Saturday, January 21, 2017

Trump's Realisation

I watched all of Donald Trump's Inauguration yesterday.

For some reason, despite always been cocky and bold, I sort of felt like the guy must have been nervous. Or rather, everything became real to him.

Maybe it's just me. I certainly felt everything became real yesterday. The fun and games are now over.

It'll be an interesting four years. That's for sure.

Friday, January 20, 2017

The Super Bowl I'd Like To See

Every year, during the NFL play-offs, I like to dedicate a post where I rank the potential Super Bowl matches in the order of what I'd like to see the most. Now that we have four teams left, I think I should get to it, don't you?

Starting with the least...

4) Atlanta vs New England
New England is last because I detest the team with a passion. It therefore became a toss-up between the Falcons or Packers and I'd much rather side with Green Bay because I've jumped on their bandwagon this year. Trust me, if this game is the Super Bowl fixture, I can assure you that I'll be cheering on ATL.

3) Green Bay .vs. New England
Yep, I'm all-in on Green Bay, but my dislike toward the Pats is too strong. I don't want the Pats to be in any position to win another Super Bowl.

2) Atlanta .vs. Pittsburgh
Would really like to see this one played out for the Lombardi Trophy. Can see it being quite a good game with lots of points. If I had to guess the outcome, it would be Atlanta.

1) Green Bay .vs. Pittsburgh
As I've already mentioned, I would like Green Bay to win the Super Bowl, so I'm not going to choose the Falcons over them despite thinking Atlanta against the Steelers could be a barn burner. I think this could also be a great game and the only reason why the Packers get the nod over Atlanta is because I'm riding the Green Bay Bandwagon at the moment.

We'll know the Super Bowl teams by Sunday night/early Monday. If it's the first, or even second, match - I'll be happy.

And if it's the Patriots? Grr....

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Fortitude Is Back

Sky Atlantic's drama - Fortitude - will return for a second season next week.

I watched the original season when it first aired. I was interested in the first part of it, decided it wasn't worth much but had invested in enough time to continue watching and then found the conclusion, if you can call it that, rubbish.

Will I be watching the upcoming season?

You Betcha!

I have to. As sadistic as that seems considering I was not all-in on the first.

It's a week from tonight on Sky Atlantic, for anyone that cares.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Angle In The Hall

Kurt Angle is the first person who has been confirmed for this year's WWE Hall of Fame class.

It's quite an interesting name considering that he had been on the outs with the company for over ten years for numerous reasons.

As some of you might know, WWE's Hall of Fame is more of a marketing gimmick and some, but not all, of the people it has enshrined would never make it if it was done properly.

Angle would pass as being eligible in a real Hall of Fame, in my opinion.

He's a multiple-time WWE and TNA Champion. Okay, how about this one then? He is also an Olympic gold medalist after winning at amateur wrestling in 1996.

As per usual, I'll have a post published on the day of the Hall of Fame where I'll write about each member of the class. The only difference from previous years is that it'll be published on a Friday night as this year's event has been booked on a different day.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Rights Issues

I saw a Marlon Brando documentary promoted on BBC a number of times last week. As soon as I would see them, I'd think to myself 'I've gotta watch this!' I would then pick up the remote control, decide to scroll through the TV guide to record it, but then decide to wait until it was available to view on demand.

There was a lot of TV to watch over the weekend, so I decided to look for it yesterday morning.

The problem - due to broadcast rights, the doc was unavailable to watch on demand.


The moral of the story - if you ever find yourself too lazy to scroll through days and days of TV programmes to record something you'd really like to watch, consider the possibility that this could be your only chance to secure a way to watch what you'd like to view in future.

I'll keep looking out for it in the meantime.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Jimmy Snuka Dies

Jimmy Snuka died over the weekend.

Whenever wrestlers I've followed during my life have passed on, I usually write about them and their career.

I'm not going to today.

If you read this post and this post from 2015, I think you'll understand.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Las Vegas Raiders

Looks like San Diego isn't the only NFL team to announce it is moving this week.

American football reporters are now stating that the Oakland Raiders will sign relocation papers to jump from California to Las Vegas.

Interesting times.

There has been a lot of talk about the Raiders moving to Nevada, but there are people within the league who don't want to go there because of gambling.

It's the most inane reasoning ever, in my opinion.

Anyway, the relocation has to be supported by other league owners in their meeting in March. If it gets the go ahead, it'll be 2020 - or thereabout - when the move will be made.

IF they're allowed to move, that is.