The morning after the fight here became yuck-it-up time. The legendary P.T. Barnum line seemed a perfect fit: There is a sucker born every minute.
Included in those suckers were the 16,507 who filled the MGM Grand Garden Arena, generating a paid gate of $74 million, all to watch Floyd Mayweather Jr. outbox Manny Pacquiao in a fight about as compelling as the 405 Freeway at 8 a.m. Also right there in Barnum's pocket were the millions who paid $100 to watch on TV, and the media hordes that encouraged them to do so.
This was billed the Fight of the Century. As the Wall Street Journal so aptly put it, it's good that we have 85 years left to top it.
There was a serious and...