It was minimized by the HBO cameras but last night, when 50 Cent led Floyd Mayweather Jr into the ring, he wore a bulletproof vest color-coordinated to match the fighter's trunks. Of course this gets a girl thinking. Was it a practical reminder that big bouts at the MGM never go well for rappers? (In which case -- just keeping with the theme of the week -- good or bad for boxing?) Was it a tribute? Or is decorative body armor simply the logical next-step for a business empire that includes clothes, virtual clothes, condoms and, uh, more?
On a vaguely related note: could Jim Lampley be any more of an old hen?