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Rocky E-Mails: Thumbs Up

Bill Simmons opens his e-mail to some reader raves for "Rocky Balboa."

Updated: December 28, 2006, 10:37 AM ET
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In 1980, when I was 14, we finally got cable TV in Knoxville. The first month we got HBO on a free trial. "Rocky II" was showing. This was before VCRs (were prevalent) so me and my younger brother put a tape recorder on top of the TV and audiotaped "Rocky II," flipping or replacing the cassette at 30-minute intervals. For the next two years we would lie in our beds at night and listen to the last 30 minutes, beginning with "What are we waiting for? Tickets!!??" We were so traumatized by the "Rocky ...

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