From his victory over Manny Pacquiao in the "Fight of the Century" Saturday, Floyd Mayweather could tally up to $200 million in earnings. According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, Burger King contributed $1 million of that to allow the restaurant's mascot to trot along with the Mayweather entourage en route to the ring.


The presence of the "Burger King" mascot even upstaged Justin Bieber who is no longer seen a novelty within Mayweather's ring-entrance crew.


Given Mayweather's history of domestic violence, some brands might be uncomfortable associating with him. Burger King didn't exactly answer why it wanted its mascot to be seen Mayweather in a one-sentence statement: "We don't call him the King for nothing."

Well, they don't call Mayweather 'Money' for nothing either.

Let's do some quick math. A Whopper is priced at $3.79. If we divide that into $1 million, that is 263,852.243. So Burger King paid Floyd Mayweather Jr. the monetary equivalent of 263,852 Whoppers and almost a quarter of a 263,853rd.

Oh, you want to know how many Whopper Meals you could get? Whopper Meals are $6.09. So if you want some drinks and fries too, that is 164,203.612 Whopper meals.

What about McDonald's? The chain had lots of advertising in the Philippines' on behalf of national hero Pacquaio.



Despite all the ads, it was Mayweather who had it his way with Pacquaio on Saturday.

Nik Stauskas has more than accepted his bizarre new nickname. He's embraced it and turned it into a business opportunity.

The Sacramento Kings rookie guard was mistakenly called "Sauce Castillo" on the closed captioning following a three-pointer he hit against the Philadelphia 76ers on March 24. The announcer said, "Stauskas, hitting the three," but the closed captioning read, "Sauce Castillo hit the three."

Here's the video:

Fans embraced the new nickname and created numerous memes:



Before long Stauskas himself was laughing at his new moniker:


The rookie and his team embraced it, and April 5 was ""Sauce Castillo" night in Sacramento. The team gave away 16,000 bottles of hot sauce, some of which were signed by Stauskas.

Even though the condiment is a little too spicy for his taste, Stauskas has taken the next step and licensed the creation of an actual brand of hot sauce. The 21-year-old, who is averaging just 4.2 points, announced a partnership with Musashi Foods:



Hopefully the hot sauce goes well with popcorn, because Stauskas is rolling in both.


The mystery of Chris Bosh's drink of choice has been solved. It's beer.

That's a safe assumption, anyways, after Bosh's 31st birthday party last weekend, which featured an extravagant beer theme. Held at the Wynwood Brewery, which was converted into "Bosh Brewery" for that night, the Miami Heat star had the pleasure of his own custom Bosh Brewery bar, Bosh Brewery apparel and an incredible cake fashioned as a beer.


Bosh's birthday was March 24, but apparently he held off on the celebration, officially dubbed "Boshtober," until this past weekend.


Bosh had several Heat teammates present, including point guard Mario Chalmers. The party comes as Bosh continues treatment for blood clots in his lungs, which were discovered over the All-Star break in February and will sideline him for a total of six months.


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Bosh almost left the Heat over the summer in favor of a max contract with the Houston Rockets, but he ultimately stayed in Miami to serve as the primary option for the post-LeBron James franchise. If craft brews are his thing, though, maybe he should be playing alongside LaMarcus Aldridge in Portland.

Shaquille O'Neal is a big man. You'd expect that man to have equally large eating habits. But according to Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive, an order Shaq placed while the two were having dinner was downright strange even by the big man's oversized standards. Ranadive, who spoke at the IMG World Congress of Sports presented by SportsBusiness Journal/Daily in Los Angeles, reveals the bizarre request and Shaq's simple explanation.

When Mark Cuban does not like something, he tells everyone. When Mark Cuban watched this year's NCAA Tournament, he did not like what he saw.

More specifically, he did not like what he saw from the officials. Here is a tidbit from Cuban in ESPN Dallas Thursday morning:

"The referees couldn't manage a White Castle. Seriously, the college game is more physical than the NBA game, and the variation in how it's called from game to game [is a problem]. Hell, they don't even have standards on balls. They use different balls. One team's got one ball, the other team's got another ball. There are so many things that are ridiculous."

The article, written by Tim MacMahon, is called "Mark Cuban says 'horrible' state of college basketball hurting the NBA." The piece is a series of statements from the Dallas Mavericks owner bashing the college game. He thinks the 35-second shot clock, lack of transition and reliance on physicality, along with the officiating, make college basketball a poor product.

One of the victims from Cuban's tirade is not keeping their mouth shut. No, we are not talking about the NCAA. White Castle sent a tweet to Cuban within an hour of MacMahon's publication.


Maybe Cuban, an Indiana alum, is just bitter because his Hoosiers struggled this season and were knocked out of the NCAA Tournament's Round of 64. No matter what the reason, the Shark Tank investor's shot at the fast food chain was uncalled for.

Appearing on the Dan Patrick Show later in the morning, Cuban buried the hatch with White Castle:



So now it is safe to assume the billionaire eats at White Castle on semi-regular basis. Oh, how the story changes.

America's most exclusive restaurant is coming to an unlikely ally: The New York Mets.

Yes, the second-most popular baseball team in New York City has somehow managed to haul in a relationship with Rao, a local restaurant so tough to get a reservation for that it basically functions as a private club. Patrons have virtually no shot at getting a reservation just by calling -- instead, networking and friends are the most common ways people manage to enjoy a meal there.

That's because Rao sells off the rights to its tables a year in advance. According to Grub Street, Rao's reservations typically work like season tickets: Patrons pay between $1,000 to $25,000 every year to lock down a weekly reservation at the restaurant. Among the diners to pony up this cash are film directors Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen, as well as former president Bill Clinton.

Oh, and that reservation fee doesn't include the cost of the meal itself.

Rao has since expanded beyond its original location, including a restaurant in Las Vegas at Caesar's Palace. Now, it plans to open another location in Citi Field, the Mets' home stadium.

Rao's at Citi Field will open April 13, and it sets a new bar for the rapidly evolving food culture at baseball games. While other professional stadiums go for crazier, sometimes hazardous creations, the Mets are giving the masses a shot at some of the world's most renowned foods.

As Forbes reports, the ambiance at other Rao's locations doesn't carry the same impression as the original location, but the food is consistently excellent.

Oh, there is one last obstacle to getting in to Rao's: you have to be a premium ticket-holder. OK, so not everyone can go. But it's still a rare opportunity to try the restaurant's famously light meatballs or its simple-but-celebrated salad of golden raisins, pine nuts and red pepper.

It might be worth a one-time splurge. Treat Yo Self?

Derek Jeter's new venture, The Players' Tribune, might be more than just a website.

Jeter and some partners in the concession business are proposing to build The Players' Tribune Bar & Grill, reports Eric Snider of the Tampa Bay Bay Business Journal.

The planned location is inside Tampa International Airport. But Snider reports that Jeter faces considerable competition for the space with six other groups, including a Wolfgang Puck restaurant and a Buccaneers-themed bar and grill. Just one will be selected.

The report also cites some of the sales pitch in the bid document from the Jeter group: "Come beyond the velvet rope to enjoy the VIP atmosphere. Not a sports bar … a sports lounge."

The website was designed to give athletes an unfiltered voice. Although there has been some criticism regarding its fact-checking and ghost-written pieces, The Players' Tribune has made an impact on the media landscape since launching in October.

Red Sox slugger David Ortiz caused a stir last week when wrote a column about how he is perceived unfairly because he tested positive for a banned substance in 2003. As Richard Sandomir wrote in the New York Times: " ... the way the Ortiz article quickly went viral also showed the growing reach of The Players’ Tribune, especially when an athlete has something provocative to say, and how its direct pipeline to athletes positions it well to break news ahead of traditional news organizations."

Star power has helped The Players' Tribune build its brand impressively in less than six months. Jeter's name still carries more clout, and that's not in the name of the proposed bar and grill. It might be tempting to add his name, but ultimately The Players' Tribune will need to succeed on its own terms.

"NInety-five percent go out of business," Mark Cuban said of restaurants in an interview with TMZ. "But it's Derek; that's different. And that's his hometown so he's got a better chance than most.

"He's a smart guy. He's a smart businessman. He's got a great following. Who wouldn't want to eat at Derek Jeter's?

By Joanna Fantozzi
The Daily Meal

These days, if your baseball franchise only sells hot dogs, peanuts and beer, you're doing it wrong. The newest major and minor league offerings include a churro dog and bacon-stuffed Krispy Kreme hot dog. After all that sugar-, fat-, and carb-loading, you’ll need something refreshing to wash it all down. Introducing the Blue Moon milkshake: a Creamsicle-style milkshake made with Blue Moon beer from the Minnesota Twins.

No official announcement has been made about the boozy shake, but it’s just one of three alcoholic milkshakes being offered at Hammond Stadium, the Twins' spring training complex, according to News Press. The two other varieties are the Key Lime beer shake and the Young's Double beer shake. All three sound pretty delicious, so hopefully they will be headed to Target Field for opening day.

In other wacky ballpark fare news, the Milwaukee Brewers are hitting it out of the park with deep-fried nachos: beef, loaded with refried beans, rolled in Doritos, and then deep fried and drizzled with sour cream and cheese. Yowza.

The Minnesota Twins and Kent Hrbek are at it again. Hrbek's Target Field restuarant will feature yet another twist on the Blood Mary for 2015.

Last year, the Twins rolled out a typical Bloody Mary, but with a
bacon cheeseburger on top. This time around, they swapped the cheeseburger for a drink featuring pepperoni pizza, aptly called the College Daze Bloody Mary.


Pizza is not the only unique accessory to the this drink, though. It comes with a beef stick, cheese, celery and a pickles spear. The name makes sense, since that combination seems a lot like a 20-something's dinner.

The drink/meal will cost fans $19.

The Milwaukee Brewers have come up with the ballpark food of all ballpark foods. If you like nachos and haven't picked your favorite MLB team, the Brewers should be making a good case.

Miller Park is rolling out the Inside the Park Nachos, a concoction that combines nacho and taco meat into a corndog-shaped marvel.


The Inside the Park Nachos feature beef on a stick, mixed with fried beans, surrounded by Doritos, fried all together and topped with sour cream and cheese. It's like every good sports-watching food wrapped in one.

The Brewers might not win the World Series this year, but they'll be contenders in the race for best concession foods. Pair it with the Down Wisconsin Avenue Brat and the Miller Park Bratchos, and this team is a real contender.

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