Video: Adrien Broner - About Billions (Season 2, Episode 1)

VIDEO NSFW (Adult language, brief nudity)

At some web sites on the internets, people sit through crappy TV shows because it's their job. I'm not paid to watch TV shows, necessarily, but I am paid to watch TV and to pay close attention to boxing. So that's why I've decided to provide each episode of the second season of "About Billions" for your enjoyment right here on BLH. And, also, watch these things.

Top five moments of the "season premiere":

  1. "2PAC WAS A BALLERINA!"
  2. Skateboarding is not a crime.
  3. "You don't know shit about rappin'!"
  4. "Where the Louis belt?"
  5. "We got a great reaction from the crowd." (evidence withheld)

You know, I've been truly aware of who Adrien Broner is for, like, a little over two years now. That's how long he's been under the boxing spotlight. And I feel like I already know more about him, his life, who he is, who he wants to be, and all of that outside the ring stuff than I know about either Klitschko brother, and they have a feature length documentary.

Broner is media savvy; it may not be media you enjoy, but it's the type of crap people seem to like. Honey Boo-Boo is a big deal on TV. Jersey Shore was a big deal. Broner has looked at the entertainment landscape around him and said, "Hey, I can do that." If this were stretched to a half-hour on Showtime, people would probably watch it. There would probably be more sad piano moments to humanize him, but the show would essentially be the same. I'm not saying I like it, I'm just saying I get it, and that frankly speaking, it's probably smart of him to constantly throw himself out there like this. A lot of fighters "disappear" between fights. Even Manny Pacquiao rarely made a headline between losing to Juan Manuel Marquez and signing to fight Brandon Rios.

Not Broner. He is constantly in the discussion. He may reach for the lowest common denominator, and he might annoy you, but he's always in the conversation. Always. There's something to be said for that. I'm not sure what it is, but it's something.

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