It's a given for two men who make a career out of pummeling one another for screaming fans. It's a testosterone-charged way of making a living, as well as a name for yourself, amid the spray of blood and sweat. In the press events leading up to a fight, especially a big one, everyone is watching intently for a fight to break out, be it with words or fists. It's almost just as important as the fight itself. It builds hype and controversy, which keeps the public's attention, but when should we consider it to go too far?
Recently, there have been some pretty nasty words thrown back and forth between undefeated champion Floyd Mayweather, and UFC champion, Conor McGregor. When McGregor told Mayweather to "Dance for me, boy" Mayweather seemed to shrug it off only to call McGregor a "punk,f@@#*t, ho" during press conference. I know the whole back and forth thing is part of it, but these guys are not only fighters, they're public figures. I think they should be free to say whatever they want to each other when the cameras aren't rolling, but when they are rolling, turn the slur exchange down from 11. It just looks trashy on both sides. Thoughts?
Here, and here are a couple of articles in relation.
Since it's inception in 91, Mexico and USA have been dominating the championship. It's either of the two who win it. According to this
article, they've claimed wins in 12 of the 13 tournaments so far. Canada has been the only other team to win the Gold Cup, and that was just once. It doesn't help that the tournament is held every two years, and it just so happens to mainly be hosted stateside, so there's an advantage there. Perhaps other teams aren't taking it so seriously? Perhaps they are too focused on the World Cup? Thoughts?
I agree. It he didn't have much of a choice, but to crash into the guy next to him. It's a bummer when sporting events do this. "Rubbin is racing, son." ;)
I am looking forward to Florida getting their first victory, and I think it will come in game 2.
Wow, you called it. You should have put some money down on that call. :)
Well, I think it will be LSU for the final win. I would have to agree, SEC earns its clout.
I don't think he can. Mayweather is too elusive. As much as I want to see this fight, the ultimate crossover of MMA and Boxing, star power wise.. I think it will be a somewhat boring fight, ending in a Mayweather decision.
I would have to agree with you, sir. I think it would be different if they squared off in the octagon, there I think McGregor would have the advantage. Mayweather is one of the greatest boxing champs to ever live. I think it's just going to be a beat down, possibly a knockout before the 3 round.
Just in the middle of reading that, I was about to say Wayne Gretzky. It's cool to see Babe-Ruth-like athletes in this day and age.
U.S Open Live Leader Board
So much has happened since in the past year, and this could be the most exciting tournament yet. Not only should there be a leader board of sorts, but let's throw some top five picks in here as well. It will be interesting to see if anyone's change throughout the duration of the tournament. I would say these are my the obvious top five: Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Thomas Pieters, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson. But what about the sleepers? Who else should we be looking out for? Here is a good source for betting odds as well.
Also, here's the top 20 from oddsshark
- Dustin Johnson +750
- Jordan Spieth +1200
- Rory McIlroy +1200
- Jason Day +1400
- Jon Rahm +2000
- Rickie Fowler +2000
- Justin Rose +2200
- Sergio Garcia +2200
- Hideki Matsuyama +2800
- Henrik Stenson +2800
- Adam Scott +3000
- Justin Thomas +3300
- Brooks Koepka +4000
- Branden Grace +4000
- Thomas Pieters +4000
- Paul Casey +5000
- Alex Noren +5000
- Charl Schwartzel +5000
- Louis Oosthuizen +5000
- Jason Dufner +6600
Lately, all we have heard is the good stuff about NHL, the wins, the close-out games, but we forget one of the most heated subjects in all of sports, bad calls. I would venture a guess that even non or light sports fans can remember a bad call or two that they've witnessed, and NHL is no exception to such a thing existing. Here are the top 5 most controversial calls made during the Stanley Cup Final.
5. Marty McSorley's stick measurement in Game 2 of the 1993 finals
4. No offside call in Game 6 of the 1980 finals
3. The quick whistle in Game 6 of the 2017 finals
2. Over the line in Game 6 of the 2004 finals
1. Skate in the crease in Game 6 of the 1999 finals
I'm rooting for LSU. Even though, their regional didn't seem so much of a challenge for them. If they pull through, Tech, or Auburn, could be a challenge for them.