QUOTE (checkleft @ Oct 15 2013, 02:44 AM)
I didn't have Hbo commentary for last Saturday, did they keep their usual routine of trashing bradleys pac win and tarnishing jmm banned substance free career?
From what I remember watching the Bradley-Marquez replay, Max was annoying because he kept reminding everyone that "We aren't going to get a war." But one punch could change things", trying to bring Marquez one shot KO of Pacquiao into perspective. What seems to be happening, with regularit, is that HBO commentary has had a need to preface a tactical boxing match as a possible boring fight. One wonders how W. Klitchko-Provetkin got approved. Give everyone a pass on that fight because that match was a POS! There was a time on HBO when Kamply and Crew respected the boxer-stance. The commentary never criticized slick boxing when Jones, Whittaker or Delahoya fought on HBO. Even when, especially in Roy's case, he fought guys too far past their prime to be a threat or bums. Lamps is now always quick to mention Ward-Gatto's trilogy in almost every fight telecast. They were waiting for Rios-Alverado to be a war, and it was a war in spots. When there was some boxing, Max would say, "When this isn't a war and Mike is boxing, it may not be as exciting as some would like, but Alverado's doing what he should be doing to win."
Max has become a Lamply suck-up and a Merchant wanna-be in post-fight interviews. When he started at HBO he was his own man, sort of like how Roy Jones or Andre Ward can be when they want to be that way. But, they are also easily influenced by Lamply to shake the pom-poms together, and go into "House Fighter, Group Think Love" if Ward or Jones goes too far off the beaten path.
The whole production has become second tier. A fight has to be a Rocky movie or have a media darling personality opponent against a C+ grade opponent that they can go "Ga Ga" over.
I am now giving Jim a new pseudo name to show his commentary bias in favor of house fighter brawlers, "Bang Bang Bang." Yup, Jim "Bang Bang Bang" Lamply!!! hahaha!