This is one of those tough moments as a sports fan when you decide whether you jump on with the hype or defiantly go about your own business.
Don't get me wrong; I really enjoy watching boxing. But I know almost nothing about its finer points. Were I to go out of my way tonight to see Mayweather-De La Hoya, it would only be to feel like I'm not missing out. If not for that aspect, would I really feel the need to watch it? Of course not. I could be almost as entertained watching two lightweights knock each other silly on ESPN2. But thanks to the enormous coverage of this fight, I'm gonna feel like a total chump if I miss it.
Well, I've always been one to cave to peer pressure, so I guess I'll go somewhere to watch it and pretend I know what top-notch boxing is. Am I the only one in this boat?