This morning I heard a "This Day In Sports" segment on ESPN radio. Today was the 25th anniversary of the Mike Tyson vs Michael Spinks fight. It was a unification bout for the heavyweight boxing championship of the world. The fight was promoted using the line "Once And For All." At the time we lived in a little house on the southeastern edge of Las Vegas, in an "interesting" neighborhood. One of the next door neighbors was a gentleman of questionable character and social skills. He was in his late 30's, had a beer gut and a mullet, wore sleeveless shirts without the arms for them, and was under the impression that everyone in the neighborhood was after his wife, who dressed just a little on the trashy side. They were an interesting family. On the night of this fight there are cars parked all over the neighborhood, as this dude bought the fight on "pay-per-view" and his man cave was full of his buddies getting ready to watch the fight. Pay-per-view back then was fairly new and expensive. I'll say this fight was $50 for residential pay-per-view, which was a lot of money back then, not like it's not today. So this guy is standing in his driveway telling me about his pay-per-view, how much it cost, how many friends he has over, and how great this fight will be, yada yada yada, when one of his buddies busts out the front door and says "IT'S OVER, YOU MISSED IT!" The dude's eyes got big as saucers, he turned red as a beet, and ran into the house. Come to think of it, that might have been the last time I saw the guy. Certainly the last time I remember, but maybe because it was such a memorable moment. Sure enough, Tyson knocked out Spinks at 91 seconds of the first round. So the morale of the story is boys and girls, if you buy pay-per-view, be in front of the TV 10 minutes before the event starts, not out in the driveway telling your younger neighbor what a big wheel you are. LMAO after all these years.