Last night was metal (that’s good). We went to a place called the Playwright in Manhattan (they have Irish accents) to watch GSP fight Hughes and it was completely insane. I knew GSP was going to win; I think he’s a way better fighter overall, but I was very worried that Hughes was going to bust out with some kind of super-human (he’s part god) deathslam or something. That didn’t happen; he was systematically destroyed, and very quickly. I’m very happy for GSP; he deserves to be on top.
I also picked Monson to win over Tim. That one didn’t come to pass, however. I was very impressed with Tim’s ground game; he was amazing. Then I remembered who trains him — the sickest grappler ever, and my all-time favorite fighter — Jeremy Horn.
So then we exited the place at like 1:30am to find ourselves right in Times Square. It was live. If you haven’t been to this place you need to do so. The place is lit up like it’s daylight, and every building has a giant digital display or billboard of some sort. It’s really a shock to the senses.
The coolest thing was that the place was right in the middle of the Wii launch, and there were thousands of people in this one line waiting to get one. These giant screens were playing the full trailers and they even had people dressed up in Wii costumes. There was so much energy. You combine that with like 25 leathered-out, “don’t make me rock you” NYPD officers and you have a definite scene.
[EDIT: I Was Here]
Very cool stuff — can’t wait to show my girlfriend when she gets here.