Yankees game can't 'Contend'
Updated: September 26, 2007, 11:16 AM ETBy Dan Rafael
It was Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET, so where was I? As you should know by now, on the new reclining couch with my wife watching "The Contender." Thank goodness for the invention of the DVR. I was recording "The Contender" and the Yankees-Devil Rays game on the MLB Extra Innings package, flipping back and forth between the two without missing anything. I'll say this -- "The Contender" was a hell of a lot better than watching the Yanks blow a big lead and lose on a walk-off homer in the 10th. But I digress. Some thoughts on Episode 4: • Wayne Johnsen's win, powered by his smooth jab, finally gave the Blue Team a victory after two consecutive losses to the boys in gold when he outpointed scrappy Miguel Hernandez. However, based on watching the edited version of the bout, it sure didn't look as wide as the judges scored it -- 50-45 (twice) and a more realistic-looking 48-47. Johnsen, a former college football player, is a much more athletic fighter than Hernandez, who makes up for his lack of talent with a big heart, so the result shouldn't have been much of a surprise to anyone. • Blue Team trainer Pepe Correa comes up with a lot of great lines, especially when he's trying to motivate his guys. "The whole outcome of the Blue Team rests on you," he told Johnsen before the fight. No pressure, right?
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