The NFL insisted on the holding the draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. During talks with the league, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney suggested the sports complex or Center City’s convention center. “They just weren’t interested,” he told the Inquirer. “They wanted the iconic steps, and I think it’s going to make…
The Grizzlies shot 80% on the Nuggets in the first quarter but Rocky and his Nuggets fan cohorts shot 100% on silly string ambushes for the night.
This piece originally appeared in the August, 1982 issue of Film Comment. It is reprinted here with permission.
Sylvester Stallone’s recent sit-down with Robert Rodriguez for
The Director’s Chair made a pretty compelling case that the Rocky movies ought to be taken seriously as Sly’s greatest artistic achievement. Sure, most of them are exactly the same movie. (Rocky has to fight somebody no one thinks he can defeat, he trains…
Nuggets mascot Rocky took part in some nonsense tonight in Denver that involved him executing a late hit on a child and then taunting him. Mascots, everybody! Fun for the whole family.
Rocky Balboa, the sixth of the Rocky movies, may have been financially successful and critically acceptable, but man, it felt really dated with a 60-year-old Sylvester Stallone shuffling around with Antonio Tarver. Creed is clearly intent on extending the franchise with a new, young boxing protagonist, and seeing how…
Originally published in the Georgia Review and later anthologized in the Pushcart Prize XXXIII: Best of the Small Presses.
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.
"Rocky Morphology," the chart above from Fathom.info, 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…
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.
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.
Those children are machines: How far did Rocky run in the Rocky II training montage? Finally, an answer. [Philadelphia Magazine]
Or The Ballad of Chuck Wepner. In case you aren't familiar with Wepner's story, dig George Kimball on Sly Stallone and “Rocky”:
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.
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…
A Rocky musical has just been picked up by European producers. It'll play in Germany next year, then head to New York in 2013:
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.