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George H.W. Bush Celebs Pay Respects … At Texas Funeral

You can clearly tell just how much George H.W. Bush was liked and respected simply by the incredible number of celebs who turned out for the late President’s funeral in the Lone Star State.  

Reba McEntire sang “The Lord’s Prayer” and The Oak Ridge Boys gave a powerful rendition of “Amazing Grace” during the funeral services Thursday at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston.

Everything’s bigger in Texas, including Houston sports stars — past and present — who turned out to say goodbye to 41 …  former Rockets centers Yao Ming and Dikembe Mutombo towered over the crowd, while Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt brought the muscle with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Naturally, Chuck Norris was there, and legendary Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda made the trek from Los Angeles. 

Our 41st president, who died last Friday in Houston, will be buried at his Presidential Library at Texas A&M in nearby College Station. 

Peyton Manning, Jack Nicklaus Pay Respects At George H.W. Bush Memorial

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Sports legends from all over the country gathered at the Capitol Rotunda in Washington D.C. on Tuesday to pay tribute to George H.W. Bush

Those in attendance include Peyton Manning, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Mike Krzyzewski, Chris Evert, Jim Nantz, Fred Couples and Jim Calhoun

The body of the 41st President of the United States is lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda until his funeral service on Wednesday morning at the Washington National Cathedral where his son, former President George W. Bush, will deliver the eulogy.

After the service, Bush’s remains will go to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland and then to a ceremony at a church in Houston before he’s finally laid to rest at a family plot at his Presidential Library in College Station. 

Bush was big into sports — he played baseball at Yale and was a huge fan of the Houston Astros. He also played a lot of golf and horseshoes, and famously enjoyed skydiving. 

Bush was 94. 

RIP

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Peyton Manning, Jack Nicklaus Pay Respects At George H.W. Bush Memorial

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Sports legends from all over the country gathered at the Capitol Rotunda in Washington D.C. on Tuesday to pay tribute to George H.W. Bush

Those in attendance include Peyton Manning, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Mike Krzyzewski, Chris Evert, Jim Nantz, Fred Couples and Jim Calhoun

The body of the 41st President of the United States is lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda until his funeral service on Wednesday morning at the Washington National Cathedral where his son, former President George W. Bush, will deliver the eulogy.

After the service, Bush’s remains will go to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland and then to a ceremony at a church in Houston before he’s finally laid to rest at a family plot at his Presidential Library in College Station. 

Bush was big into sports — he played baseball at Yale and was a huge fan of the Houston Astros. He also played a lot of golf and horseshoes, and famously enjoyed skydiving. 

Bush was 94. 

RIP

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George H.W. Bush Saluting the Prez at State Funeral

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George H.W. Bush is being honored by Washington, D.C.’s biggest power players — past and present — as a week-long memorial gets underway.

The State Funeral for our 41st President was held Monday in the Capitol Rotunda and the attendees included H.W.’s veep Dan QuayleDick Cheney, Colin Powell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

His son, 43rd Prez George W. Bush was there and seemed to be choking back his emotions at times.

Current VP Mike Pence, Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan, Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas and Chief Justice John Roberts also paid their respects. 

Monday’s ceremony is the start of a week of remembrances for the former Prez, whose body will lie in state until Wednesday — so there’s sure to be a steady stream of dignitaries coming to salute him. 

George H.W. Bush Saluting the Prez at State Funeral

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George H.W. Bush is being honored by Washington, D.C.’s biggest power players — past and present — as a week-long memorial gets underway.

The State Funeral for our 41st President was held Monday in the Capitol Rotunda and the attendees included H.W.’s veep Dan QuayleDick Cheney, Colin Powell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

His son, 43rd Prez George W. Bush was there and seemed to be choking back his emotions at times.

Current VP Mike Pence, Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan, Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas and Chief Justice John Roberts also paid their respects. 

Monday’s ceremony is the start of a week of remembrances for the former Prez, whose body will lie in state until Wednesday — so there’s sure to be a steady stream of dignitaries coming to salute him. 

George Foreman Floyd Ain’t The Best Boxer Ever … Here’s Why

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Floyd Mayweather ain’t gonna like this …

George Foreman tells TMZ Sports it doesn’t matter if Money goes ANOTHER 50-0 … he’ll never consider him the greatest boxer of all-time — ‘cause he ain’t a heavyweight!

“If Floyd Mayweather goes out and gets a real beer belly and comes back and challenges the heavyweights, I’ll call him all that,” George tells us.

“But right now, he’s thin as a rail.”

Floyd’s 50-0 and owns victories over Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Shane Mosley and just about every other great fighter of this era … and even has a win against one of the UFC’s best too (sorry, Conor).

But, Foreman clearly doesn’t care … telling us ya gotta beat the BIG boys to wear the GOAT crown.

“He’s got to say, ‘I’m one of the best.’ That’s all he can say.”

Disagree with George? Perhaps … but we ain’t about to argue with him — dude’s still scary as hell!!

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George Foreman Floyd Ain’t The Best Boxer Ever … Here’s Why

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Floyd Mayweather ain’t gonna like this …

George Foreman tells TMZ Sports it doesn’t matter if Money goes ANOTHER 50-0 … he’ll never consider him the greatest boxer of all-time — ‘cause he ain’t a heavyweight!

“If Floyd Mayweather goes out and gets a real beer belly and comes back and challenges the heavyweights, I’ll call him all that,” George tells us.

“But right now, he’s thin as a rail.”

Floyd’s 50-0 and owns victories over Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Shane Mosley and just about every other great fighter of this era … and even has a win against one of the UFC’s best too (sorry, Conor).

But, Foreman clearly doesn’t care … telling us ya gotta beat the BIG boys to wear the GOAT crown.

“He’s got to say, ‘I’m one of the best.’ That’s all he can say.”

Disagree with George? Perhaps … but we ain’t about to argue with him — dude’s still scary as hell!!

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George H. W. Bush Dead at 94

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George Herbert Walker Bush — whose career in politics spanned more than three decades and culminated as the 41st President of the United States — has died.

His office says the former Prez passed away Friday at 10:10 PM in Houston. His death comes 7 months after the passing of his wife of 73 years, Barbara Bush.

George Sr. had been in declining health in recent years and was in and out of the hospital several times. He was admitted to the ICU at the Houston Methodist Hospital back in January 2017 due to pneumonia. Barbara was also admitted with her own health issues.

They both recovered and took part in the ceremonial coin toss at Super Bowl 51 together just a few weeks later.

The former President notably sent a letter to then President-elect Donald Trump in January 2017 saying he couldn’t make the inauguration due to doctor’s orders … joking it would put him “six feet under” to sit outside in the cold.

Along with being President, Bush also served as the 11th director of the CIA and 43rd Vice President of the U.S. under President Ronald Reagan. Bush was inaugurated as President on January 20, 1989.

Foreign policy — in particular the Gulf War, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the dissolving of the Soviet Union — was the centerpiece of Bush’s presidency. Among his other accomplishments — instituting a ban on importing semi-automatic rifles and signing the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act and 1991 Civil Rights Act.

Bush’s zinger during his election campaign, “Read my lips: no new taxes,” became an unforgettable moment … something he reneged on during his presidency.

George’s father, Prescott, was a U.S. Senator. His oldest son, George W., was the 43rd U.S. President and his son, Jeb, was Governor of Florida. 

George H. W. is survived by his 5 children, 17 grandchildren and 8 great grandkids. He also had a daughter, Robin, who died at age 3 from leukemia.

George was 94.

RIP

George H. W. Bush Dead at 94

Breaking News

George Herbert Walker Bush — whose career in politics spanned more than three decades and culminated as the 41st President of the United States — has died.

His office says the former Prez passed away Friday at 10:10 PM in Houston. His death comes 7 months after the passing of his wife of 73 years, Barbara Bush.

George Sr. had been in declining health in recent years and was in and out of the hospital several times. He was admitted to the ICU at the Houston Methodist Hospital back in January 2017 due to pneumonia. Barbara was also admitted with her own health issues.

They both recovered and took part in the ceremonial coin toss at Super Bowl 51 together just a few weeks later.

The former President notably sent a letter to then President-elect Donald Trump in January 2017 saying he couldn’t make the inauguration due to doctor’s orders … joking it would put him “six feet under” to sit outside in the cold.

Along with being President, Bush also served as the 11th director of the CIA and 43rd Vice President of the U.S. under President Ronald Reagan. Bush was inaugurated as President on January 20, 1989.

Foreign policy — in particular the Gulf War, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the dissolving of the Soviet Union — was the centerpiece of Bush’s presidency. Among his other accomplishments — instituting a ban on importing semi-automatic rifles and signing the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act and 1991 Civil Rights Act.

Bush’s zinger during his election campaign, “Read my lips: no new taxes,” became an unforgettable moment … something he reneged on during his presidency.

George’s father, Prescott, was a U.S. Senator. His oldest son, George W., was the 43rd U.S. President and his son, Jeb, was Governor of Florida. 

George H. W. is survived by his 5 children, 17 grandchildren and 8 great grandkids. He also had a daughter, Robin, who died at age 3 from leukemia.

George was 94.

RIP

George Foreman Wilder & Fury … Woulda Wrecked Me

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George Foreman doesn’t know who’s gonna win the MASSIVE heavyweight title fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury on Saturday, but he does know one thing …

BOTH men woulda kicked the ass of a young George Foreman.

We talked to George, a two-time heavyweight champ and the oldest man to ever win the crown, and he told us he thinks both Wilder and Fury would have been a little too much for him to handle.

“I don’t think I could’ve been able to get a good shot on Tyson Fury at all. He’s too elusive.”

Big George saw a whole different set of problems with Wilder.

“With Deontay Wilder, I’d have to protect myself so much I’d been in danger from round 1 to the final round.”

As a matter of fact, Foreman thinks so highly of the two fighters he says their matchup on Saturday is going to be an EPIC brawl for the ages.

“I can say that, when it does take place, it’ll be the world’s greatest heavyweight matchup. For the world. Not America. A world championship boxing match. And, there’s nothing better you can put together. Not today.”

So here’s the thing … we love George, and fully admit he’s forgotten more about boxing than we’ll ever know. But, we’re not so sure about this take. Dude was a BEAST, and beat an UNDEFEATED Joe Frazier

But, honestly … we’re still afraid of him, so we didn’t wanna argue. 

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