Wake-up Call: Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Tony Romo, NFL 3-D and vote, Plaxico Burress, Tim Tebow, Sam Bradford, Colt McCoy
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First things first: I didn’t get a chance to see the fight live but everything I have seen and read about it tells me Oscar De La Hoya is finished. As Bill Dwyre wrote, no mas. Manny Pacquiao (above) totally dominated De La Hoya (seen at right before the eighth round). The Fab Forum is getting a lot of comments on the fight. It is clear that both fighters have a huge fan base and that Oscar’s fans seem to have accepted this might have been his last fight.
Vote, vote, vote: Watching a couple of NFL games on Sunday had me wondering if they would have been any better had I been watching them in 3-D. With the Steelers-Cowboys, the answer is yes, if only to see an angry Tony Romo yelling, whether at the Steelers defense or at his own teammates. December is not his best month, remember. On Sunday he threw three interceptions (you might want to mute your sound on this link, though) and dropped to 4-6 as a pro in the month of December. Speaking of 3-D. If you haven’t yet voted in our poll about whether you would pay extra to watch 3-D in a movie theater, you still have time. Click here and vote.
Add NFL: SI.com put together a tale-of-the-tape comparison between Ralphie Parker of the now-vintage movie ‘A Christmas Story’ and Plaxico Burress. They did a pretty good job.
Say what? Play-by-play man Brent Musberger was on the Dan Patrick radio show this morning. First, the online post starts out with this: ‘ABC’s Brent Musburger adds excitement to everything. Here are some of the highlights from the interview. ...’ Of course, Musberger said he isn’t sure how he should vote in the Heisman Trophy balloting. This is the same guy you Fab Forum readers voted as your least favorite play-by-play man (113 votes out of 771). All three top Heisman candidates are great, he told Patrick. So Patrick’s readers are taking a poll on those three names and Musberger said he will abide by the poll and cast his vote that way. Right. The choices are Tim Tebow, Colt McCoy and Sam Bradford. Somehow, I was not surprised Musberger wouldn’t pick one on the air.
-- Debbie Goffa
Top photo: Manny Pacquiao, center, celebrates his victory saturday night. Credit: Ethan Miller / Getty Images
Inset: Oscar De La Hoya sits in his corner before the 8th round, when he ended the fight. Credit: Jae C. Hong / AP