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If you didn’t get to see Marquez and Diaz battle tonight, you missed out on one of the best lightweight battles since Corrales vs. Castillo in 2005.
Diaz dominated the first half of the fight and was on the verge of knocking out Marquez, but Juan Manuel showed guts and eventually turned everything around. The blistering uppercut that eventually knocked Diaz out was worth uploading to YouTube, so I got it for you guys..
Marquez also called out Floyd Mayweather during his victory interview… but don’t hold your breath on that one.
Everyone’s talking about Charles going to jail lately, but I don’t care about that.
I care about his new show on the Golf channel called The Haney Project. If you’ve never seen Charles swing a golf club….. it’s truly the 9th wonder of the world. Check out the commercial below… I laughed for at least 5 minutes.
Since the sport largely lacks the physicality of football, one of the few times basketball players get to display savage-caveman-like aggression is when they take it to the hole and dunk. I’m not talking about those sissy Dwight Howard dunks where you put on a cape and throw the ball in from 4ft away, I’m talking about those freight-train-running-over-your-mama-because-I-want-my-40-acres-and-a-mule LeBron James dunks. The good shit.
The good folks at Clemson University devised a system that measures the force of the dunk, and displays the data on the overhead screens instantly for everyone to see.
“Ray Sykes had a nasty dunk at the East Carolina University game,” said Jonathan Cox, one of the students working on the project. “It peaked at a little over 30 g’s, one of the highest recorded so far. That’s awesome when you consider an earthquake’s ground motion produces accelerations around point five and one g.”
If this system is ever implemented in the NBA… I’m sure the networks will create an easy-to-understand graphic called “The DUNK ‘O METER” or something equally lame.
I would have loved to see the force of Shaq’s dunks.. but 26 year old monster Shaq that tore down the rims.
To say that the golf world is a little excited about Tiger Woods is coming back would be a huge understatement. The mainstream has pretty much ignored the sports since Tiger has been gone, so there have been little commercials hyping his return.
The golf channel recruited Samuel L. Jackson to recite Ezekiel 25:17 aka “path of the righteous man” aka “the shit Jules said before shooting someone in Pulp Fiction“. The only thing missing from the commercial are a few well placed curse words. Something like… “TIGER WOODS IS COMING BACK TO THE MUTHAFUCKIN PGA TOUR”.
There’s not a soul on earth who didnt think Oscar De La Hoya needed to retire after Manny Pacquiao Rodney King’d him in December. Oscar sat down with Ring Magazine (which he now owns), to talk about that night and a possible return to the ring. Here are a few interesting tidbits:
THE RING: When did it become clear to you that you were in trouble during the fight?
DLH: Right from the start. Once the bell rang, I believe I threw a left hook to his body. He made a noise like it really hurt. After that, he was wide open, he was there for me and I didn’t do anything. Right there it started feeling like, “Wow, this doesn’t feel the same. I don’t feel like myself.” And obviously when he started landing punches at will, something in my mind happened like as if I said to myself, “You know what? It’s just not going to happen.” I felt as if he could just land anything and I couldn’t do anything about it. I just didn’t care. I didn’t care if he was hitting me because I couldn’t do anything about it. Luckily he doesn’t hit hard. Obviously, if he would’ve hit hard, he would have knocked me out with no problem. Read the rest of this entry »