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Inspiration: Rocky Balboa, Eye of the Tiger

Wow, this is a cliché, an Italian dude like me worshipping Rocky. I own the box set. Go figure! Anyway, the Rocky movies always excite me. So, even though Rocky isn’t real, this classic scene from the second movie will stand the hair up on the back of your neck:



Oh man. I’m all pumped now. Like Eddie Murphy said, after Italians see Rocky they come out of the movie theater charged. Same thing happens to me. But I’m not too embarrassed about it. People idolize Superman, Batman and Spiderman, same thing.

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Steve - June 11, 2009 9:22 AM

Hi Gerry

Not that I am a huge movie buff, but I thought the first Rocky was a pretty good film.

It is also a good example of sports "nutrition", namely the scene where Rocky puts a few raw eggs in a glass and eats them before going out running. Yuck (not to mention no carbs to fuel the workout).

Cheers, Steve

Mitch Abrams - June 11, 2009 11:34 AM

Just what me and my five year old needed on this rainy morning! Led to a forty-five minute workout. Thanks Gerry!

lisbet - June 12, 2009 11:38 PM

I'm from Philadelphia. Italian or not, it's impossible for any Philadelphian to watch that and not want to run around the city a few times. Being Italian just makes it easier to imagine someone in South Philly being willing to join in ;)

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