Build your $hit upon a mound and let the stench take hold …

Build your $hit upon a mound and let the stench take hold …

The travesty of this sports’ weekend was highlighted by the biggest hyped sporting event in recent years . When it was all said and done the welterweight title fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao was an immense disappointment , with the Filipino fighter losing a unanimous decision to the Las Vegas based Mayweather . The two fighters would split a reputed $350 million purse , with Floyd Mayweather getting the larger slice of the payday . What this bout suggests about the state of boxing might well be summed by Pacquiao’s post-fight interview , when the states he suffered a shoulder injury prior to the fight and that it prohibited his movement and ability to throw effective punches. Perhaps I might have missed something here , but at what point did having an excuse make up for a mediocre performance coming from the Filipino fighter ? For all of the perceived hype, this fight fell so way short of expectations , it simple does not bode well for the future of the sport.


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As to where this now leaves the sport of boxing , is now open to a great deal of conjecture , speculation and to my mind a great deal of justified pessimism . Manny Pacquiao’s future remains uncertain and a rematch against Floyd Mayweather now seems highly unlikely . Mayweather’s record remains intact and it is my belief he seeks to reach a perfect record of 50-0 , with his now having forty-eight victories (48-0,26 KO’s) . The unbeaten fighter may well take some time off before announcing his next bout , likely to be against a contender for welterweight title and their chance to place a dent in his legacy.


Floyd Mayweather , left looks to evade a punch from Manny Pacquiao in their welterweight title fight held at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada . The fight was a unanimous decision favoring Mayweather whose record remains intact. Pacquiao and his trainer Freddie Roach are now making excuses for an extremely poor performance with the Filipino fighter claiming a shoulder injury prior to this fight. Getty Images Photo/

If there has been one thing the opening month baseball (Major League Baseball) has proven to me and that it is not worth basing an impressive start as a reason to believe a team will be contender at the end of the season . A case could be made too many people bought into the New York Mets way too soon , only to see the NL East based ball-club fall back to earth in their recent contests . A thirteen-game win streak has now become a boondoggle for the Terry Collins’ managed team , as the Mets’ players now look even more vulnerable than ever.

At 16-10 the New York Mets are 3-7 in their last ten games and it easy to understand why this team is nowhere as good as first advertised, but there you have it , hype up a team for long enough and sooner , rather than later they usually come crashing down back to earth . With no game to be played on Monday , the Mets will next take to the field when they face the Baltimore Oriolesat Citi-Field in Flushing, New York on Tuesday , with Bud Norris of the Orioles on the mound to face seasoned veteran pitcher Bartolo Colon.

There is no denying entering into this season , all eyes would be on New York Yankees’ slugger and perhaps baseball’s most despised player, , Alex Rodriguez, Having recently “clubbed” his six hundred and sixtieth home run the player recently surpassed Willie Mays , as he slowly moves up the game’s all-time career home runs’ list . With the Yankees recently announcing their decision not to fulfill their obligation to pay Rodriguez a $6 million bonus, you have to wonder if there remains any love lost between the player and the franchise. It’s pretty much safe to say, without the player’s performances this season the ball-club would not be leading the AL East , a division I believe to be no longer the most competitive in all of baseball ! Pitching remains a weakness for this team and there remains the likelihood Joe Girardi will seek to improve the pitching staff and roster overall at the trade deadline.


New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez reacts after flying out to right field during sixth inning MLB baseball action against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Monday, May 4 , 2015. Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP

An 8-5 victory over their perennial divisional rivals the Boston Red Sox at this point of the season might not indicate a great deal, but many may well read into it , seeking to imply the Yankees are back to their best . Taking their game on the road, the New York Yankees will be the guests of the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday afternoon when these two teams meet at the Rogers Center in Toronto , Ontario,. A win for the visitors would merely provide them with a morale booster as they seek to reestablish themselves as an elite team within the game of baseball.

So the NFL Draft and all of the idiocy usually seen at this time of the year was once again there for all to witness. All of the suspense was really in essence, nothing more than the league and analysts trying to elicit suspense, when the inevitable was already known. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers never really left the fans in any doubt as they made Jameis Winston the number one overall pick as well as being the top quarterback taken in this draft. Things quickly played out once Winston and Marcus Mariota came off the big board , with the picks coming in rapid succession . Buccaneers’ head coach Lovie Smith and GM Jason Licht were placed under a great deal of pressure and the need to get it right was utmost in their minds. .


Tampa Bay Buccaneers first-round draft pick Jameis Winston , center, holds his jersey as he stands with general manager Jason Licht , left, and head coach Lovie Smith , right, during a news conference Friday, May 1, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. Winston, a former Florida State quarterback, was the first overall pick. AP Photo/Chris O’Meara

With fans and NFL analysts now seeking to assess which teams had the best and the worst draft classes , I firmly believe they are at a loss to come up with any type of succinct assessment of the teams’ choices and how successful they were said to . These players will either be able to play in the NFL or they won’t and should that be the case , then they will be quickly found out.

From my own standpoint , for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the only way is up , after a disastrous season where the team was a league worst 2-14 . This season, I believe they will be no better than 5-11 , 4-12 at their worst , and a case could be made if Winston’s baptism of fire does not tell us about the temperament of the player , then his chances of being a success will be greatly diminished. The failure of Johnny Manziel and his descent into rehab and simply idiocy told a great deal about the Heisman Trophy winner , but even more so about the sheer incompetence of the Cleveland Browns’ front office and their failure to use due diligence before taking Manziel in the NFL Draft of 2014 .

New York Jets’ head coach Todd Bowles must be wondering where he now goes from here. He takes over a team, which was an abomination throughout much of last season. Geno Smith remains an abomination and anyone who still believes he has the ability to play in the NFL they had better watch game film on the Jets’ quarterback. The fact New York Jets sought to take another quarterback in this draft, indicates Smith’s time with the franchise, may well be coming to an abrupt end. .

Bryce Petty was taken in the fourth round and the likelihood appears to be, if Petty beats out Geno Smith and others on the Jets’ depth chart , then the rookie will be the starting quarterback for the upcoming season.

Someone will need to explain to me the idiotic antics of Philadelphia Eagles’ head coach Chip Kelly as during the off-season he made the decision to implode the team’s roster . Not content with trading away the starting quarterback from last season, in return he received player whose career has been injury riddled and filled with inept performances . Nick Foles becomes a St Louis Rams’ starter, with Sam Bradford landing in Philadelphia and likely to be as ineffective with the Eagles as he was with the Rams.

It is hard to explain, how Chip Kelly believes the machinations and maneuvers during the off-season will equate with success. Yet, there are supporters of the former Oregon Ducks’ head coach, who believe his coaching style best suits the NFL . My thoughts on it all, if the Eagles are so poor as a defensive unit , how in God’s name does anyone believe he can lead this franchise to a Superbowl victory? At no point during his coaching tenure with the Eagles, has Kelly been able to have the team finish as a top-five defense . As the old adage suggests , “ defense wins championships “ .

The goose that laid the golden egg and is now off to the races with no one really standing in their way. Steph Curry the newly crowned League MVP now have Western Conference NBA Playoffs all to themselves . Of the four remaining teams within the Conference Semi-Finals , this Steve Kerr coached team might just be the most balanced of the quartet. The Warriors could very well end up with a trifecta of NBA seasonal awards , with GM Bob Myers having been named NBA Executive of the Year , to go alongside Curry’s regular season accolade , with the only major award left , to be crowned this season’s NBA champions .


OAKLAND , CA – MAY 04: Stephen Curry (30) of the Golden State Warriors accepts the Maurice Podoloff Trophy during the 2014-15 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award ceremony at Oakland Convention Center on May 04, 2015 in Oakland, California . If last season’s recipient Kevin Durant’s acceptance speech was emotional then Curry’s acceptance was equally humbling , touching and as rewarding . To listen in its entirety , click unto <a the link shown .Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Golden State made easy work of their first round opponents the New Orleans Pelicans sweeping them aside 4-0 with utmost ease. In the first of the two conference semi-finals’ contests Golden State will square off against the Memphis Grizzlies . Having taken care of game one with a home victory , it would not be out of the realms of possibility to believe the Warriors will be looking to “ sweep” the Grizzlies out of the Playoffs as the conference number one seeds look to complete their second consecutive postseason sweep of the NBA Playoffs.

No denying, the pressure is now bearing down on LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers with a great deal expected of this team and their head coach David Blatt. Taking care of the Boston Celtics should have proven to be a morale booster , but the loss of Kevin Love might have well put a damper on those prospects. Now James and his teammates face a daunting second round task when they go up against the Chicago Bulls led by Jimmy Butler and a rejuvenated Derrick Rose .


LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers before Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Chicago Bulls during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 4, 2015 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Nathaniel S Butler / Getty Images North America

Filled with a great deal of anticipation, game one of the series lived up to the expectations. but the outcome did not go the way of the hosts , with the Cavaliers falling to their guests, the Bulls at the Quicken Loans Arena , in Cleveland, Ohio,. If the unthinkable were to happen , with LeBron James having to relive another nightmare , were the Cavaliers to lose this series , questions would undoubtedly be raised and asked about the mentality of this Cleveland team, and of the four-time League MVP. . I would hate to think how the fans in Cleveland might treat the embarrassment of seeing the “ Prodigal Son” having returned to bestow upon them a promise ___winning a title, only for the team to fail against one of their most noted adversaries .

Coach of the Year for this year and Al Horford one of the league’s unsung heroes , there seems to be a perennial theme going on here , but in the case of the Atlanta Hawks it might be such a good thing. Based on their record, the Hawks were the best team in the Eastern Conference, yet they struggled in their first round series and they have carried on where they left off. If it is the Hawks’ intent to implode during their series against the Washington Wizards , then they are certainly going the right way about it , with their embarrassing home loss to John Wall and his teammates.

During the regular season there was a resiliency to the Atlanta Hawks, but in the NBA Playoffs there has been a vulnerability about the players, that you simply get the impression the dominoes are about to fall, with everything cascading down around their ears. These two teams will meet on Tuesday evening at the Philips Arena in Atlanta , Georgia with the Hawks looking to level the series at one game apiece (1-1), before heading to the nation’s capital for game three .

For Randy Wittman and the Washington Wizards , were they to pull off the upset of a Conference Semi-Finals series’ win , I do not believe it would as big a surprise for many fans. All season long, as good as the Atlanta Hawks were said to be , there was something not quite right concerning the mental toughness of this team. Granted, the Eastern Conference has always been a weak conference , with the play tending to be borderline mediocre and where the coaching is believed to be passable. Yet at the end of the day, there are but a few players within the conference who truly stand out as being game changers , let alone superstars .



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For the moment , fans are now left to ponder what might be , what has happened and how they can make any real sense of what the rest of the year’s sporting calendar is likely to present us. This past weekend , what if anything do you believe was the single least enjoyable event ? .



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28 thoughts on “Build your $hit upon a mound and let the stench take hold …”

  1. Bob Arum ,Pacquiao’s promoter , Manny Pacquiao and trainer , Freddie Roach are the biggest @ss wipes and sorry excuses as human beings within the sport of boxing that anyone could ever not have wished for . Granted , Floyd Mayweather simply did what he had to do and that was to beat an opponent . But for Pacquiao’s camp to come up with the excuse of his having suffered a shoulder injury is an insult to the paying fans and to the sport itself .

    Clearly , this shows. that the Filipino fighter was only there for the money , with his effort simply being. fu#king putrid. His supporters must be wondering why the hell , they actually came out in support of this feeble sack of $hit


    Is it me , but fans are getting hyped up over the records of the Houston Astros , Kansas City Royals and New York Mets ? Has the world now fallen off its axis or has Bruce Jenner really thought about , now chopping off his manhood , while still saying he’s attracted to females ? And if so, does that mean he’ll go after Rosie O’Donnell and exchange ideas about cunnilingus ?

    ” I believe cunnilingus between two women is an art form and that’s why I will be taking lessons from other women . They don’t have to look like me but they do have to know how to lick the whip cream off my ____(fill in the blank) “

    New Look ? Same old Tampa Bay Buccaneers . The franchise remains a fair weather opportunist with fair weather fans who will jump on that bandwagon when the going is good but are too dumb to admit how mediocre an organization they remain . Jon Gruden won them a Superbowl but his dumb @ss could not assemble a team to compete consistently during his tenure with the franchise.

    Jason Licht is now suggesting this was the most important draft in the Buccaneers’ history. Clearly, Licht isn’t as intelligent as the Glazers believe him to be as or was as first thought .

    I guess the likes of the late Leroy Selmon , Derrick Brooks and Warren Sapp would be humbled by the general manager’s statement . WTF ! Most important draft in Buccaneers’ history?

    Jason Licht is a bonafide as$hole, along with Lovie Smith .

    Don’t look know but the $hit could be hitting the fan in the Eastern Conference Semis during the NBA Playoffs. If both the Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers should lose their respective game two’s against their opponents . Then look for the ramifications and fallout to take a new turn, with a great deal of finger pointing .

    With the fall of the San Antonio Spurs I believe the Golden State Warriors will have a smooth path to the NBA Finals !

    Tophatal ………..


  2. Mike Pettine head coach of the Cleveland Browns might be leaning towards there being a quarterback competition for the starting role of team quarterback for the upcoming season . starting with the preseason .

    Pettine must still be under a doctor’s prescribed medication , because if this remains his thinking , then clearly he lacks the intellect to realize Johnny Manziel does not have the intellect or intelligence to be a starting quarterback in today’s NFL . ,Manziel possesses the skill-set of an inebriated dwarf .

    This Browns’ team even after the draft and their recent trade movement remains a roster of inexperienced players and a mediocre coaching staff headed by Pettine.

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  3. Get the feeling tonight will be pivotal for the teams playing in their run to the conference finals within the NBA .

    Golden State seems to hold and have the inside track in their series against the Memphis Grizzlies . This game will indeed test the mettle of this Grizzlies’ team and their coaching staff .

    A great defensive performance by the Grizzlies , holding the Warriors to under 100 points, while coming away with the victory on the road . Steph Curry and Klay Thompson were stifled by Memphis’ defensive prowess in the contest with neither player scoring above twenty points in the contest .

    Tophatal ……….


  4. Andre Berto

    Manny Pacquiao coming into this fight was way past his prime and though his record appeared impressive, the quality of the opponents over his last five fights was not very impressive nor were the performances . The knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez told me a great deal about Pacquiao and the fact he didn’t seek a rematch should have told everyone something . In the end Pacquiao was outclassed by Mayweather and now we have idiots making excuses for this loss including the Filipino , himself .

    There is a great deal of apathy and stupidity among the sports’ fans here in the US , especially those unwilling to admit this sport lacks charisma and truly talented fighters.

    Tophatal ………


  5. Two great games were played last night in the NBA with the higher seeds prevailing against their opponents . The Houston Rockets avenged their game one loss to the Los Angeles Clippers , while LeBron James led the Cleveland Cavaliers in their bounce back win over the Chicago Bulls .

    Game three’s for the quartet of teams will prove to be very interesting .

    Games being played tonight will be pivotal just as they were last season .

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  6. Trundling along as usual and we’re now into the second month of the baseball season . Nothing really stands out . other than the fact we have yet to see a pitcher , pitch a complete game . It would seem starting pitchers nowadays at best will be lucky to go more than six or seven innings at best with the excuse being they throw a lot faster in today’s game than ever before . True or not , to my mind it shows the game’s over emphasis and reliance on speed rather than the ingenuity of a starting pitcher .


  7. Steph Curry was unwanted in college. he proved the critic wrong. His dad Del Curry was a good player in the NBA. The fight? a waste of time and money. The NFL draft a joke. KC and the Tigers will battle it out for the top spot AL Central. The Twins will make a run too. The Astros are tearing up the AL West. Yankees, Royals, Tigers, and Astros all are battle for the best record


  8. bobby gee

    Steph Curry has been phenomenal all season long and he’s now proving his worth in the postseason . However , this series between the Golden State Warriors and the Memphis Grizzlies will not be an easy one.

    I think it’s best to wait until we’re into the first week of June before seeing how things will really pan out in baseball. Teams haven’t been overly consistent and the New York Mets after their impressive start are now proving to be somewhat mediocre.

    I am not sold on the Houston Astros and I doubt that they can sustain their current pace !

    If this what $400 million can buy in the world of sports , then I would rather watch paint dry ! Manny Pacquiao was never going to win the fight against Floyd Mayweather and he simply wasn’t good enough .

    The NFL remains a joke , simply because of the stature of Roger Goodell and the repeated gaffes he’s made since becoming the NFL commissioner. Now we have the findings of the Ted Wells’ report into Deflate-Gate and some are calling for the suspension of Tom Brady and a heavy fine for the New England Patriots . If that were to happen , it devalues the Superbowl victory and in so many ways gives the league another black eye after the farcical antics of last season , both on and off the field of play. There are not enough intelligent fans , owners much less anyone within the league hierarchy that is prepared to say anything or do anything . The NFL remains caught in its own glare of superiority but in reality they were never that bright to begin with .


    1. The NFL is a joke. The NFL could have made that ball gate right. They knew and instead of stopping the game and fixing the problem the fools decided to let it go. There is something else going on here. Stupid is as stupid as does


      1. bobby gee

        Well that’s what the fans have got with Roger Goodell in control as the NFL Commissioner. He’s been just as incompetent and egotistical as David Stern , Bud Selig and Gary Bettman . Fans rather idiotically, believe the popularity of the sport will far outweigh the adverse publicity ? Only a complete @ss would continue to believe that and think in the long run it won’t drive fans away.

        If it’s Goodell’s wish to make the league continue to look weak , then his lack of action here has most certainly indicated that.



          1. bobby

            There’s been cheating going on within the NFL for years , but the league would try to repudiate it all. Spy-Gate , Bounty-Gate and now Deflate-Gate has once again brought it all to the fore . In the midst of these last three events , Roger Goodell has been the omnipresent imbecile whose inactivity has been tantamount to enabling this all to go unchecked .

            Even when Goodell metes out punishment , it is simply nothing more than a slap on the damn wrist .

            Tophatal ……


            1. They can stop it but the powers won’t. Sports is a reflection of society- both are morally corrupt.


              1. The NFL is being ran into the ground by the repeated pratfalls under Goodell’s leadership, but apathetic fans with no common sense , merely want to point to the popularity of the game and then suggest , it can overcome its problems . After a while , the public and major corporate sponsors tend to get sick of the bull, when there are no real signs of leadership being shown.

                Tophatal …………


  9. If last night’s well-staged spectacle wasn’t enough of a farce then the fact Tom Brady chose to have an interview with Jim Gray , formerly of ESPN said as much about the player’s resolve as a child seeking to avoid being caught in a lie. Rather than answering questions posed . Brady made light of the Ted Wells’ report , which was finalized and made public within the last forty-eight hours, with the player stipulating he had yet to read the report . Instead he offered up the fact Robert Kraft , owner of the New England Patriots had already made his thoughts known on the matter and that Brady’s agent would at some point be making a statement , before he would deem it necessary offer his own thoughts on the matter.

    “The fans love you Tom and if I were a woman , I would have your babies ” .

    Jim Gray seen here with Tom Brady .

    The Wells’ Report is based on a great deal of supposition and several e-mails , were based on the wording Brady may or may not have known about the game balls used in the AFC Championship game having been deflated.

    What has become abundantly clear, remains the fact the NFL is now caught again between a rock and a hard place , without anyway of extricating itself from a mess of their own making.

    During Roger Goodell’s tenure the league hierarchy has either sidestepped an issue or simply mishandled them altogether and things are not about to change anytime soon.

    Gray’s track record as a journalist and interviewer, smacks of his pandering to an interviewee rather than asking pertinent questions . We are best reminded of this, when he interviewed former Miami Heat player LeBron James prior to James announcing his decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers as a free agent in 2010 to join the Eastern Conference based Heat.

    “You can call me King James or simply address me as LeBron Your Highness ” !

    James received a preposterous $250,000 for the granting of the interview , which was then publicized that he donated the sum to the Boys & Girls Club of America . Why not simply donate $250,000 directly out of his own pocket without having to make it known he donated his fee in such an instance ? At the same, time this whole saga smacked of egotism on the part of LeBron James as well as the broadcast outlet and their lack of credibility.

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  10. Beyond the idiocy of the NFL and the league now looking for a way out and not further embarrassing themselves more than they already have done. The Deflate-Gate Affair has proven that Roger Goodell during his tenure has remained a bumbling @ss , while apathetic fans can only but point to the NFL’s popularity and not much else .

    We now have Jameis Winston now filing a counter-suit against Erica Kinsman , his alleged victim in a sexual assault. Winston and his lawyer David Cornwell have yet to supply the public with a satisfactory explanation as to the alleged events that took place , constantly changing the storyline along the way . But for the complete ineptitude shown by the Tallahassee Police Dept this case would have been heard by the system long ago . And when left with the State Attorney General’s Office , a subordinate of Pam Bondi has proven themselves to be no more incompetent than Bondi , herself , as the head of the state’s Law Enforcement Agency .

    Tophatal …………..


  11. The NBA Playoffs resumes today with two games and their being a further two games on Sunday . The most interesting of the series might just be the Conference Semi-finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls . As the dynamics of this series now comes down to the play of Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose against LeBron James and Kyrie Irving .

    This is now turning out to be a terrific series !


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  12. bobby gee

    Well that’s what the fans have got with Roger Goodell in control as the NFL Commissioner. He’s been just as incompetent and egotistical as David Stern , Bud Selig and Gary Bettman . Fans rather idiotically, believe the popularity of the sport will far outweigh the adverse publicity ? Only a complete @ss would continue to believe that and think in the long run it won’t drive fans away.

    If it’s Goodell’s wish to make the league continue to look weak , then his lack of action here has most certainly indicated that.



  13. A song applicable to the NFL at present would be Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s ” Don’t Cry For Me Argentina “ . Lyrics are applicable to the ongoing idiocy within the league and this latest scandal .

    This is actually how the NFL sees itself among its fans .

    Tophatal …………


  14. So today is likely to be the day we’re told what punishment will be meted out to the New England Patriots and Tom Brady .

    Personally, I don’t believe any punishment assigned to the franchise will be that severe . In doing so it would certainly diminish the value of the wins achieved by New England in the AFC title game as well as the Superbowl itself.

    Less we forget also , Patriots’ team owner , Robert Kraft was one of the main supporters in Roger Goodell succeeding Paul Tagliabue as the Commissioner for the NFL . Something I believe will play a big part in this whole deliberation process.


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