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Wrestling is Madness in March

Wrestlemania. It is the biggest event of the year in the wrestling business. The crown jewel, the Super Bowl, the "grand daddy of them all" - the event. It's an event that gathers the entire industry, blurring company and organization borders, in a celebration of the most important date in the industry.

Except for this year.

With a legit number two and three organization in North America (albeit very far behind) Wrestlemania for the first time, has become a larger weekend event. With all three major promotions running huge shows in Orlando, the new "Wrestlemania weekend" (March 26th-30th) can potentially create a form of legit competition in the industry again. Orlando, Florida will be the capital of the wrestling world for this one week with four huge shows and neither company wanting the title of "worst show of the week", especially between TNA and ROH.

How the Chips Fall: The Tale of Two Young American Lives

Following what has been a media circus regarding the Eliot Spitzer scandal, the whirlwind that was the media, seemed to have eased up on its proverbial "full-court press" on Ashley Alexandra Dupre. For now, that is.

After all, Dupre's story, which is tailored for a future New York Times best seller, is one that follows a troubled, lost and aspiring singer that gave new meaning to "do whatever it takes", and her journey to super stardom. The catch - besides her two downloaded songs, her dream of becoming a singer hasn't become reality, but the one of being rich and famous have surpassed her imagination.

Dupre, the young 22 year old that has captured the interest of America with her pictures, stories and aspirations, has become a house hold name by way of drugs, prostitution and the moral failure and fall of another individual. Her journey of choices, anchored by raw motivation from the heart, led her down a path that reaped short rewards. It was a mere shortc…

Dome Pondering Import - "Her Sad Path to Respect"

Here is an article from The Daily News regarding the latest Eliot Spitzer controversy, and the woman that lead the former governor to his downfall. The article, in the midst of the layers being removed from the entire situation, looks at the life of Ashley Alexandra Dupre, and the twisted road she followed for the respect she always wanted.

No Longer the Favre-orite: Replacing America's Hero

Brett Favre's run in the National Football League is finally over. After 17 seasons, what else can you say about Favre that has not been said already by reporters, newscasts, documentaries, sport columns, talk radio and passionate fans of all sports?

There is one - humility.

Favre was a man that exemplified a true essence of sports. A nakedness without the contracts, the endorsements, the commercials, the glitz, the glamor and all the baggage that accompanies professional sports today. Favre embodied a charismatic persona that involved class, hard work, dedication, toughness, imagination, and heart.

However, it was his humility that poured through his passion for the sport over everything else. He had an uncanny ability to live in the moment. Never once did he take any situation or any moment for granted or out of its proportions for self promotion or self-indulgence. His ability to understand failures to overcoming adversity, Favre remained calm and cool through it all. Unscathed th…