Why I Don’t Do NCAA Brackets

So, it finally happened, huh? A 16-seed finally beat a 1-seed, huh? I mean, based on probability, it was bound to happen eventually, son. However; I never expected a 1-seed to get blown out, man. To make matters worse, the Virginia Cavaliers weren’t just a 1-seed in the NCAA Tournament, fam. They were the number-one overall team in the country, bruh. All in all, that makes their lose to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County that much worse, folks. Keeping it a buck, this is EXACTLY why I don’t do brackets, people.

Ok, for those who are unaware, March Madness is in full swing. Frankly, if anybody doesn’t know that, I’m assuming that something is wrong with them, son. In any case, the Cavaliers were the popular pick to win this year’s title. Now, despite the fact that they’ve been hit-or-miss in the tourney over recent years, people figured that they’d finally get it together. Well, apparently, the UMBC Retrievers didn’t get the memo, man. Shit, after the dust settled, they beat the best team in the country by twenty points. On the real, after watching the game, I can’t even say it was a fluke, fam. Shit, they legitimately had a good game plan against the Cavaliers.

Moving on, this post isn’t necessarily about Virginia. It’s more so about the fact that March Madness is so chaotic, there’s no way my frugal ass could risk losing money on a bracket. Bruh, only a smaaaaaall percentage of us actually know what the fuck we’re doing, son. In spite of that, NO ONE got shit right this time around, man. All I know is, I’m not about to put my hard-earned cash on the line and leave it in the hands of underage drinkers. Hell, I know how foolish I was in college, so I already know there’s no rhyme or reason to how this tournament is going to go, fam.

In the end, my condolences to everyone who put all of their bread on Virginia. Listen, I would say my heart goes out, but my bank account is looking fine. Next time, maybe people would know better than to lose their savings on a hectic brand of basketball. Ultimately, college ball is the least predictable shit on the planet, bruh. By and by, don’t let the brokeness prevail. LC out.


What I Learned From Deontay Wilder & Luis Ortiz

So, the fight between Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz finally happened, huh? After all of the delays, suspected suspensions and general tomfoolery, these two dudes finally got inside the ring. All I can say is, the preceding nonsense was worth it, son! I mean, I was highly, HIGHLY entertained by this match, man! In any case, despite Wilder’s knockout win, both men had their moments. All in all, there was A LOT to take away from this fight, fam.

To begin, let’s talk about Wilder, bruh. Keeping it a buck, that dude is a warrior, son. Look, there were several times during that fight where Ortiz was fucking him up, man. By my score, Wilder lost the first four rounds, fam. Ok, yes, he did score a knockdown against Ortiz in the fifth round. However; other than that, Wilder was getting thoroughly outclassed. Not to mention, Ortiz was whooping the living shit out of him in that seventh round. Real talk, if Wilder was some regular ass fighter, the bout would have been stopped. Shit, Wilder must’ve gotten hit with like 30 unanswered punches, bruh. Look, if Wilder tries some shit like that against Anthony Joshua, he’s getting finished, for sure.

Now, in regards to Ortiz, I think this fight showed that he’s the better technical fighter. Initially, it took him a couple of rounds to figure out how to get around Wilder’s reach. After that, he was pretty much hitting Wilder at will. In addition, his seventh round dominance was so clear, the judges scored it 10-8 despite the fact there was no knockdown. Frankly, I feel like Ortiz got bamboozled in that round. Hell, if this was any other fight, the referee would’ve stopped the contest, son. By and by, Ortiz ended up losing because he got tired and subsequently got caught by Wilder’s right hand.

Moving on, let’s talk about these judges, man. Now, at the time of the stoppage, all three judges had Wilder winning 85-84. Dude, what fucking fight were they watching, fam?! Listen, there’s a legit argument that outside of that fifth round knockdown and tenth round knockout, Wilder lost every round. On the real, there’s NO WAY he was winning that fight, bruh! Look, Wilder NEEDED that knockout to win, son! Ortiz was picking him apart with his accuracy. *Sigh* This is the type of shit that makes people hate boxing, folks. Seriously, these judges didn’t even try to hide their biases, people. All I know is, it’s disgusting, brethren.

In the end, the ball is now in Anthony Joshua’s court. Ultimately, if he gets past Joseph Parker, he can no longer avoid Wilder, son. At this point, there’s no one else for Joshua to fight, man. At the end of the day, these promoters can miss me with that Jarrell Miller talk, fam. Joshua doesn’t need to fight Miller, bruh. He needs to rumble with the heavyweight champion he’s been ducking: Wilder. In my eyes, that showdown better go down before the end of 2018. LC has spoken! Good day.

Don’t Ruin This, Canelo!

Dammit, Canelo Álvarez! Say it ain’t so, son! Please tell me that Canelo isn’t just another juicer, man! All I know is, his positive drug test better NOT ruin the rematch between him and Gennady Golovkin! Real talk, boxing fans have been waiting for this matchup, fam. With that being said, we need to get to the bottom of this potential scandal ASAP!

Ok, for those who missed it, Canelo just popped hot for a performance-enhancing drug. Apparently, he tested positive for clenbuterol. Now, historically, this substance has been used as a weight-loss drug for bodybuilders and an enhancer for other athletes. Anyway, in response to his positive test, Canelo blamed contaminated Mexican meat. Listen, that may sound like a bunch of bullshit, but he may have a case, bruh. As a matter of fact, back in 2011, the Mexican national football team was also busted for clenbuterol. But, they were later acquitted after the World Anti-Doping Agency determined that the positive tests were caused by bad food.

Now, the problem is, there’s also a history of boxers using this substance fraudulently. For example, Érik Morales, Lucas Browne and Francisco Vargas all served suspensions for clenbuterol use. So, it’s a little hard for me to automatically believe Canelo’s story, son. In my eyes, him using drugs makes sense. I mean, he’s facing GGG, one of the hardest-hitting middleweights in history. Real talk, Canelo doesn’t want to get put on his ass. From that standpoint, he was probably looking for an extra boost, man. Either way, I still want to see this fight, fam.

In the end, Canelo better prove his case, bruh. Ultimately, if this fight gets cancelled, I may have to fight someone myself, son. By and by, I’m getting sick of all of these drug scandals in combat sports. At the end of the day, this nonsense always seems to delay/cancel the fights we want to see. *Sigh* Let’s just get to the boxing, folks! That is all. LC out.

What Do Y’all Want From This Site?

So, today’s post is going to be a little bit different, son. Basically, I’d like to have a direct dialogue with my audience, man. With that being said, I want to ask a simple question: what does everyone want to see on this site? Now, at this point, I’ve spent a number of years just rambling about whatever crossed my mind. On the real, I’m super thankful for everybody who holds me down, fam. In any case, I’ve never really taken the time to cater to the needs of my supporters. Well, that changes today, bruh!

All in all, I’d like to hear from all of the fine folks out there. So, what kind of topics would people like to see me touch on? Is there a different format that I should consider embracing? Feel free to let me know on any of my platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or right here on this site. Side bar, my handle is “icbfdotcom” on all of those social media sites. Thanks a lot, brethren. LC out.

P.S. Shout-out to my wife Triciah for giving me the idea to do this. Love ya, babe!

LeBron James Traded EVERYONE!

Now, look, I don’t actually believe that LeBron James is single-handedly responsible for all of the Cleveland Cavaliers‘s moves before the NBA trade deadline. However; it’s just funnier to phrase it that way, son. With that being said, “The Land” OD’ed yesterday, man. I mean, I knew they were struggling and needed help. But, I never expected them to make so many damn changes in one shot. All in all, they had a BUSY ass day yesterday, fam!

So, let’s recap all of the tomfoolery that went down, bruh. Now, long story short, the Cavs no longer look like the Cavs we’re used to. Isaiah Thomas? Gone. Dwyane Wade? Gone. Derrick Rose? Gone. Iman Shumpert? Gone. Channing Frye? Gone. Jae Crowder? Gone. Lawrence Charles? Gone. Ok, maybe not me, but we all get the picture, son. Basically, the entire roster was sent to either the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers, Utah Jazz or Sacramento Kings. In their place, the Cavs got back Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance, Jr., George Hill and Rodney Hood.

Anyway, I’m not surprised that the Cavs made moves before the deadline. However; I’m surprised that they made so many moves, man. Listen, the Cavs sucked, fam. I mean, REALLY sucked, bruh. Keeping it a buck, this season gave me a whole new appreciation for Kyrie Irving. Shit, that man went to the Boston Celtics and made them legit title contenders. On the other hand, he left the Cavs in COMPLETE disarray, son. The way I see it, the Cavs had no chance of making it back to the Finals with their current team. Frankly, it was either do or die, man.

In the end, we’ll see if all of these trades make any damn difference. Ultimately, the Celtics are the team to beat in the East, fam. In any case, I still don’t see anyone beating the Golden State Warriors anyway. By and by, all of this commotion may be for nothing, bruh. At the end of the day, I’ll be watching, son. On the real, I’ve been waiting for the NBA to get more interesting. Hell, we can’t have the same ass teams competing for the chip every year, man. That is all. LC out.

LeBron James Ain’t Going To Golden State

So, I won’t lie, son. I have no proof that LeBron James wouldn’t go to the Golden State Warriors. Frankly, I’m only making this assertion because my mind can’t grasp that concept, man. Like, my brain can’t handle the idea of LeBron making a superteam even more super, fam. Shit, it was bad enough when Kevin Durant went to GS, bruh! All in all, if LeBron actually went to The Bay, we might as well retire the idea of competition. Real talk, no one seems to want to battle with each other anymore.

Ok, so, for those who missed it, some interesting news just hit the NBA. Now, after this season ends, LeBron has the option to become an unrestricted free agent. Meaning, he could go to any team he wants. Apparently, he stated that if the Warriors were willing to free up some cap space for him, he’d entertain a meeting with them. Man, get the FUCK outta here, son! Good Lord, does everybody just want to play with one another now? Hell, the Dubs already have TWO MVP‘s on their team, fam! Why the fuck would they need another one? Give me a fucking break, bruh!

In the end, I completely understand that all of this is just conjecture, son. However; the idea of this alone infuriates me, man. Ultimately, this type of shit is exactly why I’m losing interest in the NBA, fam. At this point, why should I even bother watching any of these games, bruh? The outcomes are always predetermined because players just want to click up instead of duking it out with each other. On the real, I was originally critical of Kylie Irving, but now I’m happy he’s on the Boston Celtics. By and by, his move broke up some of the monotony, folks. *Sigh* I swear, none of these current players have any competitive spirit, people. It’s fucking disgusting. That is all. LC out.

Floyd Mayweather Better Stay Far Away From MMA

So, let’s be real, son. I mean, Floyd Mayweather is probably trolling us, man. Shit, if nothing else, he’s a master at keeping his name in the spotlight. In any case, I highly, HIGHLY doubt that Mayweather is entertaining an MMA fight. Why? Because he’d get fucking murdered, fam! Listen, as much as I box, I’m also aware of the skill set needed for a mixed martial arts match. With that being said, someone stop Floyd before he gets choked to death.

Ok, for those who missed it, Mayweather seems to be up to something. Just yesterday, he posted a cryptic video on Twitter and Instagram. In it, we can see him walking into an MMA cage, moving around like he’s getting acclimated to the scenery. Now, this is notable for a couple of reasons. First, if he were really entertaining an MMA match, he could make a MASSIVE amount of money. This is especially true if it were against Conor McGregor. Second, him and Dana White previously squashed the idea of him fighting in the UFC. So, this would be a complete about-face. All in all, I’m not exactly sure what Mayweather is trying to say here, if anything, bruh.

Look, it’s no secret that I’m an avid MMA fan, son. Anyway, while I spend a lot of time boxing now, I spent years doing Taekwondo as a kid. Meaning, I know what it’s like to get kicked in the face. Does Floyd? Because that’s EXACTLY the type of shit that will happen in an MMA fight, man. Listen, Mayweather’s boxing pedigree can’t be questioned, but is he ready for all of the other disciplines? Has he grappled before? Does he know what it’s like to get kicked repeatedly on the legs? Shit, if Floyd walks into an octagon, he’s going to get fucking mangled, fam! All I know is, he better get A LOT of practice in before he gets assassinated for money, bruh.

In the end, I don’t even know why I fell for Mayweather’s trap, son. Ultimately, this video probably means nothing and he’s just fucking with us. By and by, I hope that’s the case, man. At the end of the day, if he steps onto the mat against McGregor, then Conor is probably going to head kick the fuck out of Mayweather. Then again, maybe that’s EXACTLY what I want to see, fam. Hey, Dana, make this shit happen, bruh! That is all. LC out.