Archive for August, 2012

“I’m not quiet sure of Your Tactics…”

Posted in Articles on August 30, 2012 by oldcountrystrong

Being Russian I felt this Video on both Kettlebelling and Wrestling would be a bit… Different?

Not sure how to feel about that….

Posted by: Z

“So what the f@#k are we talking about?”

Posted in Articles on August 28, 2012 by fiman61

This is it folks, we have come to the finals of the I/C Bigger Dance. We have had screen heroes rise and fall with a fair share of arguments in between. But it was worth it, all for this, the big dukeroo. In one corner the challenger to the Hollywood throne, Leo,  and in the other corner the champ, Jack Nicholson, in a matchup people are calling the “The Floorside Lakers Game Championship” (ok really only me).

Leo on the road to the finals beat Welsey Snipes, Ed Norton, Sean Connery, and in the final four match up legend Robert DeNiro. Leo has Big Mo’ on his side, converting voters as they acknowledge how good of an actor he really is. He has faced adversity in the competition and has pushed through it.

What more can you say about Jack? The Man, the Showstopper, the Icon. He has been a out of control freight train this whole competition, smashing Liam Neeson, Kurt Russell, Arnold, and Clint Eastwood. The overall #1 seed, can he finish off the youngster and keep what is his?

For some reason, when I think of this matchup, I am drawn to one of the first movies where I discovered how much I liked Leo, The Quick and the Dead. One scene in particular really determines in my mind the outcome of this matchup…cue clip.

But thats my opinion man, tell us yours.

Posted by: Nickay

“Gorillas don’t bark dude”

Posted in Articles, Competition on August 26, 2012 by oldcountrystrong

The Club is on the road back from the Oregon Summer Games. This story and more will be told when we get back from OR. Till than keep frosty readers.

“Just Do Nothing”

Posted in Articles on August 23, 2012 by fiman61

So there was a little bit of turmoil today in the world of MMA. Here is a quick break down of what was supposed to be UFC 151 next Saturday. Jon Jones was supposed to fight Dan Henderson in the main event. Dan Henderson tears his MCL, he cannot fight. UFC is worried, they have never cancelled a card since Dana White has taken over. No other light heavyweight is willing to take the champ on short notice. But one middleweight was. Who would have the brass balls take such a fight. The People’s Champ, Chael Sonnen, thats who!

Chael said he would step up for the company and fight Jon Jones.

Great, what do you say Jon? Fight the People’s Champ?

No, thanks.

Excuse me?

Me and my coach Greg Jackson have thought it over, we don’t want it.

So why would Greg Jackson tell Jones not to fight Sonnen? My guess is that the discussion between them went something like this.

So Dana White pulled out the remaining hairs left on his body out. But it’s cool, call Lyoto, he has the next shot. Him and Jones will fight at the next PPV. He is on his way to his family farm in the Amazon ok, get him on the phone. Wait he does’nt want the fight on that short of notice. Cue Dana losing it in, 3, 2, 1…

Remember Chael took the Michael Bisping fight on 8 days notice, you know why? Because he is from the tough streets of West Linn, OR. He has the old school fighter mindset, let’s just fight and we will short the rest out later. But rejoice Sonnenaniacs worldwide. This means one thing, that Jon Jones was scared of losing but more importantly that Jon Jones forfeitted his championship match. Add light heavyweight champion to the People’s Champ list of accomplishments.

On a serious note, Jaime is good friends with Jeff Houghland, a local fighter who was scheduled to fight on that card. Hopefully his fight gets rescheduled soon but no matter what he has been screwed out of his time, preparation, and the money that went into his training. So Jon “Bone” Jones, can you send Jeff some Nike shirts for his kids for school? I mean seeing as you cost their dad a shit load of money, that’s the least you can do.

Posted by Nickay

‘But you can’t make an omelette without cracking a few eggs”

Posted in Uncategorized on August 22, 2012 by fiman61

Alright it’s late, really fucking late. Like if I eat anything right now I will turn into a gremlin late. So this will be short and sweet. We are down to the Final Four for the IC Bigger Dance. Let’s get to the matchups.

DeNiro v. DiCaprio

The old guard vs. the new guard. One of my favorite director of all time (Martin Scorsese) first go to guy (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas) vs. his current go to guy (Gangs of New York, the Aviator, the Departed). Both actors are able to convey different sets of emotions without saying a single word perfectly. Tell you the truth if I were asked to name a counterpart of the opposite generation for either of these actors it would be the other guy.  Here is a scene from the one movie they were in together.

Eastwood vs. Nicholson

Icon vs. icon. This matchup will push all the limits of decision making. Does Clint’s combination of acting and directing help overcome the sheer disadvantage in acting the Nicholson have This is in my opinion the classic movie star vs. actor argument. Eastwood had the classic films of his youth (Man without a name, Dirty Harry) combined with the critical acclaim of his twilight years (amazing success as a director, 2 nominations for acting, 2 movies in which he starred in which would Best Picture). But how does that compare with the sheer critical acclaim of Nicholson.  Nicholson has starred in 10 movies nominated for Best Picture (second all time for actors) 3 of which won  all of which he played a key part in. He has 13 Oscar nominations for acting (all time record for actors) with 3 wins in acting (tied for first all time for actors). I think the answer is clear who the winner here is Clint lovers but you don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about on the blog, you want watch Nicholson, you need me on that wall.

Goodnight.

Posted by Nickay

“That Escalated Quickly…”

Posted in Competition on August 19, 2012 by oldcountrystrong

Another Flawless PipeHitters in the Books. I’m still taking it all in personally and have a busy week ahead of me before The Clubs down in Bend next Weekend for Oregon Summer Games. So I’d ask you guys to list your favorite moments from the weekend while you wait on my recap.

The writeup will be pretty similar to this…

Posted by: Z

“May the Odds be ever in your Favor…”

Posted in Competition on August 16, 2012 by oldcountrystrong

Well its here folks…

It’s our Third Annual PipeHitters Classic. 

The word here being Ours.

I put this event on for you guys. I put it on to give you a place to have your day. We don’t train for any one sport. Yes, we’re good at lifting. Yes, we’re good at Crossfit. Yes, We’re good at Kettlebells. Yes, we are good at Kicking the Shit out of Life. Really fucking good at that.

We excel in these areas because of a program you all have decided to dedicate to. And because of all your hard work we put this event on for you guys. It’s our event and I’m proud of everyone taking part or helping in it.

Because of all you we have again been able to Raise money for the Behind the Badge Foundation which is very important to the Club.

Competing is important to the Club too. I use to post an inspirational video before each time the Club would go out to waive it’s flag. Traditions are another thing that are important to the Club. And the one I’m following going into this weekend actually started before Regionals. I’m not sure who started it but getting on facebook and seeing everyones profile changed to the Club Badge sure ment a lot to me as competitor.

So here we go, if you dont have any issues posting your Badge as your profile pick tomorrow and saturday show your fellow Club members and your fellow competitors your support and who we are.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is our Event boys and girls take pride in that. Good Luck and Good Hunting.

Posted by: Z