EL BARRIO, EL BRONX – I have spent the day fighting off rumors and accusations that I have retired. Apparently, I have been doing so much pinch-hitting that I haven’t written enough for our sister site, Rugby Wrap Up. Anyway, I am not gonna let all that rumor and innuendo get me down as I focus on this week’s sports news. As pet my usual formula, you get a Song of the Week before getting to the Sports Stuff. The Sports stuff this week will be about MVP Awards, NBA News and Mayweather-McGregor.
Song of the Week: My online music system likes to customize my music. Everything online tries to make you listen or read the stuff it already knows you like to read. Normally this is a problem but this time, HAL made an inspired choice for my daily music picks. Somewhere on the list was Moment of Truth by Gang Starr. A hip-hop classic. As I watch things unfold in the current political spectrum, I believe that a moment of truth is destined to occur for all those who have helped create this collision course we are on. Take a listen and share your thoughts.
MVP Awards: If you look at the meme on the left you will notice how it attacks the idea that Sydney Crosby won the Conn Smythe (the NHL Playoffs MVP) again despite teammates Jake Guentzel tying the rookie points record for the playoffs, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury registering 2 shutouts and the real star of the team – Evgeni Malkin – leading the league in playoff points. Now it is not Crosby’s fault he was given the award but it does go to show how a lot of these MVP awards are jokes. It happens in every league where the writers get lazy and pick the person they love and not actually watch the game. I remember Emmitt Smith doing the Super Bowl Disney ad, while Larry Brown was the real MVP. We know that somehow Eli Manning has been an MVP despite being carried by the defense. I don’t expect it to be fixed, this is just my rant.
NBA News: So Angry Ward’s Golden State Warriors are NBA Champs and had the most dominating playoff run ever. They have decided to not visit the White House, make of it what you will.
It also looks like some kid named Markelle Flutz out of University of Washington is expected to be the top pick in the draft. I can’t tell how little attention I pay to college basketball outside of March Madness. I didn’t even know the draft was coming up. I can guarantee you that the Knicks will mess it up, if they even have pick. I don’t remember the last time a Knicks pick worked out or wasn’t traded just as they got good.
Mayweather-McGregor: This fight is a joke. It is motivated by the fact that both fighters know people love and hate them in equal measure and would love to see someone pummel the other, even if they are coming from different combat sports. It’s a hoax and a money grab but we know capitalism is based on getting dumb people to buy stuff they don’t need or want. And for this match, there are millions of suckers globally that would be perfect for this. I don’t even know how a MMA guy and a boxer would fight and what are the rules and structure? It doesn’t matter because all they want is your attention. They won’t be getting mine.
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