DavisMiller3
Davis Miller
DavisMiller3
Nov 10 2013
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I remember when The Champ appeared as a special guest at the Logies (TV entertainment awards) here in Australia in 1979 (

Sep 11 2013
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I met Ali in the summer of 97 at the boxing hall of fame in Cannasota. I am lucky enough to be a family friend of the Brophy's and got to spend the day around him. It was a mix of Santa Claus, the Beatles, a Revivalist preacher and your favorite uncle. I got the autographs and picture but will always treasure the Read more

Jul 23 2013
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Mr. Miller —

I have no idea if you'll ever get this note, but I hope somehow it makes it through. I write simply to congratulate you on a terrific book. At long last, I finished Tao this weekend — and I loved it. It's fantastic. Lyn sounds like a terrific partner; your father sounds like a great man; and I hope, Read more

Jul 9 2013
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Hi, Jen. Great to hear from you. I hope that "Approaching Ali" will receive its Canadian premier within a couple of years. Maybe I'll soon have new pages for you to read; I'm working on a book with the same title as the opera. And it's almost ready for publication. Read more

Jul 2 2013
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What a fantastic piece. I finally found some time to read this and as an aspiring sports journalist it's pieces like this that make me want to keep writing. I'll definitely bookmark this story to keep reading. Great work Mr. Miller.

Jun 30 2013
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Davis, I was thinking about you the other day, when I went through my books and came across the Tao of Bruce Lee and the Tao of Muhammad Ali. I have fond memories of our online Bruce Lee discussions, writing discussions, Chunky Monkey ice cream and the like...how long has it been? Fifteen years or so? I'm thrilled to Read more

Jun 12 2013
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I've actually heard this story before. How awesome a moment. I had head that he did most of this without saying so much as a word until the very end. Read more

Jun 11 2013
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I met Muhammad Ali at the airport in Pittsburgh. I was probably about 6 years old, so that would have been about 1972. He was traveling with his young daughter, I believe. My dad recognized him, and said we should ask him for his autograph. As I recall, there were no fans, no throngs, just him and his daughter. Read more

Jun 11 2013
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It was late Fall 1980. I was a student at Cal Poly University, and a member of the Cal Poly football team. We were at LAX waiting for a plane, on our way to Albuquerque to play Eastern Illinois for the Division II National Championship. We had some free time before the flight so a teammate and I went for a walk. We'd Read more

Jun 11 2013
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Many thanks, Mr. Miller! So kind of you to write. And so good to hear that the Champ was as charming and magnanimous with your family as he was with you. "Uncle Ali" — lucky kids!

A question, if you have the time: What would you recommend as far as books about Ali? I've read a bit, but I'd love to hear what you'd Read more

Jun 11 2013
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Sparkle, hi. He was (and is) remarkable. He accepted my children as easily as he had me. All these years later, and after dozens of times hanging out with him, my kids call him "Uncle Ali."

Jun 10 2013
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I work as a sports writer and one time Muhammad Ali sent me a personal letter. I stashed it in the kitchen drawer because my wife was always nagging me about leaving stuff around. Well as luck would have it, she decided to clean out that drawer, she threw my letter in the garbage, stomped it down with her foot, and Read more

Jun 10 2013
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"'I know why this has happened,' Ali said. 'God is showing me, and showing you'—he pointed his shaking index finger at me and widened his eyes—'that I'm just a man, just like everybody else.'" Read more

Jun 9 2013
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I grew up in Lu-a-vul, and graduated high school in 1989. I remember your piece from the Courier Journal. Growing up in his hometown, I was always a huge Ali fan, even though most of his biggest fights happened when I was too young to know what I was watching. I will never forget waking up on February 16, 1978 and Read more