I think this will be my last piece for the day I plan vegging out on the NFL Network preseason games and PS3. Today’s game of choice is NCAA Football 12. If you are on and want some of this hot ish, my gamer tag is JerseyAce.
Last night, along with my road dog John, hit up the Punching at the Paradise boxing card at the Paradise Theater in the Bronx. I love doing boxing shows with young fighters because they are very accommodating with the media.
Sitting in press row, the managers for the fighters feed anyone within earshot ideas for stories about their fighters, and offer interviews and come through in the end. Case in point, Matt Yanofsky promised me access to his fighter Mike Brooks, and sure enough after the normal give and take with reporters Brooks came over and we did this quick video (click here).
Joseph Trawick played ss/2nd base for the Cleveland Buckeyes in 1950. He played and saw some of the great Negro League Players of all time. Join us as we go "In the Game" Retro-Style and talk about this historic league.
A WNBA game provides the ambient music (Tulsa Shock at Minnesota Lynx) as I tip-tap on the keys of my Toshiba the thoughts of a sports nut.
Last night I witnessed a robbery disguised as the final bout of Showtime’s Bantamweight Tournament when Abner Mares and Russell Mora fleeced champion Joseph Agbeko of his IBF strap. Agbeko shook off a fluke knockdown (he was falling from the loss of balance before a Mares punch grazed his head) and repeated low blows from Mares before the eleventh round, and then the roof fell in.
The two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver ended his 11-day holdout and reported to training camp on Monday. He didn't practice in the morning, but was on the field for the afternoon walkthrough at Lehigh University.
Halladay became the NL's first 15-game winner and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 on Monday night.Howard and Jimmy Rollins each drove in two runs and Victorino homered to help Philadelphia improve the majors' best record to 75-40.Halladay (15-4) allowed a run and nine hits over 6 1/3 innings and struck out four. The right-hander is 4-0 with a 2.22 ERA since his 6-1 loss at Wrigley Field on July 18, when he was forced out after four innings because of heat exhaustion.