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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #322 on: August 02, 2020, 08:05:24 AM »
Rickey Dixon, maybe OU's best-ever cornerback, member of the College Football Hall of Fame, died of ALS (suspected to have been induced by multiple concussions) died today at age 53.
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Rickey Dixon, whose two interceptions helped Oklahoma beat the Huskers in a No. 1-vs.-2 showdown in 1987, has died at age 53 after a lengthy battle with ALS.
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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #323 on: August 02, 2020, 01:30:30 PM »
ALS has got to be one of the worst ways to go.

A buddy of mine died of Parkinson's in June.  It wasn't a very good sight watching him deteriorate over the last 12 years either.
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« Reply #324 on: August 02, 2020, 02:02:20 PM »
Yup another one that needs to be kicked to the curb
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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #325 on: August 09, 2020, 09:57:45 PM »
Kamala died.    Apparently a lot of people misinterpreted 'Kamala',  aka James Harris, as CA. Sen. Kamala Harris.

He was a frightening character/wrestler when I was a kid.   Amazing athleticism in the ring.  Certain, his character wouldn't fly these days.

He had a handler,  made grunting sounds,  the face paint and Ugandan backstory.  Fantastic WWF villain.

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« Reply #326 on: August 09, 2020, 10:03:31 PM »
Kamala died.    Apparently a lot of people misinterpreted 'Kamala',  aka James Harris, as CA. Sen. Kamala Harris.

He was a frightening character/wrestler when I was a kid.  Amazing athleticism in the ring.  Certain, his character wouldn't fly these days.

He had a handler,  made grunting sounds,  the face paint and Ugandan backstory.  Fantastic WWF villain.
If I’m not mistaken diabetes had cost him both legs already.  But yeah, he was a great villain. Scared the shit out of me as a kid.

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #327 on: August 10, 2020, 11:33:24 PM »
RIP:  the college football season
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« Reply #328 on: August 27, 2020, 11:18:01 PM »
RIP Midnight Lute

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #329 on: August 28, 2020, 09:49:40 AM »
RIP Midnight Lute

Lute was Tucson. Nothing in the last 40 years could mean as much as he did to Tucson. Glad I was there for part of it. Even if it was towards the end. RIP Coach.



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« Reply #330 on: August 28, 2020, 09:51:55 AM »
I enjoyed Lute while he was in Iowa City

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #331 on: August 28, 2020, 11:44:49 AM »
Two former coaches at Iowa who gave their respective programs a rebirth, ironically at the same time, have died over the course of the past nine months. Now together again. RIP Lute and Hayden. 

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« Reply #332 on: August 28, 2020, 12:25:05 PM »
Two former coaches at Iowa who gave their respective programs a rebirth, ironically at the same time, have died over the course of the past nine months. Now together again. RIP Lute and Hayden.
I believe Roy Williams and Eddie Sutton are the only other coaches with 150+ wins at two major conference schools

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« Reply #333 on: August 28, 2020, 11:53:43 PM »
Wow, Chadwick Boseman.

Quiet 4 year battle with colon cancer, just 43.  Phenomenal actor.

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« Reply #334 on: August 29, 2020, 01:03:53 AM »
Just a few days ago I had the urge to watch his James Brown bio flick.  

Obviously, being healthy is better than being unhealthy, but you never know.
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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #335 on: August 29, 2020, 11:36:31 AM »
Damn, Clifford Robinson dead at 53.

Was a big part in the Pistons' breakout season in 01-02, unfortunately gone before the title team

 

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