In honor of Veterans Day, some thoughts on the heavyweight champions and military service
This was the first time I got to see an Ali fight on television, live...It’s hard to describe how big Ali was by this time to people who didn’t grow up then...
I argue that contrary to the version of the story so popular today, Ali did not refuse the draft out of political or moral principle but out of fear of disobeying the dictates of the Nation of Islam.
"The late Muhammad Ali is getting the Ken Burns treatment," according to the Associated Press...I still enjoy Burns's films...they're so well made and alluring to watch.
Most serious historians today agree on the top two slots...but from Number 3 on, it's pretty much wide open.