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Joe Gagne’s Funtime Pro Wrestling Arcade #61: Battle Royale

Feb
28

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List ‘Em and Learn Episode 14 – Tooooo Sweeeeeetened

Feb
23

Hey gang, it’s List ‘Em and Learn! On this, the 14th episode, Matt is joined by his long timest friendest friend, CBR’s own Albert Ching. Albert helps Matt count down the top 10 stars in WWE history who have never held a World (or WWE) Championship in the promotion. The list of possible candidates gets smaller and smaller as the years go by, so prepared to look deep into the dark valleys of history, down a long road of tragedy and sorrow. However, at the bottom of that valley you’ll find some fun catchphrases and bone-rattling slams, which everyone things are fun! Travel down this dark, tragic, and zany fun road with us, won’t you? It’s a show with a tragic valley, so check it out!

To listen to this show, right click to download. You can add the show to your music player of choice via it’s RSS feed: http://www.thecubsfan.com/cat/list-em-and-learn-2/feed/ You can also find the show on iTunes.

You can find Matt and Albert on Twitter

14: Tooooo Sweeeeeetened (top stars never to win a WWE/World Championship)
13: Well Then (top Royal Rumbles)
12: yearly beloved (top WWF years)
11: Stackable (the top 10 things they’re most thankful for in wrestling)
10: List ‘Em and Pizza (top 10 worst booking issue)
9: The Ring Not Taken (top 10 What Ifs)
8: Top 10 WWE Angles 2000-2015
7: These Ain’t No Holograms (top 10 greatest ECW matches)
6: Life-Affirming Life (top 10 WCW matches of the 1990s)
5: Looking Up (at) the Star(s) (ratings) (top 10 WWE PPVs since 2000)
4: Ladders and Laundry (top 10 WWF matches of the 1990s)
3: Microchips and Mood Music (Top 10 NES Games)
2: A LOT OF SAND (The Top 10 TV Dramas from 2000-2014)
1: Episode 1 (Part 1 & Part 2)

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List ‘Em and Learn Episode 13 – Well Then

Jan
31

Once a year, 30 men enter one ring for a shot at glory, and a chance to main event the showcase of the immortals. Multiple times per year, some dweeb records podcasts about wrestling where he talks to his friends about those 30 men, and as two men discuss thirty, they multiply into 60 men! Those sentences made sense, right? Anyway, it’s List Em and Learn! Justin Shapiro joins Matt once again as they run down their top 10 favorite Royal Rumble matches in history. From all of the top notch entrances to all of the bottom notch eliminations, they go through all of the notches of Royal Rumbles of all eras, until only one (two) Royal Rumbles are left standing. Also, be on the look out for a very special guest, who makes his presence known via text message. It’s a show that’s no longer topical, so check it out!

To listen to this show, right click to download. You can add the show to your music player of choice via it’s RSS feed: http://www.thecubsfan.com/cat/list-em-and-learn-2/feed/ You can also find the show on iTunes.

You can find Matt and Justin on Twitter

13: Well Then (top Royal Rumbles)
12: yearly beloved (top WWF years)
11: Stackable (the top 10 things they’re most thankful for in wrestling)
10: List ‘Em and Pizza (top 10 worst booking issue)
9: The Ring Not Taken (top 10 What Ifs)
8: Top 10 WWE Angles 2000-2015
7: These Ain’t No Holograms (top 10 greatest ECW matches)
6: Life-Affirming Life (top 10 WCW matches of the 1990s)
5: Looking Up (at) the Star(s) (ratings) (top 10 WWE PPVs since 2000)
4: Ladders and Laundry (top 10 WWF matches of the 1990s)
3: Microchips and Mood Music (Top 10 NES Games)
2: A LOT OF SAND (The Top 10 TV Dramas from 2000-2014)
1: Episode 1 (Part 1 & Part 2)

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List ‘Em and Learn Episode 12 – Yearly Beloved

Jan
02

It’s a new year but the gang at thecubsfan.com is up to the same old tricks. This time, they all gather for a very special edition of “List Em and Learn,” as Matt is joined by his two dads, Justin and Joe. J&J Security tell Matt what’s what, and teach him what the meaning of New Years is really all about as they count down the top 10 best years in WWE history. They all like matches, so some of them say that matches make a year good. Some of them even like interviews and angles too. Which years will come out on top? Will it be 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, or 2015? Yes, it will be some of those years. One thing these years all have in common is that they all contain the month of June. They have other things in common too, and Matt, Joe, and Justin will talk about all of them on this very special episode! It’s a very special episode, so check it out!

To listen to this show, right click to download. You can add the show to your music player of choice via it’s RSS feed: http://www.thecubsfan.com/cat/list-em-and-learn-2/feed/ You can also find the show on iTunes.

You can find Matt, Joe and Justin on Twitter

12: yearly beloved (top WWF years)
11: Stackable (the top 10 things they’re most thankful for in wrestling)
10: List ‘Em and Pizza (top 10 worst booking issue)
9: The Ring Not Taken (top 10 What Ifs)
8: Top 10 WWE Angles 2000-2015
7: These Ain’t No Holograms (top 10 greatest ECW matches)
6: Life-Affirming Life (top 10 WCW matches of the 1990s)
5: Looking Up (at) the Star(s) (ratings) (top 10 WWE PPVs since 2000)
4: Ladders and Laundry (top 10 WWF matches of the 1990s)
3: Microchips and Mood Music (Top 10 NES Games)
2: A LOT OF SAND (The Top 10 TV Dramas from 2000-2014)
1: Episode 1 (Part 1 & Part 2)

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JUSTIN SHAPIRSHOW Episode 19 – Chaired Conference, Tabled Discussion

Dec
23

TLC is an American girl group whose repertoire spans R&B[3] hip hop,[1] funk and “urban” soul.[2] TLC was originally composed of lead singer Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, rapper Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and singer Crystal Jones. Jones was replaced by Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas in 1991; whilst Lopes died (and was subsequently not replaced) in 2002. The group was very successful in the 1990s and early 2000s in spite of numerous spats with the law, each other, and the group’s record label and management.

To listen to this show, right click to download the mp3 file here. You can add the show to your music player of choice via it’s RSS feed: http://www.thecubsfan.com/cat/justin-shapirshow/feed/ . You can also find the show on iTunes.

You can find T-Boz and Chilli on Twitter

Previous Episodes
19: Chaired Conference, Tabled Discussion
18: Jumping Bomb Angles Number 2
17: Labor Day Cesaro Section
16: Bank Teller
15: Jumping Bomb Angles
14: Booyaka Booyaka 519
13: Thirtysomething
12: Assed Reigns
11: E! BOLA
10: Shoots and Ladders
9: Dean Dogless
8: 30 Talk
7: Royal Pains with Matt Feuerstein
6: Survivor Queries
5: The Biggest Parody of the Summer
4: New York Meets
3: Dwarf Tosser
2: State of the Union of People You Oughta Respect, Shane
1: Survivors Guilt

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Joe vs. the World #82: WWF 1997, Part 1 (12/11/2015)

Dec
11
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Joe vs. the World is back! Joe and Justin do a deep dive into 1997, and this show is packed! Shotgun Saturday Night, the Alamo Dome, Raw goes 2 hours, a new title, ECW invades, and the best match in company history. Also, calling up Paul, wondering if old babysitters still watch the product, grappling with attending TLC, Joe nearly chokes on his cherry Pepsi, Justin flushes a toilet, and so much more. Lost your smile? This show will give you something to listen to while you look for it!

To listen to this show, right click to download the mp3 file here, subscribe to the RSS feed @ http://www.thecubsfan.com/joe.xml, or add it to your iTunes Podcasts by clicking here.

Previous editions:
82: WWF 1997, Part 1 (12/11/2015)
81: WWF 1996, Part 4 (09/23/2015)
80: Eddie Gilbert & USWA 1980 (07/03/2015)
79: WWF 1996, Part 3 (04/15/2015)
78: WWF 1996, Part 2 (12/04/2014)
77: thecubsfan [Mexico 2014] (09/30/2014)
76: WON HOF (09/10/2014)
75: NXT Roster (07/31/2014)
74: WWF 1996, January to March (05/08/2014)
73: WWF 1995, Part 2 (11/22/2013)
72: WWF 1995, Part 1 (10/11/2013)
71: thecubsfan [Mexico] (10/03/2013)
70: WWF 1994 (11/19/2012)
69: No Holds Barred: The Movie (08/09/2012)
68: WrestleManias XXII to XXVIII (04/07/2012)
67: WWF 1993 (12/21/2011)
66: WWF 1992 (06/29/2011)
65: WWF 1991 (03/05/2011)
64: WWF 1990 (11/25/2010)

63B: THE END [Part 2] (09/07)
63A: THE END [Part 1] (09/07)
62: Justin Shapiro [SummerSlam, Part 2] (08/21)
61: Justin Shapiro [SummerSlam, Part 1] (08/15)
60: Naylor and Bix [ICW/IWCCW] (07/27)
59: Mike Quackenbush [CHIKARA] (07/17)
58: Bryan Alvarez [f4w] (07/14)
57: Tanvir Raquib [Rap & Wrestling] (06/21)
56: Rob Naylor [everything] (06/14)
55: Mike Sempervive [japan] (05/30)
54: Matt Foy [ROH] (05/16)
53: Alex Koslov & thecubsfan [lucha] (05/13)
52: Justin Shapiro [the condemned] (05/06)
51: Dr. Keith Lipinski [everything] (05/02)
50: party time (04/22)
49: Rob Naylor & Bix [GWF] (04/11)
48: Dean Rasmussen [everything] (03/31)
47: Phil Schneider [Best of Japan Indies Results and more] (03/26)
46: Justin Shapiro & Matt Foy [WrestleMania, XI-XXIII] (03/22)
45: Justin Shapiro & Matt Foy [WrestleMania, I-X] (03/17)
44: Chris McLeod, Chris Dempsey, Alan Counihan, Kelvin Cabrerra, Llakor, Kid Zombie and Hobbes [potpourri!] (03/14)
43: Rob Naylor [everything] (03/07)
42: Mike Coughlin [MMA] (02/27)
41: Matt Foy [ROH] (02/21)
40: Mike Quackenbush [CHIKARA] (02/14)
39: Tanvir Raquib [WSX] (01/31)
38: Mark Coale [DVDs] (01/24)
37: Christopher Robin Zimmerman [a little bit of everything] (01/17)
36: Dr. Keith [a little bit of everything] (01/06)
35: Matt Foy & Rob Naylor [year in review, ROH] (12/27)
34: Justin Shapiro [year in review, WWE] (12/23)
33: Adam & Mike [year in review, Japan] (12/14)
32: thecubsfan [year in review, lucha] (12/07)
31: Sven Mascarenhas [wrestling video games] (11/27)
30: American Balloon (2) [wrestling in Japan] (11/23)
29: Scott Christ [TNA] (11/21)
28: Tom Feely [survivor series] (11/19)
27: Rob Naylor (2) [indy] (11/12)
26: Matt Foy (4) [ROH] (11/07)
25: Vince Verhei (2) [comebacks] (10/27)
24: Justin Shapiro (4) [the Marine] (10/21)
23: Bryan Alvarez (2) [everything] (10/10)
22: Ken Dreiling and Jesse “J-tron” Irwin [IWA-MS TPI] (10/05)
21: Matt Foy [ROH] (09/20)
20: Tanvir Raquib [09/11 RAW] (09/16)
19: Rob Naylor [News and tangents] (09/09)
18: Dean Rasmussen [DVDVR, life] (08/31)
17: Phil Schneider [Best of the 80’s Japan Indies DVD] (08/26)
16: CRZ [being CRZ] (08/17)
15: Justin Shapiro and thecubsfan [WON HOF, US, Mexico] (08/10)
14: Dr. Keith Lipinski and Mike Sempervive [WON HOF, Japan] (08/04)
13: thecubsfan [lucha] (07/24)
12: Matt Foy [ROH] (07/17)
11: Bryan Alvarez [being Bryan Alvarez] (07/12)
10: Mike Coughlin [MMA] (07/01)
9: Dr. Keith Lipinski [Japan, general wackiness] (06/27)
8: Tanvir Raquib [ECW, parallel dimensions] (06/17)
7: American Balloon [his career] (06/10)
6: Justin Shapiro [RAW, ROH] (06/03)
5: Albert Ching [Judgement Day, ECW] (05/28)
4: Vince Verhei [everything] (05/21)
3: Matt Foy [ROH] (05/14)
Bonus: Hogan Knows Best recap (05/08)
2: Justin Shapiro [WWE] (04/29)
1: thecubsfan [lucha] (04/22)

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List ‘Em and Learn Episode 11 – Stackable

Nov
26

It’s Thanksgiving once again, and for the second year in a row, you’re being surprised with a wrestling podcast that’s going to be the talk of the wrestling world, and set download records. And then after you listen to the new “Art of Wrestling” episode, you can be one of the 5 people to hear the brand new Thanksgiving edition of List Em and Learn. On this episode, Justin Shapiro joins Matt to list the top 10 things they’re most thankful for in wrestling. They interpret the topic completely differently, so things get pretty confusing. That’s okay though, because these two really talk turkey and they give tribute to all sorts of amazing aspects of wrestling. From men to ladies to stacks of things to gifs to multiple websites, this show is a tour de force. There’s also singing, so there may be dancing when you play this show for your entire family at the Thanksgiving dinner table. It’s a podcast you can listen to while eating turkey, so check it out!!!!!!

To listen to this show, right click to download. You can add the show to your music player of choice via it’s RSS feed: http://www.thecubsfan.com/cat/list-em-and-learn-2/feed/ You can also find the show on iTunes.

You can find Matt and Justin on Twitter

11: Stackable (the top 10 things they’re most thankful for in wrestling)
10: List ‘Em and Pizza (top 10 worst booking issue)
9: The Ring Not Taken (top 10 What Ifs)
8: Top 10 WWE Angles 2000-2015
7: These Ain’t No Holograms (top 10 greatest ECW matches)
6: Life-Affirming Life (top 10 WCW matches of the 1990s)
5: Looking Up (at) the Star(s) (ratings) (top 10 WWE PPVs since 2000)
4: Ladders and Laundry (top 10 WWF matches of the 1990s)
3: Microchips and Mood Music (Top 10 NES Games)
2: A LOT OF SAND (The Top 10 TV Dramas from 2000-2014)
1: Episode 1 (Part 1 & Part 2)

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Joe Gagne’s Funtime Pro Wrestling Arcade #60: Showdown: Legends Of Wrestling

Nov
25

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JUSTIN SHAPIRSHOW Episode 18 – Jumping Bomb Angles Number 2

Nov
04

Todd Martin, Alan Counihan.

NWO, Y2J, WON HOF.

A show so check it out.

To listen to this show, right click to download the mp3 file here. You can add the show to your music player of choice via it’s RSS feed: http://www.thecubsfan.com/cat/justin-shapirshow/feed/ . You can also find the show on iTunes.

You can find Justin, Todd, and Alan on Twitter

Previous Episodes
18: Jumping Bomb Angles Number 2
17: Labor Day Cesaro Section
16: Bank Teller
15: Jumping Bomb Angles
14: Booyaka Booyaka 519
13: Thirtysomething
12: Assed Reigns
11: E! BOLA
10: Shoots and Ladders
9: Dean Dogless
8: 30 Talk
7: Royal Pains with Matt Feuerstein
6: Survivor Queries
5: The Biggest Parody of the Summer
4: New York Meets
3: Dwarf Tosser
2: State of the Union of People You Oughta Respect, Shane
1: Survivors Guilt

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Game 9 (NLCS 4): Mets 8 – Cubs 3

Oct
21

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This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.

Borrowing that lines seems like a cliche, but if it’s really meant to be a reference to Guy Fawkes’s being caught, tortured and executed, then I can’t think of anything more accurate. The Mets didn’t beat the Cubs, they cut of their head. This was a four game sweep where not a single game felt close at the end, where it barely felt competitive most of the way. People are going to point the finger at specific individuals – that’s probably Jason Hammel’s last appearance in a Cubs uniform – but they weren’t one player away. The Mets had better hitting, better baserunning, better pitching, and better fielding. The Cubs didn’t get many breaks, hit the ball very hard right at people, but were the own biggest obstacle. This was not close.

So what now? The last three months felt like maybe the Cubs could sneak out a surprise win and just needed to add a piece or two to be favorites. Now, the distance between them and a 2016 championship seems bigger than it was even when the season started. Does the front office react more to the last week, or the season which came before?

This was probably the last time Starlin Castro is a Cub. Something is going to give with him and Baez this offseason, and they may need a new second baseman when it’s all done. Fowler is going to get a lot of money somewhere else (and that’s the right move), but Austin Jackson as every day CF doesn’t seem like a great idea. David Price or some other starter is probably coming in – all the moves shouldn’t be budget reducing (and they should have room to expand over this year.)

Maybe the best move is having 4 months off to forget about the last 4 games.

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