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  • Perhaps Joseph Kennedy is regretting his choices?

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    • Very sad about Saoirse Kennedy Hill who was a sexual assault victim and another young person who did not escape depression and saw only suicide as a way out. An only child.

      While they may not each be named, Military Suicides Reach Highest Rate Since Record-Keeping Began After 9/11

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      • Not a household name to all, but a familiar name to football fans.

        Don Banks passed away at the young age of 56.

        Longtime NFL reporter and former Sports Illustrated writer Don Banks died Sunday. He was 56.

        Banks passed away in his sleep after attending the Hall of Fame ceremonies in Canton, Ohio.

        Banks was recently hired by the Las Vegas Review-Journal to cover the NFL.

        Banks had previously worked for Sports Illustrated's NFL team for over 16 years. He was known for his "Snap Judgments" column, which was a comprehensive roundup of every Sunday’s NFL action. He wrote his last Snap Judgments for SI in 2016.

        "Don was a brilliant reporter who never succumbed to cynicism or short cuts," SI's editor in chief Chris Stone said in a statement. "He was a journalist’s journalist, fierce in his pursuit of the story, but respectful of those he covered and those against whom he competed. He was generous with his knowledge, contacts and time to colleagues and competitors alike. There aren’t many like Brasco. Our heartfelt thoughts go to Alissa and his two sons, Matt and Micah."

        Banks's first piece for the Review-Journal was published Sunday. He wrote about what the Browns learned on the HBO series, "Hard Knocks."

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        • Rosie Ruiz passes at 66. Famous for cheating in the Boston Marathon and other races. Later in life went to prison for stealing $60K from the realty company she worked at. Also went to prison for cocaine trafficking.

          https://olympics.nbcsports.com/2019/...ston-marathon/

          https://www.runnersworld.com/news/a2...marathon-dies/

          From NBC sports
          An unknown who didn’t look or act like she had just run 26.2 miles, Ruiz finished first in the women’s division in Boston in 1980 in a then-record time of 2 hours, 31 minutes, 56 seconds. Even as she was awarded her medal and the traditional olive wreath, her competitors wondered how a woman they hadn’t ever heard of — or seen on the course — could have won.

          “We knew that she had jumped in. We, who knew what the marathon was, we got it,” Rodgers told The Associated Press on Thursday. “She wasn’t sweating enough; she had on a heavy shirt; she didn’t know about running.
          Last edited by Irish#1; 08-09-2019, 10:42 AM.

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          • Originally posted by Irish#1 View Post
            Rosie Ruiz passes at 66. Famous for cheating in the Boston Marathon and other races. Later in life went to prison for stealing $60K from the realty company she worked at. Also went to prison for cocaine trafficking.

            https://olympics.nbcsports.com/2019/...ston-marathon/

            https://www.runnersworld.com/news/a2...marathon-dies/

            From NBC sports
            An unknown who didn’t look or act like she had just run 26.2 miles, Ruiz finished first in the women’s division in Boston in 1980 in a then-record time of 2 hours, 31 minutes, 56 seconds. Even as she was awarded her medal and the traditional olive wreath, her competitors wondered how a woman they hadn’t ever heard of — or seen on the course — could have won.

            “We knew that she had jumped in. We, who knew what the marathon was, we got it,” Rodgers told The Associated Press on Thursday. “She wasn’t sweating enough; she had on a heavy shirt; she didn’t know about running.
            One of the greatest troll jobs ever. Andy Kaufman worthy

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            • RIP Easy Rider. Peter Fonda passed after a fight with cancer. Easy Rider wasn’t a well made movie, but it represented our generation and the fight against the “establishment “ and what he is best remembered for. A young actor by the name of Jack Nicholson had a small part in Easy Rider.

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              • Fonda thought that he had made a major environmental-social statement with the film that he created/directed entitled Idaho Transfer --- a very dark post-collapse film that few understood. (George Lucas made a better one with THX1138, and few understand that one either.) Fonda used to say when asked about our environmental and social stupidities and their inevitable bad impacts: Watch Idaho Transfer; it's all in there.

                I've watched it twice. If you are a serious person, and want to work at it, it's a rough meditation.

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                • Fonda was in a movie that scared the sh!t out of me as a kid. Race with the Devil. Just watched the trailer, corny, poorly made, bad acting (except for Hot Lips Houlihan) but immediately conjured up that spooky feeling.

                  RIP Pete

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                  • Former Longhorn, Chicago Bear and Bengal Cedric Benson dies in an accident. Benson was only behind Earl Campbell in many Texas rushing records. His passenger was also killed in the accident

                    Former Texas Running Back Cedric Benson Dies in Motorcycle Accident at 36

                    https://www.si.com/nfl/2019/08/18/ce...-bears-bengals

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                    • Originally posted by Irish#1 View Post
                      Former Longhorn, Chicago Bear and Bengal Cedric Benson dies in an accident. Benson was only behind Earl Campbell in many Texas rushing records. His passenger was also killed in the accident

                      Former Texas Running Back Cedric Benson Dies in Motorcycle Accident at 36

                      https://www.si.com/nfl/2019/08/18/ce...-bears-bengals
                      He was way ahead of Campbell but well behind Ricky Williams.

                      Shame what happened to him. As an AMA member I will say, You wanna ride a motorcycle, get a dirt bike and stay off the road.

                      As a Bears fan I still say he was the dumbest draft pick of all time. They had just signed Thomas Jones from the Jets and passed on a lot of talent to add a second RB. That list includes (going to the NFL draft board to get the bad news)

                      DeMarcus Ware
                      Derrrick Johnson
                      Thomas Davis
                      Pacman Jones
                      Shawn Merriman
                      Carlos Rogers & his sister Erin

                      Mostly though, it ended up missing out on Roddy White. We all wanted him , Braylon Edwards or Troy Williamson. I liked Williamson at the time and he busted in Minnesota so there's that.

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                      • Friend of mine from way back in High School took his life last week RIP to an amazing human being that would open accept anyone to be his friend always put a smile on peoples faces around him.

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                        • RIP brick's friend.

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                          • Originally posted by brick4956 View Post
                            Friend of mine from way back in High School took his life last week RIP to an amazing human being that would open accept anyone to be his friend always put a smile on peoples faces around him.
                            Seems there are many who take their life hide their demons very well. RIP young man.

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                            • Valerie Harper died this morning after a long battle with cancer. Most of us remember her as Rhoda from the Mary Tyler Moore Show and then her own series.

                              https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/celebri...cid=spartanntp
                              Winners see success and want to climb up to its level. Losers see success and want to drag it down to their own.

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                              • Originally posted by Bishop2b5 View Post
                                Valerie Harper died this morning after a long battle with cancer. Most of us remember her as Rhoda from the Mary Tyler Moore Show and then her own series.

                                https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/celebri...cid=spartanntp
                                While I was born in the 70s, I remember her most from the Hogan Family. I though she was a hot milf in the 80s...
                                The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
                                Of the big lake they called Gitche Gumee

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                                • Very long fight. She gave it a very good battle.

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                                  • https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/mark...cid=spartanntp

                                    T. Boone Pickens, oil billionaire and major funder of Oklahoma State, has passed away at the age of 91.
                                    Winners see success and want to climb up to its level. Losers see success and want to drag it down to their own.

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                                    • Originally posted by Bishop2b5 View Post
                                      https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/mark...cid=spartanntp

                                      T. Boone Pickens, oil billionaire and major funder of Oklahoma State, has passed away at the age of 91.
                                      Pickens practically built their athletic facilities.

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                                      • Originally posted by Irish#1 View Post
                                        Pickens practically built their athletic facilities.
                                        He had donated over $500 million to just them.

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                                        • Eddie Money has left us. Died from complications from a heart valve.

                                          RIP and take me home tonight Eddie.

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                                          • Originally posted by Irish#1 View Post
                                            Eddie Money has left us. Died from complications from a heart valve.

                                            RIP and take me home tonight Eddie.
                                            Yep. Sad day. Eddie was alright.

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                                            • Originally posted by Irish#1 View Post
                                              Eddie Money has left us. Died from complications from a heart valve.

                                              RIP and take me home tonight Eddie.
                                              Dang. I can only imagine that Take Me Home Tonight will be the #1 played song at the local bars this evening.

                                              RIP
                                              "Fvck Michigan" - The World

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                                              • Originally posted by Henges24 View Post
                                                Dang. I can only imagine that Take Me Home Tonight will be the #1 played song at the local bars this evening.

                                                RIP
                                                Or Two Tickets to Paradise.

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                                                • A few years ago he played at a summer festival about 3 blocks from my house. I didn't get to go see the show, but sat out on my deck and could hear him very clearly. I know he announced just last month that he had stage 4 esophageal cancer and I was afraid this day would come all too soon.
                                                  Winners see success and want to climb up to its level. Losers see success and want to drag it down to their own.

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                                                  • Originally posted by Irish#1 View Post
                                                    Or Two Tickets to Paradise.
                                                    I'm a young gun so I actually forgot he sang that one too. Excellent song.
                                                    "Fvck Michigan" - The World

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                                                    • Rick Ocasek, co-founder & frontman of The Cars, was found dead in his home on Sunday. He was 75.

                                                      https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news...cid=spartanntp
                                                      Winners see success and want to climb up to its level. Losers see success and want to drag it down to their own.

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                                                      • The Cars were an underrated band IMO. Should have been inducted into the HOF a long time ago.

                                                        Robert Palmer succinctly described their sound as a combination of “punk minimalism, the labyrinthine synthesizer and guitar textures of art rock, the ’50s rockabilly revival and the melodious terseness of power pop.”

                                                        So what Palmer said was, They have their own unique sound.

                                                        RIP Rick.

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                                                        • Originally posted by Bishop2b5 View Post
                                                          Rick Ocasek, co-founder & frontman of The Cars, was found dead in his home on Sunday. He was 75.

                                                          https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news...cid=spartanntp
                                                          Another music hero from my younger days. Hard to take seeing these guys pass on.

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                                                          • I can't hear or think of Ocasek and the Cars without seeing his head on a fly like in the You Might Think video....
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                                                            • Heisman winner Howard “Hopalong” Cassady passed away.
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                                                              • Originally posted by ACamp1900 View Post
                                                                Heisman winner Howard “Hopalong” Cassady passed away.
                                                                When I was a little tike, Saturday westerns were very big. Hopalong Cassidy was on along with Sky King, Roy Rogers, The Texas Rangers, Zoro and many more.

                                                                RIP Cowboy

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                                                                • Originally posted by Irish#1 View Post
                                                                  When I was a little tike, Saturday westerns were very big. Hopalong Cassidy was on along with Sky King, Roy Rogers, The Texas Rangers, Zoro and many more.

                                                                  RIP Cowboy
                                                                  Rogers and Dale Evans spent their later years in my hometown. They had a museum just down the road from where I grew up that closed shortly after Evans passed.
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                                                                  • Originally posted by Irish#1 View Post
                                                                    When I was a little tike, Saturday westerns were very big. Hopalong Cassidy was on along with Sky King, Roy Rogers, The Texas Rangers, Zoro and many more.

                                                                    RIP Cowboy
                                                                    As you know I'm a bit younger, but that stuff was still on while I was tike. Don't forget the Long Ranger and Rawhide.
                                                                    The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
                                                                    Of the big lake they called Gitche Gumee

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                                                                    • Originally posted by Irish YJ View Post
                                                                      As you know I'm a bit younger, but that stuff was still on while I was tike. Don't forget the Long Ranger and Rawhide.

                                                                      I wasn't allowed to watch porn when I was little. lol

                                                                      Rawhide, Bonanza, Wagon Train all were prime time shows IIRC. There was also The Rebel, Maverick, Cheyenne, Wyatt Earp, Branded and Chuck Conner as, "The Rifleman".

                                                                      A quick google said there were over 100 westerns on TV during the 50's and 60's.

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                                                                      • Originally posted by Irish#1 View Post
                                                                        I wasn't allowed to watch porn when I was little. lol

                                                                        Rawhide, Bonanza, Wagon Train all were prime time shows IIRC. There was also The Rebel, Maverick, Cheyenne, Wyatt Earp, Branded and Chuck Conner as, "The Rifleman".

                                                                        A quick google said there were over 100 westerns on TV during the 50's and 60's.
                                                                        I got the reruns lol. I remember wanting to stay up later in the late 70s to catch Rowdy Yates on CH20 (or maybe it was 40).

                                                                        Lol on the long ranger.Good catch.

                                                                        I googled and there is actually a movie with that name. Are you slipping up and announcing some of your favorite retro inventory?
                                                                        The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
                                                                        Of the big lake they called Gitche Gumee

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                                                                        • Sid Haig died on September 21. Surprised no one caught that. Did a lot of what used to be called "B" movies. Dude was 80. Would have never guessed that. RIP Sid.

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                                                                          • Originally posted by Irish#1 View Post
                                                                            Sid Haig died on September 21. Surprised no one caught that. Did a lot of what used to be called "B" movies. Dude was 80. Would have never guessed that. RIP Sid.
                                                                            I was just looking this guy up the other day. Damn, RIP

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                                                                            • Originally posted by Irish#1 View Post
                                                                              Sid Haig died on September 21. Surprised no one caught that. Did a lot of what used to be called "B" movies. Dude was 80. Would have never guessed that. RIP Sid.
                                                                              I recognize him from House of 1000 Corpses, but when you look back at his IMDB it's like...wow. Dude was in just about everything.

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                                                                              • Sid was awesome. Loved his Captain Spaulding character (Rob Zombie movies). I think they are getting ready to release the 3rd in the series. Didn't realize he was that old.

                                                                                RIP Sid.
                                                                                The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
                                                                                Of the big lake they called Gitche Gumee

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                                                                                • Bill Bidwell owner of the Arizona Cardinals has left the game.

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                                                                                  • British drumming legend and Cream co-founder Ginger Baker passed away this morning at the age of 80. He was immensely talented and widely regarded as one of the top few drummers in rock history, but also had a reputation for being almost impossible to get along with. Often violent and angry, he tended to alienate family and bandmates throughout his life and seemed to have a strained relationship at best with pretty much everyone he knew.

                                                                                    His family had reported about a week ago that he was hospitalized in critical condition. Years of heavy smoking and substance abuse (he'd been a long time heroin addict) certainly didn't help. No cause of death has been given yet, but he'd had COPD and serious heart issues in recent years and it's likely that his death is related to those problems.

                                                                                    https://www.usatoday.com/story/enter...80/3890200002/
                                                                                    Winners see success and want to climb up to its level. Losers see success and want to drag it down to their own.

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                                                                                    • Originally posted by Bishop2b5 View Post
                                                                                      British drumming legend and Cream co-founder Ginger Baker passed away this morning at the age of 80. He was immensely talented and widely regarded as one of the top few drummers in rock history, but also had a reputation for being almost impossible to get along with. Often violent and angry, he tended to alienate family and bandmates throughout his life and seemed to have a strained relationship at best with pretty much everyone he knew.

                                                                                      His family had reported about a week ago that he was hospitalized in critical condition. Years of heavy smoking and substance abuse (he'd been a long time heroin addict) certainly didn't help. No cause of death has been given yet, but he'd had COPD and serious heart issues in recent years and it's likely that his death is related to those problems.

                                                                                      https://www.usatoday.com/story/enter...80/3890200002/
                                                                                      The man was a legend. Going back to my teens I remember hearing a story the he had heart issues back in 60’s. He was told that if he continued to play like he did he would give himself a heart attack. Dude proved the doctors wrong.

                                                                                      RIP Ginger and thanks for Cream. You as well Eric and Jack.
                                                                                      Last edited by Irish#1; 10-07-2019, 06:31 AM.

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                                                                                      • Originally posted by Irish#1 View Post
                                                                                        The man was a legend. Going back to my teens I remember hearing a story the he had heart issues back in 60’s. He was told that if he continued to play like he did he would give himself a heart attack. Dude proved the doctors wrong.

                                                                                        RIP Ginger and thanks for Cream.
                                                                                        Yeah, his drumming was extraordinary and unique. Sort of an angry, mad genius who had a huge influence on generations of rock drummers.
                                                                                        Winners see success and want to climb up to its level. Losers see success and want to drag it down to their own.

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                                                                                        • RIP



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                                                                                          The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
                                                                                          Of the big lake they called Gitche Gumee

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                                                                                          • https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/new...cid=spartanntp

                                                                                            Robert Forster, Oscar nominated actor, has passed away from brain cancer at the age of 78. Forster has appeared in several TV shows and more than 100 movies, but is perhaps best know from his role in Breaking Bad as Ed, the guy who owns the vacuum repair shop that serves as a front for his business of getting people a new identity and life.
                                                                                            Winners see success and want to climb up to its level. Losers see success and want to drag it down to their own.

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                                                                                            • Originally posted by Bishop2b5 View Post
                                                                                              https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/new...cid=spartanntp

                                                                                              Robert Forster, Oscar nominated actor, has passed away from brain cancer at the age of 78. Forster has appeared in several TV shows and more than 100 movies, but is perhaps best know from his role in Breaking Bad as Ed, the guy who owns the vacuum repair shop that serves as a front for his business of getting people a new identity and life.
                                                                                              Yikes. I said to my woman this morning (while she was watching El Camino at 5am), "HEy, that guys died, how long have they been shooting this movie?". She's gonna freak. She's already worried that I'm some sorta warlock because of some weird stuff friends have told her about my family. (LOOOONG story worthy of a thread in the off season but maybe too strange to share on the other hand.)

                                                                                              Anyways, rest in peace Mr Forster.

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                                                                                              • Jackie Brown is so underrated,... one of QTs better films imo
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                                                                                                • Former Raider and NFL Films legend Willie Brown passed away...
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                                                                                                  • Little Feat guitarist Paul Barrere died yesterday at the age of 71. No cause of death has been given, but he's been battling liver cancer for the past few years and missed the band's current tour due to health issues. I've been a Little Feat fan since my high school days in the 70's and got to see them when they played at Bama during homecoming weekend my freshman year.

                                                                                                    https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news...cid=spartanntp
                                                                                                    Winners see success and want to climb up to its level. Losers see success and want to drag it down to their own.

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                                                                                                    • Former Lion and Spartan Charles Rogers dead at 38 from liver failure, cancer.

                                                                                                      https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/...ate-wr-dies-38
                                                                                                      60% of the time, it works every time.

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