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World’s Greatest Dad

I have been accused many times of saying things that are, at best, inappropriate. It could be because of circumstances (making a lighthearted death joke in a terminal cancer ward), audience (trying to make small talk with a barely-English-speaking Japanese foreign exchange student by bringing up a recent documentary I saw on a Japanese-American WWII […]

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Earnie Shavers Power pt. 1

Let me start off by saying this guy could write a golf ball through a garden hose. He clearly doesn’t know s- about boxing, and the fact that he’s got a blog or alternatively is writing on someone’s boxing blog is categorical proof that the average intellectual level of published content is about that of my […]

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Earnie Shavers Power pt. 2

The next issue forwarded by idiot is the following: Does knocking out fighters – i.e. beating them senseless – who are heavier serve as a primary factor in determining a puncher’s relative power? Not really if taken at face value. There are several issues to take into consideration. 1.  The author of the aforementioned screed has compiled a comprehensive […]

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Earnie Shavers Power pt. 3

  This is the crux of his commentary concerning Shavers vs. heavyweights across the board. ——————————– Here are the real statistics of Shavers, not some nostalgic fantasies: Name ▲ KO’ratio (sub-200 opponents)○ KO’ratio (200+ lbs opponents) ○ KO’ratio (215+ lbs opponents) ○ ·Earnie Shavers 90.9% 68.4% 47.8% (11of23) ·Evander Holyfield 77.7% 40.0% 34.4% (10of29) ·Joe Frazier 100.0% 50.0% […]

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Earnie Shavers Power pt. 4

Just for closure, here is some crap that, particularly given what I’ve just written, I don’t think I can even begin to address. However, I will try simply because it will show two things: 1. How right I am 2. How idiot here does nothing but exactly prove my points over, and over, and over… […]

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Do Not Question the Power of Earnie Shavers.

My brother sent me a link to a particularly sad blogpost from a blog that is dedicated to heavyweight boxing. Ordinarily, I wouldn’t give the time of day to 90% of anyone else’s opinions on boxing unless there was some good reason. Reasons like, they are somehow involved in boxing, or study it beyond watching a […]

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Boxing Tutorial

Boxing is one of my great loves. Philosophy, music, the development of human evolution, and political history also come to mind as interests. Regardless, for anyone who’s listening I’m going to be publishing a series on boxing and what to look for as a fan who wants to understand what’s really going on in a […]

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Question from the Editor: The Aftermath of my Unbelievable Rightness

Sarah watched the fight I’m happy to say, and she sent me a thought this morning that sums up what many, many people were thinking. ————————————— From: Subject: Re: Date: Mon, 4 May 2015 08:49:43 -0400 To: benivarius@hotmail.comHey Ben, I ended up at a friend’s house watching the fight. I’m not too knowledgeable, but […]

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“Pacquiao. Is Going. To Get. A Good. Ass. Whoopin’.” Part 5

“Pacquiao.  Is going.  To get.  A good.  Ass.  Whoopin’.”   -Roger Mayweather, the world’s most accidentally hilarious trainer in the history of the sport.   (Sorry if anyone wanted part 5 before the fight and couldn’t read it. Apparently if was online but it didn’t appear with the others as I didn’t click some tag […]

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“Pacquiao. Is going. To get. A good. Ass. Whoopin’” part 4

-Roger Mayweather, the world’s most accidentally hilarious   trainer in the history of the sport.     Pt. 4 of 5: Conversion and Concussion   Never in the history of any sport has any athlete made more money for more people by getting his ass kicked than Oscar De La Hoya. Even the great Sugar Ray […]

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Venting for the voiceless

Author Justin Curtis’s Troy-inspired novel By Katie Fender Photo: “Plight of the Downtrodden,” by Justin Curtis Troy native and author […]

Art & Soul

Yellow Springs’ art fair connects art to community By Tara Pettit Photo: The Art & Soul Fair takes place from […]

Be Well, Marsha 11/17/15

The slower seasons By Marsha Bonhart I have a friend whom I adore. I don’t always understand her, but she’s […]

Three artists. Three days. One lock.

‘Locked In’ on art at Yellow Springs Arts Council By Joyell Nevins Photo: [l-r] Artists Brandon Lowery, Nathaniel Foley and […]

Ask Rocco 11/17/15

Who the hell is Tony Zale anyway? By Rocco Castellano Photo: Boxer Tony Zale knocks Rocky Graziano to the ground […]

March of the Turkeys

The Turkey Trot tradition treks on By Don Hurst Photo: The Ohio River Road Runners Club 37th Annual Turkey Trot […]