It would take a massive choke for Nyjah NOT to emerge as the champ here. He’s dominated every stop and takes a nice point lead into Jersey on the 28th. Seems like it’s almost too easy for him. Kid is only 16 years old but has the swag of veteran. Looks effortless. For me, it doesn’t matter who wins. I tune in for the contrasting styles. P-Rod’s switch skills, Sheckler and his go big or go home philosophy, Torey Pudwill’s innovation, and so on. It’s been fun to watch this summer.
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Caught this late last night on an extended Sportscenter segment. Pretty inspiring story. Instantly puts everything in perspective. Grab some Kleenex before you hit play.
ESPN Films did an amazing job with this series. A lot of big name directors stepped up to the plate to pay homage to lesser known but monumental sports stories that have occurred since ESPN launched in 1979. John Singleton, Spike Jonze, Ice Cube, Barry Levinson, and Morgan Freeman are among those who give us more in-depth accounts of topics that were not fully explored at the time they broke. My personal favorite was “Without Bias,” which chronicles the touchy subject that is Lenny Bias’ death. I was more or less a baby at the time of Len’s death. Before seeing this documentary I had no ideaI of the impact his sudden passing had on the Celtics as a franchise. 22-yeard old. NBA’s No. 2 overall pick. Chance to play with the Celtics OG Big 3. multi million dollar contract with Reebok. Brand new sports car. Dude had the world by the balls. Gone before he even got started. 22 year championship drought followed for Boston. An American tragedy. Very well done film by Kirk Fraser.
Amazon has the entire 30 film series currently listed at $49.99 shipped here
According to ESPN, this is nearly a done deal and will be fought under boxing rules. Finally a boxer versus a mixed martial artist, both still relatively close to the prime of their careers. Diaz more so than Lacy. Nick Diaz is easily one of the most talented boxers in MMA. I read recently that he has fought professionally in the past and is now training with the likes of Andre Ward. I’m thinking Diaz watched old footage of Joe Calzaghe dismantling Lacy in the UK and saw some similarities between his and Calzaghe’s styles. Lacy has been less fortunate as of late, coming off stretch of lackluster performances, including a TKO loss to Roy Jones. He is however perfectly capable of catching the inexperienced Diaz and putting him to sleep in a flash. Stay tuned for details.
Last year it was Jake Brown. This year’s big air competition saw another pretty gnarly spill. It looked like he was about 20 feet above the ramp and came down and clipped his shins on the coping which flipped him over. He’s lucky the slope of the ramp took away some of the impact. Believe it or not he got up and threw down a run that almost won him gold until Bob Burnquist came along. Ballsy dude.