Thursday, December 26, 2013
Fighting Fair & Fighting Square
December XXVIth, MMXIII
Hon. Jeff Johnson, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O
The theatrical film "Grudge Match" with Double Academy Award (TM) Winner Sylvester Stallone & Double Academy Award (TM) Winner Robert De Niro playing two retired boxers who fight one another after three decades in retirement was great. It was released Christmas Day & since its a film about boxing, its appropriate II talk II students about it on Boxing Day. The premise is that the two fighters retired & so never got to fight a IIIrd boxing match, with both of them having lost one of the previous II bouts, so this IIIrd match would be the tiebreaker II prove who was the winner.
The catch is that both boxers are now senior citizens. De Niro's character runs a bar & a car dealership while Stallone's character is a steel mill worker at a Pittsburgh plant. The idea is that after III decades is that they have to learn how to box all over again by being trained, or "schooled" if you will. The idea is that they want to fight each other one last time & fight "at their best." Of course they are senior citizens so can never be in as good shape as when they were younger, so they have to fight with "the best they've got." Students interested in boxing & student athleticism will enjoy this film tremendously!
Jake LaMotta Versus Rocky Balboa,