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Sundae 12-21-2013 03:12 PM

David Coleman.
It's not even a cold Winter and it takes them anyway.


'The big Cuban opened his legs and showed his class'
David Coleman
Montreal Olympics, 1976

The man who gave his name to a commentary cock-up (the Colemanball) could sometimes be so bad he was good. Like here, for instance. As Cuban Alberto Juantorena - nicknamed 'El Caballo' (the horse) for his muscular appearance and nine-foot stride - powered to 400m and 800m gold medals in Montreal, Coleman began his fine foot-in-mouth tradition with this observation.
Actually this one might belong in the bummed out thread. For me.
Because I read Private Eye for years (and Colemanballs was their column) and because my bro and I laughed until we cried together over his howlers in print, by chance live or in compilations.

But he had a good and successful life, so it's not for me to be bummed.
And I think he'd laugh at that.

Gravdigr 12-23-2013 03:03 PM

Mikhail Kalashnikov, designer of the AK-47, and AK-74, is dead at 94.


"I'm proud of my invention, but I'm sad that it is used by terrorists ... I would prefer to have invented a machine that people could use and that would help farmers with their work for example a lawn mower."
~Mikhail Kalashnikov

DanaC 12-31-2013 11:34 AM

Ah damn: John Fortune has died. Gutted.

Sundae 01-01-2014 10:19 AM

I don't get how that information was buried [oops] at the end of the news when "Schumacher is still alive, no change" was headlines.

Very sad. The passing of part of a comedy era.

Undertoad 01-10-2014 10:57 AM

This will be only for Philly people, but RIP Bill Conlin. Great baseball columnist... in the Hall of Fame... and then retired upon credible allegations of child abuse.

footfootfoot 01-10-2014 11:19 AM

And yet, Pete Rose is banned for life?

infinite monkey 01-10-2014 05:50 PM


Originally Posted by footfootfoot (Post 888834)
And yet, Pete Rose is banned for life?

Amen brother!

Let Pete in the Hall!

sexobon 01-10-2014 06:46 PM

He'll bet you they will.

Griff 01-10-2014 07:17 PM

The Hall looks more and more idiotic every year that goes by. You've got the child molesters voting on who is moral enough to go in...They look to be snubbing Mike Mussina now (not snubbed on morals just because stupidity).

infinite monkey 01-10-2014 09:29 PM


Originally Posted by sexobon (Post 888917)
He'll bet you they will.

He never betted on his own associations. ;)

infinite monkey 01-16-2014 06:10 PM

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Ahoy Professor. You taught me so much. You taught me that batteries sitting on a shelf could lose their power, then you taught me that coconuts will suffice just as nice.

RIP Russell Johnson.

Gravdigr 01-17-2014 01:49 PM

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Dave Madden, the band manager on "The Partridge Family" died at age 82.

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DanaC 01-17-2014 04:06 PM

Trigger from Only Fools and Horses died yesterday.

Sundae 01-18-2014 04:01 AM

I was going to post about it, but my inability to open more than one Window at a time made it impossible for me to find out his real name. Back on the iPad now, despite the fact it's not as keyboard-friendly.

Roger Lloyd-Pack.
Emily Lloyd is his daughter.

Merkins might know him best from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as Barty Crouch (David Tennant's dad).

Griff 01-18-2014 04:28 PM

Ah, I remember his face. Not a big Potterite so I prolly saw him in something else...

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