ESPN.com has an article up about the awesomeness of "Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!" for the Nintendo Entertainment System. I was quoted in it.
Do I share my stories about being managing editor of a boxing magazine for several years? Nope.
Recount my times seeing but for some reason never talking to Iron Mike at boxing press conferences? No. I was young and a bit shy and Evander Holyfield was more approachable!
Do I defend the "Mr. Dream" version of the game, which is the only one I ever owned -- and which gets slammed in the piece? No.
I just talk about not remembering how to beat King Hippo. Thankfully the article's author, Patrick Sauer, reminds me in the article. It's a good read, with pro boxers and others reminiscing about the game.
So do we all agree with this line from the piece?
...if there's ever a Hall of Fame for sports video games, it's a first-ballot lock.
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