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  1. Sorry to hear it. Heal up and you'll be doing cartwheels again in no time!
  2. Not true at all. Mike had some of the most powerful punches in the history of fight sports because his technique was so solid. His foot and hip movement were superb. No arm punches at all. Yup. Mike was one of the best at that. His lower body movement not only set up his power, but made him one of the greatest (and most underated) defensive fighters ever. The way he slipped punches was a sheer demonstration of foot and hip movement, not just head movement Doubtful. Two of the most prideful champions and baddest men on the planet aren't going to get up in front of millions of people and put on a WWE match. Exactly. Mike was just a scared and fragile young man. Cus taught him about boxing and life. Listen to Mike's one man show or the podcasts he has done and when he really opens up and shows who he was and who he is, it's pretty moving. Cus dying just opened him up to a world that he wasn't prepared for and the vultures picked the bones clean. When it was happening, everyone thought Tyson was just a crazy punk kid, but once you hear him really talk about it, you see how vulnerable he was and you really understand his downfall.
  3. I forgot about the Ruiz fight. Heavyweights weren't good for a long stretch there. Jones was 193 for that fight, and didn't physically look like he could carry that much weight well. Combat sports have weight classes to keep people safe. I still don't see how these guys can fight safely, even if Jones is 193 again and Tyson is probably 215. Way too much of a size difference. I'm also surprised that an athletic commission ok'd an 8 round fight, especially for 2 old guys from different weight classes
  4. Ali might be the most over-rated athlete in the history of sports. He was great in a time where heavyweights were largely unskilled and overly reliant on punching power. The style was to go toe to toe and slug it out. Ali was smaller and more agile than these goons and able to tire them out and win in the later rounds. He, and most other athletes from bygone generations couldn't dream of competing against modern athletes. Fury, Wilder, Joshua, either Klitschko, Tyson, Lewis and host of other talented modern heavyweights would have all had their way with a guy like Ali. Athletes in general are just bigger, stronger, faster and smarter than ones from previous generations.
  5. It's not that Roy wasn't a beast in his prime, it's just that he is a much smaller man than Mike. There is a reason for weight classes in combat sports. Roy was a great defensive fighter, who's style required pure athleticism and reaction speed. As that deteriorated, he started eating punches and getting knocked out. There's just nothing overt about this matchup that would allow Roy to win. It doesn't even seem safe to allow them to fight.
  6. I don't know how this would even work...obviously exhibition, but these are two different sized human beings. Jones fought up to 175lbs at his heaviest. Tyson was about 210 at his lightest. I haven't seen Roy training lately, but Mike looks amazing. He could possibly be a top 5 heavyweight right now at age 53. A small, slow and old Roy taking punches from Mike doesn't seem safe. Curious to see what weights they both come in at and what rules might apply.
  7. Congrats Ken. Enjoy and good luck!
  8. Welcome back. Glad to see the hooligans didn't scare you off for good. This site has an ignore feature and you'll quickly learn who to ignore and who to interact with. If you have any questions about the pup, feel free to reach out. I know a few things about dogs.
  9. Definitely the old fashioned way. I have zero interest in pellets. I'm saving my pennies for a badass Yoder too. I think this one, with the square firebox upgrade. https://www.yodersmokers.com/backyard/the-loaded-wichita
  10. I heard it was pretty good. Go for it and let us know how it is.
  11. Good stuff. My little one had 3 bows at the age of 3. I passed those along to a fellow member last fall and got her a Diamond Atomic. Fantastic bow for little ones
  12. Right on. No worries. That's why America is great. We can all have our own opinions I agree that it is disrespectful 100% and I wouldn't do it personally, but I'm ok with our right as Americans to express ourselves with peaceful protest. If there was a pertinent social situation where it affected me and I wanted to peacefully protest, then perhaps I might find myself kneeling too. I doubt it, but I would want my rights protected too
  13. This is how I have felt all along. I enjoy watching football and will continue to do so. I don't give a rat's ass about player kneeling. I don't tune in to the games to form my political opinions, I tune in to watch football. I don't agree with kneeling, because I find it disrespectful to the flag and those who fought/fight to defend it and what it stands for. However, I understand that what the flag stands for is our rights as Americans...and that players have the right to peacefully express themselves however they choose.
  14. Are you asking him to post dick pics? I think there's a rule against that now.
  15. I don't believe a word of this nonsense, you're baiting us so we'll be extra shocked when you shoot that 200" beast you have on camera. @Flyarcher.X Congrats!
  16. Good analysis. I like your thoughts. I personally think BJJ would be my number 1 bc it's the great equalizer, especially for women. Most physical confrontations end up on the ground and despite broken glass or hot pavement, you need to control the situation. Same for women fending off attackers and rapists. He wants on top of you, so pull guard and break a few of his joints. I might put Judo as my #2 for the grappling and leverage techniques. If you can stay on your feet, you're ahead of the game. Best case scenario is you toss the guy and run away. The safest way to win a confrontation is to not be in a confrontation. I'd put Krav Maga as my #3. Very practical hand to hand combat skills. Very precise and very violent. That being said...my training is only in Kenpo and Western Boxing. I'd love to learn more Muy Thai and BJJ. Fortunately for me, I have a good friend who is a Gracie black belt who can show me a few things whenever we have some time to train, which is basically never these days, so I hit pads at home whenever I can instead
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    R.I.P. Elli

    So sorry for your loss Mark.
  18. PSE Frankenthrottle built by John's Custom Archery. I have 3 different arrow builds that are shooting wonderfully out of it, so I'll probably mess around with all of them. Also have a Prime Centergy Hybrid that is an absolute tack driver. I wouldn't mind zipping a few deer with that one too.
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    Oil Change

    My oil changes are almost $140. 9 quarts of Euro spec Amsoil at $9 a quart and a $36 filter. I miss the days of a $50 oil change...
  20. It sounds like he's too young to be left alone at all. That literally means a human has to have eyes on him at all times. Some dogs mature faster than others and grow out of that stage early...and some don't. You could use an e-collar and give a vibrate or low-level stim whenever he looks like he is about to touch or approach something that he shouldn't be. Simultaneously give the correction and the "no" correction. Then call him to you and give him a scratch, treat, praise, etc.. "Correct and redirect" is one of my favorite phrases when it comes to training.
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