There have been 25 Royal Rumbles. Nearly every wrestling fan has seen at least one or two, most have seen several, and a special few have seen most. Nick Bond decided to watch all of them. In order. You may call it dumb. Or masochistic. He mostly thought it was fun. And he learned a lot, too. Which is nice.
We don’t know if you’ve heard this, but, according to Michael Cole (and Jerry Lawler, JBL, Josh Matthews, Matt Striker and probably Jim Ross) the WWE championship match between The Rock and C.M. Punk could be the greatest match in Royal Rumble history. On the surface this probably sounds like hype. It also looks and smells like hype. And not in good way.
At some point in the next week or two, and for an unprecedented fifth time, Peyton Manning will likely win the NFL’s Most Valuable Player award. The fact that -- in spite Adrian Peterson's otherworldly season -- this is even a possibility tells us a great deal about the way we talk about Peyton. And it also tells us how talking about him makes us feel.
Andy Reid has not won a Super Bowl in his 14 years in Philadelphia. In fact, he's only made it once in five chances. Will it be that fact, or that he made it to five NFC Championship games in the first place, that define his legacy?
Dolph Ziggler's been the Next Big Thing for as long as he's been in the WWE. But, given his burgeoning feud with John Cena, and the coveted Money in the Bank contract under his arm, things are looking good for a guy from the Spirit Squad.