1. 2010 NBA Champions: It's Ok To Love Kobe Bryant

    It's funny how someone as good as Kobe came to be hated as strongly as he has been. He's kind of that guy who's been hated by default, or by association. It's all relative...

    mike 'shotgun' towle Written by mike 'shotgun' towle about over 4 years ago 581 reads 0 comments

  2. Mayweather's Win Spells Trouble For The Lightweight Division

    I'm a Pac-nut-hugger, I admit. But I'm also trying to be an honest boxing fan and writer, so cut me some slack on this one...

    mike 'shotgun' towle Written by mike 'shotgun' towle about 5 years ago 185 reads 36 comments

  3. Kobe's Got the Magic, but Is It Good or Evil?

    The Lakers against the Magic? Someone should get sued for this! No, I'm not an Orlando hater. But the Magic and the Lakers have a special meaning to all basketball fans, no matter what team you cheer for, or what era you're from...

    mike 'shotgun' towle Written by mike 'shotgun' towle about over 5 years ago 74 reads 0 comments

  4. A Leftist Takeover in Boxing

    Are southpaw boxers as good as advertised, or just picking on opponents who aren't at their best? In the world of fighting it's long been thought that you should lead with your weak hand and follow with your strong hand...

    mike 'shotgun' towle Written by mike 'shotgun' towle about over 5 years ago 436 reads 5 comments

  5. The Re-Education of a Boxing Fan

    With Manny Pacquiao's short destruction of Ricky Hatton, and Chad Dawson's boring beating of Antonio Tarver, as well as nothing in the UFC, I needed some boxing history to fix me up for the month of May...

    mike 'shotgun' towle Written by mike 'shotgun' towle about over 5 years ago 349 reads 5 comments

  6. Why Is Kaplan Fighting Again?

    David Kaplan must be a great guy. He was a contestant and winner of $50,000 on the Singing Bee TV show. He majored in International Studies in university, and became a recruiter for the CIA after graduating...

    mike 'shotgun' towle Written by mike 'shotgun' towle about over 5 years ago 145 reads 5 comments

  7. Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.: Can Yin Take Yang?

    Get in while the gettin's good. I better write my Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. prediction before the whole subject is in overkill...

    mike 'shotgun' towle Written by mike 'shotgun' towle about over 5 years ago 4,781 reads 24 comments

  8. Hate Him All You Want: Manny Pacquiao Will Knock You Out

    What's that law of the universe, that: "For every action, there's an equal and opposite reaction." This is the star of Manny Pacquiao. When he was making noise in the lower weight divisions, he wasn't yet the loudest fighter in the sport...

    mike 'shotgun' towle Written by mike 'shotgun' towle about over 5 years ago 1,694 reads 6 comments

  9. Edwin Valero over Pacquiao? Don't I Feel Stupid

    Edwin Valero has no chance against Manny Pacquiao and never will. In my last article, I wrote about the possibility of Valero fighting Pacquiao or Juan Manuel Marquez, and which of the three fighters would emerge as a Rocky type of hero...

    mike 'shotgun' towle Written by mike 'shotgun' towle about over 5 years ago 239 reads 1 comments

  10. Mayweather Talks the Talk and Walks

    Floyd Mayweather Sr. may be fired as Ricky Hatton's trainer, according to media reports. Mayweather showed up an hour and a half late to the mega-fight between Hatton and Manny Pacquiao...

    mike 'shotgun' towle Written by mike 'shotgun' towle about over 5 years ago 238 reads 0 comments

  11. Rocky VII: Starring...Edwin Valero?

    It has the feel of a Rocky movie the way Edwin Valero exploded onto the American boxing scene Saturday night in devastating knockout fashion...

    mike 'shotgun' towle Written by mike 'shotgun' towle about over 5 years ago 359 reads 6 comments

  12. Are Steroids Having an Impact on the NBA?

    Everyone insists steroids have no place in the NBA and it's not a problem. Players argue the prototypical NBA body is lean, long, and needs to endure a hectic schedule which a bulked up body on steroids couldn't handle...

    mike 'shotgun' towle Written by mike 'shotgun' towle about over 5 years ago 1,919 reads 4 comments

  13. The Best Athlete You Have Never Heard of

    My wife's pregnant y'all. This is the second time. We've already got a girl, so this time I'm hoping for a boy. I'm a teacher, and everything about boys spell trouble...

    mike 'shotgun' towle Written by mike 'shotgun' towle about over 5 years ago 114 reads 5 comments

  14. Is Chuck Liddell Jesus to Dana White's God?

    Rashad Evans was never who Dana White intended to be champ of the light-heavyweight division of the UFC. Obviously Dana "intends" certain people to and not to be champ as much as he can help it, because the bottom line is money...

    mike 'shotgun' towle Written by mike 'shotgun' towle about over 5 years ago 1,283 reads 9 comments

  15. Walking in a Hatton Wonderland

    I first saw Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton fight two Decembers ago against Floyd Mayweather Jr.. I knew nothing about boxing, had only really seen Pacquiao fights by VCD in the Philippines, ...

    mike 'shotgun' towle Written by mike 'shotgun' towle about over 5 years ago 186 reads 2 comments

  16. Rashad Evans' Training Camp Edge

    I've seen him fight a few times already, and like everyone else, I have seen the greatness. Lyoto's "odd" fighting style makes him a big stylistic puzzle for any MMA fighter to figure out. It ain't easy...

    mike 'shotgun' towle Written by mike 'shotgun' towle about over 5 years ago 1,223 reads 5 comments

  17. Rashad Evans and Rampage Jackson: Boxing Fight of the Year Candidate?

    Walking home from boxing practice last night, it occurred to me that Rashad Evans vs Quinton Jackson could be an amazing fight for boxing and mixed-martial arts fans alike...

    mike 'shotgun' towle Written by mike 'shotgun' towle about over 5 years ago 141 reads 2 comments

  18. Houston Judges: Never Go to Court

    First things first. I was not that thrown off by the draw with Chris John and Rocky Juarez. I started watching the fight late, about the third round, and was constantly distracted by two babies and two women...

    mike 'shotgun' towle Written by mike 'shotgun' towle about over 5 years ago 108 reads 2 comments