Daily Archives: November 18, 2006

Our Portnoy, but who’s complaining?

Meet Christine, este, Kristen (accent, please, on the second syllable). Hopping from blog to blog early this morning, I lit on Happy Slip, which contains brutally hilarious takes on Fil-Am life. Yes, it’s the (very good-looking) Second Generation, and it’s striking back. Addicting viewing.



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Fight night

Again, on the eve of another Manny Pacquiao fight, the website of choice is Pacland. Unlike the first fight with Erik Morales, this third bout (or "stanza," in the sportswriter’s easily parodied lingo) seems to enjoy a consensus among analysts and fans alike. This page gives one a good idea of the conventional wisdom. (Don’t skip the lively comments thread.)

It seems more than one sportswriter thinks the only way for El Terrible to win is to go for a knockout in the first five rounds. I’m not too sure about that; if I remember right, Erik has always been a slow starter. But as the efficient, incisive Quinito Henson has noted, Morales has the edge in strategy. He just might make a slam-bang opening round happen.

Tiger Boxing has a lengthy, well-considered appreciation of the Pacquiao-Morales trilogy.


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