Has it come to this? Donovan McNabb is proving Bernard “The Executioner”Hopkins right. It was only last week that Bernard Hopkins called out McNabb for being weak and “crumbling under pressure”.
“Some people are athletes, still good, but don’t have that extra ‘I’m willing to sacrifice my life. I’m willing to sacrifice what I have to sacrifice to win.’ … People never forgot when things happen, they see a guy crumble under pressure. Whether they throw up on the highway, whether they throw up on the court, whether they throw up on the football field, when people see that, that sticks in the back of their mind.”
Hopkins continued: “Every athlete should have that killer instinct in him, especially if you the quarterback… If he’s not right here and here [pointing to heart and head], and don’t want it, the team feel the vibes…”
McNabb didn’t do himself any favors yesterday leading the Eagles to a tie against the Bengals with four interceptions. The topper came in the postgame press conference when he admitted that he didn’t know ties were possible in the NFL.
Talk about not being right in the head. How could McNabb not know that games can end in ties? How long has he been in the league? How could he not know the rules? Let’s put his lack of knowledge about the basic rules aside for a moment. It’s not like anyone else on the Eagles knew what time it was.
“To be honest, I didn’t know there wasn’t going to be another overtime,” [safety Quintin] Mikell said. “I didn’t know it was going to be a tie. I was kind of happy. I thought we were going to get another overtime. After I realized it was a tie, I was pretty ticked off. I felt we should have come in and won this game. That’s a team we should have beat. We didn’t come out ready to play, all across the board, so it’s a loss to me.”
What does Herm say? “You play to win the game!” Does this mean Andy Reid didn’t know the game could end in a tie as well? Were the Eagles playing for another overtime period instead of the win since they didn’t realize the game was going to end? If so, add today’s debacle to the list of donkey moves along with the goalline disaster at the end of the Bears game several weeks ago.
Once again, Reid’s decision making and McNabb’s execution have to be called into question. They can still make the playoffs but they won’t go anywhere if they do. It may be time to break up the band after the season. The Eagles have only shown excellence in consistent mediocrity during the Reid/McNabb run. I shouldn’t sell them short. They are excellent dick teases. They show a little skin at the beginning of the season and get Philly fans excited. However the fans get in the pants and find out they’re in shemale country again just like last year. How long can this continue before the city cries “uncle”? In the words of Emmitt, the Eagles fans were debacled by their own team once again. Unfortunately it won’t be the last time.
“He is thinking of the money,” said [Joe] Calzaghe when told Hopkins was prepared to face him on British soil. “At the end of the day, I didn’t fight my best and he lost and I did that in Las Vegas. What chance has he got over here?
“That fight is not getting me excited. I won the first fight and it wasn’t a great fight to watch.
…”It would probably be more boring. I’ve beaten him and I wouldn’t want to go over old ground.”
It wasn’t a great fight to watch and Hopkins was disgraceful. He tried to trick the ref by stalling and feigning injuries from phantom low blows. Calzaghe beat him fair and square despite his protests.
Comments like Calzaghe’s will drive Hopkins crazy. He can never leave well enough alone. You can be sure he’s going to lash out at some point. Don’t believe me? Ask Hot 97′s Angie Martinez. He’ll probably try to call out Calzaghe by insulting the Welsh the same way he insulted Puerto Ricans. If you’re not in the New York area, you probably missed the Strong Capricorn’s interview on Hot 97 last week. Listen as he talks politics and makes enemies of a whole island.
Just remember it don’t matter who at the “hem”, it’s the Puerto Ricans fault he got all racialist and “beat their legend”. Anyway, they our little brother so he don’t see what the problem is. Me fail English? That’s unpossible!
** By referencing Hopkins’ comments about Calzaghe being a white boy, we’re probably going to piss off one John Shellabarger again. After giving Calzaghe his props in April, this sister fucking yokel decided to send us some hate mail.
BERNARD HOPKINS GOT BEAT BY A WHITE MAN
You don’t like being called boy do you nigger? Call it like it is and say that Calzaghe is a man. If you don’t then you are just saying that your guy Hopkins got beat by a boy, a child. How does Hopkins feel about being beaten by a child?
Fuck you Nigger
We have to give him his props for calling us “Mr. Davenport” and journalists in subsequent emails. How do you feel about being called boy and nigger, white people of the Deuce? Let John Boy know how you feel. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are a couple lessons we can take away from tonight’s Bernard Hopkins-Joe Calzaghe fight in Vegas.
1. Never say never because it will happen.
2. Never invite Ray J to your function. You will lose just like him.
Bernard Hopkins said he would never lose to a white boy. Well he did and in convincing fashion. Joe Calzaghe came to America and walked out with a messy split decision win over Hopkins.
Once again we have a British fighter come to Vegas and again we trot out some half-ass R&B singer to butcher the national anthem. Both times, they roll out Tom Jones. What do we do? Against Hatton, it was Tyrese. Against Calzaghe, Ray fucking J?? Who’s next? Johnny Kemp? J is only known for being Moesha’s brother and making bootleg sex tapes with status hoes. A fucking national disgrace. I demand Full Force next fight. We must represent.
Hopkins knocked down Calzaghe in the 1st round and it looked like the fight would be over even before it started. Calzaghe managed to get up and slowly take the advantage even though it seemed as though Hopkins could take him at any moment.
Calzaghe maintained his pace and advantage through the 10th and that’s when things got weird. Calzaghe brushed Hopkins’ balls in a playful manner and he dropped to the canvas. Replays showed the punch barely hit Hopkins if at all. He soaked up the five minutes given to him by referee Joe Cortez and the crowd started to boo in recognition of his time-wasting tactics.
In the 11th, Hopkins claimed he was hit by a low blow again but this time, Cortez was having none of it and told him to fight on. Of course he showed no ill effects from the phantom punch. Flurries were thrown but it was clear at that point that the fight was going to a decision.
One judge actually had Hopkins ahead 114-113. If Hopkins won the fight, it would have been the biggest fix at UNLV since losing to Duke. Calzaghe was a gracious winner in his post-match interview while Hopkins claimed that although Calzaghe dominated for half the fight, he should have won. It’s a good thing Max Kellerman didn’t bring up the fact that he lost to a white boy. I would have called my bookie and took Hopkins over Kellerman in the 1st.