For those of you who are constantly looking for good music to work out to look no further than Shane Battier’s pre-game playlist. The Miami Heat star uses pump himself up to play. And by the looks of it’s working. He has gone from, “He’s still plays basketball?” to “Where would the Heat be without him?” And of course we all know Battier is one of my favorite players because he is a former Dukie. This mix before even more popular if the Heat win the championship tonight.
1. “All Along the Watchtower” – Jimi Hendrix
2. “Victory” – P. Diddy and the Family
3. “Interstate Love Song” – Stone Temple Pilots
4. “Seven Nation Army” – The White Stripes
5. “D.O.A.” – Jay Z
6. “What More Can I Say? (Remix) – Danger Mouse
7. “In Bloom” – Nirvana
8. “When We Were Young” – The Killers
In news of things that everyone already knew already the World Boxing Organization has reviewed the Manny Pacquiao/Timothy Bradley fight and decided that Pacquiao did actually win. The scores were: 117-111, 117-111, 118-110, 116-112 and 115-113. This comes as shock to no one since the Associated Press and anyone with eyes had already decided Pacquiao was the winner. I mean really Bradley left the fight in a wheel chair while Pacquiao was walking fine. Despite the WBO decision they cannot erase the loss from the records. Which leads me to wonder, what was the point of reviewing the match?
Oh wait I know they want people to feel like their is still justice in the sport of boxing so that they don’t get so frustrated by the corruption and give up on the sport. I think it is a little to late for that. In other news that is really obvious Pacquiao is saying that he wants rematch in November despite the fact that the first fight was fixed. Of course Pacquiao wants to fight again, he going to make millions off the rematch.
I think the sad thing about boxing is their lack of ability to conceal the fact that it is all for the money. At least in NBA and NFL you feel like some of the players are playing for the love of the game. In boxing it feels like everyone just loves the money. I guess that why the two richest athletes in the world right now are boxers: Floyd Mayweather and Pacquiao.