KC Star Botches MMA Coverage

"Well, yeah! This was a bit like an author penning a piece about Michael Jordan never making it in Major League Baseball, but blaming Jordan's coming up short on him not being as good as a reincarnated Mickey Mantle, as opposed to him not being as good as the worst outfielder in the league."

http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/williamstake/article_8329.shtml

Best,

Alex

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AWilliams - "Well, yeah! This was a bit like an author penning a piece about Michael Jordan never making it in Major League Baseball, but blaming Jordan's coming up short on him not being as good as a reincarnated Mickey Mantle, as opposed to him not being as good as the worst outfielder in the league."

http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/williamstake/article_8329.shtml

Best,

Alex


That's one way of looking at it. Another way of looking at it is: Had Tim beaten Fedor, he might not have started the slide into weight gain and poor training. I don't know all the details of his situation, but I can imagine that if he'd beaten the #1 fighter in the world, the attention and money surrounding that would have kept him in shape.

And that last line in your article may be the worst analogy I've ever seen.

Sorry, but I think the Kansas City Star wins this round.

P.S. - You seem like a strange dude. How many MMA websites do you have?

P.S.S. - Sorry if I hurt your feelings. I'm a broken man who sits in a cubicle all day. I have to take it out on someone.

GenericAmerican - P.S.S. - Sorry if I hurt your feelings. I'm a broken man who sits in a cubicle all day. I have to take it out on someone.


Ha! No harm done. :) I disagree on the analogy (I was quite fond of it, but then again, I come from a family of bad analogy-makers), and I can't let the Star writer slide when he portrays Strikeforce's lack of interest in Sylvia as being due to his loss to Fedor w/o mentioning his loss to Mercer.