This past week at work I was with a group of middle school kids on a slower level. It made for a good week as I got to leave everyday at 2:00, so that’s always quality. I even got to play some kiddie games as you can’t go wrong with that. Either I have too much time on my hands or I haven’t grown up yet, but I admit to playing quite a few games of Guess Who? and Candyland with the kids. Not that long ago in here if you remember, I was even playing Candyland with regular high school kids, so maybe I’m not the only one who hasn’t grown up. Either way, Guess Who? is good stuff. These kids eat it up like it’s no other. So uh.. is your dude wearing a hat? Maybe he has glasses? Feel the excitement! You know you liked this game or maybe even still do.
I’m sitting here watching the Celtics game and the email of the day gets asked to my announcers. They want to know what Ricky “Dirty” Davis’ armband says. I’ve known before, but it gives for a quick story about Dirty. On the band, it says “Get Buckets” with his number 12. Pretty simple there as he is more or less a gunner and always has been in this league, but that’s not a bad thing all the time. He comes in as our 6th man and his job is to get some quick buckets. On his shoes, And1 of course since he’s boys with some of the crew and is sponsored by them, he writes “Buckets” in marker. The image of pro sports organizations is never looked upon that well, but the NBA hits the bottom in this matter. As much as I like Ricky, it’s guys like him (even though he’s never been in trouble with the law, is a good guy off the court, etc) who gives a bad image to the league and makes the old school fans cringe. Ok, I’ll say it. Older whiteys can’t stand the NBA because of this. Ricky is basically a thug in nature. Anyways, here’s a funny one on Ricky. During one practice, our coach Doc Rivers invites a group of Baptist schoolkids. That seems like a nice gesture, but I guess he didn’t think of the fact that Ricky could make an idiot of himself. Ricky must’ve been having a bad practice, so he starts going into a cussing tirade in front of these kids, hah. I’m sure they didn’t know what to think as these kids weren’t exactly from Compton or anything. Doc had to kick him out of practice due to this mess. Other times, the Celtics will be down 20 or so, and Ricky will pull off a crazy dunk and then trash talk. Yep, this is the team I love.
Is it me or is this Real World season just never going to end? It’s been a while since I’ve been wanting a Real World season to end this quick. Most of the time, as you watch every week, you get a notice out of nowhere that says they’re 2 weeks from the finale or whatever. Then you get all depressed because you’re hooked and want more of the drug known as Real World. Not this one. You’ve all seen my thoughts on this year’s crew as I vote it the worst of all time. This week, surprise surprise, nothing big goes down. The only thing worth mentioning is that the crew tells Mel to her face that they’re sick of how she is. She breaks down of course since she’s an insecure girl who has to call home and cry about how she wants to leave. The roomies tell Mel that she needs to change her attitude for them to be closer to her. She says she’ll try. We’ll see. More Landon vs. Karamo action next week is the preview. No, not the gay man lover Karamo action. This one is more of Karamo telling us how he wants to cut Landon’s head off and whatever else.
Valentine’s Day is this Monday. What does this day mean for single people? I’m not sure exactly. I do know that it helps save money, but on the flipside, you can’t bust out your pimpin’ romantic game for the chicks if you’re single. I guess it all evens out. I can honestly say I’ve only had to spend money on Valentine’s Day one time ever while in a relationship. Or in other words, while Valentine’s Day hit, there was just one time at that time of year that I was hooked up with someone. Every other year it’s me being single, but that’s fine and dandy right now. It gives me a chance to do my own thing and have no drama associated. You know how we roll.
I’d like to give a shoutout to Becka from the rugged streets of Indiana. Keep doing your thing out there.
I add another video game system to the collection soon. I struck a deal with Barney, one of my local buddies from the original E-Shinnston Gang on a PlayStation 2. He had been trying to get rid of his and I’m getting the system and four games to go along with it. I’m loading up on Gran Turismo 3, Metal Gear Solid 2, March Madness 2003, and NHL 2001. I’m excited for his because I’ll get a bigger selection of baseball games (new baseball games coming out soon!) compared to my GameCube that I dearly love. I also might load up on Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. How can you go wrong with a game based in early 1990s West Coast gang bangin’, f-bombs being thrown all over the game, and some Dre and Snoop tunes? Ok, I gave you enough time to think of ways that you can go wrong. You can’t. That combination is mean. I’m going to end out of space to put all of my systems now though. It’s getting kind of stupid, but I like it. What do I have now in the collection? Atari 2600, Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, Atari Jaguar, PlayStation 1, Nintendo 64, PlayStation 2, and Nintendo GameCube. Yes, I’m almost 30 years old and still hooked on video games. Like The_Freak and I were talking about the other day, we were saying that we could be hooked on worse thangs.
RAW from Japan! By the time most of you read this, we’ll be due for another RAW. Anyways, I still have to talk about this epic show from this past Monday. This was RAW’s first venture into Japan for a show and it rocked the roof off the place. They need to hit up Japan way more. I’m serious, it was that good of a show. Maybe it was the crowd that did it as they totally amaze me each time I watch a Japanese crowd. First of all, their fans don’t bring a zillion signs to the arena to where you can’t see anything in the crowd other than people holding these things up. Sure, a few is fine which they did have, but they didn’t go nuts with it. This can be a pain at a live event if you’re behind a huge sign. But back to the fans. The Japanese respect wrestling like no other. It’s the basic fundamental holds that they pop on and appreciate. It never gets old to me to see the startup of the match get technical, with a few fast moves and counters. You know you have a good crowd when they stand up and clap for that right off the bat. That gives me some cold chills. I’ll give a quick rundown of what happened at the show and of course I’ll let you know what JR said to wrap it up.
The show started off hot with Chris Jericho taking on Chris Benoit. If you’re a big wrestling guy, you know these two spent many years in Japan in the mid 1990s. After a solid match, Benoit gets Y2J to tap out to the Crossface. Batista beats Maven in about 2.3 seconds. Ho hum, but Batista is being built up rather well. I like how they’re making Triple H being a scared heel and backing down, yet still having the title. That gives you the impression that they’re building this up the right way. Hopefully they don’t screw it up. In one of the bigger pops of the night, Tajiri teamed with William Regal to become new Tag Champions over La Resistance. Tajiri was in front of his home crowd and he got insane crowd support. You have no idea if you didn’t watch this. Then we were treated to Ric Flair versus Shawn Michaels. Are you kidding me? These guys are two of my favorites. The interesting thing here is that even though Flair was obviously playing the bad guy in this matchup, the Japan crowd still couldn’t help but cheer for the man. You know you’ve made it in the wrestling business when you try as best as you can to get the crowd to hate you and they still support you. Our main event had Triple H retaining his World Title against Edge. How’d that happen? Batista runs down and is about to hit Edge with a chair, but Triple H busts into Edge, who then busts into Batista with the chair. After fighting around, Edge eventually busts out a Spear. Upon that, Batista comes in and gives Edge a Spinebuster. Interesting. This lets HHH hit The Pedigree for the win. Batista having tension with HHH yet helps him here? This is a storyline done perfectly so far. At the end of the show, Batista gets in to raise HHH’s hand and stares at the belt. Let’s hope it keeps going into Mania. Hey JR, what’d you think of the ending? Tell us your words of wisdom.
The challenger now with a golden opportunity to win the World’s Heavyweight Title! Edge may be a Spear away from leaving with the richest prize in the business! Edge may never get another opportunity like this one! What? What? Wait! Batista! Batista with a Spinebuster! Batista getting up off the floor, intercepting Edge with a Spinebuster, went undetected by the referee! God almighty, what else is going to happen here tonight? The referee is trying to get up. The Game’s gotta use the ropes to get himself up. What a physical match. What a main event we’re seeing tonight here in the Saitama Super Arena. And downstairs goes The Game! Oh! A thunderous Pedigree on the challenger! The hook of the leg! There is the count! It’s over! I tell ya what, it’s happened before, it’s happened again tonight. Thanks to Batista, The Game has dodged another bullet! I’m not so sure that Triple H even knows what the hell has transpired here. It’s all about the World Title. And to The Game, the World Title is his life. And he owes a hell of a pat on the back to the animal of Evolution.
In other news, I can’t be a happier person. We have regular basketball again in the mean streets. Even better than porn, it’s basketball. For those locals who read this who are out of it, we’re now playing two nights a week at Big Elm Elementary. Tuesday and Thursdays, 8:00-10:00. Be there and bring whoever you want if you want in on some good competition. We don’t care. We’ve had some good runs with this being the second week of action. It’s a nice gym, not huge, but not small either, so it works out perfectly. We run 4-on-4 at Big Elm. We could do 5s, but we’d rather not. And it’s a pure shooter’s gym, something I have to be pumped about. Next week will be the first we’ll try Tuesday and Thursday both, but since word is already out, we should never have a problem finding ballers. See you guys down there if you want in.