Month: April 2016

Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 202 (4/25/16)

comainPod-AWell, last week’s Co-Main Event Podcast got bombed out of relevance fairly quickly by The Irish Gentleman Conor McGregor, eh, Universe? The paint was barely dry on the shingle offering CME No. 201 for your attention before McGregor tweeted his weirdo retirement announcement last Tuesday. The ensuing week has been largely swallowed by McGregor-o-mania, so you know your dudes Ben and Chad are going to discuss that during episode No. 202. There are other topics demanding their attention too, however, including the long-awaited and somewhat underwhelming return of Jon Jones at UFC 197–though perhaps the real culprit there was our own raised expectations. Also, Demetrious Johnson made an Olympic gold medalist look fairly hapless inside the Octagon. So, you know, ho hum. Just Mighty Mouse doing Mighty Mouse things.

All that, plus AYFKM, JSS and the return of MasterTweet Theatre.

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Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 201 (4/18/16)

comainPod-AThe Co-Main Event Podcast is aware of a situation involving Episode 201 and a local business establishment–and that situation is that the episode is out and it’s fucking awesome. On this week’s show, your boys Ben and Chad talk about Glover Teixeira’s slobber-knocking victory over Rashad Evans, as well as his cunning call-out of Anthony Johnson. In addition to that, they look ahead to Jon Jones’ “interim light heavyweight title fight” against Ovince Saint Preux this Saturday at UFC 197. They also discuss Benson Henderson’s coming Bellator MMA debut and what that could mean for the future of free agency.

All that, plus AYFKM and Just Sayin’ Stuff.

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Read Suzanne Davis’ Mind-Bending MasterTweet Theatre Stats

masterTWEET logoLongtime Friend of the Podcast Suzanne Davis (aka the Big Homie SoozieCuzie, aka the self-proclaimed MMA Journalist of the Year 2016) commemorated CME episode 200 by compiling some stats about MasterTweet Theatre. Like, a lot of stats. There’s no point in us going on at length about it, really, except to say it is awesome and Suzanne’s zeal for this project and attention to detail are amazing and humbling. If you’re not following her on Twitter at this point, well, you’re playing yourself.

Take it away, Madam Davis …

Dear My Dear Dudes Mr. Ben Fowlkes and Chad Dundas,

Monday’s recording will mark the 200th episode of the Co-Main Event Podcast. That’s an amazing achievement! I mean, just look at the UFC. Unlike them, your 200th show is actually the 200th show.

Your first show dropped on May 23rd, 2012, your 200th will come out on April 11th, 2016. In the subsequent 1,419 days between, you’ve both had children, you’ve both changed journalistic outlets, you’ve both been published, Chad lost his laptop battery to the abyss, and Ben was ordered to ejaculate 15 to 20 times a week in the following 2 to 6 weeks to “clear out the stockpiles.” (Edit: These last two things are separate events.)

Sincerely, everyone loves your show and I am glad to have been a part of it a few times via listener mail. Now…if only you guys had an easier way to unsubscribe from your goddamn newsletter.

I wanted to put something together for you guys to show my appreciation and to celebrate a pretty damn cool milestone. I wanted to make something that was unique and that no one else would do. (At least, not without doing away with a large piece of their sanity.)

So I did. I made a spreadsheet…

…that documented every MasterTweet Theatre.

It took almost a month, but I went through all of the episodes with a MasterTweet Theatre segment. Then, I searched Twitter, found the exact text, and linked every available Tweet. (There were, of course, several over the past 4 years that have been deleted or could only be found via re-Tweet. In cases where only a re-Tweet was available, I linked the re-Tweet. In cases where no Tweet was available, I manually entered the text.) All of the Tweets you’ll see are copied as written and have links so that anyone can click on the Tweet and go directly to the Twitter page where that Tweet is located.

On top of this, I recorded your guesses and the number of times you guessed a specific Tweeter (e.g. Phil Baroni) and I recorded the number of times that specific Tweeter made an appearance on the show. I then broke this information down further into correct guesses and incorrect guesses, appearance percentage, and ratio.

I documented episode numbers and dates, themes, Chad Dundas’ Sir Nigel Longstock’s “What have you got going on this week…”, and Chad Dundas’ Sir Nigel Longstock’s roles.

The following episodes contained a MasterTweet Theatre segment:

2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 44, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 59, 61, 63, 66, 68, 71, 73, 74, 77, 79, 81, 85, 89, 91, 94, 96, 98, 100, 102, 106, 109, 111, 114, 117, 120, 123, 125, 128, 130, 132, 138, 140, 144, 148, 150, 156, 162, 166, 167, 170, 175, 178, 181, 186, 189, 195

Below, you will find just the results of the spreadsheet. You can click

→ HERE ←

(and you really, really should)

…to go directly to the spreadsheet to read/access the Tweets themselves and to find all of the individual fighter numbers and not just how many times you were right or wrong.

Until next Monday, you’re the only people who have a link to this page. After Co-Main Event 200 is uploaded, I’m going to share it with Twitter. (Unless there’s some reason I shouldn’t.)
Thank you guys for all the laughs and goofiness and for lifting my spirits exactly when I needed them lifted. Here’s to another 200 episodes.


Suzanne Davis

Overall Numbers:

Total Episodes: 72
Percentage of Episodes with a MasterTweet Theatre Segment: 36.18%
Total Tweets: 362

Total Guesses: 709 (combined)
Times Correct: 225
Percentage Correct: 31.735%
Ratio Correct: 1 in 3.151

Times Incorrect: 484
Percentage Incorrect: 68.265%
Ratio Incorrect: 1 in 1.464

No Guesses: 15

Top Ten Tweeters by Occurrence:

Phil Baroni
Appearances: 46
Total Percentage of All Tweets: 12.431%
Ratio: 1 to 8.044

Rich Franklin
Appearances: 22
Total Percentage of All Tweets: 6.077%
Ratio: 1 to 16.455

War Machine
Appearances: 21
Total Percentage of All Tweets: 5.801%
Ratio: 1 to 17.238

Michael Bisping
Appearances: 14
Total Percentage of All Tweets: 3.867%
Ratio: 1 to 25.857

Chris Leben, Sean McCorkle
Appearances: 10
Total Percentage of All Tweets: 2.762%
Ratio: 1 to 36.2

Josh Barnett
Appearances: 9
Total Percentage of All Tweets: 2.486%
Ratio: 1 to 40.222

Kendall Grove, Quinton Jackson
Appearances: 8
Total Percentage of All Tweets: 2.210%
Ratio: 1 to 45.25

Arianny Celeste, Dan Hardy, Randy Couture, Wanderlei Silva
Appearances: 7
Total Percentage of All Tweets: 1.934%
Ratio: 1 to 51.714

Ben’s Top Five Most Guessed:

Phil Baroni
Times Guessed: 46
Total Percentage Guessed: 12.885%
Ratio: 1 to 7.761

Joseph Benavidez, War Machine
Times Guessed: 19
Total Percentage Guessed: 5.322%,
Ratio: 1 to 18.789

Matt Mitrione
Times Guessed: 15
Total Percentage Guessed: 4.202%
Ratio: 1 to 23.8

Rich Franklin
Times Guessed: 14
Total Percentage of All Guesses: 3.922%
Ratio: 1 to 25.5

Total Guesses: 357

Times Correct: 114
Percentage Correct: 31.933%
Ratio Correct: 1 in 3.131

Times Incorrect: 243
Percentage Incorrect: 68.067%
Ratio Incorrect: 1 in 1.469
No Guesses: 5

Chad’s Top Five Most Guessed:

Phil Baroni
Times Guessed: 48
Total Percentage of All Guesses: 13.636%
Ratio: 1 to 7.333

Matt Mitrione
Times Guessed: 23
Total Percentage of All Guesses: 6.534%
Ratio: 1 to 15.304

Randy Couture
Times Guessed: 15
Total Percentage of All Guesses: 4.261%
Ratio: 1 to 23.467

Arianny Celeste
Times Guessed: 14
Total Percentage of All Guesses: 3.977%
Ratio: 1 to 25.143

t-Michael Bisping, Rich Franklin, War Machine
Times Guessed: 12
Total Percentage of All Guesses: 3.409%
Ratio: 1 to 29.333

Total Guesses: 352
Times Correct: 111
Percentage Correct: 31.933%
Ratio Correct: 1 in 3.171

Times Incorrect: 241
Percentage Incorrect: 68.466%
Ratio Incorrect: 1 in 1.460

No Guesses: 10

Buy Your Official CME ‘DUNDASSO’ T-shirt Now

9521_pI2KWe’re not going to mince words here. We know you want to buy a Dundasso T-shirt. You can do that right here. The design will only be available for 14 days, so don’t delay.

Shout out to Portland, Ore. area designer Jonny Ashcroft for hooking us up with the design. Be sure to look him up for all your graphic design needs.

Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 200 (4/11/16)

comainPod-ALike UFC 200 itself, perhaps Co-Main Event Podcast No. 200 doesn’t feel like quite as a big a deal as CME No. 100, but it’s still pretty goddamn great. For starters, Ben and Chad kick off the show by announcing the first ever run of CME T-shirts, which you can buy right now over at Cotton Bureau. In addition to that, they have a long list of loyal listeners to thank for various CME 200 gifts and well wishes. Oh, and the actual fighting? yeah, there’s some of that too. Your dudes talk about Junior dos Santos getting right back in the heavyweight title hunt with his victory over Ben Rothwell last weekend. In addition to that, they look ahead to the aged main event fights on this coming Saturday’s UFC on Fox 19 and talk about Khabib Nurmagomedov’s long-awaited return to the cage against a short notice replacement opponent.

All that, plus AYFKM and JSS.

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Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 199 (4/4/16)

comainPod-APlenty to talk about on this week’s Co-Main Event Podcast. Your guys Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier took care of that. It was a pretty shitty week for the UFC 197 main event all the way around. First, Jones spent a couple nights in the sneezer owing to a potential probation violation for racin’ in the streets. Then, just when it seemed like the Albuquerque court system wasn’t really gonna do shit and we were out of the woods, Cormier pulled out with a leg injury. I mean … c’mon, UFC 197! Finally, things went from bad to weird when Ovince St. Preux stepped-up to take an interim title fight (wait, the fuck?) with Jones that not even he seems to think he’ll win. Ben and Chad discourse it all.

All that, plus AYFKM and Just Sayin’ Stuff.

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