Monday, May 16, 2016

Weekend Sports

I finally saw the devastating overhand right knockout that Canelo Alvarez delivered to the jaw of Amir Khan in the 6th round of a boxing match a week ago. Khan went down, completely out for the count, blessed to regain his senses and be able to walk and talk after such a powerful knockout. Khan was able to stick and move early, but you saw Canelo's power run out of patience and catch up with his elusive opponent. In the end power trumped speed this time.

In the professional world of baseball it was another overhand right that lit up the sports pages as Texas Rangers Rougned Odor landed one of the best overhand rights ever delivered in baseball, flush on the jaw of Toronto Blue Jays Jose Bautista. Bautista's knees buckled as sunglasses flew and helmet spun around and off his head.  But the battered Blue Jay stayed on his feet and held his ground long enough for another player to grab him away and possibly save whatever pride and poise the blow hadn't sucked out of him.

D'wade and the MIAmi Heat went toe-to-toe in game seven. The Toronto Raptors jabbed jabbed jabbed away at the Heat for three quarters before landing knockout blows in the 4th that advanced them to their first ever Western Conference Championship series. And just who the heck is Bismack Biyombo?

It'll be the Raptors vs Cavaliers and Thunder vs Warriors. The NBA is hot right now.

My San Jose Sharks lost a close NHL Western Conference Championship game 1 against an evenly matched opponent in the St. Louis Blues 2-1. Was there any brawling on the ice as usual? well some aggressive  beard pulling was highlighted but what really cost the Sharks were turnovers. I give the Blues credit though, they can play some defense. Penguins are down 1-0 in their seven game Eastern Championship series against the Lightning.

You gotta love the exciting and unpredictable roller-coaster ride that year around sports brings to an otherwise pedestrian existence. And what would it be without the threat of an over-hand right landing flush on the jaw of a competitor; classic.

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