Welcome to the official guestbook of the James J Braddock website. Do you have any memories of the Champ you'd like to share? Post them here!
Real inspiration of hart and perseverance!
Armando R. Soto Espada - Coamo, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
My family laughs when they come into our den and the movie Cinderella Man is on again. Problem is,I never get tired of watching it! What a great story and a great man ,wish I could have had the honor to have met him!
Earl Nichols Jr - Wilmington, Delaware United States
It is really inspiring to see the movie about James J. Braddock´s live. Not only due to his skills as a boxer, but also in the role of a man, father and husband in difficult times . A lesson of values and courage!!!
Oscar Sergio - Copenhagen, Denmark
I had no idea this movie would be as good as it is. It had me hooked from start to finish, and like a good book, it holds up under repeated viewings. James Braddock was a real man and a true fighter...totally unlilke some of these namby-pamby pretty boy boxers we have today.
Jim Adams - Charlotte, North Carolina United States
An "AMAZING MAN" !!!! Where Pride met Power and a man proved, Defeat is only the Opprotunity to pick yourself up and Prove your True Abilities!
Greyson G Gray - Napoleon, Indiana United States
I thoroughly enjoyed watching this entire movie. James J. Braddock showed us a lot of things in this movie, but to me one of the most important things he provided us is a 101 on how to be a real man. Not only how to be man to your woman, but also how to live your life with passion and purpose. Thank you James and everyone who shared his story.
Chris Baker - Atlanta, Georgia United States
What a man, what an inspiration, what a legend. A true Cinderella story
Paul Hughes - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Loved the movie!!! And read all about Jim!!!His life is very inspiring!
Araceli Montoya - Houston, Texas United States
Everyone benefits from a story like his. Thanks for sharing it
Brent - Richfield, Utah United States
That is movie is a great inspiration to me. I am to that part of my life where I can start brand new. With this movie in mind, I can definitely go through life with the thought that I can do anything I set my mind to. James J. Braddock is definitely one of a kind and one of the people I look up to. Thank you for sharing this website. It is greatly appreciated.
Alana - Mesa, Arizona United States
In the movie I will never forget James J and Mae counting actual pennies to pay a bill. It sure keeps me humble to remember those times.
Rich Risica - Fresno, California United States
This movie was awesome! I really enjoyed this movie and recommended that everyone watch and do research on James Braddock
Gwen Preston - Mobile, Alabama United States
What an inspiring story,i tried not to cry while watching the movie,what really inspired me was his love for his family,and his determination in a glaring 10-1 odds against him,this story has rekindled hope and courage in me. Thank you so very much.
Affia Ebietobong - Uyo, Nigeria
Mr Braddock is and forever will be an inspiration to all. My Heroe
Dan Lane - Halfmoon, New York United States
Wow! What an incredible man of integrity and honor. Saying that I also think his wife was just as heroic, they were lucky to have each other. Such a great inspirational story!
Angelica - Atlanta, Georgia United States
The "Bulldog" of Bergen; I believe that Jame J. was a humble, and an all around family as well as a nice man. I have the movie on C.D & I could watch it over & over. Oh and Joe Gould played by Paul Giamatti, was excellent, of course Russell Crow & Renee Zelwegger as Mae. I am a huge boxing fan, but when (in the movie) the ring announced James J as new heavy weight champion, & Renee Z was oh, oh
I began to cry becuase of his win. And don't forget "the Title & the Turtles" that was a funny moment in the movie God Rest the soul of James & Mae Braddock.
Bob Marsini - Wilmington, Delaware United States
Just watched the movie Cinderella Man and I had tears in my eyes throughout the movie. Truly inspiring. My husband and I had felt hardships in our lives and his story hits close to home. Mr. Braddock is a wonderful husband and father and a great sportsman. He is a people's champion.
Ria - Signal Hill, California United States
What a terrific Movie, "Cinderella Man", truly inspirational story about a very inspirational man and family. He teaches us that when the chips are down and your luck may be fading out, have faith in yourself, and never ever give up, because you never know when your luck is about to change!!! Thank you James J Braddock, for teaching us the true lesson in life. RIP Bulldog of Bergen-
Scott Donovan - Lynnfield, Massachusetts United States
If not for the movie 'Cinderella Man', I would not have googled & gained the knowledge of a real man, Mr. Jim Braddock. Who, because of his humility, strong family values, and determination to be the man of family, literally fought his way there. Thank you for sharing his life.
Brenda Hooks - Chicago, Illinois United States
I grew up in Jersey City from 1968 to 1991 and now live in Pittsburgh, PA. My father, Robert Fellowes grew up in NYC and moved to North Bergen, NJ where they lived on the same street as James Braddock and his family. My father talked about Jimmy Braddock all the time but I was a kid and never listened. Thank you for this movie because it brings back memories of my late mother and father who admired your dad. I am Hudson County borne and raised and proud to have a Champion with the character of James J. Braddock and his family. Thank you and may God Bless you.
Andrew Fellowes - New Kensington, Pa, Pennsylvania United States
I also just wanted to say thank you to James Braddock for his many contributions to this nation, including a wonderful family. A Patriarchal character that I would consider a man amongst men. A man's man.........Thank you!!!!!
Kristofor Roy Gullickson - Crown Point, Indiana United States
Cinderella Man, The Bulldog of Berkin, first generation Irish-American who when he was young always said he wanted to play football at Notre Dame for Knute Rockne. This man was there when America needed a hero, he embodied the spirit of the working class. I really admired the story told by Ron Howard, and the great performances by all the actors. Through it all, Braddock family stuck together, I can only imagine the love that him and his wife must have had for each other and their children. When I watched the movie, I did not want it to end, but it did. Befitting of the man who would be called "Cinderella Man".
Kristofor Roy Gullickson - Crown Point, Indiana United States
Heaps of info on a LEGEND of a man!!
Greetings from Preston, Down Under!!
Big K-d0gg - Melbourne, Australia
Thanks for the website. I just watched the movie for the third time. As far I know it was as close to life as any movie I have seen. And probably a lot closer than most. I have always like good human interest stories. Thanks again. Ben
Ben - Jonesboro, Georgia United States
Great inspirational story. Originating from NJ I would really like to see photos of the time his family moved there.
Best wishes to the surviving family.
Donna - Dunedin, Florida United States