I would like to see him overcome his personal & physical problems and so far this year he seems to be headed in the right direction. His 63 at the Sony and his 64 at the Hope both showed that he still has it in him.
If he doesn't, he's still a pretty good snowboarder...
The Super Duper Bowl means nothing to me now other than food, commercials and 100 square pools
I'm rooting for Duval, like I think many fans will be. What fan can't relate to a guy who suddenly has a deep valley in his game? The majority of fans go through huge swings in their quality of play, so it helps humanize Duval aside from his just being "the dude in sunglasses," or "the dude who won the British Open."
"Oh, gosh, you know, I'm not much on speeches, but it's so gratifying to leave you wallowing in the mess you've made. You're screwed, thank you, bye."
Akiyama needs to drop down to 170. He's just too small for the middleweight division. I don't think the UFC will cut him since he's a big name in Japan, but I can see Dana 'gently encouraging' Akiyama to go to the lower weight class.