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Report SamuelMertensBertens September 25, 2023 10:32 AM BST
he's shoulders above anyone else who has come around in the last 15-20 years. He's not in my fave five of all time or anything, but on air fave for now? Sure.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 26, 2023 12:07 PM BST

Sep 25, 2023 -- 1:42AM, wisewords wrote:


poor Joe Biden


https://www.axios.com/2023/09/26/biden-trip-2024-campaign-sneakers

The times we live in. The article is about the precautions his team is taking to make sure he doesn't fall (and lose lots of votes).

Report SamuelMertensBertens September 26, 2023 12:08 PM BST
I also looked up axios to make sure it wasn't a Breitbart type of publication, but according to wiki it's leaning left.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 8, 2023 7:59 PM BST

Sep 19, 2023 -- 2:48AM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


I just booked a ticket for Jessica's Buffalo Bills vs Tony Khan's Jacksonville Jaguars in October!


Tony Khan's Jags were too good Sad

Report Angela Rebecchi October 8, 2023 10:02 PM BST
1.05    £297.80        £15.83       
1.06    £507.05        £4,895.58       
1.07    £1,833.12        £2,233.78       
1.08    £5,343.45        £10,882.65       
1.09    £127.44        £4,845.49       
1.1    £298.08        £17,865.09       
1.11    £3,354.91        £5,579.60       
1.12    £908.20        £1,080.81   

Matched on Barcelona when it was 2-2 and the goal had not been given Happy
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 12, 2023 4:25 AM BST
so is KSI vs Tommy Fury a professional fight or not?

https://www.cbssports.com/boxing/news/ksi-vs-tommy-fury-logan-paul-vs-dillon-danis-fight-card-date-rumors-ppv-price-complete-guide/
The fight was originally listed as an exhibition as it will not be sanctioned by the British Boxing Board of Control, but the bout listing was recently changed to professional on BoxRec.

It is listed on BoxRec as pro. Does that mean it's pro then? Betfair doesn't have it on the exchange, but this could be because it was originally listed as an exhibition. Or they are super strict and needs to have it sanctioned by British Boxing Board of Control? (it is not clear to me if they have sanctioned it or not).
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 12, 2023 5:00 AM BST
it's not sanctioned by BBBOFC
https://bbbofc.com/schedule

so what made BoxRec (and are they important) change it to professional?
Report wisewords October 12, 2023 1:24 PM BST
who has sanctioned the fight? someone must have to make it a professional fight
Report wisewords October 12, 2023 1:25 PM BST
The Professional Boxing Association?
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 12, 2023 1:31 PM BST
yes
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 12, 2023 1:32 PM BST
they have it listed on their site.
https://www.pbaboxing.com/
Report wisewords October 12, 2023 2:41 PM BST
they were the sanctioning body for KSI vs. Joe Fournier too. they're very new from what I gather. maybe you can get the fight listed on BF Exchange now because it's classed as professional?
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 12, 2023 3:11 PM BST
they say they've been around since the late 90's. BF looking into it. I'm afraid BBBOFC not sanctioning it could be an issue for them, but we'll see.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 12, 2023 3:13 PM BST
they sanction both celebrity boxing and professional boxing. From what I understand, on this card this KSI vs Fury fight is a professional bout, every other match, including Logan's fight, isn't.
Report wisewords October 12, 2023 5:51 PM BST
indeed. KSI wanted this fight to count on Tommy's professional record so he got his team (Mams Taylor & Sauerland Bros) to get it sanctioned as a pro fight. his team delivered on his wish
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 13, 2023 11:45 AM BST
they're not gonna offer. PBA not official enough for them and they pointed out there was issues with KSI's latest fight sanctioned by them where KSI was originally declared winner and then the bout was declared a no contest six days later.
Report Angela Rebecchi October 17, 2023 8:26 PM BST
£40,000,000+ gubbed sub 1.1 on South Africa vs Netherlands in the Cricket !
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 21, 2023 1:29 PM BST
South Africa taking out their aggression on poor England!
Report wisewords October 21, 2023 11:43 PM BST
Excited
Report Angela Rebecchi October 23, 2023 6:24 PM BST
wisey, who wins the Superbowl this year ? Who are the finalists ?
Report wisewords October 23, 2023 7:57 PM BST
the fans, of course! the fans always win at the Superbowl!
Report Angela Rebecchi October 23, 2023 11:29 PM BST
including swifty if her kelce wins !! beautiful couple

great to hear from you wisey and thanks for the response :)
Report wisewords October 24, 2023 1:59 AM BST
I'm cheering for Seahawks though
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 24, 2023 2:40 AM BST
NFL phorum here dead these days Cry
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 24, 2023 4:26 AM BST
49:ers looked really good in the first 5 weeks, but now looks like injuries are owning them as usual.
Report Angela Rebecchi October 24, 2023 4:42 PM BST
They hit 1.2 last night very early. Vikings not as bad as their form suggests either so money backers got duly punished Happy
Report Angela Rebecchi October 24, 2023 4:54 PM BST

Oct 24, 2023 -- 1:59AM, wisewords wrote:


I'm cheering for Seahawks though


you not a swifter then mate ?

Report wisewords October 24, 2023 7:07 PM BST
I decided to cheer for the Seahawks this time. Pete Carroll is like 70 years old and is still trying hard for success. go Hawks!
Report Angela Rebecchi October 24, 2023 7:55 PM BST
Let's go Hawks, let's go !!
Report wisewords October 24, 2023 9:21 PM BST
are you #TeamKCC Toad?
Report Angela Rebecchi October 24, 2023 9:44 PM BST
I like Swifty and Kelce so I'm fond of KCC, but I don't have a particular allegiance to them. The way Mahomes is playing mind you I can see them having a fair chance of going back to back !
Report wisewords October 24, 2023 10:03 PM BST
what a save ExcitedExcitedExcited
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 25, 2023 3:08 PM BST

Oct 24, 2023 -- 7:07PM, wisewords wrote:


I decided to cheer for the Seahawks this time. Pete Carroll is like 70 years old and is still trying hard for success. go Hawks!


Loudest team in the NFL! After doing the "Let'd get loud" thing after everyone down, although in particular important ones, against the Bills I have newfound respect for NFL fans. Takes a lot of toll on your lungs to be super loud so often during a 4 hr game.

Report SamuelMertensBertens October 25, 2023 3:09 PM BST
*every
not everyone
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 26, 2023 2:46 PM BST
oh dear England.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 26, 2023 2:46 PM BST
ODI done in just over 5 hrs.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 29, 2023 3:59 PM GMT
England owned again after a promising start. World champs bottom of the table after 6 games.
Report SamuelMertensBertens November 5, 2023 2:43 PM GMT
I wonder if edy is doing the chop in Frankfurt today.
Report edy November 21, 2023 1:59 AM GMT
https://twitter.com/BarDown/status/1724591037086085126

Sabres Nation
Report edy December 4, 2023 12:47 PM GMT
Hej!
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 2, 2024 3:39 AM GMT
wow, I can't believe who just showed up on RAW Day 1!
Report wisewords January 2, 2024 3:43 AM GMT
surely not The Rock?
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 2, 2024 4:05 AM GMT
yes! but only after WWE trolled the fans by having Jinder Mahal come out first (they had hinted an appearance from a former WWE champion).
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 2, 2024 4:06 AM GMT
Rock, once out there asked the fans where they wanted him to sit at the restaurant. "Should I sit in the bar ... or should I sit at the head of the table!"
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 3, 2024 8:00 AM GMT
Swedish Betfair removed all betting options on 16 year old Luke Littler so now that he made the final they don't offer it (or winner's market).
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 5, 2024 10:08 AM GMT
Lots of AJ Lee action figures in the bookshelf of CM Punk and AJ's home. Do you think it's his or hers?
https://twitter.com/Fightful/status/1743078636779978837/photo/1
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 5, 2024 10:10 AM GMT
pretty sure those are AJ's autobiographies on the top right corner. I don't recognize anything else.
Report wisewords January 5, 2024 10:52 PM GMT
probably AJ's I'd imagine
Report wisewords January 6, 2024 2:13 AM GMT
what a show by the Boston Celtics!
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 20, 2024 10:24 PM GMT
https://news.sky.com/story/dpd-customer-service-chatbot-swears-and-calls-company-worst-delivery-service-13052037
I once shouted at DPD chatbox. This guy clearly handled it better.
Report edy January 21, 2024 4:50 PM GMT
First victory for Werder against Bayern since 2008.
Report wisewords January 26, 2024 4:46 AM GMT
did you celebrate very big?
Report edy January 26, 2024 12:30 PM GMT
No, was expected really.
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 4, 2024 8:16 PM GMT
The Chinese are so next level.
https://twitter.com/JoePompliano/status/1753922880654471608
Report wisewords February 25, 2024 6:47 PM GMT
what do you think all this Vince McMahon stuff means for the longterm wrestling standing of the "McMahon family"?
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 7, 2024 10:10 PM GMT
How boxing has fallen!
Jake Paul vs 57 year old Mike Tyson Plain
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 7, 2024 10:15 PM GMT

Feb 25, 2024 -- 6:47PM, wisewords wrote:


what do you think all this Vince McMahon stuff means for the longterm wrestling standing of the "McMahon family"?


Vince's legacy will take a big hit, and hopefully there won't be forgiveness.
Linda won't want to have anything to do with wrestling anyway.
Steph & Shane might be alright once enough time has passed should they want to do something. With time Steph might be just as much Paul Levesque's wife as Vince's daughter.
The grandchildren will probably be allowed to wrestle should they want to, especially Steph and HHH's kids. But it would probably be the Levesque legacy emphasised, rather than the McMahon legacy.

Report stretfordph March 14, 2024 11:38 AM GMT
is anyone else having trouble with tennis on the sports book not working?
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 2, 2024 10:41 PM BST

Mar 7, 2024 -- 10:15PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


Feb 25, 2024 -- 6:47PM, wisewords wrote:what do you think all this Vince McMahon stuff means for the longterm wrestling standing of the "McMahon family"?Vince's legacy will take a big hit, and hopefully there won't be forgiveness.Linda won't want to have anything to do with wrestling anyway.Steph & Shane might be alright once enough time has passed should they want to do something. With time Steph might be just as much Paul Levesque's wife as Vince's daughter.The grandchildren will probably be allowed to wrestle should they want to, especially Steph and HHH's kids. But it would probably be the Levesque legacy emphasised, rather than the McMahon legacy.


did you hear Punk on last week's RAW. He said "I listen to the Experience and the Drive-Thru" Excited
Good to be in good company.

Report wisewords April 2, 2024 11:40 PM BST
Happy I've not listened so much lately, but if anything big happens in the world of wrestling Jim & Brian are my first port of call
Report wisewords April 10, 2024 3:32 AM BST
did you enjoy CM Punk's near 2 hour sitdown interview on Ariel Helwani's MMA Hour show?
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 10, 2024 4:36 PM BST
yeah, his talks with Ariel are always very good. Ariel also did one with Becky that was great minus the last 10 mins where they did in character stuff to hype her WM match, and then there's a Cody interview that I haven't watched yet.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 10, 2024 4:38 PM BST
Tony Khan got really mad about it. They did two rah rah speaches on Dynamite in response and tonight they're teasing to show backstage footage from Wembley which according to Dave is actually going to be that and not some bait and switch/trolling.
Report wisewords April 11, 2024 12:13 AM BST
Yeah they're going to show the CCTV footage from Brawl In 2023 at Wembley LaughLaugh
Report wisewords April 11, 2024 12:14 AM BST
and same, haven't got round to watching the Cody one yet, just the Punk one. Punk's been doing some pretty good promos on RAW lately too, very entertaining stuff
Report wisewords April 11, 2024 12:15 AM BST
it really feels like AEW is going to be out of business 2 years from now. this whole CM Punk saga has totally killed it
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 11, 2024 10:16 AM BST

Apr 11, 2024 -- 12:13AM, wisewords wrote:


Yeah they're going to show the CCTV footage from Brawl In 2023 at Wembley


On the show they didn't show arena reactions, but I saw clips from the arena and there were CM Punk chants. Classic. Couldn't really tell how widespread they are but would have loved to see TK's face for that.

Report SamuelMertensBertens April 11, 2024 10:20 AM BST
The Punk/Drew/Seth promo was fire.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 11, 2024 10:30 AM BST
AEW has been on a downward slide since 2022 with Cody leaving and the first Punk injury and Brawl Out.
Hard to speculate on their future. If they get a good tv deal they will probably be fine, but with declining viewership and an overall cold product I'm not sure they will.
I do think they are reckless with their salary spendings and it doesn't feel like a stable business model. But Shahid Khan is super rich, to him these AEW numbers is not that big so as long as Tony wants to do this and Shadid is happy to finance it to keep Tony happy, I can see the company sticking around as long as they have any kind of tv deal with decent exposure.
Hard to really comment on their business when it's a private company and numbers aren't published, but just looking at it from the outside it doesn't look all that good with half empty arenas and such big spendings. Meltzer and Alvarez speculated on how much the two companies spend on salary compared to revenue (I think that was the number used) and they said WWE is just under 10% and AEW somewhere between 30-50% which is huge if accurate.
Report wisewords April 13, 2024 3:23 PM BST

Apr 11, 2024 -- 10:20AM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


The Punk/Drew/Seth promo was fire.


Indeed really enjoyed that one!

Report wisewords April 13, 2024 3:30 PM BST
Good summary on AEW. Do you think Tony would keep going even with small crowds and 25% full arenas? I think that's the danger because as you point out, it's a really cold product right now
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 13, 2024 4:46 PM BST
He should switch to smaller venues for now so at least the venues will be (close to) full and have great atmosphere.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 13, 2024 4:48 PM BST
at the moment they are a laughing stock
Esteemed Forbes trolled them with this.

AEW Dynamite Results | April 10, 2024
    Adam Copeland def. Penta El Zero Miedo | AEW TNT Championship
    CM Punk def. Jack Perry | Backstage Footage from AEW All In 2023
    Shane Taylor Promotions def. Chris Jericho, HOOK and Katsuyori Shibata
    Kazuchika Okada def. Cristiano Argento
    Mariah May def. Anna Jay
    Samoa Joe def. Dustin Rhodes | AEW World Title Eliminator


https://www.forbes.com/sites/alfredkonuwa/2024/04/10/aew-dynamite-results-winners-and-grades-as-cm-punk-destroys-jack-perry/?sh=542b91b767bd
,
Report wisewords April 13, 2024 5:48 PM BST
Laugh Tony must be in ruins over this. He won't be happy at all because he really, really cares about AEW being popular and successful
Report tomtimtum April 21, 2024 4:58 PM BST
hello w00se w0rds, Big Grantie C00per says hello!
Report wisewords April 22, 2024 2:01 PM BST
hello Grant Cooper!
Report tomtimtum April 22, 2024 5:52 PM BST
i asked Grant C00per if he has a message for you, he said "I dont tbh"
Report tomtimtum April 22, 2024 5:52 PM BST
he still checks the forums every day tho, so if you have a message post it and he will see it
Report wisewords April 23, 2024 2:07 AM BST
ok....

I can't believe Eddie Hearn has cashed out your favourite boxer in the whole wide world Grant. Katie "The Power" Taylor has been cashed out, and her feather fisted flurries will have no effect as the B side!! You must be absolutely devastated at this heartbreaking news Sad
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 24, 2024 4:06 PM BST
Dave coming to London again for All In weekend!
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 25, 2024 3:03 PM BST
General Admission: £60 (approximately $74.25 USD)
This includes entry and £5 food/drink voucher (approximately $6.19 USD). Seating not guaranteed. The venue will be a mix of seating and standing.

Seven-Star VIP admission: £85 (approximately $105.19) (Limited to maximum 50 VIPs)
This includes entry, £5 food/drink voucher (approximately $6.19 USD) and guaranteed seat for the Q&A. Also, this includes a post-event signature from both Bryan and Dave on your item or a free print, as well as a professional digital photograph.
Report wisewords April 25, 2024 5:20 PM BST
you gonna attend?
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 25, 2024 6:34 PM BST
at those prices, no way. I could watch a WWE show for that money. I would pay £15 tops for this.
Report wisewords April 25, 2024 6:48 PM BST
I agree with you. I wanted to see what you'd say though. The prices charged are silly for what you actually get. Crazy that he can rip off some of his most hardcore fans in this way because he knows they'll pay it
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 17, 2024 12:36 PM BST
Golf's world number 1 Scottie Scheffler ARRESTED as he's about to enter the PGA Championships day 2 as 2nd fave!
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 17, 2024 12:38 PM BST
Odds have gone from 5.5 to 8.8

(At worst he can no longer continue the tournament. Even if they let him go quickly, it's not the best preparation for a day of golf to have been under arrest in the morning).
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 17, 2024 12:39 PM BST
Scottie is meant to tee off in 5.5 hrs.
Report wisewords May 17, 2024 1:13 PM BST
what did he do?
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 17, 2024 1:18 PM BST
if I tried understandly he tried to skip ahead in a traffic queue on the way to the site, didn't comply with a policeman's order and was arrested. odds are 14 now.
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 17, 2024 1:19 PM BST
*understood correctly,

not that other attempt at English you see above.
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 17, 2024 1:20 PM BST
mugshot
https://x.com/acaseofthegolf1/status/1791441038608932986?s=19
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 17, 2024 1:20 PM BST
they even had him put orange prison clothing on.
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 17, 2024 1:24 PM BST
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/GNxrfZ7XYAE4W9y?format=jpg&name=small
Report wisewords May 17, 2024 1:33 PM BST
are they trying to make some sort of example of him? all seems very over the top. in the UK you'd probably end up with a warning and highly doubt you'd be arrested
Report wisewords May 17, 2024 1:34 PM BST

May 17, 2024 -- 1:18PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


if I tried understandly he tried to skip ahead in a traffic queue on the way to the site, didn't comply with a policeman's order and was arrested. odds are 14 now.


all this drama made you lose your composure Silly

Report SamuelMertensBertens May 17, 2024 1:46 PM BST
been released and is on the way to the golf course now. Will be an interesting day.
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 17, 2024 1:46 PM BST

May 17, 2024 -- 1:34PM, wisewords wrote:


May 17, 2024 --  1:18PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:if I tried understandly he tried to skip ahead in a traffic queue on the way to the site, didn't comply with a policeman's order and was arrested. odds are 14 now.all this drama made you lose your composure


sure did.

Report wisewords May 17, 2024 1:51 PM BST

May 17, 2024 -- 1:46PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


been released and is on the way to the golf course now. Will be an interesting day.


lol very random. is it like that in Sweden? would they arrest you like that for doing that?

Report SamuelMertensBertens May 17, 2024 2:13 PM BST
ooh I don't know. Probably.
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 31, 2024 12:44 AM BST
missed all the funky US election swings today because I was busy with the tennis Cry
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