QUOTE (gbh32001 @ Jun 27 2009, 05:48 AM)
Ohh the way I see it you must be a fan of Floyd. If you were not so, you're not in this dept so far.
You got THAT from everything I said? Wow! Just Wow!
QUOTE (WolfishPromistah @ Jun 27 2009, 08:56 AM)
So you’re equating that you don’t like them with the belief that Floyd’s fans should accept that he asked for the hate? Good. Now maybe PAY HIM. That’s the idea. He is asking for money because, as in the case of Ali, for instance, people want to see him get beaten; therefore, that aspect is part of why the gate demanded to see Ali was high.
Perhaps all Floyd’s haters gotta do is recognize, accept and get on click with the scheme of things, and support him and thus also “make” him a name as they did Delahoya, for instance; then the fights may continually be made easier, and “all” can “make themselves” happy – yet again – while supporting a winner who knows how to consistently do so without even the greater punching power that some others posses.
Nevertheless, all Floyd’s argued “should-be marketable ability” and wins do not make it so he doesn’t basically “need to” act mean-spirited in order to get folks to tune in, and just in hopes he’ll lose. And coincidentally, all because he’s trying to get paid for his skill he possesses to display for everyone...as some others of seeming lesser quality skill are and have been paid. Not that I’d suggest Floyd do so, but somehow I doubt that his advisors telling him to go to heavyweight would get many to pay to see him there, and this is not to imply a suggestion he really should.
Aside from all that, on a side note, I’m a guy who supports the thought that a higher percentage should go to the winner, which has been expressed on the boards here a number of times.
I was a fool and put money into a Floyd PPV before (the DLH one) because I was under the mistaken assumption it would be a fight. Sadly it was not, and Floyd essentially lied to everyone watching his press coverage when he talked about knocking DLH out and how he was "gonna beat that ass".
Unless by "beat that ass" he meant avoid trading with him and dancing around. That might have been a smart strategy, but he disrespected the fans by promising them one thing so they'd pony up the dough, and then turned around and did something completely different.
So I refuse to put a single dime into his pocket again. I'd rather pay to see boxers actually fight each other. But that's just me.
And I have no obligation to pay him or support him just because I'm doing what Floyd wants in disliking him. He WANTS to be the bad guy. he WANTS everyone to hate him. And if he thinks that every single person who doesn't like him is going to pony up the dough to see him hopefully get knocked out, then he's more delusional than previously thought.
He knows everyone isn't going to do that, but he still wants to be the bad guy. The Tony Montana, the asshole that everyone roots against. he has no interest in being the nice guy that people like. He gets off on the boos and the hatred.
So therefore the fans of Floyd should accept that. They shouldn't attack those who don't like Floyd and talk shit about him, because we're just doing exactly what their favorite boxer would prefer to happen.
How can you get mad at people for doing what your favorite boxer wants? (not referring to you in that Wolfish).