Weekend thoughts: Softball and UF

May 14, 2007 | WNST Staff

Great time yesterday playing softball with some of the staff of WNST against Ken Zalis and his team, the Irish Wolfhounds.

Although we lost both games, I thought we represented ourselves as worthy opponents.

Spencer Folau showed that he could play some first base yesterday, with some of the stretching plays he made. Ray Bachman is the only man in softball history to go to bat five times and take three walks.  Rob Long showed why he is a coach, and I mean that in a good way.  Thyrl Nelson pitched 14 innings for our team and did a very nice job.  Adam, or Freddie Bynum as he would be known by during the game for his "Freddie-like" play, showed some skills in the outfield even though he was too good to sit with us for cold beverages after the game.
As you know from reading my blogs, I am into the UFC and mixed martial arts.

Last night I watched UFC 59: Reality Check, which featured several good fights. Thiago Alves vs. Derrick Noble, which was a preliminary fight.  Alves went from getting knocked out, to about five seconds later doing the knocking out.

The main event of the DVD was Adrei Arlovski vs. Tim Sylvia. Both guys are knockout artists with heavy hands who can turn the lights out in a quick fashion with one punch.  Arlovski came into the fight with the heavyweight title — another very good back and forth brawl.
However the best fight of the night — and one of the better ones that I have seen — was Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin.

Tito is a guy you either love or hate for his fighting skills and the antics that come with him.  He is also dating Jenna Jameson, for what that is worth.  Forrest was the winner of his weight class on Season One of The Ultimate Fighter on Spike TV.

The fight between Tito and Forrest was an absolute battle for 15 minutes, and was way more entertaining to watch than the boxing event last Saturday night.
Time to go watch UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral.

Yes, I do own it on DVD, and do watch fights almost on a daily basis. Also, Liddell is one of my favorite fighters.