Originally Posted by Generation-Now
lol he blindly defends Strong/Edwards the exact same way he's criticizing people for defending Strong/Richards. I mean, there's being an elitist douchebag, then there's being a walking contradiction...
You're not even reading what he's saying. He never claimed it was five stars: that's the major difference here.
I've defended my opinion countless times, but you two just can't let it set. I enjoyed the match because it had epic moves, counters and feel-good ending to boot. That's my explanation.
Not everyone is an '...but it's not my opinion, I'm right,' elitist douchebag virgin who hasn't seen sunlight in the last decade. Stop taking wrestling so seriously, and let other people enjoy which you can't seem to enjoy. You could use the old 'Only stupid people enjoyed that match' excuse, but guess what? Wrestling IS made for stupid people.
It isn't a 'if its not my opinion, I'm right,' attitude. Its a 'If you're not going to intelligently respond to my legitimate criticism, stop wasting my time,' attitude. Everyone is entitled to their opinion..........and anyone ELSE is also entitled to make fun of that opinion if it is poorly defended. Like yours have been. That's not being elitist: its just asking for intelligence when it comes to presenting an argument.
That is certainly a more than reasonable request.
Saying wrestling is made for stupid people is the most idiotic thing you have said....and that covers some ground. Way to insult both sides of the argument there. That, right there, is exactly why it should be encouraged to make fun of poor arguments. In your desperate attempt to prove your point, you have gone and insulted just about every member of the board, whether they agree wit hyou or not. Well done: that's a new standard in poor arguing. Give yourself a hand.
That's like saying movies are for stupid people. Just because some (most, really) films are made to entertain people who are too intellectually lazy to actually turn their brains on at the theater doesn't mean that the entire industry only caters to the stupid.
For every Avatar and and Dark Knight (bland storyless action movies that people can enjoy because it requires no actual thought) there is Wild Strawberries. Sure, it requires you to actually THINK, but that is what makes the end product so worth it.
for every Davey/Eddie, there is Shinobu/TEIOH vs. Madoka/Mashimo.
there's just so much less of the latter that I don't really feel like waiting around for it anymore.
Originally Posted by enlightenedone9
Jawbreaker may have some sort of point if it weren't for the way he comes off. I do believe there is a difference between quality versus how much I like a match. Like I'm not going to watch The Expendables and think it is the greatest movie ever but it is tons of fun. I thought Davey vs. Eddie from BITH was ****1/4 but if you think it is higher that's okay. Most people will not kill you here. But when someone says "If you liked this match then you are stupid" then they are completely ignorant and not worth anyone's time. I mean it wasn't a terrible match by any means. Some people talk about it like if it were a match between two divas.
I'm not saying that if you liked this match you're stupid: I'm saying if you liked this match you care whole lot more about moves then story. I am following that up by saying that if all you care about is moves, then we watch wrestling for different reasons. Davey/Edwards had a lot of spiffy moves: and it had nothing else.
If you're like me, and spiffy moves don't mean a thing if there isn't any reasoning behind it, you don't have any use for that kind of opinion. They are free to have an opinion of course: and we are just as free to ridicule their lack of putting any actual thought into wrestling.
You don't watch anymore because people don't share your opinions?
What a great attitude to carry through life.
Don't get too proud of yourself. There simply isn't a wrestling product tailored to my taste any more. The fact that everyone is accepting this criminally lowered bar of quality is just icing on the cake.
Agreed with Jawbreaker, everyone can like what they like but it does get annoying when one poster makes maybe a 2/3 paragraph post explaining what they disliked about the match, and which gives enough room for someone to pick apart each point and talk about it offering an alternative view...and then gets a 'well the counters were ace' response. If the counters looked slick and cool to you then that's perfectly fine, but it would be nice to expand upon that and talk about what specifically made the counters feel organinc and awesome to you.
The whole point of a forum is to discuss contrasting opinions and create good discussion, I understand people get bored of the same Angle/Eddie/Davey bashing but usually the sole reason the discussions get tedious isn't because its been discussed before..but rather only one side seems to be making valid points whereas the other side resorts to 'obvious troll is obvious' comments. I'm sure a lot of people remember that Davey discussion a couple of months back in here involving Capone, Crabtree, Legend, Bubz, Myself, Jawbreaker and maybe Seabs as well as Antonio, SuperduperSonic and possibly McQueen which basically broken down into numerous well made points about Davey being rejected by people saying it wasn't a discussion worth having.
Also Jawbreaker: don't think I've forgotten about all that prime Lawler I pimped to you months back,
Jeez this post is fantastic.