Thursday, November 10, 2016

On Election Night, nearly two million people watched the WWE Smackdown

This is just FYI because - well - shouldn't we chronicle Armageddon?

On Tuesday night, USA Network's always-exciting WWE Smackdown Live ran from 8 to 10 p.m., as the nation was changing hands. BreeZango defeated the Vaudevillains in a thrilling tag-team Survivor Series match-up. (If I were in a tag team, I would want it to be called the Vaudevillains.)

The event attracted 1,921,000 viewers nationwide, about 700,000 of them in the key 19-to-49 demographic. This paled in comparison to the election's ratings - where Fox and CNN each ran up numbers beyond 10 million. God knows what they raked in from ads, but I doubt they were your regular Hannity rates.

Still, the Smackdown topped all of ESPN's sports talk crapola. That network even failed to top Gunsmoke, on TV Land Classic. There, the real Matt Dillon - the sheriff, that is - drew 694,000 happy viewers. 

My guess is that they'll all miss the next presidential election.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

DONALD TRUMP.... WWE HALL OF FAMER (CELEBRITY WING)...... LOOK IT UP!.....LOL!

Anonymous said...

PETE ROSE....WWE HALL OF FAMER (CELEBRITY WING)....
MOHAMMAD ALI.....WWE HALL OF FAMER (CELEBRITY WING)....

Anonymous said...

LIBERACE TOO!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

BOB UEUKER
REFRIGERATOR PERRY
MR. T
ARNOLD SWARZENEGGER
AND SNOOP DOG!
ALL WWE HALL OF FAMERS! (IN THE CELEBRITY WING)!!!!

Anonymous said...

I DON'T WANT TO MAKE ANYBODY MAD ON THIS WONDERFUL SITE.....BUT ON THE FIRST 3 DAYS OF THE TRUMP ERA, TRUMP HAS ALREADY MADE ME WELL OVER A THOUSAND DOLLARS ON MY IRA ACCOUNT!...... AND I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE!........ TRUISM ALPHONSO!.... LOL


OK...NO....MORE ....POLITICS! SORRY GUYS.

Anonymous said...

Better start drawing on your IRA before he flushes the economy down the toilet, all-caps! So, who decides who's in the WWE Hall?? The McMahons?? I hope you know that they gave more than 5 million to your prez's illegal foundation a few years ago, so he could give away THEIR money, and brag about it. Look it up!! Read David Farenthold's excellent reporting in the WAPO....and please don't think that Mr. tRUMP gives a crap about your IRA, OR you....you'll see.

Take advantage while you can - - he's highly considering Steven Mnuchin for Treasury Sec....admires him, because SM pulled a "terrific" bankruptcy deal (sound familiar??), and walked away with millions, while the actual small investors lost pretty much everything - - so he MUST be "smart", like tRUMP, right?? Enjoy yourself, but I am afraid for you - - for me - - for all of us.

Also - - his economic plans - - IF they were to pass - - would represent a seven TRILLION dollar drain on the Treasury in the next ten years - - and he has opined that he will offset that by ridding us of "waste & fraud" - - and unless by that, he means Social Security, there's absolutely nothing that adds up to even close to that. The debt's going up, and so are interest rates - - and perhaps tarrifs on cheap goods that people have gotten addicted to....so enjoy the bubble we are about to be swamped by while you can.

Bring up politics if you wish, but expect some people to bring up a few uncomfortable facts....TRUISM, all-caps.

That said, I agree with your last baseball observation, one of those short-porch sluggers would need to have an OBP of at least .350, and roughly .240 BA, in order to be worth running out there. Tell Joey Binders, and Cash-Puss that.... and I'll second it. LB

Anonymous said...

anonymous.....ARE YOU ACTUALLY TELLING ME ABOUT TRUMP GETTING ILLEGAL DONATIONS? ......WHEN THE CLINTON FOUNDATION HAS ILLEGALLY RAKED IN HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN DONATIONS FROM SOME FOREIGN COUNTRIES THAT ACTUALLY WOULD LIKE NOTHING BETTER THAN TO MURDER INNOCENT AMERICANS???.....(WHICH, SORRY TO SAY, IS A CRIME).....THERE IS A REAL POSSIBILITY, SHE CAN STILL BE PROSECUTED.....TRUISM, anonymous.....LETS BE REAL AND LOOK AT BOTH SIDES HERE.....TO BE HONEST, I REALLY DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT IT IS THAT OBAMA HAS DONE AND HILLARY WOULD BE DOING FOR US, THAT IS SO SPECIAL, THAT PEOPLE ARE HAVING CONIPSHIONS ABOUT.

I AM, RESPECTFULLY, POINTING OUT MORE "UNCOMFORTABLE FACTS", THAT YOU HAVE OVERLOOKED.

LETS STAY ON YANKEE BASEBALL....GLORIOUS YANKEE BASEBALL, MY FRIEND...


Anonymous said...

There is a difference: other than the book "Clinton Cash", which is totally one-sided and full of errors, there is NO evidence that any of those donations were illegal - - plus, 90 percent of that money went to help 11 million people around the world afford the drugs to combat HIV - - not to buy stupid-looking portraits of the MAN, or Tim Tebow autographed helmets. I, personally, would accept El Chapo's money (the real EC) if I could use it to help poor, sick people. Plus, the Clintons did not try to hide those donations - - AND - - a big AND they released their tax-returns - - IN FULL; your boy (I say "boy" advisedly, because he never seems to have escaped adolescence) has hidden all his business dealings. One thing we know, though, is that he owes the Deutsche Bank over 300 million bucks. What do you think he is going to do if the DB starts to go under?? I think he will look for a way to prop up a FOREIGN bank, because if he doesn't, the court may order all their debts called in, and then he would have to pony up - - and that is precisely what he is NOT good at - - his specialty is using OPM - - other peoples' money - - as he said repeatedly on the campaign trail.

Sure, he might get Rudy, or whatever hack he puts in the DOJ to go after the Clintons - - Republicans have been doing that for thirty years, with very little success (mostly with Richard Mellon Scaife's money financing their witch-hunts) - - and you might be prophetic: perhaps she will yet face a court-date; but here's what we know right now: tRUMP faces a court-date - - soon - - in the Trump University lawsuit - - for starters. His attorneys just argued that they should move the case back until after the inauguration because "he's too busy right now; he would have more time, after the inauguration, to deal with it"....That is rich!! He WILL have more time, because he doesn't intend to deal with day-to-day issues - - that isn't his specialty.
Also - - there are many other lawsuits pending against him - - some for non-payment of debts - - and he WOULD have faced a lawsuit for allegedly raping a thirteen-year-old girl - - except his yahoos found out who she was (I wonder how - - hmmmm), and scared her enough to drop the suit. She had sued him once before, and he did settle that suit (not like him), but her attorneys found reason to re-file - - and the judge had accepted that reasoning.
Just pointing out a few more "uncomfortable facts", my friend.
I think you would do well to stay on baseball, but I wonder how long it will take you to regret what you & others have done to us.
BTW, I was not, and am not, a big fan of either Clinton, or Obama - - I supported Bernie, all the way - - but I cringe when I think of so many of the things that this man said over the past year-and-a-half. If he even tries to do HALF of them, we'll all be very sorry. Oh, and, btw, you think tRUMP's best new buddy, Putin, wouldn't like to murder innocent Americans?? I believe some people have asserted he's already DONE that....LB

Anonymous said...

.........AND I TRIED TO SPARE YOU THE EMBARRASSMENT BY NOT MENTIONING THE NUMEROUS CELL PHONE DESTRUCTION, THE BLEACHING, THE DELETED EMAILS, THE LYING TO CONGRESS ABOUT IT, AND THE INCREDIBLE BANGAZI DISASTER, WHICH AGAIN, SORRY TO SAY TO YOU, ARE ALL CRIMES........ CRIMES!...... TAKE ALL OF THE SILLY STUFF TRUMP HAS SAID, AND BEEN ACCUSED OF, THROUGHOUT HIS CAMPAIGN, (INCLUDING TRUMP UNIVERSITY), PUT THEM ALL TOGETHER, AND IT DOES NOT EVEN COME CLOSE TO THE DEVIOUS, ACTUAL CRIMES OF HILLARY CLINTON........... YOU AND MOST CLINTON SUPPORTERS ARE CONVENIENTLY LEAVING OUT THE REAL "UNCOMFORTABLE FACTS"......... I AM NOT MAKING UP THESE CRIMES, THEY ARE REAL, AND THEY ARE ALL OF HER OWN DOING......WHICH HAVE LED TO HER UNDOING.

el duque said...

Go ahead, get it out of your systems.

Anonymous said...

HAHAHA EL DUQUE!.... WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS FIGHT?....LOL.....I HATE POLITICS......BUT LOVE YANKEE BASEBALL.......AND THIS SITE!....(JUST TRYING TO KEEP PEOPLE ON THE UP AND UP)....LOL

Anonymous said...

Oh, SPARE ME - - but not "embarrassment" - - but instead, spare me from absurdity! The Re-thuglicants have investigated Benghazi to death (at least 8 times), and found exactly NOTHING that Clinton even did wrong; as for those e-mails: they found exactly three (3!!) that were candidates for the LOWEST level of classification - - no more. It is ridiculous to spend so much time and energy investigating this thing as a crime; she shouldn't have done it, of course - - she was trying to be cute, and avoid the possibility of FOIA requests (mostly from lunatics like Judicial Watch, and other right-wing nuts) - - but this is, and has been, fairly common practice. The Bush administration did this, in spades: they "disappeared" millions of e-mails!! If anyone should be in jail over e-mails, it should be the responsible parties from Dumb-ya Bush's administration, not Hillary.
So you think tRUMP's incitement of violence & bigotry are "silly" things he said?? I suppose, then, you think his repeated mis-treatment of women is also "trivial"?? You think it's not a crime to rape a thirteen-year-old??
The "incredible" Benghazi disaster you refer to was, indeed, unfortunate - - but it is going to PALE, next to what this man you support is going to incite the haters in this society to do - - they are coming out of the woodwork, and from under their rocks....matter of fact, you sound as if you have either drunk the Kool-Aid wholesale - - barrels of it - - or you have some anger issues.
Also, you mentioned that tRUMP is going to be so good for small business - - well, I have a small business, too, and I think it's more likely he's going to put you - - and me - - OUT of business.
Enjoy your narcissistic, totally self-centered, misogynistic sociopath while you can - - I don't think he will last long in the office - - it looks as if the more establishment figures in his own party are already looking for ways to get past him.
Oh - - and I forgot nepotistic: he has already appointed three of his children, AND his son-in-law to his transition team - - PLUS they are supposed running his tangled business web, now - - just the conflicts of interest from Russia, alone, are very likely traitorous - - and there are laws about that, too.
You need to read Kurt Eichenwald's assessment of his business dealings, in several parts, which was published in Newsweek - - plus his tweet-storm of last Monday, the 7th....but I suppose you would think are that mess is "silly" and "trivial", as well. You might want to try it without the Google-y glasses, sir.
And yes - - we will be lucky if Cash-Puss acts quickly enough to find us the middle-of-the-order bat we so dearly need - - but part of the blame for that has to go to Prince Hal, too - - he is so determined to get out from under the "luxury" tax (a tendency that should be familiar to you, since your candidate sports a complet aversion to paying his share). Keep the "uncomfortable facts" coming if you will - - I will match them, and then some. LB

Anonymous said...

........BUT YOU'RE NOT MATCHING MY "UNCOMFORTABLE FACTS", YOU'RE JUST ALL OVER THE PLACE WITH OPINIONS IN MULTIPLE DIRECTIONS WITHOUT REALLY SAYING ANYTHING CONCRETE..............HERE'S ANOTHER "UNCOMFORTABLE FACT"! .. DO YOU REALIZE THEY CAUGHT HILLARY'S CREW PAYING PEOPLE TO INCITE VIOLENCE AT THE TRUMP RALLIES!!...IT'S ON VIDEO TAPE! .....THEY ACTUALLY PAID PEOPLE TO CAUSE THE RIOTS!!!!....THIS IS A FACT!. (I DON'T MAKE UP THESE FACTS, HILLARY DOES)!...THIS ALSO, IS A CRIME!!!! (AND A PRETTY DAMN BIG ONE TOO)!!!....THE MEDIA SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON THAT STORY BIG TIME, BUT OF COURSE, THEY WEREN'T.......BUT LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE, IT JUST SEEMS TO GO RIGHT OVER EVERYONE ELSE'S HEAD.........AND HOW CAN YOU THINK TRUMP MOST LIKELY WILL PUT YOUR AND MY SMALL BUSINESSES OUT OF BUSINESS? BY CUTTING TAXES??????? HOW DOES THAT WORK?...............ANYWAY, anonymous, OF COURSE WE WILL NEVER AGREE ON POLITICS, BUT LETS AGREE RIGHT NOW, THAT OUR LOVE FOR THE YANKEES SUPERSEDES ANY AND ALL POLITICAL DISAGREEMENTS......AGREED????

Anonymous said...

Well, first off - - yes, I have been refuting most of your "uncomfortable facts" - - for instance, that Benghazi crap: Rethuglicants have investigated that EIGHT times, and every time, they - - the Rethuglicant-led committees - - have concluded that there's nothing there. No crime.
Also - - you think HRC's ditching of 30,000 e-mails - - many of which have PROVEN to be personal in nature - - is worse than the Bushies "losing" something like 21 MILLION e-mails that they were supposed to preserve??
Next: Believe ANYthing in a James O'Keeffe film that's heavily edited (and slanted) by him, to your peril!! He has already been indicted & convicted for falsifying a film against Planned Parenthood, a couple of years ago....If you trust him, your news-source MUST be Roger Ailes, Bill-O the Clown, and Company.
Lastly, no I think tRUMP's ridiculous tax-cuts he has proposed - - weighted extremely heavily toward his REAL bosses - - Robert & Rebekah Mercer - - who financed most of his campaign, AND paid his spokespeople, plus his COS - - I think those tax cuts, plus the spending-spree he is proposing - - on infrastructure, Pentagon's budget, etc....that, plus the gigantic loss of revenue, will, imho, flush the economy down the toilet even worse than the Bushies did - - then, where will your business - - or mine - - be?? We won't have anyone to buy our products/services - - that's what I fear.
As far's baseball, you bet your Bippy, I love the Yankees - - and I'm certain you do, too - - I have no doubt you love our country, as well, AS DO I - - and want what's best for it - - but we sure don't agree on how to cure the country's problems - - unlike the Yankees' problems. Personally, I wish tRUMP had bought the Yankees from Prince Hal - - he can't stand losing - - just like ol' George, rest his soul. LB

Anonymous said...

AGREED ON OUR SAVOIR....YANKEE BASEBALL!

Blind Robin said...

Unless there is a lot of Earl Warren in Trump, Yankee fandom will not be the opiate.