‘Stone Cold Steve Austin, Cat Dad’ Is the Best Content on the Internet Right Now

I’ve lived a long life on the internet. I’ve been jaded by just about everything that’s come across my screen. It’s a rare occurrence when I see something that genuinely makes my heart sing these days. It’s made me so cynical about people and their motives, but man, if you can’t trust Stone Cold Steve Austin to be his authentic self on the internet, who can you trust? That’s why I’ve fallen for the ‘Stone Cold Steve Austin, cat dad’ bit so hard. It just seems like he genuinely loves his barn cats, and that tender side is a far cry from the hell raiser we saw in the WWE ring back in the day. If you haven’t already met Pancho, allow me to introduce you to him. If you have, well, what’s the harm in watching this fantastic clip one more time?

Pancho got him a haircut. I’ll be damned. I reckon it can get mighty hot down there on the range, so you gotta do what you gotta do to keep them critters cool. Pancho might’ve been mad at his haircut for a little while, but in the long run, he’ll be doin’ an awful lot cooler. You love to see a king thriving.

And, yeah – this is the one thing on the internet right now that will just stop me in my tracks. I’m sending Stone Cold Steve Austin cat dad content to my wife left and right. I just can’t believe that this is the same guy that broke into a hospital and hit Vince McMahon with a bed pan. I can’t believe this is the same guy that ruined a perfectly good Corvette by filling it with cement. This is one of history’s great hell-raisers, and yet, he’s just a loving cat dad like me. Man, this is just further proof that if you stick around on this Earth long enough, you can see just about anything.

UPDATE from Father’s Day:

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The SoBros Mailbag 294: Is Summer Overrated?

Let’s face it – every day we are routinely bombarded with questions. When you’re an emerging media company in Nashville, people just want to know what your opinions are on everything. It’s only natural. And, since our duty is to serve the people, well, we have no choice but to be present. That’s the SoBro Way. Also, aren’t mailbags just a barrel of laughs anyway? Welcome to the newest weekly recurring feature up in this bitch: The SoBros Mailbag. As always, hit us with those mailbag questions @SoBrosNetwork on Twitter, email ’em to me anonymously at thesobrosnetwork@gmail.com. And, holy shit, I need to update this terrible intro paragraph that I’ve been using literally ever since I started writing this column…

Question, from Zach on Instagram:

Is summer the most overrated season?

Answer:

Yeah, I definitely think so. On one hand, I can certainly appreciate the innate spirit of freedom that comes along with the summer time. I’m a big fan of all the outdoor activity and the golden hours. But, when we’re talking about the seasons in terms of ‘overrated’ and ‘underrated,’ I do think people are way too high on summer. Fall is king to me. I don’t care about spring, but no one really seems to care about spring. And winter is super underrated. People hate it for no reason. So, in that context, while I do enjoy summer, it is absolutely the most overrated season.

Question, from Owen on Instagram:

Give me a Fuck Marry Kill on fucking, getting married, and killing something.

Answer:

I’m gonna fuck fuck, marry marry, and kill kill. I don’t enjoy taking the life of something – I’m the dude that traps the spiders in the solo cup and releases ’em outside. Only time I’m going to kill something is if it flies around and I have to bat it down out of the sky. Hate it. I’m gonna fuck fucking because it’s fun, but doesn’t solve the deep need for companionship over the course of a lifetime. And, I’m going to marry getting married so I don’t die alone.

Keep the questions coming – catch y’all next week!

Stoney Keeley is the Editor in Chief of The SoBros Network, and a Dogs Playing Poker on velvet connoisseur. He is a strong supporter of Team GSD, #BeBetter, and ‘Minds right, asses tight.’ “Big Natural” covers the Tennessee Titans, Nashville, Yankee Candle, and a whole wealth of nonsense. Follow on Twitter @StoneyKeeley.

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Mike Clay’s Offensive Line Rankings Have Put My Brain in a Pretzel

Hey, I’d like to say up front that I have no issue with Mike Clay whatsoever. I’m not too familiar with his work at all actually, but he’s been putting out all of these rankings recently that have been retweeted and spat out onto my feed like crazy. It’s the summer time – I see a lot of rankings. No big deal. Everyone is doing rankings at this time of the year! But, I saw his offensive line rankings the other day and they just about blew my wig clean off my skull.

This thing is just the right amount of credible and zany to make me wonder if it’s even real or not. I mean, I have absolutely no qualms with the Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns being ranked #1 and #2. I really like the Falcons and Packers offensive lines too, so I’m pretty harmonious with those teams being in the top 10. I’m even on the Titans hype train! I think they’re going to be a surprise top notch unit by the end of 2024, so I can get with the top 10 ranking for them too!

But, then why are the Chargers so low? That’s a solid group from left to right. Why are the Ravens so low? They have a stud left tackle, a stud center, and a promising right tackle. I can get why the Steelers are so low because there’s a lot of young unproven talent in that room, but damn, they look good on paper too! What are we doing here, man?!?! The Broncos at #8?!?! The Raiders at #14?!? I’m all over the place here.

What has really sent me is how low the Jags, Cardinals, and Seahawks are. I mean, I know it wasn’t a consistent rookie season for Paris Johnson, but the guy looks like a future franchise left tackle in the making. Hjalte Froholdt was a serviceable enough center that has room to grow. They added Jonah Williams and Isaiah Adams to a line that also includes Will Hernandez. That’s a good group with some promise! The Jags have four solid veteran options along with right tackle Anton Harrison, who is one of the best young right tackles in the game. And, I don’t know what the hell I’ve missed from the promising rookie seasons of Charles Cross and Abe Lucas that has that unit ranked at the bottom of this list. That list doesn’t even have the massive upgrade at right guard in Christian Haynes and the upstart Olu Oluwatimi on it either! There’s no way these are the three worst offensive lines in the league. This sounds like insanity to me – my brain is in a pretzel. Here’s how I’d break ’em down:

My top 5:

  1. Detroit Lions
  2. Cleveland Browns
  3. Kansas City Chiefs
  4. Atlanta Falcons
  5. Los Angeles Chargers

My bottom 5:

28. Carolina Panthers
29. Los Angeles Rams
30. Washington Commanders
31. Miami Dolphins
32. New York Giants

Stoney Keeley is the Editor in Chief of The SoBros Network, and a Dogs Playing Poker on velvet connoisseur. He is a strong supporter of Team GSD, #BeBetter, and ‘Minds right, asses tight.’ “Big Natural” covers the Tennessee Titans, Nashville, Yankee Candle, and a whole wealth of nonsense. Follow on Twitter @StoneyKeeley.

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Podcast: Titans Wide Receiver Depth

This week’s Football & Other F Words was a spirited affair that kicked off with us weighing in on the frenzy surrounding UFL Defensive Player of the Year, Breeland Speaks, and the Titans’ reported interest in the edge rusher. Then, we discuss Marcus Maye signing with the Miami Dolphins, how his deal impacts the market, what it says that the Titans didn’t make a similar deal with the veteran safety, and free agent options that are still available should the Titans opt to add more veteran safety depth this summer. Finally, we get into the meat of the episode – our positional review of the wide receiver corps. We break down where this unit ranks in the NFL, how we feel the Titans have set themselves up for 2025 at the position, who some breakout candidates are, and much, much more. Fire up the episode by smashing that play button on the embed below!

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Stoney Keeley is the Editor in Chief of The SoBros Network, and a Dogs Playing Poker on velvet connoisseur. He is a strong supporter of Team GSD, #BeBetter, and ‘Minds right, asses tight.’ “Big Natural” covers the Tennessee Titans, Nashville, Yankee Candle, and a whole wealth of nonsense. Follow on Twitter @StoneyKeeley.

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The Belcourt Opens a Door to the Past

The Prestige. Arrival. The Departed. No Country for Old Men. Tree of Life. There Will Be Blood.

If you would’ve asked my favorite films, these names would be at the top of the list. And they are great films that I love. But you may notice a trend: they are all relatively “young.” And while most of us have learned that new doesn’t always mean, “good,” and old, “bad,” or vice versa, we are never wise to neglect the past and what can be learned from it.

Earlier this Spring, The Belcourt Theatre in Nashville announced they would be showing 25 movies released 25 years ago, throughout the month of June. Rewind to 1999. I was 13 going on fourteen (Liesl, anyone?), staring down the new millennium with the rest of the world, to whatever degree my 8th grade brain could comprehend. Like many of my friends, I was part of the latch-key generation of now deemed elder millennials and I knew every current storyline of the Monday Night Wars between the WWF (not yet WWE) and WCW. I knew Green Day’s latest album and the most recent video game releases. But I wasn’t deep into film at this point. I knew Adam Sandler and Jim Carrey, but not Philip Seymour Hoffman or Alexander Payne.

So, I was excited to see the Belcourt showing a group of films canonized in so many minds but ones I missed as a teenager. The series included many films I had never seen (Magnolia, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Insider), some I already loved (The Sixth Sense, Office Space, Fight Club), and others I had never even heard of (Run Lola Run, Ghost Dog, Ratcatcher). Soon after the festival was announced, I bought a five pack of tickets, picking four I hadn’t seen (Magnolia, Ripley, The Insider, and Election) and a favorite I had never seen on the big screen (The Sixth Sense).

The opportunity to see these previously missed films prompted me to consider what else I had missed. The series opened a Narnian-like door to 1999, but also to a further world of great films of the past. I began to compile a list of “classics” I had missed and never gone back for. I decided this would not just be a five-film journey over the course of a month but a summer of catching up on long treasured movies. Within a few weeks I devoured nearly two dozen films held high by others but unseen by me. There was A Few Good Men, Heat, Almost Famous, Reservoir Dogs, and (forgive me) The Godfather Parts I and II, just to name a few. And I was not disappointed. More often than not, I was blown away by what I found—films that stood the test of time and lived up to an almost impossible amount of hype. My palate was deepened and the well from which to choose favorites expanded rapidly. 

But this wasn’t the only door the Belcourt opened with the 1999 series. They also opened a door of conversation around these films. Every screening I went to was packed out—filled to a level rarely seen now for even the most anticipated new releases. It was clear the series struck a chord. Additionally, the theater had various individuals from the local film community give brief intros at several of the screenings. A layer of significance was added in hearing one person’s perspective on why that specific film still matters 25 years later. Following my screenings, I would often dig into reviews, whether on Letterboxd, in a podcast, or otherwise. My reflections would then spill over into conversation with those close to me, some in person, others through a series of texts. Often, I gained insights and new reasons for appreciation that didn’t come to me upon initial viewing. I grew to see why these stories are still loved decades later and the filmmakers who created them so respected. I was delighted to find my own reflections in the musings of others and challenged by takeaways I hadn’t come to on my own. 

And isn’t that why we go to the theater or turn on a movie to wind down for the night? Yes, to be entertained, but also to be invited into story. To see ourselves there. To spark a conversation with a friend who felt the same experiencing it for the first time. To build another point of connection. To remember we aren’t alone.

I’m already hoping for a 2000 series from the Belcourt next year. I’ll be one of the first to buy a pass and fill a seat to dig into what I missed. I’m grateful this door was opened and I’m excited to continue further in.

*For those in or around Nashville, be sure to check out and support the Belcourt. It’s one of the few places left to experience the magic of “going to the movies.” Their membership options are very affordable for the year and include great benefits like discounted tickets and concessions, and early (sometimes exclusive) access to seminars and screenings that include in person filmmaker and/or actor Q&A sessions.

This post comes to us courtesy of our friend, Brett McIntosh. Follow Brett on Letterbox’d.

SoBros Network and Stacking The Inbox have teamed up for the greatest premium content collaboration in the history of Nashville. Get all of the Tennessee Titans and NFL Draft coverage you need on top of premium SoBros Network content such as The Movie Review Rewind Podcast, Sports Punch, and much more! Only $5/month gets you instant access to an exhaustive content library of articles, podcasts, and videos created exclusively for our subscribers! Sign up on Substack today!

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