The next time those (mis)managing the sport of boxing wonder why it is mostly an afterthought when compared to MMA, they need look no further than the debacle of trying to set up a Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao fight. This is the only fight everyone wants to see yet odds are we never will. If Floyd and Manny were in the UFC, Dana White would have already matched them up at least one time and as smart and shrewd as he is, probably more than that. Telling people what they should want as opposed to giving them what they want crippled the domestic automobile industry and is turning boxing into horse racing — an irrelevant sport that is dying a slow, painful death.
Waiting for Kovi
The Devils visit Staples Center on Oct. 30. I hope the Kings use the huge money Ilya Kovalchuk sneered at to get the biggest, toughest, meanest defenseman available to pound him relentlessly throughout the game. Let him earn the extra dimes and nickels it was so important for him to squeeze into his paycheck.
I find it incredibly ironic that the NHL players and owners would sacrifice an entire season for the sake of a collective bargaining agreement, only to have those same NHL players and owners come up with creative contracts in an effort to circumvent the terms of the CBA altogether. Way to go guys. Well done.