Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Yo, Adrian...Rocky's back at 60

Sylvester Stallone annouced that he is returning to fight again as Rocky, next year in "Rocky Balboa." Yo, what's up with that? "'Rocky Balboa' is about everybody who feels they want to participate in the race of life, rather than be a bystander," Stallone said in the New York Daily News. "You're never too old to climb a mountain, if that's your desire." As someone whose life list includes making it to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite before I turn 50, I understand Sly. But is America ready for Rocky, at 60, fighting again? And, if we are going to bring back a sports hero, how about Roy Hobbs, the best there ever was. Robert Redford was 47 or so when he played Hobbs, supposedly about 35, in The Natural. We could bring Hobbs back for some lightning swings, now in his 50s, played by Redford, who is almost 70. Now THAT would be inspiring. (PS: If Rocky yells for Adrian in the new movie, he'll have to yell loudly. She's dead, in the story, making Rocky a widow.)

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