Saturday, May 05, 2007

Big Fight this weekend...

Mayweather vs De La Soul .... I mean De La Hoya.

Oscar De La Hoya (38-4, 30 KOs) vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (37-0, 24 KOs)
12 rounds for De La Hoya's junior middleweight title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

It is a superbout set for May 5 on PPV.

Pound for pound, the 30-year-old Mayweather (he describes himself as "the Living Legend, a.k.a. The Villain, a.k.a. Floyd 'Makin' Millions' Mayweather, a.k.a. Pretty Boy Floyd, a.k.a. Homeboy) is the best boxer in the world. And by jumping a weight class to fight De La Hoya in Las Vegas for the junior middleweight title, he's front and center in one of the few remaining bouts with the power to stir the masses. If Mayweather wins, as most expect, he will earn his fifth title in five different weight classes, thanks in large part to extrasensory defensive skills and boxing's quickest, sharpest fists.

De La Hoya (aka the Golden Boy) possesses many attributes of the obvious variety: An extremely effective jab. A potent left hook. Enough power to have put a short end to 30 of his 38 victories. A stalwart chin. Better-than-average hand speed. A fine technician. And if he wins this bout some say he is the greatest fighter ever. He doesn't need the money from the fight he is already loaded with cash yet he always looks for a challenge and to prove people wrong.

Well, De La Hoya is the underdog and I think Mayweather will win this bout on a decision. But look for it to be close and a heck of a fight to watch. Should be a classic.....

Who do you guys think will win?

Friday, May 04, 2007

Summer Movies are coming...

Start saving now. For the low price of $165, you can see all of the most anticipated movies of the summer. Of course that total is dateless, no popcorn and don't even thing of buying a soda.
Here are the Top 20 anticipated summer movies for 2007 according to Yahoo! Buzz:

1. "Spider-Man 3" (May 4)
2. "Transformers" (July 4)
3. "Shrek The Third" (May 18)
4. "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" (May 25)
5. "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" (July 13)
6. "The Bourne Ultimatum" (August 3)
7. "28 Weeks Later" (May 11)
8. "Rush Hour 3" (August 10)
9. "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" (June 15)
10. "DOA: Dead or Alive" (June 22)
11. "Hairspray" (July 20)
12. "Nancy Drew" (June 15)
13. "The Simpsons Movie" (July 27)
14. "Evan Almighty" (June 22)
15. "Ocean's Thirteen" (June 8)
16. "Live Free or Die Hard" (June 27)
17. "Underdog" (August 3)
18. "Hostel: Part II" (June 8)
19. "Ratatouille" (June 29)
20. "Knocked Up" (June 1)

So who do you think is going to win the summer blockbuster title?

Take Time to look at the clocks over the weekend...

If you are an insomniac, or happen to be out partying late this weekend, you have a chance to celebrate a once in a lifetime occurrence:

at 2:03 and 4 seconds in the morning, the time and date will be:

02:03:04 05/06/07

Thursday, May 03, 2007

SEC talent drain - could it help USC?

The Southeastern Conference annually turns out great football players, but this year it mass produced.

NFL teams selected 11 SEC players in the first round of last weekend's draft and six more were taken in the second round. The Big Ten, for example, had 11 players taken in the first two rounds combined. No other conference had more than six first-round choices.

Here is a good article to read about "talent" leaving the league and how it relates to performance in the league - click here.

Could this help Carolina win the SEC? Any thoughts?

kinsey and balkman...

The rule of thumb among college coaches is you need at least three future NBA players to be good enough to win an NCAA championship. Apparently you only need two to win an NIT title.

Former Gamecocks Renaldo Balkman and Tarence Kinsey both exceeded expectations even before the season began, Balkman by becoming a first-round pick and Kinsey by making a team despite not being drafted.

Kinsey has erupted since becoming a starter for the injury-plagued Memphis Grizzlies, averaging 19.5 points over a recent six-game span, outscoring Kobe Bryant in one of them. He also averaged 1.45 steals a game and hit two game-winning shots, including a 3-pointer in the final minute to beat the Lakers. Kinsey, a 6-6 forward, had his points-per-game average up to 6.5.

Then there’s Balkman, whose first-round selection last summer led to the further excoriation of New York Knicks boss Isiah Thomas. You don’t hear much criticism for picking Balkman anymore. The 6-8 forward is averaging 15.5 minutes and 4.5 points per game, and like Kinsey has gotten hot lately. As points out, Balkman has grabbed at least five rebounds in 10 of his last 11 games, and over the past 13 games is averaging 8.0 points and 6.3 rebounds. last week asked: “Which college has the top-scoring duo of rookie players in the NBA in the past five games (as of last Saturday morning)? As astounding as it might seem, it’s South Carolina. …"Kinsey and Balkman’s combined five-game average of 28.8 points is better than such NBA rookie college teammates as Duke’s Shelden Williams and J.J. Redick, Connecticut’s Rudy Gay and Josh Boone, Texas’ LaMarcus Aldridge and Daniel Gibson and Memphis’ Rodney Carney and Shawne Williams.”


Tuesday, May 01, 2007

I ask the question

Breaknews has keyshawn johnson being cut by the Panthers

JR please explain this move? Or anybody that has any i-n-s-i-g-h-t on this situation.

New under Armor

Check out the new Spurrier Under Armor commercial that aired this past weekend during the NFL draft. You probably saw it will Brady Quinn was crying back stage waiting to get drafted.

Monday, April 30, 2007

USC heading south in the baseball polls...

Vanderbilt remained No. 1 in Baseball America, followed by Florida State, Virginia, Rice and Texas.

USC (33-13) was 2-3, with one of the losses coming after the Gamecocks were unable to hold an eight-run lead at Alabama on Sunday (which we will avoid a much needed LOHD rant on that subject). The Gamecocks fell five spots to No. 14 in the Baseball America rankings. And in the other poll, USC fell from No. 10 to No. 17 in the Collegiate Baseball poll.

Clemson took a "big jump" from 19th to 18th in this week's Baseball America rankings. However, the Tigers fell from 19th to 24th in the Collegiate Baseball poll.

Coastal Carolina held on to its No. 21 ranking in Baseball America, while College of Charleston stayed No. 30 in Collegiate Baseball.

NFL - State of SC round up...

We saw where Bennett and Rice ended up and those "other" players from the team that wears purple and orange but what about the other players with South Carolina connections. Well, here is the run down provided by The State paper.

--Wingate senior cornerback David Jones became the first player in school history to be selected in the NFL draft. He was taken by the New Orleans Saints in the fifth round, 145th overall. (Greenville Native)

--Quarterback Tyler Thigpen became the first player in Coastal Carolina’s short history to be drafted. Thigpen was taken in the seventh round by Minnesota. This past season, the Fairfield Central product passed for 3,296 yards and 29 touchdowns with 11 interceptions.

--Lawrence Timmons. Pittsburgh took the former Wilson High standout linebacker with their first pick. Any thoughts Big Angry?

--Justin Durant. Hampton’s three-time MEAC defensive player of the year and former teammate of Timmons at Wilson High was taken in the second round by Jacksonville, No. 48 overall. Any thoughts here too, Big Angry, with this guy?

--Brandon Frye. The Myrtle Beach High product was taken in the fifth round, 163rd overall, by Houston after a strong senior season at Virginia Tech.

LOHD Update: South Carolina center Chris White agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent, the Eagles announced Monday. Also Clemson football news -following the draft, Merriweather, Bennett and Gilliam agreed to free agent deals with the Chargers, Panthers and Vikings, respectively.

Clemson releases NCAA violations...

Shame on you. Nothing too major but for some reason this does not surprise me. Slap on the wrist is in order....thoughts?

Sunday, April 29, 2007

More troblue in the air...

Spurrier said little about the Richland County sheriff department’s ongoing investigation of gunfire at an April 14 off-campus party attended by several former and current players. Authorities have questioned tailback Cory Boyd and safety Brandon Isaac about the incident. Spurrier said he does not think the players did anything wrong.

Why must USC athletes found ways to get in trouble or be in the wrong place at the wrong time?

Word on the street is the USC Gamecock Club is going to create a new donor program....a fundraising program designed to raise funds to bail out USC student athletes, hire good attorneys or pay off cops.

Any donors out there?