sold and would have been a success, but even so, that one show alone wasn't going to make enough money to offset the cost of the whole tour.
  • This is actually hilarious. UFC fighter Vitor Belfort and his training partner were in a taxi before the UFC show when a bunch of cops showed up and surrounded the car. Why, you ask? Well the cab driver overheard Belfort and his partner talking about "shooting at the legs" and she got scared, not knowing what they were talking about, and called the police. Seems like they got it all straightened out though.
  • Rock will be working nearly full-time on TV from now until Summerslam, at which point he's leaving for a few months to go film his next movie. He won't be on every Smackdown, but he'll be on most of them.
  • Nothing new on the Goldberg/WWE negotiations. Vince McMahon told Goldberg's agents that he will clear his schedule any time Goldberg wants to have a meeting, but Goldberg doesn't seem particularly interested. The fact that WWE rehired Russo probably won't help matters because Goldberg is one of the many who doesn't like Russo.
  • Shawn Michaels is booked to be in Kevin Nash's corner on upcoming house shows once Nash is cleared to wrestle again. There's still no plans for Shawn to wrestle, but given how depleted the WWE roster is right now, Dave is sure they'll probably start pushing him to sooner than later (Nash ends up getting injured again almost immediately, so I don't think Shawn ever did these house show appearances).

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2020.07.14 15:17 wm_1176 Official Rewatch Discussion Thread: Season 2, Episode 8: Parents

Episode Description: When Jess's parents, Bob and Joan, show up at the same time for Thanksgiving dinner, Jess takes the opportunity to "parent trap" them into a reconciliation, but her ploy backfires. Meanwhile, Schmidt and his bigger ex-Marine cousin, Big Schmidt, engage in a "manliness" competition.
Date Aired: November 20. 2012
Directed by: Jesse Peretz
Written by: Elizebeth Meriwether
Run Time: 21 Minutes & 54 Seconds
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Episode Trivia:
- Despite saying he is not able to kiss a man, Schmidt actually has aggressively kissed Nick on the mouth multiple times before.
- Rob Riggle states " Marine Corps cook of the year". Rob Riggle is a Lt. Col in the Marine Corps reserves.
- Jamie Lee Curtis stars as Jess's mom, and the Parent Trap is mentioned several times. Lindsay Lohan starred in the Parent Trap (1998) and also in Freaky Friday (2003) with Curtis.
- Rob Riggle guest stars in this episode as Schmidt's cousin, who is also named (last name)Schmidt. Riggle and Jake Johnson, who plays Nick Miller, would eventually star in Let's Be Cops together.
- Big Schmidt calls Schmidt "Schmiggle," which sounds similar to the last name of Big Schmidt's actor, Rob Riggle.
- Jessica Day traps her parents in a room and tries to rekindle their feelings. Jamie Lee Curtis starred in House Arrest which had very similar concepts.
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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 07:03 TexasDD The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 5 Episode 5 - “React Quotes”

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 5 Episode 5 - “React Quotes”
Original air date: February 3, 2008
Written by: David Simon, David Mills
Directed by: Agnieszka Holland
Opening title card: “Just ‘cause they’re in the street doesn’t mean that they lack opinions.” - Haynes
 
Season 5 Episode 5 Poll
 
Season 5 Episode 4 Poll Results - 10 votes
 
Rate the episode on a scale of 1-10
10 - 1 vote 9 - 2 votes 8 - 3 votes 7 - 3 votes
 
What was your favorite scene?
RIP Joseph "Proposition Joe" Stewart - 6 Prop Joe picking out a funeral floral arrangement for Butchie. - 4 Colicchio reaches into the bag, and regrets it. - 3 Prop Joe and Slim Charles discuss the murder of Butchie. - 3 Lester and McNulty meet with Officer Oscar Requer. - 3 Clay Davis before the Grand Jury. - 3 Lester and Sydnor going over the $80,000 Sydnor is trying to trace. - 2 Omar's return to Baltimore, and getting the story on Butchie's murder. - 2 Clay Davis comes to talk with Pearlman, and sees the board they have on him. - 2 Omar and Slim Charles have a talk. - 2 Haynes, Spry, and a reporter discuss the word "incensed". - 2 Kima babysits Elijah. - 2 Michael working his corner, while he watches the narcos watching him. - 1 Colicchio goes off on a citizen. - 1 Daniels trying to make peace with Burrell. - 1 Marlo meets with Vondas, while The Greek listens in. - 1 Lester and Pearlman go to the State's Attorney with what they have on Clay Davis. - 1 Templeton goes to the Washington Post for a job interview. - 1 Baltimore leadership go over the reverends that need to be placated, to fire Burrell. - 1 Templeton's interview. - 1 Rawls comes to talk with Burrell, as Burrell packs up his office. - 1 Burrell and Daniels talk before the press conference. - 1 McNulty and Lester in the homeless area, with Johnny Fifty living there. - 1 Oscar takes a DOA call. - 1 Prop Joe and Herc discuss Burrell's high school days. - 1 Daniels enjoying his new office as Deputy Ops. - 1 Carver and Herc discuss the Colicchio situation. - 1 McNulty and Beadie argue. - 1
 
Most memorable line/lines
"I come here to help, but y'all our for blood." - 3 "Hey, you ever find that camera?" - 3 "It all matters. I know we thought it didn't, but...it does." - 3 "Close your eyes. It won't hurt none." - 3 (Lester chuckles) "Got him. The head shot." - 2 "Jimmy, am I missing something here? How does this help you?" - 2 "Have it say, 'Butchie. Woe to them that call evil good and good evil'." - 2 "Area chief?" "Name of Rawls, as I remember it." - 2 "Tony, I'm writing you up. Excessive force, conduct unbecoming." - 2 "Buy you some property. Hold onto it till the white people show up, you make a killing." - 2 "Come to see a dead man walking?" - 2 "Why don't you just shove the broom up my ass and I'll sweep the floor while I'm at it." - 2 "Huh. 'Incensed' is to inflame with wrath. It speaks to obsession." - 2 "You're killing me. I got to ask." "Stone stupid." - 2 "Boy was always a disappointment." - 2  
Best Performance
Robert F. Chew (Joseph "Proposition Joe" Stewart) - 5 Lance Reddick (Major. Cedric Daniels) - 3 Dominic West (Officer James “Jimmy” McNulty) - 2 Seth Gilliam (Sgt. Ellis Carver) - 2 Michael Kenneth Williams (Omar Little) - 2 Jamie Hector (Marlo Stanfield) - 2 Jermaine Crawford (Duquan "Dukie" Weems) - 2 Frankie Faison (Commissioner Ervin H. Burrell) - 2 Method Man (Melvin "Cheese" Wagstaff) - 2 Paul Ben-Victor (Spiros "Vonda" Vondopoulos) - 2 Clark Johnson (City Editor Augustus "Gus" Haynes) - 1 Deirdre Lovejoy (Asst. Stat's Atty. Rhonda Pearlman) - 1 Clarke Peters (Det. Lester Freamon) - 1 Wendell Pierce (Det. William "Bunk" Moreland) - 1 Andre Royo (Reginald "Bubbles" Cousins) - 1 Tristan Mack Wilds (Michael Lee) - 1 Michelle Paress (Alma Gutierrez) - 1 Felicia Pearson (Felicia "Snoop" Pearson) - 1 Anwan Glover (Slim Charles) - 1 Benjamin Busch (Off. Anthony Colicchio) - 1 Fredrick Strother (State Delegate Odell Watkins) - 1
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2020.06.29 16:56 newrapsongs 2020 Bet Award Winners...... Were Winners Well Chosen? Discuss!

The 2020 BET Awards were held virtually on Sunday night (June 28) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But for the first time, the annual award ceremony aired on CBS in addition to BET and BET HER.
Hosted by Insecure star Amanda Seales, the show featured a slew of major performances from Public Enemy, Megan Thee Stallion to DaBaby, Roddy Ricch and more.
Drake led the pack with with six nominations, followed by Hot Girl Meg and Roddy who had five nominations each. Beyoncé, Chris Brown, DaBaby, Lizzo and Nicki Minaj were also tied for the third-most nominations with four a piece. Other notable nominees include Travis Scott, Cardi B, Griselda, Migos, Rapsody and the late Pop Smoke.
See the full list of winners below.
BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST
Beyoncé
H.E.R.
Jhene Aiko
Kehlani
Lizzo — WINNER\*
Summer Walker
BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST
Anderson .Paak
Chris Brown — WINNER\*
Jacquees
Khalid
The Weeknd
Usher
BEST GROUP
Chloe X Halle
City Girls
Earthgang
Griselda
Jackboys
Migos — WINNER\*
BEST COLLABORATION
Chris Brown f. Drake – “No Guidance” — WINNER\*
DJ Khaled f. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher”
Future f. Drake – “Like is Good”
H.E.R. f. YG – “Slide”
Megan Thee Stallion f. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign – “Hot Girl Summer”
Wale f. Jeremih – “On Chill”
BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST
DaBaby — WINNER\*
Drake
Future
Lil Baby
Roddy Ricch
Travis Scott
BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST
Cardi B
Doja Cat
Lizzo
Megan Thee Stallion — WINNER\*
Nicki Minaj
Saweetie

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Chris Brown f. Drake – “No Guidance”
DaBaby – “Bop”
DJ Khaled f. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher” — WINNER\*
Doja Cat – “Say So”
Megan Thee Stallion f. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign – “Hot Girl Summer”
Roddy Ricch- “The Box”

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Benny Boom
Cole Bennett
Dave Meyers
Director X
Eif Rivera
Teyana “Spike Tee” Taylor — WINNER\*
BEST NEW ARTIST
Danileigh
Lil Nas X
Pop Smoke
Roddy Ricch — WINNER\*
Summer Walker
YBN Cordae
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Cuz I Love You – Lizzo
Fever – Megan Thee Stallion
Homecoming: The Live Album – Beyoncé
I Used to Know Her – H.E.R.
Kirk – DaBaby
Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial – Roddy Ricch — WINNER\*
DR. BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD
Fred Hammond – “Alright”
John P. Kee f. Zacardi Cortez – “I Made It Out”
Kanye West – “Follow God”
Kirk Franklin – “Just For Me” — WINNER\*
PJ Morton f. Le’Andria Johnson & Mary Mary – “All In His Plan”
The Clark Sisters – “Victory”
BEST ACTRESS
Angela Bassett
Cynthia Erivo
Issa Rae — WINNER\*
Regina King
Tracee Ellis Ross
Zendaya
BEST ACTOR
Billy Porter
Eddie Murphy
Forest Whitaker
Jamie Foxx
Michael B. Jordan — WINNER\*
Omari Hardwick
YOUNGSTARS AWARD
Alex Hibbert
Asante Blackk
Jahi Di’Allo Winston
Marsai Martin — WINNER\*
Miles Brown
Storm Reid
BEST MOVIE
Bad Boys for Life
Dolemite Is My Name
Harriet
Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé
Just Mercy
Queen & Slim — WINNER\*
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
Ajee Wilson
Claressa Shields
Coco Gauff
Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams
Simone Biles — WINNER\*
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Kawhi Leonard
LeBron James — WINNER\*
Odell Beckham Jr.
Patrick Mahomes II
Stephen Curry
BET HER AWARD
Alicia Keys – “Underdog”
Beyoncé f. Blue Ivy Carter, Wizkid & Saint Jhn – “Brown Skin Girl” — WINNER\*
Ciara f. Lupita Nyong’o, Ester Dean, City Girls & La La – “Melanin”
Layton Greene – “I Choose”
Lizzo f. Missy Elliott – “Temp”
Rapsody f. PJ Morton – “Afeni”
VIEWER’S CHOICE AWARD
Chris Brown f. Drake – “No Guidance”
DaBaby – “Bop”
Future f. Drake – “Like is Good”
H.E.R. f. YG – “Slide”
Megan Thee Stallion f. Nicki Minaj- “Hot Girl Summer” — WINNER\*
Roddy Ricch- “The Box”
The Weeknd – “Heartless”
BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
Burna Boy (Nigeria) — WINNER\*
Innoss’B (DRC)
Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
Dave (U.K.)
Stormzy (U.K.)
Ninho (France)
S.Pri Noir (France)
VIEWER’S CHOICE: BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT
Rema (Nigeria)
Sha Sha (Zimbabwe) — WINNER\*
Celeste (U.K.)
Young T & Bugsey (U.K.)
Hatik (France)
Stacy (France)

taken from HipHopDX: https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.56568/title.here-are-the-2020-bet-awards-winners
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2020.06.22 07:31 TexasDD The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 5 Episode 2 - “Unconfirmed Reports”

The Wire - Anniversary Rewatch and Discussion - Season 5 Episode 2 - “Unconfirmed Reports”
Original air date: January 13, 2008
Written by: David Simon, William F. Zorzi
Directed by: Ernest R. Dickerson
Opening title card: “This ain't Aruba, bitch." - Bunk
 
Season 5 Episode 2 Poll
 
Season 5 Episode 1 Poll Results - 7 votes
 
Rate the episode on a scale of 1-10
10 - 1 votes 8 - 4 votes 7 - 4 votes
 
Best scene
Bunk and Landsman put DeShawn through the lie detector test. - 5 Bunk interrogating DeShawn. - 2 Haynes and Spry explain to Gutierrez that people can't be evacuated. Well, they can, but... - 2 Major Crimes back at it, surveilling a meeting with Marlo. - 1 Sgt. Carver does the debrief for an angry Western District. - 1 A fight breaks out in the Western District parking lot. - 1 Back to Major Crimes, as half watches Marlo, and the other half track the kid on the moped. - 1 Marlo and Chris discussing the po-po on their ass. - 1 Major Crimes meets back up at the office. - 1 Michael tells Dukie he's taking him off the corner work so he can focus on taking care of Bug. - 1 Bubbles' sister has him leave her house because she's going to work. - 1 Partlow steals Sergeis picture from a case file, and McNulty follows up. - 1 Herc with his new employer, Maury Levy. - 1
 
Most memorable line/lines
"We even went to Mickey D's for him because he was so motherfucking helpful." - 2 "Americans are a stupid people, by and large. We pretty much believe whatever we're told." - 2 "The bigger the lie, the more they believe." - 2 "...just a weak-ass mayor of a broke-ass city." - 2 "Someday, I want to find out what it feels like to work for a real newspaper." - 2 "You know what a healthy newsroom is? It's a magical place where people argue about everything all the time." - 2 "A building can be evacuated. To evacuate a person is to give that person an enema." - 2 "We even went to Mickey D's for him because he was so motherfucking helpful." - 1 "Lie. You lying motherfucker." "The machine is never wrong, son." - 1 "In the real world they pay professionals. That's why we call them pros." - 1 "Every plan, a weak link." - 1 "I need budget lines in case anybody is threatening to commit an act of daily journalism." - 1 "The details, Miss Gutierrez. At the "Baltimore Sun", God still resides in the details." - 1 "Colonel, we got no money. We've got no fucking money at all." - 1 "So one thieving politician trumps 22 dead bodies. Good to know." - 1 "Hey, any night a Baltimore politician calls you a son of a bitch is a good night. Am I right?" - 1 "Wonder what it feels like to work in a real fucking police department." - 1
 
Best Performance
Dominic West (Officer James “Jimmy” McNulty) - 3 Jamie Hector (Marlo Stanfield) - 3 Clark Johnson (City Editor Augustus "Gus" Haynes) - 2 Wendell Pierce (Det. William "Bunk" Moreland) - 2 Jermaine Crawford (Duquan "Dukie" Weems) - 2 Method Man (Melvin "Cheese" Wagstaff) - 2 Clarke Peters (Det. Lester Freamon) - 1 Andre Royo (Reginald "Bubbles" Cousins) - 1 Sonja Sohn (Det. Shakima "Kima" Greggs) - 1 Domenick Lombardozzi (Det. Thomas "Herc" Hauk) - 1 Tristan Mack Wilds (Michael Lee) - 1 Michael Kostroff (Maurice "Maury" Levy) - 1 Isiah Whitlock Jr. (State Sen. R. Clayton "Clay" Davis) - 1 Robert F. Chew (Joseph "Proposition Joe" Stewart) - 1 Felicia Pearson (Felicia "Snoop" Pearson) - 1 Anwan Glover (Slim Charles) - 1 Jay Landsman (Lt. Dennis Mello) - 1 Gregory L. Williams (Det. Michael Crutchfield) - 1 Thuliso Dingwall (Kenard) - 1 Dante Painter Jr. (DeShawn) - 1
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2020.06.21 01:35 SoundOf1HandClapping Vic Mignogna Lawsuit - The Story So Far (Part 3)

STORY SO FAR - PART 3

Part 1 Here
Part 2 here
(all documents are PDFs hosted on Google Drive unless otherwise noted)

PLAINTIFF:

VIC MIGNOGNA
Legal team: Ty Beard, Jim Bullock, Carey-Elisa Christie, and Kristina Ross, of the firm Beard-Harris-Bullock-Christie (formerly Beard-Harris-Bullock-Hughes). On 9-4-2019 An Lee Hsu, of the firm Martinez Hsu, joined Vic's legal team. He has some specialization in contract law. On 11-5-2019, Michael Martinez, also of Martinez Hsu, joined Vic's legal team. He has experience with contract and appellate law.

DEFENDANTS:

FUNIMATION
Legal team: John Volney and Rebecca L. Adams of the firm Lynn-Pinker-Cox-Hurst.
MONICA RIAL/RONALD TOYE (jointly represented)
Legal team: Casey Erick and Andrea Perez of the firm Kessler-Collins. As of 6-10-2019, Casey Erick has listed his firm as Cowles & Thompson. On 6-26-2019 J. Sean Lemoine, of the firm Wick Phillips joined Monica's and Ron's legal team. He appears to specialize in TCPA/Anti-SLAPP motions. On 9-5-2019, Perez moved to the firm Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, L.L.P..
JAMIE MARCHI
Legal team: Samuel H. Johnson of the firm Johnson And Sparks PLLC

COURT/JUDGE:

141ST DISTRICT COURT / JOHN P. CHUPP

CASE NUMBER: 141-307474-19

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APPEALS COURT/JUDGES

On October 4, 2019, Judge Chupp dismissed the lawsuit against all defendants following the TCPA hearing on September 6th. On October 24th, Vic filed a Notice Of Appeal.
2ND DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS:
Lee Gabriel, Dabney Bassel, Elizabeth Kerr, Bonie Sudderth, Mike Wallach, Wade Birdwell, and Dana Womack. On July 20th, the appeals court assigned Chief Justice Sudderth, Justice Womack, and Justice Wallach to review the appeal.

APPEAL NUMBER: 02-19-00394-CV

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  1. Vic Mignogna's initial complaint. Filed 4-18-2019. Causes of action: Defamation, tortious interference with existing contracts, tortious interference with prospective business relations, civil conspiracy, and vicarious liability.
  2. Monica Rial's and Ron Toye's motion to quash their depositions and requests for protective orders. Filed 5-7-2019
  3. Ty Beard's letter to Casey Erick involving deposition of Vic. Filed 5-9-2019
  4. Ty Beard's second letter to Casey Erick involving deposition of Vic. Filed 5-9-2019
  5. Notice for hearing for Vic Mignogna's motion to quash and request for confidentiality/protective order. Filed 5-10-2019. Hearing scheduled 5-31-2019.
  6. Vic Mignogna's motion to quash and request for confidentiality/protective order. Filed 5-10-2019.
  7. Monica Rial's and Ron Toye's Original Answer. Filed 5-13-2019.
  8. Motion for Substitute Service for Jamie Marchi. Filed 5-13-2019.
  9. Funimation's confirmation of lawsuit papers. Papers delivered by USPS 5-3-2019; confirmation filed 5-14-2019. Answer to lawsuit due 6-10-2019.
  10. Confirmation of Substitute Service to Jamie Marchi's residence. Filed 5-23-2019; confirmation filed 5-26-2019. Papers served by process server Lamont Aldridge. Answer to lawsuit due 6-17-2019.
  11. Monica Rial's and Ron Toye's response to Vic Mignogna's motion to quash and request for confidentiality/protective order. Filed 5-29-2019
  12. Funimation accepts Rule 11 Agreement. Filed 5-29-2019.
  13. Jamie Marchi's Original Answer. Filed 5-31-2019.
  14. Letter to court clerk to give notice to the judge on proposed confidentiality. Filed 5-31-2019. See below.
  15. Plaintiff's proposed confidentiality agreement. Filed 5-31-2019. This paper has not been signed by the judge as of this posting, and is thus not in effect.
  16. Funimation's Original Answer. Filed 6-10-2019
  17. Rial/Toye/Vic Motion to extend/Deposition dates. Filed 6-17-2019.
  18. Order for judge to sign regarding motion to extend. Filed 6-17-2019. Simply a template for the judge to sign off on.
  19. Notice of change of address for Casey Erick Filed 6-18-2019. A simple notice of Casey Erick changing firms.
  20. Vic's motion to compel for Monica's and Ron's discovery materials. Filed 6-21-2019
  21. Vic's amended motion to compel. Filed 6-24-2019. 126 pages. The motion itself is mostly the same, but many more exhibits were added.
  22. Transcript of Vic Mignogna's deposition. Only names of certain parties are redacted. From 6-26-2019
  23. Notice Of Appearance of J. Sean Lemoine for Rial/Toye. Filed 6-26-2019
  24. Funimation's TCPA Motion To Dismiss. Filed 7-1-2019
  25. Funimation's Proposed Order For Motion To Dismiss. Paper is just a template for the judge to sign
  26. Rial/Toye Notice Of Litigation Hold. Filed 7-1-2019.
  27. Notice of Deposition for Nick Rekieta Filed 7-2-2019
  28. Funimation's Notice of Hearing for TCPA Filed 7-3-2019. Hearing date set for 1:30PM, 8-8-2019
  29. Vic's motion to quash Nick Rekieta's deposition. Filed 7-3-2019.
  30. Rial/Toye Motion to Conduct Discovery. Filed 7-9-2019. Among the exhibits is Vic's June 26th deposition.
  31. Plaintiff's Response to Defendant's Special Exceptions. Filed 7-12-2019.
  32. Plaintiff's Amended Complaint Filed 7-12-2019.
  33. Notice of Cancellation Of Defendant's Special Exceptions Hearing. Filed 7-17-2019
  34. Rial/Toye's TCPA Motion To Dismiss. Filed 7-19-2019
  35. Jamie Marchi's TCPA Motion To Dismiss. Filed 7-19-2019
  36. Rial/Toye Notice Of Hearing for TCPA. Filed 7-23-2019. Hearing date set for 1:30PM, 8-8-2019
  37. Marchi's Notice Of Hearing for TCPA. Filed 7-24-2019. Hearing date set for 1:30PM, 8-8-2019
  38. Plaintiff's Motion to Strike - Funimation TCPA evidence.
  39. Plaintiff's Notice of Hearing for Motion to Strike - Funimation. Filed 7-25-2019. Hearing date set for 1:30PM, 8-8-2019
  40. Rial/Toye supplemental affirmative defense. Filed 7-26-2019
  41. Funimation supplemented affirmative defense brief. Filed 7-29-2019
  42. Vic's Motion for TCPA Continuance. Filed 7-29-2019. Hearing requested for 8-29-2019.
  43. Vic's Notice of Hearing for continuance. Filed 7-29-2019. Hearing is set for 8-1-2019, via teleconference.
  44. Order granting Plaintiff's Motion to Continue Filed 7-29-2019. This is only a template for the judge to sign.
  45. Rial/Toye supplement to TCPA. Filed 7-30-2019.
  46. Funimation's Objection to continuance. Filed 7-30-2019.
  47. Marchi's Objection to continuance. Filed 7-30-2019.
  48. Lemoine's email correspondence (on behalf of Rial/Toye) concerning continuance. Email sent 7-30-2019.
  49. Lemoine's email to Judge Chupp concerning the 8-1-2019 teleconference hearing. Filed 7-31-2019.
  50. Vic's Amended Motion for TCPA Continuance. Filed 7-31-2019.
  51. Volney email to Judge Chupp concerning the 8-1-2019 teleconference hearing. Filed 8-1-2019.
  52. Vic's exhibit concerning the 8-1-2019 teleconference hearing. Filed 8-1-2019.
  53. Rule 11 Agreement concerning TCPA hearing. Filed 8-6-2019.
  54. Funimation's Notice of Hearing for the TCPA. Filed 8-6-2019. Hearing set for 9-6-2019.
  55. Rial/Toye Notice Of Hearing for the TCPA. Filed 8-6-2019. Hearing set for 9-6-2019
  56. John Volney and Christian Orozco vacation letter. Filed 8-7-2019.
  57. Vic's Motion to Strike late evidence. Filed 8-7-2019.
  58. Rial/Toye response to Vic's motion to strike. Filed 8-29-2019.
  59. Funimation response to Vic's motion to strike. Filed 8-29-2019.
  60. Vic's Response to TCPA Motion To Dismiss. Filed 8-31-2019.
  61. Vic's Motion For Leave To File Late Due To Technical Difficulties. Filed 9-3-2019.
  62. Vic's Motion to Withdraw Affidavits. Filed 9-3-2019.
  63. Vic's Second Amended Petition. Filed 9-3-2019.
  64. Vic's Supplement to Second Amended Petition. Filed 9-3-2019.
  65. Defendants' Omnibus Objections To Vic's TCPA Evidence. Filed 9-3-2019.
  66. Defendants' Joint Response/Cross Motion to Strike. Filed 9-3-2019.
  67. Funimation's Response to Vic's Motion to Strike Evidence. Filed 9-3-2019.
  68. Marchi Reponse to Vic's Reponse To TCPA. Filed 9-3-2019.
  69. Notice of Hearing for Joint Response and Cross Motion. Filed 9-3-2019.
  70. Judge Chupp's Order Denying Motion To Strike. Filed 9-3-2019. In reference to Document #24, above.
  71. Notice Of Hearing for TCPA. Filed 9-3-2019. Hearing is September 6th, at 10:00 AM.
  72. Lemoine Letter To Judge Chupp. Filed 9-4-2019
  73. Notice Of Appearance: An Lee Hsu. Filed 9-4-2019. He will be part of Vic's team.
  74. Notice Of Change Of Firm: Andrea Perez. 9-5-2019. She is one of Rial/Toye's lawyers.
  75. Subpoena for Vic Mignogna. Filed 9-5-2019.
  76. Motion To Quash Subpoena of Vic Mignogna and for Protective Order. Filed 9-5-2019.
  77. Vic's Amended Motion Strike or Disregard Late Filings. Filed 9-5-2019
  78. Vic's Strike Chart For Struck Evidence. Filed 9-5-2019.
  79. Funimation's Bench Brief On TRCP 59. 9-6-2019.
  80. Transcript of the TCPA Hearing. From 9-6-2019.
  81. Judge Chupp's Order For Mediation. Filed 9-17-2019.
  82. Threats against Judge Chupp.
  83. Transcript of the September 17th Mediation Hearing.
  84. Judge Chupp's ruling on the TCPA. Filed 10-4-2019.
  85. Lemoine's letter to Chupp regarding fees/sanctions/hearing. Filed 10-22-2019
  86. John Volney notice of vacation. Filed 10-22-2019
  87. Rial/Toye notice of intent to serve subpoena to Beard, Harris, Bullock, Hughes. Filed 10-23-2019
  88. Rial/Toya notice of intent to serve subpoena to Ty Beard. Filed 10-23-2019
  89. Vic's Notice Of Appeal. Filed 10-24-2019.
  90. Rial/Toyed Notice Of Hearing regarding sanctions. Filed 10-24-2019.
  91. Lemoine's letter to Chupp regarding appeals.. 10-24-2019.
  92. Motion To Quash the deposition of Chris Slatosch. Filed 10-28-2019.
  93. Rial/Toye Motion To Compel Slatosch Deposition. Filed 10-29-2019
  94. Rial/Toye Proposed Court Order for Slatosch Deposition. Filed 10-29-2019
  95. Rial/Toye Motion To Dismiss Appeal. Filed 10-29-2019.
  96. Rial/Toye Notice Of Submission Hearing. Filed 10-30-2019.
  97. Rial/Toye Affidavit of intent to serve Ty Beard. Filed 10-30-2019
  98. Rial/Toye Affidavit of intent to serve BHBH. Filed 10-30-2019.
  99. RialToye Subpoena Duces Tecum for Slatosch deposition. Filed 10-31-2019
  100. Funimation's Motion for Fees/Costs/Sanctions. Filed 11-04-2019
  101. Vic's Response to Motion to Compel deposition, Amended Motion to Quash, and Requests for sanctions against Rial/Toye. Filed 11-04-2019.
  102. Vic sent a letter to Chupp seeking a cancelation of the November 7th hearing. Filed 11-04-2019
  103. Appeals Docketing Statement. Filed 11-04-2019.
  104. Rial/Toye's Motion for Fees/Costs/Sanction. Filed 11-04-2019.
  105. Marchi's Motion for Fees/Costs/Sanction. Filed 11-04-2019.
  106. Funimation Notice Of Hearing for costs/fees/sanctions. Filed 11-05-2019 The hearing will take place November 21st, at 10:30 AM.
  107. Marchi Notice Of Hearing for costs/fees/sanctions. Filed 11-05-2019. The hearing will take place November 21st, at 10:30 AM.
  108. Vic Notice Of Hearing. Filed 11-05-2019.
  109. Rial/Toye Supplement to their Motion to Compel. Filed 11-05-2019
  110. Notice of Apperance: Michael Martinez. Filed 11-05-2019.
  111. Rial/Toye's subpoena for Ty Beard. Filed 11-07-2019.
  112. Lemoine's letter Judge Chupp regarding the November 8th hearing. Filed 11-11-2019
  113. Rial/Toye proposed order for the November 8th hearing. Filed 11-11-2019
  114. Martinez's letter to Judge Chupp regarding the November 8th hearing. Filed 11-11-2019
  115. Vic's proposed order for the November 8th hearing. Filed 11-11-2019
  116. Rial/Toye subpoena for Vic on the November 21st fees/sanction hearing. Filed 11-11-2019
  117. Court Order regarding the November 8th Hearing. Filed 11-12-2019.
  118. Vic's Motion for protective order for Ty Beard. Filed 11-12-2019.
  119. Court clerk's notice of recipt of payment. Filed 11-15-2019.
  120. Vic's Motion For Continuance. Filed 11-15-2019.
  121. Vic's Proposed Order for above motion. Filed 11-15-2019.
  122. Transcript from the November 8th hearing. Obtained 11-19-2019.
  123. Funimation's response to Vic's Motion For Continuance. Filed 11-19-2019
  124. Rial/Toye's Joinder to Funimation's Reponse. Filed 11-19-2019.
  125. Marchi's Joinder to Funimation's Response. Filed 11-20-2019.
  126. Vic's Response And Objections to Funimation. Filed 11-20-2019.
  127. Vic's Response And Objections to Rial/Toye. Filed 11-20-2019.
  128. Vic's Response And Objections to Marchi. Filed 11-21-2019.
  129. Vic's Motion to Strike Evidence. Filed 11-21-2019.
  130. Transcript for 11-21-2019 Fees/Sanctions Hearing. From 11-21-2019.
  131. Ty Beard Notice of Vacation. Filed 11-22-2019.
  132. Final Ruling on Fees/Sanctions. Filed 11-25-2019.
  133. Rial/Toye Post-Hearing Brief. Filed 11-25-2019.
  134. Rial/Toye Request for Fact Finding and Conclusions of Law. Filed 11-26-2019.
  135. Ty Beard amended Notice of Vacation. Filed 11-27-2019.
  136. Vic's Supplemental Designation for the Clerk's Record. Filed 12-3-2019.
  137. An Lee Su Notice of Vacation. Filed 12-9-2019.
  138. Christian Orozco Notice of Vacation. Filed 12-9-2019.
  139. 2nd Court Of Appeals' Order Denying Appellee's Motion to Dismiss. Filed 12-11-2019.
  140. Rial/Toye Notice Of Cross Appeal. Filed 12-13-2019.
  141. Jim Bullock Notice of Vacation. Filed 12-16-2019.
  142. Rial/Toye Notice of Past Due Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law. Filed 12-20-2019.
  143. Rial/Toye Motion for New Trial or to Modify Final Judgment. Filed 12-26-2019.
  144. 2nd Court Of Appeals Notice for Deadlines. Filed 1-7-2020.
  145. Sam Johnson Notice Of Vacation. Filed 1-8-2020.
  146. Rial/Toye Cross Appeal Docket. Filed 1-8-2020.
  147. Rial/Toye Letter to Appeals Clerk for fees. Filed 1-8-2020.
  148. Vic's Unopposed Motion to Extend Appeal Deadline. Filed 1-27-2020.
  149. Court Order Granting Vic's Extension. Filed 1-27-2020.
  150. Notice Of Rial/Toye Late Appeal Brief. Filed 2-11-2020.
  151. Plaintiff's letter to clerk regarding clerk's record. Filed 2-12-2020.
  152. Court Clerk Third Supplement Filing. Filed 2-14-2020.
  153. Rial/Toye Unopposed Motion To Extend Cross-Appeal Deadline. Filed 2-19-2020.
  154. Court Order Granting Rial/Toye's Extension. Filed 2-19-2020.
  155. Vic's Second Unopposed Motion to Extend Appeal Deadline. Filed 2-19-2020.
  156. Court Clerk Fourth Supplement Filing. Filed 2-19-2020.
  157. Court Order Granting Vic's Second Extension. 2-19-2020.
  158. Vic's Appellant Brief. Filed 2-19-2020.
  159. Notice of Appellant's Brief Filed. Filed 2-29-2020.
  160. Funimation's Unopposed Motion to Extend Appeal Deadline. Filed 2-25-2020.
  161. Court Order Granting Funimation's Extension. Filed 2-27-2020.
  162. Marchi's Unopposed Motion to Extend Appeal Deadline. Filed 2-28-2020.
  163. Court Order Granting Marchi's Extension. Filed 3-2-2020.
  164. Jim Bullock Notice Of Vacation. Filed 3-4-2020.
  165. Rial/Toye's Unopposed Motion to Extend Appeal Deadline. 3-9-2020.
  166. Clerk Letter for Rial/Toye Motion For Extension. 3-9-2020.
  167. Court Order Granting Rial/Toye's Extension. Filed 3-10-2020.
  168. Funimation Appellee Response Brief. Filed 3-31-2020.
  169. Jamie Marchi Appellee Response Brief. Filed 3-31-2020.
  170. Rial/Toye Appellee Response Brief and Cross-Appeal Brief. Filed 3-31-2020.
  171. Clerk Receipt of Rial/Toye Briefs. Filed 4-1-2020.
  172. Vic's Unopposed Motion For Extension For Cross-Appellee Brief. Filed 4-17-2020.
  173. Court Order Granting Vic's Extension. Filed 4-20-2020.
  174. Vic's Unopposed Motion For Extension For Appellant Responses. Filed 4-27-2020.
  175. Court Order Granting Vic's Extension. Filed 4-28-2020.
  176. Vic's 2nd Unopposed Motion For Extension For Appellant Responses Filed 5-14-2020.
  177. Court Order Granting Vic's 2nd Extension Filed 5-14-2020.
  178. Vic Sur-Reply Response to Rial/Toye Response. Filed 6-19-2020.
  179. Vic Sur-Reply Response to Marchi Response. Filed 6-19-2020.
  180. Vic Sur-Reply Response to Funimation Response. Filed 6-19-2020.
  181. Vic Reply to Rial/Toye Cross-Appeal. Filed 6-19-2020.
  182. Rial/Toye Cross-Appeal Reply Brief. Filed 7-9-2020.
  183. Appeals Submission Set. Filed 7-20-2020. Date set for September 22nd 2020. There will be no oral arguments.
  184. Funimation Letter Brief to Appellate Court. Filed 9-5-2020.
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2020.04.18 00:13 film_nerd406 Spider Man: Life Story Season 2: The 70's

Season 2: The 70's
Director(s): The Safdie Brothers

Episode 1 - Staying Alive
In the spring of 1971, Peter Parker (Timothee Chalamet) is in his final year of college and his life seems to be going better than ever. Peter has been dating Gwen Stacy (Elle Fanning) ever since his sophmore year of high school and has plans to propose to her. In addition to this, the public is now in support of Spider Man, with him becoming a well known figure around the world. On the other hand, the government is becoming increasignly angered with Spider Man for not fighting in Veitnam for them, causing the government to devolp 'heroes' of their own. Meanwhile, Harry Osborne (Lucas Hedges) has become reculsive, having devolped a terminal illness that's been slowly and painfully killing him. Now, Harry's been given a matter of months to live and in an uncharecterstic move, Norman Osborne (Woody Harrelson) has become determined to find a cure. Back with Peter, one of his classes is taught by Proffeser Curt Connors (Jeffrey Wright), and through their interactions we learn that the two have a long history together. Flashbacks reveal that in the mid 60's, Connors transformed into The Lizard after an expirement gone-wrong and fought Spider Man. But, since the fight was mostly underground, the public never found out about it, and it's remained a close secret between Peter and Connors. Because of this, Connors is aware that Peter is Spider Man and has begun to become a mentor figure to Peter. However, Peter is reluctant to become close to Connors as he doesn't want to make the same mistakes with Connors that he did with Otto. That night, Peter and Gwen have dinner at with her father, George (Toby Leonard Moore). Afterwards, Peter asks George permission to propose to Gwen but George denies Peter's request. Elsewhere, Connors in the midst of packing up his things to leave for the day when suddenly, Norman approches him. Connors asks Norman what he wants and Norman gives Connors a breifcase, saying that he'll give Connors a large sum of money to create this serum. Connors reluctauntly agrees, but by the time he looks up, Norman has already walked out. CUT TO BLACK.

Episode 2 - Rocketman
Peter enters his class with Proffesor Connors and meets a new student: Mary Jane Watson (Jessica Barden).Mary Jane's free-spirited personality contrasts Peter's uptightness, and the two start to become freinds. The following day, Spider Man stops a criminal when he's suddenly approched by Steve Rogers (Ryan Gosling), AKA Captain America, a widely known government agent and war hero. Captain America tells Spider Man that he's about to go to Veitnam again and that this Spider Man's last chance to join him. Spider Man refuses, promting Captain America to use propaganda in an attempt to get Spider Man to with him. However, Spider Man tells him that he doesn't want any part in the war, then swinging away. As this happens, Connors has been working incessantly on the serum as Harry's condition continues to get worse. Later, Peter has lunch with Gwen and Peter notices that Gwen seems upset. Gwen sighs, telling Peter that it feels like they've been seeing eachother less and less with Peter spending more time as Spider Man and the two of them going to diffrent schools. Peter promises to spend more time with her, struggling to maintain his relationship with Gwen while also carrying on being Spider Man. Several days later, Peter visits his Aunt May (Jamie Lee Curtis) and is dismayed to see the financial struggle she's currently facing. Peter offers to help even though he doesn't have much money himself, but May tells Peter that she shouldn't have to worry about that. Back with Connors, he finishes the serum and decides to inject it into himself in order to test it out. Connors falls backwards and screams out in pain as it's revealed he used a formula similar to the one that turned him into The Lizard. Connors skin turns to scales as his face elongates, once again becoming The Lizard except this time, he's much bigger and much stronger. Connors loses all control of himself and as his transformation completes, he breaks the window and escapes into the night. CUT TO BLACK.

Episode 3 - Stuck In The Middle With You
Early in the morning, Peter arrives at his low-paying job as a photographer for The Daily Bugle. Peter enters the office of his boss, J Jonah Jameson (Nick Offerman) and shows him exclusive pictures of Spider Man. However, Jameson tells Peter that he doesn't print stories about that kind of material, claiming that it's not really 'news'. Peter tries to convince Jameson to accept the pictures but as he finishes his sentance, Jameson demands for Peter to get out. Several hours later, The Lizard begins wreaking havoc and Spider Man rushes to stop him, needing to save both the citizens and Connors. After a long fight, Spider Man manages to hold down The Lizard and injects him with the cure. Although the cure worked the first time Connors transformed into the Lizard, it ends up doing barley anything. The Lizard then pulls the needle out and injures Spider Man before escaping. Soon after this, Peter tells Gwen that it seems like he's more stressed then ever and is worried about what to do about The Lizard. Gwen tells Peter that it's not his responsibility to got after The Lizard, to which Peter says that if anyone else gets to Connors they'll kill him. As Peter says this, everything cuts to Latin America where we see world famous hunter Sergei Kravinoff (Pedro Pascal). Kraven reads the newspaper and sees a picture of The Lizard, smiling as he does. Kraven then puts down the newspaper and calls his travel agency, telling them to get him a flight to New York. CUT TO BLACK.

Episode 4 - Bohemian Rhapsody
Several days after the events of episode 3, Kraven arrives in New York, fully prepared to hunt and kill The Lizard. As this happens, Peter continues searching for The Lizard, who hasn't made a public appearence since it's first one. Peter suits up as Spider Man and goes into the sewers in an attempt to find The Lizard. Eventually, Spider Man ends up finding The Lizard only to met by Kraven. Kraven shoots at The Lizard, causing it to run away. As Kraven runs after The Lizard, Spider Man stops him and nearly apprehends him until Kraven stabs Spider Man, then getting away. Soon after this, Gwen tends to Peter's wounds, who now must protect The Lizard from Kraven while also stopping The Lizard from hurting anymore people. Elsewhere, Norman, frustrated after what happened with Connors, has his scientists start working on the serum. Everything then cuts to The Lizard where we see that the human side of him is trying to fight back against The Lizard side, showing that there's still some part of Connors left. The following day, Peter walks to his colledge class when suddenly, The Lizard bursts through the glass. As everyone runs out of the builidng, Peter instead runs towards The Lizard, determineds to stop him before it's too late. Peter manages to get a hit on The Lizard but as he goes in for another one, The Lizard throws him through the wall. The Lizard slowly walks towards the rubble and he does, Peter arrives in his Spider Man costume. Spider Man uses his web shooter to collapse a light on The lizard, who quickly gets back up and chases Spider Man throughout the building. Spider Man climbs onto The Lizard's back and tries to appeal to Connor's emotions. However, right as it seems like Spider Man may have gotten through to Connors, The Lizard side of him takes over and throws Spider Man to the ground. The Lizard prepares to kill Spider Man but before he can, Mary Jane appears and distracts The Lizard. The Lizard looks up at Mary Jane and starts running towards her and Spider Man webs The Lizard's feet shut. The Lizard tries to claw at Spider Man, who webs his arm together, then webbing him to the wall. Thinking that The Lizard is trapped, Spider Man gets Mary Jane and the other remaining students in the building to safety. Spider Man then goes back to the spot where he trapped The Lizard only to find that The Lizard's escaped. Spider Man rushes out of the building and sees The Lizard from afar. Spider Man begins chasing after The Lizard, with the chase ending after The Lizard is attacked by Kraven. Spider Man faces off against Kraven and The Lizard at the same time, but the fight comes to a halt after the police, led by George Stacy, surrond them. Suddenly, The Lizard begins ruthlessly killing the officers, causing Spider Man to become distracted, now being focused on saving the officers. Kraven uses this oppurtnity to shoot and kill The Lizard and as Spider Man sees The Lizard's corpse, Spider Man starts to pound away at Kraven, beating him to a pulp. A look of realization appears on Kraven's face as he discerns who he should've been hunting all along. As Spider Man walks away, we fade in to Veitnam where Flash Thompson (Richard Ellis) enters a veitnamese village with a group of soliders. Flash and the soldiers prepare to gun down the villagers when suddenly, a sheild knocks them to their feet. Flash looks up, saying, "I knew you'd be a tratior." The camera pans up to reveal Captain America holding the sheild in his hands. Captain America spits as Flash, telling him that, "You go back... and you tell Stark that these people are under my protection." CUT TO BLACK.

Episode 5 - Alone Again
On a cold, rainy day, Peter stands with Gwen at George Stacy's funeral while on a news report, Jameson gives a rundown of the recent events in which he brands Spider Man as a menace. Jameson blames Spider Man for all the deaths caused by The Lizard and Peter blames himself as well. Gwen falls into depression, not talking to anybody and consinintley skipping her classes. Elsewhere, the government sends Tony Stark (Aaron Taylor Johnson) in a mechanized flight suit after Captain America, who has turned on the government in Veitnam. In addition to this, Flash goes after Captain America with a group of soldiers, angered at Captain America for embarrasing him. Meanwhile, Norman's scientists are nearing completion on the serum that will save Harry's life. Several days later, Gwen breaks up with Peter, telling him that she can't handle being in a relationship right now. With a heavy heart, Peter reluctantly tells Gwen that he understands, and as she walks away, Peter looks at the wedding ring he was going to give her, then closing his eyes in sorrow. Back in Veitnam, Captain America saves a group of innocent civilans when suddenly, Stark, or, as he calls himself, Iron Man, arrives at the scene. Captain America warns Iron Man to retreat before it's too late, but Iron Man instead makes a witty remark and fires at Captain America. Captain America manages to narrowly avoids the bullets and swings his sheild at Iron Man, damaging the rocket booster on his back. At that moment, Flash and his group of soldiers arrive and Flash prepares to kill Captain America. Suddenly, the damage to Iron Man's rocket booster causes it to explode, nearly killing everyone in the vacinity. In the aftermath, Stark is put into a coma and Flash, who was especially close to the blast, loses his legs. Soon after this, Captain America saves a village but as he does, the same villagers he saves brutally murder a group of American soldiers. Captain America kneels over the soldier's dead bodies and looks at how young they were. How they died for a hapless cause which shouldn't have occurred in the first place. Realizing that there's no side who's actually doing the right thing in the war, Captain America turns himself in, swearing never to go back there again. Everything then cuts to Harry on the verge of death. Norman visits his son in the hospital and injects the completed 'Green Goblin Serum' into Harry's arm. Harry begins thrashing around and screams in pain as green veins appear on his skin. Norman slowly steps back, assuring Harry that this will save his life. CUT TO BLACK.

Episode 6 - Purple Haze
Not long after the events of episode 5, Harry wakes up in the hospital feeling remarkably well. Furthermore, Harry's illness has almost completley gone away and with Norman's advice, Harry continues taking the serum. Soon, the effects of the serum increase as Harry starts to display superhuman strength, senses, and agility. Harry reunites with Peter and the two haven't seen eachother in almost a year. However, a freindly discussion dissolves into a bitter arguement, resulting in a physcial fight. To Peter's shock, Harry wins the fight, who then leaves Peter collapsed on the ground. Throughout the next couple of days, Peter visits May, who consoles him about his break-up with Gwen Stacy. Elsewhere, Harry becomes addicted to the serum and Norman does nothing to intervene, claiming that it's greatly beneficial. Harry ends up visiting Gwen after finding that she broke up with Peter, now hoping for a second chance. Harry attempts to comfort Gwen, but she quickly realizes that he's trying to do the same thing as before. Harry grabs Gwen's wrist, telling her that he's been in love with her ever since the first time he saw her. Gwen breaks free of Harry's grasp and runs outside, once again leaving Harry angry and alone. That night, Peter sits at a bar when he ends up seeing Mary Jane there as well. Peter goes over to Mary Jane and the two get drunk together. At one point, Peter accidentally reveals his secret idenity, but Mary Jane assumes he's just saying this because he's drunk and brushes off the remark. Meanwhile, after wallowing in his sorrows, Harry stumbles into Norman's office where he comes across a confidential file with his name on it. Harry opens up the file and disocvers the horrible truth about the serum. In a series of flashbacks, we see that Norman's scientists come up with the idea for The Green Goblin Serum, but they'll need a human subject. With the help of a large amount of poison, as well as bribing many doctors, Norman managed to trick Harry into thinking that he was dying for the past 7 years. Realizing he's been nothing but a pawn in Norman's game, Harry screams in rage, then suddenly laughing at the prospect of Norman's demise. CUT TO BLACK.

Episode 7 - Death On Two Legs
In a crazed state, Harry ingests injects himself with every vial of The Green Goblin Serum he can find, severley overdosing on it. The mutations soon kick in, and Harry painfully transforms a ghoul-like creature. His mind is completley warped, with only his fury and rage remaining. Harry breaks finds a 'glider', body armor, and many other weapons in a secret room and then breaks into Oscorp, killing anyone who stands in between him and Norman. After seeing a news report about the attack, Peter suits up as Spider Man and rushes to stop Harry. Before Harry can kill Norman, Spider Man confronts him, telling Harry that this isn't him. Harry asks Spider Man why the hell he should trust him, and in reponse, Spider Man takes off his mask, revealing his identity to Harry. Harry pauses and then yells at Peter, saying that Peter was in league with Norman this whole time. Peter opens his mouth to speak, but as he does, Harry shoots him in the leg before confronting Norman. Harry presses the gun against Norman's head and prepares to pull the trigger. However, Harry can't bring himself to kill his father despite everything Norman's done to him. Without hesitation, Norman gets up and pushes Harry in the way of the debris, seemingly killing him. Norman then escapes from the ruined building and encounters Spider Man. Norman is forced to reveal everything about Harry as well as the serum. Spider Man demands to know where Harry is, to which Norman tells Spider Man that Harry is dead. Spider Man swears to bring Norman to justice, but Norman simply laughs him off and then drives away. The following day, Peter tells Gwen what happened, snd she breaks down in tears, saying that it's her fault Harry went mad. Meanwhile, a construction crew cleans up the wreakage of Oscorp when suddenly, Harry bursts through the rubble and murders everyone around him. Harry is still alive, and even more bloodthirsty for revenge. However, Harry's decided on a new target: Peter Parker. CUT TO BLACK.

Episode 8 - Fire And Rain
Shortly after the ending of episode 7, Harry wreaks havoc across the city in order to draw out Spider Man. Soon, Spider Man confronts Harry and tries to bring him back to the light. However, Harry is too far gone and heavily injuries Spider Man. Harry then holds Spider Man by the throat and tells him that he must experience true pain. After saying this, Harry drops Spider Man and flies off. Spider Man quickly gets up and, thinking that Harry is referring to Aunt May, rushes towards May's house. Elsewhere, Norman wallows in his sorrows, feeling regret for what he did to Harry. Norman breaks down in tears as he flips through old photos of his son, then overdosing on pills and falling unconcious. Soon after this, Peter rushes into May's house only to find... nothing. May is eating dinner peacefully at the table and nothing seems to be out of the ordinary. At that moment, Peter realizes who Harry is really going after and quickly swings to the city. Meanwhile, Harry holds Gwen hostage on the Brookyln Bridge, telling the police that, "If you shoot me, she dies!" Suddenly, Spider Man arrives and Harry cracks a smile. In the ensuing chaos, Harry grabs Gwen and haphazardly flies around the area with her. Spider Man manages to disable the glider and Harry, Gwen, and Spider Man land at the top of a tower. Harry fights Spider Man, but Spider Man is reluctaunt to hurt Harry as he believes that his freind is still in there. Eventually, Harry overpowers Spider Man and starts pummeling him, screaming in rage as he does. Harry tells Spider Man that he took everything from him as his beats Spider Man nearly to death. But, as Harry goes in for the finishing blow, Spider Man brings himself to fight Harry and kicks him back. Spider Man and Harry engage in a brutal fight as Gwen watches from close by. The fight ends with Peter's standing atop Harry and about to aprehend him when Peter looks at Harry's beaten face. Harry, seeing the remorse in Peter's eyes, reminds him of their history and manages to convince him to let him go. As Peter steps away, Harry laughs, asking Peter how he could've been so foolish. Peter's eyes widen as Harry grabs Gwen and holds her off the edge of the building. Harry tells Peter that all that Peter has done has led to this moment, and now, Peter will finally see the consequences for his actions. With that, Harry throws Gwen off the tower. Peter screams and pushes Harry out the way as he dives towards Gwen. Everything slows down as Peter activates his web shooters and tries to catch Gwen. Peter ends up catching Gwen and a look of relief appears on his face. Peter then rushes towards Gwen but his smile fades away as she doesn't respond to him. Peter holds Gwen in his arms and feels for a pulse only to find none. Tears stream down from Peter eyes as he realizes that the whiplash caused by Peter stopping her fall was what killed her. The camera pans up to show Peter on his knees, hysterical crying at yet another death caused by his recklesness. At the top of the tower, Harry watches on in sadness, taking in what he's just done and having been part of the death of one of the only people he ever cared about. In the aftermath, Harry turns himself in and Norman goes into hiding, both of them having realized the faults of their actions. The day of Harry's trial, a prison guard goes to get Harry only to find that he's hung himself. Back with Peter, he attends Gwen's funeral and considers stopping being Spider Man. As Peter is about to throw his Spider Man suit away, he thinks back to Uncle Ben's words and slides his mask back on. Over a year later, Peter sits with Mary Jane on a rooftop, with the two of them having kept in touch after graduating college. Mary Jane reveals to Peter that she knows he's Spider Man, saying that it was obvious to her from when she first met him. Peter smirks and Mary Jane slowly puts her hand over his. The two then look into eachothers eyes and share a kiss as everything fades to black.

Next: Season 3 - The 80's
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2020.04.14 23:28 ConnaughtonByNature My Friend And I Miss Sports Too Much

We all miss sports. March and April have been tough for the fans. Usually we’d have March Madness, the NBA, the NHL, and the MLB starting up. Instead we’ve had to tide ourselves over with replays of classic games, NBA2K tournaments hosted by the man with the least charisma (if you don’t know who I’m talking about, consider yourself lucky), and most recently, a televised horse competition with the video quality of a flip phone.
Lucky for you, u/senddeaththreats, and I are here for you. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been crafting our own version of March Madness. But instead of using NCAA teams, we’ve used what we refer to as “Guys.” Now you’re probably asking yourself what is a Guy? A Guy can be many things. A Guy is someone who has a particular body of work that interests us. Often, the work that the Guy puts out is frankly, terrible. We cherish the Adam Sandlers, the Eddie Murphys, the Martin Lawrences. Generally speaking, Guys have a certain kind of staying power . Sure, new Guys have come up, but for the most part, the top Guys have been Guys for a long time.
The first thing we had to do in order to pull off our “Guys Madness” was determine the Guys who would make the tournament. To do this, we created a list of any Guy we thought could be a contender. Our initial list ran 130 deep. From there, we had to narrow it down to 68 because of course we had to account for the play-in games. (NOTE: we realized a little late that we were doing the math wrong and had to bump it up to 70 after the first vote) The process of narrowing it down involved a long debate about each Guy’s merits until we had a list we could both be happy with.
Then it came time for the seedings. To do this, we each took the list of Guys and ranked them separately. The top Guy would get the most points.
Final Guys Rankings
So for me, Will Smith got 68 points (again, we fucked up). The last Guy got 1 point. For me, this was Josh Hartnett. We then took our two scores and averaged them to get the Guy’s score. Then we divided them up into seeds based on their score. If there was a tie, we had a frank discussion and laid out pros and cons of each Guy to break the tie and determine seeding.
In order to build the bracket, we used the final bracketology uploaded to ESPN from Joe Lunardi for March Madness 2020, linked below:
Joe Lunardi's Bracketology Bracket
FanSided wrote an article in which they used the same method and then they “played” out the tournament based on how they thought the matches would go. We matched up our Guys with the seeding from the bracketology, so that our Guys would represent the teams that would have appeared in this year’s tournament. And more importantly, their performance in the tournament mirrored FanSided’s predictions for “their” teams.
Guys Seeding/Team Equivalent
Let’s break down our four number one seeds and their Guy status.
MIDWEST REGION:
Our first 1 seed and our top overall seed of the tournament is Will Smith (representing the Kansas Jayhawks). Will Smith has been our top Guy for over 15 years. He’s got longevity which made him an obvious choice for the top overall seed. What makes Will Smith a Guy? Let’s get into it. Ten years ago, Will Smith was the most powerful man in Hollywood. Nearly every movie he released in a 15 year span grossed over $100 million at the box office. One of these films is Wild Wild West, which he chose to star in over The Matrix. Wild Wild West lost a ton of money at the box office, featured Kevin Kline in dual roles (one of them being president Ulysses S. Grant), Kenneth Branagh playing the hammed up villain Dr. Loveless, and of course gave us the classic theme song featuring Dru Hill. Big Will is a clear cut 1 seed because of his filmography as well as his discography. We all know his hit songs like “Gettin Jiggy Wit It,” but did you know that in 2005 he released an album titled “Lost and Found” that featured a song using the Spider-Man theme, as well as a diss track that instead of attacking Eminem, chose to focus on how nice of a guy Big Will is himself? It contains classic lines such as “Will’s a nice guy, he’s so nice I’d let him date my daughter like he was a white guy.”
EAST REGION:
Our next 1 seed was Nicolas Cage (representing the Dayton Flyers). Does Nic Cage really need an introduction? The man is batshit crazy. He owns a dinosaur skull. He dresses like a villain in a film you can only find on the Syfy channel. He’s acted in 29 direct-to-dvd films in just the 2010s alone. He was an obvious choice.
WEST REGION:
Our next 1 seed was Tommy Wiseau (representing the Gonzaga Bulldogs). If you haven’t seen The Room, what are you doing with your life? Tommy Wiseau is the writer, director, executive producer, and star of The Room. He spent 6 million dollars to make this film yet it looks like it was made for less than $200,000. Where did he get the money? We have no idea definitively, but he claims it’s from importing leather jackets from Korea. The Room is often referred to as the “Citizen Kane” of bad movies. If you take away one thing from this post, please let it be to watch this movie for the first time. Your life will be forever changed.
SOUTH REGION:
Our final 1 seed was Adam Sandler (representing the Baylor Bears). Sandler’s body of work speaks for itself. The man makes movies based on where he wants to vacation. He hasn’t made a good comedy in probably 20 years. Does this take away from his classics like Happy Gilmore and The Wedding Singer? Of course not. But there’s just no way you can have a tournament of Guys and not have Sandler at the top.
THE FULL BRACKET
After all the planning and data, this is where things got exciting, but also sad. Our Guys were at the whims of FanSided’s projections, and there was nothing we could do to alter the outcome. Of course, our Guys Madness would have been way more exciting had March Madness actually taken place. Chance would’ve played a bigger part in the tournament. We all remember Loyola, George Mason, and Florida Gulf Coast. What if these teams were represented by Guys like Jackie Chan, Joey Fatone, and Jamie Kennedy (two 11 seeds and a 15 seed, respectively)? This isn’t to say there weren’t still some good upsets. Among the notable first round upsets, we had:
- 12 Tom Green defeated 5 Mark Wahlberg
- 12 Justin Long defeated 5 Ashton Kutcher
- 11 Tim Wilson from The Circle UK defeated 6 Rob Schneider
- 11 Jackie Chan defeated 6 Sean William Scott
But none were as big as 14 seeded Jared Leto defeating 3 seeded Brendan Fraser. And to follow it up, Leto took it a step further and defeated 11 seeded Jackie Chan to make the Sweet Sixteen as a 14 seed. We should mention that we both hate Jared Leto strongly but felt his place in the tournament was deserved.
Other than Jared Leto, the round of 32 only had one major upset and that was 10 seeded Owen Wilson knocking out 2 seed Bruce Willis.
Round of 32 Results
ON TO THE SWEET SIXTEEN!
Sweet Sixteen Results
The top seeds fared well except for one, as 6 seed Keanu Reeves took down 2 seed Mike Myers. This was fresh off Keanu knocking out 3 seed John Travolta in the round of 32. Keanu kept the momentum going and looked to be a strong contender.
THE ELITE EIGHT
Elite Eight Results
The elite 8 is where things really got interesting. We had our first 1 seed fall, as 3 seed Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson took out Tommy Wiseau. And Keanu Reeves followed up his strong showing and knocked out 1 seed Adam Sandler. Also of note is that 1 Will Smith faced off against “Bad Boys” co-star, 2 seed Martin Lawrence. We didn’t even think about this happening when we created the bracket, but what a gift it was.
THE FINAL FOUR
Final Four Results
1 Will Smith vs 1 Nic Cage
3 The Rock vs 6 Keanu Reeves
We couldn’t have asked for more of a contrast. While the two 1 seeds faced off on one side of the bracket, we had surprise contender Keanu and the always dangerous The Rock on the other. We should’ve known Will Smith was doomed from the start since he was playing in place of the Kansas Jayhawks. We know how Bill Self’s teams do in the tournament. And true to form, Big Will was knocked out by Nic Cage. While Keanu made a valiant effort and played a hell of a tournament, The Rock came out on top, setting up a matchup with Nic Cage for all the marbles.
THE CHAMPIONSHIP
Championship Game Results
1 Nic Cage vs 3 The Rock
It’s always less exciting when a 1 seed wins the tournament, and we’re sorry to say that’s exactly what happened here. Nic Cage was crowned the first champion of GUYS MADNESS.
Your 2020 Inaugural Guys Madness Champion
FINAL THOUGHTS
Are we crazy? Probably. Are we bored? Oh absolutely. But most importantly, was this a great use of our time? 100%
In the end, it’s not sports, but it gave us the excitement of a March Madness we had been craving. Now what do we do with all this, you might be asking? Well, there are other ways of simulating out the tournament. And that’s exactly what we did. Even though there hasn’t been a college basketball video game in over a decade, u/senddeaththreats has a PS2 emulator on his computer so we downloaded College Hoops 2K8 and let the games simulate. The results? Well, I guess you’ll have to tune in to the next post. And let me just tease you with this – there were a LOT more upsets.
TL;DR -- we are two bored sports fans and we recreated March Madness using famous people we find amusing. And we call these people GUYS. Thanks for reading!
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2020.04.14 23:28 ConnaughtonByNature My Friend And I Miss Sports Too Much

We all miss sports. March and April have been tough for the fans. Usually we’d have March Madness, the NBA, the NHL, and the MLB starting up. Instead we’ve had to tide ourselves over with replays of classic games, NBA2K tournaments hosted by the man with the least charisma (if you don’t know who I’m talking about, consider yourself lucky), and most recently, a televised horse competition with the video quality of a flip phone.
Lucky for you, u/senddeaththreats, and I are here for you. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been crafting our own version of March Madness. But instead of using NCAA teams, we’ve used what we refer to as “Guys.” Now you’re probably asking yourself what is a Guy? A Guy can be many things. A Guy is someone who has a particular body of work that interests us. Often, the work that the Guy puts out is frankly, terrible. We cherish the Adam Sandlers, the Eddie Murphys, the Martin Lawrences. Generally speaking, Guys have a certain kind of staying power . Sure, new Guys have come up, but for the most part, the top Guys have been Guys for a long time.
The first thing we had to do in order to pull off our “Guys Madness” was determine the Guys who would make the tournament. To do this, we created a list of any Guy we thought could be a contender. Our initial list ran 130 deep. From there, we had to narrow it down to 68 because of course we had to account for the play-in games. (NOTE: we realized a little late that we were doing the math wrong and had to bump it up to 70 after the first vote) The process of narrowing it down involved a long debate about each Guy’s merits until we had a list we could both be happy with.
Then it came time for the seedings. To do this, we each took the list of Guys and ranked them separately. The top Guy would get the most points.
Final Guys Rankings
So for me, Will Smith got 68 points (again, we fucked up). The last Guy got 1 point. For me, this was Josh Hartnett. We then took our two scores and averaged them to get the Guy’s score. Then we divided them up into seeds based on their score. If there was a tie, we had a frank discussion and laid out pros and cons of each Guy to break the tie and determine seeding.
In order to build the bracket, we used the final bracketology uploaded to ESPN from Joe Lunardi for March Madness 2020, linked below:
Joe Lunardi's Bracketology Bracket
FanSided wrote an article in which they used the same method and then they “played” out the tournament based on how they thought the matches would go. We matched up our Guys with the seeding from the bracketology, so that our Guys would represent the teams that would have appeared in this year’s tournament. And more importantly, their performance in the tournament mirrored FanSided’s predictions for “their” teams.
Guys Seeding/Team Equivalent
Let’s break down our four number one seeds and their Guy status.
MIDWEST REGION:
Our first 1 seed and our top overall seed of the tournament is Will Smith (representing the Kansas Jayhawks). Will Smith has been our top Guy for over 15 years. He’s got longevity which made him an obvious choice for the top overall seed. What makes Will Smith a Guy? Let’s get into it. Ten years ago, Will Smith was the most powerful man in Hollywood. Nearly every movie he released in a 15 year span grossed over $100 million at the box office. One of these films is Wild Wild West, which he chose to star in over The Matrix. Wild Wild West lost a ton of money at the box office, featured Kevin Kline in dual roles (one of them being president Ulysses S. Grant), Kenneth Branagh playing the hammed up villain Dr. Loveless, and of course gave us the classic theme song featuring Dru Hill. Big Will is a clear cut 1 seed because of his filmography as well as his discography. We all know his hit songs like “Gettin Jiggy Wit It,” but did you know that in 2005 he released an album titled “Lost and Found” that featured a song using the Spider-Man theme, as well as a diss track that instead of attacking Eminem, chose to focus on how nice of a guy Big Will is himself? It contains classic lines such as “Will’s a nice guy, he’s so nice I’d let him date my daughter like he was a white guy.”
EAST REGION:
Our next 1 seed was Nicolas Cage (representing the Dayton Flyers). Does Nic Cage really need an introduction? The man is batshit crazy. He owns a dinosaur skull. He dresses like a villain in a film you can only find on the Syfy channel. He’s acted in 29 direct-to-dvd films in just the 2010s alone. He was an obvious choice.
WEST REGION:
Our next 1 seed was Tommy Wiseau (representing the Gonzaga Bulldogs). If you haven’t seen The Room, what are you doing with your life? Tommy Wiseau is the writer, director, executive producer, and star of The Room. He spent 6 million dollars to make this film yet it looks like it was made for less than $200,000. Where did he get the money? We have no idea definitively, but he claims it’s from importing leather jackets from Korea. The Room is often referred to as the “Citizen Kane” of bad movies. If you take away one thing from this post, please let it be to watch this movie for the first time. Your life will be forever changed.
SOUTH REGION:
Our final 1 seed was Adam Sandler (representing the Baylor Bears). Sandler’s body of work speaks for itself. The man makes movies based on where he wants to vacation. He hasn’t made a good comedy in probably 20 years. Does this take away from his classics like Happy Gilmore and The Wedding Singer? Of course not. But there’s just no way you can have a tournament of Guys and not have Sandler at the top.
THE FULL BRACKET
After all the planning and data, this is where things got exciting, but also sad. Our Guys were at the whims of FanSided’s projections, and there was nothing we could do to alter the outcome. Of course, our Guys Madness would have been way more exciting had March Madness actually taken place. Chance would’ve played a bigger part in the tournament. We all remember Loyola, George Mason, and Florida Gulf Coast. What if these teams were represented by Guys like Jackie Chan, Joey Fatone, and Jamie Kennedy (two 11 seeds and a 15 seed, respectively)? This isn’t to say there weren’t still some good upsets. Among the notable first round upsets, we had:
- 12 Tom Green defeated 5 Mark Wahlberg
- 12 Justin Long defeated 5 Ashton Kutcher
- 11 Tim Wilson from The Circle UK defeated 6 Rob Schneider
- 11 Jackie Chan defeated 6 Sean William Scott
But none were as big as 14 seeded Jared Leto defeating 3 seeded Brendan Fraser. And to follow it up, Leto took it a step further and defeated 11 seeded Jackie Chan to make the Sweet Sixteen as a 14 seed. We should mention that we both hate Jared Leto strongly but felt his place in the tournament was deserved.
Other than Jared Leto, the round of 32 only had one major upset and that was 10 seeded Owen Wilson knocking out 2 seed Bruce Willis.
Round of 32 Results
ON TO THE SWEET SIXTEEN!
Sweet Sixteen Results
The top seeds fared well except for one, as 6 seed Keanu Reeves took down 2 seed Mike Myers. This was fresh off Keanu knocking out 3 seed John Travolta in the round of 32. Keanu kept the momentum going and looked to be a strong contender.
THE ELITE EIGHT
Elite Eight Results
The elite 8 is where things really got interesting. We had our first 1 seed fall, as 3 seed Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson took out Tommy Wiseau. And Keanu Reeves followed up his strong showing and knocked out 1 seed Adam Sandler. Also of note is that 1 Will Smith faced off against “Bad Boys” co-star, 2 seed Martin Lawrence. We didn’t even think about this happening when we created the bracket, but what a gift it was.
THE FINAL FOUR
Final Four Results
1 Will Smith vs 1 Nic Cage
3 The Rock vs 6 Keanu Reeves
We couldn’t have asked for more of a contrast. While the two 1 seeds faced off on one side of the bracket, we had surprise contender Keanu and the always dangerous The Rock on the other. We should’ve known Will Smith was doomed from the start since he was playing in place of the Kansas Jayhawks. We know how Bill Self’s teams do in the tournament. And true to form, Big Will was knocked out by Nic Cage. While Keanu made a valiant effort and played a hell of a tournament, The Rock came out on top, setting up a matchup with Nic Cage for all the marbles.
THE CHAMPIONSHIP
Championship Game Results
1 Nic Cage vs 3 The Rock
It’s always less exciting when a 1 seed wins the tournament, and we’re sorry to say that’s exactly what happened here. Nic Cage was crowned the first champion of GUYS MADNESS.
Your 2020 Inaugural Guys Madness Champion
FINAL THOUGHTS
Are we crazy? Probably. Are we bored? Oh absolutely. But most importantly, was this a great use of our time? 100%
In the end, it’s not sports, but it gave us the excitement of a March Madness we had been craving. Now what do we do with all this, you might be asking? Well, there are other ways of simulating out the tournament. And that’s exactly what we did. Even though there hasn’t been a college basketball video game in over a decade, u/senddeaththreats has a PS2 emulator on his computer so we downloaded College Hoops 2K8 and let the games simulate. The results? Well, I guess you’ll have to tune in to the next post. And let me just tease you with this – there were a LOT more upsets.
TL;DR -- we are two bored sports fans and we recreated March Madness using famous people we find amusing. And we call these people GUYS. Thanks for reading!
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2020.04.08 20:29 matthewisgonzo Replicating uc113’s iconic Steve Austin Post but with the WWE alumni page (part 1)

Abdullah The Butcher is just like Steve Austin if he gave some guy HIV from his fork
Adam Bomb is just like Steve Austin if he entered at number 30 in the 1994 Royal Rumble
Adam Rose is just like Steve Austin if he liked to party
AJ Lee is just like Steve Austin if he was a cute ethnically ambiguos woman
Akeem is just like Steve Austin if he was the African dream
Aksana is just like Steve Austin if I didn’t remember her
Alberto Del Río is just like Steve Austin if he beat the shit out of Paige after cheating on his wife
Alicia Fox is just like Steve Austin if she was featured on the Raw legends night for some reason
Armando Estrada is just like Steve Austin if he managed a giant Samoan man
Austin Aries is just like Steve Austin if he was really annoying on social media
Bad News Brown is just like Steve Austin if he wasn’t relatable
Bam Bam Bigelow is just like Steve Austin if he got a bunch of flame tattoos on his skull
The Berzerker is just like Steve Austin if I always confused him for The Barbarian
Big Cass is just like Steve Austin if he was seven feet tall and couldn’t draw a dime
Big Daddy V is just like Steve Austin if he was the worlds largest love machine
The Big Show is just like Steve Austin if he lost to Floyd Mayweather at wrestlemania
Bill Demott is just like Steve Austin if his real name was Hugh G. Rection
Billy Gunn is just like Steve Austin if he was still a good wrestler in his 50’s (I think)
Billy Kidman is just like Steve Austin if his theme song sounded like a DMX B-side
Blue Meanie is just like Steve Austin if he got really buff for some reason in 2000
Bob Armstrong is just like Steve Austin if he was The Bullet
The Boogeyman is just like Steve Austin if he was coming to get you
Brad Maddox is just like Steve Austin if his career high point came when his sex tape was leaked
Brian Pillman is just like Steve Austin if he was taken from us too soon
Brie Bella is just like Steve Austin if he was the female Marty Janetty
Brodus Clay is just like Steve Austin if he became a republican talk show panelist and had a sexual assault charge filed against him
The Brooklyn Brawler is just like Steve Austin if he was an angry homeless man
Bubba Ray Dudley is just like Steve Austin if he made a living brutalizing women in Ring Of Honor
Bull Nakano is just like Steve Austin if he was a waifu
The Bunny is just like Steve Austin if he only ever had one match
Butch Reed is just like Steve Austin if he was in the 1988 Royal Rumble
Camacho is just like Steve Austin if he was the Mexican Marty Janetty
Cameron is just like Steve Austin if he was Naomi’s less talented tag team partner
Candice Michelle is just like Steve Austin if he was a 24/7 champion
Cherry is just like Steve Austin if he was from the other side of the tracks
Chris Jericho is just like Steve Austin if he was Le Champion
Chris Masters is just like Steve Austin if his whole gimmick was having a good finisher
Christian is just like Steve Austin if he never had a bad theme song
Christy Hemme is just like Steve Austin if he was the winner of the 2004 Diva Search
Chyna is just like Steve Austin if he was the eighth wonder if the world
CM Punk is just like Steve Austin if he had a really underrated match against JBL at summerslam
Crash Holly is just like Steve Austin if he weighed more than he looked
Crush is just like Steve Austin if he was from Hawaii
Damien Sandow is just like Steve Austin if he was the intellectual savior of the masses
Darren Young is just like Steve Austin if he was gay, did you know he’s gay?
David Hart Smith is just like Steve Austin if he was HELD DOWN BY VINCE MCSHITLER
Dawn Marie is just like Steve Austin if he was hot
Dean Ambrose is just like Steve Austin 🖕🤬🖕
Dean Malenko is just like Steve Austin if he was underrated
Demolition are just like Steve Austin if he was a beloved tag team
Disco Inferno is just like Steve Austin if he hated women’s wrestling
Doing The Clown is just like Steve Austin if he was played by like 294020 different guys
“Dr.Death” Steve Williams is just like Steve Austin if JR insisted he was a real life badass every chance he got
Duke Droese is just like Steve Austin if he was a trash man
Dusty Rhodes is just like Steve Austin if his son wouldn’t shut up about him
D-Von Dudley is just like Steve Austin if he got the tables
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is just like Steve Austin if he was only 50% relatable
Earthquake is just like Steve Austin if he was a shootfighter
Eden is just like Steve Austin if he married Cody Rhodes
El Torrito is just like Steve Austin if he had a really good TLC match with Hornswoggle
Emma is just like Steve Austin if she used to date Zack Ryder
Eva Marie is just like Steve Austin if he always found excuses not to wrestle
Evan Bourne is just like Steve Austin if he was in a tag team with Kofi Kingston
Eve is just like Steve Austin if I didn’t know who he was
Ezekiel Jackson is just like Steve Austin if he was he last ECW champion
Finlay is just like Steve Austin if he loved to fight
The Four Horsemen are just like Steve Austin if he was listed as a group instead of an individual for some reason
Francine is just like Steve Austin if she sort of looked like Mickey James
Giant Gonzales is just like Steve Austin if he gave us the worst wrestlemania match of all time
Gilberg is just like Steve Austin if he was a direct shot at the competition
The Gobbledy Gooker is just like Steve Austin if he did a square dance with Mean Gene
Goldust is just like Steve Austin if he was an under appreciated legend
The Great Kahli is just like Steve Austin if he was the Punjabi playboy
The Great Muta is just like Steve Austin if he had really cool face paint
Haku is just like Steve Austin if he was the real king of strong style
Hakushi is just like Steve Austin if he had a bunch of Japanese characters tattooed onto his body
Hardcore Holly is just like Steve Austin if he wrote a really good book
Hideo Itami is just like Steve Austin if he kept getting injured
HoHo Lun is just like Steve Austin if her wrestled in the cruiserweight classic and then left
Hornswoggle is just like Steve Austin if he was Vince McMahons illegitimate son
Hulk Hogan is just like Steve Austin if he told his fans to say their prayers and eat their vitamins brother
The Hurricane is just like Steve Austin if he beat the rock somehow
I.R.S is just like Steve Austin if he was a tax collector
Ivan Koloff is just like Steve Austin if his dick fell out during a match
Jack Swagger is just like Steve Austin if he was transphobic
James Ellsworth is just like Steve Austin if he creepily messaged a child
Jamie Noble is just like Steve Austin if I wasn’t sure if he ever wrestled
Jazz is just like Steve Austin if he was a woman who wasn’t relatable
Jillian is just like Steve Austin if he was a pop star
Jim Cornette is just like Steve Austin if he was an NWA Mark
Jim Neidhart is just like Steve Austin if he tried to hang Virgil at some indie show
Joey Mercury is just like Steve Austin if his most memorable moment was getting his face fucked up
Joey Styles is just like Steve Austin if he was an annoying commentator
John Lauranitis is just like Steve Austin if everyone hated him
Josh Matthews is just like Steve Austin if I forgot about him
JTG is just like Steve Austin if he was one half of the least relatable tag team in history
Justin Gabriel is just like Steve Austin if he was an extremely forgettable flippy South African
Justin Roberts is just like Steve Austin if he had really good lungs
Kaitlin is just like Steve Austin if he was the winner of Season 3 of NXT
Kamala is just like Steve Austin if he was an unrelatable shootfighter
Kelly Kelly is just like Steve Austin if he was the first female 24/7 champion
Ken Shamrock is just like Steve Austin if he was the worlds most dangerous man
Kenny is just like Steve Austin if he was a male cheerleader
Kevin Sullivan is just like Steve Austin if he left the dogs in the enclosed pool area
Kharma is just like Steve Austin if he had really bad luck
King Barrett is just like Steve Austin if he was a commentator for the NWA
King Kong Bundy is just like Steve Austin if he had the best match at Wrestlemania 2
Konnor is just like Steve Austin if he fucking sucked
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2020.03.31 05:39 Suzbaru13 Electronic Saviors Vol 6 - Final Set - Set to ship in June, not sure with Covid if that's still on track

Ordered mine earlier this month as a personal bday gift but damn if I'm not excited.
Copied from their site, https://www.distortionprod.com/electronic-saviors/electronic-saviors-volume-6-reflection-prime-edition
ES6 is the farewell to a beloved series of compilations that changed lives. We laughed, cried, screamed and shouted together. Now it's time for one last go. Electronic Saviors will continue on in the future with projects like the spin off Respect the Prime and Synthcore Dreams series so it isn't a complete goodbye. The ES name will live on in many other forms and continue to save and change lives as we always have.
Electronic Saviors 6 will come in 3 forms:
Digital: 4 disc edition available through Metropolis Records www.metropolis-records.com
Physical: 6 disc Premium Edition available through Distortion Productions www.distortionprod.com and includes the 6CD set in a gorgeous DVD style digipak with artwork by Jeff Confer and Samantha Johnson, a bumper sticker, wristband, a personalized autographed postcard and a Distortion Productions Postcard.
Physical: 8 disc Prime Edition available through Distortion Productions www.distortionprod.com and includes everything in the Premium Edition plus 2 additional discs in a 2cd digipak, a special enamel pin, boxed warning's "I Have Been Terrible" EP and Trade Secrets' "Golden Life" EP while supplies last.
Release Date: June 12th on Metropolis Records/Distortion Productions.
Tracklist:
Disc 1: Meditation
  1. 13 mg - Soul Break
  2. Rein[Forced] - No Desire
  3. Deathline International - Spinzone
  4. boxed warning - Fall From Focus
  5. Ego Likeness - Ghost Sick
  6. FIRES - Telecine
  7. Lead Into Gold - The Sea The Sun The Past The Sum
  8. The Clay People - Colossus (Uberholung)
  9. Trade Secrets - Haze of Hearts
  10. Leæther Strip - Stronger Alone
  11. Abbey Death - Who Controls You
  12. This Morn Omina Vs Pylon People- Starfall Common
  13. Angelspit - Happy Coma
  14. Jean-Marc Lederman Experience Featuring Tom Shear - Answer Me
  15. Ambassador 21 - La Life
  16. Klack - Discipline (12 Inch Mix)
  17. Mindless Faith And Miscellen - Goodbye Blue Monday (ES Mix)
Disc 2: Contemplation
  1. Flesh Field Feat. Ted Phelps - Forever War
  2. Interface - Second Star
  3. Adoration Destroyed Feat. FIRES - Failsafe
  4. Tragic Impulse - The Code
  5. Pig - Leather Pig (Traumabond Remix)
  6. Glass Apple Bonzai - Mysteries (Feat. Jamie Cronander)
  7. I:Scintilla - Tix3
  8. Xentrifuge - Infernal Formations
  9. Dogtablet - The New Cold War (2020 Mix)
  10. Esther Black - Requiem For A Scene
  11. Null Device - No Name
  12. FGFC820 - Lost (Dracos Remix)
  13. Bella Morte - Run Away
  14. Caustic - By Crom
  15. Seeming - The Wildwood (VaLHaLL Mix)
  16. Conformco - Believe It (Mega-Oontz Mix)
  17. And Void - This Ship Dreams
Disc 3: Rumination
  1. Ashbury Heights - Lights Out
  2. Spider Lilies - Witness
  3. Christ Analougue - Black Apache
  4. Tenek - Chameleon
  5. Die Warzau - God Pusher
  6. Mildreda Feat. Frank M Spinath - Without You
  7. Blue Eyed Christ - World On Fire (OG Mix Feat. En Esch and Mea Fisher)
  8. Wiccid-Grudge
  9. Americlone - Sleep For Change
  10. Standalone - What's Up Is Blue
  11. Chiasm - Durch Die Seile (silver walks remix)
  12. Stoneburner - Lupus Invocat Lupus
  13. Aesthetic Perfection - No Boys (Empirion Remix)
  14. Finite Automata - Ablator
  15. Third Realm - Torment
  16. Iris - Silent (Interface Remix)
  17. Coldkill - Leave It All Behind (Beborn Beton Remix)
  18. God Module - Crossroads
Disc 4: Speculation
  1. Encephalon - Crippled
  2. NOIR - Death is Easy
  3. Ghost & Writer - Not Us
  4. Antiscion Feat. Mari Kattman - Human
  5. Go Fight - Dead Girls
  6. The Rain Within - Red Cells
  7. Cyanotic - Still We Keep Moving On
  8. Red Lokust - Point Of Healing
  9. Antigen Shift - Superheavy Particle
  10. Sensuous Enemy - Carry On
  11. Panic Lift - Temptress (Interface Remix)
  12. I Ya Toyah Feat. Traumabond - Funeral For Love
  13. Inertia - Aviator (Rewind Mix)
  14. Psy'Aviah Feat. Saydi Driggers - Dreamfever (Stripped Edit)
  15. Skatenigs - Self Medicated
  16. Marc Heal With Chris Connelly - Mission Accomplished
Disc 5: Manifestation (Premium and Prime Editions Only)
  1. Flood Damage - Nightmares Are Real
  2. Der Prosector - Subject Amnesty (Touched By 2Bit)
  3. Geoff Pinckney - I Feel Nothing
  4. Lloyd Price - Polemic (Scyia City of Stars Mix)
  5. This Hollow Machine - Ten Thousand Years (Feat. Ships in the Night)
  6. CYLiX - Devotion (Savior Edit)
  7. Derision Cult - Sins Of The Father
  8. Queen Neon - Exit Collider
  9. Society Burning -Under Your Skin (ESaviors6mix)
  10. Lorelei Dreaming - Nothing Left, Something More (Digital Gnosis Mix)
  11. Loveless Love -Death Day
  12. Solemn Assembly - Not What You Expected
  13. Larva - To Be Myself Again (Toro Edit)
  14. 7th Victim - The Wheel And The Knife
  15. Genius Of Nefarious - Cursed In Purgatory
  16. Die Robot - Virtual Life (Slighter Remix)
  17. Ritchual - We Are Not Alone
  18. Headless Nameless - Flash In The Dark
Disc 6: Expression (Premium and Prime Editions Only)
  1. Negant - Cancer
  2. IIOIOIOII - Face The Night
  3. Left Spine Down - Bithead ($H1TH34D Mix By Gunmetal Grey)
  4. Everplastic - Sanctuary
  5. Jamie Cronander - No End
  6. Angel Metro - Not Good 4 u
  7. Cryogen Second - Monolith (2020 Rework)
  8. Resident 24 - Reach Out
  9. Razorback Hollow - Hey Buddy (Feat. Peter Turns Pirate)
  10. Blut Reaktor - Nothing At All (Steven OLaf Mix)
  11. Oscellus - Pristobrycon Maculipinnis
  12. 30 Year Sick - Entropy
  13. Your Life On Hold - Dead Tree (Merciless Version)
  14. S Y Z Y G Y X - Don't Look Back
  15. Alias 86 - Oblivion
  16. Namo Maitri Feat Andee Black Sugar of KMFDM - Shampoo Nights
  17. W.O.R.M. - In This Life (If Only You Were Here Mix)
Disc 7: Attestation (Prime Edition Only)
  1. Kill Minus Nine - Proof of Life (AI_ML Remix)
  2. Ataxis - Gaslighter
  3. Missing in Stars - The Call of Angels
  4. Bellhead - Knife (Beware The Light)
  5. The Russian White - Stalker
  6. Era Nocturna - War Of The Worlds
  7. M73 - Dishonesty
  8. Croona - Forever Feat Jimmy Bergman And Anders Strom
  9. daddybear feat grabyourface - teenage lust
  10. Surveil - Madness Engine
  11. Sawtooth - Shambolic (Fields On Fire Feat. Juliet Brownell-Lee)
  12. Ghost In The Barn - Junkies
  13. Stiff Valentine -Silence
  14. Eva X - Empire On Sand
  15. Doors In The Labyrinth - Reunion
  16. Nothing But Sanctuary - Sip The Stars
  17. Stigmata With Screwdrivers Feat. Gasoline Invertebrate - It Came Out and Saw the Burn
  18. thoughtForm - Forest Thoughts
Disc 8: Consideration (Prime Edition Only)
  1. Aimonia - Pig Farm
  2. Scrape - Crush
  3. Josie Pace - Fire
  4. Viscera Drip - Dance Your Depression
  5. Sister Sarin - Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
  6. Next Up Robots - Save That Zombie
  7. Hopeful Machines - Lights (Live In The Studio)
  8. Machines With Human Skin - Simulation
  9. Black Light Ascension - Atos War Crimes
  10. Absynthe Of Faith - Slowly
  11. Big Time Kill - Bit By Bit
  12. Dead Agent - Black Network
  13. Illusion Of Joy - Vector Christ
  14. Sandi Leeper - Hot Air
  15. DJ Kabel- Fucken Samplez
  16. The Lonely Death - Truth (Cold Version)
  17. MACE - Virus
  18. Death Loves Veronica - Descent
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2020.03.14 19:45 sandman730 NHL leaders for most regular season games played without a playoff appearance

Today's Trivia Question of the Day was: Who played in the most NHL regular season games without playing a playoff game?
If you don't want me to spoil the answer, stop reading and answer there first.
Note: I have been posting daily hockey trivia questions for a few months in the daily discussion thread.
So, without further delay, here's the leaderboard:
Note: active years denote seasons, not precise calendar dates
# Name GP Active Teams
1 Guy Charron 734 1969-81 MTL, DET, KCS, WSH
2 Jeff Skinner 720 2010-Present CAR, BUF
3 Zach Bogosian 644 2008-Present ATL, WPG, BUF, TBL
4 Ladislav Smid 583 2006-16 EDM, CGY
5 David Vyborny 543 2000-08 CBJ
6 Rasmus Ristolainen 493 2013-Present BUF
7 Zemgus Girgensons 489 2013-Present BUF
8 Vitali Yachmenev 487 1995-03 LAK, NSH
9 Derek Armstrong 477 1993-10 NYI, OTT, NYR, LAK, STL
10 Patrik Stefan 455 1999-07 ATL, DAL
11 Connor Murphy 444 2013-Present PHX, ARI, CHI
12 Mark Pysyk 417 2012-Present BUF, FLA
13 Doug Shedden 416 1981-91 PIT, DET, QUE, TOR
14 Victor Rask 405 2014-Present CAR, MIN
15 Sam Reinhart 400 2014-Present BUF
16 Ron Lalonde 397 1972-79 PIT, WSH
17 Jamie Heward 394 1995-09 TOR, NSH, NYI, CBJ, WSH, LAK, TBL
17 Mike Dunham 394 1996-2007 NJD, NSH, NYR, ATL, NYI
19 Johan Larsson 393 2012-Present MIN, BUF
20 Paul Gagne 390 1980-90 CLR, NJD, TOR, NYI
20 Yannick Tremblay 390 1996-07 TOR, ATL, VAN
22 Jack Lynch 382 1972-79 PIT, DET, WSH
22 Ville Peltonen 382 1995-09 SJS, NSH, FLA
24 Nicolas Deslauriers 376 2013-Present BUF, MTL, ANA
25 Max Domi 375 2015-Present ARI, MTL
26 Jamie Allison 372 1994-06 CGY, CHI, CBJ, NSH, FLA
26 Jay Harrison 372 2005-15 TOR, CAR, WPG
28 Yvon Labre 371 1970-81 PIT, WSH
29 Rostislav Olesz 365 2005-14 FLA, CHI, NJD
30 Joel Bouchard 364 1994-06 CGY, NSH, DAL, PHX, NJD, PIT, NYR, NYI
31 Jack Eichel 354 2015-Present BUF
32 Anthony Duclair 353 2014-Present NYR, ARI, CHI, CBJ, OTT
33 Denis Arkhipov 352 2000-07 NSH, CHI
33 Daniel Tjarnqvist 352 2001-09 ATL, MIN, EDM, COL
35 Dave Gardner 350 1972-80 MTL, STL, CGS, CLE, PHI
35 Nail Yakupov 350 2012-18 EDM, STL, COL
37 Marc Denis 349 1996-09 COL, CBJ, TBL, MTL
38 Alexander Burmistrov 348 2010-18 ATL, WPG, ARI, VAN
39 Ben Hutton 341 2015-Present VAN, LAK
40 Jake McCabe 340 2013-Present BUF
41 Ryan Jones 334 2008-14 NSH, EDM
41 Patrick O'Sullivan 334 2006-12 LAK, EDM, MIN, CAR, PHX
43 Joey Johnston 332 1968-76 MNS, CGS, CHI
44 Larry Johnston 320 1967-77 LAK, DET, KCS, CLR
45 Brian McGrattan 317 2005-15 OTT, PHX, CGY, NSH
46 Jan Ludvig 314 1982-89 NJD, BUF
47 Bob Girard 305 1975-80 CGS, CLE, WSH
48 Steve McCarthy 302 1999-08 CHI, VAN, ATL
49 Gord Smith 299 1974-80 WSH, WIN
50 Peter Mueller 297 2007-13 PHX, COL, FLA
51 Nelson Pyatt 296 1973-80 DET, WSH, CLR
52 Aaron Johnson 291 2003-13 CBJ, NYI, CHI, EDM, CGY, BOS
53 Devin Shore 288 2015-Present DAL, ANA, CBJ
54 Dunc Wilson 287 1969-79 PHI, VAN, TOR, NYR, PIT
55 Bob Sirois 286 1974-80 PHI, WSH
55 Troy Stecher 286 2016-Present VAN
57 Merlin Malinowski 282 1978-83 CLR, HFD, NJD
58 Evgenii Dadonov 280 2009-Present FLA
59 Jake Virtanen 279 2015-Present VAN
60 Ed Ward 278 1993-01 QUE, CGY, ANA, ATL, NJD
61 Derek Forbort 275 2015-Present LAK, CGY
62 Jacob Markstrom 272 2010-Present FLA, VAN
63 Mike Fidler 271 1976-83 CLE, MNS, HFD, CHI
64 Hnat Domenichelli 267 1996-03 HFD, CGY, ATL, MIN
65 Peter Holland 266 2011-18 ANA, TOR, ARI, NYR
66 Anthony Stewart 262 2005-12 FLA, ATL, CAR
67 Anthony Mantha 260 2015-Present DET
68 Bob Murdoch 260 1975-79 CGS, CLE, STL
69 Zack Stortini 257 2006-12 EDM, NSH
70 Dan Fritsche 256 2003-09 CBJ, MIN, NYR
71 Reed Low 256 2000-07 STL, CHI
72 Mathieu Biron 253 1999-06 NYI, TBL, FLA, WSH
73 Alexandre Picard 253 2005-12 PHI, TBL, OTT, CAR, MTL, PIT
74 Robert Nilsson 252 2005-10 NYI, EDM
75 Brad Ference 250 1999-07 FLA, PHX, CGY
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