Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Summary of this Weekend

        This weekend was one of the most jam-packed weekends for sports ever. It featured a thriller of a Kentucky Derby race that saw American Pharaoh win the race. It also featured a game-winning shot from Chris Paul that propelled the Clippers to a series victory over the defending champion San Antonio Spurs. It featured the NFL Draft and it featured Mayweather-Pacquiao, of course.
        The Clippers-Spurs series was a great series that had it all: Spurs take a 3-2 series lead and then lose on a game-winning shot by Paul in Game 7. Without a doubt, this was one of the more competitive series of the playoffs. In the four wins, Paul had 28.0 ppg and 8.5 apg. In the three losses, Paul had 15.7 ppg and 7.0 apg. He was out for Game 1 of the Conference Semifinals against Houston, but why did that matter? The Clippers won that game in Houston.
        The NFL Draft really saw no surprises. Jameis Winston goes No. 1, Marcus Mariota goes No. 2. Not many trades happened during the NFL Draft's first round and all the rumored trades (i.e. Jay Cutler to the Titans) that were discussed didn't happen.
        As for the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, a lot of boxing purists criticized the fight, saying that there wasn't any blood. What were you expecting? Mayweather has a defensive style. Of those 48 wins in his boxing career, 26 of those were by knockout. If Pacquiao has his shoulder healed up, then this wouldn't have been as boring of a fight as boxing fans were saying. Of course, Mayweather's notorious for his defensive style and it consists of this:

        Boxing fans say that if he fought somebody who actually fights like Mike Tyson or Roberto Duran, then Floyd would've been KO'ed quickly. Or at least he would've been made to work even more than usual.

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