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Pop Culture: Why May 2, 2015 Will Be A Day To Be Remember


There are most days that many look forward too, such as a birthday, anniversary or  big event,today, May 2nd, 2015 isn’t just an ordinary day, but one to remember.

Normally, many look forward to Cinco de Mayo, as an excuse to drink cheap Coronas, margaritas and eat Mexican food to their heart’s content, but if you have been holed up under a rock, but today will make May 5th look like the ides of March.

While Julius Caesar will not be assassinated in the Roam Senate by Brutus, May 2 is a huge day in the areas of entertainment and sports as Marvel’s latest billion-dollar popcorn tent pole, Avengers; Age of Ultron will be on it’s second day of release, one day after debuting to a $84.5 million opening.

Other events today include the bitter renewal of the best rivalry in all of sports in Yankees-Red Sox, the final day of the 2015 NFL Draft, the fastest two minutes in sports in the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby, the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs matchup of the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals and Game 7—the two best words in sports—of the Western Conference first-round game between the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs and the upstart Lob City crew in the Los Angeles Clippers.

And some little boxing fight between some guys named Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquaiao.

I kid, I kid, normally a boxing match would probably be fifth or sixth in terms of what most people will watch on a Saturday, with so many other entertainment options, but then again, not many bouts are have a $400 million purse, 10,000 show up for a weigh-in and a $99.99 pay-per-view charge.

Let’s just say that cable giants, HBO and Showtime are doing backflips at the financial windfall that will be coming down on them tonight.

Bars will be packed to the rim, apartment-viewing parties will be the new trend of the evening, as fans across the country—who were unable to fork over six grand for nosebleeds—to fly to Vegas for this event, and I say event, because celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Mark Wahlberg and a virtual who’s who will be in attendance for the “Fight of the Century”.

One is brash, flashy and loud, the other is quiet, meek and humble. One is a convicted woman-beater, the other is a devout Christian, who touts his faith proudly.

Mayweather flashes his $250 million net worth around in flashy cars, big mansions, celebrity friends and calling himself “Money” and “TBE—The Best Ever” to go along with his promotional line, “TMT”, The Money Team.

Pacaqiao is a congressman, singer and self-proclaimed champion of the Pilipino people.

So it’s easy to root for one and hate the other, which in such an event draws a very stark line of good vs. evil and good guy vs. bad boy.

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao is so big, and so divisive among national, social and racial lines, that it could be it’s own country, it is no longer an event, but a social calling to the point of where you will be asked where you were when it happened.

Yes, it’s THAT big.

Bottom line is that with so much going on, on such a momentous day for entertainment and sports across the social spectrum, you will not be bored for a lack of options.

If so, you may need to check yourself to see if you have a pulse.


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Robert D. Cobb
Founder, Publisher and CEO of INSCMagazine. Works have appeared and featured in places such as Forbes, Huffington Post, ESPN and NBC Sports to name a few. Follow me on Twitter at @RobCobb_INSC, email me at [email protected]

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