Shadow Boxing: Lessons About Life, Death, And Writing, From Rocky

Nuggets Mascot In Trouble For Making Appearance At GOP Rally

The Denver Nuggets mascot, a very acrobatic mountain lion named Rocky, is in trouble with his bosses after making an unsanctioned appearance at a Republican rally in Colorado yesterday. » 9/30/14 6:06pm 9/30/14 6:06pm

Dikembe Mutombo Fakes Out Nuggets Mascot, Issues Iconic Finger-Wag

Nuggets mascot Rocky (last seen here unconscious) and Dikembe Mutombo (last seen here caught up in a gold scheme) teamed up for a bit of fun tonight in Denver during the team's recognition of Mutombo's career in the Mile High City. » 3/18/14 1:02am 3/18/14 1:02am

Where Are The Sweet Montages? Breaking Down The Rocky Movies By Scene

"Rocky Morphology," the chart above from, breaks down all six Rocky films by scene type: "dialogue" scenes, training scenes, pre-fight scenes, fight scenes, and—of course—montage scenes, complete with linked movie stills. Without wading too far into the endless exercise in bullshit that is ranking the Rocky » 12/09/13 12:30pm 12/09/13 12:30pm

Why Is A Mascot Getting Hurt Funny?

Mississippi State mascot Bully was hit by an ESPN golf cart during yesterday's Ole Miss-Mississippi State game, injuring the leg of the person inside. The photo you see is Bully, still fully costumed, wearing an air cast and being taken away in a stretcher. » 11/29/13 11:19am 11/29/13 11:19am

Unconscious Nuggets Mascot Lowered To Court In Macabre Display

Rocky, the Denver Nuggets' mascot, was unconscious as he was lowered to the floor before Friday night's Blazers-Nuggets game. Because the harness was hidden, it looked like Rocky had been hanged and presented on the court as an omen for something. It was unsettling. » 11/02/13 2:58pm 11/02/13 2:58pm

Watch Expert Troll Russell Westbrook Goaltend A Mascot's Backward,…

At some point during every Nuggets home game, team mascot Rocky attempts to make a backward, half-court shot. The crowd gets into it, the scoreboard operator puts Rocky's half-court shooting percentage on the jumbotron for all to see, and Rocky hams it up on the rare occasion that he sinks one. It's kind of a thing. » 1/21/13 10:30am 1/21/13 10:30am

A Musical Version Of Rocky Is Coming To Germany, With The Klitschko…

The film was always about boxing, but it's also a love story. "Stallone said he had long thought that a musical transfer for the 1976 Oscar-winning drama was a good idea, in particular if its romantic side was amped up." Given the dreadful state of boxing's heavyweight division, the Klitschkos are probably just… » 11/21/11 4:35pm 11/21/11 4:35pm

Not-Actual Boxer Inducted Into Boxing Hall Of Fame

Quick, tell me where the International Boxing Hall Of Fame is located. Can't do it? Then, yeah, the IBHOF needs the publicity garnered by putting Sylvester Stallone in there. » 12/07/10 6:00pm 12/07/10 6:00pm

The Eye Of The Tiger Will Save A Serbian Village

Zitiste is a small Serbian town with a population just over 3,000. I guess the village is only mentioned in the news when they're hit with floods, and they're getting tired of it. To counteract this, they're spending money on not some sort of drainage or irrigation system, but... a big Rocky statue. Of course they are. » 2/11/07 5:59pm 2/11/07 5:59pm