Open Thread, “Help Me Write A Post/Cosmic Thoughts” Edition

You hear that? That’s the sound of a cricket riding a tumbleweed.

Stuff’s slow in the boxing world, obviously. But here are your Open Thread “assignment” questions, prior to/contingent upon you guys coming up with your own questions/comments out of nowhere.

  1. Help me with this post I’m working on, please. Who are your favorite fictional boxers from movies? They can be fictionalized versions of real boxers, or just flat out fictional ones. Please go beyond the obvious “Rocky” flicks.
  2. What aspect of the universe amazes you most? Outer space or science-y stuff, I’m thinking mostly.
  3. If you could change one thing about boxing as it exists today — one thing — what would it be?

Here’s your music selection for the week. Jump right in afterward.

About Tim Starks

Tim is the founder of The Queensberry Rules and co-founder of The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board ( He lives in Washington, D.C. He has written for the Guardian, Economist, New Republic, Chicago Tribune and more.