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Rocky Marciano the Buick salesman

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  1. Noveltymortar Brown Belt

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    Maybe nobody will care, but I got a kick out of this. Rocky Marciano showing up in a brochure for Buick in 1967:
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  2. Hagler Man of wealth and taste Platinum Member

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    On a side note I’ve just read Unbeaten, Mike Stanton’s recent biography of Marciano. Interesting book, especially his connections with mobsters (Stanton is a journalist who investigated a bunch of corruption cases).
     
  3. mozfonky We oughta be fightin' a bottle of Geritol.

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    Is that the one that had mugshots of rock.
     
  4. Hagler Man of wealth and taste Platinum Member

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    It is. He was judged in a court martial back when he was in Wales en 1944. It prevented him from being part of the D Day and what happened afterwards. The case was about theft and violence over two British soldiers he was partying with along with a buddy. To defend himself Rocky pretended the guys were gay and tried to seduce them, which wasn't backed by any kind of evidence. As a result he had to remain in the army longer than expected to get an honorable discharge.

    Maybe we'd have never heard about Marciano if it weren't for this misdemeanor.
     
  5. mozfonky We oughta be fightin' a bottle of Geritol.

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    I thought it was crazy how we never heard of it.
     
  6. Fluffernutter Gold Belt

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    Too bad that if you wanted to buy the buick, you had to pay it in cash.
     
  7. BluntTrauma21 Broner Brodie / Pulev Posse

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    Should've done a plane commercial.

    Ouch that hurt typing.

    Too soon?

    Sorry.
     
  8. HandNoise Brown Belt

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    Geez 160hp for all that body, id feel like im in a damm boat.
     
  9. mozfonky We oughta be fightin' a bottle of Geritol.

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    i would also check under it for any foreign objects.
     

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