Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Yet Another Scam Call

I received another phone call from India claiming to be BT this morning. I thought I'd twist our conversation to asking about something very important to me.

Me: Hello?
Caller: Hello this is (inaudible) from BT..
Me: ..is WWE going to BT?
Caller: Err..
Me: You see, Sky has had the contract to air WWE since the 1980's and BT is apparently getting it. Is this true?
Caller: No.
Me: Oh good, so it's staying on Sky? It was making me awfully upset to see it go after being on Sky for most of my life (I begin to pretend to cry)
Caller: Uh, uh.. we have a..
Me: Really staying on Sky? Phew.
(Call ends)

Monday, May 20, 2019

2 Hours

I have only had 2 hours of sleep today.

I watched the WWE Money in the Bank Pay-Per-View last night. This meant that I was going to bed when some early birds were starting their day.

The sleep didn't last long, though. I was awoken a couple of hours later and have been resting up here ever since.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Six Nil

Yesterday's FA Cup final was so one-sided.

Manchester City beat Watford by a score of 6-0.

That's not a win, that's a demolition!

I had a very small bet on the game. I opted to go for City to win 3-1. That was bad call, right?!

Anyway, that's me done with football until next weekend.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Going For History

I have had no time to write anything on this blog today.

What I usually do on FA Cup Day is write about the team I'd like to win.

Well, today's wish is for Manchester City.

I'd like to see the team become history makers by winning the domestic treble in men's football in this country.

Sorry Watford, I'd usually go for the underdog. Not today.

Friday, May 17, 2019

WWE To BT Sport (And What I Think About It)

I was surprised - maybe I shouldn't have been - when my friend told me about the reports that WWE is moving to BT Sport.

Yes, WWE is no longer going to be on Sky as of - I believe - the end of this year.

Sky and WWF/E have been tied together for years in this country. Over thirty years in fact. This news is just unbelievable.

But, like I wrote at the start, it shouldn't be THAT much of a surprise.

Sky Sports' ratings for the live airings of Raw and Smackdown have declined massively over the years. Not only that - WWE kind of undercut Sky with the launch of the WWE Network over here in the UK and Ireland as the company was offering live PPV events as part of the £9,99 package while Sky was left to offer the single-purchase events at a little under £15 a month.

What a choice?!

Selfishly, I will be okay with the BT Sport move because I get the channels in high definition and 4K (even though WWE isn't filmed in 4K yet). I don't subscribe to the HD Sky Sports channels, so that's the only positive I can draw from it as it benefits me.

Big picture - this is bad news for British wrestling fans. It's bad news for wrestling in general because BT does not have the amount of potential viewers as Sky has.. or rather had.

Some of my childhood and young adult memories have had Sky and WWE in the background. It's going to be really weird not to watch the shows on those channels anymore.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Another Call

I had a scam phone call from India the other day. The person's alleged name was funny. Here's how the conversation went.

Me: Hello?
Caller: Hello, my name is Steve Martin and I'm calling you from...
Me: (I cut him off) Steve Martin?
Caller: Yes
Me: My name is John Candy.
Caller: Okay, can I speak with the bill payer?
Me: That's me.
Caller: Okay, I'm calling from BT...



Somebody in the background: His name is John Candy.
Steve Martin: Hello? Why did you end the call?


Even though I said I was John Candy, I missed a perfect opportunity to add 'And those aren't pillows!!!' after announcing myself as Candy.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Good Riddance

As I wrote in yesterday's post, I was hoping that ITV would finally pull the plug on The Jeremy Kyle Show. Well, the news has just broken that it indeed has been taken off the air for good.

Thank god for that.

At the risk of repeating what I wrote yesterday - it was a dreadful programme which preyed on the weak and vulnerable of British society. It's actually surprising it has taken this long - and a recent apparent suicide from a guest - for ITV to call time on it.