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    Default Re: Muhammad Ali Appreciation thread.

    Birds of a feather stick together.
    Do not let success go to your head and do not let failure get to your heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master View Post
    Birds of a feather stick together.
    I heard the same thing about Mods and old timers, sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Paxtom View Post
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    Love him or hate him, as Dia put it...... there's no arguing that Ali was huge for boxing. That's not saying he was the best ever. But he did more for the sport than any other fighter in history.


    I'm sure Bill Paxtom will be in here at any moment to chime in with his agreement.
    The end product or Ali's wonderful influence on boxing....Adrien Broner! Hell, I wouldn't have wanted to miss that for anything, sir!
    You are better than that mate, that was stretching it to blame Ali for that. Even Bill was embarrassed for you.
    I doubt Bill pays much attention to what I say.

    I enjoy your posts............... You are quite witty at times.
    I want to, honest, but I'm not going to argue with you!

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    Do not listen to him @beenKOed Bill is trying to butter you up.

    You are never witty in your posts.
    Do not let success go to your head and do not let failure get to your heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master View Post
    Do not listen to him @beenKOed Bill is trying to butter you up.

    You are never witty in your posts.

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    Bill loves @beenKOed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Master View Post
    Bill loves @beenKOed


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    'Hippie Clay'


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    Caught a little of that Facing Ali TV doc again, since I missed some parts last time.

    You know, putting aside Ali's polarizing personality, I can't blame him too much for refusing the draft. He wasn't the only black American during those times that resented being asked to fight a war for a country that treated blacks like inferior beings during those times. He was hardly alone in that sentiment.

    Think about it. You living in a time and a country where you can't ride in the front of the bus (or in the bus at all)... you can't go into certain restaurants.... you have separate water fountains.... you get called "nigg__" every day.... in some parts of the States you run the risk of getting lynched simply by being black. And then you're supposed to go running to your draft board for the chance to get flown to Vietnam to shoot North Vietnamese who are posing no danger to the U.S.?? I'm sorry... but I can't say I'd think much different if it was me.

    Had Ali not been such an offensive person toward Frazier and other opponents.... and had he not had that polarizing personality so many people found offensive... I'd bet he would've made a lot more people think about this particular issue.

    Ali called Frazier and a few others Uncle Tom, a term meaning a black man excessively obedient and submissive to the white man. A lot of that probably came from his anger at seeing how other blacks, maybe including Frazier, seemed to have no problems with the prejudice and restrictions white society placed on the blacks. Again, it's hard to walk in another man's shoes unless you've been in similar situations, but... I can see why he'd be resentful toward what he considered to be submissive blacks.

    Speaking for myself, I thank God I wasn't born black in the States during the 50's and 60's. I probably would've been dead by now.... as I don't tend to accept things like prejudice easily. And although I consider myself a peace-loving citizen.... I probably would've sympathized with the militant blacks who sought equality by force.

    Again..... this is aside from the "Ali was a disrespectful prick" arguments and whatnot. This is just a point on his refusal to be drafted, and the subsequent stripping of his title.

    I liked the documentary, because it went through his meaningful opponents one by one. I enjoyed seeing that bit on Chuvalo.... didn't realize the hell he had gone through in his personal life (sons dying from OD's..... wife committed suicide). Chuvalo was one tough dude. Even at the time of the doc filming, he still looks pretty fit. I saw how Ali objected to Ernie Terrell continuing to call him Clay, to the point where during the fight Ali kept asking Terrell, "What's my name?". If you didn't have the background info on that, you'd think Ali was just being an ass during the fight.

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    Ali was just being an ass during the fight.

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    Cool brock..... I'm glad you took the trouble to read the whole thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TitoFan View Post
    Cool brock..... I'm glad you took the trouble to read the whole thing.
    Bromiando solamente ;-)

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    Default Re: Muhammad Ali Appreciation thread.

    ~ A Christmas Greeting To Cassius Clay ~


    The Grim Reaper will be come-a-knocking soon.


    Hope you're prepared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Paxtom View Post
    ~ A Christmas Greeting To Cassius Clay ~


    The Grim Reaper will be come-a-knocking soon.


    Hope you're prepared.
    We will all die one day but in Ali's case people will care.

    Time for you to forgive before you go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Master View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Paxtom View Post
    ~ A Christmas Greeting To Cassius Clay ~


    The Grim Reaper will be come-a-knocking soon.


    Hope you're prepared.
    We will all die one day but in Ali's case people will care.


    That was pretty cold, M.


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