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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #25: February 08, 2024, 10:50:30 PM »
"Don Henley Must Die" was an anthem!

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #26: February 09, 2024, 10:06:08 PM »
"Don Henley Must Die" was an anthem!

And Michael J. Fox doesn't have ANY Elvis in him.


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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #30: February 15, 2024, 08:09:20 AM »
This sucks. Gullett was a great pitcher.
I started to post that he was the one quality starter on the 1975 Reds, but as is my wont checked B-R. Gary Nolan had a good year, too, but Gullett was the only match-up that would be feared. OF course, that was a bullpen team. It seemed like the games would be Gullett or meh for starters in the World Series.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #31: February 16, 2024, 06:06:42 PM »
Alexei Navalny (47) - Russian opposition leader and critic of Putin.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #32: February 16, 2024, 06:57:22 PM »
Alexei Navalny (47) - Russian opposition leader and critic of Putin.

was fine yesterday.  Guessing it was natural causes.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #33: February 16, 2024, 07:15:35 PM »
was fine yesterday.  Guessing it was natural causes.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #34: February 16, 2024, 08:39:12 PM »

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #36: February 17, 2024, 09:23:17 AM »
Putin will have nothing to hide - apart from the body... ;)

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #37: February 17, 2024, 11:34:41 AM »
legendary Maryland (and JMU) coach Lefty Driesell has died at 93. I guess his legacy will always be tainted by the Len Bias death.

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« Reply #38: February 17, 2024, 01:25:48 PM »
legendary Maryland (and JMU) coach Lefty Driesell has died at 93. I guess his legacy will always be tainted by the Len Bias death.

I remember listening to the famous slow down game against South Carolina. His legacy is also lessened by Gary Williams winning a title.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #39: February 17, 2024, 02:10:23 PM »
Whenever I hear “slow down” I will always think of Rev Jim on Taxi.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #40: February 20, 2024, 06:36:59 PM »
Andreas Brehme (63) - scorer of the winning goal in the final of Italia '90, for West Germany. Died suddenly, from cardiac arrest.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #41: February 22, 2024, 01:50:53 PM »
legendary Maryland (and JMU) coach Lefty Driesell has died at 93. I guess his legacy will always be tainted by the Len Bias death.

A bit unfairly perhaps.  An investigation found no evidence that he provided instructions to clean up the room where Bias died.  You don't see that claim made in mainstream media now.  He could have been more engaged in his players' academic success, but did Bias need his degree?

He was a deserving Hall of Fame inductee. 

-Career college coaching record - 786–394,upon retirement this placed him as the 4th winning-est coach all-time (men's BB)
-Only coach ever to win 100 games + with 4 schools.
-Invented "Midnight madness"
-Had a top 5 team (#4) that lost the ACC tournament title to the #1 team (NC State) in overtime 103-100 (no 3-point shot), one of the greatest, if not THE greatest men's college basketball games of all time.  NC State ran the table in the NCAA championship, Terps won the NIT.  At that time, only conference tournament winners made the NCAA tourney.  This grossly unfair practice was changed to expand the field, letting in all the rest of the best.  Sometimes referred to as "the Maryland rule".
-Had the misfortune to have his top recruit ever, Moses Malone, be the first player ever to skip college and go direct from High School to professional basketball (1974).  The returning team was stacked, one can only imagine how they would have been with Moses in the paint.

But beyond all that, he really, really shook things up in the DMV upon his arrival at Maryland in 1969.   
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"During his introductory press conference on March 19, 1969, he famously and boldly stated that Maryland "has the potential to be the UCLA of the East Coast or I wouldn’t be here."
While the Terps never lived up to that brash statement, they immediately became highly competitive on the national scene, and put a charge into DMV interest in college basketball.  Never a dull moment with Lefty.  I saw nearly every game for about 8 years (1976-1984) and we LOVED rooting for him, his angry stomping on the court, his "V" for victory, his passion and fire.  Rest in peace Lefty.

Terps vs Wolfpack 1974 ACC Championship


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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #42: February 22, 2024, 02:07:03 PM »
IIRC, Lefty took JMU to their only NCAA tournament as well.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #43: February 22, 2024, 02:26:49 PM »
That Maryland and NC State game was a classic.  RIP Lefty.

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« Reply #44: February 22, 2024, 03:24:55 PM »
That Maryland and NC State game was a classic.  RIP Lefty.

The one against John Roche and Gamecocks wasn’t too shabby.

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« Reply #45: February 22, 2024, 03:49:35 PM »
The one against John Roche and Gamecocks wasn’t too shabby.
Was that the year Penn beat USC in the regional semis?   1970?  I don’t recall seeing that but that year my brother took me to a first round NCAA game at the Palestra between Villanova and St Joes.  So I might have missed it by being at the Palestra. Nova won of course and beat Penn in the regional final.  I believe the ACC winner got an automatic berth into the final 16 back then. 

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #46: February 22, 2024, 04:25:33 PM »
Was that the year Penn beat USC in the regional semis?   1970?  I don’t recall seeing that but that year my brother took me to a first round NCAA game at the Palestra between Villanova and St Joes.  So I might have missed it by being at the Palestra. Nova won of course and beat Penn in the regional final.  I believe the ACC winner got an automatic berth into the final 16 back then.

Had to look it up. Jan 9,1971. The halftime score of 4-3 is what I remember most.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #47: February 22, 2024, 04:42:53 PM »
Had to look it up. Jan 9,1971. The halftime score of 4-3 is what I remember most.
Yes. Just looked it up. Penn beat South Carolina 70-65.  Villanova beat Fordham in the other semifinal.  If I recall correctly Roche and much of the that team were from NYC. 

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #48: February 22, 2024, 04:45:40 PM »
Yes. Just looked it up. Penn beat South Carolina 70-65.  Villanova beat Fordham in the other semifinal.  If I recall correctly Roche and much of the that team were from NYC.

Well it was a Frank McGwire team.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2024)
« Reply #49: February 22, 2024, 04:50:44 PM »
Well it was a Frank McGwire team.
That’s right!