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Curt Heinrichs

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Cie Grant slings Ken Dorsey to the turf in the desert- 2003
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: AJ Hawk/ Anthony Gonzalez
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians

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Comment 06 Jun 2016

Great write-up. I am a big Slayer fan despite the fact that I'm not a Satanic, unemployed heathen with a mile-long rap sheet. 

I met KFK a few years ago before they played at Blossom. Not the friendliest dude I've ever come across in the metal community, but his music allows me to forgive him. I was worried about the quality of the Repentless album, but it is not bad. Not like 80's Slayer, but it's no St. Anger. 

Comment 06 Jun 2016

I took my wife to see Slayer, Manson, Killswitch Engage, and Whitechapel on the Mayhem Fest. She absolutely loved it. Slayer's musicianship is fantastic and they put on a great show 3 decades into their career. 

The metal community is pretty excellent and open to newcomers. I've seen kids on shoulders at shows and people dressed like Satan's minions giving the kids a high five. I've found that the music and the pits are aggressive, but the people are friendly.

While I know I won't be changing your mind about the style of music, it's important to understand that most music scenes aren't all that dissimilar. At a Grateful Dead concert, you may hear people reminiscing about the time they saw Jerry Garcia come out on stage during a Doors concert and play LA Woman with Morrison (I completely made this up, but if it happened in real life, I knew a guy that was friends with a guy that heard of a guy that was there). This wouldn't be all that different from Slayer fans talking about how they saw Rob Halford (of Judas Priest) sing "Livin After Midnight" with Metallica (also made this up). 

Comment 31 May 2016

that's true about Cody and Paige, though I'm told they split up because dating takes time away from their career, which neither is prepared to do at this point. Good for them, even if that's a thoughtful way of saying "we really aren't that compatible."

Comment 31 May 2016

Cody's uncle, Robert Meese, was a professional boxer and has trained Cody since he was young. I know he was a two-time state placer in Ohio in wrestling (state champ as a freshman, 2nd as a sophomore), but I'd have to say that boxing is his best skill set. I've seen Cody fight locally a number of times, and can't remember ever seeing him rely on grappling to win a fight. 

Comment 26 May 2016

Jessica and Cody each fight this weekend, so it's not crazy to think they may be on the September card. Jessica fights Sara McMann, who is an Olympic wrestler, so it's safe to expect Jessica won't be too beaten up from striking. She's officially 1-3 with 1 NC in the UFC, so Jessica will need to beat McMann or risk being cut, though she's a popular fighter, so the UFC would be smart to use her to sell tickets in Cleveland. 

Comment 17 May 2016

Josh Homme is one of my favorite musicians of today. I saw QOTSA when they were touring on the anniversary of their self-titled album in 2010 or so. I also really like all of his side bands. Them Crooked Vultures are amazing and you can't dislike EODM. 

Grateful, this album may be up your alley. 

I know I'll be celebrating this TIMH. 

Comment 17 May 2016

Great article. I like some of Dio's Sabbath stuff, but it's a different band entirely without Ozzy. By all accounts, Dio was a great guy and he put out excellent music throughout his career with each band he fronted. I got a new respect for him when I read Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven and Hell by Tony Iommi. Iommi had nothing but good things to say about Dio throughout. Interestingly enough, Iommi seemed like the driving force for some of the terrible Sabbath albums without Ozzy or Dio, so read into that what you will. 

Comment 16 May 2016

Brown's strength is definitely his striking in close proximity. He isn't a slouch on the ground, but Maia is one of the best in the world. Brown looked frustrated after Maia took his back in the 2nd round. He was working on keeping wrist control and getting back to Maia's guard, but it wasn't happening. A very disappointing fight for Brown. 

Comment 16 May 2016

I have to disagree. Maia made it very clear that he wanted to take the fight to the ground. Brown did a great job of sprawling and digging for underhooks to stay on his feet. Once Brown looked to strike instead of keeping his legs clear, Maia took advantage. Brown is pretty skilled on the ground, so it was like a chess match on the ground. Not exactly the striking frenzy I like to see with Matt Brown, but it had the same intrigue as a pitcher's duel in baseball. 

Comment 11 May 2016

I like this matchup for Stipe. Werdum is obviously a major threat on the mat with his BJJ, but his striking isn't to be forgotten. I was really impressed by Werdum's striking against Roy Nelson and Mark Hunt in particular. 

I covered regional MMA for a number of years and got to know Stipe and his teammates fairly well. Stipe is one of the most humble characters I've encountered in the sport. He can talk and goof around right before walking into the cage for sparring, but flips the switch and gets nasty when he has to. I don't care about basketball, so I'd like to see a guy that I know break the Cleveland championship streak first. 

Shogun Rua is also on the card, as is Demian Maia vs Matt Brown. Jacare Souza vs Vitor could be an incredible fight and Cyborg Santos makes her UFC debut. I don't buy many UFC PPVs these days, but this may be one that causes me to do it. 

Comment 05 May 2016

Kurt Cobain, Jimmy Page, Bruce Springsteen, Angus Young, Brann Dailor (drummer of Mastodon)