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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by sancarlos » Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:30 pm

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Jesus a bad week for Texas musicians. Siomeone put Robert earl keen in bubble wrap.
Yeah. And Lyle Lovett and Joe Ely, too!
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Post by brian » Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:34 pm

And Willie.

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:38 am

and Kinky Friedman (okay maybe not the musical career of others but solid novelist to make up for that).

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Post by duff » Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:56 am

To quote both Bruce Prichard and Tony Schiavone, "Fuck Duff Meltzer."

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Post by brian » Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:10 am

Just as long as the Smothers Brothers are still OK.

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Giff » Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:53 am

Still pissed off that Jerry Jeff and Billy Joe Shaver share a thread with whatever the fuck Erick Morillo is.
Muh.

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by wlu_lax6 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:45 pm

Travis Roy. 11 seconds on college hockey before being paralyzed.

Did not realize how many NHLers were on that team.

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by A_B » Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:02 pm

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:45 pm
Travis Roy. 11 seconds on college hockey before being paralyzed.

Did not realize how many NHLers were on that team.
I know this story! Very sad.
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Post by Johnnie » Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:39 pm

It was one of the biggest stories in Boston at the time. Everyone was just crestfallen. Very tragic.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by mister d » Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:16 am

What's fucked up is the same thing happened to a women's pro player in their first outdoor game and no one has ever really cared.
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Post by Joe K » Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:13 am

mister d wrote:
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What's fucked up is the same thing happened to a women's pro player in their first outdoor game and no one has ever really cared.
She posted this yesterday:

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Pruitt » Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:54 am

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Nobby Stiles

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Certainly looked the part.

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Post by sancarlos » Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:18 pm

"What a bunch of pedantic pricks." - sybian

I never shoulda punched that horse. - AB

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Post by EdRomero » Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:50 pm

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:45 pm
Travis Roy. 11 seconds on college hockey before being paralyzed.

Did not realize how many NHLers were on that team.
Just got this email below. An annual charity run for his foundation is this Sunday: https://www.travisroyfoundation.org/eve ... -5k-2-2-2/
Might try a last minute signup.
We are heartbroken to learn of the unexpected death of our dear friend Travis Roy. Travis was an inspiration to all who were lucky enough to meet him or hear him speak, and his presence will be sorely missed.

For the last 15 years we have been honored to host the Bill’s 5k road race to benefit the Travis Roy Foundation. His passing just days before this year’s event hits especially hard. Many of you will remember fondly Travis parked at the finish line year after year welcoming and celebrating every runner as they crossed the finish line.

We never got him in a costume but we also never ran the race without him.

We offer our heartfelt condolences to Travis’s family and look forward to honoring him and his work on Sunday.

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by sancarlos » Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:28 am

Herb Adderley

Hall of Fame shutdown cornerback for the Lombardi-era Packers, and then the Doomsday Defense-era Cowboys. Won six NFL championships/Super Bowls.

Bart Starr claimed he was “the greatest cornerback to ever play the game.”
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Post by Ryan » Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:02 am

Also the 48th overall pick (GPJ) in the Swamp All-Time Draft
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by degenerasian » Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:39 pm

not a good day for Canadians

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Canadian hockey icon Howie Meeker has died at age 97.

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A spokesman for the NHL team confirmed that Meeker died earlier today. Meeker won the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie in 1947 and was a three-time all-star. He also had a 30-year broadcasting career with CBC and TSN.
He won that Calder Trophy beating out someone named Gordie Howe! And he was a legend on tv in the 80s.

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Pruitt » Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:53 pm

degenerasian wrote:
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not a good day for Canadians

Howie Meeker
Jeez, you're right. Meeker was a mainstay of hockey broadcasts for years. A squeaky clean cliche machine, but so lovable anyway.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by brian » Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:23 am

Former CMU WR Titus Davis (older brother of Tenn WR Corey), died at the age of 27 after battling a rare cancer.

First player in FBS history with 8 or more receiving TDs in four seasons and you may also remember his most famous TD in the 2014 Bahamas Bowl Hail Mary.

ETA: Link. Was CMU's all-time leader in receiving yards, which is saying something considering Antonio Brown went there.

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Post by The Sybian » Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:19 pm

brian wrote:
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you may also remember his most famous TD in the 2014 Bahamas Bowl Hail Mary.

Damn, I must have missed the 2014 [double checks name] Bahamas Bowl?

[sorry, I'm in a foul mood and had to make the dumb Bowl names dig]. You should really make up some asinine Bowls and try to slip them by.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by brian » Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:39 pm

The Sybian wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:19 pm
brian wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:23 am
you may also remember his most famous TD in the 2014 Bahamas Bowl Hail Mary.

Damn, I must have missed the 2014 [double checks name] Bahamas Bowl?

[sorry, I'm in a foul mood and had to make the dumb Bowl names dig]. You should really make up some asinine Bowls and try to slip them by.
Well it’s one of the most famous plays in the last 10 years or so of college football, so...

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Post by bfj » Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:59 am

brian wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:39 pm
The Sybian wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:19 pm
brian wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:23 am
you may also remember his most famous TD in the 2014 Bahamas Bowl Hail Mary.

Damn, I must have missed the 2014 [double checks name] Bahamas Bowl?

[sorry, I'm in a foul mood and had to make the dumb Bowl names dig]. You should really make up some asinine Bowls and try to slip them by.
Well it’s one of the most famous plays in the last 10 years or so of college football, so...
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Post by bfj » Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:04 am

Enjoy every sandwich.

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Post by Baloney » Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:32 am

Former Liverpool/Spurs/England keeper Ray Clemence

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/54953093

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/54953369

Would have had a lot more England caps but for playing at the same time as Peter Shilton

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by sancarlos » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:16 pm

"What a bunch of pedantic pricks." - sybian

I never shoulda punched that horse. - AB

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by EnochRoot » Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:32 am

He was a DB named SB MVP?

I guess it's possible, and hell, it's probably happened since...

QBs, RBs and WRs have a ridiculously easier path to SB MVP status.

How many more sacks or INTs must you make or tack on to be viewed as equal?

"His 6 INTs were undone by Terry Bradshaw's 2 TD passes and 160 yards passing en route to an MVP during SB IX..."

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Post by govmentchedda » Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:44 am

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Post by Steve of phpBB » Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:48 am

Richard Dent, Super Bowl XX.

(By the way it took me an embarrassingly long time to realize I could always figure out any Super Bowl number *because it's my own fucking age at the time*.)
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by Pruitt » Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:56 am

Chuck Howley - Cowboys' linebacker won it and they lost the game.
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Post by rass » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:08 am

Larry Brown
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Post by A_B » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:22 am

Jesus christ, people. When you read from the bottom up in the morning, this thread got real dark. I was like, shit, some football players be dying!

Well, first I thought it was a basketball coach.
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Post by mister d » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:38 am

Yup.
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Post by rass » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:41 am

I think everyone who has been here for an extended period of time knows I’m a slavish adherent to Swamp Operating Protocol and the lack of a link, ellipsis or “yup” should have assured you that coach Larry Brown is alive and well and waiting for an opportunity to bail on a team after a couple to seasons so he can do the same to the next team.
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Post by Steve of phpBB » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:57 am

rass wrote:
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I think everyone who has been here for an extended period of time knows I’m a slavish adherent to Swamp Operating Protocol and the lack of a link, ellipsis or “yup” should have assured you that coach Larry Brown is alive and well and waiting for an opportunity to bail on a team after a couple to seasons so he can do the same to the next team.
Heh.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by DSafetyGuy » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:18 am

At Super Bowl 50, they introduced every player who had previously been a Super Bowl MVP during the pre-game. Jake Scott's name was met with almost absolute silence. Felt bad for him.
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:42 am

EnochRoot wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:32 am
He was a DB named SB MVP?
I'm old enough to remember that Super Bowl. The game was dismal...the only highlight anyone remembers is the Garo Yepremian FG/pass attempt.

Not surprised a DB was named MVP.

And Malcolm Smith, a LB for Seattle, was the MVP in SB XLVIII, mainly because he returned an interception for a touchdown.

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Post by brian » Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:24 am

DSafetyGuy wrote:
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At Super Bowl 50, they introduced every player who had previously been a Super Bowl MVP during the pre-game. Jake Scott's name was met with almost absolute silence. Felt bad for him.
He didn't get his champagne this year either.

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Post by GoodKarma » Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:10 pm

A_B wrote:
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Jesus christ, people. When you read from the bottom up in the morning, this thread got real dark. I was like, shit, some football players be dying!
I thought the same thing...
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Post by A_B » Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:24 pm

Hal Ketchum. Bad year for country singers.
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