I guess I should explain what it means to record something on the radio, for the younger generation. You see, back in the eighties, if you were too cheap to buy the cassette tape, you waited until you heard the song on the radio. You would place your blank cassette tape in the radio and once the song came on you would press down the always difficult to push "record" button. Pretty crazy, don't you think? Now that I briefly explained that, I should move on with my blog.
I will admit, I was a Milli Vanilli fan, with my favorite song being "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You." If I'm being completely honest, I still like the song to this day and can sing it word for word. I hope this doesn't require me to turn in my man card. For your entertainment and listening pleasure, I've added the song via YouTube to the blog.
Truth is, listening to this song still pisses me off! What ever happened between knowing the difference between right and wrong? Screw all those involved! Guess what though? They don't piss me off nearly half as bad as the spectacle that took place this past weekend. By spectacle, I mean the biggest scam in sports history took place in the match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Everyone involved with this scam should be ashamed, all the way down to the millions of people who paid money to watch it.
I love boxing. I've loved it for most of my life. I remember fondly the days of my childhood when I pretended to be a heavyweight fighter with the nickname Lightning. I was undefeated at twenty-six and zero with twenty-six knockouts. I was the Rocky Balboa of my imagination. This is why it pains me to say I've lost faith in all those involved in boxing.
I've lost faith, because boxing is the most corrupt sport in the world today. The fight that took place last weekend verifies this. And for the millions who bought the pay-per-view, you're ridiculous. The simple fact that Mayweather pocketed over one-hundred million dollars makes me sick. Pacquiao doesn't escape this rant free either, but I will get to him later.
The fight was five to six years too late - I think pretty much everyone can agree on this. What people watched this past weekend was two fighters past their prime, putting on one boring boxing display. I refused to watch the fight, but I am embarrassed to say, I followed the live updates through ESPN. Hell, I didn't really need to watch the fight to tell you what would happen. Everything I've read following this fight comes to the same agreement, it was boring and way too late.
Floyd Mayweather Jr is a terrible human being - Where do we start with this one? Let me preface this number by saying first, by buying this fight, this is what you gave your money to.
Only in America can a man be sent to jail for beating his girlfriend, only to be glorified because of his athletic ability. Just think, this man is getting ready to cash a check for over one-hundred million dollars. How does this not make you sick? How does it not make you sick when a man who sees a woman simply as property, makes more in one night than we can only dream about? How does it not make you sick when a man thinks the only reason a woman exists is to please a man? How does it not make you sick this man just cashed that check?
You know what Floyd should do? He should donate every single penny he made for this fight to domestic violence shelters all over this country. Most shelters are so underfunded as it is, imagine what they could do with that type of donation. What do you think the odds of this happening are? Probably less than the odds this was actually going to be an exciting fight.
Manny Pacquiao apparently had an injured shoulder - I'm calling bullshit on this one. Be a man an just admit you lost a fight that should have never taken place, or at least taken place several years ago. Hearing this, I wonder if you were in on this scam all along. You and Floyd carefully orchestrated this whole, wait six years for the fight.
I do have a way for you to make this right Manny. How about you take every single dollar you made and put that money towards improving the lives of people who live in remote villages in the Philippines? I happen to know a couple from the Philippines who live here in the states who still have family back in those remote villages. These people take crap jobs just so they can send money back to their families. I'm sure there is some charity in the Philippines you could come up with in regards to the massive check you're getting ready to cash. Hell, these people adore you Manny. I used to really like you, but unfortunately, you're about the same scum as Floyd Mayweather Jr.
I am curious to know if this shoulder ploy was also another way to get a rematch, and then cash in on another huge payday. I have to think boxing fans are smarter than that. Smart enough not to fork out the cash they did for this garbage of a fight. Unfortunately, you and your buddy Floyd know they will, and I will be stuck writing another blog about how despicable both of you are.
I do feel bad about something. I feel bad my editor refuses to read any blog on boxing, and everyone who reads this will make fun of my misuse of the English language. It just so happens, we are self-funded here at IAATM, and we don't have the type of money to afford more editors. However, I don't have to worry about Floyd or Manny reading this. Manny barely speaks English, and we all know Floyd can barely read.