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Thursday, June 23, 2011

It’s not bragging, if you can back it up…and this Old Guy can definitely back it up

January 17th, we will celebrate the birthday an incredible Old Guy.  His name is synonomous with the most famous fights that have ever been fought…the Thrilla in Manilla, The Rumble in the Jungle, and The Fight of the Century.  Muhammad Ali retired from his famed boxing career nearly 30 years ago. 
His career consisted of 56 Wins (37 knockouts, 19 decisions), 5 Losses (4 decisions, 1 TKO), 0 Draws.  He stood toe-to-toe and blow-to-blow with the greatest heavyweight boxers of his era, which is referred to as the Golden Age of Boxing.  He was crowned the heavyweight champion of the world three times.  He was the source of some great boxing moves like the “rope-a-dope” and the fastest footwork ever seen.  His career was incredible…but for Ali, that was just the beginning.
Since his retirement, Ali has proven he wasn’t just a champ in the ring; he continues to be a champion out of the ring.  He has made goodwill missions to many war-torn areas in the world, has become the champion of many worthy causes, including: delivering providing meals to the hungry, delivering food and medical supplies to many nations, regularly visiting soup kitchens and hospitals, contributing to several non-profits, contributing to Parkinsons research, advocating for legislation to protect children and also boxing reform legislation.
Even at 69 years old, Ali is still a heavy hitter.  He is being a champion for those who need him.  He has been impacted by Parkinson’s Disease since 1984, but even that hasn’t stopped him.  As he once said, “It’s not bragging if you can back it up.”  These days he doesn’t have to brag because we are happy to do it for him.  We are proud to feature Muhammad Ali on several items.  
A portion of the proceeds from the Old Guys Rule apparel featuring Muhammad Ali goes to the Muhammad Ali Center, whose mission is to preserve and share the legacy and ideals of Muhammad Ali, to promote respect, hope, and understanding, and to inspire adults and children everywhere to be as great as they can be. 
We look forward to celebrating his 70th Birthday in 2012.  Until then, we’d like to share this video from Muhammad Ali Enterprises.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Men Of A Certain Age = Aged to Perfection

A customer recently shared this post from Parade Magazine with us. It is an interview with the three actors in the TNT drama "Men of a Certain Age." We’ve caught the show a couple of times and can definitely relate to the characters in the show, but based on the article we can relate to real men behind those characters even more.

When asked about how he felt about the passing of the years, 48 year old Andre Braugher responded, “Time only flows in one direction, as far as we know. You have to go with it, because these are the only times we've got. These are the good times. No, I do not look as good as I did at 26, but guess what? I'm not 26.“ Who couldn’t appreciate that? We certainly do; we’ve earned every wrinkle, every gray hair and we’re proud of it. We’ve lived and it shows. There is no shame in that. We are “Aged to Perfection” and we like it.

Our favorite part of the interview is the question, “ What’s the best part about this stage in life?” It made us think. For us the best part is when we can do what we love, whether it is spending time with friends or family, riding our bikes down the open road, surfing a wave…What do you think? What’s the best part for you?