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Judge Wapner is Back! 80s Court – Journey

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After a long recess, the 80s Court is back in session and ready for another case of musical divorce. This time, we’ll take a look back at the “journey” of an American rock band and their “evolution” into arena rock gods. The “departure” of Journey for almost 10 years between the late 80s and early […]

The 80s Court: Peter Cetera vs. Chicago

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Does anybody really know what time it is? No, it’s not “25 or 6 to 4.” It’s time for another edition of the 80s Court, where we pit those ambitious lead singers against their former bands. In this edition, we’ll look back at one of the most successful American rock bands of all time. In […]

The 80s Court: David Lee Roth vs Van Halen

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Welcome again to the halls of musical justice known as The 80s court. Upon considering the following case, I went through much deliberation on which parties should be involved. After all, it seems like Van Halen has broken up and reunited more in the past 10 years than Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards. That being […]

The 80s Court: Sting vs. The Police

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Welcome to the first edition of The 80s Court! In the upcoming months, I’ll be putting on my long black robe and arbitrating 80s cases…Wapner style! Our first series of cases will examine popular bands that split in the 80s. We’ll see if those balloon-headed prima donne lead singers were justified in launching solo careers […]

For Those About to Rock: 15 Workout Outfits that Symbolized the 80s

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Ah the 80s, when physical fitness first came into the forefront of the American conscious. It was in that glorious decade that the bombardment of various late-night infomercials with zany products designed to make you slim and trim truly hit its highest.

5 of the Most Underrated Wrestlers of the 80s

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I will start off by admitting that I was a full-fledged Hulkamaniac back in the day and will probably always be one. I trained, prayed and ate my vitamins- and when “Real American” would start playing I cheered for the Hulkster to get to the ring and rip his shirt off before ripping into his […]

The 25 Best TV Theme Songs of the 80s

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Modern TV shows just don’t put the energy or time into really great theme songs anymore. To me, theme songs are as much a part of a show as the characters and the setting. In fact, when I think about a show from the past, one of the first things that come to my mind […]

UnderScoopFire Podcast #20 – From 80s Childhood ’til Now Part 2

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Last week our “Roundtable Voltron” discussed how far we’ve come since childhood in the 1980s. From the outset, we decided to break our discussion into 6 distinct topics: Video Games – from Atari 2600 to XBox 360 Movies – from Three Amigos! to Anchorman Personal Communication – from letter writing to texting/tweeting/Facebook TV – from […]

The 15 Biggest Two-Hit Titans of the 80s

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The 1980s are well known for their one hit wonder bands and artists like Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Devo, Soft Cell, Tony Basil, Kajagoogoo, and of course my favorite- Flock Of Seagulls. I’m not ashamed to admit…some of these songs were just plain awful; however, many of them happened to have a catchy hook. In some […]