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This Week’s Thursday TNA Impact Is a Must Watch

August 11th, 2010

According to several reports, this week's Thursday Night "TNA Impact!" is a must see episode.  Some have even said that this edition of Impact! is the greatest show TNA has ever produced.

If reports are indeed correct, this could be a huge moment for TNA Wrestling, as it is currently seeing a rise in the ratings and regained interest.  The past month and a half, TNA has been producing very solid episodes of the show.

 Be sure to tune in this Thursday at 9 pm EST on Spike TV.


Great to hear TNA is raising the bar.  I have been reading into this episode and have been telling people to make sure to watch Impact! this week.  With TNA pulling in cable ratings in the 1.2 average in the past two weeks, I am predicting with the hype of this week's edition of Impact, TNA will score a cable rating between 1.3-1.4.  Tune in this week!  The show may be the best Impact! anyone has ever seen.

Dallas Cowboys Injury Report: August 10th

August 11th, 2010

The Cowboys play their second game of the preseason against the Raiders in just two days, but they're suffering from injuries at two key positions as well as other individual ones.

Tight End John Phillips is out for the season with a torn ACL suffered in the second quarter of Sunday's game. Phillips will have surgery in a couple weeks once the swelling in his knee is down. This is a significant blow for the Cowboys as Phillips was pushing for more playing time after coming on late last season when Martellus Bennett missed a few games.

Backup tight end Scott Sicko, who took Phillips' place on Sunday night, suffered a concussion and his status for Thursday is unclear; also first year tight end Kevin Brock severely sprained his ankle and is also expected to miss the rest of the preseason. 

Head coach Wade Phillips had this to say on the tight end depth, "We're going to have to pick up some tight ends. We're particularly down tight-end wise. I would say we'll probably try to pick up a tight end."

Phillips hopes Bennett can play most of the first half Thursday once Jason Witten gets a series or two under his belt. 

The cornerback position is also down a few players after Sunday's game. Cletus Gordon, who was the front runner for the fourth cornerback job, strained his neck on Sunday and his status is uncertain for Thursday night

Rookie Bryan McCann suffered a concussion during a punt return and also didn't finish the game, leaving rookie Jamar Wall and Orlando Scandrick to play more snaps than they were supposed to along with Teddy Williams, who was a college track star and barely knew the defense.

Lineman Alex Barron sprained his ankle during the game and was wearing a walking boot yesterday, but Phillips hasn't ruled him out of Thursday's game just yet.

Linebacker Sean Lee and safety Akwasi Owusu-Ansah are expected to see their first action of the season on Thursday if all goes well in practice this week. Safety Pat Watkins' status is still unknown as well as backup guard Montrae Holland. 

Tuesdays at TNA: What Must Happen on Thursday’s Impact!

August 11th, 2010

Welcome back to Tuesdays at TNA, where we discuss the hottest topics straight outta Dixieland!

Well, the ECW reunion show has come and gone so it's time to get back to what TNA should do, and that's highlighting their stars of the present and future.  This Thursday they will present on Impact a program called "The Whole F'n Show", which will feature PPV-caliber matches that will hopefully place their talented stars without too many references to nostalgia tributes.  We'll break down each match and discuss what should happen on Thursday, with a follow up column on Friday regarding each ending.

(Note: I know that there are already spoilers revealing the results, but I haven't seen those yet.  If you have please don't mention them in the comments section below.)

Jeff Hardy's Open Challenge—"The Charismatic Enigma" is hosting an open challenge to the TNA locker room, and it will be interesting to see who accepts his proposal.  My instant thought was that it would be Samoa Joe, but due to his suspension that won't be the case.  I think that it should be Desmond Wolfe, who has an opportunity to escape the TNA doghouse and put on what could be a fantastic matchup.  However, regardless of who it is, my guess is that Hardy will win.  I do think that Joe will return to take his revenge out on Hardy and set up their matchup for Bound for Glory.

Angelina Love vs. Madison Rayne—This match is for the Knockouts Championship, and it's fitting that they may finally put an end to this summer long feud between these two former partners of The Beautiful People.  Although Rayne has improved in the ring, Angelina should pick up the win and the title.  TBP has lost a lot of steam since Love's earlier departure due to visa issues, and if the Knockouts division is to get back on track they need to find some way to put Love and Velvet Sky back together to place paper bags over their opponents' heads.

The Pope vs. Mr. Anderson vs. Matt Morgan—This matchup has the potential for some interesting storylines going forward.  Anderson is playing the face with heel like tendencies which the fans eat up, Morgan is the arrogant heel, and the Pope is the huge fan favorite.  It looks as if Morgan will be going after Anderson as they have traded barbs in the past few weeks.  Look for the Pope to pick up the win and become the next challenger for the TNA TV Title, which leads us to.....

AJ Styles vs. Kurt Angle—These guys could wrestle every week as far as I'm concerned and never will I get tired of it. They are the best of the best, and with the expectations of this episode, I expect them to bring it 110 percent.

While we're on the subject, I have to say that while I like the originality of the Kurt Angle storyline with him working his way up to the top 10, I just believe that it should've been saved for a TNA original like Styles or even an import like the Pope.  Angle will always be considered a World Championship contender and if he gets to his top goal against the World Champion at what appears to be Bound for Glory, it will be another main event headlined by someone who is not a TNA homegrown going for the World Title.  To me it just won't feel like something special if he pulls it off.

That being said, I do expect Angle to win and keep his quest going on what could be the TV match of the year!

Beer Money vs. MCMG (2 out of 3 falls)—If the Styles/Angle match doesn't get TV match of the year, then this certainly will! Anyone who thinks that tag team wrestling is dead is either a Vince McMahon lover or hasn't seen this best of five classic series between Beer Money and the TNA Tag Team Champions the Motor City Machine Guns.  Whether it's a ladder match, cage match or Ultimate X these four competitors have given TNA it's best tag team feud since LAX vs. Styles/Daniels in 2006. 

There aren't enough words to describe the greatness this series has been, and I expect nothing less on Thursday night.  That said, I do believe that Beer Money needs to win.  For starters, it will hurt the momentum of the Fortune stable if BM loses the title match so quickly.  Also, this feud has legs and I see it continuing all the way to a final showdown at BFG in October, with MCMGs coming out in the end.

Rob Van Dam vs. Abyss—Forget the whole "Stairway to Janice" stipulation, that is just stupid beyond words.  This has been an interesting battle that will culminate in a match for the TNA World Heavyweight championship. I was thinking that RVD would come out on top of this match, until I found out that Eric Bischoff was the special guest referee. Say it with me TNA fans: SWERVE!

Abyss has gained some serious momentum since ditching the ridiculous Hogan wannabe gimmick, and it would only make sense that he comes out on top here. Besides, if the rumors are true and that the ECW originals are still going to be around, then they should take the title off RVD and let Abyss run with the title until BFG when he faces Kurt Angle who would've battled his way to the top of the championship ranks.

This is a huge turning point for TNA as they are starting to get their audience back that they lost during their failed Monday Night run.  Fans want great wrestling with little backstage talk that doesn't result in sensible storylines.  I believe that Thursday night will be the first step in getting TNA to the next level.


Cedar Point’s Wheels of Thunder Promotion With NASCAR and ARCA

August 10th, 2010

In connection to the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide races at Michigan International Speedway, Cedar Point Amusement Park is putting on a group of events, titled “Wheels of Thunder.”

Located in Sandusky, Ohio, Cedar Point will have events spanning from Tuesday, August 10 to Thursday, August 12.

During the three-day run, if you bring an AMPEnergy can, you will receive seven dollars off of a regular, one-day adult ticket.

Once in the park, Michigan International Speedway will have a display near Dodgem. The display will include driver memorabilia, a cut-away show car, two racing simulators and a Dale Earnhardt, Jr. show car. The experience is open 10 a.m - 6 p.m. (Tuesday and Wednesday) and 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Thursday.

On Tuesday, the deal will be sweetened as ARCA’s most recent winners Joey Coulter and Robb Brent, plus Berlin runner-up Patrick Sheltra, will be signing autographs from 12-1 p.m. They will also have Brent’s ARCA on display for viewing.

Then on Thursday to close the three-day event, NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be there.

First, he’ll stop by the Point Pavilion shortly after 5 p.m. for an all-you-can-eat meal, which you can purchase tickets to ($47.70, including admission to park) through Cedar Point’s website. During the meal, you can win autographed prizes, race-used Goodyear tires, stand-up displays, and more.

Following the meal, Earnhardt Jr. will make an appearance at the WildCat Mindway just before 5:30 p.m. Also, if you submit a question by the registration table next to the stage, you could win autographed prizes, tickets to the CARFAX 400 race on Sunday, pit passes, and more.

The last part of the three-day festival includes the Goodyear Blimp. The Goodyear Blimp will be there and if you’re spotted around the park showing your love for Goodyear, you could win one of five spots to ride the blimp, plus meet Dale Earnhardt Jr. afterwards.


For more information, check out Cedar Point’s official website:


Haynesworth works first full practice (AP)

August 10th, 2010
Albert Haynesworth returned to work as $100 million backup Monday, working at second-string nose tackle in his first full practice at this year's Washington Redskins training camp. Haynesworth put on his No. 92 jersey and blended with his teammates, usually lining up between defensive ends Phillip Daniels and Darrion Scott as he ramps up his education in the team's new 3-4 defense.

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