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The rope-a-dope is a boxing fighting style commonly associated with Muhammad Ali in his 1974 Rumble in the Jungle match against George Foreman.


In competitive situations other than boxing, rope-a-dope is used to describe strategies in which one party purposely puts itself in what appears to be a losing position, attempting thereby to become the eventual victor.

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I know you're not trying to rope-a-dope me into talking about politics, but you get to a point where you just are like, “Are you a citizen of the world, or are you a witness?” To be a citizen implies that I'm going to get my ass up, and really recognize what's going on and put forth some action. Which means I ...
It looks like the best case is we ride some Colorado Rapids 2016 juju, playing rope-a-dope and squeaking out results, because this group is a massive step back from an attacking band that went David Accam-Michael de Leeuw-Luis Solignac last year. At least Campos has looked sharp. Ruel Gutierrez ...

The legendary and self-proclaimed “greatest” boxer Muhammad Ali conceived and memorialized the rope-a-dope strategy to deplete an opponent's energy. By leaning against the ropes, he conserved his energy, ducking and bobbing as the aggressor exhausted himself throwing inconsequential jabs.
The PRO (Professional Rapid Online) Chess League is well into its second season now, with six rounds complete. The league is easier to follow online than it was last year, because it now has a website independent of chess.com (http://www.prochessleague.com), and there are recaps posted on the day of ...
Trump has made some noises about gun control in recent days, though it remains to be seen whether that is the usual pro-gun rope-a-dope after such tragedies. He has also responded to Parkland with the language of the pro-life movement, urging a culture “that embraces the dignity of life.” “Dignity of Life.
In the first season, the show was definitely leading when it pulled a rope-a-dope on its audience, eviscerating the genre of the matchmaking reality show but also suggesting real love could be found in its vicinity, even if that love couldn't last. It was a nicely executed instance of letting the audience have its ...

Trump has made some noises about gun control in recent days, though it remains to be seen whether that is the usual pro-gun rope-a-dope after such tragedies. He has also responded to Parkland with the language of the pro-life movement, urging a culture "that embraces the dignity of life." "Dignity of Life.
There's a pregnancy rope-a-dope, a botched convent heist, manic cuckolding, a devastating bout of mistaken identity, a tulip-inspired suicide, ...
He equated taking bond revenue assumptions from the budget, but keeping the bond issue authorization alive, to a boxer's “rope-a-dope” with ...
To return to sports analogies, you deal with these trolls by using what the late Muhammad Ali called "rope-a-dope" strategy. You let them march ...
Mentally flipping through situations of the past, I keep coming back to the great Mohammed Ali's strategy of “rope-a-dope.” Bear with me here.
Mentally flipping through situations of the past, I keep coming back to the great Mohammed Ali's strategy of “rope-a-dope.” Bear with me here.
Mayweather is a master of 'rope-a-dope,' a boxing tactic used when a fighter is trapped against the ropes, goading an opponent to throw tiring ...
But Trump handed out a little rope-a-dope of his own after Mar-a-Lago. He offered Xi an “off-ramp” for reducing tensions between the two ...
You don't have to be a boxer to be on the ropes. Or even in bad shape. In fact, knowing the ropes is one of the most versatile ways to get in ...
(I expected her to double down on the humor, but she pulls a little rope-a-dope on us; you're not quite sure she'll bounce back after every round ...
You don't have to be a boxer to be on the ropes. Or even in bad shape. In fact, knowing the ropes is one of the most versatile ways to get in ...

The surprise of rope-a-dope is the surprise of this season's earnings reports. AMD has been throwing all these blows, yet they seem to have so ...
... although the 'Money' man admitted afterwards he used (similar to) Muhammad Ali's rope-a-dope tactics to take the steam out of his opponent ...
Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, is the sole Republican member of Congress from Georgia brave enough to host a town hall meeting during this recess week.
"He was trying to do a little rope-a-dope," Kent Blackmer, of the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority, told the newspaper.
It's verging on being a "rope-a-dope" victim, just like Foreman, who punched himself out as he sought to demonstrate his superiority.
Today's American presidential primary is its own test of intelligence (and stamina), although the 2016 race was exceptional, with Trump's thuggish assaults on the other candidates, and their determination that they could rope-a-dope the heavyweight, ...
Gorilla City, Earth 2, Grodd. Are you ready for a battle Royale of the year? Grodd is back and ready to fight! Team Flash has dealt with it's fair share of meta humans, but a super powered gorilla was never the plan.
Rope-a-dope? Maybe. Sign up and let's find out. Christopher Heimerman covers education for Sauk Valley Media and is its enterprise and projects editor.
I have long believed that any nominee should be judged on his or her record, without being called on to play rope-a-dope before hostile senators who only wish to bait, trap, and embarrass the nominee.
The Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio plays host to a Showtime tripleheader themed with back to the wall urgency fights. Familiar foes in Adrien Broner and Adrian Granados meet in the main event that won't lack drama.
His camp has spoken of his tendency to use the rope-a-dope tactic of the late legend Mohammad Ali, essentially allowing opponents to wear themselves out delivering a flurry of blows before felling them with a telling hit.
Miller showed little care for restraint, attacking his legs early and firing back as he tried to rope-a-dope for a counter.
The dizzying pace of rope-a-dope, distraction, deception, falsehoods, threats, and stunning reversals carried out by the Trumpeters this past week has everyone gasping for air.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Donald Trump said Friday his White House will unveil new security measures to keep America safe next week, and said his administration will continue to pursue efforts to lift the freeze on his immigration ban.
Maybe it was as boxer Muhammad Ali might observe, a political "rope-a-dope": pretending to being doing something for education, but all just creating a legislative mirage.
It's also a kind of a rope-a-dope strategy to keep the press occupied and the general public outraged by the tawdry spectacle -- punching themselves into exhaustion in these early rounds like George Foreman in the jungle, on those easy targets like ...
... the powerful champion to whale away at his midsection in a ring tactic dubbed "rope-a-dope," designed to "punch out" the opponent.
McCall, at the post-fight presser, tried to explain his weird ring antics but no-one was buying his "rope-a-dope" claims.
Trump just tried the ol' rope-a-dope, but we aren't falling for it. This latest attack on our rights should dispel any illusions that Trump is a "real friend" to the LGBT community, as he boasted on the campaign trail.
... at right-back continued after Pep Guardiola identified him as the weak link, with both Man City's goals coming after Naughton lost his man.
"Tom Brady played the Rope-a-Dope on us and this is a tough pill for the city to swallow." Some Atlanta fans are indeed cautious about getting their hearts broken again next year.
So when the Patriots were playing rope-a-dope for three quarters, like Ali against Foreman, waiting for the Atlanta Falcons to punch themselves out, you just kind of knew how this one would turn out.
Is that Trump's play - Muhammad Ali's Rumble in the Jungle rope-a-dope strategy, when he berated his opponent with insults until Foreman exhausted himself?
This Thursday night the PBC on FS1 presents a fight card with depth beyond the main event between once beaten Sammy Vasquez and gate keeper Luis Collazo.
Factotum Brewhouse will tap Rope-A-Dope today at 6 p.m. The beer is an unusual white stout that was aged in a wheat whiskey barrel from Bear Creek Distillery.
Byrne also would have said, "Let's just rope-a-dope; let's just sit back, and these folks will burn themselves out, like everyone else," he added.
Quite what the point of this scene is, we never learn, but it does give him a chance to tell his sister that he is playing rope-a-dope with life and will someday rise from his own ashes, like the Phoenix. Good to know that. Well, of course the two ...
These were actually the largest and meatiest of the wings, and they came with a soft, honey-drenched "Rope a Dope" biscuit instead of the standard roll, which is a really nice touch and worth going back for.
Hollywood is revolted by Trump, and Trump voters resent Hollywood, but both are enchanted by the same quintessentially American myth.
Antonio Conte made one change to his regular Premier League XI for Chelsea's top-of-the-table tilt against Liverpool. Willian will start at right wing over Pedro.
Selling against the 200 hour MA has been a nice trade for sellers. The 200 day MA has been a nice buying opportunity when the price tests that level.
Holmes easily timed most of the shots, but his New Mexico "Rope-a-dope" came with risks as he let Perez seemingly steal the opening round based on aggression and activity.
Even though I can barely skip rope, which I'm told is an improvement from when I started, Robin has somehow convinced me to box at a charity show in June.


 

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