SI.com's 10 most popular stories from the week ending May 8

Friday May 8th, 2015

Here is a roundup of SI.com's 10 most popular stories this week. Be sure to read to the bottom for a bonus story from the SI Vault.


Mayweather will never have victory he wants most

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Floyd Mayweather defeated Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision last weekend, in a fight that aesthetically left much to be desired. Amid the post-fights boos, it became clear that Mayweather will never gain the respect and adoration he desiresBy Greg Bishop.


2016 NFL mock draft 1.0

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It's never too early. With the 2015 draft behind us, SI.com looks ahead with the first 2016 mock draft, with stars like Shawn Oakman, Ronnie Stanley and Joey Bosa at the topBy Chris Burke.


Mayweather-Pacquiao falls short of hype

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After years of build-up, Saturday's fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao had lots to live up to. But with Mayweather defensive-as-ever and Pacquiao unable to do anything about it, the so-called Fight of the Century was somewhat of a dud. By Chris Mannix.


Supercool Carey Price stands tall

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Amid all the pressure and expectation that comes with being goalie for the Canadiens, Carey Price has managed to make the job look easy as Montreal battles through the playoffsBy Michael Farber.


Steve Spurrier talks Gamecocks' offseason

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With Chicago trailing by one point in Game Five of the 1989 Eastern Conference first round and the clock showing just three seconds, Michael Jordan double-clutched on an 18-foot shot over Craig Ehlo that rattled the back of the rim and went in, giving the Bulls a 101-100 victoryBy Jack McCallum.

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