Devastating Loss still shows signs of life for 49ers – Niner Noise – A San Francisco 49ers Blog


I believe this. I’ve seen how they played against Seattle and it was pretty impressive. The Cowboys were in the redemption period from their loss the week before. But what is your prediction on the 49ers for this season? How many wins and how many losses? I’m thinking 9-7!


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Do Mexicans Respect Manny Pacquiao but Look Down on Floyd Mayweather?

Do Mexicans respect Manny Pacquiao but look down upon Floyd Mayweather?

This may seem like a pretty general question that would produce a general answer, but the reason why I bring it up is because I live in both LA and Orange County which have highly populated Mexican communities. I have homes in both areas. Whenever I am down at my OC condo I tend to grab a local weekly magazine called the OC Weekly.

In the OC Weekly is a column titled “Ask A Mexican” from a writer named Gustavo Arellano.

For those of you not familiar with the column, it appears it is a bit of humor-based column aimed to poke fun at the stereotypes of Mexicans and the way they perceive non-Mexicans and vice-versa.

Often times the “Mexican” responds in a very ignorant politically incorrect manner to really prove a deeper social/political point. It is quite obvious that he appears to be playing the part of a character.

Here is, verbatim, a reader’s question, along with its response, in regards to Mexicans’ views on both Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, which appeared in the July 14th issue of the OC Weekly:

Dear Mexican: I have a Mexican-American friend who loves boxing (who doesn’t?) just as much as I do, but he hates Manny Pacquiao. He and I sometimes get into heated arguments (friendly but passionate), especially because he seems to resent the label that many in the press and boxing fans have given Pacquiao: “The Mexicutioner.” I think he’s taking it too personally, which is quite amusing, actually. But do you think most Mexicans are like my friend, i.e., Pacquiao-haters like Mayweather? Or do you think Pacquiao has more Mexican fans than Mexican haters?

         Canelo Over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.


DEAR WAB: The Pac-Man has many more Mexican fans than haters—and even those haters don’t despise him so much as give the fierce Filipino respeto. Sure, Pacquiao has beat down Mexicans like a migra agent—Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, Antonio Margarito, Oscar De La Hoya, and Juan Manuel Marquez (whom he’s scheduled to fight this fall)—but Mexicans always appreciate small humble brawlers in the classic Mexi mold. That’s why we’ll support Cuba but resent the United States—stay in your own weight class, you know? What’s more important, beaner boxer buffs despise Floyd Mayweather Jr. not because he’s a negrito (We loved Mike Tyson, after all), but because the so-called Pretty Boy refuses to fight Pacquiao to settle, once y para siempre, who’s the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world. We can appreciate people who kick our ass, but to not even try to fight us? You might as well be the American Southwest.

Do you agree with the ASK A MEXICAN column?

Do you agree with the ASK A MEXICAN column?

  • Yes its very true and precise!


  • No, not correct at all


  • I wish I lived in the OC like Seth Cohen and Ryan Atwood


  • Total votes: 40

    What do you guys think about that? Obviously one person can not speak for an entire Mexican community but do you feel the general consensus agrees with the statements made in the “Ask A Mexican” column?  

    In my personal experience I find that most of my Mexican and Mexican-American friends tend to agree with the statements made in the column. After sitting ringside to Pacquiao-Morales III, the next day I went to the Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas wearing the fight t-shirt and several people of Mexican descent came up to me and gave me high fives and started talking to me about how impressed they were with Pacquiao’s big win over their countryman legend Morales, regarding how he made him quit sitting down on the ring canvas to be counted out. 

    I’ve also had pretty heated debates with Mexican-American workout buddies at the gym who would not agree to appreciate Mayweather’s brilliant defensive technical style. I would even point out that if they were in his shoes, they would want to fight in a more safe and cautious manner, but they all disagreed.

    Most recently, according to the Top Rank site Manny Pacquiao was greeted by 30,000 excited Mexican fans in Mexico as he and long-time rival and Mexican great Juan Manuel Marquez were promoting their up-coming November fight.

    I know that usually every where I go and bump into people of Mexican descent, when they talk about Manny they tend to love him as he fights in a more traditional Mexican fighting style—an aggressive toe-to-toe manner—and this may have a lot to do with why they prefer the Filipino over Mayweather’s more defensive technical style.

    So to my amigos of Mexican descent: What are your thoughts and views of Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.? Do you agree with the “Ask A Mexican” column? Or do you feel that is a misconception or a representation of just the casual Mexican fight fan and not the hardcore one?

    Let’s hear your thoughts….better yet let’s hear your stories on the matter. Leave a comment tell us a story or example on why this may or may not be true.



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    HIGHLIGHTS: Real Madrid vs LA Galaxy

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    This would have been the highlight of my 2011 if I would have made it to this match. I am a big fan of both teams, together with ManU. Cristiano Ronaldo is such an awesome footballer! One of these days in the future, I will get to see one of these teams that I like.  What do you think about this match?

    Fox Soccer Video Highlights – Soccer Video, Barclays Premier League Video, UEFA Champions League Video, Italian Serie A Video, Ligue 1 Video, MLS Video – – Fox Sports on MSN

    More world soccer for you my fellow Americans lol. C’mon guys, 2014 will be just around the corner, let’s start getting into it and support the U.S. Team.

    How the USA players fared against Canada – News | FOX Sports on MSN

    It wasn’t a blowout opening win like some of the Gold Cup’s other favorites have delivered, but the U.S. national team’s 2-0 win over Canada on Tuesday night was just the kind of performance the Americans needed to start the 2011 Gold Cup. The United States overwhelmed Canada in the first half, dominating the visitors with air-tight pressure and sharp passing, and even after a valiant push in the second half by Canada, the U.S. national team showed why it still has to be considered one of the favorites in this Gold Cup. Yes, Tim Howard still had to throw on his Superman cape and make some jaw-dropping saves in the second half, and the play in the final third during that dominating first half could have been crisper, but there were far more positives than negatives for the United States. Coming into the tournament there were questions about Jozy Altidore, and whether he would get going. He answered those with a goal and he played a key role in Clint Dempsey’s goal. There were also concerns about the centerback position, which Clarence Goodson and Tim Ream teamed up to solidify. Then you had questions about who Michael Bradley would partner with in central midfield, and whether it would work. All Bradley and Jermaine Jones did was squeeze the life out of Canada for much of the match, dominating the middle of the field so thoroughly that you feel like it will be just the first of many such performances in tandem. The game also gave the United States a sorely-needed taste of victory, something that had eluded the team after four matches in 2011 without a win. It was those losses to Paraguay and Spain, particularly the 4-0 drubbing against Spain that had some feeling the Americans were going to be vulnerable against Canada. It took the U.S. team just a few minutes to show that it was ready to boss Canada around the field, and ready to ease fears about the United States not being ready to challenge for this year’s Gold Cup title. The match was supposed to be a close one, and aside from some second-half chances, it wasn’t all that close. Canada came in as a team looking to get some revenge for a controversial 2007 loss to the United States, but instead of playing like a team out for revenge, Canada looked every bit like a team that hadn’t beaten the United States in a competitive match in three decades. As much as the United States controlled the match in the first half, the home team just couldn’t find an insurance goal to tack onto Jozy Altidore’s score. That nearly came back to haunt the Americans when an inspired Canada side emerged in the second half to start strongly and nearly equalize. Howard was up to the task yet again, making a handful of great reaction saves to keep Canada scoreless and set the stage for Dempsey’s goal, which came courtesy of an Altidore cross. GOLD CUP ACTION, DAY3 The USA took on Canada in their Gold Cup opener. Check out the action. As many good games as American players delivered on Tuesday, perhaps none was as important as Altidore’s. As much as his struggles on the club level make some feel otherwise, Altidore is the best striker in the U.S. national team pool and if he gets going, the U.S. attack will have no problems scoring goals against anybody in he tournament. Was Tuesday night’s performance good enough to win a Gold Cup? No, but it didn’t have to be. The United States have two more group games to work out the kinks and become more familiar with each other as a team before the decisive elimination rounds. Panama will offer a tough test on Saturday in Tampa, and it’s attack looked dangerous in posting a 3-2 victory against Guadeloupe. You can rest assured that the Panamanians will be looking for a measure of revenge against a United States side that has eliminated them in each of the past three Gold Cups. As Canada showed us, it will take more than a team looking for revenge to stop the United States. And if the Americans can improve on their play in the final third and Altidore can build on his opening performance, the United States just might be good enough to win its third Gold Cup in four tries.

    Undefeated Pinoy Boxer MERCITO ‘NO MERCY’ GESTA targets BOXING WORLD TITLE – Feb. 4, 2011

    The new Philippine Pride prospect, Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta. Amazing style, check him out!