Saturday, August 27, 2011

Mayweather discusses how much his fans mean to him.

One of the best parts about my job is interacting with the fans. Without the fans, none of this would be possible. First and foremost, I fight for my family, my children. I want to give them the best life possible so I remember that with every fight and each victory is for them. And I even appreciate the fans that don’t support me either. It’s all love.

But after my family and children, I fight for the fans. I have always appreciated their support and when I am in public there really isn’t an autograph I won’t sign. If it wasn’t for the fans, I would not be the king of pay-per-view. I am in awe of their support and that is why I go out of my way to make them happy.

For my last four fight announcements I have always made sure they are included by inviting them to the media tour press conferences. They show me such love and support and it is for this reason that I can continue to train and work hard for each fight in front of me.

The fans are what brought me back to the square circle this time too. I knew that they waited long enough to see me fight again. So when I step into the ring against Victor Ortiz on Sept. 17, I plan on giving them another great performance. It’s the only way to make them happy. It’s the Mayweather way and experience.

I have had some great times with my fans over the years. When we announced this fight against Ortiz , we started the press tour in June in New York City and fans started to line up in the heat beginning at 6 a.m. for a press conference which started at noon. The fans filled the two balconies at the Hudson Theatre in Times Square and stayed for hours for autographs and pictures.

Then we went to Los Angeles and tons of fans came out to this event too. We had it at night because it’s Hollywood, baby and we were promoting “Star Power.” They too were lining up in the early morning to get a great seat to watch the show. My fans know that when I fight, it is a mega-event, and they wanted to be a part of it, which means the world to me.

But I think my most memorable fan moment was in London when I went there to promote my fight with Juan Manuel Marquez. I told my CEO, Leonard Ellerbe, that I wanted to do a public workout. He found the Peacock Boxing Gym and we arranged for the workout and invited the fans.

It was unbelievable how many people showed up. The gym was packed, standing room only. I let them come right to the edge of the ring and surround me on all sides while we worked out. The energy and commotion was something I will never forget. After we finished the workout, I walked out to the balcony of the building so the fans who waited hours to see me, but couldn’t get in the gym, felt my gratitude for their support. I remember we could barely make it back to our cars. It was a fantastic experience and after my September fight I plan to go back and do it again. This time we will find a bigger place.

I also have to give much love to my 1.5 million Twitter followers. When I announced that I was returning to the ring on my Twitter account, even I was amazed at how fast the news spread. I love being able to reach all of my fans at one time and all the time. The responses and messages I get every day are motivation for me to keep working hard in the gym and bring home a win on September 17.

Crittenton charged with murder

Police said late Friday that former NBA player Javaris Crittenton, who was once suspended by the league over guns in the locker room, has been charged with murder after a woman was shot on an Atlanta street.

Police spokesman Carlos Campos said police have secured a murder warrant for the arrest of Crittenton, who played at Georgia Tech, in connection with the shooting death of 22-year-old Jullian Jones on Aug. 19. Campos said Crittenton is not in custody and is wanted.

Atlanta police Maj. Keith Meadows told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday night that Crittenton is believed to be in the Los Angeles area. He said the FBI is involved in the investigation.

Jones, a mother of four, was walking with a group of people on the city’s southwest side when a dark-colored SUV drove by and she was shot by someone inside the vehicle, police said.

Investigators say they don’t believe the woman was the intended target. Campos said the motive appears to be retaliation for a robbery in April, in which Crittenton was a victim, Campos said in a statement.

Messages left for an agent who has represented Crittenton were not immediately returned Friday night.

Racist ESPN

ESPN is under fire Thursday for creating and publishing the Photoshopped image of Michael Vick(aka dog killer) with a white face to accompany a column in ESPN The Magazine entitled "What if Michael Vick were white?"

Friday, August 19, 2011

"Goodwill" exhibition game between U.S. and Chinese teams yeah right!

The game between the Georgetown University men's basketball team and the Bayi Rockets on Thursday night in Beijing ended in a brawl.

You can see them punch and kick each other, chairs were thrown and water bottles are thrown from the bleachers.

The game was tied at 64, when an American player stole the ball away and may have hit the Chinese player and fight ensued. Pretty exciting, it’s better than watching the NBA.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Asian Baller Schools And Dunks On Lebron James

LeBron James is currently traveling the world to expand his global brand. James participated in a nation all-star charity game alongside some local legends on Friday in Taiwan and look what happened.

You would expect LeBron to dominate a game like this one since he’s stronger, taller, and more skillful than everyone. He did dominate the game, but he also had a moment of embarrassment. Watch James get his pocket picked by a miniature school boy for a dunk at the other end. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

David Ortiz makes Twins pay

 Ortiz hit absolutely everything the Twins chucked at him. Sinking fastball — crushed for a two-run homer in the sixth inning. Changeup — swatted to right-center for a leadoff double in the eighth. Curveball — served to center field for a two-out, go-ahead single in the ninth.

Clearly, the Twins were at a loss in the Red Sox’ come-from-behind 8-6 win last night at Target Field. Ortiz went 4-for-5, scored three runs, drove in three more and picked up hits against three pitchers. Even his lone out, a deep fly ball to left field, was scalded.

About the only thing he couldn’t do was assure that starter Tim Wakefield registered his 200th career win.


Patriots sign 2-time Pro Bowler Shaun Ellis

Defensive end Shaun Ellis is switching sides in one of the NFL's most intense rivalries.

The two-time Pro Bowl selection signed with the New England Patriots on Monday after 11 seasons with the New York Jets. The Patriots also signed free agent defensive end Andre Carter, who has played 10 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers and the Washington Redskins.

Ellis, 34, had become the longest-tenured player on the Jets since he was taken 12th overall with a pick that New York obtained as compensation for letting coach Bill Belichick sign with the Patriots.

He told the Associated Press last year that he hoped to play 15 years in the NFL and get 100 sacks.

But when Ellis asked for a contract extension last off-season, the Jets cited their policy of having older veterans play out their contracts.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Man invented a floating car

I know this is not a sports news but I can't help it. It's too funny not to post.