He was actually a former Reds' minor leaguer too..
He was actually a former Reds' minor leaguer too..
"It's better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt."
I'm not a man of many words. Read my posts, and you'll see what I mean.
Some people are Optimists (They see the glass 1/2 full).
Others are Pessimists (They see the glass 1/2 empty).
Me, I'm a Realist. 1/2 empty IS 1/2 full.
One of the best of all time. Being only 21 I missed his heyday but as some of my past posts may have indicted I'm a huge wrestling fan with a massive tape/DVD collection and consider myself rather knowledgable of the 'sport' as a whole. Savage was one of the most well-rounded wrestlers ever to step in the ring. He could talk better than almost anybody, he could wrestle better than almost anybody, and he had a great look. Definitely gonna spend today watching some of his best matches. RIP Macho Man.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
Randy Savage was the reason I watched wrestling in the 80's. His mic skills were tremendous- maybe only matched by Ric Flair. I can still recall verbatim many of his rants 25 years later. My heart goes out to his family and friends.
I'm just at the right age that I was able to catch him in his peak (or just afterwards...and what I missed was readily available on VHS since it was just a few years prior). As was mentioned earlier, his WM III match against Steamboat was a classic. He was someone I always enjoyed watching and it's a sad day for his family, friends and (to a lesser extent) wrestling fans.
What about the lovely Elizabeth? Any news?
"I prefer books and movies where the conflict isn't of the extreme cannibal apocalypse variety I guess." Redsfaithful
Randall Mario Puffo was a two-time All-State catcher at Downers Grove North High School in Illinois. In 1971, he took place in a 200-man open tryout for the St. Louis Cardinals, and he was the only man given a contract.
In 35 games for the Cardinals' Gulf Coast League team, Poffo hit .286 with a pair of home runs, and did not make a single error in 15 games as a catcher.
In 1972, Poffo would go on to hit .272 and make the GCL All-Star team as an outfielder. His 1973 campaign was even more impressive, as he would hit .344 in 25 games for the GCL Red Birds. He got bumped up to Class-A, where he played for the Orangeburg Cardinals under Jimmy Piersall.
Poffo would hit just .250 at Class-A, but he would go on to credit Piersall for "him how to be aggressive and how to fight."
At some point before the 1974 season, he suffered a severe injury to his right arm and shoulder and was subsequently released by the Cardinals.
Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand
Guy made wrestling interesting. He is a true legend and will surely be missed. RIP.
I'll have a Slim Jim in his memory.
But the best match I saw was between Steamboat and Rick "nature boy" Flair. They were perfect foils for one another. Steamboat (pretty boy) was always the crowd favorite, while Flair, with his emotion and theatrics, was the "bad guy".
What always amazed us was all the old ladies (dressed up real nice too) in attendance at these fights. At one point in the Steamboat-Flair bout, Flair got thrown out of the ring and we watched an old lady (was it staged?) pick up a folding chair and smack him over the head while he was down. LOL
I liked tag team matches, as well as cage matches. The one I saw with BJ Mulligan was pretty bloody. But it seemed like you could always predict when the fight was going to turn, like each got a turn beating the other up so it wasn't too one-sided, and who the winner was going to be. Still a lot of fun though.
"panic" only comes from having real expectations
The best match I saw was actually in person here in Cincinnati. There was a tribute/fund raiser for the late Brian Pillman's family back in 2000 or 2001 and in the main event, Steven Regal and the late Chris Benoit wrestled and they just put on a fantastic match.
The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.
Ill never forget being like 10 years old and seeing the Macho Man tied up in the ropes, being bitten by Jake Roberts snake. As a 10 year old it really freaked me out. So much so that I still remember it to this day.
During my 18 years I came to bat almost 10,000 times. I struck out about 1,700 times and walked maybe 1,800 times. You figure a ballplayer will average about 500 at bats a season. That means I played seven years without ever hitting the ball. ~Mickey Mantle, 1970
1. Here's a 1974 match at Commisky Park between Dick The Bruiser and
Bo-Bo Brazil against the Sheik and Bobby The Brain Heenan. Legend has it that the kid taking pictures at the 5:00 mark is a young Macho Man.
YouTube - ‪dick the bruiser-bobo brazil vs. sheik-bobby heenan‬‏
2. Vince pretty much forgave all of his enemies- even Superstar Billy Graham who perjured himself by testifying that Vince gave him steroids. But Vince never forgave the Macho Man who is absurdly not in the WWE Hall of Fame. What could he have done? Legend has it that he seduced an underage Stephanie McMahon. Will see how his death is handled on Raw tonight.
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