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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #140 on: April 12, 2019, 02:49:26 PM »
Bears - Packers should have figured
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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #141 on: April 12, 2019, 03:01:17 PM »
It's more than that...



Mike Ditka: ‘To this day, I don’t respect’ Forrest Gregg
By Brad Biggs



Mike Ditka is at the heart of much of what makes the Chicago Bears-Green Bay Packers rivalry what it is.
As a player and coach for the Bears, he’s experienced a lot but he’s got no love whatsoever for former Packers great and coach Forrest Gregg. Ditka made that clear on “Mike and Mike” on ESPN Radio this week when talking about the colorful series that will be renewed Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field.
“(Ray) Nitschke tried to kill me,” Ditka said, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “He tried to kill everybody. That’s the way he played. He was a great football player. You had to fight fire with fire. You had to try to kill him. Every once in awhile you would get a shot in and he’d really get mad. Man, he was tough. It’s just the way it was.”
He didn’t have as many glowing things to say about the rivalry when he was a coach during the 1980’s. Those games were marred by some ugly play at times. The worst incident happened in 1986 when Packers defensive lineman Charles Martin body slammed Bears quarterback Jim McMahon to the turf a full two seconds after he’d released a pass, resulting in a right shoulder injury.
“Unfortunately, that was the only bad time in the history of the rivalry, when it got to be ugly,” Ditka said. “And it was ugly. You can’t try to hurt people and they tried to hurt some of our guys. (Running back) Matt Suhey is lucky he didn’t get hurt badly. And when McMahon was picked up by Charles Martin and thrown down, he was lucky he wasn’t hurt very badly.
“These things were after the play, after the fact. So either you are coaching that or your players are stupid. That’s what I’m going to say. In this case I believe they were coached. That’s why I never got along with Forrest Gregg. To this day I don’t respect him for that reason. . . . When the play is over and you pick somebody up and slam them on the ground. ‘Oh, big deal’ (Martin says). I’m a tough guy.’ You’re not a tough guy. You’re a dumb guy.”


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That was pretty much the end For McMahon too. F Forrest Gregg.
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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #142 on: April 12, 2019, 03:06:43 PM »
I remember watching that game,definitely cheap.Wonder what Gregg said to Martin afterward
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« Reply #143 on: April 12, 2019, 03:08:15 PM »
I remember watching that game,definitely cheap.Wonder what Gregg said to Martin afterward
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« Reply #144 on: April 12, 2019, 03:10:23 PM »
I knew when I hit send that's how you'd respond.Can't remember watch action the League took
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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #145 on: April 12, 2019, 03:44:20 PM »
Suspended for two more games. Should have been for his career, like McMahon, but hey, the jerk died young. Not a good human being.
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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #146 on: April 18, 2019, 08:51:32 PM »
He was a pompous flamboyant parody of himself, but I always watched/listened.  Chet Coppock a mostly regional sports talk/show personality died at the age of 70.   Mostly associated in Chicago,  he worked in Indy, NYC, once upon a time he did ND production.   Loved his interviews, and long winded patronizing tone.   Everybody was introduced by their full name, the coiffed hair, the suspenders, the arm bracelet dragging on the table.   He did a show in the 90s on 'NewsporTalk'  he always had wrestlers, boxing guys on,  terrific show.

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #147 on: May 02, 2019, 08:05:01 AM »
Gino Marchetti, Baltimore Colts Defensive Star, Dies at 93

*https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/30/obituaries/gino-marchetti-dead.html*

He played along side Art Donovan with the Colts.They played in the 1958 Championship Game vs the Giants that launched the league to the forefront of American Sports.Want to read a great book get "Fatso" by Art Donovan hilarious and insightful.RIP Gino
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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #148 on: May 02, 2019, 05:06:36 PM »
We've lost a great friend from the Big 12's Back porch

RIP Hooky
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« Reply #149 on: May 02, 2019, 05:27:18 PM »
FEARLESS - seriously?Holy Shit I thought he was coming along and sounded positive.Damn we had some great conversations and one tilt but his content was pretty engaging/entertaining.God Speed to Hooky Hornstein and  hope he hooks up with Gator,Hoople,Little Big Matt and Wildcat
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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #150 on: May 02, 2019, 06:11:07 PM »
Yeah it's some pretty heartbreaking news.  I'll miss him a great deal.

RIP Hooky Hornstein

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #151 on: May 02, 2019, 06:21:48 PM »
Sorry at your loss 94 and fearless.I know you guys go way back and were equal opportuniy chop busters.That old Big 12 board was incredible, him and it are missed
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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #152 on: May 02, 2019, 08:42:56 PM »
Damn.   One of those great people you've never met (I realize some of you had).

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #153 on: May 03, 2019, 11:19:51 AM »
I'm bummed

on a positive note, Ol Hooky seemed to live his life the right way and enjoy the ride.

I'd say he lived a pretty full life in his 50 some odd years.

he was certainly a genuine thoughtful caring Dude
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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #154 on: May 03, 2019, 12:07:03 PM »
Such a huge loss, and  without Hooky/CH there is a Texas-size hole that will likely never been filled again.     He was such a unique character, brought so much life & shenanigans to the boards, always there for a good joke or story to be shared, and friendly to everyone no matter if they were first-time or longtime posters.        We were lucky he chose to continue sharing his wisdom with us for so many years, and I know many of us will hold his children & wife in our hearts as they work their way through this trauma.     RIP, HookyHornstein.   

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« Reply #155 on: May 03, 2019, 12:19:41 PM »
Sad lesson to learn again... but I wish I would have said something about his recovery before.  Read the thread and it appeared he would recover.   Left it at that instead of saying hello.   Life moves fast and you can miss an opportunity...   

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #156 on: May 03, 2019, 02:44:51 PM »
Chewbacca passed away this morning. RIP Peter Mayhew.

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #157 on: May 26, 2019, 12:14:56 PM »
Rip Bart Starr.   As a kid,  people my parents age and younger idolized Starr.   Obviously a mediocre coach for the Pack, but the guy was untouchable in WI.

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« Reply #158 on: May 26, 2019, 02:56:42 PM »
5 NFL Championships between '61-68 talk about being a game manager - like clock work.I also love those old names Bart Starr,Johnny Unitas,Claude Humphrey,Deacon Jones,Rosey Grier,Ray Nitschke,Dick Butkas,Bubba Smith,Lem Barney,Bob Lilly,Gale Sayers,Tombstone Jackson,Tommy Nobis.Definately a different era
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« Reply #159 on: May 26, 2019, 06:41:32 PM »
not the greatest coach, but a great QB for his time
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