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Favorite TV Shows Community, The Office, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Chuck, Burn Notice, Bones, Saved By The Bell, New York Undercover, Scrubs, Smallville, Transformers, Ghostbusters and Chappelle's Show, just to name a few. Oh yeah, the Nick Toons from the '90s, like Doug and Ren & Stimpy, were dope. Favorite Movies Terminator 2: Judgment Day (saw that when I was 8 years old. Gotta love cousins who don't care about movie ratings), Office Space, Superbad, Old School, Wedding Crashers (I love Rachel McAdams), Jurassic Park, Above The Rim, Friday, The Hangover, Serendipity (shut up, I love Kate Beckinsale too), Underworld, and Napoleon Dynamite (which I saw TWICE in theaters before it got popular with bandwagon fans). Favorite Music Now this is the tough one. Well, here goes. I love The Cure, Aaliyah (R.I.P. Baby Girl), 2Pac, Taking Back Sunday, Brand New, Rise Against, Mat Kearney, The Starting Line, Feist, My Chemical Romance, New Order, Depeche Mode, Stevie Wonder, R. Kelly, Lifehouse (shut up), Avenged Sevenfold, Eminem, Kid Rock, White Stripes, Interpol, The National, Editors, Joe, Joshua Radin, Anberlin, and so many more artists that it would take forever to list. As you can see, I like a lot of different music. Favorite Sports Teams Of course I have to list my hometown teams, like the Red Wings, Pistons and Tigers.  Lions who? Don't get it twisted. I am not a bandwagon fan. I've supported the Pistons through the teal jersey era and went to Tigers games when they were losing 100+ games a season. Favorite Video Games Street Fighter II, The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past, Mortal Kombat, Final Fantasy VIII, Metal Gear Solid, NHL '94, NBA Live '98, NBA Jams, Master Blaster, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game, Goldeneye 64, Persona 3 and a couple of TurboGrafx-16 games. Yes, I own a TurboGrafx-16. Don't judge.
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Sam Adams Founder is a Billionaire Thanks to Craft Beer Growth

It's no secret how much the craft beer industry has exploded over the last several years, especially in Grand Rapids. We are this year's BeerCity USA after all. One of the early craft beer advocates has been rewarded handsomely with the industry's growth. Samuel Adams beer founder Jim Koch now joins the billionaire club thanks to the rise in his company's stock.

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GRD Rocktagon – Asking Alexandria VS Alter Bridge

It was a hell of a Rocktagon battle over the weekend, but Asking Alexandria prevailed yet again as champions. The English metal band defeated Avenged Sevenfold's "This Means War" by a small margin. Asking Alexandria will now face Alter Bridge in tonight's Rocktagon contest.

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Asking Alexandria, Avenged Sevenfold
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Rocktagon – Asking Alexandria VS Avenged Sevenfold

We here at GRD have never witnessed a closer, nail-biting Rocktagon battle than we did between Asking Alexandria and Thirty Seconds to Mars. It looked like 30STM were going to bring it home and put an end to Asking Alexandria's winning streak, but AA fans came through like the clutch sixth man on the bench and secured the band's 16th win in a row. However, the challenge doesn't get easier as Asking Alexandria's next opponent is fellow metal heads Avenged Sevenfold.

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Asking Alexandria, Thirty Seconds to Mars
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GRD Rocktagon – Asking Alexandria VS Thirty Seconds to Mars

It what seems to be a plot line out of the Bill Murray movie Groundhog DayAsking Alexandria remain the Rocktagon champion for 15 nights in a row. This time the band faces a formidable opponent in the Jared Leto-led Thirty Seconds to Mars.

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