Germain Arena, in Estero, Florida was home to a teeming crowd of 100 people who turned out this past Saturday to see Terry “Hulk Hogan,” Bollea talk about a subject he knows all too well, the high cost of property taxes.
Archive for August 17th, 2009
Stretching from July 26th to August 2nd, Belfast, Ireland saw an influx of athletes entering the city. The residents would be forgiven if they didn’t automatically look upon the athletes for their skill, after all, it’s not often that a city sees an influx of hundreds of dwarves all at once.
With hundreds of competitors, from over 20 countries and ranging in age from 2-70, the 5th annual games — held every 4th year in a different locale — were a huge success. Among the events included in the games were track and field stapels like the 10, 20, 40, 60 and 100 meter track races, the tennis ball throw, Frisbee throw, cricket ball throw, shot, discus and javelin. The fun didn’t end at the track though, among the other events there were football, basketball and even that CLASSIC Summer Olympics game, hockey.
Now, I’m not the greatest athlete, but I can at least hold my own in pretty much any game. That said, I think I might get housed by these athletes.
Except the 2 year old, I’d totally CRUSH that kid.
A mere 17 years after he was brutally — and unfairly — beaten by some Los Angeles police officers, leading to near-catastrophic riots in LA, Rodney King is ready for revenge. As part of a charity boxing tournament, he will finally get a chance to fight back against the police, taking on a Philadelphia cop.
Fresh off stints on VH1′s “Sober Living” and “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew,” King is primed to make this fight count, insisting it will be totally legit.
“I take this very seriously,” King stated in a press release. “Never felt better — physically and in the mind.”
“I know some people will see the irony here . . . But I would have fought anyone who was worthy.”
I think the more accurate statement is “I would have fought anyone, so long as I was getting paid.” but either way, Rodney gets to finally take a swing BACK at a cop and I for one am only sad it took 17 years.
Simon Aouad, the police officer King will be up against is no angel himself. Arrested in 2006 and charged with drug possession, delivery and paraphernalia, Aouad had attracted attention when an intruder tried to break in and Aouad chased him away with multiple gunshot. This way the crowd won’t feel bad rooting against a hometown cop, I like it, smart move by whoever organized this thing.
The fight will be on September 12, in Philadelphia and also on the card will be Scott Cummings whose sole claim to celebrity is that at different points he was the bodyguard for Michael Jackson and Donald Trump. Now THAT’s a resume!