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70 results for ''Mean' Mike Duffau'

Resurrecting The Champ

By 'Mean' Mike Duffau, published on Apr 3, 2008

You may have thought this was a movie review, it's not. I'll leave that to DLFERGUSON. I haven't seen this movie yet, and I will eventually. You'll be surprise to know that I did audition for the part of 'McCracken' and I was beat out by Jesse Lipscombe for the role. Enough about that... This is the story of Adolph Pruitt.

I see Adolph every single day at the gym. To the ordinary man he's just another person sitting next to you on the bus. You may think nothing of it. Let me tell you! This man is a part of boxing history and most people that come to the gym don't even know anything... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, movie, fashion, mexico

Jimmy Doyle

By 'Mean' Mike Duffau, published on Mar 16, 2008

James Delaney, born on August 1, 1924 fought under the name of Jimmy Doyle. He made his professional debut in May 6, 1941 at age 17 at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles. He also fought many times at the Hollywood Legion Stadium where local boxers of the day used to fight. The stadium was closed in 1959. Doyle used to train at Main Street Gym also in Los Angeles and also gone like the Legion.

Like myself Jimmy Doyle was of french ancestry. He was a classy fighter and was attracted by fight fans of his old-fashioned stand up stance which made him look like a throwback of the bare-knuckle... (more)

Tags: myspace, boxing, jimmy doyle, james delaney, olympic auditorium, main street gym los angeles, fighter, boxer, the ring magazine, middleweight, sugar ray, jimmy doyle death, first death in championship boxing fight

Let There Be Bon

By 'Mean' Mike Duffau, published on Feb 29, 2008

AC/DC was formed in November of 1973. (the same year as my birth.) That is what I have in connection with my favorite Rock and Roll band. The band got it's name from the back of a sewing machine that was owned by Margaret. She is the elder sister of Malcolm and Angus Young. She suggested to name the band AC/DC. The rest is history...

To tell you more about this group is Susan Masino. She wrote a book called "Let There Be Rock", and it deals with her experiences with AC/DC. She was in for a huge surprise and as a result a friendship was born. Till this day she remains close with one... (more)

Tags: australia, myspace, music

Top Dog

By 'Mean' Mike Duffau, published on Feb 17, 2008

As I said before in a couple of articles ago that I took up on Rob Schnieder's advice to write a script. So I've been concentrating on writing screenplays for several years now. When I wrote my short film called 'The Face Of America' it wasn't really in script format, it was basically an outline and most was improvised during filming. Much like how Buster Keaton used to make comedy shorts back in the 1920's. He never used or seen a script until he got to MGM. So 'The Face Of America' outline doesn't cut it for a screenplay.

I wrote a short film called 'Don't Call Me, I'll Call You' which... (more)

Tags: movie, hollywood, ben stiller, writing movies

February 14, 1951

By 'Mean' Mike Duffau, published on Feb 16, 2008

Well, I don't think it's too late to give you all a Valentines treat even though I hear a lot of people saying that Valentine's Day is no big deal anymore. I guess times are changing. This is not about giving you all a Happy Valentine's Day wish, or any of that jazz. I'm gong to give you a piece of sporting history that happened on a particular Valentine's Day back in 1951.

This is a big day in boxing history. Two champions enter the ring. (This is also the very first time when two champions in different weight classes for the middleweight title. Sugar Ray Robinson,... (more)

Tags: jazz, california, valentine's day

A Tip From Hilary Duff

By 'Mean' Mike Duffau, published on Feb 14, 2008

I've came across several celebrities in my life by way of working at prestigious hotels and as a valet in several hi-rise condos of the Wilshire Corridor. I've been working off/on in these kind of environments since the year 2000. It's nothing to brag about but my run ins with celebrities are always an interest to the star-struck folks out there. To me, it isn't a big deal. They're not what they seem in person as they appear in the movies or television. Its not that they look thin or fat in person, its just that they look like any 'joe' off the street. In my life time I've been star struck... (more)

Tags: new york, manhattan, football, hockey, nba, movie, restaurant, marina del rey

Anger Management

By 'Mean' Mike Duffau, published on Jan 31, 2008

Anything dealing with the brain that triggers the anger emotion is science to me. It's a known fact according to doctors that your heart rate goes up and so does the blood pressure. It could lead to a heart attack at any age or race. I've heard of this situation where this one fella who I used to know past out for boiling up so much. He was an ex-marine, but I don't know if that had anything to do with it. It's also instinctive to use your anger when your're in a threat. It's a natural response, but mismanaged anger will result in someone being hurt.

On the other hand, we can't physically... (more)

Tags: tolerance, boxing, anger management, gym, breathing, relax, anger

What Are You Looking At?

By 'Mean' Mike Duffau, published on Jan 12, 2008

Who hasn't been stuck on the 405 freeway when one may think it's rush hour traffic, but it turns out to be an accident. Now I don't wish that upon anybody, but I'm talking about those on the opposite direction slowing down just to get a glimps of the wreckage. This is known as rubber-necking, or whatever word you have for it. A freeway incident is not a side-show attraction. It's just going to cause another accident and everybody in traffic would be sh_t up a creek. It's obvious that it's an accident, just move forward without staring. Whats to look at? It's the same song and dance! MOVE!...simple.

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Tags: new york, movie, traffic

Oh, You're So Smart!

By 'Mean' Mike Duffau, published on Jan 7, 2008

There's this one chump I work with who really believes he's so intelligent. He says that he knows six languages, and he knows all sorts of theories to solve any problems for the United States and on and on he rambles. I challenged him and asked to hear some of his six languages. His response was that it wouldn't make a difference cause I wouldn't know it if I heard it. Solomon, are you calling me stupid? He didn't say anything after that.

Once in a while smart-ass Solomon would always comment that my brain is small and he thinks superior over me. I always get him when I say to him...... (more)

Tags: global warming

A Merry Christmas From The Champ

By 'Mean' Mike Duffau, published on Dec 26, 2007

I gave myself a Christmas present by calling my childhood hero, Jake LaMotta to see how he's doing. I took an advice from Ed to keep calling the champ every now and then just to keep tabs on him. Jake at his age forgets who I am and I have to kind of refresh his memory. It doesn't bother me none because like I said before in my other LaMotta article... We hardly ever get those chances to talk to our childhood heroes. I bet you're wondering why in the hell would you have a guy like Jake LaMotta as a hero? Well, to tell you the truth I find alot of the behavior issues similar as myself. When I... (more)

Tags: movie, restaurant

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