OMG! Kaine! Where have you been!?!? You’ve missed so much stupidity!!
Well, actually, I didn’t miss a bit of the stupidity. You can’t actually BE here and miss any of the stupidity. But I definitely did keep an eye on your stories here, and the comments. But I’ve been a bit busy with some new work…AND….I’M MOVING OUT OF THE CITY!!! About damn time, right? Don’t worry, though. I’ve already confirmed that the stupidity extends beyond the city…just in smaller doses. But, while I’m in the middle of this move, I’m just a bit busy. But just so I don’t leave you hanging……..
So I’ve noticed that no one has written about the Floyd-Manny fight yet. I can only guess that we, as an intelligent collective, know that the whole thing was nothing more than a dog and pony show anyways. So I won’t dwell too much on the fight. Instead, I’d like to focus more on the aftermath…where the real fun begins!
Well, well! SO many places to go with this! But here’s what it boils down to. On one side, “The Money Team”, headed by Floyd Mayweather himself. He’s brash, arrogant, a womanizer, and probably a laundry list of personality flaws. On the other side, Manny. He’s “Mr. For The People”, “Godfearing”, and a womanizer as well. And I could go on and on about what I think about him…but I’ll spare you that.
We all know by now that Floyd won. How? He won by dancing around, putting in quick jabs and avoiding punches. It was definitely not a slugfest between two boxing giants.
What’s of note is that Floyd is managed by both his father and his uncle. His father advised Floyd to be aggressive and slug it out. However, his uncle advised him to do what he’s always done to win matches…box defensively and win by points. Floyd took his uncle’s advice, and it paid off.
Manny, however, walked into this with nothing more than his drones and a slogan that said “God is on my side”. It is said that, in the last few days before the fight, Floyd was training hard while Manny was working on recording his intro song. This is, perhaps, the best example of the attitude each boxer had going into this.
More importantly, what was incredibly obvious was that Manny failed to do what Floyd did from the start, which is to devise a Plan “A” and a Plan “B” to handle a strategy that Floyd IS WELL KNOWN FOR. Of course, Manny’s team SAID they have a plan; “Floyd can run, but he can’t hide…that’s our plan!” Floyd, however, studied Manny’s technique hard, and chose his uncle’s advise as the best way to handle manny.
Another detail that’s come out is that Manny was suffering a rotator cuff injury at least two weeks before the fight, and that he aggravated it again during the 4th round. It’s also come to light that, when filling out the pre-flight questionnaire, Manny answered “no” to the question asking him if he was suffering from any injuries. This prevented him from getting any shots to numb the pain during the fight.
AFTER THE FIGHT
Now we get to the good part!
I posted a comment on an article that criticized the Filipino reaction to Manny’s loss that read like this:
The author finally writes a good article with good points. I liken the Filipino response to Manny’s loss as a cage full of simians that didn’t get their daily bunch of bananas. There’s lots of howling and screaming, and the brown stuff starts flying. Outside of the cage, from a comfortable distance, the much more advanced genome just point and laugh….”Silly simians!” they say…
The original post had the words “Monkeys” and “Fecal matter”…damn moderation made me change it. But you get my point. Filipinos resorted to name calling, which included gay slurs left and right. In fact, it’s safe to say that Flips represented their true nature more in this moment than at any other time. Flips are crybabies that love to criticize the rest of the world, but can’t take a loss with grace and dignity if their lives depended on it.
Even Manny himself was complaining that he should have won the fight “Because he thought he threw more punches.” This despite the COMPUBOX numbers, which are computerized and VERY accurate. But even that wasn’t enough for him. NOW he comes out with “Oh, hey..wasn’t fighting at my best because of this damn shoulder injury”. You mean the one you said you DIDN’T have right before the fight? One has to wonder…no, skip that…not wonder…KNOW that you’re doing nothing less than making excuses for losing to a superior boxer.
As a response to Manny’s “injury excuse”, Floyd came out in an interview with, to paraphrase, “Manny is full of shit about his injury. He fought just as he always did. His punches were strong and fast. I don’t buy the bullshit, and neither should anyone else.”
What you don’t see are any Flips going back and looking at the fight. Did Manny flinch? Did he wince? I can tell from all of the NON-BIASED news bits around the world that he did not.
But that doesn’t stop the Flip from demanding a rematch that will never happen. According to them, Floyd is a coward for not boxing the way they wanted him to box so Manny could win. They call him a coward for dancing around so much. They call him gay because of the same boxing “hug” that happens in every fight.
But what I call it is a lesson to Manny and other Flips around the world; Stop making gods out of any Flip with a little success. People succeed, people fail. But when you place them on a pedestal above the clouds, they’re going to fall…and HARD! And when they do, represent yourselves as intelligent and respectful enough to congratulate the winner that had the superior plan. You may not like him, but at least you’ll walk away with some class.
Wait..what am I thinking? Class? I should check my drink for drugs before writing things like that….Published in