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ESPN: Raiders to Vegas

So the day of reckoning has finally happened and my Oakland Raiders have finally made it official. I have extremely mixed emotions about this because I grew up in Buffalo and Florida. I’ve never been to Oakland, or even west of the Mississippi, but I love the Raiders with all that is in my soul. Being 29 I first grew to love them as the LA Raiders. Didn’t know or care what Oakland was. It was Jeff Hostetler and Tim Brown and little Jesse rooting on team after team coming in at .500 or below. Then they moved back to Oak-town. And honestly I was a little pissed. Sure I was striking out in t-ball at the time so I had major issues, but I didn’t like change. It didn’t seem cool to leave flashy, fancy, “Laker” LA and move to crumby Oakland. Shit just reading that it still doesn’t. But I grew to love the gritty, crazy, fucked up world that was the little brother to big, bad San Fran. Now that I am older, grayer, fatter and raising a family, I never really thought the Mark “the Hairdo” Davis would have the sack (or money) to pull the trigger and I’d be watching OAK on tv for the rest of my days still bragging about the 3 rings we won before I was born.

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Jump to present day and I am a part of the Las Vegas Raiders Nation. Even though it’s the same team, the same coach, the same GM, they will never be the same. They won’t win on a shitty field covered in dirt. There won’t be gang fights in the parking lot, generally between two Raider fans. They just won’t seem as tough and that’s what I will miss the most. Even going 2-14 year after year, they at least seemed tough being in Oakland. So Good bye Black Hole. Hello Black Hole, the stripper that will be on stage at every club on the strip come football season 2020.  But along with a shiny new stadium comes the Super Bowl, Pro Bowls, big ticket boxing matches and UFC fights, WWE events. All things that never happened in O.Co. And the inevitability of the Fertitta brothers and Dana White buying the team a year or two after the stadium is built.

Oh well.

Let’s just see if the city will allow them to play until the lease options are over. Word on the street is they want the whole crew the fuck out of dodge asap. That will add a very interesting wrinkle into this already fucking crazy story line. Until next time children.

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Jesse

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ESPN- Shawne Merriman is going from the football field to the wrestling ring. The NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2005, Merriman has joined World Wrestling Enterainment, according to a report by SB Nation’s Testudo Times Blog. It’s unclear what role Merriman will have with the WWE, the report said. But WrestleChat.net said Merriman will be an announcer while training to be a wrestler. Merriman was part of the Wrestlemania pre-show on WWE Network last weekend. Merriman was limited to 18 games over his final three seasons. And he finished with 45.5 career sacks in 75 games, including 59 starts. Merriman also made headlines for his off-the-field troubles. In 2006, he was suspended by the NFL for four games after testing positive for steroids. He blamed the positive test on a tainted supplement, which he never identified. Despite being limited to playing 12 games, Merriman finished with a career-best 17 sacks that season. In 2009, Merriman was arrested just before the season after reality television star Tila Tequila accused him of battery and false imprisonment at his suburban San Diego home. No charges were filed, and Merriman and Tequila settled dueling lawsuits.

If there were ever a football player that was made to transition to the WWE it’s Merriman (Jared Allen is the obvious number 2). He is big on showmanship, loves steroids, and isn’t opposed to smacking a bitch around. Some guys leave the NFL after injuries and/or standard productivity decline and join a real estate firm or car dealership but not Lights Out, he knows where the money is and where he can get as insanely juiced as possible without anyone batting an eye. Can’t wait to see a Lights Out/Brock Lesnar/Batista three way match for the King of the Syringe and a chance at the title!

PS And Brandon Spikes, just remember this moment because Merriman thought going to Buffalo would reignite his career too after he left a successful team. The Spike would be a sweet nickname considering your last name and that huge dick you have (I’ve seen his porno, calm down people)
-Jesse

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MSN- The Ultimate Warrior, one of U.S. professional wrestling’s most celebrated athletes, has died at the age of 54, days after being inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Inc Hall of Fame, the company said late on Tuesday. “WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE Superstars ever, The Ultimate Warrior,” the Stamford, Connecticut-based company said on its website. Warrior, whose real name was James Hellwig, began his WWE career in 1987 and rose to become one of the biggest stars in WWE history, the company said, highlighting an “epic encounter” in which he defeated Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania VI to become a WWE Champion. The cause of his death was not given. He was added to the Hall of Fame on April 5. “We are grateful that just days ago, Warrior had the opportunity to take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame and was also able to appear at WrestleMania 30 and Monday Night Raw to address his legions of fans.”

Wow. That’s all I can really say. Am I completely shocked when any of the WWF guys dies early? Not really, but that’s just because they live tough lives full of drugs, pain killers, booze and daily beatings from other very large men. Warrior was one of the most liked wrestlers in history and a personal favorite of mine as a little kid. Prayers go out to his family, his daughters, and the wrestling community as a whole. Glad he got to see his name added to the Hall of Fame but this is a really shitty post to write.

Warrior’s Hall of Fame speech

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The interview they did last year was awesome and this one doesn’t disappoint. She is actually funny unlike most female comedians, although the whole “I’m a vulgar whore” thing gets old. If she lost weight in her face she’d be even hotter.
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-Jesse

Here is the Rock, Dwayne Johnson, as Hercules. This is the first trailer he just released on Twitter

More like a teaser trailer but I like it. Hopefully a lot of action, him killing large freaky things with a sword and/or club, and maybe a naked chick or two. Who knows

-Jesse

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CageSideSeats- During tonight’s episode of Monday Night Raw at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, WWE announced the final inductee for this year’s Hall of Fame class 2014, to be inducted on Sat., April 5, 2014, at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana, live on the WWE Network. Score one more for the bad guys. That’s because Scott Hall be joining his friend and fellow Diamond Dallas Page Accountability Crib graduate Jake “The Snake” Roberts over the WrestleMania 30 weekend to take his place amongst history’s greats. The name WWE is using to promote him is the gimmick name he used during his initial run with the company in the mid-90s, Razor Ramon. Somewhat surprisingly, there was zero mention made of anything Hall did while working in WCW, including being a founding father of the nWo. Hall had his demons throughout his career, including battling various drug problems along with extreme alcoholism, but he’s cleaned up in recent years thanks in large part to DDP. As far as talent in-ring, he’s likely among the most underrated performers in history. Ric Flair once said Hall’s biggest claim to fame is being in the same ring when Shawn Michaels had a match with a ladder but that’s severely underselling just “The Bad Guy’s” talents. He could flat out go when motivated. The problem was both getting, and keeping, him motivated. Either way, he’s going in, joining a deep class that is now complete with the following members:
– Ultimate Warrior
– Jake “The Snake” Roberts
– Lita
– Paul Bearer
– Carlos Colon
– Mr. T
– Razor Ramon


Razor Ramon was one of my favorites back in the day. He had the Spanish flair (white pasty Irish kids love that stuff), he was tough and didn’t care what anyone else said. I think he was an easy entry into the HOF, however I am against the Mr. T induction. I feel the same way about Sylvester Stallone being inducted into the Boxing HOF. Like these guys are actors, not athletes. How can you have a bust of Sly Stallone next to Muhammed Ali or Sugar Ray Robinson? It just cheapens the honor. And sure wrestling is fixed and blah blah blah but these guys are killing themselves in the ring for the fans. Mr T showed up from time to time and it was cool but so what? He didn’t do a Hell in the Cell or start up the Wolfpack. So congrats Razor and Jake the Snake, RIP Paul Bearer and go kick rocks Mr. T.

-Jesse

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This guy is a fucking freak. Sure it’s all HGH and the best juice known to man, but there are definitely genetics at play here too. Just hope I never have to choose between “Fight the Rock or we will kill your family” because I will really miss my family when they’re dead.
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-Jesse