At this rate, 2016 is not going to leave us with anyone. Breaking word is that Muhammed Ali has passed away. He was one of the greatest boxers of all time. And his stance against the Vietnam War made him one of the most controversial figures of his time. But by the ’96 games, that was forgotten. I knew people who openly wept when he lit the torch at the games, shaking from Parkinson’s.
My mom is a nurse and tended to him several times when he was at Emory. She described him as a charming and good man with a great sense of humor. We won’t see his like again. RIP