Sunday, May 03, 2009

The Post Mortem: Cowboys Bubble Bursts

Alright, not to make jokes after the Cowboys' practice bubble collapsed on Saturday. But here's an obvious question that nobody is asking. Why were the Cowboys practicing in a glorified EZ-Up while there was the possibility of a tornado?

Granted, I'm not sure what the proper protocol is here, but I can't imagine that tents are recommended shelter for tornadoes. Even worse news happened when it was confirmed that a couple of Cowboys staffers were injured when the team's hot-air balloon was tossed around with the tornado-like conditions.

And notice Jerry Jones was at the Kentucky Derby, he wasn't anywhere near Valley Ranch.

The most amazing scene, if you were watching the video, was the Cowboys players who were taking off their helmets. Yes, falling debris is often the best time to remove your protective headgear.

Coach Dave Campo was admirable in taking charge during the situation. And looking back at the tape, it's going to be hard to cut the players who were really diligent in looking for trapped players. There were two major injuries, thankfully it wasn't worse.

  • The Jets still won't commit to Mark Sanchez just yet. Yeah, because they moved up in the draft to have him sit behind Kellen Clemens.
  • David Hasselhoff was rushed to the hospital after passing out with a blood-alcohol content of .39. How is that even possible? I mean, without being at the ShoreHouse.

Excuse my ignorance, but is the UFC still around? It was popular for a while, but now has seemed to have faded out like the Swine Flu.

And for those of you who thought that UFC/MMA was going to overtake boxing in popularity, well, Manny Pacquiao destroyed that notion with a swift knockout on Saturday night. Now, you can complain that the fight only took two rounds, but those six minutes were more entertaining than any UFC/MMA fight that I've ever seen.

Honestly, boxing is a sport where knocks are an unfortunate consequence. Pacquiao's grace and precision -- going up in weight to fight a bigger man -- makes the UFC/MMA look like a bunch of drunken rednecks fighting in a trailer park.

Well, even more so than usual.

So all of you predicting the demise of boxing, yeah, go back to your jobs at the CDC. Boxing is fine. And realize that Ricky Hatton wasn't just some tomato can. Can't wait for him to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr.


leafsfan16 said...

A-men on Pacquiao. He'll be the best there ever was when he's done. Unless of course he pulls a Larry Holmes and unretires a few times to chase fight purses.

And couldn't Hasselhoff stick with talking to cheeseburgers the next time he's slobber knockered? He's getting to be as bad as Amy Winehouse.


The Hatriot said...

Please when refering to human cockfighting, call the MMA by its official title: The Glass-Jawed White Boy Full Employment Act. Those who can't take a punch are condemned to rock the nutters and practice their take down moves.

buckyor said...

You'd think that in tornado-prone areas like northern Texas they'd have a tornado warning siren or other sort of warning system. Or maybe that's the sort of big government thing that Texans are always railing about.

No, tents are not recommended shelter for tornados. You'd expect people living in Tornado Alley to know that, too. When a tornado hit downtown Salt Lake when we were living there ('99, I think), it not only hit the Delta Center, it also completely destroyed the tents that were set up a block away to host an outdoor retailers conference. We found a beam from one of those tents in our front yard, more than a quarter mile away.

My coworkers, by the way, watched the tornado through the floor-to-ceiling windows in our office on the 18th floor, about 3 blocks away. They were fucking idiots too.

BostonSucksMyBlog said...

i like boxing over UFC too. Too much mat work in UFC

Price per head said...

Nothing Jerry Jones does surprises me!