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Tuesday, March 11, 2008



He gets the title shot and what do I get? A one-way ticket to Palooka-ville! I coluda had class. I coluda been a contender. I coluda been somebody, instead of foulmouthed, phoney, meaney, riding-on-the-coatails carpetbagger, which is what I am, let's face it. It was you, Bill, it was you.

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