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God, I hope not.
nope, Jckie Robinson
Jackie Robinson, Jackie Robinson, so sick of hearing that name when nobody talks about the people who brought him into the league. they should be heralded for taking that chance on him. yes it was very difficult for Jackie Robinson, more than we probably will ever be able to understand due to the situation he was put in. but lets not forget branch rickey.
What position did Branch Rickey play?
It seems to me, many people don't understand Ali. Ali was strong, a great fighter and a braggart, and didn't fear anyone. Yes, he did brag, but that was nothing more than a part of his self-promoting. All champs tend to brag, so what? Also, I believe Ali has a very good heart. I saw him in person in 1971 or 72 when he had a lot of problems. I was with him in the barber shop, at the Americana hotel. Unfortunately, somehow, I didn’t recognize him and so I missed getting his autograph. What a blunder? He is a great guy, I loved his fights.Steven Nedeltonwww.snedelton.com
Boxing has two parts Men of will ,contesting,...and money ......His bragging sold tickets....
How can you misunderstand a weak man like him, he ran from things most important. He is a coward.
The Olympian James Thorpe . The athlete who was the ultimate in several athletic feats. Not just one .The one thing that stood out about Ali was his lack of respect for his opponents .His mouth was several seconds ahead of his brain .He was a great boxer,but I think Joe Lewis was superior to Ali .
I'll go along with that...Joe was great in and out of the ring. I'd rank Jckie Robinson even with him. I'm also sure there's probably someone, perhaps not overly famous as an athlete, who's up there, too...
no..............just the big mouth...............
He is a draft coward.
Without a doubt, i remember sitting on the stoop of a building on 148th street, in the Bronx, NY my God that was 50 years ago, shortly after that (November 18th) i enlisted in the Navy and left the Bronx, wow, I returned 34 years later, "GOD BLESS AMERICA, 4-EVER"
God bless Ali.
Muhammad was indeed the most influential. Yes I saw the Babe Ruth comment, but Babe was really no athlete. He could certinly hit a baseball , but could hardly run the bases. Ali on the other hand as a true ahthlet, brought excitement to the sport of boxing, and also stood up for his beliefs and was willing to let his career go down the tubes as a result until he was vindicated.. He fought the very best of three decades and always put in 100%. He is an American Hero to me just like our soldiers. He would have sliced and diced Mike Tyson quicker than Douglas, Holyfield and Lennox Lewis. He was the "Greatest!"
I was 15 when Ali fought and " whupped " the " Big Ugly Bear " Sonny Liston,making me one of his most loyal fans since ! Not only was Ali a champ inside the ring,the way he carried himself outside of the ring,combating social injustice,has definately made him,a legend in his own time.
Ali was just a fun people loving person, He use to hangout on broad way in New York at a place called Lloyd Price's Turn Table, There he would give us a change to punch at his hands to see if you were fast enough to hit them, I never saw anyone who did, Then he would offer you the chance to try to hold your hands up and move it before he hit it, that always happen his punches were just that fast: I got to see and talk to him several times. Then occasionally he would visit another place that were owned by his main man Budini. whether he is the most influential athlete of all time I can't say, but I really liked him and his loud mouth and calling the round he was going to knockout his opponents. I didn't like the draft dodging thing but there are others who did the same or worse. I hate seeing him in the shape he's in today.
I can never forgive him for dodging the draft. I and my cousins and brother had to serve during the Korean War. We did not want to go but we obeyed the law and served our country. Why should Ali be given a free ride. If he had not been the champ with rich friends and rich lawyers he would have gone to jail.
First of all ali does not need your forgiveness, a lot peole are drones, he not only spoke up but also stood up for his beliefs, he didnt hide, or run to canada, he knew they would take his belt, he knew his fortune would lost, but he had the courage to fight the power, and in the in the us supreme court vendacated him.wake up
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