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medinabuckeye1

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #756 on: September 21, 2022, 11:00:48 AM »
Best as I can tell... Charles has the personality of a wet fart. I'm thinking the end is near for the royals??

Elizabeth was the epitome of what a statesman and lady should be. She kept things going and did a lot of good things for the people.
I agree with your conclusion but I want to add another reason in addition to Charles' personality compared to his mothers'.

It is a generational issue. During the blitz and the later V1 and V2 attacks the Royal Family stayed in London and faced the dangers with the English people. The recently deceased Queen even worked as an ambulance driver as a teenager during this time and the Royal Family (King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Elizabeth, and Princess Margaret) made many morale boosting visits to hospitals, bombed areas, and even to the London Subway during attacks when the subway was being used as a massive public bomb shelter.

The generation of English people who huddled in the tube with the Royals singing "The White Cliffs of Dover"* was never going to end the Monarchy.

The current generation is much less English and WWII to them is as ancient as the War of the Roses so all bets are off.

*Check out the lyrics. The White Cliffs of Dover are along the Channel Coast of England and when Londoners were singing that song in the Tube there were bombers with Swastikas over those Cliffs. Families huddled in the Tube with their children sang "There'll be bluebirds over
The white cliffs of Dover
Tomorrow, just you wait and see

There'll be love and laughter
And peace ever after
Tomorrow, when the world is free

The shepherd will tend his sheep
The valley will bloom again
And Jimmy will go to sleep
In his own little room again
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Imagine singing that while huddling in a subway with your terrified wife and children while Nazi Bombers prowled the skies above your house!

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #757 on: October 14, 2022, 06:21:00 PM »
RIP Bruce Sutter

one of the best relievers ever, and the first pitcher ever to reach the Hall of Fame without starting a game. That split finger pitch was devastating. He learned it in the minors after an arm injury. An old pitching coach in the Cubs organization taught it to him. The splitter evolved from the forkball. The two pitches are gripped in almost the same way, except a splitter is generally held with more ease and placed toward the top of the fingers. Splitters are also thrown with the same minimal wrist action as a fastball, unlike the wrist-snap used for a forkball.

https://www.bleedcubbieblue.com/2022/10/14/23404399/former-cubs-closer-hall-of-famer-bruce-sutter-died
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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #758 on: October 14, 2022, 06:33:05 PM »
First pitcher inducted into the HOF without starting a game

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #759 on: October 14, 2022, 06:38:21 PM »
Ya saw that.I remember when he was still with the cubs - early 80s and I think Nolan Ryan at the time was the only player in MLB that had a million $ a yr contract.Cubs offered Sutter 800,000,he countered with "I can't live on 800,000 a year" which was both offensive and funny at the time
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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #760 on: October 14, 2022, 06:46:10 PM »
Ended the WS striking out Gorman Thomas in Game 7 and the other team was without their HOF relief man for the series  I won a 25 cent bet with our paperboy.  I was six.

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #761 on: October 19, 2022, 09:20:15 PM »
RIP Charley Trippi
100 years old
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Cincy will fill you in on the details.
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« Reply #762 on: October 19, 2022, 09:58:58 PM »
His career NFL stats are super weird

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #763 on: October 29, 2022, 12:15:10 AM »
Another UGA loss:  longtime HC Vince Dooley

25 seasons as a HC, all at UGA
201 wins, 77 losses, 10 ties
1980 national championship
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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #764 on: October 29, 2022, 12:43:49 AM »
Another UGA loss:  longtime HC Vince Dooley

25 seasons as a HC, all at UGA
201 wins, 77 losses, 10 ties
1980 national championship:

OrangeAfroMan:

I think 1980 was the Herschel Walker year, which made things a bit easier for Vince Dooley.
I was in Tallahassee, then. Back then, Walker was a man amongst boys. Whatever happened to H. Walker? When I was in Tallahassee there was a high school kid, James Massey, from Monticello, Fla. who was getting comparisons to H. Walker. He was one of the top high school RB recruits in the country. I thought he would be the next Herschel Walker. But after he arrived at UF he barely played. You are a UF guy. Do you remember James Massey?

James Massey RB Jefferson County (Monticello) 1982

Set a still-standing state career scoring record with 658 points (also kicked in HS). First RB in Florida history to rush for 2,000 yards twice. A member of the co-champion state title team (with Clewiston). Signed with Florida and lettered all 4 years from 1983-87. Part of the famed three 100-yard rusher game for the Gators in 1984 against Cincinnati.
100 years of Florida high school football: The 100 greatest players (tcpalm.com)

James Massey at UF:
499 yards rushing / 113 yards receiving, in four years.
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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #765 on: October 29, 2022, 12:51:25 AM »
always interesting he was an AU alum.   a Mobile native, a city punching way way above their weight in producing sports legends.

Jerry Lee Lewis also died.   Always a good indicator (for me at least) what my kid's think of these musicians which predate them by more than 1/2 a century.  They love his hits.  That Chuck Berry type aura.     Great move to check out Sun Records in Memphis if you have a chance.    

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #766 on: October 29, 2022, 02:29:41 AM »
Dooley went 18-0 in the SEC with Walker toting the rock. 
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Massy was before my time.  But Florida had Neal Anderson, John L. Williams, and Lorenzo Hampton running the ball those years (all three 1st round draft picks).  Looking up his stats, the 1 year between those 3 and Emmitt showing up, Massey averaged 2.9 ypc.  Maybe he was injured or had trouble no longer being a man among boys, idk.  To this day, Jefferson County FL doesn't have a red light in the entire county.  Maybe the change of scenery at UF was too much for him.  Who knows?
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By 1987, Emmitt came in having run for the 2nd-most yards in national high school history.  No one was going to take carries from him once he stepped on campus.
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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #767 on: November 04, 2022, 06:56:19 PM »
Ray Guy died.  Probably needs no introduction here.
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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #768 on: November 04, 2022, 07:01:00 PM »
Wow! wasn't he the 1st kicker to get drafted 1st,man I'm gettin' old.That cat was worth the pick.He averaged 44.7 yards per punt for his career,
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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #769 on: November 04, 2022, 07:24:22 PM »
600+ games without a blocked punt.   Probably So. Miss 2nd best Pro and his name on the award.

 

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