20 Years Ago: The 1994 MLB Players’ Strike

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Twenty years ago, Major League Baseball suffered the longest work stoppage in its history.
The 1994 players’ strike was brought about because of a long-standing acrimony between players and owners, as well as a revenue system that had been broken since the day it was built.
The …

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: Hoop-y Holidays!

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Celebrate the happiest holiday of the year with a Christmas edition of Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team Podcast. Andrew Riche and Adam Murray dive right into the Rajon Rondo trade from Boston to Dallas, Mike Malone’s firing in Sacramento, and which teams at the top …

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys: The Longbook Hunters (Throne of Atlantis)

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Mild-mannered reporters by day, Greg Phillips and Nick Duke share an intense love of comic books that has made them the Hard-Traveling Fanboys. Over the course of their travels through comicdom, they have encountered numerous stories via the wonder of trade paperbacks and graphic novels. …

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Where the Big Boys Play #69 – Starrcade 91

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Chad and Parv welcome Steven Graham (Pro Wrestling Super Show) to review Starrcade 91.
– [11:16] Wrestling Observer roundup: Luger – man of the people, TV ratings performance vs. house show performance.
– [30:22] Review of Starrcade 91: In-depth analysis of Lethal Lottery / Battle Bowl concepts, …

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The Bower Show #82: Comparing Week 17 Games to Kardashians & Best NFC Playoff Teams

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On this episode of THE BOWER SHOW PODCAST: Bower, Jeff & “The Sweet Nasty” Chris Cause recap Week 16 in the NFL with this week’s 6-pack! The guys discuss who should be afraid of the Atlanta Falcons, which Week 17 matchup should close out the …

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The Column Beyond: Wrestling, Shared Universes, and the Obsolete Joy of the Lethal Lottery

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I’ve often found that there are two major cross-sections of wrestling fans. The first is also big sports fans, drawn in by the athleticism, the local favoritism, and the similar presentation. This makes sense. Wrestling isn’t a sport but it’s almost undeniably sports entertainment. That …

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PTBN Sports Lounge #20 – The Cowboy Rides Alone

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This week’s edition of the Sports Lounge is here! When your host with the most, the Cowboy, arrived at the Sports Lounge he was shocked to find the place completely empty. Rather than pack it in and live to fight another day, Cowboy decides to …

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The Still Real to Us Show – Episode #253

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On this episode of The Still Real to Us Show: the guys recap WWE Tables, Ladders, Chairs…and Stairs 2014, recap NXT Takeover: R Evolution and debate if wrestling fans learned that it’s time to make a change at the top of the WWE following both …

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Hulk Hogan, As He Should Have Been

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Hulk Hogan isn’t just a titanic figure in the history of wrestling, he’s the titanic figure, the engine behind two consecutive boom periods, the linchpin on which countless careers and lives have depended in the last thirty-plus years. While Hogan was treated well for a …

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Seinfeld: The PTBN Series Rewatch – “The Trip, Part One & Two” (S4, E1/2)

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Welcome to Seinfeld: The PTBN Series Rewatch! On a regular basis, Justin Rozzero, Aaron George, Andrew Flanagan and Jordan Duncan will watch an episode of TV’s greatest sitcom and provide notes and grades across a number of categories. The goal is to rewatch the entire series …

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