Category: sports

Manny Pacquiao—Fearsome Fighter, Pop-Culture Punchline

By Will Leitch Even when their lives are often anything but, boxers are afforded an undeniable dignity. At least in our popular culture. Our admiration for boxers is as profound as our fear of them, and we treat them accordingly. … Continue reading

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michael is gold!

couldn’t believe that i had not heard / read of michael christian martinez before sochi 2014.  my bad?  and/or media’s?  whatever, that was quite a two-night high, watching this 17-year old competing with the world’s best and being dazzled by … Continue reading

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Michael Christian Martinez: The Wounded Dancer (Olympic Poetry)

THE WOUNDED DANCER By Kwame Dawes For skater Michael Christian Martinez of the Philippines We skaters arrive wounded, limping, the aches— beneath the skin you will see the terrible brutality of what we must do to our bodies.

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proud pero medyo praning

what a show.    short and sweet and stunning.   mabuhay si manny pacquiao.   sana makarami pa siya.   sana pagyamanin pa niya ang galing niya sa boksing.   sana i-test pa niya ang limits of his unique body-mind-spirit now … Continue reading

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