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Post  Doc Watson on Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:02 pm

Dylan plays at the Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday night and while he will not be thinking about tennis there have been boxing matches there. Dylan's association wiuth boxing goes back to 1963 when he wrote "Who Killed Davey Moore. In 1964 he inserted Cassius Clay into "I Shall Be Free No 10 & 11.
Years later he posed for a picture with the by them Muhammad Ali at a fund raiser for Rubin Carter who was imortalised in "Hurricane"
He also chose a boxing annecdote to begin "Chronicles Vol 1 where he recalls meeting Jack Dempsey a former world heavy weight champion.
In 2002 Los Angeles Magazine claimed he owned his own boxing gym in Santa Monica, although it was claimed the paper work was held in his manager's name to keep the Dylanologists away.
He told Der Spiegel in 1997 that his golf handicap was 17 even though he hit as if it were a baseball bat.
According to ESPN Golf, "Golf Digest " placed him at number 63 on its list of top 100 musican golfers with an asterisk and a note imploring "if you've seen him play lately , call us ".

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Post  precinct14 on Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:17 am

He used to spar with Gina Gershon, in an LA gym. She went easy on him. He loves the fights. Jack Dempsey's on page 1 of Chronicles. Saw him on TV, in the customary shades, front row at a Sugar Ray fight, back in the late 80's.

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Post  Lee Van Queef on Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:24 pm

Quentin Tarantino's comments after sparring with Dylan:

"He wanted to play hard... (and) he nailed me with a really good one (punch). We were sparring together, and he got one in there when I wasn't paying attention. I think it was a right jab. I let my guard down for a minute, and he just thumped it in... It was a good punch."

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:48 am

As we are all big sports fans here, we are keenly interested in Bob's favorite sports teams. What a Face

Bob is, of course, a dyed in the wool VIKINGS fan, and always has been. I have it on good authority (I know those Vikings girls from Hibbing) that Bob's favorite Vikings are Thorstein Eiriksson, brother of Leiv Eiriksson, Bjarni Bragason, Jónas Hallgrímsson and Bjarni Thorarensen. He also likes Torarinn Halldorsson and Thorstein Ingolvsson of the Iceland team.  He used to admire Thorstein the Red, but he now plays for Scotland. Mad

I probably shouldn't say this, but Bob at one time had the hots for Rannveig Olvirsdottir, who was in that Youtube video where her boyfriend Thorstein Ulfsson punched her in the elevator.

btw, former Viking star Thorstein Codbiter has a son named Bork the Thick, whose performce to date suggests he could have a bright future. Smile


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Post  Doc Watson on Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:59 am

In Australia he supports the Carlton Football Club

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:57 pm

In the seventies and eighties, Bob Dylan would occasionally play basketball. He thought he was pretty good but truthfully he was awful. I don't think anyone told him though.


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Post  Doc Watson on Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:10 pm

Yakima Canutt wrote:In the seventies and eighties, Bob Dylan would occasionally play basketball.  He thought he was pretty good but truthfully he was awful.  I don't think anyone told him though.

Were they too scared to tell him, or did they just enjoy the fact they were playing with him?

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:37 am

They didn't want him to quit, because they were having so much fun. Basketball

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Post  Doc Watson on Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:46 am

it is rumoured he watches cricket with Mick Jagger.

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:04 am

reportedly Bob D. told Rupert E, "I enjoy baseball, but it is not antiquated enough"



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Post  Doc Watson on Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:47 pm

he also used to run a good 200 yards in track.

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Dec 23, 2014 4:57 am

I always thought that Bob should have got himself a real tennis racket, instead of using that banjo uke. Rolling Eyes


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Post  Doc Watson on Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:13 pm

pinhedz wrote:I always thought that Bob should have got himself a real tennis racket, instead of using that banjo uke. Rolling Eyes

As a teenager he was good at tennis.

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:16 pm

I don't want to be the one to say that he wasn't actually good, but there are those who say that George Harrison was just letting him win. Suspect


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Post  Doc Watson on Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:37 am

I think he should attempt an Iron Man event.

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