Category Archives: Legend

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. […]

Muhammad Walking New York

Back in 1978 I was walking down 5th Avenue around the 70s. On a summer afternoon. A large crowd was approaching from downtown. Hundreds of people. Traffic was stopped dead. A tangible electricity emanated from that direction and several seconds later I saw why. Muhammad Ali. I stopped in my tracks and Ali crossed the […]

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 […]

Ali Versus Stevenson

Fight promoters were dying to match Muhammad Ali versus the undefeated Cuban heavyweight Teofilo Stevenson. Many boxing pundits wrote that Stevenson could last fifteen rounds with Ali, but judging from his reach Teofilo wouldn’t have needed fifteen rounds. Longer arms. Taller. Better shape. All action. No talk. But Ali had an edge, Something no one […]

Black and White TV From Havana

Key West marks the southern terminus of US 1. In 1980 I spend several weeks there and stayed in a small hotel off Duval Street. TV reception for the Miami stations was weak, however the signals from Havana came in crisp and clear. Most of the programming served Socialism in Spanish, however one station broadcasted […]