I just saw the tweet on the right hand side of the BLH home page, which said:
Luckily you can still fool most people about why Mayweather-Pacquiao didn't happen.
This got me to thinking: I have my own opinions about why that fight never happened. But the tweet in question implies that there is a "real reason" for this, and as such I want to make a request for an article, from Scott.
I'd like an opinion piece, like the one you wrote last week (the one I praised for the articulate representation of "truth"), about why that fight never happened. I'd be really keen to read a piece which spelt out the chain of events, the relevant (rather than simply showy) actions of the antagonists, and a measured opinion as to what the key issues really were. By which I mean: a real evaluation, not the bullshit we're usually subjected to on other websites by idiots who seem to think press releases are the same thing as news or truth.
I think having had a few years now to evaluate and gauge everything which went on, an article now would be more measured and worthwhile than all the guff which was written at the time, being as it is distanced by time. I'd be interested in your perspective.
So there's my request. It'd make great reading, if you have the time.
And here is Invictus, by William Ernest Henley, for no apparent reason whatsoever. I'll leave all readers to decide if it's fitting or not.
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.