Tag: Boxing

Mayweather vs McGregor Presser and My Thoughts on the Hardaway and Baker Knicks Signing

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SPANISH HARLEM, NY – Just my luck! I get stuck with the rare day of year when no professional sport is played (NBA Summer League doesn’t count). Due to the All-Star break baseball doesn’t resume until Friday but it’s my job to entertain you so I will try to give you a little bit of […]

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Fight Room Forum: News re Conor McGregor, Boxing, Floyd Mayweather

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SPANISH HARLEM – I have been a boxing fan since I can remember because my dad loved boxing. Now that I think about it, it was my first introduction to sports. He watched any and every fight; it didn’t matter if the fight was on paid channels or local access. As I grew up around […]

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Most WTF Moments In Modern Sports: Titsworth Kiss, Catfish Manti, Kingman Losing Ball

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Post written by Anne Charles, pinch-hitting for Angry Absentee Ward… NEW YORK, NY – Shotgun murder trials and organ-eating aside (let’s not get too grim!), the high-strung, high-pressure, high-paid world of modern sports can cause some pretty weird behavior. Here are some of the most head-scratchingly odd, bizarre, and (sometimes) tragic moments to come out of the world […]

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Ebs’ Hot Takes: LeBron , Yankees, Mayweather vs McGregor, Nyquist

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BALLSTON SPA, NY – Hold on to your hats, it’s again time for a fresh set of Ebs’ Hot Takes, as A LOT happened over the weekend. LeBron James advanced to the Eastern Conference finals for the sixth consecutive season, the New York Yankees took two of three from the Boston Red Sox, Mayweather vs […]

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Creed: @WestCoastCraig Reviews Latest Rocky Balboa Chapter

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – The first movie review I read was for Rocky II.  For eleven-year-old me, the movie was a transformative experience; the iconic theme song; catching the chicken; Adrian’s saying, “Win,” punctuated by the dramatic toll of a bell. And in the end, the final fight defined the word visceral to me before I even knew there […]

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NFL East Shambles and Bobby Czyz Boxing Part II

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PATTERSON, NJ –  In Bobby Czyz Part 1 – my chat with the tough-guy boxer from NJ – we spoke about his meteoric rise from local New Jersey “Matinee Idol” to a self managed three-time Champion. Czyz explained the conflicts that exist in the sport of boxing regarding promoters, judges, managers and the boxers that are victims of […]

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Honoring Yogi Berra

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Only a select few transcend their sports. There are only a handful of people who need no introduction or, for that matter, a surname to identify them. Lawrence Peter Berra earned the name Yogi from his friend Jack Maguire, who after watching a Hindu movie, stated that Berra looked like a “Yogi.”  Well, the name stuck and was […]

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NFL QB Busts, Robert Griffin III, Floyd Mayweather

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RESERVATION, DC-  Robert Griffin III  will be remembered as a great college quarterback . He will also be memorialized on countless lists of NFL first round busts. Now please do not surmise that this contribution is an attack on RG3. I, like most fans of teams that are floundering worse than a fisherman with no boat, coveted […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Ode To Smokin’ Joe

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NEW YORK, NY – One of the greatest boxers in the long and storied history of that sport died on Monday, his name was Joe Frazier. For someone that was lucky enough to come of age in the heavyweight heyday of the 1970s, Joe Frazier was a constant presence, as well as a bobbing and weaving […]

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ANGRY WARD WEDNESDAY: ALL YOU CAN EAT ANGER

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PEORIA, IL– Not a whole lot of time to think of big picture concepts for this week’s post. Instead, we’ll opt for a buffet–a smorgasward, if you will–of barely coherent thoughts that have been sitting out on the lukewarm steam tables in my mind for far too long. Here’s hoping no one gets sick. • […]

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