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« Reply #90 on: July 11, 2018, 05:01:30 PM »
Darryl Rogers dies at 83.

Was an ok coach at MSU, peaking with a co-Big Ten title in 1978, finishing #12 in the polls.  After a 1-3 start, MSU won 7 in a row, including a road win at Michigan, who they shared the conference title with.  MSU had a TV/bowl ban due to recruiting violations under previous coach Denny Stolz, so all in all it is one of the forgotten good MSU teams.  They had the conference's best passing attack, with Kirk Gibson at WR.  Instead MSU's Rose Bowl drought extended until 1987, and UM went in 1979 in their place.  That game gave us the Charles White Phantom Touchdown, in USC's 17-10 win.  The Trojans had also beaten MSU earlier in the year, in LA.

After the 1979 season, AD Joe Kearney took the Arizona State AD job, and took his head football coach with him.  Rogers returned to Michigan a few years later to coach the Lions, after taking Arizona State to a Fiesta Bowl, and a #6 national ranking, before giving way to John Cooper, who two years later won Arizona State's lone Rose Bowl with Rogers' players as uperclassmen.

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« Reply #91 on: July 11, 2018, 08:25:45 PM »
Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul passed away at 54.

He was the brother of their guitarist that was gunned down on stage in Columbus about 15 years ago.
I met him at a Mcdonalds in Aurora, NE. I'm not one for getting Autographs or acting like a little girl at a boy band concert but I grab my wife's arm and loudly proclaimed. "That's Vinnie Paul, Vinnie F@$#ing Paul!!!"

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #92 on: July 12, 2018, 12:48:59 PM »
Darryl Rogers dies at 83.

Was an ok coach at MSU, peaking with a co-Big Ten title in 1978, finishing #12 in the polls.  After a 1-3 start, MSU won 7 in a row, including a road win at Michigan, who they shared the conference title with.  MSU had a TV/bowl ban due to recruiting violations under previous coach Denny Stolz, so all in all it is one of the forgotten good MSU teams.  They had the conference's best passing attack, with Kirk Gibson at WR.  Instead MSU's Rose Bowl drought extended until 1987, and UM went in 1979 in their place.  That game gave us the Charles White Phantom Touchdown, in USC's 17-10 win.  The Trojans had also beaten MSU earlier in the year, in LA.

After the 1979 season, AD Joe Kearney took the Arizona State AD job, and took his head football coach with him.  Rogers returned to Michigan a few years later to coach the Lions, after taking Arizona State to a Fiesta Bowl, and a #6 national ranking, before giving way to John Cooper, who two years later won Arizona State's lone Rose Bowl with Rogers' players as uperclassmen.

Rogers recruited some damn solid NFL talent to ASU like Eric Allen and Randal McDaniel, among others.
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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #93 on: July 17, 2018, 03:41:38 PM »
From Eleven Warriors
Former Ohio State defensive end and All-Big Ten player Mike Kudla passed away unexpectedly Sunday at the age of 34.

Kudla, who played for the Buckeyes from 2002-2005, won a national championship as a freshman with Ohio State and went on to become one of the strongest players ever to play in Columbus. He still holds the OSU football record for max bench press at 610 pounds and at one time, held the NFL Combine record for most reps.


In 2003, Kudla was read his last rites after being diagnosed with Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, a rare illness that causes high fever and severe eye damage. Kudla lost nearly 50 pounds before beating the illness and returning to Columbus for his sophomore season.

Kudla was named first-team All-Big Ten and Ohio State's most valuable player on defense in 2005. In his final college game, he set a Fiesta Bowl record with three sacks to help the Buckeyes beat Notre Dame. He finished his college career with 91 tackles and 14.5 sacks.



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« Reply #94 on: July 22, 2018, 01:50:37 PM »
Tony Sparano has died. 

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« Reply #95 on: July 29, 2018, 03:10:33 PM »
Rip Nikolai volkoff .  Great all time heel, commanding silence so he could sing the Soviet anthem .   I guess two other wrestlers died too.  Unrelated . Brian Christopher and Brickhouse Brown.

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« Reply #96 on: July 29, 2018, 05:03:10 PM »
As the NFL battles with CTE and all that, at least it's getting a real look as a perceived 'legitimate' sport.  I know in the past 10 years or so, pro wrestlers have dropped like flies.  I'm afraid since it's "staged," it won't get the genuine look it should, in terms of health, damage, and fallout.
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« Reply #97 on: July 30, 2018, 08:41:38 AM »
Rip Nikolai volkoff .  Great all time heel, commanding silence so he could sing the Soviet anthem .   I guess two other wrestlers died too.  Unrelated . Brian Christopher and Brickhouse Brown.
IIRC he was Jerry Lawler's son

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #98 on: August 13, 2018, 12:33:59 PM »
Jim the Anvil died.  Brett is the last surviving wrestler from the Hart Foundation I believe.

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« Reply #99 on: August 13, 2018, 01:05:08 PM »
Jim the Anvil died.  Brett is the last surviving wrestler from the Hart Foundation I believe.
Yeah, Owen, Pillman and Bulldog are all dead.  I want to say there was a 3rd Hart brother to Owen and Brett that was part of it back in the 80s, but never rose to the same level.  No clue if he's alive or not.

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« Reply #100 on: August 13, 2018, 01:14:51 PM »
Yeah, Owen, Pillman and Bulldog are all dead.  I want to say there was a 3rd Hart brother to Owen and Brett that was part of it back in the 80s, but never rose to the same level.  No clue if he's alive or not.
Smith Hart passed away a couple of years ago I believe.

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« Reply #101 on: August 13, 2018, 01:36:54 PM »
There was a pretty good 30 for 30 short about a family of professional wrestlers, a father and like 4 of his sons, that where pretty big in one of the regional circuits (Texas I believe, before the WWF/WWE was a massive juggernaut) and how all but one of the brothers committed suicide at some point. 
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« Reply #102 on: August 13, 2018, 02:07:12 PM »
RIP Stan Mikita. Truly an all-timer and an even better man.
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« Reply #103 on: August 13, 2018, 02:17:08 PM »
Smith Hart passed away a couple of years ago I believe.
Jesus, there were apparently 8 brothers?  Yeah, Smith died last year.  Ross was the one I was thinking of.  Appeared on and off through the 80s, not always under the Hart name.  There was also Keith and Bruce.  Bruce had a limited WWF run too.  Keith and the 8th brother didn't.

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« Reply #104 on: August 16, 2018, 11:23:40 AM »
Raise your glasses to the Queen of Soul.  Rest in Peace Aretha

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« Reply #105 on: September 06, 2018, 09:08:59 PM »
Burt Reynolds, prolific actor (175+ movies) and one time college football QB (FSU) and pals of Lee Corso, has died.

Has an actor been so famous and appeared in so many lousy movies?  Carson/SNL really made him   Yes, he has some ringers (Boogie Nights, Deliverance, Smokey..) but phew, a lot of low grade junk.

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« Reply #106 on: September 07, 2018, 12:45:19 PM »
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« Reply #107 on: September 08, 2018, 09:54:56 AM »

Has an actor been so famous and appeared in so many lousy movies?  Carson/SNL really made him   Yes, he has some ringers (Boogie Nights, Deliverance, Smokey..) but phew, a lot of low grade junk.
My first thought was yes, Adam Sandler, but either way, a fantastic question. Even Reynolds’ memorable movies like Deliverance and Boogie nights come with a sort’ve odd embarrassment I wouldn’t want the association of. Smokey is probably his hallmark but even that won’t be appreciated outside the sweet tea drinking South. His last two decades definitely had a famous-for-being-famous quality.

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« Reply #108 on: September 08, 2018, 02:19:38 PM »
My first thought was yes, Adam Sandler, but either way, a fantastic question. Even Reynolds’ memorable movies like Deliverance and Boogie nights come with a sort’ve odd embarrassment I wouldn’t want the association of. Smokey is probably his hallmark but even that won’t be appreciated outside the sweet tea drinking South. His last two decades definitely had a famous-for-being-famous quality.
Yeah, but Adam Sandler is a comedian. And not a "cerebral" comedian. A funny character, crazy voice, physical humor comedian. I'm not sure he ever did stand up, or would survive at it. He was much more suited to sketch comedy and turned some "sketch" characters into actual movies. So stupid campy comedies are exactly what you expect from him.
And here I am thinking back to NUWildcat... Much like myself, a strong fan of stand up. 

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« Reply #110 on: September 18, 2018, 11:10:07 AM »
A 22-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Iowa State golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena, the 2018 Big 12 champion and the school's female athlete of the year.

Barquin Arozamena, 22, was found dead Monday at a golf course in Ames, Iowa. Ames police on Monday night announced that Collin Daniel Richards has been charged following an investigation by several law enforcement agencies. Bond was set at $5 million.

Officers were called to Coldwater Golf Course on Monday morning after golfers had located a golf bag with no one around it. Officers located Barquin Arozamena's body "some distance away" and determined she had been assaulted. A cause of death has not been determined.

According to a Ames police news release, Richards has no known address.

A native of Spain, Barquin Arozamena finished her eligibility this spring but remained in school to complete her civil engineering degree in the fall semester.

"This is a tragic and senseless loss of a talented young woman and an acclaimed student athlete," Iowa State University president Dr. Wendy Wintersteen said in a prepared statement. "We mourn with her family and friends in Spain, her teammates here and all who knew her. On behalf of the entire Cyclone family, I extend our deep condolences to Celia's family and her many friends and teammates at Iowa State. We are deeply saddened."

Barquin Arozamena won the Big 12 championship by three strokes in April. She was a three-time all-conference selection, earned first-team All-Big 12 academic honors three times and qualified for NCAA regionals in all four years she competed.

"We are all devastated," Iowa State women's golf coach Christie Martens said in a prepared statement. "Celia was a beautiful person who was loved by all her teammates and friends. She loved Iowa State and was an outstanding representative for our school. We will never forget her competitive drive to be the best and her passion for life."
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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #111 on: September 20, 2018, 05:45:14 PM »
Just sad news 

Recently retired Gophers football player Nick Connelly dies at 22
Connelly retired from the football team last season after suffering a concussion. 
Connelly, who turned 22 on Monday, was diagnosed in June with Burkitt's lymphoma, a rare and aggressive form of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

"On Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, Heaven needed a right tackle and Nick Connelly got the call," Chuck Connelly's statement read. "… Nick was winning the battle through aggressive chemotherapy until the cancer became resistant to all chemo regimens. Nick was a beautiful big strong young athlete with a very kind heart and a great smile."

Connelly, a 6-7, 300-pound former Red Wing High School standout, started five games for the Gophers last year as a redshirt sophomore but retired from football because of concussions. His last game for the Gophers was Oct. 7 at Purdue during which he suffered the fifth concussion of his career.

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« Reply #112 on: October 04, 2018, 01:23:23 AM »
CJ Fuller (Clemson RB 2015-17) has died at age 22.   Not a lot of details.    Really sad.

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« Reply #113 on: October 04, 2018, 07:32:18 AM »
GodSpeed & RIP Celia,Nick & CJ
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« Reply #114 on: October 04, 2018, 08:11:41 AM »
Guh. Sounds like it was during his ACL operation. I've read that a blood clot is implicated. His poor family.

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« Reply #115 on: October 04, 2018, 08:26:42 AM »
Blood Clots,sheesh Friend of mine nearly passed away when he got them in/on his lungs.Quite painful and scary,he's a pretty good dude and not prone to complain but he said he thought the jig was up.22,too damn young,bless his family
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« Reply #116 on: October 04, 2018, 08:34:44 AM »
My Dad suffered a stroke due to a clot the day following surgery to remove a kidney.  He was like, I think I had a stroke.   Wiped out his left side motor skills for awhile.

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #117 on: October 04, 2018, 08:41:56 AM »
blood clots are scary... my dad battles them in his leg.  He doesn't complain much either, but he knows when he gets them. 

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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #118 on: October 04, 2018, 08:56:38 AM »
There was a pretty good 30 for 30 short about a family of professional wrestlers, a father and like 4 of his sons, that where pretty big in one of the regional circuits (Texas I believe, before the WWF/WWE was a massive juggernaut) and how all but one of the brothers committed suicide at some point.
The Von Erich family. They were huge stars in Texas in the 80s.  I think there were 5 brothers. Mike, David, Kerry, Kevin, and Chris.  As far as I know Kevin is the only one left.  Hard to imagine one family suffering that much heartache.  

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« Reply #119 on: October 04, 2018, 09:05:28 AM »
The Von Erich family. They were huge stars in Texas in the 80s.  I think there were 5 brothers. Mike, David, Kerry, Kevin, and Chris.  As far as I know Kevin is the only one left.  Hard to imagine one family suffering that much heartache.  
depression is hereditary... not inconceivable all suffered... we often say "he died of cancer" or "a heart attack got her", but we rarely say "depression killed them" because they commit suicide.... just something to think about, maybe... i'm dang sure no doctor, but it makes sense to me... 

 

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