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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by A_B » Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:36 pm

Sam Wyche.

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:11 am

Buck Henry..screen writer for The Graduate, SNL, co-creator of Get Smart, directed Heaven Can Wait. Gave himself parts and showed up in all kinds of movies and tv shows.

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A true legend.
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wlu_lax6 wrote:
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Buck Henry..screen writer for The Graduate, SNL, co-creator of Get Smart, directed Heaven Can Wait. Gave himself parts and showed up in all kinds of movies and tv shows.

https://theweek.com/5things/888456/come ... ry-dies-89
Mel Brooks said that he (Mel) deserves no credit for Get Smart and that his name was on it, just so Buck would have the chance to do it. The whole show was Buck's. One of my favorite shows when I was a kid.
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Some truly iconic courses.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by govmentchedda » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:26 pm

Fantastic obit, ostensibly written by the deceased.



Interesting personal note, Ken wrote an article in the Register about my sister and brother-in-law's engagement. At the time they were working at competing TV stations in DSM.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by mister d » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:32 pm

That’s real good.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:03 pm

Gene Corrigan. Duke lax player W&L and UVA lax coach and soccer coach. Athletic director (W&L, UVA, and Notre Dame), ACC commish, NCAA prez. Sons are an ESPN producer, head lax coach at Notre Dame, and NC State AD.

Gene was a lax hall of famer, VA sports hall of fame, and ,NC sports HOFer. One of his grandsons played lacrosse at Notre Dame, coaches at W&L last year, and is now at Harvard.

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Shirley » Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:11 am

Yeah, Corrigan was a giant in college athletics, and it seems like one of those guys that everyone liked. My mom taught several of his sons in high school when he was the AD at UVA.
Totally Kafkaesque

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Pruitt » Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:20 pm

Fred Silverman

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by wlu_lax6 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:30 pm

Happened last week but Clayton Christensen, the author of The Innovator’s Dilemma. HBS professor and just great speaker. Also his son Matt was on the 2001 Duke National Championship Hoops team.

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Baloney » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:36 am

Michael "Mad Mike" Hoare, widely considered the world's best known mercenary, has died aged 100. Inspiration for The Wild Geese.

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

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Bernie "World Com" Ebbers

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:17 am

This one is pretty obscure...Bill Robinson. Canadian basketball ball of famer. 5'11" and no 3 point line. 1974 all tournament at the world championship. 1976 Olympic team Played at Simon Fraiser.
Only reason this one crossed my radar was his daughter is a friend from W&L.

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by DaveInSeattle » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:12 am

Lyle Mays....keyboardist who played for many years with Pat Metheny...


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Post by Sabo » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:22 am

DaveInSeattle wrote:
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Lyle Mays....keyboardist who played for many years with Pat Metheny...

Ugh. This is shitty news.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by wlu_lax6 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:51 pm

Bill Sento. Loyola Soccer Coach HOF. If you read his bio, note what sport he did not play.

https://loyolagreyhounds.com/news/2020/ ... -away.aspx

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Post by A_B » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:52 pm

And still got the opportunity. Wonder why?
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by The Sybian » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:56 pm

wlu_lax6 wrote:
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Bill Sento. Loyola Soccer Coach HOF. If you read his bio, note what sport he did not play.

https://loyolagreyhounds.com/news/2020/ ... -away.aspx
Women's softball?
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by bfj » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:30 am

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by mister d » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:51 am

Kind of the Buckner of SS. Really good career overshadowed by the error, plus being Jeter’s Wally Pipp, plus being the other guy in the McGriff for Alomar and Carter trade.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Pruitt » Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:14 pm

That sucks. He was one of my all time favourite players.

God he was a great fielder. I would argue that he would be in Cooperstown if he was a Dodger, Met or Yankee during the bulk of his career.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by degenerasian » Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:49 pm

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Kind of the Buckner of SS. Really good career overshadowed by the error, plus being Jeter’s Wally Pipp, plus being the other guy in the McGriff for Alomar and Carter trade.
For Blue Jays fans, Fernandez was the main guy in the trade. McGriff and Alomar were new and Carter was a journeyman. Fernandez was everyone's favorite player. The one time when Bill Madlock took Fernandez out on a slide and broke his elbow, i think Torontonians wanted him detained for questioning.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

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degenerasian wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:49 pm
mister d wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:51 am
Kind of the Buckner of SS. Really good career overshadowed by the error, plus being Jeter’s Wally Pipp, plus being the other guy in the McGriff for Alomar and Carter trade.
For Blue Jays fans, Fernandez was the main guy in the trade. McGriff and Alomar were new and Carter was a journeyman. Fernandez was everyone's favorite player. The one time when Bill Madlock took Fernandez out on a slide and broke his elbow, i think Torontonians wanted him detained for questioning.
I forgot about that.

Been so long since I followed baseball, I forgot how much I used to hate the fucking Tigers.
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Post by bfj » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:35 am

Kelly Nakahara Wallett

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:34 am

Katsuy Nomura..One of the greatest Japanese baseball players of all time.
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:40 pm

Author Clive Cussler...



I went through a big Cussler phase for a while, after reading "Raise The Titanic" (which is great).

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wlu_lax6 wrote:
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Freeman Dyson
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:22 pm

Jack Welsh...General Electric's Guru and the reason you have to hear about six-sigma black belts.

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by brian » Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:24 pm

James Lipton. (I had no idea he was this old. That means he was well in his 80s when acting on Season Four of Arrested Development.)

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:50 am

Okay this guy may be too obscure for even the obscure thread. But since the NY times Sports Section had a profile on his death..he gets posted ....becuase of his name...not his birth name of Matvey Natanzon....but rather what he was known as.....

Falafel the Backgammon King
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Post by Pruitt » Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:02 am

Wild story.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Baloney » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:37 am

Actor Max Von Sydow

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Liked him in Three Days of the Condor

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Baloney wrote:
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Actor Max Von Sydow

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Liked him in Three Days of the Condor
Knew him as BrewMeister Smith in Strange Brew but man that guy had a long run in some big movies.

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Saving a place for the first minor celebrity to die of COVID-19.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Giff » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:51 am

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:45 am
Baloney wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:37 am
Actor Max Von Sydow

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment- ... st+type%5D

Liked him in Three Days of the Condor
Knew him as BrewMeister Smith in Strange Brew but man that guy had a long run in some big movies.
I feel like that could be an answer to a Friday movie topic.
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Giff wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:51 am
wlu_lax6 wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:45 am
Baloney wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:37 am
Actor Max Von Sydow

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment- ... st+type%5D

Liked him in Three Days of the Condor
Knew him as BrewMeister Smith in Strange Brew but man that guy had a long run in some big movies.
I feel like that could be an answer to a Friday movie topic.
A great actor.

From Ingmar Bergman's films to "Strange Brew" and every conceivable stop in between.
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