Monday, May 4, 2009

Manny Pacquiao Knocks Out Ricky Hatton

Big news from the boxing world this weekend was Manny Pacquiao's destruction of Ricky Hatton on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Since I'm lazy and really busy right now I'll give you the bout info from Wikipedia but you can also find tons of analysis at ESPN Boxing.

Pacquiao knocked down Hatton twice in the first round: a four-punch combo knocked down the Briton the first time; the other knockdown occurred after a combination by Pacquiao with 45 seconds left. On the second round, Pacquiao unleashed a right-left combo to knock down Hatton a third time to end the bout 2:59 into the round. Hatton sprawled helplessly on the canvass after Pacquiao's left hand with referee Kenny Bayless saying that "I didn't have to count." Hatton lay on the canvass for several minutes before getting up; he was eventually taken to a local hospital for a precautionary brain scan.

Pacquiao's win makes him one of only two (the other being Oscar De La Hoya) to win world championships in six different weight divisions, although the record depends on how a "world championship" is defined, with many only limiting the "legitimate championships" to those sanctioned by the WBA, WBC, WBO and/or IBF. Pacquiao won four title belts prior to the fight: the WBC flyweight belt, the IBF super bantamweight title, the WBC super featherweight crown and the WBC lightweight championship. He was a "linear" champion in the featherweight division, and after defeating Hatton, became one in the light welterweight division as well. Sugar Ray Leonard said that "If Manny does it, he'll deserve all the accolades anyone can give him. This is one of those records that, man, it's a rare, rare feat."

Friday, May 1, 2009

Inspired Bicycles

This video is up at the top of the Viral Video Charts. Here's the video info:

Filmed over the period of a few months in and around Edinburgh by Dave Sowerby, this video of Inspired Bicycles team rider Danny MacAskill (more info at features probably the best collection of street/street trials riding ever seen. There's some huge riding, but also some of the most technically difficult and imaginative lines you will ever see. Without a doubt, this video pushes the envelope of what is perceived as possible on a trials bike.

Credit to Band of Horses for their epic song 'The Funeral.' You can find out more about the band and their music at

Eminem - 3am Music Video Trailer

Well apparently they don't just release music videos anymore, they make trailers for them. I mean I understand a trailer for a 2 hour movie but don't think it's really necessary for a 3 minute music video.

Anyway, Eminem has released the trailer to his new single and music video "3am". This of course is off his upcoming album Relapse. The entire music video will premiere tomorrow, May 2nd, on Cinemax right before the movie The Strangers.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Carl Edwards’s Talladega Superspeedway Crash

This crash rekindled the debate about restrictor-plate racing and if it is really more safe for the drivers and fans. 7 fans in the grandstands at Talladega were hurt when hit by flying debris from Carl Edwards' car.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Well pretty much everyone in America is scared as all hell about the swine flu. I personally ritualistically cover my body in Purell before I leave for work every morning. If that isn't enough, I use my secret weapon against Swine Flu......Wal-born (knock off Airborne). TAKE THAT CRAZY PIG FLU!!!!

If you are worried about swine flu you should probably check out these links below:

Do You Have Swine Flu?

Do I Have Pig Flu?

Also, If you get swine flu this is what happens to you...

Marcelo Garcia & The X-Guard

Marcelo 'Marcelinho' Garcia (b. 1983) is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor and submission grappler. Considered by many to be the best pound for pound submission grappler in the world, Garcia is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Fabio Gurgel of Team Alliance. Garcia has five world championship titles in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, two of them as a black belt (in 2004 and 2006). He also has many submission grappling titles, including ones from the prestigious ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship. At ADCC, Marcelo has won the 66-76 kg division three times in a row (2003/2005/2007), been awarded the most technical fighter twice (2003 and 2007), and won the best fight award in 2005. In 2005, he also finished in third place in the absolute (open weight) division and in 2007 finished second in the absolute division.

Eddie Bravo on Marcelo Garcia

New Zealand All Blacks Performing the Haka

I think this is probably one of the coolest pre-game ritual in sports. Check out the New Zealand All Black's Rugby team performing the Haka which is traditional of the Maori people, the native people of New Zealand.

One of the most well known hakas the All Blacks perform is Ka Mate. Here are the words:

Ka mate, ka mate
Ka ora' Ka ora'
Ka mate, ka mate
Ka ora Ka ora "
Tēnei te tangata pūhuruhuru
Nāna i tiki mai whakawhiti te rā
Upane... Upane
Upane Kaupane"
Whiti te rā,!

'I die, I die,
'I live, 'I live,
'I die, 'I die
'I live, 'I live,
This is the hairy man
...Who caused the sun to shine again for me
Up the ladder, Up the ladder
Up to the top
The sun shines!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Old swine-flu PSAs will soon come in handy

Thought I would re-post this given all the recent controversy surrounding the swine flu.

[from AdFreak]
If the U.S. government finds itself in need of some seriously awesome swine-flu-vaccine PSAs, they can just re-air these old fear-mongering spots made during the last big scare in 1976. They've got it all: frightening, echoey sound effects; hammy acting; cavalier attitudes followed by feverish hospital visits. In the second ad, there's even a casually mentioned old-person death. We won't get PSAs that are half as good this year. We will get lots of new-media communications, though. You can start off with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's swine-flu video podcast.