Questions I’ve been deflecting, answering and avoiding for the last decade:
Why don’t you have kids?
Why aren’t you married?
When are you getting a TV show?
I can answer the last one for you.
I’m getting a TV show today.
Of course Oscar De La Hoya is planning a comeback. At 42, the former five-division world champ hasn’t fought in nearly seven years, but he’s in the best shape of his life* and says there’s a 50-50 chance of him fighting for money again. We could mention here that “best shape of my life” is something only … Continue reading
A news release that landed in my inbox. Reprinted here in full. This is an actual thing: Subject: BUTTERFINGER BETS ONE MILLION ON PACQUIAO TO WIN ON MAY 2 World Champion Boxer Manny Pacquiao Trains with Butterfinger Cups for Fight of the Century Glendale, CALIF. (April 1, 2015) – Upon learning that NESTLÉ® BUTTERFINGER® CUPS … Continue reading
If nature abhors a vacuum, the news media hate empty space even more — especially with the Internet’s bottomless news hole, and especially with Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao finally set to meet in the most discussed, dissected and analyzed fight of our generation. Any #PacWeather talk is good talk, because empty web pages aren’t an … Continue reading
A couple of weeks back we discussed Manny Pacquiao’s basketball prowess, and how the Philippines Basketball Association excommunicated an American player who suggested Pac-Man isn’t quite the hoops savant Pac-Man thinks Pac-Man is. Looks like Daniel Noble spoke to soon. The video evidence is in, and Manny Pacquiao is, in fact, the best basketball player … Continue reading
A couple Saturdays back mixed martial arts phenom Ronda Rousey faced what was supposed to be her toughest challenge and responded by bending Cat Zingano’s arm like a water noodle, forcing a submission in 14 seconds. Yasiel Puig spends more time admiring his home runs. Since then we’ve had a steady stream of speculation about … Continue reading
LATEST IN A RECURRING SERIES PREVIEWING THE BIG FIGHT In late June 2010 Hall-of-Fame boxing trainer Freddie Roach passed through Toronto on his way to Casino Rama to corner women’s champ Ana Julaton. No disrespect to the fighters at the news conference, but Roach was the story that day — a legit boxing celeb with some … Continue reading
A few times in recent weeks I’ve had folks tell me they enjoy my Facebook posts. I always smile and thank them and accept the compliment, but the truth is I’m ambivalent about that type of Facebook praise. Facebook is fun, and Facebook is useful, and harnessing the power of Facebook is a must for any … Continue reading
The awesomest. To say otherwise is to admit you don’t value your career as a pro basketball player. And if you don’t believe me, ask Daniel Orton. He’s a former University of Kentucky Wildcat and Orlando Magic first round draft pick who is currently a member of the Purefoods Hotshots looking for work after being … Continue reading
FIRST IN A RECURRING SERIES PREVIEWING THE BIG FIGHT Maybe it’s a few years past its stale date but Floyd Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao is the biggest one-day sports event on the calendar besides the Super Bowl, and now that both fighters have signed up to square off May 2 the whole sports world is … Continue reading