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I was unable to upload yesterday’s episode of 24/7, but I can give you this little piece which made me crack the hell up. Floyd Sr. shows us no matter how much money he makes he’ll never give up his red Kool Aid. Pay attention to the look of utter bliss on his face when he takes the first sip, he looks like he wants to pass out from itis on the spot.
I made an animated .gif too, because this shit needs to be cataloged.
Jermain Taylor was ahead by 4 points of two of the judges scorecards going into the last round of the fight. He literally could have pulled an Oscar De La Hoya and just ran in circles for three minutes, and he would have been the new middleweight champion of the world. Instead…. this happened:
It all goes back to a problem that’s been plaguing him his entire career…. stamina. Taylor fought great for the first half of the fight, and noticably slowed down in the later rounds. Carl Froch closed the gap (in some folks eyes) down the stretch and hoped to tire his opponent out. Jermain Taylor was SO GASSED and sapped of his energy that he squandered his chance at a huge comeback. This knockout was a result of stamina more than it was Froch’s power (taking away nothing from Froch).
Tyson is making the rounds to various media outlets promoting his new self-titled documentary and each time we get little nuggets of intriguing info. One thing I learned about Mike Tyson from this interview is the fact that he’s afraid of “getting famous again”. I know that sounds funny considering he’s one of the most recognizable and infamous athletes of all time, but when you consider the last 20 years of his life …… right now is the most peaceful he’s ever been.
So while he’s doing various things to put money in his pocket (remember he owes a lot of money), he’s still reluctant to thrust himself back onto a big stage in fear that he’ll spin out and lose control of his life again.
Skip to the 3:00 minute mark to bypass the long introduction.
North Carolina is seemingly not affected by the financial crisis in America, if they were they wouldn’t have just given a five-year, $42.5 million extension to Jake Delhomme today. The same Jake Delhomme who is 34 years old and threw 5 interceptions and lost 1 fumble in their last playoff game a few months ago. I know the Panthers are saying they did this to clear cap space but I can’t help but think they’re wasting a ton of money. Jake is guaranteed $20 million dollars in this deal and is undoubtedly on the downside of his career.
I seriously doubt Delhomme would have gotten a rich contract like this if the Panthers let his deal expire and he decided to test the waters with another team. Unless Jake turns in a huge season this year or next, I’m pretty sure Carolina is going to cut him before he gets into the later years of this deal, but they still have to eat that $20 million at the end of the day.
If the Will Smith Ali movie, and the HBO Thrilla In Manila documentary were not enough for you, there’s a new doc on the way titled Facing Ali. This film is entirely composed of interviews with various boxers who faced Muhammad Ali back in the day it and it looks like a must see.
While the other films took a broad approach and covered things that happened outside of the ring, it appears that Facing Ali might be a little more straightforward and stick to the ins and outs of the actual fights. Check it….