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Professional Wrestling: Scott Hall Arrested Again

By Chris Elliott On April - 10 - 2012
 Another sad chapter in the life of the former WWF/WCW headliner. Scott Hall was arrested for allegedly choking his girlfriend in an alcohol--induced rage last Friday.  http://sports.yahoo.com/news/scott-hall-arrested-beating-girlfriend-fans-reaction-193600202--spt.html It doesn't seem so long ago that Scott Hall was a major player in the wrestling game.Now the former Intercontinental Champion is just a shell of his former self.Sadly, this seems to be a natural regression in the sport of professional wrestling. It seems that only the rare few actually age gracefully and retire to a life of (some what) leisure.How many times have we read about another former "superstar" falling from the heavens? Whether it be from drugs, ...

Ozzie Guillen and the Validity of Celebrity Opinions

By Chris Elliott On April - 10 - 2012
"Mickey Mantle? That's what you're upset about? Mantle makes $100,000 a year. How much does your father make? If your dad ever can't pay the rent and needs money, go ask Mickey Mantle. See what happens. Mickey Mantle don't care about you. Why care about him?"— Sonny (Chazz Palminteri), "A Bronx Tale"There is truth in the above quote.Why do we care so much about what our athletes and movie stars say, feel, think and do?Why do we let these people have a say in the emotions that we feel?Now, don't get me wrong, I understand the anger and frustration involved ...
"Frankly, my dear..."The line is as timeless as the movie that spawned it.When Clark Gable spoke these words as Rhett Butler, he was telling Scarlett and to the world, "I just don't care. You are not worth the trouble anymore."Are the Atlanta Falcons taking the same attitude to this year's free agency?As I look down the list of signed players and the potential suitors of players yet to be signed, I notice a glaring fact. Atlanta is nowhere to be found on anyone's radar.Sure, Atlanta signed Lofa Tatupu—the former USC and Seattle Seahawks linebacker who was a ...

Italy vs. USA: U.S. Shocks World, Downs Italy 1-0

By Chris Elliott On February - 29 - 2012
 OK, maybe a bit of hyperbole here considering that this was a friendly, but to us in the States, the United States beating Italy in an International Friendly was a major milestone.The rest of the world may look on this as either Italy tripping up and underestimating their opponent or sheer luck by the United States Yanks. But to us Sam's Army's true, die-hard supporters, this shows us what we have been hoping, wanting and praying for; that Jürgen Klinsmann, the amazing former German striker, can fix this squad.The game was an eye opener. I was amazed at the end of ...

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