Before I make myself look like a complete fool, a few quick things to start off.
I’m so glad the Blog is put back together. What a pain in the ass this stuff can be. It’s been worth it, but I still want nothing to do with anything like this for a long, long time.
For anybody who’s interested, we now have an RSS feed for new comments. You can subscribe to it by clickinghere.There’s still some work to be done on it, mainly figuring out why I can’t get it to grab post titles like it’s supposed to. I’m going to be sending Haloscan support a message about it, but if any of you know anything about the inner workings of Haloscan or you are Haloscan, leave a comment oremail meif you think you can help me get things straightened out.
Let’s see, what else is going on. Doesn’t look like much.
The baseball season at least as far as the Blue Jays are concerned is over, and once again they aren’t going to the playoffs without tickets. This year it particularly hurts since it started out with so much promise. Oh well, to borrow the call of the Leaf fan, there’s always next year. The offseason should be an interesting one, one that’s hopefully used to figure out who’s doing what in the front office on a more permanent basis and to once and for all establish what phase the team is in. are we rebuilding again or are we putting together a team that’s supposed to be making a legitimate run at the postseason next year? From the looks of things as they currently are it could go either way, but it would be nice to know in advance for a change. Whatever happens, I’d like to make one request. Please, for the love of Christ don’t let Marco Scutaro get away, sort out whatever wackiness is going on between Cito and Barajas and do your best to get Halladay signed to a new deal when the time comes. I guess that’s more than one request, but whatever.
The leafssigning Phil Kesselis pretty huge. Once he’s healthy I think he’s going to be a hell of an addition to what looks, so far anyway, to be a pretty good team. The preseason isn’t the best indicator of how things are going to shake out in the end, but so far I really like this year’s Leafs. They’re a lot scrappier than they’ve been in a while and they’ve got a few guys who look like they can score a good number of goals, so they should be tough for pretty much anybody to deal with.
I said at the start of this post I was going to make myself look like a fool and the title is Trying The Impossible, so let’s get down to humiliating me, shall we?
I’m no good in wrestling prediction contests. I entered the year longPWInsider ElitePPV Pick ‘Em game and 2 events in I’ve only managed 6 points, which means 6 correct picks, which breaks down to 3 right per show. The person in the lead has 13. see, told you I was no good.
But there’s a reason it’s called the WWE Pick ‘Em game and not the TNA Pick ‘Em game. Who the hell can predict from month to month, or week to week or even day to day what that troop of morons is going to do next? I’m not even sure they can do it. but because Impact has amazingly been the furthest thing from completely retarded for about the last month or so, I’m going to take what I think is my first ever crack at it. I’m sure I’ll fail because I think too much, but cut me some slack on this one, I am trying the impossible after all.
TNA championship: champion Kurt Angle vs. Sting vs. AJ Styles vs. Matt Morgan.
Thoughts: A lot of the booking seems to point to Morgan winning, but I don’t think it’s his time yet. That said, he’d better not be the one taking the pin either. Nobody in wrestling seems to remember that if you’re pushing a guy up the card you can’t beat him over and over and expect people to care and this is especially bad in TNA, so it wouldn’t surprise me if he winds up being the chosen one. AJ could win, but something tells me he won’t. No good reason why, just a hunch. If they’re going ahead with the rumoured Sting might retire storyline heading into the next pay-per-view, then logic (yeah I know) would dictate that Sting would have to come close but lose, perhaps even being the one beaten in the end. And if Sting’s possible retirement match is going to be for the title, a match against Angle would likely grab more fan interest than a match with either Morgan or Styles, so I’m going with Angle retaining.
Bobby Lashley vs. Rhino.
Thoughts: As if this is going any other way.
TNA X-Division champion Samoa Joe vs. Daniels.
Thoughts: Daniels might have had more of a chance before he went and got himselfarrested,but it might not make a difference. Wrestling is funny like that sometimes. Ok, a lot of the time. But even so, Joe needs the win more than Daniels does. They had a good thing going with his heel turn, but his momentum has kind of stalled in recent weeks.
Lethal Lockdown: Beer Money Inc. vs. Team 3D vs. Scott Steiner & Booker T vs. British Invasion.
Thoughts: Why are we having a Lethal Lockdown at a show that isn’t Lockdown…again? Way to kill your annual stipulation there guys. Even when TNA is pretty good it still makes no sense. I’d expect the faces to go over due to some miscommunication on the heel side to further the Main Event Mafia/World Elite storyline we don’t need. These 2 groups just got together, why are they fighting already? Yes, I know the answer to that question. It’s TNA, no team can get along for more than 10 minutes. It’s a Vince Russo booking rule.
Prediction: Beer Money/Team 3D.
ODB vs. Cody Deaner to determine TNA Knockouts championship.
Thoughts: Believe it or not I’m actually somewhat entertained by this. Cody Deaner’s king of the knockouts deal is one of those dumb things in wrestling that somehow just works. But all good things must come to an end preferably before they aren’t good things anymore and I’ll be really surprised if tonight isn’t the end for this one. Not sure where Deaner goes from here, but it’s time to get back to a serious women’s division.
The Beautiful People vs. Taylor Wilde & Sarita to crown the first-ever TNA Knockouts Tag Team champions.
Thoughts: I assume the Beautiful People will be Velvet and Madison since Angelina can’t work in the United States due to Visa problems, but no matter which version it is, it makes the most sense for them to win and have different face teams chase the titles.
Prediction: Beautiful People.
TNA Legends champion Kevin Nash vs. Abyss.
Thoughts: Nash wins when Abyss freaks out over some damn thing or gets attacked by Mick Foley based on what happened Thursday on Impact.
Hernandez vs. Eric Young.
Thoughts: The obvious pick would be Hernandez winning easily, but the injury angle they did plus perhaps wanting to build to a match with Homicide in the future complicates things a bit. Still, it would make the most sense if they’re serious about pushing him for Hernandez to win and then get beaten down afterwards.
There you have it, TNA picks. We’ll look back at how I did once I’ve had a chance to watch the show, and knowing how punctual I can be, that could be right around the next PPV for all I know.
this post has gone on long enough and I need lunch. I’m so hungry I’m not even going to try for a witty ending. So until we meet again, bye bye.