About Jim Jividen

Jim Jividen (@JimJividen) is a lawyer, a professionally produced playwright, a game show winner, and the owner of a 2009 Honda Accord on which he diligently makes payments. He can distinguish among dozens of different suplex variants and may be occasionally read at his two non-revenue producing blogs, Basically Gherkins and What if Steamboat Beat Hogan? Jim’s been a college instructor since the top of 2004 and is currently working in the mist as a Course Mentor for Western Governors University.

30 Seasons of Survivor vs. 30 Real Worlds v. 30 Wrestlemanias. The Ultimate Triple Threat Match.

The start of the 30th season of Survivor necessitates a pivotal pop culture analysis as we are also in the midst of the 30th season of The Real World (true story) and there have also been 30 Wrestlemanias.

Royal Rumble 2015 Preview

The greatest Royal Rumble match ever took place 11 years ago when Chris Benoit went wire to wire to win the match and become number one contender.

2014 Survivor Series Preview

Jim Jividen brings you a preview of the 2014 Survivor Series.

This is Your Summer Slam 2014 Preview

Jim Jividen breaks down this year’s Summer Slam, and in the process ranks every Summer Slam in history.

God Was on His Side: Accessing Mark Jackson

Jim Jividen discusses the firing of Mark Jackson and the special kind of privilege that Jackson and other avowed Christians have.

Wrestlemania XXX Preview (Special bonus: every Wrestlemania match of all time ranked!)

Wrestling expert and ESPN game show champion Jim Jividen previews Wrestlemania XXX.

All 47 Super Bowl MVPs Re-Awarded/The Top 25 Performances in Super Bowl History

ESPN game show winner Jim Jividen reevaluates all of the 47 Super Bowl MVP performances and determines who really should have won each award.

Every Super Bowl Quarterback Performance Ranked (and a pick for Super Bowl 48)

ESPN game show winner Jim Jividen breaks down the greatest Super Bowl quarterback performances of all time.

Richard Sherman and the 2014 Royal Rumble

Jim Jividen explains how Richard Sherman’s amazing postgame promo made him the wrestling villain of the week…and previews the Royal Rumble, too.

The San Francisco 49ers Complete NFC Championship Game History

Longtime 49ers fan and ESPN game show winner Jim Jividen recaps his team’s 14 prior NFC Championship Game appearances as the team prepares for its 15th.

Brother vs. Brother: A Conversation about the NFC Championship Game

ESPN game show winner Jim Jividen and his longtime friend Kirk Hiner discuss the raw emotions that accompany the upcoming game between their favorite teams.

2013 Survivor Series Preview

Wrestling expert and game show champion Jim Jividen previews the 2013 Survivor Series and ranks every match in the history of the event.

NFLPA Fantasy Football

ESPN game show winner Jim Jividen lays out your fantasy draft for you.

Mansplained: SummerSlam 2013

Wrestling expert Jim Jividen breaks down this weekend’s pay-per-view extravaganza and ranks every match in SummerSlam history.

I Feel Deliciously Light and Cool: A Unified Theory of Almost Evertything

Game show winner, lawyer, and college instructor Jim Jividen explains it all.

Single Moms and Missed Layups

LeBron James’ real or imagined shortcomings have nothing to do with the fact that he was raised by a single mother, argues Jim Jividen.