The only time I have ever been truly interested in sports was when the kids or grandkids were playing. That was fun. I have never watched College sports because I never attended and do not have a special team.
I watched Football on TV when the boys did. Their favorite team was the Washington Redskins. I have been to two pro games. Once we took the boys to Miami to see the Dolphins and Buffalo Bills play. And once Sherry and I went to a Skin’s pre season game when stationed in DC.
Boxing, now that is another sport altogether.
(Smokin’ Joe Frazier)
What brought this up was hearing Joe Frazier has liver cancer, and is under Hospice Care. That brought back memories of boxing. Now there was my sport. Set in motion by my older brother who was a good boxer. In the 1940’s Joe Louis, the Brown Bomber, was everyone’s pick. On the night of the fights the radio some battery some elec, was put outside and the volume turned up.
It was funny to see the men as they listened to each round. Each one shadow boxing to the calls of the announcer, then came the Gillette Blue Blade commercials.
(Floyd Patterson was a gentleman fighter)
Odis, my older brother sparred with Floyd Patterson once. Bubba, his son was a well known boxer in this area.
The thing I remember concerned Sonny Liston and Cassius Clay. I liked Sonny Liston, and this upstart Clay, kept taunting him and running his mouth. On the night of one fight, I had the radio on for the fight. Sherry was busy and I was to go and hang out some diapers. I told Sherry I would be back before the end of the first round.
I came back in and she said it is over! WHAT!!! Less than a minute and Clay had knocked my man OUT! That was hard for me to believe.
Anyway back to Joe Frazier. I went to Philly once to assist a contractor in writing a book for the Navy. While there I met a guy who had a girl on a little league team which Joe coached. He got me two autographed pictures of Joe. One I sent to Bubba who was having a rough time handling some problems in his life, and I kept one. Now I want to locate mine.
So I guess For awhile in my life I was interested in some sports.
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