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Muhammad Ali Dead at 74

Postby Plinko » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:41 pm

Muhammad Ali died at 74 tonight. The former Cassius Clay from Louisville, Kentucky, was one of the Greatest Boxers of all time is forever a legend. RIP. MA. You definitely a legend.

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Re: Muhammad Ali Dead at 74

Postby PrimeMinister » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:47 pm

Wow. RIP Ali.

This is hard for me to believe.
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Re: Muhammad Ali Dead at 74

Postby RedLeader » Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:19 am

Wow. Now, that's a loss.



Parkinsons is a motherfucker...
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Re: Muhammad Ali Dead at 74

Postby Swashy » Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:20 am

Grim you ****ing ***hole. STAAAHHHP!!!
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Re: Muhammad Ali Dead at 74

Postby Wesmon » Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:38 am

For all he accomplished, I felt this moment summed up who he was the best. RIP



I wonder what ever happened to the troubled Vietnam Vet he saved.
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Re: Muhammad Ali Dead at 74

Postby Bootz2004 » Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:35 am

Rest easy Champ.
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Re: Muhammad Ali Dead at 74

Postby Buc2 » Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:06 am

I was fortunate enough to see many of his fights on live TV. RIP.
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Re: Muhammad Ali Dead at 74

Postby Wenchy » Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:03 pm

Truly a one of a kind. Rest in peace, Champ.
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Re: Muhammad Ali Dead at 74

Postby sanka » Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:41 pm

RIP to Ali

Side note

But he is not the greatest....he is called the greatest because he called himself that.....A prime Mike Tyson (1980s Iron Mike) was better

But the greatest is Joe Louis!
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Re: Muhammad Ali Dead at 74

Postby HamBone » Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:00 pm

Hell of a boxer...arguably the best.
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Re: Muhammad Ali Dead at 74

Postby RedLeader » Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:40 pm

"Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing."

~ Muhammad Ali
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Re: Muhammad Ali Dead at 74

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:46 am

sanka wrote:RIP to Ali

Side note

But he is not the greatest....he is called the greatest because he called himself that.....A prime Mike Tyson (1980s Iron Mike) was better

But the greatest is Joe Louis!


Rocky Marciano.

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Re: Muhammad Ali Dead at 74

Postby Alpha » Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:43 pm

I grew up in the 70's. to a father who ALWAYS had an opinion on his personal, "GOAT". I grew up getting DRILLED about Jim Brown, Ted Williams and Muhammad Ali. They were the 3 that my old man never shut up about.

I don't remember it but my pops swears that he and my brother and I watched the "Thrilla in Manilla". I was prolly 6 years old or so...I don't ACTUALLY remember watching his fights until the late 70's/early 80's. ANYONE remember Wide World of Sports?

Anyway...I've met famous people before...actors/actresses, sports figures...even 2 Presidents. I've never been one to get giddy around famous people. Don't know why...I just don't. To me...they're just regular people. No better or worse than anyone else.

So it's early 1996...I live in Atlanta and am managing the bar at a hotel/Conference Center on the campus of Emory University...I'm 26/27 years old. It was well known that Ali Underwent Parkinson's treatment at Crawford Long Hospital then...and that was right next door and across from the CDC on Emory's campus. At that time, there were RUMORS that Ali would light the Olympic torch...but they were only rumors. He was NEVER seen around town...he was just an invisible "presence".

So one morning, I'm in early with the restaurant manager doing inventory. The restaurant is BARELY open...it may not even have been open because w were the only 2 people there. So I'm doing my thing in the bar when my buddy starts whispering/shouting,"*****...GET OUT HERE RIGHT NOW!!!"

So I hustle out to the hostess stand and the restaurant manager is out there...and lo and behold...down the steps come Muhammad Ali and his wife (at the time).

We are both shaking and giddy. I can't explain it...I've NEVER acted this way around a famous person...but seeing this man made me freak out. So he and his wife walk up and we both are saying, "Hey Champ...What's Up Champ"...and he makes this face and punches me in the shoulder. It wasn't hard...but it was SOLID. at the time he was 55 or so...and it was a SOLID shot. He was a BIG dude...he CLEARLY had Parkinson's even then...but that right hook left a bruise on my shoulder.

I called my pop ASAP and told him the Champ punched me and I wasn't washing my shoulder ever again. LOL!

My old man is Jewish...and a few years older than Ali. He's also an Air Force vet. Blacks and Jews had much more in common then. It's difficult for the younger generation to understand...but times were much different back then. My old man was a fighter pilot in Vietnam. In the late 60's he tried to apply to fly commercially...first with Delta and finally with Northwest Airlines. When he applied at Delta, they ASKED him if he was a Christian...when he told them he was a Jew, they told him they didn't hire Jews. That was actually LEGAL, back in the day. Discrimination based on race/religion was a LEGIT thing. IT MATTERED. Ali made racial issues a THING and was famous enough to make those issues MATTER.

RIP Muhammad. There will never be anyone like you.
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Re: Muhammad Ali Dead at 74

Postby The Outsider » Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:06 am

Best jazz hands in the business,
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Re: Muhammad Ali Dead at 74

Postby Alpha » Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:35 am

The Outsider wrote:Best jazz hands in the business,



LOL! Jazz hands that could ruin your day...
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Re: Muhammad Ali Dead at 74

Postby Wenchy » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:34 am

Cool story about Ali, Alpha.
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Re: Muhammad Ali Dead at 74

Postby Kress » Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:53 am

Alpha wrote:ANYONE remember Wide World of Sports?


First of all, hell yeah. That WAS sports. ABC, baby. Adjust the tin foil on your antenna, make your sister go stand in the proper place, touch the foil, and hold her hand up for good reception, and you were in business.



Alpha wrote:I grew up getting DRILLED about Jim Brown and Muhammad Ali.


I heard a cool story about them. Brown and Ali were good friends. One time, Brown bet Ali that he could take him out if he wanted to. So they made that bet: Brown, you think that you can knock me out? Go for it. Apparently Brown threw four of his best punches..... and hit nothing but air. Ali dodged them all. Ali then turned around and peppered Brown with a bunch of jabs in a flurry that Brown later stated looked like a hailstorm coming at him. He didn't even know where they were coming from, but he just kept getting hit and there was not a damn thing he could do about it. At that point, he understood.
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