Monday, February 19, 2007

In the Ring, the bell rings, ring any bells (01-15-07)

For all the reasons you see my inevitable demise I see victory. George Forman in 1974 fought Mohammad Ali. Both men were great athletes but the physical advantage was clearly on Foreman’s side. Ali had developed a pattern or style that got him to where he was but was at a tactical disadvantage and would play right into Foreman’s style. Both men fell into these styles because they were comfortable to their physical skill. I heard an interview with Foreman about this night and his loss by TKO. He said he was not hurt but waiting for his corner to tell him to rise and finish the fight. If he got up he probably would have won but the miscommunication cost him the title until our beloved grill man returned. How did this happen? Ali may not have had the physical advantage so he used a mental advantage. He changed his style from rope-a-dope to aggressive. He shocked George out of his comfort and advantage. Though he may still have not beaten George physically it did create the opportunity that brought victory. You detractors look at a fed pattern and see my inevitable destruction but that pattern is my hope. You are products of your environment that is why Dorean became. If you weren’t the suicidal lemming in a deep-rut pattern you would have done what Dorean offered you for yourself long ago. When Dorean struck that long buried hope it awakened the defeated victor. A little mental pressure persuaded you out of your advantage just like George. Now hurt and fearful you blame those who were in your corner. Learn from George, a champion will get another opportunity. If you watched the Michael Moore fight where Foreman became champion again you saw how he dominated Moore mentally. The body always follows the mind. Your pathetic thoughts are the sole source of your inept actions. Champions build on the brilliance of others. That night Moore lost to the wisdom of Ali executed by Foreman. So the law is that generally that which works has always worked except in those moments when one is out generated and the exception becomes law by superior force. You are right to view me a delusional because we are navigating on two different continents and none of your maps and surveys can help you comprehend the territory I cover. I have you outside your comfort tactically. Maybe I’m good at what I do. Could be a real champion. History proved Ali and Foreman and proves all the others.

10 comments:

muhammad ali said...

FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY,
STING LIKE A BEE

THE HAND CANT HIT,
WHAT THE EYE CANT SEE.


I AM THE GREATEST!

IN MY PRIME, I WOULD HAVE BEATEN ANYONE!

NO ONE HAD, OR EVEN HAS NOW TO THIS DAY, THE FOOTWORK THAT I HAD.

AND THAT DOESNT EVEN INCLUDE INVENTING THE ROPE-A-DOPE STRATEGY.

IT WAS VERY HARD TO GET CLEAN SHOTS AT ME.

AND NOW THESE PUNK FIGHTERS CANT EVEN GO 15 ROUNDS ANYMORE, SO THEY DONT EVEN PUT 15 ROUND FIGHTS ON A CARD.

THEY BEAT A COUPLE OF TOMATO CANS AND GET RANKED #1 OR #2.

WHAT HAPPENED?

THE BEST THEY CAN DO IS 12, AND MOSLTY 10.

SHIT, I WAS JUST WARMIN UP AT 12.

THE GREATEST.

muhammad ali said...

AND THE WARS WITH SMOKIN' JOE WAS THE BEST BOXING YOU WILL EVER SEE.

THOSE WERE 15 ROUND WARS.

WHERE YOU EVER GONNA SEE THAT AGIAN TODAY, UNLESS YOU WATCH THE CLASSICS ON ESPN.

NOW WHAT YOU SEE IS 10 ROUND PILLOW FIGHTS.

RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE

THRILLA IN MANILLA

near the end said...

wantobefree, Don't email me again and say your sorry.

I'll see you in NC.

This is great I only have to travel 15 min. to fix your shoe size and you gotta travel 8 hours.

See ya saturday sucker. Hey bring your Boyfriend.

whatdoyoumean said...

A true fight fan. That is one of the things I really like about Kurt. He always used those boxing analogies.

What I love about boxing is it can end at any time. The guy losing can win in a split second. Truly a sport where "it's not over till it's over".

I am waiting to see the late TKO!!!

Come on Kurt, I love a good scrap but time to put em away!!

wantobefree said...

Near the end-How dare you e-mail me telling how sorry you are and how your going to suck me off when i get there save that for gashler.

Stillwaiting said...

Kurt, if this is you then why have you moved from the path you have taken in the past. What is with all of the hostility and bad mouthing. Don't worry what people think. You know who you have to be right with in the long run. Digress now and you will prove them right.

mogel said...

I first heard this concept in college English, "the map is NOT the territory". Likewise the COMPASS that many are using is only causing them to be angry and fearful and seeing a different paradigm than what REALLY is out there.

If you think you can win, you're right! If you think you can't win, you're right also.

I hope the prosecution gets a "sucker punch" when they aren't looking. They deserve it! I hope they box themselves into a corner they can't get out without going down for the count. Maybe TKO will have a new meaning.

near the end said...

wantobefree,No thanks I'll save that for your wife!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

habakkuk said...

Kurt, now i know u are man after my own heart....The Ali/Foreman fight is my all time favorite....I love when they play it on ESPN Classics. There is such a strong message in that fight.

habakkuk said...

The best part of that fight is when ALI points and looks into the camera (after the fight in his dressing room surrounded by sports reporters) and he tells all the reporters "ATTENTION!!...QUITE!!!...I WANT TO SAY SOMETHING (all the reporters in the room got completely silent)......I TOLD YOU I'M THE GREATEST.....YOU SAID I WAS WASHED UP AND I COULDN'T WIN....DON'T EVER COUNT ME OUT UNTIL I'M ABOUT 50 YEARS OLD"