Ahmed Chowdhury Asks: I have 2 questions. My 1st question is, coach Tom Herman believes Texas Football is going into right direction. Do you believe the same way as coach Tom Herman does? My 2nd question is, Ohio State lost 2 games and some people thinks they don't have a chance to make the College Football Playoffs. For this week they are ranked Number 11 in College Football Rankings, and my question is, if they win their last 3 games (Possibly wins the Big 10 Championship), and top teams loses their games, do you think Ohio State would be able to make the College Football Playoffs? I am sure they don't have to worry about not having a quality win because last week they defeated Penn State. Any opinions on 2 of my questions? Thanks.
I have no interest how well, or not, that Texas football gets or doesn't get. It''s good for the Big 12 if all their teams are competitive nationally but that will never occur either.
DBob Asks: Looks like the Sooners may win their way to the end and still get 5th. Or worse if the fools on the AP Poll had a real vote. Hope you survived Bedlam, was it early this year?
Yes, Bedlam was early but I enjoyed the weather Saturday on the OU sideline than I have in the past when it was bitter cold. Beating TCU Saturday night will be an epic, SlobberKnocker!
papaj Asks: absolutely the best wrestling book ever. loved the mention of danny williams, who i stayed in contact with. there are a very few reels of Mcguirks tv shows at the station they were filmed. i didnt have the stroke to get them. and you had a sensational wife, as i did. Happy Birthday to Jan, eat a cupcake today for her today. I am !
Thanks! I;d love to see those old, WKY shows that were my favorite when I was a kid. These shows made me a fan for life.
Boomer Sooner Asks: JR, The U of Florida fired Bob McElvain today, after UF got woodshedded by Georgia. Now there are stories that the Gators are prepared to spend big to try and get Bob Stoops, who was Steve Spurrier's DC back in the day. Do you think Stoops would take the Florida job? Or maybe he wants to wait for an NFL job and see if Dallas has a losing season and Jerry Jones wants to bring him in to coach the Cowboys? Do you think Stoops is a coaching lifer and can't just walk away?
Coach Stoops has turned down Florida multiple times in the past and he's not a candidate for any coaching job according to my friend Bob.
Rhode Island Red Asks: Mr. Ross, I started watching "Sports Entertainment" during my childhood (1980's) and, obviously, the business has changed a lot since then (to say the least).
I think I'll always be a fan, but there are times when I miss those days and I wonder if you ever do, too. In some ways, I enjoyed the product more when I was able to watch it through the eyes of a child.
I know most people would say the business has "evolved," and I know that it has, but do you think things were, somehow, better before the curtain was pulled back and the mystique was still there?
Thanks for your time.
Many speculate that it would have been better to never pull the curtain back and I can't disagree with that in general but after saying that, there are more people earning a living through pro wrestling enterprises, etc than arguably ever before.
chua0166 Asks: Hi JR, why don't heel vs heel matches work out well generally?
Usually it is because the fans don;t have a clear cut wrestler to cheer or to support in general. It can work it the issue is personal enough but there still needs to be a protagonist and an antagonist in the match.
kmoore59 Asks: Hi JR, as a long time fan of wwe, and part of the LGBT community, I've noticed their isn't too many openly gay wrestlers on active rosters. So I was wondering could a openly gay male have success in the world of pro wrestling. I've heard many gay wrestler kept their sexua orientation a secret, in fear of being bullied in the locker room or being kept off the card. I know Darren young is still apart of the main roster, but it seems since he came out, they have put him in an almost non existing role. So I have to wonder can a openly gay male have a successful career as a pro wrestler.
I'd suggest that an openly gay wrestler would have a much easier time in today's wrestling than they did years ago when being gay was looked upon negatively.
shauny79 Asks: Hi Jim, Survivor Series used to be one of my favourite PPVs, and I while I still always enjoy the elimination matches, I feel this contrived 'rivalry' between the brands really gets in the way. Do you think Survivor Series would be better from a storyline perspective if they could come up with other reasons for the elimination matches?
I don't have any issues with the current structure and I can't judge it until I see it in play. I have high hopes for Survivor Series on November 19 in Houston.
Neilo Asks: Hi Jim I’m waiting eagerly for the realease of your book over here in the uk, what date is it available ?? Plus any word of the uk and Ireland book signing ?? Thanks
Did you try Amazon UK? Many have and they deliver quickly. Check out the barnes and noble website too.
jgera5 Asks: JR, with Playboy having their first transgender Playmate, what are the chances WWE will sign a transgender wrestler in the near future? This would be male or female. All jokes about Chyna aside, this is a legitimate question.
I can't see that being transgender would preclude WWE from hiring said individual if the person was talented and cojuld become a viable member of the WWE team.