Monday, May 07, 2007

The Post Mortem

Memo to HBO: Maybe it’s time to update your exterior shot of Las Vegas, considering that you could see the Stardust lit up in all of its glory. You know, the hotel that was imploded back in March. Actually, if you looked closely enough at the exterior shots HBO was using, you could see the Sands and the Dunes. What would have happened if this fight had taken place in New York? Just asking.

The fight itself was pretty entertaining, though the decision was a bit of a let down. Oscar was correct, to be the champion, you really have to come out and take the fight to the guy. Boxing is not like baseball or football where you can unseat a defending champion by a run or a point. Boxing requires its challengers to come out and take over the fight. Floyd Mayweather never did that. Instead he counter-punched his way to a championship. So the ending was pretty week.

But what was with Jim Lampley comment at the end of the fight? Why even give any legitimacy to the UFC nonsense by even mentioning it? But Lamps had a similar reaction when professional wrestling had its surge around the mid 1990s. Still, the UFC is trying to get Mayweather to fight one of its champions which is so ridiculously stupid, because there isn’t an UFC guy who could match up Mayweather in a boxing match. None. And if they want it as a UFC style match, they are just kidding themselves. Why would a seasoned professional risk his livelihood on some bare knuckles brawl that is better suited for the sanctuary of a trailer park instead of the squared circle? That would be akin to some archer challenging Mayweather to a duel with bows and arrows. Holy Hell, the UFC really is the WWF.

ROCKET MAN

Speaking of professional wrestling theatrics, the Yankees introduction of Roger Clemens only lacked themed music and hair match between Johnny Damon and Jason Giambi. While this will be a nice gesture for the Yankees, they still aren’t going to make the playoffs. Unless Clemens has found a way to clone himself. And with all of the steroids that he has pumped into his body, that might not be far off. Clemens is going to get $28M for the year, and that is called “F-You” money. Because Clemens can give a big “F-You” to all of the fans and Major League Baseball in general by sitting out spring training and the first month of the season.

The question is, why would the Yankees give all of this money for a mercenary when they probably could have just paid a little bit more for Dice K? You know, a guy that is a lot younger and actually plays an entire season.

  • What kind of videos do you think Paris Hilton can make in jail?

  • The New England Patriots are 2-1 favorites to win the Super Bowl this year. The Chargers are 6-1. Vegas knows that Norv Turner is the Chargers coach, right?
  • A recent race-baiting poll by ESPN shows that African-Americans are rooting for Barry Bonds to break the home run record. This isn’t so much a black-white thing as it is Bonds just being an a-hole. And this should be kind of an insult to Hank Aaron who legitimately battled race when he broke Babe Ruth’s record.
  • Warren Sapp has dropped 50 pounds coming into the upcoming season. At least now he won’t literally be the biggest a-hole in the NFL.
  • Did that one feel forced?


AND FINALLY

Everybody (including Dr. Doug who doesn’t know how to read an evite) knows that you don’t bring K-Rod into a tie game. Everybody except for Mike Scioscia .Why he always insists on doing that is anybody’s guess, but the bullpen faltered again. Giving up a couple of key runs to a team that is actually worse offensively than the Angels. To make matters worse, it was A.J. Pierzynski who had a two-run home run to tie the game, and eventually win it with a bloop single. Pierzynski, of course, is the guy who might be able to surpass Bonds for most hated in Major League Baseball. Well, maybe if he was a little bit better. Which he was on Sunday.

BTW, Troy Glaus hit his fourth home run in six days on Sunday.

13 comments:

Conrad Bain said...

Back in the day, baseball-loving racists everywhere sent Hank Aaron death threats. Now those crackers long for the days of their polite, soft-spoken house Tom.

I hope when Bonds hits it he blows the scoreboard apart like in The Natural and throws syringes in the air like rose petals as he rounds the bases.

Diane said...

And Fox is already starting their Bonds countdown. Thanks, Fox, but I turned on my TV to watch the Angels/Sox game. Please spare me the cutaways to the Giants game every single time Bonds comes up to bat, regardless of what is going on in the Angels game.

The percentage of African-Americans rooting for Bonds has to be the same demographic that doesn't think the Revs. Al and Jesse sometimes step over the line . . .

Seitz said...

Thanks, Fox, but I turned on my TV to watch the Angels/Sox game.

That was your first mistake.

Conrad Bain said...

If I was Bonds' agent, I'd shove Ted William's head up his ass and tell him to crap it out on home plate.

Fletch said...

Since I don't want to lump all black folks in with the morons that voted in that poll, I'll just ask:

The people that voted that are cheering for Bonds do realize that Henry Aaron is black, right?

The race issue is/was only valid when discussing Bonds vs. Ruth, in which case it wouldn't surprise me one bit to hear that people were rooting for Barry. But to root against Aaron? That's asinine (and I'm a Giants fan).

Terry Schiavo said...

All red balloons don't hate handicapped people. But that one that wouldn't let me catch it did.

Diane said...

Seitz - I'm working on getting rid of that masochist streak in me . . .

James said...

I really enjoy your site, Adam, but your ignorance regarding mixed martial arts is disappointing.

You're absolutely right, if an MMA fighter is forced to just fight with his hands, Mayweather would win easily. But I think the debate is, who is a better fighter, all around: the guy who just punches, or the guy who can take it down to the ground, wrestle and put submission holds on an opponent and force a submission.

Calling MMA (UFC isn't a sport, it's an organization) "bareknuckles" is ignorance. They wear gloves and, in case you haven't seen an event in the last several years, it's evolved far beyond the fat slobs who were fighting in the early days of the sport. It's filled with athletes who come from a variety of legitimate disciplines or wrestling backgrounds.

Stating otherwise is just publicly declaring your ignorance.

Zach Landres-Schnur said...

boxing and vegas jokes are sometimes over my head, but humor, my friend, is not...so to answer your question, yes, that was a bit forced.

but the rest was solid gold.

Blonde said...

I was at the fight this weekend and loved it.

The Hatriot said...

Wow. I was going to post a rant about bandwagon White Sox fans, but the Internet ate it. Instead let me give props to James for managing to use the word "ignorace" in three of his four paragraphs. I'm sure that puts him in the top 1 percentile for literacy among fans of human cock-fighting. Seriously, Adam. They WEAR gloves! It's not "bare knuckle". And not all Raider fans have to wear tracking anklets for their parole officers. When you say things like that, you're only declaring your ignorance, unlike... say... being an apologist for gay S&M foreplay masquerading as a sport. BTW, my verification word is "sdahifg" which is the name of a certain commenter's level 4 Orc...

Scott said...

> And not all Raider fans have to wear tracking anklets for their parole officers.

This is untrue. Each and every Raiders fan wears a tracking anklet. The government comes and puts one on you as soon as you declare your allegiance to the silver and black.

Conrad Bain said...

"human cock fighting"... absolutely fucking perfect.