Archive for May, 2012

“Avengers Assemble!”

Posted in Articles on May 7, 2012 by fiman61

Now, I don’t want to alarm anyone, but The Avengers movie has made like a gazillion dollars this weekend. Yeah a gazillion (which I am pretty sure is a real number). Marvel and Disney are making so much money they are burning it, they are literally burning money. They are playing Monopoly with real money. The movie has a fistful of opening day records from the U.S. to the Phillipine Islands. Everyone loves it, the media loves, the critics actually like it, and it seems like every fifth person on facebook is jumping up and down about awesome it is or how they waiting in line to see the movie. Well, we would not be doing our job here at this site if we did not see the movie to see what the ruckus was about.

Overall I was very pleased with the movie. Joss Whedon did good, he did real good. He made a movie that appeals to the casual movie goer and the hardcore comic book fan (such as myself). A couple of things I liked in particular order (and without spoilers): Tony Stark’s wit, the Black Widow being 10x cooler than in Iron Man 2, Tom Hiddleston stealing scenes as Loki, the introduction of the SHIELD carrier, the little shout outs to the comic book fans (LMDs), and letting the Hulk…well smash. And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention a few little things that bother me: stop calling it the Tesseract and the lets not really get into how Thor got back to Earth” approach in the movie.

As always please remember to sit around and wait about 3 minutes after the credits start rolling for the lead in for future movies. I know your reaction will be either A. Awesome he/she is going to be in the next movie or B. Going to google to try to figure out who you just saw and than going to wikipedia after you find the name because you still don’t know who said person is.

And if you still need a reason to go see the movie

Posted by Nickay

“These hands are lucky, I can feel it…”

Posted in Competition on May 3, 2012 by oldcountrystrong

Alright guy let’s try and forget that The Avengers is coming out this weekend for a few second. Why? Because it’s time to get your picks in for this weekends bout of competitive exercise(Click Here).

We got four Regionals coming your way this weekend, two of them LOADED with marauders.

Same format as last week. Feel free to Pick as many of the Top three Men, Women and Teams as you’d like. Don’t ever count Dark Horse or Long shots out(Click Here). Feel free to plead your case in comments along with your choices.

Below I have all four Regions listed with the two Intercontinental Events being the Show Stoppers(Click Here) this weekend. 

Asia – Click Here

Africa – Click Here

South West – Click Here

Mid Atlantic – Click Here

Who’s feeling lucky on picks?

Posted By: Z

“If it Bleeds, we can Kill it.”

Posted in Athletes, Lifestyle on May 1, 2012 by Swole Patrol

If you’ve spent much time at all around the club you’ve no doubt heard that quote.  Or perhaps you’re more partial to an all time favorite of the pipe hitters crew.

This isn’t going to be a post about Predator the movie, all though that movie is one of the greatest movies ever made. This is going to be about a real American hero, a real life sexual tyrannosaurus, and a real life predator, Don “The Predator” Frye.

Don is an original American badass, a pioneer of MMA, and a pipe hitting, yard stomping, flag waving, booze drinking, kiss stealing, lady killing machine!  If that picture isn’t enough to convince you of his awesomeness maybe a shot from his collegiate days at Arizona State will change your mind.

You’ll notice the whisper of what was to become the most legendary mustache in all of sport.  Don Frye was my inspiration to always rock a “Battle Stache” when ever I entered a competition: grappling, mma fight, PipeHitters Classic.  The mustache can harness fighting spirit and when you wear it with pride a little piece of the Predator comes to bang with you.

Don Frye turned his success on the wrestling mat into a hall of fame career in the cage and the ring.  He was coached by Dan “The Beast” Severn, another man with a badass mustache, and followed him to the UFC.  He was a wrecking machine in the original days of the UFC: no weight class, no time limit, no rules, one night tournaments.  He won UFC 8, UCF Ultimate Ultimate 1996, and runner up at UFC 10 losing only to Mark Coleman.

After his run in the UFC Frye made his way to Japan to fight in Pride in front of a crowd that could fully appreciate his fighting spirit, winning and losing are mere formalities, the way in which you fight is more important.  Nobody fought like Don Frye, he was the first cross trained MMA fighter having a background in amateur wrestling, a black belt in Judo, and boxing.  So fearless was the Predator that he refused to tap out and accepted a kickboxing fight with the reigning world champion kickboxer.

No fight in Don Fry’s career summed up his attitude and fighting spirit more that his legendary battle with Yoshihiro Takayama, this clip might be the best 15 minutes of your day but if you just want some great fighting skip to 3:52:

That fight may have been the height of Frye’s career and most certainly made him a legend in Japan.  You’ll note the mustache took most of the shots from Takayama and allowed the Predator to walk right through them.  Think about that next time you’ve got a big date, meeting, competition, child birth, wedding, the mustache will see you through.

Posted By: Johnny