QUOTE (neophyte7 @ May 26 2011, 04:08 PM)
Yeah I know his mother is deceased... I was mentioning how for years Hopkins told the public and the press that he would honor a promise to his mother before she died in quitting at 40 or 41... He never intended to keep that promise if in fact he ever made it.. not criticizing him, but that in my view is part of the mystique of hopkins saying things to throw people off...
I agree. I was in camp right before she dies. He had no intention of hanging them up.
Marketing ploy that backfired, IMO.
I have no doubt she wanted him to retire. But I have al the doubt he intended to.