Happy Monday to ya folks! I hope everyone had a great weekend. We surely did, playing two shows in Michigan, one of which was the final Rock show at the Foundry in Jackson. It is always amazing at the support we receive from the great state of Michigan. There are some top notch people in that area of the country and we are privileged to know many of them. It is definitely a nice home away from home.
The first thing I want to talk about is the horrendous flooding going on down in Houston and the surrounding areas. I have been around to see some devastating events, from 9/11 to Katrina to the tornados in the south in April of 2011 to recent mass shootings, and this event is certainly one to make the history list. Please keep those people in mind as they try to help one another and save lives first off. The property damage will be astronomical, but that can be replaced, so keep them in mind as they try to save as many lives as possible and the fight is far from over in Houston and around the Gulf in general.
Another topic I would like to chip in about is the Epic boxing match Saturday night. McGregor vs Mayweather was probably the most hyped event ever, at least in recent boxing history. I didn't get to catch the fight Live because we had a show that night so I had other business to attend to, but after we were done for the night I got to sit down and watch the fight. Regardless of who won, or who you wanted to win, it was a great contest and both guys are extreme tough and can definitely take a punch! I was rooting for McGregor, personally, and I thought he fought a great fight and did what no one thought he could do, especially in the early rounds. Mayweather may go down as the greatest ever, but you can be assured he will never forget the fight put up from McGregor.
I am not a boxing "fan" so to speak. I grew up watching some of the greats with Tyson and Holyfield, Douglas and others and I have always been familiar with Ali, Frazier, Foreman and that whole class as well. I actually looked forward to this fight though, because it had never been done, and was a very intriguing matchup. I think it is good for both sports and now McGregor is almost limitless on what he can do moving forward. One thing you can bet on is he will always be pushing his limits, which is great to see.
I didn't necessarily intend on turning this into a sports blog today. It just kind of came out of my head that way, so you get what you get (inner chuckle). Maybe it is a lot to do with the kickoff of college football coming up this weekend, as I am a huge Alabama fan and we have a massive opening game on Saturday. Either way, it is good to step out of the norm and talk about different things from time to time. We have some incredible dates coming up soon, so be sure to keep up with everything SS and where we are going to be in the near future. Take care of one another, send prayers for Houston, and Roll Tide.