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By Dan Rodricks | December 17, 1999
EVERY once in a while, I get amazed. Gerry Evans, the millionaire lobbyist, amazes me. Here's a guy who can probably walk into a Mercedes dealer in the next hour and buy a brand-new car off the showroom floor. I'll bet there's a constant supply of Godiva Chocolates in a dish in his office. I'll bet he uses $5 cigars to light up $8 cigars. He can probably get courtside seats for any Terps game. He makes plenty of money as a white-collar action hero in Annapolis; at $1 million last year, he was the highest-paid lobbyist in the state.
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By Dan Rodricks | December 17, 1999
EVERY once in a while, I get amazed. Gerry Evans, the millionaire lobbyist, amazes me. Here's a guy who can probably walk into a Mercedes dealer in the next hour and buy a brand-new car off the showroom floor. I'll bet there's a constant supply of Godiva Chocolates in a dish in his office. I'll bet he uses $5 cigars to light up $8 cigars. He can probably get courtside seats for any Terps game. He makes plenty of money as a white-collar action hero in Annapolis; at $1 million last year, he was the highest-paid lobbyist in the state.
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SPORTS
March 26, 1992
George Foreman may be going to Washington in his campaign to become heavyweight champion of the world, although it wouldn't hurt any run for the presidency of the United States.Big George -- and even in Washington his stature would make him the Biggest George -- has been invited to RFK Stadium to fight Riddick Bowe in July, the New York Daily News reported."It could be a bigger fight than Evander Holyfield and Larry Holmes," Bowe's manager, Rock Newman, said yesterday at a news conference at Sports on Broadway to announce Bobby Czyz' WBA cruiserweight defense against Donny Lalonde on May 8 in Las Vegas.
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By PHIL JACKMAN | November 7, 1994
There probably have been bigger upset weekends than the one we just went through, but certainly none leap to mind.I mean, George Foreman, or "King Con" as his commentator buddy Larry Merchant referred to him during HBO's pre-fight hype, winning a heavyweight championship from Michael Moorer with two pulverizing right hands late in the fight. And, oh yeah, Big George is 45 years old.Just as improbable, but on a local and minor scale, is the Washington Bullets winning their first two games on back-to-back evenings, one on the road, against very good teams, the Orlando Magic and Chicago Bulls.
SPORTS
By Phil Jackman | April 13, 1992
George Foreman is no dope, a condition it's safe to say puts him in the minority in the fight game. That's why George will take another look at what happened in a Las Vegas ring Saturday night and decide to ride off into the sunset.If he doesn't, he certainly should.It was painful to watch, Big George being given every opportunity to make a short night of it as Alex Stewart set up shop directly in front of Foreman's biggest bombs.After being dropped twice in the second round, however, Stewart decided to join in the fisticuffs and it was only by the slimmest of margins (one point from two judges)
SPORTS
By Phil Jackman | April 22, 1991
It was a glorious night of boxing. Forgotten is the last timethose two words were linked in the same sentence."From what I gather," said George Foreman, wryly, "it was very exciting."That's putting it mildly. Not since the heyday of Muhammad Ali had the fight game's showcase division seen such exhilaration, interest and good will.Sure, it started out as a curiosity, this seeming lummox of a man, Foreman, pretending that time had somehow missed playing its tricks on him.However, just 10 minutes into his brawl with heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield the other night in Atlantic City's Convention Hall, all the senior citizen and fat jokes were suspended.
SPORTS
By PHIL JACKMAN | November 7, 1994
There probably have been bigger upset weekends than the one we just went through, but certainly none leap to mind.I mean, George Foreman, or "King Con" as his commentator buddy Larry Merchant referred to him during HBO's pre-fight hype, winning a heavyweight championship from Michael Moorer with two pulverizing right hands late in the fight. And, oh yeah, Big George is 45 years old.Just as improbable, but on a local and minor scale, is the Washington Bullets winning their first two games on back-to-back evenings, one on the road, against very good teams, the Orlando Magic and Chicago Bulls.
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By Michael Katz and Michael Katz,New York Daily News | April 25, 1991
NEW YORK -- Evander Holyfield gave George Foreman something to chew on yesterday, saying he "would love to see George retire.""George won over everyone," the heavyweight champion said yesterday. "He got a moral victory. Why go through the strain of trying to get there again? Your last impression on the people was that fight. It should end there."Agreeing with Holyfield was Foreman's promoter, Bob Arum, who said the 42-year-old challenger had asked him to "explore what's out there for him, fighting or not fighting."
SPORTS
By JOHN EISENBERG | February 9, 1991
WASHINGTON -- In between the videos and flags and ice sculptures and bad jokes and map-of-the-world balloons and sick kids and ex-champions and hangers-on and gospel and flacks and self-flagellating speeches from everyone who ever uttered the word "boxing," George Foreman and Evander Holyfield assumed the usual stances yesterday.Holyfield was the young, clean champion of all that is good. Foreman was the fat, old man. Those are the roles they have affected during the semi-cartoon hype-a-thon they have undertaken in advance of their upcoming championship fight.
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By KEN ROSENTHAL | April 9, 1993
WASHINGTON -- George Foreman says this is his last fight. If you believe that, there's a piece of land he'd like to sell you, provided he doesn't use it to construct a new national headquarters for Jenny Craig.Big George, retire?Can't happen.As evidence, we present the minutes from a news conference yesterday, in which Foreman promoted his June 7 heavyweight bout against Tommy Morrison with a fervor no televangelist could match.Why, Big George worked himself into a frenzy -- not about Morrison, who is best known for his star turn in "Rocky V," but the possibility of fans waiting too long to order the fight on pay-per-view.
SPORTS
By Phil Jackman | April 13, 1992
George Foreman is no dope, a condition it's safe to say puts him in the minority in the fight game. That's why George will take another look at what happened in a Las Vegas ring Saturday night and decide to ride off into the sunset.If he doesn't, he certainly should.It was painful to watch, Big George being given every opportunity to make a short night of it as Alex Stewart set up shop directly in front of Foreman's biggest bombs.After being dropped twice in the second round, however, Stewart decided to join in the fisticuffs and it was only by the slimmest of margins (one point from two judges)
SPORTS
March 26, 1992
George Foreman may be going to Washington in his campaign to become heavyweight champion of the world, although it wouldn't hurt any run for the presidency of the United States.Big George -- and even in Washington his stature would make him the Biggest George -- has been invited to RFK Stadium to fight Riddick Bowe in July, the New York Daily News reported."It could be a bigger fight than Evander Holyfield and Larry Holmes," Bowe's manager, Rock Newman, said yesterday at a news conference at Sports on Broadway to announce Bobby Czyz' WBA cruiserweight defense against Donny Lalonde on May 8 in Las Vegas.
SPORTS
By Phil Jackman | April 22, 1991
It was a glorious night of boxing. Forgotten is the last timethose two words were linked in the same sentence."From what I gather," said George Foreman, wryly, "it was very exciting."That's putting it mildly. Not since the heyday of Muhammad Ali had the fight game's showcase division seen such exhilaration, interest and good will.Sure, it started out as a curiosity, this seeming lummox of a man, Foreman, pretending that time had somehow missed playing its tricks on him.However, just 10 minutes into his brawl with heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield the other night in Atlantic City's Convention Hall, all the senior citizen and fat jokes were suspended.
SPORTS
By Phil Jackman and Phil Jackman,Evening Sun Staff | April 19, 1991
OH YEAH, THE other guy . . . name's Evander Holyfield.Nice guy. Quiet, hard-working, respectful, salt-of-the-earth type. Most important, though, it will be his undisputed heavyweight championship BIG George Foreman will be after in Convention Hall tonight (approximately 11 p.m.)."It's the story of my life," says the champ of his seeming supporting role in the pay-per-view "Battle of the Ages" show. "Even when I was at home as a kid, being one of the youngest, I was the last one to get something," Holyfield says.
SPORTS
By Phil Jackman | April 18, 1991
ATLANTIC CITY -- The only time George Foreman doesn't talk about food is when he's eating. Then, he launches into a series of age quips as the eyes of those assigned to listen glaze over.It's a fairly interesting spiel Big George brought back to the fight game four years ago, but it has long since worn out.Still, old habits die hard. "I got the heart of a guy in his 20s," he says. "When other fighters were getting hit, I was resting and eating." (Rim shot.)If one waits long enough, however, Foreman will slip and allow a little boxing to creep into his monologue.
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