Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Here is an enjoyable passage from the George Plimpton boxing book: "A fighter named Joe Grim, a second-rate boxer in the early part of the [twentieth] century whose forte was the ability to take punishment, would totter to the ropes at the end of a fight, whatever his state, and call out to the crowd, 'I am Joe Grim! I fear no man on earth!'" As Plimpton so rightly exclaims in commentary, "Great panache!"