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.
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?
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.