On this day .....

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  1. Joe Fan

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  2. BevoJoe

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    ^^^ And TEXAS would soon be born.
     
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    I remember my Dad taking me to my first 'Alamo' movie when I was little. Dueling the film I asked him if we could leave before the end because I didn't want to see Davy get killed. I grew up watching Fess Parker's Davy on Disney so I knew what was coming. Of course he wouldn't leave but now I wonder at my innocence and where it's gone with the youth of today. I suspect what I felt at that age, I'd guess 9-10 is gone by 4-5 today. But maybe that's just me.
    God Bless Texas
     
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  6. LousianaHorn

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    also on this day 71 years ago...........old glory goes up on Suribachi.[​IMG]
     
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  7. Joe Fan

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    Greatest letter evah?

     
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    John Wayne in the Alamo on "The Republic."
    Best job of capturing the idea in film, IMO

     
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  10. Seattle Husker

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    Ali publically guaranteed he'd knockout Liston in the 8th round. He surpassed expectations and took him down in the 7th round to shock the world.
     
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    The "phantom punch" knockout. Ali did connect, but it's hard to imagine how this punch, which was not much more than a jab, did that much damage to a fighter like Liston.

    Who knows for sure though?

     
  12. OldHippie

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    I'll take a stab at an explanation. Watching the slow motion, it didn't really appear to be a jab but more of a right cross where there is a lot more power generated by the shoulder and chest muscles. In addition Liston was moving into the punch, off balance and didn't seem to see it coming. I just watched a video of the full first round in that first round knock out, a minute ago and Ali had hit him with a similar punch earlier in the round. But what do I know about boxing? Nada thing.

    I remember at the time Ali claimed it was an "anchor punch" that he had learned from Jack Johnson, presumably by watching film since Johnson died when Ali was 4.
     
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    I was at this game

     
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  17. Dionysus

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    My brother and I were in the NEZ seats, Redding did his flip right in front of us.

    That was also the Cole Pittman game where Major took a knee to preserve the 44 point score. I didn't know what he was doing at the time. It was genius, whoever had the idea to do that.
     
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    Another great Leap Day clip

     
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  20. LousianaHorn

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    Happy birthday Tejas!
     
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    I would have worded it "... by the genocidal maniac Antonio Lopez de Santa Ann...."

     
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    On this day, Pi was born?


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  27. Joe Fan

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    :eek:
     
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