Like many other people, He and I watched the fight this weekend. What fight? THE fight…Floyd vs Pacman. No, I won’t go through the trouble of looking up the correct spelling of their last names because that’s just how much I care about this fight. After THAT showing, they don’t deserve my time or respect in that regard.
The night sounded really great in theory. We were invited to a fight party at the home of a couple we know through His flag football team. I was very excited to see the wife since I haven’t seen her in nearly two years! (She had a baby and got ghost on me! Life…it happens.) Anyway, we get there and apparently the party is segregated. Men are downstairs in the man cave, and the ladies are upstairs in the family room. Not so bad, I guess…I’m just accustomed to co-ed partying. Ok, full disclosure… I like being near my Boo. Sue me!
So the “party” (yes, “party” because the ladies were really just sitting around…there was no party upstairs) was going well while we waited for the fight, and finally it was time for the main event. We half-listened to Jamie Foxx sing a weird rendition of the national anthem while looking for his head tattoo (couldn’t see it), and prepared for a good fight. After all, folks have been waiting for 5 years or so! (Another disclosure: I HONESTLY thought that these two had fought already…like two other times or something. My bad, I was clearly wrong. I had to look it up to verify.)
The fight goes on…blah, blah, blah. Floyd wins. I was disappointed. The end. Here are my takeaways:
- I loved how Pacman was smiling the whole time! He just looked happy to be there. Probably because he knew he was walking away with MILLIONS regardless of the outcome. IDK.
- The Burger King walked in with Floyd!!! How cool is that?!
- I remember when boxing was actually entertaining! I miss the days of seeing swollen lips & eyes, and boxers having to take a break to stop the bleeding! I wanted to see a knockout!!!
- I know Floyd is a superior boxer because he used strategy and executed great mechanics and such…but to the uneducated boxing viewer (me) he just looked like he was dodging hits and wasting time.
Well, that was my night. I had a couple of (ladies-only appropriate) drinks and watched a weak fight. I did get to catch up with a long-lost buddy, so all’s well that ends well!
Ah, the Pacquiao vs Mayweather fight will be one of the greatest fight letdowns in the history of boxing. That will totally be because of Mayweather though, as Her thinks. For those who know the fighting styles of both boxers we all expected Floyd to pretty much do what he did, and hoped that maybe he would get in a few haymakers for a knockout. Now, Manny truly disappointed because he was the one who nobody thought would fight the way he did. He didn’t seem like the Manny we have all watched throwing punches in bunches.
This fight seemed as if they got an extra bonus if both boxers went the full 12 rounds. Well I hope so, because it just wasn’t an entertaining fight. Then you had the announcers with those unofficial score cards attempting to create something to talk about. I will give Manny 2 rounds and a tie with Mayweather on a third, giving 9 whole rounds to the victor by unanimous decision. I’m glad I didn’t have to waste $99 dollars on it. It’s nice to know you have friends sometimes. I was able to catch up with some people I hadn’t seen in a while and then meet a few new people.
Now back to this money! The Money Team…all I know is that it wasn’t The Money Team who made the fight available to his whole country for free, yeah shout out to Manny and the Philippines on that one. Much respect. The Money Team, however, did make quite a bit and helped even countless others lose money. Some celebs, for instance, had their bets mentioned and were conveniently advertising water on t-shirts (Mark Wahlberg) to cover their eventual loss. However, unlike the celebs who could wear a t-shirt and make things right again with their financial situation you had your everyday Johns and Janes betting that The Money Team wasn’t money. Well they lost some of the bets just because of the odds, but then there are those who bet simply because they can’t stand Floyd, The Money Team or anything he represents.
The only question I have is: Why are you hating? Yes, he has a lot of money and seems to blow it on ridiculous stuff. It is his money to blow. Or do you hate him because he beats women? Or because he’s arrogant and cocky? I mean it’s not like he hasn’t lost. Oh wait he hasn’t so maybe he does have a good reason to be that way. Or is it because you can’t stand something else? Whatever that may be…
Well if you watched his fight, bet against him, talked about his fight before it happened, during, or/and after well guess what. You lose again. Why you ask? Well, all you did was help line Floyd’s pockets and he still won! I do believe there will probably be another fight between them when the 50th or 51st fight comes around for Mayweather, I just hope that it’s incentivized in way that makes the fighter in both of them come out in full effect. I’ll be watching, but rest assured I probably won’t and wouldn’t pay for it.