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Old 01-17-2012, 04:17 AM   #1
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Muhammad Ali

Very much doubt he'll see this, but I'd just like to wish The GREATEST a very happy 70th birthday,
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:26 AM   #2
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Very much doubt he'll see this
don't sell yourself short
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Old 06-03-2016, 10:41 PM   #3
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I searched the bowels of the sports threads and this is what I found.

Doesn't look good for The Greatest. I haven't really given much of a shit about boxing in years, but obviously, if or when Ali passes, boxing will have lost a true original.
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Old 06-04-2016, 12:56 AM   #4
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And there you have it.

I didn't actually realise he was still alive. Not into boxing, but it's sad all the same.
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Old 06-04-2016, 01:01 AM   #5
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RIP legend.
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Old 06-04-2016, 01:22 AM   #6
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It is hard to believe he managed to pack the best boxing career ever and ongoing activism into one lifetime.
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Not much affected by it. He played a shitty sport. He was good at it. Whatever. I'm too young to have seen him in his prime.

But I'm sad for his family, of course.
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Old 06-04-2016, 04:11 AM   #8
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lol.
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Old 06-04-2016, 04:36 AM   #9
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Boxing sucks. Fuck boxing.
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I'm a total asshole...don't know why my first reaction was "I'm not affected by it"...I clearly am because I keep coming back to this thread. My bad.

I do think boxing sucks but I am sad about his passing.

Michael Mann's film is very good.
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The guy gave up his career and championship title in his prime to protest the Vietnam War, and was banned for years from the sport for his pacifist beliefs.

Think about that. Jordan left basketball at his peak to play baseball in an act of hubris.

The gulf speaks volumes.
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Boxing sucks. Fuck boxing.
Boxing gave Ali a living, but it also took his life. He suffered for decades with Parkinson's. With the exception of possibly Floyd Mayweather, there is no one today who compares to the personality of Ali.

RIP Ali.
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Old 06-04-2016, 07:35 AM   #13
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The greatest, and consider he didn't box for four years during his prime. The fights with Frazier and Foreman are legendary.
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Boxing gave Ali a living, but it also took his life. He suffered for decades with Parkinson's. With the exception of possibly Floyd Mayweather, there is no one today who compares to the personality of Ali.

RIP Ali.
Floyd Mayweather doesn't even come close.

Ali was considered the most recognizable person in the world for a large portion of his adult life. Not athlete, person. There will never be anyone like him again. he changed boxing with his persona combined with tremendous ability, then he changed the world with his beliefs and his personality. Its a shame that the last quarter century of his life was dominated by Parkinson's and kept him from displaying that personality as he got older.

RIP.
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What he said.

RIP.
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