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Guts, glory…Sweat and tears

Mayweather will not lose

…And let me tell you why.

Quick recap though:
  • Undefeated Welterweight, American boxer, Floyd “Money” Mayweather (AKA the short, arrogant, trash-talker)
  • Irish Mixed Martial Arts fighter, Conor McGregor (AKA the slightly taller, arrogant, trash-talking ginger)
  • So much trash talking happened that Floyd talked his way out of retirement, and McGregor, out of his own sport.
  • Money $ Money $ and more Money $
  • BoOM!
  • August 26th Match was formed

So the reason why McGregor will not win is because I guarantee you this competition is done solely for the payouts! We can clearly see that Floyd is about his greenback, with an allegedly estimated $100 million guarantee, while Conor’s rumored to pocket $30 million.

Although money motivates many, it isn’t the only reason why I believe the Irishman will not be victorious.

Put your thinking hats on for a moment…

If McGregor, an experienced MMA fighter, comes over and dethrones one of American history’s most successful boxers, the sports world would lose their minds! Not just from the initial shock that Mayweather would no longer have a perfect score card, but because that would be the beginning of a new dynamic to everything combative sport related!

Sounds like one hell of a bragging right for McGregor fans, but I’m almost certain the American Boxing Association (ABA) and any other affiliate DO NOT want to diminish reputations and change the game for ever. There are reasons why there are different fighting leagues to begin with!

Can you imagine that though? Just think about what doors that could potentially open AND close under the combative sports umbrella. 

If McGregor wins, which again, I seriously doubt, it will shift A LOT around for combat sports from here on out.
We aren’t ready for all that.

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Written by Jannah B

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Ga Southern Eagles: The offensive struggle is real

The message is in the title, ladies and gentlemen.

I have made a point to keep an eye on my Eagles, since I left campus in 2013. I try to keep an unbiased perspective on the team’s performance, so I will say this…Since the Eagles moved into the Sun Belt Conference, they have really struggled to keep that strong, southern momentum that made them great years ago. So what happened? Could it have been Monken’s move to GA Tech? Losing key players, like McKinnon and Wilcox ,to the NFL? Could be a number of factors, to be honest.

BUT let me tell you what I see, and have always seen since my football editor days. I see a football program who has failed to fix their weaknesses behind the ball. The main weakness is at the lead position, quarterback!

Don’t get me wrong, the quarterbacks themselves aren’t the problem, maybe, but offense definitely needs to migrate to a more passing offense. It’s always been a “Georgia Southern Characteristic” to have a strong rushing offense. That’s all fine and dandy, but without having a well balanced offense, the Eagles and their football program, unfortunately, won’t get too far.

Game ending stats weren’t of my surprise. It was actually a dead giveaway to why the Eagles took home the “L” and should have sent a CLEAR message to the entire football program. Take a look and tell me what you see.


The Eagles have always used the option run and scouted talented runners, but what they need is to develop a much stronger passing game. How else will they dominate their division and tackle more challenging schools? (no pun intended)

Thoughts?

World Series 2016’s most valuable piece of history

By Jannah Bolds

It’s been 108 years since the Chicago Cubs have seen World Series lights, and yesterday in Game 7, the Cubs broke a streak that seemed to have lifted a century-long curse.

But I’m not here to talk about what everyone else’s headlines say. Of course we know who won the series, but there is something that might be more valuable that came from yesterday’s event that still exists today, and will forever; the game ball.

Apparently game balls are very important pieces of history. (As I reflect on the iconic baseball movie, The Sandlot, where Benny ‘The Jet’ Rodriguez hopped that fence for a Babe Ruth autographed ball. lol) So, did you catch where this year’s game ball went after that last out?

Let’s see if you can spot it in the video!

Yup, you saw right! Cubs’ infielder Anthony Rizzo pocketed that puppy! Can you blame him? What would you do?

If you understand the gravity of those exact moments, what do you think could come from this? This was the World Series guys. The last time Chicago got to this level was in 1945 against the Detroit Tigers, and lost. Events like these are once in a life time opportunities. Let that sink in.

So let’s say that he DID, in fact, keep the ball for himself. That would be a token to keep in the family FOREEEVVERRRRRR! (another sandlot reference)

Actual game balls don’t resurface often. A ball used in last year’s world series, between the Royals and Mets is still up for sale on MLBshop.com for $1,499.99. Not the game ending ball, just one of the many balls played that day; just one. Autographed memorabilia balls from this year are being sold online too. I spotted one for a cool $3,000 … with free shipping lol.

Seats at this game were even priced between $250 – $10,000, according to an on-air report from StubHub during the last inning of the game. Seats behind Chicago’s dugout were fetching way way more than that! StubHub recorded a sale of two tickets for $23,402 each. E.A.C.H! WTF lol The sale coming from someone in the Chicago area.

I guess a once in a life time opportunities yield once in a life time experiences and prices eh?