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Sun Aug 27, 2017, 12:18 AM

Does anyone really give a crap about the boxing match tonight?

I sure don't! It was a waste of money to see two idiots beat up each other and it was probably fixed to get the biggest payout to the two of them. Big money and a con job, just like our president!

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Reply Does anyone really give a crap about the boxing match tonight? (Original post)
imanamerican63 Aug 2017 OP
RussBLib Aug 2017 #1
imanamerican63 Aug 2017 #2
Binkie The Clown Aug 2017 #3
DFW Aug 2017 #4
procon Aug 2017 #5
sakabatou Aug 2017 #6
Nevernose Aug 2017 #7
RhodeIslandOne Aug 2017 #8
greyl Aug 2017 #9
msongs Aug 2017 #10
canetoad Aug 2017 #11
Awsi Dooger Aug 2017 #12
obamanut2012 Aug 2017 #43
Liberty Belle Aug 2017 #13
LenaBaby61 Aug 2017 #14
RhodeIslandOne Aug 2017 #17
LenaBaby61 Aug 2017 #19
RhodeIslandOne Aug 2017 #21
RhodeIslandOne Aug 2017 #16
Awsi Dooger Aug 2017 #20
RhodeIslandOne Aug 2017 #22
AngryAmish Aug 2017 #32
HipChick Aug 2017 #23
RhodeIslandOne Aug 2017 #28
oberliner Aug 2017 #34
HipChick Aug 2017 #45
oberliner Aug 2017 #46
HipChick Aug 2017 #47
DemocratSinceBirth Aug 2017 #38
oberliner Aug 2017 #41
obamanut2012 Aug 2017 #44
Kablooie Aug 2017 #15
dweller Aug 2017 #18
kentuck Aug 2017 #24
AngryAmish Aug 2017 #33
DemocratSinceBirth Aug 2017 #36
Blue_Adept Aug 2017 #25
samnsara Aug 2017 #26
Warren DeMontague Aug 2017 #27
imanamerican63 Aug 2017 #29
aikoaiko Aug 2017 #30
Renew Deal Aug 2017 #31
oberliner Aug 2017 #35
Renew Deal Aug 2017 #37
DemocratSinceBirth Aug 2017 #40
GoCubsGo Aug 2017 #39
obamanut2012 Aug 2017 #42
WinkyDink Aug 2017 #48
Lil Missy Aug 2017 #49
LeftInTX Aug 2017 #50

Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 12:19 AM

1. what boxing match?

are we STILL pitting two guys to pummel each other senseless?

STILL?

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Response to RussBLib (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 12:20 AM

2. Yep!

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 12:24 AM

3. There's a boxing match tonight? (Does that answer your question?) nt

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 12:27 AM

4. There's a boxing match going on?

News to me.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 12:33 AM

5. Watching men hurt each other for money is incomprehensible to me. nt

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 12:36 AM

6. I can some up my own feelings about it in a small video

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 12:38 AM

7. I enjoyed the spectacle (but someone else was paying)

I enjoyed what was essentially an amazing show. I enjoyed watching some of the greatest athletes alive, competing in the most difficult, grueling sports imaginable. I enjoyed watching it with a bunch of new people I was introduced to (sober conservative Mormons, which was kind of its own show). I liked seeing my hometown and all the people that live here; big fight nights are just how the town runs.

Honestly, though, I mostly enjoyed the billion dollar plus estimated to be added to the local economy.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 12:48 AM

8. You gave a crap enough to make a post about it.

 

Watched it for free on my co-worker's phone on the Twitter livestream. It was mildly entertaining. As I expected, Mayweather won, but Macgregor was decent for a guy in his first proper boxing match.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 12:53 AM

9. For you, it appears to be a consiberable source of unrest. Ironic, all that. nt

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 12:54 AM

10. beating on other people for money. family values entertainment nt

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 12:58 AM

11. Nope

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 01:16 AM

12. The MMA idiots made it a huge bargain on Mayweather

 

Money was so lopsided in favor of the MMA guy that the price plummeted on Mayweather to an extreme bargain.

That was the interesting aspect.

Very common breakdown: the local wise guy bettors in Las Vegas were playing high amounts on Mayweather but the "square" or "public" money was avalanching in favor of McGregor, to the point the number of wagers was 18-1 in favor of the MMA clod.

https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/aug/24/bookies-will-lose-millions-if-mcgregor-knocks-out/

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Response to Awsi Dooger (Reply #12)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 09:03 AM

43. WE are not "MMA idiots"

UGH.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 01:17 AM

13. It's been touted as white racist against black guy; black guy, Meriweather won.

No surprise based no Meriweather's winning record and the white guy, McGregor's zero wins in this division. But the bets were heavily in favor of McGregor, for reasons that are either ignorance or racism, or just wanting to win a longshot.

Meriweather's no prince though; he owns a strip club in Vegas.

I am not a boxing fan. I hate the sport due to its violence and would never watch two men trying to injure each other. I just happened to read an article on this today.

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Response to Liberty Belle (Reply #13)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 02:03 AM

14. Mayweather's no prince though; he owns a strip club in Vegas.

IF that was all he was accused of, but it isn't.

He's also guilty of domestic violence. Hideous.

http://www.businessinsider.com/floyd-mayweather-domestic-violence-history-2015-4

Back to the racism element, it's HORRIBLE.

A friend (Hispanic) relayed a story to me that her son told her and it was that at his job (Cintas Corporation) a white co-worker on Friday said that he hopes McGregor does to Mayweather what that guy in the car did to that "Fat dead trouble-maker in Virginia." Everyone heard it, and there was a bit of jaw-jacking between a few of the workers (I could bet, the murderer IS a Nazi), but luckily cooler heads prevailed. My friend said her son told her that this fight and talking about it made for a very tense workplace leading up to this fight tonight, and was very much split along racial lines: Minorities wanting Mayweather, whites wanting McGregor. He says that things have gotten worse with the rise of tRump. Yeah, no kidding. My friend said she's going to have a long talk with her son about finding another place to work since things are getting more tense along racial lines. NO ONE should have to put up with that racist bull shit.

Even in good old California, a deep blue state, racial hostilities and tensions are on the edge.

Thanks tRump.

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Response to LenaBaby61 (Reply #14)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 02:19 AM

17. I wanted MacGregor to win

 

I don't know much about him, but I've heard nothing about him hitting women like Mayweather does, so until then......

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Reply #17)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 02:28 AM

19. I've heard nothing about him hitting women like Mayweather does, so until then......

Yeah, there's nothing that I've EVER heard/read about McGregor beating up on women like Mayweather HAS, and of course McGregor has nothing to do with the racists who supported him over the black guy whose standing there in a picture you posted with 2 treasonous, RACIST law-breakers

Anyone's free to like who they like, but I have to say that I'm on the same side as McGregor is concerning that treasonous, racist pig tRumputin.

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Response to LenaBaby61 (Reply #19)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 02:31 AM

21. I'm not surprised a native Irishman doesn't think much of Dump.

 

I'm also not surprised that a dude so hung up on Money like Mayweather is impressed by that jock-sniffing fraud Cheeto.



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Response to Liberty Belle (Reply #13)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 02:16 AM

16. Just because a white dude has racists supporting him does not make him a racist.

 

MacGregor has stated he hates Trump ad was vocal in supporting Ronda Rousey in her stance against Trump.




Meanwhile....



That's "Money" Mayweather sucking up to the National heads of the Klan days after Shitgibbon was "elected".


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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Reply #16)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 02:31 AM

20. McGregor is a superior human being

 

That doesn't change the basics: He was an MMA stiff who wasn't going to defeat a skilled boxer, albeit one well past his prime.

A McGregor victory would have been used to declare boxing's inferiority and death. Along those lines I'm glad Mayweather prevailed, despite the character gap between the two.

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Response to Awsi Dooger (Reply #20)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 02:33 AM

22. Oh, I thought Mayweather would win

 

Boxer vs MMA guy in a boxing match, boxer wins. Simple.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Reply #22)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 07:52 AM

32. Sprinter v Long jumper

 

Both long jumpers and sprinters have to run fast. But while many sprinters can jump far no one since Carl Lewis can do both.

So a long Jumper beats a sprinter in a long jump, sprinter beats long jumper in a Sprint (at the highest level).

Dumb fight, was asleep for hours before it ended. Then again it made money which is the only reason to fight.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Reply #16)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 05:17 AM

23. MacGregor called blacks "Monkeys" does not make him a racist?

This is akin to I have a <insert race> friend so it does not make me racist..

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Response to HipChick (Reply #23)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 06:03 AM

28. I didn't know that

 

Yeah if that's true that's racist, but I seriously never heard that. I know he called Mayweather a weasel which apparently was somehow deemed racist by Mayweather. I think that's a fairly generic insult and I can think of worse things a woman abuser can be called but weasel is in that realm.

As for comparing it to the "some of my best friends" line....a lot of racists cheered Joe Frazier over Ali too.

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Response to HipChick (Reply #23)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 08:04 AM

34. That's a lie

 

Here's the comment in question:

"Rocky III? I'm trying to remember which one was Rocky III," McGregor said. "Was that the one in the celebrity gym? I can't remember if that's the one with the dancing monkeys or not."

Here's his explanation:

“First of all, never once in my life have I labeled him a monkey or any African-American or anyone a monkey,” McGregor said. “I would not disrespect any race like that.”

McGregor also attempted to explain what he meant by the “monkeys” remark, which irked Mayweather and led the boxing champion to dedicate the fight “for all the blacks in the world.”

“That Jimmy Kimmel interview, (Guillermo Rodriguez) asked me (if I) would beat Rocky. I said ‘What Rocky?’ And he said ‘Rocky III.’ And I said ‘Is that the one with the gym and the circus and the monkeys?’ Because (Rocky) had a specialized gym built where the gym was like a circus. There were clowns and all this type of stuff. That’s what I meant by that. And then (Mayweather) tried to manipulate it.”

https://nesn.com/2017/08/conor-mcgregor-vehemently-denies-floyd-mayweathers-racism-accusations/

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Response to oberliner (Reply #34)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 09:07 AM

45. So it's a lie because a racist said it's not racist...

not wonder people don't think racism does not exist..

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Response to HipChick (Reply #45)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 09:11 AM

46. No, it's a lie because he did not "call black people monkeys" as you claim

 

Pretty simple.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #46)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 10:27 AM

47. You act like you live with him

and can swear up and down that he is not a racist, which reflects on you

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Response to HipChick (Reply #23)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 08:29 AM

38. He also called Mayweather "boy" and said he was illiterate.

McGregor also said "he was black from the belly down."


Don't let anybody fool you into believing either of these two guys were angels.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #38)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 08:42 AM

41. Boxers are meant to trash talk each other before a fight

 

I think the people around the fight certainly encouraged the race angle, but I don't think it is fair to call McGregor a racist. At least not based on the comments that were made publicly.

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Response to Liberty Belle (Reply #13)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 09:05 AM

44. Yeah, McGregor isn't a racist -- why not call Floyd a homophobe?

He called Conor a faggot more than once.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 02:06 AM

15. Only if Trump was fighting.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 02:22 AM

18. 2 dudes fighting over

a purse and a belt?

nah... 🙄

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 05:37 AM

24. I loved Muhammad Ali because he took a lot of violence out of boxing, I thought.

They used to fight bare-knuckled, back in the days of John L. Sullivan. That was violent.

Ali would just wear his opponents out, to the point they had no more desire or strength to fight.

Using gloves, instead of bare-knuckles, was progress.

It was good to see boxing defeat the regressive sport that McGregor practices. That was progress.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #24)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 07:55 AM

33. Gloves make the game much more brutal

 

The gloves are there to protect the hands, not the head. Your hands are wrapped into solid balls which allow much harder punching.

And if you think Ali took the violence out of the game then you did not see many of Ali's fights.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #24)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 08:20 AM

36. He didn't take all the violence out of it.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 05:40 AM

25. I love waking up to posts of elitism in the morning!

Really, you can change out any number of elements of your post to any number of things that a great number of people enjoy.

Damn people for actually liking things you don't! What the hell is wrong with them?!

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 05:47 AM

26. there's a boxing match tonight? In other words...no...

...last one I watched was when Tyson went all cannibal on Hollysomething

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 05:49 AM

27. not my choice of entertainment

but YMMV
This is the DU member formerly known as Warren DeMontague.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 07:02 AM

29. The point that I am making is...

big money is involved in everything we do or say & truly, it is get out of hand. No I am not fan of boxing, but like in every sport money is driving factor. We are cry about healthcare and the cost, while no cries about paying big money to watch a fight, or pay big money to sit in the nosebleed section to watch a professional game. And finally, this has been touted for months as the biggest sport event ever? Well, I disagree! The are bunch of little league teams who have work their way into the Little League World Series! Go U.S.A.!

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 07:13 AM

30. I paid $100 to watch it at home; glad that the Sweet Science won

It was a spectacle, but athletic discipline won the day.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 07:45 AM

31. It was a good fight

Too bad you missed it

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #31)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 08:06 AM

35. Do you think they stopped it too soon?

 

He never did hit the mat.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #35)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 08:21 AM

37. No

McGregor wasn't defending himself. From the spectacle side of things, yes. But this was supposed to be a straight fight. Remember, he was also down 7 points on 2 judges cards prior to that round. He couldn't win.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #37)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 08:33 AM

40. The cards.



When the ref stopped the fight McGregor was no longer defending himself. With all we now know about head injuries it is better to stop a fight too soon than too late.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 08:30 AM

39. Nope.

I never understood the attraction of watching two guys pummel the shit out of each other.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 09:02 AM

42. I'm a huge Conor fan -- loved it!

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 10:28 AM

48. Less than zero.

 

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 10:36 AM

49. No, I don't. But I don't begrudge those who do enjoy watching such sports.

Whatever floats your boat.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 11:40 AM

50. Only if it Trump is only the receiving end

Maybe the next match should be Jon Claude Van Dam versus Trump ...or Dewayne "The Rock" Johnson versus Trump, then it would be worth it.

(I really pay no attention to famous strong men, so I may have spelled their names wrong)

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