Saturday, February 23, 2013

My List of the Best WWF/WWE Theme Songs of All Time

     Wrestlemania's just over a month away, so I've comprised a list of some of the best WWF/WWE theme songs ever. Bang your head!!

  1. Mick Foley:
  2. Billy Gunn:
  3. MVP:
  4. Triple H:
  5. Edge:
  6. Damien Sandow: 
  7. The Undertaker: 
  8. Kane: 
  9. APA: 
  10. Mark Henry: 
  11. The Legion of Doom: 
  12. Batista: 
  13. Shawn Michaels:
  14. And last but certainly not least, THE MACHO MAN RANDY SAVAGE!!:

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Daytona 500 Preview: Will Danica Make History Again?

     Okay, so I'm not really familiar with the sport of NASCAR since I'm not deeply invested in the sport (That is, if it is a sport. That's up for debate). However, the Daytona 500 is this Sunday and people are already talking about it. Danica Patrick made history yesterday when she became the first woman to ever win a qualifying pole and secure the top spot for any race in NASCAR. Her No. 10 car ran a 196.434 lap in the qualifying session, edging out Jeff Gordon by .142 MPH.
     But will Danica be able to duplicate the success that she had in the qualifying sessions and make even more history? Now the rest of the field has yet to be determined with the Gatorade Duels still to come on Thursday afternoon. But it's safe to say that Patrick will have a challenge ahead of her. Aside from the legendary Jeff Gordon, you have five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson. You also have the defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski along with Joey Logano, 2011 Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne, defending Daytona 500 champion Matt Kenseth, and experienced veterans like Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch. I'm not too good with NASCAR terminology and the mechanics of the sport, but I can tell you that one thing's for certain: Dale Earnhardt Jr. is overrated. All of the drivers that I've mentioned before Junior are my personal "wise picks" to win Daytona. As for my own pick to win it all, I personally think that it's Brad Keselowski's time to win Daytona. Sure his past results at Daytona Beach were less than stellar (He even finished with a DNQ, which means that he didn't qualify). But he's a hot commodity right now and I feel that Jimmie Johnson might have a hard time in this year's race. However, Johnson, Danica, Kenseth, and Logano will round out the Top 5.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Strange Bedfellows

     The reason why I named this post "Strange Bedfellows" is based on a report from many news sources that Texas Governor Rick Perry has expressed interest in trying to bring the San Diego Chargers to the Alamodome. Of course, Rick Perry has been trying to woo businesses out of California (Considering how high those California taxes are, I can't blame him for trying), so it would make perfect sense. But Perry's aspirations of swapping out the "Diego" for the "Antonio" isn't the first time that politicians have dabbled into the foray of the sports world.

  • Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett sued the NCAA over penalties handed down to Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandals in early January of this year.
  • Speaking of the Governorship of Pennsylvania (in a less heinous case), former Steelers receiver Lynn Swann tried to run for the Keystone State's governorship in 2006, but lost to Ed Rendell.
  • Former Tigers and Phillies pitcher Jim Bunning held office as a senator from Kentucky from 1999 to 2011. He was succeeded by Rand Paul, the son of Ron Paul.
  • Charles Barkley was considering running in the 2014 Alabama gubernational race, but backed off in 2009. Chuck is also a strong supporter of gay rights.
  • Before he became President of the United States, George W. Bush was the owner of the Texas Rangers. Of course, he didn't win a World Series during his tenure as owner.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Next Big Thing??

     Normally, football players who are 6-foot-2 and weigh 350 pounds are most likely to be linemen. I mean, how could you not have a player of that size on the team? Even the most experienced opposing linemen would have their hands full blocking the big guy. However, this is a special case.
     David Fangupo, a senior at Kailua-Kona Kealakehe High in Hawaii, was a running back for the school's football team. He rushed for 538 yards and ten touchdowns as a senior, leading Kealakehe to a 10-2 record and the Big Island Interscholastic Federation championship. As a matter of fact, Fangupo is a Division I football recruit; he's already agreed to sign a letter of intent to play at the University of Hawaii next year once he's academically cleared to do so. What's more is that he's expected to play running back next year with the Rainbow Warriors. Scouts say that Fangupo is very agile once he gets out of the backfield, which is rare for someone his size. As a matter of fact, check out some of his highlights:
     Which brings up the question: how would Fangupo fare in the NFL, let alone Division I football? For one, it'd be hard for anybody to take down the gossamer running back. Not even the average lineman weighs as much as Fangupo. Throw in the fact that he's agile and it'd be impossible to take him down. However, some coaches will think that Fangupo's physical attributes could best be used on the line and according to David, he's perfectly fine with that. Anyways, watching him run the ball could remind you of William "The Refrigerator" Perry during Super Bowl XX.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Quick Notes for February

     I don't have anything to write about today, so I'm just going to give some quick thoughts on certain newsbits:

  • The Super Bowl experienced a 34-minute delay when the power went out in the third quarter. Baltimore might've won the game, but Ravens head coach John Harbaugh was livid during the blackout for he was screaming at NFL officials over the delay. He even hired Jesse Ventura to investigate the blackout to see if there might be a conspiracy behind the blackout (IT WAS THERMITE PAINT).
  • TCU upended number-two ranked Kansas 62-55 on Wednesday for their first Big 12 win in college basketball. Then, Illinois upset number-one ranked Indiana on a last-second buzzer beater 74-72. This is a few of many upsets involving NCAA teams ranked in the top ten. Best not to have an all-No. 1 seeded Final Four in your bracket come March.
  • There's been a lot of talk about PEDs in baseball as of late. All I can say is this video sums up the New York Mets:
  • Almost every team in the Eastern Conference in the NHL currently is either in a playoff spot or is a point back of a playoff spot. And you thought the NBA was "Where Amazing Happens".

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Super Bowl XLVII Preview


     The big game is tomorrow in New Orleans between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. I got a preview of the match-up right here.

San Francisco running game vs. Baltimore pass rush: Many analysts are saying that this is the best offensive line that San Francisco has trotted out in generations. Add in a versatile quarterback in Colin Kaepernick running the pistol offense and you have an explosive offense that other teams haven't figured out. Still, Kaepernick hasn't faced a team like the Ravens, who've allowed 3.5 ypg on the ground. It'll be interesting to see where this match-up tilts and how Frank Gore does running the ball as well. I have to give the slight advantage to the 49ers here. Advantage: 49ers

San Francisco passing game vs. Baltimore secondary: In the two games that he's started in the 2013 postseason, Colin Kaepernick has had a QBR of 94.1, a completion rate of 63.5%, 496 passing yards, and three passing touchdowns. On the other hand, Baltimore has only allowed four passing touchdowns in three playoff games this year. They were all against quarterbacks who've combined for 94 touchdown passes: Andrew Luck, Tom Brady, and Peyton Manning. Advantage: Ravens

Baltimore running game vs. San Francisco pass rush: Ravens running backs Bernard Pierce and Ray Rice and Ravens fullback Vonta Leach will face their toughest tests yet when they try to plow through Niners linebackers NaVorro Bowman and Patrick Willis. The Niners run defense has only allowed 92.5 yards per game in their two playoff games this year. Advantage: 49ers

Baltimore passing game vs. San Francisco secondary: Aldon Smith hasn't had a sack in his last five games. Considering how Joe Flacco hasn't had any of his 93 passes intercepted this postseason, this could pose a problem for San Francisco. Ravens receivers Torrey Smith and Anquan Boldin need to use their size and strength against San Francisco corners Carlos Rogers and Tarell Brown to create problems. Expect Flacco to go deep quite a bit in this game. Advantage: Ravens

Special Teams: Niners kicker David Akers has missed 14 of his last 38 field goal attempts (a conversion rate of 64 percent). Ravens kicker Justin Tucker has only missed three field goals out of 33 attempts. Advantage: Ravens

Head Coaches: "The Harbowl", "Harbaugh to Harbaugh"; call it what you want. The battle between the Harbaugh brothers on the sidelines will be one of the more popular headlines heading into Super Bowl XLVII. I personally like Jim Harbaugh a bit more since he knows how to get his boys ready. Advantage: 49ers

Intangibles: This is the last NFL game of Ray Lewis's career. Baltimore will play with a lot of intensity and emotion. The key for both teams will be to avoid committing a lot of penalties, which will decide who hoists the Lombardi trophy. Advantage: Ravens

My Pick: I picked the Ravens to win the Super Bowl and after seeing how they've played in the postseason, I can't see a way of picking against them. Indeed, it will be a close game. But Ray Lewis will retire in style as the Ravens will edge the 49ers 26-23.

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce to you my special guest picker: Hipster Johnny!

Hipster Johnny's Pick: Ray Lewis? Too mainstream!! I got the Niners winning this game by a score of 31-24, man. But Colin Kaepernick is too mainstream to be Super Bowl MVP. My Underground MVP is 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree!!