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Sunday, September 20, 2009
No Holds Barred: John Perretti, Mayweather-Marquez and Belfort-Franklin Reviews, and Decline of American Civilization
We both praise the tremendous skills which Mayweather demonstrated in his return to the ring after a break of almost two years. But we also lambast HBO for turning the postfight interview with him into a train wreck which not only disrespected this world-class talent, but also resembled something lifted from a script commonly used in the trash heap known as pro "wrestling".
We then tie in this crude, imitative stunt to a general decades-long decline in American culture and civilization, including music, placing what happens in the combat sports as part of larger social, cultural, and political trends.
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