Sadly, many of us who followed Muhammad Ali's (aka Cassius Clay) boxing career and life for about a half-century suspected that he wouldn't see a 70th birthday.Surely, we told ourselves privately, he never would outlast his nemesis, Smokin' Joe Frazier, the Philadelphia fury who died late last ye ... More >>
It was late Janary 1974, and I took a train from Connecticut to New York City for the rematch between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali. I had no idea how or if I was going to get into Madison Square Garden for the fight--but I was determined to give it my best shot.
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Paying homage to the King of the Grill.With Father's Day coming up this Sunday, everyone is focusing on what meats to round up for the inevitable Sunday cookout. Because even though it's Dad's special day, he inexplicably prefers to stay home and chuck some ground chuck onto the faithful ba ... More >>
The Super Bowl is next Sunday and fans are already loading up their carts with charcoal, BBQ sauce and various ground, sliced, chopped and pre-formed meats at my local market. Good thing my wedding anniversary is this weekend -- and my husband doesn' ... More >>