|Our 2nd Anniversary||
THE PEOPLE'S ANNIVERSARY
Wow, two years of the ol' [slash] wrestling... time flies when you're having fun! For those of you who don't remember me, I wrote "The People's Column" as well as "This Week in Wrestling" for a pretty long stretch, then disappeared into the thin blue air. Now I make the occasional appearance on the ezboard (all 15 or so posts that I have). So... what's up? In this little anniversary column, first I'll update you on where I'm at in life, then we'll discuss two years of sports-entertainment.
PART ONE: MY LIFE
Nothing drastic in my life has happened since I started writing for [slash] a year or so back, but I am about to make a few huge strides. Way back in the old days in my [slash] beginnings, I was fresh out of high school and working on my two years at Coastal Georgia Community College here in Georgia. Grades could best be described as decent, though I did reign supreme as editor-in-chief of the literary magazine and newspaper for the whole time. Well, those two years are up and now I'm officially accepted at Georgia Southern University up in Statesboro, Georgia, where I'll continue my work towards that journalism degree. I did indeed end up getting a dorm, so I'll get to live the "college guy in a dorm" life, which will probably not be lacking in excitement. I'll be movin' on in on August 18th (with classes starting on the 21st, because it's fun to start classes on a Tuesday) and begin exploring those wide open spaces (to steal a song title from the Dixie Chicks, and who can pass up that kind of opportunity?). I'll still be online all the time and who knows... maybe I'll even find inspiration and start shipping CRZ more columns of mine to have to format.
I still have my little ol' webpage that was advertised at the bottom of all of my columns, Andy Online. Feel free to check it out at http://www.angelfire.com/ga3/andymoseley/ - archives of all my [slash] columns and other stuff are there, along with various other things.
PART TWO: SPORTS-ENTERTAINMENT
I've been looking back at the stuff I've written for this site, and there's been a little bit of the good column and a little of the bad. I think some of the best columns I've ever written are the Owen Hart tribute and the Christmas list I did this past December. As far as the worst... well, I was just determined to have *something* posted on a weekly basis and resorted to some really crappy lists sometimes. Anybody remember the list of wrestlers with animal names? If not, good... I try to block it out as well. That was the column that I Billy Gunn-ed the worst. Whew. My favorite article of all time would be the column I wrote after I came back from the Bash at the Beach last July, maybe just because I was actually there and was able to interact with the wrestlers at the hotel and sit ringside.
The landscape of wrestling has gone crazy in the two years of [slash]. When [slash] started up, who would've thought that the three main American promotions would be, more or less, one big group two years later? Now we can tune into Raw and SmackDown! and see the WWF world champ Stone Cold being attacked by WCW world champ Booker T with Jim Ross and former ECW leader Paul Heyman at ringside calling the action. What has our world come to? Never did I think I'd see the WWF buy WCW. What else have we seen over the last few years? Let's see (excuse me if I go a little out of the two years... I have no sense of time)...
There's no way I can list everything cool and uncool that's happened in the last two years, but it's safe to say that it's been a great couple of years to be a fan. And we've got more to come. While the Internet has ragged all over the WCW invasion so far, I think we should all just sit back and try to watch as fans. We're getting WWF vs. WCW, and as time goes on the product will get better. Just stick with it... it's going to be a ride that truly reeks of awesomeness.
Thanks as always to CRZ for giving all of us the chance to spread our views to everyone who's wanted to read them, and for giving us some awesome show recaps! If nothing else, I'll see you for anniversary number three. Take care!