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Rocky Balboa


Dwight Brown | Posted 11.23.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

When you step into the theater to watch this boxing movie, don't look for Rocky. Yes, you'll see and feel remnants of that spirit. But Creed is its own story. Its own franchise. It's the rebellious son that wandered out on its own. For that reason, Baby Boomers and Millennials will dig it.

Did B.A. Baracus Never Actually Say 'I Pity the Fool' on 'The A-Team'?

Brian Cronin | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment
Brian Cronin

Mr. T., born Laurence Tureaud, was already quite a personality well before he began appearing regularly on television. He developed his Mr. T persona in the late 1970s while working as a bouncer. His bouncer work led to him becoming a high profile bodyguard.

Teen Knocks Out Cancer, Celebrates Victory By Running Up Iconic ‘Rocky’ Steps

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.13.2015 | Good News

  He’s no boxer, but 13-year-old Sean Bartolucci is celebrating a knockout victory that Rocky Balboa would be proud of: He battle...

How 7 People Would Spend 24 Hours In Philly

Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel

If your knowledge of Philadelphia begins and ends with the “Rocky” montage, get ready to learn that there’s way more to the city than an inspiri...

The Characters in Your LinkedIn Network

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 01.03.2015 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

LinkedIn started as a wonderful tool to professionally develop with avenues such as social selling, recruiting and B2B advertising, but now it is in a dark place. Kind of like that place the Cleveland Cavaliers went after LeBron James left. This is our fault a lot more than LinkedIn's.

How To Take A 'Rocky Balboa' Shot, Raw Egg Included

Foodbeast | Posted 05.27.2014 | Taste

Yes, you literally crack open that little unborn critter straight into the drink.

'Rocky' is a Broadway Knockout

Rex Reed | Posted 05.13.2014 | Arts
Rex Reed

People who diss Rocky because it's old-fashioned and predictable are right. It's sort of a construction worker's Raging Bull with Kleenex. But the people who love Rocky are right, too, because it's likeable and decent in a basic way that makes you glow. You go away from Rocky hugely entertained, with a song in your soul and hope in your heart.

Rocky: Parshat Pekudei

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 04.29.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

Why does G-d repeat all of the details of the Tabernacle as the Jews build it? And what would Rocky Balboa have to say about this topic?

How Rocky Made Me Feel OK About Being a Jew in America

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 03.05.2014 | Religion
Ian Reifowitz

I was 11-years-old, and I'll never forget how that moment felt. I was watching Rocky III. Mickey -- Rocky's trainer and mentor -- had just died after telling his protege: "I love ya, kid, I love ya." Heavy stuff for a child. I was even more unprepared for what happened next.

Movie review: Grudge Match

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Unfortunately, the script for this film is never sharp or savvy enough to counteract both the ick factor -- two grandfathers beating each other up in boxing trunks -- and just the simple lackluster quality of it all.

Why My Life Is Like A Scene From 'The Shining'

Donna Highfill | Posted 05.12.2013 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

I remember the day I realized that I actually couldn't turn back time and that I would have to accept myself as I was. It was a good day. My mood was positive, my future seemed bright, and I looked in the mirror and smiled.

Where Is America's Heart?

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 03.03.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

It was also an America with a real moral compass that was based on high ideals rather than extremist beliefs. That was an America with both brains and heart, and with the essence of Rocky. So where is that America now, and how can we find it again?

Guess Which Boxing Hero Might Be Heading To Broadway?

Posted 12.10.2012 | Arts

Sylvester Stallone is doing his very best to keep the Rocky Balboa franchise alive. After five sequels, a novelization, and several video games, Sly h...

How My Daughter Fought Cancer Like Rocky

Jay Scott | Posted 01.19.2013 | Impact
Jay Scott

By their very definition, an underdog is a person who is expected to lose in a contest or conflict, they are the unlikely hero, the person in the posi...

WATCH: Yo Adrienne, This Prank Is Awesome

Posted 10.04.2012 | Comedy

Admit it: Pretty much any music from "Rocky" can make any given actively roughly 74% more triumphant. There are few images more inspiration than the i...

Would You Eat It? Philadelphia Cheesesteak Ice Cream

Andy Deemer | Posted 09.24.2012 | Home
Andy Deemer

"That's possibly the worst idea I've ever heard," she said. Michelle didn't use these words lightly. But Michelle has her limits, too. She draws a line at Philadelphia CheeseSteak Ice Cream.

Rocky Balboa Vs. Raging Bull?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.31.2012 | Entertainment

Sylvester Stallone. Robert De Niro. Fight? TheWrap reports that Stallone and De Niro could join forces for "Grudge Match," a long-gestating comedy ...

Go For It: The American Spirit(uality)

Gary Jansen | Posted 07.25.2012 | Religion
Gary Jansen

When I felt like I just wanted to give up (because life can make you feel that way), those three words would spring forth from deep inside, "Go for it."

WATCH: 'Rocky' Franchise Comes Under Scrutiny

Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.29.2012 | Black Voices

Memorable lines such as “show me the money” and “there’s no crying in baseball” have landed both "Jerry Maguire" and "A League of Their Own"...

Me, Rocky Balboa

Monica Medina | Posted 10.22.2011 | Divorce
Monica Medina

I will prove him wrong, I kept telling myself. I will prove him wrong, and in my own way, I did.

Village Belle in Philadelphia Dishes Up Mediterranean Deliciousness

Michelle Won | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michelle Won

For me, Philadelphia is far, and seemingly colder than my beloved New York. But I made the trip out to check out Little Owl Chef Joey Campanero's new restaurant, and it was worth the trip.

Best Movies By Farr: When Oscar Screws Up

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

2005 -- for Best Picture, give me Capote over Crash any ol' time. Another uninspiring year, I thought.

Debate Spin v. Substance: Lessons From Mayberry

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bennet Kelley

It is time for an end to this "soft bigotry of low expectations." We must judge debates on the merits and not like a beauty pageant.

Baracky: Obama Is Rocky Balboa, Clinton Is Apollo Creed In New Video"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hillary Clinton has compared herself to Rocky Balboa, saying that she and the character from the 1976 film have a "lot in common." However, a video t...