RIP -- Consequential Person Has Passed Away

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  1. taosjohn

    taosjohn Member+

    Dec 23, 2004
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    While college cafeteria food... Once upon a time on 1970 I asked Citizen Tom Paine's 5-times-great-granddaughter "what is that?" as she was dishing something out for me which was somewhere between a pork chop and a Hershey bar in both color and shape, and she replied "I don't know-- it comes in cans marked 'meat.'"

    I went to the goodwill and got a hot plate the next day.
     
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  2. roby

    roby Member+

    SIRLOIN SALOON FC, PITTSFIELD MA
    Feb 27, 2005
    So Cal
    When I was in the military I bit into a fried chicken thigh in the Mess that was mostly raw. I couldn't bring myself to eat any for more than a yr. :eek:
     
  3. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Did she say all revolutions are not the same?
     
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  4. ChrisSSBB

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    Jun 22, 2005
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  5. Val1

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    Arsenal
    Mar 12, 2004
    MD's Eastern Shore
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    I'm of the belief that Walton was the greatest basketball player ever. But he only had 2 1/2 healthy years. He won a championship, and then had the Blazers on a 69-win pace with Johnny Hollins, Maurice Lucas and Dave Twardzik as his running mates. That's a pretty, umm, underwhelming, lineup.

    He's alone with Gale Sayers as Hall of Famers based on just a couple of seasons.
     
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  6. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
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    DC United
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    United States
    It’s mostly forgotten outside the Triangle area now, I think, but Walton’s senior year is the year Wooden’s steak ended. NC State beat them in double overtime in the semifinals. Back then, either because I was younger or sports fandom was different, State was my second favorite team. This is all to show my memory bona fides.

    Anyway, when he lost that game, he was distraught about letting Wooden down and feared he would be remembered as a loser.

    Ride that train, big man, ride that train.
     
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  7. taosjohn

    taosjohn Member+

    Dec 23, 2004
    taos,nm
    The Mountain Man, 71, cancer.

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    "Said it costs a lot to win
    Even more to lose
    You and me buddy spent some time
    Just wonderin'
    Which to choose.
    Goes to show, you don't ever know,
    Watch each card you play, and play it slow
    Wait until that deal comes round
    And don't you let that deal go down."

    "The compass always points to Terrapin."
     
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  8. roby

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    SIRLOIN SALOON FC, PITTSFIELD MA
    Feb 27, 2005
    So Cal
    #4733 roby, May 27, 2024
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    Bill contributed a lot in his last years with the Celtics! We're all Greatful! :(

    “Playing basketball with Larry Bird,” Walton once said, “is like singing with Jerry Garcia,” referencing the co-founder of the Grateful Dead.
     
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  9. chaski

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    Mar 20, 2000
    redacted
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    Lisburn Distillery FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Turks and Caicos Islands
     
  10. chaski

    chaski Moderator
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    Mar 20, 2000
    redacted
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    Lisburn Distillery FC
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    Turks and Caicos Islands
    #4735 chaski, May 27, 2024
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    Interviews in post above were a while ago.
    Here is Rick Carlisle today on Walton.

     
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  11. charlie15

    charlie15 Member+

    Mar 9, 2000
    Bethesda, Md
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    Arsenal FC
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    United States
    RIP Bill Walton. I was never a Celtics fan but always admired Walton. He was such a interesting character, a larger than life figure and overall a really decent and empathetic human being.
     
  12. charlie15

    charlie15 Member+

    Mar 9, 2000
    Bethesda, Md
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    Arsenal FC
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    United States
    #4737 charlie15, May 27, 2024
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    Great story and Rick words were really moving....Indeed Bill Walton is unique.

    Kareem statement....

     
  13. Deadtigers

    Deadtigers Member+

    Jul 23, 2015
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    Ghana
    I always remember him as a broadcaster that was a fan first. He seemed to absolutely love life.

    Did you know that years later, like decades, at summer basketball camp that Wooden was coaching on and Walton was present. Walton talked about how Wooden just turned to him, in front of the kids and said what's the first rule of rebounding and Walton said always assume the shot of miss. Walton could not believe that he still remembered it because he hadn't said it or thought about it in decades but in that moment in front of Wooden, it all came back.
     
  14. Dyvel

    Dyvel Member+

    Jul 24, 1999
    The dog end of a day gone by
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Nobody regrets divorce.
     
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  15. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In one article I read it said he played 468 or 486 games his whole NBA career. That’s basically just 6 seasons with a game missed here and there.
     
  16. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

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    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
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    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    SO much this! I could not stand the Bird-era or Havlicek-era Celtics, tho I respected their talent, and emulated the Black players in the driveway against friends ("Jo-Jo White!" as I shot the ball). You know how Boston (the city) was back then, still may be, to some degree. Kobe getting Shaq out of LA after throwing the 2004 Finals made me cheer for my favorite team's rival against my favorite team because I didn't want to see him get another ring.

    Liked Walton as a Blazer, just like I liked DJ as a Sonic. Could not stand either one of them as Celtics. DJ just looked a little bit too happy to be there, like a butler or valet instead of a grown-ass man coming to Boston with a ring.

    RIP to him. A thoroughly good person, despite playing for the igliest
     
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  17. Dr. Wankler

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    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
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    The one thing I liked about that era’s Celtics was the court side enthusiasm of the guys they had coming off the bench: Walton, of course, and in the years before that 85-86 team, M. L. Carr (who once said that if he gets traded back to the Pistons he would convert to Islam and change his name to Abdul Automobile).
     
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  18. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
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    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Plus Kinston’s own Cornbread Maxwell!

    There’s a couple of towns in eastern NC, Kinston and Rocky Mount, that have delivered the talent. Jerry Stackhouse is from Kinston and Phil Ford and Buck Williams are from Rocky Mount. There are others, but those are the biggest names.
     
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  19. Dyvel

    Dyvel Member+

    Jul 24, 1999
    The dog end of a day gone by
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    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
  20. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    M. L. Carr is from North Carolina, and he played college basketball at Guilford . . . same college as the legendary World B. Free.

    As I went to confirm this information, I learned that M.L. Carr played for the Scranton Apollos in the legendary Eastern Basketball League (a part time, weekend-only league that was great, but alas, put out to pasture by the ABA)
     
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  21. ChrisSSBB

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    Jun 22, 2005
    DE
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    I saw the Allentown Jets play Scranton. I think it was when they were the Miners back in the EPBL days.
     
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  22. roby

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    Feb 27, 2005
    So Cal
    Larry's 60 pt game against the Hawks. Watch Atlanta's bench go nuts when he scores. Multiple Hawks got fined after their reactions. :D

    https://streamable.com/hztvew
     
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  23. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Maxwells sister went to Spelman. We called her Cornbread when she was not nearby.
     
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  24. Dr. Wankler

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    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
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    Chicago Fire
    I think you’d get a kick out of this book. That’s one of the Miner’s most famous players, future Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim

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  25. charlie15

    charlie15 Member+

    Mar 9, 2000
    Bethesda, Md
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    RIP Ms Robinson!

    Marian Robinson, the mother of former US First Lady Michelle Obama, has died at 86, her family has announced.
    In a statement, the Obamas said that Robinson had died "peacefully" on Friday morning.
    Robinson was a well-known fixture at the White House during the eight years of Barack Obama's administration between 2009 and 2017.
    She spent much of that time taking care of her two granddaughters, Michelle and Barack Obama's daughters Malia and Sasha.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/ce551e71vl4o
     
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