Fifty and zero! Floyd Mayweather shocked the world extending his undefeated status in the world of boxing Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Maybe “shocked” is a poor choice of words. Everyone knew Mayweather was going to win. What’s shocking was Conor McGregor’s endurance. I’m surprised he lasted 10 rounds before he got TKO’d. Mayweather’s 50-0 lightweight boxing record surpasses Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 heavyweight boxing record.
Mayweather also collects $100 million dollars for the fight. In boxing, $100 million dollars is the “Powerball” jackpot. No one has ever made that much in a fight. McGregor on the other hand collects $30 million. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) legend earned his respect for putting up a good fight with Mayweather, although McGregor didn’t seem too disappointed. I mean $30 million and sipping on some of his new Irish whiskey after the fight. He seemed A-OK.
One of Richland’s all-time greats has done it again. In the first game of the men’s soccer season, Sean Worley earned his 300th win as head coach, as the national champion Thunderducks beat Angelina College in Lufkin, 2-0. Worley’s 300 puts him in the Top 20 all-time and seventh among the active coaches in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Congrats to Coach Worley and we wish him continued success in his distinguished hall of fame career.
It was another impressive Saturday night for the Dallas Cowboys after defeating the Oakland Raiders, 24-20 in their fourth NFL preseason game in Arlington. Ezekiel Elliott made a brief appearance under the AT&T Stadium lights but it was backup Cowboys quarterback Cooper Rush who put on another impressive exhibition performance. Rush threw 12 completions for 115 yards and a couple of touchdowns. Dak Prescott threw over 100 yards for the second straight week including a 10-yarder to Jason Whitten for six points in the second quarter.
Due to Hurricane Harvey, cities along the Texas Gulf Coast won’t be seeing any sports as they are planning to rebuild once the storm is gone. The Cowboys welcomed the Houston Texans in town with open arms, but the game was cancelled by the NFL on Wednesday so the team could go home to their families and help their communities recover from the storm. High school football at AT&T Stadium could be delayed for weeks.
The Texas Rangers and Houston Astros will square off at an alternate site: Tampa Bay, Florida. There’s been a heated controversy between the in-state rivals over whether the series should be played at Globe Life Park in Arlington with the Astros being the home team. The Rangers made that offer to the Houston fans. The Astros had their concerns saying that the Rangers were selfish and chose not to swap series dates because it would cause a disadvantage.
Rangers manager Jeff Banister, who is from Houston, was livid and fired back. “Just stop with the criticism. Just stop with the divisiveness. Strip the names off the front of the jerseys. Put our arms around each other and help out,” said Banister.
Sports will always be sports but this is NOT the time to be squabbling. It’s revolting that Rangers and Astros fans are bickering about where they should play when people and animals are losing their homes and their lives.
Our in-state neighbors need our help. Games last for hours but love and togetherness last forever. Southeast Texas will recover because they have us, the rest of Texas and America on their side. It could have been any city in turmoil so be grateful. Let’s continue to support our fellow Texans. Keep tuning in to your favorite radio and TV stations, along with the DCCCD and the American Red Cross to see what you can do to help. We are Texas strong .