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This guy knows absolutely NOTHING about boxing. I've been hearing the ol' "Boxing is dying" crap for years and yet...

And yet..what?

Nobody I've spoken to or heard speaking about this fight thinks its going be any good. The general consensus is that this
fight should have happened 6 years ago,  Pac's washed up or close to it and he has no chance to win.

The amount of hype for this fight was standard for any Hagler, Leonard, Duran or even Tommy Herns fight back in the day.

BTW, last week V. Klitchko sucessfully defended his heavyweight belt and nobody gave a damn just like the last 10 times he did it.

These two guys are the last remnants of what Boxing used to be like (when Boxing actually mattered) but after that there's nowhere to go and all that's gonna be left is a bunch of dudes mad that they even bought this pay per view.

AND YET...despite what "everybody you've spoken to" has said, the richest fight in history is still going forward. Not bad for a dying sport.

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These two guys are the last remnants of what Boxing used to be like (when Boxing actually mattered) but after that there's nowhere to go

These guys weren't the superstars they are now a decade ago and when they're gone there will be other guys taking their place, that's the cycle of boxing. Remember Trinidad? Jones, Jr., De La Hoya, Barrera, the list goes on. You're (and the writer of that article) obviously not that big a fan/follower of the sport, so maybe the guys who aren't yet big time superstars, but who a building a following (Gennady Golovkin, Terrance Crawford, Kell Brook, Amir Khan, Keith Thurman, etc. just to name a few) are what you consider "nowhere to go". As for Klichko, so what? Why not mention the LUCAS MATTHYSSE/RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV fight that was on a week or 2 prior? Maybe because it was the exact opposite of Klitchko's fight? Or the Mega deal Al Haymon just made with NBC, SHOTIME/CBS bringing boxing to regular network TV? Boxing ain't done, not by a long shot.

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Not going to be able to see the fight but I pray that Mayweather beats the living s____t outta Pacquiao this weekend.

Why? Seriously, I'm curious.

I don't care much about this fight in 2015 but I would like to see somebody kick Mayweather's woman-beating ass in or out of the ring.

The Boxer and the Batterer


Or the Batterer VS The Adulterer.

Neither one is an "Angel", I don't expect many folks who earn a living beating people up to be one either. Either way, I don't root AGAINST African American atheletes, the rest of the world does a fine enough job at that without me joining the chorus.

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This guy knows absolutely NOTHING about boxing. I've been hearing the ol' "Boxing is dying" crap for years and yet...

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Latest Flicks / Re: Hancock
« on: April 30, 2015, 06:07:19 am »
Do you know if the role (or the Original story) was written for Will Smith or any Black actor?  Or was it written for a  white actor and then they cast Will Smith because he wanted the role?  The reason I ask,  if it is the latter then the subtext only possible because Will Smith wanted the role and it wasn't the intent of the writer.    If it is the former,  I can see the subtext. 

(I know there is the incident that caused him to lose his memory points to a Black character,  but she said that these attacks always happened,  even long before the U.S. even existed. )


Kip, have you ever read the original spec script, that eventually (after A LOT of rewrites) turned into what we now know as "Hancock"?
http://hollywood-elsewhere.com/images/column/7108/tonight.pdf

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Latest Flicks / Re: Hancock
« on: April 29, 2015, 05:51:22 pm »

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Black Panther / Re: New Storm Ongoing Title
« on: April 24, 2015, 10:27:22 am »
She's been a member of one of the most popular super teams in comic book history since 1975. How much marketing do you think a 40 year old character needs? More than a NEW Ms. Marvel or Silk or a female Thor? Like Kip stated,she's a team character not popular enough to carry a solo act. Wolverine is/was the Michael Jackson of the team, Storm is more like Tito or Jackie.

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Black Panther / Re: New Storm Ongoing Title
« on: April 24, 2015, 07:37:36 am »
Well folks, at least Storm faired better in March than stablemates Silk and Elektra, however, My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic (my daughter's favorite) is still kicking her buttocks (maybe they could partner Storm with a magical Pony). Thor only did a measly 70,000+, dropping out of the Top 10 and finishing at #11.

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Black Panther / Re: New Storm Ongoing Title
« on: April 24, 2015, 07:09:09 am »
Kitty has never been front and center of an X-Men team book. I don't even think she's been in any of the video games nor did she ever beat Wonder Woman in a popularity contest, etc. Storm has all of this under her belt and more.

Just a reminder:

If she wasn't a member of the X-Men during their height,  she would be as popular as Hellcat.
And see that is the problem.   No matter how popular you think she is,  1/2 of that popularity is because of the team,  not her as a character. In fact that is why she never was given a solo run until now and it's falling.

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Black Panther / Re: New Storm Ongoing Title
« on: April 24, 2015, 03:56:28 am »
Regardless as to which version of "Kitty" it is, she's not in the same category as Storm in terms of being a top tier character. Very few people are gonna care about who Kitty marries or how quickly she enters into marriage.

Only because Star-Lord is White, if he were a Black man, X-Fans would loose their s#%t over the marriage.

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Black Panther / Re: New Storm Ongoing Title
« on: April 23, 2015, 09:15:39 am »
@JR Carter, thanks for the compliment about the ideas. Glad you liked them. :)

Do YOUR own character(s). As much as you like Storm(I USED to be a big fan), she'll never be done the way you want. Even if they touch on some of the things you like, some jackass writer/editor can come along later and ignore it. Remember her paternal Grandparents and nephew? Did Bendis or somebody wipe them out of existence or something?

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Hard Choices / Re: Dr. Doom or Darth Vader?
« on: April 23, 2015, 05:33:04 am »
I'm going with Vader.

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Hard Choices / Re: Black Panthers or Nation of Islam?
« on: April 23, 2015, 04:44:28 am »
The Nation. I was impressed at how they pushed the drug dealers out of the Housing projects in Baltimore during the early-mid 1990's.

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Black Panther / Re: New Storm Ongoing Title
« on: April 23, 2015, 04:02:38 am »
They should just make her transformation complete and be done with it. Call it some type of Mutant Vitiligo or something.

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Hudlin TV / Re: Empire
« on: April 22, 2015, 05:57:33 pm »
I think the cancellation report is HOAX...unfortunately. :(

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Other Comics / Iceman "Comes Out" As Gay
« on: April 22, 2015, 07:41:20 am »
Original "X-Men" member Iceman is set to make a big revelation this week: he's gay.

The iconic character makes the surprise declaration in the All-New X-Men #40, which is available in stores and online April 22. Pages from the new book show an intimate conversation between a young Iceman, or Bobby Drake, and pal Jean Grey.

After Iceman comments on how hot he finds his female teacher, the telepathic Jean sees right through her friend's thinly-veiled declaration and tells him outright that she knows he's gay.


As a number of publications have already pointed out, the Iceman depicted in this new installment is the teenage version of the character displaced in time. The older, present-day Iceman that audiences are familiar with from the series, identifies as straight.

In an email statement, All-New X-Men writer Brian Michael Bendis told The Huffington Post that Iceman's storyline will continue to evolve in future books, and that the decision to make the character a gay man was in keeping with contemporary social dialogue around lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues.

"There are thousands, if not millions, of stories of people who, for many different reasons, felt the need to hide their sexuality," he said. "The X-Men, with the conceit of time travel, give us a fascinating platform in which to examine such personal journeys. This is just the first little chapter of a much larger story that will be told.”

In 2012, Marvel Comics made waves when it was announced that its first openly gay hero, super speedster Northstar, would tie the knot with his longtime civilian boyfriend, Kyle Jinadu, in an issue of “Astonishing X-Men.”

Still, Iceman's declaration breaks fresh ground in that the character was one of the original "X-Men" created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1963.

Check out pages from All-New X-Men which depict Iceman's coming out below:




http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/21/iceman-bobbie-drake-gay-_n_7110308.html

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