QUOTE (The Ollie Reed Fan Club @ Oct 24 2011, 10:40 PM)
In all fairness I think numbers are a facet of PPV boxing that fans are interested in. I mean the initial estimate was interesting enough for you to run a story on your front page titled "Mayweather STILL the PPV king" or words to that effect.
For me and a lot of others I will be curious to see what the final figures are. I guess it is just a part of whole modern experience of being a fight fan. Who is the trainer? What is the result? What were the PPV figures? It's part of the package now.
I'm not saying fans can't be interested in them, but god damn, some of y'all are OBSESSED with them. That's all I'm getting at. I mean, how many fucking threads have been created about it already? We ran our story over a month ago, and since then, there's been all kinds of guesses, assumptions, inaccurate information, totally off numbers, conspiracy theories, you name it. It's fucking crazy. I mean, even this thread right here is sourcing a site that told you two weeks ago the number was 850K, and now all of a sudden, they're telling you it's 1.15 and that's taken as fact as though the site is credible. Even now, somebody else is saying 700K...all the while, it seems like people are just eager to say, "So much for FightHype this" and "Fight reporting inaccurate that". WTF? How about FightHype is the only place that stood firm on their initial number? How about FightHype is the only place reporting numbers similar to what Dan Rafael is hearing (give or take 50K)? How about, "Damn, maybe FightHype wasn't that far off in the first place. I guess Mayweather can sell even when his opponent is new to the PPV scene. I wonder how much revenue that generated given that this PPV was more expensive than normal."
It's always negative, negative, NEGATIVE shit coming out of the mouths of some y'all. I mean, are we really fans of the sport? Or are we just bitter haters of certain fighters?