Sunday, May 06, 2007

Fight Night

Yesterday was a long, but rather uneventful day for me. I worked 7-3, which is always nice, it goes by so quickly. After work, I went to Muscatine to take care of my mom's dog for a few hours. While in Mtine, I hung out with KP for a while, switching back and forth between baseball, the Bulls' game (ugh) and the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. Good times.

I got back up to Iowa City around 9, and had enough time to fix myself a Tom Collins or two before heading out to watch the De La Hoya/Mayweather fight. The fight went pretty much as I expected, a split decision for Mayweather, neither fighter got hurt or knocked down. But it was a good fight, one of the bigger fights of my lifetime, definitely the biggest for close to a decade. Part of me wants this fight to spring boxing back into the mainstream, but another part of me feels like this is kind of a swan song- unless there's a rematch, there probably won't be a fight that gets people this excited again. Unless the Klitschko brothers fight each other, which won't happen. This fight didn't play out like one that would get the casual fan into boxing, though. It was too defensive, there were few big punches that landed, and no knock downs or knockouts. There were some really excellent rounds. But the first round was a slow start, the fighters just feeling each other out, and I think it was the ninth round was a pretty dull one, as well. I didn't really think it was as close as the scoring made it out to be, but I was cheering for Mayweather, so I could've been a little biased. The fight was thoroughly enjoyed by me, though, I had a good time, and was glad I was able to watch. It helped that it was a friend's birthday so the beers were free, but I think I would've liked it better just getting together at someone's house with a large TV and had a bunch of food and what not, making it to be a Super Bowl-like event. Kinda hard to get other people to agree to that at 10:30 on a Saturday night in a college town, though.

After the fight, I met up with another friend for a little bit, only a couple of minutes, and then went home for bed. It was a pretty non-social weekend for me so far, I was in bed around 10:30 on Friday and 12:30 last night, went to a movie (Hot Fuzz was hilarious, more to come later) by myself, and played some video games and hung out with a dog. And it was pretty excellent, I'm not going to lie.

(PS - A few people have said they're interested in the Great Blogger Mix CD Exchange but haven't sent me their info yet. . . Hint hint Minty and Adam! Anyone else that wants in should let me know ASAP, so I can get the others the info before they start sending their mixes!)

7 comments:

Jad said...

Can we start sending mixes at any time? I've finally nailed down a theme for mine, and have started putting it together. Could most likely be done and mailed by the end of the week.

lucy said...

wait did you all send one theme?

i've got five personalized themes. didn't mean to overachieve...

Jad said...

Haha, overachieving is good too.

I might have to rethink my single theme concept now...

Flenker said...

It's totally free-for-all, you guys do whatever you would like! And like Jad said, overachieving is good!

I think there's going to be 2 more people come tomorrow, but emails will be sent out.

H said...

I'm hoping to have my mix all ready to go by next weekend. No promises, but I'm working on it...even if I don't have a theme yet.

Minty said...

Flenker-

I talked about this in my reply to your comment on my blog, but in case you don't check... Will you hate me if I renege on my CD-creator commitment? I have an arsenal of excellent excuses if you are interested...

Okay, then...

H said...

I was kind of hoping that this fight would bring boxing back into the mainstream, too. People used to get all excited for "the big fight" and that doesn't happen anymore. You know what I mean? (If you're using your inner monologue, that's supposed to sound like Tracy Morgan doing Mike Tyson on SNL, back when SNL was good.)