The Critical 'I'

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Wednesday, August 04, 2004

NO MORE ORANGUTAN BOXING
the champ-een
Thailand's Safari World has shut down it's decades-old orangutan kickboxing shows amid allegations of abuse when obtaining the animals.

I remember watching highlights from one of these matches on ESPN SportsCenter, during the Dan Patrick-Keith Olbermann "Big Show" era (it was some humorous filler tacked onto the end of that day's broadcast, unlike the usual modern-day product-placement on SC). Patrick and Olbermann cracked me up thoroughly with their blow-by-blow account, right up to Patrick's Marv Albert-imitation "YEEEESSSSS!" at the K.O.

Why do I look upon this venue and think that it would be perfect for Mike Tyson's next comeback attempt?