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Sarah Foster, 21, looks at a signed 'Float like a butterfly sting like a bee' robe worn by Ali's cornerman Bundini Brown at the 'Rumble in the Jungle' fight - at the preview of the 'I Am The Greatest' Muhammad Ali exhibition in London
Sarah Foster, 21, looks at a signed 'Float like a butterfly sting like a bee' robe worn by Ali's cornerman Bundini Brown at the 'Rumble in the Jungle' fight - at the preview of the 'I Am The Greatest' Muhammad Ali exhibition in London (Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images)
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Muhammad Ali: The Greatest of All Time

I was not a Muhammad Ali fan so unlike much of what you might have heard and read over the weekend this will not be a tribute to one of my boyhood idols. In truth I became an Ali fan after he retired from boxing as I greatly admired how he lived his life during a 32 year battle with Parkinson’s disease which ultimately led to his death at the age of 74.

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Lacey Alumni team who will face Central in Saturday's game Lions coach Lou Vircillo is in the front and standing in the middle of the bottom row (not in uniform) Is former Lacey great and ex-NFL player Keith Elias.
Lacey Alumni team who will face Central in Saturday's game Lions coach Lou Vircillo is in the front and standing in the middle of the bottom row (not in uniform) Is former Lacey great and ex-NFL player Keith Elias. (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Reliving Gridiron Greatness

Former football players from Central Regional High School and Lacey Township High School will roll back the clock tomorrow when they meet in an alumni football game at Central’s Joseph J. Boyd Memorial Field at 7pm.

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The beach in Belmar
The beach in Belmar (Bud McCormick)
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How to Get Along on the Beach

With Memorial Day having come and gone I know many of you are wondering when I will once again reveal my “Ten Commandments of the Beach.” It’s an annual tradition that is as much a part of summer as ice cream, running through sprinklers and strolling the boardwalk. Well today is not that day although it’s coming real soon.

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The North Avenue Beach in Seaside Park on Sunday morning
The North Avenue Beach in Seaside Park on Sunday morning (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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A Holiday Weekend Shot in the Arm for the Shore

It was a very good weekend for businesses along the Jersey Shore as the dreadful spring weather gave way to five consecutive sunny days before Monday’s clouds and rain. Clearly people could not wait to head to the beach and warm weather sent them flocking to the shore which gave many businesses a badly-needed shot in the arm.

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Barnegat's Jason Groome throws a no-hitter against Central Regional
Barnegat's Jason Groome throws a no-hitter against Central Regional (Mark Brown, B51 Photography)
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Quick Hits for the Holiday Weekend

Some quick hitters heading into what for many is a long holiday weekend:

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The crowded beach in Belmar
The crowded beach in Belmar (Bud McCormick)
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Flipping The Switch on Summer

In case you did not notice summer arrived yesterday. Well sort of. For weeks we have asked the question, “when is it finally going to get nice” and Wednesday we got the answer.

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Players in the 2015 U.S. Army All-Shore Gridiron Classic
Players in the 2015 U.S. Army All-Shore Gridiron Classic (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Changes to the All-Shore Gridiron Classic

Nothing will ever match the build-up and excitement surrounding the first All Star football game in the summer of 1978 in which a group of recent Ocean County high school graduates beat their contemporaries from Monmouth County 21-7. It was then called the Asbury Park Press All Shore Classic and the inaugural game drew over 8,000 fans at Wall Stadium which was not the ideal location.

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Donald Trump campaign signs in front of the NJ National Guard Armory in Lawrenceville before a campaign event
Donald Trump campaign signs in front of the NJ National Guard Armory in Lawrenceville before a campaign event (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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President Trump? They’re outta here

I think we can all agree that many so-called celebrities have inflated opinions of themselves and that really comes out during election season. Why would anyone care what a musician, actor, comedian or even pro athlete says when it comes to their thoughts on who we should elect?

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(L-R) Game organizer Jillian Messina, sponsor Jeremy Grunin, TR Police Chief Mitch Little, ex-NFL player Darian Barnes, Sgt. Ron Sermarini of the TR Police Department (Ray Richardson)
(L-R) Game organizer Jillian Messina, sponsor Jeremy Grunin, TR Police Chief Mitch Little, ex-NFL player Darian Barnes, Sgt. Ron Sermarini of the TR Police Department (Ray Richardson)
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A Weekend of Racing Boats and Football

A few random thoughts and notes following what was for the most part a miserable late-May weekend which pretty much sums up the entire month.

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Pros vs Heroes poster
Pros vs Heroes poster (Toms River Foundation)
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Pros vs. Heroes Fills the Football Void

If you have a void in your life without football then may I suggest you head to Seaside Heights tomorrow for Pros Vs. Heroes, a flag football game on the beach just north of Casino Pier matching members of the Toms River Police Department against a Pro Elite team made up of former NFL players, WWE wrestlers and MMA Fighters including team captain Frankie “The Answer” Edgar.

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Team Trevor
Team Trevor
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Team Trevor Toy Drive

It was four months ago that I first mentioned Trevor Kwatkoski in advance of a high school basketball doubleheader that would serve as a fundraiser for the 5-year old Berkeley Township boy who was battling bone cancer...

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Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Life’s Lessons According to Steve Jobs

Tis the season for college graduations which of course includes commencement speakers, many of whom are high-profile and well known individuals like President Obama who spoke at Rutgers on Sunday.

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