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Old 01-27-2019, 07:49 PM   #601
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Yes. I wasn't paying super close attention to the run-up to that part, but once Jack started quoting snippets that JP would scoff at, I wasn't hearing anything too crazy.
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Old 01-27-2019, 07:54 PM   #602
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I think it was more the surprise of it being in the contract rather than it being enforced. I'm certainly surprised such a thing is put in contracts so I just imagine his reaction was the same.
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Ah, well maybe your interpretation is right.

Triggers bad memories of the Vikings stealing Steve Hutchinson from the Seahawks in 2006. The Seahawks had put the transition tag on Hutch, which meant they could match any offer. The Vikings signed him to a contract with a huge maximum upside that he would never reach, but included a clause saying that if he played X number of games in the state of Washington in a season, the entire contract would become guaranteed. Basically the Vikings would owe a fraction of what the contract's total stated amount was and the Seahawks would owe some ridiculous unaffordable sum by virtue of playing in Seattle if they matched. The damn thing held up on legal challenge too.
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I read that like 3 times and didn't understand. I skimmed this article but understand nothing. Sounds intriguing so will definitely read after RR.
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Old 01-27-2019, 08:14 PM   #605
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Key snippet from that link:

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Guaranteeing that much would break new ground -- the deal would have been the largest guarantee for a player in NFL history. Peyton Manning received a $34.5 million signing bonus when he signed with the Colts a couple of years ago.
The blatantly unfair clause would have forced the Seahawks to pay the dude more than Peyton Manning money. Just utter silliness that this was held to be enforceable in arbitration.
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Old 01-30-2019, 11:17 PM   #606
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The last minute of today's TLF was just yikes. Somehow I have a feeling next week's show will be very dark.
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Old 02-20-2019, 12:30 AM   #607
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I’m about halfway through part 1 of part 1 and I think while Lapsed Fritz is underperforming right now, I see a huge upside in him. I’m talking top 3 all time characters kind of upside
This seemed bat**** insane to me when you posted it, but while I still wouldn't call him top three, Lapsed Fritz has turned into a really great character. Much better than I originally thought.
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The report of Kevin attempting to kick Fritz in the balls was one of the best things ever.
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Old 02-22-2019, 10:31 PM   #609
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Interesting stuff here for those of us following the current TLF journey (there may only be two of us, but what the hell):



It should be said that although Bret can be a very negative guy, his "tell it like it is" shtick also includes positive words about people. I always remember being struck by how well he spoke of Lex Luger in his book, given how many are negative on Luger.
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I'll always listen to TLF stuff but I'm ready for the WCCW stuff to be over. I usually relisten to the latest episodes but I've been listening to Bryan Alvarez and Vinny's retro Nitro/RAW podcasts instead. Have listened from Wrestlemania 14 to first week of November 98 in the past week or so.

My takeaway from that clip is that Kerry didn't get as ****ed up when not around his dad.
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Old 02-22-2019, 10:55 PM   #611
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Ready for it to be over too, but I'm enjoying it more today than I was when the first few episodes dropped.

Still, as someone who loves kids in the abstract but gets tired of them extremely quickly, I have a lot of love for celebs who have that much love and patience for kids. Stark difference between that clip and the time that Bret described Ultimate Warrior snubbing a Make-a-Wish kid who sat waiting on him for hours backstage and was promised the chance to see him.
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Old 03-05-2019, 01:27 AM   #612
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Just to be Negative Nancy, I'm pretty sure this last episode's one of the bottom 10 eps ever. It may have not actually been that bad but I'm so done with this WCCW stuff that it made it much worse. Only two more eps...
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