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Sports Adjusting to Covid – “Fake Fans”

By Jannah Bolds
EIC, The Bold Opinion

 

Since the rise of Covid-19, the world (cough.. the US) has been struggling with the thought of getting back to normal-life operations. Returning to work and attending leisure activities are two of the main driving forces inducing the urge during these immense times, and the reintroduction of professional sports have people bursting with inquisitive anxiety.  Continue reading Sports Adjusting to Covid – “Fake Fans”

UMBC’s buzzer beater heats up NCAA tournament

By Deke Lloyd
Writer, Contributor 

UMBC stands for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. It’s a small university less than 10 miles from downtown Baltimore, with a little over 13,500 students attending. Before Friday, this little known university was looking for their first win in the NCAA Basketball Tournament, but made history after it was over.

UMBC’s mascot is the Retriever, like the breed of dog, and the basketball team lived up to the underdog moniker to even get into the big dance. The Retrievers play in the American East Basketball conference, which is a small conference with only one way to get into the NCAA Tournament, and that is to win the American East Basketball Tournament. UMBC advanced to the finals against Vermont, who was riding a 15 game winning streak coming into the game and the favorites to clinch the automatic bid. Continue reading UMBC’s buzzer beater heats up NCAA tournament

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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