Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Talk the talk. Let's walk the walk.

He may be the heir to Bundini Brown as the Sweet Science's street poet, but lawdy... someone ought to shut up Floyd "The Mouth that Always Goes South" Mayweather Sr. 

He talked smack against Pacman when he was in the corner of Oscar de la Hoya and Ricky Hatton. And each time out, his fighter lost and he turned on them. 

And now with the richest fight in boxing history looming, he accuses Pacman of taking steroids. The Champ, who never ducks nay fighter unlike his equally loud-mouthed and obnoxious son, has never tested positive for anything and the latest test proves that. Maybe they should test trainers too? There must be a reason for motormouths to keep truckin' when they should be shuttin'. 

Will the fight happen? Pretty Boy wants the lion's share of the receipts but Pacman's camp wants an even 50-50 split. Then Bob Arum says, "If Mayweather wants to fight, he knows where to call me." Sure but who will do the talking?

That of course brings to mind the Denver Broncos' head coach Josh McDaniels who was taunting the linebackers of the San Diego Chargers with, "We own you!"

As much as I like the Broncos, trash talking by the coach has no place in the game. It's a good thing the Chargers won 32-3. Said Shaun Philips, the Chargers' LB who was one of the subjects of McDaniels' taunts: How much has he really done in this league? He had a team that was 6-0 and now he's looking up at us in second place." Bwahahaha. 

And the Chargers were saying if they hear that smack from a player on the field it leads to a fight, so why shouldn't that happen with a coach? I know one UAAP Assistant Coach who tried that three years ago and when he was confronted in the dugout in front of his team he chickened out.

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