Thursday, December 18, 2014

Giroux's epic knockdown recalls famous Ali pose

Giroux's epic knockdown recalls famous Ali pose

Last man standing: Flyers´ Claude Giroux and Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali) grimace with triumph over fallen opponents Sidney Crosby (left) and Sonny Liston.
Last man standing: Flyers' Claude Giroux and Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali) grimace with triumph over fallen opponents Sidney Crosby (left) and Sonny Liston. YONG KIM, Staff Photographer / JOHN ROONEY, Associated Press

 

Yesterday I waxed non-poetically about the new king of Philadelphia, Claude Giroux, and his 32 seconds of epic glory, which started with a brutal but legal takedown of whiny Penguins "star" Sidney Crosby and ended with a goal that proved to be the dagger for Pittsburgh's hopes. So today I'm looking at the great backpage of the Daily News and something caught my eye.

Remember the famous shot of Muhammad Ali (or, as he was still called at the time, Cassius Clay, glowering over Sonny Liston as he defended his heavyweight title in 1965?

Notice a simularity?

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Now all Giroux needs is a championship under his belt.

(Photo assist to Peter Mucha, if you're scoring at home)

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