We lasted until the 2nd day of the new year...RIP 'Mean' Gene Okerlund. The voice of the WWE for many, many years. It is best said using your best Hulk Hogan voice...Well you know Mean Gene.....
Or my best Iron Sheik voice....."Gene Mean".
Okurlund was the best at feigning shock and always throwing some smart alecky comment in at the end of the interview. I was just laughing the other day thinking back when he asked Freddie Blassie where he found Kamala the Ugandan Giant and Blassie simply replied in his gravely voice "UGANDA!".
Besides Super Dave Osborne passing away the Captain of the pop duo Captain and Tennile also died today. Not the slow start on this topic you were hoping for.
bblair_2002;385981 Getting back to what SymphonicMetal said before said:
RIP Verna Bloom - passed away at 80 years old. Probably most well known for playing Marion Wormer, the wife of Faber colleges Dean Wormer in Animal House.
I certainly remember Mel Stottlemyre as a kid. He was one of the bright spots on the Yankees as they were in decline after their glory years. He and Fritz Peterson were the aces of those late 60s/early 70s teams. I don't remember Gil Downs though. I'll have to look him up since that name des not ring a bell at all.
Bob Kuchenberg, a starting guard for the 1970s Dolphins passed away this week too. He was a starter on the undefeated 1972 team and made the pro bowl on several occasions.