Bidding O.J., and the “Golden Boy,” Farewell
I’m sick of Politics.
Let’s see what’s going on in the World of Sports.
O.J. Simpson was sentenced to serve at least Nine Years in Prison on Friday. The sentencing comes after Simpson was convicted on 12 charges stemming from his participation in a Robbery/Kidnapping dating back to September of last year.
In his Remarks, Judge Jackie Glass said,
At a bail hearing, I said to Mr. Simpson that I didn’t know if he was arrogant, ignorant, or both. During the trail I got my answer, and it was both.
According to statements made by O.J., he simply wanted to retrieve Personal Belongings he felt were Stolen from Him, and that he never Intended to Harm Anyone.
He also claimed he had No Idea it was Illegal to Show Up in a Hotel with an Armed Goon Squad.
To say O.J.’s fall from Grace is both Tragic, and Pitiful, is an Understatement.
He “Had Everything,” as the saying goes, and he Pissed It Away.
I can’t Express How Happy I am with This Result.
Oscar De La Hoya has to be one of the most Overrated Boxers/Human Beings in History, and I can only Hope the Ass Kicking He Received Last Night Sends Him, at long last, into Permanent Retirement.
What Really Irks me is, even after losing to a man who spent 75% of his Career at Super Bantamweight (122 lbs.) or Lower, many people continue to call De La Hoya one of the “Greatest Boxers in History.”
To be considered an “All Time Great,” you MUST Defeat other “All Time Greats.”
In his Fights against other “Sure Fire Hall of Famers,” De La Hoya is an Uninspiring Zippo for Six-
“Sugar” Shane Mosely (Split Decision, Unianimous Decision)
Felix Trinidad (Majority Decision)
Bernard Hopkins (KO Rd. Nine)
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (Split Decision)
Manny Pacquiao (TKO Rd. Eight)
Calling Oscar De La Hoya an “All Time Great” is a Travesty.
Maybe “All Time Good.”
But an “All Time Great?”
No Fucking Way.
The Truth Is, De La Hoya was more Talented than Most Fighters, but not as Talented as the Best. His Fighting Style was Often One Dimensional, and he tended to Cower when Faced with a Powerful Opponent.
The Good News?
After delivering a Beat Down of Epic Proportions, Manny Pacquiao Established Himself as a “Sure Fire Hall of Famer.”
Pacquiao’s Speed, Skill, and Power were Too Much for the “Golden Boy,” and after Eight Rounds of watching his man get Knocked Around the Ring like a Punching Dummy, Nacho Beristain (Oscar’s Trainer) asked the Referee to Stop the Fight.
The Win was Especially Gratifying for Pac Man because, for months, the “Experts” had deemed the Fight a “Mismatch” due to De La Hoya’s decided Size Advantage (Oscar spent the last seven years fighting at 160 lbs).
I guess they never heard of David v. Goliath.
Let’s hope Oscar joins O.J., and they both, out of Humility if nothing else, decide to Leave the Spotlight to those More Deserving.