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« on: December 06, 2012, 01:49:29 PM »

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/boxing/nfl-great-jimmy-brown-quickly-gave-idea-fight-070258768--box.html

Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix wrote a wonderful profile of Top Rank chairman Bob Arum, who will turn 81 on Saturday. That's the same day that Arum promotes the fourth fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez, one that is expected to generate at least 1 million pay-per-view sales.
 
Mannix's rollicking piece is filled with anecdotes from Arum's 46 years as one of boxing's leading promoters.
 
Jimmy Brown retired as the NFL's all-time leading rusher (AP file photo)The best, though, details the time that NFL great Jimmy Brown decided he wanted to fight then-heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali.
 
Brown is one of the greatest players in NFL history and is regarded by many as the finest athlete of the 20th century. In addition to being a dominant NFL player, Brown is also arguably the best lacrosse player who ever lived.
 
He also had a legendary reputation for his toughness. Given that Brown had introduced Arum to Ali, it was hard for Arum to say no without at least checking. Brown figured it was a slam dunk massive payday.
 
Brown had retired from the Cleveland Browns after the 1965 season, while Arum began promoting in 1966. Ali was the heavyweight champion and entering his prime, while Brown was becoming an actor. Arum felt indebted to Brown, so he decided to see if he could convince Ali of the merits of the idea.
 

So I went to talk to Ali. He says, 'Jim wants to do what? Bring him here.' So I took him to Hyde Park in London, where Ali used to run. Ali said, 'Jimmy, here's what we're going to do: You hit me as hard as you can.' So Brown starts swinging and swinging, and he can't hit him. He's swinging wildly and not even coming close. This goes on for, like, 30 seconds. Then Ali hits him with this quick one-two to his face. Jimmy just stops and says, 'OK, I get the point.'
 
Brown was far superior to Ali as an athlete and probably could have beaten him at any game they might have played. In boxing, though, not even the great Jim Brown was in Ali's classic.
 
Mannix's piece is meticulously researched and marvelously written and well worth checking out.
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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2012, 01:58:19 PM »

jim brown was big slow guy who took roids when others were not tkaing them

he did ok vs shityt competition

hes get rocked now

walter payton far better

jim browns boosk arrogant boeyond belief
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2012, 01:59:24 PM »

Ayn rand had anal sex with hitler.
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2012, 02:09:46 PM »

ok, she probably didn't, but she might have.
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2012, 02:11:17 PM »

Mickey Rourke also out ran Usain bolt in a race in the streets



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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2012, 02:31:12 PM »

Mickey Rourke also out ran Usain bolt in a race in the streets




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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2012, 02:32:32 PM »

ok, she probably didn't, but she might have.
you heard the crickets chrpin huh
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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2012, 02:42:36 PM »

Mickey Rourke also out ran Usain bolt in a race in the streets





rourke is known to be quick over the first 10 yards - it's possible.
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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2012, 02:43:43 PM »

Boxing and Street Fighting are two different beasts.  Once you can grab, tackle, throw etc... boxing skills go out the window
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2012, 02:44:48 PM »

Boxing and Street Fighting are two different beasts.  Once you can grab, tackle, throw etc... boxing skills go out the window

agree. not saying that brown would have won, but I have a feeling that if he wanted to tackle/throw ali, he probably could have.
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« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2012, 03:00:54 PM »

didnt rocky get his Hulk hogan vs Rocky idea from  Gorilla Monsoon beating the shit out of Ali ??
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« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2012, 03:03:36 PM »

agree. not saying that brown would have won, but I have a feeling that if he wanted to tackle/throw ali, he probably could have.

I think a lot of people don't realize the size of Ali in his prime. I met him in the Houston airport as a boy. He was every bit of 6'-3" and 235 lbs. that's not to say Jim brown was fair sized either, but Ali wasn't Frank Zane.
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« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2012, 04:51:18 PM »

Ayn rand had anal sex with hitler.

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« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2012, 04:54:52 PM »

Ayn rand had anal sex with hitler.


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« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2012, 05:03:12 PM »


-James Brown: "I'm the hardest working man in show biz."
-Ali: "I'm a bad, bad man!"

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« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2012, 05:15:03 PM »

jim brown was a good actor. starred in some great films..
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« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2012, 05:20:13 PM »

jim brown was a good actor. starred in some great films..
too bad that he tended to have a heavy hand towards the ladies in his life. Unlike his co-star Fred Williamson.
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« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2012, 05:20:29 PM »

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNQRqAoT-2c" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNQRqAoT-2c</a>
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« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2012, 05:24:41 PM »

too bad that he tended to have a heavy hand towards the ladies in his life. Unlike his co-star Fred Williamson.

a man of his time i guess.. it was ok to slap your missus back then  Undecided
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« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2012, 05:26:52 PM »

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNQRqAoT-2c" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNQRqAoT-2c</a>
have you seen Chris' new movie?
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« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2012, 05:30:06 PM »

have you seen Chris' new movie?

The last movie i seen with Chris in it was GROWN UPS

whats the name of his new flick?
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« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2012, 05:36:20 PM »

The last movie i seen with Chris in it was GROWN UPS

whats the name of his new flick?
Is that the one where he's wearing "hipster" glasses, and gets married to a French white woman who has a perverted father and drunk siblings?
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« Reply #24 on: December 06, 2012, 05:40:55 PM »

Is that the one where he's wearing "hipster" glasses, and gets married to a French white woman who has a perverted father and drunk siblings?


2 Days in New York (2012)


Is it any good???


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