Dreams Blog

May 8, 2015

No Surprise
Why were all of those “Glitterati-celebs” surprised that the Mayor and his wife did not attend the fund raising ball at the Met? The socialist, that he is, could not have gone to such a capitalist show.
Mayweather-Pacquano
Neither boxer looked to be in their primes. Dan Rafael (ESPNNY.com) reported Curtis landed 148 out of 435 punches (34%) while Manny landed 81 of 429 (19%). Today’s punchers will throw twice as many punches. Both fighters showed their age, however Manny seemed more affected.
Mayweather won the legacy fight, stamping himself as the best fighter of an era he and Pacquiao have shared and dominated. During their great runs, they both won numerous world titles and beat five common opponents, all likely Hall of Famers, in Oscar De La Hoya (already inducted), Miguel Cotto, Ricky Hatton, Juan Manuel Marquez and Shane Mosley.
And while the fight took years to make because of the intense squabbling between camps that do not like each other, Mayweather said it was worth the wait.” (Not for the boxing fans, I think)
I gave Manny only 3 rounds.
“Pacquiao also said after the fight that he injured his right shoulder in training, and his camp said Nevada boxing commissioners denied a request for him to take an anti-inflammatory shot in his dressing room before facing off with Mayweather.
“It’s a good fight. I thought I won the fight,” he said. “He didn’t do anything. He moved outside. I got him many more times with a lot of punches, and I thought I won the fight; I was never hurt. I was very surprised at the scores.” It was a tension-filled bout, as Mayweather and Pacquiao sized each other up early. Pacquiao winced from a borderline low blow in the third round and then backed Mayweather into a corner and fired a few shots, causing Mayweather to tie him up.
That appeared to be part of his strategy, to get Mayweather (48-0, 26 KOs) on the ropes. When he could get Mayweather there, Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) let his hands go and the crowd went wild.
In the fourth round, Pacquiao nailed Mayweather with a hard straight left hand that sent him into the ropes, and he then unloaded numerous punches as the crowd erupted. Mayweather shook his head as if to indicate he was not hurt, but then got caught with a right hook.
Mayweather was not throwing as many punches as Pacquiao at that point, but when he did, he was accurate, especially with his jab as he controlled the distance of the fight. But Pacquiao had bursts, such as in the sixth round, when he fired straight left hands to back Mayweather into the ropes before unleashing multiple flurries.
As aggressive as Pacquiao tried to be, Mayweather was able to blunt him, blocking punches and countering with jabs and straight right hands as he seemed to get into a groove in the seventh round.
Pacquiao let his hands go when Mayweather went to the ropes but didn’t land his shots cleanly enough to truly hurt Mayweather, who also never hurt him.
“I’m fighting in September, yes,” the 38-year-old Mayweather said, although who he will face is a mystery. “I got one more fight with Showtime/CBS. You guys have done a remarkable job. My last fight is in September.”
In another indication Mayweather is nearing the end of his career, he said he would vacate the world titles he currently holds.”
You Just Got Me Flowers
At First look, the NY Giants 1st round pick, Ereck Flowers, seems to be that “Air Craft Carrier” (6-6,329) the team was looking for. He IS a large human being, like a road grader. My concern is that report say his footwork doesn’t allow him to be a left tackle- just yet (pass protection).
Football Box
2nd Rd, Landon Collins is a prototypical strong safety not unlike the old Colt Johnny Sample. A box safety will creep into the “D” box to stop the rush.
Owamagbe Odighizuwa
3rd Rd BIG pass rushing DE. 6-3,271 but had 2 hip surgeries
A-Rod’s Bonus
Is the 660hr. mark a milestone or a millstone?
Wallace Matthews (ESPNNY.com) wrote, “So here we have it, a tainted player putting up tainted numbers trying to collect on a contract that the Yankees now say is tainted, too.
Perry Patter
Dwight Perry (Seattle Times) wrote: “The Orioles beat Boston in a football: 18-7.
Conspiracy theorists immediately pinned the Orioles’ three extra-point misses on underinflated baseballs.
Bad news, NFL miscreants: The league just announced its new head of player discipline — and it’s that kid-pummeling Baltimore mom.
The Orioles and White Sox played inside an empty stadium Wednesday.
To which Miami Marlins players said, “So?”
Tim Hunter, on the Australian jockey whose pants fell down in midrace: “Great news for anyone who bet on him to show.”
Congratulations to Prince William and Kate Middleton on the birth of their second child, a girl.
Mel Kiper Jr., unable to help himself, immediately declared her a second-round sleeper with a lot of upside.”
Cote’s Notes
Greg Cote (Miami Herald) wrote: “Sports lend themselves to hyperbole. Everything seems oversized, over-hyped, over-sold, over-covered. Everything is the biggest, the greatest. Perspective can get trampled.
Right after being drafted No. 1 overall by Tampa Bay, Jameis Winston posted on Instagram a photo of himself enjoying crab legs — before quickly taking it down at the Bucs’ request. To summarize, the guy known for bad decisions in college took about nine seconds to make his first one as a pro.”
Marinara
Bob Maranaro (Hampton Roads Pilot) wrote, “Idle thought: Why stop at drug testing Josh Hamilton? Baseball should be administering urine tests to the Angels executives who signed Hamilton to a $125 million deal.”

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