Tag: Muhammad Ali

Angry Ward Wednesday: Hot Flub Time Machine – What Sports Wrongs Would You Right?

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BRONX, NY – As we move into the highly-depressing post-Holiday months, I turn my attention away from Christmas flicks and towards anything featuring cold and snow but sans holiday themes. My love of Hot Dog; The Movie has been well-documented here, but I’m saving that for my birthday month of February, when I really need it. […]

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Utterly Mind Blowing Upsets. UMBC Retrievers

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MARLBORO, NY – It’s often said if you live long enough you’ll witness everything there is to see; and that includes sports. All that was missing for my late 1960’s born brethren until Friday night was a #16 versus #1 NCAA Basketball Tournament upset. UMBC (University of Maryland-Baltimore County) may as well stand for Utterly […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Athletes and Politics; Kaerpernick Remains Unsigned and the Rangers Trade for Tony D From Jersey

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WASHINGTON, DC – When it comes to politics and athletes, there are two basic schools of thought. 1. The guy can hit a baseball 500 feet, that doesn’t make him an expert on Israeli Palestinian relations. 2. Athletes are role models and should stand up for what they think is right. The Greatest and His […]

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Famous Fathers And Their Athletic Children

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MARLBORO, NY – Today is the day we honor dear old Dad and if you have sports running through your veins this is the man to thank. It doesn’t matter if you rode the bench or excelled during youth sports it’s that you participated with a little push from your father. There have been many […]

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Fight Room Forum: News re Conor McGregor, Boxing, Floyd Mayweather

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SPANISH HARLEM – I have been a boxing fan since I can remember because my dad loved boxing. Now that I think about it, it was my first introduction to sports. He watched any and every fight; it didn’t matter if the fight was on paid channels or local access. As I grew up around […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Kiner’s Korner, Rizzuto, Midnight Wrestling. Sports the Way They Used to Be

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BRONX, NY – All of this basketball free agency bed-hopping, babying of baseball players, and the now 12-month-a-year NFL news cycle have got me longing for a simpler time. A time when the Mets played on WOR Channel 9, the Yankees played on WPIX 11, and Gilligan’s Island reruns played on WNEW Channel 5. Back […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Like Ali and Gordie Howe, Grim Reaper after Your Sports Legends

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NEW YORK, NY – We’re barely halfway through 2016, and already it’s been a brutal year for deaths. David Bowie? Prince? Alan Rickman? Abe Vigoda? Death has been truly thinning the ranks of the entertainment industry, and sports is no different. Just recently we lost two giants in Muhammad Ali and Gordie Howe. And even one […]

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Gordie Howe: Amazing, Effective, Skilled and Tough

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ENGLISHTOWN, NJ – If the past year was a tough year was tough enough in losing legendary music performers, 2016 has now started sculpting a sports Mt. Rushmore in Heaven, what with the passing of “The Greatest,” Muhammad Ali, and “Mr. Hockey,” Gordie Howe within a week of each other. To hockey fans, the passing […]

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Ali, Howe, NBA Finals and Sharapova

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – Another week and I am back up to bat. It has been sad week as two legends died. So today’s piece will be dedicated to the great Muhammad Ali, the Legendary Gordie Howe, the NBA finals and Maria Sharapova. Ali: What can I say about this legend that has not been […]

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Muhammad Ali: A Bronx White Kid Remembers The Greatest

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ENGLISHTOWN, NJ – By now we have all read at least one obituary on the passing of “The Greatest,”  Muhammad Ali.  There is no way to do justice to the life and times of a polarizing figure such as the former Cassius Clay, Jr. in about five-hundred words, so there will be no attempt at […]

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