Archive for July 2011

"Microwrestling" is More Than Just Midget Wrestling

It’s no secret that MMA, or Mixed Martial Arts, has taken off in the US in the last five years. Some of this may have to do with the huge audience the professional wrestling has garnered in the last few decades, combined with the market for extreme sports. But an Minnesota-based outfit called the MWF... Read more »

Air Guitar's Headbangin' Highlights

Air Guitar's Headbangin' Highlights
At the Air Guitar National Championships at Metro in Chicago the masters of airness came together to rock out. Over a dozen contestants from all over the country competed in the 9th national championship, Sat July 23. The first round saw contestants jam for 60 seconds to their own song choice, exhibiting attitude, technical merit... Read more »

Are American Sports Fans Too Cool to Sing?

Are American Sports Fans Too Cool to Sing?
Follow @MySportsComplex Sports fans around the world aren’t known first for their vocal gifts. But enthusiasm seems to be an innate quality. It could be that different cultures have different styles. Americans are known by Europeans for their forwardness, and their informal, talkative nature. While college football fans in Nebraska, Mississippi and Southern Cal might... Read more »
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Air Guitar Again Rocks Chicago

Air Guitar Again Rocks Chicago
Follow @MySportsComplex Chicago may be home to the world famous Lollapalooza, which made its nest here after a decade of nationwide travel in front of millions of fans. But be prepared to be rocked again. On Saturday, July 23, airguitarmageddon takes Metro on Clark Street, as the national finals of the US Air Guitar Championships... Read more »

Cubs & Phillies: Why We Are Fans

Cubs & Phillies: Why We Are Fans
Note: this piece has been re-written and moved to The Bleacher Report. You can now find the piece and more related fan videos at the link below. Thanks for reading. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/781147-chicago-cubs-why-we-are-fans-anyhow Andy Frye writes about sports and life here and chirps via Twitter at @MySportsComplex. Fans rule. Follow @MySportsComplex

Football Guitars Give Music, Sports Fans Ax to Grind

Football Guitars Give Music, Sports Fans Ax to Grind
Follow @MySportsComplex Sounds like the mancave owner’s dream. As if sports logo-clad beer lights weren’t enough, now the avid sports fan and weekend rock star has another sports ax to grind. Helmet Guitars, which can be found online at www.HelmetGuitars.com makes a line of specialty electric guitars for music and football enthusiasts. The company puts... Read more »
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Cubs, Phillies Wear Green Sleeves

Cubs, Phillies Wear Green Sleeves
Follow @MySportsComplex If you are a baseball stats wizard you might know that Philadelphia Phillies closer Brad Lidge pitched 27 saves in 2010. But you probably didn’t know that last year the Phillies saved the environment 3,224 barrels of oil, 174 tons of plastic, and 100,000 trees last year. The effort is all part of... Read more »

Aerosmith: Relief Pitcher, Sports Memorabilia Magnet

Aerosmith: Relief Pitcher, Sports Memorabilia Magnet
Follow @MySportsComplex So you’re probably reeling from your recent Boston visit to see the June 11 Backstreet Boys / New Kids on the Block tour. Or maybe you’ve missed your chance, and you’re now relegated to some real rockin’ music by the Mighty Mighty BossTones, who are set to perform at Fenway Park with fellow... Read more »

Why You Never Take the TV Remote from a Football Fan

Why You Never Take the TV Remote from a Football Fan
One of my favorite movies from years past, potentially a classic, is Guy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. The 1999 film which stars Sting, Vinnie Jones and Jason Statham, is largely a gangster film but sounds and reads wittily like a Beatles film with guns, smuggling, cannabis and a load of cursing. Like... Read more »
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A Soccer Team Gets its Own Damn Plane

A Soccer Team Gets its Own Damn Plane
Follow @MySportsComplex Of course, Barack Obama gets his own jetliner. He’s the President of The United States. And yes, OK, it’s true that Joe Biden gets one too. Since Biden talks so much he should very well have his own damn plane to himself. The big shots in high places usually get their own planes.... Read more »