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Sam and I are trying something new for 2019: a comedy wrestling YouTube channel called Babyface Bullies. Our first video is below. Check it out and let me know what you think.

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I used Zelo Pro’s Milwaukee Meltdown to write about all of the awesome women wrestlers on the independents. Tessa Blanchard is frickin’ star, but they are all great. I also made sure to name drop Manami Toyota (probably the greatest wrestler of all time) and Sara Del Rey (who changed my perception of women wrestling) because of course I did.

Yet for all the good that WWE has done within the past year, they are still behind, and it’s companies like Zelo Pro that are leading the way in bringing true equality to professional wrestling.

Of course, that is easy to do when you have wrestlers like Tessa Blanchard and Kylie Ray to headline your shows.

Read it here.

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RIP Larry

I once had a dog named Muska. My then girlfriend bought him for us and we named him after my favorite skateboarder, Chad Muska. We all moved to Tacoma and our relationship ended, Muska stayed behind. I was sad about relationship, but it was the dog that I missed.

Moving back to Alabama, I did some dumb stuff. I was directionless like so many people in their mid-20s and one day I decided that the thing missing from my life was a dog. So, I went out and found Larry.

The place I got him from is hard to explain to someone who has never been in the South. It was a trailer in the woods and there were quite a few dogs running around. I remember lots of camo and these dogs were clearly bred to help with hunting. I just wanted a beagle. Dressed in my pseudo-preppy outfit from my very serious job at a furniture store, the guy knew I wasn’t going on any hunts.

“What are you gonna do, make him a yard dog?” (more…)

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Less Than Three Months

I always thought of myself as someone who would get married. I can remember dating someone for a couple of months and talking about what it would be like if we got married, but never in any sort of serious manner and never in a way where it was actually possible. With Sam I took it slow and didn’t try to say anything like that too early in the relationship, but I knew early on that if I didn’t marry Sam that I probably wouldn’t get married. That if I fucked this one up, this one that was better than all those other ones, I just wasn’t going to be the marrying type. (I could say more here, but I don’t want to step on any material I might need for my vows.) Now it’s happening and it’s happening soon.

We’re a little less than three months until the wedding which will take place on January 28th in the city of New Orleans. (more…)

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The Cubs Won The World Series

The Chicago Cubs won the World Series and I’m left wondering what the big deal is.

Everyone I know is really excited about this and I’m happy for the family and friends that I have who are Cubs fan. My uncle is the biggest Cubs fan I know, he listens to pretty much every game of the season on the radio and he does it every single year. I couldn’t be happier for him. He deserves this. All those fans deserve this, except for the ones who are entitled, drunk jerks. So, like 30% of them deserve this. Good for you guys. I just don’t see what the big deal is.

I think something that makes me not that impressed is that this seems like it was destined to be this way. (more…)

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iZombie Season 1 Review

This show is dumb, like really dumb.

It’s about a woman who becomes a zombie, but doesn’t become one of those zombies as long as she eats brains. So she quits her job and goes to work at the medical examiner’s office where fresh brains come in regularly. When she eats these brains she gets visions of the people that she eats and helps to solve the crime of how they were murdered while also taking on their personality traits.

Like I said, dumb. The premise is absolutely ridiculous and I never would’ve even bothered to check out the show if it wasn’t for the executive producers, Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero. You see, Rob Thomas created my all-time favorite show, Veronica Mars, and Diane Ruggiero was a key part of the writing staff and an executive producer. They absolutely nailed that show and earned my loyalty to the point that I would watch this show.  (more…)

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Chikara!

There was a time when Chikara was, by far, my favorite brand of wrestling. I got into it when Claudio Castagnoli (Cesaro) and Sara Del Rey were full-time roster members, Colt Cabana, the Young Bucks and El Generico were regular guest stars, and before they even had a singles title. It was way different and more fun than most wrestling I had watched prior to that, but it was also just as good. I would put this era of Chikara up against just about any other “great” wrestling out there, it was that good.

My first DVD was King of Trios 2011, which remains one of my all-time favorite events. There was just so much fun stuff that weekend. Great nostalgia with guest stars like The 1-2-3 Kid, The Great Sasuke, Dick Togo and Jinsei Shinzaki mixed with new favorites like The Colony and El Generico and some great comedy wrestling with Matt Classic and the Osaka Pro guys. It was a perfect event to be introduced to what Chikara is and what it could be.  (more…)

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Why I Can't Get That Excited About the Cubs

When people think of the Chicago Cubs’ long run without a World Series they will often Billy Goat Curses, The Amazin’ Mets, Gatorade Gloves, Steve Bartman and any other number of bad luck excuses they can come up with. The story is that the Cubs have sucked, but it’s not their fault. The universe is against them, God loves watching the Cubs lose and some other such nonsense.

The truth is that the Cubs just haven’t been very well run and now they are. They’ve always had tons of money and they have always been able to do what they’ve done over the past few years, they just haven’t.

To illustrate this, I decided to look back at the past fifteen years of MLB. I chose 15 years because nearly every team in baseball has made the playoffs at least once in this period (everyone except the Seattle Mariners) and there have been a total of nine different World Series winners with five other teams making their first World Series appearance. This is the age of parity and the opportunity to strike has never been better. (more…)