James Foley returns to Bad Left Hook today with a look back at some of Larry Merchant's most memorable quotes over his long tenure as color commentator for HBO.

When Sean Penn was asked by Charlie Rose to comment on the passing of famed actor Marlon Brando, he responded with "Marlon....Marlon was a poem." Ladies and gentlemen, that just about perfectly sums up how I feel about one Lawrence Merchant, best known as the curmudgeonly old-timer at HBO Boxing whose acerbic…

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