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  • The (Mis)Matchmaking Problem

    The (Mis)Matchmaking Problem

    Boxing, Tom Lembo July 17, 2014 at 12:03 pm 0 comments

    Boxing has a powerful advantage over all of the other major sports, in theory, the best matches can be made on a regular basis and fans can get to see what they want to see. Of course politics and promoters, managers and advisors, trainers and fighters, networks and sanctioning organizations […]

  • The Troubled Josh Gordon

    The Troubled Josh Gordon

    NFL, Tom Lembo July 12, 2014 at 9:58 pm 0 comments

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, immensely talented athlete who threatens to ruin all of his potential because he can’t stop (drinking, smoking weed, speeding, committing acts of violence, gambling, partying). As far as we know, current (and maybe soon to be former) Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh […]

  • Canelo Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara Preview

    Canelo Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara Preview

    Boxing, Tom Lembo July 7, 2014 at 12:00 am 0 comments

    On Saturday July 12th on Showtime PPV worlds collide as rising Mexican sensation Canelo Alvarez (43-1-1, 31 KO) takes on Cuban defector Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12 KO) from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The non-title bout will be contested at a catch-weight of 155 lbs. There is a […]

  • Mid-Year 2014 Boxing Awards

    Mid-Year 2014 Boxing Awards

    Boxing, Tom Lembo June 30, 2014 at 12:43 am 0 comments

    Now that half of 2014 is in the books, it’s time to reflect on the best boxing has had to offer this year. I will share my picks for Upset of the Year, KO of the Year, Round of the Year, Trainer of the Year, Fighter of the Year and […]

  • The Next Pay-Per-View Star

    The Next Pay-Per-View Star

    Boxing, Tom Lembo June 23, 2014 at 12:07 am 1 comment

    With Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather in the championship rounds of their careers now is a perfect time to explore who will take over and become the next stars to excite boxing fans for years to come. The torch was passed through the heavyweight division in the 1990’s with pay-per-view […]

  • Size Doesn’t Matter

    Size Doesn’t Matter

    Boxing, Tom Lembo June 11, 2014 at 7:23 am 0 comments

    Why don’t you watch boxing anymore? Because the heavyweight division isn’t fun like it was in the 90’s? That’s like saying you won’t watch football because the running backs are marginalized in today’s pass-happy style. It’s like saying you won’t watch golf after Tiger Woods or tennis after the Williams’ […]

  • 2014 NBA Playoffs – Finals Preview

    2014 NBA Playoffs – Finals Preview

    NBA, Tom Lembo June 2, 2014 at 10:17 pm 0 comments

    We meet again!  As I predicted in the Conference Finals preview there will be a rematch of last year’s excellent NBA Finals.  This is the first Finals rematch since Michael Jordan led the Chicago Bulls over the Utah Jazz in 1997 and 1998.  I’m 10-4 in predicting playoff series and […]

  • Miguel Cotto vs. Sergio Martinez Preview

    Miguel Cotto vs. Sergio Martinez Preview

    Boxing, Tom Lembo May 28, 2014 at 9:00 pm 0 comments

    The legitimate middleweight title is on the line Saturday, June 7th on HBO PPV as champion Sergio Martinez (51-2-2, 28 KO) defends against Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31 KO) from New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden.  I won’t bore you with any of the lackluster undercard fights because this main […]

  • 2014 NBA Playoffs – Conference Finals Preview

    2014 NBA Playoffs – Conference Finals Preview

    NBA, Tom Lembo May 16, 2014 at 10:56 pm 0 comments

    The 2014 NBA Playoffs roll on, as the Conference Finals tip off Sunday in Indiana, so it’s time to look ahead and see which two of the final four teams are going to play for the title in June. I went 2-2 in the semifinals and 6-2 in round one for a […]

  • Top 10 Pound for Pound Fighters

    Top 10 Pound for Pound Fighters

    Boxing, Tom Lembo May 13, 2014 at 11:14 am 0 comments

    Who really are the best of the best in the world of boxing? This list is my top ten fighters regardless of weight class, what they’ve done to get there and what’s next in their careers. 10. Mikey Garcia (34-0, 28 KO) Age 26, super featherweight, Ventura, California The Garcia […]