Oscar De La Hoya "retired" today, which is what boxers do while they wait for someone to offer them $20 million for their once-in-a-lifetime comeback payday. He will be missed?
De La Hoya led a remarkable career, I guess, even though I cannot recall a single memorable thing that he did at any point in his life, besides maybe winning a gold medal at the Olympics (Atlanta? Barcelona?) and wearing fishnets. I'm not a boxing expert, obviously, but I assume that every one of his important fights was broadcast on pay-per-view or a cable channel that I did not get, which it means it might as well not have happened. I still miss Wide World of Sports. Anyway, congratulations on a job ... done.