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Yogi Berra: 1925-2015


    The legendary former player and manager, who led both the New York Yankees and Mets to the World Series, died Tuesday. He was 90.
    N.Y. Times

September 23, 2015   No Comments

Moses Malone: 1955-2015


    One of the most underrated centers in NBA history, Malone was found dead earlier today in a hotel room in a Norfolk, Va. The cause of death hasn’t been announced but it is believed to be a heart attack. Malone was only 60.
    His death comes just weeks after the passing of Darryl Dawkins, who also played with the Philadelphia 76ers during his NBA career.
    N.Y. Times

September 13, 2015   No Comments

B.B. King: 1925-2015



    The legendary Blues man passed Thursday night in Las Vegas. He was 89. Couldn’t tell you how much of an impact he had on fans like me. Still remember seeing that “Indianola Mississippi Seeds” album in my Dad’s collection. The cover immediately drew me in. Then I put a needle to it. Oh doctor.
    L.A. Times

May 15, 2015   No Comments

Gene Fullmer: 1931-2015


    The former middleweight champ, who beat Sugar Ray Robinson twice, died Monday in Taylorsville, Utah. He was 83.
    N.Y. Times

May 1, 2015   No Comments

‘Missing Energy Guy On His Team’


    Sucked 1st time we heard it. Gone too soon.
    Doc Rivers on Thursday: “It was sad. It’s very sad. He was very healthy. We saw him at our game the last time we were in Portland, so…52-years-old? That’s just very sad.”

February 20, 2015   No Comments

Dean Smith: 1931-2015

Dean Smith

    The legendary coach passed Saturday at age 83. As much as Smith was known as the longtime coach at North Carolina, many knew little or nothing of his civil rights’ stands. An appreciation.

    Billy Casper: 1931-2015: We also lost one of the great golfers of the world Saturday.
    UT San Diego

February 8, 2015   No Comments

Jethro Pugh: 1944-2014

NFL Historical Imagery


One of the famed members of the Dallas Cowboys’ “Doomsday Day” defense back in the ’70s, Pugh passed Wednesday of natural causes. He was 70.

January 8, 2015   No Comments

Stuart Scott: 1965-2015


    The ESPN anchor passed earlier today from his battle with cancer. He was only 49.

January 4, 2015   No Comments

Bryan Burwell: 1955-2014


    My heart’s a little heavy today.
    One of the country’s few black sports columnists and an outstanding writer with a colorful personality to boot, Burwell passed Thursday morning from cancer. He was only 59.
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

December 5, 2014   No Comments

Bob Gottlieb: 1940-2014

Bob Gottlieb

    In addition to his own career in hoops, Bob is the father of Doug, who many of you Okie State fans know from his playing days there. I knew Bob but Doug better since I covered Doug’s games as a major talent at Tustin High (Calif.). Can still hear Bob barking during games “Get the ball to Doug!”
    Bob was 74. Here’s a link to Doug’s Facebook post announcing his father’s death.
    Condolences to Doug and his family.
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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November 24, 2014   No Comments