Posts Tagged ‘California’

Here’s  Week  5  of  Arena  Football  2016  in  case  you  missed  it:

1.  04/29/2016:  THE  AFL  ON  ESPN:  Orlando  Predators  (5-0):  76                                                          Cleveland  Gladiators  (1-4).

2.  04/30/2016:  ARENA  FOOTBALL  ON  CBS  SPORTS  NETWORK:  Arizona  Rattlers  (5-0):  68                                                   Portland  Steel  (0-4):  21.

3.  05/01/2016:  THE  AFL  ON  ESPN:   Jacksonville  Sharks  (2-2):  33                                                 Tampa  Bay  Storm  (0-4):   27.

4.  05/02/2016: THE  UNIVISION  DEPORTES  NETWORK: Philadelphia  Soul (4-1):  56                               L.A.  KISS  (2-2):  33.

The  Orlando-Cleveland  and  Jacksonville-Tampa  games  were  streamed  on  ESPN3.

STILL  UNDEFEATED:  Orlando  and  Arizona.

Here  is  the  coverage  for  Week  6:

THE  CBS  SPORTS  NETWORK:  Tonight,  the  only  undefeated  streaks  in  the  league  are  on  the  line  as  Arizona  faces  Orlando  at  The  Amway  Center  at  7:30PM  ET/6:30PM  CT/5:30PM  MT/4:30PM  PT.

ESPN3:  Tonight,  Jacksonville will  face  Cleveland  at  The  Quicken  Loans  Arena  at  7:30PM  ET/6:30PM  CT/5:30PM  MT/4:30PM  PT.

And  on  Monday,  Portland  will  face  Los  Angeles  at  The  Honda  Center  in  Anaheim,  California  at  10PM  ET/9PM  CT/8PM  MT/7PM  PT.

NOTE:  DUE  TO  A  SCHEDULING  CONFLICT  WITH  THE  NATIONAL  BASKETBALL  ASSOCIATION’S  (NBA)  WESTERN  CONFERENCE  SEMIFINAL  PLAYOFF  SERIES  FEATURING  THE  GOLDEN  STATE  WARRIORS  VS.  THE  PORTLAND  TRAILBLAZERS,  THE  L.A.  KISS-PORTLAND   STEEL  GAME  THAT  WAS   SCHEDULED  FOR  TONIGHT  AT   THE  MODA  CENTER  WAS  MOVED  TO  MONDAY  IN  ANAHEIM.

THE  UNIVISION  DEPORTES  NETWORK:  On  Monday,  Tampa  will  face  Philadelphia  at  The  Wells  Fargo  Center  at  7PM  ET/6PM  CT/5PM  MT/4PM  PT.

For  more  information,  please  visit  ArenaFootball.com.   Thank  you.

After  a  technical  problem,  here’s  ArenaBowlXXVIII  in  case  you  missed  it:

08/29/2015:  THE  AFL  ON  ESPN:  ARENABOWLXXVIII:

From  The  Stockton  Arena  in  Stockton,  California:

San  Jose  SaberCats  (National  Conference  Champion):  68                                                                                                                                             Jacksonville  Sharks  (American  Conference  Champion):  47.

CONGRATULATIONS  TO  THE  NOW  FOUR-TIME  ARENABOWL  CHAMPION  SAN  JOSE  SABERCATS,  AND  THANK  YOU  ARENA  FOOTBALL  LEAGUE  FOR  28  GREAT  YEARS!!!!  HERE’S  TO  THE  NEXT  28!!!!!!!

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Here  are  the  playoffs  in  case  you  missed  them:

1.  08/22/2015:  THE  AFL  ON  ESPN:  THE  NATIONAL  CONFERENCE  CHAMPIONSHIP  GAME:  San  Jose  SaberCats  (19-1):   70                                                                            Arizona  Rattlers  (16-4):  67.

This  game  was  aired  on  ESPNEWS.

2.  08/23/2015:  ARENA  FOOTBALL  ON  CBS:  THE  AMERICAN  CONFERENCE  CHAMPIONSHIP  GAME:  Jacksonville  Sharks  (11-7):  61                                                                  Philadelphia  Soul  (16-4):  56.

Tonight,  San  Jose  will  face  Jacksonville  in  ArenaBowlXXVIII.  The  game  will  be  held  at  The  Stockton  Arena  in  Stockton,  California  at  7PM  ET/6PM  CT/5PM  MT/4PM  PT,  and  on  ESPN.  For  more  information,  please  visit  ArenaFootball.com.  Thank  you.

Here’s  Week  Two  of  Arena  Football  2015  in  case  you  missed  it:

1.  04/03/2015:  Orlando  Predators  (1-1):  55                                  Jacksonville  Sharks  (0-2):  54.

Tampa  Bay  Storm  (1-1):  54                                             Portland  Thunder  (1-1):  48.

2.  04/04/2015:  Cleveland  Gladiators  (2-0):  70                                              New  Orleans  VooDoo  (1-1):  42.

Philadelphia   Soul  (2-0):  54                                                 Spokane  Shock  (1-1):  43.

THE  AFL  ON  ESPN:  Las  Vegas  Outlaws  (1-1):  70                                               Arizona  Rattlers  (1-1):  53.

This  game  was  aired  on  ESPN2  and  WatchESPN.

San  Jose  SaberCats  (2-0):  54                                                    L.A.  KISS (0-2):  28.

ON  BYE  WEEK:  Pittsburgh  Power.

ESPN2  AND  WATCHESPN  COVERAGE:  Tonight,  The  Las  Vegas  Outlaws  head  to  The  Staples  Center  in  Los  Angeles,  California  to  battle  The  L.A.  KISS   at  10:30PM  ET/9:30PM  CT/8:30PM  MT/7:30PM  PT.

For  more  information,  please  visit  ArenaFootball.com.  Thank  you.

Here’s  Week  9  of  Arena  Football  in  case  you  missed  it:

1.  05/09/2014:  Pittsburgh  Power  (5-2):  52                                             Spokane  Shock (4-3):  41.

2.  05/10/2014:  NET10  ARENA  FOOTBALL  SATURDAY:  Philadelphia  Soul  (4-4):  79                                               New  Orleans  VooDoo  (1-6):  60.

Cleveland  Gladiators  (7-0):  45                                                           LA  KISS  (2-6):  42.

Jacksonville  Sharks  (3-5):  68                                                       Iowa  Barnstormers  (4-4):  48.

3.  05/11/2014:  Arizona  Rattlers  (8-0):  61                                             Portland  Thunder  (1-6):  32.

STILL  UNDEFEATED:  Cleveland  and  Arizona.

ON  BYE  WEEK:  Tampa,  Orlando,  San  Antonio  and  San  Jose.

DOUBLEHEADER   SATURDAY  COVERAGE:

1.  CBS  SPORTS  NETWORK:  The  LA  KISS  will  face  The  Pittsburgh  Power  at  The  Consol  Energy  Center  in  Pittsburgh,  Pennsylvania  at  6PM  ET/5PM  CT/4PM  MT/3PM  PT.

2.  ESPNNEWS  AND  WATCHESPN:  The  Portland  Thunder  will  face The  San  Jose  SaberCats  at  The  SAP  Center  in  San  Jose,  California  at  10PM  ET/9PM  CT/8PM  MT/7PM  PT.

For  more  information,  please  visit  ArenaFootball.com.  Thank  you.

 

Here’s  Week  7  of  Arena  Football  in case  you  missed   it:

1.  04/26/2014:  NET10  ARENA  FOOTBALL  ON  THE  CBS  SPORTS  NETWORK:  Spokane  Shock  (4-2):  53                                                  Tampa  Bay  Storm (3-4):  41.

Cleveland  Gladiators  (6-0):  55                                         Pittsburgh  Power  (4-2):  28.

Portland  Thunder  (1-5):  69                                                      Jacksonville  Sharks   (2-4):  62

Orlando  Predators  (5-2):  63                                                    New  Orleans  VooDoo  (1-5):  48.

Arizona  Rattlers  (6-0):   69                                                      San  Antonio   Talons  (1-6):  59.

San  Jose  SaberCats  (4-3):  48                                                       LA   KISS  (2-4):   32.

2.  04/27/2014:  THE  AFL  ON  ESPN:  Philadelphia  Soul (3-3):  60                                                       Iowa   Barnstormers  (3-3):  55.

This  game  was  aired  on  ESPN2.

STILL  UNDEFEATED:  Cleveland  and  Arizona.

CBS  SPORTS  NETWORK  COVERAGE:  This  Saturday,   the  undefeated  Arizona  Rattlers  will  face  The  Jacksonville  Sharks  at  The  Veterans  Memorial  Arena  in  Jacksonville,  Florida  at  7PM  ET/6PM  CT/5PM  MT/4PM  PT.

ESPN2  AND  WATCHESPN  COVERAGE:  On  Sunday,  The  Spokane  Shock  will  battle  The  LA  KISS  at  The  Honda  Center  in  Anaheim,  California  at  7PM  ET/6PM  CT/5PM  MT/4PM  PT.

For  more  information,  please  visit  ArenaFootball.com.  Thank  you.

 

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This past Easter Weekend was an interesting one for conventions. Anaheim, California hosted WonderCon, New York City hosted a martial arts movie festival, and Washington, D.C. hosted the 2nd Awesome Con. Some people believe that Easter Weekend is not the best time to hold a convention. Some may think otherwise. But, it all depends on how you look at it.

My little brother and myself were there last Saturday, and we were both greeted by a VERY LONG LINE that wrapped around The Walter E. Washington Convention Center. It reminded me of the line at Katsucon 18 two years ago. According to reports, it took longer for those who pre-registered, than for those who were only there for one day! It was one of the big complaints of the event. The promoters have tallied the attendance at 40,000.

Here are a few standout cosplays:

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The Pope and his Cardinals

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Jesus. This wonderful gentleman named Anderson Marchack travels to conventions cosplaying as Jesus Christ spreading the message of good deeds and tolerance. To find him on Facebook, type in Cosplay Jesus.

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Rainbow Brite

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Booster Gold

One highlight was the return of Ernie Hudson to the convention. He recognized me from last year, and I gave him my condolences for his friend and Ghostbusters castmate Harold Ramis who passed away in February. And here are photos from what I felt were beautiful tributes to Harold’s life, memory and career.

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The Ecto 1A from Ghostbusters II

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Other celebrities that were there were Kevin Sorbo (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Andromeda), Erin Gray (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Silver Spoons), Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secrets of a Call Girl), Cary Elwes (Glory, The Crush, Robin Hood: Men In Tights) and the duo of David Yost and Walter Emmanuel Jones (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers). I tried to meet them, but the lines were long, especially for David and Walter. Maybe I will see them again. I did attend the Pro-Wrestling Today Panel which was fun, in wich I was instantly recognized by the moderator Joe Carabeo, and panelists Ben Taylor and Dan Nokes. They also had DC101 FM’s Mike Jones as a guest panelist!!!. They had video game room that I forgot to visit, but my little brother told me that I didn’t miss much (YIKES!!!!!). Here’s another standout photo:

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From what I can tell, Catwoman joined the Justice League!!!!

This was a grand three days, and I’m ready for NEXT YEAR!!!! Here are more photos, ENJOY!!!!

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Here’s  Week  3  of  Arena  Football  in  case  you  missed  it:

03/29/2014:  Pittsburgh  Power  (1-1):  48                                          San  Jose  SaberCats  (2-1):  47.

Jacksonville  Sharks  (2-0):  63                                                                San  Antonio  Talons  (0-3):  22.

NET10  ARENA  FOOTBALL  SATURDAY:   Orlando  Predators  (3-0):  56                                                   Tampa  Bay  Storm  (2-1):  52.

Cleveland  Gladiators  (2-0):  37                                                          New  Orleans  VooDoo  (0-2):  26.

As  you  can  see,  The  Philadelphia  Soul,   The  Portland  Thunder,  The  Spokane  Shock,  The  Iowa  Barnstormers,  The  Arizona  Rattlers  and  The  LA  Kiss  had  a  Bye  Week.

Tonight  on  the  CBS  Sports  Network,  The  Portland  Thunder  will  battle  The  LA  KISS  at  The  Honda  Center  in  Anaheim,  California  at  10PM  ET/9PM  CT/8PM  MT/7PM  PT.  For  more  information,  please  visit  ArenaFootball.com.  Thank  you.

Here  are  the  results  of  TNA  Bound  For  Glory  2013:

From  The  Viejas  Arena  on  the  campus  of  San  Diego  State  University  in  San  Diego,  California:

Hosted  by  “The  Professor”  Mike  Tenay  and  Taz.

1.  THE  COUNTDOWN  TO  BOUND  FOR  GLORY  PRE-SHOW  GAUNTLET  MATCH:   Bad   Influence  (Christopher  Daniels  and  Kazarian)  vs.  Eric  Young  and  Joseph  Park  vs.  The  Bro  Mans  (Robbie  E  and  Jesse  Godderz)  vs.  Hernandez  and  Chavo  Guerrero,  Jr.

THE  REWARD:  The  winners  will  face  Gunner  and  “Cowboy”  James  Storm  for  the  TNA  World  Tag  Team  Championships  later  on  during  the  show.

THE  WINNERS,  AND  #1  CONTENDERS:  THE  BRO  MANS.

2.  THE  ULTIMATE  X  MATCH  FOR  THE  TNA  X  DIVISION  CHAMPIONSHIP:  Manik  (Champion)  vs.  Chris  Sabin  (Challenger  #1/Former  Champion)  with  Velvet  Sky  vs.  Jeff  Hardy  (Challenger  #2)  vs.  Austin  Aries  (Challenger  #3/Former  Champion)  vs.  Samoa  Joe  (Challenger  #4/Former  Champion).

THE  WINNER,  AND  ONCE  AGAIN,  TNA  X  DIVISION  CHAMPION:  CHRIS  SABIN.

3.  TNA  WORLD  TAG  TEAM  CHAMPIONSHIPS:  Gunner  and  “Cowboy”  James  Storm  (Champions)  vs.  The  Bro  Mans  (Challengers).

THE  WINNERS,  AND  NEW,  TNA  WORLD  TAG  TEAM  CHAMPIONS:  THE  BRO  MANS.

4.  A  TRIPLE  THREAT  MATCH  FOR  THE  TNA  KNOCKOUTS  CHAMPIONSHIP:  ODB  (Champion)  vs.  Gail  Kim  (Challenger  #1/Former  Champion)  vs.  Brooke  Tessmacher  (Challenger  #2/Former  Champion).

THE  WINNER,  AND  ONCE  AGAIN,  TNA  KNOCKOUTS  CHAMPION:  GAIL  KIM!!!

5.  Bobby  Roode  vs.  TNA  Hall  of  Famer  Kurt  Angle.

THE  WINNER:  BOBBY  ROODE.

6.  The  Debuting  Ethan  Carter  III  vs.  Norv  Fernan.

THE  WINNER:  THE  DEBUTING  ETHAN  CARTER  III.

7.  Magnus  vs.  TNA  Hall  of  Famer  “The  Icon”  Sting.

THE  WINNER:  MAGNUS!!!

8.  TNA  WORLD  HEAVYWEIGHT  CHAMPIONSHIP  MAIN  EVENT:  Bully  Ray  (Champion)   vs.  “The  Phenomenal”  A.J.  Styles  (Challenger/Former  Champion).

THE  WINNER,  AND  ONCE  AGAIN,  TNA  WORLD  HEAVYWEIGHT  CHAMPION:  “THE  PHENOMENAL”  A.J.  STYLES!!!

And  that’s  Bound  For  Glory  2013  folks!!!

 

Here  are  my  picks  for  TNA  Bound  For  Glory  2013:

1.  THE  COUNTDOWN  TO  BOUND  FOR  GLORY  PRE-SHOW  GAUNTLET  MATCH:  Bad  Influence  (Christopher  Daniels  and  Kazarian)  vs.  Eric  Young  and  Joseph  Park  vs.  The  Bro  Mans  (Robbie  E  and  Jesse  Godderz)  vs.  Hernandez  and  Chavo  Guerrero,  Jr.

THE  REWARD:  The  winners  will  face  Gunner  and  “Cowboy”  James  Storm  for  the  TNA  World  Tag  Team  Championships  during  the   pay-per-view.

MY  PICK:  MAY  EITHER  ERIC  YOUNG  AND  JOSEPH  PARK  OR  HERNANDEZ  AND  CHAVO  GUERRERO,  JR.  WIN.

Countdown  To  Bound  For  Glory  will  air  at  7PM  ET/6PM  CT/5PM  MT/4PM  PT  on  Spike.

2.  A  TRIPLE  THREAT  MATCH  FOR  THE  TNA  KNOCKOUTS  CHAMPIONSHIP:  ODB  (Champion)  vs.  Gail  Kim  (Challenger/Former  Champion)  vs.  Brooke  Tessmacher  (Challenger/Former  Champion).

3.  TNA  WORLD  TAG  TEAM  CHAMPIONSHIPS:  Gunner  and  “Cowboy”  James  Storm  vs.  The  Winners  Of  The  Pre-Show.

I  WILL  NOT  MAKE  A  PICK  FOR  THIS  MATCH.

4.  THE  ULTIMATE  X  MATCH  FOR  THE  TNA  X  DIVISION  CHAMPIONSHIP:  Manik  (Champion)  vs.  Austin  Aries  (Challenger  #1/Former  Champion)  vs.  Chris  Sabin  (Challenger  #2/Former  Champion)  vs.  Jeff  Hardy  (Challenger  #3)  vs.  Samoa  Joe  (Challenger  #4/Former  Champion).

MY  PICK:  MANIK.

5.  Bobby  Roode  vs.  Kurt  Angle.

MY  PICK:  KURT  ANGLE!!!

6.  TNA  Hall  of  Famer  “The  Icon”  Sting  vs.  Magnus.

MAY  THE  BEST  MAN  WIN.

7.  A  NO  DISQUALIFICATION  MAIN  EVENT  FOR  THE  TNA  WORLD  HEAVYWEIGHT  CHAMPIONSHIP:  Bully  Ray  (Champion)  vs.  “The  Phenomenal”  A.J.  Styles  (Challenger/Former  Champion).

MY  PICK:  “THE  PHENOMENAL”  A.J.  STYLES.

And  those  are  my  picks!!!

TNA  Bound  For  Glory  2013  will  be  broadcasted  live  from  The  Viejas  Arena  on  the  campus  of  San  Diego  State  University  in  San  Diego,  California  at  8PM  ET/7PM  CT/6PM  MT/5PM  PT.  Please  call  your  local  cable  operator  for  information  on  how  to  order.  TNA’s  newest  wrestler  Ethan  Carter  III  (Formerly  WWE  NXT’s  Derrick  Bateman)  will  make   his  debut.