Slobberknocker

Author: Rick Johnston

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467036684

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 4699


PICKENS LEE PLAYS IN A ROCK N ROLL BAND IN SOUTH WEST FLORIDA, LIVING A QUIET BUT PRODUCTIVE LIFE. HIS WHOLE WORLD IS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN WHEN HIS BEST FRIEND AND BAND MATE, JOSE ARANA, UNKNOWINGLY BECOMES INVOLVED WITH IDENTITY THEFT, A CROOKED REAL ESTATE BROKER, MARIJUANA GROW HOUSES AND MURDER. WHILE FISHING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO, THEY FIND A SMALL, SILVER OBLONG OBJECT THAT LOOKS LIKE A FOOTBALL, FURTHER COMPLICATING THEIR LIVES IN WAYS THEY NEVER DREAMED WERE POSSIBLE. FROM THE ISLANDS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TO THE HIGH MOUNTAINS OF NORTH CAROLINA, THE BAND TRIES TO STAY ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE MOB AND A MYSTERIOUS GOVERNMENT ENTITY; THE FORMER WANTS REVENGE AND THE LATTER WANTS THE FOOTBALL. IT IS A STORY OF FRIENDSHIPS AND LONG HELD BELIEFS THAT ARE CHALLENGED BY EVENTS BEYOND THEIR CONTROL.

Slobberknocker

Author: Jim Ross,Paul O'Brien

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1683581148

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 8844


The Wrestling Biography You’ve Been Waiting For! There are few people who have been in the wrestling business longer than Jim Ross. And those who have made it as long as he has (half a century to be exact) probably made enemies or burned bridges. But that’s just not JR. Slobberknocker is the story of how an Oklahoman farm kid, with a vivid imagination and seemingly unattainable dreams, became “The Voice of Wrestling” to record TV audiences and millions of fans around the world. Jim opens up about his life as an only child on a working farm, who became obsessed with professional wrestling having first saw it on his grandparent’s TV. Even though the wrestling business was notoriously secretive and wary of “outsiders,” he somehow got a foot in the door to start a historic career, one where he held almost every job in the business?from putting up the ring to calling matches, from driving his blind, drunk boss towards revenge, to consoling two naked 600 pound brothers in the shower room after a rough match. With all those adventures and responsibilities, he’s also recognized as the man who built and nurtured a once-in-a-generation talent roster that took the WWE to new heights, including “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Brock Lesnar, and The Rock to name a few. Readers will finally get the opportunity to hear never-before-told stories about the politics, wackiness, and personalities of all the biggest stars. But this isn’t just a wrestling story. It’s a story about overcoming adversity and achieving your dreams, as success did not come without significant costs and unforeseen challenges to JR, including multiple bouts of severe facial paralysis called Bell’s Palsy. Currently the host of the podcast The Ross Report, any fan of wrestling?from the territory days to today?will be enthralled with stories from the road and behind the scenes. Slobberknocker is the first time Ross tells his story?and you don’t want to miss it!

No Time Outs

Author: Christopher J. Walsh

Publisher: Taylor Pub

ISBN: 9781589793026

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

View: 4184


No Time Outs takes the reader behind the scenes in the world of the sportswriter, first describing how a newspaper and its sports department operate, then providing specific examples of events and people that Walsh has covered over his fifteen-year career. Many of his articles are reproduced here, along with commentary describing the circumstances surrounding the story. As a result, No Time Outs is loaded with anecdotes about some of the biggest sports names of out time.

Codebreaker Code Book

Author: Prima Games

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780761555162

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 702

View: 9912


· Over 50,000 codes for more than 1,300 titles available for your PS2. · A world of codes is at your fingertips: Infinite ammo, invincibility, level skipping, and more are just a click away! · CodeBreaker is a software program that opens exclusive codes for PS2 games. The print version of the CodeBreaker Code Book includes this software; you'll need to purchase a CodeBreaker disc in order to use the eGuide.

For God and Country

Author: Fisher DeBerry,Bob Schaller

Publisher: Cross Training Publishing

ISBN: 9781929478217

Category: Religion

Page: 188

View: 433


Air Force Academy Football coach Fisher DeBerry writes about the keys to his success, and how his Christian beliefs coincides with his career of preparing young men to defend their country and possibly fight in wars and other international conflicts.

Slobberknocker

Author: Rick Johnston

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467036692

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 1867


PICKENS LEE PLAYS IN A ROCK N ROLL BAND IN SOUTH WEST FLORIDA, LIVING A QUIET BUT PRODUCTIVE LIFE. HIS WHOLE WORLD IS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN WHEN HIS BEST FRIEND AND BAND MATE, JOSE' ARANA, UNKNOWINGLY BECOMES INVOLVED WITH IDENTITY THEFT, A CROOKED REAL ESTATE BROKER, MARIJUANA GROW HOUSES AND MURDER. WHILE FISHING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO, THEY FIND A SMALL, SILVER OBLONG OBJECT THAT LOOKS LIKE A FOOTBALL, FURTHER COMPLICATING THEIR LIVES IN WAYS THEY NEVER DREAMED WERE POSSIBLE. FROM THE ISLANDS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TO THE HIGH MOUNTAINS OF NORTH CAROLINA, THE BAND TRIES TO STAY ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE MOB AND A MYSTERIOUS GOVERNMENT ENTITY; THE FORMER WANTS REVENGE AND THE LATTER WANTS THE FOOTBALL. IT IS A STORY OF FRIENDSHIPS AND LONG HELD BELIEFS THAT ARE CHALLENGED BY EVENTS BEYOND THEIR CONTROL.

Under the Black Hat

Author: Jim Ross,Paul O'Brien

Publisher: Tiller Press

ISBN: 1982130520

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 4962


From legendary wrestling announcer Jim Ross comes a candid, colorful memoir about the inner workings of the WWE and the personal crises he weathered at the height of his career. If you’ve caught a televised wrestling match anytime in the past THIRTY years, you’ve probably heard Jim Ross’s throaty Oklahoma twang. The beloved longtime announcer of WWE is already an icon to generations of wrestling fans, and he’s not slowing down, having just signed on as the announcer of the starry new wrestling venture All Elite Wrestling. In this follow-up to his bestselling memoir Slobberknocker, he dishes about not only his long career, which includes nurturing global stars like Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, and John Cena, but also about the challenges of aging and disability, his split from collaborator Vince McMahon, and the sudden death of his beloved wife, Jan. The result is a gruff, endearing, and remarkably human-scale portrait, set against the larger-than-life backdrop of professional wrestling. Ross’s ascent in WWE mirrors the rise of professional wrestling itself from a DIY sideshow to a billion-dollar business. Under the Black Hat traces all the highs and lows of that wild ride, in which Jim served not only as on-air commentator, but talent manager, payroll master, and even occasional in-ring foil to threats like Paul “Triple H” Levesque and Undertaker. While his role brought him riches and exposure Jim never dreamed of growing up in a small town in Oklahoma, he chafed against the strictures of a fickle corporate culture and what he saw as a narrow vision of what makes great wrestlers—and great story lines. When suddenly stricken with Bell’s palsy, a form of facial paralysis that makes it impossible to smile, he stared down his greatest fear—being cast out of the announcing booth for good. Picking up where Slobberknocker left off and ending on the cusp of a new career in a reimagined industry, Under the Black Hat is the triumphant tale of a country boy who made it to the top, took a few knocks, and stuck around—just where his fans like him.

What're You Lookin' At?

Author: Johnny Ryan

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 149

View: 7778


From the creator of the cult favorite Angry Youth Comix: the one-man MAD magazine strikes again! The most acclaimed (and controversial) humor cartoonist to burst on the comics scene since Peter Bagge, Johnny Ryan mixes social satire with an absurdist sense of humor to come up with some of the most notoriously hilarious comics in the last five years, in the pages of his ongoing comic book series, Angry Youth Comix. It's almost impossible to explain what makes something funny, but whatever it is, fans and critics agree that Ryan has it in spades. The book includes several stories featuring Ryan's signature creation, Loady McGee (and straight-man Synus O'Gynus), a misanthropic, acne-scarred hustler who finds himself in scams that would make Wimpy proud, and responds to almost everything with an endless stream of wisecracks, puns, and X-rated double entendres. Loady's ridiculous crackpot schemesopening a brothel staffed by mutant lizards, get-rich-quick inventions like the "Pussy Hunter 6000," founding a comic book school, and selling used toilet paper passed-off as new, just to name a fewserve as perfect comic set-ups, and Ryan's art is crammed with visual gags and existential asides that brings to mind the great Will Elder (MAD magazine). Needless to say, this is not politically-correct stuff, nor is it for children. Ryan's in-your-face humor spares no prisoners, as these stories indicate: "Hipler," a riotous satire of our "extreme makeover" era and celebrity culture; "Islamic Terrorist Spring Break," in which Ryan seemed to be single-handedly trying to counterbalance all of the self-censorship going on in the early post-9/11 media; and "Ku Klux Kuties," which tests just how far the usual doe-eyed visual tropes can be taken and still make you go, "Aww." The book also includes Ryan's most infamous strip to-date, "The Gaytriot," which caused a PC-stir when it was included in The Comics Journal's otherwise-sincere and serious "Cartoonists on Patriotism" volume in 2002. The collection also features such absurdist classics as "Weight-Lifting Gophers," "The Deaf Chef," "Dolemite's Masters of the Universe," "1976," and a selection of single-panel gag cartoons titled "Johnny Ryan's 'Pukin's' and 'Spit-Ups.'" Find out why Ryan's work has been cited as a favorite of such luminaries as the late Edward Gorey, Simpsons producers George Meyer and Dana Gould, and cartoonists like Joe Sacco, Daniel Clowes, Peter Bagge, Coop, Gary Panter and many others. 152 pages including 16 pages in color.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pro Wrestling

Author: Lou Albano,Bert Randolph Sugar,Michael Benson

Publisher: Alpha Reference

ISBN: 9780028639611

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 402

View: 6414


Presents the history of professional wrestling, profiles the top wrestlers, explains the rules and moves of the game, and examines the sport versus entertainment debate.