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  • PapaIrish37
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    Quotes by both Bird and Russell about what an outstanding gentleman he was (Bird - the man I try to be but don’t have enough time to ever work at it enough and Russell - if there is one man I want one of my sons to be like it’s him) speak to that as successful as he was in basketball he was just as successful in life off the court. He and Heinson both gone within about a month.

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  • Bishop2b5
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    KC Jones, legendary player and coach of the Celtics, has passed away at the age of 88. Jones won several titles as a teammate of Bill Russell for the Celtics, then later became the Celtics head coach in the 80's during the Bird era, guiding them to 2 more titles. Very few men were more successful in the basketball world than Jones.

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  • Greenore
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    Originally posted by Greenore View Post
    Not relevant to my American brothers, but Rick is one of the Top 10. Greatly influenced my life. He was my defensive coach and Aurelio was my offensive coach over 40 years ago.

    In 2015, I wrote that we visited ND for the USC game. Rick asked us to light candles for him (just diagnosed with ALS) and Aurel. We all did and said our prayers at the Grotto and thanked the Almighty for having such exceptional coaches/teachers and friends.

    God bless you Coach, thanks for all the lessons and RIP.

    Cheers and as always, Go Irish!!

    https://lethbridgeherald.com/sports/...h-passes-away/
    2020 has taken a lot from me and close friends. Posted this earlier and it keeps on coming. Lost both of my coaches this year. "Rel" passed away a few days ago. Alzheimer's is cruel. Far more than a coach, he was a wonderful man and helped me become the person I am. I hope I live to his expectations.

    Very happy that I contributed to build a new football facility that will be named in their honor... while they were both alive, to recognize their contributions.

    https://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.c...lo-aurelio-rel

    I won't muddy this thread again. God Bless you Coach Delbello and let Perpetual Light shine Upon You. Thanks for everything!!

    Cheers and Go Irish!!

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  • Legacy
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    Originally posted by Bishop2b5 View Post
    John le Carré, British novelist, passed away yesterday at the age of 89. Born David John Moore Cornwell, he actually served as an intelligence officer for both MI5 and MI6 during the 50's and 60's, and adopted the pen name le Carré due to British Intelligence prohibitions against officers publishing under their own name.

    le Carré raised spy fiction to a whole new level and many of his books, such as The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, Smiley's People, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and The Russia House are classics which have been made into successful movies.
    A favorite author. Each time I discover a new book that I had not read, I think of Graham Greene. Le Carre (Cornwell) so brilliantly presents us with his characters facing moral choices in a gray, largely unknown to us, world. I'll bet a number of his other books will also be made into movies. Farewell and thank you.

    The films of his books attracted some of our greatest actors.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catego..._le_Carr%C3%A9 (films)

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/14/m...e-netflix.html (TV adaptions)
    Last edited by Legacy; 12-24-2020, 04:24 PM.

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  • Bishop2b5
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    Leslie West, the guitarist for the rock band Mountain, passed away today from heart failure at the age of 75. He and Mountain were best known for their classic rock hit Mississippi Queen and for playing at Woodstock in '69.

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  • Irishnuke
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    Greene was roided up during his time in the NFL. Wouldn’t surprise me if that contributed to his early death.

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  • Rogue219
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    Kevin Greene was one of my favorite players growing up. Too young to pass away. More shitty news for a calendar year that can't end soon enough.

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  • Irish2155
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    Originally posted by Bishop2b5 View Post
    Former NFL player Kevin Greene died yesterday at the age of 58. Greene played at Auburn, followed by a long NFL career with multiple teams. He ranks 3rd all time in the NFL in sacks and was inducted into the HOF a few years ago. No cause of death has been announced yet, though his death was said to be sudden and unexpected.
    Oh wow...certainly didn't see this one coming. RIP. He was a wild man on the field.

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  • Bishop2b5
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    Former NFL player Kevin Greene died yesterday at the age of 58. Greene played at Auburn, followed by a long NFL career with multiple teams. He ranks 3rd all time in the NFL in sacks and was inducted into the HOF a few years ago. No cause of death has been announced yet, though his death was said to be sudden and unexpected.

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  • zelezo vlk
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    Yup

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  • Irish YJ
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    Did Little Drummer Girl and Night Manager too, right?

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  • zelezo vlk
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    Just saw that, just awful

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  • Bishop2b5
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    John le Carré, British novelist, passed away yesterday at the age of 89. Born David John Moore Cornwell, he actually served as an intelligence officer for both MI5 and MI6 during the 50's and 60's, and adopted the pen name le Carré due to British Intelligence prohibitions against officers publishing under their own name.

    le Carré raised spy fiction to a whole new level and many of his books, such as The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, Smiley's People, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and The Russia House are classics which have been made into successful movies.

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  • Irish#1
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    Mentioned to My wife he passed. Her comment, “I saw that but didn’t realize he was black.” Lol
    Died from COVID-19. They suspect he picked it up last month when receiving the lifetime achievement award. Watch the video. He didn’t look anywhere near 86. RIP Charlie and when you get to heaven, Kiss that angel good morning.

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  • Irish YJ
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    Originally posted by Bishop2b5 View Post
    I hate to hear that. I'm not much of a country fan, but Charley had a nice voice and a winning personality. By all accounts, he was a genuinely good, humble guy liked by everyone. A great loss to the music world.
    Yup. Very good and humble guy. Didn't see color. Broke traditional stereotypes. And embraced by all the red neck racist country fans. He made a comment like "I didn't know I had to be white to sing country. I just used my voice to sing what I like". Huge loss to Country music, and music in general.

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  • Bishop2b5
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    Originally posted by Irish YJ View Post
    Rest in peace Mocking Bird.
    I hate to hear that. I'm not much of a country fan, but Charley had a nice voice and a winning personality. By all accounts, he was a genuinely good, humble guy liked by everyone. A great loss to the music world.

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  • Irish YJ
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    Rest in peace Mocking Bird.

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    Last edited by Irish YJ; 12-12-2020, 05:03 PM.

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  • Bishop2b5
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    Originally posted by Irish2155 View Post
    Deebo passed yesterday. "That's my bike, punk"

    One of the funniest movies ever.
    He was great in that role. Completely over the top. Great movie. Hate to hear of his passing.

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  • Irish2155
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    Deebo passed yesterday. "That's my bike, punk"

    One of the funniest movies ever.

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  • Bishop2b5
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    Former NFL and Bama coach Ray Perkins died today at the age of 79.

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  • Irish#1
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    Yeager was known to many as the guy that broke the sound barrier, but he was also an "Ace" during WWII IIRC. A true American hero.

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  • Bishop2b5
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    Originally posted by Sea Turtle View Post
    RIP Chuck Yeager.
    I didn't realize Yeager was quite that old. He lived a heck of a life. I still remember his cameo in The Right Stuff as the shuffling old guy sweeping the floor at the bar. Heck of a pilot.

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  • Irish YJ
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    Originally posted by Sea Turtle View Post
    RIP Chuck Yeager.
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  • Sea Turtle
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    RIP Chuck Yeager.

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  • BobbyMac
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    I have a picture of me & my Dad as he gave Allen a Lucky Strike while he was on deck during a July 4th game vs the O's in '72. Also have that signed ticket by Allen & Carlos May. My old man was a union official with the USW so we got to sit on the dugout a lot during Allen's years in Chicago. After that, Dick would call my dad, Mr. Lucky.

    Just looked up the box score. Sox lost 2-1 and of course Allen had a HR.

    RIP and thanks for the memories.

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  • Irish YJ
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    Originally posted by Irishize View Post
    Former ROY & MVP Dick Allen passed away today. I think he’ll eventually get inducted into the HoF. If so, he deserved to be enshrined while he was still with us.

    One of my favorite all-time covers of SI is Dick Allen juggling baseballs in the dugout with a cigarette dangling from his mouth. Sporting those sweet 70s era red Chicago White Sox uni made it that much more cool.
    Yup. Throwback great.

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  • Legacy
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    Former Lake County author Kittredge dies in Montana

    William Kittredge, who grew up in Eastern Oregon on his family’s historic MC Ranch near Adel in Lake County and who was regarded by many as the dean of Western writers, died Friday, Dec. 4 in Montana.

    Kittredge, 88, is the author of several books, including his memoir, “Hole In the Sky,” a book edited with Annick Smith, “The Last Best Place: A Montana Anthology,” and books of essays, “Owning It All,” “The Nature of Generosity” and “Balancing Water: Restoring the Klamath Basin,” which was published in 2000 and featured photographs by Tupper Ansel Blake of Dorris and Madeleine Graham Blake of Klamath Falls. (cont)
    I can recommend Last Best Place, an anthology of some of the greatest stories and storytellers of the American West, which he co-edited.

    Among his many honors was a National Humanities Award by then-President Bill Clinton in 1994. Two of his books, “Hole In The Sky” and “Owning It All,” recall his impressions of growing up in southeastern Oregon. He is often critical of his family, himself and damage created by irresponsible ranching and farming.

    ”We thought we were doing God’s work out there,” said Kittredge of life on the MC Ranch. “We found out that some of that ‘big’ ag doesn’t work.” “Hole In The Sky,” in which Kittredge chronicles his personal failures, won the PEN West Award in 1992 for best nonfiction book of the year. He also co-edited “The Last Best Place: A Montana Anthology” in 1988 and co-authored nine novels in the Cord series of Westerns. “Who Won the West” was published in 1996. His novel, “The Willow Field,” was published in 2006.
    Last edited by Legacy; 12-07-2020, 10:20 PM.

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  • Irishize
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    Former ROY & MVP Dick Allen passed away today. I think he’ll eventually get inducted into the HoF. If so, he deserved to be enshrined while he was still with us.

    One of my favorite all-time covers of SI is Dick Allen juggling baseballs in the dugout with a cigarette dangling from his mouth. Sporting those sweet 70s era red Chicago White Sox uni made it that much more cool.

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  • ShamrockOnHelmet
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    Originally posted by IHateMarkMay View Post
    For Trebek's replacemtn, I'd prefer Austin Rogers. He is the bartender from Boston (I think) who won a good bit, was smart, and was at home on the show.

    Ehhh, hard pass. He comes off as a real toolbag...

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  • Bishop2b5
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    https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/da...?ocid=msedgntp

    David Lander, who is most famous for playing Squiggy on Laverne & Shirley, has passed away at the age of 73 from MS.

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  • Irish YJ
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    Originally posted by johnnycando View Post
    “El mano de Dios.”

    Indeed sir, indeed.

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  • johnnycando
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    “El mano de Dios.”

    Indeed sir, indeed.

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  • Irish YJ
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    RIP Diego.

    One of my fav OGs. He certainly had a unique life.


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  • zelezo vlk
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    Maradona

    Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord

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  • Irishize
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    Originally posted by Bishop2b5 View Post
    Former Pro Bowler and Dolphin safety Jake Scott died yesterday at the age of 75 from a head injury he suffered in a fall at his Atlanta home. Scott was the MVP of Super Bowl VII that capped off the Dolphins' perfect season.
    Perennial All-Pro and wasn’t afraid to sport some mutton chops &/or a fu Manchu. RIP.

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  • Irish#1
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    Originally posted by Bishop2b5 View Post
    Former Pro Bowler and Dolphin safety Jake Scott died yesterday at the age of 75 from a head injury he suffered in a fall at his Atlanta home. Scott was the MVP of Super Bowl VII that capped off the Dolphins' perfect season.
    He had a reputation of being a hard hitter. RIP Jake.

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  • Bishop2b5
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    Former Pro Bowler and Dolphin safety Jake Scott died yesterday at the age of 75 from a head injury he suffered in a fall at his Atlanta home. Scott was the MVP of Super Bowl VII that capped off the Dolphins' perfect season.

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  • zelezo vlk
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    I saw somebody say Ernie Johnson and I'd actually love that.

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  • Irish#1
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    I was always disappointed that sports played a very small role, particularly with how sports is so ingrained in our lives. You can always count on some form of literature being a category almost every night.

    I'll take quiz show host for $500 Alex.

    A: This gentleman who was the original host of jeopardy from 1964 - 1975, also died from pancreatic cancer!

    Who is Art Fleming.

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  • GowerND11
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    Originally posted by IHateMarkMay View Post
    For Trebek's replacemtn, I'd prefer Austin Rogers. He is the bartender from Boston (I think) who won a good bit, was smart, and was at home on the show.

    I like him!

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  • IHateMarkMay
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    For Trebek's replacemtn, I'd prefer Austin Rogers. He is the bartender from Boston (I think) who won a good bit, was smart, and was at home on the show.

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  • Irishize
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    RIP to Celtic great Tommy Heinsohn. He was a part of 10 NBA titles as player & coach. Also, starred in those Miller Lite ads from the 80s & did some analysis work on tv for NBA games.

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  • GowerND11
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    You need someone smart, a lifelong learner, and very articulate so they can pronounce some of the words, read the questions well, etc. What made Trebek so great was that he made sure he knew what he was saying.

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  • Bishop2b5
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    How 'bout this guy?

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  • ulukinatme
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    Gonna be hard to find someone to replace Trebek. Should be someone distinguished and intelligent, but not completely stuffy.

    I'm thinking Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.

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  • Irish YJ
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    Originally posted by NorthDakota View Post
    Lol call up Pat Sajak and take whoever he recommends
    I just hope they don't go "young and hip".....
    Keep Jeopardy great...

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  • NorthDakota
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    Originally posted by Irish YJ View Post
    Hard to think of anyone likeable lol... Give me Alfonso Ribeiro
    Lol call up Pat Sajak and take whoever he recommends

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  • Irish YJ
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    Originally posted by NorthDakota View Post
    Why not someone likable
    Hard to think of anyone likeable lol... Give me Alfonso Ribeiro

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  • NorthDakota
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    Originally posted by NDdomer2 View Post
    Why not Jennings?
    Why not someone likable

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  • NDdomer2
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    Originally posted by Irishize View Post
    Saw where George Stephanopolous’ reps have reached out to see if there was interest in him replacing Trbek. He get an emphatic ‘no’ from me. I’d go w/ Conan O’Brien. I’m sure there are others out there as well that I haven’t considered.
    Why not Jennings?

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