Oy Vay are you going to hear it today… Hello RSR readers. I have been gone for a little while for some much needed R/R with my beloved bagel breaker Sadie. My batteries are recharged and expect lots more from me in the upcoming weeks. Bradley, get your Publisher/Editing hat out, I am going to be putting you to work over there in Oklahoma boychick. Let’s get right into it…
Keith Thurman… I was not sold on this young man, but knew he was skilled. Well, this past Saturday, what a war he staged with tough Shawn Porter. I had him winning the fight, but very close. I would love a rematch and also, agree, Danny Garcia needs to fight him.
Yaqui Lopez… Was he ever in a bad fight? My collection has many of his wars and I can watch them anytime.
Sanctioning Bodies… Bradley, I am taking a word out of your lexicon… FUGGEDABOUTIT! They are all crap today.
Ray Liotta… Love this guy and wish he did more movies. Here are my top five movies by him.
4. Something Wild
3. Dominick and Eugene
2. Field of Dreams
My Pal Al (“Bad” Brad’s Father)… This Saturday, July 2nd, marks the 18th anniversary Al left us and there is not a day I don’t think of him. Bradley has done a wonderful job of keeping his memory alive. I don’t want this to be a somber part of my column because Al left his mark on this world and in the final analysis, that is worth more than any amount of money.
Al story… In 1977, a funny hockey movie came out named Slapshot starring Paul Newman. Well, Al loved movies and we went many times. This time, he also took Bradley with us. The movie was rated R. If there were nude scenes, Al would always cup his hands over Bradley’s eyes which was always funny even back then to see. As we were standing at the concession stand, the manager came over to Al and was a Holy Roller. He said, “Sir do you realize there are curse words in this movie?” Without missing a beat, Al replied, “Pal, let me tell you something, there is not a Fucking word in this movie I’ve not called him already (Bradley)… Holy Roller steamed off and once again, Al gave me one of the funniest memories that to this day, I remember. I miss and love you Al. I’ll be talking to Bradley this Saturday, as we always do on your anniversary and trading more stories with him. Sleep well champ until we meet again. I can’t wait…
The Chutzpah Award… The Chutzpah Award goes to Debbie Edwards. Why I didn’t give it to you before sweetheart I don’t know. I watch all of The “Bad” Brad Berkwitt Shows on the RSR YouTube Channel and the banter between you and Bradley has Sadie and I crying. The love and loyalty you have for our beloved Bradley, is greatly appreciated and his father would have loved you to pieces. Bradley told me “Quick” Tillis’ wife Vanessa, nicknamed you guys “Burns and Allen”. She was spot on. Keep up the great work and see you soon on your trip to Florida with Bradley. Hugs and Kisses…