Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Pacquiao/Bradley Facade

Fixing Fights–arranging fights seems to go hand in hand with boxing and ever apparent since the infancy of boxing.

The fight of Pacquiao vs Bradley was very forward about the fact that Bradley would (did) win; very oblivous to any other factors apart from a knockout (–I’d hope…who am I kidding?)

Ever since the shocking conclusion of the fight there has been evident disinformation.

The ‘love’ of money being the obvious root of ‘evil’ but understanding the reasons is the interesting story.

Let’s look at this fight by looking at who is involved:

Promoter, Top Rank co-Founder: Bob Arum

Fighter, Timothy Bradley Jr.:

Fighter, Emmanuel Pacquiao

Now with just the tidbits mentioned you can imagine a multitude of reasons why the fight decision went the way it did given the factors…

If not some speculations of (‘fictional’) scenarios:

1) Afraid of Pacquiao departing in 2013 Pacquiao is advised that if he decides to leave he may have a two loss blemish on his record–therein ending propects of a Floyd Mayweather fight as a free agent.

To assure this case, an unknown fighter who is struggling and needs a payday is signed. He is assured that he’ll be in the clear so long as he lasts all twelve rounds. A ‘favor’ with the Nevada Athletic Commission is called for the misunderstanding years back–assuring one judge verdict. Another judge verdict with an offer.

2) Due to selling business ventures, Pacquiao short on cash asks for an advance of two million.
Advance is given under condition that the judges will rule aganist him but in return will profit greatly with the rematch.

3) To stop prospects for a Mayweather fight. An inhouse Mayweather is ‘created’

4) Judges were not paying attention to the fight.

5) Mayweather anxious to put a stop to the urgency of a Pacquiao fight sets up Pacquiao for a loss.

6) Truly badly called.

However how bizzare it is that a  poster was made:

and such assurance vetted by Bob Arum:

Tim Bradley is so confident that it’s scary.

You don’t say…

I mean, he is absolutely 100 percent convinced that he’s winning the fight.”

Well, I’ll be…Then:

…what?

Post Fight Press Conference you’re in a wheel chair–if you hadn’t had the feet problem you had been more mobile? …Mobile–you serious–more than you were? Any more mobile and you would have been with the fans.

“I’m real slippery. I’m in front of you and you [still] can’t hit me, said Bradley.”

It’s because you’re holding on to the opponent–clinching and well, that’s why they can’t hit you…

“When I set foot in the ring, I’m home. As soon as this guy hits me with his best punch and I eat that motherfucker, the fight’s over.”

What a self fufilling prophecy. He had great defence. He ate every best punch Pacquiao had with his face–er, mouth.

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Pitch Hit

I am a Chicago White Sox fan and a fan of Ken Hawk Harrelson commentating a White Sox game. It’s great.

Now getting hit by a pitch happens in baseball.

Let us recall Cole Hamels deliberately, by his own admission, hitting Bryce Harper

Now Jose Quintana also hit  Ben Zobrist but he got thrown out. Now the big story is Ken Harrelson’s charged comments of the event which I think fits the bill. This was a very bad call.

What are you doing? He threw him out of the ballgame. You’ve got to be bleepin’ me!” What in the hell are you doing? What are you doing Wegner? You got to be kidding me. That is so bad. That is absolutely brutal. That is unbelievable –Ken Harrelson

I think that Ken Harrelson saying

 A tirade such as the one unleashed on the air against umpire Mark Wegner won’t happen again.

is messed up because it seems like the Umpire was right and that he was wrong.

Him being reprimanded by commissioner Bud Selig, is saying Let’s not talk about the Umpire and the call let’s talk about Ken Harrelson because you said some mean things.

Madonn.

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Newspapers, iPhones Prepaid, and thensome…

So about 18 days ago I placed an Order for some magazines and today I placed an order for ESPN Magazine.

I’m already thinking about Cancelling one of the three newspapers I subscribe to because it barely has any news stories in it.

Going on with the newspapers…

I was surprised that The Washington Times had the story of the Bilderberg conference in Chantilly, VA near Dulles International Airport my former home base for when I worked for United just outside D.C.

I remember the last time they were here four years ago and driving to work at Dulles passing by there via Route 28. Interesting thing is that I have an aunt whom worked at the said Marriott in Chantilly, VA and she has told me of “the bigwigs” whom arrive, how they shut the hotel down, etc.

I didn’t think they’d be back again at the same hotel and unfortunately I wish my aunt still worked at that particular hotel.

Anyways I read in the NY Post (which I subscribe to) that Cricket will be having the iPhone available Prepaid on June 22. I think its way overdue–and I would have thought the prepaid route was the way Apple would go but hey…

I’ve even given the thought to buy one and I haven’t bought anything Apple in seven years since my disillusionment back in 2005 when I bought a Powerbook G4 and then months later Apple changed to Intel…anyways yeah…

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