My team, The Three Hossmen has been matched with The Brain Trust in the first round of the King of Twee Trios tournament. The owner of this team, one Antonio Cesausage, has already had some unkind, arrogant and downright disrespectful things to say about my charges.
He cites individual matchups as key to his team’s victory…but these are not singles matches. Dean Malenko might be able to hurt Vader with one of his submission maneuvers…if he is able to wrap his arms around any part of Vader’s massive frame, but that means that he has to be anywhere other than laying on the canvas. And what happens if Vader and Andre double team Dean Malenko (within the referee’s five count, of course)? Can you say liquification of internal organs? I knew you could.
The Giant may be able to deliver a mediocre dropkick…yawn. Vader is a 450 lb man who can do a beautiful moonsault. That is a game that even Triple H can’t play. Especially once he has his ribs crushed from The World’s Strongest Slam.
I will, of course, give credit where credit is due. Bobby Heenan is a mastermind. And, while Jimmy Hart may not be on The Brain’s level of intellect, he is excellent at getting under the skin of even the most cerebral of competitors, creating an atmosphere of frustration.
And that will be the Brain Trust’s downfall…emotion and arrogance
What I didn’t consider when I re-posted my previous post is that I didn’t really say anything about where we’re at now. For the most part, my son is in a good spot right now. I’m constantly working on my temper, and I feel like he’s constantly working on how he responds to situations. We talk more, and I feel like we’ve reached an equilibrium with each other.
One of the big disconnects we’ve had over the past 6 months or so is the way he dresses. I don’t like it, and I don’t really understand it…but at some point, I remembered that my father and I had similar clashes, and that I’ve got to give him space to figure out who he is. I’ve even gone with him to Hot Topic (yes, he’s gone in that sort of direction), when he wanted to buy clothes with his own money…and I didn’t criticize what he purchased.
All in all, things are getting better…which I am ever so grateful for.