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If you’re willing to dig deep enough, you can find highlight reels and tribute videos for just about every popular boxer on YouTube. With that said you’d be hard pressed to find any that are put together with the care and quality of Gorilla Productions, who pay tribute to Floyd Mayweather in the video below.
The two minute and thirty second intro left me a bit skeptical on whether or not I wanted to keep watching, because haven’t we all seen Floyd running his mouth on HBO a million times? The “Money Mayweather” image, drama, and confrontation video packages have been ran ad nauseam in order to sell fights and I don’t think I’m speaking out of turn to say we’re all sick of it. The drama and loud-mouthed antics are the reason Floyd is rich and famous (because quiet and polite boxers don’t back up the Brinks trucks), but to focus on that aspect of Floyd Mayweather alone does a huge disservice to his skill. Luckily after two and a half minutes, the video focuses on the early days of Floyd’s career and his ascent to stardom. This is the kind of video that boxing fans live for, technical mastery by a young hungry fighter on his way to the top. Oh how quickly we forget….
Floyd’s long forgotten domination of the late Diego Corrales was absolutely masterful.
It’s a lazy Saturday morning/afternoon and I admit I wasn’t fully awake at the time, so when I glance at the TV and see a color commentator wearing a Snuggie it was one of those “nah… you’re trippin” moments. Sure enough, when I rewound the DVR my suspicions were confirmed.
Sorry bud, I refuse to take you serious as an expert if you speak to me wearing a blanket/jacket hybrid. I realize black people don’t do well in the cold but…. C’mon son.
It’s equally ridiculous that they’re calling the “Papajohns.com Bowl”, I wonder if my friends and I could scrape up enough pennies to sponsor a bowl game? They’ll obviously give them to anyone who is willing to pay for it.
“All great leaders since Moses have known that a feared enemy must be crushed completely. (Sometimes they have learned this the hard way.) If one ember is left alight, no matter how dimly it smolders, a fire will eventually break out. More is lost through stopping halfway than through total annihilation: The enemy will recover, and will seek revenge. Crush him, not only in body but in spirit.” – Robert Greene
Various fans and sportswriters across the country are letting out a collective whine in reaction to Michael Jordan’s Hall Of Fame speech from last night. Instead of taking the typical route which consists of reading a bland speech word for word and giving a step-by-step story of your career, Jordan spent 20 minutes explaining things that lit his competitive fire, things that motivated him, things that made him relentless in his pursuit of being the best at what he did.
Of course, Jordan didn’t take the ‘aww shucks, you guys really like me?’ road, he took shots at everyone he believed crossed him in the last 25 years. There are many who see this as displaying a lack of tact or class, but I prefer to see this as Michael Jordan being Michael Jordan. This is the same man who would absolutely rip the hearts out of his competitors chests in the 4th quarter when he had the big stage. His body may have aged, but one of the biggest infernos of competitive fire we’ve ever seen is still burning inside his heart and he made sure he knew it.
If you want to see Michael Jordan lie and tell everyone what they want to hear, go watch a Gatorade commercial. If you want to hear Michael Jordan be who he is…. listen to his Hall Of Fame speech. Could we really ask for anything better than what he gave us?
UFC 101 was supposed to continue the momentum of UFC 100, which was the biggest event in MMA history as far as mainstream exposure is concerned. However, this event had a total lack of excitement up until the fight you’re about to see. Anderson Silva proved proved he’s the best fighter in the world and utterly destroyed Forrest Griffin, who many assumed would give Silva one of the toughest fights he’s had.
When you watch this video, it’s the closest thing you’ll see to the Roy Jones of the late 1990s… you know… the guy who went into the ring with a complete disregard for his opponents skill and made it look effortless while he dismantled them? Yes… thats what Anderson Silva did to Forrest Griffin.
I’ve heard some people say this knockout wasn’t impressive, but I think it takes a huge set of balls to stand in front of a bigger, more powerful fighter with your hands down and still have your way.