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  • Boxing Fans:Muhammad Ali's Rope-A-Dope Technique Far From Being An Impugned Tactic

    12/18/2013 3:33:31 PM PST · by lbryce · 16 replies
    THe Secret Funny Laughter ^ | DEcember 14, 2013 | Staff
    I had always maligned Muhammad Ali for having developed, implemented the Rope-A-Dope tacticthat despite being a very effective strategy, felt was a cheap, cowardly way in which to defeat his opponents. But on closer inspection as offered by the enclosed gif, I came to see first hand that the Rope-A-Dope I thought he used was simply to have him standing in the cormner his head protected his opponent tiring himelf out in the process. But as I now see it, Ali had developed a deeply analytical, highly effective, disciplined approach that was more proactive than reactive, for which he deserve...
  • German Photographer Shares Memoirs of 'Muhammad Ali'

    10/07/2013 7:00:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    World Bulletin ^ | October 2013 Monday
    World famous German photographer Thomas Hoepker, sharing his memoirs on famous boxer Muhammad Ali with the Turkish audience, states he took 'legendary' photos of Ali. World famous German photographer Thomas Hoepker, sharing his memoirs on famous boxer Muhammad Ali with the Turkish audience, stated he took 'legendary' photos of him. Being in Turkey's Bursa city as a guest of "Third International Photography Festival in Bursa" Hoepker told his photography memories with famous boxer Muhammad Ali and said he had the opportunity to take each scene of him during a boxing match. "It was an incredible thing to approach him that...
  • Documents: NSA spied on Martin Luther King, Muhammad Ali

    09/28/2013 2:37:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 09.27.13, 10:50
    The US National Security Agency spied on civil rights leader Martin Luther King and boxer Muhammad Ali during the height of the Vietnam War protests, declassified documents reveal. According to the BBC, the documents show the NSA also tracked journalists from the New York Times and the Washington Post and two senators—Democrat Frank Church and Republican Howard Baker. …
  • What’s in a name? Chelsea Manning and Muhammad Ali (Groan)

    08/25/2013 1:04:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Salon ^ | August 24, 2013 | Andrew O'Hehir
    Consider a polarizing political and cultural figure who is seen by many people as a hero and by others as a traitor – and who has a powerful symbolic importance to members of a persecuted minority. This person adopts a new name and a new identity, which transforms his or her relationship to mainstream culture and confuses both the media and many members of the public. Many people refuse to accept the new name and identity, or treat it as a nickname or a passing fad. At age 25, this person is prosecuted for an act of conscience-driven defiance against...
  • Ali's Trainer Told FBI Of Boxer's Islam Ties: Angelo Dundee met with agents ...

    02/02/2013 9:56:56 AM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | February 1, 2013
    Two weeks before Muhammad Ali beat Sonny Liston for the heavyweight championship, the boxer’s trainer met secretly with FBI agents and identified members of the Nation of Islam who were associates of Ali, according to bureau records. In a "confidential" February 1964 memo to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, a supervisor in the bureau’s Miami office reported on a meeting with “trainer-manager” Angelo Dundee and Dundee’s brother Chris, who was promoting the fight between Liston and Ali (who was then still known as Cassius Clay).
  • Paintings Outrage Islamic Hard-Liners in Pakistan (Clerics Depicted in Homo-Erotic/Pedophile Scenes)

    12/28/2012 12:36:54 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 28, 2012 | ASIF SHAHZAD
    Pakistan's leading arts college has pushed boundaries before in this conservative nation. But when a series of paintings depicting Muslim clerics in scenes with strong homosexual overtones sparked an uproar and threats of violence by Islamic extremists, it was too much. Officials at the National College of Arts in the eastern city of Lahore shut down its academic journal, which published the paintings, pulled all its issues out of bookstores and dissolved its editorial board. Still, a court is currently considering whether the paintings' artist, the journal's board and the school's head can be charged with blasphemy. The college's decision...
  • Angelo Dundee dead at 90

    02/01/2012 8:14:37 PM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    AP via The Sacremento Bee ^ | February 1, 2012 | Tim Dahlberg
    Angelo Dundee, the brilliant motivator who worked the corner for Muhammad Ali in his greatest fights and willed Sugar Ray Leonard to victory in his biggest bout, died Wednesday in Tampa, Fla. He was 90.
  • Joe Frazier, the Herman Cain of the ring

    11/16/2011 7:22:00 PM PST · by Sioux-san · 12 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/16/2011 | Jack Cashill
    When boxing great Joe Frazier died last week, the media managed to say nice things about Smokin' Joe without ever detailing how they and their chosen one of the moment, Muhammad Ali, conspired to ruin Frazier's life. I got a sense of this in March 1971, when my friends from grad school and I drove from Purdue to watch a large screen presentation of the first Ali-Frazier fight. Given the imperatives of student poverty, we headed not south to Indianapolis, which was 40 miles closer, but north to Gary, which was five dollars cheaper. The moment we walked into the...
  • The Thrilla's Three Victims

    11/09/2011 4:14:15 PM PST · by BluesDuke · 6 replies
    Throneberry Fields Forever ^ | 9 November 2011 | Yours Truly
    It is appropriate to set aside this journal’s customary business now and then to pay tribute to class and loss away from baseball. If you think that boxing is a profession, if not necessarily a sport, to which class is an unwelcome intruder, you may not have known Joe Frazier, who died of liver cancer at 62 on Monday. Or, at least, you may not really think that class was beaten out of the profession once and for all by the third and last of his showdowns with Muhammad Ali. “I heard somethin’ once,” Ali told Sports Illustrated‘s Mark Kram,...
  • Joe Frazier, Tragic Hero. Boxing Legend, Dead at 67

    11/08/2011 5:57:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/08/2011 | James Rosen
    ‘Don’t you know I’m God?” taunted Muhammad Ali, in the first of the epic trilogy of heavyweight prizefights with Joe Frazier that defined the early 1970s. Ali even took to accompanying each word — Don’t — you — know — I’m — God? — with a swing of his fists, unleashing another flurry of his lightning-fast punches. Frazier, undaunted, singularly unaffected by Ali’s sophomoric doggerel and sophisticated psy-ops, kept boring in on his opponent, a steady, bobbing, weaving machine, and spat back through his bloodied mouthpiece: “Well, God, you gonna get whupped tonight!” And very near the end of that...
  • Artist uses 1,300 punching bags to depict Muhammad Ali

    03/04/2011 11:26:11 AM PST · by Artemis Webb · 23 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 030411 | Chris Chase
    Muhammad Ali always said he was the prettiest thing that ever lived. He has a point. It does take a certain beauty to make 1,300 punching bags, five miles of stainless steel and two miles of aluminum tubing look like a work of art. Of course, it doesn't hurt to have a talented sculptor rendering those materials. California artist Michael Kalish will unveil his Ali art installation, "reALIze," later this month in Los Angeles. The project, which depicts the three-time heavyweight champ by using speed bags, stands two stories high, fills up 15,00 cubic feet and includes five miles of...
  • Muhammad Ali Visits Former Pres. Bush At Book Signing

    12/18/2010 10:20:36 AM PST · by fabrizio · 90 replies · 1+ views
    Former President George W. Bush was happily stunned when legendary former heavyweight boxing champ Muhammad Ali stood facing him. Bush was at a Barnes & Noble Booksellers store in Phoenix today signing his book, Decision Points when the Greatest entered (with the Secret Service) to shake hands. With his famous comic humor, Ali sat next to Bush and held the book up as press and public snapped photos.
  • In USA Today Op-Ed, Obama Salutes Muhammad Ali's Comeback From Draft Dodging

    11/22/2009 7:35:58 AM PST · by kristinn · 37 replies · 1,902+ views
    Sunday, November 22, 2009 | Kristinn
    While he continues to harm troop morale in Afghanistan by refusing for the past three months to send urgently requested reinforcements, Barack Obama has taken the time to pen an op-ed for USA Today praising the most famous draft dodger of the 20th Century, Muhammad Ali, for his ability to overome the "adversity" caused by his refusal to serve his country in a time of war.While Ali can be praised for his humanitarian work and the way he has connected with people all across the globe, which Obama does in the article, for a commander-in-chief in a time of war...
  • Muhammad Ali to receive honorary doctorate from Muhlenberg College

    05/03/2009 5:52:31 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 27 replies · 820+ views
    Muhammad Ali, who floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee inside the boxing ring and became a political and humanitarian force outside of it, will receive an honorary doctorate from Muhlenberg College. The former three-time heavyweight champion and Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the 20th Century will be honored at the college's 161st commencement May 17 with two others -- Galway Kinnell, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, and Kathleen A. McGinty, former state environmental secretary for Gov. Ed Rendell. First known as Cassius Clay, he won the boxing Olympic gold medal in 1960 and became heavyweight champion in 1964. The...
  • Muhammad Ali Awarded Honorary Doctorate from Princeton University

    06/19/2007 9:19:20 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 71 replies · 1,206+ views
    Muhammad Ali Awarded Honorary Doctorate from Princeton University Wednesday, June 06, 2007 Associated Press PRINCETON, N.J. — The Greatest is now an Ivy League doctor. Muhammad Ali has been awarded an honorary doctorate of humanities from Princeton University. Ali was honored for his contributions to humanitarian efforts and his athletic achievements. The 65-year-old former heavyweight boxing champion was one of seven people awarded honorary degrees at the university's graduation ceremony Tuesday.
  • Sting Like a 'B': Hillary Threatens to 'Deck' Opponents

    01/28/2007 5:49:59 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 77 replies · 1,736+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You can imagine the MSM's collective gasp of horror if a Republican presidential candidate ever threatened to punch out opponents. It would be a field day for the psychologists, as one after another would be paraded across TV screens to speculate on the subconscious roots of such aggressiveness, and opine on the fitness for office of anyone harboring such pugilistic predilections. Lefty foreign policy mavens would be invited to fret over the way such knee-jerk hostility might lead us into war, etc. But NBC raised nary an eyebrow when reporting on Hillary having uttered just such a threat during...
  • Let's Talk About the Butterflies and the Bees (Muhammad Ali)

    01/24/2007 7:58:17 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies · 603+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 22, 2007 | Selwyn Duke
    Last week, many commemorated Muhammad Ali's sixty-fifth birthday with a zeal reminiscent of Roman pagans cheering a triumphant Caesar.  And as I ponder this, I'm reminded of how people are as quick to forget as they are to condemn. Don't get me wrong, I like Ali.  Although he knocked the veneer of invincibility off Sonny Liston before I was even a twinkle in my father's eye, I'm a great fan of history and have watched more boxing retrospectives than I care to mention.  I've probably seen all of Ali's notable bouts and, although I'm no Burt Sugar (you know, the...
  • Happy 65th Birthday Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali-Jan. 17)!

    01/18/2007 11:52:35 AM PST · by lowbridge · 173 replies · 6,105+ views
  • Muhammad Ali sells rights to name [To the tune of $50m]

    04/13/2006 4:15:00 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 14 replies · 411+ views
    BBC On-Line ^ | Tuesday, 11 April 2006 | staff writer
    Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 April 2006, 22:50 GMT 23:50 UK Muhammad Ali sells rights to name Ali dominated the boxing world in the 1960s and 1970s Entertainment and licensing firm CKX has bought the marketing rights to the name of boxing legend Muhammad Ali. The boxer, who was born Cassius Clay, sold the rights to his image and name in a $50m (£28.6m) cash deal which also covers certain trademarks. Ali, 64, and his wife are expected to "actively work with CKX to continue to promote his ... legacy throughout the world," the entertainment group said. CKX also controls the...
  • Why Sonny Liston didn't get up (the suspicious victory of Muhammad Ali )

    02/10/2006 10:30:16 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 115 replies · 3,951+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 02/10/2006 | Jack Cashill
    Why Sonny Liston didn't get up -------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 10, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: In his eye-opening new book, "Sucker Punch: The Hard Left Hook That Dazed Ali and Killed King's Dream," Jack Cashill un-tells what may be the most mis-told story of the late 20th century – the heroic rise of boxer Muhammad Ali. This re-telling sheds bright new light on some slighted boxing greats like Joe Louis, Joe Frazier and George Foreman, and reveals the surprising role that Christianity has played in the sports culture. Today, we cover part 5 in this special 10-part series. By...
  • SUCKER PUNCH - Muhammad Ali's real roots

    02/06/2006 6:53:45 PM PST · by ChessExpert · 141 replies · 13,425+ views
    WorldnetDaily ^ | 6 February 2006 | Jack Cashill
    "Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay in Louisville, Ky., on Jan. 17, 1942, grandson of a slave, began boxing at the age of 12, and, by 18, had fought 108 amateur bouts." In the very first sentence on Ali's life in her essay, "The Cruelest Sport," noted author Joyce Carol Oates shares with the reader one observation beyond the superficial: Ali was born the "grandson of a slave." Oates apparently sees this as the defining fact of Ali's existence. More influential than Oates or anyone else in interpreting Ali to the world was sportscaster Howard Cosell. In his 1973 book,...
  • Muhammad Ali appearance dispels fears over health

    11/09/2005 1:43:43 PM PST · by george76 · 84 replies · 2,246+ views
    breitbart ^ | Nov 09
    Ailing boxing legend Muhammad Ali swapped wisecracks with President George W. Bush in his first public appearance in five months which dispelled recent fears over his health. Ali, 63, went to the White House to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian honor, from Bush. He appeared weak from his longstanding battle against Parkinson's Disease but attentive throughout the ceremony in the East Room of the White House, applauding each recipient. Ali's first public appearance in five months
  • Ali has months to live

    11/05/2005 6:06:40 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 88 replies · 2,257+ views
    This Is London ^ | 4 November 2005
    Muhammad ALI may have just months to live, it has emerged yesterday. The 63-year-old boxing great, who has battled Parkinson's disease for 20 years, can no longer talk and is shutting himself away from those closest to him. His daughter Laila said: "It is painful for me because I would love to sit down and talk with my dad about the way he used to be when he was my age, when he was in his prime, because we are so alike. I can't really do that. I can't share a lot of things with him. "He likes doing simple...
  • Pro-Al Qaeda Rapper KRS-One: Treasonous Roots, Poisonous Fruits

    10/24/2004 11:10:40 AM PDT · by mrustow · 41 replies · 1,136+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 24 October 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    In my previous column on pro-Al Qaeda rapper KRS-One (Kris Parker; hereafter, “KOP”), I cited the Daily News story from “Rush & Molloy’s” gossip column (the husband-and-wife team of George Rush and Joanna Molloy) that quoted him as having “cheered” when Al Qaeda attacked America and murdered 3,000 people on 911, liberally quoted from KOP’s rap/Hip-Hop (r/h) “songs,” and discussed r/h’s ties to black supremacist movements such as the Nation of Islam, the Five Percenters, and the New Black Panther party. Rap’s Treasonous Roots The longtime leader of the Nation of Islam, “the Honorable Elijah Muhammad” (Elijah Poole; 1897-1975), spent...
  • Obama runs away, Keyes says (Obama "too busy" for 6 debates)

    08/11/2004 7:53:05 AM PDT · by Gelato · 39 replies · 1,565+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 11, 2004 | By Liam Ford and David Mendell
    Saying Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Barack Obama was once a Muhammad Ali-like figure willing to debate any Republican rival and now is "running out of the ring" to avoid debates, GOP nominee Alan Keyes challenged his opponent Tuesday to debate anytime, anywhere.
  • Ali to deliver first pitch at All-Star Game(Why? Because he draft-dodged in Houston)

    07/08/2004 11:19:54 AM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 55 replies · 1,676+ views
    Houston Chronicle - yellow edition ^ | 7/8/04 | DAVID BARRON
    Nearly four decades after he filled the Astrodome for a pair of championship fights, then relinquished his heavyweight boxing title by placing principles ahead of profession, Muhammad Ali will return to Houston next Tuesday to throw out the first pitch for the All-Star Game at Minute Maid Park. Ali's selection was disclosed Wednesday by Ed Goren, the president of Fox Sports, which will broadcast the game Tuesday night. "It should be one of the most historic moments fans will ever see at an All-Star Game," Goren said. This will not be the first time Ali has participated in the opening...
  • Interesting words from Muhammad Ali (regarding Islam and women)

    10/16/2002 7:25:39 PM PDT · by zapiks44 · 61 replies · 473+ views
    Playboy.com ^ | November 1975 | Lawrence Linderman
    ALI: A lot of 'em got careers, working for and with their brothers, but you don't find 'em in no white man's office in downtown New York working behind secretarial desks. Too many black women been used in offices. And not even in bed -- on the floor. We know it because we got office Negroes who've told us this. So we protect our women, 'cause women are the field that produces our nation. And if you can't protect your women, you can't protect your nation. Man, I was in Chicago a couple of months ago and saw a white...
  • Ali's Kin Charged With Shoplifting

    09/17/2002 5:14:04 PM PDT · by GeneD · 9 replies · 273+ views
    wire.ap.org ^ | 9/17/02
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A daughter of Muhammad Ali was arrested on a charge of trying to shoplift bedding from a store in Rossford, Ohio, last week. Hana Yasmeen Ali, 26, of Berrien Springs, Mich., was scheduled to appear in Perrysburg Municipal Court on Wednesday on a misdemeanor charge of attempted theft. She identified herself as Ali's daughter when she was arrested, officer Craig Revill said. Employees at the store, Linens & Things, also reported that she tried to tamper with a price tag on a $69.99 picture frame. Ali, one of nine children of the former heavyweight boxing champ,...