Every week the contributors to The Irrelevant will share the one thing we've been into this week. It can be a movie, a book, a song, an album, some youtube video, a random meme, or twitter user, anything that's been taking up more space in our mind than it should. We want to share this with you because we like sharing things we're into. Also these are perfect things that you can consume over the weekend, so here they are:
E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness
The hosts are former WWE superstars Edge and Christian and their insight from over 40 years of pro wrestling, combined, through various levels is invaluable. They discuss current events throughout the wrestling world, not just WWE, and will typically have guests from the WWE and other promotions. The episode that made we realize this podcast was more special than any other wrestling one was with former superstar and current Smackdown GM Daniel Bryan. It is a little dated now, being published on August 18th, but the discussion is not particularly time sensitive. The topics ranged from fatherhood; Bryan recently became a father, book recommendations and not letting people convince you to give up on your dreams. It was authentic, insightful and displayed a side of professional wrestlers people, myself included, don't normally get to see. If this is the potential of this podcast I believe it has a ton of value to people even those who are not wrestling fans and I think can change a lot of minds about the sport and profession. At The Irrelevant we seem to gravitate toward long podcasts and this one is no different but if you’re not into wrestling just skip past all that talk and listen to the interviews.
The Curse of Romo/ Hating on the Cowboys
Living in El Paso Texas I’m surrounded by these plastic Cowboys fans, who all came out of the woodwork last year as the Boys’ had a decent season. All I heard last season was how Dak is the greatest thing ever and how he’s going to be a first ballot hall of famer. I couldn’t believe how fast all these “fans” turned on the Cowboys most underrated Quarterback of All-Time, the man who literally broke his back like 27 times carrying the team by his damn self! When the Boys’ had an offensive line reminiscent of a high school team, who kept the team competitive? When the boys’ couldn’t keep a team under 30, who kept them in every single game? That’s right, it was Antonio Ramiro Romo every single time and now people are happy we got rid of him and have a “good” quarterback.
Sports Voodoo doesn’t forget things like that, and I can almost guarantee this next few abyssmal years will be known as the "Curse of Romo". I can’t wait for the Giants to expose us and return to the Dave Campo 5-11 glory days until the great Cooper Rush steps in.
For me Destiny has always been about creating a unique character with a unique loadout. It's a game that I can kinda zone out to, listen to a podcast while I'm on the crucible. So far I haven't been able to do that, on the campaign side it's been because of the great soundtrack and on the crucible it's because I've been doing pretty awful.
Bungie has promised that it'll be easier to get a pickup group for the strikes so I'm hoping that I'll be able to explore that part of the game more, if only to hear more the truly fantastic soundtrack. If you have a PS4, get at me on twitter.