Category Archives: Sports

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 […]

Joe Frazier the thrilla in manila

The Thrilla in Manila between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali on October 1, 1975 has been called the greatest fight of modern times. Ali entered the ring out of condition. Joe Frazier had lost three fights; two to George Foreman and one to Ali. HIs career was thought to be over. The heat the morning […]

RUN MOTHERFUCKERS RUN

Throughout the 60s the Eastern High School hockey tournament was held at the old Boston Arena. Games between bitter rivals packed the stands over the legal capacity of 4600. In the 1968 ECAC semi-finals BC High was pitted Somerville High. Fans from the public high school filled the rinkside seats, while BC High’s following crammed […]

Non-Goth Super Bowl

Watching the 50th Super Bowl I realized that no goths are in the stadium in Santa Clara. Why would there be? Black looks better at cemeteries.