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Old 09-10-2012, 06:29 PM   #1
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Here's a great article on Rocky Marciano.

One of the best I've seen.


Here are a few things I learned from it.

*Rocky was offered $2 million to fight Ali in the '60s. He turned it down.

*He was offered a substantial sum of money to throw the fight with Don ****ell, in which he was a 10-1 favorite.
He went into a rage at the Mob representative who made the offer.

*Marciano never did business with the Mob, but he hung around them quite a bit after he retired. He was a particular friend of Vito Genevese.



Rocky's stinginess was legendary and bordered on nuttiness.

*He carried slugs and trip wires around with him to use on pay phones.

*He ate in restaurants a lot, but he never paid. If it wasn't complimentary or someone else wasn't buying, he wouldn't eat there. The same with staying at hotels.


*One trick he pulled often: if he was scheduled to speak at an event (always paid, of course), he would arrive at the airport wearing shorts and a t-shirt. He would claim something had happened to his baggage, and the event people would have to buy him clothes.


*He insisted on being paid in cash and would stash it in curtain rods, toilets, light fixtures etc.
It was estimated that when he died, he had $2 million hidden across the country that was never found.

* There is a lot about his womanizing. There was a lot of it. I'll let you read it.




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Old 09-10-2012, 06:56 PM   #2
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Isn't someone supposed to chime in "pure class" about now?
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:50 PM   #3
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Pure class...
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:58 PM   #4
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Great Article. Orgies? Vibrators? I bet Rocky was an animal in the bedroom like he was in the ring...non stop motorboat LOL


Bruce Trampler is a complete moron
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:59 PM   #5
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Isn't someone supposed to chime in "pure class" about now?
If you lived in the 1960s and Rocky invited you to participate in one of his orgies with hott brazilian sluts, what would you say?
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:01 AM   #6
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If you lived in the 1960s and Rocky invited you to participate in one of his orgies with hott brazilian sluts, what would you say?
Should I bring dip?
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:25 AM   #7
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Hauser is basically just repeatedly quoting from Sullivan's book about Rocky here. I didn't read far but the article just seems tacky.
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:29 AM   #8
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some of those things don't add up... lot of bs in there
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:57 AM   #9
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I might ring Hauser and tell him Marciano once threw a kitten at my grandfather, it'll turn up in one of his articles.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:16 AM   #10
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A character assasination article about a great fighter who's no longer around to defend himself against these allegations - why can't the guy be left to rest in peace? Disgraceful.

Look at it another way; as Sinatra once said - "any 2 bit hooker can say anything about anybody".
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:51 PM   #11
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There was an article like this in SI a while back...
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:43 AM   #12
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Class act
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