When an old gunfighter hangs up his pistols………..

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Two Sundays ago, I watched as a legend, an icon, laid down his guns and left the business that had made him a legend. In Orlando, Florida, at Wrestlemania 33, the Undertaker wrestled what is likely for the very last time. In his finale, he lost, to a much younger opponent, and after the match he stood, all 6’10” of him and stared back at an adoring crowd. As his music played he began to exit, then paused, returned to the center of the ring, and began to remove his gloves, them his trademark coat, and finally, his hat. He laid them in the center of the ring he had dominated since 1990, and left the ring. Some fans shed tears, some just stood in reverence. They knew they were watching a legend for the last time.

Taker 4

Now, you might be asking why I am writing about Mark Calaway A.K.A. The Undertaker. I mean wrestling is fake right? Yes, it is. It is athletic, and it is entertainment. But, the work these athletes put in is real, and so is the injuries that acompany it. Movies? TV? Not real, yet we can be fans of actors. So, why not wrestlers.

Taker

The Undertaker was like a character in a movie who kicks the bad guys asses. When his music hit you knew that someone was going to get their ass kicked. And  I thank him for the many memories. Here are some highlights

Why do I write about this man? Because he was the best at what he did, period. I met him once, at the airport. He was a huge man but very nice, humble it seemed to me. Not many people make me feel small, but he did. I admire him because anyone who garners such respect from his peers…. well

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Ed’s List Of College Football Bowl Games That Probably Won’t Suck



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LAS VEGAS BOWL

Saturday, 12/17/16
3:30 PM – Houston vs San Diego State

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VALERO ALAMO BOWL

Thursday, 12/29/16
9:00 PM – Oklahoma State vs Colorado

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HYUNDAI SUN BOWL

Friday, 12/30/16
2:00 PM – Stanford vs North Carolina

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CAPITAL ONE ORANGE BOWL

Friday, 12/30/16
8:00 PM – Michigan vs Florida State

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BUFFALO WILD WINGS CITRUS BOWL

Saturday, 12/31/16
11:00 AM – LSU vs Louisville

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CHICK-FIL-A PEACH BOWL

Saturday, 12/31/16
3:00 PM – Washington vs Alabama

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PLAYSTATION FIESTA BOWL

Saturday, 12/31/16
7:00 PM – Ohio State vs Clemson

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GOODYEAR COTTON BOWL

Monday, 01/02/17
1:00 PM – Western Michigan vs Wisconsin

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ROSE BOWL

Monday, 01/02/17
5:00 PM – USC vs Penn State

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ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL

Monday, 01/02/17
8:30 PM – Auburn vs Oklahoma

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CFP NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Monday, 01/09/17
8:30 PM – Washington or Alabama
vs. Ohio State or Clemson

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The Western Michigan Broncos Deserve To Be In The NCAA Playoffs

So here’s the thing, I don’t like the way college football teams are selected for inclusion in the NCAA “playoffs”.

You probably noticed that I put the word playoffs in quotes there. That’s because I consider picking only four Division I-A teams out of a pool of 128 to be an insult to the very idea of a playoff system. In my opinion, there ought to be 12 teams in the mix at a bare minimum, but that’s a rant for another day.

And so, putting aside my utter contempt for the current playoff scheme, let’s suppose that it actually does have some merit, and that the participants thereof are representative of the best the NCAA has to offer. With that assumption in mind, can someone please explain to me in clear and rational terms why one of the ONLY-TWO undefeated teams in the division has been excluded from the playoffs?

I mean, if being PERFECT isn’t good enough to get you a seat at the table, how exactly are teams like the WESTERN MICHIGAN BRONCOS (13-0) incentivized to achieve such a record in the future?

What, they get to play in some pointless, participation-trophy bowl game like dozens of other teams that DIDN’T distinguish themselves at all?

*Best Church Lady voice* Well isn’t that special?

I guess it’s okay to treat Western Michigan like Fredo Corleone because the NCAA chose not to challenge that team with the caliber of opponents that the Alabama Crimson Tide faced this season, correct? It’s just one big ‘FUCK YOU’ from the start, and if you don’t like it, then all you Broncos fans can go pound sand, right?

Tell me, National Collegiate Athletic Association, what did you require of WMU at the beginning of this season which might have possibly allowed them to become a playoff team? Did they need to win every game by 25 points (on average) instead of only 24? Please proclaim your MAGIC NUMBER so I can slink off to my quiet corner of the world, safe in the knowledge that I’ve finally been set straight by the gods of college sports.

By Edward L. Daley

Screw The NFL!


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The Greatest of All Time passes away at 74

RIP Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali, the charismatic three-time heavyweight boxing champion of the world, who declared himself “the greatest” and proved it with his fists, the force of his personality and his magnetic charisma, and who transcended the world of sports to become a symbol of the antiwar movement of the 1960s and a global ambassador for cross-cultural understanding, died June 3 at a hospital in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he was living. He was 74.

His family released a statement confirming his death. The boxer had been hospitalized with respiratory problems related to Parkinson’s disease, which had been diagnosed in the 1980s.

He was a truly great boxer, lightning fast hands, knockout power, and tremendous stamina. He was also a complex person, some idolized him, some despised him, and likely both camps had their reasons.