Friday, November 21, 2014

The Coolest Ultimate Warrior T-Shirt... Ever

I was checking out the Ultimate Warrior's official website the other day and came across this t-shirt.

Is it the coolest piece of Warrior merchandise ever?

For those who don't get it - the orange colour and logo are reminiscent of WrestleMania VI - the night when the Warrior defeated Hulk Hogan for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship.

The Ultimate Warrior wore orange trunks to the ring that night.

He also entered his match with the Warrior logo painted to his chest just like how it looks on the t-shirt.

The only problem with the item is that it was sold out. Had it been available, I would have bought it without a second thought.

Still - whoever came up with the idea deserves two thumbs up.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Gemma Collins Leaves I'm A Celebrity 2014

Another 'celebrity' who ITV have an investment in and is the person my £1 bet has been placed. Hey, she was 20/1 and ITV will give her a lot of air-time. Do not be surprised if she becomes the over-reacting, annoying contestant that the fans will constantly ring in to vote on. I read yesterday's news and she already had a panic attack before the helicopter took off to take her to the camp. Will play up to the cameras. She knows how to play the game
- Three days ago

The only part that I was wrong with is the part where I stated that Gemma Collins would win I'm a Celebrity 2014.

Now, here's some things worth considering.

- ITV, knowing Collins would get voted to do a lot of the tasks, came up with an idea where they had viewers vote in to place one team into a jungle prison. The people ringing up went with Gemma Collins' team. What they didn't know, however, was that the prisoners wouldn't be in contention for the bushtucker trials.
That's quite a clever move, to be fair. Clever because it kept Collins out of the voting process as has become a trend in recent years where a disliked celeb has been monopolising the trials.
What seemed to be a clever idea on paper backfired, though, as the jungle prison led to Collins quitting.

- There are allegations that Gemma Collins was aware of a 72 hour rule where she wouldn't be paid if she walked out before that time. She managed to last until just after that time before making her exit. In my opinion, she should get a heck of a lot less than she had signed up for. Quantum meruit, and all that.

It's a shame she didn't stick through it all. I really did think she had the potential to win this year's series due to ITV having plans for her down the road.

They should cut bait now. It's quite embarrassing, to be honest.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Yellow Cards All Around

I haven't been watching any of the current series of Channel 4's Coach Trip, but noticed an article on the Mirror website that reviewed yesterday's episode.

Apparently, the contestants annoyed a few hotel managers along the way. The response from the producers was to send Brendan - the host - on to the coach to deliver a yellow card to every couple on board.

Sort of makes me wish I had been following the show now, because I'm interesting to see how it built up.

With that said - the programme has run its course with me. Once you have seen a series or two, you've seen them all.

Don't get me wrong, the concept was good. However, everything has a sell-by date and Coach Trip has gone-off in my opinion.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pats +3

I was baffled when I saw the New England Patriots were three-point underdogs against the Indianapolis Colts for their game this past weekend.

And the above paragraph was written by a Colts fan. Think of that one.

I was hoping to have a bet on Indianapolis, but as soon as I saw they were down as favourites, I balked.

I would have been happy to bet on them as underdogs. However, I didn't feel comfortable taking them as favourites. Furthermore, my system had the Patriots winning by just one-point. It was telling me to back the Pats, but I wasn't going to bet against Indy.

I'm now glad I left the game alone. The Colts lost 42-20.

There will come a day when they win against the Pats. The day might come sooner than next season, with a bit of luck.

Luck.


Monday, November 17, 2014

A Look At The I'm A Celebrity 2014 Line-Up

The new series of I'm a Celebrity started last night and I am hoping to catch up with it later on this morning.

Although not having watched any of it so far, I'm well aware of the names that have entered, so I'll spend this post offering my opinion on them and their chances of winning.

Jimmy Bullard 
Former footballer and is currently the betting favourite. During his playing days, he had a sort of down-to-earth demeanour about him, this should help with the camp and audience.

Craig Charles
Have you noticed the producers have started a trend where they bring in a current soap star? Seeing as Charles is popular among ITV viewers through Coronation Street and his BBC Radio fans (and also his Red Dwarf followers), I am sure he will do well.

Melanie Sykes
Another ITV employee. Will certainly be a hit with the male audience. I think she'll go far, to be fair.

Tinchy Stryder
Not in my bubble, but will appeal to the young voters. I reckon because of that he'll go far.

Gemma Collins
Another 'celebrity' who ITV have an investment in and is the person my £1 bet has been placed. Hey, she was 20/1 and ITV will give her a lot of air-time. Do not be surprised if she becomes the over-reacting, annoying contestant that the fans will constantly ring in to vote on. I read yesterday's news and she already had a panic attack before the helicopter took off to take her to the camp. Will play up to the cameras. She knows how to play the game.

Carl Fogarty
The former motorcyclist could be a dark horse.

Michael Beurk
Reporter and television/radio host will be the 'father' of the camp, I suppose.

Kendra Wilkinson
The Playboy model steps into the role of the 'American'.

Nadia Forde
Have never heard of her, so I'll have to keep watching.

Vicki Michelle
Only thing I know her from is Allo Allo. Think I have seen her in pantomime when I was a child. She is the unlikely winner in the betting. I'm intrigued to see whether she manages to avoid being the first one out.

There's also a rumour that Edwina Currie will be showing up in a few days. Let's hope Ostrich eggs aren't on the menu.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

What I'll Be Watching Tonight : Week 11 2014

Here are the NFL games that I'll be watching on both Sky Sports and Gamepass this evening.

6pm Sky - Seattle @ Kansas City
6pm Gamepass - Denver @ St. Louis

After 9pm Sky - Philadelphia @ Green Bay
After 9pm Gamepass - Detroit @ Arizona

I'm also hoping to last the night and watch the Colts versus Patriots.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

A Tiger In Paris

I followed the news story about a tiger sighting around Paris on Thursday.

It was quite surreal to even imagine an animal like that roaming around without having been classed as missing from a circus or zoo, so it came as no surprise when it was revealed yesterday that the 'tiger' wasn't a tiger after its tracks were inspected by zoologists.

The reports made note that the big cat was seen two-and-a-half miles away from Disneyland Paris, so I'll offer my theory.

Tigger escaped!