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STEPHON MARBURY’S FATHERLY ADVICE

Posted by HG on June 12, 2007

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I admire what Stephon Marbury is doing with his $15 dollar shoes. People talk about “keepin it real”, that’s keepin it really real. Some of the on the court criticism of Steph is of his own creating, but I think he takes a lot flack just for being Stephon Marbury. When I think of Starbury, I think of Georgia Tech, what could have been with a Marbury/Garnett combo, and New York City.. The one thing I don’t think of is parenting advice. 

A potato in the bed with a sick kid? String on the head for hiccups? I hate getting the hiccups.. I wonder if the string thing works for grown folk?.? Anyways… I found a list of some more Marbury medical tips for parents.

  1. An empty glass next to the bed stops bed wetting.
  2. “Hair of the neck of Gooden” is wonderful for pink eye.
  3. Driving a child around in a Bentley clears up Chicken Pox.
  4. Scoring 30 against the Bucks helps in the fight against childhood obesisty.
  5. Playing X-Box reduces swelling.

Steph caught up with Randy Moss 3 days before Moss was moved to New England. Think that had anything to do with Randy saying Tom Brady is the quarterback he most wanted to play with? Naaahh..

I have never seen Marbury’s show  even though it was first brought to my attention (The Stephen A. diss) a few months ago by True Sports Fans via Deadspin.

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Posted in ADAM SANDLER, BASKETBALL, FOOTBALL, INTERVIEW, KOBE BRYANT, MARK CUBAN, MISC., NBA, NFL, PARENTING ADVICE, RANDY MOSS, SPORTS, STARS ON STARS, STEPHON MARBURY, YOUTUBE | 9 Comments »

BARRY BONDS NOT ALWAYS A DOUCHEBAG

Posted by HG on June 1, 2007

The media has clearly been approaching Barry the wrong way.. They gotta act like they just discovered baseball a few hours before speaking with him.. “Now what’s been goin’ on with you these days?”.. Seriously? Unless this lady has been in a coma or under a hair dryer for the past 7-10 years there is no way in the world she doesn’t know what’s going on with Barry.. It looks like the only way George Mitchell is gonna have a conversation with Bonds is to show up on the red carpet of Eddie Murphy’s next movie.

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Posted in BARRY BONDS, BASEBALL, EDDIE MURPHY, INTERVIEW, MLB, NORBIT, SKIING, SPORTS, STEROIDS | Leave a Comment »

5 QUESTIONS WITH JIM LAMPLEY

Posted by HG on May 8, 2007

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Hip HopBoxing is dead.. That’s if you listen to the critics. What people are conveniently forgetting is that boxing has been written off a thousand times before and yet it still staggers forward. The fight over the weekend and the untimely death of Diego “Chico” Corrales have people talking boxing for now… Even if it’s for all of the wrong reasons.

 I was lucky enough to catch up with HBO Boxing’s Jim Lampley just before he boarded a plane to New York. Lamps had plenty to say.

HG: There’s been varying opinions on the outcome of the fight..Some people calling it controversial. How did you feel about the decision?

JL:Well I don’t know why there would be any controversy. I thought it was pretty cut and dry. It was a good fight, better than I expected. I give Oscar De La Hoya a ton of credit for being able to threaten Floyd Mayweather and make him look vulnerable at times, but at the end of the day, particularly in the late rounds, I thought Floyd’s precision punching and effective defense won the fight. I think the two scorecards that had Mayweather winning 116-112, 115-113, those are right in the same neighborhood with where I would have seen the ultimate outcome of the fight. That’s what I expected. Floyd Mayweather to win by decision. I think Oscar deserves a ton of credit, he fought better than I would have expected him to be able to do under those circumstances and he made it a real fight. That was the best thing that could have happened for the sport.

HG: Does the fight warrant a rematch?

JL:I think economics may in fact lead to a rematch, that wouldn’t surprise me. What would surprise me is if there was any difference in the outcome. I think that in the case of an experienced, technical fighter like Mayweather, once he’s had a chance to look at an opponent for 12 rounds, he’s probably going to do better against that person the next time around. Consequently, it’s highly unlikely to me that Oscar could do better. I think probably a lot of his fans and followers don’t really realize that. There’s a lot of people that saw this fight that hadn’t been exposed to Mayweather before. Now that people have seen Mayweather perhaps they understand his precise approach to the sport, his risk free style of fighting, it’s not terribly exciting but it let’s him win all of his fights..that’s what he does.

HG:What did you think of Judge Kaczmarek’s decision, 115-113 for De La Hoya?

JL:Kaczmarek’s scorecard is more enthusiastic for Oscar than I could bring myself to be. I think in order to have scored the fight for Oscar you have to give him every conceivable benefit of the doubt, and it just didn’t look to me that he was able to win rounds after he stopped connecting with his jab. The lingering mystery that will affect people’s view of the fight is what happened to De La Hoya’s jab? Why did it go away after the 7th or 8th round? As long as he’s landing his jab he was in the fight with a chance to win, once that stopped he was no longer in the fight with a chance to win.

HG:You made some comments about the MMA, mixed martial arts/UFC after the fight. Would you like to follow up on those comments or offer any other views on mixed martial arts vs. boxing?

JL:NO. Because in retrospect I’m sorry that I brought it up. I think that it sounded to defensive for our sport. We had a good fight in circumstances which created audience demand the likes of which no other combat sport could ever approximate. I felt like that was a good enough statement in and of itself. To be totally honest, I haven’t watched as much mixed martial arts as for instance Max Kellerman who disagreed with me so I defer to his opinion on the subject. I wish that I had just kept my mouth shut and stuck with commenting on boxing as opposed to something that was extraneous at the time.

HG:Finally, boxing lost one of it’s warriors last night.. Diego Corrales. Your final thoughts on Diego.

JL: I loved Chico. If you knew him, if you knew him sweet, sober, prepared to fight, the way I saw him several times during his career, you couldn’t help but love Chico. He was a warm, gregarious, outgoing guy. He had a problem when he drank alcohol. I hate to suspect that alcohol might have had something to do with his ultimate demise. There’s a lesson to be learned there. It’s a dangerous substance, legal or not. I don’t think Chico ever really completely got a handle on that, which is true of a lot of people in our sport. But he was essentially a sweet person, a very out going person. He was as big a boxing fan as any fighter could be. He came to as many fights as he could possibly attend. It was always fun to see him at ringside. He had a tremendously entertaining career and will forever be remembered for having fought in the fight that many of my colleagues regard as the greatest they ever saw. I only saw his first fight with Jose Luis Castillo on television, I was not there live, but that drama was unforgettable. His comeback win in that fight is a monument to courage and we’ll miss him.

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Posted in BOXING, CHICO, DE LA HOYA, DIEGO CORRALES, HG, INTERVIEW, JIM LAMPLEY, LAS VEGAS, MAYWEATHER, MISC., MMA, SPORTS, UFC | 6 Comments »

THE REAL RANDY MOSS

Posted by HG on April 25, 2007

Who is this guy and what has he done with Randy Moss? Watching this video you’d never know that he’s bumping traffic agents with his car and admitting to marijuana use on Real Sports. He talks about God and Mom, his Heroes, and mooning Green Bay. From the director David Bojorquez:

“he impressed the hell out of me… I don’t consider myself a huge football fan.. I’m first and foremost a filmmaker and I did my homework on him, prior to the shoot. What I learned is that the Moss portrayed by the media, is nothing like Moss the man. He’s just really a nice (extremely talented) guy who you could easily go out and have a beer with. He has a very positive approach to life and what he had to say is something I believe can be inspiring to millions.

While Randy Moss has had run ins with the law, and Terrell Owens’ problems are usually ego related, Moss always came across as the better teammate. Hopefully he hasn’t lost a step as some people suggest. If he’s really got his mind right, and he can get someone to get him the ball (through the draft or by Randy being traded or cut) I say he puts up numbers closer to his 1396 yard, 13 touchdown average his first 6 seasons rather than the 775 yard, 8 touchdown average the last 3 seasons.

The Real Randy Moss. Courtesy of the Conscious Filmmaker via YouTube

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Posted in FOOTBALL, GREEN BAY PACKERS, INTERVIEW, NFL, OAKLAND RAIDERS, RANDY MOSS, REAL | 3 Comments »