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Category: nfl

10/19/08 05:08 - 56ºF - ID#46193

No Whites Cellphone Football and More

First of all I need to go watch the 2nd football game.

Second of all Today's Bills game has enforced a feeling I've had before that the NFL needs a Rule change. NO WHITES!!!!! I don't mean players I mean shoes and shoe tape. There was a play where San Diago jumped off the goal line and knocked the ball back and downed it like at the 1 yard line. On the replay to me it looked like he stepped on the goal line, it is hard to tell though. You can see where the white line is and where the white shoe/sneaker is but there is a point where they meet that all you see is white. This isn't the first time I have seen this happen where you can't tell if the shoe hit the line. If you changed it so no shoes could have any white in them and all tape on shoes couldn't be white I think it would make the videos more clear.

Two things I found Ironic about today's game
1) There was a power failure ok more then one and the chargers where one of the teams
2) CBS and Time Warner are still in the middle of there huge battle, but yet on one of the stadium shots you saw a huge Time Warner sign on the inside of the stadium

So I'm watching the game and then they lose power and CBS goes to the Steelers Game. That was cool seeing some of that. But here is where things get odd. They update us the Buffalo scored. Wait how could they score with no power. So I turn on the radio and the game is on. The radio guys are broadcasting using cell phones how awesome is that listening as I watch the Bengals losing. My first thought was if the power stays off all game I can't wait to see what the news says about the game. Now once the power came back on they showed a field goal that happened with out power. Wait if there was no power how did the Cameras work. So later they lose power again so back to the Radio this time I thought I heard the Radio guys say they where using a princess phone that was a land line, how crazy. It was a crazy day of football but the Bills won a great game. One added thing I liked was that Greg Gumble (the dude who has a brother who does news) was calling the game. I have allways liked him, back from when he and Albert called Basketball games, they made a great combo back then. My point is now that the Bills have a good record maybe we will get people who aren't only locals or the lower ranked announce crews. That being said I know the Bills have a long way to go. Yes 1st in the AFC EAST but the teams below them coming into today where 1-1 in the divission and we haven't played any one in ours yet so once we get into those and see how we stack up then we shall see how good we really are. Go Bills!!!!!!!!!

Sorry I forgot this story I found on Yahoo kinda different about the NFL and Barrack

Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:39 am EDT
Could Mike Ditka have derailed Barack Obama's ascendancy?

By Chris Chase

Barack Obama's easy win in the 2004 Illinois Senate race catapulted him to national fame and set him on his current path toward the White House. It was a convincing victory that is now but a footnote in the career of the Democratic presidential nominee. But that victory wasn't as assured as it appears in retrospect. For a few days in the summer of '04 there was the very real possibility that the Republican opponent in Obama's first major election battle race would be Chicago Bears coaching legend Mike Ditka.

Jack Ryan had won the Republican primary that year, but dropped out of the race after the release of embarrassing papers from his high-profile divorce with actress Jeri Ryan. The vacancy left GOP leaders in the state scrambling to find a replacement. With fears that the election was all but lost, Republicans wanted a major name to turn the tide. Ditka was that name.

For days the press played up the "will he or won't he" stories about Ditka's possible candidacy. The Drudge Report even said that Ditka would declare his entry into the race. But, in the end, Ditka rebuffed the offer, saying he didn't want to go through the rigors of a campaign or give up his lucrative jobs as an NFL analyst at ESPN or as an endorser of a casino and car dealership.

There's no way to know whether Ditka would have won but, remember, Obama was still a virtual unknown in Illinois in June of '04. Had Ditka run and won, Obama most-assuredly wouldn't be running for president today. Either way, the Hall of Famer almost certainly would have received more than the 27% of votes that eventual nominee Alan Keyes garnered in November. And you know he'd have locked up the endorsements of these three potential voters.

I'm not sure how I feel about it but check out the link. It is kinda a well what would have happened if, so I don't give it a lot of credit but it is something to think about. Ok off to watch football.
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Category: tv

10/19/08 10:14 - 36ºF - ID#46189

Palin on SNL and Tattoo Pictures test

I admit that I didn't see the Show live last night of Saturday Night Live I wish I did. But the few clips I saw this morning where pretty good. That link should take you to the clip of the show opening and then there are other clips there to view as well. I also liked the rap part of weekend update, not sure if it was funnier with Palin not doing the rap or if her doing it would have been better. Yes the clips are nice but not as good as if you saw everything in order and all of weekend update together.

Now as a way to test out the new upload feature I'm going to post tattoo Pictures that I have saved on my computer.





















Oh yeah I forgot that if any of you look at my myspace page I also put two of the SNL videos up as bulletins only one of them worked in my blog there for some reason. Well here are some more Tattoo pictures they look like they came out really good and they automaticly have space between them.




















So hope the pictures from on line looks nice. Hope the Bills win today and everyone has a good weekend.

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Category: holiday

10/17/08 07:33 - 49ºF - ID#46167

Couples enjoy the fake Holiday

Well I admit it isn't really fake, and couple don't really need to celebrate it at all and this is just a simple version of it not like the wikipedia form of it, I guessing that one has multiple pages.

Sweetest Day 2008

When: Third Saturday in October

Now here is a day dedicated just for your sweetie. It exists as an opportunity for you to recognize that sweet and special someone. It doesn't matter who that person is, or what their relation to you. They just have to be "sweet" in order to get a little recognition.

Herbert Birch Kingston, a Cleveland, Ohio philanthropist and candy company employee started Sweetest Day. He wanted to bring happiness to orphans, shut-ins and under-privileged. His intent was to show these people that they were not forgotten. In 1922, he started this holiday by giving candy and small gifts. He often used movie stars to distribute the gifts.

The popularity of this holiday quickly spread. Today, is celebrated with loved ones and friends. However, we encourage you to follow the intent of the original holiday, and find ways to give candy and small gifts to those in need.

So Happy Sweetest day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey I do have an idea maybe Anee in any city that it plays in should be free on Sweetest day and on Sunday also and the tickets are given away. I'm sure the people who do the musical or did the movie could have some tie in maybe the movie is free if you buy candy or something.
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Category: movies

10/16/08 07:02 - 55ºF - ID#46146

Death Note II

First of all thanks (e:Imk2) it was a great idea and it was better then going by myself. Yes I do like doing things by myself but something like that the more people the better. It is on at Regal Cinemas tonight also I think. The event in itself is pretty interesting to have people yelling and chanting and stuff. It would be cool to go in costume but I don't have any gear. I did see someone with a death note, and have seen them online for sale someplace. Does anyone know if there are any Anime Stores that sell them and other stuff and only that kind of stuff in Buffalo like in some other cities. Movie wise not sure if I liked it or the 1st one better. I think the first one a lot of it was seeing how the characters came out on screen and how they looked and the voices and little details of how L sits and holds the phone. Now those things we are kinda used to so there isn't there awe it just like the show factor but I thought it was very good and I had a great time.
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Category: movies

10/13/08 08:31 - 68ºF - ID#46099

Religulous (spoiler)

So I went to see the Bil Maher Movie and I did like it. I will be giving some stuff away that is why it says spoiler up there. I liked it, I really did and thought some of his interviews where pretty interesting. Yes it was funny also in some parts. I think what I liked about it also was how it was shot you could tell it was a Documentary when you saw the camera guy filming in a few scenes. Then there was the part where he was at the Park in Orlando I found that very interesting and they shut him down for a bit. I think my favorite part was when he was at the Vatican and he hangs out the window and gets shut down, then that is followed but the best interview of the movie I thought, that guy was awesome, maybe if everyone was more like that guy there wouldn't be a reason for the movie. I like that the movie had Bill's family in it and it was a little bit biographical. That being said what I didn't like was when Bill was with the one Jew who liked the guy from Iran. What I didn't like is that Bill Kept interupting him to ask a question, sometimes you have to let someone finish what they are saying before you ask them something else. That guy sounded like he was going to have a very interesting point. I know it had something to do with the fact that the holy land doesn't belong to the Jews but we won't know since Bill Acted like a baby and walked out. I also didn't like the over the top ending. Yes it is important to know that some one who thinks the world will end, might not be the best person to lead the country, and that thinking that way could be a self fullfilling prophacy. But that doesn't mean that just because some thinks that they can't lead. I admit I'm looking forward to a DVD of this movie for a few reasons. I would like someone to come out with it so that all the interviews we can see all of them with out the editing to make the point he is trying to make what ever it is. I really liked the guy playing Jesus and would like to see all of that. I would also like to see people that they recorded but who maybe didn't sign the release so we could see them blured out (I assume that there where people like this). Plus I bet there is a bunch of other interesting stuff that got cut because of length and since it didn't fit his Agenda. I did like all the gay stuff that gay guy was pretty interesting. I don't think he was really gay, I think he was Bi-sexual and there is a difference or maybe bi-curious not sure. Or who knows maybe the lord really saved him. I know some people here have debated what Bill's point was. I think it is that people where violent before they learned how to reason, so because of that faith is a way to back up those thoughts and it just makes them more violent. I think that also means that people need to set there faith a side and lose the violence before they get it back so that when they do things they are not violent. He also seems to think that if people think the world is going to end then thinking that way will cause them, to make it happen. I did enjoy it and think everyone should go see it, even if you hate it and disagree with most of it, there is some other points of view to see and that alone is interesting.
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Category: holiday

10/13/08 12:17 - 68ºF - ID#46087

Costume Ideas

I doubt I will go but this year there is that huge Halloween Party at the Central Terminal. Not sure who's idea it was to not have it on the day of but I think it was a good idea. That way people with kids can still take them out or go to other parties. I have heard that some people get pretty creative. I guess if you know how to make stuff and have lot of money you can have some great costumes.

October 25th 2008

Some Ideas of mine:
-Nudest: that won't work for me but what if you got a bunch of people and got the bottom of a Hot air balloon and then you could be like in that car ad.
- Ryan Miller: All the clothes and Pads would cost a lot but if you all ready play hockey you might have some of it.
b) Have a buddy dress as another player trying to score
c) Have a puck in the glove and simulate playing goalie so it look like a glove save

-Dress as a Geisha but have that be the only thing you are wearing Have friends dress up as Japanese Business Men. If you have a talent do it as part of the get up.

-Roller Girls you can go as a real team or make one up the important thing is to have enough people that you can have to teams and you couldn't have a real bout but maybe chase each other around, assuming you all are good enough skaters

-Ninja and Samurai (yes often thought of as kids costumes) The key here is to practice your sword fight before hand so it looks legit.
TAKING IN UP A NOTCH: Making the out fit Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes, TAKE UP ONE HIGHER add some friends as other GI Joe Characters.

-Show up with buddies as a Rock/Metal band say maybe Metallica or DethKlok. TAKING IT UP A NOTCH. Bring a TV and Rock Band Video Game and plug in someplace and play there songs

-Vampire, lot of people can come up with great looking costumes and a great look but if you have a hot female victim that should punch it up a bit

-Comic Book group and if you have enough people the people they fight. Yeah Showing up as say The Fantastic four but where is the Silver Surfer.

-Strippers: Yeah hot naked ladies and guys with money is all ways a great time but bring a pole a little radio of some kind to play songs and take turns

-Anime Group. (I'll admit I looked for some cosplay costume on line but the ones I liked where costly, plus you need hair and make up or a mask) How cool it be to show up a L, Kira, Misa Misa, and then have some tall dude as a shiromagi or people from a show like Bleach, Trinity Blood, Outlaw Star, Cow Boy bebop or any movies or TV show Animee.

-The Slutty costumes. Not really sure how to make all those dark angels and naughty nurses better or just girls in what is basicly underwear. Maybe a group of girls could go as Fredrick's of Hollywood models. Or maybe you could cover everyone in blood and they could look dead and then a big girl could come in covered in blood and she killed all those skinny bitches.

Then of course there is all ways Star Wars or other movie Characters, I think the key here is to have Enemies and do battles with each other or show up en masse as Say Storm Troopers and take over the party then later the good guys show up.

Hey just some crazy idea that I won't do, I'll do something simple and I think I'll get a costume today. Even though it is early hope everyone has a great halloween.

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Category: peterazzi

10/11/08 05:59 - 71ºF - ID#46063

Blew Friday Hard Blindness Review

So Friday wasn't a waste of a day But it sure felt like it was at night. On my way home I go to Rite Aid to get some stuff to drink. That worked out well and as I walk past the drug par there are a few sexy ladies working back there so I keep walking and go to my aisle to get other stuff I need and see tons of condoms to my right. My first thought was to go grab a couple kinds and then up to the girls and ask for help in choosing ones based on what ones they prefer. I didn't of course hey I go in that place a lot and don't feel like getting kicked out. Maybe it is that the College Girls are all over Elmwood or maybe seeing that thing at Diablo but something has really turned up the hormone level. So I go home and then wind up going on line and I see that there is a movie outing. But I would have had to go home shower change and try to get there, I knew that was not happening (hope who ever went had a great time). So then I also read (e:drew)'s post about the save us from your followers and I didn't feel like going in my work clothes so I skipped that. All I really wanted to do was watch all of the Sabres game. I had thought about going to Fahertys to watch the game or going to the party in plaza. I wanted to go the sabres store and check out there new gear.

Erin Pollina |
Oct 9, 2008, 10:02 AM EDT
Dan Paille (Photo: Buffalo Sabres)
This isn't your typical Blue and Gold gear.

But that was the idea in creating SabreStyle.

Set to debut Friday, Oct. 10 at HSBC Arena for the team's season opener, the Buffalo Sabres' new and exclusive clothing line goes beyond sports apparel.

"It looks like something you would buy at the mall," Director of Creative Services, Frank Cravotta. "Our logos are hidden within the graphics so at first glance, it doesn't look like Sabres gear."

Introducing 14 pieces - for men and women - the theme is designed for a young demographic with fashion in mind, "as opposed to the collegiate style you see in the store now," Cravotta said.

The clothes are made of premium-quality, light-weight fabrics and feature tighter fits for long and short-sleeved t-shirts, hats and hooded sweatshirts. The graphics infuse the Sabres logo with some abstract designs.

"We used all of our logos and our identity as a starting point and then just kind of went wild with the graphics," Cravotta said. "The initial reaction has been really positive, not only internally from the employees but also from the players who have been involved."

Forwards Ales Kotalik, Jochen Hecht, Patrick Kaleta and Adam Mair were among those who modeled the look, as well as defenseman Nathan Paetsch.

"I like it," Paetsch said. "It's something you would buy not only to support your team, but just to wear. It's fashionable and something you would actually get at a store.

"It's quite innovative and I'm sure a lot of young people are going to take to it. I don't think I've ever seen anything like it made for a sports team."

Prices are as low as $25 and are available exclusively in the Sabres Store at HSBC Arena . Quantities are limited and are only offered for a short time.

"We're calling it an exclusive line and a limited edition because it really is that," Cravotta said. "It's a short, run and the pieces will only be produced for this year so you're not going to come back in the store next year and get it. Each year we'll update it with the latest fashion and looks."

SabreStyle is also the first of it's kind among major sports teams.

"As far as we know... no one has tried this yet," Cravotta said. "There are some clear and popular styles out there that are not represented in our store and as far as we know, in any team store. It seemed to make sense that we have a popular brand and clear identity and if we can somehow merge the two into fashion that our younger crowd is wearing with our mark and our look, it would make a lot of sense.

"This is a whole new avenue to explore."

The Sabres Store is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well as during all Sabres home games. For more information, call (716) 855-4140.

But Part of the problem is I didn't have bateries for my camera so I didn't take it to work so that I could go and then hand out or eat downtown someplace. Plus I'm still waiting for my adult and some other pictures in the mail. So my plan was to just watch the game at home.

The plan started out great I had my Dortios and Bagel Bites, Yummy and some cold drink I was good. The game was tied and I even saw that when the game was over I could Watch Faulty Towers (never seen it only a best of show, John Clease before Monty Phython) then Clone Wars on cartoon network and then Bill Maher. To bad I passed out during the 2nd period but other then that it was a great plan. I did catch Bill this moring before I went to the bank.

On my way to the bank I saw something Near spot. My first thought was did someone spill coffee on them selves. My next thought was I wonder if a biker got hit didn't see a car though, so maybe it was something serious I'm guessing someone homeless needed help cause everyone was sitting around and the firetruck and ambulance where blocking what was going on. Little further down I saw (e:Jim) and (e:James) walking with I assume their dog, thiing looked huge from the bus, hope it was a fun walk. I wasn't sure what movie I was going to see there are a few of them I wanted to. I saw "Blindness" I thought it was good and weird. With out giving anything away it is an epidemic of blindness, but not being able to see but where you see all light. Then as most epidemic movies go there is like a quarentene part. I'm more of an action myself but I also do like movies like this. Yes there is some nice nudity in it, but I also like movies that deal with humanity like this. Yeah some parts of the movie where dark, some where shot normal and then some where almost all white. Sometimes it felt like a movie one would watch on Sundance or IFC. I wonder if it was based on some Asian Horror movie from years ago? If you liked either of the 28 days movies you might like it. I think I may go see that Bill Maher movie on Monday.

I was going to go get a costume at Party City but decided to wait until Monday because a preview I saw gave me an idea for a New Costume. I came home and found one place to get the costume but it was way to much going to do a little bit more searching over the weekend I hope. Here is the movie:

That is right the 2nd Death Note Movie. The previews look pretty awesome. Now I just have to decide if I should go Wens. or Thurs. I'm thinking Thurs. (I wanted to go as a Shirgomi) But it is tough because I know I'm going to be pretty tired all week because at work we will need to do 5 days of work in 4 days. Hope everyone has a great long weekend.
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10/10/08 07:06 - 65ºF - ID#46051

Joe Elliot why?????

So the Sabres home Opener is tonight and that is only one of many things going on this weekend that I don't think I'll be doing. So I go onto Yahoo and see that Joe Elliot Put the Stanley Cup upside down, the funny thing is it stood fine, maybe if this will be something that works out lucky and becomes a new tradition but I doubt it.
I will admit I'm a fan of Def Leppard so I'm a little bit upset. But my question is why have him there if he doesn't know what way the cup goes because that means he isn't a hockey fan or at least not enough of one to have seen The Cup before. Or maybe it was just a case of not knowing how heavy it really was and just wanting to put it down. If you don't care about the pictures and links here is the story but you won't be able to watch the video either from the box.

No one gave Def Leppard the Stanley Cup instruction manual?

By Greg Wyshynski

The Detroit Red Wings may be feeling a twinge of embarrassment after their 3-2 home-opening loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night, in which the Stanley Cup champions passed the puck like a remedial-level pee-wee team.

That is, until Def Leppard's Joe Elliott redefined the concept of embarrassment during one of their NHL Face-Off Rocks segments at the Fox Theater in Detroit. This is what you get for booking a band from England: Drive on the wrong side of the road, place the holiest of holy hockey grails on a pedestal upside down.

Epic, epic fail. Even Draper's kid had the good sense to poop in the thing right-side up.

This was the proverbial slow-motion car crash; like on "The Price is Right," when a contestant is about to put the $199 price tag on the tube of toothpaste and the crowd simultaneously shrieks "NO! NO!"

You saw him turn the Stanley Cup the wrong way, and you just wanted to reach through the television and flip it back before he put it down. If only someone on stage had helped him. Why couldn't the drummer have lent a ... bit of moral support?

Aw, shucks, we all make mistakes. We can't stay disappointed in a band that gave the world the arena rock magnificence of "Hysteria." Heck, the scene above wasn't even the most disturbing thing we saw on Versus tonight. This was:

NO! NO! This was the first time we had seen Brian Engblom this season, and the rumors were true: He cut and/or tamed the mullet! Say it ain't so, Swedish Muppet! This is like when your stoner friend gets a job at the bank and starts wearing short-sleeved dress shirts. Engblom chopping the mop is a harbinger of the death of hockey hair; thank god Nordy decided to keep business in the front and a party in the back.

Related: Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs, When Hockey and Hollywood Collide
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Category: body art

10/09/08 08:20 - 63ºF - ID#46030


So La Ink's new season starts Tonight and that has part of my thoughts on body issues and body art. There will not be any penis or feet pictures but here are some I found on line from LA Ink and few other body modifaction pictures. I myself do like tattoos and think they are nice. For some people it is a way to deal with something. For some it is pretty art and for some it is a way to alter how they look along with piercings or other modifications. .










In terms of people who change how they look, I think it is more of an enhancement not that I don't like how I look type of thing.

Beautiful lyrics

Don't look at me

Every day is so wonderful
And suddenly, it's hard to breathe
Now and then, I get insecure
From all the fame, I'm so ashamed

I am beautiful no matter what they say
Words can't bring me down
I am beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can't bring me down
So don't you bring me down today

To all your friends, you're delirious
So consumed in all your doom
Trying hard to fill the emptiness
The piece is gone and the puzzle undone
That's the way it is

You are beautiful no matter what they say
Words can't bring you down
You are beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can't bring you down
Don't you bring me down today...

No matter what we do
(no matter what we do)
No matter what they say
(no matter what they say)
When the sun is shining through
Then the clouds won't stay

And everywhere we go
(everywhere we go)
The sun won't always shine
(sun won't always shine)
But tomorrow will find a way
All the other times

We are beautiful no matter what they say
Yes, words won't bring us down
We are beautiful no matter what they say
Yes, words can't bring us down
Don't you bring me down today

Don't you bring me down today
Don't you bring me down today

Yes I admit that I for some reason have all ways liked that song, maybe it is the words or that she can sign not sure, but her hottness and her being hot and signing about that can't hurt either.

I do think that both guys and girls do have body image issues. I think it is natural who doesn't want to Look Like Christian Bale or Jessica Alba. I think often it is thought of just a girls issue but it isn't really. Everyone I think has stuff they aren't happy with. I won't say that everyone wants to change things about their body, but I think most if they could would. Even if you did that doesn't mean it would make things better. Some girls with small boobs want them bigger so they will get more attention and some girls with a nice large rack say that guys only notice that and that is all they care about, both have valid points.

Now on to me. I walk a lot and stand on my feet a lot, and I used to walk a lot more. Because of this my feet take a beating. My feet are nasty. Hey I'm not a foot guy but some people have really pretty feet and toes but not me stay away. I could be totaly naked in a group orgy and my socks are staying on.

As much as I love porn (I really need to go buy some new ones to). I do think that there is some harm in it for guys. Just like Hollywood images and models can be bad for girls. I'm not saying people shouldn't try to look like the pretty people. But we need to remember that the beauty is part of what got them there. This is true in porn. Now I haven't gone out and measured guys in porn and not in porn to see if this is true, but most guys in porn and large dicks and some you think "how can that chick take that it doesn't even fit all the way in, och " . One has to remember that those guys are in porn for a reason and it won't get to you, well unless you are bigger then those guys and then you are a lucky mother fucker. So you have to remember these guys aren't trying to get the girl you are trying to pick up someplace and your penis is fine. I think that is where the self love comes in. See I'm no porn star but I love my penis I really do. I know that sounds crazy but I love how it looks and it doesn't really matter if anyone else loves how it looks, but it sure does help if someone else likes it. I'm not sure where this love comes from but it seems new. Yes in porn I love seeing some girl suck off some huge guy but that isn't really the same. Maybe it is more an aprication and an exceptance of what I have and that I love how it looks. I admit it is kinda odd, but it is the truth. But it isn't all about being about me, see if it was I would love how my feet look, so I'm saying it is a visual thing, but not sure.

I think that everyone should learn to love there own bodies and if there is something they don't like change what they don't like. But it needs to be for the right reasons like they don't like how they look and not because someone else doesn't like how they look. I know that there are things about me I would change if I could, that doesn't mean I'm not happy with who I am most of the time.
1. Good feet
2. Package longer and thicker
3. Tattooes not sure of what maybe dragons or a few really cool pictures I've thought off
4. Skin that is a little darker so that I don't burn in like an hour
5. Little bit taller and a little bit wider and thicker boned

Since I lost my train of thought I guess that is it.
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Category: sports

10/08/08 06:00 - 60ºF - ID#45998

Elite XC Controversy

So last Saturday I watched EliteXC it is one of the Brands of Mixed Martial Arts, it was on CBS and is sometimes on showtime, not sure of what kind of deal they have. Ken Shamrock was supposed to fight Kimbo Slice but Ken got a cut and when he was interviewed on the show you could tell how down he was and that he thought he should be able to fight. So two people who weren't planning to fight did. I guess after the event there was some controversy about something that was said to one of the fighters and this article is about that.

Petruzelli in center of Elite XC storm

By Dan Wetzel, Yahoo! Sports Oct 7, 5:55 pm EDT

Seth Petruzelli, after going from nobody to national celebrity for punching out Kimbo Slice, went on the radio Monday. He delivered a shot potentially more powerful than anything he threw Saturday.

He said his original plan against Kimbo was to get him to the ground and exploit his weak wrestling skills and submission defense. It made more sense than trading punches with a street brawler who outweighed him by 30 pounds. Petruzelli said he changed his mind though.

"The promoters kind of hinted to me, and they gave me the money to stand and trade with him," he told "The Monsters in Orlando" radio show. "They didn't want me to take him down, let's just put it that way. It was worth my while to try to stand up and punch with him."

The quote spoke of an attempt to if not rig the fight, then make it favorable for Slice, the main star and cash cow of the EliteXC promotion.

Such an action would be a disaster for mixed martial arts as it attempts to convince mainstream audiences it isn't scripted pro wrestling or a farcical Toughman contest. If EliteXC gave Petruzelli money to fight one way, it would open itself to all sorts of investigations.

The allegation rocketed around the country, making bigger post-fight news than pictures of Petruzelli in drag (more on that later. Needless to say, it's been a wild couple of days for him).

EliteXC's Jared Shaw immediately denied the fixing charge to Yahoo! Sports and fellow executive Jeremy Lappen did the same to

Tuesday, Petruzelli said he got the story confused.

"What that meant was they offer a knockout bonus, submission bonuses, fight of the night bonuses," Petruzelli said in a phone interview. "I think it just got misconstrued. I wanted to have an exciting fight and I wanted the knock out bonus so I wanted to keep it standing."

So did they say anything about keeping the fight off the ground?

"They just said, 'we want to see an exciting fight no matter what happens.' I took it as I wanted the knockout bonus."

That explanation won't appease some conspiracy theorists, if only because the original statement sounds more believable.

Then there is the general distrust of the organization, where the cards often seem more show than sport. Although the last two televised cards were mostly strong, memories remain of exploding cauliflower ears, silly introductions and using the popular but unproven Slice as a headliner.

Besides, it's no secret Elite XC had a vested interest in Kimbo winning. Jared Shaw even charged the cage and screamed at the referee that Slice had been hit illegally. Shaw has since apologized for that reaction.

"He spent a lot of money to build up Kimbo," Petruzelli said. "If I saw one of my guys I spent millions on getting his face pounded I'd get upset also."

Then there's CBS, which gave up any pretense of journalism in favor of unseemly propaganda.

The network previously embarrassed itself by comparing Kimbo to great sports figures such as Tiger Woods. This time, Gus Johnson's declaration that Petruzelli's triumph was "the most incredible victory in the history of mixed martial arts" was laughably ridiculous.

The worst was Johnson repeating the party line that Slice didn't hesitate to switch opponents from an injured Ken Shamrock. That was simply a lie. Slice demanded a cash bonus on top of his $500,000 payout just to get in the cage with Petruzelli, according to Lappen.

"We made it up to him," Lappen said.

For a stretch, the replacement wasn't going to be Petruzelli but Frank Shamrock, Ken's brother. Frank said Saturday he was even cleared by the Florida commission to fight. Lappen said he didn't think that was true, although he did admit there were discussions with Frank.

CBS was certainly privy to that information since Frank was at the arena as its color commentator. It was never mentioned on the air though. Frank told Yahoo! Sports Saturday it was CBS officials who blocked him from taking on Slice.

When the broadcasts have no objectivity, perspective or news value and the promoters are openly rooting for one fighter and not the other, how can anyone believe anything these guys say or do?

For his part, Petruzelli said he wishes he hadn't made the original comment. He swears no one from EliteXC has called him and pressured a retraction.

The entire thing has put a damper on his sudden surge of fame. That and the pictures on the internet of him in drag, of course.

"Man, people aren't going to let those down, are they?" he said. "Everything in costumes was (for) Halloween. I always dress in crazy stuff. All the leather and that sort of stuff, it's all done in fun.

"I want to put that to rest right now. I'm officially 100 percent not gay," he said. "I've been happily married for two years and been with her for five years."

He laughed at the entire speculation. He laughed at a lot of things Tuesday. And who can blame him? Last week he was a part-time fighter who was competing on the non-televised undercard for a four-figure payout. His main job was owner of a Smoothie King stand.

Now he's an overnight celebrity after 4.59 million people watched him TKO Kimbo.

He just wishes he could do it again. He's begging for a rematch and the big payout it would bring.

"But I don't think he was receptive to that," Petruzelli said. "Kimbo doesn't want the rematch. He wants no part of that."

He said that dropping Slice with a single short right despite leaning back on one foot was no fluke and he can do it again.

While Kimbo had a reputation for taking punches from his YouTube videos - he often let guys take free shots that didn't faze him - Petruzelli said there's a big difference between a professional fighter and those dudes.

"The thing is, they are arm-punching," Petruzelli said. "It's like little flicks with their arms. There's no weight behind it, there's no turning of the hips. It's how you throw it and where you throw it.

"If we fight again, the same thing will happen."

EliteXC should make it happen. Only this time demand its executives stay seated and its broadcast partner at least attempt professionalism.

Everyone could use the dose of credibility.

I'm not sure if this is now a cover up, or if someone just misuderstood, but it is interesting to think about.
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