USC and Hawaii provided us late-night viewers something of an entertaining football game, as long as you aren’t a fan of great defenses. While it was surprising to watch a Monte Kiffin-coached defense to give up big play after big play, USC was never in any serious trouble because Hawaii’s defense couldn’t tackle worth a damn. The result: a video game-like 49-36 final score, complete with a heaping pile of offensive yards (524 for the Trojans and 588 for Hawaii — like I said, video game offenses).
Hawaii’s best chance to pull the upset, however, probably ended when starting quarterback, Bryant Moniz, got absolutely destroyed by USC linebacker, Michael Morgan. Moniz had broken the pocket and was trying to get all the yards he could when he ran, head-first, into the forearm/shoulder area of Morgan, who delivered a knock-out blow that took Hawaii’s quarterback out of the game.
Granted, considering Hawaii’s just-as-poor-as-USC’s defense, an upset was never really something the Trojans had to worry about — Matt Barkley’s stellar game had a lot to do with that — but you can guaran-damn-tee Lane Kiffin’s defense will be put through their paces in USC’s upcoming practices.
“Defensively, we didn’t play very well, obviously,” Kiffin said. “I’m really disappointed with everything in general.”
That sounds like a recipe for long Labor Day weekend workouts and practices for all involved.
While it sucks for those of you who went the pay-per-view route, it’s hard to dispute Manny Pacquiao’s place in boxing after his absolute destruction of Ricky Hatton. The fight was ended in the second round by a straight left hand that left Hatton out cold, but after two first-round knockdowns, it was clear Pacquiao was the far superior fighter, whose performance leaves boxing scribes wondering just how good the Filipino destruction whirlwind really is.
I’ve poked a little fun at Jose Canseco here before so it’s a great joy to bring you this video of Jose’s “celebrity” boxing match where he took on retired NFL special teams ace, Vai Sikahema this past weekend. If you are tired of Canseco’s steaming piles of horse manure, this video could not have come at a better time.
Good thing you stuck to baseball, Jose. You would’ve gotten killed in the NFL — or any other contact sport, steroids or no. H/t to YBB for posting something so great and satisfying.
Apparently, getting your block knocked off is a traumatic experience and over time, can have lingering effects. However, in some cases, these effects are felt immediately, much like the boxer in the upcoming video. What we have is an under card bout featuring what looks like a couple of club fighters who aren’t afraid to mix it up.
Unfortunately for the one on his back, his opponent hits harder.
I’ve seen a few knockouts in my time but I’ve never seen a boxer continue to box after he got KO’d. And no, I’m not talking about a boxer being out on his feet. I’m talking about a boxer getting blasted and continuing to pump his jab while he’s laying on the floor, knocked out. Obviously, the “work your jab” commands nestled themselves inside his subconscious.
I’ve always been a fan of the Martial Arts scene, even though I’m as gifted in this area as a penguin is at flying. So when I come along something like this, it really needs to be shared. What we have is footage from a Martial Arts competition featuring two members from what looks like the youth bracket. All I can say is keep an eye on the kid away from the camera because I don’t think he sees it coming. At all:
Would it be appropriate to quote Smokey from Friday here because I think it goes without saying? What’s worse, I have little doubt the one doing the kicking could take me out just as fast…
Watch out kid, the UFC may be calling you soon. Do you feel up to challenging Kimbo Slice? I’d put my money on the whirlwind tornado kick.