On Coach’s ESPN Debut: Great to hear that Jonathan Coachman has started his new gig for ESPN with his first assignment being on ESPN News. I expect to see Coachâ<80><99>s career advance nicely on ESPN after he gets his feet wet reading the sports on ESPN News. Coachman can do play by play and has done college football along with menâ<80><99>s and womenâ<80><99>s hoops which will help him move up. Specifically having experience broadcasting womenâ<80><99>s basketball is a nice caveat for the Coach to have in his pocket. Do you think coach will ever be reminded of the “Country Whipping Match”, and I use the term “match” extremely loosely, by any of his You Tubing contemporaries? I was reminded of that debacle recently by a friend and I weakened and sort of watched that train wreck again. I am trying to quit and I may need an intervention of sorts. Coach can tell his new pals that our quarter hour did get a nice rating in front of a sell out crowd in the great city of Chicago. Thatâ<80><99>s what all us “old timers” do. It is called selective memory.
On Hardy vs. MVP at SummerSlam: Nice to see that Jeff Hardyâ<80>¦Twist â<80>~O Fateâ<80>¦Whisper in the Windâ<80>¦is getting a shot to show his stuff at Summerslam against an equally fortunate MVP. Both Jeff and MVP are highly talented individuals and I can see the day when perhaps this match and certainly both men will be headlining PPVs. These matches for wrestlers who are hungry to continue to move toward regular, main event status are imperative to have a “great” showing not simply have a “solid match”. Solid can often times mean average and Summerslam is no place for any one to be average especially two, future stars. Arguably Jeff Hardy is rapidly approaching the next level (Iâ<80><99>m not so sure that Jeff hasnâ<80><99>t at least stepped foot on the Promised Land) while MVP needs to get back on the roll he had going several months ago. August 17 is a great place for both Hardy and MVP to rock the Conseco Center.
On Friday’s WWE Releases: Friday might not have been the best day for some wrestlers to answer their cell phones or home phones or Blackberrys or emails or even answer their front doors. Six individuals, at my last count, had been “future endeavored” out of the WWE which is never a good day at the office for any one involved. These are tough pieces of news to deliver (I know of what I speak) but the individuals who are released and their families are the oneâ<80><99>s that are obviously the hardest hit. I sincerely wish every one who got bad news on Friday the best and would encourage them to persevere and not to give up on their dreams. Getting oneâ<80><99>s “walking papers” isnâ<80><99>t the end of the worldâ<80>¦take it from me.