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hollienewton
Feb 26, 2014

50 years ago, 1964: Cassius Clay proved his fists could talk as loud as his words as the new king of the heavy-weights. Sonny Liston yielded his crown while slumped in his corner between the sixth and seventh rounds. The fight went into the books as seventh-round technical knock-out - one of the most astounding ring upsets of all time.

25 years ago, 1989: Jazz-pop singer Bobby McFerrin won four Grammy awards, including best song and best record, and urban folk singer Tracy Chapman won three of her six nominations at the 31st Annual Grammy Awards that featured performances from violinist Itzhak Perlman and Metallica.

10 years ago, 2004: Three in 10 Americans said that Osama bin Laden should be the first victim if executions were televised - and 21 percent said they'd pay for the privilege. 18 percent said Saddam Hussein should be executed on TV and 11 percent said they'd pay to watch it.

Comments

Contango

As he told Howard Cosell:

I never hit a man in the face; I always aim for the back of the head.

He demonstrated how effective the jab can be.

He was THE GREATEST!

rbenn

And a draft dodger.

deertracker

Wrong again, as usual. He refused to go and I think he did the RIGHT thing.

rbenn

No not wrong, he made a living off of beating people up, but his religious beliefs said he could fight a war? Whatever

Contango

Re: "beating people up,"

It's called: Boxing.

Better check the numbers: Poor blacks were overwhelmingly represented in 'Nam. While the white kids went to college.

rbenn

Im feeding the troll cantango I really could care less about ali. Just enjoying stirring the pot

deertracker

Stir all you want. You are IRRELEVANT!

rbenn

so are you and your traitor president, for that matter any liberal that breathes.

Darwin's choice

Pretty broad stroke of the brush there.....

I can personally vouch for dozens of "white kids" that didn't go to college....

or for that matter, have much of a choice to go to "johnson's" war....

deertracker

Me too!

Contango

Re: "draft dodger."

Yea, better to help kill little yellow people for Mr. Johnson's War, right?

A free society shouldn't need (bleepin') conscription. If the cause is worth fighting for, the volunteers will come.

santown419

You got all these cowards calling others trolls but are the only ones coming on here just to cause trouble. Especially when it involoves blacks good or bad.

rbenn

good try beavis but no color was mentioned, YOU brought that into the equation but I respect your efforts to play the race card lol

santown419

Nice try butthead but race was mentioned a couple times here. I don't need respect from a true troll. You have been posting on here more and more and most your post are racist and race base.

rbenn

Show me one post that has race ever mentioned, you cant but good try rev al.

deertracker

Agreed!

rbenn

Knew it wouldn't take long for rev jesse to chime in ha ha

OH-IO

Rbenn: There wouldn't be a need for a Rev. Al or a Jesse Jackson if there was justice in particular civil or human rights which they lived through. You didn't have to beg to sit on a toilet, get a hotel room or even a drink of water yet alone be hung from a tree. You sound like a skinhead and you embarrass white Americans.

deertracker

Agreed!