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Bernard Hopkins Makes Me Absolutely Sick

Ryan Gillon - May 11, 2011


I hope Jean Pascal (right) does this to B-Hop (left) a thousand times next Saturday.

I tried to keep my mouth shut for the better part of the past three years, because Bernard Hopkins is a native Philadelphian and I've tried relentlessly to support him. He also seems like the kind of guy who would find and annihilate me if I wrote something negative about him.

But when someone speaks publicly with the ignorance, carelessness, and classlessness the way that Hopkins has, I can only stay mum for so long. The fact is this: When he opens his mouth, Bernard Hopkins is a fucking disgrace.

Yesterday, while in Philadelphia for his fight against Jean Pascal on May 21st, Hopkins took another opportunity to rip former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb for absolutely no reason. In the past, Hopkins has questioned McNabb's ability and his heart when it came to the game of football. This time, he went completely overboard, implying that the quarterback isn't black enough.

"Forget this," Hopkins said, pointing to his own dark skin. "He's got a suntan. That's all."


Um…no. That's not all. (Is it ever?) Marcus Hayes' piece for the Daily News insinuated that no one had ever asked about McNabb during Hopkins' media-invited training session. Instead, someone asked about Michael Vick and Hopkins took the opportunity to connect the dots back to the former Birds quarterback. Hayes elaborates further:

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Flyers Lose for First Time in a While, Pronger Fails to Steal Puck

Kyle Scott - November 17, 2010


The Flyers' 10 game unbeaten streak was snapped last night, as they ran into the hot goaltending of Carey Price, who stopped 41 shots.

BOB finally came back down to earth, allowing three goals (including a couple of softies) for the first time since an overtime loss to Washington.  It was his 11th start in a row and second start in consecutive days. It may be time to rest him, yo.

Nothing was going right, Prongs couldn't even steal the game puck.  []

So, remember last season's Stanley Cup finals when Chris Pronger tried to keep the game puck away from the Chicago Blackhawks after a few games, angering the opposition. There was the Flyers star blueliner Tuesday night trying to keep the game puck away from the Canadiens, who wanted it for goalie Carey Price and his shutout. Habs center Scott Gomez and captain Brian Gionta chased down Pronger and got it from him.

Price? He then flipped the puck to a kid in the stands.

"I was wondering what was going on," Price shrugged afterward. "I should tell those guys [Gomez and Gionta] that I don't really care about the puck."

Pronger's response?  "I was going to give it to a precious kid in the stands."  Video after the jump.

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