This Saturday, May 2nd, is arguably the “Total Solar Eclipse” of Sports — an event so rare, we see it once a decade. Let me explain: there’s potential for EIGHT different professional sports leagues to have “important” events.
It’s almost an eight-course dinner, if you will…
The Salad, PGA World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship. 12 PM – 6 PM EST.
The passion. The pageantry. MATCH PLAY GOLF!
The Soup, Real Madrid vs. Sevilla. 2PM EST.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid chasing Barcelona for the La Liga crown, Sevilla trying to make the 2016 Champions League Field. What more could you ask for?
The Breadsticks, NFL Draft Rounds 4-7. Noon EST – 10 PM EST.
You want to not care, but, let’s be honest: the thought of your favorite team drafting the next Tom Brady, Matt Hasselbeck, Marques Colston, Donald Driver, Terrell Davis, and/or Shannon Sharpe in Rounds 4-7 is going to make you tune in.
The Appetizer, New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox. 1:35 PM EST.
Not that we need an excuse to watch this historic rivalry, but, as opposed to past year’s — the Yankees are atop the AL East standings and the Red Sox are just one game behind. Nothing better than these two playing each other when the games have real implications.
Fish Entree, San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Clippers GAME 7
The Clippers were able to defeat the odds stacked against them last night and forced a Game 7 — so, we’re going to have Primetime, do-or-die NBA action, which includes the defending-champion San Antonio Spurs. Nothing better.
Chicken Entree, Washington Capitals vs. New York Rangers, Eastern Conference Semi-Finals Game 2. 12:30 PM EST.
One of the more hyped pre-Stanley Cup Playoff matchups in a long time – since, well…2012…AND 2013 … when the Blueshirts defeated the Caps in two of the most grueling seven games series you’ll ever see. Doc Emrick has the call too, oh boy… Let’s get it on!
Beef Entree, The Kentucky Derby. 6:24 PM EST.
The one day that everyone on Earth thinks they are Horse Racing experts.
In all seriousness: They don’t call this “The greatest two minutes in sports” for nothin’, and ‘American Pharaoh’ (The 5:2 Favorite) is a badass name. Fin.
Dessert, Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao. ~11:30 PM EST
Five years in the making, this is the biggest boxing fight we have seen (and might ever see) since Tyson vs. Lewis. It’s finally here. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao for pretty much every major boxing championship on Earth and the proverbial “Pound-for-Pound” Champion title. How massive is this fight? The revenue from the gate ALONE is expected to be $74 MILLION, and the overall gross revenue including pay-per-view purchases is estimated to be just north of half a BILLION dollars. Not a Billion Yen, a Billion U.S. Dollars.
Current get-in price on StubHub is $3500 — and that’s to sit in the last row of the upper deck. That’s the type of hysteria this Superfight has generated. People are spending 4 months worth of rent money on tickets to an event that will last about 45 minutes.
Enjoy this special day in sports history while it lasts. I, for one, will need an adult.