The Floyd Mayweather Welcome Home Appreciation Post

It’s Friday, and in most cases, this represents the end of another long, grueling work week. Happy hours are on the horizon, and the start of 48 hours of ecstasy are staring us directly in the eye. Fridays are great to begin with. Yet today, August 3, 2012, is in essence an unofficial thug holiday. It’s a day that calls for nights to be celebrated with the closest of friends around the nakediest (no, that’s not a word, but it is now) of strippers with the finest of alcohol. Pop a bottle, smoke a loud pack, grind against something curvaceous and tell her in another place, at another time that if Sallie Mae didn’t have you by the balls you two would be perfect for one another. But instead you just want to make tonight last forever because it symbolizes a moment in time which will not soon be forgotten in American history. What’s so glorious about this certain day? I’m glad you asked.

Floyd Mayweather is a free man after serving what was roughly two months in a Las Vegas jail. And if that’s not cause for a celebration, then quite frankly not much else is either.

First things first, no one employed or affiliated with The Sports Fan Journal advocates domestic violence. It is, indeed, a very real issue plaguing America and one which likely hits home for damn near everyone reading these words. Still, Kenny, Ed and myself are three of the biggest Floyd Mayweather fans on the face of this beautiful planet the hands of God created. Last week, I reached out to these two telling them we had to welcome Floyd Da Gawd back in style. And not just with a regular “hey, Floyd’s great” type post. Nope, that just wouldn’t fly.

So after some soul searching, we came to the consensus that we’d craft a six-step manual for how the second greatest boxer behind Muhammad Ali should enjoy his newfound freedom. Some are lighthearted and comical. Some come with a more serious backbone. But all of them need to happen. Without further ado, ladies and gentleman, Kenny Masenda, Eddie Maisonet and myself, Justin Tinsley, would like to welcome you to The Floyd Mayweather Welcome Home Appreciation scripture.

7 Replies to “The Floyd Mayweather Welcome Home Appreciation Post”

  1. First off, this is just a flat-out tremendous post. Excellent work by you three fine gentlemen.

    Secondly, I think you all need to add the Rev to the mix here as well … I can bring a little racial diversity to the group in the shenanigans and tomfoolery on Floyd’s behalf.

  2. Great post – The energy you guys feel for this fighter just jumps off the page.

    However, I have a problem with “2nd greatest fighter behind Muhammad Ali”. Was that slipped in there to be provocative?

    It’s nearly impossible to compare weight classes and Floyd is a great fighter, but I would not put him ahead of Joe Frazier, Sugar Ray Leonard, Sugar Ray Robinson, Thomas Hearns, Rocky Marciano, Marvin Hagler…

    and Joe Louis.

  3. First of all, as someone whose lone adventure to Sin City was covering some fights around Mayweather/De la Hoya in ’07, I’ll say this right now: you’d never experience the energy of a town for any sporting event like a big fight in Vegas in your life. I mean this with every fiber of my being. Cinco de Mayo, GSW just upset Dallas two nights before, Kentucky Derby, Stanley Cup playoffs heating up, still a NFL Draft buzz two weeks later, baseball in full swing… and fight night. Hotels full of… that life, as you all say. Crazy five days in Vegas.

    Now, that entourage he had against Cotto was the greatest thing I’ve ever seen in my life. It was beautifully random. The only way he could top it is digging up someone even more random, like ‘Paul’ from The Wonder Years or something.

    And as for 50, I’m not sure what that look on his face was about, but that is a legendary photo.

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