My son Simon Meiners discovered a fascinating coincidence from March 6, 1964. Two men who would become the most recognizable figures in the world both made life changing decisions that would forever impact their separate legacies. As the millennial kids perpetually run from their whiteness, surely it's OK to point out that Col. Sanders (in this context) is the original snowflake.
EXCLUSIVE: Home video of Cassius Clay and his family from the early 60s shows soon-to-be Muhammad Ali at the new Clay home in Louisville's Newburg neighborhood, the champ thwarting his mother's attempt to put a crown on his head, playful banter in Miami and Lewiston, Maine prior to both of the Sonny Liston fights. The videos were provided by the family of Muhammad Ali's first attorney, the late Henry Sadlo Sr. The image below shows a rare dual autograph as both Muhammad Ali and Cassius Clay, signed to Mr. Sadlo in 1994. The inscription reads "We both fooled Cosell." BONUS VIDEO: Ali in 1968, advocating segregation, awaiting prison, $280,000 in debt, severing ties with his Louisville syndicate, shocked by a
Cassius Clay - "The Louisville Lip" - Muhammad Ali was once an animated quote machine. Muhammad Ali is being honored again this week by Sports Illustrated, which submitted interview questions via email. Lonnie Ali says the responses are his. Ali's 39th Sports Illustrated cover is second only to Michael Jordan's 50 SI covers. The SI story by Tim Layden chronicles Ali's challenges of being lifted, poked, and moved as a photo prop by adoring fans just wanting their moment with The Champ. Age affects all of us but Ali's Parkinson's disease has robbed him of his ability to communicate, engage, and focus. Why is he still paraded in front of the public when he appears to be completely detached from his surroundings?