Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column wondering how we might schedule a boxing match with Mike Tyson? The seed of the idea began to grow a few weeks ago when we read in the sports section that Tyson was fighting Danny Williams for a cool $25 million. Tyson, the article stated, was tens of millions of dollars in debt (yet again) and needed the fight to settle his debt. So we began thinking, even if we only got half ($12.5 million), we could do a lot with that kind of dough.Heck, we are even willing to bet we could manage to stay out of debt for a couple years with that kind of cash. Bring it on, Iron Mike, bring it on. We would host the fight right out in front of the Corporate Suites, do our own promotions and take Don King out of the loop altogether so he wouldn’t be tempted to horn in on our own debt-relief plan.Having now publicly thrown our hat in the ring, we are going to go rent Rocky to try and get mentally and physically inspired. Adrienne … Adrienne.***Moving right along, to settling what we consider an injustice … This might not be a popular thing to say right out in the open, but we feel the soapbox is legitimately ours this early morning, as our editor has begged us to write Summit Up since the regular scribes are out having bike accidents or scheduled days off.We want to go on the public record as saying we DO NOT like the sounds of Harley Davidsons. What a bunch of unwelcome noise. Our Honda civics don’t disturb other motorists, unless we are listening to Jay-Z rapping at mach 1 decibels. Why should we be forced to roll up our windows on a hot day when a muscle head rolls up on his hog? We know they are American icons, and we grant the Willie Nelsons and Ben Nighthorse Campbells in all of us to sit atop a hog with the wind whipping through your hair – or what’s left of it – but do it quietly.We propose all Harleys roll off the line with turbo mufflers and purr as quietly as Fluffy when we scratch her belly. Are we alone on this? Or is it just that we haven’t reached our midlife crisis, ya know, the one when you get a trophy wife, a Viagra prescription, a Rolex watch and a Harley that makes big noise.If you have a Harley opinion, let us know at email@example.com.
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