Think Rumble in the Jungle when Vietnam War refusnik
Muhammad Ali floored George Foreman in Zaire, earning redemption with the American public and vindicating the hype about being "The Greatest".
Israeli Air Force captain became a refusnik
and BDS activist and once
Several bookmakers claimed they were thinking of joining Turf TV refusnik
Howard Chisholm and dropping the service, although the likelihood of that happening in competitive situations remains to be seen.
We never made it but from the moment the IDF navy surrounded our little boat and kidnapped us to Ashdot, from the moment our beloved Jonatan Shapiro, an Israeli refusnik
who was tasered in the heart, from the moment I watched the Israeli navy in their scary uniforms with high boots and guns I wondered, how could Jews do this to Jews.
With Torres, Steven Gerrard and refusnik
Javier Mascherano among those left back at home, Babel is expected to start at the Huseyin Avni Aker Stadium this evening with Liverpool aiming to seal their passage to the group stages of the competition.
Its surrounding boho streets and markets were eclectic enough to keep even a shopping refusnik
like me happy.
The other, and in some ways, more interesting, refusnik
this week is Elvis Costello.
Leading independent Howard Chisholm, still a TurfTV refusnik
on cost grounds, said: "I would say that, for those bookmakers who have brought the problem of clashing audio on themselves by signing up to TurfTV, it's very good news.
Of course, I come from the position of a life-long tattoo refusnik
Amazingly, considering the amount of pre-finals talk about the Roy Keane fiasco, there wasn't one mention of the Cork refusnik
during ITV's match commentary.
You could measure the success of a series such as Tales From Northumberland in a lot of ways: the audience of valuable Eastender refusniks
who watch the show on ITV; the production fee it makes for ITV Studios; the contribution it makes to the 66 hours a year of network TV Shiver produce from the North; the effect it has on local tourism, what they call 'the Robson Greene effect'.
Take away the DiasBoro expats who can't make midweeks because of the logistics plus the "it's a school night" refusniks
in the family zone and - seasonally adjusted - the crowd is showing an underlying upward trend.