Posted on: May 20, 2008 7:15 pm

Blog Cabin: 'Money' Mayweather is a counterfeit

In the news...

Did anyone else hear the latest rumor about Floyd Mayweather?

It’s a good one.

Word on the street says “Money” likes to make it rain fake $100 bills when he hits the scene. I hope this turns out to be true. How hilariously ironic would that be.

Specifically, rumor has it that May was throwing out the hundreds at an Atlanta nightclub last week, and for some strange reason, some of the other patrons were not so happy when they found out that “Money” was a counterfeit.

That might be a little embarrassing when you’re standing at the register, don’t you think? The clerk takes that special clear marker and runs it across Benjamin’s face... What!? It turned black!

That’s right, it’s the Wal-Mart security office for you. You’re sitting there next to a kid who tried to steal a candy bar. It’s just like when you had to go to the principal’s office in grade school.

Thanks, Floyd.

How much monopoly money do you want to bet that these knockoffs are part of the prop cash that WWE promoter Vince McMahon gave him for getting in the ring at Wrestlemania?

I got three orange ones, so I can cover anything that Mayweather gave you at the club and still have enough left over to buy Boardwalk.

From the Blogosphere...

Although the NBA playoffs have been somewhat predictable so far, Feanor says that the conference finals should be full of surprises.

Always the first to break things down, dantheman4250 brings us his early thoughts on some of college football's best recruits. Also, take a look at the video links for incoming players at USC, Miami, Notre Dame and Florida State.

Nuf Ced offers us a monologue on baseball. It's not quite James Earl Jones in Field of Dreams, but it's pretty good, and it covers the gamut: from history to war to America. Take a stop by Third Base to check it out.
Posted on: May 5, 2008 6:05 pm
Edited on: May 5, 2008 6:13 pm

Blog Cabin: The sweet science of suckering fans

In the news...

In case anyone missed it, Oscar De La Hoya won a fight this past weekend, taking a 12-round unanimous decision over Steve Forbes.

Now, I know what you’re thinking: “What’s a 60-year-old magazine executive and former presidential candidate doing in the ring?” Turns out, it’s not that Steve Forbes... but it might as well have been.

All kidding aside, De La Hoya is washed up, and Forbes isn't exactly a top contender (except on “The Contender”).

The first round was entertaining, but after that the match settled in to the mundane display I expected. It wasn't exciting. There were no fireworks. De La Hoya won all 12 rounds on one judge's scorecard, and 11 out of 12 on the other two.

This is why people have stopped watching boxing matches. Why would anyone want to watch two men dance around a ring for 12-rounds, with no clear-cut winner.

Oh, that’s right... This was a “tune-up” fight for Oscar.

It seems as though this match was tailor-made to set the stage for De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. Part II. Yes, people will watch that fight, but will that bout be any better?

Not likely.

Unless there’s some sort of shenanigans (you gotta love boxing), “Money” is going put an end to “The Golden Boy”. I know that many people thought he should have won the decision last time, but for the next fight, the outcome really shouldn’t be much of a question.

De La Hoya has a mediocre 7-5 record over the last eight years, while Floyd is, of course, undefeated. We will watch, though, and we’ll curse ourselves as we make that pay-per-view purchase.

People love Oscar, and people want to see someone put an end to the arrogance of Mayweather. With all the drama between the two fighters and the controversy after their first match, millions will tune in to watch, again.

And then we’ll see exactly what we expect to see, again. And then we’ll be upset that we paid for it, again. And then we’ll have to sit around drinking beer, feeling sorry for ourselves because we got fooled in to buying a fight that we knew wouldn’t live up to the hype... again.

Resistance is already a lost cause, though. Boxing is the sweet science of suckering people, and we’re dealing with two of the best.

From the Blogosphere...

Teixierafan_23 thinks that baseball has gotten better of late. If that weren't strange enough, he also thinks that Bud Selig has done a great job. I know... I can't believe it either.

Did you ever wonder why some members have such an eclectic mix of teams as their favorites? How can one person be a fan of the Chargers, Red Sox, Rangers and Hawks? One of these fans, JEagle87, attempts to explain the method to his madness.

Dormanium targets the hot-button issue of the day, the tragic death of Eight Belles at the Kentucky Derby. His take: PETA needs to cut it out.

As always, edwardsfan99 brings us this weeks NASCAR power rankings.
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