In the last five years he’s destroyed fighters likeCotto, Hatton, De La Hoya, Marquez, and Erik Morales. He’s been in a word unstoppable.If he loses to Mayweather in any fashion, it almost completelyderails his popularity, and there’s actually a lower chance of this becoming atrilogy than you might expect 2. De La Hoya danced like he was in a salsa class, and remained virtuallyuntouched the entire fight. He seemed resigned to losing the fight, and moreconcerned with how he was going to spend the money he generated off the gatefor promoting the event.“Money” has bankrupted names like Hatton, De La Hoya,Castillo, and Judah. What would it do to Mayweather’s legacyMayweather is one of therare talents to avoid defeat in his 40-fight career. What are the chances of a trilogy Let’s be honest here for a moment. The rest of the best aren’t even close to the pedigree thatMayweather and Pacquiao thrive in It also doesn’t help that Roy Jones Jr.
Is Mayweather even capable of Beating PacquiaoLet’s put aside the money, the pride, and the importance thisfight has to the sport of boxing for just one second. If you’ve seen Pacquiaofight, he moves faster than Tiger Woods in an Escalade. Simply put, this guy maybe too fast and strong for Mayweather, especially considering he’s asouthpaw.Pacquiao is younger, quicker, stronger, and thriving in his prime.Again, if Mayweather wants to tarnish his perfect legacy, stepping in the ringwith Pac-Man is the only way it will happen. There is almost too much on the line for Mayweather’s legacy for him torisk getting blasted by The Fighting Pride of the Philippines.Then again, thesport is always bigger than any athlete. Boxing as a mainstream sport is eatingthe dust of entities like the NFL, UFC, and NBA As a sport, boxing needs thisfight to happen. However, as I’ve said, doenough people still care about boxing for any of that to matter. The shirt says “1967″ which leads us to believe the gentlemen is this photo are from the Class of 1967; and considering that your average college student graduates around the age of 22, we would speculate that they were probably born circa 1945. Thus some simple arithmetic would allow us to deduce that these two passionate West Virginia basketball fans are around their mid-60’s….and they’re still holding up cardboard signs and wearing crap like this to enhance their chances of getting on TV.Congrats, fellas, you can now check “looking like a humongous dork on national television” off your bucket list.Subscribe (for free!!) to our weekly sports podcast, deemed "incredible" by two out of three of our moms. JoeSportsFan , 2009.
Bud Selig will be around for three more seasons, and in the midst of those three years will be working on a new collective bargaining agreement with the Player's Association.Here a few things I believe Selig needs to do to fix the game, and make it more competitive and balanced.Note that this will go from start of the season (Spring Training) to the finish (World Series).. Lets face it, the Spring Training schedule is way too long. A month and a half is far too long to have something so, well, useless.To fix Spring training, Selig and Michael Weiner, the new head of the PA, need to focus on the amount of games played. The training part needs to stay, as it is very important for the athletes to get back into the swing of things.But the game schedule needs to be shorten. They need to agree to remove a week's worth of games at the end of spring. This would allow for the season to start a week earlier (the last weekend in March) to make for an earlier start to the postseason..
It is time to introduce two new teams to the American League. I say two AL teams for the main reason that the NL is set at 16 teams and in a 5-6-5 alignment The American League is set in a 4-5-5 alignment. Adding two teams (say Las Vegas and Oklahoma City) would give the AL a 5-6-5 alignment to match the NL.This would keep some competitive balance between the two leagues, and would allow for one-fourth of each league's team to make the playoffs, instead of one-fourth and one-third and a half.Another reason to add the teams is the plain old fact that the AL is the tougher league. Adding two teams would make for more competitive balance (as I said up yonder) because each team would have 15 other teams to compete with.That is balance.. I realize it is difficult to comprehend how good Interleague Play is for the sport. This would keep competition between teams in the same division, but also allow for more games against outside teams.Here's how it would break down:Teams in the Central divisions would play 18 games apiece against their division opponents (90 games) and six apiece against the outter division teams (60 games). The remaining six games would be split into three, two game series against three teams picked at random from the west and east.Teams in the West and East divisions would play 20 games apiece against their division opponents (80 games) and six apiece against the outter division teams (66 games).