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

    September 23, 2020 by

    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 12… Read more

  • My Kid Likes What I Like!

    September 20, 2020 by

    If there is one thing I know about pro wrestling above all else, after thirty-three years of watching it and earning my stripes as a top 1% enthusiast, it is that you either get it or you don’t. It’s almost like it just chooses you somehow, and those who get it will always have a… Read more

  • The WrestleMania Era 2.0 Podcast, Complete Season 1

    September 20, 2020 by

    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,… Read more

  • 2020 NBA Playoffs Running Diary

    August 26, 2020 by

    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.… Read more

  • NXT Takeovers Ranked (#16 to #30)

    August 23, 2020 by

    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 the… Read more

  • The Best Movie of the 2010s?

    August 16, 2020 by

    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 the… Read more

  • Remembering My Mother-In-Law, Mary Kay Newman

    August 7, 2020 by

    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,… Read more

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

    July 27, 2020 by

    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 of… Read more

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

    July 24, 2020 by

    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 my… Read more

  • The Rewindables: Casino Royale

    June 24, 2020 by

    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, break… Read more

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The McIntyres on opening day of the 2015 season, Mr. Quinn’s first
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