There isn’t really much to say about the episode, as far as episodes go. Raquel Pennington was fighting Jessica Rakoczy. We knew it for a week. I knew if it stayed standing that Rage-koczy would stick and move and win the fight. I thought Rocky would eventually take her down, actually. And it was there [...]
There are two stories in particular that I want to talk about this week. One being the story behind my top hat. The other about Ronda Rousey and her mental capacity and responsibility for us, her team.
First, I don’t need to reiterate to you how mentally challenging cutting weight is. You literally have to tell [...]
It’s gonna seem like I’m complaining a lot this week. But it is what it is.
It’s a strange experience being on TUF, as you know. You are immediately thrown into a training regimen that is unfamiliar, working with coaches and training partners that don’t know you or how you operate, or the signs to look [...]
As each week goes by, you really start to see more and more of how the house starts getting to us. We were so starved for stuff to do, you see us all act like little puppies every time any of the coaches come by to visit. All greeting them at the door, wagging our [...]
“I get paid to make weight, fighting is the fun part.”
That’s what I always tell people. In fact, that’s the hard part. I would fight for free!
You can’t truly understand the horror that is cutting weight unless you’ve done it. Sure, we’ve all been thirsty, we’ve all been sick, we’ve all been hungry… it’s not [...]
Many of you may have been following me on Twitter (@QoSBaszler) and I recently spent a day listing lessons that I had learned after the episode of TUF in which I fought. Well, as this is a recap week [for the show], I figured now would be a good time to do a similar thing [...]
So, just to warn you guys, I’m in a real pissy mood this week, and I know I’m going to go off about it in my blog. And I know just where it will happen. So, be ready for that…the mood of this one is gonna be pissy.
The episode opens with the usual recap. Jessamyn [...]
So… here we are again. Jessamyn Duke vs. Raquel Pennington. Two of my friends. Shades of Roxy vs. Rage-koczy. Two people I had grown close to. Two emotions at one time.
Jessamyn was my homie going into this thing. But being on the show gives everyone involved a certain connection, like we did time together. A [...]
So, after the emotional exhaustion you witnessed on last week’s episode, we all returned to the house.
And as much as I did not want to be that person—that crying sissy during interviews—I told the producer I wanted to do my confessional first, right when we got back. I knew the emotion would still be fresh [...]
So, people have been asking and wondering: what was the mood of the team after going 0-2?
Were we down? Were we resigned?
You’ve seen it in other team sports (me especially, being a lifetime Minnesota Vikings fan, haha). A team is so used to losing, they don’t fight anymore. They resign themselves and almost let the [...]