Monday, May 23, 2011
I used to be a big fan of boxing. I would watch all the fights I could. I remember seeing an 18 year old Mike Tyson rip apart the heavyweight division without breaking a sweat. Watching Sugar Ray Leonard take on the hard punching Marvin Hagler for the belt. That has all changed, don't get me wrong I still like a good fight, just my interest and my dollar are going to MMA and the UFC. Boxing has become such a joke that the men who are in charge of boxing are too arrogant to realize how low it has become. Why would I pay close to 60 dollars to watch two guys that I have never heard of fight. Or a couple over the hill boxers that make you turn your head every time they get hit because you think they may fall over and die on the spot. The UFC and Dana White are so far ahead of the good ol' boys of boxing it is comical. When you pay for a fight with the UFC you are getting at least 5 good fights per card. Not to mention the prelims that you can catch for free either on Spike TV or online. UFC will also have free fights on Spike from time to time, and if that is not enough you can always watch the Ultimate Fighter on Wednesday nights. If boxing had a clue they would unify all the belts and start cross promoting with Dana White, and boost the all around fight community. This won’t happen and I will continue not watching the crap they put out there. So until the next time raise your glass and enjoy the fights this weekend!
Monday, May 2, 2011
Last night I was on the radio on 710 KNUS doing the best sports talk radio show in Denver. (Artificial Turf Sunday nights from 8-11 p.m. http://www.turfsports.net/, ok plug over!) The News that osama bin ladin had been killed by US forces was reported. I will always remember where I was when this news was released. To be on the air waves while this was going on was very exciting! Our sports show was instantly changed to a news show. This is a great day to be an American! I am so thankful that I live in a country where I can watch and write about sports, and voice my opinion without fear. This day has been long overdue but what a message we have sent to the rest of the world. No matter were you go, no matter how long it takes the USA will find you and you will be brought to justice. Thank you to our brave men and women in the Armed Forces all over the world that serve our great country. I am just very happy to be an American. Until the next time raise your glass and GOD BLESS AMERICA!