May 4th, 2011
To be honest, I’ve got to congratulate Mr. Obama on what unfolded with the Navy SEALS and the attempted-capture/death of Osama bin Laden. I’m congratulating our President, because ultimately he had to approve the mission. I was kind of shocked when Mr. Obama was elected President because we were in a war and he has no military experience; but I think a lot of this goes back to the groundwork laid by the Bush administration, because Bush did sign the Patriot Act (that Obama disagreed with as a Senator). Also, some of the credit should go to Obama for not actually closing down Gitmo, like he said he would. So, once again I want to thank Mr. Obama for saying yes to the mission and great job to the US Navy SEALS who got the job done.
The fights were very interesting Saturday night. The Aldo/Hominick fight, in my eyes, was fight of the night. I had never seen Aldo fight before, but I’m familiar with Hominick. Aldo did well in the first half of the fight, but you could kind of see him tire just a little bit later on. Hominick got hit with some heavy punches, but that guy’s got heart and I don’t think he had any plans of giving up that fight. Next, I watched Randy and figured he was going to be in trouble when he didn’t get Machida to the ground in the first round. I hate seeing Randy go out on a loss, but that’s just the way it is I guess. If there was one fighter than I tried molding myself after, in the octagon, it would be Randy. So, good luck to him in whatever he’s got going on next. As for the GSP/Shields fight, I really believed GSP was going to tear Shields up. The fight didn’t go like I thought it would at all. Let me tell everybody now, I like GSP, he’s a good guy and he’s somebody I wouldn’t mind sitting next to on a plane ride or at a supper table. So don’t think that I’m talking out of bitterness for the two losses, I’m speaking through experienced eyes that have been in these situations. GSP actually looked worse in this fight than I’ve ever seen him before. I really feel like Georges fights not to lose, he just doesn’t fight to win anymore. I like Georges, I like watching him fight, I wish there was some way I could help him to get that hunger back inside of him. Georges has the potential of being so much better than what we’ve seen recently. If Jake had won one more round he would have won the fight, based on how the judges scored it. So an interesting fight and a little disappointing at being the last fight of the night.
Last weekend, my father-in-law and I went out to the NRA show in Pittsburgh. Those shows are always fun for me because I get to see all my friends and I also get to be around my buddies at Otis, Browning and Hornady. I also got to chat with Heather who works for EAA and also Cage Fitness. All in all a great show, the NRA is my favorite outdoor industry show, and here is a picture someone snapped of me at the Browning booth:
The show description for this week:
Here is the Bible verse for this week: