Saturday, January 01, 2005

Statmark's Top 25 Most Memorable Matches of 2004

With the year coming to a close and the 5th Annual Indy Insider Awards now behind us, I sit down to attempt the impossible, that being my "Top 25 Most Memorable Matches of 2005". Much like the parents that bear over 300 kids in a year, it's very hard to pick which ones are your 25 favorite. As I did last year, let me again disclaimer this list with the warning that this list is for MY favorites and by no means does this always mean the match was say, GOOD. These were the bouts that for me personally were either the most entertaining, the most emotional, the most real, or simply struck an unforgettable chord in me much like a Bert Tripp entrance. Last year someone actually dared me to do my picks for the worst matches of the year but in reality, that list is an impossibility. You see, the truly BAD matches have charm. The worst matches of the year CAN'T be on a list together as they are the ones that are simply forgettable. Jamaican Joe matches may not be good, but they sure are unforgettable. It should be noted that my first draft of this list where I started combing through all the live matches I saw in person in 2004, I ended up with a list of 50 standout matches, which meant I had to cut the list completely in HALF to make the cut.

To make the process even more difficult, I tried doing this project while making Brass Munkey's comp tape which probably deludes my judgment in good taste. But seriously, it's amazing how much fun 2004 was in the squared circle and the quality provided within. First off, I'd like to start with a few matches that just BARELY missed the cut and I couldn't bring myself to leave them out, even if it is just an honorable mention: CWF Mid-Atlantic TV champion Xsiris vs. Kamakazi Kid (CWF; 1/31/04; Seagrove, NC - the trek of the TV title begins with one helluva contest between old foes in front of a packed house of some 700); "Tremendous" Trent Wylde vs. Mikael Yamaha (CWF; 2/7/04; Burlington, NC - Forgotten by the end of the year but a huge match historically as it ended Trent's record-setting losing streak and drove Yamaha to insanity, provoking the heel turn); CWF Mid-Atlantic tag team champions The Brads (Brad Attitude and Brad Rainz) defeated the Hirydaz (Mikael Yamaha and Gemini Kid) (CWF; 2/21/04; Burlington, NC - Not as much for the match but for the moment Yamaha's heel turn was one of the hottest angles of the year); Kid Justice vs. Kamikaze Kid (CWF; 3/27/04; Ramseur, NC - the first major Kid Justice win ever and a really fun bout from every perspective); Xsiris vs. 1/2 of the CWF Mid-Atlantic tag team champions Brass Munkey in a Johnny Weaver Cup tournament first round match (CWF; 7/31/04; Burlington, NC - the toughest cut of all as Xsiris and Munkey defy all common sense and KILL one another in an unbelievable Weaver Cup match); and CWF Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight champion "Dangerous E" Corey Edsel vs. "Slick" Ric Converse (CWF; 11/13/04; Asheboro, NC - the rematch after "The Next Level" and would have easily made the Top 25 if not for all the other damn Edsel-Converse matches this year).

With that said, here are my Top 25 Most Memorable Matches of 2004:

1. GeeStar vs. Mid-Atlantic TV champion Xsiris (CWF; 4/17/04; Burlington, NC): It was as special of a moment as you get to be a part of in Indy wrestling. The planets aligned just right and for one night, we had the right fans, we had the right angle, and most importantly, we had the right workers to pull off a real-life fairytale ending. From my Awards speech: "You know the toughest thing about these awards is judging greatness. Because really, it is YOU (talking to the crowd) that really determine greatness. It is you that are the final judge, jury, and executioner in what is great and what is not inside this ring. You can make a bad match watchable...you can make a good match great...and a great match? You can turn into magic. And magic did happen one night here in the CSA this year. It was the one night that not only did fans cry...but wrestlers in the back cried...and the promoter behind this said it was his proudest moment ever. You see, when I said that Corey Edsel and Ric Converse shared Match of the Year, I didn't mean with one another...I meant with GeeStar and Xsiris from April 17th."

2. "Dangerous E" Corey Edsel vs. CWF Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight champion "Slick" Ric Converse in a no countout, no disqualification, no time limit match (CWF; 10/2/04; Burlington, NC): And yes, Corey-Ric did indeed get the MOTY nod as well from this night. From my original review: "When so many others have failed, they did it. Surpassing the HYP, surpassing the greatness of all their past battles. It was as if the entire promotion had been booked over the past three years to build to this specific moment. This match was a flawless combination of everything that ever made this series of matches great. The technical start was very reminiscent of the 30:00 draw from last month. Then we segued into the wild outside-the-ring brawl; shades of not only the Explosive Elements match, but also the double-countout match, and in many ways, what I felt was actually missing from the no-countout match. And then the home stretch to the finish. After avoiding the backdrop driver that has always spelled doom before, Corey hits it. And Ric kicks out. Ric hits a jaw dropping, out of nowhere Richter scale on Corey that was as perfect of a desperation finisher that you could ever see. Corey kicks out and you could hear a pin drop in the audience. It was a strange feeling. The crowd built and built throughout the match. Many were cheering for Ric actually...almost 60/40 in their support much like a great heavyweight fight which this match resembled. Corey seemed to be going for the Tiger Driver which he once finished Ric off with but, after all is said and done and with the no-DQ rule in effect, has to resort to the one move that was banned to finally put Ric away: the piledriver. Just beautiful in it's symmetry, dating back to the UNOD-Crew feud last year and the original banishment of the hold. This was everything a heavyweight title match could ever dream to be. The ONLY thing that would have made this match better was if it could have been performed on a larger stage which it deserved."

3. Kamakazi Kid and Kid Justice vs. Mikael Yamaha and Xsiris (CWF; 6/5/04; Burlington, NC): Now, THIS is the way to kill a hero. Kid Justice accidentally cripples himself halfway through the match, leaving Kazi in the role that he was born to play, the never-say-die babyface in a handicapped match. Kazi comes back to win and electrify the crowd just before Yamaha caves his head in with a chair, breaking Kazi's orbital bone. A fascinating story from start to finish with the baby coming back from the depths, culminating in the heels committing public murder. Just tremendous in every facet.

4. CWF Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight champion "Dangerous E" Corey Edsel vs. SWA Heavyweight champion Garry "Madd Trucker" Stevens in a Texas Death, title vs. title, promotion vs. promotion match (SWA; 11/27/04; Mt. Airy, NC):


The final match in SWA history is also probably it's greatest ever as Corey and Garry have simply fantastic balls out bloodbath. Lots of beautiful little things about the match and a year from now, we'll probably look back at it as the match that made Corey a killer again.

5. Kurt Solo and Mikael Yamaha (with Brad Stutts in their corner) vs. Brass Munkey and Redd in a semifinal match in the RCW tag team title tournament (RCW; 10/9/04; Gibsonville, NC): A DUD by any other name but a solid ****1/2 on the personal entertainment scale. Yam almost breaks his foot 30 seconds in when Munkey bumps on it, followed by a hilarious bad headlock sequence, finished up with the hiptoss from hell on Redd which is just a priceless piece of videotape gold. Laugh till I cried...over and over and over...

6. 4th Annual Indy Rumble (9/18/04; Burlington, NC): While not my favorite of the 4 Rumbles by any means, still a very well structured and executed Rumble that left every one extremely happy and will probably be looked back at as Attitude's true breakthrough into a superstar singles performer, casting aside the shadows of Rainz and Converse.

7. CWF Mid-Atlantic TV champion Xsiris vs. Brass Munkey (CWF; 2/21/04; Burlington, NC): As a stand-along match with no angle, THIS was the defining match of the TV title and it's greatest titleholder in 20 years, Xsiris. Munkey beats X from one side to the ring to the other as a good babyface should, with the heel pulling it out at the end. A true 101 to how matches should be booked with the "heel champ going over on hot babyface". Not as death-defying as their Weaver Cup matchup, but on a resume reel...this is the sucker that goes.

8. SWA champion Gary "Madd Trucker" Stevens vs. "Wild" Shane West in a no-disqualification, falls count anywhere, best two out of three falls match (SWA; 5/29/04; Mt. Airy, NC): Before this match I really didn't "get" Garry Stevens. Big veteran, bad knees, good heel presence...but nothing really struck me as in "Oh man, we have GOT something here!" Then Garry and Shane had this three falls battle that just blew me away and by the time it was done I too was praising the greatness of Garry Stevens. Both guys absolutely beat the tar out of themselves and Garry Stevens creates the "1.0 Madd Trucker scale", as the Southern Indy equivalent to the more famous "1.0 Muta scale" (referring to the insane amount of blood that you spill in one match). Horrible, horrible finish but that simply can't negate the "die for your art" mentality showcased here.

9. Kid Justice and "Mighty" Orlo Helmer defeated Will Smooth and Tank Lawson (CWF; 11/6/04; Burlington, NC): A hilarious trainwreck that I have watched over and over, tears in my eyes laughing nearly every single time as everything under the sun goes wrong and the reactions from all involved, the intuitive and the oblivious, are classic.

10. 1/2 of the RCW tag team champions and CWF Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight champion "Dangerous E" Corey Edsel vs. RCW Heavyweight champion "Slick" Ric Converse by countout in a title vs. title match (RCW; 10/17/04; Greensboro, NC):


IF, IF, IF...if this bout had only had a finish (it ended in countout), it would come very close to standing side-by-side their 10/2 classic.

11. GeeStar vs. Drake Tungsten in a "10 lashes to the loser" match (CWF; 1/17/04; Burlington, NC): The 2003 Feud of the Year kicks off 2004 in one hell of a memorable blowoff match that certainly earned Tungsten the right to stake his claim as the region's most despicable heel while on the other hand, was the defining match that Gee proved she belonged in the ring with her male competitors and set the wheels in motion that would lead to her TV title reign. Incredible intensity and drama in the pre-match promo, the match itself, and the post-match festivities which included a babyface Brad Stutts making the save.

12. 14-man Royal Rumble for the vacant WOW title (WOW; 3/13/03; Southern Pines, NC): You want Memorable? From my original review: "Probably as fascinating of a match as you will ever get on the Indy scene. The first two entrants were Slick and Big Law Man, who shouldn't have been near anything EXCEPT for a hospital, much less a ring after their fiasco earlier. But here they are, defying all laws of psychics, kicking off this Rumble. The Rumble is actually booked with all the actual "WOW" workers entering first and pairing off, before the rest of the talent comes in. Tripp and Cold Cash D follow one after another and eliminated one another almost as quickly with Tripp taking an insane fish-flopping bump onto the concrete floor. Then, with only the "CWF" crew left to come out...IT happened. Many are familiar with the famous "Kliq Incident at Madison Square Garden" back in 1996 as four WWF wrestlers threw aside all storylines and "kayfabe". What was about to transpire in Southern Pines was indeed the NC Indy version of the "Kliq incident". Only one of the "CWF" workers were supposed to come out...but all at once, all five appeared, announced as "the Crew"...but this time, something was different. Mikael Yamaha came out, followed by...Mikael Yamaha...and then another Mikael Yamaha...until five different versions of Mikael Yamaha were together...at ringside, prepared to enter the Rumble. The real Yamaha was actually wearing Brass Munkey's pants along with Trent Wylde's singlet while Wylde himself was a near mirror image of Yamaha circa 2001. Munkey and Kamakazi Kid also were dressed in a different Yam-era while Silvia represented the future "G'd up" Yamaha. All five entered the ring at once and immediately battled it out with one another, eliminating one after the other in rapid succession. In total, the insanity lasted just 2 minutes but was simply unforgettable. For those that would question such antics, let me just say that there's a big difference in doing something that makes no sense because you DO know better, as opposed to doing it because you DON'T know better. This would actually be proven in the finish of the Rumble, as Slick goes the distance and wins it, thereby staking his claim as GOD. I believe his next act was going to be to walk on water, but wouldn't you know it, that pesky heel commissioner sneaks up from behind and throws Slick over the top after the match, thus proving that HE is the rightful WOW World Heavyweight champion. Of course, them even promoting the WOW title as a "World title" is about as ridiculous as any of the booking on the show, but that's beside the point."

13. Mikael Yamaha vs. Jesse Ortega (CWF; 4/17/04; Burlington, NC): Make no mistake, the semi-main from 4/17 took a backseat to nothing as it was truly Ortega's coming of age match, the height of Yamaha hatred, just two months removed from the turn, and Amber O'Neal gets a bit of revenge on Kristen in a chaotic post-match melee. Super, fun stuff.

14. "Dangerous E" Corey Edsel vs. CWF Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight champion "Slick" Ric Converse in the Johnny Weaver Cup finals (CWF; 8/28/04; Thomasville, NC): The third Edsel-Converse meeting of the list, thereby instituting the "no mercy" cut-off rule. Different from the others as no title was on the line and the shortest easily (8:42), but still a ton of fun and a fitting end to a tremendous Weaver Cup tourny.

15. Jesse Ortega vs. Brad Attitude in a Johnny Weaver Cup tournament quarterfinal match (CWF; 7/31/04; Burlington, NC): The Weaver Cup has an insane amount of love on this list and in this one, Ortega and Attitude both probably had their best single matches of the year, with the crowd eating it up and biting on every single false finish in a beautifully executed finishing sequence.

16. King of Riders champion Hank the Enforcer vs. Grease (RCW; 4/4/04; Greensboro, NC): Hank vs. Grease is the fourth match that should NOT be on this list as it quickly becomes a disaster in every sense of the word and then continues that way for 7 minutes before mercifully ending. This is one of those matches that you try and throw in the VCR during a party with inhibriated friends just to get a good laugh out of.

17. Brian Hall vs. Brad Stutts in an "I Quit" match (RCW; 4/4/04; Greensboro, NC): The most unusual main event of any show (with legit workers on the undercard) in 2004 as a singer battles a manager in one of the most end-all, be-all gimmick matches that there are. This match takes a strange turn from amusing to serious as the psychology is amazingly tight, including Stutts pulling out an "Arm Stunner!" out of no where, of which I can still hear Corey Edsel's scream of shock on live commentary. Truly the "better than you would have dreamed" Match of 2004.

18. Number Man and Kamakazi Kid vs. Xsiris and CWF Mid-Atlantic TV champion Mikael Yamaha (CWF; 10/23/04; Burlington, NC): From my original review: "The Yamaha/Xsiris vs. Kazi/random partner series of matches this year has just been fantastic. Probably second only to Corey-Ric as far as an outstanding overall series of 2004. Thankfully, Xsiris behaved and worked like the heel that he's supposed to be which added an extra * to the match for that alone. Great old school tag team formula stuff with an incredible finishing sequence hilighted by Yamaha DYING and seconds later almost getting into a fight at ringside trying to take a chair from a fan."

19. Jimmy "Boogie Woogie Man" Valiant, Rob "the Bull" McBride, and Brian Hall vs. Cody Gunn, Brad Stutts, and the United Nations of Devastation (Drake Tungsten and Hugh B. Johnson) in a handicap hair vs. hair match (RCW; 10/17/04; Greensboro, NC):


The match itself probably wouldn't make the top 100 for 2004 but sometimes you just have moments which are impossible to ignore and as Jimmy Valiant said goodbye to Greensboro, with fellow wrestlers surrounding him with hugs and tears, there was to be no denying this match when it came to the word "Memorable".

20. Xsiris vs. Rob "The Bull" McBride (CWF; 7/10/04; Burlington, NC): The phrase "style clash" was just waiting for this match to happen but never got to rear it's ugly head as Xsiris and Rob have one of the best matches of the year (quite fitting when you're talking about the Performer of the Year and the man that came closer to winning that award than even he realizes).

21. Ryin Andrews vs. Gregory Vercetti in a "Rising Generation League" Round One tournament match (CWF; 11/20/04; Burlington, NC): After some definitive uncertainty heading into the 2004 RGL tourny, some relative unknowns from the VA area come down to fill out the tourny and in doing so, put their name on the Mid-Atlantic map in a blow-away opener that totally MADE both guys.

22. CWF Mid-Atlantic TV champion GeeStar vs. Quinson Valentino (CWF; 5/1/04; Burlington, NC): A disturbing match to watch as Gee's first title defense provides the scariest moment of the year as Quinson breaks her arm and the match comes to an abrupt hault. Quinson then solidifies his "Most Hated" award which rest assured, he would have received with a few more appearances in the area, as he ignores the screams and continues the beating. One insane over-the-top match that in retrospect, ended up working TOO well.

23. GeeStar vs. Mid-Atlantic TV champion Xsiris (CWF; 3/20/04; Burlington, NC): Proclaimed by some a better match workrate-wise than the 4/17 classic as their first meeting would have been insanely more memorable if the second one had never happened. In addition, Gemini Kid does the best guest babyface refereeing gig ever and does his part whipping the crowd into a frenzy.

24. Joey Silvia vs. "Tremendous" Trent Wylde (WOW; 3/13/03; Southern Pines, NC): A perfect example of the different between motivated and non-motivated wrestlers as Joey and Trent have what they're always capable of; a Match of the Night, with far less tom foolery than usual as they go all out in 11 minutes of pure heartwarming workrate goodness.

25. "Dangerous E" Corey Edsel vs. Xsiris in a Johnny Weaver Cup tournament quarterfinal match (CWF; 8/7/04; Burlington, NC): To say Xsiris' two Weaver Cup matches were unforgettable is an understatement. He survives death against Brass Munkey in Round one, and then him and Corey go out and put on a far stronger match physiologically, in what was easily the best of the three singles bouts they had this year.

GRANT "STATMARK" SAWYER
NORTH CAROLINA
I was born 8/25/75; although I did attend an Elvis Presley Concert in Greenboro, NC 35 days BEFORE I was born (7/21/75). I Have lived in NC, MO, CA, GA, and WI. I went to high school at Northgate High School in Walnut Creek, CA (89-90) and Chapel Hill High School in Chapel Hill, NC (90-93). Attended one year at the Savannah College of Art and Design as a Video major (93-94). Worked at WAAP TV 16 in NC from 94-96; WLUK FOX 11 in Green Bay, WI from 96-97; and WGHP FOX 8 in High Point, NC from 97-99; doing various duties including Master Control, Directing, Technical Directing, Editing, Camera, and Audio opeartion. Started an on again/off again with Independent wrestling in 1997, holding video production for local shows (which was the early basis of Statmark Video itself). Then, in December 2000, Statmark Video went fulltime, handling video production for various Independent promotions around the state of NC including CWF Mid-Atlantic, the stand-out promotion in the Carolinas that embodies the heritage of the old MA territory. I handle videography, assistant producer, and color commentary chores for them. The broadcast can be seen throughout the Carolinas as well as parts of VA, GA, and NY on various cable outlets.
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BLOGS BY THE BOYS
Brad Stutts
Randy Hedrick
Mikael Yamaha
"Slick" Ric Converse
Justin Feeche
Kamakazi Kid
Brass Munkey
"Dangerous E" Corey Edsel
"Rock N' Roll" Matty Dee
Jesse Ortega
Jeremy Ryan
Michael McAllister
Jesse McAllister
Katie Kincaid
KC McKnight
Trent Wylde
Tre G
Kurt Solo
Damage Inc
Moses Manson
Zane Dawson
Brad Rainz
Scott Keith
Raven Mack
Incredible Hulk
The Blue haired goddess, Zoe!

OFFICIAL WEBSITES
GeeStar
Brad Stutts
CWF Mid-Atlantic
Indy Insiders
"Dangerous E" Corey Edsel
Brass Munkey
"Boogie Woogie Man" Rob McBride
"Slick Diddy" Ric Converse
"Madd Trucker" Garry Stevens
Kamakazi Kid
American Steel Ninja
Amber O'Neal
Krissy Vaine
Katie Kincaid
Ultra Dragon
Justin Feeche
Tank Lawson
Kid Justice
SouthSide Playas
Gregory Vercetti
Randy Hedrick
Gemini Kid
Drake Tungsten
Trent Wylde
Joey Silvia

ONE-LINE REVIEWS
Mikael Yamaha & Sexton Tyler vs. Joey Silvia & Brad Rainz (11/8/03):
"That seriously is the worst match I've ever been at ringside for and I managed Mark Michaels." - Brad Stutts

"I thought that match was fucking great." - Mikael Yamaha

"A mother fucking Butterfinger beats the shit of a G-D Clark Bar" - Flagler

5 PEOPLE WHO MADE ME WHO I AM TODAY
(well, 6 if you count God...)
Dad
Mom
My stepmom, Peggy
Sam Raimi
Jeff Rudd

MOST SIGNIFICANT DATES IN MY LIFE
August 25, 1975 (I was born, so yeah, it's up there)
July 21, 1987 (become officially hooked on wrestling)
October 17, 1989 (The California Earthquake)
June 10, 1994 (got first job in television)
April 26, 1996 (moved to Wisconsin)
March 28, 1999 (met Gee)
December 30, 2000 (the first CWF show)

TOP 10 THINGS I DON'T TRULY APPRECIATE UNTIL I NO LONGER HAVE THEM IN MY LIFE
1. Inner Happiness
2. Friends
3. Family
4. Affection
5. Health
6. Respect
7. Money
8. Food
9. Sunshine
10. Boobs

TOP 5 FAVORITE WRESTLERS
1. Shawn Michaels
2. Ricky Stamboat
3. Bret Hart
4. Chris Benoit
5. Kurt Angle

TOP 5 FAVORITE FOOTBALL PLAYERS
1. Barry Sanders
2. Steve Young
3. Randall Cunningham
4. Brett Favre
5. Don Beebe

TOP 5 MOST HATED FOOTBALL PLAYERS
1. Troy Aikman
2. John Elway
3. Randy Moss
4. Rob Johnson
5t. Kerry Collins
5t. Michael Irvin

TOP 5 FAVORITE FOOTBALL TEAMS
(somewhat interchangeable depending on circumstances)
1. Carolina Panthers
2. Green Bay Packers
3. Cincinnati Bengals
4. Miami Dolphins
5t. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5t. San Francisco 49ers

TOP 5 MOST HATED FOOTBALL TEAMS
(somewhat interchangeable depending on who's being a bigger pain in the ass this week)
1. Dallas Cowboys
2. NY Jets
3. NY Giants
4. Baltimore Ravens
5. Washington Redskins

TOP 5 FAVORITE FOOTBALL UNIFORMS EVER
1. Frankfurt Galaxy (1996 NFLE home version)
2. Orlando Thunder (91-92 WLAF home version)
3. San Diego Chargers (powder blue throwback home version)
4. Cincinnati Bengals (basic '90s home version)
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1976-1995 home version)

TOP 5 FAVORITE FOOTBALL GAMES EVER
1. 1994 NFC Championship (1/15/95): Dallas Cowboys (28) at San Francisco 49ers (38)
Notes: After two consecutive heart-breaking losses in the NFC title game to the Cowboys and the constant shadow of Joe Montana hanging over his head, Steve Young FINALLY gets over the hump in the most gratifying payoff to what seemed to be a never-ending chase that I've ever seen. I was literally jumping up and down on the control room table while at work at WAAP and still get chills to this day when watching hilights from the game. It was magic and I'll never forget it.
2. 1996 NFC Championship (1/12/97): Carolina Panthers (13) at Green Bay Packers (30)
Notes: While not a great game by any means, I lived in Green Bay during this one, having moved away from NC the year before and everything surrounding the game just has SO much meaning to me. The expansion Panthers go to where no one ever expected them to be while the Packers try and go to the SuperBowl after having not been there in 30 freakin' years. I do my best to try and cheer for the Panthers knowing that if they win, the suicide rate in Green Bay is going to skyrocket. You had to be in GB then to really understand what this game meant to those people and to their lives and they got their payoff. God bless them.
3. 2003 NFC Divisional Playoff (1/10/04): Carolina Panthers (29) at St. Louis Rams (23) (OT)
Notes: The emotionally draining double OT classic that by the end if it, I could barely cheer as I was about to pass out from exhaustion. Even now I can barely write anything about the game because it was THAT draining.
4. 1992 AFC Wild Card Playoff (1/3/93): Houston Oilers (38) at Buffalo Bills (41) (OT)
Notes: Even if you didn't give a crap about either team, if you watched football in the early 90s, you KNOW this game. I was on the way back from Florida, listening to some of the game in the car on the radio. Houston's up 35-3 in the 3rd quarter so I allow Dad to change the station. We check back awhile later at which point it sounded like OJ was reporting about the Bills victory...but that couldn't be right...could it?? Was the radio signal fuzzy...or was that the crowd? What the hell was going on in Buffalo? Was their a riot after the Bills lost? oh wait...no...they couldn't have.....OH MY GOD!!!
5. Monday Night Football (12/22/03): Green Bay Packers (41) at Oakland Raiders (7)
Notes: In one of the most incredible individual performances you could ever see, Brett Favre decides to not end his consecutive game streak and plays just one day after his father passed away from a heart attack. Incredibly, Favre throws for 399 yards and 4 TDs in a win that would become very vital in sending the Packers to the playoffs just one week later.
Honorable Mention:
SuperBowl XXIII (1/22/89): San Francisco 49ers (20) vs. Cincinnati Bengals (16) - the game that made me a fan for life.
SuperBowl XXV (1/27/91): NY Giants (20) vs. Buffalo Bills (19) - unbiasedly speaking, the best game I've ever seen.
1996 NFC Divisional Playoff (1/5/97): Dallas Cowboys (17) at Carolina Panthers (26) - the official arrival of the Panthers, and could there have been a better team to smack around?
Monday Night Football (12/18/00): St. Louis Rams (35) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (38) - the Bucs' revenge game after getting screwed in the '99 NFC title game.
2002 NFC Championship (1/19/03): Tampa Bay Buccanners (27) at Philadelphia Eagles (10) - The Bucs' finally get over the hump after being ousted by the Eagles in the playoffs two straight years and win the game no one thought they could win. I'll never forget the radio call as Rhonde Barber seals the deal with a 92 yard INT return as dreams had become reality and the freakin' BUCS were going to play in a SuperBowl.
Week 17 (12/27/03): Minnesota Vikings (17) at Arizona Cardinals (18) - All the Vikings have to do is hang onto an 11-point lead over the lowly 3-12 Cardinals with just 2 minutes to go in order to go to the playoffs and win the division. They then procede to pull off the biggest choke job ever, completely blowing it, missing the playoffs, sending a crowd at Lambeau Field 1,000+ miles away into a complete frenzy, with my favorite radio call ever as Arizona's Nate Poole catches the winning TD as time expires with the Vikings announcer screaming "Noooooooooooooo!" Noooooooooo!".

FAVORITE WRESTLING MATCHES EVER
This is a list of MY favorite matches of all-time (well, at least for this week anyways)...yes, there ARE better matches workrate wise in some cases, but these are my personal favs, so quit arguin'.
1. Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat (WrestleMania III, 3/29/87)
2. Bret Hart vs. Curt Hennig (SummerSlam, 8/26/91)
3. Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat (Chi-Town Rumble, 2/20/89)
4. Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat (WrestleWar, 5/7/89)
5. Rick Rude vs. Ricky Steamboat in a 30:00 Ironman match (Beach Blast, 6/20/92)
6. Ric Flair vs. Barry Windham (Crockett Cup, 4/11/87)
7. Chris Benoit vs. Kurt Angle (Royal Rumble, 1/19/03)
8. 1992 Royal Rumble (1/19/92)
9. Bret Hart vs. Davey Boy Smith (SummerSlam, 8/29/92)
10. Owen Hart vs. 1-2-3 Kid (King of the Ring, 6/16/94)
11. Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon in a Ladder match (SummerSlam, 8/27/95)
12. Shawn Michaels vs. Owen Hart (In Your House, 2/18/96)
13. Brian Pillman vs. Jushin Liger (SuperBrawl II, 2/29/92)
14. Brian Pillman & Steve Austin vs. Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas (3/2/93)
15. Curt Hennig vs. Tito Sanata (Saturday Night's Main Event, 7/16/90)
16. Shawn Michaels vs. Mankind (In Your House: Mind Games, 9/22/96)

FAVORITE WRESTLING PPVs EVER
1. Great American Bash '89
2. SummerSlam '91
3. WrestleMania III
4. WrestleMania XIX
5. WrestleMania XX
6. 1987 Survivor Series
7. Beach Blast '92
8. Canadian Stampede
9. SuperBrawl II
10. WrestleMania VIII

TOP 5 FAVORITE INDY SHOWS I'VE EVER TAPED
1. CWF Mid-Atlantic; April 17, 2004; Burlington, NC
2. CWF/AWA Mid-Atlantic "New Year's Knockout"; January 8, 2005; Burlington, NC
3. CWF/FWA-Carolinas "Triumph"; September 28, 2002; Graham, NC
4. CWF/FWA-Carolinas "Ultimatium"; January 26, 2002; Burlington, NC
5. CWF/AWA Mid-Atlantic "Night of the Mid-Atlantic Legends"; February 5, 2005; Seagrove, NC

TOP 5 WORST INDY SHOWS I'VE EVER TAPED
1. VCW; March 16, 2001; Mt. Airy, NC
2. Wahoo McDaniel Memorial Show; July 13, 2002; Charlotte, NC
3. NMCW; February 16, 2002; Albemarle, NC
4. SWA 1st Anniversary Show; August 2, 2002; Huntsville, TN
5. Warriors of Wrestling; March 13, 2004; Southern Pines, NC

TOP 5 FAVORITE VACATION SPOTS
1. 1. San Francisco, CA
2. Orlando, FL
3. Green Bay, WI
4. Savannah, GA
5. Los Angeles, CA

TOP 5 PLACES I WOULD LIKE TO GO TO THAT I'VE NEVER BEEN
1. Tokyo
2. NFL Hall of Fame - Canton, OH
3. Cedar Point - Sandusky, OH
4. Honolulu
5. Pontiac Silverdome

TOP 5 FAVORITE AMUSEMENT PARKS
1. Busch Gardens (Williamsburg, VA)
2. Islands of Adventure (Orlando, FL)
3. Universal Studios (Los Angeles, CA)
4. Walt Disney World (Orlando, FL)
5. Universal Studios (Orlando, FL)

TOP 5 FAVORITE MUSICAINS
1. Elvis
2. Me First & the Gimme Gimmes
3. "Weird Al" Yankovic
4. Creedence Clearwater Revival
5. Bloodhound Gang

TOP 5 FAVORITE RESTAURANTS
1. TGIFriday's
2. Applebee's 1. Tecmo Bowl
2. ESPN NFL 2K5
3. Madden 2003
4. Pro Wrestling
5. WrestleMania 2000

TOP 5 FAVORITE NETWORKS
1. NFL Network
2. ESPN
3. FOX
4. Boomerang
5. ESPN Classic

TOP 5 TV SHOWS EVER
1. Dukes of Hazzard
2. Family Guy
3. King of the Hill
4. Incredible Hulk
5. Greatest American Hero

TOP 5 FAVORITE MOVIES EVER
1. Evil Dead 2
2. Dead Alive
3. Army of Darkness
4. Rocky Horror Pitcure Show
5. Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Revenge of the Terror of the Attack of the Evil Subhumanoid Flesh Eating Living Dead Part 2

TOP 5 FAVORITE HORROR MOVIES
1. The Crow
2. Puppet Master
3. Twice Dead
4. The Frighteners
5. Dawn of the Dead (2004)

TOP 5 FAVORITE COMEDIES
1. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
2. Undercover Brother
3. Naked Gun
4. Christmas Vacation
5. Tommy Boy

TOP 5 FAVORITE ACTION MOVIES
1. Kill Bill Vol. 1
2. Con Air
3. Terminator 2
4. Back to the Future
5. Back to the Future 2

TOP 5 FAVORITE ANIMATED MOVIES
1. South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut
2. Space Jam
3. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
4. Lilo & Stich
5. Transformers: The Movie

TOP 5 FAVORITE SPORTS MOVIES
1. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
2. BASEketball
3. Dodgeball
4. The Replacements
5. Major League

TOP 5 FAVORITE MOVIES BASED ON COMICS
1. The Crow
2. Spider-Man
3. Batman
4. Spider-Man 2
5. Howard The Duck

TOP 5 FAVORITE MOVIE TRILOGIES
(or whatever they're called if there's more than three of them)
1. Evil Dead 1/Evil Dead 2/Army of Darkness
2. Clerks/Mallrats/Chasing Amy/Dogma/Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back
3. National Lampoon's Vacation series
4. Back to the Future
5. Nightmare on Elm Street

TOP 5 FAVORITE MOVIES THAT ARE REALLY F'D UP
1. Tetsuo the Iron Man
2. Nekromantic
3. Nekromantic 2
4. Society
5. Motorama

TOP 5 FAVORITE MOVIE FINISHES
1t. Darkman
1t. Psycho
3. Scooby Doo
4. There's Something About Mary
5. Man on the Moon

TOP 5 FAVORITE MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS
1. Rocky Horror Pitcure Show
2. Summer School
3. Cocktail
4. The Replacements
5. Dude, Where's My Car?

TOP 5 FAVORITE ACTORS
1. Bruce Campbell
2. No One Else Matters

TOP 5 FAVORITE DIRECTORS
1. Sam Raimi
2. Kevin Smith
3. Quentin Tarantino
4. Peter Jackson
5. John Woo

MY "TO DO" LIST
(excluding people I actually know for both their own sake and mine)
1. Noki-A (with the mask only!)
2. Trish Stratus
3. Pamela Anderson
4. Jillian Barberie
5. Lindsay Lohan (2003-2004 only!)

FAMOUS PEOPLE THAT I'M PROUD TO SAY I'VE MET IN PERSON
Brett Favre, Reggie White, Desmond Howard, The Rock, Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels, Vince McMahon, Mick Foley, Owen Hart

TOP 3 FAVORITE MONTHS
1. March (ACC tourny/March Madness/WrestleMania/Many noteable memories in relationship land from March/Start of Spring)
2. September (NFL Kickoff/Indy Rumble)
3. January (NFL Playoffs/Royal Rumble)

LEAST FAVORITE MONTH
1. December (Start of Winter/The Headache that is the Holidays/The College Football Playoffs...oh, wait...what's that? They don't have any?? Freakin' morons.)

FUCK JOHN ELWAY...25 BETTER RUNNING BACKS THAN TERRELL DAVIS
Barry Sanders
Walter Payton
Emmitt Smith
Earl Campbell
Jim Brown
Roger Craig
Gale Sayers
Billy Sims
OJ Simpson
Marshall Faulk
Thurman Thomas
John Riggins
Eric Dickerson
Larry Csonka
Franco Harris
Ottis Anderson
Marcus Allen
Edgerrin James
Steve Van Buren
Tony Dorsett
Jerome Bettis
Ricky Watters
LaDainlian Tomlinson
Priest Holmes
Eddie George

10 BRET HART SINGLE MATCHES BETTER THAN THAT DAMN OVERRATED SURVIVOR SERIES '96 MATCH VS. STEVE AUSTIN
Bret Hart vs. Curt Hennig (8/26/91)
Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart (3/20/94)
Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin (3/23/97)
Bret Hart vs. Roddy Piper (4/5/92)
Bret Hart vs. Davey Boy Smith (8/29/92)
Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels (11/25/92)
Bret Hart vs. Curt Hennig (6/19/93)
Bret Hart vs. Ric Flair (10/12/92)
Bret Hart vs. 1-2-3 Kid (7/4/94)
Bret Hart vs. Davey Boy Smith (12/17/95)

RATING THE BATTLECADE MATCHES - FROM BEST TO WORST
Sometime around WrestleMania XIV I believe, PWI put out this major WMania magazine and listed every single freakin' Mania match in order from best to worst (all 100+ of those suckers). So, on a much smaller scale, I present my pointless tribute to that, the CWF Mid-Atlantic Battlecade list of matches, from best to worst (5 Battlecades have been held for those oblivious to what the heck I'm yammering about).
1. "Slick" Ric Converse vs. CWF Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight champion "Dangerous E" Corey Edsel with Brad Attitude as the special guest referee (V)
2. CWF/FWA-Carolinas Heavyweight champion "Dangerous E" Corey Edsel vs. "Nite Stic" Eddie Brown (III)
3. Krazy K vs. Kamikazi Kid in the "Rising Generation League" tournament finals (IV)
4. CWF/FWA-Carolinas Cruiserweight champion Mikael Yamaha, Sexton Tyler, and Amber Holly vs. Caprice "Ice" Coleman and Main Attraction (II)
5. CWF Mid-Atlantic TV champion Mikael Yamaha vs. Xsiris vs. Kamikazi Kid vs. Number Man in a "Fatal 4 Way" match (V)
6. Gemini Kid and Mikael Yamaha vs. the United Nations of Devestation (Drake Tungsten & Hugh B. Johnson) for the vacant CWF/FWA-Carolinas tag team titles (III)
7. John Brooks and David Cole vs. Krazy K and Dexter Poindexter (V)
8. CWF/FWA-Carolinas Heavyweight champion Madd Maxx vs. "Nite Stic" Eddie Brown (II)
9. Kid Justice vs. Jesse Ortega in the "Rising Generation League" tournament finals for the vacant RGL title (V)
10. CWF Mid-Atlantic tag team champions Brass Munkey and American Steel Ninja vs. Drake Tungsten and Matt Houston in a non-title match (V)
11. CWF Cruiserweight champiobn Gemini Kid vs. Hot Property vs. Mikael Yamaha in a triangle match (I)
12. Maxx Madd vs. Ethan Cage in a Hardcore match (I)
13. Brass Munkey and American Steel Ninja vs. "Tremendous" Trent Wylde and CWF Mid-Atlantic Cruiserweight champion Xsiris (IV)
14. The $outh$ide Playas (J-Money and L.A. Cash) vs. Kenny James and Xsiris (III)
15. The Hirydaz (Mikael Yamaha and Gemini Kid) vs. CWF Mid-Atlantic tag team champions Brad Attitude and Brad Rainz in a hair vs. titles match (IV)
16. "Slick" Ric Converse vs. CWF Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight champion "Dangerous E" Corey Edsel (IV)
17. CWF/FWA-Carolinas Cruiserweight champion "Slick" Ric Converse vs. Joey "Spank" Silvia (III)
18. Rising Generation League champion Kamakazi Kid vs. Brad Attitude (III)
19. Garry "Madd Trucker" Stevens vs. Ryin Andrews (V)
20. Joey Silvia vs. Alex Stone (IV)
21. Sexton Tyler vs. Stephen O' Hara (III)
22. The $outh$ide Playas (J-Money and L.A. Cash) vs. Sean Powers and Mitch Norris (IV)
23. Rob "the Bull" McBride vs. "Tremendous" Trent Wylde (V)
24. Tony Platinum vs. J.T. Sparxx (II)
25. Don Kernodle vs. Black Hart (I)
26. The Wild Eyed Southern Boys ("Wild" Shane West & Gary "Madd Trucker" Stevens) vs. Dexter Poindexter and Rob "the Bull" McBride (IV)
27. Lexie Fyfe vs. Amber Holly (I)
28. Carolina Stud vs. Kid Courageous (I)
29. The Spoiler vs. "Classic" Chris Collins (V)
30. Bounty Hunter vs. Malaki (III)
31. The New $outh$ide Playas (J-Money and Will B. Smooth) vs. Alex Adonis and Jay Sinn (V)
32. "Mighty" Orlo Helmer vs. "Red Hot" Tim Blaze (V)
33. Ethan Cage, Kenny James, and L.A. Stevens vs. Granite, Johnny Blaze, and "Playboy" Bert Tripp (II)
34/35. Otto Schwanz vs. Dewey Cheatum and Pat Cusick in a guantlet match (III)
36. Rob McBride vs. Larry Isley (II)
37. CWF/FWA-Carolina tag team champions the Southside Playas (J-Money and L.A. Cash) vs. Otto Schwanz and Jeff Justice (II)
38. Fun Lovin' Criminal and Kozmo vs. Patrick O' Hara and J.P. Fairchild (I)
39. The Russians vs. Chris Collins and Deacon (III)

SPORTING EVENTS I HAVE BEEN IN ATTENDANCE FOR OVER THE YEARS
2/15/88, WWF
Hearns Coliseum; Columbia, MO
Notes: B-level house show with a 14-man battle royal as the main, won by Jim Brunzell as he dumped the Bolsheviks (payback for doing the job in tag action earlier on the show). Match of the night would easily by the Jumping Bomb Angels defending the WWF Women's tag team titles against the Glamour Girls.

3/7/90, WWF
Cow Palace; San Fracisco, CA
Notes: This was a 23-match, 3-week Wrestling Challenge taping and the "Ultimate Challenge Special" that aired on the USA network leading up to WrestleMania VI. The official main event was WWF World champion Hulk Hogan & the Big Bossman defeating Mr. Perfect & the Genius. In other action, WWF IC champion the Ultimate Warrior & Jake Roberts defeated Ted DiBiase & Akeem and WWF tag champs Andre the Giant & Haku defeated the Rockers by DQ.

6/10/90, MLB:
Oakland A's 3, Kansas City Royals 2
Oakland Coliseum; Oakland, CA
Notes: Jose Canseco is on the DL as then second-banana Mark McGwire carries the load. Multi-sport star Bo Jackson strikes out each time at the plate...and breaks his bat each time as well.
The Future: Oakland would go on to win the ALCS before being swept by Cincinnati in the World Series.

3/30 & 4/1/91; NCAA Final Four:
Kansas Jayhawks 79, UNC Tarheels 73
Duke Blue Devils 79, UNLV Rebels 77
Duke Blue Devils 72, Kansas Jayhawks 62
Hoosier Dome; Indianapolis, IN
Notes: Duke pulls one of the biggest upsets in tournament history, knocking off powerhouse UNLV en-route to winning their first ever national championship.

10/30/92, NBA:
LA Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers
Dean Dome; Chapel Hill, NC
Notes: This otherwise forgettable perseason game would actually become fairly noteable as it would turn out to be Magic Johnson's final game before retiring due to the AIDS virus (and subsequent pressure). Of course he would end up returning to the NBA after a hiatus which rendered this game a little more meaningless.

2/17/93, ACC:
UNC Tarheels, Clemson Tigers
Dean Dome; Chapel Hill, NC
Notes: Clemson's Chris Whitney goes 8-10 from the 3-point line but Clemson remains winless 4EVER at UNC.
The Future: UNC would go onto win the 1993 NCAA National championship less than two months later.

2/25/94, NBA:
Atlanta Hawks 111, Milwaukee Bucks 100
Omni; Atlanta, GA
Notes: The Bucks were horrid at the time and the only saving grace to even watch the game was to see Dominique Wilkins play. Then, the day BEFORE the game, Wilkins gets traded to the other side of the country to the LA Clippers.
The Future: The Hawks would tie a franchise record with 57 wins this year and go to the second round of the playoffs before losing to Orlando

12/17/94, NBA:
Charlotte Hornets 111, Denver Nuggets 92
Charlotte Coliseum; Charlotte, NC
The Future: Charlotte would make the playoffs but go out in the first round to the Bulls.

8/15/95, MLB:
Baltiore Orioles 8, Cleveland Indians 3
Camden Yards; Baltimore, MD
Notes: This would be Cal Ripken's 2,110th consecutive game played, 21 before he broke Lou Gehrig's all-time record.
The Future: The Indians would go all the way to Game 6 of the World Series before finally losing to Atlanta.

3/31/96, WWF WrestleMania XII
Arrowhead Pond; Anaheim, CA
Notes: Shawn Michaels realizes his "boyhood dream" by defeating Bret Hart in OT of a 60:00 Ironman match. I can be seen clearly on the "Free-For-All" countdown show holding my "Shawn Is God Here" sign. I also attended the 1996 Slammy Awards, held the day earlier.

6/23/96, WWF 1996 King of the Ring
The Mecca; Milwaukee, WI
Notes: A pivotal show that led to the "boom" as Steve Austin coins his "Austin 3:16" phrase after winning the KOTR tournament. Also, WWF World champ Shawn Michaels goes over on Davey Boy Smith in a frequently overlooked match.

6/24/96, WWF RAW IS WAR
Brown County Arena; Green Bay, WI
Notes: A three-week taping for RAW, most noteably hilighted by the Ultimate Warrior defeating Owen Hart by DQ which would turn out to be Warrior's last WWF match EVER as he bailed on the company the next week. This show was also highlighted by Brian Pillman saying "GD" on live TV and two awesome Shawn Michaels matches, as he went over Billy Gunn and former partner Marty Jannetty in a tremendous outing.

3/23/97, WWF WrestleMania 13
Rosemont Horizon; Rosemont, IL
Notes: The defining WWF match of the boom as Bret Hart and Steve Austin put on a 5-star classic. I also attended the 1997 Slammy Awards, held the day earlier.

5/5/97, WWF RAW IS WAR
Brown County Arena; Green Bay, WI
Notes: This was the episode of RAW where the Hart Foundation would search throughout the arena for Shawn Michaels the whole night. The main event had Steve Austin pinning WWF European Champion Davey Boy Smith in non-title action. In a never-aired match taped for Coliseum Video that was never released, Brian Pillman wrestled his first match in over a year as he teamed with Davey Boy and Owen Hart against Steve Austin and the Legion of Doom.

9/28/97, WWF
Brown County Arena; Green Bay, WI
Notes: House show card main evented by the Undertaker defeating WWF World champion Bret Hart vby DQ. The show is most noteable for the fact that it was Brian Pillman's next-to-last match ever (he was pinned by Goldust) as he would pass away seven days later. Also on the show, Mankind defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley in a falls count anywhere match.

2/5/99, WWF
Greensboro Coliseum; Greensboro, NC
Notes: House show card hilighted by Steve Austin defeating Kane, the Rock, and World champion Mankind in a fatal four way match.

5/10/99, NBA Playoffs Round One:
Atlanta Hawks 89, Detroit Pistons 69
Georgia Dome; Atlanta, GA
Notes: Dikembe Mutombo sets a personal playoff high with 28 points as Atlanta goes up 2-0 in their series.
The Future: Atlanta would win the series 3-2 before losing to the Knicks in the Eastern Conference semifinals. However, this game would be remembered more for getting absolutely trounced in the ratings by RAW which scored an 8.1 to the game's 1.7.

5/15/99, Break The Barrier
Viking Hall (ECW Arena); Philadelphia, PA
Notes: This was the very strong but poorly recorded joint Indy show at ECW Arena, put on by Scoops' Al Isaacs. Very strong show live that was never done justice on videotape.

6/27/99, WWF 1999 King of the Ring
Greensboro Coliseum; Greensboro, NC
Notes: Billy Gunn wins the KOTR tournament. Children cry.

9/27/99, WWF RAW IS WAR
Greensboro Coliseum; Greensboro, NC
Notes: The classic RAW with the Mick Foley-Rock "This Is Your Life" segment. This would also be the final RAW written by Vince Russo as he left the company later in the week. For actual wrestling content, the The Rock battled WWF World champ Triple H to a no contest when Davey Boy Smith attacked both men.

4/23/00, WWF
Greensboro Coliseum; Greensboro, NC
Notes: House show card with WWF tag team champs Edge & Christian defeated the Hardys and the Dudley Boyz in a triangle match main event. Noteable earlier matches were WWF European Champion Eddie Guerrero pinning Kurt Angle after Chyna interfered and the Rock & Chris Jericho defeating Chris Benoit & WWF World champion Triple H when Rock pinned Benoit.

8/29/00, WWF Smackdown
Crown Coliseum; Fayetteville, NC
Notes: Pretty basic SDown taping, highlighted by Al Snow winning the European title from Perrty Saturn and a Angle-Guerrero main event as the backdrop to HHH-Stephanie's relationship woes.

1/22/01, WCW Nitro/Thunder
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum; Winston-Salem, NC
Notes: Dual TV taping hilighted by the WCW tryout/debuts of Christopher Daniels and Michael Modest in which Daniels nearly breaks his neck. Then on Thunder, Rey Misterio Jr. wins an awesome "Cruiserweight Contender Countdown" match (Gauntlet Match).

7/30/02, WWF Smackdown
Charlotte Coliseum; Charlotte, NC
Notes: Chris Benoit & Eddie Guerrero surprisingly jump from RAW to Smackdown and then go onto defeat Rock and Edge in the main. In other action, Hulk Hogan defeated Kurt Angle by DQ and Rey Misterio Jr. pinned Yoshihiri Tajiri.

9/16/03, WWE Smackdown
RBC Center; Raleigh, NC
Notes: Brock Lesnar defeats Kurt Angle in a 60:00 Ironman match to win the WWE Undisputed title. In other action, Eddie & Chavo Guerrero defeated Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin to win the Smackdown tag team titles.

10/27/03, NFL:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12, Carolina Panthers 9
Ericsson Stadium; Charlotte, NC
Notes: Bucs K Martin Gramatica hit a 47 YD FG with 47 seconds left for the win. QB Randy Fansani made his first ever NFL start for Carolina, going 5 for 18 with 46 yards and 3 INTs, never to be heard from again.
The Future: Tampa Bay would go on to defeat Oakland and win SuperBowl XXXVII

CURRENT WEATHER FROM MY FAVORITE TOWNS

Chapel Hill, NC:
WXPort

Green Bay, WI:
WXPort

Walnut Creek, CA:
WXPort

Orlando, FL:
WXPort

Savannah, GA:
WXPort

QUICK & DIRTY MOVIE RATINGS
This is an extensive list of the movies I have reviewed since my BLOG originally debuted and the star ratings I gave them, from best to worst
***** - The Incredibles, Pauly Shore Is Dead
****3/4 - Kill Bill Vol. 1
****1/2 - Spongebob Squarepants The Movie, Bubba Ho-Tep, Spider-Man 2
****1/4 - Longest Yard, Saw, Dodgeball, Kill Bill Vol. 2, Shrek 2
**** - Sin City, A Dirty Shame, Friday Night Lights, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, Mean Girls
***1/2 - Freddy vs. Jason, Bad(der) Santa, School of Rock, Club Dread, Dawn of the Dead (2004)
***1/4 - Napoleon Dynamite, Super Size Me
*** - The Grudge, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Elf, Soul Plane, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, 50 First Dates, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Daddy Day Care
**3/4 - Lilo & Stitch 2, Be Cool, The Girl Next Door, Rundown
**1/2 - Seed of Chucky, Fat Albert, Shark Tale, Mr. 3000, The Haunted Mansion, The Ladykillers, Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Vampire Effect
**1/4 - Team America: World Police, Psycho (1998), Frostbite, Garfield, Lion King 1 1/2
** - Infection, Hitch, The Hulk, Without a Paddle, Eurotrip, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
*3/4 - Barbershop 2: Back in Business, Marci X, Gothika
*1/2 - Guess Who, Dave Chappelle - For What It's Worth, White Noise
* - Racing Stripes, Scary Movie 3
3/4* - Taxi, The Village, Along Came Polly

THE FANTASY SPORTS RESULTS LIST
Starting back in 1992, my buds and I would do random Fantasy Sports Leagues and in tribute to those great moments and friends of years long since passed, here are the all-time results. Fantasy Baseball '92
Chris...15-5*
Grant...15-5*
Ben......10-10*
Dave....8-12*
Devon..7-13
Matt......5-15
Playoffs: Chris def. Dave 4 games to 0
Playoffs: Ben def. Grant 4 games to 1
World Series: Chris def. Ben 4 games to 2
Fantasy Football '92
Chris...13-3*
Grant...11-5*
Matt......10-6
Dave....8-8
Devon..8-8
Ben......7-9
SuperBowl: Grant def. Chris 21-19
Fantasy Basketball '92-'93
Chris...27-8*
Devon..24-11*
Grant...23-12*
Dave....13-22*
Matt......12-23
Ben......7-28
Playoffs: Chris def. Dave 2 games to 0
Playoffs: Grant def. Devon 2 games to 1
Finals: Chris def. Grant 3 games to 1
Fantasy Baseball '93
Grant......16-5*
Chris......14-7*
Josh.......13-8*
Devon.....12-9*
Dave.......11-10
Ben.........10-11
Graham...5-16
X-Team...3-18
Playoffs: Devon def. Grant 4 games to 2
Playoffs: Chris def. Josh 4 games to 3
World Series: Devon def. Chris 4 games to 2
Fantasy Football '93
Chris......12-2*
Dave.......10-4*
Grant......9-5*
Josh.......8-6*
Devon.....7-7
Jason.....5-9
X-Team...3-11
Ben.........2-12
Playoffs: Chris def. Josh 83-62
Playoffs: Dave def. Grant 68-52
SuperBowl: Chris def. Dave 86-72
Fantasy Basketball '93-'94
Grant...13-6*
Dave....11-8*
Devon..10-9*
Jason...10-9*
Chris....9-10
Josh.....4-15
Playoffs: Grant def. Jason 2 games to 0
Playoffs: Dave def. Devon 2 games to 1
Finals: Dave def. Grant 3 games to 2
Fantasy Baseball '94
Grant......15-4*
Dave.......12-7*
Jason.....10-9
Josh.......10-9
Chris......10-9
Paul........8-11
Brian.......6-13
X-Team...5-14
Playoffs: -Strike Cancelled Season-
Fantasy Baseball '95
Grant......16-5*
Josh.......15-6*
Dave.......13-8*
Chris......12-9*
Brian.......10-11
Jason.....9-12
Yoshi......8-13
X-Team...1-20
Playoffs: Grant def. Chris 4 games to 1
Playoffs: Josh def. Dave 4 games to 3
World Series: Grant def. Josh 4 games to 3

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