Seven Days, Seven Black and White Photos

Last year one of my friends tagged me in one of these Facebook challenges where I was supposed to, for seven days, post a new black and white photo every day. The photos were to contain no people and provide no explanation. One of these photos popped up in my timeline the other day and brought back some good memories. Here they are. Seven Days, Seven Black and White Photos. No people and no explanation. … Continue reading

2011 – The Best Of 406

The Top 10 Of 2011

I started doing a yearly recap last year.  During the past year, I’ve found myself referring to that post quite a few times so I figured I’d do it again this year.  Got something you want me to cover in 2012?  Drop me a line and I’ll see what I can do! The Top 10 Posts Of 2011 (Based On Number Of Views) #10 – Thoughts At 35 No matter how hard I try, I … Continue reading

A Photo Shoot For Mr. Matt

Mr. Matt Photo Shoot (1)

The boys love Mr. Matt.  They look forward to his trips here every year just about as much as I do.  So, while they’re bummed that SuperDad isn’t going to be around this weekend, they’re super excited that Dad gets to hang out with his buddy.  We were sitting around the dinner table last night and I mentioned to them that Mr. Matt wasn’t going to believe just how big they’d gotten and that I’d … Continue reading

WrestleMania XV – The Brawl For All Of 35 Seconds

WrestleMania XV Poster

Event: WrestleMania XV Date: March 28, 1999 Venue: First Union Center (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Attendance: 20,276 We’re greeted with Boyz II Men doing their version of America The Beautiful.  We then get the outstanding “Old School” promo followed by the “Showcase of the Immortals”.  This stuff absolutely gives me the chills.  I’m a dork and I don’t care who knows it.  Wow… awesome.  Announcing team of Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler – is this where JR … Continue reading

WrestleMania XIV – The Attitude Era Begins With Tyson

WrestleMania XIV Poster

Event: WrestleMania XIV Date: March 29, 1998 Venue: Fleet Center (Boston, Massachusetts) Attendance: 19,028 We’re still in the WWF days… I keep thinking we’re flipping over to WWE pretty soon.  Good intro here that’s just starting to talk about the “Attitude Era”.  Goes into the lineage of the WWF title, introduces Austin, DX, Mike Tyson, etc.  We get the announcing duo of Jerry “The King” Lawler and Michael Cole on the mic and we go … Continue reading

WrestleMania 13 – The Match That Made Austin

WrestleMania 13 (1997)

Event: WrestleMania 13 Date: March 23, 1997 Venue: Rosemont Horizon (Rosemont, Illinois) Attendance: 18,197 Brief introduction package on what we’re going to see this evening. Vince, Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler on the call which is a great announcing lineup. We get right into the first match. Four-way Tag Team Elimination Match The Headbangers (Mosh and Thrasher) defeated The New Blackjacks (Blackjack Windham and Blackjack Bradshaw), The Godwinns (Henry and Phineas) (with Hillbilly Jim), and … Continue reading

WrestleMania XI – The Lawrence Taylor Debacle

WrestleMania XI (1995)

Event: WrestleMania XI Date: April 2, 1995 Venue: Hartford Civic Center (Hartford, Connecticut) Attendance: 16,305 The opening montage talks about the special guest stars that will be in attendance at the event including Pamela Anderson, Jenny McCarthy, etc.  Looking like the WWF is starting to REALLY branch out into “sports entertainment” at this point.  We get a Special Olympian’s rendition of America The Beautiful.  She’s over singing BIG time complete with the waggle in her … Continue reading

WrestleMania X – Ten Years In The Making

WrestleMania X (1993)

Event: WrestleMania X Date: March 20, 1994 Venue: Madison Square Garden (New York, New York) Attendance: 18,065 We kick off the show with images from the original WrestleMania.  Little Richard sings America The Beautiful poorly.  Pretty sure he was lip syncing and he looks like a damn wax statue.  Scary dude.  We get Jerry “The King” Lawler and Vince McMahon on the mic. Owen Hart defeated Bret Hart We get a great recap here pre-match.  … Continue reading

Bait And Switch Main Event – WrestleMania IX

WrestleMania IX (1993)

Event: WrestleMania IX Date: April 4, 1993 Venue: Caesars Palace (Las Vegas, Nevada) Attendance: 16,891 Gorilla Monsoon on the mic for this outdoor event at Caesars Palace.  They’re referring to it as “the world’s largest toga party”.  I’m sure that’s supposed to be clever, but it comes across and being completely lame.  When Howard Finkel is announced, he’s referred to as “Finkus Maximus”.  I can’t begin to tell you how incredibly retarded this looks.  Caesar … Continue reading

Double Main Event (Kind Of) – WrestleMania VIII

WrestleMania VIII (1992)

Event: WrestleMania VIII Date: April 5, 1992 Venue: Hoosier Dome ( Indianapolis, Indiana) Attendance: 65,167 This show was billed as having a “double main event” which rarely (if ever) works out.  I believe that this is the first Mania event that I watched live on PPV.  We get Gorilla and Bobby Heenan on the mic here which is a good lineup.  Reba McEntire sings the national anthem.  It seems weird that the WWF can never … Continue reading