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Getting Up

Jake LaMotta

After getting the stuffing (OK, I had another word there but this is a family blog) kicked out of him by Sugar Ray Robinson, Robert DeNiro‘s Jake LaMotta character looks him in the eye and says “You didn’t get me down, Ray. You didn’t get me down.” He may have been spitting blood but he wasn’t down. More importantly, although he was hanging on the ropes, he got back up.  You watch that scene from Raging Bull and you wonder – how does any boxer get up after getting beaten to a pulp? I wonder that sometimes as well but not about boxers. Continue reading

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