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WWE RAW Results 4/17/17 Columbus, Ohio

WWE RAW Results 4/17/17 Columbus, Ohio 

Recap of last week when Braun Strowman destroyed Roman Reigns.

Strowman makes his way down to the ring and lets everyone know how proud he is of what he did last week. And he’s ready to tare through the entire locker room but here comes GM Kurt Angle. Strowman demands more competition or else.

Seth Rollins joins the broadcast booth.

Samoa Joe  vs. Chris Jericho

Samoa Joe wins by submission

Strowman lays out R Truth and Goldust.

Gallows and Anderson  vs. Enzo Amore & Bug Cass

Gallows and Anderson win via pinfall

Miz TV w/ Dean Ambrose

Strowman then throws Kalisto into the garbage but The Big Show shoulder blocks him into the wall.

TJ Perkins vs. Jack Gallagher

Austin Aries and Neville at ringside separately

Perkins when’s by pin after the Destination Kick.

#1 Contender’s Fatal-4 Way Match: Nia Jax vs. Mickie James vs. Sasha Banks vs. Alexa Bliss.

Winner the hometown girl Alexa Bliss

Fin Balor defeats Curt Hawkins.

Jericho added to Elias Samson to The List.

Bray Wyatt gives a little bit more insight into the House Of Horrors match.

Jeff Hardy w/ Matt Hardy (Tagteam champions) vs Cesaro w/ Sheamus

This is Jeff Hardys for some singles match on Raw and over seven years. He is a three-time former World Champion. 

Winner: Jeff Hardy

Big Show vs. Braun Strowman

The match ends in a no contest after the ring implodes from a Superplex. 

  ‘Some nights if she found herself alone and restless, she liked to call in to one of the radio stations and chat with the all-night disc jockey. She would as the dj to play one of her favorites. The song she most frequently requested was Gershwin’s wistful “Someone to Watch Over Me”—in later years it would be “Lush Life,” Billy Strayhorn’s world-weary ode to a life of “jazz and cocktails.” Sometimes she would go to the station and sit in the studio and just quietly listen to music. “She did that a lot,” recalled Johnny Grant, a North Carolina native and in the period a top disc jockey in Hollywood, for a time broadcasting life from a booth at Ciro’s. “She absolutely loved music, and she would just come by and sit while you played the records. She didn’t want to talk on the air or anything or have you mention she was there. You’d have a little chitchat during a break, but she just like to come and listen to the music. I played the regular stuff, Dorsey, Artie Shaw and all, but she liked to hear a lot of the harder jazz, and there was another guy, a disc jockey named Don Otis she liked to drop in on quite a bit because he played a lot of the music she liked. They had a very good friendship. It wasn’t a romance or anything, as far as I know—well, it could have been, who knows?”’

— 'Love Is Nothing’ by Lee Server.


Billy Crystal’s beautiful tribute to his good friend Robin Williams. Rest in peace. <3

He made us laugh. Hard. Every time you saw him, on television, movies, nightclubs, arenas, hospitals, homeless shelters, for our troops overseas, and even in a dying girl’s living room for her last wish. He made us laugh, big time. I spent many happy hours with Robin onstage. I mean, the brilliance was astounding, the relentless energy was kind of thrilling. I used to think that if I could just put a saddle on him and stay on for eight seconds, I was going to do okay. 

Robin, Whoopi, and I were once in Shea Stadium, in the broadcast booth with the great Tim McCarver. It was comic-relief day for the New York Mets. Robin knew nothing about baseball. I asked him, “What’s your favorite team?” And he said, “The San Franciscoes.” So he was a little lost in the conversation, so I got an idea and I said, “You know, Tim, we have a great Russian baseball player with us.” I looked over, his eyes got all bright, his ears perked up like he was a little dog that was inside all day and the master came and said, “Hey, you want to go for a walk?” So I said, “What’s baseball like in Russia?” Without missing a beat, he said, “Well, we’ve only got one team: the Reds.” Well, the next pitch, the batter fouled one off and it came screaming back at us, we ducked down, it slammed against the wall. Robin turned around and bounced it into his hands, and then he stood up and screamed, “I love America. I’m going to defect.” He could be funny anywhere. 

We were such close friends. He would come to all of our great family functions: weddings, bar mitzvahs, that kind of thing. He would sit with my older immigrant relatives like he was one of the guys. And he would tell them about his journey from his little shtetl in Poland to America. One uncle of mine said, “I came to America after World War II and I hitchhiked.” And Robin said, “I waited until there was a 747 and a kosher meal.”

Well, as genius as he was onstage, he was the greatest friend you could ever imagine: supportive, protective, loving. It’s very hard to talk about him in the past because he was so present in all of our lives. For almost 40 years, he was the brightest star in the comedy galaxy. But while some of the brightest of our celestial bodies are actually extinct now, their energy long since cooled, but miraculously, because they float in the heavens so far away from us now, their beautiful light will continue to shine on us forever. And the glow will be so bright, it’ll warm your heart, it’ll make your eyes glisten, and it’ll make you think to yourselves: Robin Williams, what a concept.

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HIS ILLEGITIMACY PLANS ON ERODING FREEDOM OF THE PRESS: The Trump Administration May Evict the Press from the White House
"They are the opposition party," a senior official says.

Peter J. Boyer at Esquire:

According to three senior officials on the transition team, a plan to evict the press corps from the White House is under serious consideration by the incoming Trump Administration. If the plan goes through, one of the officials said, the media will be removed from the cozy confines of the White House press room, where it has worked for several decades. Members of the press will be relocated to the White House Conference Center—near Lafayette Square—or to a space in the Old Executive Office Building, next door to the White House.

“There has been no decision,” Sean Spicer, Trump’s press secretary, said about the plan today. But Spicer acknowledged that “there has been some discussion about how to do it.”

Spicer cast the possible relocation of the press corps as a matter, in part, of logistics. “There’s been so much interest in covering a President Donald Trump,” he said. “A question is: Is a room that has forty-nine seats adequate? When we had that press conference the other day, we had thousands of requests, and we capped it at four hundred. Is there an opportunity to potentially allow more members of the media to be part of this? That’s something we’re discussing.”

Another senior official, however, suggested a more pointed motivation for the move. According to the official, the potential relocation reflected a view within the transition team that coverage of Trump has been so hostile as to indicate that the press has abandoned its role as neutral observer.

“They are the opposition party,” a senior official says. “I want ‘em out of the building. We are taking back the press room.”

Reporters have had some sort of workspace at the White House since Teddy Roosevelt’s time, but the current press room is an artifact of the Richard Nixon era, the dawn of the symbiosis of the press and the modern presidency. The “room” is actually a space containing work stations and broadcast booths, as well as the briefing area that is so familiar to viewers of presidential news conferences.

His Illegitimacy’s going the Erdoğan/Putin route to attack the freedom of the press. This is yet more proof that he hates being held accountable for his lies and embarrassments. And this move, if it goes through, will be seen as an insult to the freedom of the press in America. If it goes through, this will be seen as an attempt to put in those friendly to him, while booting those adversarial to him, à la Putin/Erdoğan.

“When the final game was over, Jean Beliveau had finished the 1971 playoffs with 22 points in 20 games, and he led all players with 16 playoffs assists. There had been a rumor that he was going to retire. Nobody had said anything. He hadn’t. I remember spending a good part of that night in the broadcast booth wondering, "Am I watching Jean Beliveau play for the last time?” And, indeed I was. I’ll never forget that scene of him skating off the ice for the last time with the Stanley Cup. That was an absolutely fitting way for him to end his career and it’s exactly the way it should have been: Jean Beliveau, going out a champion.“
~ Legendary hockey broadcaster Dick Irvin

Usually by the time I get down here from the broadcast booth, I’ve kind of gathered my thoughts, gathered my emotions. Not so much tonight. I think as a Penguin fan, I think you should be ticked off tonight, because your goaltender laid it all on the line. That’s one of the best goaltending performances I’ve seen in years. He was taking my breath away.

To lose the game like that, it should bother you. It should bother you a lot as a player. I don’t know if anything was said in that room, but it bothers me. I take a lot of pride in working for this organization and what this organization stands for. And what I witnessed out there tonight, it was not Penguin hockey. You had a goaltender that absolutely laid every ounce of energy he had on the line, and you lose the game like that, on a shorthanded goal where he makes the save and you just don’t cover up Brandon Dubinsky? That should really stick in your craw to the point where things should change after this game tonight.

Because I think enough is enough. Enough has gone on here, and everybody’s kind of being patient: ‘OK, we’re gonna be fine. OK, we’ve got Malkin, we’ve got Crosby, we have Letang.’ It should get to the point of unacceptable, what’s going on the ice. … It’s not about working hard.

Don’t get me wrong, you did some good things against Washington, but the way that you unraveled after the Ovechkin two-hand chop on Letang, you end up shooting yourself in the foot. And you come back, and you don’t have a great start here against a team that’s clearly out of the playoffs, it’s frightening. In their room, they’re thinking ‘We’re going down with the ship. we’re going down swining. we’re going down and we’re gonna empty the tank every night.’ They beat the Philadelphia Flyers, they come rolling in here. and they snatch two points from the Pittsburgh Penguins.

I don’t know what the comments are from the players, but you should feel like this is rock bottom. Just because of the way Marc-Andre Fleury played. Sid’s trying to fire himself up, he’s trying to fire the troops up by fighting Brandon Dubinsky, but I don’t know. In my estimation, I see too much talent and too much character on the ice and in the room for this to go on any longer than tonight.

(GM Jim Rutherford is) a guy that’s more likely to pull the trigger in the next few days than wait for March 2. On top of that, if you don’t have that fear of being traded, you might want to start having the fear of not making the playoffs. You might think you’re all nice and cozy where you are right now, but guess what: All of a sudden, when you pick up the paper tomorrow or you go online and look at or, the Penguins are going to be in the wild-card position. They’re No. 7 right now. And guess what: The Boston Bruins aren’t that far behind, and the Florida Panthers are not that far behind. And if you continue to slide like this, I don’t think you want to go into the last 15 games of the regular season going ‘holy moley, we are two points from being out of a wild-card position. And the way things are going right now, that reality should be staring you in the face right now.”

Not with that talent and what ownership has done to build a team to win now. And that’s the thing: I know there’s a little bit of a sense (where) everyone is looking at the Metropolitan Division. Now we’re four games below .500 in the Metropolitan, and the teams we beat are the teams that are not in the playoffs for the most part. You’re not beating the Rangers, you’re not beating the Caps, you’re not even beating the Flyers for that (matter).

There’s kind of been this ‘Don’t worry. We’ll be fine. Don’t look at the stats. Don’t look at the numbers so much.’ That’s kind of what you’re hearing. You know what, at this point, you better look at the numbers, because it’s a reality. It’s not a small sample size anymore. It’s a reality that right now, this team is not good enough, and there should be some real, real healthy fear of what’s going on right now.

—  Phil Bourque after Thursday night’s loss to the Blue Jackets (Source)
Remembering Robin Williams’ Visits to Shea

Comedian and actor Robin Williams made two visits to Shea Stadium to take in a Mets game while filming in New York over his career. 

His first visit came in July of 1989 with friend and fellow actor/comedian Billy Crystal and was filled with a nice surprise for Williams, who was attending the second baseball game of his life after going to his first a few weeks earlier in San Francisco. Williams and Crystal were invited up to the TV booth with broadcaster Tim McCarver for the Reds-Mets contest and during the bottom of the fourth, Williams was fortunate enough to grab his first foul ball thanks to Kevin Elster. As Williams and Crystal were providing colorful play-by-play and commentary, Elster his a laser up to the booth that sent the folks in it scurrying for cover. In the end it was Williams who came up with coveted souvenir. 

After Elster was retired to end the inning, Williams can be heard jovially thanking Elster for the foul ball as the telecast went to commercial. 

In July of 2007 William made a return to Shea with actor Jon Travolta to root on the Mets and film the movie “Old Dogs.”

Before the game, Williams was invited to join the team for batting practice. Mets staff that were around him on this day in 2007 said he was “his typical self.” Robin was constantly joking around with the players and they really enjoyed being around him. 

Before the game, Williams was invited to join the team for batting practice. Mets staff that were around him on this day in 2007 said he was his typical self — constantly joking around with the players —  and they really enjoyed being around him. 

Williams’ allegiances were with a team by the bay, but it was great to have one of the funniest people on the planet around the Mets organization for a few games.

So if you count each "one" in Bright Eyes' "One for You, One for Me"...

That is

1 for:
the righteous
the ruling class
the tyrant
the slaughtered lamb
the struggle
the lasting peace
the Führer
his child bride
the wedding
the suicide
the bunker
the broadcast booth
the people
the parliament
the weary
the malcontent
the master
the protégé
the bread lines
the billionaires
the missing
the barely there
the certain
the real confused

And 4 for:



Matt Stairs and Jamie Moyer have both officially been offered and accepted jobs in the Phillies broadcast booth. I personally am very excited for this. Stairs and Moyer are both fantastic people and were integral parts of that magic run in 2008. Not to mention they both have made it clear that they love Philly (of course Jamie does, he’s from around here but Stairs is so great on twitter to Phillies fans!) and I think I can speak for everyone when I say Philly loves them back. Good luck to both of them!

One of the best in the business, Bob Miller, is taking a medical leave of absence. He has to undergo a heart bypass surgery.

So this is to you Bob, we’ll miss you dearly but we understand that your health is the priority. Get through the surgery and recovery as soon as humanly possible. We are all sending you good thoughts. The broadcast booth will be waiting and so will we. Thanks for all you do. Can’t wait to hear you back doing the play by play sometime soon. Singed, LA Kings Fans