As I’m sure most dedicated No Masians have noticed, I’m struggling to maintain the blog these days because I’m buried with writing work (oh look Liverpool scored, lovely goal innit) that makes it very tough for me to file my regular posts here on the Mas. I apologize, and I ask you to bear with me, because it’s doesn’t look like it’s going to get much better in the next few weeks. The wife and I are moving, and you know how that is. We’re traveling into the land of the one and only Electric Zarko, with whom I recently caught a Warriors game. (Yes, I admit it, the Warriors are severely challenging my Sixers loyalty, although to be fair, we all know where the Warriors are really from.)
I do plan to get my customary fight previews up this week, especially now that the tourney is mercifully over and some marquee fighters are stepping back into the ring. I’ll leave you with that promise and with one observation on last night’s NCAA Final – what the HELL is Roy Williams doing on the halftime show in a Kansas Jayhawks sweater? Yeah, yeah, I know, fifteen years, whatever. You think if Texas Tech got stomped by Indiana that Bob Knight shows up at the final sporting some Indiana gear? No fucking way.
Also let me add here some links to a few of my pieces over at The Sporting Blog and a little tidbit from my weekly boxing notes post which didn’t run over there due to the glut of college basketball nonsense clogging up the airwaves:
Another No-Go Fo’ Lorenzo?
The title of the most-ducked fighter in boxing has become something of an unofficial honor in the sport, and not one that is particularly sought after either, much like the BPNTHWM (Best Player Never to Have Won a Major) award in golf (speaking of which, who is that now? Sergio?). In the past few months, Dominican middleweight Giovanni Lorenzo has made quite a name for himself by not being able to get a big-name opponent for himself, despite the fact that he is currently both the IBF and the WBC mandatory opponent for both the belt-holders. First it was the WBC champ, Kelly Pavlik, who after floating the idea of fighting Lorenzo decided on a decidedly softer touch, Welshman Gary Lockett. Now it’s IBF titlist Arthur Abraham, who appeared to be a lock to fight Lorenzo this summer but who now is evidently talking to Edison Miranda about a June rematch of their 2006 classic. All I can say to that is, if you’re looking to duck a fight with someone by TAKING a fight with Edison Miranda, well, that someone you’re ducking must be some kind of someone. Although one imagines that dead presidents enter into the equation somewhere as well, as they are wont to do.
Heston Did It All (The Sporting Blog)
Worst. Final Four. Ever. (The Sporting Blog)