Album of the Week
Hybrid Theory by Linkin Park. Solid tracks from top to bottom.
Song of the Week
Waiting for the End by Linkin Park. Great song that got me back on an LP groove.
TV Show of the Week
Tosh.O. If you’ve never seen it, what the hell are you waiting for?
Q: Where is Carmelo Anthony going?
A: Right now, nowhere. The Nuggets’ asking price is criminally high (5 1st-round picks), so their asking price is going to have to come down significantly–and fast–otherwise, the trade deadline will pass and they’re going to lose Melo for nothing.
Q: Will Undertaker ever fight for UFC?
A: What? No. He’s 50 years old with a bum shoulder, bad knees and bad hips. Even if he wanted to, he’d never get cleared.
Q: What’s the deal with minorities in WWE? R-Truth was a joke as US champion. He had the belt for like 2 weeks and is doing nothing now. They gave [Jack] Swagger the belt, but not MVP? Cryme Tyme was over with the crowd, but never won the Tag belts, they released Shad and put JTG in a stereotypical “st8 outta bk” segment. Only way Kofi has a chance at the [Smackdown] belt (which isn’t even the main belt) is if they get rid of Michael Hayes. And the crazy thing is I’m bi-racial and I can see WWE discriminates against ethnic groups. – Cam
A: You may be bi-racial, but that’s no excuse for poor grammar. I’m exhausted after editing that question. Sorry, I’m cranky today. If your main point is to argue that WWE places certain minorities in stereotypical, mid-card roles for comedy and that this practice is unfair, then I would agree with you. However, if your argument is that WWE discriminates against black people by holding them down, I would have to disagree. There have been several successful African-American performers in WWE, and frankly, if they think someone can make money for them, they would at least give that person a chance. MVP made a stupid comment backstage to a drug tester and paid the price for it. His race had nothing to do with it. It also sounds like you’re arguing that Michael Hayes is a racist and, therefore, no black people will ever get over on Smackdown. While Hayes has said some dumb things before that have gotten him in hot water, I challenge you to provide evidence of racial discrimination on his part translating into storylines. That’s a pretty strong accusation to levy against someone. At least provide some proof before doing so.
Q: How come there are no Asians in the WWE?
A: What about Taka Michinoku and Funaki? Indeed!
Q: Thoughts on Darryl Sutter’s firing?
A: It’s the right move. He’s made some good role-player moves, and some bad big moves (Phaneuf traded, signing Tanguay, Jokinen and Bouwmeester). Calgary plays a nice style of hockey, but they just don’t have the talent that matches their tempo.
Q: Whis is Jerry Lawler getting a big push?
A: No idea. I like it though. He’s currently suffering from a staph infection in his knee, so the timing is awkward. Still, I’d love for him to finally get a WrestleMania match this year.
Q: What do you think of CM Punk joining Nexus?
A: I like it, but it should’ve been done from the beginning, rather than 4 months later. Nexus always lacked the veteran leadership that Legacy, or any other good stables have, but adding Punk now gives this storyline some more juice. Maybe adding Punk is the “higher purpose” or “bigger picture” that Wade keeps talking about. They’ve still yet to talk about attacking The Undertaker at Bragging Rights, but it’s possible that they’ve decided to drop that altogether.
Q: Did Brett Favre play too long?
A: Yeah, maybe by one season. As a Packers fan, I still love the guy. He’s coming off a career year, so you know he can still throw the ball. I think the big thing this year was him missing training camp–while everyone else is ready to go and in mid-season form, it’s going to take him an extra 6-8 weeks to reach that level without training camp.
Q: Where’s Jonathan Coachman?
A: Coach was offered a position as an anchor for ESPN, which was his dream job. He left WWE on good terms, according to reports, despite Vince appearing on ESPN News last year to discuss the Stan Kroenke controversy and totally blowing off Coach.
Q: Who kidnapped Samoa Joe?
A: We never found out. They abandoned the storyline halfway through, and look at what happened. TNA’s a mess from top to bottom.