Wednesday, April 30, 2008


We continue are long goodbye to our 1979 NBA WORLD CHAMPION SEATTLE SUPER SONICS.

Today we remember the X Man, Xavier McDaniel who burst on the national scene as a senior at Wichita St where he led the country in both scoring and rebounding.

He went on to be a all star with the Sonics for many years.

The X man is also a tremendous actor. His performance in the 1992 movie singles demonstrated his tremendous range and to this day remains an inspiration in my life.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

That Shawn Kemp Guy Was Pretty Good

The enduring image I have of the Sonics in the late 70's early 80's would be Jack Sikma catching the ball in the post then throwing sssweet behind the back passes to Gus William, who would invariably finish with a silky smooth finger roll layup.

When I think of the Sonics in the early to mid 90's I will remember Shawn Kemp's

Tuesday, April 22, 2008



I had fun in earlier posts comparing some WWE promos to The Obama vs Clinton campaign. Well last night.. as George Costanza would say "seperate worlds Jerry".

Monday, April 21, 2008


Electricity in Key arena.

Danica wins!

Danica Patrick became the first person to pose in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue and win an indy car race all in the same month.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Whoo 2 U Sue

I've read quite a bit of complaining in regards to Ric flair being mentioned in the house of representatives. We are at war the economy is bad.....why talk about a wrestler?

Because it makes people happy and helps them forget their problems for a minute. Is that so bad?

Rep Sue Myrick on C-SPAN

1974 Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling

Highlights of Ric Flair's retirement ceremony 2008

After the show went off the air

Thursday, April 17, 2008

We''ll always have 79

Here we have a fun news report on the 1981 exhibition game in Spokane between the Sonics and the Blazers.

Anybody remember Paul Olden?

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Bruce Lee's Screen Test

My brother Danny did a post recently on the Green Hornet and the amazing presence of Bruce Lee.

Which led me to watch this clip on you tube. It shows off Lee's unique charisma and it's interesting to watch as a martial artist. First because his explanation on the different punching styles is excellent. Second, it's interesting to see how is views changed over the next several years has he developed his own style

Friday, April 11, 2008


Let's step back into the Walla Walla Barer time machine again.

Destination 1984.

I've talked about how my grandfather never missed Wall Street Week with Louie Rukeyser and Portland Big Time Wrestling. Well my Grandmothers favorite show was Days of Our Lives.

So instead of talking about the good old days when Wrestling didn't suck, today we'll look back at the era when Days didn't suck. Yes.. back before Marlena was possessed by the devil.. Before Chris Kositchek somehow morphed into Roman Brady.

This was one of my favorite story lines. We get to see Bo Brady break out a way cool spinning back kick. Then Roman gets "killed off" in a "cliff hanger" of showdown with Stefano complete with tear jerking death scene.

Without any further ado

Saturday, April 05, 2008

All dressed up with no place to go

We were ready to go. At 3:45 today both Dawn Marie and I were dressed and ready to attend the wedding of Claire and Hailu.

Then I looked at the invitation and realized the ceremony isn't until tommorow.

Fiddle sticks.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008


You know someone is a life long Wrestling fan when:

Their sleeping on the couch with Sports Center on then all of a sudden North Carolina is mentioned and that someone has the uncontrollable urge to jump up and scream....... whoooo!

Darn it, I blame Ric Flair.

No T.V. personality has entertained me more over the last 25 years then Ric Flair.

At the age of 59 Ric Flair is retiring as an active pro wrestler. I tuned into the last 20 minutes of WWE Raw on Monday night because I had read that they would being paying tribute to Flair and his amazing 36 year pro wrestling career.

For all the things the WWE does that irritate me sometimes they really get right.
They did an amazing job honoring Flair's career in the wrestling business. At the end of the show they introduced many wrestling greats past and present one by one they walked down to the ring to congratulate Flair. For me it was nice to see many of the greats from the 70's and 80's still doing well. What was really touching was seeing Flair sobbing uncontrollably in the ring as many of his all time greatest rivals were announced. Each time Flair would run over and give them a hug before they even has a chance to step through the ring ropes.

For A life long fan like me you couldn't help but be teary eyed to. Flair is the last link to the wrestling that I grew up with. A style and an era that will never be repeated.

What I wouldn't give to be six years old again and have that feeling of awe of watching Jimmy Snuka leap off the top rope. What I wouldn't give as an adult to have a job I enjoyed as much as Ric flair enjoyed being a pro wrestler.