Could Mayweather Jr V Berto Play Out Like Balboa Vs Drago?

I saw a couple of pics on twitter showing the different methods of healing that each of the participants in the Sept 2015 bout utilizes. Floyd does his cryo in a $40,000 cryogenic machine. Berto simply sits in a huge trash can full of ice and water. The trash can, ice, and water probably doesn’t cost more than $20.  Some people probably think that Andre Berto isn’t worth more than a dub spot Aka $20 himself. These two pics may be a metaphor for what type of fighter each is. Even though Berto was a world champ himself some fans feel like he actually belongs in a trash can.  They think he’s garbage.  And that big smile on his face insinuates that he feels right at home in a waste receptacle.

Anyway the 1st thing I thought about when I saw those pics was Rocky IV.  I thought about Ivan Drago training in a hi-tech facility with machines hooked up to him to measure every increment of progress that’s able to be recorded.  Berto’s picture remimds me of Rocky Balboa training out in the frozen Russian wilderness lifting carts, chopping wood, and running in 18 inch snow up a mountain.

Not sure how the whole fight will pan out but I hope it’s a good one. I hope Berto brings his A game. I hope Berto puts Floyd on his ass so the boxing world will have a good shake up and all of these undefeated record worshippers will have a wake up call.  I’m a big fan of Mayweather but I think his claim of TBE is being overblown by his pop culture fans that know absolutely nothing about boxing history.

Most likely Floyd will dominate Andre technically and will retire with his 0 intact but it’ll be sweet if Berto could pull out the Balboa-esque victory and give us a new topic to scream at each other about.



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The Rockets Got Their Man?

We don’t know if the Rockets Republic will be led by Ty Lawson or not.  We don’t know if he wants to be here in the Tine.  We don’t know if his recent DUIs are a sign of a serious drinking problem or is he just that unlucky or profiled guy that attracts the attention of law enforcement officers after having a couple of drinks.  Realistically, everyone that leaves a bar can be cited for DUI.  He just so happens to be the one that gets stopped.  Guys with prior DUIs are profiled by the police as possibly driving drunk.So he may have a problem or he may just need to get him a driver if he wants to knock down a couple of shots off of the court.

We don’t know if he’s the man that can drive the little red corvette that is the Rockets offense but his skills definitely fit what we need.  He gets to the cup and draws the d in to him.  He’s a solid finisher at the basket and he has excellent court vision for the cutting teammate.  He keeps his dribble alive until the last possible second which gives teammates time to shake free from the watchful eye of the man defending them.

He has a nice step back J.  He’s very shifty and causes players to leave their feet when he gives them a head fake giving himself opportunities for the frequent and1.  Lastly he likes to push the tempo.  His style of play would fit in good with what my squad already does.  Is he the answer?  Who knows?  But it damn sure looks like the Rockets got our man.