Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Great TV

For the last 9 years while living in MsTioga, my RV, I did not subscribe to TV. For me, the TV programs that were offered then were not very entertaining. So, I just stopped subscribing to and watching TV.

However, when I began living at Guava Gardens Apartments last May, a whole new world of TV opened itself up for me! My TV equipment includes Apple TV. Apparently, Apple TV allows me to tune in to Netflix, YouTube, Smithsonian, movies that I buy from iTunes and a ton of other things as well.

By searching around on what was offered, I found that I could watch sports events that happened decades ago. For example, boxing matches with Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Jake LaMotta. World Series Baseball games from many years ago.

But the very best thing that I found were videos of Muhammad Ali. Back when Ali was still Cassius Clay, there is a video of him winning a gold medal at the Rome Olympics in 1950 when he was only 18 years old. By watching Muhammad Ali boxing in the 1960s, I found out what a remarkable boxer he truly was.

And I also found out that Ali was a very smart man. Back when Ali refused to go to Viet Nam as a soldier, lots of very bad things were told about him in the news. He was made out to be stupid and a traitor to his country. But on my TV I found videos of a young Ali.

The best thing that I found was a fantastic video of Ali showing what a great boxer he was. A boxer who fought with the greatest defensive art that ever was in the boxing game!! A boxer with such fantastic speed and reflexes, that he could keep his opponents from hitting him! What a difference from the boxers of present day who just maul and crush each other.

Please click [here] to view Muhammad Ali's great boxing ability. Look how he dances. How with slight movements of his head he keeps from getting hit.

Please click [here] to view Muhammad Ali on the Parkinson interview program. In my opinion, in this interview Ali shows his intellect and sense of humor. He also shows his anger when he talks about his adopted Islamic religion (I hope that you will not be offended by that).

NOTE: In the boxing video above, one of the last boxers Ali is shown fighting is heavy weight champion of the world, Sonny Liston. Nobody believed that Ali would defeat Sonny Liston, let alone knock out Liston! Before his fight with Muhammad Ali, nearly everybody believed that Liston was unbeatable. Of course, even Liston himself believed that.


8 comments:

  1. I will never forget Ali's comment when he refused the draft, "No Viet Cong ever called me *n-word*". I have always admired Ali's strength of character as well as his poise in handling his health problems. He is a fine role model.

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    1. Thanks so much, Croft, for your great reply. Mirrors my Ali sentiments exactly!

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  2. Enjoyed your blog post about Ali - he has always been "the greatest"
    Do you think Weng will ever continue blogging? It would be nice to hear how she and her family are doing.

    arlonHboozer.com

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    1. Hi Kathi,
      After I read your question about Weng, I sent her an email. We have not written to each other for awhile.

      Hopefully, Weng will reply and I will ask her about her blog.

      George

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  3. "Those Cong ain't never done nothin' to me!" Way ahead of his time.

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    1. Bill,
      Ali was way ahead of me! I got suckered into believing all that "Domino Theory" stuff.

      George

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