Welcome to the first edition of Bloggin-n-Weavin. Now originally I intended this to be a strictly boxing blog but there is so much material in the wide world of sports why limit myself.
Just to catch you up with the goings on of boxing now mind you I try and stay away from gossip and trash talk BUT this i couldn't pass up.
So, Mayweather is calling out Pacquiao calling him a punk and Bob Arum is saying HE [as in Bob Arum] doesn't want the fight however Pac Man and Freddie do.
Meanwhile on the otherside of the world Sergio Martinez is calling out Julio Ceasar Chavez Jr.
As well as Pacman saying and I quote,"They are just Bob Arum's puppets." So shots fired from Martinez and Mayweather. I love this its so exciting just like high school now all we need to know is who's fighting by the gym after school!
The baby pit is an up and coming prospect sort a speak. Starting at the age of six at the east side gym he became the first boxer since Davel Lee Armstrong to compete in two straight olympic games 04 and 08.
In '04 he was the youngest boxer at the games and the youngest male in all sports. unfortunatley he was eliminated both times in the first round. however 08 was a controversial decision.
That did not stop his grind nor his hustle! He was an amateur flyweight champ winning the gold in 07 and in 05 as well as last year he placed in the bronze.
More to come in the weeks ahead from the baby pit as I try and get a few of my questions answered.
Look out for a special edition of Extra Time w/ Reynolds and Marc this Tuesday for Big Show live in studio with Reynolds. Listen in and see if he is willing to give me a Ric Flair chop to the chest [bare chest mind you] and choke slam Reynolds. 1/17/12 Wooooooo!
Despite all the Teblowin' going on I just gotta say this
LET'S GO PATS!!!!!
Floyd has really been flaunting his money in recent weeks.
He's been hitting on all his bets, including taking Alabama in the first half against LSU for $333,333 in some kind of football game.
And now here he is with 50 Cent showing everybody that he has lots of money and a friend.
My guess is Floyd's going into full blown Million Dollar Man mode in an attempt to make everybody forget that he's going to jail after his next fight, which he still has no opponent for.
It's looking less likely like it's going to be Manny Pacquiao after the Pacquiao camp said it makes "no economic sense" for Manny to fight Mayweather on May 5th.
Then another fight option fell through after it had been reported that the Mayweather camp was in deep negotiations with Robert Guerrero's camp, the CEO of Golden Boy, Richard Schaefer, told ESPN.com that Floyd would not be fighting Guerrero.
There's some other list of opponents that I don't care enough to name them out there, but nobody who would bring in the kind of money that a Mayweather/Pacquiao fight would make.
So, without a scheduled fight and looking at jail time, what's a douchebag to do?
Better take a picture with lots of money and the creator of the Vitamin Water drink Formula 50.
If you look closely, you can see that the chill bros (and Vince Carter) are sitting in big, plush chairs, while West (and the rest of the Mavs) are sitting on folding chairs. Those plush chairs are VIP seats immediately next to the bench that anyone can buy -- so what's actually happening is that Carter is sitting in the stands, not fans sitting on the bench.
Watson goes on to explain that he's seen players take over those VIP seats before, but that didn't help get Blaha through this perplexing moment in history.
Ryan Greene from RunRebs.com reported shortly after 4 p.m. PT that Khem Birch, the 6'9 Mc Donalds All-American power forward, announced his decision to play for UNLV next season.
Birch. who hails from Montreal, averaged 4.4 points and 5 rebounds in 10 games for Pittsburgh. He started six games, but left because he felt like he didn't fit within Pittsburgh's offensive scheme.
After a Friday/Saturday visit to Las Vegas, Birch narrowed his decision down to Florida and UNLV.. He was also considering Oregon State, Washington and New Mexico State.
Birch joins several other high profile transfers on the UNLV roster - Mike Moser (UCLA), Chace Stanback (UCLA), Quintrell Thomas (Kansas) and Bryce Jones (USC).
His commitment only adds to the intrigue locally where three top 50 recruits in Las Vegas are waiting to make their decision.
No. 1 Shabazz Muhammed (Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, Arizona, UNLV and UCLA)
No. 9 Anthony Bennett (Washington, Florida, UNLV, Oregon and Kentucky)
No. 43 Winston Sheperd (New Mexico, Oklahoma State, San Diego State, UNLV, UTEP)
Bennett, also a Canadian, is reportedly tight with Birch. It's hard to believe anything could top the news of UNLV rising to 12th in the national rankings, but getting a former top 10 recruit with three and half years eligibility remaining is pretty huge.
Holy lord. The Mile High Savior is coming to Vegas to attend church services at Canyon Ridge on the 3rd and 4th of March.
And be it so that we may gaze upon him and ask and it shall be given to you.
Tim Tebow provided a miracle playoff win for the Broncos yesterday and with a miracle worker coming to town the ESPN 1100 & 98.9 FM staff is taking this opportunity to ask him if he may bequeath his gifts upon us.
Here is what we're asking the Denver Deity for:
Cofield- A Chick-Fil-A here in Vegas
Cokin- the scores in advance
Paul- A pro sports team in Vegas
Seat- Another Shih Tzu for 20 years
Baker- a speed train form Vegas to Victorville
Dug Dugless- To fill up Lake Mead
Reynolds- A signed copy of On The Origin Of Species by Charles Darwin
Going into the last Wild Card game of the weekend, the sportsbooks in Las Vegas were facing heavy liability as all the favorites had won and covered the spread.
Then Tebow bestowed his gifts upon them.
The Steelers were favored by 8.5 points, which meant that the books had already won most of the bets before overtime had even been played.
Tebow's 80-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas only added to their joy as it knocked out all the teasers and cleaned up all the action still on the table from bettors waiting on the result of the late game.
“The entire weekend rested with Denver,” said Lucky’s sports book director Jimmy Vaccaro. “It was the only game we won of the four, but it was the biggest one of them all.“
Combining the Steelers status as a huge public team and the fact that the late playoff game is always heavily bet, the Steelers/Broncos game was the most heavily bet of the weekend.
Tebow's resurrection after three poor performances killed the public's four, five, and six team parlays, which were the greatest threat to the sportsbooks.
And that's the story of the Miracle on Las Vegas Boulevard.
So the top 10 pickers in our College Bowl Pick'em and a HUGE edge in the picking edge goes to LSU. only PROPLAYER (currently in 9th) took Bama. So will the hot streak continue for these pickers? Of course with confidence points some of the top players who have LSU with low confidence points will actually be hoping to be wrong so they finish higher.