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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #450: October 12, 2020, 03:55:13 PM »
There was an entire website devoted to firing him lol
Still better than what they have now.

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« Reply #451: October 12, 2020, 10:10:23 PM »
494.4 Career WAR had died this year, just from the Hall of Famers. If you add Tony Perez, Jim Wynn, Bob Watson, Tony Taylor and Claudell Washington, it’s 667.1 I wonder if that’s the most in one year.

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« Reply #452: October 12, 2020, 10:14:19 PM »
494.4 Career WAR had died this year, just from the Hall of Famers. If you add Tony Perez, Jim Wynn, Bob Watson, Tony Taylor and Claudell Washington, it’s 667.1 I wonder if that’s the most in one year.
Brutal year.

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #454: October 15, 2020, 11:49:52 AM »
Fred Dean, Hall of Fame D-lineman for the 49ers and Chargers, dead of COVID at 68: https://www.foxnews.com/sports/fred-dean-hall-of-famer-49ers-chargers-dies-reports

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« Reply #455: October 15, 2020, 12:13:54 PM »
Fred Dean, Hall of Fame D-lineman for the 49ers and Chargers, dead of COVID at 68: https://www.foxnews.com/sports/fred-dean-hall-of-famer-49ers-chargers-dies-reports
Very sad. Terrible year.

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« Reply #456: October 15, 2020, 12:43:35 PM »
Very sad. Terrible year.

This really has been a brutal year on the sports-obituary front - all the baseball Hall of Famers we've lost in the past month or so, and so many more.

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« Reply #457: October 20, 2020, 01:50:04 PM »

Spencer Davis @ 81...

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« Reply #458: October 20, 2020, 02:33:27 PM »
Tony Lewis, age 62—lead singer of the Outfield (Josh Willingham used one of their songs as his walk-up music when he was with the Nats).

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« Reply #459: October 20, 2020, 03:04:22 PM »
Tony Lewis, age 62—lead singer of the Outfield (Josh Willingham used one of their songs as his walk-up music when he was with the Nats).

Damn. Classic song


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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #461: October 20, 2020, 03:07:03 PM »
Spencer Davis @ 81...
how's John Mayall doing?

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« Reply #462: October 20, 2020, 03:48:47 PM »
Tony Lewis, age 62—lead singer of the Outfield (Josh Willingham used one of their songs as his walk-up music when he was with the Nats).
:shock: I can't believe he was 62. 

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« Reply #463: October 20, 2020, 05:32:05 PM »
:shock: I can't believe he was 62. 

Their guitarist and songwriter died in 2014 as well. I was always surprised they were a one-hit wonder, with that voice and style I would have expected a lot more out of them.

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« Reply #464: October 20, 2020, 06:45:02 PM »
Their sound kind of conjured up corn fields and Dairy Queen but I think were like total east ender cockney lads.  Which explains the besbol connection 


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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #466: October 24, 2020, 11:28:16 AM »
Jerry Jeff Walker who wrote Mr. Bojangles.  Brutal year.

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/jerry-jeff-walker-country-singer-125605232.html

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« Reply #467: October 27, 2020, 10:44:55 PM »
Author Terry Goodkind died on September 17. I only just saw that via author Terry Brooks's website. I had no idea Goodkind was 72 years old.

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« Reply #468: October 28, 2020, 10:11:41 AM »
Author Terry Goodkind died on September 17. I only just saw that via author Terry Brooks's website. I had no idea Goodkind was 72 years old.

Wow, I had no idea at all. I was enjoying the Wizard's First Rule books up until he took a hard swerve into Ayn Rand territory and rolled around in it like a dog who found a pile of random wild animal scat.

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #469: October 30, 2020, 09:39:57 AM »
https://www.boston.com/sports/sports-news/2020/10/29/former-boston-university-hockey-player-travis-roy-died-obituary

Travis Roy's story is pretty famous in Boston and maybe in college hockey.  He was paralyzed 11 seconds into his first shift as a freshman.  He became an incredible fundraiser for spinal cord injuries.  He did some motivational speaking too.  He eventually viewed his injury as almost a blessing because it led to all the good he was able to do helping others. 

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #470: October 30, 2020, 09:50:12 AM »
Jerry Jeff Walker who wrote Mr. Bojangles.  Brutal year.

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/jerry-jeff-walker-country-singer-125605232.html
Jerry Jeff Walker was a personal favorite of mine.  He will be missed.  RIP.

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« Reply #471: October 30, 2020, 03:09:29 PM »
https://www.boston.com/sports/sports-news/2020/10/29/former-boston-university-hockey-player-travis-roy-died-obituary

Travis Roy's story is pretty famous in Boston and maybe in college hockey.  He was paralyzed 11 seconds into his first shift as a freshman.  He became an incredible fundraiser for spinal cord injuries.  He did some motivational speaking too.  He eventually viewed his injury as almost a blessing because it led to all the good he was able to do helping others.

Tough to hear

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« Reply #472: October 30, 2020, 03:33:26 PM »
Tough to hear
I think there's a great ESPN 30 on 30 on him.

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Reply #473: October 31, 2020, 08:56:35 AM »
Sean Connery
RIP 007

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