As Raw went off the air tonight, many pro wrestling fans were left staring at the television with their jaws dropped, their eyes wide open, and a prolonged “oh my gosh” feeling. Upon knowing that CM Punk is set to walk away from renewing his contract with the WWE, he delivered a shoot promo that was probably the greatest of the past five, maybe ten, years. Punk let it all hang out from airing his true feelings about his treatment, and his time with the company. It made for riveting television right before his mic was cut off as Punk was just about to delve into McMahon personally, along with the WWE’s Anti-bullying campaign. Kudos to the WWE for allowing Punk to air as much as he did as well. Anyhow, for those that missed it, or for the diehards that simply want to watch it again, below is the awesome promo by CM Punk.
I said back in July when Kevin Durant rocked the NBA world with his trade request, that he "showed us who he was". It wasn't a negative comment, but one that encompasses his entire career being a product of our current sport climate - success and focus on legacy. We emphasize the value of a career on rings, and thus, Durant has too. Why wouldn't he?! Upon waking up and realizing that Durant will don the purple and orange for the Phoenix Suns in what is clearly now a team to watch come the NBA Playoffs, I find myself further pondering if Kevin Durant is the prime result of what we - yes, us! - have done to the modern athlete. Today, Durant is one of the greatest basketball players I've ever seen. EVER. The dude is rare. He's a seven-foot magician which makes defending him even more difficult based on how damn efficient he is on the basketball court. It's downright poetic and beautiful to watch Durant play. And yes, I'm romanticizing his game. I belie