On the drive into work this morning, the local morning show was talking about one of our local Minneapolis talents, Scott Norton. The DJ has known the guy for years, and had a cool story about him. Apparently, Norton was comimg up to an intersection in North Minneapolis a few years back. A bicyclist who had thought Norton had cut him off stopped, gave and him the bird, and kicked his fender, leaving a dent. As soon as Norton got out of the car, the bicyclist realized what he had done. Norton simply told him to get off the bike, picked it up and wrapped it around a tree!
This is an observation I made that I thought you might be interested in. If not, feel free to hit the delete key at any time.
I watched the Love Boat episode with Bill Goldberg and Kevin Nash guest starring this weekend. I won't bore you with details of the entire show; however, a couple of highlights.
Forgive me ahead of time, I can't remember the character names. Goldberg and Nash played tag team partners; Goldberg was on his honeymoon; Nash shows up uninvited (much to the dismay of Goldberg's new bride); the show goes on with pretty much the "three's a crowd" message; anyway, now on to the fun stuff...Nash and Goldberg get in a fight, I saw more moves out of Goldberg on the Love Boat then I have in any of his last 100+ "matches" on WCW. I was impressed, if he would only wrestle like that for real we might get to see some good matches...well at least better.
Just thought you might like to know...
I am a high school English teacher and an avid rasslin watcher. I set DDT Digest to be the page that appears when I turn on my computer at school.
Little kids here in the Ozarks looovvveee rasslin'. I have four hours that are Wolfpack--but they really aren't bowdy bowdy and rowdy rowdy, one Hollywood hour, and one that is WCW. You would be surprised at the number of kids that think that Stone Cold REALLY is fired. FOR REAL.
I am slowly learning that as a teacher, I need to tailor language concepts to things that they can relate to. That is the only way that they can understand certain concepts. For instance, let's talk about adjectives.
Me: Yesterday we learned about adjectives. Let's review. Billy, take the phrase "corkscrew plancha"
Student: "Corkscrew" is the adjective because Mike Tenay says that is what kind of plancha it is, kind of like "Asahi moonsault." It's not a regular moonsault, but a special kind like Tenay says.
Me: Good job Billy. Now let's move on to proper adjectives. Like when Jim Ross says, "Lou Thesz Press." "Lou Thesz" is capitalized because it refers to a specific type of press--"Lou Thesz's" press.
Student: I'm confused. When Ross says right after that, "Right Hands, Right Hands!" isn't he referring to specific hand? Isn't that proper?
Me: No, because that just describes the punches, kind of like when Ross says "Austin is fists of fire!" "Lou Thesz" refers to a person.
Student: I get it! So "Big Sexy" is proper because it refers to Kevin Nash, even though he left the Outsiders. But Silver King's physique is not proper because "stocky" just describes it, it doesn't refer to a specific.
Me: Now don't be fooled by his stocky physique.
Student: I try not to be, but next to La Parka, he is the largest of the luchadors.
You have to put it on a level they can understand.
Oh yeah, more Xavier Doom! That guy is a riot!
As for "?????????", you might be surprised. This wrestler is the only wrestler on the list with more than ten tributes that has not held one of the "grand slam" titles...well, not for more than a day, anyway. Who is he? You might be surprised. And, you'll have to figure it out, if that last hint didn't give it away.