Super Bowl 49 has been set and it’s capped off a pretty low key week in sports. The Seattle Seahawks will take on the New England Patriots in two weeks. Their wins were completely opposite in every way imaginable. The Seahawks played very sloppy the first half of the game and capitalized on the Green Bay Packers mistakes in the second half. The New England Patriots out played, out classed and dominated the Indianapolis Colts. I believe Super Bowl 49 will be a great game but my prediction is that Tom Brady will win his fourth Super Bowl and retire. I believe he will go out on top and not take a chance of taking a beating any more then he has too. He’s a first ballot Hall of Famer and some of his records as the Patriots Quarterback will never be broken. In two weeks we shall see who can call themselves champion.
Speaking of champions, the UFC has got some great things coming ahead. They have three weekends in a row where there are top notch fights. This weekend we had UFC on FOX Sports 1 in Boston that featured a lot of great fights. It definitely made up for the lackluster UFC 182 card. Next week will we have Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson in a fight that will likely determine the next in line for UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones. When it comes to Jones I am still disappointed with him especially since he only spent one night in rehab. He did get a 25,000 dollar fine but that’s chump change for him. I hope he learned from this and come back better then ever. January will wrap up the night before Super Bowl 49 and we will see Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz in which will be nothing but violence all around. That will cap off January but trust me when I say there will be more great fights to talk about this year.
In other MMA new, Bellator signed the infamous Kimbo Slice. Rumors are swirling that he will fight Tito Ortiz and possibly Brock Lesnar if he signs with Bellator. I think it’s pathetic that Tito feels he has to fight a “big name” to justify his legacy. I am sorry but Kimbo proved when he fought in the UFC he is not a disciplined fighter. I really wish Tito would move up weight and present a challenge to Lesnar. That will never happen because Ortiz knows he would get killed. Bellator has a chance to put out some great matches but signing Kimbo Slice is not the answer. Bellator is the only thing left as an alternative to the UFC. If they go out of business you will see a lot of talented fighters out of the business.
There has been much talk this week about the long anticipated fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. It is not a secret that I have a strong disliking Floyd and what he represents. I respect his ability as a fighter and his skill in the ring but I support people who integrity and a strong character. I am not saying Pacquiao is an angel but I’ve never seen him in the news for beating a woman and threatening his kids. I do believe Money and PacMan would shatter all pay-per-view records and put boxing back to the forefront. I’ve said it a lot in the last few years that boxers still make more money but MMA has much more of a following and fan base then boxing does. This fight would have the whole world talking whether you liked or hated each guy. I even think non-boxing fans would tune in for this fight. Only time will tell to see if this fight actually happens.
As you can see I am totally about violence this week but I know great fights when I see them and hear about them. Before you know it I will be talking about baseball and NASCAR. That shows you how close baseball season and the Daytona 500 is. As always be safe, be strong and believe in yourself. Controversy Doesn’t Come Without Criticism!