Yeah, it's been a few weeks.
No, I'm not apologizing.
If you're wondering what I've been doing since I last posted, here's a quick rundown:
* Predicting the outcome of the Pacuiao-Cotto fight with frightening accuracy. Click that link again if you think I'm joking. No I'm not clairvoyant. I just really know the sweet science... and sometimes I get lucky.
* Celebrating my 33rd at Babaluu with the Cuban Sunday crew.
* Getting fat on thanksgiving with some help from Harold, Garrett, and my sister.
* Getting ripped with fast company.
But the biggest reason for my absence from this space is that I'm blogging for dollars again, and this time it's about something I love.
The fight game.
This particular idea is three years in the making, a week old on the web and full of value added.
Understand that managers in the moribund world of print media live and die by web stats, basing each writer's worth as a human being on the number of hits his or her stories attract. I haven't seen the numbers on this blog yet, but I do know that the Mayweather-Pacquiao post has generated 48 published comments so far. Granted, it's not ESPN-level traffic (1698 comments and counting for their Mayweather-Pacman story), but its an insane about of feedback for a post on a sport that's supposed to have died five years ago.
MOREOVER... The video embedded above -- the one I KNOW you all clicked on is as of this very moment the third-most popular video at thestar.com.
Barack Obama's Nobel speech has me beat, but for right now I'm enjoying my two-spot lead over Chris Bosh and his new tattoos.
Help me maintain it.
Click again. Comment often.
The industry's in trouble and some folks are doing desperate things in order to survive.
I'm just trying to build a brand.
One click at a time.
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