Saturday, May 8, 2021

Milwaukee's Sergio Pettis Wins Bellator MMA Bantamweight World Championship

 


#1-Sergio Pettis (21-5) defeated c-Juan Archuleta (25-3) via unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46)

 

Sergio Pettis after winning the title:

 

“It feels great [to win a world title in front of his brother, Anthony Pettis]. He’s been telling me I’m one of the best ever since I started this and to finally be able to join him and get my own belt is amazing. It feels like a dream come true. Big thank you to Juan Archuleta for this opportunity and for the fight. You’re a tough athlete, a great father and thank you for everything.

 

“I knew I was just getting the better of the exchanges. He hit me with some good shots but I knew my shots were hitting him a little cleaner, a little bit harder. I was very calculated, calm. He said there was a storm coming and there was heavy tides but I was out here and I was water tonight. I was just flowing. It was my night.

 

“I know Raufeon [Stots] is a great athlete, a great father as well. He’s a great teammate who helped me prep for this fight. My takedown defense was on point thanks Raufeon Stots. It is what it is. He’s got a family to feed. He’s got another kid on the way so it is what it is. I’m not here to take away anyone’s opportunity just because we’re on the same team. I’ll always have love for Rauf but if that’s what it has to be, I guess that’s what it has to be.

 

“I also would like to call out Horiguchi. I would love to represent BELLATOR vs. Rizin. Ant’s got two belts and it’d be a great opportunity to get my second belt as well.”

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Veterans favor Kansas City in the Super Bowl, and give Mahomes the slight edge

Veterans United Home Loans conducted a national poll of Veterans and service members of who they think will win Sunday's BIG GAME. 60.2 percent said they favored Kansas City over Tampa Bay and 55 percent favored Mahomes over Brady.

Check out the results here.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Can I stream the Super Bowl on my computer

  When: Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021; 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

TV and Livestream: CBS/CBS All Access

Halftime Show: The Weeknd will be this year’s Super Bowl Halftime performer. He is a solo artist, not a group as some have reported. Although it is true he does have some mellow stuff.


What channel is the Super Bowl on

  When: Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021; 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

TV and Livestream: CBS/CBS All Access

Halftime Show: The Weeknd will be this year’s Super Bowl Halftime performer. He is a solo artist, not a group as some have reported. Although it is true he does have some mellow stuff.


What time is Super Bowl LV

  When: Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021; 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

TV and Livestream: CBS/CBS All Access

Halftime Show: The Weeknd will be this year’s Super Bowl Halftime performer. He is a solo artist, not a group as some have reported. Although it is true he does have some mellow stuff.


What time is the Super Bowl

  When: Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021; 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

TV and Livestream: CBS/CBS All Access

Halftime Show: The Weeknd will be this year’s Super Bowl Halftime performer. He is a solo artist, not a group as some have reported. Although it is true he does have some mellow stuff.


What time is Super Bowl 55

 When: Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021; 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

TV and Livestream: CBS/CBS All Access

Halftime Show: The Weeknd will be this year’s Super Bowl Halftime performer. He is a solo artist, not a group as some have reported. Although it is true he does have some mellow stuff.

There is no designated time for the halftime show, but a good estimate would be roughly 90 minutes after kickoff, or approximately 8 p.m. ET.

National Anthem: TBD

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Area Man Eats Three Qdoba Burritos in One Sitting

He's used to eating two Chicken Queso Burritos from Qdoba, but the third one proved to be quite the challenge.  Re-live the final three minutes of his hour long quest to make history! Congratulations, Gweeds. You truly are an American Hero.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Where is the 2022 World Cup? Qatar for some reason.



Before I start ranting and bitching about how lame FIFA's decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar instead of the United States is, let me just share with you one passage I found from some random chicks blog describing what summers are like in the middle-eastern country:

I can't begin to explain the heat here! I have no idea how people survived in this country before Samsung and LG start selling airconditioners en mass.

Let me try to give you an idea of this heat if you're lucky enough not to be in Doha right now:

1. It's 11pm and I've just taken a shower. The sun has been down for about 5 hours now. When I turn on the cold water tap the water that comes out is uncomfortably hot. That's right - this is not water coming out of the water heater - this is water from the cold water tap. It's so hot from the sun that boiled the tanker that it stays in during the day (5 hours ago!) 
2. If I walk out of an airconditioned lobby with my sunglasses on they will immediately steam up (you won't believe it until you experience it!)
3. If I walk from the car park to the office block I feel as if I just took a shower - I'll be drenched in perspiration.
4. If I walk outside right now (at 11pm) it is hotter than any English summer midday I've ever experienced (even the heatwave) 
5. I have four airconditioners on in the house and I am still breaking a sweat.
So there are about five million reasons why the United States should have received the World Cup bid over Qatar (ever heard of it before today?), but I'm telling you, the fact that their summers average 115 degree temperatures is enough for me. Also terrible reasons for hosting the Cup in Qatar include the fact that nearly none of their stadiums are built yet, Qatar as a nation is going to be a terrible World Cup team (the host country automatically qualifies), and did I mention already that they are in the Middle East!

I don't want to be offensive here, but hosting the biggest sports tournament in the world doesn't seem like something a middle-eastern country that is smaller than Connecticut is capable of. Then again, I think that is exactly why FIFA chose them to host the 2022 World Cup. Lately when it comes to FIFA, the illogical has become the logical when they are making decisions. The World Cup in South Africa seemed like a bad idea at the time, but the fact that the Cup turned out successful is more reason why FIFA head Sepp Blatter went with unproven Qatar for 2022, and took Russia over more logical choices such as England and Spain for 2018. The whole theory of thinking outside of the box seems to be FIFA's end game right now, and one could argue that they did the same thing when they chose the United States to host back in 1994.

The biggest thing to take away from this announcement, besides the fact that is a terribly stupid one, is that FIFA wants to spread the game and impact countries that wouldn't normally be impacted, and that's ultimately why they chose Qatar. Even though America has better facilities, better transportation, a safer environment, and fan bases from every country in the tournament, FIFA decided to go with the underdog. Nevermind the fact that I'm sure Qatar bribed them with a shitload of money because there's no way in hell they should be hosting this tournament.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

What ever happened to The Bucky Channel?

I feel like I've seen this exact post written one a hundred different blogs out there, so I'm going to keep this short and sweet. After the Packers loss last week to the Bears, I sat at my computer for a good while trying to figure out how to write a column that would be seemingly be going against the grain. Despite everyone panicking that the season was over because we lost to the Bears on the road, I didn't think the loss was that much cause for alarm. I'm not sure if it was because of how mad I was at people that were overreacting or if I was just tired, but I just did not feel like writing the article.

 
As the week went by, I still just did not feel like writing the article, and that has kind of been the problem around here lately. I'm not going to pretend like I'm a terribly busy guy, but when this blog was in it's heyday it's because I was either a) writing it from work, which is impossible now or b) working very little if at all, which gave me mounds of freetime. Hell, I've been planning on this article for five days, and I just haven't been able to.

It sucks because I've seen so many blogs come and go, and while I'm not saying that I'm shutting things down completely, I can now realize why those blogs packed it up and said goodbye. If I really wanted to make this site to be what I really want it to be, that would take up a lot of time and energy that I just don't have right now. Because I've been looking at this as more of a chore than a hobby, I'm probably going to shut it down for awhile. I don't really know what that means, or how long I'll feel like this, but to those of you that have been coming here this week wondering what the hell has been going on, I wanted to write this little blurb.

In the meantime, thanks to everyone who has come here and read the things I've had to say. Thanks to Bear and Gweeds for contributing, thanks to Dan for the good things we were able to do on SportsBubbler, thanks to Wally and PocketDoppler for letting me write some Winks Thinks over there (which I will still probably do on occasion). Thanks to everyone really.

Honestly, if this was my final post I would probably just take the site off of Blogger. I do love writing, and I do love sports, but I just need an extended break right now from The Bucky Channel. Unfortunately, it's going to be an indefinite break and I don't have a timetable for my return. Who knows, maybe in a couple of weeks I'll get the itch, and something will be bound to happen.

Man, Favre is such a douche.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

If Brett Favre isn't retired, then I will retire from Brett Favre

I remember exactly where I was the first day that Brett Favre retired from the Green Bay Packers. 

Not from football exactly, but as it turned out just from the Packers, as this moment would become the first in a long series of quote unquote retirements from the ol' gunslinger, as everyone likes to call him. On that fateful March day, I was covering the La Crosse Aquinas Blugolds basketball team as they were taking part in the state tournament at the Kohl Center in Madison, but my attention was quickly averted to the television in the press area under the stadium. By the time word spread of what was unfolding, at least fifty some press pass wearing individuals were watching Favre trying to keep his tears off of his buttoned-up blue shirt. While the details of that day still remain quite vivid, what I remember most was how much emotion I felt that day, and how sad I was to see my hero walk away.

How quickly things change.

We all know the details of what happened since then. Favre started to get that infamous itch, and then "something was bound to happen". He tried to come back to Green Bay, but Teddy Thompson made his best move to date and shipped him to the Jets. Favre had a successful twelve weeks in New York but then collapsed and the Jets missed the playoffs. He retired again. Next thing you know, Favre was a Purple People Eater and the Vikings led by Favre were beating the Packers at Lambeau Field. Favre took his new team on a clear path to the Super Bowl, threw a terrible pick for no reason against the Saints, and then went into offseason number six where his main objective was to be as coy as possible about his future. Hell, remember the season in 2005 where the Pack went 4-12? I did whatever I could to get to Lambeau for the last game of the season because I thought that was Favre's last game. Clearly, I was fooled. As were we all.

It's easy to see though that the last two years have been quite tumultuous in the life of Brett Favre, and thus so have the lives of anyone that considered/considers themselves a Brett Favre fan. I always like to contend that I was amongst the most diehard of the bunch, owning as much Favre memorabilia as I could get my hands on with my most prized possession being the football he signed for me when I met him at the age of twelve. About two weeks before he ended up "retiring" from the Packers (and I truly believe no word has been used within the context of quotes as the word retirement as when pertaining to Brett Favre), I nearly bought a personalized red training camp jersey with the number four on both sides and the inscription of "GOD" on the back. This guy was my idol, there were no two ways around it.

But now, on the day that he has apparently decided to retire from the NFL for good after 19 years in the league, I feel nothing. My brother text me "No more Favre!" about twenty minutes after the news came down that he was to inform the Vikings he was calling it quits, but for some reason I didn't feel the same joy that I thought I would to see this man finally out of the league. When I came home for lunch, I turned on the 1pm SportsCenter as per usual and even though it was wall-to-wall Favre coverage, I didn't throw a temper tantrum as I had done anytime the network even mentioned his name in the last year. I realized then and there that it didn't and therefore doesn't matter to me anymore whether this man plays another NFL down again. When it comes to Brett Favre, my idol and hero for 16 years, I can honestly say that I just don't give a shit about him anymore (remember, I swear now on this blog. Hey, if Kenny can toss out a "bullshit" out of nowhere on TBS's My Boys, then I can take a little liberty to swear on this half-assed site as well).

The indifference could be because of the fact that I'm not entirely sure that Favre has even retired, but more on that in a moment. What I think is really driving my lack of caring about anything Favre related is that I'm just drained out by it all. Looking back on things, last year was an exhausting year for us Favre haters. First, we had to deal with all the so-called Packers fans that liked Favre enough to bolt the Packer bandwagon and head on over to Minnesota's. Lame. Then, we had to watch how Favre beat the Packers not once, but twice during the regular season, both in heartbreaking fashion. After all that, it finally became clear that Brett Favre was actually going to be taking the Minnesota Vikings to a Super Bowl until he threw arguably the worst interception of his career and gave the Saints a free birth to the championship. With that said, I still maintain that the fact that I am right now wearing the Saints NFC Championship shirt that I ordered five minutes after that interception happened is purely coincidence.
Honestly though, who is this decision really affecting anymore? The best part of this whole breaking news today is that I'm not even sure anyone believes it. Members of the Packers and the Bears and hell, anyone else throughout the NFL that was asked about the news on Tuesday spoke out about how they won't believe it until they see Favre's name isn't in the starting lineup before they play him. 

ProFootballTalk is flat out convinced that Favre will be in a Vikings uniform this season, and even the anchors on ESPN where skeptical when they were showing basically the same interviews and highlights regarding Favre's retirement that they have been showing for the past two offseasons. I can't believe how much coverage Favre did receive on Tuesday about retiring even though we never heard straight from the man himself, but something tells me that is exactly the kind of thing that makes Favre tick.

Who's not to say that a few days from now, or hell, even twelve minutes after this is posted, that Favre won't hold a press conference to dispute all the speculation that he is retiring. Can't you see it now? Well golly gee, I didn't never know what all this fuss was about. I was just out on the farm picking some good ol' strawberries all day, and I get home to my portable phone and see all these text messages about retirement. I didn't say nothing to nobody, guess it was just a misunderstanding. I'm still waiting to see how my ankle feels, might throw a little ball with the high school lads this afternoon. I can't say I've made up my mind, it's too early for that. I wish I knew, I just don't know. Favre is retiring apparently, but we never heard Favre say that yet, and that has me believing that come that first game against the Saints, Favre will be under center and this will just be another wasted day in the lives of anyone that follows football.

Honestly though, right now. You. Do you feel like Favre is retired? If you do, can you honestly say 100 percent that is the case? Because I can't. I really think that because we haven't heard anything remotely close to Favre or even his agent, we can't take this seriously. If you look at every fantasy draft board out there, Favre is still going in the fourth or fifth round. The Vikings are still a good bet to head to the Super Bowl this season, and Tavaris Jackson still doesn't think he'll be taking the first snap on Thursday night of week one. Favre's whole motivation these last few offseasons has been to skip training camp and get a few snaps in before the season starts, and I don't see him changing his tune this season. I do feel though that Favre will be starting against New Orleans week one, and we'll all just laugh about this pseudo retirement come that night.

In the end though, I don't care if he's taking snaps that game. I also don't care if he's sitting at home watching the contest on his big screen television that night. Nor do I care if he chooses to sit out with the Vikings but then joins a team after their starting quarterback goes down in week three. No matter what Favre does this season, I just don't care. And I think that's actually why I'm happy about all the news or fake news that has been reported on Tuesday. Because whether he stays or whether he goes, I just don't care anymore. And not caring about Brett Favre, while something I never thought would be possible, is something that I have no problem with.

Come back, don't come back, I just don't care anymore.

Oh, how quickly things change.


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