I haven’t posted since last week because I wanted everyone to have a chance to read about the new direction for the site. I’m still very excited to see what people will be interested in posting. That being said, let’s get into the latest.
We just had a very exciting weekend in the world of sports I wanted to talk about! First and foremost I wanted to talk about what everyone’s been talking about, the Mayweather McGregor fight. I did not buy the fight, but have watched it twice on YouTube now, and I think I can make an accurate assessment of what happened.
I am not going one of those writers that believes this fight was fixed, and the outcome was predetermined. I am looking at what we got, and I believe it was a decent fight. The weeks and months leading up to this fight all we had to hear was that McGregor was not going to land a single punch on Mayweather, which turned out to be false. This fight was a fairly entertaining one early on because a complete newcomer to the world of boxing was able to survive eight rounds in the ring with one of the best to ever do it. I was rooting for McGregor from the start, and was not disappointed. I could tell that McGregor’s awkward fighting style was getting to Mayweather. What got to McGregor was the length of the fight. Up until then, McGregor’s longest fight was 25 minutes. On Saturday McGregor had to fight for around 30 minutes, and trust me, five minutes of fighting can feel like hours. In the end, the man that was supposed to win the fight won the fight.
Being an Ohio sports fan, particularly Cleveland sports, I was intrigued by the prospect of having Deshone Kizer start the first game of the year. I say only the first game because, well, I mean it’s the Browns, you never know what could happen. I will say that Kizer looks more promising than any quarterback to put on a Browns uniform in a long time. Everyone knows that Kizer has the physical abilities, though, so the fact that he could sling the ball anywhere on the field he wanted to was no surprise. What shocked me was the mental toughness he showed. During the Browns’ Saturday night preseason game against the Buccaneers, and even in the two games before that, Kizer showed me he is well above where he should be. Being the youngest player in the league, and playing one of the toughest positions in sports, I expected Kizer to be somewhat nervous or intimidated in the pocket, and I expected him to have trouble directing his team at the line of scrimmage. I’ve been pleasantly surprised to have seen very little of that. He’s looked poised, stood in and taken hits when needed, and has gotten better directing the team and getting the plays out. The first preseason game, against the Saints, Kizer would let the play clock run all the way to 1 second on almost every play. In the game against the Bucs the ball was being snapped with 5, 6, 7 seconds left on the clock on many plays. He still has a long way to go before I can say he’s even a good starter in the NFL, but I think that he, like the team, is trending in the right direction.
Another big story is that the Patriots lost Wide Receiver Julian Edelman for the season. They’ll be fine…that is all.
The Bengals Linebacker Vontaze Burfict was also suspended for the first five games of the season. Anybody really surprised by that? No? Me neither. That is all.
I will be updating the site every other day with new content, and hopefully my readers will contribute to the site, would really love to read, watch, or see what you all find inspiring or interesting.
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