Boxing--#16 on Sports Illustrated's Best Sports Songs List

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Boxing--#16 on Sports Illustrated's Best Sports Songs List
« on: July 14, 2011, 01:05:25 PM »
In the current double issue of SI, there is an article listing the 25 top sports songs .

BFF's "Boxing" weighs in at Number 16 with the following commentary:

A different look at Muhammad Ali, from later in his life. This is a poignant imagined conversation between the Champ and Howard Cosell as Ali's career is winding down: "My intention's become/Not to lose what I've won/Ambition has given way to desperation." "Boxing might have been a strange subject for a romantic waltz," says Folds. "But when something that's not normal gives me a chill while I'm writing it, even now, I don't question itI'm thankful."

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