THE COMMISSIONER’S CORNER: One of My GREATEST Memories

On a day when I have had no calls from one of my many grown children, which often sound like this: “Dad, can you come over and babysit for a few hours?” and no gym requirements, I like to write. It’s relaxing. During a coffee break while working on my “Gentleman Gerry” chapter for my upcoming book, I started to think about all the fighters I have grown up with since I started watching boxing at the age of 10.

While having my coffee (black, please!) I wrote some more. I began jotting down names onto my iPad (I can still recall the days when I used a pen or pencil!). I typed in their names as fast as I could, thinking of who I enjoyed watching the most. I stopped when I got to 15. If I didn’t, I’d still be going.

Here is the list I came up with:

1. Floyd Patterson

2. Joe Frazier

3. Muhammad Ali

4. Emile Griffith

5. Alexis Arguello

6. Mark Breland

7. Howard Davis Jr.

8. Sugar Ray Leonard

9. Eddie Mustafa Muhammad

10. Larry Holmes

11. Hector Camacho

12. Alex Ramos

13. Arturo Gatti

14. Mike Tyson

15. Kostya Tszyu

It’s funny, but the first four names are my all-time favorites. I grew up watching them. Emile Griffith was my first sports hero, not just my first boxing hero. Floyd Patterson was my second. I followed their every move through Ring Magazine. I celebrated their wins by buying my friends 8-cent “egg creams” at the local candy store (egg creams and candy stores were very New York kind of things in the ’60’s). When they lost, I was best left alone.

Joe Frazier and Cassius Clay followed. When Clay told the world he wanted to be called Muhammad Ali, that was fine with me. It wasn’t fine with Ring Magazine boss Nat Fleischer, who insisted on calling him Clay and rating him as Cassius Clay. Then, when Ali refused military induction in 1967, Fleischer not only removed Cassius Clay from the ratings, he stripped him of the title as recognized by The Ring. I really disliked old Nat for doing that. I was then a high school senior. I continued to watch as New York State Boxing Commissioner Edwin Dooley then stripped Ali of New York recognition of the title. I decided then and there, that one day, I would take both their jobs and perhaps get to apologize to Mr. Ali for the wrong Fleischer and Dooley had done to him. I knew right then and there, that I wanted to be in boxing. I wanted to work in boxing. I wanted to make my life in and around these special men. It became my life’s dream.

Dreams DO come true.

Within 12 years after Nat Fleischer stripped “Cassius Clay” of the title, I was sitting in his chair at The Ring. Nine years after that, I sat in Commissioner Dooley’s chair at the New York State Athletic Commission. I was the boss.

Of the 15 men on my list, I became friends with every one except Kostya Tszyu. That’s because I only met him once, when I was announcing the 1990 Goodwill Games in Seattle, Washington. I had the fortune to watch and announce every one of his victories, including his gold medal performance in those games. What skill! GGG reminds me a lot of Tszyu.

In 1992, I attended a luncheon honoring Muhammad Ali. As Chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission, I was seated, not just at the dais with Ali, I was seated NEXT to him. He found it funny that the Chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission–the same position as the one which stripped him of the title 25 years earlier–would be seated next to him and acting so friendly.

When it was my turn to speak, I walked to the podium, knowing I was about to realize one of my life’s major dreams. I was about to apologize to Muhammad Ali for the injustice done to him by the heads of both Ring Magazine and the New York State Athletic Commission.

After being introduced to the crowd of around 1,000, I first looked at Ali and smiled. He smiled back. I placed both hands on the podium and began speaking.

“In 1967, Muhammad Ali was stripped of his title by boxing’s regulatory bodies,” I said. “He was stripped of the title for his failure to step forward when called for induction into the United States’ military. The first of those regulatory bodies to take Ali’s title was the New York State Athletic Commission. At that time, an 18-year-old high school senior out on Long Island, who happened to be a huge boxing fan, was among those who felt it was wrong to strip Ali of the title he won in the ring, just because he was exercising his religious and political beliefs. So this high school senior wrote letters to the Chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission–Edwin Dooley–and to Nat Fleischer, the Editor-in-Chief of Ring Magazine, which also stripped Ali of the title. He told Commissioner Dooley and Mr. Fleischer just how unfair he thought it was to take Ali’s title away. He also told Mr. Fleischer that the magazine had not only lost a heavyweight champion, but a loyal reader, as well. He signed his name to both letters and included his phone number. It surprised the high school senior that he received phone calls from both Commissioner Dooley and from Mr. Fleischer. They each explained how they had a responsibility to the public to punish Ali for his illegal and anti-U.S. actions.

The teenager then said to each man, ‘But you’re not a court of law. ‘ To Commissioner Dooley he said, ‘You are there to regulate boxing.’ To Mr. Fleischer he said, ‘You are there to write about boxing, to report on boxing and to give us the ratings.’ To each he said, ‘What you are doing in unconstitutional. You can’t just take the title away from Ali. He won it in the ring. He should be allowed to lose it in the ring.’

“Ring Magazine’s boss told the youngster it wasn’t unconstitutional. Commissioner Dooley said, ‘Stop listening to Howard Cosell. Ali broke the law and now must pay for his actions.'”

I looked out at the crowd. I had everyone’s attention. Each of them knew the story of Ali and his three-and-a-half-year exile from boxing. I watched them as they watched me. Their eyes were either transfixed on me or Ali, who sat there, staring at one person: Me!

I then turned to Ali, who was sitting there tall and majestically. I said to him, “Muhammad, that high school senior from Long Island now stands before you as the former Editor-in-Chief of Ring Magazine, the same magazine which stripped him of the title, and stands before you as the Chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission, the same regulatory body which was the first boxing commission to take your license away. I cannot undo what they have already done, but for what it’s worth, I want you to know that if I had been in either position when that situation came up, I would have honored you for standing up for your rights and not vilified you. You are, and always will be, the ‘People’s Champion.'”

The moment I said that, the entire room not only applauded, but stood as they applauded. Then Ali stood and walked over to me. He embraced me and said in a low voice, “I love you, Commissioner.”

“I love you, too, Muhammad,” I said.

He stood behind me and took my hands, lifting my arms into the air. It was a very special moment.

So, Ali joins 14 other of my favorite fighters to watch as I moved on in my dream-come-true career.

Alexis Arguello, Joe Frazier and Emile Griffith became three of my best friends, guys I spoke to at least once a week. I’m sure we’d still be speaking that much if they still were here to grace us with their presence.

The other living names on my list are all still men I cherish as friends, not just as favorite fighters to have watched. The only one I never became friends with–and that’s only because the opportunity never presented itself–was Konstantin “Kostya” Tszyu. I still dream of meeting this incredible Hall-of-Famer one day.

I’ll continue to dream.

As I well know, dreams most certainly do come true.

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COMMENTS

-Brad :

Roberto Duran didn't make the list?


-Froggy :

Great stuff, can't wait for the book to come out !


-The Commish :

If I had 16, he would have been there!!!


-Brad :

If I had 16, he would have been there!!!
I guess everybody's list is different and that's the way it probably should be...mine list has old stone hands numero uno.


-brownsugar :

Sounds like a tremendously triumphant moment.. ....along with a fair measure of payback to the small minded persecutors of Ali's motives and beliefs. Let us know when the book arrives.


-teaser :

I will forgive you for not having "Manos De Piedra" on your list ?.fine story and love the fact that you were motivated by Ali's actions and mistreatment to one day lead those organizations responsible for some of those slights and to issue such a public apology ?priceless!! ? talk about walking the walk !! ?one CAN make a difference.


-The Commish :

I will forgive you for not having "Manos De Piedra" on your list ….fine story and love the fact that you were motivated by Ali's actions and mistreatment to one day lead those organizations responsible for some of those slights and to issue such a public apology …priceless!! … talk about walking the walk !! …one CAN make a difference.
The guys on my list were not just my favorite to watch, but all became very close with me on a personal level, from my days at World Boxing & International Boxing Magazines to my days at Ring Magazine to my years as a sportscaster to my years as NY's Boxing Commish. While I know Duran--he's even asked me to call him "Cholo"--the men on my list are/were among my closest friends. The exception was Kosta Tszyu. When I put my list of All-Time Greats up here, rest assured the name Roberto Duran will be on the list. He was incomparable! -Randy G.


-New York Tony :

And me without my violin.


-yomi :

Great read! Really enjoyed it.


-stormcentre :

The guys on my list were not just my favorite to watch, but all became very close with me on a personal level, from my days at World Boxing & International Boxing Magazines to my days at Ring Magazine to my years as a sportscaster to my years as NY's Boxing Commish. While I know Duran--he's even asked me to call him "Cholo"--the men on my list are/were among my closest friends. The exception was Kosta Tszyu. When I put my list of All-Time Greats up here, rest assured the name Roberto Duran will be on the list. He was incomparable! -Randy G.
Don't worry Randy, I have a funny feeling that KT thinks you're alright - even though some on your list didn't truly achieve undisputed/unified status - or continually fight with a KO win in mind everytime. There's enough love to go around. Peace. :)


-Domenic :

Matthew Franklin on my list of this ilk, no doubt. MSM an absolute beast.


-The Commish :

Don't worry Randy, I have a funny feeling that KT thinks you're alright - even though some on your list didn't truly achieve undisputed/unified status - or continually fight with a KO win in mind everytime. There's enough love to go around. Peace. :)
My list of 15 wasn't about anybody being legendary or sensational. It's what they meant to me. ME. Each of us have our own personal list of favorite fighters. For whatever reason, the guys on our list are ones who we just can't wait until they fight again. For me, I've known Eddie Mustafa Muhammad since he was Eddie Gregory since our amateur days together. It was from talking to Eddie and watching guys like Eddie and Joe Frazier I learned about the art of body punching. I want each of you to think of those one or two fighters you would say is/are your favorite/s to watch. Sure, we'll watch any and every boxing match. But when that day comes when your favorite guy fights, the day feels special. It's exciting. It's like a birthday. The guys on my list were the ones who, when they fought, I always had that "birthday kind of feeling." As I said earlier, I really could have kept on going with that list: Roberto Duran. Matthew Saad Muhammad. Howard Davis (who remains as one of my closest friends and I guy I almost fought in 1972). Larry Holmes. Dwight Qawi. Gerry Cooney (my future radio sidekick!). And on and on. What made it special over time is that I became close friends with all of the guys on the list with the exception of Tszyu, only because we never got to meet. Perhaps one day we will. But until then, when he fought, I was either there covering his fights or watching them on TV. To me, there is no greater sport than boxing, and the guys on my list--and a whole bunch who are in my following 15 and the 15 after that--were my personal favorites to watch. In fact, when I get to the SiriusXM studios today, I am going to watch one round from each of their fights on youtube! Now THAT'S how to head into my boxing show! -Randy G.


-stormcentre :

My list of 15 wasn't about anybody being legendary or sensational. It's what they meant to me. ME. Each of us have our own personal list of favorite fighters. For whatever reason, the guys on our list are ones who we just can't wait until they fight again. -Randy G.
Yes, I know. Me too. It's all good. Keep up the great posts and stories about your life and interests.


-The Commish :

Yes, I know. Me too. It's all good. Keep up the great posts and stories about your life and interests.
Give me my family, my friends and my work in and around boxing and I'm the happiest guy on Earth, storm. My offer to all of you who post here stands: If you are in NY on vacation or business, let me know, just the way The Shadow did. I'll put you on the air around the world. So far, aside from The Shadow being in studio, I've had oubobcat and flackoguapo on the air via phone. I want you guys IN STUDIO. All of you! Make it happen! -Randy G.


-Froggy :

Very generous offer Randy G !


-The Commish :

Very generous offer Randy G !
I am not just saying that...I mean it, Froggy. -Randy G.


-Radam G :

Give me my family, my friends and my work in and around boxing and I'm the happiest guy on Earth, storm. My offer to all of you who post here stands: If you are in NY on vacation or business, let me know, just the way The Shadow did. I'll put you on the air around the world. So far, aside from The Shadow being in studio, I've had oubobcat and flackoguapo on the air via phone. I want you guys IN STUDIO. All of you! Make it happen! -Randy G.
Watch what you wish for. You may just get it. I might just bring the noise-talking G Fam up in your studio and we will serve you some Balut and ubod -- coconut tree worms -- cooked in Filipino adobo style. And if I bring my 114-year-old ex-boxing Tio Mamoy, he will challenge you to push ups on one finger and thumb. He will then challenge you to close your hand before he can snatch out a two-dollar coin or a stack of five copper-coined dollars. Don't do it. He will break you -- take all of your moolah and LAUGH! Holla


-The Commish :

Watch what you wish for. You may just get it. I might just bring the noise-talking G Fam up in your studio and we will serve you some Balut and ubod -- coconut tree worms -- cooked in Filipino adobo style. And if I bring my 114-year-old ex-boxing Tio Mamoy, he will challenge you to push ups on one finger and thumb. He will then challenge you to close your hand before he can snatch out a two-dollar coin or a stack of five copper-coined dollars. Don't do it. He will break you -- take all of your moolah and LAUGH! Holla
Radam, you certainly can bring Tio Mamoy and the rest of the "noise-talking G Fam" up to the SiriusXM studios, but leave the Balut and ubod behind--this is a boxing show, not "Unique International Delicacies with Randy & Gerry." Just the thought of eating tree worms makes me a bit queezy (do you cover them in dark chocolate, maybe?). By the way, any news on how Mike Jones is doing with his new team and new diet of Balut, ubod, Sisic, Penoy, Betute and Dinugan At Puto? If he's really eating all that, he deserves to win a world title. Bring your family. Leave the food. Sorry. No tree worms allowed! -Randy G.


-Radam G :

Mike Jones is game. He is eating right and doing well in sparring. He is a scrapper and bit of a rapper. But don't get him mixed up with Texas rapper Mike Jones. OMG! We cannot feed YOU DUDES if we roll up to your show? WHAT THE FUDGE? No luv for Pinoy hospitality. Where is da luv? Just kidding. Holla!


-The Commish :

Mike Jones is game. He is eating right and doing well in sparring. He is a scrapper and bit of a rapper. But don't get him mixed up with Texas rapper Mike Jones. OMG! We cannot feed YOU DUDES if we roll up to your show? WHAT THE FUDGE? No luv for Pinoy hospitality. Where is day luv? Just kidding. Holla!
If you come up, let the New York hospitality take over. I'll have some good 'ol New York pizzas delivered to the studio. Pepperoni? Onion? Meatball? Plain? -Randy G.


-Radam G :

Radam, you certainly can bring Tio Mamoy and the rest of the "noise-talking G Fam" up to the SiriusXM studios, but leave the Balut and ubod behind--this is a boxing show, not "Unique International Delicacies with Randy & Gerry." Just the thought of eating tree worms makes me a bit queezy (do you cover them in dark chocolate, maybe?). By the way, any news on how Mike Jones is doing with his new team and new diet of Balut, ubod, Sisic, Penoy, Betute and Dinugan At Puto? If he's really eating all that, he deserves to win a world title. Bring your family. Leave the food. Sorry. No tree worms allowed! -Randy G.
A lot of my peeps are believing boksingero Mike Jones is also the rapping/crooning Mike Jones
->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd0S0LwhEDU Dude is enjoying his 15 minutes of fame. He got mad game. Holla!


-Radam G :

Radam, you certainly can bring Tio Mamoy and the rest of the "noise-talking G Fam" up to the SiriusXM studios, but leave the Balut and ubod behind--this is a boxing show, not "Unique International Delicacies with Randy & Gerry." Just the thought of eating tree worms makes me a bit queezy (do you cover them in dark chocolate, maybe?). By the way, any news on how Mike Jones is doing with his new team and new diet of Balut, ubod, Sisic, Penoy, Betute and Dinugan At Puto? If he's really eating all that, he deserves to win a world title. Bring your family. Leave the food. Sorry. No tree worms allowed! -Randy G.
A lot of my peeps are believing boksingero Mike Jones is also the rapping/crooning Mike Jones
->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd0S0LwhEDU The 6-foot pug is enjoying his 15 minutes of fame. He got mad game. Holla!


-Froggy :

Watch what you wish for. You may just get it. I might just bring the noise-talking G Fam up in your studio and we will serve you some Balut and ubod -- coconut tree worms -- cooked in Filipino adobo style. And if I bring my 114-year-old ex-boxing Tio Mamoy, he will challenge you to push ups on one finger and thumb. He will then challenge you to close your hand before he can snatch out a two-dollar coin or a stack of five copper-coined dollars. Don't do it. He will break you -- take all of your moolah and LAUGH! Holla
Radam G, when Randy G's book comes out I will buy it right away, if you write a cook book I will buy it also !


-Radam G :

Radam G, when Randy G's book comes out I will buy it right away, if you write a cook book I will buy it also !
Hehehe! Thank you, but I will have it hiding in plain sight. Holla!


-The Commish :

Hehehe! Thank you, but I will have it hiding in plain sight. Holla!
I train a lady who was born and raised in the P-Islands. I asked her about some of the delicacies Radam has told us about. Totally Americanized, she moved with two of her sisters to California in her mid-teens and to New York in her 20's. She said her memories of a few of the delicacies Radam mentions are fine, but said shook her head at the baby duck eggs, which I believe are called Balut. "I dare you to eat one," she said. "To eat it and keep it down." After she told me about it, I don't believe I'll be taking her up on her dare. Yet, who knows. There is a large, succesful Filipino restaurant in New York City. They even have yearly Balut eating challenges--how many eggs can an individual down in five minutes. I believe the record is 24. Maybe I'll go in there one day and try one. Just one! Do I need a bunch of drinks before swallowing one? -Randy G.


-Radam G :

I train a lady who was born and raised in the P-Islands. I asked her about some of the delicacies Radam has told us about. Totally Americanized, she moved with two of her sisters to California in her mid-teens and to New York in her 20's. She said her memories of a few of the delicacies Radam mentions are fine, but said shook her head at the baby duck eggs, which I believe are called Balut. "I dare you to eat one," she said. "To eat it and keep it down." After she told me about it, I don't believe I'll be taking her up on her dare. Yet, who knows. There is a large, succesful Filipino restaurant in New York City. They even have yearly Balut eating challenges--how many eggs can an individual down in five minutes. I believe the record is 24. Maybe I'll go in there one day and try one. Just one! Do I need a bunch of drinks before swallowing one? -Randy G.
C'mon, you are Commish, and can't eat a simple DISH? You will just be eating a delicious, boiled egg with a half-born duck in it. You throw a little venegar on it and a bit of salt -- Himalayan pink salt is grant -- chow down. And later that night, the longest stretch and bulk your Johnshun [$??] will have ever. Hehehe! The Americanized Pinay shook her head at you about balut because of mean-arse teasing of AmerKanos. But if you ask her would she eat some AmerKano foods of pig brains -- "Hoghead cheese" -- and "Rocky Mountain Oysters," bull testes, she will be even more disgusted. Let me ask you, Commish: Which will be your choice? The bloody brains of a dead bull and its big, ole nuts [testes full of sperm] with little nutrition value or a healthy, nice boiled egg with a half-born ducky duck in it with all types of health and nutrition benefits? This shouldn't be a hard decision. Hehe! Holla!


-Radam G :

Maybe you can invite Team "Mile High" Mike Alvarado and company to your show. And let them tell you about those "Rocky Mountain Oysters" WTF! Now nobody who eats bull's nuts that are full of sperm will have a problem with with fried coconut tree worms or boiled eggs with half-developed ducks in 'em. Yummy, YUMMY! And mad healthy for the brain and tummy. Holla!


-Radam G :

Holla at the American WEST. They be eating and enjoying the strange in some people's eyes:
->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moixjwPlCw0. Now holla at some P-Islands mad healthy nutrition:
->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCsa_Doev7Y. Much power to the foods that pugs and peeps may swallow down. Holla!


-brownsugar :

I've had balut. ....quite tasty...tastes like chicken.


-The Commish :

C'mon, you are Commish, and can't eat a simple DISH? You will just be eating a delicious, boiled egg with a half-born duck in it. You throw a little venegar on it and a bit of salt -- Himalayan pink salt is grant -- chow down. And later that night, the longest stretch and bulk your Johnshun [$??] will have ever. Hehehe! The Americanized Pinay shook her head at you about balut because of mean-arse teasing of AmerKanos. But if you ask her would she eat some AmerKano foods of pig brains -- "Hoghead cheese" -- and "Rocky Mountain Oysters," bull testes, she will be even more disgusted. Let me ask you, Commish: Which will be your choice? The bloody brains of a dead bull and its big, ole nuts [testes full of sperm] with little nutrition value or a healthy, nice boiled egg with a half-born ducky duck in it with all types of health and nutrition benefits? This shouldn't be a hard decision. Hehe! Holla!
It's funny you mention "Rocky Mountain Oysters." A few years ago, the evening my youngest daughter graduated college, I took her and the rest of my kids (four others), along with their respective others, out to dinner. My daughter picked her favorite pub/restaurant. Every month, they had a crazy special on the menu, such as "Alligator Tails," "Ox Gizzards," "Pickled Tripe" (intestines), "Roasted Eyeballs" (I don't recall from what animal) and other delectibles. Anybody who ate the monthly special got it free if they finished, along with a T-shirt saying you finished the special at the name of the restaurant. Well, that night, the special was "Rocly Mountain Oysters." My daughter had never heard the phrase before, and cracked up the table when she said, "I didn't know you could get Oysters in the Rocky Mountains." When her older sister, Ali (named after the G.O.A.T.) told her what they were, she shrieked. "Dad, this is not Fear Factor!" she pleaded. "You don't have to eat them." Well, about 15 minutes after ordering them, they arrived at my table. Two of them. Fried golden brown. They even came with a dipping sauce. All of the waiters stood around the table chanting, "GO! GO! GO!" Patrons got up to watch. My kids were laughing hysterically. My youngest daughter was horrified. All I could hear was her going "Ewwwwwwwww!" I ate them. No dipping sauce was necessary. They were actually tasty, which, from this crowd, is sure to bring a remark or ten. But I guess, if I could have eaten them--and enjoyed them--I just might even enjoy Balut. Why not? I eat Escargot several times a year. Looks like I am going to have to find this Filipino restaurant in NYC and order some Balut and take some pictures. Maybe on a bet with Radam. If Pacquiao should beat Algieri, that kind of thing. But when Algieri wins, what does Radam have to do? Sausage & pepper hero? A rack of BBQ Ribs.A Pastrami sandwich from the Carnegie Deli? -Randy G.


-Radam G :

OMG! NO! NO! Tell me it ain't SO! The Commish ate the bull's balls. Hehe! For me that is never a GO! GO! GO! Some Mile High Denverites tried to convinced me to holla at some of 'em Rocky Mountain Oysters a few years ago, but I vomited on the thought of doing it. Or maybe I had too much Tuba -- homemade Visayan Filipino wine, also known as Bahal and Bahalina in the Visayas, but is called Lambanog in Luzon. That is some good Jesus's Juice. Hehe! But I had to give it up. In boxing, I never got put too sleep. But Tuba is/was a "scamp booger," in the saying of the late, great "Smokin'" (Papa) Joe Frazier, who -- in his native South Carolina -- use to make "Moonshine" wine from corn. Good stuff! But not like Tuba. Tuba knocked me da double fudged out a time too many. And the dames, damsels and dolls were Delilahs to me. But instead of putting it on me and cutting on my bush, they were money grabbers and snitches that I had been with too many bytches. In the meantime: No red-meat balls for me from land animal. Now Oysters outta of the sea! That a different story. I will tear those mofus up. And the fish's eggs are not so bad either. They can give pugs mad endurance and stamina. Holla!


-flackoguapo :

Do the baby ducks have testicles?


-flackoguapo :

You've probably ate a couple pairs of balls to tho Radam , unless all the Balut is female or still has no sex haha. Who cares what it is, if its weird to you but bomb to me let it be. Different strokes for different folks


-Radam G :

You've probably ate a couple pairs of balls to tho Radam , unless all the Balut is female or still has no sex haha. Who cares what it is, if its weird to you but bomb to me let it be. Different strokes for different folks
Nothing is wrong with balls. Observed that I said "red-meat balls." White-meat balls -- bird and fish --balls ain't bad. I'm eating some now. Hehehe! The Commish and I are just cutting up and chops busting. We boxing fanatics are notorious for jiving and conniving and high fiving. Ev'ybodee and dey momma have different stokes because we are different folks only in our optical illusions. Boxers -- outside dat squared jungle -- are about fun-luvin' rockers, not O-P-P knockers. It used to be B-Sug and I. But NOW it is the Commish and me -- all in fun. Holla!


-Radam G :

You've probably ate a couple pairs of balls to tho Radam , unless all the Balut is female or still has no sex haha. Who cares what it is, if its weird to you but bomb to me let it be. Different strokes for different folks
BTW, just so you will know, though. Balut would be female. All eggs in there beginning cycles -- even humans -- are females. All of life starts as female, until a certain process that determines it will be male or female. Sometimes that process is jived up and will becomes a hermaphrodite. I've known boxers who were/are hermaphrodites. In boxing, they allowed to fight as women. Also, I've learned that is the same rule for the UFC/MMA. When they have a sex organ of a dude and dudette or are going through a sex change from a complete man to woman, they considered transgender. And participate as a woman. Holla!


-brownsugar :

BTW, just so you will know, though. Balut would be female. All eggs in there beginning cycles -- even humans -- are females. All of life starts as female, until a certain process that determines it will be male or female. Sometimes that process is jived up and will becomes a hermaphrodite. I've known boxers who were/are hermaphrodites. In boxing, they allowed to fight as women. Also, I've learned that is the same rule for the UFC/MMA. When they have a sex organ of a dude and dudette or are going through a sex change from a complete man to woman, they considered transgender. And participate as a woman. Holla!
If all eggs start out as females does that mean that males are the superior life form. (any females from birth feel free to reply also) If life evolves from female to male it stands to reason that males are more complex and thus... Higher up in the hierarchy of evolution. Just saying'.....Lol.


-Radam G :

If all eggs start out as females does that mean that males are the superior life form. (any females from birth feel free to reply also) If life evolves from female to male it stands to reason that males are more complex and thus... Higher up in the hierarchy of evolution. Just saying'.....Lol.
You lost me on that one. We dudes are simple and knuckleheaded. Holla at this
->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1Kdoja3hlk. And it is like James Brown said: "It's a man's world, but it would be nothing without a women and girl."
->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Febr_t_qa9U. Just so that you will know God is a She in original, traditional Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Danggit! I'm always bursting bubbles of beliefs. But most of what people believe comes from their surrounding and just saying stuff until it becomes a dominant belief, not from studies or science. Holla!


-mortcola :

Beautiful work, Commish. You’ve shared teasers with me over the years (I would have done the same re my book, but yours is MUCH more interesting) but as it fleshes out I have more and more appreciation for what you accomplish with this project of love. You embody both the truth and living mythology of this great sport, a sport which embodies the history of the human race, in so many ways. Work like this honors it and makes it an eternal part of the human journey, not just a violent contest with a few stories attached..


-brownsugar :

You lost me on that one. We dudes are simple and knuckleheaded. Holla at this
->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1Kdoja3hlk. And it is like James Brown said: "It's a man's world, but it would be nothing without a women and girl."
->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Febr_t_qa9U. Just so that you will know God is a She in original, traditional Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Danggit! I'm always bursting bubbles of beliefs. But most of what people believe comes from their surrounding and just saying stuff until it becomes a dominant belief, not from studies or science. Holla!
I like your reply RG. Its what I expected... The girls win the mental comparison hands down.