True story: Charles Wepner is a former heavyweight boxer from Bayonne, New Jersey. He had formerly boxed while a member of the United States Marine Corps, and had worked as a security guard before turning pro in 1964, and began posting many wins and some losses. Then, in 1975, it was announced yhat this relatively unknwon boxer would challenge Muhammad Ali for the world's Heavyweight title. According to a Time magazine article, "In Stitches", Ali was guaranteed $1.5 million and Wepner signed for $100,000. This was considerably more than Wepner had ever earned and he therefore did not need any coaxing. Wepner spent eight weeks near the Catskill Mountains under the guidance of Al Braverman and Bill Prezant. Prezant prophesied that the fight would be a big surprise, as this bout was the first time Wepner had been able to train full time. The fight was held on March 24 at the Richfield Coliseum, near Cleveland. Before the fight, a reporter asked Wepner if he thought he could survive in the ring with the champion, to which Wepner allegedly answered, "I've been a survivor my whole life...if I survived the Marines, I can survive Ali." In the ninth round Wepner managed to do the impossible and knock Ali down, although Ali later contended that Wepner had stepped on his foot. Wepner went to his corner and said to his manager, "Hey, I knocked him down." "Yeah," Wepner's manager replied, "but he looks really pissed off now..." In the remaining rounds, Ali decisively outboxed Wepner and opened up cuts above both Wepner's eyes and broke his nose. Wepner was far behind on the scorecards when Ali knocked him down with 19 seconds left in the 15th round. The referee counted to nine before calling a technical knockout. A young actor Sylvester Stallone watched the fight at home on television and was inspired to write the script for Rocky, based on Wepner's gutsy challenge.
Watch as a huge chunk of ice wreaks havoc as it floats down a river in Minnesota. Or, another description would be how whiney little kids ruin everything.
Yoga has been practiced for more than 5,000 years, and currently, close to 11 million Americans are enjoying its health benefits so it hardly be called a trend. Most Westernized yoga classes focus on learning physical poses, which are called asanas. They also usually include some form of breathing technique and possibly a meditation technique as well. But there are styles of yoga that teach you how to move your body in new ways. Choosing one of these many styles offers the greatest health benefits by enabling you to develop your flexibility, strength, and balance. And then of course, then you have to choose an instructor, so I'd like to suggest Playboy model Sara Jean Underwood.
My daughter won this last weekend at the local arcade. Thought it was worth sharing with the masses. Jason [Ernie says: some perspective]
Ernie, Schedule your appointment today! Ned
In response to the birth certificate video, even fox news says it's real. John
Ernie, That Bin Laden joke is a recycle. The original was after the Achile Lauro incident. The drink was called a Klinghoffer, after the guy that was killed and dumped overboard. I've been saying that the Obama administration is going to face three legal challenges: one from the ACLU for the slight to native Americans for "Geronimo," one from Amnesty International for ordering the SEALs to kill instead of capture, and one from Greenpeace for the 100 mile slick of dead fish around where they dumped the body. Carl.
For the most part, I think Native Americans get a bad rap. Especially when it comes to stuff like New York State violating a treaty and trying to impose taxes that I think think they have no right to do. Having said that, I wish they'd quit their bitching and whining about things such as the Geronimo codename and sports team logos.
a steep snowmobile ride goes terribly wrong - the brown sisters project (gallery)
shelby gt500cr venom will get your heart pumping - the da vinci robot plays "operation" board game