Blood, violence and pay-per-view

Corrupt or not, Bill Simmons will still shell out big bucks to watch fights like Corrales-Castillo time and time again.

Updated: October 14, 2005, 2:45 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

Editor's note: This article appears in the Oct. 24 issue of ESPN The Magazine

For the rematch of the greatest fight in 20 years, cable companies were charging $44.95 plus tax. You rarely get to say this about a boxing pay-per-view event: the price seemed like a steal. Not only would I have paid $100 without blinking, I probably would have gone up to $250.

See, I have only a few rules in life. Never wager on a lousy quarterback playing on the road. Never drink tequila ...

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