We're no longer living in the age of Bill Russell, Arthur Ashe and Muhammad Ali. All of these athletes were at the very top of their sports, and understood that they had the power to induce real, meaningful social change by virtue of their platform.
On a family vacation from Wisconsin to Dauphin Island, Alabama, we stopped at Lincoln's home in Springfield, IL to take a tour. In the front parlor there was a photograph of Honest Abe hanging on the wall.
Boxing is a sport that's currently in shambles. Today, there are very few great rivalries to speak of, let alone great fighters. So the "Fight of the Century" is still the greatest fight and sporting event of all time.
If you are not creating what you want from your life, either in your well-being, relationships, wallet or area of contribution, check where you've placed your net. That is, reconsider where you are operating from self-limiting beliefs.
They say sports and politics don't mix. One sportswriter disagrees with that. In fact, he would argue that professional sports has always been political and has been a positive force in shaping American society.
Lebron has in the past expressed his admiration of Ali. This new ad, though, is like expressing your admiration for Dr. King by launching "I Have A Dream Cereal" or a laxative called "We Shall Not Be Moved."
Elisabeth Moss, always good, shines here. Her natural reticence combines with her reluctance to definitively challenge this man whom she both fears and loves. It's a great set of moments for her, and for the series.