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January 23rd, 2019 at 10:02:46 PM permalink
Quote: Jimmy2Times

Remember when boxing was not so expensive to watch live? Saw Willie Pep back in 1962 for $2.00 (can't recall who he fought). Saw world welterweight championship in 1970 for $5.00 (Billy Backus vs Jose Napoles). Recently paid $1200.00 to see Gennady Golovkin (GGG) lose his titles to Canelo Alvarez (I don't have many fights left so I went for it). Enjoy reading this computer board - learned a lot about gambling and really enjoy learning about the math behind gambling - the math helps me keep my mind working, thanks! This is my first post, hope I did it correctly, did it correctly.



Welcome, welcome, J2T. Several fans of the sweet science here, so make yourself at home.
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January 24th, 2019 at 2:23:08 AM permalink
Never heard of colored toilet paper. I was born in 80 so if it were around in mid to late 80s I think I would remember. Will have to ask my parents.
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EvenBob
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March 15th, 2019 at 12:32:24 AM permalink
Remember when these guys represented
a wholesomeness in America that was
slowly dying. It's hard to believe now
what huge stars they were. They were
always at the top of the charts in the
70's, or a single Osmond was.

Donnie and Marie have been doing 5
shows a week in Vegas for 11 years.
People love reliving that era, it was
so much better than what we have
now.

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AZDuffman
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March 15th, 2019 at 2:32:51 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Remember colored toilet paper in the 60's
and 70's? If you had a green bathroom,
or blue, or pink, you bought the right
shade of TP to fit your decor. Ours
was seafoam green. The TP aisle was
very colorful, now it's solid white.

Bathrooms started to go all white in
the 80's and none of the big companies
make colored anymore. A shame..



That probably had as much to do with reducing SKUs as anything else.
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AZDuffman
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March 15th, 2019 at 2:35:55 AM permalink
Quote: Jimmy2Times

Remember when boxing was not so expensive to watch live? Saw Willie Pep back in 1962 for $2.00 (can't recall who he fought). Saw world welterweight championship in 1970 for $5.00 (Billy Backus vs Jose Napoles). Recently paid $1200.00 to see Gennady Golovkin (GGG) lose his titles to Canelo Alvarez (I don't have many fights left so I went for it). Enjoy reading this computer board - learned a lot about gambling and really enjoy learning about the math behind gambling - the math helps me keep my mind working, thanks! This is my first post, hope I did it correctly, did it correctly.



I remember when it used to be a way bigger thing than it is now. When I was a kid there was talk about a big match and there was always some kind of fight on TV. Can't say I have ever watched or cared much about it myself, just was not my thing. But it does seem a bit sad how the sport destroyed itself in the 1990s or so.
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EvenBob
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March 15th, 2019 at 4:12:48 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

I remember when it used to be a way bigger thing than it is now.



Boxing was huge in the 50's.
Every Saturday night it was
on TV. Smoky ring, lots of
cigars in the audience. It
gradually was replaced by
Westerns. Which have now
totally disappeared. I wonder
what last period Western was
on TV.
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ontariodealer
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March 15th, 2019 at 4:36:08 PM permalink
don king destroyed boxing when he took it from t.v. to pay per view.
get second you pig
EvenBob
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March 15th, 2019 at 4:44:54 PM permalink
Quote: ontariodealer

don king destroyed boxing when he took it from t.v. to pay per view.



It was gone long before PPV. It
was gone in the early 60's,
there was no cable then. It was
boring and outdated, so it went
away.
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ontariodealer
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March 15th, 2019 at 6:40:05 PM permalink
well I disagree, it was still very alive here in the late 60 and early 70's
get second you pig
billryan
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March 15th, 2019 at 6:55:54 PM permalink
There was an awful lot of great fights and fighters in the 70s and 80s. Hearns-Hagler-Duran-Leonard was about as good as it gets and then you had guys like Pryor and Danny Lopez just below them. Holyfield-Tyson-Riddick -Bowe gave us some great fights.
Then again, we also had disasters like the Foreman fights five guys nonsense, the world champion Ali looking ridiculous in a never ending fight with a wrestler who wouldn't fight, the horrible US Heavyweight tournament that was rigged and all anyone remembers is Howard Cosell losing his toupee. NBC bet the farm on Duane Bobick who proceeded to get knocked out on St Patricks Day in Prime time in about a minute, and CBS did the same with Ray Mancini, who beat a kid to death live on network tv.

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