The latest offering from Floyd Mayweather's crack video crew is reminiscent of a classic Reggie Jackson quote. Reggie once said of Tom Seaver, "Blind people come to the park just to listen to him pitch." Well, if blind people wanted to get a sense of how intensely Mayweather is training for his bout against Manny Pacquiao, they would only need to listen to the soundtrack of the video above.

But the combination of the video and audio provides a visceral feeling of being in the gym combined with an acknowledgement of how big the fight on May 2 is going to be.

His video team has been cranking out clips on regular basis, such as the woodchopping bit that went viral, and posting to them Mayweather's Facebook page. But they were kind enough to allow ThePostGame to share this one first.

Kendrick Lamar and Reebok put together an epic event as the rapper performed Tuesday on a moving stage that led hundreds of runner through the streets of Hollywood.

The event showcased a mix of music and footwear in an unforgettable way: Reebok supporting Kendrick's album, To Pimp a Butterfly, which launched last week, and Lamar supporting Reebok recently released Z Pump fusion.

With the wind blowing erratically and with only street lights to lead the way, the concert/5K run literally had people coming out of there houses to join in on the fun. Most runners, equipped with the Reebok Z Pump Runner and gear, followed closely behind as Kendrick rocked the stage.

Performing songs from his back catalog, Kendrick had the crowd signing along while keeping pace as his stage/truck drove down Sunset.

Launched in 1989, Reebok has given the Pump a recent makeover that makes it more suitable for runners. Though not the first time the Pump has been included as part of a runner, the new Z Pump Fusion give greater focus to the sport and has updated the technology to provide runners with a customized fit. Like the previous Pump, a bladder is used to contain the air in the shoe's upper, which increases the pressure and fit of the shoe.

Kendrick, who took to the stage in the shoe and performed the entire show in the silhouette, says similar pop-up performances in other cities could be in the works.

It's no secret that the NFL has historically turned a willfully blind eye to the dangers of concussions. But according to former NFL cornerback Bryant McFadden, it wasn't just a lack of protocol that heightened the risk of brain injuries -- it was a code of toughness that players adhered to.

Similar to the way numerous NFL players have said they would try to hide a concussion from the training staff, McFadden said head injuries were referred to as "blips" by the team during his playing days. McFadden last played in the NFL in 2011.

Speaking with Jason McIntyre on his radio show, McFadden explained how the team maintained a culture detrimental to players' mental health:

"We had a rule in Pittsburgh -– we used to call it the 'Prom Date' rule. Everybody goes to prom … when you get your date and put your arm underneath your date, you take that picture … you don't want to get prom escorted off the field. A man doesn't get prom escorted off the football field."

McFadden also explained that he thought concussions indicated that he was doing his job well as a cornerback. Although he mentioned the development of headaches in his post-playing days, he also feels that his sacrifices were worth what he gained from football -- an education his parents couldn't have otherwise afforded and financial stability for himself and his family.

McFadden is only 33, though, so the worst of his head injury consequences are likely yet to come.

DeMarco Cox is enjoying a different kind of March Madness: The college basketball player just signed a contract with the NFL's Indianapolis Colts.

Cox just wrapped up his final season in the college basketball ranks, serving as the third-leading scorer and rebounder at Georgia Tech. The 6-foot-8, 294-pound big also led the team in blocked shots.

The Yellows Jackets' season ended on March 10 after a loss in the ACC Tournament. Shortly thereafter, the Colts began pursuing Cox. They want to bring him to training camp and see whether he has what it takes to play at the professional level.

Cox does have some experience playing football in high school, and he received scholarship offers from SEC and Big Ten football programs. He ultimately chose basketball, though, which was his first passion -- even if others thought he was better suited for football.

Even at Georgia Tech, his football potential was obvious -- the school's head football coach didn't think basketball was the sport for him.


The Colts, meanwhile, have made a habit of signing athletes from other sports to see how they might work in professional football. Cox actually becomes the third college basketball player on the team, joining backup lineman Joe Reitz and tight end Erik Swoope. None of those three ever played college football, according to the Indianapolis Star.

Reitz has been in the NFL since 2008. Cox and Swoope, meanwhile, will be competing for a roster spot this summer. And they'll be up against another fish out of water: South African rugby star Daniel Adongo.

Earlier this week, Floyd Mayweather posted an Instagram video that showed him chopping wood with an ax. Many media outlets, including us, drew the parallel to the old-school training method of Rocky IV.

In two new videos posted to Facebook on Thursday, Mayweather confirmed that this was a back-to-the-basics approach as he trains to face Manny Pacquiao. He said he began chopping in 1987. (That's consistent with the timeline of "Rocky IV," which was released in 1985.)

As you can see, these are seriously large logs that Mayweather is chopping. Two of his security guards were in for a surprise when they had to set up the logs for Mayweather to chop. They thought they were coming over to his house just to hang out and didn't realize they would literally be asked to do some heavy lifting.

Jayson Werth hasn't had the greatest offseason. In fact, the break from baseball was particularly tough on the Washington Nationals outfielder, who is now working hard to try and make up for lost time.

A shoulder operation isn't anything too crazy for a Major League Baseball veteran. But at 35 years old, it's a considerable challenge. Werth has to rehabilitate his shoulder joint and bring it back to playing shape, going against the grain of aging that has already cost him some athleticism and speed.

And then there was that brief stint in jail -- five days for excessive speeding. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Werth was caught going 105 miles per hour on his way to the Nationals ballpark last year, and a judge ordered a $1,000 fine plus a short stint in jail.

Werth was fine with the punishment but noted that the experience of getting pulled over was alarming: the officer who caught him lost his temper on Werth and had his hand on his gun while talking to Werth in the car. Ultimately, Werth did everything he could to comply with the authorities.

"I did the crime, so I did the time," Werth told CBS.

Despite that run-in with law enforcement, Werth is still coveted by the Nationals. His production may be at risk of slipping, but Werth is seen as a positive clubhouse influence, and one that the team needs to sustain its run of success.

The challenge, rather, is getting back into playing shape. After shoulder surgery, Werth isn't able to swing a bat still. He has his sights on being ready for Opening Day, but isn't sure yet if he will hit that goal.

That's much better than where he was a few weeks ago, though, when his arm hadn't recovered at all. At that point, Werth couldn't even throw a baseball, and he was worried his career might be over.

Slowly, the rehab has come along, but it remains to be seen whether Werth can overcome the rough offseason and return to his old form.

Sydney Moss doesn't draw the connection between herself and her father. Other people do that for her.

But she's hopeful that time and success can give her a reputation of her own.

She's gone a long way toward accomplishing that goal. Moss is the star player for little Thomas More College, a Division III school whose women's basketball team is undefeated entering the NCAA tournament. Moss was the Division III Player of the Year last season and is likely to retain the crown this year.

As featured by The New York Times, Moss is an anomaly at the D-III level. At 5-foot-10, she plays all five positions on the court. During the regular season, she averaged 24.4 points while ranking second on the team in assists.

In two seasons at Thomas More, her team hast lost just one game. And during this year's NCAA tournament, Moss has been playing at a different level, scoring 43, 40, 37 and 35 points, respectively.

With each game and each accomplishment, Sydney Moss hopes she claims a little bit more of her own identity. Her father, Randy Moss, is a legendary former NFL receiver. He's also someone with whom she has butted heads. The two currently aren't on speaking terms, and Randy Moss does not attend his daughter's games.

"Through high school, I was known as ‘Randy Moss’s daughter, Randy Moss’s daughter,’" Sydney Moss says. "I feel like if we win a national championship, it would get me farther out of his spotlight and kind of make me into my own person, my own name."

Moss has had an unconventional career, transferring away from Florida after her freshman year and suffering an ACL tear. When she came to Thomas More, many expected that such an impressive basketball talent would simply play one year at a lower level before transferring back to a Division I school.

That didn't happen. In rural Kentucky, where the school is located, Moss is comfortable, close to her family and to where she attended high school. She is a sports oddity in that sense, content to succeed and be happy at a lower level when she clearly has the gift to compete at the Division I level.

But the willingness to play at a lower level doesn't mean she isn't competitive. And it isn't just the on-court experience that matters -- Sydney Moss is competitive about how others choose to define her. She's hopeful that the label of "Randy Moss's daughter" will soon be a thing of the past.

Says Sydney Moss: "I feel like you have to win a national championship to leave people remembering your name."

During the presser to pump up his upcoming bout against Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather said he borrowed a WWE tactic by reinventing his character from Pretty Boy Floyd to Money Mayweather. But Mayweather might actually be reading from Rocky Balboa's playbook. Consider:

    Boxer Vs. Wrestler
  • In Rocky III, the Italian Stallion matches up against wrestling champ Thunderlips (aka, The Ultimate Male, portrayed by Hulk Hogan).
  • At WrestleMania XXIV, Mayweather faces off against The Big Show (aka, Paul Wight, former Wichita State basketball player).
    Chopping Wood
  • In Rocky IV, Balboa prepares to face Soviet machine Ivan Drago by setting up camp in the Siberian wilderness and adopting an old-school, cross-training regimen.
  • Mayweather posts an Instagram video that shows himself breaking down logs with an ax.


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For his next video, maybe Mayweather can pull a sled with Justin Bieber aboard the way Rocky did with Paulie.

With two such talented boxers squaring off for the first time, strategy figures to be a huge storyline throughout the lead-up to the main event. As Manny Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach, explains, strategy has to take into consideration the full length of the fight, and each fighter has to keep his mind on the plot of the strategy to open up advantages. Hear what Roach has to say about building a gameplan to beat Floyd Mayweather.

Floyd Mayweather always thought he'd seen the greatest match in boxing history. He never figured he'd be a part of such a momentous occasion. And even though it sometimes seemed like a Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight would never become a reality, the unlikely pairing has finally come to fruition. In a press conference, Mayweather explains what it feels like as a participant in such a widely anticipated duel.

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