Bill Moody, better known to most of you as Paul Bearer, the Undertaker's unforgettably charismatic manager, sadly passed away on Tuesday at the age of 58. While the specifics of his death remain unclear, his impact on anyone who ever enjoyed professional wrestling remains quite apparent.
Depending on your age at the time of Bearer's unsettling debut, we either found him scary, appalling, hilarious, creepily convincing, or a healthy sprinkle of each. Whatever it was, he was truly an impossible figure to shake from memory.
Bearer's overwhelming presence, from his harrowing voice to his ghastly appearance, greatly assists in summarizing the WWE during the early 90s in that he was such a well-defined, human cartoon you almost forgot he wasn't actually a guy named Paul Bearer who carried around a gold urn like a prized pet.
The magnetic mortician will be sorely missed, and most certainly never repeated.
It's that time of year when a handful of NBA teams take
extended road trips because of special annual events in the their home
arenas. Both the Lakers and Clippers are
on the road this weekend due to the Grammys, while other teams are affected by
similar events, which are oftentimes specific to their cities.
Here's a quick list:
Los Angeles - The Grammys
Chicago Bulls - Ringling Bros. and Barnum
& Bailey Circus
San Antonio - Stock & Rodeo Show
Milwaukee - Home Brewers Guild Meeting
Minnesota - Gathering of the Juggalos
Miami - Over-sized Sunglass Convention
Sacramento - Some Pyramid Scheme hosted by the Maloofs
New Orleans - Herpes Week
Charlotte - Junior High School Basketball Finals (first
sellout for the arena all year)
Just an amazing segment on the men responsible for posterizing the bedroooms of our youth. Along with the 80s period caricature t-shirts, Fun Dip and the Costacos Brother's posters were about the only thing our teenage brains could wrap our heads around at Spencer Gifts.
Editor's Note: We applaud 'The Canadian Press' for including the word 'Load' in the headline
In a brilliant stroke (or rub) of genius, MMA fighter (Rowdy) Ronda Rousey told Jim Rome that she embraces the Bone Zone prior to fighting. Don't get your hopes up guys, because she she somewhat picky. "Not everybody," seems to be on her checklist for poon gladiators.
We cannot confirm or deny the rumor that she is currently training under the tutelage of noted beaver jedi Kiki Vandewegh... but we embrace her bold statement nonetheless.
Will this make us watch an MMA match? Yeah... No. MMA still blows.
Last week, our fearless leader Tim got to sit down and break bread with wrestling Jesus, Hulk Hogan. The Hulkster didn't hold back, but did threaten Tim with an Atomic Drop if he didn't let him have the last bread stick. Read the full interview here, but below are a couple of powerful snippets to get all you Hulkamaniacs moist.
- "He (Andre The Giant) ended up drinking 108 beers before he got back on the plane. And that was like you drinkin’ a Diet Coke."
- "I just remember it was so bad, all of us got together to buy a can of deodorant for Bret Hart. He smelled like somebody from Europe that decided not to take a shower ... I'm sure he's gonna love that."
- "You know, I met him (Mean Gene Okerlund) in Minneapolis when I was single back in the 80s and he and I ran around partying like crazy nutcases."
We know the youngster pictured above is talking about renowned cheater, Lance Armstrong, but we can't figure out the connection to the Hulk costume or the random flag tied around his neck. We were, however, able to figure out via Google that Mellow Johnny's is an Austin area bike shop. The guess here is that Johnny can probably hook you up with some tasty slow cooked/smoked EPO, all while listening to some excellent Rockabilly.
Anyway, this kid seems to have a bunch on his plate. To quote a line from one of our favorite movies, "He's just a mixed up kid."
Nothing changes an average game like Betting Online. When you have a stake in the outcome of a contest, a typical match can become a memorable event. One might say that it's even more fun than a sports hernia...
and you could come away with some extra cash! The only better feeling than winning is having extra pocket money.