WASHINGTON — “Good, God Almighty! … As God as my witness, he is broken in half!” Jim Ross’ legendary call cemented the most brutal match in WWE history, as Mick Foley’s masked masochist Mankind faced the undead phenom The Undertaker in a “Hell in a Cell” match at the “King of the Ring” pay per view in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 28, 1998. Two decades later, Foley looks back on that fateful night in his “20 Years of Hell” tour, which crashes into the DC Improv comedy club in Downtown D.C. this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. “One of the things I plan to do with this show is take people behind the scenes and show the evolution, execution, aftermath and legacy of this infamous night,” Foley told WTOP. “I had no idea how important that night was going to turn out to be (with) a series of bizarre, surreal circumstances. The fact that we lived through it made that night take on a … [Read more...] about Q&A: WWE legend Mick Foley brings ’20 Years of Hell’ tour to DC Improv
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It's Friday, which means it's mailbag time. But first, a few newsy items:1. Tremaine Edmunds is one of 22 players who received invitations to attend the NFL Draft in person in Arlington, Texas, later this month. But he won't be alone. Hokies head coach Justin Fuente and defensive coordinator Bud Foster both will be going with him, giving Virginia Tech a good bit of exposure on a national stage.2. The ACC football championship game will remain in Charlotte through 2030. The league announced the news yesterday. Outside of the HB2 flap that forced the conference to move to Orlando for the 2016 game, Charlotte's hosted it every year since 2010. For those wondering about the Panthers pushing for a new stadium, the agreement would just move the ACC title game to the new venue if one were ever built.Charlotte seems like a good home. It's central to the conference, so it's fairly easy for a good number of the schools' fans to get there, certainly more so than the … [Read more...] about Hokies mailbag: Have Virginia Tech’s special teams under Fuente lived up to the ‘Beamer Ball’ standards?
Alicia Rancilio, Associated Press Updated 8:15 am, Friday, April 6, 2018 Photo: Willy Sanjuan, Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2018 file photo, Jared Harris participates in the "The Terror" panel during the AMC Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. The series airs on Mondays on AMC. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File) less FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2018 file photo, Jared Harris participates in the "The Terror" panel during the AMC Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. The series airs on Mondays on ... more Photo: Willy Sanjuan, Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP Jared Harris recalls his deaths on 'Mad Men' and 'The Crown' 1 / 1 Back to Gallery NEW YORK (AP) — Jared Harris says watching his … [Read more...] about Jared Harris recalls his deaths on ‘Mad Men’ and ‘The Crown’
Tour guides in Philadelphia are challenging a city law that requires them to answer at least 65 percent of the questions correctly on a history test.The law is an economic regulation designed to prevent “a great proliferation of misinformation,” the city argues in legal briefs, according to a story in the Wall Street Journal (sub. req.). Just as the city requires librarians to meet certain qualifications, it can also make sure guides are “capable of knowing something about what they are selling,” the brief says.An advocate of the law, tour guide Ron Avery, says he has taken tours and observed guides telling some whoppers, such as an assertion that Ben Franklin had 80 illegitimate children. “Maybe 50 percent of the tour guides didn’t know what the hell they were talking about,” he told the newspaper.Tour guides opposing the law say it infringes their freedom of speech. The libertarian Institute for Justice represents the plaintiffs. Lawyer … [Read more...] about Tour Guides Challenge Philly Law Requiring History Test
To others, the lure of the sweet science instead bears the bitter taste of taking one right in the kisser. “There is nothing more shocking than getting hit in the face,” says Nashville, Tennessee-based attorney Stuart Scott, who sparred with professional boxers and competed in Toughman competitions, where novice amateur fighters could test themselves in the ring.Lawyers are accustomed to the rough and tumble of courtroom arguments and of counseling irate clients, so they are no strangers to the sport. Mega-promoter Bob Arum graduated from Harvard Law School and worked in the U.S. Department of Justice in the 1960s before entering boxing as a promoter. Another boxing promoter, Lou DiBella of DiBella Entertainment, also has a Harvard law degree.But many lawyers do more But many lawyers do more than just promote. They get into the ring and substitute their knowledge of civil procedure for the intricacies of the Marquess of Queensberry rules.Matthew Bogdanos. Photograph by Len … [Read more...] about These lawyers battle in the boxing ring as well as the courtroom