2020 RIP Thread

David K.

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Rest in Peace Lou Brock! Best regards, David
 

KCLJ520

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I just heard that. With Tom Seaver passing a few days ago Brock is the second mainstay HOFer of the 1960s/70s to die in the last week. He was one of the first baseball players I was aware of as a youngster too. Very sad.

He was such a nice man in real life too, I met him in 2009 as part of the STL All Star Summer, and he was just great....I asked him if he had time for a photo with a Cardinal fan from Chicago, and he laughed and joked about it with me "how do you do that? A Cardinal fan from Chicago??" A great player and an even better person!
 

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RIP Mike Sexton. Him and that Van Patton dude were a great duo during my time watching the WSOP.

Billy

The Van Patton dude, was the son of Dick Van Patton, who starred on Eight is Enough in the late 70's and early 80's and was the ad talent for Potawatomi Bingo and Casino in Milwaukee where I used to work. Would be in our ad's and film occasional new commercials on the floor on occassion. Never got to meet him but still kind of a cool piece of trivia.
 

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Rest in Peace, Lady Tyrell (Game of Thrones) or for those a bit older, Emma Peel (The Avengers TV show in the 60's) ... Diana Rigg at 82.
 

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Rest in Peace, Lady Tyrell (Game of Thrones) or for those a bit older, Emma Peel (The Avengers TV show in the 60's) ... Diana Rigg at 82.

I remember her from her days with the Avengers TV! Also saw her in a few of the Game of Thrones shows on youtube. Rest in Peace Diana Rigg! Best regards, David
 

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Rest in Peace Ruth Bader Ginsburg! Won many battles and hearts! Fighter till the end. Best regards, David
 

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We have lost so many great people this year. 2020 can go f the hell off. I'm so done with this year.

Completely agree -- this year can end as quickly as possible as far as I am concerned!!

RIP RBG -- all politics aside, she was an extremely influential voice on the Supreme Court since the Clinton Administration.
 

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NFL Hall of Famer and long time Cardinals free safety Larry Wilson passed away this week who along with Seaver and Brock was another mainstay of sports cards during the 1960s and 1970s,\. He was 6 time first Team all Pro and made the 75th and 100th Anniversary All Time NFL teams. This guy was a serious NFL legend and not some borderline Hall of Famer.
 

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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news: Polar Bear 67 or Terry Beaulieu pasted away on Sept 13, 2020. Always traded for Blue Jays players for his girls. I just got a nice letter from wife Mable Beaulieu asking me to let everyone on the Bench know...Let the members know what happened to him. Rest in Peace Terry! Best regards, David
 

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NFL Hall of Famer and long time Cardinals free safety Larry Wilson passed away this week who along with Seaver and Brock was another mainstay of sports cards during the 1960s and 1970s,\. He was 6 time first Team all Pro and made the 75th and 100th Anniversary All Time NFL teams. This guy was a serious NFL legend and not some borderline Hall of Famer.

And just like that, 2020 strikes again -- RIP Gale Sayers, passing away today at age 77. HOF'r with the Bears. My first recollection of him was his portrayal in Brian's Song by Billy Dee Williams.
 

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And just like that, 2020 strikes again -- RIP Gale Sayers, passing away today at age 77. HOF'r with the Bears. My first recollection of him was his portrayal in Brian's Song by Billy Dee Williams.

I had not heard that, wow, what a rough year this has been. Gale Sayers, while before my time (I was born in 1981), was very well known and well regarded in Chicago when I was growing up there, really paving the way for Walter Payton and the next generation of Bears greats Gale Sayers and Dick Butkus were two true legends, feared and respected by competitors throughout the NFL.

Here are a couple of Highlight reels:



Brian's Song was a great movie, with James Caan playing Brian Piccolo and Billy Dee playing Gale, as you had said, Katester. That is such a shame, 77 is not old at all.

Rest In Peace.

Kevin
 
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