SPENCE v. GARCIA: PPV

If there ever was a fight deserving of PPV status, it definitely is this fight. Spence is considered by some as the top welterweight while Danny Garcia is in the top 5. In a weight class that sports names like Crawford, Thurman, Pacquiao and Porter… many, if not all, in the top 25 pound for pound list, these fighters are going to square off on Saturday for Welter weight dominance. Crawford, who came off a drubbing of former welter champ Kell Brook days ago, has placed his name as the contender to be the best in a historic weight class that has seen names with monikers like Sugar (Robinson, Leonard, Mosely), all Hall of Famers with Robison, thought by many, to be the GOAT, and the self proclaimed GOAT, Mayweather, which he definitely has a claim to that distinction, but it must be placed on him by his peers and viewers, as it is not something you can just crown yourself with, as well as Hearns, Leonard, Duran, DLH, Trinidad and the list is too long to name everyone, Armstrong, Greb, Cotto, Bradley… let’s see Margarito (just kidding, ha ha)….. I mean the list is the best in the sport as talent goes. The only other division that rivals welter weight is middleweight. The reason these weight are so highly regarded is because the talent pool in these weights are so plentiful and to be at the top of these weight classes really means you are definitely the best of the best. That’s why it really hurts to say that I can no longer take the sport seriously. After I saw Jeison Rosario get knocked out with a jab to the elbow, it seems that hi- tech wins are made instead of earned. With the bright lights and all the electricity and the huge amount of pay-outs for bettors, the sport has been corrupted by the “electric company” as thumbs and feet are lit up before the fight even begins. Seemingly making a buck off a betting slip is way more important than keeping this legal and fair. Now, if fighters want to win, they must do what the electric company asks of them, which is a shitty place to be, in the pocket of the hi-tech mafia. The sport has definitely been corrupted and the atmosphere of big fights has lost its luster as the winner is pre-determined, not by the fighters but by people that would never in their life step in a ring and give it their best shot.

Now, this doesn’t mean that some championship fights aren’t legit, Crawford’s win over Brook was real in my opinion, but Rosario’s loss, not the fault of Charlo, with a jab to the elbow that translated to his diaphragm going into spasms is something that defies logic and cannot ever be explained in the realm of normal boxing physics, thus tainting hardworking efforts by legitimate fighters…. all for a buck. And of course, this translates to all sports but this sport, where it could result in permanent damage, is especially egregious because obviously they care more about money than a person’s life.

THOUGHT OF THE DAY!

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While all the lamestream media, hahaha, still one of my favorite sayings from the current and soon to to be former President, maybe, derides the action of the President, I say he is doing an excellent job. I liken his his bid to reverse the election to that of a test flight. We all know what a great ride on a plane feels like when the air is smooth and their is no storms but what happens when the weather is shitty and the turbulence is at its worst? Does the plane hold up or does it break apart? Or how about a newly built dam(n)? Does the Dam(n) stay strong in the face of harsh currents or does it leak and crack? Well, our current President is testing every democratic and constitutional basis he can, what’s going to happen? Is the constitution and democracy going to break or is it going to survive? I say he should try ever last bit of nuance to completely overt and reckless method to hang on, as long as in the end, the democratic process survives. Like this, we know where to strengthen our constitution and where to plug the holes so that in the future, the problem won’t be a problem anymore.

That being said, he should still start the transition process and allow the winner of the general election access to the appropriate funds. The dangers of being too stubborn, besides putting the country in danger by not letting the President – elect know exactly what he has to tackle on day 1 and come up with a good strategy to do so, is that he will end up freezing his family and anyone he supports out and anytime he appears, the opposition will be motivated to support his opponent. I don’t think he is thinking things out beyond the immediate.

THOUGHT OF THE DAY

The most important person in a democracy is the tax payer. Governments, federal and state and anything below, do not pay taxes, they are paid by taxes. In other words, they are more of a drain on the country, when it comes to economics, since they don’t generate any capital but use more of it than any other entity in the country. This is one of the many reasons why governments must do their job efficiently and as mandated.

You hear the term “trusted” people that work for the government but that label is not given to them by any court or legislator or President, it is given to them by the tax payer, the people that pay their salaries. We trust them to do their job in the tax payers best interest. That interest is to keep our country safe for our families and what makes the tax payer happiest, not the government employee. As a matter of fact, government employees, who are paid very well, and would include everyone that does not work in a private business, would have to sacrifice their happiness for the happiness of their employer, the tax payer. That’s why it is of the utmost importance that government employees always do their job to their highest capabilities. Even when they pay taxes, they are actually just returning your money back to you, which in turn goes right back to them. Any government that feels that the people are here to pay for their privilege is confused between a monarchy/authoritarian regime and a democracy.

We do ask these people to make decisions for us but when those decisions interfere with the taxpayers interest, they should have to answer for them. We should never fear our government, they should fear the taxpayer. This is why fair and free elections are so important. It voices the employers decision on how the employees are doing. This is also why it is so important not to undermine this process for your own benefit. It is important, no matter your political ideology, that you are truthful and honest about matters and not fabricate false allegations in order to either keep your employment or to get employed by the tax payer.

This doesn’t mean that a tax payer has any say over any other person or tax payer, this means when you see the government do something, you have to ask, would I be ok with them doing that to my family, and that’s the only question you can ask. It doesn’t mean your neighbor that blows his leaves on your yard or the person that keeps parking in front of your driveway can be treated badly and your family better. So don’t tackle your neighbor for being rude, even if he is an employee.

THOUGHT OF THE DAY

I’m Hispanic and I always hear about illegal immigration. Now, I can’t tell you who actually discovered America, Columbus was who they said as I was growing up, while sailing under the Spanish Flag. But I can tell you you who established the first city, actually the first two cities…..

St. Augustine, America’s Oldest City. St. Augustine, founded in September 1565 by Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles of Spain, is the longest continually inhabited European-founded city in the United States – more commonly called the “Nation’s Oldest City.”

The second oldest city in the US is Santa Fe, New Mexico, which was founded in 1607. In the 1500s, the “Kingdom of New Mexico” was owned by the Spanish and its capital was San Juan Pueblo. But in 1609, conquistador Don Pedro de Peralta moved the capital 25 miles south and named the settlement Santa Fe.

So, Hispanics were the first settlers in America. Next time they tell you to go home, tell them “I am home” as it was our ancestors that discovered America. That’s if you go by the history books written for our schools because I’m pretty sure that native americans might see it differently.

CONGRATULATIONS TO PRESIDENT ELECT BIDEN AND VP ELECT HARRIS

Biden and Harris ran an excellent campaign of letting his opponent twitter himself into a one term Presidency. My suggestion is, if you’re going to tweet as a President, is have a PR team translate what you are trying to say to the masses. It made all the difference of riling up his opponents into a record breaking turnout.

The one take I got is that civility and the message of unity won out and you can see that in the states that went from red to blue in the presidency while still voting in those congresspeople on the red side. Manners and quiet confidence took the day.

Soooo…. crossing my fingers that the outgoing President doesn’t decide to launch a nuclear attack on Pennsylvania or any foreign entity. You think I’m kidding.

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Me and my son, who was 7 at the time, were sitting at the kitchen table eating breakfast. He says “I’m handsome” as he eats his scrambled eggs and I ask him “how do you know?”. He says “mom told me”. I said “well, you do look exactly like me”. He just frowns and says “ah man” a little upset. I ask him “what’s wrong”. He says “Mom tells me I’m handsome and you tell me I’m not.” I bought him a pack of chips ahoy cookies. It was the worst burn I ever got in my life. I laughed for like an hour.