Friday, November 30, 2012

Great Humphries-Rondo-Garnett Battle of 2012

Something crazy happened yesterday during the NBA game between Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics according to hubby.

NBA decided to suspend Boston Celtics star Rajon Rondo for two games without pay for his role in escalating Wednesday night's scuffle with the Brooklyn Nets.

So what really happened? Here's the story.

Nets forward Kris Humphries sparked the moment when he gave Kevin Garnett a hard foul. Celtics' Rajon Rondo retaliated by pushing Humphries, and the two tousled near the crowd as players from both sides converged on the scene.

Humphries, Rondo and Brooklyn forward Gerald Wallace were all thrown out of the game. Wallace was fined $35,000 for escalating. Garnett was fined $25,000. Rondo didn't receive an additional fine beyond losing his paycheck for two games.

Paul Pierce #34 and Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics fight with Kris Humphries #43 of the Brooklyn Nets while security and referees attempt to break it up behind the basket after Humphries fouled Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics during the game on November 28, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. Kris Humphries and Rajon Rondo would be immediately ejected from the game.

One of the things that many people have trouble with  during a basketball game is keeping their temper during the game. How many times have you been called for a foul when you think you shouldn’t have, or get fouled on and the referee doesn’t call it? what happens next is that you get angry then talk back to the referee, and then the referee either calls a technical foul on you or tell you to calm down. Either way the call remains and you cannot argue, that's it.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Pacific Xtreme Combat (PXC)

I just had to check out what has been keeping my husband up the past few days... and here's what I came up with. Pacific Xtreme Combat. What the heck is this? So, according to hubby, this is also a type of Mixed Martial Arts show like the prestigious UFC (Ultimate Fighting Champion), difference is that PXC showcases new talents as compared with UFC. This show is actually for entry level fighters. I used to watch UFC but not anymore, trying to avoid those bleeding humans LOL.

Pacific Xtreme Combat (sometimes stylized as Pacific X-treme Combat) also known as PXC, was established in 2004 on the US island territory of Guam, and since then, has set the pacific region on fire showcasing the highest level of MMA action on a consistent basis.

Owned and operated by the Calvo family, PXC is a Tropical Productions company and has produced over 36 professional events and over 30 amateur shows in Guam, where MMA is a mainstream sport.

So, last November 17, Pacific Xtreme Combat brass pushed the envelope with PXC 34 by taking on the SMART-Araneta Coliseum. To top that off, they put together a stacked fight card that was headlined by a featherweight battle between Harris "The Hitman" Sarmiento and Mark "Mugen" Striegl, and a flyweight title fight between Ale Cali and Erwin Tagle. And throughout the evening, fight fans were treated to some hardcore MMA action, must have been full of action. No wonder my hubby is up on his feet again.