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ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - AUGUST 28: Usain Bolt of Jamaica signs autographs for the fans following his victory in the Mens 100m during the IAAF Golden League Weltklasse Zurich meeting at the Stadion Letzigrund on August 28, 2009 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

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Muhammad Ali used to say he was the greatest of all time. Usain Bolt said Thursday that he is a legend. No one gets away with this kind of flamboyance. There is something about those two, though, maybe the feeling that we're seeing something no one has ever seen before. Something to tell our grandkids about someday. Your last chance to see Bolt in the London Olympics will be Saturday, when he wins gold on ... I mean competes on the Jamaican 4x100 relay team. Tiger Woods had the same ability to excite, but did it with his mouth shut, trying not to say anything controversial or anger anyone in corporate America. Ali said plenty, and his popularity only grew from it. When Ali was struggling, banned, whatever, it was Joe Frazier who took him in and helped him out. By the time Ali was great, he was calling Frazier the ugliest man on the planet and "a gorilla.'' These are code words, but Ali didn't suffer backlash from them. He had basically dumped on the guy who helped him. It didn't...
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