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#2081 Mike in STL

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Posted 12 May 2023 - 08:42 PM

Don Denkinger naseball umpire dies at 86.

ESPN gives his obituary and the crawl describes the call he blew in the 1985 WS.

Classless.


If he doesn't blow that call, does anyone know who he is? I don’t know who the best ump in baseball is. But I know the worst.
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Posted 13 May 2023 - 02:09 AM

If he doesn't blow that call, does anyone know who he is? I don’t know who the best ump in baseball is. But I know the worst.


I get your overall point. The best umps are anonymous. The man umpired in the league for about 30 years,so blown call or not many would absolutely know who he was. There was absolutely no reason for ESPN to have the blown call story in pretty good detail in the crawl under the premise of an obituary.
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#2083 Mike B

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Posted 18 May 2023 - 10:16 AM

RIP Superstar Billy Graham.


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Posted 18 May 2023 - 12:02 PM

RIP Superstar Billy Graham.


The model for Hulk Hogan.
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Posted 19 May 2023 - 02:38 PM

Jim Brown, one of the all-time greats, 87. I read somewhere years ago where someone said he was the greatest lacrosse player he'd ever seen.



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Posted 19 May 2023 - 03:02 PM

Damn that's a big one. I sat next to and talked to him at an airport bar once like 15 years ago. I was a little embarrassed to be drinking a beer in the morning, but he ordered a white wine so it was cool.

Absolute legend. Not many guys are as clearly the best at whatever they do like he was.
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#2087 Mike B

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Posted 19 May 2023 - 03:04 PM

Jim Brown, one of the all-time greats, 87. I read somewhere years ago where someone said he was the greatest lacrosse player he'd ever seen.

True, he also played college basketball and ran track and field.  

He also acted some including a movie called the Dirty Dozen.

 

He had his issues but was maybe the most accomplished athlete of all time.

RIP Jim.


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Posted 19 May 2023 - 03:07 PM

Damn that's a big one. I sat next to and talked to him at an airport bar once like 15 years ago. I was a little embarrassed to be drinking a beer in the morning, but he ordered a white wine so it was cool.

Absolute legend. Not many guys are as clearly the best at whatever they do like he was.

 

If there's anywhere the "it's 5 o'clock somewhere" adage applies, it's in an airport bar. Cool story.



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Posted 19 May 2023 - 03:09 PM

True, he also played college basketball and ran track and field.  

He also acted some including a movie called the Dirty Dozen.

 

He had his issues but was maybe the most accomplished athlete of all time.

RIP Jim.

 

Yeah, many forget because most of the incidents occurred in an era where those things didn't get as much attention, but he was charged with assault and domestic violence on several occasions. He was notoriously short-tempered.



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Posted 19 May 2023 - 10:34 PM

The greatest football player of all time, regardless of position.

 

Two numbers stand out above all others: 5.2 and 0. The former being Brown's average yards per carry (second only all-time to Marion Motley), and the second represents the number of games he missed during his career. He's also the only running back in NFL history to average more than 100 yards per game (104.3). His record of eight rushing titles will likely never be broken.

 

Trivia: Who was the only running back to beat out Jim Brown for the NFL rushing title?



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Posted 22 May 2023 - 02:35 PM

Rick Hoyt

 

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Posted 24 May 2023 - 04:07 PM

Tina Turner.



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Posted 24 May 2023 - 06:20 PM

Ray Stevenson.... if you haven't watched Rome, go back and put it on the list.

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Posted 24 May 2023 - 08:05 PM

True, he also played college basketball and ran track and field.  

He also acted some including a movie called the Dirty Dozen.

 

He had his issues but was maybe the most accomplished athlete of all time.

RIP Jim.

 

My wife and I are vacationing on Jekyll Island, GA this week and drove to St Simons Island today.  While there I did a search for famous people who live or lived on St Simons.  It turns out that Jim Brown was born on St Simons and lived there until he was eight.  This adds nothing to his story, but it was an interesting find for me.



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Posted 25 May 2023 - 12:14 AM

Former NFL quarterback Joe Kapp, 85. Kapp led the Vikings to their only NFL championship in 1969 (before the merger) before losing to Kansas City in Super Bowl IV. He is also one of just eight quarterbacks in NFL history to throw seven TD passes in one game, which came against the Colts in 1969. He is still the only quarterback to play in the Grey Cup, the Rose Bowl and the Super Bowl.

 

Kapp was also on the sidelines as head coach at Cal in 1982 when the Golden Bears beat Stanford on a wild kickoff return known forever after as "The Play."

Hard to believe, but with Joe Kapp's passing, the only living starting QB from the AFL-NFL Super Bowls is Joe Namath.



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Posted 25 May 2023 - 08:29 PM


Hard to believe, but with Joe Kapp's passing, the only living starting QB from the AFL-NFL Super Bowls is Joe Namath.

That is tough to believe.
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#2097 Mike B

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Posted 31 May 2023 - 10:08 AM

RIP former Oriole outfielder Mike Young.  He started fast in 1984 and 1985, but his career went down from there.


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Posted 31 May 2023 - 10:39 AM

Hard to believe, but with Joe Kapp's passing, the only living starting QB from the AFL-NFL Super Bowls is Joe Namath.


And he turned 80 today.



#2099 Mike B

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Posted 05 June 2023 - 09:12 AM

Roger Craig  Former MLB pitcher, pitching coach and manager.  He was 93.


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Posted 07 June 2023 - 12:36 PM

RIP The Iron Sheik.   One of the great wrestling heels of all time.


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