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Online bluestreak

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #25: January 23, 2020, 02:24:22 PM »
That's both of them now, right?  McNeil was older, I think. And stepped away far sooner.

Robert McNeil is still alive. He's 89

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« Reply #26: January 23, 2020, 02:42:28 PM »
Robert McNeil is still alive. He's 89

He retired so much sooner. I thought for sure he was a decade older.

Thanks.

I've read two of Lehrer's novels, and The Story of English, which Robert McNeil co-authored.  Good stuff.

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« Reply #27: January 23, 2020, 08:26:53 PM »
He retired so much sooner. I thought for sure he was a decade older.

Thanks.

I've read two of Lehrer's novels, and The Story of English, which Robert McNeil co-authored.  Good stuff.

Pretty sure it's actually Robin and not Robert. 

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« Reply #28: January 23, 2020, 09:09:53 PM »
Pretty sure it's actually Robin and not Robert.

Called Robin, his name is Robert. So... Canadian. :)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_MacNeil

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« Reply #29: January 23, 2020, 09:23:50 PM »
Called Robin, his name is Robert. So... Canadian. :)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_MacNeil

Ah, got it.  Thank you. 


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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #31: January 26, 2020, 02:48:37 PM »
Barrage of tweets in the past ten minutes saying Kobe Bryant was just killed in a chopper crash in Calabasas, California.

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« Reply #32: January 26, 2020, 02:55:49 PM »
Barrage of tweets in the past ten minutes saying Kobe Bryant was just killed in a chopper crash in Calabasas, California.

Just heard. Horrible.  Five dead

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« Reply #33: January 26, 2020, 03:02:41 PM »
Barrage of tweets in the past ten minutes saying Kobe Bryant was just killed in a chopper crash in Calabasas, California.
I’ve seen news about the crash but nothing to confirm he was onboard. Hopefully that’s wrong.

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« Reply #34: January 26, 2020, 03:05:56 PM »
I’ve seen news about the crash but nothing to confirm he was onboard. Hopefully that’s wrong.

Whether he was on board or not, five people are dead.

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« Reply #35: January 26, 2020, 03:06:33 PM »
TMZ says his wife and kids were not with him

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« Reply #36: January 26, 2020, 03:10:33 PM »
Whether he was on board or not, five people are dead.
True dat. It has been confirmed though.

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« Reply #37: January 26, 2020, 03:36:46 PM »
Kobe and Rick Fox so far have been reported as former NBA players who were on board that helicopter when it crashed.

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« Reply #38: January 26, 2020, 03:46:31 PM »
Kobe and Rick Fox so far have been reported as former NBA players who were on board that helicopter when it crashed.

Fox’s daughter says he wasn’t onboard

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« Reply #39: January 26, 2020, 04:46:21 PM »
Kobe’s 13 year old daughter Gigi was on board

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« Reply #40: January 26, 2020, 05:00:10 PM »
Trying to remember good things. Got me thinking about this game. Good times.


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« Reply #41: January 26, 2020, 06:06:55 PM »
Tough watching the wizards pregame. Brooks is a mess.

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« Reply #42: January 26, 2020, 06:08:29 PM »
Tough watching the wizards pregame. Brooks is a mess.
Saw that.

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« Reply #43: January 26, 2020, 06:28:23 PM »
8 second violations followed by a 24 second violation to pay tribute to Kobe. Several teams are doing the same

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« Reply #44: January 26, 2020, 08:41:17 PM »
Now reporting that 9 people died on the helicopter.

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« Reply #45: January 26, 2020, 09:18:38 PM »
The baseball coach at orange coast college, his wife, and daughter were onboard.

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« Reply #46: January 26, 2020, 11:11:09 PM »
I don’t like basketball and really didn’t care one way or another about Kobe and yet I still feel stunned and like I’ve been punched in the stomach, the pics with his daughter just kill me :(

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« Reply #47: January 26, 2020, 11:29:40 PM »
I don’t like basketball and really didn’t care one way or another about Kobe and yet I still feel stunned and like I’ve been punched in the stomach, the pics with his daughter just kill me :(

Agreed. Just horrible.

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« Reply #48: January 27, 2020, 12:54:45 AM »

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« Reply #49: January 27, 2020, 09:23:54 AM »
I’m really surprised they played games yesterday.