Thursday, September 5, 2013

My Favorite WWE Superstars: #6

My 6th favorite WWE superstar is John Cena. He is probably the most popular current WWE wrestler. In college, he was a division 3 football All-American center. In 2002, after a few years of independent wrestling, John made his WWE debut. Kurt Angle gave an open challenge for a match to everyone in the locker room. John Cena came out, and made his debut. He is also an actor. He was in the popular Fred movies as Fred's imaginary dad. Along with being a popular wrestler and actor, he is a great person. He does a lot of charity work, mostly for the Make-A-Wish foundation.

  • Ultimate Pro Wrestling
    • UPW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[24]
  • 1 ^ Cena did not accept the 2012 award, opting to award it to presenter Ric Flair instead.
    John Cena and The Rock in 2011

    Who's your favorite WWE superstar?
    Do you like John Cena?

    Tuesday, September 3, 2013

    Biography #5: Aaron Rodgers

    Aaron Rodgers is the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. He played at California for college. Aaron had 1 good year there. He thought he deserved to be the 1st pick of the 2005 NFL Draft. Alex Smith was drafted first, and Aaron Rodgers ended up being the 24th pick by the Green Bay Packers. He has played for them as number 12 ever since, starting his career as the backup quarterback under Brett Favre. Rodgers got the starting job in 2008 when Favre "retired". In 2010, the Packers won the Super Bowl against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Aaron Rodgers was named Super Bowl MVP. Rodgers is 6 ft. 2 in., and 225 pounds. On April 26, 2013, the Packers and Rodgers agreed to a 5 year, $110 million contract extension making him the highest paid player in NFL history.

    Awards and Achievements:
    - NFL Records
    • Single season QB Passer Rating (122.5)[1][2]
    • Highest career passer rating in regular season with a minimum of 1,500 passing attempts (104.9)
    • Only quarterback in history to have a career passer rating of over 100.0
    • Only quarterback in history to have a career passer rating of over 100.0 in both the regular season and post season.
    • Lowest career pass interception % (1.7%)
    • Most games with a passer rating of over 110.0 (12) and 100.0 (13) in a season.
    • Most consecutive games with a passer rating of over 100.0 (12) and 110.0 (11)
    • Most consecutive games with a passer rating of over 100.0 (12) and 110.0 (11) to start a season.
    • Second highest career completion percentage in the regular season (65.7%)
    • Third most passing yards in a single postseason (1,094)
    • Most passing yards by a quarterback in their first playoff game (423)
    • Only quarterback to have over 400 passing yards, 4 touchdown passes, & 2 rushing touchdowns in the same game.
    • Best touchdown to interception ratio in NFL history (171:46)
    • Tied NFL record for most consecutive games with at least two touchdown passes (13).
    • Tied NFL record for most consecutive playoff games with at least 3 touchdown passes (3).
    • Most touchdown passes by a quarterback in his first three playoff games (10)
    • Only player in NFL history to pass for over 4,000 yards in each of the first two seasons as a starting QB
    • Only player in NFL history to throw 45+ touchdowns, and 6 or fewer interceptions in a single season
    • Second best touchdown to interception ratio in a season (45:6)
    • One of only four quarterbacks (Kurt Warner, Eli Manning, and Dan Marino) to pass for over 1,000 yards in a single postseason
    • One of only two quarterbacks to have a seasonal passer rating of over 120.0
    • 7x FedEx Air Player of the Week (Week 11, 2010 & Weeks 4–7, 9, 13, 2011)
    • 6× NFC Player of the Month
    • The Wisconsin Legislature approved a resolution that declared December 12, 2012 (stylized as 12/12/12) "Aaron Rodgers Day" in his honor as Rodgers also wears number 12.[77][78]
    • Threw the fewest interceptions (42) before throwing career touchdown 150 (Dan Marino threw 69 interceptions)
    • Only Rodgers, Marino, and Favre have thrown for over 30 touchdowns in more than one season before turning the age of 30
    - Packer Records
    • Most passing yards in a season (4,643)
    • Most touchdown passes in a season (45)
    • Best touchdown to interception ratio in a season (45:6)
    • Highest completion percentage in a season (68.3%)
    • Highest yards per attempt in a season (9.25)
    • Highest passing touchdown % in a season (9.0%)
    • Best pass interception % in a season (1.2%)
    • Best career pass interception % (1.7%)
    • Most passing yards in a playoff game (423)
    • Most games with a passer rating of over 100.0, 110.0, 120.0 & 130.0 in a season.
    • Most consecutive games with a passer rating of over 100.0 and 110.0 in a season.
    • Most passing yards in a single postseason (1,094).
    • Most passing yards (304) and touchdowns (3) in a Super Bowl
    • Most passing yards by a quarterback in their first year as a starter (4,038)
    • Highest completion percentage in a playoff game with a minimum of 25 attempts (86.1%)
    • Tied record for most passing touchdowns in a game (6)
    • Highest career passer rating in regular season (104.9)
    • Second highest career passer rating in postseason (103.6)
    • 2nd most rushing yards by a quarterback in a season (356)
    • Most seasons with a passer rating of over 100.0 (4)
    • Most consecutive seasons with a passer rating of over 100.0 (4)
    • Most touchdown passes in back to back seasons (84)
    • Most touchdown passes in a single postseason (9)
    • Only QB to pass for over 4,000 yards and rush for over 300 yards in a season
    • Highest career completion percentage (65.7%)
    • Highest career yards per attempt (8.1)
    • Most games with a completion percentage of over 70.0% in a season (7)
    • Highest passing yards per game average in a season (309)
    • Only QB to pass for over 400 yards in a playoff game
    • Only QB to average over 300 passing yards in a season.
    Aaron Rodgers in 2008
    Who do you think should have been the first pick in the 2005 NFL Draft?
    Who should I write my next biography about?

    Sunday, September 1, 2013

    Summerslam 2013

    On August 18th, I went to the annual Summerslam WWE pay-per-view (The 2nd biggest WWE pay-per-view of the year) at Staples Center. My two favorite wrestlers are Dolph Ziggler and Randy Orton. Dolph Ziggler was scheduled to wrestle, but Randy Orton wasn't. I was sad about that. Correction: I was sad about that until the end of the night. The last match was Daniel Bryan vs. John Cena for the WWE Championship. Daniel Bryan defeated John Cena for the WWE Championship. Then, Randy Orton came out. Randy Orton was going to cash in his Money in the Bank contract (a contract where you can get a championship match whenever you want to), but then he turned around. Triple H then gave Daniel Bryan his finisher, and Randy Orton cashed in his contract. He pinned Daniel Bryan, and the night ended with him holding up the WWE Championship. Then, we saw someone selling Randy Orton's autograph! I got it!

    Here are the results for Summerslam:
    SummerSlam Kickoff
    Rob Van Dam (with Mark Henry and Big Show) defeated Dean Ambrose (c) (with Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) by disqualificationSingles match for the WWE United States Championship[5]13:38
    1Bray Wyatt (with Luke Harper and Erick Rowan) defeated KaneRing of Fire match[6]07:49
    2Cody Rhodes defeated Damien SandowSingles match[7]06:40
    3Alberto Del Rio (c) defeated Christian by submissionSingles match for the World Heavyweight Championship[8]12:29
    4Natalya (with The Funkadactyls (Cameron and Naomi) defeated Brie Bella (with Eva Marie and Nikki Bella) by submissionSingles match[9]04:19
    5Brock Lesnar (with Paul Heyman) defeated CM PunkNo Disqualification match[10]25:17
    6Dolph Ziggler and Kaitlyn defeated Big E Langston and AJ LeeMixed tag team match[11]05:46
    7Daniel Bryan defeated John Cena (c)Singles match for the WWE Championship with Triple H as special guest referee[12]26:54
    8Randy Orton defeated Daniel Bryan (c)Singles match for the WWE Championship with Triple H as special guest referee
    This was Orton's Money in the Bank cash-in match
    (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
    Do you watch WWE? If so, did you watch Summerslam?
    Did you like my review on Summerslam? If so, should I keep doing them for all major WWE pay-per-views? (WrestleMania, Summerslam, Royal Rumble, Survivor Series)
    WWE Summerslam Poster featuring Daniel Bryan, Kane, CM Punk, Nikki Bella, Brie Bella, AJ Lee, and Dolph Ziggler
    Randy Orton with WWE Championship

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013

    Biography #4: Neil Armstrong

    Neil Armstrong is a very famous astronaut, most famous for being the first person ever to step on the moon. He stepped foot on the moon on July 21, 1969. He then said the words, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind". He then taught at the University of Cincinnati. Today, many people have stepped on the moon, but none of those men were the first. Neil Armstrong will always be known as the first man to walk on the moon.
    What do you want to be when you grow up?


    Saturday, June 22, 2013

    Book Review: The View From Saturday

    I just finished reading The View From Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg. It is a two time Newbery Medal Award Winner. The story takes place mostly in New York, but one chapter of it in Florida. The View From Saturday is a book about 4 sixth graders, Nadia, Ethan, Julian, and Noah who are picked to be their class's academic bowl team. Nadia is a girl from Florida who has a particular fond for turtles, and she moved to New York with her mom when her parents got divorced. Ethan is a boy who doesn't talk much, and his grandmother marries Nadia's grandfather. Julian is a magician who lived on a cruise ship, and has a tea party at his house every Saturday at 4. Noah was best man at Nadia's grandfather and Ethan's grandmother's wedding, and is great at calligraphy. They make the Souls. The Souls end up being a great team. Read The View From Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg to find out more about The Souls.

    Good things about the book:
    1. It was a well written, great story.
    2. E.L. Konigsburg could of easily made that one story at least five stories.
    3. I learned lots of new words in the book.
    4. At the end of the book, they have 15 questions with 36 answers to show that they are many ways to answer a question
    Bad things about the book:
    1. They put parts of the contest in random places.
    2. They introduced a Mrs. Reynolds, but didn't say for a couple of pages that she is the High School drama teacher.
    3. Also, they said chops had something to do with the ability to do magic, but never really said what it was.
    1. When you think about the word alien, do you think of those green people who live on a different planet? It can also mean "Belonging to a foreign country or nation".
    2. When you hear the word sound, do you think of things that you hear? Sound can also mean "A narrow stretch of water forming an inlet or connecting two wider areas of water such as two seas or a sea and a lake".
    New words I learned:
    1. Quaint-attractively unusual or old-fashioned.
    2. Paraplegic-paralysis of the legs and lower body typically caused by spinal injury or disease.
    3. Brigadier-a rank of officer in the British army, above colonel and below major general.
    4. Sentinel-a soldier or guard whose job is to stand and keep watch.
    5. Nanosecond-one billionth of a second.
    6. Derive-obtain something from.
    7. Vulgar-lacking sophistication or good taste.
    8. Malice-the intention or desire to do evil.
    Overall, I rate this book as a A+, and I think anyone interested in smarts should read it, and all elementary school and middle school students.
    Have you read The View From Saturday?
    Do you know of any books that you can relate to this?

    The View from Saturday.jpg

    Friday, June 21, 2013

    2013 NBA Champions: The Miami Heat

    Yesterday, the Miami Heat played the San Antonio Spurs in a crucial game. It was game 7 of the NBA Finals. The winner got a huge trophy and the loser got nothing more than a pat on the back. Game 6 was about to end with the Spurs winning the championship when the Heat came back and Ray Allen hit a 3-pointer to win the game. In Game 7, the Heat were winning almost the whole game and ended up winning 95-88. LeBron James was the 2013 NBA Finals MVP.

    This was an amazing NBA season. With the Clippers' streak of 17 straight wins and the Heat's streak of 27 straight wins, and more, there were many great teams. Also, there were lots of amazing plays by people like Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, Chris Paul, and more. This upcoming draft class is horrible. Nerlens Noel from Kentucky is expected to be the first pick, and his team didn't even make it to the NCAA Tournament.

    Do you watch NBA?
    Who is your favorite NBA team?
    Did you want the Heat or the Spurs to win the championship?
    Who do you think should go first in the NBA draft?

    Thursday, June 20, 2013

    Biography #3: LeBron James

    This biography is about LeBron James. James is considered one of the best NBA basketball players of all time along with men like Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird. LeBron currently plays for the Miami Heat. His nickname is King James. He plays Small Forward. LeBron was drafted in 2003 out of high school as the first pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He played with them until 2010 when he decided to take his talents to Miami to play with Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh, making the Big 3. He has two children, LeBron Jr. and Bryce. LeBron has 4 MVP awards and 1 Rookie of the Year award. He won the NBA championship last year and has Game 7 which is a win the championship or go home situation against the Spurs tonight.

    LeBron James 2011-03-30 brightened.jpg

    Wednesday, June 19, 2013

    The 3rd Ultimate Blogging Challenge

    I am going to have the third Ultimate Blogging Challenge. I haven't done one in over a year, so I'd like to start one. If you would like to sign up, leave your first name and a link to your blog in the comment section.  This will be the first UBC that won't be done with teams. It will be done solo, so no one can rely on their teammate to do the work for them. The goal is to get people to find other blogs that interest you. You can sign up starting right now. Registration ends on July 15th at 3:00 PM.  I will not be in the challenge, but I will be trying to do all the challenges. For the first two rounds, you get eliminated by not doing the challenge.

    Colossal Collections

    Lots of people have collections. Some popular collections are erasers, kooky pens, and sports cards. While I collect lots of things, I have one colossal collection. My favorite things to collect are WWE and UFC figures.

    I started collecting UFC figures in September of 2008. I bought figures of Royce Gracie and Brock Lesnar. I then started buying a few each month. Today, I have 56 UFC figures, only missing out on one fighter's figure that they have made. Once I had collected a bunch, I started collecting smaller ones. I collected 10 of those.

    In December of 2011, I got a WWE Rick Rude figure for Christmas. At the time, I didn't watch WWE. Although I didn't watch it, I had collected a lot of UFC figures by then, so I bought 5 or 6 more. I then started watching WWE in May 2012 and realized that is was super fun to watch. I started collecting a bunch of them. At the moment, I have 93 WWE figures. Combined, my collection of UFC and WWE figures is probably worth about $1,750.

    I don't just collect these because they're fun to collect. I do MMA and wrestling. When I learn a new move in MMA, I go home and try it out with my UFC figures. If you want to try and collect something, I would recommend collecting something related to what you like doing.

                                                        Do you watch WWE or UFC?                                     

                  What do you collect?
    My John Cena, Damien Sandow, Mark Henry, CM Punk, Dolph Ziggler, Cody Rhodes, The Miz, Ryback, Triple H, and Randy Orton WWE figures.
    My Nate Diaz UFC figure


    Friday, June 14, 2013

    Biography #2: Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States of America. He is considered one of the best presidents ever, along with George Washington. Lincoln is most famous for his signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, which ended slavery in the USA. Although the news did not reach everyone right away, the Emancipation Proclamation is one of the most important things in USA history. His Vice President was Hannibal Hamlin. Andrew Johnson replaced Hamlin in 1865. Lincoln served as president from 1861-1865, before being assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. He was 56 years old when he died at 7:22 AM on April 15, 1865.

    Who do you think was/is the best president in USA history?
    Iconic black and white photograph of Lincoln showing his head and shoulders.