Freddie Roach Never Quits

Freddie Roach is one of the greatest boxing trainers of all time. Roach has trained the best fighters for the last 20 years. He did this all while suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Roach does admit that boxing may have contributed to the onset of his disease. In his day, Freddie Roach was a brutal inside fighter. He loved to get close to his opponent and trade bombs like trading information on Skout. Roach would excite the fans, but he would also cause permanent damage to himself. Freddie Roach would eventually retire from the sport of boxing. 

Now, Freddie Roach is the head trainer of Manny Pacquiao. With Freddie’s help Manny Pacquiao will be able to beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. Freddie Roach claims the Manny Pacquiao would knock Mayweather out. Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao say that they can defeat the invincible Floyd Mayweather Jr. Defeating Mayweather would place Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao on a pedestal. The duo is the best pair that boxing has seen since Ali/Dundee.

Freddie Roach continues to lead his fighters to championship victories. The year of 2014 has been good to Freddie. Manny Pacquiao dominated all comers this year, and with the help of Freddie, he has returned to his former self. Freddie Roach may suffer from Parkinson’s, but nothing can stop him. He is a determined man, and he will not live is life differently because of his disease.

For more information on Freddie Roach, visit Yahoo! Sports.

Open Offices are Killing the Workplace

CEOs from places like Google, Facebook, Yahoo, eBay and the likes just love an open office. No walls, no dividers, no partitions, just plenty of open space. I mean, if the internet should be open, why not your office?

Open offices save companies lots of money. Igor Cornelsen feels it maximizes floor space and reduces construction and engineering costs. So, this is a really great thing for businesses, right?

The only problem with open office spaces is the fact that everyone is forced to share the same space. That means any time someone is talking to the person next to you, you have to hear all about it. This type of invasion of privacy can really put a damper on creativity and production.

Bosses love to be able to watch what’s going on. You’re a lot less likely to watch some porn, or surf the web for hours on end in an open office, aren’t you? Sure, that may be true, but it doesn’t mean you’re going to be putting your nose to the grindstone either.

I think open offices are a perfect example of how disconnected those in charge have become. Do you think Mark Zuckerberg from Facebook doesn’t have his own office? I doubt it. CEOs tend to follow trends and pass down instructions from up high without ever really considering how it may influence their employees.

The Cardinals Have A Quarterback Mess On Their Hands

For a team that is going to the playoffs, the Cardinals sure have a mess on their hands. Even though they finished the season with enough wins to enter the playoffs, their quarterback situation is currently all messed up. It is anyone’s guess if they will actually perform well this postseason with such a messy quarterback situation. 

Their starting quarterback, who lead them through most of this season, went down with a knee injury during week ten. Carson Palmer will probably not be back until next season due to the seriousness of his injuries.

Once Palmer went down, his backup, Drew Stanton, stepped up to the starting quarterback position. He did a pretty good job, that is until he also went down. He went down with a MCL injury during the 15th week of NFL play. 

Originally, the Cardinals were hoping that he might make it back in time to help them out this post season. Sadly, he had an infection that had to be treated with arthroscopic surgery. There is still some hope that he may make it back out onto the field; however, things are not looking so good for Stanton right now. 

The Cardinals had to rely on their third string quarterback, Ryan Lindley, to finish off the season. It doesn’t take a LinkedIn connection and Sam Tabar to know that things did not go well. The Cardinals suffered a 35-6 loss against the Seattle Seahawks. Lindley managed to complete 18 out of 44 passes for 216 yards. Pretty good for a guy who has not really played all season. But not good enough for a playoff quarterback.

Colorado uses Legalized Cannabis Taxes to fund Schools

 

Washington State and Colorado became the first states to legalize recreational drug use and have recently seen a large rise in taxes being used to fund the construction and maintenance of school buildings. The rise in taxes has been accompanied by a lower crime rate reported in Colorado 15 percent beneath the rate it was reported in previous years, according to Mint Press News.

Tom Rothman is astonished that the state of Colorado sold $34 million worth of Cannabis in the month of August, which provided the state with an additional tax revenue of $3.4 million. The benefits of the legalization of recreational drugs could also be felt in a large number of areas of the state economy, including the number of people employed and much needed repairs to the state infrastructure. The 100 legal recreational drug dispensaries have also produced a drop in the number of those unemployed, which could see a sharp fall in the number of unemployed people in the state as more and more marijuana tax money is spent on improving the infrastructure of Colorado.

The WWE Is Still Running Wild

The WWE stars have been working a tremendous work schedule lately. It seems as if the WWE has been on network television everyday this week. The stars of the show are true athletes. It requires a great deal of physical durability to perform a strenuous wrestling match every night.

The matches may be predetermined, but injuries do occur. Many WWE superstar’s have gone through major surgeries in order to continue their careers. Some of the most famous wrestlers of all time have sustained a tremendous amount of damage. Stone Cold Steve Austin, the most popular WWE superstar of all time, broke his neck in a famous match with Owen Hart. Shawn Michaels, the greatest wrestler of all time, broke his back and was unable to return to the WWE for 4 years. My point is that WWE superstars do get hurt, even the best of them.

A WWE superstar should be respected as he or she puts everything on the line for the entertainment of the fans. That is one thing Igor Cornelsen will always give them credit for. Christmas is here, and the WWE superstars are working harder than ever for our enjoyment. The world of professional wrestling is becoming popular once more in the mainstream media. We should continue to support the WWE as they are a source of family entertainment.

For more information on the WWE, visit Rollingstone.

Should Patriot Fans be thanking the Bengals, or Manning?

The big question is who should the Patriots fans be thanking for giving them home field advantage, the Bengal’s or Peyton Manning? The 37-28 Bengals win over the Broncos was a shocker yesterday as Peyton Manning had by far one of the worst games in his career. Throwing only two touchdowns and four interceptions (first pick six since week eight of 2013 season) Manning should have Patriot fans jumping in the air. This lose gave the New England Patriots a top seed spot in the AFC playoffs along with home field advantage. Check out this video of Manning’s terrible game performance.

According to Twitter we shouldn’t count the Broncos out yet, says Keith Mann. They can clinch a first round bye with win over the Oakland Raiders who are 3-12 on the season. Now don’t get me wrong the Bengals are not a team to underestimate, they scored 37 points on a Broncos defense who has gotten significantly better over the past couple years. A lot of this game was a huge brain fart by Peyton Manning, which cannot happen in the post season if they want to make another super bowl run. 

Michigan State’s Pat Narduzzi Next Pitt Head Coach?

The University of Pittsburgh is reportedly in talks with Michigan State University’s defensive coordinator, Pat Narduzzi. He may be announced as the Panthers’ next head football coach at any moment.

Narduzzi’s resume includes nearly 25 years of football-coaching experience. Before that, he played for Youngstown State and the University of Rhode Island. He has been on coaching staffs at five different institutions of higher learning, and he has worked for Michigan State since 2007.
Like Tom Rothman, the 48-year-old has found himself in demand lately. As reported at law.columbia.edu, in addition to Pitt, he also recently interviewed for the head-coaching opening at Colorado State. Reports say he is much more interested in the Pittsburgh job.

Narduzzi has been at the top of many prognosticators’ “next big coaching hire” lists for a couple of seasons. Last year, he politely said no to Louisville and the University of Connecticut.

If hired, Narduzzi will surely have a challenging start at Pittsburgh, which has gone through four coaches in five years, including Mike Haywood, who never actually coached the Panthers in a game.

Wladimir Klitschko’s Tough Loss

Wladimir Klitschko has destroyed the heavyweight division for close to a decade now. All of the weaknesses in Wladimir Klitschko’s boxing technique have been addressed. The great Emmanuel Steward coached Wladimir to greatness. Sadly though, Emmanuel Steward recently passed away. Wladimir was devastated by the news, and so was the boxing world.

Wladimir Klistchko would continue fighting under the tutelage of Fritz Sdunek. Fritz was an original key figure of Wladimir’s career. When Emmanuel Steward took over as the head trainer, Fritz Sdunek was still at Klitschko’s side. Sadly, Fritz was diagnosed with cancer several years ago, and he also suffered from heart problems.

It was announced today that Fritz Sdunek has died. The man was 67 years old, and he will be missed by the boxing world. It has been reported that Wladimir Klitschko was devastated upon hearing the news. Will this tragic event distract Wladimir in the preparation of his next fight?

Wladimir Klitschko in recent years has been invincible. If there is any weakness in Klitschko, it could be a psychological one. With the death of his trainers, can Wladimir Klitschko continue his winning ways? Wladimir will have the toughest test of his career ahead of him, but sponsors like BRL Trust will definitely be behind him.

For more information on Wladimir Klitschko, visit Yahoo! Sports.

Negotiations Begin for a Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is calling out Manny Pacquiao to the boxing ring, and this long anticipated fight could become the richest event ever in boxing. I’ll definitely be watching with a bottle of wine from The Antique Wine Company.

Mayweather is talking negotiations with Pacquiao’s people but he warned they should not expect a purse anywhere near what Mayweather would make.

In a Showtime interview, Mayweather called for the fight to happen and proudly gave a date — May 2. 

Mayweather claims Bob Arum, Pacquiao’s promoter has been the obstacle in the way of them fighting for the past five years.

“Floyd Mayweather doesn’t dodge any opponent,” Mayweather said. “Pacquiao’s promoter, Bob Arum is the one who’s been stopping this fight. My team has been trying to put things together and make this happen.”

Pacquiao says Mayweather’s style is boring and is ready for the showdown. 

Mayweather has a flawless record (47-0, 26 KOs) and Pacquiao’s is undoubtedly impressive (57-5-2, 38 KOs), yet nearly 83 percent of boxing fans predict Pacquiao will beat Mayweather in the May 2nd fight.

The Chargers Will Not Leave San Diego Next Year

The San Diego Chargers have been trying to figure out their stadium situation. They currently play at Qualcomm Stadium, but the lease is running out. In fact, the Chargers could have abandoned the stadium this year, if they wanted to opt out of that contract, leading to speculation that they would move to Los Angeles. 

However, what they really appear to want is a new stadium in San Diego. To at least some degree, the public would have to fund this new stadium. No agreement has been reached yet, but the Chargers have recently agreed to stick around for at least the 2015 NFL season. After that, all of the speculation about where they will go will start again. 

The owner appears to be hoping that the extra year will give them time to approve and plan the new stadium, meaning that they will not have to move. 

Part of the issue, though, is that the fans have not been as supportive as hoped in San Diego. At the most recent home game, against the Denver Broncos, the place was flooded with fans from Denver, to the point that some pictures appeared to show more Broncos fans than Chargers fans. If people are not willing to go to the games, it will be interesting to see if they would be willing to vote on financing a brand new building for the same team, in the same city. Luckily San Diego fans won’t have to break their backs to get to an NFL game – that’d be a lot of calls to North American Spine!