Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson is retiring at the ripe old age of 20. In 2008 Johnson won 4 medals in Beijing including one gold for the balance beam. Then she took a hiatus from gymnast to focus on being a celebrity. She won the show “Dancing with the Stars.” Johnson was inspired to compete again after a skiing accident blew out her knee. Although she recovered some Johnson has decided to retire because her knee injury is just too serious.That’s a serious bummer. I’m sure they will miss her smile in London this summer.
It was just March 14 that Hines Ward retired from
dancing the Pittsburgh Steelers. Everyone was very sad to see him go. Now it seems he will be back in the football world. This time he will be analyst for NBC Sports. You can catch him on NBC’s Football Night In America on Sundays and NBC Sports Network’s college football studio show on Saturdays.
Is anyone old enough to remember when boxing was free? Since boxing moved to pay-per view and the cost continued to rise it seems like boxers have become more and more outlandish. Floyd Mayweather is definitely an example of this. He is out there constantly
pretending proving he is bad boy asshole (not that he needs much help after being sentenced to jail time for domestic violence). There is so much shit coming out of Mayweather’s mouth that you forget that he is an amazing boxer.
This fight is not one to miss
because it will be a great fight because it maybe Mayweather’s last. Mayweather will take on Miguel Cotto this Saturday at the MGM Grande in Las Vegas. There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that Mayweather will win. After all he is the bigger dog in this fight,he’s 5’9″ with a 72″ reach. Where Cotto is 5’7″ with a 67″ reach. Having a longer reach gives you an obvious advantage.
So why is Mayweather fighting someone he will obviously beat in what maybe his last fight? The answer is really simple. Mayweather is 35 and doesn’t want to risk
his record his health to fight a real challenger like Manny Pacquiao. Originally this fight was supposed to be against Pacquiao but it fell apart when Mayweather refused to split the profits 50/50. It even got to the point where Pacquiao (who is scary built) agreed to be drug tested up until the fight, which is something Mayweather insisted on. It is kind of suspicious that “Money” Mayweather would quibble over a few million when he is worth an estimated $90 million dollars. It seems to me that Mayweather wanted to go out on a high note, preserving his 40 wins and 25 were knock-out record.
The real irony is that Mayweather will make all of this money off the fight and then be off to jail on June 1st to serve his time for threatening his baby mamma and their two children. Money can buy you a lot of things but it can’t get you out of jail quicker or can it?
When you own a NBA team trading players is all business but to the fans it’s a matter of the heart. That’s what Golden State Warrior’s owner Joe Lacob found out when he was booed for whooping 90 seconds during Chris Mullin’s jersey retirement ceremony. The fans were upset about the trade of leading scorer Monta Ellis to the Bucks. You can’t really blame the fans since Ellis helped lead the Bucks to a victory over the Warriors on Saturday.
Ellis was traded for Buck’s center Andrew Bogut who fractured his ankle in February. When Bogut is healthy he is one of the best centers in the NBA but he has had a lot of injuries. For fans it was a risky trade of a healthy scorer to gamble on a sometimes healthy center. It is unclear whether Bogut will even be able to play this season for the Warriors. The Warrior’s are also missing Stephen Curry due to ankle injuries. It has been speculated that the Warriors will keep both Curry and Bogut out for the rest of the season to improve their draft lottery chances. Lacob maybe doing the best thing for the Warriors come next season or he could be seriously screwing them. With Bogut’s past injury record it would not be shocking if he is injured again.
Although I agree with Mullin’s who came to the rescue of Lacob by calling the booing fans “classless.” I think it team owners need to know how their decisions affect the fans. Let’s face it a team is nothing without it’s fans.
Wide receiver Randy Moss who just a couple of weeks ago was working out the Saints has found a home for one-year with the 49ers. The 49ers came pretty close to the Super Bowl this year but were missing some good receivers. Now 35-year-old Moss will be helping pick up the slack after returning from a
brief retirement. Don’t you want to be in a field where retirement age is 35? Maybe being on the old side will make Moss work even harder. It is shaking up to be a very interesting free-agency season (is there already a term for this time of year).