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The Corner of Controversy and Criticism- 2/22/2015

Before I begin, I just want to send my thoughts and prayers out to Kyle Busch and his wife Samantha. Kyle was involved into a serious crash at Daytona during the Xfinity Series. The result of the crash ended with Kyle having a broken leg and foot. He missed the Daytona 500 and no one is sure how long he will be out. Kyle’s older brother Kurt has been indefinitely suspended due to overwhelming evidence of a domestic dispute between he and his ex girlfriend last year. Kurt has had a history of lashing out and been punished for it in the past. If found guilty I truly believe his career is over.

As for the race itself, the Daytona 500 was a very epic race. The last 20 laps of the race were probably the best laps of racing I have ever seen. It was action packed, and very tense. In the end Joey Logano won the 500 plus mile race. Some of the bigger names like Tony Stewart, Brad Keselowski, and Jeff Gordon did not fair to well. I was really hoping if my personal favorite Dale Jr. didn’t win that Jeff Gordon would have won. Gordon captured the pole, ran great most of the race and really did have a chance before he wrecked to win the race. The NASCAR season has started and is now in full gear.

A season that’s halfway over would be the NBA season, The trade deadline featured some interesting trades. I think the Mavericks, Pistons, and the Cavaliers have all made great moves heading into the deadline. My bold prediction is the Eastern Confrence Finals wills be the Atlanta Hawks against the Cleveland Cavaliers. In the Western Conference I think it will be the Golden State Warriors against the Dallas Mavericks. The teams that didn’t make moves at the deadline will struggle throughout the last half of the season. I guess I will have to wait and see if my bold prediction comes true.

The match of the century was signed this past week on and May 2nd 2015 Manny Pacquiao will take on the legendary and undefeated Floyd Mayweather. This will undoubtedly be the biggest fight in the history of boxing, HBO Sports and pay-per-view. The restless boxing fans have waiting a long time for this big fight and I truly hope it lives up to the hype.  I believe this fight can help boxing rise out of the ashes and become as popular as the UFC is now. I have felt since guys like Lewis, Holyfield, Tyson and Foreman left the ring the sport hasn’t had many people to behind. PacMan and Money is the generations dream match and it’s going to be a long time before we see a fight of this magnitude again.

Speaking of the UFC and their organization, they implemented a new drug testing policy this week. Every fighter will now be tested the nigh of their fight no matter what the costs are. The UFC has had a lot of problems with failed drug tests lately and this is a good way to resolve the problem, I believe if this doesn’t resolve it I think the UFC will be infront of the United States Congress much like baseball, football and basketball were. I am going to keep monitoring this topic throughout the year and keep you updated on if any more controversy occurs.

It’s been a fun weekend that was highlighted by the Great American Race, the NBA trade deadline and the signing of the biggest boxing match in over a decade. Remember be safe, be strong, and believe in yourself. Controversy Doesn’t Come Without Criticism.!

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