Your local cable companies want Saturday Night News and Views. Apparently, so many people want to watch the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight tonight that it has KO’d many cable companies pay-per-view services. HBO released a statement that the overwhelming number of PPV orders for the fight is projected to break revenue records.
While cable companies are scrambling to fix the PPV mess, take a break and recap some of the highlights of today’s sports-filled goodness.
Coach Cal is in Las Vegas and took a moment to snap a quick pic outside MGM Grand Arena.
As I was walking in the back door, I found these. Can't wait for a great fight. pic.twitter.com/bUkM4AwJta
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) May 3, 2015
Meanwhile Coach Mark Stoops is hanging out with former boxer Mike Tyson in preparation for tonight’s fight. Watch those ears, Coach!
— Mark Stoops (@UKCoachStoops) May 3, 2015
American Pharoah won the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby. This makes jockey Victor Espinoza’s second straight Derby win, after last year’s success on California Chrome.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has to be feeling great. While American Pharoah won the Run for the Roses, his other horse Dortmund finish in third place. This makes Baffert’s fourth Derby win in front of a record crowd of 170,513 fans at Churchill Downs.
The Baltimore Ravens selected Za’Darius Smith 122nd overall in the fourth round of the NFL draft today. This means Smith and Dupree will both be playing in the AFC North. Looks like some other wildcats will also get a shot at making a roster through free agency.
That’s it for tonight. See you back tomorrow morning, BBN.