Jose Canseco’s never-ending quest to somehow remain in the spotlight has led him to do some pretty odd things in the last few years. Of course there were the books that helped expose the steroid epidemic in Major League Baseball, and there was the appearance on “Moment of Truth”. Still, my favorite Jose Canseco moment had to be when he got his ass kicked by Vai Sikahema in a celebrity boxing match (celebrity being a relative term).
Well, it appears that one beat down just wasn’t enough for Jose. He loves the pain, he needs the pain. It’s how he knows he’s alive, and Jose wants to live again!
Have you ever seen the show Moment of Truth on FOX?
If you haven’t, here’s a quick summary of the show. Contestants are asked a series of personal questions while attached to a lie detector before the show. They are then put on stage in front of an audience and their closest friends and relatives while asked the questions again. If they answer truthfully (and destroy their marriages and families along the way), they get money. If they choose to save their dignity, they get nothing. It’s basically a microcosm of American life.
Well it looks as though the folks at the Moment of Truth may have met their match, because they’ve found a contestant with absolutely no dignity left. That’s right, baseball’s steroid bullhorn and Vai Sikahema’s personal punching bag Jose Canseco is going to be a contestant on the show.
Former basketball player and current TNT analyst Charles Barkley has never been the model of fitness, but back in his playing days it didn’t matter much. Charles could eat whatever he wanted, and as long as he was running up and down a court, he could stay in relatively decent (and by “decent”, I mean “gelatinous”) shape. Of course, now that Charles is retired, he isn’t getting as much exercise.
Apparently sitting behind the desk in the TNT studios or at the nearest blackjack table doesn’t do much to help take the weight off - and as a result, Charles has been packing away the pounds. It’s not something Sir Charles is pleased with, and after stepping on a scale & seeing he’d ballooned up to 330 pounds, he decided he needed to do something about it.
So considering that the only thing Barkley enjoys more than basketball, gambling, and eating is fighting, it’s pretty obvious what avenue he’d choose to lose weight. He sure as hell isn’t going on a diet, so instead he’s decided to step into the ring.
It took years for Jose Canseco take down the sport of baseball with his tell-all book, Juiced. It took just seconds for Canseco to be taken down by former NFL return man Vai Sikahema in Saturday night’s celebrity boxing match in Atlantic City.
The baseball slugger turned prolific author turned guy who will show up wherever there’s a check to be given out spent nearly as much time on the mat as he did on his feet. THE PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY reports “The 5-foot-9 Sikahema, 45, swarmed all over the 6-4 Canseco, 44, as soon as the opening bell sounded. He knocked Canseco down twice before the fight was stopped.”
(Video highlights of the fight appear after the jump.) Read more…
Gross doesn’t really explain why Bonaduce plans to get crumpled by Sikahema at something called Marple Sports Arena (sounds like a Spinal Tap venue). But the former Iggle kicker returner, who is now a TV sports guy in Philly, isn’t sweating it.The 45-year-old Sikahema, who played eight years in the NFL and was a Golden Gloves boxer as a youth said, “I’ll annihilate him. I don’t discount how crazy he is, and I know he fancies himself a tough guy.”
Three-pack-a-day smoker Bonaduce, 48, hasn’t heard of Sikahema and when it was mentioned that he was a special-teams player in the NFL, the drug-addled desperado said: “Special teams, huh? I’m pretty sure he’s from the Special Olympics. Is he gonna take his helmet off before he gets in the ring?”With funny boners like that, no wonder CBS gainfully employs Bonaduce on Adam Carolla’s stuck-in-neutral morning show. Yawn.
And very surprisingly, the Daily News doesn’t mention the undercard: Reuben Kincaid vs. Chuck Bednarik. Now THAT’s a fight we like to see.