Football has returned for another season, and so has the trike crew, ready to battle each other in the ultimate underground pick ‘em league where buzz-saws force deep incisions, monsters prey on their “frenemies” and the rest play Rambo, looking for the right time to strike. In other words, a group of friends choose the winner of every NFL game every week during the regular season for bragging rights.
The second season of GoG saw a 1st year picker become the minister of the tricycle. Will the same hold true for the third season? Five of his closest foes don’t “Bo-lieve” so.
If there’s ever been a more poorly executed concept in wrestling history, it’s pretty much anything associated with Vince Russo. Otherwise though, it’s the stable. Ever since the time of the original Four Horsemen (Ric Flair, Tully Blanchard and Arn & Ole Arnderson) way back in the territory days every fed has wanted their own version of the wrasslin’ Justice League or, more commonly, Legion of Doom. It’s hard not to see why, given how much of the wrestling business is based around merchandising; if you strike gold with a good concept, that’s more T-shirts, action figures, DVD’s and (most importantly) tickets you can sell. With a stable it’s even better, because ideally you’re selling the stable as well as the individual members of that group, meaning even more money on top of that. WWE, WCW, TNA, ECW, even promotions in Japan have gotten in on it over the years, with varying levels of success.
Another week gone by, another week closer to death.
In episode 4, Thomas and I review WrestleMania 29. Or is it NY/NJ? Also, I profess my love of Ryback, Thomas gives the Big Show all the props he never gets, we preview Extreme Rules, Thomas makes a case for The Undertaker to headline WrestleMania for the rest of his career, discuss The Rock’s injury, Paul Bearer’s passing, our mutual hate of the WWE app, Thomas vents his frustration with the tag team division, and I explain how Road Dogg is a black man trapped in a white man’s body. Ring the bell or feed us more!
In the debut episode, Tom and I listen to some music but mostly we talk about Katherine McPhee, Kelly Clarkson, cheese fries, how to turn your man on, American Idol’s faults, R. Kelly’s trash not being taken out, Karen Gillan and Selfie, Louise Wener, Donald Glover’s feelings, Taylor Swift’s Saving Jane knock off, as well as musical observations!
R. Kelly – Real Talk
Saving Jane – Girl Next Door
Childish Gambino – III. Telegraph Ave. (“Oakland” by Lloyd)
Katherine McPhee – Some Boys
Junior Senor – Move Your Feet
Sleeper – Sale Of The Century
Tom and Derrick’s look at Edgar Wright’s departure from Ant-Man becomes a freewheeling discussion of what Marvel is doing right, what DC is doing wrong, and whatever the hell Fox and Sony think they’re doing. Along the way, The Boys Outta Brooklyn review Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, curse Frank Miller, bless Mark Waid, and struggle to fill the plot holes in The Nolanverse! You know you wanna know why Derrick loves Brett Ratner, so get to clicking! (And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @BITDShow!)
If you’ve ever taken even a cursory glance through the history of the WWE and pro wrestling in general, you’re probably aware of something which has become known as the Monday Night Wars. For those of you that don’t know, and can’t look it up on Wikipedia or anything like that, the Monday Night Wars was a period of time (I’d personally say 1995-2001, but it could be argued that tensions were pushed even earlier) when Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation was in direct competition with World Championship Wrestling, which was owned by Ted Turner but operated by Eric Bischoff, while promotions like ECW and Smokey Mountain Wrestling went on in the background.