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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    I haven't watched or followed wrestling in years, so I didn't know.
    I haven't really followed it myself since the '80s as a spectator, but I would read wrestling news every now and then.
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    If there was a Mount Rushmore of wrestling managers, I'd put Mr. Heenan on it along with Capt. Lou, Freddie Blassie and Jim Cornette.
    Avatar: Here's to the late, great Steve Dillon. Best. Punisher. Artist. EVER!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Darknight Detective View Post
    I was around back then, but I don't really recall Secretariat's amazing year of '72 (unlike a few years later with Seattle Slew, Affirmed, and the tragic Ruffian). Still, in the pantheon of great horses that includes Man O' War and Seabiscuit, Secretariat may be #1. Kudos to Ms. Chenery (who happened to be my age now back in '72 ) for a fine career.

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    I did get to see Secretariat run at the old Arlington Park outside of Chicago (the clubhouse and grandstand burned down some years later). My sister and I went and it was standing room only. I recall watching Seattle Slew and Affirmed Triple Crown and the match race Ruffian had against Foolish Pleasure. Nice to meet an old racing fan here. I don't follow the races as much as I used to though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Maiden View Post
    I did get to see Secretariat run at the old Arlington Park outside of Chicago (the clubhouse and grandstand burned down some years later). My sister and I went and it was standing room only. I recall watching Seattle Slew and Affirmed Triple Crown and the match race Ruffian had against Foolish Pleasure. Nice to meet an old racing fan here. I don't follow the races as much as I used to though.
    I don't follow it like I used to myself, IM, but I still enjoy it when I can.
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    "The Raging Bull" Jake LaMotta died yesterday at age 95. While he wasn't the greatest fighter in his weight class, I don't believe anybody could take a punch better than him pound-for-pound.

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    Bernie Casey, former NFL player, known best for roles in "Sharkey's Machine," “Revenge of the Nerds” and “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka,” died Wednesday. He was 78. He was also an accomplished painter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old School Ollie 1962 View Post
    Bernie Casey, former NFL player, known best for roles in "Sharkey's Machine," “Revenge of the Nerds” and “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka,” died Wednesday. He was 78. He was also an accomplished painter.
    He was better than your average athlete-turned actor, IMO. Very natural acting style. Brian's Song was probably the first thing I saw him in, FWIW.

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    https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/...-68/696854001/

    Charles Bradley, the "screaming eagle of soul" has died.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gryphon View Post
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/...-68/696854001/

    Charles Bradley, the "screaming eagle of soul" has died.
    What an amazing life story.
    RIP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gryphon View Post
    Rest in Peace, Hugh Hefner, Thank you for creating the Playboy magazine. You know how to pick the most beautiful women/

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    I just heard about Hefner as I was waking up this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gryphon View Post
    RIP Bobby Heenan
    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    If there was a Mount Rushmore of wrestling managers, I'd put Mr. Heenan on it along with Capt. Lou, Freddie Blassie and Jim Cornette.
    OMG I am just learning about this Today and I am Sadden to hear to news on Bobby Heenan.

    If you are a Wrestling fan of any level you Know him and beyond that, he was truly the man that did it all, then Some and Went beyond that. He was a class act cause weather you loved or hated him on TV he Knew how to keep it fresh in how to entertain you, always be original yet classic at the sametime and Never was too big to make himself the center of a Joke cause I think he KNEW that is how you impacted the audiance.

    IMO one of the Single people I can say that was on the TV that MADE Wrestling what it is today and made it the Classy back in the 80's and 90's!

    I can say SO much more, their is to much to say, He had a Grand Impact on my childhood and I know many others, a Man that will truly be missed, but he lived a Beyond Amazing Life!

    Blessing to You and Your Family and Friends Bobby!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Gryphon View Post
    Many a boy from my generation got an education from his famous magazine that, unlike in this century, couldn't be attained easily 45 years ago - certainly not at the parochial school I attended.

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    The thing that was interesting about Playboy was that in a lot of cases it was the Atlantic before the Atlantic existed. A number of articles were really progressive in their time, and, minus the nudes, the information given in those pages actually helped in changing people's view points.

    His daughter still is running the business and keeps trying to improve upon it, it's not easy, but I do respect her for attempting to keep the magazine relevant in this day and age. Also, what's interesting is that Mr. Hefner actually showed a lot of respect to the many ladies that he had in his life, while his marriages never did seem to work out, he did care about the women that were working for him, so for that end, he should be shown respect as far as a publisher and a magazine owner.

    RIP old man, you did well.

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