Sunday, February 22, 2009
UFC 95 and Running the 40
Jimmy came over to watch UFC 95 with me last night and it did not start until 8pm. He got in around 7pm so we were talking about the combine and I showed him where I had Tivo'ed it. Yesterday was o-linemen, kickers and tight ends. He asked what would an o-lineman run in a 40 yard dash and I had not seen it yet so I wasn't sure. We started watching some of these guys and were laughing so hard. Most ran between a 5.10-5.75. But the ones that made us really laugh were the ones that would wear neon colored shoes. It just made them look so funny. So we started wondering what we would run. I told him let's go see. We went out front on the street with a yard stick and driveway chalk my niece had left here. Jimmy's watch had a stop watch on it. We were set!
I was to go first. I did not want to get in one of those dumb stances like they do so I lined up similar to a wide receiver at the line of scrimmage. He yelled out from the finish line, "GO!" I remember running about 3 strides and ending up face down looking at some gravel. I am pretty sure some wild animal had to have shot out from the tall grass and tripped me. I can hear Jimmy screaming wildly, "Call 911! Help!" So I quickly sat up so I would not have to pay the million dollars for an ambulance ride and said, "Hey, I'm ok...really." I have pieces of gravel stuck in various places, my right knee is killing me and I cannot help but think maybe if I had worn neon shoes this would not have happened.
I limped down to the finish line so Jimmy could run his 40. He got down in the fancy stance and managed to finish the race without falling on his face. Jimmy's time??? A speedy 5.0, almost an O-lineman time. He immediately wanted a do-over. I told him at least he was able to finish. Jimmy only weighs 180 lbs soaking wet. His diet consists of Cokes, pizza and Cool Ranch Doritos. So we immediately decided maybe we should not be making fun of these o-linemen running the 40. We went in to watch the fights...
I really wasn't expecting much...the card was not that great. But there were some really cool knockouts and a few really good fights. Probably the fight that got both of us up and yelling was the Nate Marquardt vs Wilson Gouveia fight. Marquardt hit Gouveia with 3 strikes that had him reeling and us screaming. He put a hole in the dude's eyelid that looked really nasty.
We were disappointed that Josh Koscheck lost. We had thought the Diego Sanchez vs Joe Stevenson fight would be a little closer. Diego is a beast. Like for real, he was foaming at the mouth while entering the octagon. Freaky.
A night of good times as usual when Jimmy comes over. However, I am very sore from my 40 yard dash attempt. I have taken 39 Advil thus far today. When I feel a little better I am going out to buy some neon colored shoes and give this another go...