Sunday, July 22, 2012

How to Fail a Test, Part II:

Back by popular demand, we are creating another entry of "How to Fail a Test". The first submission was posted here...

Pro Wrestling Junk Drawer : The Heavenly Bodies

The 1992-94 era of pro wrestling was forgettable in many respects.  Unless you loved terrible gimmicks and bland story lines.  Then this era was your cup of tea.  It was during this era that both WCW and WWF agreed to deals with Jim Cornette's Smokey Mountain Wrestling to allow members of the SMW appear at their pay-per-views.  Two such members were "Doctor" Tom Pritchard and "Gigolo" Jimmy Del Ray.  Together they formed the tag team known as the Heavenly Bodies.  Cornette proved his worth as a salesman getting PPV matches for two guys that resembled registered sex offenders and wore fake angel wings to the ring. 
Del Ray wearing angel wings and rubbing his fat belly.

In 1993 the Bodies appeared at WCW's Superbrawl III against fellow SMW tag team, the Rock N Roll Express.  Later that year they had a run in WWF, losing to the Steiner Brothers at SummerSlam 93 and then defeating the Rock N Roll Express at Survivor Series 93 as part of another inter-promotional match with SMW.

Sadly, with the collapse of the SMW in 1995 the Heavenly Bodies would disband.  Pritchard returned to the WWF as Zip of the Bodydonnas tag team while Del Ray continued to wrestle independently.

"Doctor" Tom sure traded up...

We leave you with this treat of a match that pretty much signified the WWF of the early to mid 90s.  The Heavenly Bodies vs. 123 Kid and Aldo Montoya.

Saturday, July 14, 2012


At the Shoot That S!  we are hardcore reporters at heart if nothing else...and we think we found what Portland Trailblazer and hopefully future Minnesota Timberwolf Nic Batum was doing before the whole basketball thing.  You be the judge.  Is that Nic Batum as the young kid in Rambo III?

I wonder if John Rambo ever got his necklace back......

Friday, July 13, 2012

Minnesota Timberwolves: Good Bye Darko!

Yesterday the Minnesota Timberwolves put a end to the Darko Milicic era by using the NBA Amnesty Clause.  We highlight Darko's best moments. Starting with a transcript of Wolves GM David Kahn talking to Chris Webber about Darko, after signing him to a 4 year $20 million contract in the summer of 2010.

Webber: David I know you spoke a little bit about this because you talked about his passing, but what do you see? I—I'm still intrigued with Darko Milicic. What do you see that, no one else sees that Darko has? What do you see that he brings to the table?
Kahn: I think that Darko came over here way too early. I think he made a terrible mistake. He should have never been the second pick in the draft. However, the people that picked him second in the draft saw the talent, and the skill that he has. And he went through a very rough patch in Detroit...
With us, it was like mana from heaven.
He's 7'1, legitimately. He moves fluidly like a forward. I've haven't seen a big man pass like him.
Webber: (laughing) Wow. Wow...
Kahn: He really does pass like Vlade.
Webber: Wow. Like Vlade Divac?
Kahn: Absolutely.
Webber: Whoa...
Kahn: Vlade will be the first one to tell you that. Vlade's known about the kid since he grew up in Serbia ... Nobody is jumping up and down yet. What Darko needs to do is put a whole season together. ... We expect him to have a decent little season. I think he's got a great chance to be our starting center this year. (ed. note: even better now that Kahn traded Al Jefferson)
Webber: Yeah, and I ask that question, you know, not thinking of him the way that you did, but the one thing that every guy that's played this game knows is that all it takes is for someone to believe in you and put you in a position for success. So, I definitely look forward to watching his growth with you guys this year.
Kahn: Well and I think your career is somewhat indicative. I mean, what year was it when you really felt like you were in your own?
Webber: Yeah, you know. I'm—I'm not really sure. But (laughing) we're not talking about me and Darko at the same time.
Kahn: But not until you got to Sacramento. Did your career take off?
Webber: (still laughing) I don't want to talk about me. We're talking to you, and we're not going to talk about me and Darko in the same sentence.
Kahn: I'm not suggesting that your career mirrored him, but it takes time for some of the guys, you know everybody's so impatient—
Webber: (cutting Kahn off) It does. And the fact that he's young, the fact that he's tall. It's just, you know, you just want to know, when everybody's given up on a guy ... we just want to know what it was that you saw.
Matt Winer: Do you think stability and belief are the missing ingredients?
Kahn: And I think style of play. We play a lot of elements of the triangle, and a lot of what Chris' teams ran in Sacramento. It took Darko two days to pick up what many of the players took two months to pick up.
Matt Winer: The NBA will be watching... David, we appreciate the time.
Webber: GOOD LUCK.


Now, pictures of Darko's Wolves era:

Wrestler's LinkedIn Profile Pictures and Current Professions

The Million Dollar Man - Ted Dibiase

The Steiner Brothers - Rick Steiner

Bradshaw - John Layfield

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Minnesota Twins: First Half Highlights

The Twin open the second half of the season on Friday.  We review the first half of the season in pictures. 

The Ultimate Warrior Facebook Group Review

The Ultimate Warrior has a Facebook Group (Link).  A marjority of the page consist of him selling merchandise, selling material for One Warrior Nation training material, videos of classic matches and interviews, and a few contest.  Status updates are rare.  Here are some highlights:

He was offline for awhile (though some might say that he has been "offline" for years) and people were worried:

Kevin Nash said something about Mr. Warrior, and he is going to respond soon:  (No response has been posted)