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DRich
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March 15th, 2019 at 7:01:55 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

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.



I don't remember Duane Bobick, I do remember Trevor Bobick.
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billryan
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March 15th, 2019 at 7:20:15 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

I don't remember Duane Bobick, I do remember Trevor Bobick.



Bobick was the Great White Hope before Jerry Cooney. He won a Gold at the Pan Am games and beat Larry Holmes to make the Olympics where he got knocked out by the Cuban guy who beat everyone. He turned pro, fought a bunch of tomato cans before being featured on a Prime Time Card. where Ken Norton knocked him out in 58 seconds. He then fought a bunch of lesser guys before a big fight with John Tate, who knocked him silly. Duane was a decent fighter but had no defense against an overhead right.





Edited because I thought the fight was on St Patricks Day, but that was Foreman-Jimmy Young.
EvenBob
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March 15th, 2019 at 8:44:08 PM permalink
Quote: ontariodealer

well I disagree, it was still very alive here in the late 60 and early 70's



Where. We had 3 networks in the 60's,
where were there fights on TV. I never
saw any. A boxing match would never
draw enough of an audience in 1965
to compete with Batman, Green Acres,
or Bonanza. Maybe some local stations
had them on late Sunday nights or
at 3am somewhere. They were never
in primetime.
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ontariodealer
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March 15th, 2019 at 9:57:40 PM permalink
you had three networks I guess.....WE had different networks I suppose because we had boxing every Friday.
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EvenBob
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March 15th, 2019 at 10:01:12 PM permalink
Quote: ontariodealer

you had three networks I guess.....WE had different networks I suppose because we had boxing every Friday.



That's right, you had Canadian TV.

Never mind...
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ontariodealer
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March 15th, 2019 at 10:05:48 PM permalink
at least we had boxing....but you did have green acres, you're so lucky.
get second you pig
AxelWolf
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March 15th, 2019 at 10:31:34 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

The first time I had Chipolte, I was stunned by how huge the burrito was. A couple months later, I had one in Vegas and got food poisoning.

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♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
rxwine
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March 15th, 2019 at 11:37:56 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

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.



Judge's decisions pretty much ruined my boxing enjoyment.
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Johnzimbo
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March 16th, 2019 at 5:27:59 AM permalink
When I was a kid new movies were released on Wednesdays. They changed to Fridays maybe late 70's???
TigerWu
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March 16th, 2019 at 8:16:14 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I wonder
what last period Western was
on TV.



Westworld is kind of pseudo-period Western.

Deadwood is definitely period. It's been off the air for a few years but they're working on a movie.

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