Another good episode. Just when Floyd was becoming too much to watch, HBO toned him -- or more precisely the footage it has of him -- down a bit.
Best spoken line, Floyd Mayweather Jr.: "They say I train like I'm poor, like I haven't made one dime." Now, that is certainly true.
Best spoken line, Floyd Mayweather Jr., part 2: "Everyone knows you have a birthdate and a death date. So while you're here, you have to live life to the fullest."
Best spoken line, Naazim Richardson: "Nobody wants to get hit in the face. But you have to do something about it. If you can't do something about it, you may not have an option."
Best spoken line, Naazim Richardson, part 2: "You know how good you gotta be able to fight where they let you sing, but your ---- can't sing?" Talking about Manny Pacquiao.
Best spoken line, Roger Mayweather: "The greatest contribution I have ever made in life is having a child." Interesting and touching. Not exactly the first thing you tend to hear from a fighter (who, in my opinion and experience, needs to be somewhat self-centered to succeed in boxing) particularly one who was as successful as Roger.
Best written line: Boxing, however, offers another option. A physical response that when executed successfully ultimately serves as the last word.
The Scenic View: The clouds rolling over Big Bear.
Training Days: Floyd's sit ups turned shadow boxing.
Best supporting cast: Elliot Ness. The one-man army, The knockout artist. We never got his real name. But it goes to Shane's bodyguard. And why? Because it's just too ironic that two of the best fist-fighters in the world need bodyguards.
Who is Floyd to be criticizing father-son relationships?
Prediction: Ten years after Floyd is retired, he'll be broke.
Next episode, Friday, April 30, 8:30 p.m.