the gold medal match between Germany and Brazil did not disappoint yesterday. i thought for sure Germany would win once it went to penalty kicks, but amazingly, that didn't happen. one huge save and then the biggest goal of Neymar's life. you could tell that finally, the weight of a nation had been lifted from him.
next up was NXT Takeover Brooklyn II. every match had something that was great. i loved that they set up Austin Aries to go against Hideo Itami. dream match coming up there. i can't wait for the world to see what all Ember Moon can do. if that was Bayley's goodbye, i would love to see her show up either tonight or on Monday Night Raw. Bobby Roode's entrance music is beyond fucking GLORIOUS. the tag team match was spectacular. i would have loved to seen Gargano and Ciampa win, but oh well. it was still a great match. and the main event between Nakamura and Samoa Joe was fucking amazing. Nakamura's entrance was spectacular. i might have to get that song on iTunes one of these days. to see the video of the fans singing it after the match as they were leaving the building was amazing. the match itself was stiff, brutal (in a good way) and brilliant. a few false finishes, a few last second kick outs and then one of the most brutal knees to the face i have seen in years. new champion. it's amazing to think that Shinsuke Nakamura is now the NXT champion.
after that i started to watch the New York Yankees game while following UFC 202 on the computer. the Yankees got some great pitching once again and more offense from the kids, Sanchez and Judge, to win 5-1. they go for the sweep of the Angels later today.
once i started to see the pictures from the main event of UFC 202, i knew exactly what the people on the internet were describing. the absolute war between McGregor and Diaz last night. i loved the CM Punk tweet that said they will be best friends after this. 5 rounds of beating the shit out of each other. McGregor won the fight on a majority decision, so of course there will have to be a third fight. overall, from what people were saying, this was the best UFC card in a long time.
ROH last night was really good. nothing like a good 60 minutes of chaos.
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on the DVR tonight will be The Voice, Big Brother, Power, The Night Of, Ballers, Vice Principals, Last Week Tonight, Ray Donovan and Roadies.
i will be watching WWE SummerSlam for most of the evening. 13 matches, which is a ridiculous number. i believe the pre-show starts at 5. the end of the show probably won't be until around 11. so, i'm hoping for a great show or at least something that doesn't make me realize that i've been sitting for 6 hours watching pro wrestling.
today is my uncle's 81st birthday. after the cancer diagnosis, i don't think any of us thought he'd make it to this birthday. so, hopefully he has a great one. my sister is down for it, so i'll probably get to chat with her for a bit. we'll probably have to go over mom's health.
mom still has it in her head that she needs to suck it up and go to Columbus. i more or less went off on her after that comment. she's been a damn slave to her job all her life and where the fuck has it got her? she's seen thousands of people lie, cheat and steal and get ahead of her in life, why the fuck is she paying into a system and not taking advantage of it? it amazes me that nice people never realize the cliche is true, they do finish last.
i do plan on watching the gold medal game in basketball between the USA and Serbia today. that should get over in time for me to start watching wrestling. so, there's the rest of my day basically.
i hope everyone had a great Saturday. hopefully your Sunday will be even better.
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...
The Airborne Toxic Event - Sometime Around Midnight
The Afghan Whigs - When We Two Parted
The Tragically Hip - Grace, Too
"I like to call everyone that I find slightly annoying a sociopath." - Bo Burnham
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