She Was Like a Lady Bug…Only, She Was Our Lucy Bug

The title comes from a famous phrase in the history of the Chad and Sarah Show, as my wife and I were dubbed at our wedding. “She’s like a ladybug, only Lucy,” Sarah told me after uttering the nickname, “Lucy Bug,” for the first time. I’ve repeated that phrase a hundred times in the 12Continue reading “She Was Like a Lady Bug…Only, She Was Our Lucy Bug”

The WrestleMania Era 2.0 Podcast, Complete Season 1

Ladies and gentlemen, I hope you’ve been well as we all continue to navigate the upside-down world in which we live.  This year has been beyond strange.  Accordingly, I have been leaning heavily into the pro wrestling world for an escape.  Out of the chaos (and with other inspiration) came an idea to revisit my book,Continue reading “The WrestleMania Era 2.0 Podcast, Complete Season 1”

2020 NBA Playoffs Running Diary

Pre-Playoffs Stage-Setting: The NBA’s return has been glorious, the quality of play fantastic and the quality of the television product surprisingly great in the “bubble.” I did not get to watch a ton of basketball during the seeding round, but Damian Lillard was the must-see player, well-earning the MVP he was awarded for his efforts.Continue reading “2020 NBA Playoffs Running Diary”

NXT Takeovers Ranked (#16 to #30)

NXT celebrated the five year anniversary of perhaps its most significant show ever on Saturday night. Takeover XXX did not fully live up to the standard set by the best of is predecessors, but as soon to be definitively stated, there’s really no such thing as a bad Takeover. NXT’s special event brand is theContinue reading “NXT Takeovers Ranked (#16 to #30)”

The Best Movie of the 2010s?

With sincere hopes of basketball season lasting smoothly from its playoff start date this week to its conclusion in mid-October, I am writing this to give a nod to the longest Movie Season I’ve had since officially creating the label back in 2013.  Typically, I spend extracurricular time on movies (at home) from after theContinue reading “The Best Movie of the 2010s?”

Remembering My Mother-In-Law, Mary Kay Newman

For Mary Kay… One of my low-key favorite things about visiting the Newman house is the little kitchen marquee – the tiny chalkboard sign above the cabinets with a welcome message.  “What’s it going to say,” has become a part of my routine thoughts when I first walk in the door.  This week, it read,Continue reading “Remembering My Mother-In-Law, Mary Kay Newman”

My Top 10 (Late to the Party) Game of Thrones Moments

At the beginning of June, my wife and I came back with the kids from visiting my parents and decided to go with the beach vibe’s flow, and in our continuing quest to maintain our sanity, we decided to FINALLY watch HBO’s Game of Thrones. We were consumed by it from the first days ofContinue reading “My Top 10 (Late to the Party) Game of Thrones Moments”

The War of the Three (NJPW, AEW, and NXT)

A week or so following my viewing of NXT Takeover: In Your House, a show that sprinkled WWF nostalgia on the black and gold WWE brand’s usual great night of signature-styled, smooth-as-silk in-ring performing, I was reminded of my quarterly, post-NXT special event conclusion that they have offered the most consistently positive contributions to myContinue reading “The War of the Three (NJPW, AEW, and NXT)”

The Rewindables: Casino Royale

The podcast that has helped me get through the last few months, replacing the sports-related shows that would usually be earning my listens, has been The Rewatchables on the Ringer network. It has given me a much-needed escape on a near-daily basis. The premise is awesome for movie lovers like me: take a classic, breakContinue reading “The Rewindables: Casino Royale”