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My Run through Popular video Games

Posted 02-01-2008 at 03:53 PM by M_D
I thought since I have been playing allot of video games as of late I would start a little blog about it

I was a solely Halo gamer swearing that no games compare to it.. But that changed when my friend XBL decided to buy everyone in our group COD4

My first part I will discuss my feelings on Halo 3

Halo 3

Despite allot of people trashing the game as of late, I still really like it. Here are some of the great points of the game for me....
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Me and My Diet.

Posted 01-30-2008 at 02:44 PM by Sterling
Well as some of you may know I am currently dieting and working out at a regular pace since Jan. 1. It is kinda my new years resolution and all. I was a fat 218 lbs. Jan. 1 and since then I have lost 17 lbs. this month. How did I do it...Well my diet prior to 2008 was not very healthly at all and changing that was the first thing I had to do. I now eat mostly chicken breast and fruit. I also quit drinking sodas (which is hard). I have not had a soda since new years eve. Its been hard to adjust too...
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BJ Penn, King of the 1st round?

Posted 01-20-2008 at 08:47 PM by plazzman
In the course of BJ Penn's career, we have all made this claim one time or another. We all knew BJ was notorious at gassing in the later rounds, but what we didn't recognize was that before he fades away, BJ is the King of the 1st round.

What does this mean you ask? Well if you look at all of BJ's fights he has really taken the fight to his opponants, most noteably in the first round.

He is fast, has vicsious striking and is a menace on the ground. He has tooled the best of the best in the first round of his fights.

He subbed Matt Hughes, messed up GSP, gave Hughes a world of trouble, destroyed Pulver, and absolutley MAULED Stevenson, all in the first round. BJ Penn is arguably the best at taking it to his opponants in the business. While many are hesitant, or still feeling their way out, BJ is certainly the best at taking the fight straight out' the gate.

He also has one of the fastest ground games, while many take their time to work in subs and get better position, BJ has the ability to latch onto you, pound you with BRUTAL shots and sink in the sub, before his opponants can even get a feel of the Octagon.

Well what does this really say about BJ Penn? Alot of people say he sucks, is overrated and gasses easily, but alot of people also say he is the best LW, top 5 P4P and one of the most talented fighters ever to grace the octagon.

I honostly do not think there is anyone else that gets to work as fast as BJ. You can make the claim for the old Vitor Belfot, Mirko, or A. Silva, but the fact is, these guys are strikers and it is much easier to maul your opponant with punches, BJ on the other hand incorporates striking, and ground work in the same time frame as these guys.

What the first round of BJ's fights represents is the validation of the latter. BJ Penn is infact one of the most talented, vicsious, top fighters to ever grace the Octagon. However it's a shame that we only see his full potential in the first 5 minutes, when we should really see it throughout the whole fight, because I believe this is what has truely cost BJ from solidifying all the claim, and silencing his critics.

Now I dont mean to rant about the obvious, Im sure alot of you very well know that this is indeed the case with BJ, but I finally realized this last night when I saw what BJ did to Joe Daddy.

BJ definitely needs to up his cardio and heart because I finally believe that he will be one of the greatest fighters to ever fight in MMA in the very near future. I'll admit, I used to be his biggest critic, and I had my reasons, but I now know that a focused BJ, as we saw last night, will hold onto that crown for as long as HE wants....
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My Family Crisis

Posted 01-20-2008 at 07:16 AM by screenamesuck
Hey guys, first of all I just want to say I really don't want to post this blog, but I really have no choice. I need to talk about my problem cause it is driving me crazy. I've been here a long time and most of you guys should know me pretty well to know I'm a pretty good guy. I need help and I need it bad. Here is my situation. My wife is Mexican and has to go back to Mexico for a pretty long time. The reason she is having to go back is because she is one of the few that is trying to do everything the right way. She is trying to finish up her citizenship. We've been working on it for the last 6 years and we're almost done. Well, the final part involves here going to Mexico for an appointment to get her Visa. Well this entire process is not as easy as you might think. It will involve her staying there for at least 5-6 months probably. We have a 5 year old son and she will have to keep him with her, because I will be unable to take care of him while I have to stay here and work. I will go down there with them to complete my part of the process, but then I'm coming back after that. My problem is, the last time I checked my account I was at -$300. I've ran into some big bills lately. We have to leave for Mexico on February 7th. Plane tickets to get all of us there and to get me back cost about a grand. The hotel for the first week will cost about $800. There is some paperwork we have to get that cost about $600 and she has to get some stuff done at the doctor that will cost around $200. Then we gotta have money for food and transportation, plus we have to pay for her mom to come up all the way up from the bottom of Mexico to the border to help take care of our son while we are at the appointment. Then we have to pay to get all of us back down to her house. I don't even know what bus fare cost for all of us. On top of that I still got all my monthly bills here at home I will have to take care of while they are gone, like car payment, phone bill, etc.... I just don't know what to do. I don't normally ask for help regardless of the situation, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do when family is involved. We HAVE to be there. If there is anyway you guys can help me out that would be great. I created a donation page on some site I found while searching google. It allows you to send money directly to my paypal account. Like I said earlier, I REALLY REALLY REALLY wish I didn't have to beg for help, but I have no choice. Anything would be great and whatever I don't have to use I will give to Trey to put towards something that we could maybe use for a prize or something in a future contest. I'm not in this to make money, I'm just trying to get my family to where they have to be. This whole situation is also why I don't visit as much as I normally do. I'm just to depressed to even post lately. I provided the link to the page I was talking about below. Thank you for taking the time to read this even if you can't help me out cause I just needed to get it off my chest. If you can donate I will find someway to show my thanks in the future. I'll give you some points and rep lol :thumb02:

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Could Mirko make it back in K-1?

Posted 01-11-2008 at 07:56 PM by plazzman
The man many have hailed as the most frightening striker in all of MMA hasn't been so frightening recently, in fact, I haven't shivered in my boots in a while.

Mirko Crocop was touted as devastating and incredible in his striking when he first made the transition to MMA. His opponents just didn't know what to do with him. He had a perfect sprawl, incredibly fast reaction, good TDD and a left leg that many never saw coming, before it was too late. Right Leg Hospital, Left Leg Cemetary was indeed correct at one point.

For a long time he had perfected the art of blind-siding his opponents with his high kicks or left straights and sending them to the mat, but soon many began to study his style and work their way around his phenomenal striking abilities. They began working their take-downs better, keeping him grounded and circling their way around his left kicks. And then to top it off, he made his way into the Octagon, where now opponents would no longer be trapped by the ring corner and circle and back pedal their way around him.

He is also now in an environment where a couple of takedowns and scored points can win you the round, or even the fight.

With this, one wonders, with such a prolific yet dwindling MMA career, would it be wise to move back to K-1?

Now before you call Mirko a coward for giving up after 2 losses, let's look at it like this, sure he's only lost twice so far, but how long can his game plan of stalking and looking for the LHK take him? He has surely lost his fire and doesnt look motivated enough to really grab the HW division by the balls like he could have a year ago. Fighters are getting smarter and smarter and they will surely be watching all of his fights and learning to take advantage of Mirko's weaknesses, so before its too late, and before he loses any more, should he take his trade somewhere where its much easier to apply? This isn't about Mirko dipping as soon as the going got tough, it's just about him making the right career choices.

When Mirko was in K-1 (96-22) he compiled a 16-5 record with 10 KO's. He was right behind Aerts as the man with the most devastating high kick. Also, back when Mirko fought in K-1, the competition was MUCH tougher than today, with the likes of Hoost, Le Banner, Aerts, Bonjasky, Hug, and Hunt to name a few.

But when you look at today's K-1, its a whole different scene. You have an aging Aerts, Le Banner and Bonjasky, and uninterested champ in Schilt, and many relatively new comers in Feitosa, Arrab, Hari, and Choi. Look at the most recent World GP, it was no where near the caliber of those 5-8 years ago.

K-1's talent pool isn't as deep as it once was when Mirko fought, so IMO I don;t think it would be too hard for him to win a couple at the moment.

So when you think about it, wouldn't it just be better for Mirko to go back to what he was really best in? Wouldn't it be better for him to just avoid that whole ground-game business and stick to striking?

Now I'm not 100% sure of how things will turn out, but I for one really enjoyed watching Mirko kick fools heads off and I would really like to see him express his striking abilities some more before he retires, which I believe will be soon if he loses again. And also believe that we won't get to see much more of his striking as the cage makes it difficult, and also because of the amount of high-caliber fighters who would be more than willing to take him down. Mirko has lost his passion for MMA, can he get his love back for K-1 like once before, or should he just pack his bags and retire altogether?

But yeah, Id really like to see Mirko back in it, with the old fire back in him and ready to put dudes to sleep, and I think K-1 would be his best medium....
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