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[R.I.P,] Sports casualties of 2007

Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by ApolloSmileGirl, Jan 1, 2007.

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  1. chiss_man

    chiss_man Jedi Master star 6

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    Damn he's the only one on NBC's race coverage I mildly liked.
     
  2. ApolloSmileGirl

    ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight star 8

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    Yes, and within like 10 days. I really was hoping this wasn't to be a particular popular thread, due to inactivity and lack of death. :(

    That's #4?
     
  3. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Using the link found in the Bronco Player Dead thread.

    [link=http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2778713]Bronco player collapses and dies.[/link]

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  4. Boomer_Athena

    Boomer_Athena Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Dennis Johnson, Celtics legend died at the age of 52 this week. He certainly wasn't regarded as highly as he probably deserved to be.

    I'd also like to make note of L.T.'s father, who wasn't an athlete, but meant a lot to his son.
     
  5. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Six members of the Bluffton University baseball team died in a bus crash this morning. [link=http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/news/story?id=2785357]The story can be found here.[/link] This is just tragic, and it rocking the community in and around the University and city of Bluffton.
     
  6. Lord_NoONE

    Lord_NoONE Jedi Master star 5

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    What is going on, 2007? This year has been full of tragedy. Things have got to get better.

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  7. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Another tragic event, in a year that has certainly been full of them. I really hope this trend doesn't continue, its bad enough already.

    R.I.P.
     
  8. Armenian_Jedi

    Armenian_Jedi Jedi Master star 7

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    Just heard about this on the radio on my way home. This is just terrible.

    :(
     
  9. ApolloSmileGirl

    ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight star 8

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    [link=http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/6523654?MSNHPHMA]Dogers pitcher Clem Labine dead at 80.[/link]@};-
     
  10. Dark_Jedi_Kenobi

    Dark_Jedi_Kenobi Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    What a shame, yet another tragedy this year. :(

     
  11. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Legendary coach Eddie Robinson passed away at an Atlanta hospital at age 84. He was Grambling coach for over 45 years and amassed 400+ career wins and sent over 200 players to the NFL.
     
  12. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Sad to report the death of Cardinals reliever Josh Hancock, killed in car accident. Tonights SNB Cubs-Cards game has been postponed.

    ST. LOUIS -- Josh Hancock, a key member of the bullpen that helped the St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series last season, was killed in a car crash early Sunday.

    The Cardinals said they were told of the 29-year-old reliever's death by the St. Louis Police Department. The team's home game against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday night was postponed.

    The team said the accident happened in St. Louis, but no other details were disclosed. The Cardinals and police are expected to make a statement this afternoon at Busch Stadium.

    Hancock has pitched for four major league clubs. He went 3-3 in 62 regular-season appearances for the Cardinals last season and pitched in three postseason games. He was 0-1 with a 3.55 ERA in eight games this season.

    Hancock joined the Cardinals before the 2006 season. He has pitched for Boston, Philadelphia and Cincinnati.


    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2853149

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  13. ApolloSmileGirl

    ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight star 8

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    :( Way to young. @};-
     
  14. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Way too young indeed.

    RIP @};-
     
  15. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Very sad especially at that age
     
  16. chiss_man

    chiss_man Jedi Master star 6

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    I really don't know what to say about this, besides it should not be like this.
     
  17. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    A former NFL linebacker who played for the Redskins died as well over the last weekend of a heart attack at age 36.
     
  18. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Ugh, these are happening with far too much frequency.

    For those of us that follow boxing, this probably is more stunning than for the majority who never got to see Diego Corrales fight--but you really should try to dig up his Castillo fight from a few yrs back if you have any remote interest in the sport.

    "Chico" was killed in a motorcycle accident in Vegas tonight, at 29. Very tragic loss.
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    http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=2863505

    Former two-division champion Corrales killed in Vegas

    By Dan Rafael
    ESPN.com

    Former two-division world champion Diego "Chico" Corrales, who lived as hard as he fought, died in a mororcycle crash Monday night in Las Vegas.

    "He crashed on a motorcycle. It don't look like he made it through this," manager James Prince told ESPN.com as he was arriving on the scene. "He's dead."

    Corrales, 29, will be remembered as one of the fiercest fighters of his era, a never-say-die warrior who thrilled legions of fans with several action-packed fights.
     
  19. ApolloSmileGirl

    ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight star 8

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    You know, when I started this thread, I really didn't think it'd be filled with so many entries. :(

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  20. BartSimpson-SithLord

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    [link=http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2884762]New England Patriots' Marquise Hill found dead after Jet Ski accident.[/link]

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  21. Juliet316

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  22. EBSaints

    EBSaints Jedi Master star 6

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    I was at LSU at the same time as Marquis Hill, this is a sad, terrible accident.
     
  23. BartSimpson-SithLord

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    [link=http://sports.espn.go.com/rpm/news/story?seriesId=2&id=2892826]Longtime NASCAR chairman France Jr. dies[/link]

    Bill France Jr., who transformed NASCAR from a small Southern sport into a billion-dollar conglomerate during his 31 years as chairman, died Monday. He was 74.

    He died at his Daytona Beach, Fla., home, NASCAR spokesman Ramsey Poston said.


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  24. DarthIntegral

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    [link=http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=2908831]Indiana football coach Terry Hoeppner died Tuesday of complications from a brain tumor. He was 59[/link]

    yet another one to add to this list already.
     
  25. KnightWriter

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    Rod Beck: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2914994
     
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