Dr. Chad invites you to join him as he escapes from the really real world to sports and entertainment. He learned long ago that a good discussion about basketball, college football, pro wrestling, soccer, or movies brought his general intensity and mental stress levels down considerably. Perhaps you can relate. The author of two sports entertainment books that hold a combined Worldwide 5-star rating from over 50 reviews on Amazon welcomes your conversation and opinions on any mutual interests you come across on this show.
Ladies and gentlemen, I hope you've been well as we all continue to navigate the upside-down world in which we live. This year has been beyond strange. Accordingly, I have been leaning heavily into the pro wrestling world for an escape. Out of the chaos (and with other inspiration) came an idea to revisit my book, which gave some needed objective(ish) shape to the greatest wrestler of all-time conversation others falsely insist is too subjective. In podcast form this time around, presented weekly over the next two months, I will be broadening that discussion, starting with today's introduction. As always, the primary purpose here is to have fun talking about wrestling lore.
The Doc's daughter stole his laptop, recorded her own show, and asked me to post it. Well, not really. We watched her favorite, Charlotte Flair, take down Rhea Rhipley at WrestleMania 36 and she wanted to recorded a few thoughts...about the match and other things : )
I figured I was done with podcasting of this sort, but during these odd times in modern world history, a text from a friend started a train of thought that ended with a desire to lean on my old escape from the real world. My friend's question: "What are your Top 10 WWE matches of the 2010s?" Anyone familiar with "The Doc" Chad Matthews should know I welcomed the chance to analyze, rank, and file my response to such a query regarding modern WWE lore.
These are my thoughts on the coronavirus and the manner in which we have responded to it. I don't pretend to have all the answers, but I felt compelled to bring to the forefront some questions that are obscured by widespread panic.
On her dad's birthday, Jordan McIntyre takes over The Doc Says podcast, talking about a mutual passion of theirs: pro wrestling! Topic of the day is Cody Rhodes and the ascension of AEW, the new league taking the pro wrestling world by storm as of late.
In recent years, it has been featured on The Montell Williams Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and The Doctors, as well as inspired a Storyville Studios documentary. It has prompted European Medical systems to feature it as a specialty wing in hospitals. It has helped countless patients with various conditions to get their health back with a holistic, logical approach. Yet, so few know about it. As America continues to get sicker and sicker, it is time that everyone became aware of it...THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN HEALTHCARE...
Welcome, college football fans. At this point in the season, it gets no better than a big non-conference game between teams ranked in the Top 10 that lives up to the hype. On this efficient 18-minute podcast, I commentate on the coaching narratives, including Tom Herman's aggressiveness perhaps getting the best of him as much as it also contributed to the at times exhilarating drama of this match-up; I also spend a good amount of time gushing over Joe Burrow and the LSU receiving corps while simultaneously recovering from the shock of seeing the Tigers new offense move the ball so easily through the air (and with such pace), as that wound up being the real story of the game; plus, I'm both an admitted hyperbolizer and a proud over-speculator, but I try to tone it down while drawing conclusions about what this game will mean to each team moving forward.
My daughter, Jordan, found out that I had a sports/entertainment podcast with listeners all over the world and she thought it was the coolest thing ever (I endearingly consider it the nerdiest part of my life). For months, she asked if she could do a podcast and here is what she came up with. She watched a WWE match between Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks and recorded her thoughts in watch-along format. It's an adorable 9-minutes. Enjoy!
Podcasting on my hobbies is something I've done for many years under a pen name I created years ago while attending NC State. Time to integrate and merge my two worlds, so to speak. If you watched Miami vs Florida start week 0 of the 150th college football season in an entertaining, mistake-filled, back-and-forth momentum pendulum of a game, then from one long-time CFB enthusiast to another, here's a conversation-starting, quick-hitting breakdown of the pre-game thoughts, in-game takeaways, and post-game questions.
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