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George Foreman

Posted Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at 2:56 PM

I don't know if you noticed the cover story on George Foreman in the American Profile magazine included with today's T-G.

I will never forget some years back when I covered a motivational seminar at what is now the Sommet Center (I forget whether it was Nashville Arena or the GEC at the time). Foreman was one of the speakers, and I got to attend a press conference. I knew that, not long before his storied middle-age comeback, he'd participated in a celebrity-rider class at the Celebration, and I asked him if he still rode Tennessee Walking Horses. His face lit up with that smile that's sold so many grills on television. Yes, he said, he still enjoyed riding, and fondly remembered Shelbyville and the Celebration (I had not mentioned Shelbyville or the Celebration in my question, by the way). I was happy; I had a nice local tie-in for the story.


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I love George Foreman, he seems like such a nice down to earth kind of guy.

I really liked him on American Inventor he always had something nice to say to the people. He never tried to put them down for trying to invent something.

-- Posted by Dianatn on Tue, Mar 25, 2008, at 4:21 PM

I always wondered how egotistical one had to be to name all his children George? But I do love his grill :)

-- Posted by Disturbia on Thu, Apr 3, 2008, at 12:43 PM


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