Saturday, December 22, 2007

Someone, give me a sign

What a way to ring in 2008: Fellow Poughkeepsie Journal Sports staffer Phil Strum and I are headed to the Mid-Hudson Civic Center Saturday afternoon to watch the Superstars of World Wrestling Entertainment take to the squared circle!

So, just as I did with Taylor Hicks and Clay Aiken, I'm looking for a lil' help from my loyal "Sean's Space" readers.

See, when I was a little kid and used to head to the Civic Center to watch the then-World Wrestling Federation tape their TV programs, everyone there held up witty (if not spiteful) signs to rile up the grapplers in the ring ... ya know ... 'cause it was real, and Hulk Hogan and "Macho Man" Randy Savage and "Rowdy" Roddy Piper really cared about what we fans had to say!

Here's where I need help: If I bring a sign, what should I write on it? Send your suggestions to and I just might pick the best one to bring to Saturday's show.

Now, I'm looking for something to fit with my personality -- funny, witty and smart. Not just like "You suck!" or "Carlito rules!" No, no. I'm not going to dumb down my humor for the pro wrestling crowd.

Iknow, I know: You're thinking, "Sean, you go from blogging about 'American Idol' and Barry Manilow to HHH (that's pronounced "Triple H) and Randy Orton?!"

Well, if you don't think the world of sports entertainment qualifies as pop culture, think again. You know you've hit it big when you've made the cover of TV Guide; and here, from 1999, is Rena Mero (you might know her as "Sable") who was one of several then-WWF Superstars to grace the cover.

Just for the record: Yes, I do know it's scripted! Still, they're pretty amazing athletes who do some incredible things in the ring. AND ... I'm not paying!

For more on the world of sports entertainment, check out Phil's "Under the Ring" blog by clicking here. Tell him Sean sent ya!


Phil Strum said...

Nice work, Mr. McMann.

Looking forward to it.

Eric Rassin said...

How about...

Vinny Mac has nothing on this McMann!


Hey Ladies, I am a McMann too!


Move over Hornswaggle, I am Vince's other son!

Anonymous said...

I like what eric wrote, "Ladies, I'm a McMann too!"