Monday, December 15, 2014

Shoe Wars: Champions League Style

Around the world shoe companies are battling to grab attention of consumers. One way that they do that is by supplying uniforms to teams and in soccer that is no different. The Champions League Round  of 16 is a who's who of shoe companies.

A breakdown below: 
Paris Saint-Germain vs Chelsea: Nike vs. Adidas
Manchester City vs Barcelona: Nike vs. Nike
Bayer Leverkusen vs Atletico Madrid: Adidas vs. Nike
Juventus vs Borussia Dortmund: Nike vs. Puma
Schalke 04 vs Real Madrid: Adidas vs. Adidas
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Bayern Munich: Nike vs. Adidas
Arsenal vs Monaco: Puma vs. Nike
Basle vs Porto: Adidas vs. Warrior  

Nike has seven  of the 16 teams including an all Nike game in  Barca vs. Manchester City.  Adidas has six including an all Adidas match up of Schalke vs. Real Madrid. Also this years Round of 16 marks the first time that Warrior has had a club make the knock out round.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Deja Vu is not always good

So Kevin Owens finally made his much hyped debut in the WWE on Thursday night during NXT Evolution and boy did he impressed. Owens showed that hard hitting style that made him a fan favorite in Ring of Honor and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. 

The one thing that I was not a fan of is the direction that they are taking Owens. After the end of Sami Zayns world title win Owens came down and congratulated his friend and new champ. After a couple of minutes Owens came back and attacked his friend. 

While giving Owens a feud with the champ, in most cases, is a great thing. Here it is not. 

Watching them feud in NXT is never going to surpass their feuds in ROH and PWG. The program that they put on a couple of years ago is never going to be surpassed especially in the WWE PG era. That feud was up there with some of the best in the history of the business. There is mo way they are going to recreate that madness. I just hope at the end of the day they don't ruin it and let the two take the thing and run with it like ROH and PWG did. 

Monday, December 08, 2014

ROH PPV Fun but not great

I'm an Ring of Honor fan boy, always have been always will be. I love their product and the way the talent sells out in the ring. Their matches are always fun to watch and last night was no different with Final Battle.

Every year Final Battle is billed as their version of WrestleMania. While the show was good it lacked that moment that sent everyone home talking, like Sting at The Survior Series. Last year ROH used Final Battle to announce the home coming of Chris Hero and it was a great success.

Maybe its because I'm getting older but the blood fest main event between Jay Briscoe and Adam Cole was good it lacked that wow  factor. The tacks in the mouth spot is something that Pro Wrestling Guerilla did during its Young Bucks/World Cutest Tag Team match and it bored me in truth. Seen the staple gun thing in ECW.  

Also expected more from Jay Letheal and Matt Sydal match, while  it had good spots it was sloppy in a lot of respect. The only matches that really had me on the edge of my seats: The six man match featuring the Young Bucks/the Addiction and the Red Dragon/Time Splitters. Both matches showed how great tag team wrestling can be. Maybe the WWE can learn from this event.

Out of a scale of 10, I would give Final Battle a 6.5. 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Professional Tailgating: Maybe things are OK

So we made the trip down to College Park for Rutgers game vs. Maryland. Little did we know what we witness and aren't I glad we didn't leave at halftime. 

   Now this is a basketball arena 


    Not bad tickets for $6 


    Proof that we made it to the end. 


   My son's message for the Maryland fan  base 


Monday, November 24, 2014

Professional Tailgating: Fly Eagles Fly

It was off to the Linc yesterday as I took my 4-year-old to his first Eagles game. And the birds didn't disappoint as they destroyed the a Titans. 




Sunday, November 16, 2014

Professional Tailgating: Going Bowling

For a first season in the Big Ten, going to a bowl game has to be considered a success. On Saturday, Rutgers beat Indinana to secure their sixth win and get bowl eligible. 



Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cup Fail

On Monday night I went to the Eagles/Panthers game, while I had a great time and my Eagles played well. But one thing drove me nuts I went to get a Diet Coke. While getting the drink the lady said the tops didn't fit right. The Eagles are a $4 billion company and they can't get the right size tops. Come on.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Professional Tailgating: MNF is fun

Monday Night Football has always been a big game and the Eagles played like it Monday night. We road dirty with Mark all and all it was a good night for us.