Oy Vay are you going to hear it today… It’s a beautiful 87 degrees here on Miami Beach and as I bang out my column, Sadie is in the card room with her yenta friends playing poker. You should hear them. This is the typical conversation between these old broads.
Sadie: So Gertrude, are you still having that old guy chasing you around Bal Harbor as you shop?
Gertrude: At my age Sadie, anyone or anything that chases me, can have me. Everything has fallen and like the rest of me, it can’t get up! Yes, this was an actual conversation! And by the way, Gertrude is 87.
So much to talk about, so let’s get to RSR readers…
Tyson Fury… His mouth which I actually crack up on reminds me of the late Morton Downey, JR. Watch him on YouTube sometime. I think Fury beats Klitschko again and this time, much easier.
Gennady “GGG” Golovkin’s management… You owe me money because it’s quite obvious with your recent attacks on Floyd Mayweather, JR. and Canelo Alvarez, you are diehard readers of my column “Packy’s World” since I gave you this advice weeks ago to step it up.
Billy Conn… I miss this warrior. When Conn fought, win or lose, he gave you everything in that ring!
Charlton Heston… They don’t make them like Chuck anymore. Here are my top five Heston movies.
5. Planet of The Apes
4. Soylent Green
3. Omega Man
2. Touch of Evil
1. Will Penny
My Pal Al (“Bad” Brad’s Father)… Al was a huge proponent of the best fighting the best in boxing. He knew so many legends who loved him and if he were alive today, he would be on Bradley’s show with a segment calling out all these Champions who don’t fight each other. It would be hilarious; you can bet your bippie on that one!
The Chutzpah Award… The Chutzpah Award Posthumously Goes to Prince. What is an old Jew doing liking Prince? Let me tell you this. Music bridges all ages. I read the tributes on NewzBreaker by Dave Siderski and Elder Hugh Tarrer which I really enjoyed. I also watched the tribute on Bradley’s show. I know Bradley loved his music and respected him as a musician. In fact, I remember when Bradley was a kid, I always heard Prince playing at his house when I would visit him and Al. I actually sat down and listened to the music and he was doing something that was very creative. From there, I followed him over the years. With his unexpected death recently, the music world has truly lost an individual performer that it will never see the likes of again.
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