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30 for 30 Thread

bruin

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Tommy Morrison doc was gnarly. It's streaming on the watchespn app.

Dude was swimming in poon. Never forget that Bentt fight. Would have loved to see him and Tyson after Tommy signed with King.
 
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TonyGin&Juice

Magic City Refugee
Tommy Morrison doc was gnarly. It's streaming on the watchespn app.

Dude was swimming in poon. Never forget that Bentt fight. Would have loved to see him and Tyson after Tommy signed with King.
Sweet, I'll check it out tonight. Morrison's biggest problem is that he had one of the worst glass jaws of all time. Easily one of the best pure power punchers of his day and he had some great, great speed but his jaw was so fragile it would make Glass Joe blush. My dad and I actually met him after his HIV diagnosis at a boxing convention and we both couldn't get over how stone cold dumb he was at all times. The interviews with him prior to his death were really bizarre. Poor guy was so dumb he actually bought into the whole "there is no such thing as HIV/AIDS" conspiracy theory.
 

NavyHog

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NCAA Moderator
Tommy Morrison doc was gnarly. It's streaming on the watchespn app.

Dude was swimming in poon. Never forget that Bentt fight. Would have loved to see him and Tyson after Tommy signed with King.
It was awesome. Tommy was a classic case of to much to soon. Can you imagine growing up dirt poor and then being on the set of Rocky 5 at the age of 20? He had real talent as @TonyGin&Juice described, but no discipline or common sense.
 

TonyGin&Juice

Magic City Refugee
He and Tyson had a lot in common, minus the glass jaw. Both guys were dumb, Morrison by choice Tyson by birth, both guys were on top of the world before they knew how it worked, and both were hellbent on destruction - personal and professional. I don't think Tommy had the smart or skills to last very long as a true champ had his diagnosis not derailed his career but it would have been interesting to see what he would have done if given the chance.

Tommy was the kind of guy that would have been a frequent flyer of the Oklahoma penal system much earlier had he not had that punching power and speed. Classic case of too much too soon and too dumb not to realize it. I'll have to see what his widow is up to now that he's passed away. They were both so proud and sure HIV/AIDS was "just a myth" and that Tommy wasn't they stopped using protection in the year or so prior to his death. Curios if she's kept that delusion going or not.
 

NavyHog

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He and Tyson had a lot in common, minus the glass jaw. Both guys were dumb, Morrison by choice Tyson by birth, both guys were on top of the world before they knew how it worked, and both were hellbent on destruction - personal and professional. I don't think Tommy had the smart or skills to last very long as a true champ had his diagnosis not derailed his career but it would have been interesting to see what he would have done if given the chance.

Tommy was the kind of guy that would have been a frequent flyer of the Oklahoma penal system much earlier had he not had that punching power and speed. Classic case of too much too soon and too dumb not to realize it. I'll have to see what his widow is up to now that he's passed away. They were both so proud and sure HIV/AIDS was "just a myth" and that Tommy wasn't they stopped using protection in the year or so prior to his death. Curios if she's kept that delusion going or not.
You will understand when you watch the special, but Morrison was somewhat doomed from birth too (although his brother ended up okay). His Dad was a serial womanizer and his Mom was acquitted for murder from a bar fight. He and his brothers grew up with little supervision. His third wife is as batty as you remember - she still claims it was all a myth.
 

Tailback U

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When the Broncos have a terrible loss, I like to bask in their tears and listen to the local guys talk about how the sky is falling. That's about it though.
The local station is a huge SF Giants baseball affiliate and during baseball season it's like I've been listening to the same station for the last 10 years. Giants win and they look like world series contenders, they lose and they need to make some moves cuz the team doesn't have it this year, meanwhile it's May.
 

BasinBictory

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I remember waking up the following morning and seeing the Sports section headline in the LA Times. It was an action shot of Douglas and Tyson, with Tyson falling sideways. IIRC it read: "Tyson Era Goes Buster."

I didn't see the fight, of course. We didn't have cable, and even if we did, my dad was far too cheap to subscribe to any PPV.
 

Bmack

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I remember waking up the following morning and seeing the Sports section headline in the LA Times. It was an action shot of Douglas and Tyson, with Tyson falling sideways. IIRC it read: "Tyson Era Goes Buster."

I didn't see the fight, of course. We didn't have cable, and even if we did, my dad was far too cheap to subscribe to any PPV.
Quick research confirms your memory of headline.
 

bruin

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Give credit to Tyson’s trainer admitting he didn’t bring the steel eye sweller thinking it’d be such a quick fight. Instead, he had to use a glove and put water and ice in it. Can’t blame him for being overconfident.

Douglas wasn’t just a Joe Schmo though. He did beat Oliver McCall just a year earlier. McCall went on to be a world champ and did beat Lennox Lewis once.
 

CJ_24

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Watching the Deion 30 for 30. Gotta say, I'm on Deion's side on this one. The Braves were wrong for how they handled it. They did not have a contract with him for it, and they made a big deal about it in public and publicly threw him under the bus. They made it it more of a negative circus than it needed to be. Plus, McCarver deserved the ice water bath Deion gave him.