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When tasked to describe the character hes attempting to play in his return to WWE after 12 years removed, Bill Goldberg couldnt help but smile from ear to ear. Discount Air Jordan 5 Retro .At the end of the day, at 49 years old, its realistic to believe that a Terminator has a heart, Goldberg told ESPN.com. [WWE] gave me the ability to be myself. They gave me the ability to eloquently [speak] my appreciation of the fans and show how appreciative I am to be given the opportunity to make a difference.No, this isnt your fathers Goldberg, the man who rose to prominence behind a storyline unbeaten streak with WCW in the late 1990s and who walked away from the WWE on his own terms in 2004 after one year. And this doesnt quite sound like the outspoken actor and mixed martial arts practitioner who wasnt afraid to speak his mind in the years immediately after his pro wrestling retirement.The man Goldberg is today -- a father, husband and philanthropist -- is much different altogether, admittedly reshaped through maturity and perspective.Goldberg recently patched what had become a rocky post-wrestling relationship with WWE when he signed on to be a downloadable character on the WWE 2K17 video game. The experience led to further discussions, which culminates in his main event match against Brock Lesnar on Sunday at WWE Survivor Series in Toronto.The bout is a rematch of their largely forgettable meeting at WrestleMania XX in 2004, when both superstars were booed out of Madison Square Garden due to the crowds knowledge that each was set to leave the company.Goldberg admits he has a lot more to lose than gain in terms of his legacy in coming back, noting the difficulty of a nearly 50-year-old man doing justice to a muscular, intimidating character who is so reliant upon intimidation.His motivation, however, is twofold, and he says it has nothing to do with repairing portions of his legacy, including his underwhelming first run with WWE, or changing the perception created through shoot interviews by some of his ex-peers that he never loved the business and was difficult to work with.Its the opportunity to play a superhero for his wife, Wanda, and 10-year-old son, Gage -- neither of whom have seen him wrestle -- that Goldberg was unable to pass up. The mere mention of his sons reaction upon hearing the news of his return brought instant tears to his eyes.As a father, you want the best for your son, quite obviously, Goldberg said. You want to create the best memories for your son. To be able to be given this opportunity -- originally by 2K and now by WWE -- to come back and be that guy, I could never repay them as far as my appreciation. Im the coolest dad in the world, and they gave me the opportunity to do that.The other reason for his return has more to do with the message he is looking to deliver.Goldberg has always played the role of babyface, but one with a hard edge of physicality and an unwillingness to be pushed around (both inside the scripted realm and behind the scenes). And when he looks back to the prime of his career, hindsight and wisdom have helped him uncover a bit of regret.I look back upon my times when more people were listening to what I had to say, and I didnt say enough, he said.The idea of being a true role model for children may sound like its straight out of the Hulk Hogan handbook from the 1980s, but its something Goldberg takes very seriously. Its why he has taken the time to stop and briefly connect with as many children as possible in the front row of live events at each of his recent appearances on Raw.The platform of Goldbergs message is a recommitment to basic manners like yes, sir and no, sir, please and thank you, and opening the door for women.If I ever see one of you guys out there not doing that stuff, Im going to call you on it, Goldberg said. It wont be a Jackhammer [coming your way], it will be a punch. Honestly, those are the simple basics in life. Everything emanates from the basics, from your base. If you dont have a strong base, Im sorry, but you are always going to be coming back to it, trying to reattain.I believe in the simple things in life; everything derives from the beginning. You take things very simplistically and try to be the best person you can be. If I can touch one or two kids in this next generation who havent seen me do my thing, then Im way ahead.Goldberg calls his WWE return a one-time thing and isnt willing, at this point, to entertain the idea of continuing on toward WrestleMania 33 next April. Part of his reluctance surrounds how big of a critic he is regarding his own work.In fact, the perfectionist within Goldberg was particularly upset with the brief spill he took inside the ring while delivering a knee to the face of Rusev during an Oct. 31 appearance on Raw.When I fell on my ass on the ground, it felt like s---, Goldberg said. The deal is that I hold myself to an extremely high standard, and its a standard that can never be ... its unattainable. But it drives me to be the very best in everything I do.Goldberg isnt expecting to have a five-star classic with Lesnar from a technical standpoint, but he promises plenty of hard-hitting violence. While the showman in Goldberg has talked publicly in recent weeks about putting Lesnar in the hospital, his real-life expectations are that hell probably be sitting in the bed right next to him when all is said and done.I was stiff before he was stiff, so you remember that, Goldberg said. And Im not proud of that but ... Im proud of that. I dont have a problem with being stiff. As a matter of fact, thats why I went to Japan to wrestle [in 2002]. I enjoy it much more. I think its much more realistic to the mixed martial arts aspect of it.Asked what success looks like for him on Sunday, Goldberg said it goes beyond getting his hand raised inside the ring. That part -- the scripted winning and losing -- has never bothered him.My life is not predicated upon being the winner -- its about the journey, he said. Its about the legacy that you leave, the impression that you leave. There are a lot of things that I have to attain.At the end of the day, if I come away with nothing other than the smiles on my wife and sons face, Im Santa Claus ... or Hanukkah Harry! Red Air Jordan 5 Retro .Y. -- Bills receiver Stevie Johnson has a bone to pick with the NFL schedule maker. Wholesale Air Jordan 5 Retro . Los Angeles star goalie survived those perilous gymnastics with no problem, and he eventually backstopped the Kings to a skid-snapping win. Quick stopped 27 shots in his return from a 24-game injury absence, Jeff Carter scored the tiebreaking goal with 7:55 to play, and the Kings snapped their five-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night. http://www.cheapairjordan5retro.com/ .C. -- Chris Thorburn thinks one of the reasons the Winnipeg Jets have been successful under new coach Paul Maurice is that theyre playing together as a team. PHILADELPHIA -- Jimmy Paredes wouldve loved to hit a triple for the cycle, but hes happy nevertheless just to be able to contribute.Paredes singled, doubled, homered and drove in three runs and the Philadelphia Phillies held on to complete a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies with a 7-6 victory Sunday.Paredes, who entered batting .198 in a part-time role, matched his season-high for hits and RBI against Colorado while making a rare start in left field.They gave me my chance and I did the best I can, he said. You never know when theyre going to give you a chance. I come early every day to get ready and wait for my chance.The only thing sweeter wouldve been a triple to complete the cycle.Next time, Paredes said.Cesar Hernandez extended his on-base streak to 21 games with a fourth-inning walk and had an RBI single. Cameron Rupp, Odubel Herrera and Freddy Galvis also had RBI for the Phillies, who have won four straight games.Everybodys contributing, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. I feel like everybodys getting opportunities. When you win a game, the more players that are involved in that game, the happier I am. It unites the team.Charlie Blackmon homered twice and doubled for the Rockies, who have lost three in a row and seven of eight. Blackmon finished the series with five home runs, and is batting .548 with eight homers and 14 RBI in his last nine games.Blackmon became the first Rockies player ever to hit five homers in a three-game series and the first player to do it in a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park.It was fun to watch, Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. When a guy gets in a zone like that, its pretty amazing.Blackmon downplayed his accomplishment.If you play baseball long enough, eventually youre going to get hot, he said. Im grateful Im seeing the ball, but Im not going to get too excited.Nick Hundley added three hits and a pair of RBI for the Rockies.Severino Gonzalez (1-2) gave up one run on two hits in two innings in relief of starter Adam Morgan, who was injured in the fourth inning.Jeanmar Gomez gave up two runs but got Gerardo Parra to pop out to center for the final out with the tying run on third base for his 31st save in 34 chances. Hundley hit a two-out, bases-loaded single to pull Colorado to within a run.The Phillies scored three runs in the fifth to break a 3-all tie. Galvis hit the go-ahead RBI single, Paredes doubled home a run and Hernandez had an RBI single to give the Phillies a 6-3 lead.Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood (10-8) didnt record an out against any of the four batters he faced in the frame, leaving after giving up six runs -- four earned -- on six hits with four strikeouts and five walks in four-plus innings. The loss was the first on the road this season for Chatwood, who entered 6-0 with a 1.30 ERA away from Coors Field.On a hot, humid afternoon, the teams played sloppy baseball by combining for five errors, a wild pitch, a balk and a hit batter. There also was a botched tag and bobbled ball that resulted in a run for each team.The craziest inning was the bottom of the third whhen the Phillies scored a run to take a 2-1 lead. Black Air Jordan 5 Retro. The Rockies had two errors, a wild pitch and a bobbled ball but managed to escape a one-out, bases-loaded jam, giving up just one run.After Aaron Altherr singled with one out and went to second on Chatwoods throwing error, Maikel Franco reached on third baseman Nolan Arenados throwing error. Both advanced on Chatwoods wild pitch, causing Chatwood to intentionally walk Ryan Howard to load the bases.Rupp then hit a grounder to first that looked like a sure out and possibly an inning-ending double play, but first baseman Ryan Raburn bobbled the ball and attempted to get the lead runner at home. The throw was late and the Phillies went up a run, but couldnt add on as Chatwood struck out Herrera and got Galvis to fly out.Arenado had a pair of errors and Chatwood and Daniel Descalso had one each for Colorado. Herrera dropped a ball in center field for Philadelphias lone error.CHATWOODS BACKChatwood said he experienced upper back tightness similar to that which landed him on the disabled list from June 19-July 5. He wasnt able to throw his fastball away to right-handers or inside to lefties or finish on his breaking ball. Hes having further tests on Monday.SUPER SLIDEThe Phillies also had a miscue in the third inning that wasnt scored an error when Hernandez failed to apply the tag on Blackmon at second base after a throw from left field beat Blackmon with time to spare. Second-base umpire Gary Cederstrom called Blackmon out, but replays showed Hernandez never touched Blackmon.Blackmon avoided the tag with a nifty slide in which he kicked his legs away from Hernandez.Asked how to describe it, he said, Like a ninja spiderman.STREAK SNAPPEDCarlos Gonzalez struck out swinging as a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning, ending his major league-leading 19-game hitting streak.TRAINERS ROOMRockies: Gonzalez has been battling a left ankle sprain. He was out of the starting lineup after starting Saturday nights game, but said he didnt suffer a setback and the club thought it best for him to rest his ankle on a day game following a night game.Phillies: Morgan left the game in the fourth after suffering a left forearm contusion while taking Nick Hundleys line drive off his left forearm. Morgan, who was called up from Triple-A before the game in place of injured right-hander Zach Eflin, allowed two runs on five hits.UP NEXTRockies: Colorado returns home for the start of a six-game homestand that begins Monday night for the first of three against the Nationals. Rockies LHP Jorge De La Rosa (7-7, 5.25) faces Washington RHP Max Scherzer (12-7, 2.80).Phillies: The Phillies have Monday off before hosting Chase Utley and the Dodgers for three games beginning Tuesday night when Philadelphia RHP Vince Velasquez (8-4, 3.94) opposes Los Angeles RHP Kenta Maeda (11-7, 3.31). Utley will be making his first trip back to Philadelphia since being traded to the Dodgers last season. 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