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Offline dracnal

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #350: August 29, 2020, 01:20:33 AM »
https://variety.com/2020/film/news/chadwick-boseman-dead-dies-black-panther-1234753232/

Only 43.  Colon  cancer.

Holy crap! That's terrible! And I agree with bluestreak - this year just keeps finding new ways to suck harder.


Offline Dave in Fairfax

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« Reply #352: August 29, 2020, 11:44:15 PM »
Cliff Robinson, 53.

https://sports.yahoo.com/trail-blazers-u-conn-great-cliff-robinson-dies-at-53-151742817.html
He played for UConn while I was at Georgetown, so I saw him as a young player. RIP

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« Reply #353: August 30, 2020, 05:56:11 AM »
Cliff Robinson was the first All-American for UConn.  His being there led to many other greats coming to the school.

Cliff Robinson, 53.

https://sports.yahoo.com/trail-blazers-u-conn-great-cliff-robinson-dies-at-53-151742817.html

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Offline GburgNatsFan

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« Reply #357: August 31, 2020, 10:31:32 AM »
Jeez. The passing of an era in DC sports. Seemed like a great man.

John Thompson

http://wjla.com/news/local/former-georgetown-coach-john-thompson-dies

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« Reply #358: August 31, 2020, 11:54:48 AM »
He was a great man.  Besides the great coaching career, he would go into SEDC, NEDC, and PG County every year to get kids into basketball camps that were really tutoring sessions on non-public school topics.

Jeez. The passing of an era in DC sports. Seemed like a great man.


Offline Dave in Fairfax

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #359: September 02, 2020, 08:23:28 PM »
Tom Seaver

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« Reply #360: September 02, 2020, 08:35:53 PM »

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« Reply #361: September 02, 2020, 08:58:19 PM »
Tom Seaver

My childhood hero. Just wanted to be him when I was playing little league ball. :( 


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« Reply #363: September 02, 2020, 09:34:24 PM »
Was a big fan as a kid.  Sad to see him go. 

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« Reply #364: September 02, 2020, 09:36:11 PM »
Lived in Connecticut when he was pitching. Mostly a Yankees fan, except for Tom Seaver.

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« Reply #365: September 04, 2020, 12:32:20 AM »
NY Mets players wore dirt on their right knee tonight in honor of Seaver.

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« Reply #366: September 04, 2020, 08:21:56 AM »
NY Mets players wore dirt on their right knee tonight in honor of Seaver.
Nice touch. 

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« Reply #367: September 06, 2020, 06:46:57 PM »
Lou Brock. Not a good week for Hall of Famers.

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« Reply #368: September 06, 2020, 07:12:06 PM »
Lou Brock. Not a good week for Hall of Famers.
RIP

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #369: September 07, 2020, 12:01:44 PM »
Lou Brock. Not a good week for Hall of Famers.
3000 hit club.  Exciting player to watch. 

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #370: September 07, 2020, 01:10:54 PM »
Lou Brock. Not a good week for Hall of Famers.
'67 hooked me on baseball, so the '67 world series stands out in my mind.  He and Gibson killed the Red Sox.  That Cards team also had Curt Flood and the tail end of Maris (McCarver at the start of his career, too).  Red Sox team had RoTY runner up Reggie Smith (Carew was RoTY), Cy Young Jim Lonborg, Triple Crown Yaz, and was Dick Williams first pennant winner.

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« Reply #371: September 08, 2020, 01:27:28 AM »
'67 hooked me on baseball, so the '67 world series stands out in my mind.  He and Gibson killed the Red Sox.  That Cards team also had Curt Flood and the tail end of Maris (McCarver at the start of his career, too).  Red Sox team had RoTY runner up Reggie Smith (Carew was RoTY), Cy Young Jim Lonborg, Triple Crown Yaz, and was Dick Williams first pennant winner.

I saw this pic and thought it was a good one. Brock, Julian Javier and Bob Gibson celebrating that championship. Good article from St Louis Post dispatch too.

https://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/professional/hall-of-famer-lou-brock-who-stole-bases-and-cardinals-fans-hearts-dies-at-81/article_1fb0067d-7526-5d8c-b92d-4896a9b91e6b.html



I never saw him play, but Brock was my Dad’s favorite player because they both grew up in Louisiana and went to the same college (years apart).


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« Reply #372: September 10, 2020, 11:13:38 AM »
Diana Rigg  :'(

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« Reply #373: September 10, 2020, 11:43:04 AM »
Diana Rigg  :'(

She’s a human Rorschach test in whether you see her as Olenna Tyrell or Emma Peel.

Also not a good year for Bond Girls.

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« Reply #374: September 10, 2020, 11:44:34 AM »
Diana Rigg  :'(

Dame Diana Rigg to us commoners.

It's too bad. She was an icon.