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Obama Triumphus: The Ten Real Reasons Why the Republicans Lost the Presidency

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

The outcome of the 2012 presidential was not a fait accompli, as many are now arguing -- not by a long shot. This election could have gone either way. Anyone who thinks the Obama victory was inevitable or predetermined is in a worse state of denial than the hucksters at Fox News.

The Debate: What Would Ali and Frazier Do?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Only in the past week, instead of staring down and psyching out their opponents, as boxers usually do at weigh-ins and press conferences, these two politicians, and their surrogates, have so effusively praised the other guy to the point of it being more over-the-top than a Lady Gaga concert.

My Pal's Mom: The First Female Boxing Judge In History

Binky Philips | Posted 11.28.2012 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

I want to tell you about an unsung suburban unaware-of-feminism-whatsoever Pennsylvanian housewife, mother of four, who in the embryonic days of the women's movement, in one fluke moment, became a frickin' bona fide boxing judge!

WATCH: In Memoriam: Those We've Lost Along the Way

Posted 12.21.2011 | Black Voices

2011 was a monumental year in a lot of ways. Sadly, we lost many amazing minds and talents along the way. Here's a round of those we've lost, alo...

Ali, Frazier, Jackson, Stallone: Of Image, Race, Politics, and Myth

William Bradley | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Monday's Philadelphia funeral for former heavyweight boxing champ Joe Frazier brought some old but still very salient issues back to the fore. Frazier's sudden death from liver cancer has reminded many of some uncomfortable truths.

Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson Expected To Attend Frazier's Funeral

AP | By DAN GELSTON | Posted 01.14.2012 | Black Voices

PHILADELPHIA -- With his championship belt and a pair of gloves draped over his casket, Joe Frazier was going one more round. The Rev. Jesse Jackson ...

Your Weekend Random-Ass Roundup

J.D. Bell | Posted 01.11.2012 | Black Voices
J.D. Bell

Commentary from the blogosphere you may have missed this week.

Recalling Joe Frazier: An Appreciation, and a Note of Horror

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
William Bradley

The surprise death of former world heavyweight champ Joe Frazier reminds of the man's elemental greatness, and of the deep pitfalls of high-contact sport.

The Hard Truths Illuminated by the Fall of Joe Paterno, the Death of Joe Frazier and the NBA Lockout

Joe Lapointe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Joe Lapointe

Like the rich, successful actors who play the broken-down Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman, our sports performers act as our avatars and our archetypes, on and off the court, field and ice. Truth sometimes flows through them and sometimes it is a hard truth worth learning.

Joe Frazier: Deep As Cotton Fields And The Blues

loop21.com | Posted 01.09.2012 | Black Voices

The left hook is malice made into a thing of beauty. Boxing lore will tell you that the left hook has dashed more aspirations, left more men arrayed ...

Mike Tyson Reacts To Death Of Boxing Legend

Posted 01.08.2012 | Sports

Among the many athletes to pay their respects to former heavyweight champ Joe Frazier was another retired prizefighter. On Tuesday, Mike Tyson twe...

Boxing Great Joe Frazier Dies After Cancer Fight

AP | DAN GELSTON and TIM DAHLBERG | Posted 01.08.2012 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA — Joe Frazier had to throw his greatest punch to knock down "The Greatest." A vicious left hook from Frazier put Muhammad Ali on th...

Sports World Reacts To Smokin' Joe's Passing On Twitter

Posted 01.07.2012 | Sports

The sports world lost a legend on Monday night as former heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier succumbed in his battle with liver cancer. Frazier pa...

Muhammad Ali: 'The World Has Lost A Great Champion'

AP | By MIKE FITZPATRICK | Posted 01.08.2012 | Sports

-- There was a time when Muhammad Ali taunted Joe Frazier relentlessly, called him ugly and challenged his manhood. After his old rival died Monday ...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 01.07.2012 | New York
Len Berman

"Happy Valley" got rocked by a sex scandal this weekend. A former Penn State assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky, was arrested and charged with 40 counts of assaulting eight young boys over a 15-year period.

Was "The Fight of the Century" the Greatest Sporting Event of All Time?

Dexter Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dexter Rogers

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.

Former MLB Manager Dies

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Former New York Mets manager Joe Frazier, who led the team for just one full season before it went into a sharp decline, has died. He was 88. Frazier...

Floyd Mayweather Jr... Full of Excuses

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Morris W. O'Kelly

With the latest round of "he said," "he never said," it again has become painfully obvious the reasons why Money Mayweather is not the greatest of all time.

Mayweather Smacks Mosley, Must Now Take Pacquiao Fight

Ryan Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ryan Phillips

Mayweather and Pacquiao have a duty to put this fight together, not just for the fans, but for the health of a sport that has given them so much.

Third Screen: Joe Frazier on How To Be A Man

Vickie Karp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vickie Karp

Joe Frazier's story has never been told. Still a dashing figure -- I found him much more at peace with life than the documentary may lead you to believe.

HBO Still the Undisputed Documentary Champ: Thrilla in Manila a Hit

Michael Shrage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Shrage

Thrilla in Manila looks at the famous Muhammad Ali/Joe Frazier rivalry from Frazier's perspective in a transparent representation of the fighter's tumultuous relationship with his better known rival.