‘Hero’ and ‘Legend’ are used casually today. Muhammad Ali, Dr. Martin Luther King and Bill Russell are both and always will be. I can’t thank these three men enough and it has nothing to do with sports. Thank you, Champ. RIP.”


  1. Gary Ganey says:

    Amen Charles, everyone realizes how very great an individual is after they are gone. It’s such a shame. I grew up watching Ali and still am mesmerized at how graceful the big man was… Oh by the way I graduated from Leeds High School in 1969….

    Hope your golf game is doing good.

  2. David Wilde says:

    Charles, my friend –

    Like many; Muhammad Ali was one of my first idles growing up. And being a white kid who had not been exposed to the many injustices in our world, I now look back and realize that Ali was the first man that I understood, who spoke the truth, and seeded revolutionary thoughts in the minds of those of us, who were facing induction to the Vietnam war.
    Now in my 60’s; I see few outspoken and respected leaders who are as capable as you, who could make an impact in the political arena. And I would like to give you the encouragement to run for a high position as a senator or Governor.

    Feel The Bern!

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