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« Reply #125: February 18, 2021, 11:28:32 AM »
Bob Dole announces he has stage 4 lung cancer, he's 97.
Honestly did not remember he was still among us.  Hopefully he doesn't suffer.

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« Reply #126: February 18, 2021, 11:32:30 AM »
Honestly did not remember he was still among us.  Hopefully he doesn't suffer.

I flew on a redeye back from LA that he was on around 15 years ago or so. He had filmed an appearance on the Tonight Show and then flew back to DC.  After we deplaned, I sat across from him on the people mover.  We were all exhausted, he was chipper and chatting with everyone that came up to him. He just came across as a really nice guy.

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« Reply #127: February 18, 2021, 02:00:07 PM »
Bob Dole announces he has stage 4 lung cancer, he's 97.
he may be the last of the public figures who fought in WWII, at least among the major government leaders.  I don't think any of the Supreme Court justices are still with us, I don't think Grassley or Leahy go back that far, and I can't think of another retired Senator still with us from that era.  If you were 18 in 1945, you'd be 93 today, so it is possible there are others.   

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« Reply #128: February 18, 2021, 03:06:47 PM »
Like a Midwesterner would be

I flew on a redeye back from LA that he was on around 15 years ago or so. He had filmed an appearance on the Tonight Show and then flew back to DC.  After we deplaned, I sat across from him on the people mover.  We were all exhausted, he was chipper and chatting with everyone that came up to him. He just came across as a really nice guy.

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« Reply #129: February 18, 2021, 04:33:35 PM »
he may be the last of the public figures who fought in WWII, at least among the major government leaders.  I don't think any of the Supreme Court justices are still with us, I don't think Grassley or Leahy go back that far, and I can't think of another retired Senator still with us from that era.  If you were 18 in 1945, you'd be 93 today, so it is possible there are others.   

If you don't restrict it to American public figures, then the Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) counts; he fought in World War II. He's expected to turn 100 years old on June 10.

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« Reply #130: February 18, 2021, 05:19:27 PM »
If you don't restrict it to American public figures, then the Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) counts; he fought in World War II. He's expected to turn 100 years old on June 10.

Didn’t he just get admitted to the hospital?

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« Reply #131: February 18, 2021, 05:24:16 PM »
If you don't restrict it to American public figures, then the Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) counts; he fought in World War II. He's expected to turn 100 years old on June 10.
I do mean just American figures.  He's come to symbolize his generation, along with a few others who are now gone.  But let's drop discussion of Dole at this point and hope things proceed well. 

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« Reply #132: February 18, 2021, 06:45:56 PM »
Didn’t he just get admitted to the hospital?

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« Reply #133: February 24, 2021, 11:25:29 AM »
Fanne Foxe.

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« Reply #134: February 24, 2021, 11:31:31 AM »
Fanne Foxe.

Be quite a few that will be going, who??

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2021)
« Reply #136: March 01, 2021, 11:13:39 AM »
Irv Cross.  Former Eagles DB and CBS analyst.

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/30982530/irv-cross-pioneering-black-sports-analyst-dies-81

RIP.  Have fond memories of watching Irv and the rest of the NFL Today crew when CBS broadcast NFC games.  Not into the current pregame shows. 

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« Reply #137: March 01, 2021, 11:17:44 AM »
RIP.  Have fond memories of watching Irv and the rest of the NFL Today crew when CBS broadcast NFC games.  Not into the current pregame shows.
He was a good man. Used to do some sports on the news shows on the Philly cbs station.

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« Reply #138: March 01, 2021, 01:44:47 PM »
RIP.  Have fond memories of watching Irv and the rest of the NFL Today crew when CBS broadcast NFC games.  Not into the current pregame shows.

Remember Jimmy the Greek?

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2021)
« Reply #139: March 01, 2021, 05:42:00 PM »
Remember Jimmy the Greek?

He sort of went out in a blaze of inappropriate comments, didn't he?

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« Reply #140: March 02, 2021, 08:41:19 AM »
He sort of went out in a blaze of inappropriate comments, didn't he?

Had a theory that woman golfers couldn't hit the ball long because of physical traits that most men don't possess.

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« Reply #141: March 02, 2021, 08:54:09 AM »
Had a theory that woman golfers couldn't hit the ball long because of physical traits that most men don't possess.

I thought it was because the slave owners bred slaves to have a better bone and muscle structure which was why black athletes were better today?

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« Reply #142: March 02, 2021, 08:57:32 AM »
I thought it was because the slave owners bred slaves to have a better bone and muscle structure which was why black athletes were better today?
I believe he punched Brent Musburger also. 

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« Reply #143: March 02, 2021, 09:18:43 AM »
I thought it was because the slave owners bred slaves to have a better bone and muscle structure which was why black athletes were better today?

This is what got him fired. Although he may have said the other stuff too.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2021)
« Reply #144: March 02, 2021, 11:32:09 AM »
Vernon Jordan at 85

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« Reply #145: March 02, 2021, 11:32:43 AM »
Bunny Wailer, last surviving member of Bob Marley and the Wailers dead at 73.

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« Reply #146: March 03, 2021, 09:35:16 AM »
Not really famous per se, but familiar to many of us in the region: Vi Ripken, wife to Cal Sr. and mother to Cal Jr. and Billy, died last Friday.

https://www.baltimoresun.com/obituaries/bs-md-ob-vi-ripken-20210228-rh6bu2chhffqpkagvivmtyorna-story.html

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2021)
« Reply #147: March 03, 2021, 04:07:18 PM »
I believe he punched Brent Musburger also.

Yeah, but that's just fulfilling the wishes of like 80% of people who had to listen to Musberger.  How someone who watched so many sporting events could be so clueless as to what was happening in front of him was amazing to me.  He's like a multi-sport version of Carpenter. 

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2021)
« Reply #148: March 04, 2021, 01:28:21 PM »
Legendary pro wrestling promoter Jim Crockett Jr, 76, of COVID.  He was a minor league baseball owner in Charlotte for a time as well.

https://www.al.com/life/2021/03/jim-crockett-jr-legendary-pro-wrestling-figure-dead-at-76.html

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2021)
« Reply #149: March 08, 2021, 06:10:20 PM »
Rheal Cormier