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  • Bob Whitmore passed yesterday at 73. Former Irish Basketball player from the 60s.

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    • Former Auburn coach Pat Dye passed away today at the age of 80 from liver and kidney failure. He'd been diagnosed with Covid-19 a month ago, but had been largely asymptomatic. Dye was a star lineman at UGA then spent several years as an assistant at Bama under Bryant before becoming a head coach and eventually getting the Auburn HC job.
      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
        Former Auburn coach Pat Dye passed away today at the age of 80 from liver and kidney failure. He'd been diagnosed with Covid-19 a month ago, but had been largely asymptomatic. Dye was a star lineman at UGA then spent several years as an assistant at Bama under Bryant before becoming a head coach and eventually getting the Auburn HC job.
        Dye was a very good coach and was AD at Auburn. IIRC his tenure ended due to some NCAA violation(s)?

        During Dye's interview for the head coaching job at Auburn, he was asked by a member of the search committee, "How long will it take you to beat Alabama?" Dye's reply was "60 minutes."[2] At Auburn, Dye achieved a record of 99–39–4 (71.1% win rate) over 12 seasons. His 99 wins are behind only Mike Donahue and Ralph Jordan for the most in school history. Under Dye's leadership, the Tigers won four Southeastern Conference championships (1983, 1987, 1988, 1989) and Dye became only the fourth coach in SEC history to win three straight (1987, 1988, 1989). He received SEC Coach of the Year honors in 1983, 1987 and 1988. Dye was also Auburn's Athletic Director from 1981 to 1991

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        • Former Baltimore/Washington Bullet's star Wed Unseld has passed. Not a tall center, but the guy knew how to rebound. Played on a championship team with Elvin Hayes.

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          • Former Pitt and Tennessee coach Johnny Majors has passed away at the age of 85. No cause of death has been announced yet.
            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
              Former Pitt and Tennessee coach Johnny Majors has passed away at the age of 85. No cause of death has been announced yet.
              I was in the stands when he brought his Pitt championship team into ND stadium in '76. The grass looked to be about 5" tall to slow down Tony Dorsett. First play Dorsett gets stuffed. Second play he goes something like 70 yards for a TD. lol

              Majors was a great coach.

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              • From the AP.

                Former Florida and NFL receiver Reche Caldwell was fatally shot Saturday night in his hometown.

                Caldwell’s mother, Deborah, did not return phone messages left by The Associated Press on Sunday, but confirmed her son’s death to the Tampa Bay Times.

                She said police told her they believe her son was ambushed outside his home in a possible robbery attempt.

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                • Carl Reiner passed at the young age of 98. He was very influential in the 60’s. Created the huge hit The Dick Van Dyke show. Worked a lot with Mel Brooks.

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                  • Originally posted by Irish#1 View Post
                    Carl Reiner passed at the young age of 98. He was very influential in the 60’s. Created the huge hit The Dick Van Dyke show. Worked a lot with Mel Brooks.
                    Also had a meathead for a kid.
                    "The problem with having a sense of humor is often that people you use it on aren't in a very good mood." - Lou Holtz

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                    • Originally posted by NDRock View Post
                      Also had a meathead for a kid.
                      What I instantly think of every time I hear his name
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                      • Dick Van Dyke show for me. Watching it right now ��

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                        • Beth Holtz has passed. Prayers out for Lou and his family.

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                          • Very sad. RIP Beth. Prayers to Lou and the family.
                            My two favorite football teams: Notre Dame, and whoever's playing Michigan.

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                            • RIP Beth.

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                              • That's rough! Prayers for Lou...RIP Beth!

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                                • Charlie Daniels died earlier this morning from a stroke at the age of 83.
                                  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
                                    Charlie Daniels died earlier this morning from a stroke at the age of 83.
                                    Saw him 5 or so years ago when he opened up for Travis Tritt at an Indy Casino. He still could set the fiddle on fire. Awesome concert even though both are decades away from their height of popularity. Both still sounded as good as they were in the 80s/90s.
                                    The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
                                    Of the big lake they called Gitche Gumee

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                                    • Originally posted by Bishop2b5 View Post
                                      Charlie Daniels died earlier this morning from a stroke at the age of 83.
                                      She finally got her golden fiddle back. C#%T

                                      <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="und" dir="ltr"><a href="https://t.co/OndOhbmB23">pic.twitter.com/OndOhbmB23</a></p>&mdash; Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) <a href="https://twitter.com/redsteeze/status/1280180673358094336?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 6, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

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                                      • Originally posted by Irishize View Post
                                        She finally got her golden fiddle back. C#%T

                                        <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="und" dir="ltr"><a href="https://t.co/OndOhbmB23">pic.twitter.com/OndOhbmB23</a></p>&mdash; Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) <a href="https://twitter.com/redsteeze/status/1280180673358094336?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 6, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
                                        YIKES! I have to admit that I laughed out loud though.
                                        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 - Chiefs salary cap
                                          The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
                                          Of the big lake they called Gitche Gumee

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                                          • "Chicken in a bread pan pickin' out dough"

                                            RIP Charlie.

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                                            • Originally posted by Irish#1 View Post
                                              "Chicken in a bread pan pickin' out dough"

                                              RIP Charlie.
                                              “Granny does ya dog bit no, child, no”

                                              RIP indeed

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                                              • Kelly Preston, wife of John Travolta, passed away yesterday from breast cancer at the age of 57.
                                                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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                                                • She is with Xenu now.

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                                                  • Originally posted by SeekNDestroy View Post
                                                    She is with Xenu now.
                                                    At the risk of getting sued by them or having Tom show up at my house and jump on my sofa, that entire cult is some kinda seriously wacko. Even the other nutjob cults look at them and think, "Whoa dude, dial it back."
                                                    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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                                                    • I hope she rediscovered God before she died.

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                                                      • RIP Grant Imahara from Mythbusters. Brain aneurysm is the rumor.

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                                                        • Originally posted by Chicago Domer View Post
                                                          I hope she rediscovered God before she died.
                                                          Amen

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                                                          • Originally posted by Ndaccountant View Post
                                                            RIP Grant Imahara from Mythbusters. Brain aneurysm is the rumor.
                                                            Just saw a write up about this. Didn't realize Grant worked on the Star Wars prequels and a lot of other work for ILM and other companies. I only knew about his history with Mythbusters. Very talented engineer.

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                                                            • Originally posted by Bishop2b5 View Post
                                                              At the risk of getting sued by them or having Tom show up at my house and jump on my sofa, that entire cult is some kinda seriously wacko. Even the other nutjob cults look at them and think, "Whoa dude, dial it back."
                                                              I've got news for ya.....All religion is a money grab. Wanna pray to a statue or deity, knock yourself out. The Tom statement made me laugh though. Well played.

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                                                              • Legendary British guitarist Peter Green passed away today. No cause of death was given. Green replaced Clapton in John Mayall's Blues Breakers and then went on to found Fleetwood Mac. He wrote Oh Well and Black Magic Woman, the latter of which became a big hit for Santana. After a few years in Fleetwood Mac, Green's behavior started becoming erratic and he was diagnosed as schizophrenic. Heavy drug use, including large amounts of LSD and mescaline, made things even worse and his career more or less ended. Extremely talented as a blues and rock guitarist, but not healthy enough to achieve the career his talent merited.
                                                                Last edited by Bishop2b5; 07-25-2020, 05:45 PM. Reason: typo
                                                                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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                                                                • I saw the news on Green earlier,... ‘Who did the original version of Black Magic Woman?’ is one of the best music trivia questions,... I’ve stumped many a music fan with that one.
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                                                                  • Peter Green Fleetwood Mac is best Fleetwood Mac. RIP

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                                                                    • Regis Philbin died at the age of 88.

                                                                      Great supporter of all things Irish.

                                                                      RIP.

                                                                      Cheers and Go Irish!!

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                                                                      • RIP Regis!

                                                                        Thank you for everything!

                                                                        My Mom used to watch his morning show on satellite out of New York before Kathy Lee joined him, long before I knew he was an ND alum.

                                                                        Here's a clip of his St Louis Late Night Show from the early 70's:

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                                                                        • RIP Regis. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

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                                                                          • RIP Regis. He had a great ride. I think his degree from ND was In sociology.

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                                                                            • Actor John Saxon has passed away at the age of 83. You sort of have to be of a certain age to know who he is, but if you grew up in the 70's, he was that guy who was in everything. He worked with Brando, Eastwood, starred alongside Bruce Lee (he was a martial arts expert), and made guest appearances on countless TV shows.

                                                                              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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                                                                              • Olivia de Havilland Passed away too. Gone With the Wind actress,...
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                                                                                • Originally posted by ACamp1900 View Post
                                                                                  Olivia de Havilland Passed away too. Gone With the Wind actress,...
                                                                                  Amazing to think any of the GWTW stars were still alive. She was the last at 104.
                                                                                  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 ACamp1900 View Post
                                                                                    Olivia de Havilland Passed away too. Gone With the Wind actress,...
                                                                                    More than just a GWTW star. Won two Oscars for other roles. She sure got her money’s worth out of life and then some.
                                                                                    Last edited by Irish#1; 07-27-2020, 06:17 AM.

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                                                                                    • Lou Henson has went to the big arena in the Sky. His combover was referred to as the Loudo. In the 80's, he had some stud teams at Illinois. The problem was the B1G had Purdue, IU and scUM rolling at that time. I’m sure Cruz remembers some of his teams. RIP Lou.
                                                                                      Last edited by Irish#1; 07-30-2020, 07:25 AM.

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                                                                                      • https://www.foxnews.com/politics/her...th-coronavirus

                                                                                        Herman Cain, former presidential candidate and business executive, died earlier today from Covid-19 at the age of 74.
                                                                                        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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                                                                                        • Alabama fan Harvey Updyke, poisoner of Auburn trees, dead at 71

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                                                                                          • This has always been a bizarre case for me. The guy spent, what, 80 days in the slammer? Completely justified. $800,000 in fines though, for trees? I get the trees were significant, but that seemed rather excessive. He only paid something like $7000 of that amount, and the replacements were set on fire a few years later by someone else. The whole thing was a bit much. Don't get me wrong, I'm indifferent to both Alabama and Auburn football, but at the end of the day....they were just trees. 80 days and $7000 felt like more than enough punishment.

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                                                                                            • Originally posted by ulukinatme View Post
                                                                                              This has always been a bizarre case for me. The guy spent, what, 80 days in the slammer? Completely justified. $800,000 in fines though, for trees? I get the trees were significant, but that seemed rather excessive. He only paid something like $7000 of that amount, and the replacements were set on fire a few years later by someone else. The whole thing was a bit much. Don't get me wrong, I'm indifferent to both Alabama and Auburn football, but at the end of the day....they were just trees. 80 days and $7000 felt like more than enough punishment.
                                                                                              Saw an article where "The combined cost to try to save the original trees, the planting of the new trees and improvements to Toomer's Corner totaled around $900,000..."

                                                                                              Looks like Harvey got off 100k light.

                                                                                              The whole thing just illustrates why we should drop Alabama from the U.S. Time to make America Somoa a state. Maybe we could instill some sort of pro/relegation system.
                                                                                              "The problem with having a sense of humor is often that people you use it on aren't in a very good mood." - Lou Holtz

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                                                                                              • Originally posted by NDRock View Post
                                                                                                Saw an article where "The combined cost to try to save the original trees, the planting of the new trees and improvements to Toomer's Corner totaled around $900,000..."

                                                                                                Looks like Harvey got off 100k light.

                                                                                                The whole thing just illustrates why we should drop Alabama from the U.S. Time to make America Somoa a state. Maybe we could instill some sort of pro/relegation system.
                                                                                                Who pays a million dollars to replant a couple trees? People in Alabama, that's who.

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                                                                                                • Originally posted by ulukinatme View Post
                                                                                                  Who pays a million dollars to replant a couple trees? People in Alabama, that's who.
                                                                                                  Gov’ment,... where a couple trees costs almost a million dollars,........
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                                                                                                  • Joe Kernan, former South Bend mayor and Indiana governor, dies at 74 (SBT)

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                                                                                                    • Originally posted by ulukinatme View Post
                                                                                                      Who pays a million dollars to replant a couple trees? People in Alabama, that's who.
                                                                                                      I think a lot of the money went into trying to decontaminate the ground around the trees, which Updyke had poisoned. He was a nut. Had no meaningful connection to Bama, but was a rabid fan from TX who took offense to some Auburn fans committing some minor vandalism on the Bama campus. He reminded me of someone who'd fried half his brain cells on alcohol or drugs and just wasn't all there. One of the more bizarre incidents in the history of sports rivalries.
                                                                                                      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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