Sunday, August 12, 2007

Roger Goodell would've hated LT ...

So the new NFL boss said no to "Pac-Man" Jones wanting to jones as a pro wrestler for TNA ... I guess it makes sense. But does no one remember when Lawrence Taylor - in need of some cash for a big coke score or something - actually main-evented Wrestlemania 11 versus Bam Bam Bigelow? I remember!

And he won, too! Half the ring was surrounded by serious NFL talent (including the incomparable Reggie White, Carl Banks and others) , the other by serious WWF talent (including the incomparable Tatanka, Ted DiBiase and others).

God I miss my childhood.
I'm actually really confused as to why Goodell and the Titans are having such a problem with this situation, though. AJ Pierzynski won a belt from TNA for something, and his manager Ozzie Guillen hit some guy with a chair at training camp ... Kevin Green, the great Steelers and Panthers linebacker, was a guest-referee for a match and "sacked" somebody. How did David Stern not shit himself when Dennis Rodman and Karl Malone fought in WCW? Brian Urlacher, Johnny Damon and David Eckstein all did little guest-spots with TNA over the past few years, and were met with little more than giggles from their teammates for their involvement in something so ridiculous.

Lest we forget, one of the greatest boxers of all-time, "Iron" Mike Tyson, was involved with the WWF a few years ago, sucker-punching Shawn Michaels and helping "Stone Cold" Steve Austin get the win. Former WWE Champion Brock Lesnar almost made the Minnesota Vikings roster a few years ago. Former WCW and WWE Champion Bill Goldberg was an Atlanta Falcon for a few seasons. Former WWE Champion The Rock was a highly-recruited U of Miami defensive tackle (before Warren Sapp came in and pushed him out of the way).

What if Roger Goodell is keeping Jones from his true calling? What if Jones' destiny is to fly off the top rope and hit Sting with "The Rainmaker?" What if the Titans front office is actually planning some kind of pay-per-view with all their old players who wrestle now (Frank Wychek and Kyle Van Der Bosch have both wrestled professionally ...)?

Let the guy wrestle. I really just want to see him power-bomb Marvin Harrison in his first game back. Plus, he's going to fill out a pair of tights really nicely ...

Friday, August 10, 2007

Baseball's New Unbreakable Record ?

When Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's record, baseball fans thought they were seeing an unbreakable record be broken. Aaron piled on a few dozen more home runs to the total, to set a benchmark that would untouchable for the rest of baseball history. That mark has fallen ... So what now is the most unbreakable record in baseball?

Is it Joltin' Joe's 56 game hitting streak? I seriously doubt it. While only a few have come close, a few have come close. Pete Rose. Paul Molitor. Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins gave it a run not too long ago ... 56 games is a massive streak, but all it takes is two hot months to get there. You want an unbreakable baseball record? Talk to Old Hoss.
Old Ross Radbourn won 59 games in 1884. 59 games. We give guys the Cy Young Award for winning 20 ... This guy won more games than pitchers these days start in a season. It is a truly untouchable record.