The Campaign For DA

6.04.2016

Ali Has Died



And I won't mention that less than two weeks ago I posted a picture of him being knocked down by Joe Frazier. The Liberally Lean curse continues.

It is hard to explain what a big deal Ali was back in the day.  Boxing was a golden sport and Ali was a showman who took it to an unbelievable level. I stopped down many years later when he lit the Olympic Torch in Los Angeles*. He was a  trembling, shuffling shell of himself -- a man slowly giving way to Parkinson's.

But you have to wonder how a flamboyant and trash talking Muslim who refused to be drafted would have fared in American society these days.
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* A faithful reader points out it was in Atlanta.


12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ali lit the torch in Atlanta in '96. Rafer Johnson lit the torch in LA in '84.

Anonymous said...

In today's society he would have been cuddled, apologized to and given a forum on CNN to talk 24/7. Yes, he would have never mettle in to the icon he became.

Anonymous said...

Ali wasn't Muslim. He was a member of the Nation 0f Islam, an African-American cult founded in 1930. The Nation of Islam was a little over 30 years old when he joined. And apparently the Nation has embraced Dianetics (Scientology) since 2010.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully we would burn his ass with a torch. I don't know what happened to you baby boomers, but y'all screwed this country over big time. You should have listened to your parents and grandparents who fought long and hard to save this country only to see you all piss it away!

RPM said...

Never was a fan, Always thought he was mouthy and annoying. The draft issue was secondary to me. But credit where credit is due, he was a tremendous athlete.

Anonymous said...

But you have to wonder how a flamboyant and trash talking Muslim who refused to be drafted would have fared in American society these days.

No, I don't have to wonder about it a bit. Back in the day when Clay, Alcindor, and others were converting to Islam, it had not been hijacked by asshole jihadists intent on spreading global terror. Today, by its abdication of self policing and self directing, Islam deserves the disdain it receives - it deserves it.

Anonymous said...

Try to guess who said this about Ali on May 19, 1967.

Cassuis [sic] Clay should probably be given a medal for bravery or something. He single-handedly took on the whole selective service organization in this country. And, so far, he's winning.

A) Howard Cosell
B) Alex Haley
C) Walter Cronkite
D) Dud Kennedy
E) Harlan from the Shootin' Blind column





The answer is E.

Anonymous said...

Right there with you, RPM. I really hoped that Joe Frazier (my favorite of all time) would shut him up. Seeing him buddy up to that dumbass Cosell on Wide World of Sports didn't help things.

Anonymous said...

I don't have to wonder how a flamboyant and trash talking Muslim who refused to be drafted would fare in American society these days. He is great at reading a teleprompter and is president of the United States and the press and media think he is the Messiah.

Anonymous said...

Skip Finfrock, Could you please post a pic of Obammy and Hillary to keep your Liberally Lean curse continuing. And while you're at it, throw in one of BJ Clinton just for shits and grins.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, When you stopped down, why didn't you ever get back up?

Anonymous said...

In their prime days Tyson would've knocked Ali's ass out in the 1'st round😉