NFL Week 12 Recap: Overtime...Why Did It Have to Be Overtime?
For the recap of the Thanksgiving and Black Friday games that kicked off Week 12, click here. We all love overtime, don't we? Overtime means more of the game we love. This season is actually a milestone: it's the 50th season of overtime in the NFL. It was beginning in the 1974 season that the overtime period was finally introduced to regular season games; before that year, overtime only took place in the playoffs. It was purely sudden death until 2010, which was the year that playoff games received the OT rules that exist even now. Those rules would be instilled into regular season games in 2012, and it was in 2022 that the OT rules were changed again for playoff games. In any event, the overtime period in the NFL is amazing, and so many football fans love it.
Avalanche Game 20 Recap: When You're Hot, You're Hot
From what we've seen in the last few games, the Colorado Avalanche that we know and we're used to? That team is back. The Avs picked up a huge Black Friday victory over the Minnesota Wild, but it's right back to work a day later. This time, the Avalanche returned home to face off against the Calgary Flames for the first time all season. With this, the Avs have one Pacific team they have yet to face this year: the Edmonton Oilers. Colorado entered this meeting with a 6-2 record against Pacific opponents.
Survivor Series 2023 Recap: He's Back...AGAIN
Well...CM Punk is back for the umpteenth time. Oh boy. Let's get this out of the way, shall we? So the main event was the men's WarGames bout: Cody Rhodes, Seth Rollins, Sami Zayn, "Main Event" Jey Uso, and Randy Orton against the Judgment Day and Drew McIntyre. It looked like the babyface side would be shorthanded, as it was teased that Orton hadn't arrived and wouldn't do so. The Judgment Day and McIntyre appeared to have that permanent 5-on-4 power play well in hand. It even looked like we'd see a Money In The Bank cash-in during WarGames!
NFL Thanksgiving & Black Friday Recap: All You Need is Love
Week 12 is not over, but despite this, I decided to split the recap into two parts, with this story centering on the Thanksgiving games, as well as the NFL's first-ever Black Friday game. One reason is that it'll be easier to cover each portion of the week, as everyone played this week, though because of the holidays, only 12 games are played on Sunday and Monday. Another reason is because I wanted to put a special spotlight on the four games, especially the Black Friday game.
Avalanche Game 19 Recap: Top of the Mountain
The Colorado Avalanche have been on a bit of a winning tear as of late, with the latest show being a 5-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday. After enjoying Thanksgiving and all that came with it, the Avs got back to work on Black Friday, this time against the Minnesota Wild. Oh boy. We Avs fans are mighty sick of the Minnesota Wild. Here's a fun fact. This rivalry is the longest running division rivalry in the overall history of the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche. Even the old provincial rivalry between the Nordiques and Canadiens in the Adams Division wasn't as long as this one; they were division foes from 1981-1995. The Avs and the Wild have been division rivals since 2000--over 20 years. Whether it's the old Northwest Division, the current Central Division, or even that shortened season in the localized West Division, these two teams just can't get away from each other.
Should Beth Phoenix Turn Heel One More Time?
What can I say about Beth Phoenix that I haven't said already in a few stories on here? I'm a huge fan of Beth and have been for so long. She is just amazing as hell; I love her abilities, her look, and the way she carries herself during her bouts. Beth's induction into WWE's Hall of Fame in 2017 was definitely well deserved, and recent years have seen Beth make various appearances on screen, which have included competing in the Women's Rumble, doing commentary on NXT, and especially working alongside her Hall of Fame husband, Adam "Edge" Copeland.
A Look at Lena Yada's Brief and Interesting WWE Run
First off, Happy Thanksgiving! So while I was on YouTube, I found something that just absolutely surprised me and warmed my heart: Ring The Belle, a YouTube page that features various interviews from many stars of women's wrestling, featured quite a surprising guest in the form of Lena Yada. DS Shin, the host of the Ring The Belle interviews, is just amazing; he always brings it and gets pretty much everyone from the world of women's wrestling, so I really shouldn't have been surprised when he managed to get an interview with Lena Yada, who I am still a huge fan of.
Avalanche Game 18 Recap: Giving Thanks
The Colorado Avalanche entered Game 18 of 82 coming off an evening where certain victory was snatched from the team at the last moment. In the last game before Thanksgiving is celebrated in the U.S., the Avs returned to Ball Arena to face off against a very strong Vancouver Canucks club. These were two teams who were pretty much cut from the same cloth. Nathan MacKinnon vs Elias Pettersson, Alexandar Georgiev vs Thatcher Demko, and the highlighted matchup, Cale Makar vs Quinn Hughes.
The Lasting Legacy of the Garcia Twins
Today, the Garcia Twins, Brie and Nikki, celebrate another milestone. It's a very personal milestone for the twins: the big 4-0. I'm always amazed by these legendary women; they have done a hell of a lot in their overall careers, going from wrestlers and champions to bonafide celebrities in one fell swoop.
NFL Week 11 Recap: The Last Straw
Nine months ago, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs faced each other in Super Bowl LVII, and it was quite the clash. One of the highest scoring big games in history, the Chiefs won 38-35 to capture their third championship, and their second with Patrick Mahomes. As for the Eagles, they licked their wounds and spent the months that passed preparing for payback. Finally, on the evening of November 20, 2023, the Eagles had their chance.
Villainess Review: Mary Jo Clarkson (Blue Bloods)
So, the news broke early on November 20, 2023: Blue Bloods is ending. The long-running CBS series was one of many hampered by this year's strike, though shortly after the strike ended, CBS announced their post-strike returns for their shows, and regarding Blue Bloods, the show 14th and final season will kick off on February 16, 2024. In addition to the news that Season Fourteen will be it for the series, it was also announced that the final season will consist of 18 episodes, with 10 airing during the spring, while the final eight will air in the fall.
Avalanche Game 17 Recap: WTF?!
With a three game winning streak, as well as a massive comeback win in Dallas, the Colorado Avalanche entered Nashville for the second leg of their two-game divisional road trip. In recent years, the Avalanche and the Nashville Predators have had some interesting encounters. This includes two playoff matchups, with the Preds winning in 2018, while the Avs swept them in 2022 during the Stanley Cup run. This meeting is the first of three between the clubs, but they will not see each other again until March.