|The Glamazon is part of my favorite "obscure" Rumble moment in recent memory|
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I think everyone who follows NXT is expecting this to the point where it would be anticlimactic either way. If it happens, the buzz will be dampened, and if it doesn't, everyone will be mad that it didn't. I would run an angle where Miz or someone in NXT rigs the draw so he gets like nine or something. Then, the real magic can begin.@tholzerman Am I the only one that is waiting for bated breath for Tye Dillinger to be the tenth entrant in the Rumble? #TweetBag— Rich Fann II (@RDotDeuce) January 11, 2017
@tholzerman thoughts on Barstool Sports and their crazy rise/influence over pop culture and sports all over the country— Nick Van Sexel (@TheREALjKAM) January 11, 2017
Honestly, it's not surprising that a website dedicated to the basest aspects when sports intersect with toxic masculinity has caught fire in America. Sports fandom has always attracted some of the worst people in America, nay, the world. Sure, those people in total may not be worse than non-sports fans, but much like Donald Trump may only seem worse than, say, Mike Pence because of his churlish and boastful public attitudes, it's the sports dudes who are loudest who are gonna seem worse than the asswipes in other non-sports arenas where shouting isn't as encouraged.
However, I'm not necessarily interested in the prevalence of Barstool nationally as I am as its weird resurgence among the SB Nation/more progressive-minded sports Twitter circles in which I run. Call it Greater Lefty Sports Twitter if you will. I wanna say I don't know when it started happening, but I do, when PFT Commenter left SB Nation to go get a paid gig there. I can't blame PFTC for wanting to get paid, but it was one of those things where people started to cow under politics, which is why certain dudes from Barstool started getting influence in Greater Lefty Sports Twitter. Now, granted, I don't know which people among the Barstool administration are good or who are simpatico with the GLST, but the fact that now people are needing to feel cool with Barstool to placate an entertaining and satirically vital (I hate to say it, but) brand is uneasy. But it makes sense. Again, people cow under the pressure.
I'm guessing you mean a 64-man tournament that ends in an eight-man Money in the Bank match, so I'm going to break it down into separate pods. The caveats are that none of the current top Champions will be in it. Without further ado:@tholzerman Give me a 64 competitor, 8 man money in the bank tournament please and thanks— Sports are good-ish. (@thegnc) January 12, 2017
- RAW - Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Chris Jericho, Sami Zayn, Braun Strowman, Big Cass, Rusev, Finn Bálor if healthy/Xavier Woods if not
- Smackdown - John Cena, Randy Orton, Dean Ambrose, The Miz, Dolph Ziggler, Baron Corbin, Kalisto, Apollo Crews
- Tag Team Special - Big E, Kofi Kingston, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper
- NXT - Samoa Joe, Bobby Roode, Tye Dillinger, Roderick Strong, Andrade "Cien" Almas, Scott Dawson, Dash Wilder, No Way Jose
- 205 Live - The Brian Kendrick, TJ Perkins, Neville, Cedric Alexander, Noam Dar, Jack Gallagher, Ariya Daivari, Tajiri
- WWE UK - Pete Dunne, Danny Birch, Wolfgang, Tyler Bate, Trent Seven, Mark Andrews, Dan Moloney, Joseph Connors
- EVOLVE - Matt Riddle, Fred Yehi, Hot Sauce Williams, Ethan Page, Drew Galloway, DUSTIN, Zack Sabre, Jr., ACH
- Grab Bag - Kassius Ohno, Rhyno, Mojo Rawley, Titus O'Neil, Drew Gulak, Tony Nese, Kane, Xavier Woods if Bálor is healthy/James Ellsworth if not