Category Archives: Legend

Waiting For Andre

Whenever the question arises at a bar about who was the greatest athlete, I allow everyone to offer their opinions. “Jim Thorpe.” He was a multi-talented competitor. “Ali.” Ali was a great fighter. Once the debate has lost steam I say, “Andre the Giant.” They argue that the Frenchman was only a wrestler, but Andre […]

The Greatest Ever

Muhammad Ali has been long considered the Greatest. “I am the Greatest,” the heavyweight fighter shouted at many bouts. My choice for the Greatest has always been Andre the Giant. He was able to pick up the Boston Bruins Bobby Orr and Carol Vadnais without breaking a sweat. No one even close to the Greatest. […]

Best Punch At CBGBs

Back in the 1970s CBGBs was a rough bar. The Hell’s Angels frequented the Bowery bar and no one challenged their claim to the punk rock venue, since the Angels scared off other asshole bikers, although not every night. In 1978 a packed house of garage rock fans greeted the Cramps’ debut and the Akron […]

Ali Versus Frazier THE FIGHT OF THE CENTURY

Muhammad Ali faced the champion Joe Frazier in the Fight of the Century on March 8, 1971 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. Ringside seats cost $150 and each boxer was guaranteed $2.5 million. Big money in 1971. Big money now many places in the world. The bettors were favoring Ali […]

Flutter Like A Butterfly

Muhammad Ali was undeniably the greatest boxer of the 20th Century. The heavyweight regarded his Manila match with Joe Frazier as ‘the closest thing to death’ as his greatest fight and his recapturing the title against George Foreman in Zaire as his greatest upset. These boxers sacrificed their body and soul during these combats and […]