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We Have Found The Ultimate Contrarian Ali Take

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God bless you, Ted Diadiun of Just when I thought this week’s avalanche of Muhammad Ali tributes would be uniformly thoughtful and compassionate, you—good sir—had the courage to write what needed to be written: that Ali was a preening showboat and is the reason lots of people died in Vietnam. All weekend long, I prayed that someone would issue this kind of needless, contrarian take. And by God, you delivered. Now listen as Marchman and I break down this work of art in this week’s Deadcast.

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Drew Magary

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