IF you’re a rabid sports fan, the type who wouldn’t want to pass up on a single major sporting show, then you might want to stock up on the pizza and the beverages.
This is one Super Sunday that will keep you glued to the television – and one hand on the remote.
From sun up to the wee hours, Filipino sports nuts will be treated to a feast like no other on Sunday highlighted of course by Manny Pacquiao’s defense of his world welterweight title against American Tim Bradley at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
If you’re not the kind who prefers to join the maddening throng that watches Pacman’s fights in theaters and gymnasiums, might as well wake up much earlier to catch Game Seven of the NBA Eastern Conference finals between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics.
The winner-take-all match will start at 8:30 a.m. Manila time and end with enough time for you to switch channels to catch the Pacquiao-Bradley fight – that is, if you’ve subscribed to pay-per-view.
If you plan to watch the fight on free TV, brace for a loooonger wait.
Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum, mindful of the PPV numbers we're sure more than the sports nut's dilemma, has at least made the assurance that he won't start the Pacman-Bradley fight until Game Seven in Miami has been played out.
While waiting for the euphoria of a certain Pacquiao victory to die down, the do-or-die Game Three of the Shakey’s V-League finals between the Ateneo Lady Eagles and University of Santo Tomas’ Tigresses should keep you entertained in the afternoon.
That match, for sure, will keep you from your Sunday afternoon catnap.
Ideally, dinner must be served early to give you enough time to freshen up before spreading once again on the couch and catching Barangay Ginebra square off with Petron at the Big Dome – one of the few remaining match-ups still worth watching in the PBA.
After that, if you still have the energy for more, stay up late for the ultimate Grand Slam thrill – Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic slipping and sliding on the red clay of Roland Garros, fighting for all the marbles in the French Open finale.
If you're a football fanatic as well, then this is the perfect thank-God-for-the-remote-control moment for you: reigning World Cup and European champion Spain is playing the Azzurri (Italy) in Euro 2012.
If the Nadal-Djokovic match lives up to the hype and drags on into the wee hours, then we have just two words of advice to anyone who like the rest of us will have to drag themselves out of bed and rush to the office very early on Monday.
Good luck? Nope. Wear shades.