29 October 2012

"Clattenburg called me a Cracker!"

Firstly, of course he didn't. And if he did it wouldn't really bother me. The way I see it, it doesn't matter what your skin colour or which God you worship, if you are an asshole you are an asshole.

It was only a matter of time before a referee got pulled up and accused of being 'a racist'. We ve had players at it, fans at it, officials of the game were bound to be next on the agenda.

So is Mr Clattenburg a newly ousted racist? Doubtful. The Ignorance displayed en mass by the serbian "fans" at the recent U21 games was a far cry from what the Chelsea players in question may of 'interpreted' the refs comments to mean. On the one hand you have a het up socially ignorant crowd baying for blood, the other a lone man trying to calm and officiate a passionate game of football amongst all kinds of foul language and attempted cheating.

The key word in all of this is 'interpreted'. Once you throw someones perception into the mix and try to apply order to it you are on the road to failure. What offends me for instance may not offend you. In that case what right do I have to claim any sort of damages or recompense? Whats ok for one cannot be ruled as not ok for another in terms of law and order. It either is or it isn't punishable across the board. Interpretation leads to too many grey areas.

In my humble opinion if something offends you, well you can either look at yourself and come to terms with the hows and whys (which takes far more effort than crying Wolf) or do what they did fifteen years or so ago and forget about it and get on with your lives.

The media is blowing this up out of proportion to sell papers and ad space, and we as ever increasingly pussy whipped members of the nanny state lap it up,acting all shocked and appalled whilst tutting over our 'Costa Coffee' and wondering what has become of our national sport.

I fear we lose the right to free speech more and more each day. As a Democracy it is our right as citizens to be able to express our beliefs and opinions freely, the measure of a healthy society is how we express these opinions and how we react to them, not by leaving in fear of them in the first place.

9 October 2012

Punk hits fan!

Its the hottest thing on the net right now.

After an engaging match with Vince punk flees to the crowd (without security). Punk is shoved and elbowed whilst trying to stay in character, he spins to deliver a warning before unleasing an attack on the (supposedly) wrong fan.

The struck fan maintains his innocence and is pressing to sue.

Punks only human but should of known better. He also should of had security with him to keep wannabe tough guys off his case. This is gonna cost both Punk and WWE.

Neither has decided to comment at this time...

7 October 2012

'Best in the World!' - Wrestle-roundup

Yes folks, I've decided to bite the bullet and write an occasional blog on the wonderful world of professional wrestling. Now i'm no expert on the subject, but I do know my Figure Four from my Boston crab. I'll discuss matches and wrestlers past and present and pass you my unifomred opinion on all things ring related along the way.

Seconds out...

First up, 'Hell in a Cell' is approaching fast and judgeing by recent events on 'RAW' I suspect the hierarcy are not sure wether Cena will be fit for his headline match with C M Punk. Cena underwent recent shoulder surgery to remove chipped bone fragmants, and judgeing by the appearances of Ryback in the last few episodes, a change of opponent for Punk may be on the cards. Granted a Ryback/Punk outing doesn't have quite the pull of the original card but a match beats no match.

Speaking of Punk, in my opinion he really has become one of the best mic-men in the business. Sure, 'The Rock' is far more quoteable but the psychology and delivery of Punks weekly vocal sparring matches are second to non. Paul Heyman egging him on only seals the deal!

 
 
I can only see Punk retaining the belt regardless of his opponent as his reign as WWE champ has been a resounding success. Whether the 'respect me' angle will remain I'm not so sure about. Where can that go If he does indeed defeat Cena in the cell? It will be interesting to see.

PUNK WINS

Meanwhile over on Smackdown, the hype for their main event at the next PPV builds albeit at a much steadier pace. Sheamus acting the clown only goes so far before straying into annoyance, and the Big Show s mic work has never really been his strong point. Neither is his ring work either come to think of it. I think in this case though Sheamus will drop the belt, its about time the hulking seven footer held the title for a respectable amount of time after all he has given the business.

SHOW WINS

Tag-team wise although Kane and Daniel Bryans disfuctional partnership has been pretty funny to watch, its obviously a ploy to ignite some interest in a division that is pretty devoid of real characters at this moment in time. I predict that whoever wins the ongoing Tag tournament will ultimately take the belts from Kane/Bryan who will return to singles competition. I for one will miss their "I'm the tag team champions" arguments.


TEAM HELL YEAH DROP BELTS

As for the divas, Intercontinental and US belts, frankly who gives a stuff at this time!

Classic Contenders

'The Million Dollar Man' - Ted Dibiase

A classic heel who believed money could buy you everything, and even bought his own title belt.