Laila Ali: Delivers Blow on Mayweather Even Before Pacquiao Fight

Yesterday, retired boxer Laila Ali unexpectedly delivered an outside-the-ring blow to Floyd Mayweather, Jr. – a day before the undefeated fighter enters the ring tonight finally fight challenger Manny Pacquiao. Arguably the greatest female fighter ever, the undefeated Ali surprised … Continue reading

Big ESPN Mistake Naming Drake 2014 ESPY Awards Host

Aubrey Drake Graham, aka Drake, hosted the 22nd annual ESPY Awards at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles last night.

ESPN’s decision to have Drake host the sports world’s most recognized awards show led many sports fans like me to speculate.

Did ESPN drop the ball in asking a non-athlete and relatively unknown mainstream entertainer with a readily apparent insecurity of aligning himself with A-list sports celebrities to host a major event that reached 25 million+ households?

Absolutely!

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Being Mike Tyson: The Real Deal Series Debuts on FOX Sports!

The six-part reality television series Being Mike Tyson: The Real Deal premiered Sunday on FOX. The show’s debut immediately boxed me into a corner and will force me to tune in for the second round of the retired fighter’s intriguing docudrama.

The initial episode lived up to its title as the iconic lead character Mike Tyson truly personified the real deal; i.e. engaging, broken, childlike, fragile, likeable and complex.

It’s only fitting that the conflicted Tyson appears unrefined and ineloquent as well as compelling and genuine in front of the camera. The former heavyweight champ, and once mega-rich athlete, unwittingly captivates viewers with raw, entertaining and guileless recollections. Tyson’s honesty is evident, especially his reunion with former foe Evander Holyfield. Yet, the series still begs for the former champ to reveal much more to an expectant FOX audience in the five remaining episodes.

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Verbal Valentine’s Day Massacre of Sorts from Lebron James, Floyd Mayweather and others

On this 14th day of February, love should be willingly offered, genuinely expressed and universally shared by all…both on and off the playing field, basketball court, hockey rink, boxing ring and even broadcast booth.    However, a rash of ugly and … Continue reading

ESPN Announces Dancing with the Stars Spin-off (Satire)

(Satire) Dancing with the Stars kicks off Monday on ABC. In a surprise twist, Dancing with the Stars’ (DWTS) unparalleled success has now spawned a spin-off sports show slotted for next spring on affiliate network ESPN. Aptly named Dancing with … Continue reading