Sunday, November 19, 2017
Week Gone Bad
By Jim Hill
Published June 12, 2008

From Money May to Big Brown to Kobe Bryant, last week was a week when the best boxer pound for pound announced that he would retire for good from the sports of boxing, horse racing was left puzzled in bewilderment at the failure of Big Brown and the NBA MVP came home in a 0-2 hole in The Finals.

Just another ordinary week in sports, but not by the fragment of your fickle imagination.

061208_MoneyMayweatherFloyd Mayweather Jr. stunned the sport of fistic kings when he cancelled his mega fight rematch against Oscar De La Hoya and announced that he was calling it quits for good this time.

The fighter known as “Pretty Boy” and most recently “Money May” made the announcement without fanfare and with a bundle of money in his bank accounts.

He will most likely be remembered for more of what he didn’t accomplish that what he did achieve.

A five-time world champion he defeated Rickey Hatton and Oscar De La Hoya in his last two boxing matches and then made a cool $20 million for his participation in scripted wrestling match.

Few can question his skills and heart, but many will question his unwillingness to fight Miguel Cotto, considered the most attractive match-up for boxing fans.

The fact that he mentioned that he was canceling his much anticipated bout with De La Hoya was a surprise in itself since the fight had not bee officially scheduled.

It’s going to be hard to say that we are going to miss you Floyd since we didn’t see that much of you anyway, lately…

With the nation relishing the prospects of Big Brown becoming the 12th horse to win horse racing coveted Triple Crown with a victory in the Belmont, instead, sports fans got a big brown dud and inexplicable last place finish from the undefeated colt.

His over confident and blabbermouth trainer Rick Dutrow left speechless.

The Big Brown debacle was followed up by an even worse performance by the favorites to win the NBA championship.

The mere fact that the Lakers had to overcome a more than 20 points to make the game interesting against the Boston Celtics in game 2 is what was most disgusting about the outcome.

No matter what happens the remaining of the series, that game will turn out to be the one that decides it for the Celtics.

As good as the Lakers are, don’t hold your breath on this team coming off the canvas to win four of five and by press time three of the next four.

Big Brown will live to race again, Floyd says that he’s gone forever and there’s only one more week left in the NBA season for Kobe and the Lakers, at least we hope so.


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