February 01, 2006

My Lunch With Tyson Tomko: SportsFilter columnist rcade had lunch at Chick-fil-a yesterday with Tyson Tomko -- and lived to tell about it.

posted by justgary to other at 09:46 AM - 14 comments

Oh man, I love me some Christ-fil-a. Although, I do prefer the cajun chicken biscuit from Bojangles. A friend of mine received a "cease and desist" from Chick-fil-a for a cartoon that he ran in an edition of Preparation X.

posted by NoMich at 10:09 AM on February 01

From the linked Amazon review: "tyson tomco's got the right face and tights for a problem solver." No idea what it means, but it sounds demeaning.

posted by yerfatma at 10:16 AM on February 01

Is Tomko still wrestling under the McMahon brands...? Haven't seen him in a while.

posted by the red terror at 10:54 AM on February 01

He is still wrestling for WWE but creative has not come up with a story line for him. Most likely he will be released soon.

posted by pepitothechihuahua at 11:00 AM on February 01

Bait and Switch, rcade! I was looking forward to some sorta interview. Next time, go up to the guy, head-butt him, french-kiss his wife, eat his kid's breakfast, then sit down for the interview. That's the kind of gonzo reporting I've come to expect from the SpoPantheon, not this namby-pamby shinola. LET'S GET READY TO RRRRRRUUUUUMBLE!

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:21 PM on February 01

I had lunch with Stone Cold Steve Austin and he stunned the entire restruant. He paid for our meal and was a perfect gentleman. I than woke up and went to work.

posted by mustang71 at 12:44 PM on February 01

He is still wrestling for WWE but creative has not come up with a story line for him. Most likely he will be released soon. The guy had completely shaved legs and was cultivating a long pointed goatee. If he's not wrestling, that kind of grooming will start rumors.

posted by rcade at 02:02 PM on February 01

You should have approached him, rcade. You'd be surprised how cool most of the wrestling guys are. More info on one Travis Tomko can be found here, including these interesting tidbits: * Tomko's tattoos reference Egyptian symbols and his Blackfoot Indian heritage. They took 120 hours to draw. * Before becoming a wrestler, Tomko spent three years working as a bodyguard for the band Limp Bizkit.

posted by wfrazerjr at 02:28 PM on February 01

WWE Wrestling and Limp Bizkit, two of my all time favorites things. Not. Though I'm not whinging about this post. Not. Though the title set expectations that, despite the wonderful verbiage, the column did not meet.

posted by billsaysthis at 03:33 PM on February 01

Also, * Tyson Tomko never wet his bed as a child. The bed wet itself out of fear. * Tyson Tomko knows everything there is to know - Except for the definition of mercy. * Tyson Tomko won super bowls VII and VIII singlehandedly before unexpectedly retiring to pursue a career in ass-kicking. * Tyson Tomko does not play the lottery. It doesn't have nearly enough balls. Or maybe that was Chuck Norris.

posted by gspm at 03:49 PM on February 01

You should have approached him, rcade. You'd be surprised how cool most of the wrestling guys are. If I had known he was a wrestler, I would have. We had lots of time watching the kids tear up the Kid's Zone. But I wasn't willing to go the "are you somebody I ought to have heard of?" route. Too awkward. I think he might be a neighbor, though. So if I see him again we'll set up a playdate at Chuck E. Cheese's or something.

posted by rcade at 05:17 PM on February 01

Maybe catch him in the showers at the gym.

posted by yerfatma at 06:08 PM on February 01

"I had lunch with Stone Cold Steve Austin and he stunned the entire restruant."

I read this as he gave the whole restaurant the "Stunner". Damn, bartender, throw that man a cold one.

*cough* umm, heh, no, uh, no, I don't watch that pro-wrestling garbage, pssshhh, that's crazy-talk...

posted by redsnare at 06:15 PM on February 01

Don't worry, looking at that picture I'd be scared to approach him in almost any situation.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:31 PM on February 01

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