Good afternoon, everyone.
Markets sharply lower across the board again today with large-cap Technology leading the way down.
Investors continue to fret that escalating trade tensions between Trump and China will stifle global demand and disrupt the supply chains for major technology companies that have carried the bull market for the past 10 years. Other political narratives, including Brexit and the Italian budget crisis, also seem to be sources of concern. On top of that, the biggest drop in homebuilder sentiment in more than four years is hammering the housing sector.
BARSTOOL FINANCE CALENDAR FOR WEEK ENDING 11/24:
Monday — L Brands (LB), Urban Outfitters (URBN), Intuit (INTU) report after close
Tuesday — Large co-hosting Barstool Breakfast; BJ’s Wholesale Club (BJ), Best Buy (BBY), Barnes and Noble (BKS), Campbell Soup (CPB), Target (TGT), TJX (TJX) and Gap (GPS) earnings
Wednesday — Deere & Co. (DE) earnings
Thursday — US markets CLOSED
1863- President Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address.
1998- Impeachment hearings begin on President Clinton after he turned Monica Lewinsky into a walking humidor.
2004- Pacers/Piston brawl that would become known as “The Malice at the Palace”. A total of 9 players were suspended for a loss of $11 million dollars in salaries.
Chances are you have 6 minutes to kill today, so here is some old coverage from that night…
Which brings me to…
BOXING: I have been keeping an eye on an interesting heavyweight moving up the rankings, and who is poised for a title shot if he stays unbeaten.
His name is Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller, a 30-year-old orthodox puncher from Brooklyn with a 23-0-1 record, including 20 KO’s. He’s a fellow fat fuck at 6’4″ 315 pounds!, but he started his career as a kickboxer and seems to move around pretty well considering his size. He most recently knocked out Bogdan Dinu this past Saturday night in Kansas and was dominant throughout all 4 rounds before putting formerly unbeaten Dinu away with a Tyson-esque body-uppercut-hook combo.
I shouldn’t use “Tyson-esque” when describing Jarrell because he’s not that good, and looking at the replay of that fight, neither is/was Dinu. Luckily, Miller has been padding his record rapidly with no-name wins, so I only had to go back to April to find a clip of him actually throwing and taking punches…
You can see above that for a slow fat guy, Miller is pretty charismatic. He came into the ring dressed up like Marvel’s Black Panther and then proceeded to shout the n-word throughout his unanimous 12 round decision victory vs Frenchman Johann Duhaupas at Barclay’s Center.
I am shitting on him a little here, but I still like Miller for 2 reasons;
1) Simply, I think his stout body-type would make him an easy target for a disciplined heavyweight like Anthony Joshua, BUT he is a perfect foil for the long, wild, and loose-limbed Deontay Wilder.
2) And, more importantly, Big Baby used to have consensual sex with a young Asian (Filipino) broad named Telli Swift (pictured below) that Deontay recently had a baby girl with in March of this year (I believe the term young urbanites would use for such a woman is “baby mama”).
Jarrell even sent her flowers in the hospital after she pushed out Deontay’s kid… Which is a Mayweather-esque move.
Jarrell also confronted Anthony Joshua at a promotion for Joshua v Povetkin in July saying, “Listen, AJ, you sweet and low, cotton candy, you Apple Jacks, apple juice, pansy, thong-wearing sucker, you’re lucky Eddie Hearn was between me, or I’d have busted your ass. But I got a date with your mom anyway.”… Talked shit about the undisputed champ’s mom.
Makes it clear that Miller isn’t exactly a high-road type guy.
So here’s how I would like it to set up… If Deontay gets past Tyson Fury next month, then he most likely fights Anthony Joshua in a unifying super-bout in England next spring. That’s the fight everyone wants to see which means it’s NOT the fight everyone will get because Joshua’s camp can schedule one or two other wildcards instead of Wilder.
Either way, Miller puts maybe 1 or 2 quality wins under his belt in the meantime (possibly the winner of the rematch between Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora in December), and if everything else falls into place, we could see an interesting storyline vs Deontay Wilder OR Anthony Joshua going into 2019. Maybe it culminates when Jarrell asks Deontay to smell his finger during the weigh-in and the place just fucking erupts with haymakers and gunshots.
Man, I would fucking love that.
One final boxing note and then I will not bother you with the sweet science until Wilder v Fury on 12/1… I am going to a Boxing Night Smoker later on this evening at the NYAC. If anyone reading is in attendance, I would love to buy you a drink (open bar, obviously). I was going to bring the bride, but she had other plans, so I am rolling with either Telli Swift or Anthony Joshua’s mom.
Take a report.