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Wrestling Legend ‘The American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes Has Passed Away At The Age Of 69

A professional wrestler living to the age of 69 isn’t unheard of, but it’s pretty damn rare. Then again, everything about Virgil Runnels, known to the world as Dusty Rhodes, was rare. He was famously known as the son of a plumber, but his legacy in the world of professional wrestling will always be as one of the all time greats. Dusty Rhodes entered professional wrestling in the late 60’s and early 70’s and has remained an important figure both in and out of the ring ever since. He resonated with the crowd as a popular baby face because we could identify with him. He wasn’t ‘stylin’ and profilin’ like Ric Flair. He was an average guy with a below average body who worked hard to get what he earned. Fans could relate to ‘The Dream’, and in a sense, we could see ourselves as him. Of course, it wasn’t that easy, and no one could ever be Dusty Rhodes. He had a natural charisma that to this day is pretty much unrivaled. Teaching a wrestling student about how to deliver a great promo? Watch his legendary ‘Hard Times’ promo. Or this promo from the 1988 Great American Bash. Or this one in response to Jim Cornette. Feel like selling 10,000 seats to a wrestling show? Put a microphone in front of Dusty Rhodes and watch the magic happen. He was one of a kind, and his coaching and mentoring down at NXT will be greatly missed. RIP to The American Dream, and condolences to Dustin, Cody and the rest of the Runnels family.

– Ryan

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Trailer Alert – Legend

What’s better than Tom Hardy starring in a movie about London gangsters who ruled the city in the 1950s and 1960s? Tom Hardy playing BOTH identical twin gangsters who ruled London in the 1950s and 60s. Whoever cast this movie must have Freddy Krueger’d me and somehow watched all my dreams, because a double dose of Tom Hardy is like one of my dreams come to life. Hardy plays both Ronald and Reginald Kray who were the premier gangster/mobsters in London during the 50s and 60s, dabbling in arson, armed robberies and even murder. My favorite Hardy roles are when he’s had to be a physical actor (Bronson, Warrior, Dark Knight Rises) and judging from the action in this trailer, he’ll be in plenty of fisticuffs throughout the film. At this time it’s not scheduled to be released in the US (it comes out in the UK in September) and if that doesn’t change I’m going to be sad for the rest of the my life.

– Ryan

Celebrating a Legend: The Michael Jordan Story

February 17th, 1963… Oh what a beautiful day it was. For most people, this date does not really mean much to them, but to a fan, a REAL fan, this is the day sweet baby Michael was born. From high tops to low tops, creating records and breaking records, Air Jordan was born, ready to conquer the NBA, and the world. As MJ turns 51 this year, I look back on his life and realize why I Idol this man. Who else can make $618 for boiling 1 egg for 5 minutes? Yes that is a true statistic. Look it up folks. {editors note: please don’t} But I also came to a realization that although he is one of the best players on the court, he really hasn’t been successful in “retirement”. Look at the

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Bobcats. You have Michael Jordan, the greatest basketball player in the history of the planet, running things behind the scenes. How are they THIS bad? The Bobcats are basically giving away tickets in Charlotte. If you ask me, something is wrong with that picture. Gambling is also a major factor in Jordan’s life. Betting on horses, craps, golf putts, whether or not the groundhog is going to see his shadow; you name it, Jordan will bet on it, and that’s a major factor in Jordan’s post playing career decline.

As 2014 begins, it looks like Jordan and his new wife Yvette can open up a new chapter in their lives, which is welcoming to the world their newborn twin daughters. Stand back Olsen twins, Michael Jordan has twin daughters. There is a new power ensemble to contend with, and they just so happen to have the last name Jordan. While Jordan already has 3 other children with his previous wife, two boys and a girl, they never really lived up to MJ’s expectations. The lads attempted to play some basketball but even with Jordan mentoring them, they just didn’t have it. My first thought was that MJ is going to have these girls in the gym 24/7 building them up to be the WNBA’s worstnightmare(s). But then I came to the realization that although the Jordan brand will forever live on and be successful, why not have these girls carry the Jordan name in a different direction? With their dad’s mentorship, they have the ability to eventually take over the family business, and Jordan’s family business is owning a basketball team.. It makes sense in this perspective: Jordan is always trying to come out with new shoe and clothing designs; why not have them learn early on in life so they can make some magic and keep that Jordan Brand as popular as ever?

I wanted to thank everyone for taking the time out of their day to read my article. I also want to thank Michael Jordan for giving myself and many others that false hope that we could actually play as good as him if we bought his sneakers. Long live the king.

– Derek

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I Wanna Be Best Friends with Chrissy Teigen

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And by best friends I mean passionate lovers. She’s a swimsuit model, she’s one of the funniest people on Twitter and she’s a swimsuit model. That’s why we in the business call a triple threat. Plus she’s married to John Legend and best friends with Erin Andrews and Brooklyn Decker. Imagine those sexy parties? That’s something I need to be apart of. With my ability to consume alcohol and rapist wit, I’d fit in in no time. Hey Chrissy, if you’re out there, let Uncle Ryan into your inner circle. It’ll be the worst decision of your life.

– Ryan

The Hulkster Endorses The Bruins, May As Well Have Jesus On Our Side

From Toucher & Rich: Hulk Hogan’s Message for the Bruins

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/05/31/toucher-rich-hulk-hogans-message-for-the-bruins/

There’s no denying that Hulk Hogan is a legend, an icon, and one hell of a model American.  Well that last one is debatable, but how does the saying go?  Greatness finds greatness?  Ok maybe, I made it up, but when a guy like Hulk Hogan puts someone over, you know they’re destined for greatness.  I mean yes, the interview was the typical Hogan schtick with all of the “brothers” and “dudes”, but man can this dude draw a crowd.  Dammit.  Also, I’m starting to think this guy is just permanently in character now, which isn’t a terrible thing.  Aside from holding back my guy Y2J, Hogan recognizes talent, and when he says the Bruins are gonna run wild on you, you better batten down the hatches.

I can’t say I’m surprised the Bruins took game 1 in Pittsburgh, and to be honest I wasn’t expecting it, but knew it was possible.  The Hulkster probably saw it from a mile away.  What I do know is that wasn’t even the best hockey Boston can bring and we still came out with the W.  And another thing I know? You don’t bet against Hulk Hogan and with him on our side anything is possible.  Let’s go B’s!

+Berno

P.S.  What are the chances we can get him to play the National Anthem on guitar alongside Rene Rancourt on Wednesday? Let’s make that happen.

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