LAST CALL To Enter TSS January 2012 Contest!

BY The Sweet Science ON February 29, 2012
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reader-of-year-TSS2 I have been remiss. Readers, I have dropped the ball. Won't be the last time, of course, but this oversight is a whopper. Somehow, it fell between the cracks, into the sofa cushion crack of life.

I didn't figure out who was TSS Reader of the Year was for 2011.

Which faithful and insightful reader-commenter stood out in the boxing year 2011? Who followed in the Bigfoot-sized footsteps of 2007 winner Radam, 2009 winner Fe'Roz, and 2010 winner Brown Sugar?

Not sure I will ever be able to scrub this stain from my resume. But I will try...By this Tuesday, I will pick, with my executive committee, the reader of the year for 2011. If anyone wants to lobby for themselves, they can do so in the Forum. or, if they're bashful about self promotion, they can enlist a surrogate to bolster their claim. Yeah, we know we're already well into 2012, but remember how you used to get Ring magazine, and the cover would say it was the June issue, but the rankings were from January, and the cover story was about an upcoming fight, which in fact already occurred?

Also, with the intent to lessen the sting of the egregious flub to our readers who deserve better I am announcing a contest, "The TSS January 2012 Contest," with an accompanying cash prize. It will be the first in a series of such contests this calendar year...Contest entrants please post an essay in the Forum. The subject is:  "Why We Accept Our Boxing Broken."

So, I'm a day late, but I won't be a dollar short. Winner, chosen by an executive panel, will receive $500.

So, get to the Forum, and get cracking, crew.

---Editor Mike

Comment on this article

MisterLee says:

"Boxing broken"... broken in what sense? Also, not like I'm in contention to win... just curious. I've been as busy on this site in the last year as Clottey in a 12 round fight. I still love place and this site, and I wish everyone the best!

MisterLee says:

And I know what you mean about the Ring Magazine... man that publication is garbage!

undisputed34 says:

@ ed mike...where do you get more information on this? or is this all there is? can i interpret the statement
"why we accept our boxing broken" anyway that i want?

dino da vinci says:

@ ed mike...where do you get more information on this? or is this all there is? can i interpret the statement
"why we accept our boxing broken" anyway that i want? and where exactly in the forum? when does it have to be in by? sorry so many questions...


Yes.

The rest of the info you must get from Editor Mike.

It will be along the lines of January 2012 TSS Contest:

(Actually, let me just set that up now...)

Radam G says:

BIG hands down! Reader of the Year is the Roast. He's our MAN for 2011. Dude was on point. He'd give a heads up when one would used the wrong time era.

For instance, my dumb-arse would post Sugar Ray Robinson was gettin' his ducky-duck on in the late 1980s, and the Roast would comic SLAM me.

"You got your sugars wrong, muthasucka," he'd spit.

When someone couldn't think of a certain fighter about anything, the Roast would go BOSKING BIBLE on dat arse. When you would try to get him or the whole Universe with boxing trivia, the Roast would key board tap out the answer in a Windy City goosshhh! And that Interview a Reader gig that he started was grand. But nothing was sharper than when he'd ease tension between two readers with one of his classic JOKES! Oftentimes, dude had everybodee and dey momma getting their laugh on.

And the Roast could be nice to everyone and his cousin and five of dey dawgs. Man, I wish I had some of that coolness and calmness of the Roast. But I don't, and I'm the great, great grandfather of TSS ROTY. And I must admit that I have a little hell and a bit heaven in me. But the Roast, he was all HEAVEN, HEAVEN and more HEAVEN! He is no doubt -- or should be IMHO -- the selectee for 2011.

Do yall know what time it is? YOU KNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW! It's the ROOOOOOOOAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSTTTTTTTTTT TIMMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEE! BBBBAAAAAABBBBBBEEEEEEE! Holla!

Radam G says:

BTW! I'm not trying in get in the contest. I like hiding in plain sight too much. Besides, "Our boxing" ain't broke. It is what it is -- CROOKED! And naturally that way like a banana, as one of my late, great icon -- musicman Tiny Tim -- told me when I was a little, little toot-it-and-boot-it poot.

Trying to straighten out the unstraightenable [sic] will make everybody go bananas -- or is that ape ****? Hehehehehe!

Way to go to whoever wins that half of grand. Holla!

the Roast says:

I agree with MisterLee, Ring mag has gone down fast without Nigel Collins. Thanks to Radam G for those kind words. Radam is a true original and the GOAT of TSS. Powers that be should change the name to the "Radam G Reader of the Year" award. Love him or hate him, he's always here doing it like no one else can.

MisterLee says:

Great brotherhood here. I've met Frank Z, I've met Fe'roz at the Cotto fight. Hope to meet more of you soon! Also, shoot me an Email if you want to see my recent kickboxing fight! It won't blow your hair back, but it won't leave you pulling out your hair either! cylee1180@yahoo

dino da vinci says:

Hey Roast, if that tennis player ever turns up missing I'm betting the authorities are coming straight to your house.

the Roast says:

Funny you should say that Dino, listen to this story. Last Saturday the Roast (44) scores a stunning upset of a 24 year old phenom in a three set masterpiece. The next day I brag about this on Facebook. A friend of a friend contacts me. Dude is a wheelchair tennis player who plays on the International level. He wants the Roast to help him train for the 2012 games in London. He's about an hour north of me so I bust out my best Burgess Meredith and say,"what are we waitin' for!" If my guy can qualify, the Roast is headed for the Olympic games in London. You know who else will be there? My 6 foot 2 and a half inch dream babe, Maria Sharapova. Call it destiny.

brownsugar says:

My pic this year is the Roast for keeping this site alive single handedly during lean times.. his support of the TSS has been exceptional,... and Mortcola for his excellent, concise and consciousness evolving commentary and appreciation of the Kbrothers... honorable mention goes to RadamG,.. for his nonstop whirlwind of record breaking posts... and the resurgent presense of Mr Lee, and Ali who are 2 more of the TSS's finest. and last but not least.. Real Talk, DaveB... and Condor...all of whom have much to say but obviously don't have the time to post as often as they'd like. Keep it Comin' TSS!!!

brownsugar says:

Correction : Woodsy has done wonders with the site itself... I meant the Roast has done much to keep the Forum going.

dino da vinci says:

Funny you should say that Dino, listen to this story. Last Saturday the Roast (44) scores a stunning upset of a 24 year old phenom in a three set masterpiece. The next day I brag about this on Facebook. A friend of a friend contacts me. Dude is a wheelchair tennis player who plays on the International level. He wants the Roast to help him train for the 2012 games in London. He's about an hour north of me so I bust out my best Burgess Meredith and say,"what are we waitin' for!" If my guy can qualify, the Roast is headed for the Olympic games in London. You know who else will be there? My 6 foot 2 and a half inch dream babe, Maria Sharapova. Call it destiny.


Roast, this is what I've learned in my life. Beautiful women can date anyone they want. I'm referring to amazing beautiful women. I mean anyone. And since they can date anyone, why wouldn't she want you?

And yes, fate is a funny beast. Never poke fate, Roast. Or mock it.

Maria Sharapova-Roast, has a ring to it.

dino da vinci says:

Correction : Woodsy has done wonders with the site itself... I meant the Roast has done much to keep the Forum going.


... absolutely the man!

donputo69 says:

Yooooooooooooooooooo...Wut it do my peeps...Im free again...Just did a year and a half behind bars...Dont wanna go back no time soon...So whats the deal...Where my dogs at?...Radam, Pacfan, Mister lee, Real Talk, Feroz, easter bunny, etc?...Damn i miss this place...I see scareweather is still ducking like there aint no time tomorrow...lmfaooooooooo...I just wish that my boy cotto would bust his ***...Holla Back Ladies!!!!

the Roast says:

Donputo?? Back?!? I thought you were dead!

dino da vinci says:

Mostly dead.

MisterLee says:

Welcome back!!!

Radam G says:

BOW, WOW! WOO! WOO! Yo' dawgs are in da hizhouze! Holla!

deepwater says:

send that $ to the don

donputo69 says:

Yeah man...Back and better than ever....Shout out to my real dawgs...Ya know who ya are....Holla back!!!

deepwater says:

[mister lee is in last place

brownsugar says:

The Don is back!,... Welcome...

donputo69 says:

Thank you Brownsugar....Im here to stay for good now....Holla back!!!

riverside says:

What's up dp69! Do you think JuanMa is going to beat saildo?, when JuanMa exchanges bombs, he opens up too much.

donputo69 says:

Man....To be honest...I like Juanma....But he scares the S#it out of me...Honestly, he needs a new team...His defense is trash....I just hope he ko's salido....Wich i think he will this time....I say Lopez in 7....Holla back!!!

MisterLee says:

Juanma can't move and jab, and Salido has underrated defense. Same ****! Juanma fights GREAT moving forward (Marquez, Penalosa) but horribly on his back foot (Mtagwa, Salido). Pc!

DaveB says:

Good to see you're back Don. Don't leave us again. This is becoming like the old TSS, thank God.

brownsugar says:

to the victor goes the spoils,...hat's off for a great choice for Ready of the Year 2012,... Mort deserves it. Congrats Doc!

the Roast says:

Here you go Dino, 2-29-12. The Day the ball was dropped. You see it your way, I see it mine. This is why boxing has three judges sitting ringside. All three can see the same fight differently. I will go to my grave never accepting the right man won in '11. I don't care what anyone says.

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