When We Were Kings

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It would be remiss of us not to mention the greatest of all time in a boxing themed blog day. That would be the late Muhammad Ali; he who floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee.

40 years ago today, on September 15th, 1978, Muhammad Ali became the first boxer ever to be a three time heavyweight champion as he defeated Leon Spinks for the title at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The fight was estimated to have been watched by a record 2 billion viewers worldwide in 80 countries. Ali won by unanimous decision, avenging a split decision loss to Spinks in their first fight seven months earlier.

Although he would fight a couple of times more, this was the final victory in Ali’s illustrious career. The Greatest had set a new milestone in his last shining moment.

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Yup, every boxing fight in history is the biggest at that moment…

9/13/18 – Image Metaphor Of The Day

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40 years ago today, September 13, 1978, the Terrence Malick film “Days Of Heaven” was released. Starring Richard Gere, Brooke Adams and Sam Shepard, the movie told the story of a couple who head west to Texas to work as harvesters for a rich farmer. The boyfriend (Gere) tells his significant other (Adams) to trick the farmer (Shepard), who is dying, into a false marriage in order to claim his fortune. A beautiful romantic drama, the film is known for its absolutely gorgeous cinematography and a mesmerizing musical score by Ennio Morricone.

Lies and false claims. Seems to be the theme of the day. And, oh the irony of the title of the movie…