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05-11-2008, 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by ratmanfu View Post
My recollection was that Ference had placed himself in a precarious situation by antagonizing SuperMario into a fight. He couldn't very well take down one of the venerable greats in the league without serious repercussions to his own career, so he pretty much just held on, as was stated previously.

Even the announcers commented it was a smart call on his part not to give his all against Mario.

Could Mario have held his own in an all-out slugfest? Yeah, it's likely, but Brad didn't take any chances and just played it safe.
that is exactly what happened and what I was referring to, Ference was a tough guy who fought many heavyweights and mario was swinging like a girl. Ference would kill him but out of respect he didn't even throw a punch. I don't know why, mario dove his way to so many power plays in his career he might as well taken at least one good beating.

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