I know I've had this conversation more times than I can count. I always wondered what it would be like if Mayweather ever went MMA. For the most part, it's been a pseudo fantasy. Well, it might not be a fantasy after all.
I ran across an article that said the UFC is trying to give Mayweather a shot in the octagon. This also could mean he and McGregor might cross paths again. It would definitely be a huge money maker for UFC. Of course, I think Mayweather will get creamed in the octagon. They would have to be careful who they put him up against.
As for the #6 spot... I am sincerely hoping it's the Packers. I have to believe that they will snag the spot. That's all it takes, right? Just hopes and wishes?
I agree on the Packers. Remember though when it comes to hoping and wishing on a team, nine times out of ten they'll break your heart.
I wanted to get a poll of what everyone thinks will be the most entertaining or interesting bowl games this season. I found a top 40 on ESPN, but I'd like to get the opinion of everyone on here. I'm not just talking about picks that are based on reputation or history. The picks should be based on other factors, such as who is playing who, and why. Of course I won't list all 40 here, but I'll throw in a top five. Let's see if others agree with ESPN's picks.
1. Sugar Bowl - Alabama vs. Clemson
2. Rose Bowl - Georgia vs. Oklahoma
3. Cotton Bowl Classic - USC vs. Ohio State
4. Peach Bowl - UCF vs. Auburn
5. Citrus Bowl - Notre Dame vs. LSU
I like this quote regarding the Sugar Bowl.
Not every third installment of a trilogy lives up to the hype. For every "Return of the Jedi," there's a "Godfather III." But we're sold on this one, not because of the lingering storylines from the first two installments, but for the new faces (Kelly Bryant, Raekwon Davis), new dynamics (Alabama with a chip on its shoulder?) and new stakes.
Dallasite Wrote: Wow, that's embarrassing. It's deserved, but still.. has that ever happened, where Olympic athletes wear the neutral uniform and basically compete as a country-less person? Here
ya go. Nike has made some for athletes without countries in the past. I say Russia deserves every bit of punishment for their hijinks. I mean, come on, technically it's not the first time they've been punished for doing such a thing. After all, East Germany was a Soviet territory. I say, same government, same mentality. It especially has to be embarrassing for countries who have bragged about their athletic prowess for decades, and yet, get pinched for doping their athletes. Looks as though they're worried their "prowess" isn't enough to win the gold.
players were suspended for shoplifting in China. Not only did they shoplift, but they shoplifted from three different stores. Chinese police picked them up and their passports were taken, and travel restriction placed on them. I guess they thought that it wouldn't catch up to them since they were abroad. Apparently it went viral enough for Trump to get involved - of course taking credit for their release. I know they're just in college, but they need to understand, that they are pseudo public figures.
And the Rangers fans wept...
Don't look now but it's a tied series. After last night's game it kinda feels like this is going to 7.
Yeah, if that Astros/Rangers WS were possible it would be an epic Texas clash. Lots of trash talk going down.
Agreed. But that's why it's just a fantasy. Rangers and the Cubs would be awesome too.
I think that's why the Astros are the underdogs going in. Hard to find any holes to the Dodgers. Much as I would like to root for the underdogs here, give me the Dodgers in a 4-2 series. Bullpen is just too stout.
Yeah I hear you. As much as I'd like to have a Texas team actually win the series, you can't hold a candle to the Dodgers. The Astros should put up a decent fight though. My fantasy World Series would be the Rangers against the Astros. Texas would spontaneously combust if that were to happen. ;)
I know, two seasons ago, we would have never thought this would happen. I remember sitting in the bleachers behind the Rangers' dugout, booing the Astros with the rest of them. I even recall only one Astros fan sitting in front of me. How did I know? He was the only one to stand and clap while his family, wearing Rangers caps looked up and shook their heads while laughing at him. The caught the oldest man of the group in front of me texted something like "This is just too funny," or something like that. So here we are Rangers fans, we are getting close to the possibility of having no room to talk because if Houston wins, our backs are against the ropes, and it won't be "too funny" this time around.
So why will we root for the Astros anyway? It's simple, we are Texans, and Texans will root for a dead horse, as long as it's... Texan - see: The Dallas Cowboys. It's just like when Mavs fans root for the Spurs if they make it to the playoffs. Yes, we prefer our home city teams, but ultimately, we want every championship trophy or ring to make its way back over the Red River.
I found a fun article on the Dallas Morning News' page today. The reasons in the article are mostly tongue-in-cheek, but Check it out anyway. At least it will take the sting off of watching the Astros participate in a championship we wanted the Ranger to instead.
The NFL is giving away less than 1 percent of all tickets available. So pretty much your chances of winning them are slim to none. Even if you did win them, you'd have a heck of a time trying to find a hotel within 50 miles of U.S Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. I bet it would be just as hard to find an available Uber to get you there before kick off.
So how does it work? More than half of the tickets will be doled out by NFL clubs, with an additional 64 tickets being given out to the nominess of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. The remainder will be given out at NFL league events, with special consideration for local fans. Done believe me, check out this article. Good luck everybody! ha