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Wrestling News:

I hate writing these. This week brought the sad news of the death of Jon Huber, known as Brodie Lee in AEW and Luke Harper in WWE. He passed on Saturday from a “non-COVID related lung issue.” He had been hospitalized since late October. The tributes piled up quickly on social media. Twitter hashtag, #RIPBrodieLee.

“In an industry filled with good people, Jon Huber was exceptionally respected and beloved in every way – a fierce and captivating talent, a thoughtful mentor and simply a very kind soul that starkly contradicted his persona as Mr. Brodie Lee,” AEW wrote in a tribute to Huber. WWE said Huber “found success in every stop of his sports-entertainment career, as his soft spoken yet imposing presence helped him create countless awe-inspiring moments in the ring.”

He was just getting his first real push as a singles wrestler. Most of his WWE career, he was used as part of the Wyatt Family or as part of a tag team with Erick Rowan. His AEW push began with his arrival as the “Exalted One” with the Dark Order. He won the TNT title from Cody in August of 2020. He defended it twice, dropping it in a dog collar match with Cody in early October. An absolutely classic match.

I now wonder if that short run was caused by his health issues. Tonight’s episode is titled  “Brodie Lee Celebration of Life”.

The Lineup:

  • Brodie Jr.’s favorite wrestlers team for One Night Only: Cody Rhodes, Orange Cassidy & 10 v. Team Taz
  • Young Bucks/Colt Cabana v. Matt Hardy/Private Party
  • Hangman/Silver/Reynolds v. MJF/Santana/Ortiz
  • Anna Jay/Tay Conti v. Dr. Britt Baker/Penelope Ford
  • Lance Archer/Uno/Stu v. Kingston/Butcher/Blade

Tonight’s Sprots:

Brain Damage Sports:

  • AEW Dynamite – 9:00pm, TNT
  • WWE NXT – 9:00pm, USA

College Basketball:

  • Arkansas at Auburn – 5:00pm, ESPN2
  • Murray State at Belmont – 5:00pm, ESPNU
  • Seton Hall at Xavier – 5:00pm, FS1
  • Florida at Vanderbilt – 7:00pm, ESPN2

Who is Murray and why is he playing basketball against horses?

Let the beatings commence.

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Joliet Jake Delhomme
My wife has been told to bring my ashes to the bleachers of Wrigley Field and pour me into the ivy. Cubs, Bears, LA Kings, Arsenal and GWS Giants fan. Active boycotter of all college sports, having sat in a classroom with a "Student-Athlete". I also watch NASCAR and golf on the weekends, because I like naps.
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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Holy shit do not ever buy Blackstone Merlot. This wine is trash. It’s the New York Jets of wine.

Dunstan
Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Definitely not any more of this swill. The Dr. Mrs. suggested making it into wine ice cubes (we have been experimenting with various juice-based ice cubes) and I wouldn’t even entertain the notion. All that would happen is that they would ruin whatever else we put them into.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I wouldn’t even make sangría with this stuff. I *may* use it for cooking, but only because we don’t have anything else to work with.

Dunstan

I’ve definitely seen that in stores but don’t recall ever tasting it.

Senor Weaselo

2020, 24 hours to go (mercifully)
https://youtube.com/watch?v=bm51ihfi1p4

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Fuck this week

Dunstan

We lost Dawn Wells (Mary Ann)

rockingdog

found a funny:

i can hear my wife two rooms away singing to the dog a song called “best friends club.” it’s about how she and the dog are in the best friends club and i’m not in it. men have to be so strong to put up with this sort of treatment.

Viva La Tabula Raza

And strong to give that gal a nice shmack in the kisser.
—Ray Rice

TheRevanchist

So, you aren’t really a dog? Can I get kind of verification on that?

Gumbygirl

Ain’t it the truth!

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Senor Weaselo

Mitch McConnell is not an asshole. Assholes excrete waste. Mitch McConnell is a rectum.

Gumbygirl

He is a large and small intestine, and a colon, all of which are full of it.

herodotus450

Who would have thought that losing their 4 best skill players would make Florida mostly noncompetitive in this game.

Redshirt

Either that or Kyle Trask saw how the Draft was lining up, and decided to play himself out of the Top 10.

rockingdog

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Redshirt

Throw in the Steelers, the Michigan Wolverines and my 1st Grade teacher and you’d pretty much have my angry collage.

Viva La Tabula Raza

Hiernonymous Bosch as Photoshop technician.

Redshirt

This may come as a shock to some of you, but with my current favorite teams, I don’t have a lot of experience with postseason games. But shouldn’t there be a rule that if you break the championship trophy celebrating the win, you retroactively forfeit the game?

King Hippo

It was God confirming the disgusting, unholy nature of mayo.

Dunstan

I don’t think anybody broke it exactly, but the Stanley Cup went through some shit back in the day — being knocked off a balcony, etc. — before they appointed a Keeper of the Cup to accompany it all the time.

Stanley apparently logged a lot of time in the Edmonton strip clubs in the 80s.

King Hippo

How reality-distorting is a polite stripper, eh?

Redshirt

“Oopsie, you tipped me a $50 bill there by accident.” vs. “Hey, where’s my watch?”

Redshirt

Really? Only a strip club? You think Lord Stanley could get you laid by 9s and 10s, rather than just free dances.

Dunstan

Early 20s Gretzky, Messier, etc. were fantastic players, but not necessarily the brightest dudes.

Don T

Ha! This actually happened to Foken Real Madrid, with the Spanish Copa del Rey dropped from a bus by King Douche hisself
https://youtube.com/watch?v=NXxSuzRpTps

King Hippo

Disrespecting Ms. Del Rey like that. What heathens.

Gumbygirl

Some kid’s dad broke the Waterford crystal football national championship trophy at Alabama some years ago. It was fucking hilarious, he backed his big ass into it,and it smashed to smithereens!

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Redshirt

I teared up just by reading the results. If anything it shows that AEW cares about its wrestlers and WWE cares about money.

Don T

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Beerguyrob

Better putas than perros.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Wait, there are vending machines for those things? I gotta move to Puerto Rico, stat.

Don T

I’ll say this: when bars open full blast again, I may not be strong enough to stand the peer pressure to do blow.

King Hippo

There are two types of ppl in the world, those who love cocaine, and those who ain’t tried cocaine.

Don T

Latter but potential former. Currently. What would Mohammed do?

King Hippo

I liked it so much that I knew I could/can never do it again!

Senor Weaselo

I haven’t done cocaine but I imagine playing the third movement of the Brahms Violin Concerto, with orchestra, well, is similar to cocaine.

Viva La Tabula Raza

I bought an eight ball and a nice oh-zee of bud when we got our tax rebates from GWB back in the Oughts.

Beerguyrob

They have done a good jorb weaving current storylines into most of the matches.

Beerguyrob

Maybe it’s on his bat?

Viva La Tabula Raza

Does he have a Fortress ‘Round His Heart, tho?

Beerguyrob

There is a lot of beef on Team Taz.

Beerguyrob

This tribute show has been first-rate. It sadly reminds me of the Owen Hart show.

Sharkbait

Packing for moving sucks. Actually, moving sucks in general.

Recovery Whiskey

Can confirm

Don T

The throwing out of stuff is fine. As is saying “I’ll never move again”.

Sharkbait

Oh we’ve already purged. A lot of “why the hell are we keeping this?”. Many trash bags were filled.

Recovery Whiskey

Okiedown

King Hippo

Is it just me, or are the JV NFL exhibitions even shittier than usual this season?

herodotus450

pretty much

Recovery Whiskey

Wouldnt surprise me with all the distractions, half the schedules cancelled, quarantine, fuckall else

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

“It’s never been difficult for me.” – Rex Ryan

King Hippo

Watching NC State let fucking BC hang around…makes me wish I still followed rasslin

Fronkenshteen

Tipped the mailman and garbage man $20 each today. Both looked at me like I was insane. Do people not do holiday tips anymore?

King Hippo

We’re you clear that you did NOT expect a handjob?

Redshirt

But don’t turn it down if they offer one. Don’t want to be rude.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Yes, it’s part of the War on Christmas, didn’t you get the memo along with your SorosBucks check?

Beerguyrob

I gave Tims cards to the postie & the garbage men. Based on their reactions, I’m guessing “no”.

Last edited 23 days ago by Beerguyrob
BrettFavresColonoscopy

I was going to tip my mail lady but she hates me and a gift isn’t going to change that.

Don T

With garbage workers, the $20 Xmas bonus is a social duty. But you gotta make a show of it. Fretting that giving it to the driver and he’ll then stiff the rest of the crew is a bad way to spend a day.

litre_cola

Tip your mailman for sure.

JustStopDude

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So_ASxmN_Ww

The Japan X bowl just happened.

JustStopDude

If the college game is more your thing, the 75th national championship game also just recently happened.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irZmGGsAPUM

Recovery Whiskey

The quality of play here could easily be competitive in D2

JustStopDude

The announcers make more sense to me than half the clowns they have on Sunday.

For the pros, teams are limited to just three foreigners. Also, about half the teams are company teams, meaning non professionals. So like the local power station will have a workers team. Shit like that.

There are three levels and they have relegation.

Like all Japanese sports, the fans are what really make it fun.

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Redshirt

/ urge to make Gojira joke rising…rising…rising…

Senor Weaselo

From the oceans?

Dunstan

Is that a euphemism?

Unsurprised

I see that rat bastard motherfucker Cuomo has gone full mask off and stopped pretending like he gives a single fuck about public health and safety.

Fronkenshteen

Where did he go wrong, now?

rockingdog

LOLL
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herodotus450

Geez, Kyle Trask with 3 interceptions on his first 3 drives in the first quarter here; I hope he didn’t take my attempt to destroy him too seriously.

Fronkenshteen

Got Dad’s eyebrows.

Beerguyrob

And a doctor’s best work.

Fronkenshteen

Her tits look like they’re trying to rob a bank.

herodotus450

Sure this Florida QB has talent and physical gifts but he just doesn’t have the …Trask record in bowl games; I’m picking OU.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

[bottle of chardonnay flies open]

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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I think Brodie Jr. should turn this into a ten-year troll job by enrolling in every C.S. course he can find and refusing to do even a single push-up’s worth of exercise.

Viva La Tabula Raza

You have your own show?

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

No he’s saying *he* was the Nashville bomber.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

In just 10 hours it’ll be 2021 in New Zealand.

Senor Weaselo

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litre_cola

Hey VRBO, Homeaway, air companies, hotel chains. I have an answer to all of your irritating, incessant fucking emails. Where am I going in 2021? FUCKING NOWHERE BECAUSE NO ONE HAS THEIR SHIT TOGETHER ENOUGH TO ROLL OUT VACCINES.

In closing,
FUCK ALL THE WAY OFF.

herodotus450

Murray?

TheRevanchist

Murray is from his own state.

Gumbygirl

Murray is IN a state. Aren’t we all, good sir!

ballsofsteelandfury

PRESENT!