RIP -- Consequential Person Has Passed Away

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  1. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, it ain’t a real party until I’ve roofied and raped some tight young thing.
     
  2. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    His White COUNTERPARTS. I don't know if YOU ran in his circles or not, being a preteen at the time and all, or if you have that kind of money even today, but if a wager is involved, I'm guessing no on both.
     
  3. rslfanboy

    rslfanboy Member+

    Jul 24, 2007
    Section 26
    I made fun of myself. Just let it be!
     
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  4. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    United States
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Blame Berhalter.
     
  5. raza_rebel

    raza_rebel Member+

    Dec 11, 2000
    Club:
    Univ de Chile
    I never got into it. There was a friend of a friend in uni who dictated her social and class calendar around Friends episodes. It wasn't funny for me (meh on Seinfeld but I could at least chuckle).

    A climbing partner and I recently discussed Friends. She was a fan when they were live, but thought it aged poorly. I still have yet to laugh.
     
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  6. YankHibee

    YankHibee Member+

    Mar 28, 2005
    indianapolis
    Too soon? Nah
     

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  7. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
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    OK I laughed
     
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  8. TheJoeGreene

    TheJoeGreene Member+

    Aug 19, 2012
    The Lubbock Texas
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Friends was the beginning of the end of the classic sitcom. The only way the show works is if the entire thing is Ross having a nightmare, otherwise they're just horrible, whiny people that are unaware of how awful they are. At least Seinfeld's characters were under no illusions that they were terrible. We got The Office and It's Always Sunny after that, but Sunny was on FX. Stuff like 30 Rock and Big Bang Theory had long runs, but were nothing like the hits that preceded them.

    I liked Matthew Perry when I saw him in interviews and some of his other work, but that show was dreadful.
     
  9. Val1

    Val1 Member+

    Arsenal
    Mar 12, 2004
    MD's Eastern Shore
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    That's in pretty poor taste. At whatever time you'd post it.
     
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  10. rslfanboy

    rslfanboy Member+

    Jul 24, 2007
    Section 26
    30 Rock is amazing. Just as good, if not better, than what preceded it.
     
  11. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    As good as the Lear stuff? I'll have to check it out.
     
  12. soccernutter

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    Tottenham Hotspur
    Aug 22, 2001
    Near the mountains.
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was never a fan of Friends, and found it to mostly stupid. I did like Chandler best, the very little that I saw of it.
    Seinfeld was better, but had a mean streak to it. It also had better writing, and has a massive number of memorable/quotable lines.
    Never liked The Office, but I think that had more to do with the unoriginality of it, matched with the British version as staring Ricky Gervais (I don't like his humor).
    Have never seen any of Sunny.
    30 Rock is underrated, IMO.
    TBBT is also hit and miss. I liked it, but as many long running shows go, it became forced after season 7 or 8 or so (and I really didn't like the final season). Also, Sheldon became repetitive. Kaley Cuoco also his highly underrated in that show.
     
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  13. TheJoeGreene

    TheJoeGreene Member+

    Aug 19, 2012
    The Lubbock Texas
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    That's the brilliance of what happened to Cheers. Shelley Long quitting after season 5 gave the show a boost with a new female foil for Sam and freshened up the entire situation. M*A*S*H had a similar situation with two original main characters leaving after season 4 and another after season 6. I honestly think that's part of what made both finales so widely viewed, there was enough change with main characters leaving that it didn't get too stale.
     
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  14. Val1

    Val1 Member+

    Arsenal
    Mar 12, 2004
    MD's Eastern Shore
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Colonel Blake and Trapper John left after the 3rd season, Burns left after the 6th and you forgot Radar leaving after the 8th. You are right, though, an insane amount of churn.
     
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  15. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    All week I've been associating the dead guy with Beverly Hills 90210. Now I see that that guy died a few years ago...
     
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  16. Smurfquake

    Smurfquake Moderator
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    Aug 8, 2000
    San Carlos, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was doing the same thing, and yeah, it was kind of surprising to re-learn that Luke Perry died some time back.
     
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  17. YankHibee

    YankHibee Member+

    Mar 28, 2005
    indianapolis
    Oh well.
     
  18. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
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  19. TheJoeGreene

    TheJoeGreene Member+

    Aug 19, 2012
    The Lubbock Texas
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I moved to Lubbock long after Bob Knight's run as the basketball coach at TTU. I feel like this was one of the very few places he could have thrived after the fiasco at IU. One of the very first stories I heard about his time here was an incident at the Market Street grocery store that's about 2 miles off campus. Knight was there for lunch and was getting food at the salad bar. A local said something to him that he didn't like, and the situation escalated to the point that they were throwing food at each other while screaming and cussing until the cops came to break it up.

    Not only did that incident not tarnish his reputation here, but it's looked back upon fondly in the same city where crazy Mike Leach first thrived.
     
  20. Auriaprottu

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    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    I really wanted to like the guy, but I just can't help but think he leans right.
     
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  21. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    He was a tyrant. When he choked the kid and basically ruined his life I was Iike "yeah that's Knight" IU was complicit in all his shenanigans until it got too toxic.
     
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  22. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Queens, NY
    Knight did have a great quote though when he was referring to journalists. Something like "People learn to read and write in grade 2. Most of us go on to achieve greater things."

    Imagine how bitter he'd be about journalists if he was born 30 years later.
     
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  23. Chicago76

    Chicago76 Member+

    Jun 9, 2002
    I grew up a short distance from Bloomington during the most successful stretch of his tenure (72/73 - 92/93). My family was definitely a “IU” family: tons of IU grads in family, many of whom raced in Little 500 or were student athletes. Even the Purdue grads in my family were IU fans.

    Being both a basketball and soccer player, it was great to have coaches of the stature of Knight and Yeagley in the area. Seeing and interacting with the players, coaching clinics and the impact that had on youth development. The downside to Knight was that many coaches idolized him to the point of mimicking his toughness on the kids they coached. That’s a lot and honestly it probably screwed me up a bit and contributed to me burning out of everything by 16-17.

    One story at his summer camp when I was maybe 12: a buddy and I attended as we did every year and roomed together across the hall from these two kids from Brazil, IN. They were classic big fish in small pond kinda kids who thought they were better than they were. They were good, but not that good but they were definitely cocky. Anyway about day 3 of camp, they were whispering something to themselves and sort of cutting up in a muted way when Knight was talking in front of everyone. This is something you did not do. You tried not to even cough when he had the floor. Anyway, he stops mid sentence and said something like, “I know who is speaking and I’m not gonna say who it is. Everyone over there (points in general area of the chatter) knows who it is too. If I hear one more word, you will be back home before the sweat dries on your jerseys you little assholes. And you will have to explain that to your parents and your coaches.”

    He then continued for 3-4 more minutes before they got maybe 6 words into starting back up again. He stopped and told Ron Felling to “get those little grabasses out of here” it was a long ass walk from one end of the HYPER to the exit…there are 8 courts. Those two got to hear Knight go off on them to the rest of us the entire 100+ yard or so walk. We broke for lunch 20 minutes later and had a bit of time minutes to ourselves back in the dorms before afternoon session kicked off. When we got back to the dorms within an hour of the incident, the door to the their room was open. And it was in the same condition as when we started camp: completely empty, fresh linens on the beds, two fresh towels on the racks, and and two folders with the itinerary and camp expectations for the following week. He disappeared those kids.
     
  24. Val1

    Val1 Member+

    Arsenal
    Mar 12, 2004
    MD's Eastern Shore
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    What a sh!t.

    You are probably 100% correct about his down stream effect on generations of volunteer coaches who mimicked his shittiness.
     
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  25. TheJoeGreene

    TheJoeGreene Member+

    Aug 19, 2012
    The Lubbock Texas
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    The first couple of chapters of Steve Magness' new book, Do Hard Things, are about how coaches like Bob Knight and Bear Bryant were often successful despite themselves and that their most famous attributes (Knight's temper and Bryant's insane Junction Boys training camp) were likely the least important element of their success. It then goes into things like knowing when to quit, etc.

    I agree with it now, but I can also look back and say my only meaningful athletic success was with a lacrosse coach who I legitimately respected but who also threatened to bury me in the forest beside our practice field if I didn't stop screwing up.
     

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