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MarqHusker

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OT: Obituaries Thread
« on: September 18, 2017, 12:58:39 PM »
Not that I want to see a lot of obits, but I thought it may be appropriate for us to have a thread for men and women involved with sports or college football that have met their maker.

The greatest heel the world of wrestling has ever known died yesterday, Bobby the Brain Heenan. 

I'll admit it, as a kid, I actually hated this man.  The master of the insult, my own personal favorite was calling the common man a 'ham and egger'.  Apparently the Brain never made it past 8th grade.  I learned he was introduced into the world of wrestling here in Indy, working with Dick the Bruiser, and others during the early mid 70s.  He hawked whatever merch he could and was dubbed the Brain early on, because he knew all about the wrestling business at a fairly early age.  He was also called the Weasel which was a good game too.  RIP.


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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2017, 03:38:16 PM »
Not that I want to see a lot of obits, but I thought it may be appropriate for us to have a thread for men and women involved with sports or college football that have met their maker.

The greatest heel the world of wrestling has ever known died yesterday, Bobby the Brain Heenan.  

I'll admit it, as a kid, I actually hated this man.  The master of the insult, my own personal favorite was calling the common man a 'ham and egger'.  Apparently the Brain never made it past 8th grade.  I learned he was introduced into the world of wrestling here in Indy, working with Dick the Bruiser, and others during the early mid 70s.  He hawked whatever merch he could and was dubbed the Brain early on, because he knew all about the wrestling business at a fairly early age.  He was also called the Weasel which was a good game too.  RIP.


I loved the PG-era of the WWF (later WWE) and Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan made for a great heel during it / R.I.P.

IMO he probably managed the most impressive roster at the time
- Hercules, King Kong Bundy, Andre the Giant, Paul Orndorff, etc.

In terms of un-likability, perhaps Jimmy 'Mouth of the South' Hart was his only rival

Seriously, though, I was addicted to that stuff back in the day
- when Saturday Night's Main Event bumped SNL every 6 weeks or so, I'd lose my damn mind! :86:
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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2017, 11:50:53 AM »
I'm seeing that Joe Tiller has passed away. Condolences Purdue football family.

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2017, 11:55:20 AM »
Tiller passed?Great coach,God Speed
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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2017, 12:55:50 PM »
Fitting my Dad (in Wyoming) texted me this.   Joe Tiller died at his home in Buffalo, WY.   Always seemed like a good man.  RIP.

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2017, 07:46:20 PM »
Monty hall has died. 

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2017, 08:41:17 PM »
Here's my Joe Tiller story...

I had a field pass for the UM-Purdue game in 2003ish. It was a big game, I think both were top 15. UM killed them, like 35-3. You exit the field through the tunnel after the players. The visitor locker is right there (oddly Purdue didn't complain about UMs) and Tiller was just giving it to his team. People had stopped and were staring through the open door.

Tiller noticed and just screamed "shut that f***ing door unless you want to get some of this too!
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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2017, 09:40:05 PM »
That's a great story.   Hilarious.   Miserable visiting locker room stories would be a good thread/story.   In addition to the locker rooms, the makeshift media areas at some of these stadiums for road teams is also quite....strange.

I remember a Missouri fan nosing his way into the TO post game interview in the media area at Mizzou (after the kicked ball in '97) and he's standing on this 'box' and screaming and cussing at Osborne from about 8 feet above him.  For some reason this open space had fans passing nearby.   Osborne just stared at him with his head tilted, lips pursed.   A&M post game media room was basically the lobby area of a class building.   KSU hoops visiting media room is a auxiliary equipment/broom closet, seriously.

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2017, 08:12:16 PM »
I might not have become a college football fan without Joe Tiller. I wasn't a college football fan coming to Purdue, which you might expect since I was a freshman in 1996 and we sucked. I came for an engineering degree.

I didn't attend a game in 1996. I went to a fraternity rush event where we watched while Purdue was destroyed 35-0 by Notre Dame. I heard about Purdue beating Michigan at home 9-6 and the fans pulling the uprights and throwing them in the Wabash River, but wasn't there.

But in 1997 I joined a [different] fraternity. We had tickets. I was in the stands for the win over Notre Dame. I rushed the field after that game. We didn't get the goalposts down (the AD learned their lesson and reinforced them), but Joe Tiller had made Purdue football exciting. 

There were some issues as Tiller got to the later stages of his Purdue career, especially after Jim Cheney moved on and the offense got stale [against better competition]. But Joe Tiller revived a program that was in desperate need of excitement, and he provided that. 

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2017, 08:20:33 PM »
Tiller brought his CFL offense to Purdue, with roaring success. 

He was able to somehow convince a lot of TX recruits to play in W Lafayette, where his gimmicky offenses ran roughshod over the Big Ten for years.  
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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2017, 08:25:59 PM »
Tiller brought his CFL offense to Purdue, with roaring success.

He was able to somehow convince a lot of TX recruits to play in W Lafayette, where his gimmicky offenses ran roughshod over the Big Ten for years.  
Gimmicky offense? Yeah, just because the B1G had never seen the spread, it's a gimmick. Okay then...

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2017, 08:33:16 PM »
Good point. 

Amend to: 

*Gimmicky by Big Ten standards. 
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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2017, 10:50:06 PM »
R.I.P. Joe Tiller.  You revolutionized the B1G passing game, made Purdue relevant again, took us to our second Rose Bowl, gave us a shot to win every game, kept us entertained with your dry wit, and had one heluva c@ckbroom on your upper lip.  You are missed.  :'( :'( :'(

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2017, 03:52:03 PM »
Just saw this on another board,hope he been resuscitated


Rocker Tom Petty has been pulled off life support after being rushed to the hospital Sunday in cardiac arrest, TMZ reports.
The “Free Fallin’” singer, 66, was reportedly found unconscious and not breathing in his Malibu home, and was subsequently taken to the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital, where he "had no brain activity."
His condition is currently unclear, but the outlet reports that Petty has been critical since Sunday night.
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