Thursday, June 18, 2009

Things That Fool and Things That Don't

The W.W.E. fooled people several times with the storyline that Donald Trump purchased the Monday Night Raw franchise – so much so that the W.W.E.’s stock plummeted 6% on Tuesday. This led to the W.W.E. and the USA Network releasing statements that explained it was all part of the script.

The W.W.E. also got some people with a photshopped picture on of Trump purportedly landing his helicopter on the company’s headquarters in Stamford, Conn.

Also, Ric Flair was backstage at the show on Monday night in order to act as a red herring. The W.W.E. has been doing everything possible to guard against leaks, so they had Flair in the building so that the leakers would think Flair was going to be named the new GM of Raw, which he was not and in all likelihood will not be in the foreseeable future.

Here’s some other ways you can be fooled by in this world: You get a “friend request” on Facebook only to discover that the person is more interested in hawking their product or products than actually ya know, being friends. Hmmm….

Yes, some people love to hawk their stuff on Facebook, which is fine, just as long as it isn’t overdone. Thankfully there is the "hide" button so I can just click that and no longer see repetitive “look at me” style posts.

Things that are not foolish are Rob Adams’ radio show, The Press Box, which by the way he doesn’t overly promote on Facebook so I’m giving him a plug. The show airs every weekday from 2-3.

Click me to check it out.

My friends over at have a show that can be heard every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. The show is archived and can be heard here.

Also, north of the border, Off The Record, hosted by Michael Landsberg is a tremendous sports show on TSN (the ESPN of Canada) in which he covers all sports and I do mean ALL sports. Much better than someone talking about the same topic for five and a half hours ever afternoon.

There is also no fooling with the above video, "Won't Get Fooled Again," from The Kids Are Alright!

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