Skip to main content

2012 All-Star DP Clash - Final Four



Here we go! We are now down to the final four of the DP All-Star Clash. These four have survived the craziness, the quirkiness, the foolishness, and just a little bit of logic to get this far. Making it through their respective bracekts, the four now look to head to the first ever DP Clash Finals. Similar to the last round, the final four format will include a best-of-seven criteria of more interesting topics. 

This round's topics are 1. Best dressed; 2. Catchphrase; 3. T-Shirt Test; 4. Villain Threat; 5. Greatest Accomplishment; 6. The Wrestling Promo; and 7. Live Performance Payment (Which is worth the money live). With that said, let's get on with it.

The following is a review of the DP Clash Bracket:


#1 Bourne vs. #1 Batman

#1 Jason Bourne vs. #1 Batman

Best Dressed - This one is pretty easy. Bourne really is not one for fashion as he's always on the run, and pretty much is dressed for comfort. Batman's gear is already pretty cool in itself. However, when he entertains the people of Gotham as Bruce Wayne, the custom suits and sharp outfits are on display. Easy choice. (Batman 1-0)

Catchphrase Quality - Another easy one. Boune doesn't have one. He barely talks, and when he does, it's urgent and rushed. As for Batman, there are the tons of catchy ways Batman alerted Robin in the early TV Series. And of course, how can we forget the late classic, "Why so serious?" (Batman 2-0)

T-Shirt Test - We might be on our way to a sweep. I don't believe I've ever seen a Jason Bourne T-shirt. If I did, it would probably be awesome. However, the Batman logo on a t-shirt is sold everywhere and is a pretty popular look. (Batman 3-0)

Villain Threat - Batman may have the coolest villain in all of fictional character history in the Joker. In addition, there is Twoface, Penguin, Mr. Freeze, Riddler, and many more. However, Bourne has an entire world trying to capture him. His villains come in all forms and Bourne has very little help in defeating them. (Batman 3-1)

Greatest Accomplishment - Hmmm...Escape every army and police force in the world, or continually saving one city, from the same villains? (Batman 3-2)

The Wrestling Promo - Who is more believable if they were to cut a wrestling promo? Honestly, Bourne would be that character that didn't talk, and possibly would need a manager to do it for him. Batman on the other hand has that cryptic, Undertaker-like persona going for him. It's always been intriguing, and works well for him. I'm sure he can look into a camera, cut a promo, and really get an audience excited about an upcoming match. And like we said, he already has the catchphrase. (Batman 4-2)

Result: Batman


#4 Manning vs. #8 Seagal

#4 Peyton Manning vs. #8 Steven Seagal

Best Dressed - Have you seen Steven Seagal in his movies? And now compare that to one of the best dressed athletes in all of sports. Yah, this is an easy one. (Manning 1-0)

Catchphrase Quality - Manning says all the right things in all of his interviews. The guy will never give you  too much to use against him, and will always do so to not get emotions too high, or give critics ammunition for the next week. Steven Seagal on the other hand will deliver cheesy line after cheesy line in his movies which eventually turn into cult-like sayings. Its terrible to reward stupidity, but in this case, it's hard not to. (Tied 1-1)

T-Shirt Test - Who in the world would ever wear a Steven Seagal t-shirt?! (Manning 2-1)

Villain Threat - Seagal always seems to have the quirkiest villains. From Jamaican drug lords, crooked prison officers, or not-so-smart Italian mafia members, the villains always make for an interesting film. However, like all of his movies, Seageal always defeats them, and easily so. Manning has had to deal with an entire league scheming for him, including rivals in the Ravens and Patriots over his career. (Manning 3-1)

Greatest Accomplishment - A Super Bowl victory over continually making millions for terrible movies. Tough choice. While a Super Bowl is hard to earn, it takes a special skill to be super terrible and still become a known commodity in Hollywood. (Manning 3-2)

The Wrestling Promo - While Seagal's lines are comedic in his movies, I feel like his promo for a wrestling match would be filled with so much non-sense it would leave the viewer confused or probably just force them to outright change the channel. One the other hand, Manning has a certain presence about his ability to communicate. He knows how to handle himself in front of a live camera. He'll get over what he needs to say in a timely fashion and in a way that will meet the objective. (Manning 4-2)

Live Performance Payment - And just for fun, would you pay to see Seagal perform over Peyton Manning? Didn't think so.

Result: Peyton Manning

#1 Batman vs. #4 Peyton Manning are set for the DP Clash Finals.

Recently Read Posts

Sunday Sundown Rundown - 11/19/17

3 Up
1. Lt. Sayem Basad Pacha - No one will ever know what went through Pacha's head before he bear-hugged a suicide bomber the moment the vest was detonated. I can't even wrap my mind around the thought process. Whatever it is, this man is one thing - hero. And that's in the purest form. 
2. Kianoush Rostami - The earthquake that rocked the Iran/Iraq border was devastating. Yet, here is Rostami giving up his prized possession of an Olympic gold medal to raise money for the relief effort. Much respect. 
3. WWE War Games - In a more light-hearted "Up" this week (we need that from time-to-time, no?), the WWE's Survivor Series weekend was just fantastic. But man, so much props to everyone who put work into Saturday's NXT show, as well as the return of War Games. That match was so awesome. 
3 Down
1. Rob Moore - All I will say is this - it's bad when even something such as sexual assault is now becoming a topic and a driving force for identity politics. Re…

Dome Pondering Movie Review: Girl Most Likely (2012)

What is it about? 
A woman comes to grips with realizing that her big break in the playwright industry has faded, and must learn to make make the transition. 
Who is in it? 
Kristen Wiig - Imogene
Annette Bening - Zelda
Matt Dillon - George

The Pondering 10 - Dream Pro Wrestling Matches

Just like any sport, movie, or form of entertainment, pro wrestling has produced many memorable characters, moments, and eras that fans hold dearly. The memories, debates and discussions that have formed over the years have caused all of us to at one time fantasize about our dream scenarios. We all have them. And yes, we all have our dream matches, even if they will not ever happen. The following Pondering 10 list takes a look at my top pro wrestling dream matches, with of course, all of the participants being in their prime.

Sunday Sundown Rundown - 11/12/17

3 Up
1. Aly Raisman - Following the bravery of Mckayla Maroney and others in the #MeToo campaign, Raisman has stepped forward as the charges pile up for sexual abuse by former USA Gymnastics doctor, Larry Nassar. By the way, shame on USA Gymnastics for continuing to allow this culture. I shudder to think what else lies in the world of Gymnastics. 
2. New York Times - In a world where journalism - real journalism - is becoming harder and harder to find, The Times continues to break stories left and right, and did so again this week with the Louis CK piece. I think we all are tired of journalism wrapped in identity politics, and yes, even "fake news". 
3. Kristaps Porzingis - Obviously, you all know how much I love the Unicorn. But seriously, how enjoyable is he to watch? And barring injury, he can only get better. Melo, who? 
3 Down
1. Sean Hannity - Seriously, I don't even know how this guy sleeps at night. And really, I'm not even sure what kind of person follows thi…