QUOTE (mexi-cutioner @ Mar 7 2010, 08:44 AM)
Snoop I'm not going to lie, but i'm a little taken back by your post...Manny Pacquiao TRANSCENDS THE MOTHER FUCKING SPORT OF BOXING and yes HE IS COMPARABLE TO ALI! Just because Manny Pacquiao isn't what Ali was to the AMERICANS does NOT mean he doesn't transcend the sport!!!!!!!!!! Yes Ali did do alot for his sport and DEFIED A NATION, BUT SO DOES PACQUIAO, AND THAT NATION HAPPENS TO BE THE PHILIPPINES AS WELL AS ALL OF ASIA!!! Manny Pacquiao, the same man who stands outside his home and gives money/food to the homeless in the Philippines, the same man running for a congressional seat in May and probably for the presidential election in a few years, the man is a movie star, music star, THE CRIME RATE DROPS TO ZERO WHEN HE FIGHTS AND HE IS AN IDOL TO AN IMPOVERISHED NATION OF 70 MILLION WHOS ONLY HOPE FOR SOME OF THESE PEOPLE IS TO SEE A MANNY PACQUIAO VICTORY. The guy basically has no fucking opinion?? Ali and Pacquiao are too fucking different characters and just because Pacquiao isn't the loud mouth, boastful and cocky athlete Ali is doesn't mean he's a mute either, the guy has alot of respect for the people around him that being said, PACQUIAO TRANSCENDS A NATION, IS COMPARABLE TO ALI AND MAYBE IN A FEW YEARS TIME WE CAN SAY THAT HE IS GREATER THAN ALI, MAYBE NOT IN THE RING, BUT IN HIS ABILITY TO TRANSCEND THE SPORT OF BOXING!!!
That post almost made me as mad as when Tavoris Cloud backed out of his title defence vs Glen Johnson..
And that's mexi-cutioner's angry rant for the day...
I don't admire Ali because he was a "loud mouth, boastful, and cocky athlete," I respect him because he stood up for what he believed in and gave up fame and fortune to defy a nation that was more or less invading another one. Ali was also not only for Americans. In actuality, a lot of Americans hated him, and still do to this day. But for whatever reason, the globally oppressed understood his stance and sided with him. Just look at South Africa or even Zaire during the Foreman fight. I mean even if you want to go skill for skill, I would definitely rate Ali's over Pac's, and if you wanna go for human being for human being, Ali transcended the sport because he took action APART from boxing, not because things happened as a result of him boxing.
You're right that all these TEMPORARY positives come from Pacquiao fighting, i.e. crime rates going to zero for ONE DAY (I mean, in the big picture, so fucking what?) and he gives food to the poor, (which is actually a good thing, but just kind of shortsighted). I mean honestly, how much background does Pacquiao have in politics? Like, why is it a good thing he's running for president? For instance, Michael Jordan is probably the greatest ball player to ever live, that doesn't mean I want him running our country. Just because he's famous doesn't mean he's politically competent. I mean look at Arnold Schwarzenegger for christssake.
I mean technically he "transcends the sport" by participating as a b-rate movie star and a HORRIBLE singer, but usually the connotation to the phrase "transcend the sport" refers to doing something great for the world. I wouldn't call his "skills" outside the ring as good for any living thing on this world, let alone "great".