Tuesday, February 24, 2009

19 years ago this month...

Last night ESPN2 aired the Douglas vs. Tyson fight. I don't think I had ever seen the whole thing in its entirety so I felt as a sports fan, especially from Columbus, that I should watch it. I had seen the knockdowns but I needed to see the rest. Here are my thoughts.

Tyson didn't win a round until the 6th or 7th. He may have lost the decision although it would have been fixed for him to win I imagine. It was neat to hear the announcers admit Douglas was for real early on. They seemed to sense it in the first round.

When Douglas got knocked down he may not have been up by the count of 10. Obviously he recovered fine and took it to Tyson in the very next round, but I can see how Don King thought he had a right to bitch.

Tyson was not okay by the count of 10. He was goooone. Had he continued somehow I can only assume Douglas would have knocked him out later that round. His legs just weren't under him the entire fight.

Mike Tyson's Punchout had a very accurate portrayal of his uppercut. For an 8 bit game the swing is dead on.

The funniest part about the whole thing is the $12,000,000 opportunity Holyfield saw slip away because he was supposed to fight Tyson that June.

I also watched a fight from when Tyson was 19. His voice wasn't all high and whiny, he was respectful to the reporter afterward and was in perfect condition. Nineteen! That's so young!

I don't think boxing will ever be at that level again. MMA is just a lot more fun to watch and follow now. It still has integrity and it'll be hard for money to ruin it. I think it's because it's so much more dangerous. No one can just go through the motions plus there are so many more guys involved. They come from everywhere, not just the ghetto gyms.

Sunday, February 22, 2009


...suck. Can we really blow this?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

More hockey action!

YOUR CBJ's are on my TV tonight against the Blues and though they blew a game against Dallas, they're still in the mix of things and up 4-1 tonight. I'll admit it, I'm checking the standings every day. Hockey is weird, sometimes a 6 seed will make it to the Finals. Vancouver did it in the mid-90's. (I used them on Blades of Steel so I thought I was a fan back then)
Apparently we have a few Buckeyes on the ice. That adds some points.

I can't really blog these games (yet). I can't sit through 2 half times and I don't know any of their names. It would be Nash...Nash, and some other guys, and there's Nash, and then a penalty. Go Nash! Score?! YEAH, SCORE!

The Blues announcers are bitching about one of our guys throwing the puck.

In other news the Buckeyes play Northwestern tonight. If they want to avoid any bubble talk they'll win.

2nd period over 4-1. Surely we can protect that and I can switch over to Top Chef in a little bit.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

As of today

If the NHL season ended today: a. not that many would care... b. YOUR Columbus Blue Jackets (is it supposed to be one word?) would be the 6 seed in the east west. And they're tied for 5th. Hell, they could end up in the 5 spot facing off with #4 Chicago Blackhawks who I'm pretty sure suck in playoff action.

It's time for the CBJ (that's how they're listed on my cellphone scores) to make the postseason. It's been almost a decade and they haven't even come close. The fans have supported them, the tickets our outrageously expensive. I wish I could list things like stats, players, or even how the standings points work but I can't. All I do is check every few days and see if they're still alive. There's still plenty of season left and I think our goalie, what's his name is still hurt, but Nash and that other guy are playing tough. Go Jackets!

Saturday, February 07, 2009

A Comment!

Sorry, I took around a month off after what happened in...well you know. I'll be honest, I don't follow recruiting all that well because I don't live in Ohio anymore. While your AM radio is talking about the upcoming freshman class mine is blabbing on and on about the last place St. Louis Blues (by the way the Blue Jackets are actually close to an 8 seed!)

OK, let's go live to UCONN (my pick to win it all (in Women's too) because I like their U C O N N UCONN UCONN UCONN cheer) where they lead Michigan by 6. There are 2 1/2 minutes left and Michigan just airballed a shot. This one's over.

I checked out the Big Ten standings the other day and saw that Penn State was ahead of us. They haven't played the tougher teams yet so I was going to state that they will lose 5 straight but because of my hiatus I didn't bother...2 days later they beat Michigan State.

So back to us...if we beat the Gophers tonight we're in...or at least on our way in. We've been out of the top 25 for over a month because we can't win more than 2 in a row without sucking against oh say...Illinois or someone like that. Anyway, I think we're in.

Michigan, I don't know. How did we drill them both times? How did they beat Duke? How are they competing against UCONN on the road? AND HOW IS XAVIER DOWN 15 AT HALF AGAINST DUQUENSE?!

This tournament is shaping up to be my Worst Picks Evah!

(please keep the comments coming)