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Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale and Penn vs. Pulver

Just wanteds to throw out to quick predictions regarding the fights tomorrow. Runny and I will actually be in Vegas this weekend throwin down some baseball and UFC bets.

Nate Diaz vs. manny Gamburyan – Not sure you can get any action on this fight yet. I looked online and did not see a line. I am all over Nate Diaz for this fight. Manny has shown that he is explosive in gaining control but not explosive in submitting or even in striking. He simply takes people down and holds them down. When he does this he also leaves himself exposed to choke outs. Nate is a flat out WORKER. his fight versus Gray was insane. He took a beating and kept attacking, throwing strikes whenever he could and also going for submissions every ten seconds. he is an animal and I think he will catch Manny and choke him out. Nate can take a beating and he does not care and will continue to fight and go for submissions. Only way to beat this kid right now is to knock him out cold and I do not think Manny can do it. Hopefully Manny is the favorite and you can make some nice scratch betting Nate.

Pulver vs. Penn – I am torn on this fight. I am a big BJ Penn mark and would love to see him win but I do not like his comments about Pulver or his comments about how he wants ot be one of the biggest stars in the UFC. First, he said he will be friends with Pulver after he puts him into retirement. I doubt Pulver is saying this. Pulver is Little Evil and will not show any mercy and certainly does not like Penn in any way. Second, Penn has always shied away form the limelight and I do not see him as some new mega-star in the UFC. He does not have the charisma. So I want Penn to win but I do not like his demeanor. Runny was saying this was like Liddell/Jackson all over again and that in that fight, Liddell was going to lose as soon as the weigh in. You could just tell. Since Penn is the big favorite at -350, I do not recommend loading up the Brinks truck on this one but I do think Penn will ultimately win because he is an overall better fighter.

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June 22, 2007 Posted by | Chuck Liddell, Gambling, mma, Penn, Rampage Jackson, Sports, ufc, Ultimate Fighter, Winning Picks | 1 Comment

Roger Clemens Update

For all the haters in the media, you can now eat a full serving of shut the hell up. Since Clemens joined the Yankees he has used his “family escape clause” exactly zero times. All of the media members and yankee haters proclaimed how Clemens was a bad teamate because he was not going to be with the team and how could the Yankees let a player do this and blah blah blah. Well now we see what Clemens plans on doing with that contract clause…..he plans on being a great teammate. The Yanks need him now and he knows it, the Yanks young pitchers need him around and he knows it and the clubhouse needs his passion and fire and he knows it so he is focused on helping the Yanks win. Media members, Clemens haters and Kyle Farnsworth….Go suck it!!!

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June 13, 2007 Posted by | Kyle Farnsworth, MLB, Roger Clemens, Sports, State of the Yankees, Yankees | 9 Comments

Oden vs. Durant = Easy Choice!!!

I am listening to The Herd on ESPN radio right now and I am blown away with what I am hearing. When compared on the following stats and physical attributes from the recently held NBA Draft Camp in Orlando who wins every category:

Standing vertical jump
sprint
agility
7.8% body fat

Guess………….. Who is not Kevin Durant

And to take it one step further, Kevin Durant was not able to bench press 185 pounds one time. This kid is weak.

So now we know that Greg Oden has 7.8% body fat, jumps higher, is more agile, runs faster and is stronger. This debate is over…..Greg Oden will be the number one draft pick. No contest, stick a fork in it. Greg Oden tested as the #1 athlete in this upcoming draft and Durant was 78th. Also, the word was the Durant knew he was going to be a 1-2 pick so he has not been working out and spent some time doing marketing and spending time with the Nike folks. Meanwhile, Oden has been working out, sometimes up to 10 hours in the gym and took the physical tests seriously. This just goes to show how mature Oden already is.

Durant probably will have a fine NBA career if he continues to work on his body. The NBA is a long season and you need to be strong. Michel Jordan lifted weights every day during the season, even on game days. Maybe this will serve as a wake up call to Durant that he needs to take his body and athleticism seriously or maybe he will simply burn out and be a victim of hype. What I do know if that Oden is a physical specimen, is very mature, understands the game, has a great work ethic and is extremely coachable.

Oden #1…. No question about it.

June 5, 2007 Posted by | ESPN, nba, NBA Draft, Oden | Leave a comment