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  • SeekNDestroy
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    Originally posted by Irish#1 View Post
    Not sure where he got his info, but my son said it was a brain aneurysm.
    Thank you. I had been unable to find a cause, only that it was “unexpected.”

    On the same topic, I’m really tired of reading about former players dying far too young. It seems that ND has had more than it’s share the last decade, or so.

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  • Irish#1
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    Not sure where he got his info, but my son said it was a brain aneurysm.

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  • Irish#1
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    Originally posted by SeekNDestroy View Post
    LaRon Moore has passed away. I played against him in high school. He was like an adult playing against junior high kids.
    This hits close to home. My oldest was two years behind LaRon at Franklin Central and played on the same team. My son was pretty small as a freshman and LaRon would put him on his shoulders and carry him around. Made his day. I believe he is the only FC kid to play for ND. IIRC he played for the 49'ers for a couple of years. RIP LaRon.

    Activities and Societies: Three year letter winner in Varsity Football. Four year starter in Varsity Basketball. Two year letter winner Varsity Track, Phil N. Eskew mental attitude award winner for scholarship, leadership and athletics for 1990 4A State Football Champions Franklin Central. 1991 Marion County Athlete of the year. National Honors Society, Leadership Committee, chess Club, A.P. English, A.P. Math and Certified lifeguard. Participated in a reading project that focused on third graders in the community.

    Maintained a 3.5 in college prep courses, while earning 3 varsity letters in football. 4 year starter in basketball and a member of the national honors society.
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  • SeekNDestroy
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    LaRon Moore has passed away. I played against him in high school. He was like an adult playing against junior high kids.

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  • Bishop2b5
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    Howard Schnellenberger, former HC at Miami, Louisville and a number of schools, passed away earlier today at the age of 87. Schnellenberger played for Bear Bryant at Kentucky, was an assistant at Bama and was the guy who landed Namath. He later went on to lead the Hurricanes to their first NC in '83 and laid the foundation for them becoming a powerhouse program.

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  • Bishop2b5
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    Actor George Segal died Tuesday at the age of 87 from complications stemming from bypass surgery. Segal was a leading man during the 60's & 70's (I especially liked him as the lead in the 1966 WWII movie King Rat). Most will remember him from his costarring role with David Spade on the TV show Just Shoot Me from 20 years ago. He won 2 Golden Globe awards and was nominated for a best supporting actor Oscar.

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  • Irish#1
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    The great Elgin Baylor has passed away. Might have been of the all time best. 10 time All NBA.

    Baylor averaged 29.7 points and 20.3 rebounds per game for Seattle University. Next season he averaged 32.5 points per game and led Seattle to the NCAA championship game, Seattle's only trip to the Final Four.

    RIP Elgin.
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  • Irish#1
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    Originally posted by NDRock View Post
    Dick Hoyt passed away. One of the most impressive people I’ve ever seen. He competed with his son Rick in countless marathons, races, and triathlons. Here’s a short video from one of the Ironman races they completed.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dDnrLv6z-mM
    Very impressive and dedicated father. A credit to the human race. RIP Mr. Hoyt.

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  • NDRock
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    Dick Hoyt passed away. One of the most impressive people I’ve ever seen. He competed with his son Rick in countless marathons, races, and triathlons. Here’s a short video from one of the Ironman races they completed.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dDnrLv6z-mM

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  • Irish#1
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    Heard on Dan Patrick, that he got miffed because they would introduced Ray Leonard as Sugar Ray Leonard and he was introduced as Marvin Hagler minus his Marvelous, so he had his name legally changed to Marvelous Marvin Hagler. Also mentioned that when he retired he went to Italy and made spaghetti westerns.

    This is brutal.

    https://youtu.be/HL2a2-8OHdg
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  • Irish YJ
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    Originally posted by Irish#1 View Post

    Marvelous Marvin Hagler. RIP

    i doubt there will ever be another time in boxing to rival that period. So many studs. Those guys were all lethal and would move weight classes to go at each other.
    Don't get me wrong, I enjoy some of the MMA stuff, but boxing as a standalone today just sucks compared to the past. Shit just died after Tyson. And the personalities are just lacking anymore.

    Even in MMA, aside from Conor McGregor, there's just constant cycling of boring fighters in and out. I do enjoy some of the female MMA. IMO, more entertaining on the whole than men's.

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  • Irish#1
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    Originally posted by Irish YJ View Post

    Those days in the early/mid 80s when I was in grade school were great for boxing. Hearns, Hagler, Macho, Leonard, Duran, etc.. I remember watching on the weekend down at my grandfather's farm. And you had some interesting heavyweights too, and then later 80s Tyson on the scene. MMH had some great fights though. The ones with Duran, Hearns, and Leonard I remember most.
    Marvelous Marvin Hagler. RIP

    i doubt there will ever be another time in boxing to rival that period. So many studs. Those guys were all lethal and would move weight classes to go at each other.

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  • Irish YJ
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    Originally posted by Bishop2b5 View Post
    I'm seeing a couple of reports claiming Hagler died of a heart attack. He supposedly began experiencing chest pains and difficulty breathing and was taken to a hospital, but later passed away. Heck of a fighter. He always showed up in great shape and gave a 100% effort. Had a granite chin and was a genuinely tough, skilled fighter. One of the all-time greatest fighter I ever watched.
    Those days in the early/mid 80s when I was in grade school were great for boxing. Hearns, Hagler, Macho, Leonard, Duran, etc.. I remember watching on the weekend down at my grandfather's farm. And you had some interesting heavyweights too, and then later 80s Tyson on the scene. MMH had some great fights though. The ones with Duran, Hearns, and Leonard I remember most.

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  • Bishop2b5
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    I'm seeing a couple of reports claiming Hagler died of a heart attack. He supposedly began experiencing chest pains and difficulty breathing and was taken to a hospital, but later passed away. Heck of a fighter. He always showed up in great shape and gave a 100% effort. Had a granite chin and was a genuinely tough, skilled fighter. One of the all-time greatest fighter I ever watched.

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  • Irish YJ
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    Rest in Peace

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  • Irish#1
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    Roger Mudd, Anchorman Who Stumped a Kennedy, Is Dead at 93


    A staple of CBS, NBC and PBS, he was best known for his interview with Senator Edward M. Kennedy in 1979, when he asked a simple question: “Why do you want to be president?”


    Worked for CBS in the 60's and 70's before going to NBC. Was supposed to take over after Cronkite retired, but CBS picked Dan Rather, so he went to NBC. That question caught Kennedy off guard and he didn't have a goods answer. Some think that cost him a realistic shot at becoming president. Leaving Mary Jo Kopechne to die didn't help Kennedy's chances either.

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  • TorontoGold
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    Saw this picture, and I knew it reminded me of this site and this thread lol
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  • Chicago Domer
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    Compare him to the mean spirited/hateful things said by people, yes even your favorite politicians, on the other side!! Never once did I hear Rush say anything hateful. Do some research and don’t listen to the MSM for the truth.

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  • Chicago Domer
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    Once again, most of you did not listen to Rush. I did and he never said any derogatory words about people of color. He was always very respectful.

    if all you listen to is The mainstream media and the cable CNN and MSNBC, they will do anything, show clips out of context, yes even right out lie to destroy or silence conservatives. Open your eyes guys!!!

    Don’t comment here unless you heard him directly make those kind of statements. If you haven’t discovered yet how slanted the media is, then listen to both sides.

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  • Irish#1
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    Irv Cross passed at the age of 81. Was a staple of NFL broadcasts.
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  • Cackalacky2.0
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    Whether you refer to someone as Negro, colored, or black is always difficult but its literally unnecessary at this point to use those qualifiers of dubious context to refer to anyone. At no point do I need to refer to anyone I am talking about using their skin color to describe them or talk about them to others. My son doesnt either which Ill take as a parenting win. He has several friends of differing backgrounds and ethnicities. If he is talking about one of his friends he NEVER uses skin color to differentiate them from his other friends. Maybe adults can get on board with that and when someone like Rush uses the word negro to belittle a sitting president we can all call it for it it is.. a clear and obvious racist insult.

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  • TorontoGold
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    Originally posted by RDU Irish View Post

    Barack the Magic Negro to the tune of Puff the Magic Dragon was pretty damn funny and a lot less offensive than "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man." One directly poking fun as parody and the other coming straight from the racist heart. He pegged Jessie Jackson to a T - complete race pimp. The vile comments about Rush are very telling of the supposed unity/tolerance crowd. NYT insinuating Bo Snerdley is not real is more racist than anything else. Rush was an icon - 3 hours a day for 30+ years, most normal humans would have a lot more and worse quotes than him. I found the show boring - 30 minutes of content stretched over three hours.

    Really disturbing that so many want to run away from ever being able to make fun of anything but straight white people ever again. Such a complete sissification of our country.
    You don't see any issue with using "negro" in the year 2007?

    Personally, I look forward to when David Duke dies and people refer to him as the guy who ran the organization that adopted a highway in Georgia. You know, love him or hate him, he put forth an effort to help clean up Georgia. He helped young white men by providing them with an organization that gave them purpose and self worth.

    FTR - All the redirection Biden/NYT comments are also vile too, and wrong. I won't condone racist comments from anyone.

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  • RDU Irish
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    Originally posted by TorontoGold View Post

    You can go through this and see an awful lot of things were said quite recently. https://people.com/politics/rush-lim...rsial-moments/

    2007 - “Barack, the Magic Negro,”

    I mean....that really wouldn't have been something good to say in 1988, let alone 2007.
    Barack the Magic Negro to the tune of Puff the Magic Dragon was pretty damn funny and a lot less offensive than "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man." One directly poking fun as parody and the other coming straight from the racist heart. He pegged Jessie Jackson to a T - complete race pimp. The vile comments about Rush are very telling of the supposed unity/tolerance crowd. NYT insinuating Bo Snerdley is not real is more racist than anything else. Rush was an icon - 3 hours a day for 30+ years, most normal humans would have a lot more and worse quotes than him. I found the show boring - 30 minutes of content stretched over three hours.

    Really disturbing that so many want to run away from ever being able to make fun of anything but straight white people ever again. Such a complete sissification of our country.

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  • NDRock
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    I remember when they hired Rush at ESPN. Unsurprisingly, it didn’t last long.

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  • Irish YJ
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    Originally posted by ulukinatme View Post

    That was interesting, I never knew he had a connection to Elton John. From the article:



    You wonder if interactions like that changed Rush's perspective over the years. Pretty cool.
    One would think that if two people, each viewed as polar opposites of the spectrum, can be friends, there's still hope for us lol....

    EJ is an interesting dude. Not sure about his current situation, but he has lived, or at least lived part time in ATL for a long time (since I move in the mid 90s). I've seen him a few times at one of fav restaurants over the years and he involved in some fund raising events I participated in in the early 2000s. He's just a kind person. I remember at one point there was an article asking why he lived in the south given some of the conservative connotations. He replied, people here have just always treated me nice. I'm glad though they were friends, and both have spoken publicly about the other over the years. Real life can make strange bedfellows, while politics and media distort.

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  • ulukinatme
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    Originally posted by Irish YJ View Post

    Yes, he was controversial. Again, not really a fan, but I could make a case for cancelling just about anyone these days. One person that didn't cancel Rush, was Elton John. If anything, people on both sides should take a Q from Elton and Rush...

    https://www.foxnews.com/entertainmen...n-john-wedding
    That was interesting, I never knew he had a connection to Elton John. From the article:

    In subsequent years, John spoke favorably about the radio host, even if he didn’t always agree with him. According to a 2012 USA Today interview, he even speculated that Limbaugh did not personally hold some of the beliefs about the gay community that he espoused on air.

    "He sends me the loveliest e-mails," John told the outlet in 2012. "What I get from Rush privately and what I get from Rush publicly are two different things. I'm just trying to break him down."

    Meanwhile, in a 2014 interview with The New York Times, John encouraged his fans that the most important thing one can do with someone they disagree with, as he did with Limbaugh, is to open up a dialogue.
    You wonder if interactions like that changed Rush's perspective over the years. Pretty cool.

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  • Irish#1
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    Originally posted by ulukinatme View Post

    Was sad to see how many awful things people were saying about him on social media yesterday. I only listened to him maybe a few times over his long career, I'm not big on radio for anything other than music or the occasional morning show, but I'm not gonna kick a guy on the day he dies. Seems rather immature and disrespectful to family and friends. They had 50+ years to criticize him, take a day off.
    Seems some people just can’t help themselves. I guess it makes them feel bigger.

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  • Irish YJ
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    Originally posted by ulukinatme View Post
    The man was certainly controversial, and like I said I don't listen to shock jockies or anything political on the radio. Not condoning anything that was said in the past, these guys make a living by pushing the envelope. That said, isn't it ironic that these people are saying things that are as bad or worse about the guy after he's dead? It really makes them no different. Again, people are not the sum of their comments from decades ago. He donated millions to the families of fallen police officers, not to mention other charities like the leukemia and lymphoma society. I don't think some boneheaded comments should disqualify his family from a day of peace. The people making the comments only put themselves on the same level or worse.
    Yes, he was controversial. Again, not really a fan, but I could make a case for cancelling just about anyone these days. One person that didn't cancel Rush, was Elton John. If anything, people on both sides should take a Q from Elton and Rush...

    https://www.foxnews.com/entertainmen...n-john-wedding

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  • ulukinatme
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    The man was certainly controversial, and like I said I don't listen to shock jockies or anything political on the radio. Not condoning anything that was said in the past, these guys make a living by pushing the envelope. That said, isn't it ironic that these people are saying things that are as bad or worse about the guy after he's dead? It really makes them no different. Again, people are not the sum of their comments from decades ago. He donated millions to the families of fallen police officers, not to mention other charities like the leukemia and lymphoma society. I don't think some boneheaded comments should disqualify his family from a day of peace. The people making the comments only put themselves on the same level or worse.
    Last edited by ulukinatme; 02-18-2021, 05:56 PM.

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  • TorontoGold
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    Originally posted by ulukinatme View Post

    Yeah, I heard in the 80s Rush would have a segment on his show called "AIDs Update" where he would talk about gay and bisexual men that passed away. I don't condone it, it was controversial even then, but look how far we've come as a society in the last 30-35 years. Back then it was quite accepted to make fun of homosexuals, it's kind of cringeworthy when you go back and watch comedies and tv shoes from that period because there's gay jokes everywhere. It was the cool thing to do. Hell, even when we used to criticize something they didn't like people would say, "That's gay." Then it became, "That's retarded" or "Are you retarded?" Now it's "Are you Autistic?" Looks like we still have a ways to go, but maybe someday we'll get there. That being said, whatever Rush said 30+ years ago, it's different today. The stigma has been changed.

    People shouldn't be summed up by comments that were made a lifetime ago, and even if those comments are reprehensible today an eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind. We're better today than we were back then, no need to stoop down to that level.
    You can go through this and see an awful lot of things were said quite recently. https://people.com/politics/rush-lim...rsial-moments/

    2007 - “Barack, the Magic Negro,”

    I mean....that really wouldn't have been something good to say in 1988, let alone 2007.

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  • ulukinatme
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    Originally posted by fightingirish26 View Post

    I knew very little about him before yesterday. I knew the name, but that's not my sphere so I never listened or had any real reason to dig deep into him.

    Well, I learned a whole lot about him yesterday. He would have gloated about my death, so I actually think it's very good that people trashed him :)
    Yeah, I heard in the 80s Rush would have a segment on his show called "AIDs Update" where he would talk about gay and bisexual men that passed away. I don't condone it, it was controversial even then, but look how far we've come as a society in the last 30-35 years. Back then it was quite accepted to make fun of homosexuals, it's kind of cringeworthy when you go back and watch comedies and tv shoes from that period because there's gay jokes everywhere. It was the cool thing to do. Hell, even when we used to criticize something they didn't like people would say, "That's gay." Then it became, "That's retarded" or "Are you retarded?" Now it's "Are you Autistic?" Looks like we still have a ways to go, but maybe someday we'll get there. That being said, whatever Rush said 30+ years ago, it's different today. The stigma has been changed.

    People shouldn't be summed up by comments that were made a lifetime ago, and even if those comments are reprehensible today an eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind. We're better today than we were back then, no need to stoop down to that level.

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  • TorontoGold
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    Originally posted by ulukinatme View Post

    Was sad to see how many awful things people were saying about him on social media yesterday. I only listened to him maybe a few times over his long career, I'm not big on radio for anything other than music or the occasional morning show, but I'm not gonna kick a guy on the day he dies. Seems rather immature and disrespectful to family and friends. They had 50+ years to criticize him, take a day off.
    He was before my time so I didn't know about some of his antics, but the AIDS update stuff is pretty egregious.

    People didn't hate him because he was for traditional conservative values like fiscal responsibility and smaller government, it was because he was homophobic and made racially insensitive comments.

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  • fightingirish26
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    Originally posted by ulukinatme View Post

    Was sad to see how many awful things people were saying about him on social media yesterday. I only listened to him maybe a few times over his long career, I'm not big on radio for anything other than music or the occasional morning show, but I'm not gonna kick a guy on the day he dies. Seems rather immature and disrespectful to family and friends. They had 50+ years to criticize him, take a day off.
    I knew very little about him before yesterday. I knew the name, but that's not my sphere so I never listened or had any real reason to dig deep into him.

    Well, I learned a whole lot about him yesterday. He would have gloated about my death, so I actually think it's very good that people trashed him :)

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  • ulukinatme
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    Originally posted by Bishop2b5 View Post
    Rush Limbaugh passed away today at the age of 70 from lung cancer.
    Was sad to see how many awful things people were saying about him on social media yesterday. I only listened to him maybe a few times over his long career, I'm not big on radio for anything other than music or the occasional morning show, but I'm not gonna kick a guy on the day he dies. Seems rather immature and disrespectful to family and friends. They had 50+ years to criticize him, take a day off.

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  • Irish#1
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    Originally posted by Irish YJ View Post

    Not really a fan, but I know he did a ton of charity work, and donated a ton himself. He had several interests, but pretty sure he did a bunch for either cancer or leukemia. My personal favorite though was the Defend Betsy Ross situation.
    I didn't listen to him either, but he was huge.
    In December 2019, Talkers Magazine estimated that Limbaugh's show attracted a cumulative weekly audience of 15.5 million listeners to become the most-listened-to radio show in the United States.

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  • Irish YJ
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    Originally posted by Irish#1 View Post

    Voice for the conservative side for a long time. Like him or loathe him, he was a force in politics. Amassed wealth of $600M. RIP Rush.
    Not really a fan, but I know he did a ton of charity work, and donated a ton himself. He had several interests, but pretty sure he did a bunch for either cancer or leukemia. My personal favorite though was the Defend Betsy Ross situation.

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  • Irish#1
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    Originally posted by Bishop2b5 View Post
    Rush Limbaugh passed away today at the age of 70 from lung cancer.
    Voice for the conservative side for a long time. Like him or loathe him, he was a force in politics. Amassed wealth of $600M. RIP Rush.

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  • Cackalacky2.0
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    Inserts Grandpa Simpson Entering and leaving gif...

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  • Bishop2b5
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    Rush Limbaugh passed away today at the age of 70 from lung cancer.

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  • Irish#1
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    Former NFL wide receiver Vincent Jackson was found dead Monday in a Florida hotel room, according to The Hillsborough County (Florida) Sheriff's Office.

    The body of the 38-year-old Jackson was found at approximately 11:30 a.m. ET on Monday at the Homewood Suites in Brandon, Florida. Police said there were no apparent signs of trauma, and the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner's Office will determine the cause of death.

    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said it has opened an investigation.

    According to hotel staff, Jackson, who is a South Tampa resident, checked into the hotel on Jan. 11 and had been staying in a room since that date.

    Jackson's family reported him missing on Wednesday and a formal report was filed Thursday, but police located Jackson at the Homewood Suites on Friday. The missing persons case was canceled after Jackson's well-being was confirmed.

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  • Irish#1
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    I can remember when Larry had his big 1st Amendment trial over Hustler. He was in a wheel chair because someone tried to kill him during the trial and it left him paralyzed. Married 5 times. Very controversial figure.

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  • Irish YJ
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    Larry Flint... RI"P"

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  • Bishop2b5
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    Former NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer died last night at the age of 77 from Alzheimer's. He was HC of four teams, but probably best known for coaching the Browns and Chiefs. Schottenheimer was one of the NFL's 10 winningest coaches ever and his teams routinely won consistently during the regular season, but had a tendency to implode, fall victim to terrible luck, or otherwise come up short in the post-season.

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  • NDCrusader
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    Originally posted by GowerND11 View Post
    Pedro Gomez died yesterday. Always enjoyed him.
    Was at the ASU baseball scrimmage on Saturday and had planned to hook up with my buddy after they finished but he canceled cuz he forgot he and the wife had dinner plans at Pedro's. Was supposed to watch the Super Bowl with him last night but thankfully I had to bail due to elderly family members I'm responsible for. Glad I wasn't there when they got the news.

    The one time I got to talk some baseball with him was at a charity event he MC'd. Oddly enough, I'm in the background of the picture ASU used in their tweet. That's me sitting up on the balcony outside of Billy Beane's Moneyball office.

    If you haven't seen the coverage of him in Cuba with USA baseball, it's a must watch. Hopefully ESPN does a 30 fo 30 on his life.

    Prayers out to his family and friends.

    Last edited by NDCrusader; 02-17-2021, 05:01 PM.

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  • FightingIrishLover7
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    Originally posted by Bishop2b5 View Post
    I watched The Sound Of Music with my 9-year-old this past summer. Plummer was a fine actor. Not particularly common knowledge, but during filming of the movie, he and Charmian Carr who played oldest daughter Liesl, were having an affair. She was playing a 16-year-old and he her 40+ year old dad. In reality she was 22 and he was only 35. Both adults, but odd to be boinking your movie daughter.
    Sounds like she took that "you need someone older and wiser" (16 going on 17) line a little too far...

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  • Irishnuke
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    Originally posted by Irishize View Post
    Seemed like a great guy. Was cause of death mentioned?
    I read on ESPN it was unexpected

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  • Irishize
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    Originally posted by Irish#1 View Post
    58 is way too young.
    Seemed like a great guy. Was cause of death mentioned?

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  • Irish#1
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    Originally posted by GowerND11 View Post
    Pedro Gomez died yesterday. Always enjoyed him.
    58 is way too young.

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  • GowerND11
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    Pedro Gomez died yesterday. Always enjoyed him.

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