Revolutionary War Was Wild

Today is a huge day in our country’s existence. Election Day is something that should be important to everybody. The entire backbone of our country is epitomized in 1 day. A day that the sum of our people’s means more than those individuals who have power. A day where no matter who we are, everybody’s opinions are worth the exact same. One vote.

In the brutally intense political climate we live in, folks have wildly invested emotional feelings with the mere mention of anything regarding politics.. if you watch MSNBC, you’re a communist who hates America. And if you watch Fox News, you’re a racist. We all know that. But today should be a day where we are proud to live here. Proud of our peers for believing in what they believe. Still, in 2018, I have visited countries that would LOVE to be heard in a democratic fashion. I know America isn’t perfect. But it’d be nice if the communists and racists would just start talking to each other more instead of the complete opposite. Humans are built to negotiate. Humans are built to have our opinions changed with the receiving of information.

No matter who wins today, regardless of what side you’re on, I think it’s time to start holding our politicians accountable for making our country operate in a much healthier fashion. We don’t need our politicians only telling us what we’re mad about, we need them to go fix the problems that are making us mad as well. I truly believe genuine open conversation can help with that. Folks might say that I’m just too naive in thinking that, but I really believe it. Too often if someone views something different, the conversation ends with that person instead just beginning. Let’s learn about why people feel the way they feel, then figure out a way to meet and make things a bit better. On both sides..

There’s my Election Day rant.. now what you’re really here for.. did you know this?

I think so 😂

Oh yeah… I just learned how to blog. We’re blogging now. Huge shout out to the pirate ship and Mr Portnoy for learning me up about this internet world. Very excited to see what we can do with PatMcAfeeShow.com.

Cheers,

Pat

Liddell vs. Ortiz 3: Does Anyone Care?

MMA fans went crazy in 2004 when these two legendary UFC rivals first faced-off in the octagon.  They went even crazier when they had their rematch in 2006…

Now, Golden Boy Promotions is promoting Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 as The Trilogy.  Technically, yes…it’s the third fight so it’s The Trilogy but those other two fights were a long ass time ago.  12 years to be exact.  12 fighter years.  That’s like 80 in human years.  So, The Trilogy is misleading to me.  In my mind, The Trilogy is synonymous with Grand Finale, which this is definitely not.  They should call it The Third Fight That Doesn’t Mean Shit.  It’s more accurate…but I get that it’s wordy.

So, why is Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions making this fight happen?  Does anyone care?  These guys fought twice while in their prime.  Liddell knocked Ortiz out in their first matchup and won by TKO stoppage in the second.  So, Liddell goes down in history as the better fighter.  That’s how fighting has always worked.  But now in an era where Viagra helps old men think they’re not old and the Internet helps the ridiculous make more money than the legitimate, the rules have changed.

UFC President Dana White, who also happens to be a close, personal friend of Chuck Liddell, begged him to retire from the UFC in 2010 after tarnishing his legacy and risking his future well-being by taking cringe-worthy beatings in 5 of his last 6 fights.  He just wasn’t physically able to compete at the top level anymore and he was too far into his career to suppress his instinct to stand toe-to-toe and bang.  That’s a recipe for disaster for a fighter well past his prime and White knew that over 10 years ago.

Now, De La Hoya and company are putting him back in the cage to battle a 43-year-old Tito Ortiz for the third time.  A 43-year-old Ortiz who’s still competitive by the way.  He beat Chael Sonnen in Bellator 170 in January of last year by rear-naked choke in the first round.  Granted, Chael Sonnen isn’t what he once was either, but he’s definitely no walk in the park.  Couple that with the fact Liddell hasn’t fought anyone in over a decade and it’s clear to see that the deck is stacked against The Iceman.

Tito Ortiz submits Chael Sonnen in the first round at Bellator 170 in January 2017

So, let’s go back to my initial two questions.  Why is this fight happening?  Does anyone care?  Unfortunately, the answer to the second question also answers the first.  Yes, people do care.  Enough people to make Golden Boy Promotions a lot of money via PPV and to ensure both Liddell and Ortiz more money than they have ever received for a single fight in their career.  That being said, I feel too many people care for the wrong reasons.  No one that purchases this fight wants to see Ortiz win.  That sucks for him but that’s the fuel that powers this crazy train to Disaster Town.  A large majority of old school fans will order this fight because they want nothing more than to relive one more night of Chuck Liddell greatness and there’s no one else they’d rather see take the brunt of that, than The Huntington Beach Bad Boy.  THAT’S THE FANTASY!  But what’s the reality?

Liddell dies?  Not likely, but…  Liddell suffers permanent brain damage?  Possibly.  Liddell loses in embarrassing fashion?  Probably.  But none of this matters.  “The Iceman Cometh” is the bumper sticker of far too many old Chuck Liddell fans; and their belief in his successful return to the sport, despite its lunacy, is unwavering.

Earlier, I blamed Viagra and the Internet for this fight happening and I do believe each plays a role, but mostly I blame Sylvester Stallone.  We all loved watching a 60-year-old Rocky Balboa step back in the ring to achieve greatness one last time.  Unfortunately, for Chuck Liddell and everyone that loves him, this is real life.  And unlike Stallone’s movies, real life doesn’t always have a happy ending.

Sylvester Stallone, if you read this before it’s too late, Chuck needs money.  Please cast him in The Expendables 4 so he can cancel this stupid fucking fight and ride out retirement as the badass we remember.

@toddmccomas


Explosive 10 Pin Teetering

Muhammad Ali once said.. “The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.

Obviously what 🐐 cuzzie is referring to is the most important part of the process~> preparation. All the hours and hours of work that you have put in so that when your moment comes you have no other choice but to dominate.. This video is exactly what he was referring to I believe

https://twitter.com/codybtapp/status/1058401742994464768?s=21

We’ve seen bowling celebrations before.. But have we seen the 10 pin, who happens to be the most explosive player in the league’s history, teeter and almost not fall before? NO.. that’s why when you see this celebration on ALLL of the highlight accounts on the internet in the near future.. you realize that practice matters. A coach once said.. “Practice doesn’t make perfect. PERFECT practice makes Perfect.” That guy was a bit of a dick. But in this case. That wasn’t perfect practice. 14 lost his patience and stood up to quick.

What will happen when 70,000 people are there in attendance, and millions watching at home? Will they be able to pull off the greatest human bowling celebration in history?

I’m saying yes. What say you?

Kid Born With Cannon Leg

This dude has a… CANNON.

https://twitter.com/mnprepspotlight/status/1058445438100086784?s=21

Scoring off the kickoff is such a hilariously beautiful move. You have to be a very confident/borderline arrogant human to even attempt to do such a thing. I only know that because I tried it every single time I got the chance back when I was playing.. I was called an asshole by my teammates regularly for attempting and failing the moon shot. With that being said, I’m very proud of little cuzzie here for pulling it off… But for the goalie… This poor goalie. OT.. Looks to be some sort of championship.. Getting scored on from a kickoff to lose it.. that’s a tough pill to swallow.

Will Ferrell’s Home Invasion

If you want to win an election for Governor of Georgia, you don’t need to spend a bunch of money on political attack ads against your opponent.  All you need is the most beloved celebrity in the history of celebrity to campaign for you door-to-door.

Will Ferrell went Old School in support of Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams by knocking on doors to encourage people to vote early.  Next to maybe Jesus, is there anyone better to have in your corner?  

In fact, I’m going to go out on a limb here and say I’d choose Ferrell over Jesus.  When you’re Jesus it’s hard not to bring religion into the mix, so why risk that.  Everyone loves Will Ferrell!  “Darlene, who’s at the damn door?!  Oh my God!  It’s Ricky Bobby!!!”  Score two votes from a couple that’s never voted before.

https://giphy.com/gifs/talladega-nights-ricky-bobby-what-a-movie-gDs7TUp2HjpHq

I usually lean Republican but I’d vote Marxist if it got me a selfie with Will Ferrell.  I don’t know Stacey Abrams and I don’t know her politics but I love me some Will Ferrell.  I’m not assuming the fine people of Georgia are as shallow as I am, but if I was a betting man I’d take Abrams at +100.  By the way, she’s the only candidate that’s not opposing sports betting legislation.  I looked it up.

@toddmccomas

PMS 2.0 018 – Wild Time To Be Alive.. ESPN Put Me On TV

On today’s show, Pat breaks down his trip to Bristol and the ESPN campus and his gig on Get Up, and what he thought of the whole process, and discusses some of the different locations he checked out while in New York. The guys also chat about Logan Paul potentially fighting in the UFC, Whitey Bulger being killed in prison, all the political ads that have been running the last few months, and take a hard look at what board game Pat could potentially be playing tomorrow for his mybookie challenge. Also included is a conversation about Reese’s setting up a trade-in machine for bad candy, and the guys do a deep dive into everything that happened up through the NFL trade deadline and what the impact has on all the teams involved. It’s a good one. Come and laugh with us, cheers.

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PMS 2.0 017 – The Greatest Scorer In The History Of Scoring.. Adam Vinatieri

On today’s show, Pat starts by interviewing The GOAT, and now most prolific point scorer in NFL history, Adam Vinatieri. They chat about his mindset during the game against the Raiders, how he’s feeling coming off an injury against Buffalo, and he looks back on his career in an incredible interview (0:00-13:10). Then, Pat and the guys dive into their Halloween weekends, look back on last week in the NFL including Pat’s experience when playing in London, the players from the Jaguars who were arrested for not paying a $64,000 bar tab, whether or not the league or any team has suspended a player for HGH, Digs’ bad quarterbacks of the week, and Pat reacts to Todd Haley and Hue Jackson getting fired from his hotel room in Connecticut. They also chat about the Red Sox winning the World Series, and Pat talks about his upcoming meetings at ESPN this week. It’s a good one, come and laugh with us. Cheers.

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