This past weekend had its fair share of news. I decided to quickly choose four different topics from the weekend that was and even more quickly say a few things about them.
Macho Man Dies – The clichés about Macho Man Randy Savage eating Slim Jims in Heaven have been strung out so bad that I am not even going to try. Bottom line, Macho Man transcended professional wrestling. I was an obsessed WWF/WCW fan growing up so his death did mean something to me. When I got the tweet that said he had died I was not surprised. I figured he had a heart attack or maybe overdosed on something. Sadly, professional wrestlers die these types of deaths quite frequently. When more details came out and it was revealed that he died in a car accident, I guess I was a little more surprised. Wrestling lost a legend.
The Rapture – If not for our nation’s rights of Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion, I would just assume that Herald Camping was shot. I really feel that at some point, you have to be accountable for what you say. I can’t believe this old man has duped so many people, not just once, but twice, to drop everything and prepare for the end of the world based solely on his “calculations.” It is a complete joke. Honestly, what must have been going through Camping’s head (besides stupidity) when 6pm hit on May 21st and nothing happened? This whole saga was one of the more moronic things I have heard about in a while.
Eastern Conference Finals – On Sunday night, the Heat took it to the Bulls despite a pretty decent game played by Chicago. As I had said in a previous post, Miami is just too good. No way in hell does Chicago win away from home. Chris Bosh played like the 3rd superstar he was supposed to be and Lebron and Wade did their thing. Can’t do much to stop that. I am still sticking with my prediction that the Heat will win in 6 games but I will not be surprised if they pull it out in 5.
Billboard Music Awards – The host killed this show. I know it is the easiest thing in the world to critique an awards show host but what happened last night was nothing short of a colossal train wreck. Ken Jeong (Mr. Chow of “The Hangover”) served as the host and it was brutal. His opening musical performance with Nicki Minaj was a complete disaster. His jokes sucked. He was awkward. Look, dude is funny when he speaks in an Asian accent and is trapped in a trunk but dude is not funny out of character. Besides that, I thought the musical performances by actual singers were pretty bad too. Did not like Mary J. Blige’s, did not like KeSha’s, did not even like Neil Diamond’s. However, I did really enjoy the performance of “Everything Tonight” by Pitbull and Ne-Yo and the Black Eyed Peas did not do bad either. Also, I thought the recipients of the awards were pretty much right on this year.
Okay everyone, tomorrow night I will post about my Pittsburgh trip. It was awesome. Please check back to read it. Don’t Blink.