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#561 User is offline   ggwhiz 

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Posted 2017-November-21, 11:09

View Postbarmar, on 2017-November-20, 09:00, said:

Charles Manson is not going to make his next parole hearing, which was scheduled for 10 years from now.


Chuckles is the reason there is a Highway to Hell (an autobahn with no speed limit) and only a Stairway to Heaven
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Posted 2017-December-07, 03:05

Johnny Hallyday : https://en.wikipedia...Johnny_Hallyday

This post has been edited by barmar: 2017-December-07, 10:12
Reason for edit: change to desktop wikipedia link

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Posted 2018-January-15, 12:21

We lost 2 more today:

Cyrille Regis, one of the pioneering black footballers of the 1970s who most of those who came later acknowledge as changing the climate of racism

http://www.bbc.co.uk...otball/42687285

And an enchanting voice, Dolores O'Riordan of the Cranberries

https://www.youtube....h?v=6Ejga4kJUts
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Posted 2018-January-15, 13:16

From Keith Jackson's obit at NYT:

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Look around the Big House in the early morn, Keith Jackson said. Feel its emptiness. Then hunker down a while, watch the crowd fill Michigan Stadium, a sea of maize and blue washing over 92 rows of backless benches. Watch the players burst ebulliently from the tunnel. Watch the Michigan Marching Band warm up. They’ve got mommas and daddies as proud as if they were Big Uglies opening holes for scatbacks. Listen to them belt out “Hail! to the conq’ring heroes!” and get chills like those that made Jackson shiver 40 years ago on his first trip here as the University of Washington’s football announcer, a half-dozen years before he went big-time at ABC Sports.

“This is no doubt my favorite place, to see four generations rise up and appreciate it, for the pageantry, the ambience,” said Jackson, standing inside the stadium’s broadcast booth before last Saturday’s game against Penn State. “Michigan has such grandiosity. It has all those all-Americans. You can’t go anywhere without finding a Michigan graduate.”

With retirement from ABC looming after the season, this was the 70-year-old Jackson’s last sojourn to Ann Arbor to call a Michigan game. Nearly three decades since redefining the sound of televised college football with an evocative idiom and a storyteller’s brio, he insists that it is time to see whether the young bucks in his shadow are as talented as they think. “You want to go when it’s time,” he said. “You’re better off if you go a little early.”

Impending retirement has not altered his routine: He studied tape and game notes at home in Sherman Oaks, Calif., wrote in pencil the teaser for the game’s opening sequence, arrived here late Thursday and met the coaches Friday. At one point during Michigan Coach Lloyd Carr’s low-key meeting with Jackson, his booth mate Bob Griese and the sideline reporter Lynn Swann, Carr said, “I don’t see any merit in losing.”

The remark provided Jackson with a chance to quote Fritz Crisler, the former Michigan coach who mentored the young sportscaster. His bourbon-smooth voice mimicking Crisler’s baritone, Jackson said, “Old Fritz, his neck swelling and eyes flashing, would say, ‘What do you propose to do — teach them to lose?’”

The next morning, Jackson drove from his Ypsilanti hotel in a white rental car more than three hours before the noon game time.

“Whoa, it’s a cool day and I’ve never seen this,” he said, seeing traffic back up a quarter-mile from the Interstate 94 exit ramp leading to the stadium.

“Your moment of stress comes when you’re trying to get to the game,” he said. “Last week in Bloomington, we had a blue parking pass to go to the ABC trucks, but this highway patrolman wouldn’t … let … us … go … that … way. I said, ‘I think we’re going — even if we have to run over you.’ ”

Finding the parking lot closest to Michigan Stadium, he prepared to make a left turn. “I’m going in here, so hold your damned taters!” he said.

When he left the car, he clamped a black cap over his silver hair, hoping not to be recognized. He strode along Main Street toward the stadium, wearing a black overcoat, bulling into the breeze like a Big Ugly trampling a nose tackle. His leave-taking was widely noted by fans walking with him or tailgating in the parking lots.

“You are college football to me!” shouted one fan.

“You’re what the game is all about!” called out a second.

“Take a picture with me!” pleaded a third.

“You and I are both retiring,” a policeman told him as he stood at a red light at East Stadium Boulevard. “I’ve got two more weeks.”

“And I’ve got six,” Jackson said.

Jackson quietly offered his gratitude, looking a bit abashed. If he had planned his retirement more meticulously — and not confirmed it publicly before the season — he would have said, “Folks, I’ll see you,” and vanished from public view as soon as he signed off at the conclusion of the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 4.

If you lose all hope, you can always find it again -- Richard Ford in The Sportswriter
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Posted 2018-January-15, 14:57

View PostCyberyeti, on 2018-January-15, 12:21, said:


And an enchanting voice, Dolores O'Riordan of the Cranberries


Shite!

Got to talk to her briefly a few years back. Lovely woman. Love her music

https://www.youtube....h?v=G6Kspj3OO0s
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