Don King: When It Comes to Hype He Knows the Ropes

Today's the birthday of  Don King,
Promoter of championship fights in the ring.
Those  of us older more likely than  young'll
Remember the Thrilla in Manila and the Rumble in the Jungle.

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  • The Rumble in the Jungle was the "rope a dope" fight, wasn't it?

    Also "big screen closed circuit TV" reminds us that (like Wrestlemania I) you had to go to a theater to see it. Not the current "push a button on your cable remote control and get charged $60 instantly."

  • In reply to jack:

    Yes, it was. On your second point, it sounds like you've done it a few times. Are you a boxing fan?

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Nope on both accounts; just keeping up with technology.

    At the moment all I care about is certain MMA, which one can get free on Channel 24.1 TUFF TV. The two things I can't figure out about that are why does one man get the other in the missionary position and then hits him in the head and why the women in sports bras beat the ones in spandex tops, even if the latter can hook the former's strap.

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