Oh great googily-moogily, the X-F-L… Admittedly, I was a fan early on, as I was looking for an alternative to the NFL (though Arena Football was already scratching that itch). I had no issues with the NFL then (like I do now), but competition in the pro sports realm can be a positive thing. Well, we know how the XFL ended (not well), but this coming Super Bowl week in 2017, ESPN will debut it’s newest installment of their famed 30 for 30 series with the unbelievably-highly-anticipated “This Was The XFL”. Between that, ESPN’s coverage of the WWE on SportsCenter, and the 30 For 30 series working on a Ric Flair documentary, I am super amped! Continue reading “Yes, the XFL will get a Physical Hall of Fame for a day in New York City…”
In this episode of Geek Me Five, host Montez McCrary we’ll be saluting and discussing some of the interesting points about the recently-retired San Antonio Spurs star, often referred to as the greatest Power Forward in the history of the NBA, Tim Duncan, aka #OldManRiverwalk and/or #TheBigFundamental, in five, easy-to-follow segments. Continue reading “The Happy Retirement Tim Duncan Summer Spectacular! – Geek Me Five #12”
ESPN has released a preview of their latest E:60 documentary, WWE: Behind the Curtain. This documentary takes viewers through the inner workings of the WWE Performance Center training facilities in Florida (you know, NXT’s home turf), and it includes interviews with WWE Hall of Famer ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin, WWE icon Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, and WWE Owner/Chairman Vince McMahon. It’s unknown at this time whether or not they’ll address the … Continue reading Here’s The Trailer For ESPN’s ‘WWE: Behind The Curtain’ E:60 Documentary
The Von Erich family is often considered to be the Kennedys of the pro wrestling business; a family blessed with good looks, near-limitless potential in their professions, and had their lives cut tragically short by sudden deaths. Of Fritz Von Erich’s six sons (five of whom were wrestlers), only Kevin remains as suicides, drug overdoses, and childhood accidents claimed his other brothers. While it’s easy to throw around the word “cursed” when talking about trivial things like a baseball team’s World Series drought (**cough-cough** Chicago Cubs **cough-cough**), this scenario seems to be an apt one to use such a term.
Do you remember where you were when former NBA player and Philadelphia 76er star Allen Iverson enlightened us with his philosophy on the practice of…well…practice? Continue reading “Celebrating 10 Years of “Talkin’ ‘Bout Practice.””
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO—-uh-oh!!! Man, it really sucks to hear anything negative about someone you respect and admire. When it comes to professional wrestling, one of the names that gets tossed out among a discussion of “the best ever” is Ric Flair, the “Nature Boy” himself. We’re talking about a man who legitimately broke his back in a plane crash and managed to come back to have on of the … Continue reading Grantland’s Shane Ryan on Ric Flair’s Personal Struggles…