‘The second fight of Floyd Mayweather Jr’s contract with Showtime/CBS will surprisingly be with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in the shortest layoff of his career in over a decade. This is arguably the biggest fight that could be made regarding Mayweather. Not only is Alvarez young and hungry, he is naturally much bigger than Mayweather and will have no problem imposing his will against Floyd. At 36 years of age, one could say this will be the toughest fight of Floyd’s career that is certain to make people wonder “what if?”. Mayweather and the Mexican bonafide star will head towards a collision course on Saturday, September 14th at the MGM Grand in what is a must see fight.
It is always a story when Tiger wins a golfing event simply because he elevates the golfing world above surface. This past weekend he won The Players Championship. He overcame a double bogey and the late pressure to beat the competition. It was his first win at this event since the year 2001. Also this was his fourth victory this year on the PGA tour.
The night after WrestleMania can be the birth of something new for not only the wrestlers, but also the fans. Last year we saw the craze of the “yes” chants develop. This year not only did we see the growing chants and the Fandango theme song get much notoriety, we also saw Dolph Ziggler cash in his Money in the Bank contract. It was about time and the crowd went absolutely nuts. This was also the influence of the WrestleMania crowd and hasn’t been duplicated by any other United States venues. The reaction above from the fans showed the true value of Dolph even though he is booked as a heel. One word: Goosebumps.
Two moments took place in the sport of baseball this weekend that will both have their placement in baseball history. My Boston Red Sox made a bold move by completely shedding over 260 million in salary cap to the Dodgers. No longer do we have to deal with Josh Beckett’s attitude, Carl Crawford’s lack of durability and performance, and then there is Adrian Gonzalez. It was a gutsy move to ship off Gonzalez who will definitely be missed in Boston, but the culture needs to be changed in order to become a winner again. The cap relief and the prospects the Red Sox got in return are going to be an integral part of the team’s direction for the immediate future. Now if only we could part ways with Bobby Valentine.
Who decides to hit a three run shot in his first at bat? Adrian Gonzalez. Dodger fans are going to love him.
Roger Clemens made a return to baseball at age 50. Yes, that same Roger Clemens who was the subject of trials and tribulations literally all because of steroid allegations. This post though isn’t about his trials, but his return on the mound for the Texas minor league baseball squad, the Sugar Land Skeeters. Roger pitched three innings while striking out two batters. At age 50 he performed above expectations.
The drama is finally over until next season. Dwight Howard has been shipped off to the Los Angeles Lakers in a four team deal that involved the Orlando Magic, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Lakers, and the Philadelphia 76ers. The trade also involved Andre Iguodala who’s currently in London and will be playing for gold this Sunday as a part of Team USA. Rumors of this trade also involved Pau Gasol, but the Lakers were able to keep him. I think this blockbuster trade works in all of the teams’ favor because it keeps them all competitive for the upcoming 2012-2013 season. Though Howard is not guaranteeing that he’ll sign an extension with Lakers, this is still shaping up to be an exciting year once again for basketball fans. Who do you think won this deal?
What Howard would like in a Lakers uniform
Lakers get: Dwight Howard(ORL), Chris Duhon(ORL), and Earl Clark(ORL)
Magics get: Arron Afflalo(DEN), Al Harrington(DEN), Moe Harkless(PHI), Nikola Vucevic(PHI) Josh McRoberts(LAL), Christian Eyenga(LAL), and Draft Picks
Sixers get: Andrew Bynum(LAL), Jason Richardson(ORL)
I’d like to preface this post by letting everyone know that NBA TV will televise the live USA Basketball team selection on July 7, at 7 p.m est. By now everyone knows how directly or indirectly the NBA lockout has affected the way Team USA will look this summer. There will be no Dwight Howard, Derrick Rose, Chauncey Billups, Chris Bosh, Dwayne Wade, and now rookie Anthony Davis all due to injury or rehabilitation to a prior injury. Recently Lamar Odom dropped his name from consideration. The wear and tear that some of these athletes endured throughout the season and playoff runs increases the likelihood of replacements once all of the training and exhibition games begin. I am very excited for the London Olympics this year. Here are my predicitons for the 2012 Olympic National team:
Reserves: Deron Williams, Russell Westbrook, Eric Gordon, Andre Iguodala, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Love, and Blake Griffin