Unlimited First Class Air Travel for Life

In the 1980s, American Airlines needed money, so they decided to start selling passes for unlimited first-class air travel for life. At the time the passes sold for $250,000 (around $600,000 right now). Mark Cuban bought one of these tickets when he sold his first company, (MicroSolutions) for $6 million. In 1994 American Airlines stopped selling the passes, but they did offer it again in 2004 for $3 million dollars each. None of them sold.

GSP is almost at GOAT status.


Some people are already calling GSP the GOAT after his win over Bisping. Obviously that is a huge win and a very difficult fight, but let’s be honest, Bisping is the least dangerous middleweight for GSP to face. They’ve trained together in the past so GSP knew Bisping’s weaknesses which shifted the odds in his favor. There’s no way he would have accepted the fight against Whittaker or Romero. To me that takes away a little from his GOAT status. However, if GSP can beat Conor or Khabib at 155 lbs, then move to face Woodley at 170 lbs, then he would have to be crowned the GOAT. Having three different belts is tough for any person to do. Which is why it hasn’t been done yet.

GSP should beat Conor or Khabib, but those are by no means easy fights. Conor’s power presents problems for GSP, a guy who was once considered to have a chin that is on the weaker side. Khabib also presents a question of who has better wrestling? Another issue to consider is, would GSP be weakened by the weight cut? This would be his first fight at 155 lbs so this is uncharted territory for him. Should he beat either of them, Woodley would be the best match up afterwards. That fight also presents a few problems for GSP. Can he take down Woodley, a guy with great wrestling? Can he avoid Woodley’s power punches? All it takes is one punch from Woodley to end GSP’s night. With all that said, I still pick GSP to beat any of the three fighters mentioned. I’m looking forward to any of these match ups.

– aGIANTmonster



TIL – Brazil’s Capitals

Today I learned that Brazil has had three capitals. First was Salvador (1549-1763), second was Rio de Janeiro (1763-1960), third and current capital is Brasilia (1960-current).