Mixed Bag Sports Weekend
Yep, we have reached that time of the year where the sports world is incredibly fragmented and all over the map. The NBA and NHL have reached their second seasons. The excitement of the opening of another Major League Baseball season is over, and we are faced with the reality that there are still 130 more games!
In Louisville the mint juleps will be flowing and the female head wear will rival a royal wedding as 19 horses run for the roses at the 137th Kentucky Derby. Now that early favorite Uncle Mo is a scratch with a sour stomach, the race is wide open. ‘Churchill’ Calvin Borel will mount Sunland Derby winner Twice the Appeal. As of 2:30 this afternoon, Twice the Appeal is an 8/1 shot. I wonder if that’s the Borel effect at work?
Boxing will get a little attention this weekend with a pay-per-view fight that casual fans will only watch if they don’t have to pay any money. Manny ‘Pac Man’ Pacquiao will tangle with 39 year old Shane Mosley. ‘Sugar’ is looking a little more like ‘Molasses’ lately. I kind of miss the days of 10 guys going in on a 59.95 Tyson/Holyfield fight. If you didn’t go in on the pay-per-view you got the pizza or beer. Maybe my generation does that with UFC fights, but it doesn’t seem the same.
In free boxing news, El Pasoan Abraham Han will take on Taronze Washington in Vegas on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights. The Han/Washington fight will not be televised unless there are quick knockouts.
Enjoy the weekend, and don’t get a headache flipping the channels.