Joe versus the Ted Petty Invitational


I kept pushing this off, but instead of just waiting until IWA-MS is back, I might as well get this up while it’s fresh in my mind.

Our hero Joe Gagne appeared on the Tom & [blank] Show, talking about the history of IWA-MS’s TPI tournament.

I also highly recommend the previous two editions of the Tom & [insert name here] show, where Tom & MaestroKen talk about crazy IWA-MS fans and more crazy IWA-MS fans. Even if you don’t know the people involved, it’s good stories about strange people.

If you want even more IWA-MS, check out Scott Christ’s recaps of 04 and 05 shows, plus Joe and myself on going to the 2005 TPI. Look how I excited I was back then, and out of control of the bold tag. Scott’s way out of wrestling now, but he runs a superb boxing site for SBNation: Bad Left Hook.

I really didn’t have strong feelings with IWA-MS when they “died” – not because they’ll be back in some form, but they were dead in the form most people cared about for a long time and had been irrelevant for a few years. Though it’s not really like *I* went to anything – just the ’04 and ’05 TPIs. I think I’m good for one big meaningful indy show every six months.

The 2005 TPI is one of my most favorite indy experiences ever, even though I think now I remember less things from the show (4 Super Dragons, Hero’s turn) then I do from the Steak N’ Shake after (chauffeuring Joe Gagne over, kids having sex in the rest room, telling people my actual name only for them to forget it by the end of the night like magic, randomly telling Adam Summers to get away from Zach Arnold) – and there’s a half dozen moments more I only remembered when I read Joe’s recap. I think MAYBE I’m going to GALLI this weekend, but I really need to kidnap people to entertain me. Or introduce myself to people there, a completely crazy concept on all levels.

No wrestlers have keys to my house.

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Not making it to the Cougars game. Not making it within 200 miles.

They lose tonight, and it’s over. So it’ll be over.

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Playoff Fever


Why is it that, when I was watching tv fifteen minutes ago, I couldn’t do anything but lay down on my couch and drift away, but now that I’m laying in bed, all I can do is stare at the ceiling, wide awake and figuring out posts?

Since I’m thinking and not napping, I thought I might as well compromise and start typing away on my itouch. Hooray for the wordpress app.

Quite feel like I’m paying the price for the weekend: cougars game Saturday night, dragon gate Sunday, early cougars game Monday. Plus a crazy marathon session of Fight Night in there – never more happy to win a fake belt – and all multiplied by (typical unexplained part here.)

Think I’ve now spent more time talking about the dragon gate show than It actually lasted. Cougars was fun because it was the first time in over a month I’d been, only having 2 tickets for august and getting pulled elsewhere both times. I’m kinda excited for the playoffs, despite all logic against it. Besides being minor league, they’re also not really the same team that qualified for the playoffs. Many of those who won the first half division championship got called or got overtaken by this year’s draft class, and the team hasn’t seemed too strong.

I’m still excited just for the concept of playoffs. It’s the one time of the year when development takes a back seat and teams ge to totally play for today, not tomorrow. And I haven’t actually gotten to see these in three years; last year, I got called away out of town after i had bought my tickets, and they just missed them. In 2006, I followed the team all the way to the exciting city of Beloit (not exciting, many high schools have better stadiums) and I’d hoping the cougars will last long enough for me to form excuses to drive around the midwest. Burlington on a Wednesday is a no go, but I’d go wher eever this weekend.

Short posts are posts too.

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Bob Barker on RAW Bingo Card


Len & Bob drove me crazy Tuesday, talking about their bingo cards as part of the Cubs giveaway that night.

Craziness can be the best inspiration. Print and play Monday night: