Texans LT Brown didnt find the column funny :)

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  1. EllisUnit

    EllisUnit Serving Koolaid

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    Honestly didnt think players paid attention to articles and stuff. So kind of interesting...

    http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/46162/texans-brown-didnt-find-column-funny



     
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    I don't understand the tomato can thing myself.

    Can anyone break it down for me?
     
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    Tomato Can = a term (in boxing) to describe an opponent who may appear to be real competition, however, isn't in the same league as the fighter he is going up against.
     
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    I was listening to Randy Cross on the radio earlier today (yeah, that Cross - longtime center for the 9ers) and he was asked about Shaughnessy's piece and how that may affect the Texans players. He was of the opinion that 80-90% of the players wouldn't be affected, but also warned that you need to be carefull of the 10-20% that it may have an effect on...

    I thought it was pretty insightfull.

    Anyway, Arian Foster changing his Twitter avatar to Schaughnessy's piece was probably only that Arian marches to his own beat and not that he sweats this asshat!
     
  5. powda

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    I misinterpreted 1 and done so what the hell would I know about tomato cans?
     
  6. Texan_Bill

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    Mike Tyson v. Micheal Spinks...... Spinks being a "tomato can".... (or at least after the fact - 91 seconds if memory serves correct). ;)
     
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    Do people fight tomato cans often? :dangit:
     
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    Well the sport of boxing has been a bunch of tomato cans for a long time.. Now, that said, I know the expression originated in boxing but have no idea how it really came about. :D
     


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    It's origin is based on a fighter, who would bleed a lot in a fight, but it is now used to reference a weaker opponent, who is easily defeated.
     
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    Rep.

    Lol. I was about to start looking over my shoulder more often in the grocery store...
     
  11. Lucky

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    Spinks was 31-0 prior to the Tyson fightand considered one of the greatest Light Heavyweights of all time. Buster Douglas was considered a "tomato can", a 40-1 underdog. Then he knocked Iron Mike out.
     
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    Thank You!! Equally repped!
     
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    While I agree with Douglas being considered a "tomato can" going "in" as a 40-1 underdog, Spinks, a then thought of a worthy opponent (31-0 as you point out), became a "tomato can" after the fact, whenever he got knocked out as quickly as he did. Which, BTW lends itself to the demise of Heavy Weight Boxing (as we all knew it)....

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    Sure there was Lennox Lewis, maybe another or two... BUT EFFFFF, what the hell happened to Boxing at the bigger weight????
     
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    Don king sucks. And so does this ******* columnist.
     
  17. EllisUnit

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    this turned into a boxing thread hmmm

    The last time i watched a boxing match we payed 95$ to see Tyson "knocked out" in the first 30 seconds of the fight. Yeah that kinda turned me away from that, plus it looked so staged that WWE could of done it better.:chickendance:
     
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    Can't believe that some of you have never heard that reference.
     
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    Roy jones jr vs. some guy here. $50.

    1st round...circle the guy circle...faint, circle.
    2nd round...circles, maybe 2 jabs that connected.
    3rd round...caught with a counter punch 20 seconds in. Game over.

    Never again.

    I guess if we want to keep this thread in the football forum I should say something like, "lets hit the pats with some haymakers!"
     
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    If you throw them at your TV after a Texans loss, you'll still have yer beer.
     

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