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Tuesday, November 08, 2011

FEILER WINS IT!

Michael Feiler, civil lawyer extraordinaire, blog reader, football wiz, is your 2011 Blog Suicide Pool winner!

After an epic battle that lasted into week 9 of the NFL season, Feiler secured the victory with a strategy over the past two weeks of picking teams playing the slumping Cleveland Browns. Feiler was never in danger. Meanwhile, the ever eclectic Clayton Kaeiser survived a scare last week as Ravens came back from three touchdowns down to eek out a win over the visiting Cardinals and keep him alive for one more week. This week CK returned to his MNF strategy and surprised many blog readers by picking against his beloved Chicago Bears who traveled to play the supposedly surging Philadelphia Eagles, although no less a source than Rumpole had warned him that all that glitters was not Eagle Green in Philly. It was not the first time this season CK had picked against the Bears, but it would be the last. The Bears rewarded loyalty and punished those who picked against them by beating the Eagles and sending Mr. Kaeiser to a loss.

Well done to to both gentleman and all hail the victor Michael Feiler.


DOWN GOES FRAZIER.
Joe Frazier has died. The NY Times Obit is here.
Joe Frazier was underrated. He was one of the very best boxers to ever practice the sweet science. In March 1971 he and Muhammed Ali met for the first time in a 15 round fight matching two undefeated heavy weight champions, as Ali had lost the title when he was stripped of it for his decision to refuse to be drafted. It was truly the fight of the century.
In our busy world very little occurs that stops almost everyone from what they are doing and makes them pay attention. Ali Frazier I stopped the world. You can't imagine the anticipation and the atmosphere as the world literally stopped to watch two undefeated champions fight.
Anybody who was anybody was there. Frank Sinatra was a ringside photographer for Life Magazine. Burt Lancaster was a ringside announcer. Leroy Neiman painted the men as they fought. Somehow, with tickets reaching astronomic prices with scalpers, we got inside the Garden and saw the fight. Frazier stalked Ali for 14 rounds. He never let up the pressure. And then in the 15th round Joe threw the best left hook of his life and Ali was down. Ali got up and Joe won the decision.
Frazier would go on to lose his next two fights with Ali and be pummeled by a monstrous George Foreman, but on that crisp spring night in March in the greatest city in the world, Joe Frazier was indeed the greatest. NY Time sports writer Dave Anderson calls Frazier in a column today, "the better fighter. And the better man." Rest in peace champ.


At the tone, the standard time will be.....

Long time and careful readers of the blog well know our appreciation of a life well lived.
Dr. Norman Ramsey, The Nobel Laureate whose research led to the atomic clock, passed away over the weekend at age 96. The NY Times obit is here.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

My day will be sorrowful. Great piece on Frazier Rump. I am trying to come up with an accurate way to describe that boxing era. Put it this way: if there was ever a time when brute force intersected with poetry and literature in the American sports psyche, this was it.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Michael Feile and to Rumpole for getting the upset pick right--I hope you made some money off of it.

CK

Anonymous said...

Great piece on Michael Feiler Rumpole. Very sensitive.

Anonymous said...

Where will Feiler spend the pot of dough he collects for his victory?

Anonymous said...

Heavy D

RIP

Anonymous said...

TLC network to begin airing "DUI"

Show follows Oklahoma police as they make DUI busts.

It is only a matter of time before this production comes to South Florida.

In lust said...

Anybody else see this court reporter today? Thought I was in Tootsies for a minute. Hispanic . Milfy. But ay carrumba! She had the goods and she made sure everyone else knew it.

Anonymous said...

Rump, thanks for the link to Joe Frazier's obit. When I got home I dug out my copy of the fight program from March 8, 1971. I recall my father giving it to me but he wasn't there. What a great read and great color pictures of Frazier and Ali in the mid 20's.

Anonymous said...

Hey Feiler, let's celebrate with a Noles victory over UM this weekend! :)

Anonymous said...

6:13 - No way. Miami-Dade DUI cops DO NOT want the public to see what really happens during those stops.

Michael Feiler said...

I will be in Tallahassee hoping for just that! It's Shumie time for the Canes!

Anonymous said...

613
In the late 1980s n 1990 all cops in Dade recorded breath tests and road sides at the Station. The stopped cause so many helped the Defense prove the Defendant was NOT impaired. The cop would say client failed a test but the Jury could see the Defendant did perfectly well on the tests.
The` result: THEY Stopped Recording the tests...
DS

Anonymous said...

Rump, you show your age and your wisdom by posting a big piece on Frazier. I thought there would be more comments on his career. Too many young people in this world who think George Foreman started and ended his career hawking kitchenware. The Frazier/Ali rift reflected the division in society at the time. Who you supported in that fight (it was the biggest sporting event in my life) said a lot about where you stood in the culture wars of the day. I think Ali said that he never would have made it through the 15th round if Frazier had answered the bell in Manila. RIP Joe. Thanks for the memories.

Anonymous said...

Just found out at all troopers in both Dade and Broward have video systems.

Also found out a stupid MPD officer stopped a trooper way out in west Dade just to cause trouble. He was suspended shortly thereafter.

Anonymous said...

A shitty situation.

http://wap.wsvn.com/wap/news/text.jsp?sid=218&nid=3728857975&cid=4704&scid=-1&ith=0&title=Local+News+&headtitle=Local+News+

Link to story about FHP spokesman's cruise smeared with human feces.

Story says they suspect this has something to do with inter agency quarrel started by the pulling over of the off duty MPD officer by FHP last week.

If this is the opening salvo, I can't wait to see the retaliation.

Anonymous said...

Now the SAO will have to provide video in every trooper case.

Neil is God said...

Feiler is a putz

Feiler said...

A big putz at that. Neil is indeed God. And you are indeed not.