i stayed up late last night watching all the shows i missed while i was watching wrestling. i only watched a few minutes of Big Brother. since it was a highlight episode and i've watched the whole damn season, i felt like i didn't need to watch it. The Strain was excellent last night. it had a few wrinkles to the story that were very intriguing. Ray Donovan was excellent. Masters of Sex was better than i thought it was going to be from where it started out.
Night of Champions was pretty good last night. it helped that i wanted Kevin Owens and Charlotte to win the titles last night and they did. as i expected, John Cena won back the US Title. unless he loses it tonight on Monday Night Raw, it's really just another case of John Cena isn't allowed to lose. Kane coming back was expected. i didn't expect Chris Jericho to be the mystery partner. and since they are now hinting at a Jericho vs. Dean Ambrose program coming up, i'm all for that. i'm interested to see where they go tonight on Monday Night Raw.
the New York Yankees were being shutout by the Mets last night until their starter had to come out because the owners and doctors are pussies. the Yankees exploded for 11 runs to win the game 11-2. the Red Sox beat Toronto so the Yankees go into Toronto tonight to start a 3 game series, sitting 2 1/2 games behind the Blue Jays for the division lead. if they can get the win tonight, maybe the Blue Jays start to sweat a little. sadly, Tanaka won't be pitching in this series. he strained his hamstring running out a bunt. stupid National League rules. hopefully i'll be enjoying a victory beer later tonight.
the New Orleans Saints lost yesterday 26-19 to a Tampa Bay team that stinks. that's the Saints sixth straight loss at home. it's going to be one long ass season. sadly, the loss also knocked me out of most of the suicide pools i was in. as i told my mother, all they did was basically cost me a chance to win 5 to 10 thousand dollars. speaking of fantasy football, my game picks absolutely sucked yesterday. if the Colts lose tonight i will have double digit losses for the first time in years. amazingly though, my 3 teams did actually pretty well. i've already won one and i'm leading in the other 2. but of course my opponents both have Andrew Luck tonight. i don't like my chances.
Manchester United fell behind to Southampton and i started to think, oh shit, this is going to be one long ass day. but then i was reminded that boy wonder, Anthony Martial, was here to save the day. his 2 goals and another from Juan Mata gave United a 3-2 win. that puts them in second place in the table. not bad for some shit team that no one believes in. they next play on Wednesday in the Capital One Cup.
i might have watched 5 minutes or so of the USA women destroying Haiti yesterday 8-0 in a soccer friendly. here are some of the goals:
i woke up this morning to the news that Dyshawn Pierre will not play basketball for Dayton in the fall semester. i had to go digging on the internet to see what was going on. as i sadly figured, it has to do with the possibility of some sexual misconduct. i figure if it was worse news than a he said she said type of thing, he would miss the entire season like 1 player did a few years back. so, if it is only 10 games he misses, good. but i'm not going to count the eggs before they hatch.
ok kids, time for some music:
and now some of this and that:
it's hard to imagine, but the New York Rangers play their first pre-season hockey game tonight. holy fuck, where does the time go?
on the DVR tonight will be a holy shit ton of things: The Voice, The Big Bang Theory, Gotham and Life in Pieces. while all that is on i'll be flipping between baseball, hockey, Monday Night Raw and Monday Night Football. good thing i don't need much sleep to operate these days.
that's all for me today kids. i hope everyone had a great weekend, at the very least, better than mine. i have no clue when i'll be on here tomorrow. i have a feeling i will be knee deep in poems trying to figure out what i'm going to send where. i got the birds out of the way today. they were certainly happy to see me filling up the feeders.
hope this finds everyone enjoying some decent weather, some good tunes, and whatever else you need to get you through.
be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.
peace and chicken grease...
Leonard Cohen - Everybody Knows (Live)
Leonard Cohen - Light as the Breeze
Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man (Live)
Leonard Cohen - Always
Leonard Cohen - If It Be Your Will (Live)
Leonard Cohen - Closing Time
Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah (Live)
happy birthday to one of the biggest influences on my life:
"Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash." - Leonard Cohen
and your pro wrestling video of the day: