Fight Flair Fight

This man.

To beat the man you got to be the man
This force of the nature.

Wooooh
The ultimate show man.

Ric Flair
A man that became the man he always wanted to be.

You cannot get unfazed by this nature boy. His undeniable energy, his intensity and his love for the business.

He passed the torch to the next generation of legends like him. Ricky Steamboat, Sting, Vader, Kerry Van Erich and Bret Hart to name of few. Even if in my humble opinion his match were pretty predictable, he did put those amazing wrestlers to another level.

Right now, Ric Flair is fighting probably his biggest fight. Correction. He was always a fighter since his childhood and it wasn’t easy for him. Life is a road of challenge. Fans around the world are praying for him.

When Roddy Piper and Dusty Rhodes passed away, I was so crushed. I felt like when Macho Man die that I lost one of my favorite uncle. Yesterday, I didn’t expect to hear this really sad news. It’s bittersweet to think about them all.

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I don’t remember exactly when was the first time I lay my eyes on Ric by watching wrestling in our big 80’s television. His long platinum hair, his bling, his jacket went off somewhere, he couldn’t stand still and I was hooked but I was like in a mode of what the hell am I seeing…

You can feel the bond he share with his brothers. Family for life!

Dusty Rhodes and him, omg, that was pure magic. Like it was dynamite.

Championship Ric Flair vs Dusty Rhodes Pro Aug 23rd, 1986

He got some flaws and he wasn’t the most perfect guy like no one is perfect but we are all rooting for him right now.

In the winter 1992, my mom had this pink bathroom robe that she never use it (I still couldn’t understand why). And I would wait for her to go out make some errands and I would wear it (I was 9) and walk in it like I was Ric Flair. Playing his entrance music in my head, making this face of I’m the best of the best and make a 180 degree turn in slow motion and putting my mom diamonds rings that were clearly too big for me.

Here some magical matchs of  him:

Kerry Von Erich wins the NWA World Championship May, 06, 1984

Clash of the Champions 01 – (3-27-1988) Ric Flair vs. Sting

Championship Ric Flair vs Dusty Rhodes Pro Aug 23rd, 1986

My smile is slowly making a comeback while I watch those videos.

You can see sparkle into his eyes when he see Charlotte and all she have accomplish. Wrestling does bring family closer in some case. It’s really beautiful to see the both of them together.

Daughter and FatherTwo of a kind

Fight, Flair, Fight.

Charlotte

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The NFL is back

I know that you are tired of me singing this pure Bing Crosby classic but every big moment of the year feel like I could sing this song over and over again.

My Steelers has won the game agains't the Giants. So, I'm a happy camper.

What to expect this year with the Steel Curtain machine?

Steelers 1966

With Saturday night game, you have a feeling that there is a big changes in the Steelers defense.

Could be a sign that they want to beat this year the team to beat? I'm talking about The Patriots. I'm still not a fan of The Pats but they are the 2017 Super Bowl champions and they did a comeback during that Super Bowl that left me speechless. Brady is clearly one of the greatest GB of this universe but better than Young, Marino, Bradshaw, Montana and Aikman of this world?

I leave that question unanswered.

I have faith in my boys that this year, they will give some headaches to the 2017 Champs.

Mike Tomlin's army will be ready as I am ready. Let's go boys.

Steelers Nation

Poor the Cowboys. I'm a lonesome cowboy dah dah dah dah dah dah Lucky Luke song. Back to the Dallas Cowboys. Elliot is suspended for 6 games (OMG) and everyone are like what will happen to the Cowboys. Come on people, have a little faith.

Dallas Cowboys

They will survive but by watching the game agains't the Los Angeles Rams, some little adjustment will be made but I can guarantee they will give us a hell of a show this season.

I won't talk about The Pats! NO, NO, NO and NO!

Tom Brady artwork by Matthew Sharpe

I will try to give you a very fun, entertaining review of some games during this season.

2017-2018 will be one unforgettable season. I'm so excited and I just can't hide it. I'm in a singing mood today.

Let get ready to rumble (safely of course)!

Legends

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Nous n’avons encore rien vu

Quelle journée aujourd’hui.

Les estrades étaient remplis et l’émotion était aussi présent sur le circuit urbain de Montréal.

Pour ceux et celles qui avaient des doutes est-ce qu’une course d’automobile électrique ne serait pas aussi stressant, excitant et intriguant à regarder doivent possiblement rouler plus que 7 fois leur langue dans leur bouche.

Tous les ingrédients y étaient!

 

Di Grassi est en tête d’affiche et Jean-Eric est tout de suite après lui à la deuxième position. Quand je vous parlais hier de l’oeil du tigre de Jean-Eric et sa concentration, il nous l’a démontré aujourd’hui. Son coéquipier Sebastien Sarrazin a décroché la troisième place. L’équipe Techeetah est sur une très bonne lancée.

La plus grosse surprise a été en matinée l’accident qui a détruit une bonne partie de la voiture du champion de l’année 2016 Sebastien Buemi. Ça fallu que les ingénieurs et les mécaniciens de chez Dams Renault construisent en 4 heures une toute nouvelle voiture. Également, il a eu une pénalité ce qui l’a coûté d’être très en arrière dans la ligne de départ et en plus quelques incidents durant la course.

Mais le champion n’a pas dit son dernier mot et avec le travail d’équipe qui avait eu lieu entre Prost et lui et son talent, il a pu terminer la course en 4e position.

Sebastien Buemi

Un bon petit verre de rosée et on se repose pour la grande journée de demain.

Bravo à Lucas, Jean-Eric et Sebastien Sarrazin.

Lucas Friday July 28th

 

Formule E (Le calme avant la tempête électrique)

Première journée remplie t’excitation dans la salle des médias sur le site du championnat de la Formule E. La température est au rendez-vous et le meilleur reste à venir.

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Sam Bird de l’écurie DS Virgin Racing et Felix Rosenqvist de l’écurie Mahindra Racing participait à un ”panel” à midi. Les questions posées par certains journalistes étaient très pertinentes. Suite à la grosse nouvelle ce matin que Porsche va s’intégrer à la Formule E, un journaliste montréalais a posé à Sam est-ce que les japonaises vont joindre la partie?

D’après Sam, ça ne serait qu’une question de temps…

Dossier à suivre.

 

Sam Bird et Felix Rosenqvist

En discutant avec Nicolas Prost (vous allez voir le petit vidéo bon un peu qualité d’un vidéo digne d’une fille qui doit engager un caméraman) et un extrait de mon entrevue avec Jean-Eric Vergne, on pouvait sentir que l’enthousiasme pour ce championnat était bien présent et qu’ils voient tous les deux un avenir positif pour la Formule E.

Voici ma rencontre fort sympathique avec Nico Prost. Pour moi, le scientifique de la Formule E pourrait bien nous surprendre cette fin de semaine. Je suis sur un petit nuage d’avoir eu la chance de parler à Nico. Wow!

Jean-Éric a un je ne sais quoi…

Vraiment! En lui parlant, je pouvais voir un pilote qui a un amour profond pour notre Sainte Flanelle (Montréal). Comment ne pas tomber en amour avec Montréal (à part durant une tempête de neige avec une voiture stationnée sur le Plateau).

Il a su tout de suite me mettre à l’aise et malgré ce petit Chronicle très détendu, il détenait l’oeil du tigre.

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On peut sentir une certaine maturité chez lui car il ne faut pas oublier qu’il a couru pour l’écurie Toro Rosso à la F1. Il connait très bien le circuit Gilles Villeneuve dont le nom de famille Villeneuve fut le nom de son chien quand il était tout petit.

Malgré l’incident qui s’est passé à New York il y a quelques semaines, Jean-Éric ne perd pas du tout le focus.

Au contraire, il est encore plus déterminé que jamais.

Jean-Eric Vergne

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Tout comme Nico et les 8 autres pilotes, tout le monde veut avoir place au fameux trône du champion du monde de la Formule E 2017.

Let’s get ready to rumble.

https://www.jeanericvergne.com

http://www.nicolas-prost.com

http://www.sambird.com

 

Day 1 FORMULA E Style

To witness the being the scene of a championship is truly a dream being a reality. I’m singing in my head ”Heaven, I’m in Heaven” loud and clear. Again in my head.

The Chronicle

The nerves are in control but I won’t lie, it can be taunting but I feel like I was at home. It’s a big first for our city to be the host of the Formula E and the playground will be our streets. During this weekend, those famous streets won’t have no names but they will be remember for an historic race.

Being surrounded of a lot of journalists from all around the world is amazing. My first time in a big press room will be something I will cherish for the rest of my life. Home Sweet Home.

Ok, let’s talk about business. Today, I will have the privilege to talk to Jean-Eric Vergne from Techeetah. We will do the interview in Molière’s mother tongue (in French). Before, I will meet with Sam Bird and José Maria Lopez ” Pechito” from D.S. Virgin Racing.

History is actually in the making right now.

It will be an electrifying one!

BOYS DON’T CRY

The legendary music band The Cure couldn’t have sang it better.

The Cure

I’m daydreaming about this weekend coming up at the speed of sound with this song playing and playing in my head. Ok actually, on my IPhone.

This next driver is definitely captivating to watch. I present you Sir Jean-Eric Vergne. Oh stay tuned for this weekend, I will have the honor to have a little Chronicle Interview with a few drivers and Jean-Eric will be one of them. Yeah!

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Jean-Eric have accomplish a lot in his 27 years. He was recently appointed FIA’s first sustainability Ambassador. That’s a huge honor for a young pilot and he has already run for the Toro Rosso F1 team.

Jean-Eric Vergne

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And let’s not forget that with this F1 achievement, he went 5 times in the podium. That’s impressive!

I will give myself the title of a racing connaisseur because i am not.

The C

But I do love the intensity and the drama of a race.

I got pretty late in the Formula E bandwagon but I enjoy every minute of it. Drivers like Jean-Eric are making this race very interesting to watch.

Jean-Eric Vergne

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I do wonder what tricks this weekend Jean-Eric have under his pilot sleeves…

I guess we have to wait and see.

La force V

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https://www.jeanericvergne.com

 

 

Entering Nico Prost Universe

Prost!

You know this legendary family name. A dynasty is actually born and Nicolas Prost is caring the legacy with pride but he is doing it his way.

Nico is putting his own footprint in the fascinating world of the Formula E. He started racing for Renault e. dams since the birth of the Formula E in 2014.

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He is driving with all his heart and with a big dose of fire in his eyes. Like all the super drivers, this weekend, Montreal streets will be a big urban playground. And the boys won’t be here to play nice with each others. The competition will be a very fierce one like we like it. Everyone of them have the desire to be standing on that podium and even want to be on the champion of that iconic race.

The boys and The Chronicle

He had the privilege to learn from one of the best there is in the history of car racing. Nico had the same scientist demeanour as his father. Like father, like son.

Père et Fils

I always said Alain Prost was The Scientist and Ayrton Senna was The Artist. Wow, that is a good comparaison.

prost-senna

Sebastien Buemi couldn’t ask for a better partner on the road. It’s really cool to see two athletes that does have a big level of respect for one and other. It’s almost romantic but please, let’s not getting carried away.

I’m really excited for this weekend. You will probably read it on every Chronicle this week. It’s such a big privilege for the city to have this race and to watch those racing devils reaching for the need for speed 100% E Style.

The Montreal streets will be Nico’s laboratory.

Let’s see The Scientist in action this weekend.

http://www.nicolas-prost.com