In an interview today, I was asked about "smart marks" on the Internet -- isn't that an oxymoron, like "celibate priest" or a "broad-minded Jerry Falwell?" While there are a few who try hard to be journalists, there are many who just want to be heard, probably because they are computer-loving geeks who don't have an athletic bone in their bodies and are mad at the world. They probably had their lunch money stolen by some big guy when they were young, and this is their way of "striking back."
I went on to explain that I once saw an Internet report about a match Cactus Jack was in. The report was in great detail, and then at the end, the report said that the best thing had happened: Apparently Cactus got close enough and the "reporter" got to touch Cactus. Can't you just see John Madden describing Ray Lewis and then smiling real big and announcing that when Mr. Lewis went through the tunnel Madden was able to reach out and touch him? Don't see it happening.
So when you see a report on the Internet, consider the source. Some of these guys make the rest look really bush league, and if you are one of the guys who gets hot about this then obviously I am talking about you, you wannabe geek.
My whole problem is I worry too much about being politically correct.
By the way, Storm's gimmick includes 1.) telling the audience to shut up, and 2.) occasionally making everyone stand for the Canadian national anthem. You know they don't know what to do with a wrestler when he's making fans stand for a national anthem. It's like waving a white flag and saying, "This guy has no personality -- we give up."
Originally posted by DirtyMikeSeaver probably because they are computer-loving geeks who don't have an athletic bone in their bodies and are mad at the world.
That's one of the things people don't like about athlete-types. They assume everyone else WANTS to be athletic and since they aren't then there world must be crushed.
I kinda agree with him on the whole "wrestling journalist" rant. Most of the guys out there suck and are just wannabe writers.
However, this whole "computer-loving geek" being mad at the world because they aren't athletic just proves what kind of person Bradshaw is. Athletic or not, intelligent or not -- a person can choose to be a dick or not to be a dick. Obviously, Bradshaw chooses the former.
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With WWE Films (or should that be HHH Films?) getting up and running, and if your paper is more an entertainment based publication, ask the wrestler some questions putting wrestling in an entertainment perspective.