The Lion Killing Dentist Story Prompts A Lion Tale From George Foreman

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I think the old adage “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” should be updated for this new information age.

There is NOTHING nowhere like the fury unleashed by Twitter when they are in scorn mode…

Yeah, when a bee starts ricocheting inside the bonnet of social media, the sting can be quite the hurricane of pain.

Exhibit A, the latest one…that deebag dentist who showed off his superiority by shooting a defenseless lion. You probably heard or saw this story…

Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer, fighting off a sagging spirit stemming from what, the realization that his best days were behind him?.. and his reliance on Viagra is sad and excessive?… went to Africa, to cheer himself up, have some fun with deadly weapons.

While in Zimbabwe, the Driller Killer, it looks like, pierced a 13-year-old lion named Cecil, who lived in an animal sanctuary, with a crossbow's arrow. He lived and was hunted down and shot with bullets to finish him off.

The dentist reacted to an outraged brigade of non-sociopaths, who saw photo evidence of the ghoulish toothpuller posing with his bloodied booty. He blamed local guides for what he deemed a mistake.

No small feat, this Palmer character overtaking Bill Cosby as POS of the Week…

The story reached far and wide, and provoked a reaction you might not expect in friend of boxing, living legend George Foreman (76-5 record; retired in 1997). Yesterday, he posted a pic on his Twitter.

It was him and a lion pal. “Once I had a secret love, he was bigger than me. Friends are friends…he was Lion,” the caption read.

I followed up with George, who explained his unlikely kinship: “After I came back from Africa (after fighting Muhammad Ali in Zaire, October 1974), I was lion crazy,” he said. “I finally found a baby. It was flown into San Francisco. I didn't know a thing about big cats. This one was not quite weened. I bottle fed him and kept him with me….bedroom, car, you name it. I raised him in Livermore, CA.”

Whoah…what was the response like, Big George?

“Everyone in my family thought I was crazy,” said the 66-year-old living legend, who is coming back to network TV (NBC) on a show called “Better Late Than Never,” a travelogue reality series also featuring William Shatner and Henry Winkler. “I walked him on a long chain…

“He was with me from 1975 to 1979. I saw him grow into a beast. He changed with age, and needed special attention. I loved this boy,” said the two-time world heavyweight champion and grill maven, who shoots the NBC show, for one month, in Asia, starting in a couple weeks. 

“I had to build big cages. After I started my ministry there was not time to care for him. Folks would sneak onto my ranch to get a closer look. I had a female tiger as well, I kept them together.”

Did they go to a zoo or something?

“I found a fellow in New Jersey who would take them, keep them together. It was a sad day in my life, to let them go. I'm still sad on this. His name was “Lion.” I would scream, “Hey, Lion! He loved it!”

Remember folks, it was the 70s. Ask your parents about this…lots of interesting things happened.

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-Radam G :

Nice copy. Baby Radam G recall "Big George" and his big lion criusing around Cali. How time flies. And how a person can have a long-forgotten memory roll back up in his cranium. Holla!


-Domenic :

Not a fan of this dentist. The world was better with Cecil the Lion in it. What he did wasn't even a skillful hunt.


-stormcentre :

Ditto


-brownsugar :

What a cowardly kill,.... Dentist kills a friendly "tour" lion that lost its fear of mankind years ago and has been known to eat pork and beans from a can and cornflakes... This guy is truly the king of the jungle.


-Radam G :

BTW! Didn't "Iron" Mike Tyson have some cub tigers or lions? And what is the most exotic animal did any pug have? Holla!


-amayseng :

What a cowardly kill,.... Dentist kills a friendly "tour" lion that lost its fear of mankind years ago and has been known to eat pork and beans from a can and cornflakes... This guy is truly the king of the jungle.
That guy is a POS