Guys, you know I love professional wrestling as much as anyone. Almost to a fault sometime.
But can we please, for the love of everything that is holy, not support a The Rock 2020 presidential run?
We just went through a real-life Saturday Night Live sketch Election and are living in a Donald Trump presidency. A presidency where literally every week, EVERY WEEK, something breaks or leaks or blows up in somebody's face. It's exhausting. And it's comical. Not exactly what I want out of my Oval Office but I guess I was in the minority on that front.
I'm not sure the answer to that in 2020, assuming President Trump is still in Office at that time, is an election cycle where The Rock is a presidential candidate.
But I hear it floating around and it seems like it's gaining traction. Paperwork was filed for some trademark or some slogan or some political party affiliation or something. Normally I'd link you to the article I saw for it to clarify but I just can't.
Does anyone else just think some days that "Man, things would have been a whole lot simpler if we just elected John Kasich?" Just think of how much less drama and hate there would be right now if we had a President Kasich. It was almost like he was too-level headed and too rational for the job.
So let's all agree not to make the 2020 Election into a mockery. Sorry The Rock.
I only watched the last 3 innings of the All-Star Game last night for various reasons. So I'm not the best source of information on this but it seems to me there are some issues with baseball All Star Game. The ratings in the past have been fairly low I believe and trending downwards; and I'd guess last night continued that trend. The hype around the event just doesn't seem to be there. Even on Twitter last night I had very little All Star Game content on my feed. People just weren't talking about it.
I don't know how to fix it but I do think it's an issue. I know in the era of "pitch counts" you aren't going to have pitchers out there for the entire game, which means you are basically cycling through a new, fresh pitcher every inning. That in turn is going to keep runs down....which I'm not sure is a great thing for the All-Star game. The winner of 10 of the past 12 All-Star Games has scored 5 runs or less.
I don't think you want to turn it into the NBA All-Star Game where no one gives more than a 30% effort and people score points just for the sake of scoring points, but I do think the lack of hype is an issue for the MLB All-Star Game. But I'm not sure what you do to help it. You don't want to bring in minor league pitchers or anything and one of the best moments at All-Star Games are those first couple innings where the stud pitcher goes through the top of the order of the opposing team.
And maybe it's just me. It just feels like the All-Star Game in baseball is lacking and could be improved. Just wish someone smarter than me would figure out how to do so.
I'm out on the Mayweather-McGregor "mega-fight". This will be the only time I blog about the event and I do not plan on watching it. I will catch the clips on Twitter the next morning but the whole thing just screams "money grab" to me.
These guys spend over a year negotiating terms and trying to get the money right so they both will fight, and then once that's completed now they are arch-enemies? I just can't buy that. I watched part of their press conference yesterday and they were both trying REALLY hard to sell that fight and act like they don't like each other. Basically every boxing press conference that ever happened. But the yelling, and the shouting, and the chest puffing.....it all just came across really forced to me.
These two guys are just looking for a payday. And they should. That's a lot of money these guys are getting. Just not something I'm buying into.